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Ishtar Insane Bonus Damage Carry Build

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by DoktorEnchev updated August 30, 2022

Smite God: Ishtar

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Build Summary


Build Item Gleaming Ear Cuffs Gleaming Ear Cuffs
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet


Notes You can change Odysseus'Bow for Toxic Blade if you are against lifestealer ro healer.


You can change Odysseus'Bow for Toxic Blade if you are against lifestealer ro healer.

Build Item Griffonwing Earrings Griffonwing Earrings
Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Devourer's Gauntlet
Build Item Odysseus' Bow Odysseus' Bow
Build Item The Ferocious Executioner The Ferocious Executioner
Build Item Heroism Heroism
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Aegis of Judgement Aegis of Judgement
Build Item Temporal Beads Temporal Beads

Ishtar's Skill Order

Imbue Arrows

1 X Y
Imbue Arrows
1 4 6 7 10

Rolling Thunder

2 A B
Rolling Thunder
3 15 16 18 19


3 B A
2 8 11 12 14

Blades of Retribution

4 Y X
Blades of Retribution
5 9 13 17 20
Imbue Arrows
1 4 6 7 10

Imbue Arrows

1 X
Ishtar imbues her arrows with heavenly light, enhancing her Basic Attacks in one of three ways for 5s. The three varieties include Strike Shot, a lobbed explosive arrow, Spread Shot, a volley of five arrows, and Storm Shot, a fast-paced long range snipe. Ishtar cannot hit Structures during the duration.

Ability Type: Buff
Duration: 6s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 10s
Rolling Thunder
3 15 16 18 19

Rolling Thunder

2 A
Ishtar calls down four strikes of lightning in a line, damaging Enemies within their area. Ishtar may aim which direction the strikes travel. If an Enemy is hit by more than one strike, they are mesmerized.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Strike Damage: 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+40% of your Physical Power)
Mesmerize: 0.75s
Radius: 15
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
Cooldown: 15s
2 8 11 12 14


3 B
Ishtar draws her blades and charges forward, striking all Enemies in her path. If she hits an Enemy God, she stops and roots them for 1s as she backflips off of them. As Ishtar is in the air, she fires her bow, dealing damage in an area around the affected God. This shot may Crit and trigger Basic Attack item effects.

Ability Type: Dash/Leap
Charge Damage: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Arrow Damage: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 (+110% of your Physical Basic Attack Power)
Root: 1s
Range: 55/25
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 15s
Blades of Retribution
5 9 13 17 20

Blades of Retribution

4 Y
Ishtar becomes CC-immune and summons five swords of light, firing them out in a cone in front of her. Each sword damages and cripples enemies for 1.25s. When the swords reach their destination, Ishtar may recall them to her location within 3s. If an Enemy is hit by both the initial fire and the recall, they are stunned for 1s. Each sword hit after the first deals reduced damage, resetting before recalling.

Ability Type: Cone
Sword Damage: 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 (+45% of your Physical Power)
Damage Reduction: 40% per sword, up to a max of 80%
Cripple: 1.25s
Stun: 1s
Range: 80
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Extended Build


Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Belt of the Berserker Belt of the Berserker
Build Item Hastened Wings Hastened Wings

Ishtar Insane Bonus Damage Carry Build

Animosity is forgotten item that is pretty good for hunters,first you have a lot of health,secondly you burst towers and objectives(you can do that only with Manikin's) really fast,third you can upgrade Animosity at Lv15 and it gives you big advantage(more health,structures and objectives damage)against the other players.

Her Lore

Ishtar, Queen of Heaven and mistress of love and war, is a goddess
of many and diverse facets. A dispenser of divine justice, she
strikes down all those who would dare defy the gods, even as she
zealously protects those who worship her. Brave and cunning;
caring and spiteful; Ishtar is all these things and more.
She moves from conquest to conquest, never resting - never
satisfied. By turns capricious and determined, Ishtar is loyal only to
her own designs..though what those designs might be are never
wholly clear, even to her worshippers.
When the gods first came into being, each was blessed with a
domain and responsibilities - all save Ishtar. Incensed by this
oversight, Ishtar stole the sacred mes from Enki, lord of the waters,
after challenging him to a drinking contest. Infuriated by her
impudence, Enki sent legions of monsters to reclaim his power,
but all failed. Ishtar defeated them one by one, and earned Enki's
grudging respect in the process. With her newfound power, Ishtar soon set her sights on fresh
challenges and conquests. She claimed the temples of her father,
Anu, as her own and destroyed Mount Ebih, considering its natural
beauty an affront to her authority. She even escaped from the
underworld, and it was she who spoke on mankind's behalf when
Enlil sought to drown humanity in a great deluge.
But perhaps the most well-known tale of Ishtar is how, having
taken offense at Gilgamesh's lack of respect, sent the Bull of
Heaven to slay the semi-divine king of Uruk. But Gilgamesh
managed to defeat the creature, and thus earned the undying
enmity of Ishtar.
Now, Ishtar has once again descended from the heavens - in
search of what, none know. But woe betide any who seek to stand
between the Queen of Heaven and that which she desires…

