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Smite God: Merlin

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Purchase Order

Stater Items

Build Item Assassin's Blessing Assassin's Blessing
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion

Core

Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus

Item 5 and 6 Notes Do these in either order. Soul Gem will help you with healing off of a camp and getting back into a team fight as well as maxing out cdr, while Gem of Iso will help you chase.

Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation

Blessing Replacement Choices Notes Grab the Ruin if you need antiheal.

Rod or Typhons are both good options if you want more raw power and your enemies aren't tanky enough to worry about getting another pen item.

Hide of the Urchin is a good option if you're too squishy and need some defense, but choose Stone of Fal to counter bursty mages.

Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Stone of Fal Stone of Fal

Replace Boots with Shaman's Ring

Build Item Shaman's Ring Shaman's Ring

Example Build (Before Repalcements)

Build Item Assassin's Blessing Assassin's Blessing
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation

Complete Example Build

Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Shaman's Ring Shaman's Ring
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation

Relic Considerations Notes I typically go Blink and Beads. I sub out beads for aegis if they don't have significant CC. This allows Merlin to blink in and still have a blink out, or to double blink on someone who thought they were definitely out of range and stared to back.

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Merlin's Skill Order

Eclipse / Radiate / Frostbolt

Eclipse / Radiate / Frostbolt

1 X
2 4 6 7 9
Vortex / Dragonfire / Blizzard

Vortex / Dragonfire / Blizzard

2 A
1 8 11 12 14
Flicker

Flicker

3 B
3 15 16 18 19
Elemental Mastery

Elemental Mastery

4 Y
5 10 13 17 20

Skills

1/X/Square: Frostbolt is a good burst ability, comparable to Kuku 1. It slows and does a significant amount of damage. This is a good solo engagement skill or a good finisher. Eclipse or Radiate are both good for clearing a camp or a lane when you are in those stances.

2/A/Cross: Blizzard and Dragonfire are very good for clearing a camp quickly at first level. In addition, they are both very good zoning tools, and both apply an effect: Blizzard slows and Dragonfire reduces protections. Vortex is useful for dragging enemies back towards you in a chase to finish them off.

3/B/Circle: This is a Blink.

4/Y/Triangle: This is Merlin's Stance Change. I have 2 things to say about this:

First, This ability also does AOE damage around you, and has an effect based on your CURRENT STANCE. (Fire: burn, Ice: slow, Arcane: knockup)

Second, You can choose your stance! By default it cycles Arcane (1) > Fire (2) > Ice (3) HOWEVER, after you use the ability, you can press 1(X/Square) to change to Arcane, 2(A/Cross) to change to Fire, and 3(B/Circle) to change to Ice. If you press the option for the stance you are in, it will instead change to the default order.

I find it useful (especially in the early game) to bounce between his ice and fire stance. Ice is a good engaging stance due to the slow, followed by fire, dropping a Dragons Breath to reduce protections and finishing off with Radiate or another ult > ice stance.

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FLAMINGxFURY | April 16, 2019 9:29pm
I've updated it to swap Magus out for Deso and Soul Gem for Bancroft's. Thanks for the feedback :)
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Vini_sds (7) | April 17, 2019 6:35am
You still need to update your example builds :)
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FLAMINGxFURY | April 17, 2019 5:19pm
Done, thanks for catching that <3
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Vini_sds (7) | April 15, 2019 9:30am
Spear of the Magus should be listed as core, instead of Spear of Desolation. Most of Merlin's abilities are tick damage, and Magus is better in this case.

Merlin doesn't need Blink Rune, since his 3 is already a mini blink and he does his damage from a distance.

I don't see why you need Stone of Fal.
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Kriega1 (64) | April 16, 2019 7:01am
Stone of Fal has a garbage passive but you could pick it up for the stats alone, say if the enemy mage hasn't built Obsidian Shard for example, and gives 70 power which isn't too awful. I would only consider it though if the main threat to you was magical damage though.

If I can buy Magi's Cloak and Traveler's Shoes (in season 5, for S6 now I just get a power item + sometimes magi's cloak) on Thoth to avoid Susano them im sure Stone of Fal can't be too bad.
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FLAMINGxFURY | April 16, 2019 9:28pm
That was my reasoning for possible Fal, yes.
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FLAMINGxFURY | April 15, 2019 7:26pm
Would you pick up a Soul Gem in place of Bancroft's in that case? (also how do you embed items in comments lol)
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Kriega1 (64) | April 16, 2019 7:00am
Shoes of Focus, Chronos' Pendant, Spear of the Magus, Gem of Isolation, Rod of Tahuti, Soul Gem, Lategame when you have enough gold for Elixir of Speed and a tier 3 item sell your boots, buy Elixir of Speed and get either a defensive item or Shaman's Ring, Divine Ruin, Obsidian Shard, Doom Orb (overpriced), Ethereal Staff, or Stone of Fal/ Celestial Legion Helm.

The fact that your build has Spear of the Magus not listed as core is to say at the least, shocking. Squishies have base protections as well which means Spear of the Magus isn't just for fighting tanks.
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Branmuffin17 (264) | April 15, 2019 8:09pm
your code for embedding items would look like this:
Code:
[[Bancroft's Talon]]

For lifesteal options, Bancroft's is usually best when you expect to take damage, as you need to take damage to get more from the passive. SG is often better for gods that attack from range can stay safe from farther away.
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