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The Beauty and the Goat | Cernunnos 4.7 In-Depth Conquest Guide

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by Bernardozomer updated April 26, 2017

Smite God: Cernunnos

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Cernunnos Build

Start (Choose either BP or DT)

Build Item Bluestone Pendant Bluestone Pendant
Build Item Death's Toll Death's Toll
Build Item Boots Boots
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
3
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
3

Item 1

Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi

Item 2

Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Ichaival Ichaival
Build Item Silverbranch Bow Silverbranch Bow

Items 3 and 4

Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Hastened Fatalis Hastened Fatalis

Item 5

Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane

Item 6

Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge

Full Build Example #1

Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Hastened Fatalis Hastened Fatalis
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick

Full Build Example #2

Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item The Crusher The Crusher
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais
Build Item Hastened Fatalis Hastened Fatalis
Build Item The Executioner The Executioner
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge

Relics

Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Sundering Spear Sundering Spear

Cernunnos's Skill Order

Shifter of Seasons

1 X Y
Shifter of Seasons
2 8 9 10 11

Bramble Blast

2 A B
Bramble Blast
1 3 6 7 12

Horn Charge

3 B A
Horn Charge
4 15 16 18 19

The Wild Hunt

4 Y X
The Wild Hunt
5 13 14 17 20
Shifter of Seasons
2 8 9 10 11

Shifter of Seasons

1 X
Cernunnos imbues his glaive with the power of the 4 seasons. Activating this ability rotates him through 4 different bonuses to his basic attacks.

Spring Growth: Bonus Physical Lifesteal
Summer Heat: Bonus Damage
Autumn Decay: Debuff for 10s
Winter Chill: Slows for 1.4s

Ability Type: Buff
Spring Growth: 6 / 8.25 / 10.5 / 12.75 / 15% Physical Lifesteal
Summer Heat: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+8% of your Physical Power)
Autumn Decay: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Reduced Physical Protections
Winter Chill: 9 / 10.5 / 12 / 13.5 / 15% Slow
Cost: None
Cooldown: 0s
Bramble Blast
1 3 6 7 12

Bramble Blast

2 A
Cernunnos fires a bramble forward in a line that roots and cripples a single enemy hit. Upon hitting an enemy, wall, or reaching max range it will explode dealing damage and spawning an area of brambles at the location. This area deals damage every .5s and persists for 5s.

Ability Type: Circle, Crowd Control, Damage
Damage: 55 / 90 / 125 / 160 / 195 (+75% of your Physical Power)
Root/Cripple Duration: 1s
Area Damage: 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 / 24 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 15s
Horn Charge
4 15 16 18 19

Horn Charge

3 B
Cernunnos charges forward, damaging and crashing through all types of enemies.

Ability Type: Dash, Damage
Damage: 70 / 125 / 180 / 235 / 290 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Range: 55
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 / 13s
The Wild Hunt
5 13 14 17 20

The Wild Hunt

4 Y
Cernunnos selects an area where The Wild Hunt will begin. After a 1s delay, enemies in the area will be damaged and Polymorphed into wild boars. Polymorphed targets are silenced, disarmed and slowed. Polymorph is not affected by diminishing returns.

Damage: 200 / 250 / 300 / 350 / 400 (+90% of your Physical Power)
Polymorph Duration: 1.5s
Slow: 20%
Radius: 25
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Introduction

Welcome to my guide to Cernunnos, The Horned God!



This is my third Smitefire guide, and I would appreciate feedback, as I'm constantly updating it; So feel free to comment - it greatly helps.


Regardless, let's move on to the big goat himself, Cernunnos!

Stats

Stats
Offensive
Defensive
Other
  • Mana: 220 (+37)
  • Damage: 40 (+2.5) +100% of your Physical Power
  • Range: 55 (+0)
  • Attack/sec: 1 (+1.4%)
  • Health: 480 (+80)
  • Physical Protection: 13 (+2.9)
  • Magical Protection: 30 (+0.9)
  • Hp5: 8 (+0.69)
  • Mp5: 4.5 (+0.32)
  • Speed: 365 (+0)
Note: Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level.

Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons


........ Pros ........

Powerful through all game
Build and Role Flexible
Shifter of Seasons gives you everything you need
High teamfight presence
....... Cons .......

