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The Earth Mother (Season 5 Terra Support Guide for Conquest)

February 18, 2018 by NKE07
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Build 1
Build 2

Items and Starts

Smite God: Terra

Item Purchase Order

Start 1(Sustain)

Build Item Guardian's Blessing
Build Item Shoes
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Multi Potion
Build Item Multi Potion
Build Item Multi Potion

Start 2 (Vision)

Build Item Guardian's Blessing Build Item Chalice of the Oracle Build Item Multi Potion Build Item Multi Potion Build Item Multi Potion Build Item Multi Potion Build Item Multi Potion

Core Items

Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Build Item Sovereignty Build Item Heartward Amulet

Replacements for Core Items

Build Item Stone of Binding Build Item Jade Emperor's Crown Build Item Void Stone Build Item Pestilence

Against Burst CC

Build Item Spirit Robe Build Item Mantle of Discord Build Item Magi's Cloak

Multiple Enemy ADC or Crit

Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Build Item Midgardian Mail Build Item Spectral Armor

Cooldowns

Build Item Relic Dagger Build Item Breastplate of Valor Build Item Genji's Guard

Against Executes

Build Item Mail of Renewal Build Item Stone of Gaia

Multiple AA Allies

Build Item Shogun's Kusari

Against Stealth

Build Item Mystical Mail

Relics

Build Item Heavenly Wings Build Item Horrific Emblem Build Item Magic Shell Build Item Meditation Cloak Build Item Belt of Frenzy Build Item Cursed Ankh Build Item Phantom Veil Build Item Purification Beads


God Skill Order

Force of Nature

Force of Nature 2 8 11 12 14 key bind

Crushing Earth

Crushing Earth 1 15 16 18 19 key bind

Monolith

Monolith 3 4 6 7 10 key bind

Terra's Blessing

Terra's Blessing 5 9 13 17 20 key bind


The Earth Mother (Season 5 Terra Support Guide for Conquest)

NKE07
February 18, 2018


Introduction


Revision History


Welcome to my guide on my favorite and most played god in SMITE, Terra. This guide will focus on how to make the most of Terra in the support role in season 5. Terra can also be played with some success in the solo lane, however she is best suited to be played as a support, and that is what this guide will focus on.

Terra's kit contains the following elements:

AOE damage
AOE slow
AOE DoT
AOE heal
Ranged stun
Double dash
Knock-up immunity
Conditional bonus AA damage
Team-wide conditional heal
Team-wide cooldown reduction
Team-wide mana cost reduction
Team-wide movement speed buff

With the recent buffs to her AOE slow, I believe that Terra is in a pretty balanced spot at the moment, and this guide will teach you how to make the most of her in the new season 5 conquest map. I will try my best to keep this guide updated as the season 5 meta unfolds, so if you find any tactics or strategies that work well in the new season, I'm open to trying them out :D

Skills


This section will provide an overview for each of Terra's skills. If you are looking for how to level each ability, please proceed to the "Leveling Order" section for a discussion on when to level each ability.


Skill 1:Force of Nature


Skill 2:Crushing Earth


Skill 3:Monolith


Ultimate: Terra's Blessing


Passive: Standing Stones

Leveling Order


This section will go over how to level Terra from 1-20. Overall, she is easy to level, but there is an interesting decision for you to make at level one. If you are looking for a description of each ability, please go to the "Skills" section.

Levels one and two - Option 1


Levels one and two - Option 2


Level 3


Level 4


Level 5


Post Level 5 Priority

Items


DISCLAIMER: The most important thing that I can't stress enough about Terra, is that she is not a healer. She does have heals in her kit, but to call her a healer would be almost be like calling Chiron a healer. OK, not quite that bad, but the point is, the heals in Terra's kit are not something that you should be building around. They are just too slow or conditional to invest into.

With that out of the way, this section will go over how to build Terra, including starting items, build progression, general build tips, and example final builds.

Blessings

These are the blessings that have potential with Terra.


Guardian's Blessing


Mage's Blessing


Warrior's Blessing

Relics

These are the viable relics to be used by Terra in the support role.



Heavenly Wings


Horrific Emblem


Magic Shell


Meditation Cloak


Belt of Frenzy


Cursed Ankh


Phantom Veil


Purification Beads

Starting Items

Now that blessings and relics have been covered, I'll go over two potential starts

Sustain Start


Vision Start

Choice of Boots

With the starts out of the way, it's time to go into one of the most important decisions you will make when building any god: What boots should you get? Here is my take on each of the options as it relates to Terra.


