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Merlin Builds & Guides

Arthurian Mage Ranged Magical
Find the best Merlin build guides for SMITE Patch 8.10. You will find builds for arena, joust, and conquest. However you choose to play Merlin, The SMITEFire community will help you craft the best build for the S8 meta and your chosen game mode. Learn Merlin's skills, stats and more.
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Season 8 Guides & Builds // Patch 8.10 & Patch 8.9

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Merlin
by Big_mowi4011 | Updated September 26, 2021

Season 8 Guides & Builds // Other Patches

9.4
56 Votes 3
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Merlin Mid-S8 builds
by Moneymike06 | Updated July 13, 2021
Guide
8.9
65 Votes 11
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Merlin Conquest Mid (8.6)
by Kriega1 | Updated June 19, 2021
Guide
8.2
14 Votes 4
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Merlin Season 8.8
by Jartysick | Updated August 28, 2021
8.1
16 Votes 5
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Merlin Mid Build by GeneralFear
by GeneralFear | Updated April 4, 2021
7.6
40 Votes 8
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Merlin Season 8 Build
by bengel888 | Updated March 1, 2021
Rating Pending
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Assault Mode
by Asloria | Updated March 26, 2021
Rating Pending
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Season 8 Merlin the Battlemage
by CristiSmite | Updated March 18, 2021
Guide In-Depth Mobile
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Merlin Spam Abilities
by Asloria | Updated March 25, 2021
5.5
12 Votes 14
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The Wise and Powerful Wizard Merlin! - Season 8.1
by AbeBatJes | Updated February 9, 2021
Guide Mobile

Season 7 Guides & Builds

8.9
67 Votes 6
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The Heat, The Chill, The Unknown | Merlin: In-Depth Conquest Mid Build/Guide (S7)
by Draisaitl | Updated January 5, 2021
Guide In-Depth
8.9
66 Votes 6
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Merlin 100-0 Build
by thesecondmistake | Updated July 5, 2020
8.9
19 Votes 3
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Merlin mid laner build and guide for beginners (S7 Conquest)
by TheL | Updated March 5, 2020
Guide In-Depth
7.7
9 Votes 3
 Build Guide
Merlin OP damage
by Wheels212 | Updated May 7, 2020
7.1
11 Votes 6
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Merlin (Arena)
by andreyz5z | Updated July 15, 2020
Guide In-Depth
Rating Pending
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Merlin Mid melts mid and late game.
by Fadon xD | Updated November 12, 2020
Rating Pending
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Magic Man: Merlin Guide (S7)
by Stuke99 | Updated May 8, 2020
Guide In-Depth
Rating Pending
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Merlin Mid Build
by smitebrasil | Updated February 18, 2020
Rating Pending
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Merlin
by MigueLVallejoS | Updated July 3, 2020
Rating Pending
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Season 7 Merlin Mid (WIP)
by nchardak | Updated February 1, 2020
Guide In-Depth
Favor: 5500 Gems: 200

Merlin Statistics

370 (+75) Health
250 (+55) Mana
355 (+0) Speed
None Progression
58 (+0) Range
1 (+0.8) Attack / Sec
34 (+ 1.5) + 20% of Magical Power Damage

Merlin Skills

Merlin Skill Overload

OverloadPassive

Every time Merlin casts a spell he gains a stack of Overload. When Merlin next fires a basic attack it will be augmented with lightning, dealing extra damage to the first Enemy hit.

Ability Type: Basic Attack Stim
| Damage: 10 (+15% of your Magical Power)
| Charges: 3
| Duration: 5s
Merlin Skill Eclipse / Radiate / Frostbolt

Eclipse / Radiate / Frostbolt

1 X
Arcane: Merlin conjures an orb of condensed celestial energy that grows in size as it travels, dealing damage every 0.4s and marking Enemies hit.

Enemies marked take additional damage if they stay within the outer range of Eclipse.

Fire: Merlin channels a beam of intense fire for 2s that deals damage every 0.25s. Each time Radiate hits an Enemy, it also applies a Burn, dealing additional damage over time.

Ice: Merlin hurls a Frostbolt that explodes if it hits an Enemy, dealing an additional 15% damage if they are slowed.

