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Size isn't Everything! - A Complete Guide for Junglers and Solo Laners (Y11, 11.7)

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by xmysterionz updated July 21, 2024

Smite God: Ratatoskr

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Build Summary

Start (standard start example)

Notes Starndard start for the standard builds.

For more about starters, check their section.

Notes

Starndard start for the standard builds.

For more about starters, check their section.

Build Item Bumba's Dagger Bumba's Dagger
Build Item Nettle Acorn Nettle Acorn
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
2

Powerful Chipmunk (Non-crit power build)

Notes Classic Ability-based Ratatoskr. Good early game, great at mid-game, kinda ok at late.

Use auto-reset (1 basic between every skill you use) to maximize your burst power.

Brawler's Beat Stick is a powerful power spike that even if you don't have an enemy with strong lifesteal or healing, it's too good right now to not build. But if you prefer CDR, get jotun's as first item.

Get CDR totem (blue) on your buff until you finish hydra, then pick lifesteal (red).

Notes

Classic Ability-based Ratatoskr. Good early game, great at mid-game, kinda ok at late.

Use auto-reset (1 basic between every skill you use) to maximize your burst power.

Brawler's Beat Stick is a powerful power spike that even if you don't have an enemy with strong lifesteal or healing, it's too good right now to not build. But if you prefer CDR, get jotun's as first item.

Get CDR totem (blue) on your buff until you finish hydra, then pick lifesteal (red).

Build Item Bumba's Spear Bumba's Spear
Build Item Thistlethorn Acorn Thistlethorn Acorn
Build Item Jotunn's Vigor Jotunn's Vigor
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker

Ratatoskr's Skill Order Notes This level order was made for the first build using the Thistlethorn Acorn. Pls, check the "Skill Order" section for more info about leveling order and other options for the other Acorns.

Notes

This level order was made for the first build using the Thistlethorn Acorn. Pls, check the "Skill Order" section for more info about leveling order and other options for the other Acorns.

Dart

1 X Y
Dart
3 15 16 18 19

Flurry

2 A B
Flurry
1 8 11 12 14

Acorn Blast

3 B A
Acorn Blast
2 4 6 7 10

Through the Cosmos

4 Y X
Through the Cosmos
5 9 13 17 20
Dart
3 15 16 18 19

Dart

1 X
Ratatoskr dashes forward, damaging and slowing enemies for 3s. Dart pierces through minions and stops at the first god hit. Also, Dart's cooldown is reduced by 1s for each enemy god hit by Flurry or Acorn Blast.

Ability Type: Dash, Slow, Damage
Damage: 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Range: 55
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 14s
Flurry
1 8 11 12 14

Flurry

2 A
Ratatoskr spins around in a flurry of attacks, damaging nearby enemies and reducing their Physical Protections up to 4 times.

Ability Type: Circle, Debuff, Damage
Damage: 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 (+25% of your Physical Power)
Physical Protection Reduced Per Stack: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 per stack
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 14s
Acorn Blast
2 4 6 7 10

Acorn Blast

3 B
Ratatoskr shoots a blast of three acorns forward in a cone, each dealing damage. Enemies hit by multiple acorns take 40% less damage on each acorn, down to a minimum of 20% damage. Enemies hit by 3 acorns are stunned for 1s.

Ability Type: Cone, Stun, Damage
Damage: 70/90/110/130/150 (+55% of your Physical Power)
Range: 55
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 12s
Through the Cosmos
5 9 13 17 20

Through the Cosmos

4 Y
Ratatoskr charges up then leaps from the ground to a branch above his head. He may jump to 2 more branches before choosing a landing location. Upon landing he deals damage and Knocks up enemies. Through the Cosmos can be canceled or timed out from any of the branches, causing Ratatoskr to strike down at the current target location.

Ability Type: Circle, Knockup, Damage
Damage: 200 / 260 / 320 / 380 / 440 (+90% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 110 / 105 / 100 / 95 / 90s

Ratatoskr Threats

Tap each threat level to view Ratatoskr’s threats

Max
1
Major
2
Even
3
Minor
2
Tiny
1

Ratatoskr Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Ratatoskr’s synergies

Ideal
1
Strong
0
OK
0
Low
0
None
0

Extended Build

Nuke Bomb Chipmunk (Crit Build Example)

Notes Crit build focusing on bursting targets. It almost one-shot people with Dart and a basic attack. It has extremely high DPS and can make you a mini carry at late game. Tyhe downside is that your early is awful and mid-game is meh. It's very effective against squishy comps (few or no tanks at all).

Get Devoted Deathbringer as 4th item if you are ahead.

Get CDR totem (blue) on your buff until you finish hydra, then pick lifesteal (red).

