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Tear Them A Nu Wa

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by gavinjgrande updated January 30, 2023

Smite God: Nu Wa

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Build Summary

Starter

Notes After careful consideration, I’ve decided my previous build, which I’ve tried to remove but cannot because once builds are published, they cannot be deleted, I’ve come up specifically with a much better and improved build for Nu Wa. I already got downvotes immediately for my older build. I can’t impress everyone, I guess. But it is whatever. I just want to share builds I like for my favorite Mage. Some may like it, some may not, but I don’t care. Anyways, I call this my “Tear Them A Nu Wa” build. Basically, with this build the goal is to aim for as much Magical Power as I can possibly reach, with a little bit of Magical Lifesteal and a moderate amount of Attack Speed and chance of penetration. So as I was testing out this new build in Arena Training mode, I’ve noticed you start off with 1500 Gold in mostly all modes. Therefore, I start off with Sands of Time, Lost Artifact, the Bracer of Radiance relic for increased damage above half health & a Vision Shard for detecting enemies early game. The consumables I start off with are 5 Multi Potions

Notes

After careful consideration, I’ve decided my previous build, which I’ve tried to remove but cannot because once builds are published, they cannot be deleted, I’ve come up specifically with a much better and improved build for Nu Wa. I already got downvotes immediately for my older build. I can’t impress everyone, I guess. But it is whatever. I just want to share builds I like for my favorite Mage. Some may like it, some may not, but I don’t care. Anyways, I call this my “Tear Them A Nu Wa” build. Basically, with this build the goal is to aim for as much Magical Power as I can possibly reach, with a little bit of Magical Lifesteal and a moderate amount of Attack Speed and chance of penetration. So as I was testing out this new build in Arena Training mode, I’ve noticed you start off with 1500 Gold in mostly all modes. Therefore, I start off with Sands of Time, Lost Artifact, the Bracer of Radiance relic for increased damage above half health & a Vision Shard for detecting enemies early game. The consumables I start off with are 5 Multi Potions

Build Item Sands of Time Sands of Time
Build Item Lost Artifact Lost Artifact
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
5
Build Item Bracer of Radiance Bracer of Radiance
Build Item Vision Shard Vision Shard

Final Build

Notes With this full build, you get so much Magical Power, almost close to the 900 cap, roughly equaling to 755. Sometimes in game modes, particularly Conquest & Arena, I find that I have so much Gold, because my team ends up getting so many kills on enemy Gods and Jungle Monsters. In the event that I don’t get to fully finish my build, I mostly buy Potion of Power after reaching Level 10 & above to further increase my Magical Power damage output. Very often, though, I always end up finishing my builds, even in Arena mode. In my final build, once reaching Level 12 & above, I upgrade the Vision Shard to Bracer of Illumination, to deal increased damage alongside allies when above half health and provide enemy detection. Potion of Power is especially good if using Nu Wa’s ultimate ability on enemy Gods with critically low health. Not only that, the effects of Potion of Power persist for 5 minutes or until you are killed and they all stack considerably well. I’ve had a few Arena & Slash games where we ended up with plenty of Gold and my build was 💯 percent completed. From that point on, I just continued buying Potions of Power until the matches were finished. This is quite viable in Conquest mode, even Slash, where the duration of the match tends to exceed longer than expected and you are more likely farming so much Gold and end up finishing your build. Personally, this build is my all-time favorite Nu Wa build. Nu Wa is certainly my God of choice

Notes

With this full build, you get so much Magical Power, almost close to the 900 cap, roughly equaling to 755. Sometimes in game modes, particularly Conquest & Arena, I find that I have so much Gold, because my team ends up getting so many kills on enemy Gods and Jungle Monsters. In the event that I don’t get to fully finish my build, I mostly buy Potion of Power after reaching Level 10 & above to further increase my Magical Power damage output. Very often, though, I always end up finishing my builds, even in Arena mode. In my final build, once reaching Level 12 & above, I upgrade the Vision Shard to Bracer of Illumination, to deal increased damage alongside allies when above half health and provide enemy detection. Potion of Power is especially good if using Nu Wa’s ultimate ability on enemy Gods with critically low health. Not only that, the effects of Potion of Power persist for 5 minutes or until you are killed and they all stack considerably well. I’ve had a few Arena & Slash games where we ended up with plenty of Gold and my build was 💯 percent completed. From that point on, I just continued buying Potions of Power until the matches were finished. This is quite viable in Conquest mode, even Slash, where the duration of the match tends to exceed longer than expected and you are more likely farming so much Gold and end up finishing your build. Personally, this build is my all-time favorite Nu Wa build. Nu Wa is certainly my God of choice

