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The Smite Dictionary: A Complete Dictionary About Smite Terms And Abbreviations

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by xmysterionz updated September 10, 2021

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Introduction



Art by Hadassa
My name is x MysTeRioN z, a majority Xbox Player but sometimes I play on PC too. I'm a Brazilian nice guy who likes to play FPS, Racing, Platform, and RPG games. I like to study and read when I'm not playing and I'm also studying to be a lawyer.
My Xbox Gamertag is the same as here: x MysterioN z.


Today I'm bringing you a dictionary to help you understand the various terms used in SMITE. Have you ever seen abbreviations like "GG", "BRB", "MIA", and "SMH", and you had no idea what they meant? Well, now it's your chance to understand every term used in this game, which you can use in most cases in MOBAs in general.


But before we start...

  • Remember that you can also contribute to this. Feel free to post any term or word and its explanation on the comment section and it will be added!!! I'm open to suggestions of any kind to improve this guide!!!

  • I'm NOT FULLY RESPECTING ALPHABETICAL ORDER. I'm respecting just the FIRST LETTER as alphabetical order so please, avoid comments like "this term should be above/below this other one".

  • Words marked in bold like this: "Word", are in the dictionary and you may look for it in this dictionary.

  • You don't need permission to use the content here. If you want to link it in any guide or elsewhere, feel free to do so. Just don't be an a**hole copying the content and say you did it, give credits :p

  • If you want to quickly find a word or term, press CTRL + F on your keyboard, type the word and look for the result.

  • If you don't understand a term and its definition here feel free to suggest a new description or ask for help. Remember that my primary language IS NOT ENGLISH so I am not obligated to know it perfectly ;)

The Dictionary



A - E


Term

Definition

Auto Reset (AA Reset/AA Canceling)
The act of use an skill with 0 or almost 0 recovery time and right after it a basic attack, then a skill again, then a basic attack again...Used to enhance some god's burst power specially when they build Hydra's Lament.
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ADC (Attack Damage Carry)
Also known as Carry. This term is used to refer to the character that will be heavily dependent on basic attacks for their main damage output. This typically also means they will provide the highest DPS on the team, with a focus on taking down structures and objectives such as the Gold Fury and Fire Giant.
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Active
  1. Items or Abilities where you must press a button to activate its function. The opposite of Passive. Some other MOBAs have Normal Active Items; while SMITE doesn't.

  2. Old term to "Relics". Special Items must be used to apply their effects.
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AFK (Away From the Keyboard)
  1. Others use this to state that another player has stepped away from their keyboard (or controller) for a time. "That player said they'd be AFK for a minute."

  2. The player is stating they will be stepping away for a time. "I'll be AFK for a minute, BRB."

  3. Someone that is in front of the screen watching the match but is not moving or taking any action. This is typically done by frustrated players, where they refuse to contribute to the team/match. If that is the case, this is "reportable" conduct in-game.
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Aggro
Aggro is pretty much getting targeted (although mostly used for minions and towers it can be used in terms of player forgetting player).
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AMC
Ah Muzen Cab. A hunter in the game.
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Area of Effect (AoE)
The ability type that applies its damage or effects within a set area.
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Attack Chain
Same thing as "Basic Attack Progression". See Basic Attack Progression.
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Autoattack (AA)
See Basic Attack. Refers to the term "Auto Attack." Other MOBAs usually allow players to select a target to attack, at which point the character automatically and continually fires basic attacks. SMITE does not use this system, instead requiring you to aim and press a mouse or controller button to perform a Basic Attack.
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Aura
Passive effect provided either by abilities or items. Auras affect a circular area around the god, with a distance that varies depending on said ability or item.
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Attack Speed (AS)
A stat that shows how many basic attacks you can fire per second.
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Alternated Pick
To select gods knowing the enemy composition. The standard Ranked Conquest pick mode on lobbies. The game intercalates picks between both teams. The opposite is Blind Pick.
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Babysit
The act of stay too much with another player providing peeling or engaging exclusive for him.
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Back (B) / Backing
The act of returning to base/fountain using the recall button, on computers usually "B".
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Backdoor
To ignore the enemies and go to attack a vulnerable structure without anyone to defend it. Ex: While the enemies fight in middle lane you go behind them and attack the titan alone to finish the game.
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Backdoor Protections
The extra protections structures have to avoid people backdoor them easily. These protections are disabled once there are minions around the structure. You can notice a small visual circle around the structure indicating the presence of it. When someone on your team attacks a structure with backdoor protections you will listen to a weird "plah" sound.
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Bait
To call the attention of an enemy and force him go into a trap.
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Base
The fountain, where you spawn and where you regen HP and Mana + the area around the Titan (where the Titan can move/attack.)
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Basic Attack
The simplest attack gods can perform, applied with the left mouse button on PC, and on consoles with the right trigger. Some Basic Attacks are Ranged, while others only connect within Melee distance.
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Banish
CC that removes the target for a brief time from the game. The target cannot perform any actions, and cannot be hit by allies or enemies while in a Banished state. DoT abilities that are applied before the target is Banished will still apply damage.
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Basic Attack Power
The damage your basic attack does. Made with a combination of the base attack power + a scaling of the power provided by items or abilities.
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Basic Attack Progression (Progression)
The progression your basic attacks deal. Notice that not all basic attacks deal the same amount of damage, that's because a lot of gods have a progression on their attacks. For example, I will use Ratatoskr. He has a progression of 1.0/0.5/0.5/1.25, which means his first basic attack deals 100% of its damage and has a normal duration. The second and third will deal 50% of its damage but will be executed faster and the fourth will deal 125% of its damage but it will be slower. If he has 200 basic attack damage his damage output would be 200/100/100/250.
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Beads
Short term for Purification Beads.
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Bruiser (Hybrid)
A god that can tank and still doing a good amount of damage. Usually builds items that provides both power and protections like Void Shield, Void Stone...Or build some protection items and some power items in the same build.
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Bull Demon King (BDK)
The large neutral jungle boss found only in the Joust mode. Killing this boss stops enemy structures from attacking firing for a brief time, and also provides the team that killed it with a buff.
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Blind
CC that prevents the affected player from seeing what is happening on the screen. This is considered Soft CC.
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Blind Pick
To select gods without know the enemy composition. The standard pick mode on lobbies. The opposite is Alternated Pick.
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Body Block (Bodyblock)
The act of a player using their god's location to block an enemy's passage, or attacks against an ally.
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Boxing
To fight with an enemy in a 1 vs 1 fight.
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Bug
When something goes wrong in the system (game). Also see Glitch. Example: Baba Yaga ulting but not able to perform any action after that.
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Build
The items you bought on the store.
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Burst
A lot of damage applied in few time.
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Buff
  1. Camp in the jungle with 3 minions. Once the middle minion is killed, the buff holder, it will drop an orb that can be picked by the team that defeated him. This orb provides a buff, so, it increases some of your character capacity or stat. The buff lasts 120 secs and once it's over the minions respawn in the camp. The minions only respawn after 120 after all of them were killed.

