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Poseidon Season 8 Mid/Jungle Build Guide

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by Roborkop updated February 5, 2021

Smite God: Poseidon

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Poseidon Build

Starter Items - Mid

Notes Aegis Amulet or Purification Beads, pick one you need against Mid or Jungle player.

Notes

Aegis Amulet or Purification Beads, pick one you need against Mid or Jungle player.

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Starter item Full build - Mid

Notes You can change the order of these items. Also i always pick Blink Rune so i have huge oneshot potential and escape source.

Notes

You can change the order of these items. Also i always pick Blink Rune so i have huge oneshot potential and escape source.

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune

Full Build with lvl 20 starter

Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Full build no Boots - Mid

Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Situational items - Mid

Notes Take Spectral Armor against crit builds, as Poseidon is easy target once you have used your Release The Kraken! ability i pick Mantle of Discord to help me with sustain. Also if i am facing more magical Gods i usually pick Genji's Guard so i can sustain their bursts.

Notes

Take Spectral Armor against crit builds, as Poseidon is easy target once you have used your Release The Kraken! ability i pick Mantle of Discord to help me with sustain. Also if i am facing more magical Gods i usually pick Genji's Guard so i can sustain their bursts.

Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation
Build Item Ethereal Staff Ethereal Staff
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard

Starter Items - Jungle

Notes Always pick Blink Rune, take 3x Healing Potion because camps deal a lot of damage to you as a mage.

Notes

Always pick Blink Rune, take 3x Healing Potion because camps deal a lot of damage to you as a mage.

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune

Starter item Full build - Jungle

Notes Doom Orb Can be stacked even with camp monsters, cause of this i pick this item so i am faster with higher magical power when i fight.

Notes

Doom Orb Can be stacked even with camp monsters, cause of this i pick this item so i am faster with higher magical power when i fight.

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Full build - lvl 20 Starter

Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Full build no Boots - Jungle

Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Situational items - Jungle

Notes You can also use items from Situational mid items but these are the items i use. Celestial Legion Helm is a good item to have if there are physical jungler and solo player.

Notes

You can also use items from Situational mid items but these are the items i use. Celestial Legion Helm is a good item to have if there are physical jungler and solo player.

Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Celestial Legion Helm Celestial Legion Helm
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Poseidon's Skill Order

Tidal Surge

1 X Y
Tidal Surge
1 6 8 11 14

Trident

2 A B
Trident
3 15 16 18 19

Whirlpool

3 B A
Whirlpool
2 4 7 10 12

Release The Kraken!

4 Y X
Release The Kraken!
5 9 13 17 20
Tidal Surge
1 6 8 11 14

Tidal Surge

1 X
Poseidon summons forth a wave that travels in a line, dealing damage and pushing back all enemies in its path.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 / 260 (+70% of your Magical Power)
Tidal Meter: -15% Tide
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 10s
Trident
3 15 16 18 19

Trident

2 A
Poseidon activates his Trident, granting movement speed and making his Basic Attacks fire 2 additional shots in a spread for 6s. The shots deal Magical damage plus 25% of Poseidon's Magical Power. All shots increase Poseidon's Tide on successful hit.

Ability Type: Buff
Base Damage Per Hit: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70
Movement Speed: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30%
Lifetime: 6s
Cost: 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85
Cooldown: 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12s
Whirlpool
2 4 7 10 12

Whirlpool

3 B
Poseidon summons a whirlpool at his ground target location that Cripples targets, preventing movement abilities, and creating a Vortex which drags targets toward the center dealing damage every .5s for 3s.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Damage (Total): 90 / 150 / 210 / 270 / 330 (+90% of your Magical Power)
Tidal Meter: -15% Tide
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11s
Release The Kraken!
5 9 13 17 20

Release The Kraken!

4 Y
Poseidon releases the Kraken, damaging and Slowing targets in its radius. Enemies in the center of the effect when it spawns take additional damage, are bounced into the air and Stunned.

