Master Yi Build Guide by Teeload
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Master Yi Build
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Yi Solo Mid - How To?
ALWAYS start off with Boots of Speed, 2xHealh Potion, 1x Mana Potion.
Put your 1st point in Wuju Style.
Head for mid lane to check who are you laning against.
If it is Heimer, and he planted his 1st turret down, kill it with activating Wuju style, port back to base and replenish hp+mana before creep spawn start. If it is Teemo try to force him moving and not beeing able to stealth in middle of the field.
If you face other chars, just hug your tower untill mobs come.
1st lvl is boring. Try to stand back and only last hit creeps for cash. You can try to force your opponent to spend mana, health pots, heal spell by hitting you. You have 2 hp pots to replenish hp anyway, dont hesitate to use em.
On lvl 2 take Alpha strike. This is the part where fun begins. Stack up your double strike untill you get "Your next strike will be double strike" buff. Let your opponent push a bit, you can try porting to base trick to lure them. When you feel you have enaugh space to chase and kill do:
Enable Wuju Style, Alpha strike targeting your enemy (so you will land on his location as last strike) Pop Exhaust and get a free kill. Heal is not enaugh to survive your attack but keep in mind what summoner skills does your enemy have. If it is flash be ready to flash with him/her to continue hitting.
If your opponent is tough, has high hp pool or armor, try doing same but without exhaust just to harras. than get your double strike ready again, and begin the action this time with exhaust into kill. Repeat untill you feel like it or you destroy the tower. If you see one of the bot/top lanes beeing pushed too much, dont hesitate to go there. You will have alot of space to chase them and evetualy granting you another free kill and a greatefull part of the team .
On lvl 6 try to port to base to replenish mana/hp, and let your mid opponent push even to tower. Kill him/her with standard AS->WS->HL combo if nessesary flash or exhaust.
While picking items try focusing on getting AS as fast as you can (even buy Vampiric Scepter last in Stark's parting, than focus getting Zeal and again rush for Dagger 1st.
Why? We want to get those 7th hits landing as often as possible. (best in early game would be landing 2 7th hits in a single Wuju Style activation.
Master Yi's story
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's 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."