Shoes of the Magi


Shoes of Focus


Reinforced Shoes


Traveler's Shoes

Core Items

Now that you have chosen your shoes it is time to choose item number three. Right now, There are three core items on Terra that you will choose between in this slot, Gauntlet of Thebes, Sovereignty, and Heartward Amulet (back to S4 spring split we go).This is how you decide what order you buy these in.


Gauntlet of Thebes


Sovereignty


Heartward Amulet

Core Replacements

The following are items that you can use to replace the core items mentioned previously. They are not the best items in terms of filling out your build, but they can serve their own purpose if you don't want to go into the standard core.


Stone of Binding


Jade Emperor's Crown


Void Stone


Pestilence

Finishing the Build

Beyond these core items, there is a lot of flexibility in building Terra. So what is it that you should be building? Well, in the words of the great JeffHindla: "It depends." In SMITE, there are a lot of viable items that will help you in different situations depending on the enemy team composition and how you want to play. I am going to give a brief overview of items that work well as a support.


Spirit Robe


Mantle of Discord


Magi's Cloak


Hide of the Nemean Lion


Midgardian Mail


Spectral Armor


Relic Dagger


Breastplate of Valor


Genji's Guard


Shogun's Kusari


Stone of Gaia



Mail of Renewal


Emperor's Armor


Mystical Mail

Points About Building

With all that information on the relevant support items, now is a good time to talk about building in general. Outside of the core aura items, building as a support is very flexible. However there are some important things to keep in mind when you are building.

Anti-Tank


Don't Overload


Counter Build


What Can Help?


Selling Boots

Example Builds

With all that said, here are some potential final builds you could end up with, though keep in mind there are many more possibilities with everything I went over above.

Cool-downs (General)




Tanky(Sell boots)



Against 4 physical



Against 4 Magical


Alternate Core

If there is one thing you should take away from this guide, it is to not treat builds like a cookie cutter. What works fantastic against some gods, will not be as good against others. The most important thing is to understand the viable options, what they do and when to use them. A lot of it will come with time, but practicing this game is a lot of fun :D

Gameplay


Now that you know all about Terra's skills and her items as a support, we are going to go over how to play Terra to get the most out of her. If you are looking for general tips and tricks, please go to the "General Tips" section.

Farming and Timers

Before going into how to play Terra, it is important to discuss one of the most important aspects in SMITE, which is farming. In this section I am going to go over some basics about farming with Terra and as a support in general for season 5.

Values


Timers


Sharing


clearing camps

Laning Phase

This was partially covered in the leveling section above, but here I will go a bit more in depth as far as your options go for starting. Early game takes a little bit longer to get through this season, which does hurt Terra given her very weak level one clear. However, if you can make it through level one without giving up too much, the rest of the game should go alright.

Level 1 - Buff Start


Level 1 - Lane Start


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4-5

Mid-Game

In the mid-game, you need to be effective in your rotations, and farming. If you have a lead, this is where you need to snowball. If you are behind, this is your chance to close the gap before late-game.

Rotating and Farming


From Ahead


From Behind


Even Match


Utilizing Terra's Blessing


Your Role


Late-Game

Terra is considered by some to be an ult-bot in the late-game, however, she does still provide good zoning, control and peel for her team if used correctly. This section will give an overview of how to do that effectively.

General Play


Utilizing Terra's Blessing


Fire Giant

Warding

As a support you should have an extra focus on warding. In theory, all members of your team should be warding, but in practice, you as a support are going to need to set the example.

Warding

General Tips


This section will go over some general tips to keep in mind when playing Terra to make the experience more enjoyable. If you are looking for a deeper breakdown of how to play the god, please go to the "Gameplay" section.

Terra Specific

These are tips that apply specifically to Terra and her abilities. Using these will help you make the most of playing her.

Save time on your shatter


Line up your Monolith


Bait the dash


Stand those Stones


Slow them down


Ranged stuns win games


Don't waste the walls


Monolith is a body block


They shall not pass


Though tempting them to try is funny


Ult your carry's ult


Full combo burst hurts


You'll feel dumb if you do this


Might as well get some healing


Dash out of base


Igneous is puke


General Support

These tips are more general, and are good things to keep in mind regardless of the god you are playing.

