How to Win Master Yi vs Gwen Counter Matchup Master Yi is in the b tier of champions

Master Yi vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Master Yi in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Gwen as Master Yi

based on 1,809 Master Yi vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
57.3 %
K/D/A
2.1
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends matches that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Gwen as Master Yi came out of an evaluation of 1809 ranked games where both champs faced off against each other. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Master Yi encounters Gwen in only 2.1% of his games.

Master Yi vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Master Yi does a great job of countering Gwen. On average, he wins a terrific 57.3% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Master Yi versus Gwen rounds, Master Yi’s side is 0.1% more expected to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Gwen.

Best Master Yi vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Master Yi Items

~22 Mins
Kraken SlayerBlade of The Ruined KingDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Wit's EndGuardian AngelGuinsoo's Rageblade

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Master Yi to level up q
>
Second ability for Master Yi to level up e
>
Last skill for Master Yi to max out w

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: AlacrityCoup de Grace
Domination Eyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Master Yi's passive ability p
Master Yi q ability q
Master Yi w ability w
Master Yi e ability e
Master Yi's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Gwen as Master Yi

Tips for Playing as Master Yi against Gwen

Wuju Style is very strong early for last hitting minions.

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.

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.

Advice to Win Against Gwen

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Master Yi vs Gwen Counter Stats

Master Yi Image
Win Rate
57.3 %
VS
Win Rate
42.7 %
Gwen Image
9.4
< Kills >
5.7
7
< Deaths >
6.3
5.3
< Assists >
4.9
2.17
< Killing Sprees >
1.31
43
< Minions Killed >
146
1.67
< Dragons Killed >
0.26
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.5
12,880
< Physical Damage >
3,130
563
< Magic Damage >
9,808
8,043
< True Damage >
5,594
21,487
< Damage Dealt >
18,534
28,412
< Damage Taken >
29,791
12,966
< Gold Earned >
11,380
1.83
< Towers >
2.27
0.43
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
8,034
< Total Healing >
4,912
14,015
< Experience >
14,287
20
< Vision Score >
17
6
< Wards Placed >
8
201
< Time Dealing CC >
116

How to Counter Gwen with Master Yi in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature several important Master Yi against Gwen matchup statistics that may help us understand the differences between the two. Master Yi’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Master Yi may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Gwen. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.

Master Yi normally has a much larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Gwen. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Master Yi and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Master Yi
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Master Yi
Gwen

Who is Better, Master Yi or Gwen?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Master Yi usually wins when trying to fight Gwen, with a 57.3% win rate. As a result, Master Yi makes a fantastic counter to Gwen.

While Master Yi does have a much higher win rate compared to Gwen, when facing one another, Master Yi also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming character to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Master Yi into Gwen.

Moreover, Master Yi has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gwen. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Master Yi vs Gwen matchups, Master Yi is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Master Yi is a great counter to Gwen. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Master Yi against Gwen.

Additional Information for Master Yi Players

How We Calculated Our Master Yi vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Master Yi, we analyzed 1,809 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Gwen as Master Yi comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Master Yi to counter Gwen during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Master Yi most often racks up a lot less CS as Gwen. Champions who typically don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Master Yi versus Gwen build include Kraken Slayer, Blade of The Ruined King, and Death's Dance. When Master Yi used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better versus Gwen than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Master Yi boasted an average win rate of 57.3% when countering Gwen with this counter build.

To have the best probability of defeating Gwen as Master Yi, you should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Eyeball Collection, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Master Yi vs Gwen LoL games, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 57.3% win rate overall.

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