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Shamash 'n' Dash: Gilgamesh Solo and Jungle (8.11)

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9.4
by Big Damage updated October 30, 2021

Smite God: Gilgamesh

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Gilgamesh Build

Main Build

Notes This is your standard Gilgamesh Solo build. Upgrade Sundering Axe from Warrior's Axe at level 20.

An alternative to Talisman of Energy could be Bulwark of Hope or Pestilence.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor.

An alternative to Pridwen could be mantle of disord or Spirit Robe.

Notes

This is your standard Gilgamesh Solo build. Upgrade Sundering Axe from Warrior's Axe at level 20.

An alternative to Talisman of Energy could be Bulwark of Hope or Pestilence.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor.

An alternative to Pridwen could be mantle of disord or Spirit Robe.

Build Item Sundering Axe Sundering Axe
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Start 1 (Standard)

Notes This is your standard lane start for Gilgamesh.

Alternatively, you can skip Cudgel and pick up Chalice of Healing and potions of your choice.

Notes

This is your standard lane start for Gilgamesh.

Alternatively, you can skip Cudgel and pick up Chalice of Healing and potions of your choice.

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Cudgel Cudgel
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
3
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion

Start 2 (Aggressive)

Notes This is your aggressive lane start vs a Physical god.

Alternatively, you can skip Cudgel and pick up Chalice of Healing and potions of your choice.

Notes

This is your aggressive lane start vs a Physical god.

Alternatively, you can skip Cudgel and pick up Chalice of Healing and potions of your choice.

Build Item Warding Sigil Warding Sigil
Build Item Cudgel Cudgel
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
3
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
2

Start 3 (Vs Magical)

Notes This is your aggressive lane start vs a Magical god.

Notes

This is your aggressive lane start vs a Magical god.

Build Item Bluestone Pendant Bluestone Pendant
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
4

Start 4 (Antiheal)

Notes This is your antiheal start.

Alternatively, you can skip Cudgel and pick up Chalice of Healing and potions of your choice.

Notes

This is your antiheal start.

Alternatively, you can skip Cudgel and pick up Chalice of Healing and potions of your choice.

Build Item Tainted Steel Tainted Steel
Build Item Cudgel Cudgel
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
3

Build 1 (Tankier)

Notes Upgrade Sundering Axe from Warrior's Axe at level 20.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor or Witchblade.

An alternative to Mantle of Discord could be Pridwen or Spirit Robe.

Notes

Upgrade Sundering Axe from Warrior's Axe at level 20.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor or Witchblade.

An alternative to Mantle of Discord could be Pridwen or Spirit Robe.

Build Item Sundering Axe Sundering Axe
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Build 2 (AoE damage)

Notes This build takes advantage of the free AoE damages of Infused Sigil, Mystical Mail and Pridwen giving you a lot of free damage potential.

Upgrade Infused Sigil from Warding Sigil at level 20.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor or Witchblade.

An alternative to Pridwen could be mantle of disord or Spirit Robe.

Notes

This build takes advantage of the free AoE damages of Infused Sigil, Mystical Mail and Pridwen giving you a lot of free damage potential.

Upgrade Infused Sigil from Warding Sigil at level 20.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor or Witchblade.

An alternative to Pridwen could be mantle of disord or Spirit Robe.

Build Item Infused Sigil Infused Sigil
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Build 3 (Magical Opponent)

Notes Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap The Sledge for any situational item needed.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor or Witchblade.

An alternative to Pridwen could be mantle of disord or Spirit Robe.

Notes

Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap The Sledge for any situational item needed.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor or Witchblade.

An alternative to Pridwen could be mantle of disord or Spirit Robe.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item The Sledge The Sledge
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Build 4 (Antiheal)

Notes Upgrade Tainted Breastplate from Tainted Steel at level 20.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor or Witchblade.

An alternative to Pridwen could be mantle of disord or Spirit Robe.

Notes

Upgrade Tainted Breastplate from Tainted Steel at level 20.

An alternative to Bulwark of Hope could be Pestilence.

An alternative to Void Shield could be Spectral Armor or Witchblade.

An alternative to Pridwen could be mantle of disord or Spirit Robe.

