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Poseidon - Complete Guide

March 1, 2013 by ElGrizz
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Poseidon Guide

Build : Mid Lane

Smite God: Poseidon


Item Purchase Order

Build Item Mark of the Vanguard
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion

Core Items *Must Have

Build Item Warlock's Sash Build Item Boots of the Magi Build Item Gem of Isolation

Laning Against Physical

Build Item Wall of Absolution Build Item Void Stone Build Item Rod of Tahuti

Laning Against Magical

Build Item Void Stone Build Item Wall of Absolution Build Item Rod of Tahuti

Useful Actives Depending on Situations

Build Item Aegis Amulet Build Item Hand Of The Gods Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Meditation

Obvious Potions are Obvious

Build Item Potion of Magical Might Build Item Elixir of Power Build Item Elixir of Defense


God Skill Order

Tidal Surge

Tidal Surge 1 4 6 8 10 key bind

Trident

Trident 2 7 11 12 14 key bind

Whirlpool

Whirlpool 3 15 16 18 19 key bind

Release The Kraken!

Release The Kraken! 5 9 13 17 20 key bind

Introduction

Name: Poseidon
Title: God of the Oceans
Pantheon: Greek
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.

Items

MOVEMENT

Boots of the Magi
Price/rank 700/645/580
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MAGICAL
Rod of Tahuti
Price/rank 850/1175/1295
Warlock's Sash
Price/rank 720/880/1150
Gem of Isolation
Price/rank 900/770/1180
Chronos' Pendant
Side lane only
Price/rank 660/730/1100
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DEFENSIVE
***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
Price/rank 740/680/930
Void Stone
Price/rank 780/670/900
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ACTIVES
Aegis Amulet
Price/rank 250
Purification Beads
Price/rank 250
Hand Of The Gods
Price/rank 250
Meditation
Price/rank 250

Skills

Changing Tides
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.

Tidal Surge
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


Trident
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


Whirlpool
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

Pros / Cons

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.

Pros
+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)

Cons
-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)

Creeping / Jungling


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.

Early Game Mid & Side Lane DPS

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.


Initiating
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.

Early Game Side Lane Support

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.

Mid and Late Game

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!!!

Skins

The Earthshaker
200 Gems or 11000 Favor

Summary

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!

If you have an suggestions please let me know!

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Guide Discussion
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Quote | PM | +Rep by Ragingstorm » March 4, 2013 4:56pm | Report
Like he said though, Doom Orb is one of his core damage items in this guide.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Sanji2k3 » March 5, 2013 12:27am | Report

Build I mostly go with is Boots of magi, GoI, Demonic grip, polinomicon, Fatalis(I'm dead too), Rod of tahuti.

It's such a troll build LOL
people don't expect it


Tried this build yesterday...it such a massive fun playing it :D I started with vampiric shroud for the sustainability in early game and selled it in End Game for Rod of Tahuti. I was about..dunno...11 4 I believe.

The synergie between fatalis, demonic grip, poli and Poseidons Trident skil is so nice...I hit the enemy ymir like a truck :D

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Quote | PM | +Rep by ElGrizz » March 5, 2013 6:59am | Report
lol, maybe I should add a new build tab and title it. Ragingstorm's build lol

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Quote | PM | +Rep by STR8Eight » March 6, 2013 6:22pm | Report
Great guide for a tricky god to play starting out. Thanks a lot and keep them coming! I love your layout and explanations! +++++

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Quote | PM | +Rep by ElGrizz » March 6, 2013 9:27pm | Report
Thanks for the support, glad you liked it :D

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Sanji2k3 » March 7, 2013 1:18am | Report
As for your third Building I would suggest to start with Vampiric Shroud and boots going on GoI, Book etc.
Since the last Patch Shroud gives you such a great sustainability....and in the end you can just sell it for something.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by ElGrizz » March 7, 2013 8:51am | Report
Thanks for pointing that out, good eye! Updated :D

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Sanji2k3 » March 8, 2013 8:42am | Report
Another topic I see after playing a while...the whirlpool + kraken combo is a save hit..but dont you lose a lot of dmg by reducing your tide lvl by using whirlpool in front of kraken?

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Quote | PM | +Rep by xanderzilla » March 9, 2013 10:25pm | Report
Wow I will be honest, I have never seen a more thorough guide

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Quote | PM | +Rep by ElGrizz » March 11, 2013 6:00am | Report
Sanji2k3 wrote:

Another topic I see after playing a while...the whirlpool + kraken combo is a save hit..but dont you lose a lot of dmg by reducing your tide lvl by using whirlpool in front of kraken?


Using Whirlpool before Release The Kraken!, ensures more damage output from Whirlpool. If you use Release The Kraken! before Whirlpool then you won't have them stunned in the Whirlpool for as long than if you placed it before.

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