Notes

Crit build focusing on bursting targets. It almost one-shot people with Dart and a basic attack. It has extremely high DPS and can make you a mini carry at late game. Tyhe downside is that your early is awful and mid-game is meh. It's very effective against squishy comps (few or no tanks at all).

Get Devoted Deathbringer as 4th item if you are ahead.

Get CDR totem (blue) on your buff until you finish hydra, then pick lifesteal (red).

Build Item Bumba's Spear Bumba's Spear
Build Item Bristlebush Acorn Bristlebush Acorn
Build Item Rage Rage
Build Item Fail-Not Fail-Not
Build Item Devoted Deathbringer Devoted Deathbringer
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge

Starter options

Notes Starters you may pick.
  • Manikin Hidden Blade - offers great burst damage when you are the one that hits first (nothing hard to do with your ulti/dash) but the base version IS TERRIBLE, so think twice if you want to suffer until late game.
  • Bumba's Spear - Standard start for your matches, offer great stats and great passive to help you one shot people.
  • Protector Of The Jungle - great start if you intend to go on a tanky build.
  • Seer Of The Jungle - great option only if you are with your friends in a call, so you can see the enemy wards and alert them. It has good stats so can be kinda helpful, but I do not recommend this if you are alone.

Notes

Starters you may pick.

  • Manikin Hidden Blade - offers great burst damage when you are the one that hits first (nothing hard to do with your ulti/dash) but the base version IS TERRIBLE, so think twice if you want to suffer until late game.
  • Bumba's Spear - Standard start for your matches, offer great stats and great passive to help you one shot people.
  • Protector Of The Jungle - great start if you intend to go on a tanky build.
  • Seer Of The Jungle - great option only if you are with your friends in a call, so you can see the enemy wards and alert them. It has good stats so can be kinda helpful, but I do not recommend this if you are alone.

Build Item Manikin Hidden Blade Manikin Hidden Blade
Build Item Bumba's Spear Bumba's Spear
Build Item Protector Of The Jungle Protector Of The Jungle
Build Item Seer Of The Jungle Seer Of The Jungle

Standard Good items

Notes Your item options for most of the games.
  • Titan's Bane - Pick if you need a lot of %pen and do not need the lifesteal
  • Hydra's Lament - Great damage option, offers cdr, power, pen, mana regen, everything you need.
  • Jotunn's Vigor - Great option for pen and cdr. Gives you a "fight for your life" passive when dying.
  • Serrated Edge - If you need a good amount of %pen + lifesteal, this is the item.
  • Heartseeker - Your option to melt tanks. Offers also good stats even against squishes, but pick for the tanks.
  • Bloodforge - Can be an option if you want power spike to snowball or at late game to increase your survivability.
  • Transcendence offers a lot of power and flat pen, great when you want to keep your pressure late game.
  • Runebreaking Hammer - great option since you can easily engage with a stun or knockup.

Notes

Your item options for most of the games.

  • Titan's Bane - Pick if you need a lot of %pen and do not need the lifesteal
  • Hydra's Lament - Great damage option, offers cdr, power, pen, mana regen, everything you need.
  • Jotunn's Vigor - Great option for pen and cdr. Gives you a "fight for your life" passive when dying.
  • Serrated Edge - If you need a good amount of %pen + lifesteal, this is the item.
  • Heartseeker - Your option to melt tanks. Offers also good stats even against squishes, but pick for the tanks.
  • Bloodforge - Can be an option if you want power spike to snowball or at late game to increase your survivability.
  • Transcendence offers a lot of power and flat pen, great when you want to keep your pressure late game.
  • Runebreaking Hammer - great option since you can easily engage with a stun or knockup.

Build Item Jotunn's Vigor Jotunn's Vigor
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Serrated Edge Serrated Edge
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Runebreaking Hammer Runebreaking Hammer

Crits

Notes If you want crit rat, choose 2 items from this pool. Only pick items from here if you know how crit rat works and got Bristlebush Acorn.
  • Devoted Deathbringer - Must buy on every crit build as your 5th or 6th item. OP Glyph, always get devoted.
  • Bladed Boomerang - It's cheap and does not need any stacks, great if you don't want to fall behind/is not stomping. However, you have to pick the drops to increase the crit chance to great levels.
  • Demon Blade - If you are needing Crit and %pen on your build, get this item. The attack speed is a minor bonus that is welcome.
  • Rage - combined with your acorn, this item when stacked gives a great amount of power and elevates the crit chance to a very high level.

Notes

If you want crit rat, choose 2 items from this pool. Only pick items from here if you know how crit rat works and got Bristlebush Acorn.

