Master Yi Wild Rift Guide: Breakdown of Builds, Runes, Combos, and Strategies

Author: Son Acton

Master Yi Wild Rift is an assassin fighter that deals mainly damage based on basic attacks. Therefore, the way to build Master Yi is equipment for attack speed and resistance. The way to play "The Wuju Bladesman" is to continuously attack and alternate skills to both cooldown and deal great damage on the 4th slash.

Master Yi Wild Rift

Master Yi Wild Rift

Patch 5.0a

Assassin Assassin - Lane: jungle

Damage: Physical

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier S
Win rate 51.88%
Pick rate 6.7%
Ban rate 19.8%
Master Yi Wild Rift Build
Master Yi: Wild Rift Build Guide

Master Yi's Item Build & Runes

Master Yi Wild Rift Build

Master Yi runes Win 55.23% and Pick 25.31%

Master Yi runes Jungle with Win 53.92% and Pick 24.45%

Lethal Tempo

Triumph

Coup de Grace

Legend: Tenacity

PERSEVERANCE

Build Master Yi Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Nashor's Tooth Nashor's Tooth
  • Item Blade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King
  • Item Plated Steelcaps Plated Steelcaps
  • Item Trinity Force Trinity Force
  • Item Death's Dance Death's Dance
  • Item Guardian Angel Guardian Angel

Master Yi Wild Rift China build

  • Item  Blade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King
  • Item  Wit's End Wit's End
  • Item  Berserker's Greaves Berserker's Greaves
  • Item  The Collector The Collector
  • Item  Immortal Shieldbow Immortal Shieldbow
  • Item  Infinity Edge Infinity Edge

Master Yi Wild Rift item build third

  • Item  Blade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King
  • Item  Infinity Edge Infinity Edge
  • Item  Quicksilver Quicksilver
  • Item  Phantom Dancer Phantom Dancer
  • Item  Navori Quickblades Navori Quickblades
  • Item  Bloodthirster Bloodthirster

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Master Yi Build

The way to build Master Yi Wild Rift is equipment that increases attack speed, physical damage, resistance and lifesteal.

The first item you will gain is "Blade of the Ruined King". The passive that deals extra damage on basic attacks matches well with Master Yi's attack style. Besides, it also gives 10% lifesteal to help Master Yi be persistent to slash multiple enemies consecutively.

"Wit's End" also deals bonus damage on basic attacks and heals Master Yi. With only 2 equipment your attack speed has increased to 80%. Just choosing the right time to join the fight Master Yi can cut the entire enemy squad.

The rest of the equipment you will depend on is usually armor-piercing equipment to ensure Master Yi deals enough damage to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible.

Master Yi position

Master Yi is a fighter with the skill set of a heavy assassin. With the ability to hit melee combat with high damage, it is the best when you turn on Son Cuoc Warrior. Is the terror of any AD.

Master Yi plays in the jungle.

Master Yi summoner spells

Flash + Smite

Master Yi ability 

Master Yi ability order

skill order cho Master Yi

Master Yi abilities

DOUBLE STRIKE DOUBLE STRIKE

Function: Every 4th consecutive attack strikes twice.

Effect: 78 + 150% AD physical damage on both strikes.

Usage: Focus on attacking consistently to trigger the double strike for maximized damage output.

Advantages: Reliable damage boost, encourages sustained attacking.

Disadvantages: Relies on consistent attack rhythm.

ALPHA STRIKE ALPHA STRIKE

Function: Becomes untargetable and strikes nearby enemies. Bonus damage to monsters and minions, can critically strike.

Effect: 30-150 + 60% AD physical damage to up to 4 enemies, 95-185 bonus damage to monsters/minions, 60% bonus critical strike damage.

Usage: Use for gap closing, burst damage, and escaping ganks. Prioritize hitting multiple enemies for maximum damage.

Combo: Reset Alpha Strike cooldown with basic attacks to maintain mobility and pressure.

Advantages: Untargetability, burst damage, gap closer, versatile tool.

Disadvantages: Cooldown dependent, requires positioning for multiple target hits.

MEDITATE MEDITATE

Function: Channels for damage reduction and healing, heal scales with missing health.

Effect: 55%-70% damage reduction, 40-100 + 25% AP health heal per second, increased heal at low health.

Usage: Use defensively to survive ganks, teamfights, or tower dives. Utilize the heal to sustain during fights.

Combo: Use with Highlander for increased damage reduction and survivability.

Advantages: Strong sustain, damage reduction, versatile defensive tool.

Disadvantages: Requires channeling, immobile during activation.

WUJU STYLE WUJU STYLE

Function: Passive: Grants bonus attack damage. Active: Deals true damage on attacks for a duration.

Effect: 8% AD bonus attack damage (passive), 35-65 + 30% AD true damage per attack (active) for 5 seconds.

Usage: Activate before attacking for increased true damage output. Use passively to boost overall attack damage.

Combo: Combine with Highlander for even faster attack speed and amplified true damage.

Advantages: True damage, attack speed boost, damage amplification potential.

Disadvantages: Active cooldown, requires timing for maximum impact.

HIGHLANDER  HIGHLANDER

Function: Passive: Reduces basic ability cooldowns on takedowns. Active: Gains movement speed, attack speed, and slow immunity for a duration, takedowns extend duration.

Effect: 70% basic ability cooldown reduction on takedowns (passive), 35%-55% movement speed, 30%-70% attack speed, slow immunity for 7 seconds (active), 7 seconds duration extension on takedowns.

Usage: Activate offensively for increased attack speed and movement speed to chase enemies or secure kills. Utilize the passive to reset cooldowns and maintain pressure.

Combo: Activate with Wuju Style and Alpha Strike for maximum attack speed and damage output.

Advantages: Offensive power boost, chase potential, cooldown resets, snowball potential.

Disadvantages: Long cooldown, vulnerable after duration ends.

How to play Master Yi

You must always remember this. Master Yi must cut normally at least 1-2 times to get the passive and then surf.

Master Yi's Jungle Way

Master Yi's Jungle Way

Master Yi's Jungle Way

Early game

Focus on farming the gold target and leveling up as fast as you can. At this time, Master Yi cannot gank because Master Yi is very weak at the beginning of the game and does not have the ability to control the game.

Mid game

Once equipped, Master Yi can find a chance to gank. But the goal should be limited to still farming jungle monsters and controlling big goals.

Late game

This is the time when Master Yi is very strong. Can solo 1vs1 can push turrets. Attack the enemy's backline and destroy the gunners.

Combo Master Yi:

Combo 1:

WUJU STYLE + AA + AA + AA + ALPHA STRIKE + AA

Combo 2:

AA + WUJU STYLE + AA + AA + ALPHA STRIKE + AA + MEDITATE + AA

Combo 3:

HIGHLANDER + WUJU STYLE + ALPHA STRIKE + AA + AA + AA + AA + MEDITATE + AA

Master Yi pros and cons

Pros

Push the pillar fast.

The ultimate is very powerful when combined with "Alpha Great Skill" will dodge CC.

Cons

Not much early game effect.

Master Yi counters

"Meditate" will stand still. At this time, it is very easy to be interrupted by the enemy with CC. If you see Master Yi turn on "Highlander" just run.

Conclusion

Master Yi Wild Rift is not the right champion to start a fight, you have to wait for the enemy team to be partially poked. To ensure the most kills, the fastest cooldown every time "Highlander" is turned on. Master Yi's build requires massive damage in a short amount of time. Because Master Yi is not a poke champion.

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