Smite: 4.24 Patch Notes

Patch 4.24, Frostfire, is upon us bringing the awaiting T5 Odyssey skin to Smite.

This is the patch that will be used for SWC, so until Season 5 there will be no major changes to the game. There’s only one more patch left until Season 5 anyway, but until then there’s been plenty of new skins released this patch with the Odyssey 2018 coming to an end. Although there’s no new god this time (or next time either), there will be some big announcements at HRX in January – where I assume they will announce Cerberus as the next addition. Anyway, here’s what’s coming with patch 4.24!

As always, if you haven’t seen the Official Patch Notes yet, follow the link!

 

Skins:

Obviously I’ll start with the skin everyone has been waiting for, Frostfire Ullr. There’s a whole bunch of new effects to go alongside this skin including new minion death animations for each stance as well as it also changing the Odyssey jump stamp/recall/level up effects from ice to fire when in the fire stance. You can only get the fire versions of these effects when using the Frostfire Ullr skin. There is also a custim voice pack with different voice styles for the fire and ice stances after the evolved level 10 form. About 80% of this voice pack was also written by the community.

This T5 skin is the final reward in the Odyssey and will be awarded to players who reach Odyssey level 28 (98,000 Odyssey points) which equates to purchasing 28 of the Odyssey items, or purchasing 20 items and completing all 8 of the Odyssey quest lines (or a different combination of these). This T5 is a limited skin and once the Odyssey 2018 ends, it will never be available again.

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Here are the last of the skins being released for Odyssey 2018. There have been two groups released this patch so Ullr can be unlocked, so there are double the amount of skins!

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I was up for buying the Arctic Seer Artio skin but I’m a little disappointed as it looks more like a T2 skin for Skadi. The Krampus Cernunos skin is an interesting design as it’s a Christmas skin with the untraditional concept. It looks good though with Pygmy goats for the Ultimate and the voice pack is well done too.

The Medusa skin is also quite good and it was based off of the Earth form of the T5 design shown in the previous T5 community vote. It’s not the best Medusa skin in the game, but I do like it. I love everything about the Fallen Angel Nike skin so I’ll definitely be buying that once, it just looks so awesome!

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Tremor Tech Cabrakan and Rocket Punch Mercury will also be new Exclusive skins included in this patch. The Cabrakan skin comes with a unique emote where Cabrakan will ride around on his sheilds like a surf board. I assume these to be in chests.

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Empress Nu Wa is also a new Exclusive skin coming to the game. I do like this skin, but it looks quite similar to her mastery skins in my opinion. It’s also listed an exclusive which is a shame… I know they released a 400 gem skin for her not long ago, but she already has so many Exclusive skins…

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HRX Loki is the final skin for this patch. This is another Exclusive skin and unfortunately will only be available through Twitch drops like the SPL Bellona skin.

To be in for a chance of getting a drop you need to link your Twitch and Smite accounts and watch hireztv streams on Twitch to be in for the chance of being gifted one of these skins through the lootbox. It’s worth it, I linked my account at the beginning of last year and I’ve had so many drops including the SPL Bellona skin, Ra’merica and Grim Eclipse Hou Yi as well as plenty of gems and FP just for watching Smite games!

 

Item Changes:

Stone of Gaia – Increased cost from 2000 gold to 2100 gold.

 

God Changes:

Agni:

  • Noxious Fumes – Decreased mana cost from 60-100 to 60-80.

Bacchus:

  • Chug – Decreased mana cost from 40/65/90/115/140 to 40/45/50/55/60.

Hun Batz:

  • Sacred Monkey – Decreased mana cost from 75-95 to 60-80.

Isis:

  • Spirit Ball – Decreased mana cost from 70-110 to 70-90.
  • Dispell Magic – Reduced mana cost from 80-100 to 60-80.

Odin:

  • Ring of Spears – Decreased the duration of the wall from 6 seconds to 5 seconds.

Sobek:

  • Tail Whip – Decreased mana cost from 70/80/90/100/110 to 60/65/70/75/80.

 

Other:

This weekend from Friday 15th December to Sunday 17th December, all Voice Packs will be 50% off.

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Also, for those of you that don’t know, Hi-Rez have been holding a Holiday Calendar event where each day they will hold a competition to be able to win a skin that was released during this year. The skin is changed each day and there are different entries per day, such as sending screenshots of different things, answering questions or just by entering your email. If you haven’t see this then check it out here on Twitter.

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The Shadows Over Hercopolis Adventure will also still be available throughout this patch, but will end on release of patch 4.25.

