Yorick Build Guide by Defensivity1
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Runes: My S10 runes
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist
Ability Order My usual ability order
Threats & Synergies
You should just ban out jax so that you dont have to play against him, his e makes ghouls unable to damage him and he outduels you at level 3 and beyond. its really not fun to be up against him so i would just dodge to avoid it.
Almost as bad as being up against jax the only difference is you can damage him with your e/ghouls and you generally can trade early with 3-4 ghouls you just have to base at either level 4 or 5 to buy 1-3 cloth armors or a cloth armor and ruby crystal.
Very threathening his q can heal off of your ghouls and he can e w q and then e out to default win short trades so dont be within 1 renekton E range.
Before level 6 darius is even scarier then Jax Tryndamere and Renekton combined. his bleed effect does a lot of damage give up any minions to not trade with him just be in experience range. at level 6 its your turn (W>E>R>Auto>Q) unless he mananged to get fed before then.
Urgot is a skill matchup you have to avoid getting flipped by him early because his E flip and W. make it so you end up taking a lot of damage and you do need ghouls to trade against urgot. At level 6 its your turn to completely demolish him in a similair fashion as darius.
Easy matchup as long as you dont get hit by the Q's which are easy to dodge by trying to not stand still. At level 2-5 Spawn 4 ghouls, e w and you either got his flash or he will be respawning in 15. ( or you missed your e but dont do that )
Be carefull early, level 1-3 he can heavily outtrade you with his cleaver e and w. if however he does not hit his cleaver you should win the trade. And be prepared every time your maiden is down past level 6 or at level 6, you really do need your maiden to outtrade him or have some ghouls for a small trade.
Very threathening before level 6, just as with darius. try to stay safe before you hit level 6 even if this means not getting a single minion untill you can farm them safely under tower.
Very similairly to mundo he can outtrade you in the early levels when you dont have your maiden with you. but past that whenever you have your maiden with you he is very easily dealt with.
Against fiora rushing a bramble Vest is a must. if however you completed your bramble vest and hit level 6 fiora becomes pretty easy to deal with, but do not upgrade bramble vest and do not sell it untill you finished all items and can afford a mortal reminder
Be carefull to not get hit by Illaoi's e where she pulls your ghost from you. if you dodge that and she is between level 2-5 as are you you can all in with 3 or 4 ghouls.
Dont go near bushes that you have no vision in and when you have sanguine or triforce contest his barrels. but whilst contesting them you need to have atleast 3 ghouls with you. if he tries to hit you with the barrel ur trying to contest throw your e at him and run at him. he will most often not win an extended trade against us if you caged him with ur w.
Just like Dr Mundo and Aatrox he can outtrade you early and his Q silence is a bit abnoxious. if you have some ghouls with you and hit your e feel free to trade or all in. where garen is different however his e does a lot of damage so be carefull to not stand inside of it for too long.
Gnar has a lot of damage so always be carefull to not be hit with his third auto attack from the passive of his w. do not be ashamed to base at level 4 or 5 to buy some cloth armors or a tabi if you can afford it. He is very slippery. if his E is on cooldown and you have triforce finished you can duel him.
Gragas just like cho gath is a very easy matchup. All you need to do is have 3 or 4 ghouls and capture him with your w hit your e. he will either be flashing or respawning afther you auto him enough times inside of ur cage with ghouls.
Same story as gragas, Capture him inside of your W hit your E. When you have some ghouls with you and he will either be flashing or you helped him base.
He is a lot like Gnar and will constantly be pushing you under your tower early. When you have ghouls feel free to poke him with your E and ghouls. At level 6 you can straigth up run at him, W Spawn maiden and E and he will be respawning in 20.
A lot of Yorick mains have trouble playing against Irelia, i however am not one of them. I like to go Dorans shield (And recommend it to anyone else as i think its an amazing item) and play it safe before 6, a bit like darius you do want her to be pushing the wave and whenever you have ghouls throw them at her. At level 6 with the maiden you will outdamage her. but do not forget to buy some ruby crystals (Health) or maybe ninja tabi as it will help you stay healthy if she is good at irelia.
