The characters we control in Smite are gods and deities from various mythological pantheons (mayan, roman, norse, greek, egyptian, hindu, chinese, japanese and now celtic). They are separated into 2 types of damage : magical
, meaning you can't buy items with physical stats for magical god and vice versa, for example Anhur
can't buy Rod of Tahuti
can't buy Deathbringer
Many gods work well in different roles depending on the item build and god's kit, but they are categorized into 5 groups :
) - they have more crowd controls, more base health and protections while dealing less damage. They're usually tanky supports. Their main role is to be in the frontline, protect their teammates, initiate fights, CC enemies, assist the kills and take aggro of the objectives to tank it. Some can be built to deal a lot of damage like a close-range mage(for example Ymir
) - they're meant to deal tons of damage with their abilities while being fairly squishy. They usually stand behind attacking from a safe distance. Some of them have good healing abilities ( Ra
) so they might choose more supportive role and focus on healing their team rather than dealing the damage.
) - or ADCs, Marksmen. They're meant to deal a lot of damage with their ranged basic attacks. They are usually responsible of taking down structures fast and "carrying" late game.
) - they're all melee gods. Depending on the god they're either mostly ability-based (f.e. Bastet
) or focus on basic attacks ( Bakasura
). They're the most mobile out of all classes, but rather squishy. As they're good in 1v1s, but can die really quickly in teamfights, their role involves waiting patiently for a good moment to strike and picking off weaker gods with a sudden attack. That's why they're usually played in the jungle.
) - or Bruisers, Fighters. They're all melee gods. It's a mix of guardian's tankyness and assassin's damage. Sometimes called "Jacks of all trades, masters of none". They have good sustain and can work well both as a support and a damage dealer.
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