Master Yi General Guide by XiX STRANGE XiX
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Master Yi Build
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Hello, and welcome to my Master Yi guide/build. In this guide I will go through tips and tricks to know this OP champ inside out. I will also discuss different areas like runes, masteries, Items and much more. And just for fun I've added his lore.
Keeper of the ancient art of Wuju, Master Yi is a mystical warrior from the isle of Ionia. He descended from one of the few tribes dedicated to the preservation of Wuju, a martial art founded with the principles of absolute spiritual awareness of one's self and one's enemy. When the armies of Noxus invaded Ionia, Master Yi joined in the Ionian defense to fight the craven enemy, bringing his village honor through his unparalleled mastery of the blade. The ensuing battles ravaged the land, but no conflict inflicted as much horror as the day the armies of Noxus closed in on Yi's village. Left undefended, the village became the unfortunate test subject of the latest invention by an up-and-coming chemist, now known as Singed. The remains of the village that Master Yi returned to were so horrific that it remains a festering scar on Ionian history. To this day, no Ionian will ever publicly speak of what occurred.
After the Noxian invasion was contained, Master Yi fell into a deep isolation. For years, he trained morning to night, speaking to no one and refusing offers of consolation by fellow Ionians. The only thing stopping him from madly charging into Noxus battle lines headfirst was his pledge to keep the Wuju style alive. Even though he seethed with impatience, his rage became a tool for sharpening his practice of Wuju, developing stronger and deadlier skills for his eventual vengeance. The only thing that roused him was news of the League's formation, and Noxus' subsequent enrollment in the League. Master Yi now brings his mastery of the blade to the League of Legends with unflinching purpose: to avenge his kinfolk and end the predations of the Noxus once and for all.
''The art of Wuju lives on in Master Yi, and is plunged through the hearts of his foes.'' -- Soraka, the Starchild
In this chapter, I talk about the chosen runes. The first one, Greater Mark of Desolation, is great a great one for Yi and a whole bunch of other champions. This rune gives you +1.66 armor penetration which allows him to cut through enemies health bars in no time. So as shown, I said get 9 of them, giving you +14.94 armor penetration. The next rune is Greater Seal of Resilience which gives you +1.41 armor. This speaks for itself, as it makes you take less damage as usual. Obtain 9 of them as well, and together it gives you +12.69 armor. Then comes the Greater Glyph of Shielding which gives you +0.15 magic resist per level which at level 18 it adds up to +2.7. This can help a lot against AP carries especially early game because they won't be able to do anything to you. Get 9 of them and it'll add up to +1.35 (+24.3 - level 18). Last is the Greater Quintessence of Fortitude which easily enough gives you +26 health, all you need to do is get 3 of them and your set.
The items i chose for the build were appropriate in my thoughts because of Yi's damage, attack speed and critical chance. So, the item order is Boots of Speed, Boots of Swiftness, Zeal, Phantom Dancer, B.F. Sword, Infinity Edge, another Zeal, another Phantom Dancer, then The Blood Thirster, and last, Frozen Mallet. This order is focusing on mainly attack speed, but near the middle, the infinity edge gives you damage. In the end, the bloodthirster gives you the lifesteal you need to get as much kills as possible. Frozen mallet gives you the equal tankiness to match your damage.