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[center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/alas_poor_yorick_by_combat_banana-d57l3fz.png][/center] Welcome to Yorick's build & guide. My summoner name is Strategy Gamer and I play Yorick as a top laner and counter laner in most rank games. Yorick is a tanky DPS champion and can be very OP from early to late game if played correctly and wisely. His ghouls are his protected guardians to take down his foes. Each of Yorick's ability are unique and powerful that can change the whole team gameplay. He is considered to be the best 1v1 lane champion in history of League of Legends. When I first started playing Yorick, he was very easy to play but hard to master. I have tested many kinds of build from Solomid and Mobafire but the results were not successful. For several months, I've tested my own build on Yorick in several random games and it was very successful indeed. Everyone has their own style of playing their champion and it requires time and effort to accomplish. Yorick, however, relies on 40% items and mostly 60% skills from players. After the release of Yorick, many players complained that he is an underpowered champion. In July 2011, the Riot company agrees and decides to buff Yorick to give their customers a better satisfaction. Some players find Yorick to be OP and some players think he is still underpowered after his buffs. I, personally, find Yorick to be a very powerful champion and fun actually. Yorick is my favorite champion of all the other champions guild. He is special and one of a kind. I rarely see Yorick in game from now and then because he was given a bad reputation from inexperienced players and his outer appearance skin gives a lot of distaste to the marketing. Yorick needs a chance to redeem his reputation and I am going to prove you guys that Yorick is the best champion out there. There is a possible chance that Yorick might be nerfed due to many complaints about his OP 1v1 lane from LoL players. Lets just hope that it will not happen. [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-33_zpsc933dd60.jpg][/center] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard02_zps5fa58de1.jpg]

Here are my recent builds and victories on Yorick. By building him tanky as hell, you can see that I got less death compared to kills. I never got to the last item because their team surrendered. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [highlight][center]IRON MAN BUILD[/center][/highlight] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/yorick-3.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/lakdsjf.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/yorick-2.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-32.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/yorick1-2.jpg] ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [highlight][center]Monster Build[/center][/highlight] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/yorick_zpsd36c8f0f.jpg] ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01_zps015cd1cd.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/yorickatmas_zps8d96b289.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-29.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-25.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-21.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-17.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-5.jpg] [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/yoricthebest.jpg]

Shoutout to [highlight]KyRoZt[/highlight]! [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-27.jpg] Shoutout to [highlight]Vaylos[/highlight]! [imgext=http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/Twilightdude/Youshallrememberyorickmori.jpg] Shoutout to [highlight]Stoppabell[/highlight] and his video gameplay! [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/1-1.jpg][/center] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Ro4W8HNKI[/youtube] Shoutout to [highlight]Me Gusta Migoo[/highlight]! [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/7nZLM_zps6270feaf.png] Shoutout to [highlight]Mysticalfail[/highlight]! [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/bestyorick_zps1dd10890.jpg] Shoutout to [highlight]Deadeluz[/highlight]! [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/fame_zpsb728c2a2.jpg] Shoutout to [highlight]Philastan[/highlight]! [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/bildschirmfoto20130323u_zpscc04fd37.jpg] If you would like to post up your awesome scores on the Hall of Fame, please message me with an image link or post it on the comments below. Your scores will be greatly appreciated by other LoL players around the world and it will help increase the popularity of Yorick in the game. Please leave your summoners name and I will give out a shoutout. Thank you for your support!

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[center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/scary_woods_3_nov_fon_12.jpg][/center] 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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[imgext=http://edge1.mobafire.com/images/mastery/havoc.png] [highlight]Pros:[/highlight] - Can be an amazing farmer with ghouls and nice AD. - Great pusher. - Ultimate can change the outcome of a fight. - Great 1v1 champ - Each of his abilities plays a unique role. - Amazing sustain in lane. - Can be built pretty tanky with only a couple items. - AMAZING harass. - Passive makes him super tanky in team fights. -"Tons of damage" by Phreak. [imgext=http://edge1.mobafire.com/images/mastery/sunder.png] [highlight]Cons:[/highlight] - Can be Mana starved if you do not build tears/Manamune. - No escape abilities (besides slow ghoul). - W ghoul scales with AP and will basically only be used for the slow for mid to late game. - Q is great but only gives movement speed when you hit them. - His attack and movement speed is slow. - Ultimate can be buggy and wasted if not used wisely - Nothing much to say...wish I can say more. Overall: As you can see, Yorick has more pros than cons because each of his abilities have a unique role in gameplay. [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/yorick_on_duty_by_woocushwashi-d4ggqs9.jpg][/center]

[imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard02-3.jpg] [imgext=http://edge1.mobafire.com/images/rune/greater-mark-of-strength.png][highlight] Greater Mark of Strength[/highlight] I strongly advised to get AD runes on Yorick. It gives a decent AD boost on your Omen of Famine and also your ghouls gain AD as well. He is a great pusher champion and very strong in early game. [imgext=http://solomid.net/guide/runes/quint1.png] [highlight]Greater Quintessence of Strength[/highlight] I also prefer AD Quints on Yorick. This will increase his damage and healing from Omen of Famine. [imgext=http://www.solomid.net/guide/runes/seal1.png] [highlight]Greater Seal of Resilience[/highlight] Yorick needs to be tanky in early game. With these tank runes, he can harass his opponent from running in and out of the battle taking minimum damage. [imgext=http://www.solomid.net/guide/runes/glyph4.png] [highlight]Greater Glyph of Shielding[/highlight] Yorick also needs MR runes to be tanky in early game against AP casters. [imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/446523655_f8f294f635_z.jpg]

[highlight]Tank[/highlight] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01yorikkkk_zps0ab2c99e.jpg][/center] For tank masteries, I go 9/21/0. This setup gives Yorick massive armor and survivability in team fights. The 9 points in offensive mastery is important for Yorick granting him a bit of CDR, damage scaling, and armor penetration. The 21 point defensive mastery makes Yorick extremely tanky and hard to kill. He will gain armor, magic resist, health, and block. In the addition to Yorick's passive and armor, he will be quite unstoppable to kill in team fight. The 21 defensive mastery has improved a lot in Season 3 compared to Season 2 and it is very important to dive into these masteries. [highlight]Offensive[/highlight] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01_zps690a4f36.jpg][/center] For offensive masteries, I go 14/13/3. This is one of my usual route for Yorick when I play aggressive in lane. The 14 points in offensive mastery gives him a lot of power and domination in lane against tanks and pushers. CDR helps him to spam his ghouls quickly, the deadliness gives him more AD in late game, armor pen applies on ghouls, havoc stacks with his passive, and butcher for the extra 3 damage. For the 13 points in defensive mastery, I dive for health per level, armor and magic resist, block, and unyielding for early defense. For utility, I grab meditation for mana regeneration because Yorick is mana hungry in early game.

[img=summoners/flash.png] [highlight]Flash[/highlight] I have to say Flash will be your best option for escape or chase use. Yorick's movement speed is very slow and his abilities won't help enough to catch up to his opponent. [img=summoners/ignite.png] [highlight]Ignite[/highlight] I always get FB with the help of ignite. Yorick's ghouls plus ignite can deal serious amounts of damage in seconds. It also good catch those low HP runners. [highlight]Other options: [/highlight] [img=summoners/ghost.png] [highlight]Ghost[/highlight] This will give Yorick extra speed to stick onto his opponent or escape. It will also help your range spell to chase down those low HP runners. [img=summoners/exhaust.png] [highlight]Exhaust[/highlight] This also a good spell too but Yorick already has Omen of Pestilence. [img=summoners/teleport.png] [highlight]Teleport[/highlight] If you're really lazy to travel, this is also a good spell.

