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Cupid Has Landed! 4.13 (Arena, Assualt, Clash, Conquest)

July 19, 2017 by Tlaloc1050
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Build 1
Build 2
Build 3

Arena and Clash

Smite God: Cupid

Item Purchase Order

Start 1

Build Item Death's Toll
Build Item Spiked Gauntlet
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion

Start 2

Build Item Cursed Gauntlet Build Item Mana Potion

Core

Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Build Item Ninja Tabi Build Item The Executioner

Full Build

Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Build Item Ninja Tabi Build Item The Executioner Build Item Hydra's Lament Build Item Wind Demon Build Item Deathbringer

Replacements

Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Build Item The Crusher Build Item Shifter's Shield Build Item Rage Build Item Malice

Relics

Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Aegis Amulet Build Item Phantom Veil Build Item Heavenly Wings

Consumables

Build Item Healing Potion Build Item Mana Potion Build Item Ward Build Item Sentry Ward


God Skill Order

Heart Bomb

Heart Bomb 1 4 6 7 10 key bind

Share The Love

Share The Love 2 15 16 18 19 key bind

Flutter

Flutter 3 8 11 12 14 key bind

Fields Of Love

Fields Of Love 5 9 13 17 20 key bind


Cupid Has Landed! 4.13 (Arena, Assualt, Clash, Conquest)

Tlaloc1050
July 19, 2017


Introduction

Hello! This is my first guide ever so apologies if I make a lot of mistakes. I've been playing Cupid ever since I started Smite. This build is attack speed and crits with some pen. I may not be the best Cupid player but I might be able to help someone. Constructive criticism is welcome.

Stats

Health:445(+72)| HP5:8(+0.67)


Mana:230(+39)| MP5:4.6(+0.35)
Speed:365(+0)| Range:55(+0)
Attack/Sec:0.95(+1.8%)| Basic Attack damage:35(+2.3)and 100% of physical power
Physical Protections:11(+3)| Magical Protections:30(+0.9)

Pros / Cons

Pros:

  • Good chaser
  • High attack speed
  • Critical chance
  • Can heal teammates
  • Great CC
  • Large radius ultimate
  • Large threat if used properly
  • High sustain
  • Team Player
  • Gives relationship advice
Cons:
  • Heal isn't too powerful and doesn't really fit with a hunter's kit
  • Low stats compared to other hunters
  • Attack speed buff is in his escape
  • His Ultimate's mesmerize effect will be broken if target is damaged
  • Even if Heart Bomb or Fields of Love miss stacks will be removed anyway
  • Needs a remodel

Abilities



Lovestruck

This passive can build up to a maximum of 16% healing/damage. When using Heart Bomb it's best to build up stacks so when the stun kicks in, the enemy you targeted will be vulnerable to damage from you and you're alies. If you plan on using Share The Love that 16% more healing may help. "Healing" also includes Mana obtained from Share The Love. With Fields Of Love you can build it up if you want the duration of the mesmerize to be doubled. Since the mesmerize would be broken from you attacking them I wouldn't recommend building it up for that.



Heart Bomb

At early game this can't clear a wave yet but will weaken minions and reduce the time it takes to kill them. In mid to late game this can clear most of the minions in the wave. You can use it when you're boxing or chasing. When you're boxing I would recommend building up your stacks before using the skill for the stun. When chasing you should use it as soon as you're confident you can hit the target. With that slow + the Hastened Fatalis effect its almost a guaranteed kill.



Share the Love

A heal that can be picked up by you or your allies. This gives Cupid a lot of sustain. If you're low on mana give it to your allies. The total heal at full stacks of your passive is 156.25 per heart. The total heal is 468.75. This includes the physical power from the main build.

Mana per heart when picked up by allies is 30. Drops 3 hearts. Cost is 50. So your profit is 40 mana. Remember how Share The Love effects mana obtained when allies pick the hearts up? At full stacks of your passive your profit would be: 54.4 mana (114.4-50). Plus you also got to heal an ally or 3. Although if no allies pick the hearts up you would lose 50 mana. Ping on the location of the heart to tell them its there. You could also say "Take this jungle buff"



Flutter

This is your escape, attack speed buff, and chasing tool all mashed into one. If an enemy [hades were to use Pillar of Agony that dash would be a life saver. An enemy trying to get away? Use Flutter + Heart Bomb. If you're leaving base with some allies you could use Flutter and your allies will benefit from the mov speed if they walk on the trail. Is an Apollo or Thanatos chasing you with their ult? Right before you think their going to land, activate Flutter there's a chance they'll miss and you could escape.