  2. To increase a god skill, stat, or anything else that favors him.
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(To) Camp
To keep going in somewhere multiple times. Example: A Jungler that keep ganking the same lane.
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Care
Be Careful. A warning said to someone to pay attention to something during the game. Usually used to bring attention to a specific Lane or Jungle area to warn of incoming enemies attempting a gank.
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Carry
  1. Role that meant to be played at duo lane (Also know as bot lane). Same meaning as ADC.

  2. Someone that is killing the enemies a lot and easily helping to do the game objectives. Someone "carrying" the game. Not necessarily the ADC.
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Cast
To use an Active ability.
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Cap
Achieve the maximum of an stat the game allows. Example: Build 40% CDR. If go further and build more than the stat limit it's an Overcap and has no efficiency.
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Cleanse
An affect that can remove crowd control effects. An example is Geb Stone Shield.
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Creep
Another term for "minion", the small troop that spawns in a lane near the phoenix and walks towards the enemy objectives.
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Crowd Control (CC)
Debuff applied on the enemy to limit his character capacities.
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Crowd Control Chain (CC Chain)
Take various CC in a chain, one after one.
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Cripple
CC that denies any movement ability like dashes, teleport, leaps...This is a Soft CC.
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Conquest
The main mode of smite. 5 vs 5 with a large jungle and 3 lanes with 3 structures each one with a final objective called Titan.
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Cooldown (CD)
The time you have to wait until use an ability again.
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Cooldown Reduction (CDR)
The time that will be reduced from your abilities' cooldown.
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Crowd Control Reduction(CCR)
Stat the helps lower the time you are CCed. Not all CCs can be affected by this stat. Only stats affected by diminishing returns can be affected by this stat. See also Diminishing Returns.
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Cone
Ability type that has a cone as AoE like Acorn Blast.
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Consumable
Cheap item bought on the store that need to be activated to be used and once used cannot be used again. Examples: Healing Potion, Ward...
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Counter Build
To build something to counter your enemy. Example: If the enemy has healing then you build antihealing.
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Counter Gank
See Gank. To come to help a gank originally started by the enemy. Literally "gank the gank".
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Counter Pick
To pick a god that can counter what the enemy chose. Example: Enemies get Cupid then you get Sol because you basically can avoid all cupid skills.
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Channeled
Ability type that the god must keep casting for a while and may or may not be able to perform other actions rather than move.
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Deicide
To kill the entire enemy team.
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Defend (D, Def)
Means you have to try to stop the enemy that is attacking something like a place, objective, structure or player.
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Deny
To deny your enemy farm by freezing the wave or invading their jungle camp.
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Disarm
CC that makes you stop firing basic attacks for a limited time.
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Disconnected (DC, DCed)
Someone that originally was in the game but for some reason lost connection with the match. His character will always try to return base and will stay there until he reconnects.
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Disorient
CC that makes you unable to take any action and is turned to a random direction. (Never saw it in game, or at least I don't remember).
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Diminishing Returns (DR)
This is the mechanic that balances the CC Chain. After taking a CC, the next CC within 15 secs will only affect you in 66% of the original time. If a third (or more) CC happens it will only affect you by 33% of its original duration. Grab, Knockup, Knockback, and Pull will proc the timer for the next CCs but will always affect you by the full duration. Banish is the only CC that DOES NOT interact with DR in anyway.
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Dive
To go inside and structure area to kill an enemy then escape alive after that.
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Damage over Time (DoT)
Abilities that applies damage via ticks during a certain time. I consider DoT any ability "Fire 'n' Forget" which means you hit the target and the damage will be applied by itself, no need to stay applying the ticks.
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Long/Duo Lane(r)
  1. Long/Duo lane - The lane with the longest distance between friendly and enemy towers. Usually support and ADC start the game together here.

