Diamond Kuzenbo player here, just so you know I'm not trolling ;-)
This is going to be as short as I can make it whilst being as informative as it needs to be.
*This is not your usual guardian or support build. I know there are better items for the team, better counters, better options for certain modes and situations, but they're for other builds and not this one.
Your comments are always valued and have even helped me change builds for the better, but in this case, we have one simple aim and unless there's a way to improve the build to achieve the aim more betterer, please just keep the comments to how great I am for sharing this :-) (jk)
Here's the plan - to build full CDR and have abilities available as often as we can, reflecting as much damage as possible and not losing HP or protections.
We want to be such an annoying threat that no enemy will want to engage because they know we have kappas and reflection available pretty much all the time.
'If you attack me, someone's going down, and it could well be you #sorrynotsorry'
It'll take a small amount of skill and timing-knowledge to pull this off to the best of it's potential, but once you nail it, you're going to have a lot of fun.
The numbers are as follows (correct me if these are inaccurate)
With the above build, you'll have:
267 Physical protections
233 Magical protections
3150 HP with 40 HP5
1330 Mana with a massive 70 MP5
and 40% cooldown reduction with extra perks to get that down even further
See what I mean about still having the health and protections?
Excellent, you're a good lil kappa.
Positives of this build:
We stay relevant as a tank and support
Extremely dangerous despite building no damage items
A risky target for almost any enemy
Major pain in the botty
Enemies will have to try and counter you as your CDR and huge MP5 means there's rarely a situation where your kit is down and you're vulnerable
You will get kills from enemies unloading their kit on you
Negatives of this build:
*quick note on Starter Items*
Depending on the mode and role you're playing, you'd choose the relevant starter item. I won't go into them here but I will say the usual ones apply
Shoes of Focus
10% of the 40 CDR we'll have at the end. Mana and much needed movement speed.
Hide of the Nemean Lion
Choose tier one of this before boots if you want a bit of physical protection against, say an enemy carry or solo-laner. Then buy full boots and then complete Nemean.
Up to you, really.
Gauntlet of Thebes
This is the only team-oriented item you're getting. When built fully, you've got 200 health and 50 protections, as well as an aura that gives your nearby allies a bit of a protections boost too. the HP5 is also welcome.
You can get Hide of the Urchin instead if you like, but the mana isn't needed at this stage and the HP5 is nice on the gauntlet (plus I'm a support main and I can't bring myself to go full selfish and have no team auras)
Right, this one is important. We're getting health, magical protections and another 10% CDR. However, it's the passive that makes this the anti-mage pick for this setup.
When you're damaged by some magical dude, your cooldowns are reduced instantly by 3 seconds. OK, this is only allowed every 30 seconds, but that's not long to wait at all.
What the passive means for us is that when you combine it with the CDR on Nene Kappa and Sumo Slam when we get hit using Shell Spikes, we can effectively have constant kappas available, especially when we get full CDR later on.
*Feel free to get this earlier if you're facing a magical enemy in early game.
Get this 5th or last, depending on situation.
300 health, another 10% CDR and some movement speed. Nice. Add in the 30% CDR on relics and the Shield of Thorns you definitely bought as one of you relics (likely 2nd) will be up a lot more regularly. With thorns up often, your kappas and built in reflections and the CDR from the Genji's passive, you're now more of a troll than a turtle.
Mantle of Discord
Get this before the relic dagger if you're in more need of protections that health.
10% CDR caps the cooldown (let's take a sec to lol at the Genji's passive again) we get a whopping 60 of each protection and a free stun for team fights (like a mini Geb ult)
Acorn of Yggdrasil
A quick one on Shield of Thorns
Get it and don't be tempted to choose something else. Without this, the whole reflect aim of the build is gone and buying relic dagger was pointless. Sure, we have a built in reflect and Nemean, but we really want Thorns. Trust pls ;-)
We now have full CDR, kappas are literally available one after the other and we're reflecting so much damage on the attacker that they'll either kill themselves or they'll have checked your build (everyone should be doing this) and will be avoiding you or trying to counter you (good luck with that)
Just a few things you can do if your heart seeks the fun and laffs:
Fun thing: Jump in the middle of a 1v1 boxing match and body-block while hitting your reflections.
Likely outcome: Enemy dies, ally doesn't
Thanks for reading. Again, all comments appreciated, but please remember this is a build with one aim in mind and it isn't a typical support guardian or solo lane setup. If you have ideas to change items that'd help get the aim achieved more successfully, please let me know.
If your amendment ideas don't help the aim of the build, you're trying to make a different build.
I hope some of you guys try this out and have fun with it. It's really satisfying IMO.
My other builds please:
Bastet Conquest - https://www.smitefire.com/smite/guide/atomic-kitten-guide-for-s5-conquest-17035
Xing Tian Conquest Support - https://www.smitefire.com/smite/guide/s5-conquest-support-build-and-guide-19735
Kuzenbo 4,000 HP build - https://www.smitefire.com/smite/guide/4-000-hp-support-conquest-20763
And my fave: Geb Conquest support - https://www.smitefire.com/smite/guide/you-rock-full-build-and-guide-for-conquest-20739
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