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League of Legends Build Guide Author sync1337

Yorick! The ULTIMATE resource guide (Season 3 ready)

sync1337 Last updated on September 12, 2013
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valiantvidar | November 12, 2013 3:54am
nice build i now main yorick cause of u but i found that the u only hav 5 core items on your s2 item set and i just wanted to say for the last item i use spirit visage cause of the mr and lf boost u get but an awsome build thank u heaps also the cr u get from spirit gives my w 5secs and my q and e 2 sec cool down
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D34thPhO3n1x (4) | August 26, 2013 7:44am
Hey dude nice guide defenitly makes me want to play him, please update the little details, but no need to go all out because Yorick is getting a massive rework ... a link of the details can be found here, greate guide again and please answer the people in the comments
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MegaMetallica | August 25, 2013 2:25am
Hey,its a really great guide for a new Yorick player. so i give u a upvote. acctually, im an old user of Yorick. I have played 1000+ games with him. But, yesterday i just raped by a Xin. I dont know why i cannot win in the top. I checked his runes he used in dat game. All the runes were about Damage. He was not tanky at all. Though we won that game, it disappointed me about my Yorick. HOW CAN I LOSE TO A XIN? Could u tell me what should i do in such a situation? Thx man..
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Teh Lulz | August 5, 2013 12:16pm
Thanks a lot for this guide, I've bought yorick just recently and decided to give it a try in ranked game... i wasn't really hoping for anything special since it was my ******** first time for him but... **** 17/1/10 **** i think i never carried the game as much as i did this time... who knows maybe it wouldn't be as good w/o your guide ^^
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KMunay (1) | April 4, 2013 8:41pm
OK guide but please update the cheat sheet and some more damaging items early on help so you can actually do damage. please update it then i will up vote but till its updates i think this a OK at best way to build him maybe some life steal too. have you tried using blade of the ruined king?
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BataraYamadipati | April 4, 2013 5:53am
Nice clear guide, i'm a fan of "unusual" champions ones that can do their jobs right but rarely seen/heard.
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Ramhuandu | March 30, 2013 7:45pm
Hey man!! You must update this Guide Build of Yorick. Last Update is on December 2012. Please
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OdinWoIfe | March 12, 2013 8:31am
Just went 5/1/2 as Yorick following this guide, he was on sale.
Jesus christ he is hilarious.
Killed the laner everytime I got ganked, and even killed the jungler and got a double kill.
10/10 would read again.
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BulletKO | March 4, 2013 3:20pm
I started playing Yorick a while ago and did not quite have an idea of how to build him. So i checked the Yorick guides on Mobafire. I have to admit, this guide is the best under all those guides! Your explanation on skills are awesome! At first I was confused by your masteries: 9/0/21 wtf is dis? But i then saw that these Masteries paired with pure AD runes are soooooo insanely strong! The only guide that has really overall viable masteries. I did not lose a single game with these masteries.
And most importantly you gave me an idea of how to build Yorick. I don't follow your items though, but because of this i know what to build when on Yorick.
I defeated Darius, Fiora, Olaf, basically the most hard hitting champs on top lane, thanks to your guide.
Gave an upvote, if i could i would give a hundred!
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TheKevinKL | March 4, 2013 8:03am
Seems Legit and through this guide i can hold my 5 wins in a row ranked winning streak.
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tovion | February 25, 2013 10:45am
can you explain iceborn gauntlet ?
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Thatdudeinthecotton (64) | February 20, 2013 3:54am
Nice comprehensive yorick guide :)
On the starting items, Ive recently begun noticing some builds for top lane opting for 10 health pots and a couple of wards, instead of grabbing boots(presumably because of the nerf they took). I was wondering if anyone thinks this would be good on yorick? I think 5 health pots + 5 mana pots would give him some crazy sustain, and hed still be relatively safe from ganks with an early ward.
Have yet to try this out, but would like some thoughts on it.
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Moluk | February 16, 2013 5:28pm
sync1337, I honestly must thank you for this guide. Even though I wasn't an active player since Yorick came out, I red somethings about his overpowered presence overall. After being said to be too strong, he got consecutive nerfs, (the worst one would be the Shadow Isles' patch) and probalby it was harder for most players to build him better. This guide is probably the best one out there for Yorick. Many may consider strange the masteries you build on the utility and sustain option, but he lacks so hard in mana regen and his skills make him mana hungry. Just played a game respecting almost everything in your guide and was able to (almost alone) counter a nerd-raged Darius, a Cho and a Galio. The constant harass I made, allied by their missing skills (even though their team had strong CC they weren't able to hit me), I turned the tide and made them surrender. And that was possible because of your guide. Thank you very much for sharing a secret that made Yorick viable again.
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Superapache | February 8, 2013 5:43pm
Very good guide. Just won 3 ranked games in a row with yorick because of this guide :)
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Pyrenaphen (2) | February 4, 2013 6:36am
Very well thought out guide. Voting +1 even though the S3 build is totally not my playstyle.

I disagree with Warmog's on Yorick. With his ghouls scaling off AD and ArmPen you should be looking to squeeze either of those stats from every item you can. Coupled with his E restoring health far faster than mog's ever could, I think it's a waste when you can buy FM instead, get 70% as much health, 30 more AD, and of course the op FM passive. Just my two cents anyway.

I don't understand the omission of BC, because even post nerf they're still an item made for yorick, and really just between manamune, FM, and BC you'll have all the AD/ArmPen you need to dominate and 950 health from FM/BC. And of course the CDR.

On games where I'm carrying and getting focused, many times I'll even forgo the FM in favor of RO, losing a little health but gaining 70 armor and laughing when they try to get through my sustain while my team burns them down and they try to run away with an RO active on them when they scatter (my team burning them with an extra adc on our side, of course).

But again, that's just my playstyle. I'd never mogs on Yorick, but I'll usually FM unless I'm huge early and dealing with big amounts of focus. The regen on mogs is not needed and I'd gladly trade the 300 health for constant slows and 30 AD.
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HaywireKnight | January 28, 2013 6:23pm
Made this account so I could tell ya, you did an awesome job. Dem Masteries. B]
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Elrithren | January 24, 2013 9:40am
I got blood thirster after your build and was dominating hard. Great build. 5/5
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xXeXpl0r3RXx | January 18, 2013 11:46am
First I thought the utility masteries are a bit strange for a top laner, but they work great on him.
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Lockhart3195GCCW | January 11, 2013 2:01pm
This is a really good guide I use it for everyone of my dominion and regular games and I usually win every game. In most of these games I end up taking top lane in under 10 mins...I also found that this build works amazing when you go bot with a support as you rack up the kills and stayed in lane for 10 mins with only my boots. overall its my bible for yorick and I prove all the yorick haters wrong while using this build
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adigajin | January 5, 2013 12:16pm
sounds good guide to me ^^
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foxafan | December 27, 2012 8:39am
Really loved your guide!
helped me allot because i wasnt sure what to do with all the season 3 items, I played yorick allot before(When he first came) but then i took a looong break and this guide helped me build up again, havent had 1 game with bad stats and im always the player who dealt most dmg so thank you :)
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koga0121 | December 24, 2012 10:25am
I followed a yorick guide in season 2 that was similar to yours, I dont know if it was you or not. But I disagree with a lot of what your sayimg. Yorick can rush a tears with a faerie charm 3 mana pots 2 health pots and a sight ward at the begining of game. If he gets a spirit visage he has a ton of sustain with his e. I personally went down the defense tree for early game stability. the tankier he is, the hard it is to kill him. then I went 9 in offense getting the cooldown reduction and armor pen.

my personal build is to get tears spirit visage boots then manamune. and with the tankiness that he natually has along with the masteries comes very fast. after those three you can get a blade of the ruined king, a guardian angel is always fun to see on yorick, frozen heart and a warmogs.

The Atmas impaler doesnt make sense to me as a option on yorick unless you go down the defense tree for more health. I think maybe you could go 10/10/10 on yorick but it would be harder. In the defense tree i make sure to get the % based armor and magic resistence, the 5 block damage, more health and armor.

These are just things I noticed that work really well with him. What do you think?
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Athan (18) | December 19, 2012 11:21pm
Hey. There's a lot of stuff, and i don't really know where to start...
I recently made a Yorick guide, but i'm not here to take the piss out of you, i'm just here because i quite frankly disagree.

I'll take some, see how you react, then i'll do the rest based on how i feel you took it...

From the top:

Please don't call this the ultimate Yorick resource :S
You don't even have a matchup sections. This seems like fake advertisement to me.
It's not very in-depth either. Lots of walls of text, like the teamfighting part...

Masteries: You go on and on about Meeki Pendant, but why were you even starting with that in S2?
Your reason for utility masteries seems to be majorily based on the fact that you feel you lack mana regen...
Yorick is essentially a tank; why are not getting the defensive masteries?!
Due to Yorick's lovely passive, going defensive masteries just stacks that much more upon your already amazing tankiness!
The fact that you complete disregards the Defensive tree astounds me.

Skill "breakdown"...
You max W before Q if it's a long lane. Hence more harass and more time to charge Manamune and you want to spamm for the stacks on it.
You don't mention GhoulBlocking at all :/

"Cooldown blowing"? Are you serious? Are you ADVOCATING doing this? ... You are pretty much disabling yourself for a minute by doing this, and people with half a brain is not going to Cataclysm your clone <.<

On items; Where is Iceborn Gauntlet?
What is Frozen Mallet doing there? If you want a slow, get Iceborn.
If you need health, get Warmog's Armor.
And what on EARTH is Atma's Implaer doing there :S?!
You have no benefit from crit, your ghouls can't crit nor do they scale with it.
The AD boost is laughable since we're not exactly stacking Warmog's Armor or anything of those sorts, and lastly; There's NO mana on it. Nor is there mana on Frozen Mallet, with these two items, how do you expect to sustain your mana for Muramana in a teamfight?

I have more, but i'm going to save it... so far downvoted. I do not approve of you calling this "S3 ready" - frankly, it's not at all ready for S3.
I'm not trying to be an ***, i'm not trying to promote my own guide as better, but the reason i'm here letting a bit of a rant out, is because of your title. Your title lies, and i do not appreciate that...
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mrfuzzy78 (5) | December 19, 2012 5:17pm
I love this guide, it taught me to play Yorick. One question: Where is Iceborn Gauntlet? It gives triforce proc in an AOE, as well as 500 (!) mana (this plus frozen heart make Muramana hit for about 170!!!), some CDR, and a ton of armor. I see it as replacing Atma's permanently. I also see the new Warmog as Yorick's dream, and Mercurial Scimitar as his end-all MR item. Ravenous Hydra is another I have yet to try, but I imagine it would make your opponents disconnect out of shock. Essentially, try all the new items on him, Yorick kicks *** with just about everything.

