Yorick Build Guide by GHOULGUY YORICK
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Runes: Juggernaut grasp page
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+10% Attack Speed
+10% Attack Speed
+10% Attack Speed
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Threats & Synergies
Nunu & Willump
Champion Build Guide
My name is Ghoulguy, just here to give you guys the best of the best build on our Champion called Yorick.
You will be seeing a lot of nutty/crazy build for this champion, but i assure you guys that my build works 100% in game Unless you're new to my champion, end up feeding cause you got gank by the enemy jungler and or also your teammates feeding their heads off! Join us on discord Click here to join...
STORY TIME: "These isles... how they scream." - Yorick The last survivor of a long-forgotten religious order, Yorick is both blessed and cursed with power over the dead. Trapped on the Shadow Isles, his only companions are the rotting Shepherd of Souls corpses and shrieking Eulogy of the Isles spirits that he gathers to him. Yorick's monstrous actions belie his noble purpose: to free his home from the curse of the Blade of the Ruined King (item)
FUN FACTS ABOUT WHAT GHOULS/MIST WALKERS CAN & CAN'T DO -
FUN FACTS ABOUT OUR MAIDEN OF THE MIST YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT -
WHEN IT COMES TO YORICK'S ABILITIES, MOST PLAYERS INCLUDING THE Yorick[/color] MAINS AND ALSO THE Yorick BEGINNERS WOULD BE MAXING Yorick (E) ABILITY Mourning Mist SECOND AS A STAPLE IN EVERY GAME.
I GHOUL GUY MADE THIS GUIDE TO SHOW YOU ALL THE PROPER WAYS ON WHAT ABILITIES YOU SHOULD BE MAXING FROM FIRST TO LAST AND I'LL ALSO EXPLAIN MY DECISION ON DOING SO.
GHOUL GUIDE ABILITY PAGE #1
-> So lets get Yorick's (Q) ability Last Ritesout of the way! Always max it first cause that is normally the best thing to max first from your abilities.
-> GHOULS/GHOULETS please maXXXX out your Ultimate (R) whenever you get the chance!
The levels to upgrade your ultimate will be at level 6,11,16, in that order.
-> THIS PAGE IS TO LEARN WHEN TO MAX (E) MOURNING MIST SECOND AND ALSO WHY YOU SHOULD..
-> THE ONLY REASON FOR ME TO MAX MY E AS YORICK WOULLD BE BECAUSE I'M FACING CHAMPIONS THAT HAS TO MUCH MOBILITY, TO THE POINT WHERE I WOULD PREFER TO GET AS MUCH DAMAGE DOWN THAN GET NOTHING AT ALL. WHEN I SAY MOBILITY IT MEANS CHAMPIONS THAT WOULD HAVE leaps, DASHES, BASICALLY ANYONE THAT CAN ESCAPE YOUR CAGE (W) Dark Procession FOR EXAMPLE; Irelia AND Ornn.
-> THIS CHART IS ALL ABOUT MAXING W SECOND (DARK PROCESSION)
-> THE BEST TIME TO MAX YOUR (W) ABILITY, IS WHEN GOING UP AGAINST CHAMPIONS THAT HAS NO MOBILITY..... HMMMMM.... SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE!!! WAIT THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT!
MAX MY CAGE (W) ONLY WHEN FACING CHAMPIONS WITHOUT MOBILITY!! NAHHHHHHHH THATS DUMB AS ......
ACCORDING TO MY GHOULISHOUS FACTUAL CHART AND EXPERIENCE (SINCE THE DAY YORICK HAD A BIGGER *****). MAXING YORICKS (W) ONLY AGAINST CHAMPIONS THAT HAS NO MOBILITY SUCH AS Darius, Nasus, Rumble, Olaf, Teemo, AND THE LIST GOES ON.
LET ME EDUCATE YOU GHOULS/GHOULETS ON WHEN YOU CAN MAX YOUR (W) ABILITY ON YORICK.
