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Bringer Of Death - Everything To Know About Hades

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Smite God: Hades

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Purchase Order

My Typical Build Notes This is just my typical mid build but feel free to tweak it to your liking

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Starter 1 Notes I like to start with a blessing on all my god's but everyone is different

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Tiny Trinket Tiny Trinket
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion

Starter 2

Build Item Talon Trinket Talon Trinket
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion

Mid Build #1

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin

Mid Build #2 (With Anti-Heal) Notes This happens to just be a basic build I use in case I go against ra, pres, Anubis, Hera, anyone really that has a heal ability

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Mid Build #3 (Not Really My Fav) Notes This isn't a build I see myself use often but sometimes I do mess around with it

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Juicy Support (If you're feeling frisky) Notes So what I've done in plenty of joust and conquest is I've messed around with building hades support. Why you may ask well with the amount of time I've played hades I like playing in different ways that nobody else plays him and honestly hades support just works to well.

Build Item Guardian's Blessing Guardian's Blessing
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin

Some Extras For Support Notes These are just some extras I would use if you wanna tweak my normal support build considering that usually physical defense is the way to go if your duo lane as support

Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Stone of Gaia Stone of Gaia
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor

Solo Build #1 Notes Now I don't normally play hades solo lane and that's not because it doesn't work I just have preferred on support and mid so I usually never get solo but a while back my friend who also mains hades gave me a build for solo and since then I've built almost the same thing in all my ranked conquests

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece

Solo Build 2# (My Preferred Solo) Notes This build is pretty similar to my first one but I prefer this one a lot more than my first

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Some Extras for solo Notes These are just items I recommend if you wanna go off my original solo builds

Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Tyrannical Plate Helm Tyrannical Plate Helm
Build Item Celestial Legion Helm Celestial Legion Helm
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Contagion Contagion

Hades Jungle (For Memes) Notes Hades jungle isn't really the most viable role for him but if your friends say you cant do it then prove them wrong with this build.

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Your Relics (I prefer 3 and 4) Notes So these are probably hades more important relics but I really like using thorn's and horrific in my ult because they can be deadly both upgraded and getting pentas might become a common thing for you

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Shield of Thorns Shield of Thorns
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell

Hades's Skill Order Notes Now typically builds have you get your ult as soon as it can be leveled but in my experience your 2 and 3 are your best friends and combining that with just level 1 hades ult still slaps

Death From Below

Death From Below

1 X
2 15 16 18 19
Shroud of Darkness

Shroud of Darkness

2 A
4 8 11 12 14
Devour Souls

Devour Souls

3 B
1 3 6 7 9
Pillar of Agony

Pillar of Agony

4 Y
5 10 13 17 20

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Really Decent Clear
  • Really Nice Damage early on
  • Good CC
  • Has Really Good Sustain
Cons:
  • Beads Breaks you Heart ;-;
  • Reliant on lifesteal
  • No Range abilities
  • Damage low late game
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Introduction

Welcome To My Ultimate Guide On Hades For Every Role



Hi I'm SleepingMisery and I've been playing this game for well over two years now and for the most of that time on smite I've played and enjoyed the hell out of mages and being a Hades main with 7 stars at least shows that I'm somewhat competent on how I build and so today I'll be giving a full guide for any lane you wanna play in conquest and feel free to use my main build in joust, arena, and just about any other mode because it works great.


Also before I get into this I just wanna put out a quick thanks to Hades4u ,Zilby , Big damage , and Nanoyam who helped me with some of the basic coding and giving me great ideas on how to improve my builds

