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An In-Depth Discussion On Item Choices (Y10, Patch 10.1 "The Fire Giant")

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by Branmuffin17 updated January 31, 2023

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Introduction

Recent updates:

2023/1/31: Guide is current as of Patch 10.1, "The Fire Giant."

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Hello everyone! My name is Branmuffin17, and I'm a SMITEFire admin and casual SMITE player on PC. Welcome to my Items guide, which discusses the merits and viability of (most) individual items. It also covers other aspects of choosing items, including builds and build progression, appropriate itemization for god types and roles, and concepts such as mechanics of damage mitigation and how penetration / protection reduction works.

Feedback, corrections, additions, and anything else that will improve the content of this guide are appreciated. With that said, let's get into it.

Build Progression Basics for Roles/Classes



Theorycrafting and the art of optimizing builds has always been at the forefront of high-level play. Individual skill level and teamwork can make or break a team, but item choices have a huge effect as well.

The process of choosing the best items for a given situation incorporates recognition of several things, including but not limited to:


God Kit: What skills does the god have? Do they include high burst damage, or do they provide a lot of crowd control (CC)? Does the god have strong basic attacks or do they rely on abilities?
  • Scylla is a mage whose kit focuses on high, single-hit burst damage...she should focus on items that provide power and penetration. Kumbhakarna is a guardian with abilities that root, mesmerize, and knock up the enemy, so his strength is control, and cooldown reduction (CDR) items work well for him to use those abilities often.

  • Kali has a quick basic attack string, with a single target focus. Her kit should revolve around attack speed, penetration, and the key item Qin's Sais. Vulcan has a passive that enhances his survivability and sustain when he hits enemies with abilities, and his Inferno Cannon deals basic attack damage better than he ever could...he should just concentrate on ability use.

Damage Types & Scaling: Does the god have single-hit skills, or can their abilities hit multiple times in succession (either tick or DoT damage)? What is the scaling of said abilities (+ X% of your physical/magical power)? The higher the scaling is, the more that the power stat will increase the damage potential.
  • Single-hit abilities benefit more from non-stacking penetration items, such as Obsidian Shard and Titan's Bane. Basic attackers will often build stacking protection reduction from basics, provided by items such as Demonic Grip (magical) and The Executioner (physical).

  • Do the god's skills have high base damage and low scaling, or low base damage and high scaling? High scaling strongly benefits from higher power (e.g. Cupid's Heart Bomb has 150% scaling (through both hits) and often indicates that they're meant to be built for damage. Inversely, low scaling (e.g. Geb's Shock Wave has 50% scaling) is a hint that they should be focusing less on damage and more on tanking or utility.

Game Mode: Are you playing Conquest and expect to find yourself alone or with only one other teammate for a good portion of the match? Are you playing Duel, where it's just you and an enemy? Or are you playing Arena, where it's a constant teamfight?
  • In Conquest, starter items (which were designed specifically with Conquest in mind) are almost always suggested, as they provide important early stats in a very reasonably-priced item. Early sustain (health, mana, or both) is helpful to allow you to stay out and farm longer.

  • In Duel, you only have to worry about one god, so counter-building is a key component of an effective build. Against a basic attacker like Kali, physical protections such as Midgardian Mail can work well to slow her attack and give you a second of breathing room when she engages.

  • In teamfight modes, aura items can have effects on multiple gods at once, and threat of damage from multiple enemies at any time can mean protections can have a more significant effect.

Team Compositions: Once you're familiar with the gods, you can easily recognize if an enemy team is likely to be tanky, squishy, or if there's an imbalance (e.g. 4 magical gods and only 1 physical god). It's a bit easier in Conquest since roles are assigned, but for teamfight modes, it will also have an effect on which god you choose (depending on teammates choices, role calling, etc.).
  • If you're a tank, and you see the enemy team has 4 physical gods, the physical protection aura from Sovereignty, purchased early, is going to have a beneficial effect for your whole team. Likewise, if you see that multiple gods on your team are basic-attack oriented, choosing Shogun's Kusari will help enhance their damage output.

  • If you're a physical basic attacker, and you have 2 other strong physical gods on your team, getting a protection reduction item such as The Executioner will help increase their damage. As a magical god, Demonic Grip (for basic attackers) or Spear of the Magus provides bonus damage for teammates on the target you affect.

Item Costs: What is the gold cost of the item? Especially in longer game modes with slower gold accumulation (such as Conquest), choosing a high cost item early in the game can mean that you're still working to complete it while the enemy already has completed their lower-cost item of choice, giving them a significant statistical advantage at least until you're able to finish your item.
  • Building appropriate lower-cost items early in a match can lay the foundation of needed stats to enhance the effects of higher-cost items later in a match. Building enough cheaper items that provide necessary function (e.g. The Executioner provides AS and high protection reduction @ 2,200 gold) earlier to take advantage of a mid/late-build Qin's Sais (2,600 gold) can make sure its effectiveness is immediately felt.

  • This doesn't mean that higher-cost items cannot ever be built early without good effect. In cases where you're able to get significantly ahead in farm (due to pressure, kills, securing the Gold Fury, etc.), it can give you enough gold difference to get an expensive item earlier. Items like Doom Orb (2,850 gold) can give you very functional early effect (high power, movement speed) that balances the cost.

Personal Playstyle: As quoted by Krett: “The core of every build in every game that has a build – even an MMO like World of Warcraft – is the methodology,” explains Krett. “What are you doing and how does your build help you do it?” In other words, how do you play, and how can you tailor a build to best suit your playstyle?
  • Aggressive Playstyle: Do you find yourself overextending a lot? Are you able to easily get kills, but then have problems getting out alive? Of course, the optimal solution is to train yourself to recognize optimal situations where you can attack, with a high probability of survival, by watching enemy ability use (making sure their CC abilities or ults are down), gaining better awareness of surroundings and teammate proximity to help, etc. However, as an example, one build style you might consider is to build some protection instead of going full glass cannon, or get some additional movespeed to help you escape.

  • Having to back constantly due to low health, mana, or both: Do you take too much damage, too often, in comparison to enemies? Do you constantly find that you quickly run out of mana? For health, choosing items with additional health or protections can help you stay out longer, but you might also consider items providing lifesteal or HP5 (health regeneration) early in a build. For mana, consider 2 options: 1) learn to choose the best times to use abilities, rather than just spamming them when they're available, or 2) building items providing additional mana or MP5 (mana regeneration).

  • Consider God Choice: If you have an aggressive playstyle, it's probably better for you to choose Bacchus or Sobek over Khepri. If you're much more comfortable hanging back and poking or protecting from distance, you might find more enjoyment playing Eset over Chang'e, or Geb instead of Ymir. Learn the strengths of each god, and consider honing your skills with those gods that fit your personal preference.



The following is a brief and general breakdown of standard build progression based on build type (tank, bruiser, full damage), rather than on class.


Tanks

Summary: Tanks choose items that provide protections and health, with the intent of soaking up a lot of damage and being a major distraction to the enemy team. Guardians and Warriors are most often built tanky.

General Role: Full tanks are usually built in the Support role in Conquest, though many Guardians and Warriors in the Solo lane may also build similarly. They have great function in all other modes to help soak damage, disrupt enemies, and protect teammates.

Build progression: In almost all modes, starter items are built first, and protection / health / CDR items are built after that. Later in a build, expect to see more situational utility and counter items to fit the needs of the match. You (almost) never see full offensive items being built. Here is an example:

Tank Build Progression
  1. Optional Starter Item
  2. Protection item (usually against highest threat)
  3. Protection or CDR item
  4. Protection or CDR item
  5. Situational / counter item
  6. Situational / counter item

Common Starter Items:

Common Defensive Items:

Common Counter / Utility Items:

Bruisers

Summary: Bruiser builds and playstyles may combine offensive and defensive stats in their item choices, often to help counter specific enemies while retaining a good amount of damage potential. Gods with abilities providing high base damage can build mostly protections and still be a strong offensive threat. Matches in the duel mode often build both defense and offense to specifically counter the one enemy they're facing.

General Role: Conquest Solo-laners, as well as select Junglers, will often build as Bruisers. In other modes, almost any god can go Bruiser, depending on the situation. Bruisers may come from almost all classes other than Hunters (who usually are best built as full damage/Glass Cannon), but are typified by the Assassin, Guardian, and Warrior classes more than others.

Unique Non-Warrior Class Examples of Gods Sometimes Built As Bruisers:
Build progression: Starter items are typically built first. What follows depends on the god, build preference, and mode. For Warriors in the Conquest Solo-Lane, they'll usually get an item that counters their lane enemy 2nd. For Assassins, the 2nd item might be an offensive item rather than defensive. Here is an example:

Bruiser Build Progression
  1. Optional Starter Item
  2. Damage or Protection item (highest threat)
  3. Damage or Protection item
  4. Situational / counter item
  5. Situational / counter item
  6. Situational / counter item

Common Bruiser Starter Items:

Common Defensive Items:

Common Offensive / Utility Items:


Full Damage (Glass Cannon)



Summary: Full damage (AKA glass cannon) builds focus on maximizing damage (at the cost of survivability) via stats like power, penetration, lifesteal, attack speed, and CDR. "The best defense is a good offense" is a perfect motto for them. They may occasionally build one item with some protection function, but generally want as much damage as they can get.

