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Size isn't Everything! - Ratatoskr Quick-Guide for Junglers and Solo Laners (S7, 7.1 preview)

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Powerful Chipmunk (Standard Jungle Build) Notes An Standard build for a jungle Ratatoskr. Everything you need: Cooldown, mana regen, hp, protections and power.

If available, sell Acorn of Yggdrasil to buy Heartseeker or Ancile late game after you buy the Elixir of Speed.

Build Item Acorn of Yggdrasil Acorn of Yggdrasil
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Stone Cutting Sword Stone Cutting Sword
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker

Start Notes You can also start with a T1 Acorn and Mace or Round Shield/ Enchanted Buckler.

Build Item Assassin's Blessing Assassin's Blessing
Build Item Acorn of Swiftness Acorn of Swiftness
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Core Items Notes Items that work VERY WELL with our little chipmunk so I wouldn't recommend you miss them on ANY build.

Basically, all builds should have these items!!!

Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Defensive Items Notes Items to give you some useful protections while jungling / ganking / teamfighting.

Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen

Offensive and Bruiser items options Notes Some are bruiser Items that provide power and defenses or other tank stats like HP ( Blackthorn Hammer). If you do Gladiator's Shield, consider replace it late game.

Build Item Masamune Masamune
Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield
Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Masamune Masamune
Build Item Runeforged Hammer Runeforged Hammer
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Stone Cutting Sword Stone Cutting Sword
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater

Little giant chipmunk (Early Pressure Build) Notes Shifter's shield provides a very good amount of damage for an early game and if you start to die, it provides some defenses.

You may also change the Void Shield into another defense like a magical defense if needed.

If available, sell Acorn of Yggdrasil to buy Heartseeker late game after you buy the Elixir of Speed.

Build Item Acorn of Yggdrasil Acorn of Yggdrasil
Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker

Glass Canon Chipmunk (Full power build) Notes Warning! With this build you can kill a lot at early and mid game but you will die a lot at late game and won't be able to do anything.

If possible, sell Acorn of Yggdrasil to buy Heartseeker late game after you buy the Elixir of Speed.

Build Item Acorn of Yggdrasil Acorn of Yggdrasil
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker

Anti Heal build Notes Build focusing in deny the enemy healing. Useful against huge lifesteals as Anubis or against healers as Aphrodite, Hel and others...

if the solo/support already have Pestilence or Contagion, build anything else.

Sell Acorn of Yggdrasil to buy Masamune late game after you have bought Elixir of Speed

Build Item Acorn of Yggdrasil Acorn of Yggdrasil
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Masamune Masamune

True Damage Rat Notes Build made to help you achieve true damage.

Sell Acorn of Yggdrasil to buy Heartseeker late game after you have bought Elixir of Speed.

Build Item Acorn of Yggdrasil Acorn of Yggdrasil
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Stone Cutting Sword Stone Cutting Sword
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker

Relics Notes See relics section in "Builds and Itemization" to know more about the relics.

Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem

Intro, Quick Infos and Quick Tips




Art by G-CAT (R.I.P)
My name is x MysTeRioN z, an majority Xbox Player but sometimes I play on PC too. I'm a Brazilian nice guy who likes to play FPS, Racing, Plataform and RPG games. I like to study and read when I'm not playing and I'm also studying to be a lawyer. I do love cute characters. My xbox gamertag is the same as here: x MysterioN z.


I'm here to crack nuts and pick flowers bring you this quick guide to play with Ratatoskr on solo lane and jungle. My objective here is be as quick as possible, so I don't want make a long guide (such as Love, find your mark!). 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.

So, Let's GO!!!!


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Pros and Cons

solo

Jungle



quick infos

Quick tips

Skills and Combos


Skills

Acorn of Yggdrasil
Type: Passive

Healing: 15 (+ 15% of your physical power)

Ratatoskr replaces boots with a powerful accorn from the tree of world. He can upgrade this acorn from anywhere and when fully upgraded, each time ratatoskr hits anything with a skill he is healed.

