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    Smite Update 9.3 Patch Notes (Heavenly Light) – Official

    Smite Update 9.3 will soon roll out on PS4, PC, and Xbox One players. According to the official Smite 9.1 patch notes, the latest update added quality of life changes, new improvements, fixes and more. Apart from this, Smite patch 9.3 also includes performance fixes.

    Previously, a big update added new features and a long list of bug fixes.

    Unfortunately, players are experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s Smite update 9.3 will fix a few of these issues. Read full details here.

    Smite Season 9.3 Release Date and Time

    The new Smite update 9.3 (Heavenly Light) will release on March 22nd, 2022.

    What is new in Smite 9.3 Patch Notes?

    QUALITY OF LIFE
    General
    • All items in the Viewer Store will now rotate every 2 weeks
      • Once at Main Update Release time
      • Once at Bonus Update Release time
      • One more time on any 6 Week Updates
    Custom Matches
    • Creating Custom Games
      • Pre-Saved Defaults
        • Players can now choose these options as a starting point to more quickly create custom games in common configurations:
          • Competitive Conquest (SPL and Scrim format)
            • Play Conquest with drafting to practice, coordinate, and compete in competitive games!
          • Ranked (All-Ban draft format)
            • Play Conquest with bans to mimic a true ranked experience!
          • Infinite Assault
            • Cast abilities to your heart’s content in Asgard as all of the costs have been removed!
          • Omnipotence
            • Sling spells freely and frequently in this battle for ultimate control over Olympus!
          • Grab Bag
            • Spend your way to victory in this fast-paced Conquest match before the enemy can adapt!
          • Cup Runneth Over
            • Wealth and resources abound in an endgame battle in the Arena!
          • Joust the Two of Us
            • Join up with a friend and defend the Joust lane in this close-quarter combat!
      • Player Pick Setting has new options
        • All-Pick
          • Players on the same team can lock in duplicate gods
        • Enemy Pick
          • Players pick the team that their opponents will play
      • New Advanced Options that players can now modify
        • Mana Costs
        • Base Cooldown Reduction
        • Max Cooldown Reduction
        • Gold Spooling
        • XP Spooling
        • Starting Arena Ticket Count
    • Browsing Custom Matches
      • You will now be able to see Map and pick/ban type on the list while browsing to join custom games
    UI
    • Home Screen
      • The background environment art has been updated for Season 9
    • Order and Chaos Lobbies
      • The background environment art has been updated for Season 9
    • Item Shop
      • Selecting a bought relic in your inventory will now route you to that Relic’s tree, as opposed to the all Relic view
    New Tier 5 Skin – Queen of Cards Izanami
    • General
      • This tier 5 skin has 4 forms – Hearts, Spades, Diamonds, Clubs
      • Izanami changes forms when she uses her “Fade Away” ability, it always cycles in the order described above
      • This skin has a special emote or VXG – it does not cause her to change forms
      • This skins special emote has a built in quest system and upgrade system
    • Emote Upgrade Quest
      • Every time Izanami gets a kill or assist she will draw 4 cards.
      • These will appear behind her god model facing the player camera
      • If the cards are a 4 of a kind match, she will unlock an upgraded special emote for the form she is currently in
      • The upgraded special emote will be an entirely different animation
      • The upgrades special emote will also toggle on or off additional material and particle FX on that form each time that it is used
      • Players will need to complete this quest 4 times, one for each form
      • All progress is permanent and tracked across any number of normal or ranked matches, once you unlock a form’s special emote, you will have access to it forever.
      • If you toggle on a form’s special FX, it will remain on that form forever across multiple matches until toggled off by using that emote again.
    SMITE BIRTHDAY EVENT
    With Update 9.3 we are also super excited to be hosting an amazing SMITE Birthday Art Event! There will be a wide variety of prizes for participating in the event each day, including Boosters, Gems, and some amazing Community art Cosmetics!
    Community Avatars
    • An Animated Nox Avatar by BupiDiBup
    • A  Cthulhu Avatar by hemily279
    Community Jump Stamps
    • A Cliodhna Jump Stamp by UltravioletReya
    • A Danzaburou Jump Stamp by Loxinen
    Community Global Emotes
    • A Achilles Global Emote by FunkieDealer
    • A Khepri Global Emote by CheselthC
    BUG FIXES
    UI
    • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in the end of match lobby new acquisitions screen  (fix already live)