-> FACING CHAMPIONS LIKE Jax & Tryndamere FOR EXAMPLE NORMALLY Yorick PLAYER WOULD PREFER TO MAKE MAX E BECAUSE THEY CAN ESCAPE FROM YOUR W ABILITY (CAGE) BUT THE TIP IS MAXING W VS THESE CHAMPIONS ARE MORE OF A PLUS FOR YOU THAN A MINUS.
-> [YOU SEE WHEN Jax, Tryndamere AND MANY OTHERS WANTS TO ENGAGE IN A FIGHT WITH YOU, 100% OF THE TIME THEY WILL ENGAGE BY USING THE ONLY TOOL (ABILITY) THEY HAVE TO ESCAPE AS WELL. IN OTHER WORDS THIS MEANS YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO TRAP THEM WHILE THEY ENGAGE AND MAKE PROPER USAGE OF YOUR CAGE (W).
-> KEEP IN MIND GUYS THAT EVERY CHAMPIONS ABILITIES HAS A CD (COOL-DOWN) BEING USED. IT'S ALWAYS A PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO PUNISH PLAYERS FOR MAKING MISTAKES/BAD DECISIONS ON ABILITIES THAT COULD HELP THEM FROM BEING BUSTED DOWN, OR PUNISH TO THE POINT OF DEATH/ GIVING UP A KILL.
-> JUST KEEP THIS IN MIND, CHAMPIONS SUCH AS Renekton, Irelia WHO HAS MORE THAN TWO (2) DASHES CAN ALSO BE KILLED WHEN KNOWING WHERE THEY WILL PLACE THEIR ESCAPING ABILITIES... BUT WHEN DEALING WHEN CHAMPS WITH A LOT OF MOBILITY LIKE Irelia, Renekton THAT HAS NOT ONE BUT MULTIPLE DASHES. I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO MAKE YOUR E (SLOW) ABILITY SECOND.
-> *PRO TIP* IF YOU'RE ONLY DEALING WITH A CHAMPION THAT HAS ONLY ONE ABILITY THAT CAN ESCAPE FROM YOUR CAGE (W)... AS A YORICK PLAYER -> MAXXXXXXX THE HELLLLL OUT OF YOUR (W) SECOND CAUSE YOU CAN OUTPLAY THEM SUPER HARD:)
This is one of my most played rune page for Yorick and will be until riot decides to Nerf Conqueror damage and its healing.
Guys reason for my version of this Conqueror rune page, we have so much healing due to Conqueror new buff (Old fervor). It provides you with a lot of sustains. Please note to self that your ghouls and also maiden proc's the effect of Conqueror, they also help stack Conqueror + heals you for 15% of the damage they've dealt.
I pick Minion Dematerializer because
1. I'm garbo at last hitting and so are you :)
2. Who else hates being harass while trying to last hit a minion? If it's only me, then you guys are all lairs!
3.Like the item itself explains; For any minion (only in lane, no jungle monsters) that you kill you gain bonus damage when dealing damage to minions of its type Cannon minion , Melee minion , And Caster minion .
Keep in mind that your Ghouls and Maiden also proc's the effect of the " Minion Dematerializer" So even tho i don't have " Demolish", You still got yourself good split pushing power #Goodbye Zz'Rot Portal
Time Warp Tonic, it's mostly for the amazing healing and sustain you get for early game. But also else your potion is still active (still healing from it) you gain 5% movement speed until the healing your potion wares off.
This is a topic i wanted to touch base with you ghouls and proved you with some information on my opinion about these runes. So lets start with Conquer.
I Use Conqueror vs anyone who i can beat in lane.
2. Conqueror is a great rune vs Range champs compare to Grasp, my reason for saying this is because you wouldn't be able to stack Grasp of the Undying as much if you're being kitted (con).