General Role: Gods that choose full damage are commonly in the Assassin, Hunter and Mage classes. The Conquest roles associated with higher damage builds include ADC, Jungler, and Mid-Laner.

Build progression: Starter items are typically built first. Depending on the god, all following items look to increase their power, penetration, CDR, attack speed, critical strike chance (physical gods only)...things that increase their damage output.

Full Damage Build Progression
  1. Optional Starter Item
  2. Damage and / or Utility
  3. Damage and / or Utility
  4. Damage and / or Utility
  5. Damage and / or Utility
  6. Damage and / or Utility

Common Starter Items:

Common Damage Items:

Starting Items



Starter items are effective low-cost items intended to support the early stages of a match. They are designed mainly for use in the Conquest mode, but can be helpful in other modes as well. While they are quickly outclassed by standard Tier 3 items, they can be upgraded later in the game and are almost always worth considering.

There are 3 starter items intended for each of the 5 roles (Carry, Support, Jungler, Mid-Lane, Solo-Lane), plus an additional starter with specific anti-heal counter function. However, all classes can consider any of the starters, so you can tailor your start to the needs you have.

This section is organized by Starter items intended mainly for the 5 Conquest roles. Note that some starters categorized in one role can still be useful in others. For example, Death's Toll is a popular pickup for basic attacking gods in the Solo lane.


ADC (Carry) Starters

ADC (Carry) Starters


Jungler Starters

Jungler Starter Items


Mid Starters

Mid Starters


Solo Starters

Solo Starters


Support Starters

Support Starters

Movement Speed Scaling & Movespeed Items


Early Level Movement Scaling


As of Patch 8.7 "Mid-Season," Boots, Shoes, and their upgrades have been removed from the game. Instead, all players will gain movement speed as they level at the following rate:
  • Players at level 1 will have +0% Movement Speed
  • Players at level 2 will have +3% Movement Speed
  • Players at level 3 will have +6% Movement Speed
  • Players at level 4 will have +9% Movement Speed
  • Players at level 5 will have +12% Movement Speed
  • Players at level 6 will have +15% Movement Speed
  • Players at level 7 through 20 will have +18% Movement Speed

Items that provide additional movement speed are covered below. They can enhance mobility for faster rotations, as well as provide other utility not found in other items. Many of these are picked up fairly early in a match, when needed in a particular build. Examples include Doom Orb or Charon's Coin for Mid-Lane Mages, and the Katana tree (e.g. Stone Cutting Sword and / or Golden Blade) for Assassin Junglers.

Movement speed has high value in Season 8's Conquest map, due to the large size of the map.

Universal Movement Speed Items






Breastplate of Regrowth
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. While it requires using a god that has healing in their kit, it provides strong physical protection a huge boost to movement speed that can be used quite often.

This provides the same base % penetration as Obsidian Shard, but with a strong utility feel. Solid mid/late-game item.


Lotus Sickle
Viability, Usage & Status: Situational Viability. Only functions well for gods that are able to heal others, but provides some helpful protections that should make it a supportive consideration.

Definitely an item you can consider for select gods with teammate healing, such as Artio, Guan Yu and Terra.


Relic Dagger
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. While it's very cheap and has high health, the passive functions only for relics so you need to be a god that's utilizing a specific relic or two very often.

Popular for gods that use Blink Rune strategically to lock down and secure kills, or have ults that can affect multiple enemies or a large area at once.


Talisman of Energy
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. It has good health and protections, but it requires kills / assists for temporary stacking of MS and AS, making it better for laning stages than late-game situations.

This item is not currently in favor, due to an influx of new items and a revamp of other items that saw their effectiveness increase. This could see a buff to bring it more in line with other items. Can be useful in non-Conquest teamfight modes like Slash or Arena.


Toxic Blade
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Utility option for basic attackers to add anti-heal function.

This is an item that can be used situationally to counter enemy healing and lifesteal. It comes with a bit of health, flat pen and attack speed, but no power, so you're mostly trading damage out for the anti-heal. However, there's a boxing aspect here, where your hits decrease the enemy's attack speed while increasing your own fairly significantly, so you might consider this as an alternative to an item like Odysseus' Bow.


War Flag
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Considered a support starter but its stats are somewhat mediocre. Possibly more functional in teamfight modes.

This item provides some decent gold gain and health/mana sustain, but is touted for the movement and attack speed it can provide situationally. It's meant for aggressive play but when minions aren't being cleared, it's not providing much benefit. The upgrades for this starter also have an offensive focus, which are often overshadowed by more defensive options.


War Banner
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. One of the upgrade options for War Flag, it provides enhanced stats of the base item but comes with the same issues.

If you like what War Flag brings in the early game, you might feel the same about this upgrade. If you find War Flag's passive benefits too situational, you'll feel the same about this as well.


Winged Blade
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Defensive utility option for Tanks or Bruisers, as a counter to slows. Picked up late for added utility, especially in teamfights.

For a low price, you get added movespeed and some tankiness to enemy slows. The new passive feature that shares MS with nearby teammates makes it quite helpful.




Magical Movement Speed Items






Charon's Coin
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mostly an offensive item that provides power and % pen, with a unique passive giving some HP5 and movement speed.

This provides the same base % penetration as Obsidian Shard, but with a strong utility feel. Solid mid/late-game item. This or Ob Shard should be generally core for ability-based mage damage builds.


Doom Orb
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Expensive, but provides very solid power and a ton of utility. Great for rotations in Conquest.

Some rush this early in Conquest for the huge boost in power, decent mana, and strong rotation speed. Otherwise, it's a solid mid/late game item if you want offensive potential with MS.


Hastened Ring
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Situational use for magical gods with strong basic attack function.

This item grants 6 seconds of high mobility for boxing when basic attacking, before requiring a 25 second CD to become available again. Can see some good effect for some magical gods such as Chronos, Freya, Olorun, and Sol.


Rod of Asclepius
Viability, Usage & Status: Situational Viability. Optional item for healers to enhance group healing.

Not only does this item enhance healing, but the added move speed and health provide good survival utility for healing mages, since they usually don't have escapes. Usually picked up after movement speed and CDR items, but can be purchased late if other items are preferred earlier.


Physical Movement Speed Items






Atalanta's Bow
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid to late-game AS and pen option for basic-attackers that adds situational mobility.

The combination of power, attack speed, % penetration, and enhanced mobility makes this a functional item for basic attackers.


Bladed Boomerang
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Crit item that provides situational (possibly inconvenient) added buffs.

While the general stats are helpful, the passive requires you to pick up a deployable to gain the added benefits (MS and more crit chance), which can be difficult or annoying while in the middle of a fight.


Demon Blade
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Formerly called Wind Demon, this is a well-rounded item for crit builds.

This item provides well rounded offensive stats with added % penetration and movement speed for a time when you critically strike.


Golden Blade
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Strategic item to aid minion clear for gods that have otherwise weak clearing abilities or want to save their abilities for fighting gods. Core for certain Assassins in the Jungle, and is also seen in the Solo lane. Not typically recommended for teamfight modes.

This is a specialized item for Assassins in the Jungle, allowing for quick and efficient camp clear without the need to use abilities. This can ease mana consumption and allow abilities to be ready for enemy god encounters, and is essential for some gods whose abilities don't clear camps well (e.g. Arachne).

Solo-laners also pick this up situationally in the early game for quicker camp clear and early pressure.

WARNING: Assassins & Warriors only! Cannot buy for Hunters!


Hastened Katana
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Strategic option for basic attacking Assassins and Warriors, specifically to help stay close to enemies. Picked up at all stages of the game.

This is a specialized attack speed item, allowing you to move at full speed even when basic attacking (as long as you connect), which is particularly helpful when boxing.

Popularly used for Kali and Bakasura, and may be situationally functional for Warriors like Vamana.

WARNING: Assassins and Warriors only! Cannot buy for Hunters!


Serrated Edge
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. High % pen option for gods that utilize both abilities and basic attacks.

This item provides well-rounded stats in a main option for % pen. Provides some lifesteal, with a boost of power and lifesteal the more abilities you have on cooldown. This makes it great for continuing to engage with basics after using a lot of your abilities.


Shadowdrinker
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Utility item for Assassins that are looking to jump from target to target without being detected.

The power is good, but the flat pen isn't that high, so you're picking this item specifically for the passive, which gives you a stealth and MS boost effect for a short time after killing an enemy. Requiring you to get the last hit in a teamfight might make this niche for late-game use, but it can allow you to sneak around without getting targeted.

Stacking Items



Available for use in all modes except Assault, these permanent stacking items are useful for their powerful, fully-stacked stats. Because stacks are built by killing minions, it takes time to reach its max-stack, evolved form. They are thus most effective when purchased early, and in modes where matches are longer.

