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You wouldn't like me when I'm angry: Cu Chulainn Solo and Joust (S8.5)

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by Big Damage updated May 23, 2021

Smite God: Cu Chulainn

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Cu Chulainn Build

Main Build

Notes This is your standard Cu Chulainn Solo build. Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap Reinforced Greaves late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

An alternative to Reinforced Greaves could be Warrior Tabi.

Notes

This is your standard Cu Chulainn Solo build. Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap Reinforced Greaves late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

An alternative to Reinforced Greaves could be Warrior Tabi.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Reinforced Greaves Reinforced Greaves
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Start 1 (Bluestone)

Notes Standard Bluestone Pendant start. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Notes

Standard Bluestone Pendant start. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Build Item Bluestone Pendant Bluestone Pendant
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
4

Start 2 (Upgraded Starter)

Notes Standard start for an upgraded starter item at level 20. Start by clearing your blue alone and going to lane, once you have 700G to get Warrior Tabi teleport and get them ASAP. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Notes

Standard start for an upgraded starter item at level 20. Start by clearing your blue alone and going to lane, once you have 700G to get Warrior Tabi teleport and get them ASAP. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Build Item Combat Boots Combat Boots
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
4
Build Item Teleport Glyph Teleport Glyph

Start 3 (Antiheal)

Notes Standard Tainted Steel start. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Notes

Standard Tainted Steel start. Multi Potions help stack sustain on chalice when you have no protections.

Build Item Tainted Steel Tainted Steel
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Multi Potion Multi Potion
4

Build 1A (Magical Opponent)

Notes Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Notes

Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Build 1B (Sustain)

Notes Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap Reinforced Greaves late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

An alternative to Reinforced Greaves could be Warrior Tabi.

Notes

Upgrade Bluestone Brooch from Bluestone Pendant at level 20.

Swap Reinforced Greaves late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

An alternative to Reinforced Greaves could be Warrior Tabi.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Reinforced Greaves Reinforced Greaves
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Stone of Gaia Stone of Gaia
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Build 2 (Late Starter)

Notes Purchase Sundering Axe late game or an alternative, such as Protector Of The Jungle or Manikin Hidden Blade.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Notes

Purchase Sundering Axe late game or an alternative, such as Protector Of The Jungle or Manikin Hidden Blade.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Sundering Axe Sundering Axe
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Build 3 (Antiheal)

Notes Upgrade Tainted Breastplate from Tainted Steel at level 20.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

An alternative to Warrior Tabi could be Reinforced Greaves.

Notes

Upgrade Tainted Breastplate from Tainted Steel at level 20.

Swap Warrior Tabi late game for Void Shield or an alternative, such as Brawler's Beat Stick or Arondight.

Spectral Armor is your alternative/situational item slot. It will usually be Spectral however you can change it.

An alternative to Warrior Tabi could be Reinforced Greaves.

Build Item Tainted Breastplate Tainted Breastplate
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Elixir of Speed Elixir of Speed
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Defence Options

Notes These are all alternative or situational defence items that can work on Cu Chulainn to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all alternative or situational defence items that can work on Cu Chulainn to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Mail of Renewal Mail of Renewal
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Oni Hunter's Garb Oni Hunter's Garb
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade

Offence Options

Notes These are all alternative or situational damage items that can work on Cu Chulainn to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all alternative or situational damage items that can work on Cu Chulainn to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

They do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Ancile Ancile
Build Item Arondight Arondight
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Shifter's Shield Shifter's Shield
Build Item Stone Cutting Sword Stone Cutting Sword
Build Item The Sledge The Sledge
Build Item Titan's Bane Titan's Bane
Build Item Void Shield Void Shield

Relic Options

Notes These are all of the relics that can work on Cu Chulainn to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

Blink Rune and Sundering Spear are the main two that you will be picking up, the others do NOT need to be built every single game.

Notes

These are all of the relics that can work on Cu Chulainn to counter the enemy team or not feel as weak into certain comps/items.

Blink Rune and Sundering Spear are the main two that you will be picking up, the others do NOT need to be built every single game.

Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Sundering Spear Sundering Spear
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Horrific Emblem Horrific Emblem

Cu Chulainn's Skill Order Notes At level 4 you can opt out of putting a point into Vent Anger and put the first point for Vent Anger in at level 14.

The pro to this are that you are getting your damage abilities online earlier, the con being you can't control when you transform and will always have to when you reach the 85 rage threshold.

Notes

At level 4 you can opt out of putting a point into Vent Anger and put the first point for Vent Anger in at level 14.

The pro to this are that you are getting your damage abilities online earlier, the con being you can't control when you transform and will always have to when you reach the 85 rage threshold.

Barbed Spear / Ground Slam

1 X Y
Barbed Spear / Ground Slam
1 3 6 7 10

Vent Anger

2 A B
Vent Anger
4 15 16 18 19

Salmon's Leap / Furious Charge

3 B A
Salmon's Leap / Furious Charge
2 8 11 12 14

Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry

4 Y X
Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry
5 9 13 17 20
Barbed Spear / Ground Slam
1 3 6 7 10

Barbed Spear / Ground Slam

1 X
Cu Chulainn thrusts his spear forward, damaging all enemies in front of him and stunning less powerful minions. Successfully hitting an enemy minion with this ability restores 5 Rage, 8 for a god (to a max of 18). Barbs from his spear stick in opponents and reduce their healing received for 4s.

