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


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

Banner for Nu Wa guides

Nu Wa Burst Damage Build (Season 8)

18 2 8,144
by Rococo updated December 31, 2021

Smite God: Nu Wa

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

Nu Wa Build


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

Regular Build (in order)

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem

Items that can replace Spear of Desolation

Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Nu Wa's Skill Order

Mysterious Fog

1 X Y
Mysterious Fog
2 15 16 18 19

Clay Soldiers

2 A B
Clay Soldiers
3 4 11 12 14

Shining Metal

3 B A
Shining Metal
1 6 7 8 10

Fire Shards

4 Y X
Fire Shards
5 9 13 17 20
Mysterious Fog
2 15 16 18 19

Mysterious Fog

1 X
Nu Wa condenses moisture into fog at her location which then rolls forward away from her. She and all allies are Stealthed while inside the fog, and have increased movement speed. Attacking breaks the Stealth effect for 1s.

Enemies that run into the fog take damage, and continue to take additional damage again every second they are in the fog.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Damage Per Tick: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+10% of your Magical Power)
Lifetime: 6s
Movement Speed: 10%
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 15s
Clay Soldiers
3 4 11 12 14

Clay Soldiers

2 A
Nu Wa conjures Clay Soldiers from the Earth. If she marked a target while summoning them, they will pursue target until it dies. If she summoned them with no target, they will attack enemy gods who damage Nu Wa, or closest enemies.

Soldiers live for 10s. First they will dash at enemies within 30 units, applying a stack of protection reductions. Stacks up to 3 times, stacks last 2s. They will basic attack after that.

Ability Type: Summon Pet
Number Conjured: 1 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 3 Soldiers
Soldier's Health: 200 (+20% of your Maximum Health)
Base Movement Speed: 365 / 380 / 395 / 410 / 425
Dash Magical Protection Reduction Per Stack: 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20
Basic Attack Damage: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 Per Hit
Range: 40
Cost: 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
Cooldown: 16s
Shining Metal
1 6 7 8 10

Shining Metal

3 B
Nu Wa launches a mass of shining metal, damaging all enemies it hits. If it hits one of her Clay Soldiers, it explodes, dealing additional damage and Stunning enemies.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 / 250 (+75% of your Magical Power)
Minion Explode: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 (+25% of your Magical Power)
Minion Stun: 1 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4s
Range: 65
Cost: 50
Cooldown: 8s
Fire Shards
5 9 13 17 20

Fire Shards

4 Y
Nu Wa flies up into the clouds, gaining visibility on all enemy gods, and summoning fire shards from the sky to damage each of them. As she lifts off the ground, she can pass through player-made deployables.

Ability Type: Global
Damage: 100 / 175 / 250 / 325 / 400 (+30% of your Magical Power)
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 110s


Hi, I'm Rococo. This is my second build I'm doing!

Nu Wa is a super fun character to play and you can make a giant pressure if you know how to play her. This build is focused on playing her in an aggressive way, doing a lot of damage and generating a lot of pressure. I only have 3 stars with it, but a lot of game experience! :)
I hope you enjoy it and that it will be useful in your games!

Pros and Cons

- Generates a lot of pressure
- Good CC
- High damage in late game
- Global ulti that can be used to reveal the enemy's location.

-Very squishy in early game
- Mana hungry
- Easy to be ambushed if not played a little defensively
- High cooldowns

Explanation of the Build

As I said before, this build is focused on generating pressure and doing damage.
For this we will need items like: Rod of Tahuti and Soul Reaver, which will be useful to melt the enemy's magic protection. Also with Spread of Desolation and Charon's Coin we will increase the damage range of Nu Wa.

Then, Soul Gem and Spear of Desolation will provide a small amount of cooldown so that we can use her ulti (and in general, her abilities) more frequently and enter teamfights without problems. If necessary, Spear of Desolation can be replaced by Chrono's Pendant to provide more cooldown.

Gem Soul is the best item for Nu Wa, it provides cooldwon, magical lifesteal and health, but the important thing is the 25% extra damage you can do with the item, if you combine it well with its ulti and Archmage's Gem stacks and the 2% extra damage that Soul Reaver brinds you, I assure you that the damage scales highly.

Depending on what style of play you want to do, Chrono's Pendant can provide a little more cooldown. With Spear of Desolation and Soul Gem you only have 30% cooldown, so with Chrono's Pendant you would add 10% more. The ulti goes from 88 seconds to 76 seconds but reduces a little the damage you can do.
If you want to be a bit more aggressive but sacrifice your cooldown you can use Divine Ruin or Obsidian Shard. However, Spear of Desolation has that cooldown percentage and a bit of penetration, the best of both worlds! Obsidian Shard combines pretty well with Archmage's Gem, Soul Reaver y Soul Gem.

Combos and order of skills

You will start with Shining Metal to be able to damage the minions more easily and besides, it is the ability that generates more damage. Then Mysterious Fog will help you to clean the minions completely.
Clay Soldier will help you to generate a little more pressure in case the minion wave is clear or you have cleared it before the enemy and you still have allied minions left.
At level 4, level up Clay Soldiers to get your second soldier and then focus on leveling up Shining Metal, Clay Soldier and Mysterios Fog. Whenever you have the chance to level up your utli, do it!

In terms of combos, the most used are:
Mysterious Fog, Clay Soldiers and Shining Metal (in that order). The idea of this is that you do a lot of damage by exploding the soldiers and then while the enemy is stuned Mysterious Fog does a little more "passive" damage, in case the enemy does not die you can use Fire Shards to finish off the enemy, and it is always convenient to use it because it reveals information about the enemy on the minimap.

If you know how to handle Mysterious Fog well, you can even ambush the enemy, do it without fear!

Leave a Comment

You need to log in before commenting.

Collapse All Comments

Loading Comments...
Load More Comments

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