Today I got my first Mastery X, Diamond Skin god: Hachiman
! I thought this would be a good point to look back at my Smite history and reflect.
My original goal was to get a basic mastery of all the gods so that I could better understand my opponent. Starting out, I could figure out how to make my god work, but I didn't know how enemy gods worked, so I viewed that as a disadvantage.
I actually ended up mastering all gods before I had gotten one of them to Mastery 10. After I "mastered" all the gods, I felt that I should revisit those gods whose kits I remembered enjoying and focus on my ability to refine my skills with that character.
Even during my quest to master all gods, I immediately gravitated towards Hachiman
. His kit and design felt really nice and I started playing him frequently. As I got more and more comfortable with his kit, I developed a confidence within my gameplay.
I learned that comfort and familiarity with a god is a great advantage in a match, e…