Smitefire logo

Join the leading SMITE community.
Create and share God Guides and Builds.

Create an MFN Account






Or

Izanami Matron of the Dead

Japanese Hunter Ranged Physical

Izanami Lore

As Izanami gave birth to the god of Fire, his searing skin scorched her flesh. Fearful she would die, her...
Read Izanami Full Lore

Izanami Lore

As Izanami gave birth to the god of Fire, his searing skin scorched her flesh. Fearful she would die, her husband, Izanagi, the man with whom she had created the world, held her close and wept. But it was too late. So grievous were the wounds, Izanami succumbed to death.

To rescue her soul, Izanagi traveled to Yomi, the realm of the darkness and death. Through the black maze he searched, until finally he came upon her, hidden amongst the shadows. He implored her to return with him. She could not, for she had already eaten the fruit that grew in Yomi. Izanagi insisted. He would not leave her in this place. He swore it.

Izanami agreed to take her husband to see the Gods of Yomi, to implore them to free her. Meanwhile, remain in darkness, she cautioned him, for the realm of the dead was not meant for the living to see. Taken by foreboding, Izanagi lit a torch and laid eyes upon his wife. No longer the graceful, elegant beauty she once was, Izanami now appeared a rotting corpse, hollow and decayed, maggot ridden and foul. Frightened and disgusted, Izanagi broke his vow and fled.

Through the bowels of Yomi he ran, pursued by the fiend that was once his wife. Escaping the cave entrance, Izanagi rolled a boulder in place to block it. Sealed within, betrayed and cursed, consumed with wrathful anger, Izanami swore, one thousand lives would she take each day. One thousand to pay for the broken promise he made.

Since then, Izanami has kept her vow, each day reaching beyond the grave to pull souls to Yomi. But war has broken the boulder that once kept her sealed away, and Izanami has emerged, cold and lifeless, but burning with a vengeance against all that lives. One thousand souls will not be enough.
Hide Izanami Full Lore

Izanami Skills

Izanami Skill Death Draws Nigh Izanami Skill Sickle Storm Izanami Skill Spectral Projection Izanami Skill Fade Away Izanami Skill Dark Portal

