Master Yi, the Wuju Bladesman (5e Creature)

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Master Yi[edit]

Medium humanoid (human), neutral good

Armor Class 22 (Shoulder Guard)
Hit Points 258 (23d8+155)
Speed 60 ft.

16 (+3) 30 (+10) 22 (+6) 16 (+7) 26 (+8) 20 (+5)

Saving Throws Str +10, Dex +17, Con +10, Int +14, Wis +15, Cha +12
Skills Acrobatics +17, Insight +15, Investigation +15, Perception +15, Survival +15,
Damage Immunities Poison
Condition Immunities Poisoned
Senses truesight 30ft., passive perception 25
Languages Elven, understands all spoken languages, any creature that speaks a language can understand Master Yi
Challenge 21 (33,000 XP)

Evasion. Whenever Master Yi succeeds a saving throw to take half damage, he takes no damage instead. Furthermore, he takes half damage on a failed saving throw.

Magical Resistance. Master Yi has advantage on saving throws to resist spells and other magical effects.

Double Strike. Once Master Yi hits with four Alpha Blade attacks, his fourth will do additional damage of the same type equal to half of the damage rolled for the fourth attack. If Wuju Style is active its damage is applied to this "second hit" as well.

Wuju Style. Master Yi's attacks and abilities are magical for the purpose of overcoming resistances and immunities.


Multiattack. Master Yi can make four melee weapon attacks or two weapon attacks and either Alpha Strike or Wuju Style. Master Yi can attack as normal after using his Highlander ability.

Alpha Blade. Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 20 (3d6 + 10) slashing damage.

Alpha Strike (Recharge 6). Melee Attack: +17 to hit, reach 0 ft., maximum of four creatures. Hit: 24 (4d6+10) slashing damage.

Master Yi targets one creature within 25 ft. of him. He then becomes as a flash of light and dashes into that target. Master Yi chooses another target within 25 ft. of the first, and so on until he has blinked across four targets maximum without repeating. While dashing in this fashion, creatures cannot make attacks of opportunity on Master Yi as he is absent of a Size category. After dashing through these targets, he blinks to where he was standing last. Master Yi makes an attack roll for each target hit.

Each Hit with Alpha Blade allows Master Yi a chance to recharge Alpha Strike. If he does not recharge in this way, the range required to recharge is increased by 1 (5-6, 4-6, etc).

Meditate. Master Yi remains immobile until the beginning of his next turn. His weapon floats a half of a foot from his hands and his body hovers a foot above the ground. A wall of chi pushes creatures and effects away from him. Master Yi gains resistance to all damage and cannot be grappled or restrained for the duration. For each turn of other creatures in Initiative Rotation that passes, Meditate recovers 10 (2d6+6) of Master Yi's Hit Points.

Wuju Style (Recharge 6). The Alpha Blade becomes covered in blue light until the beginning of Master Yi's next turn. His weapon attacks deal an additional 13 (2d10+2) force damage. This damage ignores resistance and immunity to force damage.

Highlander (2/day). Master Yi gains 25 ft. of Movement Speed and two additional attacks per turn, regardless of Multiattack iteration, and is immune to any effects that slow his movement speed (such as Ray of Frost, but not Entangle) until the end of his next turn. While active, reducing a target to 0 hit points extend the duration of Highlander by another round.


Parry. If Master Yi is hit with a melee attack, he can add 7 to his AC to potentially cause the attack to miss.


The Wuju Bladesman> can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature's turn. The Wuju Bladesman> regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Move. Master Yi can move up to half of his movement speed.

Attack. Master Yi can make one Alpha Blade attack. He may make an additional attack this way if Highlander is active.

Cancel Meditate. Master Yi can cancel Meditate early by grabbing his sword.

Alpha Strike (3 Actions). Master Yi can activate his Alpha Strike once.


Through the ancient martial art of Wuju, Master Yi has tempered his body and sharpened his mind until thought and action have become one. Though he chooses to enter into violence as a last resort, the grace and speed with which he wields his blade ensures resolution is always swift. As the last living practitioner of Wuju, Master Yi has devoted his life to finding able pupils to carry on the legacy of his lost people.

Even before Yi mastered Wuju, he was considered one of the most skilled practitioners of the mystical martial art. He would soon prove his mastery when word of a massive Noxian invasion reached his remote village. Yi swept across the battlefields of Ionia, turning back the tide of Noxus's vast infantry with swift and deadly strikes, much to the embarrassment of Noxian High Command. Recognizing the threat the Wuju disciples posed to their invasion, the Noxians chose to unleash a nightmarish chemical attack on the home of the deadly art. Those who somehow survived the poisonous concoction had their minds twisted beyond repair. Yi's home was left in ruin.

At the war's conclusion, Yi returned to the grotesque remains of his village. There he became the attack's final casualty. Slain in spirit, if not in body, Yi clung to the only feeling left within his heart: vengeance. Driven only by his desire to punish those who'd destroyed his home, Yi spent years training in seclusion. He became a deadlier swordsman than he had ever been, but true mastery of Wuju still eluded him.

At the height of Yi's frustration, a monkey of unusually noble bearing interrupted his training. Standing as straight and tall as a man, the monkey watched and mimicked Yi's movements. Yi shooed the monkey away, but the agile creature took great amusement in turning Yi's own techniques against him. Gradually, Yi felt his anger subside as he sparred with the playful animal, and when the burden of his hatred had fully lifted, he found he had caught the monkey by his tail. Yi then understood that he would never master Wuju so long as he pursued it for vengeance, and as he let go of the monkey, he also released his desire to shed his enemy's blood.

Yi thanked the monkey for showing him what he'd been blind to, and was surprised when the creature actually replied. He wished to learn Yi's art of fighting. It was an odd request, but through it Yi saw his new path: the way to honor the memory of his lost people was to pass their teachings on to a new generation.

The edge of the sharpest blade is no match for the calm of the peaceful mind. -- Master Yi


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