Welcome to this guide, I'm SmoothHomie and I've been playing smite for about 3 years now, currently my highest rank is masters. In this guide I'll try to explain fundamentals, match ups, stages of the game, itemization, and a tier list for ranked solo laners. Guide is mainly directed towards newer conquest players, but those that already have experience in it might still pick up something. I also encourage you to discuss any parts of this guide and any recommendation or critique is welcomed.
Hope You enjoy this guide and find at least something useful in it, lets get started now.
We will quickly go through fundamentals, they come down to: map awareness, warding and tracking the enemy jungler(yes, it is important in solo lane as well).
As in any other role, having a decent map awareness is a key to your performance. Knowing the location of enemies and their next one or two moves allows you to make plays according to them. It will directly influence your decision making depending on proxying, invading and playing the team fight properly in the late game. My personal advice if you find yourself having difficulties with it, set a timer that will beep every 5-7 seconds in order to remind you to check the map and have a quick look of what is happening.
We can divide match ups depending on the wave clear strength and kill pressure as winning, even and losing match ups.
For the sake of simplicity we will divide the items into physicals, magicals and mixed, depending on who can build them. I will not discuss any final builds here since this is not a specific good guide.
Starters in solo lane during the fall split have mainly switched to either rushing a t2 boots or going for Guardian's Blessing or Mage's Blessing depending on your play style, getting either more accumulated gold through safe farming or looking to obtain more pressure in lane. That combine with the Chalice of Healing and potions of your choice.
Keep in mid tier list is mainly for ranked and its personal opinion from me and my friends, if you disagree feel free to discuss it in comments but I probably won't change anything here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TNLNu5NotQ = Fineokays tier list, recommend you to give it a look since he has better insight in the role and plays more solo over me.
Thank you for reading this guide, hope You have enjoyed it and found at least something useful. Once again, I'd like to encourage you to discuss anything inside of this guide, look for a better possibility and not take it for granted.
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