Hey! For those of you that don't know me from Mobafire, I'm Amazing Monkey! I just thought I'd whip up a quick guide for beginners. I am actually fairly new to Smite myself, but I have found that this is a suitable way to play with Bastet.
I hope this helps you guys and please, leave comments! I'm learning too!
Nine Lives- A bit of an underwhelming passive in my opinion. But, if you plan on not dying more that nine times (which is what I usually try to avoid), then this will be incredibly useful late game. Sometimes the respawn time is over 80 seconds long!
Pounce- This is Bastet's regular burst move. It is a great harassing skill as well as escaping skill. It is also good for initiating when you are needed in a hurry. Also, it is worth try this skill through walls. Bastet is able to hop through a lot of them, including the base!
Razor Claws- One of Bastet's primary damage tools. Enemies who are scratched will bleed out and take damage over time. I recommend maxing this skill first as it will do brutal damage with your armor penetration as well. It also gives Cat Call a direct target, so I recommend scratching the squishies.
Nine Tails- This is a great chasing skill, as it slows its target by 35% movement speed. I recommend saving this for when the opponent starts running.
Cat Call- Bastet summons three giant cats to help fight in battle. They focus the enemies who are bleeding first and then move onto the nearest enemy.
For those of you who are very new, abilities are purchasable spells that can be used for the duration of the game. You have a maximum of three slots, so choose wisely!
As it is very late and I can't edit my guides at the moment, I will be very brief in this section. Feel free to ask me any questions in the light of my vagueness.
When starting with an aggressive build, Bastet is rather vulnerable early game. In addition, her skills consume a significant amount of mana. Because of these things, it is best for her to remain passive early game. If the enemy comes to close, feel free to remind them that your Cat Claws are quite potent. Try to snag a wave of minions with the harass, if you can. Unless you trust your lane partner I do not recommend engaging until you turn level 5 and have Cat Call.
Because of her poor early game, many Bastet players move to the jungle. With Hand of the Gods, Bastet jungles fairly well and is very suitable for ganking. If you choose to jungle, be sure to communicate with your partner to ensure he is prepared for you to engage. The best approach is to run up behind them as they are focused on the waves of minions and your partner. Focus on the weakest opponent or the one without escapes.
In team fights, it is better not to engage first. There should be a tank on your team that initiates. After Gods are exchanging blows, look for the carries (the Gods that deal the damage for their team). You will probably see that they are the most simple to kill and for that reason, they stay farther back. Use your Pounce to close the distance and immediately use Razor Claws to land your mark. If you are fast enough, release your cats so that they chase the carry. Use your basic attacks as much as possible and don't forget to use your Nine Tails whip to keep them from escaping!
Team fights can be very chaotic and confusing. It is important to remember that although you deal a lot of damage, you are still quite vulnerable. Don't forget that you can return to your Pounce's starting point by simply pressing 1 again.
Well, as I am just now putting this guide out there. There are definitely some things that I will do to keep this guide up to date and looking fresh! But for now, this is the unfinished product!
If there is anything in particular that you would like to see or like me to try for this guide, please leave me a comment and let me know! This isn't just for me! It's to help everyone out with the new game.
Thanks for viewing! =3