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League of Legends Build Guide Author stickperson2

AP Yi - It's Legit.

stickperson2 Last updated on February 26, 2013
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Blackvenom | September 21, 2013 7:42pm
R.I.P AP YI LONG LIVE AD YI
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Quite Nomible (29) | August 4, 2013 7:23pm
R.I.P.
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donotvan | July 31, 2013 9:11am
rip:(
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MasterMastic | December 17, 2012 3:11am
At first I thought AP for Master Yi is just a terrible idea, but it's SICK.
The only time you go to your base is for items and mana, because if you press W (the heal) just once it refills EVERYTHING!

Q can take out half of the champions HP, then all it takes is E & R and they're dead + CDs are down because of R. Then maybe just a heal and you're good to go.
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eXplicits | September 10, 2012 5:11pm
Excellent guide, found it much better than AD for harassing early game and then in team fights late game - damage is insane to carries
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kavinh (1) | July 14, 2012 8:34pm
Vertchewal wrote:

There is an item this is extremely important to this build that is worth mention and that is Thonmail. If there are champs with fast AS and high AD you can use meditate and usually beat out their hits, while thornmail is returning 30% of what they are dealing you while you wait for alpha strike to cooldown. This is great especially for a 1v1. I have 1v1 AD Yi's and won. Alpha Strike> Meditate> Alphastrike, while maybe mixing in an Ignite and having the ult on in case I need to get away.

if ur playing ap yi u shouldn't even be in melee range half the time though aside from the first alpha and maybe a lichbane proc
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damoleindahole | July 14, 2012 1:49pm
Honestly, this is an ap yi guide. People may think that ad is better, but I don't and I don't think that people should be judgmental to those who agree with me. This is a pretty sweet guide, so far I've done pretty well.


May AP Yi be victorious! (but wuju pass him that potion?)
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BEST KENNEN EU | July 10, 2012 1:41am
AP Yi is kinda funny. I play him on lowelo smurf and its kinda easy - with q you outfarm your enemy so easy and get so high amount of cs under 25 min. Just get the right position in tf - q the lowest so you kill him and Q on ;) Great Guide is nice to read
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NicknameMy (153) | June 20, 2012 10:09am
I have an advice for you.

If the enemy everytime tries to stun you in your meditate, then get Zhonya's Hourglass first. This gives you already there 2 additional seconds, which can mean win or loss at this point.
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n00b Saibot CZ | June 18, 2012 5:45am
Great guide man. In first game with AP Yi I get Quadra kill

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8821/masteryiap.png
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Alianok | June 13, 2012 8:56pm
I think that the Athene's unholly grail is a good alternative to the Deathfire Grasp with his cooldown and his mana regen that increase the durability, for avoid to back to often
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justinrobin1 | June 10, 2012 1:14pm
Nice build got my first pentakill with it.
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Vertchewal | June 9, 2012 12:26am
There is an item this is extremely important to this build that is worth mention and that is Thonmail. If there are champs with fast AS and high AD you can use meditate and usually beat out their hits, while thornmail is returning 30% of what they are dealing you while you wait for alpha strike to cooldown. This is great especially for a 1v1. I have 1v1 AD Yi's and won. Alpha Strike> Meditate> Alphastrike, while maybe mixing in an Ignite and having the ult on in case I need to get away.
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Dailby (1) | June 8, 2012 9:27pm
I used this guide when first trying out ap yi it really helped good work.
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Ownific8r | June 5, 2012 2:07am
great guide bro it works really well
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Evaine | June 3, 2012 9:34am
Great build.
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TheAvant | May 29, 2012 1:39am
Op Master Yi is OP, tons of damage and a redicalus Meditate
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Scapper | May 28, 2012 9:15pm
I agree with you. AP Yi is actually legit and not for trolls. That heal from Meditate and damage from Alpha Strike is insane. +1
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LongMustache | May 24, 2012 10:43am
Hi, I have been using the build for a while now. Its really fun to play and has it's perks.

Although, its quite outdated, you still mention dodge seals and old masteries. You should re-read it, i think.

BTW. What is hard to believe for most, ap yi shuts down most of ap carries pretty hard. They are unable to poke you, as you heal right back up, they are unable to get close to the minions, as you alpha strike them every time they do, for high damage.

Even if you are pushing, you can still have a lot of poke pressure under their turret, while also preventing them from farming.

Did i mention its rly fun to play? :D
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Argent | May 19, 2012 8:58am
Yi was my first champ to use. AD Yi was pretty boring and standard so I thought about building him different, I saw this guide and figured I would give it a try and I loved it. I just prefer the hit and run style and laughing as I heal more then the enemy is doing with meditate. +1 hands down
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Djoork | May 19, 2012 5:30am
Hey, great guide, alot of help!

Something i'd like to add though is that as a starting item, I usually take Amplifying Tome + one mana potion instead of Doran's Ring. That way you got a decent early game burst & the moment you're being hit alot, just pop your Meditate & your mana potion straight after. Your Meditate heals you back to full HP early game (lvl 2) although it's an expensive mana cost (that's why the Mana potion).

With Amplifying Tome, i'm always trying to get to Fiendish Codex asap & then hit straight for Morello's Evil Tome. I noticed Morello wasn't on your guide & I wanted to point out that this item is pretty awesome for AP yi aswell. It gives a fair amount of AP, Mana Regen and CDR & the Active added recently makes it useful to pop on a carry AD/tanky champ to reduce their healing by lifesteal (i.e. MF, Cait, ...) or regular HP regen (Garen, Mundo, ...).
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Azaltar ark | May 14, 2012 6:22am
Whenever i wanna have fun i always pick yi as AP then its just ridiculous how Master Yi can be powerful with AP items. First of all of course they call me 'noob' ... 'YI AP?! Don't troll, noob!"... then i kill 2 or 3 enemies after 10 minutes and they just shutin up D: ;] Big thanks for that build, fav <3
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NicknameMy (153) | May 2, 2012 11:36am
You should get triple Doran's Ring after your first back, that is most efficient. With that, you gain high AP and never run out of mana anytime. You can just alpha and meditate all the time and no enemy can beat you.
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lolMaDMaXoOlol (1) | April 24, 2012 7:46am
OMG I LOVE THIS GUIDE!!!!!