He is a lot like gragas but then he is even weaker. You will straigth up crush kassadin consider buying a spectre's cowl if you have trouble but you should be able to easily win this matchup.
A lot like Darius you should avoid melee trading in to her. Ofcourse its always good to throw your E and get some ghouls to damage her. at level 6 its your turn.
Rush Ninja Tabi in to jayce and build 1 Ruby Crystal. Further itemize in to Sanguine or Tri and do the build as usual. Your dorans shield potion will really help to mitigate some of jayce's early damage. at level 6 however its your turn
With dorans shield you will not be noticing her poke early game all that much. Try to all in her every time you hit your E and have 4 ghouls with it (untill level 6 this works)
He is Exactly the same as Gnar, avoid his third ability from hitting you so you dont get stunned. At level 6 its your turn.
Against kled getting Ninja Tabi and sitting on an extra ruby crystal is a very good idea. You will need health so that he cant kill you as easily and it gives scaling to the armor you build. Sanguine Triforce finished? Get yourselve an Executioner's calling because Sanguine blade is very good on him. you absolutely do not want him to lifesteal the full amount of his sanguine blade.
Get yourselve some Mercury treads, a spectre's cowl and proceed the build as usual. lissandra is very weak in comparison to us especially with ghouls. its only very difficult to kill her because her E can give her so much distance and you absolutely do not want to dive a lissandra.
His Q slow is annoying, against malphite you have to be very carefull of being ganked. He is very good at setting up ganks with his q that slows you and his ult at level 6. if you have some ghouls you cant stick on to him because he will slow your attackspeed by a lot but you generally tend to win short trades. And if his jungeler is not near you will win every trade at level 6 as long as you have either a magic mantle/spectre's cowl or sit on an extra ruby crystal.
Avoid going near bushes because when he Throws sapplings (His E) in to them they deal a lot more damage. Be carefull of being ganked when against Maokai as he has a lot of CC. You will win trades with 3 ghouls or more. If his jungeler is not near you can easily all in him with your Ult, W and e and he is very likely to if not die Flash.
Early you will outtrade him very easily with ghouls and he is very killable. If someone is to pick Yi top just be carefull of when he builds a rageblade and lifesteal/attackspeed items.
Mordekaiser easily outtrades you early There is multiple possible solutions, spirit visage rush perfectly viable Triple null magic and rushing sanguine to just duel him perfectly viable Rushing a QSS aka quicksilver sash Perfectly viable. To 1v1 him you definetly need to have a good amount of mr and health or damage. If he gets conqueror getting Executioner's calling is a good idea.
Like Cho gath and Gragas he is very easy to kill early with ghouls. At level 6 you have the upper hand and can kill him with maiden, cage and E. Just be carefull to not trade in to him when he surpasses 400 stacks from his Q if he mananged to not fall behind.
A lot of poke to hit you with makes it so you have to be a bit carefull early. But having Spectre's Cowl on top of Dorans shield makes her easy to outtrade at level 6.
Exact same as Cho Gath, dont get hit by the Q you tend to win trades when you have ghouls. If you W and E her with ghouls she will very likely flash out of your cage or die.
Dont walk in to his melee range early, Poke him with ghouls whenever possible He outtrades you before level 6. At level 6 its your turn.
Be carefull of his fear and try to kite him with maiden when you are level 6. you do tend to win his all ins as long as you have grievous wounds (Executioner's Calling) Poke him with ghouls Whenever possible.
Be carefull early game his Q will do a lot of damage, just like nautilus he will outtrade you before level 6. Feel free to poke him with ghouls every time you can and at level 6 you win if you manange to cage him up with your W.
She is really strong early game. Dorans shield mitigates a lot of her poke build a Spectre's Cowl or Executioner's calling and sit on a ruby crystal. At level 6 you will outtrade her easily with maiden.
Dont get hooked under tower you are free to push him in before laning phase. Poke him with ghouls, and at level 6 you straigth up kill him with your maiden w and e.
He is very good in to you before level 6. However at level 6 you do win with maiden he is very easy to kill.
