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SMITE is a free multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) and action real-time strategy (ARTS) game. The game was developed by Titan Forge Games and published by Hi-Rez Studios and is available on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch. It was officially released in March 2014.

SMITE gameplay allows you to choose from over a hundred collections of playable gods, immortals, and creatures from mythology in session-based arena combat. The game pits two teams of five players against each other in an attempt to destroy the enemy base relying on their strategy, quick thinking, fast reflexes, and deep understanding of the gods.

With lots of options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which of the god-like characters to choose from, what you get out of choosing them and why you should. It is important to know all about a god, not just because it would give you an edge while playing with them but it will also give you an idea of what to expect while playing against them.

A god can either be a 

1. Warrior

2. Mage 

3. Hunter

4. Guardian

5. Assassin

SMITE TIER list and what it means

Tier List is a ranking based system for all the gods in gameplay based on their performance in conquest and so may perform better or worse in other gameplay. 

Tier SS 

gods on this list are considered the most powerful of the lot. They have a landslide edge over their counterparts as they have little or no weakness and having one of them on your team is good.

Tier S 

Although less powerful than their S counterparts, they are still highly suggested and are the top choices for their role.

Tier A 

Usually picked because they are ‘safe’. Neither underpowered or overpowered. They are not the strongest of the Tiers but each has its uses.

Tier B 

To be able to use a B Tier god, you need a certain level of skill as they are generally powerful gods and so offer great rewards when used properly

Tier C

Characters in this niche are not considered viable in competitive play.

Tier D

The absolute worst characters to play, Tier D characters are also not considered viable in competitive play.

Gods 

The Tier list is often based on opinion and so you may not always agree with the characters placed on each Tier but the gods placed on the Tiers below are based on polls conducted in forums all over the internet.

TIER SS

Odin

The famous father of Thor, Odin is a warrior god that presides over Asgard where he is known as the bringer of war, a sage of wisdom and the keeper of souls slain in battle. Odin and Ymir were the first Norse gods introduced in this game. 

Pantheon: Norse

Type: Melee, Physical

Class: Warrior

Pros: High Crowd Control, High Area Damage

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Difficulty: Easy

Release date: May 31, 2012

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Bob Carter

Kukulkan 

Known by some as the serpent of the nine worlds, Kukulkan wears many faces, man and beast alike. He is the lord of death and rebirth. Kukulkan has been a free starter character for every new player account since May 15, 2018. Older accounts still have to unlock him.

Pantheon: Mayan

Type: Ranged, Magical

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Class: Mage

Pros: Pusher, High Area Damage

Difficulty: Easy

Release date: May 31, 2012

Favor Cost: 0 

Gems Cost: 0 

Voice actor: Clifford Chapin

Yemoja 

Goddess of the river and a doting mother to all her children; mortal or god, healing their sickness and taking away their sorrow with a touch. Yemoja destroys her enemies by turbulent floodwaters.

Pantheon: Yoruba

Type: Ranged, Magical

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Class: Guardian

Pros: High Sustain

Difficulty: Average

Release date: October 15, 2019

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200

Voice actor: Cassie Ewulu

 

 Heimdallr 

The sentry of the gods, Standing guard on Asgard awaiting the first sign of an enemy. He possesses the gift of foresight allowing him to predict his opponents moves before they occur. He was the last god released in 2019.

Pantheon: Norse

Type: Ranged, Physical

Class: Hunter

Pros: High Single Target Damage

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Difficulty: Hard

Release date: December 11, 2019

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Michael Schwalbe

Tier S Gods

 

Thor

Thor gains physical power for each enemy god within 30 units of him. With his inseparable hammer Mjolnir., he commands lightning from the sky and strength to move mountains. Thor is a free starter character for every account created since July 10, 2013,

Pantheon: Norse

Type: Melee, Physical

Class: Assassin

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Pros: High Single Target Damage, Medium Crowd Control

Difficulty: Hard

Release date: September 6, 2012

Favor Cost:(Free) 0 

Gems Cost:(Free) 0 

Voice actor: Bruce DuBose

AoKuang 

One of the four dragon gods, Ao Kuang is the dragon god of the Eastern sea and commands storms and tides with a flick of a claw.

Pantheon: Chinese

Type: Melee, Magical

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Class: Mage

Pros: High Single Target Damage

Difficulty: Hard

Release date: November 19, 2014

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200

Voice actor: Kaiji Tang

 

Ah Puch

Lord of the Ninth hell, He reveals himself at night with human eyes and a gruesome skull looking for a human to devour. Only those in agony and pain from the works of his servants are free from his touch.

Pantheon: Mayan

Type: Ranged, Magical

Class: Mage

Pros: High Area Damage

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Difficulty: Average

Release date: April 28, 2015

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Bruce Carey

 

King Arthur 

Son of Uther Pendragon, King and Warden of Camelot. With his sword, Excalibur, which is a mythical blade of divine power and his Mage, Merlin by his side, King Arthur has always brought back victory to Camelot.

Pantheon: Arthurian

Type: Melee, Physical

Class: Warrior

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Pros: High Crowd Control, High Area Damage

Difficulty: Average

Release date: January 7, 2019

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Xander Mobus

 

Athena 

Goddess of wisdom and patron god for all those who fight with dignity and only when there is no other alternative.