[center][img=skills/yorick/e.png] -> [img=skills/yorick/w.png] -> [img=skills/yorick/q.png][/center] I would recommend to max [imgsmall=skills/yorick/e.png] first. This will give Yorick a lower CDR on Omen of Famine so he can spam more, giving him massive healing, and more damage with the AD scaling. You will be poking your enemy constantly and your opponent would just hug the tower like a baby. Second, I would max [imgsmall=skills/yorick/w.png] because it gives consistent slows to catch up your opponent. For [imgsmall=skills/yorick/q.png], I would take first point at level 3 and maxing it last. [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/C.jpg][/center]

[center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/yorick_teaser1-2.jpg][/center] [img=skills/yorick/p.png] [highlight]Passive: Unholy Covenant [/highlight] [number]Yorick's basic attacks deal 5% more damage and Yorick takes 5% reduced damage for each summon that is active. Meanwhile, Yorick's ghouls have 35% of Yorick's Attack Damage and Health. [/number] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/bestpic.jpg] [/center] [title]Explanation: [/title] This passive is very underrated on Yorick. It gives him 5% more damage and receives 5% less damage for each ghouls he summons. Also, his ghouls has 35% of Yorick's AD and health. This goes really well with tanky items on Yorick. [img=skills/yorick/q.png] [highlight]Omen of War[/highlight] [number]Yorick's next attack will deal 30/35/40/45/50 (+120% of attack damage) physical damage and summon a Spectral Ghoul for up to 5 seconds. The Spectral Ghoul deals 8/16/24/32/40 additional damage per hit and moves 15/20/25/30/35% faster. While the ghoul is active, Yorick moves 15/20/25/30/35% faster as well. Cooldown 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds Cost 40 mana[/number] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/best1.jpg][/center] [title]Explanation:[/title] I find this ability quite useful from mid to late game. It has a huge burst damage like sheen and gives extra movement speed for 5 seconds. Also, your Omen of War ghoul gains 40 additional damage. This ability is only effective if you are close in combat range which is very risky to use. Also, you gain movement speed if...you hit your opponent not when it is active. I truly recommend maxing it last. [img=skills/yorick/w.png] [highlight]Omen of Pestilence[/highlight] [number]Yorick summons a Decaying Ghoul that arrives with a violent explosion, dealing 60/95/130/165/200 (+100% of ability power) magic damage and slowing nearby enemies by 20/25/30/35/40% for 1.5 seconds. While the Decaying Ghoul remains alive, nearby enemies continue to be slowed by 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% for up to 5 seconds. Cooldown 12 seconds Cost 40/45/50/55/60 mana Range 500[/number] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-12.jpg][/center] [title]Explanation:[/title] This skill gives you AOE damage, farming, escapes, slow, and ganking. Also, it is good to check on brush in case for ganks. It's a nice skill for mid to late game use. If huge team starts to gank on you, pop your [imgsmall=skills/yorick/w.png], [imgsmall=skills/yorick/q.png], and run away while your ghouls are still attacking them. Very good ability to use. [img=skills/yorick/e.png] [highlight]Omen of Famine[/highlight] [number]Yorick deals 55/85/115/145/175 (+100% of attack damage) magic damage and heals for up to 40% of the damage dealt. A Ravenous Ghoul is summoned behind his target, which heals Yorick for the damage it deals and lasts up to 5 seconds. Cooldown 10/9/8/7/6 seconds Cost 55/60/65/70/75 mana Range 550[/number] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/best2.jpg][/center] [title]Explanation:[/title] Yorick's best buddy would be [imgsmall=skills/yorick/e.png] because it heals you and beats the crap out of your opponent. This will be your bread and butter. I max this skill right away. His early game is a beast when his omen of famine is fully upgraded giving him nice AD boost and healing. It is also good to kill off those low HP runners. [img=skills/yorick/r.png] [highlight]Omen of Death[/highlight] [number]Yorick conjures a revenant in the image of a target allied champion. Revenants deal 45/60/75% of target ally's Attack Damage. If his ally dies while its revenant is alive, the revenant sacrifices itself to reanimate them. Cooldown 120/105/90 seconds Cost 100 mana Range 700 [/number] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-13.jpg][/center] [title]Explanation:[/title] Yorick's ultimate is only used in situational teamfight. 1. Tower damage : if you cast this on yourself or a nearby carry and Alt right click the tower plus you and your team start hitting the tower you can do some great damage to it. I have also used this ulti just to send him into a guarded tower to get the last few hits on it while I watch from safety. 2. Revive : if you have an able carry on your team who is fed then you can use this on them to make a strong copy and also revive them for a short period after death to get revenge. Often you will find your carry wastes it though and since you build so much AD it is also nice to use it on yourself and make the best use of the afterlife. 3. Killing : you can pop this on yourself or carry and fight single or multiple targets with it as it puts out some good damage. If you are fighting a tough 1v1 pop this and basically make it a 2v1. 3. Juking : in a frantic team fight when you are low and want to escape I have popped this and sent it into the enemy team for them to focus on it while I escape with low hp. Smart players will ignore it I am just letting you know it can work and it has saved my life a few times. 4. Cooldown blowing : Popping it and sending it into an enemy team sometimes makes them blow their cooldowns on it because they are either stupid or believe it is an actual player. This can also allow the tank to run in after and get a clean un interrupted initiate.

