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Love, find your mark! - A (Lovely and) Complete Guide for all modes (S9, 9.6)

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7.6
by xmysterionz updated June 18, 2022

Smite God: Cupid

Build Guide Discussion 115 More Guides
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Cupid Build

Nuke Love Bomb (Crit Build)

Notes You may pick Death's Temper late game if you want.

Shadowsteel Shuriken is a replacement against lifesteal and HP regen in general. So if you are facing an Anubis, Freya, Aphrodite, etc., consider to build it.

Notes

You may pick Death's Temper late game if you want.

Shadowsteel Shuriken is a replacement against lifesteal and HP regen in general. So if you are facing an Anubis, Freya, Aphrodite, etc., consider to build it.

Build Item Death's Embrace Death's Embrace
Build Item Ichaival Ichaival
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Silverbranch Bow Silverbranch Bow
Build Item Wind Demon Wind Demon
Build Item Envenomed Deathbringer Envenomed Deathbringer

Love Machine Gun (No-crit build)

Notes You may pick Death's Temper late game if you want.

Toxic Blade is a replacement against lifesteal and HP regen in general. So if you are facing an Anubis, Freya, Aphrodite, etc., consider to build it.

Notes

You may pick Death's Temper late game if you want.

Toxic Blade is a replacement against lifesteal and HP regen in general. So if you are facing an Anubis, Freya, Aphrodite, etc., consider to build it.

Build Item Death's Embrace Death's Embrace
Build Item Ichaival Ichaival
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Silverbranch Bow Silverbranch Bow
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Dominance Dominance

Situational items

Notes Items that might work in specific situations (choose it wisely).
Check the "Builds" section for more information.

Notes

Items that might work in specific situations (choose it wisely).
Check the "Builds" section for more information.

Build Item Ichaival Ichaival
Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Asi Asi

Relics

Notes Pls read the relics section to understand each choice!!

Notes

Pls read the relics section to understand each choice!!

Build Item Temporal Beads Temporal Beads
Build Item Aegis of Acceleration Aegis of Acceleration
Build Item Aegis of Judgement Aegis of Judgement
Build Item Chaotic Beads Chaotic Beads
Build Item Cloak of Ascetic Cloak of Ascetic

Cupid's Skill Order Notes When you reach level 8, you may wait until level 9 so you can upgrade both your 1 and ulti.

Notes

When you reach level 8, you may wait until level 9 so you can upgrade both your 1 and ulti.

Heart Bomb

1 X Y
Heart Bomb
1 4 6 7 8

Share The Love

2 A B
Share The Love
3 10 11 12 14

Flutter

3 B A
Flutter
2 15 16 18 19

Fields Of Love

4 Y X
Fields Of Love
5 9 13 17 20
Heart Bomb
1 4 6 7 8

Heart Bomb

1 X
Cupid fires an arrow of love at the target, causing damage when it hits and slowing them. After a short time, the targets heart explodes, dealing the damage again to the target and all enemies within the radius. If Cupid has Lovestruck fully stacked then all enemies in the explosion radius are Stunned for 1s. Minions take an additional 50% damage from the initial hit and the explosion.

Ability Type: Projectile
Damage: 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Damage (Both Hits): 100 / 160 / 220 / 280 / 340 (+160% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 20%
Time to Detonate: 3s
Radius: 25
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 12s
Share The Love
3 10 11 12 14

Share The Love

2 A
Cupid places 3 floating hearts at his ground target location that heal himself or allied gods when picked up. Cupid regenerates mana for each heart that is picked up by an ally.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Heal per Heart: 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 (+20% of your Physical Power)
Mana Regen per Heart: 30
Heart Lifetime: 8s
Cost: 50
Cooldown: 14s
Flutter
2 15 16 18 19

Flutter

3 B
Cupid flutters quickly forward, leaving a trail behind him that increases all allies' movement speed. Cupid also gains passive attack speed with this skill.

