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Hishoku no Sora: Amaterasu Guide (S6)

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Smite God: Amaterasu

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Solo Support

Purchase Order

Final Build Notes Gladiator's Shield for Mantle of Discord in the Late Game

Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin

Starter Notes Mage's Blessing can be swapped out for Warrior's Blessing or Guardian's Blessing if you want to play more passively.

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Boots Boots
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing


Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Shield of Thorns Shield of Thorns
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings

Situational Items

Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Ancile Ancile

Additional Items

Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Hastened Katana Hastened Katana
Build Item Masamune Masamune

Amaterasu's Skill Order

Divine Presence

Divine Presence

1 X
2 8 11 12 14
Heavenly Reflection

Heavenly Reflection

2 A
1 3 6 7 10
Glorious Charge

Glorious Charge

3 B
4 15 16 18 19
Dazzling Offensive

Dazzling Offensive

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20

My Introduction

Kon'nichiwa, Stuke here for a new guide. This is a guide for the first Japanese Goddess and the first god of Season 3. I introduce Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami, also known as Amaterasu for short, and she brings the power from the Land of the Rising Sun with her.
Note: you don't have to follow this guide to the smallest detail, these are suggestions on how to play Amaterasu. I encourage you to look at the comment section below and see other suggestions.

Who is Amaterasu?

Amaterasu is a Physical, Melee, Warrior that excels at being in the thick of it with her amazing control and utility. With the right build, set-up, and positioning Amaterasu can be a dominating force in the match.

Pros / Cons

  • High Single and Area Damage
  • High Sustain
  • Stance Change
  • Old Guan Yu Ultimate

  • Moderate Early Game (Not Good but not Bad Either)
  • Cleanse hurt her badly
  • Wrong Stance = Death


After three successful hits on a single enemy god, that target gets a debuff that makes it easy for you and your allies to do more damage to that target and all enemies that are near them for a short duration if you keep hitting them.
This is Amaterasu’s Stance Swap and healing ability. Every time this ability is activated you get HoT, Healing over Time, plus something a little more. In Benevolence Stance you gain additional movement speed, while in Valor stance you get additional Physical Power. Since this ability is an Aura as well, your teammates get these benefits as well if they are close to her making some interesting team fights.
Your shield and clearing ability. When you activate this ability, you gain a shield that mitigates any damage you take for the duration and when the duration is up it fires a projectile. Now, this is where the ability becomes interesting after you give or taking damage, it charges the mirror and charging the mirror will increase the amount of damage the projectile does. You can also fire the projectile early by pressing the ability button again.
Your dash and silence. Amaterasu charges forward passing through any minion but stopping at the first enemy god she hit and silencing them for a duration. This can be a good initiation tool or escape if no one gets in the way when you try to escape.
A very beautiful and old ultimate for those who were around since the beta and when Guan Yu was a guardian. Amaterasu jumps and slashes three times dealing damage to whoever is in the cone of the attack. On the first strike it deals damage, on the second the damage is amplified, and on the third strike, the enemy is stunned for a couple of seconds.
Note: the combo will break if you miss or they manage to get out of the cone, so the stun or amped damage will not go off if they are out of it.

How to Build Amaterasu

What makes Amaterasu interesting is that she has this half and half support/solo playstyle even when she is better in the solo role for being able to pump out a massive amount of damage Late Game. Aura and ability damage is the best way to play her, and like most warriors get some protections too.

Tips, Tricks, & Combos

  • Aura is Your Greatest Weapon
    The benefits you give with Divine Presence can be what makes or breaks a fight or rotation.
  • Glorious Charge Everything
    If you're going against a god with a channeled ability like Thor or Anubis, you can use this ability to stop the channeling of that ability and force them to use another move, resort to auto attacks, or more simply run away if they haven't used up their escape because it's also silenced.
  • Stand Switch at the Right Time
    Being in the right stand can be the difference between kill or death, knowing which stand you need to be in at that moment and knowing how much time until you can switch it up again is the biggest factor to everyone on the team, not just Ama.

Akai Namida
This combo works best as an engagement set up as the last hit on your ult will stun which gives you a window of opportunity to hit them with your fully charged 2.

