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Thanatos: Loki 2.0 (WIP)

September 21, 2013 by UnknownPandr
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Insanely Risky Jungle Build

Smite God: Thanatos

Item Purchase Order


Build Item Hand Of The Gods (Old)
Build Item Bumba's Mask
Build Item Potion of Physical Might
Build Item Healing Potion

When you get back

Build Item Heartseeker Build Item Ninja Tabi

Now when you get back

Build Item Void Shield Build Item Bloodforge Build Item Qin's Blades Build Item Deathbringer

Double stuns with ult or steal gf and fg

Build Item Hand Of The Gods (Old) Build Item Fist of the Gods


Build Item Shield of Regrowth Build Item Soul Eater Build Item Rage Build Item Witchblade Build Item Frostbound Hammer Build Item Titan's Bane

God Skill Order

Death Scythe

Death Scythe 1 3 6 7 11 key bind

Scent of Death

Scent of Death 2 4 10 12 14 key bind

Soul Reap

Soul Reap 8 15 16 18 19 key bind

Hovering Death

Hovering Death 5 9 13 17 20 key bind


Hello everybody this is my guide for Thanatos. I'll be talking about Thanatos jungle, one of my favorite rules in smite. I love jungle, because it gives you such an advantage and makes you feel damn well good once you gank your lane properly, but enough of that.

You do not know how many times I pressed publish by accident on this guide. ; ~ ;

Pros / Cons


    Every kill heals
    Has insane jungle sustain
    Has Decent CC
    Can see enemy's through the map
    AoE on 3rd Basic Attack
    Skills use health.
    Has no escapes, besides Hovering Death and Scent of Death.
    Cannot be Shutdown early.
    Skills hard to Land.


Harvester of Souls

Enemy gods within his ultimates execute threshold are revealed to Thanatos. Dealing the killing blow to enemies also empowers Thanatos, granting him health based on the max hp of his target, 20% if it's a god, 10% if it's a minion.

Now this passive is very nice, because with your low mana spells and your Bumba's Mask you'll have great jungle sustain.
Death Scythe

Thanatos flings his scythe at an enemy, dealing 100/170/240/310/380 (+60% of your physical power) damage and an additional 10% of the targets current health against enemy gods. Enemies hit are slowed by 20% for 3s and heal Thanatos by 50% of damage dealt. Consumes 10% of Thanatos max hp when used.

NOW THIS SKILL IS SCARYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, *Ahem*. So this is your main damaging skill, it does tons of damage and SLOWS! But, problem is people can body block and dodge. But all and all if you can hit this skill, it's quite deadly, so never underestimate.

Scent of Death

Thanatos senses death, removing and gaining immunity to slow effects and gaining 10/15/20/25/30% move speed and 15/20/25/30/35 physical penetration for 6s. His move speed bonus doubles when moving toward an enemy god within the instant kill threshold of his ultimate. Consumes 5% of Thanatos max hp when used.

So this skill is pretty amazing, it gives you movement speed and the best thing ever: penetration! So use this skill when you start when you start a battle or get to jungle camp to jungle camp. This build makes you get a much more risky start, but it's the best start if you use it correctly, because you can clear camps fast and have a nice 20 physical power boost right at the start.

Soul Reap
Thanatos swings his scythe, dealing 100/150/200/250/300 (+80% of your physical power) physical damage and silencing enemies he hits for 0.5/.75/1.00/1.25/1.5s. Thanatos moves at a reduced rate while swinging. Consumes 5% of Thanatos max hp when used.

Now this skill is very nice, it does good damage and silences, but what else? It's an AoE! The downside I really hate about is it slows you once you swinging it, so you need to hit your Death Scythe so you can hit it properly without them running away. I get this around a later level most of the the mainly, because to gank all you need is my Death Scythe and your good. This skill can get you killed early game mainly, because it can slow you once your casting it and they can dodge it sometimes. Save this skill for levels 8-10. If your following the guide correctly you level up in no time!

Hovering Death

Thanatos flaps his wings and goes airborne for 5s, unable to be hit. During this time, he move unimpeded with 100% additional speed and can click to pounce to his target location, dealing 90/125/160/195/230 (+80% of your physical power) damage. Enemies below a 24/28/32/36/40% health threshold are instantly killed. All others are stunned for 1s. Consumes 15% of Thanatos max hp when used.

