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Release the Kaldr!

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by _Ghostyy_ updated July 8, 2016

Smite God: Skadi

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Skadi Build

Spawning in

Build Item Combat Boots Combat Boots
Build Item Potion of Power Potion of Power
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Optional Start

Build Item Charged Morningstar Charged Morningstar
Build Item Boots Boots


Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Rage Rage

Attack Speed Item (Pick ONE)

Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Asi Asi

Deathbringer cos ITS DEATHBRINGER

Build Item Deathbringer Deathbringer

Skadi's Skill Order

Piercing Cold

1 X Y
Piercing Cold
2 6 8 10 14

Rune Of The Hunt

2 A B
Rune Of The Hunt
1 4 7 11 15


3 B A
3 12 16 18 19

Winter's Grasp

4 Y X
Winter's Grasp
5 9 13 17 20
Piercing Cold
2 6 8 10 14

Piercing Cold

1 X
Skadi throws an icy spear forward, dealing damage to enemies and Slowing them for 3s. Kaldr's basic attacks deal double damage to targets afflicted by Piercing Cold.

Ability Type: Projectile
Damage: 90 / 140 / 190 / 240 / 290 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 14s
Rune Of The Hunt
1 4 7 11 15

Rune Of The Hunt

2 A
Toggle: Skadi marks a target for Kaldr to hunt. While toggled on, Kaldr assumes Beast form, chasing and attacking the marked enemy. If a marked enemy dies Kaldr attacks other enemies nearby. When toggled off, Kaldr stops attacking and returns to Skadi, reverting to his Elemental form on the way. This ability can be activated at rank 0 and Kaldr gains new skills as it ranks up.

Ability Type: Pet Command
Basic Attack Damage: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80% of Skadi's
Rank 1: Kaldr gains a dash attack dealing 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130% Basic Attack Damage
Rank 3: Kaldr's kills heal him
Rank 5: Kaldr's attacks give Skadi 10% increased movement speed
Cost: None
Cooldown: 0.5s
3 12 16 18 19


3 B
Skadi freezes the ground for 5s at a target location. The icy area deals damage to enemies that touch it and continues to deal additional damage every .5s they stay on it. Gods who step on the ice are slowed and lose control of their movement while sliding across. Also, Skadi's movement speed increases while standing on the area and persists for 3s after it fades or she leaves.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Initial Damage: 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 / 190 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Damage Per Tick: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Movement Speed: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Slow: 15%
Radius: 16 / 16 / 18 / 18 / 20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 18s
Winter's Grasp
5 9 13 17 20

Winter's Grasp

4 Y
A snowstorm surrounds Skadi as she chooses a location for Kaldr to attack. If Kaldr is too far he will leap there.

Upon reaching the location a snowstorm also surrounds Kaldr. The initial hit of either snowstorm Roots enemies in the area and Kaldr is restored to full health. The storms persist for 4s while dealing damage to enemies every .5s.

Ability Type: Stim
Damage Per Tick: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Root Duration: 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2s
Radius: 20
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 90s


Hiiii! How's it going? This is my first guide/build so expect there to be a few kinks so some criticism would be helpful! xD

Now, onto the actual intro, I really enjoy playing as Skadi. I like to think she's unique to the hunters because of Kaldr alone. He is seriously a game changer. This build focuses on Skadi's damage per basic attack, not attack speed. Why do this? Rune of the Hunt. At rank 4, Kaldr gains 100% of your basic AA, pretty much doubling your AA damage. Kaldr doesn't gain your attack speed, however. So to maximise Kaldr's output, I maximised Skadi's AA (I think) and this works really well. Rage still keeps high crit rates, and Qin's Sais is there just to keep a bit of attack speed and has high AA damage, but other options like Asi give Pen, plus some pretty good recovery, to stay in the fight.

Pros / Cons


    HIGH damage
    Hilarious CC(Especially against walls)
    Capable of killing most gods
    Good lane clear
    Kaldr is a game-changer
    Good burst

    Vulnerable to gank
    Few escapes (3 and Ult)
    Hard to get used to
    Long recovery time on Kaldr

Tips 'n Tricks

First of all, you know that tactic where Loki vanishes and just stands there, scaring opponents back? Well, the same here. Just send Kaldr after a God and normally they retreat. Easy push

Now Skadi is a great Jungler. Her "Ice Rink" through a wall for a set up, send out Kaldr and Piercing Cold for slow. Also, if you don't know if an enemy is on the lane, use the cursor from your 2 to look past the wall. If the red square appears, taahh-daaah. Use this to monitor your opponent, and wait to surprise them.

Its always best to keep Kaldr on full health. He needs it to get close enough for a kill, and to set up you Ult. So I tend to attack Jungle Camps first, then sending out Kaldr. Also, Kaldr is extremely vulnerable to damage per tick, so recall him whenever you see a DpT incoming, and always call him back if he has a chance of dying.

Your ultimate as Skadi has unlimited range, as long as Kaldr is near an enemy. Always use it when an enemy is INSIDE the radius. This enables the root to proc, letting you get the most out of the DoT aura and Kaldr's invulnerability (I have i feeling i spelled that wrong)

If you see a guaranteed kill, make sure Kaldr gets it. This way, Kaldr can get hits back, and thus increasing his usefulness.

Ultimate can be used and root can be proc'd when Kaldr is on no health. This is good for surprising the opponent, especially melee attackers.

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Technotoad64 (46) | June 29, 2016 7:26pm
I don't think crits are good on Skadi because Kaldr, The Winter Wolf can't crit. Don't take my word for it, though.
Shiro0Usag1 | June 17, 2016 3:18pm
Great Job For Your First Build! If you have any tips for more hunter type gods please make sure to turn them into guides or builds. I'd really like the help. :D :3
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