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Assassin Scylla [5.13]

July 21, 2018 by AlyciaFear
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Assassin Scylla [5.13]

Smite God: Scylla

Item Purchase Order

Standard

Build Item Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Book of Thoth
Build Item Polynomicon
Build Item Spear of Desolation
Build Item Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Rod of Tahuti

Anti-Tank

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Build Item Book of Thoth Build Item Obsidian Shard Build Item Polynomicon Build Item Soul Reaver Build Item Rod of Tahuti

Relics

Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Blink Rune


Threats

Click the categories below to view threats.
Extreme Major Even Minor Tiny

Athena

Due to her Taunts (and ability to absorb basic attacks) Athena can make it very difficult when attempting to Assassinate a target. Be sure to keep your distance from her when blinking on an enemy.

Kumbhakarna

Kumbhakarna is incredibly well at CC so be very careful when attacking near him as he can quickly shut you down.

Loki

With his capability of sneaking up on you and bursting you down, it is recommended to get 1 or 2 defensive items for survivability.

Da Ji

Da Ji is mostly just a threat as she has the potential of quickly bursting Scylla down. As such be cautious when playing against her.

Ganesha

Be weary when attacking near Ganesha as his silence can quickly shut down your combo.

Nox

Due to Nox's silence be very careful when attacking on or near her. Preferably only doing so when her silence is down.

Ymir

Ymir has some decent CC with his freeze and wall so be careful when attacking near him.

Zeus

Zeus has a lot of burst potential and due to how his abilities work it can be quiet easy for him to kill if you aren't careful.

He Bo

He Bo is mostly just a threat due to his burst potential. As long as you get the jump on him you should be okay, but if he has the chance to counter-attack, it could quickly spell disaster.

Ne Zha

Ne Zha, like other assassin's can quickly burst Scylla down if you aren't careful so air on the side of caution when dealing with such characters.

Serqet

Serqet has some disruption potential so be careful when attacking near her.


Preface

If you have any questions, comments, corrections, or suggestions about this build please feel free to post a comment or send me a message! I'm always looking for constructive criticisms and ways that I can improve this build. Anything to help you become the best Scylla that you can be!

Introduction

Salutations fellow Smiters! My name is AlyciaFear and I've decided that it is finally time for me to pass on my knowledge of my favorite god in this game, Scylla. I have decided to also share various videos of my past games which were typically recorded to just show off to my friends, but now I figure they can serve a more educational purpose. While I do have a lot of experience with Scylla, I do not in any way claim to be the greatest Scylla player. That being said, I am always open to suggestions and constructive criticisms so please feel free to offer me any feedback you may have!

I am approaching the point where I think I might actually branch off from Scylla and start expanding my god pool to begin playing more competitively. and for that reason I feel like now is as good a time as any to pass on my Scylla knowledge to the masses.

For those of you curious about my experience with her feel free to check the About Me chapter towards the end of this guide, otherwise just trust me when I say that I have a good amount of time with her.

How This Guide got its Name


Disclaimer

Please note that this guide is not perfect and will not cover every possible situation but I will try and give you as much information as possible to get the most out of it. There is A LOT of information in this guide and if you are legitimately considering using my strategies to their fullest potential I strongly recommend that you read through everything. It will not only give you insight into HOW to use my build and tactics but also some insight into WHY I built it this why and WHEN you should use this build.

Are you new to Smite and interested in Scylla? Are you a regular Smite player but never really played Scylla? Do you just need a refresher on what all this demon child is capable of? Feel free to jump to my School of Scylla chapter towards the end of this guide to teach you everything you need to know!

Should I Use This Build?

Skill Leveling

For this build I typically run the most common skill sequence for Scylla. Due to SmiteFire not being able to allow for Point Skipping (something crucial for Scylla) I will instead note it here to avoid confusion.

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Why This Skill Order?

Items

I will start this section by just giving you a general table of the common builds and then I will give some further in-depth explanations as well as some possible variations for those who are interested.

Remember, these builds are general guidelines so you may need to make changes to them depending on the situation of your current game. This is part of the reason I only recommend this build for more seasoned players as less experienced players may not know when or how they should be adjusting the build.



*Note: If you are playing in Conquest then Item #1 should technically be Mage's Blessing after which you will sell it once you are ready to build your 6th item. The listed items are only of the FINAL build, not the exact item purchase order.

Build
Item #1 Item #2 Item #3 Item #4 Item #5 Item #6
Standard
Anti-Tank
Survivability
FLEX

*Note: The builds listed in the table above are only the average builds that will be used against any given team comp. However, you should always be flexible with your builds and make adaptions as needed. Whether you change the order in which you build or change the items of the build, it is ultimately up to your best judgement.




