Smite God
Hou Yi

Defender of the Earth

Smite God Hou Yi

Role: Hunter
Types: Ranged, Physical

Skills

Hou Yi Skill Suntouched Hou Yi Skill Ricochet Hou Yi Skill Mark of the Golden Crow Hou Yi Skill Divebomb Hou Yi Skill Sunbreaker

Hou Yi's Lore

Smite God Hou Yi In a time long past, an unexpected calamity came to be. From whence none knew, ten suns rose above the horizon. Such incessant light and heat ravaged the earth, wilting fields of grain, drying rivers, even melting forged metal. Bent beneath the scorching rays, the people begged the Emperor-God Di Jun to aid them. In reply, he called the great archer, Hou Yi.

Armed with a mystical red bow and a quiver of white arrows, Hou Yi traveled to Earth. What he found was a barren land. Shielding his eyes, he peered to the sky where the ten suns cruelly flared.

Nocking arrow to bow, Hou Yi loosed a warning at the suns hoping to frighten them away, but they impassively remained. So Hou Yi drew again and fired a killing shot. Pierced, the sun exploded in color and a giant red raven with three legs fell to the earth, slain by the white arrow.

Eight times more Hou Yi drew arrow to cheek. Eight shots more he let fly. Eight more bursts rent the sky, and eight more ravens fell dead. But one sun he left, and so fearful of Hou Yi's archery, this sun behaved, dipping below the horizon.

Now armed with the power of the red ravens he smote, sending light and fire against those that threaten the world, be it monster or beast, dragon or sun, man or God, Hou Yi is the Defender of the Earth.

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Magattahana | September 18, 2016 10:56pm
The tooltip for Mark of the Golden Crow needs to be fixed. It now reveals stealthed enemies at all ranks.
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DucksRock (41) | August 26, 2016 2:50am
*reads patch notes*

HOLY **** THE NEW GOD IS COOL
CAN THIS PATCH GET ANY BETTER

*sees Hou Yi (more commonly known as op unboxable hoe yi) nerfs*

THEY
DID
IT

they finally nerfed this ****er of a god, hallelujah! Hou Yi is dead! the stupid easy win, easy boxing early game/mid game/ late game based hunter! no more do we adc players have to suffer from this filthy douche!

wait
Neith is still a thing
;(
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Technotoad64 (29) | August 26, 2016 7:01am
Hirez is halfway there. At least they did something.
Besides, Neith will always be overpowered. It's kind of a business move. The god used in the tutorial has to be overpowered, so that brand new players get those first few wins. If they lose one of their first ten games, they might not want to play. That's my theory anyway.
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Arvorus (10) | August 26, 2016 7:24am
Neith isn't overpowered though, she's just easy to play. She has clear strengths and clear weaknesses.
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DucksRock (41) | August 26, 2016 7:04am
it's actually a really big nerf that will cause Hou Yi to fall off the meta. am happy.

and i think they are keeping her op because they like starting at her butt in spl games.
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iReauxbot (10) | October 26, 2015 2:47am
Ive been playing Hou Yi quite a bit lately and hes pretty damn solid now.
I cant seem to get much damage out of his Ult Sunbreaker however. And mostly using his 3 as an escape.
Not having too much confidence in the damage for that move.
Would putting some CD on him be a good idea? Transcendence makes him hit pretty hard so Im guessing that can sub for some damage items to have some CD in there. Just asking some ideas.
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Greenevers (101) | October 20, 2015 7:15pm
His riochet cd decrease was the biggest thing going for him. Along with Divebomb being able to be used for boxing more effectively.
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iReauxbot (10) | October 20, 2015 3:23pm
Well after looking at the tier list Ive noticed some spots have changed. What are some of the key reasons why Hou Yi made it S tier(?)?
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Devampi (85) | September 12, 2015 2:20am
He was fairly weak compared to other hunters when released
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StaatS 5 | September 12, 2015 1:36am
What's with the hate I like this guys abilities. He plays really well in everything but arena and their he is mediocre, only if he doesn't mesh well with the other gods on your team.
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JakeCWolf | February 2, 2015 1:06pm

He combos great with Odin in arena as well. Personally a fan of the Odin, Hou Yi, Vulcan nuke.


Throw in Blink Ymir ult for good measure. Or Scylla and Pos to turn the double nuke into a quadra nuke.
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HiRezCptCrandall | January 23, 2015 8:10am
He combos great with Odin in arena as well. Personally a fan of the Odin, Hou Yi, Vulcan nuke.
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Greenevers (101) | January 19, 2015 7:42pm
Talgor wrote:



Don't get me wrong, I love his design. His skillset is very cool, but he just doesn't keep up with other hunters at all, at least in Arena.

Well that's arena. Understandable since you can't bounce your 1 off of anything unless a team fight is near the buffs. His ult is good with ares/ymir/etc for arena though.
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Talgor (8) | January 19, 2015 7:11pm
Greenevers wrote:


Damn you really don't like these new gods. I for one think Hi-Rez is on the right track.


Don't get me wrong, I love his design. His skillset is very cool, but he just doesn't keep up with other hunters at all, at least in Arena.
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Greenevers (101) | January 18, 2015 12:31pm
Talgor wrote:

Hi Rez needs to step up their game.

Damn you really don't like these new gods. I for one think Hi-Rez is on the right track.
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Talgor (8) | January 18, 2015 12:16pm
Hi Rez needs to step up their game.
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