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Vamana S8 Solo Build

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by ToneBone updated January 29, 2021

Smite God: Vamana

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Vamana Build

Starter

Notes Vamana gains extra power for a percentage of his physical prots. Buying Warrior's Axe immediately gives him a power boost as well as making him tankier. Though your clear will not be the best, I suggest this start for the power buff and the upgrade(s). Chalice/pots for sustain. Blink for engage/aggression. Thorns for aggression/pressure. Beads for Safety.

Notes

Vamana gains extra power for a percentage of his physical prots. Buying Warrior's Axe immediately gives him a power boost as well as making him tankier. Though your clear will not be the best, I suggest this start for the power buff and the upgrade(s). Chalice/pots for sustain. Blink for engage/aggression. Thorns for aggression/pressure. Beads for Safety.

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
3
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Shield of Thorns Shield of Thorns
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads

First Back(If Possible)

Notes Attack speed makes you auto faster in your ult allowing you to keep up with your target and get a lot of damage off. Pots for sustain, or wards for vision/safety.

Notes

Attack speed makes you auto faster in your ult allowing you to keep up with your target and get a lot of damage off. Pots for sustain, or wards for vision/safety.

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Ward Ward

Defense(Phys)

Notes Mystical Mail will increase your clear and make up for you not picking up Bluestone. The pressure in lane and when boxing will be very high and the prots transfer to some power making you stronger.

Notes

Mystical Mail will increase your clear and make up for you not picking up Bluestone. The pressure in lane and when boxing will be very high and the prots transfer to some power making you stronger.

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail

Defense(Mag)

Notes Mystical Mail is still a worth item even against a magical solo laner. You still gain power from the item and it helps with you clear and boxing potential.

Notes

Mystical Mail is still a worth item even against a magical solo laner. You still gain power from the item and it helps with you clear and boxing potential.

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail

Defense(Phys)

Notes Hide of the Urchin early on is best on Vamana so you can build those stacks and get that extra power. The stats on it are nice as well, giving you health and mana as well as magical prots.

Notes

Hide of the Urchin early on is best on Vamana so you can build those stacks and get that extra power. The stats on it are nice as well, giving you health and mana as well as magical prots.

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin

Defense(Mag)

Notes Talisman of Energy will make you and your teammates move faster and attack faster upon you receiving a kill or an assist. Helping you keep on the pursuit when you're ulting.

Notes

Talisman of Energy will make you and your teammates move faster and attack faster upon you receiving a kill or an assist. Helping you keep on the pursuit when you're ulting.

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy

Defense(Phys)

Notes Caduceus Shield is great on Vamana because of your regeneration when ulting. You'll always be in a fight when you're ulting so the passive on Cad shield will proc making you and your allies heal from all sources more effectively. This item also gives all prots, health and power.
Spirit Robe is great for the all prots, CDR, and CCR. The passive gives you 15% damage mitigation for 3 seconds after being hit by a hard cc ability. This refreshes after 15 seconds.

Notes

Caduceus Shield is great on Vamana because of your regeneration when ulting. You'll always be in a fight when you're ulting so the passive on Cad shield will proc making you and your allies heal from all sources more effectively. This item also gives all prots, health and power.
Spirit Robe is great for the all prots, CDR, and CCR. The passive gives you 15% damage mitigation for 3 seconds after being hit by a hard cc ability. This refreshes after 15 seconds.

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Caduceus Shield Caduceus Shield
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Defense(Mag)

Notes Caduceus Shield is great on Vamana because of your regeneration when ulting. You'll always be in a fight when you're ulting so the passive on Cad shield will proc making you and your allies heal from all sources more effectively. This item also gives all prots, health and power.
Oni Hunter's Garb is good for the magical prots, health and CCR, but the passive gives you damage mitigation when stacked making you very very tanky.

Notes

Caduceus Shield is great on Vamana because of your regeneration when ulting. You'll always be in a fight when you're ulting so the passive on Cad shield will proc making you and your allies heal from all sources more effectively. This item also gives all prots, health and power.
Oni Hunter's Garb is good for the magical prots, health and CCR, but the passive gives you damage mitigation when stacked making you very very tanky.

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Caduceus Shield Caduceus Shield
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb

Selling/Upgrading Starter

Notes Hero's Axe will give shield to a nearby ally hit by a hard cc ability worth 15% of your max health making diving with your jungler very fun and a little bit safer.
Sundering Axe deals an extra 10% of your target's current health refreshing once every 7 seconds. Making your pursuit during your ult very dangerous for any carry.
Mantle of Discord is very good because the passive stuns and gives you cc immunity once passed a health threshold. Though they only last for 1 second, it could be the difference between life and death. The prots and CDR are nice too.
Pestilence is a great form of antiheal and gives magical prots and health.
Hide of the Nemean is great against AA team comps.

