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Beware The Squirrel! In-Depth Ratatoskr S3 Guide! (Up to Date!)

January 15, 2017 by SorenNoKitsune
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Destroyer of the Winds of Fate!

Smite God: Ratatoskr

Item Purchase Order

Starter (Conquest, if Jungle))

Build Item Acorn of Swiftness
Build Item Bumba's Mask
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion

Starter (Conquest, if Solo/Other Game modes, choose between Bluestone/Vanguard for starter)

Build Item Acorn of Swiftness Build Item Bluestone Pendant Build Item Mark of the Vanguard Build Item Healing Potion Build Item Healing Potion Build Item Healing Potion Build Item Mana Potion

Core

Build Item Acorn of Yggdrasil Build Item Jotunn's Wrath

Offensive

Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Build Item Shifter's Shield Build Item Titan's Bane Build Item Masamune Build Item Hydra's Lament Build Item Stone Cutting Sword Build Item Void Shield

Defensive

Build Item Breastplate of Valor Build Item Hide of the Urchin Build Item Bulwark of Hope Build Item Spirit Robe Build Item Mantle of Discord Build Item Pestilence Build Item Winged Blade

Relics

Build Item Purification Build Item Sanctuary Build Item Curse Build Item Blink Build Item Teleport Build Item Wrath

Build Example #1

Build Item Acorn of Yggdrasil Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Build Item Winged Blade Build Item Spirit Robe Build Item Titan's Bane

Build Example #2

Build Item Acorn of Yggdrasil Build Item Breastplate of Valor Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Build Item Bulwark of Hope Build Item Titan's Bane Build Item Winged Blade


God Skill Order

Dart

Dart 2 13 14 15 16 key bind

Flurry

Flurry 4 8 10 11 12 key bind

Acorn Blast

Acorn Blast 1 3 6 7 9 key bind

Through the Cosmos

Through the Cosmos 5 17 18 19 20 key bind


Beware The Squirrel! In-Depth Ratatoskr S3 Guide! (Up to Date!)

SorenNoKitsune
January 15, 2017


Introduction


Hello there! This is my first SmiteFire guide for Ratatoskr for Season 3, as of update 3.15. I play mostly on PS4 and have been using Ratatoskr for quite a long time now. I've been using him pre-rework and post-rework, I can say for sure that the rework did him good, but I do miss the variety of the acorns that were up for choosing. However, i'm making this guide to help fellow Ratatoskr players to get better at using him. Let's jump right in!


Base Stats


Base Stats
Health:493 (+73)
Mana: 281 (+41)
Speed: 375
Attack/sec: 1.02 (+2%)
Basic atack damage: 39 (+2.25) + 100% of physical power
Attack chain: 1x, 0.5x, 0.5x, 1.25x

Protections/Hp5+MP5
Physical protections: 12 (+3)
Magical protections: 30 (+0.9)
HP5: 9.7 (+0.7)
MP5: 5.06 (+0.46)


Pros / Cons

PROS
Good Early-Mid Game
High Burst Damage
Hard CC (Stun + Knockup)
Adorable
One of the best VPs in the game
Relevant throughout the game

CONS
Squishy
High Cooldowns (12-15s)
Lowest Health Pool of all Assassins (Tied with Serqet at 1880 at Level 20)


Abilities


PASSIVE | Acorn of Yggdrasil

Ratatoskr spawns with a Magic Acorn from the World Tree, Yggdrasil, in his inventory, replacing the item slot for boots. He can upgrade this acorn from anywhere on the map to increase his power and movement speed, granting a passive that all his abilities heal him once fully upgraded.
T3 Acorn Heal: 15 + 15% of your Physical Power


NOTES: CLICK TO OPEN



ABILITY 1 | Dart

Ratatoskr dashes forward, dealing damage and slowing enemies hit for 3s. Dart pierces through minions and stops at the first enemy god hit. Dart's cooldown is also reduced by 2s for each enemy god hit by Flurry or Acorn Blast.
Damage: 70/105/140/175/210 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 20/25/30/35/40%
Range: 55
Mana cost: 50/55/60/65/70.
Cooldown 12s


