Smite’s newest update, 3.23 is pretty large in size and brings a host of great new content to the game. These include a new character, several balance changes, and a rare Tier 5 skin.
The new god is Nike, a Warrior-class character. She has a passive that is goal-oriented, presenting the team with a series of three goals over the course of the match. Each time one of these goals is completed, the team receives a buff. The goals are kill 10 gods, kill 200 minions, and have two players reach level 20. If you complete these, they provide the team with additional physical/magical power and movement speed.
Plan of Action gives Nike with an HP5 boost at all times. When this is activated, it buffs the next ability she uses. Rend sends out fissures that do damage two times, enemies hit by both lose protections for five seconds. With Plan of Action activated, Rend strikes three times, and those hit by all 3 are disarmed. Valiant Leap has Nike jump to a targeted location, doing damage and knocking up enemies. Plan of Action allows her to move to the spot more quickly.
Nike’s Ultimate is called Sentinel of Zeus. This causes Nike to transform into an armored sentinel, sending out a damaging shockwave and slowing affected enemies by 30 percent. She gains a shield equal to 40 percent of her max health while in this form as well. With Plan of Action activated, the Slow and shield both jump to 60 percent.
The Tier 5 skin this year is Demonic Pact Anubis, which turns the character into a demon. The skin is available for a limited time through the Odyssey. Each of Anubis’s different forms has four different models, with four unique voice packs and ability effects to go along with each form. He has a custom emote, recall effect, and music pack. There are also “hidden features” one of which, that his final form’s Ultimate changes the map’s skybox.
Along with updated mastery skins for Bacchus, 3.23 gives us two all-new skins. Jurassic Camatotz turns the bat into a dinosaur. Chilling Grasp Ah Puch is a take on Game of Thrones’ White Walkers. Both of these, along with the Anubis skin will be released as the final batch of Odyssey content along with a Chaac announcer pack.