Master Yi Build Guide by Tom Foolery
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Master Yi Build
Not Updated For Current Season
The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Hi everyone this is my first build so bare with me (i will not have the cool pics and stuff like everyone else :( . First off i don't have my rune page set up yet because i am still trying to figure out what is best for the deadly GunBlade Yii.
This build was something that i was playing around with because i wanted a cross between the AD Yi and the cool AP Yi. This build allows for your Yi to become a Lifesteal, Spell VAMP, AD, AP, and DPS MotherF***er. There are a few tricks that this build has that i will explain later on in this guide.
Basically you can see that i have them set up so that you are super damage output with a little in mana/health regen. Feel free to play around and let me know if you find something that works better.
Ok this is a very important!!! Follow the item sequence that i have listed above. i know that this build is sort of expensive but it is easy to get all your items by 45 min if you are farming well. The reason for this is because with the increase in AP you can Farm minions like a crazy person. Alpha Strike ALL DAY!!! Keep doing that and you will have the Gunblade in no time.
The MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED TO REMEMBER IS TO USE YOUR Active on your Items!!!! This can change fights and will make it easier to escape or engage 2 to 3 enemies at one time in a TEAM FIGHT!!! Notice how i said TEAM FIGHT and not by yourself. You are a squishy Champ so to have success don't think you can kill there whole team because you will DIE. Pick your Battles wisely
I say 3 because when you are done with your first Gunblade and Dancers and are starting to build your seconded Gunblade... Rush the Cutless part of it!!! This is important because this gives you 2 active items!! the Gunblade's range is much larger than the Cutless so use it on the further enemy or someone trying to run for their life at the sight of you. then use the Cutless.
Both Actives slow for 50% for 3 sec!!! that is crazy good. Also the combined damage is 450!!! So either you can use them on different people or time it right and you can slow someone for 6 secs which should be more than enough to escape or kill them.
***However once the other GunBlade is built you will lose that second active so you need to decided when you are ready to do that for the increase in AP and AD along with Lifesteal and VAMP.
Play smart early game and gank when you feel your lane is safe and you could help someone else... YOU NEED TO BE A TEAM PLAYER!!! don't just roam for kills.
Farming: ALPHA STRIKE!!!!
Team Fight: You need to be elusive... NEVER!!! start the team fight. Make it look like you are not there and when **** gets real burst in with Alpha strike which does great damage and the pop your ult and wuju and have fun. REMEMBER TO USE YOUR ACTIVE ITEMS!!! I cant stress this enough if you dont use them this build will not work nearly as well!!
TANK: With the AP you can use mediate and take a ton of damage this can save your life and lead to your team getting easy kills. if you get ganked but see your team is coming Mediate it up and MOST of the time they will be trying to kill you but are not having that much luck and then your team arrives and kills the bad guys.
Tower Pushing: YOU ARE THE TOWER PUSHER!!! Even if you are having a ****ty game you can win it for your team just on tower pushing alone. With the Alpha strike and the damage output plus dps you are a towers worst nightmare!!! so if you are far away from a team fight when it goes down just push a lane like the BOSS you are so that A. it stops the team fight because they have to leave to protect their towers or B. you kill their tower. Also remember late game you can be the tank who takes the tower hits for your team if no minions are around if you use Mediate.
USE YOUR ACTIVES!!!!
This guide is just the Bare bones of what i think is the most fun a Yi can be.
no Vid so a little Story...
One of may favorites
I was in the push lurking just watching Brand move into postion for my alpha strike... Then BANG i shoot out take down over a quarter of his life then USE MY ACTIVE GUNBLADE to do another instant 300 damage and then auto attack him to death. i lost a quarter of my life.. But what i did not see was Malokai in the bush who jumped out and started to attack me and i ran to the tower with less than a quarter of my life and i knew he was going to tower dive me... which he did soooooo i MEDIATED and he thought he could kill me but then he realized i was gaining health instead of losing it he started to run i slowed him MY CUTLESS so the tower got some extra shots and then i just Alpha Striked and ulted him to Death... :)
Morale of the Story USE YOUR ACTIVE AND REMEMBER YOU CAN BECOME A Stationary TANK..
Have Fun and please comment and let me know what you think... try him a few times before you knock him..
Thanks for baring with me :)