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A little rain never hurt anybody - In depth Chaac guide from a Chaac main

25 9 31,035
7.6
by MyNamaJefe updated January 17, 2022

Smite God: Chaac

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Build Summary

Possible Early Items

Notes Warriors axe will provide better healing while bluestone will provide more damage. Fighters mask is also viable in place of a starter. Try to always start with chalice of healing.

Notes

Warriors axe will provide better healing while bluestone will provide more damage. Fighters mask is also viable in place of a starter. Try to always start with chalice of healing.

Build Item Sundering Axe Sundering Axe
Build Item Bluestone Pendant Bluestone Pendant
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Fighter's Mask Fighter's Mask
Build Item Tainted Steel Tainted Steel

Safe Hybrid Build

Notes This build focuses on attack speed to make full use of Chaac's passive while still attempting to keep him relatively tanky.

~ Note that I don't build CDR until relatively late. This is because you shouldn't have many cooldown issues if you utilize his passive properly - hence the attack speed. If you feel safer with early CDR consider swapping berserkers shield for gladiators shield and building pridwen before stone cutting sword; just know this may sacrifice early game damage.

Notes

This build focuses on attack speed to make full use of Chaac's passive while still attempting to keep him relatively tanky.

~ Note that I don't build CDR until relatively late. This is because you shouldn't have many cooldown issues if you utilize his passive properly - hence the attack speed. If you feel safer with early CDR consider swapping berserkers shield for gladiators shield and building pridwen before stone cutting sword; just know this may sacrifice early game damage.

Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Sundering Axe Sundering Axe
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Stone Cutting Sword Stone Cutting Sword
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Caduceus Club Caduceus Club
Build Item Teleport Fragment Teleport Fragment
Build Item Shield of Thorns Shield of Thorns

Chaac's Skill Order

Thunder Strike

1 X Y
Thunder Strike
1 4 6 7 10

Torrent

2 A B
Torrent
2 8 11 12 14

Rain Dance

3 B A
Rain Dance
3 15 16 18 19

Storm Call

4 Y X
Storm Call
5 9 13 17 20
Thunder Strike
1 4 6 7 10

Thunder Strike

1 X
Chaac throws his axe forward, damaging all enemies in a radius around its landing location. The axe remains idle in the ground for 5s or until another ability is used.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 80 / 140 / 200 / 260 / 320 (70% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 10s
Torrent
2 8 11 12 14

Torrent

2 A
Chaac spins his axe around him, damaging all enemies, and gaining Protections for each enemy hit (max. 5). Gods hit provide 2 stacks.

If his axe is out from Thunder Strike, he will first leap to the axe location, doing 50% base damage to enemies he passes through and then executing his spin attack. This dash can go through walls.

Ability Type: AOE, Dash
Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Protections: 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20
Protection Duration: 6s
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9s
Rain Dance
3 15 16 18 19

Rain Dance

3 B
Chaac summons a rainstorm around his current location for 6s. While it rains, he regains Health, and enemies are caught in the mud and have their Movement Speed and Attack Speed reduced.

If his axe is out from Thunder Strike, a rainstorm will also spawn at that location. Enemies caught in the area of both rainstorms will have the Movement Slow and Attack Speed Reduction applied twice.

Ability Type: Aura
Slow: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Attack Speed Reduction: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25%
Healing: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 (+10% of your Physical Power) every 0.5s
Healing (Total): 120 / 180 / 240 / 300 / 360 (+120% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 / 95
Cooldown: 16s
Storm Call
5 9 13 17 20

Storm Call

4 Y
Chaac charges up his lightning axe for a short duration then unleashes a blast, Silencing, Knocking Up and damaging all enemies around him. While charging up, Chaac has 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70% damage mitigation and is immune to Crowd Control effects.

Ability Type: Ground
Damage: 250 / 300 / 350 / 400 / 450 (120% of your Physical Power)
Silence Duration: 3s
Radius: 35
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 90s

Chaac Threats

Tap each threat level to view Chaac’s threats

Max
3
Major
1
Even
1
Minor
2
Tiny
2

Chaac Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Chaac’s synergies

Ideal
3
Strong
4
OK
2
Low
1
None
0

Extended Build

Glass Cannon Build

Notes This is my personal sweat build. Do not take it lightly, you will be extremely vulnerable but deal massive damage. This build aims to not be entirely reliant on basics or abilities, you will need to utilize both properly.