Izanami Cost

Favor: 5500 Gems: 200
Patch Top Rated Newest Discussion
Season 6 Guides & Builds
 Build Guide
Izanami Carry Conquest Build (6.8)
6.8
18 Votes
104.3K
7
 Build Guide
Inzanami Joust build(if stacking)
6.7
3 Votes
Rating Pending
7.3K
7
 Build Guide
Izanami all around shred build
6.4
7 Votes
20.7K
3
 Build Guide
Death from the Shadows(Izanami Guide-Season 6)
6.5 Guide In-Depth
12 Votes
30.1K
8
 Build Guide
Izanami´s Mid[SEASSON 6]
6.10
7 Votes
11.4K
6
Season 5 Guides & Builds
 Build Guide
Izanami ADC (Conquest Crit way)
5.19
28 Votes
452.5K
34
 Build Guide
all hunter arena melter
5.1
3 Votes
Rating Pending
51.6K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami
5.19
0 Votes
Rating Pending
3.9K
20
 Build Guide
Izanami OP
5.18
2 Votes
Rating Pending
13.8K
3
 Build Guide
Izanami
5.2
0 Votes
Rating Pending
14.1K
0
 Build Guide
not a guide
5.13
4 Votes
Rating Pending
3.7K
11
 Build Guide
Izanami (unfinished)
5.11
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.3K
1
 Build Guide
Izanami kiting build
5.7
0 Votes
Rating Pending
3.3K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami for Jeff
5.7
0 Votes
Rating Pending
1.9K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami is gud! [ Season 5 ]
5.6
0 Votes
Rating Pending
11.6K
0
 Build Guide
Test
5.6
0 Votes
Rating Pending
1.4K
0
 Build Guide
IZANAMI
5.3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
3.1K
0
 Build Guide
S5 Conquest ADC
5.1
0 Votes
Rating Pending
12.1K
0
 Build Guide
crit izanami build
5.1
0 Votes
Rating Pending
10.0K
0
Season 4 Guides & Builds
 Build Guide
(Ranked Duel) Izanami "Omg no, I didn't just die to Iza!"
S4
3 Votes
Rating Pending
24.5K
5
 Build Guide
[[Updated! 4.19]] Buffed Izanami! The Grudge of the living mortals (Izanami build for season 4)
S4 Guide In-Depth
9 Votes
98.6K
4
 Build Guide
Izanami Conquest ADC
S4
2 Votes
Rating Pending
38.1K
0
 Build Guide
I love Iza
S4
1 Votes
Rating Pending
4.6K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami S4 Guide - Loki Hunter?
S4 Guide In-Depth
1 Votes
Rating Pending
25.7K
1
 Build Guide
Giant killer
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
5.5K
0
 Build Guide
Death by the dead
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
3.8K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami AMR
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.3K
0
 Build Guide
IZANAMI - Matron Of The Dead
S4 Guide
0 Votes
Rating Pending
14.9K
0
 Build Guide
Hickory
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
1.6K
0
 Build Guide
∙ Matron of the Dead ∙ Izanami S4 ADC Build ∙
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
3.9K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami Build Full Dmamge [ season 4 ]
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
58.8K
0
 Build Guide
Machine Gun Izzi
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
5.2K
0
 Build Guide
all hunters build
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
7.7K
0
 Build Guide
best izanami
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
19.1K
0
 Build Guide
S4 Joust guide: Delete your opponents
S4
2 Votes
Rating Pending
8.2K
1
 Build Guide
Hyper Carry Izanami!
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
9.6K
0
 Build Guide
IZANAMI MID S4
S4
2 Votes
Rating Pending
18.3K
2
 Build Guide
Izanami hello ramen girl
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
1.6K
0
 Build Guide
Dead Matter
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
1.5K
0
 Build Guide
Joust/clash izanami
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
8.3K
0
 Build Guide
Killzanami
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.1K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami Basic attacks rock
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.3K
0
 Build Guide
V4.11 FULL DAMAGE "Izanami"
S4
0 Votes
Rating Pending
9.8K
0
 Build Guide
The Peircing Plague~Izanami ADC Conquest Guide
S3 Guide In-Depth
2 Votes
Rating Pending
38.8K
1
 Build Guide
Boomerang B*tch (In Depth Izanami Guide, S3, Adc) (PTS version)
S3 Guide In-Depth
12 Votes
139.7K
15
 Build Guide
Izanami S3/S4 [Deutsch]
S3 Guide
1 Votes
Rating Pending
6.0K
6
 Build Guide
Crit bitch
S3
1 Votes
Rating Pending
4.3K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami, Mother of Critical Strikes
S3
8 Votes
36.1K
1
 Build Guide
Izanami With Penetration
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.9K
0
 Build Guide
Sickle's Bit
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.0K
0
 Build Guide
Izuanmi Carry Build for S3
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
4.6K
0
 Build Guide
Try it in joust first
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.8K
0
 Build Guide
Maiden of Death
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.3K
0
 Build Guide
Arena build 3.23 Izanami Auto attack based
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
11.4K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami ADC
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.8K
0
 Build Guide
Is This What Pain Feels Like?
S3 Guide In-Depth
0 Votes
Rating Pending
10.5K
4
 Build Guide
I Actually Try to make a Guide for once
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.1K
0
 Build Guide
She is Death
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.6K
0
 Build Guide
A decent build
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.3K
0
 Build Guide
Izanagi's Demise (S3.20)
S3 Guide In-Depth
0 Votes
Rating Pending
7.3K
4
 Build Guide
Izanami: Crit your pants and run!
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
3.5K
0
 Build Guide
op izunami joust melts gods!!!!!!
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
9.0K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami fast kill streak
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
5.2K
4
 Build Guide
Drag Them to Hell: Izanami
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.9K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami full cdr build
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
2.6K
0
 Build Guide
Boomerang Bitch
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
4.3K
0
 Build Guide
Detailed Izanami Guide (Updated for Patch 3.17)
S3 Guide
2 Votes
Rating Pending
86.5K
14
 Build Guide
Izanami Conquest and Joust build (60% win rate)
S3
6 Votes
67.3K
16
 Build Guide
Izanami
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
15.4K
0
 Build Guide
The walking dead Izanami S3
S3 Guide In-Depth
2 Votes
Rating Pending
23.9K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami In The House (V2)
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
3.2K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami In The House
S3
0 Votes
Rating Pending
3.4K
0
 Build Guide
I am Death, Destroyer of Worlds! ~ Izanami Build
S3
1 Votes
Rating Pending
13.2K
0
 Build Guide
Izanami Guide: These Sickles DO bite!
S3 Guide In-Depth
9 Votes
130.2K
22
 Build Guide
Izanami Savage Wrecker
S3
1 Votes
Rating Pending
25.5K
2
Load More

Quick Comment

You need to log in before commenting.