See you all in two weeks for the final patch of Season 4!

Smite: 4.23 Patch Notes

Patch 4.23, Rally to Rome, is the next patch to be introduced to the game. This will be the last major patch of the Season to get ready for HRX. Patch 4.24 will contain some minor final changes leading up to HRX, and then we’ll be onto Season 5 before you know it!

As always, If you haven’t seen the Official Patch Notes yet, follow the link.

Skins:

Defiant Bellona is the first of the Odyssey skins this patch. I actually think the card art looks way better than the skin itself. I like the idea, but I think the colours are a bit bright particularly on the effects.

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Badlands Vulcan is the second Odyssey skin. I think this skin has been designed really well and it looks really good in game. The ability effects and sound design has been done very well and it has a decent voice pack.

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Order and Chaos Hel is the skin everyone has been waiting on for such a long time! This is one of the skins I was most looking forward to seeing… and to be honest it hasn’t blown me away. The skin itself looks fairly simple, but I do really like how each stance has been inspired by the Order and Chaos Titans. The ability effects are pretty good and as always the voice pack has been done to fit each stance. I do like this skin, but I don’t know if it’s worth reaching Odyssey level 21 (73500 Odyssey Points).

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Abyssal Knight Ares is the next skin in this patch. Not sure how you get this one to be honest, but it will probably be a chest exclusive. It reminds me of the Xing Tian skin that was awarded for Ranked last year, so maybe this skin is the alternative for this year. It looks awesome though and comes with it’s own custom emote.

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Discordia now also has mastery skins alongside the mastery skin updates for Hel and Vulcan.

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Item Changes:

  • Jade Emperor’s Crown – Reduced Physical Protection from 60 to 50.
  • Gladiator’s Shield – Reduced Protections from 35 to 30.
  • Executioner – Reduced Physical Power from 35 to 30.
  • Devourer’s Gauntlet – Increased cost from 2000 to 2100.
  • Hydra’s Lament – Increased basic attack basic attack damage from 30% to 40%.
  • Jotun’s Wrath – Reduced cost from 2450 to 2350.

 

God Changes:

Awilix:

  • Moonlight Charge – Increased range from 65 to 70 (bug fix as it was listed at 65 but travelled to 73).
  • Gravity Surge – Increased range from 70 to 75 (to make up for the bug fix).

Camazotz:

  • Screech – Increased Physical Power buff from 10/15/20/25/10 to 20/25/30/35/40.

Discordia:

  • Strife – Reduced Magical Power Scaling from 70% to 60%.

Fafnir:

  • Coerce – Changed his attack speed buff from 10/20/30/40/50% to 15/20/25/30/35%.

Kukulkan:

  • Base movement speed increased from 350 to 355.

Medusa:

  • Viper Shot – Increased base damage from 10/15/20/25/30 to 15/20/25/30/35.

Ra:

  • Divine Light
    • Increased base damage from 60/100/140/180/220 to 70/120/150/220/270.
    • Increased Magical Power Scaling from 40% to 55%.
    • Mana Cost Reduced from 60/70/80/90/100 to 60/65/70/75/80.

Susano:

  • Wind Syphon – Increased base damage from 60/75/90/105/120 to 80/105/130/155/180.

 

Other:

This weekend (Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December) earn an Enigma chest for 3 FWOTD each day!

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Frostfire Ullr has also been mentioned. Although the finished design hasn’t been revealed yet, this skin will soon be here in the next patch (4.24)!

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Smite: 4.21 Patch Notes

Patch 4.21, Shadows Over Hercopolis, is the next patch coming to Smite 7th November for PC and 14th November for Console. I didn’t get chance to watch the Patch Notes Show on Twitch last night as I normally do, so here I am watching it now and writing this post. It was a pain to find on the hireztv page though as they broadcasted it partway through the Super Regional Day 1 stream…

There will be lots of new content in this patch including a new god, new adventure and plenty of new skins!

As always, if you haven’t seen the Official Patch Notes yet, follow the link!

 

New God – Discordia

Discordia, Goddess of Strife, is a Roman Mage.

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Contest of Gods (Passive): The allied God with the most player damage will receive a power buff from Discordia that scales on her level. The player with top damage can be shown on the T screen and will also have a pink swirly effect around them.

Unruly Magic (Ability 1): Discordia sends out a large projectile, choosing how far it travels in a straight line in front of her and damaging any enemies it passes through. This projectile then stops and splits into six smaller projectiles which bounce of walls and damage enemies hit.

