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"STEALTHED SLAYER" - 7.10 Loki Masters Rework Build

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Smite God: Loki

Build Guide Discussion (3) More Guides
Penetration (JUNGLE/SOLO)
Penetration (JUNGLE/SOLO) Crit Build (JUNGLE ONLY) Hybrid Bruiser(SOLO ONLY)

Purchase Order

Starter kit Notes Mace instead of katana/golden blade since his new kit is more ability based

Use HOTG on 2nd camp, use multipotion when helping mid

Build Item Assassin's Blessing Assassin's Blessing
Build Item Mace Mace
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Hand of the Gods Hand of the Gods

Mid Game Notes Max out his ability damage along with good cool-down reduction

Get brawlers if enemy has healing
Get crushers if enemy jungler is ahead of you

Build Item Assassin's Blessing Assassin's Blessing
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane

Situational/Late Game Notes Sell blessing and boots for situational items late game

Bloodforge - Good lifesteal and shield passive on kills
Crusher - Bonus damage on abilities, nice for your 2 and Ult
Arondight - Great for your ult to pull off a multikill
Brawler's Beatstick - Reduce any enemy healing with decent ability damage
Serrated Edge - Good pen and bonus power when on cooldown
Soul Eater - Lifesteal with good pen
Malice - Cooldowns with decent crit chance
Transcendence - *Great mana and damage buff

* If youre going with trans, do it mid-early game, skip titans bane for transcendence.

Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater
Build Item Malice Malice
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence

Relics Notes Top relics you should be using if backdooring/splitpushing or if in jungle and want to ensure high elo

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph
Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy

CORE BUILD #1 Notes More suited for a max penetration and CDR

Start with trans instead of blessing
Sell boots for Titan's Bane

replace jotunns with brawlers if enemy has healing

Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane

CORE BUILD #2 Notes Best build for max ability dmg

Sell blessing for Bloodforge
sell boots for titans bane

get brawlers if enemy has healing

Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane

CORE BUILD #3 Notes Best build to ensure survival/lifesteal with great pen

sell blessing for Heartseeker and boots for Serrated Edge

Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge

CORE BUILD #4 Notes Best build for a jack-of-all trades

Good pen
Good lifesteal
Good AA
Good Mana
Good CDR

Sell boots for Titans Bane
Sell blessing for trans

Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane

BACKDOOR TIME Notes This build can 100-0 a phoenix when equipped with Belt of Frenzy and a power potion.

I would only use this if youre REALLY good at backdooring or splitpushing.

Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher

Loki's Skill Order Notes
    With Loki's new rework, his 3 will do the most damage/clear to camps so max it first ASAP.
    His 2 is just to activate his new passive to clear camps faster and deter threats away, can still lane clear
    His 1 remains the same so priority max it second
    His ult does so much... upgrade when you can



