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Chronos builds and guide for beginners.

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by Lukatomic updated May 3, 2019

Smite God: Chronos

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Chronos Build

Starter.

Notes You can also switch the starter to hunters blessing for attack speed.

Notes

You can also switch the starter to hunters blessing for attack speed.

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Tiny Trinket Tiny Trinket
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
2

Core

Notes You can switch the Shoes of Focus for Shoes of the Magi for extra damage.

Notes

You can switch the Shoes of Focus for Shoes of the Magi for extra damage.

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation

4th and 5th item(choose 1 each)

Notes You can place these anywhere, even switch the last core item for one! But it is recommended to have these items in 4 and 5.

Notes

You can place these anywhere, even switch the last core item for one! But it is recommended to have these items in 4 and 5.

Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Polynomicon Polynomicon
Build Item Demonic Grip Demonic Grip
Build Item Hastened Ring Hastened Ring
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang

Final item(choose 1)

Notes These final items contain most of the devastating damage, you can place them in other places other than the last spot its whatever you want.

Notes

These final items contain most of the devastating damage, you can place them in other places other than the last spot its whatever you want.

Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Telkhines Ring Telkhines Ring

Lifesteal full build

Notes Attack speed and lifesteal, with most of the power you want.

Notes

Attack speed and lifesteal, with most of the power you want.

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Demonic Grip Demonic Grip
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Telkhines Ring Telkhines Ring
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang

Full basic attack damage build

Notes All basic attack damage, nothing special here.

Notes

All basic attack damage, nothing special here.

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Demonic Grip Demonic Grip
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Telkhines Ring Telkhines Ring
Build Item Hastened Ring Hastened Ring

My full build

Notes This build was created with special thanks to Kriega1 for suggesting this. Thanks again!

Notes

This build was created with special thanks to Kriega1 for suggesting this. Thanks again!

Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Polynomicon Polynomicon
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver

Boot replacements(for conquest)

Notes When you use the speed potion, you dont need boots anymore.

Notes

When you use the speed potion, you dont need boots anymore.

Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Relics

Notes Relics...nothing to see here, just use them to save yourself.

Notes

Relics...nothing to see here, just use them to save yourself.

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

Chronos Threats

Tap each threat level to view Chronos’s threats

Max
2
Major
7
Even
7
Minor
2
Tiny
0

"What happens when time stops?"

So, let's get this over with. Chronos. The god of time, one of my favorite gods to play and a pretty powerful god to master. This build was branched off of a build that I went up against(as seen in the core) but I wanted to add some spice to it. As all of the suggestions that have been said in the comments were the most helpful(all build contributers names will be at the end). When I got completely got obliterated, I had to put a build here and here we are. So let me teach you everything you need to know about how to play Chronos and how to build him.

The basics

How to play Chronos



Chronos is a god that you usually don't want to deal with because of his speed, stun and damage which all of it combined can really pack a punch in team fights and 1v1s. But if you want to play chronos, you need to know how to use him.

Chronos has 2 damaging abilities which is Time Rift and Stop Time, both abilities are pretty devastating in team fights or even 1v1s. As for the Accelerator ability, it has 4 parts to it. If you use the ability, the clock stops and whatever buff its pointing to, you will get that buff, and a speed buff that keeps on going up for a couple seconds. If you want to see what the buffs are, click HERE. But I will tell you that this first 2 are always used because the first one heals buffs your healing to 1.5x and his second ability refunds 100% of mana when an ability is used. His final ability Rewind, speaks for itself as once activated, chronos becomes CC amune and after a second, he turns into a ball becoming invincible and going back to the last seven seconds, regaining health and mana, and his other abilities are reset, ready to use again.

USING YOUR ABILITIES


To use your abilities, you may or may not start with using Accelerate and try to aim the clock at the 4th buff, which increases basic attack damage by 35%. Once activated go up to an enemy, as close as possible(if the enemy has used his abilities and is in a melee situation) and use Stop Time then use Time Rift after they get stunned and start using your basic attack, rinse and repeat. This combo can be used in many different ways or you can just use it on your own time. But if you are not sure about what your enemy is planning, I wouldn't get close unless you are with your team. You can also use Time Rift to tick enemies in the tower range. Rewind can be used in lifesaving situations OR can be used to your advantage to out maneuver and destroy your opponents, just use it wisely, you never know if they can kill you before you can become invincible.

