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Fox Spirit - Da Ji (Joust)

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7.6
by SirPoupo updated June 28, 2021

Smite God: Da Ji

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Build Summary

Starting Items and Relic

Notes Starting the build with Manikin Scepter to later upgrade in Manikin Hidden Blade. Then Mace to upgrade after boots in Jotunn's Wrath or Brawler's Beat Stick too counter healing. The idea here his to rush Damage Buff enemy side put your Vision Shard get back to your Speed Buff and easily do it alone with Manikin Scepter while your two teammates doing your Mana/Damage Buff. As for relic always build Purification Beads first if heavy CC like Fenrir Ragnarok if not go Blink Rune. Aegis Amulet his optional but can be pick vs bursty god like Scylla I'm a Monster.

Notes

Starting the build with Manikin Scepter to later upgrade in Manikin Hidden Blade. Then Mace to upgrade after boots in Jotunn's Wrath or Brawler's Beat Stick too counter healing. The idea here his to rush Damage Buff enemy side put your Vision Shard get back to your Speed Buff and easily do it alone with Manikin Scepter while your two teammates doing your Mana/Damage Buff. As for relic always build Purification Beads first if heavy CC like Fenrir Ragnarok if not go Blink Rune. Aegis Amulet his optional but can be pick vs bursty god like Scylla I'm a Monster.

Build Item Manikin Scepter Manikin Scepter
Build Item Mace Mace
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Da Ji's Skill Order Notes Leveling: I always max Horrible Burns first then One Thousand Cuts. Put level in Paolao each time you can it worth leveling for the extra dmg. You level Trickster Spirit last mostly because you want to use it as an escape on minion or teammates early on.

AAC: Always try too AA - Horrible Burns - AA too maximize your poke with Hydra's Lament

One Thousand Cuts While this ability is channeling you gains 40% increased Movement Speed, immunity to Slows and Knockups, gain mitigation up to 40%. So, keep in mind that’s a great escape ability or chase.

Paolao you can cancel after the first shot on a god to quickly grab and catch them off-guard without giving them the chance to Purification Beads

Notes

Leveling: I always max Horrible Burns first then One Thousand Cuts. Put level in Paolao each time you can it worth leveling for the extra dmg. You level Trickster Spirit last mostly because you want to use it as an escape on minion or teammates early on.

AAC: Always try too AA - Horrible Burns - AA too maximize your poke with Hydra's Lament

One Thousand Cuts While this ability is channeling you gains 40% increased Movement Speed, immunity to Slows and Knockups, gain mitigation up to 40%. So, keep in mind that’s a great escape ability or chase.

Paolao you can cancel after the first shot on a god to quickly grab and catch them off-guard without giving them the chance to Purification Beads

Horrible Burns

1 X Y
Horrible Burns
1 4 6 7 10

One Thousand Cuts

2 A B
One Thousand Cuts
3 8 11 12 14

Trickster Spirit

3 B A
Trickster Spirit
2 15 16 18 19

Paolao

4 Y X
Paolao
5 9 13 17 20
Horrible Burns
1 4 6 7 10

Horrible Burns

1 X
Da Ji heats up her claws, causing her next successfully hit Basic Attack to burn the target, dealing instant bonus damage, additional damage every 1s for 3s and Slowing them for 3s. Da Ji gains Haste when this ability activates, which lasts until she hits a target.

Ability Type: Stim
Burst Damage: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 (+35% of your Physical Power)
Damage per Tick: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+15% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30%
Cost: 50
Cooldown: 9s
One Thousand Cuts
3 8 11 12 14

One Thousand Cuts

2 A
Da Ji lashes out with her claws at nearby enemies, executing 4 strikes that damage all enemies in range and apply the Bleed from Torture Blades.

While this ability is channeling Da Ji moves freely in all directions, gains 40% Movement Speed, immunity to Slows and Knockups, and her tails mitigate Damage dealt to her by Enemy Gods who are behind her.

Ability Type: AOE
Damage per Hit: 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 (+35% of your Physical Power)
Damage Mitigation: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Range: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 11s
Trickster Spirit
2 15 16 18 19

Trickster Spirit

3 B
Da Ji selects a single allied or enemy target and teleports to their location after a short delay. Upon arriving at the target, she lashes out with her claws, dealing damage and applying the Bleed from Torture Blades to all enemies around her.

