Smite God
Zhong Kui

The Demon Queller

Smite God Zhong Kui
Favor: 5500 Gems: 200

Role: Mage
Types: Ranged, Magical

Skills

Zhong Kui Skill Demon Bag Zhong Kui Skill Expose Evil Zhong Kui Skill Exorcism Zhong Kui Skill Book of Demons Zhong Kui Skill Recall Demons

Zhong Kui's Lore

Smite God Zhong Kui In this world resides powerful evil, intent on destroying everything crafted by Gods and men. Without guardians of equal strength, all would have fallen years ago.

Zhong Kui was once a man with ambitions no greater than scholastic excellence, but in death became the perfect shield against evil's onslaught. Zhong Kui sought to put his brilliant mind against the imperial examinations; Tests to select councilors for the Emperor. With ease, he passed, but when the Emperor saw his hideous face, he cast the scholar out.

Offended, furious, Zhong Kui hurled himself repeatedly as the palace gates, until his body was broken. For his crimes, Zhong Kui's soul was judged by the King of Hell, but where the Emperor saw only ugliness, the King of Hell saw potential, armed with genius.

Zhong Kui was appointed Lord of Demons, tasked to forever hunt and ensnare the evils of the world. For centuries, homeowners and shopkeepers have adorned their buildings with Zhong Kui's likeness, for that visage that once horrified the Emperor now glares with purpose at unwelcome demons.

Yet these days, it is not just shops and homes in peril, but the whole world.


Zhong Kui Guides
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Gulfwulf (16) | June 27, 2018 8:26pm
Does anybody have a good build for arena/clash? I really like this god, but am not really sure how to build him. Thanks.
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Kriega1 (32) | June 28, 2018 12:06am
Arena: Shamans Ring, Shoes of focus, Spear of the magus, bancrofts talon, Gem of Isolation and either Mantle of Discord or Magi's Cloak.

Clash: bancrofts talon, shoes of focus, spear of the magus, gem of isolation, divine ruin, soul reaver.
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Branmuffin17 (215) | June 27, 2018 10:05pm
I'd consider him to have similar item usage to Baron Samedi and Ah Puch, at least to a degree, because he doesn't have any mobility.

I would likely consider the most important core items to be Spear of the Magus (due to ticking damage from Expose Evil and the multiple hits from his ult) and probably Chronos' Pendant (being able to spam his **** is nice in a teamfight). I would also consider at least 1 protection item to be extremely important. If you don't want to stack with Warlock's Staff, I'd probably choose Hide of the Urchin unless the enemy team is unbalanced. I'd personally consider 2 protection items and make him a bruiser.

Not necessarily core, but very useful, would be Gem of Isolation. He's already got a slow in Evil, but it's only 20% and only while they're marked. All other abilities would also apply the slow.

More than some others, I'd probably consider Divine Ruin, just because he can anti-heal with it a ton, but of course, that's situational.

So... Shoes of the Magi (or Focus if you want to delay Chronos a while), Warlock's Staff or Hide of the Urchin, Chronos' Pendant, Spear of the Magus, Gem of Isolation, situational. Change the order around to your preference.

Here's a funky, cheap early item alternate without Magus: Shoes of Focus, Stone of Binding, Celestial Legion Helm + Void Stone, Chronos' Pendant, Gem of Isolation, sell Binding for situational.
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Gulfwulf (16) | June 28, 2018 9:24am
Thanks guys. I had an arena match last night where I did the 2nd highest damage of anybody, but I wasn't sure my build path was optimal.

Edit: Bran, Void Shield is a physical god item only. :P Did you meant Void Stone?
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iReauxbot (11) | January 16, 2017 6:51pm
I've really gotta ask. Why this God isn't played.
And don't give me shell as an excuse.
Cause other relics have to be picked to counter other Gods.
Besides that, the cooldown on She'll isn't enough anyways.

I'm a bit worried about how people jump the gate on relic counters.
Look at Odin and phantom. He still cages hella people in.
Not everyone is gonna buy phantom anyways.
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Technotoad64 (45) | January 17, 2017 5:49am
Quoted:
If the card is removed, 40% of the remaining damage is done instantly.

Big reason why.
Another reason: Book of Demons has a long recovery time. By the time you're allowed to do anything else, the stun has already ended.
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GameGeekFan (50) | January 16, 2017 7:21pm
Zhong Kui is pretty immobile and pretty easy to target in a fight, so any CC is enough to immobilize him. He requires being pretty close, and in this meta that does not really pan out well for you.

