Builds And Runes: Champion Master Yi's Guide

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Master Yi is an assassin champion. Adored by some and hated by others, Master Yi becomes very powerful after buying a few items. His abilities grant the champion not only attack damage, but also true damage, which together with his attack speed, makes this champion do a lot of damage not only to magazines, but also to enemy tanks. Typically, this champion is used in the wild.

Champion Description

“Master Yi trained his body and honed his mind so that thought and action became almost one. Although he prefers to resort to violence as a last resort, the lightness and speed of his sword ensure an always swift resolution. As one of the last practitioners of the Ionian art of Wuju, Yi dedicated his life to preserving the legacy of his people, evaluating potential disciples with the Seven Lens of Insight to identify which of them was the most worthy.”

Master Yi's abilities

(Passive) Double Attack: Every few consecutive basic attacks, Master Yi attacks twice.

(Q) Alpha Strike: Master Yi teleports across the battlefield so fast he cannot be seen, dealing Physical Damage to multiple units along the way while becoming untargetable. Alpha Attack can deal additional Critical Strike and Physical Damage against monsters. Basic attacks reduce the cooldown of Alpha Attack.

(W) Meditate: Master Yi rejuvenates his body with mind power, restoring Health and taking reduced damage for a short time. Additionally, he gains stacks of Double Attack and pauses the remaining duration of Wuju Style and Highlander for every second of channeling.

(E) Wuju Style: Grants bonus true damage on basic attacks.

(R) Highlander: Master Yi moves with extreme agility, temporarily increasing his Attack and Movement Speed, and becoming immune to all slowing effects. Champion kills or assists extend Highlander's duration while the ability is active. Passively reduces the cooldown of other skills with each kill or assist.

Master Yi's Builds and Runes

These are currently the most used runes for this champion. (Patch 10.15)

It is worth remembering that the secondary runes can be changed depending on your opponents.

Evolution of in-game skills

Below is how most players evolve their champion's skills in-game.

most used spells

The most used spells for this champion are:

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  • Flash
  • To strike

most used items

The items shown below are the ones most used by Master Yi players. It is worth remembering that some items can be changed according to opposing champions.

Starting Items

  • Hunter's Machete
  • Potion with Refill

End Items

  • Enchantment: Blood Razor
  • Mercury Steps
  • Guinsoo's Rage Blade
  • Limit of reason
  • Death dance
  • Guardian angel

Master Yi Tips and Tricks

  • Before taking a big burst of damage, remember to activate (W) Meditate to greatly reduce damage taken.
  • For each kill or assist performed, the cooldowns of (Q) Alpha Strike, (W) Meditate, and (E) Wuju Style are reduced by 70%.
  • The (Q) Alpha Strike skill can deal critical hits.
  • The (Q) Alpha Strike skill can allow you to dodge enemy spells.
  • (Q) Alpha Attack's cooldown is reduced by one second for each Basic Attack.
  • For each kill or assist performed, (R) Highlander's duration is increased by a few seconds.

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