Now this is THE SCARIEST!!! If enemy's fall beyond a percentage of health, they instantly die. I bet your saying OP!!11!!!1 But it's actually pretty hard to land and this is the skill that uses the most health, so if you miss your in big trouble. You don't always need to use this for an instant kill, you can use this to start teamfights.


So as thanatos to me I like building him insanely risky, because hes quite hard, his skills use, health and his a get kills or get kills god, so why not rule the bets higher?

So I saw this build in a tournament, so I tryed it out and this works extremly with Thanatos with the Hand of the Gods and the bumbas mask combo work really well with his passive. So now that you got these two items where are boots gunna fit? Well that's why you get Potion of Might aka Red Pot. This is insanely rishy, because with thanatos if hes shut down hes done and with this build he cannot be SHUT DOWN.

Now I like to get Ninja Tabi mainly, because you don't need to penetration from Warrior Tabi since your already gunna have max penetration. Focused VoidBlade is just realy nice, because it gives you some nice protections and gives you a very, very nice amount of penetration you I like to get this for it's penetration and so I won't be as squishy. Your basic's combo'ed with Scent of Death will do an quite alot of damage early game and with your Death Scythe you'll be able to take out Tanks and Carries in no time. Now Heartseeker is another part of my risky build it'll allow you do alot of damage plus your penetration? Who wouldn't wanna get this! Attack speed is almost not a big deal with this build. You just need to remember don't play too risky, because you don't wanna lose your stacks.

Now Blood Forge is so strong on Thanatos and he needs lifesteal late game, because his health cost can kill him in team fights and it'll really kill you if your teammates don't give the kills so you can regen. And your gunna need it when your skills are on cooldown, but with your Scent of Death get ready to destroy everybody, even carries! Now Rage is an item I don't really like on Thanatos, but it seems the most popular so I went with it. I still am, in the process of trying to find a new item to change this with. But Rage is still quite a nice item with your items and Scent of Death. So, Deathbringer is a most have on ANY ASSASSIN OR CARRIE. Giving you a very nice physical power boost and some crit chance while making them do more DAMAGE!The problem with is it's very pricy, but if your following the guide correctly you should be building it in no time.

Solo Laners / Junglers

Now this section will list, who will be your solo laner and who you'll be fighting againt in the jungle.

* = Easy
* = Medium
* = Hard

[ * ] Hun Batz: Now Hun Batz is an insanely hard jungle to fight. He can easily counter jungle you with Overhand Smash and with his 50% crit rate he can burst you down quite easily. You most avoid most of skills to actually fight him, because at any moment he can pop Fear No Evil and easily change the entire fight.

[ * ] Arachne: She's a pretty hard jungle, but the recent patch they nerfed her hard, but that doesn't mean she can't destroy you. Aslong as she has Drain Life she can easily change the tide of a battle, but if you can end the fight quickly with a silence from Soul Reap and then finish off with Death Scythe you can easily shut her down early in the jungle. Just abouse your Hand of the Gods, because she can clear out camps easily with no effort.

[ * ] Fenrir: Fenrir is a pretty scary jungle a little joke me and my friend call him is Baghoul, but that's not the point. If you try to fight him in the jungle you better get ready, because Fenrir is one of the mobile gods in the game. Fenrir can easily start a fight with Brutalize and do decent, but you have the advantage, because you have a Silence so you can cancel it easily. His biggest deal is his Seething Howl, because he gets damage and lifesteal so he can easily outlast you in battle, but you have penetration so you can kill this Bruiser with ease.

[ * ] Kali: So Kali can be defeated with the up most ease, because if you shut her down in the jungle she basicly done. A thing you most avoid is fighting her with her full combo, because she can do high burst with Blood Lash and do lots of damage over time with her attack speed and bleed outs, but you can shut her down with Death Scythe when she uses Siphon Blood, but make sure to use Soul Reap, before she can activate Kali Rage or Frenzy.

Solo Laners:

[ * ] Chang'e: She's an amazing solo laner for you, because you gank the lane she can provide heals for you and a double stun if you gank with Hovering Death. A pretty big thing is her ult, because once she sets it if you two will alot of damage most likely enough for you to use Hovering Death(If you haven't used it, of course). Chang'e can most likely hold off or win it, because of her Moonlit Waltz and her low cooldown on Crescent Moon Dance. Just remember to stay near her at all times when your ganking, because she can provide you with heals, protection, and mana.