Strife (Ability 2): Discordia creates an area which she can place anywhere in front of her. Any enemies in the area take damage, but if more than one enemy is in the area then they will be affected by Madness (causing them to attack each other within the area). This effect also works on minions and jungle camps, but gods can only attack other gods and minions can only attack other minions.

Erratic Behaviour (Ability 3): Discordia leaps a short distance and creates a “cloud of confusion” where she lands. This cloud gives Discordia stealth and movement speed within the area and reduces all her cooldowns for every 0.5 seconds she stays within the area. Damaging Discordia will not reveal her stealth and casting her own abilities will reveal her temporarily before she disappears again while stood in the cloud.

Golden Apple of Discord (Ultimate): Discordia throws her Golden Apple forwards in a line, bouncing off walls and obstacles it comes to and damaging and passing through any minions in its path. If it hits an enemy god, they are forced to hold the apple, crippling and intoxicating them while placing a detonate on them. After the duration the apple will explode, dealing damage and spreading the effects to nearby allies. Only gods who were affected by the original apple can pass on the effects to others.

I love the way Discordia looks and I think her kit could be quite interesting. She definitely seems like a lot of fun to play so I can’t wait to try her out in a game! Her recolour looks good too in a pink and black design.

 

Adventure – Shadows Over Hercopolis

Hercopolis is back, but everything has been stolen and Hercules is missing. Journey into another Dungeon in search of Hercules with 2 other players, but watch your back as there are many more obstacles to overcome.

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This adventure will be very similar to the Trials of King Hercules adventure with the same PVE playstyle. It has been revealed to be at least twice as big the Trials of King Herc map, and this time there will be 3 difficulties. Some gods will be unable to be chosen to play in the game mode, some of these will differ from previous adventures, but there will still be at least 70 gods to pick from.

The easy mode will be there for absolute beginners to make them familiar with the map. I assume all players will start on this mode and can only unlock the medium mode after finishing the easy play through. The medium difficulty is designed for players who have already experienced the dungeon but need to farm for the items. This is meant to increase the farm time as people will not be put with totally new players and failing sections.

A Nightmare mode will also be added in patch 4.22 which will bring a whole new experience for players. Like in Trials of King Herc, players will need to have got all the items by farming the medium level to form a full build in order to progress to this nightmare level.

This will free to play, however there is also an Adventure bundle available costing 900 gems. This will include the Loki skin (shown below), an avatar, music theme, loading skin, golden key (for a choice of skin in the Golden Vault) and will allow players to unlock the Awesome Chest (containing exclusive skins) on completion of the adventure.

 

Skins

Starting with the skins associated with the Adventure:

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Cursed King Cernunnos is getting a skin for the Golden Vault this patch. This skin follows the gentleman skin concepts and his coat changes colour depending on what season stance he’s in.

To get this skin you will need a Golden key to be able to unlock it from the vault. Golden keys are earned by buying the adventure bundles, each bundle containing one key, but if you buy all five bundles then you will earn a bonus key which will unlock the sixth skin in the vault.

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The Agent of Darkness Loki Skin will be available as part of the Shadows Over Hercopolis Adventure bundle (see the adventure section for the bundle details). I quite like this skin as it is quite simple but detailed at the same time and the voice pack fits Loki’s character.

New Odyssey skins added this patch: Primal Shaman Ganesha and Exterminator Kali.

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Other skins this patch include Vanquisher Nemesis and Ma Chérie Arachne which will both be chest exclusives and come with their own unique emotes.

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I’m not keen on the voice pack for Nemesis as it does not suit her at all, but I like the creepiness of the Arachne skin and the animations and sound design are great (except the wallpaper on the ceiling).

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There’s also the Wasteland Wander skin for Cu Chulainn which is only available in the Odyssey chest (containing 489 items…). This chest can be bought for 200 gems per roll or earned for every 3500 Odyssey points gained. Updated mastery skins for Kali are also coming with this patch.

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Item Changes

Blackthorn Hammer – Decreased cost from 2300 gold to 2200 gold. The passive will now trigger at 40% health instead of 30%.

Stone of Fal – Decreased cost from 2700 gold to 2500 gold.

Relic Dagger – Health increase from 250 to 300.

 

God Changes

Agni:

  • Increased base attack speed from 0.95 to 1.2 per level.
  • Rain Fire – Increased Magical Power Scaling per Meteor from 60% to 70%. The cooldown per Meteor has also been reduced from 20 seconds to 18 seconds.

