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Skadi Conquest Builds (ADC/Mid) (7.9)

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8.5
by Kriega1 updated October 21, 2020

Smite God: Skadi

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Skadi Build

Start 1

Build Item Charged Morningstar Charged Morningstar
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
3
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
3

Start 2

Notes Multi Potions in ADC instead of Mana pots.

Notes

Multi Potions in ADC instead of Mana pots.

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Morningstar Morningstar
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
2

Start 3 (ADC only / For Qins build)

Build Item Hunter's Blessing Hunter's Blessing
Build Item Morningstar Morningstar
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
2

Example Build 1 (Burst)

Notes Need Anti-heal, swap The Crusher or Jotunn's Wrath for Brawler's Beat Stick.

Can swap Jotunn's Wrath for Fail-Not.

Can swap Atalanta's Bow for Titan's Bane.

Buy Elixir of Speed lategame and sell Warrior Tabi for Bloodforge or Asi or Berserker's Shield.
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow

Example Build 2 (Hybrid AA)

Notes Can swap The Crusher late for Odysseus' Bow / Berserker's Shield

Buy Elixir of Speed lategame and sell Warrior Tabi for Heartseeker.
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais

Example Build 3 (Tank Shred)

Notes Can swap Odysseus' Bow for Toxic Blade.

Buy Elixir of Speed lategame and sell Ninja Tabi for Berserker's Shield or Titan's Bane or Heartseeker or Fail-Not.
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Atalanta's Bow Atalanta's Bow
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Odysseus' Bow Odysseus' Bow

Example Build 4 (Against Squishies)

Notes Buy Elixir of Speed lategame and sell Warrior Tabi for Runeforged Hammer or Brawler's Beat Stick or alternative.

Need Anti-heal, swap The Crusher or Jotunn's Wrath for Brawler's Beat Stick.

Notes

Buy Elixir of Speed lategame and sell Warrior Tabi for Runeforged Hammer or Brawler's Beat Stick or alternative.

Need Anti-heal, swap The Crusher or Jotunn's Wrath for Brawler's Beat Stick.

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

Main Relics

Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Alternative Items

Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Runeforged Hammer Runeforged Hammer
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Soul Eater Soul Eater
Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Ichaival Ichaival
Build Item The Sledge The Sledge
Build Item Fail-Not Fail-Not
Build Item Wind Demon Wind Demon
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell

What you need if you wish to sell boots lategame for another item

Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed

Can pickup for bonus sustain mid to late

Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing

Skadi's Skill Order Notes Alternative Max priority: 2 > 3 points into 3 > 1 > 3 > 4.

Notes

Alternative Max priority: 2 > 3 points into 3 > 1 > 3 > 4.

Piercing Cold

1 X Y
Piercing Cold
1 4 6 7 9

Rune Of The Hunt

2 A B
Rune Of The Hunt
3 13 14 15 16

Permafrost

3 B A
Permafrost
2 8 10 11 12

Winter's Grasp

4 Y X
Winter's Grasp
5 17 18 19 20
Piercing Cold
1 4 6 7 9

Piercing Cold

1 X
Skadi throws an icy spear forward, dealing damage to enemies and Slowing them for 3s. Kaldr's basic attacks deal double damage to targets afflicted by Piercing Cold.

Ability Type: Projectile
Damage: 90 / 140 / 190 / 240 / 290 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Slow: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 14s
Rune Of The Hunt
3 13 14 15 16

Rune Of The Hunt

2 A
Toggle: Skadi marks a target for Kaldr to hunt. While toggled on, Kaldr assumes Beast form, chasing and attacking the marked enemy. If a marked enemy dies Kaldr attacks other enemies nearby. When toggled off, Kaldr stops attacking and returns to Skadi, reverting to his Elemental form on the way. This ability can be activated at rank 0 and Kaldr gains new skills as it ranks up.

Ability Type: Pet Command
Basic Attack Damage: 50 / 50 / 57.5 / 65 / 72.5 / 80% of Skadi's
Rank 1: Kaldr gains a dash attack dealing 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130% Basic Attack Damage
Rank 3: Kaldr's kills heal him
Rank 5: Kaldr's attacks give Skadi 10% increased movement speed
Cost: None
Cooldown: 0.5s
Permafrost
2 8 10 11 12

Permafrost

3 B
Skadi freezes the ground for 5s at a target location. The icy area deals damage to enemies that touch it and continues to deal additional damage every .5s they stay on it. Gods who step on the ice are slowed and lose control of their movement while sliding across. Also, Skadi's movement speed increases while standing on the area and persists for 3s after it fades or she leaves.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Initial Damage: 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 / 190 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Damage Per Tick: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Movement Speed: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Slow: 15%
Radius: 16 / 16 / 18 / 18 / 20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 16s
Winter's Grasp
5 17 18 19 20

Winter's Grasp

4 Y
A snowstorm surrounds Skadi as she chooses a location for Kaldr to attack. If Kaldr is too far he will leap there.

Upon reaching the location a snowstorm also surrounds Kaldr. The initial hit of either snowstorm Roots enemies in the area and Kaldr is restored to full health. The storms persist for 4s while dealing damage to enemies every .5s.

