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Harp > Dubstep (Apollo-Adc-S3)

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by DucksRock updated July 8, 2016

Smite God: Apollo

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Apollo Build


Build Item Death's Toll Death's Toll
Build Item Spiked Gauntlet Spiked Gauntlet
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Full Build (Sell Death's Toll for wind demon, sell Ichi for DB )

Build Item Death's Toll Death's Toll
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater
Build Item Ichaival Ichaival
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Wind Demon Wind Demon
Build Item Deathbringer Deathbringer


Build Item Frenzy Frenzy
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Phantom Veil Phantom Veil

Apollo's Skill Order

So Beautiful

1 X Y
So Beautiful
1 4 6 7 10


2 A B
3 8 11 12 13

The Moves

3 B A
The Moves
2 15 16 18 19

Across The Sky

4 Y X
Across The Sky
5 9 14 17 20
So Beautiful
1 4 6 7 10

So Beautiful

1 X
Apollo strums a single cord on his lyre. It's so beautiful it hurts, and all enemies in a long range line take damage.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 90 / 150 / 210 / 270 / 330 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 11s
3 8 11 12 13


2 A
Apollo uses his amazing voice to mesmerize all nearby enemies and bolster himself with additional physical protection. Any damage done breaks the effect.

Ability Type: Area
Mesmerize Duration: 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2.0s
Physical Protection: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30
Buff Lifetime: 5s
Radius: 20
Cost: 75
Cooldown: 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 / 13s
The Moves
2 15 16 18 19

The Moves

3 B
Apollo runs forward and slides on his knees, dealing damage, knocking aside all enemies and adding a stack of Audacity for each enemy hit. At the end of the slide, the movement speed is decreased for enemies and increased for himself and allies.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 / 250 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Movement Speed Buff/Debuff: 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20%
Buff Duration: 3s
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 15s
Across The Sky
5 9 14 17 20

Across The Sky

4 Y
Apollo rides his chariot across the sky, choosing when to land, dealing damage every .2s for .8s as he lands. Enemies hit by the last tick of the landing will also be knocked up.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage Per Tick: 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+30% of your Physical Power)
Damage (Max): 280 / 380 / 480 / 580 / 680 (+160% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 10 + 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 per second
Cooldown: 110s


Apollo is the best musician in all of the Mobas ever, Ha, Take that stupid Sona!

Apollo is an amazing adc, not too hard to learn and has a very fun kit all around, His farm is amazing with Across The Sky which is basically a teleport, He has a ton of options in his kit with multiple uses for most abilities (**** You So Beautiful for ruining the overloadness :( )

But, apolo is a mana *****. He basically spends mana faster than you'll get angry from all the bad puns, which is FAST, He relies on his basics so much and his ult has such an annoying channel duration.

So let's get into what is Apollo,White Ginger Kanye West The god of Music! I hope you enjoy the guide.


"I Like Crit Unicorns"- By Apollo

Song Breakdown

Cheeze Crit Builds 4 Lyfe, Song by Apollo, Lyrics by Apollo

Song Breakdown




Nope, Not A Meme At All

So Beautiful

Gods, Goddesses, Don't Fight, Apollo Is Available For Both Genders


I Is Rockstar!

The Moves

Lead Me To The Teamfight, And Ii'l Lead You To The Bedroom ;)

Across The Sky


General Gameplay Tips

General Gameplay

Early Game

Early Game

Mid - Late

Mid To Late

Teamfight Tips



In conclusion, Apollo is a great and viable adc that shines in the late game, but has a bit worse early, he also is one of the best boxers in the game, so use that to your advantage and i hope you can find some success when playing him.

Upcoming guides (The closer it is, the less vauge it will be )

Bird is the word!

Praise ________, your lord and savior!

The guide Prism's been waiting for.]

See ya soon!