NOTES: CLICK TO OPEN



ABILITY 2 | Flurry

Ratatoskr spins around in a flurry of attacks, damaging nearby enemies and reducing their Physical Protections up to 4 times.
Damage: 25/40/55/70/85 (+20% of your Physical Power)
Physical Protections reduced per stack: 2/2/3/3/4
Radius: 20
Mana cost: 60/65/70/75/80
Cooldown: 14s


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ABILITY 3 | Acorn Blast

Ratatoskr shoots a blast of three acorns forward in a cone, each acorn dealing damage. Enemies hit by more than one acorn, take additional damage and enemies hit by all 3 acorns will be stunned for 1s
Damage: 40/55/70/85/100 (+30% of your physical power)
Range: 55
Mana cost: 60
Cooldown: 15s


NOTES: CLICK TO OPEN


ULTIMATE | Through The Cosmos

Ratatoskr charges up then leaps from the ground to a branch above his head. He may jump up to two more branches before choosing a landing location. Upon landing he deals damage and knocks up enemies. Through The Cosmos can be cancelled out or timed out early to strike down at the current target location. Additionally, jumping all three times results in a larger hit radius.
Damage: 200/260/320/380/440 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 25
Mana cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s


NOTES: CLICK TO OPEN


Skill Order

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Previously before this recent update to the guide, I always maxed out Dart second on Ratatoskr, however after some (accidental) testing, I found that maxing Flurry second after Acorn Blast is more beneficial. Getting the reduced protections online much faster and this being able to take down squishes a lot faster as well.


Items


Core Items


Offensive Items


Defensive Items


Relics


Ability Combos

Now that we've talked about Ratatoskr's abilities and items, let's talk about the combos he can pull off using his abilities. Keep in mind these are just examples of what works for me, you can come up with your own!

NOTE: You can also AA (Auto Attack) Cancel out of Ratatoskr's abilities by using an ability just as you hit the enemy with an AA, you may use it in the combo as well for extra damage.

COMBO #1

NOTES: CLICK TO OPEN

COMBO #2
NOTES: CLICK TO OPEN

COMBO #3
NOTES: CLICK TO OPEN


Conclusion


In conclusion, Ratatoskr is still a strong assassin currently in Smite and even after his recent nerfs, he still does a lot of damage and can be a big threat if not taken care of quickly. He's in a great spot right now, though I miss the variety the acorns and kind of hope they're brought back someday with the same stats as the curent acorn, but different passives. I hope you all enjoyed this guide and it helped you out! Good luck on your adventures with using Ratatoskr on Smite!


Changelog

02-09-2016: Added more detail to some items as to why to pick them up. Also added why I level Acorn Blast at level 1 for jungling instead of another ability.

03-09-2016: Added Stone Cutting Sword to the list of offensive items after some testing. Works out rather well.

04-09-2016: Edited Low Health Pool con to Lowest Health Pool, tied with Serqet

04-10-2016: Updated the guide to refer to the 3.18 patch about the Void Shield nerf and Hydra's Lament buff.

26-10-2016: Updated the build examples.

27-10-2016: Fixed the radius of Through the Cosmos as it was listed incorrectly before 3.19.

01-12-2016: Reflected the slight Hydra's Lament change under the item itself.

24-12-2016: Changed skill order slightly and some typos here and there.

09-01-2017: Fixed up the build examples, added Winged Blade and Pestilence to defensive choices.

10-01-2017: Fixed up some text colours and layouts.

12-01-2017: Removed 'Falls off late game' con, added 'Relevant all game' pro. Expect a Gameplay setion soon!

14-01-2017: Added navigation, changed skill order to max Flurry second instead of Dart and added Wrath to choice of relics. Also updated the current stats on my Ratatoskr on PS4

15-01-2017: Added Mark of the Vanguard to choose between that and Bluestone Pendant for starter items for Solo lane.

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