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Pure Ability Medusa (Until they finally nerf Bumba's Hammer)

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by HankCantRank updated April 13, 2021

Smite God: Medusa

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Build Summary

Start

Notes Go to jungle often to take advantage of your dagger. Alternatively you can opt to rush Transcendence

Notes

Go to jungle often to take advantage of your dagger. Alternatively you can opt to rush Transcendence

Build Item Bumba's Dagger Bumba's Dagger
Build Item Boots Boots
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Extended Build

Core

Notes That being said you won't be able to build your Bumba's Hammer ASAP

Notes

That being said you won't be able to build your Bumba's Hammer ASAP

Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Bumba's Hammer Bumba's Hammer

Example build 1 Non crit Dom

Notes If you need to fit in healing sustain then:
Soul Eater isn't bad because of how it can stack on jungle and 5% ability heal
Bloodforge is great but expensive.

Personally I would replace The Crusher to do so

Notes

If you need to fit in healing sustain then:
Soul Eater isn't bad because of how it can stack on jungle and 5% ability heal
Bloodforge is great but expensive.

Personally I would replace The Crusher to do so

Build Item Bumba's Hammer Bumba's Hammer
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Dominance Dominance

Example Build 2 non crit Heart

Notes If you need to fit in healing sustain then:
Soul Eater isn't bad because of how it can stack on jungle and 5% ability heal
Bloodforge is great but expensive.

Notes

If you need to fit in healing sustain then:
Soul Eater isn't bad because of how it can stack on jungle and 5% ability heal
Bloodforge is great but expensive.

Build Item Bumba's Hammer Bumba's Hammer
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker

Example Build 3 crit dom

Notes Very powerful and huge Malice procs to spam your abilities.

Notes

Very powerful and huge Malice procs to spam your abilities.

Build Item Bumba's Hammer Bumba's Hammer
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Rage Rage
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Malice Malice

Example Build 4 crit dom

Notes More auto attack focused and if rng smiles on your crit on a hydra proc its FAT damage

Notes

More auto attack focused and if rng smiles on your crit on a hydra proc its FAT damage

Build Item Bumba's Hammer Bumba's Hammer
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Malice Malice
Build Item Dominance Dominance
Build Item Deathbringer Deathbringer

7th item/alternatives

Notes And obvious some of the other items in builds#1-4 that you didn't use can be used as a 7th item aka Brawler's Beat Stick

Notes

And obvious some of the other items in builds#1-4 that you didn't use can be used as a 7th item aka Brawler's Beat Stick

Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner

Original Build

Notes This is what I had originally buiit the core of Evolved Transcendence Hydra's Lament and Bumba's Hammer is still prominant.

I personally still think Devourer's Gauntlet is the only weakness and just get Bloodforge as the 6th item

Notes

This is what I had originally buiit the core of Evolved Transcendence Hydra's Lament and Bumba's Hammer is still prominant.

I personally still think Devourer's Gauntlet is the only weakness and just get Bloodforge as the 6th item

Build Item Bumba's Hammer Bumba's Hammer
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Devourer's Gauntlet
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Dominance Dominance

Fixed to be more viable

Shoutout to Branmuffin17 for bringing more viable and comprehensive ways to build this.
Again my 2 cents. Take one of those build paths and just slap Bloodforge in is how I woukld play because I am not good enough to play without lifesteal. Enjoy~

Build overview


399 auto attack damage
1.22 attack speed
20% penetration (30% on auto attacks)
29% lifesteal
40% cooldown reduction
309 power

Not to mention the passives of:
Hydra's Lament
Bumba's Hammer

Now what about your abilities you may ask?
Viper Shot has it's DoT of 35(+30.85) w/ 6s cooldown
Acid Spray has it's damage at 290(+246.8) w/ 8.4s cooldown
Lacerate has it's damage at 280(+246.80) w/ 9s cooldown
Petrify has it's damage at 700(+308.50) w/ 54s cooldown

