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Keep on your Thanatos (High Mobility)

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Smite God: Thanatos

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Build Item Talaria Boots Talaria Boots
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Bumba's Mask Bumba's Mask
Build Item Hastened Katana Hastened Katana
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Elixir of Power Elixir of Power
Build Item Elixir of Defense Elixir of Defense
Array ( [major] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 23 [display_name] => Ares [url] => ares ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Can chain n flame you and drain your hp pretty quickly before you get out of range. Early game you wanna avoid him. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 88 [display_name] => Da Ji [url] => da-ji ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Seems to catch up with you a lot and do damage fast. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 52 [display_name] => Kumbhakarna [url] => kumbhakarna ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => OH GOD. He's the one who made me switch to Mage's Cloak. ) ) [even] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 71 [display_name] => Chiron [url] => chiron ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Tends to catch you with his 3 ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 35 [display_name] => Fenrir [url] => fenrir ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Mostly early game his ult, buy beads before aegis if he's in game. Also that attack where he does his claws seems to catch u while you run, but doesn't usually do too much. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 13 [display_name] => Kukulkan [url] => kukulkan ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => His AOE tornado you try to avoid and aegis whenever caught in it if you can't heal. Also if 1v1, he'll usually do combos and kill you, so don't be an easy target. ) ) [tiny] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 43 [display_name] => Thanatos [url] => thanatos ) [scoreVal] => 5 [notes] => The unspoken rule, thana must assert thana superiority. ) ) [minor] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 6 [display_name] => Anubis [url] => anubis ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => His ultimate can swat you off the map quickly if in range and without aegis. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 2 [display_name] => Arachne [url] => arachne ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => If not faster than the spiders yet (early game) retreat to base to avoid becoming a low hp target. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 57 [display_name] => Cabrakan [url] => cabrakan ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Mostly just getting trapped by his ult and/or his AOE. ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 92 [display_name] => Discordia [url] => discordia ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Her ultimate, if your Mage's Cloak is on cooldown, not only stops you and probably makes the rest of the team target you, but you take damage fighting an ally if both caught in it. ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 91 [display_name] => Hachiman [url] => hachiman ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => If running on low hp, you probably need aegis if his ult is up. ) [5] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 44 [display_name] => Mercury [url] => mercury ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Depends on his build, usually when he sees you're faster, you become a target. But he has a few long range attacks, especially with his ult. Don't run in straight lines, don't get caught alone with him. ) ) ) 1

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Early game you play a little more normally, kinda behind the team, tossing your scythe and killing minions with your 3, or silencing enemies with your 3. Getting a few kills normally. Whether you buy beads or aegis first is up to you. This is an arena build btw.

The boots are to give you slight speed superiority early game, basically you're not a sitting duck, but you're still a duck.

The Mage's Cloak gives a little health and protection but is there for the absorption of hard crowd control, you will need it more and more. Keep your eye on the status of this the whole game.

The winged blade gives a little speed boost, more health too, but is there to provide immunity to slows. Watch this with Mage's cloak, know if you can risk things before you do it. Slow immunity is actually not too needed, you can replace winged blade with quin sais as the last item.

The mask is for the speed boost, to help put you above the speed most people will have. It's worth it, and entirely necessary.

Elixir of power first, usually paired with power buff as your attack speed is decent already.

If it's one of those games where you got funds for another elixir, defense afterwards, power buff usually has over a minute left.

Hastened katana is so you don't get slowed while hitting people. Pretty necessary.

The last bow is so that when you get into the action, you stack movement speed, which really does come in handy. Also a nice attack speed boost.




Minion kills heal you a little (any kills do), your scythe throw is extremely useful for healing, 3 is great for silencing attacks (defending against them). With your speed it usually takes teamwork for them to trap and kill you. If chasing, you're free to break off if the team comes to the rescue, circle around and have them chase you, then resume your kill after your abilities have cooled down. In short, you're too weak and squishy to do much on your own, so you're kinda on the sidelines hitting your 1, 2, and 3, occasionally the 4. Looking for people to do damage to (not kill) most of the time, team fights to just sorta sway the favor in. Teammates in trouble that need saving, enemies running back on low hp where you can get them and not die (or die if it's worth it). As you get more items, you become pretty much able to seize every opportunity, and there's usually a lot. You rely on your abilities' damage until you have all items then can sorta do some damage and start getting a bit more in there, til then, there's plenty of kills to be had, or teammates to help. Ult doesn't have to be for a kill, nor for the damage (especially with your low power), use it as a stun to save an ally from someone pursuing them (usually silence them right after and toss the scythe and maybe your allies turn around and kill em), or uses it to stun an enemy that's on the front lines, it'll bring attention to them if your teammates are nearby, often they get away but not without low health, which is where your speed and evasive maneuvers come in handy making sure they don't make it back to base. You're fast enough to evade most situations, just don't be stupid. Combine the out-of-fountain boost with the 2 boost towards a low health ally and you just fly across the stage.
Enemies that jump over the wall to get into base, if you can before the fountain heals them, you can kill them in there (deep in the fountain), and with aegis, make it out alive and with about half health. Don't steal kills on purpose, don't let them get away because you didn't wanna steal. Often the whole team tries to chase you (as it's hard to NOT troll with this build), try to make use of this and lead them deep into your territory for allies to jump in on, then turn around and help out. People do get mad sometimes, where you'll win and be the top score on both teams, and still get called trash. It's a bit unavoidable as when someone gets mad and starts targeting you specifically, logically it's in your best interest to focus more on them, because otherwise they'll be sure to catch you off guard. Which is when it really starts to troll them because they're usually stronger, and you gotta play like a piranha/shark and swoop by getting all these nicks and scythe throws in until they're low enough health for you to take head on (or where someone else on your team jumps in on them).