    • Fixed an issue where PC version of the new end of match lobby acquisition screen would sometimes show controller button prompts  (fix already live)
    • Fixed an issue where Ranked leaderboards would display the wrong player at the number one spot (fix already live)
    • Fixed an issue where players names in Streamer Mode would be shown in the system text and notifications when getting kills or being killed.
    General Gameplay
    • Fixed an issue when picking up an Offering in Conquest would grant enemies mana regeneration
    • Jungle Camp Vision Rules
      • These are being restated to clarify the intended mechanics and how they relate to bug fixes in this update
      • A player should gain complete timer information of the Jungle Camps when:
        • For enemy-side camps on the map:
          • the player, one of their teammates, or a friendly ward gained vision of the camp location at the exact moment the camp dies (the last remaining monster is killed)
        • For neutral camps and friendly-side camps:
          • the player, one of their teammates, or a friendly ward gained vision of the camp location anytime after the camp was completely cleared (all monsters are dead and preparing to respawn)
            • This is includes Boss camps (Gold Furies, Pyromancer, Fire Giant)
      • A player will gain partial information where they see no timer but will see the icon appear on the map at the time it respawns when:
        • For enemy-side camps
          • the player, one of their teammates, or a friendly ward gained vision of the camp location anytime after the camp was completely cleared.
    • Jungle Buff Vision Bug Fixes
      • Fixed an issue where players could get full timers for camps even though they didn’t see them cleared (fix in hotfix already live)
      • Fixed an issue where players would not get full timers on jungle bosses even though their allies could (fixed in 9.3 main)
    Gods
    • Mulan
      • Fixed an issue where her Grapple targeter would indicate it could pull to walls but would not hit. This targeter should be much more accurate now.
    • Terra
      • Fixed an issue where some invisible collision could linger after collapsing her Crushing Earth
    • Eset
      • Fixed an issue where her Ultimate would auto detonate on death. This ability won’t refire until the end of the duration or re-activate manually, which can be done even while dead
    • Charybdis
      • Fixed an issue where Magi’s Cloak would not trigger or immune the knockback from her ultimate
    • Tiamat Issues
      • Updated text on her Passive and Ruination Ability to match actual in game values
    • Cliodhna
      • Fixed the text on Flickering Visions to describe the right mana costs
      • Updated text on her Ultimate, Tear the Veil, to make the various damage amounts dealt by the ability more clearly described
    • Shiva
      • Hotfixed Friday 2/25:
        • Emblazoned Sweep
          • Fixed an issue with fire ring dealing persistent damage
          • Fixed Shiva sometimes becoming invisible
        • Damaru’s Tempo
          • Fixed double damage issue from knocked up targets
        • Pillar of Dawn
          • Fixed instance crash related to Shiva dying at a particular time.
      • Will be fixed in main 9.3 patch:
        • Pillar of Dawn
          • Fixed an issue where this ability could sometimes not allow Shiva to use the 2nd dash of this ability
          • Fixed an issue where Shiva could get into a bad state if interrupted out of the 2nd dash of this ability
    Items
    • Calamitous Rod of Tahuti
      • Fixed an issue where the text of this item still stated 1.5s delay on the meteor even though it was buffed to be 1s
    • Magic Shell Relic (All forms)
      • Fixed an issue where both Shell icons would appear on the buff bar even though the 2nd one used would have no effect. Multiple Shells cannot stack and are not intended to stack
    • Meditation Cloak Relic (All forms)
      • Fixed an issue where this item would appear to be activating but not actually apply its healing effects until it was reactivated at a later time
    • Nimble Rod of Tahuti
      • Fixed an issue where this item would not provide the correct attack speed conversion if bought while dead
    • Seer of the jungle
      • Fixed an issue where this item’s passive was not triggering on camps marked by the obelisk to provide offerings
    BALANCE – LIVE WITH THE 9.3 UPDATE MARCH 22
    Game Modes

    Conquest

    • Conquest Towers
      • Tier 1 and 2 Towers
        • Increased Base Damage Dealt to Enemy Gods by 10%
          • Damage dealt to minions is unchanged
      • Obelisk
        • Decreased The Sight Radius that the Obelisk provides from 30 units to 20 units
        • Increased the amount of time it takes to steal an offering from 3s to 4s
      • Nagas
        • These no longer provide team gold
        • Fixed an issue where these monsters level scaling was not capping appropriately
        • These will now be marked on the Mini Map and have the proper visual FX to convey that drop Offerings

