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League of Legends Build Guide Author gundamdynames

Yi! Use quick attack!

gundamdynames Last updated on January 5, 2011
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Ability Sequence

2
4
7
9
12
Ability Key Q
13
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
3
5
8
10
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: 22

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

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 8


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Introduction

Hello all! This is my first guide and on my favorite champion, Master Yi. I am open to any and all constructive criticism, and am open to any ways to help. I just ask that you don't vote down unless you read it and offer some useful feedback. I have seen many a Yi, and it is my opinion that an atk speed Yi is fearsome to behold.


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Runes

To be honest, I am at level 19, and do not have very many runes. I am waiting to 20 before I start spending on runes because they would all be replaced anyway. The runes listed are projected runes, and so I can't really testify to their quality. I just think that success is based on your ability to funnel damage into an opponent as quickly as possible, and it never hurts to crit.


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Masteries

Again, these are for someone who is at level 19, but if you continue to the end of the atk tree, you can then just flow over to utility. The atk tree choices are pretty straight forward, pump atk spd and crit as you go. Once I fill the atk tree I will jump over to utility, and pick up all the ranks of good hands, so that I can get back in the fight faster and awareness for leveling speed.


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Items

I go with the boots of speed just because of...well, the speed. Yi is already pretty quick, and those boots make him zip like nobody's business. Sword of the Divine is a really good item to me. It gives a big boost to atk speed, and rewards you for it with damage. Phantom Dancer is just phantom dancer. Yes, another sword. Let me stop here and say that unless SoD doesn't stack with itself, this is really good. It further boosts your speed, and giving some "umph" when going against hardier champs. Black Cleaver. It pumps damage, and shreds armor. I don't really end up getting past this point because by now I have long since had everything I need to clear lanes and inhibitors.


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Skills

Wuju style first, for the possible FB, then just alternate with alpha strike until lvl 6, grab the ult, wash rinse repeat until you have both WS and AS maxed, the work on meditate, because it's been worthless for me before that everytime.


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Summoner Spells

I use teleport to get into the fight quick, and exhaust because it combos well when teleporting to a battle with armored champs.


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Pros and cons

Pros:
[*] Atk speed will let him handle most any building in a matter of 6-8 secs.
[*] He can ult his way through slows and such
[*] Very mobile
[*] Great damage funnel.

Cons:
[*] The glass cannon is made of glass. Can be nuked out of existence, especially early on.
[*] Item dependent, and doesn't shine till level 6.
[*] Ranged characters will eat him. Whole. Without asking.


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Summary

Attack speed. That's what it boils down to. Yi's passive rewards you for attacking quick. Abuse that ability, and pump his attacks a bit, and you have everything you need to see a victory.