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League of Legends Build Guide Author Iyashii

Yi the Cutter

Iyashii Last updated on June 28, 2010
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Yi

[VS]

Other Yi

Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
13
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
4
8
10
12
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 0


This a very powerful build that I have used for a while now. It isn't uncommon to go for over 20 kills with fewer than 5 deaths with this build if you play Yi correctly.

Most people will be upset with my choice of using ghost and I understand, but it makes you a perfect chaser and increases your chance of a highlander kill. Also it persists long enough to get you out of a bad situation. Cleanse is also good, but I would generally prefer them dieing before they can respond. Ignite is also viable.

The reason that Vampiric Scepter doesn't make its way into my build until after Youmuu's Ghostblade is that life steal items don't function very well at low lvls. While you are trying to fight your way around ranged champs just to get some creep kills without using Alpha Stike (to regain health), you could have been using an AD item and Alpha Stike along with your 7th attack to destroy an ememy ranged champ. After that is taken care of you can farm a lot more effectively. Chances are that with the scepter, the short period of time in which you have to take him down would be wasted.

I like this build because kills after lvl 6 are so very easy to come by. With your mobility and snowballing AD, killing should become rapid and ganking should be easy. The reason that no attack speed is added till the end besides the berserker's greaves is because stacking AD is extremely deadly when combined with Youmuu's activate and/or Highlander.

If the game is lasting far too long I suggest replacing the greaves with another Phantom Dancer to retain mobility.

Other Yi is a viable option, but i wouldn't recommend him since any skilled player would be able to anticipate what you are trying to accomplish. Also my first build is a direct counter to that build.