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Raijin, The Forgotten Drummer: Jack of the Trade guide!

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Smite God: Raijin

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Standard Physical Protections Funny Build: Support Funny Build: ADC

Purchase Order

General Build Notes in Arena you can definitely skip mage blessing. Maybe in Clash as well.

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Ethereal Staff Ethereal Staff
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant


Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Late Game Notes Trade mage blessing and Shoes of Focus for 2 of these!

Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation


Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin

Early Consumable

Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Late Game Consumable

Build Item Potion of Power Potion of Power
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Elixir of Power Elixir of Power

Viable Items (less than 2 tanky targets) Notes Consider buying two of these instead of Soul Reaver and Ethereal Staff if the enemy team has only 1 tanky target!

Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin

Fast Burst Notes This is most likely for game modes like siege and joust. Usually it is just for fun but absolutely work in some specific situations.

Build Item Polynomicon Polynomicon

Raijin's Skill Order

Percussive Storm

Percussive Storm

1 X
1 4 6 7 10


2 A
2 8 11 12 14
Thunder Crash

Thunder Crash

3 B
3 15 16 18 19
Taiko Drums

Taiko Drums

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20
Array ( [major] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 24 [display_name] => Freya [url] => freya ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => She can banish and nuke you in late game before you can even use [[thunder crash]]. She can nuke you during [[taiko drums]], especially if you she uses her ult. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 87 [display_name] => Ganesha [url] => ganesha ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => He can silence you preventing the usage of [[thunder crash]]. He can also silence you out of [[percussive storm]]. After the silence he can use his dash to stun you. Worth the major threat. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 98 [display_name] => Hera [url] => hera ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Ton of damage coming right in your face and she can CC you out of your [color=#00ffff][[percussive storm]][/color] with Argus or her polymorph. Even if you can do your combo, her giant bubble can save her. Worth the major threat! ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 97 [display_name] => Pele [url] => pele ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Yes... another assassin. You really suffer them. She can definitely melt you in late game before you can escape. Consider [[Breastplate of Valor]]. Sadly your escape will be interrupted by her knock up. When you fire it the second time, you may die during it. ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 76 [display_name] => Susano [url] => susano ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Gonna get a bit nerfed soon but still a big threat. Definitely consider [[Breastplate of Valor]]. His whole combo can destroy you! ) [5] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 84 [display_name] => The Morrigan [url] => the-morrigan ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => May definitely be annoying. You can kinda counter her with [color=#00ffff][[raiju]][/color] during team fights but she is a major threat in game modes with a bigger map where she can gank you out of nowhere. Consider [color=#ff8000][[genji's guard]][/color]. ) [6] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 82 [display_name] => Thoth [url] => thoth ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Super insane Range... be carefull or he will melt you without being able to reach him! His ult can destroy you during [color=#00ffff][[taiko drums]][/color] ) [7] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 51 [display_name] => Ullr [url] => ullr ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => If he hits the axe the you are dead drummer... no matter what. Try to insta-use [[purification beads]] the axe. Consider getting [[Breastplate of Valor]]. ) ) [extreme] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 22 [display_name] => Thor [url] => thor ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => He is gonna get a bit nerfed soon... but this is gonna be the top threat. Get [[Breastplate of Valor]] in order to survive his whole combo. If he decide to ult you and you dont have [[purification beads]] you are gonna die. (if you pre-bead his ult you may survive) ) ) [even] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 90 [display_name] => Artio [url] => artio ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => She cripples and a do lot of damage. She won't kill you but still very annoying. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 7 [display_name] => Bastet [url] => bastet ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => she doesn't have a HUGE burst. You may definitely survive or escaping fast with your 3. If she is ahead then consider buying [[Breastplate of Valor]] ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 36 [display_name] => Isis [url] => isis ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Extremly annoying. She wont kill but she can interrupt your [color=#00ffff][[percussive storm]][/color] with 2 abilities: very annoying! Wait for her to use her silence/stun before using [color=#00ffff][[percussive storm]][/color] ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 59 [display_name] => Nox [url] => nox ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Not a big threat in term of damage but she is super annoying and counter all your abilities. The silence is annoying cause it will interrupt your [color=#00ffff][[percussive storm]][/color]. Her cripple may really put you in a terrible spot cause you wont be able to use [color=#00ffff][[thunder crash]][/color] (CCR from ethereal and isolation helps here). Her ult has a huge range and she can use it while you are moving slowly due to [color=#00ffff][[taiko drums]][/color] to severally reduce your damage output. If you get ulted during your [color=#00ffff][[taiko drums]][/color], consider to go for taunt and fear instead of damage projectile. ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 50 [display_name] => Scylla [url] => scylla ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => The combo late game nukes you. No matter what. I dont suggest getting magical protections cause usually being careful is enough. Remember that her root also cripple and make her huge aoe unavoidable: very dangerous! ) ) [minor] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 11 [display_name] => Odin [url] => odin ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => At the moment he has ton of damage. His combo has a great pressure. I dont usually get [[Breastplate of Valor ]] only for Odin but if there is another physical that can harass you... you can consider buying it ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 79 [display_name] => Terra [url] => terra ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Her root + stun combo can definitely be annoying for you. Usually being carefull is enough. Stay far from her till he engaged on someone else! ) ) [tiny] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 6 [display_name] => Anubis [url] => anubis ) [scoreVal] => 5 [notes] => Tiny threat. Don't get hit by his stun and you ll be fine! ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 43 [display_name] => Thanatos [url] => thanatos ) [scoreVal] => 5 [notes] => Is a worst Thor. The ult threat is kinda the same but then you usually have the time to use your ult and fear him... you can even kill him with a [color=#00ffff][[raiju]][/color]+[color=#00ffff][[percussive storm]][/color] combo when he is distant after being feared by [color=#00ffff][[taiko drums]].[/color] ) ) ) 1

Raijin' Threats

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Raijin' threats

Raijin, The Forgotten Drummer: Jack of the Trade guide!

