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HOW TO BREAK THE SPACE TIME CONTINUUM FOR DUMMIES

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Smite God: Chronos

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Purchase Order

STARTERS FAM

Build Item Vampiric Shroud Vampiric Shroud
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
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 Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Shoes Shoes

ESSENTIALS

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Polynomicon Polynomicon
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Emerald Ring Emerald Ring

SITUATIONAL THINGYS

Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff
Build Item Telkhines Ring Telkhines Ring
Build Item Shaman's Ring Shaman's Ring
Build Item Hastened Ring Hastened Ring
Build Item Demonic Grip Demonic Grip

Chronos's Skill Order

Time Rift

Time Rift

1 X
1 4 6 7 9
Accelerate

Accelerate

2 A
3 12 14 15 16
Stop Time

Stop Time

3 B
2 8 10 11 13
Rewind

Rewind

4 Y
5 17 18 19 20

InTrOdUcTiOn To ThE aLmIgHtY cHrOnOs

hello
i play chronos

why?
because chronos is a cool god

so i know chronos
in and out
wow

here's a guide on how to play chronos
in conquest
i guess

GOOD STUFF AND BAD STUFF

hello
i am here to talk about chronos's good stuff and bad stuff

GoOd StUfF MaN
-fun when you get to know him a bit
-shreds towers in about less than a minute when youre good on farm and items
-versatile
-can use the same build over and over again a lot of the time lol

ThAt'S sOmE pReTtY bAd StUfF bRo
-hard to pick up
-has kinda bad early game (which can affect late game if youre horrible)
-like you dont even know when to use his ult half the time youre in a bad spot
-they can still kill you while casting your ult .-.

tools used in breaking space time continuum

hello
i am here to talk to you about chronos's kit

kit kat
i want a break

PASSIVE: LATE GAME DESTROYER
"chronos gets magical power when time goes on
every 2 minutes he gets a stack of magical power
max stacks is 25
a stack is 3 magical power"

this is basically just another reason why he's a late game god destroyer
even if you dont farm a lot, this passive is still pretty helpful
but dont get cocky :/

FIRST SKILL: AN EASIER ULLR SNIPE
"chronos blows everything up in a small aoe
that's it"

great for clearing
*ahem* let me explain chronos clearing to you early game
the minions are separated when they fight each other
the minions in the inner or front line are the tanky melee ones
while the minions on the outer or the back line are the squishy archers
use your 1 to blow up the archers first then use your basics on them until they die
after your very short cooldown, use 1 on the melee minions to get the last hit on them
your melee minions did some damage to them while you were taking care of the archers so farming them up would be a lot easier
if you wanna conserve mana, follow that first step with the archers and just use you basics on the melee ones
as i said, theyre low health anyway
easy pickings
prioritize this skill FIRST

SECOND SKILL: RUNNING AROUND AT THE SPEED OF SOUND
"you run around at the speed of sound
which isnt very impressive in smite
you get a movement speed buff first, then the buff increases in movement speed over time
in addition, you receive attack speed
but unlike the movement speed, it will not change in the duration
also, this ability stops the hand on your clock thingy
you get a cool buff depending on the part the hand is in
(oh god that sounded wrong)
if it stops on section 1, you get heals and hp5 and stuff
if its on section 2, you get full mana refund on your skills
on section 3, you get some magical power
and on section 4, you get more magical power but its contribution to your basics
very complex, yes"

early game, this is kinda useless because youre just farming and stuff
mid game, this is probably a bit more useful in ganks and pushing an stuff
late game, this takes objectives so fast, not even mercury can get to the objective in that amount of time
POLYNOMICON combo'd with this ability is just so good
now, lets talk about the different sections
SECTION 1
use when youre low on health but you want to keep farming to get your polynomicon
basically, it's kinda like youre--
nvm, it's a reference i'm not willing to make
SECTION 2
i guess it's kinda useful in teamfights
i mean, you have some mana to spare when youve used your 1 for the second time in a row without a single drop of mana being wasted
tbh, i can't really find any use for this other than what i've said back there
SECTION 3
now, here's the fun part
step 1: make sure you have polynomicon
step 2: use section 3 of your 2
step 3: basic attacks man
step 4: use your 3 and hit as many enemies as you can
steo 5: basic attacks man
step 6: use your 1 with same concept as step 4
step 7: basic attacks until everyone dead (dont be afraid to kill your teammates when you've ran out of enemies to kill)
step 8: profit
step 9: repeat
SECTION 4
step 1: POLYNOMICON MAN
step 2: use section 4 of your 2
step 3: kill everything with your basics (gods, minions, objectives, camps, structures, etc...)
step 4: profit
step 5: repeat
jesus christ, that was a long explanation for one ability
prioritize THIRD

