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Love, find your mark! - A Cupid Guide to all Modes (Season 6)

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Smite God: Cupid

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Conquest (ADC)
Conquest (ADC) Arena, Joust, Clash, Siege (Non-Conquest Modes) Assault Duel Build

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Final build example (more abilities) Notes This build is a standard build that I made thinking in how Cupid was made to be played in this season, with BURST DAMAGE. Skills online often to burst enemies is the objective of this build everything without lose attack speed keeping him a carry ADC.

Replace Ninja Tabi with Heartseeker late-game after you buy Elixir of Speed. The last item (to replace boots) is situational, and you should build according to the match. See more in build section.

Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais

Alternative build example (more basic-attacks) Notes This is an Alternative Conquest build that may work as well on as the standard for him, focusing in more BA early/mid game, making him more ADC early game/mid game.

Replace Warrior Tabi with The Crusher late-game after you buy Elixir of Speed. The last item (to replace boots) is situational, and you should build according to the match. See more in build section.

Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Ichaival Ichaival

Alternative crit build example Notes The traditional hunter crit build. I personally hate this build and I don't like crits on Cupid, but if you want a high sustian cupid almost totally dependent of his basic attacks, this build is what you are looking for.

Replace Ninja Tabi with a situational item late-game after you buy Elixir of Speed. See more in build section.

Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Devourer's Gauntlet
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Rage Rage
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Deathbringer Deathbringer
Build Item Wind Demon Wind Demon

Start Notes Standard Start for conquest as an ADC. Baron's Brew is a nice option instead of mana potions, letting you be much more aggressive due the sustain (if available).

An alternative start can be Hunter's Blessing + Morningstar + Potions, bring to you a even stronger mid game at the cost of delay it and make your early game more weak. This start is recommended in the more ability based build.

Build Item Charged Morningstar Charged Morningstar
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Crit items Notes Critical items that work well on Cupid. Choose two (max 3) items if you want to do crits. (See more in builds section)

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

High viable items Notes Items that works pretty well on him on almost any condition. Sell your Hunter's Blessing and your bridge item (if you did) to buy more items.(See more in builds section)

Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Ichaival Ichaival

Situational Items Notes Items with medium viability on him. Items to consider to do on Cupid in some occasional situations. See more in build section.

Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Devourer's Gauntlet
Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Odysseus' Bow Odysseus' Bow
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Silverbranch Bow Silverbranch Bow

Relics

Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Phantom Veil Phantom Veil
Build Item Meditation Cloak Meditation Cloak
Build Item Cursed Ankh Cursed Ankh

