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Nu Wa - Guardian Of Heaven

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8.2
by AngelWithMercy updated May 2, 2022

Smite God: Nu Wa

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Build Summary

Stun and Kill - The Squishy Killer

Notes Conduit upgrade is up to you.
Relics are up to you also, however I prefer to go beads and aegis and Nu Wa doesn’t have an escape.

Notes

Conduit upgrade is up to you.
Relics are up to you also, however I prefer to go beads and aegis and Nu Wa doesn’t have an escape.

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Polynomicon Polynomicon
Build Item Calamitous Rod of Tahuti Calamitous Rod of Tahuti

Nu Wa's Skill Order Notes Skill order can be which ever you like, I prefer to level up my clay soldiers first so that I can get all 3. shining Metal is also a good start to level up, your mysterious fog should be the last to level up

Notes

Skill order can be which ever you like, I prefer to level up my clay soldiers first so that I can get all 3. shining Metal is also a good start to level up, your mysterious fog should be the last to level up

Mysterious Fog

1 X Y
Mysterious Fog
3 15 16 18 19

Clay Soldiers

2 A B
Clay Soldiers
2 4 6 7 10

Shining Metal

3 B A
Shining Metal
1 8 11 12 14

Fire Shards

4 Y X
Fire Shards
5 9 13 17 20
Mysterious Fog
3 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
2 4 6 7 10

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 8 11 12 14

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

Nu Wa Threats

Tap each threat level to view Nu Wa’s threats

Max
0
Major
4
Even
2
Minor
0
Tiny
0

Nu Wa Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Nu Wa’s synergies

Ideal
0
Strong
2
OK
2
Low
0
None
0

Extended Build

More Normal Build

Notes A more conventional mage build, good for a standard build if you’re looking for a more safe build

Notes

A more conventional mage build, good for a standard build if you’re looking for a more safe build

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Calamitous Rod of Tahuti Calamitous Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin

Nu Wa is a really powerful god when played right, her stun can be devastating during fights and will normally end in a win for that fight. Her ultimate is extremely useful for sight of the enemies, don’t be afraid to use it off cool-down to get that information.

Introduction

To be able to play Nu Wa successfully you need to play safe and learn all about positioning, never go to far alone otherwise you’ll be picked off easily by just about anyone, play behind tanks and make sure you know your escape routes.

Items

Book of Thoth - Nu Wa has extremely short cool-downs which means she can just fire abilities as much as you want, having the extra mana from the passive will allow you to stay in fights much longer and be more affective

Chronos pendant: just gives you a bit more cool-down to help you out

Spear of desolation: who doesn’t love a bit of penetration

Polynomicon: this allows you to hit super hard after using an ability, if you can land you stun more squishy will either be dead after this hit or close to death

Rod of Tahuti: a bit of extra damage on all abilities wouldn’t be bad

Skills

Clay soldiers: levelling this ability first to get all minions will allow you to be more affective, tanking towers/objectives plus giving you a little escape if you can use minions to block enemies from getting to you, also helpful for stopping abilities like ah puch’s corpses and arachne’s spider babies

Shining Metal: extremely hard hitting but can be levelled up second due to this being a heavy hitting at 1 point

Mysterious Fog: this is your only get away but also your weakest ability, not super great for wave clear but good for a good flank or for an escape, make sure to weave in and out while running away to make yourself unpredictable

Fire shards: very high damage once it’s levelled up, this isn’t an ult you need to hang on to, use this as an extra ward. This will show where everyone is on the map, extremely useful when setting up for team fights or going for objectives like FG and Gold Fury

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LordOdin123 (1) | May 25, 2022 1:13pm
not enought %pen and no soul reaver at least you can forgot soul reaver sometimes but not %pen
1
Kriega1 (133) | May 3, 2022 5:11am
Up to you but a potentially more optimal "squishy" killer build could be Pendulum > Thoth > Deso > Divine > Magus > Typhon's/Tahuti/Shard if you're looking for more ult damage. Otherwise, could go Pendulum > Thoth > Deso > Poly > Typhon's > Tahuti if you're gonna rely on the Clay Soldier prot debuff for penetration.

However, for the "normal" build I really do advise swapping Soul Gem for Reaver (want this for tanks), and swapping Coin for Shard, and tweaking the build order to something like:

Conduit (Focus/Archmage) > Pendant > Deso/Divine > Shard > Reaver > Tahuti.
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AngelWithMercy | May 3, 2022 9:33am
Yeah, I mean I feel like there are many way you can build Nu Wa and it still work, generally I don’t tend to want people to follow builds from here exactly due to counter guiding and everything else, so any build I see/post I will always advise to use as a rough guide if you need a standard sort of build. If that makes sense
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Kriega1 (133) | May 3, 2022 9:57am
The thing is you don't list any potential counter build options (mainly just Divine Ruin - which can be bought every game anyway, although there's also possible defense / hybrid options to consider but they're niche for Nu Wa), and the build you claim is standard is a bit different to a normal standard build.
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