Introducing the new headless SMITE god Xing Tian, The Relentless

xing tianA new god, new skins and various other changes have been introduced to SMITE with the The Indomitable Spirit patch. The patch is live on PC now and will be coming to Xbox One soon.

The new god Xing Tian is a warrior from the Chinese pantheon. In a war between three emperors to take control of the nation, the Flame Emperor decided to deploy his greatest general, Xing Tian. The armies of the other two emperors were too large in number to overcome and Xing Tian returned to the Flame Emperor in defeat. Xing Tian begged the Flame Emperor to let him fight again but was refused, and the Flame Emperor perished at the hands of the Yellow Emperor. This did not stop Xing Tian, who lead the Flame Army against the Yellow Emperor. Xing Tian met the emperor in battle, but the Yellow Emperor beheaded him. Xing Tian awoke then, headless with a new face carved in his chest. “For Xing Tian there is no defeat; there is no death. As long as there is a battle to be fought he will never surrender. And he will never die.”

He has an interesting kit, as seen in the SMITE patch notes,

Xing00Passive : Smouldering Rage

Xing Tian gains stacks of Smouldering Rage each time he hits an enemy with an ability (max 12 stacks). For each stack of Rage Xing Tian has, he gains HP5 (+3). Stacks last 18s.

Xing01Furious Roar

Xing Tian shouts from his chest with great force, 70/100/130/160/190 (+60% of his Magical Power) and reducing their Basic Attack damage by 30/35/40/45/50 for 1.5/2/2.5/3/3.5. Enemies take % of max Health as damage over time (+2.5% per second) as well. Cost: 55/60/65/70/75. Cooldown: 15/14/13/12/11s.

Xing02Hook Slam

Xing Tian first launches an attack with his axe, knocking the opponents into the air before slamming them into the ground and rooting them for 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s. Axe Damage: 30/50/70/90/110 (+25% of his Magical Power). Slam Damage: 60/100/140/180/220 (+45% of his Magical Power). Cost: 70/75/80/85/90. Cooldown: 18s.

Xing03Sky-Cutting Axe

Xing Tian leaps forward dealing 65/85/105/125/145 (+30% of his Magical Power) damage to enemies when he lands and may leap again within 2s. While in the air, Xing Tian has increased protections (10/20/30/40/50), which are refreshed if he connects with a target. Using another ability during this time cancels the additional leap. Cost: 65/75/85/95/105. Cooldown: 14s.

Xing04Whirlwind of Rage and Steel

Xing Tian spins his axe three times in succession, dealing 50/75/100/125/150 (+50% of his Magical Power) per swing and sweeping up his enemies before throwing them. Cost: 100. Cooldown: 100/95/90/85/80s.

You can take a look at his reveal video below.

There are some other changes and some new skins. These include a pretty badass Fenrir skin and the mastery skins for Ratotoskr (finally).

Have you been playing any SMITE lately? Who’s your favourite god? Let us know!

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