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Smite God: Baron Samedi

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

Build Example - Anti-Heal

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Ethereal Staff Ethereal Staff

Example Build - Team-Orientated

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation

Situational Items

Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Relics

Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings

Baron Samedi



Baron Samedi is a death Petro Loa, one of the aspects of The Baron. Baron Samedi is a utility mage (like Nu Wa) that can heal and support team mates, while dishing out his fair share of damage. Baron Samedi is a low mobility mage with strong crowd control and unique skills. His abilities allow him to counter and control enemy gods. Combined with health-scaled abilities and a combo oriented kit, Baron Samedi can easily influence a fight.

Abilities


Passive: Hysteria

Baron shares Baron's Brew, a powerful restorative chalice, with his allies from the Item Shop. Enemies hit by Baron will have Hysteria applied to them. Baron's abilities interact with Hysteria to provide bonus effects. Targets at Max Hysteria take 20% additional damage from Baron Samedi.

Ability Video

Notes and Tactics

Baron's Brew is essentially a boosted Multi Potion chalice, and it heals for 12% more health and 33% more mana. However keep in mind that you can only buy one, and have to go back to the fountain to refill it. The Multi Potion has a longer duration as well. Still, Baron's Brew is better than the Multi Potion.

The extra damage from Hysteria encourages using combos to increase damage.


Vivid Gaze

Baron Samedi animates two skulls, both which briefly warm up before firing two beams of voodoo magic that damage enemies. The beams crossover wherever Baron Samedi was aiming. Enemies hit by both beams take 15% damage on the second hit.
If the enemy god hit is above 30 Hysteria, their Physical Power, Magical Power, and Attack Speed are reduced.


Ability Video

Notes and Tactics

Applies 10 Hysteria per beam. This is your waveclear and your main source of damage when combined with other abilities. Try to hit your target at the crossroads of the beam if possible. However, since you have to be in-front of the minion wave to land this, there's a high chance that you'll be hit by the enemy laner's clearing ability. This causes you to lose a lot of health quickly.


Consign Spirits

Baron Samedi guides restless spirits to the ground and buries them. After a brief delay the ground erupts, damaging enemies standing in the area. If an enemy god is hit, friendly spirits fly the from the area and heal allies near the explosion or by Baron Samedi.
If the enemy god hit is above 30 Hysteria the friendly spirit cleanses ally slow effects, and increases their Movement Speed.


Ability Video

Notes and Tactics

Your poke. Try to predict where the enemy will be due to the short delay. Useful in teamfights due to the increased mobility combined with the healing. The 15% bonus healing is dependant on not who is being healed but who cosign spirits hit.[/spoiler]


Wrap It Up

Baron Samedi throws his snake forward, wrapping any enemy god hit and dealing damage every .5s for 2.5s and applying a ramp to root.
If a god hit is above 30 Hysteria, the snake will also lash out at nearby enemy gods who stand too close after 1s. Enemies hit by this are injected with venom that ramp to root and deals the full damage over time immediately.


Ability Video

Notes and Tactics

Similar to Anubis' Mummify and Chronos' Stop Time, this sets up combos for teammates and yourself due to the slow and eventually stun combined with the relatively large amount of Hysteria it applies. You will rarely see its boosted version, due to most players using it to set up targets who at the moment have zero Hysteria.


Life of the Party

Baron Samedi pulls the souls of the living towards his Coffin, becoming CC Immune and taking 35% reduced damage. Enemy gods within range are pulled towards the Coffin and take damage every .33s. When an enemy god gets too close to the coffin their soul is ripped out, causing them to be stunned, take a large amount of damage based on their total health and gain max Hysteria. This ability persists for 3.5s or until an enemy god is pulled to the coffin.
If targets being pulled are above 30 Hysteria, the pull strength is increased.


