New in SMITE: Nu Wa Rework and Zeus Remodel

by HiRez Sock | Aug 05, 2014

Updated God: Nu Wa

  • General
    • Nu Wa has undergone a total visual makeover.
  • Strength Of Wood - Passive
    • After 5 successful basic attacks, Nu Wa's next basic attack will root enemies.
  • Mysterious Fog
    • Nu Wa condenses moisture into fog at her location which then rolls forward away from her. She and all allies are stealthed while inside the fog, and have increased movement speed. Attacking breaks the stealth effect. Enemies that run into the fog take 50/100/150/200/250 + 50% of her magical power as damage, and continue to take 20% of that damage again every second they are in the fog. Cooldown 15s. Cost 70/75/80/85/90.
  • Clay Soldiers
    • Nu Wa conjures Clay Soldiers from the earth. These soldiers have health equal to 200 plus 20% of Nu Wa's maximum health, and deal 20/30/40/50/60 damage with basic attacks. Enemies hit by their initial charge will take damage and have their magical protections reduced by 5/10/15/20/25 for 2s. Cooldown 18s. Cost 60/70/80/90/100.
  • Shining Metal
    • Nu Wa launches a mass of shining metal, dealing 90/140/190/240/290 + 50% of her magical power to all enemies it hits. If it hits one of her Clay Soldiers, it explodes, dealing 30/60/90/120/150 in additional damage and stunning enemies for 1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5s. Cooldown 10. Cost 60.
  • Fire Shards
    • Nu Wa flies up into the clouds, gaining visibility on all enemy gods, and summoning fire shards from the sky to deal 100/175/250/325/400 + 50% of her magical power as damage to each of them. Cooldown 110. Cost 100.

Remodeled God: Zeus

  • General
    • Model, Skins and Loading Screen Cards have undergone major revisions.

New God Skins

  • The Survivor Ullr
    • Ullr is surrounded by the undead and all alone.. but he knows no fear. Celebrating the newest Ullr skin "The Survivor" we introduce to you our newest SMITE Comic!
  • Nuclear Winter Ymir
    • This skin is available only as an exclusive treasure box reward.
  • Derpules Hercules
    • This skin is available only as an exclusive treasure box reward.
  • Lunar Tango Chang’e
    • This skin will initially be available only for special promotions related to the new Latin American servers.

New Voice Packs

  • Nu Wa
  • Zeus
  • Hercules Derpules
  • Nuclear Winter Ymir
  • Lunar Tango Chang’e

New Ward Skins and Player Icons

  • Satellite
  • Saci
  • Chest
  • Quetzalcoatl
  • Screaming Mouth Player Icon (Treasure Chest Exclusive)
  • Zeus
  • Nu Wa
  • Zeus (retro)
  • Nu Wa (retro)
  • 2 Brazil Player Icons
  • Blood Eagle / Diamond Sword Symbol
  • Pantheon Icons (Treasure Chest Exclusive)

Updated Cards

  • Nu Wa
  • Nu Wa Recolor skin
  • Nu Wa gold
  • Zeus
  • Zeus Recolor skin
  • Zeus gold
  • Chang'e Latin Dancer
  • Hercules Derpules
  • Ymir Nuclear Winter
  • Ullr  Zombie survivor

Updated Portraits

  • Nu Wa
  • Nu Wa Recolor skin
  • Nu Wa gold
  • Zeus
  • Zeus Recolor skin
  • Zeus gold
  • Chang'e Latin Dancer
  • Hercules Derpules
  • Ymir Nuclear Winter
  • Ullr  Zombie survivor

Auto Purchasing / Leveling

  • The Item Builder has been renamed to Character Builder as it allows for custom ability leveling again
  • The default Auto Purchase profiles for some Gods now purchase a few extra consumables at the start of a match
  • You are now able to purchase and sell consumables while in Auto Purchase Mode.
  • You are now able to purchase and upgrade Actives in Auto Purchase Mode.
  • If you create a Custom page in the Character Builder, you are now able to use that as your Custom Build.
    • Consumables selected for the build will be purchased at the start of the match.
      • Consumables allow a quantity selection
    • Actives selected for the build will have rank 1 purchased at the start of the match.
    • Items selected for the build will be bought from left to right.
    • After all Items are maxed out, the Actives will buy additional levels.
  • The ability tab of the Character Builder allows you to create a custom order of skills to level up.
  • Lobby Store Featured Banner updated to (Nu Wa, Zeus, The Survivor, and Treasure Chest) with represented images
  • Each level the player can set a specific skill or to skip spending their skill point for that level
    • Any level can have up to two skill points spent on it, assuming you have skipped a previous levels skill point.

