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Janus Guide as of 6/13/2016

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Smite God: Janus

Build Guide Discussion (7) More Guides
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Purchase Order

Starter Items

Build Item Vampiric Shroud Vampiric Shroud
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Core

Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth

Late Game

Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver

Relics

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Consumables

Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Elixir of Power Elixir of Power
Build Item Elixir of Defense Elixir of Defense
Build Item Potion of Magical Might Potion of Magical Might

Final Build

Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver

Janus's Skill Order

Portal

Portal

1 X
2 8 11 12 14
Unstable Vortex

Unstable Vortex

2 A
1 3 6 7 10
Threshold

Threshold

3 B
4 15 16 18 19
Through Space and Time

Through Space and Time

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20

Introduction

Hello! Phillyblnts23 here and welcome to my first guide which will go over the god Janus. I play Smite on both Ps4 and Xbox One. I have played many gods but have gravitated towards Janus. Although difficult to play, he can be very rewarding and will give you a few good laughs along the way. I am by no means a master of him and will not claim to be, but I have had a lot of success with him and he is my go to in any game mode. I have read every guide out there, watched every video, and have played many, many hours trying out different builds. This is the one I have found to work the best. Enjoy!

Pros / Cons

Pro's

High Damage
Levels Fast
Minion Farmer
Travels Fast
Can Save the Entire Team



Con's

Squishy at times
Hard to catch up if behind
If not near a wall, you are a sitting duck

Skills/ Combos

Before I get into the Skills, I'd like to go over magical scaling. Scaling is a term used with Janus in regards to additional damage added on to each ability/skill. Each ability has a base damage + %magical power. When you see the term scaling, it is referring to the %magical power. An example is Janus's Portal. The base damage is 80/130/180/230/280 + 60% Magical Power. If our Magical Power is set at 100, you then would add 60 damage (because 100*60%=60) before protections. Alright, we can now get into the skill descriptions.





skills

Combo's

Items





Items

Conquest

Role

Early Game

Mid Game

Late Game

Key Points

Summary

All in all, Janus is one of the most popular mid laners in the game with the versatility to support and push. If anyone has any questions regarding him, please feel free to comment or message me. I will be creating more guides like this if this one goes well so any support is appreciated. I am in the works in getting my Youtube channel setup as well so I will have video support for in the near future. Thanks everyone for reading and Smite on!

I am working on my social media daily and soon it will be up and running fully. Stay tuned!

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nbagt | August 15, 2016 11:05am
I think this build needs a little work i would recommend adding a attack speek item to improve his dps
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Cowboykid09 | June 13, 2016 5:32pm
Hello. Great job on the guide. I would just switch CDR Boots for Pen Boots and Soul Reaver for Breastplate of Valor so I could get the max cooldown on Janus,as well as a bit of survivability against assassins which he really needs to perform well. Max CDR portals are a big threat to deal with... But that's just my opinion, because I find Janus really good with max Cdr. Since CDR items were nerfed this Season, that's how I build him right now. The rest was very well explained nice work.
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Phillyblnts23 | June 14, 2016 6:18am
I personally found the extra mana to be more beneficial early on for sustain but really I dont think you can go wrong either way as long as you can adapt to it. As far as the breast plate, my counter for assasins is a portal at my feet and I usually run around with it already set there for that reason. I'm more of a burst player and that extra power plus 15% of their health seems to work better with my play style. Not to mention I'm usually 3 levels ahead of everyone on top of it so I dont fear about assasins to much. If I'm behind though, no doubt the Breastplate of Valor is on my radar until I get caught up. Thanks for the advice though!
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XenithSolace | June 13, 2016 3:50pm
Great build, however, like you said, Janus is extremely mobile. Personally, because of his high mobility, I would replace Shoes of Focus with either Pythagorem's Piece or Bancroft's Talon. Mobility isn't a forefront in upgrading Janus
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Phillyblnts23 | June 14, 2016 7:16am
I'm with Odradin on this one. I wouldn't be caught dead without shoes.
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Odradin (2) | June 13, 2016 6:22pm
Boots are necessary on every mage, you can't expect to always be able to portal and getting Pythag or Bancrofts increases the gold it takes to finish your build by around 1000. I can see maybe skipping boots in Siege but in every other mode they are absolutely vital to any good build.
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Phillyblnts23 | June 13, 2016 2:30pm
This is my first guide and experience with coding so if you see anything (colors, formatting, etc....) that it should have please let me know. Also I hope to add more to it as I go in terms of how to play against the other gods.
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