Shifter of Seasons can be hard to master
Ultimate takes some time to activate
Somewhat long cooldowns
Mana must be carefully managed
[line]

Skills





skills

Combos

Simple combo:

> >

Initiate with some Autumn Decay AAs, then use Bramble Blast to keep your main target on place, and then quickly switch to Summer Heat and proceed to AA your enemy(ies) to death.
Further Information

Ultimate combo:

> > >

The same as above, but now you use your ultimate before you switch to Summer Heat.
Further Information

Chasing combo:

> > >

You should use this combo when chasing someone. First, apply the Autumn Decay debuff, then hit your enemy(ies) with Bramble Blast so that they get rooted, and proceed by dashing into your enemy and hitting them to death with the Winter Chill effect so that they can't escape.
Further Information

Items

No Crit (Jg and ADC)



No Crit (Jg and ADC)


With Crit (Jg and ADC)



Wind Demon
With Crit (Jg and ADC)


Relics



Relics


Warding

Warding

Gameplay

ADC


Jungle

Matchups

COMING SOON... I think... is someone interested in it?

Conclusion

Cernunnos is a powerful hunter that has everything that a hunter wants. He should be built with AS, power, penetration and crit if you want. I hope that I achieved what I wanted with this guide. Goodbye and so long!

Wait! Don't forget to check my other guides:

Also, I would like to credit some people that helped me to improve this guide:
CirclesAreRound
Branmuffin17
Technotoad64 (Grammar Correction)
Zilby (BB-Coding, Templates for Introduction and Items (Partially) sections)
xZeroStrike (BB-Coding, Templates for Stats, Pros & Cons and Items (Partially) sections.)

(If I forgot someone, please remind me!)

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1
JediFrog | August 5, 2017 7:02pm
HI! I'm new to Smite so I came to this website to find a good guide for Cernunnos (which I have found), but I was wondering what has happened to Hastened Fatalis, as I can't find it in the items section. Has it been changed or removed or has some other thing I cant think of been done to it? And if it has been removed, what item could I use instead? If you reply, thank you!!!
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Bernardozomer (33) | August 5, 2017 8:45pm
Hello and thanks for the comment! My guide is kinda outdated, and Fatalis was removed from the game. About a replacement:

Hirez wants to promote Atalanta's Bow as a replacement for Hastened Fatalis, but it's a terrible item (don't buy it).

Frostbound Hammer is also not a good alternative to it because it doesn't offer stats that a hunter usually wants, plus it's now nerfed for ranged gods, so it's also not a good option.

Good replacement options:
  • Wind Demon: it's like a better ABow, but it has crit so you must build at least one more crit item (preferably Deathbringer or Rage) if you buy it;
  • Ninja Tabi: this one gives you a lot of similar stats for a cheap price and doesn't hurt your power curve as fatalis did;
  • Toxic Blade and Witchblade: those items offer similar effects to fatalis, but also give you more survivability and help your entire team. Plus, they're cheap.

As you saw, there's really not a definitive replacement for fatalis (at least for now - maybe Atalanta's will get big buffs), but I think I answered your question.

DISCLAIMER: That guide wasn't updated for a while, there are new items in ADC builds now ( Shifter's Shield, Rage, Witchblade, Toxic Blade, plus the Qin's Sais (non-crit) build rote is now much more popular).

I hope you liked the guide :)
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JediFrog | August 5, 2017 9:02pm
toxic blade definitely looks like it was a replacement for hastened fatalis, but I wasn't sure, so thanks for confirming it! And the build is great!!! Thanks for making it! Outdated or not, it's really well put together and has helped me learn the hero before playing him! Thanks again, and I hope we meet in game at sometime!
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Bernardozomer (33) | March 30, 2017 9:28am
Guide was updated. Matchups section coming next update (probably).
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Bukso29 | May 10, 2017 12:10am
When are you going to upload the matchup section ?I m so excited about it.Anyways I would like to ask you abou the Hastened Fatalis changes(4.8). Do you think that is a core item still or should I buy it only when I m ahead?
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Bernardozomer (33) | May 10, 2017 4:03am
Hello Bukso! Thanks for the comment.

Don't worry, I will upload the matchup section when I update this guide to 4.8.
About the Fatalis change, it's still a good item but that shouldn't be built as early as we are used to. It should be considered as a luxury item now (5th, 6th slot), imo of course.
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Branmuffin17 (395) | March 28, 2017 2:22pm
Hey Bernardo,

Very well done so far. Looks like you're fine-tuning your guide style. I'll comment as I read through it.

How the F do you say this guy's name again?
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Bernardozomer (33) | March 28, 2017 4:21pm
Hello Bran, glad that you came here. Also glad that you noticed that I'm trying to stop having guides that look like a bunch of templates togheter. I still have some style changes in mind.

You pronnounce it like this: Kernunnos
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Branmuffin17 (395) | March 28, 2017 4:46pm
Hey Bern (rhymes with Cern, haha),

Regarding The Executioner or Titan's Bane as core, it totally depends on the matchup, I think. If you're facing a lot of tanky gods (and check what people are building), getting it a bit earlier than 6th could be good. If you're facing mostly squishies, and say for example you're doing a crit build, between The Crusher or Ichaival combined with Hastened Fatalis will tide you over on the pen side so you can finish Wind Demon and Deathbringer first.

