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8.10 Conquest // Hera Build + Guide

13 1 8,039
9.2
by Mimikyute updated October 20, 2021

Smite God: Hera

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Hera Build

Starting Items

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
2

Basic Build

Notes There are a lot of fun items in Smite... Gem of Isolation, Ethereal Staff, Sacrificial Shroud, etc. and if you're playing anything other than Conquest, you should build those. I mean you can build them in Conquest too. Don't let me hold you down with this boring build.

But if you want a decent build to run in Conquest, here you are m'lady.

Notes

There are a lot of fun items in Smite... Gem of Isolation, Ethereal Staff, Sacrificial Shroud, etc. and if you're playing anything other than Conquest, you should build those. I mean you can build them in Conquest too. Don't let me hold you down with this boring build.

But if you want a decent build to run in Conquest, here you are m'lady.

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Basic Build II; Antiheal

Notes For anti-heal purposes.

You can get anti-heal as early or late as you feel necessary. Divine Ruin is always a valuable pickup, even if they don't have straight-up healers and just have lifesteal.

Notes

For anti-heal purposes.

You can get anti-heal as early or late as you feel necessary. Divine Ruin is always a valuable pickup, even if they don't have straight-up healers and just have lifesteal.

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Basic Build III; CDR

Notes Synergizes with Hera's passive cooldown reduction. Just something fun :]

Notes

Synergizes with Hera's passive cooldown reduction. Just something fun :]

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Hera's Skill Order Notes If you are laning against a mid or jungler and you don't feel safe walking up far enough to get the full effect of Royal Assault you may want to consider maxing Polymorph first since it has a very long range.

It doesn't do as much damage and it is not as good as Royal Assault by any means but if you cannot safely use Royal Assault then its better to max it 2nd.

Notes

If you are laning against a mid or jungler and you don't feel safe walking up far enough to get the full effect of Royal Assault you may want to consider maxing Polymorph first since it has a very long range.

It doesn't do as much damage and it is not as good as Royal Assault by any means but if you cannot safely use Royal Assault then its better to max it 2nd.

Royal Assault

1 X Y
Royal Assault
1 4 6 7 10

Polymorph

2 A B
Polymorph
2 8 11 12 14

Divine Shroud

3 B A
Divine Shroud
3 15 16 18 19

Argus, the Defender

4 Y X
Argus, the Defender
5 9 13 17 20
Royal Assault
1 4 6 7 10

Royal Assault

1 X
Hera damages enemies in a cone in front of her before opening a portal for Argus to attack through. Enemy minions hit by this cone are knocked into Argus' path. Argus then slams his fists at the target location dealing heavy damage. If both of his fists connects with an enemy, it deals 15% extra damage.

Ability Type: AoE
Cone Damage: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Fist Damage: 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Range: 45
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
Cooldown: 10s
Polymorph
2 8 11 12 14

Polymorph

2 A
Hera weaves magic in front of her before sending it out. Enemies hit by this ability take damage. If this ability hits a god it causes their form to shift into a monster.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Polymorph Duration: 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2s
Slow: 20%
Range: 80
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 14s
Divine Shroud
3 15 16 18 19

Divine Shroud

3 B
Hera shrouds herself in her divine power, granting her a shield from damage and temporary movement speed that lasts as long as the shield remains.

If Argus is active, Argus shines with the same Divine power as Hera, causing him to deal radiant damage and move at an increased rate.

Ability Type: Shield and Buff
Shield Health: 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 +17 per Hera's Level
Shield Duration: 5s
Movement Speed: 15%
Argus Aura Damage: 7 / 11 / 15 / 19 / 23 (+7.5% of your Magical Power)
Argus Speed: 50%
Cost: 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65
Cooldown: 16s
Argus, the Defender
5 9 13 17 20

Argus, the Defender

4 Y
Hera brings Argus crashing down at a location, damaging and knocking up enemies. On landing Argus will attack the nearest target. Hera can control where Argus moves through refiring this ability onto an enemy or if he has a target, to recall him. While recalled Argus will defend Hera and attack anyone that gets close. Argus has a hit chain that starts with a normal basic attack, into a ground circle AoE slowing enemies by 20% for 1.5s, into a line attack.

Ability Type: AoE
Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+55% of your Magical Power)
Argus Lifetime: 40s
Argus Health: 700 / 1400 / 2100 / 2800 / 3500
Argus Protections: 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45
Argus Movement Speed: 440 / 455 / 470 / 485 / 500
Radius: 20
Cost: 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100
Cooldown: 90s

Pros + Cons


PROS

She has the ability to turn a team fight into a 6v5 with Argus, the Defender.
Polymorph is amazing damage and CC, with very long range on a very short cooldown.
Her abilities give her decent self peel and she can do a lot of damage and waste a lot of time if she's being dove.
All of her abilities are on short cooldowns and she has passive CDR.



