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Yorick Statistics for 3Ghouls1Yorick

Author's performance with Yorick compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
59
5
Win %
47
45
Kills
4.9
4.1
Assists
4.4
5.0
Deaths
7.4
5.7
KA:D Ratio
1.3
1.6
Gold Earned
11.2K
11.1K
Creep Score
181.5
189.2
Average
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  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

I like to take ghost whenever possible, because it makes you much stronger in lategame teamfights, however, if you're new to Yorick, you should go with flash until you're comfortable with the champion, and despite that, I still have to take Flash in certain matchups because the lanephase demand it (say, Riven top and Lee jungle, taking ghost would mean I'd probably end up feeding if lee made it his job to camp me) or a Jarvan top/jungle on the enemy team. 75% of the time I'll use ignite, however for some matchups+jungler TP is recommended. (Riven, Gragas, lulu, and perhaps chogath come to mind)

New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

E
W
E
Q
E
R
E
W
E
Q
R
W
Q
W
Q
R
W
Q
Passive
Q
4
10
13
15
18
W
2
8
12
14
17
E
1
3
5
7
9
R
6
11
16

Start E and max it first, W-Q you max according to your needs, are you getting kited and just need to poke? If so, go with W (majority of cases that's what you do.). Are you constantly being humped by the enemy frontline wanting to burst you down? go with Q (that's around 20% of games)

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Makes you show the enemy whose the real boss. Trading until they have to B. E+AA at lvl1, pop flask if traded back, repeat, enemy too low? go in for the kill. Don't be stupid and force a bad trade, beware minute 3-4 as that's when the majority of junglers tend to go top.
    That's your default set for the majority of lanes, it'll allow you to bully anybody out if played right.
    FH OR Gauntlet if AD (get the glacial shroud part in both cases first if you're versus AD). Randuins if their APS are winning and you need the HP along with the armor.
    Visage if AP
    Rush this in certain matchups such as Nasus, Malphite, etc. Especially when they have TP as it's very hard to burst you down then.

Core Items

    Now you're ready to tank 5 people while your team slaughters them. Get randuins as your defense against AD first if you're having trouble being bursted down (generally, know that CDR is not good if you feel you'll be dying quickly, but it becomes overpowered when you know you'll stay alive in fights for a while.)
    Replace FH with Gauntlet if you're ahead and you feel like damage will be more beneficial than defense at that point. if you feel you're tanky enough, go thorn, if you need a bit more tankiness/hp for AP burst get randuins.
    Alternative build that I've been toying with, you can replace Maw with warmogs if you feel that you're not optimizing the MR.

Situational Items

    If you wanna skip on FH/Gauntlet and go straight Randuins this becomes a good idea.
    Heavy AP/need damage
    Vs teams with mostly AD dmg
    Your team is ahead and you feel the damage may be useful.
    This is a fun item, you may wanna buy it if you're winning hard to stomp people but if you get this when you're even you'll be too squishy to frontline/be forced to ult yourself all the time.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Easy
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Easy
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Lulu
    Easy
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Medium
  • Quinn
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Easy
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Warwick
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Easy
  • Zac
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Medium
Recommended Summs: Ignite/flash

Usually turns into a farm lane, however you can all in him quite easily at certain points of the game with your ignite, just becareful and don't get ganked as he can snowball a lead on you (Aatrox is a very good diver when ahead.)

VS

Akali

Easy
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash

Bully her pre-6 like crazy, and get working on your visage right after tear. Easy lane.

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium
Recommended Summs: TP/Flash (if new) Ignite/flash if experienced with the matchup

Bully him hard pre-6, W-E+AAS everytime hes in range, care for ganks.

He can burst you at 6 with his ignite+ult if you let him get your hp down to 50%, so becareful. You outperform him bigtime in teamfights though. If he doesn't have ignite and runs TP instead, it's a free lane.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium

Rush Muramune, bully, bully, bully and bully. Similar to Nasus. You can use your Ghouls to block his Q if you're getting ganked/dueling.

VS

Fiora

Easy
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash

Same as Akali.

VS

Gragas

Medium
Recommended Summs: TP/Flash
You should be able to sustain him in 1v1 easily, but the problem is he can outroam you and setup ganks on you way easier than you can, so I don't really like this matchup for Yorick, if you see him attempt to all in you, summon your Ghoul infront of him (W), it'll block his E, or your ultimate. if hes running away, summon your W in his direction aswell, very helpful.

