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Anubis: Who's a Good Boy?

June 12, 2018 by Sephious
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Smite God: Anubis

Item Purchase Order

Opening Offense
?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
Build Item Bancroft's Talon

Mid-Game Penetration
?Your penetration items are flexible. Flat penetration with the spears or percentage based with Obsidian.

Build Item Obsidian Shard Build Item Spear of Desolation Build Item Spear of the Magus

CDR
?Chronos' CDR is incredibly helpful since Anubis' basic attack is pretty worthless.

Build Item Chronos' Pendant

Late-Game Power
?Go with RoT for raw power or the Doom Orb to get a boost to movement speed since Anubis has no escape.

Build Item Rod of Tahuti Build Item Doom Orb

Late-Game Flexibility
?Pythagorem's will offer some additional CDR, but Typhon's Fang is a perfect complement to Anubis' passive.

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

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

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

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


God Skill Order

Plague of Locusts

Plague of Locusts 3 8 11 12 14 key bind

Mummify

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: Who's a Good Boy?

Sephious
June 12, 2018


Introduction

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 is available to hit even harder.

Skills

SORROW
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
PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS
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
MUMMIFY
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

GRASPING HANDS
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
DEATH GAZE
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

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

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

Summary

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.

Awards

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

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