Notes

This is my personal sweat build. Do not take it lightly, you will be extremely vulnerable but deal massive damage. This build aims to not be entirely reliant on basics or abilities, you will need to utilize both properly.

Build Item Corrupted Bluestone Corrupted Bluestone
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Items to Consider

Notes Ancile: Great for the 10% CDR while offering decent magic protection and damage. Insanely good in conquest if against a close-range magic dealer (Cabrakan/Kuzenbo/Hades/etc...)

Shield of Regrowth: Offers Chaac great mobility when he uses his rain dance. Excellent for catching up to fleeing opponents due to the rains' slow. HP5/MP5/CDR it doesn't get much better than this. Only buy if you are ok with sacrificing damage output (Ex: Solo tank or support Chaac).

Gladiators Shield: 10% CDR with decent physical protection and damage. Self-explanatory.

Brawlers Beat Stick: My go-to antiheal for Chaac, offers the extra power and penetration while limiting enemy healing. (If solo tank or multiple healing enemies, consider substituting with contagion)

Mystical Mail: If solo tanking, great item to build. Physical protection while punishing enemies that get too close. Decent passive damage for enemies trapped in rain dance.

Fighters Mask: I'm very torn on this item as a starter. Personally, I prefer jumping straight into my build but if you don't mind the late start, this is a good item for cheap early game damage.

Frostbound Hammer: I never build this, however, its an excellent item to go with if you love slowing the enemies with the axe/rain dance combo.

Horrific Emblem / Heavenly Wings: Alternative relics I don't build often anymore but it can prove incredibly useful if paired with the axe/rain dance combo.

Magi's Cloak: Just threw it in there because I do build it sometimes (not often) for teams with incredibly excessive crowd control

Notes

Ancile: Great for the 10% CDR while offering decent magic protection and damage. Insanely good in conquest if against a close-range magic dealer (Cabrakan/Kuzenbo/Hades/etc...)

Shield of Regrowth: Offers Chaac great mobility when he uses his rain dance. Excellent for catching up to fleeing opponents due to the rains' slow. HP5/MP5/CDR it doesn't get much better than this. Only buy if you are ok with sacrificing damage output (Ex: Solo tank or support Chaac).

Gladiators Shield: 10% CDR with decent physical protection and damage. Self-explanatory.

Brawlers Beat Stick: My go-to antiheal for Chaac, offers the extra power and penetration while limiting enemy healing. (If solo tank or multiple healing enemies, consider substituting with contagion)

Mystical Mail: If solo tanking, great item to build. Physical protection while punishing enemies that get too close. Decent passive damage for enemies trapped in rain dance.

Fighters Mask: I'm very torn on this item as a starter. Personally, I prefer jumping straight into my build but if you don't mind the late start, this is a good item for cheap early game damage.

Frostbound Hammer: I never build this, however, its an excellent item to go with if you love slowing the enemies with the axe/rain dance combo.

Horrific Emblem / Heavenly Wings: Alternative relics I don't build often anymore but it can prove incredibly useful if paired with the axe/rain dance combo.

Magi's Cloak: Just threw it in there because I do build it sometimes (not often) for teams with incredibly excessive crowd control

Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Breastplate of Regrowth Breastplate of Regrowth
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Fighter's Mask Fighter's Mask
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings

Early CDR Build

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Caduceus Club Caduceus Club
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Teleport Fragment Teleport Fragment
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem

Heavy Antiheal Build

Notes Tainted Steel and Brawlers are excellent items to keep Chaac doing heavy damage while antihealing. Important to note that upgraded thorns reduces lifesteal by 50% while active.

Notes

Tainted Steel and Brawlers are excellent items to keep Chaac doing heavy damage while antihealing. Important to note that upgraded thorns reduces lifesteal by 50% while active.

