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Hercules OP solo and jungle guide

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Smite God: Hercules

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Purchase Order

Starter

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Boots Boots
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph

Recommended build (solo)

Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Recommended build (jungle)

Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Situational items

Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth

Start jungle

Build Item Assassin's Blessing Assassin's Blessing
Build Item Boots Boots
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Hercules's Skill Order

Driving Strike

Driving Strike

1 X
1 4 6 7 9
Earthbreaker

Earthbreaker

2 A
3 13 16 17 18
Mitigate Wounds

Mitigate Wounds

3 B
2 8 11 12 14
Excavate

Excavate

4 Y
5 10 15 19 20

Explanation of build

From what I can tell at this point in time the builds should be more focused in damage and health out of the solo lane. Not full damage, but more damage focused because of how op titans bane and obsidian shard are. The idea is that I’m going to die whether or not I get defense so I might as well deal damage before I die. The idea was from deathwalker so if that helps at all.

Starter

This is the starter because warriors blessing helps him so much from the heal to the extra defense. he also has movement and pots.

Pros / Cons

Pros
Tanky
High sustain
High damage
Average mobility
High cc
And your a real man


Cons
Hard abilities to land
Easily countered

Combos / tips n tricks

Combo is two one auto three auto ult

Always use three when on the engage

Walls are your ult best friend.

Conclusion

Hercules is a great god with great cc defense sustain and damage but lacks in very little please comment suggestions and vote for this guide

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boogiebass (34) | May 18, 2019 10:04pm
Your new Jungle build overcaps CDR. Blackthorn Hammer, Jotunn's Wrath, Ancile, and Mantle of Discord. Maybe get an alternative for Ancile, like Oni Hunter's Garb.
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boogiebass (34) | May 15, 2019 4:54pm
Ok overall i like this. Just add the stuff kriega talked about in your next update. +1
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boogiebass (34) | May 14, 2019 4:51am
Looks good though not 100% sure on the last 2 items for jg build. Kriega?
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Kriega1 (72) | May 14, 2019 12:19pm
Jungle build is fine but I would swap the item order or consider alternatives.

E.g. Warrior Tabi, Blackthorn Hammer, Void Shield, Runic Shield, Jotunn's Wrath, Mantle of Discord.

I think I would prefer Ancile over Runic Shield though.
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boogiebass (34) | May 14, 2019 12:02pm
Ok. Im liking the last 2 items more. Can someone confirm?
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gildas69 | May 14, 2019 4:35am
Would using glad should be good for solo start?
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Cooldillan (2) | May 14, 2019 9:30am
I’m slightly confused on what you mean by this.

I would say there are only 3 real starts that I would recommend is

1) Warrior’s Blessing and Boots and three Health and Mana potions
2) Warrior’s Blessing and Round Shield and two Health potions and one Mana potion
3) Round Shield and three Health potions and a Health Chalice

All three are viable but it all really depends on what you’re looking for. I’m not sure if I would do the round shield alone start on Hercules too often because he isn’t going to hit more than one or two people with an ability so rushing Gladiator’s Shield isn’t always the play. I would recommend the boots start the most but the other two are very viable just depends on the matchup and situation.
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Kriega1 (72) | May 14, 2019 12:16pm
Start 1. I would swap the pots for a health chalice.
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boogiebass (34) | May 14, 2019 9:52am
Hmm should you really get mana potions, especially since you should be getting the mana buff?
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Gulfwulf (55) | May 14, 2019 6:16am
Yes, and it's recommended. Either start with Boots or Round Shield plus Warrior's Blessing and potions. Which one you start with depends on your matchup: shield provides a bit of early defense while shoes a bit of early movement speed. Generally you want to finish boots first if your opponent has, then get shield online and buy your first real defense item.
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Gulfwulf (55) | November 4, 2018 9:03am
Wait...Herc jungles?
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Cooldillan (2) | November 5, 2018 9:36am
I mean, he can jungle I’m just putting their if you want to jungle him
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Gary169 (7) | November 4, 2018 5:43am
For first build, get breastplate 2nd instead of last. Urchin 4th item is fine.
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Cooldillan (2) | November 5, 2018 9:38am
Would you get void last then?
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Gary169 (7) | November 14, 2018 7:32am
Sorry for getting back to you so late. Heres what I would do for the first build, assuming physical opponent:

Warrior tabi
Breastplate of valor
Void shield/pestilence
  • pestilence if enemy jg is magical and ganking my lane a lot and if enemy comp requires me to build anti heal
  • void shield if magical threats are not an issue for me at the time
Hide of the urchin
Void shield/pestilence
Situational

Some situationals:
Mantle of discord
Spirit robe
Masamune
Midgardian mail
Shield of regrowth (maybe this would be more useful earlier if you are ahead of your opponent and are going to gank lanes). Not too sure about the shield of regrowth though. Maybe someone can check me on that.

Runic shield is such a lack luster item right now. Reducing an enemy's magical power will not be as beneficial to your team, since it is the magical penetration that your team mates gotta watch out for. Someone correct me if i am wrong here.
I can see runic shield being beneficial if your support builds heartward (and maybe gauntlet of thebes too). Again, maybe someone can check me on the usefulness of runic shield.
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tokarev | August 5, 2018 1:01pm
why stone of gaia? I would think there are better alternatives.
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Gulfwulf (55) | August 5, 2018 8:07pm
I agree. While Stone of Gaia was great on him, it was hit with too many "adjustments" (read nerfs) for it to really be viable anymore. I would replace it with either a team aura item like Pestilence or a protection item/ Masamune. Solo: Warrior's Blessing plus potions. Then Warrior Tabi; Gladiator's Shield or Ancile depending upon my lane foe; Breastplate of Valor or Genji's Guard depending upon what type of protection I need more of; situational. I would replace the shield late with a situational like Hide of the Nemean Lion or Spirit Robe. Hercules has plenty of sustain with Mitigate Wounds and buying Gaia is just asking the enemy team to build a lot of anti-healing. Don't buy gaia unless you're playing assault and you're not the main tank.
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tokarev | August 8, 2018 12:04am
nice explanation! thanks!
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DeathclawDisco | June 23, 2017 2:57am
Nice Job!
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Tenacious Denk | March 1, 2017 6:08am
Why did you not put shield of regrowth?
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Cooldillan (2) | March 3, 2017 11:12am
To be quite honest you can and it would be good I don't because it doesn't give any defense
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