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League of Legends Build Guide Author bartok32

Yorick - Assassin of the Corpses

bartok32 Last updated on July 5, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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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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As soon as I saw Yorick, I thought it would be something great.

Unfortunately, some are wrong.

Yorick is not the OP, so to speak is in the middle. Not too strong, not too weak. Best in 3vs3. In my opinion there is not even what to try 5vs5.

Yorick is very fun to play, but he is difficult to play. It often happens to me a little feed, but usually when I use ulti. Do not be afraid to use it! With it you strike the "fallen": D.

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Pros / Cons


    Very fun to play
    Helpful in gangs (e.g. ulti on feeded Tryn/Ashe)
    Great pusher


    Ghouls that die of themselves and of DMG
    Skills base damage

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I think the Ninja Tabi are the best choice. Most help in fighting against DPS with terrible attack speed. Dodge will help more than magic resist or faster movement speed. Other items reward these deficiencies (e.w. 12% of MS fromTrinity Force).

With this build Yorick becomes a powerful DPS, but it becomes at the expense of his survivable. You can changeThe Black Cleaver toBanshee's Veil.


When I see people who play Yorick, as the first item goingDoran's Shield. Why? What will help you shield at FB? 20 more HP than Blade? 8HP regen / 5 seconds? 10 armor? Doran's Blade gives You 10 attack power = bonus in abilities. Much better choice for defense. Besides, this is a DPS build, is not it? ;)


Ooooj, oom in Yorick is terrible. 1 ability to kill a running enemy and NO MANA! Manamune solves this problem 100%.


Bit of everything. I love it. The best things in Trinity Force is of course UNIQUE PASSIVE. In conjunction withOmen of War - SWEEPING ALL. I think you get the idea. : D


Yorick desperately needs LIFESTEAL, and additional 100AD not hurt. : D


Movement speed to catch up with opponents. Critical strike is also useful. In the gangs and in 1vs1 attack speed helps not to describe.


For the totalitarian DPS - Black Cleaver. For more carry - Banshee's Veil.

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History of Yorick

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.” -Yorick

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Omen of War: Yorick’s next attack will deal bonus physical damage and summon a Spectral Ghoul that deals additional damage and moves faster than Yorick’s other ghouls. While the Spectral Ghoul is alive, Yorick moves faster as well.
Omen of Pestilence: Yorick summons a Decaying Ghoul that arrives with a violent explosion, dealing damage and slowing nearby enemies. While the Decaying Ghoul remains alive, nearby enemies continue to be slowed.
Omen of Famine: Yorick steals life from his target and summons a Ravenous Ghoul that heals Yorick for the damage it deals.
Omen of Death (Ultimate): Yorick conjures a revenant in the image of one of his allies. If his ally dies while its revenant is alive, the revenant sacrifices itself to reanimate them and give them time to enact vengeance.
Unholy Covenant (Passive): Yorick’s attacks deal more damage for each summon that is active. Meanwhile, Yorick’s ghouls deal some percent of Yorick’s Attack Damage and have some percent of his total health.

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Omen of Death's revenant will not trigger any on-hit effects or have any auras that the targeted champion has.
Ghouls created by Omen of War, Omen of Pestilence, Omen of Famine, and Omen of Death do not receive benefits from Aegis of the Legion's Aura.
They will however receive benefits from Rally even though both give their benefits to "all allied units".
In addition, Omen of Death's revenant will receive benefits from Stark's Fervor.
His passive Unholy Covenant does not increase his attack damage as a stat when his ghouls are summoned but instead only shows through physically striking and actually dealing the damage. This means his ghouls do not benefit from one another through Yoricks passive.

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Skill usage

Yorick is not a typical necromancer. Rather than rely on his minions for his DPS, his minions mostly exist to buff him and debuff enemies.
Omen of War resets the attack timer, much like Nasus's Siphoning Strike. For this reason it is better to cast it immediately after an autoattack for extra damage.
Putting some early points in Omen of Famine allows Yorick to stay in lane for a long time.
With good timing, Omen of Death can give you an additional temporary ally as well as giving one of your allies a brief life after death. This is because the re-animation effect gives full health even if the revenant is near death.
Use Omen of Pestilence as an AoE damage dealer and slow, in a similar manner to Twisted Fate's Red Card.
Try to keep an Omen of War ghoul alive as often as possible, as it gives significant bonus magic damage and a significant speed boost.
The Omen of Famine ghoul heals Yorick for 50% of the damage it deals, with its own damage being 30% of Yorick's. This is equivalent to gaining 15% life steal while the ghoul is alive and attacking.
Omen of Pestilence and Omen of Famine give Yorick reasonable burst, but they are not his primary source of DPS.

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I hope You like it. See You on Fields of Justice!