P.S. Thank you for including Zephyr. I have been searching for an AS item for Yorick since Iceborn Gauntlet replaced Triforce and Muramana made me hit for over 500.
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DragonRaek | December 10, 2012 10:01am

Great guide, I've used it many times with success. Just wondering if you have considered using Iceborn Gauntlet instead of Frozen heart?


Well it depends on wich way you build Yorick you can use it usefull when going Tanky and Iceborn Gauntlet isn't that good in my Opinion sorry T_T
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containment13 | December 8, 2012 10:20pm
Great guide, I've used it many times with success. Just wondering if you have considered using Iceborn Gauntlet instead of Frozen heart?
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AlcQc (1) | December 7, 2012 10:59pm
I've played with this build for more than 150 game and always work well ! Keep it up dude :)
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UgetsOwned | December 4, 2012 6:26am
THis amazing build is still viable ^^
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UgetsOwned | December 3, 2012 6:10pm
Maybe update sometime? Priscilla's blessing does not exist anymore. For a while.
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BOOMY2012 | November 25, 2012 9:24am
Really great. Got yorick today and first 2 games I played as him were victories and I need up positive:) +1
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markof321 | November 18, 2012 2:40am
My main reason to downvote this guide is that i dont find the items or the order of skills you max the most efficient. I play League of Legends for about a year now, and the first champion i bought and play ever since is Yorick. From my experiences with Yorick top I found that Manamune is a horrible item as the states it give are so low that it doesnt worth the gold you spend. Also if you mana mange properly you dont fight yourself in a need of mana more then any other champion. Second thing are the skills, maxing W and Q at the same time is something that i still dont understand, you said that one of the cons of Yorick is that W scales only on AP on the other hand Q scales 1.2 of your Attack dmg. Usually you slow them get close enough to Q then chase them spaming E as much as you can to return life.
Over all i dislike they way you build Yorick, Nothing personal Im sure that the way you build Yorick is also viable, Im just giving you my opinions.
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Genkakuzai (1) | November 15, 2012 10:11am
It says "Stale" at the top of this guide.

Is it still viable? ^^
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MrCookPL (1) | November 11, 2012 10:31pm
Love that guide, build and champion :)
+1 ofc.
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bluediablo31 (5) | November 8, 2012 1:54pm
Excellent guide. +1

I like playing Yorick and your guide does an excellent job explaining his kit and mechanics.

Check out my guides:

Jax, the Grandmaster of Farm
Wuju Pwnage with Master Yi
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IDontUseSpace | November 7, 2012 3:08pm
Thank you for such a great guide! You did huge and awesome work to make people happy playing Yorick. Thank you.

I've created an account here just to say 'thanks' and to give you a vote.
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alex112342 | November 7, 2012 7:59am
+1 on it but can you make a guide for the new 3v3 with the new items?
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Yippy (1) | November 6, 2012 5:30pm
very well guide. Easy to counter anyone :)
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Hunter Drake (1) | November 6, 2012 11:40am
Wait a second - Priscilla's Blessing? You should update your guide :)
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Lukrez | November 2, 2012 1:58pm
Liked your guide.

I recently have started playing Yorick - cause it was halloween and you know :P I have to say, I've seen some light and some shadow. When I was soloing against Jax, and, couple of games later, against Garen, I harassed them as much as possible, denied the farm. Then, they jumped on me - I was dead. I would like to hear your take on these matchups. Shall I always back up as Yorick when I play against a dps when they engage me (assuming I don't have a serious advantage, such as double health, fed, jungler, whatever)? Then, what does my startegylook like, should I try to stay out of their initiation range and just poke at them but don't force anything?

oh, and +1! :)
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Crysande (1) | October 29, 2012 1:15pm
I really like this guide! Keep the good work up
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tripnmoomoo | October 25, 2012 8:02pm
like the build keep it up!
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Aran888888 (3) | October 24, 2012 3:53am
Lolpentakill my first bot game as yorick. Second pentakill... Lol
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Aran888888 (3) | October 23, 2012 3:21pm
Good guide. Turn comment to vote back on though. And has some(alot..) of run on sentences.
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HeadshotHobo | October 5, 2012 8:44pm
Awesome guide man! I got 39 kills on a bot game with this once! Keep up the good work!
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Fourthewin (1) | September 27, 2012 1:47pm
To be completely honest your entire build sucks your ghouls would run out so fast you'd attack then wait 7 seconds for another while they hammer you away. Your final build includes a health potion what is this? Its well thought out but your thoughts aren't great. Its kinda like hey let me 1v1 this guy and bam i'm dead.
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Hogopogo (157) | September 26, 2012 3:12am
Looks like a very solid view. I wanna buy and try it out now :D

+1
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RexxBeasley | August 19, 2012 12:56pm
I have altered this build slightly and use it myself.

I find that starting with two Mpots is better than two Hpots is better. You get a lot more harass and early sustain. The lifesteal ghoul suits sustain well enough to not need Hpots if you play well enough.

Also, I avoid Atma's. I jsut feel it doesn't do enough to fit the build. Don't get me wrong, It's a good item on Yorick, I just find that a Bloodthirster is more crucial to playing Yorick.

Otherwise, it's basically a perfect guide. Upvoted!
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Cashney (1) | August 15, 2012 5:12pm
If you got wards you really should be able to get away. Maybe place your ward a little bit further down the river. If you see him coming, activate Q, hit something for the speedboost and run. And (like mentioned in the guide) dont forget to W the enemy, maybe even if you dont hit him directly, the ghoul will sit where you casted him and slow the enemy when he comes by.

I really like this guide, but I think you should include Maw of Malmortius at least as optional. I just played a match going Manamune, Mercs, Mallet, Atmas and I felt like I dont need that Ton of MRES on FoN or Banshees, and damage wise the Maw of Malmortius came in pretty handy. Dont know why it should not be good. If there is a reason, please tell me, otherwise, maybe list it as optional.
Rest of guide is superb, just followed it and maybe its just Yorick but I really stomped the enemy, without your guide I wouldnt have a clue how to play him. Thanks!
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EpicFailure | August 13, 2012 5:08pm
I have a question whenever i lane i over extend because my enemy top laner is scared of me then their jungler ganks me even though i have wards. He just comes out and kills me because im so extended how do i solve the problem D=? other than that good guide =D.
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DatoneOpbuildguy | August 10, 2012 3:22am
well i have tryed many builds many masterys but i gotta say the utility build is the best one i have used first game i did with exact runes and masteries 11/3/12, well done sir you have made my solo topping alot easier and alot less stressful wonderful build and i finally understood how to use him to his full potenial as a dominant top because i have tried tank runes ap runes almost everything pure attack and utility worked amazingly +1 deffinantly
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kamajic | August 2, 2012 2:54am
with the changes/nerf to

Omen of Famine

Ravenous Ghoul will only heal Yorick for 50% the damage it deals to minions
i was thinking the hextech gunblade would make a good choice
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Patrick The Noob | July 31, 2012 6:31pm
Hey man. I wanted to try yorick so naturally i looked up a guide and followed it. 1st match i went 10/1/3 and the 1 death was at the end of the match and by the whole team. i feel much more confident playing as him now. thank you for the guide
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WaT30 | July 30, 2012 10:30am
1. Manamune
2. Mercury Threads
3. Spirit Visage
4. Frozen Heart
5. Frozen Mallet
6. Banshee's Veil

I've gone with this build in this order, and it's good. You have 3000 hp, 200 armor, 200 magic resistance, shield from Banshee's Veil and much more. Also you deal TONS OF DAMAGE since you have 35 % cooldown from items and you can spam Q and E every 3.5 seconds. I go with 9/21/0 masteries which are far better then Utility masteries (I find them only good supports like Soraka and Janna since they depend heavily on items). Yorick should be teams tank/off-tank, that's why Utility masteries aren't good for him.
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KaVaAkaliKFC | July 30, 2012 4:41am
I've seen gardians angel as last item for yorick too many times.I think its pretty usefull at teamfigths.what's your opinion mate?plz answer me...
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Penas | July 23, 2012 2:22am
Good
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Daxter101 (10) | July 17, 2012 7:03am
You know, I don't understand how you didn't mention at all the usage of Guardian Angel as a last item in the build. The way I see it, let's say the build went like this : Manamune, (Boots of choice), Warmog's Armor/ Frozen Mallet, Atma's Impaler, Trinity Force, {{Last Item}}.
Now, the last item, could be any, depending on the game, but wouldn't Guardian Angel make for an amazing choice? I really want to either see it in the "Optional Items" list, or at least, if you think it is not viable, explain why. I don't think that you haven't already thought about it yourself, but I want reasoning behind the decision not to take it.

This is my thought process behind its use as a last item in that build:

What this build already has, is :


1) Loads of Mana (Manamune)
2) Loads of/Sufficient Health (Warmogs/Frozen)
3) Sufficient AD (Manamune+Atma's Passive + Trinity stats)
4) Loads of Damage Output (High Yorick's default Damage Output + Total AD + Trinity Proc)

And what does it lack? :

Resistances
(Only 45 armor from Atma's Impaler, and maybe 25 magic resist from Mercury's Treads)
Thus, with only one item slot, we can't cover both resistances, unless we buy "GA". We can either buy Magic res, and if it is a Force of Nature, we get 40 + [1.75% of MaxHP] HpReg/5; we can get Armor, and if it's a Thornmail, we get 30% damage return; or we can buy Guardian Angel with BOTH resistances, as well as one revival every 5 minutes.
Apart from the Utility of the revival, both resistances are quite respectful (68 Armor ~ 38 Magic Resist )


