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Your In-depth Ra guide for all your mid-lane necessities.

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Smite God: Ra

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Starter Notes Basic mid start.

Build Item Mage's Blessing Mage's Blessing
Build Item Uncommon Staff Uncommon Staff
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Core Notes This is your core build.

Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff
Build Item Shoes of the Magi Shoes of the Magi
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant

Damage Notes This is what I normally build

Build Item Shaman's Ring Shaman's Ring
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard

Situational items Notes VERY situational

Build Item Rod of Asclepius Rod of Asclepius
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Book of the Dead Book of the Dead


Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Spicy relics for spicy bois

Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune

Ra's Skill Order

Celestial Beam

Celestial Beam

1 X
1 3 6 7 8
Divine Light

Divine Light

2 A
4 14 16 17 18
Solar Blessing

Solar Blessing

3 B
2 9 11 12 13
Searing Pain

Searing Pain

4 Y
5 10 15 19 20
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Ra' Threats

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Ra' threats

So you want to play Ra?

Ra is a very basic god when you first look at him. His kit is very simple but he is definitely always my top pick for mid. His 1 Celestial Beam is a line attack that serves as your main way to clear and primary damage output. His 2 Divine Light is his escape, well your closest thing to an escape. The slow and damage are both decent but I primarily use his 2 as a damage output. His 3 Solar Blessing is what people primarily think of when they think of Ra. Use this to heal wave or your allies. You can out sustain most mid-laners because of this ability. Now the reason why Ra is my favorite mid-laner is because of his 4 Searing Pain. This ability seems like a lot of the other mage's ultimates, but the beauty of this ability is it's extremely low cooldown. At max rank the ability has a cooldown of only 50 seconds with no CDR. Now if this piques your interest read on, I will go in-depth about his match ups, his role in team fights and other things of that nature.

Level One and Laning Phase.

Before the game starts choose what you'd like to do, be it helping the jungler clear speed for extra XP, going straight to mid or being toxic and proxying from red buff. If you're an XP bot like you should be(come on you're in mid-lane)you'll start with the jungler at speed. If you do this correctly and get to lane before losing a creep you'll hit level 2 after the first wave. The goal when laning up until team fights start happening is to make your opponent wish he chose ADC instead. Your number one focus should be clearing wave, if you clear wave and have time between wave hit any of the harpy camps for extra XP. Prioritize Mid lane harpies for maximum hate on the foe in your lane, if you and your jungler properly clear mid-harpies and consistently have timer on them you're saving yourself from having to deal with an enemy mid-laner or jungler being ahead in XP. Sometimes when the event happens and your duo lane or solo lane are losing a fight a friendly Searing Pain can turn the tides but whatever you do don't go into lane to get this cheeky snipe all of your abilities except your 2 go through walls, so be a cheeky little mid and snipe them through the wall.Always ward no excuses.

Teamfights and you.

Primarily in team fights you will be putting heaping amounts of damage on the enemy squishies, tanks aren't your target unless you're really fed. Don't give the enemy Osiris any more reason to stick to you. So basically don't allow the ADC, Mid or jungler to take objectives if you're there be a nuisance throw your abilities at them and get your team to clean up. If your team needs to top off on healing just throw your 3 down in a *safe* area, when taking objectives but your 3 in a place accessible for your team and yourself. Remember to throw your ult at your enemies your cooldowns should be super low with Chronos Pendant.


So here are the matchups real quick nothing too wild. If you're not favored it is because the enemy has CC and can keep you under tower.

    Ah Puch
    Nu Wa

Be extra careful:
    He Bo
    Zhong Kui
    The Morrigan

In theory

Alright so that should cover Ra for the most part, this has been my first guide I don't know how well this is but I have been grinding ranked matches with Ra with success but take my words with a grain of salt I am no pro or anything like that. I started playing after AMA's drop and took a brief hiatus through season 4, this season I have been grinding and improving my plays with success. Thank you for reading please leave some constructive criticism and I will try my best to abide to your words.

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Tlaloc1050 (17) | June 12, 2018 5:58am
If I were you, I'd cover the abilities in more depth and the items too in order to fit the title
Gulfwulf (62) | June 11, 2018 6:11am
Hola, you have six points in Divine Light and four in Searing Pain. You may want to fix your leveling guide. :)
Kriega1 (82) | June 11, 2018 5:13am
Replace Shaman's Ring (Please don't get this on Ra) with Rod of Asclepius, and Warlock's Staff with Soul Reaver and this would be a good build. Also Book of the Dead is a terrible item item currently btw. With Rod of Asclepius you don't really need Warlock's Staff most of the time, though you could substitute Spear of Desolation for it (if you don't need Divine Ruin for anti-heal).

So a typical build would be: Rod of Asclepius, Shoes of the Magi, Divine Ruin, Chronos' Pendant, Obsidian Shard, Soul Reaver. And as I said if you don't need Divine Ruin (which you will need most of the time) you can get Spear of Desolation or Warlock's Staff.

An alternative to Chronos' Pendant (IF you do not want it) can be to get Shoes of Focus and Spear of Desolation instead of Shoes of the Magi and Chronos' Pendant.
holaToreador | June 11, 2018 9:10pm
I understand the Shaman's Ring choice but I feel that Warlock's Staff gives you a little bit more security in lane.
Gulfwulf (62) | June 11, 2018 6:09am
How do you feel about Lotus Crown, Kriega?
Kriega1 (82) | June 11, 2018 6:17am
It's a good option, but I feel like Rod of Asclepius is enough. Ra is more damage focused than healing focused I feel , although he does apply the passive from Lotus Crown on multiple teammates quite easily. If you want it, go ahead, but it's more of a situational choice, especially since it doesen't offer very much power.
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Your In-depth Ra guide for all your mid-lane necessities.
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