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Hey guys, I'm finally back after a long break and now I'm entering the rank scene and I wanted to make a guide for 1 of my most played diamonds, Mercury. A Thanatos guide will come later as he's my primary pick for jungle even though all you people say he's a poor choice against many of the other picks.
Many people already know that Mercury is a late game jungler that will snowball the hell out of you if you allow him to, but people forget Mercury plays such a big role in early game to set up kills for his allies so he can snowball later.
This will be updated every once in a while when big changes come and when better ways to build him comes to light.
Lets get started.
[*] Good kill setup/secure potential with his 3
[*] Passive helps make him the One Punch Man
[*] Great mobility and escapes
[*] Has one of the best ultimate to engage or disengage a fight
[*] No Sustain unless you build life steal
[*] Easily countered with Shield of Thorns, Shell Spikes, or Hide of the Nemean Lion etc
[*] Bellona counters the hell out of Mercury and she's a common pick.
Before we start this section, there are other ways to build Mercury but as of right now(8/8/17) I find this build to work out extremely well in rank and casual.
These are the best starting items for Mercury. I highly suggest getting 3 Healing Potions and 1 Mana potion because Mercury doesn't really use a lot of mana given you don't spam his abilities 24/7, because you have no need to, it's Conquest, not arena. Everything is self-explanatory after that.
Mercury works extremely well with a lot of support gods, but I find Ymir to be the best even though there are much, much, much better picks. He has a wall that can last forever to someone who wants to run away and that wall is like the Great Wall of China, Mercury will just 100-0 anyone that gets cornered.
She works well with Mercury as well with all the CCs she has and ability to increase your movement speed with her ultimate which increases your damage further.
There are many other gods that works well with Mercury but then there's also a lot of counters to him, just Kuzenbo with his 2 that will stop you in your tracks.
This thing makes Mercury cry like a little girl so avoid fighting anyone with it unless you are with a team.
If you see anyone pop this relic, then wait til it finishes before you re-engage them because you will die to it.
Mercury is a very interactive and agile jungler so you need to be on the look for possible picks when enemy invade your camps. Remember to ward your speed buff because someone is going to invade it eventually. He has a somewhat bad clear when you start out but once you get in a little further he becomes much easier to use and gank. During a team-fight, you shouldn't always focus on being present in the middle of it. If it's a 5v5 fight then you should disappear and go around it to take down their back line, don't run up to them when the frontliners sees you, it's stupid and will get you killed. Go around and take out the back line quickly. They won't know what hit them til it's too late.
Warding is key in Conquest so keep warding objectives. Merc can solo the Gold Fury after you get Deathbringer so just try to take down the Gold Fury every chance you get alone after purchasing DB of course. He can also solo the Fire Giant after full build or after getting Bloodforge but I suggest you do the Fire Giant with your team just in case they decide to dive you.
Good luck my boys. Happy Mercing.