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I am Sylvanus! New god coming in this weeks SMITE patch

by: Nathan -
More On: SMITE

It's that time again. New SMITE patch this week and this time around we are getting Sylvanus a brand new Guardian. 

Here is a rundown of his abilities. 

  • Nature’s Protection - Passive
    Enemies that successfully land a basic attack on Sylvanus have a 25% chance to be rooted for 1s. This may only happen once every 12s.
  • Verdant Growth
    Sylvanus throws a seed to a target location. If it hits an enemy they will take 80/100/120/140/160 + 35% of your magical power as damage and become rooted for 2s. If the seed lands on the ground, after 10s it will grow into a flower providing MP5 to nearby allies. The pod can be destroyed by basic attacks, exploding and releasing poisonous spores that reduce protections of nearby enemies 
  • Wisps
    Sylvanus releases wisps that seek out nearby allies and enemies. Allies are healed 25/35/45/55/65 +15% of your magical power every 1s for 5s and have their protections increased by 5/10/15/20/25 for 5s while enemies take 10,15,20,25,30 +10% of your magical power every 1s for 5s as damage over time.
  • Nature’s Grasp
    Sylvanus's treant launches his rooty hand out in front of him. The hand stops at the first enemy god hit, stunning them for 1s and pulling them back towards Sylvanus. 
  • Wrath of Terra
    Sylvanus's treant slams his large trunks into the ground causing large thorny roots to break out of the ground around him. Enemies hit are knocked up 

Sylvanus is unique in that he is the first Guardian in the game whose basic attack can go over a target. All of the ranged basic attacks in the game follow a straight line in front of your god. Sylvanus however throws a projectile in the air. This will be great for hitting targets that may be blocked by enemy minions or guards. 

We also got some new skins this week including "Pajama Party" Kumbhakarn, "Infinity Wave" He Bo, which is the newest Odyssey item and "Sugar and Spice" Hel. 

Also introduced in this patch is the much needed League qualifying. New players will have to participate in at least 10 qualifying matches to get them placed in a proper division and tier. This is a great addition as new player would often join league matches, not perform well and cause their team to lose, which isn't their fault since they don't really know what they are doing. Hey, practice makes perfect. 

Finally, your new free god rotation is Aphrodite, Geb, Anhur, Hercules and Fenrir. 

For the full list of patch notes including all of the buffs and nerfs (RIP Mercury) be sure to check out the full list on SMITE's official Reddit page.

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