How to build

For this chapter, I am only going to explain the builds above as all of them have unique powers that give you and your team an advantage over your enemies.

THE CORE


As you may know, the core of a build is what creates the foundation of what you choose after the beggining is complete. For this I chose Bancrofts Talon Shoes of Focus and Spear of Desolation. Bancrofts talon gives you magical power and lifesteal, which is great for the beggining of the game. Then I chose Shoes of focus, to get cooldown and mana, but you could always choose Shoes of the Magi to get extra penetration, what ever suits you. Then after that, I chose spear of desolation because of its powerful damage and its cooldown affect which goes along with your abilities. After that, I chose a lifesteal build and an attack speed build(courtesy of Branmuffin17) to branch off of the core. Now you can use the rest of each build, but be warned as some people might counter you, so go for something else if needed, that's why I have more items to choose from!

How to deal with threats

All threats are bad in smite, like anubis with full lifesteal, he can screw you over, or mabye Posidon and Zeus with their big ults that can destroy you in an instant. So let's give you a chronos player warning about these threats.

As zeus and posidon have their big ults, they don't have to be a problem if you can use Aegis Amulet, or you would have to avoid their attacks as quick as you can. You have the advantage with your speed and your stun ability, use it! Sticking with your team when going against people that can destroy you can be very helpful at times as your numbers are greater than their power, but you got to let your teammates know when you attack. Chronos is special when it comes to this as his stun ability helps your team ALOT and can be devastating to the enemy team. But if you are not careful, they can counter it with Purification Beads and can counter attack after.This is only basic terms with any god, but knowing that chronos can stun gives you and your team a huge advantage. As long as you know how to move with your team and try to avoid dangerous enemies and their attacks, I'm sure you can win.

"Let time do its work"



Let's bring this simple beginners guide to a close... I would like to give a big thanks to Branmuffin17,Kriega1,boogiebass, and GulfWulf for giving me suggestions and setting up these build ideas, you guys are awesome!

Bring me more ideas! I would love to see them! Also, give me feedback, it's my first in-depth guide.

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Kriega1 (126) | May 2, 2019 7:21am
You know on second thoughts, I don't actually think "My full build" that I suggested is that good, I think ability based Chronos does better with book of thoth, because at least by the lategame you have enough power in the build to be relevant, which the chronos' pendant build just does not have. Instead I suggest: Book of Thoth, Shoes of Focus, Spear of Desolation, Obsidian Shard, Polynomicon, Soul Reaver.

Also for "Full basic attack damage build" - get demonic/telkhines before Deso, because it's misleading to call the build that when you only get attack speed for your 4th item.
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Lukatomic (3) | May 3, 2019 3:02pm
Thank you, I will be adding and fixing these.
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Branmuffin17 (358) | April 24, 2019 11:26am
In "using your abilities," you talk about using Stop Time and then Time Rift once the stun hits. Optimally, you can get a basic attack in-between for more damage. Stop Time, Basic, Time Rift.

And overall, Kriega has already talked below about the situations in which this can be used well, and when you might not do so. You might trigger IV AFTER you've connected a Stop Time. You might also just poke with Rift, but you don't really talk about that. It can be difficult to hit without Stop, but it's also got a very short CD which makes it an effective poke tool when you have enough mana.

You talk about the first 2 parts of the wheel being used often as well, but while the first portion is obvious (get a heal), the 2nd part is often functional for laning when trying to conserve mana and clear the wave, and a strategy and time to use should be mentioned. Trigger II, use Rift, Stop, basics, then you can get one last Rift in before Accelerate is on CD. 4 abilities for the price of 1.

And Stop is difficult to hit, and you will sometimes want to use it when an enemy is close, to help defensively create space, or offensively to ensure the hit. These ability details are, IMO, important to understand and describe, especially to newer players, as that is the target audience you're after here.

