The Death of AP Yi

#1hotshotgamesPosted 1/20/2013 9:53:18 PM
Finally the last PBE has Yi's Meditate going from scaling at (+4) to +(1.2)

THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE.

He doesn't fit into the meta and people insist on playing him. On either team I hate him with a burning passion. Finally, if these updates go through to NA, we will be done with the little twit for good.
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#2VoidgolemPosted 1/20/2013 9:56:46 PM
now he only heals for his maximum health instead of three times his maximum health.

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#3RyuForcePosted 1/20/2013 9:57:15 PM
Well he could still work, he just doesn't have god tier self healing that punishes any team that lacks a stun at the ready. But hey, it still means people will play AP Yi less so you got your win.
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#4RydethetigerPosted 1/20/2013 9:57:49 PM
Yea AP yi will still be a cool dude, just not Tanking the damage of 4 late game champs (without ignite up) during his heal, and then Alpha striking them all for a quadra.
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#5chaoshadouPosted 1/20/2013 10:04:49 PM
RyuForce posted...
Well he could still work, he just doesn't have god tier self healing that punishes any team that lacks a stun at the ready. But hey, it still means people will play AP Yi less so you got your win.


Except most if not all teams should have a stun or displacement spell at the ready, like more than half the champs have one, or at least one ignite out the 3 that are pretty much guaranteed to be there.
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#6ikilledkenny2Posted 1/20/2013 10:06:43 PM
doesn't ignite not really do anything to meditate since he heals so fast
#7RydethetigerPosted 1/20/2013 10:06:58 PM
I think just a few months ago in the finals of a pro tournament a master yi did the exact thing I just spoke of.

AP yi is not meant to be in teamfights all the time. Hes good for running in, Alpha, Running out, repeat. He shouldnt be a target of focus, and that is what keeps him from being widely accepted as a good pick.

Good AP yi will still be extremely scary. Just not devastatingly scary.
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#8RydethetigerPosted 1/20/2013 10:08:31 PM
ikilledkenny2 posted...
doesn't ignite not really do anything to meditate since he heals so fast


Cuts healing in half. BUT when he heals about 300% of his HP, its still not super effective. Now it will be.
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#9RyuForcePosted 1/20/2013 10:15:10 PM
chaoshadou posted...
RyuForce posted...
Well he could still work, he just doesn't have god tier self healing that punishes any team that lacks a stun at the ready. But hey, it still means people will play AP Yi less so you got your win.


Except most if not all teams should have a stun or displacement spell at the ready, like more than half the champs have one, or at least one ignite out the 3 that are pretty much guaranteed to be there.


Yeah they should and yet...well you can't count on it with randoms or the friends I have as teammates.

Either way from what I gathered, the main reason he is played is because his heal was so massively effective and can be used to bait or waste enemy team's time. Sure his Alpha is still scary and good but the health gain nerf should make him more punishable without actually crippling that style. That way, he is only going to be picked by those that are good with him and not trying to troll their team by not knowing what they are doing. Hopefully. Least that's what I think.
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#10sonics_reignPosted 1/20/2013 10:18:39 PM
A few months AP Yi was considered a troll build and now after a few tournament games with an organized team built specifically around him he has moderate success. Now he's apparently OP when there are a dozen ways to stop his meditate before it's done anything.

It's shame, AP Yi was a really fun build but apparently no fun or variance from the meta is allowed. Meanwhile evelynn, Rengar, and Kha zix remain to be far more annoying as Riot is still trying (and failing) to balance stealth.
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