  2. Long/Duo laner - The guy who plays in the duo lane, usually refers to the ADC/Carry.
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DPS
Damage Per Second. The amount of damage a god can deal per second. Used to measure Basic attacks only.
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Execute
Abilities that once the enemy reached certain % of HP deals always 9999 as damage, executing the target ignoring all his stats except damage immunity.
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Elo
Rank on Ranked mode. There are 7 elos: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, Grand Master. Elos have 5 subdivisions like Bronze I, II, III, IV, V. The higher the number of the subdivision, the lower the rank is.
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Escape
  • The act of escape some dangerous situation alive.

  • Ability that provides quick movements allowing you to escape dangerous situations.


F - J


Term

Definition

Farm
The act of kill minions and camps to gain XP to level up and Gold to buy items.
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Fat Finger
The term used for messing up your combo because you pressed a wrong button or accidentally casting something you didn't want to like your ult or beads.
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Favor
In game currency used to buy Gods and some Skins/other cosmetics.
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F6
Vote to surrender. (On PC, you must press usually the F6 to agree to surrender).
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F7
Vote to not surrender. (On PC, you must press usually the F7 to not agree to surrender).
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Feed
When someone dies a lot of times to some enemy/enemies. The enemies then get XP and Gold (farm) from these deaths and become very stronger. If the enemy dies a lot to you, then you say you got "Fed".
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Fear
CC that makes the target loses the control of the character and it slowly moves away from the fear source. Biggest example is Fear No Evil
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Fill
To allow other people choose whatever they want to play with then you just get what is missing in the comp.
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First Blood
Kill the first person on the match. There are bonus rewards for that guy that get the first blood.
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Fire Giant (FG)
The boss of conquest map. Provide a lot of bonuses for those that defeat him. Right at his side, there is the Pyromancer, and since there's no call for pyro on the VGS, people end up saying "Attack the fire giant" when they meant to attack Pyro. Pay attention to which one your team meant to attack.
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Focus
To put all efforts to kill someone. Usually put efforts to kill the guy carrying (can be the ADC, Mid or JG).
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Fog of War
A fog that exist in jungle to limit people line of sight. Even though if you deactivate the fog effect, the limited Line of Sight (LoS) remains.
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Freeze
To stop hitting the wave in order to keep it in the same place, usually used to force enemies get out of their structure area to try to get some EXP and Gold.
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Fountain
The small place where players spawns and are healed/enemies take constant damage.
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Gank
Attack enemies by surprise. Usually someone is fighting or has line of sight of the enemy and then another teammate join the fight to get an advantage (2 vs 1).
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Geometry
"Generally refers to map walls, regions where players normally can't move through."
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Gems
In-game currency used to buy cosmetics like skins. Bought with real money.
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Glass Cannon
A god that can has insane amount of damage capable to 100-0 someone but is also extremely vulnerable to damage. Usually this guy build only damage items and has no other defenses in the build/extra hp.
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Grab
"A grabbed unit is unable to take any action and will be relocated by the caster."
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Glitch
When something goes wrong in the system (game) and a player can take advantage of it. Also see Bug. Example: People combining Khepri + Chiron ultis to insta kill people.
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Gold Fury (GF)
A jungle boss that provides good amount of gold (and maybe other effects) to the team that defeat her.
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Good Game (GG)
It means that the game was good.
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GG EZ
See Good game (GG). It means that the game was good and easy. Usually used in a disrespectful tone.
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GL
It means "Good Luck".
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Global
Ability type that affects people around the entire map independently of their position (like Nu Wa Fire Shards).
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Have Fun (HF)
It means "Have fun".
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Harass
  1. To CONSTANTLY hit your enemy while in laning phase in order to force him retreat and lose farm or to prepare him for a gank/kill. Recommended to also see "Poke".

  2. To use insults against other players. "Reportable" action in-game.
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Hand of the Gods (HoG)
Consumable that deals true damage on jungle camps of your map side used by junglers and other people at early game to speed up their clear a bit.
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Hard CC
CCs that prevent the player of taking certain actions like moving or using abilities. All CCs you find here ARE HARD CCs, EXCEPT THOSE THAT EXPLICITLY ARE WRITTEN AS SOFT CCs. Hard CCs procs the effects of Spirit Robe and/or Magi's Cloak.
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Health Points (HP)
The more points you have, the more you are healthy and can go to the battle. Common to see on expressions like "Low Health", "Half HP"...
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Hit Chain
Same thing as Attack Chain. See Attack Chain.
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HP5
The amount of HP you regen every 5 seconds.
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Hyper Carry
A god that is extremely weak early game but can (almost) 1 vs 5 at late game. See carry.
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Hybrid
A god that can build two different builds path and can work well with both. They might also mix both paths and work.
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Immunity
Brief moment where your god cannot be affected by anything in the game. Can be "CC Immunity" making your god immune to ANY kind of CC, clearing the one applied and making him glow yellow but still able to be hit by damage. Can also be Damage Immunity like after the use of Aegis Amulet becoming immune to any source of damage (Including Executes) but you still able to be hit by CC. Some abilities may have both Immunities.
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Initiate
To start a fight for your team. Usually done by the Solo Laner and sometimes the support.
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Intoxicaded
An intoxicated unit has their vision distorted, they will move erratically for the duration, but will not be stopped from attacking or moving.
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Invades
The act of go to the enemy side of the map to steal camps or buffs usually when they are doing it. Heavily discouraged by the actual meta.
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Jungle(R)
  1. Jungle - The area between lanes in Conquest.