Build Item Tainted Breastplate Tainted Breastplate
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Caduceus Club Caduceus Club
Build Item Teleport Fragment Teleport Fragment
Build Item Shield of Thorns Shield of Thorns

Full Tank Build

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Breastplate of Regrowth Breastplate of Regrowth
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings

Intro

Chaac is a very safe pick. While not excelling in any specific category, he does do average in mostly everything. He prospers while with his team but can still hold his own in most 1v1 scenarios. He has one of the highest sustains out of the warrior class.

Pros:
~ Almost unbeatable sustain
~ Decent damage potential
~ Decent tank potential
~ Amazing debuff potential with rain dance and ultimate

Cons:
~ Can only really do poke damage, no real consistency
~ Long ability cooldowns
~ Often have to choose between healing or dashing during fights
~ Struggles against enemies who have physical protections

Ability Overview

Passive: Overflow
When Chaac successfully hits 5 basic attacks his next ability casts is free of mana cost and has a reduced 2 second cooldown. This 5 basic attack passive can build off of enemy gods, player-made structures (Odin ult/Cabrakan ult), enemy wards, minions, jungle creeps, and even interactables around the map such as the solo lane tiki mask. Try to make an effort to get in basic attacks hits whenever possible! This passive is insanely good early game and the CDR still decent going into the late game
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1: Thunder Strike
Chaac throws his axe forward damaging all enemies within its landing radius.
(Note: this damage is static, it will not be less for an enemy on the edge of the axe)
(Note 2: This ability has an arch and is not an instant hit, the closer you are to an enemy, the less likely they are to be able dodge it)
Damage: 80/140/200/260/320 (+70% of physical power)
Cooldown: 10s
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2: Torrent
Chaac spins around his axe damaging all gods within a small radius. He gains 2 stacks of protection for each god hit. If his axe is still lying on the ground from his 1 ability, he will instantly dash to its location doing 50% damage to each enemy he passes through and full damage to any god within the dash landing radius.
(Note: This ability CAN pass through walls making it an excellent getaway)
(Note 2: If rain dance is activated after thunder strike but before torrent, the original axe location will create rain and not be available to dash to)
Damage: 100/150/200/250/300 (+70% of physical power)
Protection: 4/8/12/16/20 (max 5) - Protections last 6s
Cooldown: 13/12/11/10/9s

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3: Rain Dance
Chaac summons a rainstorm for 6s during which he slowly regains health. Enemies caught in the rain will have movement and attack speed reduced for the duration. If he has his axe from thunder strike still on the ground, it will also summon a rainstorm at its location. (be aware this will replace the axe disabling a potential dash from torrent)
(Note: This ability stacks on top of itself, doubling the debuff on enemies if they're caught in your rain and the axe rain at the same time)
Movement Slow: 20/25/30/35/40%
Attack Speed Reduction: 5/10/15/20/25%
Healing 10/15/20/25/30 (+15% of Physical Power) every 0.5s
Cooldown: 16s

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4: Storm Call
Channelled ability in which Chaac after 1s, will unleash a blast around himself silencing and knocking up any enemy caught in its radius. Chaac gains damage mitigation and crowd control immunity while channelling storm call.
(Note: Storm Call will also knock up and damage any jungle creep or enemy minion caught in its radius; this will aggro fire giant, gold fury, and apophis if they are within the damage radius)
Damage: 250/300/350/400/450 (+120% of Physical Power)
Silence: 3s
Damage Mitigation: 50/55/60/65/70%
Cooldown: 75s

Early Game

Conquest:
Depending on your lane opponent, start yourself with shoguns or berserkers. This is incredibly important as it will grant you the protection you need while giving the attack speed to proc your passive. Early conquest you want to prioritize lane clearing before boxing, use your axe to hit the minions, then basic the archers until your passive procs then rain dance, keep hitting minions until your opponent comes close enough for your torrent to finish off the minions and hit them simultaneously. Rinse and repeat. Until you max out your 1 you will usually not finish clearing waves before your opponent and that's ok. You might get bullied early on, just watch the jungle and play it safe. Chaac does not do great in early game 1v1s. Remember, you're playing the sustain game early on, if you do this properly your opponent will eventually be either forced to back before you or die by being overly aggressive.

