Smite update 5.8 patch notes are now available. According to the official Smite 5.8 patch notes, the new update comes with new Slavic god – Chernobog and various other new god skins. Smite patch 5.8 also kick off Divine Uprising event, where devs will unveil upcoming plans to release 3 new pantheons into the game. In addition, the update includes various character and game balancing changes.

Check out more details below.

Smite 5.8 Patch Notes

NEW GOD – CHERNOBOG – LORD OF DARKNESS

Passive – Heart of Cold – Every successful Basic Attack impales the enemy with a brittle crystal. Upon reaching 3 stacks of Heart of Cold, the enemy explodes for extra damage in an area around them.

Damage : 15% + (1% * your level) of your Total Basic Attack Power

Crystallized Curses – Chernobog conjures a large crystal of curses and hurls it at the target location dealing damage on landing. After several seconds the crystalline curses explode dealing damage again and rooting any enemy in the area. The crystal can be detonated early by firing at it with Vicious Barrage.

Damage (Initial) : 50/80/110/140/170 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Damage (Explosion) : 50/80/110/140/170 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Root Duration : 1s
Mana Cost : 60/65/70/75/80
Cooldown : 15/14/13/12/11s

Vicious Barrage – Active: Chernobog fires an enlarged crystal shard that can pierce enemies and deals damage like a basic attack. This applies a single stack of Heart of Cold to all enemies it passes through and instantly detonates Crystallized Curses. Chernobog gains increased Attack Speed for several seconds after using this ability.

Damage : 100% of your Basic Attack Damage
Attack Speed Increase : 30/40/50/60/70%
Duration : 3/3.5/4/4.5/5s
Mana Cost : 80/85/90/95/100
Cooldown : 12s

Into Darkness – Dash forward with your wings in a shadowy form, dealing damage to enemies on the way and slowing them. If you collide with any wall, you connect with it becoming a shadow on the wall for a few seconds. You are unable to be hit or targeted during this time. You gain a second dash to leave the wall or can cancel the ability to leave early.

Damage : 60/75/90/105/120 (+45% of your Physical Power)
Slow : 25%
Slow Duration : 2s
Mana Cost : 70
Cooldown : 18/17/16/15/14s

Ultimate – Living Nightmare – During a brief channeling period, Chernobog summons shadows at the location of all enemies that apply a stacking Slow and last for 8s. Chernobog can select any of his shadow clones to fly towards. Once he reaches the location he takes the place of his shadow, refreshing his cooldowns, as well as temporarily obtaining damage mitigations, extra movement speed and every attack triggers Heart of Cold.

Damage Mitigation : 20/25/30/35/40%
Movement Speed : 30%
Bonus Stat Duration : 6s
Mana Cost : 80/90/100/110/120
Cooldown : 110s

DIVINE UPRISING EVENT

  • Unlock all of the rewards in a chapter to unlock an exclusive skin! For the Slavic Chapter the ultimate reward will be Cosmic Chernobog.
  • Unlock all of the rewards in all three chapters to unlock the limited Tier 5 Draconic Bellona!

MISC

New FREE Gods
  • These Gods will be unlocked for all players starting in Smte 5.8 update.
    • Kukulkan
    • Nemesis
    • Bellona
    • Ares
    • Artemis
Tutorial Update
  • The Intro map, Basic Tutorial and Arena Tutorial have been combined into a single tutorial level.
New Cosmetics
  • Slavic Fountain Skin
  • Slaivc Loading Frame
  • Merica! Global Emote
Awesome Chest
  • New Additions to the Awesome Chest
    • Playmaker Ne Zha
    • Oblivion Hound Cerberus
    • Oblivion Queen Discordia
Fantasy Points Store
  • New Additions to the Fantasy Points Store
    • La Roca Hercules
    • Star Tamer Bastet
    • PrivaTyr Tyr

