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Many people don't seem to know how to play Artemis. She is fairly avoided by many players pro and casual. This is largely becasue she is one of the few hunters in the game that possesses no escape move (leap or dash). What she does have is the power to out fight almost any god in single combat; any number of gods if she gets ahead. Her kit has subtle, but powerful, built in mechanics that allow you to player her a little different from other hunters.
First, her ult gives her cc immunity. This means that by level 5 Artemis has a built in Purification on a shorter cool down. While many hunters have to build Purification to counter the enemy cc, Artemis can often skip it and pick up Heavily Agility to counteract her lacking mobility.
Second, her second ability Vengeful Assault gives her massively increased attack speed. I level this ability first. Some people prefer to level Suppress the Insolent first thinking it will help the clear wave better. This is incorrect. With this build your lane clear comes from the passive effect of Odysseus' Bow. Secondly, it allows you to build less attack speed in your build and still trade blows with other hunters. The added attack speed makes you able to burn down objectives in no time making her very potent in lane. Finally, this ability also increases your movement speed making it a subtle, but powerful engage, disengage, or positioning power.
Third, her passive. This gives her up to 15% crit chance right out of the gate that increases the more auto attacks you land. Because you are leveling Vengeful Assault first, you can stack your passive much faster than you would otherwise. Building Deathbringer as your third item increases your crit chance to 35% with a fully stacked passive. This in combination with Deathbringer's passive means you will be dealing far more damage than other hunters for a third item.
Finally, her combo. Her third ability Suppress the Insolent has a 25% slow. Her ult is an amiable, progressive stun that deals a lot of damage. Her most overlooked and underrated ability, Transgressor's Fate is a root and cripple that does some damage to. That is a lot of cc in one kit. Using it correctly give you absolute control over a fight. Surprise is your friend. If the enemy engages you, or you get ganked, drop your ult, counter acting any cc they would us to tie you down, once they are stunned place Transgressors' Fate right underneath them. Then light into them with Vengeful Assault. If you are attacking them start the combo by using Suppress the Insolent to slow them and allow you to get in range of Transgressors' Fate, then drop your ult and proceed as mentioned before.
While the first few items are set in stone, the rest of Artemis' build is divided into three possible variations.
I use God Fighter in matches where I find myself doing a lot of boxing and team fighting. Most of your damage comes from crits in this build and the added life steal of Asi helps keep you in extended fights longer or gain the edge on an opponent who is out-damaging you. Asi gives you some flat penetration that makes the crits more effective against bruisers and tanks. Late game Titian's Bane will let you melt enemy tanks easily. If you are boxing a lot but don't need the life steal, building Ichaival for the extra power may be preferable.
I use God Chaser if I'm ahead or the enemy is keeping their distance. It is a more aggressive build but it really gives you control over the fight.
Objective pusher does just what it says it does. The added attack speed from building Wind Deamon early and following it with Titan's Bane will give you the edge at taking towers and objectives fast. It is also a very high power build making your ult and Suppress the Insolent very potent.
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