2 years ago
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Patch 6.3
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lnvalid - NA

Full Cooldown Reduction Build, made for being in the action during team fighting.

Main Items
Build Section
Notes

This build comes from a casual Guan Yu Main only, I'm bad at ranked so no idea how this build works in higher games. Guan Yu, is one of my top favorite gods to play and I love using this build for him! Guan works best with max CDR, with his passive buff change and heal reducing the cooldowns, he's already set to be made so that his allies will not fall!

Starting Items
Round Shield

Round Shield

+10
Physical Power
+5
Physical Protection

Boots

Boots

+6%
Movement Speed

Multi Potion

Multi Potion

This consumable heals 125 Health and 75 Mana over 25 seconds.

Healing Potion

Healing Potion

This consumable heals 250 Health over 25 seconds.

Magic Shell

Magic Shell

Using this item applies a shield to themselves and allies within 35 units for 100 Health + 12 Health per God Level for 3s. Cooldown - 150s.

Notes

With Guan in the early, you won't want to waste time on getting Gladiator's Shield online. It's a vital item for him and the stats it gives in the early game while only costing 1700 gold is an excellent pay off! Health & Multi potion are great to pick up so that you can stay a little longer.

Picking up Shell is one of the best relics you can get, if the enemy team builds anti-heal you won't have to worry about it being countered like Meditation would. In addition when you upgrade it later on, you and your teammates will get 2 stacks of block, which can help in some situations.

Mid Game - Level 12
Gladiator's Shield

Gladiator's Shield

+25
Physical Power
+40
Physical Protection
+200
Health
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - When damaging an enemy god below 60% health with an ability you deal an additional 15 + 25% of your Protections from items and abilities. Can only trigger once per enemy per ability.

Warrior Tabi

Warrior Tabi

+40
Physical Power
+100
Mana
+18%
Movement Speed

Genji's Guard

Genji's Guard

+150
Health
+70
Magical Protection
+40
Mp 5
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - When you take Magical Damage from Abilities your cooldowns are reduced by 3s. This can only occur once every 30s.

Breastplate of Valor

Breastplate of Valor

+65
Physical Protection
+300
Mana
+10
Mp 5
+20%
Cooldown Reduction

Warded Shield

Warded Shield

+15
Physical Power
+25
Magical Protection

Bracer of Undoing Upgrade

Bracer of Undoing Upgrade

Using this item subtracts 3s from all abilities currently on Cooldown and restores 40% Health and Mana lost within the last 5s. Cooldown - 120s.

Magic Shell

Magic Shell

Using this item applies a shield to themselves and allies within 35 units for 100 Health + 12 Health per God Level for 3s. Cooldown - 150s.

Notes

Level 12! Now you can pick up that second relic that gets over looked and you now have the majority of the build down. It is important to note that you go into Genji's Guard instead of Breastplate of Valor, Genji's costs less, but only by 100. However since you got Gladiator's Shield online in the earlier stages you'll be wanting magical protections at this point and proc you get from Genji's makes a big difference! From there go right into Breastplate of Valor for the extra CD along with physical protection. After that start on Warded Shield which you'll eventually build into a Runic Shield.

Now you might be looking at Bracer of Undoing and wondering why that's there, because it can be countered by anti-heal. Right you are, but hear me out. See Bracer of Undoing plays a big part in this build because even if you are being slammed by anti-heal you still get the cooldown off of it! With Guan's kit you want to keep spamming that heal every chance you get. His heal with max passive stacks reduces the cooldown of all abilities, so yes even your ultimate which means more usage of horsey!

Late game - Build finished
Gladiator's Shield

Gladiator's Shield

+25
Physical Power
+40
Physical Protection
+200
Health
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - When damaging an enemy god below 60% health with an ability you deal an additional 15 + 25% of your Protections from items and abilities. Can only trigger once per enemy per ability.

