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Aphrodite Year 11 Guide.

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by KittKun1134 updated July 21, 2024

Smite God: Aphrodite

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Aphrodite Support. Aphrodite Mid.
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Build Summary

Starting Options.

Notes Aphrodite can use any of the support starters with decent success, choose which is best for your purposes and pick up a cloak and however many pots you can afford.

Notes

Aphrodite can use any of the support starters with decent success, choose which is best for your purposes and pick up a cloak and however many pots you can afford.

Build Item Protector's Mask Protector's Mask
Build Item Sentinel's Gift Sentinel's Gift
Build Item War Flag War Flag
Build Item Benevolence Benevolence
Build Item Cloak Cloak
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
3
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
3

Example Build.

Notes This is a very generic build, I use it as a baseline as to how I normally build my supports; with prots I can use to support my team, CD, and some effects that proc off my healing.

Notes

This is a very generic build, I use it as a baseline as to how I normally build my supports; with prots I can use to support my team, CD, and some effects that proc off my healing.

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Prophetic Cloak Prophetic Cloak
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Lotus Sickle Lotus Sickle
Build Item Breastplate of Regrowth Breastplate of Regrowth
Build Item Fae-Blessed Hoops Fae-Blessed Hoops
Build Item Entangling Wings Entangling Wings
Build Item Cloak of Ascetic Cloak of Ascetic

Aphrodite's Skill Order Notes I like to level Aphrodite differntly in support than I do in mid, since we have a different goal here.
In support, just like in mid, we level the 3 first since that is our wave clear, our poke, and our heal. We then level up her ultimate for the increased duration (the more damage your carries can do while being unkillable the better), then her 1 for the reduced CD and the buffs it gives, and lastly the 2 for the damage.

I recommend levelling Aphrodite support in the following way 3 -> 4 -> 1 -> 2.

Notes

I like to level Aphrodite differntly in support than I do in mid, since we have a different goal here.
In support, just like in mid, we level the 3 first since that is our wave clear, our poke, and our heal. We then level up her ultimate for the increased duration (the more damage your carries can do while being unkillable the better), then her 1 for the reduced CD and the buffs it gives, and lastly the 2 for the damage.

I recommend levelling Aphrodite support in the following way 3 -> 4 -> 1 -> 2.

Kiss

1 X Y
Kiss
2 8 11 12 14

Back Off!

2 A B
Back Off!
3 15 16 18 19

Love Birds

3 B A
Love Birds
1 4 6 7 9

Undying Love

4 Y X
Undying Love
5 10 13 17 20
Kiss
2 8 11 12 14

Kiss

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 Damaged, Stunned and Aphrodite's soul mate gets jealous, increasing their damage. Also, Aphrodite's soul mate gains 50% of her MP5 and 10% of her Physical and Magical Protections.

Ability Type: Line, Buff
Damage: 40/60/80/100/120) (+25% of your Magical Power)
Movement Speed: 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10%
Stun Duration: 1s
Jealousy Damage Increase: 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15%
Jealousy Duration: 5s
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 14 / 13.5 / 13 / 12.5 / 12s
Back Off!
3 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 them by 25% for 2s 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 as well as slowing enemies.

If an enemy would be hit by both blasts, they will only be affected by the one originating from Aphrodite.

Ability Type: Circle, Knockback, Damage
Damage: 80 / 140 / 200 / 260 / 320 (+70% of your Magical Power)
Slow: 25%
Radius: 20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 12s
Love Birds
1 4 6 7 9

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, damaging enemies every .5s for 3s. Aphrodite and her soul mate also receive healing when cast and decreased ability cooldowns.

Ability Type: Line, Heal, Damage
Damage per Tick: 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Heal per Tick: 7 / 10 / 13 / 16 / 19 + 2 per Level
Cooldown Decrease: 0.2s per Tick
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 16s
Undying Love
5 10 13 17 20

Undying Love

4 Y
Aphrodite pledges undying love to herself and her Soul Mate. While this is active, she and her Soul Mate are invulnerable to all damage and gain the Jealousy effect 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

Aphrodite Threats

Tap each threat level to view Aphrodite’s threats

Max
1
Major
4
Even
1
Minor
0
Tiny
0

Aphrodite Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Aphrodite’s synergies

Ideal
1
Strong
2
OK
0
Low
0
None
0

Extended Build

Items She Can Use.

