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Stacks to infinity - pre 10.4

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by KatrinaKandi updated April 23, 2023

Smite God: Hera

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Build Summary

Base

Build Item Sands of Time Sands of Time
Build Item Tablet of Destinies Tablet of Destinies
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Pendulum of Ages Pendulum of Ages
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin

Base

Build Item Sands of Time Sands of Time
Build Item Tablet of Destinies Tablet of Destinies
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Pendulum of Ages Pendulum of Ages
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin

Hera's Skill Order Notes Royal Assault you want to level first, its best for wave clear, as well as damage, quickly followed by poly. We want divine shroud before ult comes online even though it doesnt damage, because it can help you survive enemy ultimate that will be coming online as well

Notes

Royal Assault you want to level first, its best for wave clear, as well as damage, quickly followed by poly. We want divine shroud before ult comes online even though it doesnt damage, because it can help you survive enemy ultimate that will be coming online as well

Royal Assault

1 X Y
Royal Assault
1 3 7 8 11

Polymorph

2 A B
Polymorph
2 6 9 12 13

Divine Shroud

3 B A
Divine Shroud
4 14 16 18 19

Argus, the Defender

4 Y X
Argus, the Defender
5 10 15 17 20
Royal Assault
1 3 7 8 11

Royal Assault

1 X
Hera damages enemies in a cone in front of her before opening a portal for Argus to attack through. Enemy minions hit by this cone are knocked into Argus' path. Argus then slams his fists at the target location dealing heavy damage. If both of his fists connects with an enemy, it deals 15% extra damage.

Ability Type: Area, Damage
Cone Damage: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Fist Damage: 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+80% of your Magical Power)
Range: 50
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
Cooldown: 10s
Polymorph
2 6 9 12 13

Polymorph

2 A
Hera weaves magic in front of her before sending it out. Enemies hit by this ability take damage. If this ability hits a god it causes their form to shift into a monster.

Ability Type: Line, Polymorph, Damage
Damage: 90 / 140 / 190 / 240 / 290 (+85% of your Magical Power)
Polymorph Duration: 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2s
Slow: 20%
Range: 80
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 14s
Divine Shroud
4 14 16 18 19

Divine Shroud

3 B
Hera shrouds herself in her divine power, granting her a shield from damage and temporary movement speed that lasts as long as the shield remains.

If Argus is active, Argus shines with the same Divine power as Hera, causing him to deal radiant damage and move at an increased rate.

Ability Type: Buff
Shield Health: 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 / 250 +17 per Hera's Level
Shield Duration: 5s
Movement Speed: 15%
Argus Aura Damage: 7 / 11 / 15 / 19 / 23 (+7.5% of your Magical Power)
Argus Speed: 50%
Cost: 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65
Cooldown: 16 / 15.5 / 15 / 14.5 / 14s
Argus, the Defender
5 10 15 17 20

Argus, the Defender

4 Y
Hera brings Argus crashing down at a location, damaging and knocking up enemies. On landing Argus will attack the nearest target. Hera can control where Argus moves through refiring this ability onto an enemy or if he has a target, to recall him. While recalled Argus will defend Hera and attack anyone that gets close. Argus has a hit chain that starts with a normal basic attack, into a ground circle AoE slowing enemies by 20% for 1s, into a line attack.

Ability Type: Circle, Knockup, Damage
Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+55% of your Magical Power)
Argus Lifetime: 40s
Argus Health: 700 / 1400 / 2100 / 2800 / 3500
Argus Protections: 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65
Argus Movement Speed: 440 / 455 / 470 / 485 / 500
Range/Radius: 65/20
Cost: 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100
Cooldown: 90s

Hera Threats

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Max
0
Major
1
Even
1
Minor
0
Tiny
0

Hera Synergies

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Ideal
0
Strong
2
OK
1
Low
0
None
0

Extended Build

10.4 concerns

So, this build was for before 10.4 and was awesome as heck....that said, with the 10.4 season of hope update, Book of Thoth as well as Tablet took big nerfs, lowering over all power, mana, and true damage of this build, plus with the pen changes, warlocks staff and staff of middryn will be hitting tanks less hard because less pen.

Overall, this build will have a lot less carry potential especially against tanks in 10.4. As such, i havent played it yet, but even though its still slotted in "year 10" i would no longer recommend it

Engaging in game

This is a HEAVILY ability based build, you will be looking to full kit dump and kill before they can really challenge you. It is mostly a late game build, survive and poke until then!

In the early game, youll use Royal Assault to clear primarily. Line up the melee minions with your semi circle, and the rectangle with the archers for best clear. If you can hit the enemy god with this at all, more power to you! Once Polymorph is online, you'll use it to partially clear and poke damage.

As the game goes, you should focus on wave and minion clearing, as with any game, and getting poke where you can with polymorph for tablet of destines, and minions for building up stacks for book of thoth and warlocks staff. After both of these are built and online, you want to be focusing your abilities on gods as much as possible to start stacking Tablet, as this one takes the longest for sure.

Generally once the full build is online, we want to slam down argus for our ult, polymorph to slow and keep them in argus range, and then hit with Royal Assault. We can use Divine shroud for a speed boost to pressure and push into them if you need, or can use it to avoid damage/escape fights. As mentioned, Divine Shroud can be used to help survive and avoid enemy ultimate's, which is why we want its first level online before our ultimate, even though it doesnt damage.


I have adjusted this build to get tablet early, even though we do not build much mana yet, getting those stacks really help a lot, and it takes a long time to stack. We want Book of Thoth and Warlocks right after for the large spikes in power, mana, and health. We finish with Spear of Desolation for more ultimate procs, Staff of Mydrinn will be good for that 10% cooldown, plus bonus damage after casting our ult, since we want to combo our 1 and 2 after slamming argus down, and finish with Pendulum of Age for that last power boost and cooldown. You will get a lot of damage based around your mana, and the stacking items help build all that mana!

this is DEFINITELY a later game build! In the early game its important to stay safe, clear waves, and get what poke you can, but done die for some clear!
Rotate to help out a lane if others are struggling, but until your stacks of book and warlocks are done MAKE SURE you are clearing your lane first!

Personal Notes

Note, this build hasn't been too heavily tested, i used almost this same build in S9, but it did not include the new tablet. With it, it seems to do MASSIVE damage if you can get it stacked, so be sure to be poking a lot with your 1 and 2 abilities, each hit you get will start stacking that tablet.

Also my first guide, but it's definitely what i will be building with my Hera

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Ahimenes | January 29, 2023 9:35am
Build just for one lane just for Conq/Siege.
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KatrinaKandi | January 29, 2023 11:51am
this is what i build conquest for mid lol. get stacks of book and warlocks clearning minions in lane, the building stacks of tablet and cooldowns more as you get into team fights later game
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Ahimenes | July 30, 2023 8:02am
Than lol mark it that it`s Conq build lol
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