You may have noticed that a new solo queue cheese composition has invaded your ranked games, or maybe just your Twitter timeline. Taric and Master Yi is the newest duo comp from China, not far from the Master Yi and Kayle strategy.
Master Yi jungles and Taric goes mid lane with Smite. Taric then freezes the lane, and has Master Yi Alpha Strike the minions, while also getting his usual jungle farm. This results in a super beefy Master Yi, and a very starved Taric. However, like Kayle, Taric’s utility is so useful, that as long as he sticks to the Yi, he’ll still be helpful.
There isn’t much to do about the duo right now. This combination gets rid of Master Yi’s early-game weaknesses and his general lack of crowd control, as he’ll now have Taric rocks and heals. It’s some scary stuff.
For added zest, you can also add in a Lulu, who’ll give Master Yi another horrifying layer of protection.
This strategy has popped up more and more over the past couple of days, with even the legendary player Apdo banning Master Yi, since he doesn’t know how to fight the duo.
People in the esports scene on Twitter have also been trying out and facing the duo and it seems ... pretty strong.
AHHHHHHHHHHH because of that master yi + taric reddit thread i'm getting it in my games now. WHYYYYY— Vincent (@Biofrostlol) May 28, 2018
I tried that taric yi strat, and I'm going to go take a shower cause I felt real bad about getting that juicy lp.— scarra (@scarra) May 28, 2018
If you don’t want to face the wrath of the duo, you should probably just ban Master Yi.