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Anubis: Who's a Good Boy?

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Smite God: Anubis

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Opening Offense Notes Anubis' capacity for life-steal is huge due to his multiple AoE abilities and high damage output and his passive. Bancroft's is the opening selection to give Anubis some sustainability. Beyond that, the build is purely power/penetration with the added CDR from Chronos'.

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon

Mid-Game Penetration (Pick One) Notes I personally prefer to SotM over SoD, for the reduced protections passive; however, the SoD adds CDR which is a huge perk.

Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus

CDR Notes Chronos' CDR is incredibly helpful since Anubis' basic attack is pretty worthless and his only form of escape is to slow using Grasping Hands and casually saunter away.

Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant

Late-Game Flexibility (Pick One) Notes Go with RoT for raw power or the Doom Orb to get a boost to movement speed since Anubis has no escape. The GoI can add another stack of slow onto your abilities.

Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation

Late-Game Lifesteal (Pick One) Notes Pythagorem's will offer some additional CDR, but Typhon's Fang is a perfect complement to Anubis' passive.

Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang

Relics Notes Anubis' greatest weakness is escaping. These relics provide some help when you need to bail on the battle.

Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Consumables Notes These items are pretty standard. In the early-game you'll need to supplement your mana regen. The Potion of Magical Might is a cost effect boost for mid-game damage. Wards are critical to ensure you don't get ambushed since Anubis has no escape abilities.

Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Chalice of Mana Chalice of Mana
Build Item Potion of Magical Might Potion of Magical Might
Build Item Ward Ward

Anubis's Skill Order

Plague of Locusts

Plague of Locusts

1 X
3 8 11 12 14


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


Anubis is high-risk/high-reward type of god. His abilities allow for large burst damage on wide areas and controlling enemies movements; however, he is very fragile. He relies primarily on life-steal for sustainability, but if you can maintain awareness of your enemies and avoid getting into a close range brawl, Anubis can control any game mode.

Anubis' primary combo takes the form:
Grasping Hands -> Mummify -> Swarm of Locusts

Grasping Hands slows enemies, making it easier to land the Mummify stun and still damaging the stunned enemy. Swarm of Locusts closes out the combo with high damage, but can be swapped with Death Gaze if available to hit even harder.


All of Anubis' abilities steal Physical and Magical Protection from the target and increase his Healing obtained from Magical Lifesteal. These effects stack on every tick of Anubis' abilities. Sorrow also grants Anubis an additional 30% reduction to all Crowd Control durations.

Protections Stolen Per Stack: 7
Increased Healing Per Stack: 33%
Duration: 5s
Max Stacks: 3
A plague of locusts bellows forth from Anubis' mouth, smothering all enemies in the area and doing damage every .5s for 3s. Anubis is immune to Knockback while channeling.

Damage per Tick: 35/50/65/80/95 +40% of magical power
Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds
Mana Cost: 60/70/80/90/100
Anubis fires a bandage projectile, mummifying and Stunning his target.

Stun Duration: 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2.0 seconds
Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
Mana Cost: 60

Anubis calls for help from the underworld as hands penetrate the ground and claw at his enemies, doing damage and Slowing every .5s for 2s.

Damage per Tick: 25/40/55/70/85 +35% of magical power
Slow: 25%
Radius: 20
Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11 seconds
Mana Cost: 70/80/90/100/110
Anubis focuses all of his energy into a piercing gaze, doing damage to all enemies in the path, every 0.1 seconds for 3 seconds.

Damage per Tick: 23/28/33/38/43 +15% of magical power
Cooldown: 90/85/80/75/70 seconds
Mana Cost: 90

Pros / Cons

-High Area Damage
-High Burst Damage
-Great crowd control
-Bonus penetration/life-steal

-Low movement speed
-No escape
-Stun is most difficult ability to land


These two builds focus on making Anubis a dangerous offensive weapon. Landing his abilities and utilizing his penetration/life-steal boost means high burst damage and sudden health regen, but if you can't land his abilities, you'll be stuck relying on his weak basic attack and limited movement speed. Your style of play should build around ambushing unaware enemies or initiating the attack with your crowd control abilities.


As Anubis stun 15 enemy gods using mummify in a single match.
As Anubis kill an enemy with Death Gaze from Behind a Wall.

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Kriega1 (71) | June 12, 2018 12:22pm
I would never list Belt of Frenzy as a viable option for Anubis.

Also Obsidian Shard is not core on Anubis, Spear of the Magus is. If you need extra pen then you can get both, otherwise avoid Obsidian Shard as an option. Typhon's Fang is also good on Anubis paired with Bancroft's Talon.

Also in your second build I don't think Hide of the Urchin is the way to go on Anubis.
Sephious | June 12, 2018 3:56pm
I somehow completely missed Typhon's Fang. I'll have to rework the guide to include that since it's a perfect item for Anubis.

What would you recommend instead of the Hide of the Urchin?
Kriega1 (71) | June 13, 2018 12:34am
Branmuffin17 (271) | June 12, 2018 4:21pm
In your main build, I would always say that Spear of the Magus is core. I wouldn't necessarily choose between Spear of Desolation, Spear of the Magus, or Obsidian Shard as a group. Make Magus core, with an option to use Spear of Desolation in addition

Overall, I'd almost never get Obsidian Shard on Anubis in combination with Magus, especially now that Shard just got nerfed. Not sure if you're familiar with the penetration hierarchy, but the stacks of Protection Reduction you get from Magus are calculated before other things, and it'll reduce the effectiveness of the penetration value you'd get from Shard. I'll point you to this chapter of my items guide. Not the easiest reading, but if you're not that familiar, it can help with understanding.

In your 2nd build, where you use Hide of the Urchin...well, it's got potential as an item, but is honestly a weird one for Anubis. I can see how you might want to choose that due to maxing CDR on your other 3 item choices, but the common protection item you'd likely get would typically be either Magi's Cloak or Mantle of Discord (or as a 3rd option, Spirit Robe).

In order to get Mantle or Spirit, though, you'd want to change out one of your other CDR items. To me, Pythagorem's Piece is the first one to go. If you aren't dealing with Conquest early game, Shoes of Focus are fine for teamfight modes, and you'll get plenty of pen via Spear of the Magus, so the 10 from Shoes of the Magi aren't hugely needed. Pythag's can be effective, but Bancroft's Talon is just too perfect for him. Only time I'd get Pythag's over Bancroft would be as a starter item in Assault, which is extremely situational and not worth talking about in general.

One other option for the tankier sustain build would be to add in Warlock's Staff. You require stacking, sure, but the payoff is a really nice boost in health. Pair that with Mantle of Discord and you've got an Anubis that can take a bit of damage while he's dishing out his own and healing up from Bancroft / Typhon's.
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boogiebass (33) | June 12, 2018 4:21pm
Mantle of Discord for the cdr and passive
boogiebass (33) | June 12, 2018 1:24pm
You should never get Spear of the Magus and Obsidian Shard together in a build. That is ridiculous. You have to understand how significant the diminishing returns on Obsidian Shard is after getting all stacks on Spear of the Magus.

Literally, the only time I would get both is if 3+ gods on the enemy team are building 3 or more magical defense items (very unlikely).

I agree with Typhon's Fang being almost core on Anubis
Kriega1 (71) | June 12, 2018 1:34pm
You don't get it most of the time no. But it can work situationally on certain gods who get use out of both items. Not saying I recommend it though. Im just sharing what I have seen that worked. I haven't bought both before myself, closest I have come to that is exe/titans or obsidian/demonic combo.
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