Released May 31, 2012
  • Blight - Passive

  • Hade's normal staff attacks apply a debuff to the enemy, called Blight. This debuff stats on the target for 5 seconds and can be refreshed. If an enemy is affected by blight, each of Hades' other powers have an additional effect.
  • Death From Below

  • Hades descends into the ground and erupts from below at his ground location, doing 30/50/70/90/110 (+70% of your magical power) magical damage to all enemies in the area. If the enemy is Blighted, they are slowed by 25/30/35/40/45% for 2 seconds. Applies blight. Cost - 50/55/60/65/70 mana. Cooldown - 12s.
  • Shroud of Darkness

  • Hades silences all enemies in a cone in front of him for 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s. If the enemy is Blighted, they are also feared. Consumes Blight. Cost - 80 mana. Cooldown - 15/14/13/12/11s.
  • Devour Souls

  • Hades devours the souls of his enemies in a radius around him, doing 50/75/100/125/150 (+60% of your magical power) magical damage. If the enemy is Blighted, the enemy explodes, doing up to 20 damage to nearby enemies and healing your allies for 30/40/50/60/70 within 20 feet of the exploding target. Cost 65/75/85/95/105 Mana. Cooldown - 15/14/13/12/11s.
  • Pillar of Agony

  • Hades calls to all enemy souls nearby, pulling them closer to him over time, doing 50/65/80/95/110 (+35% of your magical power) magical damage every .5s for 4s, additionally gaining 40/50/60/70/80 protection to all damage. If the enemy is blighted, their protections are reduced by 10/15/20/25/30. Consumes Blight. Cost - 100 mana. Cooldown - 90s.

General

  • Hades has been sending many players to the underworld since his buffs and fixes in 4.6. Since then, he has rocketed towards being the top pick in casuals and making a strong standing at the highest levels of play. His new identity as a close range burst Mage is one we want to keep moving forward, and as such he is not receiving any damage nerfs.
  • Instead, we are focusing on his ability to engage and disengage fights, while slightly increasing the utility he can bring to a team. Death from Below will be on a longer Cooldown and will need to be used more carefully, while Devour Souls is seeing a Magical Power scaling decrease, lowering the amount of Healing he has at later stages of the game.
  • Shroud of Darkness is seeing a slight Cooldown reduction to give him more utility and potential answers when he cannot escape or engage with Death from Below.

Death From Below Death From Below

  • Increased Cooldown from 12s -> 14s.

Shroud of Darkness Shroud of Darkness

  • Decreased Cooldown from 15/14/13/12/11 -> 14/13/12/11/10s.

Devour Souls Devour Souls

  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling on the Detonate Heal from 15% -> 10%.

Blights Blights

  • Fixed an issue where Blight had no duration on the Debuff Icon.

General

  • The King of the Underworld has had a long history in SMITE and with this patch we aim to solidify his identity while cleaning up his mechanics to be more intuitive. To better serve his Mage title, we are looking to increase his Damage significantly (especially his single target) at the cost of some of his previous Guardian Stats.
  • Previously, Devour Souls only did it's Detonate Damage to targets around the Detonated target and not the actual Blighted target itself. Devour Souls will now deal it's Detonate Damage to that target as well, providing an additional 20/27/34/41/48 (+50% Magical Power) in these scenarios.
  • This combined with Death from Below now dealing respectable damage will make Hades have much more burst. Pillar Of Agony is also seeing a buff to its Protections allowing Hades to scale into the late game and to make up for some of the base stat reductions Hades is seeing.
  • Additionally Pillar of Agony will now reduce a Blighted target's Magical Protection before the first tick of damage and will no longer consume that Blight, giving Hades more options once his ultimate ends.
  • Reduced Physical Protection scaling from 3.2 -> 2.6.
  • Reduced Base Health from 490 -> 450.
  • Increased Base Attack Speed from .87 -> .95.

Death From Below Death From Below

  • Increased Damage from 50/85/120/155/190 -> 70/120/170/220/270.

Shroud of Darkness Shroud of Darkness

  • Reduced Mana cost from 80 -> 60.

