Master Yi Build Guide by Rae
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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.
Pros / Cons
Fast coin income
Life steal + the speed makes no need for healing in most cases
Takes awhile to get the full gear
Mobs don't spawn fast enough
You have to know what you are doing
In the beginning it is up to you whether you want to start with or with . I choose alpha because in most cases you will not get the first kill till after the mobs are out so I use the chance to get some mob kills and level faster so I can then get the champion and fight to stay ahead of the game from the start. First item to get would be either the or depending on your needs (Dagger for attack speed or boots for chasing). After that, keep killing the mobs that are coming and any champions you can/want to kill, however it is normally easier to kill the minions for now because the champions will most likely retreat and you will level a lot faster if you focus on the minions more. Once you have enough coin, go for . Next get two one for the and the other to make the a bit cheaper while adding speed for defense against opposing champions. Now with +90% attack speed, some life steal would be greatly appreciated so to start normally I would have enough coin to either get or often . By now you should be between 5 and 10. If you killed a lot of mobs and a few or more champions while doing your best not to die often (max I ever die ganks and all included by now is 3). When you are 8-10 you will need to start jungling. Remember ALWAYS BE KILLING. If you do not constantly kill, you will end up wasting a massive amount of time that could have been spent in the jungles getting the gear that will help carry your team to victory and will harm your chances. In this build, a Wuju'd Highlander will be your best friend against champions and if they get too far ahead, use Alpha Strike to catch up ;]
Mid-Game to End-Game
Now that you've started jungle farming, kill all but the dragon for fast and easy coin without needing to heal. Soon you should have enough coin to finish [id=Stark's Fervor size=32]. Then get another for a little bit more speed and crit or go straight for your second . Now by this point you should be at least 16 if not 18 a long while ago. You should be at least 2.2 attack speed with your gear, now what you need is damage so start working on getting . Usually the game is about over by now and you can help take over the base with ease. If not or you are not sure against the enemy team, then decide either for armor or more attack and life steal. If you want armor, works wonders because catches enemy champions off guard often and allows you to turn the tide of an unlucky kill/gank. If you rather go for more damage and bleed works wonders especially when Youmuu and Hextech have active abilities that hit pretty hard even at end game. If you have any questions just ask me or pm me on Raezkai in game