Anyways, I feel like alot of people will dislike this build because it has a starter item that you can't use until mid/late game but that's how some solo builds are too. Another thing people might hate is the early game and low attack speed. In my opinion early game feels the same as season 7. And with Hydra and Bumba's you don't really care that much for attack speed. Try it out, it's alot of fun and extremely satisfying. (Oh and your tower clear might be bad early/mid game)

Bumba's Hammer is broken



So it's an item that gives you 10% penetration and 20% cooldown reduction and after you use an ability your next basic attack that hits will gain the following:

  • +80 true damage (in case you didn't know this ignores protections but not damage mitigation
  • -1s on all your active cooldown INCLUDING your ult
  • +5% of your maximum health healed

And unlike Hydra's Lament where you need to land the basic attack within 8s, the buff for the next attack doesnt remove unless you die or somehow lose your hammer. (Synergizes very well with Viper Shot

So enjoy the benefits of mage scaling on Medusa abilities as well as physical scaling on your auto attacks.

Also let's not forget the 300 health and 200 mana which for Medusa's effectively ~15% moore hp and thanks to Transcendence that's a free 6 power. Ok maybe it's not that cool.


Here is kind of an example of how the cooldowns feel:
(Of course don't spam Lacerate like this but it is nice to have a low cooldown stun and escape)

Double Stacking with Devs

This is the unfortunate choice I've made. Life steal imo is very necessary for hunters but the options are Soul Eater which will overcap you on CDR and is also another stacking item, Bloodforge which is hella expensive in early game, Asi a little pricey early game, weaker endgame but also contradicts the whole ability based idea.

So what to do?

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Gulfwulf (80) | April 4, 2021 7:47am
You cannot build Arondight on hunters.
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HankCantRank | April 4, 2021 6:11pm
whoops LOL

removed it. Thanks for the catch

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Kriega1 (125) | April 4, 2021 4:32am
"Anyways, I feel like alot of people will dislike this build because it has a starter item that you can't use until mid/late game but that's how some solo builds are too." - Also you're double stacking. I think it's pretty self explanatory why that's bad.
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HankCantRank | April 4, 2021 6:33pm
"Anyways, I feel like alot of people will dislike this build because it has a starter item that you can't use until mid/late game but that's how some solo builds are too." Again I don't particularly find this a deal breaker. Bumba's Hammer Guan Yu is a disgusting tank. Animosity erlang shen is disgustingly power.

Kriega1 wrote:
Also you're double stacking. I think it's pretty self explanatory why that's bad.

Yeah and that's sort of the unfortunate choice I've made. Life steal imo is very necessary for hunters but the options are Soul Eater which will overcap you on CDR and is also another stacking item, Bloodforge which is hella expensive in early game, Asi a little pricey early game, weaker endgame but also contradicts the whole ability based idea.

When I ran this build, the double stacking didn't feel too bad but of course that's anecdotal. Anyways gonna add this as a note. Thanks!
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Kriega1 (125) | April 5, 2021 7:41am
Bumba's Hammer Guan Yu you can get away with it cause he abuses it a lot and you can afford to get Teleport in Solo. Animosity Erlang is mostly bad outside of Arena.
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Branmuffin17 (349) | April 4, 2021 9:31am
Also potentially overcapping on CDR...60% end-build in your meme build, which may or may not be on purpose but even as a meme is pretty awful.

Why would you build Devo's in a full-ability build? If you restructure your CDR options, your best self-heal choice for abilities is through Soul Eater, as you get some ability lifesteal, but it also has CDR.
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HankCantRank | April 4, 2021 6:16pm
meme build is not good yeah. It's a horribly inefficient build that only works if you are snowballing the enemy in gold. That being said, if you somehow do get to build it... it's pretty gross with how often you get Bumba's Hammer passive off

You build Devo for the power and healing on auto attacks. Despite being ability based the majority of your healing will be done thru AA (full scaling of physical life steal with 40% damage from hydra + 5% from Bumba's Hammer). I really do like Soul Eater as an item but sadly the other cooldown reduction items are much more necessary imo. Maybe if I suggest Bloodforge would make more sense
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Gulfwulf (80) | April 4, 2021 10:34am
What do you think of using Void Shield on hunters? Personally I would but something else with more oomph like The Executioner or Qin's Sais.
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