Do not trade in melee range with your q before level 6, as he will win these trades with ease and leave you surprised about how a tank can do that much damage. At level 6 with maiden you win if you mananged to cage him up with your w and hit your e.
Before level 6 she can outtrade you, but when you turn level 6 if you capture her inside of your W and hit your E with maiden you will win that trade, she will ult you or flash to disengage.
She can roam a lot so when she hits level 6 be sure to ping Quinn level 6 to ur teammates She can be very oppressive in laning phase and do not be ashamed to base at level 4 or 5 to buy either cloth armors or ruby crystals or a tabi. At level 6 if you manange to hit your E and then w her or do it the other way around you will default win those trades as long as you hit your abilities.
Before level 6 treat him like darius, but also avoid being within his Leap range from bushes. At level 6 if you bought tabi and some other combat stats, (Damage/HP/Attackspeed/Armor) you will beat him with the maiden.
Dont be within her q range you generally tend to want to be 2 riven Q's away from her. If she then forces a trade on you prefferably if you got a big wave and you have some ghouls feel free to all in her At level 6 you will beat her, however it is advised to have some armor or health items at that point. (Forcing here means getting the trade on you despite it being bad because she lacks the abilities or damage to outduel you)
Rumble is very threathening early, At level 6 you will outduel him it is advised to build Spectre's cowl in to rumble and then proceed building the core items.
Ryze outpushes you and has a lot of poke damage early. If you build Spectre's cowl on top of your Dorans Shield it becomes very difficult for him to poke you out. At level 6 with maiden if you W and hit your E you win that all in with ease.
Be carefull to not be near the caster minions when you shoved shen with a wave under his tower. As this provides an opportunity to E you under tower where you will take massive damage. Shen will most often only want to fight you at 6 if his jungeler is near. And whenever he ults someone in botlane feel free to take his tower in toplane or atleast get yourselve 3 plates. You do win 1v1 at level 6 and can poke him out with ghouls before 6 as long as you hit your E's. just be carefull of his jungeler.
Rule number one, Dont chase singed because his Q will do a lot of damage. Against singed you only want to do short trades with your Q W and if you have ghouls E, At level 6 if you cage him up you can get him down to a pretty low amount of health. Just be carefull to not chase too deep in to his poison.
Before level 6 he is going to shove you under tower and be a bully with his Q and E. Just do ur best to dodge these so you dont have to base at level 4 or 5. His damage is lower than your damage when you reach 6 but he can use his ult to disengage. You should always ping that sion is 6 when he is not in lane.
You can pretty much ignore his abilities as long as you hit all your abilities you will win the trade. If you struggle against swain it is recommended to get Spectre's cowl but i dont think you really need it.
Be carefull to not trade against taric before level 6, he will straight up out damage you and you do need maiden to beat him 1v1. (Taric top is not very common but i have played this matchup a few times)
Against teemo i do recommend to get Spectre's cowl on top of your dorans shield, at which point Teemo's poke isnt all that much. At level 6 you can kill him just like with kennen and gnar you just need to cage him with W and E him. Be carefull to not walk in too much shrooms and only engage at 6 if you are planning to all in him.
Trundle is really good at 1v1ing and is auto attack reliant, his ultimate can steal your resistances. Recommended to get Executioner's calling afther you got 2 ruby crystals Heavily favored towards the trundle
Udyr top is pretty uncommon, however he does beat you before level 6. I recommend to build an extra ruby crystal against udyr at level 6 you will beat him with your W e and maiden.
Dont get hit by his second Q when his bar turned red or is yellow early. Besides that he is pretty easy to beat if you have 3 or 4 ghouls you can kill him with your W and E. At level 6 same story very easy to beat. if however you struggle in to vladimir build a spectre's cowl, i however do not think you really need it.
Be carefull of volibear early, at level 6 he can trade evenly with you if not kill you. So you do want to kite him with the maiden and use your w as a tool to disengage because it might be necessary. I recommend getting an extra ruby crystal or even spectre's cowl to beat him 1v1 with the maiden.