Wards can body block


Relic cool-downs are important


Use your time wisely

Match-ups


This section will cover the match-ups Terra has with all 92 gods in SMITE. It will cover if they are a good match as a teammate and as an enemy, the pros and cons of each, tips on playing the match-up, and items to think about for countering purposes. Below each god icon is a match-up rating with the following meanings:
EZ LIFE: This match-up gives Terra a big advantage overall.
EASY: This match-up favors Terra overall, but won't be an insta-win.
FAIR: This match-up is pretty even with neither god having the upper hand.
TOUGH: This match-up requires careful, thoughtful play to be successful.
NIGHTMARE: This match-up hard counters Terra and should be avoided.


THIS SECTION IS A WORK IN PROGRESS THAT WILL BE UPDATED TO INCLUDE ALL GODS IN SMITE.

TOUGH

Agni


EASY

Ah Muzen Cab


EASY

Ah Puch


FAIR

Amaterasu


FAIR

Anhur


EASY

Anubis


FAIR

Ao Kuang


EASY

Aphrodite


EASY

Apollo


FAIR

Arachne


NIGHTMARE

Ares


NIGHTMARE

Artio


TOUGH

Athena


EASY

Awilix


EZ LIFE

Bacchus


TOUGH

Bastet


FAIR

Bellona


TOUGH

Cabrakan


FAIR

Camazotz


EASY

Cerberus


FAIR

Cernunnos


EASY

Chaac


TOUGH

Chang'e


EASY

Chiron


TOUGH

Chronos


FAIR

Cu Chulainn


TOUGH

Cupid


TOUGH

Da Ji


TOUGH

Discordia


FAIR

Erlang Shen


TOUGH

Fafnir


FAIR

Fenrir


TOUGH

Freya


TOUGH

Ganesha


FAIR

Geb


FAIR

Guan Yu


FAIR

Hachiman


TOUGH

Hades


FAIR

He Bo


TOUGH

Hel


FAIR

Hercules


EASY

Hou Yi


FAIR

Hun Batz


TOUGH

Isis


FAIR

Izanami


FAIR

Janus


FAIR

Jing Wei


FAIR

Kali


EASY

Khepri


EASY

Kukulkan


TOUGH

Kumbhakarna


EASY

Kuzenbo


Tough

Loki


FAIR

Medusa


FAIR

Ne Zha


EZ LIFE

Neith


TOUGH

Nemesis


FAIR

Nike


NIGHTMARE

Nox


FAIR

Nu Wa


TOUGH

Odin


FAIR

Osiris


NIGHTMARE

Poseidon


EASY

Ra


TOUGH

Raijin


TOUGH

Rama


FAIR

Ratatoskr


FAIR

Ravana


FAIR

Serqet

EASY

Skadi


EASY

Sobek


TOUGH

Sol

TOUGH

Sun Wukong


TOUGH

Susano


EZ LIFE

Sylvanus


TOUGH

Thanatos


TOUGH

The Morrigan


TOUGH

Thor


FAIR

Thoth


EASY

Tyr


TOUGH

Ullr


EASY

Vamana

FAIR

Vulcan

FAIR

Xbalanque


FAIR

Xing Tian


TOUGH

Ymir


EZ LIFE

Zeus


EZ LIFE

Zhong Kui

Conclusion(Pros and Cons)


So, that is basically Terra. My personal favorite, and a god that I think still remains satisfying to play, even after the removal of her root.

To summarize, here are the overall Pros and Cons to this god:

Pros:
-Amazing ult
-Knockup immunity
-Ranged stun capable of hitting multiple gods
-Good mobility with double dash
-Slows upon slows
-Strong control of jungle paths
-Post level one pressure is insane
-Can delay minions level one
-Elusive with high defense

Cons:
-Terrible level one
-Low scalings
-Weak against leaps
-Cripples destroy her kit
-Weaker lockdown than other guardians
-Needs two abilities to apply her slow
-Hard to land stun consistently
-Slows can be countered
-Stun comes out slow
-Long cooldowns on all abilities.

Thanks for reading, and if you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment. As I mentioned I plan on updating this guide as the meta unfolds in season 5 :D

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