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Skadi Crit & Big Doggo dmg 8.5

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by Iamkaisen updated May 16, 2021

Smite God: Skadi

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Skadi Crit Dog big dmg yes (Godly early game) Anti tank (Different build path from crit)
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Build Summary

Starter

Notes Devourer Gauntlet is the best start IMO but you could also try Transcendence if you feel like you're constantly out of mana

Notes

Devourer Gauntlet is the best start IMO but you could also try Transcendence if you feel like you're constantly out of mana

Build Item Gilded Arrow Gilded Arrow
Build Item Spiked Gauntlet Spiked Gauntlet
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell

Full build (boots)

Notes Ornate arrow is the best starter item for any crit build IMO. Ornate arrow also raises our good doggo's dmg which is really good. Rush tabi before gauntlet. This build is a full Hard carry skadi, very good against Squishy teams with the usual guardian warrior comp. Replace Asi with Qin's Sais if your support is really tanky (Athena for example.)

Notes

Ornate arrow is the best starter item for any crit build IMO. Ornate arrow also raises our good doggo's dmg which is really good. Rush tabi before gauntlet. This build is a full Hard carry skadi, very good against Squishy teams with the usual guardian warrior comp. Replace Asi with Qin's Sais if your support is really tanky (Athena for example.)

Build Item Ornate Arrow Ornate Arrow
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Devourer's Gauntlet
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Wind Demon Wind Demon
Build Item Deathbringer Deathbringer
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Extended Build

Split push Skadi

Notes Build this if you just want to demo towers. The idea is to split push phoenix and use Teleport Glyphto teleport into team fight while it's happening. Make sure you're in comms with your team while using this build.

Notes

Build this if you just want to demo towers. The idea is to split push phoenix and use Teleport Glyphto teleport into team fight while it's happening. Make sure you're in comms with your team while using this build.

Build Item Ornate Arrow Ornate Arrow
Build Item Transcendence Transcendence
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Dominance Dominance
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Heartseeker Heartseeker
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph

Alternative to climb out of elo hell.

Notes Sell Boots for Oddysseus's Bow. Ornate arrow provides 25% crit chance which means you get free crit while keeping the attack speed going for Qin's. Note: This build works wonders in solo lane as well.

Notes

Sell Boots for Oddysseus's Bow. Ornate arrow provides 25% crit chance which means you get free crit while keeping the attack speed going for Qin's. Note: This build works wonders in solo lane as well.

Build Item Ornate Arrow Ornate Arrow
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Devourer's Gauntlet
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Odysseus' Bow Odysseus' Bow
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

My Personal Build

Build Item Gilded Arrow Gilded Arrow
Build Item Devourer's Gauntlet Devourer's Gauntlet
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Asi Asi
Build Item Wind Demon Wind Demon
Build Item Deathbringer Deathbringer
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais

Introduction

Welcome to my guide for Skadi!


I am a casual player who primarily plays conquest.
Skadi Is very strong this season with gilded arrow and she remains unnoticed by most, so abuse her as much as possible!
Do note: there are two builds above. The first is for the crit dmg item set, while the second is to do a ton of dmg just with our dog.
This is my first smitefire guide, and I intend to update it, so feel free to comment things that should be added/edited.

Regardless, let's move on to the doggo dominator, Skadi!

Pros / Cons

Pros:
  • Really high damage
  • Has Dog
  • Decent waveclear
  • Ult with a Root.
  • Sexy Lady.
Cons:
  • Very squishy
  • No mobility.
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Additional information


I am working on making this guide better but for now I'd like to mention that Kaldr's basic attacks do more damage if you mark a target by hitting your 1.