Cupid's Skill Order

Heart Bomb

Heart Bomb

1 X
1 4 6 7 10
Share The Love

Share The Love

2 A
2 14 16 18 19
Flutter

Flutter

3 B
3 8 11 12 15
Fields Of Love

Fields Of Love

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20
Array ( [major] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 5 [display_name] => Anhur [url] => anhur ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Early game too strong, be careful with the snowball. His kit counters very well yours so be careful. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 90 [display_name] => Artio [url] => artio ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Cripple, stun, root and tons of other CCs that can put you in serious trouble. Be careful in a 1vs1 fight and don't go if is 1vs2 or more. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 95 [display_name] => Chernobog [url] => chernobog ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => High damage and high burst potential that can really hurt you plus the global ultimate that can follow you around the map. ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 17 [display_name] => Cupid [url] => cupid ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => You are your bigger counter. Stun, burst damage and cripple, ironically everything you can't hold. Beads and aegis are essential. ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 44 [display_name] => Mercury [url] => mercury ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Too much fast for you, crits everywhere and immunity to slow, it's tough fight against him. Ask for help always, group up with your team and don't forget the wards. ) [5] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 34 [display_name] => Ne Zha [url] => ne-zha ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => ) [6] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 66 [display_name] => Ratatoskr [url] => ratatoskr ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Too much fast, burst damage on early/mid game and can avoid your ulti with his ulti. Plus he can get you in a inconvenient moment and kill you before you even can do anything. Also if he makes the right build he will be tank late game but will still doing some damage. ) [7] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 43 [display_name] => Thanatos [url] => thanatos ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Due his skill [[Scent of Death]] makes him immune to slow, your skills are useless against him. But you can kill him using your [[Heart Bomb]] when he uses his ultimate to escape. ) [8] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 27 [display_name] => Xbalanque [url] => xbalanque ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Immunities everywhere, an annoying basic attack that forces you stay away from the wave. Can be really hard to fight against this guy. ) [9] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 12 [display_name] => Ymir [url] => ymir ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Stun, slow and high damage. Beads are really necessary here. ) ) [even] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 23 [display_name] => Ares [url] => ares ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => If he hits his 1 you can't use [[flutter]] putting you in seriously troubles. Also his high damage can be a problem too. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 1 [display_name] => Artemis [url] => artemis ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Her root and cripple plus her stun can put you in serious problems. Beads are essential ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 96 [display_name] => Baron Samedi [url] => baron-samedi ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Really boring to fight against. His SNAAAAKKEEE will force your [[flutter]] 99% of the times, his healing is something really annoying to fight against. Also don't forget he reduces the damage and attack speed on his 1. His ulti is a invite to death and sometimes [[flutter]] won't be enough to get out of his ulti. Aegis are essential here followed by Beads. ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 86 [display_name] => Cernunnos [url] => cernunnos ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Due his kit be somehow strong against you in early/mid game, you will suffer until you combo your ulti and hb on him. ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 91 [display_name] => Hachiman [url] => hachiman ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => His pokes are hard to avoid and his has high range with his 1, plus, he can ulti to get out of your ulti. ) [5] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 62 [display_name] => Hou Yi [url] => hou-yi ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => His stun can really open a door to hurt you, be careful with his mark. His ultimate will also be a problem if you don't have your [[flutter]] online. ) [6] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 75 [display_name] => Jing Wei [url] => jing-wei ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Her early game is bad just like yours but she has crits in kit what can really hurts and also can ulti to get out of your ulti. Plus, late game you can't fight against her directly. ) [7] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 68 [display_name] => Khepri [url] => khepri ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Due his high control may he be a little annoying to you and open a lot of opportunities to his teammates kill you, so pay attention! ) [8] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 52 [display_name] => Kumbhakarna [url] => kumbhakarna ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => CCs everywhere. Beads are a must item here. You can counter his root with [[flutter]]. ) [9] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 64 [display_name] => Medusa [url] => medusa ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Her early is strong so she can be a really tough in the beginning of the match but late game you both very strong capable to kill the enemy with 1 combo. ) [10] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 30 [display_name] => Neith [url] => neith ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => You can run from her root with [[flutter]] and avoid her ultimate with an aegis or asking to a teammate stay in front of you. Her 2 can be very annoying with the attack speed reduction. You can cancel her escape (her 3rd skill) using [[fields of love]] and/or can use [[flutter]] to chase her. ) [11] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 97 [display_name] => Pele [url] => pele ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => If she sticks on you, you are probably dead early game, and late game, check if her ulti is gone before try to do something. Now she is more balanced and won't be so problematic. ) [12] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 55 [display_name] => Rama [url] => rama ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Rama has a good wave clear and a good attack speed, so as long as you keep distance of him you can play very well. Be careful with his ultimate, it has a very good range and can easily kill you if you run away with low health ) [13] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 74 [display_name] => Skadi [url] => skadi ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => 2 vs 1 (or 3 vs 2 counting the supports). You clearly are a disadvantage and her damage early game are considerable. Plus her 3rd skill can put you in seriously problems even that you can use [[flutter]] to try run away. Be careful early and mid game, but late game it's a easy target. ) [14] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 51 [display_name] => Ullr [url] => ullr ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => He hits his stun and or you die or lose half of your life. The best way to counter an [[ullr]] is to heal yourself with [[share the love]] every time he hits you, and also poking him with [[heart bomb]] ) ) [extreme] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 15 [display_name] => He Bo [url] => he-bo ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => [[He bo]] is stupid broken so, if he is a thread even to tanks think about a little chubby boy that will die with 2 buttons, do I need to say more?. ) ) [minor] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 45 [display_name] => Ah Muzen Cab [url] => ah-muzen-cab ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Watch out with his damage very high and his ultimate, that cripples you. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 61 [display_name] => Awilix [url] => awilix ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => While you have your ultimate you are safe. Try to avoid her ganks and your ultimate can really save you from her, so make some cooldown items to always counter her! ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 71 [display_name] => Chiron [url] => chiron ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Avoid his 1 and he will not be a problem. ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 77 [display_name] => Fafnir [url] => fafnir ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Although the damage is ok, he isn't a big problem to you. You can keep yourself safe from him with [[flutter]] and his cc are just ok, can be annoying, but won't put you in some problems ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 80 [display_name] => Izanami [url] => izanami ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Clear wave too fast, be careful with her pokes. You can cancel her dash with your ulti and your burst can easily destroy her. ) [5] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 79 [display_name] => Terra [url] => terra ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Annoying with her root, but you can get out of it just by dashing away and her stun you can avoid most of the times. Just be careful with her ultimate, can really damage you. ) ) [tiny] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 33 [display_name] => Apollo [url] => apollo ) [scoreVal] => 5 [notes] => His kit is weak against you and your [[heart bomb]] CAN counter her ultimate when used to escape, just like [[thanatos]] ) ) ) 1

Cupid' Threats

Maximum
1
Major
10
Even
15
Minor
6
Tiny
1
Click each Level on the left to view
Cupid' threats

Introduction



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.