got pentakill with it and had ~100hp left and an enemy tower shot at me so i used w and went with full life away <3
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3b0000d | April 16, 2012 10:19am
Pretty nice build i got my deathcap fairly early, i ended up with 12-13-10, it wasent that bad i guess since their le blanc was 9-6 and yi was 18-9 i could kill them all pretty easy if it wasent for leblancs silence and poppy's smash into the wall. i would note though that deathcap then lichbane is good damage but i ended up dropping them to 300hp and couldnt do anything i would suggest some cooldown reduction between deathcap and lichbane, maybe lucidity boots would be more efficient idk but amazing
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z3r0requiem | April 14, 2012 8:53am
Awesome build. I had honestly never heard of AP Yi until a while ago and this guide has served me well. Just last night I was running to a team fight and couldn't make it before the enemies retreated into their base. Popped teleport to get to a minion wave ahead of 'em and cut off their retreat with a single alpha strike.
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Xshib | April 14, 2012 7:08am
Great build! Never in my life have i got a quadra-kill so easy haha :) It's fun to pretend to be squishy and run from the enemy then meditate in a bush and when they come round the corner half their health is gone from alpha and they're the ones running =D
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TrollAxeThrower | April 5, 2012 7:41pm
Hey, love this build. But I usually take wuju before meditate because meditate heal you to max HP after Rabadon's deathcap, because of the high AP ratio on meditate.
I know meditate gives less magic res & armor when not upgraded, but wuju compensates for the lack of damage from items in this build, and if you are careful enough you won't get into team-fights that you will have to meditate in the midst of battle, especially where the other team have CC that will interrupt your meditate anyways, but rather use it as a way to cancel harass, hence - the magic res and armor are less needed here, and meditate use for healing only (so cap gives you the healing you need with the high AP ratio without leveling meditate, as mentioned above).
Also I combine this build with a lot of jungling (if possible). Most of the time you get plenty of kills with alpha strike "crits", and meditate to stay in the jungle with full health. Not to mention after high AP and level 5 alpha strike.
What are your thoughts on that?
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cy3160 (1) | March 23, 2012 10:50pm
you need no evil tome but tooth, it give more damage though it makes you a bit of a semi ADer but it is more lets say useful late game at pushing towers down and killing that running 100hp champ after you blew your alpha and no deathfire is bad
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Millizzy | March 21, 2012 4:30am
Bad 1v1? holding your **** in team fights? Have you even played AP Yi? 1v1 I kill just about anybody. He doesn't need the life steal if you take half their health. Just ult, e and auto attack till next alpha and they die. In a team fight his alpha strike can hit the whole enemy team and put the at half or even below depending on magic resist.
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Apyi | March 13, 2012 2:33pm
omg the only reason for me to create a account here is to say how awsome ur build is !!!
i have about 80% win rate with this build and played 2 ranked games with ap yi, both total win.

NICE JOB 11111111111
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mrlonewolfer (3) | March 4, 2012 3:51am
human
1v1 is easy, harrass run away because your faster then keep alpha striking and running and alpha striking and running.....
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HumanShade (1) | March 3, 2012 11:58am
Have to say that AP master yi is really unnecessary seeing as there are so many better ap champs out there. AP master yi's biggest fault is that it's to much of a "harass" tactic and you can't do much in a 1v1 fight except wait for the rest of your team to come and save you or you just run like hell. And in team fights you have to stand with your **** in your hand for most of the time because your lifesteal won't heal you at all.

Waste of yi's ulti and E!
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Pistola Time | February 28, 2012 2:01pm
Are you kiddin'??? GOOD SURVIVABILITY??? Rufl 2000 HP is not GOOD SURVIVABILITY Yes it make TONS of damage but once you used your meditate, your are completly lost in a teamfight. Play AP yi for FUN and not if you really need a good character to win a game. It's my opinion. BUT YES ITS SO FUNNY TO PLAY AP YI! :D
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aquance | February 26, 2012 10:10am
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TallestNoiseAlive (1) | February 25, 2012 5:26pm
Thanks for the innovative build guide! AP Yi is so much fun to play, very refreshing, effective and somehow hilarious! +1
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DoctorHydro | February 25, 2012 2:45pm
AP Yi is my new favorite! So fun to play, great harrass, great late-game with instant cooldowns from you're ultimate and blue buff.
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DragonDescent | February 22, 2012 12:13pm
great guide it's fun as hell when the whole team tries to kill you while meditating and they still can't take you down and then your team gank them all :D
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DeathOfRats (2) | February 22, 2012 10:05am
Nice build, covers AP yi's weaknesses well.
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Needlous (20) | February 12, 2012 8:28am
Every time i see AP Yi he's just literally pentakilling 24/7.
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Naxgul | February 9, 2012 3:15pm
Magnificent. Today is the 1st time I played Yi, and tried this after i saw one kicking my hot brand ***. That's the sum of my day: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/opyi.jpg/ (I played with the build, Nashor's is much better then Deatchfire, i take Void/Abbyssal or Zhonya depending on opponents, and take a Revolver after Sheen for more survivability. Didnt get to upgrade it yet - every1 surrenders)
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Viggomayn | February 5, 2012 5:01am
1+ voted, You got the main part all set, i'm trying to make a hybrid yi build atm, and you got the AP part all set, if you want, you can write me with any ideas :)
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Sneepers | February 4, 2012 7:56am
voted +1 but what spell combo do u use?
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PiIIar (1) | January 27, 2012 12:46am
Very good build

+1
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TranscendentSon | January 7, 2012 2:24pm
Just one tip
Quoted:

Cons
CC disrupts his meditate
Minimal DPS after using alpha strike and lich bane

if you want to really increase his damage output after alpha strike and lich bane, then you should use alpha strike, then after that use alpha strike. "Killing a champion refreshes all of master yi's cooldowns" :D
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OldBen (14) | December 19, 2011 12:49pm
At first I was like this.

But then I was like that.


Now seriously - I started to believe that AP Yi is useful when I saw him on Shushei's stream. I decided to try it... and I found it awesome.
His AP ratios are simply sick, and his combo Alpha+LB will shred every squishy.
Great build and definitly deserves for upvote. I would only suggest to note that you must activate ult BEFORE using Alpha - some people forget about it, and waste chance to have another strike immediatly after first ;)
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AntiOne | December 18, 2011 2:56pm
Good one! I don´t know why, but i tried it and i love it. I have some changes in mine. I switched deathfire with Morellos. Mostly coz i forget my active on it :D But the cd is very much needed. Anyway great, and i hope ppl dont find out how awesome he is ;)
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GnUeN | December 15, 2011 11:21am
lol somehow whenever i play ad i suck so hard with then i switch to ap yi and tottaly own em last gmae i had me ap yi with cait mundo ryze gank the 4 were totally ussless and feed the othe r team pretty hard thier were talon brand trynda ahri riven.

my build ussually goes for 2-3 dorans rings then boots ruch rabadons get lichbane then nashors tooth hectech gunblade and last item could be rylazi or void staff when the game enden i had 17 6 10 and my team m8 had maybe 2 or 3 kills only and lotsa deaths so i had to carry the team :D great guide
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Display | December 11, 2011 2:44am
This guide is pretty good check this one out I think it's better. Atleast for my playstyle. What do you guys think?

/ap-yi-come-at-me-bro-159302
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empolypiplup | November 29, 2011 8:57pm
Great build i love it. Only thing that i see wrong is the way you set up your skills. You can't put your 5th point into your alpha strike at level 8. So switch the point with Mediate and then alpha at 9 and it's great.
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humantorch | November 27, 2011 2:07pm
haha nice guide. just went 15-9 and 566 ability power
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Bryun (309) | November 26, 2011 11:08pm
Not sure if you even read these but, I love using this build in ARAM :)
+Vote
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Basilio | November 26, 2011 10:59am
I like it, I was looking for insight as to the AP Yi builds around to see if mine is moving in a good direction. Seeing as how I build Yi is similar to yours and how yours seems quite effective. I think I'm going somewhere.

Side note: Your masteries section is still on the old Masteries and does the not reflect your 21/0/9 with the new ones
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Golleitrian (23) | November 22, 2011 6:50pm
OK I know this is a AP master yi and you want us to judge it bassed on it and thats what im going to do.