1 X
3 7 9 13 14
Agonizing Visions

Agonizing Visions

2 A
2 11 16 17 19
Flurry Strike

Flurry Strike

3 B
1 4 6 8 12


4 Y
5 10 15 18 20
Array ( [extreme] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 110 [display_name] => Cthulhu [url] => cthulhu ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => Very, very tanky. Youre gonna need to 2v1 alot if hes at full health. Kill him early game to get the advantage. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 3 [display_name] => Hades [url] => hades ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => His clears are just massive if youre fighting him in the solo lane. Best be sure to pack some beads and use your ult to escape his ult. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 107 [display_name] => Heimdallr [url] => heimdallr ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => [color=#844DFA]Vanish[/color] is useless against him, no ganking potential. Especially since taking damage while in your vanish reveals you. HE SEES EVERYTHING. Take the battle head on or if hes very low HP and fleeing. ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 52 [display_name] => Kumbhakarna [url] => kumbhakarna ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => Has alot of defense and crowd control. Ganking is a must on him. No way youll beat him alone. ) ) [major] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 6 [display_name] => Anubis [url] => anubis ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Still a broken mage, get brawlers and toxic blade to counter him alot. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 13 [display_name] => Kukulkan [url] => kukulkan ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => When in mid and he throw his AOE attack, dont take on him head on, the whirlwind tick rate is in sync with your vanish reveal. Kuku is still very squishy but use caution ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 25 [display_name] => Loki [url] => loki ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Yes, your next biggest threat is yourself. Before the rework it was kill or be killed if the enemy team had a loki. NOW, its really just a major boxing match to see who pulls off the better damage or who could sneak away quicker ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 111 [display_name] => Tsukuyomi [url] => tsukuyomi ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => He is still the most broken god in the game after many nerfs You can still gank him but use as much in your kit as possible ) ) [even] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 23 [display_name] => Ares [url] => ares ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => If youre in his crossfire, no pun intended, his burns will always reveal you if youre planning to sneak up on him with [color=#844DFA]Vanish[/color], better off just waiting til hes at your Duo's tower and attack him from behind. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 35 [display_name] => Fenrir [url] => fenrir ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Somehow his 3 still does more damage than yours. Get beads and use your ult alot on him. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 22 [display_name] => Thor [url] => thor ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Ahh, your adopted brother Thor. He still packs a punch with his AA and abilities but you have the close range advantage with your new kit. ) ) ) 1

Loki' Threats

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I am quite impressed with this new rework but some tweaks can be made to make him more efficient at jungling instead of solo/split pushing all the time and more of investing time into ganking/teamfight. Ill leave comments and suggestions along this intro on how to improve the new kit. This intro is assuming youve played old loki before.


Bonus 20% damage to Gods hit from behind.
Loki's abilities now benefits from his passive
His basic attack chain is buffed back to 1/.5/.5/.5/1.5x damage

Damage per tick: 30/45/60/75/90 + 25% scale
Stealth duration: 4 seconds
Stealth speed buff: 35%

Loki dissppears in a puff of smoke, laughing while entering stealth, removing any slow effects and immune to any new ones.

Basic attacks from stealth will add a Bleed effect to enemies damaging them for 4 ticks.

If Loki takes damage while in stealth he will be revealed for .33 secs

(This removes the stealhy/sneakiness Loki had when ganking but for his opponent now having the time to react before getting ganked. They can tweak this by lowering the laugh audio to be only heard 30 meters away instead of 50m, you can be heard from Gold Fury/Fire Giant when trying to

Damage per tick: 13/18/23/28/33 + 15% scale
Damage Dealt: -5-20% for 2.5s

Loki summons a vision of his past to torment and poison enemies. A spectral version of Loki, bound by chains, with poison dripping onto his face is summoned to a location. Enemies nearby take damage every second, enemies hit 4 times by this become blinded. If stood longer in the target location. Enemies have their damage dealt reduced by 5%

Blinded enemies now take damage from “Behind You” when hit by Loki from any direction. Roughly lasts 4s and ticks up to a total of 8 times.

This deployable does not taunt, cannot be damaged or targeted, and does not draw tower aggro. Can still body block opponents.

Should be at 2 or 3 ticks to blind since enemies can easily escape it even without boots or add a poison after-effect since the second you leave the AOE the blind wears off and no poison damage, doesn't make sense, They could do so much more with this ability like prot shred, teleport, or any other form of CC or self-buff

Flurry Damage: 19/25/35/45/55 + 18% scale
Final Damage: 40/65/90/115/140 + 60% scale
Slow: 15-30% for 3s

Loki channels into a combat stance, rapidly attacking all enemies in an area in front of him then unleashes a final strike that deals more damage and slows the enemies hit. These attacks can benefit from the bonus damage of “Behind You” if the damage hits enemies in the back.Includes knockup immunity

UPDATE: the 7.10 Bonus update gave his first 5 hits a 15% slow, which is a healthy boost, the channeling overall is still a bit too slow but the scaling boost is very good for early game. A stacking slow wouldve been better considering the refresh on the slows for first 5 hits isnt an after effect, meaning enemies can dash out of it without any slow effects before getting hit by the final strike.