Which Items To Build and Why

Now here's a full rundown on my usual build and why I use what I use
So just like Anubis which I'm sure we all love, Hades is pretty much life steal based so don't even think about not building any.
Bancroft's Talon
My first item and yours to should always be Bancroft's Talon and once it's built you're going to be set for your mid or solo lane and it helps a lot with your sustain.
Shoes of the magi
As for boots, a lot of people for some reason like building Shoes of Focus more than Shoes of the Magi and as I can see as why you would do it but at the same time we get life steal from our Shoes of the Magi and we all know having that extra power always feels good.
Typhons Fang
Now something I see a lot in some of my mirror matches are Hades who finish their boots and think "This should be enough life steal" well it's not like I said before just as Anubis, Hades needs his life steal it's very important to having a nice sustain even when someone builds anti-heal you will still have a decent amount because you started these 3 items.
Mantle of Discord
This item used to be Chronos' Pendant but after getting some really good constructive criticism I tested some other items out and I've found this to be a little more exciting of an item the Chronos' Pendant considering that it sides quite well with my ult which was already known I had just never built this mid.
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Soul Reaver
So I've definitely been asked a few times why I build Soul Reaver and honest truth I just like the power from it but I do normally replace it with other items such as [Divine Ruin] or Magnus Spear so you do you.
Rod Of Tahuti
Right so one thing I can say is I don't ever see Rod of Tahuti built early or even at all and some people just think it's not worth throwing into the build but me no no no you see the reason why I build this is because yeah sure I have life steal so when my health gonna get low and to that I say team fights and when going against a team who built anti heal for me my abilities mean nothing all except my deadly ult which becomes deadlier when you have thorns and it gets increased due to Rod of Tahuti and with that smack of a combo you could almost 1v5
Spear of Desolation
I choose Spear of Desolation for the sole reason that I like it's passive and having magical pen and the extra power is definitely gonna make you the scariest end hades

Your Abilities and Combos




Passive - Blight

The key component in what makes the mediocre abilities of Hades more of a hassle to deal with in the laning phase. Applying Blight will reduce the enemies (and minions) physical or magical power by 5%, which in itself is not overpowered, but nice. The real deal is the effects that it gives to each abilities which I will cover with said abilities below. The best tactic for using this passive is to apply from range with your auto attacks, and then follow up with the abilities that also apply Blight before using the ones that remove blight which will also be covered lightly in the combos.

1 - Death from Below

As the name suggests, although classed as a "leap" (which I will add can be taken advantage of by Awilix ult), will bring you up through the ground dealing AOE damage to nearby targets. If the enemy is already applied by Blight, which would by through your auto attacks or your 2 the enemy will be slowed, however whether the enemy is already blighted or not this will apply blight again allowing you to get the extra ability effects again. This should only be used for initiation or securing a kill if you think that you can also get back out without it, otherwise save it as an escape.

2 - Shroud of Darkness

The notorious CC that Hades holds in his kit, silencing in a similar cone to the Athena taunt, this will also apply blight similarly to Death From Below but also the unique effect that it gives when an enemy is blighted is that they are feared instead, forcing them to run in a direction. At max rank this ability lasts 2 seconds so the potential for setting up kills or burning beads is extremely potent with blight and this CC. It can be used when attacking to initiate, or defensively if an enemy is getting too close and you need to silence/fear them from using abilities.

3 - Devour Souls

Without the appliance of Blight I must admit that this ability is almost useless, however with the ease of applying Blight it is definitely far from useless. When nearby enemies are blighted Devour Souls will detonate the Blight applied and deal extra damage while also healing you per target. For best results in lane, try to blight the enemy laner but also the minion wave and detonate it all together with Devour Souls and you will get more damage off than expected.

4 / Ultimate - Pillar of Agony

If you can catch someone in this ultimate and they don't have a Purification Beads or an Aegis Amulet they are in trouble, dealing high damage every half a second for 6 seconds, and not being able to walk out so that you are a target is not a good time, and to top it off if the enemy is blighted their magical protections are reduced for the duration of the ability. To help protect Hades from being too easy of a target while he is in there he gains 160 dual protections and 10% damage mitigation for the duration and is granted CC immunity.

Combos
This is your standard ability damage combo, the Death From Below isn't necessary unless you need to close the distance that way but following the 2 up with the 3 is always the way to go without ulting. Be careful though as using Death From Below to attack leaves you without an escape.


Here you will apply Blight with Death From Below, then while they are blighted apply Shroud of Darkness causing them to be feared for 2 seconds, then in range you can now ult them, reducing their protections due to Blight and guaranteeing damage output due to them being feared, if they are still alive or inside range let off your Devour Souls to do one final burst of damage to secure the kill. Do not use Devour Souls before Pillar of Agony as this will remove the Blight and not reduce their protections for the duration of Pillar of Agony.

The full combo utilizing all abilities the most efficiently, and being able to chase kills if they manage to escape your Pillar of Agony. Although needing to use Blink Rune to complete, you still get all the benefits from the previous combo while still having escape/chase potential. If you feel the need to escape instead of chasing a kill you should use Devour Souls before using Death From Below to escape to try snag a heal and extra damage.


