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Aphrodite - Oh, but you are beautiful! In the dark ... (Season 7 Support)

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by ThePerfectPrism updated May 10, 2020

Smite God: Aphrodite

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Aphrodite Build

Recommended Start

Build Item Guardian's Blessing Guardian's Blessing
Build Item Glowing Emerald Glowing Emerald
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Possible Start

Build Item Guardian's Blessing Guardian's Blessing
Build Item Shoes Shoes
Build Item Chalice of Mana Chalice of Mana


Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Celestial Legion Helm Celestial Legion Helm
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone

Greedy Support

Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope

Team Support

Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown


Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade


Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Cursed Ankh Cursed Ankh
Build Item Phantom Veil Phantom Veil

Aphrodite's Skill Order


1 X Y
2 6 11 12 14

Back Off!

2 A B
Back Off!
4 15 16 18 19

Love Birds

3 B A
Love Birds
1 3 7 8 10

Undying Love

4 Y X
Undying Love
5 9 13 17 20
2 6 11 12 14


1 X
Aphrodite blows a kiss to an allied god, making them her soul mate and giving them both increased movement speed. If it hits an ally, it has a reduced 1s cooldown. If the kiss hits an enemy god, they are Stunned and Aphrodite's soul mate gets jealous, increasing their damage. Also, 70% of all Mana regenerated by Aphrodite is granted to her soul mate.

Ability Type: Projectile
Movement Speed: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20%
Stun Duration: 1s
Jealousy Damage Increase: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20%
Jealousy Duration: 5s
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 14 / 13.5 / 13 / 12.5 / 12s
Back Off!
4 15 16 18 19

Back Off!

2 A
Agitated by all the attention, Aphrodite commands enemies to get away from her, doing damage around her, slowing enemies, and knocking them back to 25 units from her. If Aphrodite has a soul mate, an explosion originates on them in addition, dealing the same damage and slow. If an enemy would be hit by both blasts, they will only be affected by the one originating from Aphrodite.

Ability Type: Point Blank
Damage: 80 / 140 / 200 / 260 / 320 (+70% of your Magical Power)
Slow: 25%
Slow Duration: 2s
Radius: 20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 12s
Love Birds
1 3 7 8 10

Love Birds

3 B
Aphrodite calls forth a flock of beautiful doves that fly forward in the area in front of her. The doves circle around all enemies in the path, dealing initial damage and then damaging enemies every 0.5s for 3s. Aphrodite and her soul mate also receive healing when cast.

Ability Type: Line
Damage (Initial Hit): 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Damage per Tick: 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Damage (Total): 105 / 175 / 245 / 315 / 385 (+105% of your Magical Power)
Healing per Tick: 10 / 17 / 24 / 31 / 38 (+10% of your Magical Power)
Healing (Total): 60 / 102 / 144 / 186 / 228 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 14s
Undying Love
5 9 13 17 20

Undying Love

4 Y
Aphrodite pledges undying love to herself and her Soul Mate. While this is active, her and her Soul Mate are invulnerable to all damage for a short duration. All crowd control effects are also removed when activated.

Ability Type: Buff
Invulnerability Duration: .8 / 1.1 / 1.4 / 1.7 / 2s
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s


I'm ThePerfectPrism, a long-time Mastery X Aphrodite Player. I currently have just about 3000 worshippers on her and I used to play her in Support back in S0, S1 and S2.

This is what you aim for while you're playing Aphrodite support. You need the protections, but you also need to carry some damage since the primary reason you're playing Aphrodite support is for her healing.

Now for some remarks.

While I think the better call is to get a point in Back Off! at level 4, you can wait till level 6 and instead put a second point in Kiss, because you're pretty much going to gas pedal both you and your support, however, there's virtually an unnoticeable difference between 8% and 11% movement speed, and the damage from Back Off! will most likely help clear wave. It's your choice though.

If you're going for a "Team Support" path, get both Sovereignty amd Heartward Amulet before Celestial Legion Helm and Void Stone. You're going to lack damage most of the game, but you'll be more efficient in early teamfights.

Aphrodite's largest threat, while playing as support, is her lack of mobility and displacement CCs. Watch out for characters who focus on both aspects, such as Geb, Athena, Sobek and Sylvanus.