Art by rinlenneko via DeviantArt

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

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 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
He Bo :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

Pros:
  1. Good individual damage
  2. Good cooldowns
  3. Good chaser
  4. Very good teamwork
  5. Permanent attack speed buff
  6. High sustain in lane
  7. A big trouble if used right
  8. Heals himself and the team
  9. Has an escape
  10. Flexible God
  11. Very Cute and Lovely
  12. The cutest game cards in the game

Cons:
  1. Very squishy
  2. Your heal is not powerful enough
  3. Escape is good but not great
  4. Mesmerize effect in his ultimate is stopped by damage.
  5. The skills will be removed even when you miss it
  6. ****py early game
  7. Too much Mid-Late Game
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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 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 ( Fields Of Love) 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.)

TIPS AND HOW TO USE



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 fire his famous 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.

TIPS AND HOW TO USE


Video demonstrating

Share the Love


Type: Ground Target


Cooldown: 14 secs
Heal: 30/50/70/90/110 (+25% 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 get it, it will regenerate Cupid's mana.

TIPS AND HOW TO USE


Video demonstrating

Flutter


Type: Dash


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

Cupid happy with his love 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


Video demonstrating

Fields of Love


Type: Ground Target (Ultimate)


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

Cupid decides to turn the battlefield in a Love field firing arrows with hearts in a large radius circle in the ground, preventing enemies from use movement skills and stopping them if they already used keeping them close of his love, and also slowing all the targets in 35%. After 2 seconds the hearts on the arrows will explode causing damage and a mesmerize effect on all the targets in the area.

Tips and how to use


Video demonstrating


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 Sustain (Standard Upgrade)

High Sustain (Exclusive to Assault)

High Damage and DPS (Use this when you already has Lifesteal)


Skills Combos


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

+

Flutter + Heart Bomb + Basic Attacks


Get over here (Chasing Combo)


you can't run from my love (chasing and burst combo)

+

Flutter + Fields of Love


take this love (chasing combo 2.0)

+

Heart Bomb + Fields of Love + Basic Attacks


blowing enemies with love (burst combo)


Combos and Synergies



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


Here I will show to you some synergies that Cupid has or not with other characters. All the descriptions here were made thinking about conquest and all the characters here were also supports, which doesn't mean you can't port the tips here for other modes or if the god is in other role.


Ares

Synergy: Good

Details


Odin

Synergy: Reasonable

details


Tyr

Synergy: Good

details


Fenrir

Synergy: Good

details


Aphrodite

Synergy: Reasonable

details


Hades

Synergy: Bad (if support)

details


Ganesha

Synergy: Good

details


Ymir

Synergy: Good

details


Cerberus

Synergy: Good

details


Sobek

Synergy: Good

Details


Geb

Synergy: Reasonable

details


Athena

Synergy: Good

details




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.

If your favorite support isn't here don't be sad, I will update it as soon as I can.

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, and also a little easy. Here I will help you saying how you should play with him, the general gameplay, that is common on all game modes.

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

I consider Cupid an Hybrid ADC (Half of your skills is focused on damages), so your build must consider your skills and also your basic attacks.


Early Game



I'm soo sweet (the passive start)


Mid Game



this arrow is aimed at your heart (time to be more aggressive)


Late Game



love, find your mark! (be aggressive but in a safe way)


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 (that's a lie hahaha)


Here you will see specific tips to the game modes


Conquest


details

Assault


details

Arena


details

Joust, Clash, Siege


details


Warding


"Watch over me please!" - Cupid
"Ahh, You are as tall as me!" - 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:[/color]

Bran's The Overarching Conquest Guide

EmilZy's Warding Video


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 go rotate (something around 13:00 ~ 20:00 minutes), and is when you get you 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 probably fallen and you need to protect your phoenixes, the last block to the titan.


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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 on other place.

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

Builds


"Something to spread the love!" - Cupid

Builds


Conquest Builds

Arena Build

Assault Build

Itemization


In this section I will see how some items works on Cupid and their viability in a build to this god.


