Hachiman is the man
October 11, 2017
Full Build here is powerful af and works incredibly well. Further reading if you want but not much useful information (if ya already know Smite a lot and played Hachiman few games and got used to him).
Edit patch 4.19
I've just simplify this quick guide here for new patch. They did some minor changes on Hachiman, buffing the 1 (arrows scaling) but decreasing the damage I think just a lil' bit and other minor changes (ult dmg scale). This is neither a nerf or a buff, just some tuning balances and it's alright. But, they did buffed The Crusher quite a bit (increase attack speed from 15% to 20%). I had already include The Crusher in my Hachiman builds and I knew it would be a good item on him but it wasn't quite efficient enough (Qinn's or even Titan's or Jotunn's maybe were as good or better) but now I can confirm without any doubt that The Crusher is for sure the way to go and will be a standard build on Hachiman.
Intro and playstyle
Hi guys. So here's some builds examples for Hachiman, the new God. I haven't played a lot of hunters lately because I was bored with their playstyle, had played a lot of hunters while I start playing the game a few years ago but Hachiman has an interesting kit. It is simple, easy to play, straight forward but it has a more ganking assassin-like playstyle. With his 3, you can stun an enemy God, than throw your 2 right there and beneficit from the attack speed increase. And if he escapes, you can finish him with your 1 or ult. So he can be more agressive than some other hunters, in a way, even though you won't hit the stun all the time. It is challenging and it's fine this way. His ult is also a CC immunity and a slow, so that's really conveniant. You can either attack with it, escape with it or secure kills. Don't hesitate to use your ult for team attacks, to slow ennemies so your team can secure kills. Not a hard CC ability but the slow is high (scaling from 25 to 45%) and lasts 1.5s. Powerful ult there.
For what I've been experimenting, Wind Demon and The Crusher are really the key here. Obviously a little bit of cooldown is fun on Hachiman because his cooldown on his 2 is kinda high. Also the pen is a must with crit. For boxing potential, Devourer's Gauntlets and The Executioner are a the way to go obviously.
So you should max his 2 first as it is his clear and most powerful ability and his 1 second. Put only one point in his 3 and then max it last. Put points in ult when possible.
There's a bunch of other items that could be interesting to try on Hachiman but from few games I played in Arena, the build I provided here works best. Anyways, have fun guys and remember, comments are appreciated. Thanks for reading.