Notes Aphrodite can use almost any support upgrade, pick which one you think is best suited for the situation and build accordingly.
Just like most supports, Aphrodite has an abundance of items to choose from, you simply have to pick what you need for the situation; however, you should almost always pick up Prophetic and Thebes as those will help you be tanky and give your team some protections as well.

Notes

Aphrodite can use almost any support upgrade, pick which one you think is best suited for the situation and build accordingly.
Just like most supports, Aphrodite has an abundance of items to choose from, you simply have to pick what you need for the situation; however, you should almost always pick up Prophetic and Thebes as those will help you be tanky and give your team some protections as well.

Build Item Compassion Compassion
Build Item Heroism Heroism
Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Lono's Mask Lono's Mask
Build Item War Banner War Banner
Build Item Spartan Flag Spartan Flag
Build Item Prophetic Cloak Prophetic Cloak
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Absolution Absolution
Build Item Amulet of the Stronghold Amulet of the Stronghold
Build Item Breastplate of Regrowth Breastplate of Regrowth
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Eldritch Dagger Eldritch Dagger
Build Item Fae-Blessed Hoops Fae-Blessed Hoops
Build Item Lotus Sickle Lotus Sickle
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Erosion Erosion
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Mail of Renewal Mail of Renewal

Relic Options.

Notes Like most supports, Aphrodite can use a variety of them, choose which one is best for the match.

Notes

Like most supports, Aphrodite can use a variety of them, choose which one is best for the match.

Build Item Blessed Barrier Blessed Barrier
Build Item Cloak of Ascetic Cloak of Ascetic
Build Item Bracer of Brilliance Bracer of Brilliance
Build Item Entangling Wings Entangling Wings
Build Item Emblem of Increasing Peril Emblem of Increasing Peril
Build Item Scorching Blink Rune Scorching Blink Rune
Build Item Phantom Shell Phantom Shell

Short Introduction.

Welcome to my guide for Aphrodite, Goddess of Beauty
My name is Kitt. I play a variety of modes, like Conquest, Joust and Slash; as well as be a full-time healer main. In this guide I'll be teaching you how to navigate the battlefield as Aphrodite in a few role's and build paths to go along with it.
This is my first ever guide on SmiteFire, and I'm still learning the ropes here, so if there's anything here I missed please feel free to let me know! (I should also mention that I'm following a template for this guide.)

Let's discuss the reason we're all here; let's learn how to master the Goddess of Beauty, the ever perfect, Lady Aphrodite!


This Guide was last updated during patch 11.7

Pros and Cons!

Pros:
  • High Team Healing
  • Good poke from Love Birds and Back Off!
  • Good late game damage potential
  • Can Flex into multiple roles.
  • Can protect her and one ally from big damage and CC abilities with Undying Love
  • Great at babysitting teammates.
  • Helps keep tanks and hyper carries alive.
  • Can provide good protections and decent CC to team.
Cons:
  • Easy to kill as a midlaner.
  • Very countered by slows and antiheal.
  • Does not deal super well with being out pressured.
  • Often focused in teamfights.
  • Not very high consistent burst damage.
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Aphrodite's Abilites.

Passive - Center Of Attention
Aphrodite gains protections of each type for every enemy and ally god within 70 units of her, this is not a passive you have to think about too much but can come in use as a makeshift ward, these protections can also benefit the protection share from her first ability.


1 - Kiss
This is the core of Aphrodite's kit, this is what makes Aphrodite's kit function, you want to keep linked as much as possible, as you gain many benefits from being so. When linked you gain; movement speed, and you share your protections and 1/2 of your MP5 with your linked partner (we call them soulmates) When kissing an enemy god while linked to an ally one, your soulmate will get jealous and gain a % damage dealt increase as well.
As a mid laner, try and be linked to frontliners (Tanky ones or Junglers) to safely get big damage off from her Back Off! You may also use [Kiss] to CC enemies to make her 3rd ability Love Birds's damage easier to confirm, as it travels rather slowly.

2 - Kiss
Back Off! is a very simple ability to use and understand, Aphrodite will do a large amount of damage in a circle around you and your soulmate, should you have one, this ability also knockbacks and slows the enemy she hits with it (note that the knockback only applies on the Back Off! originating from Aphrodite) Enemies cannot be hit with more than one blast of Back Off!