Ability Type: Dash
Movement Speed: 30%
Attack Speed (Passive) : 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20%
Trail Lifetime: 6s
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12s
Fields Of Love
5 9 13 17 20

Fields Of Love

4 Y
Cupid fires arrows of love at his ground target location slowing enemies in the area and crippling them, preventing movement abilities. The arrows grow and explode, dealing damage and mesmerizing enemies. Any damage done breaks the effect. If Cupid has 8 stacks of Lovestruck, he gets an extra Mesmerize time.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 220 / 300 / 380 / 460 / 540 (+100% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 35%
Mesmerize: 1.5 / 3s
Radius: 35
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 100s

Cupid Threats

Tap each threat level to view Cupid’s threats

Max
2
Major
0
Even
4
Minor
4
Tiny
1

Cupid Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Cupid’s synergies

Ideal
1
Strong
3
OK
2
Low
1
None
1

Introduction




Art by Hadassa
My name is x MysTeRioN z, a majority Xbox Player but sometimes I play on PC too. I'm a Brazilian nice guy who likes to play FPS, Racing, Plataform and RPG games. I like to study and read when I'm not playing and I'm also studying to be a lawyer.
My Xbox Gamertag is the same as here: x MysterioN z.


Hello guys, today I'm bringing the most complete Cupid guide you will see on this site for now:v
My objective with this guide is to go into all possible details and describe almost any possible item/situation to you and explain what you should do and why and all tips possibles to play with him, no matter how much I will have to write to do so.


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

Best phrase in the entire game hahaha

Recently I have heard this God is the Teemo of Smite (Teemo is a character from League of Legends that is cute, small, annoying, and is only played by people that don't have souls). Yes, he is but who cares? :p
People that don't have a soul (and brain) play as He Bo, Ao Kuang (braindead as Master Yi)... (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.

You are reading a CERTIFIED GUIDE!!!

check here

Stats


"I'm so sweet" - Bee Cupid

General
Health: 445 (+72)
Mana: 230 (+39)
Speed: 365 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 0.95 (+1.8%)
Regen
HP5: 8 (+0.67)
MP5: 4.6 (+0.35)
Protection
Magical: 30 (+0.9)
Physical: 11 (+3)
Basic Attack
Damage: 35 (+ 2.3) (+100% of your Physical Power)
Progression: None
.
.

Pros / Cons


"Can't touch this, honey" - Bee Cupid

Pros
  1. Easy to play
  2. Great Burst Potential
  3. Decent Cooldowns
  4. Permanent Attack Speed Buff
  5. High Sustain in the lane
  6. Has a good escape
  7. Utility God
  8. Very cute and Lovely
  9. Cutest cards of all
    the game
Art by vangel4e via DeviantArt
Cons
  1. Very Squishy
  2. Your healing isn't useful in team fights
  3. Good escape but not great
  4. Mesme effect on ulti is broke by damage
  5. Only 2 damage Skills
  6. Falls at late game
  7. Extremely annoying VP (The Default)

details


Skills


"Love is a battlefield!" - Cupid

Lovestruck


Type: Passive
Skill Type: Stacking Buff


Cupid fall in love with everything he hits, with more love, more powerful he becomes. He stacks a heart with each basic attack he hits (max 8 stacks). He will have the following additional effects with the stacks:
  • Each heart stacked will increase by 2% the damage of your skills
  • Each heart stacked will increase by 2% your healing
    When all the 8 hearts are stacked you also gain:
  • Mesmerized effect on his ultimate ( Fields Of Love) is doubled (from 1.5 secs to 3 secs).
  • Heart bomb when explode now will cause a 1s stun on all targets in the area.
    (These two skills will ALWAYS consume all stacks even when it's not at max.)

TIPS AND HOW TO USE


Heart Bomb


Type: Projectile


Cooldown: 12 secs
Hit Damage: 50/80/110/140/170 (+75% of your Physical Power) (Single Target)
Explosion Damage: 50/80/110/140/170 (+75% of your Physical Power) (In Area)

Cupid fires his famous arrow charged with a heart. The target hit with this arrow will lose 20% of movement speed and the heart will stick on him. After 3 seconds, the heart will explode causing damage to the target and all enemies in the area. If Cupid totally fell in love (your passive is fully stacked), the explosion will cause 1s stun to the target and all enemies in the area. Minions of all types take an additional 50% damage on both hits.

TIPS AND HOW TO USE

Example Video


Share the Love


Type: Ground Target


Cooldown: 14 secs
Heal: 30/50/70/90/110 (+20% of your Physical Power) per Heart

Cupid show to all teammates and himself the face of love throwing 3 hearts on the ground that heals allies or himself if picked up. If an ally gets it, it will regenerate Cupid's mana based on how much Cupid is feeling loved (how many stacks you have on your passive).

