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"Slayer" of the All Father, it's a Ymir-acle

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Smite God: Ymir

Build Guide Discussion (13) More Guides
Damage (Yet Tanky) Ymir
Damage (Yet Tanky) Ymir Glass Cannon Ymir (You're Probably Going to Die) Strait Tank (Assists... Not kills)

Purchase Order

Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Polynomicon Polynomicon
Build Item Ethereal Staff Ethereal Staff

Ymir's Skill Order

Ice Wall

Ice Wall

1 X
3 10 16 18 19
Glacial Strike

Glacial Strike

2 A
1 4 6 7 8
Frost Breath

Frost Breath

3 B
2 11 12 14 15
Shards of Ice

Shards of Ice

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20

Who is Ymir?

Todo List

SPAYmir is the father of the Frost Giants, and like all Norse Giants, he is evil. Grandfather to the All Father, Odin, Ymir lead his giant brethren into battle against the Gods. After ages of battling, Ymir was slain by Odin and his brothers, they forged the world from Ymir's remains.

SPAThis Third person speaking Ice Giant is one of the original characters in Smite, he is also one of the few free characters that come with Smite. He has basic Crowd Control, a wall to trap the enemy (or troll your teammates), and a very powerful ult that if used right can do significant damage no matter the build. Ymir has the highest stats (except movement speed) when it comes to Guardians. Ymir is one of the few guardians that is able to take a lot of damage and return it back to the enemy with a nice little bow on it. If he is used right Ymir can be a key factor in any battle of the field.

DISCLAIMER!! I used Code provided by xZeroStrike

Pros and Cons of the Ice Giant

....... Pros .......

[*] Does a significant amount of damage, even when playing guardians
[*] At max level of the ability, Frost Breath can stun enemy for 2.5 seconds
[*] A very well balanced and rounded character who hasn't changed much over the years
[*] Has poke, Crowd Control, and Multiple slows

...... Cons ......

[*] Very slow
[*] Easily counter-able (Just poke the guy from a distance, he's a slow giant)
[*] Ultimate can be evaded very easily because of the long Charge to do max damage
[*] Not the best support in Smite since he only has one Stun, better options for "Supports" are Geb or Khepri


Ymir's Skillset

Passive: Frostbite

All of Ymir's abilities that affect enemies apply a Debuff to the enemy called Frostbite. All of Ymir's Basic Attacks against a target afflicted by Frostbite do 100% more damage. Enemies afflicted by Frostbite deal 10% less damage. Lasts for 4s.
+ Frostbite Damage Bonus: 100%
+ Damage Reduction: 10%

Frostbite Video

1st Ability: Ice Wall

Ymir summons a wall of ice out of the ground that blocks player movement.
+ Lifetime: 2/3/4/5/6s
+ Cooldown: 14 seconds
+ Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana

Ice Wall Video

2nd Ability: Glacial Strike

Ymir smashes his club, doing damage to all enemies in front of him and Slowing them. Applies Frostbite.
+ Lifetime: 2/3/4/5/6s
+ Damage: 90/160/230/300/370 (+70% of your magical power)
+ Slow: 35%
+ Cooldown: 8 seconds
+ Cost: 55/60/65/70/75 mana

Glacial Strike Video

3rd Ability: Frost Breath

Ymir uses his breath to freeze enemies in blocks of ice, doing damage and Stunning them. Applies Frostbite.
+ Damage: 50/90/130/170/210 (+50% of your magical power)
+ Stun: 1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.25s
+ Cooldown: 18 seconds
+ Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana

Frost Breath Video

Ultimate: Shards of Ice

Ymir begins to freeze the air around him, causing shards of ice to grow on his back and Slowing enemies. After a 3s channel, Ymir erupts out of his frozen state, causing shards of ice to do damage to all enemies in his range. Applies Frostbite. Cancelling the ability decreases the damage.
+ Damage: 500/650/800/950/1100 (+150% of your magical power)
+ Slow: 30%
+ Cooldown: 90/85/80/75/70 seconds
+ Cost: 80/90/100/110/120 mana
+ Radius: 35

Shards of Ice

Items and Builds

Damage (Yet Tanky) Ymir

Glass Cannon Ymir (You're Probably Going to Die)

Strait Tank (Assists... Not Kills)

Why am I making this?

