Hi-Rez has deployed SMITE update 12.33 today on all platforms to push out the new 9.10 bonus patch. This includes some new God skins as well as gameplay adjustments. Check out the SMITE November 1 patch notes below.
Fixed an issue that caused him to fall through the map after certain circumstances using his Solar Swing ability
Fixed an issue where he could become pulled in another direction during the pre-fire of his Solar Swing ability
BONUS BALANCE (LIVE NOVEMBER 1)
FAE BLESSED HOOPS
Shielding is a powerful effect, and this item gives a large group of gods access to it. Many of the overperforming tanks in the current meta are using this item, so we are nerfing it instead of nerfing those gods directly. Yemoja utilizes it especially well, which is contributing to her very high SPL ban rate.
Decreased Shield Size from passive from 7.5% to 6% of the target’s Max HP
AH MUZEN CAB
AMC has taken over the midlane, and is pushing out most of the mage options. This weekend he had a 100% pick/ban rate which clearly justifies these nerfs. We will be keeping a close eye on AMC and potentially nerfing him more in upcoming releases.
Decreased the Physical Protection Reduction from 20% to 10%
This little guy demands a lot of attention. Cupid currently has the highest win% among the top picked Hunters in ranked, and he continues to be a priority in SPL as well. His Ultimate is a huge threat that can turn a team fight, so we are making it easier to escape from.
FIELDS OF LOVE
Decreased Slow from 35% to 30% on targets in the area
There was quite a lot of concern from the community toward Thor’s recent buffs, and we wanted to take those concerns seriously. Having studied him in the wild now, he is actually looking quite balanced. He certainly got a lot better, but he is not breaking the entire meta by himself. We are moving forward with a small nerf to his power scaling to make sure he doesn’t feel too oppressive, and we hope that with this one change he will be in a great spot for the future!
Decreased Physical Power Scaling from 40% to 30%
Another SPL top pick is getting nerfed today. Da Ji has a powerful ultimate that can avoid attacks and forces CC immunity from her opponents, which can limit the viable god pools. We are nerfing that Ultimate cooldown as well as a small amount of late game power scaling to nerf her strongest aspects: Late game burst and team fight disruption.
Decreased Physical Power Scaling from 85% to 80%
Increased Cooldown from 110 to 120s
Since his buffs Vulcan has become dominant in the ranked scene, and even sees some SPL play. Inferno Cannon was buffed at that time, so instead of tinkering with the kit further we are bringing down that cooldown slightly. Overall we are still happy with how Backfire functions and how it has affected Vulcan’s performance. If he keeps up these stats more nerfs might be on the way, but for now we are enjoying his first real meta presence in years.