To my eye, Yorick's end-game doesn't put him in need for damage. What he needs is defense. Defense has to cover the part which is lacking. Getting more health, puts you extremely often in the bad situation where you gotta fight versus Madred's Bloodrazor, and/or Deathfire Grasp. Instead, resistances counter both those items, and give you an added effect, depending on the item. I think that your guide ought to have a section devoted on those defensive items, whether telling people to grab them, or explaining why they shouldn't be built.
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Tullian | July 12, 2012 11:37pm
I wont' downvote the guide because you took alot of time and effort into a guide that is 100% viable, but I don't think optimal. I feel like spirit visage is a must have item on yorick, besides maxing out your CDR the +15% heal effects also applies to your ghoul which is amazing. The fact that its not even mentioned in your guide as an optional item is pretty dissapointing.
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doommest15 | July 8, 2012 12:05pm
Super amazing guide! the build especially has worked wonders for me; I find that banshees goes really well with the rest of the build too :] mr health and mana just means tankier plus more atmas and manamune damage, plus the shield ofc

upvoted!
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TheOchremancer (2) | July 3, 2012 8:04pm
I have found that taking your ulti for a few levels can be really beneficial in lane. If I use the omen of pestilence for harass, then if i level it at 6 and ulti at seven, i have improved my early game exponentially. The ulti isnt really useful until teamfights.
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DrAdanac | June 27, 2012 6:21pm
Awesome guide, just picked up Yorick the other day

http://imgur.com/hvRBj <- the results.
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WaT30 | June 21, 2012 4:41am
Good build, would be even better if you updated it!
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Swizzbeatz (5) | June 18, 2012 3:25pm
Pretty good guide I used this build for a while before creating my own, really like it tho keep up the good work!
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Lokuomg | June 7, 2012 2:44pm
Dude I love that build. That was my first build I was trying when I played Yorick. But I modified it. I make tear first then manamune ofc (meanwhile boots) then sheen (or phantom) and trinity force. Then warmog. Next Atma's and banshe's veil or frozen heart. Great build:)) Greeting Sumnmoners
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dakoe3 | June 7, 2012 9:30am
I love this guide. I've won a couple of matches using Yorick and this guide. My scores weren't as good as yours, but I certainly did better than using my build.
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rustie725 | June 2, 2012 7:55am
+1 from me, awesome guide, yorick is da beast!! Something for you to look in though, I started playing with your masteries, but then changed them into 8-15-7 , taking the cd reduction from the offense, as far as the cd reduction from the defense tree, taking only 1 point in resistance and as far as meditation from the utility. I've played a couple of games with these and they seem to be working for me.. Not sure if they're better than your masteries though.. They have their cons and pros.. Try them on for size if u can.. Getting a bit of point here, thanks for the guide, yorick is one of my favorite solo top chars now. +1
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leviaphan | June 1, 2012 8:02pm
nice guide 3 games all winning last one was even better +
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bPrepared | May 27, 2012 8:30am
You should fix the images in this guide (the Photobucket ones).
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Scenvresh (2) | May 23, 2012 3:51pm
Maybe remove Priscilla's Blessing from your guide, since it's no longer available? Other than that, I LOVED the guide. It was REALLY helpful.

Much appreciated for your (obviously) hard work.
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Epicotep | May 19, 2012 12:51pm
(Only get instead of Atmas if you go Warmogs over Frozen Mallet). Also if you do choose to go the trinity route I would suggest getting a Sheen in between boots and Frozen Mallet.

You say not to get a "Frozen Mallet" if going Trinity Force but then you go on to say get the Sheen before Frozen Mallet. I think you need to change it so it says

"(Only get instead of Atmas if you go Warmogs over Frozen Mallet). Also if you do choose to go the trinity route I would suggest getting a Sheen in between boots and "Warmog's Armor".
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Ahlgreenz (1) | May 12, 2012 2:18pm
Good guide, your build works really well.

But please, oh please, learn the difference between "your" and "you're".. your misplaced "you're"s are all over the place and it makes it frustrating to read.
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Eliitti | May 11, 2012 7:05am
Awesome guide ^^
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sync1337 (24) | May 7, 2012 8:56pm
Kathorin wrote:

This guide made me want to take Yorick and try to master him. It's very well done.

I myself prefer the defensive talents above the utility. You don't really need mana or mana regen since your Manamune gives you what you need. I prefer more tankiness since Yorick is kind of slow, even with boots on. Aka, he gets ganked or targeted quite often.

He's kind of bad early game if i say so myself, but once you have Manamune and a Giant's Belt, it's hurting time!


I am also really enjoying the defensive mastery lately but I swap between them depending on our lineup (I prefer utility solo top). You will notice the more you play Yorick that his early game is actually really good especially with flash ignite. I usually dominate my lane solo or duo and get a few kills before the 10 minute mark. Do not underestimate his sustain and harassing power! his ghouls in combination with a laning partner with good cc and your ignite you can grab first blood so easy.
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Kathorin (2) | May 6, 2012 3:00pm
This guide made me want to take Yorick and try to master him. It's very well done.

I myself prefer the defensive talents above the utility. You don't really need mana or mana regen since your Manamune gives you what you need. I prefer more tankiness since Yorick is kind of slow, even with boots on. Aka, he gets ganked or targeted quite often.

He's kind of bad early game if i say so myself, but once you have Manamune and a Giant's Belt, it's hurting time!
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onewind | May 4, 2012 5:53am
+1
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onewind | May 4, 2012 5:52am
nice build but what is the item number (6)
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skaddled | April 29, 2012 6:11am
best yorick guide here has worked very well for me on alot of games thank you +1
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markd09 | April 26, 2012 7:02pm
I love your guide. It helped me alot!
Thx +1
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downstairs laptop | April 25, 2012 2:58pm
hey thanks, wanted to have my two cents: i personnaly would suggest switching mallet with warmog's and buying force of nature as your last item, as the enemy AD carries finish their madred's
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Fatal Error 9001 (3) | April 25, 2012 2:24pm
I would just like to thank you for making this guide. I have won many games because of it. It has helped me out greatly :)
+1 for you
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KarlitoElBurrito | April 25, 2012 12:37pm
You don't really want to harass/use W all that much as it does very little damage and drains your mana instantly all of Yoricks damage is his E Q combo w/ a W to just run away and let 3 ghouls harass while you take no damage. Also this guide has no Sheen which is a must have/core item.
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givmeaname | April 25, 2012 1:47am
nice yorick guide!!
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onewind | April 24, 2012 7:54pm
very nice and complete guide
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sync1337 (24) | April 24, 2012 2:15am
abchiptop wrote:

Out farmed and won a 2v1 vs kayle and mal earlier wallowing this. Went 1/0/4 with enemy surrender at 35:00. +1!


Good to hear man! started playing LoL again and I am really into Nautilus. Look out for a guide soon =D
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abchiptop | April 22, 2012 3:12pm
Out farmed and won a 2v1 vs kayle and mal earlier wallowing this. Went 1/0/4 with enemy surrender at 35:00. +1!
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deathtoll26 | April 22, 2012 8:17am
i know a lot of people will think im stupid for this but could you please give this a try and tell me what u think? when i run yorick i run him with magic pen and spell vamp runes and mastaries and it works great i never have to leave lane but i dont know if im losing a ton of damage screwing myself over late game or doing actually good so could u try it and let me know?
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sync1337 (24) | April 18, 2012 10:04pm

why 2 shoes so bad -1


Seriously man? I keep getting these comments from people who can't seem to comprehend why I put two boots. I will have to change it.
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deuxmachinax | April 17, 2012 11:08am
Used this guide when i random'd him last night. PWNT. Good work!
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XtendedImpact | April 14, 2012 5:58pm

why 2 shoes so bad -1


i thought so too and bought it (hadn't the time to read the whole guide and just took the things shown on top) but went fairly well late game. :D

Anyways, +1 by me :P
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koolrip | April 13, 2012 7:33pm
first game as Yorick ever, used this build, and went 10/5/13

<3 Yorick <3
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Maslor | April 13, 2012 11:52am
AMAZING BUILD! My first game was 6/2/4 and my second one 16/3/21... All using this guide. Thank you very much! ^^
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Zeppyr | April 13, 2012 4:06am

why 2 shoes so bad -1

2 Shoes as in you can choose between one of them, not both.. LOL
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Zeppyr | April 13, 2012 4:05am
Just scored 21/8/13 on a game. Great guide!
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feiryasian123 (1) | April 12, 2012 10:37pm
Works awesome!
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james julian | April 12, 2012 9:05am
why 2 shoes so bad -1
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Hydrazor | April 12, 2012 8:50am
i think that this guide is good and i created my own one too
but this is a midlane yorick guide
pls look out
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Zeppyr | April 12, 2012 7:15am
Great guide! I used it and I had a great Yorick right there. Unfortunately my team sucked and we lost, but I had like 11/8 (not a pro Yorick, either) - also, you use a lot of "you're" instead of your.

You're -> You are
Your -> Something that you own

"You're great" -> You are great
Your dog is awesome! -> The dog that is owned by you is awesome!

+1, I just don't know how to do it
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meads | April 11, 2012 6:37pm
i have not voted but i wanted to point something out. When you build atmas and manamune you really arent getting a lot out of them. i mean, manamune is an amazing item on yorick, but atmas only gives u 40 attack damage. i mean building something else like mandreds would even be better. i personally use black cleaver, ionian boots, manamune, hestech gunblade, bloodthirster, and rabidons. this seems to me to be a great choice due to the fact that now every ability heals you, and every ability does over 400 damage(if i remember correctly) on base hit. i just dont see the point in not having a 6th item in your build, and atmas. no offence.
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srenk (2) | April 11, 2012 2:28pm
Awesome Guide...
How about this Items for Dominion?I was tanky and my Damage was great too. After Hextech-Gunblade i would have bought Entropy.
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5652/yorickdominion.jpg
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MiguelxPTo | April 11, 2012 7:56am
I love your guide. It makes yorick a beast :)
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Death D (4) | April 11, 2012 5:06am
Carados wrote:

Preservance over good hands?

Let's put it this way: If you make a huge mistake in the intro, why bother reading the rest? If you aren't trying to make a guide optimal, don't make one.


STFU! IT'S A GREAT BUILD AND U DIDN'T EVEN POST 10COMMENTS!
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Paniekq | April 10, 2012 4:07pm
I give u big plus for this build ! Rl dude this build is awesome <3 i love it :D. sometimes i add phantom dancer :D rl try it !
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Lovecraft304 | April 10, 2012 9:33am
I made a mobafire account just to thank you for this guide. Yorick is one of my favorite champs, but I felt a little lost with him for a while. Thanks for getting me back on the right track :)
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1nc0nc13vabl3 | April 10, 2012 9:26am
Great guide I like. might I suggest rod of ages for your 6th item cause it adds alot of health and mana to your pool and a little ap that goes with your w considering you have manamune and atma's

+1 rep from me
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sync1337 (24) | April 10, 2012 5:58am
Svangir wrote:

i dont think that this is the perfekt way to build yorik and i think there is alot of ways to do it better than this. this is a very standard way to play him and i think you need to look outside the box to find a way to play him more effective


If you read my introduction then you will know that this guide was never intended to be a specific way to play yorick but more of a guide that generally works in most games and also helps players understand him and also teaches them in the process. I am sure you can figure out a build more suited to yourself adapted from mine.
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EvilBread (2) | April 9, 2012 3:11am
When I first started playing Yorick, i used your builds. Sometimes I win and sometimes i lose. So i made my own build and i always win. hehe. check out my build if your interested.
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King Conker | April 9, 2012 2:45am
+1 nice guide. i loved following your guide and going "oh i see why he did this" and what not. anyways nice job on the guide.
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EvilBread (2) | April 8, 2012 8:58pm
Svangir wrote:

i dont think that this is the perfekt way to build yorik and i think there is alot of ways to do it better than this. this is a very standard way to play him and i think you need to look outside the box to find a way to play him more effective

Check on my guide if you want to see different results on Yorick.
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HigHig7 | April 8, 2012 8:45pm
Great guide! I love Yorick now, since he used to suck when i got him.
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Svangir | April 8, 2012 11:18am
i dont think that this is the perfekt way to build yorik and i think there is alot of ways to do it better than this. this is a very standard way to play him and i think you need to look outside the box to find a way to play him more effective
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XxLeeSinxX | April 5, 2012 2:35am
I tried it and just loved it...but why not trinity force???
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Damnedcheese | April 4, 2012 6:36am

why dp people upvote when there are 2 boots... remove 2 boots and it might actually make sense :L

It would help if you could spell, and weren't 12 years old, or old enough to have a little Common sense.
2 boots is situational, you will never choose two. One or the Other.
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Damnedcheese | April 4, 2012 6:34am
Just got 10/1/2 with this build, very nice, The only difference is that i was solo against two and used offensive masteries, very nice build, well done :3
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sync1337 (24) | April 2, 2012 10:57pm
Denair wrote:



Its called actually READING the guide. The items are explained in the item selection. Common sense also dictates that you would pick ONE of those boots that are shown. Just a quick way of saying that of all the different boots out there those are the two best, so choose according to your game.


