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Previous Lore

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"Die first, then we'll talk." - Yorick OriginalSquare 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.

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Faction

Judgment

By Institute of War

The truest opponent lies within.

Previous Champion Spotlight

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Previous Abilities

Unholy Covenant
Unholy Covenant

Innate: After using a basic ability, Yorick summons a Ghoul near his target. Each Ghoul is granted a unique bonus based on the ability used.

For every active Ghoul and/or active Omen of Death Revenant, Yorick gains 5% increased damage on his basic attacks and reduces incoming damage by 5% (stacks up to 4 times)

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Omen of War
RANGE: 「 50 」「 175 」
COST: 40 Mana
COOLDOWN: 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5
Omen of War

Active: Yorick's next basic attack within 10 seconds gains bonus range and is enhanced to deal bonus physical damage.

  • Bonus Physical Damage: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 (+ 20% AD)

Unholy Covenant Unholy Covenant: Omen of War summons a spectral Ghoul with bonus attack damage and bonus movement speed. While the Ghoul is active, Yorick becomes Ghost ghosted and gains the same bonus movement speed.

  • Ghoul Bonus AD: 8 / 16 / 24 / 32 / 40
  • Bonus Movement Speed: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35%

Omen of War resets Yorick's basic attack timer.

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Omen of Pestilence
RANGE: 600 / 100 / 62.5
COST: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 Mana
COOLDOWN: 12
Omen of Pestilence

Active: Yorick deals magic damage in the target area, Slow icon slowing enemies hit for 1.5 seconds.

  • Magic Damage: 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200 (+ 100% AP)
  • Slow: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%

Unholy Covenant Unholy Covenant: Omen of Pestilence summons a decaying Ghoul that reapplies 50% of Omen of Pestilence's Slow icon slow every 0.5 seconds to all enemies around it.

  • Decaying Ghoul Slow: 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20%

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Omen of Famine
RANGE: 550
COST: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 Mana
COOLDOWN: 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6
Omen of Famine

Active: Yorick deals magic damage to the target enemy, healing himself for 40% of the damage done.

  • Magic Damage: 55 / 85 / 115 / 145 / 175 (+ 100% bonus AD)
  • Healing: 22 / 34 / 46 / 58 / 70 (+ 40% bonus AD)

Unholy Covenant Unholy Covenant: Omen of Famine summons a ravenous Ghoul whose every basic attack heals Yorick for 17.5% AD (doubled against enemy champions)

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Omen of Death
RANGE: 900
COST: 100 Mana
COOLDOWN: 120 / 105 / 90
Omen of Death

Active: Yorick conjures a controllable Revenant of the target allied champion or himself, lasting up to 10 seconds.

If Omen of Death's target dies while the Revenant is active, it sacrifices itself to reanimate them for 10 seconds at its location, healing them to full health.

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Pets

Control type Autonomous
Target type Minion
Priority
  1. Ability's target
  2. Enemy champions (pursues them until Ghoul either dies or loses Sight icon sight)
  3. Enemy minions
  4. Enemy turrets

Control type R or Alt + Right Click when controlled by Yorick

Right Click when controlled by Omen of Death Omen of Death's target

Target type Champion

Abilities

Previous Quotes

Twisted Treeline Altar Capture Responses
Spirit of the Altar profileicon West Altar
  •  
    WestAltar.Yorick1
    "Alas, poor Yorick."
  •  
    WestAltar.Yorick2
    "Are you lonely, Yorick?"
  •  
    WestAltar.Yorick3
    "As you wish, gravedigger."
East Altar
  •  
    EastAltar.Yorick1
    "Get to your task, gravedigger! Make our numbers endless!"
  •  
    EastAltar.Yorick2
    "Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!!"
  •  
    EastAltar.Yorick3
    "Slay them, gravedigger! Make them serve us!"

