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Patch 5.23, "Godslayer" - Bran's Thoughts

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Branmuffin17 » December 7, 2018 12:41pm | Report
Link to the official patch notes is here: https://www.smitegame.com/news/godslayer-5-23-update-notes


Skins:
  • Jingle Shells Kuzenbo: That's a pretty cute kappa.
  • Dual Tech Hel: Okay I like this one a lot.
  • Kitty Kaboom Serqet: Eh. Meh.
  • Battle Queen Hera: It's okay.
  • Shadow Stalker Izanami: Yeah...like this one a lot too.
  • Count Baron Samedi: S'okay I guess.
  • Stitched Horror Zhong Kui: Oh damn, Stuke was right. This is basically Oogie Boogie...or like one of the things from the movie 9. Freaking finally he gets a new skin, and it's a badass one.
  • Godslayer Ares: The new T5. I actually didn't see it in action. I love Ares but no way am I putting in the money to get the skin.

God Changes:
  • Ah Puch (nerfs): Undead Surge's slow duration decreases from 3 seconds to 2 seconds. Empty the Crypts' duration decreases from 6 seconds to 5 seconds. These are very reasonable adjustments. I'm happy with them.

  • Cu Chulainn (buff): Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry cooldown reduced from 100 seconds to 85 seconds. Fair buff. I haven't played him in a while. I probably should.

  • Guan Yu (buff): Conviction gets a bit of his full-stack healing modifier restored, from 1.5x to 1.7x. 2x was probably too strong, but 1.5x felt a bit on the weak side. This is a nice buff for him, since he has been pretty weak.

  • Hades (buffs): Got a base MS increase from 355 to 365. Pillar of Agony's protections increased from 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 to 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160. This is actually very nice for him. Doesn't make Hades more fun to play (sorry), but gives him a lot more survivability (even when building very few protections as a Mid or something) when he's most vulnerable in his ult.

  • Vamana (buff): Colossal Fury gains a stacking health shield of 0.6% max health every 0.2 seconds, and his actual healing changes from every 2 seconds to every 1 second. In this form, he can also pass through player-made obstacles (like Odin's Ring of Spears). This is a very nice QoL change for him, and is a damn hard reflected counter to Odin, who used to be the bane of his existence, due to both the trapping and the 100% healing reduction fully countering his ult. I do find him fun to play, so this is nice.
Very solid buffs to lower-tier gods...the love for the warriors is strong. Stuke is happy. Bleach manufacturers are not.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Kriega1 » December 7, 2018 1:58pm | Report
Still waiting for Arachne re-work and proper Freya nerfs, perhaps more Pele nerfs too. Hera nerf would be welcome as well.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by boogiebass » December 7, 2018 2:19pm | Report
Kriega, you're gonna be an old man before that even happens.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Stuke99 » December 8, 2018 12:48pm | Report
Lets just hope Disney doesn't threaten to hit HR with the lawsuit hammer and the new Zhong skin has to be pulled.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by DrxFlaskers » December 10, 2018 6:18am | Report
Liking the Baron Samedi skin better than the Half Life one... 10/10 will get. Sucks that it's getting released later than the rest of the skins though.

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