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Janus Builds & Guides

Roman Mage Ranged Magical
Find the best Janus build guides for SMITE Patch 10.10. You will find builds for arena, joust, and conquest. However you choose to play Janus, The SMITEFire community will help you craft the best build for the S10 meta and your chosen game mode. Learn Janus' skills, stats and more.
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Year 10 Guides & Builds // Patch 10.10 & Patch 10.9

8 Votes 0
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Janus (Y10, 10.9) Conquest Mid Build
by ElLobezno | Updated September 6, 2023
Guide Mobile
New Guide
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Janus SPL Builds
by DV-8 | Updated September 26, 2023
Rating Pending
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Janus (10.9)
by JJustin | Updated September 5, 2023

Year 10 Guides & Builds // Other Patches

41 Votes 7
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Burst Power (Very Strong and Fun)
by jonathanian | Updated July 27, 2023
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Janus 40% CDR
by HamsterBeast | Updated June 6, 2023
Rating Pending
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Janus, The First Uber Driver (Y10)
by IllmaticXVII | Updated May 29, 2023
Guide In-Depth
Rating Pending
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[10.4] Janus | JoShMiQueL Builds
by JoShMiQueL | Updated May 6, 2023
21 Votes 4
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Portal Master - Complete Janus Guide (Update 10.1)
by FinaruKamewamewa | Updated February 21, 2023
Guide In-Depth

Year 9 Guides & Builds

Rating Pending
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Janus Sniper
by VinceyZ | Updated August 19, 2022
3 Votes 9
 Build Guide
Janus Breaks the Threshold : Lets Have Fun Series
by BeefJerkyyG | Updated February 23, 2022
57 Votes 10
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Build that has been working out for me with janus
by sLice099x | Updated February 7, 2022

Year 8 Guides & Builds

10 Votes 4
 Build Guide
Janus the Portal Machine
by Mizvkyy | Updated January 10, 2022
32 Votes 7
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Janus 13/11/21
by MigueLVallejoS | Updated November 13, 2021
10 Votes 5
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S8 Mid Conquest/Ranked
by BasedBerzerk | Updated April 20, 2021
Guide Mobile
5 Votes 4
 Build Guide
Янус руководство по сезону 8
by Janus and morrigan mein | Updated March 28, 2021
Guide Mobile
34 Votes 9
 Build Guide
Thinking with Portals: Janus guide for Season 8
by SmugLookingBarrel | Updated March 12, 2021
Guide In-Depth
62 Votes 12
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S8 - Janus - Conquest
by Moreton22 | Updated February 21, 2021

Year 7 Guides & Builds

Rating Pending
 Build Guide
by pxlse | Updated July 21, 2020
18 Votes 4
 Build Guide
Capturing Souls on Janus (7.6)
by C 4 General F | Updated July 11, 2020

Year 6 Guides & Builds

1 Votes 4
 Build Guide
Janus best damage s6 arena
by Janusmain | Updated December 4, 2019
Favor: 5500 Gems: 200

Janus Statistics

560 (+74) Health
350 (+58) Mana
360 (+0) Speed
None Progression
55 (+0) Range
1 (+0.8) Attack / Sec
34 (+ 1.45) + 20% of Magical Power Damage

Janus Skills

Janus Skill Passages


Any time Janus transitions through a portal or over a threshold he becomes aged and wizened, gaining additional magical scaling on his next ability cast.

Ability Type: Passive
Magical Scaling: 15%
Janus Skill Portal


1 X
Janus creates a portal in the world. If placed on a wall, the portal will create a passage through to the other side of the wall that Janus or any ally may use. The portal may be entered from either side, but closes after 1 use. If placed on the ground, enemies and Janus will fall into the portal, being teleported into the air above it. Enemies take damage upon landing, and are considered banished during the fall.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Banish Duration: 1.5s
Wall Portal Duration: 5s
Wall Portal Range: 100
Radius: 10
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 12s
Janus Skill Unstable Vortex

Unstable Vortex

2 A
Janus creates two unstable portals, far too small to fit into, and flings them forward dealing damage to enemies in their path. Enemies hit by both portals take 15% damage on the second hit.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 100 / 165 / 230 / 295 / 360 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Range: 70
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 9s
Janus Skill Threshold


3 B
Passive: Janus increases the movement speed of himself and allies each time they go through a portal or over a Threshold (max. 2 Stacks).

Active: Janus opens a multi-dimensional rift. Enemies who pass over the rift are slowed, and marked with Phase. Targets in Phase take additional Magical scaling damage when hit by Janus' damaging abilities.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Phase Slow: 25%
Additional Scaling: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60
Rift Duration: 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5s
Movement Speed: 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20% per Portal
Passive Duration: 5s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 13s
Janus Skill Through Space and Time

Through Space and Time

4 Y
Passive: Janus gains increased % Magical Penetration.
Active: Janus becomes CC Immune and blasts a ball of multi-dimensional energy across the battlefield, burning a portal into every surface it encounters within range 500. These portals last 10s, may be used by allies, and do not vanish after the first use.
Enemies hit by the energy ball take damage, increasing in Magical scaling the further the energy travels. Enemy gods cannot take more than 75% of their maximum Health as damage.

Ability Type: Line, Damage
Damage: 300 / 375 / 450 / 525 / 600 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Distance Scaling: 100% of your Magical Power at distance greater than 800
% Magical Penetration: 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20%
Range: Global
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 110s

Janus Lore

Many fear change. Venturing into the unknown. Deviating from a path of safety and certainty into something unexpected. But life is change; a journey through doorways both physical and emotional, with every moment a passage to something new, and it is Janus, God of Portals and Transitions that governs this.

Bearing two faces, Janus is ever looking to the future and to the past, knowing both but controlling neither. He is only the in-between, found in the changing of seasons, at the birth of a child, at the entrances to the temple and the tavern. For this reason the Romans named the first month after him: January – a portal between the old year and the new.

Yet the Roman emperors also attribute a strange tradition to Janus. At each end of his temple stand massive doors. In times of peace, these doors are closed, but in times of war, flung open. As Rome rose to power, rarely were these doors shut, but almost four hundred years of peace have clothed Rome since then and the temple has grown dusty with absence. These days, however, the doors are open once more. It seems war has returned, and the greatest of changes are upon us.

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