Ability Video

Notes and Tactics

Can apply full Hysteria if a poor soul gets pulled in for the complete duration. Great for teamfights due to the high CC it provides, even finishing it off with a 2 second stun. This is a great ability for setting up kills for your allies. This is also great for rapidly inflicting Hysteria so your abilities get the full effect. However, keep in mind that Baron Samedi receives a 60% movement speed reduction when channeling this.

Ability Combos





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Playing in the Solo Lane


Important Notes

  • Start in lane, keep an eye on the mana buff. If the jungler goes to clear it, go and help him for the exp and gold
  • Be nice to your support and jungler :)

  • Ward in your side's jungle if the jungler is strong/dominating

  • Regularly check the minimap

  • Take the mid furies when possible and you know it's safe

  • Try to participate in teamfights as much as you can

  • Prioritise objectives over kills

  • Leave lane if the mid laner or jungler needs help

  • Communicate and work with your team

Conclusion

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Gulfwulf (47) | February 20, 2019 11:40am
Hey Tlaloc, these builds need to be updated for the current season:
  1. Drop Book of Thoth completely because of its nerf.
  2. While Soul Reaver is still good, I'd only recommend it against tanky comps.
  3. Add Soul Gem, it's really good on Baron due to his poke ability.
  4. I'd add Shaman's Ring somewhere due to Baron having no escape - the extra movement speed can help him juke/escape.
  5. I don't know if I'd even list Rod of Asclepius because Baron's healing isn't all that great. I'd replace it with Gem of Isolation.
  6. You might want to mention that Void Stone should only be bought in solo or support. Solo should pretty much always buy it, but support should only buy it if there's another mage who can benefit from it and solo hasn't bought it because the effects don't stack and Spear of the Magus works great with his ult.
  7. Swap Dynasty Plate Helm with Celestial Legion Helm/ Lotus Crown (if going with soul gem). If you do get dyn, make sure to note that it's a bridge item and should be sold because its usefulness drops off pretty quickly.
  8. I'd only get Pythagorem's Piece in support; solo/mid should get soul gem instead.

Let me know what you think, bud. :)
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | February 21, 2019 5:42am
Actually you know what, I'm gonna change this from a mid to a solo guide
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Gulfwulf (47) | February 21, 2019 11:28am
Good idea. Baron isn't a great mid-laner due to not having any real movement abilities/escape. He does great in both solo and support though.

Kriega, any thoughts on my suggestions?
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | February 21, 2019 1:15am
Agreed with everything. Thanks Gulf!

I'll make the changes soon :)
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Kriega1 (64) | February 20, 2019 5:43pm
In all honesty I don't think Baron is a viable mid laner since the soul reaver and magus nerfs as his mid lane wasn't that good already. He does badly without protections.
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Kriega1 (64) | February 19, 2019 11:30pm
Im not quite sure what is going on with the builds...
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | February 21, 2019 1:13am
Sorry, I need to update them
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boogiebass (31) | June 28, 2018 8:42pm
Hey Tlaloc/Rezneth. Me and IceColdPappsi gathered some test data which may be of use to your guides. As of today:

1) Magi's Cloak and Spirit Robe do NOT protect against Baron Samedi's Wrap It Up.
This is a potential bug, because for comparison, Magi's Cloak will protect against Artemis's Transgressor's Fate (root+cripple) and Neith's Back Flip+ Spirit Arrow root combo.

2) Purification Beads and CC immune ults, like Ragnarok, WILL save you from Wrap It Up.

3) Winged Blade does not protect against the slow from Wrap It Up. This is a potential bug because Heavenly Wings WILL nullify the slow, thus preventing you from being rooted.

