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Thor - Extended guide

August 19, 2013 by Dragonblaze
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Build 3


Smite God: Thor

Item Purchase Order

starting items

Build Item Mark of the Vanguard
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion
Build Item Aegis Amulet (Old)

enemy heavy physical

Build Item Warrior Tabi Build Item Voidblade Build Item Frostbound Hammer Build Item Witchblade Build Item Qin's Blades

enemy heavy magical

Build Item Warrior Tabi Build Item Voidblade Build Item Frostbound Hammer Build Item Stone of Gaia Build Item Qin's Blades

enemy heavy physical and magical

Build Item Warrior Tabi Build Item Voidblade Build Item Frostbound Hammer Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Build Item Qin's Blades

good secondary abilities on Thor (you buy them as well when you spawn)

Build Item Hand Of The Gods (Old) Build Item Purification Beads (Old) Build Item Creeping Curse

Change mark of the vanguard into

Build Item Hide of Leviathan Build Item Ankh of the Golem Build Item Deathbringer

God Skill Order

Mjolnir's Attunement

Mjolnir's Attunement 2 8 11 12 14 key bind

Tectonic Rift

Tectonic Rift 3 15 16 18 19 key bind

Berserker Barrage

Berserker Barrage 1 4 6 7 10 key bind

Anvil of Dawn

Anvil of Dawn 5 9 13 17 20 key bind

Thor, son of Odin

Hello everybody, first of all I am very happy that you came here :) that helped me a lot. I worked pretty hard and spent a lot of time in this guide so I appreciate it. I do not consider myself pro but i have played a lot of Thor. I'm sure this can help people. If you think something can be done better plz put it in the comment section. If this helped or if you like the guide a +1 would be amazing ;)

I hope this helps you in the battlefield.

Pros / Cons

-very strong early game
-stun + wall
-can teleport through walls with his first ability
-very good ganks
-tanky if build correctly
-strong in team fights (passive)
-good minion clearing later on
-slow and knock up resistant with his 3
-so much utility!
-You are the son of Odin!

-squishy if not build correctly
-hard to hit ulti


Thor his skills:

Warrior´s Madness (Passive)

Thor gains 10 physical power, increasing with Focus up to 20, for each enemy god within 30 feet of him. Stacks up to 3 times.

Mjolnir´s Attunement

Thor throws Mjolnir forward, doing 50/90/130/170/210 (+30% of your physical power) physical damage to all enemies in its path outward and half that damage on its way back. Enemy gods hit by the throw take double damage if hit on the return as well. While the hammer is flying, pressing the button again will teleport Thor to his hammer.
Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 mana.
Cooldown: 14s.

Tectonic Rift

Thor slams his hammer on the ground, causing a fissure to appear in front of him, stunning enemies for 1/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4s, increasing with Focus up to 2s, and blocking movement for 4s.
Cost: 75 mana.
Cooldown: 17s.

Berserker Barrage

Thor spins his hammer around him, doing 20/40/60/80/100 (+45% of your physical power) physical damage every .4s for 2s. Thor is immune to knockup and slows for the duration.
Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 mana.
Cooldown: 13s.

Anvil Of Dawn

After a short buildup, Thor leaps into the air. While in the air, Thor can target a great distance away to come crashing down in the area, dealing 150/200/250/300/350 (+120% of your physical power) physical damage and stunning all enemies in the radius for 1s, increasing with Focus up to 2s.
Cost: 80/90/100/110/120 mana.
Cooldown: 90s.

playing style

Now, how do you play Thor? Agressive or passive? Well here is the answer

Thor is a melee god, and as you know minions do an incredible amount of damage. So don't attack a champion when there is a full minion wave. If there are only 1 or 2 minions left and they stay to attack on minions, go in! You have the advantage. Your passive will destroy them, open with Berserker Barrage and then do some auto attacks, then if you can kill him, use Mjolnir's Attunement to finish them off or get closer. When you are taking too much damage get away with your Mjolnir's Attunement. Always let your teammate know when you go in. Yell 2 times 'attack' with the voice command system or chat, but you need the help.

I like starting at a jungle camp, wich just gives exp and gold. This will give you a huge advantage in level if they don't do it. You need your lane partner to help in the camp though, so tell him. He can also use the level advantage. When you come in lane you are much stronger and they will feel it after the first wave.

Thor is a great ganker, if mid is loosing in push you can easily go gank mid, with your wall stun it's so easy. If you play it right you should get the kill. But always communicate, say he has to save his cooldowns for the gank or save mana. If you come in with your ultimate ( Anvil of Dawn) make sure your mid knows it, or it's a waste.

You can see in the build i go for rank 1 reinforced boots 5 Healing Potions 2 abilities and a Ward. If you are one of the better players please go for 2 Wards and 4 Healing Potions. Vision on the map can make the difference. Maybe ward the blue?

Please last hit. Nobody seems to do it but it gives you so much extra. If you focus on it you are ahead in no time, even if you're 4 kills behind in your lane.

easy kills

When you ward a lot of buff camps in the jungle, you can easily take out junglers with Anvil of Dawn followed up by Berserker Barrage. This can get you some really good and easy kills. Note: don't do this lategame, junglers barely lose health lategame when they are clearing the camp.