Ability Type: Stim
Damage Per Tick: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Root Duration: 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2s
Radius: 20
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Cooldown: 90s

Chapter Title

Skadi Builds for Mid and ADC.

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1
MxWillay | October 6, 2020 11:16pm
Burst build alot of fun got a penta in Clash. Heartseaker OP!
1
CaelumPacis | July 28, 2020 7:23am
I know the build haven’t been updated after the patch but what about buying Soul Eater now as 3rd item after boots and Transcendce instead of let’s say ASI (maybe sell it later for Bloodforge). Also Berserker’s shield might be pretty handy as 3rd item now.
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Kriega1 (134) | July 28, 2020 7:32am
Soul Eater just got nerfed in bonus balance ( Decreased Base Physical Power from 30 to 20
Decreased Total Physical Power on Evolved Soul Eater from 40 to 35 ) so not sure how attractive it is still as an option, as for Berserkers (better on AA hunters IMO).... it's an ok item but it lacks sustain compared to Asi, also chances are you're playing against a Mage ADC in Duo.
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Farthus (5) | November 8, 2020 10:54am
I think a 5 power difference does not make the item worse. The overall stats it provides and the % pen is solid and skadi will at least have some form of sustain this way by building into it.
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JrSwifterz | July 16, 2020 4:58pm
With the new update, should example build 1 be changed?
2
Kriega1 (134) | July 16, 2020 5:09pm
All of them should be changed, haven't done much testing with ability hunters yet though
1
JrSwifterz | June 24, 2020 4:20pm
In what situations would you want to build the second example build?
2
Kriega1 (134) | June 24, 2020 4:46pm
2nd example build is a hybrid build, sacrificing sustain from Asi (could sell boots for it later though) in favour of more burst from Crusher, has some AA DPS focus from Exe and Qins.

You basically would use that build if you don't care about the sustain from going Asi, but still want to go an AA-focused build path that will help your own autos do more damage to tanks though Kaldr doesen't benefit from Qins (pets don't proc item effects).

Generally you see lots of high level players building Power + Pen on Skadi (helps her burst as she's ability focused, and pure power/pen benefit Kaldr a lot as well as attack speed to some extent), not very often using Qins. But situationally Qins does have its use on her.
1
Branmuffin17 (370) | June 24, 2020 4:22pm
The first build is more of an ability focus, due to items like Jotunn's Wrath and Heartseeker.

The second build, of which you're asking, is a more traditional Trans-based basic-attack focused build that is going to be strongest for consistent basic attack damage, along with strong function against tanks, due to the use of Qin's Sais, The Executioner, AND Titan's Bane.
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Bukso29 | June 5, 2020 1:37pm
Hi quick question:
what do you think about soul eater on skadi? Recently I am using it instead of transcendense and bloodforde so I can buy other OP physical damage items and it's pretty fun tbh.
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Kriega1 (134) | June 5, 2020 2:01pm
I wouldn't ever consider it outside of assault. There's better items. And the CDR it offers isn't that beneficial. With Trans, Jotunn's and Power pot I have capped CDR (40%) anyway.

Trans is a must on Skadi, and Bloodforge passive offers better survivability on Skadi than Soul Eater, plus works well with Heartseeker passive.
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Farthus (5) | January 9, 2020 7:09am
Why dont you consider Ninja Tabi over Warrior Tabi ? Your ability will only hit for like 10 damage more with Warrior Tabi and I think having a bit more attackspeed gives more damage in the longrun. It's also more logical to switch out the Ninja Tabi for Odysseus' Bow lategame as they are both attackspeed items.
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Kriega1 (134) | January 9, 2020 9:43am
Farthus wrote:
Why dont you consider Ninja Tabi over Warrior Tabi ? Your ability will only hit for like 10 damage more with Warrior Tabi

You absolutely could, and I do have it listed as an alternative item choice, as well as mention example builds with it below in this comment section: https://www.smitefire.com/smite/guide/skadi-conquest-builds-adc-mid-6-9-20040/comments?c=149720#comment-149720

But as to why Warrior Tabi? It does benefit each ability with the added extra power (and Skadi has pretty good ability damage), plus adds more power to take advantage of Heartseeker (Though when you have the fire giant buff and Potion of Physical Might, this may be less of a necessity, but by that point you've probably sold Warrior Tabi for Elixir of Speed and another item), and Kaldr inherits from 40% until up to 80% of Skadi's basic attack damage as you put points into Rune Of The Hunt, which lowers the necessity of needing attack speed (though Kaldr does inherit her attack speed, and certain situations may call for more attack speed in the build).