Itemization

The comments section may have a lot of extra information and even doubts already answered, don't forget to check it!

Relics


"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)

cupid just want to ask to hirez...

love vs bills



Final Considerations



So go ahead now
Let's make love find its mark!!!!



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.



Special Thanks:
  • 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 solving some errors.
  • Everyone else that put a feedback into comments section <3


Check my other Guides:
Art by Zennore via DeviantArt

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

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Estidien (27) | March 6, 2019 1:05pm
Just popping in to say nice work! +1 from me
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xmysterionz (37) | March 6, 2019 1:39pm
Ty :3 <3
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ThePerfectPrism (49) | January 28, 2019 4:33pm
Hey Mysterio! I can't wait to try out Cupid again! (He was my favorite hunter during the entirety of Beta and S1). When the patch comes out, I'll try it out and comment about my thoughts here! But, until them, I wanna come here and say I'm oficially sad because you still haven't written about Athena support synergy! I don't care if you have a warning about it, I'm sad! (:p).

But seriously, the build (besides all the points Bran already pointed out) sounds solid! Nice job!
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xmysterionz (37) | January 29, 2019 3:57am
Thanks ThePerfectPrism!

I'm little busy lately with my guides but asap I'll talk about Athena support synergy (that is high).

I'm also love Cupid, seriously, I play ADC ONLY IF I CAN GET HIM. He is not the best hunter in the game but is the best in my <3
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Branmuffin17 (263) | January 28, 2019 4:43pm
Agreed. In terms of the "feel" of a hunter, I actually like his arrows the best. He may not be the most deadly, but I've always enjoyed playing him.
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Kriega1 (63) | January 28, 2019 11:52am
You shouldn't be buying Elixir of speed unless the game is getting to like 50+ minutes. It's better to keep boots and get a 3k potion. The current price of speed elixir is too much.
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Branmuffin17 (263) | January 28, 2019 12:38pm
All depends on how much cash you have.
  • As an FYI, in your main build example, you've committed pretty heavily into ability damage, with both Trans and Jotunn's, and you also built Heartseeker, which has no AS. Without Ninja, IMO, you don't have enough AS to justify Qin's with only Exe providing any other AS. In that respect, I feel you should probably back off on The Executioner and Qin's Sais, and go Titan's Bane and maybe just get Odysseus' Bow if you want enough AS for some DPS function. Also, as an alternative to Bloodforge, you can consider Soul Eater.

  • For the alt build example, probably still suggest not getting The Crusher due to it interrupting the passive mez. If you want that AS, you might be better off getting Ninja Tabi, and just move Exe up for the needed pen function. Bloodforge at that position (after Exe and before Qin's) also seems a bit weird, and I'm curious as to your explanation for that.

  • When going crit, and you choose to get Rage, I think the 2nd crit item should be Deathbringer, since Rage gives you tons of crit chance. Might just be my preference, but feel it's going to be the better choice.

  • For your start, you're listing Hunter's Blessing...but where's the Trans T2 rush?

  • Don't think you need to list the Tabis in the ADC items listing. And Jotunn's / HS are NOT ADC items, so I'd put it in situational, based on your available categories. And why aren't Devourer's Gauntlet, O-Bow, and Atalanta's in there? You might want to determine your definitions for ADC and situational. It's honestly a mess.

  • Personal skill leveling preference...at level 9, you only get an 80 damage boost for your ult. I'd much much rather get the last point in Heart Bomb, since it's got (obviously) a much lower CD and will help you a lot more for laning/clear.

  • Arena build: Same thing applies for your Arena etc. build...first build commits 3 items with 0 attack speed, and with a pretty heavy emphasis on ability use. That's fine, but maybe don't get Qin's, and get more use out of your abilities with TB.

  • If you choose the alternative start by getting Attacker's Blessing, you probably shouldn't go into Trans, or you should get boots first. That's a pretty big delay by purchasing that...and in all honesty, I probably wouldn't even consider Attacker's for him. One main ability + ult that deals damage isn't a lot of good early aggression.

  • Question (and this goes for the Conquest build too): If you're willing to get Genji's Guard to counter extreme magical threats, why wouldn't you also consider Ancile? Sure it has a bit less prot/health, but it's got power, and it's not like you'll be starved for mana that you need the MP5.

  • Especially in Assault (but even in the other modes), I don't know what your love is for Heartseeker. Yes, it aligns nicely with your passive stacks, but still...it just doesn't seem to bring enough to the table to be a strong pick, let alone "core." Also, any and all previous and upcoming comments pretty much apply across the board.