-Side note: Start with teleport then build into thorns or blink for conquest
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Other Gamemodes:
I often like to start games with chalice of healing and get my shoguns up as soon as possible. This grants attack speed for the passive and mana for when it's not safe to basic attack. You will be decently protected against magical damage but keep in mind you're not invincible. Once you start taking heavy damage respect the enemy while healing back up with rain dance and chalice. When the opportunity arises, back up and grab your warriors axe for that extra damage and protection. I used to build bluestone pendant for the extra late-game attack speed but I think the lifesteal from warriors axe suits Chaacs already hefty healing much better.

Mid Game

Conquest:
At this point you should have little problem guarding tower, your axe should be instakilling the entire wave of minions. Keep an eye on your laner and callout whenever they're missing. Since you played safe early on be cautious of your laner stealing your blue buff and junglers camps. If you see them trying feel free to throw your axe on the next wave of minions and follow them, your rain dance can slow them and force them to box just be careful if using it at full health as you won't get the full worth out of it. At this point you love boxing your laner, it's unlikely they'll kill you without help if they're warrior or guardian and that's perfect. When boxing you should watch your passive and spam your axe whenever its full. Throw axe, rain dance, torrent, rinse and repeat. Keep an eye on the map and make sure to only use your ultimate as a panic ability unless you are sure you can confirm a kill. The knockup and silence will usually leave the enemies to respect you and it comes with crowd control immunity which can save your life in a pinch.
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Other Gamemodes:
By this point, you should have built shoguns, warriors axe, berserkers shield, and stone cutting sword. You should be noticing the attack speed importance by this point. You should only be picking fights you think you can win but this is where the build starts snowballing. Become more aggressive, frontline for your team as much as possible. You're tanky enough to sustain a few punches but can also deal fair amounts of damage. Remember to try to keep an eye on your passive bar, try to save it for your rain dance or for the next team fight whenever possible. Any mode other than conquest feel free to spam your ult as often as possible, it has a relatively low cooldown and can come back even faster if paired with your passive.

Late Game

Conquest:
I would consider picking up chalice of the oracle whenever possible to spam wards. At this point of the game you aren't playing for kills, you're playing for your team. Try to not spam your ult or initiate with it anymore, try to combo it with your team. Your ult can absolutely devastate the enemy team if you time it right and hit their damage dealers. You have a decision to make at this point. You're done with your build, you're tanky and you do damage. Pay attention to the needs of your team. If your backline is getting decimated and the support is doing fine frontlining you should immediately turn around and try to save your adc/mage. If you're not dealing with any backline problems feel free to w key into the enemy team, chalice and fully built rain dance combined with pridwen and cadeceus can eat massive amounts of damage. If you're taking more than you can handle just back up and heal it off and you're back in the fight in ~10 seconds. Your axe and rain dance combo can also win your team entire fights if set up right. To reiterate, throw your axe behind the enemy (far away from you as possible in the direction you think they will be running away) then rain dance. Not only does the rain dance movement speed slow stack on itself, but it also reduces attack speed.
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Other Gamemodes:
There isn't much to say for this. At this point in the game you've hopefully gotten into a rhythm. You poke with your 1 which should do considerable damage to squishies. (most will try to dodge it at this point and you can use this to bait their dash) You want to be comboing your axe and rain dance to slow the enemies and allow your team to punish them. Shield of regrowth will help force this if the enemy is shying from team fights. Try to use your ult as mainly a silence on the damage dealers and only use it for the beads if in a life or death situation.

Final Summary

One of Chaac's main struggles is mobility. When against gods that limit it even further try to wait until they cast those abilities first before throwing yourself into the fight, it can make the difference between dying or getting kills. Poke as much as humanly possible with his 1 and try to always keep your passive ready. Remember you always want an axe on the ground to get full use out of torrent and rain dance. Play it safe early and get more aggressive as the game goes on. Thanks for checking out my first God guide, I hope this helped in some way and enjoy playing as the god of rain!

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