Hello again everyone, Im back after a short break for uni orientation and other stuff. You might remember my top guides for ymir zeus and sylvanus. Well, Im back again and figured I take a shot at Thor with some help from my bud Glorious Smite who I will reference at the end of this guide.
This is the ability you max 1st. It does the most damage from levels 1-5 and its instant, where as beserker's barrage can be interrupted or escaped. Sure its thor's escape, but you will be building full cooldown, as well as notice this ability being his best kill potential. The trick is to land this without using your stun, which is difficult but more rewarding to do as I will explain in a second.
This is the ability you max LAST. Its simply a stun that only increases a fraction of a second when you level it. Where this ability comes usefull is for setting up combos. Most people do 2-1 to ensure the double tap and to get some decent poke. However, its much better kill potential to land the double tap first, teleport to the hammer immediately after double tapping, stun, then auto attack them. Its MUCH harder to achieve, but its also more rewarding. Just an idea for anyone out there instead of poking all the time.
This ability gets maxed 2nd. This is what you use if youre just outside of auto attack range. Similar to guan yu's 3, its best to cancel this ability if you think you can land autos instead as they will hit harder. But this ability is useful for AOE and out of range autos.
Anvil of Dawn
One of the hardest abilities to land in the game. You're gonna want to max this 3rd AFTER you max thor's 1 and 3 first. So one point at level 5 then the rest at level 13 or so. You dont need this for damage, at least not as bad as the rest of his abilities. Keep in mind, the range on his ult is from gold fury/ FG to lane. Dont ult at mid harpies expecting to gank solo lane. ALSO AS MUCH AS HIS PASSIVE TELLS YOU OTHERWISE, AVOID ULTING ON MULTIPLE PEOPLE. Unless their low. Sure Thor's ult can stun many people, but his combo can only be applied to one person, usually. Use his ult to clean up kills, dont initiate with it, you might need it for a cc immune escape.
The reason you pick these up is thor's scaling. Mjolnir's Attunement and Berserker Barrage dont scale particularly well with raw power at 30% and 45% respectively. Thor needs as much pen as he can get, and since we will be building him slightly tanky, the ccr and health becomes usefull, noted in the video below.
You can opt for warrior boots instead, but your buff camp clear isnt that much faster and your late game dps is barely effected.
Everybody loves jotunn's wrath. Thor especially, it gives him everything he needs, power pen mana and cooldown. All around a very good item.
Brawlers beat stick
THIS IS THORS BEST DPS ITEM HANDS DOWN. Better than transcendence, better than bloodforge, better than crit, Thor needs pen. Because he has high base damage, but little scaling, you want as much armor piercing you can get so youre doing as much true damage as possible. Plus the passive thats stops enemy healing can entire shutdown enemy team comps. Its a very powerful cheap dps item, and because thor is early game focussed, I get this before breastplate.
Breastplate of Valor
this is where I start building Thor tanky. He does run into mana issues, and this item helps to resolve that. Physical protections, cooldown, and 300 mana, all things thor loves.
Oni hunters garb
This is a VERY underrated item I dont see used enough. Its cheap, it gives you decent magical protections, ccr, its passive doesnt take long to stack in conquest, and the mp5 also help to round out thor's drinking, I mean mana problem. Some people build trans on him for the mana, and mantle for the defense, but thats wrong. Ill explain later, but youll be less tanky that this, pay a **** ton more money for it, not have as much ccr or cooldown, and barely do anymore damage. Those other two items on him are horrible.
Lastly an item to finish off your dps, do more damage to towers, and be a bigger threat to tanks. You want this late as most people dont build super tanky until late game where they get their urchin stacks.
As mentioned in the defense part of this build, thor doesnt get much use out of it damage wise due to bad scaling. He does make up for it by high base damage, this means pen should be your focus Trans does give you mana, but with jotunns, breastplate, and oni's, you should be good to go on that.
Again, raw damage with no pen. You dont want this item, the passive is barely usefull to you since protections matter more then the shield does, and since thor is ability based, you wont be auto attacking often. This is a mistake pickup I see using all too often, if you want damage buy brawlers beat stick.
Its sadly too expensive for what it does. A defenseive item shouldnt cost the same as tahuti, and it doesnt even give you the same protections this build does for cheaper. I'd avoid it on other gods too.
I noticed that the thor guides werent too popular on here and I was shocked, hope some of you find this build usefull. As promised, here's the video demonstrating the power of reinforced boots.