Help Support Our Growing Community

SmiteFire is a community that lives to help every Smite player take their game to the next level by having open access to all our tools and resources. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting us in your ad blocker!

Want to support SmiteFire with an ad-free experience? You can support us ad-free for less than $1 a month!

Go Ad-Free
Smitefire logo

Join the leading SMITE community.
Create and share God Guides and Builds.

Create an MFN Account






Or

Not Updated For Current Season

This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page

x

Vote received! Would you like to let the author know their guide helped you and leave them a message?

Banner for Nemesis guides

Nemesis S8 jungle build: Slayer of tanks, Chaser of squishys

2 1 6,687
by Stardusk updated March 8, 2021

Smite God: Nemesis

Build Guide Discussion 0 More Guides
Tap Mouse over an item or ability icon for detailed info

Build Summary

Starting

Notes Manikin Scepter is also a decent option if you prefer big damage early, but it will scale poorly after the 5 minute marker compared to Eye of the Jungle

Notes

Manikin Scepter is also a decent option if you prefer big damage early, but it will scale poorly after the 5 minute marker compared to Eye of the Jungle

Build Item Eye Of The Jungle Eye Of The Jungle
Build Item Katana Katana
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
2
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2

Full Build

Notes Protector of the Jungle is arguably the best starter upgrde for nemesis making her extremely powerful and tanky in the jungle while also providing a nice attack speed for her
Ninja Tabi is prefered over Warrior tabi since nemesis basic attacks prefers to be fast paced than slow-strong due to her passive
Stone Cutting Sword is a match made in heaven for nemesis due to how well it synergises with her passive
Arondight provides lots of power and a small cooldown reduction that nemesis appreciates but shines the most in its passive, between it's speed augmentation and nemesis ultimate speed reduction, there's no escaping her if you're alone
Hydra's Lament nemesis auto-cancel has always been strong so hydra's further increases this abillities
Berserker's Shieldgives nemesis more attack speed, power and a little pen and defenses, all witch pair really well with her kit, while also providing extra power and attack speed when your health drops

Notes

Protector of the Jungle is arguably the best starter upgrde for nemesis making her extremely powerful and tanky in the jungle while also providing a nice attack speed for her
Ninja Tabi is prefered over Warrior tabi since nemesis basic attacks prefers to be fast paced than slow-strong due to her passive
Stone Cutting Sword is a match made in heaven for nemesis due to how well it synergises with her passive
Arondight provides lots of power and a small cooldown reduction that nemesis appreciates but shines the most in its passive, between it's speed augmentation and nemesis ultimate speed reduction, there's no escaping her if you're alone
Hydra's Lament nemesis auto-cancel has always been strong so hydra's further increases this abillities
Berserker's Shieldgives nemesis more attack speed, power and a little pen and defenses, all witch pair really well with her kit, while also providing extra power and attack speed when your health drops

Build Item Protector Of The Jungle Protector Of The Jungle
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Stone Cutting Sword Stone Cutting Sword
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield

Nemesis's Skill Order

Swift Vengeance

1 X Y
Swift Vengeance
2 15 16 18 19

Slice and Dice

2 A B
Slice and Dice
1 3 6 7 8 11

Retribution

3 B A
Retribution
4 9 12 14

Divine Judgement

4 Y X
Divine Judgement
5 10 13 17 20
Swift Vengeance
2 15 16 18 19

Swift Vengeance

1 X
Nemesis dashes in a line, dealing damage to enemies in her path and may dash again within 2s. She may use Basic Attacks and Abilities between the dashes.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+35% of your Physical Power)
Damage (Maximum): 100 / 160 / 220 / 280 / 340 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Cost: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90
Cooldown: 14s
Slice and Dice
1 3 6 7 8 11

Slice and Dice

2 A
Nemesis swings her blade, dealing damage in an area in front of her. Enemies in the center of her swing are struck for 2x damage and Slowed for 2s.

Ability Type: Cone
Damage: 45 / 75 / 105 / 135 / 165 (+30% of your Physical Power)
Damage (Center): 90 / 150 / 210 / 270 / 330 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 30%
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 11s
Retribution
4 9 12 14

Retribution

3 B
Nemesis activates a temporary Shield around herself that protects her from a set amount of damage, or until time expires. A percentage of incoming damage from gods is healed and reflected back to the source. Hard Crowd Control effects remove the Shield.

Ability Type: Buff
Damage Reflect: 50% of damage received
Healing: 100% of damage received
Shield Health: 100 / 180 / 260 / 340 / 420
Duration: 2s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 16s
Divine Judgement
5 10 13 17 20

Divine Judgement

4 Y
Nemesis chooses a single enemy god, reducing their Health and movement speed and stealing a portion of their Protections for a time period. Her movement speed is also increased during this time.

