LoL Master Yi Mini-Rework 2022: Ability Changes, Release Date, and More

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Riot Games confirms mini-rework type changes for Master Yi on League of Legends patch 12.5.

As League of Legends’ roster grows each year, Riot keeps reworking or giving mini-reworks to older champions to make their kit relevant in the current meta. Last year was massive in terms of mini-reworks released, and most of their presence in the soloq increased quite significantly. Likewise, it seems Riot is also walking in the same path for season 12.

After the successful Ahri and Janna mini-rework, Riot has now confirmed that The Wuju Bladesman is also getting some adjustments in 2022.

Based on stats, his presence looks quite average in the Diamond+ elo; however, the lower rank you go, the more intense his stats become. His ban rate jumps from just 4% in Diamond+ elo to 18.0% in Gold, and it accelerates to 51.4% in Iron & 41.1% in Bronze.

And judging by those stats, it’s fair to say that his kit is not doing well in the higher elo — especially after the funneling nerf.

However, for the upcoming patch 12.5, Riot has pushed a mini-rework for Master Yi to make his kit more suitable for the current meta.

According to League of Legends Game Designer, Riot Captain Gameplay, Master Yi’s Q – Alpha Strike now applies on-hit effects and cooldown refund scales with Ability Haste. Moreover, his E and R are also getting some adjustments.

Master Yi Mini-Rework

  • Q – Alpha Strike:
    • Damage: 25/60/95/130/165 (+90% AD) >>> 30/60/90/120/150 (+60% AD)
    • Crit deal: 60% (+Bonus Crit Damage%) extra damage >>> 50% (+Bonus Crit Damage%) extra damage
    • Now applies on hit effects (On Hits from subsequents hits are aslo reduced)
    • CD Refund now scales relative to the max cooldown reduction from ability haste (no longer double dips haste)
  • E – Wuju Style:
    • Damage: 30/40/50/60/70 (+35% bAD) >>> 30/38/46/54/62 (+35% bAD)
    • Duration does not decrease during [W] Meditate > Duration does not decrease during [Q] Alpha Strike or [W] Meditate
    • Can now cast during Q
  • R – Highlander:
    • Duration does not decrease during [W] Meditate >>> Duration does not decrease during [Q] Alpha Strike or [W] Meditate
    • Can now cast during Q

Release Date

Master Yi mini-rework is scheduled to go live on League of Legends patch 12.5, Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

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