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Hi! Welcome to my First Guide on SMITEFire on Vulcan. Vulcan is an extremely fun god to play, and is easy to pick up, however, hard to master. He depends heavily on positioning and punishes your enemy if they fail to perfectly position themselves. He is a great Jungler as well as a great pusher, being one of the few solo laners that can hold the opponent at risk of death and can farm extremely well. I play him as a heavy farmer and I think he should snowball for late game as his late game is pretty sub-decent. So, without ado, lets get to burning through the opposition!
+ Amazing Farm
+ Can be built as either tank or damage dealer
+ Very Difficult to Gank Against
+ Gifted with Zoning
+ Amazing Pusher
+ Best Built Hybrid
+ Excellent Jungle Clear Time
+ Play when you Lag :D
+ GOLDEN SKIN
- Bad Teamfight
- Difficult Very Early Game
- Turrets are all his damage
- Ult is difficult to use
= Effects from Items don't affect turrets.
General Tips :
There are many situations when you should ult. Obvious Times are when you are getting away from an enemy. Other times are when you are at a heart of a teamfight. and sometimes, you can punish people for their bad positioning by ulting. Heck, you can even dive with your turrets to get someone. Overtime, it should get to you as a gut feeling.
You should always, or attempt to always, have all your cooldowns before you ult. You should ult before placing down your turret to ensure they do not get burst down before you ult. This rule only applies to offensive ults.
When you are Ganked, you should head for the jungle. Ult if your turret is not extremely low and book it. Place down the cannon whenever you can to slow them down or deny an easy chase. Sometimes, you might get a kill while running.
Buy Actives whenever you deem necessary. Remember to buy them according to situation.
Kiting. Vulcan depends so much on Kiting he can turn the tables with it. If the enemy intiates on you, place the inferno cannon and run in front of it, kiting your enemy around it, with the thumper slowing him down. If you think he is close enough to be ulted down, then ult and kite, they will run, either letting you back or giving you a kill.
WARNING, If your turret damages an enemy god while you are in tower range, the tower will target you, not your turret. This can get you killed and is troubling as a Vulcan player.
First, I need to mention how I prefer Vulcan as a solo lane. However, these select few Lane Partners as well as the best junglers with Vulcan will be listed down here. Do Enjoy =D
1.5 - Updated to Vulcan Rework ( WIP ), also, removed about half of the entire guide to redo everything
1.4.1 - Updated to Vulcan Nerf
1.4 - Updated Build, Updated Words, Updated Everything. Who to Counter Guide & Invincibility Frames added.
1.3 - Vulcan Buff <3 + Updated Build
1.2.3 - Videos + Update on Research + Teammates
1.2.2 - How to Counter + Damage Build
1.2.1 - Visual Improvements
1.2 - Updated for Map Patch. RIP Midas Boots
1.1 - Second Guide Visual Improvements and adding items into actives and honorable item mentions
1.0 - Release
In Summary, Vulcan is an extremely unique god and in my opinion one of the best solo laners, even thou he might need a minor buff, he is an extremely potent god at farming and is a force to be reckoned with despite his minor flaws.
Add me on SMITE : IGN - SKamiTheFly
I would continue to update this guide as the updates roll in and I feel that in needs visual improvements
If there are any questions do ask below =D Feel free to add suggestions
NOTE : This guide is now in a work of progress. Do await the full fledged Vulcan guide soon. Thanks for the Bomb Hi-Rez, Thumper was getting rusty
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