Don't get me wrong tho, if you as a player want to run Grasp of the Undying vs range champs i have many video on youtube with the runes i would run vs them such as Approach Velocity & Minion Dematerializer.[/b]
Conqueror is also perfect into Tanks because you wouldn't be able to burst them down only because of the amount of armor they will stack against you. But while the fight is prolonged, you'll get an advantage from Conqueror which is the 15% healing and also the adaptive force damage whiles it fully stack Conqueror. These are some very important tips and advice that i'm giving you guys on conquer please take notes.[/color]
Now the CON of this rune Conqueror is that its not the best vs champs that has very good burst damage and lane control such as Irelia Jax and more. Now this is where i'll bring Grasp cause it can do the job better.
For Grasp of the Undying i'll use it vs anyone/champs like Jayce, Jax, Irelia, Fiora, Riven, Tryndamere, Renekton, Quinn, Vayne. It provides you with early game damage/pressure especially when you combined its effect with the item " Sheen" since Yorick lacks early game damage overall, this is huge.
Please note that even so you should still respect the champs i've mention such as Jayce and more.[/color] Having " Minion Demaneraliser" for your second rune page -> Provides you with the ability to farm safe, not only that but you also get get extra damage on any minions you kill such as -> Caster minion , Melee minion & Cannon minion , i know its awesome, I'm awesome you're welcome lol! Minion Dematerializer for the winz...
Keep in mind that your ghouls and maiden proc the effect of -> Minion Dematerializer <- as well with means when you Release your Eulogy of the Isles and ghouls they will be dishing out bonus damage towards those targets minion that you've killed with the Minion Dematerializer
And another thing ghouls, i would never recommend Grasp of the Undying vs Tanks only because Conqueror is better and i explained that part already. Overall tho that doesn't mean you can't win lane or game vs a tank if you play it safe and proper.
MY FAVORITE RUNE EVER MADE! LETS GET IN TO WHY I'M SO IN LOVE WITH Unsealed Spellbook
Unsealed Spellbook is a rune that is extremely underestimated by players in league of leagues and also those that plays Yorick. But this is why i The GhoulGuy is here to give you spread some light on this rune for you all.
This item Doesn't have any Cons at all except for the fact you have to wait 6 mins in game to change summoner spells in most cases that's not needed at all, so only pros .
It is both offensive and defensive which to me sounds like a lot of times when playing in lane i love surprising my enemy top laners for example most of the time when you blow all your summoner spells and everything is on cooldown (cdr) you just can't do anything but Unsealed Spellbook makes up for that lack in what you might need overall.
You have every and all summoner spells at your disposal and for every 3 summoner spells you use you'll get back the first summoner spells you took from Unsealed Spellbook. TELL ME THAT'S NOT BROKEN!!!! You can even set up baits when low in health (HP) by taking Heal or Barrier even Exhaust.
If you're facing anyone that can kit meaning a champ which can (zone you from touching/hurting/damaging them) there is Heal, Exhaust and Ghost that you can take from this rune. Each of these summoner spells can help you get close to the target minimizing the damage you would have taken.
Keep in mind you can have a Heal, and Clarity Summoner spell that can also be shared with your allies. Broken!
Ghouls you players have been sleeping on this rune take it and give it a try here is my rune page for it.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND TO RUN SUMMONER SPELLS THAT CAN HELP YOU ABUSE THE EFFECT OF Unsealed Spellbook, MEANING RUN ONLY SUMMONER SPELLS WITH LOW COOL DOWN REDUCTION FOR EXAMPLE Ignite AND Ghost.
So lets getting into the rest of the runes that isn't the greatest but works well with Yorick in most match-ups. lets that with *ARCANE COMET*
This rune is very good against mage matchups such as Akali, Teemo, Ryze, Rumble, Lissandra AND MORE.
Arcane Comet can also be use against champs such Jayce, RIVNE, Darius, Malphite AND MORE!
I mostly use Arcane Comet only because it provides you with bonus damage, it scales meaning the more the game progress/the later you are in game the more damage and advantage the rune itself gives you.
Here is my rune setup for this item, if you have anymore questions please follow me on twitch so i provide you with answers :)
Note to self ghouls/ghoulets i normally would leave the masteries blank only because you'll be fighting different match-ups, meaning you'll have to switch it up every now and then.
