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Normally you will make most use of Sanctuary and Purification however, others can be useful situationally for example sprint is useful against jugglers or ultimates, which stick to you/ slow you. For example Kali or Basset cats.
When you have finished your build, you want to sell Dynasty Plate Helm because, it is a cheaper item, which is worse in later stages of the game. You can either sell it for damage or defence. If you want Defence you usualy want to buy Mantle of Discord as, it maxes your cooldowns, which is good on Janus and gives you a large amount of both physical and magical Defence. However, other items can be better situationaly such as pestalence if they have a lot of healing and magical damage. If you want damage Spear of Desolation is usually good however, other items can be better situationly such as, divine ruin against healing.
You should be selling your starter item as, you are transitioning into late game. This is usually around finishing your 4th item. You usually should be selling your starter to finish obsidian shard as your starter sells for 533 gold and obsidian shard costs 550 gold. However if you already back with enough gold to buy obsidian shard you shouldn't sell your starter until finishes your 5th item.
With Janus there are 2 main ways of levelling your abilities: one where you up your portal first to max your damage by using it on the god and keeping the threshold to give your team and you mobility when moving. The other where you use your threshold in order to gain extra scaling on your unstable vortex and although you don't do as much damage you can escape with your portal easier as it will be up more often. I use the first on where you up your portal more often but you should build depending on how you play and the game you're in.
I usually go Soul Reaver as Spear of Desolation isn't as useful as it is on other mages as you build some CDR on Janus, Which makes the passive less useful because you don't have to wait as long for your abilities. However, if the other team is building protections more than health Spear of Desolation can be useful too.
I currently main Janus and have done though out season 2 these are the builds i have being using generally though out playing him. They have all been testes for a lot of games and have proven to be good.
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