A New Champion Approaches: Yorick The Gravedigger

Posted on at 5:20 PM by Moobeat

Riot has dropped off the official word on Yorick's abilities and a dip into his lore. Check out his abilities below. All the abilities are what we've been able to gather from various red posts and the PC Gamer article, but boy is it good to see them all in the same place. That passive looks pretty beastly as well.


The work of gravediggers is essential amongst the living, but invaluable in the Shadow Isles. There are many shades of death there, and each is embraced rather than feared or reviled. One can only ascend from one state to the next with the magical aid of a skilled professional. At the end of the first Rune War, Yorick Mori made his living as a gravedigger. His family owned and maintained the Final Rest Memorial, one of the oldest cemeteries in Valoran. The shovel he employed for his work had been passed down for generations. Each gravedigger taught his son that this shovel was imbued with the spirit of every forefather, and that those spirits would protect him during the long lonely nights amongst the tombstones. To his eternal regret, Yorick died without an heir, bringing the proud Mori line to a close. His body was interred with his shovel in the family mausoleum, and the Final Rest Memorial soon fell to ruin. Death, however, was not the end Yorick had expected.

Yorick emerged on the haunted shores of the Shadow Isles – not quite dead, definitely not alive – still clutching his beloved shovel. He soon learned that with it he could act as a ferryman for the Isles’ undead denizens, helping them climb death’s many-tiered ladder. This proved a curse, as a gravedigger must “bury his quota” before he too can ascend, or so the legend goes. No one knows what “his quota” is. Yorick dug tirelessly, waiting in vain for the day when he would be freed of his burden. As decades turned to centuries, the shame of his failures came to a head. He returned to Valoran to find his corpse, convinced that salvation might be buried with it. When he arrived, no trace remained of either the mausoleum or the memorial. Hope nearly lost, he discovered the League of Legends, and there saw an opportunity to immortalize the family name he allowed to be forgotten ages ago.

“Die first, then we’ll talk.” -Yorick


( Q ) Omen of War: Yorick’s next attack will deal bonus physical damage and summon a Spectral Ghoul that deals additional damage and moves faster than Yorick’s other ghouls. While the Spectral Ghoul is alive, Yorick moves faster as well.

( W ) Omen of Pestilence: Yorick summons a Decaying Ghoul that arrives with a violent explosion, dealing damage and slowing nearby enemies. While the Decaying Ghoul remains alive, nearby enemies continue to be slowed.

( E ) Omen of Famine: Yorick steals life from his target and summons a Ravenous Ghoul that heals Yorick for the damage it deals.

( R ) Omen of Death (Ultimate): Yorick conjures a revenant in the image of one of his allies. If his ally dies while its revenant is alive, the revenant sacrifices itself to reanimate them and give them time to enact vengeance.

Unholy Covenant (Passive): Yorick’s attacks deal more damage for each summon that is active. Meanwhile, Yorick’s ghouls deal some percent of Yorick’s Attack Damage and have some percent of his total health.

- MrCrumb, Associate Media Producer, via the official forums.

What do you think of his abilities? They look rather .. ghoulish to me. Also, if you are interested in all of the Dreamhack goodness that is starting in a few days, be sure to check out THIS forum thread. It has PDF files of all the season one tournament times in all different time zones. Thanks to TheDoorMatt9 for compiling this.


  1. i love new characters, this guy looks pretty cool

  2. I like the new abilities, it change up the gameplay a little

  3. I like the sound of Omen of Death. Sounds like a real nifty ability, being able to revive an ally.

  4. Hey Moobeat! What happened to your geeky blog? It says it's been removed :(

  5. Cool abilites, the ult could be super useful in a team battle

  6. Hey man, I'm still here for you.

  7. @Ada

    Someone bombed my adsense and blogger accounts last night. Spammed my ads, got me banned, and google will hear none of that. I got reported and contacted for racism and all sorts of out rageous stuff for all of my blogs, but I got that taken care of. I went ahead and took down my newest blog for sake of its upkeep is better spent doing other things at the moment :(

  8. So sorry to hear about your other blogs!! I really liked Death with no Redemption (is that correct?)


    Keep the good work, at least on this one!

  9. Sorry to hear about your blogs.

    On this page I also seem to get a large amount of pop ups today. :O

    Anyway I'm psyched about Yorick. He looks awesome and I can't wait to play him!

  10. so many champions, so little time!

  11. hope to see a video of him soon

  12. Sorry about your other blog man.
    People now a days...
    Anyways, thanks for the Lol update on characters, I've been wanting to play new ones. Haha, I'm not really amazing yet, hell I'm not even used to the macros, but this guy looks pretty decent.

  13. Just got back into LoL playing around with xin zhao, this new character looks good though

  14. Same thing happened to a fellow blogger a few months. It's terrible bro. Have you tried switching to chitika ads? they look like adsense ads

  15. I'm going to play this badass, I'm the master of micro management!

  16. Gravedigger reminds me of an undead from wow combined with an Orc! Sorry to hear about your blog man, I hope you get everything worked out

  17. It's cool that all of these have in-depth stories behind them.

  18. @Lendo Khar

    I'll check that out when I get back home. I have been trying clickzor or whatever atm.