Now we\'re now going to go though a game start to finish, exemplifying laning strategies and when you should build which items. Naturally, max out each item before buying another so as to obtain its passive. First of all, I must explain what you should think of your hotkey casts as when playing as Sobek:
Charge Prey: The only reason your teammates will think you\'re worth anything, so DON\'T MISS IT.
Tail Whip: What you save for when you or your lane mate is in trouble- swat the baddies off!!! AND MORE IMPORTANTLY your minian sweeper! If you\'re good at Sobek you can hit every minian in a wave with a single tail whip!!! Don\'t believe me? Try it!!!!11!1!11!!!!!11
Sickening Strike: Your kill stealer, make it count!
Lurking in the Waters: For when somebody else can\'t get the job done, or MORE IMPORTANTLY when you see someone with full health taking bunches of damage.
First off, you\'re gonna buy your tank boots due to the fact that Sobek is made AS A TANK despite the fact that we\'re playing him for the damage he\'ll do. Tanky build works in this situation due to the fact that, imo, all characters in this game are squishy- tanks have melee defense, melees have mage defense, and mages (and some melees) are glass.
Level your spin and get farmed! You\'ll do nothing if you\'re not farmed. Level pull next cause if your lane mate isn\'t an idiot he\'ll do damage at this point, giving you two quite the lane presence. BUY YOUR DEVOURER\'S GLOVES ASAP because your much needed basic strength increases disproportionately quickly with them early game as you stay in one lane. *****AS SOON AS POSSIBLE GET YOUR MOVEMENT SPEED ACTIVE BUFF AS YOU WILL NEED IT TO BEAT A FASTER MOVING CHARACTER TO DEATH WITH BASICS!!!!!!
As you level, fling the squishy to your AD and go in for the tank. Beat him down with your basics, and if you find yourself in trouble (this will only happen before you build your armor shredding passives), save your spin to swat the slow moving tank out of the way, and save your ult and sickening strike for if your lane mate is less than bright and lets the squishy get away. Most tanks will recall frequently as you do this, I\'ve frequently seen them get quite confused and scared of the large amount of damage you\'re doing to them.
If you don\'t kill the tank, he\'s retreating at this point, and you can at least ult the squishy/AD you flung to your teammates unless he\'s stolen off into the jungle.
IF YOUR TEAM IS STUPID: SAVE YOUR CASTS TO ESCAPE SO YOU DON\'T FEED LIKE THEY ARE!!! Nix your spear of magus for a mark of the vanguard or a HP5 + MP5 aura!
Head into battle first tanking hard, knowing the other team is confused and scared of your unique build! Tank your towers, etc; be a good Sobek so the teammates that don\'t understand that you aren\'t really tanking don\'t acquire sand in their ladyparts and start complaining.
FIRST THREE ITEMS: Reinforced Boots -> Devourer\'s Gloves -> Void Stone. This gives you a well rounded casting and physical and physical damage build with lots of defense from the OP magical tanks such as guan, ymir, or sobek. Cause I mean, you have no clue how the game will turn out or how you will play early game unless you\'re getting fed or feeding.
LATE GAME SECOND THREE ITEMS: The Executioner -> Hide of Leviathan -> Spear of the Magus. The executioner rounds your armor shred to both physical and magical, making the opposing tank helpless at this point if you have your micro game down to a tee (\"micro\" = controls and casting versus \"macro\" = winning strategy).
***SEE LATE GAME CAPS PARAGRAPH FOR \"OH SH-T!\" BUILD ALTERATIONS
Good luck, and please PM me if you find my guild helpful! Add my username in-game if you have any questions, I love to help all with their Sobek game as I play him in an unkillable fashion.
HAPPY SMITING BEACHES!