Champion Select
  •  
    Yorick Select
    "Death is only the beginning."
Movement
  •  
    Yorick.move1
    "Answers lie beneath the dirt."
  •  
    Yorick.move2
    "There is only one destination."
  •  
    Yorick.move3
    "Death is the gift I offer."
  •  
    Yorick.move4
    "You will remember Yorick Mori."
  •  
    Yorick.move5
    "Life slips away."
  •  
    Yorick.move6
    "Embrace the inevitable."
  •  
    Yorick.move7
    "Who requires my services?"
  •  
    Yorick.move8
    "The last breath is sweetest."
  •  
    Yorick.move9
    "Everything has an expiration date."
Taunt
  •  
    Yorick.taunt
    "I will bury you alive!"
Joke
  •  
    Yorick.joke
    "I think I might know a relative of yours. No hair... sagging flesh... always going on about brains. Ring any bells?"
Laugh
  •  
    Yorick.laugh1
    Yorick laughs.
  •  
    Yorick.laugh2
    Yorick laughs.
  •  
    Yorick.laugh3
    Yorick laughs.
  •  
    Yorick.laugh4
    Yorick laughs.
Attack
  •  
    Yorick.attack1
    "Fill the ground with them."
  •  
    Yorick.attack2
    "Another claimed for the Shadow Isles."
  •  
    Yorick.attack3
    "Join me in eternity."
  •  
    Yorick.attack4
    "Live bodies are so... fragile."
  •  
    Yorick.attack5
    "They will make splendid corpses."
  •  
    Yorick.attack6
    "Do you hear the ghouls?"
Ability Casting
Using Omen of Pestilence Omen of Pestilence
  •  
    Yorick.W1
    "Wither."
  •  
    Yorick.W2
    "Rot."
  •  
    Yorick.W3
    "Torment!"
Using Omen of Famine Omen of Famine
  •  
    Yorick.E1
    "Devour!"
  •  
    Yorick.E2
    "Feast!"
  •  
    Yorick.E3
    "Haunt!"


Previous Splash Art

  • 1st Classic Yorick
  • 1st Undertaker Yorick
  • 1st Pentakill Yorick
  • 2nd Pentakill Yorick
  • 3rd Pentakill Yorick

