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Love, find your mark! - An In-Depth Cupid Guide to all modes (S5, Patch 5.16)

September 25, 2018 by xmysterionz
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Conquest (ADC)

Smite God: Cupid

Item Purchase Order

Final Crit build example
?This is a Standard Conquest build that may work pretty well on him using crits.

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

Final non-crit build example
?This build is a standard build for those people that don't like crits on the little Cupid.

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

Alternative non-crit build
?Alternative non-crit build without using Transcendence. High sustain, with good power and cooldowns.

Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Build Item Ninja Tabi Build Item Heartseeker Build Item The Executioner Build Item Qin's Sais Build Item Jotunn's Wrath

Star items
?Standard Start for conquest as an ADC. Hunter's Blessing is the best option here due your only damage skill be the Heart Bomb, so Mage's Blessing won't worth for just one skill.

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

Core items
?Items you must do it on him (See more in builds section). Although Transcendence is listed as a core item you can do there is the exception of the alternative non-crit item.

Build Item Transcendence Build Item Ninja Tabi

Bridge Items
?Optional Items to help you be a threat sooner with low cost. Choose one. (See more in builds section)

Build Item Asi Build Item Ichaival

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

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

Good Items
?Last Items of your build, or the items you may choose if don't wanna crits. Sell your Hunter's Blessing then buy one and sell your bridge item (if you did) and buy the last one. If you didn't do crits, get two items before sell anything. (See more in builds section)

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

Situational items
?Items to considerate to do on Cupid in some occasional situations.

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

Defensive Items
?If you are in need of some protections. Totally situational, choose ONLY ONE!!!

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


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

Flutter 3 8 11 12 15 key bind

Fields Of Love

Fields Of Love 5 9 13 17 20 key bind


Threats

Click the categories below to view threats.
Extreme Major Even Minor Tiny

Artio

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.

Cernunnos

Due his kit be so strong against you in early/mid game, you will suffer a lot until late game.

Mercury

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.

Thanatos

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.

He Bo

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?.

Anhur

Early game too strong, be careful with the snowball.

Izanami

Clear wave too fast, be careful with her pokes (that really hurts)

Khepri

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!

Awilix

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!

Apollo

His kit is weak against you and your Heart Bomb CAN counter her ultimate when used to escape, just like Thanatos



Love, find your mark! - An In-Depth Cupid Guide to all modes (S5, Patch 5.16)

xmysterionz
September 25, 2018


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 Zennore via DevianArt


"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 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 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

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Flutter + Heart Bomb + Basic Attacks

  • An excellent Combo to chase an enemy with low life.
  • Use your dash to get closer and then fire Heart Bomb on the target.
  • I recommend if possible you stay close and firing basic attacks 'cause Heart Bomb may not kill the guy by itself unless he is literally almost dead.
  • Watch out with this combo 'cause you won't have any escape until Flutter comes back.
  • You can invert the order if you want to escape and fire first Heart Bomb on the target making him slower and do a dash away. If fully stacked you will have a stun so I'm almost sure you will escape alive.

  • Excellent to chase more than one enemy that is trying to escape OR to get quickly into the fight. Hit many targets with Fields Of Loveand 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 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.


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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.


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Heart Bomb + Fields of Love + Basic Attacks

  • Excellent to kill someone that is near to you or trying to escape of you after lose 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.

Match-ups


"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


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Match-up = Easy to Medium

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

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More Matchups incoming

Combos and Duos



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

    Details


  • Odin

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  • Tyr

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  • Fenrir

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  • Aphordite

    details


  • Hades

    details


  • Ganesha

    details


  • Ymir

    details


  • Khepri

    details


  • Cerberus

    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.

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, 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


  • You are VERY WEAK and can't heal yourself well at beginning SO YOU MUST PLAY PASSIVE AND SAFE.
  • Try to clear the wave as soon as possible, and try to don't take damage from the wave. If the enemy cleared his wave first, retreat to your tower.
  • High recommend you take the damage buff, but if mid took it, whatever.
  • Try to don't start unnecessary fights until you have power, usually Transcendence.
  • In teamfights try to participate from some distance and run for your life if someone focus you.
  • PUT WARDS ON THE MAP to avoid be Ganked (See "Warding" section)
  • Poke your enemy as soon as possible (using Heart Bomb) but not too much or he will call for help and put you in seriously trouble
  • FOCUS ON FARMING, you need to get big as soon as possible so every farm you see, do it if possible (camps or minions waves).
  • There isn't so much to do here. Just be careful to don't die. IF THE ENEMY GETS BIGGER THAN YOU, YOU WILL SUFFER SO MUCH.
  • Ask for help every time you need, and don't do anything that can compromise you.

DON'T CHASE AN ENEMY IF YOU ARE NOT SURE YOU'LL KILL, just go if you have the Heart Bomb and/or Fields Of Love and you hit the target. DON'T GO IF THE ENEMY HAVE TEAMMATES NEAR HIM

Prefer to don't try and stay alive instead of dying trying and feed the enemy. Don't forget to use your heal on your teammates to get mana.

Mid Game


  • Now you become some sustainable with Share The Love if you rushed it and do a decent damage, probably you are killing a minions wave without problems using Heart Bomb.
  • Now it's time to become a little aggressive. Your damage scales very well now (mainly with the build I did). You will see your basic attacks doing something like 175~200 basic attack and it surprises the most part of the enemy. Now think combined with heart bom and/or Fields Of Love, plus your CC (slows, stun and mesmerize). Time to shine.
  • I recommend you start playing a little more aggressive, but not too much aggressive. Remember that your kit is not the best kit in the game and CANNOT save you well from some hotter situations.
  • REMEMBER THAT OBJECTIVES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN KILLS, so it's time to start do your job, carry the game doing the objectives.
  • ALWAYS try to participate of teamfights now, 'cause your skills ARE VERY USEFUL to the team.
  • Now it's a nice moment to start rotate to surprise enemies and blow them with your love.

Late Game


  • Time to group up.
  • Now you are stronger than ever so, time to keep shining.
  • Use wisely your skills now 'cause they are powerful and can change the games's destiny.
  • Stay with your team helping them and now, more than ever, participate in the team fights combining your skills with theirs.
  • Unfortunately, you are very squishy, so YOU DIE VERY FAST at late game so you will notice that you will shine less than mid game, BUT, you can counter it by playing safe behind your teammates. So, as long as you don't try to be a front line and stay together with you team you will still being a killing machine.

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


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Clash, Siege


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

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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:

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).





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Mid Game



This is when you get strong enough to take care of yourself, so your support go rotate (something around 13:00 ~ 22:00 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).





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Late Game



This is when you finish your build (something from 23:00 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 also Warding (or at least should be) 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

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 isn'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

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Damage items


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

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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)

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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