A good example is in this video, from 0:25 untill 0:37 :

What to do in team fights?

If enemy is close together

In team fights you can be the guy that engages in a fight, if they're all close together don't hesitate to go in the jungle, take a deep breath, leap into the air and stun a few guys. Let your team know that you are engaging! Your team has to be ready to engage as well. When you drop inmediatly start Berserker Barrage. When they are stunned and see a whole team moving to them, it happens too fast for them. I can assure you they will be afraid. Get a kill out of it or force them out of the lane and take 1/2 towers or gold fury or fire giant.

IMPORTANT: if you are going in and you take too much damage before you team gets there, pop your Mjolnir's Attunement and get away. So you don't die.

When they're not close together

When they are standing spread, try to move up and be agressive. Try to zone them. Not too much though, your team also has to be ready to engage. Try to let someone do an abilty on you and if he comes a little bit up, do your Tectonic Rift and your try to pick him up. If you can place the wall behind him it's even better for your team to kill him. You need to communicate well with your team. This is very important. If you can pick someone off it can easily be a 4vs5 next fight, SO FORCE A TEAM FIGHT! You will win. I have seen many times my team kills 1 guy and then waits around killing the next minion wave. You're in a great position, 4vs5. Here you can open with mjolnir's atunement if you are sure you can get away safely.

A team fight that already has been started

If you're coming in an already started teamfight, try to hit your wall and hit as many gods as possible with your spin. Also get the guys that are getting low, you are the cleanup guy now. If you're loosing the fight, block enemy gods so your allies can get away. Note: this is more important then chasing enemies! They will be gratefull and have a nicer game, so will you.


Reinforced Boots:
This gives you the sustain on health and a good amount of armor, Thor is not really tanky on his own. Go for the rank 1 and only back if you can buy tier 3.

Frostbound Hammer:
Allows you to be agressive and chase a lot more, your early ganks are solid now.

Jotunn's Wrath:
This may seem an odd pick but it has so much physical power and it also has 25% cooldown reduction. This helps Thor out a lot, now he can spam a lot more abilities and you can use your ulti more often

Stone of Gaia:
This item is one of the best item in magical protection, mages will be a lot weaker against you now. It also gives you the very high sustain! Take this if a mage is owning or they have more magical power gods.

Witch Stone:
Has this nice reduced physical power and attack speed for enemies. Also the physical damage and protection is very good. Take this if for instance, an anhur is destroying your team.

Breastplate of Valor:
This gives you the most physical protection you can get on 1 item. This has also 25% cooldown reduction. So if you want the 50% cooldown reduction, take this. You will be able to spam abilities like crazy. Take this if an physical power god is doing very good or if the enemy team majorly exists of physical damage.

Hide of Leviathan:
This gives you the most sustain if their team is doing good overall and is balanced well.

Deathbringer:This is a must in my opinion, if you want to go damage. But if you want to go more tanky take a good defense item. There are enough in the list that i will give.

Qin's Blades:
This is a almost must item, because it's really good on Thor with the extra 2% per attack you do.

A must against physical damage. If the enemy team is doing bad overall but the only threat is an artemis, You take this and kill her. The physical protecion and damage is an awesome extra.

The Executioner:
I do not recommend this item but if you are much ahead you can now kill them much faster! Don't buy this when you are behond please, i tried it and it was a terrible mistake because i wasn't ahead very much.

Gauntlet of Thebes:
This item is great if you want the extra health. This is a heavy health item, no physical or magical protection though.

Winged wand:
This is an item that if they kill u much because they slow you and then kill you, you can now remove the slow. Get this early because it's cheap.

Bulwark of Hope:
This is a pretty cheap item and it gives a lot of magical protection. The passive is also great, you get a shield when you get under 25% hp. You get 50% less damage with the shield.

mystical mark:
Great item against physical damage enemies and gives a great amount of health. Plus this gives you the nice 40 damage per second.

Creeping / Jungling

Theres not much to say about this but don't jungle with Thor. Only in the beginning with your lane partner, take a small neutral camp. This will give you a huge gold and exp advantage.

When you took Hand of the Gods you can take a blue buff or another buff easily, don't hesitate to do it.

Migame and endgame you can clear minions easy with your 1 or your 2. Also the blue buff or the attack buff is interesting to take.

Best god combos

Hercules: he stomps someone behind him then dashes with the poor guy in the turret, you place your wall in front of him so he can't run straight out of the turret and you have the kill assured. So let the enemy push.