Before level 6 he is really scary and does outtrade you even with the ghouls, if he is not inside of ur minion wave. At level 6 he becomes a great teamfighter with his ultimate, so always be sure to ping that wukong is level 6. You beat wukong at level 6 but you want to keep your w for when wukong ults so that he cant kill you or you can just walk outside of his ultimate range.
Just like you, this is another yorick if he is at even skill level you have a 50/50% chance of beating him if both of you build similairly.
Yasuo is very scary early, you want to treat him like darius where you dont trade with him melee untill you reach level 6, With the maiden you do outdamage yasuo and if there are no minions around and you w him he has no way out other then his flash. He is very oppressive early so just respect his damage before level 6 by not engaging on to him.
Her poke hurts a lot, make sure to get spectre's cowl on top of your dorans shield and then proceed building triforce before sanguine. Try dodging her upgraded Q's as these deal a lot of damage, and her W heals her so getting grievous wounds afther triforce is a great idea if she uses her upgraded W a lot.
Really good in to you before level 6, but once you reach level 6 you can beat him easily just try avoiding trades before 6 if you dont have ghouls.
Just like any ap poke champion if you struggle get spectre's cowl on top of your dorans shield hit your W and E and its an easy kill
Be carefull for when she turns level 6 if she has ignite she can turn level 6 and cheese you with her ult q and deal massive amounts of damage getting a spirit visage is a good idea.
Dont keep standing in 1 position, move from left to right and if you are near a brush and dont know where ekko is, assume he is in it and move unpredictably, further he is pretty easy to kill with a phage dorans shield and spectre's cowl.
Good cc and setup for ganks, be carefull of that once you have 4 ghouls and maiden and hit your W and E her health bar will drop rapidly as long as you attack her, she is very weak in 1v1 scenarios.
A lot like the viktor matchup rush a spectre's cowl on top of your dorans shield and his poke isnt all that noticable anymore, once you hit triforce or if you mananged to gain a lead and build dirk you can all in him with 4 ghouls.
Pretty much the same as sejuani very easy to 1v1 but has good gank setup with his ability to lock you down and he is a great teamfighter.
Very scary early game but once you reach level 6 and build some magic resistance she isnt all that strong anymore and pretty easy to kill at that point.
Dodge his poke, get a spectre's cowl he is pretty easy to kill if you get on him and hit both your E and w prefferably with some ghouls.
Pretty easy to kill just be carefull of his early poke he does both ad and ap damage but dont be too scared of his damage and ping any time you know he has package so ur team doesnt die to the corki's package roams.
Very weak 1v1 its advised to get a null magic mantle and either go for triforce or rush sanguine, sanguine if you dont fear getting ganked by the enemy jungle.
Great gank setup if he has a jungeler thats good at ganking be carefull of that further he is pretty easy to 1v1 if you got some ghouls or maiden.
Rush ninja tabi and go for triforce rush if he builds a lifesteal item get executioner's calling he is very gankable so call for your jungeler when you reach 6, dont be affraid to base to not die and get some armor level 4 or 5.
Same as when you play against draven very gankable just safe farm untill level 6. and rush tabi
Safe farm untill 6 and poke with ghouls Rush a spectre's cowl and get yourselve a sanguine right afther she is very easy to 1v1 if she ever ults in and you have maiden
Dont get hit by the Q rush tabi and go straigth for either triforce or sanguine depending on if you fear his jungeler's ganks or think you can die to them.
Rush spectre's cowl to negate his poke and ping his ss any time he is out of lane even if you are pretty sure he based. very easy to 1v1 if you have either phage or dirk on top of your spectre's cowl
Very easy to kill 1v1 if his jungeler ganks and ur level 6 focus the jungeler ivern doesnt do enough damage to be a threath.
Same as caitlyn or draven rush tabi she is very easy to gank once ur level 6 just dont go in if you missed your E or W
Very gankable rush ninja tabi and safe farm till 6. you have to use your W right afther she auto attacked something and its almost guaranteed to cage her up.
Same as sejuani great gank setup but not really a threath too easily to beat 1v1 if you hit your abilities.
Stay away from brushes and stand behind your minions rush a spectre's cowl on top of your dorans shield your ghouls really mess with his boxes any time he tries to q on to you and place a box on you he has great gank setup if you walk in to a box or 2.