His only CC is a close range stun, and without the mark it is REALLY short. His main thing is being tanky with his ult while slowing everyone with Gem of Isolation, but sometimes he wont get the chance before being shut down.

He can be a good choice though if you can play him, considering his damage and a unique way of teamfighting, but there are multiple better choices to work with that can bring more.
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Branmuffin17 (215) | January 16, 2017 9:42pm
Poor Techno's god. Yeah, all of his damage is over time, he's not really a burst god. I've been on both sides, where I was able to beat out an Odin and a Bellona in Solo, but got demolished by some other gods (especially when the Jungler comes for a gank...not having any escape and hardly any CC worth noting in the early game (before you can at least get Iso) can really hurt.

So his only discourse is to go tanky, but that hurts his damage too. Once you can get maybe Warlock's Sash and a balanced protection item, he can take some punishment, but it takes time to get there...time that can be painful if you're not careful.

If people forget to focus him, he can do a ton of damage in a teamfight though, and lock down entire groups for his teammates to more easily finish.
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NobleOutcast | August 13, 2016 3:38pm
Hey guys, I just put a ton of time into a hUGE Zhong Kui guide. It's got a build that gives you 3150 health, almost 700 power, good penetration and basic attacks that hit like a truck for massive sustained damage. It's also got in depth play guides. It's been out for a while now but has not a single vote or comment, so I'd appreciate any feedback on it, thanks :)
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Technotoad64 (45) | April 21, 2016 9:51am
Sorry guys, I guess I was just having a bad day. Thanks for the encouragement.
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DucksRock (41) | April 20, 2016 6:17pm
Technotoad64 wrote:

Well, it looks like Zhong Kui has been forgotten entirely. Or at least, nobody talks about him anymore. I made a guide, so at least this page still has a reason to exist, just so we can say every god has an updated guide. If nobody cares at all, I might just stop updating the guide, since there's no reason to keep something updated if nobody ever reads it.

Dude, stop. Pls.
If someone is looking for zhong kui guide, he will find your guide. Have patience.

Look at the other guides here, Skadi is a really popular god, and i spilled my sould in every single skadi build, skill and i am now eorking on a huge gameplay section and other stuff.

And i only got 9 votes. Despite the time past and the ammount of views, yet, i dont complain. Most pepole use smitefire anonynously and your guide might help them.
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CakeSlapping (29) | April 20, 2016 10:04am
@technotoad

What you on about? There's 3 s3 zhong guides
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Dark Jaw (44) | August 30, 2013 5:15pm
Do you know what? I just had a plenty of good matches as Zhong, and I may even create a guide for him! Just need some more in-depth conquest gameplay.
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Talenhiem (33) | August 30, 2013 3:52pm
To me he seems like a mishmash of mechanics put just *so* to make it work beautifully. Perfectly balanced in my eyes - depending on the player, he can seem UP or OP. I agree that it will take a long time to master, but he seems easy enough to pick up and play.
What I see in the abilities:

1.) Wave-clear. Does barely any damage, but buffs his other two abilities. Also annoying as ****. Reminds me of Agni.

2.) Sustain/Cone attack. Surprising damage and surprising sustain, would be OP if it weren't for him being roughly as squishy as Loki.

3.) AoE. The passive is unique, at least I think (correct me if I'm wrong). It makes me want to compare his autoattack with Isis'. The stun isn't that great, but can be pretty good if used in synergy with other friendly gods. Maxed, does more damage than his 2. Reminds me of Ra's 2, but instead of blinding, it actaully does damage.

Easily the most unique god I've seen so far. I encourage guides that are best with a pick-up-and-go attitude (No complicated playing strategy) (Sorry Jararo). Will probably buy him when he becomes 5500, even though I play mostly egyptian gods.

Now let's hope that they don't nerf him into oblivion...
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UnknownPandr (35) | August 30, 2013 9:09am
He's pretty interesting I might make a guide for him, who knows.
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Raventhor (157) | August 29, 2013 5:36pm
He's like, a Hel-Chronos-Hades hybrid. Heal AoE/AoE damage, auto attack enhancing, debuff on one spell+additional effect on others, mage. It's soooo weird.
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