  • Devoted Deathbringer - Must buy on every crit build as your 5th or 6th item. OP Glyph, always get devoted.
  • Bladed Boomerang - It's cheap and does not need any stacks, great if you don't want to fall behind/is not stomping. However, you have to pick the drops to increase the crit chance to great levels.
  • Demon Blade - If you are needing Crit and %pen on your build, get this item. The attack speed is a minor bonus that is welcome.
  • Rage - combined with your acorn, this item when stacked gives a great amount of power and elevates the crit chance to a very high level.

Build Item Devoted Deathbringer Devoted Deathbringer
Build Item Demon Blade Demon Blade
Build Item Rage Rage
Build Item Bladed Boomerang Bladed Boomerang

Situational Items

Notes Items you will want only in some specific situations.
  • Brawler's Beat Stick - is only useful against lifesteal/healing enemies, and only if you didn't get crits and glyphed DB on your build (that also reduces shields). Has power and great flat pen, but the passive is trash.
  • Thickbark Acorn - Is your best option if you are not going on a full power build (tank/bruiser builds). Not so good on builds without defenses.
  • Arondight - Great if you are having trouble to reach/keep up with someone after ulting.
  • The Crusher - Gives you tick damages after hitting abilities on the enemy allowing you briefly see where a stealth target is trying to run/break the stealth.
  • Shifter's Shield - Busted defensive item that should allow you to engage well and then get some defense to help vs burst gods.

Notes

Items you will want only in some specific situations.

  • Brawler's Beat Stick - is only useful against lifesteal/healing enemies, and only if you didn't get crits and glyphed DB on your build (that also reduces shields). Has power and great flat pen, but the passive is trash.
  • Thickbark Acorn - Is your best option if you are not going on a full power build (tank/bruiser builds). Not so good on builds without defenses.
  • Arondight - Great if you are having trouble to reach/keep up with someone after ulting.
  • The Crusher - Gives you tick damages after hitting abilities on the enemy allowing you briefly see where a stealth target is trying to run/break the stealth.
  • Shifter's Shield - Busted defensive item that should allow you to engage well and then get some defense to help vs burst gods.

Build Item Thickbark Acorn Thickbark Acorn
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield

Relics

Notes Relic options for your game. Check the "relics" section to know more about the relics. But basically:
  • Blink to be aggressive.
  • Beads or Aegis to be defensive.
  • Wing Shard if you intend to be aggressive in early fights and Golden Shard if you intend to farm more than fight.

Notes

Relic options for your game. Check the "relics" section to know more about the relics. But basically:

  • Blink to be aggressive.
  • Beads or Aegis to be defensive.
  • Wing Shard if you intend to be aggressive in early fights and Golden Shard if you intend to farm more than fight.

Build Item Temporal Beads Temporal Beads
Build Item Aegis of Acceleration Aegis of Acceleration
Build Item Scorching Blink Rune Scorching Blink Rune
Build Item Wing Shard Wing Shard
Build Item Golden Shard Golden Shard

Introduction



Art by Hadassa
My name is x MysTeRioN z, a majority Xbox Player but sometimes I play on PC too. I'm a Brazilian nice guy who likes to play FPS, Racing, Platform and RPG games. I like to study and read when I'm not playing and I'm also studying to be a lawyer. My xbox gamertag is the same as here: x MysterioN z.


I'm here to crack nuts and pick flowers bring you this guide to play with Ratatoskr on solo lane and jungle. My objective here is to tell every single detail about rat and his gameplay and create a giant and informative guide (such as my Love, find your mark! ).

Art by Mrahart via DeviantArt

"Hey, keep your eyes off my nuts" - Ratatoskr


I want to tell you everything you need to know about this cute little guy so you can play with him in solo or jungle. I personally love this character because he is fun, funny, and has the best VP and personality on the entire Smite and whoever disagrees is wrong >:( !!!

Anyway, as his Eager Skin would say, LEEET'S GOOO!!!!!

Stats


General
Health: 420 (+73)
Mana: 240 (+41)
Speed: 375 (+0)
Range: 12 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 1 (+2%)
Regen
HP5: 9 (+0.7)
MP5: 4.6 (+0.46)
Protection
Magical: 23 (+1.3)
Physical: 12 (+3)
Basic Attack
Damage: 39 (+ 2.25)
(+ 100% of Physical Power)
Progression:
1/0.5/0.5/1.25x (AoE in last hit)

