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Skadi 6.2 ADC

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Smite God: Skadi

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Starter Notes This is a standard effective build that plays well into Skadis strengths

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Morningstar Morningstar
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Core Items

Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi

Situational

Build Item Runeforged Hammer Runeforged Hammer
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater
Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick

Example Late Game Build

Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed

Skadi's Skill Order

Piercing Cold

Piercing Cold

1 X
1 4 6 7 10
Rune Of The Hunt

Rune Of The Hunt

2 A
3 8 11 12 13
Permafrost

Permafrost

3 B
2 15 16 18 19
Winter's Grasp

Winter's Grasp

4 Y
5 9 14 17 20
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Skadi' Threats

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How to play Skadi with this build

This Skadi build entirely revolves around power, maximising the damage of Skadis abilities and kaldrs attacks.

Skadi is very good in both team fights and 1v1s due to kaldr, essentially allowing Skadi to either do 2x damage to one target, or attack 2 complete separate targets simultaneously.

Kaldr

kaldr is what makes Skadi so good, no other hunter has a pet like kaldr, he is very useful in his abilities to both do lots of damage, and protect Skadi by blocking incoming basic attacks, being able to block up to 10 basics with the use of Skadis ultimate

Threats

Xbalanque Freya Izanami all pose major threats Skadi because they all share a common trait: basic attack that do not stop upon hitting minions, this can be devastating to Skadi as it removes the ability of kaldr to effectively block incoming attacks

Abilities

Passive - Kaldr, The Winter Wolf

Kaldr is the most unique part of Skadis kit, he is unique to her and no other god has anything that acts quite like kaldr. Kaldr can be controlled by Skadi who can select when and who kaldr attacks at any time. Kaldr has 5 health, each health point corresponding to 1 ability or basic attack from an enemy god, or 5 attacks from minions.
Kaldr is always active, even when no points are put into the ability.

Ability 1 - Piercing Cold

This is Skadis primary damaging ability, being her primary wave clear and thus the first ability that will want to be maxed to level 5. Other than damage, Piercing Cold has additional effects, firstly it slows enemies hit by it, and secondly it doubles the damage of Kaldrs basic attacks, meaning that late game with Piercing Cold actiive, kaldr can do hits for 160% of Skadis basic attack

Ability 2 - Rune Of The Hunt

This is the ability that Skadi uses to control Kaldr, allowing Skadi to pick who Kaldr attacks, every other level it gains a new ability and increases the damage of Kaldrs basic attacks
At level 1 - Kaldr gains a dash attack, at level 5 this reaches 130% of Skadis basic attack as damage
At level 3 - Kaldrs kills heal him, self explanatory, allows kaldr to heal quicker while being used by Skadi
At level 5 - Kaldrs attack speed up Skadis movement speed by 10%, allowing skadi to be more mobile in fights and more easily dodge other hunters basic attacks

Ability 3 - Permafrost

This is a circle ability that grows in size and damage with every level, its unique effect is that enemy gods that step onto the ice lose control of their movement, continuing in the direction of initial travel, this can make for some amusing plays in choke points, causing gods to endlessly slide over it, constantly rebounding off walls. Stepping on the ice will also increase Skadis movement speed

Ultimate Ability - Winter's Grasp

When used, Skadis ultimate create rings around both Skadi and Kaldr, that damage all enemies in their range over time for 4 seconds, Gods caught in the rings when first used will be rooted also

Important things to note about Kaldr, and common misconceptions

1. Kaldrs attack speed is 50% of Skadis, it is not fixed
2. Kaldr is not affect by items that affect basic attacks, such as The Executioner and Hydra's Lament
3. Kaldr is NOT affected by Crit, DON'T build it

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Kriega1 (71) | March 16, 2019 2:40pm
Your example lategame build has both executioner and titan's bane but I feel this is a massive waste as you're building it without Qin's Sais.
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Kriega1 (71) | March 12, 2019 11:18am
You list toxic blade as situational, but no Brawler's Beat Stick? An item Skadi makes better use of as an ability based hunter?
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Gulfwulf (54) | March 12, 2019 2:30pm
I'd go with brawlers over toxic blade personally.
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Kriega1 (71) | March 11, 2019 11:13pm
Without boots listed anywhere in this build it basically is troll in it's current state.
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Branmuffin17 (271) | March 12, 2019 1:11am
Yeah, please explain boots not being present. This is really bad for a god that doesn't have an escape. Using the brief MS boost from her 3 does not count.
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bombboy21096 | March 12, 2019 5:16am
Its implied that boots is bought but sold late game, but ill update it
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Kriega1 (71) | March 10, 2019 2:39pm
Also im not 100% sure about Runeforged in an ability based build with low attack speed. I mean it depends if it effects Kaldr or not. Usually we've seen runeforged built recently with qins, exe, ninja tabi, asi.
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bombboy21096 | March 10, 2019 2:44pm
did testing earlier and i think i decided it did, but id need to retest it cause im not so sure now
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UPLAR (6) | March 10, 2019 1:36pm
Quick question: I'm just wondering if Kaldr procs Soul Eater because if he does then thats quite strong for Skadi and reliable sustain.
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Kriega1 (71) | March 10, 2019 1:45pm
Skadi has longer cooldowns for her damaging abilities than other ability based hunters and seeing as Kaldr doesen't proc it I would only consider it on someone like Neith, AMC or Ullr. So overall, Soul Eater is meh on Skadi.
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UPLAR (6) | March 10, 2019 1:50pm
What would you recommend instead?
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bombboy21096 | March 10, 2019 1:41pm
No, sadly he doesnt, which is upsetting, but i still think soul eater is the best lifesteal item overall
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UPLAR (6) | March 10, 2019 1:56pm
That would a nice small buff for Skadi as making Kaldr proc item effects would push her more into the meta, however only certain item effects as, it would be a bit OP if he procs Qin's Sais for example.
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Kriega1 (71) | March 10, 2019 1:05pm
"Important things to note about Kaldr, and common misconceptions

1. Kaldr has a fixed attack speed, independent of Skadis"

Except her passive, Kaldr, The Winter Wolf states that Kaldr inherits 50% of Skadi's?

Anyway,

Why are you prioritising points in Skadi's ultimate when not only is upgrading it not as important as her other abilities, but her ultimate has been quite weak ever since they removed Kaldr's temporary invulnerability during the ult duration?

The proper ability maxing is 1 > 3 > 2 > ult.

"Skadi is very good in both team fights and 1v1s due to kaldr, essentially allowing Skadi to either do 2x damage to one target, or attack 2 complete separate targets simultaneously." - 1vs1? Sure she's good. Team fights? Not as strong.
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bombboy21096 | March 10, 2019 1:20pm
I'll update the guide, i meant that the fact that kaldrs attack speed is fixed is a common misconception, but i agree it didn't come across like that

I also agree that Skadis ult can seem a bit lack luster, but it actually can do quite a lot of damage, which most people don't expect, especially if the god is in range of both Skadi and kaldr

but i have to adamantly disagree with prioritising the 3 over the 2, rune of the hunt is just far more versitile, kaldr can have much more consistent damage and can also attack structures, for immediate burst damage the 3 appears better, but over even a short amount of time, the benefit of maxing the 2 first can be night and day
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Kriega1 (71) | March 10, 2019 1:21pm
Fine, max the 2 over the 3, but at least max the 2 over the ult. Leave the last 4 points for her ult levels 17-20.
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