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Yorick Build Guide by MrBlueZ
FROM TIER 1 TO THE NEXUS ULTIMATE YORICK GUIDE [PATCH 7.23]By MrBlueZ | Updated on December 10, 2017
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TRIFORCE BUILD [RECOMMENDED]
CLEAVER + GAUNTLET BUILD
Threats & Synergies
Easy before level 6, you can still win after.
Really easy matchup early game, max w second, you just have to w him and you always except lategame,
Quite simple matchup, try to dodge his q, easy to w, at level 6 you will win.
Even matchup, it depends on how good your opponent is, all in him if he waste his q for farming of if he miss it.
Like darius it depends on how good the yasuo is, you can deal with him but lategame you will get destroyed.
He can q out of your w, she shred tanks, you can still bet them but you need to be carefull.
This is so hard, when he is mini gnar he can poke you really hard and you will lose to his all-in when he is mega gnar. Play safe, farm and try to not die.
The new urgot can destroy you, another hard matchup, you can try to beat him later on in the game, he scales quite bad.
You will win trades early on, your w is useless but you don't really need it, lategame it will be la little harder.
So hard, he can poke you costantly and u can't trade it back, there is a litte chance of winning the lane if he mess hard.
Easy matchup, bait his q and then go all-in, he can't get out of your w and you win trades versus him.
He can't really outtrade you, he can block your q, just care about it.
He has a lot of mobility but she is very weak early on, you can win the lane but you have to be a bit careful.
Ahh, is pantheon, that's all.
This is easy, just don't go for long fights and you will win everytime.
Early game you beat him really hard, but mid into lategame he scales better than you.
It depends on how good the renekton is, if he underestimate your damage you will beat him.
This is hard, he can outtrade you every phase in the game and he can dash your w, you win only by short trading.
Destroy him early game, if you can't lategame will be really hard.
This is my first in-depth guide and I want to show you guys how to play this unpopular champion.
The new Yorick helped me to cilmb the entire elo hell from bronze 5 to silver 5. I have 73% winrate with him as you can see on OP.GG.
In my opinion this champion is very strong in low elo because is quite simple to play and bronzes don't really know how to deal with him. WIth new runes is actually a decent pick also in higher elos.
Mid to late game I recommend to not group with your allies because Yorick is not good at teamfighting. Just splitpush and take as many towers as you can. Always try to take rift herald : enemies can't stop your push when you have rift herald plus your Eulogy of the Isles; Zz'Rot Portal can help you too.
You can see some matchup difficulty over there.
Yorick's Innate is Shepherd of Souls, Yorick raises a Grave for every enemy champion and any 10 non-champion enemy that dies near him, as well as for every enemy he kills with Last Rites.
Yorick's Q is Last Rites, it is an empowered autoattack that always spawn a Shepherd of Souls, it applies on-hit effects and it also resets Yorick's autoattack's timer. This is why Trinity Force/ Iceborn Gauntlet is really good on him. You max Last Rites first because is your main font of damage.
Yorick's W is Dark Procession, it is a wall which block enemies inside it and let Yorick and his allies to pass throught it. The wall can be destroyed but leveling it up increases its hit points. Sometimes is useful to max Dark Procession second if the enemy team has no mobility.
Yorick's E is Mourning Mist, it is a cone-shaped skillshot with a pretty good range, it deal % enemy's healt as magic damage, slowing and marking the tagert, when an enemy is marked, Shepherd of Souls will target him and Yorick and his allies gets a movement speed buff when running towards them.
Yorick's R is Eulogy of the Isles, when activated Yorick summons the Maiden of the Mist plus 4 ghouls. The maiden deal magic damage and his health scales with Yorick's hitpoints.
I recommend to max R>Q>W>E when enemy team has lack of mobility, and R>Q>E>W when enemy team has some sort of dashes or blinks. Always Start with Q Last Rites, you should take Mourning Mist for some good poke at level 2, but if the jungler wants to gank you take Dark Procession instead.
Feel free to choose other things situationally.
In this guide I'm showing two ways to build Yorick
But first let's talk about starting items.
I usually take Corrupting Potion because it gives you Sustain and a bit of damage which is useful in trades. If you are versus a bad matchup like Pantheon or Kennen start with Doran's Shield, Doran's Blade is good but Corrupting Potion is just better.
|The first one has as core items Trinity Force, Sterak's Gage and Zz'Rot Portal. The Trinity Force gives you a lot of powerspike when completed, it helps you to push towers thanks to the Sheen proc as 200% of yor base AD, and is a really good duelist item, Sterak's Gage empowers your sheen proc, gives you more damage and his passive is very strong, Zz'Rot Portal, isn't as good as he was before because it has been nerfed in preseason 7, but I still always build it thanks to its hybrid resistances and its active still helps you push towers faster. Always use this build except vs heavy tanks or full AD team comps.|
Sometimes I swap Sterak's Gage with Titanic Hydra this will be useful if your team does not have a lot of waveclear. After core items you should buy two tank items; I highly recommend Spirit Visage if you need some MR, his passive sinergyze with your q heal and it also gives you more cooldown reduction, if the enemy team has a DoT AP champions like Rumble or Swain the Adaptive Helm isn't a bad buy also because he recently got buffed twice. As armor items both Dead Man's Plate and Randuin's Omen are great, you can also take Thornmail vs AD heavy team comp.
Obviously Take Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads depending of what you need.
|The other way to build Yorick is with The Black Cleaver + Iceborn Gauntlet as core items. Only use this build if you are versus full ad team comp or vs tank matchups. Your The Black Cleaver will help you to shred tanks armor, in this case you will take Iceborn Gauntlet because The Black Cleaver already has the Phage component, so with Trinity Force you will waste the passive. I recommend buying Sheen and then complete your The Black Cleaver. This build is also strong vs full AD team comps because Iceborn Gauntlet gives you 65 armor and you don't need to buy Spirit Visage because you already have 40% cooldown reduction.|
After core items I usually build Titanic Hydra and Zz'Rot Portal. Then you can still get a tank item: Spirit Visage and Adaptive Helm they both gives you magic resist but they also gives CDR which you don't need because is already at 40%. As armor item you can get one of this: Dead Man's Plate, Randuin's Omen or Thornmail. It depends of what you need.
Obviously Take Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads.
P.S. In the build showcase I put some other situational items, I never buy them, someone does, you can try them if you want.