Arena of Valor (AoV) - Y’bneth Item Builds

Y'bneth Item Builds Guide for Arena of Valor (AoV). Each build is geared toward a different play style, so choose one that fits your personal preference.


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Y’bneth Item Builds

Arena of Valor Y'bneth

Item Guide

Core Items

These items are necessary in order to play Y’bneth optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so.

Arena of Valor Mantle of Ra
Mantle of Ra
With needs for both attack damage and durability, hybrid items like Mantle of Ra are good picks for Y’bneth. The item grants some extra utility to the tree beast, synergizing with Nature’s Realm to greatly damage nearby foes.
Arena of Valor Frost Cape
Frost Cape
Did someone say more control? Why yes please. Frost Cape is a nice hybrid item that both bolsters defenses while providing some additional damage and a slow to attacks made after ability casts. This can help Y’bneth trap enemies, making it easier for enemies to follow up with their own damage or from Y’bneth to bombard them with a stream of seeds.

Optional Items

Arena of Valor Spear of Longinus
Spear of Longinus
Spear of Longinus is another nice hybrid item which allows Y’bneth to peal away layers of armor from its opponents each time it deals damage. Nature’s Realm’s rapid-fire attacks are a great way to take away enemy armor. The large amount of cooldown reduction that the item offers will help Y’bneth use abilities more frequently and thereby activate Redwood Rush often.
Arena of Valor Mail of Pain
Mail of Pain
Y’bneth excels at damaging enemies up close with Nature’s Realm, but can struggle when dealing with those at a range. Mail of Pain helps defend against ranged auto attackers like marksmen by reflecting some damage back at them. The item additoinally provides armor and health, helping defend against physical damage whenever the damage reflection isn’t enough to stave off attackers.
Arena of Valor Medallion of Troy
Medallion of Troy
While Mail of Pain will keep physical attackers at bay, Medallion of Troy will defend against magic attacks. In addition to its hefty defensive stats, the item offers a shield which will stack with that of Nature’s Realm to keep enemies from even reaching Y’bneth’s health. In addition, the cooldown reduction that the item offers allows Y’bneth more reliable access to Redwood Rush.
Arena of Valor Amulet of Longevity
Amulet of Longevity
With its heavy reliance on a high max HP, Y’bneth can greatly benefit from the huge amounts of health that Amulet of Longevity provides. The amplification of health bonuses will improve the damage and shield bonus that Y’bneth enjoys with its abilities while additonally increasing the amount of health received from Natural Affinity and Nature’s Realm.

Sample Item Builds

This is a rather durable build, leaning close to being a full tank but still holding enough damage that Y’bneth will be able to get into enemy teams and rough people up. Mantle of Ra and Frost Cape will give Y’bneth the ability to rough up enemies and keep them in place in fights. Meanwhile, the rest of the build will give Y’bneth incredibly thick skin… bark? so that it can withstand enemy attacks in its onslaught.

This build is more offensively minded, allowing for a much more aggressive playstyle. The addition of Spear of Longinus and Fenrir’s Tooth will up Y’bneth’s attack power and therefore the effectiveness of its abilities. Y’bneth can be a terrifying force with a bit of offensive might, its abilities trapping enemies as it tears away at their health.

Here we focus on Y’bneth’s HP and regeneration. Given the HP scaling of Redwood Rush and Nature’s Realm, Y’bneth benefits greatly from a robust health pool. Nature’s Realm and Natural Affinity additionally provide some health regeneration as well, so items that assist with restoring lost HP synergize well with the tank. The main thing to look out for here is enemies holding Tome of the Reaper or Curse of Death, as they will quickly bring Y’bneth’s fun time to a close.

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    • My preferred build, after months of testing, ha proven to be effective. I still play Y’Bneth on the DS Lane.

      Mantle of Ra
      Guilded Greaves
      Frost Cape
      Odin’s Will
      Medallion of Troy
      Shield of the Lost

      Mantle of Ra/Knight’s Plate/Guilded Greaves.
      The first item, based on the opposing laner, should be one of these. More often than not, you’ll be using Ra first. Start with Knight’s Plate if you’re facing Omen or Errol for the passive and to keep them from stacking as fast, then go into the T2 item for Ra. Build greaves, finish Ra.
      Greaves are used for Roxie and (occasionally) Arum. Weakens their CC and damage early-on, enough to stall them and somewhat safely clear your lane.

      Guilded Greaves. Resistance and Magic defense. Only boots needed for Y’Bneth unless the enemy team lacks CC.

      Frost Cape. Slow, bit of splash damage from the passive, CD, HP. Already a Core item, and it’s easy to see why.

      Odin’s Will. Before this, I went for The Aegis. Did good, but Y’Bneth was still too slow to escape in need be, or chase someone to keep them from approaching. Y’Bneth will be taking a lot of damage anyway, and the passive stacks with all of his abilities and item passives. This passive not only gives him more oomph, but also gives him a decent chunk of mobility to keep him going around the field if he continues to take damage from anything.

      Medallion of Troy. Magic defense, AP shield, cool down. Another good defensive item for him.

      Shield of the Lost. Now, this use to be Blade of Eternity, but Y’Bneth still dies too often with this item. So far, Shield of the Lost has made deaths significantly less frequent. Good for team support and self-support.

      I run this build all the time now. Death is hardly even a thought in my head, and I can handle most 1v4-5 situations while the team takes towers, either getting away with no kills or taking their AD and Mage down, possibly even their JG. Effective in solo fights and team fights. I mostly play as the teams distraction so they can push towers, but it commonly turns into a destructive mess. The title is “The Distraction Method”, as it leads them to do two things: Push to kill you, which can take up to 15 seconds if they succeed, or lose a few players and leave you be out of fear, letting you push for towers. Either way, you’ve diverted their attention towards you or away from towers, both being a positive.

  1. The build I use is:
    Mantle of Ra
    Sonic boots
    Gaia’s Standard
    Leviathan
    The Aegis
    Amulet of Longevity

    Don’t play jg if there’s another one, but you can if there’s not. I usually take slayer lane for the gold and experience. Start by buying the second tier jungling item and try to steal some of the enemy’s jungle as well as the forest sentry in order to get some stacks. don’t focus jungle until later in the game when it won’t affect your team’s jungle. The leviathan goes well with Y’bneth with both a huge hp boost and the burn passive stacking with mantle of ra. Then focus mantle of ra for the increased damage and continue going down the list. The goal is to stay a level above the opponents so you can easily 1v1 them for more experience, especially in the slayer lane. I’m currently around 77% win rate with most of my losses being me getting too cocky.