And again with the items, I wouldn't lump them all as "choose 2 of these as items 4/5" and "choose one of these as item #6." They should be separated, perhaps into categories. Basic attack items (e.g. Demonic, Telk, Hastened), ability items (Chronos, Ob Shard), etc. The way you state it, you're not allowing your readers to choose 3 items from the "items 4 & 5" category if they want, and that should be an option. Way too limiting there.
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Lukatomic (3) | April 24, 2019 11:53am
I'll try to look into everything in the guide but about the items, in my opinion I'm giving people options to choose the items in any way possible instead of having the 4th items alone and the 5th items alone, I just want all of those items to be choices for 4 and 5. Not cut it in half and say to specifically use those items in that position. I want the items to be used in different orders since they are in the middle and if I seperate them then the items that are in the 5th spot that would need to be in the 4th spot then I would need to combine them.
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Branmuffin17 (358) | April 24, 2019 12:31pm
What I'm saying is that you don't give an option to build, for example, Divine Ruin in the 4th or 5th spot, because it's only allowed as an item #6 option. You're saying I can only pick up Telkhines Ring in the 6th spot, even if I want to build it 5th, with Demonic 4th. THAT'S where I'm saying the flexibility is not there. You're defining...THESE are the items you can consider for the 4th/5th spot. BUT DON'T choose any of these for the 6th spot. And in some cases, if I go with more ability focus, I might not get Obsidian Shard until the last item...but again...I can only build it 4th or 5th, based on your designations.

Get it? When you define your core, but then open up everything afterward to user interpretation/preference, it makes for more flexibility. And I don't agree with your limitations on where to place those last items.
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Kriega1 (126) | April 23, 2019 8:05am
" As for the Accelerator ability, it has 4 parts to it. If you use the ability, the clock stops and whatever buff its pointing to, you will get that buff, and a speed buff that keeps on going up for a couple seconds. If you want to see what the buffs are, click HERE." - you should really mention why the 1st and 2nd sections of Accelerate are used. (3rd section is almost, if never, used)

"Once activated go up to an enemy, as close as possible and use Stop Time then use Time Rift after they get stunned and start using your basic attack, rinse and repeat. " - Yeah, I don't think you will really want to do this in a lot of situations. It depends on who you're against. Im not going to go up to an assassin and attempt this, as 1. they will magi's cloak or beads the the stun as the stun part is delayed (It's a slow into a stun, just like baron's slow into a root), and then they will demolish you before you can get your rewind off (as without your stun, you're pretty screwed). A lot of the time you're going to save Stop Time to use defensively, though not always. In 1vs1 situations with a ranged character you could do this combo, but of course learning to hit it at range rather than always close range (which guarantees that stop time hits but is very risky), because you don't want to try and attempt it close range just to get Ullr Axe Stance 1 into the face and get deleted by his combo.

"Rewind can be used in lifesaving situations OR can be used to your advantage to out maneuver and destroy your opponents, just use it wisely, you never know if they can kill you before you can become invincible." - Except you do know. The casting time when he's about to turn into the "ball" and starts "rewinding", during that period he's vulnerable to damage, and you want to make sure you're positioned properly and/or you stun the enemies so you can get rewind off without dying.

"All threats are bad in smite, like anubis with full lifesteal, he can screw you over, or mabye Posidon and Zeus with their big ults that can destroy you in an instant." - good thing Aegis exists, and you can use it to completely counter Poseidon's ult, and get Winged Blade to counter his Whirlpool, Zeus is bit trickier because of Charge Detonate where he could bait out your Aegis Amulet, though you can at least use Aegis to immune his ult's tick damage.

Anubis gets countered by using beads for his stun (or just juking it), and aegis for his ult/tick damage abilities. He also gets completely screwed by Divine Ruin and/or Toxic Blade.

"
As zeus and posidon have their big ults, they don't have to be a problem if you are with your team. " - grouping up means their ults will likely hit more people. Especially with Zeus and Chain Lightning.

