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S11 (11.1) Artio Guide & Builds For Multiple Roles (Support/Jungle/Solo)(updated February 2024)

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by Hadeyan updated February 11, 2024

Smite God: Artio

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Build Summary

Tanky Hybrid Build

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Prophetic Cloak Prophetic Cloak
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Void Doumaru Void Doumaru
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin

Artio's Skill Order

Energy Surge / Maul Prey

1 X Y
Energy Surge / Maul Prey
1 4 6 12 14

Entangling Vines / Ferocious Roar

2 A B
Entangling Vines / Ferocious Roar
3 8 11 17 19

Life Tap / Heavy Charge

3 B A
Life Tap / Heavy Charge
2 7 10 15 18

Shapeshift

4 Y X
Shapeshift
5 9 13 16 20
Energy Surge / Maul Prey
1 4 6 12 14

Energy Surge / Maul Prey

1 X
Druid Form: Artio pulses out a strong wave of energy that damages enemies. She will heal herself and allies within 65 units for each enemy god hit by this ability.

Bear Form: Artio slashes twice with her claws, damaging enemies with each swipe.

Ability Type: Cone, Heal, Damage
Druid Damage: 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+35% of your Magical Power)
Druid Heal: 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 / 100
Bear Damage Per Swipe: 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 (+30% of your Magical Power)
Range: 25
Cost: 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60
Cooldown: 13s
Entangling Vines / Ferocious Roar
3 8 11 17 19

Entangling Vines / Ferocious Roar

2 A
Druid Form: Artio creates a thicket of vines around herself that cripples enemy gods and decreases their Magical or Physical Power as long as they are in the area.

Bear Form: Artio lets out a ferocious roar that Stuns all nearby enemies and increases her own Physical and Magical Protections for 4s.

Ability Type: Circle, Cripple
Druid Area Duration: 4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6s
Druid Power Debuff: 9 / 10.5 / 12 / 13.5 / 15%
Bear Stun Duration: 1 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4s
Bear Self Buff: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 Protections
Radius: 20
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 15s
Life Tap / Heavy Charge
2 7 10 15 18

Life Tap / Heavy Charge

3 B
Druid Form: Artio channels for 2s, draining the life from enemies. While channeling she deals damage up to 5 times and heals herself up to 5 times. Each hit increasingly Slows enemies and enemies hit all 5 times are Rooted for 1s.

Bear Form: Artio charges forward at an increased movement speed for 3s. Enemies she charges through take damage and are Slowed for 2s.

Ability Type: Line, Crowd Control, Damage
Druid Damage Per Hit: 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+10% of your Magical Power)
Druid Heal Per Hit: 6 / 10 / 14 / 18 / 22
Druid Slow: 10%
Bear Damage: 75 / 120 / 165 / 210 / 255 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Bear Slow: 30%
Range: 55
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 15s
Shapeshift
5 9 13 16 20

Shapeshift

4 Y
Active: Artio Shapeshifts between her Druid stance and Bear stance.

Passive: Every time Artio hits at least 1 enemy with an ability she gains 1 stack of Invigoration. Invigoration stacks increase her Movement Speed and MP5. Stacks last 6s, and stack up to 8 times.

Ability Type: Buff
Movement Speed Per Stack: 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3%
MP5 Per Stack: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10
Cost: 0
Cooldown: 1s

Artio Threats

Tap each threat level to view Artio’s threats

Max
2
Major
4
Even
4
Minor
0
Tiny
1

Artio Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Artio’s synergies

Ideal
1
Strong
3
OK
0
Low
0
None
0

Extended Build

Starter Options

Build Item Benevolence Benevolence
Build Item Sentinel's Gift Sentinel's Gift
Build Item War Flag War Flag
Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Tainted Steel Tainted Steel

Relic Options

Notes Med Cloak for Heal Heavy Build

Blink + Horrific is for any aggressive build

Shell against many walls with Tanky Build.

Others optional.

Notes

Med Cloak for Heal Heavy Build

Blink + Horrific is for any aggressive build

Shell against many walls with Tanky Build.

Others optional.

Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Cloak of Meditation Cloak of Meditation
Build Item Shield of Thorns Shield of Thorns
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Divine Barrier Divine Barrier

Against (mostly) Physical Team Comp (mid game)

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Against (mostly) Magical Team Comp (mid game)

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Prophetic Cloak Prophetic Cloak
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding
Build Item Void Doumaru Void Doumaru
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade

Physical Defense Options

Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Emperor's Armor Emperor's Armor
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Lotus Sickle Lotus Sickle
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Breastplate of Regrowth Breastplate of Regrowth
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail

Magical Defense Options

Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Fae-Blessed Hoops Fae-Blessed Hoops
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Void Doumaru Void Doumaru

Magical Power & Burst Damage Options

Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation
Build Item Ethereal Staff Ethereal Staff
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Bancroft's Claw Bancroft's Claw

Options for Anti Basic Attack Heavy Teams

Build Item Bewitched Dagger Bewitched Dagger
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor

Options for Basic Attack Heavy Teammates

Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Unkillable Tank Build with some utility & CDR

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Prophetic Cloak Prophetic Cloak
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Aggressive Supp Build

Notes Sell, conduit gem in late game and ;

1st If you're ahead and your team doing fine go for Ethereal Staff
2nd If You're behind and your team not doing super well then buy Spirit Robe or maybe Stone of Binding

Notes

Sell, conduit gem in late game and ;

1st If you're ahead and your team doing fine go for Ethereal Staff
2nd If You're behind and your team not doing super well then buy Spirit Robe or maybe Stone of Binding

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Prophetic Cloak Prophetic Cloak
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Void Doumaru Void Doumaru
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin

Heal Heavy Alternative Build

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Breastplate of Regrowth Breastplate of Regrowth
Build Item Lotus Sickle Lotus Sickle
Build Item Fae-Blessed Hoops Fae-Blessed Hoops
Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius

My Fun Build

Build Item Spartan Flag Spartan Flag
Build Item Prophetic Cloak Prophetic Cloak
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Void Doumaru Void Doumaru
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding

Introduction

First of all, English is not my main language so please excuse some of my grammar mistakes :)

Hi.. I'm not a high-ranked (diamond and above) or pro player. But I'm a very loyal and long-time Smite player. I'm mostly a casual and golden to plat ranked player and for a long time I'm at a 10+ mastery level with Artio. Tho I'm not an advanced competitive Smite playeryet, at the same time I watch and follow professional players, analysts, and educator streamers. And try to follow the current meta since 5.17.

I try to cover Artio in the form of every role she can perform.

Artio is the only "stance swamp/switch" Guardian of the game. That makes her very unique. She ain't have a classic appealing ultimate in terms of CC setup.

And she can't knock up, pull, grab, throw, wall. And can't stun you for long a time like Khumba or Fafnir or Geb.

Then what she is about? Artio covers all of these disadvantages with her super aggressive useful, impactful kit.

She has probably the longest cripple, self-heal, team heal (little tho), protection shred (via both passive and 2 abilities), slow, long dash, root, stun. Maybe she ain't have any hard or long process CC(except her cripple). But she has tons of quick process soft CC and for a guardian, she can deal damage A LOT!

Let's start this!

Abilities of Artio

PASSIVE



Her passive is the key reason that peals her as an aggressive guardian. She can deal damage and Cuz of her attacks, the target could be melted by the carry while under the effect of Artio's passive.

Ability #1



Her Druid 1 is her main self-sustain/team&self heal ability. You can pull off clutch heals with that.

Her Bear 1 is her main damage and cqc ability also a great way to proc your passive.


Ability #2




These two abilities are her main engagement tools and CCs.

With her Druid #2, she can cripple and debuff enemies. That allows team combos for your team.

Her Bear Form #2 can stun an enemy and self-buff her protections.

So as you can see these two are Artio's main setup and mid-engagement tools.


Ability #3



In Bear form her #3 is her main escape and also the main engagement starter tool.

In her Druid form, her #3 has self-heal and 1s root if you can land all of your 5 ticks. This is her 2nd main damage option. And since u can levitate with this ability and track targets. You're immune to knock up effects.

In bear form, if you hit with it to an enemy it would slow %30. And remember Her dash has a heavy damage option too (at the fullest 270 + %50 of your magical power). It's no joke.


ULTIMATE



Her #4 is her shapeshifting gear. And have a very straightforward passive that ı don't need to elaborate more.

Combos For Artio


Since Artio is a guardian about fast pace cqc interraction. She has many combos to pull off.

Short Combos:

Bear 2 + Bear 1 = Stun&Amp Self Protection + Damage

Bear 3 + Bear 1 = Slow&Damage + Damage (procing passive)

Bear 2 + Druid 1 = Stun&Amp Self Protection + Damage & Healing

Bear 2 + Druid 3 = Stun&Amp Self Protection + 5 Tick Damage & 1s root &self heal

Druid 2 + Druid 3 = Cripple%Debuff on Enemy + 5 Tick Damage & 1s root &self heal


Mid Combos:

Druid 2 + Bear 2 + Druid 3
(cripple&debuff on enemy + stun & Self Proctection Amp + 5 Tick Damage & 1s root &self heal)

Druid 2 + Bear 2 + Bear 1
( cripple&debuff on enemy + stun & Self Proctection Amp + Damage&Protection Shred)

