Hi-Rez Studios released new information about SMITE's newest character Awilix, the Mayan Goddess of the Night, today and gave us some insight on her character design and abilities. You can read the Q&A with the devs on their developer insight page of their website.
Awilix will fill the role of an Assassin and what is interesting about her, is that she is bringing elements to the game that have never been seen before.
Probably the biggest part of her kit is her pet Panther, Suku. She can activate an ability which allows her to mount Suku and ride her around the map. This gives her the highest base movement speed of any Assassin in the game. This is going to be great for rotations and also for escapes. The downside is that her strafing speed is reduced.
The other big part of her kit is her Ultimate ability, which brings a game changing element to SMITE. She has the ability a god that is leaping or knocked up in the air towards her. There are tons of gods in the game like Odin, Neith and Bakasura who have leaps which help them escape danger. These abilities are also incredibly annoying and I am so happy that we have someone that will finally be able to shut them down.
Here is a rundown of her abilities.
Check back this weekend as a new patch is planned for the game next week and the full patch notes will be released tomorrow. Please please please nerf Ao Kuang.