ITEM BALANCE

EVOLVED WARRIOR’S BLESSING
According to the official Smite update 5.8 patch notes, Warrior’s Blessing seemed to pale in comparison to the other Blessings so we brought up its power to make it more attractive. Throughout Season 5 this item has dominated the solo lane, keeping its owner healthy while warriors who choose other options fall behind. After seeing its continued success and power it brings over the course of the game, we are reverting one of the buffs from that patch.
  • Decreased protections gained from evolving this item from 15/15 to 10/10
SOUL REAVER
Mage itemization underwent many changes at the start of this season. We buffed many items to help balance out the loss of the Rod of Tahuti passive, one of which was Soul Reaver. We are partially reverting this change as mage builds have settled down. This item is intended to have high burst potential and that feature should come at a hefty cost.
  • Increased cost from 2650 to 2750
STONE OF FAL
When purchased, Stone of Fal provides powerful anti-burst defence. However at a high gold cost, a long cooldown on the effect, and a high trigger threshold it became a very risky pickup that could put you behind. We are reworking the passive to trigger most reliably against multiple ability bursts while lowering the cost to make it more affordable as a defensive pickup.
  • Decreased Cost from 2500 to 2300
  • NEW PASSIVE
    • Anytime you would be dealt more than 20% of your Max Health by a single Magical ability, that damage is instead reduced by 10%. This effect has no cooldown.
ONI HUNTER’S GARB
Oni Hunter’s Garb had an all or nothing passive, making its use cases very restrictive. We have redesigned it to provide smaller amounts of damage mitigation for every enemy god around you up to 3. This lets it reach a similar amount of strength as the old passive but contribute smaller effects with only 1 or 2 enemy gods nearby.
  • NEW PASSIVE
    • For each enemy god within 55 units of you, you gain a stack of 2% damage mitigation. This caps at 3 stacks.
GOD BALANCE
ACHILLES
The Hero of the Trojan War has been a very popular pick and ban since his ability to join Ranked and SPL matches. His early pressure combined with a strong Crowd Control allows him to quickly overpower opponents, even if his late game isn’t at the same level of other picks. We are reducing the spread damage he gets with Shield of Achilles, while reducing the double-tap damage from Combat Dodge. These should help lower the early pressure he brings and allow players to bring him to the mid and late game where his Achilles’ Heel really shows.
SHIELD OF ACHILLES
  • According to the official Smite update 5.8 patch notes, the new update decreased the damage to targets in the outer cone from 80% to 70%
COMBAT DODGE
  • Decreased Damage from 65/105/145/185/225 to 55/95/135/175/215
APHRODITE
Aphrodite’s Kiss requires constant management. Players must balance the ability between kissing their allies to quickly heal or stunning enemies and take an increased cooldown. We want to help Aphrodite players have more control over a fight by allowing them to switch targets much more quickly, allowing Aphrodite to save allies just in time with heals or her ultimate and then quickly follow up by stunning an enemy.
KISS
  • Decreased Cooldown of this ability if you hit an ally from 3s to 1s
GUAN YU
Guan Yu’s hit chain has some unique animations that feel like they should have specific effects other gods have on theirs. His third hit which is a large swipe will now cleave enemies in the area, and the final hit which is a long forward strike will now have longer attack range. Along with this is passive is getting a tweak, allowing him to maintain maximum stacks as long as he stays in combat. As a god that is known for his extended fighting capability due to his low cooldowns, he now has a passive that matches that playstyle.
BASIC ATTACKS
  • The third hit of Guan Yu’s hit chain now cleaves.
  • The last hit of Guan Yu’s hit chain range has been increased from 12 to 16.
  • The first two hits of Guan Yu’s hit chain have remain unchanged.

