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Smite God: Loki

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Purchase Order

Starting build Notes I buy attackes blessing for that early pen and shoes to get the movement speed. 4 mana potions to help sustain and the healing potion to get some hp back. This should keep you on the field for a fair bit and once you have enough for Warrior Tabi then go back to fountain and buy them.

Build Item Attacker's Blessing Attacker's Blessing
Build Item Shoes Shoes
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion

Level 5-8 build Notes Around levels 5-8 your attackers blessing should be upgraded and by level 8-9 grab Hydras Lament helps with the cdr and with some MP5 as well. If you have the extra gold start builing Mace (tier 1 Brawlers Beat Stuck ). I usually would build Transcendence first to help with mana and cdr but in arena i dont build stacks cause no one is going goin to let you finish them.

Build Item Attacker's Blessing Attacker's Blessing
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion

Build level 9-17 Notes Grabbing brawlers beat stick will come in handy because there will always be someone healing for the forth item it is up to preference and really according to what you're up against.
I ussually grab Deathbringer for my fourth but after with some thinking its a waste of an item slot so Bloodforge will fit well with him and help in some situations. For the fifth item grab Titans Bane for those tanks.

Build Item Attacker's Blessing Attacker's Blessing
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Blink Rune Blink Rune
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Heavenly Wings Heavenly Wings
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet
Build Item Phantom Veil Phantom Veil

Final build Notes So this is usually what i end up with in arena. Mantle of Discord is nice to have just to help with escaping, this also maxes out your cdr.

Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Warrior Tabi Warrior Tabi
Build Item Hydra's Lament Hydra's Lament
Build Item Brawler's Beat Stick Brawler's Beat Stick
Build Item Jotunn's Wrath Jotunn's Wrath
Build Item Bloodforge Bloodforge
Build Item Purification Beads Purification Beads
Build Item Aegis Amulet Aegis Amulet

Loki's Skill Order

Vanish

Vanish

1 X
1 6 9 12 13
Decoy

Decoy

2 A
2 14 16 17 18
Aimed Strike

Aimed Strike

3 B
3 4 7 8 11
Assassinate

Assassinate

4 Y
5 10 15 19 20

Introduction

Hello everyone TBHNotADragon here and i have a build for Loki. Loki is not hard to play but for those who dont know how to build him here is an ok build. Im sure it can use some work, i typically hate playing Loki but i have fun playing him with this build. I hipe this build works in arena as it has for me

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TBHNotADragon | May 15, 2019 7:13pm
After some good points and constructive feedback i updated this build and it works alot better than it has previously with my original build
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Gulfwulf (55) | May 15, 2019 7:34pm
Not bad though I don't think Loki really needs Phantom Veil; also, Heavenly Wings is a bit situational because he already has extra movement speed with Vanish.
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Branmuffin17 (273) | May 15, 2019 7:37pm
Eh, in Arena there's a reasonable chance you'll come across an Odin. If so, and if you don't want to use your ult specifically on enemies inside (that might be tanky which sucks for the ult's potential) or save your ult to get out, then Phantom is absolutely an option. 100%. Note I also list it in mine.
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Kriega1 (72) | May 14, 2019 1:38pm
Another Deathbringer Loki build. TBHNotADragon why do you insist on including it?
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TBHNotADragon | May 14, 2019 3:28pm
I actually dont know it just worked when i used it and kinda just stuck. Is Deathbringer on Loki bad Kriega1
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Branmuffin17 (273) | May 14, 2019 3:42pm
DB can work out, technically, on Loki, because there's a lot of attack canceling in his combo, so you get opportunities to get that bonus damage. But the biggest consideration is that his first attack has a progression of 0.75. So...where a normal god with a standard progression of 1 (e.g. hunters) would hit for full damage (base damage + physical power - mitigation from enemy protections), Loki's first hit only deals 75% of that potential damage.

With crits, it's a 2x multiplier, so that hunter would get 2x damage. But for Loki, it's only 0.75 * 2 = 1.5x damage. Basically, crits do less for him.

Then, you add the fact that your example build only has 1 crit item, and now you've built a very expensive item and only have a 25% chance of critting...which is fairly low. Crit builds usually want closer to 50% or higher crit chance to make crits somewhat reliable.

Then you consider his full progression, and it's unlikely you get through the full thing before you want to retreat. This is the full series:

0.75 / .5 / .5 / .5 / 1.5x damage and swing time

So the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th hits only deal 1/2 of the general potential damage, and crits would push that to a damage of 1. If anything, if wanted to get better use out of those basics, you'd build into Qin's Sais, which benefits because the bonus damage applies per hit and doesn't change based on progression. Not that Qin's is usually suggested either...Loki is, for all intents and purposes, a pure ability user who gets enhanced damage from attack canceling. This means Hydra's Lament is core, and it's good you have it in there.

Now...can you have success with crits? Sure. Bonus damage in a way is bonus damage. But you just don't get the same benefit when you DO crit as others would.

Not that I fully endorse this, but if you insist on this, and your team is winning and you can afford it, you might go Warrior, Jotunn, Hydra, Rage, DB, Titan's...or Titan's, DB, Malice. Just don't expect it to be very affordable (and thus bad for your power curve), and...well...you're welcome to try that.
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Kriega1 (72) | May 14, 2019 3:34pm
Yes. Loki's basic attack progression is: 0.75/0.5/0.5/0.5/1.5x damage and swing time.

Those numbers are percentage of what the full basic attack will be. Activating a ability will reset the chain (or reaching the end of it).

and with Hydra's Lament being the preferred option on Loki, which he uses in combination with auto-attack cancelling with his abilities, a 0.75x scale auto attack is not very good for crit, at all, because you're only getting 0.75x of what the full crit would be. If you decide to senselessly auto attack the enemy consistently with just autos it's even worse, as the auto attack progression has even lower damage for crit for the next 3 auto attacks. On top of that, Loki is an ability based assassin that does better with power and pen, on top of that, Loki would be very unsafe to be built auto attack based, on top of that, Deathbringer is only a small percentage crit chance. On top of that, there are better item choices.

My recommendation, don't get Attacker's Blessing for arena (it does stack from minion damage/kills, but eh...) and instead start tier 2 boots.

For the build go: Warrior Tabi, Jotunn's Wrath, Hydra's Lament, Brawler's Beat Stick, Bloodforge, Heartseeker (or Titan's Bane, or Magi's Cloak/ Mantle of Discord, or Blackthorn Hammer, or Runeforged Hammer).
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TBHNotADragon | May 14, 2019 3:29pm
Now that i look at it i might replace Deathbringer with Bloodforge
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