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S8 - Janus - Conquest

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by Moreton22 updated February 21, 2021

Smite God: Janus

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Build Summary

Start

Build Item Conduit Gem Conduit Gem
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
3
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
2

My go to build #2

Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Extended Build

My go to build

Notes In my opinion, the first 4 items are core, Chronos' Pendant is so strong on Janus, and I rarely have a game where Divine Ruin isn't a valuable pick up.
Spear of Deso is fantastic also; you can ult into a fight, pick up a few assists and then immediately ult to the Fire giant / Gold fury.


I know most people are building Archmages gem over Gem of Focus however I find it's better to build to a god's strengths, and in my opinion Janus' biggest strengths is his ability to be incredibly difficult to lock down due to his kit.

As for the build order: naturally things can be changed around, if you need to rush anti heal then get divine after boots, if you need more % pen then get Shard earlier in the build, it's all situational, but I don't need to tell you that :)

Notes

In my opinion, the first 4 items are core, Chronos' Pendant is so strong on Janus, and I rarely have a game where Divine Ruin isn't a valuable pick up.
Spear of Deso is fantastic also; you can ult into a fight, pick up a few assists and then immediately ult to the Fire giant / Gold fury.


I know most people are building Archmages gem over Gem of Focus however I find it's better to build to a god's strengths, and in my opinion Janus' biggest strengths is his ability to be incredibly difficult to lock down due to his kit.

As for the build order: naturally things can be changed around, if you need to rush anti heal then get divine after boots, if you need more % pen then get Shard earlier in the build, it's all situational, but I don't need to tell you that :)

Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Relic options

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell

Alternative / situational items

Notes Winged blade might seem weird, but alot of the Meta picks at the moment have heavy slows in their kit, Janus' Kryptonite, so in a situation where you're playing Vs a Set or a Nemesis etc. And your support isn't doing a great job of peeling, then this will save your life, you might lose out on a lot of power in your build but it's always better to be alive and free casting, than Dead... You aren't doing any damage when you're dead right?

Notes

Winged blade might seem weird, but alot of the Meta picks at the moment have heavy slows in their kit, Janus' Kryptonite, so in a situation where you're playing Vs a Set or a Nemesis etc. And your support isn't doing a great job of peeling, then this will save your life, you might lose out on a lot of power in your build but it's always better to be alive and free casting, than Dead... You aren't doing any damage when you're dead right?

Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Charon's Coin Charon's Coin
Build Item Archmage's Gem Archmage's Gem
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade

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