[-] Collapse All Comments

Sort Comments By
2
[-]
Branmuffin17 (289) | April 13, 2019 8:29pm
Just following up on some of the old below comments about Iza's mechanics.
  • Regular Sickle "Boomerang" damage: Right now, when she's using her normal basic attack boomerang, she deals her level's base damage (36 + 2.4 per level) plus 75% of her physical power on the attack going OUT, and plus 25% of her physical power on the attack going BACK. Regular hunters deal 100% of their physical power per hit, so you can see her scaling is going to be a bit weaker in that regard UNLESS she hits both the throw out AND back.

  • Lifesteal (AOE coefficient): Lifesteal for other hunters normally deals the full amount of the lifesteal % of the damage you deal. Iza's boomerang can hit multiple enemies, thus it's considered an AOE. This means it's subject to the 0.33x coefficient. In other words, each individual hit provides 1/3 of the lifesteal %.

    This doesn't necessarily make lifesteal bad for her. Each boomerang throw, for example, can hit all 6 minions in a wave. Remember that in general, to be equal to another hunter, she needs to hit the target both going out and coming back (due to the scaling). With the 1/3 coefficient, she can equal another hunter's lifesteal by hitting 3 minions out and back. BUT...in hitting 6 minions out and back, she can gain 200% lifesteal equivalence from a single throw. So if you have Asi (passive not considered), you can get 40% lifeateal equivalence in one throw hitting all minions in a wave.

  • Item effects: Her boomerangs can only activate item effects such as The Executioner, Ichaival, and Qin's Sais once per throw. This makes it so she doesn't have an insane advantage over other hunters by being able to double-stack an effect (or completely abuse the Qin's passive damage bonus).

    Critical hits don't count as item effects. Boomerang throws can crit on the throw out and back, but the damage is calculated the same as regular hits. In order to deal the equivalent damage as a normal hunter's crit, Iza would have to not only connect on both out and back hits, but crit on both as well.

  • Sickle Storm: Sickle Storm is Izanami's steroid, giving her an AS boost and a small amount of bonus damage. More importantly, it turns her boomerangs into a normal basic...meaning one hit only. So, while this is active, she acts like a normal hunter, and all the weird scaling and on-hit effects act as you would expect. This means, when this is active, she loses the disadvantages the boomerang can have.
1
[-]
DV-8 (23) | May 9, 2019 7:45pm
Branmuffin17 wrote:
More specifically, each basic only has one CHANCE to proc an item effect. For crits, this means if you hit the enemy on the hit out, and it doesn't crit, that's its chance...and it will NOT crit on the way back.
This is incorrect, Bran.

Her basics have the critical strike chance applied to it both on the way out and the way back. This means that if you hit an enemy with both hits of a single auto, you could crit (1) Only the outgoing hit, (2) Only the incoming hit, (3) Both the incoming and the outgoing, or (4) Neither hit.

Also, if you hit multiple enemies, each enemy has their own critical strike chance applied to the basic. For example, on an outgoing throw that hits two enemies, it could crit one and not the other.

Izanami interacts with Critical Strike Chance more effectively than almost any god in the game due to her ability to apply critical strikes up to two times to multiple targets in a single auto.
1
[-]
Branmuffin17 (289) | May 9, 2019 8:04pm
Are you sure on this? Wiki says the following:

"Also, Izanami's Basic Attacks only trigger Item effects on the first target hit per attack"
Load more comments (8 more replies) →
1
[-]
DV-8 (23) | May 9, 2019 7:55pm
Also, a note about only applying item effects once. This is also incorrect when concerning critical strike items.

For example, Poisoned Star can apply the poison passive onto multiple enemies in a single auto attack.

I don't know if it's solely critical strike items, but item interactions with her autos seem to be inconsistent with the description in her kit.
2
[-]
DucksRock (41) | September 2, 2016 9:14am
they changed her again...
**** you hirez.
1
[-]
Technotoad64 (45) | September 2, 2016 9:39am
Sauce?
1
[-]
DucksRock (41) | September 2, 2016 9:45am
The interaction of her basic attacks was changed again.