Cripple Damage: 70/105/140/175/210 + 35% scale
Heavy Damage: 100/145/190/235/280 + 90% scale
Stun: 1s

Upon activation, Loki will teleport to a ground target location. If an enemy is within the radius, Loki will damage his target crippling them for 1s. After, he will wind up a heavy strike damaging enemies in front of him and stunning them.

(This is definitely a big buff and lots of teamfight potential, just wish it can stun for 2 secs so loki can get a hit off them since animations take too long)

Overall, this new Loki rework will definitely change the way people approach or react to Loki since the problems people had with him before still exist but this time they are manageable. So if there's frustration pointed at this new loki, it wont be Loki's own fault given how everything he does now is more on how you would react to him than to complain. This all could still change depending how the devs wanna go about him with more buffs/nerfs.



You still have one shot potential given loki's AA buff back to 100% but the rework for now--its best you just do these ability combos for successful ganks.

First, for GANKING
1>>AA>>2>>AA(if building crit)

Vanish before using your 2 when entering the lane. Enemies upon seeing your 2 will run away from the AOE and try to escape, thats where you would sneak behind them AA to get the bleed from your 1 and as theyre leaving do your 3 since it has range and can do BEHIND YOU damage.

Second, for TEAMFIGHTS

If youre going against your enemy jungler and mid. Put down your 2 to box in or disperse your enemies and pick off either target with your 3, if they decide to step into your 2 and take the blind and passive dmg then immediately do your 3 and do lots of damage when boxing with them. If you build Brawlers,Crusher, or Heartseeker; His 2 is great for range application so enemies cant heal from a distance when battling against Mages or Hunters

Last, the ULTIMATE combo

This is your all-in combo to fully kill your target.
Vanish to sneak up on them, activate your 2 to distract them and deter them away from escaping, immediately ult them to cripple and stun them in your 2 AOE zone, from there they will be blinded and take damage from your 3 and the bonus 20% passive damage. Boom, that final heavy strike from your 3 will finish them off



    Good burst damage
    Average teamfight potential
    Decent jungler
    Passive/Agonizing Visions buffs whole kit alot

    Still squishiest assassin out of all
    Too long ability animations to land attacks
    Vanish is less sneaky and easier to track
    Old decoy was better at lane clearing/tower pushing
    Still relies on AA to finish enemies




9/18/2020 - Loki rework released on PTS
9/21/2020 - Loki's Flurry Strike includes knockup immunity
9/21/2020 - Loki's Flurry Strike base damage buffed from 15/40 to 19/40
10/6/2020 - Loki rework is released on live servers
10/20/2020 - Loki's Agonizing Visions scaling from 10% to 15%
- Loki's Flurry Strike scaling from 15% to 18% on the first 5 Strikes
- Loki's first 5 flurry strikes apply 15% slow, final hit applies 30%

This rework is definitely changing up the way people approach Loki, some will hate it and some will be relieved. Majority will say its a buff and makes Loki a B-A+ tier God now. Loki mains will split over this but that was predictable. As a main myself, Its acceptable. Im not in love with it but its a for-the-better change in Loki's kit. Its just that theres so much MORE potential they couldve gave this loki rework but HiRez was afraid their playerbase is stuck with PTSD of old loki so its like they feel if they buff him then its back to the drawing board cuz people will hate it and say hes broken. As you saw in the notes below each ability, there were suggestions on how to improve the kit instead of just bumping dmg numbers but will HiRez listen? Not likely, whatever makes them more money. Loki's new kit couldve been alot better if they stuck with more Lore-wise abilities and more trickery and deceit instead of just this slow poke of a rework that barely covers any abilities of deceit. The Morrigan is more of Loki than Loki himself. And thats just sad. Who knows how theyll change him, im not holding any hopes but im still open for discussions on how to improve the kit.

