2 years ago
1
Patch 7.7
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EastCoastSmite - NA

Main Build
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Notes

Focus on hitting your abilities. Ice Stance is strong in the early game, as mid-late game arrives, put effort into using Void and Fire. Become familiar with doing a quick 180 flicker to escape danger. Play with your team, don't be afraid to move up. Your abilities do insane amounts of damage mid-late game. Use this to your advantage; Fight within your abilities if you are getting dove.

Starting Build
Mage's Blessing

Mage's Blessing

+10 Bonus Ability Damage +10 Physical Power +30 Magical Power +2 MP5 Per 10% Missing Mana ROLE QUEST: MID Kill or Assist Lane Minions or Enemy gods to gain stacks. Lane Minions are worth 1 Stack and Enemy gods are worth 5 Stacks. At 75 Stacks Mage's Blessing Evolves, gaining 10% Cooldown Reduction.

Lost Artifact

Lost Artifact

+20
Magical Power
+5
Mp 5

Healing Potion

Healing Potion

This consumable heals 250 Health over 25 seconds.

Healing Potion

Healing Potion

This consumable heals 250 Health over 25 seconds.

Mana Potion

Mana Potion

This consumable heals 150 Mana over 25 seconds.

Mana Potion

Mana Potion

This consumable heals 150 Mana over 25 seconds.

Notes

Complete Boots before finishing Chronos Pendate.

Finished Build
Chronos' Pendant

Chronos' Pendant

+90
Magical Power
+20
Mp 5
+20%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - Every 10s the Pendant activates, subtracting 1s from all of your abilities currently on Cooldown. The initial countdown will not start until you leave the fountain.

Shoes of the Magi

Shoes of the Magi

+75
Magical Power
+100
Mana
+8%
Magical Lifesteal
+18%
Movement Speed

Spear of the Magus

Spear of the Magus

+110
Magical Power
+12%
Magical Lifesteal
+12
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Whenever you damage an enemy god with an ability you mark them to take 7.5% increased damage from all sources. This effect lasts for 7s and can only occur once every 15s.

Soul Gem

Soul Gem

+80
Magical Power
+150
Health
+12%
Magical Lifesteal
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - On successful hit of an Ability you gain 1 stack. At 4 Stacks your next Ability that damages an enemy God will deal bonus damage equal to 25% of your Magical power to each God hit, and will heal yourself and allies within 20 units for 30% of your Magical Power and will consume the 4 stacks.

Typhon's Fang

Typhon's Fang

+70
Magical Power
+200
Mana
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+10
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Your Healing obtained from Magical Lifesteal is increased by 25%. Your Magical power is increased by twice the amount of Magical Lifesteal you have.

Obsidian Shard

Obsidian Shard

+100
Magical Power
+20
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Your first ability cast gains 10% Magical Penetration. This can only occur once every 10 seconds.

Notes

For Joust is it very strong to go a lifesteal heavy build on Merlin. In higher level Joust you will often face against double front-line comps that will dive you. With Merlin's high damage, especially with spear of magus in combination with lifesteal, you can out-trade and kill aggressive tanks. With this build you will have 30% CDR and 30 %Pen (40 on first cast.) Soul gem can be replaced with Bancrofts if you are getting dove extremely hard and need the additional power/lifesteal.