As a AP yi i don't like it. When I play for to have fun and that I don't care about winning I sometimes play AP Yi. But by building only AP you waste 2 of his omg skill that make Master yi master yi.
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notlike | November 22, 2011 2:11pm
@nicirn, as you say, Master Yi will be the most played champ with twice-attack dealing 5k dmg :D
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Cosmos | November 19, 2011 1:26pm
actually AP yi is quite op when solo mid, i don't think anyone would be next to the creep if there's only 3 left. AP yi for me is a good harrasser and pusher :D
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FlowerPower (1) | September 30, 2011 3:24pm
awesome build! went 6/0/3 first game!
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Iolanthe | September 29, 2011 9:16pm
This build is wonderful, worked out really well for me and it's way more entertaining than the plain old dps version.

+1
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BaconOnFace | September 25, 2011 3:01pm
Played a couple games with this build, and I've noticed people are really ignorant in LoL. So much criticism about AP Yi, But I don't give a ****. I'm winning, you're losing.
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Ichigo102 | September 24, 2011 4:45pm
Good build, but if you got tryndamere against you. That just ruins the game :(
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Restosexual | September 20, 2011 5:12am
Ehhhhhhhhhr. Good guide, could use a little bit more detail (FACT), but I'm pretty sure you could include Trinity force in this while maintaining decent survivability...
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daniel9253 | September 14, 2011 3:04pm
i like it, just you should probably fix your alpha strike cause on the guide you max it at level 8 not 9 :/ nice build and guide though.
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nicirn (1) | September 9, 2011 9:22am
Just a note u may consider, sheen procs OP with yi's passive, say u have 600 AP, u get 600 dmg + ur base = 700 for ur next attack "if u got lich bane and procs it ofc" and u will double that dmg 1400 in one attack :3 And another thing, with an inf edge, when u crit while doing the sheen and passive trick, you will first have the 700 and we 250% the 700, which is * 3.5 = 2450 * 2 = 4900, +rep me if i helped "which i did, cuz this isnt in ur guide :P" and credit me if you add it :3
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Toshabi (506) | September 6, 2011 1:56pm
Awful item choice for AP yi.
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mofire | September 5, 2011 5:45am
It's a good build but be serious..compared to AD its ****
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schabenlutscher | September 4, 2011 1:12pm
tried it a few times doesnt work, only thing u can do is use alpha strike and die
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Vort (51) | August 31, 2011 2:47am
Hate to break it to you, but you can't get rank 5 alpha strike by level 8. might wanna change that :P (level 9).
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amotherlover (1) | August 22, 2011 6:33pm
people have to stop downing ap yi.. i just went 9/2/9, took down 3 turrets and 2 inhibs.. i just changed the order of items to my liking. ap yi has a crazy poke, and he makes for one of the best clean up crews in the game. if people stopped complaining about him and used him right, they would be amazed.
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ToTheMax47 | August 13, 2011 3:41am
Thx so muuuuch!
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razmouth | August 13, 2011 12:12am
AP yi is fun but u need to get some type of strategy with him or ull be useless
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Vort (51) | August 8, 2011 8:16am
Nice! About time someone really got a decent AP Yi guide up and running! I decided to go AP not too long ago, myself, and i've really been liking it. A few things i've found, initially with the summoner spells. AP yi, unlike AD/AS yi, is insanely good in lane, and for that reason, i've started using teleport. I also find flash to be slightly more useful on AP yi, as it's a little more useful for getting out of those sticky situations, and can still be used to get that second (or third) alpha strike off on a running opponent. That aside, I've found that mana isn't much of an issue, even early game, so I stack AP/magic pen runes, but that's more of a playstyle thing. For Items, I tend to open with a meki pendant, and if i feel i need to, hp/mp pots. I then get my basic boots, and follow it up asap, with a fiendish codex. If i'm feeling good about my chances, i'll get a mejai's soulstealer from here. if not, i'll skip that and either get it later, or get deathfire grasp, a void staff, or somesuch, at the end of the build. From here, I get Sorcerer's shoes and sheen, for better burst harassment. now at this step, i used to go for a nashor's tooth and then a gun blade, but i've found I do better, the more i focus on harassment, and the less I focus on straight up fights, so I've switched this to getting a Morello's Evil Tome, for massive mana regen and CDR, and then a Rabadon's Deathcap for the obvious AP. From here, depending on my funds and such, i'll either build my Lich Bane, or go for a needlessly large rod before completing it. to close out my build, I build Zhonya's Hourglass.
Hope this gives you something to ponder over. I'd love to hear any feedback you've got, and i'm curious as to why you stick to using the Gunblade, and such a high amount of magic pen. by default.
Once more, love the guide, and i'll definitely be visiting it again, when I don't have to suddenly rush off to work.
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itsdannyy (1) | August 6, 2011 8:34pm
+1 first game i went 16/5/16 1 hitted a sona :)
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Feeder Ralph | August 6, 2011 1:42pm
If you can, you should add a video of a successful win. It is really hard to grasp how you do so well the way you write. I keep breaking even or going negative with him :X
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Jakelz | August 6, 2011 12:30pm
+1 from me but can i suggest exhaust or flash instead of ghoast you already have a better speed from highlander but the rest if the build was great
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Shiryou | August 3, 2011 2:35am
This build actually works great on 3v3s too :P
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XxShingamixX | August 2, 2011 7:57am
oh um btw why did you put the last 5 items as your mains why not put sorcerers shoes as a main item as well because you really do need the movement speed even with your ult...
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XxShingamixX | August 2, 2011 7:52am
the build is alright but with AD Yi you get so much more kills and you can't really bash his Crit Chance & Damage but it is kind of refreshing to know that you can get full hp back with AP Yi instead of about 1/4 or 1/3 with AD Yi
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xBalicussx (5) | July 24, 2011 1:56pm
Everybody say me "hah, ap yi. noob".... but in early game only laugh why i killed they, why turret cant kill me, why my alpha strike do quadra-penta kill, why meditation revive me full hp :p

+1
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Arphxad | July 24, 2011 2:24am
Lol... Just tried this build today and pentakills ahoy! me and annie (after dropping tibbers) Killed off a whole team by ourselves when they tried to gank us at bottom lane... I followed up with alpha strike, killed an ashe thereby refreshing my skills with Highlander on, pulled off another alpha strike and all the members of the oppossing team was facepalming into oblivion :) love ap yi...
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Bluestin | July 22, 2011 1:56am
Very very much fun and must say before I read this guide and tried it out ( just got abyssal after rabbadons and then lich bane), i really hated ap yi, but cause of having such a nice initiator and squishy outtaker we won 4v5. rly nice and thx :D
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Conquistador0 (4) | July 17, 2011 2:43am
The only bad thing in this build is your left without any resistance until late mid game...
Otherwise, this is a great build..even if expensive
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SlamDunkMyJunk | July 16, 2011 10:07pm
I just used this guide and it works really well. You should add in a section about taking the aggro with meditate. Late game with AP yi I would initiate team fights with my Q and when meditate and take all the damage. It worked really well and we won team fights after I did this o.O
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palzm (39) | July 15, 2011 1:48pm
Fun build that works wonders :P
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kolento | July 2, 2011 6:41am
I love the AP master yi just because the meditate can let him be immortal especially no stun and knock air
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Sepulchur | June 25, 2011 4:56pm
It's good, but I myself go go like this:
Amplifying Tome
Boots of Speed
Amplifying Tome
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sheen
Mejai's
Trinity Force
Morello's Evil Tome
Deathcap
Any other item
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DeusDevoid (5) | June 25, 2011 8:12am
Took your build as a sort of blueprint for my own AP Yi. Your points on the abilities and game phases were taken to heart, and thus far, my first 2 Yi games were AP, and both victories, with scores either equal or positive. This build proves to all the haters that AP Yi is indeed viable, and in some cases, superior to AD Yi. Upvoted, good job!
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Kingdroid#68598 (2) | June 24, 2011 1:36pm
I like both AD Yi and AP Yi. AD Yi is a perfect jungle, but tbh, the end-game potential on AP Yi is far superior. The meditate will literally save your life. Just in my last game, four teamfights in a row I got focused down after nuking half of their carries health (and subsequently killing them with lich bane). I ended up just meditating myself to stay alive as the rest of my team went to town on them. Great build. i think it needs more CDR, but if you focus right, you really don't need it, as your kills just keep giving you alpha strike back.
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Ratch V | June 23, 2011 3:33pm
It's good, but without cooldown reduction your damage is really lacking, mainly in early game before you get lich bane,
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tudorb | June 22, 2011 11:50am
i play him with cdr boots, rabadon, lichbane, rilay's, thornmail, will of the ancients (spellvamp is great on Yi when meditate is on cd. You "Q" and get some health back. I usually take the revolver from start to avoid using meditate and keep it for times when i really need it...like being ganked). Try it that way. you will love him. I usually get the blue buff...mine or enemy's one.
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duhizy | June 15, 2011 6:50pm
trying to choose between deathfire grasp and evil tomb i cant fit both because i might need a void staff or nashors tooth for obvious reasons and i want hextech blade.