The problems before still exist today, its just a whole nerf to his kit to slow down those problems. Noobs using new loki will experience the same they did back with old loki considering how easy his kit is to use and how easy it will be for experienced players to counter him. Loki can still pubstomp but higher ranks will know better to have picked a better jungler on their team to be 2 steps ahead.

i am gonna miss proxy laning to troll the enemy team...goodbye old loki





NEW 2:
Ability: Pet/Teleport
Affects: Self and Enemies

Loki spawns a decoy of himself to a target location with 25% of Loki's base health and can only deal 50% basic attack damage. When the decoy expires or loses all HP from taking damage, the decoy explodes dealing damage to all enemies in the radius. This ability can be activated again where Loki teleports to the decoy's location and explodes for 75% damage. Doesn't aggro or taunt minions and towers.
Explosion Damage: 90/140/190/240/290
Radius: 20
Decoy Duration: 8s
Decoy Range: 50m
Cooldown: 10s

- Can be used during Vanish without dispelling it.
- The decoy has unit collision.
- The decoy can target and be attacked by enemy gods
- Cooldown wont begin until after decoy is gone

NEW 3:
Ability: Stim/Line
Affects: Self and Enemies

Loki summons an aura of 5 shadow daggers spinning around him. Nearby enemies are dealt damage and slowed every time a dagger passes through an enemy every .75s. Activating this ability again puts you in a ranged mode being able to send one dagger at a time.
Damage per tick: 30/45/60/75/90
Aura duration: 5s
Aura radius: 15m
Range Damage: 30/40/50/60/70
Range: 30m
Slow per tick: 6/12/18/24/30%

- Can be used during Vanish, activating range mode dispells Vanish upon first attack
- Daggers aura can pass thru enemies and ranged daggers stops at first enemy collision
- Can benefit from Behind You! passive

Again these are just ideas, I have the highest of doubts Hi-Rez will do anything similar to this or even just see this guide itself but youre welcome to share these ideas to the devs on their social media accounts.

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tokarev | October 6, 2020 8:36pm
Hey, Overall nice guide, just some overall comments I want to say about your builds from one Loki player to another.

- I personally see a lot of loki players building Jotunn's Wrath, its just a bad item, the stats arent worth it, and it falls of late game anyway. I'd be going The Crusher most of the time if in the jungle.

- Also if you're juggling I wouldn't recommend building Transcendence as that just takes too long to get online, as a jungler you're trying to race against the enemy jungler. You should be opting in for some kind of burst, again The Crusher would be optimal.

- I like the addition of Soul Eater that item is amazing on Loki, people underestimate that item for the stats it provides at such a low cost.

-Moving onto the Crit build. Idk why you have Heartseeker in a crit build. Heartseeker is used purely for ability damage and in a crit build you're trying to get as much AA's off as possible by auto cancelling. Id remove Heartseeker and keep the Titan's Bane.

- Also you mentioned the Crit build should only be used in the jungle because of how expensive the items are. Why is that though? Isnt it the other way around? In Solo you gain the most amount of gold, so you'd come online quicker in the Solo lane than Jungle. I'd prefer going Crit in solo than Jungle.

-Finally Moving onto your last builds: Tanky/Split-push builds. So these must be troll builds right? I do not see any loki player building this, you'd be completely useless, even if you build this as support. His kit is made to do damage and these builds just don't cut it.

-Also you mentioned this is also for split-pushing, there 0% penetration on any of those builds so idk how you're gonna take down objectives. If you want to split push I really enjoy your "backdoor" build on the first page, it provides max % pen and attack speed, plus Berserker's Shield is a pretty good split pushing item on loki

Let me know if you disagree on anything! Just giving my opinions and what works :D
DongerErin | October 6, 2020 8:59pm
-Jotunns wrath is solely for the cooldown it helps with camps since youre relying on abilities to cooldown faster than AA and Decoy before, i mention you can go brawlers if theres healing of any kind on the enemy team but Crushers is fine too

-Transcendence is for the big mana and power buff it gives when stacked, thats why i said get it instead of the blessing to get it stacked early

-Soul Eater is underestimated indeed. Great for ability damage and heals

-Heartseeker for crit is interchangeable with Titans, its an option there just in case you want the 65 power and 200 mana. Titans Bane is the way to go if youre just one shotting.