Thanks for that! didn't have to repeat myself.
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Cpt Tyberius | April 2, 2012 2:54am
Great guide man. Completely dominated top lane with this guide
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katiosha24 | March 30, 2012 3:38pm

why dp people upvote when there are 2 boots... remove 2 boots and it might actually make sense :L


2 boots is your choice depending on the opposite team setup, if they got a lot of cc and ap then take mercs, otherwise CDR is the way to go
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Denair | March 30, 2012 12:02pm

why dp people upvote when there are 2 boots... remove 2 boots and it might actually make sense :L


Its called actually READING the guide. The items are explained in the item selection. Common sense also dictates that you would pick ONE of those boots that are shown. Just a quick way of saying that of all the different boots out there those are the two best, so choose according to your game.
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xXSkuxx DeluxeXx | March 29, 2012 3:38am
why dp people upvote when there are 2 boots... remove 2 boots and it might actually make sense :L
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katiosha24 | March 28, 2012 4:37am
following this build, so far so good... first game 5/1/22 and 2nd game 10/4/16 .. barely recalled just to buy when i have too much gold never running out of mana or health... AMAZING GUIDE MAN!! this my new favourite champ <3


+1 keep it up
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pap23 | March 27, 2012 6:41pm
nice build +1 ..my 3 last game win 13/5/20 21/5/13 and 9/0/25.very good
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Harn | March 24, 2012 12:44pm
It's okay, dude. I don't blame you for having real-life commitments, even though this game is obviously more important than real life :P
But thank you for making Yorick my second main champion :)
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lumini23 | March 20, 2012 9:25am
Nice Build bro :D
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Vern (25) | March 18, 2012 11:02pm
Nice. Utility mastery seemed strange until I tried it. I always ran Defensive.
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betazoid (7) | March 18, 2012 9:32pm
hey, quick question i recently bought yorick and started playing solo top with him. solo top is probs my best position so im pretty used to a lot of tanky solo top's but yorick seems to have the nicest skill-set ive seen (even over irelia).

the build ive been running is manamune, merc treads, frozen mallet, frozen heart, banshee's veil and last item trinity force. ive seen a few atma's in yorick builds but was wondering if you could break down the attack damage bonus? because i think having frozen heart and banshee's provides more attack damage when combined with the passive from manamune (not to mention the cooldown reduction and higher armor provided by frozen heart over atma's and the magic resist which is non existant in your items and its passive!!!). im pretty sure the mana damage > health damage.

thanks and nice build +1
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Meep2012 (1) | March 16, 2012 2:50pm
Um..I think you made a mistake in the masteries area. How can you get meditation without getting expanded mind?
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LoL_EU | March 16, 2012 9:12am
Ehm. You can't get Meditation if you haven't gotten 3 points in Expanded Mind. Ergo your masteries are flawed.

-1
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Lurg | March 15, 2012 3:58pm
Used the items, tried the advice, and I approve +!
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Ithereal (2) | March 14, 2012 9:36am
Awesome guide. I was a noob at Yorick until i used your guide :P
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Lauwarmbier (1) | March 14, 2012 8:36am
+1
i like this build. i prefer playing him with bloodthirster instead of gunblade. but thats your choice. i know this build works great :) and you are able to dominate every toplane if you know to handle yorick. good guide
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Bartos Mensk | March 14, 2012 3:05am
I just have to point this out. Your mastery set up is impossible. You can't put any points into Meditation without putting any into Expanded Mind.

Also, just one thing I've noticed with this, and really most Yorick builds, since you're focusing on getting Manamune at the beginning, Yorick doesn't really have any survival power. Sure, Famine can heal you, but not a lot, so you're leaving yourself open to die, over and over again before you start stacking on the AD and health.

Finally, why oh why does the purchase order up top have you buying both boots?
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Vahldeer (3) | March 13, 2012 5:22pm
If I remember correctly, it is also not possible to get Trinity Force in dominion, but I could be wrong, build looks pretty neat so I will think about your item choice when I get this guy.
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Mrsnuggles91 | March 11, 2012 9:50pm
+1 vote

Solid build, loving it. However I noticed that your subscript of your Masteries doesn't add up with your actual masteries, could you update please?

there's no way to get meditation without expanded mind. All in all though, great job on the guide!
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blo0draven | March 11, 2012 4:40am
This is a really nice build.With this Yorick is one of the best sustained dpses i have seen.
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Wilkojc | March 11, 2012 12:53am
Really sorry for multiple comments, by msitake.
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Wilkojc | March 11, 2012 12:51am
"This item is great for Yorick it has armor crit (which isn't that great) and the passive which converts a % of his hp into health."
Um... hp into health? Still nice, solid guide + voted.
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Wilkojc | March 11, 2012 12:51am
"This item is great for Yorick it has armor crit (which isn't that great) and the passive which converts a % of his hp into health."
Um... hp into health? Still nice, solid guide + voted.
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Wilkojc | March 11, 2012 12:51am
"This item is great for Yorick it has armor crit (which isn't that great) and the passive which converts a % of his hp into health."
Um... hp into health? Still nice, solid guide + voted.
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AranKirostok | March 11, 2012 12:41am
REally good guide, i made 24/10/15 first day, and 7/5/17 at first time playing.
Still, i think that Expanded mind(becouse of manamune) is better than good hands, especially that noone wanna die, right^^?
Still items are veeeeeeery good, even with full ad masteries (i forget to change)
i made this 24/10/15.
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Endlessmahou | March 10, 2012 2:53pm
ah yesh there seems to be a little mistake though,in the cheat sheet, the masteries meditation needs expanded mind, so i dont now get how to reorder my masteries, but still good guide !
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Angus163 (2) | March 10, 2012 12:32pm
right side of the mastery tree, you need to have expanded mind to raise meditation...
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Lord Zylok | March 10, 2012 8:15am
A good build, but I would add sheen in there too. Anyway +1
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hidranikox | March 10, 2012 3:54am
Talents mad.....How can i grab mana regain if i dont have first 3 points in mana per lvl.....lul! :D
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jkab | March 9, 2012 1:52pm
yeah i am trying to work that out aswell, i just didnt take the reduced death time and went with the meditation and the expanded mind
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Chubamyriver | March 9, 2012 1:21pm
Just one quick question, how can u get (meditation) without (expanded mind)??
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Werepirelord (65) | March 9, 2012 9:56am
Seems solid, gonna buy him now(50% off!).
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Ponder | March 9, 2012 4:59am
I think there is a mistake in masteries. Meditation requires 3 points in expanded mind.
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RandomRascal | March 8, 2012 10:18pm
Nice build
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Danja | March 8, 2012 7:08pm
Great build....except, how am I supposed to put 3 points into 'meditation' without putting 3 points into 'expanded mind' first? :)
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cloud123888 | March 8, 2012 9:31am
good guide overall, just 1 minor problem in the masteries, you cant get meditation without putting the 3 points in expanded mind.
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vipreur | March 7, 2012 2:50pm
11/0/3

is Yorick op with that build?

I always though he was noob champ.
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MrFatPanda (1) | March 6, 2012 12:37pm
Why dont you like trinity? or atleast sheen? Its proc synergizes remakably well with his q considering it only has a 5 second cd maxed out, and hes an ability heavy champion.
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K1ll3rbl4d3 | March 6, 2012 8:20am
I think you made a mistake with your masteries. You made Mediation on 3 but it needs the mastery before but you didn't use it. It didn't work in the game. Please change it.
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Bloodmace (1) | March 6, 2012 4:41am
REally good guide and worked for me well :)
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EvilBread (2) | March 4, 2012 7:20pm
This build is horrible. You must check out my yorick build. i have played yorick for a very long time. Iv'e been mixing all types of items on him and i have finally master him. he is very OP champ and can take down Tryndamere easily. Please check out my build. Use it, get victories easily, and give it a vote. Thanks.
http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/yorick-master-of-death-build-guide-186923
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mig og min ninja | March 3, 2012 2:52am
thank u
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Kalseng (1) | March 2, 2012 6:52pm
Oh hells yes. This thing works wonders.
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mig og min ninja | February 29, 2012 9:54am
do his ghouls allso slow if he has frozen mallet?
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Thedevil500 | February 28, 2012 8:52pm
Nice build helped me alot! there is not alot of good yorick guides out there only found 2 good ones.
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Beerpain | February 28, 2012 3:05pm
http://uppix.net/a/2/9/ee6e962181969889c209b43c7cf88.png

Your guide is simply op, nicely redacted, usefull in game. First it made me buy the char, but I also bought the Pentakill skin. Thank you. (You can add it on the wall of the guide.
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EvilBread (2) | February 27, 2012 6:03pm
he gets dominated in the early game and has weak damage and defense. check out my yorick build. you will be surprise how OP he is when you use my build.
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H1111 | February 26, 2012 7:14am
nice build but priscilla's blessing isnt in the game anymore but other then that +1
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Njacob | February 26, 2012 12:39am
1+ though it needs more cupholders
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grimace | February 25, 2012 8:54pm
Awesome guide mate. The only difference in my build is that i play with quintessance of fortitude runes instead of attack damage. Just find that yorick can be a bit vulnerable at the start of the game, extra health helps.
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qwaseder91 | February 25, 2012 2:42pm
+1, great guide concise but still gets a lot of good info across. Only one bad thing about it.... you cant actually use the mastery set up you've listed as you cant take the points in meditation without taking the points in the mastery above it!! Nice work though. xx
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epiCK32 | February 24, 2012 7:07pm
DON'T TRUST THIS GUIDE. i have seen better, i do not do the greatest using this guide either. Also look at his masteries, he tries getting second level mana masteries without filling the first level ones, which obviously means he hasn't even fully tested out the masteries page, because it's not physically possible to test it. Obviously his runes and masteries are false suggestions, so probably the whole guide is.
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AlphaX187X | February 23, 2012 1:05am
Hi

