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Master Yi Statistics for RaiDan73

Author's performance with Master Yi compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
3
Win %
47
Kills
8.2
Assists
4.9
Deaths
7.3
KA:D Ratio
1.8
Gold Earned
11.9K
Creep Score
165.1
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Okay. My personal preference is 3.png11.png, because if you get counterjungled by champions like 64.png35.png you can win in the duel with them. Also, in the late game, you can "turn off" enemy's adc in the teamfight, and survive a bit longer. 11.pngIs realy important, but other spell is on your personal opinion.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Runic armor over Veteran's Scars, because of 3053.png, also it's buff your meditate.png

Strength of the Ages over Grasp of the undying, because grasp is too slow, for this build, and you are not playing toplane.
Btw, you can use fervor of battle, if you want more damage (or if you playing on low elo)

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
Q
E
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
3
5
7
9
W
2
14
15
17
18
E
4
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

I think, there is no questions about maxing Q, but what is better after q?meditate.png or wujustyle.png

meditate.png+ 1) More defense
           2) If there is no Heavy CC in enemy team, you can almost negate all damage on those 4 seconds.
meditate.png- 1) Lack of damage.
           2) Can canceled by every stun/silence/suppresion.
wujustyle.png+ 1)Realy big buff of damage.
           2)Great synergy with 3931.png
           3) You can use meditate.pngAutoattack reset without any doubt.
wujustyle.png-  1)Sometimes you will have lack of defense.
As you can see, there is more Proffit, to max E first.
Why do you need, to take Q at lvl 3 instead of E?
When you lvl 1 Q on raptors, you leave little raptors on 50 hp, and E doesn't help you on this. But if you take Q at lvl 3, you'll instantly kill them. Also, leveled up q increase your dps even better than E, after nerf on 6.6 patch

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Okay, why there are Health Potions, instead of refillable potion? After clearing all jungle, you will use all 3 potions, and after that, you taking upgraded smite. After that moment, you will clear all jungle without HP losing, So there is no reason to pick refillable potion.
    Take if by your own risk. If you do everything perfectly, you can take much more benefit from this

Core Items

    This is your core items. If you use your titanic hydra reset correctly, you can oneshot enemy's adc, and tank a lot of damage

Situational Items

    This gives big advantage of ms, take it if enemies doesn't have % damage
    This may be very strange item for you, but it gives you big buff of resists. If you like splitpushing, that's your item
    When i'm playing vs realy fast kiting champions, like Vayne, or Kalista, i'm taking righteous glory.
    Well, ZZ rot portal gives you the same stats, but he also gives you ms, and strong push potential, i do not recommend this one.
    This is build vs % Ap mages, like brand, this also buff your damage, take it when you lack of it.
    Take it vs full ad team
    Not realy op item for yi. This works only with "cowsep" Ap attackspeed build, when he builds nashor and hextech. Not realy work on tank yi

Why thoose items? Because of broken3748.pngand3078.pngon YI. If you scared of lacking damage, just try out this build, and you will see, that it is realy broken.

Trinity force seems pretty bad on master yi, but you just need try it out.

About boots.
3009.pngGives you big buff of ms. Remember, that your ultimate increasing your ms multiplicative.

3047.pngThis is worse than Boots of Swiftness, but them can help you reduce damage vs high % damage autoattackers, like96.png

3111.pngIf enemies have big amount of cc, that can help you.

3006.pngAfter patch 6.1. that boots became a thing. 30% AS buff is pretty good, but i do not recommend you this item on this build.

3020.pngAre you sure...

3117.pngWtf.

3158.pngNo plz. No.