    Arena

    • Decrease Gold and XP spooling from 12 to 11

    Items

    GENERAL
    Glyphs have had a big impact on SMITE across all modes and gods. These new special items seem to be generating a lot of excitement and people are eager to see more released. As we plan Glyphs for the future, most likely Mid-Season, we wanted to go ahead and implement this balance safety measure early. Each god will only be able to own one item in its Glyphed form at a time.
    • Each player can now only buy 1 Glyph total

    AMULET OF SILENCE
    This Glyph boasted a powerful effect, but was often hard to apply. With this change it should be much more useful, ensuring that it silences an enemy god much more consistently.
    • This item will now only trigger and consume the cooldown if it successfully applies to an enemy god

    THORNS OF OVERGROWTH
    We are always careful with Thorns Relics, possibly in Season 9 we were a bit too careful and both versions seem to be on the lower end in both popularity and performance. We are boosting the radius of Thorns of Overgrowth to make increase the chances the additional effects are applied, while also increasing the duration of Thorns of Sapping Strength to give them both a much needed buff.
    • Increased the radius of the bonus buffs from 40 units to 55 units

    THORNS OF SAPPING STRENGTH
    • Increased the duration from 2s to 3s

    BRACER OF ILLUMINATION
    Well we already used the “Wards Win Games” line, but it can’t hurt to say it again right? This Relic provides a very unique ward that can potentially gather a lot more vision than normal, but it does come at the cost of a Relic slot, so we are increasing its vision gaining abilities to help it compete.
    • Decreased Cooldown from 100s to 90s
    • Increased the Range on the Patrolling Ward from 60 to 80
    • Increased the Speed by 15% from its current speed

    BERSERKER’S SHIELD
    A major feature of this SMITE update comes in the form of Berserker’s Shield being reworked, as well as a series of other Warrior Item balance changes. This shield is single handedly driving the meta in both the Jungle and the Solo lane. It has given life to a lot of new gods in solo, which is great, but it’s also keeping a lot of the same gods OP in the jungle and encouraging them to build tankier than we would like. Our goal with this rework is to move the item specifically toward the Solo Lane. It’s losing a lot of its aggressive states, specifically % Penetration and its passive, and instead picking up more elements of survivability.
    Warriors and Assassins often benefit from the same items, but we are trying to make a more specific stat set between Jungle items and Solo items, with this patch focusing on a series of buffs toward the Solo Lane specifically. We will continue to keep a close eye on Junglers and we will continue to make changes to items and gods to encourage Assassins to play in that role, and to build into higher Power and Penetration builds when they do.
    • 2400 gold
    • +30 Physical Power
    • +60 Physical Protection
    • +25% Attack Speed
    • +15 HP5
    • PASSIVE – If you drop below 40% Health you become Berserk for 5s. Berserk provides 7% Damage Mitigation. Can only occur once every 15 seconds.
    • Can Now be built by all physical gods

    ASI
    • Updated text to clarify how it functions differently than Berserker’s Shield
      • Asi will reactivate immediately upon taking or dealing a hit while at low HP once it comes off cooldown, Berserkers only triggers at the time you cross into low HP, and will not reactivate unless you heal up and drop below again.
    • While below 35% Health, you gain an additional 30% Physical Lifesteal for 5 seconds. Can only occur once every 15 seconds.

    BLACKTHORN HAMMER
    • Increased Physical Power from 25 to 30

    SPIKED SHIELD
    • Decreased Cost from 1600 to 1400
    • Add 50 Health
    • Void Shield still costs 2600

    GLADIATOR’S SHIELD
    • Increased Health from 200 to 250

    (STARTER) LEATHER COWL
    Hunters are seeing a few small buffs, first with an increase in power to Leather Cowl. This item has become overshadowed by other starter options and it feels reasonable to match its power to them. It provides a very different effect than Death’s Toll, so even at comparable power the two should create different builds and be better on different gods.
    • Increased Physical Power from 15 to 20

    (UPGRADE) LEADER’S COWL
    • Increased Physical Power from from 40 to 50

    QIN’S SAIS
    This one is always a bit scary to buff, but we want to give Hunters a small edge toward tank shredding, and this is the primary item for that goal. We will start small with this item and then see where we need to go in future patches after the nerfs to Mages and shifts to Warriors hit the battleground.
    • Decreased Cost from 2700 to 2600