TIPS AND HOW TO USE

Example Video


Flutter


Type: Dash


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

Cupid dashes forward leaving a trail of love 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 to help him spread the love.

TIPS AND HOW TO USE

Example Video


Fields of Love


Type: Ground Target (Ultimate)


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

Cupid quickly shoots all his love arrows into the air that quickly lands, forming a large radius circle in the ground, preventing enemies from use movement skills, keeping them close to his love, and also slowing all the targets in 35%. Then, after 2 seconds the hearts on the arrows will explode causing damage and a hypnotizing (mesmerizing effect) for all the targets affected by the explosion.

Tips and how to use

Example Video


Skills Order


"True love never dies!" - Cupid

Art by pushimaru via DeviantArt
On this section I'm going to help you choose what skill you should upgrade first and what are the priorities depending of your play style. You can have a: High damage leveling order, focusing on DPS and damage, a High Sustain leveling order
focusing on maximize your sustain in lane, or even be Hybrid. I will explain each skill order right below click on the spoilers to understand each one.

High Damage and Sustain (Standard Lvl Order)

High Damage and DPS (When you rush Lifesteal)

High Sustain (Exclusive to Assault)


Skills Combos


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



Wave clear


Heart bomb + Basic Attacks (AA)

Take my love (Details)


Poking your enemy

+ +
Basic Attack + Heart bomb + Basic Attack

Quick kaboom (Details)


Chasing your enemy

+ +
Flutter + Heart bomb + Fields of Love

Are you running from my love? (Details)


Exploding your enemy

+
Heart bomb + Fields of Love

Explosive Love (Details)


Trying to RUNAAAWWWAAYYY

+
Fields of Love + Flutter

If you are the prey (Details)


How to play with Cupid


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


Art by ezpups via DeviantArt
Cupid, God of Love, a very nice and fun/funny God to play, and also a bit easy. Here I will help you by saying how you should play with him, the general gameplay.

If you haven't read the Skills sections right above, I suggest you do it before starts here.

I consider Cupid a Hybrid ADC, which means that you have 2 or all your 4 skills applying damage on the enemy, so the general recommendation is always to build something focusing a bit on power and pen for your skills but also a bit of Attack Speed and benefits from basic attacks so you can have the best of both worlds.



Early Game



Key parts of early gameplay: Farming, HP and Mana Care, Moderate Aggressive playstyle, Attacking the tower, Wards, Ganks, Positioning, Sustain, Fighting, and Poking.

early game in details


Mid Game




Key parts of mid gameplay: Keep the Farming, Staying alone at lane, Aggressive playstyle, Rotating, Wards, Objectives.

Mid gameplay in details


Late Game




Key parts of late gameplay: Farming Occasionally, Grouping Up, Self Peeling, Wards, Objectives, Late game Teamfights.

Late gameplay in details


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

Tips for Game Modes


"Don't be afraid of love! Nobody has ever been hurt by love!" - Cupid (that's a lie hahaha)


Here you will see specific tips to the game modes. Follow the conquest tips plus everything you find here.


Conquest


details


Assault


details

Arena


details

Joust and Slash


details

Warding


"Watch over me please!" - Cupid


To do theses images, I CONSIDERED I SPAWNED AS ORDER SIDE, the light blue team.

I will show you how to warding the DUO, usually, the place you will play with Cupid and some places additionally that may be useful. To see a complete section about warding check these two options:

Bran's The Overarching Conquest Guide

DON'T FORGET TO USE Vision Shard A (LIMITED BUT) FREE WARD!!!!



Early Game



These are the first minutes of the match (0:00 to 10~13:00) until you get your first items online (2 ~ 3 items).


details

Mid Game



This is when you get strong enough to take care of yourself, so your support goes rotate (something around 13:00 ~ 20:00 minutes), and is when you get your 3rd, 4th (sometimes even the 5th) item online. You may find something like this at your minimap (the first tower of each lane should be gone or is almost falling).


details


Late Game



This is when you finish your build (something from 20:00 until the end of the match). With all items online you and your team (and your enemies) are strong and teams usually group up here to do the remaining objectives. Wards here are used to know the enemies' movements and stop "split-pushes" or precious objectives such as the Fire Giant as well punish enemies walking alone. Here your towers have probably fallen and you need to protect your phoenixes, the last block to the titan.


details

Remember your team will be (or at least should be) also Warding, so if someone put a Ward on "your" location, change it and put it on another place.

