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Capturing Souls on Janus (7.6)

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8.5
by C 4 General F updated July 11, 2020

Smite God: Janus

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Janus Build

Starting Items

Notes Early pen build designed to strengthen your early-mid game. A Chronos Pendant or Doom Orb start will give you better mana sustain to farm for the late game.

Notes

Early pen build designed to strengthen your early-mid game. A Chronos Pendant or Doom Orb start will give you better mana sustain to farm for the late game.

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Magic Focus Magic Focus
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Core Full Damage Build

Notes Build Divine Ruin before or after Spear of Desolation if needed. Swap Charon's Coin for Obsidian Shard if you are popping off (easing the process of building the stacks) or value the extra survivability against a squishier comp than the extra pen. If they have little Magic Defense at all, consider more power in Doom Orb.

Notes

Build Divine Ruin before or after Spear of Desolation if needed. Swap Charon's Coin for Obsidian Shard if you are popping off (easing the process of building the stacks) or value the extra survivability against a squishier comp than the extra pen. If they have little Magic Defense at all, consider more power in Doom Orb.

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Replacements for Blessing & Boots

Notes Myrddin caps you at 40% pen and maintains 40% CDR when selling blessing. Doom Orb and Rod of Tahuti help with deleting backliners.

Notes

Myrddin caps you at 40% pen and maintains 40% CDR when selling blessing. Doom Orb and Rod of Tahuti help with deleting backliners.

Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin

Situational Defense

Notes Mantle will get you out of a jam with its passive and the CDR is very useful for Janus. Magi's Cloak gives you a free cc immunity useful against hard cc gods. Winged Blade and Relic Dagger each offer movement speed, health, and defensive utility.

Notes

Mantle will get you out of a jam with its passive and the CDR is very useful for Janus. Magi's Cloak gives you a free cc immunity useful against hard cc gods. Winged Blade and Relic Dagger each offer movement speed, health, and defensive utility.

Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger

Relics

Notes Always gets beads. Aegis is better for burst but Magic Shell can be good against AA junglers/solos e.g. Mercury

Notes

Always gets beads. Aegis is better for burst but Magic Shell can be good against AA junglers/solos e.g. Mercury

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell

Example Full Build

Notes 40% CDR with (Potion of Power) and very high power gets maximum value out of Soul Gem. 40% (+10%) penetration maintains high damage on all targets.

Notes

40% CDR with (Potion of Power) and very high power gets maximum value out of Soul Gem. 40% (+10%) penetration maintains high damage on all targets.

Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Potion of Power Potion of Power
Build Item Elixir of Power Elixir of Power
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Alternative Items

Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Ethereal Staff Ethereal Staff
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi

Janus's Skill Order Notes Prioritize maxing your 2 first due to the consistent use of it for damage, then your ult, then your 3, and lastly your 1.

Notes

Prioritize maxing your 2 first due to the consistent use of it for damage, then your ult, then your 3, and lastly your 1.

Portal

1 X Y
Portal
2

Unstable Vortex

2 A B
Unstable Vortex
1 3 6 7 9

Threshold

3 B A
Threshold
4 8 11

Through Space and Time

4 Y X
Through Space and Time
5 10
Portal
2

Portal

1 X
Janus creates a portal in the world. If placed on a wall, the portal will create a passage through to the other side of the wall that Janus or any ally may use. The portal may be entered from either side, but closes after 1 use. If placed on the ground, enemies and Janus will fall into the portal, being teleported into the air above it. Enemies take damage upon landing, and are considered banished during the fall.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Banish Duration: 1.5s
Wall Portal Duration: 5s
Wall Portal Range: 100
Radius: 10
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 12s
Unstable Vortex
1 3 6 7 9

Unstable Vortex

2 A
Janus creates two unstable portals, far too small to fit into, and flings them forward dealing damage to enemies in their path. Enemies hit by both portals take 15% damage on the second hit.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 100 / 165 / 230 / 295 / 360 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Range: 70
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 9s
Threshold
4 8 11

Threshold

3 B
Passive: Janus increases the movement speed of himself and allies each time they go through a portal or over a Threshold (max. 2 Stacks).

Active: Janus opens a multi-dimensional rift. Enemies who pass over the rift are slowed, and marked with Phase. Targets in Phase take additional Magical scaling damage when hit by Janus' damaging abilities.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Phase Slow: 25%
Additional Scaling: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60
Rift Duration: 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5s
Movement Speed: 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20% per Portal
Passive Duration: 5s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 15s
Through Space and Time
5 10

Through Space and Time

4 Y
Janus blasts a ball of multi-dimensional energy across the battlefield, burning a portal into every surface it encounters within range 500. These portals last 10s, may be used by allies, and do not vanish after the first use.

Enemies hit by the energy ball take damage, increasing in Magical scaling the further the energy travels. Janus is immune to Crowd Control whilst firing.

Ability Type: Global Line
Damage: 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 (+75% of your Magical Power)
Distance Scaling: 100% of your Magical Power at distance greater than 800
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 110s

Chapter Title

I'm sure there are incomplete or incorrectly done things here, this is my first time using this site. Just bear with me here. I will add builds with Divine Ruin and Chronos Pendant soon, hopefully.

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C 4 General F | July 11, 2020 8:56am
Why does this say it's by a guest rather than by me?
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Kriega1 (122) | July 11, 2020 9:02am
Because you probably weren't logged in when you made it
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C 4 General F | July 11, 2020 9:10am
I had my username in the top right corner. This is unfortunate.
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