PAINLESS

  • Stacks now only reset when out of combat, rather than being consumed by a single ability
KHEPRI
Khepri has been having a hard time protecting his teammates lately. Solar Flare should be a strong poke and setup crowd control but it struggles to threaten and control enemies. We are bringing up the root duration while also increasing the late game power of this ability, bringing him more inline with other supports.
SOLAR FLARE
  • Increased Root duration from 1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6/1.7s to 1.5/1.6/1.7/1.8/1.9s
  • Smite patch 5.8 update increased Damage from 50/100/150/200/250 to 60/115/170/225/280
KUZENBO
Kuzenbo is seeing a shift to reduce some of the frustration when fighting him (Shell Spikes), while allowing the other abilities of his kit to shine through. Shell Spike’s damage reflect is being reduced, but the cooldown reduction per tick of Shell Spikes on NeNe Kappa will also apply to Sumo Slam. His ability to control enemies in a teamfight will be heavily influenced by how many times he can reflect damage. Additionally, Water Bowl is seeing an increase in damage mitigation. Smart Kuzenbo players can maximize this mitigation to really get into the middle of a fight and cause disruption with relative safety.
WATER BOWL
  • Increased Damage reduction per stack from 1% to 1.5%
    • As a result, Maximum Damage Reduction increased from 10% to 15%
SHELL SPIKES
  • According to the official Smite 5.8 patch notes, the new update decreased Damage Reflected from 20/25/30/35/40% to 10/15/20/25/30%
  • Decreased Mana cost from 50/55/60/65/70 to 50 at all ranks
  • This ability now decreases the cooldown of Sumo Slam as well as NeNe Kappa by the same amount
NEMESIS
Back in Season 4 Nemesis was adjusted to improve her weak early game and fix her inability to contribute to a fight outside of her ultimate. These changes were successful for her at the time, but with Season 5 the Meta has shifted and Nemesis benefits greatly from it. Fast jungle clear and higher bases damage are even more important than before. We have adjusted her a few times in Season 5, as well as some items she uses, but she still has a strong early presence that translates into a strong late game. We are bringing down the base damage of her primary clear tool, Slice and Dice. This should make her more comparative to other junglers in terms of clear speed while also lowering her mid to late game burst potential.
SLICE AND DICE
  • Decreased Damage from 50/80/110/140/170 to 40/70/100/130/160
TERRA
Terra has been rockin’ it since the ultimate rework, showing how impactful her aggressive frontline playstyle can be. However, the swing she brings to a teamfight is very difficult to deal with. We are reducing the damage mitigation/amplification swing in half to give teams a strong opportunity to engage against Terra while giving high level players the ability to quickly focus down Monolith. Terra players will have a harder time dancing around Monolith before needing to decide to break it or flee.
MONOLITH
  • Decreased amount of hits it takes to destroy Monolith from 5 to 3
EARTHEN FURY
  • Decreased Damage Mitigation from 10% to 5%
  • Decreased Damage Amplification from 10% to 5%
THOR
In our last round of changes we focused on improved clear through Berserker Barrage, but these changes did not help him enough in that department. In most cases, Berserker Barrage is not the correct ability to take for level 1 jungle clear. Mjolnir’s Attunement is getting a buff towards minion and jungle camp clear, allowing the return hit to deal more more damage. This makes it clearly the best option for his early jungle pathing.
MJOLNIR’S ATTUNEMENT
  • Increased the amount of damage the return hammer deals to minions from 50% to 80%
VAMANA
Vamana suffers from very high mana costs, limiting his ability to trade in lane and causing him to mostly focus on wave clear. We want to allow him to have the same flexibility with his abilities as other Warriors do.
CLEAR THE PATH
  • Decreased Mana cost from 70/75/80/85/90 to 70 at all ranks
ARMORED UMBRELLA
  • Decreased Mana cost from 60/70/80/90/100 to 60/65/70/75/80
UMBRELLARANG
  • Decreased Mana cost from 60/70/80/90/100 to 60/65/70/75/80
XBALANQUE
Xbalanque relied on getting kills to activate his passive which resulted in very high variability and frustration if teammates happened to take the last hit. Xbalanque should have control over his ability to stack his passive through his own play. Dawn Of Night now stacks off Xbalanque’s player damage dealt, allowing him to more reliably reach his maximum stacks assuming he can aggress the enemy team successfully. Rising Jaguar is also getting a mana cost reduction in the late game when he wants to spend more mana on Branching Bolas.
DEAD OF NIGHT
  • This ability now stacks off of player damage dealt instead of kills. Every 1000 damage dealt by Xbalanque will provide him with 1 stack.
RISING JAGUAR
  • According to the official Smite 5.8 patch notes, the new update decreased Mana Cost from 60/70/80/90/100 to 60/65/70/75/80.

The Smite 5.8 update will soon roll out on PlayStation 4 and PC.