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Artio Support (Defensive/Sustain)

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Smite God: Artio

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Purchase Order

Final Build Notes Once build is full and you have the coin swap Boots for Pythag,then if you want swap Stone for Oni's.

Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb

Obv Starter Notes multi or blue is good and Barons is still fairly solid though expensive.

Build Item Guardian's Blessing Guardian's Blessing
Build Item Shoes Shoes
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Baron's Brew Baron's Brew

Situational/Swap able items

Build Item Emperor's Armor Emperor's Armor
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation
Build Item Jade Emperor's Crown Jade Emperor's Crown
Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown

Main Relics

Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Meditation Cloak Meditation Cloak
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy

Situational Relics

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Shield of Thorns Shield of Thorns
Build Item Phantom Veil Phantom Veil
Build Item Cursed Ankh Cursed Ankh
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Bracer of Undoing Bracer of Undoing

Consumables at the Start

Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Ward Ward
Build Item Chalice of the Oracle Chalice of the Oracle
Build Item Baron's Brew Baron's Brew

Consumables at the end

Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Chalice of Mana Chalice of Mana
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Baron's Brew Baron's Brew
Build Item Chalice of the Oracle Chalice of the Oracle
Build Item Elixir of Defense Elixir of Defense

Artio's Skill Order

Energy Surge / Maul Prey

Energy Surge / Maul Prey

1 X
2 6 8 13 15
Entangling Vines / Ferocious Roar

Entangling Vines / Ferocious Roar

2 A
3 9 14 17 18
Life Tap / Heavy Charge

Life Tap / Heavy Charge

3 B
1 4 7 11 12


4 Y
5 10 16 19 20
Array ( [major] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 65 [display_name] => Ah Puch [url] => ah-puch ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => If he can play right his damage is nuts and its hard to get close. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 2 [display_name] => Arachne [url] => arachne ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => If built right your defense and sustain mean nothing. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 75 [display_name] => Jing Wei [url] => jing-wei ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => She can hit really god damn hard. ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 13 [display_name] => Kukulkan [url] => kukulkan ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Tornadoes and ults hurt...simple. ) ) [even] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 52 [display_name] => Kumbhakarna [url] => kumbhakarna ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Not likely to kill but his amount of stuns can lead to the adc murdering you. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 12 [display_name] => Ymir [url] => ymir ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Same with kumb but your more likely to kill if you have back up. ) ) ) 1

Artio' Threats

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Artio' threats

Does it work?

For the most part if you have a competent team you'll be fine and won't die unless you feed really, you'll do enough damage to help in team/solo fights. However you'll probably have more assists than kills by far and if you're cool with it, then this is your build.


High Sustain
Ton of Health
Decent Damage
Great in Team Fights

Maybe forced to always fight with someone instead of lone gunning
Towering isn't great
Incredibly mana hungry until mid/late game

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Gulfwulf (75) | May 7, 2019 3:04pm
Alright, so here's the more in-depth feedback regarding items:

You don't list a start, but I would go: Guardian's Blessing, Shoes, 3x Healing Potions and Mana Potions. Sure you have healing in your kit, but it takes a bit to come online.

Full build with boots:
Shoes of Focus: power, mana, and CDR, all of which Artio can make good use of.
Stone of Binding: its passive is great if your ADC follows up with your initiation. Since it's considered a bridge item, you would sell this for something else before you bought the Elixir of Speed and traded out your shoes.
Sovereignty: physical protections and HP5 to help with your healing, plus it's an aura item that provides prots and HP5 to nearby allies.
Void Stone: Artio's an aggressive guardian, so the extra magical protection, power, health, and protection reduction really help her; it'll also help any magical gods on your team.
Gauntlet of Thebes: good health, double prots when fully stacked, and HP5. Note, you can get this instead of sov 2nd if you like depending upon how the match is going.
Elixir of Speed: grab this after your build is finish, sell your shoes, then buy your 7th (or 8th) item.

