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Yorn Item Builds
These items are necessary in order to play Yorn optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so
|Fafnir’s Talon procs on each mini-strike of Yorn’s arrow flurry. This leads to him being able to shave very large portions off of the enemy’s health very quickly and is one of the reasons that Yorn has one of the highest possible DPS in the game. The stats that the item provides are all extremely beneficial to the marksman as well.|
|This item is great on marksmen. Not only does it offer a lethal combination of attack damage and critical chance, it holds a pair of extremely powerful passives as well. First and foremost, it increases the amount of damage done whenever the wielder critical hits, which is in itself very valuable. Next, it raises the wielder’s speed whenever they land a critical hit, increasing both their kiting and disengaging potential.|
|Slikk’s Sting offers a number of beneficial stats that can be a big benefit to Yorn. Raising both his critical chance and attack speed, the item does a lot to increase the wielder’s damage output. Beyond that, it additionally offers some resistance to the wearer whenever they manage to critically strike, making them more resilient to control effects.|
|Given that each one of Yorn’s abilities cause an immediate proc of his passive, he will need to cast them in between normal attacks to maximize his damage. As such, Omni Arms can be a great fit, empowering attacks each time he uses an ability. The item additionally offers a number of highly beneficial stats, making it a great pick up for the marksman regardless even when abilities aren’t available.|
|Specializing in physical damage, armor can be a huge detriment to Yorn. Rankbreaker takes care of this when dealing with squishier foes, allowing him to ignore a flat amount of the target’s armor.|
|As Rankbreaker cuts the armor of squishier foes, Muramasa shaves it off of tanks. This is due to the fact that it ignores a percentage of the target’s armor rather than a flat amount. This can result in a large amount of armor being removed from tankier foes, making each of Yorn’s arrows much more impactful.|
|Offering immense amounts of raw damage, Fenrir’s Tooth is a great way to improve Yorn’s finishing potential. The passive damage amplification will make his Heartshot a terrifying finishing move as well as ensure that the marksman can come out on top in drawn out fights.|
|Yorn will be a high priority target in fights and doesn’t have any natural ways to defend himself. Ancestral Glory can give him a bit of wiggle room by resurrecting him after he falls in a fight. Enemies will be forced to pick another target first or risk exposing themselves to Yorn’s allies while they wait for him to resurrect.|
|When constantly stopped by crowd control, Gilded Greaves can be your salvation. The shoes offer the valuable resistance stat, shortening the effects of control abilities and thereby making it easier for the wearer to either bravely fight or bravely flee.|
|War Boots is a very aggressive option for mobility, offering attack speed rather than any defensive stats. These are best picked when with reliable tanks and allies who can protect you from enemy focus.|
|Sonic Boots can help Yorn come out on top when dueling other marksmen. The armor and damage reduction it offers best protects against normal attack focused heroes.|
|Due to how immobile Yorn is, he can benefit greatly from a way to recover his life. Bow of Slaughter offers just this with its fantastic active ability. The item grants 100% life steal for three seconds when used, allowing Yorn to regain health incredibly quickly when paired with his flurry shot. The item additionally offers attack damage, critical chance, and life steal, which can all be very valuable to the marksman.|
Sample Item Builds
|Fafnir’s Talon||War Boots||Claves Sancti||Bow of Slaughter||Slikk’s Sting||Fenrir’s Tooth|
Here we focus on building up Yorn’s damage as much as possible. Each item contributes to his overall DPS in some way, either through attack damage, critical chance, or attack speed. His critical chance will be up to 70%, he critically striking more often than not. These critical hits will have a lot of weight to them as well, Fafnir’s Talon, Claves Sancti, and Fenrir’s Tooth all offering a lot of attack damage to the sun god. His main weakness his is that nothing is done to make up for his terrible mobility or survivability. One ambitious assassin could easily lead to him exploding all over the battlefield.
While still allowing Yorn to become an offensive power house, this build pads in a bit more defense with the marksman’s items. Blade of Eternity and Omni Arms offer armor and health, respectively, to the user, with Blade of Eternity going a step further and picking up Yorn after he falls. While not huge benefits, they’ll go far enough without sacrificing too much of the marksman’s offensive power. Focusing enough on defensive items as to let him absorb the impact of assassins would cripple his damage output and thereby eliminate his usefulness.
|Fafnir’s Talon||Claves Sancti||Slikk’s Sting||Rankbreaker||Slikk’s Sting||Fenrir’s Tooth|
|Fafnir’s Talon||War Boots||Rankbreaker||Claves Sancti||Slikk’s Sting||Muramasa|
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