This doesn't mean you can't effectively build stacks in Arena, for example, but care and thought as to team composition and need should be utilized.

*NOTE* This list doesn't include stacking items such as Charon's Coin that are stacked differently (via god kills / assists). It also does not cover temporary stack items such as Doom Orb or Talisman of Energy.


Magical Stacking Items






Book of Thoth
... Base Stats ...

97.5 Magical Power*
250 Mana
+20 MP5
... Full Stacks ...

180 Magical Power*
10 Magical Penetration
1,000 Mana
+20 MP5

PASSIVE: You permanently gain 10 Mana per Stack, and receive 5 Stacks for a god kill and 1 Stack for a minion kill (max 75 Stacks). 7% of your Mana from items is converted to Magical Power. At 75 Stacks this item Evolves, gaining 10 Magical Penetration and 3% extra Mana to Power conversion.

Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Helpful for gods looking for good power and a huge mana pool. Cannot be used in Assault.

This is a popular pick for almost any Mid-Lane / Damage Mage looking for high power and a mana pool that essentially guarantees they won't run out. It should be built early to build stacks. Paired commonly with a later Book of the Dead to add survivability. If you need some early CDR, grab Sands of Time as a starter.

*NOTE* The true power contribution of this item depends on the total mana of the god & items chosen. You can easily see a final power contribution from this item at over 200 power.

In modes where backing often is common, the huge mana pool isn't needed quite as badly, and other, non-stacking items might be suggested.


Warlock's Staff
... Base Stats ...

95 Magical Power
150 Health
200 Mana
... Full Stacks ...

155 Magical Power
225 Health
200 Mana
10% Magical Penetration

PASSIVE: You permanently gain +0.8 health and +1 magical power per stack, and receive 5 stacks per god kill, and 1 stack per minion kill. Max 75 stacks.

Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Interesting set of stats, especially for a stacking item. The power is nice but the added health isn't quite enough to make it a true bruiser item. Cannot be used in Assault.

This item sits in an interesting spot, providing high power and some health. Being a stacking item, you typically want to purchase it early, but it's currently overshadowed by Book of Thoth. The % penetration is a nice touch and some people prefer this to Thoth.


Physical Stacking Items


This section will discuss two physical power items that require stacking; they provide significantly different stats.






Devourer's Gauntlet
... Base Stats ...

30 physical power
15% lifesteal
... Full Stacks ...

65 physical power
20% lifesteal
10 physical penetration

Killing an enemy god or minion gives you stacks of +0.7 Physical Power and +0.2 Physical Lifesteal. You receive 5 stacks for a god kill and 1 stack for a minion kill. At 50 stacks this item Evolves, gaining 10 Physical Penetration.

Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Early option for sustain (via lifesteal) and good power as stacks are built. Lacks attack speed. Cannot be used in Assault.

"Devo's" is most commonly built on Hunters as the 1st main item in a build. For the basic-attacking hunter, this provides good stats for the cost. It's not usually suggested on more ability-reliant hunters or other classes.

While this is a strong option for early health sustain, the current meta looks like Asi is the preferred first item for most hunters, as it doesn't require stacking, provides attack speed, and has situationally much higher lifesteal potential.


Transcendence
... Base Stats ...

*44 physical power*
300 mana
+10 MP5

... Full Stacks ...

*102 physical power*
1050 mana
+10 MP5
10% CDR

Passive: Permanently gain +15 mana per stack, and receive 5 stacks per god kill and 1 stack per minion kill. Max 50 stacks. *Additionally, 3% of your Mana is converted to Physical Power. At 50 stacks this item Evolves, gaining 10% Cooldown Reduction.*

Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Standard pick for an ability user looking for a huge mana pool. Cannot be used in Assault.

Picked up mostly by ability-reliant gods that rely on burst damage, or hybrid gods that use both basic attacks and abilities often. Seen in both the Carry (ADC) and Jungler roles, as well as for strong scaling Solos such as Chaac.

This item provides an incredible pool of mana as it stacks, making it a good item for modes where longer stays in-lane are important and mana use is potentially high. It's also the item that provides the highest power contribution of all physical items upon gaining full stacks.

The true power contribution of this item depends on the total mana of the god and items chosen. You will generally see at least 67 additional power coming at full stacks (a total of 102 power!).

Since it doesn't provide health sustain, it's a better choice if the god has some healing within their kit; otherwise, they'll likely have to supplement with specific lifesteal items later, such as Asi, Bloodforge, or Serrated Edge.

Magical & Physical Protections (Quick & Dirty Resource)



This section provides a quick summary for T3 items with survival stats. Categories are separated into Universal protections / health, Magical protections and Physical protections. I will briefly indicate typical users and the most important functions they provide.


Universal Protection / Health Items


This section contains items that provide dual protections, health, or both. Not all items that provide health are listed here...only the ones where health/survival is a large part of its contribution to overall stats.





Abyssal Stone: Key Functions: Apply negative CDR to enemies. Typical users: Aggressive tanks.

Archdruid's Fury: Key Functions: Burst basic attack damage. Typical users: Aggressive tanks.

Caduceus Club: Key Functions: Enhanced healing. Typical users: Healing tanks. Limitations: Physical gods only.

Cannoneer's Cuirass: Key Functions: Quicker wave clear for early lane pressure. Typical users: Aggressive tanks.

Gauntlet of Thebes: Key Functions: Balanced protections, team protection aura. Typical users: Supports. Limitations: None.

Lono's Mask: Key Functions: Damage mitigation to all incoming damage sources. Typical users: Non-standard gods in a Support role. Limitations: Assassin / Hunter / Mage only.

Magi's Cloak: Key Functions: Anti-CC. Typical users: Tanks, desperate squishies against high amounts of CC.

Mail of Renewal: Key Functions: Sustain in teamfights. Typical users: Tanks.

Manticore's Spikes: Key Functions: Bonus damage for teammates. Typical users: Tanks.

Mantle of Discord: Key Functions: Balanced protections / CDR. Typical users: Tanks.

Pridwen: Key Functions: High CDR / Dual Protections. Typical users: Tanks.

Prophetic Cloak: Key Functions: CDR / base mitigations. Typical users: Tanks.

Spirit Robe: Key Functions: CDR / Anti-CC / mitigations. Typical users: All gods, situationally.

Stone of Binding: Key Functions: Team penetration / aggression. Typical users: Tanks / gods with lots of CC.

Stone of Gaia: Key Functions: High health sustain. Typical users: Tanks.


Magical Protection Items




Absolution: Key Functions: Team CC immunity. Typical users: Tanks.

Fae-Blessed Hoops: Key Functions: CDR, situational health shield. Typical users: Healing supports.

Genji's Guard: Key Functions: CDR / mana sustain. Typical users: Tanks.

Heartward Amulet: Key Functions: Magical protection aura / team mana sustain. Typical users: Tanks.

Oni Hunter's Garb: Key Functions: Damage mitigation. Typical users: Tanks.

Pestilence: Key Functions: Anti-heal aura. Typical users: Tanks.

Shogun's Kusari: Key Functions: CDR, team attack speed / objective damage. Typical users: Tanks.

Talisman of Energy: Key Functions: Team mobility / team aggression. Typical users: Tanks.

Winged Blade: Key Functions: Team movement speed / countering slows. Typical users: Tanks.


Physical Protection Items




Berserker's Shield: Key Functions: anti-physical / basic attack boost. Typical users: Basic attacking tanks.

Breastplate of Regrowth: Key Functions: CDR / mana / mobility. Typical users: Healing tanks.

Breastplate of Valor: Key Functions: High CDR / mana. Typical users: Tanks.

Contagion: Key Functions: Anti-Heal. Typical users: Tanks.

Emperor's Armor: Key Functions: Objective offense / defense. Typical users: Tanks.

Gladiator's Shield: Key Functions: Anti-physical / ability kill commit. Typical users: Ability-based tanks / Solo-laners.

Lotus Sickle: Key Functions: Added protections on healing. Typical users: Tanks.

Midgardian Mail: Key Functions: Anti-basic attack. Typical users: Tanks.

Mystical Mail: Key Functions: Aggression / minion clear. Typical users: Solo-laners.

Phalanx: Key Functions: Minion clear / wave push. Typical users: Solo-laners.

Sovereignty: Key Functions: Team physical protection / health sustain. Typical users: Tanks.

Spectral Armor: Key Functions: Anti-crit. Typical users: All gods, situationally.

Penetration / Protection Reduction

Protection Reduction / Penetration Calculations



Protection Reduction and Penetration items are extremely functional and necessary for damage-dealers in all game modes. Both types aim to increase your damage output, but are calculated in different ways, and have drastically different effects in various situations. We will look at both groups separately, as well as how they can work together.

Firstly, however, it's important to know the calculation hierarchy when dealing with these stats:

% Protection Reduction > Flat Protection Reduction > % Penetration > Flat Penetration

What exactly does this mean? Specifically, the effect from the first type (% protection reduction) is calculated first. Adjusted numbers are then modified down the line, in that order.

