A New Champion Approaches: Yorick, the Gravedigger

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MrCrumb

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06-16-2011
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Lore:

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

Abilities:

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.

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.

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

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.



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komugit

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06-16-2011

Am I the only one who thinks of Luigi's mansion when I see those ghouls?

EDIT: Didn't even noticed that I was the first one to post lol


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PureNitrogen

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06-16-2011

I thought we were taking a break from champs and updates to do dreamhack?


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Shingo Monster

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06-16-2011

Apocalypse's Horsemen?! Cool!

EDIT: War, Pestilence, Famine and Death = The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Don't you guys read... X-MEN? :P


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KKkn

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06-16-2011

Nice.


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Elderpriest

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06-16-2011

eh he really doesnt awww me


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Scazza69

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06-16-2011

he looks drop-dead-gorgeous geddit?
....... my mum says im funyy


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Benalicious

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06-16-2011

awww yeah


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NorthKoreanS

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06-16-2011

Sweet!


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The Tyrant

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06-16-2011

Looks pretty awesome.