Hello everybody this is my guide for Thanatos. I'll be talking about Thanatos jungle, one of my favorite rules in smite. I love jungle, because it gives you such an advantage and makes you feel damn well good once you gank your lane properly, but enough of that.
You do not know how many times I pressed publish by accident on this guide. ; ~ ;
So as thanatos to me I like building him insanely risky, because hes quite hard, his skills use, health and his a get kills or get kills god, so why not rule the bets higher?
So I saw this build in a tournament, so I tryed it out and this works extremly with Thanatos with the Hand of the Gods and the bumbas mask combo work really well with his passive. So now that you got these two items where are boots gunna fit? Well that's why you get Potion of Might aka Red Pot. This is insanely rishy, because with thanatos if hes shut down hes done and with this build he cannot be SHUT DOWN.
Now I like to get Ninja Tabi mainly, because you don't need to penetration from Warrior Tabi since your already gunna have max penetration. Focused VoidBlade is just realy nice, because it gives you some nice protections and gives you a very, very nice amount of penetration you I like to get this for it's penetration and so I won't be as squishy. Your basic's combo'ed with Scent of Death will do an quite alot of damage early game and with your Death Scythe you'll be able to take out Tanks and Carries in no time. Now Heartseeker is another part of my risky build it'll allow you do alot of damage plus your penetration? Who wouldn't wanna get this! Attack speed is almost not a big deal with this build. You just need to remember don't play too risky, because you don't wanna lose your stacks.
Now Blood Forge is so strong on Thanatos and he needs lifesteal late game, because his health cost can kill him in team fights and it'll really kill you if your teammates don't give the kills so you can regen. And your gunna need it when your skills are on cooldown, but with your Scent of Death get ready to destroy everybody, even carries! Now Rage is an item I don't really like on Thanatos, but it seems the most popular so I went with it. I still am, in the process of trying to find a new item to change this with. But Rage is still quite a nice item with your items and Scent of Death. So, Deathbringer is a most have on ANY ASSASSIN OR CARRIE. Giving you a very nice physical power boost and some crit chance while making them do more DAMAGE!The problem with is it's very pricy, but if your following the guide correctly you should be building it in no time.
Now this section will list, who will be your solo laner and who you'll be fighting againt in the jungle.
* = Easy
* = Medium
* = Hard
[ * ] Hun Batz: Now Hun Batz is an insanely hard jungle to fight. He can easily counter jungle you with Overhand Smash and with his 50% crit rate he can burst you down quite easily. You most avoid most of skills to actually fight him, because at any moment he can pop Fear No Evil and easily change the entire fight.
[ * ] Arachne: She's a pretty hard jungle, but the recent patch they nerfed her hard, but that doesn't mean she can't destroy you. Aslong as she has Drain Life she can easily change the tide of a battle, but if you can end the fight quickly with a silence from Soul Reap and then finish off with Death Scythe you can easily shut her down early in the jungle. Just abouse your Hand of the Gods, because she can clear out camps easily with no effort.
[ * ] Fenrir: Fenrir is a pretty scary jungle a little joke me and my friend call him is Baghoul, but that's not the point. If you try to fight him in the jungle you better get ready, because Fenrir is one of the mobile gods in the game. Fenrir can easily start a fight with Brutalize and do decent, but you have the advantage, because you have a Silence so you can cancel it easily. His biggest deal is his Seething Howl, because he gets damage and lifesteal so he can easily outlast you in battle, but you have penetration so you can kill this Bruiser with ease.
[ * ] Kali: So Kali can be defeated with the up most ease, because if you shut her down in the jungle she basicly done. A thing you most avoid is fighting her with her full combo, because she can do high burst with Blood Lash and do lots of damage over time with her attack speed and bleed outs, but you can shut her down with Death Scythe when she uses Siphon Blood, but make sure to use Soul Reap, before she can activate Kali Rage or Frenzy.
[ * ] Chang'e: She's an amazing solo laner for you, because you gank the lane she can provide heals for you and a double stun if you gank with Hovering Death. A pretty big thing is her ult, because once she sets it if you two will alot of damage most likely enough for you to use Hovering Death(If you haven't used it, of course). Chang'e can most likely hold off or win it, because of her Moonlit Waltz and her low cooldown on Crescent Moon Dance. Just remember to stay near her at all times when your ganking, because she can provide you with heals, protection, and mana.
[ * ] Odin: Now this guy quite amazing solo lane, because he can use Ring of Spears and you come down Hovering Death and you two just cause havoc! His attack speed buff is insanely good to you and the way you can slow and his jump can close the distance. Why wouldn't any solo laner pick this guy? Just remember sometimes his Ring of Spears can kill you if hes not careful. Don't forgot that you two do insane damage and almost nobody escapes you two with your double slows and gap closers.
[ * ] Hercules Now this is another good one you two can get round up enemy's and bring them to CC city! Once he hits his combo with Earthbreaker and Driving Strike it's up to you to hit then with your Soul Reap and then you two can finish enemys off easily with Hovering Death, Death Scythe, and [[Excavate. He has built in tankiness and damage so he's an ideal solo lane.
Now pretty much a big thing you do as a jungler is Ganking Lanes. So the lanes you mainly wanna gank is Solo Lane and Mid Lane.(Hopefully your side should be carring nicely) So you should start a gank with hitting the carry with Death Scythe or using Hovering Death to stun the carry and the tank. If you started a battle with Death Scythe you should be able to clean up with Hovering Death. A big thing is once you get Soul Reap You can easily counter the mid, because hes most likely a mage, so if you have a team mate with some sort of stun or root this can make ganking INSANELY easy.
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Now as jungler Thanatos I most get this out of the way BLUE BUFF IS NOT FOR YOU, You most give it to your mid lane or solo lane reason being is as thanatos you don't look at your mana you look at your health at all times, because thanatos is not mana consuming at all. There's going to be almost never a time where you say "I'm low on mana". The main thing you need to keep track of is your health and skills. You need ask yourself these questions: "Will I have enough health to kill the target and get out safely?" "With my current health should I ult even though I lack proper health to most likely get out alive?" "Should I use some kind of skill to escape, or will it just quicken my death?". These are insanely important questions when your playing Thanatos. What you most do is most be afraid and depend on minons, because you have Hand of the Gods you can easily walk over to a group minions and kill up or even though your at low health you can most likely get the kill by quickly starting a fight with Death Scythe. Now when your starting off activate your Potion of Physical Might right when the camp spawns tank it and tell your teammates for the last hits. Get your buff and then Hand of the Gods at the last buff camp your at. Remember to always engage on a lane with Death Scythe if you can't land it then you've most likely failed your gank and died. Remember don't just rushy in blindly with Scent of Death wait for a perfect moment for like you need to keep pressure on the carry or to catch enemy's who are running away. When teamfights start you most have Bloodforge so you can last in it, because your skills use health and you'll be aimed and no doubt about it when you ult in. Try to get the enemy's in a big group once you use Soul Reap. Try to help get carries or casters with Death Scythe, but if a tank gets in the way you can scare him with Death Scythe and your amazing penetration and damaged based on health. Remember your a tank smasher so don't be afraid to fight them it's your job to help the team with Soul Reap and hold off the tanks with Death Scythe and Hovering Death.