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nikvundle (3) | September 20, 2016 10:37am
This is one of the Weirdest Guides i've ever read...but it's awesome, looking forward to test the Builds and play more Apollo, Nice job in this one !! Up-vote !!
Drakonasx | August 25, 2016 11:26am
Awesome guide. Was going to learn him, thanks for the tips and build. Also, is transcendence a good idea for him when he has such awful clear? He needs the mana and power, Transcendence will cover that.
Papa Murmz (16) | August 23, 2016 8:41am
I've been seeing people build Apollo in 3.15 a bit something like this

Death's Toll
Warrior Tabi
Poisoned Star
Sell Death's Toll & replace it with Wind Demon

Do you find this a viable build? Because nearly every Apollo ADC I've played with or against since Patch 3.15 has been building this exact build.
DucksRock (41) | August 23, 2016 10:03am
sorry, my guide isnt updated because i recently took a long break from smite for overwatch.

but there's a couple of problems with that build.

1) dont keep ichi. it's an early game boxing item, replace it with exe.

2) Poisoned Star is an overkill on Apollo, a hunter who probably has the best boxing utility in the entire game.

3) the lack of qin's makes this worse since qin's is a direct counter to all health items ever and it deals more consistent damage.

so your build this patch should look like this:

Death's Toll
Warrior Tabi
The Executioner
Qin's Sais
(sell Death's Toll) Wind Demon
(sell Ichaival) Deathbringer.
Branmuffin17 (365) | August 25, 2016 11:56am
Wait Ducks, wouldn't it be...

Death's Toll
Warrior Tabi
Qin's Sais
Wind Demon
sell DT Deathbringer
sell Ichaival The Executioner

(and finally...if preferred and you get that far in the match, sell Warrior Tabi for Ninja Tabi)

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Papa Murmz (16) | August 23, 2016 10:09am
Thank for the guidance. I've been meaning to try Apollo but, I had no idea of what items where effective of him! Thanks!
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DucksRock (41) | June 20, 2016 3:09am
Guide updated. removed Titan's Bane from the general crit build because after trying it out for a long time, i found that i personally have trouble boxing until my passive comes up with it, thus, i also gave NME PandaCat's build which includes titan's, for those wanting to have Titan's Bane in their builds.
DucksRock (41) | June 20, 2016 8:26am
also, here's a comment i found on reddit that describe why i overcap on Apollo:
Doesn't mean it isn't worth overcapping. Esp. on Apollo. Itemisation means the damage in passive will generally be higher with lower AS, but remember that your passive triggers from auto's hit, so a higher non-passive attack speed = shorter time between passive bursts.

Apollo's average AS at 20 with no AS is 1.58, so assuming you hit each auto it's 9.5 seconds for 10 autos + 5 passive autos OR 7.9 seconds between procs
Apollo's average AS with 1.56 AS is 1.87 over 8 seconds (6.4 secs between procs)
Apollo's average AS with 2.08 AS* is 2.22 over 6.7 seconds (4.8 secs between procs)
Apollo's average AS with overcapped AS is 2.5, passive doesn't do anything (except finger pew pew) and just 6 seconds for those 15 autos
*Emilitoo's Apollo build in the Smite Masters tournament was 2.08AS before passive. (GBow, Boots, Soul Eater, Qins, Titans, Obow)

just something to think about.

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CakeSlapping (29) | May 27, 2016 11:44am
Smite might be Teen rated, but community interaction is not.

The 'douchebag vibe' is fine, as long is it doesn't detract from the information being given in the guide. It's just a few little quips here and there, not as if it's completely vulgar.
Makes the guide more fun to read.
DucksRock (41) | May 27, 2016 12:07pm

thanks cake, that comment was incredibly accurate.
DucksRock (41) | May 26, 2016 8:44pm
Technotoad64 wrote:
Can you lay off all the "*****", "****", and "Ii'l Lead You To The Bedroom ;)"?
I know that's just your style, but it kind of bothers me. Smite is rated T, not M. If you don't want to, that's fine, but please consider cleaning up your language. There might be kids reading.


idk. iil have to think about it, it kinda ruins the douchebag Apollo vibe of the guide...

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Branmuffin17 (365) | May 26, 2016 4:19pm
@Bullfrog - DO IT! (LOL I actually thought about threatening to do just that!)

@Ducks - Rock on. +1
Bullfrog323 (27) | May 26, 2016 4:00pm
So, we copy-paste the whole conversation here right ?

Nah seriously, good job on this guide.
The penetration question would still remain on the second build though.
DucksRock (41) | May 26, 2016 2:26pm
Done. vote again.
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