"Chronos is special when it comes to this as his stun ability helps your team ALOT and can be devastating to the enemy team. " I wouldn't say "devastating". Chang'e or Amaterasu ult stun is "devastating". Chronos' 3 is fairly preditable to juke at range, and doesen't stun straight away, which makes it very easy to pre-beads the stun portion of it. Anyone with a hard CC like a stun on your team is going to benefit the rest of the team by setting up other abilities.
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Branmuffin17 (358) | April 23, 2019 10:00am
+5 comment, Kriega.
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Lukatomic (3) | April 23, 2019 8:35am
Thank you for this! I will fix it asap.
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Kriega1 (126) | April 23, 2019 9:43am
https://youtu.be/cEhtdr_nxto?t=270

Shows the very basic combo with his 1 and 3.
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Kriega1 (126) | April 20, 2019 8:31am
Improvements: Starter: Mage's Blessing (mid lane, faster clear), or Hunter's Blessing (ADC lane, lane boxing), Tiny Trinket, 2 Healing Potion and 2 Mana Potion.

Build 1 /"Lifesteal full build": Shoes of Focus, Bancroft's Talon, Demonic Grip, Spear of Desolation, Telkhines Ring, Typhon's Fang. Possible boots replacement ( Elixir of Speed could be Rod of Tahuti as 1 example. )

Build 2/ "Full basic attack damage build": Shoes of the Magi, Bancroft's Talon, Demonic Grip, Telkhines Ring, Rod of Tahuti. Boots replacement is Spear of Desolation.

Build 3/ "My full build" (ability based): Shoes of Focus, Chronos' Pendant, Polynomicon, Obsidian Shard, Rod of Tahuti, Divine Ruin/ Spear of Desolation (sell boots for the one you didn't get, or a hybrid/defensive item).

Alternatively (build 3 - ability based), https://www.smitefire.com/smite/guide/time-boi-chronos-s5-20417 builds from there are ok: Shoes of the Magi, Chronos' Pendant, Spear of Desolation, Polynomicon, Obsidian Shard, Rod of Tahuti, (boots replacement can be Demonic, or telkhines, or hastened or hybrid item or defense item etc...)

Also for your relic options get rid of heavenly wings (gives haste effect but...) and bracer (only useful early game, not great for conquest), and maybe add blink rune as an option. Most game should be Aegis and Beads though.


Alternative build suggestions:

Build idea 1: Start: Hunter's Blessing, Imperial Helmet, 2 Healing Potion and 1 Mana Potion. Build: Dynasty Plate Helm, Shoes of the Magi, Bancroft's Talon, Demonic Grip, Telkhines Ring, Obsidian Shard. Sell Dynasty Plate Helm lategame for Mantle of Discord, sell boots for Rod of Tahuti. ( Elixir of Speed).

Build idea 2: Start: Mage's Blessing (Mid), Hunter's Blessing (ADC), Uncommon Staff, 1 Healing Potion and 2 Mana Potion. Build: Shoes of the Magi, Warlock's Staff, Bancroft's Talon, Demonic Grip, Telkhines Ring, Rod of Tahuti. Sell boots for Obsidian Shard (or Spear of Desolation or Hastened Ring, or hybrid/defense item.)

Build idea 3: Start: Mage's Blessing, Spellbook, 1 Healing Potion and 2x Mana Potion. Build: Shoes of Focus, Book of Thoth, Polynomicon, Obsidian Shard, Book of the Dead, Spear of Desolation. Sell boots lategame for Soul Reaver. ( Elixir of Speed). This build is entirely focused around Poly procs and 1/3 combo, though you could always get an attack speed item instead of Soul Reaver.

Pro/high level Sources:

https://smiteprobuilds.com/Builds?p_filters_page=1&p_filters_search=&p_filters_god=1920&p_filters_pro=~&p_filters_opponent=~&p_filters_role=~&p_filters_league=SPL&p_filters_sort=~

https://smiteprobuilds.com/Builds?p_filters_page=1&p_filters_search=&p_filters_god=1920&p_filters_pro=~&p_filters_opponent=~&p_filters_role=~&p_filters_league=Ranked:Conquest&p_filters_sort=~
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Lukatomic (3) | April 20, 2019 11:26am
Thank you very much kreiga! I read everything and have changed the normal builds as you said, the alternative ones may be placed in soon as I will be placing at least 2 of the 3 to save room.