CONS

She can be locked down very easily because she is immobile.
If you don't position properly, you will be picked. She has 0 escape potential.
Vulnerable when Argus, the Defender is down.
You have to move up pretty far to clear with Royal Assault, which makes her susceptible to ganks.


Abilities

You should read Hera's abilities in detail either through Smite or here: https://smite.fandom.com/wiki/Hera


Each time Hera deals damage to gods with her Abilities or Basic Attacks Argus, The Defender's cooldown is reduced by 1s, and Divine Shroud's cooldown is reduced by 0.33s. If Argus is active he is instead healed.

Argus Heal: 20 + 5 per level


Simplified Explanation



Hera damages enemies in a cone in front of her before opening a portal for Argus to attack through. Enemy minions hit by this cone are knocked into Argus' path. Argus then slams his fists at the target location dealing heavy damage. If both of his fists connects with an enemy, it deals 15% extra damage.

Cone Damage: 30/40/50/60/70 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Fist Damage: 80/135/190/245/300 (+80% of your Magical Power)

Cooldown: 10 seconds

Simplified Explanation


Hera weaves magic in front of her before sending it out. Enemies hit by this ability take damage. If this ability hits a god it causes their form to shift into a monster.

Damage: 80/120/160/200/240 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Polymorph Duration: 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2s
Slow: 20%

Cooldown: 14 seconds

Simplified Explanation


Hera shrouds herself in her divine power, granting her a shield from damage and temporary movement speed that lasts as long as the shield remains.
If Argus is active, Argus shines with the same Divine power as Hera, causing him to deal radiant damage and move at an increased rate.

Shield Health: 70/110/150/190/230 +17 per Hera's Level
Shield Duration: 5s
Movement Speed: 15%

Argus Aura Damage: 7/11/15/19/23 (+7.5% of your Magical Power)
Argus Speed: 50%

Cooldown: 16 seconds

Simplified Explanation


Hera brings Argus crashing down at a location, damaging and knocking up enemies. On landing, Argus will attack the nearest target. Hera can control where Argus moves by refiring this ability onto an enemy or if he has a target, to recall him. While recalled Argus will defend Hera and attack anyone that gets close. Argus has a hit chain that starts with a normal basic attack, into a ground circle AoE slowing enemies by 20% for 1s, into a line attack.

Damage: 100/150/200/250/300 (+55% of your Magical Power)

Argus First Hit: 30 (+35% of your Magical Power)
Argus Second Hit: 30 (+35% of your Magical Power)
Argus Third Hit: 45 (+45% of your Magical Power)

Argus Health: 700/1400/2100/2800/3500
Argus Movement Speed: 440/455/470/485/500
Argus Protections: 25/30/35/40/45

Argus Lifetime: 40s

Cooldown: 90 seconds

Simplified Explanation

Combos



Full Combo



Full Combo; Defensive


Poke Combo


Clear Combo

Updated for 8.10

Nothing about Hera or mage items was buffed or nerfed. Enjoy the new god release though!

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1
CookieTheBest | November 5, 2021 1:42pm
ca va mal
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Kriega1 (129) | October 20, 2021 6:52am
In antiheal build you should swap Soul Gem and Divine around, if you need Divine you're not really going to wait till 5th item to build it generally.

Also none of the builds are bad, and Pendant / Focus is meta, but i'd maybe suggest trying out a few builds with Pendulum, Blood-Soaked, Magus, and Estaff (not all in one build necessarily) on Hera, even if you don't end up adding them here.
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Mimikyute (1) | October 20, 2021 12:34pm
I had it in the notes that you can get it after Chronos but I swapped it anyways bc you are right! Also, I do acknowledge my builds are very boring and repetitive and it does get old running the same build with 1 item changed, is there a specific build you have in mind with those items?
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Kriega1 (129) | October 20, 2021 1:04pm
Possible builds:

Pendulum, Coin, Magus / Divine, Estaff / Reaver, Reaver / Estaff, Tahuti (Can also do Magus / Divine then Coin)

Pendulum, Coin, Magus, Soul Gem, Reaver, Tahuti / Typh (Can also do Magus then Coin)

Pendulum, Coin, Divine, Soul Gem, Reaver, Tahuti (Can also do Divine then Coin)

Pendulum, Doom Orb, Soul Gem, Coin, Reaver, Shard

Sac Shroud, Pendant, Magus / Soul Gem, Shard / Coin, Reaver, Typhon's

Sac Shroud, Pendant, Divine, Shard / Coin, Reaver, Typhon's

Blood-Soaked, Pendant, Magus / Soul Gem , Shard / Coin, Reaver, Typhon's / Estaff

Blood-Soaked, Pendant, Divine, Shard / Coin, Reaver, Tahuti / Estaff

etc...
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