Just like most Popular MOBA video games, this smite game has a ranked mode. It is important to note that the smite video game is currently in its 8th season. And just like all other seasons before it, there was a shift in the balance between Gods and Items.
Despite these changes, some Gods in the smite game became stronger than others, and with each patch and update, we are going to reflect the changes in our list. In the course of this article, we would be looking at a list of the Smite Tier 2023.
An Explanation of the Tier list rankings
It is important for a player of the smite video game to note that the tier lists are used as a measurement of the potential that a God has in the game. This does not mean that they are more powerful than Gods that come below them in the list.
If we fail to itemize, for instance, we would be seeing an S-tier God feeling closer to one that is currently ranked as a B tier God. There are a lot of factors that determine the tier a God is placed in the smite game. Although this might change, should there be a new update in the game.
If we fail to itemize, we might end up ranking an S-tier god close to a B tier one.
Here are a few terms that a Smite game should know;
AA stands for Auto Attack
Backline can be seen as the position that the ADC tends usually stand to deal damage from a safe distance.
CC can be defined as the Crows control.
Dive is an in-game mechanic that involves players trying to get to the backline to stop an enemy damage dealer.
Itemization is a feature that is associated with the build path or builds order of a God.
Squishes are a generic term that is given to Gods who do not have any form of defensive itemization.
A Brief Overview of the Ranks in the Smite Game
This particular rank in the smite game is consistent with the outliers that were known to be powerful with an incredible pick and ban rate. It is a very much contested rank in the smite 8 pro league game.
This rank features the most banned relative to the God power level in the game across all the elos, this level has the highest win rate.
This is a Rank that is almost same with the S tier but not as powerful as it is. In the hands of the right gamer, this tier can be exploited well to get better results in the game.
This is a rank for Gods that are perfectly fine. They are not as strong as they seem, and also not as weak as they seem. They can also not be classified as game-winning gods by themselves. They can be played in the best way and still bring out good numbers in smite game wins.
This is another interesting rank in the smite game that is currently going through a very low win ratio, and does not offer enough damage. This rank also has general synergies that are currently preferred picks.
This is the very worst rank in the smite game largely due to its low win rate.
Smite Tier List Rankings
In the course of subsequent paragraphs we would be looking at a list of Gods in he smite game according to their Tier rankings.
List of gods in the Smite game according to the S+ Tier
Janus, Anhur, Athena, Cu, Cerberus, Chuliainn, Danzaburou, Apollo, Gilgamesh, Khepri, Guan Yu, King Arthur, Scylla, Set, sobek, Tiamat, Sun Wukong, Tsukuyomi.
List of gods in the Smite game according to the S- Tier
Nemesis, Morgan Le Fay, Ganesha, Cupid, Erlang shen, Chernobog, Change, Ares, Agni, Fenrir, Kukulkan, Sol, Thanatos, Tyr, Nu Wa, Raijin, Morigan, Ymir, Yemoja.
List of gods in the Smite game according to the A Tier
Ah Muzen cab, Achilles, Ao Kuang, Aphrodite, Anubis, Artemis, Artio, Bastet, Cabrakan, cthulu, Bellona, Discordia, camazotz, Hercules, Heimdallr, Horus, Artemis, Eset, Geb, Hades, Izanami, Kali, Loki, Jing Wei, Mercury, Nike, ze Zha, Osiris, Persephone, serqet, Susano, Thoth, Xing Tian.
List of gods in the Smite game according to the B Tier
Amaterasu, Awilix, Arachne, Zeus, Skadi, Hou Yi, Baron Samedi, Chiron, Xbalanque, Au Puch, Baba Yaga, Vamana, Zhong Kui, Cerunnos, Fafnir, He Bo, Odin, Chronos, Chaac, Pele, Hachiman, Hera, Hun Batz, Kuzenbo, Jormungandr, , Kumbhakarna, Hel, Medusa, Mulan, Vulcan, Ra, Rama, Sylvanus.
The Best Solo Laners for Smite Season 8
Guan Yu – Based on Ranked Conquest, Gaun Yu is arguably the best performing God in the entire game. Two of his abilities lowers his cooldown by two seconds, with most of his abilities making him immune to CC in general, especially against knockbacks. Furthermore, his ultimate enhances the effects of his abilities, buffing the CC effects, damage, and resistance shred on his abilities. Warrior’s Will is a dash that slows enemies hit. When engaging enemies, use Talu Assault to do AOE damage while breaking down armor values.
