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Smite Update 10.79 Patch Notes: 5.14 Pele Update

The Smite Update 10.79 Patch Notes have arrived! This 5.14 content update brings with it a brand new Polynesian Goddess named Pele for players to check out. Let’s not waste any more time. Without further ado, let’s check out the full list of patch notes for this major update.

Smite Update 10.79 Patch Notes Explained: New Additions

  • New Hero Pele
  • Polynesian Loading Frame
  • Polynesian Music Theme
  • Cutesy Pele Avatar
  • Primal Storm Fountain FX
  • Primal Storm Announcer Pack
New Emotes
  • Pele Clap
  • Pele Wave
Awesome Chest
  • New Additions to the Awesome Chest
    • Electric Dream Nox
    • Chompy Chibi Fenrir
Fantasy Points Store
  • New Additions to the Fantasy points Store
    • Beamy Chibi Ra
    • Bizzy B Cupid
    • Scarlet Coven Isis

Smite Update 10.79 Patch Notes Explained: Project Olympus

Ranked Joust
  • Increased the second ban phase from 1 ban to 2 bans (total bans increased from 3 to 4).
Jungle Practice
  • Added a pad for players to add protections to Odin Bots
  • Added a pad for players to spawn minion waves in the Tower/Phoenix area
Arena
  • Decreased the minimum respawn time from 20s to 10s to make deaths less punishing in the early game or on losing teams
Triumphant Chests
  • Have been relocated to the “Play” Screen on Xbox and Ps4
Prompt for Report
  • Decreased the likelihood of being prompted for reporting due to frequent deaths.

Smite Update 10.79 Patch Notes Explained: General Bug Fixes

Clash Phoenixes
  • Fixed death animations and attack animations
Joust XP Camp
  • These should now correctly appear as Tigers, not Cyclops.
Fountains
  • Will now only heal or damage Gods
General
  • Fixed an issue where some percentage increase or decrease effects were not additive
    • For example: an item with 20% increased damage dealt and 15% damage dealt should result in 35% damage dealt
      • Sundering Spear
      • Runeforged Hammer
      • Bakasura’s Take Down
      • Artemis’s Still Target
  • The Popular Items tab will now default to showing Tier 3 items
Audio
  • The following Voice Packs and Announcer Packs have been remastered for more consistent quality and volume
    • Announcer F.
    • Khepri Steel Scarab
    • Neith Scarlet Dangerfield
    • Odin Pandamonium
    • Raijin Drum’s Out
    • Rama Nature’s Guardian
  • The following Abilities have been remastered for more consistent quality and volume
    • Secret Agent Apollo’s Ultimate
    • Guan Unicorn Guan Yu’s Basic Attacks
UI
  • Fixed an issue where bank time could appear in Normal matches after playing a ranked match
  • Fixed issues where the scoreboard was sometimes missing players
Spectator
  • Fixed an issue where gods/items could get out of order if a player disconnected
Commendation System
  • Fixed an issue where the screen would be off-center on some resolutions
  • Fixed an issue where the skip button would not work sometimes
    • Changed the text of this button from “skip” to “continue” to make it clear your commendations are saved even if you leave the screen early
  • Fixed an issue where commendations were not counting for the correct progress amount

Smite Update 10.79 Patch Notes Explained: God Bug Fixes

Items
Ethereal Staff
  • Fixed an issue where a god could have more than 3 debuff stacks if multiple opponents had the item
Gods
Ah Puch
Empty the Crypts
  • Fixed an issue where his Ultimate was damaging structures
Artio
  • Fixed an issue where spamming stance change could cause the bear to T pose
Bakasura
  • Fixed an issue where Take Down debuff would display confusing damage calculations in the combat log
Chernobog
  • Chernobog can no longer recall to base while inside of a wall
Freya
  • Fixed an issue where her abilities were highlighting too many enemies
Hel
  • Fixed issues where certain Hel skins would not play certain audio emotes on certain skins
Mercury
Fastest God Alive
  • Fixed an issue where the Movement Speed from Bumba’s Mask would not provide additional Power until something else updated his Movement Speed.
Scylla
  • Fixed an issue where the item stack pad would fully stack her passive in Jungle Practice
The Morrigan
  • The Morrigan’s ultimate now copies the target gods item stack number and evolved items
  • The Morrigan will now gain the correct amount of gold while in her ultimate form
  • Fixed issues where The Morrigan could be hit by certain effects more than once when reverting out of her ultimate
Thoth
  • Fixed an issue where his ability targeters weren’t always highlighting enemies in the area over walls.