Pros and Cons



Jungle

Pros
  1. Excellent early/mid-game
  2. Extreme oppressive when ahead
  3. Excellent chase potential
  4. Excellent self setup
  5. Great Burst
  6. Easy to play (and stomp)
  7. Cutest god of all the game
Art by vangel4e via DeviantArt
Cons
  1. Very squishy
  2. 1 less item on your build
  3. Very hard to build
  4. Damage fall a bit at late game
  5. Mana hungry at early game
  6. A lot of Nerfs
  7. Can be annoying sometimes :p
In other few words...
RATATOSKR STRENGTHS ARE that he's easy to play, can stomp and get ahead because he has a great self setup which means he usually does not need anything from anyone to 1 v 1 during lane phase, being capable of burst people fairly quickly and when ahead is extremely oppressive with the semi global ulti to engage or chase people. He is also cute. ON THE OTHER HAND, he is very hard to build because the acorn takes a slot from your build, so you have to deal against 5 people using only 4 slots. To get worse he is extremely squishy becoming very hard to do anything late game by yourself even you can 1 v 1 due to a lot of nerfs he received.



Solo

Pros
  1. High damage early game
  2. Extremely oppressive against squishes/low pressure gods
  3. Great wave clear and poke
  4. Complete kit for solo
  5. Can tank and yet hurt a lot
  6. Great chase/escape potential
  7. Cutest god of all the game 2.0
Art by JT via DeviantArt
Cons
  1. Can't tank well without
    losing a lot of damage
  2. 1 less item on your build
  3. Very hard to build
  4. Damage fall at late game
  5. Very mana hungry early
  6. Nerfs, nerfs and nerfs... 2.0
  7. Can be easily snowballed
In other few words...
RATATOSKR STRENGTHS ARE that he's easy to play, can stomp and get ahead fairly easy on solo if you are not facing the top meta picks or gods with insane early pressure as Hades. Once ahead he can totally dominate and snowball the solo, especially against physical enemies and even though he's an assassin, he still capable of frontlining due to his complete kit with CC and debuffs. He is also cute. ON THE OTHER HAND, he still an assassin, so he won't tank as much as guardian or warrior and if the enemy puts you behind, since you are an assassin, made to deal damage, you probably will stay behind, plus the build problem remains with 1 less item, making it even harder to build on solo since the builds are usually more complex than jungle (that is usually only deal burst damage).



Abilities



Acorn of Yggdrasil
Type: Passive

Type: Self Buff

Ratatoskr replaces boots with powerful acorns from the tree of the world. He can upgrade these acorns from anywhere.

details

Obs.: You need to stop moving to upgrade it.


Dart
Type: Dash
Cooldown: 14 secs

Damage: 70/105/140/175/210 (+ 70% of your physical power)
Slow: 20/25/30/35/40%


Ratatoskr go ahead dashing forward passing through minions and stopping after traveled 55 units or hit an enemy god, what happens first. If he hits a god, the god is also slowed for 3 secs. If you have Bristlebush Acorn this skill deals 35% more damage and can critically strike.

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Each time the other skills successfully hits an enemy, the Dart cooldown is reduced by 1 sec.


Flurry
Type: Area
Cooldown: 14 secs

Damage: 25/40/55/70/85 (+ 25% of your physical power)
Maximum Damage: 100/160/220/280/340 (+ 100% of your physical power)
Maximum Physical Protection Reduction: 8/12/16/20/24 flat pen


Ratatoskr spins around himself in an area of 20 unities, doing damage and reducing enemy physical protection up to 4 times. If you have Thickbark Acorn this skill also steals those reduced protections and has 2 charges.

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This skill reduces Dart's cooldown by 1 second


Acorn Blast
Type: Projectiles, Cone
Cooldown: 12 secs

Damage: 70/90/110/130/150 (+55% of your Physical Power) (per acorn)
Maximum Damage: 126/162/198/234/270 (+ 99% of your physical power)
Stun: 1 sec


Ratatoskr fire 3 acorns in a cone area, each one dealing damage. Each acorn that hits the same target after the first deal 40% less damage, down to a minimum of 20%. Enemies hit by 3 acorns are stunned for 1 sec. If you build Thistlethorn Acorn then this ability fires 5 acorns in the same area.

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This skill reduces Dart's cooldown by 1 second


Through the Cosmos
Type: Ground Target
Cooldown: 110–90 secs

Damage: 200/260/320/380/440 (+ 90% of your physical power)


Ratatoskr chargers up and jump in a branch of the tree of the world. He can jump in more 2 branches and then choose a land location. Rat can stay 5 secs on the branches, resetting 3 secs for each jump he does. When landing, rat does damage and knocks up all enemies in the area. You can also cancel this skill to jump to the current location (or when it times out) and if it is an invalid location, rat will land in the last valid location.