#This_god_is_broken
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | June 29, 2018 2:29am
Interesting, thanks!
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Kriega1 (64) | June 29, 2018 1:40am
Most of these things are going are probably going to be fixed next patch and seeing as they're bugs it's pointless to add them to the guide.
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | June 29, 2018 2:31am
Perhaps
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Salmoncubes | June 26, 2018 6:45pm
A good basic guide. One thing I will mention that no one else seems to have, I think the general damage combo should be 3 > 2 > 1, rather than 3 > 1 > 2, as the 2 takes a moment to go off, and if you time it quickly, the 1 will land almost exactly as the 2 explodes, resulting in huge burst and less of a chance for the 2 to miss.
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | June 27, 2018 1:38am
Interesting. Good point, will add that. Thanks!
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boogiebass (31) | June 26, 2018 6:10pm
Rezneths guide has been getting a lot of attention. Its a good guide, but This one deserves some love too. I like your write up and will try this out soon. +1 vote and rep drom me.
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | June 27, 2018 1:37am
Tanks boogie <3
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Gulfwulf (47) | June 25, 2018 8:28am
It's a shame I can't vote on this yet...
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | June 26, 2018 1:58am
Lol why?
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Kriega1 (64) | June 26, 2018 6:30am
You can only vote on guides when the god is released on the live version of the game.
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Branmuffin17 (264) | June 24, 2018 12:00pm
Hey Tlaloc,

Nice writeup. Looks clean like usual.

Some comments:
  • When you talk about Hysteria (and in particular, Baron's Brew), you say you can only buy one...makes it sound like there's only 1 use before you have to refill. Might clarify that better, since it should be 3 uses (like normal healing/mana chalices). Also, it might just be the way I read it, but it sounds like when you say Multi Potion has a longer duration, it's a negative against the Brew. Reason it sounds like that is because I think you could reword to really say that the Brew is a great item, rather than just give comparatives. Boosted multi potion with a preferably shorter duration to restore is great.

  • On Vivid Gaze, you're saying to point the intersection so the beams hit all of the minions...I don't think you can hit all minions with that intersection unless they're bunched up. Rather, making sure one of the beams goes through the entire wave, and focusing the intersection on the minions you need more damage on, is probably best. That extra damage isn't all that much anyway. Helpful, but not huge.

  • Spelling error on the last sentence of notes for Consign Spirits.

  • Somewhere, you might talk about how Spear of the Magus is core (which you identify as such, but never talk about) because of the easy stacking/multi-ticks of Wrap It Up and Life of the Party.

  • I need to play with him some, so take my build comments with that consideration. That said, for any god that has a situational heal rather than a heal that can work anywhere/anytime, I always feel that Rod of Asclepius is also then situational. In Baron's case, I think it's probably closer to core, but still...not necessarily true core. He'll appreciate that MS since he has no escape, and that alone might make it basically core, maybe. But if you've got other teammates with heals, and you're playing skilled competition, expect anti-heal, and so you're building something that's going to have a reduced function.

  • I think the rest of the item suggestions are solid, but you might consider some additional things. I think Mantle of Discord is another option that should be in there. Pythagorem's Piece is another great utility item, if your teammates are sticking with you (or you're sticking with them, as should be the case).
Thoughts?
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | June 25, 2018 5:55am
  • Will make the changes to clarify the Hysteria description

  • Will fix the Vivid Gaze intersection thing, I actually meant to say position the point o intersection so that all the minions are hit by at least one beam. Going to make that clear-er

  • your technotoad is showing

  • Will explain spear if the magus

  • Interesting stuff on Rod of Asclepius. I agree
  • Will add Mantle of Discord and Pythagorem's Piece.

Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it a lot
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boogiebass (31) | June 22, 2018 1:32pm
I like it!

However, isnt the warlocks in there a bit late? Soul reaver in there a bit too early?
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Tlaloc1050 (15) | June 22, 2018 6:30pm
From what I’ve seen so far, Barraccuda and several others on YouTube have tried building Soul Reaver early and benefited greatly
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Kriega1 (64) | June 23, 2018 4:13pm
Early soul reaver is fine (as alternative to book of thoth), but late warlocks isn't. The very latest you should go warlocks is third item. Anything past that is very bad.
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boogiebass (31) | June 22, 2018 7:06pm
Dope. More power to you then. I figured you'd save more expensive items for later and get your stacking done earlier. But alright. Have you built Soul Reaver earlier? What did you think if you did?
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