THIRD SKILL: GODDAMMIT
"yes, this is actually a line ability
but hey, so is agni's 2
this is a slow moving line thingy that passes through stuff
it damages enemies when when it touches them
when the thingy touches them, it makes them put on a magic belt thingy
the magical belt thingy will stun them for a second i guess after some amount of time
when they are stunned, they take the same amount of damage they took initially
chronos is a hard god
both to play and to explain"

use this to stun things and deal damage to them
that's it?
uh
well
it's slow
so a lot of people can outrun it if you fire it in the wrong way
it's also kinda wide i guess
so stunning more than 2 enemies is made easier
for serqet, you might need ares to do that
your job in stunning people is probably easier
i don't know
i'm just writing down a lot of stuff to make me look smart
prioritize this SECOND

ULTIMATE: ALL ABOARD THE NOPE TRAIN
"isn't this already a relic?
ok, fine
i'll explain it...
chronos becomes cc immune for a bit
after that, he becomes immune to damage
also, he goes back to where he was 8 seconds ago while his hp and mana return to its values at that period of time
and your ability cooldowns are all reset
lol"

oh boy
where do i start?
ok, while you're cc immune, you are immune to cc
(obviously)
but that doesn't mean you are immune to damage
a vulcan and scylla combo ult can still kill you in that phase of your ult
thinking chronos has a horrible ult?
there's more
he gains the values of his hp and mana during that period of time
that means if he's low on hp, and if he got a super mega amazing heal, and he ulted at the wrong time, the heal wouldn't affect chronos
so
uh
yeah
but that's not all you have to be aware of
you have to mindful of where you are all the time
dont say, "OMG I HAVE TO ULT BECAUSE I HAVE NO HP!"
never
just say, "how can i ult without putting myself in another bad spot than the one i'm already kinda in?"
this ult is hard to pull off because you have to be wary of your positioning an stuff
like, you could be at gold fury and go away because you kill gold fury with team and then 8 seconds later you find yourself in a scylla root and while she casts her 2, you ult and then youre back at gold fury while hyper carry amc just finished putting a hive down near gold fury and all of a sudden you show up out of nowhere and then he just shreds you to pieces like a deli slicer thingy
that would be awkward
also, only level this ability when you get it at first and prioritize it LAST

REALLY AMAZING ROLES *EXDEEDEEDEE*

hello
i am here to talk to you about chronos in the many roles in conquest

i will be making a list of roles that chronos can play
the top will be the most useful, the bottom would be the least

SOLO BC YOURE EDGY AND EMO AND ALONE INSIDE AND STUFF
solo is an amazing lane for beginner chronos players
why?
chronos can easily eat up all of his ******* mana early game
why?
that low cooldown on his 1 is just so tempting to use all the time
which is exactly why you use it all the time
ok, but why solo?
youre nearest to mana buff there
yes, chronos is a viable adc that can be reliant on his basics
but his 2 is the only thing that makes his basics so strong
(early game, that is - late game has a VERY big difference in damage)
so mana is useful for replenishing your thingy early game
mid game, you're kinda still best friends and stuff
late game, you two are basically two people who kinda broke up and act kinda awkward around each other like "uh... hey? it's cool seeing you around here... i guess... so how's your day going? uh... how's the weather?"
awkward af

ADC MAN WOW LOL
adc is an ok chronos role
i mean, he is reliant on his basics just like a lot of adc
it's good
no need for further explanation

IN THE ******* MIDDLE
mid is an awkward place for chronos to be
it's like a naruto fan in a boku no hero academia convention
though i don't recommend mid for chronos, i can see his 1 and 3 being useful in clearing
the problem is mana
you dont have enough of it
if you are playing mid chronos, section 2 of your 2 is useful, i guess

IN THE JUNGLE, THE MIGHTY JUNGLE
like
nani tf are you thinking?
chronos is bad at jungle
i guess section 1 of his 2 is good for sustain
but still, i highly disagree with chronos jg
sure, people like hel and chang'e can jg, but that's only because they have better heals than the keeper of ******* time

SUPPORT (i can't think of a good joke)
self-explanatory
don't do it
you're too squishy

stuff you need to buy

so
chronos needs to buy stuff in order to win a game
well, all gods do anyway

these are the things chronos needs to buy

ShOeS tO pRoTeCt YoUr FeEt
obviously, you need shoes to protect your feet
there are a lot of choices
by "a lot", i mean four

