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Quick Kukulkan Conquest Guide

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by Kriega1 updated February 27, 2024

Smite God: Kukulkan

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Kukulkan Build

Start for Timeline Build

Build Item Sands of Time Sands of Time
Build Item Spellbook Spellbook
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
2
Build Item Mana Potion Mana Potion

Timeline Ability Build

Notes Book of Thoth is the typical go to option with Pendulum of Ages/ The Alternate Timeline builds, and you'll also need Divine Ruin most games.

If Anti-Heal isn't needed, you can trade Divine Ruin for Spear of Desolation.

Notes

Book of Thoth is the typical go to option with Pendulum of Ages/ The Alternate Timeline builds, and you'll also need Divine Ruin most games.

If Anti-Heal isn't needed, you can trade Divine Ruin for Spear of Desolation.

Build Item The Alternate Timeline The Alternate Timeline
Build Item Book of Thoth Book of Thoth
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Staff of Myrddin Staff of Myrddin
Build Item Obsidian Shard Obsidian Shard
Build Item Soul Reaver Soul Reaver

Relics and Shard

Notes Replace Horn Shard at level 12 for Aegis Amulet.

Upgrade relics to their upgraded versions once you're full build. Temporal Beads especially is the more important relic upgrade to prioritise.

Notes

Replace Horn Shard at level 12 for Aegis Amulet.

Upgrade relics to their upgraded versions once you're full build. Temporal Beads especially is the more important relic upgrade to prioritise.

Build Item Temporal Beads Temporal Beads
Build Item Aegis of Acceleration Aegis of Acceleration
Build Item Horn Shard Horn Shard

Alternative Items

Notes Polynomicon - Can provide extra burst if you can confirm the proc after hitting Zephyr.

Pendulum of Ages - More damage focused Sands of Time upgrade.

Perfected Rod of Tahuti - More CDR / utility focused glyph option compared to Calamitous Glyph, with good synergy with Chronos' Pendant and Spear of Desolation.

Chronos' Pendant / Gem of Focus / Breastplate of Determination - Options for a Conduit Gem build path, e.g. Gem of Focus, Book of Thoth, Breastplate of Determination/ Chronos' Pendant, Staff of Myrddin, Obsidian Shard, Soul Reaver.

Spear of Desolation - Solid flat pen option with a passive that works great on Kukulkan, more often seen when Divine Ruin is not needed.

Typhon's Fang - Possible alternative to Obsidian Shard if building Polynomicon.

Notes

Polynomicon - Can provide extra burst if you can confirm the proc after hitting Zephyr.

Pendulum of Ages - More damage focused Sands of Time upgrade.

Perfected Rod of Tahuti - More CDR / utility focused glyph option compared to Calamitous Glyph, with good synergy with Chronos' Pendant and Spear of Desolation.

Chronos' Pendant / Gem of Focus / Breastplate of Determination - Options for a Conduit Gem build path, e.g. Gem of Focus, Book of Thoth, Breastplate of Determination/ Chronos' Pendant, Staff of Myrddin, Obsidian Shard, Soul Reaver.

Spear of Desolation - Solid flat pen option with a passive that works great on Kukulkan, more often seen when Divine Ruin is not needed.

Typhon's Fang - Possible alternative to Obsidian Shard if building Polynomicon.

Build Item Polynomicon Polynomicon
Build Item Pendulum of Ages Pendulum of Ages
Build Item Perfected Rod of Tahuti Perfected Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Breastplate of Determination Breastplate of Determination
Build Item Gem of Focus Gem of Focus
Build Item Spear of Desolation Spear of Desolation
Build Item Typhon's Fang Typhon's Fang

Kukulkan's Skill Order

Zephyr

1 X Y
Zephyr
2 6 7 8 10

Slipstream

2 A B
Slipstream
4 15 16 18 19

Whirlwind

3 B A
Whirlwind
1 3 11 12 14

Spirit of the Nine Winds

4 Y X
Spirit of the Nine Winds
5 9 13 17 20
Zephyr
2 6 7 8 10

Zephyr

1 X
Kukulkan fires a projectile breath attack that hits the first enemy in its path, doing damage and Slowing all enemies in the area around the impact.

