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Hercules (S9 Conquest Support)

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5.9
by AmoralOne updated January 21, 2022

Smite God: Hercules

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Hercules Build

Standard Build

Notes For Hercules we are playing this god for pressure. Nothing yells pressure like Blink. For actives Start with Blink Rune, and then get either a team fight active, or Sundering Spear

If you need more CCR, and miti you can swap Mantle of Discord for Spirit Robe

Notes

For Hercules we are playing this god for pressure. Nothing yells pressure like Blink. For actives Start with Blink Rune, and then get either a team fight active, or Sundering Spear

If you need more CCR, and miti you can swap Mantle of Discord for Spirit Robe

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth
Build Item Amulet of the Stronghold Amulet of the Stronghold
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Scorching Blink Rune Scorching Blink Rune
Build Item Belt of the Berserker Belt of the Berserker

Amoral's Test Build

Notes For Hercules we are playing this god for pressure. Nothing yells pressure like Blink. For actives Start with Blink Rune, and then get either a team fight active, or Sundering Spear

If you need more CCR, and miti you can swap Mantle of Discord for Spirit Robe

Notes

For Hercules we are playing this god for pressure. Nothing yells pressure like Blink. For actives Start with Blink Rune, and then get either a team fight active, or Sundering Spear

If you need more CCR, and miti you can swap Mantle of Discord for Spirit Robe

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Scorching Blink Rune Scorching Blink Rune
Build Item Belt of the Berserker Belt of the Berserker

Situational Items

Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Caduceus Shield Caduceus Shield
Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope

Situational Relics

Build Item Temporal Beads Temporal Beads
Build Item Hastened Wings Hastened Wings
Build Item Blighted Ankh Blighted Ankh
Build Item Phantom Shell Phantom Shell

Hercules's Skill Order

Driving Strike

1 X Y
Driving Strike
2 4 6 7 9

Earthbreaker

2 A B
Earthbreaker
1 15 16 18 19

Mitigate Wounds

3 B A
Mitigate Wounds
3 8 10 11 12

Excavate

4 Y X
Excavate
5 13 14 17 20
Driving Strike
2 4 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
1 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
3 8 10 11 12

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 13 14 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

Hercules Threats

Tap each threat level to view Hercules’s threats

Max
0
Major
0
Even
3
Minor
0
Tiny
0

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Hercules The Man / The God / The Demigod

Hercules is not a well known support to new players. Most people just assume if you are a warrior you go into Solo lane, or if you are a Guardian you go into the support role. Well not this guy, Hercules is a really good support when you are picking for pressure. He does take some skill to get good, a lot of what makes Hercules so strong is his combo. When using his 2-1 Earthbreaker Driving Strike combo he is able to lift anyone he hits with his 2 into the air, and then use his 1 to push them in whatever direction he is looking. This is a very strong tool used for displacement, not to mention he does have a lot of solo kill potential that a lot of supports do not have. Using Hercules third ability Mitigate Wounds before taking damage is the most optimal time. This skill gives you instant healing, and then a heal after a few seconds for a percentage of your health lost. You also gain protections when using this skill. The final ability Excavate is his ult. This is a giant boulder that you rip out of the ground. This can be used to either flatten your enemy, or can be used to bounce off walls for extra flare.

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1
Kriega1 (130) | June 2, 2021 12:32pm
Add Cad Shield to situational.
1
AmoralOne (8) | June 2, 2021 12:33pm
Done
1
sorasin | June 2, 2021 11:31am
hi what kind of starting and late game consumables do you recommend on this build? thanks!
1
AmoralOne (8) | June 2, 2021 12:12pm
For your start go - Starter - T1 Boots - Hand of the Gods - Chalice of Healing

After that you will buy wards throughout the entire game, basically after you buy boots, and your item try and always walk out of base with a Sentry Ward, and 1-2 Wards

Late game I would KEEP your tank boots, and buy a 3k defensive pot! You can also purchase the 500 pot for the extra 10% CD
2
Big Damage (34) | February 15, 2021 6:27am
Looks great I would suggest Spirit Robe on him in support instead of Mantle of Discord. He uses the 15% mitigation way better with his play style than an extra 20 prots and the passive.

If you're running in popping your 3 for 60 prots and a heal 15% mitigations if you're CC'd feels nuts.
1
AmoralOne (8) | February 15, 2021 6:29am
For sure! I had that in the notes as well, unlucky I cant make it easier to notice, maybe ill add a *read the notes* icon or something lmao

I personally build Spirit Robe, but I know a lot of people end up face tanking more dmg abilities than they should so I put the extra prot item in the their instead of the Spirit Robe :D
1
Big Damage (34) | February 15, 2021 9:17am
Ah yeah sorry I was looking on my phone and only check the notes of the Sentinel's build. I see now it's under the notes of the aggressive one.
2
Didacted (5) | February 14, 2021 5:10pm
Best Herc guide out there
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