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Athena's Guidance : Arena Bruiser

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Smite God: Athena

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Build Item Magic Shoes Magic Shoes
Build Item Druid Stone Druid Stone

First Back Notes I typically would go with Shoes of the Magi, but depends on the situation, Reinforced Shoes work.

Stone binding next!

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Reinforced Shoes Reinforced Shoes
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding

Buy this next Notes The cool down and mana it gives is crutial.

Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor

Buy Fourth Notes Aura is where it's at!

Build Item Void Stone Void Stone

Fifth! Notes IMPORTANT!

Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail

Situational, see note! Pick one! Notes Depending on how the game is going, you could either go two ways. Get more defense and become tankier... Or deal more damage but lose that extra defense...

Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver

Optional Notes If your getting bursted and need that slow immunity, you can sell stone.

Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade


Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem

Damage situational Items

Build Item Ethereal Staff Ethereal Staff
Build Item Polynomicon Polynomicon
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Defensive Situational Items

Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding


Thanks for the comments! I'm learning a lot from you guys. I appreciate it.



This is my first attempt at creating a guide so bear with me! as of right now I am creating a simple arena build for Athena. Eventually, I would like to branch out and make other builds for her as well as create builds for other Gods. But for now, this is what I have.

If you have any tips on how I can improve this build,please comment! I know this community can give great advice!

The reason I decided to make a build for Athena is that I love playing her and there seems to be a limit of decent builds for her. I love to play her as a bruiser, rather than a tank so please keep that in mind. I thought I'd give it a try and create a build and share it with the community!

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Kriega1 (47) | January 11, 2019 4:29pm
Needs improving. Not a great build for Athena in arena at all (though it's just items listed with no build...)

Instead (Bruiser): Shoes of the Magi, Breastplate of Valor, Void Stone, Soul Reaver/ Ethereal Staff, Mantle of Discord, Winged Blade.

Starter would be tier 2 boots.

Stone of Binding is a pretty good early game option as well.

And get rid of meditation. Swap it out for Horrific Emblem or something useful.
Mavid | January 11, 2019 8:34pm
Thanks! You were a big help.
Kriega1 (47) | January 11, 2019 8:41pm
You forgot Stone of Binding, which is a better option than Dynasty Plate Helm. You get 20 less power, and 5 less physical protections, but if you CC someone, then you give 20 magical and physical penetration to allies within 70 units of you for 5 seconds.

Also I would get Stone of Binding straight after boots.

Edit: You don't necessarily need to sell Stone of Binding lategame, but it is an option if you're getting bursted, and you need the slow immunity from Winged Blade (for example).
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Branmuffin17 (238) | January 11, 2019 5:58pm
In arena, I consider one item almost core, and that's Midgardian Mail. Since she'll automatically get it to work when she taunts, it provides additional control through the slow.

Stone of Fal is awful. Dynasty Plate Helm needs to be early IF you ever get it...not "lastly." It's an early bridge item.
Gulfwulf (30) | January 11, 2019 7:50pm
I see Dynasty as more of a mage item than a guardian one personally.
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Kriega1 (47) | January 11, 2019 6:02pm
Yeah I guess you can swap Reaver or Winged Blade for it.
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