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League of Legends Build Guide Author rawreddieq

Yorick the Grave Roamer

rawreddieq Last updated on June 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: 15

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 15

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Yorick the Grave Roamer

I've won one game with this build, I'm currently going to try to win more for more proof, for now this will be an continually updated guide.

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Yorick is very similar Pantheon's base stats. Although they are a bit lower, he is very very slow champion for being such a "Fragile Creature" he skips from lane to lane able to slow down enemies with his CC and his CS can go from 10 to 20 with only a W if you use my build. As most people would not know Yorick can become a 1v1 although he is a very squishy person as he has no armor to protect him.

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Pros / Cons/Overall

Really great farmer if you know how to
Simple character after this guide
Nuke [late game]

Low base stats [Armor, Health, Damage]
Not recommended for ranked games
Bad initiates
Should not go first in team fights
Cannot 1v1

A very hard champion to use
A special build that is very hard to farm for
Can become the best on the battle field
Is very squishy for a "Fighter"

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Armor, armor, armor. Yorick is very very weak in his Armor, he needs lots of armor from his runes from this due to him having only 18 armor, which will be boosted to around 50 from all these runes.

He as well needs the mana regen as for the mana problems, although he does not need a bigger mana pool, his mana regen and mana costs are the problem so try not to spam your ghouls every single time.

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Masteries are an important part of this game as you may notice all these masteries are for mana regen/attack damage and you do not need crits in order to win a game, as the critical build is something you need lots of farming for and as you know Yorick cannot sustain a long time in a lane without his life steal.

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The items here are very complex, although no other champion should use this exact build as this champion is unique to build as many people do not know how to build him, he simply needs the sheen and the Manamune and any lifesteal item and he can finally sustain a lane.

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Team Work

Team Work is a very high standard for this game.

You must first start with your W in order to slow the enemy down. This could be used for getting away from an enemy [Annie] or even attacking an enemy [Evelyn]
His Q is a very huge part of his skills although he will need to first hit his W in order to catch anything, that is why we have the boots of mobility to help us in that.
His E has nothing to due with anything although to slow anyone with Movement passives.

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Farming is very hard at low level. If you are trying to farm, you are going to need W maxed first, although if you are roaming and are trying to take down enemies keep your W at level 1 and max your Q and E. Simple as that.

Further onto farming. You will need the Manamune first before you can start farming well. As most people would try to do Atmas + Warmogs first. This is completely the worst idea I've ever seen in a farming idea, as the Manamune gives the natural attack damage an Atmas would give. The Sheen will obviously change your Q damage a lot when you hit those mega minions or cannon minions. As people would rage from the damage Yorick cannot do, you can simply just follow this build and your farming skill with completely change from this.

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Creeping / Jungling

You will need armor in order to go through the jungle this means runes.

Start with a Cloth Armor, people don't recommend this, although I do his armor stats are very very low.

Start at the Wolves. [Q]
Smite the Blue Wraith and kill the other wraiths while using your health pot [Q]
Go kill the Golems. [Q]
Blue Pill

Start at the Wolves.
Attack the Blue Wraith [Q+E] and kill the other wraiths
Kill the Golems [Q+W+E]

Start at the wolves. [Q]
Take the Blue Golem [Q+W+E]

Continue with this. I don't recommend taking red till level 8

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Yorick the Grave Digger, is a wonderful roamer, although he has some capabilities that make him to be less stable than most of the characters which is why on the release date he was charged at by the whole forums since his default build was the worse anyone could see. As you can see from my unfinished guide, everything in Yorick could be perfect as long as you are not greedy for every single kill, Yorick is one of those people that come out of the shadows in order to kill someone which is why he is a grave digger, he's not the best jungler although I do partially recommend it if you have no jungler on the team.