Build Guide by Wifi Or Die
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Master Yi Build
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Completely Different Playstyle
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AP Master Yi is NOTHING like DPS Master Yi. DPS yi uses alpha strike to initiate, then finishes with his high dps, lifesteal, and ulti. AP Yi is different. AP Yi honestly a Hit-n-Run Nuke, with high CDR, you alpha strike in, exhaust, then auto attack once for lich bane passive, then either wuju and attack again, or gtfo. If ganked, simply meditate (with 1.65 ap ratio and 300 armor and MR) you are literally unkillable for the duration, its almost a zhonya's free of charge. if you get ganked, simply ping, meditate, and wait for your team to show and annihilate the stupid champions still attempting to kill you mid-meditate. I take clarity so you can stay in the lane early game with meditate. and exhaust for escape/killing dps lifesteal champs who foolishly attempt to 1v1 you. GLHF and comment on how this build works out.
Farm steadily in your lane. Conserve AP for harassing with alpha, and meditating when you get low on HP. Use clarity when you run out of mana and make sure allies are nearby to receive the mana also. PLAY SAFE. You do not have much damage output early and will surely be targeted. If attacked, you can meditate to stay alive while your laning partner scares them off.
Around the 15-20 minute mark, you SHOULD have as follows. Sorceror's Boots, Mejai's Soulstealer, and Sheen. Now you can start using AP yi effectively. While laning, when a champion is foolish enough to fall within range of alpha strike, initiate. Upon arrival, auto attack once for Sheen's additional damage. Then, either your team helps finish them, or you gtfo. If teamed up on and escaping isnt an option, ping, meditate and hope your team makes it in time. Also you can now bait enemies into ganks or turrets. When low on HP, position your allies out of sight, let them initiate, then meditate. your meditate should give you around 150 armor and magic resist, and should heal you fully after the duration, while the idiot enemies wack helplessly at you, your teammates will annihilate them. You are, the MASTER BAITER (all puns intended)
ITS PWNING TIME
Once you get Lich Bane, Morello's, and Rabadons/Needless you are set. Also, Spirit Visage will make your meditate even more incredible. Now simply initiate with alpha strike (about 600 damage) then auto attack for lich bane's passive (roughly 500 damage/depending on AP) if they arent dead, meditate, becoming literally unkillable, then auto attack for another 500 damage, alpha strike again, auto attack again, you get the idea. Constantly gank and harass with alpha strike and lich bane, remember, you are a force to be reckoned with, use that WUJU STYLE.