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Cernunnos: No One Escapes the Hunt. (Support)

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by Zuber83 updated May 31, 2021

Smite God: Cernunnos

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Build Summary

Start

Build Item Benevolence Benevolence
Build Item Glowing Emerald Glowing Emerald
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune

Cernunnos's Skill Order Notes Max out your 1 first. This build focuses on the prot shred from autumn form to support teammates damage, as well as the frostbound+winter form combo to stop enemy chases or escapes. Next, max your 3 as it lowers the cooldown and increases damage, giving you a more powerful initiating charge or damaging escape. Your 2 is mainly used just for the root, the damage is less important and it does not receive CDR from upgrades.

Notes

Max out your 1 first. This build focuses on the prot shred from autumn form to support teammates damage, as well as the frostbound+winter form combo to stop enemy chases or escapes. Next, max your 3 as it lowers the cooldown and increases damage, giving you a more powerful initiating charge or damaging escape. Your 2 is mainly used just for the root, the damage is less important and it does not receive CDR from upgrades.

Shifter of Seasons

1 X Y
Shifter of Seasons
1 4 6 7 10

Bramble Blast

2 A B
Bramble Blast
2 15 16 18 19

Horn Charge

3 B A
Horn Charge
3 8 11 12 14

The Wild Hunt

4 Y X
The Wild Hunt
5 9 13 17 20
Shifter of Seasons
1 4 6 7 10

Shifter of Seasons

1 X
Cernunnos imbues his glaive with the power of the 4 seasons. Activating this ability rotates him through 4 different bonuses to his basic attacks.

Spring Growth: Bonus Physical Lifesteal
Summer Heat: Bonus Damage
Autumn Decay: Debuff for 7s
Winter Chill: Slows for 1s

Ability Type: Buff
Spring Growth: 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15% Bonus Physical Lifesteal
Summer Heat: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+10% of your Physical Power) Bonus Damage
Autumn Decay: 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 Reduced Protections Debuff
Winter Chill: 7 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15% Slow
Cooldown: .5s
Bramble Blast
2 15 16 18 19

Bramble Blast

2 A
Cernunnos fires a bramble forward in a line that roots a single enemy hit. Upon hitting an enemy, wall, or reaching max range it will explode dealing damage and spawning an area of brambles at the location. This area deals damage every .5s and persists for 5s.

Ability Type: Projectile
Damage: 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200 (+75% of your Physical Power)
Root Duration: 1s
Area Damage: 6 / 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 15s
Horn Charge
3 8 11 12 14

Horn Charge

3 B
Cernunnos charges forward, damaging and crashing through all types of enemies.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 70 / 125 / 180 / 235 / 290 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Range: 55
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 / 13s
The Wild Hunt
5 9 13 17 20

The Wild Hunt

4 Y
Cernunnos selects an area where The Wild Hunt will begin. After a 1s delay, enemies in the area will be damaged and Polymorphed into wild boars. Polymorphed targets are silenced, disarmed and slowed. Polymorph is not affected by diminishing returns.

Damage: 200 / 250 / 300 / 350 / 400 (+90% of your Physical Power)
Polymorph Duration: 2s
Slow: 20%
Radius: 25
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Extended Build

Core/Main

Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer

Physical Protections (Choose One)

Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Contagion Contagion

Magical Protections / Attack Speed

Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari

Final Bits

Build Item Animosity Animosity
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed

Ex. Build #1.

Build Item Animosity Animosity
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner

Ex. Build #2

Build Item Animosity Animosity
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner

Relic Options

Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem

How to support properly, as Cernunnos.

Generally, Cern will work here as a high-damage high-CC support. You can still tank quite a bit of damage thanks to the high health and protections here, along with your 1 giving you a bit of sustain. Your main focus as a support here revolves around 2 things, being CC and Protection Shredding. We'll start with protection shredding, since that's the easiest to do here. Simply put your 1 to the autumn version and land a basic attack. That's it! Take away some 26 protections, and let your carry simply remove the player from the game. Simple, right? Well, they might try to escape, but luckily you're playing cernunnos. Root them with your 2, and switch your 1 to that juicy winter form, it's only a click away. With frostbound, they'll be crawling on the ground before you can say "Run for your lives!" The combined slow of frostbound with winter form allows for some SERIOUS movement prevention. Your carry, mage, or whoever you're with can easily be outrunning the target while they are basic attacking, as the basic attack slow is actually less than the slow you'll put on people. Focus most of your time on tanking, and using your charge and root to aggressively chase, slowing enemies and shredding protections, making them easy fodder for your teammates to clean up. You'll have pretty decent attack speed from the combo of ninja tabi and shogun's, so once you've got animosity, aiming will be a breeze as enemies slow to a crawl and you chunk their health down. With spectral armor, you'll counter the current crit meta with ease, and there's a good chance you can 1v1 the enemy hunter and come out on top. Hell, you could 1v1 most of their team and come out on top. This build mixes high damage with high levels of tankiness and CC that not even some guardians can accomplish with hybrid builds. But this build doesn't just work as an aggressive support, you can also play very defensively and peel. If someone tries to dive your mage, hit them with your 2 to root them. Get 1 autumn form attack in to shred prots, then switch to winter and slow them to a halt while your mage walks away. You can safely do this in teamfights as well, as once your teammate has made it to safety, you can use your ult to stop enemies from chasing as you use your charge to get yourself to safety. Prioritize peeling and getting teammates out, you can tank quite a bit before you go down, and because of your charge you have an escape ready, allowing you to stay in and distract longer while teammates escape. Overall, this build works as a high-damage high-CC high-tankiness support. Since your slow is linked to basic attacks and not abilities, as long as you can aim you can keep several enemies in a huge slow, and very consistently. Animosity partners with this constant basic attacking for CC to give you a large burst of damage with it, allowing you to start fights either alone or with your team. While you might get some strange looks locking in a hunter as support, your teammates will be in awe as you charge into battle and bring your opponents movement to nothing. Have fun!

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