Treasure Boxes

  • Now introducing Treasure Boxes!
  • Treasure boxes allow players to purchase a roll for a chance to receive exclusive and rare items! (skins, icons, ward skins, etc.)
  • There are 4 tiers of item rarity inside the treasure box.
    • Epic
    • Rare
    • Uncommon
    • Common
  • Players can receive skins for gods that they do not currently own.
  • Players will never receive treasure that they already own.

Custom Games

  • The Invite button now allows you to invite multiple people at once as well as invite players directly from your friends list.
  • Whenever a player leaves the lobby, they are returned to the lobby list screen.
  • Players switching teams in room causes the match lobby pick order to change.
  • Joining a team of 5 will appear to move over 2 players from the other team, and leave a top slot empty.
  • There is a new indicator that specifies who the room owner is

Misc

  • Your new free god rotation is Zeus, Hades, Tyr, Ullr, and Loki! Sweet!
  • Fixed global scale not saving correctly per session.
  • Purchasing the bundle via the Heli ward will not appear to give the ward until relog.
  • Pending party invites are able to be canceled by the party leader (This is done by kicking the pending player)
  • Boosters: Always get at least 1 worshiper
  • Fixed an issue with 1st win of the day not playing the acquisition accolade.
  • Siege has had performance optimizations.
  • Using an active or consumable will now cause stealthed gods to be revealed.
  • All icons have been given a Gem price and no longer purchasable with favor.

General Gameplay

  • If a player leaves during a surrender vote and has not voted, then the count is reduced to only those still in the match.

Items

  • Bumba’s Mask
    • 10% bonus power vs jungle mobs is now appropriately being added to pets.
  • Hand of the Gods
    • Improved tooltip description.

Gods - Balance/Updates/Fixes

  • He Bo
    • Scroll of the Yellow River
      • No longer able to jump over part of the scroll.
  • Janus
    • General
      • Base health increased from 380 to 400.
    • Portal
      • Cooldown reduced from 15s to 12s.
  • Kumbhakarna
    • Sleepy
      • Remaining hits indicator now properly updates if he reaches a level that increases the number of hits to down him while he’s napping.
      • Fixed a bug where the passive was not providing an extra required hit at level 20.
      • Fixed a bug where Kumbhakarna could be healed while sleeping.
    • Mighty Yawn
      • Fixed a bug where the radius was too large while he was downed.
  • Neith
    • General
      • Ms. Diagnosis targeters have been updated (For realsies)
  • Rama
    • General
      • Fixed an issue with his ability targeters starting out faint and loading in over a short time.
    • Astral Strike
      • Slow now stacks up to 3 times, changed from 20/25/30/35/40 to 10% at all ranks.
      • Now costs 25 mana per shot.
  • Serqet
    • Ambush
      • Jump distance increased from 55ft to 65ft.
      • Time before Serqet can leap after activation decreased from 0.3s to 0s.
    • Last Breath
      • The 1s grab on this ability is no longer affected by diminishing returns, or CC Reduction.
  • Sun Wukong
    • Master’s Will
      • Cooldown decreased from 12 to 10s.
      • Mana cost reduced from 60/70/80/90/100 to 50 at all ranks.
  • Thanatos
    • Hovering Death
      • Changed “pounce” to “dive” in his tooltip. Boom.
  • Vamana
    • General
      • Divine Protector skin now has a proper CC Immunity glow.
  • Xbalanque
    • Poison Darts
      • Fixed German futbol skin showing black futbols when Particle Detail was below max.