Rush a spectre's cowl on top of your dorans shield and then go straigth in to triforce she has great gank setup but is really weak in extended trades the trades she wants are short burst trades.
Be carefull untill level 3 he has great gank setup but is very easy to kill if you have 3 or 4 ghouls or maiden its advised to rush sanguine against him.
Dont get hit by his Q's he has okay gank set up thanks to his W slow. Rush spectre's cowl and then go either sanguine or triforce he is very easy to kill 1v1 especially with ghouls.
Very similair to gnar, can dash away to safety perma shove waves be carefull he is very easy to gank so ask your jungeler for help and rush ninja tabi.
If this is lulu top and not the yi lulu boosting strategy just rush phage or dirk and you should be able to easily kill her 1v1 be carefull early as she can poke you down a lot.
Very weak 1v1 but great gank setup, be carefull to not get flash ult ignited under his tower because you may die to that. Overall he should be easy to kill 1v1 but i would recommend going triforce before sanguine because its safer as he has very good gank setup.
Similair to gnar and lucian, she can easily disengage with her tumble and just as with gnar her third hit must be avoided rush tabi and get yourselve either a dirk or phage and then rush in to triforce dont be ashamed to base level 4 or 5 to not get poked to death.
Similair to jinx very easy to gank rush ninja tabi, spectre's cowl afther if he is building ap.
Any time he is out of lane ping your SS rush tabi and then build either sanguine or triforce whichever of the 2 you preffer.
Rush spectre's cowl on top of your dorans shield, he is easy to all in but auto attack him in melee range before E ing him so that his passive shield goes away he is very easy to kill 1v1 just be carefull as his ult makes him very easy to gank.
He is very squishy in the 1v1 scenario rushing a sanguine is recommended but be carefull as he can easily set up ganks with his knock up.
Be carefull to avoid his W true damage and try avoiding all inning him untill you have Triforce+Steraks+Mortal reminder If sett gets ahead be very carefull with dueling him.
Yorick hard counters soraka, just as usually build the dorans shield then go for spectre's cowl in to triforce and then build either spirit visage mercury treads sanguine or steraks Do not be affraid to all in her with 4 ghouls and maiden, When soraka reaches level 6 you want Executioner's calling and you definetly do want to splitpush against her if you can, if you cant just put ghouls in both sidelanes before grouping.
Has good cc which makes him synergize pretty well with yorick
Good cc amumu can also build some ap and do a decent amount of ap damage there is very good synergy with him.
Ivern has a nice root on his q can give you a good shield and when he roots someone you can go in on them he really allows you to get in range and deal your damage
Can gank from lots of angles has a knock up gives you time where you can damage ur enemy withouth them being able to retaliate.
Just like amumu and reksai vi has great damage and cc making her the ideal jungeler for yorick.
Good cc, his passive gives you a lot of time to fight enemies withouth risking ur jungeler dying when he is low health because its a zac
Champion Build Guide
There are multiple reasons to play Yorick I personally find his kit very satisfying and I don't mind his early game being bad because I tend to play towards his strengths.
1 - He is great at skirmishes when he has ghouls
(1v1, 1v2, 1v2, 2v2, 2v3, 3v3, fights especially when fed)
2 - Easy csing
Because you get full gold and experience for every Minion or Jungle camp your ghouls kill and if you failed to auto a minion to low enough health in laning phase you can press q because its an auto-reset also known as you immediately get another auto-attack, which in this case is amplified by your Q.
3 - Insane map pressure
If you have ghouls in both sidelanes no single champion on their own could match both those side lanes at once while you as Yorick are then still able to be around team fights or objective fights.
4 - Dragon or baron taking
Yorick is insanely good at taking objectives such as baron nashor or dragons because his maiden gives him a lot of damage against those objectives and ghouls generally tend to do a lot of damage to the dragon or baron or even jungle camps aswell.
5 - He is Fun
I think I speak for all Yorick mains here when I say this sometimes I want to play another champion and then 2-3 hours later I just find myself playing 5 Yorick games before I start realizing that I wanted to learn another champion that same day.
