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Basically the whole point to this Yamir build is to get max focus with some damage, while remaining tanky. I find in all matches you really shouldn't need more then Bulwark of Hope and Sovereignty to remain tanky while the Void Stone and Rod of Tahuti will make sure that anyone not stacking magic protection are basically dead.
Really this build works for all game types as yamir is a great tower holder in domination, a great lane partner with a high dps character in conquest, and a great initiator in arena.
Please let me know of any critiques to this guide that will make it better!
Seeing the point of this build is focus all of the items have focus on them even though it does go over the cap of 100 at the end. The Void Stone puts you at 105 just over the cap and the Spear of the Magus is picked up just basically for the added damage and penetration with the ability/ult combo Yamir has. It is the 6th item I prefer but you can choose a different one. It is basically just a filler item and any other damaging item could be choosen or you could pick up more protection if you wish to go tankier you can.
Boots of Celerity are the first item you get because of the cooldown reduction for your stuns, the focus given, and the speed boost relative to other boots.
Next you can either get both of your abilities sprint and Aegis Amulet or you can go right for the winged wand. The sprint and aegis gives you more survivability early on and literally ungankable even without a having a movement ability.
The winged wand I feel gives a little less survivability but still good with massive health, movement speed, immunity to slows, and focus to increase your stuns and this build is all about the focus!
Bulwark of Hope is my third item because of the massive health, damage reduction if below 25% health, and gives you focus. It is seriously a ridiculous item to have early game and basically makes you unkillable by mages unless you eat basically three ults. Even then you will probably survive and be able to just pop sprint to run away.
Sovereignty is my fourth item because it just rounds out your tankyness with massive health/focus/physical protection. If you were killable before you definitely are not now.
Breastplate of Valor is an alternate choice. It doesn't give you the health or the aura but it maxes out your cooldown so you can freeze even more!
Void Stone is my fifth item because not only do you get more magical protection for increased tankyness but you gain magical power/focus/and a great magic protection reduction aura. Really ramps up the damage done to anyone who is stupid enough to stay in your ult.
For the last item I would just go with your favorite magic damage item be it Rod of Tahuti, Book of Thoth, Spear of the Magus or any other item. It really just solidifies your player killing ability.
You will want to level up Glacial Strike first, then Shards of Ice, Frost Breath, and finally Ice Wall.
Just farm all the archers with Glacial Strike. At around Glacial Strike level 3 you should be able to one hit them or have them one club away from death. Don't really worry about getting hit by players at low levels because if you get hit the damage your creeps will do to them is a hell of a lot more then what they could do to you.
You don't really want to go out expecting to kill anyone until you have your ultimate Shards of Ice.
What you want to do is run up to someone and freeze them with Frost Breath. Lay down a quick Glacial Strike going towards their escape while they are frozen from Frost Breath. This will slow them once they are done being frozen while doing more damage. Then finally you run towards their escape a little ways to get in front of them for the ult. This allows the enemy to make a choice, chance not being able to run from one side of your ult to the other in time for you to get the kill, or to turn back towards your teammates with low health.
Basically do what is stated above just try to get multiple people trapped by frost breath. Really Frost Breath is ridiculous because with max focus it can last 3 SECONDS! (don't know why the site doesn't have updated focus skills) That is your entire channeling time for your ultimate so even if the person does have a leap if you use your ability instantly after freezing they shouldn't even have time to cast it.
If any of your teammates are around and are able to cast an ult on multiple players that are remaining still for 3 seconds it is basically over even without your ult.
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