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Dirty Dancing: Shiva Solo (S9.2)

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by Big Damage updated February 28, 2022

Smite God: Shiva

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Shiva Build

Main Build

Notes This is your standard Shiva Solo build. Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Hide of the Nemean Lion could be Spectral Armor.

Notes

This is your standard Shiva Solo build. Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Hide of the Nemean Lion could be Spectral Armor.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Amulet of the Stronghold Amulet of the Stronghold
Build Item Persistent Teleport Persistent Teleport
Build Item Corrupted Blink Rune Corrupted Blink Rune

Starter Options

Notes These are your 3 starter options.

Purchase one of these along with the T1 of your next item and Healing Potions

Notes

These are your 3 starter options.

Purchase one of these along with the T1 of your next item and Healing Potions

Build Item Bluestone Pendant Bluestone Pendant
Build Item Warding Sigil Warding Sigil
Build Item Tainted Steel Tainted Steel

Magical Opponent Example Build

Notes Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Hide of the Nemean Lion could be Spectral Armor.

Notes

Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Hide of the Nemean Lion could be Spectral Armor.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Runic Shield Runic Shield
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Persistent Teleport Persistent Teleport
Build Item Corrupted Blink Rune Corrupted Blink Rune

Soul Eater Example Build

Notes Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Mantle of Discord could be Spirit Robe.

Notes

Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Mantle of Discord could be Spirit Robe.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Caduceus Shield Caduceus Shield
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Persistent Teleport Persistent Teleport
Build Item Corrupted Blink Rune Corrupted Blink Rune

Glad Shield Example Build

Notes Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Gladiator's Shield could be Berserker's Shield, Mystical Mail or Sovereignty.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Hide of the Nemean Lion could be Spectral Armor.

Notes

Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Gladiator's Shield could be Berserker's Shield, Mystical Mail or Sovereignty.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Hide of the Nemean Lion could be Spectral Armor.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Amulet of the Stronghold Amulet of the Stronghold
Build Item Persistent Teleport Persistent Teleport
Build Item Corrupted Blink Rune Corrupted Blink Rune

Sigil Example Build

Notes Upgrade Infused Sigil from Warding Sigil at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Brawler's Beat Stick could be Titan's Bane.

Notes

Upgrade Infused Sigil from Warding Sigil at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Brawler's Beat Stick could be Titan's Bane.

Build Item Infused Sigil Infused Sigil
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Cloak of Ascetic Cloak of Ascetic
Build Item Corrupted Blink Rune Corrupted Blink Rune

Tainted Example Build

Notes Upgrade Infused Sigil from Warding Sigil at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Titan's Bane could be Brawler's Beat Stick.

Notes

Upgrade Infused Sigil from Warding Sigil at level 20.

Upgrade Breastplate of Valor to Breastplate of Determination once you have built the rest of your items.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Titan's Bane could be Brawler's Beat Stick.

Build Item Tainted Breastplate Tainted Breastplate
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Persistent Teleport Persistent Teleport
Build Item Corrupted Blink Rune Corrupted Blink Rune

Defence Options

Notes These are all alternative or situational defence items that can work on Shiva to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all alternative or situational defence items that can work on Shiva to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Breastplate of Vigilance Breastplate of Vigilance
Build Item Caduceus Shield Caduceus Shield
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade

Offence Options

Notes These are all alternative or situational damage items that can work on Shiva to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all alternative or situational damage items that can work on Shiva to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane

Relic Options

Notes These are all of the relics that can work on Gilgamesh to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

Persistent Teleport and Corrupted Blink Rune are the main two that you will be picking up, the others do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all of the relics that can work on Gilgamesh to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

Persistent Teleport and Corrupted Blink Rune are the main two that you will be picking up, the others do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Persistent Teleport Persistent Teleport
Build Item Corrupted Blink Rune Corrupted Blink Rune
Build Item Cloak of Ascetic Cloak of Ascetic
Build Item Temporal Beads Temporal Beads

Shiva's Skill Order

Emblazoned Sweep

1 X Y
Emblazoned Sweep
2 4 6 7 10

Damaru's Tempo

2 A B
Damaru's Tempo
1 8 11 12 14

Pillar of Dawn

3 B A
Pillar of Dawn
3 15 16 18 19

Shiva Tandava

4 Y X
Shiva Tandava
5 9 13 17 20
Emblazoned Sweep
2 4 6 7 10

Emblazoned Sweep

1 X
Shiva's trident is emblazoned with the fire of Agni as he spins it around dealing damage, pulling in enemies and leaving behind a firewall at the edge.

Bliss – Allies gain a Movement Speed buff on passing the firewall.
Destruction – Enemies suffer a Protection Reduction debuff on passing the firewall.

Ability Type: AoE
Spin Damage: 65 / 120 / 175 / 230 / 285 (+55% of your Physical Power)
Fire Damage: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Movement Speed Buff: 20% for 3s
Protection Reduction: 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 for 3s
Fire Persist Time: 4s
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 12s
Damaru's Tempo
1 8 11 12 14

Damaru's Tempo

2 A
Shiva hits the butt of his trident down into the ground, shaking the damaru drum and causing energy to dissipate and damage enemies. Depending on the selection, enemies in the chosen segment are knocked up as well.

