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Wild Rift Master Yi build guide: Best runes, spells, items, tips and tricks, more

Despite his peaceful nature, the owner of the Wuju Sword is known for his great speed when it comes to attacking with everything. Learn all about Master Yi in this champion guide.
Wild Rift Master Yi build guide: Best runes, spells, items, tips and tricks, more

It's been a few days since League of Legends: Wild Rift launched in more competitive regions, drawing both new and veteran players to a more versatile yet exciting experience on mobile devices.

Mastering the game's champions, just like in League of Legends, is key to success in Wild Rift and we have been putting together build guides for some of the game's most powerful since its wider release.

This guide is focused on one of the founding champions of League of Legends. He is a headache for many, but a great offensive champion for others, and he has well and truly earn his place among League's grandees. It is, of course, the Wuju Bladesman Master Yi.

Master Yi: His active and passive skills

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His passive ability, Double Strike, allows Master Yi to attack with great speed, forcing an instant basic attack after hitting three basic attacks.

Let's move on to your active skills:

  • Alpha Strike: Allows you to transport yourself to a target and attack others around it at high speed, making you momentarily untouchable. This ability deals bonus damage to monsters, and you can restore its cooldown dealing basic attacks.
  • Meditate: When activated, it allows you to recover HP according to your amount of missing health, in addition to reducing damage taken while activated.
  • Wuju Style: When activated, it grants bonus true damage to basic attacks.
  • Ultimate - Highlander: Activating it will grant you additional attack and movement speed, as well as immunity to slows. Getting a kill or assist while it’s activated will extend its duration and reduce the cooldown of his other abilities.

Recommended Runes and Spells for Master Yi

From the beginning of the game, Yi can be one of the best offensive units in the game thanks to his ease of playing and his large amount of DPS that he can achieve with just a few kills. These are his recommended runes:

  • Conqueror: Grants additional attack damage through stacks, for each basic attack or ability you hit the enemy, having great synergy with his passive Double Strike.

For the Minor Runes, we suggest two different options, depending on whether you want to focus on having an offensive composition, or you want to harass the enemy and give yourself sustainability by having higher health regeneration.

For an offensive composition:

  • Brutal: Grants bonus attack damage and armour penetration.
  • Hunter - Titan: Grants additional life and tenacity with each unique takedown.
  • Hunter - Genius: Increases cooldown reduction with each unique knockdown.

For a sustainable composition:

  • Hunter - Vampirism: Grants bonus attack damage and physical vampirism with each unique takedown.
  • Regeneration: Regenerates life or mana, depending on which of these is currently lower.
  • Greedy: Grants bonus gold and healing when consuming Honeyfruit.

Best runes for master yi
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Being primarily a jungle, Master Yi's options are more than known when choosing his spells:

  • Flash: Allows you to have more offensive options when entering combat, in addition to serving as an escape tool.
  • Smite: The Jungler's default spell. We recommend using its red variation to gain an additional edge on fights, or its blue variation to slow down enemies and ensure kills.

The best items for Master Yi

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As with the runes, the recommended items will be split depending on whether you want to make Yi a monster capable of destroying anyone in seconds, or you want to thwart and tick the enemy with his scalable health regen. Your key objects will be the following:

  • Blade of the Ruined King: Increases damage and attack speed, plus its passive allows additional physical damage to be inflicted on each hit based on the enemy's current health. As a bonus, it allows you to steal your enemy's movement speed.
  • Gluttonous Greaves: Grants omnivampirism, increasing your window of time for fights. Recommended with Mercury or Teleport enchant.
  • Infinity Edge: Increases the chance and damage of critical attacks.
  • Guardian Angel: Its revive allows you to fully attack squarely, without risking giving away a kill along the way.

Now let's move on to its aspects:

  • Offensive: Statikk Shiv, Frozen Mallet or Youmuu's Ghostblade.
  • Sustainable: Phantom Dancer, Bloodthirster or Death’s Dance .

Tips for Master Yi’s play style

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Master Yi stands out among champions thanks to his incredible mobility and strength for clearing in the jungle or in his confrontations against his opponents, whether in solo lanes or in some type of ambush.

This allows you to escape almost at will from any unwanted fight, as well as allowing you to define a new strategy in case a planned entry or play does not materialize.

It's important to keep an eye on your basic attack stacks thanks to his Double Strike passive. In this way, you can have more control over when to attack and how much time is required to be able to face any enemy alone and get ahead in the game.

How to play as Master Yi Wild Rift
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Many people recommend using Alpha Strike when entering a fight. However, in many of these cases, the opponent is the one who ends up taking the win, due to poor planning and lack of proximity to elements of your team that react to your call.

Try to use Meditate mainly when you are out of combat or in case you enter a fight and see that you will have a disadvantage, as its damage reduction will allow you to give your team more time to come to your aid and assist you in battle.

Finally, his Ultimate is most useful when it comes to team battles or ambushes, however, you must be very careful about the amount of time remaining when activating it, since not paying attention to this in the important moments can cost you the match.

Master Yi has always been distinguished as a gateway for all those who want to learn to play jungle, and despite his ease of play, this makes him among the best selections currently for the composition of any team in Wild Rift.