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Solar Prime - EU

Main Build
Build Section
Notes

Zhong Kui does not come pre-built. Unlike a lot of mages, he needs to adapt to the circumstances to a very large degree. This is an example that's been requested, and I am by no means the foremost Zhong player. Most of the time, you'll want to pick up Sands of Time, but on occasion, Vampiric Shroud will serve you better.

The levelling order is a rough approximation at best. Max your 1, but give your 2 an extra point early on. Always put points in your ult when you can.

Starting Out
Sands of Time

Sands of Time

+20
Magical Power
+5
Mp 5
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - This item grants 2 MP5 per 10% of your missing Mana

Vampiric Shroud

Vampiric Shroud

+20
Magical Power
+100
Health
+10
Physical Protection

PASSIVE - Damaging any enemies with an ability gives you bonus 6 health and 3 mana. Can only trigger once per target per ability.

Uncommon Staff

Uncommon Staff

+15
Magical Power
+75
Health

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.

Finished Build
Pendulum of Ages

Pendulum of Ages

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

PASSIVE - This item grants 4 MP5 per 10% of your missing Mana. This item grants 10 Magical power per 10% of your available Mana.

Evolved Warlock's Staff

Evolved Warlock's Staff

+155
Magical Power
+225
Health
+200
Mana
+10
Magical Penetration

Evolved Hide of the Urchin

Evolved Hide of the Urchin

+51
Physical Protection
+51
Magical Protection
+250
Health
+250
Mana

PASSIVE - Provides a Health Shield that gains stacks every 2s. Shield only stacks if you have not taken or dealt damage in the last 5s. Each stack provides 10% of 100 Health +5 Per Level. The full shield will regenerate after 20 seconds.

Void Stone

Void Stone

+250
Health
+40
Magical Power
+60
Magical Protection

AURA - Enemy gods within 55 units have their Magical Protection reduced by 10%.

Spear of Desolation

Spear of Desolation

+110
Magical Power
+12
Magical Penetration
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - If you receive a kill or assist on an Enemy God all of your non-ultimate cooldowns are reduced by 2 seconds and your ultimate cooldown is reduced by 6 seconds.

Calamitous Rod of Tahuti

Calamitous Rod of Tahuti

+120
Magical Power
+30
Mp 5
+10
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Basic Attacks and Abilities gain 25% additional Magical Power against targets below 50% Health. <n>GLYPH - Successfully hitting an enemy god with an ability calls down a meteor that lands after 1s, dealing 100 (+35% of your Magical Power) damage in a 15 unit radius. This effect can only occur once every 30s.

Defensive Builds
Notes

For defensive builds, Zhong's options are many and varied. I won't list every option, but instead useful items that can fit into builds instead of Hide of the Urchin and Void Stone

Against Magical
Bulwark of Hope

Bulwark of Hope

+70
Magical Protection
+250
Health
+20%
Crowd Control Reduction

PASSIVE - When you take damage and are below 40% Health, you gain a Shield with health equal to 12% of your Maximum Health for 20s. Can only occur once every 60s.

Pestilence

Pestilence

+80
Magical Protection
+250
Health

AURA - Enemy gods within 55 units have their healing reduced by 25%. This does not stack with similar Auras.

Mantle of Discord

Mantle of Discord

+55
Physical Protection
+55
Magical Protection
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - If you take damage below 30% health you unleash a shockwave that stuns all enemies within a range of 20 units for 1s and become immune to Crowd Control for 1s. This effect cannot trigger more than once every 110s.

Against Physical
Breastplate of Determination

Breastplate of Determination

+55
Physical Protection
+300
Mana
+10
Mp 5
+20%
Cooldown Reduction

GLYPH - Each time you are hit by an ability, gain a stack of 5 Protections that corresponds to the damage type you were hit with, up to a max of 4 of each type. Once you reach max stacks of both kinds, gain a burst of 20% Movement Speed and double your Protections gained by this effect for 8s, after which all stacks are removed.

Jade Emperor's Crown

Jade Emperor's Crown

+30
Magical Power
+50
Physical Protection
+350
Health
+10%
Crowd Control Reduction

AURA - Enemy gods within 40 units have their Physical Power reduced by 15%.

Blood-soaked Shroud

Blood-soaked Shroud

+75
Magical Power
+55
Physical Protection
+200
Health
+15%
Magical Lifesteal

PASSIVE - Damaging any enemy with an ability restores 1.5% Health and Mana. Can only trigger once per target per ability.

Leveling Order
Skills Section
Primary Order
Expose Evil
Expose Evil
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Exorcism
Exorcism
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Book of Demons
Book of Demons
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Recall Demons
Recall Demons
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Matchups
Gods Section
Strong Against
Weak Against