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Master Yi Build Guide by thesparkofhope

Top [Jungle/Top] Slash Them Apart Patch 7.14

Top [Jungle/Top] Slash Them Apart Patch 7.14

Updated on July 15, 2017
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Master Yi
    Yi The All Carry
  • LoL Champion: Master Yi
    Yi Rules The Jungle


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


Threats & Synergies

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Introduction :)))

Welcome to my first MobaFire Guide :)

I decided to make a Master Yi Guide because I would love to share my knowledge to all of you!

One of the pros that is speaking for Master Yi, is that he is still an insanely strong DPS Champ and once you get far ahead or fed you can just steamroll the enemy if they have no or only one tank.
Also I personally enjoy playing him a LOT. Still today in the kinda weird Tank Meta he is one of my favorite Champions!

In the course of 3 years I have spent well over 400 Hours playing only Master Yi and I regret not a single one.

And now it's time that share that knowledge with you Guys ;)

Also please comment what i could do better in this guide and leave a vote here if the guide helped you :)

NOW updating because of the inspiration from lilarcor (OG Master Yi Guide Writer) to match Patch 7.14

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About Me!! c:

Hey I'm VoraciouZ and this is my first Guide!
I play LoL since season 4 and today its one of my favorite games!!!
I'm a quite active LoL player,and I mostly play Master Yi,Katarina and Lee Sin (and also Nasus here and there)
Ofc as A Yi Main I purchased the PROJECT: YI Skin and I only can Recommend it!!! :P
I already played lots of matches with Yi (not all wins but each one an unique experience) which i had lots of fun with.
I have a high carry and win rate with Yi because as soon as you're a bit fed almost nothing can stop you ;)!!! #YiCarryTrain
I hope you enjoy my guide and it helps you!
If you have any Questions Contact Me via MobaFire :)

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Why Master Yi?

Master Yi struggles a little bit in the early game against lane bullies or strong junglers like Kha'Zix,Rengar or Lee sin but once you reach the mid game you feel how your power level rises and you continuously get stronger and stronger, to the point where you can 1v1 pretty much anything that doesn't have too hard CC since thats one of his main weaknesses if you go full damage build.
His jungle clear is quite easy, you can pretty much clear the whole jungle and back with full life since you can just heal yourself up over and over with your "W".
But don't forget, he is really weak to CC if you go full Damage, so consider buying 1 or 2 Tank items if you are facing a heavy CC or Heavy Tank enemy Team.

Summed up that is :

+INSANE Mid and Late Game
+Great Duelling Power
+Really Good Jungle And Farming
+Good Lane Pressure
+High Sustain
+Tower Push,Split Push and Backdooring
+Good Mobility(Ult,etc.)
+Buff 6.6

-Can't initate teamfights against HEAVY CC team
-Vulnerable to Stuns and CC in general

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Fleet Footwork
Phase Rush

[Attack Speed]


Fleet Footwork
Phase Rush

Armor Runes make you a bit more def against most top champs
Attack Speed is always good with Yi
CD Runes are AWESOME
AD Runes are simple stuff ;)

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General Item Section :

Long Sword Is a good start item for Top Yi

Berserker's Greaves Give you more attack speed and movement speed which is really good

Statikk Shiv Gives you more burst and all in all a great item

Guinsoo's Rageblade Is Really good in combination with Skirmisher's Sabre - Bloodrazor

Bloodthirster Is essential for lifesteal and good for better jungling

Phantom Dancer Well we all love it because of the no unit collision effect and the 30% crit chance and 40% attack speed are worth mentioning too. Build it for 1v1 Potential since the opponents damage that he is dealing to you gets reduced by 12% for 10 seconds.

Infinity Edge This is one of the most essential Items in all of League ,build this if you want to crit hard and wreck your opponents!

Guardian Angel If you are squishy and want to initate teamfights or you built full squishy and want atleast some utitily tank item. Caution, do not always blindly buy this item, if you are already building a bit tanky you maybe dont even need this.
You should experiment if GA fits your playstyle and then decide on your own if you want to buy it.