The Cavalry Charge is the most annoying part of his kit, making him immune to CC in general. Dismounting then stuns the opposition, setting them up for guaranteed hits with the rest of Guan Yu’s kit. And if that wasn’t enough, he has a heal! (remember that weaker anti-heal we mentioned?) Therefore, Guan Yu is one of the most difficult solo laners to get off the backline and it’s almost skill-less to engage correctly. Guna Yu is straight-up one of the more obnoxious Gods, no wonder he ranks high in our Smite Tier List.
King Arthur – King Arthur is one of the biggest bulwarks in the game. In the late game, items like Reinforced Graves, Sundering Axe, and Stone of Gaia make King Arthur unkillable. Depending on how Arthur utilizes his combos and energy levels, he has two huge dashes, with more CC if enemies connect with the dash. Follow this up with the Battle Stomp, and Hamstring slows on the targeted enemy; his enemies can’t get away. Arthur’s items are granting him so many defensive buffs, armor shreds on enemies and shielding from Pridwen that combat shifts more and more in his favour.
Sun Wukong – Sun Wukong is very adaptive and versatile. The interesting thing about Wukong is the 72 Transformations. The eagle form makes him one of the quickest Solo Laners, adapting to ganks, routine to help teammates and more. The Tiger form is his main duelling form, offering direct damage and stun. The Ox form is the big team fight engager, jumping in and displacing several enemies if aimed well. Synergize the Tiger or Ox stance with Master’s Will, and Wukong has quality dive potential.
Somersault Cloud is a big staller for team fights. The pet he leaves behind allows him to go invisible and begin regenerating HP. Most cc in the current meta comes from disengage knockbacks, which doesn’t instantly kill his pet. Enemy solo laners will likely use their stuns to handle Wukkong well, making the monkey king one of the trickiest Gods to fight. Even getting him out of his ultimate isn’t presented without issues. Shifter’s Shield extends health regen, and items like Pridwen only inflate the shield’s status.
Tyr – If King Arthur sounded annoying, then Tyr can be a more snowball version of him. Buying Bluestone at the start makes him a huge snowball God that can run away with lanes and then games. If this build works, then you’ll be laughing with quick purchases of Breastplate of Valor and Shifter’s Shield. Both items grant him better cooldown speeds, more tankiness and physical power. The stance forms are tricky, but using those abilities correctly gives Tyr the survivability or damage from Power Cleave and Fearless. As for Lawbringer, this is all the dive you need, jumping in the air and diving on the desired nearby target(s).
Bellona – While not exactly one of the most fitting Warriors in the meta, Bellona is one way to deal with some of the momentum warriors generate in the lane. Bellona is one of the stronger lane bullies in the game, with her Eagle’s Rally, which increases protection and stuns targets under it. Scourge’s disarmed mechanic, bonus range, and healing every third auto makes trading against Bellona difficult. When enemies can finally trade back, her sword and shield stance will reduce incoming basic attack damage via the Shield’s Block stacks. Her whole purpose in the landing phase is to stop the enemy warriors from snowballing by keeping the pressure in the plan, allowing the backline carries to get more gold in the early and late game. Therefore, you could say she creates more breathing space for the Mid and ADC’s to get more gold before the inevitable dive comes in. Bellona is a solid Warrior in the Smite Tier List, especially for newer players to the game or role.
Cu Chulainn – Cu is one of the popular picks in Season 8, and it’s clear why. Cu is one of the stronger Warriors in the game and the only one in this section that contains anti healing. Barbed Spear applied anti healing for several seconds on any God hit with the ability. The Vent Anger ability is his big Rage spender, making him do AOE damage while increasing his movement speed. Cu uses this after engaging with his Salmon’s Leap or Furious Charge. Spear of Mortal Pain is his big AOE damage dealer in team fights, which adds CC effects while in his ult mode. Berserk is his ultimate, which alters his abilities when he is above 85 rage. Cu naturally generates rage when he uses his abilities, attacks, or when he and his allies take damage. Going into fights with enough rage is the tricky part, but Cu becomes majorly disruptive when executed successfully.
Smite Jungle Tier List Highlights 8.5
Set Smite Tier List Jungle– Set is the most overpowered Jungler Assassin in the current meta. Image via Hi-Rez.
Season 8 brought a few changes to the jungle starting items, allowing more creative room for Gods with weaker clears. For this reason, Mages like Ao Kuang are surfacing as viable picks to shape things up, whereas other prominent picks are still dominating. Here is the breakdown of the best Gods in the Smite Jungle tier list.
