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Bombs away! - An in depth Ratatoskr Guide for Jungle and Solo Lane (S8, Mid-season)

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by ZapMouse updated July 17, 2021

Smite God: Ratatoskr

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Build Summary

START

Notes At 15 seconds into the round you'll have gained enough gold to buy your Nettle Acorn, make sure you grab it before the camps spawn

Start at and Solo speed, and use Hand of the Gods on the big harpy camp, then head to mid lane. If the enemy midlaner is pushed up, blink and Dart to gank them. Make sure you wait to use your Acorn Blast to see if they will panic beads

Alternatively, if you are not confident with ganking. You can simply go to the right mid harpy camp and take it for free.

There s a video showcasing this route in the "Rollout" section of the guide

Notes

At 15 seconds into the round you'll have gained enough gold to buy your Nettle Acorn, make sure you grab it before the camps spawn

Start at and Solo speed, and use Hand of the Gods on the big harpy camp, then head to mid lane. If the enemy midlaner is pushed up, blink and Dart to gank them. Make sure you wait to use your Acorn Blast to see if they will panic beads

Alternatively, if you are not confident with ganking. You can simply go to the right mid harpy camp and take it for free.

There s a video showcasing this route in the "Rollout" section of the guide

Build Item Magic Acorn Magic Acorn
Build Item Eye Of The Jungle Eye Of The Jungle
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
2
Build Item Hand of the Gods Hand of the Gods

STANDARD BUILD

Notes Mantle of Discord is your main flex item and can be swapped out depending on the situation

If you prefer you can go Ancile over Shifter's Shield

If needed you can go Brawler's Beat Stick over Jotunn's Wrath for the anti-heal

Notes

Mantle of Discord is your main flex item and can be swapped out depending on the situation

If you prefer you can go Ancile over Shifter's Shield

If needed you can go Brawler's Beat Stick over Jotunn's Wrath for the anti-heal

Build Item Protector Of The Jungle Protector Of The Jungle
Build Item Thistlethorn Acorn Thistlethorn Acorn
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Ratatoskr's Skill Order Notes The skill order for Ratatoskr changes depending on which Acorn you are using, this skill order is for Thistlethorn Acorn

Notes

The skill order for Ratatoskr changes depending on which Acorn you are using, this skill order is for Thistlethorn Acorn

Dart

1 X Y
Dart
2 15 16 18 19

Flurry

2 A B
Flurry
3 8 11 12 14

Acorn Blast

3 B A
Acorn Blast
1 4 6 7 10

Through the Cosmos

4 Y X
Through the Cosmos
5 9 13 17 20
Dart
2 15 16 18 19

Dart

1 X
Ratatoskr dashes forward, damaging and slowing enemies for 3s. Dart pierces through minions and stops at the first god hit.

Also, Dart's cooldowns is reduced by 1s for each enemy god hit by Flurry or Acorn Blast.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Range: 55
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 14s
Flurry
3 8 11 12 14

Flurry

2 A
Ratatoskr spins around in a flurry of attacks, damaging nearby enemies and reducing their Physical Protections up to 4 times.

Ability Type: Area
Damage: 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 (+25% of your Physical Power)
Physical Protection Reduction: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 per stack
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 14s
Acorn Blast
1 4 6 7 10

Acorn Blast

3 B
Ratatoskr shoots a blast of three acorns forward in a cone, each dealing damage. Enemies hit by more than one acorn take 25% less damage on each acorn, down to a minimum of 25% damage. Enemies hit by 3 acorns are stunned for 1s.

Ability Type: Projectile
Damage: 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 (+40% of your Physical Power)
Range: 55
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 15s
Through the Cosmos
5 9 13 17 20

Through the Cosmos

4 Y
Ratatoskr charges up then leaps from the ground to a branch above his head. He may jump to 2 more branches before choosing a landing location. Upon landing he deals damage and Knocks up enemies. Through the Cosmos can be canceled or timed out from any of the branches, causing Ratatoskr to strike down at the current target location.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 200 / 260 / 320 / 380 / 440 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 110 / 105 / 100 / 95 / 90s

Ratatoskr Threats

Tap each threat level to view Ratatoskr’s threats

Max
1
Major
3
Even
4
Minor
1
Tiny
0

Ratatoskr Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Ratatoskr’s synergies

Ideal
1
Strong
2
OK
1
Low
0
None
0

Extended Build

SITUATIONAL ITEMS

Notes Read the "Situational Items" section later in the guide for details on when to use each of these

Notes

Read the "Situational Items" section later in the guide for details on when to use each of these

Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Thickbark Acorn Thickbark Acorn

FULL DAMAGE EXAMPLE BUILD

Build Item Protector Of The Jungle Protector Of The Jungle
Build Item Thistlethorn Acorn Thistlethorn Acorn
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker

RELIC OPTIONS

Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Introduction

I'm ZapMouse, a PC player playing on EU servers. I play every role, but specialize in jungle and the solo lane and in both of those I generally play Ratatoskr




I'm the leader of the Foxes, who are you? - "Final Fusion" Ratatoskr



I've been playing smite since season 2 however I took a break for several years and started playing again at the start of season 8 where I fell in love with the reworked Ratatoskr he's exceptionally cute, fun to play, and his voice packs are simply the best in the game, and no one else comes close (I will fight you on this!)