*NOTE* One final calculation is made after Protection Reduction and Penetration. This is called Damage Mitigation / Damage Reduction, and is applied by very unique items, such as Oni Hunter's Garb, Spirit Robe, and Warrior's Blessing. Some gods also have this built into their kits. However, that will not be discussed further in this section.

The main point of inefficiency comes when you mix any protection reduction with % penetration. This isn't necessarily a big deal, but any protection reduction that is present reduces the amount that % pen further reduces. Here are some examples of calculations to show you what is happening in these situations.

Calculations and Examples

Further Discussion on Penetration vs. Protection Reduction

Inters3ct's Video Guide Explaining Penetration, Protections and Mitigations


Gods with Protection Reduction / Penetration



Some gods even have built in skills or passives that give similar stats. Here is a list of gods and the skills they incorporate:



Key Differences



Finally, let's look at key differences between Protection Reduction and Penetration.


Key aspects of Protection Reduction:

Pros
Cons
  • Protection Reduction is a debuff. This means that when under the effects of Protection Reduction, ANY damage source of the same type (magical / physical) will be enhanced...not just yours! (Note that minions and objectives deal physical damage)

  • Protection reduction DOES affect Gold Fury, Fire Giant, and Titan.

  • Stacking items such as The Executioner and Demonic Grip don't overlap stacks, BUT if two gods have the same stacking item and are attacking the same target, max stacks can be achieved quickly.
  • Decreases effectiveness of % penetration items/skills.

  • DOES NOT affect minions, towers or phoenixes.

  • Identical auras (such as having 2 Void Shields or 2 Void Stones) DO NOT stack.

  • Stacking items require multiple hits to reach full potency.

  • Stacked Protection Reduction can be CC cleansed (e.g. Purification, Hel's Cleanse, Chang'e's Moonlit Waltz, etc.), and would have to be reapplied.


Key aspects of Penetration:

Pros
Cons
  • Both Flat and % Penetration enhance your damage vs objectives such as towers and phoenixes, as well as objective minions such as the Gold Fury, Fire Giant, and Titan.

  • These items don't require stacking, and are thus very functional for use with both ability-based and basic-attacking gods.
  • Penetration is a personal buff. It directly increases only YOUR damage.

  • DOES NOT affect minions.

  • Effect of % penetration is reduced by ANY Protection Reduction item or skill.




Magical Penetration Items


Magical penetration items are picked up at all points of a build. Flat Penetration is typically more helpful in the earlier stages of a build, and are more effective against squishy enemies. % Penetration is usually more useful in the later parts of a build, though some of these items are more commonly picked up mid-build.




Charon's Coin
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Utility offensive item that is often built in the mid portions of a build. Building earlier helps gain stacks.

This item provides strong % pen and is best considered as a higher-utility version of Obsidian Shard. It has an interesting but complex passive that gives added HP5 and movement speed. When it evolves, you can get a health shield or an additional boost of MS.

You typically want to build it before the late stages of a build for the stacks. Gives offensive gods some level of added sustain and survivability, while also being great at damaging tanks.


Divine Ruin
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Anti-healing counter item.

This is a strong counter item to healers of all types. Good to pick up in the mid-game, and the flat pen is effective against squishier targets.


Obsidian Shard
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Main penetration / anti-tank function.

This can be used as a main penetration item for ability-users against tanks, where it will deeply cut through their protection. Best to pick up in the late game.


Rod of Tahuti
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid to late-game damage item for mages, functional boost for healers with low health teammates.

This expensive item provides high power, with a significant boost in power application toward low health targets. This power converts to bonus damage to help finish low health enemies off, while on the flipside, it can boost heal scaling for low health teammates. Due to the strength of the stats, it can be purchased fairly early in a build, but due to the high cost, is easier to purchase later.


Spear of Desolation
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid to late-game damage item for mages, niche use for aggressive guardians.

The combination of power, CDR, and flat penetration is useful for basically any magical god looking for extra damage.


Spear of the Magus
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Provides good base stats for the user, with added lifesteal and a damage increase for all teammates that attack an affected target. Best in the middle of a build.

Strong universal item that provides bonus damage that's especially helpful in teamfights.


Staff of Myrddin
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid to late-game CDR + burst item for mages.

This item provides some well-balanced stats, but the passive interaction with the ultimate means it's not going to be extremely effective for all gods. Great for gods that initiate with ults and immmediately follow up with other damaging abilities.


Toxic Blade
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Utility option for basic attackers to add anti-heal function.

This is an item that can be used situationally to counter enemy healing and lifesteal. It comes with a bit of health, flat pen and attack speed, but no power, so you're mostly trading damage out for the anti-heal. However, there's a boxing aspect here, where your hits decrease the enemy's attack speed while increasing your own fairly significantly, so you might consider this as an alternative to an item like Odysseus' Bow.


Typhon's Fang
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Functional as the 2nd lifesteal item for select gods, and as a 1st lifesteal items for gods that have lifesteal in their kits. Is often seen in the middle to late portions of a build.

There are specific gods that will get the best use out of this item. Magical ADCs can use this, but the most popular user of this item is [[Anubis], who relies on lifesteal to stay alive in most engagements. The passive lifesteal boost can partially counteract anti-heal.


Warlock's Staff
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Interesting set of stats, especially for a stacking item. The power is nice but the added health doesn't seem like enough. Cannot be used in Assault.

This item sits in an interesting spot, where it doesn't really belong in the early game, and stacking late doesn't make a lot of sense.

You can consider mid-game, perhaps, for the combination of stats, but there are probably better items to build right now.


Magical Protection Reduction Items


There's only one major offensive protection reduction item, and one tank item that is shared with both physical and magical gods.




Demonic Grip
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Huge mid-game damage for basic-attacking Mages.

This is an essential penetration item for Mage ADCs focusing on basic attack damage, such as Chronos, Freya, Olorun and Sol. The attack speed increase, paired with high % protection reduction, gives a huge boost to damage output.


Stone of Binding
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Aggressive item for tanks with lots of CC to apply protection reduction to their targets.

Solid tank item with offensive function, providing health, balanced protections and some mana sustain. This item now scales fairly well into the late-game due to the passive decreasing protection reductions to affected enemies.


Physical Penetration Items


Physical penetration items are picked up throughout a build. There are a wide variety of options, with various effects at different stages of the game.




Atalanta's Bow
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid to late-game AS and pen option for basic-attackers that adds situational mobility.

The combination of power, attack speed, % penetration, and enhanced mobility makes this a functional item for basic attackers.


Brawler's Beat Stick
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Anti-heal for mid to late game ability-reliant gods.

High power and flat pen combined with an anti-heal effect is a great offensive counter to a self or group healer. Often a good choice for a Warrior, to counter an enemy Solo-Laner such as Amaterasu, Chaac, Guan Yu, Hercules, or any magical healer.


Demon Blade
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Formerly called Wind Demon, this is a well-rounded item for crit builds.

This item provides well rounded offensive stats with added % penetration and movement speed for a time when you critically strike.


Dominance
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Strong penetration item for gods that rely on basic attacks.

This builds off the same tree as Transcendence and Heartseeker, sharing high power and a source of mana. The bonus penetration on basic attacks makes it a key item for Hunters, but as it only works on basic attacks, doesn't apply to abilities or item-based procs such as Qin's Sais or Odysseus' Bow bonus damage. Strong for crit-based builds and when you want some mana sustain.


Fail-Not
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Hunter-specific, offensive utility for teamfights.

This item provides good power, along with high CDR, some crit chance and % pen, providing solid stats for hunters that want CDR that's especially helpful for more ult use.

The passive will find better use in a teamfight, as it creates a crit debuff on affected enemies, allowing ALL teammates the chance to deal critical strikes. However, the main draw will be for the main stats.


Heartseeker
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Strong aggression with burst damage potential, especially against high-health targets.

This is a strong item that is typically built late game, due to the high price and the stronger effectiveness against high-health targets. Best for gods that rely heavily on ability damage, and more effective with a full damage build.


Hydra's Lament
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Great damage boost for gods that attack cancel.

Provides bonus damage on basic attacks performed immediately after using abilities. Along with CDR and penetration, it makes this a key damage booster for select gods that use both basics and abilities (mainly Assassins such as Awilix, Susano, Ravana, Loki, etc.).


Jotunn's Wrath
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Early to mid-game CDR for ability-reliant gods.

People generally buy this for the CDR to help spam their abilities, not for the penetration it brings, which is just an added bonus.

Usually picked up in the early to mid game, and is not recommended for most basic attackers.


Serrated Edge
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. High % pen option for gods that utilize both abilities and basic attacks.

This item provides well-rounded stats in a main option for % pen. Provides some lifesteal, with a boost of power and lifesteal the more abilities you have on cooldown. This makes it great for continuing to engage with basics after using a lot of your abilities.


Shadowdrinker
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Utility item for Assassins that are looking to jump from target to target without being detected.

