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League of Legends Build Guide Author G4dman

Master Yi - Pure speed attack

G4dman Last updated on August 6, 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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Master Yi - WUJU STYLE

Master Yi (or master left click) is a recommended,carry,melee and awesome.
This build is for noobs who want to play pure speed Master Yi and kick ***.
It goes great with its passive (every 7th attack is a double attack) becuase of that at 2.5 attack speed (no bonuses - His ultimate, and runes)he could attack double every 3 seconds+ twice sword of the divine (200 damage each 4). It does lots of damage and sometimes people will blame you for ksing

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Pros / Cons

-Best attack speed
-Awesome farmer (Alpha attack)
-High damage
-Very stronge against Squishy characters
-Doesn't take lots of expirince playing with
-VERY VERY powerfull against buildings
-Squishy (Early game)
-Mana problems
-first target in teamfights

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Not to much to explain, 21/0/9

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Since it's a pure-speed Master Yi i have chosen to give it all speed runes it might be the quickest attacking character in the game. The runes give you 38.1 attack speed - which is a lot.

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Double strike

- not much to explain but it is very important in this build.

Wuju style
- An extremly awesome skill its passive gives you Bonus Attack Damage: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 and its active gives you double that damage for 10 seconds but until the cooldown you have no bonus attack damage
Costs: 40 mana
Cooldown: 25 seconds (very important)

The greatness of this skill is lots of burst damage for 10 seconds I will explain how to use it further in the combo chapter.

Alpha Strike
- a very usefull chasing skill, and a reason why Master Yi doesn't need a cc, it is a very simple and great skill. He disappers into the dust and then he attacks anything around it (max 4) going back to the minion/champion you have first chosen even if it/he moved. Another important thing about it - it has a range so you can very easily chase with it.
**If you are jungling with Yi (Explanation later) it has a chance of 20/30/40/50/60% to deal extra 400 damage.

Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 mana
Cooldown: 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 seconds
Magic Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+1.0 per ability power)
Bonus Damage Chance: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 %

- Heals Yi over a period of time it is usefull only in late-game if you are winning, otherwise its kind of ****py

Cost: 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130 mana
Heal Per Second: 28 / 56 / 84 / 112 / 140 (+0.33 per ability power)
Armor & Magic Resistance: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300
Cooldown: 35 seconds


-This is what i belive makes Yi oped, it makes his attacks even faster and makes his movment speed faster - it is one of the best finishing tools against other champions in this game and it is also a great escaping tool. But on top of it all, if you kill an enemy champion ALL of you cooldowns are gone, and you have a 1.5 wuju style** (until the end of the Highlander) and you can reactivate you highlander instantly with makes Master Yi super-awesome-powerfull.

Attack Speed: 40 / 60 / 80 %
Duration: 6 / 9 / 12 seconds
Costs: 120
Cooldown: 75 seconds

**Very important do not activate wuju style again, it will just make you weaker (stay with 1.5 wuju style).

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In the begininng of the game you would want to buy a speed intem to make you attack faster (since it's a pure speed guide)
Attack --> Attack Speed


An important intem, gives you lots of attack speed, fairly cheap and also gives you the bonus of 10% cooldowns (not so usefull once highlander arrives - but still good).

Attack --> Attack Speed
Berserker's Greaves

Gives you movement speed and once again, a very important attack speed.
Momvement/Attack --> attack speed

Middle of the game

Sword Of The Divine
Legendary attack speed + gives you insane extra damage+ very usefull against champions with dodge chance - if you have 2 of those, you beat each and every one of them.
**Buy two of those for an amazing 120% of attack speed
Attack --> Attack Speed

late game

Phantom Dancer
Attack speed and awesomeness, also gives you a good chance for a critical strike that with the later Infinity Edge will go great. (last speed intem)
Attack --> Attack Speed
Infinity Edge
The last intem - makes you even more over-powered it is pure awesomeness and it is way better then a lifesteal intem becasue by that level of the game you will have a meditate
Attack --> Attack Damage

-- This is a fairly cheap build 12675 gold against a worse build which costs 16820 which only + aginst this one is a slow against the other champion (frozen mallet) which you don't need here becasue you are already attacking so fast

**If any time left and no one won yet, after the infinity edge you can buy a nashor's tooth (to upgrade your stinger)

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At a high level Master Yi can take almost anyone in a 1v1 fight if propely played,
1)Use the skill combo E-->R-->Q-->Auto attack to kill another champion easily at 1v1. It is also repadetive becasue after killing someone with that combo, all of your cooldowns are no more becuase of the R ultimate.
2) In teamfights, get into the fight by using Q and afterwerds use E to hit people hard, after everybody is on low hp, use your R to finish them.
3) To farm well, choose the closest minion and Alpha strike him, many other minions are likley to die and becuase of you comeback to the first minion you will not be hurt (by other champions).
4) After getting your second Sword Of Divine go and kill both red and blue bonuses using E-->Q
to fast killing them and their minions.

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Lets think about it in a 8 second attack... (with all skills active)
at a 3.9 attack per second (with highlander) with a 260 damage per hit with 250% damage of crit and a 55% of crit chance. He hits an average of 10640 in 8 seconds, but if he attack 4 times per second, he also gets +200 damage from sword of the divine per second which means... he gets another 1600 damage to that 10640. But that's not all he also gets per 7 attack a double hit which means he will get 4 double hits which addes 1040 (with a chance for crits) and a total rough damage (before armor, shields, etc) he damages 13280 (also alpha strike)(it is repedative, because wuju lastes 10 seconds and Highlander lasts 9 seconds - in a 1v1 it's a sure kill). That's a very high damage, and i think it makes him the highest dps in the game.

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A request

It took me 5 hours to test this character and 2.5 hours to write this guide, it will take you 10 seconds to write a comment and vote... if you have any suggestion to improve this awesome speed Master Yi write them in the comments and I will read each and every one of them

Thank you for reading this guide - have fun