Title: God of the Oceans
Deep beneath the turbulent tides of the ocean lingers a God of idle rage. What must it be like to live forever in the shadow of your brother? To be denied again and again that which you desire, despite the power of the wrathful seas at your command? So Poseidon broods on his throne at the ocean floor.
As a child, Poseidon and his brother, Hades, were consumed by their father, Chronos. Powerless to escape, it was left to mighty Zeus to free them and slay their patron. Together, they defeated the last of the Titans and ushered in a new age of dominance for Olympian Gods, but their freedom, their very lives, Zeus would never let either brother forget were owed to him. Even as the heavens, the underworld, and the seas were divided among them, Zeus positioned himself as king of all, and what was Poseidon to do but be thankful he had been spared a fate in his father's belly? So he retired to his new realm and began the pursuit of gathering worshippers.
Soon rose a great ocean front city of mankind, and Poseidon presented himself as their God, but another had already come, Athena, Zeus' daughter. A competition was held ¬ each God would offer a gift and the people would select their sponsor. Confident, Poseidon drove his Trident, a trophy from the battle against the Titans, into the ground and a limitless spring emerged, but the people found the water salty and undrinkable. Athena extended her hand and a graceful olive tree rose from the earth. Wood, food, and oil, all from one gift. The people decided and the city was called Athens.
It may be that Poseidon never desired greatness as Zeus did. Had his father never consumed him, had he never been made God of the Sea, had his brother never crowned himself King of the Gods, Poseidon might have lived contentedly, but that chance is gone. Now, with the very tides at his command, an army of sea beasts at his back, and the formidable Kraken at his call, the glowering God of the deep seeks to quench his thirsty rage and plunge all the world in endless, wrathful seas.
Boots of the Magi
Rod of Tahuti
Gem of Isolation
Side lane only
***MID LANE MUST READ***
Depending on what you are laning against, you will want one of these BEFORE Gem of Isolation Maybe even before Warlock's Sash , which also is dependant on your skill level. Be sure to get boots second though as the mobility is vital.
Wall of Absolution
Hand of the Gods
Key Bind: Passive
Poseidon's Movement speed increases by up to 20% and his abilities do up to 30% additional damage as his Tide Level increases. Successful basic attack hits increase his Tide, and using abilities decreases it. Basic attacks increase the Tide Level by 8% per hit.
Key Bind: 1
Poseidon summons forth a wave that travels in a line, dealing 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 / 260 magical damage and pushing back all enemies in its path. Reduces Poseidon's Tide by 35% when cast.
Cost: 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 mana
Cooldown: 10 sec
Key Bind: 2
Poseidon activates his Trident, granting 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% Move speed and making his basic attacks fire 2 additional shots in a spread for 6s. The shots deal 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 magical damage plus 20% of Poseidon's Magical Power. All shots increase Poseidon's Tide on hit. Reduce's Poseidon's Tide by 15% when cast.
Cost: 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 mana
Cooldown: 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 sec
Key Bind: 3
Poseidon summons a whirlpool at his ground target location that cripples targets, preventing movement abilities, and pulls targets towards the center for 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3s. Reduces Poseidon's Tide by 25% when cast.
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 mana
Cooldown: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 sec
Release The Kraken!
Key Bind: 4
Poseidon releases the Kraken, dealing 130 / 190 / 250 / 310 / 370 magical damage to targets in the center of the effect when it spawns, stunning for 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2s and bouncing them into the air. Enemies caught in the wide radius are slowed by 30% and take 170/ 195 / 220 / 245 / 270 magical damage. Reduces Poseidon's Tide by 50% when cast.
Cost: 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 140 mana
Cooldown: 90 sec
Poseidon can basically be thought of as an intiator and high damage mage. Like any other mage in Smite, he has his strength's and weaknesses.
+Incredible ability to push lanes with his Tidal Surge ability. When maxed you can clear the whole wave of minons in on shot.
+Able to literally change the tide of the fight with his stun's and slows. (ex. Whirlpool & Release The Kraken!)
+Very high mobility makes him a hard target to catch or run away from when using Trident coupled with boots or speed buff, and other mobility items. (ex. winged wand)
-As any other high damage mage, you are very squishy. Use your mobility wisely!
-No jump mechanism to escape a trapped situation. (ex. Ring of Spears)
When it comes to jungling, there's a few buff's you'll be looking for constantly if you want the clear advantage.
Speed - +20% Movement Speed
Cooldown - 20% Cooldown Reduction
Having the additional 20% movement speed along with Poseidon's already amazing speed helps him have complete map coverage through the game, and the 20% cooldown reduction should be a must for any initiator.
Be overly cautious when in mid lane to take as little damage as possible during early game, and be aware of MIA's on the side lanes. Until you get Tidal Surge to level 4 or 5, you could be out laned by opponents like Ra and Ao Kuang.
After about level 8 or 9 your lane should be pushed to their tower with ease. It's now time to help gank side or mid depending which lane you are in at the moment.
Whirlpool + Release The Kraken!
Follow up by moving ahead of the enemy with Trident then push them into your team with Tidal Surge. Follow up with basic attacks as necessary to complete the job.
Let the opponents push your lane (but not so far as you take tower damage), save those abilities for when they make mistakes. If you are in the role of support you should be in lane with a DPS/Carry.
When your opponent steps out of position:
Whirlpool + Release The Kraken!
Follow up by moving ahead of the enemy with Trident then push them into your lane partner with Tidal Surge. After this, quickly remove yourself from the fight but stay close in case things go badly to give your lane partner a chance to escape. I think some people might argue to stick around and basic atack to help finish off the opponents, but you're not there to get kills. Support your lane partner as much as possible but don't risk your death. If you're dead, you're not supporting.
As you have been doing, keep doing throughout the game. Watch your back for MIA's and ganks, keep your lane pushed up and support your team.
Late game Poseidon can be quite scary, and down right annoying with his high mobility. You can pretty much Hit an Run with him and they can't do anything about it. Don't forget the most important Con of Poseidon, which is he has no jump mechanism. Be especially wary of opponents who can trap you!!!
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I really hope this guide helps, Poseidon is the newest God added as of 2/28/13. Things will surely change over the course of Smite for this God, and I hope to keep you informed! Good luck and may the Tides of Change be in your favor!
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