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Yemoja - the goddess of Supports

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Smite God: Yemoja

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Purchase Order

Starter

Build Item Guardian's Blessing Guardian's Blessing
Build Item Glowing Emerald Glowing Emerald
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion

Full build example Notes Sell shoes for elixir of speed and buy relic dagger.

Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger

Anti-heal Notes Only buy one.

Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Contagion Contagion

Anti-crit

Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor

Anti-AA Notes These items are good if the enemy team has two or more AA gods.

Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade

Situational Notes I don't consider Rod of Asclepius core because her healing is only 20% of her magical power and her basic attacks don't benefit from it. Still, it can help if you have another healer on your team and/or the enemy team builds considerable anti-heal (2 or more items that have it).

Genji's is a good alternative to lotus crown if you need more magical defenses because it has mana and CDR, both of which help with Yemoja's passive.

Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Emperor's Armor Emperor's Armor
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard

Relics Notes Magic shell is your go-to relic unless you feel you'll need the extra movement speed heavenly wings can bring; if you do buy that relic, forgo your potions to upgrade it to get the most use out of it.

Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Phantom Veil Phantom Veil

Yemoja's Skill Order

Bouncing Bubble / Moonstrike

Bouncing Bubble / Moonstrike

1 X
1 4
Mending Waters

Mending Waters

2 A
2
Riptide

Riptide

3 B
3
River's Rebuke

River's Rebuke

4 Y
5

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Unlike other guardians, Yemoja is akin to Khepri in that she's more of a mid to backline guardian, so you'll want to focus more on aura items that provide defenses, health, cooldown, and MP5. Spirit Robe is in there because of the sheer amount of hard CC the enemy can bring; it can be swapped out for a situational item if not needed.

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JudgeZedrix | October 31, 2019 7:23pm
Imo the Omi passive being complete is essential for her to be usefull, any cooldown you could fit in would take a strong second place. Auras are important, but if you're able to spam your 2 and prioritize your leveling around that skill, it would more than make up for auras that youre lacking. Things like antiheal, or protection reduction auras seem to be most beneficial for her, and seeing as how you stay in the backline, being able to stack your 2, and giving your team offensive auras really feel like you're helping, much more than just standing there not being able to do much because sov, and gauntlet dont have mana or cooldown. Their auras while very helpful would just give her more defensive capability that she already provides on a base level for the team. Buffs like Lotus Crown seem much better in that regard personally. She tends to excel at sieging with the tower stun off the 2nd 1, which again to me says an ability spam style build with maxed passive and cooldown proves to be where she shines brightest. If gauntlet or Sov is a must for the build, I'd still recommend maxing the Omi, and cooldown late with BoV, Genjis and contagion, but with all that physical protection health would be a little lower in place of huge defence numbers, this would make you a sitting duck for prot shred or Quins, or with Nemian, or spectral instead of BoV/contagion youd miss out on maxing the passive, or the cooldown to really be usefull. I suppose it is all preference but she dosent feel supportive without being able to throw abilities constantly.

I've tried auras, I've tried selective counterbuilding, shes pretty high matinence, and selfish as a guard. Her playstyle is that of high risk and reward in the aspect of putting yourself in a bad spot to peel/heal someone, it's that aspect of gameplay that's truly going to seperate good yemojas from bad ones, and with the typical support core, shes just flaccid all game with no real supportive quality passed those auras, and the occasional heal/ult. And the heal is such a low base that it MUST be stacked for any use at all without power to increase it.

I also updated my own builds/guide each one with her passive maxed and as much supportive auras as possible, and as a new guide writer I would be really glad if you returned the favor of glancing over my builds again looking for any hiccups or any loopholes I missed. Thanks!
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Gulfwulf (67) | October 29, 2019 2:32pm
Before I make another edit, I wanted to run a few ideas for builds by you guys:
  1. "Core" would be Shoes of Focus, Breastplate of Valor, and Gauntlet of Thebes.
  2. Anti-crit would be Hide of the Nemean Lion and/or Spectral Armor.
  3. Should Spirit Robe stay or go? I like it due to its protections and passive, but I'm not setting it in stone if there are better options.
  4. Anti-attack speed would be Midgardian Mail and/or Witchblade.
  5. Relics would be Heavenly Wings (upgraded with my notes), Magic Shell, Phantom Veil (not really needed unless against more than just Odin), Cursed Ankh, and Horrific Emblem. I can see horrific having some synergy with River's Rebuke, but I don't know if it'd be worth the pickup.
  6. Mantle of Discord as a late-game shoes replacement.
  7. Pestilence or Contagion for anti-heal.
  8. Lotus Crown for the shield and extra physical protections.
  9. Stone of Binding as a bridge item (possibly replaced before shoes) and bought before BoV/Thebes.
  10. Heartward Amulet for extra magical protections and/or you have another healer on the team like Hell or Chang'e.