Okay. Why do i not recommend you 3124.png?
If you build tank, you will just lack of damage with guinsoo. When you stack it up, you will have only 30% of your hp.
If you don't trust me, just check stats with tank guinsoo build.777777.JPG


Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Amumu
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Diana
    Medium
  • Dr. Mundo
    Hard
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Evelynn
    Easy
  • Fiddlesticks
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Hard
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Hard
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • Kindred
    Hard
  • Kog'Maw
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Malzahar
    Hard
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Hard
  • Nautilus
    Hard
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Nocturne
    Hard
  • Nunu
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Rammus
    Hard
  • Rek'Sai
    Easy
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Sejuani
    Medium
  • Shaco
    Hard
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Skarner
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Hard
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Hard
  • Vayne
    Hard
  • Vi
    Medium
  • Warwick
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Hard

VS

Aatrox

Easy

You just outdamage him, it's easiest matchup in the game.

VS

Amumu

Medium

This is a bit hard, because if you get catched in to curseofthesadmummy.png you just die, by adcs damage. But you can use yourmeditate.png to survive this time, or you can dodge curseofthesadmummy.png with your alphastrike.png

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy
rupture.pngis just useless vs you, and outdamage him a lot

VS

Diana

Medium

Okay. She have INSANE burst damage, but if you meditate.png it, you will take 0 damage from her burst, and just kill her.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Hard

Oh my god. What a broken champion. You can only beat him with full ad build. If you trying to kill him with that build, you just die from adcs.

VS

Ekko

Medium

This is skillful matchup, you can dodge he's ekkoW.png with youralphastrike.png, but he is fast as hell, there will be problems, to kill him.

VS

Elise

Medium

Again, a skillful matchup. To outplay her, just dodge eliseE.png with alphastrike.png and negate burst with meditate.png

VS

Evelynn

Easy

She can't CC you because of your highlander.png, and you outdamage her a lot.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Medium

Oh. terrify.png  is like poppydiplomaticimmunity.png, you can't slowed by your highlander.png, and you just run far away from him.

3139.png will be a good pick.

VS

Fizz

Hard

Okay. You need to do your moves perfectly to kill him. It's realy hard, but you should dodge fizzmarinerdoom.png with alphastrike.png. You need to press alphastrike.png just after exploding. DO NOT USE meditate.png TO COUNTER HIS BURST! fizzmarinerdoom.pngCancels it.

VS

Gragas

Medium

Pretty annoing matchup, try to dodge gragasexplosivecask.png 

VS

Hecarim

Medium

Same with 9.png, and he'sterrify.png. You don't need3139.png, but it's realy annoying CC (hecarimult.png)

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium

Well, skillful matchup, you can jump from jarvanivcataclysm.png with alphastrike.png, and dodge jarvanivdragonstrike.pngjarvanivdemacianstandard.png combo too

VS

Jax

Hard
3.pngCan help you outplay him. This is realy hard, to time jaxcounterstrike.png. But if you autoattack him when he's on E, he will just use jaxcounterstrike.png after 1 second, so try to dodge it.

VS

Kayle

Easy

AnnoyingkayleR.png, but you can sustain all her damage withmeditate.png

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy

He's just useless now, negate his burst with meditate.png

VS

Kindred

Hard

Okay. I ban her almost every game, if i play with this build, because she is terribly strong counter your build, with herkindredpassive.png damage. I usualy build full damage, vs her, i really don't recommend you this build vs her.

VS

Kog'Maw

Medium

Same with kindred, but he's lack of defense. If enemy's have strong frontlane, try to not get focused by him.

VS

Lee Sin

Hard

Well. Good Lee can win the game, before you even stack devourer. He also can counterjungle you, so 3.png can help you. Don't try to countergank him before lvl 6, say to your team play safe. He's also will turn you off from teamfight with blindmonkrkick.png, and he's fast as hell. If he's trying to use 3340.pngblindmonkwone.png combo to the other side of the wall, use alphastrike.png to gapclose him.

VS

Malphite

Easy

Well. He's very tanky, but lack of damage.3071.png can help you kill him faster.

VS

Malzahar

Hard

What a terrible champion. Try to take3140.png before 3053.png.

