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The Complete Amaterasu Conquest Guide

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8.1
by Didacted updated December 17, 2020

Smite God: Amaterasu

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Amaterasu Build

Start

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
2

Frostbound Core

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer

Frostbound Defense

Notes While this build doesn't have a lot of hp, it makes Amaterasu nearly impossible to kill late game through Spirit Robe passive and the 40% CCR. Sell boots for Caduceus Shield or Toxic Blade if you need anti heal.

Notes

While this build doesn't have a lot of hp, it makes Amaterasu nearly impossible to kill late game through Spirit Robe passive and the 40% CCR. Sell boots for Caduceus Shield or Toxic Blade if you need anti heal.

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Frostbound Rush

Notes Sell boots for Caduceus Shield or Toxic Blade if you need anti heal.

Notes

Sell boots for Caduceus Shield or Toxic Blade if you need anti heal.

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Frostbound Hammer Frostbound Hammer
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb

Amaterasu's Skill Order

Divine Presence

1 X Y
Divine Presence
2 8 11 12 14

Heavenly Reflection

2 A B
Heavenly Reflection
1 3 6 7 9

Glorious Charge

3 B A
Glorious Charge
4 15 16 18 19

Dazzling Offensive

4 Y X
Dazzling Offensive
5 10 13 17 20
Divine Presence
2 8 11 12 14

Divine Presence

1 X
Amaterasu harnesses the power of her jewel, healing herself every second for 4s and creating a persistent aura that buffs nearby allied gods. Every time this ability is activated the aura switches between Valor and Benevolence.

Ability Type: Buff
Heal Per Tick: 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Benevolence Aura: 5 / 9 / 13 / 17 / 21% Move Speed
Valor Aura: 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 / 30 Bonus Power
Radius: 30
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 9s
Heavenly Reflection
1 3 6 7 9

Heavenly Reflection

2 A
Amaterasu charges her mirror for 5s. While the mirror is charging she takes decreased damage. By activating the ability again or at the end of the 5s she will fire her mirror straight ahead, dealing damage. The mirror can be charged by successfully attacking enemies or from taking damage, and will deal up to double the base damage when fully charged.

Ability Type: Line
Damage Mitigation: 7 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15%
Damage (Mirror): 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 / 190 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Damage (Full Charge): 140 / 200 / 260 / 320 / 380 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Range: 55
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 12s
Glorious Charge
4 15 16 18 19

Glorious Charge

3 B
Amaterasu shines light off of her sacred blade, silencing all enemies in front of her. She then dashes forward while dealing damage, piercing through minions and stopping at the first god hit.

Ability Type: Dash
Silence Duration: 1s
Dash Damage: 60 / 120 / 180 / 240 / 300 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Range: 55
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 16s
Dazzling Offensive
5 10 13 17 20

Dazzling Offensive

4 Y
Amaterasu focuses the power of the heavens into an impressive 3 strike combination attack. The 2nd hit will do 20% more base damage and slow enemies. The 3rd hit will do 40% more base damage and stun enemies. She must hit an enemy with the 1st hit to receive the increased damage and CC on the 2nd hit. The same rule applies to the 2nd and 3rd hits.

Ability Type: Cone
Damage (per Strike): 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Slow Duration: 2s
Stun Duration: 2s
Radius: 35
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 95 / 90 / 85 / 80 / 75s

Amaterasu Threats

Tap each threat level to view Amaterasu’s threats

Max
0
Major
2
Even
12
Minor
10
Tiny
4

Introduction

Amaterasu is a warrior who stands out from the pack because she excels in the mid to late game. While most warriors fall off and become less impactful as the game goes on, Ama's damage mitigation, objective shred, high mobility, and great team fight ultimate make her the best late game solo laner.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths:
- Good wave clear.
- Great buff secure.
- Built-in sustain.
- Built-in damage mitigation.
- Very safe and mobile.
- Great team fight ult.
- Good objective shred.
- Great late game.


Weaknesses:
- Bad early game.
- Her dash can be body blocked.

Relics

Amaterasu has more freedom that other solos when choosing her relics. She's not a lane pressure solo so she doesn't have to get Teleport Glyph, and she has a very easy time getting to the enemy backline so Blink Rune isn't necessary either. While both these relics are good, Ama has more options which allows her have a better impact in team fights. Magic Shell, Heavenly Wings, Belt of Frenzy, Horrific Emblem, and Phantom Veil, are all relics which are useful in team fights because they help Amaterasu and her team. Cursed Ankh counters healers and Sundering Spear destroys shields so it's mostly used to counter Nike. An upgraded Sunder makes the target take more damage and is good if you want to quickly blow up one person and take them off the map. Shield of Thorns is a relic that reflects damage back to people and is a solo laner's best tool when diving adc's.