-Crit should be only in the jungle cuz the solo meta right now with the recent buffs to warriors items make its difficult to go against warriors. Thats why the Tanky Bruiser build was made cuz there you actually have a chance

-No im not trolling, with that build, i won almost every game ive gone into solo lane. Loki can be a bruiser since youre getting arondight, glad shield, and sledge. Also loki support is a no go. No peels or heavy CCs. You rely on your 2 and ult so much.

-As for split-pushing, yes you can go with the backdoor build i put if youre going solo lane. You can replace glad shield w/ berzerkers if youd like. Just get the Belt of Frenzy and youll be fine with the Bruiser Build.

Again these are all build that work CURRENTLY and that worked in PTS. So dont knock em til you try it. They work for me and people i advised to build when trying loki for the first time. This guide will update when it needs to, if theres a new build im trying that works better than the ones listed, then ill update it and add it.
tokarev | October 6, 2020 10:19pm
- I just feel like Jotunns is a very underwhelming item, I do understand the reasoning, that you want to have more cooldowns for camps, but I think more burst like, Crusher or Brawlers will provide more for the team. And you get cool down already from hydra's and soul eater, or trans. I remember running Jotunn's for the longest time but came to the conclusion there are just much better items.

- I Understand Trans provides a bigger mana pool cause Loki is a hungry monster when it comes to mana, but I think having Assasin's blessing helps with that problem. Plus like I said previously, it just takes too long to get online, and by the time you stack It, the jungler will probably have more burst potential and you'd be behind

- I'm still confused on the reasoning behind heartseeker? Isnt that Counter-intuitive though? You're trying to use as much autos on crit, not abilities, wit his new kit you actually want to ability cancel the 3 so you get another auto-attack faster when this build is fully online, which shows how bad this new loki re-work is.

- IF you're playing loki in solo, I don't think you should be fighting the warrior in the first place, your main priority in the solo lane is to PVE Farm and proxy, and get to rotating to mid and gank to your heart's content lol. Fighting the solo warrior just wastes time, when you could be doing other things.

- With regards to your tanky builds, I just can't believe those builds can be viable, or I need to see the build in action because I know for a fact in high MMR games this won't work. I'm not going to assume your MMR cause you might be in a high MMR but I'm just very doubtful this works in Master ranks. Regardless Loki is not available in ranked yet. Again might be totally wrong, but if it works for you then keep doing you.

Overall reading your Opinions on the new Kit, and as a loki main, I'm surprised you approve of this rework. For me personally, it's very bad. Im not salty or anything, I'm actually all for a loki rework, but this rework is complete ***.

The main reason Low-rez was doing the rework in the first place was to make his jungling better, provide more teamfight potential, and steer away from split pushing. And they only achieved one of those 3 which is making his jungling better, obviously, he clears jungle camps much better than before but that's all. His 1 got Nerfed hard cause they added that laugh sound, his 2 is supposed to provide more teamfight/AOE damage but its the worst ability in his kit because no one is gonna stand in that circle for more than 2 seconds, and his blind isnt actually a blind. His 3 is toooo long and not even CC immune? If you're building crit, and thats fully online its better to abilty cancel the 3 into an auto attack, which says a lot about this ability - useless other than for jungle camps. Finally his Ult just takes too long.

I know these are some points you mentioned and where he could receive buffs to make him better,I just feel like this is a huge downgrade, even if they buff him, people will start complaining and then he'll get nerfed to the ground again... Why not just revert back lol

Also the last thing I wanted to mention was your very last comment on missing his split pushing. I think hes a better split pusher than he was previously. Cause his auto chain got reverted, its faster to take down objectives, and not to mention the damage reduction on his 2 against the titan proves useful.

Overall Loki does the same exact thing as before but worse. I don't see any improvement in Teamfight potential as of now. But this is all subject to change.
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