Smite God
Thanatos

Hand Of Death

Smite God Thanatos

Role: Assassin
Types: Melee, Physical

Skills

Thanatos Skill Harvester of Souls Thanatos Skill Death Scythe Thanatos Skill Scent of Death Thanatos Skill Soul Reap Thanatos Skill Hovering Death

Thanatos's Lore

Smite God Thanatos Inevitably, all mortals must die. They cling to life with fevered desperation, for death is a cold unknown, filled with uncertainty and bleak, everlasting finality. Some accept fate with grace, others are dragged, kicking and screaming, though in truth, no mortal would go to Hades willingly. They are reaped by the nightmarish God of Death, whose grim visage strikes strange against the gleeful satisfaction he feels at performing his work. Thanatos is the very face of death.

Yet, to Thanatos, Mortals are easy prey. Their end is preordained, harvesting them but a game to pass the eons, but a God, a being beyond the mortal coil, now there is a creature Thanatos eyes with greedy longing. He despises the immortality other Gods covet. To him, it is a perversion and defiance of his very purpose.

But can a God truly die? As the Heavens clash and immortal blood spills on the Earth, Thanatos hungers to find out. War is but the preamble to death, a battlefield of souls rent from their bodies, listlessly waiting to be taken by the God of Death. A war between Gods, a war of this magnitude can mean only one thing. Thanatos is about to be very, very busy.

Thanatos Guides
Season 3 Guides
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June 24, 2016
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May 16, 2016
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March 28, 2016
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May 17, 2016
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May 16, 2016
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June 13, 2016
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December 27, 2015
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June 14, 2015
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February 22, 2015
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September 6, 2015
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September 17, 2015
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January 1, 2016
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October 14, 2015
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September 1, 2015
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February 8, 2016
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August 2, 2015
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Season 1 Guides
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January 14, 2015
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February 28, 2015
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January 30, 2015
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November 26, 2014
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July 26, 2014
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June 24, 2014
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July 16, 2014
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July 19, 2014
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Season 1 Builds
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December 7, 2015
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December 1, 2015
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Devampi (85) | October 4, 2015 12:46am
the only time when thanatos doesn't fall of hard is when he has a good early game.
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Arvorus (6) | October 3, 2015 10:07pm
The main reason is that he has bad scaling. The numbers in parentheses show how much of his physical power is added to his abilities. His abilities have 60-80% scaling, which are pretty low for physical gods. This means that he will scale up in powerr less than other gods, resulting in power late game damage than, say, Loki. In addition, he also has low health, and his only true escape is his ultimate.
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iReauxbot (8) | October 3, 2015 7:35pm
Does Thanatos really fall of late game? The last couple of matches where Ive seen him play in the late game still tears people apart. Can anyone explain exactly what makes him so bad?
And also what those numbers in parenthesis next to the abilities damage means.
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TheAmazingComicBookGuy (47) | October 19, 2013 5:21am
this god is pure victory :3
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TheDoctorfl | September 25, 2013 7:26am
Just eat your darn cakes and be happy and play Thanatos and imagine you killing the cake you don't like.
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TormentedTurnip (96) | September 21, 2013 6:44pm
All I've read is that for some unexplainable reason, you thought the heinous act of using delicious red velvet brownie bottoms as an ingredient for a terribilis farinæ, commonly known as cheesecake, was not grounds for eternal damnation. You were wrong.
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IpXarie | September 21, 2013 12:20pm
This food war lol
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JararoNatsu (51) | September 21, 2013 12:01pm
*ahem* I have made cheesecake with red velvet brownie bottoms. Top that, sir.
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TormentedTurnip (96) | September 21, 2013 11:59am
I'll have you know Red Velvet Cake is far superior to Cheesecake, which I wouldn't even deem worthy of being placed under the "cake" category in the first place.
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JararoNatsu (51) | September 21, 2013 11:55am
Eat cheesecake. It makes everything better.
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IpXarie | September 21, 2013 11:39am
JararoNatsu wrote:



You don't need to keep us updated, and you especially don't need to keep making posts. Just work on the guide and we will notice what you've done.


Just making sure people notice because, a dude with a feny picture said it needs to be re-done and fast, but im still sick so it bugs me
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JararoNatsu (51) | September 21, 2013 10:47am
IpXarie wrote:

Updated my guide a bit, need to revamp the guides a bit so more to come.


You don't need to keep us updated, and you especially don't need to keep making posts. Just work on the guide and we will notice what you've done.
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IpXarie | September 21, 2013 8:33am
Updated my guide a bit, need to revamp the guides a bit so more to come.
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IpXarie | September 20, 2013 1:07pm
My builds / guide is not anywhere near done, im still improving im just sick so bare with me people for the next couple of days to next week.
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IpXarie | September 20, 2013 3:12am
JararoNatsu wrote:



The entire guide needs an overhaul, not just the builds. The builds are getting better, but they could still use work. I want to feel the power of cheesecake emanate from this guide... I really do.

