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S7 General Guide for The OG God of Sun: RA ! (Updated December 2020)

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by Hadeyan updated December 31, 2020

Smite God: Ra

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Ra Build

Mobility & Utility Start

Build Item Specialist's Blessing Specialist's Blessing
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
3
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
2

Supportive Mobility & Utility Mid Game

Notes Sell blessing for and sell boots for

Notes

Sell blessing for and sell boots for

Build Item Specialist's Blessing Specialist's Blessing
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone

Speedy Ra Start

Build Item Specialist's Blessing Specialist's Blessing
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
3
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
2

Speedy Ra Mid Game

Notes %48 movement speed, great healing.

Sell blessing for

Sell boots for

Notes

%48 movement speed, great healing.

Sell blessing for

Sell boots for

Build Item Specialist's Blessing Specialist's Blessing
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Traveler's Shoes Traveler's Shoes
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius

Sun Burn (High Damage Ra) Mid Game

Notes Sell boots for

Notes

Sell boots for

Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Hybrid Build Mid Game

Notes Sell blessing's for
Sell boots for

Notes

Sell blessing's for
Sell boots for

Build Item Specialist's Blessing Specialist's Blessing
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown

relic options

Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Bracer of Radiance Bracer of Radiance
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell

Other offensive Items you could use

Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Ethereal Staff Ethereal Staff
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Tyrannical Plate Helm Tyrannical Plate Helm
Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff
Build Item Book of the Dead Book of the Dead
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem

Other Defensive Options You Could Use Of

Build Item Mail of Renewal Mail of Renewal
Build Item Shield of Regrowth Shield of Regrowth
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Celestial Legion Helm Celestial Legion Helm
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Lately My Favorite Ra Build

Notes And swap blessings for
And sell boots for or

Notes

And swap blessings for
And sell boots for or

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin

Shredder Build

Notes sell boots for

Notes

sell boots for

Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation

Chubby Sustain & Durability Build

Notes Sell boots for

Notes

Sell boots for

Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Ethereal Staff Ethereal Staff
Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius

Ra's Skill Order

Celestial Beam

1 X Y
Celestial Beam
1 4 6 7 11

Divine Light

2 A B
Divine Light
3 9 13 15 19

Solar Blessing

3 B A
Solar Blessing
2 8 12 16 17

Searing Pain

4 Y X
Searing Pain
5 10 14 18 20
Celestial Beam
1 4 6 7 11

Celestial Beam

1 X
Ra summons a moving beam of intense light from the sky, doing damage to anyone caught under the beam.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 95 / 155 / 215 / 275 / 335 (+100% of your Magical Power)
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 10s
Divine Light
3 9 13 15 19

Divine Light

2 A
Light starts to emanate from Ra, stacking a slow every .5s on enemies near him. After 2s, the light detonates, doing damage and increasing the slow duration. Any enemies facing Ra at the time of the explosion are also blinded. Additionally, Ra cleanses himself of Slows and becomes immune to Slows for 0.6s when activated.

Ability Type: Area
Damage: 70 / 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 (+55% of your Magical Power)
Slow per Stack: 5%
Detonate Lifetime: 3s
Radius: 30
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 12s
Solar Blessing
2 8 12 16 17

Solar Blessing

3 B
Ra summons a pillar of blessed light. Allies inside the blessing have increased Power, Protections and are Healed every second. Enemies are damaged every second.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage per Tick: 20 / 32 / 44 / 56 / 68 (+20% of your Magical Power)
Damage (Max): 120 / 192 / 264 / 336 / 408 (+120% of your Magical Power)
Healing per Tick: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+10% of your Magical Power)
Healing (Max): 60 / 120 / 180 / 240 / 300 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Magical Power to Allies: 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 / 30
Physical Power to Allies: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20
Magical and Physical Protection to Allies: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20
Lifetime: 6s
Radius: 20
Cost: 65 / 75 / 85 / 95 / 105
Cooldown: 18s
Searing Pain
5 10 14 18 20

Searing Pain

4 Y
Ra calls on the power of the sun to decimate his foes in an extreme blast of heat in front of him, doing damage to all enemies unlucky enough to find themselves in the path.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 400 / 475 / 550 / 625 / 700 (+100% of your Magical Power)
Cost: 90
Cooldown: 80 / 75 / 70 / 65 / 60s

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(cuz ı don't trust my current PC build and internet service for high-ranked competition). I'm mostly a casual and golden ranked player and I'm at 10 mastery level with RA. Tho I'm not an advanced competitive Smite player still 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 my favorite god, Ra in form of every role he can possibly play. Ra is an Egyptian God. Actually he is the ultimate sky father of Egyptian Mythology and God of other Gods. His class is a mage and he is a ranged, magical character. He was among the original first release god line-up of Smite. He is mostly known for his healing ability, snipes, and speed in the Smite game.