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Leveling Order


By Lunad Via DeviantArt
Common for all acorns

Thistlethorn Acorn

Bristlebush Acorn

Evergreen/Thickbark Acorn

Combos


Combos for each acorn


By missheythere Via DeviantArt
Thistlethorn Acorn

Bristlebush Acorn

Evergreen/Thickbark Acorn


How to play

How to play in Solo

solo

How to play in Jungle

jungle


Tips to your match

  • Your job as solo is now to start fights, tank a little, force some relics of the squishes and help your team get kills. You are NOT supposed to be a total tank and frontline in a team fight, a meat shield.

  • You may also hold your ultimate in case of ganks (if solo), or hotter situations, 'cause you can really save yourself. I strongly recommend you build CDR in all rat builds.

  • If solo, you can be aggressive and push your lane against your enemy tower and if you see yourself in trouble just retreat using your ultimate or Dart. By doing this, you will force your enemy solo to stay near the tower more than the normal, lowering the possibilities of the gank/help other lanes and making him lose some money.

  • If you have ever played Ratatoskr solo you probably know that Evergreen Acorn is the best choice by far for early sustain. However, ratatoskr CAN SELL the acorn and buy another one, so if you are playing solo, maybe switching the evergreen for Thickbark Acorn (that's better late game on teamfights) is a good thing. Plus if you were healing a lot the enemy made antihealing but now you are tankier and reducing twice their protections and stealing those for you, they are probably not ready for that :v
Art by nahiti via FurAffinity
  • Help people whenever is possible. Remember you have Through the Cosmos, one of the best ultimates in the game, so USE IT.

  • No matter which acorn/build you have, it's part of ratatoskr gameplay:
    1. Strong early-game (after level 2 or 3)
    2. Very Strong mid-game
    3. Okish (mediocre) late-game
    Why? Well because once you have unlocked your acorn and abilities, they have a lot of CC/utility and damage, so when facing 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 1 on a gank it's extremely easy to you get a kill, but at late game, you have 5 man teamfights so you have to worry about multiple threats plus you are really squishy, any cc can be a sentence of death when jungling and on solo although you may die that quickly, you still lacking the extra HP/Prots warriors and guardians natively have.

Warding



what are these points?

Acornization



Acorns! Humm yummy!



Understanding each Acorn

Now I will talk about each rat acorn so you can understand each one and choose the best option for your match.



Evergreen Acorn
This acorn is made for sustain. Whenever you need to heal yourself a lot during fights this is the acorn. Due to the %HP healing it works better in a bruiser/tank build and can be combined with Soul Eater for insane regen. On solo, it is a particularly effective way to compete with your enemy in sustain, especially if he doesn't have any sustain at all or can heal only on ultimate, but it cannot outhealing gods with a standard healing ability. It doesn't shine as much as the other option, discussed later, so it feels kind of a meme most of the time.
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Thickbark Acorn
This acorn is made for tank/bruiser builds. It steals physical protections, which means anything in the game deals less damage to you (including your enemy if he is also physical) and you do more damage to them too. Usually, the standard option for solo and support because you heal yourself a bit but can deal good damage while tank due the protections stole. You actually can use it in jg since Flurry is the skill that normally hits harder in your kit plus you have 2 charges meaning double damage. However, it is only useful on bruiser builds because you do have to spend a lot of time using 2 flurries and if you are purely power you can die for a combo doing that (plus there's already an acorn to burst damage that I will talk next). Remember that you can always switch Evergreen Acorn into this one late game if you have built it during the early game for sustain.
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Thistlethorn Acorn
This acorn is the most traditional Ratatoskr (before this last rework). It allows rat deal good damage using only his skills and auto-resets. This falls a bit at late game but you may still capable of 100-0 a squishy target most of the time. This one is better the end of the early game, mid, and the start of late game when compared with the crit one, exactly the opposite. Pretty standard option for the jungle and burst damage in general.
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Bristlebush Acorn
This acorn is also made for burst power. If you are facing multiple squishes or just want to blow the enemies very quickly, this can be an option. It provides a giant burst with crits and although rat is not a basic attacker he can use the crits well due to Dart being able to crit with this acorn, plus the increased damage on basic attacks and extra lifesteal, doing massive damage with 2 buttons (almost an Anubis). If you get ahead, you are totally unstoppable, capable of dpsing as much as an ADC.
However, keep in mind it's a totally mid-late game build. Early game/mid game it's a full gambling since you are throwing yourself in front of the enemy to kill or be killed, and you literally can't count with the crit hit on Dart due to the low crit chance, so it is very risky and kind of meme to be built sometimes, and since the Thistlethorn Acorn exists, that has a bit less burst but is consistent basically throughout the entire course of the game, so crits usually aren't the best option.
Also remember Spectral Armor exists, protecting even squishes against crits, so yeah, very risky but very fun and funny.

