SMITE 5.16 patch notes released: Divine Dragon

It seems like just yesterday SMITE’s Divine Uprising event began — even though it was actually eight patches ago starting with Chernobog’s release in 5.8. Divine Uprising will finally be wrapping up with SMITE patch 5.16: Divine Dragon and the release of Bellona’s tier 5 skin. Of course, there are some bugs and balance additions, but mainly, we’re looking at skins and other cosmetic content.

SMITE Divine Dragon Bellona Skin
Divine Dragon Bellona tier 5 skin, limited, Divine Uprising event

New skins

Other new cosmetics

  • Latam 5th Anniversary! Avatar
  • Moon and Stars Global Emote
  • Midnight Masquerade Loading Frame
  • Polynesian Pedestal
  • Polynesian Recall skin
  • The Fall Loading Screen
  • Chef Vulcan Announcer Pack
  • Jeff & Barra Announcer Pack
SMITE Chef Vulcan Skin
Chef Vulcan, SMITE’s community-voted skin, direct purchase

Chest additions

Awesome Chest

  • Star Spangled Nike

Patch 5.16 Fantasy Points Store rotation

  • Soldier of Fortune Ares
  • Chef’s Special Khepri
  • Soultaker Hades

Bug fixes

General

  • Fixed an issue where “Ramp Up” CC effects were not applying Diminishing returns in the intended way.

Classic Joust Adventure

  • Fixed an issue where the towers still had collision after being destroyed
SMITE Midnight Raven Isis Skin
Midnight Raven Isis skin, exclusive

UI

  • Fixed an Issue where there was a few second delay after a Timed Queue finished matchmaking but before going into the match lobby.
  • Fixed an issue in the god builder where items had to be manually deleted to be replaced. They can now be overwritten and replaced with a new item.
  • Added Ratatoskr’s Acorns to the God Builder.
  • Fixed an issue where the Masters Duel Loading Frame was not displaying correctly
  • Fixed an issue where all Team Badge content was showing as Trifecta
  • Fixed an issue where Ranked Quest progress was not being shown

Spectator

  • Fixed an issue where mouse cursor could get stuck when toggling between assisted camera and free camera.

Console

  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck if their party members quit a jungle practice match.
SMITE Admiral Ao Kuang Skin
Admiral Ao Kuang, exclusive, Divine Uprising event

Gods

Agni

  • Fixed an issue where the active duration of Flame Wave was not correct while using the Abyssal Acolyte skin

Ah Puch

  • Fixed an issue where his ultimate projectiles were not going through player made walls.

Athena

  • Fixed an issue where Athena could activate and cancel her Ult warm-up to basic attack faster.
SMITE Titanium Tracker Xbalanque Skin
Titanium Tracker Xbalanque, exclusive, Divine Uprising event
Camazotz
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes Camazotz would gain vision of unintended targets for extended periods of time.
Hachiman
  • Fixed an issue where his death animation would not play correctly if he died while on his horse.
Kumbhakarna
  • Fixed an issue where Ares or Da Ji could pull enemies out of Epic Uppercut and put them in a broken state.
The Morrigan
  • Gold gains while transformed should now properly display on the UI.
  • Added extra functionality to prevent or reduce the chances of the bug occurring where she has no abilities for a short time after transforming.
  • Fixed an issue where the player camera would jump across the map for a brief time when transforming through her ultimate.
Heatsink Pele Skin SMITE
Heatsink Pele, exclusive, Divine Uprising event collection reward

Balance changes

Item balance

New Item: Berserker’s Shield

  • 1700g
  • +25 Physical Power
  • +15 Physical Protection
  • +15% Attack Speed
  • PASSIVE – Hitting an enemy with a Basic Attack restores 1% Health and Mana. Basic Attacks that hit all enemies in melee range restore 0.5% Health and Mana on every enemy after the first.

Gem of Isolation Nerf

  • Decreased Health from 250 to 200

Mystical Mail Buff

  • Now provides 20% Crowd Control Reduction

Rage Buff

  • Decreased Cost from 2500 to 2400

Talisman of Energy Buff

  • Decreased Cost from 2250 to 2150.

God balance

Agni Nerf

Rain Fire

  • Decreased damage from 160/195/230/265/300 to 140/180/220/260/300

Ah Puch Nerf

Undead Surge

  • Increased Cooldown from 12s to 14s

Corpse Explosion

  • Decreased initial damage from 90/110/130/150/170 to 60/70/80/90/100
  • This change was in update 5.13 but was not included in update notes

Empty the Crypts

  • Increased Cooldown from 90 to 100

Apollo Buff

Serenade

  • Increased Mesmerize duration from .7/1.1/1.5/1.9/2.3s to 1.1/1.4/1.7/2.0/2.3s.
The Moves
  • Increased Movement Speed from 5/10/15/20/25% to 15/17.5/20/22.5/25%
Chaac Buff
Overflow
  • In addition to allowing the next ability cast to cost 0 mana when fully stacks, whatever ability is fired to consume the stacks has its cooldown reduced by 2s.

Sun Wukong Buff

Magic Cudgel

  • Increased Bonus Damage to Minions and Jungle Camps from 25% to 30%

Master’s Will

  • Decreased Cooldown from 12s to 10s

72 Transformations

  • Increased Damage of Ox form 50/90/130/170/210 to 70/105/140/175/210

Poseidon Buff

Tidal Surge

  • Fixed an issue with Tidal Surge’s moving deployable which caused its collision height to be shorter than intended

Release the Kraken

  • Normalized the knock-up height of this ability from 300/325/350/375/400 to 375 at all ranks
  • Poseidon should now be able to hit an enemy knocked up by Release the Kraken with Tidal Surge

 PTS and release date

The public test server is already live for the weekend with the official release date for the patch to be confirmed at a later date (most likely, Tuesday, September 4 if the patch follows the usual schedule).

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