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Hishoku no Sora: Amaterasu Guide (S7)

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Smite God: Amaterasu

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Purchase Order

Final Build Notes Swap Berserker's Shield for Breastplate of Valor

Swap Ninja Tabi for Mantle of Discord after getting Elixir of Speed.

Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer

Starter Notes Warrior's Blessing can be swapped out for Mage's Blessing if you want to focus on her abilities.

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion

Core

Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Additional

Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Situational

Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Runic Shield Runic Shield
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth

Relics

Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy

Amaterasu's Skill Order

Divine Presence

Divine Presence

1 X
2 8 11 12 14
Heavenly Reflection

Heavenly Reflection

2 A
1 3 6 7 10
Glorious Charge

Glorious Charge

3 B
4 15 16 18 19
Dazzling Offensive

Dazzling Offensive

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20

My Introduction

Kon'nichiwa, Stuke here for a new guide. This is a guide for the first Japanese Goddess and the first god of Season 3. I introduce Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami, also known as Amaterasu for short, and she brings the power from the Land of the Rising Sun with her.
Note: you don't have to follow this guide to the smallest detail, these are suggestions on how to play Amaterasu. I encourage you to look at the comment section below and see other suggestions.

Who is Amaterasu?


Amaterasu is a Physical, Melee, Warrior that excels at being in the thick of it with her amazing control and utility. With the right build, set-up, and positioning Amaterasu can be a dominating force in the match.

Pros / Cons


Pros
  • High Single and Area Damage
  • High Sustain
  • Stance Change
  • Old Guan Yu Ultimate

Cons
  • Moderate Early Game (Not Good but not Bad Either)
  • Cleanse hurt her badly
  • Wrong Stance = Death

Abilities

After three successful hits on a single enemy god, that target gets a debuff that makes it easy for you and your allies to do more damage to that target and all enemies that are near them for a short duration if you keep hitting them.
This is Amaterasu’s Stance Swap and healing ability. Every time this ability is activated you get HoT, Healing over Time, plus something a little more. In Benevolence Stance you gain additional movement speed, while in Valor stance you get additional Physical Power. Since this ability is an Aura as well, your teammates get these benefits as well if they are close to her making some interesting team fights.
Your shield and clearing ability. When you activate this ability, you gain a shield that mitigates any damage you take for the duration and when the duration is up it fires a projectile. Now, this is where the ability becomes interesting after you give or taking damage, it charges the mirror and charging the mirror will increase the amount of damage the projectile does. You can also fire the projectile early by pressing the ability button again.
Your dash and silence. Amaterasu charges forward passing through any minion but stopping at the first enemy god she hit and silencing them for a duration. This can be a good initiation tool or escape if no one gets in the way when you try to escape.
A very beautiful and old ultimate for those who were around since the beta and when Guan Yu was a guardian. Amaterasu jumps and slashes three times dealing damage to whoever is in the cone of the attack. On the first strike it deals damage, on the second the damage is amplified, and on the third strike, the enemy is stunned for a couple of seconds.
Note: the combo will break if you miss or they manage to get out of the cone, so the stun or amped damage will not go off if they are out of it.

Items to Consider

What makes Amaterasu interesting is that she has this half and half support/solo playstyle even when she is better in the solo role for being able to pump out a massive amount of damage Late Game. Aura and ability damage is the best way to play her, and like most warriors get some protection too. Here is a selection of items that can synergize with Amaterasu that could be a nice addition to your build.

Due to Ama's hybrid playstyle, items that benefit from your basic attacks work great with her. Benevolent stance, plus this item, and in combination with her passive will offer a large amount of damage if you're able to continue the harassment during a fight.
Ama is already fast with boots and fully upgrades Divine Presence but if you want to go faster than this would be the way to go. Want to make a quick escape or ambush enemies while they least expect it, then just pop your 1 and watch as you gain a significant speed boost (best used when switching to Benevolence stance).

Tips, Tricks, & Combos

  • Aura is Your Greatest Weapon
    The benefits you give with Divine Presence can be what makes or breaks a fight or rotation.
  • Glorious Charge Everything
    If you're going against a god with a channeled ability like Thor or Anubis, you can use this ability to stop the channeling of that ability and force them to use another move, resort to auto attacks, or more simply run away if they haven't used up their escape because it's also silenced.
  • Stand Switch at the Right Time
    Being in the right stand can be the difference between kill or death, knowing which stand you need to be in at that moment and knowing how much time until you can switch it up again is the biggest factor to everyone on the team, not just Ama.