Pay attention to the minimap, it CAN save your life!!!! When the beep plays and you see an enemy on the ward is recommended to retreat unless you know what you are doing!!!

Builds


"Something to spread the love!" - Cupid


There are important thing wrote on notes section, please, read it before read here!!!!!


How to Build

Now I will talk about how you should build the little chubby boy properly, what your build must have to be decent and viable on a Cupid.



how to build


Builds


Details


Situational Items


details

Relics


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






These are active items with a large cooldown that can help you in the battle or even save your life, so don't forget to get them before going to the battle. Relics are free, but can be upgraded for 300g. Then you can choose between 2 variants that has additional effects for extra 500 gold. Players unlock their first Relic at level 1, and their second Relic at level 12 over Vision Shard.

details about the relics



Random Facts


"What a scared bee calls? Boobees!!!" - Ghost Cupid
Best joke from the game hahahaha


about Cupid (the God)

About the Smite Cupid (the playable character)

cupid just want to ask…

Cupid after all the nerfs (again)


Final Considerations



“Hocus, Smokus, Simsalabim, I am here so now we are sure to win!”
(Mighty Mage Cupid)


My final considerations are that he is very funny to play and brings a big satisfaction feeling when you help 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.



Special Thanks:
  • Tlaloc - The guy who inspired me with his original cupid guide.
  • Zennore - The guy who did this amazing art of cute Cupid in the headers (Via DeviantArt).
  • branmuffin17- The big "brain", who helped me with some tips and builds to this Guide.
  • icecoldpappsi - Who helped me to solve some mistakes.
  • Everyone else that put feedback into comments section <3



Check my guides:



Art by Zennore via DeviantArt
and HiRez via Youtube


This guide took me a lot of efforts to be made so let me know your opinion and if you liked it, don't forget to leave your comment and especially your upvote ;)


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


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2
TheEinherjar | April 21, 2022 3:31pm
Cupid also synergises well with Khepri!
1
xmysterionz (64) | April 24, 2022 11:27am
Yes indeed
1
DV-8 (30) | February 1, 2022 10:39am
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xmysterionz (64) | February 2, 2022 6:28am
I mean, cupid doesn't have giant active AS steroids, so he wouldn't be able to take good advantage of the passive. Does it worth so much to completely ignore the passive?
1
Kriega1 (133) | February 2, 2022 7:55am
It's a 20% pen item?

You could do like:

Embrace, Crusher (Silver), Asi, Wind, Exe, DB

Temper, Crusher (Silver), Asi, Wind, Exe, DB (Alternatively, could consider, Temper, Crusher (Dom), Asi, Wind, Silver, DB but Exe is an nice cheap spike so i'd rather go the Exe version).

Ornate/Temper, Devo's, Ata, Wind, Silver, DB
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Branmuffin17 (370) | February 2, 2022 7:55am
I would say, if you have % pen already in your kit (e.g. WD passive, maybe even Dom), Silver's 20% synergizes very well with it. The stats are strong, and that makes it probably a legitimate choice even if you don't use the passive, but it's also not one I'd consider as much on someone like Cupid.

But if you're facing a tank-heavy comp...Devo's or Asi, Temper or Ornate, WD, DB, Silver and Dom would give you crazy pen with otherwise very well-rounded stats.
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Branmuffin17 (370) | February 1, 2022 10:49am
Couple other thoughts...Ata looks like it's often replaced late game. One consideration you might make is when getting Ata, delay WD a bit, rush DB a bit earlier. Something like Temper Devo's Ata Exe DB WD replace Ata w/ Qin's.

For the non-crit build, additional situational items might include O-Bow (I see you mention replacing Crusher late w/ it, but you might just show 7 items w/ O-bow last), and if the enemy isn't bursty, you might consider switching Temper for Embrace. As DV8 likes to point out, Embrace by itself allows you to tank / solo the FG...not that you should be planning to do that, but your sustain is soooooo strong when you get Embrace.
1
xmysterionz (64) | February 2, 2022 8:54am
I will add qins replacement as an option and add the obow icon on the no-crits build
1
xmysterionz (64) | February 1, 2022 9:31am
Finally updated to season 9!!
Comments below this are from Season 8 and the ones above from Season 9!
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Lalaboompoo | March 22, 2021 3:36pm
which of the builds available has the strongest late game? There are a lot of builds here and dont know what to go with as im still new, any advice?
1
xmysterionz (64) | March 23, 2021 9:46am
It all depends of the enemy composition. The "main build" is the most balanced, you can either kill tanks very fast (usually a warrior and guardian building hp and defenses) while also doing reasonable damage to squishy targets (people who don't bulid protections and hp).

