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*NEW* Season 8 - Scylla Mid Builds

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by RonPerlas updated February 1, 2021

Smite God: Scylla

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Build Summary

Starting items/1st

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Magic Focus Magic Focus
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Full Build

Notes Sell boots and get Elixir of Speed for Staff of Myrrdin or Soul Reaver


Sell boots and get Elixir of Speed for Staff of Myrrdin or Soul Reaver

Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Scylla's Skill Order

Sic 'Em

1 X Y
Sic 'Em
2 8 11 12 14


2 A B
1 4 6 7 9


3 B A
3 15 16 18 19

I'm a Monster

4 Y X
I'm a Monster
5 10 13 17 20
Sic 'Em
2 8 11 12 14

Sic 'Em

1 X
Scylla sends two hounds forward, damaging, rooting, and crippling the first enemy hit.

At max rank, two additional enemies nearby the first target will also be hit.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+75% of your Magical Power)
Root Duration: 1.15 / 1.3 / 1.45 / 1.6 / 1.75s
Cost: 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
Cooldown: 10s
1 4 6 7 9


2 A
Scylla creates a magical field that Slows enemies. After 5s it detonates and causes damage. Scylla may activate the ability again to detonate it early.

At max rank, enemies in the area also have their Magical Protection reduced, and targets hit by the damage are Slowed for 1s.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 100 / 155 / 210 / 265 / 320 (+85% of your Magical Power)
Slow: 30%
Max Rank Debuff: 15% Magical Protection Reduced
Radius: 20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 10s
3 15 16 18 19


3 B
Passive: Scylla gains MP5.

Active: Scylla summons a Sentinel to the target area, granting vision of enemies for 5s. Scylla may activate the ability again within 5s to move to the Sentinel location.

At max rank, the vision is granted through line of sight blockers, and placement range increases.

Ability Type: Ward, Leap
Passive MP5: 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12
Vision Range: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80
Summon Range: 65 / 65 / 65 / 65 / 70
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 15s
I'm a Monster
5 10 13 17 20

I'm a Monster

4 Y
Scylla reveals her true nature, becoming immune to Crowd Control for the next 6s, and gaining movement speed. She may make one powerful attack during this time. If she kills an enemy god with the attack, she gains another 6s and may attack again.

At max rank, the movement speed bonus doubles.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage Per Hit: 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 (+120% of your Magical Power)
Movement Speed: 35 / 35 / 35 / 35 / 70%
Range: 60
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Scylla Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Scylla’s synergies


Extended Build

First back & 2nd item

Notes When you back, you should pick Shoes of Focus first, so you have cooldown and movement speed. Then after that you have the option to either get Rod of Tahuti or Divine Ruin. I would lean more on Divine Ruin as my first pen, because in my opinion. Flat pen does more in the early stage of the game then percent pen. It's totally up to you.


When you back, you should pick Shoes of Focus first, so you have cooldown and movement speed. Then after that you have the option to either get Rod of Tahuti or Divine Ruin. I would lean more on Divine Ruin as my first pen, because in my opinion. Flat pen does more in the early stage of the game then percent pen. It's totally up to you.

Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi

3rd item

Notes Rod of Tahuti can be use as a 3rd or 4th item. I've seen other people get tahuti now in early stage of the game.


Rod of Tahuti can be use as a 3rd or 4th item. I've seen other people get tahuti now in early stage of the game.

Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem

5th item

Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Starter Item (Upgraded)

Notes If you hit level 20 at this point. Upgrade your starter item first to Archmage's Gem


If you hit level 20 at this point. Upgrade your starter item first to Archmage's Gem

Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem

Final item (Pick one)

Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin

Consumables & Wards!

Notes Please ward your lane.


Please ward your lane.

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


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

Optional Items

Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation


Hi, my guide is still working in progress, because people are still figuring out the best item for each gods. I will try my best to explain the way the game start for Scylla. My guide is center to conquest specifically, but I've tried it in Arena and it works since some of the items are currently strong at the start of season. :)


The order of items, I would go for Scylla

Starter and 2nd item: So, you have a lot of option when starting the game. You can either go Rod of Tahuti first item along with your starter item. OR you can go tier 1 item of Divine Ruin.

