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Hasta La Vista, Baby: Hercules Solo and Support (S8.5)

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by Big Damage updated May 23, 2021

Smite God: Hercules

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Hercules Build

Main Build

Notes This is your standard Hercules Solo build. Purchase Bumba's Hammer late game or an alternative, such as Sundering Axe.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick.

Late game swap Breastplate of Valor for Pridwen.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Notes

This is your standard Hercules Solo build. Purchase Bumba's Hammer late game or an alternative, such as Sundering Axe.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick.

Late game swap Breastplate of Valor for Pridwen.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Bumba's Hammer Bumba's Hammer
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Start 1 (Upgraded Starter)

Notes Standard start for an upgraded starter item at level 20. Start by clearing your blue alone and going to lane, once you have 700G to get Warrior Tabi teleport and get them ASAP. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Notes

Standard start for an upgraded starter item at level 20. Start by clearing your blue alone and going to lane, once you have 700G to get Warrior Tabi teleport and get them ASAP. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Build Item Combat Boots Combat Boots
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
4
Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph

Start 2 (Bluestone)

Notes Standard Bluestone Pendant start. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.a

Notes

Standard Bluestone Pendant start. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.a

Build Item Bluestone Pendant Bluestone Pendant
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
4

Start 3 (Antiheal)

Notes Standard Tainted Steel start. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Notes

Standard Tainted Steel start. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Build Item Tainted Steel Tainted Steel
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
4

Build 1 (Magical Opponent)

Notes Purchase Bumba's Hammer late game or an alternative, such as Sundering Axe.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Notes

Purchase Bumba's Hammer late game or an alternative, such as Sundering Axe.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Bumba's Hammer Bumba's Hammer
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Build 2 (Bluestone)

Notes Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick.

Late game swap Breastplate of Valor for Pridwen.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Notes

Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick.

Late game swap Breastplate of Valor for Pridwen.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Build 3 (Antiheal)

Notes Upgrade Tainted Breastplate from Tainted Steel at level 20.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick.

Late game swap Breastplate of Valor for Pridwen.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Notes

Upgrade Tainted Breastplate from Tainted Steel at level 20.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick.

Late game swap Breastplate of Valor for Pridwen.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Build Item Tainted Breastplate Tainted Breastplate
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Defence Options

Notes These are all alternative or situational defence items that can work on Hercules to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all alternative or situational defence items that can work on Hercules to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Caduceus Shield Caduceus Shield
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Mail of Renewal Mail of Renewal
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade

Offence Options

Notes These are all alternative or situational damage items that can work on Hercules to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all alternative or situational damage items that can work on Hercules to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield

Relic Options

Notes These are all of the relics that can work on Hercules to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

Blink Rune and Sundering Spear are the main two that you will be picking up, the others do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all of the relics that can work on Hercules to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

Blink Rune and Sundering Spear are the main two that you will be picking up, the others do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Sundering Spear Sundering Spear
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Hercules's Skill Order

Driving Strike

1 X Y
Driving Strike
1 3 6 7 9

Earthbreaker

2 A B
Earthbreaker
2 15 16 18 19

Mitigate Wounds

3 B A
Mitigate Wounds
4 8 11 12 14

Excavate

4 Y X
Excavate
5 10 13 17 20
Driving Strike
1 3 6 7 9

Driving Strike

1 X
Hercules delivers a mighty strike, driving all enemies back, damaging and stunning them. Hercules is immune to knockback during the dash.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 85 / 155 / 225 / 295 / 365 (+90% of your Physical Power)
Stun: 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 14s
Earthbreaker
2 15 16 18 19

Earthbreaker

2 A
Hercules smashes the ground, sending a shockwave forward that does damage to all enemies in the path. Enemies at the end of the shockwave are thrown into the air towards Hercules.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 90 / 140 / 190 / 240 / 290 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 14s
Mitigate Wounds
4 8 11 12 14

Mitigate Wounds

3 B
Hercules heals himself instantly and gains increased Magical and Physical Protections for the next 4s. A percentage of the damage taken during this time is returned to him as an additional heal that at the end of the duration.

Ability Type: Buff
Initial Heal: 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220
Damage Returned as Healing: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%
Protections Buff: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 17s
Excavate
5 10 13 17 20

Excavate

4 Y
Hercules rips a huge boulder from the ground. Throwing the boulder does damage where the boulder lands. The boulder continues rolling, doing the same damage to all enemies in its path. Subsequent hits on the same enemy do 50% less damage per hit. Hercules is immune to crowd control while casting.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 300 / 425 / 550 / 675 / 800 (+100% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 15
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90 / 85 / 80 / 75 / 70s

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