“TL;DR - DIFFICULT MATCHUP. DON’T PUSH LANE BRAINLESSLY. FREEZE IT AT EVERY POINT IF POSSIBLE. GHOST+IGNITE+TELEPORT ARE ALL VIABLE CHOICES, WITH EACH HAVING ITS OWN PLAYSTYLE. DON’T DIE AT LEVEL 3 WHEN HE HAS 4 GHOULS. DON’T GET STUCK IN THE CAGE. IF YOU DO, AUTO+W IT. YOU CAN ALSO TRY FLASHING OUT OF IT. TRY TO FIGHT HIM WHEN HE HAS NO GHOULS. DON’T GET HIT BY HIS SPELLS WHEN HE HAS GHOULS/GRAVES. TRY TO BAIT MAIDEN INTO YOUR TOWER TO KILL HER. SHE WINS EVERY FIGHT FOR YORICK UNLESS YOU HEAVILY OUTPLAY HIM. HE DOES BOTH AP AND AD DAMAGE SO HE’S DIFFICULT TO ITEMISE AGAINST. TABIS+MR.
Yorick is a VERY annoying lane to deal with. As and immobile champion, if Yorick has ghouls and he catches you in his cage, you need to flash in order to avoid dying. His cage is buggy as hell which stops you from outplaying him sometimes. Auto+W killing the cage actually does not refund your W cooldown. And it means you have to waste a big portion of your combo as well. Yorick WITHOUT his ghouls is free food though. You have to make sure he does not touch the wave. STOP HIM from generating graves. If he has ghouls then you are in trouble, as you have to give him lane priority which also means he can generate EVEN MORE graves. Yorick beats you by unleashing his army on you and then kiting away from you using the cage. This is why you have to have your ghost when fighting him as you need to both stick to him, Kite away from his empowered auto AND kite from his ghouls. Try to freeze Yorick off of the wave as this allows you to run him down and it stops him from generating ghouls. Madien makes his matchup a nightmare. Try to get hit by his skill shot under turret so that the Maiden aggros onto you and dies under turret. The 50% of your HP you lost from doing this is worth not having Maiden in the fight. Ignite can actually work into Yorick if you are planning on killing him as many times as possible. But if you do this you HAVE to take Nimbus Cloak. You could also try to play passively with Teleport. Conqueror works well in this lane. Aftershock is nice to have if he manages to catch you within his cage. PTA works and HoB is good if you wish to cheese him. Overall, if you force him into an all in if he doesn’t land his Cage, he is dead. And even if he does land the cage, a trick you can do is wait for him to throw out his skillshot that aggroes the ghouls and Maiden to you, and then flash towards him to try to kill him. Beating Yorick requires you to do these kinds of things and doing these kinds of things requires mechanical prowess.”
“You're going to need to increase your ability to side step and avoid his (W) and (E) if he catches you with either you really have no reliable way of escaping, except with a pair of boots of swiftness. Try to (Q) him while he tries to grave stack a minion to slow down his ghoul spam. PTA is often the better choice in higher ELO to simply match his hard split-push potential. Hurricane will make short work of his ghouls and prevent a large split-push. That's it really. If he can't catch you, he can't deal with you. If you're playing any other rune, you can just max (Q) if you wish. Respect his presence and never leave him alone.
“You win pre 6 and any time his ult is down. Your mobility helps you escape his traps and dodge his E. Zone him off the wave the best you can. It's the most effective way to shut him down because only his ultimate will return his edge so get a lead before then if possible. Yorick's level 6 is fairly strong but has a very long cooldown. Try to kill his Maiden when you can.
“Try to dodge his abilities. Dont fight with him when his Ulti is up!”
“If you ever get caught in Yorick's cage you will either take a lot of damage or die. Yorick hard counters champions that do not have dashes. He will generally try to use his cage after his E. If he misses his cage and his E you can look to take a short trade but watch out for his ghouls, their damage adds up fast. You can use your E on his ult to throw it far away. Rush Sunfire and Ninja Tabi and max Q or W.”
“Lvl 1 you win if you Q poke vitals and attack him when his Q is on cooldown. This matchup you need to mainly dodge his E, or parry it if you plan to engage. It is on a fairly long cd. Look to dodge E, then engage with Q, and parry Q. After 6 his ult gives him a lot of lifesteal, so buy executioners, or kill his ult full engage. If he gets ahead he can be an issue.”
“Singed's Q does hardly any damage to Yorick's ghouls, and they hit hard. If you get caught in Yorick's wall you're going to be taking tons of damage. Additionally you can't proxy against Yorick because as soon as he hits level 6 he will cast his ult for the permanent push.”
“Yorick's kit is very weird to fight as he isn't really coded like the rest of the game. His Madien doesn't work like other spawns and his wall is a buggy piece of shit that breaks the game which is what most Yorick players rely on. If he traps you in his cage and lands his skillshot onto you AND has ghouls up, you can kiss 60% of your HP goodbye. Just get the hell out of there. Don't stand and fight. You WILL die. Fortunately, level 6 is much easier for you. You want to bait him into using his cage and his ultimate first. Once he does that, you will ult him and remove BOTH out of the equation. He will have no annoying ghouls, no maiden to save him and no way to delay his death. With proper usage of your ultimate, this lane is a piece of cake. Even if you somehow lose, you also outscale him so don't panic.”
“Not much of a threat but if you ever see a Yorick one trick who is able to play against an auto range match up, then yorick is able to be a threat to neeko. His Maid (Ultimate) is difficult to kill during the laning phase.”
“Yorick is actually a pretty hard matchup for urgot, Remember that your W kills his ghouls super quickly, whenever he walls you in you want to auto attack it and try to kill it ASAP, also try to kill his maiden if he is careless with how he positions it, if he has his maiden out this matchup is hard, but the cooldown is very long on it so while it's down you should try to punish him, yorick also has an insanely weak early game so do not let him farm at all early. Both champs scale very well and you'll probably have to answer his splitpush a lot in the game so build for that. he also does a lot of mixxed damage so death's dance is a great option, executioners calling is a great but as well if he is running conqueror rune.”