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Yorick Statistics for Käpytikka

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

Value
Average
Games Played
7
Win %
42
Kills
4.8
Assists
5.6
Deaths
6.3
KA:D Ratio
1.6
Gold Earned
11.8K
Creep Score
186.3
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png For engage and disengage.



12.png Don't just use it to get back on the lane. Keep an eye at the bot lane for possible teleport gank.
Using teleport properly can change the game.

Runes Back to Top

  • 9x
    +0.95 attack damage Greater Mark of Attack Damage
  • 9x
    +1.34 magic resist Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
  • 9x
    +1 armor Greater Seal of Armor
  • 3x
    +2.25 attack damage Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage

Alrighty lets get into this. So Yorick is played like a standard bruiser top laner. He takes 9 attack damage marks. These marks give him more presence in the early laning phase and they also buff up his Q's early game. So I would go for the 9 attack marks. Since armor penetration is nerffed there is no need for lethality runes. Armor penetration was flat. Since lethalaty is scaling it doesn't work as well as armor penetration did.


For the seals I would take 9 armor seals. This gives you more sustain and early resistances. Compared to the other options of health it is a no brainer especially in the top lane were majority of matchups are AD. If you are exclusively playing Yorick maybe have a page with health per level if you know you are against an AP champion/team.


For the glyphs I would go 9 Magic resist runes because it's just save to have MR. Again if you are exclusively playing Yorick you can have another page with cooldown reduction.


For the quints I would take AD quints 10/10 times. There isn't anything else that would benefit him unless you want MS quints but that would be for a very niche thing like an Aurlion Sol top or something like that. Just take the AD. It will help early and give you a good added amount of harras in lane.


Masteries Back to Top

12/10/18 masteries are the best at the time for Yorick.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
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E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
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W
3
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E
2
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R
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16

PASSIVE - Shepard of Souls

"Yorick can raise Mist Walkers with his abilities. Enemies that die near Yorick will sometimes leave a grave."

-A large portion of Yoricks damage comes from these ghouls or "Mist Walkers"

-These are vital to kill your enemies

-Use the mist walkers with your E ability for max damage

-Trap enemy champions with your w and use the ghouls to deal heavy damage


Q - Last Rites

"Yorick deals bonus damage on his next auto attack and heals himself. If the target dies a grave will be dug."

-The second part of his Q raises the dead from the grave where he can use them to clear waves and get damage off on enemies

-This empowered auto attack does a very large amount of damage especially if you have trinity-force.gif Trinity Force / 3025.png Iceborn Gauntlet

-This is your main last hitting tool besides your regular auto attack


W - Dark Procession

"Yorick summons a destructive wall at a target location that will block enemy movement."

-This is pretty much a destructable wall that is cast in a circle at a target location

-This is really good for escaping ganks when the JG is coming for you

-This is also useful when chasing down an opponent

-The cast range on this ability is really short so you have to be right up in there to land it


E - Mourning Mist

"Yorick throws a globule of Black Mist that damages, slows and marks enemies."



  • -This makes your ghouls pounce on the hit target. This is the only kind of "gap closer" that Yorick has. But it is only for his ghouls.

-This is also good to set up your W. E them and then cast W while they are slowed.


R - Eulogy of the Isles

"Yorick summons the Maiden of the Mist that causes Yorick's attacks against the Maidens target to deal bonus damage. The Maiden will also automatically rise Mist Walkers from dead enemies."


• This is really good for 1v2 fight and effectively gives you more of a 2v2 chance.

• This is a really good pushing too in lane to get a tower down faster.

• You can be in en entirely different place than the Maiden and it will still push lane.

• The maiden pushes lanes on her own when she is spawned there, but once she starts attacking a tower she becomes stupid.She will wait until she has minions to attack a tower, but once she is attacking it, she wont stop, unless you mark a champion, in which case she will prioritize it!!!!




Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard start
    Start with corrupt or Doran

Core Items

    Standard full build
    First back
    Good build
    If you fall behind build Iceborn. If you win lane go for triny. If you need armor really hard build iceborn.
    MUST in late game teamfights.

Situational Items

    Need damage?
    Should have atleast 1 of this item in your team. OP TRICK! When you have full build at late game. Sell one of your items and buy this one and place it somewhere and buy the old item back. --> op lane push
    Optional


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Trinity Force gives you your first major power-spike of the game. With this power spike you can roam with TP, kill your lane opponent, or take top tower. With trinity force you can punish your lane opponent really hard with your autos as well as your Q. With the passive on your sheen it gives you a lot more damage in the ealy-ish game.


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Alright, if you are going against an AP matchup go Spirit Visage. If not take this. This item gives you health, armor, movement speed, and tiny bit of damage. That iis almost everything that you could possibly want in a item for Yorick. The added move speed lets you roam if your JG is out of place and the passive lets you hit a little harder if you save it up. Of course the added health and armor aren't bad either. At this point if you are against an AD laner you should be able to take them to their tower. If you fell behind in lane then wait until you have titanic hydra to fight them.