Da Ji:

  • Increased base health from 425 to 440, and base health per level increased from 74 to 76.
  • Basic attack animations have been changed so her progression now goes 1/1/1 for both timing and damage.
  • Horrible Burns – Haste is now granted when Horrible Burns is active (haste gives immunity of basic attack movement penalties).
  • Pao Lao – Decreased the chain travel time from 0.5 seconds to 0.3 seconds.

Hou Yi:

  • Ricochet – Ricochet bonus bounce damage now only applies to gods.

Isis:

  • Circle of Protection – Increased base damage early game from 160/200/240/280/320 to 180/215/250/285320.

Janus:

  • Unstable Vortex – Increased base damage from 90/150/210/270/330 to 100/165/230/295/360 and increased the power scaling from 70% to 80%. Double hit bonus damage has now been reduced from 30% to 20%.
  • Through Space and Time – Increased both the base damage and scaling from 200/300/400/500/600 + 50% of your magical power to 300/400/500/600/700 + 75% of your magical power. Scaling per travel distance has now been altered to cap at 100% magical power scaling at 800 units rather than the 200% at 800 it was doing before.

Ullr:

  • Weapon Master (Passive) – Now includes a passive meter that shows cooldowns in the opposite stance (similar to Artio’s).
  • Bladed Arrow / Thrown Axe – Increased physical power scaling of Bladed Arrow from 70% to 80%. Increased physical power scaling of Thrown Axe from 60% to 70% and decreased the cast time from 0.4 seconds to 0.2 seconds.
  • Expose Weakness – Decreased mana cost from 60-80 to 50 at all ranks.
  • Hail of Arrows / Glory Bound – Updated the Targeter  of Hail of Arrows to more clearly display where it is going to hit. Decreased mana cost of Glory Bound from 70-90 to 60 at all ranks
  • Wield Axes – Decreased cast time from 0.3 seconds to 0.2 seconds.

 

Other

All world champion’s skins are also now available for purchase: COG Scylla, NRG Chronos and Epsolon Sol and are also 25% off.

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All Season Ticket passes and select E-Sports Bundles are 25% off. If you missed out on getting these limited skins then now is your last chance!

Smite: 4.20 Patch Notes

Patch 4.20, Tides of China, brings plenty of content to Smite… however, probably not the kind of content you were expecting. Discordia has been delayed another patch, but on the Patch Notes show they released some spoilers as of what’s to come in patch 4.21.

See the bottom of this post for further details on Discordia and the next adventure!

As always, if you haven’t seen the Official Patch Notes yet, follow the link!

 

Skins:

Starting with the Odyssey skins first. The Sand Viper Ao Kuang skin is well designed with a good theme. I do like the sci-fi inspired design and it looks really cool but I don’t think I’ll get this skin as I don’t play Ao that much.

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The Pixel Rush He Bo definitely has some unique sound effects but I think they could get quite annoying considering how low his cooldowns are! Again, I like the skin but I don’t think I’ll be purchasing it for myself.

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The Super Chill Bacchus skin is a bonus reward for reaching 42,000 Odyssey points (Odyssey level 12). He has plenty of rainbow effects and a very stereotypical voice pack – what you would really imagine to go along with the skin, but it’s a decent change and I’m sure plenty of people will like this.

The announcer pack will also be similar style to this skin (which will be available as part of the Odyssey to purchase separately).

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SWC Lootpack! This pack will cost 1500 gems and will be available to purchase for a limited time. People who have bought a ticket for HRX will get one of these with their ticket so will not have to buy this at additional cost.

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This pack will come with 3 limited skins (Neith, Aphrodite and Thor) and the Cernunnos Exclusive Convention skin as well as 750 fantasy points, a recall skin, global emote, ward skin and a Divine Chest roll containing a previous convention skin or E-sports skin. The skin for Thor also comes with a special emote exclusive to that skin where Thor does iRaffer’s Hammer Thrust.

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I absolutely love the Mystic Defender Neith skin! Everything about it is great and I think I’ll be buying this pack just for this skin! I like the Aphrodite skin too, but it’s only like a T2 recolour without a VP which is kind of disappointing as the Amaterasu skin (last years equivalent) had it’s own voice pack. Plus I have the Aphra Cadabra skin so why would I ever use another Aphro skin anyway…

 

Item Changes:

Some items have had their artwork redone to try to fit in more with the colour scheme of the tree they are located in. Check the Official Patch notes for the full list.

Soul Eater:

  • 30 Physical Power, 10% Physical Lifesteal, 10% Cooldown Reduction, 3000 Gold.
  • New Passive: Gain a stack for minions that dies near you. Gods (allies and enemies), large buff camp monsters and jungle bosses provides 5 stacks. At 100 stacks, gain 20 physical power and your abilities will now heal you for 10% of the damage dealt.

