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League of Legends Build Guide Author RealCatalys

Master YI

RealCatalys Last updated on January 23, 2014
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.



Offense: 20

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 7


Utility: 3

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A very strong duelist , master yi can clear the jungle very fast . The jungle will provide him enough money , or even more to keep up with the rest of the team . His ganks are not the best ones , and you can consider getting exhaust instead ghost summoner spells.

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+Very strong duelist
+Good in teamfight
+Very good assasin
+Can soak up good amounts of dmg using Meditate
+Has true damage ,no need for armor penetration
+Aplha strike can crit.
-Squishy when Meditate is down
-Bad early due to attack speed problems
-Countered by blinds or stuns
-Mana problems
-33 seconds cooldown on meditate

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Masteries , runes and items

Master yi is a full ad champion jungler assasin , so consider getting for runes some durability and ad , for masteries get all ad and attack speed that exist and a little movement speed and tankiness, also jungle bonuses.
Items :
Starting with the wriggle's lantern , stay in your jungle and farm . Farm till you get the recall 2 items and if you reach level six , gank using your ult and ghost summoner spell
Your core build is hydra , bloodthirster , 2 phantom dancers and infinity edge , selling boots in order to buy guardian angel . This build will provide you with needed attack damage , attack speed ,movement speed to compensate boots loose , critical chance and durability .
Consider selling a phantom dancer to buy a warmong armor so you can push towers by yourself using your ult .

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Creeping / Jungling

You want to rush wriggle's lantern and farm the jungle using all of your spells . The unique passive , armor , gold bonus and lifesteal will get you a very good time in the jungle .Ward the blue/red using the wriggle lantern active and the other one with the ward trinket .
You want to get money from the jungle , considering a normal monster camp will give you around 110-135 gold . Master yi's fast jungle clearing abilities are very useful for this , thus you will be getting recall 2 items in no time .Mid game you want to get the red and blue buff for more ganking power and consider soloing the dragon . Late game you want to keep these buffs and considering you reached the full build stage , sell wriggle's lantern for infinity edge and go and solo baron .

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Teamfights , early ,mid and late game .

In teamfights , focus on the adcarry . Wait for your team to go in first and then go with your ult . Take all the kills you can , cause you can carry your team
In early you want to stay in your jungle and farm till you get some good items and your ult .
Gank with your ult and ghost to get money to finish the items .
In mid game you want to push with your team and be as close to them as you can , in case of teamfights . Consider doing solo dragon and counter jungling to leave your adc and midder the red and blu buffs .
In late game , do solo baron as fast as you can and ward the place . Getting a warmong can help you backdoor towers / splitpushing without minions .Use your ult for this

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Dont focus jax while he is in e , dont focus tryndamere in ultimate , fiora with ultimate up , or any feed champion with a stun ( withouth a tank / off tank ) .
Use your W when you find yourself focused or in a bad situation . combine your ult with ghost homeguard and phantom dancers to fast secure your base . Q on minions in front of enemies to harass .
Master yi has a very good mid game and good late game with a poor early game.