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Never Ending Hades: Hades Solo & Mid (S7.4)

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Smite God: Hades

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Purchase Order


Build Item Talon Trinket Talon Trinket
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion


Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Polynomicon Polynomicon
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant


Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor


Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Book of the Dead Book of the Dead
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Ring of Hecate Ring of Hecate
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation


Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph


Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Elixir of Power Elixir of Power
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Sentry Ward Sentry Ward
Build Item Ward Ward

Hades's Skill Order

Death From Below

Death From Below

1 X
2 14 15 16 17
Shroud of Darkness

Shroud of Darkness

2 A
3 8 9 11 12
Devour Souls

Devour Souls

3 B
1 4 6 7 18
Pillar of Agony

Pillar of Agony

4 Y
5 10 13 19 20


Hello everyone! In this build, we will go over what it takes to play the best Hades you can possibly play. This build is mainly for Conquest, but works just as well in Joust and Assault. Hades is my most played God because he can be viable in just about any situation. His Early game is very solid, along with his mid and late game presence. This is my first SmiteFire guide and any criticism is welcomed.



    Strong early lane clear
    Sustain in lane
    Hard CC
    Easy mobility
    Very easy to snowball
    Close quarters mage
    Easily locked down without beads
    Relies on lifesteal heavily
    Only range in Auto Attacks


First things first. You will always want to start off with buying a Talon Trinket. This will allow you to get sustainability early on. After you have fully built a Bancroft's Talon from your Talon Trinket, you will want to start building Shoes of the Magi. These shoes will give you lifesteal, which Hades really depends on. Afterwords, your third item is situational. Depending on who you're facing, you will build a Pythagorem's Piece unless you are facing someone with lifesteal items. If that's the case, you will need to build a Divine Ruin to reduce their healing. Fourth item will be your Typhon's Fang, giving you more lifesteal and magical power. the fifth item will be a Polynomicon giving you additional damage on top of your base damage. The last item is, again, situational. If you are constantly getting 100 to 0 when you spawn, then I would recommend building a Mantle of Discord to give you both physical and magical protection. If you aren't getting one shot everytime you spawn in, start building Chrono's Pendant. That will let you get more reduced cooldown along with more power.


Hades is a very feared God to play against if you know what you're doing and how to play him. Fortunately, Hades is a very easy God to pick up for everyone, including new players. You will be a force to be messed with. You will kill other Gods and have low health, then do a combo on either creeps, or Gods and get full HP again.

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P00N_MASTER | May 20, 2020 3:42pm
Just some clarification on this build. If you build Bancoft's Talon, Shoes of the Magi, Pythagorems piece, Typhon's fang, Polynomicon, and Chronos' Pendant, you will be sitting at 62/65 on your lifesteal. You will not overcap with those items. As far as the Ring of Hecate, I tested it out and I was wrong about adding it to the build. It was awful! Also, as far as enemy gods building a divine+beatstick, If that happens, you'd be better off building a half tank-half CC build and play closer to the support role. Your ult might not do as much damage, but you can bait out beads and Aegis and let your team take care of the damage aspect.
Devampi (95) | May 21, 2020 12:53pm
you're right if you only consider the raw stats the items give.
8+15+15+12+12 = 62%

However, I want to point your attention towards the passive of Bancroft's Talon and Pythagorem's Piece aura (which does affect the user).

You gain additional Magical Power and Lifesteal scaled from missing Health. This caps at 100 power and 20% Lifesteal at 25% Health.

Allied gods within 70 units have their Magical Lifesteal increased by 12% and their Magical Power increased by 30 or their Physical Lifesteal increased by 10% and their Physical Power increased by 20.

Meaning the numbers in all actuality are:
8+15 to 35+15+24+12= 74% to 94% from 100% hp to 25% hp.
So it does overcap (cap is 65%). If you don't believe me just go into jungle practice not the god builder, since it does not account for passives or auras and grab phytagorem's press tab hover over the offensive stat and search for lifesteal and it will say 24%. For Bancroft let yourself drop to 25% and check again.
Big damage (2) | May 19, 2020 2:16am
I could see this easily being a midlane build, however solo it isn't viable at all. All you will be doing is leaving a gap in your front line for their late game solo building defences to dive into with ease by essentially having an extra midlaner.
P00N_MASTER | May 20, 2020 3:44pm
I pretty much only play Hades in the solo lane and I never really have any troubles with staying on level and it does fairly well in group fights as well.
boogiebass (41) | May 18, 2020 1:24pm
4 lifesteal items being core with Hecate ring is not good on Hades. At all

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Devampi (95) | May 19, 2020 3:01am
This kinda sounds like you don't understand the meaning of core item. A core item is an item you will want to build in a game as it just provides the things the character needs or synergies super well with them.

A good example is The Executioner is a common core item for most hunters to build as it provides all the 3 stats they want to help their damage output. This is a class core item.

Another type of core is a build core. The build made around a certain item effect like the adc pen build usually focusing on a core of The Executioner, Qin's Sais and Titan's Bane.

This is pretty much the definition of Core items in MOBAs it's either god specific or build specific.

Also are you aware that the magical lifesteal cap is 65% and you will be able to hit it after finishing phytagorem's piece if you hit 25% hp? nullifying either Bancroft's Talon passive a bit or the lifesteal from the other items.

And let's not start about the effect anti heal will have on the "core" build.
Kriega1 (107) | May 19, 2020 2:45am
There is no situation in the history of Smite where Ring Of Hecate will be a good item on Hades.
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