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Master Yi Build Guide by Eternal Swords

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Eternal Swords


Eternal Swords Last updated on June 22, 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: 28

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 2

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

Utility: 0

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Hello, this is my first time doing a review here on mobafire, so tell me if im doing a horrible job. Master Yi is my main guy, i played around 30 matches with him, and almost all ended up being victory. For all the new players here, MASTER YI IS NOT A TANK! He is a carry and a speedy one. He aces top with the highest attack speed. He is a good starting guy for beginners. (But is not even considered a real champ by experienced players). His ultimate is very good, since it boosts his attack speed and movement speed. His first skill, alpha strikeis a great skill, for instance u r farming this enemy, he stuns u and starts to run away, u catch up to him, but hes next to his tower, at this time use alpha strike and ull get a kill(not guaranteed). His second skill, meditatehelps u stay alive in the ur lane for longer periods of time so u get more experience and gold. It also give u 300 bouns armor and magic resistance while ur channeling. The third skill, wuju stylejust gives u a good amount of attack damage, the passive is 35 at max level, and its passive to double the passive for 10 seconds.

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Well, for the items, u really go to buy the attack speed ones, such as phantom dancer. Three of those will get ur attack speed will be around 2.500. Since phantom dancer also increases movement speed, ur movement speed will be somewhere in the 500's. With the help of the Berserker's Greaves. I tried my movement speed to be around 800, with the help of highlander and ghost along with it. Infite Edge is a must, since it adds beast damage and criticals will deal 200% damage, and adds a 25% percent chance. Last whisper adds damage and armor penetration. A phantom dancer or bloodthirster can be the alternative for Last Whisper. Thormail is a must for Master Yi, it adds 100 armor and 35% of the damage dealt to him is transferred back to the dealter as magic damage. The black cleaver is a good item, adding attack speed and attack damage. As well as deacreaing the target's armor by 15 for 5 seconds. However if u r facing a strong mage type of champ, i recommend u switch this item for a magic resistance item like force of nature.

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Pros / Cons

-Great attack speed
-Able to deal tons of damage in just a matter of seconds
-Easy champion
-Great carry/pusher/farmer
-Destroys towers easily
-Excellent chaser
-Great kill-stealer

-Squishy in early game
-Dies easily when is focused by magic champions
-A stun or disable ruins everything for him
-Low health(hp)

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Master Yi farms minons very easily. With his great attack speed, and his alpha strike, every minon he sees is going to be dead.

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Enemies to look out for

Even though Master Yi is a great killer, he gets killed very easily by other champions too.
Such as:

Xin ZhaoAnother Master YiAnnieWarwickEvelynJaxTemmo

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Heres a picture to show u
Even though i still lost that game since 1 guy was a leaver at the middle of the match

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Chapter 7

Master Yi

The Wuju Bladesman
Carry, Melee, Recommended

Health 444 (+86)
Mana 199 (+36)
Damage 55.12 (+3.1)
Attack Speed 0.679 (+2.8%)
Range 125
Health Regen. 6.75 (+0.65)
Mana Regen. 6.5 (+0.45)
Armor 16.3 (+3.7)
Magic Res. 30 (+1.25)
Mov. Speed 330

Double Strike: (Innate): Master Yi strikes twice every 7th attack.
Ability Description Leveling up

Alpha Strike:(Active): Master Yi leaps across the battlefield striking up to 4 enemies, dealing magic damage to each enemy with a chance to deal 400 bonus magic damage to minions.
Range to first target: 600
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 %

Meditate:(Active): Master Yi channels, restoring health over 5 seconds. While channeling, Master Yi gains armor and magic resistance.
Cooldown: 35 seconds
Cost: 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130 mana
Heal: 140 / 280 / 420 / 560 / 700 (+1.65 per ability power)
Armor & Magic Resistance: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300

Wuju Style:(Passive): Increases attack damage.
(Active): Master Yi can activate this ability to double its effectiveness for 10 seconds, but this removes the passive bonus until Wuju Style becomes available again.
Cost: 40 mana
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Bonus Attack Damage: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35

Highlander: (Active): Increases Master Yi's movement speed by 40% and attack speed for a few seconds, as well as making him immune to any slow effects. Additionally, killing a champion during the duration will refresh all of Master Yi's ability cooldowns, while assists will refresh them by half.
Cost: 120 mana
Cooldown: 75 seconds
Attack Speed: 40 / 60 / 80 %
Duration: 6 / 9 / 12 seconds

-Master Yi can be hit with a spell that was already in travel before Alpha Strike is used.
Example: Sion casts his Cryptic Gaze before Master Yi uses Alpha Strike, Cryptic Gaze will land once Alpha Strike is finished.

-When Highlander refreshes Wuju Style, its passive attack damage will stack with its active, thus giving 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 attack damage.

-Master Yi can use a visible enemy Sight Ward and Vision Ward as a target while using the Oracle's Elixir to bounce to another enemy.

-Attacking turrets will increase the counter for Double Strike and proc the double hit.

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Sayings of Master Yi

Upon selection
-"My blade is yours."

-"A wise decision."
-"Do not fear the unknown."
-"Follow my lead."
-"I will show you the path."
-"My blade is yours."
-"Wuju Style!"
-"We strike now!"

-"Your skills are inferior!"

-"Wuju pass me that potion?"