Hello, dear fellows.
My name is Artemis and I am one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. In smite you may know me as a physical, ranged carry.
I only have my bow as weaponry and since my father sent me out without strong clothes I am very squishy and need to regenerate as much health as possible in my fights.
Relying on what this weird god called " Silv3rX ", said I am not the type of god who just runs away, well, how could I anyway without an ability or leap?
Oh and mr. Pincushion, did you know that this is a GUIDE
, which means that you can use your own preferences and change it up?
- Really strong carry
- Great damage output
- Strong utility
- When done with the build she can easily destroy the minotaur on her own (!)
- Extremely squishy...
- ...also she has no leap or port
- Ultimate cooldown is quite long (90s)
- Abilitys need too much mana
Artemis had many roles in Greek mythology and one of them was as the eternally virginal goddess of fertility and child birth. According to ancient Greek lore a woman that died during child birth was said to have died as a result of being shot by the arrows of Artemis. According to Greek legend Artemis was born the day before her brother Apollo on the island of Ortegia and then immediately after being born she was able to assist her mother to cross the waters to Delos where her brother Apollo was subsequently born. Artemis was also considered the goddess of the moon and the hunt and was thought to spend most of her time roaming the forests looking for wild game such as panthers and stags. While Artemis was recognized and worshiped in all of the cities and provinces of ancient Greece she was held in the highest esteem in the area that is now modern day Turkey. In the city of Ephesus in this area what was then known as Asia Minor a huge and elaborate temple was erected in honor of Artemis and that was to be recognized as one of the seven wonders of the world.
E: Artemis gains a 5% critical strike chance buff on each successful hit within 4 seconds. Her passive has a maximum of 3 stacks.
T: Since Artemis has a really high damage output this can be really effective.
E: Artemis places up to 3 traps that additionally act as wards. Enemy gods coming within 5 feet of her traps activate them, rooting the enemy god and doing 25/40/55/70/85 (+30% of your physical power) physical damage every second for 3 seconds.
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana.
Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 seconds.
T: Very usefull as wards, but are also a good combo with her ultimate Calydonian Boar, since you can place it on top of the enemy causing a double stun, which lasts for 5 seconds.
E: Artemis attacks at a furious pace, increasing her attack speed by 35/45/55/65/75% for 3/3.5/4/4.5/5 seconds.
Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 mana.
Cooldown: 18/17/16/15/14 seconds.
T: Artemis attack speed should be around 1.6, when the skill is maxxed out it will grant her a bonus of 75% (1.2), which means a total of 2.8 (!) attack speed for 5 seconds. This is very useful when having high damage output, a high crit chance or even high lifesteal.
Suppress The Insolent
E: Artemis fires a volley into a ground target, suppressing all of her enemies. Enemies caught within the volley are damaged for 90/155/220/285/350 physical damage (+30% of your physical power) and are slowed by 25% for 2 seconds.
Cost: 70/80/90/100/110 mana.
Cooldown: 10 seconds.
T: This is her main damaging ability, but can also be a utility, because of its slowing ability. This skill is very good for the early, mid, and late game.
Sustain, sustain, sustain. Thats the keyword for Artemis, but since you can't sustain in the beginning, because of your squishiness, you need to be carried and yes your teammates back will hurt from all this carrying, but when you hit the late game it will be considered that it was a good choice, later on you don't even need to run away anymore, as long as you can attack. Your damage output and hp regeneration will be immense.
The jungle isn't Artemis favorite place to be in.
When you play her, you should totally ignore the jungle for the first 8-12 levels.
When you got your first 3 items, you can slowly try to get, or even steal, the health buff and then the mana buff. You should take the health buff first, because her squishiness just wont let you get the mana buff without a terrible heave struck.
When you are Level 15, the jungle is your place to be, you farm, you initiate ganks and gain levels, you also will distract the enemys, because they think you are an easy pick up, this is a good way to get towers down, or keep the enemy out of teamfights.
The mainbuffs you should focus on are the Health Buff, Mana Buff, Speed Buff and Attack Buff.
If you haven't noticed already, Hi-Rez just released a new gamemode called Arena.
It's a closed combat, deathmatch Map, where one team has to decrease the other teams ticket.
Artemis role in the Arena isnt too good. She is just too squishy for this close combat and her ultimate usually fails, but she can help as a nice damage dealer while other gods, like Loki, do the rest and finish the enemy off.
The Arena build is very situational, but you should still use the core items I mentioned at the beginning of this guide.
Artemis isn't easy to counter, especially not in 1v1, you may think she is, because of her squishiness and lack of getting out of fights. But keep in mind, if you play defensive, she will just buy a Titan's Bane, and if you play offensive she will usually be stronger than you. I know what I'm talking about, because I lost in the quarter finals [ESL], against an Artemis. If you are both at the point where you are maxxed out do everything to survive, as Artemis. Because if you can kill the enemy god before he kills you, you can usually rush his base and kill the minotaur before he gets up again, due to her massive damage output.
The only problem is, when you play her and get killed a few times you won't be able to catch up anymore and just die horribly. So be sure if you are good enough to play with her in joust.
I do not own the content in the videos.
Those videos were made by Drybear, one of my favorite youtubers when it comes to Smite content. The first video is a post commentary of a ranked match :
"You'll leave this battle with more holes than you started with!"
"Come into my range if you wanna be a pincushion."
"This arrow has your name on it see?" "Moron" "its on all of them!"
"All these guys are so serious over me...it's stupid! like, give me some space"
"Training a boar to fight with you is much easier than house-training it."
Did you know? :
Did you know that Artemis is the only god in smite with a special skin, which can't be bought?
The only access to it, is going to a convention where Hi-Rez participates.
Thank you for reading my first Smite guide I ever made.
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