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Athena, the sexiest tank

June 7, 2013 by TheAmazingComicBookGuy
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TheAmazingComicBookGuy (47) | December 22, 2013 2:50am
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TheAmazingComicBookGuy (47) | November 25, 2013 10:05pm
Grimskull wrote:

You basically copied your Bacchus build onto Athena. It's exactly the same except for Bancroft's Talon and Chronos' Pendant as alternatives to Gem of Isolation

Athena's base protections are enormous so building some extra health on her would be way better instead of all these protections.

A gameplay section to show of her combos and how to play her would be nice as well.

Also writing down the entire skill info when you can just hover over the icon to see it is pretty pointless.

On the other hand, your use of BB coding is really good and all the images really provide some alternation when reading the guide.

To sum it up, the layout and presentation of the guide is really good but using exactly the same build on 2 gods shows that you probably should try out some new combinations as well.

This guide is months old and way outdated, and the only reason I don't archive it is because it got pretty good critisism ans people still use it as a valid guide. I personally really liked the listed build on most tanks and I just put what I use, not because of the bacchus guide, I do not think I am gonna change tbis guide ever, but combos might be a good idea if anyone else is writing a guide for her.
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Grimskull (4) | October 29, 2013 3:53am
You basically copied your Bacchus build onto Athena. It's exactly the same except for Bancroft's Talon and Chronos' Pendant as alternatives to Gem of Isolation

Athena's base protections are enormous so building some extra health on her would be way better instead of all these protections.

A gameplay section to show of her combos and how to play her would be nice as well.

Also writing down the entire skill info when you can just hover over the icon to see it is pretty pointless.

On the other hand, your use of BB coding is really good and all the images really provide some alternation when reading the guide.

To sum it up, the layout and presentation of the guide is really good but using exactly the same build on 2 gods shows that you probably should try out some new combinations as well.
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Timofy (1) | October 10, 2013 2:37am
Nice guide, holy ****. I love the effort you have put into this guide. Finally a guide that actually covers everything. Deserves to be the top guide. Also a mad build, +rep +(y) Thank-you so much keep up the good work,.
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executionercm | October 4, 2013 8:34pm
What abilities would you recommend the most?
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Sadisticnerd (2) | September 21, 2013 6:43am
I think this is a great guide. It just seems to me as there is a little too much color and spacing could be improved. However, still upvoting.
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SeaCaptain | September 19, 2013 7:32am
JararoNatsu wrote:

Aaaand... you posted it.

I'm really not happy that you published this so early, but it does look pretty good.

I'm not upvoting it until I see more for it and once that week period ends.


Youre a huge jerk
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FishTacklz | September 11, 2013 12:27pm
y u no have damage build/jungle anthena
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TheAmazingComicBookGuy (47) | August 18, 2013 9:51pm
GrayMatter13 wrote:

We are forgetting something... Ymir is the Sexiest tank.

That. Is. So. True. ;)
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GrayMatter13 | August 18, 2013 4:39pm
We are forgetting something... Ymir is the Sexiest tank.
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LegendaryGore | June 24, 2013 4:22am
This guide is a HUGE NO-NO for Athena!

Chronos Pendant AND Breastplate of Valor?? 50% CD reduction is not possible because there is a CAP at 40%.

Gem of Isolation when you have no1 ability? No1 ability last 12% LONGER than the debuff from GoI. Not only that but your no2 ability DOES NOT activate the GoI effect... So you'd be using no1 (which ALREADY triggers a LONGER lasting slow) -> 3 to drop the damage -> 2 to pull them in for the blast... you simply can't miss and you don't need GoI.

Start build with Shield Wall THEN Preemptive Strike?? That just breaks your low lvl gank opportunities for your fellow lane partner.

Athena is INCREDIBLE at securing kills early game. She's as good as sobek for trapping people and setting up low-lvl ambush with her no2 ability.

You're definetly NOT playing her right when u say things like
- Pretty low CC compaired to other tanks
- Early game could be better
- Struggles to solo inditate fights << also a typo here

Co-ordinate with your team and play her like aggressive. She's more like Sobek than Ymir. High mobility (dash & teleport ulti), great initiation/peel off. You can have ANYONE initiate when you have your ultimate ready. They jump in have 50% damage reduction and u get to deal out a LOT of damage when u come in.

Also Wall of Absorbtion instead of Mystical Mark??? AoE magical dmg, Life bonus and protection gets left behind for 45 more phis prot some MP5 and a measly 30magi power... AoE DAMAGE in groupfights does a LOT more overall. Not only that but creep killing is way faster and allows u to solo lane so that your partner can jungle. How is Freya a hard fight yet Fenrir an easy one? Freya has 1 escape her ulti while u buff fenrir by taunting him to u... Once Freya's ulti is done u can CC slow & taunt her for a gank no-prob... early levels she doesn't even have a chance.

