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New Yi, new builds?

Creator: NicknameMy July 28, 2013 12:17pm
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Which Yi build will be the best?
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So, since the patch is no longer far away, it is time to discuss some new builds which will be potentionally used on Yi. First look at all of his new stats:

I actually tend to go for an assassin type of Yi, abusing his crit on Alpha Strike with mostly AD and Crit to inflict the biggest amount of damage as fast as possible. What do you think?
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I didn't see any options for Dunk Yi, which will obviously still be the best
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Mooninites wrote:

I didn't see any options for Dunk Yi, which will obviously still be the best

With the new Wuju style, Dunkmaster is actually going to be worse since the Wiggles Lantern is the only AD you're gonna be building, so the AS and the crit from your double swords is going to be kind of wasted. :/
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I'm thinking that Zeal will continue to be his most important early game buy. His kit still has a insane amount of free damage, but now scales even better with crit chance and attack speed. I've never been to fond of Yi in the lane, but I can see it being alright. I'll continue to play him as a jungle carry when one of my friends runs Shen top.

As for changes in his build, I honestly see none. They just removed AP Yi from the game, which makes me happy. Can't count the amount of times AP Yi stomps my midlane because they have NO IDEA what he does.
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Oh, forgot to mention a type of Yi, lifesteal Yi with a build like Blade of the Ruined King, Bloodthirster, Phantom Dancer, Ravenous Hydra, Frozen Mallet, Bloodthirster.

66% lifesteal, doesn't sound bad, but, of course, you need Cleanse here.

By now on PBE, most Yi's were rushing Statikk Shiv.
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ad jungle assassin yi.
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Hmm... Maybe Zephyr can be built somewhere along the way?
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Statikk Shiv Infinity Edge Mercury's Treads Blade of the Ruined King Last Whisper Guardian Angel

I'm thinking along these lines, thoughts? I like the idea of Ravenous Hydra but I don't know what to build around it.
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1 stun and he's useless
He's going to get bursted faster than an initiating tristana
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Which is why Yi will still have to time when he goes in. No matter how you build him, he is a high risk high reward champ.

Ravenous Hydra is mostly an item if you want to go for burst, as it has its active. Or you actually want to abuse the lifesteal. Otherwise, it has no use.

Also, on PBE, Alpha Strike is currently bugged. It will randomly decide if you jump to the enemy or just get back to the place where you started. It doesn't matter if the target dies or not.
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