Don't stand on he'salzaharnullzone.png that will kill you immediately.

VS

Maokai

Medium

Pretty tanky champion, but again, he's lack of damage.

VS

Master Yi

Hard

I don't play normal games, sorry.

VS

Nautilus

Hard

Very skillul matchup. Try to dodgenautilusgrandline.png withalphastrike.png

He have insane amount of CC, don't fight him alone, he's often with team.

VS

Nidalee

Easy

Well. You counter her burst withmeditate.png, and you faster than she, so kill her asap.

VS

Nocturne

Hard

Same with 9.png, but he also have bigger amount of damage, and annoying nocturneshroudofdarkness.png. Run from him before lvl 6, he's stronger than you a lot.

VS

Nunu

Easy

HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOUR SLOW.

VS

Olaf

Medium

He's strong early game, but in the late, you outdamage him

VS

Pantheon

Hard

Well, that's annoying matchup. You can beat him 1v1, but he'spantheon_leapbash.png in teamfights is real op. Try to dodgepantheon_leapbash.pngwith your alphastrike.png

VS

Rammus

Hard

He's incredibly tanky, and he's defensiveballcurl.pngjust annihilating you. Try to take 3140.pngASAP.

VS

Rek'Sai

Easy

In my opinion, she is very weak champion. The problems with her, is early ganks, and reksaiR.png

VS

Rengar

Medium

Well. It's pretty hard matchup. You need to Max meditate.png After alphastrike.pnginstead ofwujustyle.pngor he will just oneshot you. When you seerengarR.png and you know that he will focus you, just press meditate.png and negate his burst

VS

Sejuani

Medium

Well. She have pretty big amount of CC, try to dodgesejuaniglacialprisonstart.png withalphastrike.png and avoid her pre lvl 6

VS

Shaco

Hard

Omg. What a terrible pick. Take 1041.png2043.png2003.png on the start, and place ward on your red/blue buff. On lvl 2 take meditate.png instead of wujustyle.png and ask your team to help you when you ping.

VS

Shyvana

Easy

Well. She doesn't deal more damage than you, and she let you farm until lvl 6, in the late game you just outdamage her a lot.

VS

Skarner

Medium

Nah. That's annoying champion, but he have real lack of damage to you, so don't be scared of him, unless he is fed.

VS

Teemo

Hard

Naaaaah. Plz. It's may seem to be easy countered(Just dodge blindingdart.png with your alphastrike.png) but it's insanely hard to do, because he's q looks almost the same as autoattack.

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

Damage him until he's undyingrage.png and when he presses it, just run from him a bit.

VS

Udyr

Hard

It's just unfair, he have 5 sec cd undodgeable stun he stronger than you pre lvl 11 or more. In the late game you outdamage him just a bit.

VS

Vayne

Hard

Ban her every game. This your worst nightmare. If you dodge her vaynecondemn.png with alphastrike.png you probably can kill her, but she is insanely fast, and have uncounterable vaynetumble.png invisibility. Rito nerf plz.

VS

Vi

Medium

Well. Dodge viQ.pngwith alphastrike.pngviR.pngIs undodgeable, trust me


VS

Warwick

Medium

Take 3140.pngASAP.

VS

Xin Zhao

Hard

Unfair matchup too. He have the same damage, and he also have CC. On the third attackxenzhaocombotarget.pnguse alphastrike.pngto prevent him AA you when you airbone.