VS

Irelia

Medium
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash

Abuse your flasks and pots, E+W+AA, she won't be able to keep up with the sustain in early game and you should be able to get an advantage on her and get a kill or two if played right. Just care for jungle ganks at 3-4 while doing your routine on her. If she has TP, you can out trade her at all times, if she has ignite, you should be able to get a fair lead on her before 6-7, but if not, becareful for her all in with ignite at that point. All in all the lane is yours.

VS

Jax

Easy
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash
W-E combos, he tries to goes in on you, Q him for movespeed and disengage, very easy lane.

VS

Jayce

Easy
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash

Same as Teemo, except you've gotta be a bit more careful else he can burst you down if you're sub 75%. Don't be afraid to use your E on minions to have high HP before you trade with him.

VS

Kennen

Easy

Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash


Same as Satan.

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy

VS

Lee Sin

Medium
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash

You can poke him and bully him, possibly kill him pre-6, but once he gets 2 dorans/scepter it'll almost be impossible to poke him down. However, you'll still be able to 1v1 him when your ignite is up you just need to put your ultimate infront of you when he duels so it blocks his Q or you could place your ghoul that way (less reliable as he might hold onto it if hes clever then your ghoul moves behind him)

Use W to block Q if hes ganking you aswell.

VS

Lulu

Easy

Run TP.


Very easy lane, similar to teemo, just poke whenever in range, you should be able to get a couple of kills/CS lead easily or make her low enough to dive.

VS

Malphite

Easy

Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash


Rush Muramune, bully him like fk, care for early ganks. Win lane.

VS

Maokai

Medium

Run TP, abuses your ghoul spam with his passive. Mura, Visage, care for ganks, he can set you up well. Farm it out, and wreck teamfights.

VS

Nasus

Medium
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash/Ghost

Go ham and force trades, you'll heal backup. Easy if played right but a bitch if you don't ballup. Get Muramune Asap b4 shroud or Kindle vs him.

VS

Nidalee

Medium
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash

If she has tp, this lane is easy af as she can't burst you down ever then. If she has ignite, it's still winnable but you have to becareful and not trade when your HP is sub 75% cus she has OP burst. Feel free to farm it out since if you remain equal you'll outperform her in teamfights. Use your W or (R) to block her Q in all ins, won me countless all ins.

VS

Quinn

Medium

VS

Renekton

Easy
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash

Easy. You outtrade him without even trying, unless you over do it without ghouls or something, and you're a much better add for your team than he is.

VS

Rengar

Easy
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash

If he doesn't kill you before lvl3 hes screwed. Use your pots early to keep your health up, don't go near him if he's almost full ferocity and you're below 100%.

VS

Riven

Hard
9/21 recommended 

Easy pre-6, difficult after, try to keep your distance, disengage with Q if she goes in, and generally just try to stay equal, as your ultimate denies her all ins during teamfights, so you'll be significantly outperforming her in that aspect. 

VS

Ryze

Easy

VS

Shyvana

Easy

Rush visage versus her especially if she has an AP mid, it'll help you a lot versus her. If she tries to walk up to you after W-E combo just Q her disengage if losing the trade and heal back up. Very easy lane.

VS

Teemo

Easy

He stands no chance against you, just poke him with e-w whenever close.

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

Don't trade with him for too long, W-E, he tries to E in on you, Q and get away. You can bully him out of lane that way, if you try to duel him when you're equal hp and you're not ahead, he'll win and snowball, so becareful.

VS

Vladimir

Easy

VS

Warwick

Medium

VS

Xin Zhao

Easy

Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash


Very similar to Irelia, except even easier. Bully him hard lvl 1 with E-AA combos, he tries to all in you Q-disengage or finish him off if he is low enough, care for ganks and you'll win AND outperform him in teamfights.

VS

Zac

Medium
Recommended Summs: Ignite/Flash

Hard to kill, but he can't kill you either. Try to step on his blobs while trading.

Pros & Cons Back to Top

Pros: 


-Good laning phase.
-Fairly safe pick.
-Very powerful midgame.
-Does not fall off in lategame teamfights thanks to his ultimate and muramune.
-Unique champion, has his own feel and playstyle (this might be a con for some..?)
-Summons ghouls.

