Title: God of Life and Death
Type: Ranged, Magical
On Free Rotation: No
Latest God: No
GTL Tier®: B+
Pros: High Crowd Control, High Sustain, Medium Area Damage
Baron Samedi Guide
Baron Samedi is a utility mage that, when played effectively, can control teamfights and enable his damage dealers to dominate opponents. To excel with Baron Samedi, you need to understand how to maximize his potential throughout the game.
In the laning phase, focus on assertively pressuring your opponents at every chance. Baron Samedi’s 3, Wrap it Up, deals area damage and reduces enemy healing, allowing you to forcibly influence the opposing laner’s positioning and set up kills for your jungler’s ganks. Your 1, Skull Rain, slows and reduces the protections of enemies hit, enabling your ADC to hit much harder. Try combining these abilities for formidable damage.
Baron Samedi also has several viable roles, so you can select him based on your team composition. In the solo lane, build hybrid items to benefit from his innate damage and sustain. As a mid, focus on power and penetration to burst down squishy targets. As a support, build auras and hybrid items like Thebes, Relic Dagger, and Pythagorem’s Piece. Adapt your build depending on what your team needs.
The key to mastering Baron Samedi is using your abilities effectively. Life of the Party, his 2, is essential. It restores your health, harms enemies, decreases the damage they inflict, and provides MP5. Use it for sustain, oppressing your lane opponent, and mitigating damage in teamfights. Your ultimate, Baron’s Brew, fears enemies and deals damage over time. Employ it to start teamfights, escape precarious situations, or secure objectives like the Fire Giant or Gold Fury by fearing enemies attempting to contest them.
Regarding role, focus on controlling your lane and enabling kills early on. In teamfights, your objective is manipulating enemies and empowering your damage dealers. Try landing Life of the Party and Wrap it Up on multiple enemies to decrease their damage and healing output, then follow up with Skull Rain for extra protection reduction. Your ultimate is also pivotal; use it to fear enemies diving your backline or contesting objectives.
Baron Samedi demonstrates ability when enabling his team, so build plenty of CDR and protections to endure and keep deploying abilities. Dominate your opponents through damage, control, and teamwork.