this is my final build plan:
socerers shoes
deathcap
deathfire or evil tomb
lich bane
void staff or nashors tooth
zhonyas hourglass or hextech gunblade

and help as to what i should use between the two and which do you think is all around better void staff or nashors tooth. Im a noob any help
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Shrillex (39) | June 11, 2011 12:43am
Good ap build +1
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Yeltin | June 4, 2011 9:17pm
Bout to test it out, sounds FUN!
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SweetSelf | May 27, 2011 3:00am
Wilault wrote:


so you're saying. a 6 sec cd harass skill(assume you have cdr) that does 700 damage is useless?? in team fights, alpha strike can almost take half down every champ, if you get a kill, you can use again. meditate also lets you tank skills like ezreals/lux's ult with only a dent in your hp bar and then regen it all back to full hp

did i say useless? nooo i did not. i said it's not legit, like the guide author claims it is. it works the exact way as ad yi, u w8 til your team engages, jump in and hope for a kill. the difference is that ad yi isnt useless if u dont get a kill when u jump. and u can say: oh well then u just start meditaing untill ur cooldowns are up. well yes but a good cc will take care off that, which takes us bk 2 the fact that ad yi and ap yi both are weak 2 all kinds off cc. they do the exact same thenig only ad yi does it better
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DevilsTheory (1) | May 27, 2011 1:56am
Awesome build just great
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Wilault | May 26, 2011 5:53am
SweetSelf wrote:

it's just not legit, maybe with noobs tho... anyways doesn't hold a candle 2 ad yi

so you're saying. a 6 sec cd harass skill(assume you have cdr) that does 700 damage is useless?? in team fights, alpha strike can almost take half down every champ, if you get a kill, you can use again. meditate also lets you tank skills like ezreals/lux's ult with only a dent in your hp bar and then regen it all back to full hp
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Resurrection (1) | May 23, 2011 10:55am
I'm really keen on tryin this! :O
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SweetSelf | May 15, 2011 6:50pm
it's just not legit, maybe with noobs tho... anyways doesn't hold a candle 2 ad yi
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Wilault | May 12, 2011 4:42am
i LOVE AP Yi, I lane with my friend who plays soraka and i literally never lost with AP Yi and getting more than 10 kills every game i have played. I basically use my alpha whenever possible (unless im ready to dive for a kill) then once i get to lv 6 and have harassed them enough, i use my alpha strike, ult then i attack a bit until they are realllly low, then i ignite. my cd is refreshed and i use my alpha again usually getting a double kill (unless soraka ks me). Tower diving is also ridiculously easy since my nuke does 3/4 of a squishies health mid game :D
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Irori | May 8, 2011 2:21pm
Great Build man, AP Yi is just so fun!
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Healdudeee | May 5, 2011 10:25pm
Very nice guide, thanks for your effort! +1
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Itatsu | May 4, 2011 6:11pm
NOTE AP YI IS USELESS WHEN THE OPPONENT HAVE STUN,, AND AP YI WONT WIN TO AD YI
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Monora (1) | May 3, 2011 5:45pm
Tested and it works, great fun:)
My main build for yi :)
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XinZhaoPwn | May 3, 2011 12:05pm
Even thoe i think Ap yi sucks this is a good build...+1
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Shotslol | May 3, 2011 6:43am
14-7-13 first time with this guide. I was hitting 700+ by the time the game ended, all I could say all game was "DAMN!" *Ron Simmons*
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ibun | April 30, 2011 2:11am
And those who can play AP Yi are those who knows what they're doing and how Flexible Master Yi is.
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ibun | April 29, 2011 9:53pm
I was looking for this! Thanks, man! Actually, I fought an AP Yi a few days ago. I was really amazed by how he can "out heal" 3 champ's damage and later on pawn all 3 quickly. I find this way better than the DPS build.
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NDiggy | April 29, 2011 9:49pm
Awful build. Extremely vulnerable. No defense gear and no lifesteal till you've farmed to 18, but which point you're already in the hole cause the build is so weak from the start.
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HyperDeath (1) | April 22, 2011 7:18pm
to be totally honest this just seems like a double edged sword. yi only has 2 abilities that are affected by AP so alot of i seems to go to waste in my opinion. and hell 1 of those is heal, not damage. I've seen this totally pwn face, but i dont play this way.

I'm not going to vote up cus i dont think this uses yi to his full potential, but im not going to vote down cus...well the titale says it, its legit
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MEGJECT | April 19, 2011 1:24pm
I registered an account just to say i love this build, i'm only lvl 15 and still it works fine. So its pretty easy to play aswell. Thank you good sir :).
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The_Nameless_Bard (609) | April 16, 2011 8:09pm
I love AP Yi....honestly DPS Yi is one of the easiest things ever (Master Right-click...)
AP Yi requires actual skill...I always go for a guinsoo's in my AP build...the AS/AP ridiculousness is incredibly easy to build up and gives you a huge boost...I also like to grab a Nashor's or maybe a malady...but in general I like this build
+1
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Illuvitarian (6) | April 13, 2011 7:23am
I like this definitely gonna try it out how does it fare in 3 v 3. Just wondering gonna be fun with the huge alpha strike!!
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trezoid | April 11, 2011 8:23pm
AP Yi is amazing. Great guide and build. Admittly it should be 12/0/8 but I had so much fun tanking 2 towers and 3 people with meditate and then running off.
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Revoltés69 | April 10, 2011 2:43am
yes yooooooooooah
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Hearrtz | April 9, 2011 2:39pm
i agree thats its very funny to play ap yi!
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Killroy287 | April 9, 2011 1:35am
:D hello :D

