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Khepri Support/Ranked

November 22, 2018 by Mtn Dew Me Wags
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Smite God: Khepri

Item Purchase Order

Starter
?Buy your starter items quickly, go place two wards, then return to fountain and refill the chalice. North and south of the two purple buffs are two walls, a trail between them, place the wards in a way that it covers both sides so you have coverage if a rotation is made.

Build Item Guardian's Blessing
Build Item Chalice of Healing
Build Item Chalice of the Oracle
Build Item Meditation Cloak

First item ALWAYS
?Get Gauntlet Of Thebes online asap to begin stacking.

Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes

Boots
?Ultimately, your boots are up to you. Shoes of Focus are good for cooldown, damage, as well as additional mana to help sustain you in lane. Travelers are great for making rotations as well as getting back to lane quickly. Both are viable and have their place, what makes the decision for me more often than not is my carry. If they have poor wave clear ie Artemis, Shoes of Focus are a better choice.

Build Item Shoes of Focus Build Item Traveler's Shoes

Choose 2
?Sovereignty for protections and hp5 for your carry. Shoguns for increased attack speed and boxing potential for your carry. Jade emperors crown for reduced damage for the enemy carry. Heartward for protections and mp5. Pestilence for good anti heals when facing a high sustain duo lane.
Always go one magical one physical item, Shoguns is more of a niche item but it has its place, when you have a carry who strongly benefits from higher attack speed ie Artemis, Izanami etc.

Build Item Sovereignty Build Item Shogun's Kusari Build Item Jade Emperor's Crown Build Item Heartward Amulet Build Item Pestilence

Choose 1
?Void stone is great if you have a multiple mage comp ie solo/mid, jungle/mid, mid/carry, solo/carry.
Stone of Binding will help your team lockdown targets effected by your 1 or 3 with additional pen. Its also very cheap, I fit this in builds frequently.
Spirit robe is more of a selfish item, but the added CC reduction and cooldown is great, not to mention an amazing passive.

Build Item Void Stone Build Item Stone of Binding Build Item Spirit Robe

Pickup another aura, or selfish
?This is a good opportunity to pickup an aura item that you did not pickup before, as well to get bonus mitigation with Oni Hunter Garb, buff and debuff towers/phoenixs through emperors armor, or gain additional protections and cooldown through mantle of discord.

Build Item Jade Emperor's Crown Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Build Item Pestilence Build Item Shogun's Kusari Build Item Emperor's Armor Build Item Mantle of Discord

second relic
?Horrifics is great for team fighting, initiating, and lockdown.
Shell is good for teamfights where the other team has lots of area damage.
Heavenly wings is typically my go to, if you ult an ally, and they are revived at your location, i will almost always pop sprint so they are able to get out safely.

Build Item Horrific Emblem Build Item Magic Shell Build Item Heavenly Wings

Example 1- generic

Build Item Chalice of the Oracle Build Item Chalice of Healing Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Build Item Traveler's Shoes Build Item Sovereignty Build Item Heartward Amulet Build Item Stone of Binding Build Item Mantle of Discord Build Item Meditation Cloak Build Item Heavenly Wings

Example 2- physical heavy comp

Build Item Chalice of the Oracle Build Item Chalice of Healing Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Build Item Shoes of Focus Build Item Sovereignty Build Item Stone of Binding Build Item Jade Emperor's Crown Build Item Pestilence Build Item Meditation Cloak Build Item Heavenly Wings

Example 3- magical heavy comp

Build Item Chalice of the Oracle Build Item Chalice of Healing Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Build Item Shoes of Focus Build Item Heartward Amulet Build Item Stone of Binding Build Item Pestilence Build Item Mantle of Discord


God Skill Order

Abduct

Abduct 3 15 16 18 19 key bind

Rising Dawn

Rising Dawn 1 4 6 7 10 key bind

Solar Flare

Solar Flare 2 8 11 12 13 key bind

Scarab's Blessing

Scarab's Blessing 5 9 14 17 20 key bind




Khepri Support/Ranked

Mtn Dew Me Wags
November 22, 2018


Introduction

This is my second guide on SmiteFire, and my first on Khepri. I have Khepri mastery rank 8 as well as being ranked platinum last split and diamond this split.

The most important thing to remember is that you are the anchor for your team, you will not get the glory, the kills, or be able to single handedly carry a game. BUT, what you can do is protect your allies, lockdown targets, and most importantly prevent allies from dying, literally. Allies will get angry when they die and you still have your ultimate, but don't get discouraged, they'll love you when you save them next time.

It is very important that you counter build the enemy team every game, just as your teams comp will change every game so should your plan of attack and your build as well. Do not become complacent with a cookie cutter build.

Skills

In the few times I have played against other Khepri's it is very apparent who knows and who doesn't know what they are doing as far as early wave clear. Your 2, causes tick damage on enemies, and applies damage mitigation on allies. ALWAYS make sure you hit your 2 on your first three minions each wave, this will help keep them alive and allow you to push lane.

Your 3 is a root, and great for lockdown and peel for your carry.
Your 1 is a pull, good for initiation, lockdown, and peel for your carry.

Your ultimate is the bread and butter of Khepri, the one thing to remember though, is that it does NOT work against executes. If there's an Achilles or Thanatos jungle who ults your carry, there's not much you can do. One issue you will face is that when you ult an ally the enemy team will stop focusing them until your ult is gone. Try to be sure the enemy team is completely focused on that ally to catch them off guard with your ultimate.

You will want to focus leveling your 2 first, this helps with wave clear and is your main source of damage. Your 3 for a longer root duration, your 1 for a longer pull. I prioritize the 3 because your 1 can be cancelled, your 3 can't, not counting beads of course.

Always level your ult when you can, that way allies are always revived with the most hp possible. NEVER be afraid to ult yourself if you're the focus of a team fight, it is much better to be alive with no ult in a fight to help your team than it is to just be dead.

Team Work

One thing to remember is that your are the tank, sure. But you are not a traditional frontliner/initiator. Khepri is more at home locking down targets, and creating peel for your allies when it hits the fan. Remember this, its a lot easier to land an ult on an ally when you can see them, its hard to land it when you're initiating and they're all behind you. Always have an ally in your vision.

Summary

All in all Khepri is a well rounded god who can change the direction of a team fight. The enemy team can 100% focus an ally, and you can shut them down with your ultimate. He is not a in your face initiating guardian like Athena or Cerberus. He more truly fits the support role as Geb does. He is a very fun and highly satisfying god to play especially when you save an ally from certain death.

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