Standard Build Breakdown


Anti-Tank Build Breakdown


Survivability Build Breakdown


Hybridization of Builds

Relics & Consumables

Relics


Consumables

Why Polynomicon?

As of today's date (07/19/2018) I checked on Smite.Guru's most popular items for Scylla and Polynomicon is not listed for any of the game modes. So why on earth is this item in almost all of my builds?

To start this off, let's look through all of the pros and cons of this item.

Pro #1: Combining with Book of Thoth
The first Pro of this item is that the extra mana pairs well with Book of Thoth's passive. Giving you +300 Mana combined with the 5% Mana to Power conversion from Book of Thoth (as of 5.13) gives you a total of +15 Power. This means that this item will effectively give you a total of +90 Power. This is definitely nice, but it's nothing to write home about.

Pro #2: Lifesteal?
The second benefit to this item is the Lifesteal... well sort of. As most of you may know Lifesteal typically isn't the best for Scylla. Not to mention this is the the only Lifesteal item in this build so with all that said this benefit is nice but again, nothing to write home about.

Pro #3: The Passive
The real reason to build this item on Scylla is its passive. As most of you already know Scylla is a god who, in the late game, can have some of the highest Magical Power of any god in Smite (mostly because of the free +100 Magical Power she gets from Quick Learner). And guess what Polynomicon's passive is based on? That's right, Magical Power.

Just how good is Polynomicon's Passive?

The power of Polynomicon


What if I told you...


So what is the major con of this item? It requires aim. If you miss the basic attack then tough luck. But, for those of you with bad aim there is an upside. Scylla's first ability Sic 'Em is a root and at max rank can root up to three targets. Who needs to aim when your target can't move?

Polynomicon is probably the defining item of the Assassin Scylla build (next to Blink Rune). But, if this argument wasn't enough to sway you, then there's one more hidden benefit that a lot of people don't take into consideration.

Pro #4: Camps & Towers
Polynomicon can be used against Jungle Camps and Towers. This means later on Scylla becomes that much more effective against the Gold Fury and Fire Giant (as well as Buff camps I guess). Which is nice, but now Scylla is also capable of sieging towers and phoenixes; something she typically doesn't excel at. My typical strategy goes something like this:

Sic 'Em + Poly-Auto + (2 basics) + Crush + Poly-Auto + (2 basics).
Rinse and repeat. When you're ready to go you can lead out your Sentinel and throw one last Poly-Auto at the structure (but only do so if it is safe). Where possible be sure to use Sic 'Em and Crush on minions (or enemy gods if the tower is already aggro'd to an ally).

I will note that while this does enable her to better bring down structures, it does come with some risks. For one, she has to use an ability each time she wants to proc' Polynomicon. If there are no targets, then you effectively have to waste an ability which can leave you vulnerable so be careful and use your best judgement when sieging structures and boss camps.

Gameplay & How to Assassinate

By now you should be familiar with my build, why I built it the way have, and all of the various ways you can tweak it depending on your game, so now it's time to get to the fun. Using this build to Assassinate your opponents. While it may sound intimidating at first, it is actually an extremely simple combo, and isn't anything that I would claim is 'new' to Smite.

However, I will say that in my almost 3 years of Smite I have yet to see another Scylla player use a similar build or playstyle (though let's be honest Scylla isn't exactly a god you see in every game). I will say that there have been several Scylla players who have faced me as I used this build/technique and they were thoroughly impressed with it. They have even followed up with me and told me of their successes with it so hopefully you'll get some good use out of it as well!

The Technique


Demonstration Video


Demonstration Video



Assassin Scylla in Practice


*Note: These videos are just of past recorded kills with this build and were mostly to just show off to my friends. As such you do not necessarily need to watch them. I will however, post them to serve as examples of what this build is capable of (specifically Polynomicon on Scylla) for any who are interested.

End of Arena Match


Build Used Defensively


The Old Switcharoo


An Unexpected Assassination


Another Unexpected Assassination


Why you shouldn't lazy back


3 Examples of Polynomicon at Work

School of Scylla

Scylla 101 will cover the basics of what type of god Scylla is, her abilities and some tips on how to play her. I wouldn't consider this a 'comprehensive' guide of her but should be enough information for beginning players to get started with practicing her.

Scylla 101


Scylla 201 is for players who are relatively familiar with Scylla (at least having played against her, but maybe not played her themselves) and will primarily cover all the effects her passive Quick Learner has to offer.

Scylla 201

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