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John Madden Style Ymir Guide (updated 11/21/2012)

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Smite God: Ymir

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Purchase Order

Build Item Reinforced Greaves (Deleted) Reinforced Greaves (Deleted)
Build Item Meditation Cloak Meditation Cloak
Build Item Reinforced Greaves (Deleted) Reinforced Greaves (Deleted)
Build Item Reinforced Greaves (Deleted) Reinforced Greaves (Deleted)
Build Item Stone of Gaia Stone of Gaia
Build Item Stone of Gaia Stone of Gaia
Build Item Stone of Gaia Stone of Gaia
Build Item Fatalis Fatalis
Build Item Fatalis Fatalis
Build Item Fatalis Fatalis
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Qin's Blades Qin's Blades
Build Item Qin's Blades Qin's Blades
Build Item Qin's Blades Qin's Blades

Last Item depending enemy threat

Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak

Buy early if hades or ares is on other team, buy if someone on your team decides to feed baka

Build Item Aegis Amulet (Old) Aegis Amulet (Old)

Buy if there is a Wukong on enemy team

Build Item Purification Beads (Old) Purification Beads (Old)

Ymir's Skill Order

Ice Wall

Ice Wall

1 X
3 15 16 18 19
Glacial Strike

Glacial Strike

2 A
2 4 6 7 8
Frost Breath

Frost Breath

3 B
1 9 11 12 14
Shards of Ice

Shards of Ice

4 Y
5 10 13 17 20

Introduction

Hello! In the gaming world I go by the name Aesopsphere. I have over 400 games experience mostly using Ymir. I really know how to rock this god. I have no clue how to do video editing or recording; therefore, I thought I would share some football playbook style drawings showing my bag of tricks. Warning I'm a horrible writer: expect fragments, spelling errors, excessive use of the word I, and run-on sentences being that I am a victim of the American public school system. Grammar 5.0 get off a brotha's back neow! In all playbooks y=ymir, x are your team mates, o are your enemy gods, and c are creeps.

Who is your tank and what does he do?

1. Peeling enemy gods off your team mates
2. Setting up kills for your team mates
3. Initiating Team Fights
4. Tanking towers (level 17ish)
5. Tanking Fire Giant and Harpy
6. Hugging some dude named George

Items


I absolutely love this thing. It has magical protection, mana regen, and all the health regen that you would need. Great Item
Some people may see this item on a Ymir build and be like WTF? NOOBSTICKS! but hear me out. Ymir has no escape besides throwing a wall between him and the enemy gods. This item helps you escape, chase down enemy gods, and get around the map to ward. The cooldown reduction is very important and the extra attack speed puts ymir's passive to good use.
When I was toying around with tank builds I was tired of not being able to contribute much damage late game. With the passive of quin blades combined with the attack speed of fatalis ymir can contribute better damage to team fights and secure kills by quin blade procs. Don't buy this item until you can afford all three ranks at once.
This is the physical protection item that has some health and makes ad's pay for hitting you. I mainly chose this item because it is very cheep.

LANING PHASE: How to peel.

Peeling is pulling enemy gods off your carries. When you are in the laning phase you want to protect your partner who is doing the bulk of the damage. He is squishier than you and you want to stop enemy gods from damaging him. There are 4 ways to peel.


    The first way is simply freezing the gods that are attacking your carry with your frost breath.

    The second way is throwing an ice wall between your carry and the enemy attacking him.

The Third way is to glacial strike the enemy god chasing your laning partner. This skill has a delay; therefore the trick is you cast it in the direction that your target is going toward instead of where he currently is when you cast it.The fourth way I'm going to call body blocking. This is when you use put Ymir's body in a straight line between attackers and your carry so you get hit instead of your carry. I can also get in your attacker's way blocking his toon's movement.

LANING PHASE: Setting up kills.

    Whenever you set up a kill you want to do your best to have more creeps alive than your opponents do. When an enemy god gets close enough you want to throw a wall behind the God, then frost breath, slow them with glacial strike, then auto attack while your carry Rick James slaps them in the face. It should look like this.
Ymir's ult has a lot of delay on it making it really hard to hit. If you follow this combo most of the time you will get an ult hit unless your enemy god has a jumping escape. If one of your enemy gods gets close enough you frost breath- glacial strike-ice wall- ultimate. It should look like this

Tower Tricks

    This trick is for when you are got pushed into your own tower and need to defend it. As soon as the melee creeps pass the tower fire radius you can throw your ice wall in front of them to keep them off your tower for a few extra seconds. This blocks auto-atacks from enemy Gods and gives your incoming creeps more time to intercept the attacking creeps.
This trick is for when your creeps are at the other teams tower and you are attacking it. You can throw up a wall keeping enemy creeps and players out of the tower radius for some extra time to attack. You can also use this on to keep enemy gods away.

Teamfights

    The first trick is how I initiate team fights. When the time is right based on enemy positioning I will throw a wall separating 1 or 2 enemy gods from the rest of their team. Then I will freeze and then glacial strike. While the rest of my team burn them down.

The second play shows an attacking Odin initiating on of my carries. I want to peel Odin off of my carry so I will frost breath him, and throw an ice wall up keeping the rest of his team away from him, then I will glacial strike as my team burns him down.


Tanking Towers

When I hit level 17ish sometimes there is a small window to take down a tower or phenix. In this window there are no creeps around for cannon fodder so I will use my tankyness to give my team fodder to take it down. This is especially useful with the fire giant buff. I will then ping the map and tell my team that I will tank that tower if enough of them come with me.

warding

In this moba wards are really cheap. I get pretty annoyed when some ninja kills a phenix and your team is on the other side of the map. Whenever there are no more towers in a lane I will throw a ward in a jungle with vision of the lane. so I can see if anyone is coming in the lane towards the phenix. I will also ward the fire giant buff.

Conclusion

Good Luck. leave any questions below.

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Araganor (2) | January 14, 2013 12:17pm
Da fuc happened to fatalis.
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Stagon15 | December 13, 2012 5:41pm
Great guide. Just had a 17-1 game with it even though it is not a bruiser build.
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aesopsphere (2) | November 16, 2012 12:45pm
ult>glacial strike >frost breath >wall
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Warin | November 16, 2012 8:33am
Nice guide, especially the peeling guide and drawing. How do you typically level your skills on Ymir?
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Uncle Jimbo (1) | November 7, 2012 7:24pm
This guide is much better than the Good Guy Ymir one. Gem of Isolation on Ymir is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.

EDIT: He's right, I tried out Fatalis on Ymir and did amazing. It really is a great item for Ymir, as well as a few other gods. It goes really well with his passive and the fact that his cooldowns are fairly long, and solves the speed problem. Quit hatin' Milky.
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Milky (7) | October 21, 2012 11:51pm
fokkleman wrote:

Milky do you find guides with Fatalis and rage?


I rage in games at the people who buy it because I know they're the ones who are making the team lose. I'm hoping by attacking the source to reduce the amount of misconception surrounding the item.
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fokkleman | October 21, 2012 12:12pm
Milky do you find guides with Fatalis and rage?
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aesopsphere (2) | October 21, 2012 11:48am
i know it looks goofy picking Fatalis but, it has been extremely effective during play testing.
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Milky (7) | October 21, 2012 7:44am
WTF?! NOOBSTICKS!

Just no dude. Get something with stats, if you're lucky, it'll be a decent item that also has whatever you were looking for in Fatalis.

Regardless, the effort is there. You must have spent a lot of time drawing up those plays, and it's very visually appealling. I understand many users here will appreciate the dominance of visuals over text.

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