Ap yi useless if not fed?

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D3STROYR

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05-10-2012

i tryed him out and he seems to be useless middle game


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Niccias

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05-10-2012

Doesnt he only have 1 ability and an OP heal? Not to sure about AP yi, pretty sure hes useless if built AP as it is considered just to be a troll build. Id recommend AD yi if anything.


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├čowser

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05-10-2012

AP Yi does seem to fall off later in games. Your main source of damage is Alpha Strike...once Alpha Strike "Q" is on cooldown you really cannot do much damage (or anything) at all.

Building Yi as AP will however give you an incredibly strong early game. The harass youll deal with your Alpha Strike is strong and safe. The heal on your Meditate will be unreal as well.

I would only recommend picking AP Yi as a top solo champ if you have an "all in" early game team comp. For example: Mid- Leblanc, Jungle-Pantheon, Alistar/Graves bot. (or a kill lane bot)
With an "all in" team comp like this you simply push your lane and then roam down for coordinated ganks. The goal of this strat being to end the game before the 20minute mark.


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7thcloud

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05-10-2012

depends on how you built ap yi. ppl seem to forget there are items that give both attack speed & ap


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MARCANDRE

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05-10-2012

You just need to get deathfire grasp magic pen boots and deathcap first and ap yi will feed himself if you are solo top.


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Haen

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05-10-2012

Pretty much. AP Yi is only viable if you get fed early on. If you don't use your superior range to harass, dominate, and get kills out of your lane, you will not be nearly as effective as your lane opponent as the game goes on. AP Yi has one damage ability and its on a long cool down. If he tries to engage in any real combat, hes quickly brought down. If he tries to meditate, anyone worth anything will just stun him. So hes only really good at cleaning up kills. He can't do damage in any kind of sustained team fight.


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Noctis XV

Senior Member

05-10-2012

Untrue, Go to my forum post called For those who think AP Yi is not viable.
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2107351

He has almost the best sustain in lane with meditate and minion farming read the rest on post
also make sure you are solo laning with the correct rune build as well.


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GrimCrimson

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05-10-2012

AP Yi falls off late game and isn't viable unless fed, don't listen to anybody else. :3, He used to be my very first character in league.


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Noctis XV

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05-10-2012

Wrong, he gets even stronger late game. DFG + Lichbane Q on first target = sure death to start your penta spree.
You may need to play him for a while to know how he plays, but if you don't have experience with him playing him AP once doesn't decide whether or not hes good.

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Vashjir

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05-10-2012

AP Yi is completely viable and useful, he just has a very different playstyle in comparison to AD Yi.
Take note that if your ultimate scores a kill or assist, it resets all cooldowns (or in the case of an assist, reduces the duration of all cooldowns). Use this to your advantage.
If you can practice timing your ult so that you can get the killing blow on an enemy, you could chain alpha strikes together, whilst keeping wuju style proc'd, as well as running around like a mad man.
So though his damage drops off a bit late game, AP Yi is a much more versatile champion than AD Yi.
At the end of the day, it really depends on your playstyle.


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