Master Yi Build Guide by Shujin Jasukai
SHHH... I'm Meditating! An in-depth Master Yi guide for all.By Shujin Jasukai | Updated on August 4, 2020
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Runes: Best runes for Master Yi
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Standard ability max
Threats & Synergies
Do not fight him early unless you have teammates there to back you up or you know you can win the fight if he is very low. Be warned you may think you can kill him but his lifesteal from W will overpower your damage.
Kha'zix is a Massive threat to Yi because of his quick high burst damage and invisibility on his ult. Avoid giving him any kills as he will burst you before you can do anything. stay with your team to avoid getting killed due to isolation.
Elise has a lot of burst damage as well and utility you need to make sure you dodge her stun either by sidestepping or using alpha strike(Q). and time your meditate well to reduce a majority of her damage.
If you can shut her down early she wont be much of a problem but other wise be careful as she can charm you out of your meditate and kill you before you have a chance to do something.
Shaco can be tricky with his boxes you will probably want to get oracle lens/sweeper early to see where his boxes are. When fighting him use your challenging smite to tell which one is the real Shaco when he ults. you will see a subtle burn effect on the real one if you challenging smite+auto before he ults.
Rengar isn't super hard to deal with as when he ults you can meditate to reduce his damage which will either put him in a bad position or force him to go for someone else on your team
The most important thing about Jax is dodging his stun time your alpha strike to dodge it then activate your ult.
He has lots of burst damage and is hard to lock down time meditate to reduce his initial combo damage.
the biggest problem is that lulu can polymorph you against her always take legend tenacity in the runes and Merc treads
He is very strong early do not fight him at this point unless you have help. later on in the game you will destroy him.
Rammus will be hard to deal with early to early mid game but once you have rage blade and some magic resist you will be able to fight him much easier
While facing an enemy lulu if a threat a lulu on your team is very optimal. as she can speed you up, shield you and give attack speed, and ult you increasing health and knocking opponents up.
this one is fairly self explanatory. Taric can stun off of you shield/heal and make you invulnerable for a short period of time.
Yummi is Fantastic with Yi with her ability to heal you and speed you up as well as increasing your damage. and Rooting enemies allowing you to shred through them.
Not the strongest synergy but her heal/speed up and ult can be useful in fights.
Braum is a strong combo with Yi due to his cc and capability to block skill shots or cc and give you armor.
This is a very fun combo for Yi because Zilean can throw bombs on you and speed you up as well as revive you with his ult.
His ult allows you to dive into team fights that you otherwise could not and can taunt targets so you can kill them easier.
Nothing amazing but Morgana's spell shield can be very useful so you dont get hard cced
Champion Build Guide
-Very good 1v5 Potential
-Awesome for low elo
-If ahead very hard to deal with
Master Yi Cons
-Weaker early game
-Not very good ganks due to no cc
-Squishy and can be bursted quickly
-Lots of counters
-Hard to make a comeback if behind
-More vulnerable to counter jungling early
Time your Alpha Strike (Q) to dodge skill shots or avoid getting bursted with a quick combo. Pay attention to its cool down and use auto attacks to get it up quicker again to get to targets with mobility or dodge skill shots. you can also use your Alpha Strike to dodge turret shots/switch aggro. When using Alpha Strike to turret dive if you use it on minions they will keep moving since you are un-targetable which can take you out of turret range.
Timing your Meditate (W) is very important as well for avoiding getting bursted. You can utilize Meditate to tower dive negating turret damage by 30%. Use your meditate to keep refreshing your ult if you cant get a reset by killing someone for a few seconds. You can also use Meditate as an auto attack reset.
Save your Highlander (ult) for when you get a bit closer to your opponent otherwise you may not be able to get a reset on your ult. often times in team fights its best to just start by attacking the closest enemy to get your rageblade stacked up, once its stacked then you can ult to make sure you get a reset then go for their highest damage dealer(s) adc/mid usually.
Bonus: (Super Secret Bug) Master Yi's Meditate normally reduces 60% damage and is reduced to 30% against turrets, you can reduce turret shots by the full 60%. To do this right as the turret shot hits you you meditate and then quickly cancel it and keep moving.