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League of Legends: Wild Rift Master Yi Guide: Best Build, Runes and Gameplay Tips

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In League of Legends: Wild Rift, Master Yi is an Assassin who mainly occupies the Jungling role. Master Yi is an S-Tier Pick and deals with massive Physical Damage. This Assassin dominates from the mid to late game and can finish off squishes. Master Yi has high sustain and jungling abilities. In this guide, we will take a look at the best runes, spell, build, including tips and tricks to pave your way to victory with Master Yi in League of Legends Wild Rift.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other LoL Wild Rift heroes like Amumu. So make sure to check the Amumu hero guide as well. For now, let’s focus on Master Yi.

Skill Analysis

Master Yi is a hero with the common five skill sets of one passive and four actives. In this Master Yi guide, let’s see what are his abilities in LoL Wild rift, and when you can use which skill to get the best out of him.

Passive – Double Strike

passive

When Master Yi engages with the enemy, every 4th consecutive attack strikes twice and deals with 78 physical damage (150% attack damage).

Skill 1 – Alpha Strike

CD – 17s Mana – 55

Master Yi becomes invisible and deals damage to nearby enemies. The skill works on 4 enemies dealing with 77 physical damage (25+100 attack damage). The skill can be cast on Creeps and Minions as well. Successfully casting will reduce the cooldown by 1 second. 75 Bonus Damage on Monster.

Skill 2 – Meditate

CD – 25s Mana – 50

When this skill is cast, Master Yi meditates for 4 seconds. The skill provides 55% damage reduction and healing for 40(40+25% magic damage) per second.

Skill 3 – Wuju Style

CD – 17s Mana – 40

Master Yi deals 18 bonus true damage (18+ 25% attack damage) for 5 seconds.

Skill 4 – Highlander

CD – 85 Mana – 100

skill 4

Reduces Master Yi’s ability cooldown by 70% When the skill is cast, he becomes immune to slows and gains 25% Movement speed and 30% Attack Speed for 7 seconds.

Skill Up Methods for Master Yi

Unlock Skill 1 first and then level it up until it’s maxed, Then start leveling up Skill 3 followed by Skill 2. Ultimate (Skill 4) whenever available.


Best Runes Setup and Spells for Master Yi in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Runes Setup

Wild Rift Master Yi Guide

Conqueror

Basic attacks and abilities generate stacks of Conqueror on enemy champions hit, up to one per attack or cast. Passive grants him 2-6 bonus damage (based on level) stacking up to 5 times for a maximum of 10 and 30 bonus Attack Damage (based on level).

Backbone

Every Assassin has a low HP. Master Yi as an Assassin needs survival items to last in the rift. This Rune, therefore, grants him 10 bonus armor or magic resistance. Comes helpful in the early game.

Brutal

This Domination rune grants 7 bonus Attack Damage and 2% bonus-armor penetration, or 14 Ability Power and 2% bonus-magic penetration (Adaptive). Effective in early game.

Mastermind

To speed up your jungling , use Mastermind for the 10% bonus true damage to jungle monsters and Turrets. You will also earn an additional 100 gold and 500 XP if you complete the objectives.

Battle Spells

Flash

Teleport a short distance forward or towards the aimed direction. This spell works well on Master Yi to secure kills by chasing an enemy. Also, it is useful in turret diving.

Smite

Smiting monsters restores 70 (+ 10% maximum health) health. By killing 4 large monsters upgrades Smite to Chilling Smite or Challenging Smite, which can thus target enemy champions. Hunting License: Permanently earn 20% bonus experience from jungle monsters but temporarily earn 20% less. Comes useful when you want to farm faster, steal enemy jungle, and slow the enemy if they are trying to flee.


Best Builds for Master Yi in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Core Build

Wild Rift Master Yi Guide

Blade of the Ruined King

One of the core items for Master Yi, this item grants Master Yi 30% bonus Attack Speed, and 30 Attack Damage. The main point of buying this item is it’s passive. The item therefore reduces 25% of the target’s movement speed who has been hit by 3 basic attacks. Slows are quite essential for Assassins to secure kills.

Infinity Edge

Having Attack Speed and Critical Strike Items are not enough, there must be Attack Damage to melt the enemy. Thus this item increases the Critical Strike damage with an additional 60 Attack Damage and 25% critical strike chance.

Bloodthirster

This item is a must for Master Yi to dominate in the late game. It provides 80 Attack Damage and 15% Physical Lifesteal with an additional shield when you are overhealed. Lifesteal could be one important factor to survive the late game clash.

