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Vamana guide ~Axres

September 12, 2012 by Axres
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Vamana Guide

Build : Stand behind me please (pure tank)

Smite God: Vamana


Item Purchase Order

Starting Items

Build Item Reinforced Greaves
Build Item Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion

Item Build

Build Item Reinforced Greaves Build Item Reinforced Greaves Build Item Breastplate of Valor Build Item Breastplate of Valor Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Build Item Voidblade Build Item Voidblade Build Item Voidblade Build Item Stone of Gaia Build Item Stone of Gaia Build Item Stone of Gaia Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet

Final Items

Build Item Reinforced Greaves Build Item Breastplate of Valor Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Build Item Voidblade Build Item Stone of Gaia

Final Abilities

Build Item Heavenly Agility Build Item Creeping Curse Build Item Purification Beads


God Skill Order

Clear The Path

Clear The Path 3 15 16 18 19 key bind

Armored Umbrella

Armored Umbrella 2 4 6 7 10 key bind

Umbrellarang

Umbrellarang 1 8 11 12 14 key bind

Colossal Fury

Colossal Fury 5 9 13 17 20 key bind

Introduction

Vamana is a very aggressive and tanky God, if you want a more passive tank, do not play Vamana. He suffers in the beginning due to mana limits, but it doesn't take long to over come.

Quick note, only on the second build will I have a set time for getting an ability item. Other than that buy them as needed.

Pros / Cons

Pros:
He is very hard to kill
He can be built different (and viable) ways
His abilities are easy to use
He can run away from enemies/out of tower range faster than most.
He can chase down enemies better than most.
He can knock enemies into the air.
His ultimate allows him to tank a tower/phoenix/Minotaur
Built pure tank he can tank tower/phoenix/Minotaur
Built with my pure damage build he can solo Minotaur


Cons:
Does very little damage to other gods if built pure tank (expected)
Is very slow damage dealer until a few points are put into his Armored Umbrella
More often than not, people will ignore you in team fights, making it hard to protect your team.

Skills


Sleeping Giant (Passive)

When he is not in Colossal form, damage taken from enemy Gods will decrease the cooldown of his ultimate by 1sec. When in Colossal form, damage from enemy Gods will increase the duration by .5secs, up to a max of 10secs. 15% of Vamana's Physical protection is converted to Physical Power.


Clear the Path

Vamana opens his umbrella charging forward doing 70/110/150/190/230 (+40% of your physical power) physical damage and knocking up any enemies hit. Costs 70/75/80/85/90 mana, 15sec cooldown.


Armored Umbrella
Does 85/140/195/250/305 (+100% of your physical power) physical damage to all enemies in a cone. Costs 60/70/80/90/100 mana, 51/14/13/12/11sec cooldown.


Umbrellarang

Vamana throws his umbrella forward hitting everyone in its path for 50/85/120/155/190 (+20% of your physical power) physical damage and slowing enemy attack speed and movement speed by 25% for 3sec. The umbrella will return to Vamana and will hit everything in the path. Costs 60/70/80/90/100 mana, 13sec cooldown.


Colossal Fury

Vamana grows into a giant for 6secs (modified by passive, see above). He gains 5/10/15/20/25 physical/magical protection, 35/55/75/95/115 physical power and regens 5% of his max health every second. In addition his basic attack is an aoe. Costs 100 mana, 90sec cooldown.

Build 1 Items

reinforced boots x2

Start off by buying basic rank Reinforced Boots, Breastplate of Valor, and 2 Health Potions.

Finish off the Reinforced Boots reinforced boots and the Breastplate of Valor , the early defense will make it hard for people to push your tower.

The next item is the Gauntlet of Thebes , mainly because it builds stacks (1 per minion, 5 for God) per kill and needs to be built up as early as possible.

After that the Voidblade will not only add damage and protection, but will lower enemies physical defense.

The next item is the Stone of Gaia this will stop casters from dealing damage as well as give more health and mana regen.

The last item is Devourer's Gloves devourer's gloves, at this point you have so much defense that stacking more is pointless. This item will give stacks per kill (they will be removed if you die) and since you are hard to kill (and if you play right pretty much impossible to kill) you will be able to keep the item maxed. This boosts your attack damage and lifesteal, the jungle and minion waves will now let you heal yourself in a very quickly after a teamfight and still let you push forward.

Build 2 Items

reinforced boots x2

Start off by buying buying the basic rank of Reinforced boots, hand of the gods and two health potions. Grab blue buff before heading to lane.

Finish off the Reinforced Boots reinforced boots and then buy the Hide of the Nemean Lion . The Hide of the Nemean Lion will reflect 25% damage back from basic attacks and boosts health and physical defense.

After that you will want the Golden Bow , this item will add a 50% damage aoe to your basic attack, a small chance for critical hits, and a minor speed boost. This will do two things, one it will let you destroy minion lanes/jungle. Two if you are fighting in a mob of enemies it guarantees that your target is being hit with at least 50% of the damage.

