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Love, find your mark! - A Cupid Guide to all modes (S5, Patch 5.4)

March 16, 2018 by xmysterionz
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Smite God: Cupid

Item Purchase Order

Final build example

Build Item Transcendence
Build Item Ninja Tabi
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Poisoned Star
Build Item Deathbringer
Build Item The Executioner

Star items

Build Item Hunter's Blessing Build Item Morningstar Build Item Multi Potion Build Item Multi Potion Build Item Mana Potion Build Item Mana Potion Build Item Mana Potion

Core items

Build Item Transcendence Build Item Ninja Tabi

Bridge Items (choose one)

Build Item Ichaival Build Item Silverbranch Bow Build Item Asi

Critical strike items (choose two)

Build Item Rage Build Item Poisoned Star Build Item Malice Build Item Deathbringer Build Item Wind Demon

Last items (sell the bridge item) (choose two)

Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Build Item Qin's Sais Build Item The Executioner Build Item The Crusher Build Item Bloodforge

Situational Items

Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Build Item Hydra's Lament Build Item Titan's Bane

Defensive Items (Choose only one) (Situational)

Build Item Breastplate of Valor Build Item Genji's Guard Build Item Magi's Cloak Build Item Mantle of Discord Build Item Hide of the Urchin

God Skill Order

Heart Bomb

Heart Bomb 1 4 6 7 10 key bind

Share The Love

Share The Love 2 14 16 18 19 key bind


Flutter 3 8 11 12 15 key bind

Fields Of Love

Fields Of Love 5 9 13 17 20 key bind

Love, find your mark! - A Cupid Guide to all modes (S5, Patch 5.4)

March 16, 2018


Hi everyone, my name is x MysTeRioN z. I play this game on Xbox one.
I started playing Smite with Cupid and since this I haven't stopped.
I`m here to help you play with this little cute guy that can be very annoying and a really demon for the enemy team if used in the right way.

"Have you ever been so in love that you feel like your heart will explode?...Do you wanna be?" - Cupid

Recently I have heard this God is the Teemo of Smite (Teemo is a character from League of Legens that is cute, small, annoying, very good and is only played by people that don't have souls). I don't agree with that,
Cupid is cute, small, can be annoying but he is only Love <3. People that don't have soul (and brain) play as
Thanatos :v (I'm just kidding). Anyway, let's go to what matters.

I'm open to suggestions to make this guide even better, so don't forget to like this guide (if you liked) and tell me what I should improve, what I should change and if this guide was helpful for you.

Pros / Cons

"You can't stop true love!" - Cupid


  1. Good individual damage
    (He can have both Attack speed and power, making him a Killing machine in late game)

  2. Good cooldowns
    (They aren't low but aren't too high for what the skills offer)

  3. Good chaser
    (Can kill easily someone trying to escape since he have a skill that do a considerate dash and put, literally, a bomb that can't be remove on the target ( Heart Bomb) and it can stun the target to finish him if he didn't die.

  4. Very good teamwork
    (If you aren't the killing machine you are the assist machine providing A LOT OF kills to your team which is also good (except for your ego))

  5. Permanent Attack speed buff
    (Your 3rd skill Flutter gives you a permanent attack speed buff even when you don't use it. Just upgrade the skill and gain attack speed.)

  6. High sustain in battle
    (With some lifesteal, the skill Share The Love, a decent dash and some "play safe", only a really good gank or engage with more than 1 person can kill you and remember you can counter ganks with wards and the most part of enemy engages are predictable)

  7. A big trouble if use in the right way
    (People usually underestimate Cupid's power, thinking he is only a farm. But the point is: you can reach almost than 350 basic attack damage (plus the critics if you did), can fire 2 or more arrows per sec putting a bomb that can't be removed and slows the enemy, also you can heal yourself from part of the damage you take and if the enemy tries to escape alive you can do dash on him and fire a large radius field that slows him and he can't use any escape while in it stopping him when explode. For any other character that isn't a full protected God, this is more than enough to kill him easily.)

  8. Heals the team and himself
    (It can be somehow helpful to the team, but is not that things, but for you, it is VERY HELPFUL 'cause since you play safe, you don't take a lot of damage and the damage you take can be easily restored with it. If you do max cooldown (40%), you can regenerate 600 health (200 per heart) every 8 secs and you have 1885 health at maximum level, so almost the 1/3 of all your health can be regenerated.)