Build Item Tainted Breastplate Tainted Breastplate
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Defence Options

Notes These are all alternative or situational defence items that can work on Gilgamesh to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all alternative or situational defence items that can work on Gilgamesh to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade

Offence Options

Notes These are all alternative or situational damage items that can work on Gilgamesh to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all alternative or situational damage items that can work on Gilgamesh to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Runic Shield Runic Shield
Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield
Build Item The Sledge The Sledge

Relic Options

Notes These are all of the relics that can work on Gilgamesh to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

Blink Rune and purification beadsl are the main two that you will be picking up, the others do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all of the relics that can work on Gilgamesh to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

Blink Rune and purification beadsl are the main two that you will be picking up, the others do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Shield of Thorns Shield of Thorns
Build Item Sundering Spear Sundering Spear

Gilgamesh's Skill Order

Sun-Forged Scimitar

1 X Y
Sun-Forged Scimitar
1 4 6 7 9

Drop Kick

2 A B
Drop Kick
3 8 10 11 12

Hero's Advance

3 B A
Hero's Advance
2 13 14 15 16

Winds of Shamash

4 Y X
Winds of Shamash
5 17 18 19 20
Sun-Forged Scimitar
1 4 6 7 9

Sun-Forged Scimitar

1 X
Gilgamesh ignites his sword with the ferocity of the Sun for 4s. Enemies around the ignition take damage and are slowed for 2s. Gilgamesh's Basic Attack deals bonus damage equal to 3% of his Maximum Health to enemies hit. When Gilgamesh successfully hits an enemy with his Basic Attack the duration of this effect is extended for 0.8s, up to a maximum of 7s.

Ability Type: Stim
Damage: 65 / 95 / 125 / 155 / 185 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 15 / 17.5 / 20 / 22.5 / 25%
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10s
Drop Kick
3 8 10 11 12

Drop Kick

2 A
Gilgamesh drop kicks an area in front of him. Enemies in the area are damaged while the closest enemy is launched through these enemies. The launched enemy takes bonus damage when hitting a minion or takes burst damage and is stunned if hitting a God or a Wall. If the launched enemy hits the Winds of Shamash they are thrown toward the center of the ring. Minions hit by the launched enemy take bonus damage. Gods hit by the launched enemy take burst damage and are stunned.

Ability Type: Line
Kick Damage: 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+40% of your Physical Power)
Bonus Damage: 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 (+20% of your Physical Power)
Burst Damage: 50 / 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 (+45% of your Physical Power)
Stun Duration: 1.2s
Range: 25
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 16s
Hero's Advance
2 13 14 15 16

Hero's Advance

3 B
Gilgamesh leaps into the air, crashing down at a target location. Enemies around the impact take damage. Gilgamesh infuses the ground with energy, causing a beacon to appear for 5s. Allies who run towards the beacon will gain Movement Speed, halving once they enter the beacon. Allies who enter the beacon will gain bonus Lifesteal, boosted by 15% of Gilgamesh's highest Protection.

Ability Type: Leap
Damage: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Movement Speed: 25 / 27.5 / 30 / 32.5 / 35%
Lifesteal: 10%
Range: 50
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 16s
Winds of Shamash
5 17 18 19 20

Winds of Shamash

4 Y
Gilgamesh calls upon Shamash to create a ring of wind at a target location for 6s. Enemies inside this ring when it starts take damage and are slowed for 2s. Enemies inside the ring take wind damage every .5s. Enemies who try to escape the ring are heavily slowed. If Gilgamesh damages an enemy trying to flee they are thrown back towards the center of the ring. The wind turns into thread over 6s, damaging and Rooting enemies who are still inside the ring.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Initial Damage: 90 / 145 / 200 / 255 / 310 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Initial Slow: 20%
Wind Damage: 12 / 16 / 20 / 24 / 28 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Wind Wall Slow: 50%
Binding Damage: 150 / 225 / 300 / 375 / 450 (+60% of your Physical Power
Range: 35
Cost: 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100
Cooldown: 110s

Quick Gilgamesh build guide, will add in depth write up eventually :P

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rahsaan7 | April 24, 2021 2:25am
Hello I've been using a few of you guys builds for a couple years and you most recent, I only play Arena even though most you guys builds are for Conquest but some have different builds I find useful in Arena and your Sustain Build is perfect, I used many others and they sucked in Arena but this one gives a great balance and I fond myself being the biggest threat on the team mid game, even though we lost none of them could 1 v 1 me not even their Guardian and I could escape without much damage before end game but we had a feeder on our team 👎
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Big Damage (34) | April 24, 2021 11:53am
I'm glad to hear you have been enjoying! Damn shame you had a feeder but there's always next game ;)
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Branmuffin17 (364) | April 20, 2021 1:29pm
Will await a full writeup (but I'll await the proper tuning of this god more).

Just for ease of reading without having to hover over the notes, suggest titling the various build boxes a bit better. For example, "Start 2 (Skip Starter)" and "Start 3 (Anti-Heal Starter)." Things like that.
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Big Damage (34) | April 20, 2021 2:23pm
Perhaps. Might have to be something to revise and add to all of my guides for consistency. I don't expect to keep all of these though, in the coming weeks I think there will be a solid build after seeing more pros play him and such.
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