AP or AD Master Yi?

Ability Power Yi 29 70.73%
Attack Damage Yi 12 29.27%
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Master Yi: AP or AD?

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EnigmaSalmon

Member

01-18-2013

I need your opinions. Please do not just say "AD is good", please state WHY. I've always wanted to get good at Master Yi, but I can't seem to get the hang of him quite well.


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Kuranith

Senior Member

01-18-2013

Fiora is AD Yi 2.0.

Seriously, she has everything he does with more power, except maybe jungling speed, depending on Yis Q procs.

AP is a good cleanup though, and his sustain is fun (press W, full heath in 2 seconds)


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Cenerae

Senior Member

01-18-2013

AP Yi is a good pubstomper build. People have incredible difficulty with saving a single CC to pop him out of meditate so they can kill him, so he can kill everyone with his single nuke via eventual refreshes.

AD Yi is a good splitpusher, not much good at teamfighting though. If you want a teamfighting AD Yi pick Fiora.


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iHaveProtential

Senior Member

01-18-2013

Def AP yi, he pretty much has no counter mid lane and farms like a beast.


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Darkee7

Senior Member

01-18-2013

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Mr Popadopalus

Member

01-18-2013

AP Yi is kinda fun to troll with. Unless they have a healing reduction or some type of CC you can heal through absurd amounts of punishment once you get meditate to max.

AD Yi is a tad better though (IMO), better at backdooring and things like that.


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Rivenholt

Senior Member

01-18-2013

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People have incredible difficulty with saving a single CC to pop him out of meditate so they can kill him, so he can kill everyone with his single nuke via eventual refreshes.
And in normals they're not going to always have cc to stop him with, at least in lane, making him near unbeatable.

Honestly, I would say pick a different champion. You'll probably hear this a lot if you ask for opinions about any champ, but Yi's a different sort of evil. AP Yi is almost always just a build you can use to make one person on the enemy team miserable if they didn't stumble onto a good counter, and then it makes everyone on your team miserable when it falls off towards mid game.

His AD build isn't much better. He becomes a monster if he got fed and can easily win games by himself off of a modestly high gold pool, but it's excruciatingly painful to get there. Melee AD carries are just bad in general, and Yi's the classic example of this.

As to why you don't just build AP, then switch late game, it's extremely inefficient. You're not going to get a nice AD build out of selling AP items, and you'll just fall even more behind.


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CCC Powerhead

Senior Member

01-18-2013

Build Attack ability yi.


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Yoruichi

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01-18-2013

Depends on what you want out of him really. AD Yi is unquestionably stronger. If you ever play a blind and there are Yi's on each team. AD Yi always beats AP Yi. AD Yi can also backdoor for real, where as AP Yi can meditate off a towers damage while his team kills it. They both have advantages, but their playstyles are completely different.

AP Yi plays a lot like Kat, in that he's cleanup. If your team is strong enough to 4v5 them into a position where you can take over then you can do a lot of damage and win fights. If they can't, then your early game lane dominance really means nothing. Where as AD Yi can 1v1 almost anybody in the game late game, so he makes for an extremely strong split pusher, and if he catches people on the way to the fight he'll blow them up near instantly.


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Drukyul

Senior Member

01-18-2013

Why no Hybrid option?


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