  • For Duel, is Qin's really core? Again you're getting multiple items that don't have AS, and Qin's is really best for high health gods, and it's situational if you'll even be facing that. Instead, I'd probably be considering Jotunn's to make sure your ult greatly outworks the enemy's Beads or whatever. Not that Jotunn's is core either.
In my mind, lots of question marks with your S6 config. Definitely want to hear your thoughts.
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xmysterionz (37) | January 29, 2019 4:55am
Ok, where do I start? There's a lot of things to talk.
  1. First about the main build. Yes, I know I start with ability based and finish with AA items, I think that it is pretty normal on Cupid. Pure ability hunters tend to fall at late game, so my idea is trying to make something B A L A N C E D, I'm trying to make things works in both ways. The attack speed late game without Ninja Tabi is 1.83, that I agree it's not soo much, however, testing your suggestion (TB n O-bow) I had no differences (besides that you don't have to hit the enemy to get the "pen"). The AS is the same and the extra damage qin's applies are compensate in tanks by the O-bow passive. So, you can change it if you want but both cases has almost the same results.

  2. This was made to be an alternative build, focusing less in skills and more in basic attacks but again, it still trying to balance things. The Crusher early game provides very nice stats and a decent passive that helps on your combos early game with some extra damage before moving into true pen with exec. Also, since you will have AS from crusher, Warrior Tabi can be a decent option for extra power from your skills. So, you start early tanking advantage of your skills (but considering also your basics) and finish it with a true ADC that has some skills to help you (the other build it's the opposite, you have your skills and then your basics to help). (This build is very similar to what the Brazilian Streamer Zurigui builds, a very good smite streamer).

  3. About crits I don't think they even worth unless you have a full squishy enemy team or something similar, so I don't even use crits anymore on him, but I may consider it.

  4. By this comment I recognize that T2 Transcendence is a good start, HOWEVER, I'm too busy to put it in the guide now (moving all content that comes after to new tab to put this start right after the start with the blessing), so it may took a little time to you see it.

  5. Renamed the list from ADC Items do "High viable items" and added some description to it. I hope that it is more clear now.

  6. That's personal. If my ulti is on cooldown, I upgrade Heart Bomb, if it isn't, I upgrade the ulti, but unfortunately, I can't make these comments on skill level, so I may add it on the section on my guide.

  7. Same applies from the previous comments. You start focusing on your skills, main source of damage early game, then you try to balance things late to avoid fall. Qin's is reasonable on this build since the AS stay in 2.01

  8. Attacker's Blessing start is exactly for this. Rush boots then return to trans. This can be useful against some specific match-ups on non-conquest mode such as joust, match-ups where the movespeed and power from boots can make you take some advantage.

  9. The reason I don't list on-see-lay is that the passive is almost useless since you keep distance of your targets most part of time. The viability is low on him from my view point and I'm not going to put low viability items on my guide now (unless they are very common to see on Cupid)

  10. I have the same love for Heartseeker that you have for Soul Eater on him :v, as you should have noticed I like the item, this item mid/late game helps you take away half or more health from enemies using only Heart Bomb. Plus in assault, when you have this item you can freely heal yourself with Share The Love and you will never be in-need of mana.

  11. In duel there is just 2 builds examples and none of the items there are core. I don't play duel (serious, just for fun) so I'm not able to talk what would work or not, plus, duel is a match-up mode, all dependes the match-up you pick and the build the enemy does so the builds may vary a lot. May I start playing duel then I will update the section, but, for now, there are only examples to give a north to people looking for some duel builds.
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ThePerfectPrism (49) | January 28, 2019 4:29pm
I've actually seen a lot of ADCs do Hunter's Blessing into Morningstar, but I don't know, I also think the rush into Charged Morningstar is better
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Kriega1 (63) | January 28, 2019 12:50pm
Branmuffin17 wrote:


For the alt build example, probably still suggest not getting The Crusher due to it interrupting the passive mez.



Crusher is good on Cupid. Just because it breaks the ult Mez doesen't mean it's bad. Besides it's a mez after all that breaks on first contact with damage.

And qins isn't core in duel no. It depends on the matchup. Some matches you might want Toxic blade for example instead. Also I don't really recommend Heartseeker in duel either.
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xmysterionz (37) | January 28, 2019 11:21am
Comments below this are from Season 5 and above it from Season 6
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Kriega1 (63) | October 18, 2018 10:17am
I think in your alternative non-crit build you get heartseeker way too early, and it doesen't really belong in a build without Transcendence, same for Jotunns. Im thinking: Devourer's Gauntlet, Warrior Tabi, The Executioner, Qin's Sais, Titan's Bane and Odysseus' Bow.

