Content guides
GUIDES:

Highest Win Rate

Most Popular
All Guides Master Yi Guides [Patch 6.18] Tank Master Yi still useful
0
0
Updated
2 years ago
Views
328
Comments
0

Master Yi Statistics for Jake SEX 1v9

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

Value
Average
Games Played
269
7
Win %
53
42
Kills
10.3
7.7
Assists
4.4
5.0
Deaths
8.5
7.5
KA:D Ratio
1.7
1.7
Gold Earned
13.5K
12.4K
Creep Score
78.5
89.2
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

NOTE: THIS IS A TANK YI GUIDE. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY YI AS A CARRY, CHECK OUT DfuZ's Guide to Bruiser Yi.

11.png Obvious choice on junglers.
4.png Flash is always good, as a "Get out of jail for free" card.
3.png Exhaust is very good against assassins or Champions like Vayne 67.png.
6.png Ghost is also a very good choice, it acts like a mini-Highlander highlander.png.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

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

Again, very standard and self-explanatory, alphastrike.png is the main damage spell and best to max, however, maxing W meditate.png or E wujustyle.png second is purely preference. I prefer maxing E.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    With this rune setup and the correct clear route, Yi won't need potions.

Core Items

    Yi's absolute core items. The damage these items provide is very similar to the old Sated Devourer + Blade of the Ruined King combo.
    Choose 1. Utility/Tankiness/Damage
    Boots of choice
    Your last items should be 2 of these.

Situational Items

The correct clear route I'm talking about

So, Master Yi doesn't need potions on his first clear, and can instead buy his Skirmisher's Sabre first back.
This is the correct clear route.

Blue side:

Krugs -> (Place a ward at red buff) -> Raptors -> Wolves -> Gromp -> Recall -> buy Skirmisher's Sabre -> Full clear

Red side:

Gromp -> (Place a ward at blue buff) -> Wolves -> Raptors -> Krugs -> Recall -> buy Skirmisher's Sabre -> Full clear

Also, I'm expecting to see some "Why no Guinsoo's Rageblade?!"-comments. 
Well, the item is horribly gold inefficient for Yi, as well as having to ramp up for some time before actually being useful. Yi is usually expected to deal damage immediately to actually survive.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Kindred
    Hard
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Master Yi
    Easy
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Shaco
    Hard
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Skarner
    Medium
  • Vi
    Medium
  • Zac
    Hard

VS

Gragas

Medium

If he starts doing a lot of stuff in the early game, this matchup can really end up sticky as he can snowball the game out of control before you can really do much as Yi.

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

Oh, another assassin. You can easily outplay him with a well-timed meditate.png, but be careful as his damage with khazixQ.png is just absolutely out of this world.

VS

Kindred

Hard

Don't let "them" get fed. If you do, you can't do much of anything. Save your alphastrike.png for when "they're" running away.

VS

Lee Sin

Hard

Hard counters you. Lee Sin will burst you down and kick you away from his team so you don't have a chance to do damage. I highly advise banning him or not picking Yi into this matchup. If you have to play against him, pick up a 3139.png.

VS

Master Yi

Easy

You read this guide, therefore you can build better than the opposing Master Yi. Remember to use your 3142.png when dueling, as well as your red smite and meditate.png autoattack resets. You can dodge an alphastrike.png with your own alphastrike.png.

VS

Rengar

Medium

Kind of counters you. You will die before you have time to react, if you're not expecting him to target you. If you're forced to play against him, you may want to get a 3026.png after your armor pen item. Try to Meditatemeditate.png his initial burst.

VS

Shaco

Hard

Master Yi is a very fragile creature in the early game, and if he gets counterjungled he will fall behind HARD. Plan out your jungle clear, and make sure to counterjungle him if he's been counterjungling you.

VS

Shyvana

Easy

Pick up a 3742.png and use your red smite on her and consider taking 3.png. She won't be able to do anything. You win. Remember to dodge shyvanatransformcast.png with alphastrike.png.

VS

Skarner

Medium

This matchup will make you cry early because of Skarner's suppression with skarnerimpale.png, but it's not so bad after you get a 3139.png.

VS

Vi

Medium

If she gets fed, she will literally 3-hit you. You're done. Thankfully, you can dodge her viR.png with alphastrike.png if you use it properly.

VS

Zac

Hard

Zac has incredibly good counterganks as well as a knockup and tankiness to stop you from snowballing early. Lategame he will disrupt your entire team. Try not to focus him and get some MR items.

Q & A / Last words Back to Top

I will answer any of your questions in the comments about me/Yi and add them here.

Thanks for reading my guide, and best of luck on the Rift!
Loading comments...

Comments
Top
There are no comments yet. Log in to post the first comment!

Send Feedback