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S8 Guan Yu - Tank and Bruiser

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by fraser424 updated February 6, 2021

Smite God: Guan Yu

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Build Summary

options for start

Notes blue stone is good for a strong match up for guan.
warrior's is good for playing it safe.
warding for magical match-up's


blue stone is good for a strong match up for guan.
warrior's is good for playing it safe.
warding for magical match-up's

Build Item Bluestone Pendant Bluestone Pendant
Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Warding Sigil Warding Sigil
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion

Guan Yu's Skill Order


1 X Y
2 7 8 11 14

Warrior's Will

2 A B
Warrior's Will
3 15 16 18 19

Taolu Assault

3 B A
Taolu Assault
1 4 6 10 12

Cavalry Charge

4 Y X
Cavalry Charge
5 9 13 17 20
2 7 8 11 14


1 X
Guan Yu's courageous leadership is infectious and, when focused, heals himself and his allies. Healing friendly gods reduces all Cooldowns by 2s.

Ability Type: Area
Healing: 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150
Boosted Healing: 1.7x Normal Healing
Radius: 30
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 14s
Warrior's Will
3 15 16 18 19

Warrior's Will

2 A
Guan Yu charges forward, his Green Dragon Crescent Blade extended in front of him. All enemies in his path take damage and are Slowed. Hitting enemy gods lowers all of Guan Yu's Cooldowns by 2s. Guan Yu is immune to Roots, Cripples, and Knockups while dashing.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 20%
Slow Duration: 2s
Boosted Slow: 40%
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 14s
Taolu Assault
1 4 6 10 12

Taolu Assault

3 B
Guan Yu spins his blade in a controlled but furious display, slicing enemies for damage every .3s for 3s. Each hit steals enemy Protections, giving them to Guan Yu. Guan Yu is immune to Knockback for the duration.

Ability Type: Line
Damage per Hit: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 (+20% of your Physical Power)
Max Damage: 150 / 250 / 350 / 450 / 550 (+200% of your Physical Power)
Protections Stolen: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 (Max. 3 Stacks)
Protection Duration: 5s
Boosted Protections Stolen: 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 (Max. 3 Stacks)
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 13s
Cavalry Charge
5 9 13 17 20

Cavalry Charge

4 Y
Guan Yu mounts his warhorse and charges for 4s. While mounted, he can steer and attack and is immune to Crowd Control. Enemies hit take damage and are Slowed. Each hit increases damage from consecutive hits against that target by 20%. Enemies hit on the dismount are Stunned. You can dismount at any time by canceling.

Ability Type: Area
Damage: 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 / 175 (+30% of your Physical Power)
Damage Escalation: 20% per hit
Slow: 25% for 2s
Stun: 1.5s
Boosted CC: 40% Slow and 2s Stun
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 90s

Extended Build

boots options

Build Item Talaria Boots Talaria Boots
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi


Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Caduceus Shield Caduceus Shield

lvl 20 options

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Sundering Axe Sundering Axe
Build Item Infused Sigil Infused Sigil

late game options

Notes Adapt to the late game situation


Adapt to the late game situation

Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari


Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem

read branmuffins guide for the super details as I feel like he explains it perfectly

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Moreton22 (3) | February 4, 2021 6:46pm
Is this a solo build? What's with the Gauntlet of Thebes?
Big Damage (34) | February 4, 2021 11:01pm
It can be built but definitely not first item of the core. You would want it around 5th/6th/boots swap item.
Moreton22 (3) | February 5, 2021 3:04am
^^ agree, seeing it so early in the build is what had me asking the question.
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