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Master Yi Statistics for overnoobQQ

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

Value
Average
Games Played
98
6
Win %
56
42
Kills
8.1
7.5
Assists
4.0
5.0
Deaths
6.4
7.2
KA:D Ratio
1.9
1.7
Gold Earned
13.9K
12.8K
Creep Score
84.7
69.8
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

You should take TP flash since it gives you a lot of mobility. Just take ignite flash if you are 100% sure to stomp your lane opponent.

Runes Back to Top

  • 9x
    +0.95 attack damage Greater Mark of Attack Damage
  • 9x
    +1.34 magic resist Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
  • 9x
    +0.16 magic resist per level Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
  • 9x
    +1 armor Greater Seal of Armor
  • 2x
    +2.25 attack damage Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
  • 1x
    +4.5% attack speed Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed

These are the runes I use for master Yi. If you play at top you can use these runes.


At top vs an AD laner:
Take 9x the armor seals.

At top vs an AP laner:
Take 9x the magic resist glyph.

If enemy team is balaned:
Take the runes from above.

If you face an AD at mid you should take 9 armor seals.

Masteries Back to Top

5/5
0/5
5/5
0/5
5/5
0/5
FEROCITY: 18
0/5
5/5
5/5
0/5
0/5
0/5
CUNNING: 12
0/5
0/5
0/5
0/5
0/5
0/5
RESOLVE: 0

I think this makes sense now since fevor of battle got buffed. I am not 100% sure if fevor is smarter than thunderlords, but I guess it depends on your playstyle.

Abilities Back to Top

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

Well this spellorder is normal on yi.


The most important spell of yi is the Q. If you master the Q you will be able to win all the games at low elo. The Q is a dodge and a gap closer. The most Yi players use the Q as engage. I say dont use it as an engage you use it to dodge abilites. You will just engage with your R. You can dodge all kinds of ult with master yis Q thats rly important because CC kills yi immediatly. You may use the Q as engage if you are rly fed and can 2-3 shot the adc so you can use it again.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Start
    Stard vs AD
    Start vs AP
    Great Option to start with aswell

Core Items

    Core
    Mid Lane Build
    Example Top Lane Build with Botrk
    Crit Yi still is viable
    Tank YI
    Oneshot build

Situational Items

    If Jungler is tanky
    If you must be the tank
    You can change pd with static
    If you face a renekton or another bully rush this item.
    For these fiddlesticks and others -.-

Mid Lane Build:

I like to start with 1054.png, because you will get poked a lot while laning. You can also start with 2033.png or 1036.png and 2003.png if you are really confident. If you are ahead you can directly get 3077.png and if you are behind you should get 1053.png
After some farming at mid you should be able to finsh your 3074.png and boots (3047.png(vs ad mage) or 3111.png (for ap and CC heavy matchups) or 3006.png(for a winning matchup ).
I like to get a 3046.png after hydra to have a lot more 1 v 1 potential. If the matchup is good for you, you can try to all in the enemy.
Next you should try to get a 3031.png to have a great powerspike. At this point of the game you should try to abuse the fact that you do a lot of dmg on hit.
3508.png is a great item for you now, because you will get 20% cdr from it and also a lot of dmg. (Easy peasy resets)
If the enemy team is stacking for armor get 3036.png if they don't get 3026.png or 3072.png(for more sustain in fights).

Top Lane Build:

So depending on your matchup you can start with 1036.png/1029.png/1054.png/2033.png.
You usually want to get a 1053.png 1001.png to sustain and maybe kill the enemy with the slow and your ult.
After 1053.png you want to get 3006.png/3047.png 3124.png. (first 1037.png then 1026.png).
Then build  3153.png or 3074.png. (I like 3153.png with 3124.png more)
Depending on who is fed you should now look for a tank item.

Now you can choose between 3742.png 3102.png3155.png(dont upgrade it to maw too fast)3143.png3065.png3140.png.
After a tank Item you should change your hydra to 3748.png (if you chose to build 3074.png), but if you are really far ahead you can keep the 3074.png.

Jungle Build:

3931.png->3124.png->3009.png->3742.png->3139.png/3156.png->3748.png/3143.png/3102.png

This is just the way how I like to build Yi.

