Yorick rework revealed: Check out his new abilities


The Yorick rework is something the game has needed for a very long time, and his new kit seems extremely promising.

Yesterday was a big day in the League of Legends world.

There was drama, patch notes and even the reveal of Yorick’s much-needed champion rework.

Ryze was the latest champion to get this awesome treatment, but the Shepherd of Souls has needed it more than anyone. When you really sit down and think about it, Yorick has been the most useless champion in the game for a very long time. It’s sad that things got that bad for him, but he was more of a joke than anything else.

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Luckily, that will all be in the past very soon.

Reworks are great because it’s a complete makeover for a champion, but the thing that most people care about the most is gameplay.

Here’s what Yorick’s kit looks like now:

Passive – Shepherd of Souls

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. 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.

Q – Last Rites and Awakening

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 to raise Mist Walkers from the graves.

W – Dark Procession

Yorick summons a destructible wall of corpses that encircles a target area for a few seconds.

E – Mourning Mist

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.

R – Eulogy of the Isles

Yorick summons the Maiden of the Mist (at higher ranks, she’ll bring some Mist Walkers with her). 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.

This is incredibly refreshing to see. Yorick’s current kit is pretty useless, but this one gives him a monster boost. It looks like he’ll actually be able to be a real threat, and most likely as a solo laner in the top lane.

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