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Yorick Build Guide by anonymouslight

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League of Legends Build Guide Author anonymouslight

The Complete Build to Yorick

anonymouslight Last updated on July 20, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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Self Intorduction

Hello fellow summoners My name summoner name is MusclesGlasses, and I've been playing League for over a year or so and i have a lot of well earned experience, and a few mistakes in this great game. I do fairly well in the many different PvP games that i take part in. I've learned from my mistakes in the higher rating games i play in and i have put a well built guild for this particular champion. This will be on of my few build, and i hope many of you use this guild in and look out for my future guilds in the future.

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Introduction for the Build

This build is all for Yorick, to my findings one of the most powerful AD melee champions in the game. Well being played properly you will be feared on the battlefield and will be the key to fit in with every team fight that goes down in the room. Lets first start out how to make your champion do so well.

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Pros / Cons

Strong Harassment, Big Damage
Most annoying ultimate i find in the game, gives you easy kills with clones
Splash damage slows, Self healing move, and all the minions you can have

Slow early game, takes a bit off enemy misplacement to get early kills
Each move has a little longer cooldown then other moves

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Armor Pen Red
Armor or Health Yellow
Magic Resist or Mana Regeneration Blue

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Masteries and Summoner Spells

Shown above in the pictures above, there is tweaking that can be made with these, it all goes down if you decide to witch around you Masteries page and runes. I really like the offensive tree and defense runes a lot better with the way Yorick plays out in game.

Summoner Spells- Flash - The best spell in this game. YOU MUST HAVE IT.- Exhausted - Wonderful for stopping those fast champions. This spell stops form enemy champions from getting away and can save your life many times, a great combo with flash.

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The one that that just gets at me are some of the other builds that doesn't help out those new played to change the items depending on what you are facing. Each game is different in every way, based on what you are laning with/against, the way your teams plays and communication.

Now depending on who i lane with then i will change the items i start with. Only on certain occasions, and this is rare, but i will start with level 1 boots if i have to lane with another dps by my side. If i lane with a support then i don't need the boots because i know i can be baby sat all day, anyways here are the key items that Yorick really needs to make him a great champion.

1.Trinity Force. I say is the Best item for Yorick, and this is why. Okay first of all i have many players ask me why would i use this item for him? Well the reason is yorick has 2 ranged moves and 1 melee. ?Use either or and it procs thus making yoricks next move hit harder. That is when you use is q ability which is his melee move that also hits really hard, and plus it adds in a slow. That is why Trinity Force is a MUST HAVE for Yorick.

2.Manamune. Another have for Yorick which add 2% of the playes mana into physical damage, another MUST HAVE.

3.Spirit Visage. a great item for any champion that has a move for healing and has a support on the team, and plus more health, cooldowms by 10%, and more magic resistance is great for Yorick.

4.Bloodthirster. Again this will help out the damage in team fights and 1 on 1 fights. With these 4 key items your Yorick will do so much damage its is just insane to see

Now i build my Yorick to have good damage and who can also take a beating. After these 4 key itmes for Yorick, i'll show you a few items you should choose from depending on what you are facing in battles.
Thornmail. This itme should be used only for fighting other teams who are AD heavy, the 100 armor is just insane and the ability it has is a great to.
Sunfire Cape. This is what you should take if you are fighting an even amount of AD and AP team.
Atma's Impaler. This item i usually run if i need to put out more damage for the team, a great item because it give you the armor and an ability that ad 2% of your health into attack damage. Again a great item for Yorick.
Force of Nature. This price of gear is just really good for those teams who are heavy AP, and the health regeneration is a good key to.

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Yorick should take no time to understand how to play. Learning this like what would be best to build to help out your team will take some time, there is no doubt in that. The only way you can learn is by just paying attention to all the things around you, finding what would help out best for your team , and just more and more practice. Yorick is an extremely powerful champion, you just have to buckle down and take that time to to make him be that powerful champion players fear.

I'm sure there are some missing point in this build, if so i apologize for some information that i give you. This is only just my second build, so i am still learning how everything goes. Please comment on this guild with anything you think would be better change, whatever you feel is necessary

Thank you for taking this time to read my guild, please take that time to comment with anything, what you think of this build. I encourage player to!