(Guide) Master Yi - AP is king I'm serious

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tsarr

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08-26-2010

This is a AP Master YI guide.
This is not a beginner guide.
You won't get this right first go
It is viable in some cases (i got to 1600 ranked solo queue with him as most played), and can be very strong if played well, but prepare for being trolled 1/3 games because people think you are trolling, and at first difficulty, people will turn to blame you. Ap yi genuinely struggles against teams full of bruisers or low cd stuns. However, he excels against regular ap carries

WHY?
awesome damage! . also, i never get tired of seeing this in all chat, "YEAH WELL YOU LOST TO A F%&KING AP YI! NOOB ANNIE" .ap yi is extremely capable of quadra/penta kills. ill explain.

RUNES

red - spell pen
yellow - mp5 per level
blue - MR / level
qunits - AP per level

MASTERIES
we go utility because cd reduction is very good for this build and makes our flash cd shorter too

***21 in offense***
4/4 mental force
1/1 summoner's wrath
4/4 sorcery
1/1arcane knowledge
2/2 havoc
4/4 blast
4/4 archmage
1/1 executioner

***9 in utility***
1/1 Summoner's insight
3/3 expanded mind
4/4 meditation
1/4 swiftness
1/1 runic affinity

SPELLS

ignite - finishing off a kill is incredibly important for this build - most people don't account for ignite in their head when they go in for a fight

flash - sometimes alpha strike can leave you in ... a not so great position. BAM solution
*cleanse can be ok, but i cant see it beating flash

SKILLS

MAX out alpha strike first
second is meditate
once those 2 maxed, wuju style
wen you ding 6, 11, 18 get highlander

ITEMS
in a normal length game, you will get at least up to rabadon's


doran's ring
chalice of harmony
boots + sapphire crystal
sorcerer's treads + sheen
[B}Rabadon's Deathcap[/B]
lich bane
Athene's Unholy Grail/hour glass
void staff
Guardian angel

[/B]note: if really having trouble late game, its probably how ure playing or your team is losing, in that case you can get banshee's veil

GUIDE

now the interesting part, ill keep it short

LANING PHASE:

spam alpha strike on first minion, besides that sit back don't take damage unless you can safely get a last hit, use meditate if needed. look for opportunities where there are only the 3 caster minions and the enemy champion to alpha strike, as it will hit the champion for sure.

DONT USE IT UNDER THEIR TOWER or if the minion you are alpha striking, is close too close to your 2 opponents and they could cc and kill you. use smart

fyi, you land where your first target is. unless the first target dies while your activiating the ability, in which case, you land where you started.
YOU SHOULD HAVE over 150 creep kills in 20 minutes

FIGHTING 1 CHAMPION:

aphla strike, auto attack, highlander, auto atack , wuju style, auto attack
(don't waste lichbane by using them right at the same time)

meditate after they have used stun, disrupt (late game mine can full heal me)


TEAM FIGHTS:

IDEAL SITUATION:
you pop ULTIMATE - > then alpha strike
->someone dies - > alpha strike is refreshed - > use alpha strike on lowest target
->someone dies - > alpha strike is refreshed - > use alpha strike on lowest target
->someone dies - > alpha strike is refreshed - > use alpha strike on lowest target
->someone dies - > alpha strike is refreshed - > use alpha strike on lowest target
->someone dies - > alpha strike is refreshed - > use alpha strike on creeps lol
quinta kill

MORE COMMONLY:

after 1 or 2, run a litle bit back, meditate, then go in again,

save flash for escaping dying in teamfights. ONCE YOU HAVE FLASHED OUT, DONT RUN BACK IN. even if you did it out of panic! your mejai stacks are very important

wuju style is used to proc lichbane

use meditate and hourglass's if focused, till alpha strike comes back up

TANKING :
because meditate gives you so much health and damage reduction, it can actually work really well for you to tank 2 or 3 enemies while your allies kill them (just so long as they have run out of interupt)

Edited:
numerous item changes
slightly changed mana costs and ult length


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tsarr

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08-26-2010

if this doesnt work for you go play lego online


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Virtuss

Senior Member

08-26-2010

i just put a guide out to this like 10 minutes before you


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tsarr

Senior Member

08-26-2010

oh i played a game with you. you were like 34-7 wen i was 16-7 with xinzhao

ive played a few games with him copying ure style.

so fcuking good aye


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Virtuss

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08-26-2010

got my 4th penta on ap yi a few games ago


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tsarr

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08-26-2010

i just got one last game. garen was cut he got no kills that fight


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08-26-2010

I've never played Yi and I'm mostly a tank guy... But I'm gonna try this for a few matches and I'll post up my results.


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HellBound Boss

Senior Member

08-27-2010

Yi is really one of those people you can play ap and get away with it sense his skills benefit so much from ap. Id say get the +80 ap and +800 or so health with slowdown on spell.
It works wonders on anyone with dank skills like yi.


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Schokcha

Senior Member

08-27-2010

This guide demonstrates well the mindless power that is Yi. Especially AP Yi. Oh how I hate AP Yi.
*needs a cookie now*


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tsarr

Senior Member

08-27-2010

ok seriously. there are no AP YI guide on the list, and ive read WAY worse guides than this on that list. stupid guides infact. list this **** plox