After you get the above items, it's time for situational ones (you can skip sov if you don't need it):
Pythagorem's Piece: power, health, cdr, lifesteal, and its aura gives your team lifesteal. This is a great item for those team fights provided you don't need something else.
Oni Hunter's Garb: This is mainly for the passive: 9% damage mitigation is nothing to sneeze at though the other stats are great as well.
Spirit Robe: even though the mitigation is situational, it's still a great item with good stats all-around, plus its passive is on a shorter cooldown than Mantle of Discord. And it stacks with Oni.
Heartward Amulet: a very situational item you should only get if you're facing 4+ magical gods; otherwise there are better magical protection items like Oni.
Emperor's Armor: if you're having trouble taking down objectives or defending your own, this can help. I say it's pretty niche, but it depends on the matchup and how the game's going.
Hide of the Nemean Lion: for dealing with gods building crit. Be careful because they may stop targeting you once they figure out you built this.
Midgardian Mail: great against AA gods who are not building crit. Don't buy this and Hide together because you want crit gods to hit you as much as possible so you can reflect as much damage as you can.
Winged Blade: good if you're facing a lot of gods with slows in their kit. Note that its passive does have a fairly long cooldown.
Witchblade: works pretty well with Midgardian, but I consider it a niche item on Artio since she doesn't have very good attack progression.

Relic choices depend upon matchup, but these are always good choices:
Magic Shell: helps defend you and your teammates against AA gods and those with executes.
Heavenly Wings: helps retreat or chase a low enemy.
Belt of Frenzy: a decent 2nd relic for helping take down objectives.

Situational relics:
Horrific Emblem: mainly used to counter an enemy who bought wings.
Blink Rune: so you can blink in and stun grouped up enemies. Make sure your team knows what you're doing before you blink in.
Phantom Veil: for countering Odin's, Ymir's, and Cabrakan's walls. I'd only get this 2nd if you really need it because it's very niche.

Remember that CDR is capped at 40% and Potion of Magical Might gives you 10%. You can over cap CDR, but you're not building efficiently then.

Thoughts? Also, I haven't voted because I'm waiting to see how you update this guide. :)
Usatells | May 8, 2019 4:29am
Give me a little while to finalize this because i'm busy but wow genuinely thx what you gave is gonna help lots
Gulfwulf (75) | May 8, 2019 4:43am
Take your time and I'm glad you found my feedback helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions.

I was watching and Inters3ct video today on how to build supports and he mentioned preferring Reinforced Shoes over Shoes of Focus. I can see his point if you're going with Gauntlet of Thebes right after shoes, but I think it depends upon playstyle and matchup. Something to consider and maybe note in your guide though.
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Kriega1 (115) | May 7, 2019 7:26am
I would probably get rid of mystical mail. In 99% of cases you do not need this as a support.
Gulfwulf (75) | May 5, 2019 1:38pm
I have some serious concerns with your build, Usatells. I'll provide my feedback if you're interested in hearing it. Ultimately this is your build and you can choose what items you want but I cannot recommend it in its current state.
Usatells | May 5, 2019 5:27pm
Any suggestions on what to replace it with?
Gulfwulf (75) | May 5, 2019 9:19pm
I'll provide more in-depth feedback when I can access my computer again, but for now look at items like stone of binding, gauntlet of Thebes, lotus crown, spirit robe, oni hunter's garb, and void stone. A replacement for lotus would be sovereignty because I don't think Artio's aoe healing is all that great. I'd test the ywo and go with the one that seems to provide mote for your team.
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Usatells | May 5, 2019 5:21pm
I'll look into it then, thanks for the feedback
Kriega1 (115) | May 5, 2019 8:11am
pythags, typhon and mystical mail?
boogiebass (44) | May 5, 2019 9:47am
pythags may not be an awful choice, because the aura by itself is roughly equal to a tier 2 item.
Gulfwulf (75) | May 5, 2019 1:36pm
Pythags is a decent choice, but Typhon's Fang isn't because it doesn't bring enough to the table to justify the price; besides, it's a very selfish item and supports should be looking for items that help their team and it doesn't do that at all.
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Artio Support (Defensive/Sustain)
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