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Master yi buffs?

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XtremeApocalypse

Senior Member

01-07-2012

Edit10: Fiora is just a smack in the face Riot, every tanky dps that comes out seems to always be better than Yi in nearly every way possible. His DPS seems to be close to beaten this time too.

Edit9: new thread http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1761119

Edit6: Prophets of the dunkmaster, we must keep this thread alive!!!!!!

Edit7: If you don't keep this bump you dont support the cause!!!!!!!!!

Edit8: Tryndamere isn't that good himself now. Redid this part which I forgot to after the nerfs.

Hes pretty outclassed right now mostly because hes an old champion. He has quite a lot of problems
such as mana costs and cooldowns. He doesn't have much utility in him (which imo is his biggest drawback). People say hes fine mostly because hes pretty easy to play and pubstomps but he isnt useful when your enemies become more experienced. Well this is same with Tryndamere, but trynd is viable and just as easy to play.

Hes just pure damage right now. Unlike Nocturne/Trynd he doesn't have any AD ratios and thats why he has a weird sort of AP build.

What Trynd has over Yi:

AoE slow
Free Crit chance
Unlimited Sustain
Mobility
Resourceless
AoE AD reduction
More Spammable Gap closer
5 seconds of invincibility


Currently there are 3 ways to build him and all of them have their problems.

Melee DPS:

Pure glass cannon, his only survivability is lifesteal and he has a tendency of being focused and killed easily in a teamfight. He has low base hp which doesnt help either.

This build isn't good on him like it is on Tryndamere because his only defense is a 5 second "panic mode" channel which can be interrupted. He doesnt have 5 seconds of invincibility or the 5th highest base hp which leaves him in the dust, nor can he use meditate during CC.

AP yi:

It's fun for sure. It isn't viable though, and it's a bit gimmicky. He has 1 form of damage (though it's aoe) and relies even more on his ults snowballing to do much. A banshees veil can block his only damage. Most people play this because of his w skill meditate. It's basically a 5 second godmode heal when built AP. Meditate can be interrupted by CC though and he can just be ignored/ignited for the time being. He doesnt have short cooldowns for his lich bane procs either.

Tanky DPS yi:

Probably the best out of the 3. Problem is, he doesnt have high base hp and he isn't the best offtank due to lack of CC. It still does decent damage, but he doesnt have much over other tanky DPS, like a good initiation or any CC at all.

His jungling is only okay, but he runs out of mana easily without blue buff. He does have good farm which relies on RNG. He doesnt have any CC making his ganks pretty bad. Hes outclassed by junglers like Skarner who have better farming abilities and ganking potential.

a few suggestions (not all need be)

Give Alpha strike AD scaling
Increase his base hp to 2050-2200
Give him passive armor/mr on meditate (10/15/20/25/30)
Keep wuju's passive when it's on cooldown
Alpha strike deals 150 bonus damage to minions and 300 to minions that are primary targets.
Lower mana costs on his abilities
Every time he gets a kill with Highlander up, refreshed abilities have lower mana costs


TL;DR Master Yi needs buffs

Edit1: He also gets punished for using his abilities (besides mana costs), they should keep the passive when he uses wuju.

Edit2: Forgot to mention dunkmaster yi...... DAMMIT!!!! It's truly his best build >.>

Edit3: if u support upvote please, I'm being downvoted but most people replying are with me.

Edit4: I think he should have atleast a base hp of 2050, I mean Trynd has the 5th highest base hp even though he has his ult. Some base stats, mana costs and cooldowns could be tweaked too.

Edit5: Dont let the downvoters win! He just needs some base stat increases and QoL changes.


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XtremeApocalypse

Senior Member

01-07-2012

Bump


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Wookachuk

Senior Member

01-07-2012

i agree he needs..... something.


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XtremeApocalypse

Senior Member

01-07-2012

Quote:
Wookachuk:
i agree he needs..... something.


Not sure what though....hes outdated


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PeppuZ

Junior Member

01-07-2012

pff no, is a strong champ near to OP,his late game is one of strongest..


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Wookachuk

Senior Member

01-07-2012

alot of old champs are tf needs love too. maybe armor and mr buff on highlander idk


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A Flock of Birds

Senior Member

01-07-2012

bump


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IrrationalNoob

Senior Member

01-07-2012

Well the old rational for Yi's state used to be that low level games are completely dominated by him. Wonder what it is now.


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Wookachuk

Senior Member

01-07-2012

Quote:
PeppuZ:
pff no, is a strong champ near to OP,his late game is one of strongest..


lol yeah except any decent team cc's and two shots him. too dependent on life steal


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Wookachuk

Senior Member

01-07-2012

Quote:
IrrationalNoob:
Well the old rational for Yi's state used to be that low level games are completely dominated by him. Wonder what it is now.


still dominated but that cause of all the smurfs not new players