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Support Aphrodite

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Smite God: Aphrodite

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Purchase Order

SUPPORT APHRODITE

Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Boots of Celerity Boots of Celerity
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Bancroft's Talon Bancroft's Talon
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti

Aphrodite's Skill Order

Kiss

Kiss

1 X
2 15 16 18
Back Off!

Back Off!

2 A
3 4 6 8 10
Love Birds

Love Birds

3 B
1 7 11 12 14
Undying Love

Undying Love

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20

Introduction

I find Aphrodite to be a very situational hero in what you buy but for me if im playing as a full support i like to focus on speed and cool down reduction. there is no point in auto attacking its probably the lowest in the whole game. so onto the build.

This is a Full Support Build not a "Mage Build" mage builds are generally all the same, but its a different story for full supports. the gameplay required here is keeping you alive and spamming your dmg buff as well as stuns and heals. positioning is important.

This guide allows you to be a Supporter and Chaser

Items

ITEMS:

1. Chrono Pendant
2. Boots of Celerity
3. Gem of Isolation
4. Winged Wand
5. Banecroft Talon
6. Rod of Tahuti

ACTIVE SKILLS:

Girdle of Might
Sprint or Beads/Aegis (beads vs hades or ares otherwise Aegis)



BIT MORE DETAIL:

These items are designed to give you constant lane survivability as well as cool down reduction and speed.

1. Start of the game pick up 2 levels of Chrono Pendant, this gives a lot of mp regen and a good amount of extra power, and a few hp pots.

2. before completing chrono pendent get boots of celerity then finish up the pendent.

3. Gem of Isolation, more hp, more power and it will apply slows to your dmg skills such as the dot from your doves.
4. Winged Wand, i dont see this as much in game anymore but its a great time to pick it up, this will give you more speed more hp/mana and if that enemy tries to go for you first, it will negate slows and give a temp speed buff allowing you to escape or kite.
allows you to chase or escape.

5. Banecroft Talon, more hp steal and boost to ap

6. Rod of tahuti for the extra ap and scaling

few things i need to point out, physical protection is not a big concern for you if you keep up your map awareness, combined with speed and all the hp from the items you have good survive and escape and should not be getting killed by melee or physical gods.
mages still pose a small danger as they have longer ranged skills generally.

Skills

SKILL ORDER PRIORITY:

Love Birds/Back Off (Gank there mana buff at about 5-8 secs elapsed time) just level 1
THEN
Kiss (1 level into this at level 2)
Back Off
Love Birds

HOW TO CHAIN SKILLS:


while linked, use back off when your team mate initiates, followed by love birds for the heal and DoT (especially if you have Gem of Isolation) do those while moving towards the enemy to land a kiss.
dont be over aggressive but keep up your spam while watching for jungle ganks.


POINT TO REMEMBER:


start of the game try gank the enemy mana buff, this is great with your passive to go into your lane partner.

start with 1 point into love birds (safest skill to gank, because of the dot, if your aggressive get back off. dont pick up kiss because its wasted despite what the official video says, generally burning mana to gank from level doesnt happen, best ganking is from level 3, sometimes 2, so the passive mana wont help.)

priority shifts to BACK OFF then LOVE BIRDS, maxing kiss last.
if you have a lane partner who has a leap and nuke like odin or hades or sun wukong, make sure to land your nuke as he lands at the enemy.

If your lane cant push change the focus to love birds then back off for the lane sustain.

Summary

This build focuses on speed and map awareness. with the extra speed items and immunity to slow you should never be in a dangerous situation which is the reason there isnt a lot of protection, especially physical.

chrono pendent early game gives a lot of safe play spamming of skills so use them.

dont force your lane mates into your pace, make sure you work out how your team are playing and support that.

girdle of might, use this when your team start a fight.

with this build you can actually bait a bit mid game because you have a lot of life and enough speed with slow immunity to not be caught.

Remember you have enough life, speed and slow immunity that if a enemy runs, you can catch up to them and spam your now slowing DoT skill and stun till your partner catches up, or maybe kill them, have fun hunting.