NEXT UP WE HAVE Prototype: Omnistone
Prototype: Omnistone is a rune that you might find fun as well as competitive in rank.
Having a huge variety of runes to play with insane. This rune is basically Unsealed Spellbook But instead of getting summoner spells you're getting runes, keep in mind you cannot take what runes are what to play with, that is the only downside.Overall tho Yorick can work with just about all of them so don't worry.
There is not much else to explain about this rune, its very simple and straight forward. Here's the rune i run for Prototype: Omnistone
LAST BUT NOT LEAST WE HAVE Glacial Augment
Glacial Augment is a rune only good for getting more CC (slows) because your/my teammates are in lack of it or because am facing a champion in top lane and i need the extra slow to keep them in range so i can dish out my damage without being kitted by my opponent.
Please keep in mind that this rune is the most busted from all runes in League Of Legends when it comes to team fights.
YES i know what you're thinking, "but GHOULGUY all you have is a slow that only effects one target on attack, right?" "WRONG!"
You see, there's more to this rune than just a little baby slow from your auto attack.
For example if you want the full effect from this item as Yorick you'll need to get items such as Randuin's Omen, Blade of the Ruined King, Twin Shadows, Everfrost AND MANY OTHERS THAT PROC ITS EFFECT.
The effect of using these items an enemy champion will allow you to have AOE slow meaning you'll be targeting and affecting multiple people/players with your slow from Glacial Augment instead of just one.
TELL ME THAT'S NOT AWESOME!
But for Yorick i would only recommend getting Blade of the Ruined King AND Randuin's Omen. Only because Yorick ability power (AP) scaling isn't that great. But don't be sad... You can to build Liandry's Anguish this item on Yorick is the best! I would recommend building it VS Tanks or any champions besides Tryndamere and Irelia. I also prefer it over Blade of the Ruined King but i will mention it later on ITEM chapter.
HERE IS MY RUNE PAGE FOR IT,
Whatsup you crazy ghouls, this rune page is by far my favorite rune page on league of legends right now beside my Grasp of the undying version. Lets get more indepth as to why i love this rune page.
Overheal is just one of the best rune on the precision treeline. But first i'll explain my reasons for stating this
Presence of Mind is useful if you're a player that runs out of mana. You will still need to get a kills/assist in order to get the effect which is very easy when you think about it. You can also go to the SORCERY treeline to pick up Mana flow band if you want to stack on mana , keep in mind Manamune is also an item that can help out in the early to late stage of the game with mana, not to mention you gain bonus damage for the % of the amount of mana you have, That's nuts.
Triumph is only good when it comes to getting kills or an assist, don't get me wrong or anything. Gaining some % hp (health) back is great and all plus 20 gold, is it worth it?
I prefer getting Overheal cause you will have a nice shield in the early stage of the game. Not to mention you have many things that can get you that shield faster, for example, Bloodline (rune), Doran's Blade, corrupted position , Yorick's Q ability heals him and doubles the healing effect when he is 50% in Health or below. And last but not least, HoneyFruit in river, GHOULS it comes around 6 minute in .
What does this provides you ask? The healing/mana you gain from each fruit you pick is great. But remember if you're passed your healing capacity you'll gain a shield in return due to the effect of Overheal RUNE
Lets talk about whats great about the rune
1. Gives great healing
2. Scales perfectly for late game
3. Has amazing synergy with Overheal4. Stacks quickly if you're good at farming lane or jungle, Roaming to help with dragon , herald and of course last but not least if you know how to get kills in lane, roaming or team-fights.
1. Takes forever to stack!
2. PASSIVE Only gives 0.6% per stack really RIOT!!!!
3. Not great for Iron or Bronze players, or players that sucks at farming. PRACTICE!
But apart from what I've mentioned from "cons", as long as you work on your farming in lane and jungle + roaming for the herald+dragons you'll always do great when it comes to stacking Legend: BloodLine ASAP.