Thorns Upgrade: Decreased duration from 8 seconds to 5 seconds.

Executioner: Price increase from 2250 gold to 2350 gold.

 

God Changes:

Amaterasu: 

  • Heavenly Reflection: Decreased cooldown from 14 seconds to 12 seconds and decreased mana cost from 70-90 to 60-80.

Artio:

  • Base Health per level decreased from 100 to 95.

Guan Yu:

  • Mana per level increased from 32 to 35.
  • Conviction: Decreased mana cost from 60-80 to 60 at all ranks.

Izanami:

  • Fade Away: Decreased stealth duration from 4-6 seconds to 3-5 seconds.
  • Dark Portal: Decreased damage from 250-650 to 220-620, decreased power scaling from 130% to 100% and decreased silence duration from 1.5/1.75/2/2.25/2.5 seconds to 1.5/1.65/1.8/1.95/2.1 seconds.

Kumbhakarna:

  • Epic Undercut: Altered the cooldown from 90-70 seconds to 75 seconds at all ranks. The audio has also been adjusted to make it easier to hear over other abilities.

Poseidon:

  • Trident: Increased movement speed from 5%-25% to 10%-30%
  • Kraken: Increased the damage of the outer ring of the Kraken (170/195/220/245/270 +30% magical power to 175/210/245/280/315 +45% magical power) and slightly reduced the damage of the centre (180/220/260/300/340 +60% magical power to 175/210/245/280/315 +45% magical power). Can now also be placed on player made walls (e.g. Thor’s Tectonic Rift).

Raijin:

  • Percussive Storm: Reduced projectile radius from 6 to 4.5 units.
  • Raiju: Visuals will now travel faster.

Zeus:

  • Aegis Assualt: The AOE will now be triggered when hit by Chain Lightning.
  • Chain Lightning: Power scaling increased from 40% to 50%.

 

The Reaping:

From Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th October, celebrate Halloween with a whole week of rewards! There will also be a different chest on sale each day for 50% off!

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Part 1: From Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th Oct, earn an Enigma Chest Roll for each FWOTD, and either a Cutesy Avatar Chest roll (Monday, Wednesday) or an Odyssey Chest roll (Tuesday, Thursday) for 3 FWOTD!

Part 2: From Friday 27th to Sunday 29th Oct, earn 50 gems per day for 3 FWOTD as well as gaining double worshipers, XP and favour all weekend!

 

Other:

Godlike Chest: Scarlet Dangerfield Neith, Jurassic Camazotz and High Noon Sylvanus will be added to the Godlike Chest this month with a chance of being rolled.

Hi-Rez are asking the community for ideas for the T5 Ullr skin’s voicepack. You can contribute to creating voice lines by posting in the Smite T5 VP Forum.

Ullr is a heroic and aspiring Elementalist in his mid 20s. He should sound more serious as he is an Elementalist trying to control his newfound elemental powers of ice and fire! More serious voice lines have a better chance of making the cut. Also, make sure your lines are original! Well known quotes/movie lines will not be considered.

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Spoilers!

Discordia: Discordia will be a Roman Mage and will be released next patch (4.21). Hi-Rez have only shown her character model design and confirmed her class and Pantheon, but have not stated or shown anything about her abilities yet. I guess they can’t reveal her completely at this stage, but we’ll find out in a couple of weeks! She looks amazing!

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The next and final adventure of the Season has also been announced for release in patch 4.21. It will be another dungeon type event, similar to the likes of Fafnir’s Wonderland and Trials of King Hercules. Hi-Rez have stated that it will be much, much bigger than the last adventures and filled with plenty of traps and puzzles for us to experience. There will be a normal and a hard mode with a nightmare mode said to be released later on in patch 4.22. I’m really looking forward to this as I loved the Trials of King Hercules so I’m excited to see what new content will be coming next patch! Looks like the 4.21 patch blog will be a long one!

Season 5 conquest map ideas have been announced. The map will roughly be 20% wider than it is now and chaos and order sides will be perfectly mirrored so both teams have completely the same sides. The theme will still be Greek, but it will be getting a huge visual makeover.

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Smite: 4.19 Patch Notes

It’s almost Hallowe’en! I love this time of year and it’s probably the best time for games in my opinion. This week we will see the release of more skins for the Halloween Chest and some spooky themed Odyssey Skins. The Skins are definitely the highlight of this patch, so I’ll start with those!