On PTS Izanami was able to crit at any point of her basic attack, but only could apply 'On-hit' effects such as "Executioner", "Qin's Sais" etc. on the 1st target hit. Also effects of crit items could only apply on the 1st crit per basic attack.
On release her basic attacks were not anymore able to apply crits on the second part, making her extremly dependend on the 1st ability "Sickle Storm".
Now with the hot fix 3.16.3600.1. her basic attack mechanic is changed once more, back to a status between the 1st PTS build and the final PTS Build, with a small tweak.

Izanami will still just be able to apply 'On-Hit' effects once per basic, on the first target hit.
Izanami can now crit again on both ways. In and out.
Critical hits can effect every target in the path.
Critical hits will now apply, all benefits of them on all targets which got critical hit.
That means every critical strike on both ways, in and out, will now apply: "Rage" (both Stacks gain and remove), "Poisen Star" (Debuffs for everybody), "Wind Demon" (Movementspeed all day long), "Malice" (procs for full dmg), "Deathbringer" (on all hits).

new patch, time to theorycraft!
1
[-]
DucksRock (41) | August 31, 2016 11:57am
So, regarding my guide, the new update will have to wait for a couple of reasons:
1) Everyone's still researching, currently, i know Qin's Sais will remain, i know that full power Izanami works pretty good, crit does less damage on her boomerangs but still same damage on sickle, and lifesteal is weird.

currently, i'm thinking of the unicorn/crit mixed build, since you still need to box with Sickle Storm

2) law school is starting tommorow :p wish me luck!

edit:...
THEY NERFED HER, WHAT?!

according to dukesloth, the interaction with crit didnt happen earlier. in fact, they nerfed her 1 day before the patch, so her crit interactions will be 75%...

the **** hirez?
1
[-]
Daelinn (25) | August 27, 2016 12:26pm
I would like to know what is everyone's opinion on her model; it first came to my mind with the release of Expelled Hel skin but I find Izanami even more potentially debatable- it's not that it bothers ME, but I saw Smite being rated as a "Teen" game, which apparently means 13+ years old.

Don't you think that the way she moves and uses taunt (or joke? the one where she spins her body without moving her head) animation and to some degree, her appearance feel a bit too creepy/spooky for a potential 13 y/o kid that'd be playing the game? Or are the standards going up higher and higher- that may also be the case.
1
[-]
Technotoad64 (45) | August 28, 2016 9:28am
Daelinn wrote:
It's not that it bothers ME, but I saw Smite being rated as a "Teen" game, which apparently means 13+ years old.
her appearance feel a bit too creepy/spooky for a potential 13 y/o kid that'd be playing the game? Or are the standards going up higher and higher- that may also be the case.


40-year-olds play Pokemon. 10-year-olds play Call of Duty. Age ratings are basically just a formality.
1
[-]
DucksRock (41) | August 27, 2016 6:54pm
well, the community did specifically ask for it. there was litterly a reddit post that reached the top and threatened hirez if the representation of Izanami isnt scary enough.
1
[-]
Zilby (132) | August 29, 2016 1:16am
Things being 'scary' actually rarely give a higher rating threshold. The reason why horror games are often rated M is because of gore, swearing and other adult content. Scare factor alone usually isn't enough to get anything beyond a T in the video game world or a pg 13 in movies.
Load more comments (1 more replies) →
1
[-]
DucksRock (41) | August 27, 2016 1:48am
her icon is messed up btw
2
[-]
DucksRock (41) | August 27, 2016 10:09am
Found the bug guys. apparently, adblock makes Izanami look weird on smf.
1
[-]
Wayne3100 (45) | August 27, 2016 2:53am
The icon that was included in the Smite game files was different to the one they've given her in the client now, fixed.
1
[-]
DucksRock (41) | August 27, 2016 5:24am
alright, is it taking time to implement? cause i still see the Izanami icon as it was earlier.
Load more comments (3 more replies) →
Loading Comments...
Load More Comments

SMITEFire is the place to find the perfect build guide to take your game to the next level. Learn how to play a new god, or fine tune your favorite SMITE gods’s build and strategy.

Copyright © 2019 SMITEFire | All Rights Reserved