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This is Yorick's Q it enhances your next auto-attack within 6 seconds with damage and gives it 50 bonus range when you press it, it also heals Yorick for 12-82 based on level Doubled when Yorick is below 50% health
For every point you put in it reduces the cooldown from 7 / 6.25 / 5.5 / 4.75 / to 4.
(7 Being with 1 point in Q and 4 being with 5 points in Q)
It also does more base damage for every point you put in Q it goes from
30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / to a maximum of 130.
It also has a 40% AD scaling so 40% of your ad will be added to the damage of your Q. 30 being 1 point in q and 130 being 5 points in Q as Yorick you want to get 5 points into this ability as it's your primary way to get graves to spawn ghouls from because every time your Q kills a minion or jungle camp it leaves a grave that you can use to spawn ghouls to a maximum of 4.
And this is also the best ability to deal damage to your opponent or fight because this is your primary damage ability with good damage and a low cooldown and counts as an animation cancel for your auto-attack this means if your auto-attack is almost finished and you press Q your auto-attack will do its damage and then immediately after your Q does its damage.
This is Yorick's E For every point you put in it it does more damage from 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / up to 210 (+ 70% AP Scaling) Which is not enough to build AP items for in case ur wondering.
And it reduces the cooldown from 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 and 8 is 5 points in your E and 12 being only 1 point invested into your E.
Your E Is an Area of effect or AoE skill shot with a target range of 700
which when hit marks enemies for 4 seconds and slows them for 30% for 2 seconds.
Ghouls will leap to the enemy marked by your E
And Yorick The ghouls and the maiden get 20% bonus movement speed when walking towards a marked enemy.
This is Your W
1 second after you use it it creates a cage or circular wall around the area where you had your mouse when you pressed it
The cooldown goes from 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / down to 12 seconds cooldown, 20 being with 1 point in your W and 12 being with 5 points in your W
The Cage does not do damage by itself and enemies can not go through it but allies can and it can only be killed by enemy towers or auto attacks from your enemy.
1 or 2 points in w means that your wall has 2 health.
3 or 4 points in w means that your wall has 3 health
5 points in W means your wall has 4 health
Enemy champions need 1 auto-attack to remove 1 health from your wall and it will die when it reaches 0 health or gets attacked by an enemy tower.
W has a target range of 600
This is the maiden, the maiden has a cooldown of 160 / 130 / 100 with 100 being with 3 points in R.
When you Reactivate R it sets the maiden free who will run it down the lane that's closest to where the maiden is but its not very accurate in your base or fountain until you get past your inhibitor tower.
Your goal is to keep your maiden with you for as long as possible after summoning her she stays within 600 range of you mostly being at the 600 range away from you so to keep her alive you might have to walk back far or go into a brush so that the maiden comes towards you as long as she is not within 600 range of a minion or attacking someone marked by your E or released she will come towards you when you create more distance than 600.
When the maiden is near a minion that dies it will spawn a ghoul that upon attacking a minion in a lane will run it down that lane (This is the thing all ghouls will do)
She will also spawn ghouls when she is in range of an opponent the skuddle crab or a jungle camp with 1 for every creature or enemy dying but these ghouls will follow you around until they die from 1 auto-attack or take damage from abilities or get into combat or range of a minion.
This is your passive also known as Shepherd of souls
You get 1 grave for every 12th, 6th or 2nd minion or jungle monster that dies.
Its 12 from level 1 to 6 And at level 7 it will be 6th jungle monster or minion and at level 13 or higher it will be the second jungle monster or minion that will give you a grave.
Only 4 graves can exist at once with the ones furthest away from you being replaced with a new grave.
Yorick excels at farming safely under his tower which also has the additional benefit that you cant be ganked as easily.
If your jungeler is fighting at the skuddle crab I recommend ping him off of the skuddle with danger pings or even ping him before he gets there to tell him that you can't help you just back off we cant contest this.
Because even if you do decide to come and help out your jungeler who has decided to fight at the skuddle you are most likely too late, and if you arrive in time you will miss Experience and gold from toplane and then both of you will die to the enemy toplaner and jungeler.