Arachne: If she hits her ulti you can probarly be a kill assured with the damage output of Thor and Arachne. A wall stun or block always helps even more.
Zeus: When you stun somebody with your wall, zeus can easily land 2 or 3 basic attacks. Then detonate charge and you know the story. This is more a support role you play but hey, you are feeding zeus. You require pretty good teamwork here, maybe a friend on voice chat would be handy.
Sobek:Sobek throws somebody behind him, maybe in the turret and you block him or stun him.
With a Jotunn's Wrath you'll be able to spam your abilities more for better kill assurance.
Anubis: It's easy to hit the mumify for Anubis when you stun your target first.
When there are not much minions, go full in. When there is a big wave, don't go in, just throw your hammer but let Anubis do the rest. If he can get a kill, you can always help but you'll do this a few times to harass and finally kill your target. Remember to protect your Anubis! He is squishy.
Ao Kuang: When you stun your target, Ao kuang can easily hit his tornadoes and if you have played against Ao Kuang before you know how much damage it does when you stand long enough in it.
Vamana: This is the lane to poke. You can both get in and out in no time. You are both pretty tanky and pretty good lane cleaners. This is a strong lane if you play it right. You can both engage with your Clear The Path and Mjolnir's Attunement or get out with it.
Odin: When Odin uses his ulti, make sure you are in it as well and he must use it on a target that can't jump or just used it. If you can both beat on 1 poor guy he is kill assured.
Artemis: You can enable Artemis really good. You can stun an enemy and then she uses Vengeful Assault on the enemy and you engage as well. Untill that point you have done a lot of damage when they couldn't trade any back.


These are the counters for Thor in my opinion (where i had a lot of trouble with) feel free to comment more counters, i'll gladly add them to the guide.

Everyone with a pull: for example, arachne pulls you ( Cocoon). You can only get away by using mjolner's attunement. You have to save your cooldowns just for that, so that's a bit hard to deal with. Here are the gods with big pulls:
- Hercules
- Sobek
- Ares
- Arachne

Other counters for Thor:

Bastet: She can come close and use razor claws and nine tails and then she Pounce's away and you didn't even touch her. If she does this a few times you can be very low while you did nothing to her. So punish her for coming close or stay back when there is a full minion wave because you can't engage then. Actually i've come up a solution now. If she comes close and she uses razor claws minions will focus her because she attacked you, but you stun her with Tectonic Rift then minions will take her down very much.

Artemis: She can harass you free when you don't even realise it fast enough, be cautious with an artemis in your lane! She can go for physical armor penetration and then you won't have a good time. But if you follow my build she won't as well ;)

Lore (recommended to read, you'l feel epic in the battlefield)

Mighty Thor, as famous as he is bold, is God of the thundering sky. Yet his hammer, Mjolnir, is nearly as famous as he is, and Thor will not be parted from it.

Odin, the All-Father, bore many children, but none as well known nor as mighty as Thor, who had the strength to move mountains, and the power to call lightning from the sky. Despite these incredible gifts, Thor's enemies were cunning, bloodthirsty and numerous. The Frost Giants constantly threatened to invade Asgard, requiring every ounce of Thor's near limitless strength just to keep them at bay. Had the tide truly turned, Asgard might have been destroyed, but a simple prank played by the treacherous Loki ended with the creation of Mjolnir, the legendary hammer, and with it, Thor utterly crushed the Frost Giants.

Sif, Thor's wife, had hair like rays of sun through a cloudy sky, and Loki, being covetous, secretly sheared it off while she slept. Mad with fury, Thor demanded Loki to fix this. So, Loki went to the dwarves of Ivaldi who forged a golden crown that would grow equally golden hair, a spear that never missed its mark, and a ship that would never sink. Proud of his treasures, Loki returned to Thor and the other Gods, gave the crown to Sif, then bragged that no greater items could be forged.

The dwarf Brokk took offense to this and claimed that his brother could do better. Loki bet his head that he could not. So, Brokk and his brother forged three items, a ring that made a duplicate every nine days, a golden pig that could fly and swim, and the hammer, Mjolnir, with the power to shatter mountains. As each item was forged, Brokk was bitten fiercely by a fly, yet only on the third did he flinch, causing the short handle on the hammer. When they were done, the dwarves took their artifacts before the Gods and decried Loki's fly disguise. All Gods agreed that Brokk and his brother had forged greater items. Loki, ever cunning, declared his neck was not part of the bargain, denying them his head.

Mjolnir went to Thor to battle the Frost Giants. Proud and mighty, Thor beat back the evil horde and continues to defend Asgard to this day. With Mjolnir in hand, Thor is an unstoppable force that even other Gods would do well to avoid.

Jokes, Taunts and responses


"Fine armor this... Why anyone thinks four dinner plates upon my chest would offer any protection me eludes me."
"Is it surprising that the day named after me is also a popular ladies night?"
"Jokes are for Valhalla, with a valkyrie and a flagon , THIS is battle!"


"You're in for a world of pain. I bring the thunder AND the lightning!"
"Come, Mjollnir will give you a kiss and take your teeth in the parting!"
"I see you fear the bellowing roar of thunder! For your sodden trousers give it away!"


"To shatter mountains!" (Casting Anvil of Dawn)
"It is not yet time!" (On death)
"Rend the earth!" (Casting Tectonic Rift)

Skins and default model


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Good luck!

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I hope this helps in the battlefield.

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