Blade of the Ruined King Buy This if you are facing monstrous Tanks its really OP against them since it deals 8% of the targets current health as bonus physical damage on hit! Also the lifesteal is useful and the active component deals 100 magic damage on activation isntead of % health damage which was introduced in patch 7.5
It got nerfed a little bit in Patch 7.11 (Lifesteal 15% -> 12%) but is still a very good item!

Youmuu's Ghostblade If you need better escape and some lethality then go ahead and buy this gem :D (But keep in mind that it doesnt give you attack speed anymore, sadly :/ )

Jungle Section

Hunter's Talisman Start this if you feel like you want to play more passive at the beginning and to get that bonus sustain.

Hunter's Machete Is also a good stating item for jungle if you want to go a bit more aggressive. Keep in mind to use your "W" as often as possible to heal yourself up since you dont have that added lifesteal you get from jungle monsters.

Stalker's Blade is my Favorite Choice because of the slow but overall Skirmisher's Sabre is the better choice and also extremely strong as it deals bonus true damage, buy it if your enemies have low mobility and you can chase them without a slow and also against tanks.

Skirmisher's Sabre Is REALLY good in bursting down enemies,if you buy Guinsoo's Rageblade
and/or Blade of the Ruined King and go semi tank you are quite healthy while dealing great amount of damage over time without dying so fast.

Skirmisher's Sabre - Bloodrazor Is the basic choice if you want to go for the attack speed, you can also go Warrior enchantment and then build up Attack Speed with other items but in my opinion Bloodrazor suits Yi better.

Rest In Peace Stalker's Blade - Devourer We all loved you and your double on hit effect.

Rito Removes Devourer and Boot Upgrades *I cry*

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Spells For Yi

Flash Flash is an essential spell for almost every champion that exists today and is deeply embedded to the playstyle of pretty much every single League player.
Ignite Ignite gives you the needed aggression for Toplane if you face a really strong oppenent or you just want to tryhard really badly.
Teleport Teleport gives you the ability to teleport directly to other lanes or into teamfights to scare enemys or push backdoors. It is really strong if used in the right hands. Make good decisions when to use it since it has a fairly long cooldown and good enemies can abuse that!
Heal Heal is not necessary on Master Yi since he already has one.
Slow Slow can be useful if you have a really high mobility enemy team or if your opponent has some real burstdamage you need to withstand, also you can use it quite good to escape ganks.
Clarity It got removed in normal mode :(

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Tower Pushing And Backdoors

For Tower Pushing :
1. Make sure you are safe and dont get overrun by multiple enemys
2. Press R if you are sure you don't need it for something else!
(2.1) You can activate E depends on your personal preference wager the danger ;)
3. PROFIT???

For Backdooring :
1. Wait for opportunity or when noone watches or is busy
2. Press R when you're close to the enemy Nexus
3. Activate Youmus Ghostblade if you have one
4. Destroy Nexus and claim your 50 gold =)

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How To Jungle

I personally like to take the following path :

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Do blue (u can do solo but its better if u get help)
WAIT till your W has 10 seconds cooldown and engage Gromp
Use W if needed then do wolfes,rift scuttler etc.

Repeat 1 to 8 and if There still is respawn time go into enemy jungle,
DON'T forget to do Dragon ASAP (Normally Level 6 or 7)
Place ward and watch out for invades!

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First Step : Communicate with the lane u want to gank or which wants u to gank

Second Step : Search a strategical spot to jump in the action (typically from behind or from the sides)

Third Step : Wait for the right moment and jump in the action I would recommend taking the kills for you and if you have ~enough kills you can either continue shaving them or you can let the laner take the kills

Fourth Step: Either recall or continue Jungling (watch out for enemy jungler!)

Bonus Step: Steal some enemy camps after ganking and ONLY take the big golems not the small ones

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How to Jungle:

A Match Top Lane:

A Match Jungle:

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Credits And Stuff

This Guide Keeps Updating Stay Frosty For Updates ;)

Creditz go to me and this Guide which was my light in the dark when i started playing Yi

Yislashes Everyone
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