  9. Has a Escape
    (You have a quick dash that travel a nice distance and leave a trail to allies move faster too)

  10. A flexible God
    ( Cupid is flexible meaning you can play with him in a lot of roles and not only DUO as an ADC. You can do a Skill Based Cupid and play as Mid. He has a good mobility and his ultimate Fields Of Love is perfect in a gank so he can be a Jungler too. I've played against a Cupid in Solo and it worked pretty well too. So this little guy can be almost everything you want.)

  11. Very cute and lovely
    (The cutest voice lines and a such adorable character. Also gives you love advices: "Love is a Battlefield")

  12. The Cutest Cards in the game
    (His cards are the cutest in the entire game, there's no way to don't think it!)



  1. Very squishy
    (Dies very fast to almost everyone in the game and absolutely, any debuff can be the sentence to death to him, such a simple 1s stun or some crowd control such as 20% slow. That's the reason you should play safe)

  2. Your heal is not powerful enough
    (For you it's just ok, but for the team is not that thing. It's better than nothing, but any other healer do this job better than you.)

  3. Escape is good, but not great
    (In the early game is a such big cooldown (16s) so you have to use it wisely to always have an escape. Also, you CAN BE STOPPED while doing your dash and without your dash I'm almost sure you are dead. Beside it, it's not a leap and you don't become invisible or walk through walls limiting your escape potential.)

  4. Mesmerize effect in his ultimate is stopped if the enemy takes any kind of damage.
    (If it was a Stun will be very good, but I think it's gonna be OP, anyway, this effect is useful only if you are alone and trying to escape from someone so you slow the target and do a mesmerize effect gaining time to escape or if the target are far from you and you need to get closer to don't loose it (considering the target don't take any damage to wake him up, such as minions for example). Notice that if you do the item The Crusher, this effect is useless since the item passive will break it as soon as the Fields Of Love explode).

  5. The skills will be removed even when you miss it
    (You fired Fields Of Love wrong or Heart Bomb or even someone stopped your dash ( Flutter), it goes ANYWAY)

  6. Too much Mid-Late Game
    (Cupid only shines in mid to late game when at least 4 items from the build are done, before this, he needs a lot of game sense and you can only attack in the right moments or will be a farm bag to the enemy team)


"Love is a battlefield!" - Cupid


Type: Passive
Skill Type: Stacking Buff

Cupid stacks a heart with each basic attack (max 8 stacks). You have the following additional effects with the stacks:
  • Each heart stacked will increase in 2% your skills damage
  • Each heart stacked will increase in 2% your heal
    When all the 8 hearts are stacked you gain:
  • Mesmerized effect on his ultimate is doubled (1.5 secs to 3 secs).
  • Heart bomb when explode now will cause stun on all targets in the area.
    (This two skills will ALWAYS consume all stacks even when it's not at max.)


Heart Bomb

Type: Projectile

Cooldown: 12 secs
Hit Damage: 50/80/110/140/170 (+90% of your Physical Power) (Single Target)
Explosion Damage: 50/80/110/140/170 (+90% of your Physical Power) (In Area)

Cupid will fire an arrow charged with a heart. The target hit with this arrow will loose 20% of movement speed and the heart will stuck on him. After 3 seconds, the heart will explode causing damage to the target and all enemies in the area. If your passive is fully stacked, the explosion will cause 1s stun to the target and all enemies in the area.


Share the Love

Type: Ground Target

Cooldown: 14 secs
Heal: 30/50/70/90/110 (+25% of your Physical Power) per Heart

Cupid will fire 3 hearts on the ground that heals allies or himself. If an ally get it, it will regenerate Cupid's mana.



Type: Dash

Cooldown: 16-12 secs
Attack Speed increased: 4/8/12/16/20% (Passive)

Cupid dashes forward leaving a trail that increases in 30% all allies movement speed and himself when above it. Also Cupid gain a permanent attack speed buff by upgrading this skill.


