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Fun Cernunnos Support Build

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by VinyDMD updated August 10, 2021

Smite God: Cernunnos

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Build Summary

Starter Items

Build Item Benevolence Benevolence
Build Item Cudgel Cudgel
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion

Full Build

Build Item Heroism Heroism
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade

Cernunnos's Skill Order

Shifter of Seasons

1 X Y
Shifter of Seasons
4 8 11 12 14

Bramble Blast

2 A B
Bramble Blast
1 3 6 7 10

Horn Charge

3 B A
Horn Charge
2 15 16 18 19

The Wild Hunt

4 Y X
The Wild Hunt
5 9 13 17 20
Shifter of Seasons
4 8 11 12 14

Shifter of Seasons

1 X
Cernunnos imbues his glaive with the power of the 4 seasons. Activating this ability rotates him through 4 different bonuses to his basic attacks.

Spring Growth: Bonus Physical Lifesteal
Summer Heat: Bonus Damage
Autumn Decay: Debuff for 10s
Winter Chill: Slows for 1.4s

Ability Type: Buff
Spring Growth: 6 / 8.25 / 10.5 / 12.75 / 15% Physical Lifesteal
Summer Heat: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+8% of your Physical Power)
Autumn Decay: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Reduced Physical Protections
Winter Chill: 9 / 10.5 / 12 / 13.5 / 15% Slow
Cost: None
Cooldown: 0s
Bramble Blast
1 3 6 7 10

Bramble Blast

2 A
Cernunnos fires a bramble forward in a line that roots and cripples a single enemy hit. Upon hitting an enemy, wall, or reaching max range it will explode dealing damage and spawning an area of brambles at the location. This area deals damage every .5s and persists for 5s.

Ability Type: Circle, Crowd Control, Damage
Damage: 55 / 90 / 125 / 160 / 195 (+75% of your Physical Power)
Root/Cripple Duration: 1s
Area Damage: 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 / 24 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 15s
Horn Charge
2 15 16 18 19

Horn Charge

3 B
Cernunnos charges forward, damaging and crashing through all types of enemies.

Ability Type: Dash, Damage
Damage: 70 / 125 / 180 / 235 / 290 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Range: 55
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 / 13s
The Wild Hunt
5 9 13 17 20

The Wild Hunt

4 Y
Cernunnos selects an area where The Wild Hunt will begin. After a 1s delay, enemies in the area will be damaged and Polymorphed into wild boars. Polymorphed targets are silenced, disarmed and slowed. Polymorph is not affected by diminishing returns.

Damage: 200 / 250 / 300 / 350 / 400 (+90% of your Physical Power)
Polymorph Duration: 1.5s
Slow: 20%
Radius: 25
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Cernunnos Threats

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Cernunnos Synergies

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Extended Build


Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

What does Cern support do?

What is Cernonnus Support?

Cern is, in my opinion, one of the only hunters that can actually perform decently in the Support role, he has OK CC and enough peal to not render him useless as the game goes on, along with building Animosity, he can still do some damage whilst having tankiness.

You're going to be slowing people down and immobilising threats for your team to follow up on whilst still being able to deal damage to secure kills or set up kills for your teammates.

How does the build work?

With this strategy, you're relying on two core features:
    - Cern's inbuilt slow in Winter Chill,
    - Frostbound Hammer's slow on basic attacks.

Once you build Frostbound Hammer, you're going to see the effect of the stacked slow, really helping your carry get some aggressive and punishing offensive play by slowing down their assault.
It's a pretty easy concept to understand for someone who wants to play hunters in support, slow and CC aggression whilst still being able to deal damage as you're not offering the best frontline for your team.

Obviously, there are pros and cons for this kind of build:

- Early game pressure after an item or two.
- Ability to make fast rotations.
- Objective secure/damage if your carries are dead.
- Good teamfight ult and abilities.
- Good boxing.

- Inability to tank early.
- Doesn't scale as well as other picks.
- Doesn't specialise in anything, lacking consistency.
- Power-spikes peak early and slowly fall in value.- Becomes redundant if the core items are nerfed.

And if you are willing to risk the high cons, this kind of support is a fun type of playstyle to play in casual mode!

Unfortunately, Cern support isn't my greatest forté, but I thought I'd post a fun build I made. If you have any better builds, let me know in the discussion as playing hunters in support has always been a blast to me.

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Ahimenes | November 24, 2021 6:30pm
It isnt fun build if more than 2/3 of gods is a threat. Support dont must fear everyone.
AmoralOne (11) | August 13, 2021 6:28am
I would add The Executioner somewhere in this build (fairly early) probs build it over Shogun's Kusari and just skip out on building Sovereignty

Executioner has a great passive, and you wouldnt want to miss out on that!
Branmuffin17 (395) | August 13, 2021 9:18am
That's a good suggestion. Though while the bow build is currently most popular and Exe has seen less use, if the ADC plans to get Exe, then I'd back out of it for Cern.

One other thing in the writeup that would be good to talk about would be starting in autumn stance, applying the debuff then moving to winter.
Branmuffin17 (395) | August 12, 2021 9:12am
I can attest to supp Cern w/ Frost being a fun diversion in a full party for casual use, and I think your writeup addresses pros / cons pretty well (though I don't agree with his kit having good teamfight abilities outside of his ult).

This build is balanced properly to provide utility (prot auras, AS aura that also benefits this build, anti-heal) and reasonable tankiness. Frost getting a nerf in the next patch is going to hurt this a bit though.
VinyDMD | August 13, 2021 10:15am
A sad, but deserving nerf to say the least and thanks for the positive feedback! :)

When I said that he has teamfight in his kit, I was more specifying about what he can do to offer follow up; his 2 roots and disincentives the enemy from crossing it, which can force them into a choke, his ult is good for obvious reasons, and of course frostbound stacking with his passive is good if you want to spread slow around like wildfire.
Overall, I'd argue he's one of the best ADC supports along with the likes of Anhur and Danza.
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