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Smite God: Ganesha

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Notes *Note this is an extremely aggressive Ganesha build. You are not a tank.
Sell Guardians Blessing at end and buy Midgardian mail (or more power if you prefer)

Build Item Guardian's Blessing Guardian's Blessing
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Meditation Cloak Meditation Cloak
Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy

Ganesha's Skill Order

Turn of Fate

Turn of Fate

1 X
1 4 6 7 10


2 A
3 12 15 18 19
Remove Obstacles

Remove Obstacles

3 B
2 8 11 14 16
Dharmic Pillars

Dharmic Pillars

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20
Array ( [major] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 23 [display_name] => Ares [url] => ares ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => His ability to restrict your movement, which is already lacking can make you a sitting duck. ) ) ) 1

Ganesha' Threats

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Ganesha' threats


This build is designed to be an extremely offensive Ganesha. I have mainly used it in the arena to great affect but have also had success with it in Joust and Clash. Be warned though it doesn't give you much in terms of protections especially early and mid games so being overly aggressive can really cost you.


To Start:
1. Guardians Blessing
2. Chalice of Healing
3. Meditation Cloak
4. First parts of the boots

1. Finish the boots of focus
2. Meditation cloak upgrade

1. Pick up Chronos' Pendant ASAP, this gives lots of power and cool-down reduction
2. Continue build as above or prioritize protection/health if needed

Late Game:
1. Fill all available slots with maxed out items
2. Sell the guardians blessing and pick up either a offensive or defensive item.


Skill 1: Turn of Fate
This is really your main damage dealer outside of your ultimate so you'll want to build this early. It’s a great way to deal damage to multiple enemies or clean out creep waves. Another great perk of this is that for each enemy damaged, up to 5, you and nearby allies gain bonus damage for a couple seconds. A good this can be used as a good initiator or as a quick follow up to skill 3 remove obstacles.

Skill 2: Ohm
This ability both muted enemy hero’s in a cone in front of you and provides protection for nearby allies. This has two primary uses. One use is defensively, using this skill can stop enemy gods from using an ability giving allies precious seconds to escape. On the other hand it can be used offensively as well. Especially early game when you have to rely on teammates to finish off your foe you can use this to prevent enemies from activating their escape abilities.

Skill 3: Remove Obstacles
While this skill does deal decent damage it’s primary use will be positioning. Chasing down down enemies to simply holding them in place for a second to allow a teammate to come in and land an ability.

Skill 4: Dharmic Pillars
This is the ability that will really make a huge difference on the game. Especially late game when an enemy crosses through the pillars they deal HUGE damage. Position it correctly and you can catch the entire enemy team with this, leading to many multi or even team kills. This can be incredibly effective if you drop it behind the other team and then push them into it using obstacles and attacks. This forces them to cross the pillars TWICE if they want to escape.

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LordDire | March 22, 2019 6:17pm
I love all the comments! And as you point out yes there are better builds for Ganesha.... That's not the point. You can certainly make more well rounded builds but the whole point of this guide is to try and make him do as much damage as possible.
Kriega1 (72) | March 8, 2019 9:59am
Why is this classed as a guide?

And the build... what is the build? How did you conjure such a thing?
ThePerfectPrism (49) | March 8, 2019 10:02am
Because it has more then 2.5k characters (2530 characters to be exact)
boogiebass (34) | March 8, 2019 8:23am
Guys, where's kriega? He hasn't said anything in days. I'm worried.
Kriega1 (72) | March 8, 2019 10:05am
I said im playing Apex. And R6. And im busy. And Season 6 is a bit...boring.
Vini_sds (8) | March 8, 2019 9:02am
He said something in another build about being very busy, to the point he won’t update his builds, only his Chronos guide.

I’m still waiting for his comments on my Aphrodite support build :(
Tlaloc1050 (17) | March 8, 2019 3:56am
There are a lot of things that are wrong with this build, no offence. The others have it covered. For one, I wouldn't recommend Chronos' Pendant and Rod of Tahuti. If you want CDR breastplate of valour is great but slightly selfish. It provides the same 20% CDR along with mana and physical protection. As for damage (in place of Rod of Tahuti, an early Stone of Binding would be beneficial. Remember to sell it late game for another. Pythagorem's Piece is also a decent option, due to its lifesteal aura and CDR.