Fields of Love

Type: Ground Target (Ultimate)

Cooldown: 90 secs
Damage: 220/300/380/460/540 (+100% of your Physical Power)

Cupid fires arrows with hearts in a large radius circle in the ground, preventing enemies from use movement skills and stopping them if they already used, slowing all the targets in 35%. After 2 seconds the arrows will explode causing damage and a mesmerize effect on the targets.

Tips and how to use

Skills Order

"All you need is love!" - Cupid

Here I'm going to help you choose what skill you should upgrade first and what is the priority. You can have a: High damage or High Sustain or even be Hybrid. I will explain each skill order below.

High Damage and High DPS (Standard upgrade to most game modes)

High Sustain (Recommend to Assault)

High Damage and Sustain (Situational)

Skills Combos

"This arrow is aimed at your heart!" - Cupid


Flutter + Heart Bomb + Basic Attacks

  • Excellent to chase an enemy with low health that is trying to escape. You will do damage hitting the heart, some basic attacks to increase the damage and the explosion from the heart you stuck will kill the target.
  • Be careful using this 'cause you won't have any escape until Flutter comes back.
  • If you are trying to escape, you can invert the order to stun an enemy chasing you and use your dash to go away from him.

  • Excellent to chase more than one enemy that is trying to escape OR to go quickly into the fight. Hit many targets with Fields Of Love and focus on 1 with the Heart Bomb and your basic attacks. I STRONGLY recommend that you fire first ]Heart bomb] and then [[Fields of Love 'cause if you are fully stacked, it's better the stun from Heart Bomb than the mesmerize effect doubled from Fields since this effect is broken with any damage.
  • If you are focusing in Burst damage, this is a VERY HIGH POWERFUL BURST DAMAGE.
  • You have to fire the Heart Bomb and next (very fast) the Fields Of Love to match the explosion time of both.
  • Be careful using this 'cause you won't have any escape until Flutter comes back.


Flutter + Fields of Love

  • Excellent to chase enemies that are going away and you are not sure if will hit the Heart Bomb.
  • Also the mesmerize effect from the Ultimate will stop the target for you hit the Heart Bomb if it didn't die.
  • If you are trying to escape and there is enemies chasing you, you can fire Fields Of Love at your position and do a dash to escape, If the enemy don't have a skill to go forward, you'll have a safe escape.


Heart Bomb + Fields of Love + Basic Attacks

  • Excellent to kill someone that is near to you or try to escape of you after loose a fight.
  • Your most powerful burst damage. Use and abuse of this combo.
  • If you fail to kill the target, use the Flutter to go away. This combo is very powerful in the early game and mid game, in late game still powerful, but not so much as it was.


"Everyone is looking for love, I'm gonna help you find it!" - Cupid

Here I will talk about some usually ADCs you may fight against, how difficult is play against him and what should you do to get a better result.

The Match-up can be:
  • Easy - Meaning this God is not a trouble for you and you can be more aggressive
  • Easy to medium - This God can make some problems to you.
  • Medium - It's something like equal to both sides
  • Medium to Hard - You are at disadvantage, so play safe
  • Hard - This will be a really problem and if you don't take enough care will die a lot.

This classifications are done thinking about these things:
1 vs 1 - How easy (or not) is defeat this god considering a 1 vs 1 fight.
Wave clear - Who clear the wave faster at early/mid game.
Teamfights - In a team fight (5 vs 5), how much this god will be a threat to you and to your team
Team work - How you work with your team vs How he will (probably) work with his team


Match-up = Easy to Medium



Match-up = Medium



Match-up = Easy



Match-up = Medium



Match-up = Hard



Match-up = Easy to medium



Match-up = Easy to Medium



Match-up = Medium



Match-up = Easy (until late game)
Match-up = Medium to Hard (in late game)



Match-up = Easy to medium



Match-up = Hard


More Matchups incoming

Combos and Duos

"Shot to the heart and I'm to blame, baby!" - Cupid
  • Ares


  • Odin


  • Tyr


  • Fenrir


  • Aphordite


  • Hades


  • Ganesha


  • Ymir


  • Khepri


  • Cerberus


I could put almost everyone in the game here because how I said, Cupid has a very good team work, and his skills works very well combined with almost every other character. I just chose the Gods that usually are used as support and/or combo well with Cupid.

More duos and combos incoming!

