Help Support Our Growing Community

SmiteFire is a community that lives to help every Smite player take their game to the next level by having open access to all our tools and resources. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting us in your ad blocker!

Want to support SmiteFire with an ad-free experience? You can support us ad-free for less than $1 a month!

Go Ad-Free
Click to open network menu
Click to open network menu
Gods Guides Skills Members Items
Join or Log In
Smitefire logo

Join the leading SMITE community.
Create and share God Guides and Builds.

Create an MFN Account






Or

The Complete Cu Chulainn Conquest Guide

8686 7
5 Votes
Vote
Vote

Smite God: Cu Chulainn

Build Guide Discussion (7) More Guides

Purchase Order

Standard Tanky Notes Buy Warrior Tabi instead Defense Greaves if you're confident you can kill the enemy solo laner early. The 5th item slot is whatever you need defensively. You can buy Spectral Armor if they buy crit. You can get extra magical defense like Pestilence or Genji's Guard if you need it. Sell Boots for Brawler's Beat Stick if you need anti heal or Heartseeker if you don't.

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Reinforced Greaves Reinforced Greaves
Build Item Stone of Gaia Stone of Gaia
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Lane Bully Notes Sell boots for Heartseeker. Get Brawler's Beat Stick if you need antiheal. Buy Genji's Guard instead of Pridewen if you need more magical defense. This build is for snowballing and not good if you can't get ahead.

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item The Sledge The Sledge
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Glad Shield Tanky Notes Sell boots for Brawler's Beat Stick instead of Heartseeker if you need anti heal. This build is for patch 7.10 (after Glad shield's buff).

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Reinforced Greaves Reinforced Greaves
Build Item Stone of Gaia Stone of Gaia
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Health/Movespeed Notes While not as good as a defense build, it works well into magical adc's who can't buy Qin's Sais. Sell boots for Void Shield if you need physical defense, and Genji's Guard if you need magical defense. This is the anti Freya build.

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item The Sledge The Sledge
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Cu Chulainn's Skill Order Notes Max Spear of Mortal Pain(4), Barbed Spear (1), Salmon's Leap (3), Vent Anger (2). Don't put a point into Vent Anger until you have to.

