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Hey! Welcome to my first Smite build guide! Janus, God of Portals and Transitions!
Janus is a brand new God in Smite and today i'm here to show you how to play him for the first time and look like a pro!As I will be creating guides now, I would love it if this amazing community could point out things I could improve or fix in my guide etc.
Now how about we get started!
I bet you really, really, really wanna see Janus. WELL your wish is my command!Many fear change. Venturing into the unknown. Deviating from a path of safety and certainty into something unexpected. But life is change; a journey through doorways both physical and emotional, with every moment a passage to something new, and it is Janus, God of Portals and Transitions that governs this.
Bearing two faces, Janus is ever looking to the future and to the past, knowing both but controlling neither. He is only the in-between, found in the changing of seasons, at the birth of a child, at the entrances to the temple and the tavern. For this reason the Romans named the first month after him: January a portal between the old year and the new.
Yet the Roman emperors also attribute a strange tradition to Janus. At each end of his temple stand massive doors. In times of peace, these doors are closed, but in times of war, flung open. As Rome rose to power, rarely were these doors shut, but almost four hundred years of peace have clothed Rome since then and the temple has grown dusty with absence. These days, however, the doors are open once more. It seems war has returned, and the greatest of changes are upon us.
Make sure to watch this video, created by me, explaining the combo, showing examples of it etc. MAKE SURE TO WATCH THIS SO YOU UNDERSTAND THE COMBO xD
Now let's discuss why this build does so much burst damage!
Shoes of the Magi
Of course we are going to start off with shoes, as always. These shoes are very useful for Janus Damage because of the +50 Magic Power, and +15 Magical Penetration giving off more damage from the very start. The +250 Mana also takes care of Janus being so Mana hungry early off. Also +18% Movement Speed for some quick movement! Bancroft's Talon
Bancroft's Talon is an awesome choice for Janus and any other caster because of it's +1 Magic Power per 1% of health missing, +100 Magic Power, and +12% life steal. Which means, since Janus is squishy, the more damage you take the more powerful you become. While dealing high damage with low health you will also be getting healed from life steal! Double win?! Gem of Isolation
Gem of Isolation has a passive giving a 25% Slow to enemies for 2 sec. when hit by your damaging abilities, and giving a cool +70 Magic Power along with a +250 Mana and Health bonus making Gem of Isolation an awesome add-on for killing escape artists while giving even more damage! Soul Reaver
Soul Reaver has an awesome +100 Magic Power matched with +300 mana along with an awesome passive. Rod of Tahuti
Rod of Tahuti is very important due to it's high +125 Magic Power and passive increasing Magic Power by 25%! Spear of the Magus
Spear of the Magus is known for it's add-on of bonus +40 Magic Power, +15 Magical Penetration, and passive of reducing enemy Magic Protection, allowing you to push aside that armor and hit em where it hurts!
Janus' passive passages gives him 25% more magic scaling for the next cast when going through a portal or a threshold, although we will be using our portals for the skill combos, so we will use thresholds mainly for this passive bonus. Portal
We will be using portal with our combo attack mainly, unless needed to escape at certain times. Unstable Vortex
This is Janus' most damaging ability, which is why it's important to get a guaranteed hit with it, which is why it's used along with portal for the combo attack explained later, or in the video. Through space and time
This ability can be used two ways: support with portals or to damage enemies, although if used for damage, it can be extremely risky as it has a very long delay.
First off, Janus has amazing high damage guaranteed combo hits if used correctly.
Here's the order!
Threshold comes first in this combo since it adds addition scaling when placed on the ground as an enemy steps over it and you use damaging abilities. Portal(once smitefire updates the picture)
Portal is going to be used by placing it under the enemy as they step over the threshold causing them to be sucked up by the portal causing a delay in movement. Unstable Vortex
Here's where the real damage comes in, once the player is sucked into the portal you want to use this to hit them right after they are dropped from the portal in the sky.If timed just right this combo is a guaranteed hit, dealing TONS of damage.
Welp that's it for this build, hope you enjoy dealing TONS of damage with Janus!
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