SMITE: Some Nerfs Implemented in Bonus Update 9.6

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A minor patch for the MOBA game SMITE is now available on all platforms. Bonus Update 9.6 implements some nerfs to certain gods, including the newly released Lancelot, Chernobog, and Nemesis.

It seems players really love using Lancelot, so much so that the developers felt the need to tone his damage down a bit. This was done by nerfing two of Lancelot’s abilities in Bonus Update 9.6. Piercing Thrust’s base damage per hit is decreased to 50/90/130/170/210. Moreover, the damage of the second swing from Lancelot’s Skilled Strikes ability is down to 70/110/150/190/230.

Another god in SMITE nerfed in this patch is Nemesis. Specifically, her Divine Judgement ability saw a rise in strength due to all gods receiving higher HP and physical protections. The devs balanced things out by reducing the bonuses provided by Divine Judgement a little bit.

The Lord of Darkness Chernobog has risen in popularity as well. Thus, the developers toned his burst damage potential down slightly and cut down the movement speed bonus provided by his Living Nightmare ultimate.

The full changelog can be found below:

  • Crystallized Curses
    • Decreased Detonate Base Damage from 50/80/110/140/170 to 40/70/100/130/160
    • Decreased Detonate Physical Power Scaling from 80% to 70%
  • Living Nightmare
    • Decreased Bonus Movement Speed from 30% to 25%
  • Bladed Arrow
    • Decreased Base Damage from 80/130/180/230/280 to 60/110/160/210/260
  • Invigorate
    • Decreased Movement Speed from 20/25/30/35/40% to 20/22.5/25/27.5/30
  • Divine Judgement
    • Decreased Protections Debuff from 30% to 25%
    • Decreased Protections Self Buff from 30% to 25%
    • Decreased Movement Slow from 15/15/20/20/25% to 10/10/15/15/20%
    • Decreased Movement Speed Self Buff from 15/15/20/20/25% to 10/10/15/15/20%
  • Fastest God Alive
    • Decreased the Physical Power bonus on his next Basic Attack from 0.08% per unit traveled to 0.06% (Decreases max damage from 40% to 30%)
  • Sonic Boom
    • Increased Cooldown to 100 seconds
Ah Muzen Cab
  • Stinger
    • Increased cooldown to 100 seconds
  • General
    • Decreased base damage from 35/45/55/65/75 to 30/40/50/60/70
  • One True God Athena
  • Bok Bok Borus
  • Combo Breaker Terra
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SMITE Bonus Update 9.6 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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