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SmiteFire Author Kaden

Support Aphrodite

March 15, 2013 by Kaden
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Aphrodite BuildBuild 1


Smite God: Aphrodite

Item Purchase Order


Build Item Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Boots of Celerity
Build Item Gem of Isolation
Build Item Winged Blade
Build Item Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Rod of Tahuti

God Skill Order


Kiss 2 15 16 18 key bind

Back Off!

Back Off! 3 4 6 8 10 key bind

Love Birds

Love Birds 1 7 11 12 14 key bind

Undying Love

Undying Love 5 9 13 17 20 key bind


I find Aphrodite to be a very situational hero in what you buy but for me if im playing as a full support i like to focus on speed and cool down reduction. there is no point in auto attacking its probably the lowest in the whole game. so onto the build.

This is a Full Support Build not a "Mage Build" mage builds are generally all the same, but its a different story for full supports. the gameplay required here is keeping you alive and spamming your dmg buff as well as stuns and heals. positioning is important.

This guide allows you to be a Supporter and Chaser



1. Chrono Pendant
2. Boots of Celerity
3. Gem of Isolation
4. Winged Wand
5. Banecroft Talon
6. Rod of Tahuti


Girdle of Might
Sprint or Beads/Aegis (beads vs hades or ares otherwise Aegis)


These items are designed to give you constant lane survivability as well as cool down reduction and speed.

1. Start of the game pick up 2 levels of Chrono Pendant, this gives a lot of mp regen and a good amount of extra power, and a few hp pots.

2. before completing chrono pendent get boots of celerity then finish up the pendent.

3. Gem of Isolation, more hp, more power and it will apply slows to your dmg skills such as the dot from your doves.
4. Winged Wand, i dont see this as much in game anymore but its a great time to pick it up, this will give you more speed more hp/mana and if that enemy tries to go for you first, it will negate slows and give a temp speed buff allowing you to escape or kite.
allows you to chase or escape.

5. Banecroft Talon, more hp steal and boost to ap

6. Rod of tahuti for the extra ap and scaling

few things i need to point out, physical protection is not a big concern for you if you keep up your map awareness, combined with speed and all the hp from the items you have good survive and escape and should not be getting killed by melee or physical gods.
mages still pose a small danger as they have longer ranged skills generally.



Love Birds/Back Off (Gank there mana buff at about 5-8 secs elapsed time) just level 1
Kiss (1 level into this at level 2)
Back Off
Love Birds


while linked, use back off when your team mate initiates, followed by love birds for the heal and DoT (especially if you have Gem of Isolation) do those while moving towards the enemy to land a kiss.
dont be over aggressive but keep up your spam while watching for jungle ganks.


start of the game try gank the enemy mana buff, this is great with your passive to go into your lane partner.

start with 1 point into love birds (safest skill to gank, because of the dot, if your aggressive get back off. dont pick up kiss because its wasted despite what the official video says, generally burning mana to gank from level doesnt happen, best ganking is from level 3, sometimes 2, so the passive mana wont help.)

priority shifts to BACK OFF then LOVE BIRDS, maxing kiss last.
if you have a lane partner who has a leap and nuke like odin or hades or sun wukong, make sure to land your nuke as he lands at the enemy.

If your lane cant push change the focus to love birds then back off for the lane sustain.


This build focuses on speed and map awareness. with the extra speed items and immunity to slow you should never be in a dangerous situation which is the reason there isnt a lot of protection, especially physical.

chrono pendent early game gives a lot of safe play spamming of skills so use them.

dont force your lane mates into your pace, make sure you work out how your team are playing and support that.

girdle of might, use this when your team start a fight.

with this build you can actually bait a bit mid game because you have a lot of life and enough speed with slow immunity to not be caught.

Remember you have enough life, speed and slow immunity that if a enemy runs, you can catch up to them and spam your now slowing DoT skill and stun till your partner catches up, or maybe kill them, have fun hunting.

Pros / Cons


Very Fast
Short Cool Downs
Reliable Stun
Strong Single Heal


Low Auto Attk dmg

Official Video with lore, skills and game play

Guide Discussion
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Quote | PM | +Rep by Kaden » March 15, 2013 1:23am | Report
will clean this up a bit when i figure out how to add the graphic representation of skills and items. in the meantime there it is. Hope it helps some people out. so far i have had really good success with this build, surprisingly enough a lot of games i come 3rd for damage even overshadowing, gods like loki and sun wukong, i still dont understand why lol.
and i haven't been outplayed by another Aphrodite yet.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Scenecorex » March 15, 2013 1:31am | Report

I'v been playing Aphrodite mainly when she came out,
Just wanna point out that getting more then 1 CDR item is a complete waste,
since CDR caps at 25%, and chrono for instance gives that already (Its the best on her since the regen will tranfer to ally indeed and some AP/CDR capped is nice)

Also speed caps at higher rates with diminishing results..

