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Agni is one of the most enjoyable Smite gods to play, and carries a higher then average skill cap (as compared to other gods) in order to be successful. This guide will hopefully introduce you to the most commonly used Agni tactics in which you can use as a starting point when discovering your own style for playing Agni.
Playing Agni is all about controlling your lane and constantly harassing the enemy until you feel you have enough power to burst them down. Agni excels at the middle lane, and although he does well on the side lanes with the right partner, Agni truly is one of the best mid-laners in the game.
Agni's passive Combustion is often overlooked by players getting caught up in trying to land the perfect burst-stun combo. I created an entire section for his passive to bring awareness to the extra free damage that can be caused when using one of Agni's other abilities.
Every 4 auto attacks Agni successfully lands will grant a buff called Combustion. This buff makes your next Flame Wave or Rain Fire deal an extra 60% of your magic power +30 to an enemy at absolutely no mana cost, so try to be aware of it when playing.
Agni is capable of killing an entire wave of creeps with a single skill by level 3 or 4 using Path of Flame. By charging through the forward enemy creeps while they are engaged with your creeps, you will damage/kill the entire creep wave, including the Roman Ranged in the back.
It is important that when using Path of Flame to clear enemy creep waves to be mindful of where the enemy god is. If the ability hits the god, all of that enemies creeps will turn and attack you. Since you are behind the enemy lines after charging in, creeps can do considerable damage to you during the early game!
There are many ways to harass an enemy, such as:
Try to avoid making these common mistakes some new Agni players make.