Notes

Hero's Axe will give shield to a nearby ally hit by a hard cc ability worth 15% of your max health making diving with your jungler very fun and a little bit safer.
Sundering Axe deals an extra 10% of your target's current health refreshing once every 7 seconds. Making your pursuit during your ult very dangerous for any carry.
Mantle of Discord is very good because the passive stuns and gives you cc immunity once passed a health threshold. Though they only last for 1 second, it could be the difference between life and death. The prots and CDR are nice too.
Pestilence is a great form of antiheal and gives magical prots and health.
Hide of the Nemean is great against AA team comps.

Build Item Hero's Axe Hero's Axe
Build Item Sundering Axe Sundering Axe
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion

Selling Boots(Phys)

Notes I chose Sundering Axe for the damage potential. Sold my boots for Void Shield because of the power pen and prots it gives me. I also gain health from it. My passive also gives me power from the item because it's phys prots.

Notes

I chose Sundering Axe for the damage potential. Sold my boots for Void Shield because of the power pen and prots it gives me. I also gain health from it. My passive also gives me power from the item because it's phys prots.

Build Item Sundering Axe Sundering Axe
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Caduceus Shield Caduceus Shield
Build Item Spirit Robe Spirit Robe

Selling Boots(Mag)

Notes I chose Sundering Axe for the damage potential. Sold my boots for Void Shield because of the power pen and prots it gives me. I also gain health from it. My passive also gives me power from the item because it's phys prots.

Notes

I chose Sundering Axe for the damage potential. Sold my boots for Void Shield because of the power pen and prots it gives me. I also gain health from it. My passive also gives me power from the item because it's phys prots.

Build Item Sundering Axe Sundering Axe
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Caduceus Shield Caduceus Shield
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb

Other Items to Consider

Notes Breastplate of Valor is good for phys prots, mana, mp5 and CDR. A great item for Vamana.
Genji's Guard is magical defense and you gain health, mp5, and CDR. The passive lowers your cooldowns by a few seconds when you're hit by a magical ability.
Pestilence is great for antiheal, also providing magical prots and health.
Mantle of Discord is great for survivability. The passive gives you cc immunity and stuns enemy players for 1 second. You also gain all prots and CDR.
Hide of the Nemean is great into high AA team comps.
Spectral Armor is great into comps with high crit chance. eg Jing/Merc.

Notes

Breastplate of Valor is good for phys prots, mana, mp5 and CDR. A great item for Vamana.
Genji's Guard is magical defense and you gain health, mp5, and CDR. The passive lowers your cooldowns by a few seconds when you're hit by a magical ability.
Pestilence is great for antiheal, also providing magical prots and health.
Mantle of Discord is great for survivability. The passive gives you cc immunity and stuns enemy players for 1 second. You also gain all prots and CDR.
Hide of the Nemean is great into high AA team comps.
Spectral Armor is great into comps with high crit chance. eg Jing/Merc.

Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Genji's Guard Genji's Guard
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor

Vamana's Skill Order Notes Max your 3 for the poke and wave clear. It can hit your target(s) twice. Max the 2 after that then the dash. Put points into your ult whenever you can for the prots and power.

Notes

Max your 3 for the poke and wave clear. It can hit your target(s) twice. Max the 2 after that then the dash. Put points into your ult whenever you can for the prots and power.

Clear The Path

1 X Y
Clear The Path
3 15 16 18 19

Armored Umbrella

2 A B
Armored Umbrella
2 8 11 12 14

Umbrellarang

3 B A
Umbrellarang
1 4 6 7 10

Colossal Fury

4 Y X
Colossal Fury
5 9 13 17 20
Clear The Path
3 15 16 18 19

Clear The Path

1 X
Vamana opens his umbrella in front of him and sprints forward, doing damage to all enemies and knocking them into the air.

Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 15s
Armored Umbrella
2 8 11 12 14

Armored Umbrella

2 A
Vamana infuses his umbrella with his armor, reinforcing it while he strikes forth, doing damage to all enemies in a cone.

Ability Type: Cone
Damage: 85 / 135 / 185 / 235 / 285 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11s
Umbrellarang
1 4 6 7 10

Umbrellarang

3 B
Vamana spins an umbrella out in front of him, hitting everyone in its path for damage and slowing your enemies' attack and movement speeds. After reaching its destination, the umbrella returns back to Vamana, hitting everyone in its path again.