When I was writing that sentence ("specifically you"), it sounded weird to the extent that I was speaking in a general "you." I wrote it the way I did because I know you've got the build knowledge, and figured you definitely would prefer to make it known that those items are basically core. I don't know if that explained anything, or if I talked myself in circles. Screw it.

Hmmm...I guess The Crusher may not be a bad solid #2 slotted item for a Jungler. He seems like an early aggressor, and the decent price, combined with power, flat pen, and the passive seems like it might be okay there.

You know, you don't HAVE to make a matchups section if you don't want to...it's your guide, you do what you want with it.
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Technotoad64 (46) | March 28, 2017 6:18am
Intro through Combos:
Quoted:
Remember of your passive when clearing camps.

*remember your passive
Quoted:
It provides everything any hunter want: Built-in lifesteal, extra damage, The Executioner and Frostbound Hammer effects.

*hunter could want or *hunter wants
*built-in (capitalization after colon is unnecessary)
Quoted:
This ability is also not affected by diminishing returns, so the polymorph will ALWAYS, no matter what, lasts for solids 2s.

*for a solid 2s.
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Technotoad64 (46) | March 28, 2017 6:45am
Items (No Crit):
Quoted:
Bluestone Pendant gives you no sustain like Death's Toll does but it lets you clear waves and camps better with Bramble Blast.

*Bluestone Pendant does not give you sustain like Death's Toll does, but
(Unclear wording. It kind of sounds like you're saying Death's Toll doesn't have sustain.)
Quoted:
Warrior Tabi is my preferred choice here because Cernunnos' has good scalings even at lower levels.

*Cernunnos' abilities have or *Cernunnos has
Quoted:
The Crusher isn't recommended to be build on most hunters, but Cernunnos make great use of all its status: Power, AS, Pen, and the "Fake CDR".

*be built on
*Cernunnos makes great
*its stats: Power,
Quoted:
Qin's Sais is one of the best items on the game when talking about power spikes.

*items in the
Quoted:
Because of Summer Heat's built-in extra power and because it synergyzes so well with Winter Chill (The famous "Frostalis", but without Frostbound Hammer).

*synergizes
Quoted:
So yeah, not too much reasons to NOT build it. Works better against squishy teams.

*too many reasons
("Much" is for things you can't count, like "I drank too much coffee" or "There's so much sand in my shoe, I can't feel my toes.", and is usually avoided in affirmative sentences. See more here.)
Quoted:
Bloodforge isn't recommended for most hunters, as it isn't a cheap item by any means and many hunters can benefit more of something else.

*more from something
Quoted:
This item helps a lot on teamfights and is meant to get that double, triple, quadra and penta kills.

*lot in teamfights
*that [...] kill or *those [...] kills
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Technotoad64 (46) | March 28, 2017 6:55am
Items (With Crit) and Relics:
Don't forget to change the errors here in text repeated from the previous section.
Quoted:
Really, there's no reason not to buy it if you choose to go for the crit build. Also synergyzes well with Hastened Fatalis.

*synergizes
Quoted:
Deathbringer is the ultimate crit item, as it simply let them be even more deadly.

*simply lets them
Quoted:
It will always save your life here and there and sometimes just waste 2s of your reviving time.

I have no idea what that means. What reviving time? How is it wasted?
Quoted:
Purification Beads let you escape almost any CC and should be picked if you often see yourself on those situations that you get CC-Chained to death and can't do anything else.

*Purification Beads lets you (Normally, what you have would be correct, but "Purification Beads" is a name, so it is singular.)
*yourself in those
Quoted:
Sundering Spear is an agressive relic that can be bought when you are ahead or on balanced games.

*aggressive
*or in balanced
Quoted:
It makes you able to kill an enemy much faster and helps your entire team on the process.

*team in the
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CirclesAreRound (14) | March 27, 2017 10:50am
Bluestone Pendant is a viable starter option on both roles, especially jungle.
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Bernardozomer (33) | March 27, 2017 11:37am
Should I include it?
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CirclesAreRound (14) | March 27, 2017 11:41am
It's up to you, just a suggestion. It's your guide.
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Bernardozomer (33) | March 27, 2017 10:37am
NEW GUIDE! Also my first non-guardian one, so FEEDBACK would be largely appreciated. It also may need some GRAMMAR CORRECTION.
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Technotoad64 (46) | March 27, 2017 10:58am
Oh boy, can't wait to get started. You wrote a lot, but at a glance, I'd say you're continually improving.
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Bernardozomer (33) | March 27, 2017 11:38am
Those English classes must serve a purpose, don't they?
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