Builds



Before reading this section, remember that Solo and Jungle builds are completely different and your playstyle will also be completely different too, so, don't forget to click on the "Solo build" button on the top right near the "Newest gods part" ;).



How to Build

Now I will talk about how you should build Rat properly, what your build must have to be decent and viable on a Ratatoskr.



how to build

Builds

jungle

solo


Relics


Relics

Here are the relics you may use and my thoughts about them.

Solo

Jungle


Random Facts


  • Ratatoskr was released at SMITE Version 2.7.2766 (June 2, 2015) (Season 2)

  • This guide name is based on a Ratatoskr line when he destroys a Structure.

  • Ratatoskr is the smallest playable god in SMITE.

  • Ratatoskr had 4 different acorns at his launch, each one doing something different (opening a lot of possibilities of builds).

  • All Ratatoskr skills were balanced/modified when he was reworked at patch 3.9.3413 (Season 3) (May 24, 2016).

  • Ratatoskr is mentioned in INCREDIBLE 24 different patches, where ONLY 2 WERE BUFFS. The rest of the patches were bug fixes, reworks, and nerfs after nerfs. (And yet he is NOT WEAK!)
Art by TheYaminoTenshi via FurAffinity
  • Ratatoskr used to be able to use, incredibly, 6 dashes of 35 unities when he was launch using Dart. Every dash could fire lightnings that were able to crit, allowing ratatoskr to deal almost 8k damage with this skill against squishy comps. That's 1 skill, you had other 3 :p.
Art by Hirez via Smitegame
  • Rat (along with Bellona, Baron Samedi and Guan Yu) is considered one of the most overpowered gods ever launched on this game.

  • Ratatoskr first rework was a mistake because it removed his other acorns keeping only one as a single option and his kit became a " Thor but better", until Thor, at patch 6.8.5557.1 (July 24, 2019) received major buffs and a slight rework on his 3, then Thor became a " Ratatoskr but better". At least Rat was always more fun/funny than Thor.

  • Ratatoskr received since his launch 35, I repeat, THIRTY FIVE nerfs and ONLY 4 buffs in all patches he is mentioned (not considering PTS changes). Ironically, 2 of these buffs were directly reverting previous nerfs.

  • Ratatoskr is a Tree Squirrel. (I guess)

  • The skin "Squirrel Squad" could have been based on the character Rocky the Flying Squirrel from the American cartoon The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.
  • The Curious Creature, his the best skin, is a reference to the Disney movie Zootopia. This skin was based on A Fanart made by Ena Lorenzo, who works at Alacrity Arthouse, and made a draw called "Smetitopia", honestly, best skin theme ever. Both this skin and Heavy Hitter Anubis are in the card art of Geek Beak Thoth skin, which shares its theme with both.
  • The name "Ragnatoskr" is a mix between the word "Ragnarok" and "Ratatoskr". As you see, he wears a costume of Fenrir, the bringer of Ragnarok. Rat shouts a lot in this skin Voice Pack so it might be a bit annoying during a stressful game.

  • Kitsune was the first skin where Rat is not a Squirrel, instead, he is a Fox. This is the first time a Ratatoskr skin with a custom VP doesn't mention nuts and it's also one of the few skins in the game to use cell shading (those black lines around the body) (which also made it kinda "ugly"). It also has 2 recolors, Kage (Shadow in Japanese) and Zenko. By having all the 3 you automatically unlock a 3rd recolor "Final Fusion" skin. Although they are all recolors of Kitsune, each skin has its own voice pack.
Art by Drink-Eggnog via ArtStation
  • Curious Creature used to be one of the banned skins of SPL along with Kitsune + its recolors, probably due to low sound on some abilities, especially the Ulti. However, at Season 7 HR fixed it and all these skins were allowed again.
Art by Jagoda Duda via ArtStation
  • Rat also has one of the most annoying laughs in the game. His Standard VP is also pretty damn good, better than a lot of Standard VP and better than a lot of skins...Including Curious Creature.

  • Ratatoskr dance is based on "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Born This Way" (At 0:53) from their 3rd movie (I do hate that movie, they should have made it based on "How we Roll" from the first movie. Even the music would fit him better).