Ability Type: Line, Slow, Damage
Damage: 85 / 130 / 185 / 220 / 265 (+75% of your Magical Power)
Slow: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
Slow Duration: 3s
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
Cooldown: 8s
Slipstream
4 15 16 18 19

Slipstream

2 A
Kukulkan channels the wind, allowing him to move faster and cleansing himself of Slows and becoming immune to Slows. This speed boost is strong at first but scales down gradually over the 4s duration.

Ability Type: Buff
Speed: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70%
Duration: 4s
Cost: 65
Cooldown: 15 / 14.5 / 14 / 13.5 / 13s
Whirlwind
1 3 11 12 14

Whirlwind

3 B
Kukulkan summons a tornado at his ground target location. A smaller tornado branches off onto any enemies that come within the radius, doing damage every .5s for 2.5s and is refreshed every .35 if enemies stay within the radius, for a maximum of 12 ticks.

Ability Type: Circle, Damage
Damage Per Tick: 8 / 16 / 24 / 32 / 40 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Tornado Lifetime: 4s
Range/Radius: 55/20
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10s
Spirit of the Nine Winds
5 9 13 17 20

Spirit of the Nine Winds

4 Y
Kukulkan summons the Spirit Of The Nine Winds to breathe down destruction onto his enemies in a path in front of him, doing damage and knocking all of the enemies to the side.

Ability Type: Line, Knockup, Damage
Damage: 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 / 800 (+120% of your Magical Power)
Cost: 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 140
Cooldown: 90s

Intro

Hi, this guide is brought to you by Kriega1, I started playing Smite on PS4 in 2016 around Erlang Shen's release in Season 3, and eventually long term migrated to PC Smite around mid Season 7. I have peaked GM/Masters on PS4 and Masters in Ranked Conquest on PC. I also am a Mentor on the Official Smite Discord where I focus on general building for each role. I hope you find this guide as a useful learning resource for playing Kukulkan in the Mid lane.

Abilities

Kukulkan's Abilities

WIP



Ability 1 - Zephyr


Ability 2 - Slipstream



Ability 3 - Whirlwind





Example Combos:

Main Combos:

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How to Play

Gameplay Start / Early Game:
  • Start at the Fire Giant side Speed/Red buff. When it spawns, hit it with an auto attack to leash/aggro the camp and pull it towards the intersection (towards mid lane) between the Speed and Red buff camps, at the same time your Jungler will have leashed the Red/Speed buff towards the intersection.

  • As the 2 camps position together use Whirlwind to clear the camps. Make sure to pickup the Red buff once it has dropped. After these camps are cleared you will be level 2.

  • Now quickly make your way to the Gold Fury side Speed buff, if your jungler has not reached it yet (they should be) then leash the camp yourself towards the mid lane while you use Whirlwind to clear the camp. Avoid pulling the camp into tower range if possible. After this you will immediately head to lane while your jungler will typically clear the xp camp to the side of the green buff.

  • From here you will usually meet the enemy mid in lane on the first wave. Depending on yours and their early pressure/clear and positioning you will decide whether you'll be able to fight or not and whether you'll be able to use Whirlwind on the whole wave or just be able to hit the front melee minions.

  • How it goes from here will determine: if it's just a stalemate, you or your jungler has kill potential, if you will have mid camp pressure or if you'll have to back towards your tower line and safe clear.

  • From here you'll mainly be looking to clear waves, contest mid camps, clear the damage buff, assist support with health buff clear (once they rotate over from duo), and being aware of rotation opportunities.

  • In some cases you may be able to steal enemy side jungle farm but it is risky and not that generally beneficial for direct farm compared to your own side's farm and controlling neutral farm, but can be useful to put the enemy further behind.


