“Recommended: Standard Runes & Ignite
Tips: Your W blocks his Q and Ghoul AAs. Try to dodge his E at all costs. If he hits E, don't walk up. This is very important. If he misses E, punish him with a trade.”
“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 with the new patch his minions deal 200% extra damage when they jump to you. 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 scale 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 just be sure to never leave him alone in any lane.
“A Well Rounded Champion. There's nothing that makes him OP but he's just overall a strong Pick.
Dont fight him when he has Ghouls.
Parry his Q.
Dont waste your Q on random things early or he'll lock you down with his wall and you're dead since you cant hit any vitals when you're in it and your Q is on CD.
Dont fight him when he has Conq and His Maiden Up it's pretty much Feeding unless you're ahead.”
“Start Q and stack your passive, generally a pretty easy lane but can be hard if you don't get an advantage before he hits level 6. I recommend getting executioners early as it will help you a lot when all inning him post 6. Should be a breeze since he is so easy to kill as Irelia before 6 but make sure to ALWAYS avoid getting hit by his E, its pretty slow and its necessary to dodge it after 6 if you want to win.”
“TL;DR - DIFFICULT MATCHUP. DON’T PUSH LANE BRAINLESSLY. FREEZE IT AT EVERY POINT IF POSSIBLE. 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. STEELCAPS RUSH GOOD.
Yorick is a VERY annoying lane to deal with. As an immobile champion, if Yorick has ghouls and he catches you in his cage, you need to flash in order to avoid dying or aa w the cage quickly. 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 sometimes. And it means you have to waste a big portion of your combo as well. His Cage is the buggiest thing in existence and the lane would be much easier if Riot fixed it. But its Riot games so we cannot expect too much. Yorick WITHOUT his ghouls is free food. 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. Conqueror works well in this lane. 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. Yorick is a losing matchup and you HAVE to mechanically outplay him in order to beat him down.”
“Try to dodge his abilities. Dont fight with him when his Ulti is up!”
“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.”
“Yorick is hard because he can max W second and wall you off completely. In a way, he is similar to Nasus, but a lot less bursty but more consistent as a champion. Early game, focus on staying alive and dodging his Es (HIS E GOT BUFFED RECENTLY IF YOU DONT DODGE THIS YOU WILL DIE), as those trigger his little ghouls to attack you, which can chunk you out a lot (they also tend to have a very hard to hit hitbox, which not sure if intended or not but gives Nasus a tumor). Post sheen and level 6, look to take out his maiden before going all in. This is hard to do, because if you attack Yorick’s maiden, he will focus you. Usually, R to clear his maiden, and continue farming. Yorick’s maiden is a longer cd then Nasus’s R, so trading Rs with Yorick isn’t too bad. Just make sure to kill his maiden before focusing him, or you will never win vs him. Yorick would likely split push all game with demolish and tp, so make sure you are forcing fights around the map so he doesn’t get what he wants in the mid game. It is hard to split against him, as his W takes 4 autos to kill at rank 5 (starting at rank 4), and Nasus cannot get out of his W like mobile champs can.”
“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.
“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. Buy armor and health and max Q or W.”