I think we play this character far to different and personally I think that your build isn't very effective and leaves you far too vulnerable early on. She's an aggressive character with a lot of potential for ganks.
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TheAmazingComicBookGuy (47) | June 20, 2013 12:50pm
serock3 wrote:

what's your opinion on using polynomicon? many people claim that it doesn't work with her passive but when I've tested it it seems to work fine (maybe it was a bug that has been corrected). it adds a lot of extra damage since you can easily get in a basic attack in between most of your spells. but i almost never see anyone use it, do you know why? it works fine for me.

Well, currently the item is bugged as hell on her, but most of the time it worked for me, but than again not always :P
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serock3 | June 20, 2013 12:45pm
what's your opinion on using polynomicon? many people claim that it doesn't work with her passive but when I've tested it it seems to work fine (maybe it was a bug that has been corrected). it adds a lot of extra damage since you can easily get in a basic attack in between most of your spells. but i almost never see anyone use it, do you know why? it works fine for me.
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TheAmazingComicBookGuy (47) | June 17, 2013 12:37pm

Are you excited about Chronus, I can tell by your profile picture, anyway i love the videos you added. Have you ever thought of creating your own videos to summarize the guide instead of just showing gameplay?

I am, but I also just like the pic :P
I won't create vids, because I don't feel like I can make quality content of it so I won't do it xD

The taunt does not apply slow, so gem is pretty sweet on her ;)
And yeah polynomicon is insane :p

I like going her a bit more damage focused, than how you are building (but everyone has their own way to play).

Maybe ad that using an ability at the base, gives you the passive for when you get back to lane. And that you should go out of the fountain if you are ulting from base (a friend of mine managed to ult someone who went back to base just as he clicked to save someone).
And the ulty combination with Thor and Athena is just rofl material, if you haven't tried it out yet :p

Gl with the rest of the guide bro ;)

thanks for the constructive feedback man, it really helps out ;)
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BestMinionEver (62) | June 9, 2013 9:38pm
The taunt does not apply slow, so gem is pretty sweet on her ;)
And yeah polynomicon is insane :p

I like going her a bit more damage focused, than how you are building (but everyone has their own way to play).

Maybe ad that using an ability at the base, gives you the passive for when you get back to lane. And that you should go out of the fountain if you are ulting from base (a friend of mine managed to ult someone who went back to base just as he clicked to save someone).
And the ulty combination with Thor and Athena is just rofl material, if you haven't tried it out yet :p

Gl with the rest of the guide bro ;)
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WinglessWings | June 9, 2013 3:34pm
Are you excited about Chronus, I can tell by your profile picture, anyway i love the videos you added. Have you ever thought of creating your own videos to summarize the guide instead of just showing gameplay?
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TheAmazingComicBookGuy (47) | June 7, 2013 10:23am
FatalStrik3x wrote:

Also, Since you didn't mention it that I know of...you can used WASD to move around when you are ulting a little bit. Right before you land, when your camera is in position where you are going to land, you can move. It helps to position yourself a little better I found.


Also not sure about gem if it procs on your taunt since it would make them come towards you slower but then again pros might out weigh the cons. I personally like to build a bit more HP and get ethereal staff I find it works decent. I like the guide though

I really think that gem evens out the odds and I will use your explanation with the ult. I did know that, but I didn't know how to put it :P
Order144 wrote:

I think the best offensive item for Athena has got to be polynomicon. If you haven't tried this with her; give it a shot. It synergizes extremely well with her passive and you deal massive damage with you follow up attacks after you use a skill. I recommend building her tanky; but once you get enough defense, I feel the polynomicon is a must buy for Athena.

I quite liked it
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Order144 | June 7, 2013 9:44am
I think the best offensive item for Athena has got to be polynomicon. If you haven't tried this with her; give it a shot. It synergizes extremely well with her passive and you deal massive damage with you follow up attacks after you use a skill. I recommend building her tanky; but once you get enough defense, I feel the polynomicon is a must buy for Athena.
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FatalStrik3x | June 7, 2013 7:33am
Also, Since you didn't mention it that I know of...you can used WASD to move around when you are ulting a little bit. Right before you land, when your camera is in position where you are going to land, you can move. It helps to position yourself a little better I found.


Also not sure about gem if it procs on your taunt since it would make them come towards you slower but then again pros might out weigh the cons. I personally like to build a bit more HP and get ethereal staff I find it works decent. I like the guide though
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TheAmazingComicBookGuy (47) | June 7, 2013 7:09am
BabbyBeef wrote:

Not sure if we're doing this weekends tourny but we will see, her problem is that once her taunt is down she has a long period where she is kind of useless other than the damage the dash is not as good as people seem to think IMO the slow is negligible compared to Ymir's/Ra's. The taunt is pretty good when coupled with Ymir ult Anhur pin etc.

