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The Forest Is Free (8.3) Support Guide

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by LunaPixie updated April 7, 2021

Smite God: Xing Tian

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Xing Tian Build


Build Item Sentinel's Gift Sentinel's Gift
Build Item Glowing Emerald Glowing Emerald
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion


Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes

Relics & Consumables

Notes Blink is really good for ult engagements, i'd buy it if my team is doing well as a secondary relic. Have fun and Good luck!


Blink is really good for ult engagements, i'd buy it if my team is doing well as a secondary relic. Have fun and Good luck!

Build Item Sentry Ward Sentry Ward
Build Item Ward Ward
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Cursed Ankh Cursed Ankh
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune


Notes Take your pick, all options are good depending on your comp.


Take your pick, all options are good depending on your comp.

Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Stone of Gaia Stone of Gaia
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Anti Heal & Situational Options

Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger

Example Build

Notes My go-to Xing Tian Build. Sell Shoes of Focus for Mantle of Discord.


My go-to Xing Tian Build. Sell Shoes of Focus for Mantle of Discord.

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed

Xing Tian's Skill Order

Furious Roar

1 X Y
Furious Roar
1 4 6 7 9

Hook Slam

2 A B
Hook Slam
2 8 11 12 13

Sky-Cutting Axe

3 B A
Sky-Cutting Axe
3 15 16 18 19

Whirlwind of Rage and Steel

4 Y X
Whirlwind of Rage and Steel
5 10 14 17 20
Furious Roar
1 4 6 7 9

Furious Roar

1 X
Xing Tian shouts from his chest with great force, damaging enemies and reducing their Basic Attack damage. Enemies also take damage over time based on their max health.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 210 (+60% of your Magical Power)
Damage (DoT): 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3% per second
Damage Reduction: 20 / 27.5 / 35 / 42.5 / 50%
Duration: 4s
Range: 45
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
Cooldown: 14s
Hook Slam
2 8 11 12 13

Hook Slam

2 A
Xing Tian first launches an attack with his axe, knocking the opponents into the air before slamming them into the ground and rooting them.

Ability Type: Cone, AOE
Axe Damage: 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 (+25% of your Magical Power)
Slam Damage: 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+45% of your Magical Power)
Root Duration: 1 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4s
Radius: 25, 20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 18s
Sky-Cutting Axe
3 15 16 18 19

Sky-Cutting Axe

3 B
Xing Tian leaps forward, dealing damage to enemies when he lands, and he may leap again within 3s. While in the air, Xing Tian has increased protections, which are refreshed if he connects with a target.

Ability Type: Leap
Damage: 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 (+30% of your Magical Power)
Protections: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30
Duration: 3s
Radius: 12
Cost: 65 / 75 / 85 / 95 / 105
Cooldown: 15s
Whirlwind of Rage and Steel
5 10 14 17 20

Whirlwind of Rage and Steel

4 Y
Xing Tian spins and hits enemies with his axe, hooking them and spinning them on it up to three times in succession, before throwing them. Deals damage on the hook, on each spin, and on the throw. Targets who fail to be hooked will still take damage while in the area.

This ability has a casting time of 1s.

Ability Type: Radius
Damage: 25 / 45 / 65 / 85 / 105 (+35% of your Magical Power)
Max Damage: 125 / 225 / 325 / 425 / 525 (+175% of your Magical Power)
Radius: 20
Cost: 110/100/90/80/70
Cooldown: 90s

Xing Tian Threats

Tap each threat level to view Xing Tian’s threats


Xing Tian Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Xing Tian’s synergies



Hey hey Luna here again with another guide! Xing is my favourite go-to support. He's hella fun and such a good pick.

Don't forget to comment and like/dislike.
Enjoy! xo


  • Each time Xing Tian hits an enemy god with an ability,he gains stacks of Smouldering Rage gaining a maximum of 12 stacks. HP5/Stack: 3
  • Xing Tian shouts from his chest, damaging enemies and reducing their basic attack damage aswell as taking DOT (Damage Over Time)based on their maximum health.
    DOT Damage: 1.5/2/2.5/3% per second.
  • Xing Tian knocks his opponents into the air, slams then into the ground and roots them.
  • Xing Tian leaps forward dealing damage to enemies when he lands and has increased protections while in the air. He has 2 charges of Sky-Cutting Axe and may use the second within 3 seconds of using it.
  • Xing Tian spins and hits enemies with his axe, hooking them and spinning them up to 3 times before throwing them and also dealing damage while they are attached.

