How To Play Yuumi In League Of Legends
Last Updated: November 2, 2021
Yuumi is one of the best enchanters in the game. She can sit back and let her team do the work while she heals and peels for her carry. Here’s how you can get started playing the Magical Cat.
On the surface, Yuumi looks like an easy champion to play that requires no mechanics. While there is some truth to that, she is deceptively simple but hard to master. Most players tend to play her passively which kills her potential to help carry the team. Contrary to popular belief, Yuumi has a steep learning curve and investing time to learn this champion can be a very rewarding experience that can help you win more games. So what exactly makes Yuumi a great support champion?
Heals, bonus movement speed, bonus adaptive force, and hard AoE crowd control. These are everything that you would want from a support and Yuumi has it all. Plus she has the added bonus of almost being immune to damage for literally the entire game.
Passive – Bop ‘n’ Block
Yuumi’s attacks against a champion grant her a shield and restore Mana. This shield follows Yuumi until broken, and will protect Yuumi’s Attached ally while she has one.
This is a great ability that helps you and your ally in the early game. It gives you mana sustainability and additional survivability for both you and your carry.
Q – Prowling Projectile
Yuumi summons an errant missile that deals magic damage to the first enemy hit. If the missile travels for 1 second before impacting, it deals increased magic damage and slows champions by 20% for 1 second. If cast while Attached, Yuumi can control the missile with her mouse for up to 2 seconds before fizzling.
This is a fantastic ability to use as poke in lane. It has a pretty decent range so you can effectively use it to harass your opponents. It’s also great for checking brushes for enemies and for popping spell shields on champions like Sivir.
W – You and Me!
Passive: Yuumi and the ally she’s Attached to gain flat Adaptive Force plus some of each other’s Attack Damage or Ability Power converted to (Adaptive) Force. Additionally, Yuumi starts with a point in You and Me! and Prowling Projectile instead has 6 ranks.
Active: After 0.25 seconds, Yuumi dashes to an allied champion and attaches to them. While Yuumi is Attached, she follows her partner’s movement and is untargetable except from towers. Yuumi can dash to another ally at no cooldown, and will detach automatically if her ally dies. If re-activated without a valid target, Yuumi will detach from her ally and dash up to 250 units in the target direction.
Yuumi cannot Teleport along with her Attached ally, and immobilizing effects put You and Me! on a 5 second cooldown.
This is Yuumi’s signature ability and the biggest reason why you should play her. She can attach herself to her allies, becoming untargetable in the process, and basically just buffs them up.
E – Zoomies
Yuumi heals herself and gains 15% (+10% per 100) bonus Movement Speed and attack speed for 3 seconds. If Yuumi is Attached, this spell affects the ally she’s attached to instead.
Hands down one of the best spells from any support champions in the game. Zoomies allows Yuumi’s carry to essentially be unkillable. This ability just has a lot of utility in it. The heal allows her to undo any poke damage her carry might’ve received and it can give her carry bonus movement speed to dodge skillshots, escape, or chase after opponents. You should be spamming this ability whenever you can. However, this does have a pretty high mana cost early on so better use it wisely until you’re sure that you have enough mana to sustain its cost.
R – Final Chapter
Yuumi channels for 3.5 seconds, launching 7 waves dealing magic damage (extra missiles deal 50% damage). Champions hit by 3 or more waves are rooted for 1.75 seconds. Yuumi can move and cast both You and Me! and Zoomies while channeling.
Final Chapter makes Yuumi incredibly valuable during team fights. When paired with another champion with hard engage, this ability can seriously take out the enemy team without having to break a sweat. Not only that, Yuumi can use her other two most important abilities while channeling. So, you can effectively move around to find the best position to make full use of this ultimate while simultaneously giving out heals to your allies. That’s not even the best part. All channeling abilities can be interrupted by crowd control. If Yuumi is attached to an ally, she is untargetable therefore she is immune to any and all crowd control EVEN if the ally she’s attached to is immobilized or impaired.
Runes and Item Builds
When building items on Yuumi, your sole focus is to make her healing and buffs even stronger when used on your teammates. You should mostly be going for support items that give you ability power and mana regeneration.
Yuumi’s starting items are the same for any support enchanters or for any support that scales with AP for that matter. Purchase a Spellthief’s Edge and a couple of Health Potions and you’re good to go. This gives you enough of everything you need to succeed in the early game.
For Mythic items, you have only two choices and what you choose should depend on your matchup or what fits your current situation. The go to Mythic for Yuumi is Moonstone Renewer. This significantly increases the healing effects of Yuumi’s ability. Go for this item if the enemy team has a lot of long range poke that can burst down your carry. The other Mythic item you can purchase is Shurelya’s Battlesong. In our opinion, this is the better choice as it gives you and your team a lot of utility thanks to its active Movement Speed buff to everyone near you. It’s great for both escaping and engaging your opponents. Go for this if you think that you could use the utility this item provides like if your carry likes to play aggressively or your carry lacks overall mobility.
After finishing your Mythic, your next item should always be Ardent Censer. This greatly increases the damage your carry deals whenever you heal or shield them. It gives them both attack speed and bonus on hit damage. Since you’ll be spending most of your time attached to your allies, Yuumi is one of those champions who doesn’t need to build any sort of boots. Next, go for Chemtech Putrifier. This also increases your allies overall damage output whenever you buff them up. Thanks to this item, all of their basic attacks will apply Grievous Wounds to your enemies. Staff of Flowing Water is your next item since it also empowers your teammates whenever you hand out buffs. Finish off your build with Mikael’s Blessing for the active that removes debuffs on your target ally, and Redemption for the active AoE heal.
Ideally, these are the items you’ll need for every game that you play. However, when you feel like you’re at a disadvantage, you can always swap out some of these items to see which one will work better for you and your current situation.
For runes, take Summon Aery from the Sorcery tree as your keystone. This enhances both your poking ability’s damage and the healing you give to your teammates. Next take Manaflow Band for the mana regeneration, Transcendence for the ability haste, and Scorch for the additional damage over time. For secondaries, take Presence of Mind to help you more with mana Yuumi’s mana woes, and Cut Down to help your overall damage output. For your rune shards, take double Adaptive Force and Armor.
- Yuumi’s heal is very powerful. Use it often to keep your team’s carries alive. You’ll scale extremely well into the late game thanks to Zoomies and when paired with another hyper carry, you can practically 2v5 every team fight.
- Yuumi is very reliant on her team to be successful. If your carry is falling behind, don’t be afraid to roam and help out other lanes get ahead.
- Since you’ll be spending most of the game attached to an ally, Yuumi has no need for mobility summoner spells. You can take Exhaust and Ignite for the easy first blood and snowball your lane. If you want to play it safe, swap out Ignite for Heal.
So there you have it! That’s all you need to know about playing Yuumi in League of Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun and we’ll see you on the Rift!