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[center][img=items/manamune.png][/center] [highlight][center]Manamune[/center][/highlight] Each of Yorick's abilities have high base mana cost and low CDR that requires tons of spamming throughout process. For each ghouls that Yorick summons, he gains 5% reduced damaged. If he summons 3 ghouls and an ultimate, he gains 20% reduced damage! But how he can maintain that passive if he doesn't have enough mana to support it? The Almighty Manamune. Manamune has a great passive that provides extra mana, regen and damage conversion. Everytime Yorick attacks or uses an ability, he gains 3 maximum mana for attack and 4 maximum mana for an ability. Building the item process of Manamune is very rewarding and cheap for only 2K! Manamune is superbly the best AD and Mana item for Yorick. [center][img=items/frozen-heart.png] [/center] [highlight][center]Frozen Heart[/center][/highlight] Now that Yorick has tons of mana to use, how will keep up his passive persistently? Frozen Heart. The starting item of Frozen Heart would be Glacial Shroud. Glacial Shroud is one of the most cost efficient items in the game. It has useful stats for early to mid game like armor, mana, and CDR. This item is essential for mainly bruisers and tank. This item on Yorick, however, is godlike! With the passive of Manamune, Yorick gains more damage from Glacial Shroud. The upgrade of Glacial Shroud is Frozen Heart. The Frozen Heart offers 99 armor, 500 mana, 20% CDR, and 20% passive slow! Wow! This is an OP item on Yorick. With Yorick's passive and Frozen Heart, he will be godlike!

[center][img=items/sight-ward.png][/center] [highlight][center]Sight Ward[/center][/highlight] When playing Yorick on top lane, it is very important to buy sight wards to prevent ganks from the enemy team. And I will say it again, buy wards at all cost even if you have to go back to base. Yorick's greatest weakness in top lane is getting ganked by the jungler or enemy team. Even if you feel confident that you can push your enemy to the tower, don't. Buy wards first, then proceed to push on if you must. Yorick is a powerful champion when it comes to top lane and your opponent will be ready to take you down...by calling his jungler to gank you.