Cons:

-Very vulnerable to ganks, you gotta have a good sense in lane and know how to ward or you'll fall off behind (seen it happen so many times to Yorick players)
-No gapclosers (certain champs can kite him easily)


Bodyblocking with Ghouls, Teamfighting and other stuff: Back to Top

Believe in yourself.


Becareful who gets the exp from the 7th minion first, as they get level2 and get a huge powerspike to bully in lane. So stay back if you know it's not you.

If you're winning lane and know the jungler is not waiting in some brush in order to sodomize you, you can Q a minion for the extra movespeed then walk up to the enemy laner and do W-E combo

Yorick is very good for freezing in lane, this is because if you summon a Ghoul (be it w, e, or q) It'll aggro the minions and tank em for a few seconds, this allows you to freeze without tanking the wave and risking anything and is done very often since you're dominant in lane 1v1.

Your ghouls tank baron, which makes Yorick very good at 2 manning baron with the jungler at min 15 if you've got the enemy top's tower, got back in countless games due to this. Use it wisely.


Towers prioritize your ghost (R) over caster minions, so if enemy top TPS or is roaming far away, you can summon it just before your melee minions die, use it to tank the tower, and do extra damage, contrary to popular belief Yorick is actually better than a lot of champs at taking down towers. Also you can use this when say your team caught someone, but no nearby minions to tank the tower, np, use your ult to tank, done it a lot of times. 

Your Q is an autoattack reset so once you get tear in lane if you have extra mana and you feel like you may miss a CS you can use your Q to get dat dere minion. 

If you're low in lane and wanna use your E to heal but can't get near minions, you can go use it on the wight (blue side) or golem (purple side) to heal.  Simple but neat trick & has made me return to win the 1v1 in lane sometimes.


Level 1: Start with W if you're invading, E if laning straight away.

In Lane: DO NOT be afraid to use your E on a minion if you feel that getting close to the champion may put you in danger, abuse your sustain. Better safe than sorry.

Practice using the target champions only command (normally `, however I have set mine on tab and moved the score screen to ` because tab is in such easy reach with your Q-W-E-R keys) as it'll allow you to not miss any E-Q ghouls while trading no matter how many minions are there, or autoattacks either. I'd recommend any player in general to get used it as it helps on all champs.


Body/Ghoul blocking: You can use your ghouls (W, especially, since you can aim it) and your Reverent (Ultimate Ghost, it usually spawns behind the target) to block skillshots such as Morgana Q, Nid spears, Lee Q, Kennen Q, Elise Cocoon, Lucian ult and so on. I've saved countless lives and escaped/won fights thanks to that. So practise using your W to block skillshots.

Facechecking: No vision, wanna see if the enemy team is in that specific brush? Use your W, oh wait, it's too dangerous to get that close? np!, summon your reverent (r) and use him to facecheck. (NB: Only do that when you know there aren't going to be a teamfight soon, for example, you're in lane, in the middle of the map on blue side, and can't risk going close to the Tribush, that's when you send in your Revenant (R ghost).

Teamfighting: you wanna ask your team to let you take aggro and tank, since you're really bulky, get your 3 ghouls out asap even if it means you use them on a tank since that'll give you 15% damage reduction which is huge. Be on the lookout for whose about to die and Ulti them (unless it's the support, you don't wanna use your ult to revive a Blitzcrank, Thresh, or Braum).

I'm planning to make guides for Vlad top/Swain (Or fiora, just tanked a lot of elo playing her, but shes really amazing and fun if you get her lane phase down) top soon aswell. Injury is not very motivating though.


happy digging you sick cunts :^)

Matchups played by me and explained with commentary: Back to Top

It's happening brahs. Feedback is appreciated.


Yorick VS Irelia:





Yorick VS Cho'gath



My Sony Vegas went spaghetti while rendering towards the end but you get to see most of it. Sorry guys


Yorick vs TRYNDAMERE:


Yorick VS Renekton:



Yorick VS Lulu:

Coaching Back to Top

I guess I'll also be doing some coaching if I'm free/at special times so if you're interested you can hit me up in game and I'll see if I can sort you out for a bit.



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