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Athena Builds & Guides

Greek Guardian Melee Magical
Find the best Athena build guides for SMITE Patch 9.6. 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 S9 meta and your chosen game mode. Learn Athena's skills, stats and more.
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Season 9 Guides & Builds // Patch 9.6 & Patch 9.5

5 Votes 1
 Build Guide
[9.6] The Goddess of Wisdom, Athena | Conquest Support Guide
by VinyDMD | Updated June 22, 2022
Guide In-Depth Mobile
4 Votes 1
 Build Guide
I Main Support
by MrsJekyll | Updated May 24, 2022

Season 9 Guides & Builds // Other Patches

247 Votes 21
 Build Guide
Sometimes, Athena is needed! (Conquest Support)
by ThePerfectPrism | Updated April 6, 2022
Guide In-Depth Mobile
180 Votes 32
 Build Guide
Athena (S9 Conquest Support)
by AmoralOne | Updated March 3, 2022
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Bomb ULT
by xXwickedyayo99Xx | Updated March 19, 2022
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Athena BUILD
by Xmitter09 | Updated February 3, 2022

Season 8 Guides & Builds

5 Votes 9
 Build Guide
Athena Double-Double (S8 Support)
by Kasper_Kasper_ | Updated December 14, 2021
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Athena (S8 Support Build) Guide Conquest
by zDreamworksHD | Updated November 13, 2021
14 Votes 5
 Build Guide
8.9+ Conquest // Athena Build + Guide
by Mimikyute | Updated October 13, 2021
Guide In-Depth Mobile
11 Votes 0
 Build Guide
Athena jung
by Big_mowi4011 | Updated September 11, 2021
5 Votes 1
 Build Guide
Athena Joust (No boots) - Immortal
by MyBeadsAreDown | Updated August 2, 2021
4 Votes 3
 Build Guide
by MigueLVallejoS | Updated June 8, 2021
1 Votes 4
 Build Guide
Athena Solo Guide (WIP)
by GreedyRepresentative | Updated June 6, 2021
Guide In-Depth
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Athena Stays Winning
by Dubbs150 | Updated May 12, 2021
11 Votes 7
 Build Guide
Really good tank and damage
by Sneakkak | Updated April 6, 2021
19 Votes 5
 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

Season 7 Guides & Builds

2 Votes 3
 Build Guide
Athena Jungle against AA gods (Season 7 mid Season patch)
by jzt1n- | Updated November 28, 2020
142 Votes 8
 Build Guide
Athena Support Guide (Season 7.9)
by Setolino | Updated September 18, 2020
Guide In-Depth

Season 6 Guides & Builds

Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Athena Ranked Masters Joust
by Elusivenovias | Updated November 8, 2019
Favor: 5500 Gems: 200

Athena Statistics

700 (+105) 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 ranged, passes through and hits all enemies, and deals 50% increased damage to the first enemy hit. Reach's damage will trigger Basic Attack Item Effects, but not Ability ones.

Ability Type: Passive
  • This counts as an AOE skill
  • Does not incur basic attack movement penalty
  • On-hit effects are only applied to the first enemy hit
  • 30% scaling for first hit, 20% scaling for subsequent hits
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 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 (+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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