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Merlin Season 10 Damage Build (10.1)

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8.9
by Shoot_n_Scoot updated September 9, 2023

Smite God: Merlin

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Merlin Build

Starting Items

Build Item Sands of Time Sands of Time
Build Item Magic Focus Magic Focus
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Bountiful Bao Bountiful Bao
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Horn Shard Horn Shard

Full build

Build Item Pendulum of Ages Pendulum of Ages
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Calamitous Rod of Tahuti Calamitous Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Temporal Beads Temporal Beads
Build Item Aegis of Acceleration Aegis of Acceleration

Situational Items

Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Tablet of Destinies Tablet of Destinies

Lifesteal Build

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Bancroft's Claw Bancroft's Claw
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Merlin's Skill Order

Eclipse / Radiate / Frostbolt

1 X Y
Eclipse / Radiate / Frostbolt
2 4 6 8 10

Vortex / Dragonfire / Blizzard

2 A B
Vortex / Dragonfire / Blizzard
1 7 11 13 14

Flicker

3 B A
Flicker
3 15 16 18 19

Elemental Mastery

4 Y X
Elemental Mastery
5 9 12 17 20
Eclipse / Radiate / Frostbolt
2 4 6 8 10

Eclipse / Radiate / Frostbolt

1 X
Arcane: Merlin conjures an orb of condensed celestial energy that grows in size as it travels, dealing damage every 0.4s and marking Enemies hit.

Enemies marked take additional damage if they stay within the outer range of Eclipse.

Fire: Merlin channels a beam of intense fire for 2s that deals damage every 0.25s. Each time Radiate hits an Enemy, it also applies a Burn, dealing additional damage over time.

Ice: Merlin hurls a Frostbolt that explodes if it hits an Enemy, dealing an additional 15% damage if they are slowed.

Ability Type: Line
Initial Arcane Damage: 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+55% of your Magical Power)
Arcane Damage Per Tick: 5 / 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 (+8% of your Magical Power)
Arcane Duration: 3s
Arcane Cooldown: 14s

Fire Damage Per Tick: 6 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 30 (+18% of your Magical Power)
Fire Burn Damage: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+5% of your Magical Power)
Fire Duration: 2s
Fire Cooldown: 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12s

Ice Damage: 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200 (+55% of your Magical Power)
Ice Cooldown: 6s

Range: 60 / 45 / 70
Cost: 60
Vortex / Dragonfire / Blizzard
1 7 11 13 14

Vortex / Dragonfire / Blizzard

2 A
Vortex (Arcane): Merlin deploys a field of arcane energy at a location. After a delay, a Vortex deals damage and pulls Enemies towards the center.

Dragonfire (Fire): Merlin summons forth two ethereal dragons that spout flames towards each other, dealing damage to Enemies every 0.25s. If caught in the center of the area, enemy god's protections are reduced. The dragons last for 3s.

Blizzard (Ice): Merlin creates a Blizzard at a target location. After a brief delay, shards of ice start hurling down every 0.7s. Enemies hit take damage and progressively get more Slowed while they stay within the area.

Enemies hit take damage and progressively get more slowed while they stay within the area.

Ability Type: AoE
Arcane Damage: 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Fire Damage Per Tick: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20 (+20% of your Magical Power)
Fire Protection Reduction: 4%
Fire Max Stacks: 4
Fire Debuff Duration: 4s
Ice Damage Per Tick: 10 / 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Ice Slow Per Stack: 8%
Ice Max Stacks: 5
Ice Slow Duration: 2s
Range: 60 / 50 / 65
Radius: 20 / 30 / 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown (Vortex / Blizzard): 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12s
Cooldown (Dragonfire): 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14s
Flicker
3 15 16 18 19

Flicker

3 B
Merlin quickly teleports a short distance in front of him.

Ability Type: Teleport
Range: 30
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 24 / 23 / 22 / 21 / 20s
Elemental Mastery
5 9 12 17 20

Elemental Mastery

4 Y
Merlin taps into his inner potential, exploding with energy in the stance he is currently attuned to. During this time Merlin can choose which stance to enter into next.

After the explosion reaches its apex, it collapses in on itself. Enemies are dealt damage from the both the explosion and the implosion and suffer different effects depending on which stance's energy they are being hit by.

Ability Type: Buff and AoE
Damage: 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 / 260 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Arcane: Knockup
Fire Damage Per Tick: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+5% of your Magical Power)
Ice Slow: 20%
Slow Duration: 1.5s
Radius: 25
Cost: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80
Cooldown: 30 / 27.5 / 25 / 22.5 / 20s

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1
Jay23243 | February 2, 2023 3:50pm
The life-steal build is not the greatest. Needs more cooldown as well.
1
Kriega1 (143) | February 3, 2023 5:16am
Pendulum, Thoth, Divine, Coin, Reaver, Soul Gem is pretty much the only Merlin build you should be running right now
1
Shoot_n_Scoot | February 3, 2023 1:32am
Thing is it’s like a trade off, in exchange for lifesteal you sacrifice cooldowns but that really affects early to mid until you get staff of myrdinn. I just wanted to give another option for people to try.
1
gavinwintour | February 16, 2022 8:28pm
Love this build
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