This guide is primarily about Ratatoskr, I dont speak much about how to play Jungle or Solo lane, and this guide is written with the assumption that you already have a baseline understanding of how each role is played

Pros / Cons


Jungle Ratatoskr


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Pros .......


  • Strong Early / Mid Game
  • Excellent Mobility
  • Versatile Ultimate, can be used for ganks, escape or utility
  • Naturally Faster than other gods
  • Easy to learn
  • Every ability has CC or a debuff
  • Very strong LV 2 Gank
  • AOE Auto in attack progression
  • Toxic Laugh
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Cons ......


  • Acorn Blast Can easily be missed
  • Medicore Late Game
  • Only 5 items to choose, due to your acorn taking up a slot
  • High Base Cooldowns
  • Squishy
  • Toxic Laugh


Solo Lane Ratatoskr


.......
Pros .......


  • High Damage Early Game, especially with Thickbark Acorn
  • Excellent mid rotation
  • Good initation potential
  • Safe from Ganks (When ult is up)
  • Doesnt need to back to buy acorn, can stay in lane for ages
  • Can clear the wave with a single ability
  • Toxic Laugh
......
Cons ......


  • Squishy early game
  • Squisher than most solo laners late game
  • Only 5 items to choose, due to your acorn taking up a slot
  • Need to complete your acorn before you come online
  • Struggles against gods with good early poke
  • Mana hungry wave clear
  • Without Thistlethorn Acorn your stun is very hard to land
  • High Base Cooldowns
  • Zero ranged poke
  • Toxic Laugh

Base Stats

General
Health: 420 (+73)
Mana: 240 (+41)
Speed: 375 (+0)
Range: 12 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 1 (+2%)
Regen
HP5: 9(+0.7)
MP5: 4.6 (+0.46)
Protection
Magical: 30 (+0.9)
Physical: 12 (+3)

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Basic Attack
Damage: 39+2.25(+100% of Physical Power)
Progression: 1/0.5/0.5/1.25x damage and swing time, hitting in an AOE on the final blow
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The main thing to note here is Ratatoskr's progression. The AoE auto attack helps out your clear a ton, and thanks to the 0.5x auto attacks, you can infact use manikins scepter fairly well if you so wish.

Skills


Passive


Acorn of Yggdrasil


Type: Passive

Ratatoskr spawns with a powerful Magic Acorn from the World Tree in his inventory. He can upgrade this acorn through the item store from anywhere on the map. Each Acorn provides different bonuses to Ratatoskr.


In Detail


1st Ability


Dart


Type: Dash
Range: 55
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Ratatoskr dashes forward, damaging and slowing enemies for 3s. Dart pierces through minions and stops at the first god hit. Also, Dart's cooldown is reduced by one second for each enemy god hit by Flurry or Acorn Blast

Damage: 70/105/140/175/210 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 20/25/30/35/40%
Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 mana

Deals 94.5/141.7/189/236.2/283.5 damage (+94.5% of your Physical Power) with Bristlebush Acorn

In Detail


2nd Ability


Flurry


Type: Area
Radius: 20
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Ratatoskr spins around in a flurry of attacks, damaging nearby enemies and reducing their Physical Protections up to 4 times.

Damage Per Hit: 25/40/55/70/85 (+25% of your Physical Power)
Physical Protection Reduced Per Stack: 2/3/4/5/6
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana

Can deal up to 100/160/220/280/340 damage. (+100% of your Physical Power)
Reduces physical protection by up to 8/12/16/20/24.

In Detail




3rd Ability


Acorn Blast


Type: Projectile
Range: 55
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Ratatoskr shoots a blast of three acorns forward in a cone, each dealing damage. Enemies hit by multiple acorns take 25% less damage on each acorn, down to a minimum of 25% damage. Enemies hit by 3 acorns are stunned.

Damage Per Acorn: 50/70/90/110/130 (+40% of your Physical Power)
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana
Stun: 1 second

Can deal up to 106.2/148.7/191.2/233.7/276.2 damage (+85% of your Physical Power) on it's own and
134/161.9/208.1/254.3/300.6 damage (+92.5% of your Physical Power) with Thistlethorn Acorn.