well i kinda started with yi cause he was very cheep and a kinda got the idea that yi was a ad hero.so tried and tried to find the perfect ad build for him and i stumbled across this build.... at first i was kinda skeptical but i tried and this build work with wonders :)
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Draztok | April 7, 2011 1:33am
cool guide +1
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RIBdot | April 6, 2011 11:16am
AP Yi is the man! I bought him while saving up for Malzahar cuz he was so cheap and AD Yi just bored me. This is way more fun, plus most people generally anticipate an AD Yi and being the unexpected is super fun. I'm always looking for champions/builds that are uncommon and this one I enjoyed. It's also pretty similar to an Evelynn build I used. The only thing I do differntly is build Sheen first then boots then Deathcap etc. What item I get first for Sheen varies depending on whether I'd rather start with more AP or more mana. Great build! Keep em coming.
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minorthing | April 5, 2011 9:48am
a great guide
i started playing yi at the begining and bought the jedi knight skin with him but after a few matches i got really bored because he is kind of a boring champ when you play him ad
but ap yi is awesome and way more fun to play due to the extrem reliability on your abilities and not just auto attack.
it was a very intense match between malzahar and me which i won thanks to deathfire grasp

thanks a lot for sharing

ps why would you vote down the guide when you just dont like ap yi ?
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Brunilda | April 3, 2011 4:56pm
I test this today, first i was in a bad match with bad teammates, so it was a fail, a couple of matchs later i decide to test it again but more seriously and this is the result:

Except that i died a couple of time to save someones ***, I totally dominate the match.

thumbs ups for this builds.
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DawnofMeat | March 31, 2011 10:33am
I love taking AD champs and playing them as AP. Master Yi is no exception. A great guide that really helped me on the right path to playing a strong AP Yi. Thanks a lot!
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beaut | March 30, 2011 11:55am
And also... its my first post ... how can I put item's picks in my posts?
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beaut | March 30, 2011 11:50am
Nice build i use nearly same.
Have you consider take http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/item/spirit-visage-56 it works great
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f[X]zorz (1) | March 29, 2011 3:56am
i have just tried this before alot of damage with skills which was different to what i would build him :] goodjob
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stickperson2 (13) | March 28, 2011 1:56pm
yea^
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ledirpadirp | March 27, 2011 6:02pm
n00b question, if you have 40% CD reduction from items, will the CDR you get from masteries be useless then and from monster buffs? Basically 40% is the absolute most you can get right?
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Forsving | March 26, 2011 8:33am
8/1/5 awesome guide!
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Chiukis | March 26, 2011 5:48am
Never be mas ter yi better then ad.
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Toshabi (506) | March 25, 2011 7:49pm
It barely works for laming and is does not work at all to help out your teammates. You do your quick burst, meditate and run, making you pointless to have on the team.

AP yi's get eaten alive in most games, and seriously, it sucks for the teams I go against who has a yi that blindly follows this guide and griefs their team with their stupidity. Even if they're smart with AP yi, they're utterly useless for team fights and I honestly don't see why this guide is rated among one of the top guides. People are stupid and are easily impressed by feeble results. :V
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TheBESTBUILDER (3) | March 24, 2011 12:33pm
....
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pojjoplopp (2) | March 24, 2011 3:23am
SOrry for 2xPost but forgot to vote!
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pojjoplopp (2) | March 24, 2011 3:22am
Made a account just to comment this! Awesome build dude :) i tweaked it allitle and did this:

LOVE IT!
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Happycat#12149 | March 23, 2011 10:14pm
I was skeptical. But then I carried and destroyed.
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Kittledorf | March 23, 2011 9:01am
Did another post earlier but forgot to give you a +1 vote :O, so here it is. Anyway been playing around even more with Master YI, and i still cant makeup my mind about the runes.

Sure CDR is neat and all that but i also want more magic penetration and i also want some boost in the earlygame. I use magic penetration on red and blue slots, and then i use abilitypower on quints and hp/lvl on yellow. For summoner spells i use Clarity and Ghost, i kinda like Ignite aswell but for me atleast Clarity gives me the chance to stay in lane forever.

Few times you get to go mid as YI tho, but when it happens omg! you will dominate.
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Lipperek | March 23, 2011 4:10am
Great build, Its work.
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travincall (2) | March 23, 2011 1:12am
con315 wrote:

Why did u build him as an A.P. champ?

Seriously? What a stupid comment and a dumb vote down. You sir are a moron
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travincall (2) | March 23, 2011 1:02am
THE ONLY WAY TO PLAY YI. lol. Seriously though its a great guide and although yi sucks as a champion imo this guide turns him into a valuable champ. I would post my scores but I'm lazy. I have won the last 13 games in a row with him usually averaging around 12 kills and very few deaths if any. +1 my friend!
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FakeYouOut | March 22, 2011 11:00pm
hmm i played 3 games so far
12-10-11
20-12-13
13-2-4
wow once you get that ult up.. alpha strike, alpha strike, alpha strike, alpha strike i only managed to get a triple from that but still :O
AP yi is also an excellent bait
"W" godmode
definitely a +1

i also love the fact that AP yi can still backdoor :P
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Trojan995 (109) | March 22, 2011 6:54pm
You have more than 40% CDR. Really, you waste your money on Morello's Evil Tome. Either change runes and masteries, or get a different AP item and Ionian Boots of Lucidity.
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Delandel (1) | March 22, 2011 1:58pm
Not sure if anyone else mentioned it in the 11 page comments, but your glyphs + morello's + deathfire is already 40.85% CDR and the cap is 40%. But then you also have an additional 6% from the utility tree which is all wasted.
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Klostermanden | March 22, 2011 11:45am
Nice Guide, has really helped me a lot.
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Darkside4269 | March 21, 2011 11:29am
Addicted to AP Yi.. Great build, and thank you.
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iSexy | March 20, 2011 6:13pm
Love it thx
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Acorius | March 19, 2011 4:54pm
Good build, theres still room for improvements but i like what i see :)
And downvoting cause you dont like AP is pathetic, if u dont like AP yi dont play him and dont even visit a guide about AP yi. AP yi is highly underestimated.
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Rotaro | March 18, 2011 7:35pm
Love the guide, Ap is so much fun.
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Nazgül | March 18, 2011 12:39pm
BEST MASTER YI BUILD EVER
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ButtersGettingHard (1) | March 16, 2011 9:50pm
Cool idea, it works really well!
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stickperson2 (13) | March 15, 2011 1:54pm
ok ill take that into consideration :D
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Fayme | March 15, 2011 1:06pm
very nice guide, gj! i play ap yi on eu servers (you showed me my favourite champ, ty :D ) and it really rocks.

but i look to build him a bit different - i start with ring,nedlessly long rod, caster shoes, sheen , rabadon , lichbane , and then i build what i need (tome,crystal,void,etc.). you should give it a try!

