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Smite God: Anubis

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Arena
Arena Assault

Purchase Order

Shoes of the magi Notes Replace Shoes of the Magi with Shoes of Focus late game (optional).

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi

LifeSteal Notes Get Bancroft's Talon before Typhon's Fang. You can rush Bancroft's Talon first item if you like a more aggressive playstyle and want to take advantage of Sorrow ASAP.

Typhon's Fang allows you to overcap on your lifesteal while giving a large power spike. The power spike is larger if you are hurt and Bancroft's Talon's passive activates. This one is ALMOST core. You can consider something else if enemy anti healing is very relevant.

Assuming you already have Bancroft's Talon, building Typhon's Fang earlier will allow for more aggression (thanks Kriega).

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang

Penetration Notes Great on him due to his ticking damage. This item, by itself, will give you all the penetration you need for your kill combo.

My preferred slot for this item is usually 4th.

Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus

Accessory Item Notes Gem of Isolation works great with his abilities as well. The added health is a plus.

Divine Ruin For anti heal. Don't buy if enemy healing isn't relevant.

Shaman's Ring is usable in damage builds. I get this item later in my build. I don't have issues stacking it late game, especially after Spear of the Magus is online.

Rod of Tahuti works well in helping you 100 to 0 an enemy faster with the kill combo.

Obsidian Shard interacts negatively with Spear of the Magus. However, you may need to get both if the enemy team has 3+ tanks.

Spear of Desolation: More pen, high power, and some CDR. This is an OK item, especially if you don't feel comfortable buying Potion of Magical Might and plan on swapping out Shoes of the Magi for Shoes of Focus.

Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Shaman's Ring Shaman's Ring
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation

CDR Notes I like building this early in Arena for more ability usage.

Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant

Situational defense Notes Build Warlock's Staff very early so you can stack ASAP.

Health from Warlock's Staff + protections from Mantle of Discord + lifesteal from Bancroft's Talon and Sorrow = decent survivability.

Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Relics Notes Blink Rune is kinda troll too, but it's fun to blink in, wrap with Mummify, and finish with Death Gaze. Remember boys and girls, spicy plays get the lays.

Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Phantom Veil Phantom Veil

Late game consumable Notes This gives an extra 10% cdr along with some power. Definitely buy if you're not having trouble staying alive (benefits go away if you die).

Build Item Potion of Magical Might Potion of Magical Might

Example Build: Early Lifesteal Notes Rushing lifesteal helps you make full use of Sorrow ASAP.

Get Shoes of the Magi first and sell for Shoes of Focus late game (optional).

Getting Bancroft's Talon, Shoes of the Magi, and Typhon's Fang gives you crazy lifesteal and makes you a bit harder to kill. Due to Sorrow, this allows you to delay Spear of the Magus to 4th item slot. Credit to Kriega for teaching me that one.

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation

Example Build: Full Damage Notes Use your abilities wisely since this has no CDR. If you have $ leftover, I recommend getting Potion of Magical Might and the blue buff.

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Shaman's Ring Shaman's Ring
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Example Build: CDR Rush Notes Good for arena if you need to spam your abilities early. Getting the late Bancroft's Talon heavily delays your passive's full potential.

Can sell Shoes of the Magi for Shoes of Focus late game (optional).

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation

Example Build: Anti Loki Notes Replace Shoes of the Magi with Shoes of Focus late game (optional).

I love it when Mantle of Discord's passive denies Loki the kill (the passive may not work if it activates when he ults you because his ult makes him CC immune).

Most Loki players will build a ton of penetration. The HP from Warlock's Staff along with the protections from Mantle of Discord increase your survival chances against him.

This build focuses on survival first. Build Mantle of Discord earlier if receiving a lot of focus. Otherwise, build later if the Loki is kept in check. Or get something else if he's irrelevant.

Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant

Kriega's Suggestion (Magus sold for Deso late game) Notes Credit to BranMuffin for helping with explanations:

Spear of the Magus is definitely great when you can build it early. Dealing with squishies = true damage. Mid-game, when you face tanks with some protections (but not a full build), you'll also punch through a lot of their armor.

Late game, the switch to Obsidian Shard is good IF dealing with FULL tanks who have magical protections over 150. You should still have at least 1-2 items with flat penetration to help with the squishies.

Summary: The Spear of the Magus is good mid game because you'll deal more damage to gods who have at least one protection item. I would only recommend this build against tanky enemy compositions. If ALL enemies are building VERY tanky (for whatever reason), keep Spear of the Magus.