3075_32.png/3110_32.png against melee bruisers with a lot attackspeed like yi trynda and a fed adc.
3190_32.png if your jungler doesnt buyarrow-10x10.png it or your support pick it.
3065_32.png Against heavy AP dmg also gives u a lot sustain.
3143_32.png Against heavy AD dmg.
3026_32.png If you play against a high burst team.
3140_32.png Srsly buyarrow-10x10.png this against this fiddle fear or lissandra teemo its so op (Still good after nerf).

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Ahri
    Easy
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Azir
    Easy
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Fiddlesticks
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Easy
  • Illaoi
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jax
    Hard
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Medium
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kog'Maw
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Hard
  • Lux
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Hard
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Rammus
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Shen
    Hard
  • Syndra
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Hard
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Zed
    Medium
  • Ziggs
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Medium

Kill him before he gets too tanky don't fight him with randuins.

VS

Ahri

Easy

Dodge her spells she has only skillshots + you can follow her in her ult with your ult ;)

VS

Akali

Easy

Pink wards and confidence makes you win this matchup.

VS

Anivia

Medium

Dont underestime her damage in lategame. You can 1 v 1 her, but dont dive her.

VS

Annie

Hard

Annie is simply op... Dodging her ult is probably possible if you sneeze randomly and press Q by accident ...

VS

Ashe

Easy

How cares about slows when u play yi :). The only threat is her ult and its dodgeable with Q.

VS

Azir

Easy

He has no CC to stop you. Get over his wall with Q and kill him.

VS

Brand

Easy

Dodge his Q and all in.

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

Q or look away when she uses her ult. Dont underestimate her if she poisened you she can spam E like a berserk.

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

Dodge his Q and W. Care of his true dmg.

VS

Darius

Hard

You dont like this guy. There is no way to beat him in lane, but there are 1000 ways to beat him in teamfights.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy

As long as he is not too tanky you can just chase him and kill him.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Medium

Get QSS his fear is true cancer. His W will still do dmg to you in your Q.

VS

Fiora

Hard

Fiora is like the OP version of yi without reset

VS

Gnar

Medium

He is ranged and pretty strong try to all in him at level 6 dont get harassed too hard abuse his cooldown and dont fight him in the melee form

VS

Heimerdinger

Easy

your q will destroy his turrets. Dodge his E- Dont fight him too long under his ult turret.

VS

Illaoi

Easy

You can all in her if you have more mininions. You can dodge her ultimate with your Q and she will be completely useless. I really like this matchup :D

VS

Irelia

Hard

Irelia is pretty much a champ that is op. You cant dodge her crucial spells with your Q. If she is lower than you she can stun you for some seconds and simply kill you. She is weaker in the lower levels. Be carefull at level 9 she just destroys everything beside a renekton. Your goal in this matchup is to have the bigger impact in A teamfights or B splitpushing. Dont forget that armor won't help you, because she got true dmg HP wins.

VS

Jax

Hard

Jax will destroy you his E counters you pretty hard. If you are good you are able to dodge his stun with q but he will still outtrade you because of his passive and ult passive.

VS

Karthus

Easy

Karthus is a free kill for you.

VS

Kassadin

Medium

Your autohits hurt more than his autohits. He cant always use his E abuse it. Try to press Q while he is using R (predict it)

VS

Katarina

Easy

She has no CC you can 1 v 1 her at early game, but i think she has more dmg than you at late game.

VS

Kog'Maw

Easy

At level 6 all in he can't run away.

VS

Lulu

Hard

Lulu counters you in teamfights really really hard. She can luluw.png you and also peel for her team with this spell -.- lulur.png

VS

Lux

Easy

Hue next free kill!! Dodge her Q with your Q and she can do nothing against you for some seconds.

VS

Maokai

Hard

He is tanky and can knpck up you. If you use your Q to dodge his Q he will simply use his W after you apear and probably win the trade

VS

Nasus

Hard

Nasus just has to go tanky vs you u will have a lot trouble in lane. Dont forget that your highlander.png completely counters his wither.png. I recommend to pick 12.png4.png to help your team out.