Warrior Tabi

Warrior Tabi

+40
Physical Power
+100
Mana
+18%
Movement Speed

Genji's Guard

Genji's Guard

+150
Health
+70
Magical Protection
+40
Mp 5
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - When you take Magical Damage from Abilities your cooldowns are reduced by 3s. This can only occur once every 30s.

Breastplate of Valor

Breastplate of Valor

+65
Physical Protection
+300
Mana
+10
Mp 5
+20%
Cooldown Reduction

Runic Shield

Runic Shield

+35
Physical Power
+50
Magical Protection
+150
Health

AURA - Enemy gods within 55 units have their Magical Power reduced by 40.

Mail of Renewal

Mail of Renewal

+400
Health
+10
Hp 5
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - You gain 15% of your maximum Health and Mana over the next 3 seconds when you get a kill or assist against an enemy god or Objective.

Bracer of Undoing Upgrade

Bracer of Undoing Upgrade

Using this item subtracts 3s from all abilities currently on Cooldown and restores 40% Health and Mana lost within the last 5s. Cooldown - 120s.

Magic Shell Upgrade

Magic Shell Upgrade

Using this item applies a shield to himself and allies within 35 units for 100 Health + 12 Health per God Level for 3 seconds. Additionally, all allies receive 2 stacks of Block, absorbing the next 2 Basic Attacks. Cooldown - 150s.

Notes

All finished you are now a CD monster! You'll want to finish the build off with Runic Shield, since Mages are pesky so reducing their magical power will help out oh and the magical protections are also nice. Now unfortunately the downside to this build is you aren't a speedy boy nor are you going to pick up many kills, you're really just going to be spamming heal and ultimate so for the last item you'll want to buy something nice for yourself. Mail of Renewal is the item I recommend for your last slot, you are capped at CD at this point, but that doesn't mean the HP and gaining back 15% of your max Health and Mana whenever you get a kill or assist won't come in handy! In truth the last slot you can really put whatever you want in, Mantle of Discord or Void Shield are also great items if you don't prefer to use Mail of Renewal. Magi's Cloak too for a free purification if you keep getting caught in cc.

Leveling Order
Skills Section
Primary Order
Conviction
Conviction
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Warrior's Will
Warrior's Will
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Taolu Assault
Taolu Assault
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Cavalry Charge
Cavalry Charge
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Notes

You'll want to get Conviction up as much as you can since Guan Yu's heal is a flat heal, and as mentioned this is the ability you'll be using the most when achieving full cooldowns. Max passive stacks are important because that's how you acquire the cooldowns and boosted heal!

Taolu Assault is Guan's main attack you'll want to use frequently, the protection steal and passive stack building is crucial when playing Guan. Also note that Taolu Assault makes you immune to knockbacks while using the skill! If you are are able to time it correctly you can immune most of the annoying knockbacks in game while still able to take protections. Normally I level Conviction and Taolu Assault so that I get the most protections and heal.

I like to keep Warrior's Will as the last skill I'll upgrade unless I have to, with this build you won't be getting much physical power added to it to make it worth leveling since you lack the power items to do so. I only use this skill at times to catch up with an enemy, applying the slow so that my team can do the rest and to use it as an escape method since you are able to dash through enemies. Dashing through a minion wave is nice if you want to build up pass stacks faster.

My favorite ultimate to use in the game by far is Cavalry Charge! Nothing beats like mounting on your horse then rushing in slashing your enemies left and right. Really a fun ultimate to use and the stun you get at the end of your ult can be useful! Some things to note; you can cancel the ultimate at any time to apply the stun if you hit rmb, holding the S key will allow you to "break" while mounted so you can obtain better control of steering, and his ultimate does benefit from movement speed so building anything that can increase your speed will make Guan Yu become incredibly fast!

Matchups
Gods Section
Strong Against
AresTerraTyrChaacRaijinDiscordiaAh Muzen CabXbalanqueRatatoskrSusano
Weak Agaisnt
GebCerberusCu ChulainnOsirisAh PuchNoxCupidArtemisSerqetBakasura