Ability: Ground Target
Damage: 175 / 210 / 245 / 280 / 315 (+45% of your Magical Power)
Damage (Center): 175 / 210 / 245 / 280 / 315 (+45% of your Magical Power)
Slow: 30%
Stun (Center): 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2s
Tidal Meter: -20% Tide
Radius: 30
Cost: 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 140
Cooldown: 90s

Poseidon Threats

Tap each threat level to view Poseidon’s threats

Max
1
Major
2
Even
2
Minor
2
Tiny
0

Introduction

Poseidon is 1 of the most mobile Mages even tho he has no escape ability, he has so much movement speed so his rotations are fast and deadly. His oneshot combo can surprise many unprepared players and screw them up. He is really good for objective burn and teamfights, as he provides cc, slow, cripple and huge damage to secure any teamfight or even outnumbered situation.

He can be played as Mid or Solo laner or even as a Jungler.

Deadly combo: 1. Trident --> 2. Whirlpool --> 3. Release The Kraken! --> 4. autoattack once right after you use Kraken --> 5. Tidal Surge and autoattack as many times as possible after this ability. I like to use Trident before i use my combo to easily stack up the Changing Tides passive.

Skills

Passive Changing Tides - every auto attack stacks up your passive. Higher Tide lvl = more movement speed and more dmg from your abilities, at max Tide lvl you can have up to 30% increased dmg and 15% increased movement speed. This provides enough movement speed for Poseidon so he can rotate and run around the jungle.

His First ability Tidal Surgeis a big wave that damages and pushes back any enemy hit by this ability. It is a good lane clear and also the first ability you pick as a jungler too. Against players you want to use it in close range to be sure that you hit them, or you can use it while someone is chasing you down so you push them back to keep the distance.

His Second ability Tridentis a self buff for Poseidon, you fire 3 auto attacks with increased damage instead of 1 basic attack + you gain up to 30% movement speed at max lvl. All 3 attacks can proc the passive gain so up to 30% of the Tidal Meter per 1 auto attack. This Buff lasts for 6. seconds max. With Chronos' Pendant you can almost spamm it.

His Thrid ability Whirlpoolis a crippling aoe that drags foes into its center, damaging them every 0,5 seconds for 3 seconds. To secure the damage of your ultimate ability Release The Kraken! you want to put this ability underneath enemy feet so they won't use any escape ability.

Ultimate ability Release The Kraken!is the most important ability in his kit. Kraken damages enemies in the range of the ability but damages twice in the center. You also apply slow, knockup followed with stun for 2 seconds. Always try to time this ability so you won't waste it. Try to pick a target to oneshot before you jump into the fight. Sometimes it is better to wait and save Kraken for later. But if there is an opportunity to possibly oneshot 2 players at once, go for it even 1 kill is enough as the second guy won't be able to fight any longer with the remaining health.

Pros / Cons

Pros:
Good movement speed
Nice lane and jungle camp clear
Good objective burn
Great cc, slow and cripple
Nice for kiting more players
Awesome for rotations around the map
Oneshot potential

Cons:
No dash or leap ability
Easy to focus down and kill
After you use Kraken you are not a big threat anymore
Aegis or Puri can f.ck you up

Showcasing some of my games

In these 2 screens i am in the Jungle and you can see how dominant Poseidon can be if you play him correctly. These screens are from last season but the build works in this season too.

In these 2 screens i was playing Mid and had a Poseidon against me, i managed to oneshot 3 people with my Release The Kraken! ability as i had the highest level of the game. These screens are from last season but i have tried poseidon middle and he can be rly dominant. Also gem makes your oneshots even more scary.

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e11arias | February 5, 2021 11:33am
i think building chronos pendant and shoes of focus are a better route for Poseidon, you can just keep spamming Kraken and by late game (if you built another item with 10+ CDR) you should be able to spam your third and rotate all over the map like crazy Idk that's just my preference though. Overall your build is solid though i would switch Doom orb for chronos pendant.
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Roborkop | February 12, 2021 4:39am
there is so much CDR atm so many times during the endgame i pick blue camp and that one gives u 20% cdr and u have more than enough + with Spear on Deso u get a lot more than u would get with Chronos pendant, i used to have chronos on almost every mage but spear is just way better item as chronos and his 10 sec passive it is completely random u get 1 sec off after 10 sec if it procs in the wrong time spear is way better + it reduces your ult way more than chronos
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Branmuffin17 (365) | February 12, 2021 9:50am
Mana camp provides 10% CDR.
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