How to Win Master Yi vs Zed Counter Matchup Master Yi is in the a tier of champions

Master Yi vs Zed

How to Beat Zed as Master Yi in LoL Zed is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Zed as Master Yi

based on 4,681 Master Yi vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
55.4 %
K/D/A
2.13
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Zed as Master Yi came out of an examination of 4681 ranked rounds where both champions opposed each other. This counter matchup is somewhat rare. Master Yi encounters Zed in only 3.5% of his rounds.

Master Yi vs Zed Matchup Summary

Master Yi does a great job of beating Zed. Normally, he wins a whopping 55.4% of games the champions face one another in. In Master Yi against Zed games, Master Yi’s side is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood versus Zed.

Best Master Yi vs Zed Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Master Yi Items

~22 Mins
Kraken SlayerWit's EndDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Guardian AngelRanduin's OmenTitanic HydraThe Collector

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
E
8
E
9
E
10
E
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R
12
Q
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Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Zed as Master Yi

Tips for Playing as Master Yi against Zed

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.

Wuju Style is very strong early for last hitting minions.

Advice to Win Against Zed

Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.

After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.

Master Yi vs Zed Counter Stats

Master Yi Image
Win Rate
55.4 %
VS
Win Rate
44.6 %
Zed Image
9.1
< Kills >
8.4
6.9
< Deaths >
6
5.6
< Assists >
5.7
2.08
< Killing Sprees >
1.89
44
< Minions Killed >
141
1.56
< Dragons Killed >
0.3
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.37
13,449
< Physical Damage >
19,059
672
< Magic Damage >
1,056
7,188
< True Damage >
1,319
21,310
< Damage Dealt >
21,435
29,083
< Damage Taken >
22,207
12,878
< Gold Earned >
11,974
1.78
< Towers >
1.54
0.41
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
8,082
< Total Healing >
3,213
13,829
< Experience >
13,886
20
< Vision Score >
18
5
< Wards Placed >
7
208
< Time Dealing CC >
148

How to Counter Zed with Master Yi in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize some important Master Yi versus Zed matchup stats that may help us explain the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Master Yi’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zed’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Master Yi may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Zed..

Master Yi usually has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. On average, he takes more damage than Zed. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Master Yi and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Master Yi
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Master Yi
Zed

Who is Better, Master Yi or Zed?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Master Yi usually wins when trying to fight Zed, with a 55.4% win rate. Therefore, Master Yi makes a fantastic counter for Zed.

While Master Yi does have a much higher win rate than Zed, when they face off with one another, Master Yi also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champion to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Master Yi into Zed.

Additionally, Master Yi has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zed. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Master Yi vs Zed 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 late stage team fights.

Master Yi is a great counter for Zed. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Master Yi against Zed.

Additional Information for Master Yi Players

How We Calculated Our Master Yi vs Zed Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zed as Master Yi, we analyzed 4,681 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 Zed 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 truly master Master Yi to counter Zed during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Master Yi usually racks up a lot less CS relative to Zed. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to have in your Master Yi versus Zed build consist of Kraken Slayer, Wit's End, and Death's Dance. When Master Yi combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Zed than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Master Yi had an average winrate of 55.4% when countering Zed with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of beating Zed as Master Yi, Master Yi players should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Treasure Hunter, and Eyeball Collection runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Master Yi vs Zed counterpicks, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 55.4% winrate overall.

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