New Yorick Update for League of Legends

admin | June 23, 2011 in Gaming | Comments (0)


League of Legends is my current favorite game.  I mean it’s a free game, and it’s addictive as hell.  I can’t get enough of this damn game.  Anyways they just released a new patch update and here is the shpeal on it.


Yorick is a gravedigger and summons ghouls to do his bidding.  It’s odd because it seems like he is a bit of everything.  He”s part mage, melee and tank.  His first spell uses attack damage, and his W and E use magic damage but he always plays very tanky. Here’s his breakdown.

  • 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.

His Omen of War is really helpful in that you can use it like Ghost and just jet away from people, but it also boosts your next hit up like crazy.  This is Yorick’s attack damage skill and gains a plus from AD.

Omen of Pestilence is an AOE skill that is helpful in early game and is Yoricks more “mage” skill. It will do your area damage and then target the closest enemy, chase them, and slow them.  I found it very useful in late game as well in team battle, I would slow the enemy with this for my allies and it helped out a lot.

Omen of Famine is what helps Yorick be a tank.  You can steal your targets life and your ghoul will attack the target and whatever damage it does, it will heal you for that amount.  I mean these ghouls were annoying enough to the other team, but now they’re stealing their health?  Yeah Yorick will be “that” champion.

Omen of Death is what help Yorick be a tank and support.  You will summon a ghost of your target ally, it could even be you, and that ghost will have limited life but will auto attack enemies.  The big thing is, if the target you picked dies, their ghost will sacrifice itself and bring them back to life.  They are not brought back to life for good, but are alive long enough to deal out some damage.  One of the reasons Yorick was put on the market and then taken off right away was because there was a glitch where this spell would keep on bringing the target back to life over and over or it would bring them back to life for good.

His passive, Unholy Covenant, is what makes you want to spam your skills.  In a team battle, I would just spam all my skills, have all of my ghouls and my attack damage increased like a bitch.  Don’t get carried away with it though, only spam them when necessary.

It’s hard to build up Yorick because he can be anything.  A tri-force is a very helpful item, in that it helps you out in all of your areas.  But it’s honestly up to which way you want to build Yorick.  That’s what is nice about his, you can make him into whatever you want.  I will say though, a mage/tank hybrid really worked well for me.

And if you want all the patch details, along with buffs and nerfs check out LoL’s forum right here


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