Fields of Love

A large radius ultimate that can make a group of enemies vulnerable to CC chains or damage from skills like I'm a Monster. If Odin were to use Ring of Spears Fields Of Love would nicely fit inside. Try to position your target in the Center of the skill. Fields Of Love + Heart Bomb and some basic attacks = target dead 80% of the time.


Ability Combos


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After you hit them with Heart Bomb use a basic attack so it'll proc Hydra's Lament. Drop your ult and once again use a basic attack for the same reason. This combo will usually kill someone if they don't have a relic like Aegis Amulet or Purification Beads. You should hit them with Heart Bomb first then Fields Of Love. The double mesmerize is useless because you wanna keep on attacking the target. And damage will stop the mesmerize. The stun on Heart Bomb is better. After placing Fields Of Love keep attacking with basics.

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This is mainly for chasing an enemy getting away. Flutter followed by Heart Bomb and you've probably caught up to the enemy you were chasing. A few basics and they should be finished,

However don't chase an enemy you think you can't kill. If the enemy has gone too far away deep in the enemy jungle, you should stop chasing and head back to your lane/team unless you have some teammates with you.

Arena/Clash Build


Usual Build

]Ninja Tabi
I prefer this over Warrior Tabi because of the attack speed and mana. I feel that the 20% attack speed and 100 mana is better than 20 more power and youll last slightly longer.

Devourer's Gauntlet
Gives a lot of power and lifesteal when at full stacks, also helps you box and survive.

The Executioner
Gives percentage penetration. Landing your basics more will make your basics desk more damage. Not recommended to get with Titan's Bane because they counteract each other.

Hydra's Lament
A suggestion by xZeroStrike. Thanks! It helps with combos and mana problems, considering you're not building transendance. Pressing the Ability Key followed by left clicking or pressing the R2 on console will fire Heart Bomb and a basic. That basic will be enhanced by Hydra's Lament's passive. Although you'll receive the basic attack penalty.

Wind Demon
A good crit item. Gives cupid even more chasing potential with the 20% movement speed. The attack speed is a nice bonus.

Deathbringer
The best crit item. Helps proc wind demon's passive and enhances your crits. Also gives a lot of power. A must have for crit builds.

Replacements

Brawler's Beat Stick
For healers, replaces Hydra's Lament.


The Crusher
If you feel you need a a bit more pen then get this. If you get this instead of Hydra's Lament you'll have less MP5 but more attack speed and pen. And the cooldown reduction on basic attacks is nice too.

Shifter's Shield
Some defence and high amount of power. This helps because you're naturally squishy. Replaces Hydra's Lament.

Rage
Gives a high critical chance when fully stacked. More crits but less attack speed and movement speed because this replaces Wind Demon.

Malice
More power. Great DOT effect that sometimes finishes off enemy gods if they have low enough health. Use this to reveal stealth or keep track of gods who are stealthed.


Relics:

Heavenly Wings
Your escape and chaser. Very useful. Say you're running away and somebody's chasing you, you activate sprint and use Flutter. Its almost a guaranteed escape. Now you're chasing Ra, he's used Divine Light and you're slowed falling behind. Activate heavenly wings then when in range Heart Bomb and you'll most likely kill him.

Aegis Amulet
A life saver. If poseiden were to use Release The Kraken! you could activate Aegis Amulet just in time to block the damage. If you're low on health and another hunter was chasing you Aegis Amulet might save you.

Purification Beads
Another life saver. If you got caught in Hades' Pillar of Agony with Flutter on cooldown using purification might save you and let you escape. Ymir froze you then began to charge up Shards of Ice using purification would save you. If there's an Ares or Xing Tian I always get this.

Phantom Veil
I usually get this if there's an enemy Odin due to his Ring of Spears. Since Cupid doesn't have a leap he won't be able to escape if things go south. Phantom allows you to move through player made objects such as Ymir's Ice Wall and removes the basic attack penalty. You can also get it if there's an enemy Awilix for the anti-knock up.

If you get stuck in Odin's Ring of Spears try to avoid his Bird Bombs by dashing in the other way where he'll land. Sprint can help you as well for evading attacks.

Arena Gameplay


Early Game


Pick a start. Head to the buff camps and help your team clear them. Take it if you need it. Head to the middle of the map and try to last hit minions. You can also say I'm busy ksing stacks!. Stacking will take longer because there aren't that many minions. Buff camps spawn every 4 minutes and buffs last for 2 minutes.


Mid Game


Team fights will be more common now. Remember to participate in them. Don't forget to last hit minions to build stacks and reduce the enemy's tickets. Keep defending the portal. Around this time is when siege minions will begin to spawn. They spawn every 5 kills. If they get into a portal they'll reduce 15 tickets.