  • Ratatoskr received a second rework on patch 7.7 (July 14th, 2020) "bringing back" his acorns. They didn't come back as they were but after this patch, he was allowed to choose between 4 acorn options again, each one with a different passive and stats.
  • Ratatoskr tail always glowed according to the color of the acorn he was holding. During his first rework, as he only had 1 blue acorn option, his tail remained blue. However, at launch/after his 2nd rework, with each acorn having 1 color, his tail changes the color according to the acorn you have.
  • After 2nd rework, they added a acorn near ratatoskr for a dumb reason. In their words: "it should help people see which acorn ratatoskr has and find the best way to fight against him". Apparently, they think that we can't press the score button (TAB on PC) to see it :p

  • Ratatoskr is one of the few characters in the game that ACTUALLY IS NOT A GOD. Other examples are Scylla, Medusa, King Arthur, Merlin...

  • Ratatoskr along with Baba Yaga and Baron Samedi are currently the only gods who can build special items from either abilities or item store that no other god can own by default.

  • On his festive Skin, Rat is dressed like Rudolph. He also seems to sing when saying his "Ultimate is ready/down" line. This skin has the calmest voice lines of all ratatoskr skins.
Art by livesinabag
  • Ratatoskr Deep Space skin is the first skin he is not an animal and one of the worst skins in the game.

  • Ratatoskr, Cupid and Ne Zha are the only male gods voiced by a woman.
Art by Simibutts via FurAffinity
  • Ratatoskr is one of the few gods in the game that is a complete animal (Egyptian gods are most part made by a head of an animal and a human (humanized) body). Other examples are Kukulkan, Camazotz, Jormungandr, Fenrir...

  • Ratatoskr Raxolotl (the skin on the picture) is the first skin where Ratatoskr is not a mammal. In April of 2020, the Smite main Twitter account conducted a poll to decide which species this skin would be based on. The choices were between a red panda, an otter, a cat, and an axolotl.

  • Ratatoskr Raxolotl on the full card art shows Kuzenbo and his kappas minions, Cove Queen Nu Wa and Poolseidon Poseidon in the background. This was the second skin of ratatoskr that is not a squirrel.
  • Ratatoskr along with Chang'e and Gilgamesh are the only gods who can obtain certain items from anywhere on the current game mode being played.

  • If you search for Ratatoskr images, select one, and see the "similar results", you will see the algorithm thinks Ratatoskr is Gnar from league of legends. This picture explains why (Art by miyuu490 via DeviantArt). Do I need to say anything else?

Remember what rat says!

Ratatoskr just want to ask to hirez...

If you have any doubt that rat can do any role, watch this!


Final Considerations



"I'm here to crack nuts and pick flowers and I'm all outta flowers!"


Best skin ever

My final considerations are that he is incredibly fun/funny to play and is extremely versitile, allowing you to have a different game everytime you play a match.
He can be an excellent jungler, ultra fun to play with and a real solo laner that is inferior in 0 aspects to warriors.

If you follow the tips and ideas posted here, I'm 100% sure you will dominate the battlefield and he will become your favorite god to play with!!!

Special thanks to:
  • KunehoKun for the art on the headers.
  • All the artists and their artworks used here.
  • Everyone from Smitefire that posted a comment helping to build this guide throughout the years, luv you all :3

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Art by Zennore via DeviantArt
and Bomine via Artstation


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luftt | July 18, 2024 11:34am
update? TT
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xmysterionz (71) | July 21, 2024 8:56am
As ratatoskr says, "En... route, haha!"
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xmysterionz (71) | February 13, 2024 5:57am
Updated to Year 11.1.
Comments below this one are from Year 10 and above from Year 11.
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Turtlesaregud | February 22, 2024 10:08am
Mhmhmhmhmhm I like crit rat best all the way but they stole my green deathrbinger
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xmysterionz (71) | March 23, 2024 1:18pm
Tbh before the nerfs, the new one was even better, even more burst. But now, yeah, I miss that too. You still can get anti healing on hydra slot but no good anti shield anymore u.u
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Jankerz | November 4, 2023 8:23pm
Awesome!
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xmysterionz (71) | November 4, 2023 8:43pm
Thank you :3
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JustMiles | October 18, 2023 10:33pm
What do you think about items like Dawnbringer or Runeforged Hammer?
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xmysterionz (71) | October 19, 2023 4:09pm
They are ok items tbh but rat problem is that acorn take a slot, so everything you must do, you need to do it in 5 slots. Usually, it's barely enough so I can't see you fitting those items on a jungler build. On solo, it's easier and they can work after you already own your protections.

Note that runeforge is meh without the glyphs, and I'm not sure if you should kill a pridwen/breastplate glyph for it.
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Kriega1 (143) | October 20, 2023 3:14pm
I've seen Runeforge perform decently for him in Jungle lately
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DV-8 (35) | September 11, 2023 7:00am
Soul Eater is a good item for him. I don't see it listed anywhere.
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xmysterionz (71) | September 11, 2023 7:49am
It could be a good item if you didn't have to deal with 4 slots only.

