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For Whom the Bell(ona) Tolls (Conquest - Jungle/Solo - S2)

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by Zilby updated November 6, 2015

Smite God: Bellona

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Bellona Build


Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Rage Rage
Build Item Deathbringer Deathbringer

Alt. Penetration

Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Alt. Power

Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Runeforged Hammer Runeforged Hammer
Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi

Alt. Attack Speed

Build Item Ichaival Ichaival
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade
Build Item Hastened Fatalis Hastened Fatalis

Alt. Protections

Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe


Build Item Greater Purification Greater Purification
Build Item Enfeebling Curse Enfeebling Curse
Build Item Weakening Curse Weakening Curse
Build Item Heavenly Agility Heavenly Agility
Build Item Greater Aegis Greater Aegis
Build Item Hand Of The Gods (Old) Hand Of The Gods (Old)

Bellona's Skill Order

Shield Bash

1 X Y
Shield Bash
3 15 16 18 19


2 A B
1 4 6 7 10


3 B A
2 8 11 12 14

Eagle's Rally

4 Y X
Eagle's Rally
5 9 13 17 20
Shield Bash
3 15 16 18 19

Shield Bash

1 X
Bellona dashes forward and bashes with her shield, dealing damage and Slowing enemies. Bellona gains 1 Stack of block for each enemy god hit. Block absorbs all damage from a single Basic Attack and reflects a portion of the damage around her.

Bellona then makes Basic Attacks with sword and shield until out of combat, and every 3 successful basic attacks she gains another Stack of block (max. 3).

Ability Type: Cone
Damage: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Block Reflect: 30%
Slow: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35%
Slow Duration: 2s
Dash Range: 25
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 14s

*NOTE* Basic attack progression in this stance is 0.5/1/1x damage and swing time.
1 4 6 7 10


2 A
Bellona summons a hammer and spins, hitting every enemy around her and then smashing forward in an overhand attack. Each enemy god hit in the spin increases the damage of the overhand attack.

Bellona now makes Basic Attacks with her hammer until out of combat. Every hammer attack hits all enemies in melee range and only benefits from 33% of Bellona's total Lifesteal.

Ability Type: Area
Spin Damage: 45 / 75 / 105 / 135 / 165 (+25% of your Physical Power)
Slam Damage: 70 / 130 / 190 / 250 / 310 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Slam Damage Increase: 25% Per Enemy God Hit
Radius: 25
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10s

*NOTE* Basic attack progression in this stance is 1.5/1/1.5x damage and swing time, with each attack hitting all enemies in melee range.
2 8 11 12 14


3 B
Bellona summons a scourge, dealing damage to all enemies in a line. Enemies hit are Disarmed, and cannot make Basic Attacks.

Bellona now makes Basic Attacks with a scourge until out of combat, which has extended range (+4) and every third attack heals Bellona.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Disarm Duration: 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.2s
Healing: 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45
Range: 55
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14s

*NOTE* Basic attack progression in this stance is 1/0.5/1x damage and swing time.
Eagle's Rally
5 9 13 17 20

Eagle's Rally

4 Y
Bellona plants a Roman flag, granting Protections and increased Physical Power to allied gods. Enemies directly under where the flag is placed take damage and are Stunned for 1.25s.

Ability Type: Leap
Damage: 140 / 230 / 320 / 410 / 500 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Protections: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35
Magical Power: 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 / 75
Physical Power: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60
Flag Duration: 8s
Radius: 40
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 75s


Welcome to my guide for Bellona, Goddess of War

My name is Zilby. I am a casual player who primarily plays conquest. My preferred role in conquest is the solo lane, however this is a guide for Bellona in the solo lane and jungle.

This is my eighth smitefire guide, and I intend to update it, so feel free to comment things that should be added/edited.

Regardless, lets move on to the warrior herself, Bellona!


First Patch


Health: 480 (+85)
Mana: 220 (+35)

Speed: 375 (+0)
Range: 12 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 1 (+1.2%)
HP5: 8(+0.8)
MP5: 4.8 (+0.4)

Magical: 30 (+0.9)
Physical: 18 (+3)
Basic Attack
Damage: 39+2(+100% of Physical Power)
Progression: Special

Pros / Cons

  • Very bulky and has passives that increase her defenses
  • Easily counters basic attack focused gods with Master of War and Scourge
  • Hits hard and has good base damages
  • Strong throughout the game
  • Scales reasonably well
  • Good lane clear with Bludgeon and Scourge and sustain
  • Decent poke with Bludgeon and Scourge
  • Great at keeping enemies close with Shield Bash and Eagle's Rally
  • Decent CC overall
  • MADE for teamfights
  • Only so-so mobility (pretty much just Shield Bash)
  • Only has two escapes, her ultimate and Shield Bash
  • Difficult to master all her abilities and weapon types
  • Weak against ability based gods
  • Hard to land enough basic attacks for crit items to be worthwhile without an additional item (eg: Frostbound Hammer)
  • Not enough CC to be the best support
  • Best lane clear ability ( Bludgeon) can be interrupted by CC


Passive - Master of War


1 - Shield Bash


2 - Bludgeon


3 - Scourge


4 - Eagle's Rally


Items: Single 'em Out (Jungle/Solo)

This section is built around the "Single 'em Out" core build above as well as situational items. Do note this build is built around 1v1s using AA (ie: auto attacks), leaving you with somewhat less of a teamfight presence, but a stronger early game for ganks and more offensive power alone. If you wish to go on an overpowered murderous Bellona rampage, this is your ticket. This build is ideal for getting an early game advantage over another opponent (especially another Bellona) if decided to use in solo or for jungling. I would also usually recommend invading when using this build.