Smite Update 10.79 Patch Notes Explained: Item Balance

Atalanta’s Bow
Atalanta’s Bow has seen a lot of adjustments throughout Season 5. Its core design goal is to give Hunters access to additional Movement Speed. While this item is something Assassins or Warriors could use, they have access to powerful options in the Katana tree. We feel Atalanta’s Bow is fairly statted and viable in some situations, even if it has not caught on yet. We are shifting some of the Movement Speed to be available all the time, with less of the weight being on the passive. This tweak should help it be a more consistent Movement Speed option for our Hunters.
  • Added 10% Movement Speed
  • Decreased Max Stacks of the passive from 4 to 3
  • Decreased Movement Speed per stack from 7% to 5%
Fighter’s Mask
  • Updated Description text to show classes who can buy the item
Rangda’s Mask
  • Updated Description text to show classes who can buy the item
Protector’s Mask
  • Updated Description text to show classes who can buy the item
Lono’s Mask
Lono’s mask has been fulfilling its design goal of letting other classes flex into Supports. We have seen one specific case that seems to be the clearly powerful choice for this item: Healing Mages. These mages don’t feel the sacrifice in damage as much as other gods because they rely on healing. To even this out across all types of Gods, Lono’s mask will now cause the wearer to sacrifice healing done as well as damage done.
  • Added a new sacrifice stat to the passive
    • -20% Healing Done
  • Updated Description text to show classes who can buy the item

Smite Update 10.79 Patch Notes Explained: God Balance

Achilles
Achilles had a strong release, using his incredible early game to really bring the pain to his opponents. While his overall performance wasn’t stand out, this pressure caused him to be a popular pick and ban in ranked and competitive, so much so that it took multiple nerfs for players to really start opting for different picks. Now that his prevalence has begun to subside we want to shift his power.
We are bringing down his offensive power in the early game with a nerf to Combat Dodge’s cooldown and damage, as well as the bonus Radiant Glory brings at rank 1. However, his late game is getting an increase, with a direct buff to his defensive capability and the bonus scaling provides from Radiant Glory. While he will still bring early pressure, it shouldn’t be as difficult to manage and his overall performance won’t be determined by how hard he carries the first half of the game.
Gift of the Gods
  • Health Bonus increased from 35 + 10 per level to 25 + 15 per level
    • 235 to 325
  • Protections Bonus increased from 5 + 1 per level to 5 + 1.5 per level
    • 25 to 35
Radiant Glory
  • Physical Power and Protections now scale from 15% to 10/12.5/15/17.5/20%.
Combat Dodge
  • Cooldown changed from 12s at all ranks to 14/13/12/11/10.
  • Damage Reduced from 55/95/135/175/215 to 50/90/130/170/210.
Bakasura
We are continuing a pass on shorter gods to make their camera heights match default gods. This can have a significant impact on visibility and feel for these gods. There are still more camera height adjustments to come so this won’t be the last patch you see this type of note. Also, it should be known that we will not be decreasing the camera height of tall gods. Tall gods need that extra height to make sure they can see the battlefield.
General
  • Increased Camera Height from 42 to 64
Scylla
General
  • Increased Camera Height from 36 to 64
Vamana
General
  • Increased Camera Height from 36 to 64
Freya
The Valkyrie has returned to SMITE in a big way after update 5.13. Her adjusted abilities give players more flexibility than ever and smooth out Freya’s power curve. She still seems to feel a bit too much like a burst mage and not enough like a Mage ADC. We are decreasing the late game damage of her AoE burst to reduce this feeling. We are also decreasing her mana cost for using ranged Basic Attacks. This will allow Freya to play like a hunter more often.
Northern Lights
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling from 60% to 50%
Aurora Blade
  • Decreased Mana Cost per shot from 25/33/41/49/57 to 20/25/30/35/40
Skadi
The Goddess of Winter and her loyal Wolf haven’t been making much of a showing lately on the battlefield of the gods. Kaldr has been the target of many nerfs over his lifetime, and how that his damage and tankiness seem to be in good spots, we want to increase his uptime. Kaldr can regenerate HP faster to make sure Skadi players get to use him often. We are also giving Skadi a slight cooldown buff to her primary clear ability to help her early lane phase.
Kaldr, The Winter Wolf
  • Decreased time taken to regenerate 1 hit point from 10s to 7s
Piercing Cold
  • Decreased cooldown from 15s to 14s
The Morrigan
Dark Omen
  • Increased Minion Bonus Damage from 20/35/50/65/80 to 40/70/100/130/160.
Vulcan
Backfire
  • Now goes through walls
Inferno Cannon
  • Now Cannon deals damage as if the target had 25% less magical protections