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Explaining the Least Picked Items in SMITE | Season 4 (V.1.4) (W.I.P.)

May 12, 2017 by overld1
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Explaining the Least Picked Items in SMITE | Season 4 (V.1.4) (W.I.P.)

overld1
May 12, 2017


Intro

Hello everybody and welcome to this interesting guide. This guide's purpose to help explain users when and why to use the least picked items in SMITE. You're thinking that why we need a guide on this. The reason why I'm doing this because I want to share the SMITE community how to use these conditional items and how to make the best use out of it. So I hope you like this idea and I'll see you guys later.

Explanations Here We Go!

C:

Chalice of Healing
When to build this item:
You buy this item in early game then sell it off around mid game.

The situation to buy this item:
Buy this item if you want to have "unlimited" health pots.

Why you build this item:
Why this item doesn't get picked up that often is due to the price. For 200 gold you're getting 3 health pots that could regenerate when you recall to the fountain. It'll be cheaper just to buy 3 pots, but for 300 gold you could have "infinite" health pots till you sell the chalice. In CQ this item works best with the Solo Role.
Chalice of Mana
When to build this item:
Buy this item in early game then sell it off in mid game.

The situation to buy this item:
Buy this item if you want "unlimited" mana pots.

Why you build this item:
Why this item doesn't get picked up that often is due to the price. For 200 gold you're getting 3 mana pots that could regenerate when you recall to the fountain. It'll be cheaper just to buy 3 pots, but for 300 gold you could have "infinite" mana pots till you sell the chalice. In CQ this item works best with the Solo and Mid Role.
Chalice of the Oracle
When to build this item:
Buy this item at start of mid game then if your team is about to win sell it off in late game.

The situation to buy this item:
Buy this item if you want "unlimited" wards mid - late game.

Why you build this item:
Why this item doesn't get picked up that often is due to the price. For 200 gold you're getting 2 regular wards that could regenerate when you recall to the fountain. It'll be cheaper just to buy 2 wards, but for 400 gold you could have "infinite" wards till you sell the chalice. In long term you will spend more wards if you at least place 8` or higher in one game. In CQ this item works best with the Support Role.

E:

Emperor's Armor
When to build this item:
Buy this itemin early game then sell it off around mid - late game.

The situation to buy this item:
Buy this item if you want to be aggressive under towers or the enemy laner(s) is really aggressive.

Why you build this item:
The reason why this item is not being picked up as often is due to that it's passive. If affects the attack speed of all the towers/phoenixes, but not the titan. So this protection item is good to helps you to stay in enemy towers much longer and allow you to take enemy minions and gods much quicker. This is item is good in early and mid-game due to there's still towers around to affect, but by late game there would only be phoenixes left and the enemy would just shred it's health with ease. This item is great early then falls off late.

J:

Jade Emperor's Crown
When to build this item:
Build this item around early - mid game if you think this item is becoming invaluable then sell it.

The situation to buy this item:
Build this item if you're facing physical gods in duel, in the solo lane, or physical majority teams.

Why you build this item:
This item is great if you face a physical god in a 1v1 for the entire game or almost the entire game. So that's why you pick it up on solo lane or in a 1v1. It does have really good stats even gives you health as well. This item also goes really well if you build with Void Stone as well so for physical gods they have their power and their protections reduced. Ares could play this item combo really well due to his passive. Buy this item if you plan to do 1v1's or go to the solo lane, and maybe if the enemy is physical majority.

M:

Midgardian Mail
When to build this item:
Build this item around mid game.

The situation to buy this item:
Build this item if the enemy team has more physicals or if the enemy team is AA based.

Why you build this item:
This is item is not picked up that much similarly to Emperor's Armor it's passive. It's passive is simple when a enemy hits you their attack and movement speed gets reduced. The sad thing about it's passive that is only triggers 30%
of all the enemy attacks that is even less than 1/3. Sad thing is when it does proc it only slows them for 2s. The only situations that you might pick this item up if the enemy team physical majority or they're AA based. If those two situations doesn't happpen then this item is pointless to get.


P:

Poisoned Star
When to build this item:
Build this item around mid game.

The situation to buy this item:
Build this item if they enemy relies on power and attack speed.

Why you build this item:
The main soul purpose of this item to weaken gods that are heavily focused focused on damage and movement speed like Mercury or Susano for example.
One reason that players are not picking this item up is due to 2 reasons. It only has a 15%
crit chance that it a only a 5% difference to it's tier two version. The item also only give 5 extra power from it's tier two version making it the only crit item that is under 30 power. With these bad stats why do people pick it up. Is to punish Assassins and Mages that have insane burst potential and high or low mobility. This item work best against a Mercury, Susano, Thanatos, and Anubis. In CQ this item works best with the Jungle and Carry role.