Build Item Pendulum of Ages Pendulum of Ages
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Calamitous Rod of Tahuti Calamitous Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Potion of Power Potion of Power
Build Item Bracer of Illumination Bracer of Illumination
Build Item Belt of the Berserker Belt of the Berserker

Nu Wa's Skill Order

Mysterious Fog

1 X Y
Mysterious Fog
2 14 16 18 19

Clay Soldiers

2 A B
Clay Soldiers
3 4 6 7 9

Shining Metal

3 B A
Shining Metal
1 8 11 12 15

Fire Shards

4 Y X
Fire Shards
5 10 13 17 20
Mysterious Fog
2 14 16 18 19

Mysterious Fog

1 X
Nu Wa condenses moisture into fog at her location which then rolls forward away from her. She and all allies are Stealthed while inside the fog, and have increased movement speed. Attacking breaks the Stealth effect for 1s.

Enemies that run into the fog take damage, and continue to take additional damage again every second they are in the fog.

Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Damage Per Tick: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+10% of your Magical Power)
Lifetime: 6s
Movement Speed: 10%
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 13s
Clay Soldiers
3 4 6 7 9

Clay Soldiers

2 A
Nu Wa conjures Clay Soldiers from the Earth. If she marked a target while summoning them, they will pursue target until it dies. If she summoned them with no target, they will attack enemy gods who damage Nu Wa, or closest enemies.

Soldiers live for 10s. First they will dash at enemies within 30 units, applying a stack of protection reductions. Stacks up to 3 times, stacks last 2s. They will basic attack after that.

Ability Type: Summon Pet
Number Conjured: 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 3 Soldiers
Soldier's Health: 200 (+20% of your Maximum Health)
Base Movement Speed: 365 / 380 / 395 / 410 / 425
Dash Magical Protection Reduction Per Stack: 4 / 7 / 10 / 13 / 16
Basic Attack Damage: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 Per Hit
Range: 40
Cost: 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
Cooldown: 16s
Shining Metal
1 8 11 12 15

Shining Metal

3 B
Nu Wa launches a mass of shining metal, damaging all enemies it hits. If it hits one of her Clay Soldiers, it explodes, dealing additional damage and Stunning enemies.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 / 250 (+75% of your Magical Power)
Minion Explode: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 (+25% of your Magical Power)
Minion Stun: 1 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4s
Range: 65
Cost: 50
Cooldown: 9s
Fire Shards
5 10 13 17 20

Fire Shards

4 Y
Nu Wa flies up into the clouds, gaining visibility on all enemy gods, and summoning fire shards from the sky to damage each of them. As she lifts off the ground, she can pass through player-made deployables.

Ability Type: Global
Damage: 100 / 175 / 250 / 325 / 400 (+30% of your Magical Power)
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 110s

Extended Build

Core

Notes From my numbers calculations, with these 4 specific core items built alongside the fully upgraded Starter at Level 20, you will end up dealing MASSIVE Magical Damage. This will prove particularly effective with Nu Wa’s ultimate, Fire Shards. Also works if you chain combo Clay Soldiers together with Shining Metal. The damage for all items in the final build scales up to 755 [900]

Notes

From my numbers calculations, with these 4 specific core items built alongside the fully upgraded Starter at Level 20, you will end up dealing MASSIVE Magical Damage. This will prove particularly effective with Nu Wa’s ultimate, Fire Shards. Also works if you chain combo Clay Soldiers together with Shining Metal. The damage for all items in the final build scales up to 755 [900]

Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Damage

Notes I chose the Calamitous Rod of Tahuti Glyph over the Perfected Rod of Tahuti (Perfected’s glyph effect is more cooldown reduction based) because not only does it raise up the magical damage, you have a chance to call upon a meteor strike in a short radius with each successful hit of your abilities every once in a while. I can see this working in Nu Wa’s favor considerably well. For example, I could be in combat with my team and throw down Clay Soldiers, damaging an enemy God, then a second later call upon a meteor strike landing within a few meters. To be specific, it lands within a 15 meter radius, occurring every 30 seconds. This can also definitely combine extremely well with the Fire Shards

Notes

I chose the Calamitous Rod of Tahuti Glyph over the Perfected Rod of Tahuti (Perfected’s glyph effect is more cooldown reduction based) because not only does it raise up the magical damage, you have a chance to call upon a meteor strike in a short radius with each successful hit of your abilities every once in a while. I can see this working in Nu Wa’s favor considerably well. For example, I could be in combat with my team and throw down Clay Soldiers, damaging an enemy God, then a second later call upon a meteor strike landing within a few meters. To be specific, it lands within a 15 meter radius, occurring every 30 seconds. This can also definitely combine extremely well with the Fire Shards

Build Item Calamitous Rod of Tahuti Calamitous Rod of Tahuti

Relic

Notes I almost always use Bracer of Radiance for increased damage when above half health and to assist my allied Gods, since this relic also acts as a Sentry Ward. Once I’ve gotten a chance to fully upgrade the relic, I go for Bracer of Illumination for the extra effect of using a light sprite to detect nearby enemies. For the secondary relic, I go for Belt of Frenzy to further increase allies’ damage output, and once it’s fully upgradable, I choose Belt of the Berserker

Notes

I almost always use Bracer of Radiance for increased damage when above half health and to assist my allied Gods, since this relic also acts as a Sentry Ward. Once I’ve gotten a chance to fully upgrade the relic, I go for Bracer of Illumination for the extra effect of using a light sprite to detect nearby enemies. For the secondary relic, I go for Belt of Frenzy to further increase allies’ damage output, and once it’s fully upgradable, I choose Belt of the Berserker

Build Item Bracer of Radiance Bracer of Radiance
Build Item Belt of Frenzy Belt of Frenzy

Consumable

Notes Although I start with 5 Multi Potions, Potion of Power is my go-to consumable in all modes. I always tend to buy these potions whenever I Recall or head back to the fountain ⛲️ however, it is totally optional. My team helps me earn so much extra Gold, I figure I’d spend it on them once hitting Level 10 & above. I personally love the red potions 🧪

Notes

Although I start with 5 Multi Potions, Potion of Power is my go-to consumable in all modes. I always tend to buy these potions whenever I Recall or head back to the fountain ⛲️ however, it is totally optional. My team helps me earn so much extra Gold, I figure I’d spend it on them once hitting Level 10 & above. I personally love the red potions 🧪

Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Potion of Power Potion of Power

Optional Item

Notes If you have plenty of Gold left over, feel free to buy these Potions of Power to increase your Magical Power. It is totally up to you, though. In modes such as Slash, Conquest, Joust etc. you should have a lot of Gold, depending on the performance of your teammates. Sometimes you get randoms that don’t even know what the hell they are doing or just end up running off dying, not taking their time being careful and coordinating effectively and throwing the game then giving up and surrendering. As long as you know how to play your chosen God (another issue people seem to have, where they just end up picking Gods they know nothing about and playing like complete trash 🗑️), shouldn’t be an issue. Lucky for me, I master Nu Wa extremely well

Notes

If you have plenty of Gold left over, feel free to buy these Potions of Power to increase your Magical Power. It is totally up to you, though. In modes such as Slash, Conquest, Joust etc. you should have a lot of Gold, depending on the performance of your teammates. Sometimes you get randoms that don’t even know what the hell they are doing or just end up running off dying, not taking their time being careful and coordinating effectively and throwing the game then giving up and surrendering. As long as you know how to play your chosen God (another issue people seem to have, where they just end up picking Gods they know nothing about and playing like complete trash 🗑️), shouldn’t be an issue. Lucky for me, I master Nu Wa extremely well

Build Item Potion of Power Potion of Power

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