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Chinese Warrior Melee Physical
Find the best Guan Yu build guides for SMITE Patch 11.6. You will find builds for arena, joust, and conquest. However you choose to play Guan Yu, The SMITEFire community will help you craft the best build for the S11 meta and your chosen game mode. Learn Guan Yu's skills, stats and more.
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Year 11 Guides & Builds // Other Patches

121 Votes 30
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Shifu Guan Yu: The Battle Master (Y11, All Modes, Patch 11.1, "Year 11")
by Branmuffin17 | Updated January 25, 2024
Guide In-Depth Mobile
6 Votes 3
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Generic Warrior Build
by bobsayshi9 | Updated January 25, 2024

Year 10 Guides & Builds

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Guan Yu SPL Builds
by DV-8 | Updated October 2, 2023
15 Votes 4
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Guan Yu (Arenas)
by cultofskaro | Updated July 31, 2023
Rating Pending
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Guan Yu build solo
by DonatogamerS7 | Updated June 16, 2023
19 Votes 2
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Guan Yu (Y10, 10.5) Conquest Solo Build
by ElLobezno | Updated June 8, 2023
2 Votes 5
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Guan yu Solo
by SB_Nikcy-09 | Updated April 2, 2023

Year 9 Guides & Builds

5 Votes 3
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Mad Horseman Solo Guan Build Patch 9.11
by Roborkop | Updated November 30, 2022

Year 8 Guides & Builds

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Go Get Em' Guan!!
by OGKaiju | Updated July 19, 2021
58 Votes 14
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Art of War: Guan Yu Guide (S8)
by Stuke99 | Updated June 15, 2021
Guide In-Depth
14 Votes 8
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Guan Yu is coming for you (Solo)
by Apple Nibbler | Updated April 5, 2021
Rating Pending
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Guan Yu Solo Build
by Valor78998 | Updated March 30, 2021
77 Votes 14
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Brave, Fierce, and Fast (Solo)
by Didacted | Updated March 9, 2021
Guide In-Depth Mobile
Rating Pending
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Guan Yu
by MigueLVallejoS | Updated March 23, 2021
Rating Pending
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S8 Guan Yu [Solo] - Lane Bully
by GamesPlayGreg | Updated March 22, 2021
Rating Pending
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Guan Yu
by DaniloInLive | Updated March 11, 2021
7 Votes 4
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S8 Guan Yu - Tank and Bruiser
by fraser424 | Updated February 6, 2021
Rating Pending
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[8.2] Guan Yu Solo - Unstoppable Force
by GamesPlayGreg | Updated February 20, 2021

Year 7 Guides & Builds

4 Votes 1
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THE Master of Guan Fu
by hachithemain | Updated October 19, 2020
3 Votes 3
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!WIP! Unleash your HORSEpower (Clash/Arena DMG build and assault free win)
by Guldir | Updated May 23, 2020
Favor: Free Gems: Free

Guan Yu Statistics

658 (+88) Health
220 (+39) Mana
375 (+0) Speed
1/1/1.3/1.75x damage & swing time Progression
12 (+0) Range
1 (+1.2) Attack / Sec
37 (+ 2) + 100% of Physical Power Damage

Guan Yu Skills

Guan Yu Skill Painless


Each time Guan Yu takes or deals damage he gains stacks. At max stacks Painless becomes active and all of Guan Yu's abilities gain boosted effects. Once active, stacks will reset if Guan Yu has not taken or dealt damage in the last 5s.

Ability Type: Buff
Number of Hits To Full Charge: 20 Stacks
Conviction Boost: Healing
Warrior's Will Boost: Slow
Taolu Assault Boost: Protection Steal
Cavalry Charge Boost: Slow and Stun
Guan Yu Skill Conviction


1 X
Guan Yu's courageous leadership is infectious and, when focused, heals himself and his allies. Healing friendly gods reduces all Cooldowns by 2s for Guan Yu and 1s for his allies.

Ability Type: Circle, Heal
Healing: 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120
Boosted Healing: 1.7x Normal Healing
Radius: 30
Cost: 45
Cooldown: 14s
Guan Yu Skill Warrior's Will

Warrior's Will

2 A
Guan Yu charges forward, his Green Dragon Crescent Blade extended in front of him. All enemies in his path take damage and are Slowed. Hitting enemy gods lowers all of Guan Yu's Cooldowns by 2s. Guan Yu is immune to Roots, Cripples, and Knockups while dashing.

Ability Type: Dash, Slow, Damage
Damage: 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 20%
Slow Duration: 2s
Boosted Slow: 40%
Cost: 50
Cooldown: 13s
Guan Yu Skill Taolu Assault

Taolu Assault

3 B
Guan Yu spins his blade in a controlled but furious display, slicing enemies for damage every .3s for 3s. Each hit steals enemy Protections, giving them to Guan Yu. Guan Yu is immune to Knockback for the duration.

Ability Type: Line, Debuff, Damage
Damage per Hit: 17 / 27 / 37 / 47 / 57 (+20% of your Physical Power)
Protections Stolen: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 (Max. 3 Stacks)
Protection Duration: 5s
Boosted Protections Stolen: 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 (Max. 3 Stacks)
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
Cooldown: 13s
Guan Yu Skill Cavalry Charge

Cavalry Charge

4 Y
Guan Yu mounts his warhorse and charges for 4s. While mounted, he can steer and attack and is immune to Crowd Control. Enemies hit take damage and are Slowed. Each hit increases damage from consecutive hits against that target by 20%. Enemies hit on the dismount are Stunned. You can dismount at any time by canceling.

Ability Type: Circle, Stun, Damage
Damage: 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 / 185 (+30% of your Physical Power)
Damage Escalation: 20% per hit
Slow: 25% for 2s
Stun: 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5s
Boosted CC: 40% Slow and 2s Stun
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 90s

Guan Yu Lore

As a man, Guan Yu was the embodiment of loyalty, honor, and strength. As a God, he is the guardian of justice, a hero to the downtrodden, the Saint of War.

In the ancient times of the East, a great war between Three Kingdoms raged. The warlord Liu Bei, and his friends, Zheng Fei, and the mighty Guan Yu swore an oath of brotherhood in a mystical peach garden, vowing to create a new, righteous world. Together, they fought countless battles against the warlords Cao Cao and Sun Quan, and Guan Yu grew famous for his combat prowess and unwavering honor.

During the war, Cao Cao captured Guan Yu. At the time, Liu Bei's fate was uncertain, so he agreed to fight for Cao Cao under specific terms, chiefly that he would abandon Cao Cao is ever he learned the whereabouts of his sworn brother. Despite Cao Cao's gifts and promises of wealth, when Liu Bei resurfaced, Guan Yu again faced Cao Cao on the battlefield as the warlord fled from his defeat at Red Cliffs. Guan Yu cut off Cao Cao's retreat and obliterated his forces. Cao Cao, however, he spared and released, as a matter of honor.

After his death, Guan Yu's spirit remained at a holy shrine, coming to the aid of nearby villagers in need, battling the cruel and selfish. From all over the East, worshippers came to the shrine and burned incense to honor him. Such popularity led to Faith, and thus Guan Yu was raised as a God, deified a few hundred years later.

Now, he embodies the virtues he lived by. His statues, wielding a massive guan dao, ward against evil. Red faced to represent loyalty, his likeness is carried by merchants as proof they can be trusted. If their cause is just, he leads armies to victory. Among the Gods of any Pantheon, there are few as deadly and none as righteous as Guan Yu.

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