In other words, I know you can make it better, so do so.


Lol im doing my best, slowly improving it more, and more just school, and being sick is getting in my way.
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JararoNatsu (51) | September 20, 2013 12:03am
IpXarie wrote:

Slowly improving my builds for Thanatos did a complete overhaul on them, now I just need to update my description on why I choose the items. Go check it out, and if stuff is still messed up leave a comment im sick, and right now just slowly improving it, and playing around with him.


The entire guide needs an overhaul, not just the builds. The builds are getting better, but they could still use work. I want to feel the power of cheesecake emanate from this guide... I really do.

In other words, I know you can make it better, so do so.
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UnknownPandr (35) | September 19, 2013 8:23pm
I PUBLISED IT. Still a WIP guide tho :p
Whos wants to play smite with me now? :DDD
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Xelean | September 19, 2013 6:58pm
i find frostbound hammer to be quite important for him
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IpXarie | September 19, 2013 6:54pm
Slowly improving my builds for Thanatos did a complete overhaul on them, now I just need to update my description on why I choose the items. Go check it out, and if stuff is still messed up leave a comment im sick, and right now just slowly improving it, and playing around with him.
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UnknownPandr (35) | September 19, 2013 6:35pm
Natsu, If you really wanna see how it's coming along, check my profile. I accidentely published, but I archived it. ||D
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Swampmist1142 (8) | September 19, 2013 5:48pm
I'm trying to write a fairly in-depth guide with the view-point of myself as someone who is very used to co-laning, but the gigantic amount of auto-lockers is making it difficult :P.
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JararoNatsu (51) | September 19, 2013 5:15pm
UnknownPandr wrote:

Still slowly making a guide for him. >:I


I expect a sexy guide from thee. Disappoint me not :P
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UnknownPandr (35) | September 19, 2013 5:02pm
Still slowly making a guide for him. >:I
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Dark Jaw (44) | September 19, 2013 4:57pm
I haven't play him. But he reminds me of Aatrox from League. Easy to get kills, uses health to cast some abilities, some lifesteal...

I won't use him. I don't like Assassins in general.
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IpXarie | September 19, 2013 3:25am
Posted 2 builds / more to come, and gave my opinion on what Thanatos is to me.
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Xelean | September 19, 2013 12:24am
there seem to be a bug that somehow makes his second attack do alot more damage than first and third instead of the usual lower damage but i dont know what triggers it
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Zerosaviour (1) | September 18, 2013 6:56pm
Wish they would change the threshold to 20/25/30/35/40. Makes a lot more sense.
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Swampmist1142 (8) | September 18, 2013 5:57pm
I actually had one game were I used his ult, I think targeted below myself, and then the screen went into the normal colors but I was still flying and I don't think I got down. I'm not sure on that last part because I had to go do something away from the comp, and when I got back we had won.
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Talenhiem (32) | September 18, 2013 5:53pm
Raventhor wrote:

There is a bug though - because of his character model, he can be pushed (such as from a poseidon wave) into a wall, and be stuck there. This can also occur if his ultimate times out on top of a wall. Rare, but it can happen, usually when on the edge of a wall.


I'm sure it's not just Thanatos. Hi-Rez, FIX THIS!
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Raventhor (157) | September 18, 2013 5:51pm
There is a bug though - because of his character model, he can be pushed (such as from a poseidon wave) into a wall, and be stuck there. This can also occur if his ultimate times out on top of a wall. Rare, but it can happen, usually when on the edge of a wall.
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Swampmist1142 (8) | September 18, 2013 5:41pm
I agree with a lot of this, but I've found that every time I've seen and played as him, lanning was better for him, which I think is because his 1 is his main form of heal and only really when hitting gods? I unno, just something that I noticed.
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Talenhiem (32) | September 18, 2013 5:33pm
Hmm... caught this within the first minute. Might as well say something.

At first glance, he's OP. At second glance, he's balanced. From nerdgasm to satisfaction. Good job, Hi-Rez.

His passive + his self-lifesteal is a very interesting mechanic. You need a way to get back up health fast if someone's ****ting on you, but otherwise, simply jungling/laning will give you more health than you will most likely lose.

If there was one item that I would always reccommend on this guy, it would be Eye of Retaliation.

And also: his ult isn't OP. The threshold is quite low early levels, and at levels 1-4 I he doesn't even have a threshold.

In summary: Nice job, Hi-Rez. Just buff the 2 to make you run faster when you're facing away from an enemy, otherwise there's no escape... for either of you.
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