Also she can "Support" aggresive while building Pure AP (mage style)
You will heal so much in combination with some lifesteal
(Think about the bonetooth necklace +12% one)
And besides you dont need to be tanky or have aura's if played right.

I would advise however to pick up blue buff and add this in the guide as well as red buff
Blue buff early game gives you and your partner much mana sustain while not having to recall.. since you heal both yourself AND ally, the ally will get about same mana regen.
Red buff : It makes ur damage go insane? Yes your DOT attack will heal freakin OP
I healed for about 150 per tick 0.5 sec.. crazy crazy really.

People really think she is pure support and underrestimate her..
But her second skill does around 600-700 damage late game wich you can trigger from afar when you have kissed an ally .. then put DOT birds on em > make em drain 150 damage a tick .. BOOM ^^

Also I went 10/0 with her flawless lots of games, when building her glass canon mage :p


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Kaden » March 15, 2013 1:41am | Report
yeah blue buff is under skills, ill add it in another section, gonna remove breastplate of valor, i dont really get it last item, i choose what i need at that point its really dependent.

i would make a different guide for mage AP build, can be done definitely i agree but so far i think not a lot of players are able to do it, im beating full AP build Aphros as it is with this build. late game though going full AP on her i think is a little wasteful, your better off playing a different god for that as few skills just dont really make the cut.

changed out last item to ethereal or banecraft talon, really anything could be done even aura items for your team.

will add in Red buff as well, normally i give it to lane partner, but yeah if you went pure glass cannon mage, easily pick that up, thanks for the feedback.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Kaden » March 15, 2013 4:04am | Report
Please dont forget to rate the guide if you found it useful, if you didnt let me know why please, there is always room to improve guides and strategies. BUT please comment and rate according to it being a support guide and not a DPS guides. like mentioned if you want a mage guide its virtually the same builds everytime, and you can do it on her, i just find it not as useful as actually going a mage, but i will make one later for that. Thanks.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Scenecorex » March 15, 2013 5:14am | Report
I agree with you, I just made my own AP burst guide.
Your guide is nice but still you dont need the boots+pendant since CDR caps at 25% and the speed caps with your passive Kiss link as well! Better get more healing as a Support! :p


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Kaden » March 15, 2013 7:05am | Report
going to go in the game now and retest all the caps do you know what the speed is supposed to cap at? i know on Poseidon his speed is ballistically fast, even with this build i can outrun Aphrodite with posidion, so i dont think shes capping her speed with just this, also the main reason for winged wand is the passive effect since it also allows you to bait the enemy and you end up with enough hp to basically be a tank.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Scenecorex » March 15, 2013 7:48am | Report
Im not 100% sure what the cap is on speed, but you already get ALOT from passive and can always take a jungle buff, thats MORE then the cap, at least the diminishing results are.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Kaden » March 15, 2013 8:02am | Report
if im playing Poseidon i will the kill whoever takes my speed buff =P
checked it out now gonna change the build a bit, celerity doesnt seem to cap out and i get pretty nice reduction in skills for a very small damage output, it was looking at around 3dmg for the difference (all numbers used on heroes not creeps)

nice thing as well, i found that with the additional speed not even ra can outrun you and your also decently tanky meaning i could chase him down a lane even if he pops his slow im given a speed boost which means ra's basically finished, tons more dmg output this way since i can use skills faster and keep him stunned and locked down longer.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Xilluxi » March 17, 2013 12:20pm | Report
This is a good build. In my opinion, whoever builds aphro w/ a mage/ap build doesn't rly play her that much. I usually go Boots of Celerity, Chrono, then Winged wand. To be honest that's all you really need for a good aphro. Also, CDR caps at 35%, not 25 so Celerity/Chrono will get u to that cap (with 5% wasted mind you, but really who cares?). After i do Celerity/Chrono/Winged I get Gem of Isolation to help chase down and slow them so my lane partner can kill. TBH I can't remember when a match lasted beyond getting that item. My lane parnter and I almost win every time. You will move super fast. The slow immunity passive from winged will make sure you never die, that way you aren't messing up KD. The speed really helps you chase down runners and stun them. Good bulid, much better than the noob AP build scenecorex is pushing.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by JararoNatsu » March 17, 2013 12:20pm | Report
One of the better builds for Aphrodite. Love the cooldown. [VVGN]!


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