Smite’s next god will be Cliodhna


A new assassin is on his way to Hit.

Divine deities, prepare to face Cliodhna, queen of the banshees.

Cliodhna (pronounced Cleena) is the queen of the banshees. Cliodhna comes to us from Celtic mythology where she would reign as queen over the fairies of southern Munster, as well as the banshees. Chances are, you are familiar with banshee if you’ve played enough paranormal-themed video games.

Banshees are powerful spirits whose loud cries are said to announce death. In Celtic mythology, hearing the cry of a banshee meant that you or a loved one was in grave danger. Although we haven’t seen his movements in action, the Hit The team gave fans a taste of what to expect from the Banshee Queen’s abilities.

Cliodhna’s passive will allow her to enter walls and maintain full control of movement inside, which the developers are touting as a first in Hit. The passive ability will be accompanied by a specific set of “unique rules, controls, balances and visuals,” according to the developers. Cliodhna’s passive will go hand in hand with her other abilities, three of which will have alternate effects if used in a wall.

From what we know of Cliodhna so far, it looks like she could be a force to be reckoned with in Hit. While we don’t have an exact date yet, you can expect the update containing Cliodhna to go live sometime in October.

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