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A Little Bit of Love - S8 Aphrodite Support Build

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by optigan updated May 5, 2021

Smite God: Aphrodite

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Build Summary

Starting Items

Notes With Aphrodite's Kiss and Sentinel's Gift, you can help your carry restore a lot of mana because of the 70% mana regen you get from minion/jungle assists.
After Sentinel's Gift's nerf, you can't buy Magic Shoes and potions, so I would just T1 shoes.

Notes

With Aphrodite's Kiss and Sentinel's Gift, you can help your carry restore a lot of mana because of the 70% mana regen you get from minion/jungle assists.
After Sentinel's Gift's nerf, you can't buy Magic Shoes and potions, so I would just T1 shoes.

Build Item Sentinel's Gift Sentinel's Gift
Build Item Shoes Shoes
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
4
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell

Final Build Example - Heals for Days

Notes Replace Shoes of Focus with Relic Dagger.

It's especially important on Aphrodite to pay attention to these team compositions and base your build off of what you need.
This build has a pretty balanced amount of health, power, CDR, CCR, and defense items.

Notes

Replace Shoes of Focus with Relic Dagger.

It's especially important on Aphrodite to pay attention to these team compositions and base your build off of what you need.
This build has a pretty balanced amount of health, power, CDR, CCR, and defense items.

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown
Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger

Aphrodite's Skill Order

Kiss

1 X Y
Kiss
2 8 11 12 14

Back Off!

2 A B
Back Off!
3 15 16 18 19

Love Birds

3 B A
Love Birds
1 4 6 7 10

Undying Love

4 Y X
Undying Love
5 9 13 17 20
Kiss
2 8 11 12 14

Kiss

1 X
Aphrodite blows a kiss to an allied god, making them her soul mate and giving them both increased movement speed. If it hits an ally, it has a reduced 1s cooldown. If the kiss hits an enemy god, they are Stunned and Aphrodite's soul mate gets jealous, increasing their damage. Also, 70% of all Mana regenerated by Aphrodite is granted to her soul mate.

Ability Type: Projectile
Movement Speed: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20%
Stun Duration: 1s
Jealousy Damage Increase: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20%
Jealousy Duration: 5s
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 14 / 13.5 / 13 / 12.5 / 12s
Back Off!
3 15 16 18 19

Back Off!

2 A
Agitated by all the attention, Aphrodite commands enemies to get away from her, doing damage around her, slowing enemies, and knocking them back to 25 units from her. If Aphrodite has a soul mate, an explosion originates on them in addition, dealing the same damage and slow. If an enemy would be hit by both blasts, they will only be affected by the one originating from Aphrodite.

Ability Type: Point Blank
Damage: 80 / 140 / 200 / 260 / 320 (+70% of your Magical Power)
Slow: 25%
Slow Duration: 2s
Radius: 20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 12s
Love Birds
1 4 6 7 10

Love Birds

3 B
Aphrodite calls forth a flock of beautiful doves that fly forward in the area in front of her. The doves circle around all enemies in the path, dealing initial damage and then damaging enemies every 0.5s for 3s. Aphrodite and her soul mate also receive healing when cast.

Ability Type: Line
Damage (Initial Hit): 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Damage per Tick: 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Damage (Total): 105 / 175 / 245 / 315 / 385 (+105% of your Magical Power)
Healing per Tick: 10 / 17 / 24 / 31 / 38 (+10% of your Magical Power)
Healing (Total): 60 / 102 / 144 / 186 / 228 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 14s
Undying Love
5 9 13 17 20

Undying Love

4 Y
Aphrodite pledges undying love to herself and her Soul Mate. While this is active, her and her Soul Mate are invulnerable to all damage for a short duration. All crowd control effects are also removed when activated.

Ability Type: Buff
Invulnerability Duration: .8 / 1.1 / 1.4 / 1.7 / 2s
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Aphrodite Threats

Tap each threat level to view Aphrodite’s threats

Max
2
Major
1
Even
1
Minor
1
Tiny
0

Extended Build

Essentials

Notes I don't like building Gauntlet of Thebes (at least early game) because of the lack of MP5 you're going to get early game. You will get much more utility out of buying Lotus Crown first with the extra damage, MP5, and healing protection.

Notes

I don't like building Gauntlet of Thebes (at least early game) because of the lack of MP5 you're going to get early game. You will get much more utility out of buying Lotus Crown first with the extra damage, MP5, and healing protection.

Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown

Second Relic Options

Notes I typically go either Belt of Frenzy or Horrific Emblem. You can get Heavenly Wings if you decide not to build a lot of movement speed, and Cursed Ankh is good if they have a lot of healing/shields on their team.

Notes

I typically go either Belt of Frenzy or Horrific Emblem. You can get Heavenly Wings if you decide not to build a lot of movement speed, and Cursed Ankh is good if they have a lot of healing/shields on their team.

Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Cursed Ankh Cursed Ankh

Physical Protection Items

Notes Soverignty is a go-to for me. Typically, I only build one or two of physical protection items.

Notes

Soverignty is a go-to for me. Typically, I only build one or two of physical protection items.

Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Celestial Legion Helm Celestial Legion Helm

Magical Protection Items

Notes I'm a big fan of Genji's Guard and Heartward Amulet on Aphrodite, but you can't go wrong with most of these items.
Usually I get Pestilence for anti-heal.

Notes

I'm a big fan of Genji's Guard and Heartward Amulet on Aphrodite, but you can't go wrong with most of these items.
Usually I get Pestilence for anti-heal.

Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb

Other Good Items

Notes I usually get Rod of Asclepius, but if there's a lot of CC consider getting Winged Blade or Spirit Robe.

Notes

I usually get Rod of Asclepius, but if there's a lot of CC consider getting Winged Blade or Spirit Robe.

Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding

Introduction

Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty


A Support Conquest Guide for Season 8


Aphrodite is a mage that is able to provide a lot of sustain for her and her teammates through her healing. With all of her damaging abilities and her generous amounts of CC, you'll have the potential to play aggressively with your team and take those W's!

While Aphrodite is a very situational support and relies heavily on both enemy and friendly team compositions, she's still fun to play, and can offer good value to your teammates.

This build is a work in progress! I will try to keep this updated as the season progresses :)

Pros / Cons

Pros:
  • Good damage + clear
  • Lots of healing
  • Decent CC
  • Great early game if you can play aggressive
  • Decent sustain
Cons:
  • No mobility
  • Very prone to CC
  • Very reliant on teammates
  • Squishy (No health, can die easily)
  • Bad against high burst damage
  • Fairly low potential

Don't Play Aphrodite Support in Ranked

This section is a bit of a bait, nobody's really stopping you from playing Aphrodite in ranked. The problem is that she will not be very good (unless you're the best Aphrodite player who ever lived) and you will likely get swept by the enemy team.

Aphrodite is a good support, but she does not fulfill the role of support in Conquest.


The problem with Aphrodite on the support role is that she is a character meant to be played in solo or mid lane. She is not a tank, which means she cannot take very many hits. She is very prone to CC because she doesn't have any mobility (unlike most guardian/warrior supports). Her CC is not nearly as good as most other supports.
Fundamentally, her kit was meant to act as a mage that can provide lots of utility to her team with her kiss and ultimate, while doing the damage that a mid/solo laner should be doing. When you play support Aphrodite, you are giving up that damage to only provide support that will realistically not be enough on your own because you don't do enough damage, and you don't provide enough protections.

Speaking of her damage! Aphrodite's abilities scale based on her magic damage. Back Off! scales based on 70% of her magic damage, and Love Birds damage and heal scale off her magic damage.
You will mostly be building protection items on Aphrodite, not damage items. As a result, you will be doing much less damage and healing than you would be if you weren't playing a support role. Items like Lotus Crown and Rod of Asclepius will help because they have magic damage, but it is not enough for you to be able to do more than what an Aphrodite mid/solo and then a normal support character would be able to provide.

I am not trying to denounce Aphrodite on support altogether, she's one of my most played support characters because I find her fun. But in ranked, you will have an extremely hard time pulling your weight and in most cases you are better off just picking a different character. If you want to play a mage support, Baron Samedi is a good option because he offers healing, CC and power much more effectively than Aphrodite because of how his kit is.

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Big Damage (35) | May 5, 2021 10:28pm
Sorry but Aphrodite shouldn't be played in support and it shouldn't be recommended either. Her kit is based around SELF peel rather than peeling for anyone who needs it, you can do just as good of a job of supporting or even better with any Guardian in the game and probably half of the warriors and assassins too.

However, even though I don't agree with the premise at all, you've done a good job with item choices and presented it well. I would maybe suggest Shogun's Kusari as the main option instead of Genji's Guard so that you can increase an ADC's attack speed while leashed to them which outputs more damage with Jealousy.
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