Stages of the Game

Early Game
Amaterasu's Early Game is not the best as the heal from her stance change will only heal for so much and her damage would be weak as well, but she can manage with her Heavenly Reflection and Glorious Charge to clear the lane. It's not the best clear but it's good for what she has.
Middle Game
This is when things start to change for Ama, she will now be bringing the damage and has the power to take down towers as you start to level up your stance ability.
Late Game
This is where Amaterasu becomes a serious threat. Her damage, passive auras, protections, and CC skyrocket as she now becomes the Hyper-Carry.


In conclusion, Amaterasu is a dangerous goddess in the warrior roster and could probably leave Bellona shaking in her Roman Sandals. Being a great supportive character or an amazing bruiser almost perfectly can make for an intense game. Also remember to keep in mind your stance, your ability cooldown, and to amount you can take, and you'll let the rising sun shine down on all at the Battlefield of the Gods

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Kriega1 (79) | May 30, 2019 1:44am
Why get glad Shield over beserkers on Ama solo? Beserkers is much better for sustain and she doesen’t have the best cooldowns to abuse glad Shield.
Stuke99 (42) | May 30, 2019 1:43pm
I feel like I should include an Auto-Attack build as well given how Ama is hybrid.
Maerlot | April 12, 2019 2:43pm
Thank you for updating the guide! Very useful.
Stuke99 (42) | April 13, 2019 5:09am
You're welcome.
SushiCat69 | March 5, 2018 7:25am
Hey! I was wondering the build order and the ability sequence for Ama. Nonetheless it’s a great guide full of detail.
TheGreatGC260 | December 14, 2017 5:32am
What is the ability sequence for this build?
Stuke99 (42) | December 14, 2017 6:45am
I'll fix it in the future with the rest of my guides.
Maerlot | April 12, 2019 2:48pm
Many thanks!
Charliezard | August 12, 2017 4:29pm
How come all of the item purchase order is missing and it's the same with Cu Chulainn as well.
Stuke99 (42) | August 12, 2017 4:41pm
Because in order to keep up with updates, I needed to get rid of the item and build section and replaced it with Example Builds to get the idea across of what to get on them. I have too many guides and stretched for time with college and work so this is the format I'm going with.
BillTheUnicornX | August 4, 2018 6:31am
It's a very good guide, but could you add some damage options that are currently in the meta game? Thanks!
ImperialKraken77 | June 8, 2017 12:02am
thank you
It's very useful
Pendragon66 | January 24, 2017 6:36pm
Great guide! Can't wait to see what changes happen in Season 4.
Toguinho | November 3, 2016 4:50pm
Very good guide!!
Barbagianzo | October 8, 2016 12:40am
Wonderful, I'm playing Amaterasu mainly in joust with a friend using Ymir. Before reading this I don't know what to do exactly, but now... Wohooooo! Charge, Ymir Frost, AA, ultimate, Ymir wall. The sun shine on ice! Really appreciate your work, thx. 👍
InsigniaEnvy | April 10, 2016 6:27pm
Being someone who mains Amaterasu i found this to be very helpful, though my style is complete offence. My way doesn't work, probably needless to say.
Devampi (89) | March 28, 2016 2:41am
It has to do with the stacking and the passives.

devourer gives more power instead attackspeed. Plus if you want to go for devourers gauntlet you are more vulnerable in the early stages of the game as you want to start stackign it as quickly as possible (so 1st 2nd or 3rd item) but as warrior you also want to have some defensive items pretty quickly to counter your lane opponent.

Also the difference between passive can make a big difference. devourer kinda has none while Soul Eater gives you back 1-20% HP which is a lot of HP for a warrior on max stacks (compared to a hunter) boosting your capability to tank
G00DANG (3) | March 27, 2016 1:17pm

How do you people think, does Devourer's Gauntlet work as an alternative to Soul Eater? I've been using the first one for some time, and it seemed to work great, but I started using the second one after reading this guide, and I'm now getting more mediocre, but more consistent good results. Any ideas on what's the reason for that? From what I can tell, with the Devourer's Gauntlet I could give out more damage to kill enemies so fast that they had no time to react, while with the Soul Eater I have a chance to survive if I can't do that. So I dunno which is better.

I use soul eater as outlined in the guide. She comes into her own when her attack speed increases, hitting hard, quickly, and having the ability to take a beating too. But its all personal preference, if you find the gloves work better for you then stick with that.
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