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Smite God: Artio

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Solo
Solo Guardian

Purchase Order

Solo Start

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Breastplate Breastplate
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Normal Solo

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Against Magical Damage

Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope

My Relic Choices

Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Smart Relic Choices

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Shield of Thorns Shield of Thorns
Build Item Bracer of Undoing Bracer of Undoing

If wanting late more power but have to build stacks.

Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Shaman's Ring Shaman's Ring

Artio's Skill Order

Energy Surge / Maul Prey

Energy Surge / Maul Prey

1 X
1 3 5 6 8
Entangling Vines / Ferocious Roar

Entangling Vines / Ferocious Roar

2 A
4 12 13 16 17
Life Tap / Heavy Charge

Life Tap / Heavy Charge

3 B
2 7 9 10 11
Shapeshift

Shapeshift

4 Y
14 15 18 19 20

Introduction

Artio is a very heavy damage and powerful guardian even having been played in jungle. Her start is very powerful and I will play her in support lane or solo. If taking too much magical damage I suggest genji's guard or oni hunters garb.

Team Work

Your AOE Stun is extremely powerful along with your cripple. This cripple can stop most assassins from even doing damage. Serqet can't use her first or third ability making ratio an extremely annoying goddess to play against. Her dash is also some consideration because it gets you out of almost any situation and has a high natural damage cap. You can also cancel your ability during dash so you don't dash too far ahead. I have had games where I was teaching a friend how to play ratio and would dive tower steaming how do I stop her dash. Her dash is just an extremely far range and its quite beautifully insane. I recommend to always check who on the enemy team is doing most damage in order to adjust to your build allowing for less damage done to you and more done to your enemies.

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Kriega1 (115) | October 14, 2018 4:33am
Think these builds need a bit of a revision.
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Gulfwulf (75) | October 14, 2018 8:14am
These are for the guardian build:
  1. Buy Sovereignty second instead of Breastplate of Valor.
  2. Don't buy BoV.
  3. Don't buy Heartward Amulet.
  4. Consider Gauntlet of Thebes early or mid (2nd-4th item). Just remember that you're not very tanky until you get it stacked.
  5. Swap out Shoes of Focus for Reinforced Shoes if you need extra tankiness early.
  6. Swap out Mantle of Discord for Spirit Robe unless the enemy team doesn't have much CC, which rarely, if ever, happens.
  7. Buy Pestilence instead of Void Stone if there are enemy magical healers on the other team (e.g. Hell, Aphrodite and Chang'e).
  8. Consider Shogun's Kusari as a magical defense item if you have 2 or more AA gods on your team.
  9. Oni Hunter's Garb is a great magical defense item even in support since you should be in the thick of things.
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