As always, if you haven’t seen the Official Patch Notes yet, follow the link.

Skins:

Hallowe’en Skins first! Say hello to Grim Reaper Thanatos…

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Honestly, when I heard that Thanatos was getting another Hallowe’en skin I was a little disappointed since he already has the awesome Jack the Reaper skin, but this one is probably the best looking skin I’ve seen for a while. The card art looks great, but the skin actually looks better and the effects are great too with grave stones appearing on the ult execute. The colour scheme is fantastic and the sound effects are really great too.

The sound design has been top notch for these Hallowe’en skins, including this Trick or Treat Cupid skin. A short music clip plays on his dash and all the other effects are really great. He shoots candycorn as his basic attacks and his ult looks great with the classic trick or treat bags. Would probably be better without his wings though…

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There’s also a music pack and a Jack O Lantern jump stamp released with this patch which will also be included in the Halloween Chest.

Odyssey Skins now then. For all the Odyssey content so far, please refer to my Odyssey 2018 Content post.

So with this patch comes Mummified Izanami, Yurei Susano and Warchief Raijin.

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I actually really like this skin as it suits her well. The voice pack is great and the ability effects are sand themed which ties to the Egyptian reference. Not sure if I’ll be buying this one as I own the Dreadful Doll skin (and that cost me a lot to own).

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Love the card art for this one, but sadly it wasn’t really what I expected. I thought this skin was going to be more ghost related, but Susano looks more like a zombie here with ghosts tied into his ability effects. I would’ve liked to have seen him as the spirit himself like the name suggests with a spooky voice pack.

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This skin for Raijin is a good variation to what we’ve seen for him before. I like the changes they have done with this skin, and it reminds of the recent Hou Yi one. The voice pack is fitting and the ability effects are pretty good too.

 

Item Changes:

Hide of the Urchin – Increased cost from 2350 gold to 2450 gold. Both physical and magical protection has been decreased from 35 to 30.

Crusher – Increased attack speed from 15% to 20%.

Soul Reaver – Decreased cost from 2950 gold to 2750 gold.

 

God Changes:

Ao Kuang 

  • Dragon Call – Increased damage of Ranged Dragon from 15/20/25/30/35 to 20/25/30/25/40.
  • Wild Storm – No longer triggers basic attack items or effects (e.g. Polynomicon) but will still trigger charges of Dragon Call. Base damage increased from 80-260 to 90-270.

Awilix

  • Feather Step – Decreased damage in the early game from 60/90/120/150/180 to 40/75/110/145/180.
  • Moonlit Charge – Increased scaling of physical power from 60% to 70%.

Cu Chulainn

  • Berserk – Decreased base shield health from 40 to 20. Shield health per level increased from 23 to 24.
  • Barbed Spear – Reduced Rage gained when hitting a non-God target from 6 to 5, and increased the Rage gained when hitting a God from 6 to 8.
  • Salmon’s Leap – Reduced Rage gained when hitting a non-God target from 6 to 5, and increased the Rage gained when hitting a God from 6 to 8.
  • Spear of Mortal Pain – Reduced Rage gained when hitting a non-God target from 6 to 5, and increased the Rage gained when hitting a God from 6 to 8.

Erlang Shen

  • 72 Transformations – Decreased base damage of mink form from 90-330 to 70-310 and decreased duration of mink attack speed and movement speed buff from 5 seconds to 4 seconds.

Hachiman

  • Base movement speed increased from 360 to 365.
  • Eagle Eye – Ammo increased from 3/3/3/4/4 to 3/3/4/4/4. Damage reduced from 10/15/20/20/25 to 10/15/15/20/25 (short range) and 0/5/10/10/15 to 0/5/5/10/15 (long range).
  • Iajutsu – Cooldown reduced from 16-18 to 16 at all ranks.
  • Mounted Archery – Damage adjustment to make the damage scale 55 power per level. Adjusted from 225/285/335/390/445 to 225/280/335/390/445.

Izanami

  • Fade Away – Reduced casting time before the leap from 0.65 seconds to 0.35 seconds.
  • Dark Portal – Faster cast time (for both warm up and post fire)from 0.85 seconds to 0.6 seconds.

Raijin

  • Percussive Storm – Now has a radius of 6 at all times. Base damage decreased from 35-90 to 30-90.
  • Raiju – Increased projectile speed by 20%.
  • Thunder Crash – Raijin can now move during the cast time of the ability and will no longer be rooted to one spot before travelling.
  • Taiko Drums – Players could sometimes become stuck and unable to cast during the ultimate, so additional support has been added to limit this happening.

