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Merlin - The Enchanter

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Smite God: Merlin

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Purchase Order

Early Game

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Chalice of Mana Chalice of Mana

Base Build

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

Buy Shaman's Then Sell Mage's Blessing For One Of Last Three

Build Item Shaman's Ring Shaman's Ring
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard


Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Celestial Legion Helm Celestial Legion Helm
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver


Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

If You Need Lifesteal

Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang

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


3 B
3 15 16 18 19
Elemental Mastery

Elemental Mastery

4 Y
5 10 13 17 20

Pros / Cons

High Single Target and AOE Damage
Great escape with Flicker and Arcane: Vortex + Elemental Mastery Knock-up
Pretty Reliable Damage Dealer Whole Game

Early Game Heavy Mana Reliant
High Cooldowns


After Each Ability used be sure to auto-attack!
Ice - Great range, damage, and control
Fire - Best Damage
Arcane - Great for chasing and escape. Alternate Vortex + Eclipse combo to confuse your enemy and maximize damage in this form.

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Kriega1 (107) | February 11, 2019 3:59pm
Sorry but this build is trash. You're getting penetration way too late in the build when you should be getting spear of the magus/pen by at latest of third item (not including blessing).

Downovting, especially with double chalice.

Also hilarious how you list Typhon's Fang on it's own without Bancrofts.

For how to build Merlin not like a fool:
Mortikus | February 11, 2019 5:10pm
If I wanted to conquest would play league, also Poly Gives Lifesteal.
Branmuffin17 (311) | February 11, 2019 5:47pm
All you would have to do for non Conquest modes is Drop The Blessing. A lot of times what makes a conquest build weaker in fast modes like Arena is the use of high-cost stacking items like book of Thoth. If you take a look at the build, it doesn't have stacking. It's perfectly set up for arena.

Also yes polynomicon gives lifesteal. That said it is the lowest percent lifesteal. In addition, here's a question. Do you know how lifesteal applies to area of effect abilities?
Kriega1 (107) | February 11, 2019 5:21pm
The build I linked works well in arena too
Mortikus | February 11, 2019 5:09pm
Works great for arena.
Branmuffin17 (311) | February 11, 2019 5:17pm
I do want to say, this phrase comes with so many variables that it's tough to justify as-is.

God matchups play a huge role. Skill levels and internal matchmaking play a huge role. Inefficient or poor builds can work great in the right hands or against new players that don't know much.

That said, I'm not trying to put you down...just that the "works great" thing can be extremely subjective.
boogiebass (41) | February 11, 2019 2:44pm
Polynomicon? Merlin is an AA cancel mage?
Kriega1 (107) | February 11, 2019 4:00pm
His passive is a mini poly but that does not mean in any way that you should build poly on Merlin.
Mortikus | February 11, 2019 5:17pm
Agreed. It works well on 1v1 but in arena it doesn't do well for clear. I removed it and removed Typhon because you no longer get the lifesteal from Poly
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Merlin - The Enchanter
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