The power is good, but the flat pen isn't that high, so you're picking this item specifically for the passive, which gives you a stealth and MS boost effect for a short time after killing an enemy. Requiring you to get the last hit in a teamfight might make this niche for late-game use, but it can allow you to sneak around without getting targeted.


Silverbranch Bow
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Late-game, high attack speed item that provides benefit from overcapping attack speed.

This item should see the most benefit from builds building high attack speed and incorporating Qin's Sais, due to the attack speed and penetration. Gods that have strong attack speed steroids may also find use for this item when looking to get the most out of Qin's passive at all times.

With starter items and their upgrades often finding a permanent place in builds, as well as a nerf to Atalanta's Bow and the creation and popularity of the item Dominance, it's become a bit more difficult to fit this into some builds.


Soul Eater
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Power + lifesteal/sustain item for hybrid basic / ability attackers.

This is an interesting item that is generally meant for gods that utilize both basic attacks and abilities (e.g. ability-reliant hunters, some assassins), with specific intent to provide sustain from all attacks.

Although it's a stacking item, it won't take long to evolve, as ANY nearby death (friend or foe, including minions) will provide stacks. That said, it's used very situationally and mainly in the Solo lane. Without providing any protections, it's used early for the sustain and to maintain pressure.


The Crusher
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid to late-game damage option for hybrid gods that provides strong bonus damage.

This is a mid to late-game pickup for gods that use both basics and abilities, providing a great combination of damage-focused stats. Due to its passive scaling, it's most effective in high-power builds.


Titan's Bane
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Specific anti-tank function.

The main benefit is for ability-users against tanks, where it will deeply cut through their protection. The passive can allow for penetration past the 40% cap. Best to pick up in the late-game.


Toxic Blade
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Utility option for basic attackers to add anti-heal function.

This is an item that can be used situationally to counter enemy healing and lifesteal. It comes with a bit of health, flat pen and attack speed, but no power, so you're mostly trading damage out for the anti-heal. However, there's a boxing aspect here, where your hits decrease the enemy's attack speed while increasing your own fairly significantly, so you might consider this as an alternative to an item like Odysseus' Bow.


Physical Protection Reduction Items




There's only one major offensive protection reduction item, and one tank item that is shared with both physical and magical gods.



The Executioner
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid / late-game basic attacker's option.

Popular penetration-type item for basic attackers. Requires stacking from basic attacks to gain full function.


Stone of Binding
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Aggressive item for tanks with lots of CC to apply protection reduction to their targets.

Solid tank item with offensive function, providing health, balanced protections and some mana sustain. This item now scales fairly well into the late-game due to the passive decreasing protection reductions to affected enemies.

CDR: Item Combos and the Need (?) to Max



CDR (Cooldown Reduction) is a highly prized stat that is greatly appreciated by all gods that rely heavily on their abilities to be effective. The stat is capped at 40%, which means it's important to think ahead when planning your build...there are many choices, and simply getting two 20% CDR items (e.g. Breastplate of Valor + Pridwen) means you limit yourself from getting full effectiveness from other items that could potentially provide more function.

In addition, there are a couple of temporary buffs that increase your CDR temporarily: the Blue Mana buff and the Potion of Magical Might. If you regularly pick these up, you may not need to go beyond 30% CDR.

This chapter will go over CDR options, and provide some examples of item combinations to get the most out of the stat.


Universal Defensive / Utility CDR Items





Breastplate of Regrowth
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Functional protection and CDR option for tanks that heal.

This item is similar to BoV, providing good physical protection and mana, but while it trades off a bit of CDR, it gains high utility via a boost in MS triggered by your healing.


Breastplate of Valor
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Anti-physical item with a huge boost in mana pool and CDR.

This is a physical protection item for tanks, specifically for the mana pool and the CDR. It is usually picked up fairly early in a build.

In extreme situations, can be considered by Mages as an alternative to Chronos' Pendant if they're struggling mightily with physical enemy ganks.


Fae-Blessed Hoops
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Can provide helpful, additional healing support to teammates. Gods picking this up need to be able to easily heal other teammates.

Provides pretty good general stats including high MP5 and CDR, but the passive effect has situational function, due to the need to pick up the drops, which can be inconvenient in the middle of a fight.


Genji's Guard
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Great anti-magical item with great mana sustain.

This may be the most balanced anti-magical protection item. It provides some of everything...high protection, a bit of health, great mana sustain, and a passive that situationally gives you better than 20% CDR for some abilities.


Gladiator's Shield
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Strong early / mid item for ability users to counter physical enemies.

The bonus damage the passive provides allows this to be a functional item for boxing, both reducing damage intake and increasing damage output. Helpful early game in the Solo lane.


Lotus Sickle
Viability, Usage & Status: Situational Viability. Only functions well for gods that are able to heal others, but provides some helpful protections that should make it a supportive consideration.

The stats aren't bad, but the protections provided to you and teammates you affect are not very high. Can still be helpful and comes at a low price so can see situational use for gods such as Guan Yu.


Mantle of Discord
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Expensive but effective late-game protection item with utility survival function.

High balanced protections make this an expensive bigger brother (of sorts) to Spirit Robe.
The passive should be specifically noted...it only triggers when you're fairly close to death, and has a long CD. It can be effective as a single protection item for some squishy gods to help them escape dangerous situations. It also sees use by tanks in the late-game for the passive's potential to disrupt enemies in a teamfight.


Potion of Power
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Reasonably-priced consumable (500 gold) for mid and late-game boost.

If you're able to play it reasonably safe and have good teamwork, getting this 5 minute consumable can provide a good payoff. At the 10-minute mark (when this item unlocks), you won't have maxed CDR, and the power boost is helpful, especially for gods with high-scaling abilities.

The availability of this item means you don't necessarily have to get a full 40% CDR from items if you're okay with this consumable.


Pridwen
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Mid / late-game protection option for tanks looking for a high boost to CDR.

This is a solid pickup for tanks looking for a large boost to CDR, while also getting some protections. The shield gained upon ulting is very functional for teamfights. As it doesn't provide any health or mana sustain, it's better after some those are purchased.

Note the functionality of when the ult activates; it only activates when the ult has ended. This can create weird, non-synergistic function for certain gods.


Prophetic Cloak
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Strong option providing balanced protections, CDR, and a constant mitigation effect.

Note that the max stacks make this item very strong, but it requires stacking to reach there, which can be a while depending on the situation. At full stacks, and especially with a high protection build, can give you great damage mitigation.


Relic Dagger
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Popular with Supports wanting to use teamfight relics often.

Best and most common use of this item will be for gods that are looking for a lot of added utility, due to the high health, CDR, CC reduction, and movement speed. The passive takes a significant amount of cooldown time off of relics, which can provide some great function late-game in teamfights.

Almost a core item in teamfight modes for gods like Odin and Ares when combining with Blink Rune for initiation purposes.


Shogun's Kusari
60 magical protection, 150 health, +20 MP5, 10% CDR, passive AURA (allied gods within 70 units have their attack speed increased by 30%).

Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Anti-magical utility item to support multiple basic attackers.

Very functional as a mid-game item to boost basic attack speed, not only for you, but for nearby teammates as well. Due to towers only taking damage from basic attacks, it is also helpful in team pushes to take down objectives more quickly.


Sphinx's Baubles
Viability, Usage & Status: Low Viability. Increases max CDR limit at the expense of other stats.

This is an interesting item that allows you to increase your CDR past the cap of 40%. 10% extra isn't all that much, and you have to invest so much into CDR items that you likely miss out on other helpful stats. Not typically recommended except for funsies.


Spirit Robe
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Universal protection function.

This provides a great balance of stats with great anti-CC function, useful for almost any tank. A big draw is the passive's ability to situationally mitigate a good portion of incoming damage.


Magical CDR Items






Chronos' Pendant
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Highest CDR in an offensive magical item.

The somewhat high price makes it a better pickup in the mid to late-game. The CDR it provides is invaluable, and with the passive, provides better than 20% CDR equivalence.


Cyclopean Ring
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Well-rounded item for basic attacking mages, providing hybrid functionality due to the added CDR along with added burst damage function.

A new item for Year 10, this item is great for later portions of a match for mages that want added attack speed. It counts as a hybrid item due to the CDR, and it also has burst damage potential from the passive, stacked and applied by basics.


Pythagorem's Piece
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium/ High Viability. Utility CDR item for group lifesteal and power.

This and Soul Gem are similar options providing lifesteal and CDR. While both can contribute to teammate healing, SG provides situational extra burst damage, while Pythag's is only fully realized when teammates are nearby, due to the aura of effect.


Soul Gem
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Utility lifesteal item for burst damage, survivability, and minor team healing.

This item, like Pythagorem's Piece, is focused a bit on utility but has a greater damage focus. The burst damage it provides at full stacks is helpful, but to get enough healing out of it, it's better for gods that have low CDs on their damaging abilities.


Spear of Desolation
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid-game pen option for damage boost.

The combination of power and flat penetration is useful for basically any mage looking for extra damage, especially in the earlier stages of a match due to the flat penetration. Many will want to pick this up, but you might consider skipping this item if you need to counter a healer (in which case, you'd Divine Ruin is the common substitute which still provides some flat penetration).