Bliss – Allies gain an Attack Speed buff if the energy passes through them.
Destruction – Enemies suffer an Attack Speed debuff if the energy passes through them.

Ability Type: Cone
Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+65% of your Physical Power)
Attack Speed Buff: 25% for 4s
Attack Speed Debuff: 25% for 4s
Range: 45
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 14s
Pillar of Dawn
3 15 16 18 19

Pillar of Dawn

3 B
Shiva dashes into a pillar of fire where he meditates for a short duration, taking reduced damage and being immune to all CC other than stuns, before being able to dash out again. Each dash deals damage to enemies and as he meditates the pillar emits an aura.

Bliss – Allies in the aura gain a block stack while Shiva gains up to 3 after leaving.
Destruction – Enemies in the aura suffer constant damage.

Ability Type: Dash + AoE
Damage: 65 / 95 / 125 / 155 / 185 (+30% of your Physical Power)
Aura Damage: 7 / 11 / 15 / 19 / 23 (+4% of your Physical Power) every 0.25s
Damage Mitigation: 30%
Range: 30
Cost: 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85
Cooldown: 18s
Shiva Tandava
5 9 13 17 20

Shiva Tandava

4 Y
Shiva performs his Tandava, channeling for the next 6 with CC Immunity. Every 1.5s he performs a step that can be preselected.

Step One – Ally Healing and Mana restore.
Step Two – 50% Damage and Healing and also amplification of next step radius and effects.
Step Three – Damage and Shield reduction to Enemies.

Ability Type: AoE
Healing: 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 (+10% of your Physical Power)
Mana Restore: 10%
Amplification Effects: 50%
Damage: 125 / 175 / 225 / 275 / 325 (+45% of your Physical Power)
Shield Damage: 50%
Range: 25 / 35
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 100s

Quick builds for Shiva release, some notes on how to play him make sure when you ult you use your 2 on the first and third hits of your ult and just play aggro when your passive is in the destruction stance and passive when its in the bliss stance.

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Itsmrsherself | March 8, 2022 10:07am
Game changing is adding belt of the frenzy.
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Big Damage (35) | March 8, 2022 1:28pm
It's definitely viable but as a solo there are usually better tools to dive with IMO.
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Branmuffin17 (370) | February 24, 2022 7:54pm
Biggie,

So, 1) you know I'm not a good player, and 2) I'm definitely not a solo main. That said, I played my first game w/ Shiva, and it was in Conq. I have some comments after that first game, mostly just thoughts.
  • Firstly, he's really fun. I thought his CDs would feel longer, but they feel pretty low, and that's even before picking up BoV.

  • Bluestone felt good. That said, I did feel a bit weak w/ BoV rushed. I used your main example build, but didn't go Cad, got Mantle instead, and then finished with BBS because I wanted more damage and got lazy, didn't look, and figured to counter some enemy healing, which there wasn't much of, lol. I should have gone HS. I'd be curious to see how SE feels, and the next time I try him, I'll try that. (edit: I played my 2nd game, and I went SE into BoV. I was facing another Shiva of course, and we just sort of sat there hitting each other and not dying. It was pretty boring.)

  • His healing feels weak, and that's starting in his ult w/ 2's amplification of the 1. Granted, enemy team had BBS, Divine, etc. I didn't get Cad for that reason, and am not sure how worth Cad is though I guess the numbers are decent and in the off chance the enemy doesn't build anti-heal, it's probably pretty good. I dunno.
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Big Damage (35) | February 26, 2022 11:41am
Yeah I went for Caduceus Shield in the first build just because it has nice base stats and slight application for his ult, the last 2 items being Cad/Mantle could be swapped for Nemean/Amulet of the Stronghold which would make you far tankier but I feel a bit of power is nice where possible.

I still need to do more testing but so far the best feeling builds have been Infused Sigil if you can get to late game without the early sustain. Soul Eater is great for early aggro however Shiva feels at his strongest in a teamfight if he is tanky enough to just hit his base damages and CC safely rather than out trading with sheer power like say a Wukong or a Chaac. The main build has been my most successful though, Bluestone/BoV just gives you a lot of pressure for free.

Death's Toll I've just been out traded hard against any Shiva going Bluestone Pendant, if I get a match playing into a god other than Shiva/Bluestone I might get better results.
1
MicroSmokeSleet | February 23, 2022 8:47am
I don’t like most of these builds. He just loses lane because he has no dps from items
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Big Damage (35) | February 23, 2022 9:51am
How would you suggest building Shiva? Shiva has fairly average power scaling for a warrior and has felt fine in the games I have been playing with some of these builds. Also even with his self peel, his 3 doesn't have enough range and his ult not enough safety to warrant more damage items, let alone with his poor power scalings.

I plan on testing more and updating but I am fairly confident in these build orders currently.
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