Pantheon: Greek

Type: Melee, Magical

Class: Guardian

Pros: High Crowd Control, High Defense

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Difficulty: Easy

Release date: June 5, 2013

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Kara Edwards

 

Hera 

Known throughout history as the queen of the gods. Married to Zeus and one of the twelve Olympians. Hera was the last god released in 2018.

 

Pantheon: Greek

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Type: Ranged, Magical

Class: Mage

Pros: High Area Damage, High Crowd Control

Difficulty: Average

Release date: October 15, 2018

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Lydia Mackay

 

Merlin 

Merlin was the first mage with three stances released in the game. Worthy friend, advisor and warrior to King Arthur.

Pantheon: Arthurian

Type: Ranged, Magical

Class: Mage

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Pros: High Area Damage

Difficulty: Hard

Release date: February 11, 2019

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems: 200 

Voice actor: Adin Rudd 

 

Ullr 

Son of Odin, Ullr is known as the glorious one and his calling is to preserve glory which for him is the whole world.

Pantheon: Norse

Type: Ranged, Physical

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Class: Hunter

Pros: High Sustain

Difficulty: Hard

Release date: March 19, 2014

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Bill Jenkins

Other gods on this Tier include – Jing Wei, Raijin, Ratatoskr, Bakasura, Susan of Tyr, Isis

 

 

Tier A 

Ares 

Ares is one of the gods of war. Mythology has it that Ares rides into battle on a chariot of fire, delighting only in the clash of battle and the smell of bloodshed.

Pantheon: Greek

Type: Melee, Magical

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Class: Guardian

Pros: High Crowd Control, High Defense

Difficulty: Easy

Release date: October 4, 2012

Favor Cost: (Free) 0 

Gems Cost: (Free) 0 

Voice actor: Jason Douglas

 

Discordia 

 

Known for turning everyone against each other and then spiralling into a feat of laughter when it all comes crashing down, Discordia is also known as the goddess of strife and is currently the only god in the game with the ability to trigger the VGS command of other players.

Pantheon: Roman

Type: Ranged, Magical

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Class: Mage

Pros: High Area Damage

Difficulty: Average

Release date: November 6, 2017

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Cristina Valenzuela

 

Ne Zha 

Defender of those who cannot defend themselves especially against other tyrant gods. Ne Zha was the first god to have basic attack progression in the game.

Pantheon: Chinese

Type: Melee, Physical

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Class: Assassin

Pros: High Single Target Damage, Medium Crowd Control

Difficulty: Average

Release date: April 17, 2013

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems: 200 

Voice actor: Colleen Clinkenbeard

 

Zeus

God of the Sky, Zeus and Hades were the first greek gods to be introduced in the game.

Pantheon: Greek

Type: Ranged, Magical

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Class: Mage

Pros: High Area Damage

Difficulty: Average

Release date: May 31, 2012

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Christopher Sabat

 

Erlang Shen

Pantheon: Chinese

Type: Melee, Physical

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Class: Warrior

Pros: High Single Target Damage, High Attack Speed

Difficulty: Average

Release date: July 6, 2016

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Brandon Mcinnis

Cerberus 

Pantheon: Greek

Type:Melee,Magical

Class: Guardian

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Pros: Medium Crowd Control, Medium Area Damage

Difficulty: Easy

Release date: January 9, 2018

Favor Cost:5,500 

Gems Cost:200 

 

Hercules

Pantheon: Roman

Type: Melee, Physical

Class: Warrior

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Pros: High Single Target Damage, High Sustain

Difficulty: Easy

Release date: January 9, 2013

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: J. Michael Tatum

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Other gods on this Tier include – Astio, Baron Samedi, Chiron, Cu Chulainn, Da Ji, Fenrir, Ganesha, Houyi, Janus, Kumbharkana, Kuzenbo, Pele, Persephone, Rama, Rarena, Geb, Chang’e, Terra, Vamana, Thoth, Vukan, Vamana, Xbalanque, Zhong Kui, Achilles, Anhur, Aphrodite, Beliona, Cupid, He Bo, Hun Batz, Izanami, Khepri, Medusa, Mercury, Neith, Nemesis, Olorun, Ra, Scylla, Serqet, Sobek, Sol, Sun Wukong, Sylvanus, Chronos, Hachiman, The Morrigan, Horus, Chernobog, Cernunnos

Tier B 

gods in this tier include 

Apollo, Artemis, Bacchus, Camazstk, Guan Yu, Hades, Nox, Kali, Xing Tan, Ymir, Nu Wa, Fafnir, Amaterasu, Skadi, Thanatos, Awilix, Camazotz, Jormugandr, Anubis, Arachne, Nike, Poseidon, Hel, Osiris, Ah Muzen

Tier C

Loki

Legendary God of mischief, Loki does more damage when hitting his enemies from behind. 

Pantheon: Norse

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Type: Melee, Physical

Class: Assassin

Pros: High Single Target Damage

Difficulty: Easy

Release date: November 2, 2012

Favor Cost: 5,500 

Gems Cost: 200 

Voice actor: Alex Ross

 

Tier D

Thankfully, no god made it to this list.

Cheapest Gods 

Of over 100 gods on our list, 10 can be gotten for free at 0 favor cost and 0 gems. These include

  1. Ares
  2. Artemis
  3. Kukulkan
  4. Neith
  5. Nemesis
  6. Ra
  7. Thor
  8. Ymir
  9. Bellona
  10. Guan Yu