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Hou Yi Builds & Guides

Chinese Hunter Ranged Physical
Find the best Hou Yi build guides for SMITE Patch 8.2. You will find builds for arena, joust, and conquest. However you choose to play Hou Yi, The SMITEFire community will help you craft the best build for the S8 meta and your chosen game mode. Learn Hou Yi's skills, stats and more.
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Season 8 Guides & Builds // Patch 8.2 & Patch 8.1

8.9
97 Votes 5
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Hou Yi, The Suntouched Archer (WIP for S8)
by Z0rr0ark | Updated February 25, 2021
Guide In-Depth Mobile
7
6 Votes 3
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Hou Yi Staple ADC Build - Season 8
by DevilPanda | Updated February 17, 2021
Guide Mobile
Rating Pending
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Hou Yi
by MigueLVallejoS | Updated February 25, 2021

Season 7 Guides & Builds

Rating Pending
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Updated Hou Yi Build/ADC
by HnR Cha0s | Updated May 27, 2020
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Massive crits
by PinkPanther710 | Updated September 9, 2020
7.3
7 Votes 3
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Hou Yi Conquest Guide
by Perfxction | Updated January 30, 2020
Guide
Rating Pending
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Hou yi Joust
by PinkPanther710 | Updated September 22, 2020
6.2
6 Votes 5
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hou Yi Joust Build
by Forsakenreborn | Updated January 16, 2021
Rating Pending
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Hou Yi Carry Build
by HnR Cha0s | Updated May 15, 2020
5
2 Votes 4
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Hou Yi- Sun Breaker (Conquest)
by ManoloEscobar | Updated April 5, 2020
3.8
1 Votes 6
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Hou Yi unstoppable
by Terminatu | Updated April 15, 2020
3.4
2 Votes 10
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One shot two abilities hou yi ( mainly for joust)
by KyokaDB | Updated May 7, 2020

Season 6 Guides & Builds

7.1
5 Votes 2
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Hou yi the God hunter (Conquest, Crit Build)
by Jaystorm199 | Updated August 20, 2019
Rating Pending
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Hou Yi Full Damage S6
by Churxh | Updated December 26, 2019
3.8
3 Votes 10
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BaRRaCuDDaS Hou yi (ADC)
by hunger065 | Updated March 5, 2019

Season 5 Guides & Builds

Rating Pending
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Ultimate Burst Hou Yi Build - Season 5 - Joust
by BarrettSmite | Updated October 25, 2018
Rating Pending
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Hou yi - Arena
by gcms03 | Updated February 20, 2018
Rating Pending
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Hou Yi
by TheHeroPanda | Updated February 22, 2018
Rating Pending
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Beginners Hou Yi Build
by Exzemplaryy | Updated August 28, 2018
Favor: 5500 Gems: 200

Hou Yi Statistics

480 (+78) Health
240 (+38) Mana
370 (+0) Speed
None Progression
55 (+0) Range
0.95 (+1.2) Attack / Sec
40 (+ 2.8) + 100% of Physical Power Damage

Hou Yi Skills

Hou Yi Skill Suntouched

SuntouchedPassive

After taking a critical hit, Hou Yi can't be critically hit again for 3s.

Ability Type: Passive
Hou Yi Skill Ricochet

Ricochet

1 X
Hou Yi fires a powerful shot that can ricochet off of walls. After firing, if this arrow bounces off of a wall it will travel 70 units from that point and gain +40% bonus damage to gods per bounce up to a maximum of 2 bounces. This arrow will stun if the target has Mark of the Golden Crow.

Ability Type: Line Target
Damage: 75 / 120 / 165 / 210 / 255 (+65% of your Physical Power)
Stun Duration: 1s
Range: 70
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 10s
Hou Yi Skill Mark of the Golden Crow

Mark of the Golden Crow

2 A
Hou Yi marks an enemy with Mark of the Golden Crow. Marked enemies take extra damage for every 10% of their missing health from Hou Yi’s abilities and basic attacks. Also, marked enemies, including stealthed gods, are visible to Hou Yi on the minimap. The mark lasts for 10s.

Ability: Debuff
Damage Increase: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5% for every 10% of missing health
Range: 55
Cost: 50
Cooldown: 18s
Hou Yi marks an enemy with Mark of the Golden Crow. Marked enemies take extra damage for every 10% of their missing health from Hou Yi’s abilities and basic attacks. Also, marked enemies, including stealthed gods, are visible to Hou Yi on the minimap. The mark lasts for 10s.

Ability: Debuff
Damage Increase: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5% for every 10% of missing health
Range: 55
Cost: 50
Cooldown: 18s
Hou Yi Skill Divebomb

Divebomb

3 B
Hou Yi launches into the air, and for a short time may target some distance away to quickly dive towards the ground damaging any enemies in the immediate area. If the target has Mark of the Golden Crow they are knocked back.

Ability: Leap
Damage: 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 15s
Hou Yi launches into the air, and for a short time may target some distance away to quickly dive towards the ground damaging any enemies in the immediate area. If the target has Mark of the Golden Crow they are knocked back.

Ability: Leap
Damage: 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 15s
Hou Yi Skill Sunbreaker

Sunbreaker

4 Y
Hou Yi shoots nine arrows into the sky, striking one sun with each arrow. The nine suns come crashing down one by one, slowing and dealing damage in a target area over time. A target with Mark of the Golden Crow will have their movement speed slowed by an additional 20%.

Ability: Area
Damage: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 (+25% of your Physical Power) every 0.5s
Damage (Maximum): 720 / 810 / 900 / 990 / 1080 (225% of your Physical Power)
Duration: 4.5s
Slow Duration: 0.5s per hit
Radius: 30
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s
Hou Yi shoots nine arrows into the sky, striking one sun with each arrow. The nine suns come crashing down one by one, slowing and dealing damage in a target area over time. A target with Mark of the Golden Crow will have their movement speed slowed by an additional 20%.

Ability: Area
Damage: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 (+25% of your Physical Power) every 0.5s
Damage (Maximum): 720 / 810 / 900 / 990 / 1080 (225% of your Physical Power)
Duration: 4.5s
Slow Duration: 0.5s per hit
Radius: 30
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Hou Yi Lore

In a time long past, an unexpected calamity came to be. From whence none knew, ten suns rose above the horizon. Such incessant light and heat ravaged the earth, wilting fields of grain, drying rivers, even melting forged metal. Bent beneath the scorching rays, the people begged the Emperor-God Di Jun to aid them. In reply, he called the great archer, Hou Yi.

Armed with a mystical red bow and a quiver of white arrows, Hou Yi traveled to Earth. What he found was a barren land. Shielding his eyes, he peered to the sky where the ten suns cruelly flared.

Nocking arrow to bow, Hou Yi loosed a warning at the suns hoping to frighten them away, but they impassively remained. So Hou Yi drew again and fired a killing shot. Pierced, the sun exploded in color and a giant red raven with three legs fell to the earth, slain by the white arrow.

Eight times more Hou Yi drew arrow to cheek. Eight shots more he let fly. Eight more bursts rent the sky, and eight more ravens fell dead. But one sun he left, and so fearful of Hou Yi's archery, this sun behaved, dipping below the horizon.

Now armed with the power of the red ravens he smote, sending light and fire against those that threaten the world, be it monster or beast, dragon or sun, man or God, Hou Yi is the Defender of the Earth.

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