Amaterasu has very few combos due to her ability to dish out a good number of damage from her basic attacks. So here are some ideas on how to them in combination.
While Heavenly Relection is charging, use your basic attacks to speed up to deal out more damage. If possible, use Gloruous Charge to get closer to them.
Ultimate Combo
This combo works best as an engagement set up as the last hit on your ult will stun which gives you a window of opportunity to hit them with your fully charged 2.

Stages of the Game

Early Game
Amaterasu's Early Game is not the best as the sustain from her stance change will only heal for so much and her damage would be weak as well, but she can manage with her Heavenly Reflection and Glorious Charge to clear the lane. It's not the best clear but it's good for what she has.
Middle Game
This is when things start to change for Ama, she will now be bringing the damage and has the power to take down towers as you start to level up your stance ability.
Late Game
This is where Amaterasu becomes a serious threat. Her damage, passive auras, protections, and CC skyrocket as she now becomes the Hyper-Carry.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Amaterasu is a dangerous goddess in the warrior roster and could probably leave Bellona shaking in her Roman Sandals. Being a great supportive character or an amazing bruiser almost perfectly can make for an intense game. Also remember to keep in mind your stance, your ability cooldown, and to amount you can take, and you'll let the rising sun shine down on all at the Battlefield of the Gods.

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Big damage (2) | February 1, 2020 5:19pm
Hey Stuke just letting you know that because they nerfed Guardians blessing you can't play passively anymore as mentioned in the starter notes. The blessing only works around an allied god.
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Stuke99 (50) | February 1, 2020 6:58pm
Fixed it.
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Kriega1 (107) | July 23, 2019 4:00am
Could it just be better to rush Blackthorn on Ama, and don't get Glad Shield? I mean she only will get the proc from her 2/3 outside of the ult, and you don't always want to use the 3 aggresively otherwise it's an easy gank.
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Stuke99 (50) | July 23, 2019 5:58am
Honestly, yeah.
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Kriega1 (107) | May 30, 2019 1:44am
Why get glad Shield over beserkers on Ama solo? Beserkers is much better for sustain and she doesen’t have the best cooldowns to abuse glad Shield.
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Stuke99 (50) | May 30, 2019 1:43pm
I feel like I should include an Auto-Attack build as well given how Ama is hybrid.
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Maerlot | April 12, 2019 2:43pm
Thank you for updating the guide! Very useful.
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Stuke99 (50) | April 13, 2019 5:09am
You're welcome.
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SushiCat69 | March 5, 2018 7:25am
Hey! I was wondering the build order and the ability sequence for Ama. Nonetheless it’s a great guide full of detail.
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TheGreatGC260 | December 14, 2017 5:32am
What is the ability sequence for this build?
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Stuke99 (50) | December 14, 2017 6:45am
I'll fix it in the future with the rest of my guides.
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Maerlot | April 12, 2019 2:48pm
Many thanks!
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Charliezard | August 12, 2017 4:29pm
How come all of the item purchase order is missing and it's the same with Cu Chulainn as well.
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Stuke99 (50) | August 12, 2017 4:41pm
Because in order to keep up with updates, I needed to get rid of the item and build section and replaced it with Example Builds to get the idea across of what to get on them. I have too many guides and stretched for time with college and work so this is the format I'm going with.
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BillTheUnicornX | August 4, 2018 6:31am
It's a very good guide, but could you add some damage options that are currently in the meta game? Thanks!
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ImperialKraken77 | June 8, 2017 12:02am
thank you
It's very useful
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Pendragon66 | January 24, 2017 6:36pm
Great guide! Can't wait to see what changes happen in Season 4.
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Toguinho | November 3, 2016 4:50pm
Very good guide!!
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Barbagianzo | October 8, 2016 12:40am
Wonderful, I'm playing Amaterasu mainly in joust with a friend using Ymir. Before reading this I don't know what to do exactly, but now... Wohooooo! Charge, Ymir Frost, AA, ultimate, Ymir wall. The sun shine on ice! Really appreciate your work, thx. 👍
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InsigniaEnvy | April 10, 2016 6:27pm
Being someone who mains Amaterasu i found this to be very helpful, though my style is complete offence. My way doesn't work, probably needless to say.
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