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LOKI - RANKED CONQUEST SOLO BUILDS (Patch S8.4)

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9.4
by tokarev updated May 2, 2021

Smite God: Loki

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Loki Build

Core Pen Build Example (Sell Boots Late)

Notes This Build concentrates on Penetration bringing you to 40% max pen. With this build, you can split push more without engaging in team fights too much.

I go this build if I see the following:

- 1: A Hou Yi is on the enemy team
- 2: The enemy comp is tankier than squishy

There are more variables Then the 2 above that I mentioned, but those 2 are always going to be this pen build

Sell Boots to buy Elixir of Speed and get any Situational Item of your choice.

Notes

This Build concentrates on Penetration bringing you to 40% max pen. With this build, you can split push more without engaging in team fights too much.

I go this build if I see the following:

- 1: A Hou Yi is on the enemy team
- 2: The enemy comp is tankier than squishy

There are more variables Then the 2 above that I mentioned, but those 2 are always going to be this pen build

Sell Boots to buy Elixir of Speed and get any Situational Item of your choice.

Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Dominance Dominance
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane

Start

Notes There are multiple starts you can go with Loki. This is just my personal favorite because Bluestone Pendant allows for much better wave clear. Especially with the new 8.4 update Bluestone Pendant got a buff from 10 to 15 Physical power.

Chalice of Healing is super usual and I use it throughout the whole game, with the addition of Multi Potions you are able to stay in lane much longer and get full boots.

Alternative starts could be:
Charged Morningstar
Warrior's Axe


Now the relic start should be dependent on the enemy comp, I personally like starting with Teleport Glyph most of the time. However, if you're facing a lot of CC in solo, like Hades, for example, I'd always go for Purification Beads.

Notes

There are multiple starts you can go with Loki. This is just my personal favorite because Bluestone Pendant allows for much better wave clear. Especially with the new 8.4 update Bluestone Pendant got a buff from 10 to 15 Physical power.

Chalice of Healing is super usual and I use it throughout the whole game, with the addition of Multi Potions you are able to stay in lane much longer and get full boots.

Alternative starts could be:

Charged Morningstar
Warrior's Axe


Now the relic start should be dependent on the enemy comp, I personally like starting with Teleport Glyph most of the time. However, if you're facing a lot of CC in solo, like Hades, for example, I'd always go for Purification Beads.

Build Item Bluestone Pendant Bluestone Pendant
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
5
Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Situational Items

Notes Bloodforge If you are team fighting a lot and want increased survivability.

Brawler's Beat Stick If there is a lot of healing on the enemy team

Magi's Cloak If you are facing a lot of CC

Serrated Edge My personal Favourite - Just a good around stat item, if you need extra movement speed and Burst through the passive

The Crusher If you need a lot more burst through abilities

Arondight If you are facing other invisible gods like The Morrigan or Ao Kuang

Notes

Bloodforge If you are team fighting a lot and want increased survivability.

Brawler's Beat Stick If there is a lot of healing on the enemy team

Magi's Cloak If you are facing a lot of CC

Serrated Edge My personal Favourite - Just a good around stat item, if you need extra movement speed and Burst through the passive

The Crusher If you need a lot more burst through abilities

Arondight If you are facing other invisible gods like The Morrigan or Ao Kuang

Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Arondight Arondight

Relic Choices

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune

Loki's Skill Order Notes The reason for maxing out the Vanish is because it's simply the most hard-hitting ability in Loki's kit. After that, you want to Prioritize Flurry Strike to increase speed in wave clear.

Please NOTE that the Leveling order for the Jungle build is different.

Notes

The reason for maxing out the Vanish is because it's simply the most hard-hitting ability in Loki's kit. After that, you want to Prioritize Flurry Strike to increase speed in wave clear.

Please NOTE that the Leveling order for the Jungle build is different.

Vanish

1 X Y
Vanish
3 6 7 8 9

Agonizing Visions

2 A B
Agonizing Visions
2 17 18 19 20

Flurry Strike

3 B A
Flurry Strike
1 4 10 11 12

Assassinate

4 Y X
Assassinate
5 13 14 15 16
Vanish
3 6 7 8 9

Vanish

1 X
Loki disappears in a puff of smoke. While invisible, he moves faster, removes Slow effects, and gains immunity to Slow effects. His next Basic Attack from stealth (or for 2s after) applies a bleed to his target, dealing damage every .5s and reveals Loki. If Loki takes damage while in stealth he will be revealed for .33s.

Ability Type: Melee Target
Damage per Tick: 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 (+25% of your Physical Power)
Maximum Damage: 120 / 180 / 240 / 300 / 360 (+100% of your Physical Power)
Damage Duration: 2s
Stealth Duration: 4s
Stealth Movement Speed: 35%
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 15s
Agonizing Visions
2 17 18 19 20

Agonizing Visions

2 A
Loki summons a vision of his tortured past at a target location for 4s. Enemies in range of the vision feel the poison themselves, taking damage and having their Damage Dealt reduced. This effect stacks up to 4 times. If an enemy gets 4 stacks they become Blinded, allowing Loki to benefit from Behind You! from any direction for 3s.