Gluttonous Greaves

This is a top Tier boot which is a must for Master Yi. It grants 40 movement speed along with +8% Physical Lifesteal and +8% Magical Lifesteal. Also increases the movement speed by 15% for 3 seconds.

Phantom Dancer

When Master Yi ganks an enemy squishy hero, there’s a chance of getting ambushed and that also may result in losing massive HP. This particular item grants you a +25% Critical Rate and +45% Attack Speed. It’s passive will grant you a 240-590 shield (based on level) when his HP is below 35%.

Guardian Angel

This item is meant for the late game. Therefore it is one of the most useful and essential items for Master Yi. It grants you 40 armor and 45 Attack Damage and the Resurrect Passive effect. The resurrection gives 50% HP and 30% of max mana and has a cooldown of 3 Minutes. 

Core Build vs Ability Power (AP) Champions

Wild Rift Master Yi Guide
  • Blade of the Ruined King
  • Gluttonous Greaves
  • Infinity Edge
  • Phantom Dancer
  • Spirit Visage
  • Guardian Angel
  • Quick Silver Enchant

Core Build VS AD and Assassin Champions

Wild Rift Master Yi Guide
  • Blade of the Ruined King
  • Gluttonous Greaves
  • Infinity Edge
  • Phantom Dancer
  • Deaths Dance
  • Guardian Angel
  • Quick Silver Enchant

Core Build for Tank Champions

Wild Rift Master Yi Guide
  • Blade of the Ruined King
  • Gluttonous Greaves
  • Mortal Reminder
  • Phantom Dancer
  • Black Cleaver
  • Guardian Angel
  • Quick Silver Enchant

League of Legends: Wild Rift Master Yi Gameplay Tips

Since Master Yi is an Assassin, the best way to play him is as a Jungler. Master Yi should farm in the jungle and secure objectives like Drake, Dragon, and Baron Nashor. The Wild Rift’s map is a mirror so understand the map side before laning. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our League of Legends: Wild Rift Master Yi guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game in the game.

Early Game

In the early game buy HailBlade or EmberKnife for quick jungling. Remember, in order to use these items you must use Smite Battle Spell. Take the Blue Sentinel as Master Yi consumes a good amount of Mana. Clear the first waves of minions and then move ahead for small creeps. Remember destroying the turret plating grants extra gold.

Mid Game

By now you must have bought 2 core items which are enough to delete the squishy heroes. Try to aim the enemy team’s carry. Being an Assassin you shouldn’t target high HP and sustain heroes. The carrys have always low HP and killing them will make the enemy fall behind in terms of gold and XP. So never use your 4th Ability unnecessarily as the CD is long. Use 3rd Ability and then 1st Ability. 

Late Game

As a Jungler, probably you would have the highest gold. And, the highest gold means you have enough items to delete low hp heroes in a quick combo. During the late game, both teams deal with massive damage and their main objective is to push turrets. As an Assassin, roam around the map, preferably with a Tank to soak all the damages, and then target the carry hero. Once the enemy’s main damage dealer is dead you can easily clear the lanes. 

Wild Rift Master Yi Guide
Master Yi in the battlefield

In addition to that try to clear turrets by yourself as Yi has enough damage to clear a turret with a single minion wave. Also, take down Baron Nashor with your teammates while the tanks scouts and provides vision. Save your Smite Batlle Spell till the end while slaying Baron Nashor so that if there’s an enemy gank you can steal it from them. You can use your skill combos like

Skill 4 + Skill 3 + Skill 1.

Champs that can counter Master YiChamps that Master Yi can counter
JaxOlaf
WarwickDiana
NunuNocturne
SkarnerGraves

Additionally, Master Yi forms strong pairs and serves as Best Combos with Ahri, Aatrox and Ashe.


Final Thoughts

We can conclude that Master Yi is a beginner-friendly Assassin with high damage output and sustain. Therefore, keep in mind that Assassins like Master Yi are not for team fights, they are meant for solo kills and securing objectives. Before you use your Skill 1, make sure the enemy doesn’t enter their turret. If this is the case then make sure you have flicker to escape from the turret damage area. 

With the above guide, you can easily practice Master Yi in LoL Wild Rift, and before heading to play ranked matches practice a little bit in the PVP mode.


That’s all for today’s League of Legends: Wild Rift Master Yi Guide. Do you prefer to use Master Yi in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Suchit Mohanty

Started gaming with FPS genre and later shifted to MOBA. I write from my gaming experiences and try my best to make my articles reach out to my viewers.
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