However, on "burst crit" and "sustain crit" you can obliterate squishies but not so much tanks.

So if you have a standard composition, with 2 tanks (or more, like a bruiser/tank jg) I'd build the "main build", if the enemy Comp doesn't have tanks or just 1 tank I'd go with crit builds.
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Branmuffin17 (370) | February 18, 2021 10:54am
Yo Myst.

So to be honest, I've barely used the Death's Toll starter. I've tried both Cowl and Arrow, and like both. I'll start with that top DT build, but it's on theory rather than experience.

On the DT build, I feel it doesn't have enough AS to fully utilize Qin's. Berserker's is very popular right now, and I think is often built in the 4th spot. I'd personally delay Exe until later, or option it with Dom. Like...DT -> Devo's -> Ninja -> Berserker's -> Qin's or Exe -> Exe or Qin's. That gets you 2.165 AS base at level 20 (without Berserker's passive in effect which will be 2.355), which is sufficient for Qin's. If you don't have Berserker's in there, you'll be just below 2.0.

When I look at your Cowl Utility build, all I see is empty mana. When I've run it, your Share The Love at level 3 is barely enough to keep you up, and once the Supp leaves, you've got zero mana sustain.

To solve that, you can be weird and continue picking up a mana potion or two on backs, but the main solution is to get mana or MP5 fairly early.

As such, I think Cowl is best paired with Trans over Devo's...or you can go for Dom 3rd (after boots), since it has MP5. Cowl -> Ninja -> Dom -> Asi etc.

On the Cowl Crit build, I 100% would go Ninja Tabi over Warrior Tabi. You have the same mana issues there, so you could option into Trans over Devo's. Significantly less lifesteal, but Cowl does have the lifesteal.

On the anti-heal build, I think Toxic should probably come later. If anything, get Qin's in there early so your DPS curve is a bit better. Also, I think I'd personally go Arrow over DT in that build.

On the farm build, you can option into either Qin's or crits. I've liked Gilded -> Devo's -> Ninja -> Fail -> Wind -> Exe or Dom, upgrade to Ornate.

Thoughts?
1
xmysterionz (64) | January 25, 2021 4:55pm
Comments below this are from Season 7 and the ones above from Season 8!
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MegaMattEX | January 13, 2021 12:09am
If you want to be more effective, don't prioritise your 2. 3's passive 20% attack speed heavily outweigh's the Utility of 2. If you or your teammates need the 110 odd HP, they would just use Supp or hell, even a pot. Very valuable utility late game, but not your priority at all. You're better off buying health/multi's.
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xmysterionz (64) | January 13, 2021 4:39pm
It is a very good healing if you pick all the 3 hearts plus you can outsustain your enemy if you have upgraded it. The AS is nice but honestly being 100% safe against pokes seems way more heavily on the balance
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xmysterionz (64) | March 23, 2020 2:16pm
Reworked the Entire "How to play" section. Feedback is appreciate.
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Branmuffin17 (370) | March 23, 2020 3:14pm
"I consider Cupid an Hybrid ADC (Half of your skills is focused on damages)"

You should switch the part in parentheses to (half of your damage is provided by your skills) or something to that effect. Although it's also basically true that 2 of your 4 abilities deal damage, what you're mostly doing is focusing on your 1 to significantly support your damage output.

One thing you could add to the early game if you want to be extremely detailed is how you prefer to use your heart bomb. Front minions, back minions, use for poke, etc.

On the "attack the enemy tower" portion, you might also mention higher safety if you know where the jungle is and your ult is up. Say you've forced the enemy to back. If you're then pushing lane and hitting tower, when the enemy comes back to lane (you can easily throw your ult down across the lane behind you to slow them down...that's of course if you're not going for kills and focusing on tower and farm at the time.