I'm leaving the other items off to trim down the selection and make this not an "everything and the kitchen sink" type approach. I will add/change/remove items based on your feedback (mainly Bran's ;) ). Thanks for your feedback.
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Branmuffin17 (296) | October 21, 2019 4:30pm
IMO Rod of Asclepius is not a worthwhile investment. I can see some of the typical support items working in a general sense, but with her somewhat important requirement to actually prioritize mana for her passive, it starts to limit what she can choose (unless you choose to ignore her Omi and deal with it, which is probably not the best idea).

As such, you start identifying some major core requirements. In this sense, the early Shoes of Focus and Breastplate of Valor end up seeming pretty core. And you don't have to get other items in any specific order, but the items that will help contribute to the mana base and get her up to (or close to) 600 mana+MP5 include: Contagion, Ethereal Staff (steal 8% max mana, up to 3 stacks), Hide of the Nemean Lion, Hide of the Urchin, Soul Reaver (late game option only). Spectral Armor can be considered in this group, but is a lot more situational as it only is built to counter crits. Note that I'm not including items that don't have mana (but do have MP5) because the MP5 values are just not significant enough to really count.

But of course, you also have to worry about balancing protections, adding health, and finding utility wherever possible. As such, I do see possible situational use of Sovereignty, Heartward Amulet, Gauntlet of Thebes (perhaps later as you do want to prioritize that BoV probably), Lotus Crown, Void Stone, Spirit Robe, and Oni Hunter's Garb. (and of course, the other traditional counter items like Midgardian Mail)

However, it also starts decreasing the space for other common utility items like Relic Dagger, Winged Blade, Emperor's Armor, etc.

In this case, throwing out a huge list of items just because they're common support items might not be in the best interest of providing a universal Yemoja build. If it were me, I'd simplify the list of items somewhat. But that's me, and you can do it as you see fit.
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Gulfwulf (67) | October 21, 2019 5:51pm
This was designed to start a conversation about how to effectively build her so nothing is set in stone. Give me an example build or two and the items you think should be listed as situational and I'll updatw the builds. I'm eventually going to turn this into a full-fledged guide, but I want to get the items settled first so that I'm not constantly updating it. Thanks.
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Branmuffin17 (296) | October 21, 2019 9:15pm
So, early prioritization on Focus to start. Then, you might have "first phys prot item" as BoV. Other defensive options as needed include Pest, Contagion, Spirit, Sov, Heart, Lotus, Oni (and maybe Shogun, I guess). Counter item options include Nemean, Midgard, Witch, Spectral. Offensive options include Void, Ethereal, and Reaver with notation that Reaver would be late-game addition only, if you even consider.

I'd probably leave out Relic, Asclep, Emperor, Pythag, Genji (probably), and Prid.

But I'd also like to hear others' opinion on that setup.
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TangoDownY3k (2) | October 20, 2019 11:15pm
Interesting to see the different takes on how to build Yemoja. I like how you took counter building into account. However, I notice there is very little mana/mp5 built into the full build example. Was this intentional?
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Gulfwulf (67) | October 21, 2019 10:11am
No, it's an oversight. I basically just threw this together to get some discussions going because I hate seeing people build damage items like Rod of Tahuti and Soul Reaver on her since she can't really get any benefit out of either due to her low scaling on both her damage and her healing. I'll make some adjustments later and possibly remove Pridwen due to one of Bran's comments on a different guide.
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TangoDownY3k (2) | October 21, 2019 10:57am
Sounds like a plan, looking forward to it.
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