[ * ] Odin: Now this guy quite amazing solo lane, because he can use Ring of Spears and you come down Hovering Death and you two just cause havoc! His attack speed buff is insanely good to you and the way you can slow and his jump can close the distance. Why wouldn't any solo laner pick this guy? Just remember sometimes his Ring of Spears can kill you if hes not careful. Don't forgot that you two do insane damage and almost nobody escapes you two with your double slows and gap closers.

[ * ] Hercules Now this is another good one you two can get round up enemy's and bring them to CC city! Once he hits his combo with Earthbreaker and Driving Strike it's up to you to hit then with your Soul Reap and then you two can finish enemys off easily with Hovering Death, Death Scythe, and [[Excavate. He has built in tankiness and damage so he's an ideal solo lane.

Ganking Methods

Now pretty much a big thing you do as a jungler is Ganking Lanes. So the lanes you mainly wanna gank is Solo Lane and Mid Lane.(Hopefully your side should be carring nicely) So you should start a gank with hitting the carry with Death Scythe or using Hovering Death to stun the carry and the tank. If you started a battle with Death Scythe you should be able to clean up with Hovering Death. A big thing is once you get Soul Reap You can easily counter the mid, because hes most likely a mage, so if you have a team mate with some sort of stun or root this can make ganking INSANELY easy.

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Creeping Curse: (They don't have the icon for weakening curse yet) Weakening curse is an item that counters Thanatos a lot late game, because it lowers how mobile he can be and the biggest thing about him: Harvester of Souls and your lifesteal. If you see somebody with Weakening Curse it's best if you use a full combo on there team then Hovering Death outta there while they waste there weakening curse.

Aegis Amulet: Now aegis amulet is another big counter to Thanatos reason being it counters your abiltly's hard such as Death Scythe and Hovering Death which are your main skills to finish off an enemy. A thing you most wait for is when they pop there Aegis Amulet in the fight so you can finish them off it's best to Soul Reap then finish them off with Death Scythe, but if you can't use Hovering Death if it's your last resort.

Combat Blink: Now this active is another thing that can really screw you over. Things people can do is wait till you use Death Scythe then blink away. And if there Blink masters they can pretty much time combat blink to dodge Hovering Death it really ruins your play stype, but as long as you can use Soul Reap and do damage with basics then wait for the blink and Scent of Death with Death Scythe it should be a easy kill for you.


Spiked Shell: Now everything about this active works againt you. Your skills use health if you damage somebody while this is on them you take more damage! Even when your basic attacking, it's very scary active when your playing Thanatos. This be super annoying when somebody pops it on there entire team, because you can't do anything. The damage throw really counters you, you can easily break the protections, but stay away from people who have this or else your gunna be in some big trouble.


Now as jungler Thanatos I most get this out of the way BLUE BUFF IS NOT FOR YOU, You most give it to your mid lane or solo lane reason being is as thanatos you don't look at your mana you look at your health at all times, because thanatos is not mana consuming at all. There's going to be almost never a time where you say "I'm low on mana". The main thing you need to keep track of is your health and skills. You need ask yourself these questions: "Will I have enough health to kill the target and get out safely?" "With my current health should I ult even though I lack proper health to most likely get out alive?" "Should I use some kind of skill to escape, or will it just quicken my death?". These are insanely important questions when your playing Thanatos. What you most do is most be afraid and depend on minons, because you have Hand of the Gods you can easily walk over to a group minions and kill up or even though your at low health you can most likely get the kill by quickly starting a fight with Death Scythe. Now when your starting off activate your Potion of Physical Might right when the camp spawns tank it and tell your teammates for the last hits. Get your buff and then Hand of the Gods at the last buff camp your at. Remember to always engage on a lane with Death Scythe if you can't land it then you've most likely failed your gank and died. Remember don't just rushy in blindly with Scent of Death wait for a perfect moment for like you need to keep pressure on the carry or to catch enemy's who are running away. When teamfights start you most have Bloodforge so you can last in it, because your skills use health and you'll be aimed and no doubt about it when you ult in. Try to get the enemy's in a big group once you use Soul Reap. Try to help get carries or casters with Death Scythe, but if a tank gets in the way you can scare him with Death Scythe and your amazing penetration and damaged based on health. Remember your a tank smasher so don't be afraid to fight them it's your job to help the team with Soul Reap and hold off the tanks with Death Scythe and Hovering Death.


Thanks for checking out my guide, I hope you find this helpful. Don't forget to check out my Loki and Ra guides.

~ Loki Guide ~

~ Ra Guide ~

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