3rd item: When you have enough gold, after you back. Finish boots first, get either Shoes of Focus for cooldown or Shoes of the Magi for life steal.

4th item and returning to base: When you're done with your boots, come back to the base and finish either Rod of Tahuti or Divine Ruin. I personally will lean more on divine, because flat pen is better in the early stage of the game than percent pen. This part is totally up to you and how you farm gold in the entire match. If you don't need Divine Ruin, go and pick up Spear of Desolation. This item was recently buff, and the stats are absolutely amazing!

5th item: At this point, after Rod, I like to go for Soul Gem. It's a good item right now.

Upgrading your starter item: So, this part is important. In season 8 you can now upgrade your starting item and it gets so much stats compare if you're selling it to another tier 3 item. At this point of the game if you hit level 20, I would upgrade this.

Final Item: In the end, you will be selling your boots. Go to consumable tab and pick up Elixir of Speed for 1500 gold. This will replace your boots then later get either Soul Reaver or Staff of Myrddin.

Optional Items:

You can get rid of Divine Ruin if you're not going against any healer that you think it will be a problem. if you're not getting this item. I would go Spear of Desolation

Build Path in order: Below you can see how I build the items in order and you can try other builds as well. If you are new to the game, I hope this image helps you up. Click the link below it will show you the image of the build and it will direct you to Imgur.

>>> Click here to see Scylla's build in order

Leveling your abilities, Skill Combos & Tips/Advice


Sic 'Em (1st Ability) - You want to level this ability after you're done with Crush. Later in the game. This will do a lot of damage. At max rank, Scylla summons two hounds if they are close together.

Crush (2nd Ability) - You pretty much want to start with Crush. This will give you her minion clearing in the early stage. Late game, this ability deals a ton! you are also slows while in the circle and have the enemies' protection reduce.

Sentinel (3rd Ability) - (!!!) Do not focus this ability that much.

I'm a Monster (Ultimate) - As long as you focus on 1st, 2nd and your ultimate. You should be fine. Late game, this deals a 1000 damage with full build! :)

Quick Learner (Passive) (RECENTLY CHANGED) -It's pretty much a free magical power. Each abilities gain 25 Magical Power for each max rank. Total of 100 Magical Power.


Scylla's has 3 combos. Follow the Icon below. This is how you use Scylla kit. Make sure you hit them all for that sweet sweeeeeet sweeeet damage!

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(Note: This combo alone can one shot someone in late game w/ full build.)

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First advice I can give you it's a no brainer, if you're playing Scylla please focus on squishy targets. Don't go after tanks like Support or Warriors (Tanks), they will most likely build magical protection against you. I would advice you to focus on Mage, Hunter and Assassin if you can. Only attack tanks if you know they are like 6-7 levels behind you or maybe later in the game when it's time to push objectives or grouping up as a team.

Second advice is if you are getting gank a lot by the jungler and dying to mid lane a lot. I would recommend warding your lane. This is a very common strategy and it will help you not to feed in the game. At least stay behind towers, communicate with your jungler, talking trash and spamming vgs is not gonna help you win your game. Just try to be patient, farm as much as possible and come back later in the game.

Informative Videos

If you are looking to know more about Scylla and want to get better at her. Why not watch a couple of videos where I learn to play her? Keep in mind, this will only give you a general idea on how to use her. I strongly advice not to follow their build due to the items changing from season to season. Anyway, here's some very informative videos and a little bit funny stuff as well. If you are new to the game I advice to watch some vids. I'm also adding a video of Incon explaining starter items, if you are interested in that. :)

(Note: Incon, one of the biggest Smite youtube/steamer. He is an ex-Pro player is now dedicated to streaming on Twitch Fulltime. He upload videos everyday on Youtube. He is one of the nicest guy on the Smite scene, I've personally learn a lot from him, watching his videos for the past 4-5 years. Make sure you check him out.)

