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Headhunter Master Yi Stalks the Jungle on Summoner's Rift!

By NeeksNaman [1]

Summoners!

Any League of Legends player will tell you that sometimes the jungle on Summoner's Rift can be a dangerous place. In addition to all of those Giant Wolf wolves and Lizard Elder lizards and Ancient Golem golems, if you're not careful you might run into something like this lurking out there in the trees!

Headhunteryi

Allow me to introduce MasterYiSquare.png Headhunter Master Yi [S|L]. Featuring some menacing new armor and brand new spell effects on both Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike and Wuju Style.png Wuju Style, this is one rendition of the Wuju Bladesman that you won't want to run afoul of on a stroll through a wooded area. You may want to steer clear of the jungle for a while if you want to stay out of his trophy case!

Headhunter Master Yi is coming soon to a Field of Justice near you, so stay tuned for more information on this fantastic new skin!

Champion rework: Master Yi, the Wuju Master

By Tyler 'RiotWenceslaus' Eltringham [2]

We're reworking Master Yi Master Yi in the coming patch. In addition to new sounds, voice over and spell effects, the Wuju Master is also getting a kit overhaul to combine his popular AP and AD builds into a single cohesive playstyle. Check out his reworked abilities and read how the kit plays out below.

Abilities

Double Strike
Double Strike

Master Yi strikes twice on every fourth consecutive basic attack, with the second strike dealing reduced damage. If Master Yi leaves combat, the counter on Double Strike resets.


Alpha Strike
Alpha Strike

Master Yi leaps forward and strikes up to four enemies, dealing physical damage to each. Alpha Strike can Critical strike icon crit to deal additional physical damage and will deal bonus damage to minions and monsters. Basic attacks reduce the cooldown on Alpha Strike.


Meditate
Meditate

Master Yi channels for a short duration, healing rapidly. Master Yi heals more the lower his health. While channeling, Master Yi takes reduced damage from incoming attacks. This damage reduction is less effective against turrets.


Wuju Style
Wuju Style
  • Passive: Increases Master Yi's attack damage by a percentage.
  • Active: Basic attacks deal bonus true damage based on Master Yi's attack damage. The passive bonus is lost while Wuju Style is on cooldown.


Highlander
Highlander
  • Passive: Champion kills reduce Master Yi's basic ability cooldowns. Assists reduce basic ability cooldowns by a smaller amount.
  • Active: Increases Master Yi's movement and attack speed while granting immunity to movement Slow icon slowing effects. While active, champion kills and assists extend Highlander's duration.


Gameplay
Master Yi Screenshots
In lane

The changes to Meditate.png Meditate and Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike make Master Yi a more dynamic fighter in lane while rendering him less frustrating for his lane opponents. Since Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike prioritizes nearby units instead of striking randomly, a skilled Master Yi player can carefully aim his attacks while a canny opponent can avoid damage through careful positioning. Meanwhile, the cooldown reduction from basic attacks allows Yi to Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike more often, and the bonus minion damage helps him clear waves and maintain lane pressure. Also, the changes to Meditate.png Meditate make it a more potent option in emergency situations, but prevent Yi from simply spamming it to top his health off every time he takes damage.

In the jungle

To compensate for reduced early game damage on Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike, we've made the bonus damage to minions and monsters guaranteed to smooth out his jungle time. The cooldown reduction he gets from basic attacks should also allow him to Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike more often, allowing for a more consistent clear time. Also, since Double Strike.png Double Strike now deals less damage more frequently and requires Yi to stay in combat, it should be harder for him to queue up a double attack, then come tearing out of the jungle to score a massive burst combo onto an opponent.

Late game

As the action edges into late game and the team fights begin, the changes to Highlander.png Highlander start to shine. The Highlander.png new passive gives Master Yi the ability to stay alive in rough situations by lowering the cooldown on Meditate.png Meditate and Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike. The true damage on Wuju Style.png Wuju Style gives Master Yi the freedom to initially focus tankier targets while waiting for the right moment to open up on vulnerable targets. Then, when the time's right, he can open up with Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike and punish the enemy team's more delicate back line. Meanwhile, the changes to Meditate.png Meditate increase its lifesaving potential when he's under significant focus fire, and the added damage and crit on Alpha Strike.png Alpha Strike help it scale to keep up with his basic attack damage in late game scenarios.

Overall, the changes should help Master Yi play more consistently by combining the sustained damage of his AD playstyle with some of the nuke-and-juke utility of his AP build.

Master Yi VU Screenshots

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PROJECT MASTER YI - Login Screen03:09

PROJECT MASTER YI - Login Screen

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