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Smite Update 8.2 Brings Tiamat and New God Skins for Mulan, Vamana, Samedi, and More

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All Hi-Rez Studios titles have been getting huge updates over the last few days. With Rogue Company receiving Kestrel and Paladins getting Yagorath as new playable characters, now it’s time for Smite players to get their hands on Tiamat, Goddess of the Salt Sea. The Smite Tiamat update brings several new skins and some quality-of-life improvements as well.

Hopping into details of the new character, Tiamat was the first goddess to stop the chaos of the betraying gods by spawning monsters to fight them. Described as a mother, Tiamat has two different stances: The Flying stance and the Ground stance. When flying, you will have more options for long-range damage-dealing and self-heal. On the other hand, when you are in the Ground stance, you can perform high-damage attacks and focus on your close-ranged skills.

Tiamat will have 12 distinct abilities, which make her a strong and capable character in Smite. From healing abilities like Death Begets Life to aggressive and destructive skills like Consume and Ruination, it’s your choice how to play with Tiamat. Here you can check out the abilities of the new character with more details:

Death Begets Life

While in Flying stance Tiamat gains health from nearby ally and enemy deaths, less from minions. In Ground stance she gains up to 5 Hardened Scales, damage mitigation that breaks after a certain amount of damage is taken. Normal minions do not provide Hardened Scales.

  • Large heal: 40 + 8 per level
  • Small heal: 5 + 0.5 per level
  • Scale Mitigation: 60%
  • Shield value: 50 + 10 per level

Primordial Onslaught

Tiamat gathers power, allowing her to fire orbs of energy at the end of the channel. Each orb damages enemies and stops on enemy gods. Hitting the same enemy deals 15% less damage each time, to a minimum of 70% reduction. This ability can fire additional projectiles at ranks 3 and 5.

  • Damage: 60/70/80/90/100 (+55% of your Magical Power)
  • Cost: 55/60/65/70/75
  • Cooldown: 10

Ruination

Tiamat creates an energy field dealing low damage to enemies in the entire area and then a larger amount in the inner area. The inner area of the field also stuns enemies for a short duration.

  • Area Damage: 40/55/70/85/100 (+30% of your Magical Power)
  • Inner Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+40% of your Magical Power)
  • Stun Duration: 1s
  • Cost: 65/70/75/80/85
  • Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12

Grounding Dive

Tiamat dives into the fight landing on all fours, dealing damage and switching to her Ground stance. This ability also provides Tiamat one Hardened Scale.

  • Damage: 40/80/120/160/200 (+40% of your Magical Power)
  • Cost: 40
  • Cooldown: 22/20/18/16/14

Children of Creation

Tiamat is able to summon one of her children onto the battlefield. Summon Serpents: Serpents that travel down lanes and act as minions. Summon Beast: Kusarikku who stands guard waiting for enemy gods. Summon Storm: Umu Dabrutu, the storm that chases enemies.

  • Cost: 0
  • Cooldown: 0

Summon Serpents

Tiamat places a pit of creation which spawn Serpents of Tiamat that act like minions, traveling down lanes and attacking nearby enemies. 2 Serpents spawn every 10s and the deployable creates 3 waves before disappearing. Enemies hit by the serpents have their damage done reduced. Enemies can also stand on the pit to destroy it early.

  • Damage: 10 (+8% of your Magical Power)
  • Damage Reduction: 10/15/20/25/30 %
  • Hit Points: 2
  • Minion Damage: 1 HP lost per 3 hits
  • Cost: 50/55/60/65/70
  • Cooldown: 46/42/38/34/30

Summon Beast

Tiamat calls forth Kusarikku who stands guard at the target location. If an enemy god comes too close, he charges, slows and attacks them.

  • Charge Damage: 30/45/60/75/90 (+20% of your Magical Power)
  • Basic attack Damage: 15/20/25/30/35 (+15% of your Magical Power)
  • Slow: 80% for 1s
  • Health: 250 + 100 per level
  • Lifetime: 30s
  • Cost: 50/55/60/65/70
  • Cooldown: 46/42/38/34/30

Summon Storm

Tiamat calls on the power of Umu dabrutu, conjuring a violent storm that follows enemies before knocking them upward and dissipating.

  • Initial Damage: 30/45/60/75/90 (+30% of your Magical Power)
  • Damage: 10/15/20/25/30 (+10% of your Magical Power) every 0.4s
  • Lifetime: 4s
  • Cost: 50/55/60/65/70
  • Cooldown: 46/42/38/34/30

Consume

Tiamat fires a cone dealing damage and slowing enemies hit. Minions, Large Monsters or Buff Holders hit under a health threshold are executed. Tiamat can immediately consume her Serpent and Beast pets to provide a Hardened Scale. When Tiamat consumes a Buff Holder she gains their buff while the original can still be picked up by allies. This allows Tiamat to pick up a second buff as well. Tiamat can only have one consumed and one regular buff at a time.

  • Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+60% of your Magical Power)
  • Slow: 25% for 1.5s
  • Execute Threshold: 30/35/40/45/50%
  • Cost: 55/60/65/70/75
  • Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8

Outburst

Tiamat slams the ground creating seismic rifts that erupt in succession in front of her, damaging and knocking up enemies hit.

  • Damage: 50/80/110/140/170 (+50% of your Magical Power)
  • Cost: 65/70/75/80/85
  • Cooldown: 14/13/12/11/10

Rising Flight

Tiamat rears up sending out a blast of energy, dealing damage to enemies and sending herself backwards as she returns to her Flying stance.

  • Damage: 40/80/120/160/200 (+40% of your Magical Power)
  • Cost: 40
  • Cooldown: 22/20/18/16/14

Tempest of Undoing

Tiamat causes a celestial outburst around her, dealing initial damage and a damage over time effect to every enemy nearby. Tiamat also gains one Hardened Scale per enemy god hit.

  • Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+30% of your Magical Power)
  • Burn Damage: 10/20/30/40/50 (+5% of your Magical Power) every 0.5s
  • Burn Duration: 2s
  • Cost: 100
  • Cooldown: 20

New God Skins:

Aside from the new goddess, Smite Tiamat update brings nine new god skins for Mulan, Baron Samedi, Vamana, Xbalanque, Arachne, Kherpi, and Tiamat. Check them out down below:

You can check out the full patch notes, including bugs fixed and quality-of-life improvements here, on the official webpage of Smite.

Smite is now available for free on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Switch, and PC.

Mehrdad Khayyat

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