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League of Legends Build Guide Author bobbyjoe2

Master Yi is O P

bobbyjoe2 Last updated on December 27, 2011
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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: 24

Honor Guard

Defense: 5

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 1

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In these chapters you will learn you to use Master Yi to his fullest. Master Yi is a good pusher even though he is not classified as one he is a great pusher. Crits are critical when it comes to Yi. Read how to use his abilities in sequence with his items.

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Skill Sequence

The most useful thing for Master Yi is alpha strike. It is so useful because it helpls a lot when afarming off minions and jungling since you can hit multiple targets at one time. It is best to level this ability up first. The second ability you want to level up is Wuju style since if it is used correctly with alpha strike it has a devastating impact on the enemy. The last ability is Meditate DO NOT LEVEL this up unless you have to buy only when it is the only ability that can be leveled up. If you use this build properly you will not need to meditate it is a waste of mana and you might as well just go back to gain your health. His ultimate should be leveled up whenever you can level it up.Use Highlander after you pop Wuju Style and Alpha Strike and it will have a great impact.

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If you are pushing with Master Yi use alpha strike to kill any enemy minions on your way with your minion wave. If done correctly when you make it to the turret with your minions use Wuju Style followed by Highlander and then use Yomuu's Ghostblade for maximum proficiency on turrets. If turrets are low enough health you can take out turrets with no minons just by using his abilities.

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Summoner Spells

The two most useful spells are Exhaust and Flash. Flash is quite useful for defence when you are running away from someone and you just dont want to die. Using this and highlander at the same time and you can be out of a battle almost instantly. Flash can also be used on teh offence for instance if you are chassing someone you can flash towards them for the kill. The same as defence applies here with offence use it with Highlander to get towards enemies easily to earn the kill. Flashing into the enemies base can be useful too flash in with your teamates and take out the nexus wit Highlander and Wuju Style. Exhaust is useful on both you and offencce also. Using Exaughst, Flash, Highlander and Wuju Style all at once you can chase somebody to get the kill and dive turrets for the kill quite easily and get away. Both these combined with Master Yi can be quite powerful.

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Pros / Cons


*Great pusher
*Good at killing minions
*Great at making the other team rage quit :)
*Awesome Jungler (see jungling)
*Swift as a coursing river
*As mysterious as the dark side of the moon

*Squishy at first
*Not good against multiple enemies early

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Master Yi can be a great Jungler, better then most that are not Junglers. He is only a good Jungle in the later levels. Once his Alpha Strike is fully leveled up he can take out the easier minions in one Alpha Strike. It is quite amazing taking out the wolves oe golems in one swift movement. He can take out dragon only using a few of his abilities with the right build by himself.

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The first item that should be purchsed when using Master Yi is Doran's Shield which is the first item on the reccomended items list. The next item is Berserker's Greaves for enhance movement speed and attack speed it is the second on the reccomended items list. The next item is an expensive one not on the reccomended items list it is the The Bloodthirster you buy this for life steal and the nice attack damage. The 4th purchased item is Youmuu's Ghostblade which is on the reccomended items list it is used for the crit strike chance but also for the attck damage. It is also quite useful for its unique active which increase attack speed and other stats for a short period of time when used right is amazing. The next item that youu want to purchase is Phantom Dancer this is useful because of his passive which is he strikes twice every 7th hit so with incresed attck speed this is incresed and with the crit hits from Youmuu's Ghostblade you will be getting crit hits more often and evedently kill faster and do better. The second last item to purchase is Infinity Edge This is usefull since it bumps up everything that Master Yi already has like damage and crit. The final item to buy is Randuin's Omen this will replace the Doran's Shield given you extra health, armor and other great things(DO NOT SELL Doran's Shield BEFORE YOU HAVE ENOUGH TO BUY ALL OF Randuin's Omen)

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Alternate items

Some of the ither items that could be purchased are Infinity Edge insttead of purchasing Youmuu's Ghostblade. Thhere are a couple of differences such as by buy Infinity Edge you are losing the active of Youmuu's Ghostblade which can be a loss if you are trying to push quickly in a game instead of leveling up and going for kills. Another thing is for some of the items an ok substitute is Phantom Dancer this is good because of the attack speed and critical strike chance but only 2 should be equiped at one time since there is better items if you want the critical strike chance suck as buying another Infinity Edge which also has an increased critical strike damage which is useful with the attack speed of the Phantom Dancer