Pros / Cons

PROS:

Very Fast
Short Cool Downs
Reliable Stun
Strong Single Heal

CONS:

Squishy
Low Auto Attk dmg

Official Video with lore, skills and game play

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SuperManXD | September 19, 2014 4:59am
where is the boots of celerity?
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HammaSmite (7) | July 12, 2014 1:42am
Just to tell you, it isn't Chrono pendant, it's Chronos pendant. In BBcode, it's Chronos Pendant just write Chronos Pendant with double brackets if you want the BBcode.
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Aidiakapi (2) | July 16, 2013 6:31pm
Aphrodite's one of my main gods, and I like this guide a lot. (I also like your loki build, the early voidblade, and later the cooldown reduction help incredible amounts with surviving, good job on that too!)

However I'm not a big fan of the ability order. I prefer to max love birds and then balance it between kiss and back off.

The only thing that scales on back off is it's damage, and that in turn scales with AP, and since you don't really start building AP until later in the game end-game it's not that useful. Birds allows for more heals, and a lot more pushing, and pushing wins almost every game mode. Even arena can be determined by the amount of minion killing.

Kiss scales decently because of the movement speed, and it scales great when you have a good partner, the damage buff is so underrated (with the increase in movement speed getting a stun off isn't that hard). Another great advantage about skilling kiss is that it's cooldown will lower, and that allows you to use your stun more aggressively, without having to worry that you can't switch in time to heal or ult some other dying teammate.

About the items, I think the boots' 10% cooldown reduction is still worth it. One item I think deserves to be mentioned is the bracers of replenishment, it adds even more sustain to your lane. Especially when laning with someone who can greatly benefit from the sustain you give. (A game today with Guan Yu + me with bracers as first item, he could stay in lane till he ported to get some items with his 5K gold. Sadly I died earlier in a 3 on 2 gank where loki's ult took me down.)

You could add some useful abilities to your guide, though I find it extremely situational on Aphrodite.
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lilshaud | June 17, 2013 11:48pm
SO after all the updates, you wouldnt change anything about this guide? For me personally, i found that trying to get gem of iso right after the chrono/CD boots took a long time. B/c as you know, support doesnt get much gold even with assist. Unfortunately, there are no Gp10's like on LoL. what im doing is looking at the auras and see if i can fit them in my build. I live and die by medi... thats only b/c endgame when poking and small skirmishes break out, i give whoever is low on mana (usually our mage) the mana boost. I just dont like that there arent many support items in the game.

Also, Does Magical lifesteal effect aphro healing spell? Im not sure if it does or its just b/c the extra magic power the item gives lol.
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Kaden (7) | June 12, 2013 10:56pm
because this is a support guide and not a solo guide, if your soloing or going for a damage build then sure you could grab birds first, however this guide focuses on you assisting your lane partner and team mates to secure the kill, leap gods are great since the dmg and slow make nice work of the enemy.

building both ways works, its up to your preference, playstyle and what you want to do.
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Alblaka | May 29, 2013 1:22am
Winged Wand? Not maxing her birds first?
I can't but disgree with both of those facts.

Mind elaborating why you would build her like this, I can't see a readon.
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sorcerer455 (3) | May 20, 2013 7:38pm
If you guys wanted to know I think movement speed caps at 1000.
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Kaden (7) | May 16, 2013 12:23am
thanks man, appreciate that, glad its working for you. as you play longer feel free to try changing out for more dmg IF needed, if you find your better then your lane partner or your not being targeted or burst down, grab some more damage =)
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daghene | May 14, 2013 12:10pm
I really love this build, she became my main champion.

You start with great regen for farming or even attempting some fights to see who's stronger, you support really well and your AP starts to build really well mid-late game picking up a lot of extra kills or doing insane damage with Back Off or the dot.

Really a great work, +1 from me!
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Kaden (7) | May 6, 2013 9:29am
Raging, you can never have enough pink xD
guides a bit easier overall on players but you can go all out magic dps aint nothing wrong with that style of play either.
only issue you might find when going so support is that if your team mate is abysmal your a bit screwed xD like most games though =P
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Krazul (1) | May 3, 2013 11:02am
My personal pure support build is very similar, however, after trying to mid as Aphro I found it much more effective to play support as a pure mage build. Aphro does amazing burst damage and it's really a shame give that away for more movement speed and cooldown reduction. Additionally, I find gem of isolation extremely redundant. Not only do most offensive players have some kind of slow, but you have a stun and a slow (if your playing support).
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