  2. Jungler (JG) - The guy that uses mainly the jungle to farm. Also, the main guy responsible for ganks.
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Juke
Dodge enemy attacks or abilities while you get closer of him/get away from him.


K - O


Term

Definition

Kill Lane
The term is used for early aggression that can easily kill people usually with a simple combo that if you get caught you're dead. Example: Anubis using his 2 and ulti.
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Knockback
CC that pulls the target back. Cannot be affected by Diminishing Returns. Knockback and Knockup are the "same" CC for the game changing only where the guy is pushed, so if the someone is knockback immune he is knockup immune too and vice versa.
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Kitting
It is pretty much the act of keeping the distance while you hit your enemy. Can be like a hunter's backstepping while firing his attacks or the best example nowadays Persephone using her abilities on a duel match XD.
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Knockup
CC that pulls the target up. Cannot be affected by Diminishing Returns. Knockback and Knockup are the "same" CC for the game changing only where the guy is pushed, so if the someone is knockback immune he is knockup immune too and vice versa.
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KS
It can mean:
  1. Kill Secure - When a target is escaping low health and someone reaches and eliminates him.

  2. Kill Steal/Stolen - When someone just goes and applies the final blow on the enemy to get the kill. (Also known as a**hole).
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Lazy Back
When someone tries to return to base/fountain using the recall function, on PCs the "B" key and usually dies in the process because he tried to do it in an unappropriated place (usually too close of the enemies).
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Lag
Someone with a bad internet connection may have delays when performing actions or even start teleporting for quick distances. When you are like this, you are lagging.
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Last Hitting
Tactic that consist in deal the last hit on minions to kill them providing the maximum amount of gold possible. Not necessary on smite, obligated on other mobas like League of legends.
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Laner
A person that plays a role in a lane (Mid, Solo, ADC, and at early game Supp).
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Laning Phase
Moment of the game where everyone stay in one lane farming and fighting against another opponent and occasionally the jungler/support.
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Leash
To share gold and exp with your jungler in jg camps while you help him clear them. Very common on Mid Lane.
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League
The ranked mode. Matches that have Elos and people earn visible points to climb in a leaderboard.
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Leech
To share farm just by passing near the camp/wave while their are killed.
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Line of Sight (LoS)
The area where you can spot an enemy. Enemies in LoS may appear on the minimap. It is bigger on lanes and smaller when into the jungle (the LoS for minimap remains the same).
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Lifesteal (LS)
Stat provided by abilities and items that allows the player heal himself with the damage he applies. It has caps (65% for magical lifesteal and 100% for physical lifesteal), enemies dying to provide less lifesteal than the ones with full HP (even though they receive the same amount of damage) and lifesteals in the area provide only 33% per hit (like an ability that hits multiple enemies, your hit gains 33% of lifesteal for each target hit).
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Magical Power
Stat Provided by some items that increase your magical power. Can only be built by Mages and Guardians. These items cannot be built by other classes.
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Mana
Stat used by most part of the gods to cast their active skills. Few gods/abilities may not use mana for their skills.
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Madness
CC that forces the god to attack their allies or harmlessly follow the caster.
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Map Awareness
Knowledge about the game by looking at the minimap. Some behaviors can be anticipated by looking the minimap like ganks and the possible enemies positions.
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Meta (Most Effective Tactic Available.)
  1. A group of characters that is performing very well in their roles.

  2. A group of actions performed during the game that was successively proved to be efficient in most scenarios.
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Mesmerize
CC similar to a stun. It do not allow him take any action while under the effect. However this effect can be broke if the target takes ANY kinda damage excluding minor minions' damage (like laner minions).
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Mid (Mid Laner/Mid Role)
  1. Mid - The lane on Conquest that is between both other lanes and jungle.

  2. Mid (Role/Laner) - The guy that plays the lane phase in the mid lane. Usually the area damage/burst damage of the team.
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Missing in Action (MIA)
Said when you lost the LoS of your enemy, commonly used by Laners to say that the other Laner is not there anymore. The "Enemy missing" Voice line (VFF).
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Miss
See MIA.
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Minions
Small monsters not controlled by players that spams near the phoenix and attack enemy gods or enemy structures/minions. They always prioritize Enemy Structures > Enemy Minions > Gods unless a god is hit near the minions then they will prioritize the thing that hit the enemy god for a brief moment.
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Minimap
Small map of the game usually on the right side of the screen.
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Mitigation
The amount of damage that is absorbed by your defenses. Every god has natural protections and all of them can build more. Defenses can mitigate up to 88% of the damage (at max, 325).
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MMR
Similar to Elo but in numbers instead of pictures and divisions. See Elo.
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MP
It means Magical Power. See Magical Power.
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MP5
The amount of mana you regen every 5 secs.
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MVP (Most Value Player)
The player that was very good at a game, that helped with every thing a may carried the game. See Carry.
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Nerf
To remove/lower stats of a god.
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Newbie
Someone that is fairly new in the game and don't have enough knowledge about it yet.
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Noob
Someone that is not new in the game but is as bad as.
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OOM
It means Out Of Mana.
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OverPowered (OP)
It means something is stronger than it should be (Like Ratatoskr on his launch :p )
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Overextended(OP)
To get caught out of position, usually alone, because you were pushing the lane too far from your team. Like push a to the second tower while the rest of your team didn't even finish the first one of other lanes.
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Off - Meta
  1. Playing gods that aren't considered strong/popular in the current meta, but may have a strategy behind it.

