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Freya - Pulsing to the Beat (S4, All Modes, Patch 4.9)

May 31, 2017 by Branmuffin17
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Build 1
Build 2
Build 3

'Carry'ing a Tune (Conquest / Siege ADC)

Smite God: Freya

Item Purchase Order

Example Final Build

Build Item Shoes of Focus
Build Item Hastened Fatalis
Build Item Demonic Grip
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Spear of the Magus
Build Item Rod of Tahuti

Starting Items (Sands of Time if preferred)

Build Item Soul Stone Build Item Shoes Build Item Healing Potion Build Item Healing Potion Build Item Healing Potion Build Item Mana Potion Build Item Mana Potion Build Item Mana Potion

Item #1 (Choose One)

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Build Item Shoes of Focus

Item #2

Build Item Hastened Fatalis

Item #3

Build Item Demonic Grip

Lifesteal (Choose One)

Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Build Item Shaman's Ring Build Item Bancroft's Talon Build Item Book of the Dead

Penetration (Choose One)

Build Item Spear of the Magus Build Item Spear of Desolation

Item #6 (Choose One)

Build Item Rod of Tahuti Build Item Shaman's Ring

Relics to Consider

Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Aegis Amulet Build Item Bracer of Undoing Build Item Heavenly Wings

Example Alt Build (High Sustain)

Build Item Shoes of Focus Build Item Hastened Fatalis Build Item Demonic Grip Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Build Item Spear of the Magus Build Item Shaman's Ring

Example Alt Build (Late Game Survivability)

Build Item Shoes of Focus Build Item Hastened Fatalis Build Item Demonic Grip Build Item Shaman's Ring Build Item Spear of the Magus Build Item Book of the Dead

God Skill Order


Irradiate 4 8 10 12 14 key bind


Pulse 1 3 6 7 11 key bind


Banish 2 15 16 18 19 key bind

Valkyrie's Discretion

Valkyrie's Discretion 5 9 13 17 20 key bind


Recent Updates:

2017/5/31: Jungle build has been updated...thanks to Kriega1 for the idea and reasoning behind it.

2017/5/22: Guide is current as of Patch 4.9, "Nine Tailed Terror." Due to increased cost of Hastened Fatalis, build order slightly revised. Other minor adjustments.

Revision History

Hello everyone! My name is Branmuffin17 (PC IGN: Muffinman17, PS4 IGN: Branmuffin17), and I'm a SMITEFire moderator and casual SMITE player on PC and PS4. Welcome to my fourth venture outside of my original project, The Overarching Assault Guide.

I'll assume you know the basic gist of gameplay in the various modes, so I won't be teaching or talking much about rotating, minions, tickets, etc., except in the direct context of Freya's gameplay. If you want details on general info, I invite you to check out my other guides:

Conquest Guide
Arena Guide

This is a work in progress, as it should be. I'm always open to new ideas and different approaches.

Freya's gameplay style is similar to a standard ADC Hunter, but with more roving, due to her high move speed and initiation/chase potential. With Hastened Fatalis as a core item for her, her enhanced move speed also gives her potential in a Jungler's role.

...... Strengths ......

+ High single target damage
+ Built-in AOE for wave-clear
+ High mobility/juke capabilities
+ Good sustain via lifesteal
+ Comes online fairly quickly
.... Weaknesses ....

- Squishy
- Needs good aim
- Escape ability is also her ult
- Pulse can turn minions on you
- Can be easily outpushed early

These builds focus on getting her mobility and damage online ASAP...these are mostly glass cannon builds, so you'll be relying on Hastened Fatalis' passive along with lifesteal to make you an effective boxer. Let's get our groove on.


Quick note on skill leveling: Getting Pulse up in level (but not necessarily maxed) first is suggested, specifically for minion wave-clear and all-around function, except for the Jungler role, who can use the extra damage Irradiate provides to secure kills. See skill leveling at the top of the guide for specific suggestions for each role.


Brisingamen's Blessing
Grants 15% magical lifesteal.

This is a passive you don't ever have to think about. Built in lifesteal = built in sustain. You can use Pulse on the minion wave to help keep your health up.
Skill #1:

Upon activation, her basic attacks do additional magical damage for 5 seconds. CD 11 seconds. 25% scaling.

Max this 2nd (1st for the Jungler), unless other teammates' wave-clear is superior.