Staff of Myrddin
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid to late-game CDR + burst item for mages.

This item provides some well-balanced stats, but the passive interaction with the ultimate means it's not going to be extremely effective for all gods. Great for gods that initiate with ults and immmediately follow up with other damaging abilities.


Sands of Time

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Upgrades
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Popular starter item for early CDR. Both upgrades provide CDR plus other benefits.

Sands of Time is a popular starter for Mid-Lane Mages, and mages of all types in other game modes. It also provides some mana sustain.

Pendulum of Ages is the offensive, high CDR upgrade, purchased specifically for that function.

The Alternate Timeline is the utility / defensive upgrade that provides decent protections, along with a Khepri ult-like function to prevent your immediate death.


Physical CDR Items





Arondight
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Unique offensive utility for offensive gods (e.g. Conquest Jungler) looking for easier ganking potential after ulting.

This item provides high power and some CDR. The passive is best used to track and kill retreating enemies, or to surprise an unsuspecting enemy. Great for gods that start a fight with their ults.


Fail-Not
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Hunter-specific, offensive utility for teamfights.

This item provides good power, along with high CDR, some crit chance and % pen, providing solid stats for hunters that want CDR that's especially helpful for more ult use.

The passive will find better use in a teamfight, as it creates a crit debuff on affected enemies, allowing ALL teammates the chance to deal critical strikes. However, the main draw will be for the main stats.


Hydra's Lament
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Great damage boost for gods that attack cancel.

Provides bonus damage on basic attacks performed immediately after using abilities. Along with CDR and penetration, it makes this a key damage booster for select gods that use both basics and abilities (mainly Assassins such as Awilix, Susano, Ravana, Loki, etc.).


Jotunn's Wrath
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Early to mid-game CDR for ability-reliant gods.

People generally buy this for the CDR to help spam their abilities, not for the penetration it brings, which is just an added bonus.

Usually picked up in the early to mid game, and is not recommended for most basic attackers.


Malicious Deathbringer
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Functional Glyph version of Deathbringer that gives you some CDR when critting.

While many people building Deathbringer will opt for the Envenomed Deathbringer variant, this one is underrated to provide significantly reduced CDR for abilities on cooldown, which can be greatly helpful for hybrid basic attackers.


Soul Eater
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Power + lifesteal/sustain item for hybrid basic / ability attackers.

This is an interesting item that is generally meant for gods that utilize both basic attacks and abilities (e.g. ability-reliant hunters, some assassins), with specific intent to provide sustain from all attacks.

Although it's a stacking item, it won't take long to evolve, as ANY nearby death (friend or foe, including minions) will provide stacks. That said, it's used very situationally and mainly in the Solo lane. Without providing any protections, it's used early for the sustain and to maintain pressure.


Transcendence
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Standard pick for an ability user looking for a huge mana pool. Cannot be used in Assault.

Picking this item requires planning, and is usually suggested to be picked up early to start stacking ASAP. Discussed in more detail in the Stacking Items chapter, but overall provides a very high amount of power and mana with some CDR to support ability use.


Item Combos and Maxing CDR


When looking to build high CDR (usually 30-40%), it's important to combine the right items together for the specific god and situation. A lot of build progression is covered in Chapter 2, but we'll talk specifically here about the focus on maxing CDR.

A lot of people are set on hitting that 40% mark, and doing so as quickly as possible. However, in many cases, you should understand that 30% CDR is already quite high, and other, non-CDR items may provide more utility in your full build. It is also a bit more important to build more CDR in teamfight modes such as Arena, Clash, and Joust, where you're constantly engaged with the enemy.

In any case, here are some general suggestions for CDR item combinations for the various classes.


Full Damage Assassins



Most Assassins focus on offense. In Conquest, you can find them both as Junglers with an emphasis on offense, but can also build them tanky (similar to Warriors) in Solo-lane roles. This section targets offensive Assassins. If you're building tanky, reference the Warrior section below.

Note that you also have the option of using the starter Bumba's Dagger and its upgrades Bumba's Spear and Bumba's Hammer. Those can provide additional CDR as well, meaning you would potentially adjust your other CDR item choices to fit.
  • Universal Offense / Basic Attack Canceling: Jotunn's Wrath, Hydra's Lament.

    The 1-2 punch of a offensive physical ability user is Jotunn's + Hydra's. In most cases, Assassins are pretty adept at weaving basic attacks in-between ability use. In most cases 30% CDR is sufficient. Some whose ability scaling is high may consider adding Transcendence as a mid-game item specifically for the high power.

  • Gank Potential: Add Arondight.

    The reveal and MS boost are great for catching up to fleeing enemies. Best for gods that use an ult at the beginning or middle of a teamfight and want to continue fighting after.

Tanky Guardians



Guardians will typically build tanky as they are most often played as Supports, with more emphasis on protections and counter items, and less emphasis on damage (at least in Conquest). Here, we'll only be talking about protections. If you're using a Guardian in a more offensive role, you can reference the Mage section below to check various offensive options.

Mages



Almost all mages benefit greatly from CDR. Remember also that at the 10-minute mark, Potion of Power becomes available for an easy (albeit temporary) power and 10% CDR boost.

Unless you're focusing on basic attacks (e.g. Freya), consider the following combos.
  • CDR-Focused Mage Build: Sands of Time or Chronos' Pendant

    Early game, if you're intent on getting CDR, you can start with the Sands of Time starter. You could alternatively pick up Conduit Gem as a starter to go along with Chronos' Pendant. You don't want to necessarily max out CDR too early, as there are a variety of other items Mages will want to consider.

  • Teamfight / Burst Function: Add Soul Gem, Pythagorem's Piece or Staff of Myrddin.

    You'll usually pick Soul Gem up mid to late-game for the health sustain you'll get from the lifesteal, though it also helps in teamfights with a minor group heal and extra burst potential. Pythagorem's Piece can add some similar function.

    Staff of Myrddin is a solid pick when you ult at the start or beginning of a teamfight; it can give you extra damage on abilities cast immediately after ulting.

Warriors



Most Warriors build fairly tanky, but benefit from building some power / penetration as well. In Conquest, you can find them mostly in the Solo-lane, but can also build them for damage (similar to Assassins) in Jungler roles. This section targets bruiser, ability-based Warriors, and these combos can be used in Conquest or teamfight modes. If you're building for higher offense, reference the Assassin section above.
  • Common CDR combos for Solo-Laners (pick 2 or more): Gladiator's Shield, Genji's Guard, Magi's Cloak or Spirit Robe.

    These are all common items you can pick up for CDR; there is no set-in-stone item combination for bruiser Solo-laners. Note that warriors also gain inherent CDR as a class.

  • High Mobility (for healers): Add Breastplate of Regrowth.

    If your god has healing abilities, add this into the mix when you see fit (mid-game or later). Consider skipping Breastplate of Valor altogether.

  • Early Aggression / Sustain: Add Soul Eater.

    This item is offensive in nature, but doesn't provide high power. It allows you to lifesteal from both basic attacks and abilities, and is best for gods that can be aggressive early with multiple damaging abilities.

Lifesteal



Lifesteal is a direct means to help sustain in lane, or outlast an opponent in a fight. Magical and physical lifesteal work differently, though, so the individual sections will discuss their best uses.


Magical Lifesteal Items




Magical lifesteal items are generally picked up by Mages. Guardians almost never pick up lifesteal items, though Polynomicon can be seen on the occasional Ymir in the Jungle (aka Junglemir), specifically for the extra damage it provides.

Magical lifesteal is gained by both abilities and basic attacks. It is usually picked up in the early to middle stages of a build, after movement speed items are obtained.




Bancroft's Talon
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Lifesteal item for aggressive gods, and those with short-range damage abilities and high exposure.

Why short-range? The added benefit from this item is seen when your health is reduced. Other options provide utility...this is pure damage. Thus, it is an aggressive option for Mages that expect to take some damage due to vicinity, but expect most matchups to end in their favor, such as Anubis and Hades.

Due to the high power to cost ratio, this is also a popular sustain pickup for a variety of Mages in the early game to aid aggression.


Polynomicon
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Added basic attack damage for builds with high magical power and some added measure of control.

The passive requires you to get a basic attack in after using an ability to apply the added damage. Also, the added damage is directly tied to magical power. Thus, this is an option for a high magical power build where they can easily follow up ability use with a quick basic attack. Abilities with CC are extremely helpful to confirm basic attack hits.

Popular users include Kukulkan and Ymir.


Pythagorem's Piece
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Utility team-wide sustain choice for teamfights.

Has highest functionality in the presence of teammates, providing everyone within range with additional power and lifesteal to help outlast the enemy team.

Although it sacrifices some power compared to other options, utility Mages and aggressive Guardians can make great use of this item in teamfights due to the spread of stats.


Soul Gem
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Utility lifesteal item for burst damage, survivability, and minor team healing.