This entire page was written up by the legend Big damage so do me a huge favor and go check his guides out

To Conclude



This was my first ever guide and if its taken well by the community Im pretty sure ill continue to make more in the near future and I just wanna say a final thanks to anyone who was very helpful in trying to better my guide


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Big damage (17) | September 30, 2020 9:11am
As Kriega briefly mentioned, Mantle of Discord should 100% be bare minimum a situational. Personally I list it as core in mid due to having to get close to deal damage and not being able to freecast from range. Also the passive is useful in ult if they're trying to burst you down the stun will give you more time dealing damage or you can cancel ult on the stun to use Death From Below to escape.
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SleepingMisery | September 30, 2020 9:40am
Could you tell me how to link names because id really like to give you some credit for most of the help with my builds you are giving me
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Branmuffin17 (327) | September 30, 2020 9:53am
Hades also explained this in his post below.
Code:
[[Mantle of Discord]]
gets you Mantle of Discord.

Again, strongly suggest you just check out this coding guide for the site: https://www.smitefire.com/smite/forum/build-guide-discussion/coding-help-amp-faq-49411
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Big damage (17) | September 30, 2020 9:19am
I would also tweak a couple other things, Chronos' Pendant is okay but you can get CDR easily from other sources and you don't really need more than 30% you can get away with 20% most of the time with Hades. Maybe look into other options for CDR that are useful outside of providing CDR, such as the aforementioned Mantle of Discord or Soul Gem and Staff of Myrddin.

Spear of Desolation is a useful item overall, no doubt. But the positioning feels very off to me. The flat penetration works better against all targets the earlier you purchase it and the cooldown might be nice late game but the damage would feel lack luster compared to something like Obsidian Shard or Staff of Myrddin. Also having an early item from the pen tree opens you up to a Divine Ruin if you need antiheal.
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SleepingMisery | September 30, 2020 11:15am
so I totally just looked at your hades guide and like would you be fine if I copied your whole rundown about abilities and combos because it looks way better than anything I could type and ill give you credit
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SleepingMisery | September 30, 2020 9:28am
I will totally tweak my build up considering I'm only a gold hades so I appreciate your ideas
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Kriega1 (115) | September 30, 2020 4:40am
How is this a guide when it only really talks about items?
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Big damage (17) | September 30, 2020 8:22am
What are your thoughts on there only being 20% pen, Deso last item and the choice of Chronos' on Hades?
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Kriega1 (115) | September 30, 2020 8:44am
20% pen is fine, prob would swap tahuti for shard though, deso for divine if I need antiheal, and chronos' for Mantle. Assuming this is for Mid lane.
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SleepingMisery | September 30, 2020 6:04am
So im trying to constantly update it until it's actually finished currently I keep publishing whatever new stuff I add and this by far isn't close to the finished product
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Hades4u (38) | September 30, 2020 4:11am
Hey, welcome to SMITEFire and nice first guide! :D

I see you're trying to add item images and probably center them in the guide. If you need any formatting help, feel free to let me know! Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind.

You can tag abilities, items and gods by writing their names between double brackets. For example Hades, Death From Below, Bancroft's Talon. This will hyperlink them to our database so people can easily find more information, plus it looks better in your guide!

Instead of adding images manually, you can use the following code to add a hyperlinked version in the size of your choosing. Example:
Code:
[[Hades]], [[Death From Below]], [[Bancroft's Talon]] [center][icon=Hades size=50][/center]

Best of luck and always let us know if you need any help. :D
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xmysterionz (61) | September 30, 2020 9:21am
Hades replying a Hades guide lol
Technically replying your own biography? XD
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SleepingMisery | September 30, 2020 9:50am
I totally found that funny as well but he also is giving me really good advice so it works out

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Branmuffin17 (327) | September 30, 2020 9:14am
Encompass the text you want to increase in size with the following code:

This is an example.
Code:
[size=5]This is an example.[/size]

For reference on many other options, please see the following link: https://www.smitefire.com/smite/forum/build-guide-discussion/coding-help-amp-faq-49411
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SleepingMisery | September 30, 2020 6:06am
Thank you so much I was really getting tempted to just look up a guide to format guides so I really appreciate the advice man :D
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