Ability Type: Buff
Damage: 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30% of current HP
Protections: 30%
Movement Speed: 15 / 15 / 20 / 20 / 25%
Target Debuff Duration: 5s
Nemesis Buff Duration: 5s
Cost: 90 / 95 / 100 / 105 / 110
Cooldown: 90s

Extended Build

Sell Boots for

Notes Atalanta's Bow while not as powerful as last season still provides good attack speed, little penetration and power and a passive that lets you gas pedal through kills
Serrated edge is probably the best lifesteal item for nemesis between its base and passive, while also giving her speed and a bunch o penetration
The Executioner[/color and Ichaivalwork similar with nemesis, along with her passive, executioner makes so that no tank shall remain safe from you while Ichaival makes auto-attackers have a hard time fighting 1x1 with you
Qin's Sais is another option against tanks who are focusing more on health than defenses

Notes

Atalanta's Bow while not as powerful as last season still provides good attack speed, little penetration and power and a passive that lets you gas pedal through kills
Serrated edge is probably the best lifesteal item for nemesis between its base and passive, while also giving her speed and a bunch o penetration
The Executioner[/color and Ichaivalwork similar with nemesis, along with her passive, executioner makes so that no tank shall remain safe from you while Ichaival makes auto-attackers have a hard time fighting 1x1 with you
Qin's Sais is another option against tanks who are focusing more on health than defenses

Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Ichaival Ichaival
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais

Ocasional Items

Notes Brawlers Beat Stick and Toxic Blade are both valuable atnti-healing options for nemesis in this hybrid attacking build, coming down to your preference on which
Malice and Wind Demon makes thebest itens if you were to opt for crit on nemesis substituting Hydras Lament and Berseker shield, with malice providing the missing cooldown from hydra's and Wind Demon granting penetration and attack speed that Berserker would Provide
Shifter's Shield and Mantle of Discord act as good options for defense in nemesis with Shifter's being more hybrid and Mantle being more defensive

Notes

Brawlers Beat Stick and Toxic Blade are both valuable atnti-healing options for nemesis in this hybrid attacking build, coming down to your preference on which
Malice and Wind Demon makes thebest itens if you were to opt for crit on nemesis substituting Hydras Lament and Berseker shield, with malice providing the missing cooldown from hydra's and Wind Demon granting penetration and attack speed that Berserker would Provide
Shifter's Shield and Mantle of Discord act as good options for defense in nemesis with Shifter's being more hybrid and Mantle being more defensive

Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Malice Malice
Build Item Wind Demon Wind Demon
Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Relics

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

What's her issue now?

At fisrst nemesis might feel weird build wise and abillity wise, since she isn't truly an auto-attacker like aracne or bakasura, nor is she a pure ability based assassin like fenrir or Ravana. She falls on a special category that I call auto-abilitty assassin, which is propably the main reason you don't see her as much as last season since there's not a Starter item that favor basic attack and simulteneously benefit abillity usage, and this season greatly resolves around one's starter item. Regardless Nemesis is still a fantastic assassin so long as she is build and played properly.

How to use

Nemesis employs and demands great use of both her auto attacks and her abillities. Which is why this build is split between Power and Cooldown items/Attack Speed and penetration itens. The reason you want to invest on penetration on nemesis more than in other assassins is because of a unique capacity of nemesis: due to her ultimate, nemesis is able to effortlessly damage and kill tankier characters all game long, be the solo, support or a hybrid assassin, between nemesis ultimate protection steal and the penetration built in this build, she can easily shred through tanks even better than some hunters. Also, due to the investment on abillities with power, coupled with her base high speed and huge amount of slows in her kit, nemesis makes for a fantastic squishy killer as well, like the mid laner, the adc or the enemy jungler, having high damage in her autos and abillities that allow her to close the gap between them (her 1), deal great damage and slow (2) and protection-reflection against those high damage dealing attacks they have (3). Her 3 and Her Ultimate also make nemesis surprisingly hard to kill with the built in shield-thorns that also heals nemesis and a ultimate that, if used on a tanky character, also makes nemesis temporalily tanky, catching the damage dealers by surprise at how little damage they're doing to her

Ability rank up

You'll wanna rank up Slice and Dice first for the jungle clear as well as it is your more consistant damage dealing ability, which is also the abillity you should rank up to the max first
You should rank up second Swift Vengeance since it's you getaway and chasing abillity, as well as it helps clearing the jungle a little. It is however the abilitty you rank up to max last since it would only increase the damage that this abilitty does which is generally not as relevant as the rest of her abillities.
At either level 3 or 4 you should get Retribution, 3 if you're in constant PVP scenarios, otherwise rank it at level 4 since ranking up Slice and dice is better for jungle clearing. It's the abillity you should rank up second since it increases the shield health and, therefore, increases the amount of damage reflected at the target and the heal that namesis will get from it.
You ultimate Divine Judgement should be ranked up every time you can since it will increase the slow effect on the enemy and also increase your movement speed buff, making scaping her even more unlikely

Leave a Comment

You need to log in before commenting.

Collapse All Comments

Loading Comments...
Load More Comments
League of Legends Build Guide Author Stardusk
Nemesis S8 jungle build: Slayer of tanks, Chaser of squishys
Table of Contents

SMITEFire is the place to find the perfect build guide to take your game to the next level. Learn how to play a new god, or fine tune your favorite SMITE gods’s build and strategy.

Copyright © 2019 SMITEFire | All Rights Reserved