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Master Yi Build
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THIS IS MY FIRST BUILD BUT IVE BEEN WORKIN ON IT SINCE I STARTED PLAYING THIS GAME AND I THINK I GOT IT DONT PACK NOW. PLEASE BE SURE TO LOOK IT OVER BEFORE U TURN IT DOWN. EVERYTHNG WILL MAKE MORE SINCE ONCE YOU READ WHY I DO WHAT I DO. AND FEEL FREE TO GIVE POINTERS ON WHAT UTHINK I CAN DO TO IMPROVE. YOU WILL SEE LATER HOW ALL MY ITEMS RUNES AND MASTERIES AN EVEN SOME TIPS ALL TIE IN TOGETHER AND WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE A REALLY GREAT YI.
the spells i chose were EXHAUST and HEAL.(IGNITE and CLARITY work good to depending on how you play) i love exhaust for yi and it is a definite must when playing wit yi. yi is a speed character so exhaust really helps with tryna chase down kills and getting off more hits. also it helps wit a getaway if u already popped ur ultimate. then i chose heal cause i cant tell you how many time i almost had a kill and had to let it go because i was in danger of dying. alot of people use meditate but it uses way to much mana and takes away from you being ale to use ur other skills... and potions are only good for like lv 1 maybe 2.(but thats pushin it)
i went with 8 in offense taking DEADLINESS for the crit chance and CRIPPLE to add on to my EXHAUST spell. then i got SORCERY for cooldown reductions(see already my masteries are working wit my spells) then i put 1 point in MENDER'S FAITH to increase my heal spell.(always get the masteries that go with your spells. this is soooooo important)then i got GOOD HANDS to help with long death delays because that can be the difference between them out leveling u especially if they are the ones that killed u. also PERSEVERENCE to give u health and mana regen. which is always good cause alpha strike and some other skills can be mana dependant sometimes. i went with AWARENESS and EXPANDED MIND for more mana regen and exp boost for faster leveling. next was MEDITATION which is even more mana regen so that i can fight longer witout having to go back to base often. INTELLIGENCE was next to get more cooldown reduction.(always good so i can pop skills like pills..lol)final point goes to PRESENCE of MASTER which is basically a cooldown for my spells.(so now i got CRIT CHANCE,COOLDOWNS FOR SKILLS AND SPELLS, MANA AND HEALTH REGEN,XP GAIN, DEATH COOLDOWN AND ADD ON TO MY SPELLS)
i always get WUJU first cause it helps with beginning ganks when used with exhaust. and it takes like 10 minion kills to get to level two then get ALPHA STRIKE to help harras when oushing towers or if your tower is gettin pushed. i mean you only get one chance to gank and WUJU deals way more damage then alpha strike. and you can get alpha quickly after so why not. i try to balance out wuju and alpha strike but i make wuju my main concern because besides your ult it is the most important skill. (ALWAYS GET YOUR ULT WHEN ITS AVALIABLE)I SAVE MEDITATE FOR LAST AT LIKE LV13,14,15,17,18 cause it uses so much mana and i already have heal and malady on my side and i can recall if needed so i save my mana for attacking moves.
for my MARKS i got CRIT CHANCE since yi is the best crit charcater and it works with the masteries i chose since i got crit chance on there too. i went with CRIT CHANCE on my SEALS ALSO. this makes yi reallt irritating to the other team since you will be criting often.(and even more once you get these items i got laid out) i then got COOLDOWN REDUCTION for my GLYPHS that go well with my masteries yet again... and for my quintessences i got mana regen per 5 secs(not per level,big mistake) this also goes with my masteries... with my runes and masteries i attack pretty often and severly. and mana regen and cooldowns just keep me goin.
first i get my boots(BESERKER GRIEVES ONLY) which give me attack speed(good for ganks with exhauxt and wuju) and movement speed so i can get away easier if needed. then i used to get ghostblade next but i found that MALADY helps with staying alive easier and longer allowing me to collect more gold(this is where the exp mastery bonus come into play)then once i got malady i go for the GHOSTBLADE which boost my crit chance pretty good. and it also has life sreal and attack speed.(and an active which is really helpful) then i get PHANTOM DANCER which gives more attack speed,more crit chance,more movement speed and a lil dodge. this makes you crit quite often(somewhere around 631 like every third hit or so) then the game winning item INFINITY EDGE which gives attack damage more crit chance and higher crit damage. (criting now becomes a regular). and if you want to just piss them off go ahead and get another PHANTOM DANCER.(with these items you will hit the crit chance cap and attack speed cap with some really fast movement speed)
TIPS AND OTHER STUFF....
WHEN PLAYING WIT YI BE SURE TO TRY AND GET MID LANE CAUSE THIS REALLY HELPS YOU DEVELOP BY LEVELING FASTER AND GAINING MORE GOLD.(i did this and i was at lv 6 within like 7 mins but that was wit 1 kill too) also try to stay away from ranged character and magic(stuns and slows) because they have an advantage on you till you level and get some items.use alpha to push lanes quickly and then pop wuju and the active on ghostblade to really do damage. save ult till tower is half way or if u need to get back quickly.(try to pop it after u get stunned if u do cause it waste precious time if you do it then get stunned) cause slows dont work on yi. silences are gay to though. ( i found that a QUICKSILVER BELT or w/e helps with disables if you want to get it). since people seem to do that alot to yi. also try to get the mana buff along with your masteries and rune will make it to where you never run out of mana. so you can attack all day long. thats about it so far..
let me know what u think.....