People try to build Ra like every other "CDR&Burst Damage Hybrid Mage Build". But Ra actually built for close&mid range encounters more than mid to long-range. Yes his Celesteal Beam and Searing has very long ranges. But his other abilities more made for close quarter type. Remember that.

And you're fast as you use any abilities never forget that. And since you don't have any high mobility/escape abilities like dash or leap. You need mobility and cdr items proc&stack with your passive. Ra is not a hot top, broken meta god but he is never been weak or being at the backline of the meta too. He can function in every game mode at multiple roles. And he is very powerful right now. So it's a good time to learn him.

Abilities of RA




allows Ra to be a very maneuvery, utility heavy god.

is his main clear. One of the best minion lane clear and enemy pusher abilities. It can function over walls and other objects.

It's Ra's 2nd clear ability and also main cc. It slows the enemy and if you're looking at Ra when he do that, ıt will blind the opponent for a while too. Which is one of the most umique cc types in the game. This is also Ra's main close encounter asset.

is Ra's most appealing and branded ability. Its one of the most recognasible skills in all game. This skill is a very unique healing ability. Cuz you dont need to be near to your ally or attached to'em. Another uniqueness of this area heal is. Most of the healers needs for make their heals more usefull and sustain heavy for their allies. Well Ra's heal is already has protection buffs. And due to recent buffs its also give 10 to 40 Physical & Magical Power boost too. And its can be stacked/proc with both and

So your Ra's healing ability is soo hard to counter even with anti-heal cuz even if you can reduce the healing from it. There are still protection and power buffs. So Ra stay at the backline of the fight and buff & heal his allies and when he find opportunity at right position he can snipe. So about the snipe;

Is hard to hit, and its not adjustable ultimate until teamfight phase of the game comes up. But it has CC ımmunity and huge range which can function over walls. And in my opinion is the most satisfying ultimate when you hit from range. And if you're gonna hit multiple people with it ?! Its even better .

Btw Ra's ult aint has any reduction penalty on it(Like Anubis's). If you're gonna hit multiple people. You're gonna deal exact same damage to each of'em. SO if you have supps like Ares, Xing Tian, Cerberus, Geb, Sylvanus or Jungler's like Mercury, Da Ji, Ne Zha, Thor, Thanatos..

Your ult could be the endgame execution for multiple opponents. Also one of the best objective secure/steal ults. And if you wanna clear a crowded lane realy fast ? You can use your ult too.

Wombo-Combos for RA

Ra is pretty straight forward he aint have much of a combo but here we are.


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+ +

+ +

Use your and to opposite directions (not far opposite but close enough) and misguided your opponent to the middle of the attacks. And try to minimize the mobility of your opponent then send if you think you got him/her. This is risky but it's doable.

Gameplay

As Clash - Arena - Joust Mage:

Don't focus on killing people. Cuz Ra not one of the "serial killer" or "massive extinction" types of Mages. He is a utility & supports heavy god. Yes, he can deal damage but this is not Ra's peeling & authentic side. Don't play Ra like he is something else.

Help your teammates and made'em better. And once you picked Ra you must be the playmaker of the game cuz your assets and playstyle demands this. So call shots, gather your team. Mostly play as backline support or executioner. But thx to your self sustain you can charge on the enemy towards mid to late game when it's needed.

Ra is not Anubis, not Kukulkan, not Ah Puch, and certainly not Zeus. Don't try to play like him damage carry mage. Play him as a smart, cunny healer/sniper/booster.

Conquest // Mid Lane:

Ra is not a super strong mid pick right now but he is at a very good place currently. Especially after his recent buffs. In a "late-game teamfight focus team composition" he can shine.

Cuz you can easily survive thru late-game thx to heal&mobility. And your lane clear is great.

Ra is a type of character that rewards patience. Not laziness but patience. You have huge mobility and teamfight assets. Once you cleared your lane and near jungle camps. Rotate a lot. This is one of the strengths of Ra. Make your presence in every lane and support your team. Cuz Ra is kinda 2nd Support of the team more than an AoE mage.

You're fast but you don't have an instant dodge or escape so always ward your lane and be in communication with the team.

And don't use your for lane clear or poke as much as you can. Cuz it's more valuable when you use it on yourself or allies.

Be patient in thru the early game, rotate a lot thru mid-game. And in the late game try to function as backline support/sniper of your team. Especially after recent buff, sieging enemy phoenixes would be much better and easier with your (Ra) existence. Just live thru that state of the game. And try to keep equal stats with your opponents in terms of level and gold.