Greeeetings everyone!

If you are reading this you are probabily interested in this god: Raijin! ... and you are in the right place!

Let me fast introduce myself: i am Kamouh and i am a Raijin main since he has been released! I dont only play this god since i am mainly a support player but Raijin is my most played god with 7k worshipers (over 660 games with him!)

Most played game modes: Arena, Clash and Siege. Quite experienced in Conquest and Joust as well.
I dont play assault to be honest!

(recolor fanart author: me)

Pros & Cons




Build 1: Standard

This is the build you most likely want to go for against the most common of the team comps: 2 tanky targets and 3 damage dealers. Surely everyone has its own playstyle, there are many viable items (that i am gonna talk about later) that you may consider over the course of the game but this is my most used build.

Your damage in the early game is kinda average. Percussive Storm is a very decent ability but in order to add more pressure on it (and to help clearing waves of minions), Mage's Blessing is a great choice to start the match with! In late game, you will sell back mage blessing to get another item and, when you will buy Elixir of Speed, you can change Shoes of Focus as well!


Build 2: Physical Protections

This build is for when you get harassed by physicals gods... and it will happen. As mentioned in the threat section there are multiple assassins that can kill you very fast even during your ult.


other viable items


Fun Builds

Lets be honest... sometimes you just want to have fun. As someone who really loves tanks i tried Raijin with a more tanky build as well :P

Build 3: Fun Build: Support

As i put in the notes of the build itself this is not a terrible build as you may think. Raijin has sitll a lot of utility with the spreading of his 2 and the ult CC... being able to spam your abilities without retreating much and keep annoying them is very nice. Said that DO NOT BUILD this in conquest. Especially in the support role(duo lane)

This build can work in game modes like arena/clash where people may base/tower sit!


Build 4: Fun Build: ADC

Do you want to have some fun by spamming your AA? this is the build you are loooking for! Your 2 will act as a frostbound hammer: the targets will be slowed and you will AA them to their demise!

Please only build like this if you are in a full premade :P


Kit & Tips

Kit & Tips






In conclusion i hope this guide can be useful for you and, most of all, you can enjoy my favourite mage ^^

Thanks for reading!



Thanks to the following people:

Kriega1 For adding clarity with some items! (discussion in the comment)

ThePerfectPrism For suggestions on a better presentation!

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Kriega1 (95) | February 12, 2020 9:05am
Your mage build needs Charon's Coin/ Obsidian Shard earlier in the build. You're picking up your main percentage pen pretty late.
Kamouh | February 12, 2020 10:26am
sadly at the moment you really lose ton of damage on squishies if you build one of those mid game. I prefer to build them as 5th/6th item when tanks actually get ton of protections. Before that the penetration from Spear of Desolation and Soul Reaver (added to the Ethereal Staff and Soul Reaver passives) are enough to deal with tanks ... most of the time.

ofc if the enemy team has 3 tanks that has over 200 magical prot quite fast... well... you have no other choice by building Obsidian Shard [charon's coin]] ^^
Kriega1 (95) | February 12, 2020 2:27am
The "standard" builds look more like a Season 6 build than a Season 7 build.

Also don't build Estaff right after boots, please...
Kamouh | February 12, 2020 2:49am
it s not right after boots ^^

for the vast majority of the games modes you want it after desolation tho
Kriega1 (95) | February 12, 2020 3:29am
It is on your "physical protection" build (why are you building breastplate without book of thoth? Or building breasplate instead of mantle?)
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ThePerfectPrism (53) | February 11, 2020 3:33pm
Hi Kamouh! I'm not sure you know, but there's a guide contest going on atm and I'm judging mage guides, so I'm here to give you some feedback in regards to that.
  • Your guide lacks a lot of organization and clarity. Some quick BBCoding, proper capitalization, More spacing and using more tabs would help a lot with that. Here are some links to help you out: Guide to Create a Guide, Guide Templates, Coding Q&A.
  • You could dedicate a few paragraphs to explain why you level in such a way, what do you hope to achieve with every ability, etc. You do explain a bit of combos, but dedicating a few paragraphs to the ability themselves would surely be amazing.

I wish you the best and good luck! :)
Kamouh | February 12, 2020 2:20am
i am just not very good with that... this was my first guide so i am not very used to it... and i already improved it a lot cause the first attempt had basically 0 BBCode xD

... i am not sure where i could add more organization tbh but i ll take a look again and try to improve it again ^^

about the paragraphs of the "leveling skills" well... that actually makes sense. I ll add it for sure :D
Devampi (90) | February 12, 2020 3:09am
some advise would include headers or sections as now it's one big wall of text with all the info
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