  2. A group of actions performed during the game that wasn't successively proved to be efficient yet.
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Off - Pick (Off-Role)
A group of characters that were not meant to be played that way/that role but can do it.


P - T


Term

Definition

Passive (Passive Play)
  • Passive - Ability that don't need to be activated to produce effects.

  • Passive Play - To stay calm in the game, avoiding fights and boxing, just farming for late game.
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Peel
Protect an ally from the enemies usually using Crowd Control but can also be using relics or even Bodyblock.
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Pet
Player animal or deployable that "fill units" and can block some attacks or abilities and may execute commands too.
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Penetration (Pen)
Abbreviation for Penetration. Stats the allow the owner ignore part of the enemy protections lowering his mitigation. See Mitigation.
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Physical Power
Stat Provided by some items that increase your physical power. Can only be built by Hunters, Assassins and Warriors. These items cannot be built by other classes.
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Poke
To OCCASIONALLY hit your enemy while in laning phase in order to force him retreat and lose farm or to prepare him for a gank/kill. Recommended to also see "Harass".
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Post-fire (Recovery time)
Time that a god will take to perform another action after using one ability. This time may vary depending of each skill.
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Push
Force a clear wave to allow your minion get in an enemy structure to destroy it. See Split-Push.
Pull
CC that pull the target on a direction. Example, Sobek first active skill.
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Proxy
To go between 2 enemy structures to clear/damage the wave before it arrive the lane.
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PP
PP means Physical Power. See Physical Power.
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Phoenixes
See Structure. Strucutre that once destroyed can respawn after 3 and when destroyed award the team with gold and the minions on that lane become stronger until it respwan.
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Power Spike
When you get a significant amount of power and get strong in a few time.
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PTS
Public Test Server. Where HR place the new stuffs of smite first to people test and provide feedback before it goes on the live servers (the normal smite). You can download it only on PC.
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Queue
Amount of time needed to wait to join in a match.
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Queue Dodging
To not pick anything once you didn't grab the role you wanted waiting for the game ends that lobby then you can try again.
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Qins (Qin's)
Abbreviation for Qin's Sais, an item in the game.
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Ramp-to-CC
CC that starts applying 1 CC that becomes strong as the time passes and at the end it applies other CC. For CC proposes, only the last CC is valid. Example: Wrap It Up starts slowing the target until the target is completely stopped rooting him. So Magi's Cloak will completely deny this skill's CC once this item denies roots, but Winged Blade, that counters slows won't do anything because only the last CC is valid to the game.
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Rage Quit
To get very angry with the match and leave the game (usually after die).
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Recall
Same thing as back. See Back.
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(Camp) Reset
To walk out the area of a camp in the jg to avoid that the enemy basic or ability incoming kills the minions (If nobody is inside the camp area, the minions there are immune to damage).
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Roam
To walk around looking for opportunities to gank help the team. Usually done after the player have already destroyed the first tower of his lane (T1)
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Role
Functions in a match. Can be: Solo, Support, Jungler, Carry and Mid.
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Root
CC that freezes the capacity of movement for a brief time. You may still using Movement Abilities. This is considered a Soft CC however, it proc the Magi's Cloak passive.
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Secure
To use something (usually a massive damage skill) to guarantee you will get the kill on a player/camp/FG/GF. Example, Kukulkan ulti on a FG low life to avoid enemies take it.
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Silence
CC that block the use of relics (Except Purification Beads), abilities and consumables it also stop the use of abilities if they were already cast but not finished yet.
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Split-Push
To Push another lane of where your team is fighting/holding.
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Skillshot
Skills that need to aim to be hit, like the majority part of skills on Smite.
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Skill
Same thing of Ability.
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Smurf(ing)
When a guy that already has some knowledge in the game creates a new account pretending he is a newbie.
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Snipe(s)
To hit a line ability far away from the target, usually using a predict like Thoth, Ra and Janus ulti.
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(Stream) Sniping
To make every thing to be placed in the same match of a streamer you are watching to play with or against him.
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Spam
To use the VGS or Ping system on the minimap a lot of times in a few time in order to fill the bag piss off, annoy someone.
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Sprint
A term used to refer to Heavenly Wings, a Relic in the game.
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Stack
Some items require stacks to achieve their full potential. Stacks are the act of kill/assist minions to get a stack. Some items requires the kill to get the stack like Transcendence some of them don't like Soul Eater and some requires only the assist like Gauntlet of Thebes.
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Starter Items
Cheap items made to help the early game of the gods. Become less relevant as the time passes.
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Snowball(ing)
To quickly get fed and become too strong for the enemy team then you start to get stronger and stronger in the game while the enemy keeps getting weaker and weaker.
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Squishy
A god that is very susceptible to take damage. The opposite of Tank.
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SS
It means MIA. See MIA.
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Stat(s)
Number(s) about the character you are playing like HP, Power, Mana, Defenses...
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Stealth
To become invisible to players for a short duration of time like Vanish
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Stun
CC that block the character capacity of doing anything.
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Sustain
Way that a god have to heal himself and stay in battle for more time (healing, lifesteal...)
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Short/Solo Lane(r)
  1. Short/Solo lane - The lane where the friendly and enemy tower is closer when compared to the other lanes.