[highlight]Starting Items: [/highlight] [item=faerie-charm] -> [item=health-potion3] -> [item=mana-potion3] -> [item=sight-ward] At the start of the game, I would buy faerie charm, health potions, mana potions, and a sight ward to keep him safe and sustained in his lane. [highlight]First Trip Back: [/highlight] [img=items/boots-of-speed.png] + [img=items/tear-of-the-goddess.png] + [img=items/sight-ward.png] Once you reached enough gold to 520 or above, go back to base and grab tear of goddess immediately for extra mana to sustain your lane. Also, make sure to buy a ward every time you go back to base to prevent ganks. After tear of goddess, I would go for boots as the second item because it gives Yorick a boost on his movement speed to poke and harrass as possible. [highlight]Early Main Build: [/highlight] [img=items/manamune.png] + [img=items/giants-belt.png] +[img=items/mercurys-treads.png] or [img=items/ninja-tabi.png] Once you have enough gold, be sure to buy Manamune for a stronger poke and mana stacking. After Manamune, I encourage you to buy giants belt. Why giants belt? Once Yorick has Manamune, he will be incredibly squishy. With giants belt, he can soak up minimum damage and deal more damage against his enemy as time progresses. As you may know, Yorick is a DPS (damage per second) Champion. The longer the fight, the stronger he becomes. After giants belt, be sure to upgrade your boots to merc treads or ninja tabi depending on the situation of the fight. [highlight]Early Defense: [/highlight] [img=items/glacial-shroud.png] + [img=items/negatron-cloak.png] Your best early armour would be glacial shroud. Yorick benefits great stats from glacial shroud because it has 45 armour, 10% CDR, and 300 mana. I love this item because it makes me feel safe, flexible, and more time to farm on minions with the extra mana. Once you have glacial shroud, get negatron cloak as your next magic resist item. [highlight]Frozen Heart vs Iceborn Gauntlet: [/highlight] [img=items/frozen-heart.png] (MUST) vs [img=items/frozen-fist.png] After negatron cloak, upgrade your glacial shroud to Frozen Heart immediately. Why not upgrade spirit visage first than Frozen Heart? Why not upgrade Iceborn Gauntlet instead of Frozen Heart since it is the new meta item for Yorick? First things first. Lets talk about Frozen Heart and Iceborn Gauntlet since everybody has been asking me about this new upgraded item. Between the two items, Frozen Hearts easily wins, hands down my friend. Here are my reasons. Frozen Heart offers +95 armor which is a crap load of armor that is close to Thornmail. It already offers decent 400 mana. That 20% CDR along with Spirit Visage will get you up 40% CDR which is the maximum cooldown you need. The higher cooldown percentage, the lower of your abilities cooldown timer. The passive of 20% attack speed reduction is very effective in teamfights. Upgrading your glacial shroud to Frozen Heart will be your strongest point in surviving in teamfights. Iceborn Gauntlet offers +70 armor which I consider average. It comes with +30 ability which I find it really useless. The 500 mana is a bit over the borderline because Yorick only needs at least 300 to 400 extra mana after Manamune throughout the game. The 10% CDR really killed this item to be honest. After spending 3200 gold on this item, you only get 10% CDR...what a joke. The reason behind this is the passive slow of the Iceborn Gauntlet. Riot wants to control the spam of the passive slow so it won't go out of control. If you get this item in the middle of the game, you would only have about 14% cooldown reduction including from the mastery...the percentage does not make a big difference. With the Frozen Heart on the other hand, you would have 24% CDR which is really good. The bonus physical damage that procs 125% of your base damage does not make a huge difference. It is very similar to sheen to be honest. Even though it has aoe damage, it still won't make a big difference. Like I said, the 14% CDR won't get you any where with the Iceborn Gauntlet. The aoe passive slow is only effective if you reach 35% to 40% which is already close to end game... You can pretty much replace Iceborn Gauntlet slows with Omen of Pestilence. [highlight]Spirit Visage: [/highlight] [img=items/spirit-visage.png] This item is by far the best magic resist item that I know for Yorick. It gives off +400 health which is quite beefy. +55 magic resist which I still prefer +45 magic resist to be just right. It offers 20% CDR which I love the most. The 20% passive healing and spellvamp is just perfect for Yorick to sustain in battle. The only problem about this item is that it is expensive and the upgrade was just unnecessary. I mean come on. The old spirit visage cost only 1450 gold compared to 2750 gold as of now. That is the reason why I prefer upgrading Frozen Heart first because it gives off more stats compared with the spirit visage. The old spirit visage was completely powerful item and I understand why Riot had to upgrade it. [highlight]Late Game: [/highlight] [img=items/warmogs-armor.png] or [img=items/frozen-mallet.png] By the time you get to the late game, it's all about survival and tanking for your team. I find Warmogs or Frozen Mallet to be the best tank item for Yorick. Warmogs is a good choice because it offers +1000 health and has a passive healing which stacks with spirit visage. A reasonable choice indeed. If the enemy has good escapes and assassins, go for Frozen Mallet since it offers extra ad damage, health, and a incredible passive slow to lock down your enemy like a glue. [highlight]End Game: [/highlight] [img=items/guardian-angel.png] As for end game goes, your best advantage would be guardians angel. A guardians angel can really change the whole teamfight if you revive yourself once or twice with your ultimate. That would be kinda scary. The end game is usually a situational item. If you are doing really good, go for bloodthirster. If bad, go for guardians angel. [highlight]Other optional items: [/highlight] [img=items/hextech-gunblade.png] This item is okay on Yorick giving him spell vamp and lifesteal. It didn't really helped me a lot in late game. [img=items/trinity-force.png] I've seen a lot of players go straight to Triforce on Yorick. It's a good item but it lacks HP, armor and its super damn expensive. If Yorick is focused in teamfights, he is surely gonna die quickly. [img=items/randuins-omen.png] This gives Yorick nice HP, armor, and passive slows. I would get this if their team has heavy melees. [img=items/youmuus-ghostblade.png] Not a big fan of this item but it gives Yorick some descent upgrade stats. [img=items/last-whisper.png] I would get this item because Yorick lacks armor penetration. It helped me a lot of game actually. [img=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] It's a rare item on Yorick but it gives Yorick double the slow with his spell "W" and "E". Pretty fun to use this item. [img=items/atmas-impaler.png] I was really sad when Riot nerfed atmas. I prefer that 2% rather than 1.5%. It is still a good item on Yorick but Frozen Heart has enough armor to cover. [img=items/the-black-cleaver.png] Due to the Season 3 update patch on Black Cleaver, I find this item to be quite useful on him granting armor penetration, health, CDR, and armor pen passive. The passive also stacks with your ghouls physical damage! Really good item. [img=items/maw-of-malmortius.png] Strong AD magic resist item for Yorick but I find it on him a bit squishy.