    JOTUNN’S FEROCITY
    Of the two Glyphs on this tree, Vigor has shown itself to be the more powerful. Ferocity can provide some impressive stats but it’s also significantly harder to apply, so we are decreasing the cooldown considerably to ensure that
    • Decreased this item’s internal cooldown from 60s to 30s

    KATANA
    Assassins get another buff through cost decreases across the Katana tree. The Tier 1 item has an especially hard time competing with Tier 1 Mace, so we are buffing its cost to help that. That cost increase will translate up the tree to the Tier 2 and a selection of Tier 3 items. Golden Blade is avoiding the cost buff because it is so cheap already, and Serrated edge is going unbuffed because of how strong and popular it already is. But the other Katanas will enjoy their new discounts.
    • Decreased Cost from 650 to 600

    THOUSAND FOLD BLADE
    • Decreased Cost from 1300 to 1250

    STONE CUTTING SWORD
    • Decreased Cost from 2250 to 2200

    HASTENED KATANA
    • Decreased Cost from 2500 2450

    SERRATED EDGE
    • Will remain at the current total cost by increasing the gold it takes to upgrade them from T2 to T3

    GOLDEN BLADE
    • Will remain at the current total cost by increasing the gold it takes to upgrade them from T2 to T3

    JADE EMPEROR’S CROWN
    This item was quickly and heavily changed in PTS to prevent Guardians from taking over the Solo Lane. This was successful, but the item seems to be left in a weaker spot than intended. We are buffing its Health and Passive to give it an extra boost in Support builds or specific counter-build scenarios.
    • Increased Health from 300 to 350
    • Increased Power Debuff from 10% to 15%

    ONI HUNTER’S GARB
    This item provides a strong effect for getting into the fray with multiple opponents, but its base stats are a little lackluster. We are increasing the base health on this item to give it a nice little boost even when facing only 1 opponent.
    • Increased Health from 100 to 200
    Gods
    HE BO
    His lower body is made of water, so there’s no reason why He Bo couldn’t be more fluid in his movements. For years this god had been heavily limited by a self root which is pretty punishing for a high risk high reward god like He Bo. This should give him a lot more flexibility to poke and gank without actually upping his damage numbers.

    WATERSPOUT
    • Removed the self root on He Bo while firing this ability
    POSEIDON
    We have seen this god make a splash in a few different roles, with even attack speed and jungle Poseidon looking strong in Season 9. We are going very light on buffs with him and targeting only a few exceedingly high mana costs.

    TRIDENT
    • Mana cost reduced from 65/70/75/80/85 to 55/60/65/70/75

    RELEASE THE KRAKEN
    • Mana cost reduced from 100/110/120/130/140 to 100 at all ranks
    BARON SAMEDI
    Similar to He Bo, Baron puts a lot of restrictions on himself. Especially during this Ultimate where he moves much slower. We are speeding him up as well as adding more damage per tick to make sure Baron can get the most out of his Ultimate.

    LIFE OF THE PARTY
    • Decreased Self Slow from 60% to 40%
    • Increased Tick damage scaling from 6% of your Magical Power to 8%
    SERQET
    We are trying something totally new with Serqet – a “Rebalance”! This Goddess is an Assassin, but has been played at the top levels of SMITE mostly as a Support (or as a full tank even in the Jungle). She is also relatively low in popularity and performance in all other skill levels. We wanted to do something big to her balance position, without changing the kit too much with the goal of making her a worse tank and a better burst Assassin. The result has been changes to damage across the entire kit, losing base damage on every ability and increasing scaling. There are also a few key targeted shifts in the kit, such as decreasing her leap range back to the game-wide standard, and giving her mitigations while ulting to make it less risky. We are looking forward to player feedback and the gameplay data on this unique initiative. Hopefully we can see Serqet be a potent Assassin in the Jungle again!