  2. Short/Solo laner - The guy who plays in a solo lane. Usually a Warrior.
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Slow
CC that slow your capacity of move around for a limited time. This is a Soft CC
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Structures
Objectives of most part of the game modes. They have backdoor protections. Can only be destroyed using basic attacks. They attack enemies within its area prioritizing minions, if the play attacks a god inside the area, the structure will start to focus him. If there are no minions then the structure will focus the closest god. They are Towers and Phoenixes. Any structure destroyed reduces the HP of the Titan. All structures deals physical damage.
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Soft Crowd Control (Soft CC)
CCs that doesn't affect your capacities of movement/abilities hardly. Usually don't proc Spirit Robe and Magi's Cloak passive.
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Support (Sup/Supp)
The guy that usually peel/start fights for his team. Usually also tank objectives. Usually played by a Guardian.
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SWK
Sun Wukong. A warrior in the game.
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Taunt
CC that forces the enemy attack the caster using basic attacks. Targets are also slowed during this effect.
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Teleport (TP)
  1. A movement ability that teleports the player

  2. Used to refer to the Teleport Glyph, a relic that teleports you to a structure.
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Tank(y)
A god that can mitigate a lot of damage due his high defenses/hp. The opposite of Squishy. See mitigation.
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Titan
See structures. The main objective of most game modes. Titans are giant movable structures that prioritize minions unless a player attacks a god within its area, then the titan will focus on him. Titans can only be attacked once at least 1 phoenix is down, else he is completely immune to damage. Each structure down decreases the Titan HP. The team that destroys the titan wins the game.
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Tilting
To get angry with the game.
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Trade
Switch places with someone. Can be in-game, switching lanes (usually not effective) and can be on lobby, trading your role with someone else
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Towers
See Structures. Structure that once destroyed does not respawn and award the entire team with gold.
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Trolling
The act of intentionally behaving in odd or unwanted / undesirable ways in an attempt to bother, annoy, offend or harrass other players.
A SMITE example: intentionally letting the enemy kill you to feed (Read: feeding) them to ruin the game for players on the same team.
Also known as Clowns according to Stuke.
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True Sight
Ability that structures have to reveal Stealth gods within its area EVEN WHEN THEY ARE NOT BEING FOCUSED.
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Tremble
CC that forces a god move erratically toward the source for the duration.
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Tunnel Vision
The act on focusing so much on one person/objective etc you become shortly unaware of your surroundings.


U - Z


Term

Definition

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Ultimate (Ult, Ulti)
Your 4th and usually the most powerful ability unlocked only after level 5.
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Underpowered (UP)
Weaker than it meant to be. The opposite of Overpowered.
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Vision Shard
A type of ward that replaces the non-used relic slot. A bit weaker than a normal ward. See Ward.
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VGS (Voice Guided System)
Preset Voice System that allow you to say in game commands like MIA using the voice of your god. No need to use the chat for that.
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Vortex
CC that pushes the enemies towards the center of it.
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Wards (Sentry Ward)
The consumable you can buy to place somewhere and sport all enemies passing through it area. See Vision Shard.
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Wave
The amount of minions that come in line to the lane.
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WP
It means Well Played.
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(To) Zone
The act of limit the area your opponent may walk or approach. Example: Vulcan's Inferno Cannon used to avoid that the enemy get closer of you.


Other MOBA terms that might be useful


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2
iCeCoCaCoLa64 (1) | December 9, 2020 10:07am
Very comprehensive guide!
Suggestion, you should add "Sprint" to this glossary, since a lot of people still refer to Heavenly Wings as such.
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xmysterionz (64) | May 7, 2021 1:10pm
Noice one, I will add
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Revenant7755 (1) | July 5, 2020 5:17am
You do know that theres a glossary ingame right?
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xmysterionz (64) | July 6, 2020 11:57am
Yes I know, but I never knew someone that read it/looked for it in game. Most people would search terms when they are not with the game opened, also, it's super convenient have it on a guide site like this. You are creating a new guide and don't remember some term? Just come here to check, no need to go on other site or open the game for it.
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Kriega1 (126) | July 5, 2020 6:34am
Are all glossaries the same?
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xmysterionz (64) | July 6, 2020 11:58am
Nop, they might have the same terms but they explain them in different ways
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Stuke99 (56) | July 5, 2020 6:08am
I believe this was made before HR finally got around to making their own.
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xmysterionz (64) | July 6, 2020 11:59am
In fact it was after but it was made more for convenience than properly something new. It also has some terms the original one doesn't have.
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xZeroStrike (46) | April 21, 2020 4:02pm
I've just scrolled through this a bit, and I just noticed that while on first glance you've sorted alphabetically, it's not sorted truly alphabetically.

What I mean is that you only looked at the first letter of each term, and arranged them based on that. I suggest you use the followup letters to better your sorting, making it a bit easier to find things (and reduce the chances of scrolling past a specific term one might be looking for).