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant

Anubis's Skill Order

Plague of Locusts

Plague of Locusts

1 X
2 8 11 12 14
Mummify

Mummify

2 A
4 15 16 18 19
Grasping Hands

Grasping Hands

3 B
1 3 6 7 10
Death Gaze

Death Gaze

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20
Array ( [extreme] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 25 [display_name] => Loki [url] => loki ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => Oh boy, where to begin... Be sure to keep track of him the entire game. Keep track of when he uses his ult and how much CDR he's building. This is how long you have to play slightly more aggressively before he targets you again. Don't build as a glass cannon. Stick closer to your CC heavy team mates so they can kill him if he dives you. [[purification beads]] + [[aegis amulet]] work nicely against his ult combo (unfortunately, the reverse is also true). ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 11 [display_name] => Odin [url] => odin ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => [[ring of spears]] shuts down your lifesteal and you have no way of escaping. Buy [[phantom veil]]. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 43 [display_name] => Thanatos [url] => thanatos ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => If you're facing a good [[Thanatos]] player, don't venture too far from your base if your front liners are struggling. Be sure to keep tabs on his CDR and when he uses his ult so you can have an idea of when to play aggressive vs. passive. Even if you have full HP, his Ult combo can still delete you. One way to counter this is to lay down [[grasping hands]] directly on your feet. Pop [[aegis amulet]] before he ults you. If he silences you next, use [[purification beads]]. Wrap him with [[mummify]] and follow up with [[death gaze]]. This is VERY error prone on your end. Keep in mind that if you were successful in the above steps, he can also [[purification beads]]+[[aegis amulet]] out of your combo (meaning you burned 3 abilities while he likely only burned 2, and he'll end up killing you.) ) ) [major] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 23 [display_name] => Ares [url] => ares ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => [[no escape]] is a death trap. If your [[purification beads]] are down, you can use [[death gaze]] to make yourself cc immune. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 37 [display_name] => Athena [url] => athena ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => The [[taunt]] can lock you down and set you up to be killed. Other guardians with good initiates (they can easily dive into the action) and hard CC fall under this threat level. Without ally support, be sure to avoid them. Poke them with [[grasping hands]] to keep them away. [[mummify]] them if they are approaching you. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 88 [display_name] => Da Ji [url] => da-ji ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Same deal as [[ares]]. [[one thousand cuts]] makes her immune to the slow from [[grasping hands]]. ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 35 [display_name] => Fenrir [url] => fenrir ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Watch out for [[ragnarok]]. Your low mobility makes you a good target. Buy [[purification beads]]. You can also counter [[RAGNAROK]] with [[death gaze]]. If he uses [[Brutalize]], use: [[grasping hands]] > [[mummify]] > [[death gaze]] (or [[plague of locusts]] if [[death gaze]] is on CD). ) ) ) 1

Anubis' Threats

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Anubis' threats

Introduction and Gameplay

Anubis, is the Egyptian god of the dead. He's tough to play due to having low mobility, being squishy, and his Mummify being a skill shot. However, he has enough firepower to melt the entire enemy team, if set up correctly.

Common Abbreviations


Arena


Assault Early Game


Assault Mid/Late Game

Skill Order

I find Grasping Hands safe for wave clearing/harassment. I max this first.

I don't like Anubis's Plague of Locusts too much since it roots him, leaving him VERY vulnerable. However, this is one of your damaging abilities. After maxing Grasping Hands, whenever you can't put points into your ultimate, put points into this.

Max Mummify last. Other than a slightly longer stun duration, it doesn't give you too much use per level.

Relics

1. Aegis Amulet: Prevent being deleted by high, single hit damage ( Searing Pain for example).

2. Purification Beads: Escape from ultimates that will gurantee your death such as Fenrir's Ragnarok and Ares's No Escape.
Also note that your ultimate, Death Gaze, gives you CC immunity. You can consider that to save yourself from ultimates like Ragnarok or No Escape if your purification beads are down.
This item pairs well with Aegis Amulet.

3. Phantom Veil if there's an Odin. He may not be able to kill you by himself, especially if he's building as a full tank, but his Ring of Spears is a blaring siren that lets his team know a squishy Anubis is trapped and can't utilize his lifesteal.

General Tips/Summary

1) Stay in the back and let your team do the front lining. Clear minion waves and harass enemies with Grasping Hands.

2) Kill combo:


3) Got an annoying enemy following you? Place Grasping Hands at your feet. Chances are, the enemy will run through it. Now he's slowed. Turn around and Mummify him. Unleash Death Gaze.

4) Death Gaze can go through walls. Use Grasping Hands combined with Death Gaze for some sneaky kills.