(Note: Mythymoo, if you like Smite comedy check him out. Note, that Mythymoo doesn't play or upload Smite anymore. But these are funny videos nonetheless.)

Venenu is currently the mid laner for the team in SPL called Renegades. Here are some videos of him from his youtube channel.

This next one is Solodouble J, he's also a big Smite youtuber. He uploads daily Smite videos everyday. Make sure you sub to his channel and follow him on Twitch. Follow this guy if you like meme builds.

Pros / Cons

+High Damage
+Great for beginners.
+Great in team fight

-Weak early game


In the end, Scylla is pretty fun to play. She is always known for her late game status. I hope you guys find this guide helpful. Please take one second to rate the guide if you like it. Thank You and have fun with this build!


Dated Submitted 11/2/16


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Kriega1 (130) | February 7, 2020 8:04am
Wait what lol how is Pythags core on Scylla
Kriega1 (130) | August 19, 2018 3:02pm
Capping CDR, getting Bancrofts and not Poly on Scylla... I can’t recommend this build at all.
boogiebass (46) | April 25, 2018 7:05pm
OMG Tlaloc, look. Ron updated his guide!
Tlaloc1050 (17) | April 26, 2018 12:42am
Yay! Finally! I only noticed this now lol.
RonPerlas (3) | March 7, 2018 9:00am
Guide updated to Season 5! :)
RonPerlas (3) | August 3, 2017 7:56pm
I added a new build for ranked conquest. Skill abilities order will be changed soon, sorry i'm super busy at the moment! :D
Papa Murmz (16) | July 31, 2017 8:12am
In Regards to Build 2 (Joust/Clash/Siege) Season 4:

I generally like the build, but in a perfect world. It almost seems like an "unobtainable" build to an extent. In total, it's going to be 15,500 Gold, not including any Consumables you may want; which is pretty pricey in Joust, Clash, and Siege.

My first recommendation would be to switch Spear of Desolation with Obsidian Shard. Maybe you're picking-up Spear of Desolation for the CDR or to keep all the Pentration as "Flat" Penetration, but all-in-all, I just don't think this item gives the bang for its buck; I'm just not completely sold on this item even with the changes it has gone through. You can retain the same CDR by picking-up Shoes of Focus (but you'll lose early Pen), and will be generally more effective against tankier Gods with Obsidian Shard.

Second, would be Bancroft's Talon. I like this item, don't get me wrong, but other items can over shadow it. I would recommend picking-up Polynomicon over Bancroft's Talon for the sole reason of having that extra MP on your next basic attack. How many times as Scylla have you used Sic 'Em and Crush and the bloody bastard is on 1HP (figuratively)? Too many to even talk about. With Polynomicon, you greatly improve your finishing ability in general and when and opponent uses Meditation Cloak if your combo can't do the job.

Third, I would pick-up Rod of Tahuti before Soul Reaver. When buying an item like Soul Reaver I'd like to have as much power as possible already online. By grabbing Soul Reaver 5th, you are limiting the output the item can do initially.

Lastly, I like Soul Reaver, but only if I'm ahead, and under certain circumstances. If you're looking for a "Bonus Damage" item, I'd opt for Ethereal Staff instead. With Soul Reaver, I assume you were looking to get Bonus Damage Procs on Crush? Soul Reaver will only allow you to do this every 40 seconds where Ethereal Staff hit every 10 seconds. The next argument some would make would be "but Murmz, Soul Reaver hits for 10%, and Ethereal Staff only hit for 5%." Don't worry I got you covered...this is true, but in a span of 40 seconds, Ethereal Staff will Proc 4 times where Soul Reaver will only Proc 1 time, making Ethereal Staff the more effective, and damaging item.

With all that said, the Final Build is looking like this:

Book of Thoth
Shoes of the Magi
Obsidian Shard
Rod of Tahuti
Ethereal Staff

Again, this is sort of what I've been using w/ her in Season 4, so please take it with a grain of salt. XD
xZeroStrike (46) | July 31, 2017 11:44am
I think Ethereal Staff is better than Soul Reaver in pretty much every way.

