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Chernobog Carry/Mid Conquest Build (7.9)

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8.9
by Kriega1 updated September 4, 2020

Smite God: Chernobog

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Chernobog Build

Start 1

Build Item Hunter's Blessing Hunter's Blessing
Build Item Spiked Gauntlet Spiked Gauntlet
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
2

Example Build 1

Notes Can swap Odysseus' Bow for Toxic Blade.

Buy Elixir of Speed and sell Ninja Tabi lategame for Berserker's Shield or Asi.

Notes

Can swap Odysseus' Bow for Toxic Blade.

Buy Elixir of Speed and sell Ninja Tabi lategame for Berserker's Shield or Asi.

Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Devourer's Gauntlet
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Silverbranch Bow Silverbranch Bow
Build Item Odysseus' Bow Odysseus' Bow

Example Build 2

Notes Can swap Poisoned Star for Shadowsteel Shuriken.

Buy Elixir of Speed and sell Ninja Tabi lategame for Fail-Not or Deathbringer or Asi or Qin's Sais or Silverbranch Bow.
Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Devourer's Gauntlet
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Rage Rage
Build Item Wind Demon Wind Demon
Build Item Poisoned Star Poisoned Star

Start 2

Build Item Hunter's Blessing Hunter's Blessing
Build Item Morningstar Morningstar
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
2

Example Build 3

Notes Buy Elixir of Speed and sell Ninja Tabi lategame for Odysseus' Bow or Toxic Blade.

Notes

Buy Elixir of Speed and sell Ninja Tabi lategame for Odysseus' Bow or Toxic Blade.

Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Silverbranch Bow Silverbranch Bow

Example Build 4

Notes Buy Elixir of Speed and sell Ninja Tabi lategame for Poisoned Star or Shadowsteel Shuriken or Fail-Not or Qin's Sais.
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Rage Rage
Build Item Wind Demon Wind Demon

Main Relics

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Alternative Items

Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Malice Malice
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Ichaival Ichaival
Build Item Shadowsteel Shuriken Shadowsteel Shuriken
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Fail-Not Fail-Not
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Deathbringer Deathbringer
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell

What you need if you wish to sell boots lategame for another item

Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed

Chernobog's Skill Order Notes Can also choose to go 2 > 1 > 3 or 2 > 3 > 1 for first 3 levels.

Notes

Can also choose to go 2 > 1 > 3 or 2 > 3 > 1 for first 3 levels.

Crystallized Curses

1 X Y
Crystallized Curses
1 4 6 7 10

Vicious Barrage

2 A B
Vicious Barrage
2 8 11 12 14

Into Darkness

3 B A
Into Darkness
3 15 16 18 19

Living Nightmare

4 Y X
Living Nightmare
5 9 13 17 20
Crystallized Curses
1 4 6 7 10

Crystallized Curses

1 X
Chernobog conjures a large crystal of curses and hurls it at the target location dealing damage on landing. After several seconds the crystalline curses explode dealing damage again and rooting any enemy in the area. The crystal can be detonated early by firing at it with Vicious Barrage.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Detonation Damage: 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Root: 1s
Detonation Duration: 3s
Radius: 20
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11s
Vicious Barrage
2 8 11 12 14

Vicious Barrage

2 A
Chernobog fires an enlarged crystal shard that can pierce enemies and deals damage like a Basic Attack.

This applies a single stack of Heart of Cold to all enemies it passes through and instantly detonates Crystallized Curses.

After firing, Chernobog gains increased Attack Speed for several seconds.

Ability Type: Projectile and Buff
Attack Speed: 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60%
Duration: 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5s
Range: 65
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 12s
Into Darkness
3 15 16 18 19

Into Darkness

3 B
Chernobog dashes forward, dealing damage and slowing any enemy he collides with for 2s. If Chernobog comes in contact with a wall, he briefly enters it as a shadow, becoming untargetable and immune to damage for up to 3s.

Chernobog can leave the wall early by dashing or just stepping out of the wall. If he remains for the full duration, Chernobog will automatically dash out as his time expires.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120 (+45% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 25%
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14s
Living Nightmare
5 9 13 17 20

Living Nightmare

4 Y
During a brief channeling period, Chernobog summons shadows at the location of all enemies that last for 8s and apply a short stacking Slow.

Chernobog can select any of his shadow clones to fly towards. Once he reaches the location he takes the place of his shadow, refreshing his cooldowns, as well as temporarily obtaining damage mitigations and extra movement speed.

Ability Type: Global
Buff Duration: 6s
Damage Mitigation: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30%
Movement Speed: 30%
Shadow Slow: 4% Stacking 4 times
Shadow Clone Speed: 365 / 380 / 395 / 410 / 425
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 110s

Chapter Title

Chernobog ADC builds.