5) Go to options, and select the "Targeting" tab.
Use a "Distance Line" and enable the "Always Show Ground Target".
I Mummify and Death Gaze on instant cast, and the Distance Line helps this.
I have Grasping Hands on instant cast, and the Ground Target helps this.
Play around with the settings until you find what works for you.

Credits

  • Branmuffin17, DV-8, and Kriega1 for various item suggestions/discussions, build order tips, and guide reviews.
  • BestMinionEver and Tlaloc for proofreading.
  • You, the reader, for taking the time to read this.

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xmysterionz (29) | March 13, 2019 7:30am
Man, I do love the title of this guide, please never change it, +1
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boogiebass (26) | March 13, 2019 10:04am
Thanks Myst!
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Kriega1 (55) | January 27, 2019 11:59pm
New build: Bancrofts, cdr boots, magus, mantle of discord, obsidian shard, chronos' pendant. sell magus for spear of deso lategame.

Just remember that Anubis' passive gives prot reduction and u don't need typhons for the full benefit. So with passive and deso u don't need magus lategame, even more so if there's a void stone on your team.

Also now that I think about it, Typhon's Fang isn't that good at all. It's expensive and only useful if no one is building anti-heal.
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boogiebass (26) | March 13, 2019 11:18am
Dammit, I'm sorry man. I didn't see this comment. Sorry for getting back to you so late.

I understand that Anubis passive gives prot reduction, but he has to get all three ticks before he gets full benefit.

Where magus really shines is in his kill combo. 3 - 2 - 4
Magus provides more overall pen, than what you proposed, for that ult set up. In the late game, you're damage is fully developed. Selling magus late game, you just lose some damage potential on that kill combo. However, if the enemy guardian isn't building heartward and thebes for his squishies, then your point is good and definitely something I'll be testing.
Mantle of discord should also be a situational pick up.

I do think your proposed build is good for tank shredding if you don't sell spear of magus.
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boogiebass (26) | March 13, 2019 11:34am
Does the prot reduction from sorrow apply to multiple targets?
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Kriega1 (55) | December 8, 2018 4:24am
Add Pythags, Mage's Blessing Start for Assault.
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boogiebass (26) | December 8, 2018 11:03am
Does this start have priority over the other 2 stArts?
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Kriega1 (55) | December 8, 2018 11:31am
Depends. Bancrofts if you want to rely on yourself, Pythags if you want to help your team (and have more squishy characters/less sustain on your team).
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DV-8 (21) | June 16, 2018 1:40am
What are your thoughts on Rod of Tahuti?
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boogiebass (26) | June 16, 2018 10:09am
Due to the nerf it received in late season 4, it is no longer THE mage item (my opinion). It doesn't offer as much utility/bonuses as other items.

For large power spikes, I prefer Typhon's Fang (especially if there's no relevant anti healing) and Shaman's Ring. Anubis has nice AoE with his Grasping Hands. The Shaman's Ring offers a nice movement speed bonus as well.
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DV-8 (21) | June 16, 2018 12:55pm
As far as power spikes, in your example full damage build, I think Shaman's Ring as a last item is generally weaker in comparison. You don't typically want your last item to be a stacking item either.

Preference can come in to play, but if we look at the item for what it provides, I think it can serve Anubis well. As a burst mage who can quickly drain an enemy's health pool, Rod can significantly enhance your burst potential and works well with your high scaling. This also works in combination with your lifesteal to give you better survivability.

That being said, additional utility could be preferred over an expensive item like Rod, but in terms of a full damage build, I think the item is a viable option and is worthy of consideration.
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Kriega1 (55) | May 27, 2018 2:10pm
Why not start tier 2 Bancrofts in Arena? It's the best start for Anubis.
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boogiebass (26) | May 27, 2018 2:13pm
Preference. He has low mobility, so I like being able to move faster in arena. But yea, I will make a note of that. Thanks.
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Kriega1 (55) | May 8, 2018 2:13pm
Anubis build with no Typhon's Fang? That and Bancroft's Talon are basically core on him together. Also stop rushing Chronos' Pendant on him, get it later in the build if you want it. Again, with Typhons there is no need for Pythagorem's Piece.
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boogiebass (26) | May 8, 2018 2:15pm
Bro, as the title says, this is my S4 guide. Not updated for S5 lol.
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Kriega1 (55) | May 8, 2018 2:19pm
I seem to have misread the years of the comments as well as the guide name. Even in season 4 though I wouldn't rush Chronos' Pendant.
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BestMinionEver (69) | May 22, 2017 4:33pm
Yes spear of the magus is great on Anubis (due to his tick damage abilities), but in Arena cdr is alpha and omega.
Your job will also 90% of the time be to kill a carry, mage or assassin. So penetration is not your key stat in arena.