The enemy pushing you in constantly also has the added benefit that if you have a jungeler that's good at ganking your enemy laner is very gankable.
If at this point you kill your enemy laner its advisable to siege for tower plating with demolish if your enemy laner has teleport you want to back off from his tower 6 seconds before he is respawning to give you enough time to walk back to a brush or safe spot and base.
If however the enemy laner went ignite or has already used his or her teleport this is a great opportunity to either get another plating if you can keep the maiden alive whilst doing this.
And of course, walk to a safe spot and base immediately after taking that 1 more plating.
You do want to be careful of the enemy jungeler when getting plating if you are below 70% health or its an enemy jungeler who can 1v1 you because he or she is fed.
This means that right after finishing those levels or items you are significantly stronger and are for a small amount of time able to duel other players who haven't reached their power spike yet or simply are weaker because of you having the power spike or were already weaker, thus you have an easier or quicker time killing them in a 1v1.
You However do want to be careful with trying to abuse power spikes Especially into bad or skill matchups because those enemy champions will also have power spikes when they finish certain items or get to certain levels.
And laning phase can take longer for you or for your ADC, or you depending on which of the T1 towers stand longest.
So after that when either all Tier 1 turrets are gone or either side has captured the other one's tier 1 tower in either top or bot you do want to either roam, have your team group mid.
You have a couple of options
- 1 Splitpushing
- 2 Rotations
- 3 Grouping with your team.
- 4 leaving ghouls in the sidelanes and basing to be at a fight in mid or other objectives
(basically, a rotation but ur ghouls are pushing out both sidelanes and you get to base and buy new items and then move from there.)
Minion waves come in every 30 seconds from your base and walk from there to the center of the lane to fight each other
The caster minions require 1 tower shot and 1 auto-attack to kill
The melee minions require 2 tower shots and 1 auto to kill
(but before you have a longsword they require 2 auto attacks and 2 tower shots to kill)
This means that after the tower hits the minion those 1 or 2 times you want to auto-attack the minion so you get the gold or in case you are low level and lack the ad to do it with 1 auto you want to auto the minion before the second tower shot and after the second tower shot.
There are 3 states in which a lane could be
if you want to have ur location unknown to the enemies which could be a very good strategy to kill enemies who decide to randomly walk into the jungle, however, be careful doing this as multiple enemies can follow them up if they have any idea of you being there.
I recommend using your regular ward at 2:25-2:29 and no later if the enemy jungeler started bottom side, it does not matter whether you put the ward in the river bush because you ended up pushing your enemy laner in or you use it on the second bush in the toplane because you are getting pushed in and don't want to die to a lane gank.
Its always better to use your ward and have it be ineffective then to never put it on cooldown, however, be aware to not ward places away from objectives that are near spawning time if you are close to them.
I will work on this section until most items are added this section is incomplete at this point.
The idea behind this build is starting Triforce and then building into Cleaver the reason you would want to do this is because its 2 great damage health items that are both really good on Yorick and you get the armor reduction passive from cleaver and you get the stronger sheen proc.
because you go transcendence you overcap cooldown reduction into ad damage so you can then build for example spirit visage frozen heart which gives 110 armor maw of malmortius, or even ghost blade and all the cooldown reduction will be giving you ad so you could build very tanky but then do a lot of damage while being very efficient at spending the gold.
It is a perfectly viable or even strong build that some people don't try out, but if you decide to give it a try its not bad.
Swap out Gathering storm for nullifying orb if ur up against a lot of ap champions or ur enemy laner is ap do the same with the armor runes, there is little point taking them against ap champions.
I started playing League in the middle of season 7 and I'm currently 21 years old.
I decided to make this guide because I enjoy playing Yorick myself and I feel like this will help other people enjoy or learn playing Yorick I do think he is undervalued or not being played enough for how fun of a champion he is.
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This is my second attempt at making a Yorick guide, now I'm more informed and learned more than I had learned when I attempted to make a guide the last time and I do hope this guide helps other people to enjoy or learn to know how to play Yorick.
I ended up getting Diamond on my now main account.