I just started reading your guide and haven't read even half yet, but I wanted to know whether you messed up with the masteries. I cannot get that configuration of masteries on LoL. Thanks.
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RegalCabbage | February 21, 2012 7:02pm
9/0/8 2nd time Yorick, this build is awesome :D
Although I did just level up W instead of alternating
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trashspawn45 | February 21, 2012 4:12pm
0-6-24 for masteries is impossible the way you have it set up. you have to get 3 ranks in expanded mind before meditation.
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Capn_Evan (11) | February 20, 2012 8:31am
Used it, but it's impossible to get mana regen masteries if you don't have mana per level. Chuck Testa.
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Kych | February 18, 2012 7:56pm
Seems nice guide and thats what I'm gonna start my Yorick adventure, although would be nice to revise the text like masteries which are totally outdated, and even the new mastery tree You picked up Meditation without spending any points in Expanded Mind therefore ending up spending kinda 3 extra talent points or so.. I only play LoL for a month so maybe tis only mu browser or smth^^ Anyways great job, defo +1 from me! :)
PS.
Yeah i did read it all and I'm aware You don't have time to update it regularly etc.
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Gremlinboy | February 17, 2012 4:56pm
seems well thought out and i like the fact that you took the time to talk about the new dominion items i voted +1 :)
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FlavVvor | February 17, 2012 2:44pm
great build, but
when do i have to sell manamune??
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Cano | February 5, 2012 11:59pm
I really liked this build. thank you for the guide
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Digriiz (5) | February 4, 2012 5:23am
Yep the guide is outdated and neets to be updated fast.
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piztog (1) | February 3, 2012 10:39am
can you update you guide pls :))
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Torment | January 27, 2012 9:14am
Please UPDATE the guide, and the masteries. Thanks.
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Slayus (30) | January 24, 2012 1:45pm
Update this guide and i'll gladly upvote it!
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nikola91okbs | January 22, 2012 6:24am
just to say, fix text after atma, u sad that convers hp into hp.. anyway good job, +1!
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steeh | January 17, 2012 5:42am
just a quick note, on ATMAS you wrote "...which converts a % of his hp into health."
we know what it does, just wanted to say there's a small mistake ^^
+1 anyway good work!
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yoshiro3333 | January 15, 2012 11:51am
I think people that downrate guides should try to make a guide themselves once, just so they know how much time is put into these things, and see random negative comments on their own guides. I totally feel for you on your first lines of the guide telling people to say why they down-voted. I'm putting a +1 but i just would like to know why you would put attack damage runes instead of armor pen? Great guide none the less! Does need to be updated from new mastery sets though
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Ardrann | January 12, 2012 11:31pm
Not a bad guide really, although I would recomend getting warmongs armor before you get atmas impaler(which you noted). The longer the match goes on the stronger you'll get. :-) Also if you throw in banshee's vail afterwards adds to both plus a nice shield then I'd grab frozen mallet if the game keeps on. Quite funny when they try and kill you at that point.
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Luxrail | January 2, 2012 3:21pm
Good build,it's great for solo laning, but when i got into team fights, i couldn't do much.
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Onrion (10) | December 27, 2011 7:58am
Great work. The guide was fun to read and you gave me some inspiration. keep it up!
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BlackJack998 | December 25, 2011 3:03am
After reading this guide i saw what kind of an idiot i am.
2 months ago i bought Yorick and didn't do well>i asked Riot for a refund and got ip back.
Can't wait to farm ip to buy him again.
+1 from me.Awesome guide(tried it on my friends comp.)
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Darkorbitmaster | December 22, 2011 8:04am
please rework the masteries mate good build though +1
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Alexbliksen | December 22, 2011 6:53am
I really like your build, its similar to what i normally play him. But if your support dont have heal, i think you should get it with yorick then, because heal is a very viable option, and its a must in every team comp.
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runeblade48 (6) | December 22, 2011 6:44am
I like your guide but have you tried infinite edge on Yorik? You say in your guide the crit isn't that useful from Atmas but I disagree. His Q at lv 5 is 150 + 1.2AD and can crit. I have gotten over 1.4K crits with his Q like that with a build just like your main one if you add Infinite to the mix. Just a thought.
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alligatoah | December 18, 2011 8:49am
Very n1 guide :)
really appreciate your work.
although i have a suggestion:

-i didn't build ionian boots in any game, and it still worked well,
so you eventually could leave this out, i like to build a spirit visage
or guardian angel instead(just funny with yorick).

+1
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Badass Prince Of LOL (53) | December 15, 2011 12:51am
expire..expire....
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beltran | December 13, 2011 8:29am
Could you please update the masteries for the new patch?

Great guide. I'll be happy to +1 when the masteries are ready :)
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areskay | December 12, 2011 10:07pm
Great results with your guide! +1
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orangenamu | December 12, 2011 2:39pm
+1

actually used your dominion mini guide and wrecked face, even though it was 2v1

awesome!
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MaClOveR | December 11, 2011 9:33pm
+1 Everything in this build works thanks for making me like to play yorick i use bought him:)
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Konanza (1) | December 11, 2011 11:46am
Really powerful build, i also tought that Manamune would be the most important for Yorick when he was first released. You got my +1
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Cowstep (7) | December 10, 2011 2:45am
Simple and solid. Won my first Yorick game with 13 - 5. Voted up :)
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Feredues (4) | December 9, 2011 4:19pm
I dunno if anyone has posted this yet, but I had trouble reading a number of your sentances due to grammar errors, such as your comment on Hextech Gunblade "A nice item even after the nerf but I not Prefer the Bloodthirster" I can guess you mean that you prefer The Bloodthirster, but would rather not have to guess. : )
Won't downvote just for these errors, they're obviously only a small portion of a effort-given guide, but will point out that it would benefit you to fix them greatly, and keep your place as top Yorick guide.
EDIT: If they're fixed, I can confidantly give you a +1, but not till then.
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Yaya | December 5, 2011 1:21pm
With your guide i won 2 games in row with best score in my team :DD i was most OP on map in both games since only ALL 5 enemies could kill me and all survive (high cc >_>) if it was 1v4 i would at least take 1 :DD ty very great guide +1 :DD
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Bloodandtears (1) | December 4, 2011 6:56am
I use to build trinity just after manamune.What do you think?Great guide just do the mastery update
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Edza | December 4, 2011 4:18am
It's actually not a bad guide but just update the masteries!
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LeBlanCC (1) | December 3, 2011 12:19pm
I think you need to update this guide
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Cheeto Slap | November 28, 2011 9:28pm
Great build, the only thing I would say is that they removed Priscilla's Blessing. Is there anything to replace it in Dominion?
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Blazs (1) | November 28, 2011 6:41pm
2 boots?
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m1LL1 | November 28, 2011 2:37pm
Hey! I have a suggestion on the masteries! These are the masteries I like to use... btw good guide dude! +1
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Miktin | November 25, 2011 3:35am
Hey! tryed this guid a few times now and i havent loos yet so i have to say its a damn good guid!
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Badass Prince Of LOL (53) | November 24, 2011 2:34am
good build
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ak333333 | November 22, 2011 2:34am
I first saw your yorick mobafire to use yorick, but after mastering him, I have different ways of using him. I use him in 3v3 though but everyone I play with "Random" says I am the best Yorick they have ever seen. I think im the3 first to use 3 quints of swiftness on him so you really dont need excape skills, i usually run away from anyone 75% of the time even with flash. I use clarity because im constantly spamming skills if not auto attacking. The only thing i like that u dont is "Q" but your playing %'s so I understand :D
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Briefcase Bunny (2) | November 21, 2011 4:16pm
Dude, so cool, the way this worked for me was grand! I love that you took time for a very unused champion!
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OblivionWraith (5) | November 19, 2011 5:11am
Wanted to buy Yorick for a while, though I don't know when he'll be on sale....honestly, I sucked the first time I played him and I'm waiting for a proper try with this guide.

I gave you an upvote because this is a pretty solid guide, but you probably do want to renovate the masteries or else people will downvote you for being outdated.
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Jimmins | November 17, 2011 2:42pm
Great guide! try and update masteries, as i just bought Yorick today and new masteries are out! kinda had to use my initiative with them lol <3 +1
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persephone (2) | November 15, 2011 11:48pm
nice. i wuld like to see what you sugest with teh new masterys. i think i may try his out or evn by him.
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Secretic (2) | November 13, 2011 7:51pm
Nicely done! Great guide
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Da Beast (6) | November 12, 2011 8:57am
Very nice guide. Good job.
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tainted07 | November 11, 2011 9:59pm
Awesome guide. Can't think of how this could be improved any more
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PlzDieForMe | November 9, 2011 4:20pm
Just tried this build its fonominal honestly i think he is the best solo top besides the choad lol but maybe thats because i dont know how to counter lol ill post a screen shot soon but i went 20/7/9
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CherriesO.o | November 8, 2011 10:21am
I love this guide..
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TheEagleLP | November 5, 2011 11:31am
Very good guide now i love to play yorick :D
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koksei (162) | November 3, 2011 4:38am
nice guide you got there :)
really helpful
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rhysyo (12) | October 31, 2011 2:33pm
+1 approved by yo how dare someone down vote because of perservance its great for him good guide nice job

sincerly rhys of the yo rhysyo:)
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Rashiksama | October 29, 2011 3:26pm
Helped me get a awesome score with Yorick. Thanks :D
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sync1337 (24) | October 26, 2011 9:20pm
Makes me happy knowing you guys are doing well with the guide! thanks for the support all =]
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arvin4445 | October 25, 2011 2:23pm
.... THANK YOU i got lol a week ago been looking for a fun champ and my first game with yorick using the guide i got 13 kills 2 death 3 assist and i only got to lvl 13 because the other team surrendered
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eatingpi | October 25, 2011 5:27am
i edited it a bit for my style but...ITS TOO AWESOME TO CHANGE!!! its well rounded. i killed annie with just my second and last skill once(at lvl 12) XD i love this build
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Zanato | October 24, 2011 4:44pm
Thank you for the great guide! I'm really developing a love for Yorick. Someone referred to him simply as Death, and I am inclined to agree. This was the result of my 2nd PvP match using Yorick and your guide, and my 7th PvP match ever:
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Rozsud3k (12) | October 23, 2011 6:18pm
Well thought out, well explained, and overall a great guide.

