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League of Legends Build Guide Author Sentinel Radiant

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Sentinel Radiant Last updated on May 7, 2012
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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: 6

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hi,I am Radiant and welcome to my first Master Yi guide
In this guide you will learn how to master Master Yi
Because this is my first guide this is some sort of not beautiful but i can keep it more attractive.
I made this guide because Master Yi is one of my main and he is a awesome hero.
He is just like Tryndamere if mastered,.Please dont downvote my guide but upvote it thanks. Now lets go into my guide,Please Enjoy it :)

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Keeper of the ancient art of Wuju, Master Yi is a mystical warrior from the isle of Ionia. He descended from one of the few tribes dedicated to the preservation of Wuju, a martial art founded with the principles of absolute spiritual awareness of one's self and one's enemy. When the armies of Noxus invaded Ionia, Master Yi joined in the Ionian defense to fight the craven enemy, bringing his village honor through his unparalleled mastery of the blade. The ensuing battles ravaged the land, but no conflict inflicted as much horror as the day the armies of Noxus closed in on Yi's village. Left undefended, the village became the unfortunate test subject of the latest invention by an up-and-coming chemist, now known as Singed. The remains of the village that Master Yi returned to were so horrific that it remains a festering scar on Ionian history. To this day, no Ionian will ever publicly speak of what occurred.

After the Noxian invasion was contained, Master Yi fell into a deep isolation. For years, he trained morning to night, speaking to no one and refusing offers of consolation by fellow Ionians. The only thing stopping him from madly charging into Noxus battle lines headfirst was his pledge to keep the Wuju style alive. Even though he seethed with impatience, his rage became a tool for sharpening his practice of Wuju, developing stronger and deadlier skills for his eventual vengeance. The only thing that roused him was news of the League's formation, and Noxus' subsequent enrollment in the League. Master Yi now brings his mastery of the blade to the League of Legends with unflinching purpose: to avenge his kinfolk and end the predations of the Noxus once and for all.

"The art of Wuju lives on in Master Yi, and is plunged through the hearts of his foes." -- Soraka, the Starchild

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Pros / Cons

Amazing Farmer
*Amazing Ganker
*Can kill easily by Highlander
*His ultimate Highlander refreshes its cooldown if Master Yi kills an enemy
*Amazing Damage
*Great movement speed

*You are the target in teamfight
*The passive Attack damage of Wuju Style is lost if it is on cooldown
*Hard to master

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Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

(Innate) Master Yi strikes twice on his 7th attack
Your Innate its like a critical strike for Master Yi its very helpful because you attack very fast so you can strike 7 attacks faster


Master Yi leaps across the battlefield striking 4 targets
Your Jungling tool, It is very helpful in killing wave of minions and jungling.,helpful in entering a teamfight.


Master Yi meditates to heal a few ammount of health
This is very powerful if you are a AP Master Yi.


Master Yi gain 5 health every second in every 1 Ability Power he have


Doubles the passive attack damage for a few seconds
This ability is helpful in a 1v1 or in destroying turrets


Increase the movement speed and attack speed of Master Yi for a few seconds

It helps a lot to Master Yi because you can use it on Escaping,Fighting 1v1,and Destroying Turrets :D


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Preffered Spells

Helpful in fighting 1v1 champs
and chasing champions running

Helpful in escaping because it can pass through
thin walls.Can also help in chasing champions

Other Spells to be taken

can finish a enemy running,helpful in fighting

use in destroying turrets in bot/top when they are
fighting in mid

not so helpful because Master Yi has great
movement speed and he have Flash in escaping.
But Ghost has lower cooldown than

if you are a jungler Master Yi take this spell

this is helpful for Master Yi because if you press your
ulti, Highlander they can slow you but they
can stun you! so take Cleanse if needed

Other Spells not to take
you dont need this spell

leave it to your support or tank

leave it to your support or tank like Clairvoyance

dont take this

if you have patience dont take this

leave it to your support or tank like Heal and Clairvoyance

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Greater Mark of Scaling Attack Damage - attack damage per lvl is helpful to AD champions

greater seal of defense - armor,so you can stand on lane and a fight

Greater Glyph of Critical Chance - you need critical chance to so you can crit when you attack or Double Strikes

Greater Quintessence of Scaling Attack Damage - gives you 13.5 attack damage at lvl 18 not so big but helpful

Alternative Runes

Greater Mark of Armor - It gives you 0.93 armor to stay in a lane
Greater Seal of Attack Damage - It gives you damage
Greater Glyph of Attack Damage - it gives you damage like Greater Seal of Attack Damage
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage - Damage

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Summoner's Wrath - Why This? for exhaust so you can kill the enemy easily
Brute Force - +3 attack damage not so big but its helpful
Alacrity - +4% attack speed it dont help -_- but need to master
Weapon Expertise -10% armor penetration (thats why i master Alacrity
Deadliness 0.5 attack damage per lvl O_o
Lethality - its just like an Infinity Edge - 40% critical damage,So if you buy Infinity Edge it will be 60% crit damage :)
Vampirism - 3% lifesteal :D
Sunder - +6 armor pen.
Executioner - we all need it all
Resistance - you are not a tank but you need this
Hardiness - you need this too!

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Early Game
Doran's Blade
Boots of Speed and 3x Health Potion
Dagger and Health Potion

Phantom Dancer The Bloodthirster Infinity Edge
Warmog's Armor Guardian Angel Thornmail(for tanky build)
The Black Cleaver Phantom Dancer Infinity Edge

Complete Build

My Build

tanky build

Tanky AD

If you want other items try this

Zeke's Herald - for lifesteal and health,It also gives allied champions lifesteal

- for armor penetration + attack damage

- health + every fourth basic attack deals extra 100 damage

- if there are many tanks in enemy team

- +100 armor

- It stacks up to 3 stacks,Reduces the armor of the target enemy by 15,15 x 3 = 45 armor lost

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Warding Locations

This is the place where you should plant wards

-Thanks to jhoijhoi :)

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04/23/12 - Added Alternative Runes

04/27/12 - added The Black Cleaver to Items Section
04/30/12 - Edited Some things in Pros/Cons section
05/02/12 - Edited/Added Item Section
06/07/12 - Edited The Name of build