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 unities or hit an enemy god, what happen first. If he hits a god, the god are also slowed for 3 secs.

details


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


Flurry
Type: Area
Cooldown: 14 secs

Damage: 25/40/55/70/85 (+ 25% of your physical power)
Physical Protection Reduction: 2/3/4/5/6


Ratatoskr spins around himself in an area of 20 unities, doing damage and reducing enemy physical protections up to 4 times.

details


This skill reduces Dart's cooldown by 1 second


Acorn Blast
Type: Projectiles, Cone
Cooldown: 15 secs

Damage: 40/55/70/85/100 (+ 30% of your physical power) (per acorn)
Maximum Damage: 120/165/210/255/300 (+ 90% of your physical power)
Stun: 1 sec


Ratatoskr fire 3 acorns in a cone area each one dealing damage. Enemies hit by all 3 are also stunned for 1 sec.

details


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 (+ 70% of your physical power)


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

details



Skills Leveling Order

Although is write in each skill what should be prioritize, asked by the big muffin I will put the order here.

Solo

jungle



Skills Combos


Solo

jungle

How to play

How to play in Solo

solo

How to play in Jungle

jungle

Builds and Itemization



Before read this section, remember that Solo and Jungle builds are complete 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 of how you should build Rat properly, what your build must have to be decent and viable on a Ratatoskr.



how to build

Builds

In this section I tell you pros and cons of each build and for each situation each build were made for. If you wanna see comments about specific items on the builds, them go to the "Itemization" section.

Please don't forget to read the notes of each build, they have important comments ;)

solo

jungle

Builds have important things write on notes, don't forget to check it!!!!


Itemization

In this section I will see how some items works on Ratatoskr and their viability in a build to this "god".



Itemization

Relics

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

Solo

Jungle

Final Considerations


"Hey! Keep your eyes off my nuts!" - Ratatoskr

Art by Andantonius via DeviantArt

My conclusion is that Rat is working very good at solo lane (An A+ solo laner), and still a good character at jungle (an A to A+ jungler) and can be a very fun character to play in both roles.

Following the quick guide I posted here you will do a nice job with him in both roles.

Ratatoskr just want to ask to hirez...

If you have doubt about a solo rat, see this!

Check my other guides:




Art by Zennore via DeviantArt


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xmysterionz (49) | January 20, 2020 10:01am
Posting new builds for S7 waiting some feedback. The build text wasn't updated yet, just the builds
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Branmuffin17 (295) | January 20, 2020 11:28am
So right now, the main Jungle build I see is: Acorn of Yggdrasil, The Crusher, Stone Cutting Sword, Void Shield, Arondight, Pridwen, Heartseeker.

I think Crusher is a solid 2nd item. The AS will help with his camp clear when he's not using his abilities, and the flat pen is important early game.

I'm a bit less sure of Stone Cutting Sword in the 3rd spot. Yes, the MS is always appreciated...and yes, he can attack cancel between abilities and in those chances he can get maximum effectiveness from the item. That said, I think he might be better served with a bit of CDR here, or pure flat pen. I'm not saying this item is a bad choice, just that I think there might be better ones. Brawler's Beat Stick or Jotunn's Wrath come to mind as both have additional flat pen, or if you want to stack at that point, Transcendence.

I wonder how effective Void Shield will be in the mid-game...since the change from flat protection reduction to 15% protection reduction, it's not bad against any god at that point that has built at least 1 physical protection item, but if your main focus is to target the back-line squishies, I don't know that this is best at this point. It's absolutely an option, but not sure it's the best. You might even consider a pure defensive item, since that seems to be the trend since there's less flat pen (particularly on the magical defense side).

I've never used Arondight so you're best to identify how good it is in that position. I don't think Pridwen is as good of an option, though, when to that point you've only built a single protection item (Void...SCS doesn't quite count).

Heartseeker, of course, is a solid item no matter what, and it fits well in that last position.

Thoughts?
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xmysterionz (49) | January 21, 2020 4:56am
The Crusher is just the perfect early game item to him, every single stat helps Rat a lot.
Stone Cutting Sword can be useful because you will have the AS from Crusher and with Void losing flat pen I think you need to replace that flat pen with another item. Not sure if SCS will be the best option here, but the price for the MS, power pen+protc seems to worth anyway. This is something I can only tell with details when season arrives, but I do think this item will be a great option for rat now. Also, you don't need CDR that early on Rat. Usually your engages can only apply 1 combo so it's not that necessary, you can build for the ulti only though. I was thinking about switch SWS with Arondight but I'm not sure...

IMO, Void Shield will be a great mid game item because enemies will have decent pen vs squishes and tanks. It also brings power, good amount of physical protections (advantage vs the enemy jg and ADC as well the solo (usually)) and also HP, welcome on the assassin with the lowest HP pool.

