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    The value in NOT autofilling ability order ...

    I've been zeroing in on key Gods I like to play like Ares, Ullr, and Nem and seeing that it's much easier to counter build and counter play teams when you adjust your ability order in line with the type of build/play you expect to pursue in a match.

    Duh right?

    But I wonder how many people check 'Auto Fill Ability' beause they don't want to deal with the f1-f4 decision-making on the fly. I had done this for a long, long time and now see the tremendous competitive advantage to reading the opposing team's comp and early game momentum and building according to that.

    My favorite build decisions center around Ares:
    • focus early game on flames (3) and chains (1) with minimal focus on Prots (2) and Ult (4) (one point in ult just to get the grab value). I do this with a solid team with lots of escapes and sustain, and against a team with a few squishies that I can really bully early.
    • By contrast, if the opposing team has tough, hard-hitting early gamers, I can level up the (2) prots for my team and (1) chains to slow the enemy and provide additional CCR.


    Again for many I am sure this sounds basic to SMITE - but for me it's been eye-opening. It seems some gods like say, Medusa, don't benefit as much from this, but Ullr for instance, wow -
    • go Pen/Power and level up the (3) and (1) (and don't miss that combo) or
    • go pen/power/atk speed and level (2) and (4) primarily, etc.

    Game-changing.

    Try it if you haven't!! Any other Gods you prefer to level manually vs. auto? Would love you to share.
    M3mphisM3les

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    Manual ability may be distracting for new players, but its really recommended that you try to always use manual abilities. This is more important in conquest when you start at lvl 1 than in other game modes. For some gods auto ability does not choose the correct ability to start and if you don't have your best clear ability available at lvl1, ur giving up a lot of pressure.

    That said, sometimes I make the mistake of accidently selecting the wrong ability in conquest, so thats not good either.

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    A guy on my friends list used to autofill and end up with anything in his builds.. The recommended isn't really all it's cracked up to be
    I like turtles

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    I have never let the auto ability do it for me.
    I always take the abilities I want or I need.
    Rawr

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    well for medusa. in arena if team already has good clear you can go for her 1 for single target dmg. If team lacks clear you really want to lv 2.
    Rocking the boat

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