Yorick Build Guide by Respex

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Respex

Tag Yor-ick

Respex Last updated on June 29, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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Chapter 1

Hi, this is my first build/guide on MOBA so it may not be set up the best but and positive feed back or questions would be much appreciated.

I guess I decided to write this build because i got tired of people calling Yorick a fail champ, and with all the fail builds on MOBA for Yorick that are posted at the moment i feel that no one can give Yorick a decent chance, so... no disrespex to the other builds but here we go!

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The work of gravediggers is essential amongst the living, but invaluable in the Shadow Isles. There are many shades of death there, and each is embraced rather than feared or reviled. One can only ascend from one state to the next with the magical aid of a skilled professional. At the end of the first Rune War, Yorick Mori made his living as a gravedigger. His family owned and maintained the Final Rest Memorial, one of the oldest cemeteries in Valoran. The shovel he employed for his work had been passed down for generations. Each gravedigger taught his son that this shovel was imbued with the spirit of every forefather, and that those spirits would protect him during the long lonely nights amongst the tombstones. To his eternal regret, Yorick died without an heir, bringing the proud Mori line to a close. His body was interred with his shovel in the family mausoleum, and the Final Rest Memorial soon fell to ruin. Death, however, was not the end Yorick had expected.
Yorick emerged on the haunted shores of the Shadow Isles – not quite dead, definitely not alive – still clutching his beloved shovel. He soon learned that with it he could act as a ferryman for the Isles' undead denizens, helping them climb death's many-tiered ladder. This proved a curse, as a gravedigger must "bury his quota" before he too can ascend, or so the legend goes. No one knows what "his quota" is. Yorick dug tirelessly, waiting in vain for the day when he would be freed of his burden. As decades turned to centuries, the shame of his failures came to a head. He returned to Valoran to find his corpse, convinced that salvation might be buried with it. When he arrived, no trace remained of either the mausoleum or the memorial. Hope nearly lost, he discovered the League of Legends, and there saw an opportunity to immortalize the family name he allowed to be forgotten ages ago.

"Die first, then we’ll talk." -- Yorick

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Pros / Cons

- You can have up to 4 minions active simultaneously.
- Can do a lot of damage late game while staying tanky
- As a melee caster he is insanely fun to play.
-All of his ghouls can be doing a lot of things at the same time
- Life steal and Slow!


- Weak early game.
- Hard to find a good balance
- His pets can have a mind of their own, wasting precious time for damage

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IMO the Best Melee Champ Runes minus Akali and maybe a few others more Armorpen the Better I always say
Armor is always good with yorick it helps you take a lickin and keep on tickin lol... dmg reduction = lifesteal is a good thing =)
Magic resist for those pesky mages, it helps take a lil Umph from there POW =)

More help, take more hits and your Ghouls last a lil longer although not much lol

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21/9/0 21 for the extra dmg etc etc.. 9 to make you a lil more tanky, and for the survivability

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Skill Sequence

I usually max w, and eback and forth and get 1 point in qat 5 for the speed boost and to help with last hitting n extra dmg w is a great skill to scout bushes and slow enemies and block skill shots I love it, and e is a built in ranged life steal... AWESOME! lol so yeah there you have it =)

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Summoner Spells

Summoner spells I like to getFlash andExhaust, but u can def replace flash with ghost but Yorick NEEDs a mobility Summoner spell, cause q alone wont cut it, as for exhause u can change it to ignite, or ghost to have flash an ghost, its all a matter of Preference but ALways have a mobility spell for Yorick

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Anyways Like i said its the First build i ever made not sure how to add icons and things like that but I hope this over all build helps out new and existing yorick players and hints tip/suggestions on how to make this guide better is much appriciated, try it out let me know what you think, remember none of the items are set in stone you can always adjust to whatever team you are facing so dont troll me too hard k thanks and ENJOY! =)

P.S. If people likes this build and it takes off, I will definitely upgrade it and tweek it to make it better and full of information