Arondight brings insane amount of power and CDR for a reasonable price allied with a passive that is extremely useful when you jump on fight letting you get an additional burst damage to focus quickly a target then move to another one due the movespeed increase. Pridwen comes as the main CDR item, bringing protections + a shield (180 HP shield) when jumping on someone. It's very useful due the slow, the minor shield and CDR. If you switch it for another item, I recommend that you build a defense. I really doubt Rat will be good full power.

That's my initial thoughts, some of them I'm already sure about it, some of them I need see in practice on Jan 28th.
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GaseousClay (1) | July 29, 2019 2:04am
New to rat (only 3 games), so a stupid question.
How do I ult from 1st branch, haha. I put my "Circle" on target but I keep jumping to another branch -_-'

Also, wouldn't my combo to be in point blank range to hit w/ all 3 acorns for stun be 1,3,2 ? Or 4,3 . T
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xmysterionz (49) | July 29, 2019 6:22am
Hello Gaseous,
Well to jump from the current branch you are, just cancel your skill using The Right Mouse button. If you use your the left one he will jump to another one until you have jumped to all 3 branches.

About the combos, if you checked the combos sections in both jungle and solo, the combo you described is already listed. And yes, you should use 4 to apply the knockup, then 3 to apply the stun, then 2, the main source of damage and protection reduction, then 1 to apply the slow and keep your target closer to you and for last, finish with basic attacks. If you don't start with your ulti, then start with your 1 skill the combo and follow the same order.
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Vini_sds (8) | May 29, 2019 6:28am
Hey Myst. I think this is the first time I post in this guide.

Alright, some comments on the jungle builds.

1. Why do you level up Acorn Blast first? I always thought you should level up Flurry due to quick clear.

2. You list Transcendence in all your builds, but is it really necessary when Blackthorn Hammer is also being built? I mean, Rat is really mana hungry and the mana/power from Trans is really good, but I have been playing without Trans and I don't miss it.
My build usually goes: Jotunn's Wrath > Blackthorn Hammer > Void Shield > Ancile > Mantle of Discord/ Titan's Bane/ Brawler's Beat Stick. I don't sell Acorn of Yggdrasil unless extremely necessary.

Thoughts?
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xmysterionz (49) | May 29, 2019 10:53am
Hello ma friend, welcome to my guide.

Why Acorn Blast instead Flurry? Well, 'cause it applies more damage. Flurry at level 1 provides 100 base damage with 100% scalling which means 10 extra physical power and acorn blast provides 120 base damage with 90% scalling meaning an extra 9 damage. And the cooldown difference is just 1 sec.

Building Transcendence in a jugler is keep your power late game. As you know rat tend to fall off a bit late game and if you build trans you avoid a good part of this fall. I don't build it for the mana, I build it for the power, same for blackthorn, when I combine both I want the CDR and HP from it, not mana or the MP5 passive.

Your build is pretty ok. The acorn still useful late game and you usually don't need to sell it if you don't want. I just really recommend sell it if you built Soul Eater, because there are no reason to keep it late game if you have SE, so change it for Masamune
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Vini_sds (8) | May 29, 2019 11:27am
xmysterionz wrote:
Why Acorn Blast instead Flurry? Well, 'cause it applies more damage. Flurry at level 1 provides 100 base damage with 100% scalling which means 10 extra physical power and acorn blast provides 120 base damage with 90% scalling meaning an extra 9 damage. And the cooldown difference is just 1 sec.


Doesn't the protection reduction from Flurry make you deal more damage overall?

xmysterionz wrote:
Building Transcendence in a jugler is keep your power late game. As you know rat tend to fall off a bit late game and if you build trans you avoid a good part of this fall. I don't build it for the mana, I build it for the power, same for blackthorn, when I combine both I want the CDR and HP from it, not mana the passive.


Fair point.
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boogiebass (38) | March 23, 2019 9:09pm
Myst, check out this rat game I played. Hope you're proud of me!
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xmysterionz (49) | March 23, 2019 9:16pm
That's ma boy, you are learning. I hope you have used a lot of laughts and taunts too XD
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boogiebass (38) | March 23, 2019 9:32pm
xD I take it you didn't actually look at the link?
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xCudz (1) | March 11, 2019 10:22am
I love how in depth this guide is. Really helped me a lot. Just one question. Why a trans on damage build? Why not rush into a jotunns, then hydras, crusher, bloodforged, and maybe then a spirit robe for late game, then possible titans after you sell acorn?

