Lots of my explanation for builds is in the notes tabs.
Hello, and welcome to my first ever Smitefire build! I have been playing Smite for about 6 years now, starting when the game was still in open beta, i even have the avatar icon to prove it! Thanatos was the first god I ever got to diamond, and now that I understand the game even better, I love him so much more. This is not a weird or complicated Thanatos build, it is actually pretty generic. But, if you play smart, I can almost guarantee that you are going to have a high fragging game.
I made a video of my demoing the build:
In this area, I am just going to talk about a few of the situational items that I did not go into too much detail above.
Void Shield can be used in order to have better chances of survival when fighting against physical gods. If you are having trouble with an enemy physical, then I would recommend this replacing The Crusher or Runeforged Hammer with Void Shield and possibly building Hydra's Lament an item later.
Ancile is an item I would use just like Void Shield except for magical gods. If the enemy middle or solo lane mage is causing you trouble in your gank attempts, then pick up this item.
Soul Eater is an item you can pick up if you don't want to risk losing too much power, but you're still having trouble staying alive. Check the notes section that applies to this item above for more explanation.
I think Magi's Cloak is a terrific item on Thanatos because it is one more thing that lets you get kills un-interfered. I love this item of Thanatos and highly recommend if you are having trouble with CC heavy gods/team comps.
Mantle of Discord is a full defense item you can get in place of Runeforged Hammer if you are having trouble staying alive. The stun it provides can also help you turn fights and get kills with your Death Scythe. However, it is very expensive.
Masamune is a great item to have for mid to late game team fights, when both teams are more grouped up. It's extra protections, power, and movement speed is a fantastic compliment to Thanatos' kit.
First thing any jungler should know, your jungle route. For this build I follow the basic season 6 route that is in the current meta.
I start at the speed buff with the middle laner, then move to the small xp camp, then to the solo's blue buff (try to let the solo lane get the experience from the buff, but do not wait longer than a couple seconds for them). From there I will look to see if the enemy solo lane is in a position to be killed with a Blink Death Scythe, and if not I move to the midcamps.
Normally, if you cleared at the correct speed, you will meet the enemy jungle here. If you do, you'll almost always want to fight it. Your Death Scythe gives good early game damage as well as healing! Now, if you miss the Death Scythe, just back off. You lost the fight, welcome to Thanatos. If you do not meet the enemy jungler you can try to gank the enemy middle lane with a surprise blink. After that, clear the red buff, then purple, then look for a gank duo or get the back side camp on the duo side and restart your route. (If you are ever low, look for a camp to clear. With assassin's blessing, your passive, and Death Scythe, you can heal quite a lot from one camp).
It is incredibly important to learn how to auto cancel on Thanatos, it increases your damage output dramatically, especially with Hydra's Lament. Basically, my normal gank combo (on squishy targets) is Ultimate, auto-attack, 1, auto-attack, 3, then chase with my 2 if needed. This combo will kill pretty much any squishy target very quickly. Now if they are a little more tanky, I would save my ult for it's execute potential and engage with a blink or just my 2 as a speed boost.
This is my first ever SmiteFire build guide. I just thought "Hey, I've been playing the game for 6 years, why not do one on my first diamond god?"
If you would like for me to expand on this build, please let me know in the comments tab. Also let me know how you play Thanatos and any items you use, and I will consider adding them to the build if I see their purpose.
Also, please don't be toxic, I'm a really chill guy who just loves this game.
Ya'll have a great day now! Get to slaying!!!
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