Smite: 4.18 Patch Notes

Slightly later this week with this post, I do apologise. I’ve had a difficult few weeks but now hopefully I can start getting back to normal. I didn’t even have time to watch the Patch Notes show this week so I’ll have to stick to the basics.

As always, if you haven’t seen the Official 4.18 Patch Notes follow the link.

Skins:

There are 3 Odyssey skins added with this patch and a new direct purchase skin for Nike.

The two purchasable skins as part of the Odyssey are Belly Ache Ymir and Inu Gami Fenrir.

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I don’t even know what this skin is… it just looks a mess to me and the textures aren’t great either. This concept just doesn’t fit with anything else within the Smite game, so personally I really dislike this skin.

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The new Inu Gami skin for Fenrir is quite nice, but quite plain. I’m not a fan of Fenrir myself so I’m not sure if I’ll be picking this one up. I really like the card art background though, it would’ve been nice to see Fenrir drawn in the same style.

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The Sequined Sadist Da Ji will be an Odyssey bonus reward for reaching Odyssey level 6 (21,000 Odyssey Points). I was really excited about this skin when I heard about it as Da Ji is one of my favourite and most played characters. Although I really like the concept for this skin, it is only a tier 2… so no custom effects or voice pack *cry*. This irritated me since she already has a tier 2, but mainly because this is the alternative reward to the Old Wa skin last year which cannot be compared to that! It should have been a tier 4 skin.

Project Olympus:

  • Health and Mana bars have had their colour bars adjusted to create more of a contrast when viewing, particularly when spectating matches.
  • Server Roll ups are no longer being used as players can now multi-queue for different game modes. Multi-queuing should increase the rate of finding a game in lower populated areas without being moved to another server and having connection issues.
  • A randomise button has been added which players can use for the game to randomly select any owned items for the following (Loading Frames and Avatars cannot be randomised):
    • Loading Screens
    • Pedestals
    • Wards
    • Announcer Packs
    • Music Themes
    • HUD Displays
    • Fountain Skins
    • Level Up Skins
    • Recall Skins
    • Global Emotes
    • Jump Stamps

 

God Changes:

  • Artio
    • Decompose (passive) – Reduced the protection debuff from 3% to 2%.
    • Life Tap – Increased cooldown from 15 seconds to 17 seconds.
  • Camazotz
    • Screech – Decreased Physical Power buff from 20-40 to 10-30.
    • Vampire Bats – Decreased initial damage (damage on hit) from 70-270 to 70-230.
  • Kuzenbo
    • Sumo Slam – Decreased cooldown scaling from 16 – 12 seconds to 12 seconds at all ranks.
    • Watery Grave – Decreased cooldown from 100 seconds to 75 seconds.
  • Ratatoskr
    • Flurry – Increased the Physical Power scaling per tick from 20% to 25% and increased the protection shred per tick for 2-4 to 2-6.
  • Skadi
    • Rune of the Hunt – Decreased the damage of Kaldr’s dash from 100%-150% of Skadi’s basic attack damage to 70%-130%.
    • Permafrost – Decreased the radius from 16-24 to 16-20.
  • Terra
    • Monolith – The root has been removed upon shattering the Monolith and has been replaced with a 30% slow for 1.5 seconds. The Monolith now requires 5 hit points to destroy it as opposed to 3.
  • Thoth
    • Hieroglyphic Assault – Updated visuals to display clearer hitbox.
    • Evade and Punish – Updated visuals to display clearer hitbox.
    • Final Judgement – Decreased ability scaling from 120% to 100% and charge up damage has been adjusted from 25%-100% to 40%-100% of the total damage.
  • Tyr
    • Fearless – Reduced mana cost from 60-80 to 50-70.
    • Change Stance – Decreased cooldown from 14-10 seconds to 12-10 seconds.

 

Item Changes:

  • Ancile – Increased Physical Power from 25 to 50, Reduced Magical Protections from 60 to 50.
  • Atalanta’s Bow – Increased attack speed from 20% to 25%.
  • Chronos Pendent – Decrease in full tier cost from 2900 gold to 2750 gold.
  • Witchblade – Removed the 15% lifesteal and replaced it with 10% cooldown reduction.

 

Other:

There have been tons of bug fixes for Gods, items and miscellaneous issues in this patch, far to many for me to list here so check out the Official Patch Notes for those updates.

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Corrupted Arena will also end with the introduction of this patch so make sure you get all your rewards while you still can!