Barbed Spear / Ground Slam

Barbed Spear / Ground Slam

1 X
1 3 6 7 10
Vent Anger

Vent Anger

2 A
14 15 16 18 19
Salmon's Leap / Furious Charge

Salmon's Leap / Furious Charge

3 B
2 4 8 11 12
Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry

Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20
Array ( [major] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 108 [display_name] => Mulan [url] => mulan ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Mulan is Cu Chulainn's worst lane matchup because he relies on gaining pressure and getting ahead to be impactful. Cu Chulainn's early game before boots isn't very good and Mulan's is outstanding. While she's not as good in teamfights, she can bully Cu Chulainn early on and get him behind. Note that once you get boots, she becomes less of a threat because you can fight into her. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 16 [display_name] => Sun Wukong [url] => sun-wukong ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Sun Wukong is a major threat until you buy boots because he easily out pokes and out clears you. As long as you hold out, once you get your boots power spike and your ult, you'll be fine. Jump his ultimate and his 1. If you get pressure try to keep him in lane. Wukong's love to run around and farm until team fights happen. ) ) [even] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 94 [display_name] => Achilles [url] => achilles ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => A 50/50 matchup that can go either way. Jump his 1 and his execute. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 96 [display_name] => Baron Samedi [url] => baron-samedi ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Jump his 3,2 or 3,2,1 combo. If you hold your jump when his ult's up, you'll be fine. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 57 [display_name] => Cabrakan [url] => cabrakan ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Don't fight him. You'll lose trades early but he won't kill you. After you get boots you'll be fine. ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 81 [display_name] => Camazotz [url] => camazotz ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => He can fight into you early but after you get boots it should be smooth sailing from there. Space so you don't get 1'd and 2'd on cooldown. ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 110 [display_name] => Cthulhu [url] => cthulhu ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Another sleeper lane. You can try to kill him if he gets ahead but it's easier to just take his blue. ) [5] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 14 [display_name] => Guan Yu [url] => guan-yu ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => His 3 and his ultimate do massive damage. Try not to fight him and stalemate the lane. Very rarely will you get a chance to kill him and if Guan Yu catches you out, he will kill you. ) [6] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 99 [display_name] => King Arthur [url] => king-arthur ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => A 50/50 matchup that can go either way. Don't let him use all his abilities on you, if you want to all in him be wary of his damage. ) [7] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 102 [display_name] => Set [url] => set ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Set gets out pressured by Cu Chulainn early game and can easily be killed by Cu Chulainn's first transformation at level 2. Set's level 5 and beyond is pretty scary if he's even or ahead since Cu Chulainn can't really get away. Set also has great blue secure and can dash over larger walls than Cu Chulainn. ) [8] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 111 [display_name] => Tsukuyomi [url] => tsukuyomi ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Jump his 2. Don't let him spam his 1 on you. ) [9] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 41 [display_name] => Tyr [url] => tyr ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => You won't kill him. He won't kill you. Be careful near his tower line. ) ) [minor] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 72 [display_name] => Amaterasu [url] => amaterasu ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Be careful later one around 10 minutes. She'll always outbox you. I would just ignore and out clear this god. Jump her ultimate. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 90 [display_name] => Artio [url] => artio ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Easy lane, just very annoying to 1v2 when you get ganked by their jungler. Pressuring her blue is very good but can be dangerous if your jungler isn't nearby. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 63 [display_name] => Bellona [url] => bellona ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Don't box her. Jump her 2 and her ult. She will out clear you early. ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 93 [display_name] => Cerberus [url] => cerberus ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Try to out farm him and rotate. He doesn't appreciate waves being pushed into his tower. You can jump his ult. ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 78 [display_name] => Erlang Shen [url] => erlang-shen ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Don't fight him after he gets Berserker's Shield online. Focus on out clearing him and 1 him before his ult goes off. ) [5] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 28 [display_name] => Hercules [url] => hercules ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Don't box him, you can kill him when you transform but be careful around his tower line. You can jump his ultimate and his 2. ) [6] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 101 [display_name] => Jormungandr [url] => jormungandr ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Stalemated lane. Jump his 2 and try to pressure his blue. ) [7] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 85 [display_name] => Kuzenbo [url] => kuzenbo ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => As long as you don't get pushed through the wave, this match up is easy. ) [8] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 53 [display_name] => Osiris [url] => osiris ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => It's a 50/50 matchup when boxing but as long as you out clear him (which will be an easy task) there should be no problems. ) [9] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 9 [display_name] => Sobek [url] => sobek ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Just farm and leave him alone in lane. Take his blue and back camps. He won't be able to stop you. Jump his ult. ) [10] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 21 [display_name] => Vamana [url] => vamana ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Try to get pressure and keep him in lane. A Vamana just wants to run around and farm. Don't attack him while he's ulting. ) [11] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 69 [display_name] => Xing Tian [url] => xing-tian ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => He's just like Sobek. Take his blue and get out of lane. Only come back for waves. Don't fight him and jump his 2 and ult. ) ) [tiny] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 47 [display_name] => Chaac [url] => chaac ) [scoreVal] => 5 [notes] => Don't even bother fighting him. Poke him for your Warrior's Blessing stacks and jump his ultimate. You're never killing him and he's never killing you. ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 83 [display_name] => Nike [url] => nike ) [scoreVal] => 5 [notes] => She's just like Chaac. Ignore her for the most part. Get your stacks. Don't get pushed into her tower. ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 11 [display_name] => Odin [url] => odin ) [scoreVal] => 5 [notes] => Just outclear him. He won't be killable. Same as Nike and Chaac. ) ) [extreme] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 3 [display_name] => Hades [url] => hades ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => Nothing you can do here. If you catch them out you might get a kill but in all likelihood you'll be clearing waves under tower for 10 minutes. ) ) ) 1

Cu Chulainn' Threats

Maximum
1
Major
2
Even
10
Minor
12
Tiny
3
Click each Level on the left to view
Cu Chulainn' threats

Introduction

Cu Chulainn is a high damage lane bully in the solo lane. He excels in the early game and dominates in mid game team fights. Like most warriors, Cu Chulainn falls off in the late game because can no longer fight well into adc's but still retains his ability to 100-0 most squishies and is hard to lock down.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths:
- Good early pressure after level 5 and you've bought boots.
- Very good clear and poke.
- Can easily bully lower pressure solo lane picks and snowball.
- Cu Chulainn can run the game once he's ahead. He easily 1v3s and can 100-0 almost every squishy with his 1,3,Ult combo mid game.
- He's extremely hard to lock down because he has both a dash and a CC immune ult in each form.

Weaknesses:
- Gets out pressured by some gods before he buys boots and gets around level 5.
- Falls off late game
- Can't do much from behind.
- No built-in sustain in his kit.