Ability Type: Projectile
Damage: 50 / 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Damage (Max): 100 / 170 / 240 / 310 / 380 (+100% of your Physical Power)
Attack / Movement Speed Slow: 25%
Slow Duration: 3s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 13s
Colossal Fury
5 9 13 17 20

Colossal Fury

4 Y
Vamana grows to an enormous giant for 6s gaining immunity to Crowd Control, Protections, Physical Power, regeneration and his Basic Attacks now damage all nearby enemies. His Movement Penalty for Attacking, Backpedaling, and Strafing are reduced by 20% while in this state. Successful attacks on enemies also provide stacking Movement Speed for 3s. When Vamana is in Colossal form, taking damage from gods increases the duration and Vamana can pass through player made walls. You may cancel his giant form early.

Ability Type: Buff
Protections: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35
Physical Power: 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 / 100
Health Regeneration: 1% per .2 second
Shield: 1% of Maximum Health per .2 second
Movement Speed: 3% per stack (max 5 stacks)
Duration: 6s
Duration Increase: 0.5s per hit, up to 10s
Radius: 16
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Vamana Threats

Tap each threat level to view Vamana’s threats

Max
0
Major
1
Even
0
Minor
0
Tiny
0

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The6thEspada | February 17, 2021 8:24pm
What would I build for support?
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Big Damage (32) | February 17, 2021 9:46pm
You shouldn't be playing Vamana in Support.

Support viable warriors in order of best to worst(ish) are

Horus, Hercules, Erlang Shen, Amaterasu, Guan Yu, Mulan, Osiris, Tyr.
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The6thEspada | February 17, 2021 9:53pm
Thank you for letting me know, I wasn't intending to play support Vamana in ranked, only in casuals.
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Branmuffin17 (349) | January 27, 2021 10:34pm
My 2nd game of S8 and I was thrown into Solo. Hadn't prepared at all, and didn't have any guides up to direct me (honestly probably shouldn't need guides at this point but sometimes I get a case of low confidence lol).

Thinking of all 4 abilities dealing damage, I finally decided upon Bluestone Pendant, got to my mana buff late (SMH), and started a bit behind. Since I'm no good 1v1 boxing, I played it on the safe side. Continuing not to think well, I went for Warrior Tabi instead of Ninja Tabi, which I strongly prefer on him when I'm not being stupid.

That said, I almost went Breastplate of Valor 2nd (against Erlang Shen), but decided on Gladiator's Shield since I was in the ability mindset, into Shogun's Kusari, Void Shield, Frostbound Hammer, upgraded to Corrupted Bluestone, and finished by replacing Tabi with Oni Hunter's Garb.

Can't tell you how effective it was, but Bluestone Pendant felt pretty okay. I think considering other starter options besides Warrior's Axe might be good, but curious what others think too. Maybe even Death's Toll could be considered?
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Big Damage (32) | January 28, 2021 1:55am
I think Bluestone Pendant is the only worthwhile option personally, whether you go for Corrupted Bluestone is optional but I don't think that is worth it either unless it provided some base attack speed.

The way I find Vamana the most fun to play is to just get to level 9 with max Umbrellarang and proxy farm, there's much more to farm in S8 too which when done efficiently can put you quiet far ahead.

Warrior's Axe and Death's Toll do not provide the wave clear that Bluestone Pendant do.
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ToneBone (1) | January 28, 2021 12:06am
Well shoot man. Did the game go well at least? I know my build isn’t the best one but I try to give a lot of variance and stuff when I make them. I plan on playing with my builds and testing them then once I come to a solid consensus I’ll update my guides. So I’ll have to think about yours.
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Branmuffin17 (349) | January 28, 2021 10:28am
Well I mean, we didn't win if that's what you mean by going well =P But I also didn't do terribly, so that's a bonus.
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Big Damage (32) | January 27, 2021 2:54am
No mention of Breastplate of Valor for Vamana?

Also considering how knowledgeable you are of the game I'm surprised you don't know that he can walk through player made walls in his ultimate. Making Odin no risk to him at all.
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ToneBone (1) | January 27, 2021 9:35am
I have made the changes. Again, thanks for letting me know.
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ToneBone (1) | January 27, 2021 8:32am
Yes, I see now that I have made a pretty big mistake forgetting that interaction with his ult. Also, in the “Other Items to Consider” section, which I have totally forgotten, I would have added items like BoV Genji’s and Oni Hunter’s. I’ll have to hop back in and fix those mistakes. Thank you for pointing them out to me.
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