:) Greetings

Fayme
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BlackJackChelaque (3) | March 14, 2011 5:45pm
Nice Build, just a bit expensive to put it all together.
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vampire.daphne | March 12, 2011 8:28pm
great guide
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0l1mp1ak0s | March 12, 2011 3:43am
nice build gonna try it out now
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0l1mp1ak0s | March 12, 2011 3:43am
nice build gonna try it out now
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Playeer2 (5) | March 11, 2011 10:45am
never thought ap Yi would work, and i use to rage at people who play yi as ap, but now i understand
Thank you
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Dracono | March 10, 2011 8:27pm
I played this build a lot before the newest update with a better, more condensed and strategic items list, and even before this build raped face. Haven't tried the new structure but it seems a lot more sound and detailed. Awesome build, lotsa fun to play, just as fun as raping face with jax and pantheon :D
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Willyjo | March 9, 2011 6:15pm
Awesome build, cant always win/carry your team, but it's fun as heck.
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Killroy287 | March 9, 2011 12:55am
Nice Build :) and the meditate in this build is SICK!!!!
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stickperson2 (13) | March 8, 2011 12:16pm
oh and yes i did put banshee's veil in my optional items
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stickperson2 (13) | March 8, 2011 12:16pm
^i get the evil tome after rabadon's then lich bane. For lich bane i build blasting wand then sheen. I feel that his damage output is minimal without lich bane, especailly since lich bane procs with wuju style and his ulti as well.
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Kittledorf | March 8, 2011 11:31am
This build made me try AP-Master Yi, however i have made alot of changes. First of all i go with AP-runes (Magic Penetration for red tho), for me it works alot better. Since you start with 45ap you wont be that squishy thanks to meditation.

When it comes to items, im really confused tho. I go with Dorans Ring, Sorcerers Shoes then Morello's Evil Tome and then Rabadon's Deathcap. After that its Sheen and what items is needed, sure upgrading Sheen is neat but the cost is freaking high. Also if i got gold over when heading back and getting items i usally buy another Dorans ring, not sure how effective that is but i kinda like it :) as long as i got inv space.

Later on i get Rylis for the HP however im thinking more and more about getting a Banshees Veil instead, beacuse there is just way too much stuns/silence and such ingame :). Think it would work? or do i sacrifice too much for it? Problem is that vs any goodplayers they will counter your meditation right away...

Anyway nice build and most of all a really fun way to play Master Yi.
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Kidkromeosome | March 8, 2011 5:15am

You aren't squishy if you know how to play.

You have to be a moron to go AP Yi.


lool u know..... i have tried AD DPS yi for like a year and it is really squeesy early game due to that you will need AS before u get any AD items but late game it can kill any champions if the build is finished....but AP yi u know wat it can do?? it can nuke any champions fkin ulti with its meditate from early game and after their ulti is gone pop your ulti and E then aplhastrike then they will hav half the hp left then just auto atk because u hav lich bane and u will hav 700+ ap on 20 mejai stacks then thats about 700+ dmg with 1 auto atak ultil the alpha strike comes again because 1 Alpha strike can bring down half or more hp of your oppo :P i tried him last time and ended 11/1/5 due to enemy surrendered on 20 because we were too good hehehehe see you can even get from double kill to penta kill with 2 alpha strike if the opponents are grouped up and arent focusing u :P check out youtube for more ownage with AP yi hehe
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Kidkromeosome | March 8, 2011 4:38am
one question: wats the cooldown of alpha strike with all that items, runes and masteries? btw good build i only tried 1nce yesterday and it was fantastic nuking katarina ulti and inside jarvan IV ulti with meditate and once their ulti finished i did alpha strike and bam double kill :D but the build was not finished and i only had 12 stacks on mejai. i was building for lich bane and they surrendered :( couldnt see wats the cooldown of alpha strike at the end :(
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djubre4 | March 6, 2011 11:16am
this build is so much fun
+1
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JuicY (2) | March 5, 2011 4:05pm
just went 20/3/8; anyone who says AP Yi is bad shouldn't play master yi nuff said
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FayRuckingLewis | March 5, 2011 2:58pm
You aren't squishy if you know how to play.

You have to be a moron to go AP Yi.
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ProSin123 | March 1, 2011 3:34pm
really fun to play haha
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stickperson2 (13) | March 1, 2011 2:19pm
^hmm i was attempting at making it get all 3 skills, then get alpha strike whenever you can followed by meditation if you can't put it in alpha strike. Ill try and fix it
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Cetewyn (1) | March 1, 2011 1:34pm
Btw you cant max Alpha Strike level 8 but great build
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zeztzaugh (1) | March 1, 2011 12:11pm
+1 For being brave enough to actually try something new
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exsiled | February 27, 2011 7:30am
Its very good i went 16/2/18
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Gargulec | February 27, 2011 12:27am
Good build
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DuffTime (670) | February 26, 2011 11:35am
For similar reasons that other people have said...

I prefer either AD Yi or Hybrid Yi.

Full AP yi, is a one trick pony. you alpha strike, lich bane, and then meditate. While this may work in solo queue against pubs, and may be fun if nobody on their team has a clue, it won't work against real, competent players.

Hybrid Yi actually has functionality, can force the enemy to use their CC's due to his substantial healing and damage, and still dish out good auto attacks that will actually hurt.

All said and done though... In my personal opinion, your best bet is a full AD Yi with Donkey Kong Lifesteal.

I'm not down voting because the build is bad for AP Yi, I'm down voting because AP Yi is not viable.
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DuffTime (670) | February 26, 2011 11:31am
I prefer hybrid yi.
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Fail_Work | February 26, 2011 7:20am
Fail^^ Don´t like Master Yi on AP but it works.
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fearless poet | February 25, 2011 7:41pm
just played against an AP yi.. so easy to deal with, he goes down so fast that only DPS yi can function well in teamfights cause of lifesteal.. yes AP helps with meditate for laning sustainability early/mid game but late game hes completely useless, from what ive seen
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Pro_Rey1337 | February 25, 2011 9:52am
Nice !
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RockNRollBob | February 25, 2011 6:23am
Why you would ever play yi this style is just silly unless you have no ap at all in your line up. I personally hate it only b/c I love playing ad yi and people who play him ap usually suck but whatever floats your boat.
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Gandalfzer | February 24, 2011 11:04am
DOminated team fights ty for this build
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Solicitate | February 24, 2011 8:01am
i play AP yi already n it seems we got the same build :P
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Solicitate | February 24, 2011 8:01am
i play AP yi already n it seems we got the same build :P
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jasiokusus | February 24, 2011 6:34am
Great guide! I played 5 mins in 3v3, then my "teammates" left and i owned them all :D
They surrendered
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Say WuT BabY (1) | February 23, 2011 5:41pm
If you wanna have fun, This is the right build for you. Your heals are insane at lvl 15.
Your Q's are also insane.

--> Q on target --> smack till low hp, Heal more then he hit to full hp --> Q smack smack --> run around and hit normal, he shud be less than half hp by this, just --> Q --> Ulti Boom, Kill. That was kinda what i did on a tank =)
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Say WuT BabY (1) | February 23, 2011 5:41pm
If you wanna have fun, This is the right build for you. Your heals are insane at lvl 15.
Your Q's are also insane.

