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8.9+ Conquest // Athena Build + Guide

13 3 15,863
8.4
by Mimikyute updated October 13, 2021

Smite God: Athena

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Athena Build

Notes Don't skimp out on Hand of the Gods or you won't make it to lane in time. Start purple, do not start green.

Notes

Don't skimp out on Hand of the Gods or you won't make it to lane in time. Start purple, do not start green.

Build Item Sentinel's Gift Sentinel's Gift
Build Item Glowing Emerald Glowing Emerald
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
4
Build Item Hand of the Gods Hand of the Gods

Base Build

Notes Benevolence can be built now, so can War Flag. It doesn't really matter what you build, but I still like Sentinel's Embrace

You can rush Stone of Binding if you want to be aggressive early; its dependent on your team comp vs. there's. If you rush Stone of Binding in place of Gauntlet of Thebes, I would just go straight into defensive items. You don't have to though.

You can also go Pridwen right after Gauntlet of Thebes instead of delaying it if you want immediate cooldown. Once again, its dependent on the enemy comp and if a straight defensive item would be more valuable or not.

Notes

Benevolence can be built now, so can War Flag. It doesn't really matter what you build, but I still like Sentinel's Embrace

You can rush Stone of Binding if you want to be aggressive early; its dependent on your team comp vs. there's. If you rush Stone of Binding in place of Gauntlet of Thebes, I would just go straight into defensive items. You don't have to though.

You can also go Pridwen right after Gauntlet of Thebes instead of delaying it if you want immediate cooldown. Once again, its dependent on the enemy comp and if a straight defensive item would be more valuable or not.

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Core Items

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes

Physical Defense

Notes Sovereignty: Lots of physical damage.

Contagon: Antiheal vs. more physical damage.

Spectral Armor: At least 1 enemy is running crit.

Notes

Sovereignty: Lots of physical damage.

Contagon: Antiheal vs. more physical damage.

Spectral Armor: At least 1 enemy is running crit.

Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor

Magical Defense

Notes Heartward Amulet: Enemy has a lot of magical damage.

Bulwark of Hope: You have hope

Pestilence: Antiheal vs. more magical damage

Talisman of Energy: Shoguns for chums.

Shogun's Kusari: Talisman for chads.

Notes

Heartward Amulet: Enemy has a lot of magical damage.

Bulwark of Hope: You have hope

Pestilence: Antiheal vs. more magical damage

Talisman of Energy: Shoguns for chums.

Shogun's Kusari: Talisman for chads.

Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari

Phys + Magical Defense

Notes Mantle of Discord: Good item to finish your build and has a really nice passive...

Spirit Robe: Mantle's cousin. He solves the same problem in a different way. He's also cheaper.

Pridwen: GOOD item. 20% CDR + protections + a shield anytime you land ?!

Notes

Mantle of Discord: Good item to finish your build and has a really nice passive...

Spirit Robe: Mantle's cousin. He solves the same problem in a different way. He's also cheaper.

Pridwen: GOOD item. 20% CDR + protections + a shield anytime you land ?!

Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen

Situational Items

Notes "Mwemwemwe every item a support builds is situational..."

Didn't ask. But you're right. These are the SUPER situational items though, the other items you are building much more often without thinking.

Winged Blade: Enemy team has prevalent slows that are ruining your mood.

Witchblade: Enemy has a lot of auto attackers.

Relic Dagger: You really like using your relics.

Magi's Cloak: Enemy has a lot of prevalent CC and/or you want to blink in without getting immediately locked down.

Notes

"Mwemwemwe every item a support builds is situational..."

Didn't ask. But you're right. These are the SUPER situational items though, the other items you are building much more often without thinking.

Winged Blade: Enemy team has prevalent slows that are ruining your mood.

Witchblade: Enemy has a lot of auto attackers.

Relic Dagger: You really like using your relics.

Magi's Cloak: Enemy has a lot of prevalent CC and/or you want to blink in without getting immediately locked down.

Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak

Relics

Notes In order from coolest to lamest. I will not elaborate.

Purification Beads is an option but Its not cool enough to make the list. You have a CC immune ultimate and you can get Magi's Cloak

Notes

In order from coolest to lamest. I will not elaborate.