I will also be putting a better description and this may become in depth in the future, thank you for all of these suggestions, I will be testing and adding for the next few days.
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boogiebass (46) | April 19, 2019 11:46pm
@Bran
Ok. Luka you've put a lot of effort into taking everyone's feedback and updating your guide. Before I vote, Bran could you take a look at his builds and see if they're more to your liking? The third build hasn't changed (I still don't like only 15 pen in that build) but the other 2 are new additions.
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Kriega1 (126) | April 20, 2019 7:14am
1st build is meh (bancrofts + typhons is not worth on Chronos in most cases). 2nd build is passable, 3rd build is bad (toxic blade and poly in same build?).
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boogiebass (46) | April 20, 2019 10:32am
Yea i thought the same thing but wanted confirmation. I do like how much the guide is improving. In his first iteration, he had pyghags and spear of magus in the same build.
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Lukatomic (3) | April 20, 2019 1:03am
I can easily change the 3rd build, I have been playing it and it has been failing me. I feel this change should help a little but but it's still 30 pen+obsidian shard passive.
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boogiebass (46) | April 20, 2019 10:34am
Don't change the build just because we tell you to. Test the builds out thoroughly and see for yourself what works best for you before publishing the guide. If you like, you can archive this, do some testing, Then come back and republish.
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Gulfwulf (81) | April 18, 2019 10:29am
Chronos does real well with Demonic Grip and Telkhines Ring if you're going with a basic attacker; you get good attack speed and protection reduction via demonic. As Boogie pointed out, I wouldn't get Pythagorem's Piece on him; instead I would stick with Polynomicon.

I don't know if I'd bother with Soul Reaver or Rod of Tahuti since Chronos is more of an AA mage like Sol, though it could work in an ability based build. You still need Obsidian Shard if you're not going AA based because, as Boogie also pointed out, Chronos doesn't have any ticking damage, so he cannot get the full benefit from Spear of the Magus.

Book of the Dead is really only good if you're also using Book of Thoth because of the former's passive. If you're not building a lot of mana items, go with a different protection item like Magi's Cloak or Mantle of Discord.

An alternative anti-healing item to Divine Ruin could be Toxic Blade. I'm not a Chronos main, so Kriega might have a different opinion. Toxic gives you health, attack speed, and movement speed, all of which help a squishy mage with no real escape outside of his ult, which can be very predictable.
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Kriega1 (126) | April 20, 2019 7:55am
Gulfwulf wrote:
I don't know if I'd bother with Soul Reaver or Rod of Tahuti since Chronos is more of an AA mage like Sol


So we just forgetting that Rod of Tahuti is good for AA-based mages?

Also Soul Reaver isn't fantastic on Chronos, no (especially since nerfs). But his 1 is spammable (especially with CDR), so it's up to you what you think.

Gulfwulf wrote:
Book of the Dead is really only good if you're also using Book of Thoth because of the former's passive.
For the most part, yes, I agree.

Gulfwulf wrote:
An alternative anti-healing item to Divine Ruin could be Toxic Blade. I'm not a Chronos main, so Kriega might have a different opinion. Toxic gives you health, attack speed, and movement speed, all of which help a squishy mage with no real escape outside of his ult, which can be very predictable.


Could be an option, but Toxic blade isn't great stat wise for him. Divine isn't great for him either (cheaper pen item, but again, meh power and Chronos isn't the best/most reliable god to proc the passive). But hasn't stopped either being picked up in ranked: https://smiteprobuilds.com/Builds?p_filters_page=1&p_filters_search=&p_filters_god=1920&p_filters_pro=~&p_filters_opponent=~&p_filters_role=~&p_filters_league=Ranked:Conquest&p_filters_sort=~
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Lukatomic (3) | April 18, 2019 12:14pm
This build is mostly ability based and has been tested a couple times, even against me, I mean, it was chronos vs chronos but 1 ability did over 1000 damage without protections, so this build would be great for dealing with squishies/jungle.
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Kriega1 (126) | April 19, 2019 5:35am
No it didn’t, stop lying.
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boogiebass (46) | April 18, 2019 12:21pm
I honestly don't believe, for a single second, you did over 1000 damage with one ability against an equal leveled enemy god.
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boogiebass (46) | April 18, 2019 10:19am
Pythagorems piece is not a good choice on him. Polynomicon or Bancroft's are better.

Spear of the magus isn't good on him because he doesn't have tick damage. You aren't considering items like demonic grip.

