Master Yi Build Guide by inze88

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League of Legends Build Guide Author inze88

Master Yi "Try to kill him!"

inze88 Last updated on July 15, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Words before starting this guide.

Hello again this is my other Master Yi guide that I going to do better. If you look at my items you will see that you will have 7 items there after you have sold or used your potions the 2 last items Guardians Angel and Bloodthirster, you can choose one of this items at last. You can read them and see what you get from them. But i think its good to have the Bloodthirster. When you go around and kill minions and in the jungle late game you will stack up from 30% life steal to 50%. When you are facing like 2 enemy's you will get up your health to maximum if you don't get a stun on you and get nuked to much. I have played with this stuff and its working good. Its hard to get this items if your team is noob and just kill stealing your kills and let you get ganked. Alright lets start this guide and hope you enjoy it. Vote and comment for some tips pls :).

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Why this items?

Why phantom dancer? - You get this nice critical chance from it 30%, and 55 attack speed and 15 movement speed. And all this thing x2 is really nice from the champion Master Yi. 60% Critical Chance + 110+ attack speed and 30+ movement speed. That will increase this champion till kill much faster and do this insane damage.

Why the bloodthirster? - You will get more damage to your champion and 15% life steal and you can get more damage and life steal to kill enemy's and kill minions. Thats why i stacking them x2 that is 30% life steal and 120+ damage. And you can stack 10% life steal on each one off them then you get 20 + 30% life steal and that is 50% life steal. And why you want 50% life steal and critical chance? This is why. When someone do dps on you and you get a critical damage hit on them you get more health on it and that make you almost immortal. You only use Master Yi ultimate then you will get more attack speed and you will get your hp full in 1sec after one hit on you.

Why infinity edge? - You get more critical chance if you have it and more damage. And you will do more damage when you get a critical hit because of the passive "UNIQUE: Critical hits now deal 250% damage instead of 200%."

Why guardian angel? - If you want 25% life steal and you wanna make sure you don't die so much you can take guardian angel. You will get little more armor and magic resistance.

And now can i say this you can make your own choice if you want 2x Bloodthirster or 1x Bloodthirster and 1x guardians angel.

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Why did i choose this runes? I took 6xis that you will get Critical Damage. When you crit you will get more hp and more damage on the target. 3x3x. I took this rune because if you have a target on you, you will get more damage on him, because his armor will be lower.
I did take 9xbecause you will need more hp in the start and later in the game if you are going to gank 1n2.
I did take 9xbecause i think that can be in good use if you are hunted off a sick magic dps like annie or veigar.

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You can see that my masteries are simple as everyone else. You can change them if you want but i think this one is good. I did put 1 in cripple because that will help your exhaust. And i use the 21/0/9 Build as you see.

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Summoner Spells

I took flash and exhaust because exhaustslows movement speed by 40% and reduces auto/basic attack damage by 70% and ability/item damage by 35% for 3 seconds. Flash i took because sometimes you want to escape from a fight or go for a kill. With this you can easy get the first blood out. If you are level 6 you can tower dive them, and when you got the kill you escape with flash. I done it many times and it always working.

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Team fight

When your team is going for the team fight on top, bottom or middle lane. Make sure you stay back till your tank start going in to the fight. If you wanna stay alive and get out the kills. Stay back till your tank are in the massive group of enemy's, and your damage dealers have start to dps. Then you go in and use ulti if you get the kills your ultimate resets, then you use it again to get the other kill.

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How to fight 1v2 1v1

If you are going for the kill on someone but they are 2 vs you? Try to go for the weakest one with your ultimate. When you get the kill if you still got your ultimate running runaway and if you need flash to a bush and wait there for your target. If he is not after you if you got life steal go and kill some minions then you use skill 3 when you starting to get close then 4 and when he are running away or are at low health go with 1. Then you get the kill and you can meditate for some health.Now when you getting close to your last enemy againif neededand there you have a double kill.

If you are fighting against one target damage dealer just try to get the enemy's health down and then you use your skill 3 then ultimate skill 4. When he running away use skill 1 to get him down. Easy rotation.if needed flash and hit or use your alpha strike.or

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How do i play him?

I don't need to say it. You will learn how to play him. Don't play him 2 - 5 games only, play him 10 - 20 games then you will get it how he is working to kill.

I gave you some tips up there you can try them.

This is my new guide and i think this one is better so vote and comment for tips :) Without it i wont learn more! Have a nice time playing this guide.