3 - Love Birds
Love Birds is the 'Do everything I need' button for Aphrodite, it grants her sustain and her soulmate good healing, grants her and her soulmate cooldown reduction, and even hits very hard with a full power build. Whatever needs you may have, Love Birds will have you covered.

4 - Undying Love
Undying Love is why many people dislike playing against Aphrodite, this ability at max rank grants 2 whole seconds of complete invulnerability to everything in the game and can even be used while knocked up! This ability additonally grants Aphrodite and her soulmate the jealously buff from Kiss, allowing Aphrodite to pump out some insane damage with her abilites. Undying Love can be used in a large number of scenarios, but for most players is used as a beads/aegis to save yourself or an ally from a situation they would have not lived from otherwise. Try not and be too stingy with this ability, or you may obtain the ire of your teammates.

Items!

Check out the item's I recommend for Aphrodite above!

So, what's the gameplan?


Aphrodite plays differently in what role you play her in, as of 11.7 I believe her to be viable in 2 (potentially 3) roles, those being mid and support (we will not be discussing solo.)

Aphrodite in Mid Lane


Navigating with Aphrodite as a damage dealer is a bit complicated, you'll be able to output good damage, but it comes with a decent amount of risks, such as being incredibly easy to lock down when your ultimate is down.
You start the game with Love Birds, as that is your clear and your heal, this will be the ability we max first. Lane pressure does not come naturally to Aphrodite so expect to be out-cleared, especially if you do not go Conduit Gem, be prepared to lose some gold to tower and do not get greedy, get too far behind and you'll not be able to do anything in team fights midgame. Early game it is not realistic to be linked to someone all the time, but when supports rotate to your lane be linked to them or the jungler.
Make use of your sustain to outtrade the enemy midlaner, when the support or jungle is around try and make use of your good damage, and ultimate to all in the enemy midlaner to help but yourself ahead.

Aphrodite in Support


Most people consider Aphrodite a much better support than a mid, and I'm inclined to agree, her kit was built to be a support, but only somewhat recently gained the tools to actually properly support her team.

When starting out, you've got a few options for support, I tend to choose either Benevolence or Sentinel's Gift; however, War Flag and Protector's Mask are also decent options that I might pick up depending on the team comp. I pick up the T1 going into Prophetic Cloak a couple of pots and being my move to the buffs.
Just like mid, we always start out with Love Birds, there is no other option, you need the damage to clear the buffs and the first wave; once we get to level 2, we pick up our Kiss to grant sustain to our lane partner. Depending on the ADC you get paired with, you may or may not have pressure, but in most cases, you'll be on the backfoot in terms of clear; try and keep minions out of the tower and do your best to not fall behind!

Midgame is an awkward spot for Aphrodite, you've probably got a few items online, and you're rotating around the map, normally staying in mid to babysit your midlaner, but you should ward around the map where necessary and move to support your team wherever necessary as well. Midgame is where we have to make a choice as to what abilities we want to level up, you can choose between Kiss and Undying Love but I would not put any points in Back Off! besides the first one until Kiss and Undying Love are levelled. I would recommend putting points into Undying Love whenever possible.

Lategame is where Aphrodite really shines, with a full support build, you're very tank and you can make whoever you're linked to very tanky as well, with the build I like to go for support you give out many prots, healing, and even some small shields, it's great for keeping not only your soulmate alive, but decent at keeping the entire team alive as well.
Lategame navigating is rather simple, as a healer and a support, your job is to pick one person who's doing a bunch of damage and keep them alive so they can do EVEN MORE DAMAGE. Aphrodite likes to be on teams with hypercarries like Artemis, Mercury. Kali, or Freya, these kinds of gods can really make use of Aphrodite's kit, to keep them alive so they can pump out insane damage late game. However, she can also do well with normal scaling gods, such as Neith, Anhur, Scylla, Poseidon, Da Ji, Ravana and more! As long as they can deal damage, they can make use of Aphrodite.
Keep to the backline with your squishy teammates and let your jungle or solo initiate team fights.

Conclusion.

Aphrodite can be a dificult goddess to play, but with the right amount of work and effort, you too can grace the battlefield with Aphrodite's divine beauty.

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