Mid Game:
  • As the match goes towards the mid game, other than the usual farm opportunities you'll be looking to control the Stygian Beacon for your team and try attempt, contest and steal (if the enemy is attempting to kill them) the Gold Fury and Pyromancer objectives.

  • When the Beacon spawns often both teams will try rotate over to control it, especially the mid, support and jungle. In 1vs1 cases you'll have to decide whether you or the other enemy has more kill potential and who is more likely to have their teammates to rotate over first to impact your decision if contesting the beacon will be worth it.

  • As for Gold Fury and Pyromancer opportunities they will vary on factors such as: your team's overall objective shred, your ADC's current objective shred / build, your team's map pressure, how strong each team's teamfight is, where on the map everyone is (i.e. if one team is doing Gold, the other may decide to do Pyro as a smaller trade), if any members of the enemy team are on a respawn timer, etc...


Late Game:
  • At this stage you'll mainly be looking at wave pushing, contesting Fire Giant, and Phoenix sieging / Phoenix defense, though Pyromancer and Gold Fury (especially Oni variant) will still be somewhat relevant but less important.

  • As for late game teamfights, most often you will be positioned in the "backline" (behind your team's solo and support - who generally are the "frontline") and will play around your ADC to deal with the enemy frontline and jungler, while making sure to put out as much damage as possible to the highest threats on the enemy team.

  • When it comes to Fire Giant opportunities, often there can be stalemates where both teams will try to force a teamfight or look for lone picks in order to gain an advantage, sometimes involving one team going for a non fully committing attempt at doing the objective to bait the other team to step up.

Warding

Mid Warding:

Here are your regular warding spots for mid, to help your team be aware of the enemy team's general rotations especially when you're not in mid lane. Generally with good map awareness you shouldn't need to rely on wards much yourself for safety.


  • Green: Placing wards at these locations on both sides of the lane give you good general vision of the nearby jungle, giving vision of the entrances to your lane so you can see incoming ganks.

  • Purple: You can place a ward directly in front of the enemy tower (but not within its range), which can give you a lot of information if you keep an eye on the mini-map. If they are sitting on the ward in mid, you know where they are. If their icons push further into the lane, you can assume they are pushing. If they go towards the right or left jungles you can make early calls on "Be Carefuls" or "Enemy Incoming" or you can assume they are doing their buff camps. If their icons move backwards towards their tower you can generally assume that they are going to one of the back pathways into the jungle, likely to clear camps.


Late-Game Warding:

Over here is shown the ideal lategame warding spots around Fire Giant, though often you will be sharing the responsibility for this rather than handling it alone, especially when it's not safe for you to step up to place deeper wards. Any wards placed closer to the objective within the Fire Giant pit tend to get destroyed by Sentries more often than not, so they tend to not be reliable.

Remember, minions act as moving wards in the lanes, and are able to spot nearby gods. If your towers are down, keep your minions pushed up as much as possible to provide an extra set of eyes.



  • White Circles: These are all offensive locations that allow you to spot enemies near to or approaching objectives, and are helpful in covering multiple approaches. The closer you get to the Fire Giant, the more contested those spots will be and the more likely enemies will try to counter-ward.

    The ones closest to the enemy base can give you very early notice.

  • Red Circles: Fairly obvious, but it's always good to have vision on the main jungle objectives, especially the Fire Giant. Sentry Wards are key here, as they allow you to spot and remove enemy wards. You can place wards directly on top of the objectives, or put them slightly to one side to try to spot enemy wards or protect yours from being detected.
Counter-Warding: Enemies may drop wards on your defensive side in similar (opposite) spots to where you would place yours. If the Fire Giant is already covered and you have a spare Sentry Ward, place them in these spots to limit the enemy's vision on your team.

Defensive Warding: If you're pushed back to your phoenixes or inside your base, locate your wards in the nearby jungle and general approaches.

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