[center][title]Hard Champions[/title] [img=champ/chogath.png] [highlight]Cho'Gath [Most Wanted][/highlight] This monstrous creature will be your toughest opponent above all else. If you try to summon your ghouls on him, he can literally heal himself whenever he kills a unit. Even if you have the chance to kill him, he can use rupture to knock you up and slow you or silence you. Then, he runs away and continues to farm with his passive. Your best advantage is to fight him early on between level 1 -3. If cannot, try to sustain your lane and farm minions as possible. He is on my first list. [img=champ/riven.png] [highlight]Riven [Fear Me][/highlight] This Riven is a real bitch when she starts spamming all over your face. She can tank really good against your abilities and ghouls. She first dives at you with a shield, stuns you, then goes all out on the slamming and shits. Then, she runs away. Very annoying and you will notice how much health you have lost from all that combo. Pay attention to her abilities skills. She is on my second list. [img=champ/fiora.png] [highlight]Fiora [Deadliest] [/highlight] Do not get close to Fiora between level 1-3. She is very dangerous. She can dive through your W spell and start shredding your health instantly while chasing you. I hate this bitch so much. After level 3, you can start spamming all ghouls at once on her and then chase her ass. She is on my 3rd list. [img=champ/akali.png] [highlight]Akali [Ninja Your Face][/highlight] This Akali is a very tricky Ninja and can deal quite a damage in close combat. She marks you then hits you real hard and then goes back into her twilight shroud hiding like a boss. WTF, are you for real? Fight me like a man but too bad. The same cycle goes on. If she is in her twilight shroud, leave her alone. [img=champ/wukong.png] [highlight]Wukong [Sneaky Monkey][/highlight] Wukong is quite the fighter against Yorick. He first dives at you and then slams you with huge burst of damage. You get pissed off and decided to hit him but he clones himself and runs away... Sneaky Monkey. [img=champ/irelia.png] [highlight]Irelia [Unpredictable Mover][/highlight] She is almost the same as Fiora but she dives right at you and then stuns you. So, be very cautious at her ability usage. Once, she dives and stuns you, spam all your ghouls and flee. Then come back and poke her again. [img=champ/garen.png] [highlight]Garen [Spin to Win][/highlight] This Garen loves to hide in the damn brush all the time. So make sure to spam your W in brush as much as possible for Garen. He is very tanky, can silence you, and shred you badly with his spin. Your not Teemo so go beat his ass in the brush. [img=champ/yorick.png] [highlight]Yorick [Your Rival][/highlight] This fight can get really ugly. Only way to win this fight is to test your abilities against his. Good luck. [/center]

[imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/781898-1280x800-wallpaper_league_of_legends_03_1920x1200.jpg] In teamfights, you want to score for the squishy champs as possible. Why? It's because you are a tank that can take a lot of damages and your abilities can disable them. Always get ready to use your W as possible for ganks and slows. It is also good against low HP runners. If you see a low HP runner running away, activate your W and let your team chase the crap at them. Your ulti is one of the most useful tool in teamfights. If your teammates is about to die, use it. Don't ignore it. They will thank you because they got a kill for revenge. Remember, you're the doctor in the team and you must revive them. Also, if you see your teammates getting chased, use your W and run in at their enemy. No excuse!

[imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/Clipboard01-22.jpg] I believe Yorick is a viable champion that can fit in as a role of a jungler, pusher, sustainer, and tank in 3v3 and 5v5. But what about Dominion? Dominion is a fast pace battle map that emphasizes immediate action and frantic, non-stop combat. The role of the Crystal Scar is to capture the points and defend from the opposing team. Yorick, however, can also fit in this role. Yorick can be played as either attacker or defender. This guide is just a tip of how I play Yorick in Dominion. My guide is mainly focused on 3v3 and 5v5 but I would also like to help LoL players to achieve Yorick in Dominion as well. I do not have the utmost knowledge of the Dominion build but I am still currently working on it as of now. If you do find this guide helpful or needs improvement, please leave a comment of your suggestions. Thank you.

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[highlight]Defender Build: [/highlight] [img=items/prospectors-blade.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/boots-of-speed.png] [highlight]-> [/highlight][img=items/mercurys-treads.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/glacial-shroud.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/phage.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/spirit-visage.png] [highlight]-> [/highlight][img=items/entropy.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/frozen-heart.png] [highlight]-> [/highlight][img=items/last-whisper.png] [highlight]Attacker Build:[/highlight] [img=items/prospectors-blade.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/boots-of-speed.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/ionian-boots-of-lucidity.png] [highlight]->[/highlight][img=items/trinity-force.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/entropy.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/atmas-impaler.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/spirit-visage.png] [highlight]->[/highlight] [img=items/sanguine-blade.png]

The runes are pretty much the same as the main rune pages but I truly advise to get MS Quints over AD Quints. [center][imgext=http://edge2.mobafire.com/images/rune/greater-quintessence-of-swiftness.png] [highlight]Greater Quint of Swiftness[/highlight] [/center] In Dominion map, movement speed is very essential for Yorick's survival and chase. You will expect a lot of ganks and meetings in random places from the opposing team. Without the MS Quints, you will be very easy target to their team.

[highlight]Tank[/highlight] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/tank_zpsb33f65ff.jpg][/center] For mastery, I prefer 9/21/0 for survivability and speed. Each components of the defensive tree will help you withstand from almost any damage from the enemy team including your passive. You will be facing huge burst damage and glass cannon in the Dominion map. It just seems that everyone is rolling their face on the keyboard just to get a damn kill. Haha.