Just make sure you don't overcap :)
LordDire | March 22, 2019 6:22pm
No offence taken! Frankly I could't agree more with most of the points you made! This build wasn't designed to be the best all round build for Ganesha I was going for pure damage here. Also great call on the Stone of Binding, I use that whenever I play more seriously.
Gulfwulf (55) | March 7, 2019 11:39pm
Better build:

Start: Guardian's Blessing, 3x Healing Potion (or Chalice of Healing), 3x Multi Potion, Heavenly Wings or Magic Shell depending upon the matchup.

Full build:

Shoes of Focus/ Reinforced Shoes, Sovereignty, Void Stone (can swap sov and void around if needed), Gauntlet of Thebes (don't get if behind), Pythagorem's Piece, Spirit Robe, Emperor's Armor (to help with sieging). You can replace void with Oni Hunter's Garb if you only have one other magical damager on your team. Situational items would be Midgardian Mail and/or Witchblade (for multiple AA enemies), Winged Blade (multiple slows and can replace boots if you get witchblade as well), Hide of the Nemean Lion (anti-crit).

2nd relic choices would be: either of the two listed above that you didn't already buy and Belt of Frenzy, Horrific Emblem, Phantom Veil, or Shield of Thorns.

I know the build is cookie-cutter, but that's because of how the items are designed. There are three main types of supports: tank/peelers like Khepri, aggressive/in the enemy's faces like Cerberus, and healers like Hel. All supports fit one or more of these categories, unfortunately, Ganesha only fits the first one, so items that are mostly for damage don't do well on him.

If you address the feedback Bran and I have given you, I'll adjust my vote. Until then this is not a build I can recommend at all.
LordDire | March 22, 2019 6:36pm
Hi, thanks for the honest and true feedback! You make some great suggestions which I very well might add to a more serious Ganesha build in the future but for now I'll stick with this ridiculous but fun attempt at making Ganesha a damage dealer.
LordDire | March 7, 2019 5:06pm
Let me know what you think of my build!!
Branmuffin17 (272) | March 7, 2019 9:21pm
I appreciate the attention and love for Ganesha, but I just don't think he's a good fit to be a damager. His whole kit screams support, and his damaging abilities don't have great scaling...the biggest damage effect is going to be from his base damage.

You say his 1 is his main damage dealer outside of his ult, and that's basically true, but it's a slow line attack and unlikely to hit an enemy unless you're right on top of them. Thus, unlikely to hit more than one person at a time.

His 2 does 0 damage, and is channeled. The whole time you're using it, you're getting nothing out of all the damage items, and you're an easy target for ranged abilities or basics. This is a big reason to build tanky.

In all, I'm actually okay with 4 out of your 6 items, and think he can work as a bit of a bruiser, by getting items such as Pythagorem's Piece and Void Stone. But Chronos' Pendant and Rod of Tahuti really need to go. In their place, 2 protection/utility items, and you're in a much better spot.

People aren't going to be expecting you to go squishy-ish when you choose Ganesha, so you're apt to hurt your team's comp/balance unless you're in a full 5-man group.

As such, again, I like the attempt, but he's just not meant to be a main damage dealer. Build lots of CDR if you want to ult a lot and trap them with the 3, but build so you can survive a bit more.
LordDire | March 22, 2019 6:29pm
Some great input here! Firstly, you are entirely correct when you said Ganesha isn't meant to be a damage dealer. But that's the fun with this build! Sure you'll never deal as much damage as a late game hunter but you can still seriously hurt people here. I love playing against the normal pattern of a hero and as the guide says this is largely a for fun arena build.

My one dispute with what you said is that its difficult to hit more than one enemy with the 1 attack. While I agree if you're initiating a team fight this might be hard to hit but if timed correctly can easily hit 3+ enemies. Also using it on a line of minions still gives everyone a damage boost so its a great thing to do before a big team fight.
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