Examples of Warrior Tabi being picked up:

https://smiteprobuilds.com/Builds?p_filters_page=1&p_filters_search=&p_filters_god=2107&p_filters_pro=~&p_filters_opponent=~&p_filters_role=~&p_filters_league=~&p_filters_sort=~

https://smitesource.com/gods/2107/builds/32efe414-abc7-47c6-9f2f-74bc140444d1

Examples of Ninja Tabi being picked up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC34iQpulwA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y9v-MRKkJ4


Also please note this build/builds was last updated patch 6.9, which I believe was the Persephone patch.

Farthus wrote:
and I think having a bit more attackspeed gives more damage in the longrun. It's also more logical to switch out the Ninja Tabi for Odysseus' Bow lategame as they are both attackspeed items.

Well, yes that's if there is an opportunity for extended dps over a longer period, and yes it can be logical to swap Ninja Tabi for Odysseus' Bow lategame, though you don't have to. Skadi get's attack speed per level until level 20, which Kaldr also inherits. Odysseus' Bow is nice if you want extra structure/objective dps, or if you're facing against attack-speed reduction items or maybe if you're simply looking for good multi-target damage with the O-Bow procs in combination with Titan's Bane and your flat pen items.
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Devampi (105) | January 10, 2020 12:38am
Gonna add onto kriega's comment. Yes Ninja Tabi will increase your damage late game more than Warrior Tabi. However, for most adcs picking up one over the other is a playstyle or advantage difference. Picking up warrior gives you a powerspike during early trades as you basic attacks will do 20 more damage AA favoring early aggression.
if I remember correctly around 3rd item (including a near finished stacking item) ninja AA DPS will become higher, this is assuming no ability usage in which warrior also has an slight advantage.

So yeah the whole ninja vs warrior is an early game dps thing and playstyle as goign warrior while playing passively is not gonna help you then if you would have picked ninja
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Jaystorm199 | September 18, 2019 3:52am
Could you make more Fail-Not Builds? to see more examples
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Kriega1 (134) | September 18, 2019 4:31am
Some extra examples:

Warrior Tabi, Transcendence, The Crusher, Fail-Not, Titan's Bane, Odysseus' Bow, sell Warrior Tabi lategame for Elixir of Speed and Bloodforge.

Ninja Tabi, Transcendence, Brawler's Beat Stick, Fail-Not, The Executioner, Qin's Sais, sell Ninja Tabi lategame for Elixir of Speed and Asi.

Ninja Tabi, Transcendence, Brawler's Beat Stick, The Crusher, Titan's Bane, Fail-Not, sell Ninja Tabi lategame for Elixir of Speed and Odysseus' Bow.

Warrior Tabi, Transcendence, The Crusher, Fail-Not, Titan's Bane, Heartseeker, sell Warrior Tabi lategame for Elixir of Speed and Bloodforge.

To be honest though I don't see that much of a massive reason to get Fail-Not over something like Jotunn's Wrath on Skadi, after all the item did receive a slight nerf to the base crit, and while the crit when ulting is useful for yourself, Kaldr and teammates, Fail-Not is still an expensive item and lacks the flat pen that Jotunns offers. Also if you're behind in a match you don't want Fail-Not over Jotunn's Wrath.

You could also try something like: Ninja Tabi, Transcendence, Asi, The Executioner, Fail-Not, Deathbringer, sell Ninja Tabi lategame for Elixir of Speed and Wind Demon, but im not a massive fan of that build (expensive + crit isn't that great on Skadi vs Power + Pen due to Kaldr), though feel free to try it.
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Vini_sds (13) | May 29, 2019 7:01am
Kirega, have you ever seen Tmoney/Tramear playing Skadi?
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Kriega1 (134) | May 29, 2019 8:55am
No, but I know what he builds on Skadi, or at least, before they buffed the hammers. According to DM he is quite good with Skadi.
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Vini_sds (13) | May 29, 2019 9:16am
Even after the hammer buffs, he still builds her the same way: Smite.Guru

He builds Skadi like she's a physical mage, going full pen/power and not investing in attack speed at all. I don't agree with Brawler's every single match (even when the enemy team doesn't have healers/lifesteal), but to each their own.

Well, I'm not going to say that he's the best Skadi player in the world (since that's very subjective), but I believe he's the Top 1 Skadi player in the leaderbords and he really invested time in this goddess.
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