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Mercury - Made you look(update 7-20-16)

July 20, 2016 by Brutalhero
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Conquest

Smite God: Mercury

Item Purchase Order

Starter

Build Item Bumba's Mask
Build Item Boots
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion

Core(1-3 items)

Build Item Ninja Tabi Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Build Item Deathbringer

Sticking Power(4th Item)

Build Item Wind Demon Build Item Hastened Fatalis

Over kill items(5 and 6)

Build Item Titan's Bane Build Item Void Shield

Actives

Build Item Hand of the Gods Build Item Heavenly Wings Build Item Purification Beads Build Item Aegis Amulet

Situational

Build Item Winged Blade


God Skill Order

Made You Look

Made You Look 1 4 6 7 10 key bind

Maximum Velocity

Maximum Velocity 3 8 11 12 14 key bind

Special Delivery

Special Delivery 2 15 16 18 19 key bind

Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom 5 9 13 17 20 key bind


Mercury - Made you look(update 7-20-16)

Brutalhero
July 20, 2016


Introduction


This guide is based around my personal experience. I have tested my build extensively and this is what I found to work the best with my play style. Through out my guide I will give you and in depth look at how and why I build what I do and what my train of thought is as I jungle through out the match.

Playing with Mercury speed is life. You won't be able to really trade blow for blow with other gods. So, I am constantly using my mobility to either set up a kill or secure a wounded god and, then I'm off elsewhere.

(This is still a work in progress guidewise. So, anyone here who sees a way to pretty it up feel free to give me suggestions. Thanks)

Update: As of right now Mercury is very lacking with the removal of Golden Bow and the lack Luster buffs as of patch 3.13. While he is still somewhat "viable" he is very lacking as an assassin.

Pros and Cons

Pros
Awesome set ups
Mobility
Great end game potential
Tower destroyer
2 Gap closers

Cons
very Squishy
Early game is weak

Itemization

I prefer these over Warrior Tabi because you get more bang for your buck in the early game especially where you are at your weakest.

Next we will pick up this for mana, CDR, and power.

Now with DB you can start to box and engage in conflicts with confidence. At this point if everyone isn't avoiding a 1v1 conflict with you; you can bag 'em and tag 'em for a free kill.

Now for sticking power we go with this item. If you are hurting on gold you can go But, I've had greater success pushing out wind demon.

This item is mainly a filler item but, I choose Titan's Bane to bully the tank or any bruiser god.

Now Void offers a nice debuff to make your engagements as minimal as possible(time wise) with maximum damage inflicted and, you on your way with a kill under your belt.

Skills and Combo's

Passive - Fastest God Alive.

For every 1 ft traveled, Mercury gains a 0.1% physical power bonus on his next basic attack (max 50%).
Mercury also gains additional physical power equal to 25% of movement speed from items or abilities.


This is pretty self explanatory. Moving around will make you hit harder. Building Physical power and movement items will make you truck people.

Made You Look

Mercury moves in the blink of an eye, dealing one melee attack to every enemy within the target area. Each hit may trigger item effects for basic attacks, and can critical hit.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 90 / 115 / 140 / 165 / 190 (+50% of your physical power)
Radius: 7.5 / 9 / 10.5 / 12 / 13.5
Cost: 50
Cooldown: 8s


This is your bread and butter with Mercury. Through out the early game I'm only using this to poke down my target then moving to clear camps and repeating the poke. I personally like to see how sporadic my enemy is moving so I can better predict his movement pattern to guarantee a hit.
Maximum Velocity

Mercury passively gains movement speed. When this ability is activated, Mercury increases his attack speed.

Ability Type: Buff
Movement Speed: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10%
Attack Speed: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%
Duration: 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14s


This is your chase down/tower killer. You can literally reduce a tower to nothing in seconds flat when you pop this. This can also provide a minor escape for you(although i wouldn't count on it as your primary escape)

Special Delivery

Mercury dashes forward, knocking aside minions, grabbing the first enemy god he encounters and spinning them. The enemy god takes damage until the effect ends, and Mercury throws the god in the direction of his choice.