Here's an example.

example
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Branmuffin17 (360) | April 21, 2020 8:16pm
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xZeroStrike (46) | April 22, 2020 5:45am
Okay, I missed that, fair enough.
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xmysterionz (64) | April 21, 2020 8:33pm
Someone that is looking for specific term will probably just CTRL+F and type the term.
Also Bran's picture says everything :p
I understand that it's important to a dictionary have an alphabetical order but I am not having enough time to organize it completely so as I said, I am just respecting the first letter to consider "alphabetical order".
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Kriega1 (126) | April 17, 2020 3:33pm
>Off Meta: A group of characters that were not meant to be played that way/that role but can do it.

Wouldn't that be more along the lines of "Off Role" / Flex pick?
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xmysterionz (64) | April 17, 2020 3:50pm
I can change that. Do you have a better suggestion to put in "Off-meta"?
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Kriega1 (126) | April 17, 2020 4:00pm
Probably something along the lines of "Playing gods that aren't considered strong / popular in the current meta, but may have a strategy behind it".
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Hadeyan (2) | April 10, 2020 3:41pm
I didnt know that you can do stuff like that in build guide heavy website. This is awesome man. And very informative for sure. I like that. Thx for this great job.
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xmysterionz (64) | April 12, 2020 1:16pm
Thanks! :)
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Branmuffin17 (360) | April 10, 2020 3:44pm
If you don't choose a specific god, it falls under a general guide category.
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Hadeyan (2) | April 10, 2020 3:48pm
Thx for the info !
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boogiebass (46) | April 6, 2020 9:10pm
*****
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xmysterionz (64) | April 6, 2020 9:21pm
Nice suggest, I'm gonna add it
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boogiebass (46) | April 6, 2020 9:49pm
****sappointed that you didn't add it.
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Kriega1 (126) | April 3, 2020 6:12pm
How do I make non-god guides like this? I’m thinking of doing like a generic 2 builds + situational for most mages and Hunters kind of thing
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xZeroStrike (46) | April 3, 2020 6:24pm
Should be as simple as clicking "Create a new build" at the top left, and then start writing, without clicking the "Add Build" button in the guide creator.
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xmysterionz (64) | April 3, 2020 8:27pm
Yes. Just create a guide and don't add any build using the Build Creator of the site.
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Devampi (105) | April 3, 2020 1:41am
So the promised re review and additions altough it's early so I could maybe missed a term during the additions.
Spoiler: Click to view

feel free to ask if you don't know a definition of any of those
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xmysterionz (64) | April 3, 2020 2:04pm
Ok, gonna add them later, thx <3
Added <3
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xmysterionz (64) | April 19, 2020 10:49am
Well Dev, I finally finished adding your suggestion, I know a bit later but better than never.
I didn't add all of them because I felt some weren't needed and some I didn't know the meaning, so if you could explain the meaning of these one below I would be happy:
  • minion)aggro
  • cleanse (I know the meaning, just don't know how to tell it)
  • creep
  • deny
  • fat fingered
  • hit chain
  • Kill lane
  • Kiting (I never heard about it on Smite, but I do know the meaning on other MOBAs)
  • leash
  • leech
  • overextend
  • stasis
  • tunnel vision
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Branmuffin17 (360) | April 2, 2020 1:22pm
Add Hybrid and Bruiser, Glass Cannon, Tank / Tanky, Meta and Off-Meta, Trolling.
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xmysterionz (64) | April 2, 2020 5:59pm
Added. Also added "Squisy", "Mitigation".
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xmysterionz (64) | April 2, 2020 3:35pm
Pls, Give me a definition for Trolling
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Branmuffin17 (360) | April 2, 2020 5:33pm
xmysterionz wrote:
Pls, Give me a definition for Trolling

DV-8
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xZeroStrike (46) | April 2, 2020 4:05pm
The act of intentionally behaving in odd or unwanted / undesirable ways in an attempt to bother, annoy, offend or harrass other players.

A SMITE example: intentionally letting the enemy kill you to feed (Read: feeding) them to ruin the game for players on the same team.


What do you think of this?
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xmysterionz (64) | April 2, 2020 3:16pm
Gonna add them later, thanks!
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xmysterionz (64) | April 2, 2020 12:29pm
Finally it's fully complete. Any (new) suggests are welcome!!!!
Thank you for those guys that already published some feedback.
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Devampi (105) | April 2, 2020 2:41pm
gonna re-review it tomorrow (mostly the additions)
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xmysterionz (64) | April 2, 2020 3:17pm
I will be waiting for your feedback
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Devampi (105) | April 2, 2020 3:15am
So gonna start this off with dropping these 2 links which can include several additions you might have missed:
smite academy's list
the list over on MOBAfire be careful with several definitions how they might translate over.

And now a review of what is there so you can spend less time on it (mostly what is missing/wrong in certain parts others you can assume you did a great job especially on some of the extra added information):
Spoiler: Click to view


All with all a great job already myst
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xZeroStrike (46) | April 2, 2020 1:34pm
Imho any reference to other MOBAs should be left out as this is a SMITE "dictionary", not a MOBA one, and references to other MOBAs create more confusion than they clear up most likely. For example, as you said, AD is pretty much never used in SMITE, at least I have never seen anyone talk about "AD" over the years I've been part of SMITE's community.