ShOeS oF tHe MaGi
it's a good choice for you to get pen early game, i guess
helps in clearing things in the solo lane
magi is kinda more useful than the other shoes
but then again, counter building exists
the only thing i find wrong with magi is that there isn't some really cool bonus or passive, just a lot of magical power and some pen (WHICH IS USEFUL)

ShOeS oF fOcUs
focus isn't really built as often as magi
probably because it doesn't do so well in clearing and laning and stuff
but still, the extra mana is cool though
you can still use your 1 more early game, but you won't have that extra damage and pen than when you get magi
so probably level this when you're playing either mid or adc

TrAvElErS sHoEs
travelers shoes isn't a great item if you're going solo or mid
like, "NANI TF IS THAT POWER? and OH MY GOD THAT'S A **** PASSIVE FOR GODS TO HAVE LIKE WTF HI REZ THIS IS SO UNDERPOWERED"
well, it's not THAT underpowered
it helps if you're playing adc, i guess
basically, the main goal of an adc is to get their build online as soon as they can
and how exactly do they do that?
they farm
and from that farm, they get gold
and one of the ways you can get gold is from travelers
although it's absolute horse fluids, you can still sell that for magi or focus in mid game
i don't recommend it, but hey
counter building exists

now, let's get to the really cool and edgy emo stuff MaN lEtS dO tHiS

PrE gAmE aNd EaRlY gAmE

for pre game, get some cool health and mana pots along with your tier 1 shoes
after that, get your starter that costs around 800 gold

so here are some good starters

VaMpIrIc ShRoUd MaN
vampiric shroud is cool item
for sustain, i guess
you hit them with your 1, you get some mana back and some hp
which is cool i guess
also, you get some more health and physical protection (since you're probably going to fight other warriors in the solo lane) which is cool

sOuL sToNe BrOs
soul stone is cool
it gives you a lot of damage on your 1 if you hit a lot of your basics
and chronos is kinda reliant on his basics
so
cool, i guess

SaNdS oF cHrOnOs YeAh
sands of time is somewhat cool even if i don't recommend it
the extra mp5 is cool

and those are the starters
now, let's rush into early game stuff guys

PoLyNoMiCoN bRoS
POLY IS EXTREMELY NECESSARY IF YOU'RE PLAYING CHRONOS
get it as soon as you finish your boots or other stuff
poly helps to dish out that extra damage with your basics
(which is what chronos is heavily reliant on)
like you could use your 2 and activate your poly and the next basic attack you hit on the enemy deal like 420,000,000,000 damage
(which is VERY cool)
and it gets even more powerful late game :D

WaRlOcKs SaSh YeAh
now, this item is rather situational
you should use it if you're either going mid or solo
but then again, counter building still exists
you get a lot of damage and health from your last hits
which is cool

DoOm OrB
it's basically warlock's edgier evil twin brother
gives you some cool stuff when you get last hits
it also kinda helps in getting farm better and things
(just don't die, you lose your stacking thingys)
keep in mind, you're risking your early game for a really sexy late game
i recommend getting this over warlocks
but then again, counter building exists

now, let's talk MiD gAmE aNd LaTe GaMe MaN

TaHuTi GuYs
damage
all i have to say

ObSiDiAn ShUrDd
it's pretty good i guess
the extra pen is cool
i don't like building this, but it's kinda cheap
so
50/50

DiViNe RuIn
divine ruin is cool if you're against a healer of some sort
in solo, this could be cool since a lot of solo guys are warriors
and a lot of warriors has the healing thingy like guan yu and herc and ama
in mid, you can encounter mages with healing thingys as well like aph and hel
if you're going adc, some guardians like sylvanus and hunters like neith have the healing thingys too
it's just so perfect with your 1 if you could hit multiple gods with it
also, this affects med and lifesteal
so enemy adcs, you guys can go die in hell now

EtHeReAl StAfF
good if you're fighting them enemies with like 1,000,000,000,000 max hp and 420,000 hp5
it is rather situational though
but this is mid game
their terra already started building gauntlet of thebes

ok, so you know how mages like sol and freya build rings?
yeah, chronos builds them too

