Winter’s Bite Patch Notes

INFO

Version: 3.4
Release Date: March 15, 2016
 
We have a lot on the table for Patch 3.4, Winter’s Bite! First, our newest Goddess joins the ranks; hailing from the Norse Pantheon Skadi and her companion Kaldr are ready to join the Battleground of the Gods. In addition to a new god, the 2016 Season Ticket launches, boasting a large number of new skins and rewards to be earned through playing SMITE and watching SMITE eSports!

This patch also brings some adjustments to a few gods who were under-performing as well as addresses some of the concerns around Solo laners in Conquest gaining too much experience. Additionally, a few items are seeing tweaks to better solidify their identity and their strengths. We are excited for everyone to get their hands on the new adjustments and see how they play out!
 

SKADI, GODDESS OF WINTER


Skadi

Lore

Full of mirth rang the halls of Asgard. Celebrating, the Gods drank of mead and feasted on roasted beasts while the corpse of their defeated foe, the Jotun Thjazi, lay cold nearby. For decades were they at odds. Now, that conflict was ended. Odin and his ilk openly boasted of their achievements, laughing and cheering while the floor ran wet with spilled spirits.

Then, the doors swung wide, breathing icy winter wind across the hall. There she stood, spear in hand, skin, porcelain pale, clad in snow dusted furs, and eyes blue as glacier ice but smoldering with vengeful fire. Skadi, the Jotun’s daughter had come.

Transfixed by her beauty, the gathered Gods sought to dissuade her from violence. As a symbol of honor, Odin cast the eyes of her father into the heavens to twinkle as stars for eternity. Skadi was not moved. A life for a life, she demanded.

It was Loki that softened her heart with humor and dance. So jovial was he that, at last, her frozen features cracked a smile.

A wedding! Odin declared. Skadi would marry a God and so, herself become a Goddess. This would be her payment for the life of her father. Now warmed to them, Skadi agreed. Blindfolded, she was to choose her husband by only his feet. Eligible men came forth and Skadi made her choice.

Their marriage did no last. Niord was a God of Summer and Skadi was a Goddess of Winter. After a few years, they amicably parted ways. Skadi returned to the snow-caped mountains of her youth, but without her father or husband, she soon grew lonely. Word spread of a war between the Pantheons. Odin and Loki, Niord and Ullr; these Gods were her family now, and Skadi would not lose the only family she had left.
 

Abilities

Skaldr Passive
Passive : Kaldr, the Winter Wolf
Kaldr fights by Skadi’s side and has 2 forms: Beast and Elemental. While in Beast form he can attack enemies and be attacked. While Elemental he is immune to attacks and regenerates health over time. His forms can be controlled with Skadi’s Rune of the Hunt, but he will be forced into Elemental form if he loses all Hit Points.
Hit Points: 5
Attack Speed: 50% of Skadi’s
Movement Speed: 110% of Skadi’s
Lane Minion Damage: 1 HP lost per 5 hits.
Other Source Damage: 1 HP lost from any attack or ability

Piercing Cold - 1
Piercing Cold
Skadi throws an icy spear forward, dealing damage (90/140/190/240/290 + 80% of your Physical Power) to enemies and Slowing them for 3s. Kaldr’s basic attacks deal double damage to targets afflicted by Piercing Cold.
Cost: 70/75/80/85/90.
Cooldown: 15s.
Slow: 20/25/30/35/40%

Rune of the Hunt - 2
Rune of the Hunt
This ability is a toggle. While toggled on, Kaldr assumes Beast form, chasing and attacking the marked enemy. If a marked enemy dies, Kaldr attacks other enemies nearby. When toggled off, Kaldr stops attacking and returns to Skadi, reverting to his Elemental form on the way. This ability can be activated at rank 0 and Kaldr gains new skills as it ranks up.
Cost: None.
Cooldown: .5s.
Basic Attack Damage : 60/80/80/100/100% of Skadi’s Basic Attack Damage
Rank 1: Kaldr gains a dash attack.
Rank 3: Kaldr’s kills heal him.
Rank 5: Kaldr’s attacks give Skadi 10% increased movement speed.

Permafrost - 3
Permafrost
Skadi freezes the ground for 5s at a target location. The frozen area deals damage (70/100/130/160/190 +60% of your Physical Power) to enemies who set foot on it and causes gods to lose control of their movement as they slide across. Skadi’s movement speed increases by 25% while standing on the area.
Cost: 70/75/80/85/90.
Cooldown: 18s.
Radius: 16/18/20/22/24

Winter's Grasp (Ultimate)
Winter’s Grasp (Ultimate)
Snowstorms surround Skadi and Kaldr. Upon activation, enemies in range become Rooted and Kaldr is restored to full health. The storms persist for 5s while dealing damage (10/20/30/40/50 +5% of your Physical Power) to enemies every .5s and making Kaldr immune to damage.
Cost: 80/90/00/110/120.
Cooldown: 90s.
Root Duration : 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s
 

Spotlight


 
RECOLOR


Winter’s Wrath Skadi
Winter's Wrath Skadi

 
SKINS

*Click on each image for the full resolution!
 
Recon Artemis600 Gems

Recon Artemis
Voice Pack Available!


 
Hellrider Chiron400 Gems

Hellrider Chiron Card
Voice Pack Available!


 
Sunstar Ra1000 Fantasy Points

Sunstar Ra
Voice Pack Available!
 
SPL 2016 BellonaPurchase 2016 Season Ticket (450 Gems)

SPL Bellona
 
Last Commando Rama3500 Fantasy Points

Last Commando Rama
 
Chaacolate ChaacSpring Holiday Chest (400 Gems)

Chaacolate Chaac
Voice Pack Available!


