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Hou Yi - Breaking the Suntouched Meta.

March 30, 2017 by DocLore
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Smite God: Hou Yi

Item Purchase Order

Starting- Read below

Build Item Short Bow
Build Item Boots
Build Item Morningstar


Build Item Ninja Tabi Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Build Item Hydra's Lament Build Item The Crusher

Lifesteal/Attack Speed

Build Item Asi Build Item Bloodforge Build Item Qin's Sais Build Item Odysseus' Bow

Losts of Boxing

Build Item Hastened Fatalis Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Build Item Genji's Guard Build Item Ichaival

RELICS Ranked in order.

Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Aegis Amulet Build Item Bracer of Undoing Build Item Heavenly Wings Build Item Meditation Cloak Build Item Horrific Emblem

God Skill Order


Ricochet 1 4 6 7 10 key bind

Mark of the Golden Crow

Mark of the Golden Crow 2 8 11 12 14 key bind


Divebomb 3 15 16 18 19 key bind


Sunbreaker 5 9 13 17 20 key bind

Hou Yi - Breaking the Suntouched Meta.

March 30, 2017


Hello, i've been playing Smite for the better part of a year and this is my first tutorial. I decided that i like Hou Yi so much that i was going to make a guide for him. Here was my problem with Hou Yi, the traditional Trans/Asi or Trans/Ichaival never did it for me. It's SO expensive, takes forever to do anything, and just wastes your time and gold. Everytime i rush Ichaival or Boots followed by ASI my power curve and damage spikes through the roof. He scales so well on utility that he doesn't even need the extra power from transcendance. Where he shines is in his stun/auto combo. If you land your stuns you can destroy anyone!

Why do you want to play an ADC that can be DODGED into oblivion? Play him like the hunter he is and auto the life off of your opponents. His abilities are fine and everything, but nothing hurts more than a good auto attacking build. And the best part is? He can come online for less than 3000 gold. THATS THE CHEAPEST BUILD I'VE EVER SEEN. Yes it's true, all you need are Ninja Tabi and Ichaival to come online and destroy everything. It's perfect.

Transcendance is not the best.

Listen, stacking in arena is bad. Stacking is falling out of the meta fast. You really want to build stacks while your mage is grabbing thoths and sash and doom orb? Yes, doom orb. Don't starve your mage. Buy Ninja Tabi.


Listen Linda, Rangdas mask is the most underrated item in the game for all characters able to utilize it's stats. What else can give you pen, movement, attack speed and mp5 for 500 gold? Nothing.

Also, Rangda's and Ninja tabi are more than enough to keep even the hungriest Hou Yi from running low. Odds are you'd die before running out of mana. Just try it.


Rangda's gives you enough mana back to sustain your mana during the most intense fights. Sit back, farm up, and land those stun combos. You'll never even miss Transcendance.

May i say, DO NOT use your 1 every time it's up. Your cooldowns will screw you every time. Your opponent knows you can't stun them for another 10s, and if you wasted your 3 you're just going to die. I REPEAT FOR EFFECT, DO NOT SPAM YOUR 1 UNLESS YOU'RE LANDING STUNS. Be smart!


Read these words very carefully. There is no better investment for this character than spending 500 gold on this item. No it doesn't work in Duel or Arena, but it's amazing. You get everything he needs for 500 gold and a few good frags. Even if you don't get frags, just getting assists is enough. You can have this maxxed before 10m. Be smart. Even if you're doing terribly, and sometimes you will (It's Smite), this item is like an investment into late game. Give it a try.


Same as above, this is not your typical build. We're building 3 items for the price of one and utilizing his great base damage and frag potential/death dodging to it's limits. Rangda's, Ichaival, boots, Asi before your opponent has his first big purchase. Your power curve will take you into Jotunns Wrath outright. Even if you're behind, Rangda's alone will bring you back. Just play smart! DO NOT jump (his 3) in for kills. You're dead every time.


Ichaival/Silver Branch is all he needs to come online.
Ninja Tabi to replace the mana you lost not building transcendance.
Asi to sustain you into late game.
Rangda's because of that above! ^
Jotunns for that sweet cooldown/pen
Crusher for those cooldowns so you can spam your little heart out.
Genji's/Nemean to duel/box to your hearts content. How can anyone stand against you?

Pros / Cons


    High Base damage
    Lethal stun/auto combo
    Most reliable escape in the game
    Can't be crit thanks to passive
    Duels anyone without fear. Except mages. Most mages hurt.
    Comes online early
    Scales on himself with his crow.
    Can build like all other hunters
    Doesn't have to build like all other hunters
    Get's wrecked by silences
    Susceptible to Hard CC
    Can only reliable nuke one target (because of the way his kit is only the target marked by his crow gets destroyed by him. He has high area damage but nothing to make it stick to everyone.

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