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Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio.

Last updated on September 15, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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





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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
3/
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction


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Runes

Marks - Flat AD for lasthitting and more early pressure.
Seals - Flat AR for survibility.
Glyphs - Flat or Per/Lvl Magic Resist for Survibility, alternative CDR Blues
Quints- Flat HP for a little more life since you start with sapphire,
alternative Flat AD for more Damage or Movement Speed to catch those dumb living and running things.


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Masteries

9 Defence:

Armor / Mr and free Hp/5 for all that juicy mana you will have.


21 Utility:

Why Utility on a Tanky Dps?

Movementspeed, Early Manareg, CDR, and best of all more Summoners.


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Summoner Spells

Flash, nuff said.

The other one is tricky.
Good options are Ignite, Exhaust and Teleport Maybe Ghost but you dont really need it when you land your ghouls.

Ignite if good for the early kills / Lane Dominance and strong 1on1s.
So is Exhaust.

But i recommend Teleport, since it is awesome for splitpushing , Dragons and sneaky ganks.


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Skill Sequence

R > W > E > Q Standart for most harrass and overall a strong laning.

W can save you from ganks can push waves and is awesome for harrass.

E is you main sustain tool, in a hard lane you might want to prioritise it over W.

Q is a 1 Hit wonder. Yeah the Damage is nice but early you dont want to get too close to your laneing opponent you want to send your ghouls. Put 1 point in at level 3 or 4. It resets your autoattack so u can get that minion who just lived with 1 hp.
And you can use the movmentspeed buff to get in range or away if you have a creep or enemy champ right next to you.
Q is on paper the best damage spell but it is melee and there for both W and E have more utility. With Sheen / Triforce this badboy will hit like a Shovel:P

R shouldnt be used as an resurrection tool.
Since it doesnt actually resurrect. Use it on the target which would deal the most AD damage, so in most cases either yourself or your AD Carry. The resurrects for a few seconds if the target dies is a nice side effect but it shouldnt be the main reason to press R.
Remember your R works with your passive.

Protip:
When in meleerange use smartcast to get all you summons out at once.
Dont worry about spacing them out for triforce with 40% cdr you have a Q every 3 sec.


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Items

Manamune + Triforce is kinda standard on Yorick.

Why did i choose Frozen Heart + Banshees over Warmogs + Atmas?

Warmogs+ Atmas is a Great combination on many other heroes. But for the same price i get a lot of useful stats on Yorick.

You trade:

975 HP, 36,75 Hp/5, 50 AD, 18% Crit
Vs 54 Armor, 55 Mr, 875 Mana, 20% Cdr, -20% As Aura, Banshees Procc

The extra AD and Hp for the Ghouls are nice but they die fast anyway, with 20% Cdr you have them up more often, more Triforce + higher utility. The defstats should be equally good but the Frozen + Banshees offers an aura for the team.

If you have no strong AP in your enemy team and you can get the blue buff i would recommend the Warmogs Atmas otherwise Frozen + Banshees offers more Utility imho.

Bloodthirster as last items is kind of a no brainer. Adds more damage, check.
Adds survibility thru lifeleach, check.