This item list will go in order of early game to late game items.

Main Build

Alternative Penetration

Alternative Power

Alternative Attack Speed

Alternative Protections

Items: Tanky Power (Solo)

This section is built around the "tanky power" core build above as well as situational items. Do note this build is for teamfighting and doing lots of damage to lots of people while staying in the middle of the fight, not for dueling. This is the 'safer' build out of the two options, leaving you with much higher defenses, mana sustain, cooldown, CC resistance, etc.

This item list will go in order of early game to late game items.

Main Build

Alternative Physical Protections

Alternative Magical Protections

Alternative Mixed Protections

Alternative Power/Protections

Alternative Power

Early Game

Solo Lane


Mid Game

solo lane


Late Game

solo lane


Matchups (Solo)

Bellona can be strong in 1v1s or teamfights depending on how you build her. As a result, the opponent you're laning against has an impact on which you may want to choose. Here are the matchups of some typical opponents you may find in the solo lane.






Bellona is a great solo laner, jungler and one of the best bruisers in Smite.
A true rival to Ares and Athena, masterful Bellona players shall achieve nothing but victory!
I hope this guide helps any new Bellona players out there, happy smiting!

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GettinHigh | March 16, 2016 10:39pm
It honestly could have been worse it dosn't really extend my play style but for a better bellona player it would be a very well done guide *thumbs up!*
Zilby (132) | December 21, 2015 7:48pm
Honestly there haven't been that many meta changes, but most of them for Bellona were pretty obvious. Examples include: Mail of Renewal becoming viable and thus becoming an option, Hand of the Gods no longer being a core jungler item, starting with potion of physical might in the jungle, the Mystical Mail start in solo rather than Runeforged Hammer, amongst other things. Most of the changes I'm making are more in relation to the Bellona nerfs though since those were plentiful. You'll be seeing a lot of changes to this guide once it's all done, I'll be publishing it all at once rather than incrementally.
GameGeekFan (50) | December 21, 2015 6:49pm
Nah man its good. It takes ALOT of time to be good at this game, or any Moba in general.

To have a good feel for the meta just look at the pros playing (although that shouldnt be your number 1 thing to learn from) and top Smitefire guides. Just go to the gods name in the bottom and look for the guide thats-

1) At least somewhat recent, maybe 1-2 months since last update.
2) Has good views. Still dont depend on first impressions on views.
3) Comments on those guides give good criticism and lots of new ideas (usually)
iReauxbot (11) | December 21, 2015 5:23pm
Not to sound sarcastic, but that should tell just how bad my knowledge with this game is. As much as Id like to think Im good, everything on this site tells me theres a lot more to learn about this game. Im not even sure how the builds on this season were supposed to be lol.
I just want to stay relevant and learn you know? But thatks GGF
GameGeekFan (50) | December 21, 2015 4:06pm
iReauxbot wrote:

What is the meta right now anyways? I dont know Smite mechanics well enough to even understand that

Doesnt matter if you know now anyways, a new season is about to start in the new year, or even sooner. With a new season comes a new meta.

You still have to be more specific though. You cant just say "meta". Its alot more complicated then that. Think of it like preferred builds and items.
iReauxbot (11) | December 21, 2015 3:48pm
Zilby wrote:

Honestly with all the nerfs/meta-changes the given builds could use an update. Will get on that soon.

What is the meta right now anyways? I dont know Smite mechanics well enough to even understand that
Zilby (132) | December 21, 2015 3:36pm
Cenitros wrote:

Not a good build trust me...

Honestly with all the nerfs/meta-changes the given builds could use an update. Will get on that soon.
Cenitros | December 21, 2015 3:18pm
Not a good build trust me...
Zilby (132) | November 21, 2015 12:01pm
Depends on context Brokellona. In general though: Fenrir has more initial burst than you with his Brutalize but you can almost match this with your Bludgeon. Your basic attacks will do more than his in most contexts due to your passive, disarm, etc, so keeping him close is preferable for winning a 1 on 1 fight. If he tries to leap away, you can use your ultimate to catch up to him and your Shield Bash if he tries to get away by using the small dash on his Brutalize. If he ults you and puts you in a bad position, if your ultimate is ready you can use it to reposition yourself and prevent yourself from dying. In terms of how this all applies, it really depends on what role you and Fenrir are playing (solo or jungle most notably) and how each of you are building (all damage, bruiser, ability based, basic attack based, etc).

Hope this helps.
Brokellona | November 21, 2015 6:43am
Can somebody please tell me how to kill a skilled Fenrir player with Bellona?I found it really hard.Please,forgive me for my poor english.I'm bulgarian.
Xaiden1990 | September 8, 2015 9:29am
Moonsyne wrote:

If you're talking about the Latin, it's "Roma Invicta!" which translates to Rome Unconquered or Undefeated.

Yes thank you lol I never could make it out. Thanks for the info, I love those fun facts
Moonsyne (1) | September 7, 2015 11:02am
If you're talking about the Latin, it's "Roma Invicta!" which translates to Rome Unconquered or Undefeated.
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