 
Battle Bard Apollo250 Gems

Battle Bard Apollo


 
Thunder’s Roar Raijin250 Gems

Thunder's Roar Raijin
 
Mastery Apollo
Mastery Apollo
 
Silent Blade Nemesis
Silent Blade Nemesis
 
Aurum Nu Wa
Aurum Nu Wa
 
Crimson Ops Bastet
Crimson Ops Bastet
 
Adjudicator Anubis
Adjudicator Anubis
 
White Death Loki
White Death Loki


 
SEASON TICKET 2016

New Skins

  • Sunstar Ra
  • Last Commando Rama
  • Adjudicator Anubis
  • Crimson Ops Bastet
  • White Death Loki
  • Silent Blade Nemesis
  • Aurum Nu Wa

New Avatar
Which Came First?

New Global Emote
GG

New Announcer Pack
Hinduman

New Ward
Peeper

New Music Theme
Divine Action
 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Hades
Oh the Agony
As Hades, land a single Pillar of Agony on 3 enemy gods affected with Blight.
 
Blighted
As hades apply Blight on your enemies to augment all four of your abilities in one game.
 
Hel
Cleansed Your Soul
As Hel cleanse three of your teammates from being stunned.
 
Which Side Are You On?
As Hel kill the same enemy twice with one kill coming from light stance and one coming from dark stance.
 
Ullr
Axemanship
As Ullr land 20 Thrown Axe in a single match.
 
Bowmanship
As Ullr land 20 Hail Of Arrows in a single match.
 
GAMEPLAY

Conquest: Removed one boar from the Fire Giant side Boar Camp.
This is a very targeted adjustment to the amount of Gold and XP that can be farmed in solo lane. We’re investigating additional adjustments to that side of the jungle in future patches, but this should be a good first step in closing the level gap generated from the island.
 

ITEM CHANGES

Glowing Emerald
GLOWING EMERALD
All items in this tree have had their cost reduced by 50g.
 
Hydra's Lament
HYDRA’S LAMENT
Not in first round of PTS.

The passive effect no longer has a cooldown.
 
Masamune
MASAMUNE
Increased physical power from 30 → 50.
 
Rage
RAGE
Reduced cost from 2600g → 2400g.
 
Rod of Asclepius
ROD OF ASCLEPIUS

  • Increased Aura from 15% → 20%.
  • Reduced cost from 2660g → 2600g.

 
Rod of Healing
ROD OF HEALING
Reduced cost from 1530g → 1500g.
 
Sanctuary
SANCTUARY
Sanctuary can no longer be activated while casting another ability.
 
Wind Demon
WIND DEMON
Increased Healing Debuff Duration from 3s → 8s.
 

MISC

  • Added a Weekly Quest cooldown timer to show when you will get your next Weekly Quest.
  • Added Bot Difficult Selection for Custom Games.
  • Fixed the Ranked badge page is showing S1 medals for S2 leagues.
  • Added Undo for Item Store
    The button reverts ALL purchases and upgrades since you entered the store.

 

BALANCE CHANGES

Anhur
ANHUR
While our fix to Impale in 3.3 helped out, Anhur still is struggling to find his footing. This patch we’re reducing slightly the cost of his clear, while also improving the benefit of his passive.

Enfeeble: Increased physical protection debuff from 15 → 20.

Impale: Decreased Mana cost from 70/80/90/100/110 → 70/75/80/85/90.
 
Bakasura
BAKASURA

Eat Minion: Fixed being unable to eat the small minions at the Blue camp in Conquest.
 
Chaac
CHAAC

Storm Call: Reduced cooldown from 90s → 75s.
 
Hercules
HERCULES
We’re expecting a lot of people to be surprised by this one. Hercules has been one of our lowest performing gods, across the board at all skill levels, this season. And we think everyone feels it, as his play-time has slowly decreased to a trickle. We’re improving the benefit of his passive as he levels, and also starting his base Attack Damage and Movement Speed more in line with other Warriors. Additionally we’re reducing the cooldown of Earthbreaker to better line up with it’s combo-paired ability; Driving Strike.

Increased base Movement Speed from 370 → 375.
Increased base Attack Damage from 35 → 39.

Strength from Pain: Increased Physical Power buff from 30 + 1 per level → 30 + 2 per level.

Earthbreaker: Reduced cooldown from 15s → 14s.
 
Guan Yu
GUAN YU

Conviction: Increased cooldown from 10s → 12s.
 
Kukulklan
KUKULKAN
Kukulkan is getting some much needed love this patch! We’re adjusting the mana cost on Whirlwind (a big community request) securing Kukulkan’s position as the king of clear, and also improving the scaling and late game potential from Zephyr.

Zephyr: Increased magical power scaling from 60% → 75%.

Whirldwind: Reduced mana cost from 70/90/110/130/150 → 70/80/90/100/110.
 
Ra 2
RA

Speed of Light: Increased lifetime from 10s → 15s.
 
Raijin
RAIJIN

Percussive Storm: Fixed Raijin applying 2 procs of Soul Reaver with this ability under special conditions.
 
Rama
RAMA
More arrows! Rama now regenerates Astral Arrows faster, and also consumes less mana when using Astral Strike.

Astral Quiver: Increased rate of Astral Arrow regeneration from one arrow every 15s → every 12s.

Astral Strike: Reduced mana cost per arrow from 25 → 20 per arrow.
 
Thanatos
THANATOS

Increased base physical protection from 11 → 14.
Increased base attack power from 37 → 39.
 
Ullr
ULLR
Expose Weakness (Invigorate): Removed the tooltip error which stated he lost the buff upon switching stances.

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