Ability Type: Circle
Damage: 13 / 18 / 23 / 28 / 33 (+15% of your Physical Power)
Enemy Damage Dealt: -5% for 2.5s
Vision Lifetime: 4s
Radius: 25
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 12s
Flurry Strike
1 4 10 11 12

Flurry Strike

3 B
Loki unleashes a flurry of 5 dagger strikes quickly in front of him, damaging and slowing enemies hit by 15% for 3 seconds. After this flurry he winds up for a final heavy strike that deals higher damage and slowing enemies hit by 30% for 3s. Loki cannot be knocked up while firing this ability. This ability can benefit from Behind You!

Ability Type: Cone
Flurry Damage: 19 / 28 / 37 / 46 / 55 (+25% of your Physical Power)
Final Damage: 55 / 75 / 95 / 115 / 135 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Range: 20
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 12s
Assassinate
5 13 14 15 16

Assassinate

4 Y
Upon activation, Loki teleports to his ground target location. If an enemy god is within the radius, Loki will slice that target doing damage and crippling them for 1s. After he teleports he will wind up a heavier strike, damaging all enemies in front of him and stunning them.

Ability Type: Teleport
Cripple Damage: 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+35% of your Physical Power)
Heavy Damage: 100 / 145 / 190 / 235 / 280 (+90% of your Physical Power)
Stun: 1s
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Loki Threats

Tap each threat level to view Loki’s threats

Max
5
Major
0
Even
0
Minor
0
Tiny
0

Introduction

Welcome to my guide/build for:

Loki, The Cunning Trickster

My name is Tokarev. I am a Competitive player who plays ranked all day long as a LOKI MAIN and have reached Masters almost every split. Because of this, my most played role is obviously the solo lane and occasionally in the carry lane, but I do dabble in other roles from time to time.

If you don't believe me below are a few screenshots :D I by no means have the most stars on Loki (obviously) but I do enjoy playing him a lot and figured id share with people what works for me.

My Current Competitive RANK as of 7.9

My Stars on Loki as of 7.9


My Current Competitive RANK as of 8.4

My Stars on Loki as of 8.4


You can see I'm above 3K MMR so I'm very close to Grandmasters with Loki and my stars increased from 7.9 to 8.4 update

This is my second smitefire guide, my first was a Chernobog guide when he was first released but is now outdated.

Please feel free to give feedback and have a meaningful discussion! Questions are always welcome :)

So have fun getting BM'd by your teammates all you lonely Loki players!



Credits to Branmuffin17 for helping me make some touches on the guide!

Thoughts on the Loki Rework

This rework is very bad in my opinion and I'm not surprised because High-rez has a bad reputation on their reworks

The main reason Low-rez was doing the rework in the first place was to make his jungling better, provide more teamfight potential, and steer away from split pushing. And they only achieved one of those 3 which is making his jungling better, obviously, he clears jungle camps much better than before but that's all. His 1 got Nerfed hard cause they added that laugh sound, his 2 is supposed to provide more teamfight/AOE damage but its the worst ability in his kit because no one is gonna stand in that circle for more than 2 seconds, and his blind isnt actually a blind. His 3 is toooo long and not even CC immune? If you're building crit, and thats fully online its better to abilty cancel the 3 into an auto attack, which says a lot about this ability - useless other than for jungle camps. Finally his Ult just takes too long.

This rework also made Loki a Bruiser warrior because of all the tick damage in his kit, he's technically only viable as a bruiser but I make him work full damage because he's only fun to play that way. But I refuse to play him bruiser and hope they revert this really bad rework.

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neshama | May 5, 2021 7:17am
Full damage loki on Solo with a Teleport... And maxing Vanish... I really do doubt you do well with it on 3k mmr, everything about this guide is wrong
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tokarev | May 5, 2021 9:29am
Hey there,

Full damage loki is actually very viable - yes he is riskier to play that way but there's much more carry potential (which is evident if you take a look at my game history). And it obviously works if I got 3k MMR with loki only.

And picking Teleport is a personal preference, thats why I have relic options in my guide. I also mentioned in my guide that your relic choice should be match dependent on the enemy comp. I dont always go teleport, obviously, if there is a hades or fenrir for example I always go Beads.

Finally the reason behind maxing vanish has several benefits over maxing out flurry strike:

1. Maxing out the Vanish actually does a lot more damage to the enemy over flurry strike
2. You dont want to go past level 2 on your flurry strike because you full clear the minion wave with your 2-3 combo at level 2 flurry strike, so why level the flurry strike past that when vanish hits harder? Why waste points where you can put it somewhere else?
3. Maxing out vanish gives you more kill potential on ganks over in middle lane vs the flurry strike

Finally I'm assuming you prefer a bruiser/tank type loki build? A build like that works very well on loki as well, and I actually play loki Bruiser from time to time, but that's only if a enemy comp is fully countering me. I don't enjoy playing loki warrior because that's just very boring to play that way.

Overall I dont think there's anything wrong with my guide as it's proven to work in higher-level play.
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Branmuffin17 (343) | May 5, 2021 9:37am
Excellent reply w/ solid explanations and without taking offense to the comment. These are the types of responses we want. And I mean...c'mon, you actually provided some proof of your rank!

*Edit* Actually, would really like to see a gameplay vid, or some tips on how to get the most out of an aggressive solo build w/ combos, tips, etc.
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