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Hera Mid Build by GeneralFear

68 5 136,473
9.8
by GeneralFear updated April 17, 2021

Smite God: Hera

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Hera Build

Level 1 Start

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Magic Focus Magic Focus
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Standard Full Damage Build

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

2nd Build Option

Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Optional Items

Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell

REALLY BAD!

Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation
Build Item Lono's Mask Lono's Mask
Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius
Build Item Breastplate of Regrowth Breastplate of Regrowth
Build Item Bracer of Radiance Bracer of Radiance
Build Item Cloak of Meditation Cloak of Meditation
Build Item Teleport Fragment Teleport Fragment
Build Item Sundering Spear Sundering Spear

Hera's Skill Order

Royal Assault

1 X Y
Royal Assault
1 4 6 7 10

Polymorph

2 A B
Polymorph
2 8 11 12 14

Divine Shroud

3 B A
Divine Shroud
3 15 16 18 19

Argus, the Defender

4 Y X
Argus, the Defender
5 9 13 17 20
Royal Assault
1 4 6 7 10

Royal Assault

1 X
Hera damages enemies in a cone in front of her before opening a portal for Argus to attack through. Enemy minions hit by this cone are knocked into Argus' path. Argus then slams his fists at the target location dealing heavy damage. If both of his fists connects with an enemy, it deals 15% extra damage.

Ability Type: AoE
Cone Damage: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Fist Damage: 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Range: 50
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
Cooldown: 10s
Polymorph
2 8 11 12 14

Polymorph

2 A
Hera weaves magic in front of her before sending it out. Enemies hit by this ability take damage. If this ability hits a god it causes their form to shift into a monster.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 90 / 135 / 180 / 225 / 270 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Polymorph Duration: 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2s
Slow: 20%
Range: 80
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 14s
Divine Shroud
3 15 16 18 19

Divine Shroud

3 B
Hera shrouds herself in her divine power, granting her a shield from damage and temporary movement speed that lasts as long as the shield remains.

If Argus is active, Argus shines with the same Divine power as Hera, causing him to deal radiant damage and move at an increased rate.

Ability Type: Shield and Buff
Shield Health: 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 / 250 +17 per Hera's Level
Shield Duration: 5s
Movement Speed: 15%
Argus Aura Damage: 7 / 11 / 15 / 19 / 23 (+7.5% of your Magical Power)
Argus Speed: 50%
Cost: 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65
Cooldown: 16s
Argus, the Defender
5 9 13 17 20

Argus, the Defender

4 Y
Hera brings Argus crashing down at a location, damaging and knocking up enemies. On landing Argus will attack the nearest target. Hera can control where Argus moves through refiring this ability onto an enemy or if he has a target, to recall him. While recalled Argus will defend Hera and attack anyone that gets close. Argus has a hit chain that starts with a normal basic attack, into a ground circle AoE slowing enemies by 20% for 1.5s, into a line attack.

Ability Type: AoE
Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+55% of your Magical Power)
Argus Lifetime: 40s
Argus Health: 700 / 1400 / 2100 / 2800 / 3500
Argus Protections: 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65
Argus Movement Speed: 440 / 455 / 470 / 485 / 500
Radius: 20
Cost: 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100
Cooldown: 90s

Hera Threats

Tap each threat level to view Hera’s threats

Max
6
Major
2
Even
2
Minor
4
Tiny
3

How to play Hera in a few words.

Hera is a scary mid laner and one of the quickest mages to 100 to 0 in she pleases. However if Hera is out of place and in the wrong place at the wrong time she can die just as quick. The best thing to do in the early game is to clear the minions and try to poke the enemy mid laner with Hera's second ability Polymorph. Polymorph is maybe the 1st or 2nd best mage CC which isn't an ultimate and can travel so far. This is ability should be abused as a poke to lower the HP of the enemy mid laner so then later on you can go for the full combo and kill him or her. Sometimes not getting the kill is okay, this will mean they will be scared to walk around the jungle or maybe making them head back to base. If so they can lose a bunch of gold/Xp then better the odds for you and the jungle. Lastly always ward and use Divine Shroud more for Argus other then using it as a way to walk around.

For all Aphrodite mains!, if you are looking to get better feel free to join my streams and Our Discord. If you are not a Aphrodite main you're still welcome to join us
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/generalfear
Aphrodite Discord Server: https://discord.gg/8DZ7QH8
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