How to turn Auto Skill and Auto Buy on or off in Smite

Let the game choose the best items and skills for you — or don’t. It’s up to you.

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MOBAs are exceptionally complex, making them unappealing for many players. Thankfully, Smite has a great new-user experience that prepares you for high-level competition. One of these tutorial mechanics is the Auto Skill and Auto Buy system. If you use the default Auto Skill and Auto Buy settings in Smite, you let the game decide what skills and items are best for you. This guide will walk you through how to enable/disable Auto Skill and Auto Buy in Smite.

Should you turn off Auto Buy and Auto Skill?

If you are playing a god you haven’t played before, the Auto Skill feature can be helpful. However, most of the default skill guides and item builds in Smite are outdated and can hinder your performance. It’s best to experiment with items yourself to see which ones you like the best and give you the biggest power spike.

How to enable/disable Auto Buy and Auto Skill in Champion Select

  1. Lock in the god of your choice.
  2. Select the Auto Buy/Skill button located above your skins.
  3. From this screen, you can turn Auto Skills and Auto Purchase on or off. 

Turning Auto Skill and Auto Buy off in-game

You can turn off Auto Buy and Auto Skill once in a match but won’t be able to turn them back on.

To turn off Auto Buy, Open the Item Store with D-Pad Left on console or I on PC and select Turn Off on the store’s right side.

If you wish to turn off Auto Skill by press D-Pad Up on console or K on PC, then select Turn Off at the bottom of the screen.