Yorick is a boss champ. He uses a shovel to pummel his opponents, he summons ghouls to do his bidding, and he plays a mean bass. He is a strong bruiser and with the right balance of health, mana, and AD he can bring a lot to his team. Aside from that, he can clone an ally or himself which essentially adds a team mate for a short time. Doing so on a right click hero will give you a lot of extra damage. And if that hero dies they will just get back up and keep fighting for a bit. This ult also counters Mordekaiser's (explained later). Remember, this is just how I play Yorick. If it doesn't work for you try something different. This game is all about personal preference. Guides can only give you a direction to follow, not a guaranteed win.
"Live bodies are so fragile."
- Yorick, The Gravedigger
Yorick. AD. Ghouls. Shovel.
that's a placeholder until I actually remember how I built.
Items, Buy order, and the science of hats.
Doran's Shield: Solid early buy. Eventually you will need to sell it, but until then its dandy.
Boots of Speed: Good early buy as well, pretty standard.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity: CDR. If you aren't facing a stun heavy team grab these and ghoul the night away.
Mercury's Treads: If you ARE facing a stun heavy team. Keep yourself mobile with these.
Boot Enchant: I don't really know. I feel these are a personal choice. I usually take Alacrity.
Tear of the Goddess: Mana, stacks on ability casts, mana regen. All good on Yorick, you're always casting ghouls for the bonus of Unholy Covenant.
Kindlegem/ Spirit Visage: Magic resist, health, CDR and a little bonus. The passive on this will make Yorick's Omen of Famine that much better.
Manamune/ Muramana: Frogs best weapon... Oops I was thinking Masamune. Similar benefits to Tear, except when its fully stacked you get additional AD based on your mana. Pretty good.
Phage: Health, AD. Not much to say. The utility behind this item is also useful for chases.
Sheen: Come on bro, I've got tiger blood. Although you aren't using a lot of ability power, the utility behind this item is great since you are always casting ghouls. Plus, the additional mana will help with Muramana.
Trinity Force: Defeat Gannon and save Hyrule. Every stat bonus from this will help Yorick out. Even the attack speed. He is a bruiser so a little bit of this doesn't hurt.. him at least.
Overlord's Bloodmail: More HP means you live longer. Plus, you will more than likely always be assisting (if not getting) kills.
Atma's Impaler: Armour, crit and damage based on your HP. Can never hurt.
How I Play (3's)
Yorick is a bruiser. You can solo a lane, support your bottom, or spend some time in the beautiful jungles of the Shadow Isle. He is very versatile. Farm up money, buy your items, support your team.
Engages: When you're engaging don't be afraid to get in there, sure you might die, but if the other team has any sense they will focus your heaviest hitter. That's just fine for you, pop Omen of Death on them, have 2 and when they die, watch them come back and clean up the mess they made. If someone tries to run from you, hit them with Omen of Pestilence and slow their roll. Then smack 'em with Omen of War to chase them with the speed boost.
Towers: They sting a bit. Drop an Omen of Pestilence on them for a little boost in damage.
How I Don't Play
I don't engage alone.
I don't get out of place.
I don't burn my ult for nothing.
I don't take my hat off.
This is where I will post game results from myself and others.
Results to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yorick can be played almost anywhere with the right build. This guide is primarily for 3's right now as that is where I mostly play him. At some point there will be a 5's guide appended to this.
If you enjoyed my guide, post some results in the comments and I will append them to the results section.