06-09-15 : Guide posted, and included Kylllax's video about Supports
06-10-15 : Added Zilby's suggestion of exchanging Book of Thoth for Lotus Crown. While it's overkill healing, the protections are nice.
06-15-15 : Corrected Typos.
07-11-15 : Added information about Aphrodite support isn't that viable anymore.
08-08-15 : Forgot to update the guide for HS nerf. There you go !
09-24-15 : Spelling Mistakes uptade.
11-03-15 : Shadow of Olympus Patch, added Other Guides Tab
11~21~15 : Updated the ~How To Aphro~ section to the new meta
11~27~15 : The Black Friday Update
01~01~16 : No Update, just leaving the guide in the Up-To-Date section
04~07~16 : SEASON 3 UPDATE BABY !
07~16~16 : Passive Update + Solo Guide For Aphro Advertasing
09~11~16 : Guide Update
10~20~16 : Guide Update #2
06~17~19 : Guide Update. Guide has now become a Build-Only version of its former glory.
05~11~20 : Uptaded guide with some insight on S7.
~Thx for Zilby for borrowing he's BBCoding

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Kriega1 (129) | May 11, 2020 4:21am
Celestial Helm is not core on Aphro "Support", Lotus Crown should be prioritised
Big Damage (34) | May 11, 2020 10:57am
I was just about to say this. If anything Celestial Legion Helm is the greedy item here over Lotus Crown.
Branmuffin17 (364) | May 11, 2020 11:00am
I'm pretty sure Prism just did an oops here and switched the spots accidentally. I've talked to him about his builds recently, and Lotus is his typical core.
SgtReed24 | January 12, 2017 10:17am
I love you!

This is a great guide for playing aphro as support in conquest! I almost always have a decent to good game with her when following the suggested items listed here! Which is great because I don't care for any guardians aside from Ares (who I've already gotten to diamond and he isn't that great in conquest from my experience).

So anyway, this was really helpful. :)
ThePerfectPrism (56) | January 12, 2017 10:26am
Ownn Thank You <3

Ares can be quite decent if you get a early kill
Biomechanoid_13 | September 12, 2016 5:38am
Why haven't you mentioned Aphrodite's skin "Aphra Cadabra" as one of her "pros" as well? That skin is her best one and I am so happy that I've unlocked it.
ThePerfectPrism (56) | September 12, 2016 1:07pm
Its on my Solo apheo guide, pretty sure
Trishypoo | August 14, 2016 2:35pm
Quick question do you need to be in the middle of the birds aoe to get the DOT? Or just hit by it cause I've seen a couple people walk out of it clean Q.Q.
ThePerfectPrism (56) | August 14, 2016 6:21pm
Techno actually phrased it well. It's like Celestial Beam, just cuz you're in the AoE doesn't mean you're instantly hit. You can still walk away from it, if you're lucky
Technotoad64 (46) | August 14, 2016 3:23pm
Love Birds is a line attack, like Ra's Celestial Beam. The AOE isn't the entire range at once. It's more like a very small AOE that moves along a line. Does that make sense?
Trishypoo | August 16, 2016 10:18pm
Oh! I see now! Thanks a ton :) started getting into the support roles in Smite so this is very helpful. ^^
Trishypoo | August 1, 2016 11:49pm
This guide is amazing! won 3 games in a row in conquest and aiming for more :D.
ThePerfectPrism (56) | August 2, 2016 5:25pm
Nice job ! Your skill level must be pretty good to get 3 wins in a row ! I wish you a lot of success in future matches ! :D
Branmuffin17 (364) | August 2, 2016 5:26pm
Significantly better skill level than mine, LOL!
Lestorso | June 22, 2016 2:14am
I've been going with option 3 for joust.
ThePerfectPrism (56) | June 22, 2016 6:12pm
That's good for joust. I would prob. use Obsidian rather than Spear.
Lestorso | June 22, 2016 12:56am
So what would the final build be?
Mnementh | May 7, 2016 11:39pm
Aphrodite rocks bro! Thanks for the awesome guide!
ThePerfectPrism (56) | May 8, 2016 5:15am
THank YOU for this awesome reply !!!!
ThePerfectPrism (56) | April 3, 2016 5:05pm
The Legacy wrote:

Nice guide! :) I'm not 100% certain, but is it true that Aphrodite's Love Birds will reset the duration on Gem of Isolation, per 0.5s tick? If so, that would make it FAR more powerful than you described here. :)

Shhhh, it's a secret ;)
The Legacy | April 3, 2016 12:23pm
Nice guide! :) I'm not 100% certain, but is it true that Aphrodite's Love Birds will reset the duration on Gem of Isolation, per 0.5s tick? If so, that would make it FAR more powerful than you described here. :)
overld1 (18) | January 27, 2016 2:30pm
Nice build by the way very great guide indeed. Aphrodite is the Mage to not to mess with. Aphrodite is one of my favorite mages and support gods to play. I will be happy if you to check out my Aphrodite build when it comes out and give it your thoughts about it. That would be great. :)
mzkittykat (1) | September 29, 2015 6:07am
I just did this setup in a conquest versus and I stayed alive and did as good of a job as I could. I even took out Medusa. Keep updating it!
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