SMITE Console: Hunting Season | 4.4 Patch Notes
March 21st, 2017

New God: Cernunnos

The Horned God

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Passive – Heavy Glaive

Cernunnos wields a glaive as a weapon. His Basic Attacks deal additional damage to all enemies in melee range while he is throwing it.

Shifter of Seasons

Cernunnos imbues his glaive with the power of the 4 seasons. Activating this ability rotates him through 4 different bonuses to his Basic Attacks.

– Spring Growth: Bonus Physical Lifesteal

– Summer Heat: Bonus Damage

– Autumn Decay: Debuff for 5s

– Winter Chill: Slows for 1s

Bramble Blast

Cernunnos fires a thorn forward in a line that deals damage and roots a single enemy it hits. When it hits an enemy, a wall, or reaches max range it explodes dealing damage and spawning an area of thorns at the location. This area deals damage every .5s and slows enemies inside it persisting for 5s.

Horn Charge

Cernunnos charges forward, damaging and crashing through all types of enemies.

The Wild Hunt

Cernunnos selects an area where The Wild Hunt will begin. After a 1s casting time, enemies in the area will be damaged and polymorphed into wild boars. Polymorphed targets are Silenced and Disarmed. Polymorph is not affected by diminishing returns.

Samhain Cernunnos

New God Skins

Twisted Metal the Morrigan 

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Dreadful Doll Izanami 

*Dreadful Doll Izanami will have a custom VXG emote!

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Loki Charms Loki 

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NRG 2017 Champion Chronos 

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Breezy Chibi Kukulkan 

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Pro League Bellona

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Kuzenbo Mastery Skins

New Emotes

Cernunnos Clap
 Cernunnos Wave
 Scylla Dance

New Avatars

Top 5 Plays
Thanatoast

New Global Emote

SMITE 2017 Birthday Global Emote

To celebrate SMITE’s Birthday, players can get this Global Emote by earning a single First Win of the Day during the Birthday Week (3/21 – 3/27).

New Recalls

2017-03-08
Shower ‘o Gold Recall FX (St. Patrick’s Bundle)

New Wards

2017-03-08-1
Pot ‘o Gold Ward (St. Patrick’s Bundle)

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where Undo was returning the incorrect amount of Gold.
  • Players will now be notified if they have been reported.
  • Fixed an issue where players could lose their mouse cursor in-game and in menus.
  • Fixed instances where Bots could get stuck on Towers or terrain. This notably happened to Kaldr and The Jade Rabbit.

Item Changes

Bancroft's Talon

“Bancroft’s is a high risk/high reward item when it comes to maximizing the damage it can provide. In 4.4, we are increasing the Lifesteal provided by the item and its Passive to better enable this risky playstyle.

Increased Lifesteal from 15%20%

Increased Passive Lifesteal from 15%20%


Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead allows Mages who want to focus on Lifesteal access to bonus Health. However, the power of other Lifesteal choices combined with the cost left this item feeling underwhelming. We are reducing the cost and bringing up the Lifesteal to help this item be a viable option for a Lifesteal playstyle.

Decreased Cost from 30002800

Increased Lifesteal from 15%20%


Fatalis

Decreased Attack Speed from 20%15%


Flickering Ritual

The new Ritual Consumables introduced in Season 4 have had a powerful effect on SMITE, and we have been quick to adjust them as their power has been proven. Flickering Ritual is now seeing an adjustment that is a bit different than the others. Flickering has very little room to adjust its strength without adding additional effects, systems, or limitations. We are increasing its cost to 1000 Gold, increasing the risk/reward that comes with picking up this Ritual. We will be watching this change closely and will investigate other potential solutions if this change does not address the strength of Flickering Ritual.

Increased Cost from 750 → 1000


Hastened Fatalis

Before Season 4, Hastened Fatalis was seen as a fun item that was not strong enough to be competitive. With added Penetration, it has become a serious contender for many classes and gods and in some cases provides too much strength. We are slightly increasing its cost to better reflect its new power.

Increased Cost from 21502300


Heartseeker

Heartseeker provides stats that most Assassins and Warriors love and has a Passive that helps them scale better into the late game. At 2100 Gold, this item was providing a lot of that power too quick quickly. We are increasing its cost to 2400 to place it more in line with other comparable options like Jotunn’s Wrath.

Increased Cost from 21002400


Soul Stone

Updated the description to state it provides Mana when stacks are consumed.

God Changes

Apollo

“Apollo rose to the top of everyone’s list at the start of Season 4. As the meta has stabilized, Apollo fell from being the most dominant pick but he is still over-performing. His early clear with So Beautiful and superior boxing ability from Serenade’s protections are both seeing a slight downward adjustment to rein him back in.”

