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Master Yi · Guide

Assassin

Assassin

Easy

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Playstyle

Damage Type

0% AP

100% AD

Top
Jungle
Mid
Bot
Support
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Master Yi Strengths & Weaknesses
Strengths

Can initiate tower dives early on and try to get kills once his laner pushes the wave in. His Alpha StrikeQ and MeditateW allows him to drop tower aggro and take reduced tower damage respectively.

Is a scaling monster, and if he manages to get his items and hit the mid-to-late game, he will be almost unstoppable. For a squishy champion, he can one-man the Baron if he is ahead.

His Ultimate HighlanderR can completely shift the tide of a fight if he is left unchecked. This allows him to use his Alpha StrikeQ frequently, which allows him to avoid CC. Combined with his Wuju Style, he deals a lot of damage.

Weaknesses

Has to powerfarm early game and hence has no impact unless the enemy overextends or overstays. He will mainly focus on cleaning up during the early game.

His MeditateW can easily be interrupted by any form of hard CC. This can make tower dives risky and can get him killed almost instantly if he doesn’t use the ability properly.

Can’t do much if the enemy team just disengages when his Ultimate HighlanderR is active. Very susceptible to CC, so if the enemy saves their CC for him, he will die.

Game plan
Early game
0 - 15 min
Master Yi is Weak

Your goal in the early game is to gain as much gold and XP as quickly as you can. Focus on farming rather than ganking or fighting.

Look to secure objectives as often as possible. This will give your team an advantage as the game goes along.

Your Ultimate HighlanderR is an incredibly strong tool. Whenever it is up, try to use it to help your allies and get kills.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Master Yi is Average

Continue to pick up and secure jungle camps whenever possible. Not falling behind in the mid-game is crucial as a Jungler, so make sure you continue to farm!

When no team fights are occurring, go to a side lane and push. It’s important that you continue to farm during the mid-game so you can get your items as quickly as possible. The more gold Master Yi has, the stronger he will be.

If your team gets a kill or two, make the call for Baron or the Dragon. You should be able to take them with ease as Master Yi.

Late game
25+ min
Master Yi is Strong

Look to take down the enemy carries. Focus the backline and try to take them out of the fight. Focus them with your other frontline champions.

As you’re the Jungler, you need to make sure you’re always alive in the late game. If you die before a major objective spawns, the enemy will be able to take it.

Make sure you are always on the side of the map that the next major objective is on. If the Baron is up, always stay on the top side. If you go bot and show yourself, the enemy will take the objective for free.

Jungle pathing

Blue side

Red side

Early Game
Early Game
Power Spikes
Early game

Master Yi gets his first power spike at level four due to his Alpha StrikeQ. He should still be farming up till he gets his Ultimate HighlanderR.

Once Master Yi hits level six, he will hit a significant power spike. Although he doesn't have a reliable form of engagement, his Ultimate HighlanderR will help him catch up to overextended enemies.

Master Yi's Alpha StrikeQ and MeditateW are essential tools in his arsenal. His Alpha StrikeQ allows him to survive tower dives while his Wuju StyleE will enable him to deal true damage with his auto-attacks.

Mid game

Master Yi should be looking for opportunities to clean up kills in the side lanes. His Ultimate HighlanderR and his Alpha StrikeQ should help him immensely with this.

He becomes a grinder if he happens to get a lead early on in the game. Once he manages to complete his core items, he should take on the enemy team with some help from his team.

Master Yi's level eleven power spike is quite prominent for him. It not only increases Master Yi's overall power but also causes a lot of mayhem in the enemy team, especially if they don't have any CC.

Late game

Master Yi's Alpha StrikeQ and Ultimate HighlanderR should make him unstoppable at this point of the game. He just needs to go in when the enemy CC is down.

If Master Yi has accumulated a lead during the mid-game, he can practically solo the Baron with his Alpha StrikeQ and Ultimate HighlanderR. He will just need his team to serve as a distraction for a while.

Master Yi should always be using the fog of war to flank enemies during team fights. Once the enemy CC is down, he should just use his Ultimate HighlanderR and target the enemy backline to quickly get rid of them. A QSS may help him preserve his power in case things go away.

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