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Master Yi Build Guide by Laughingpoker

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Laughingpoker

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Laughingpoker Last updated on October 25, 2014
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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.



Offense: 21

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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Hello guys,

and welcome to my guide for mastering Master Yi.

First off, I'd like to say Master Yi is basically an adc, just an extremely buffed adc because of his abilities. That being said, he is a relentless champ who can dish out humongous damage in a short amount of time and pave the way to victory for your team.

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The runes I have picked are the best runes that work for me.

It gives me solid damage and attack speed, which is basically all you need as Master Yi.

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Skill Sequence

This is the standard skill sequence for most champions.

Alpha Strike (Q) your main ability which allows you to close gaps and gives your first strike in every situation.

This is very useful in that if you use it at the right time, you can dodge many dangerous situations!

Meditate(W) least important ability, you only need one point in this until late game. You need the one point for early jungle sustain.

Wuju Style (E) wonderous source of damage, makes you deal true damage as a bonus to your normal auto attacks.

Highlander (R) ahhh, this is your ultimate skill. This increases your movement speed and attack speed and makes you immune to any slows for a short duration.

This is a really good ability because it allows you to either chase down enemies, or make a getaway yourself.

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Like the runes, I have picked masteries that work the best for me.

I deal adequate damage and get jungle quite easily with these materies and runes.

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First off, you want to build a feral flare so that you can jungle easier and farm faster, obviously, getting more gold and getting gold faster will get you more items to dominate the game.

After feral, you should start building towards the core items. These core items always work well for me, and you can down anyone pretty quickly. You should build the infinity's edge first, because +80 (not too sure, but more or less) damage and +25% crtical chance just works wonders on master yi, who just whacks you endlessly and this procs the crit chance like no tomorrow.

Follow the "ie (abbreviation)" up with phantom dancer and bloodthirster - now, you are almost in god mode, because you can dish out damage, and you can do it VERY fast.

After these core items have been built, start thinking about defense because late game is where it is tougher to kill the enemy team because they start grouping and the mass damage will just blow you up ;)

At full build...well, you are part tank/insane damage and most likely you'll be getting a pentakill :D

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Master Yi's best summoner spells are SMITE and FLASH.

Smite works wonders in the jungle, helps you kill monsters faster and helps you to steal the enemy team jungler's monsters.

Flash works quite well with Master Yi's ultimate, which increases his movement speed big time and will save you in many situations.

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Jungle Route and Afterwards

Check out this map, where I have marked some important spots on the map!
So, let's get right into it then, the jungle route!

First off, just start blue and don't bother with stealing blue, because in most cases, it is too much of a hassle. IMPORTANT: do NOT use smite to get your blue, you have to save it for the enemy jungle's red!

Now, on the map I have shown you, you will see how I have written numbers on the places where you should go, in order. Also note the coloring of the numbers - the color set corresponds to the appropriate "side" your nexus is on. Don't confuse the numbers together - they are all single digit numbers and color coded.

Now, after you have your blue, and you have kept your smite, hurry over to the other team's jungle. Pay attention to where I have marked "2" on the map, for your team's side. This is where the yellow trinket I mentioned earlier in the item build comes in handy - place the trinket in the bush marked at spot "2". Now, pay attention to when the enemy jungler comes; in the meantime, quickly take the enemy jungler's red.

After you have the enemy jungler's red, you may choose to follow the rest of my route, or just roam, gank lanes, and farm all you want. Just remember that you will need to get your own red too, just in case the enemy jungler decides to take it.

Happy jungling!

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Conclusion didn't miss any of that did you? ;p

Well, that concludes this guide.

With a hybrid tank/damage build and with a good early start in the jungle, you will be a godyi.'re definitely going to "miss it" if you don't get in there and show who's the master at league of legends!

GL and HF! :)