Last changed 7/25/2016 for update 1.20.
You’ll find the best and most popular builds for Reim on this page! For more information regarding situational items, check out our guides for situational items on roams and carries! To see how well this hero performs in the current meta, check out our hero tier list.
The Cold Shoulder
Reim is almost always played as a semi-tanky mage who relies on skillshots and CC to provide team utility as well as damage. He is played mostly in jungle, though he can be effective in lane against other melee laners. If you’re playing in lane, you’ll want to start off with a Book of Eulogies.
Reim’s A, Winter Spire, is his main source of damage, so overdriving this ability is a must, as every point in the ability increases its range and damage while reducing its cooldown. Take points in his B, Chill Winds, whenever Winter Spire or Reim’s ultimate, Valkyrie, are unavailable for upgrade.
These items are the core of your Reim. Eve of Harvest is fantastic for sustain, especially in combination with Reim’s heroic perk, and Broken Myth amplifies your damage. The order of items built is up to personal preference, though the most common seems to be the order displayed above (Eve of Harvest into Broken Myth), but some people prefer Broken Myth first. As mentioned, Eve has great synergy with Reim’s fortified health mechanic. A Reflex Block should usually be built by the time your opponents turn level 6, as many heroes that don’t have stuns until level 6 get them in the form of their ultimates.
Tier 2 Boots should probably be built earlier in the game because of how slow Reim’s base movement speed is. Defense items should be built according to who and what you are taking the most damage from. Shatterglass and Frostburn can both be built for additional raw Crystal Power.