Contest Image

SPAFor those of you who don't know, I am making this for a Ymir Guide competition. I've been meaning to make guides on this website for years but never got around to it. This competition finally gave me the motivation to do so, so if you liked the guide please share with your friends who can also learn how to play the Ice Giant himself! If you would like to see the information about the competition, click the picture above to view the details and join. Criticism is welcome!

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IceColdPappsi (13) | November 1, 2016 3:22pm
Good Luck in the contest. I am also competing in it, and if you'd like to peep the competition, check out my Ymir guide May the best content creator win!

ChaoticUdders. Hilarious. It amazes me what names people can think of to represent themselves online.
ChaoticUdders | November 15, 2016 7:58pm
I always try my best :D
xZeroStrike (46) | November 1, 2016 7:39am
Really cool!

You even used my code! Looks very promising indeed, and I'm looking forward to seeing more from you.
ChaoticUdders | November 1, 2016 10:46am
Thank you! And I did give you a shout out ;) of course
xZeroStrike (46) | November 1, 2016 10:47am
Yeah, I've seen it, thank you.
Daelinn (25) | November 1, 2016 5:19am
It looks very promising so far; with the reasonable explanations and lots of visual upgrades- really looking forward to seeing this guide finished.

Only thing I think might be worth mentioning is that you accidentally used the Warlock's Sash description in the "Strait Tank" spoiler (unless it's a placeholder, then my bad!).
ChaoticUdders | November 1, 2016 10:47am
Sorry about that! I'm not finished coding quite yet. Yes, it's a place holder! :D
Mowen (56) | October 31, 2016 10:28am
It's great that you have multiple builds and explain each one in detail. Thanks for taking the time to add a lot of bbcode too.

It's looking good so far! Can't wait to see the incoming updates. :)
ChaoticUdders | October 31, 2016 7:58pm
Thank you for the support!
Branmuffin17 (285) | October 31, 2016 1:53am
Welcome, milkman. Comments as I go down the list...feel free to comment or absolutely ignore me =)

In your Pros/Cons and Items sections, you use the [*] code, but you need to start it with "list" in brackets to make them true bullet points...and then don't forget to close it off with "/list".

Interesting point of view, I never considered Mystical Mail to be a "warrior" tank item...the first person I think of when I think of that item is Ares. It's just such a damn expensive item (especially as item #2 in your first build) that I almost never get it on anyone. Just a comment.

On your 2nd build, I know you're going full damage, but that said, have you considered replacing Ethereal Staff with one protection item? Sacrificing some health and mana (which you won't need with full stacks of Sash), but gaining higher effective health overall (at least potentially). At 3,000 health or so, the Staff passive is giving you pretty decent power (~75), but just something to consider testing out, unless it just completely defeats the purpose of it being a "glass cannon" build.

One thing you might want to mention is if your 1st build is meant as an aggressive Support, or at least which mode(s) it's for...maybe you only use the Tank build as Support, but I don't know.

Look forward to seeing this guide finished.
ChaoticUdders | October 31, 2016 7:57pm
Great Reply, I really enjoy the feedback! The reason I used the [*] without a list is because I kinda like the sight of it, I don't know why. I know that Mystical Mail is an expensive second item but the pay out is kinda worth it, I have killed countless enemies surprisingly while using it. The reason I consider Mystical Mail to be a warrior item is because not only does it give you protections but it also gives the user Damage, which is what you want on a warrior typically, Damage and Tank. The reason I didn't add a protection item to the second build is because he is a Glass Cannon. The combo of Ethereal Staff, full stacks and Ymir's health at end game, this item will give Ymir (~98) Magical Power. On that last point, I will clarify what each build is used for and which game-mode in more detail. Again, thank you for the feed back! <3

Side Note: the 2nd build is not really a practical build, sure it's fun but you have to have really good teammates to pick up your slack. I added it into the mix just to spice things up a little :D
Branmuffin17 (285) | October 31, 2016 9:52pm
Hey Udderific,

Awesome, thanks for the explanations. Understood about Mystical Mail, and thanks for taking the time to explain.

And yes, I did note that you indicated the 2nd build was not practical, and gave specific situations in which it would be fun to play, so my comment was just a thought on one slight adjustment to the build, which would increase survivability a bunch (perhaps) while not docking his damage by too much. In either case, it wasn't a complaint or anything, just something to think about. Anyway, will look for further updates!
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