In his Berserk Form, Cu Chulainn instead slams his massive arms down, damaging and rooting all Enemies in front of him.

Ability Type: Line
Damage: 65 / 125 / 185 / 245 / 305 (+55% of your Physical Power)
Healing Reduction: 50%
Stun Duration: 2s
Root Duration: 1s
Range: 45
Cost: 9 Rage
Cooldown: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11s
Vent Anger
4 15 16 18 19

Vent Anger

2 A
Cu Chulainn vents his anger as superheated steam, increasing his Movement Speed and draining his Rage. Every .5s while in this state, all enemies within range are damaged by the heat. Vent Anger does not return Rage.

In his Berserk form, Cu Chulainn Vents Anger automatically.

Ability Type: Area
Damage Per Second: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 (+5% of your Physical Power)
Movement Speed: 5%
Radius: 22.5
Cost: 16 Rage
Cooldown: 6s
Salmon's Leap / Furious Charge
2 8 11 12 14

Salmon's Leap / Furious Charge

3 B
Cu Chulainn vaults over his spear, leaping to a target location and slamming it down to damage enemies around and in front of him. Successfully hitting an enemy minion with this ability restores 5 Rage, 8 for a god (to a max of 18).

In his Berserk Form, Cu Chulainn instead charges forward damaging and driving all enemies back with him.

Ability Type: Leap
Damage: 65 / 120 / 175 / 230 / 285 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Range: 35
Cost: 9 Rage
Cooldown: 16s
Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry
5 9 13 17 20

Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry

4 Y
Cu Chulainn swings his spear Gae Bulg in a circle around him, Damaging and Knocking Up all Enemies. Successfully hitting an enemy minion with this ability restores 10 Rage, 26 for a god (to a max of 36).

In his Berserk Form, Cu Chulainn instead gives a terrifying yell, Damaging all Enemies and causing them to Tremble. This yell costs no Rage and has a 35s cooldown.

Ability Type: Area
Damage: 175 / 250 / 325 / 400 / 475 (+65% of your Physical Power)
Tremble Duration: 1s
Radius: 30
Cost: 14 Rage
Cooldown: 85s

Chapter Title

Hiya this is my 8th guide, in-depth guide for this coming in future as work in progress along with other guides.

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1
McLovin35 | May 22, 2021 7:38pm
Is this still viable for joust?
2
Big Damage (32) | May 23, 2021 2:16am
Just updated it now :)
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McLovin35 | May 24, 2021 1:39am
Thanks man, love your other guides as well
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the big bruh | February 6, 2021 7:29pm
thx
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rahsaan7 | June 12, 2020 12:53am
Hello to all I just want to say guys like kriega1, stuke99, gulfwulf and others on this forum know what their talking about, I've been testing their builds and the corrections they recommend to other people posting builds.
I use their builds in Arena which may sound crazy but I use their logic on the builds while playing and I must say I'm very successful with with their builds and corrections, the only problem I have is the amount of SCRUBS on random Queues their terrible also I turned off Crossplay because I find without the Nintendo Switch players I get more cohesive play.

I used Gladiator's Shield as they recommend and the sustain got me the final kill on Ares while being jump by Hera, Kukulkan and Chang'e.
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Big Damage (32) | June 12, 2020 1:27am
Okay well Stuke99 has a Cu Chulainn build of his own if you want to check that out, also yes of course any item with healing procs is going to get you through situations like that but the cost effectiveness, especially in arena where you can just back and heal all the time it is not worth the gold. You could make an argument that it can be useful in Joust which I would partially agree with, but Arena aside from those slim situations of needing a small heal to win a fight it is meh at best.
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Devampi (105) | June 12, 2020 3:44am
it totally depends on the tank, while the shields are indeed better in conquest and are picked up with a clear (early game) goal in mind in other modes the extra sustain they provide for certain characters is too beneficial ( King Arthur or Osiris are great users in any mode because of their spam abilities capability).
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Constable Slap Monkey (1) | April 26, 2020 9:47pm
is it worth forgoing glad shield to buy runic?
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Kriega1 (125) | April 27, 2020 3:38am
You should rush Runic then get boots, after that you can choose to get Glad Shield third.

Or, you can rush Runic then go into Glad Shield.

I guess it would depend on the matchup though, maybe some matchups you can get Glad first, then go into runic/boots.
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ToneBone (1) | January 22, 2021 9:14pm
I feel as though skipping boots through two whole item slots, not even including your starter, is basically signing a death wish. Your movement will be lacking immensely causing you to be highly susceptible to ganks. And skipping out on a power spike that the power boots give you means you’ll be getting outtraded by the enemy solo.
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Constable Slap Monkey (1) | April 27, 2020 1:34pm
Ok cool, Id think glad is great solo but not really necessary in joust right? Like if they had 2 physical I could rush mystic and if 2 magic I could rush runic?
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Gulfwulf (79) | April 26, 2020 9:53pm
I'd still get glad for the sustain, then buy runic afterwards if necessary.
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You wouldn't like me when I'm angry: Cu Chulainn Solo and Joust (S8.5)
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