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Sylvanus the grappling master (WIP)

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Smite God: Sylvanus

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Purchase Order

Starter Notes Mana shouldn't be too much of a problem if you place down some seeds ( Verdant Growth) before waves start.

Build Item Guardian's Blessing Guardian's Blessing
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion

Relics

Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings

Shoes Notes Traveler's Shoes I find are just useful for keeping up with your team to provide those protections and heals.

Shoes of Focus Provides a some mana and useful 10% CDR.

Reinforced Shoes Take these if you are struggling to stay alive in lane.

Build Item Reinforced Shoes Reinforced Shoes
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Traveler's Shoes Traveler's Shoes

Example Build (3 Physical 2 Magical) Notes Rod of Asclepius Replaces blessing.

Gauntlet of Thebes can be taken before Lotus Crown but personally I think its better to do it in this order as the amount of protections you will provide with your Wisps will make laning alot easier.

Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Lotus Crown Lotus Crown
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen

Spirit Robe/Pridwen Alternatives Notes As pointed out by Gulfwulf, the Spirit Robe is a more support friendly alternative to Genji's Guard. If slightly more magical protection is needed then go for it.

The alternatives are not limited to these but are more commonly picked up.

Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger

Situational Items

Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade

Sylvanus's Skill Order

Verdant Growth

Verdant Growth

1 X
1 13 14 15 16
Wisps

Wisps

2 A
2 4 6 7 9
Nature's Grasp

Nature's Grasp

3 B
3 8 10 11 12
Wrath of Terra

Wrath of Terra

4 Y
5 17 18 19 20

Introduction

Welcome to my guide for Sylvanus, Keeper of the wild


This is my first guide and I plan to keep updating it/adding stuff to it over time, please comment any thoughts/criticism you have.

Combos


Combos


Pull and Root

3
1
2
Harder to hit than Verdant Growth then Nature's Grasp but personally find it better putting the debuff and root after the pull.

Root and Pull

1
3
2
Easier version of Pull and Root.

A Thorny Suprise

Relic
4
2
1
3
This is the main reason you have the blink, you can knock up a group of enemies to completely turn a teamfight while providing protections and heals to your team (while dealing a reasonable amount of damage yourself).

Seed Placements


Please note: this is without any boots, just the starter provided above.

Why can this affect a lane?
Verdant Growth flowers provide 20 MP5 which is the same amount provided by the mana buff, this means if your mid/solo laner is a mana eater (such as Hel) they can avoid having to let minions go under tower and allowing the enemy to have control of a lane.

Can you do all three lanes?
Yes. I have timed it multiple times and you have around 10 seconds to buy your starter items. You want to run straight to the solo lane throw down a seed under tower and start running directly towards the duo lane, whilst doing so also throw down a seed under mid lanes tower and you will make it back to lane before the minions reach the t1 tower.

How much mana will I have left?
After throwing down the seed on your lane, you should have around 150 mana left and you can then go under your flower to recieve some more.

Build Stats

Example Build 1 (lvl 20)


General
Health: 2810
Mana: 1120
Protections
Physical: 269
Magical: 178
Power
Basic Attack Damage: 100
Power - Magical Item: 175
Verdant Growth (1)
Damage: 301.65
Protections Decrease: 25
Cooldown: 7.2s
Wisps (2)
Damage: 301.65
DPS (5s): 47.5 ( 237.5 )
HPS (5s): 52.5 ( 262.5 )
Protections Increase: 50
Cooldown: 9.6s
Nature's Grasp (3)
Stun: 1s
Cooldown: 8.4s
Wrath of Terra (4)
DPS (5s): 143.75
Overall DMG: 718.75
Cooldown: 54s

The stats for the healing above do not include the Rod of Asclepius aura.

Tips and Tricks

Your pull ( Nature's Grasp) can go through walls, which means warding becomes even more important.

Don't be afraid to engage, if you need to, use your healing Wisps just before you blink so you heal while you ult. Doing this while having the Pridwen shield up will mean you have a much higher chance of staying alive.

Updates

15/09/2019 - Added tips and tricks.
16/09/2019 - Added proper introduction.
20/09/2019 - Updated cooldown times to recent patch (around 1-1.5s off ability 2+3)

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NobleNeal | September 19, 2019 12:37pm
Is there a reason you don't level the ultimate?
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GreedyRepresentative | September 20, 2019 11:27am
The only real use for leveling the ultimate is for extra damage, since it doesn't lower the cooldown or anything else meaning its much more useful to level the other abilities which lower the cooldowns or provide more healing etc.
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Kriega1 (86) | September 13, 2019 12:14pm
You should consider Pridwen as your main cdr item instead of Breastplate of Valor as well as add more situational items like Relic Dagger, Pestilence, etc...
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GreedyRepresentative | September 13, 2019 12:21pm
Is Pridwen still worth getting? I haven't been getting it as I thought it wasn't worth getting now.

edit - Actually just thought for a solid minute and realized I should probably start picking it up since it will work well with the blink.
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Gulfwulf (65) | September 13, 2019 5:07pm
Supports generally don't get "selfish" items like breastplate and genjis; they usually either get aura items like Sovereignty or items like Relic Dagger that have an indirect benefit for their team. Another example of the latter is Spirit Robe because of its CDR, CCR, and passive. I'd trade magi's cloak for it since its passive is on a shorter cooldown.
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Kriega1 (86) | September 13, 2019 1:15pm
Pridwen is still good for supports, for solo laners it’s less of a priority item (though can still be picked up late in the build). Otherwise, maybe ask EmilZy or Polarbearmike on their twitch/YouTube or check smiteprobuilds to see if it’s still being built.
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