--> Q on target --> smack till low hp, Heal more then he hit to full hp --> Q smack smack --> run around and hit normal, he shud be less than half hp by this, just --> Q --> Ulti Boom, Kill. That was kinda what i did on a tank =)
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nauruha | February 23, 2011 1:06pm
Lets try :)
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TheWoes (1) | February 22, 2011 12:27pm
I have problems starting out for some reason,
but mid/late game it rocks. :)
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fros7 | February 22, 2011 10:32am
It's great :D
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CopperDragon | February 21, 2011 7:55pm
Seems like a good guide. +1
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JugaMex | February 21, 2011 7:17pm
Good Build AP Yeah Regen Blood Full
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ShadowWill | February 21, 2011 2:30pm
Great build and well detailed guide, good job!
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Ramaladni (3) | February 21, 2011 12:36pm
Gave it a try. Really fun!
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Say WuT BabY (1) | February 21, 2011 10:36am
I love AP YI!!!!!!!!!
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Say WuT BabY (1) | February 21, 2011 10:36am
Funny to play? ITS UBER FUNNY, makes Yi so funny =) Thanks alot, maybe i getm ore kills and such with damage yi but AP is so much more fun =) THANKS ALOT.
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Daniooll (1) | February 21, 2011 9:28am
Very nice ;D
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Daniooll (1) | February 21, 2011 9:28am
Very nice ;D
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Paygan | February 21, 2011 5:16am
this build is scary as hell, i used it a few nights ago and couldn't help but laugh my *** off at the 1-1.5k alpha strikes!
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CAKEenCHOC | February 20, 2011 10:43pm
ownage :D
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leaguesdf (36) | February 20, 2011 1:57pm
nice build ap yi is cool :)
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stickperson2 (13) | February 20, 2011 1:33pm
-.-... just because you find AP yi not so good does not mean my build is not so good get it in your heads. don't compare ad yi to my ap yi build.
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Dellinquents | February 20, 2011 12:39pm
I find Ap yi not so good.... when i play yi, once i get items i deal 800dmg with crit+ per hit... alpha strike doesnt deal 800. and also i can hit 2 times per sec and alpha.... not so much
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tajatysz | February 20, 2011 12:12pm
I was excepting a fail, never tried AP Yi before and thought it's weak and weird, but i loved hitting Ashe for 3/4 of her max health x)

Also i loved meditation with much AP since an epic 1v1 with Morde, first we were just fighting, i smacked him with Alpha Strike for bout 1/5 hp and kept smacking with basic attack, then i started running back to tower (he wasn't getting HUGE damage from tower, but also not low because it was midgame so he wasnt so good at defense) he dove, started meditating, healed for more damage than he did to me, when he was escaping from tower, finished him off with Alpha, result? Easy kill + Morde called me a cheater and started to be afraid of me :D
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ShadowQQ (15) | February 20, 2011 12:00pm
Gj although i prefer AD yi! Add hextech gunblade its good for the late game!
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stickperson2 (13) | February 20, 2011 10:40am
Desoles wrote:

I love AP Yi!

I have 300-400 games with him, and he never gets boring. I like your build, it covers nice essentials, and the build uses a lot of items i used to use. However, if you would consider a few things, maybe it could be better =D.

I've have never had major mana problems as AP Yi. I had a game last night where my mid turret never took a hit, I never went to the base, never died, and had 7k when they surrendered. During laning phase, only Alpha Strike if there are atleast 4 targets. Any less, and you're being inefficient. That being said, if the only way you can last hit is Alpha Strike, by all means do it. Morello's tome is an excellent item, and should fix any mana issues you may have. Archangel's would be nice, but Yi's base mana is too low to offer ant major AP boost, so I feel it to be an ineffective item.

I think you should try cleanse over ignite. It makes you nigh ungankable early game with ghost and highlander, and late game keeps you in the fight through silences and other forms of CC.

Here is my item build in case you wanna test my way and see if you're guide can benefit from any of it.
Doran's
Rabadons
Sorcerer's Boots
Morello's Evil Tome
Lich Bane
Abyssal Scepter
Zhonya's Hourglass

I run MPen reds, MP5/level seals, AP glyphs, and AP Quints.

I'm really happy to see an AP Yi guide in the top 10, and I hope you get recommended =D

Haha yea, im ganna put morello's tome onto my build (: , i did put those runes as alternates hehe.
ill think about cleanse over ignite.
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Plaa | February 20, 2011 10:28am
nice!
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Desoles | February 20, 2011 9:55am
I love AP Yi!

I have 300-400 games with him, and he never gets boring. I like your build, it covers nice essentials, and the build uses a lot of items i used to use. However, if you would consider a few things, maybe it could be better =D.

I've have never had major mana problems as AP Yi. I had a game last night where my mid turret never took a hit, I never went to the base, never died, and had 7k when they surrendered. During laning phase, only Alpha Strike if there are atleast 4 targets. Any less, and you're being inefficient. That being said, if the only way you can last hit is Alpha Strike, by all means do it. Morello's tome is an excellent item, and should fix any mana issues you may have. Archangel's would be nice, but Yi's base mana is too low to offer ant major AP boost, so I feel it to be an ineffective item.

I think you should try cleanse over ignite. It makes you nigh ungankable early game with ghost and highlander, and late game keeps you in the fight through silences and other forms of CC.

Here is my item build in case you wanna test my way and see if you're guide can benefit from any of it.
Doran's
Rabadons
Sorcerer's Boots
Morello's Evil Tome
Lich Bane
Abyssal Scepter
Zhonya's Hourglass

I run MPen reds, MP5/level seals, AP glyphs, and AP Quints.

I'm really happy to see an AP Yi guide in the top 10, and I hope you get recommended =D
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Ahmedftw1 | February 20, 2011 6:18am
Great build
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LokesFury (1) | February 19, 2011 3:08pm
Tried it first today, and I thought it would go to hell "Because I usualy play AD Yi" To be honest, it went hilariously great. Kicked some ***es, Fooled some people with Mediate. Really great.

This build is great for Yi, I've suggest it for you guys out there, only playing AD Yi, Give AP Yi A try.

Thank you

-Dear Loke (I know my English suck, Do not Judge me)
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karnige (2) | February 18, 2011 7:33pm
Actually not bad and I enjoy AP yi more then Ad... THANKS

+1
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stickperson2 (13) | February 18, 2011 12:15pm
kay. please read this people. just because AD yi is better in your opinion does NOT mean this guide is bad. Please take that into consideration. *cough unreal *cough
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Sookoll | February 18, 2011 12:08pm
Havent faild yet with this build .
I didnt read the text you wrote, But just wanna say, Yi is a good tanker :D Meditate ftw.
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Koska | February 18, 2011 10:28am
this is legendary
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TheUnreal | February 18, 2011 9:33am
Pfff Ad yi way better - after testing this build..
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Trojan995 (109) | February 17, 2011 6:45pm
+1, i've a friend who plays AP yi.
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React (48) | February 17, 2011 3:27pm
Nice build. I went 29/2/11
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stickperson2 (13) | February 17, 2011 1:43pm
haha maybe. but he's fun to play with an OP heal XD
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Searz (443) | February 17, 2011 1:12pm
Building Yi as AP is a GIANT waste of potential. Build him AD or play a caster..
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nisse05 | February 17, 2011 12:29pm
WOW really great build did make a 23-3-11 score.
i made 206.244 damage +1
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kazuyama | February 17, 2011 4:44am
Lol con315 you are stupid -1 cause he build him as ap? Whats up you don't like ap yi and you downvote ? Lawl failers
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MisterPeanutButt | February 16, 2011 3:57pm
Contrary to what some people say i think you did a good job, you made a guide on AP yi so that people will know what to do if they decide to build him this way.
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stickperson2 (13) | February 16, 2011 3:25pm
....con315 i built him as an A.P. champ for people who WANT to consider trying him AP.... doesn't mean he has to be.
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con315 | February 16, 2011 3:22pm
Why did u build him as an A.P. champ?
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stickperson2 (13) | February 16, 2011 2:25pm
my comment was deleted too o.o...

anyways.

