Arena of Valor (AoV) - Butterfly Item Builds

Butterfly Item Builds Guide for Arena of Valor (AoV). Each build is geared toward a different play style, so choose one that fits your personal preference

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Butterfly Item Builds

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Core Items

These items are necessary in order to play Butterfly optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so

Arena of Valor LeviathanLeviathan
Arena of Valor Soulreaver
As a jungling focused hero, Butterly will always need a jungling item to get her started. The experience boost it provides will get her to 4 as quickly as possible while granting more increasing amounts of power as the game goes on. Previously, Leviathan was her exclusive best pick, however the redesigned Butterfly scales more with attack damage than health and thereby can find a lot of use in Soulreaver.
Arena of Valor Fenrir's Tooth
Fenrir’s Tooth
What better than a finishing item on a finisher? Fenrir’s Tooth offers tremendous amounts of attack damage while additionally amplifying damage done to targets who have less than 30% health. This damage boost will help ensure that Butterfly can shut enemies down before a fight starts to drag or an enemy escapes so that she can get her ability refresh.

Optional Items

Offensive Item Choices

Arena of Valor Rankbreaker
Rankbreaker provides armor penetration as well as some bonus movement speed when out of combat. Butterfly will be able to zip between lanes with this item, allowing her easy access to enemies all across the map.
Arena of Valor Omni Arms
Omni Arms
Providing both a useful suite of stats and a powerful passive, Omni Arms is a great pick for almost any offensively minded physical hero. While it can be tempting to weave normal attacks in-between abilities to get the most out of the item’s passive, the 2-second cooldown on Omni Arms will cause doing so to greatly slow down Butterfly’s burst. Just be sure to attack your target normally after hitting them with a burst combo
Arena of Valor Spear of Longinus
Spear of Longinus
Spear of Longinus is great when combatting foes with lots of armor. The item also provides additional HP, giving Butterfly a bit of additional staying power in fights. The cooldown reduction is also very valuable on Butterfly as she does not rely on any resources for her abilities.
Arena of Valor Muramasa
Muramasa is a good choice later in the game after the enemy has begun stacking up armor. The percentage based armor pierce will help Butterfly cut down opponents no mater how thick their outer shell has become.

Defensive Items Choices

Arena of Valor Mantle of Ra
Mantle of Ra
Mantle of Ra is a wonderful hybrid item that offers Butterfly both survivability and lethality. The burning aura it provides is also welcome in her kit, it stacking with Leviathan to surround the assassin with a storm of fire.
Arena of Valor Mail of Pain
Mail of Pain
Mail of Pain might seem like an odd pickup for Butterfly, but it’s a great way to punish any marksmen or warriors who focus on her. She’ll be able to sweep in to finish them off after the passive has chipped away at the attacker’s HP
Arena of Valor Medallion of Troy
Medallion of Troy
When hunting down enemies that have a lot of ability power at their disposal, Medallion of Troy will do a lot to keep you afloat. The additional health and cooldown reduction it additionally offers will also go a long way in helping Butterfly fight.
Arena of Valor Crimson Guard
Crimson Banner
Crimson Banner synergizes well with Butterfly’s passive, magnifying the amount of health she gains with each kill or assist. The assassin will be able to stay up and ready to pick off another enemy each time she grabs a kill or assist.

Boots Upgrade


Arena of Valor Gilded GreavesGilded Greaves
Gilded Greaves is the most common choice when looking for boots on Butterfly, the resistance it provides helping her survive any control effects her enemies might have up their sleeves.
Arena of Valor Sonic Boots
Sonic Boots
Sonic boots offers some relief against attack damage centric heroes. The armor and normal attack resistance it provides will allow Butterfly more protection as she dives enemy marksmen.
Arena of Valor Flashy Boots
Flashy Boots
Reliant on her abilities for damage, a high CDR is a great way to increase Butterfly’s dps. The high amount that the boots offer make it a great option for reaching the 40% cap.

Sample Item Builds

Here we throw caution to the wind and build up Butterfly to be as deadly as possible. Her abilities will rip through enemy health, allowing her to burst down marksmen and mages with ease. The only bit of survivability here is a bit of health from Omni Arms, though the damage reduction and damage-based healing offered in her ultimate will prevent the assassin from be immediately annihilated in fights.

A more defensive approach to Butterfly, this build relies on the assassin’s natural damage to pick off enemies and focuses instead on building up her defenses. This has fallen a bit out of the spotlight after Butterfly’s rework, she now relying on her abilities’ base damage to cut down enemies. This build lacks the burst of an attack damage focused build, but it allows her to deal consistent sustained damage rather than relying completely on bursting people down.

This is more experimental build, as Butterfly is generally best suited to the jungle. That said, she is not completely useless on the top lane in the hands of someone skilled. The build mixes damage and survivability to make an assassin who can jump into team fights to pick off targets on the back lines.