How to play with Cupid

"Alright let's get it on, hahahahaha!" - Cupid

Cupid, God of Love, a very nice and funny God to play. Here I will help you saying how you should play with him. If you haven't read the Skills right above, I suggest you do it before stars here. I considerate Cupid an Hybrid ADC (Half of your skills is focused in do damage on the enemy), so your build must considerate your skills and also your basic attacks.

Early Game


Mid Game


Late Game




Obs.: Change the skills from "default" to "instantaneous" in settings to get better responses (except Fields Of Love and the Heart Bomb).

Cupid on game modes

"Don't be afraid of love! Nobody has ever been hurt by love!" - Cupid

Here I will say how you should play depending what you're playing. The topic above was a general play and here is specific.


- Prioritize do a build to your role.



- Prioritize stop enemy team healing, healing yourself and your team.


Arena, Joust

- Prioritize do a lot of damage and, if necessary some protection.


Clash, Siege

- Prioritize do a lot of damage, if necessary some protection.



"Watch over me please!" - Cupid


Blue: Early Game
  • Put these 2 Wards as soon as possible to don't be ganked. Also don't put they too near the route 'cause some stealth assassins can pass through it easily.

Yellow: Mid Game
  • Put these wards in mid game (10-20min) to don't be ganked and know the enemy movement near you and your objectives. You have to keep putting this wards in late game too.

Yellow with Dark Red border: Mid Game agressive
  • It's optional these Wards. They are riskier to put but you and your team will know the enemy movement in the jungle from this side. You can put one in Golden Fury if you want. You have to keep putting this wards in late game too.

Red: Late game
  • Put this in late game to know if some enemy is trying to gank or to help you defend your objectives. Remember that an enemy with GOOD DAMAGE on Basic attacks and GOOD PENETRATION CAN DESTROY THE PHOENIX EASILY.

Red with Green border: Late game and Sentry Ward
  • Here it's not a simple Ward, you MUST put a Sentry Ward to detect enemy Wards 'cause this objectives are so much valuable and can't be lost. If you put one simple ward on the Golden Fury, change it in a Sentry.

Red with Dark Red border: Late game aggressive
  • If the risk is bigger, the award will also be bigger. You can put theses to know when an enemy entered into the Jungle from base.

Remember your team will be also Warding so if someone put a Ward on "your" location, change it and put on other.

Pay attention on the minimap, it CAN save your life!!!!


"Something to spread the love!" - Cupid

Conquest Build

Arena, Joust, Clash, Siege Build

Assault Build

Situational Items

Understand the 4 steps and rush the right item:
    The 4 questions to be answered:
  1. What is the problem?
  2. What item I did (or I intende to do that) won't help me or aren't helping me with this problem?
  3. What is the best item below that better solves my problem?
  4. Will I loose something very important to this match changing this item?
If you answer all this question in the right way, you will change the right item and the new one will helps you a lot. Choose wisely!!!!!

Defensive Items

"I've never needed clothes before!" - Cupid


Damage items

"This might be too big for me!" - Cupid



"I want it! I want it!" - Cupid

These are items with large cooldown that can help you in the battle or even save you life, so don't forget to get it before go to the battle. Relics are free, but can be upgraded for 500g. Players unlock their first Relic at
level 1, and their second Relic at level 12.

details about the relics

Random Facts

"True love never dies!" - Cupid

about Cupid (the God)

About the Smite Cupid (the playable character)

Final Considerations

"Don't break my heaaart!" - Cupid

So go ahead now
Let's break the enemy heart and share love to our team!!!!

I won't say Cupid is a hard God to play, but since he is squishy, is not that easy. My final considerations is that he is very funny to play and brings a big satisfaction feeling when you helps a lot the team (Killing or help to kill).

If you follow the tips and the builds here I'm sure you'll be EXCELENT as Cupid.

I intend update this Guide as soon as possible keeping it always updated, so check it with some frequency to see the new tips.

Special Thanks:
  • Jay R - The guy who did this amazing arts of minimal Cupid in the headers (Via ArtStation)
  • branmuffin17 - Who helped me with some tips and builds to this Guide.
  • icecoldpappsi - - Who helped me solving some errors.

That's it, thank you for reading my guide.




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