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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Greenevers » February 25, 2015 2:22pm | Report
New God: Bellona
In the database and ready for guides!


I WANNA READ THE SKILLS!



Items
This patch's god changes mostly involved fixes. If you're looking for a certain fix be sure to read the full patch notes.

Bluestone Pendant
  • Disabled for purchase in Assault.

The Crusher
  • Disabled for purchase in Joust.


Art Updates
The avatar selection has been updated with all the new skins and updated art!



New God Skins
  • Standard Bellona
  • Battle Maiden Bellona
  • La Roca Hercules
  • Daisy Despair Scylla
  • Awilix Golden / Legendary / Diamond
Updated God Cards
  • Ymir Default


Once again, this is an abridged version of the official patch notes. For every single detail please read the official patch notes!

*Kudos to Mowen for the beautiful layout!

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Subzero008 » February 25, 2015 4:38pm | Report
So, another wombo-combo god made out of other champions and gods' kits.

Dawngate had a few unreleased shapers. One of them was called Weapon Master (obviously not a finished name.) Her kit involved the EXACT SAME MECHANIC as Bellona - cast ability, get enhanced autos. Her ultimate was also a combination of a ranged AoE attack and a steroid. She didn't have a real passive (basically said that your autos got a specific steroid after using an ability). Just add the typical Smite ****-blend of mobility, CC, and damage, and you have Bellona.

I can't think of any other examples of a auto-boosting per-ability mechanic in other MOBAs. Dawngate's is the only other one off the top of my head. But this is not a coincidence, any more than the other "derivative works" were coincidences.

Also, her "lore" seems like badly written fanfiction.
http://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Enyo.html

In every single site or source I read, there is no mention of any link between Lucius Cornelius Salla, who was a real guy, and Bellona. They probably just wanted to shove a man into a goddess's lore for...I dunno, chauvinism's sake? His picture is towering over her. I can't really think of another reason for shoving a completely random guy into a goddess' lore, only related by their Roman-ness, because there are a LOT of roman dudes who killed other dudes and were all warlike and stuff.

That's not even getting into the stuff they ignored, or blatantly lied about, which is a shame, because there's good, lore-making stuff here. One tradition with Bellona (who did have temples), was the War Column (which symbolized roman territory), where a priest would throw a spear over, pointed at the direction toward some poor country that was about to get war'd on. Another was sacrifices...human sacrifices, which may or may not have happened. Or how she was known as "The Destroyer of Cities" (A title she shared with George Washington, and no, I kid you not.) Etc.

Bad lore is bad, bad Dawngate copy is bad, copying Braum skin is bad, Scylla skin looks cool, Ymir remodel looks cool, golden porn is golden porn.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Greenevers » February 25, 2015 4:56pm | Report
Yeah, that's pretty similar. Her 2 (while not stated in the tooltip) gives her a cone-shaped AoE basic attack. And her passive is a big slap to the face to Sobek's lmao.

I wouldn't really call her "another wombo-combo god" but her kit is pretty bloated. Blocking, disarm, stun, aoe auto's, healing, seperate hit progressions, aaand self/team buffs. She's hella fun though, I've got to admit.

Hey, at least we got a goddess that's fully clothed!

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Raventhor » February 25, 2015 5:06pm | Report
She feels really weird. The fact that every basic ability becomes a stance-based auto attack modifier leaves her really versatile but also...really weird. You can only really utilize one at a time, and it means if you nerf one of her things, you nerf an entire playstyle (tank, warrior, or duelist), which'll leave the stance completely unused. Her balancing is gonna be REALLY tough
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Greenevers » February 25, 2015 5:12pm | Report
I agree, that's probably one of the reasons why Hi-Rez hasn't touched her that much even though everyone has been crying nerfs.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by HammaSmite » February 25, 2015 5:24pm | Report
No idea how she would play like....too bad I stopped playing Smite .-.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by FerrumSlash » February 25, 2015 9:30pm | Report
She looks and sounds hella fun! Looking forward to try her out wait no play with her wait that still sounds hella wrong alright give her a try.

That Ymir VU looks sexy as hell.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Greenevers » February 25, 2015 9:55pm | Report
Wish I could get some better qual images but the ones on the official site are bugged for some reason :/. If anyone can find better ones, tell me :D

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by dacoqrs » March 3, 2015 12:16pm | Report
Subzero008 wrote:

So, another wombo-combo god made out of other champions and gods' kits.

Dawngate had a few unreleased shapers. One of them was called Weapon Master (obviously not a finished name.) Her kit involved the EXACT SAME MECHANIC as Bellona - cast ability, get enhanced autos. Her ultimate was also a combination of a ranged AoE attack and a steroid. She didn't have a real passive (basically said that your autos got a specific steroid after using an ability). Just add the typical Smite ****-blend of mobility, CC, and damage, and you have Bellona.

I can't think of any other examples of a auto-boosting per-ability mechanic in other MOBAs. Dawngate's is the only other one off the top of my head. But this is not a coincidence, any more than the other "derivative works" were coincidences.

Also, her "lore" seems like badly written fanfiction.
http://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Enyo.html

In every single site or source I read, there is no mention of any link between Lucius Cornelius Salla, who was a real guy, and Bellona. They probably just wanted to shove a man into a goddess's lore for...I dunno, chauvinism's sake? His picture is towering over her. I can't really think of another reason for shoving a completely random guy into a goddess' lore, only related by their Roman-ness, because there are a LOT of roman dudes who killed other dudes and were all warlike and stuff.

That's not even getting into the stuff they ignored, or blatantly lied about, which is a shame, because there's good, lore-making stuff here. One tradition with Bellona (who did have temples), was the War Column (which symbolized roman territory), where a priest would throw a spear over, pointed at the direction toward some poor country that was about to get war'd on. Another was sacrifices...human sacrifices, which may or may not have happened. Or how she was known as "The Destroyer of Cities" (A title she shared with George Washington, and no, I kid you not.) Etc.

Bad lore is bad, bad Dawngate copy is bad, copying Braum skin is bad, Scylla skin looks cool, Ymir remodel looks cool, golden porn is golden porn.


Hey look it's Sub, get em ;) Nah, just playing.

As for the whole weapons master thing, well, it's not really new that Hi-Rez is copying others ideas. Not extremely pleased about it, but what are you gonna do. However, how would you know if it's a copy if you haven't played Smite in 3 months, right? ;)

As for the lore thing... Yes, the lore is bad. However, like I said, not something I'm gonna flip about. If there's anything you should be crying about, it's the balance. She awfully strong, and me and my friends love to guess which enemy is going to pick Bellona, because she's so incredibly broken there's no reason not to pick her.

But for the most part, you're pretty much spot on.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Devampi » March 4, 2015 11:28am | Report
dacoqrs wrote:

As for the whole weapons master thing, well, it's not really new that Hi-Rez is copying others ideas.


happens in every moba for me the darius (LoL) and Axe (doto) ult are exactly the same (only difference is axe one has a real threashold and gets perm reset on a kill and darius only for 20 sec)

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