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Athena Builds & Guides

Greek Guardian Melee Magical
Find the best Athena build guides for SMITE Patch 8.4. You will find builds for arena, joust, and conquest. However you choose to play Athena, The SMITEFire community will help you craft the best build for the S8 meta and your chosen game mode. Learn Athena's skills, stats and more.
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Season 8 Guides & Builds // Patch 8.5 & Patch 8.4

47 Votes 7
 Build Guide
Athena (S8 Conquest Support)
by AmoralOne | Updated April 29, 2021
198 Votes 12
 Build Guide
Sometimes, Athena is needed! (Conquest Support)
by ThePerfectPrism | Updated April 26, 2021
Guide In-Depth
3 Votes 2
 Build Guide
by MigueLVallejoS | Updated April 20, 2021

Season 8 Guides & Builds // Other Patches

18 Votes 3
 Build Guide
Athena - S8 Conquest Support
by CloudSora17 | Updated February 1, 2021
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Athena Support Season 8 (Incon Build)
by Babitzo | Updated February 18, 2021
7 Votes 6
 Build Guide
Really good tank and damage
by Sneakkak | Updated April 6, 2021

Season 7 Guides & Builds

142 Votes 7
 Build Guide
Athena Support Guide (Season 7.9)
by Setolino | Updated September 18, 2020
Guide In-Depth
2 Votes 3
 Build Guide
Athena Jungle against AA gods (Season 7 mid Season patch)
by jzt1n- | Updated November 28, 2020

Season 6 Guides & Builds

12 Votes 4
 Build Guide
To Arms! - Athena Jungle - Season 6
by ThePerfectPrism | Updated July 26, 2019
Guide In-Depth
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
In My Stilettos: Athena Support Guide (S6)
by IceColdPappsi | Updated April 7, 2019
Guide In-Depth
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Athena Ranked Masters Joust
by Elusivenovias | Updated November 8, 2019
2 Votes 4
 Build Guide
Athena Jungle Season 6
by Marshmallowatack | Updated May 10, 2019
1 Votes 4
 Build Guide
Athena, Goddess of Wisdom (Season 6)
by BillTheUnicornX | Updated June 1, 2019
Guide In-Depth

Season 5 Guides & Builds

13 Votes 3
 Build Guide
Athena: FIST ME!... I mean.... FACE ME! (5.23)
by Terrencify | Updated January 7, 2019
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Athena Jungle
by Swaggin Nick | Updated May 6, 2018
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Athena anoyer/support/teamfight GOD
by Allfather123 | Updated March 14, 2018
2 Votes 4
 Build Guide
Athena's Guidance : Arena Bruiser
by Mavid | Updated January 12, 2019
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Athena Jungle OP
by klock mgmtt | Updated November 25, 2018
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
How to Athena (S5)
by ZadCat | Updated January 18, 2019
Guide In-Depth
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
HP Build for Arena
by adamdotpng | Updated September 6, 2018
Favor: 5500 Gems: 200

Athena Statistics

500 (+100) Health
190 (+34) Mana
365 (+0) Speed
1/1/2x damage & swing time Progression
12 (+0) Range
1 (+1.2) Attack / Sec
35 (+ 1.5) + 20% of Magical Power Damage

Athena Skills

Athena Skill Reach


After using any ability, Athena's next Basic Attack is a ranged attack, hitting all enemies it passes through, and dealing an additional 15% of her Magical Power as damage. Reach's damage will trigger Basic Attack Item Effects, but not Ability ones.

Ability Type: Passive
Athena Skill Preemptive Strike

Preemptive Strike

1 X
Athena powers up for a dash. While dashing, Athena will pass through minions and stop and hit the first enemy god she encounters, dealing damage and slowing all she hits. If she hits an enemy, Athena gains one stack of Block (max 3), absorbing the next basic attack from any god that hits her.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Slow: 25%
Slow Duration: 2.25s
Cost: 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
Cooldown: 14s
Athena Skill Confound


2 A
Athena releases a shockwave of power from her shield, damaging and taunting enemy gods, and forcing them to fight or chase her.

Ability Type: Cone
Damage: 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 (+20% of your Magical Power)
Taunt Duration: 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 18s
Athena Skill Shield Wall

Shield Wall

3 B
Athena summons a group of Athenian warriors who do damage upon arrival, and after 2s strike for additional damage.

Ability Type: Ground
Initial Damage: 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Secondary Damage: 70 / 135 / 200 / 265 / 330 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Max Damage: 140 / 245 / 350 / 455 / 560 (+100% of your Magical Power)
Radius: 15
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 14s
Athena Skill Defender of Olympus

Defender of Olympus

4 Y
Athena picks a single allied god anywhere in the world, and launches herself up into the air, landing next to that god 3.6 seconds later. During that 3.6 seconds, the allied god gains 20% Damage Mitigation. Enemies nearby when Athena lands take damage.

Ability Type: Global
Damage: 350 / 430 / 510 / 590 / 670 (+90% of your Magical Power)
Ally Mitigation: 30%
Radius: 20
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 110s

Athena Lore

In war, there are two kinds of soldiers: those that fight for blood, and those that fight for honor. The first crave the clash of steel and smell of slaughter, the latter know the wisdom of justice, the kindness of mercy, and that life should never be taken wantonly. These different warriors seek different Gods. Ares, God of War revels in the bloodletting, but his sister, Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, is patron to those who fight with dignity, and only when there is no other alternative.

Favored daughter of Zeus, wise as ten thousand scholars, just as the scales themselves; Athena is a paragon of incorruptible virtue, and worshipped with righteous fervor. So revered is she that Athens, greatest city in all the world, is named for her, and regal temples adorn the countryside in her honor, each tended by loyal priestesses. To Athena, a life is a precious thing that need not be wasted in frivolous battle. Bloodthirsty Ares, on the other hand, is reviled by their father and chained by his ravenous subjects.

At the Siege of Troy, Ares disobeyed Zeus and joined with the battle, fighting for the mortal Trojans. Athena rose to stop him, indirectly championing the Greeks, but directly keeping the order of divine law. Their fierce battle clashed in unspeakable proportions, ending only when Ares limped from the battle field, cowed by his sister and rival. With Ares diminished, the tide of the war shifted and the heroes of the Greek Army toppled Troy.

In times of war, prayers are sent to both Gods. Ares, for bloodstained victory, Athena for honor, valor, and the wisdom to fight with dignity. Make no mistake, these are times of war, and Ares has already answered the call to arms. Athena, ever cautious with lives, goes to battle without eagerness, but solemn necessity, for the Goddess of Wisdom knows honor is for the living. The dead have no need of it.

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