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"WHO'S THE SMALL NOW!" - Year 11 Vamana Solo/Jungle Guide

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by DongerErin updated February 14, 2024

Smite God: Vamana

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Starters/Relics

Notes Any of these starting items will help Vamama in the early game. Try not to fight until you have your ultimate ready.

Horrific - If facing immobile enemies to slow them down and stick onto them

Thorns - If against high DPS enemies to help stay alive during your ult

Blink - Helps to chase and dive backlines before ulting

Notes

Any of these starting items will help Vamama in the early game. Try not to fight until you have your ultimate ready.

Horrific - If facing immobile enemies to slow them down and stick onto them

Thorns - If against high DPS enemies to help stay alive during your ult

Blink - Helps to chase and dive backlines before ulting

Build Item Warrior's Axe Warrior's Axe
Build Item Warding Sigil Warding Sigil
Build Item Bluestone Pendant Bluestone Pendant
Build Item Emblem of Increasing Peril Emblem of Increasing Peril
Build Item Corrupted Blink Rune Corrupted Blink Rune

Core items

Notes Always go for these items in your builds.

Notes

Always go for these items in your builds.

Build Item Golden Blade Golden Blade
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield

Build #1 (Axe)

Notes Standard build you'll commonly be going in Solo matchups.

Sell Golden blade for Qins late game

Notes

Standard build you'll commonly be going in Solo matchups.

Sell Golden blade for Qins late game

Build Item Axe of Animosity Axe of Animosity
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Phalanx Phalanx
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Qin's Sais Qin's Sais

Build #2 (Sigil/Crit)

Notes More Tanky build that helps deal extra damage when ulting with the enemy team focusing you.

Notes

More Tanky build that helps deal extra damage when ulting with the enemy team focusing you.

Build Item Infused Sigil Infused Sigil
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Bladed Boomerang Bladed Boomerang
Build Item Devoted Deathbringer Devoted Deathbringer
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord

Build #3 (Bluestone)

Notes Ability based build that helps early game for clearing and proxying waves.

Notes

Ability based build that helps early game for clearing and proxying waves.

Build Item Bluestone Brooch Bluestone Brooch
Build Item Berserker's Shield Berserker's Shield
Build Item Gladiator's Shield Gladiator's Shield
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Talisman of Energy Talisman of Energy
Build Item Stone of Binding Stone of Binding

Situational

Notes Grab and swap any of these items when facing such threats or counters.

Spectral - When facing 2 or more crit enemies mainly their ADC or jungler
Erosion - Helps boost you when enemies use Shell to counter your ult
Midguardian - Counters auto attackers and dives backlines easier
Toxic Blade - Steal attack speed and antiheal to enemies
Odyssey - Helps when 2v1ing enemies in your ult
Heavy Executioner - Good pen/atk speed, your passive and ult can override the 1.9 atk speed cap it places on you

Notes

Grab and swap any of these items when facing such threats or counters.

Spectral - When facing 2 or more crit enemies mainly their ADC or jungler
Erosion - Helps boost you when enemies use Shell to counter your ult
Midguardian - Counters auto attackers and dives backlines easier
Toxic Blade - Steal attack speed and antiheal to enemies
Odyssey - Helps when 2v1ing enemies in your ult
Heavy Executioner - Good pen/atk speed, your passive and ult can override the 1.9 atk speed cap it places on you

Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Erosion Erosion
Build Item Midgardian Mail Midgardian Mail
Build Item Toxic Blade Toxic Blade
Build Item Odysseus' Bow Odysseus' Bow
Build Item Envenomed Executioner Envenomed Executioner

Vamana's Skill Order Notes Level Priority

2 > 3 > Ult > 1

Notes

Level Priority

2 > 3 > Ult > 1

Clear The Path

1 X Y
Clear The Path
3 13 14 15 16

Armored Umbrella

2 A B
Armored Umbrella
1 4 6 7 8

Umbrellarang

3 B A
Umbrellarang
2 9 10 11 12

Colossal Fury

4 Y X
Colossal Fury
5 17 18 19 20
Clear The Path
3 13 14 15 16

Clear The Path

1 X
Vamana opens his umbrella in front of him and sprints forward, doing damage to all enemies and knocking them into the air.

Ability Type: Dash, Knockup, Damage
Damage: 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+60% of your Physical Power)
Cost: 70
Cooldown: 16s
Armored Umbrella
1 4 6 7 8

Armored Umbrella

2 A
Vamana infuses his umbrella with his armor, reinforcing it while he strikes forth, doing damage to all enemies in a cone.

Ability Type: Cone, Damage
Damage: 85 / 135 / 185 / 235 / 285 (+70% of your Physical Power)
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 13 / 12.5 / 12 / 11.5 / 11s
Umbrellarang
2 9 10 11 12

Umbrellarang

3 B
Vamana spins an umbrella out in front of him, hitting everyone in its path for damage and slowing your enemies' attack and movement speeds. After reaching its destination, the umbrella returns back to Vamana, hitting everyone in its path again.

Ability Type: Line, Slow, Damage
Damage: 55 / 90 / 125 / 160 / 195 (+50% of your Physical Power)
Attack / Movement Speed Slow: 25%
Speed Slow Duration: 3s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 13s
Colossal Fury
5 17 18 19 20

Colossal Fury

4 Y
Vamana grows to an enormous giant for 5s gaining immunity to Crowd Control, Protections, Physical Power, Physical Lifesteal, a stacking shield that cannot exceed 1000 Health, and his Basic Attacks now damage all nearby enemies. His Movement Penalty for Attacking, Backpedaling, and Strafing are reduced by 20% while in this state. Successful attacks on enemies also provide stacking Movement Speed for 3s. When Vamana is in Colossal form, taking damage from gods increases the duration to a max of 9s and Vamana can pass through player made walls. You may cancel his giant form early.

Ability Type: Area Basic, Buff
Protections: 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45
Physical Power: 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45
Physical Lifesteal: 30%
Shield: 0.75% of Maximum Health per .2 second
Movement Speed: 3% stacking 5 times
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 90s

Vamana Threats

Tap each threat level to view Vamana’s threats

Max
3
Major
4
Even
8
Minor
4
Tiny
1

Vamana Synergies

Tap each synergy level to view Vamana’s synergies

Ideal
1
Strong
0
OK
0
Low
0
None
0

PROS / CONS

RED = BAD/NONE
YELLOW = MEDIOCRE/BELOW AVERAGE
GREEN = STRONG
PURPLE = INSANE/OP


SOLO VAMANA


PROS

    Free power and attack speed from Passive
    Great proxy farming
    OP Ultimate / Can 2v1
    Hard to lockdown
    Great backline diver

CONS

    Weak until LVL 5
    Susceptible to executes in ult/No more heals in ult
    No threat outside his ult

JUNGLE VAMANA


PROS

    Can go full dmg or hybrid
    Can win any 1v1 w/ ult
    Can act as a 3rd tank
    Nightmare for Frontlines, CC Immune ult for 8s
    Cant struggle when behind due to ult

CONS

    Low utility to setup ganks
    Struggles against High DPS
    Very dependent on ult

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1
Twubster | February 11, 2024 6:55am
the crit build is so fun and hilarious
2
DongerErin (2) | February 12, 2024 10:31pm
It actually is and is ridiculous how you can cheese thru some games with it
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