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TierD-
Win rate46.4%
Pick rate0.1%
Ban rate10.4%
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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

Use the lane brushes to regularly land your Alpha StrikeQ on the enemy. This will soon let you chunk your enemy out of the lane.

Your MeditateW needs to be used with extreme discretion in this matchup. Ensure that the enemy has no form of CC on them before you decide to use the ability amid a fight,

Once you unlock your Ultimate HighlanderR, you should have a really easy time running enemies down not only in your lane but also in other lanes. Ensure that you do whatever is necessary to get a lead.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Master Yi is Average

When no team fights are occurring, go to a side lane and push. You must 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.

Always use the fog of war to bamboozle the enemy and destroy the enemy backline that way. It should be really easy to do due to how much damage you can dish out.

Late game
25+ min
Master Yi is Strong

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.

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

Even though you are a laner, you can easily take down the Baron or the Dragon on your own. What you will want to do is try to sneak them out from the enemy team while your team is busy trying to distract the enemy.

Power Spikes
Early game0 - 15 min

Master Yi needs time to come online. He is really weak in the very early laning phase.

His level 6 power spike is quite potent. If he can go for short trades prior to hitting level 6, he can easily chase the enemy down and all-in them with his Ultimate HighlanderR.

When Master Yi has completed his first component item, he will find it alot easier to secure CS and win auto-attack trades with the enemy laner.

Mid game15 - 25 min

2 points in his Ultimate HighlanderR will make him more potent during fights. He will have to flank enemies and ensure that all the CC from the enemy teams' side is used up.

His first ability will be maxed out at level 9, allowing him to deal hefty amounts of damage in a very brief period.

He is pretty decent during team fights. He can completely decimate the enemy team if he manages to get a Alpha StrikeQ reset off with his Ultimate HighlanderR activated.

Late game25+ min

A fully maxed out Ultimate HighlanderR will allow Master Yi to mow down the enemy team. This is highly beneficial when it comes to cleaning up late-game fights.

His damage will be massive during the late game. He can keep on all-in'ing enemies as his Ultimate HighlanderR will be up quite frequently.

His team fighting is on another level during this phase of the game. This means that he will be the pivot for his team's success, and his Alpha StrikeQ usage will determine the game's outcome.

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