Relics

On Cu Chulainn you always want to go Blink Rune. You get it first if you don't want Teleport Glyph or second if you do. I recommend teleport against gods who can match your pressure and blink against gods who are low pressure. If you go blink first, your second relic will usually be Shield of Thorns - but Cursed Ankh, Magic Shell, Sundering Spear, Heavenly Wings, and Phantom Veil are all situational and are very valuable for your team. Note that they should all be upgraded as soon as possible besides Phantom. Ankh into teams with a lot of heals. Getting it into Vamana is a must. Upgraded shell is very good for keeping your backline alive when against gods like Mercury, Thor, and Loki who rely on their basic attacks to secure kills after ulting. Sundering Spear is only bought vs Nike so you can delete the massive shield she gets when ulting. Sprint is great vs gods with AoE slows like Ymir, Yemoja and Chaac but its upgraded form is great at helping run down immobile gods who rely on slows to keep enemies away like Freya. Phantom Veil is for Odin but can also be useful against Yemoja and Cabrakan. Beads. while not recommended as you have your jump and ult can be bought sometimes into heavy CC comps.

Early Game

Start off by buying Warrior's Blessing and Chalice of Healing. If you're against a low pressure god buy Boots and Blink Rune. If you're against a high pressure god get 2-3 Healing Potions instead of boots and get Teleport Glyph instead of blink.

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. When you go berserk you should clear the wave and then do the Totem of Ku for your team. If you're confident you can kill the enemy solo laner, do that instead. As soon as you can afford full boots, return to base and buy them.

Once you get back you can probably kill the other solo, just remember they also have boots. In some matchups you can 1v2 the enemy solo and their jungle from this point onward until late game.

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. Usually how this works is you blink in, ult as many people as you can so you build up your rage (focus on ulting their adc and mid), get your 1 and your 3 off on a squishy and then transform and use your other 3 abilities. You'll be killing whoever you focus unless they have shell or aegis. Cu Chulainn is very disruptive in fights with his AoE knockup and tremble. He can also push people away from their team. The disruption helps your jungler go in and help you kill the backline. Pushing people to your team is good but it usually means you're giving their other teammates breathing room so there's a time and a place for that. Be careful diving their backline late game. Blink ulting is still advised but staying around for too long will let their adc shred you.

Tips and Tricks

Salmon's Leap is a great ability for dodging damage as it has almost no start up. You can jump over almost every ability on reaction. Make sure you land on the god who's trying to hit you unless you're trying to run from them.

When people run from you, auto attack them until they get out of range and then use your abilities, you do a lot more damage this way. I would only immediately use your abilities when you want some quick poke or when securing a kill.

Holding your ultimate so you can immune CC is very important. It helps keep you alive in fights and is one of the things that allows Cu Chulainn to take fights that other warriors can't.

Fight the enemy solo laner in the wave. you can 1,3 them and the wave because they're both line abilities and your 1 stuns minions so you take less damage from them.

When you take 1v2s or 1v3s, try to line up the enemy gods and hit them both with each ability. It doesn't feel too important. but you end up racking a lot of damage and can get double or even triple kills instead of just killing one god and then getting out.

Conclusion

All in all Cu Chulainn, is a strong pick in the Solo Lane. He can easily punish weaker gods and get a sizeable lead which lets him be a menace to the enemy backline in team fights.

"Control your rage for the right moment and thEN SMASH EVERYTHING."

Quick Comment

You need to log in before commenting.

[-] Collapse All Comments

Sort Comments By
2
[-]
Branmuffin17 (328) | October 1, 2020 5:13pm
Looks solid to me, nice job Didacted.
1
[-]
Gulfwulf (75) | September 21, 2020 12:05am
Nice guide, but you only have four points in Barbed Spear / Ground Slam. And is Vent Anger really so bad that you wait until level 14 to put a point in it? Why not put one in at level 4, then leave it for last? While it doesn't really do damage, it is a good way to prevent you from going berserk before you're ready to.
1
[-]
Didacted | September 21, 2020 5:30pm
Vent Anger isn’t worth leveling until you have to. The 5th point in barbed spear was a mistake. For some reason my version is updated when I log in but not for others.
1
[-]
Gulfwulf (75) | September 21, 2020 6:35pm
You'll need to republish every time you save changes. It's showing up now, but wasn't when I first looked at the guide.
1
[-]
Kriega1 (115) | September 21, 2020 2:15am
You don’t need to prevent rage transforms early in Solo.... that’s why you don’t level it till late
1
[-]
Gulfwulf (75) | September 21, 2020 7:27am
Makes sense. When would put your final point into your 1, though?
Load more comments (1 more replies) →
Loading Comments...
Load More Comments
League of Legends Build Guide Author Didacted
The Complete Cu Chulainn Conquest Guide
5 Votes
Vote
Vote
Table of Contents

SMITEFire is the place to find the perfect build guide to take your game to the next level. Learn how to play a new god, or fine tune your favorite SMITE gods’s build and strategy.

Copyright © 2019 SMITEFire | All Rights Reserved