Lifesteal is and will always be your first priority as anubis. So the start is good (except the boots should be dps boots). And then you put in a breastplate or chronos pendant (between pythag and bankrofts imo) instead of spear of the magus. Then it is spear of desolation or rod. I would say rod first actually, just because you will most likely get more out of the rod passive than the spear passive if you end up only being able to finish your 5th item.

Skill priority is good for arena, maxing loctus swarm can work. But grasping hands and lvl 2-3 mummify is my pref skill priority in arena as well.

All in all its a solid build and guide imo. :)
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Branmuffin17 (252) | June 27, 2017 1:34pm
Agree with CDR being a key in Arena. That said, as a standalone, Spear of the Magus is absolutely effective...easy to get max stacks, and the combination of 15 flat pen and up to 5 stacks of 10 protection reduction gets very quickly to an effective 65 penetration for you, and 50 pen for any other magical teammates. Against squishies building no protections, this allows you to deal true damage, and I would consider it my single most important pen item, especially if I have other magical teammates on my team.

In Arena, then, I would give less weight to Spear of Desolation, even though it's got great stats overall, and especially the 10% CDR. Sure, you can use the 20 flat pen too...but with no stacks, Spear of the Magus is already almost there. If I were to propose passing up Deso (or at least getting Magus first), I would suggest a nice, cheap Sands of Time at the start to make up for that CDR.

As for double-lifesteal...I don't suggest it for Anubis. It can work, sure, but it's generally considered inefficient for basically any god. One other key stat to consider...As your life goes down, Bancroft's Talon's lifesteal goes up. At 25% health, he's getting 40% lifesteal out of that...but he's actually getting higher, at least potentially.

See, you can't forget about Sorrow, his passive. At 3 stacks of damage against a target, he gets an additional 100% lifesteal. And magical lifesteal caps at 65. So really, when your health is at the point where Bancroft's lifesteal is providing 32/33% lifesteal (which is probably around 60% health), you're capping your lifesteal as long as you've got those stacks. As such, I couldn't support the idea of double-lifesteal.

So, with these 2 things in mind, I'd be looking to max CDR (or get close), likely use Spear of the Magus for my main pen item, use one lifesteal item (choice determined by user preference), and see about a bit of enhancement to survivability...one protection item on Anubis is fine, since he's so vulnerable. How would I do it?

Sands of Time (10% CDR), Shoes of Focus (now 20% CDR), Spear of the Magus / Bancroft's Talon in whichever order, Chronos' Pendant (now max 40% CDR), Rod of Tahuti, and if you get that far, sell Sands for maybe Magi's Blessing (if more Purification effect is needed) or another protection item against the biggest threats.

If you prefer Pythagorem's Piece as the lifesteal item, and since it also has CDR, I would go: Sands of Time, Shoes of the Magi (early flat pen so you don't need Spear next), Pythagorem's Piece (now 20% CDR), Spear of the Magus, Chronos' Pendant (now max 40% CDR), Rod of Tahuti, sell Sands for Spirit Robe.

Oh, and Bracer of Undoing is a totally functional relic...you might want to include that.

Make sense? Thoughts?
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boogiebass (26) | June 27, 2017 2:48pm
I honestly did not know magical life steal capped at 65.
Thanks for pointing that out.

If the late game is going well enough, what do you think about selling Sands of Time for Spear of Desolation instead of a defensive item?

I feel that Anubis is way too squishy for Bracer of Undoing, so I never considered it. But in a scenario where you get to 1v1 an enemy, this could definitely provide you an edge.

I'll archive this guide, play with your suggested items, and post an update. I've been holding off on doing this, but thanks for commenting and reminding me.
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boogiebass (26) | May 23, 2017 1:00pm
Thanks for the feedback!

You mentioned that my main targets will be ADCs, mages, and assassins. Your suggested build gives a flat +30 penetration from dps boots (shoes of the magi) and spear of desolation (assuming I can complete the build since spear of desolation was the last item). Will +30 flat pen (or less if I can't finish the build) be enough to 100 to 0 a squishy?

Also, if I'm unable to finish the build, I won't get 40% CDR since Spear of Desolation was the last item.

Overall, I agree with what you are saying, it's just that I was having way too much fun with spear of the magus after its crazy buff :P
I will try out some games with your suggested build, clean up the guide, and give you the due credit. Thank you for the suggestions! I'd love to hear back from you.
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Technotoad64 (45) | May 23, 2017 1:15pm
This graph might help. (X is the target's protections, Y is the damage done with a Zhong Kui Exorcism.)
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