Ability Type: Teleport
Damage: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+85% of your Physical Power)
Range: 55
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 17s
Paolao
5 9 13 17 20

Paolao

4 Y
Da Ji summons her signature torture device, the Paolao. As she hovers above the device she may fire up to 3 shots. Enemy gods hit take damage and become Chained and Slowed. At the end of her ability chained enemies are pulled to the Paolao becoming Stunned and then taking damage 3 times over 2s. If a god hit by this ability becomes Crowd Control Immune at any time, they break the Chain on them and cannot be Chained again until this ability ends.

Ability Type: Projectile
Shot Damage: 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Chain Slow: 20%
Pull Damage per Tick: 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+20% of your Physical Power)
Pull Stun Duration: 1s
Range: 80
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 100s

Extended Build

Core Items

Notes As discussed in the starter build you will do Speed Buff alone at the start of the game and you need a jungler starter to do it faster and I think Manikin Scepter provide you the best early lanning afterward. The best upgrade in my opinion at level 20 will be Manikin Hidden Blade. Da Ji is a great Auto Attack Cancel god (AAC) for me Hydra's Lament his core on her. Serrated Edge Serrated Edge my favorite items in this game… give you everything you need on an assassin in my opinion, stacking it with Da Ji will be pretty easy.

Notes

As discussed in the starter build you will do Speed Buff alone at the start of the game and you need a jungler starter to do it faster and I think Manikin Scepter provide you the best early lanning afterward. The best upgrade in my opinion at level 20 will be Manikin Hidden Blade. Da Ji is a great Auto Attack Cancel god (AAC) for me Hydra's Lament his core on her. Serrated Edge Serrated Edge my favorite items in this game… give you everything you need on an assassin in my opinion, stacking it with Da Ji will be pretty easy.

Build Item Manikin Hidden Blade Manikin Hidden Blade
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge

Full Build Exemple and Situational Items

Notes This is pretty much my standard build. Always build Warrior Tabi normally, I can see myself build Reinforced Greaves if they have 3 damages dealers. You can swap Jotunn's Wrath for Brawler's Beat Stick for anti-heal and then swap later The Crusher for Jotunn's Wrath. You can swap The Crusher for Heartseeker if they have 2+ tanks. Sell boots for ether Mantle of Discord or Spirit Robe depending on the amount of CC after buying Elixir of Speed.

Notes

This is pretty much my standard build. Always build Warrior Tabi normally, I can see myself build Reinforced Greaves if they have 3 damages dealers. You can swap Jotunn's Wrath for Brawler's Beat Stick for anti-heal and then swap later The Crusher for Jotunn's Wrath. You can swap The Crusher for Heartseeker if they have 2+ tanks. Sell boots for ether Mantle of Discord or Spirit Robe depending on the amount of CC after buying Elixir of Speed.

Build Item Manikin Scepter Manikin Scepter
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Manikin Hidden Blade Manikin Hidden Blade
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed

Fox Spirit - Da Ji (Joust)

Note: English is not my primary language

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Big Damage (34) | June 28, 2021 2:34pm
I think due to Da Ji's reliance on AA cancel's and lack of sustain, Bumba's Hammer might be a better build path for her.

Also I wouldn't recommend The Crusher so late into the build, Heartseeker would be more optimal in that slot.
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SirPoupo | June 29, 2021 5:45am
I agree that Bumba's Hammer a better upgrade. But if we keep in mind its joust, Bumba's Dagger got weak lanning stats compare to Manikin Scepter. Most of the time in joust you don’t even reach level 20 too upgrade. In my Note I explain that you can swap The Crusher for Heartseeker in case of 2+ tanks. The Crusher will do more damage vs a standard 2 squishies due to flat penetration and since the game last less longer it’s a nice late power curve to end the game.

That’s my joust point of view of thing, would like to hear your thoughts

Thanks for giving me the feedback
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Big Damage (34) | June 29, 2021 8:13am
Oh that's my bad dude, I didn't see that on the title :P

If we're talking Joust then I recommend this build, it may seem weird however;

Bluestone Pendant > Warrior Tabi > The Crusher > Hydra's Lament > Pridwen > Shifter's Shield > Swap Bluestone for Void Shield > Swap boots for Ancile / burst item

This will give you great early burst potential with the stacking bonus damage from Bluestone, Crusher, and your 1, Horrible Burns. Then once you get Pridwen online and transition into more bruiser items you become more of an ult bot with some prots for survivability. I would go for Bluestone Brooch however because it isn't likely to reach level 20 by the time you get to that point it's more efficient currently to sell it.
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