So Beautiful

Decreased Base Damage from 80/135/190/245/30070/125/180/235/290

Serenade

Reduced Physical Protections from 10/20/30/40/5010/15/20/25/30


Kuzenbo

“In the last patch, we made a few adjustments to Kuzenbo’s overall feel and are now looking at other ways to give him strength, especially in the late game. NeNe Kappa is Kuzenbo’s primary damaging ability, allowing him to impact the fight when his Ultimate and Sumo Push are down. In this patch, Shell Spikes will reduce the Cooldown of NeNe Kappa much more, giving a properly positioned Kuzenbo access to increased damage and disruption.”

 NeNe Kappa

Increased NeNe Kappa’s Attack Damage from 25/35/45/55/6535/45/55/65/75

 Shell Spikes

Increased Cooldown Reduction on NeNe Kappa per Hit from .2/.3/.4/.5/.6s.5/.7/.9/1.1/1.3s

Fixed an issue where this Ability could not be used while in a Knockup.


Ne Zha

 Wind Fire Wheels

Updated the description to accurately state how much damage this Ability deals.


Odin’s Ring of Spears, Serqet’s Last Breath, and Osiris’ Lord of the Afterlife are ultimate level abilities that were intended to prevent all healing, but functioned in different ways and had conflicting descriptions. All three abilities stated they reduced ALL healing in their description text but both also said they reduced healing by 100%, which are different effects.[?] To add to the confusion, Ring of Spears was properly preventing all healing but Serqet’s Last Breath and Osiris’ Lord of the Afterlife were only reducing it by 100%. We have updated these abilities to now reduce ALL healing and their descriptions have been updated to reflect this.

Odin

 Ring of Spears

Updated the description to make it clear this Ability prevents all Healing.

Osiris

 Lord of the Afterlife

This Ability now prevents all Healing.

Serqet

 Last Breath

This Ability now prevents all Healing.


Ra

 Solar Blessing

Fixed the description not stating this provided Protections.


Sylvanus

“Sylvanus has rooted himself in this meta, providing strong early game pressure in the duo lane. Part of this strength comes from Verdant Growth allowing Sylvanus to clear and engage his enemies often. We are increasing the Cooldown at Rank 1 of this Ability, lowering Sylvanus’ power during the first few levels.”

 Verdant Growth

Increased Cooldown from 12s → 16/15/14/13/12s


Xbalanque

“Late Game Hunters are notoriously sensitive to balance adjustments. When looking at Xbalanque, who was under-performing, we wanted to make sure we didn’t push him over the edge and instead gave him a few tools to better enable him to reach late game. Branching Bolas is getting an early Mana Cost decrease to give him cheaper wave clear, while Rising Jaguar is getting an increase to make his damage combo more threatening.”

 Branching Bolas

Reduced Mana Cost from 6/8/10/12/143/6/9/12/15 Mana per Shot

 Rising Jaguar

Increased Physical Power scaling from 20%30%

Increased Bonus Damage on Poisoned targets from 20%30%


Zeus

“Zeus has seen quite the resurgence on the Battleground of the gods. His ability to clear early with Aegis Assault and use it to threaten further damage helps him to bully his opponents in lane for an early lead. Aegis Assault will now deal less damage when it is deployed to tone down this early game pressure.”  

 Aegis Assault

Decreased initial Hit Damage from 80/125/170/215/26060/105/150/195/240


Zhong Kui

“The Demon Queller is gaining more control over his damage and utility this patch. First, the Demons from Exorcism and Recall Demons now move quicker. This will help Zhong Kui feel more responsive and lower the window that enemies can react to chasing ghosts before they get hit.

Expose Evil will also now deal 75% of its remaining damage when consumed by either Exorcism or Book of Demons. These abilities have strong additional effect, but often losing the long duration slow and damage from Expose Evil left Zhong Kui in a worse spot. By getting some of the damage back, Zhong Kui players will be able to make smarter decisions about when to or when not to remove the card.”

 Expose Evil

Increased the remaining damage dealt from 40%75% when Expose Evil is removed by Exorcism or Book of Demons.

 Exorcism

Reduced the time it takes for Demons created by Exorcism to reach Zhong Kui and heal him.

 Book of Demons

Updated Tooltip to make it clear that when Book of Demons removes Expose Evil it deals 75% of Expose Evil’s remaining damage.

 Recall Demons

Increased the Travel Speed of the Demons released by Recall Demons.