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The Once and Future King (Solo)

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Smite God: King Arthur

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Solo
Solo Support (Work in progress)

Purchase Order

Starter

Build Item Warrior's Blessing Warrior's Blessing
Build Item Round Shield Round Shield
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion

Full Build

Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Blackthorn Hammer Blackthorn Hammer
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Relics

Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph
Build Item Magic Shell Magic Shell
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

Optionals/Situationals

Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Runic Shield Runic Shield
Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard

King Arthur's Skill Order

Overhead Slash / Hamstring

Overhead Slash / Hamstring

1 X
1 4 6 7 10
Battle Stomp / Uppercut

Battle Stomp / Uppercut

2 A
3 15 16 18 19
Twin Cleave / Bladestorm

Twin Cleave / Bladestorm

3 B
2 8 11 12 14
Sundering Strike / Excalibur's Wrath

Sundering Strike / Excalibur's Wrath

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20
Array ( [even] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 72 [display_name] => Amaterasu [url] => amaterasu ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Silence ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 23 [display_name] => Ares [url] => ares ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Cripple ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 86 [display_name] => Cernunnos [url] => cernunnos ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Root ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 40 [display_name] => Chang'e [url] => change ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Stun ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 3 [display_name] => Hades [url] => hades ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Silence ) [5] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 20 [display_name] => Kali [url] => kali ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Stun ) [6] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 25 [display_name] => Loki [url] => loki ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Stun ) [7] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 30 [display_name] => Neith [url] => neith ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Stuns ) [8] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 31 [display_name] => Poseidon [url] => poseidon ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Cripple/Knock up ) [9] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 43 [display_name] => Thanatos [url] => thanatos ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Silence ) [10] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 22 [display_name] => Thor [url] => thor ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Stun ) [11] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 69 [display_name] => Xing Tian [url] => xing-tian ) [scoreVal] => 3 [notes] => Grab ) ) [major] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 6 [display_name] => Anubis [url] => anubis ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Stun ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 1 [display_name] => Artemis [url] => artemis ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Roots/Stun ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 90 [display_name] => Artio [url] => artio ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Stun/Root ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 87 [display_name] => Ganesha [url] => ganesha ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Silence ) [4] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 36 [display_name] => Isis [url] => isis ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Silence ) [5] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 74 [display_name] => Skadi [url] => skadi ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Permafrost ) [6] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 79 [display_name] => Terra [url] => terra ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Root/Stun ) [7] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 41 [display_name] => Tyr [url] => tyr ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Knock up ) [8] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 12 [display_name] => Ymir [url] => ymir ) [scoreVal] => 2 [notes] => Stun/Wall ) ) [minor] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 26 [display_name] => Bacchus [url] => bacchus ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Stun ) [1] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 48 [display_name] => Geb [url] => geb ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Knock up ) [2] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 28 [display_name] => Hercules [url] => hercules ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Stun ) [3] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 42 [display_name] => Zhong Kui [url] => zhong-kui ) [scoreVal] => 4 [notes] => Stun ) ) [extreme] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [god] => Array ( [god_id] => 59 [display_name] => Nox [url] => nox ) [scoreVal] => 1 [notes] => Cripple/Root/Silence ) ) ) 1

King Arthur' Threats

Maximum
1
Major
9
Even
12
Minor
4
Tiny
0
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King Arthur' threats

Build Decisions

Get three Health Potions and forgo Mana Pots because you'll get the blue buff.

Build Gladiator's Shield before boots so that you can get some sustain, which Arthur lacks.

Arthur is one of few gods that make such a great use of Bloodthorn Hammer, giving him much appreciated CDR as well as nuetral defences with health.

Bulwark is a personal choice to stay in the fight a little longer to build his passive and ultimate.

Void shield will give you a little more power for the team fights to help take down the mage that threaten you a lot.

The last item is more situational but should definitly be both defenses, if you need more defence, go Spirit Robe, if you don't or having trouble with stuns and roots, Magi's Cloack. I like Mantle for the CCR as well though.