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So if you are here it looks like you are against an AP matchup. In general the AP opponents that you will be up against with be more squishy than there AD counterparts (unless its maokai). In this situation build Spirit Visage and punish them. Also if you know beforehand that you are going into an AP matchup take MR runes and win lane even harder. You can push and push after 2 items or so, and after titanic hydra you should be able to get their towers.


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Hydra is going to be very good if you are ahead or just about even in lane. It will allow you yo push the wave into his tower (if they still have a top tower) and apply pressure on him. If you went negative in lane and you are in damage control mode then go with whatever item you didn't get before this. For example; if you got dead man's, get spirit visage next instead of hydra. If they are all AD then maybe look at Sunfire or Frozen Heart. If they are all AP then I'd look at getting a Banshee's Veil or GA. But if you are ahead in lane than the Hydra will provide an extra burst of damage and high pressure in lane and also in team fights.


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You get these boots if they have a lot of CC or a lot of magic damage. Also if your enemy laner is AP and you aren't doing so hot then take the Merc Treds.


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Take Tabi when bot lane fed super hard and they have a 8/0 ADC on their team. Also if they have a super AD comp take Tabi.


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If you already have Trinity Force/Iceborn, Merc Treds, Dead Man's, and Spirit Visage and you need a 4th Item then GA might be for you. The Item keeps you from dying as a tank in the front lines. If you happen to be really ahead and the teams main damage dealer then you would want to get this in that case.


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You can get this as a last item or as a second item if you are against a yasuo or a crit gangplank. This item lowers the damage of crits and it gives you armor and health. These are somethings that are really good on Yorick. Also if they have a crit orientated ADC on their team, get this item.


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Very good item for Yorick, matches with Q. Get this or triny.


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If you want the AOE damage to push lanes faster or if you want to do the Iceborn + Sunfire combo then take this instead of Dead Man's Plate. This will make your wave clear a little better and also your AOE damage will be greater.


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After you have 5 items I could see this being effective against tank compositions. Also if you are super far ahead and have the game in the bag then this item would be good to become a little more tanky and do some more damage. Also the CDR is good.


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If they have a stun or hook that always seems hit you then this item is for you. And if they are all AP get this instead of Sunfire after Spirit Visage. This can be bought after GA or before.


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If you do not want the passive of Iceborn and need more AD against a all AD or AD heavy comp, take this.




Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Camille
    Medium
  • Darius
    Medium
  • Ekko
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Illaoi
    Hard
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Hard
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Hard
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Hard
  • Pantheon
    Easy
  • Poppy
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Riven
    Easy
  • Rumble
    Medium
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Easy

VS

Camille

Medium
Both of you have empowered autoattack reset spells as key strength in yorickq.png and camilleq.png, so be aware of the time windows in which you want to trade. Avoid the outer ring of camillew.png and dodge the camillee.png if possible. Your 1v1 all-in with yorickr.png outshines hers with camiller.png, but she can actually run away of yours, so take care.

VS

Darius

Medium

Watch out his early poke with his dariuscleave.png  trade him with ghouls. After level 6 Try to nuke him down fast. If the fight takes too long he will kill you.

VS

Ekko

Easy

Keep harrasing her. She can't really win you at any point of game

VS

Fiora

Medium

Same as always. you have kill pressure 2-5 with ghouls. after 6 you need to kite him

VS

Garen

Easy

Same as most matchups. Garen can't escape yorickdecayed.png but kills mist walkers with spin. 6lvl fights you will win. In late game you cant kill him because he is so tanky. Remember to poke him when his passive procs for example with yorickravenous.png.

VS

Gnar

Medium

Early levels are hars and you cant really trade without losing.

After level 6 you can start fighting him. His E a.k.a jump has  22sec cd at first rank. If Gnar uses it for example during mega gnar then fight him during mini Gnar. He cant beat you without E. Pay attention to his rage bar. DON'T FIGHT MEGA GNAR. Even if he's behind he will win with mega gnar.

VS

Illaoi

Hard

Pre 6 you can and you need to kill her. After level 6 if you fight her you are pretty much dead because of her ridiculous ultimate. Try to dodge her E and kill tentacles that her passive spwans. Go for Iceborn.

VS

Irelia

Medium

During early levels she isn't a big threat but after level 6 she will beat you. Use your W when she charges you.

VS

Jarvan IV

Hard

Jarvan has 2 gap-closing abilities, E + Q and R. Meaning it's hard to kite him if he goes all in. Play safe.

VS

Jax

Medium

First of all Jax can block your yorickspectral.png with his jaxcounterstrike.png. it also kills Mistwalkers if you attack him when he uses counterstrike. Try to predict when he uses that spell. 6lvl you can kill him. After 11lvl his ult passive is too much to handle and you will lose trades.