On jungle I'd pick Jotunn's Vigor since it's as cheap as SE but does not need any stack and offers 10% extra CDR and tbh I don't think you need sustain when in jungle because you simply explode people and get out. On a crit build is even pointless because dart + red acorn and serrated already offers plenty of lifesteal. It could be relatively useful if you get the bruiser build in jungle if you pick as 1st item.

On solo it would be very decent but simply there's not a slot to fit it in. If you do, you will have only 3 slots to become tank + counter the enemy. So it's much safer just pick sigil that offers healing on hit combined with your "tank" acorns, plus the healing is based on your hp, much better for a tank than based on damage.

It is useful in very niche situations, I could add as a situational, but I'm really sure you are better serverd with other item 98% of the times.
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DV-8 (35) | September 11, 2023 10:10am
I can definitely understand the reasoning behind Jotunn's Wrath over Soul Eater. However, I still think it deserves some merit for the better sustain at a cheaper price point.
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Yeet Almighty | August 15, 2023 10:46am
Where would you put Hun Bats in terms of threat/do you have any tips for him as a counter? I seem to have a lot of trouble with him
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xmysterionz (71) | August 15, 2023 4:43pm
Hun Batz is a minor threat, in fact he is not a threat, Fear No Evil is the only threat he is to you. Grab Purification Beads and try to use it a mile second before the ult stars, so you can avoid losing target on him during the fight (because fear forces you to turn your back to him). Not too early but not too late.

You are a threat since you get your acorn, especially Thistlethorn Acorn, but he needs some 3 items to really start bursting, so you should be aggressive early game. Late game, you can chase him if he escapes with his jump, but the ideal scenario is to burst him immediately on a fight with your stun + auto resets and of course hold your beads for him.

If you aren't able to hold your beads, Magi's Cloak (the bubble) is something to be considered, the cloak for his team, your beads to him. And I also suggest you upgrade the beads ASAP to reduce its cdr (T2 beads is only 300 gold) if he is using the ulti on you a lot.
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Branmuffin17 (395) | August 15, 2023 11:40am
Could you describe your typical interactions with Hun while you're Rat? Is it mainly his ult where you end up having the biggest problems? Is it more early-game jungle, mid-game smaller fights or late-game full teamfights?

HB has a slow in his leap, and obviously the fear in his ult. That ult has a long CD. Obviously it can still outwork your beads, but otherwise, you have a lot of more readily available CC in your kit. If he closes distance with either leap or monkey, you have the immediate capability of stunning him with your acorns. Your dash and his leap sort of cancel each other out with regard to distance, so perhaps it's more of an initiation thing...who is determining the interaction? If you're reacting to him because you're intimidated / he's ahead, there's only so much you can do maybe.
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Yeet Almighty | August 15, 2023 11:47am
I think my problem was getting blink instead of beads starting the match. I just played a conquest against him, grabbed beads first, and had no issue with him. Thanks for the tip!
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Yeet Almighty | April 1, 2023 12:19pm
I want to +rep you so bad, but i can't break the 69...
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xmysterionz (71) | April 2, 2023 8:36pm
Fair enough. But you can upvote my guides instead :3
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Yeet Almighty | April 12, 2023 11:20pm
xmysterionz wrote:
Fair enough. But you can upvote my guides instead :3

I do! They are good guides
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Branmuffin17 (395) | April 2, 2023 10:01am
LOL fair reason.
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xmysterionz (71) | January 29, 2023 7:09am
Updating the guide Slowly to Year 10.
Comments below this one are from Season 9 and above from Year 10.
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Lennert2803 | September 26, 2022 9:46am
Cool build!
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xmysterionz (71) | September 26, 2022 1:34pm
Thank you :3
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Tyranthrxus | June 10, 2022 10:21pm
I swear that Nuke Build is gonna be broken once Acorn Blast and TTC gets buffed
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xmysterionz (71) | June 11, 2022 8:35am
I'd bet the first build is the one that is going to get significant better late game, but I hope you are right too because nuke rat is so fun :3
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Kriega1 (143) | June 11, 2022 8:28am
Strongest lategame Rat build imo is Bruiser/Tanky Rat with Thickbark and Bumba's Hammer.
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Tyranthrxus | June 11, 2022 9:56am
I'll have to try that!
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xmysterionz (71) | February 3, 2022 9:21am
It's a long guide, I'm still working to update the texts, but the builds are already updated. Guide fully updated!!
Comments below this are from Season 8 and the ones above from Season 9!
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ZarrentheFolf | November 30, 2021 6:31am
i love this
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xmysterionz (71) | December 4, 2021 4:54am
:3
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