Smite: Odyssey 2018

The Smite Odyssey 2018: The Fall of War has been officially announced and will be coming with patch 4.17! I’ll be adding to this post every time something new is announced for the Odyssey, so keep checking back to see all the new card art and find out what other rewards and purchasable items will be available!

So here’s what we know about the Odyssey so far:

  • The next eight patches will contain Odyssey items.
  • For each Odyssey item you buy, you will be gain an Odyssey level.
  • Like last year there will be free quests for everyone to complete to award Odyssey levels. There will be 7 quests released each patch which will award a total of 1 Odyssey level per 7 quests. Only one of these quests can be completed per day (these do not have to be completed each day, as long as they are completed before the end of the Odyssey you will still get the rewards).
  • There will be 3 purchasable items per section, a section will be released each patch and themed to a certain pantheon, the first being Mayan. These sections will include at least 2 skins, then either a 3rd skin or another item such as an avatar or ward.
  • For every 3 Odyssey levels there will be at least one bonus item awarded for free. You will be able to earn these rewards for free if you complete the majority, if not all, the free quests. I believe there will be 7 groups of 7 quests. An Odyssey chest roll will be awarded every 3500 points.
  • The T5 Ullr skin will be awarded to players who reach the highest Odyssey level.

 

4.17 Releases:

  • Void Piercer Ah Muzen CabDJEUKvJWAAAZxxS
  • Storm Tech ChaacDJEVHJSXUAAdh-r
  • Thoth Avatar “U Want Sum?”

Bonus items:

  • Cutesy Avatar Chest (with new Cutesy Skadi and Cutesy Sol added)
  • Fire and Ice Loading Frame

 

4.18 Releases:

  • Belly Ache YmirDKMeS50XkAAN9Wl
  • Inu Gami FenrirDKMe36lX0AE0mbK
  • Smite Time Global Emote

Bonus Items:

  • Sequined Sadist Da Ji (Bonus for reaching Odyssey level 6)DKMfFogWsAQHl6-

 

4.19 Releases:

  • Mummified IzanamiDLUg7g6XoAEGsVd
  • Yurei SusanoDLUh_6eXkAAzk1O
  • Warchief RaijinDLUiYotWAAEf_EL

Bonus Items:

  • Tina Announcer Pack (Bonus for reaching Odyssey level 9)

 

4.20 Releases:

  • Sand Viper Ao KuangDMcokagVwAAYWmu
  • Pixel Rush He BoDMcslVPVQAAM1R0
  • Announcer Pack

Bonus Items:

  • Super Chill Bacchus (Bonus for reaching Odyssey level 12)DMcsPvcV4AAU7ip

 

4.21 Releases:

  • Primal Shaman GaneshaDNkjWggWkAACBIF
  • Exterminator KaliDNkj-kqXkAA0-J5
  • Hindu Recall Skin

Bonus Items:

  • Fire and Ice Pedestal (for reaching Odyssey level 15)

 

4.22 Releases:

  • Kunoichi SerqetDOtFbT-X4AA2zq2
  • Druidstone GebDOtCYehWAAAPzn1
  • Scarab Jump Stamp

Bonus Items:

  • Oni Musha Hachiman (for reaching Odyssey level 18)DOtCmphXUAA0NbV

 

4.23 Releases:

  • Defiant BellonaDP1HKkFXUAApGfN
  • Badlands VulcanDP1KFNXWkAAu1HF
  • “Salty” Global Emote

Bonus Items:

  • Order and Chaos Hel (for reaching Odyssey level 21)DP1I5xBWAAEtqmv

 

4.24 Releases:

  • Arctic Seer ArtioDQ9Ml4vXUAASgwD
  • Krampus CernunnosDQ9Nlu1WsAc54H8
  • Odyssey 2018 Level Up Skin
  • Crystal Gaze MedusaDQ9Ogr7X0AASeWk
  • Fallen Angel NikeDQ9PQ6xXcAEezY_
  • “Let It Snow” Fountain Skin
  • Pantheon Recall skin (this one wasn’t announced but it is still yet to be released in the Odyssey list)

Bonus Items:

  • Fire and Ice HUD (for reaching Odyssey level 24).
  • Frostfire Ullr T5 skin (for reaching Odyssey level 28).DQ9TqIvU8AUfb0V

That’s everything from this year’s Odyssey! Frostfire Ullr is the final reward for reaching 98,000 Odyssey points. You will have to buy all 28 items to receive this skin unless you complete all 8 of the Pantheon Quest lines for the 8 free Odyssey levels. This then means you will have to buy 20 of the Odyssey items to be able to unlock this skin.