1. i included the defensive mastery in my guide now
2. i explained the mejai situation already
3. i did explain that rabadon's 200 damage added to let's say rank 5 alpha strike is almost DOUBLE the damage (300+200) and i feel that this is more efficient than let's say 2.5 seconds off the next alpha strike.
4. I did add clarity.
5. ill add celerity
6. I mentioned AP Yi's harrass capability in the GamePlay section
7. I talked about flash, but it got rollbacked, ill do it again.

8. With the release of the morellelo item I will be putting that right after rabadon's for earlier CDR.

please consider a revote (:
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Madmack (30) | February 16, 2011 2:21pm
Voted 1
Seems my last vote/comment was deleted :(

Anyway, I would not recommended this guide for AP Yi for several reasons.

1. 9/0/21 is significantly more squishy than 9/21/0, and the benefits of 9/0/21 do not outweigh the costs in my opinion.

2. Mejai's is not an AP Yi item. 9 times out of 10 its a waste of gold, so why take the risk with such bad odds?

3. This build lacks far too much early and mid game cooldown reduction. With only 1 Major nuke, cooldown reduction is absolutely essential for AP Yi.

4. Greater Seals of Evasion should be replaced with Greater Seals of Clarity.

5. If you change to a 9/21/0 build you need Greater Glyphs of Celerity not Focus.

6. You should at least mention AP Yi's awesome harassing capabilities using minions to Alpha Strike champs. (maybe I missed it... I don't know)

7. Flash > Ghost for AP Yi. I don't really knock the build because this is probably a preference thing, but I would take Flash over Ghost all day on AP Yi.

Anyway, some things to consider for your build. I appreciate the work, but I would not recommended this build as is.

Hate to be the first downvote :(
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jdubea (9) | February 16, 2011 1:32pm
Voted +1
I've always enjoyed AP Yi, and it's nice to see a decent guide on it.
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fightkiing | February 16, 2011 12:59pm
Voted +1
Gunna try soon looks sweet.
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renuzor | February 16, 2011 12:20pm
Voted +1
it works! =)
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LoDwAr (1) | February 16, 2011 12:14pm
Voted +1
nice guide ;D
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tobiasx (1) | February 16, 2011 12:10pm
Voted +1
nice build
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JustHavingFun (1) | February 14, 2011 8:14pm
Voted +1
quickly get to 100% :]
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Jebus McAzn (457) | February 14, 2011 7:17pm
Voted +1
I came buckets.
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ilovetoroflstomp | February 14, 2011 7:01pm
Voted +1
great job, tried out the different items and combinations and had pretty nice results.
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Don Trago | February 14, 2011 6:56pm
Voted +1
3 VS 3 REALLY WORKS
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NARWil (2) | February 14, 2011 2:27pm
Thanks for including Nashor's Tooth.

Now I'm wondering, is it viable (possible) to make an AP jungle Yi? I don't play too much with him, but when I do, I jungle, and it tends to help to get Madred's Razors and Wriggle's Lantern (which lead nicely into an AD build, but makes it slow to build AP from there); is it possible to sub these out for some AP oriented items? I've tried once before, but ended up needing to get Lantern to stay in the jungle more.

Reflecting on it, I'm thinking an early Hextech Revolver building into a Hextech Gunblade or Will of the Ancients would help out, but I haven't tried that yet.

I know that really isn't what this guide is about, but if you happen to know, or want to find out, please share.
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stickperson2 (13) | February 14, 2011 1:54pm
@sugarnerd, check out my notices I did talk about the CDR.
@nighthawk, noted.
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Sugarnerd | February 14, 2011 3:48am
Voted +1
I'm voting this build up because its really good. I skipped the doran's ring and went straight for boots. Another thing to look out for, you have about 60% CDR. the cap is at 40%, maybe change masteries and stuff to get more effectiveness?
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siddysidsid | February 14, 2011 12:40am
Voted +1
I havent tried it yet, but i looks good.
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ki11 | February 13, 2011 6:41pm
Voted +1
really fun build and style to play with, went 42/12/7 with this build. Obtained two quadras, one time I got a triple off of one alpha strike all of them about half hp. Great build.
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jackattack052 (20) | February 13, 2011 5:13pm
Voted +1
Very nice looking. I might try this soon.
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graffiti36 | February 13, 2011 5:00pm
meh... didnt like it so much...
I always considered yi a great pusher... with this build it gets a bit harder to push and relying so much on your skills requires you to jump in, waste them with your skills, jump out..
Also, because you dont always want to land on an enemy champion relying on alpha strike to hit "that" champion isnt that great as its not always accurate...

The meditate boost is pretty nice but wasting alpha strike and highlander ( the greatest skills on yi) doesnt really make up for the burst since ad yi can pretty much kill anyone in seconds ( late game)...

Anyway, its my opinion.
Wont vote since the build is good... its just not for me
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Nighthawk (677) | February 13, 2011 4:12pm
Maybe make a mention of the fact that Yi takes the non buff monsters in 1 alpha strike with this build (wolf/wraith) and the two golems too. (alpha strike + smite kills both)

imo Archangels is a great item for Yi (so so so mana hungry) and I would include it instead of Deathfire's Grasp or Lich Bane. Lich Bane is great, but the only reason I see Deathfire there is for the capped CDR, which while nice for spamming alpha strike, is pretty useless when you have no mana. Archangels helps his mana problems a lot and lets him do even more damage with Alpha strike.
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Noxxeh | February 12, 2011 3:12pm
Voted +1
so much for a useless ap yi
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MeesterCheeSeen (12) | February 12, 2011 7:54am
Voted +1
Fun whenever I want to take a break from jungling yi. :P . Killing a teemo at 3/4 hp with one alpha is fun. Tanking an olaf with meditate while ignite + exhausted and he ulted is also fun. :o
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Kulgark (2) | February 11, 2011 8:07pm
Voted +1
Jejeje long time i have been using yi, but first time that i built him like this... its a great build btw, but it doesnt make u invicible, like someone may think.... it make you more powerful than that :D jajaja 10 min of the game and i have earned fb, and two double kills
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pingu95hk (1) | February 11, 2011 3:40pm
LOL arfur i was gonna troll but meh
yes i finally read this and commented

kay add a banshee veil or something for optional items o,o you just get owned in the face by cc while you mediate.

Master Yi Bot reporting.
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stickperson2 (13) | February 11, 2011 12:17pm
^noted.
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NARWil (2) | February 10, 2011 8:30pm
Haven't tried it yet, so I won't vote yet, but I've heard (and it makes sense to me) that Nashor's Tooth is great on AP Yi. Gives him AP, AS (helps his naturally high attack damage), and a huge chunk of CDR for faster Alpha Strikes. Why don't you include it, or any mention of it?
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fecesnugget (2) | February 10, 2011 12:40pm
Voted +1
lol i remember that quadra, and one tiny fail arfur, you took improved exhaust in your mastery tree but you have ignite as your summoner spell -_-
I might use this guide its pretty good =P
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TimLim (1) | February 9, 2011 8:58pm
Excellent build
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stickperson2 (13) | February 9, 2011 7:36pm
thx guys (:
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HIACliff (59) | February 9, 2011 4:55pm
Voted +1
+1

Pretty good gameplay suggestions. I really enjoy playing AP Yi from time to time. His alpha strike is a great initiator for team fights!
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ShadowReign757 (61) | February 9, 2011 4:42pm
Voted +1
Works really great, good job.