Pros & Cons

  • Tanky boi
  • Extremely fun to play (especially with the gecko gladiator skin teehee).
  • Small amount of tick damage that surprisingly secures a lot of kills.
  • a fun easy god to pick up if you're new to smite, he has an easy escape and a root and how could I forget the Whirlwind of Rage and Steel. I've been guilty of throwing enemies into my team for fun, and it's funny how it works to your teams advantage.
  • Not only one, but TWO leaps. yes, i said it. TWO leaps. Leaped in by accident or out of position? just jump back the other way dude. ;)
  • Massive survivability late game.
  • Slightly mana hungry early game, be careful and use your abilities when needed. I tend to use my (1) Smouldering Rage a lot early game but still keep track of my mana consumption in case there's a gank or team fight.
  • Very small ranged abilities, except for his leap. it's still low ranged but you get 2 charges of Sky-Cutting Axe.


Game Stages

  • Try to pick off the carry, or even the support (whoever is over extending or more easy to target).Early game you have the advantage to go in, do some damage and jump back out and possibly secure kills if your carry follows up.
  • Xing has a 2in1 knock up and root in (2) Hook Slam that you SHOULD be taking advantage of early game.
  • Struggles to clear waves, usually by 25 mins it gets easier but you'd have to spam all of your abilities.
  • By now you should've rotated to mid and picked off the enemy mid laner. If they're pushing hard and being too aggressive the only solution is death by Whirlwind of Rage and Steel thrown under your tower.The perfect punishment to fit the crime imo.If you are doing this cheeky strat, make sure you (2) Hook Slam to root them under tower.
  • Mid game is usually chill, I tend to roam around to help other lanes zzzz. Don't forget to Ward the jungle to detect potential ganks and camps.
  • By now you should be able to just... kill them ._. ...
  • Murder them with your Whirlwind or Rage and Steel surely.
  • You're hella tanky at this point,you can easily walk out of fights (most of the time).
  • xing go brrr.


The guide ends here! be sure to check out my Zhong Kui and Chang'e Guide and pop into my stream sometime x
Don't forget to like/dislike and leave a comment if you have any thoughts on the build.

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Kriega1 (124) | April 7, 2021 6:54am
Oh yeah I didn't even see the start. Please go HoG, unless you're maybe Ares or Ymir, every game. You want to try reach wave asap. Standard start is Sentinel's, tier 1 boots, health chalice and HoG.
LunaPixie | April 7, 2021 7:15am
I personally would rather get Glowing Emerald and rush boots THEN go into Gauntlet of Thebes. My items are listed in order of purchase, Shoes of Focus is first. HOG is a waste of gold sometimes, i even looked at AmoralOne's build and he doesn't have it either. It really depends on how you like to play but i havent missed the first minion wave by not buying it. i'd also like to note it depends on who your carry is, some can clear buff faster than others.
AmoralOne (7) | April 7, 2021 7:35am
Doesnt matter to me who my ADC is, Hand of the Gods feels like a must, Im not happy going into lane missing health, also I understand you might start Glowing Emerald and then boots rushing after that, but there is no value in doing that, you will walk into mid at lv 4-5 with Glowing Emerald and Magic Shoes while I would be there with either Shoes of Focus or Reinforced Shoes - Like I said there really is no value in starting it, that 100 health isnt going to make or break your laning experience, and if you die early in lane, which happens from time to time, at least you can come back to duo lv 2-4 with Magic Shoes

Also I dont have the start listed on any of my guides, I guess I could add that, but its always the same Starter - Shoes - Chalice of Healing - Hand of the Gods
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Kriega1 (124) | April 7, 2021 7:18am
Amoral's build doesen't have it cause he didn't include the level 1 starts.
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AmoralOne (7) | April 7, 2021 6:49am
So personally im not a fan Glowing Emerald first item, there is so much value in rushing boots, because they are cheap, and the early stats are good. You are not getting much value out of rushing Gauntlet of Thebes by time you start stacking, ill be only a few hundred gold away from buying thebes myself, if I didnt sov rush.

Also I think the best start for pots would be Chalice of Healing and Hand of the Gods this lets you get to wave quicker, and you dont miss any minions vs having to auto the camp down and coming to lane missing a quarter of your hp.

Kriega already pointed out the Blink Rune which is a fantastic pick up on Xing, lv 1 or 12 your preference there I would do it first, just cause I want to fight all the time.

Kriega also pointed out the Breastplate of Valor I do not like this, or Genji's Guard on guardian supports. There is no value in getting these items when there are other cooldown items that are better, more suited for the role. For example Pridwen Spirit Robe Relic Dagger - Since we are playing Xing anyway Relic Dagger would be a good pick up.