RiNgS yEaH
(i thought rings are super important to gods like chronos so i decided to make an entire section about it)

tElKhInE'S rInGuUuUuU nAnI
telkhine's is a beautiful chronos item
you have SO much damage omfg
buy this if you want to hit harder than a detroit smash from all might

tHe RiNg Of A sHaMaN
shaman's ring is cool
just go get telkhine's first or an attack speed thingy if you want some balance between your attack speed and aa damage
you're going to need a lot of sustain as chronos, and the ring you stole from a shaman will definitely give you sustain
(and oh my god, a lot of it)

dEmOnIc GrIp
demonic grip is kind of a cooler obsidian shard
you got magical power, movement speed, attack speed, and a passive that shreds armor
all at a lower cost than obsidian shard
(but obsidian shard still has more magical power though)

HaStEnEd FaTa-- I MEAN
hAStEnEd RiNg
hastened fatalis will be missed by all
but mages like chronos still have this thing i guess...
so...
buy this?
i mean, it does do some other stuff
it's good for when you're trying to go all solo 1v1 on someone
but now that hastened stuff for magical ranged people have been weak and stuff, the only thing it's good for in early and mid game is the movement speed and attack speed
i don't recommend it unless you have some special strategy of some sort

ok
that's done
lastly, let's talk about relics and things

An UmBrElLa
aegis is good
you don't take any damage from them crazy ults like the kraken, the execute, the other execute, the dragon ball z, the monster, etc...

BoRiNkU
"blink is the best item in the game"
~mythymoo ( <insert birth year here> - <insert death year here> )

its good for ganking people
use your 2 on section 3 or 4 before blinking on the god who's about to get ganked
blink in and use your 3
follow that up with a cool 360 on your 1
polynomicon should be up, so keep using your basic attacks
kill the person
profit
repeat

pUrIfIcAtIoN! pUrIfIcAtIoN!
beads is cool
i guess
i mean, you could escape a lot of cc stuff when you're in adc against...
well...
i have a list...
athena taunt
bacchus stun
xing tian throw
ares "THERE'S NO WAY OUT!"
cabroken stun and tremor
terra everything
***bha everything
neith stun and root
ganesha stun
ullr stun
simba stun
artemis cripple+root and stun
hou yi stun
geb stun and knock up and knock back
I COULD GO ON IF YOU WANT TO

sPoRiNtO
heavenly wings is cool
a good way to get in and out of fights
it's basically telling your team
"GET IN GODDAMMIT I JUST SPENT THIS THING" or
"OK WE HAVE TO GET AWAY FORGET THE ******* SPEED BUFF CHANG'E"
useful
you're kind of a cool god to have this on anyway since you're heavily reliant on basics

fReNzY
good for taking objectives and structures and titans and hardcore teamfights
i don't really like this item, but get this if you're kinda carrying the team to victory during mid game
to be sure, don't get this first relic

and those were the magic shop item thingys

different gods exist in the game you know ._.

here, i will talk about the different gods and their chemistry and relationships with chronos

ENEMIES
"know yourself, know your enemy, and victory will be assured"
~xing tian (smite)

i think that's how it goes
haven't played him in a while

ok, let's talk about what you should obviously be afraid of

MOON GIRL
oh god...
chang'e...
i hate chang'e mains...
chang'e is a hard counter to chronos
before your 3 can stun her, she can easily use her free puri+aegis ability
she can have her 1 and 3 up and use it consecutively while she decides whether to ult you or not
and even if you do have her on the ropes, she could easily escape if she bought something like shield of regrowth and bulwark or if her puri+aegis ability comes back up and it's just so ******* frustrating
i recommend getting stuff that reduces healing like divine ruin to deal with this
but still, it's not the heals you should be watching for
chang'e is a mage
and if you've been playing smite for long enough, you would know what hi rez calles mages...
that's why i don't like going mid chronos

CERNN OMFG
cern
oh god...
well, thing is he got ****ped all over on by hi rez
but still, he could easily ruin chronos's early game
his 2 can obviously outfarm chronos while slapping some cc on him
and he could still easily get chronos to use a defensive relic or land a kill on him
other than that, cern can is cern
so he can do a lot more bad things
if you're going up against him, pray

why is there a lion biting his shoulder
herc is cancer
the end
...
you want more detail?
ok
HIS BASICS DEAL SO MUCH DAMAGE
HE HAS A LOT OF CC HIMSELF NOT CONSIDERING HIS 2-1 COMBO
AND WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG, HE COULD JUST HEAL LITERALLY 50% OF MAX HP WITH HIS ******* 3
IF HE BUYS BRACER, MIGHT AS WELL F6 AS SOON AS YOU CAN