    CATALYST
    • Shifted damage on a basic attack that consumes 2 poisons from 10% Max HP to 5% Max HP + 70% of your physical power
    • Shifted damage on a basic attack that consumes 3 poisons from 20% Max HP to 10% Max HP + 100% of your physical power

    DEATHBANE
    • Decreased Base Damage from 50/70/90/110/130 to 50/65/80/95/110
    • Increased Physical Power Scaling from 45% to 50% of your Physical Power per hit

    COBRA’S KISS
    • Decreased Base Damage from 50/75/100/125/150 to 40/55/70/85/100 per shot
    • Increased Physical Power Scaling from 50% to 70% per shot

    AMBUSH
    • Decreased Leap Range from 65 to 55
    • Decreased Base Damage from 80/140/200/260/320 to 80/125/170/215/260
    • Increase Physical Power Scaling from 70% to 90%

    LAST BREATH
    • Decreased Base Damage from 100/175/250/325/400 to 102/150/198/252/300
      • (new damage per tick across 6 ticks is 17/25/33/42/50)
    • Increased Physical Power Scaling from 80% to 120%
      • (new scaling per tick across 6 ticks is 20%)
    • While firing this ability Serqet will now gain 35% damage mitigation
    THOR
    The God of Thunder has been especially quiet lately. A while back we introduced a new mechanic to his Ultimate where he becomes imbued with lightning and able to do more follow up and AoE damage after crashing down. We would like to see that mechanic become a more important part of his kit, so we are increasing the base damage and the range on these extra damage triggers. This should give Thor more ways to follow up after dunking down on his opponents.

    ANVIL OF DAWN
    • Lightning Damage Increased from 15/25/35/45/55 to 20/30/40/50/60
    • Increased range on lightning arcs from 30 to 35
    CUPID
    This cherubic little god has fallen off in favor of some new buffed hunters. He was a dominant force last season and received a few well needed nerfs, but in looking at his pressure and laning power it’s becoming clear that he could use some of that back. We are applying a small damage buff to Heart Bomb, reverting a nerf he had previously to make sure this core damaging ability can be effective

    HEART BOMB
    • Increased Physical Power Scaling from 75% to 80% (10% increase total if hit by the initial and explosion)
    JING WEI
    The new explosive damage on Jing Wei’s stimmed basic attacks was an exciting idea, but we didn’t see very strong results from it. At least not yet. We still like the idea of these attacks being more powerful, and having better synergy with Crit, so we are buffing the same number yet again.

    EXPLOSIVE BOLTS
    • Increased Damage per Shot from 110% to 120% of Jing Wei’s Physical Power
    XBALANQUE
    Another non-traditional hunter gets a buff in this Update. Xbalanque, like Cupid and Jing Wei, focuses a lot on his basic attack damage. Poison Darts is his primary damaging ability but it has a lot of limitations, specifically being bodyblocked by minions. We are buffing its cooldown to give Xbalanque a better chance at hitting his opponents with a few darts.

    POISON DARTS
    • Decreased cooldown from 18/17/16/15/14s to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14
    YMIR
    Ymir buffs are best buffs for patch notes. So fun to write. Ymir fall off too hard after last nerfs, so time for buffs. Ymir focus on CC mostly, so buff that. Ymir be better Support now… YMIR!

    FROST BREATH
    • Decreased Cooldown from 16s to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14s
    XING TIAN
    The unstoppable god should live up to his name. Xing Tian likes to get into combat and stay there by sustaining himself through his HP5 passive, but another way he can boost his survivability is through hitting enemies with his leap to gain a protection buff. We want to draw more attention to this aspect of this ability, while also boosting Xing Tian’s tank stats.

    SKY CUTTING AXE
    • Increased Protection buff from 10/15/20/25/30 to 20/25/30/35/40
    • Increased Duration of the Protection buff from 3s to 4s
    CTHULHU
    The dreamer has returned to his slumber and we are doing our best to wake him up. We have been careful to not provide tanks with much more damage, but this ability from Cthulhu is especially close range and requires a lot of management on his passive to get the most out of it. This buff should help his lane phase considerably.

    SANITY BREAK
    • Increased Base Damage from 90/135/180/225/270 to 100/150/200/250/300
    CU CHULAINN
    Last but not least is the Rage driven warrior himself, Cu Chulainn. Bluestone meta has returned with no appearances from this god, which proved he was safe to buff. We were careful to buff his survivability and mobility, and not his damage output which can be especially punishing at early levels.

    BERSERK
    • Increased Health Shield from 10 +10 per level to 10 +15 per level

    SALMON’S LEAP / FURIOUS CHARGE
    • Decreased cooldown from 16s to 15s

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    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson mainly writes about game-related news and updates. He is a passionate gamer, music lover, and traveler.

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