Purification Beads is an option but Its not cool enough to make the list. You have a CC immune ultimate and you can get Magi's Cloak

Build Item Bracer of Radiance Bracer of Radiance
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Sundering Spear Sundering Spear
Build Item Meditation Cloak Meditation Cloak
Build Item Cursed Ankh Cursed Ankh
Build Item Phantom Veil Phantom Veil

Athena's Skill Order

Preemptive Strike

1 X Y
Preemptive Strike
3 15 16 18 19

Confound

2 A B
Confound
2 4 6 7 10

Shield Wall

3 B A
Shield Wall
1 8 11 12 14

Defender of Olympus

4 Y X
Defender of Olympus
5 9 13 17 20
Preemptive Strike
3 15 16 18 19

Preemptive Strike

1 X
Athena powers up for a dash. While dashing, Athena will pass through minions and stop and hit the first enemy god she encounters, dealing damage and slowing all she hits. If she hits an enemy, Athena gains one stack of Block (max 3), absorbing the next basic attack from any god that hits her.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Slow: 25%
Slow Duration: 2.25s
Cost: 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
Cooldown: 14s
Confound
2 4 6 7 10

Confound

2 A
Athena releases a shockwave of power from her shield, damaging and taunting enemy gods, and forcing them to fight or chase her.

Ability Type: Cone
Damage: 40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 (+20% of your Magical Power)
Taunt Duration: 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 18s
Shield Wall
1 8 11 12 14

Shield Wall

3 B
Athena summons a group of Athenian warriors who do damage upon arrival, and after 2s strike for additional damage.

Ability Type: Ground
Initial Damage: 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Secondary Damage: 70 / 135 / 200 / 265 / 330 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Max Damage: 140 / 245 / 350 / 455 / 560 (+100% of your Magical Power)
Radius: 15
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 14s
Defender of Olympus
5 9 13 17 20

Defender of Olympus

4 Y
Athena picks a single allied god anywhere in the world, and launches herself up into the air, landing next to that god 3.6 seconds later. During that 3.6 seconds, the allied god gains 20% Damage Mitigation. Enemies nearby when Athena lands take damage.

Ability Type: Global
Damage: 350 / 430 / 510 / 590 / 670 (+90% of your Magical Power)
Ally Mitigation: 30%
Radius: 20
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 110s

Athena Threats

Tap each threat level to view Athena’s threats

Max
0
Major
3
Even
2
Minor
1
Tiny
0

Athena Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Athena’s synergies

Ideal
2
Strong
5
OK
0
Low
0
None
0

Introduction

Welcome to my guide for Miss Athena. Here are my credentials.


If you see any spelling errors or think I should change something, let me know.!

Pros + Cons


PROS
Taunt is OP
Global presence with her ultimate
Very easy to play and very impactful
Viable support into and with any team comp

CONS
Ultimate can be blocked by allies
Allies can also die before her ult goes off
Loud charge up on her dash
Taunt has an extremely long cooldown, she needs CDR.
A little useless when her taunt is down.

Abilities

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

After using any ability, Athena's next Basic Attack is ranged, passes through and hits all enemies, and deals 50% increased damage to the first enemy hit. Reach's damage will trigger Basic Attack Item Effects, but not Ability ones.

Simplified Explanation

Athena powers up for a dash. While dashing, Athena will pass through minions, stop and hit the first enemy god she encounters, dealing damage and slowing all she hits. If she hits an enemy, Athena gains one stack of Block (max 3), absorbing the next Basic Attack from any god that hits her.

Slow Amount: 25%

Slow Duration: 2.25s

Cooldown: 14 seconds

Simplified Explanation

Athena releases a shockwave of power from her shield, Taunting enemy gods, and forcing them to fight or chase her.

Taunt Duration: 1.0/1.25/1.5/1.75/2.0s

Cooldown: 18 seconds

Simplified Explanation

Athena summons a group of Athenian warriors who do damage upon arrival, and after 2s strike for additional damage.

Cooldown: 14 seconds

Simplified Explanation

Athena picks a single allied god anywhere in the world, and launches herself up into the air, landing next to that god 3.6 seconds later. During that 3.6 seconds, the allied god gains 30% Damage Mitigation. Enemies nearby when Athena lands take damage.

Cooldown: 110 seconds

Simplified Explanation

Athena's primary combo is as follows:

Preemptive Strike > Confound > Auto > Shield Wall > Auto

Sometimes you will not need to dash, or you will Blink Rune instead, and many times you will Confound > Auto > Shield Wall after using Defender of Olympus, and if you have it, instead of autoing in between Confound and Shield Wall you will instead Sundering Spear for a guaranteed hit.

The combo changes slightly depending on the situation, but it always revolves around Confound.

Updated for 8.9 Bonus Patch

UPDATED FOR 8.9 and 8.9+: CHANGES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ATHENA :]
Read the entire patch here:

https://www.smitegame.com/news/cleanliness-vs-godliness-8-9-update-notes/

https://www.smitegame.com/news/8-9-bonus-update-notes-live-october-5/



No direct changes to Athena, but she got a new skin.

Indirect changes to Athena; Items

NERFS: N/A

BUFFS: Benevolence, War Flag

Indirect changes to Athena; Relics

NERFS: N/A

BUFFS: Meditation Cloak, Magic Shell, Horrific Emblem, Heavenly Wings, Belt of Frenzy

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