Ability Type: Line
Initial Arcane Damage: 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+55% of your Magical Power)
Arcane Damage Per Tick: 5 / 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 (+8% of your Magical Power)
Arcane Duration: 3s
Arcane Cooldown: 14s

Fire Damage Per Tick: 6 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 30 (+18% of your Magical Power)
Fire Burn Damage: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+5% of your Magical Power)
Fire Duration: 2s
Fire Cooldown: 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12s

Ice Damage: 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200 (+55% of your Magical Power)
Ice Cooldown: 6s

Range: 60 / 45 / 70
Cost: 60
Merlin Skill Eclipse

Eclipse

1 X
Merlin conjures an orb of condensed celestial energy that grows in size as it travels, dealing damage every 0.4s and marking Enemies hit.

Enemies marked take additional damage if they stay within the outer range of Eclipse.

Ability Type: Line
Initial Damage: 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+55% of your Magical Power)
Damage Per Tick: 5 / 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 (+8% of your Magical Power)
Duration: 3s
Range: 60
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 14s
Merlin Skill Vortex / Dragonfire / Blizzard

Vortex / Dragonfire / Blizzard

2 A
Vortex (Arcane): Merlin deploys a field of arcane energy at a location. After a delay, a Vortex deals damage and pulls Enemies towards the center.

Dragonfire (Fire): Merlin summons forth two ethereal dragons that spout flames towards each other, dealing damage to Enemies every 0.25s. If caught in the center of the area, enemy god's protections are reduced. The dragons last for 3s.

Blizzard (Ice): Merlin creates a Blizzard at a target location. After a brief delay, shards of ice start hurling down every 0.7s. Enemies hit take damage and progressively get more Slowed while they stay within the area.

Enemies hit take damage and progressively get more slowed while they stay within the area.

Ability Type: AoE
Arcane Damage: 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Fire Damage Per Tick: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20 (+20% of your Magical Power)
Fire Protection Reduction: 4%
Fire Max Stacks: 4
Fire Debuff Duration: 4s
Ice Damage Per Tick: 10 / 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Ice Slow Per Stack: 8%
Ice Max Stacks: 5
Ice Slow Duration: 2s
Range: 60 / 50 / 65
Radius: 20 / 30 / 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown (Vortex / Blizzard): 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12s
Cooldown (Dragonfire): 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14s
Merlin Skill Flicker

Flicker

3 B
Merlin quickly teleports a short distance in front of him.

Ability Type: Teleport
Range: 30
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 24 / 23 / 22 / 21 / 20s
Merlin Skill Elemental Mastery

Elemental Mastery

4 Y
Merlin taps into his inner potential, exploding with energy in the stance he is currently attuned to. During this time Merlin can choose which stance to enter into next.

After the explosion reaches its apex, it collapses in on itself. Enemies are dealt damage from the both the explosion and the implosion and suffer different effects depending on which stance's energy they are being hit by.

Ability Type: Buff and AoE
Damage: 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 / 260 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Arcane: Knockup
Fire Damage Per Tick: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+5% of your Magical Power)
Ice Slow: 20%
Slow Duration: 1.5s
Radius: 25
Cost: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80
Cooldown: 32 / 29 / 26 / 23 / 20s

Merlin Lore

Many know the legend of King Arthur, and yet the man who set that legend into motion remains shrouded in mystery. His origins, and the source of his power, are secrets known only to him. Even his very nature is questioned. Is he simply a man greatly adept in the magical arts? A demon? Or something in between? Whatever the answer, what is beyond doubt to all who encounter him is that Arthur's right hand, the great wizard Merlin, is a being of immense wisdom, and formidable strength.

In the ages of warring kings, where ruler vied against rules and only the strongest rose to rule the land, Merlin pledged his skills in service to great sovereigns as both advisor and a devastating battle mage. A collector of secrets and ancient lore, Merlin is a master of arcane wizardry, able to wield a myriad of elements and harness them to his will. He also devoted his mind to the art of prophesy, one day foreseeing the rise of a ruler destined to stand above all others, and unite the land beneath his banner.

When Uther Pendragon fell in battle against the barbarous hordes of the invading Saxons, Merlin swore an oath of fealty to his successor, Arthur. From that day, the mage never left the wielder of legendary Excalibur's side, a tireless advisor, fellow warrior, and friend. Together they brought about the rise of Camelot, and the unity of a once fractured land. The foul Saxons were driven back across the distant sea, and the people of the kingdom knew peace, justice and prosperity.

To any who thinks to cross Merlin, beware. Many have tested him, seeking his knowledge, his secrets, or the source of his power for themselves. And few, if any, have lived to tell their tale.

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