Late Game


Your abilities will now do a lot more damage and you should have full stacks of Devourer's Gauntlet. The last tickets will be reduced soon. You have to be extra careful and stick with your team all the time. You can still take buff camps if you like.

P.S. If you want a way more detailed arena guide you should read the Overarching Arena Guide by Branmuffin17


Jungle Camps Info and Others


Mana Buff Camps
  • Quantity: 2
  • Location: Opposite Sides of the Arena
  • Respawn Time: 4 Minutes

Damage Buff Camps
  • Quantity: 2
  • Location: Opposite Sides of the Arena
  • Respawn Time: 4 Minutes

Attack Speed Buff Camps
  • Quantity: 2
  • Location: Opposite Sides of the Arena
  • Respawn Time: 4 Minutes

Others
  • Killing an enemy god deducts 5 tickets
  • Last hitting an enemy minion deducts 1 ticket
  • Escorting allied minions to the enemy portal deducts 1 ticket per minion
  • Escorting an allied Arena Juggernaut to the enemy portal deducts 15 tickets

Gods who work well with Cupid in Arena


Ares

About


Odin

About

Clash Gameplay


Early Game


When the match begins, you have usually have 2 choices:

1. Go to the Mana Camp with some teammates and clear it. Usually the Mage takes it. Afterwards go to the lane which has less players in it. Clear the lane minions. If the enemy team hasn't taken the damage buff get it with some teammates. You can take it if you want.

2. Tell everyone to Group Up! using the VGS and Attack Middle Lane!. This isn't as safe as the first route. Sometimes somebody would die. The enemy team may use high damaging skills in an attempt to steal it. After this, head to lane.

Don't play too aggressively or else you might day and become behind. You'll be mana hungry until later onwards when you get Hydra's Lament.


Mid Game


You can now be more aggressive and should've bought Devourer's Gauntlet by now. This is when Apophis spawns at the center of the map, at 10:00. Don't stand on it, or else you'll receive 1000 damage. Try to push Towers and Phoenixes when nobody's there. You could also group and and do it, it'll be faster and you'll deal more damage. Team fights will break out more often due to teams trying to push lanes. Ward in the center of the map and near the center mana camp to prevent ganks.


Late Game


Be careful. You may be strong now, but gods like Kali are much stronger and can easily kill you. Work together to push objectives. If you get a decide don't go for Apophis, it's not worth it. You should be going for the remaining Phoenixes and the enemy Titan if you can. If at low health retreat.


Buff Camps Info


Baboon Mages Camps
  • Quantity: 4
  • Location: 2 Outside and 2 in-Between Lanes
  • Respawn Time: 90 Seconds

Hyena Brutes Camps
  • Quantity: 1
  • Location: Center of the Map
  • Respawn Time: 2 Minutes

Notes


Apophis
  • Quantity: 1
  • Location: Center of the Map
  • Respawn Tine: 5 minutes


Gods Cupid works well with in Clash


Hades

About


Hou Yi

About

Assualt Build


Starts

jotunns's wrathJotunn's Wrath
    The Mana allows you to use Abilities more often. Means you can use
Share The Love more. The power not only increases ability damage, but the healing from Share The Love. Penetration for more damage.

Boots
Just movement speed, upgrade this later to Ninja Tabi. Helps get to the battle or away faster.

mana chaliceMana Chalice
Great in the long run if you want mana potions throughout the game. Requires you to back twice to the fountain after finishing them to get your money's worth.

Assault

Cupid is fun to play in assault. If I get him I never re-roll. He can heal his teammates and himself while getting some mana out if it. I normally get Jotunn's Wrath and Boots or a mana chalice. I always get Meditation Cloak unless there's an Ares. If there is I would get Purification Beads. You'd wanna quickly buy your items and head to the battlefield where someone is probably about to initiate combat. You may see your teammates spamming laugh and taunts all the way. It's best not too because it'll make them target you and pick in you.

If you want a better, detailed guide to assault check out the Overarching ***ualt Guide by Branmuffin

Random Cupid Facts

Brina Palencia is the voice actor for Cupid.

She's also the voice actor for Artemis.

The Greek version of Cupid is Eros.

His parents are Mars and Venus.

The Greek version of Cupid Eros has a wife named Psyche, the goddess of the soul. Together they had a daughter named Hedone.

Ending

And thanks to Branmuffin17 for helping me and reviewing this guided!



No updates to Cupid in a while, I guess he's quite balanced

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