Ability Type: Dash
Minion Damage: 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 / 250 (+60% of your physical power)
Damage per Tick: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 (+15% of your physical power) every 0.25s
Damage (Total): 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+60% of your physical power)
Duration: 1s
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 15s


This move right here separates the competent Mercuries from the idiotic. Knowing what your ally gods move set are; is crucial here. There is nothing more frustrating than a Mercury tossing an enemy god out of an ult or AoE. So, whenever I'm coming in for a gank I let my lane god know so, I can either A) throw then into an ult or hard hitting move(Scylla-Crush,Kuk -whirlwind etc). You can also use this move to throw and over extended God into an ally tower to get a easy early game kill.

Sonic Boom

Mercury gathers energy for a powerful dash, with the range extending as he does so. He travels the distance faster than the speed of sound, dealing damage to all enemies, stunning them and spinning them around in a random direction.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 200 / 275 / 350 / 425 / 500 (100% of your physical power)
Disorient Duration: 1.5s
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 90s


Now you use this to secure kills in towers and if you time it right you can secure a kill in a tower and never even stop in the tower. Also, if there is a team fight/ gank happening I will come in from the best angle I can and use my Ult to disperse the as many(if not all) of the enemy team/gank squad. So, my team can escape or at minimum not be wiped.

Combos

Now I can't stress this enough the goal isn't to go blow for blow with an enemy god. I'm always looking for an engaged or over extended god to ambush. And when I finally do hit them I want it to hurt so hard they are instantly running for their life while i poke them to death.

Combo 1
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With this combo I toss an enemy god with into a wall where I can body block him in as he tries to turn and run, while I pound him with autos. Then, the enemy will usually use their escape to create distance so, I follow up with a nice . If they weren't hurting prior to your initiator then they are now hating life and cowering under a tower now. From here I use my ult to kill them in their tower and then head to jungle as an escape. Now, if they are hip to your combo I will do my first two moves then head to through the jungle to get behind their tower and then use on them (You can pop your buff if you want after your but, I like to reserve as much mana as I can).
Combo 2

> >

Now I am primarily using this combo on someone I know has an escape that I want to bait out. So, I come up from behind hit the enemy with my and wait for them to use their escape. Then I use my to throw them into a wall and pop my and pound then into nothing.

Team fighting and you.

Now as previously stated I'm not looking to come blow for blow with any god. So, when team fights are happening I'm looking for the rear gank on a squishy/carry or an out of place God. Then I'm doing that running thing again as the whole enemy time will reroute to your position looking for blood. So, your whole mission is guerrilla warfare. hit and runs. Hopefully your team is smart enough to either help you escape or clean up what you leave behind.

Early Game

Now, I love assisting a Scylla, Zeus, Chronos in mid lane. I usually will try and let them drop their AoE then as the enemy God runs I will toss them right back into it to further the chance of a kill for my mid laner. Khepri and Athena are awesome tanks to assist with throwing them into grabs/taunts. Early game Mercury's best attribute is setting up other team mates for a quick kill so they can snowball their lane.
Mid Game

In mid game this is where I really start bullying gods. Any god slightly out of position I am there harassing them and setting my lane gods up for easy kills. I'm looking for gods trying to take mid camps and punishing them for it or simply last hitting the camp with my poke(This is where you catch easy mage kills). I am comboing gods and either forcing a retreat and helping with a lane push or I am helping that enemy god get back to his base through death.
End Game

Now, in the end game if I am outta position of a team fight I will tower dive the nearest lane to me to help separate the enemy team(who will want to stop a tower/phoenix for going down) and cause general chaos. This is where our Buff(your 2) will absolutely demolish a tower in seconds. So, you better believe this will peel off enemy gods to come halt you. And if the enemy team doesn't respect your lane pushing ability push that lane as far as you can. End game I am pushing two towers/tower and phoenix in a matter of 25 secs at most.

Jungling

I'll keep the jungle rotation easy. Speed Buff > Mana Buff > clear the solo lane > Fire creeps > middle camp > clear mid lane > opposite middle camp. Then, I am clearing back camps and looking to counter jungle if possible.


I have drawn a rough guide for those who work better with images



Wards

these guys are your teams best friend. One big pet peeve of mine are people who don't ward(junglers in particular). Mid game make sure the gold fury is warded. End game make sure the fire giant is warded. These things can stop so many ganks and they only cost 50 gold. So, don't be a ****py team mate and make sure you are placing wards down. Everytime you back make sure you buy one.

Feedback

AS this is my first guide. I would appreciate any and all feedback left. Thanks.

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