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Arachne-Jungle-Conquest | a short-guide by Marki

November 18, 2017 by BestMinionEver
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Destroy early game, survive late game

Smite God: Arachne

Item Purchase Order

Starter

Build Item Death's Toll
Build Item Bumba's Mask
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Multi Potion

Early game

Build Item Warrior Tabi Build Item Qin's Sais

Mid game

Build Item Shifter's Shield Build Item Hide of the Urchin

Late game

Build Item The Executioner Build Item Stone Cutting Sword Build Item Ninja Tabi

Situational items

Build Item Talaria Boots Build Item Masamune Build Item Winged Blade Build Item Mantle of Discord Build Item Frostbound Hammer


God Skill Order

Venomous Bite

Venomous Bite 2 3 6 7 9 key bind

Cocoon

Cocoon 4 8 10 11 12 key bind

Web

Web 1 13 14 15 16 key bind

Night Crawler

Night Crawler 5 17 18 19 20 key bind


Arachne-Jungle-Conquest | a short-guide by Marki

BestMinionEver
November 18, 2017


Intro

Marki's short-guide workshop


This is my very first short-guide in what hopefully will become a successful series of guides.
If you want to suggest my next guide or just want to check out what this is follow this link:
Marki's short-guide workshop and leave a comment in the thread.
This guide was technically not sugested by anyone, but I made it because of Skipxdan's post Jungle Arachne any help appreciated.

On this guide I spent about two hours on the guide itself (build and all the other information about Arachne) and about two more hours to establish a decent layout that I will use moving forward with my other guides in the series.

Introduction of Arachne the weaver


Strengths


She one of the best early game gods in the game. Which means that she is strongest early in the game and your goal will be to dominate the early game so hard that your team can close the game mid/late game.

She is one of the best gods for fighting 1v1 in the game, and in the early game there is no one that can deal with her (especially at level 1).

She also excels at invading buffs and counter jungling. So make use of this to counter the enemy jungle and make him as far behind as you can.

Weaknesess


She is pretty squishy, so you need to build some defense to be able to get into fights. This will be the focus for your build moving into midgame so that you are able to stay relevant in teamfights.

Bad at teamfighting, unless you build as a bruiser.

Build

There is definitely a lot more items that could be viable for Arachne than what I am going to discuss below. But these are the items I personally would reccomend to someone who are relatively new to the game or god. They will give you a good balance of power and survivability.

STARTER ITEMS
Your starter items will be focused towards giving you a lot of sustain and making you a beast 1v1.

Because jungle. It gives you more sustain, faster clear and more gold. Always take this when you play jungle.
Great for AA-based 1v1 fighters. It gives you a good amount of damage and sustain. You also can't make good use of Bluestone Pendant.
Two healing potions is the standard for all junglers and you need it for the sustain in the early game in chase you take some damage.
Two multi potions is great on aggresive early game jungle gods to let you fight more agressively. You also do not need the mana when you mainly use AAs


EARLY GAME
In the early game your focus should be on getting as much DPS as possible to dominate the early/mid game.

Great early damage and movement speed. If you gank a lot I would reccomend trying out Talaria Boots for the exstra movement speed and the gold proc. In the late game you will switch this out with Ninja Tabi.
Great DPS boost for all AA-based assassins. And in combination with the chase potential with Web and the AS-buff from Cocoon
it can be very effective. It is a bit expensive though and it needs more AS to really shine. Switching it out with either Stone Cutting Sword or The Executioner are both viable options.


MID GAME
In the mid game you should shift your focus to getting some defense to set you up for teamfight in the mid/late game. If your team is dominating you should focus more on damage before moving into defense.

This is just an insane item. Above 50% health it gives you an insane damage boost and bellow 50% it gives you a ton of defense which can let you escape without using Night Crawler or at leas let you use it later than you normally would have to use it to get out. The problem is that you want more attack speed after just finishinv Qin's Sais so if the game is still consisting of mostly 1v1 skirmishes and no grouped up teamfights picking up The Executioner at this point will be beneficial. You can also considder switching this out with Frostbound Hammer if the Web isn't enough for you to keep up with your targets.
This is just a great defensive item. You need to get this now to stack it up before the game goes into the lategame. This can also be switched out with matle of discord, but it is expensive and the cooldown reduction isn't super relevant for Arachne. But Mantle of Discord is technically better, the biggest upside is that you do not need to stack it so you can build it later. But you want a cheap build, so this is more of a luxury item if you are fed. You can also switch this out for Winged Blade if you struggle against slows ( Poseidon for example), the movement speed is also great for keeping up with your targets.

LATE GAME
By now you should have enough defense to survive long enough to be relevant in teamfights, so your focus is going to shift back to DPS again. And mainly making Qin's Sais as effective as possible.

This will give you some much needed penetration (ideally you will buy this as your third item) and it will improve the effectiveness of Qin's Sais by a lot due to the penetration and AS.
This gives you more MS to chase your targets and the protection shred is perfect with The Executionerand Qin's Sais. If there is a lot of teamfights and you are dying to fast to be relevant at all in the fights going Masamune instead can give you the defense you need to stay alive and get stuff done.
When you got every other item in your build you want to sell Warrior Tabi and get this instead. Because at this point the 20 power from Warrior Tabi
will count for a lot less than the extra procs from Qin's Sais, The Executioner and Stone Cutting Sword that Ninja Tabi will provide you with.


SITUATIONAL ITEMS
I have already mentioned the situational items above, but I'll go over them again just because situational items are very important and knowing when a situational item is needed is what makes you transfer from being decent at a god into being great at a god.

These boots are great for farming, the proc is easy to get with your Web and the movement speed is great for ganking and just rotating all over the map. You lose out on some power, but Qin's Sais is your main damage source. So it does not effect you that much. I love this item, but if you don't like it Warrior Tabi is fine.
This is perfect for teamfighting, it gives you the protections needed to dive the backline and still survive. It has a good amount of damage as well and the movement speed is just great.
It is cheap, you get some survivability with the CC reduction and the health. But you mainly pick it up for the slow immunity and movement speed to keep up with your target or get out of stuff like Whirlpool.
This is the definition of a luxury item as I mentioned. It has a good defense spike and the passive is great for those sticky situations. The cooldown reduction is just a bonus that you don't really need on Arachne.
It helps you stay on your target and the health is also going to help you out. The passive also helps you boxing vs gods like Mercury, Kali and all hunters. But unless you are against a physical heavy team I would not recommend going for this.

Abilities

LEVEL 1
Starting with Web gives you the potential to kill someone at level 1. But starting Venomous Bite is also fine for the extra sustain .

PRIORITY
Then you will prioritize Venomous Bite -> Web -> Cocoon -> Night Crawler (taking one point into it at lvel 5 ofc.).

Gameplay

EARLY GAME
Try to get a kill in mid at level 1, go in from behind the enemy (at the mid entrance close to the enemy tower) use Web on the enemy mid (if he has noe escapes) or the jungler (if the enemy mid has an escape).

After that just farm and gank (focus gods without escapes). Also try to invade as much as you can.

MID GAME
Keep invading and ganking. Try to not get caught in situations where you are outnumbered.

LATEGAME
Try and pick off enemies that are out of position. And in teamfights dive the backline as long as you have ult to escape with. Try and sneak in from behind.

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