+1
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csensenbaugh | October 22, 2011 1:46pm
was just looking at your dominion part and i figured about the same thing one thing to note is that the health packs give a large amount of mana. Since the only mana boost you get is from the trinity that extra bump of mana helps a ton. Oh omen and famine deal magic damage even tho it scales off of ad it deals magic it's weird but i think in the end yorick is still an auto attack champ and grabbing magic pen may help your lane phase but that is the extent.
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FeaR HazarD | October 22, 2011 8:34am
really detailed guide with good builds etc. I just bought Yorick with Undertaker Skin and I think this guide helps me alot. +1 mate :)
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Kiryu | October 20, 2011 6:38pm
Xanhast wrote:

I downvoted because you have forgotten the major key thing a dps Yorick - Magic penetration. Your 2 major spells is damagin as magic damage - to improve this like a son a b, you need to have magic pen in runes, mastery and even boots if you'll like. Solo'ing against 4 is possible with tanky Yorick, just with 10 magicpen/15% from runes and spec.
I would like to give you great great profs for your work on the guide and inthusiasism on this lovely char, really. Good job mate. But, forgetting the most important thing for his, is a no go.


Read it carefully, the runes ''only'' for early game for yorick. They are for increase harassing damage.(Sample; That runes with yorick + caity = Awesome kills for your lane.) And.. which spell you talking about? Just Omen of Pestilence does ability damage.
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Xanhast | October 19, 2011 9:59am
I downvoted because you have forgotten the major key thing a dps Yorick - Magic penetration. Your 2 major spells is damagin as magic damage - to improve this like a son a b, you need to have magic pen in runes, mastery and even boots if you'll like. Solo'ing against 4 is possible with tanky Yorick, just with 10 magicpen/15% from runes and spec.
I would like to give you great great profs for your work on the guide and inthusiasism on this lovely char, really. Good job mate. But, forgetting the most important thing for his, is a no go.
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Kiryu | October 18, 2011 7:18am
Awesome Guide
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TremorMK (5) | October 18, 2011 3:49am
I am new with Yorick ,my only one expensive champion^^.I was wondering dose boots movement speed stack and isnt it better Eleisa's Miracle then Mercury's Treads?
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Lygarine (4) | October 16, 2011 7:59pm
For S&G I tried him out in a game following the top portion of this guide (yes the top portion of guides is really important).

my results were 15/6/18. very decent for a first time Yorick (my first time as ezreal was 2/14/22)

Thanks for the quick reference.
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YourFaceMyAxe | October 16, 2011 3:42pm
it seems since ur going the atmas and manamune route that you would want something to compliment these instead of hextech. IDK maybe i just like stats. Is it the active ability? cause I don't see why you would go for something that has AP on it since you say in the guide how W's damage is negligible. and the active isnt thAT good considering you already have the FM and W's slow
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banditero | October 16, 2011 2:18pm
Nice guide. You explain everything good. +1
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JuloFreeq | October 16, 2011 1:26pm
That build is epic, I didn't lose from moment i started using this setup of runes and items.
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cetrex (3) | October 15, 2011 8:38pm
Not bad of a guide.
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Noobkroyer | October 15, 2011 7:05am
Awesome Guide changed a bit myself to make it complete, thx +1
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Atarios (69) | October 15, 2011 4:31am
Would you consider Spirit Visage?
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bonreu | October 14, 2011 10:45pm
Love the guide. he came on rotation, checked your build and now i must say he is my most played dude. +1
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Nighthawk (674) | October 14, 2011 10:09pm
KingFaTe wrote:

couldnt u change the frozen mallet 2 a crystal scepter and the buy trinity?


No.

Crystal Specter is bad.

tbh I think FM is bad too, but w/e.
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KingFaTe | October 14, 2011 9:56pm
couldnt u change the frozen mallet 2 a crystal scepter and the buy trinity?
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techmarine123 | October 14, 2011 6:28pm
great guide +1
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Julit1740 | October 14, 2011 4:29pm
Dude I love this guide. It has totally powered up my Yorick play. thank you so much for making it.
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Regis | October 14, 2011 9:50am
Another good way to use Yorick's ultimate is to block certain champion's skills and skillshots. For example I had to 1v2 lane against Akali and Caitlyn and they were getting ballsy and towerdiving me. Once my hp was low enough Caitlyn thought she would be cute and ult me but I cast my ult on myself and positioned it in front of me to block Caitlyn's ult. You can also use it to step on traps etc... And if you're fast enough you can use it to intercept snaring/stunning skill shots aimed at you or your teammates.

+1
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Klaphood (1) | October 14, 2011 6:51am
Yay I just got you up to 94%! :)
Thanks for all the effort you put into this guide.
Had 2 or 3 very successful games with it.
Have yet to see though how it works in games that dont go so well as mine did (team-wise)!

But it's just sick! Thanks to Manamune/Tear you can spam the Ghouls everytime they're on Cooldown. You get 15% less damage while all 3 of them are up and you got alot of Health + sick Heal from E + CC-Reduction. And the Ghouls alone do incredible damage even without going fully in and bashing around with the shovel!

Wish you all the best!
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marxr87 (3) | October 13, 2011 7:00pm
I would like to also add, I just tried your dominion build and went 18/8/9 13 points captured and 7 neutralized with a 1761 score
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marxr87 (3) | October 13, 2011 3:43pm
This is the first comment I've ever left on mobafire, but this motivated me to say something. I just wanted to say this is an excellent guide. The FIRST time I played Yorick online I went 12-0-3!! Really good guide, congrats and thanks!
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Incendio | October 13, 2011 10:49am
Liked it a lot. Upvoted
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Fatality#16501 (1) | October 13, 2011 2:35am
Got 17-6 first time Yorrick with this build. I replaced Frozen Mallet with Wartmogs though.
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Chetalis | October 12, 2011 7:01pm
Amazing build, been using it for the Yorick Free week, took about 1 dominion match to get used to him, moved over to normal and now doing great almost every single match. Keep up the good work, and thank you for one of my new favorite champions. Hell, I even made this account just so I could upvote this and leave a comment.
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Jebus McAzn (457) | October 12, 2011 6:41pm
I don't necessarily know that I agree with FrAtma's on Yorick, nor do I agree with the lack of Triforce and instead going for Mallet+Sheen. I feel that Atmog's is stronger in general or a simple Triforce instead of building Sheen, then leaving it would be better.
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Kenshigo | October 12, 2011 10:24am
love your dominion guide! first time yorick ever, used your build, they had no chance against me at bot, i even captured theirs...mostly a second one comes for help, but he goes down too :D
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GabrielTBP | October 12, 2011 8:10am
I must say that this is a great guide. At first I didn't like Yorick so much, but after reading this it changed my mind, and recently I've started to think about buying him. I was lucky enough that he is free this week. :D Anyway, this is certainly +1 from me, and you good sir, continue your fine work. I wish you all a good day. :D
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sync1337 (24) | October 12, 2011 4:22am
ZeroKash wrote:

This Build is absolutely wonderful. i just played 3 games with it, i won and carried 2 and lost the third because my team was terrible.

i like to tweak this build a little

get Ionian Boots of Lucidity, in stead of Mercury's Treads
-because the enhanced cool down works nice with the masteries, and get blue buff as mush as possible so you -can spam his ghouls even faster

Get your E first so you don't have to buy pots. helps build a little faster.

:) thats all i have to say, im starting another yorick game right now, so i gtg. :)



Thanks for the comment! yeah I tend to get CD reduction boots more these days and you are right it does work really well with blue buff. I always max E first aswel =P
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ZeroKash | October 12, 2011 3:11am
This Build is absolutely wonderful. i just played 3 games with it, i won and carried 2 and lost the third because my team was terrible.

i like to tweak this build a little

get Ionian Boots of Lucidity, in stead of Mercury's Treads
-because the enhanced cool down works nice with the masteries, and get blue buff as mush as possible so you -can spam his ghouls even faster

Get your E first so you don't have to buy pots. helps build a little faster.

:) thats all i have to say, im starting another yorick game right now, so i gtg. :)
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Leetbix | October 12, 2011 3:07am
Great guide man, just went 12/2/14 following this guide, only thing i changed is frozen mallet and i replaced with an early trinity force +1
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HasimirFenring | October 12, 2011 1:17am
It has helped me out a lot, the dominion part is a nice addition and works like charm ;)
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LordWaffle (1) | October 11, 2011 10:23pm
sync1337 wrote:



You could have atleast read the guide before downvoting.


I've had the same problem with a dude on my Twitch for Dominion guide. Definite upvote, using your guide as we speak and doing great. Trying Yorick out in Dominion, then it's on to ranked games! Upvoting for sure. I'd do it twice if I could.
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sync1337 (24) | October 11, 2011 7:36pm
Awesome guys!! So glad it is free yorick week and people are doing well with the guide. Finally yorick will get some respect.
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SpankyMoeMoe | October 11, 2011 2:51pm
I LOVE this guide and build. Helped me DOMINATE early game.
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Grunderson | October 11, 2011 2:03pm
hey im kinda stupid when it comes to computers because i wanna take a screen cap of the game i just finished in which i went 31/8/12 using your build. so who ever knows how lemme know!
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Blowfeld (108) | October 11, 2011 1:19pm
Tried your guide and it made my start with Yorick quite easy. He plays very relaxing to the champions I have played before. Thanks to the itemisation which I only had to alter slightly and the masteries as well I never ran into the feared mana problems.

Verdict: Good!
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SEN101 | October 11, 2011 12:01pm
I love Yorick first game with him I was 15-3-10.
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iChicken | October 11, 2011 10:49am
First Time i ever played him. (Cuz Rotation blah) i went 16/5 with this guide ! Thanks man, i am going to buy this hardrocking Champion :D
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Cypher08 | October 11, 2011 9:08am
Loved the guide,that's exactly what i was searching for,he seems a pretty hard champion to build,but really fun to play.As you said,people underrate him alot,just like Wukong,a champion that I play alot,and only do like 12-2,10-1,etc.Anyway,+1 for you !
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sync1337 (24) | October 11, 2011 6:41am
No worries guys I am glad you like it.
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bayor94 | October 11, 2011 6:11am
Excelent guide +1 lovely. I would use a Guardian angel instead of hextechen gunbalde but still works great :> thanks bro for the guide.
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xjevn | October 10, 2011 2:52pm
I LOVE IT! first game whit Yorick and it goes really ****in awesome thank you <3
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sync1337 (24) | October 10, 2011 10:47am

I've witnessed this build first hand in game... it wreaks havoc! Top effort on the guide man, credit goes where it's deserved.



