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I originally made this guide back in 2012 and haven't really updated it since! Back then the meta was wayyyyyy different and Thor could be played in in the duo lane and even mid! Well now he's most productive in the jungle, so here goes!
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I found when playing Thor, if you fall behind or dont build him correctly you'll find yourself doing very little damage. People tend to forget the damage auto-hits are capable of doing and I want to make this as clear as possible in this guide.
By building Thor with on-hit effects (like Qin's Blades, Deathbringer, Frostbound Hammer) and a decent amount of Attack Speed ( Fatalis, Soul Eater, Qin's Blades, Witch Stone) you are able to jump into fights with Anvil of Dawn, Pop Mjolnir's Attunement and then rip the enemies apart with auto-hits.
My personal favourite Thor build as you can deal a tonne of damage as well as dealing it back. This build focusses on giving a good balance between damage/defence. This build only lacks a little less magical resist than desired, but it makes up for it with physical protection and sheer damage. The Auto-Hit damage this build can pull off is awesome when thinking about the amount of damage you will be able to receive.
We all want to deal a tonne of damage sometimes, so why not try it with Thor, after all that mace has got to be good for something. Although I don't play this build very often it still has potential and really suits the play style of you, so I thought i'de wack it in anyway.
Many people get the impression that Thor is unkillable machine (like Ymir) but in all honestly hes not... unless built like it. If you truly want to just survive loads and help out fights try this build. It has potential as it aids your passive, you will naturly be in the middle of more fights and therfor have more enmies around you, with an often buff of 60 physical power you will still be able to deal some damage with this alone.
The new concept of a 'Qin's Tank' is a tank which builds tank defensively but with an early Qin's Blades. Your abilties wont do very much damage but you will have a tonne of resist and health and far amount of attack speed.
The Qin's Blade will give your auto hits a decent amount of damage, nothing major but still more than a normal tank. But the great thing is that you'll be pretty much just as tanky as all the others.
When playing Thor in his more overlooked role, Mid Lane, know thy enemy. Keep and careful eye on their:
- Health (can my Anvil of Dawn Stun and auto-hits finish them off?)
- Mana (do they even have enough mana to cast and spells?)
- Abilities (what ability have they brought? Could their lack of mana be a trap, luring me to believe they cant deal any damage but then popping meditation and blasting the living hell out of me.
- Cooldowns (has the enemy just burnt one or more of skills trying to poke you? If so take the chance to jump on their faces!
Thor is great at 1v1 as he is so hard to kill (if built correctly) yet capable of dealing high damage through he's auto-hits alone (if built correctly)
When playing Thor in his most commonly role, the Duo Lane, make sure to be prepared and accept the fact that you will take a lot of damage, be on your toes and know that a good Thor is a Thor who knows their limits.
It's very tempting to simply charge at the enemy, spinning like crazy whilst casting Berserker Barrage and expecting everything to die. Try to save it for more useful times, the knock-up and slow immunity can become very handy when chasing down early kills or escaping a misjudged fight.
Thank you for taking the time to read my second Smitefire guide, I hope I have covered the basics and have achieved what I aimed to do, a simple yet descriptive guide for people new to Thor, Bruizer/Mid/Duo Lane Guide or even Smite.
Please get back to me guys, your input really helps me improve my quality of information, im here to help you and if you can help me do that, it is always much appreciated.
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