SMITE 5.21 patch notes released: Celestial Domination

SMITE’s 5.12 patch notes are here.

The patch is called Celestial Domination and will bring a new Adventure mode of the same name. Other things for players to look forward to include new Odyssey items and other skins, balance changes and more.

Celestial Domination Adventure

Celestial Domination is a nod to SMITE’s old Domination game mode, which was removed during the PC beta in early 2014. The mode is played five versus five. Teams will capture and defend control points, the same way Domination is played in other games like Call of Duty. Controlling points is key to winning the game.

This Adventure’s currency is called Mystic Jewels. After finishing a match of Celestial Domination, players will be awarded Mystic Jewels, which can be spent on Mystic Jewel Chests. Some items can be exclusively gotten through the Mystic Jewel Chests.

Celestial Domination’s accompanying bundle contains the following:

  • Mystic Archer Artemis Skin (limited)
  • Mystic Archer Music Theme
  • Mystic Archer Ward Skin
  • 5 Odyssey Points
  • 2500 Mystic Jewels
  • 1 Gold Key
Mystic Archer Artemis SMITE Skin
Mystic Archer Artemis (limited)

Continuation of Hera’s Odyssey

The yearly Odyssey event is still running in the background. In patch 5.21, three new skins will be added with one pedestal that can be earned as a collection reward.

  • Darkblade Pele (exclusive)
  • Righteous Hammer Chaac (exclusive)
  • Hera’s Peacock Fountain Skin (exclusive)
  • Hera’s Odyssey Pedestal

Other new skins

There are some other new skins unrelated to Hera’s Odyssey, including two skins chosen as the winners of SMITE’s community winter skin contest:

  • Curious Critter Ratatoskr (limited)
  • Plushie Khepri (exclusive)
  • Ice Queen Aphrodite (exclusive)
  • Winter’s Curse Cu Chulainn (exclusive)
  • Mystic Archer Artemis (already mentioned in Celestial Domination bundle)
Darkblade Pele SMITE Skin
Darkblade Pele (exclusive)

Chest additions

Awesome Chest

  • Hellscape Cernunnos
  • Nightbane Jing Wei
  • Half-Life Baron Samedi

Godlike Chest

  • Super Chill Bacchus
  • Crystal Gaze Medusa
  • SPF 666 The Morrigan

Patch 5.21 Fantasy Points Store rotation

  • Eldritch Ra
  • Harajuku Neith
  • Stargazer Anubis
Curious Critter Ratatoskr SMITE Skin
Curious Critter Ratatoskr (limited)

Project Olympus changes

Project Olympus was SMITE developer Hi-Rez Studios’ (now Titan Forge Studios’) initiative to make SMITE a better and more polished game. Titan Forge considers the following changes Project Olympus changes:

  • The Learn tab has been updated with a VGS Guide
  • Artemis’ Ability icons have been updated

Bug fixes

General bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where player stats were not populating on the Scoreboard

Skin bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Moonlit Scout Neith wasn’t properly playing her death FX
Plushie Khepri SMITE Skin
Plushie Khepri (exclusive)

UI bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the new login screen was not translated in certain languages
  • Fixed an issue where banned or suspended players could not see the duration of their punishment
  • Fixed an issue where the quest menu could go offscreen on certain resolutions

Console-specific bug fixes

  • Addressed an issue with the Controller disconnected message appearing during match lobby and end of match lobby transitions
    • The likelihood of this issue occurring has been significantly decreased

God bug fixes


  • Fixed an issue where Gods being grabbed or pulled after being hit by Artemis trap could be placed in an unintended location.


  • Fixed an issue where slow immune targets were also being immune to Polymorph
Ice Queen Aphrodite SMITE Skin
Ice Queen Aphrodite (exclusive)

Assault item balance changes

Titan Forge has made the decision to allow a couple stacking items — which historically have been restricted — in Assault. The items now allowed do not require the last hitting of minions. Anything that requires last hits is still banned.

The following items are now allowed in Assault:

  • Soul Eater
    • Bound Gauntlet
  • Gauntlet of Thebes

God balance

A few lesser-played gods are getting buffed, and top picks like Mercury and Erlang Shen are getting toned down.

Chronos Buff


  • Increase Base Health from 370 to 400
  • Increased Per Level Health from 70 to 75
Righteous Hammer Chaac SMITE Skin
Righteous Hammer Chaac (exclusive)

Cernunnos Buff

The Wild Hunt

  • Polymorphed targets are now slowed by 20%

Erlang Shen Nerf

Howling Celestial Dog

  • Decreased max health percent damage from 2% to 1% per hit

Fenrir Buff


  • Decreased Mana cost from 65/70/75/80/85 to 60/65/70/75/80

Seething Howl

  • Decreased Mana cost from 60/65/70/75/80 to 60 at all ranks


  • Decreased Mana cost from 70/75/80/85/90 to 60/65/70/75/80
Winters Curse Cu Chulainn SMITE Skin
Winter’s Curse Cu Chulainn (exclusive)

Freya Nerf

Northern Lights

  • Decreased Base Damage from 50/90/130/170/210 to 40/80/120/160/200

Mercury Nerf

Fastest God Alive

  • Reduced Power charged per passive stack from 0.1 to 0.08 (50% physical power increase down to 40% physical power increase)

Item balance

There are no item balance changes in patch 5.21, unless you count the few items now being allowed in Assault.

5.21 release date and PTS

The PTS is live now. If 5.21 follows the usual release schedule, the patch will go live the week of Nov. 12.

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