Cheers bro.
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LarrysLeftHand | October 10, 2011 6:59am
I've witnessed this build first hand in game... it wreaks havoc! Top effort on the guide man, credit goes where it's deserved.
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sync1337 (24) | October 10, 2011 1:30am

Wow thanks a lot for this magnificent buidl!!1. I do really well with it thanks so much


No worries =D and thank YOU for the support.
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ButtersGettingHard (1) | October 10, 2011 12:55am
Wow thanks a lot for this magnificent buidl!!1. I do really well with it thanks so much
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sync1337 (24) | October 9, 2011 8:42pm
asianjames wrote:

how do u make a guide


Click toola up the top then create guide.
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asianjames | October 9, 2011 5:27pm
how do u make a guide
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Carlz0rx | October 9, 2011 3:38pm
Carados wrote:

Preservance over good hands?

Let's put it this way: If you make a huge mistake in the intro, why bother reading the rest? If you aren't trying to make a guide optimal, don't make one.


That's such a good reason to downvote.

No actually, **** you.
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sync1337 (24) | October 9, 2011 8:29am
Swege wrote:

Ridj


Well said.
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Swege | October 9, 2011 5:14am
Ridj
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sync1337 (24) | October 9, 2011 12:39am

Awesome build, I was contemplating whether or not to get Yorick because I was watching the Spotlight for him and it kinda sucked... But this guide made me buy him and I personally love him. I have been having fun games using this build and I am glad you put in a dominion section, because my mates love dominion.

I like how people always say to me in game about how they never see people playing Yorick, and along with this guide, I also wonder why no one plays him!

+1


Thanks for that mate appreciate it! He is definitely an underrated champion and you can use that to your advantage when people underestimate you in games.
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A D1R7Y SANCH3Z (1) | October 9, 2011 12:28am
Awesome build, I was contemplating whether or not to get Yorick because I was watching the Spotlight for him and it kinda sucked... But this guide made me buy him and I personally love him. I have been having fun games using this build and I am glad you put in a dominion section, because my mates love dominion.

I like how people always say to me in game about how they never see people playing Yorick, and along with this guide, I also wonder why no one plays him!

+1
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Wayne3100 (452) | October 8, 2011 2:09pm
DuffTime wrote:

I wont comment too much but perseverance is a waste of mastery points and there's no sense in being stubborn about it.

Greed and/or buff durations both have the potential to aid you more than that mastery.

If you get Baron, you'll keep it 15 or 30% longer. A much more dramatic impact on a game than the miniscule effect of perseverance.

Greed will offer 2-3 free wards over the course of the game. Also, a much more dramatic effect. That will come in handy, seeing as solo top players need to ward.


http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Exalted_with_Baron_Nashor
--> Utility Mastery does not affect the duration of this buff.

Apart from that your point is valid, just saying :P
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BrainsickHater (1) | October 8, 2011 2:05pm
+1 because carados is a peice of **** and Yorick kicks ***. Your grammar could use eome work, but so could all of ours. Stay gold Moriboy.
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Ilovedark23 | October 8, 2011 10:20am
Calibern wrote:

I like your build , but why get Frozen mallet and Trinity force. I think your build on you cheat sheet should be the one with warmogs, because Yorick already has a built in slow. It isn't very good, but it should give you enough time to catch up to them and proc the slow from phage. Also you have a slow from gunblade so I really don't see why you would need the slow from Frozen mallet. Otherwise great guide.


why get trinity and frozen ? cause it is a must ! You'll be more tanky, you will have a better slow and more damage. Manamune + Frozen = more cdr, more dmg, more tanky stats. <3 I build manamune, cdr boots, trinity and frozen heart (or banshee if they got too much AP)and I can tell you that i find this so much OP. I don't care when I die, because when i die with my ult, I'm like a second Karthus but better :)

* PS : My main language isn't english .. soz XD
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iWillRun | October 7, 2011 9:28pm
On a side note, Yoricks OP!
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iWillRun | October 7, 2011 8:43pm
After seeing some videos on Yorick, I decided to blind buy him. Found this guide, and have been kicking *** with yorick ever since! Thanks! I love how people run away from the the 'W' ghouls when they can just kill them easily.
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Calibern (34) | October 7, 2011 4:25pm
I like your build , but why get Frozen mallet and Trinity force. I think your build on you cheat sheet should be the one with warmogs, because Yorick already has a built in slow. It isn't very good, but it should give you enough time to catch up to them and proc the slow from phage. Also you have a slow from gunblade so I really don't see why you would need the slow from Frozen mallet. Otherwise great guide.
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sync1337 (24) | October 6, 2011 7:29pm

I always thought Yorick was gay .. but that guide just changed my mind. He became onee of my main :D !


Awesome man thanks for letting me know. I was hoping this guide would get some more people into yorick. Also nice sig!!
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Ilovedark23 | October 6, 2011 1:05pm
I always thought Yorick was gay .. but that guide just changed my mind. He became onee of my main :D !
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sync1337 (24) | October 5, 2011 5:49pm

I can't stress enough how much your guide has helped me. Right now I finished a dominion unranked game with 1 afk on our team and a Riven with 2/14/12 ratio. I finished Trinity Force first and after that I could take on 2 eneimes, kill both and still have ~50% hp left. You were right, maxing E ghoul first then Q and W works amazing. Vayne and I engaged 3 enemies near the relics and we both survived, went top, killed Nidale and 30 sec later got Kog'Maw. And we got to keep the top. We managed to win aswell, thanks to me and Vayne.


If anyone is not sure either about Yorick or this guide, stop it now. People WILL underestimate you and you WILL bury them later on.


Good to see the guide helped man! Makes me happy cause thats why i made it in the first place.
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sync1337 (24) | October 4, 2011 11:05pm
Ok guys I get what you are saying thanks for the input =] I will change around a couple of things.
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DuffTime (670) | October 4, 2011 11:45am
I wont comment too much but perseverance is a waste of mastery points and there's no sense in being stubborn about it.

Greed and/or buff durations both have the potential to aid you more than that mastery.

If you get Baron, you'll keep it 15 or 30% longer. A much more dramatic impact on a game than the miniscule effect of perseverance.

Greed will offer 2-3 free wards over the course of the game. Also, a much more dramatic effect. That will come in handy, seeing as solo top players need to ward.
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Xofrevihs | October 4, 2011 9:37am
Wanna point out the math on Perseverance. While it's not worth downvoting the entire guide, it's a completely useless mastery, and Good Hands is better in pretty much every circumstance. Simply put, 4% of your regen means you get +4/100mp5, or simplified, +1 per 25 mp5. If you've got 25mp5, 1 more isn't going to make a difference. With these items you aren't going to be reaching even 50 mp5, so it's essentially 3 Mastery points for +1mp5.

10% shorter death timer, however, can and will win games. If you get ganked or have a run of bad luck, you're back to lane faster early on, and you can defend or push faster late game. Perseverance is a waste of points, about the same as the +5% base mana one.
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Retromancer | October 4, 2011 9:05am
I can't stress enough how much your guide has helped me. Right now I finished a dominion unranked game with 1 afk on our team and a Riven with 2/14/12 ratio. I finished Trinity Force first and after that I could take on 2 eneimes, kill both and still have ~50% hp left. You were right, maxing E ghoul first then Q and W works amazing. Vayne and I engaged 3 enemies near the relics and we both survived, went top, killed Nidale and 30 sec later got Kog'Maw. And we got to keep the top. We managed to win aswell, thanks to me and Vayne.


If anyone is not sure either about Yorick or this guide, stop it now. People WILL underestimate you and you WILL bury them later on.
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UtimatePr0 (30) | October 4, 2011 8:07am
Although I don't have Yorick and don't play him I feel your guide has potential. However I have to agree that Yorick is seriosuly underrated and people just don't paly him properly! I have yet to see a real 'pro' Yorick out there yet. Anyways I like your guide and feel your build has great potential, keep working on it!

I'm not terribly good with Yorick either LOL but I feel your build could produce some good Yoricks out there. But I really think he needs a buff.

And btw Zilean's ult will be activated first because Yorick's ult only activates after the person dies and Zilean's ult will be activated when he dies.

Be sure to check out my Wukong Guide! It's da first one.

+1
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sync1337 (24) | October 4, 2011 6:21am

Hi there. I have read your guide and I like it a lot. I have been thinking about buying Yorick for a long time and I have that option now. But because I couldn't see him in action or try him out I really don't know what to excpect from him. So I have a couple of questions for anyone who would take the time to answer them:


1. I normally play as somewhat of a tanky support, although I am quite capable as a dps fighter. My first question is: is Yorick suited only as a tanky dps fighter or can he support a lane buddy and in mid-late game teamfights?


2. Do any of you know how well accepted Yorick is in team selection? I don't want to constantly be harrased by my own team for picking Yorick or being forced to play full tank because players do not understand Yorick


3. This may sound as complete blasphemy, but, hear me out, could Yorick theoretically forego health and build pure AD and AP? If let's say our team's Caitlyn (or any other such carry) is failing badly, could Yorick take her role with a build of this kind or would he have to sacrifice HP for AD?


And I have a silly question that I haven't really found an answer for, nor have I really found similar questions on the Internet: if you and Zilean used your ultimate on the same ally, what would happen? Which ultimate would take effect first?


Thank you in advance for any reply to any of my questions.

Retro

P.S.: +1 to your guide


1. Yorick works best as an all round tanky dps who can soak up some damage for the team and put out some nice dps (especially on squishes). Although I would never consider him a full support he has two abilities which can support the team in both team fights and during the laning phase. His W is extremely useful throughout the game because of it's slow effect! I cannot count the times me and teamates are retreating from a fight and I drop my slow ghoul to keep the enemy team behind us. The ultimate can support in many ways I listed them in a specific section in my guide =]

2. Because a few trash talkers say Yorick is not viable you might get the occasional noob saying he is not a good pick. But the very few times this has happened to me I have proven them wrong by the end of every single game. Build Yorick how you want but I find a tanky dps build works best on him.

3. It is possible to build him like a straight out carry and his damage can become insane (like my dominion guide). But the way I play him I prefer to sacrifice some damage for some survivability during fights. The way I see it Yorick is great for soaking up some damage in fights and being able to sustain while I think you should leave the glass cannon builds to the carry.