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Malito | September 1, 2022 4:43am
Really nice build,but you need to be careful early game.I love the build!
GonZLo | August 25, 2022 9:24pm
very nice build
Kriega1 (143) | August 25, 2022 12:34pm
Why is Qin's (highest dps item in the build) last item and where is Silverbranch?
DoktorEnchev | August 25, 2022 2:36pm
Because you don't buy it for firs,second or thurd(you will do 10 or 20dmg).And the idea of this build is bonus dmg so Silverbranch don't fit,but if you want a build with Silverbranch i recommend you my other build for Ishtar(the jungle one).Thank you for the discussion!
ThirstForRain | August 24, 2022 7:54pm
You shouldn't put points in your ult after the first one. The damage increase is irrelevant, and you gain nothing else from it. It's also not worth giving up your starter item for Animosity later. Gilded Arrow gives Bonus damage, so does Manikin's, in a way. Both are good on her.
DoktorEnchev | August 25, 2022 2:27am
I think thah Animosity is forgotten item that is pretty good for hunters,first you have a lot of health,secondly you burst towers and objectives(you can do that only with Manikin's) really fast,third you can upgrade Animosity at Lv15 and it gives you big advantage(more health,structures and objectives damage)against the other players.Oh and for Manikin's you need to wait to Lv20 and Gilded Arrow(it's a good item,but not for this build)don't do bonus damage and i like upgrading the ult because is damage for sword.And last my friend that is Master said that the build is really good,but he recommend to build his crit build.Thank you for your discussion!<3
Branmuffin17 (395) | August 25, 2022 12:44pm
Hi Dok,

A couple things you really want to consider is that the passive damage from Animosity is applied via magical damage...and you've got no penetration supporting that (only phys protection reduction via Exe). So your damage output from Animosity is going to be reduced.

In addition, compared to other offensive starter upgrades, this provides 0 power. If you look at the rest of your build, you have another item that has 0 power Odysseus' Bow, so this build overall is a bit lacking in damage per hit.

A lot of people have been going either crit (as you mentioned above) or a bigger focus on power/pen/CDR with a hybrid-ability focus...or both.

I think grabbing Devourer's Gauntlet second (after Griffon) is a bit of a delay, and with the need to stack (which, granted, shouldn't take that long), hurts your ability to box/exchange at that point.

Finally...I honestly think T2 Griffon is pretty interesting, as it provides that MP5 to help sustain mana. It opens up some things to choose whatever starter upgrade later (or skip altogether if preferred). That said, the investment of an additional 600 gold with no health sustain at the start also means you're delaying your next completed item a bit further. Griffon, while an interesting item and something that I think can be beneficial in certain situations, isn't the best early game investment.

All in all, I think the build concept is interesting, but I don't feel it's competitive enough. With a bit more function w/ abilities (seeing pros going with items like Fail-Not, Heartseeker, Transcendence, The Crusher, etc.), I think itemizing into some of those are perhaps better suited for her. I haven't played her yet, but I play ADCs more than any other, so I feel like I've got a solid base of understanding.
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Bushwick_johnnyman | August 23, 2022 2:10pm
What about the ability builder?
DoktorEnchev | August 24, 2022 1:26am
Now it's fixed!
Branmuffin17 (395) | August 24, 2022 8:02am
Yes, I had only gotten Ishtar into the system, not her abilities. I added those to the database later in the day.
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DoktorEnchev | August 24, 2022 1:19am
In SmiteFire when Ishtar came out when you create the build there is no ability builder!You can try to see go GREATE search ISHTAR and you will see.If they fix it i will make an ability builder!Thank you fo asking!
Branmuffin17 (395) | August 23, 2022 4:21pm
I'm still getting that into the system. Should be ready in an hour.

Edit: It's ready now.
Nico.doe | August 23, 2022 1:16pm
It’s a really good build and Ishtar does a lot of damage
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