Another example is "Bot Lane", as bottom lane is completely irrelevant in SMITE (as SMITE's camera perspective is entirely different, therefore there is no top, bottom, (true) left or (true) right lane.

Things like these belong in a "dictionary" for MOBAs in general but if we're talking SMITE specifically, shouldn't be there.

Edit: As myst said, Intoxication is seen as "hard" CC by the game. Kind of strange, as "hard CC" is defined as CC that *completely* disables a certain or multiple actions like movement, Intox not disabling anything at all, you wouldn't say it's hard CC, but it is.
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xmysterionz (64) | April 2, 2020 3:15pm
And what if we remove it from the main dictionary and put them on a different section like "other terms"? Because I listened to this terms sometimes and I don't feel well about completely remove them.
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Branmuffin17 (360) | April 2, 2020 2:35pm
Actually, I agree with this pretty strongly.
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xmysterionz (64) | April 2, 2020 12:23pm
Hi dev, thanks for your feedback, unfortunately it's too much info to me answer one by one so I will answer the most important things I noticed, ok? If you would like to receive feedback for something I didn't comment let me know.
  • About AP and AD, I understand your view point and I added a comment about it
  • About base, I found that Base (ON SMITE) is the area where the titan can walk + The fountain.
  • Bran on his anxiety to edit it added that BDK is a CC, fixed.
  • I understand your point about FG, GF and Drags/Baron, but they are pretty much same thing in it's original concept. FG/Baron the biggest boss on the jungle that provide insane advantage for those that defeat it and GF/Drags a secondary boss that provides nice amount of secondary buffs for the team.
  • Harass at least for me is constantly poke the enemy making he literally plays under the tower else he dies.
  • Intoxicate IS HARD CC.
  • Post fire also known as Recovery Time is one thing. AA Canceling is another one.
  • Yeah I fixed the proxy. About Split push, thinking about definition only, doesn't matter what you will do later, it just the act of push a lane while your team is somewhere else doing anything else., at least for me.
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Devampi (105) | April 2, 2020 3:02pm
gonna add most points in a re-review tomorrow, however just gonna quickly respond to some of the points.

[*]for base I am used to the general moba term. Dunno about others and also dunno about the shout casters for SPL and stuffs.
[*]FG/GF baron/dragon was mostly a wording thing. Making people coming from (modern) LoL confused since the buffs differ and well LoL dragon is a bigger objective then GF.
[*]like said in the comment before for harass and poke we are going to need multiple people their opinion for a solid definition.
[*]didn't know or forgot intoxicate is a hard CC. You did forget the general CC start you did with other CC, which I found more important
[*]AAC was mostly a recommendation to add as a term into the guide.
[*]I honestly don't really know why I typed that last sentence for split pushing.
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Branmuffin17 (360) | April 2, 2020 12:31pm
LOL oops, I think I probably typed it in the incorrect area when I was doing my edits XD
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Branmuffin17 (360) | April 1, 2020 8:09pm
Myst,

So I asked for permission in Discord to edit this, but didn't wait for it XD

I adjusted the grammar in most of the intro section, and have done some editing and additions through the letter B (not much).

Some thoughts:

xmysterionz wrote:
I'm a Brazilian nice guy

Take out "nice" and it's more accurate =)

Reefer is an abbreviation for something like a refrigerated unit (like a shipping truck) or a marijuana cigarette. Thus, I changed all uses of "reefer" to "refer" to the correct word.

"Actives" are still sometimes used by older players when they brain fart. I added mention that the current term is Relic.

Did you ever think, "hey, you know what? A Brazilian guy whose primary language isn't English is the PERFECT candidate to write a terms and definitions guide in English."

XD good job, having something like this is definitely helpful.
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xmysterionz (64) | April 2, 2020 10:23am
Branmuffin17 wrote:
Myst,

So I asked for permission in Discord to edit this, but didn't wait for it XD

Damn you bran, couldn't you wait 5 min?

Branmuffin17 wrote:
I adjusted the grammar in most of the intro section, and have done some editing and additions through the letter B (not much).

Thx. As I said I couldn't review or change anything yet.

Some thoughts:

xmysterionz wrote:
I'm a Brazilian nice guy

Branmuffin17 wrote:
Take out "nice" and it's more accurate =)

Screw you

Branmuffin17 wrote:
Reefer is an abbreviation for something like a refrigerated unit (like a shipping truck) or a marijuana cigarette. Thus, I changed all uses of "reefer" to "refer" to the correct word.

Not my fault, automatic corrector :P

Branmuffin17 wrote:
"Actives" are still sometimes used by older players when they brain fart. I added mention that the current term is Relic.

Yes, I will add it.

Branmuffin17 wrote:
Did you ever think, "hey, you know what? A Brazilian guy whose primary language isn't English is the PERFECT candidate to write a terms and definitions guide in English."


This is BRAZIL!!!! RULES? THERE ARE NO RULES!!!!

Branmuffin17 wrote:
XD good job, having something like this is definitely helpful.

Thanks, now upvote this ****!!

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Branmuffin17 (360) | April 2, 2020 11:03am
xmysterionz wrote:
Damn you bran, couldn't you wait 5 min?

Not 5 minutes...



xmysterionz wrote:
Screw you


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