Last question.. I honestly do not know the answer to that =P hasn't happened to me yet.
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Retromancer | October 4, 2011 5:13am
Hi there. I have read your guide and I like it a lot. I have been thinking about buying Yorick for a long time and I have that option now. But because I couldn't see him in action or try him out I really don't know what to excpect from him. So I have a couple of questions for anyone who would take the time to answer them:


1. I normally play as somewhat of a tanky support, although I am quite capable as a dps fighter. My first question is: is Yorick suited only as a tanky dps fighter or can he support a lane buddy and in mid-late game teamfights?


2. Do any of you know how well accepted Yorick is in team selection? I don't want to constantly be harrased by my own team for picking Yorick or being forced to play full tank because players do not understand Yorick


3. This may sound as complete blasphemy, but, hear me out, could Yorick theoretically forego health and build pure AD and AP? If let's say our team's Caitlyn (or any other such carry) is failing badly, could Yorick take her role with a build of this kind or would he have to sacrifice HP for AD?


And I have a silly question that I haven't really found an answer for, nor have I really found similar questions on the Internet: if you and Zilean used your ultimate on the same ally, what would happen? Which ultimate would take effect first?


Thank you in advance for any reply to any of my questions.

Retro

P.S.: +1 to your guide
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sync1337 (24) | October 3, 2011 9:29pm
Nighthawk wrote:

Why get Gunblade when none of his abilities scale off AP? (or so they say)



His W scales from AP.. I don't know where people are getting their info from but this change was made a LONG time ago.
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Catastropchic1 | October 3, 2011 9:02pm
If there's one thing I love in games, especially games with large varieties of things, it's to take something that's very underutilized and master it. I've been interested in Yorick for a while and finally broke down and bought him. My first match was blind, just went in and tried him, got owned appropriately but I wanted to get a feel for him.

Looked up this guide, gave it a try and it works great and makes him a real fun character to play. Great build! +1
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Nighthawk (674) | October 3, 2011 4:04pm
Why get Gunblade when none of his abilities scale off AP? (or so they say)
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Asterul (10) | October 2, 2011 11:06pm
great yorick build overall! Hope to see more from you.
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sync1337 (24) | October 2, 2011 10:49pm
PsiGuard wrote:

I'm no Yorick expert, but combining Trinity Force and Frozen Mallet is generally a bad idea. You'd probably be better off with Warmog's Armor instead of the mallet, since it gives more health for Atma's Impaler to work off of, and you don't really need the slow between Trinity Force and Omen of Pestilence.

If you don't like warmog's, another health item like Banshee's Veil would be fine too.


Hey mate thanks for the input. Honestly the trinity force is only there as an optional item if you do not buikd the hextech gunblade. If the game generally goes long enough i will build a frozen mallet>atmas impaler>warmogs armor. By that point i am pretty invunerable and you can add in a trinity or hextech as a luxury item.
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PsiGuard (862) | October 2, 2011 4:11pm
I'm no Yorick expert, but combining Trinity Force and Frozen Mallet is generally a bad idea. You'd probably be better off with Warmog's Armor instead of the mallet, since it gives more health for Atma's Impaler to work off of, and you don't really need the slow between Trinity Force and Omen of Pestilence.

If you don't like warmog's, another health item like Banshee's Veil would be fine too.
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Deadskull (1) | October 1, 2011 9:56pm
as a foreward; I suggest an update.
I use this quite often but discover going Mana Crystal->Tear->Tenacity boots->Spirit Visage->Sheen->Giants belt->triforce->Warmogs-> Ends you up with enough MR and HP to easily withstand a very heavy burst. Not to mention his laning becomes disgusting after maxing his E+Spirit Visage. I play Yorick as an offtank initiator, and with the Visage MR and passive, I can start and finish some pretty strong teamfights. You can pop your ult just AFTER you initiate to help get some misclicks off onto him, and it can really mess up a lot of champions who have skillshots or just are trying to microclick their skills. I agree with everything else in this guide and Consider it the Yorick Bible.

+1 for sure! I hope for an update soon my friend ;)
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Rewo | October 1, 2011 9:49am
YeahYeahMe wrote:

ehm i like the guide thats why i +1 BUT u say his w scales with ap, mobafire and my memory claim it scales with bonus ad

Well, it used to few patches ago. Anyway, gr8 guide +1
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YeahYeahMe (1) | October 1, 2011 2:59am
ehm i like the guide thats why i +1 BUT u say his w scales with ap, mobafire and my memory claim it scales with bonus ad
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leaguesdf (36) | September 30, 2011 7:06pm
nice guide +1 :)
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Colorfulism (2) | September 29, 2011 4:45pm
You should get a Sheen in between Mercury's Treads and the Frozen Mallet. +1
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Aced | September 29, 2011 9:53am
Best yorick player best yorick build. Awesome guide man.
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sync1337 (24) | September 28, 2011 11:08pm
Thanks alot guys you have given me motivation to add some more sections to this guide today.
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sync1337 (24) | September 28, 2011 11:07pm
sapmess wrote:

Good guide. Was previously using the higher score guide, but it's out of date and your build seems better in my opinion. Now just to bump this above 88% ;)



Thanks man I REALLY appreciate all the support I am getting for this guide. I plan to add more sections soon based on match up and stuff stay tuned.
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Stabel | September 28, 2011 10:27am
Good guide, works in 3s also
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Shargow | September 28, 2011 9:11am
Hi, i am a veteran yorick player, I use to play him solo top in ranked and i take almost the same build as you : exact same runes, item order : manamune,mercs,warmog,atma,trinity and FoN, sunfire cape or infinity edge depending on what the team needs most.
I have to admit i never tested the gunblade on him but it looks nice !
I also had some success with the CC build : manamune,mercs,rayles,frozen mallet,atma and trinity. You are really usefull to your team, you stuck them in tf with all your ghouls, awsome, you should try this, ennemy team will hate you :D
I also tried many times full tank and full dps builds but both are failures because yorick needs BOTH life and dmg to be efficient in the team.

=> +1 for this nice guide :)
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Yoryo_se | September 28, 2011 6:53am
Nice guide, goong to test it today!
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Meatballx | September 28, 2011 6:30am
Amazing guide for early game harassment and laning, but late game is a little weak. Trinity Force will fix that :)
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curselover (1) | September 27, 2011 7:23pm
good build
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egotisticalnoob (4) | September 27, 2011 3:19pm
Solid. I'd say replace the Frozen Mallet with a Ghostblade in the core build and move Frozen Mallet to the optional section. Otherwise, this is pretty much the exact same way I play him.
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egotisticalnoob (4) | September 27, 2011 3:18pm
Solid. I'd say replace the Frozen Mallet with a Ghostblade in the core build and move Frozen Mallet to the optional section. Otherwise, this is pretty much the exact same way I play him.
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revan90 | September 25, 2011 1:17am
Yorick without tri-force or even shen? well thats a late game fail,cuz your main dmg output will be Q+ tri-force passive...and i would but warmong insted of Frozen malet,it`s simply better with atma..I wont vote it down,but i dont like it...
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Wafflator (2) | September 25, 2011 1:03am
I have a question, I have not yet gotten or even played Yorick, but he looks very interesting. What is that Gunblade for? I was looking at his abilities and I can't seem to figure out what the ability power is for, unless i do not understand spellvamp (the other reason to get it?) Does spellvamp work with physical abilities?
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sapmess (9) | September 24, 2011 11:26pm
Good guide. Was previously using the higher score guide, but it's out of date and your build seems better in my opinion. Now just to bump this above 88% ;)
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Blowfeld (108) | September 23, 2011 4:48pm
There are only minor things I disapprove- overall a solid build.

Good work, Sir or Madam
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logologo (7) | September 23, 2011 6:35am
Perseverence grants you just 1hp/1mana per 5 seconds...I do not see it. But the rest of the guide is ok.
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sync1337 (24) | September 22, 2011 9:52pm

Hmm. Not bad, although I would really take a trinity on Yorick. What can i say? Its just the meta XD

But overall, this is still a pretty nice build. Good job.


Thanks mate trinity is in the optional items section that can be traded for hextech. +1 rep
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JakofAllSpaydes (110) | September 22, 2011 9:41pm
Hmm. Not bad, although I would really take a trinity on Yorick. What can i say? Its just the meta XD

But overall, this is still a pretty nice build. Good job.
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Colorfulism (2) | September 22, 2011 9:25pm
I like it.
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letsgoROSH (23) | September 22, 2011 7:45pm
Nice, solid guide and build. It's almost identical to how I build him! +1 from me
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Lolproplayer | September 22, 2011 8:29am
Great guide man way better the the rest on here keep up the good work
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sync1337 (24) | September 21, 2011 7:56am
Luther3000 wrote:

He kind of has a point about perseverance, if you look into the maths the amount of health/mana regen you get from it is completely negligable.

I don't think it's really a reason to downvote the whole guide though just because of that.


I changed my points around abit anyway. The mastery on it's own is pretty average but with the other regen masteries and tear of the goddess mana regen becomes insane. I have tried with and without it and notice a difference n
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Luther3000 (436) | September 21, 2011 4:57am
He kind of has a point about perseverance, if you look into the maths the amount of health/mana regen you get from it is completely negligable.

I don't think it's really a reason to downvote the whole guide though just because of that.
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Swege | September 21, 2011 12:55am
Tanky DPS ftw.
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Sargez0r | September 21, 2011 12:18am
Solid guide man +1
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sync1337 (24) | September 20, 2011 8:52pm
Guias wrote:

+1 just to counter-act that Carados ******.



Good guide. Would read again


Thanks mate i really appreciate that.
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Guias (2) | September 20, 2011 8:41pm
+1 just to counter-act that Carados ******.



Good guide. Would read again
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sync1337 (24) | September 20, 2011 8:27pm
Carados wrote:

Preservance over good hands?

Let's put it this way: If you make a huge mistake in the intro, why bother reading the rest? If you aren't trying to make a guide optimal, don't make one.


You could have atleast read the guide before downvoting.
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Kramis (3) | September 20, 2011 3:47pm
+1
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SinDelta (26) | September 20, 2011 1:16pm
Seems well thought out, I like it +1
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Carados (2) | September 20, 2011 10:23am
Preservance over good hands?

Let's put it this way: If you make a huge mistake in the intro, why bother reading the rest? If you aren't trying to make a guide optimal, don't make one.
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sync1337 (24) | September 20, 2011 9:17am
Luther3000 wrote:

Seems like a solid guide to me, I gave you an upvote.

Also, if you'd like I believe there's an option to force people to leave a comment if they vote on the guide (so that they have to give you a reason).


Thanks alot mate i appreciate it! I will check that option out thanks for letting me know.
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Luther3000 (436) | September 20, 2011 9:03am
Seems like a solid guide to me, I gave you an upvote.

Also, if you'd like I believe there's an option to force people to leave a comment if they vote on the guide (so that they have to give you a reason).