Tank Master Yi Build

Tank Master Yi build with runes and items. Tank Master Yi guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Tank Master Yi build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Master Yi and build Tank.
Tank Master Yi ARAM build with Jak'Sho. Get tanky and adapt to enemy team!
Master Yi ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken -3%

TLDR

Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Master Yi ability Alpha Strike should be leveled first.
Q
Master Yi ability Wuju Style should be leveled second.
E
Master Yi ability Meditate should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Hollow Radiance should be final item in your build.
Unending Despair should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Master Yi Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How to play

  1. You start with Guardian's Horn. Your #1 rush should be item that counters enemy team most (MR or Armor item). Get Jak'Sho as #2 item. Then adapt.
  2. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  3. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  4. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  5. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. If you're in a lane against ranged players, leveling up Meditate can allow you to stay in the lane longer and gain levels faster than they will.
  2. Wuju Style is very strong early for last hitting minions.
  3. Try using Alpha Strike on a minion in front of an enemy champion so you are placed at a safe distance at the end of the spell.

Skill Order

  • Master Yi [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Alpha Strike
  • Master Yi [object Object] ability.
    W
    Meditate
  • Master Yi [object Object] ability.
    E
    Wuju Style
  • Master Yi [object Object] ability.
    R
    Highlander

Items

Starting items
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Kaenic Rookern item.
Force of Nature item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Spirit Visage item.
Good Armor items
Thornmail item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Frozen Heart item.
Unending Despair item.
Situational items
Knight's Vow item.
Zeke's Convergence item.
Trailblazer item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Sterak's Gage item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Wit's End item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Thornmail item.
Spirit Visage item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Unending Despair item.