Bear 3 + Druid 2 + Bear 1
( Slow & Damage + Cripple%Debuff on Enemy + Damage&Protection Shred )

Bear 3 + Druid 2 + Druid 1
( Slow & Damage + Cripple%Debuff on Enemy + Damage & Healing)

Bear 3 + Druid 2 + Druid 3
( Slow & Damage + Cripple%Debuff on Enemy + 5 Tick Damage & 1s root &self heal)

Long Combos:

Bear 3 + Druid 2 + Druid 1 + Bear 2 + Bear 1 + Druid 3

Druid 2 + Bear 2 + Bear 1 + Bear 3 + Bear 2 + Druid 3

Druid 3 + Druid 2 + Bear 2 + Bear 1 + Bear 3 + Druid 1

Bear 2 + Bear 1 + Druid 2 + Druid 1 + Bear 3 + Druid 3

Gameplay

As Solo:

Be aggressive in the early game but don't start to spew your abilities on your opponent constantly w/o thinking. Cuz You're a mana hungry and ability dependent God. So once your mana out. You're dead meat. Also, try to kill archer minions first and then start to poke your enemy.

Artio doesn't like comin' behind in terms of level. Artio is one of the best and most versatile gods in the game but her biggest flaw is she can't live with getting behind (1 or 2 levels may be okay but after 3 it's soooo hard to cover that gap). Also, she is not as strong as her Season 5 or Season 9 versions(still strong tho). She is still high-rank material but not as much as use to be. Be careful. You cant just early 1 v 4 and call it a day like the old days of her :D

She can be one of the best bully/bruiser solo gods in the game but also must be aware that your combos are interruptable and you ain't have any type of CC immunity in your kit. Also, be careful about late-game gods, just cuz you can abuse'em early game aint mean you can keep doing that later on. Especially gods like Osiris, Hercules, Cthulhu can interrupt your combo chains via his stun, root, knocks, and slow.

You must be flexible for multiple builds cuz Artio is a god that you can make use of a lot of different items for her. The only key stats are Cdr, Mp5, and Mana other than that so many items will work for her.

Since you don't have a big ultimate and CC immunity you should avoid blind 3 v 1 or 4 v 1 situations, especially in the late game. You can be a 1 v 3 god in early to mid-game maybe but not for late game at least not as safe as early. Be careful, make sure your team follows up and covers your back. Don't dive blindly.


As Support:

We already know that Artio is aggressive support so that's why her playstyle would be similar to her solo gameplay but this time you're also responsible for supporting and protecting your carry and in late-game your all team.

This time adjust your combos for setups, not for bullying or boxing your enemy. You need to consider your positioning, try to give an open look for your ADC, and always keep your distance reachable to your ADC.

You've 2 types of heals and a protection buff. You can perform clutch surviving performances. Use them wisely. I don't think Artio should rotate a lot especially if you are behind on levels. Missing a couple of lanes could be devastating for her but still due to the current meta Support is the 2nd most rotating role after Jungler. So rotate but don't linger around in the jungle. Always, search for some farm value or team fight value for yourself. Farm from each lane that you visit. And make sure your team secures objectives.

If Enemy team comp is relying on movement/displacing abilities then Artio will be the perfect counter Support imo. Her long and big AoE cripple will shut down gods like Arthur, Tyr, Thor, Thoth, Charon, Anhur, Bachus, Awilix, Serqet,Hercules, Horus, Neith and such...

As Jungler;

You don't have burst damage or consistent damage as other "real" junglers but you have a lot more self-sustain and cc chains. So use this for bullying other Junglers, especially in the early game. Since you don't have an ultimate your ganks should be situational picks.

Your first 2-3 level clear could be a bit difficult but after then that you will be just fine.

Artio is a jungler type that needs assistance. I mean if you can secure mid-lane minions and then You try to take your mid laner with you to gank a lane. In this way, Artio probably would shine even more cuz of her setup skills. Because she is not a pure executioner like assassins or mages but she can set up a lot of team fights. So that's why make sure that your team also rotates and communicates with you. This way, Artio can perform her best as a jungler and playmaker. But she is a veeeeery niche pick. Remember that.

Pros / Cons

CONS:

- Easy to play, kinda bit harder to master.
- All that stance swap processes could be frustrating and hard to pull off (especially with bad internet and unexperienced gameplay)
- Mana Hungry
- Ability Dependent
- Very bad for coming behind in terms of levels.


PROS:

- A lot of combo chains and setup tools
- High Damage for a guardian
- Decent Mobility
- High Self Sustain & Very hard to kill
- Versatility ( I Think you can pull off even mid lane role with her)
- She got multiple buffs recently. She is returning to her old days.