For the crit build there is a bit of a problem, you have no lifesteal in a crit build and you're building a weird crit/ability build. Rather: Devourer's Gauntlet, Ninja Tabi, The Executioner, Poisoned Star, Wind Demon, Deathbringer.
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xmysterionz (37) | October 19, 2018 7:56am
Alternative non-crit build I created it's a mix of Skill and Basic Attacks trying to balance both sides. Heartseeker is used as a 3rd item due the mana regen (as said in the explanation topic about this build), since the extra damage is not so much, but the mana regen is REALLY helpful when you don't have Trans. Also I hate Odysseus' Bow (I hate this item) and The Crusher (mesmerized effect ;P) on Cupid. With the build you listed your cupid will be a almost a pure basic attack hunter and I personally think cupid doesn't have potencial to act like this.

In crit build, Devo is an option, as listed in situational items. I don't think Cupid need pure basic attacks crits just like Rama since he has a burst combo with Heart Bomb and Fields Of Love, so, two crits is enough for me. Plus Jotunn's Wrath and Transcendence is almost core items on him since they really combine each other.

So, there's nothing wrong getting trans and crits and no lifesteal on him, since you have Share The Love that is enough when played right with cupid (with jotunns and trans cdr). You basic will destroy the squishies and you also have you burst combo to help, making necessary only 2 or 3 basic attacks to finish.
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Branmuffin17 (263) | October 18, 2018 11:19am
I think DukeSloth had a video talking about HS, and suggesting it was best 3rd or 4th for select ADCs...
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Kriega1 (63) | October 18, 2018 11:23am
3rd no. Don't get it third item. 4th item or after is ideal. Crusher is a much better third item.
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Kriega1 (63) | September 28, 2018 7:31am
https://smiteprobuilds.com/?p_filters_page=1&p_filters_search=&p_filters_god=1778&p_filters_pro=~&p_filters_opponent=~&p_filters_role=~&p_filters_league=~&p_filters_sort=~

Cupid been receiving some play in pro league recently, could check out the builds in the link and give them a go.
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boogiebass (31) | September 28, 2018 8:39am
Why the sudden pick of Cupid? I was wondering if it was new heartseeker that caused it? But i only see it in one game.

See bran, i wasn't crazy to build crusher on vupid. The pros did it.
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xmysterionz (37) | September 28, 2018 8:46am
Yes, the new HS makes her Heart Bomb a portable ultimate every 12 secs (or less combined with Jotunn's Wrath) plus the true ultimate comes to help your burst even more crippling and slowing the target. Now I'm feeling he viable on conquest again and very good to counter squishy targets with some movement skill dependency, including himself.

The Crusher was since the changes a good item on him, I guess bran, just like me, don't like this item on him due the passive countering the ultimate and crusher's passive working in only one skill besides the ultimate, so I prefer to use other items, like Jotunn's Wrath on cuspid
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xmysterionz (37) | September 28, 2018 7:47am
Thank you Kriega, I will analyze it and update the guide here ;)
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xmysterionz (37) | September 28, 2018 10:48am
I saw the build and the game that "CycloneSpin" got him, and my thoughts on this forum topic were confirmed. He goes with trans and Heartseeker being passive and when he has the opportunity he strikes with everything, but he is extremely vulnerable with no sustain in battle, but has a big burst damage.
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Kriega1 (63) | July 31, 2018 11:16am
Hydra's Lament into Ninja Tabi for your jungle build? Also why second it's a little early for him.
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xmysterionz (37) | September 25, 2018 6:35am
Ninja is there to help him with his passive, that is very important when you are playing as jungle, also he doesn't have any active attack speed buff, what force me go for it. Hydra is just a sugestion, you can go jotunn's or transcendence first if you prefer. I just do hydra as third item when I'm a jungler with him because the boost on basic attacks help in the jungle and mainly in ganks executing the right combo (heart bomb + basic attack + Fields + basic attacks, and if runs or stay alive + flutter + basic attacks.). Also as said in the title, this should be just for fun.
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Branmuffin17 (263) | September 25, 2018 9:36am
I'm guessing what kriega is wondering about is not so much Ninja but rather Hydra so early, because the Hydra passive is helped by power in the build. Later in a build is almost always better, though I can understand your thought process. Even Transcendence might be a better option a little bit later rather than first.