I don't think that is that big of the deal, because when Ymir's stun is down he is in less of a use as well, but if you are not planning on picking her up, than at least ban her :P
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BabbyBeef (4) | June 7, 2013 7:03am
Not sure if we're doing this weekends tourny but we will see, her problem is that once her taunt is down she has a long period where she is kind of useless other than the damage the dash is not as good as people seem to think IMO the slow is negligible compared to Ymir's/Ra's. The taunt is pretty good when coupled with Ymir ult Anhur pin etc.
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TheAmazingComicBookGuy (47) | June 7, 2013 6:53am
JararoNatsu wrote:

Aaaand... you posted it.

I'm really not happy that you published this so early, but it does look pretty good.

I'm not upvoting it until I see more for it and once that week period ends.

Sorry for posting, but I couldn't wait :( there will be more and more content added of course!
Rkraz3d wrote:

May I say that Athena is a bruiser tank, therefore can deal out a good amount of damage with her abilities, similar to guan. Instead of reinforced boots, magi's boots is better. THen from there, you build core itmes such as breastplate and voidstone and then into the counterbuilding phase. The only damaging items however should be the boots and voidstone. I feel the damage part of it can be completely removed to avoid any noob players using chronos pendant on other tanks like ymir. But other then that, a decent guide.

Thanks for the feedback, but I don't really agree with that build. Nor for Guan Yu and nor for Athena I think that they both need a tanky start and later go in damage, but I can see your point ;) I personally prefer physical damage Ymir
crowyuugen wrote:

Great build, I would max her 1 before her 3, but that's just me.

Thanks, I have seen people maxing all 3 abilities and this was the one that worked out for me the most ;)
Dark Jaw wrote:

Of course she is the sexiest; the only female tank of the game.


Oh well, about the guide, it seems pretty nice and well done. I liked the build, and the guide itself is pretty informative, for a god released yesterday.

Well, I think that Ymir is pretty damm sexy for that matter ;)
Thanks for the feedback!
Timofy wrote:

+1 Defiantly my friend I can see that you have put a lot of effort into this and you even put in who to lane with which I love in builds you sir have done a great job. +1 and a +rep from me keep up the good work. I really love this guide, good to see people still put in the time and effort know sir you did a good thing xD

Thanks man ;)
BabbyBeef wrote:

Also another good offensive item would be ethereal staff as it gives a lot of health which is a lot more useful in higher amounts, because the damage mitigation from armor drops off heavily at about 200. In addition Athena has very high base physical defense and a decent magical, this makes it more beneficial to build more damage or health. But good guide nonetheless!

I haven't tried that yet, but will do, and put it in the guide if I like it
Thanks for the feedback :D will you guys use Athena on the tournament? Or ban her?
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BabbyBeef (4) | June 7, 2013 6:04am
Also another good offensive item would be ethereal staff as it gives a lot of health which is a lot more useful in higher amounts, because the damage mitigation from armor drops off heavily at about 200. In addition Athena has very high base physical defense and a decent magical, this makes it more beneficial to build more damage or health. But good guide nonetheless!
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Timofy (1) | June 6, 2013 7:21pm
+1 Defiantly my friend I can see that you have put a lot of effort into this and you even put in who to lane with which I love in builds you sir have done a great job. +1 and a +rep from me keep up the good work. I really love this guide, good to see people still put in the time and effort know sir you did a good thing xD
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Dark Jaw (44) | June 6, 2013 5:36pm
Of course she is the sexiest; the only female tank of the game.


Oh well, about the guide, it seems pretty nice and well done. I liked the build, and the guide itself is pretty informative, for a god released yesterday.
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crowyuugen | June 6, 2013 4:35pm
Great build, I would max her 1 before her 3, but that's just me.
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Rkraz3d (6) | June 6, 2013 3:34pm
May I say that Athena is a bruiser tank, therefore can deal out a good amount of damage with her abilities, similar to guan. Instead of reinforced boots, magi's boots is better. THen from there, you build core itmes such as breastplate and voidstone and then into the counterbuilding phase. The only damaging items however should be the boots and voidstone. I feel the damage part of it can be completely removed to avoid any noob players using chronos pendant on other tanks like ymir. But other then that, a decent guide.
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JararoNatsu (51) | June 6, 2013 10:18am
Aaaand... you posted it.

I'm really not happy that you published this so early, but it does look pretty good.

I'm not upvoting it until I see more for it and once that week period ends.
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