Master Yi the Wuju Bladesman
Through the ancient martial art of Wuju, Master Yi has tempered his body and sharpened his mind until thought and action have become one. Though he chooses to enter into violence as a last resort, the grace and speed with which he wields his blade ensures resolution is always swift. As the last living practitioner of Wuju, Master Yi has devoted his life to finding able pupils to carry on the legacy of his lost people.
Even before Yi mastered Wuju, he was considered one of the most skilled practitioners of the mystical martial art. He would soon prove his mastery when word of a massive Noxian invasion reached his remote village. Yi swept across the battlefields of Ionia, turning back the tide of Noxus's vast infantry with swift and deadly strikes, much to the embarrassment of Noxian High Command. Recognizing the threat the Wuju disciples posed to their invasion, the Noxians chose to unleash a nightmarish chemical attack on the home of the deadly art. Those who somehow survived the poisonous concoction had their minds twisted beyond repair. Yi's home was left in ruin.
At the war's conclusion, Yi returned to the grotesque remains of his village. There he became the attack's final casualty. Slain in spirit, if not in body, Yi clung to the only feeling left within his heart: vengeance. Driven only by his desire to punish those who'd destroyed his home, Yi spent years training in seclusion. He became a deadlier swordsman than he had ever been, but true mastery of Wuju still eluded him.
At the height of Yi's frustration, a monkey of unusually noble bearing interrupted his training. Standing as straight and tall as a man, the monkey watched and mimicked Yi's movements. Yi shooed the monkey away, but the agile creature took great amusement in turning Yi's own techniques against him. Gradually, Yi felt his anger subside as he sparred with the playful animal, and when the burden of his hatred had fully lifted, he found he had caught the monkey by his tail. Yi then understood that he would never master Wuju so long as he pursued it for vengeance, and as he let go of the monkey, he also released his desire to shed his enemy's blood.
Yi thanked the monkey for showing him what he'd been blind to, and was surprised when the creature actually replied. He wished to learn Yi's art of fighting. It was an odd request, but through it Yi saw his new path: the way to honor the memory of his lost people was to pass their teachings on to a new generation.
''The edge of the sharpest blade is no match for the calm of the peaceful mind.''
Master Yi Skills
0. Double Strike (Passive), Master Yi strikes twice on every fourth consecutive basic attack, with the second strike dealing reduced damage. If Master Yi leaves combat, the counter on Double Strike resets.
1. Alpha Strike (Q), Master Yi teleports across the battlefield with blinding speed, dealing physical damage to multiple units in his path, while simultaneously becoming untargetable. Alpha Strike can critically strike and deals bonus physical damage to minions and monsters. Basic attacks reduce Alpha Strike's cooldown.
Master Yi teleports to strike up to 4 enemies, dealing 25/60/95/130/165 (+100% Attack Damage) physical damage to each and an additional 75/100/125/150/175 damage to minions and monsters, while simultaneously becoming untargetable.Alpha Strike can critically strike, dealing an additional 60% Attack Damage physical damage. Basic attacks lower the cooldown of Alpha Strike by 1 second.
2. Meditate (W), Master Yi rejuvenates his body by focus of mind, restoring Health and taking reduced damage for a short time.
Master Yi channels, restoring 30/50/70/90/110 (+15% Ability Power) Health per second for 4 seconds. This healing is increased by 1% for every 1% of Master Yi's missing Health.While channeling, Master Yi reduces incoming damage by 50/55/60/65/70%. This damage reduction is halved against turrets.
3. Wuju Style (E), Master Yi becomes skilled in the art of Wuju, passively increasing his Attack Damage. Activating Wuju Style grants bonus true damage on basic attacks, but the passive bonus is then lost while on cooldown.
Passive: Grants 10% Attack Damage.
Active: Basic attacks deal bonus 12/19/26/33/40 (+10/12.5/15/17.5/20% Attack Damage) true damage for 5 seconds. Afterwards the passive bonus is lost while Wuju Style is on cooldown.
4. Highlander (R), Master Yi moves with unparalleled agility, temporarily increasing his Movement and Attack Speeds as well as making him immune to all slowing effects. While active, Champion kills or assists extend Highlander's duration. Passively reduces cooldown for his other abilities on a kill or assist.
Passive: Champion kills and assists reduce the remaining cooldown of Master Yi's basic abilities by 70%.
Active: Increases Movement Speed by 25/35/45%, Attack Speed by 30/55/80%, and grants immunity to all slowing effects for 7 seconds. While active, champion kills and assists extend the duration of Highlander by 7 seconds.
Master Yi Tips
Playing As Master Yi
-If you're in a lane against ranged players, leveling up Meditate can allow you to stay in the lane longer and gain levels faster than they will.
-Wuju Style is very strong early for last hitting minions.
-Try using Alpha Strike on a minion in front of an enemy champion so you are placed at a safe distance at the end of the spell.
Playing Against Master Yi
-Meditate is an effective method of healing damage over time, but Master Yi is susceptible to coordinated team ganks early in the game.
-If Master Yi tries to farm with Alpha Strike, hit him a few times so he has to use mana with Meditate to heal.
-Although Master Yi cannot be slowed while using Highlander, other disables can stop him in his tracks.