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League of Legends Build Guide Author santox

The tank of doom

santox Last updated on October 23, 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: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 21

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

Utility: 0

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The work of gravediggers is essential amongst the living, but invaluable in the Shadow Isles. There are many shades of death there, and each is embraced rather than feared or reviled. One can only ascend from one state to the next with the magical aid of a skilled professional. At the end of the first Rune War, Yorick Mori made his living as a gravedigger. His family owned and maintained the Final Rest Memorial, one of the oldest cemeteries in Valoran. The shovel he employed for his work had been passed down for generations. Each gravedigger taught his son that this shovel was imbued with the spirit of every forefather, and that those spirits would protect him during the long lonely nights amongst the tombstones. To his eternal regret, Yorick died without an heir, bringing the proud Mori line to a close. His body was interred with his shovel in the family mausoleum, and the Final Rest Memorial soon fell to ruin. Death, however, was not the end Yorick had expected.

Yorick emerged on the haunted shores of the Shadow Isles - not quite dead, definitely not alive - still clutching his beloved shovel. He soon learned that with it he could act as a ferryman for the Isles' undead denizens, helping them climb death's many-tiered ladder. This proved a curse, as a gravedigger must ''bury his quota'' before he too can ascend, or so the legend goes. No one knows what ''his quota'' is. Yorick dug tirelessly, waiting in vain for the day when he would be freed of his burden. As decades turned to centuries, the shame of his failures came to a head. He returned to Valoran to find his corpse, convinced that salvation might be buried with it. When he arrived, no trace remained of either the mausoleum or the memorial. Hope nearly lost, he discovered the League of Legends, and there saw an opportunity to immortalize the family name he allowed to be forgotten ages ago.

''Die first, then we'll talk.''

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Yorick had just come out and after reading about him, I bought him straight away. Although Riot has listed him as an 'easy' champion, I do believe he has a big learning curve to be played correctly. This guide will show you how to play Yorick with the most efficiency to your team and yourself. Without further ado, lets get right to the guide!

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Pros / Cons


-Has great pushing capibilities
-Very powerful after Trinity Force
-Can take on pretty good damage
-Ultimate makes Yorick even a better pusher and a great help to team fights
-Built in lifesteal
-Has a shovel


-Item dependant
-Rough early game
-Can't think of anymore, he's that good :D

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Tank mastery is 9-21-0, taking 9 points into the 15% magic penetration. Yorick's Omen of Prestilence and Famine both are magic damage that scale off of AD. I wouldn't recommend this Mastery Tree, but if you don't have a full rune book, or just feeling like being a pro tank, I guess you can take this route.

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Skill Sequence

If you've played with a Yorick, I'm guessing you see many of them level up their Q at level 1. Well I am here to tell you that THAT IS NOT THE WAY TO GO! First of all, your Q only gives you an additional 30 damage at level 1 with about a 10 second cooldown. You need to be up close and personal to the person your fighting which most of the time, won't happen at level 1. This does not do sufficient amount of damage without Sheen or Trinity Force, which is the main reason you should not take it at level 1.

The reasoning for maxing out your Q last? Well, at the early stages of the game, you will not have Trinity Force, which is the item that you need to deal massive amounts of damage from your Q. Your better off with having longer ranged attacks for harrasment during the laning phase. By maxing your Q first, the enemy knows you are vulnurable and can attack you from far. They will not even think of you as a threat.

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Summoner Spells

For spells I take Flash and Ignited. These are easily exchangable for other spells.

What spells you can take

Ghost: Prefer ghost over flash? well take it instead

Ignite: I can't stand having enemies walk away with less than 50 health. Ignite solves those problems.

Teleport: Since Yorick is a great pusher, teleport is also a great spell for him. You should switch this with exhaust though, since Yorick lacks escaping abilities.

What spells not to take

Clarity: Although Yorick has mana problems early on, you will not need this. Once you require your Manamune, you will not have any mana problems.

Smite: This isn't a jungling build. Yorick can jungle, but is bad at it compared to other champions.

Fortify: Leave this for the real tank.

Heal: You already have an ability for lifesteal, you don't need this.

Clairvoyance: This spell fits perfectly into the support role, leave it for your support.

Revive: lol

Rally: Rally is just bad now...I guess you can use it to help you push more, but in my opinion, that's really not worth it.

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Unique Skills

Have you learned an interesting thing about Yorick and willing to share it with us? Well post below so I can add it in this section!

1. Denying Rammus
Is Rammus using his Powerball to catch up to you for the kill? Well don't even worry about that anymore! Use your W on an area that rammus WILL go to. He will crash into your ghoul, stopping the animation from his Powerball, giving you a quick get away.

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Yorick is probably one of the funnest champions I've had. Even though he's been out for a short time now, I've had great success with him. I hope you've enjoyed my first guide here on Mobafire, thanks for reading :D

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read this.

if you dont take doran blade beacuse the enemy have strong dmg dealer then pick doran shield for help your and support to taking heavy dmg

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i don`t have a rule

i dont have a rule to how buy first beacuse every game is not the same and the build can be buy in diferent ways so is your choise how buy first the items and make the build work.

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Yorick pictured

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plisss comment below and lest me now if my build help u with this champion so go to war and GG

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I am still playing Yorick to figure out some better suggestions if their are any i am open to any advice or suggestions as well Yorick is a great champion and a lot of fun and pain to kill if played right.