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1
Hadeyan (2) | February 7, 2024 7:48am
Updated The Guide
2
AsteriaKore | May 24, 2023 3:07am
Really Informative. This may be my go to guide when trying to get Artio to Mastery 10
1
Hadeyan (2) | February 6, 2024 1:36pm
Thx a lot. I'll update it again.
1
Hadeyan (2) | February 9, 2023 2:11pm
Updated The Guide.
1
Hadeyan (2) | April 13, 2020 8:48am
I took a further detail corrections and editing in my build. But ım gonna polish abilities & combos section later when ı find out a time for that. I Know its not at its best yet. But ı'll keep polish and make look better and more easy to understand.

Nevertheless ı updated again with minor corrections, more options for builds etc etc. I hope you enjoy.
2
Stupflipp (1) | December 20, 2019 4:42pm
Hi, really thanks you for this guide.

I main supp, Artio was the last Guardian i didnt Mastery and it's done with this guide !

2 Games in conquest, 2 victory, here's my screen.



You rock !

Really good Artio guide !
1
Hadeyan (2) | April 10, 2020 9:16am
I'm super-duper flattered and ım so glad that it worked for you. But for today Artio is a bit weaker in current meta so ı made some adjustments for her current builds and ı updated my guide. Please check it out !
2
NitroC (2) | April 13, 2019 9:11pm
Not a comment on the guide itself, but you can display abilities in guides by using
Code:
[Icon=Decompose size=50]
to display it as , only detailing it when you hover over it with your mouse. You can, of course, change the size/ability as well.
1
Hadeyan (2) | April 19, 2019 3:24am
Thank you . Its helpful.
1
AtomicPie525 (5) | April 2, 2019 2:44pm
I'm no Artio main, but I've played an aggressive support in my dat. From what I can tell you've got the right items build for an aggressive support, be it Void Stone, Stone of Binding, or Mystical Mail. Have you built Pythagorem's Piece in games? I can understand why but I would question it's viability on the support. If it works, more power to you!

As for some of the notes on your support builds (at least for my laptop) they don't fit on the screen because they've got so much to say. Im specifically referencing the "Against (mostly) Magical Team Comp (late game)" and "Against (mostly) Physical Team Comp (late game)" Perhaps this could be fixed by making a separate section for that information, because there is quite a bit there.

You've been around my builds and have probably seen how I feel about Gauntlet of Thebes, but it might work on artio pretty will with her self heal that, from what I know of it, is actually pretty darn good.

Overall, it looks pretty good to me from what I know about Artio, and you do acknowledge why that she's an aggressive support, which validates the large amounts of aggressive items you like to build. I might have to play some artio just to see how much damage she does for myself!

P.S. I know you said your English isn't too great, but instead of "Stance swamp", you may be looking for "stance swap" A personal favorite of mine though is "stance dance"
2
Hadeyan (2) | April 11, 2019 5:44am
Thanks for this kind and helpfull feedback man. And thanks for correcting my "stance" thing :D

Actually ı build Pytha's Piece but not frequently as it looks tho. Its maybe not a core item but more like a situational one. But when ı build that, ı really enjoyed. Cuz my Druid #3 has self heal and has 5 tick damage and Pytha's lifesteal make this even better. Pytha also gave me health, CDR but biggest part of Pytha is its passive. Its more like Hades or Ares item actually generaly u can saw on'em but ı think it could work on Artio, specialy when you have lifesteal heavily teammates on your team (like Camazotz, Anubis, Cernunnos, Merlin, Hades, etc) . It make your team even more powerful. Also its a bit counter(ish) for enemy's possible anti-heal counter.

But ı wouldnt put that item as a "Core Item" on Artio. Its a personal one.
1
Gulfwulf (81) | March 31, 2019 8:18pm
You can't build Defender's Blessing in Conquest.
1
Hadeyan (2) | April 1, 2019 8:10am
I know that was for other modes.
1
Kriega1 (143) | March 31, 2019 1:48pm
Builds need work. Mystical mail, damage items etc... should not be in support builds. Lots of questionable starter items as well, and you've listed non-conquest blessings for some reason. Hoping someone else here can lend a hand.
1
Hadeyan (2) | April 1, 2019 8:16am
As an aggressive support type Artio has lots of setup and damage output so that items could work on a bit more aggressive tank. But if you want more bruiser/tannky tank then you can go for my other alternative reccomendation items.

And about blessings. I didnt put'em only for conquest. But yeah ı should've make it more clear that part. But since ı didnt put any of those "non-conquest" blessings in my starter builds. Thats kinda mean ı dont put'em for conquest.

Thanks for the feedback anyway.
1
Kriega1 (143) | April 1, 2019 8:21am
If this isn't just for conquest then your title is misleading. And so are the build name pages: "Support", "Solo", "Jungle".
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