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.
You can attack Dark Procession to break the wall down.
Try to thin out Yorick's minions before you engage him, Mist Walkers will die from a basic attack or a single target spell.
You can cast Smite on Mist Walkers and the Maiden of the Mist to damage or kill them.
The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight some critical Master Yi against Yorick counter statistics that may help you distinguish the differences between the two. As an example, Master Yi’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Yorick’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Master Yi may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Yorick. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.
Master Yi usually has a much larger longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Yorick. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Master Yi usually loses when taking on Yorick, with a 48.0% win rate. Thus, Master Yi makes a bad counter to Yorick.
While Master Yi does have a lower win rate than Yorick, when on opposite teams, Master Yi also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Master Yi into Yorick.
Furthermore, Master Yi has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Yorick. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Master Yi vs Yorick matchups, Yorick is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Master Yi is a bad counter to Yorick. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Master Yi against Yorick.
To truly master Master Yi in order to counter Yorick during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Master Yi most often gets a lot less CS as Yorick. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Master Yi versus Yorick build consist of Kraken Slayer, Blade of The Ruined King, and Death's Dance. When Master Yi combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better versus Yorick than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Master Yi had an average win rate of 48.0% when playing against Yorick with this build.
To have the greatest probability of annihilating Yorick as Master Yi, Master Yi players should equip 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 combinations that we analyzed for Master Yi vs Yorick matchups, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 48.0% win rate overall.
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