Pure single target damage boost. Reliant on Pulse for ranged potential, but can be used without it if an enemy is close and isolated. Low scaling means power items have lesser effect...attack speed items have a huge effect on its damage output.

Radiation Sickness
Skill #2:

Upon activation, makes her basic attacks ranged, dealing additional magical damage for 6 seconds and slowing the target (25%) and nearby enemies. Area effect and slow is lost when Irradiate is active. CD 11 seconds. 15% scaling.

Max this 1st (2nd for the Jungler) for minion wave-clear and its multi-function capabilities.

Use by itself against a minion wave for an AOE effect and good clear. Use by itself against an enemy god to slow their retreat or to help a teammate escape. Use in combination with Irradiate for max damage potential at range. Attack speed items have a huge effect on its damage output.

Pulsing to the Beat
Skill #3:

At her ground target location, Freya "banishes" her enemies into the air for 1.5 seconds. Enemies can't be hit or take action while in the air. CD 19/18/17/16/15 seconds.

Max this last.

This can be used as an initiation, continued attack, or escape tool. The small affected area means it's slightly difficult to land consistently, but when it does, it allows you and/or teammates to close the gap or run to safety. You can use more aggressively to initiate when your main "escape" tool, Valkyrie's Discretion, is up.

The Banisher

Valkyrie's Discretion
Freya flies above the battlefield, where she fires down AOE magical damage blasts up to 4 times. She can't be hit while at full ascension, and can cancel anytime. CD 90 seconds. 30% scaling.

Level this as it becomes available.

Many players will just consider this for its offensive capabilities, which are impressive...the large AOE blasts can hit multiple enemies for good damage. However, Freya doesn't have a low CD teleport or jump, so this is the only ability she has that can get her out of some dangerous situations, such as Ares' No Escape or Odin's Ring of Spears. Use in a variety of situations.

Not So Discrete

Ability Combos

With regard to ability combos, there's really only one combo for Freya.

Regarding her other abilities, Banish is a tool used for initiation or to prevent the enemy from escaping after an initial barrage, allowing you time to re-position and engage a second time with your other abilities.

Valkyrie's Discretion is an ability that is more for finishing a kill or escaping damage.

So, this section will be talking about when and how to use...

Irradiate and Pulse

Arena Clip: Ability Combo Examples

Arena Clip: What a Sequence! (Quadra)

Conquest / Siege (ADC Build & Gameplay) + Relics

'Carry'ing a Tune

Carrying a Tune (Details & Discussion)


Relic Options

ADC Starting Process & Early Game

ADC Mid to Late Game


Support Synergies & Matchups

ADC Matchups

Conquest / Siege (Jungler Build & Gameplay)

In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle

In The Jungle (Details & Discussion)

Jungler Starting Process & Early Game

Jungler Mid to Late Game

Jungler Warding

Arena / Clash (Builds & Gameplay)

Movin' To The Groove

Movin' To The Groove (Details & Discussion)

Game Start & First Waves

Do The Minion Mambo


Threatening Tango

Late Game

Demolishing Disco

Gameplay Videos

New Season, Same Destruction (Arena: S3)

Buddies are Best (Arena: S3)

Scared for Nothing (Conquest ADC: S3)

Lore & References

Who is Freya? (aka Lore for Dummies)

Smite Builder: If you haven't seen or used it before, check out this site by EliteOwnage. Similar in purpose to KrettCalc, but with an easy-to-use interface, you can theory-build to your heart's content, and set up head-to-heads to see how your build will fare against different enemies and builds.

Some Of My Guides

If you liked this guide, check out my other ones below!

The Overarching Series

Arena Guide

Assault Guide

Conquest Guide

Individual God Guides

An Alcoholic's Chugging Guide

Pulsing to the Beat

Shifu Guan Yu:
The Battle

The Tricky Arena Assassin

Stoning the Field

Downsizing the Arena


So that's it! If you like what I've done and how I try to improve the guide, anyone is welcome to suggest a god for me to work on next...preferably a god without a solid guide...and of course, I have to own him and/or want to play him =P but I'll let you know...

Thanks for reading, and I appreciate any and all comments, suggestions, etc. Feel free to add me/invite me if you want to play!

Brandon / PC IGN: Muffinman17 / PS4 IGN: Branmuffin17


Thanks to the following people:

For helping with Conquest builds and some tips

For general Arena knowledge and in-depth help with builds / calculations

For multiple suggestions for better presentation!

For aesthetic ideas and templates to make the guide prettier

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