Conquest // Support:

Most of the mages are not good support picks in my opinion. And Ra is not an exception too. He is not even one of the top mage support picks in the game. But if you "You can do with Ra ?" then I'll say "Yes" especially after the recent buff to his .

As Support, Ra ain't offer any cc other than short burn slow and occasional blind. So you cant set up a gank or stop the enemy's gank attack. But what you can do is, outbox'em, outpace'em and constantly heal & buff you adc. Especially extra protection (even w/o ) and power buffs would be sooo good for trading blows against the enemy duo.

Conquest // Solo:

Most of the mages are not qualified as good solo laners. And Ra is one of'em but as ı said for support role before. It's doable with Ra and especially after the buff to him.

With and you can box your enemy or stand against the boxing/zoning attempt from your opponent. Your clear is way better than most of the solo laners. The only 2 major problems are;

1st Your ult is not meant to function in that lane.
2nd Even tho you have heal, protection & power buffs from 1 ability, still you ain't have enough cc to set up a fight or stop a solo lane bully like Osiris, Bellona, or Achilles. Be careful on that and just focus on farm and poke for landing phase.

In late game be the mid lane Ra with more balls xD

PROS & CONS


Pros:

- You don't have an escape tool but also you're not an immobile god.
- Your kit one of the most unique recognizable and always functioning builds in all game
- You're a team-friendly and teamfight/siege boosting God.
- Except for the first 3-4 levels there ain't any time in the game that you specifically weak.
Ra is good for almost the entire duration of the game.
- Behind the wall snipes! And even on multiple people!

Cons:

- Yes you're mobile but you have no escape tools. Easy to jump on
- Slow abilities and items could kill your "mobility card" easily.
- Your most damage dealing skills are hard to hit.
- You're lacking enough CC.
- Ra is an old god and his kit ain't changed much. So many people know how to counter you or how to avoid you.


And for the last words;

Don't listen anyone, you're way better than Thoth!

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Hadeyan (2) | June 12, 2020 9:43am
Guys either solo nor support RA are not some picks. Its a stretch picks for fun with your friends (i aitn reccomend for casuals that has no comms between each other) .

ANd thats why itemization is more unorthodox. Nothing wrong with it.

If this game were just about 3 builds for each god. Then no one would've need a site like that. Or no one will try to experience new , wild things.

IF i did a Tyr guide thats totaly about attack speed and movements speed and full with "Rellic Dagger -Wind Blade Tree" items. You would burn me to the ground.

But soloortroll did that in SPL.

Even pro players tried weird staff. Like Barracuda used physical defense item at mid game. Or Nike jungle.. Idk many examples.

So thats Ra build is about my experience and expectations. If you think its not gonna work ? Yeah thats ok cuz Ra's support and solo chances are already low. Builds are mostly experimental.

I aint think we need to take this dead seriously.
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Kriega1 (129) | June 12, 2020 10:24am
Relic Dagger and Winged blade wasnt about the attack speed it was about the movement speed. For SoT Tyr.
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Hadeyan (2) | June 12, 2020 10:27am
IF i remember correctly he used Witchblade from that tree on Tyr too.

Anyway. 3 month before a tyr build that has 2-3 item from that item tree would've roast here .. .But it did make it. Thats the point.
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Branmuffin17 (364) | June 12, 2020 9:48am
I can get behind this concept. If nothing else, your builds are at least generally dedicated to that role. If I were to choose Ra in Supp, for example, I think most of the items you've chosen are generally relevant (though I wouldn't get Chronos' Pendant for example, if you needed 20% CDR I'd go BoV, and I'd also consider at least one more true Supp item like Gauntlet).
1
Hadeyan (2) | June 12, 2020 10:22am
Thank you. And i see your points. Make sense.
1
boogiebass (46) | June 1, 2020 9:47am
I have to agree with the general consensus of everyone here, these builds need refactoring.

Let's start by removing pridwen and Jade emperor crown.

Jade emperor crown is usually an early game item which supports get (Ra support isn't good because he has no hard CC and his base stats aren't very tanky).
Pridwen is better if you get more protection items (best for your front liners with fast ult durations). You don't want to build Ra as a tank in serious games.
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Kriega1 (129) | June 1, 2020 10:09am
boogiebass wrote:

Jade emperor crown is usually an early game item which supports get (Ra support isn't good because he has no hard CC and his base stats aren't very tanky).