Early 30% CDR, high Armor Pierce, Crimson Banner goes along with passive, damage scales with abilities.
A bit of a hybrid in between defensive and offensive builds. It has a lot of armor pierce, which is great for helping Butterfly’s impressive base damages, and Fenrir’s Tooth is the perfect item for an assassin finisher. Crimson Banner is more defensive and synergizes well with the healing effect from Backstab, lending the assassin a lot of additional staying power.
Quick 40% CDR, high damage, early finisher with Fenrir’s location. This is an awesome build.
Very similar to our own aggressive Butterfly build that takes advantage of her newer attack damage scaling. The main difference here is Spear of Longinus, which bumps the assassin up to a sweet 40% CDR. Her armor pierce will build over time rather than all happening at once, but that is made up for with the additional abililties players will squeeze out of her in fights.
Disclaimer: Works only with people who can TRUST you.
The Build is full SUPPORT, relies on others’ GANK setting.
YOU and your TEAM need to be AGGRESSIVE and your team should get into small fights before you.
You won’t get many kills or assists early game.
But more chances for MVP, Legendary, etc. and winning of course.

1. If Punish can start with Gnoll Cleaver.
2. Buy Boots (Preferably Gilded Greaves) 1st or 2nd.
3. Late Game Sell Gnoll Cleaver and Boots.
Description: The build provides full Armor Pierce with CDR.
Sustainable to some extent.
You can go for Flicker if you want to get in and out of fights.

I listed items in purchase order rather than final order, as it was listed in the comments. After finish Spear of Longinus, sell Gnoll Cleaver to get Shield of the Lost and then Gilded Greaves to get Fenrir’s Tooth. This build is a bit more defensively focused than I would care for but can allow Butterfly to act as an off-tank in game. She will have to work with her team rather than pick off enemies solo. While she will be more able to duel with warriors than a more bursty Butterfly, she won’t be able to consistently kill foes on her own. As the submitter said, this requires an organized team to succeed.

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Have a build you want to share? Think you have a build that’s better than what we have listed? Put it in the comments, along with any (optional) explanations for how it works. If we like it, we’ll include it in our sample builds section – just let us know what name you want us to refer you as. For example: “ALG Rest’s Super Duper Support Build.” Feel free to include any social media accounts you want us to link to.
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Name: Greedy Killer Build: Gnoll Cleaver > Gilded Greaves > Rankbreaker > Omni Arms > Aegis > Medallion of Troy Notes: 1. Don’t complete Leviathan Until around- after Rankbreaker, or Omni Arms. 2. Very Late Game Sell Boots for Fenrir’s Tooth. 3. Remember Omni Arms Passive- 2 sec CD. Time accordingly. 4. Gank and Support Properly. 5. And the first 3 Abyssal Dragon are your first Priority. The build provides Dmg enough to kill anyone early game without dying, LAte around mid game you’ll get enough Items to help survive. No matter what, finish the target if it is below… Read more »
Butterfly is a squishy hero. That puts out tons of dmg, she’s the ultimate finisher. And works best when your team drops your opponents health below 50%. I jungle &, use leviathan. butterfly has a massive problem with low health. She can’t survive long in battles if you don’t adjust it. However, leviathan can. It is a big reason why, when it gives such a massive amount of hp. It also flips punisher to frostbite to help deal with runners. Something I feel works much better than frost cape. Glided graves, or war boots. Should be the 2nd buy. (Depends… Read more »

Hercules’ Madness and Curse of Death wont do it.
Curse of Death is only useful in some cases but also not on bf.
Gilded Greaves are must, no War Boots.
+100 Armor and +2050 HP isn’t much to pass, under cc you’ll get squashed.

Please write the names properly. Fenrir’s Tooth.
And with the build you can solo to some extent. Even at low hp you can kill.
Facing Zuka is easier too.

Build Name: TRAGIC PIERCER Disclaimer: Works only with people who can TRUST you. The Build is full SUPPORT, relies on others’ GANK setting. YOU and your TEAM need to be AGGRESSIVE and your team should get into small fights before you. You won’t get many kills or assists early game. But more chances for MVP, Legendary, etc. and winning of course. Talent: Punish OR Flicker/Sprint(Damage Arcana). Full Build: Rank Breaker > Frost Cape > Medallion of Troy > Spear of Longinus > Shield of The Lost > Fenrir’s Tooth Notes: 1.If Punish can start with Gnoll Cleaver. 2.Buy Boots (Preferably… Read more »

Try with a Trustworthy team and then comment.

Butterfly support-assasin

Leviathan, gilded greaves, Tidecaller’s Mark, mantle of ra, herculean madness, fenrir tooth

support item at 3th, if Butterfly can buy the support item, then the observer not buy any support item.

if the OBS buy support item, tidecaller can be replaced with frostcape , muramasa or medalion of troy

Gilded Greaves
Forst Cape
Crimson Banner
Fenrir Tooth
Hercule Madness

Build is called “Antaris Duelist” while all early items are built for survavibity while locking the squishy target. Usually in war,bf is trapped in situation when she is surrounded by the observer/tank which is protectin the dps of enemy team. Levi, frost cape, and gilded both gives the 3 mainly of element in game (hp,resistance and magic armor, alsophysical armor), This build can make bf the incredible headhunter in antaris.

Darkbreaker’s Build: Soulreaver, Guilded Greaves, Spear of Longinus, Omni Arms, Fenrir’s Tooth, Gaia’s Standard.
(Quick 40% CDR, high damage, early finisher with Fenrir’s location. This is an awesome build.)

Kyotaro’s Build: Soulreaver, Guilded Greaves, Spear of Longinus, Rankbreaker, Crimson Banner, Fenrir’s Tooth.
(Early 30% CDR, high Armor Pierce, Crimson Banner goes along with passive, damage scales with abilities.)

Wrong items for my build… just noticed.

fixed! sorry about that

Will you give us updated builds for the new balance?
Please ????