Cheaper, only 10 power less, extra health and CCR, and you can get 10% of the passive in 10 seconds as opposed to the 40 seconds of Soul Reaver. So I think it's almost always a better option to build Ethereal Staff over Soul Reaver, unless you're dying to get that 10 extra power.
Papa Murmz (16) | July 31, 2017 11:49am
Exactly the point I wanted to make, but didn't want to say. I personally agree with you, and feel Ethereal Staff is better. I like Ethereal Staff even more when stacking Book of Thoth.

If you stack Book of Thoth with Soul Reaver, the 300 Mana that comes with it is virtually useless (in a sense).

I will edit my comment and make a more definitive stance on the last item.
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Gulfwulf (81) | July 31, 2017 10:21am
Huh. A friend of mine is trying to get better with Scylla, so I'll have to show him this post.
RonPerlas (3) | August 3, 2017 8:38pm
thanks! :)
NoahoV | June 13, 2017 5:57am
Ucan tell ur not a good scylla player just of the fact u put a 2nd point into the ulkt instead of maxing ur crush first, and then going on to max the sic em
RonPerlas (3) | August 3, 2017 8:39pm
I'm updating the ability skill in order soon. I just don't have time right now, Thanks! :)
Branmuffin17 (365) | June 13, 2017 12:42pm
I don't know that you would determine the skill of a player by a 2 level order "inefficiency." You do have a point...but making that point doesn't require you to insult someone. I don't really get how some people can be so quick and comfortable saying these kinds of things to people they don't know.

In any case, Ron, Noah has a point... Scylla's passive makes her leveling order different than others...normally with most gods where leveling the ult whenever possible is a given, it's a no-brainer. However, in this case, if you were to level Crush at 9 instead of making I'm a Monster level 2, you trade a 100 damage increase (+120% scaling) from a base 90s CD ult for:
  1. 55 damage increase (+90% scaling) on a base 10s CD ability
  2. 20 power increase from Quick Learner for maxing Crush
  3. 25% penetration from Crush being at max rank
As such, optimal order level would probably be Crush at 9, I'm a Monster at 10, then additionally Sic 'Em at 13, and I'm a Monster at 14. You could even consider delaying more than 1 point into your ult until after you've maxed Sic 'Em as well, which would mean it would be maxed at 12, and your 2nd point into your ult would be level 13.

That said, that depends a bit on how much you value your ult. Even though it has a long CD, let's say you're great at hitting it...if ~100 damage might mean the difference in getting a kill and not, well, it might be worth the extra point in the ult if you're able to chain multiple kills often.

I also missed this detail...guess I'm not a good Scylla player either (in fact, I'm not, hahaha).
GameGeekFan (50) | June 13, 2017 1:49pm
This is like the most basic thing to call someone bad tho. Its literally a matter of preference when it comes to little details like this.
sunny108108 (3) | April 3, 2017 8:49pm
great build for scylla!
RonPerlas (3) | April 4, 2017 11:04am
Thank you! :)
RomanSilver | February 27, 2017 1:47am
I use it and it was effective.
RonPerlas (3) | March 1, 2017 5:21pm
Glad you like it. This build also works for Zeus :D I love the Spear of Desolation this season!
LauraIsHere | February 18, 2017 12:51pm
I like your build! thanks. :>
RonPerlas (3) | February 19, 2017 4:30pm
Glad you like it. :)
Sunnykat (1) | February 16, 2017 12:33pm
I really like your builds! It has very nice damage in these game modes, and late game is beautiful. Stacking is one of my favorite things to do on Scylla, since the stacking items are usually stronger than the ones that don't.
RonPerlas (3) | February 17, 2017 3:05pm
Thank You! :)
DosX | December 1, 2016 10:26am
Having fun with this build. One slight suggestion for you to try out. For skills, maxing Crush (2) quickly can add damage because of the increase power and the lowering of targets magical resistance. You get slightly better damage overall by skipping the second I'm A Monster (4) and taking Crush to level 5 first.
RonPerlas (3) | February 18, 2017 11:46am
Already Fixed it. Thanks for the feed back! :)
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