Originally Posted by Larkhill
yorick is pretty scary late game but early game, he's useless. he has no sustain and he has no wave clearing ability. a heavy push will basically take him out.
if i see a yorick, i instantly go promote morgana if at all possible. first wave i use promote and push the wave. yorick cant go a thing about it.
Except take promote himself, wait until you promote, and start out with prospector blade and boots. He clears the wave within a couple of seconds, right from the start. Having only to worry about the Dark Binding, as you mentioned to push the lane, i assume that that will be done using Tormented Soil.
Any yorick can save his Pestilence to catch the Dark Binding. Actually, he'll most probably not even care to catch the dark binding him self. Dark binding will hurt for around 200 damage at most. Yorick has 100 AD if he starts with Prospectors. If he can land famine on Morgana he'll heal back around 100 health. But if he can land Famine, he can also land Pestilence. Now morgana has a cooldown, and yorick is free again, and still has War up his sleeve, so now morgana MUST run, or face War+Famine+Yorick.
I've been up against a fair share of morgana's, and it pretty much ended always in this. Morgana on the run, yorick chasing. Yorick either catches up before she made it to her control point and kills her, or she just got away and he goes back to what he does best, pushing like a boss.
It's the people where he can't start this yorick bash combo that keeps him from going out of control. Vayne does a good job, as she can maintain the distance. Nasus with wither does a very good job too.