I am not a fan of Void Stone right now either on support. We just do not have the room to give up for something like that. Honestly if you want to build a damage item, look more towards Spear of the Magus granted you will need to change up your build to make up for the protections you are losing. You can go like:

Sentinel's Embrace - Reinforced Shoes - Stone of Binding - Gauntlet of Thebes - Spear of the Magus - Pridwen // Sell boots for Mantle of Discord or you can keep boots and buy a Elixir of Defense

If you wanted to max your cooldowns because you're Xing, you can do:

Sentinel's Embrace - Shoes of Focus - Gauntlet of Thebes - Pridwen - Spirit Robe - Spear of the Magus // Sell boots for Mantle of Discord or you can keep boots and buy a Elixir of Defense - Either way you keep the 40% CD - and the cooldown items are really good for support. - plus you have the passive in Spear of the Magus You could also replace Spirit Robe with Relic Dagger and Spear of the Magus with a Oni Hunter's Garb or Talisman of Energy

There are tons of ways to work in 40% cd without having to build the selfish solo lane cooldown items.

Your relic choices are fine, I would start with Blink Rune and if they have an AA jungler ill buy Magic Shell second active, if they do not I am buying Sundering Spear - there is nothing wrong with Heavenly Wings or Horrific Emblem these are fine actives, I just find that right now there is a lot of value in Sundering Spear, and Blink Rune is almost a must have.
LunaPixie | April 7, 2021 7:56am
Sundering Spear is a bit of a troll relic IMO. I like to be a situational support and grab Magic Shell as my first relic. Personally, Genji's Guard is better than Oni Hunter's Grab due to its better protections and generally better passive. i'd never buy Spear of the Magus on Xing Tian as he already does enough damage tbh not to mention there are better items for him to be big tank boi. Void Stone again is a good item, it really depends on preference and your play style. I will add a few more items into the build though, i generally focus on tank over damage to last longer in team fights. iv'e tried building magical items on Xing Tian but i'd rather protections over magical items. I do appreciate the feedback and i will be editing the guide to suit everyone's preferences :)
AmoralOne (7) | April 7, 2021 8:27am
Okay, so first off:

Sundering Spear is not a troll relic at all, you just dont understand how to properly use it, and thats fine! Im all for supps grabbing Magic Shell and Blink Rune or another team fight active. However Sundering Spear is getting a lot of value in Season 8.

Genji's Guard no matter what is always bad though, Like my examples above there are tons of other options more suited for support.

Spear of the Magus is arguably the best damage item for supports. Letting everyone do 7.5% more damage to the enemy is op, you are not buying this item for its power and such, you are buying it for the passive. Adding this passive, with a Sundering Spear everyone will just die.

Void Stone while not bad, is not good at all since we are keeping Starters right now, so you have less slots to work with.

I get that everyone has their own playstyle, but at some point you have to conform to the better choices if you are looking to improve. Adding personal play style guides, and such like that isnt good for new players who come here looking for builds. Every new player that comes to the site should be able to click on a guide and go this is the best for X thing. If you wanted to changed this guide into a joust/arena/slash guide that works as well since you can get away with basically any build there.
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Kriega1 (124) | April 6, 2021 7:36am
Pridwen late is just generally better than breastplate. Also you should really mention Blink on Xing it's a good relic on him.
LunaPixie | April 6, 2021 11:00am
Breastplate is still a good option hence why i added it, Pridwen is also listed. It really depends on what you'd like to build that's why i added a lot of options :) Blink is good too but many people in the smite community frown upon supports getting certain relics from what i've experienced. It also depends on how well you're doing too, I know a lot of older smite players wouldn't find it beneficial. I will add it, considering its good for ult engagements but i've definitely been yelled at for buying it.
Kriega1 (124) | April 6, 2021 11:58am
I don't think I've ever seen someone get chastised for going blink on (specific) supports (including Xing).
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Branmuffin17 (348) | April 6, 2021 11:29am
Blink is actually very common on specific supports, including Ares, Cerberus, Kuzenbo, Sylvanus, Xing Tian, and Ymir...maybe Kumbhakarna also. In all honesty, Blink Rune would be a normal pickup for me if I was playing Xing. would be a regular pickup playing Xing in Solo too.

Reason why Pridwen is considered the better item compared to Breastplate of Valor late-game is because of the better utility from the shield and slow, along with balanced protections. BoV is only physical protection, which is fine of course (and it's higher phys prot), but the other big aspect is the mana pool...that's usually something very helpful early game when you can easily burn through your mana stores quickly and before you get other items with mana sustain. But in your example build, you have MP5 in Sentinel's Embrace, Contagion, and Genji's Guard before it, and honestly you'll never run out of mana if you just have the sustain from Genji's; you don't need the extra that BoV provides.

Thus, in agreement with Kriega on both counts...feel Blink should 100% be listed as an option, and feel that Pridwen is a better item choice in your example build for the added utility it brings. It's fine to still list BoV if you want as an option, but Prid in that example build would make the build stronger IMO.
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Big Damage (31) | March 29, 2021 1:53pm
In the example build it says Zhong Kui instead of Xing Tian :P
LunaPixie | March 29, 2021 1:55pm
omg no way! i recently did a Zhong Kui build and i KEEP saying Zhong... THANK YOU!!
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