Devour Souls Devour Souls

  • This ability now deals Detonate Damage to the Target being Detonated.
  • Reduced Mana cost from 65/75/85/95/105 -> 60/65/70/75/80.
  • Added new FX to show the radius of the Detonate from the affected Targets.
  • Added new FX to show the radius during the warm up.

Pillar of Agony Pillar of Agony

  • Increased Protections from 60/65/70/75/80 -> 60/70/80/90/100.
  • Pillar of Agony no longer consumes Blight.
  • Blighted Targets will now have their Magical Protections reduced before taking the first tick of damage.

General

  • Hades has been a popular point of discussion recently and has been a character we have watched for a long time. Overall, his performance is solid (and sometimes very strong) but we felt there were a few things we could change to help the King of the Underworld. Blight now lasts longer and Shroud of Darkness no longer knocks back minions. These two changes should remove some of the frustrating situations that can happen during the laning phase. Additionally, Pillar of Agony now provides more protections maki

Blight Blight

  • Duration increased from 5s -> 8s.

Shroud of Darkness Shroud of Darkness

  • No longer Knocks Back Minions.

Pillar of Agony Pillar of Agony

  • Increased Protection buff from 40/50/60/70/80 -> 60/65/70/75/80.

General

  • Hades has been reclassified from a Guardian to a Mage to better fit with his play style. He joins the ranks of our more resilient Mages.
  • Moved Class from Guardian -> Mage.

Devour Souls Devour Souls

  • Reduced based Healing from 30/40/50/60/70 -> 25/35/45/55/65.

Pillar of Agony Pillar of Agony

  • New vortex FX.

Pillar of Agony Pillar of Agony

  • Added timer on the ground targeter indicating when the ability will expire.

Devour Souls Devour Souls

  • Blight detonated enemies now deal 50% of the damage to enemy gods, but still do full damage to other targets.

Death from Below Death from Below

  • Damage reduced from 50/90/130/170/210 +70% to 50/85/120/155/190 + 60%.

Shroud of Darkness Shroud of Darkness

  • This ability now applies Blight to targets it hits.
  • Now no longer applies the Silence to Blighted targets that are Feared. This fixes an issue with diminishing returns where the second effect applied was always having its duration reduced.

Devour Souls Devour Souls

  • Damage increased from 75/110/145/180/215 +60% to 75/115/155/195/235 +70%.

Pillar of Agony Pillar of Agony

  • Fixed issue where he would continue to play his FX and Animations even if the ability was cancelled prematurely.

General

  • New loading screen card for default skin.

Pillar of Agony Pillar of Agony

  • The base damage has been reduced from 50/65/80/95/110 to 45/60/75/90/105.
  • The magical power contribution has been reduced from 35% to 30% per tick.

Blight Blight

  • The FX that play on blighted enemies are more prominent.

General

  • Some Special FX have undergone changes for performance and visuals.

Pillar of Agony Pillar of Agony

  • The strength of the pull from his ultimate has been adjusted to be stronger initially to reduce the frequency of players being able to walk out of it.

Death From Below Death From Below

  • If Blighted, slow by 20/25/30/35/40% for 2s.

Shroud of Darkness Shroud of Darkness

  • Silence and fear for 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s.

Pillar of Agony Pillar of Agony

  • Gain 40/50/60/70/80 protections while firing.
  • If Blighted, protections are debuffed by 10/15/20/25/30.

Devour Souls Devour Souls

  • Focus conversion for healing has been changed to magical power conversion
  • Base healing values have been modified for the switch.

Devour Souls Devour Souls

  • Focus contribution for healing off of Blighted enemies has been increased from .4 per Focus to .5.

Devour Souls Devour Souls

  • Removed the delay between hitting and the detonation of blighted enemies.
  • Base damage increased from 50/75/100/125/150 to 75/110/145/180/215.

Death from Below Death from Below

  • Base damage increased from 30/50/70/90/110 to 50/90/130/170/210.

Devour Souls Devour Souls

  • Fixed an issue that was causing the damage from Blighted enemies to be reduced based on the distance from the explosion.

General

  • Slight tweaks to FX on the Soultaker skin.

General

  • Magical protection now increases .9 per level, as intended.

Pillar of Agony Pillar of Agony

  • Damage now does not require line of sight.