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Anubis - Death Incarnate (Patch 1.0.2436)

December 14, 2014 by Tylevian
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Snowball Anubis

Smite God: Anubis

Item Purchase Order

View Items Chapter If You're Unsure When To Upgrade Your Shoes

Build Item Vampiric Shroud
Build Item Shoes
Build Item Warlock's Sash
Build Item Book of Thoth
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Obsidian Shard

Don't Need The Lifesteal As Soon

Build Item Vampiric Shroud Build Item Shoes Build Item Warlock's Sash Build Item Book of Thoth Build Item Rod of Tahuti Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Build Item Obsidian Shard

Items to Consider

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Build Item Divine Ruin Build Item Soul Reaver Build Item Spear of the Magus Build Item Void Stone Build Item Gem of Isolation Build Item Dynasty Plate Helm Build Item Polynomicon Build Item Chronos' Pendant Build Item Ethereal Staff Build Item Doom Orb

Actives to Consider

Build Item Girdle of Inner Power Build Item Greater Sprint Build Item Greater Blink Build Item Combat Blink Build Item Purification Beads (Old) Build Item Meditation Cloak Build Item Aegis Pendant Build Item Aegis Amulet (Old)

Buy Potions When You Feel You Need Them! It's Different For Everyone.

Build Item Healing Potion Build Item Mana Potion

God Skill Order

Plague of Locusts

Plague of Locusts 3 8 11 12 14 key bind


Mummify 2 15 16 18 19 key bind

Grasping Hands

Grasping Hands 1 4 6 7 10 key bind

Death Gaze

Death Gaze 5 9 13 17 20 key bind

Anubis - Death Incarnate (Patch 1.0.2436)

December 14, 2014


This build centers around heavy farming and assassination. We will be managing our mana while rapidly farming with Cone of Locusts and Grasping Hands. Do not leave yourself without any survivability by spilling all your mana, if the enemy jumps on you and you cant fight him off you'll need your Mummify or an active to stop them. You'll use your Grasping Hands -> Mummify -> Death Gaze combination to assassinate enemies. If you get really ahead your Grasping Hands -> Mummify -> Plague of Locusts can finish off an enemy on its own.

Now remember, this is a guide! You're not only free to make personal changes but I encourage it. Some people will play better with different styles.

Still very much a work in progress. I will try to read all comments and will take anything you say into consideration even if I don't reply.

  • Huge damage potential.
  • One of the best farmers in the game.
  • Good crowd control if used properly.
  • One of the best 1v1 gods.
  • Scales like a god... well in this case more than a god.

  • Detailed description of every item, what it does, and when to get it.
  • A list of lane opponents and lane partners, how to play with them, and how effective they are.



All of Anubis' abilities steal Physical and Magical Resistances from their target. This works especially well considering all of his damaging abilities do damage per tick.

This passive also grants Anubis' an additional 30% reduction to all to all crowd control reductions, however this does not stack with Resolve.

Plague of Locusts

Your second most damaging ability, the reason I do not level this first is because this guide does not focus on being very powerful early on. Due to this, I prefer to use Grasping Hands for safe farming and harassing. This is a short to mid range cone damaging ability.


A single-target stun. You should use it to attack, escape, and most importantly hold them still for your ultimate Death Gaze. This is a single-target skill-shot stun.

Grasping Hands

This is your most important ability early game. Does not deal as much damage as Plague of Locusts, but gives you more utility, harass, and zoning early game. Can help you escape if placed properly. This is a ranged AoE damaging slow.

Death Gaze

This is what Anubis is famous (or maybe infamous) for. This devastating ability will aim in whatever direction you are looking at. Enemies will try to avoid your gaze so you want to Mummify your target so they can't run around. 70ft range.


Healing Potion & Mana Potion

At the start of the game we will have enough gold for three potions. It is your decision on how many of which to buy. I prefer two Healing Potion and one Mana Potion. If you find yourself having health or mana issues later in the game feel free to buy a few.

Shoes of the Magi

Shoes of the Magi grants you Magical Power, Mana, Magical Penetration, and of course Movement Speed. The decision to upgrade from Shoes to Magic Shoes or Shoes of the Magi varies from game to game. Ideally I plan to get them after Book of Thoth.

You can upgrade your Shoes earlier if you need the additional Movement Speed or Magic Penetration if they're stacking Magical Protection early.

Warlock's Sash & Doom Orb & Book of Thoth

These items are your bread and butter, snowballing. The order in which you pick these up is dependent on your situation but grabbing Warlock's Sash before Book of Thoth is generally better because it takes longer to stack.

Adding Doom Orb into the equation is a high risk high reward move considering half your stacks are lost on death. However, Anubis has amazing wave clear and can re-stack it extremely fast. I would only recommend getting Doom Orb if you're ahead and are very confident you can hold onto that lead.

The reason Book of Thoth is amazing on Anubis is because he has one of the highest base mana pools in the game and nearly all of his viable items provide additional mana.

Rod of Tahuti

This item will give us additional Magical Power and MP5, but most importantly it increases Magical Power by 25%. With the stacks you have earned from your items, your abilities should now have very high damage capable of destroying most enemies with one ability rotation.

Gem of Isolation

More Magical Power, Health, and Mana. The special trait of this item is that nemies hit by your damaging abilities will move 25% slower for 2 seconds. Your Plague of Locusts, Grasping Hands, and Death Gaze will all strongly benefit from this.

Obsidian Shard

More Magical Power and Magical Penetration so that we can rip through our enemies even more effectively.

Void Stone

This item gives us Magical Power and Magical Protection and at tier three it grants us an aura that reduces the Magical Protection of enemies within 55 feet. You should pick this up if you need the Magical Protection and/or the reduced Magical Protection of enemies.

Examples of Purchase Order Changes


You have completed your Shoes of the Magi, Warlock's Sash, Book of Thoth, and Rod of Tahuti. You would normally build Gem of Isolation, however the enemy has bought a lot of Magic Resistance. In this situation you may want to opt for the Obsidian Shard or another Magical Penetration item.


Just like the above example, you've completed all the way up to your Rod of Tahuti. You're dominating. Every time you catch someone they instantly die. So wait... we don't need a Gem of Isolation. You know what that means? Grab the Obsidian Shard or even more Magical Power.


Tuesday, October 16th 2012

  • Added the Changelog.
  • Replaced Meditation with Mana Potion.
  • Removed Solo Laning section, planing on revising.
  • Added Void Stone to Item section.

Thursday, September 5th 2013
  • Purchase order changed to include Book of Thoth.
  • Added Items to Consider.
  • Added Actives to Consider.

Friday, September 6th 2013
  • Improved the visuals of the guide.
  • Opted for Meditation over Mana Potion again.
  • Added More Offensive purchase order.

Sunday, September 8th 2013
  • Took out Meditation from the purchase order and added Vampiric Shroud.
  • Added the chapter Examples of Purchase Order Changes.

Thursday, December 11th 2014
  • Added some needed updates to the guide.
  • Will continue to test new items to modify existing builds and create new ones.

Friday, December 12th 2014

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