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Degritone's Sion-Level rework for Yorick

Degritone February 10, 2016 User blog:Degritone

First things first.

Champion Identity

Since the only thing truly kept through a Sion-level rework is identity, let's talk identity before the changes.

The way I always quickly describe Yorick to people in a short sentence is "The world's tankiest Assassin," though that's usually because we're in a game and don't have much time to talk. He is a burst mage that is tankier than 90% of the champs and also has these ghoul things that help DPS if they don't die to the burst. The fantasy is that he is an undying, bursty juggernaut gravedigger with ghouls who help him DPS. That is what I am going to try to preserve through this rework.

Health 581.75 +89.84 Attack damage 61.25 +4.647
Health regen. 10.1 +0.54 Attack speed [*] 0.676  (+ 0 +5%)
Mana 333 +58.76 Armor 27 +3.45
Mana regen. 8.375 +0.566 Magic resist. 32.1 +1.25
melee 175 Move. speed 345

This Yorick, the Gravedigger rework is Degrtione's Sion-level rework.


Death is only the Beginning
COOLDOWN: 180 - 60 (based on level)

Yorick reanimates for 10 seconds the next time he dies. During this time, he gains 50% damage reduction, 50% movement speed that decays to a 20% slow over the duration, is Ghost ghosted, and deals double damage on his first instance of damage to champions after reanimating.

Unholy Covenant: Yorick 「 periodically 」「 every 10 / 7 / 4 seconds 」 gains a Ghoul stack, up to 5. Each ability he uses on a champion or epic monster consumes one Ghoul stack and summons a controllable Ghoul for up to 7 seconds based on which ability is used per target hit. If he has three or more ghouls out, he gains 20% damage reduction and deals 10% more damage.

Additionally, Yorick does not gain bonus attack speed from items or leveling up. Instead, any bonus attack speed he would gain increases the attack speed of his ghouls.

Ability Details
Death is only the Beginning is a self-buff ability that triggers upon taking fatal damage.

Additional Information:

  • Damage reduction is applied after resistances.
  • All ghouls have 125 attack range.

Dead Hands
RANGE: 175 / 275
COST: 45 mana

Active: Yorick summons many ghouls under the ground in a target location which grab at anything above them, dealing physical damage. If this kills a unit, Yorick instantly gains one Ghoul stack. If this does not damage a champion, its base cooldown is reduced to 2 seconds.

  • Physical Damage: 40 (+80 / 92.5 / 105 / 117.5 / 130% AD)

Unholy Covenant: The summoned ghouls have 40% of Yorick's AD, 0.575 attack speed, 25% of his maximum health, and 450 movement speed. While this ghoul is alive, Yorick gains 15% movement speed.

Ability Details
Dead Hands is a ground-targeted, area of effect ability.

Digging It
RANGE: 450
COST: 50 mana
COOLDOWN: 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6

Acitve: Yorick digs a small amount of dirt and throws it at a target, dealing physical damage and increasing damage Yorick and his ghouls do to them for the next 2 seconds.

  • Physical Damage: 5 / 15 / 30 / 70 / 95 (+100% AD)
  • Damage increase: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25%

Unholy Covenant: The summoned ghoul has 10% of Yorick's AD, 0.65 attack speed, 40% of his maximum health, and 400 movement speed. Each time this ghoul damages an enemy champion, Yorick is healed for the damage done and gains health regeneration equal to 5% of his missing health for 5 seconds, stacking up to three times, though not refreshing the duration of previous stacks.

Ability Details
Digging It is a single target ability.

Instill Fear
RANGE: 550
COST: 55 mana

Active: Yorick summons a large ghoul on the opposite side of an enemy that sumpscares them, dealing magic damage to and Fear icon fearing them toward Yorick's location at cast for 0.25 seconds.

  • Magic damage: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+100% base AD) (+20% AP)

Unholy Covenant: The summoned ghoul has 20% of Yorick's AD, 0.625 attack speed, 25% of his maximum health, and 385 movement speed. While this ghoul is alive, all damage done by Ghouls slows the target by 25% for half a second.

Ability Details
Instill Fear is a single target ability.

Call of the Grave
RANGE: 2500
COST: 100 mana
COOLDOWN: 140 / 110 / 80

Active: Yorick stabs the ground with his shovel, transforming a large area into an inescapable grave for 60 seconds after a 1 second cast time, dealing physical damage to all units inside and instantly refreshing his passive if it is on cooldown. Champions that die inside become this ability's ghouls.

  • Physical Damage: 100 / 200 / 300

Unholy Covenant: The summoned ghouls have 75% of Yorick's AD, 0.6 attack speed, 50% of his maximum health, and 410 movement speed.

Ability Details
Call of the Grave is a point blank, area of effect ability.

Additional Information:

  • If he successfully casts this during the reanimation from his passive, he is permanently revived and loses the bonuses from his reanimation, causing his next death to give rewards as a normal death.

(The mana regeneration is 8.375 (+0.566), it's just broken for some reason.)


This rework changes his burst (damage increasers, but with Titanic for the AA reset) from

  • 575 (320% AD) (+100% bonus AD) (+12% maximum health) (+100% AP)


  • 230 (+430% AD) (+100% base AD) (+11% maximum health) (+20% AP)

without either ult. A total change of

  • -345 (+110% AD) (-100% bonus AD) (+100% base AD) (-1% maximum health) (-80% AP)

He is also more reliant on ghouls to DPS, as he has worse AS and cooldowns. As such, they last longer. You also sort of get to choose what you want with the fact that you gain stacks instead of summoning on each cast, meaning you can summon only one kind if you feel like it/hit a bunch of people with an ability. It also sort of takes out part of his lane bulliness because you can no longer use abilities on manions to poke with ghouls.

As with everything, exact numbers are changeable.

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