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Dashedscroll | May 16, 2021 2:08am
Ok, my biggest issue is with the split push build, the relics mainly.
Teleportation glimph is a very bad relic, even on solo lanners and should only be used if you're doing a boots rush in solo, in adc and mid (which are skadi's main roles) you should never even consider the relic, regardless on whether you're going to splitpush or not.
Frenzy is a support's relic, yet again it should not be built on either a mid or adc regardless on whether you're aplitpushing or not. Beads and aegis are simply way better relics.
As for the build itself I would disadsentivise going for crit with a transcendece build, you'll want to go as much ability power as possible if you're going transcendence and hence for skadi mid I'd suggest going a hunters cowl and morning star for a starting build, if you wish you could also go bluestone pendant in place of cowl for that extra early damage as skadi's early pressure in mid is straight up unrivalled for the first 5 levels.
After this you'll want to go into a transcendence then ninja tabi whilst starting with your first pen item, being crusher/jotumns/brawlers beatstick, all 3 of these are fine here, however jotumns is the best right now.
After this you'll want to go a big power item or more pen, so anything like double mace if they have a healer (which has fallen off but can be done) or maybe a heartseaker or even a blood forge if you're getting a lot of kills as the shield helps drastically, for final item you'll want yout big %pen item so titans bane is the go to for ability based hunters, the build above would be way better for skadi mid than your given split push build as it plays around skadi's ability based nature, she wasnt to burst the enemy down within a second as she has no mobility but very, very high base damage for a hunter a long with mobile block stacks, skadi also sucks with crit as she has no AA stim inside her kit that she can consistently activate, which is usally why she goes ability based and prefers to be in the mid lane, the other ADC builds are fine, they are the meta builds for every hunter adc, even skadi who wouldn't usually go crit goes crit in this meta due to the strength of the stat, in mid however, if you have a physical adc+magical jungler i'd suggest not going your split pusher build (which looks to be like the mid build for skadi) as not only is double crit bad (as it almost mandates 4 spectral armours) but it just doesn't fit skadi's place in mid where she wants to snowball her lane then rotate and gank either duo lane or catch the jungler off guard and kill them. Also failnot isn't worth going, I know, it's funny to watch kaldr crit, but the nerf it took in 8.3 unfortunately killed the item.
Otherwise, the build is fine, just the splitpusher build needs improvements.
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Dashedscroll | May 16, 2021 2:09am
Oh and I forgot to say zerk shield also fell off like failnot due to the amount of nerfs it got
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Gulfwulf (80) | May 16, 2021 8:17am
You can show the item icons by putting them in double brackets without spaces: berserker's shield becomes Berserker's Shield.
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Kriega1 (125) | May 13, 2021 8:44am
Main build is fine now. For Dog damage build, im not 100% sure it makes sense to go Hydra's, i'd rather just get Jotunn's which helps Kaldr more (your 2 doesen't proc Hydra's and also it's iffy with her kit anyway and Kaldr benefits more from Jotunn's base stats). Also Arondight cannot be built on hunters, it's a Assassin / Warrior only item. I'd suggest swapping Hydra's for Jotunn's and Arondight for Titan's Bane or Bloodforge. Not sure there's a point in the "anti-tank" build since the current meta crit build is THE Anti-Tank build (well more like Anti-Everything build cause it's broken).
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Iamkaisen | May 13, 2021 9:07am
That was an oopsie on my part, changes made thank you.
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Iamkaisen | May 13, 2021 6:34am
Hello Everyone! If you have any questions let me know! I truly believe this is the new meta for skadi. Any skadi using hunters cowl is playing skadi wrong. Skadi this season is a late game carry and ornate arrow is stupidly strong after buff. I haven't seen anyone mention how good this item is and its very surprising. I think the people who are using ornate arrow are keeping it quiet so they dont nerf it. Build the crit build and get some freelo. I've carried the past 25 games with skadi. And I currently have an 80% winrate with her.
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Kriega1 (125) | May 13, 2021 6:39am
Iamkaisen wrote:
I think the people who are using ornate arrow are keeping it quiet so they dont nerf it.


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Kriega1 (125) | May 13, 2021 6:40am
Also i'd recommend you swap Asi and Rage for Executioner and Wind Demon. Sell boots lategame for either Dominance or Poison Star or Qin's.
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