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The Death God Of The Jungle

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9.7
by Abnorma1l updated March 8, 2023

Smite God: Hades

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Build Summary

Starter

Build Item Vampiric Shroud Vampiric Shroud
Build Item Tiny Trinket Tiny Trinket
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
3
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Wing Shard Wing Shard

Jungle

Notes You can interchange Fang and Claw I just like to buy Fang first since it's cheaper but might swap around the two items based on how the game is going and what I need

Notes

You can interchange Fang and Claw I just like to buy Fang first since it's cheaper but might swap around the two items based on how the game is going and what I need

Build Item Sacrificial Shroud Sacrificial Shroud
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang
Build Item Bancroft's Claw Bancroft's Claw
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Soul Gem Soul Gem
Build Item Doom Orb Doom Orb
Build Item Temporal Beads Temporal Beads
Build Item Aegis of Acceleration Aegis of Acceleration

Hades's Skill Order

Death From Below

1 X Y
Death From Below
2 15 16 18 19

Shroud of Darkness

2 A B
Shroud of Darkness
4 8 11 12 14

Devour Souls

3 B A
Devour Souls
1 3 6 7 9

Pillar of Agony

4 Y X
Pillar of Agony
5 10 13 17 20
Death From Below
2 15 16 18 19

Death From Below

1 X
Hades descends into the ground and erupts from below at his ground location, doing damage to all enemies in the area. If the enemy is Blighted, they are also Slowed. Applies Blight.

Ability Type: Circle, Leap, Damage
Damage: 70 / 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Slow: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Slow Duration: 2s
Radius: 20
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
Cooldown: 14s
Shroud of Darkness
4 8 11 12 14

Shroud of Darkness

2 A
Hades silences all enemies in a cone in front of him. If the enemy is Blighted, they are also Feared. Applies Blight.

Ability Type: Cone, Crowd Control
Silence: 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2s
Cost: 60
Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10s
Devour Souls
1 3 6 7 9

Devour Souls

3 B
Hades devours the souls of his enemies, dealing damage in an area around him. Blighted enemies hit by this ability are Detonated, dealing damage to enemies and healing your allies around the Detonated targets. Enemy gods only take 50% of the damage from Detonating Blights.

Ability Type: Circle, Heal, Damage
Damage: 75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235 (+70% of your Magical Power)
Detonated Damage: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+50% of your Magical Power)
Detonated Healing: 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80
Detonation Radius: 20
Radius: 20
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 10s
Pillar of Agony
5 10 13 17 20

Pillar of Agony

4 Y
Hades calls to all enemy souls nearby, creating a Vortex which drags targets toward him, dealing damage every .5s for 4s. For each enemy hit Hades reduces his ability cooldowns by 0.4s. If the enemy is Blighted, their Protections are reduced. Hades also gains Protections and 10% damage mitigation for the duration.

Ability Type: Circle, Vortex, Damage
Damage per Tick: 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 (+30% of your Magical Power)
Protections: 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160
Protections Debuff: 10% + 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30
Protections Debuff Lifetime: 4s
Radius: 30
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Hades Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Hades’s synergies

Ideal
3
Strong
0
OK
0
Low
0
None
0

Extended Build

How To Jungle As Hades

Hades isn't an unheard-of pick for Jungle but it's defiantly not common. As a jungle main I love to shake things up when I play since a lot of games go the same with rotations and ganks so I felt Hades was a fun way to test myself and I've only had fun so far

RUNNING ROTATIONS

When running your camps once you've hit level two your fastest way to take care of camps will be using your tp into the camp making sure to hit the NPCS and then using your AOE. As long as you've been leveling with the game and keeping up with items as you should've been the camps will almost always insta clear. One and Three will be your best friend throughout the game.
Note: If you need health and it's not the best time to recall you can use your life steal to clear a camp and gain at least half your bar back.


ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR ULT
Your rotation for a gank will be 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 3. Most of the time your ult should kill whoever is inside but if they manage to escape or survive your tp will be ready to use again and the next AOE should kill them.

IF YOU CANT ESCAPE
This is a big brain move I found on accident but, If you are being chased and you have no move to leave or to escape you can use your ult on a camp while fighting the god(s) that want you dead, since life steal works on gods and minions/camps you will be granted life steal from the camp and the players. By the time your ult Is done, you can just tunnel through the wall and you'll be safe unless they press on

It's very important to be aware of what's happening around you especially as a mage in the jungle but, if you stay on top of your rotations and gank when you need to you'll succeed. In most of my games, I will out-level the other jungeler by at least 2 or 3 levels. Don't over-extend or tunnel vision on a kill and you'll be diamond.

How To Use Hades Abilities

Hades 1 is a great move for escape but it's also the move you always want to start your engagements with. Since tunneling applies "Blight" it's important to hit this move to max your damage in a given engagement.

2 is your mute, this is also important since it can limit your target's ability to escape or to turn a fight on you while chasing in the jungle. It's important to remember that your mute won't stop an enemy's ult. When used this ability will also apply blight and if they are already blighted they will be applied a status effect called fear as well

Your 3 is the strongest ability in your kit when paired with the blight status effect. Blight will only take at max 50% of the enemy's health which is still a great amount of health and paired with the damage already on the AOE you will force a recall if they don't die. This AOE will also heal your allies that are around whoever you hit.

His 4 is a great way to force big picks, stay alive with life steal, and reduce cooldowns. This ult will pull anyone inside the AOE close to you dealing damage every .5s for 4s. For each enemy hit Hades reduces his ability cooldowns by 0.2s. If the enemy is Blighted, their Protections are reduced. Hades also gains Protection and 10% damage mitigation for the duration.

You'll work best with those who have a stun or a pull a.k.a Sylvanus, Scylla, Ares, etc.

You won't take point in team fights like most junglers do. You'll watch for their ADC, Solo or other jungler to get low and strike. It's ok to dip in and out of a fight because you'll be more useful alive, not dead.

With your ult in a team fight you can use it to either save your team OR finish big picks/ if their team is all under half health but it all depends on your teams' coms or what abilities/ ults they have.

Pros:
Huge yearly damage
Massive life steal
Not a common pick so people don't know what to expect
Fast camp clear
If used right can lead to mass team picks and quick kills

Cons:
Your primary damage is from abilities
Mana management

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