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General

  • Due to David 'Phreak' Turley being delayed on a flight back from DreamHack (Sweden) Yorick became the first champion to be released before his 'Champion Spotlight'.
  • Yorick was named after the deceased court jester from Hamlet by William Shakespeare, from Proto-Germanic *gawi "region" (cf. German Gau & English yeoman) & *riks "king",[1] the latter from Celtic & cognate with Latin rex.
    • His surname Mori references the Latin phrase memento mori "be mindful of dying", befitting his association with death and lost souls.
      • In the EUW Spanish champion insights it's revealed that the Maiden of the Mist name is Hermenegilda, from Germanic Ermingildis [2], from Proto-Germanic *ermunaz "great, strong, whole" & *gulþan "gold".

Skins

YorickSquare Undertaker Yorick [S|L]
YorickSquare Pentakill Yorick [S|L]
YorickSquare Arclight Yorick [S|L]

Relations

  • Yorick was able to 'survive' Blade of the Ruined King item the Ruination of the Blessed Isles by way of a vial filled with the Isles' subterranean holy water, allowing him to preserve a fragment of his humanity. He plans to destroy the undead by Shepherd of Souls using them.
  • MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser embarked on a metal-fueled journey to recruit KarthusSquare Karthus, Yorick, SonaSquare Sona, and OlafSquare Olaf in order to form Pentakill so they would Smite Smite and Ignite Ignite the whole of Runeterra with their music. [3]

References

  1. Foerstermann, Altdeutches namenbuch, p. 623
  2. Foerstermann, Altdeutches namenbuch, p. 480
  3. Pentakill - Smite and Ignite