Early Game

Start off by buying Warrior's Blessing and Chalice of Healing. If you're against a low pressure god buy Boots. If you're against a high pressure god get 2-3 Healing Potions or Multi Potions instead of boots. Good first relics are Blink Rune, Teleport Glyph, and Magic Shell.

Go to your blue buff and stay there until it spawns. Clear it as fast as possible and then head to the wave. Tell your jungler to do your blue before their back camps.

In lane just focus on clearing. Amaterasu wants to get out of the early game smoothly and the easiest way to do that is to clear the wave before it goes under your tower and stay safe.

Once you have 1550 gold, back and buy Ninja Tabi then return to lane.

Team Fights

As the solo laner and frontline during team fights you want to be initiating for your jungler and pressuring their backline so they're not free casting onto your team. Amaterasu wants to use her mobility to get onto the backline. Then she uses her 2 for the damage mitigation and Shield of Thorns if she's on the enemy adc. Amaterasu should do deal as much damage as possible to get the enemy to use their escape. After that, they can't get away from her ultimate Dazzling Offensive and will either die or have to use their relics. Ama should also use her ultimate to immune any CC that could potentially kill her.

With Frostbound Hammer, Amaterasu can keep punish an out of position enemy because they'll be forced to use their escape which then allows Ama to get her ultimate off on them. While Solos and Supports usually can't be killed by Amaterasu alone, the slow on Frostbound gives your teammates time to get there.

Tips and Tricks

When your team is on an objective, like the Fire Giant, before you go to zone, auto attack it three times so Amaterasu's passive Illuminating Strike procs. The Fire Giant would now take 10% more damage and be much easier to clear.

Just like the first tip, in team fights, you can quickly hit a tank to get your passive on them before you go onto the backline. The extra damage taken helps your carries kill them.

Amaterasu's aura buff on her first ability Divine Presence is extremely powerful. Not only does it give movement speed to help your team engage, retreat, or just rotate around the map faster, it also gives power in the other stance. This power on top of her passive is what lets her and her team shred objectives so easily.

Ama's dash silences enemies in front of her so she can use it to cancel channeled abilities like Jormungandr's Consuming Bellow or Cerberus's Ghastly Breath.

Amaterasu's second ability Heavenly Reflection gives her 15% damage mitigation while channeling so using it right before you get hit with high damage abilities can be a life saver and makes her much more tanky.

Conclusion

Amaterasu is an outstanding solo laner. Her great abilities and presence in team fights makes her shine in the mid to late game. With her only drawback being a weak early game, she has little counter play and can go unpunished most of the time. She only gets stronger as the game goes on which isn't a usual trait in other solo laners since most warriors have a bad late game. In the current meta, there is no reason to not play Amaterasu.

"Reflect damage onto enemies. Switch auras and provide a dazzling offensive."

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Big Damage (34) | September 30, 2020 8:55am
These builds are very good. Only thing I am curious about is why you go with Void Shield instead of Berserker's Shield on "Frostbound Rush"? Higher power and attack speed for 5% less pen will deal more damage with your autos especially when that is your focus for boxing in lane as the notes describe.

I could understand on an ability based build but not for a Frostbound Hammer build.
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Kriega1 (129) | September 30, 2020 8:58am
Yeah I think Void Shield can work but im not sure if Berserker's is the item you want to swap it with.
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Kriega1 (129) | September 29, 2020 8:56am
Consider mentioning Gaia, Pridwen, Spectral, as situationals.

Also this is just me but i’d Probably swap Cad Shield for Mantle in one of the Nemean builds (and mention cad shield as a boots replacement option instead). Especially from when they nerfed Nemean to need a little more prots to get 3 block stacks.
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Big Damage (34) | September 30, 2020 8:45am
Caduceus Shield should only really be built in a CDR ability build that focuses less on autos, which isn't really meta for her anymore since Berserker's Shield rework. So yeah Mantle of Discord, Spirit Robe or Gauntlet of Thebes, maybe even The Sledge if you're snowballing.

Not that it's a bad item but her heal isn't her main focus and most games have antiheal so there are better purchases for sure, like the aforementioned.
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