Your example build only has +15 flat pen. Most of your damage is gonna get mitigated. There's more to say but let's stop here for now.
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Lukatomic (3) | April 18, 2019 12:15pm
The example build deals with squishies or other mages without alot of protections because the damage caps over 1000 damage in the late game...with a single ability.
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Estidien (30) | April 18, 2019 10:33am
Pythags is good on him, especially when paired with Typhons. However it should be grabbed early to maximize value. As stated Spear of the Magus should really be swapped with Demonic Grip considering how much damage comes from basic attacking. He's specifically going for CDR but this suffers from lack of pen and general price per item
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Kriega1 (126) | April 20, 2019 7:29am
Pythags isn't good on Chronos I don't know what you're thinking saying it's "good" on him, I would barely consider it for solo lane Chronos (and that's only because SoloOrTroll mentioned it last season). It's more of a mage support item, though other mages in solo like Isis could probably pick it up. And no, im not suggesting that Chronos "Support" exists, which is another reason why it isn't good. Even going so far as to say "especially when paired with Typhons" - tells me either 2 things, 1. You're getting Bancrofts + Typhons + Pythags or 2. Pythags + Typhons, both of which are horrible combinations. Typhon's is only good with at least bancrofts, while triple lifesteal in your build is trolling.

>As stated Spear of the Magus should really be swapped with Demonic Grip considering how much damage comes from basic attacking.

Magus isn't really that good on Chronos. You get 1 tick with his 1 (though you can spam it with CDR, it's not always the easiest ability to hit without setup), while always relying on his 3 to get another 2 ticks is very risky (especially seeing as Chronos is quite vulnerable without his 3 unless he has his ult up). This leaves you with 3 ticks after his 3-1 combo which would benefit his autos and his 1, but it's still not a good item choice on Chronos.
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Branmuffin17 (358) | April 18, 2019 1:11pm
@Salad, but while Pythagorem's Piece is good, so is Bancroft's Talon, right? Similar to a boxing version of Freya or Sol. I get that the title of this build is "Cooldown Damage," and it's a bit of a Frankenstein with both ability and basic attack items.

Luka, typically you want to focus on either ability damage or basic attacks. You absolutely can do a hybrid, but even that hybrid is going to focus a substantial amount on basic attacks. In this situation, if you DO invest in CDR, you won't want to go Chronos' Pendant, which is too dedicated to ability damage. Instead, you'd opt for something that provides both CDR and something else (other than power) that's going to help basics as well. The name of that item is probably Spear of Desolation. It provides power, flat pen (helps all damage), and some CDR. Not as much as Chronos', but you have limited item slots and you want to maximize your efficiency as much as possible.

Pythag's IS an option if looking for lifesteal, though Bancroft's is typically preferred. When you focus a reasonable amount on basic attacks (e.g. investing in 2 rings), you'll be at closer range and expect to take damage. You'll then get more out of the Bancroft's passive power/lifesteal boost. BUT...Pythag's, again, is still an option, because it not only helps your team, but it has solid lifesteal % (higher base than Bancroft) which will work great with your basics, AND it goes along with the theme of also getting some CDR where possible. But you WON'T want to get both Bancroft AND Pythag's. Bancroft and Typhons, or Pythag's and Typhons if you want 2 lifesteal items...at least, that's what would normally be suggested.

But IMO, you definitely missed out on an optimal build here...you chose arguably the weakest of the rings (Hastened) as your ring option. You give direction to choose 2 items as items 4 and 5, and don't give the option to use one of those as the final item, and by doing so, and by identifying a core that really limits your best options, it weakens the build potetial.

If we work off of your core as one build direction (but by also giving yourself basic attack function), it might look like: Bancroft's, Focus, Desolation, Demonic, Typhon's, Telkhines. 2 lifesteal items for high sustain if you really need, 2 rings (the stronger ones), and 20% CDR, which is plenty for a basic attack focus.

Another option based on your core would be Bancroft's, Focus, Desolation, Demonic, Telkhines, Hastened. 3 rings for very strong basic attack function, but less lifesteal when boxing.

Really, IMO it's best to invest in 2 rings if you're going to invest in basic attacks at all.

Like it or not, Kriega would have some good feedback since he's a Chronos main.
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