This item is strongly focused on utility rather than pure damage output. The burst damage it provides at full stacks is helpful, but to get enough healing out of it, it's probably better for gods that have low CDs on their damaging abilities.


Spear of the Magus
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Provides enhanced function as a team-based alternative to other lifesteal items, allowing teammates to deal bonus damage to affected targets.

This is a solid mid-game lifesteal option that is focused on helping your team burst down enemy gods due to the bonus damage it can apply. Provides very well-rounded offensive stats.


Telkhines Ring
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Basic attacking mage option providing well-rounded stats.

This item provides all of the key stats a basic attacking mage prefers, at a very good cost. Good early option for Freya.


Typhon's Fang
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Functional as the 2nd lifesteal item for select gods, and as a 1st lifesteal items for gods that have lifesteal in their kits. Is often seen in the middle to late portions of a build.

There are specific gods that will get the best use out of this item. Magical ADCs can use this, but the most popular user of this item is [[Anubis], who relies on lifesteal to stay alive in most engagements. The passive lifesteal boost can partially counteract anti-heal.


Physical Lifesteal Items




Physical lifesteal items support sustain and boxing. They are mainly picked up by Assassins, Hunters, and occasionally by basic-attacking Warriors whose builds focus strongly on damage.

Beware: physical lifesteal only works with basic attacks, so should only be picked up by basic attackers.

*NOTE* Lifesteal is reduced to 33% for each connecting hit for Izanami, as well as for AOE abilities that trigger basic attack effects.




Asi
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Strong balanced stats for basic attackers.

The combination of power, attack speed, and lifesteal makes this an extremely functional early game item for basic attackers and is probably the most popular physical lifesteal item for them in most modes.


Bloodforge
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Early or late-game lifesteal option.

The high power is wonderful, and some hunters may choose this early game as an alternative to Devourer's Gauntlet, as it doesn't need to be stacked and provides higher power immediately. Can also be very effective for an Assassin later-game, looking to get in, secure a kill, and get out alive.


Devourer's Gauntlet
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Early sustain option for Hunters. Cannot be used in Assault.

At full stacks, this item provides high physical power and good lifesteal. Although it takes a while to build stacks, it is a very strong option for early sustain. Needs to be picked up as the 1st or 2nd item, in order to build the stacks and keep you competitive in lane.


Serrated Edge
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. High % pen option for gods that utilize both abilities and basic attacks.

This item provides well-rounded stats in a main option for % pen. Provides some lifesteal, with a boost of power and lifesteal the more abilities you have on cooldown. This makes it great for continuing to engage with basics after using a lot of your abilities.


Soul Eater
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Power + lifesteal/sustain item for hybrid basic / ability attackers.

This is an interesting item that is generally meant for gods that utilize both basic attacks and abilities (e.g. ability-reliant hunters, some assassins), with specific intent to provide sustain from all attacks.

Although it's a stacking item, it won't take long to evolve, as ANY nearby death (friend or foe, including minions) will provide stacks. That said, it's used very situationally and mainly in the Solo lane. Without providing any protections, it's used early for the sustain and to maintain pressure.

Basic Attack Progression / Physical Damage Spikes (Qin's Sais / Critical Strikes)



This section discusses the general mechanics and variation of basic attacks, as well as itemization for physical, basic-attacking gods, and discusses the merits and disadvantages of choosing specific damage enhancement items, namely Qin's Sais and critical damage options.

First, let's establish base of knowledge on basic attacks and attack progression.


Basic Attacks: General Information and Attack Progression


Basic attacking, from god to god, can be vary drastically, based on their stats and functions. The main areas of differentiation are as follows:
  • Physical / Magical Damage: Every god has a base value for basic attack damage. This value increases by a static amount per level. Power gained from item purchases will increase damage potential.

    For physical gods, power provides 100% scaling. This means if you build physical 100 power, your base damage (before mitigations/protections are calculated) will increase by 100...at least for attack progressions of 1 (more on that in a bit).

    For magical gods, power provides 20% scaling. If you build 100 magical power, your base damage will increase by only 20.

  • Single Target / Cleave: Most basic attacks, when no abilities are considered, are single target. Whichever target it hits first, it damages, and the attack is over. However, some attacks can cleave (hit multiple targets in range). Cleaves can affect the base damage stat in select cases, and also affects lifesteal amount.

  • Attack Progression: Attack progression is a much more complex stat. For reference, look on the individual god pages on the Official SMITE Wiki. You'll find progression information in the Summary section. It refers to both attack speed and the damage multiplier, which I will explain shortly.

    0 Progression: The easiest to understand are gods with no progression, or rather, no variation in their attack speed. Hunters are a prime example. Each basic attack will be timed equally apart from each other. The only variant that will change the basic attack is the attack speed stat. Reference Neith as an example. All basic attacks will deal the same damage, given the same target and no change in protection values of the target.

    Variable Progression: Many gods attack differently and at different speeds if you basic attack multiple times in a row. The easiest way to see this is to hold down your basic attack button.

    The attacks can vary by being sped up (values below 1), or slowed down (values above 1). They will typically have different animations, so you can see a visual difference. In addition, and it's important to note...attack damage is affected by the progression value.
Let's put all of this information into some examples I will discuss in more detail. If you're learning about progression, read in order, as I cover some basic info with Ratatoskr, but employ different points in the others.

Ratatoskr - Range of Attack Progression + General Breakdown

Kali - Quick Attack Progression

Guan Yu - Slow Attack Progression, Cleave, Range Variance

We'll discuss build strategies with this knowledge in a bit. But it'll be good to cover those damage spike items that are most commonly involved first.


Qin's Sais / Critical Strike Items


Now we'll get into a closer look at Qin's Sais and the critical strike item options. In most cases, as a single item, Qin's Sais will increase a physical basic attacker's DPS more than any other item. However, for appropriate gods with a proper accompaniment of items, crit builds can be extremely effective and will typically offer stronger individual DPS. People will typically build either into either Qin's OR crit, but usually not both.






Qin's Sais
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid to late-game damage spike for basic attackers.

This item is often picked up in the mid/late-game as the centerpiece of a basic-attacker's build targeted against high-health/tanky comps. Pairs well with penetration items and requires high attack speed for maximum effect.

This is an item that works extremely well for gods that have short attack progression, such as Kali and Arachne, and finds a lot of use in many Hunter builds when paired with items such as The Executioner and Odysseus' Bow. More in the next spoiler.


Bladed Boomerang
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Crit item that provides situational (possibly inconvenient) added buffs.

While the general stats are helpful, the passive requires you to pick up a deployable to gain the added benefits (MS and more crit chance), which can be difficult or annoying while in the middle of a fight.


Deathbringer
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Late-game crit item for standard crit builds, with specific exceptions.

With high single-item crit chance and a passive that further increases bonus damage from crits, this is an essential item when building into crits. Typically built as a 2nd or 3rd crit item, due to the high cost.

The glyphs upgrade the utility:

- Envenomed Deathbringer: Provides a slow function along with a decrease in your target's damage output, and is typically chosen by gods committed fully to basic attacks.
- Malicious Deathbringer: For those gods that rely on abilities, this allows for a CDR effect.


Demon Blade
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Formerly called Wind Demon, this is a well-rounded item for crit builds.

This item provides well rounded offensive stats with added % penetration and movement speed for a time when you critically strike.


Fail-Not
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium / High Viability. Hunter-specific, offensive utility for teamfights.

This item provides good power, along with high CDR, some crit chance and % pen, solid stats for hunters that want CDR that's especially helpful for more ult use.

The passive will find better use in a teamfight, as it creates a crit debuff on affected enemies, allowing ALL teammates the chance to deal critical strikes. However, the main draw will be for the main stats.


Ornate Arrow
Viability, Usage & Status: Medium Viability. Late-game starter upgrade that can provide high DPS.

Not the popular starter for hunters, as this crit upgrade only comes to full power in the late-game. However, it can offer higher DPS than most other upgrades, and it allows you to build only 1 or 2 other crit items if preferred, opening the build to greater flexibility.


Rage
Viability, Usage & Status: High Viability. Mid-game 1st crit option for huge increase in crit chance.

Due to the need for stacking, you'll want to purchase this mid-game rather than late, but the crit chance you get from this is significantly higher than any other option.


Employing Build Strategies with Consideration of Attack Progression


So the question is, with the higher damage potential of a crit build, when would one choose Qin's Sais, and when are crit builds better? And how can we utilize our knowledge about attack progression to improve our build choices?

Choosing Qin's Over Crit

Choosing Crit over Qin's

Why Not Qin's AND Crits???

References



Here are some references you might find helpful.

Some Of My Guides



If you liked this guide, check out my other ones below!


The Overarching Series



The
Overarching
Assault Guide

The
Overarching
Conquest Guide



Individual God Guides



Bacchus:
An Alcoholic's Chugging Guide

Freya:
Pulsing to
the Beat

Ganesha:
Selflessly
Gifting Kills

Shifu Guan Yu:
The Battle
Master

Loki: The Backstabbing Bastard

Medusa: Getting Everyone Stoned


God Guide Collaborations



Anubis:
Towards The
New Season

with Daelinn

Ares:
50 Shades
Of Flame

with KingScuba

Nox:
I See A
Red Door...

with Tlaloc1050

Conclusion



So that's it. Let me know if you think I've missed a major topic, provided some incorrect information, or anything else that comes to mind. Hope this helps your understanding of items!