Patch History

V10.6
  • Shepherd of Souls Shepherd of Souls
    • New Effect: Large monsters that die near Yorick now leave a grave.
    • New Effect: Mist Walkers now take 50% reduced damage from monsters.
V9.12
V9.6
  • Shepherd of Souls Ghouls
    • New Effect: Now triggers effects that are triggered by pets (i.e. on-ability-hit effects). It is also classified as basic attacks.
V9.5
  • Eulogy of the Isles Eulogy of the Isles
    • Maiden of the Mist base damage reduced to 0 / 10 / 40 from 10 / 20 / 40.
    • Bonus damage against Maiden of the Mist's target reduced to 3 / 6 / 9% of target's maximum health from 5 / 7.5 / 10%.
V9.2 - January 28th Hotfix
  • Eulogy of the Isles Eulogy of the Isles
    • Bug Fix: Cooldown no longer resets if the Maiden dies the instant Yorick sets her free.
V9.2
  • Shepherd of Souls Shepherd of Souls
    • Removed: Ghouls no longer deal 60% reduced damage when they are too far from Yorick.
    • Deaths required for a grave reduced to 12 / 6 / 2 (based on level) from 12 / 8 / 4 (based on level).
    • ARAM-Specific Balancing: Deaths required for a grave reduced to 2 from 4.
    • Mist Walker kill gold reduced to Gold 2 from Gold 5.
  • Mourning Mist Mourning Mist
    • Bug Fix: Mist Walkers and the Maiden no longer sometimes fail to target an enemy hit by Mourning Mist.
  • Eulogy of the Isles Eulogy of the Isles
    • Removed: Maiden of the Mist no longer deal 33.3% reduced damage when she is too far from Yorick.
    • Maiden of the Mist base health reduced to 300 / 1000 / 3000 from 700 / 1500 / 4000.
    • Maiden of the Mist health ratio increased to 70% of Yorick's maximum health from 30%.
    • New Effect: The Maiden no longer begins autonomously pushing a lane when far from Yorick. Instead, she'll leash back to him. While following Yorick, the Maiden of the Mist will leash back to Yorick if he moves 900 units away from her.
    • New Effect: Can now reactivate Eulogy of the Isles to set the Maiden free, but can't get her back once he does. She'll push the nearest lane until she dies.
V8.23 - November 21st Hotfix
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Mistwalkers and The Maiden no longer draw minion aggro onto Yorick if they damage an enemy champion. The turret aggro portion of the fix is still in place.
V8.23
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Mistwalkers and The Maiden now draw minion and turret aggro onto Yorick if they damage an enemy champion.
V8.21 - October 25th Hotfix
  • Shepherd of Souls Shepherd of Souls
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where Mistwalkers were dealing less damage than intended.
V8.17
  • Shepherd of Souls Shepherd of Souls
    • Mist Walker base attack damage changed to 2 − 99 (based on level) from 2 − 100 (based on level).
V8.12
  • General
    • Mist Walkers and the Maiden now update their stats when Yorick's stats change.
  • Last Rites Last Rites
    • Cooldown reduced to 7 / 6.25 / 5.5 / 4.75 / 4 seconds from 7 / 6.5 / 6 / 5.5 / 5.
V7.24
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage reduced to 62 from 65.
V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 65 from 57.
    • Base armor increased to 39 from 30.
  • Last Rites Last Rites
    • New Effect: Can now affects turrets.
V7.14
  • Shepherd of Souls Shepherd of Souls
    • New Effect: Ghouls now immediately attack upon Mourning Mist Mourning Mist's dash.
    • Ghoul base damage changed to 2 − 100 (based on level) from 10 − 95 (based on level).
    • Mourning Mist reaction radius increased to 1400 from 1000.
    • Grave despawn range increased to 2000 from 1600.
  • Eulogy of the Isles Eulogy of the Isles
    • Cooldown reduced to 160 / 130 / 100 seconds from 160 / 150 / 140.
    • Maiden health increased to 700 / 1500 / 4000 from 700 / 1500 / 3000.
V7.11
V7.10
  • Shepherd of Souls Shepherd of Souls
    • New Effect: Mist Walkers no longer perish when they move too far away from Yorick or the Eulogy of the Isles Maiden.
  • Last Rites Last Rites
    • New Effect: If it kills a unit when Yorick has max graves, the furthest grave will now be replaced rather than no grave being spawned.
  • Eulogy of the Isles Eulogy of the Isles
    • New Effect: The Maiden's stats now increase when Yorick puts another skill point into Eulogy of the Isles, rather than remaining unchanged until Yorick summons her again.
V7.7
  • Dark Procession Dark Procession
    • Bug Fix: Lifesteal no longer applies when hiting the wall.
V7.6
  • Last Rites Last Rites
    • Bug Fix: When the empowered basic attack crits, the basic attack portion of the damage is now properly modified, rather than the bonus damage.
V7.5
V6.23
  • Dark Procession Dark Procession
    • Yorick once again walks into range to cast Dark Procession, rather than casting it at max range in the target direction.
V6.21
  • Eulogy of the Isles Eulogy of the Isles
    • If Yorick summons the Maiden inside of a lane, she'll start pushing that lane.
V6.20
  • General
    • Mistwalkers and the Maiden will now teleport with Yorick if they were following him (does not occur if they were pushing a lane).
  • Shepherd of Souls Shepherd of Souls
  • Dark Procession Dark Procession
    • Will now cast at his maximum range if Dark Procession is cast outside of its maximum range.