[highlight]Starting Item: [/highlight] [img=items/prospectors-blade.png] + [img=items/boots-of-speed.png] This starter item is a great combination on Yorick giving him a lot of health, damage, and lifesteal for early game. It is also good on Yorick's passive giving his ghouls an extra damage and health. [highlight]Defender Item:[/highlight] [img=items/mercurys-treads.png] This boot will help Yorick to escape from slows and disables for a short period of time. It has a descent AP armor against those AP casters. [img=items/frozen-heart.png] I would recommend Frozen Heart if you are willing to build armor because it has CDR, mana, and a nice passive slow. [img=items/spirit-visage.png] The best AP armor to afford that is cheap, nice health, CDR, and passive healing. [img=items/entropy.png] Love this item so much in Dominion. Gives me nice health , 70 damage, and a unique passive slow. It is a good replacement for Manamune. [img=items/last-whisper.png] This item will cover up your damage and armor penetration for late game. It is very effective. [highlight]Attacker Item: [/highlight] [img=items/ionian-boots-of-lucidity.png] This boot is excellent for Yorick to spam his abilities immediately for early game. [img=items/trinity-force.png] Very effective item for offense. This will give Yorick a lot of speed for him to chase and run. Insane damage from sheen proc and Q. A bit health for you to survive. [img=items/atmas-impaler.png] I find this item to be very useful for defense mechanism. He will gain armor, passive damage, and crit for triforce. [img=items/sanguine-blade.png] This item is a good combination with prospectors blade and spirits visage that gives you tons of healing.

[imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/LeagueOfLegends_Dominion_Artwork3.jpg] In Dominion, Yorick can be played either on top or bottom of the map. Since Yorick already has 3 active abilities and a prospectors blade, he can deal serious damage on champion's health. More importantly, Yorick should always stick with his team at all times because he can endure a lot of damage, deal a lot of damage, and has W spell to slow his enemy. Be sure to use your ultimate on your teammate. This can really change the whole team fight. If you are going top with your team, kill the enemy that your team is targeting. Yorick's three abilities spamming at once can deal great amount of damage bringing champion's half health to 0 in a short time. Also, never fight your enemy alone. This will lead you away from your team and you will be ganked quickly out of no where. If you are going bottom by yourself, be sure to harass your opponent while farming on the minions. Your goal is to be sustained in lane and harassing your opponent out of the minions. You do not want to push your enemy all the way to their turret because he will have the advantage to farm while you just stand there waiting to farm the minions. Be consistent in your lane. Even if you killed your enemy, his respawn time is very short and you will not have the time to capture his turret. Also, their team will decide to push bottom lane and gain control of your turret.

7/30/2012 - Added update Log. 7/30/2012 - Added various builds on mastery pages. 7/30/2012 - Added rune pages and changes. 7/30/2012 - Dominion guide in progress... 7/30/2012 - Added info about Manamune and Frozen Heart 7/31/2012 - Dominion Guide Completed 8/2/2012 - Added info Dominion Teamfight and Gameplay 10/5/2012 - Added a new build called "IRON MAN". 10/22/2012 - Added the "Hall of Fame". 10/25/2012 - Added "Get Sight Ward". 10/27/2012 - Added Offensive & Tank Masteries 11/1/2012 - Added "Trinity Build". 12/20/2012 - Updated Guide for Season 3 10/27/2013 - Added "My Personal Build" on Yorick 10/29/2013 - Changed the Item Builds

Yorick is a very fun champion to play. He is very OP from early, mid, and late game if you build him correctly. Each of his ghouls performs unique task which makes Yorick very fun to play. After several months of building Yorick, I've completed my task and can finally rest in peace. If you find my guide helpful, please give it a like! Also, please leave a comment if you find this build awesome or if you have any questions. Good luck and have fun! [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/grave_digger_-_1994_symphony_of_death_ep.jpg][/center] [center][title]"I used to be a wimp and a musician... Humans laughed and mocked at me."[/title][/center] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/grave_digger_-_1999_excalibur.jpg][/center] [title][center]"Later, I had enough of this pity world. These humans... It was time to strike back!"[/center][/title] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/GraveDigger-TheClansWillRiseAgain.jpg] [highlight] [/center] [title][center]"In years of battle, I fought with honor and pride. Never back down!" [/center][/title] [center][imgext=http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t505/leaguechampions/grave_digger_-_2007_liberty_or_death.jpg][/center] [title][center]"Then I soon ruled the world with death and destruction. I couldn't be killed. I am IRON MAN!"[/center] [/title] [title][center]~ Strategy Gamer ~[/highlight][/center][/title]

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