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This is my guide on how I play Ymir.
This build works best with high early game pressure (if duallane) or for good sustain in solo/mid. I tried solo and mid many times and was successful, on my 28 lvl account. This Build might not be super competetive or good against every god, I didn't reach lvl 30 yet.
But it's a ton of fun and can be devastating in the right skilled hands.
So let's get started...
Gives you good early sustain with the Protections and the HP5, also the CC reduction is very good if you're solo laining to get out of that CC as quick as possible.
May very well be the most controversial Item in this Build. But I'll explain why I get this, first of all, the movement speed. With this build you're playing kind of a support tank role. You can run around the map with insane speeds and position yourself to well land your abbilites that have very short range or dodge enemy abilites(Arachne, Ao Kuang, Zeus, ect.) especially, again, solo or mid lane.
Secondly the attack speed, it's great to harass enemies because ymirs cd's are fairly high, you can stun the enemy and immediately start bashing him with your club (or use your 2 first) and easily get those fatalis stacks up, with the passive you will do some really nice damage.
But you really need to have a strong early game, if you are to unskilled to compensate the little lower armor at the beginning or can't position yourself well you can get killed, and if you fall behind early you're not gonna be able to stay in a fight and use those basic attacks together with your fatalis, thus making it pretty useless.
If you get trough there tough, your enemies soon will fear you, you can take so many hits and bash them out of the lane with your club in no time.
Gauntlet of Thebes:
The HP5 and HP you need to keep your tankyness fresh. If you're solo or mid you can get these stacks up easily with your abilities and Basic attacks. You will soon be around 3k Health. HP5 is essential to be able to stay in a fight for long periods of time, to make good use of your auto-attacks.
Midgardian Mail/ Stone of Gaia:
Getting some physical/magical protection is important now, the teamfights should be or already started. Midgardian gives you some more HP, wich we need for the Ethereal Staff later, as well as the passive letting you bash longer on those enemies who want to fight back with their basic attacks, the Stone of Gaia will give you Huge HP5 because of this HP heavy build and is essential, get first whatever you like (take a look at the enemy team)
For the most part you should be playing a Support tank anyway so the damage isn't all that important but to give it a nice boost it the end finish off with the Ethereal Staff to keep that ulti dangerous.
Most of the time I only use meditation for this build, buy it right off the bat together with your boots because you need that Mana early (especially in mid/solo)
Later you can upgrade it to lvl 3 and you will benefit greatly from the 25% HP regen because of this high HP build.
You are a support tank, tough you can easily deal huge dmg early game (wich you need to to get some farm), later until you got the Ethereal Staff your damage will fall a bit short. But you can annoy the **** out of the enemy with your basic attacks, slows and stuns. Use your ulti wisely to zone enemies in Team battles, you can take enough hits to stand there.
The most important thing you gotta do when you have your items and you are a real support tank...
Zone out the enemy!
Ymir has everything he needs, Ice Wall to cut of enemies from the team, prevent follwing enemies or save your teammembers from a sneaky ult (Arachne ect.(yes it's possible, even twice in a row))
The Frost Breath keeps enemies away from crossing your path and is an excellent initiating tool, together with the Ice Wall
Shards of Ice has several uses. If an enemy is chasing your teammember, and you know they'll catch up, just use your ult it will block of the whole street and the enemies need to either get out of the way and stop the chase or take the single most damaging ulti of the whole game to their faces. Enemy wants to run away trough the jungle followed by your teamembers? Just put up a Ice Wall or Shards of Ice and they won't be able to pass.
Also, because you have so much speed from the Fatalis and so much HP, you can easily run into an enemy formation and pop your Shards of Ice, they will scatter all away from the circle of the ulti, thus spreading them and make them easy targets. (I do not recommend this tactic very much tough, because if they all focus you you will take some serious damage or even die, it's better to place the ult when the teamfight has already started)
Your Teamembers will love you (Quote:"Best Ymir ever" "Thanks you saved my *** again" "VVGN, VVER!"
Strong early game if played well (solo lane possible)
Massive sustain with ridicilous HP and HP5
Fatalis Gets useless if you feed the enemy
Requires some skill for dodging, positioning ect.
...I gotta go now running out of time, if you like to try this build out go for it and tell me your expiriences you had with it :)
Grammar may be not supergood I was in a hurry.
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