In Detail


Ultimate Ability


Through the Cosmos


Type: Ground Target
Range: 90 (per jump)
Cooldown: 110/105/100/95/90 seconds

Ratatoskr charges up then leaps from the ground to a branch above his head. He may jump to 2 more branches before choosing a landing location. Upon landing he deals damage and Knocks up enemies. Through the Cosmos can be canceled or timed out from any of the branches, causing Ratatoskr to strike down at the current target location.

Ratatoskr is CC immune using this ability

Damage: 200/260/320/380/440 (+70% of your Physical Power)

In Detail

Skill Order, Combos and Example Videos

Which ability you get first changes depending on what role you are in, and the matchup you are against, in general however...

If solo
If solo and the enemy solo's main clear is a channeled ability, such as Cabrakan
If you are jungle



At lv 2, grab Dart and then get the ability you didnt get at lv 1, at lv 3. After that follow the information below.

If going Thistlethorn Acorn Follow the order : Acorn Blast-> Flurry-> Dart
If going Thickbark Acorn or Evergreen Acorn Follow the order Flurry-> Acorn Blast-> Dart
If going Bristlebush Acorn Follow the order: Dart-> Flurry-> Acorn Blast


Get your ultimate Through the Cosmos whenever you can.

Combos and Example Videos



Attacking with ultimate or blink


Thickbark Acorn and Solo lane brawling.


Ratatoskr clips in game

Items

In the Jungle Ratatoskr is quite versatlile when it comes to builds, he works fine as full damage, or as a hybrid, and he only has one item which is a must build, that being Jotunn's Wrath

This chapter focuses mainly on discussing the items in the jungler build although I do go over solo lane briefly, this is because what you build in solo lane is almost entirely matchup dependant and it's up to you to figure it out for each game you play

The Acorns


How to build (Jungle)


How to build (Solo)

Rollout : Opening Moves for Ratatoskr


Option A : Standard Opening


Standard opening for Rata is starting at speed, moving to the big harpy camp, and then joining the mid laner. Pretty much the standard jungle start that you should already be familiar with

An alternative to this route that some prefer is the solo laner starting with you at speed and you follow them and clear the entire jungle to blue buff, however I do not reccomend this start because at best you're going to be giving up a harpy camp to the enemy (if they go for the more direct route)

Or at worst if the midlaner gets ganked early, you're too far away to support them or perform a counter gank.


This video showcases the route in a custom match




Option B : The level 2 cringe gank


Ratatoskr has an exceptional level 2 gank (AKA, a cringe gank). At level 2, you're going to have your Dart and your Acorn Blast both of which have CC attached to them. This means you can choose a very aggressive start where you, clear speed, use HoG on the big harpy camp, and immedietely gank middle lane to get first blood before the enemy midlaner can reach level 2. If done correctly, this will get you both of the mid harpy camps, and first blood for you or the midlaner, a good way to start off your snowball.

Even if you choose not to do the gank in mid, this start allows you to take the right harpy camp for free unless the enemy jungler also went for a similar start. Giving you an immediete, if small, gold and exp lead

NOTE: I would not do this start untill you're atleast somewhat decent at hitting Rata's abilities, this is a high risk high reward start.

Advice to help your gank succeed


This video showcases the route in a custom match


How to play Ratatoskr: Early, Mid and Late

Jungle


Solo

Conclusion


In Summary




Ratatoskr is an excellent jungler, and a great solo laner able to work with a huge variety of different builds and is generally excellent fun. He is consistently ranked around A+ tier on the Smite reddit's community Tier List and in the right hands he can single-handed win the entire early game of a match for you.



Art by : u/Leoogarza on Reddit, commissioned by me.



I hope that having read this guide you'll be able to play Rata and enjoy him as much as I do!

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2
Dashedscroll (1) | July 17, 2021 10:22am
Really good guide for the person who always claps my jungler as rat xd.
Really solid and detailed so really good job.
2
ZapMouse (1) | July 17, 2021 6:28pm
Hey Dashedscroll! Sometime we gotta get you a game where Im on your team!
1
Dashedscroll (1) | July 18, 2021 12:44am
We really do xd
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ShiroSenkou2455 | July 17, 2021 8:35am
there is way to much bad to out way the good, to many things have to go your way just to be viable
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ZapMouse (1) | July 17, 2021 6:28pm
Hey! I'm not sure I follow. Ratatoskr isnt particularily snowball reliant, though he certainly can absolutely snowball a game. What parts of Rata's gameplay are you struggling with? Maybe I can help you out?
3
xmysterionz (64) | July 17, 2021 8:32am
Hey congratulations to your ratatoskr guide UwU!
Also very nice commission, I loved it :3
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ZapMouse (1) | July 17, 2021 6:26pm
Hey thank you so much! Your guide was what got me to start playing Rata's so really this is also partly your guide too! And thanks! He was doing these sorts of art for a bunch of characters on the smite subreddit and I knew I had to get one of Rata
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