A better bet for first item might be heartseeker, since you will definitely be getting stacks easily, and it goes with your concept of getting some early bonus damage. It also gives you some penetration for early gank potential.
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Negroroludo124 | July 3, 2018 3:00pm
Foda p krl,agr sim eu posso jogar esse lixo de jogo sem dar rage #CupidoMeta
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Bernardozomer (33) | July 4, 2018 8:41am
Aê é isso aí caralho rumo ao hexa só agora que percebi teu nome de usuário fio duma égua hehekekekekkdkkdkkddk
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xmysterionz (37) | July 4, 2018 9:05am
kkkkkkk também não tinha percebido o nick do meliante. #Rumoaohexa
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Gulfwulf (47) | July 3, 2018 3:08pm
For those of us who can't speak Spanish Portuguese, here's a rough translation of what was said: "**** p krl, agr yes I can play this game trash without giving rage #CupidoMeta"
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xmysterionz (37) | July 3, 2018 3:16pm
It's like: So Awesome, Now I can play this bad game without rage #cupidmeta (cupid is the new meta)

He is using some slangs and these slangs are abbreviated.
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xmysterionz (37) | July 3, 2018 3:04pm
kkkkkk valeu, esperando a Hi rez dar um buff nele pra ficar ainda melhor e talvez até vire o novo meta #cupidovaiseronovometa

(Hahahaha thx, just waiting hi rez buff him to get even better and maybe become the new meta #cupidwillbecomethenewmeta)
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Gulfwulf (47) | July 3, 2018 3:12pm
Would you tell Negro that only a few people here speak Portuguese? I can only think of you, Prism, and Bernie who do.
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IceColdPappsi (13) | March 15, 2018 1:46pm
Yo, this guide is amazing. And I haven't even read it yet!
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xmysterionz (37) | March 15, 2018 1:58pm
Hey IceColdPappsi,

Thanks for the comment, I hope you read and like the guide.
If you have any tips, suggestions and review to do, feel free to say.
Also don't forget to upvote it :p (if you liked of course).

Thank you.
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IceColdPappsi (13) | March 15, 2018 7:32pm
Two things: One, "Priorize" or "Prioritize"? Two, another interesting fact about Cupid is his association with Valentine's Day. You can do research on the holiday, and how he represents it. Other than those trivial things, perfect.
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cleytonjhon | March 15, 2018 1:36pm
Hello xmysterionz,

I liked so much your guide. I like Cupid but and I was looking for some guide to help me and your guide did the job very well. Thank you. Also I want ask you: Don't you think Cupid is a skill based hunter? All good Cupids I fought did only damage items and only 1 or 2 attack speed item. What do you think about it? Again, thanks for the tips in build, it helped me a lot, I hope you do another guide like this for Tyr.
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xmysterionz (37) | March 15, 2018 1:55pm
Hey cleytonjhon,

I'm happy to know you like my guide and it helped you. That's why I made this, to help other people.

About the skill-based Cupid, yeah man, how I said in the guide, Cupid is flexible and you can do a lot of things with him. But in my opinion the best way to work with Cupid is a Hybrid Cupid. You only have 2 skills that do damage so I don't think worth rush a entire power build without some attack speed, also you will need attack speed to stack your passive ( Lovestruck), so these are the two main reasons to don't do a total skill based Cupid. But that is my opinion.

About the Tyr guide, yes I might do it since I like very much Tyr, thanks for the tip.

Thank you for read my guide and I hope you stay tuned, since I always update the guide as soon as possible.
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Branmuffin17 (263) | February 21, 2018 2:56pm
Hi xmysterionz,

A thing I noticed that I think you've misunderstood, but this is a very big thing and will really change the way you implement it. Flutter provides passive attack speed when you level it...BEFORE, it used to provide the attack speed only when you used it, but now if you level it, it's a permanent attack speed buff. This is a huge boost for Cupid's DPS, but instead of having the dilemma of choosing escape or attack, you now have to choose leveling other abilities or this one depending on what you want. Overall, I think it's a very nice ability for him, and this is the main reason why people in S4 converted over from a Transcendence build to a Devourer's Gauntlet one...his basics are pretty good now...and of course building for basics with good attack speed means you'll get more out of Lovestruck.

Not that Trans isn't viable...it got that nice CDR buff, so you CAN play him a bit more like a mage and do well with your damage overall, especially with the great scaling in Heart Bomb and Fields Of Love...but it's not the only way to build him.

In any case, I think this one difference in Flutter may change how you'd prefer to build him (maybe), and probably should change the order of your skill leveling.