Anyone who uses this build, feel free to join the speedy-weedy clan ^-^ Clan Tag = SPDWD

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Jgo7g | January 16, 2019 2:01pm
Hey, i just wanted to say I love the concept of this build, so I recreated it with max cool down. Since thanatos doesnt really need to do dmg to kill its perfec for him.

The build is (Talaria Boots, Messengers Mask, Witch Blade, Jotunns Wrath, Winged Blade, & Magi's cloak.)

I've had a ton of fun working with this, I hope you do too.
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Gulfwulf (39) | January 16, 2019 5:29pm
You're kidding, right? Every god needs to do damage in order to kill; the difference between the gods is how they do it: via basic attacks or abilities. Do us all a favor and quit spreading around false information.
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Branmuffin17 (252) | January 16, 2019 6:29pm
Think the poster means you can kill with his ult rather than having to get the enemy to 0 health. But yeah, that's a pretty bad statement.
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Kriega1 (55) | January 16, 2019 3:31pm
Thats an awful build.

Bran? Consider for Archive?
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Branmuffin17 (252) | January 16, 2019 3:35pm
Spent a lot of time explaining in a previous comment below as to the issues with the build and not at all considering MS inefficiencies. Definitely a trollish build, and creator had ample time to respond. Only 2 responses he's given the whole time were single word "updated" to 2 different comments.

I feel this is acceptable for archive at this point. Darker, if you do come back, you're welcome to respond for consideration of unarchiving.
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Gary169 (7) | December 27, 2018 8:56pm
As BranMuffin said, you "DID put a bit of work into the explanations." Please update the title to clarify that this is a troll build so new players don't get confused.

Better Thanatos builds (Power/Penetration/CDR/physical & magical defense):
Warrior Tabi
Jotunn's Wrath
Void Shield
Hydra's Lament
Ancile or situational item
Bloodforge

Full Power/Penetration for Arena:
Warrior Tabi
Jotunn's Wrath
Transcendence (slightly risky item because it can get hard to stack)
Hydra's Lament
Void Shield
Brawler's Beat Stick or The Crusher
If you don't like the Transcendence, don't buy it. Just buy a Bloodforge last.

But for every reason mentioned by Krigea, BranMuffin, and GulfWulf, I have to downvote this guide. Please improve this, and I will change my vote. Thanks.
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Kriega1 (55) | December 19, 2018 7:17pm
Can we archive this please
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Branmuffin17 (252) | December 19, 2018 5:08pm
I don't remember the earlier build before it was updated today, but it's a terrible build in its existing state that I wouldn't use or suggest except for extreme troll purposes. The creator DID put a bit of work into the explanations and strategies to use, but new players, watch out for this build as it's just not efficient.

Creator probably doesn't even know there's a soft cap on MS, and for sure has never done the calculations to find out exactly how inefficient the build is.

FYI, calculations on just how bad this is.
  • Thanatos base MS is 370.
  • With all applied items, and Ata at full stacks, final MS is 758.5, if I calculated correctly.
  • Adding in level 5 Scent of Death, MS is 869.5.
  • However, these values are before the soft cap is applied. To refresh, from The Word of Thoth: Between 457 and 540.5, MS increases have 20% diminishing returns. Beyond 540.5, MS increases have 50% diminishing returns.
Calculation including Scent: 457 + 0.8 x (540.5 - 457) + 0.5 x (869.5 - 540.5) = 688.3. This works out to be only 80% efficient on your build's key stat...straight up loses 20% of its overall stats.

And why do you want that MS? To kill people effectively? This build has only 75 total power at full build, not including any Elixir of Power you might get...and if we do consider the Elixir, it SHOULD have a huge effect on your damage potential...but as it is, it's a % boost on your existing power, and you've only got 75. That's an 18.75 increase...lol. At that point, it's an expensive waste of gold.

And THEN you have to consider that you're further hurting his damage potential by getting Bumba's Mask, which decreases your damage by 10%. The only pen is from an active Scent of Death.

The saving grace for any damage potential he has is due to the bonus damage (10% of target's max HP) from Death Scythe and from Hovering Death's immediate kill HP threshold, which is part of his kit, and basically helpful in spite of your build. But he won't even be able to use it often because he's got only 10% CDR.

This just...ugh. No offense, Darker...this isn't an attack on you, but if we're trying to think of bad builds, this about does it. If you're having fun with it, great, but against any decent players, you'll either get blown up because you won't be enough of a damage threat to kill them before they kill you, or they'll just mostly ignore you as you run away and try to bait/kite, because you're just ineffective.
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Kriega1 (55) | August 5, 2018 8:29am
Clear troll build.
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mr_darker | December 19, 2018 3:49pm
Updated
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Gulfwulf (39) | August 5, 2018 9:23am
While I do agree it's not a very viable build in most situations, the author clearly put some time explaining his choices. There's a reason builds like this aren't recommended, and I can't in good conscious recommend this one unless you were trying to troll the other team.
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mr_darker | December 19, 2018 3:51pm
Updated.
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