  • Mourning Mist Mourning Mist
    • Removed: Minions marking. Now only marks champions and monsters.
V6.18
  • Full Relaunch
    • Title changed to the Shepherd of Lost Souls from the Gravedigger.
    • Complete visual upgrade across all skins.
    • New splash artwork for Yorick OriginalCircle Original Yorick and Yorick UndertakerCircle Undertaker Yorick.
    • New voiceover.
    • New lore.
    • Shepherd of Souls Shepherd of Souls - New I
      • The Cursed Horde: Yorick can have up to four Mist Walkers in his service at once. Mist Walkers decay if they move too far from either Yorick or the Maiden of the Mist.
      • Final Service: A grave is occasionally created when enemy minions or neutral monsters die near Yorick, and all enemy champions that die near him leave a grave.
    • Last Rites Last Rites - New Q
      • Active: Yorick's next basic attack deals bonus damage and restores some health. If Last Rites kills a target, it creates a grave. If there are at least three graves nearby and Last Rites is on cooldown, Yorick can instead cast Awakening Awakening to raise Mist Walkers from the graves.
    • Dark Procession Dark Procession - New W
      • Active: Yorick summons a destructible wall of corpses that encircles a target area for a few seconds.
    • Mourning Mist Mourning Mist - New E
      • Active: Yorick hurls a globule of Mist that deals magic damage, applies a slow, and marks a target. Yorick and Mist Walkers get a movement bonus when heading toward marked targets.
    • Eulogy of the Isles Eulogy of the Isles- New R
      • Active: Yorick summons the Maiden of the Mist with her own personal Mist Walkers. The Maiden moves and attacks on her own. When Yorick attacks the Maiden's target, he'll deal bonus magic damage based on the enemy's maximum health.
V5.6
  • Omen of War Omen of War
    • New Effect: Yorick uses his critical strike animation when casting
    • Range increased to 175 from 125
V4.9
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Armor increased to 19 from 15
V4.4
V4.2
V3.11
  • Crystal Scar
    • Omen of Famine Omen of Famine
      • Cast range reduced to 500 from 550
      • Cooldown changed to 8 seconds at all ranks from 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 345 from 320
V1.0.0.151
V1.0.0.147b
  • Unholy Covenant Unholy Covenant
    • Ghoul movement speed reduced to 300 / 340 / 390 / 443 (based on level) from 350 / 380 / 410 / 443 (based on level)
    • Removed: Ghouls blocking enemy pathing
  • Omen of Pestilence Omen of Pestilence
    • Mana cost increased to 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 from 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60
V1.0.0.144
  • Omen of Famine Omen of Famine
    • Removed: Healing from damage to champions
    • New Effect: Ghoul heals Yorick for 50% of the damage dealt to minions
  • Omen of Death Omen of Death
    • Bug Fix: Revenant instantly dying when Yorick targets Evelynn OriginalSquare Evelynn
V1.0.0.143
V1.0.0.141
  • Omen of Death Omen of Death
    • New Effect: Reactivating while Revenant is active allows Yorick to control them (like Alt + Right Click)
    • New Effect: Targeting particle based on command Revenant is following (only visible to Yorick)
V1.0.0.138
V1.0.0.131
V1.0.0.130
V1.0.0.123
  • Omen of War Omen of War
    • AD ratio increased to (+ 120% AD) from (+ 100% AD)
V1.0.0.122
  • Unholy Covenant Unholy Covenant
    • Ghoul armor reduced to 10 from 20
  • Omen of Pestilence Omen of Pestilence
    • Removed: (+ 100% AP) ratio
    • New Effect: Has a (+ 80% Bonus AD) ratio
  • Omen of Famine Omen of Famine
    • Heal reduced to 40% of damage dealt from 50
    • Range reduced to 550 from 650
  • Omen of Death Omen of Death
    • Revenant AD reduced to 45 / 60 / 75% of target's from 50 / 75 / 100
V1.0.0.121
  • Stats
    • Health growth increased to 85 from 80
    • Mana growth increased to 35 from 30
    • Armor growth increased to 3.6 from 3
    • Attack speed increased to 0.625 from 0.613
    • Movement speed increased to 320 from 315
  • Unholy Covenant Unholy Covenant
    • Ghoul AD increased to 35% of Yorick's from 30
    • Ghoul health increased to 35% of Yorick's from 30
    • New Effect: Yorick takes 5% reduced damage for every ghoul active, stacking up to 4 times
    • New Effect: Ghouls are immune to slows
    • New Effect: Ghouls take 50% reduced area-of-effect damage
  • Omen of War Omen of War
    • Bug Fix: Ghoul not spawning if Yorick is silenced
  • Omen of Pestilence Omen of Pestilence
    • Slow radius and reapplication rate increased
    • Mana cost reduced to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 from 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
    • Cast range increased to 600 from 550
  • Omen of Famine Omen of Famine
    • Mana cost reduced to 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 from 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
  • Omen of Death Omen of Death
    • Removed: Revenants and reanimated champions lose 10% maximum health per second
    • Visual effect for reanimated champions updated
    • Bug Fix: Revenant interaction with Chronoshift Chronoshift and H-28G Evolution Turret H-28G Evolution Turret
V1.0.0.120
  • Added

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