R:

Rangda's Mask
When to build this item:
Build this item early game to maximize it's potential, if becomes useless sell it of around mid - late game.

The situation to build this item:
Build this item if you are going to be aggressive in the jungle.

Why you build this item:
Main purpose of this item if you are a aggressive bastard in the jungle. Meaning that if you are going to perform a lot of ganks and picking off enemies then pick up this item. The reason why people don't build this that you need 8 kills or 16 assists to get to the item's full potential. Yes the does give off nice stats at the end, but by the time you get to it you probably sell to get a better version of itself that's Hastened Fatalis both items almost give off similar stats, but fatalis has more than Rangda's Mask at the end. If you feel that you are going to get kills quickly then pick up this item.
Relic Dagger
When to build this item:
Build this item mid game about when you get the option to buy your second relic.

The situation to build this item:
Build this item if you want to be supportive with relics or want a alternate of Winged Blade.

Why you build this item:
The main purpose to build this item is you want to pull off more relics constantly. This is a weaker alternate version of Winged Blade it has less but the other stats are similar one has CDR one has CCR. Having relics to have a smaller cooldown is nice allowing to pop those relics more often. If you wonder when to get this item, well if you want CDR get Relic Dagger if you want CCR then get Winged Blade.

S:

Shaman's Ring
When to build this item:
Build this item around early - mid game.

The situation to build this item:
Build this item if want a other source of sustain.

Why you build this item:
The main reason why this item is not being picked up Bancroft's Talon, Pythagorem's Piece. There's better choices that takes dominance over Shaman's Ring. Due to it's passive that only procs to AA is useless for mages due being ability based not AA based expect for Freya being an exception.
The health and mana sustain is nice but if you get Chronos' Pendant and Book of Thoth your mana issue is no longer a issue. Why do you pick this item up, well the reason is if you want a alternate source of sustain that isn't lifesteal or MP5.

Soul Eater
When to build this item:
Build this item around early - mid game.

The situation to build this item:
Build this item if want a other source of sustain.

Why you build this item:
This item when through a lot of changes through out it's course of history. Season 2 being it's prime moment being one of the most over powered lifesteal items in the game. This is not being picked similarly to Shaman's Ring there's better sustain items that give off better stats. This items stats are actually interesting it still's give off 20% lifesteals, then they added mana on the item, and add CCR. So why people don't pick up this item, Bloodforge is the reason. With 75 power and 15% lifesteal with getting a shield for every kill you get for 5s with bonus movement speed sounds a lot better than a lifesteal item with no power. This is still good if you to sustain in lane if you want to win your lane. IF you don't want to pick up blood forge then pick up Soul Eater instead.
Stone of Fal
When to build this item:
Build this item around mid - late game.

The situation to build this item:
Build this item if there's gods that could burst 30% of your health in a single ability.

Why you build this item:
The anti health buster item this items allows the player for not taking over 30% of their health against a burst god. The reason why this item doesn't picked up that often because of it's passive is really situational to gods that could shred that much health. Here's some gods that you will face that you need to buy this item. Scylla, He Bo, Thoth, Ra, Janus, Ymir, Poseidon, Vulcan, Nox, and Anubis. If you build this item against any of these gods you will have a better chance of surviving against them.

W:

Witchblade
When to build this item:
Build this item around mid game.

The situation to buy this item:
Build this item if there's healers or attack speed reliant gods on the enemy team.

Why you build this item:
The only main purpose for this item is to take down healers or take down gods like Kali, or Ah Muzen Cab who are reliant on attack speed.
That's one reason why players don't pick up this item. The other reasons it's base stats, back then it had physical protection and good amount of attack speed, now it only has health, **** attack speed and a small amount of movement speed. If you use this item right and build like Hastened Fatalis with it you will have great results.

Update Log

4/18/17 - Published the guide for season 4.

4/20/17 - Reorganized the chapters and added Witchblade to the guide.

4/28/17 - Added Emperor's Armor, Jade Emperor's Crown, Midgardian Mail, Rangda's Mask, and Shaman's Ring to the guide.

5/8/17 - Updated the format of the information to allow players to understand the guide bit more, and updated Shaman's Ring Why you build this item explanation.

5/10/17 - Added Relic Dagger, Stone of Fal, and Soul Eater to the guide.

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