In the "sustain" section, note the misspelling of sustain firstly. Then, you say "you also gain mana every time an ally heals you" so you should correct that.

In your late game objectives section, you say you don't have the highest DPS...but all the times before, you were saying you DO have the highest DPS.

After the game sections, I feel Heart Bomb is easy to aim (it's just like a basic with the same range), so it's less of a candidate...probably mention Share The Love along with Fields Of Love as candidates for normal casting, with Flutter and Heart Bomb being instant cast.
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xmysterionz (64) | March 25, 2020 10:42am
Branmuffin17 wrote:
"I consider Cupid an Hybrid ADC (Half of your skills is focused on damages)"

You should switch the part in parentheses to (half of your damage is provided by your skills) or something to that effect. Although it's also basically true that 2 of your 4 abilities deal damage, what you're mostly doing is focusing on your 1 to significantly support your damage output.

I didn't edit this part but I rewrote it, I guess it's better to understand what I meant now.

Branmuffin17 wrote:
One thing you could add to the early game if you want to be extremely detailed is how you prefer to use your heart bomb. Front minions, back minions, use for poke, etc.

It is already on the tips for game modes on conquest spoiler.

Branmuffin17 wrote:
On the "attack the enemy tower" portion, you might also mention higher safety if you know where the jungle is and your ult is up. Say you've forced the enemy to back. If you're then pushing lane and hitting tower, when the enemy comes back to lane (you can easily throw your ult down across the lane behind you to slow them down...that's of course if you're not going for kills and focusing on tower and farm at the time.

Ok, done!

Branmuffin17 wrote:
In the "sustain" section, note the misspelling of sustain firstly. Then, you say "you also gain mana every time an ally heals you" so you should correct that.

Fixed!

Branmuffin17 wrote:
In your late game objectives section, you say you don't have the highest DPS...but all the times before, you were saying you DO have the highest DPS.
I said you don't have the highest DPS from the game (Smite) compared to other hunters nor have a decent escape to run away after trying to split push, anyway, I "fixed" that.

Branmuffin17 wrote:
After the game sections, I feel Heart Bomb is easy to aim (it's just like a basic with the same range), so it's less of a candidate...probably mention Share The Love along with Fields Of Love as candidates for normal casting, with Flutter and Heart Bomb being instant cast.

Nah, though all skills are not hard to hit the insta cast of Flutter and Share The Love doesn't change anything IMO. You might also want to see the ulti and Heart Bomb is just line which I don't think it's hard to hit, however, since it's your only ability damage source outside the ulti I think it's better to a newbie see where a line goes and don't miss it than miss it on insta :p

Any other thoughts? Or it's enough detailed? XD
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xmysterionz (64) | January 27, 2020 4:30pm
Comments below this are from Season 6 and the ones above from Season 7!
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FootFetish (4) | July 31, 2019 7:23am
that was cute!
i have nothing to say tbh, i'd only say Ichaival its only good when you're ahead. but anyway, i'm fine with that you wrote like a whole wikipedia article about him XD.
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Kriega1 (133) | July 31, 2019 7:33am
Ichaival is ok as a boots replacement if you're going like Devo's with crit, and you want it over say... Asi. But O-bow is a cheaper option too, and is better for teamfights, while ichaival is better for a 1vs1 scenario.

I guess it would depend if you're against tanks building AA speed-debuff items.
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Branmuffin17 (370) | July 31, 2019 10:15am
Ichaival is also good against other basic attackers...so facing Kali, Bakasura, Arachne, Erlang Shen, etc. is going to improve potential against those types of gods.
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xmysterionz (64) | July 31, 2019 7:30am
Thank you lol,

About Ichaival, what you said is true on other adcs, but Cupid really appreciate the Ichaival as whole item. Gives you so much power, which is good due your scaling, AS, something also good and the passive also helps you on boxing, something the god isn't that good by himself since you only has 1 damage skill besides the ulti and no active AS boost ;)
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FootFetish (4) | July 31, 2019 2:05pm
i'd personally take The Executioner instead of Ichaival, but you seem like a Cupid grandmaster, so i'd better not fight you lol
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Branmuffin17 (370) | May 15, 2019 1:04pm
Hey Myst,

Alright, some feedback on your "builds needing test."

