Originally Posted by Kageoni4
Not to troll or anything, but wouldn't AD Sion be a potential counter ? I mean that how I counter a Yorick, wrecked him pretty badly, but though to be honest all I did was w+q + auto attack + w+ run back repeat. though I had a lot of help from our jungler noc. and with my R I my LS out did most of the damage.
I wouldnt expect AD Sion to be much of a counter. However, If you leveled your shield first it would take quite a bit of sting off the W/E ranged combo that Yorick has. Youd have to bring up the shield right as yorick moves in for the W/E so you avoid the nuke damage as well as the ghoul beating. Too early and Yorick simply holds off on the cast and hits you when shield is down. Too late and you eat damage.
Stun is incredibly mana intensive so I dont see you being able to stun, hit, run. You definitely could not do so with stun AND shield. Your yorick was an utter moron to lose in such a fashion. He would easily be able to W/E you as you approach before your stun, get 10% damage reduction, and his ghouls/burst would do huuge damage, and he Qs you right as you enter melee after his first autoattack.
You would massively lose out on this trade and you have negative sustain, unlike him.
Malphite or Darius! Go with stronger Top laners.
Darius is awful. Great vs most melee tanky DPS, but Yorick easily destroys him. Yoricks entire early game revolves around his W/E combo, slowing darius and making him take tons of ghoul damage.
Its juuust out of darius grab range and even if grabbed, Yorick can still take him with Q,W,E thanks to his damage reduction. Darius AoE hit wont be enough to kill the ghouls, especially since they are right on top of him when spawned.