VS

Jayce

Hard

VS

Kayle

Medium

Really hard early levels but you can easily beat him after level 6. You out sustain him during the fights. Consider early 3155.png or 3111.png.

VS

Malphite

Easy

He can't kill you but you can! Stack graves and go all in. You will always win him.

VS

Nautilus

Medium

Hard to kill. Going to be a farming simulator.

VS

Olaf

Hard

Watch out 1lvl cheese with axes. Overall really hard lane because he has high attack speed. Olaf can destory your yorickdecayed.png really fast. And it's hard to kite him when he uses ult + axes. Avoid fighting him since you cant really kill him at any point of the game.

VS

Pantheon

Easy

If he jumps on you he's most likely dead R->W->E-Q. Just take care that he doesn't cheese you at levels 1-2.

VS

Poppy

Hard

Hard lane. He will stun you to your yorickdecayed.png. So use W when he uses his E poppyheroiccharge.png. Kills Mist walkers with poppydevastatingblow.png. Farm lane.

VS

Renekton

Hard

Renekton is early game god so avoid fighting him in any cases. Watch out level 2 cheese when he has 50+ fury. Most Renekton players play with 14.png so it can be tricky. You dont really have kill potential over him since he can kill your ghouls with 1 empowered renektoncleave.png

VS

Riven

Easy

You have kill pressure over him at levels 2-5. throw ghouls to his face and GG.

After level 6 it will be tricky. If Riven goes all-in and you take all his damage you will lose.
When he jumps on you throw R->W-E and kite him. Your ghould and maiden will do the rest.

VS

Rumble

Medium

Rumble pushes lane automatically with his Q so your jungler should realize to gank him. Stay behind the minions and try to last hit with Q.

          Pre 6 he has a little advantage because of his high dmg. You can try to stack graves and trade him after he uses flamespitter so your mistwalkers are safe.
           After 6 both of you have kill pressure. if you manage to dodge rumblecarpetbomb.png then you can kill him easily R-E-W-Q then autos and Q after you drop below 50% start kite him and your minions should do the rest.

VS

Sion

Medium

Should be easy match up but I cant even count the times I have killed him and then he kills me with his passive. So take care of his passive when you are low, don't be afraid of using flash to disengage him.

Laning phase favors you as always so use the advantage since you can't solo kill him in  the late game.

VS

Teemo

Hard

VS

Trundle

Medium

Pretty even matchup. Like most of the opponents he will kill you in 1v1 so you need to kite him.

VS

Vladimir

Medium

Early levels are hard but lvl6 you win him. Also consider early 3155.png

VS

Yasuo

Easy

Don't let him cheese you 1lvl. after 3lvl you can kill him. 6lvl he doesn't really have kill potential on you even if he goes all-in you. throw W and let Maiden and Mistwalkers nuke him.

How to Yorick Back to Top

Yorick is like 80.png at the top lane, counters most of the common laners.

Combo: Wait for you to have 3-4 graves, activate yorickspectral.png then throw yorickravenous.png and follow up with yorickdecayed.png then yorickspectral.png and autos.
If you use ulti, pop it behind the enemy to do max dmg if he/she escapes. Landing yorickravenous.png is very crucial because if you miss it your ghouls won't help you.





Who is Yorick?

-Yorick is a newly reworked champion that was created on June 22nd, 2011. He is a bruiser/Tank.

Why should I play him?

  • -Yorick is a very strong lane bully.

  • -Yorick has a sick new redisigne.


What does he do?

  • -Yorick pushes his lane.

  • -Yorick farms up and is great at learning to CS.

  • -Yorick can 1v2 rather effectively with his ult.

-Yorick can be the tank and damage dealer.

Where do I play him?

  • -In the top lane 99% of the time.

-If you have to have a second role then play JG.

When do I pick Yorick?

-Play Yorick when your team has CC but they need a tank that can deal decent damage.


Pros vs Cons Back to Top

Pros

+
 PROS
+ LANE BULLY
+ HIGH CS = ALOT OF GOLD
+ SIMPLE PLAYSTYLE
+ 1V9 CAPABILITIES WITH ULT
+ EASY LAST HIT WITH Q
+ GOOD TEAMFIGHT
Yorick is a HUGE lane bully against the correct matchups so you can win lane really hard if you can fight off ganks. Yorick can snowball the game from the first couple of minutes because of his ghouls. pretty much win lane = win game..


Cons


+ CONS
+ LINEAR KIT
+ ONE COMPETITIVE PLAY STYLE
+ NO MOBILITY SPELLS
+ EASILY GANKED
Yorick can be a really straight forward champion. The enemy team will know that all you want to do is sit in lane and farm/take towers. This can cause the other team to target you early because you have zero mobility spells. If you can survive the lane phase and get decent gold you can become quite the force. . 
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