Pestilence for antiheal,
Runic Shield/Ancile Could be good for fighting a magic solo.
Heartward Amulet helps your team over Bulwark, whereas Genji's give you more CDR if you missed some in the build.


Teleport is a given relic for Solo.
Shell for more surviability for your team agaisnt diving heavy enemies.
Beads helps a lot against big threats to Arthur.

Skill Order

Always level 1 first. Its his best clear and makes him one of if not the best clear in solo.

Leveling the 3 next helps for damage and pressure, you fan also level the 2 second for more knock up damage and stronger slows.

The ult depends on your playstyle. If you use the secondary for the damage, level the ult as much as possible, but if you just like to mainly use the stuns to extend combos, you can forgo maxing it for the 2.

Threats

Most of the "Threats" are not counters but just gods with abilities to watch out for.

They either have multiple, consistent, reliable, or any combination of the above CC.

Take into account how easy it is to dodge or predict, also keep in mind 2 things.

1) Arthur's Combo 3 give Slow and Knock up Immunity.

2) Arthur's Basic Attack lunge work through silences and cripples.

Pros / Cons

Pros:
Great CC
Great Mobility
Great Combos
Good Set up

Cons:
No Sustain
Very Susceptible to CC
Easy to misbuild into a bad damage

Team Work

While Arthur can easily Solo an ADC or Mid in a 1v1, you can just run into a 1v5. In team fights, find a targer, start your combo. The vast amount of CC will allow your team to easily pounce the enemy for an easy kill before moving on to the next one, works especially well versus tanks since you wont be able to do much to them alone.

In Comclusion

Arthut is an ability based bruiser god with a focus on mobility. Try to keep away from CC and constantly keep on the move and stop your oponent from moving.


Constructive Criticism is appreciated as i am fairly new and this is my first build.



Thank you.

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Branmuffin17 (263) | January 16, 2019 3:59pm
This is looking very close to copying (plagiarizing) a build by Stuke99. The differences are, you use a couple different relics, and have some different "additional items." Your skill leveling is also different. But the main example build and starting items are exactly the same.

That's not necessarily an issue, though I feel that the exact same build set is curious as it isn't really the most common build as far as I know. That, in combination with saying you're fairly new, makes me at least question coming into the same build as Stuke.

You do go and explain your item choices where Stuke does not. In that, your overall explanations of the first 5 items seems very simple, but not inaccurate. What I do question is your reasoning for this:
Comittioner wrote:

The last item is more situational but should definitly be both defenses, if you need more defence, go Spirit Robe, if you don't or having trouble with stuns and roots, Magi's Cloack. I like Mantle for the CCR as well though.

You have Mantle of Discord as your example 6th item, but you say "if you need more defense, go Spirit Robe" (where SR has lower actual protections than Discord, not factoring in the passive situational mitigations). And then you say you like Mantle for the CCR. Guessing this is a typo, as CCR refers to crowd control reduction. Rather, Mantle (AND SPIRIT ROBE) both have CDR (cooldown reduction). So I'm guessing you were rushing this and made some mistakes, otherwise you've got some of this wrong in your understanding.

Some items Arthur might find helpful that are not listed in your situational item list include Breastplate of Valor, Oni Hunter's Garb, and Soul Eater, while most of your other items listed seem fine except Heartward Amulet, which I wouldn't consider for a Solo laner in most cases.
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Stuke99 (41) | January 17, 2019 7:01am
I was going to comment about how this feels very similar to my build but Bran did the job for me. Not really mad about it but I feel it's kind of odd how someone new would build the exact same items in the exact same order, including the starter and even the relics (to an extent). I'm downvoting because besides the build being a near complete copy of mine, the guide is very bare bones and doesn't really explain how to play Arthur or how to combo his abilities together, the most important part of playing Arthur.
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Kriega1 (61) | January 17, 2019 8:34am
Not trying to justify anything, but only his solo build was the same, he has a support build as opposed to you having a jungle build.
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