Supports can build Jade Emps, but it's much more common in Solo than in Support.
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boogiebass (46) | June 1, 2020 10:56am
Ah yes. And it's also an early game item.
But definitely not an item for Ra, which I want Hadeyan to understand
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Hanoth | June 1, 2020 12:09am
So I clicked on your build and thought it looked odd so I scrolled down and on your gameplay section saw you say that you shouldn't try to kill people as Ra. Then further down you suggest Ra is a support even though he has no hard CC. As this seems pretty unusual I looked you up on Smiteguru only to find that your win rate with Ra is 41%. I also checked your win rates with your other gods as you admit to only being casual and it seems that this is still especially low. You have a nice imagination but maybe you shouldnt be posting guides that will actually make players worse off.
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Hadeyan (2) | June 12, 2020 9:36am
You completely took things in a wrong way. I never suggest ra as a "good" or even "proper" support. But if someone wanna play (we saw Loki supports man :D ) then yeah you can pull it off for fun. Its not a serious pick.

And About killing. You shouldnt play for kill thats true but as all other mages . If you have conditions to kill then yes you should go for it. Ra is not Khepri or Sylvanus after all.

You say "i clicked on your build" .. I didnt put just one "build" .. Its many.

And about my win-rate dude. Win-Rate aint only relevant to knwowledge or skill. I played with a lot of my newbie friends. Also Smite's matchmaking not a great one. Plus Smite was my first MOBA. I had no experience on MOBAS and i didnt many MMOs too. So thats why my first 50-60 levels is all about figuring out.

PLus my guides not people make worse.. I had many positive feedbacks from people. And since i put a lot of effort. You have no right to say "you cant do this stuff".

This is just rude for no reason.
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boogiebass (46) | June 1, 2020 9:11am
These builds could definitely use some work, but Hadeyan isn't this site's typical troll author who posts an intentional bad build and never logs back in.

If you have specific improvements in mind, you should definitely make some suggestions.
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Gulfwulf (81) | June 1, 2020 2:28am
Ouch. I do agree that Ra isn't really a support and shouldn't be built or played like one. He's a burst mage with aoe healing; but, as you pointed out, he has no real CC for peel or initiation. Lotus Crown is about the only defense item, aside from Mantle of Discord that I would get for him, everything else would have power and pen, like Obsidian Shard and Divine Ruin.
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Hadeyan (2) | June 12, 2020 9:37am
Thx for the reply.
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Kriega1 (129) | June 1, 2020 3:48am
Winged blade, Breastplate are also decent defensive options
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Kriega1 (129) | April 18, 2020 3:30pm
Don't build Warlocks on any mage, it's not a good item.
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boogiebass (46) | April 18, 2020 5:58pm
Why is it not good? After evolving, it has lots of health and power?
1
Kriega1 (129) | April 18, 2020 6:04pm
Terrible power spike early having to stack it, and you don't want to build it later. Build Estaff instead as a bruiser option or even pythags (cheap).

Since the health on it got reduced it got it's rare niche use taken away.
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Branmuffin17 (364) | April 15, 2020 3:36pm
Just want to say, every time I see your name, I think of this...



Also, read your bio, you're not as old as me, and I like Metroidvania games too. My most recent one, which I blasted through and thoroughly enjoyed, was Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Couldn't get through Hollow Knight, though, for some reason.
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Hadeyan (2) | April 16, 2020 7:04am
Lol to Haddaway :D

Thx for the comment. I dont like Ori sadly. Its hard for nothing, lazy combat,unclear level design compare to the main character that so small.I never liked sorry :D

But Hollow Knight was a blast for me and ı also enjoy a lot with Owlboy. Btw ı deleted moonlighter after playing 4-5 hours :D Its not for me. My friends heavily suggests binding of ısaac series lately.


Btw anything about builds ?
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Branmuffin17 (364) | April 16, 2020 2:28pm
I liked Owlboy a lot too. Played Moonlighter and did like it, but just never got close to completing it.

Never really got into Isaac.

Regarding the builds, let's see. I personally would prefer the Chronos rush, so I'm in line with you right there. You've got a lot of builds listed, and I don't see a problem with any of them in general. You generally get some %pen, you're not overcapping CDR, etc. I DO think you could probably do away with a lot of the lifesteal though... Shoes of the Magi and Soul Gem, for example. You're already likely to get countered with anti-heal, and this is likely to make whatever lifesteal you purchase less than fully effective.

The argument also applies to Asclep, but in that specific case, I can still see its use, due to providing some MS and health to increase your survivability since you don't have an official escape ability.

He can get good use out of Doom Orb and Lotus, and I see you've covered your bases there.

I don't personally think that Warlock's Staff is a good choice right now, but maybe others will disagree. I also don't like to see Mail of Renewal, but on that one, I'm sure most everyone would agree. Don't think Jade Emperor's Crown is a good choice for him either, or Pridwen. Those should just go.

Also don't think you should get Blink Rune, Meditation, or Bracer of Undoing, IMO...just stick with Beads/Aegis, with maybe an added consideration to Heavenly Wings as a distant 3rd.

Thoughts?
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