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Ishtar Builds & Guides

Babylonian Hunter Ranged Physical
Find the best Ishtar build guides for SMITE Patch 9.11. You will find builds for arena, joust, and conquest. However you choose to play Ishtar, The SMITEFire community will help you craft the best build for the S9 meta and your chosen game mode. Learn Ishtar's skills, stats and more.
Favor: 5500 Gems: 200

Ishtar Statistics

658 (+82) Health
220 (+38) Mana
365 (+0) Speed
None Progression
55 (+0) Range
1 (+1.6) Attack / Sec
37 (+ 2.6) + 100% of Physical Power Damage

Ishtar Skills

Ishtar Skill Mark of Vengeance

Mark of VengeancePassive

When Ishtar drops below 75% Health, she marks the Enemy God that most recently damaged her for 10s. Each time Ishtar deals damage to the marked God with a Basic Attack, she gains a stacking Attack Speed buff. If Ishtar receives a kill or assist on the marked God, she gains a Movement Speed buff. This passive has a 20 second cooldown.

Ability Type: Buff
Attack Speed Buff: 5% for 4s
Max Stacks: 4
Movement Speed Buff: 20% for 5s
Ishtar Skill Imbue Arrows

Imbue Arrows

1 X
Ishtar imbues her arrows with heavenly light, enhancing her Basic Attacks in one of three ways for 5s. The three varieties include Strike Shot, a lobbed explosive arrow, Spread Shot, a volley of five arrows, and Storm Shot, a fast-paced long range snipe. Ishtar cannot hit Structures during the duration.

Ability Type: Buff
Duration: 6s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Ishtar Skill Strike Shot

Strike Shot

1 X
Imbue Shot Variant #1

Ishtar lobs bolts that explode in an area, dealing bonus damage. These shots may also be fired over walls.

Ability Type: Buff
Bonus Damage: 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 / 30
Critical Damage Reduction: 40%
Range: 47
Radius: 10
Ishtar Skill Spread Shot

Spread Shot

1 X
Imbue Shot Variant #2

Ishtar notches additional light arrows and fires five shots in a cone. Only the center arrow triggers Basic Attack item effects.

Ability Type: Buff
Center Damage: 100% of your Basic Attack Damage
Side Damage: 5 / 6.25 / 7.5 / 8.75 / 10% of your Basic Attack Damage
Range: 55
Ishtar Skill Storm Shot

Storm Shot

1 X
Imbue Arrows Variant #3

Ishtar enhances her Attack Speed and fires quick, long-range shots that deal reduced damage.

Ability Type: Buff
Attack Speed: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Projectile Speed: 120%
Damage Reduction: 15%
Range: 80
Ishtar Skill Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder

2 A
Ishtar calls down four strikes of lightning in a line, damaging Enemies within their area. Ishtar may aim which direction the strikes travel. If an Enemy is hit by more than one strike, they are mesmerized.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Strike Damage: 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+40% of your Physical Power)
Mesmerize: 0.75s
Radius: 15
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
Cooldown: 15s
Ishtar Skill Jolt

Jolt

3 B
Ishtar draws her blades and charges forward, striking all Enemies in her path. If she hits an Enemy God, she stops and roots them for 1s as she backflips off of them. As Ishtar is in the air, she fires her bow, dealing damage in an area around the affected God. This shot may Crit and trigger Basic Attack item effects.

Ability Type: Dash/Leap
Charge Damage: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Arrow Damage: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 (+110% of your Physical Basic Attack Power)
Root: 1s
Range: 55/25
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 15s
Ishtar Skill Blades of Retribution

Blades of Retribution

4 Y
Ishtar becomes CC-immune and summons five swords of light, firing them out in a cone in front of her. Each sword damages and cripples enemies for 1.25s. When the swords reach their destination, Ishtar may recall them to her location within 3s. If an Enemy is hit by both the initial fire and the recall, they are stunned for 1s. Each sword hit after the first deals reduced damage, resetting before recalling.

Ability Type: Cone
Sword Damage: 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 (+45% of your Physical Power)
Damage Reduction: 30% per sword, up to a max of 80%
Cripple: 1.25s
Stun: 1s
Range: 80
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Ishtar Lore

Ishtar, Queen of Heaven and mistress of love and war, is a goddess of many and diverse facets. A dispenser of divine justice, she strikes down all those who would dare defy the gods, even as she zealously protects those who worship her. Brave and cunning; caring and spiteful; Ishtar is all these things and more.

She moves from conquest to conquest, never resting — never satisfied. By turns capricious and determined, Ishtar is loyal only to her own designs...though what those designs might be are never wholly clear, even to her worshippers.

When the gods first came into being, each was blessed with a domain and responsibilities — all save Ishtar. Incensed by this oversight, Ishtar stole the sacred mes from Enki, lord of the waters, after challenging him to a drinking contest. Infuriated by her impudence, Enki sent legions of monsters to reclaim his power, but all failed. Ishtar defeated them one by one, and earned Enki's grudging respect in the process.

With her newfound power, Ishtar soon set her sights on fresh challenges and conquests. She claimed the temples of her father, Anu, as her own and destroyed Mount Ebih, considering its natural beauty an affront to her authority. She even escaped from the underworld, and it was she who spoke on mankind's behalf when Enlil sought to drown humanity in a great deluge.

But perhaps the most well-known tale of Ishtar is how, having taken offense at Gilgamesh's lack of respect, sent the Bull of Heaven to slay the semi-divine king of Uruk. But Gilgamesh managed to defeat the creature, and thus earned the undying enmity of Ishtar.

Now, Ishtar has once again descended from the heavens — in search of what, none know. But woe betide any who seek to stand between the Queen of Heaven and that which she desires...

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