Just curious because thats how I've been doing the high damage if I'm just trashing people.
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xmysterionz (49) | March 11, 2019 11:18am
First of all, hello xCudz, I'm glad that it helped you.

Now to your question: Why rush trans on a full damage build? By saying this, I'm assuming you are talking about my jungle "full damage build example", correct me if I'm wrong.

Why trans first? Well, you are a Ratatoskr so you won't miss any damage early game by doing trans. When it is finished, you will have a lot of mana, keeping you more time in the jungle, farming, and letting you use and abuse of your skills, plus, trans gives A LOT OF POWER when fully stacked, so you will become literally a beast mid game. Then I go to Hydra's to enhance the burst power and jotuns to get full cooldown. As said in the notes of this build, the objective is just build a full power rat, if you wanna some bruiser rat (that I personally recommend), you can check the other builds, including the standard build.

Your suggestions are also fine, although I would get TB before spirit robe.
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xCudz (1) | March 11, 2019 11:33am
I prefer the bruiser void + ancile build that you have, unless my team is just trashing people. I was just curious. Thanks!
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boogiebass (38) | February 25, 2019 9:49am
The hell? Why did i not upvote this? Upvoted.
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xmysterionz (49) | February 25, 2019 9:53am
'cause I'm not important to you ;-;
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boogiebass (38) | February 25, 2019 10:01am
Yea sorry, you aren't Gulfwulf
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xmysterionz (49) | February 4, 2019 6:37am
Comments below here are from Season 5 and above from Season 6. Updated to S6 Patch 6.1.
(I know that there are items missing in itemization/builds and they will be updated asap)

Edit: Everything is ok now and the guide is fully updated :)
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GT JFuzzyTBMS (1) | November 25, 2018 10:01am
Im Fairly new to smite(only level 30) so can someone tell me why theirs no boots, thanks
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Gary169 (7) | November 25, 2018 11:18am
Because the god is Ratatoskr. He uses Acorn of Yggdrasil instead of boots. Sort of like his unique ability.
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xmysterionz (49) | November 26, 2018 8:52am
And I really hope Hi Rez bring back his other nuts acorns. Why every god can have 4 boots options and rat only one? that's not fair >:(
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GT JFuzzyTBMS (1) | November 25, 2018 6:09pm
Ok, thanks
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Branmuffin17 (295) | November 19, 2018 12:36pm
Congrats on the new guide. Looks great. Some comments:
  • In your build example writeups, you may think about discussing the specific merits of your item choices in those examples. For instance, your 2 tank builds start with Breastplate of Valor, which is obviously for facing physical Solos...but the other part here is that you start out with high CDR, which might allow you to change your gameplay up a bit. But you don't talk about the early CDR at all. That's just one example.

    Other choices are definitely situational, but your Extreme example has both Pest for anti-heal, and Midgardian for anti-basic attack. Fine examples, but only if you're facing multiple basic attackers, for example, and the Support doesn't get Pest themselves.

  • Your Jungle alt build example 2 overcaps CDR...just FYI.

  • In your ability chapter, your blue grammar "This skill resets Dart cooldown in 1 second" makes it sound like you use the ability, and Dart becomes available in 1 second. Obviously that's not the case. The statement you want to use is "This skill reduces Dart's cooldown by 1 second."

  • Feel you should offer an example of skill leveling. It's fine that you describe in the writeup, but quick reference at the top is important.

  • Spoilers within spoilers don't work, unfortunately. Suggest getting rid of those as it just adds clutter.

  • Since Rat's strength is in early-mid, you may consider talking about trying to steal farm in those sections of the game. Would allow you to place some aggressive wards as well.
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xmysterionz (49) | November 21, 2018 7:31am
Okay, now that I'm on a PC I can properly reply you.

First of all, thanks to your feedback, it is always welcome. VER = "You rock!" or as Ratatoskr would say "You are stronger than I heard"!
  • About the build explanations I will redo it asap talking more specifically but I don't want to be long :p
  • About the farming, I will think where I can put it and what I can say about it.
  • And the rest I already did it.

Thanks to your feedback!
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xmysterionz (49) | November 19, 2018 4:58am
Finally it's over! It became longer than I intended but whatever, the important is that this guide finished.
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Kriega1 (90) | November 19, 2018 7:17am
Your solo final build example would actually be a decent jungle build.
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xmysterionz (49) | November 19, 2018 7:25am
Yep. I just prefer when I'm going to jungle get some extra power.
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