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Anubis - Death Incarnate (Patch 1.0.2436)

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Smite God: Anubis

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Purchase Order

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

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

Don't Need The Lifesteal As Soon

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

Items to Consider

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

Actives to Consider

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

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

Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Anubis's Skill Order

Plague of Locusts

Plague of Locusts

1 X
3 8 11 12 14
Mummify

Mummify

2 A
2 15 16 18 19
Grasping Hands

Grasping Hands

3 B
1 4 6 7 10
Death Gaze

Death Gaze

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20

Introduction

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.


PROS
  • 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.

CONS
SOON
  • 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.

Skills



Sorrow

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.




Mummify

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.

Items



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

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

EXAMPLE ONE

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.


EXAMPLE TWO

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.

Changelog

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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AntiqueGamer | January 22, 2016 2:52pm
Amazing! First two games as Anubis and I already have 13/3.5/2.5.
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Indra | January 3, 2015 1:36pm
I'm sure your build will stomp if you get rolling because the damage is obviously there, but it is very much sub-optimal, and does not take advantage of Anubis's inherent strengths.

Start for Anubis should almost invariably be Vampiric Shroud + level 1 Bancroft's Talon + pots

Finish up Bancroft's talon -> pen boots -> spear of magus or Chronos pendant (depending on need)

from there look at spear or Chronos pendant (which ever you didn't get above), Rod of Tahuti, obsidian shard, and/or gem of isolation.



as far as skill prioritization... also sub-optimal for most situations.

1>3>3>2>4 works so much better for most situations.

Starting w/ your 1 allows for quicker mid hapry and first wave clear, usually causing opponent to lose gold due to your minions taking tower damage (this is very important for an early game advantage, which anubis desperately needs). a tip on this: as the harpies spawn at +00:10 start your 1. as soon as they are dead rotate mid and position yourself so that the entire creep wave is hit by your 1's cone, this can be made easier by landing a few AA's on the the lead minions as they are coming down lane. Be careful doing this however as you do open yourself up to early poke, but if done properly, it is probably the best opening in the game.
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lilshaud | December 25, 2014 11:58pm
Have you ever thought about doing a guide for Arena? It would be interesting to see the best build for him would be. So far, i've been getting Magi boots, Bancrofts, magi spear, gem of iso, Rod of tah, and chronos pendent (not all in that order).
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Tylevian (2) | December 12, 2014 1:39pm

This is a good build for Anubis, but I would like to point something out. I would always build Bancroft's Talon on Anubis simply because of his passive. His scaling on lifesteal is so huge that it can be a huge difference maker. Since his two highest damaging abilites Plague of Locusts and Death Gaze require him to stay still, the lifesteal can be the difference between staying alive and dying. It will also increase your sustain as it pertains to health.
I think it's a great build, I just wanted to offer my $0.02 :)


That effect came out in the last year or so right? Just starting up again and haven't gotten the chance to test it, but I will be sure to. Thanks :)

After taking a look at it, it seems Pythagorem's Piece with it's 300 mana synergizes better with the build and Book of Thoth. Will do further testing.
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KamikazeKitty (4) | December 12, 2014 6:19am
This is a good build for Anubis, but I would like to point something out. I would always build Bancroft's Talon on Anubis simply because of his passive. His scaling on lifesteal is so huge that it can be a huge difference maker. Since his two highest damaging abilites Plague of Locusts and Death Gaze require him to stay still, the lifesteal can be the difference between staying alive and dying. It will also increase your sustain as it pertains to health.
I think it's a great build, I just wanted to offer my $0.02 :)
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Tylevian (2) | December 11, 2014 4:20pm
Now that I've updated the guide I will try to reply to anyone's comments.
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SirMiniton | February 23, 2014 2:29am
A tip for ypu guide try to use etheral staff in place of warlock's sash... try it...
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tranquiliza (1) | February 18, 2014 3:20am
I use a build very simulair, and I consider it as a tanky anubis build where I use Warlocks Sash and pair it up with Etheral Staff which compliments each other pretty well. (More health around 3k health end game) which makes up for a very tanky anubis. But it is a very endgame build and in the pro leages I rarely see end game fights, but if you get ahead you can very easily carry the game with the tanknubis build :) (Teamwork over everything please!)
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Aj17 (4) | December 11, 2013 2:25pm
dude where did that *****in picture of anubis come from?
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SugiStyle | October 5, 2013 4:34pm
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TrueMalikai | September 30, 2013 9:48am
Why Obsidian Shard, why not polynomicon, bancroft's talon or pythagorem's piece these are all suggestions but still nice guild
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FishTacklz | September 26, 2013 1:38pm
no bancrofts talon? stfu
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