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Ymir - Beginners Tips

Written by MarkC2   /   Dec 28, 2019    

A collection of useful tips when starting out in Ymir.

Useful Tips for Newbies


Being fairly new to the game myself and with few resources available I though I would create a list of useful tips and tricks for anyone starting out.

The Tutorial

  • Play and complete the tutorial if its your first time.
  • Follow the tutorial in correct order and follow the objectives exactly.
  • Storage window crash bug, close storage window before clicking the tutorial text.

Early Game

  • Settle on starting location as moving is very dangerous, if you must move only one tile.
  • You can look at explored tiles without needing any units.
  • Only build one water source, you will then get idea for wells once demand gets high.
  • Pigs are your most important resource.
  • Invading barbarians will head for your resources.
  • Some building are free to place such as ground storage.
  • Move your storage to an easily defended location and put behind walls with militia.
  • Use choke points in the terrain.
  • Items dont have to get carried yet so storage can be any accessible location regardless of distance to houses & production.


  • Starting location has balanced resources such as food, water and wood to get you going, other tiles may not.
  • Starting settlement doesnt have to be your capital, you can change later or abandon completely if you want.
  • Flatten map also adds red lines for inaccessibility, makes finding gaps in cliffs easier.
  • There is no Pause button you must close game.


Game:   Ymir
Written by MarkC2.