I like that you have a warding section and that you emphasize that Cupid really should be warding too. That said, I really think you can push the wards back into the jungle a ways...the radius is enough that you can cover more paths instead of just the very entrance. If you want to see examples of better locations, check my Conquest guide (or see one of my ADC guides like Medusa or Freya).

You show Warrior Tabi in your Conq build at the top, but feature Ninja Tabi in your build writeup. I personally agree with Ninja more, but either way, this sends mixed messages, even if you say "you can change it with Warrior Tabi..."

I think you miss out on one of the biggest reasons to get Transcendence in your writeup of the item... Cupid's high scaling on his 1 and ult, along with an enhanced heal, since his heal (although small) is one of the few physical god healing abilities that has scaling.

Also, with the upcoming patch 5.3, Malice is getting an interesting adjustment meant to help gods that rely on abilities...this might work well for him as a replacement to Deathbringer or Poisoned Star...but you'd probably want to build a bit more attack speed into his kit. That could mean a variety of changes to the build, but just something to think about.

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xmysterionz (37) | February 22, 2018 7:11am
Hey Branmuffin17,

First of all, thank you to share your thoughts with me, I'm glad you gave me your feedback to help me improve this guide.

Now, let's to what interest. I divided your comment in 7 parts to give you a better answer (1 for each paragraph).

1 - Flutter passive


2 - Play styles, the build and items


3 - Change the skill order


4 - The Warding section


5 - Showing Warrior and explaining about Ninja


6 - The Transcendence and power scale


7 - Update the guide to patch 5.3


That's it. One more time, thank you to help me improve this guide. It's the second time you provide a VERY GOOD help to me, thank you.
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Branmuffin17 (263) | February 23, 2018 11:22am
Hey Mysterion,

Thanks for the response.

Alright, so here are some other things to consider in honing the guide...mind that I don't want you to change based on what I'm saying, but rather consider these, maybe try them out, and THEN, if you like how it feels, consider adjusting or adding as you see fit.
  • You've made adjustments to Flutter's description and how it interacts, and have also made adjustments to the skill leveling. To that degree, I know 4% attack speed every level isn't all that big, but you might consider a couple things here.

  • Your heal, as stated, is nice for some sustain, but isn't a huge effect heal, so you CAN consider delaying leveling it. In the early game when laning with a Support, it's GREAT for mana sustain, and you should be abusing that by making sure your Support constantly picks it up...if nothing else, you'll get some additional mana each time you use it, and the small heals can add up and allow your Support to be a bit more aggressive in chipping at the enemies' health...even if you're not going to be playing aggressively, doing as much as you can to force them to use up their potions is going to help your own laning.

    But later, that heal might be best delayed. Your main priority is always going to be Heart Bomb first, and I don't see why you wouldn't prioritize getting that to max ASAP, just to help with wave clear and stronger poke. You COULD consider getting HB to max rank by level 10. And at that point, you might then consider your next priority to be Flutter. As you're getting deeper into your build, you're getting past Jotunn's Wrath and moving into The Crusher, and then into Poisoned Star (at least in your full suggested build). These are items with attack speed, which means you'll get enhanced DPS...why not further help that along by leveling Flutter alongside it? In this case, it becomes your next priority, instead of the heal...and you can have that maxed by level 14 or 15 depending on how you level your ult and heal earlier. By the time you finish, your DPS will have received a significant boost overall from skill and items, allowing you to more aggressively jump into fights and contribute more damage overall.

Adjusted Skill Leveling

  • So...alternative build paths...Trans in your build setup again is great, and is fine as your main build (though when focusing so much on CDR and power, you MIGHT want to back out of crit and get more pen instead, possibly even via Titan's Bane), but you might also consider 2 other paths...Trans w/ Qin's (I know you list as a replacement item, but you don't really say what you might use to replace it), and Devo's with crit.

    In the Trans w/ Qin's case, you'd probably want to focus more on basics...Trans as a start for strong clear, then moving solidly into a basic attack focus centered on getting the most out of Qin's as possible...you'd then also probably want to build in some actual lifesteal... Asi as a 3rd item (optional), The Executioner, Qin's Sais, and a final situational item.

    In the Devo's w/ crit case, standard stuff...Devo's, Ninja, Exe, 1st crit (WD or Rage usually), DB, then situational item. Again, this is a viable build because, although not the strongest AS steroid, it's a constant passive one that you don't have to activate like Artemis or Rama...so he can do well with his basics.

Anyway, those are further thoughts for you to explore if you so desire.
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