Welcome to my Smite Guide for the new God Baron Samedi! Baron has the ability to play as a Mage or Support, like Nu Wa and Aphrodite, because of his unique kit. Baron in the Mid lane has crazy sustain because of his self heal, and his early damage/waveclear is also very nice. He has the ability to really turn a teamfight with his ultimate, while also being able to heal his teammates. Remember, if you have any comments or suggestions, please leave a comment below!
Mage's Blessing is one of your starting items. Gives nice early Magic Damage, MP5, and when fully stacked, CDR.
Warlock's Staff is your rush item. Get it as soon as you can. You will need to start building its stacks for the great boost to Survivability and Damage.
Shoes of the Magi will give you good early penetration, which will allow you to go straight into Chronos' Pendant for the early CDR.
Chronos' Pendant is just your basic CDR mage item. If you can hold off on CDR, build it a bit later.
Spear of the Magus is a good pen item to go with after you finish up Chronos' Pendant. It's cheap and very effective with the amount of abilities you're able to cast, and how fast you're able to do it.
Rod of Asclepius gives you all the stats you require, and also pairs very well with Consign Spirits.
Mantle of Discord gives you both magic and physical armor as well as CDR. But the reason I would get this would be for the passive, which will stun enemies surrounding you, as well as giving you CC Immunity for 1s. This is very helpful for when you are playing against Gods like Ne Zha or Kali who are always all up on you. REMEMBER this is the situational slot. This can be replaced by any of the below items as you see fit.
Soul Reaver is built last and will help you get more burst damage if you need it.
Gem of Isolation adds nice Crowd Control Reduction, and will slow enemies that are hit by your abilities by 25%. Go ahead and build if you are playing against Gods who you can't catch up with.
Spear of Desolation can be built if you are playing against a rather tankier team. You would be stacking two penetration items with this and Spear of the Magus, which is sometimes necessary.
Divine Ruin is your go to item for when they have a lot of self healing on the enemy team. It will reduce enemies healing by 40% for 8 seconds when they are hit by your abilities. This includes life steal items and regenerations.
Bancroft's Talon is just for if you want some extra life steal yourself. Can't imagine you needing it, but hey, why not.
Spirit Robe is a really nice crowd control reduction item. When you are hit with Crow Control abilities, you will gain 15% more damage reduction. I'd build this when you are matched up against someone like Sobek who constantly is throwing you into his team.
Void Stone will give you some magic power as well as magical protection and health. But the passive will actually reduce enemies magical armor that are around you by 20. Build this when you are facing Gods like Hades or Hel because of them being short ranged mages. The aura from Void Stone is only useful at a close range.
Spectral Armor is built when you are fighting against crit based Gods. It reduces the amount crits can hit you for by 50%. Very helpful. It will also give Physical Protection, Mana, and CC Reduction.
Every time you land a basic attack/spell on an enemy, it will apply stacks of hysteria to the enemy. When the enemy gets to max hysteria, they take 25% more damage. On top of that, this passive allows all of your allies to buy Baron's Brew as well.
This is what you will max first. It will be where a big portion of your damage is going to come from. Wherever your mouse is on the game is where the two skull beams will intersect, allowing you to aim the beams in different directions. If the enemy god is above 30 Hysteria and you hit them with this spell, their Power, Magic Power and Attack speed are lowered.
Applies up to 20 Hysteria.
Your AoE damaging ability that also heals you and your surrounding teammates. There is a delay once you cast this before it explodes though. If the enemy is above 30 Hysteria, the heal will also make you and your allies immune to slows, and increase your movement speed.
Wrap It Up
You throw a snake at your enemies that does damage over time, and slows them. If the enemy God is above 30 Hysteria the snake will also travel to other enemies that are too close to the original target after 1 second. This will slow them and eventually root them, and does all the damage over time instantly.
Applies up to 40 Hysteria.
Life of the Party
When casted, Baron jumps on top of a coffin becoming CC Immune and takes 50% less damage. You will begin casting a cone attack that pulls enemies to the coffin, dealing damage while being pulled. If they get to close to the coffin, they will be stunned, and will take a chunk of damage as well. If the target(s) are at 30 Hysteria or above, the pull strength is increased.
Applies up to 80 Hysteria.
Baron Samedi has a kit that really allows you to play him in multiple ways. Right now I only have the Standard Mage build, but am working on a Support build right now. Baron is very unique, and I enjoy playing him a whole lot. If you have any comments/suggestions/feedback, please leave a comment below.
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