VS

Pantheon

Hard

He outpokes you in lane this matchup sucks just roaming is the answer to a panth but care of his ult

VS

Rammus

Hard

Well... I think its clear that Rammus counters every AD champ.

VS

Renekton

Hard

This croco is hard to deal with simply a tank that destroys yi. Renekton is sick in the laning phase!!!

VS

Riven

Hard

Riven destroys you in the laning. You can try to lower her rivenfengshuiengine.png dmg with meditate.png. Be carefull. If she has her speels on cooldown you can try to 1 v 1 her.

VS

Shen

Hard

Shen is pretty hard to beat in lane. A good way to beat him is probably splitpushing while he ults on his teammates. Care for his shenshadowdash.png and also respect the range of shenshadowdash.png & 4.png.

VS

Syndra

Hard

Her burst is so Hardcore she has CC everything that counters you to beat her dodge her stun ball with q use ur w when she ults you.

VS

Trundle

Hard

I don't really see a way how to beat him in the laning phase. You can probably kill him after getting guinsoos (depends on his cs and items)

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

Fight him when he has no fury. If he ults run away until its is over and then go in again as long as you can survive.

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

No HP free kill. You can dodge his gold card with your alphastrike.png.

VS

Wukong

Medium

Skill matchup care for his clone tricks and be carefull if he has his ult.

VS

Yasuo

Medium

You should be able to outdamage him in a 1 v 1 if you W his Q and Q his whirlwind.

VS

Zed

Medium

Try to buy quicksilver against his ult. All in him if he is alone and wasted his W Q.

VS

Ziggs

Medium

His poke is annoying and his dmg is also really huge. Try to dodge his ult with your Q. When you get a lead he cant escape you as long as you alphastrike.png his ziggsw.png.

How to reach gold elo Back to Top

Dont always build the same items its always situational.

Always try to get Nashs and Drakes with your team.
Ward the enemies buffs.
Dont overextend.
Dont push your lane too far if you are behind.
Ward your bushes to avoid ganks.
Dont fokus the tanks if you play yi dont play 1 vs 5 and try to get as much resets as possible.
Farm like a boss
Try to roamarrow-10x10.png this can change so much.
Don't look at others mistake only your mistakes matter.
Don't get mad if you lose, even pros lose.
Sometimes it is easier to win if you pick highwinrate champs. This guide is not made to force you to play yi. It is for example a lot easier to win with wukong, because he does not need so much skill to be impactfull. (i do still love wukong)

How to play YI in teamfights Back to Top

Try to stay away from CC try to dodge  some abilites with ur Q (leona ult etc.) Try to focus the squishiest guy to get resets. Dont forget to use your active items they can change a whole teamfight. Always try to go on the adc and apc or even the support or jungler if they are sqishy the resets make you strong.

PLEASE don't ignore the frontline just engage on the carries if they are in range if you go straight to the adc it is likely that they use every single spell on you and you will instantly die.

Funny tricks that help a lot Back to Top

Your W Reduces the dmg you get. If you play vs riven for example you can trade her and press W at the right timing to reduce the dmg of her ult and then kill her. Thats pretty good vs highburst champs. This small time when you use your W can change the whole trade and grant you a kill instead of a death, but it needs a lot of practice :)


Towerdiving is pretty easy with yi. You can dodge the towershots with your Q and also if allied champs or minions are in tower range give them the aggro if you Q.

Sometimes it is usefull to push a wave and wait for somebody in their team to clear it while you hide in a bush. If somebody clears it that you can kill or even dive, go in and give your team a lead of a 4 v 5 teamfight.

You can cancel an autohit with your W to make short trades that look like this: Q -> AA -> W -> AA.
To reset the autoattack you have to attack him once press W and then press again on the enemy to give him the second autoattack.

About me Back to Top

Hi I am Felix and I am from Austria. I am playing league for 6 years or even more now. My max rank was platinum 1 and at the moment i am inactive. (That is because I was tilting a lot and tried to learn all champs...). I was stuck in gold V for 1 year and all I can tell you to get out of this "elohell" is look for your mistakes. Watch some onetrick ponies playing the champ you main and learn from them. Don't blame your team, you are the only one that matters in this game (Solo Q). Don't spam 1000 champs you won't get better,

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