*sigh*
but when you find even the tiniest ***** in his armor, you can ruin early game for him
just be careful if you're going solo against him

yes, we have a baby adc
cupid
just don't
it's going to end up bad
his kit has cc, sustain, and obviously, SOMETHING SO ******* GOOD IN TEAMFIGHTS
LIKE WTF WAS HI REZ THINKING WHEN MAKING CUPID?
AND OH MY GOD THAT HEART BOMB STUN
HE COULD JUST USE HIS DASH AND GET MORE ATTACK SPEED WHILE YOURE STUNNED AND SHRED YOU TO ABSOLUTE PIECES
EVEN THINKING ABOUT GOING UP AGAINST CUPID WITHOUT A MEAT SHIELD WITH YOU IS JUST AS BAD AS NE ZHA X POSEIDON

*sigh*
just don't
his 1 and ult will tilt you

ok, i'm tired of things that tilt you
now, let's go talk about how you as chronos can tilt the enemy instead

moon girl's husbando
hou yi is a bad god to go up against chronos
his downgraded nene and ult is the only thing you have to fear
passive is totally useless against you because you cant crit
if he wants to engage, start with your 3 and follow up with your 1
if hou yi still wants to go, land some poly hits on him and activate your poly again with your 2 (make sure it's on section 3 or 4) and go all adc on him
if he's doing a significant amount of damage in a short amount of time, ult and do the things i just told you
3, 1, aa, 2, aa, profit

is he really a saint?
guan yu sucks against chronos
sure, his ult can do stuff like...
uh...
stun you...
i guess...
but other than that, chronos will dominate the solo lane if he's against guan yu
to counter his heal, just get something like divine ruin
winged blade is a good counter to guan yu's slow
he doesn't have much escapes, so landing a 3-1 combo should be easy
just buy some pen if he decides to go magical defense

smite isn't called a moba without him
wukong...
ok, where do i start?
yes, he's super tanky if you build him correctly
but chronos can ruin early game for a lot of gods in the solo lane
wukong doesn't have much cc, so engaging a well-farmed chronos shouldn't be an option for him
yes, wukong can easily escape using his eagle, but hey
if jg is nearby, maybe jg can stun (if the jg can even stun)
but you have your 3
i guess
so
uh
use 3
then your 1
then do some stuff

ok, that's probably enough talking about enemies
let's talk about allies that can help you and stuff

there is city named after her wtf
athena is good help if you're playing chronos in any role
she can ult in, dash the enemy, use the soldier-taunt combo thing, and have her auras from her build
athena with shoguns and void stone would be so good for you
it's best to stick with athena for the duration of a teamfight
but if that athena falls behind on levels, the entire team is screwed

insert offensivejoke here
hel is a good teammate
she has a lot of heal power stuff compared to heals like guan yu and cupid
and yeah, she does 420,000,000,000,000 damage with all her damaging skills
that's good

whoever thought of this design is amazing
aph is a good mid or supp for chronos to have
the heal on her 3 is cool
and the 2 can be rather hard hitting
so it's cool

elephant man
ganesha provides cc
and a lot of it
cc is perfect for chronos to have on his team
a god that isn't moving is probably dead or dying to chronos
which elephant man can do with ease
ganesha's ult can confine multiple enemies
if one of them tries to get away, he can stun them with his dash and/or silence

the egyptian earthbender (yes, my best geb joke)
shields, knock up, knock back, area stun...
yeah, this guy's cool

end of lesson

go play chronos
he's cool

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Kezeal | August 18, 2017 12:49am
You're making it sound like Polynomicon stays on for a while, but it's just for one hit. Is it really that good? Just testing it out on Jungle Practice, and I guess it does something.
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Mattdew | August 18, 2017 8:31pm
it's always good to one hit your enemy
and yes, it's really that good
your 3-1 combo followed up with basic attacks late game will deal a more than decent amount of damage to the enemy god/s
like any other aa reliant magical damage god, poly becomes more and more useful late game since they'll be able to buy more magical power stuff like tahuti, ethereal, etc...
his basic attacks already get additional magical scaling
poly gives even more damage to his basic attacks with another 75% magical scaling
since his basics do 35 + 1.5 per level + 20% magical power, giving him 75% magical scaling separate from his basic attack scaling along with tahuti, ethereal, thoth, and other good stuff would result in a great amount of damage
and i wasn't even considering his passive
which is basically the magical power of a full asclepius rod thing at full stacks
chronos is not about the fixed numbers
he's more on how much more damage he can do 10 minutes later on in the game
and additional scaling item things such as thoth, ethereal, and especially poly can help him reach his full potential in either mid or late game
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Tlaloc1050 (17) | August 15, 2017 4:18am
Where is thy Book of Thot?
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Mattdew | August 15, 2017 4:20am
i forgot
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