Next item is Devourer's Gloves Devourer's Gloves, the lifesteal and physical damage from this item at max stacks are amazing. If you are dying a lot you may want to switch to a different lifesteal item, Soul Eater being the best.

After that Deathbringer will be the next item. It has physical power, critical chance and critical damage. This item will greatly boost your ability to kill and make your enemies fear getting close.

The final item is Titan's Bane , this has some physical power, but mainly it has a 45% physical penetration. anyone fighting you will most likely have armor at this point (unless they fail to understand how armor works), this will eat through just under half of it.

The ultimate is less useful in this build, as using your other abilities will deal more damage. However your ult will still let you tank towers and the like and is still a great ability to use to run away when you are almost dead since the life regen is crazy.

Build 3 Items

reinforced boots x1

Start off buying Reinforced Boots, Jotunn's Wrath and a Health Potion. If you want to be more tanky build a Breastplate of Valor breatplate of valor instead, the main reason for the Jotunn's Wrath is the 20% cooldown reduction. I prefer the Jotunn's Wrath for the mana and physical power.

Build up your Reinforced boots reinforced boots and which every item above you picked up.

After that build a Hide of the Nemean Lion , this is a great tank item as it also reflects basic attack damage back.

The next item is the Stone of Gaia , this will be your magic defense item and will also regen your life and mana.

With your defense items out of the way it is time to switch to your aggressive items starting with the Golden Bow . This will add aoe to your basic attacks, increase your critical chance, and give you a small speed boost.

The last item to buy is the Deathbringer [icon=death bringer size=55, this item adds physical power, critical chance, and critical damage.

You will lack armor pen, but at the same time you will have strong defenses. This is the better build for being useful in team fights.

Creeping / Jungling

If you can, get blue buff every time it spawns. Armored Umbrella + Umbrellarang will deal a lot of damage when killing jungle camps.

When in lane, try to use your Umbrellarang when the minions are charging down the lane, you should be able to hit each of them twice doing this. Follow up with a Armored Umbrella will kill most of the mobs.

Armored Umbrella is your best attack, and thus it is your best bet for clearing out waves of minions.

Team Work

Use your Umbrellarang to hit ranged targets and try to hit as many as you can with your Armored Umbrella since it is your best damaging attack. For build 1 and 3 you will pretty much want to start all team fights, but do not let yourself be killed. For build 2 you want to go in as a team, you lack the defense of the other two builds, but are still fairly defensive, not to mention your ultimate makes it hard for people to kill you without the help of a tower/phoenix/Minotaur. Using your Clear the Path in the middle of a fight can be useful if the enemies are grouped up, but it should be saved for knocking up Gods that have run out of the fight so you/your teammates can kill them. Your ultimate makes you the best person to tank a tower/phoenix/Minotaur when no minions or present, you want to kill the tower while the enemy is there, or you want to have a team fight on an enemy tower.

Laning

There isn't really a God that compliments Vamana or shuts him down easily.

The only thing to avoid is laning with another tank.

Between his ability to run using his Clear the Path and his ultimate he is a very hard God to kill. It will generally take a combination of Gods or really bad timing with his Clear the Path to be shut down. Your biggest enemy is really just being over confident and getting stuck with no way out or on a tower.

Guide Discussion
Quote | PM | +Rep by UnknownPandr » December 10, 2012 2:34pm | Report
A very nice build but jotunns wrath would be much better if the price was lowered. i would still stick with void blade because its just such a good item and the pene is great team support and the defense really helps you build the tanky vamana while still having damage on the item.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by ekim1120 » December 14, 2012 8:31pm | Report
umm dev gloves stacks aren't lost on death. Great guide though; I went 3-0 with him first game!

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Timoca » January 20, 2013 5:32am | Report
The first build is great, but I changed the order in which I buy the items.
I start with Reinforced Boots(lvl2+meditation) then I pick Breastplate of Valor and Stone of Gaia (I look at what I'm fighting against to choose which one first), then Voidblade, Gaunlet of Thebes and Devourer's Gloves.

Just to make sure I'm tanky from the start. And at endgame I'm nearly immortal.
I just had 2 games with this build, won both with high kill and assist count and a low death rate.
Second game I dragged my team with me ending with 13/3/11, I was the only lvl 20 ingame :)

Also I find my mana being up all the time and playing safe at the start ways more important then the health pots. I keep needing the meditation at endgame anyway to keep spamming skills.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by JordorTheGreat » February 1, 2013 3:35pm | Report
Great guide and very informative, thank you!!

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Ragingstorm » August 4, 2013 11:46pm | Report
best guide ever imo

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Quote | PM | +Rep by sudagalvis » August 26, 2013 10:25am | Report
i would say golden bow is useless on Vamana, and he doesnt go good with lifesteal... i think this is because this guide is old and vamana has changed.
if you want tanky damage voidblade is the best item on vamana

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Quote | PM | +Rep by St4rZDaGoba » January 20, 2014 9:32am | Report
Try Hastened Fatalis if you play arena, it's lots of fun when in giant form! Btw, it's a good guide you have there :P

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