Is yi a adc?

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AggressiveVirgin

Junior Member

01-10-2013

my friend's friend kept saying yi is adc. thought adc is a ad carry meaning you have to be ranged especially in ranked


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Doctor Bumble

Senior Member

01-10-2013

From http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2970176:

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Originally Posted by Lord Puppy Fury View Post
First, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl0LswRbLbY. It's short.

Do you see the conundrum of melee ADCs? By virtue of being melee, they can't be on the back line and therefore safe, pumping out sustained damage. For a melee ADC like Yi to be viable, he needs to be on a team with heavy CC and against a team with minimal CC. Otherwise, he'll get focused down quickly. As such, unless you're queuing with a pre-made team that's building around a very specific strategy, the general meta that most people operate under is oriented around ranged ADCs. It's unfair to strangers to ask them to learn a new strategy and way of operating as a team on the fly. Beyond that, it's a little unrealistic to expect people to be able to play an unorthodox strategy without having practiced it in advance.

This doesn't mean you can't use Yi (or Tryndamere or Fiora), but you'll have better success with it when queuing with friends not randoms. The only way to pull it off with strangers is to choose last and see if you have a team that supports Yi's lack of range.

If you really like Yi, considering learning him as an AP mid, AP or AD top, or jungler. He fits any those places a little better even when he doesn't have a team built around him. He's not exactly the strongest champ in any role, but if you like him it's fine to play him.
(P.S. It looks like you accidentally posted in Forum Games, the silly section of the forums. This might have been a better fit in General Discussion or Guides & Strategy.)


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Jaykoboy

Senior Member

01-10-2013

You're supposed to build him as a jungler with a Wriggle's Lantern, Boots of Mobility, and four Zeals. And always (I mean ALWAYS) run Revive/Smite on him, even if you're not in the jungle.


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General Stinky

Senior Member

01-10-2013

no, he is a melee carry with goes to the jungle or top


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The Jade Fist

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01-11-2013

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Originally Posted by General Stinky View Post
no, he is a melee carry with goes to the jungle or top
that still makes him a "adc" he's a madc
melee Attack damage carry.

Which brings up the issues of how to deal your damage and not get your ass kicked that comes with being melee squishy. You either roll hard with him or get stomped in a particular game there is really no middle ground with this type of champion. Alot like Tryndamere.

Unless you build him AP, then you couldn't consider him an ADC.


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Banishedd

Senior Member

01-11-2013

He's like fiora. Technically yes, but in all senses of the current meta, definitely not.