Placing a Living Shadow before using Death Mark can give Zed a safe escape from combat.
Quickly double tapping Living Shadow will teleport Zed to his shadow immediately for rapid escapes.
Saving energy and spell cooldowns until you use your ultimate will maximize Death Mark's damage.
Meditate is an effective method of healing damage over time, but Master Yi is susceptible to coordinated team ganks early in the game.
Although Master Yi cannot be slowed while using Highlander, other disables can stop him in his tracks.
If Master Yi tries to farm with Alpha Strike, hit him a few times so he has to use mana with Meditate to heal.
The stats provided here clarify some valuable Zed against Master Yi matchup stats that may help you understand the distinctions between the two. Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Master Yi’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Master Yi..
Zed normally has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. On average, he receives less damage than Master Yi. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zed usually loses when trying to fight Master Yi, with a 46.8% win rate. Thus, Zed makes a poor counter to Master Yi.
While Zed does have a lower win rate compared to Master Yi, when facing one another, Zed also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Zed into Master Yias his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Zed has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Master Yi. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Zed vs Master Yi matchups, Master Yi is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Zed is a bad counter for Master Yi. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Zed against Master Yi.
To learn all of the intricacies of Zed in order to counter Master Yi during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Zed typically accumulates much more CS as Master Yi. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The most important items to use in your Zed versus Master Yi build include Eclipse, Black Cleaver, and Youmuu's Ghostblade. When Zed bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Master Yi than with many other common builds. In fact, Zed boasted an average win rate of 46.8% when playing against Master Yi with this build.
To have the best probability of annihilating Master Yi as Zed, you should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Zed vs Master Yi matchups, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 46.8% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Master Yi as Zed are shown for every ranked division. To filter the statistics and builds to a particular rank, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.