Brandon / PC IGN: Branmuffin17


Special thanks to KingScuba of the official Smite forums for feedback, suggestions, and reference material.

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daxxunreal | January 28, 2023 4:48am
this guide helped me a lot, will update on season 10?
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Branmuffin17 (378) | January 28, 2023 8:01am
Hey Daxx,

I know it's been a long time since I've updated this guide. I'm currently in process of updating my Conquest guide, but I'll probably get to this immediately after =)
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Joserichi | July 3, 2022 1:09am
Is this guide dead? I found it really useful, it'd be a shame if it wasn't being updated anymore D:
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Branmuffin17 (378) | July 3, 2022 1:22am
You're right, I have to update it...will try to do so soon, thanks!
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Kriega1 (139) | July 26, 2020 8:41am
You need to mention that percent pen from magical / physical items (not Titan’s or shard passive), as in the base item stat, does actually effect structures this season.
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Branmuffin17 (378) | July 26, 2020 10:26am
Wait when did they reinstate that? I don't remember them mentioning.
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Kriega1 (139) | July 26, 2020 10:41am
Reinstated for magicals at start of season and physicals with mid season patch. And they haven’t directly mentioned it, that’s just how it functions now.
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AcidicBeholder | July 19, 2020 9:32pm
Should the section on Bridge Items be changed since the Prices for Beserker's Shield and Gladiators shield have changed now?
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Branmuffin17 (378) | July 20, 2020 8:46am
Hi Acidic,

I actually removed the Bridge Items chapter due to those changes...but it looks like I missed further mention within the guide. I spotted at least one, so I'm changing now, thanks for noticing and letting me know!
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fekihd | July 14, 2020 8:27am
Is it appropriate to change asi or boots for the serrated edge? knowing that you will lose movement speed and also some life steal when you have low hp?
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Branmuffin17 (378) | July 14, 2020 8:53am
First thing I'd say is that, as of right now, it seems Serrated Edge is acceptable to purchase at almost any stage of the game. Let's break down the stats a bit more:
  • Cost: 2,400 gold (average cost, similar to other items often picked early game (e.g. The Crusher)
  • 30 base power
  • 10% lifesteal (nice for early sustain, good anytime)
  • 20% penetration (% pen more effective later in a match when protections are higher)
  • 10% movement speed (great anytime)
  • Passive pretty easily activated (have to be willing to unload your entire non-ult kit, so doesn't suit all gods all the time)
  • Passive bonus of 40 power and another 10% lifesteal (up to 70 power is really nice)
So firstly, understand unless they nerf this item more, it seems suited to almost any spot in a build, as long as the god in question will get regular use of the passive. Some are building it right after boots, or mid-build.

Late-game, it can be seen also as a replacement to boots. And when you replace boots, you're not losing MS at all, because you're getting 2 things to replace boots: Elixir of Speed + another full item. The elixir provides the same MS as all boots except Talaria Boots, which inherently has higher than standard MS. Then you consider Serrated has MS on it, and the net change is an MS gain.

You wouldn't really replace Asi, though. Asi is a solid item at all points of a match, has flat pen to help against squishies, and really high lifesteal especially when the passive activates. It also has attack speed, which Serrated does not. It would have to be a pretty specific situation where you'd replace Asi w/ Serrated.
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silentshell (5) | July 14, 2020 1:18pm
Branmuffin17 wrote:
First thing I'd say is that, as of right now, it seems Serrated Edge is acceptable to purchase at almost any stage of the game. Let's break down the stats a bit more:
  • Cost: 2,400 gold (average cost, similar to other items often picked early game (e.g. The Crusher)
  • 30 base power
  • 10% lifesteal (nice for early sustain, good anytime)
  • 20% penetration (% pen more effective later in a match when protections are higher)
  • 10% movement speed (great anytime)
  • Passive pretty easily activated (have to be willing to unload your entire non-ult kit, so doesn't suit all gods all the time)
  • Passive bonus of 40 power and another 10% lifesteal (up to 70 power is really nice)
So firstly, understand unless they nerf this item more, it seems suited to almost any spot in a build, as long as the god in question will get regular use of the passive. Some are building it right after boots, or mid-build.

Late-game, it can be seen also as a replacement to boots. And when you replace boots, you're not losing MS at all, because you're getting 2 things to replace boots: Elixir of Speed + another full item. The elixir provides the same MS as all boots except Talaria Boots, which inherently has higher than standard MS. Then you consider Serrated has MS on it, and the net change is an MS gain.

You wouldn't really replace Asi, though. Asi is a solid item at all points of a match, has flat pen to help against squishies, and really high lifesteal especially when the passive activates. It also has attack speed, which Serrated does not. It would have to be a pretty specific situation where you'd replace Asi w/ Serrated.



Only arena but so far, in limited testing I have been having mostly fun on Bellona with some of the new items. Ninja Tabi The Sledge Berserker's Shield Bulwark of Hope Hide of the Urchin Serrated Edge(against healer comps Pestilence 3rd and berserker's 4th. going to do some more testing with that build but also going to switch out serrated with Atalanta's Bow at the 6th spot. I am also going to be looking at putting together a build where my first pen item when i run it would be The Executioner and then end build would be serrated or atalanta's. going to see what i can put together, but like i said, it's been fun so far.
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Kriega1 (139) | July 14, 2020 8:39am
On which gods?
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xmysterionz (68) | June 14, 2020 1:18pm
@Bran, your Mage's Blessing is displaying less power than it should.
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Branmuffin17 (378) | June 15, 2020 1:01am
Fixed, thanks.
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boogiebass (46) | June 6, 2020 8:02am
Do u need to update viability of talaria due to its nerfs?
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Kriega1 (139) | June 6, 2020 8:10am
No. He only has it put in medium viability. Plus it still has the passive kept the same, only the base movement was nerfed.
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boogiebass (46) | June 6, 2020 10:43am
So wouldn't it be low viability now with more preference going to shoes of focus?
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xmysterionz (68) | May 5, 2020 4:47pm
Bran, does Khumba stun the enemies? Didn't you mean root?
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Gulfwulf (81) | May 5, 2020 5:03pm
His yawn stuns enemies.
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ThePerfectPrism (56) | May 5, 2020 6:20pm
yawn mesmerizes, and bran did forget Khumba's root and called it a stun.
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Revenant7755 (1) | March 29, 2020 11:59am
Is it a good idea to build Tyrannical Plate Helm early in a support build? I wanna know what you think, I feel like it offers quite a bit of power and protections against the enemy ADC, with the passive being pretty good.
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Devampi (105) | March 29, 2020 12:35pm
Gonna agree with Kriega if you get this on a support you will gain 2 thing:

not much use from it as you will be roaming a lot and not be in lane a lot (and most lanes you will be at will be able to clear them quite easily)

or

an annoyed adc as the lane automatically pushes, having them miss last hits if really unlucky. meanwhile in trades you have to body block better as the opponent has more protections (cause sov or heartward) and sicne the lane pushes you will be playing quite a bit more gankable
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Revenant7755 (1) | March 30, 2020 12:01pm
Makes sense. Too bad it is only for magical gods.
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Kriega1 (139) | March 29, 2020 12:01pm
No, also it’s more of a solo laner item than a support item.
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Revenant7755 (1) | December 21, 2019 7:52am
This isn't really relevent, but how should you build Set for arena/joust? I'm having a hard time figuring out if i should go for basic attack or ability-based items. Also is it a wise idea to run a brusier build with him? I know he has an escape but I find the process of creating a spawn and teleporting to it slow compared to other assassin's escape such as Loki's vanish or Bakasura's take down.
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Kriega1 (139) | December 21, 2019 9:17am
Arena Bruiser Build: Warrior Tabi, Gladiator's Shield, Blackthorn Hammer, Void Shield, Runic Shield, Mantle of Discord.

Arena Damage Build: Warrior Tabi, Jotunn's Wrath, The Crusher, Titan's Bane/Runeforged, Mantle of Discord, Bloodforge.
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Revenant7755 (1) | December 21, 2019 9:51am
That looks like a ability based build.
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FootFetish (4) | July 20, 2019 8:32am
Hi again bran, if you see in magical cooldown reduction items, Spear of Desolation has not 20 pen and 80 power anymore. You should correct that. Very complete guide, though. wow.
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Branmuffin17 (378) | July 21, 2019 9:44am
Oops! That's a miss from multiple patches ago. Thanks for catching.
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Kriega1 (139) | June 30, 2019 3:01pm
Under hastened katana listing please remove Erlang and Osiris as valid options for users of that item (as they both have haste in their kit). Bellona could be added instead. Also for Dynasty plate mention it’s usefulness for Mage ADC’s.
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