Firstly, as discussed on Discord between you, me and Salad, Transcendence isn't 100% needed by Cupid. There are plenty of instances where people go the Devourer's Gauntlet route. I know that with the Asi buff, Trans builds have become more powerful again, but it's become something where you have a lot of flexibility.

Firstly, consider his kit only has 2 damaging abilities, Heart Bomb and Fields Of Love. Yes, Share The Love appreciates high power (75% scaling from all 3 hearts combined), and with a relative dependence (of sorts) on his Heart Bomb, CDR is appreciated. I think an ability-focused build is fine there, for Bombs, minor support, and ult spamming. But a full AA build should be explored as well, not just for your Conquest ADC Devo's crit build, but other directions too. There are a lot of options.

So I think in general you have Trans builds down, right? You have the one Devo's crit build, but a Devo's Qin's build is also a good one to propose. Something like Devourer's Gauntlet, Ninja Tabi, The Executioner, Qin's Sais, Ichaival. Very similar in ways to your Trans-Qin's build, but worth nothing.

THEN...we should also consider some non-stacking builds. Cupid has a bit of early mana sustain and/or self healing via Share The Love. So if you bypass Devo's/Trans and just supplement with some potions, it can still work out well.

In that case, I know the earlier game is a bit on the expensive side, and we're lacking a bit of pen, perhaps, but here would be one non-stacking proposed build.

Hunter's Blessing (obviously), Warrior Tabi, Asi / Ichaival (order as preferred), The Executioner as base. Then you can go Qin's Sais and a final item and replacements as preferred, or go into crits. Either should be functional.
  • Warrior Tabi is sort of needed early for the damage, and because the rest of your build is going to be mostly AS.

  • Ichaival would actually be a preferred 2nd main item. Will really help your early clear...get 3 hits on minions to power stack and then use a Heart Bomb for the stronger clear. The other thing is, if you can box early, and hit with a fully stacked Heart Bomb, you can try to be aggressive as soon as you confirm the Bomb hits the enemy, dash behind them to prevent easy escape (and know that you'll get that stun), and outbox them with Ich.

  • Going the Qin's route with these base items, your AS at rank 5 Flutter will be 2.383, meaning you don't need any more AS (unless maybe you want to get Silverbranch Bow or something). That last spot or two are open to whatever.

Another option would be to do the early Odysseus' Bow thingj, but don't use Trans, do the pro SPL thing with: Devourer's Gauntlet, Warrior Tabi, Odysseus' Bow, The Executioner, Qin's Sais, whatever. I still don't really like the early O-Bow, but I do see the purpose, and you might consider this route. This will help stack passive pretty quickly, and help you save your Bomb for god damage rather than wave. That's functional. FYI, those 5 items give you an AS of 2.24 (at rank 5 Flutter), so you do have room for another AS item.

Don't personally like the full anti-heal build. If you're going to build that much AS, I think Qin's is needed. I would consider dropping Trans in this build too...

Anyway, thoughts?
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xmysterionz (64) | May 20, 2019 7:24am
Tests completed. Let's talk

Tbh, I REALLY didn't like Devourer's Gauntlet on Cupid. He lost a big power he could have at the end of early/beginning of mid game. So I decided, or stack Transcendence or don't stack ( Soul Eater can be an exception).

That said, I tried some "no stack" builds. I had an giant success with the new crit build you can check on conquest page. In all the cases I tested I was put behind (due bad supports, you know, "ksing" me or just watching me die.), and in this case I was 0/5/0 and ended, as you can see, top stats. So this will be my new crit build for him.

I updated the testing builds again and when I have time I'll comeback here and say how my tests ended.

Obs.: All the descriptions were updated as well.
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Branmuffin17 (370) | May 20, 2019 1:03pm
Ahhh excellent...didn't that no-stack build feel good? I did almost the same thing in a recent match that I'd linked you on Discord...I just got Exe first, and was going to build into Rage, though I probably should have switched that around, as you have it in your build example.

Yeah, I don't think I like Devo's on him either, but it IS a functional direction so figured you might want to include.

One other thing...might suggest delaying your 2nd point in the ult at level 9...it adds damage, but that's it, and you might thus just max Heart Bomb at 9 instead.
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Estidien (30) | March 6, 2019 1:05pm
Just popping in to say nice work! +1 from me
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xmysterionz (64) | March 6, 2019 1:39pm
Ty :3 <3
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