Mechanics and Tips to use abilities Back to Top

You may think, that Master YI have no mechanics, but that's not right. Master Yi have a pretty big skillcap, and have a lot of mechanics.

alphastrike.png
1)Gapcloser.
This is most obvious mechanic you can use. Just press it on enemies, when them run from you. You can use it when enemy like 81.png using ezrealarcaneshift.pngand you will run this distance too.
2)Dodge.
If you read the matchups, you know, that you can dodge a LOT of spells (even targeted) with Q. Best examle is ufslash.png
If he ult you, just press alphastrike.png and you simply dodge it, without taking any damage or CC. You can also use Q, to dodge autoattacks (even turret autoattacks)
3)Burst.
You can use AA -> Q -> AA combo to clear jungle, press Alpha, when AA on CD. You also can use this combo when towerdiving, you will get focused by tower only after ending this combo.
meditate.png
1) Sustiain in jungle/lane. 
Just press it, and you heal 120-880! health (Based on your current % of hp, and lvl of ability)
2) Negating damage.
You can negate pretty much burst damage, if you press it on time.
3) AA reset.
This is advanced one. If you need to reset your AA quickly just do AA -> W -> AA combo.
wujustyle.png
Don't use it, when you clear the jungle, (only if you clearing the last camp)
If you autoattacking tanky champion, use it when he have half hp only, or you will just lose AD buff.
highlander.png
Chase the enemies, and run from them, removing slow. That's everything. 

Gameplay lvl [1-6] (farm) Back to Top

Start on bottom lane. If you on the blue side, that means you should start golems, or if you on red side, start gromp.

Use your AA -> Q -> AA Combo when clearing jungle.
On blue side press smite on golems and blue buff, to regen mana. On first jungle clean, after 3 camps go blue, because you will have 0 mana.
On red side, press smite on gromp to gain damage buff, and red buff, to regen health.
Remember, that you regen more health, if you have less of them. That means: Meditate on 100 hp > Meditate on 600 hp. That can help you clear all the jungle (6 camps) without backing.
Try to not make useless ganks, jungle clear > bad gank. You can gank, if there is easy kill (No 4.png Top, and there is CC on your top lane (75.png))
Don't take crab pre-devourer, that waste a lot of time. (Mb you can take first one, that have 800 hp)

 

Gameplay lvl [6-11] (ganking) Back to Top

Now you have 1415.pngandhighlander.pngso you can gank to take kills. Now you stronger than most of the champions, so you can duel them. Take crabs to stack up devourer! Always walk with your team, and try to oneshot adcs.

Gameplay lvl [11-18] (teamfights) Back to Top

Take objectives, push lanes, and teamfight. You just need to end game on this stage.

And there is something about teamfights:
What do you need to win a teamfight?
If enemies have weak frontlane, focus carries.
If enemies have strong frontlane, a lot of CC, you should to not go too far away from team. Enemies can easily kill you with big amount of CC. Try to focus frontlane, you'll still deal big damage to carries becasuse of titanhydra.

Do not open this Back to Top

BM mechanics

Okay, if you want to BM with 11.png, you should learn some tips.

Tip 1.

Take 5th rank with master yi asap. Always, when enemy champions see you, press Ctrl+6. That will show them, that you are very dangerous guy.

Tip 2.

(it's very important): Master Yi's dance speed increases with movement speed.

Tip 3.
When you meditate.png press Ctrl+6, to remind them, that you are dangerous guy.

Tip 4.

If you very sneaky, and came from back side of the lane, and enemies will run towards you, always press Ctrl+6.

Tip 5.

(it's very important):Dance after penta.
Tip 6.
(The most important)
CTRL+6 after dodged skillshot withalphastrike.png

About me Back to Top

I'm platinum I on russian server, playing Master Yi since BETA. First of all i mained him on mid lane as AP (pre rework) and after rework started to play full crit midlane/toplane. Now 90% of my games in the jungle, 50% of them with this build. You can use advanced build with3124.png3146.png if you pretty skilled with YI, but be careful. Guinsoo build have lack of sustain.Stat.JPG

Update log Back to Top

7.02.16 Masteries updated for 6.2

8.02.16 Added more notes about items
10.02.16 Guinsoo note added
31.03.16 Guinsoo note updated, changed ability order to patch 6.6
2.04.16 Teamfights and items notes improved
23.06.16 New Build Added, because of Devourer rework
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