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nyqtophobia (1) | January 29, 2021 8:49pm
it’d be nice to see this updated now that season 8 is out and chern is buffed! great guide!
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Big Damage (35) | January 30, 2021 2:04am
It might not be the most accurate to the meta but if you want an up to date build I would go:

Leather Cowl > Ninja Tabi > Devourer's Gauntlet > Qin's Sais > Dominance / The Executioner > Silverbranch Bow > Swap boots for Odysseus' Bow

Upgrade Leather Cowl > Hunter's Cowl at level 20.

I used this build on Chern last night and went 16/7, but I haven't tested enough games to know if it was the build that was good or team diff.
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DKage (1) | June 14, 2021 7:48am
Would you recommend switching Bloodforge for Devo in Arena to avoid the need to stack?
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GaseousClay (1) | August 27, 2019 1:26am
Why do all critical builds now go WD? Is it mainly for the MS?
If teammates don't peel for you, I like Poisoned star.
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Gulfwulf (81) | October 20, 2018 6:00pm
Why is this archived?
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Kriega1 (133) | October 20, 2018 6:13pm
Oh my bad lol. Thanks for telling me.
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Gulfwulf (81) | October 20, 2018 10:32pm
Np. It wouldn't let me vote because it was archived.
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Kriega1 (133) | October 20, 2018 1:18pm
Added Ability/Hybrid builds to Chernobog. I forgot how much burst his 2 - 1 combo does, as it essentially is 3 abilties worth of damage if you count the basic attack from the 2 as a 100% scaling ability and the double detonation from his 1.
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Kriega1 (133) | July 21, 2018 4:31am
Changed builds completely to meta builds.
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boogiebass (46) | July 21, 2018 11:33am
Changed to meta builds? What did you have before? This looks like the same as the rest of your carry builds.
1
Kriega1 (133) | July 21, 2018 12:03pm
It was some Transcendence/power pen builds with attack speed based on the high scaling from his 1, but I underestimated how good his 2 is for boxing and crit and how good his ult damage mitigation is.
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Branmuffin17 (370) | May 16, 2018 3:43pm
Yo Krieg,

Some quick comments:
  • With early burst potential and good scaling on his 1-2 (80% + 80% if both initial and explosion hit), thoughts on further emphasizing early power by choosing Warrior Tabi over Ninja Tabi? Or do you think it'll just be most comfortable by making sure he's not too weak on basic attack DPS early/mid? Especially in build 3, getting Hunter's Blessing early, and getting The Crusher 3rd give him plenty of attack speed at that point. I know discussing a 20 power difference is probably worthless...

  • I'd say, at least until late game, he's not really a boxer, more a ganker. With that in mind, I like the late concepts of lifesteal in builds 2 and 3, rather than the mid pickup of Asi in the 1st.

  • Since he has a temporary steroid, and is really meant more for burst kills than elongated fights, what are your thoughts about crit overall? What about a slightly different crit combo of Poisoned Star + Deathbringer, to add more control to his kit?

  • Just curious overall...I haven't booted up SMITE in a couple of days, and haven't had a chance to try him out. How does he feel overall to you? What feels good/bad in terms of kit and flow, and what feels OP?
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Kriega1 (133) | May 17, 2018 9:10am
I will change build 1 to have The Crusher, as The Executioner and Titan's Bane work best paired with Qin's Sais (build 2).

The high scaling on his 1 works well in a ability based build, although the high attack speed steroid works well with crit, he could probably go hybrid ability based with crit or just ability based. Then there is also the fact that Living Nightmare procs Heart of Cold for every basic attack within the 6 second buff duration.

Double stacking Devourer's Gauntlet and Transcendence might not be a bad combination for him, probably better for him if he goes mid though if you want to try that (and get's Devourer's Gauntlet first). Most of the time however it definitely is going to be Transcendence for the only stacking item.

Haven't had a chance to play him yet, but from what I have seen he seems average to mediocre. His lategame damage is pretty strong and his Living Nightmare can work well in a 1v1 versus a hunter, but he may have a problem reaching it. Using Living Nightmare can be very risky for aggression, but can be also used for a self-banish, map-awareness, travel to the solo laner to survive if ganked in lane (if they're not ahead or they will demolish you), or counter split-pushing. However, he doesen't have a lot of CC and lacks a great team fighting ultimate like other hunters.

I think I will put Warrior Tabi in build 1 due to having The Crusher and Asi in the build. However if you had to sell Asi for Bloodforge I would definitely want Ninja Tabi instead.
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