Best Junglers in Smite Season 8
Sett – One of the permabanned Gods. The Assassin is too strong, with items like Bumba’s and Hydra’s. What this allows is essentially Set to spam his 2 ability, proccing true damage autos every ability weave. He can also benefit from a solid fourth situational item if he needs Crushers or some anti-heal. The only real threat with this build is anti-healing, but Set’s damage output means any squishy who builds anyu becomes the focus of Sett’s assassination attempts. However, just be careful of Cu or Sobek, as they aren’t as easily one shotable. These two picks have anti-healing built into their kits and tend to have some level of defensive itemization. Although both Sett and Bumba’s Hammer got nerfed in the 8.4 bonus patch, so he isn’t as strong but is still permabanned.
Erlang Shen – Erlang is one of the strongest divers in the game due to locking down enemy Gods with his taunt. As the taunt is about to expire, knock them up with other aspects of his kit. If the target survives and they proceed to run away, there is a root to stop escapes on another ability. Rush Stone Cutting Sword to reduce physical resistance as you auto-attack opponents in the taunt knock up combo. If you can pull this off on a squishy backline member, then it will likely result in a swift execution at the end of the ability combo sequence. Buying items like Shifter’s Shield is also a solid option for picking targets as the extra damage comes in handy against targets unable to remove the buff. Items like Executioner and Qin’s are also huge picks to late game 100-0 someone in the CC chain. Shen has fallen down the Tier List a bit, especially with the rising preference for Assassins in the Jungle in Season 8, but remains the best Warrior Jungler.
Ao Kuang – The mage is one of the best burst Junglers in the game and the only popular Mage Jungler. Items like Protector of the Jungle grant protection to survive the clear while also providing huge sources of both types of power, especially magical. Building Spear of Desolation and Rod of Tahuti grants all the penetration Ao needs to burst targets down. Although the build means sacrificing some early game pressure, which Assassins dominate at. UIf you like the playstyle, it is viable, however, not exactly meta focused due to Assassins being more favoured.
Nemesis – Similarly to Shen, Nemesis is all about bursting a target down. When Divine Judgement is up, she steals defensive stats from the chosen enemy God, while reducing their movement speed. As long as these abilities are active, Nemesis has the perfect kill window on a God who cannot escape it. While in that kill window, Nemesis uses Slice and Dice on the prey to chunk them down until they fall. Furthermore, her build path follows similarly to Erlang’s as it is all about big power spikes as soon as you enter combat. Nemesis is genuinely great in both organized team play and in solo queue, granting her a solid S tier position in the Smite tier list.
Tsukuyomi – like Sett and Nemesis, Tsuk is one of the hyper carry assassins in the Jungle. Bumba’s is your go-to item, along with items like Heartseeker, Bloodforge, and Warrior Tabi. The core of the build is enough to destroy squishies and gain a shield to survive the Warriors when they realise they an ally has been deleted from existence.
Smite Mid Tier List Highlights 8.6
Scylla Smite Tier List God
Scylla is one of the best Smite Mid Laners, and has been for years. Image via Hi-Rez.
Mid lane is the traditional burst ability user lane that requires lots of gold to become strong. Therefore, the lane naturally flatters mages, among other ability Hunters. Consider this section the best Smite Mage tier list and Smite Mid tier list and a breakdown of why they are topping the rankings.
The Best Mids in Smite Season 8
Scylla – the tiny Mage is one of the most popular and dominating mids in Season 8. Scylla is quite the self-reliant mage, with Sic ’Em locking targets in place, creating damage opportunities with Crush’s magical zone along with slowing effects. Also, her Sentinal is a solid mini teleport, useful for escaping ganks in the laning phase or dives in a teamfight. Preemptive use of this ability is the reason why she is so high up in the Smite Tier List. Lastly, I’m a Monster can deal an awful lot of burst damage in the late game, which she can effectively kill a target in mere seconds, especially with items like Rod of Tahuti enabling that playstyle.
Morgan Le Fay – the latest Arthurian legend is causing quite the stir in the Mid Lane. Her abilities are amazing at controlling waves, farming XP, and earning Gold. While that alone makes her an effective mid, her CC abilities, especially the fear are effective tools at all stages of the game. The recent Smite 8.6 Bonus Update nerfed her CDs by two seconds, but something says that isn’t going to cage this beast. Either way, it seems like she is very strong and falls into the same traps as Gilgamesh and Tiamat, who have both launched very strong in Season 8 and remain so.
Janus – The Portal Mage is very strong right now. The value in portal escapes as divers aim to collapse on the backline is great. Furthermore, Janus’ damage comes from hitting enemies with his ult at greater distances, which gets even worse for them if caught in the Threshold. Overall, a very solid and safe pick, especially with items like Obsidian Shard and Staff Myrddin.
Nu Wa – Summoning Soldiers is her thing, which allows her to set them upon enemies, dishing out plenty of damage from several threats. Using her Shining Metal ability means those soldiers can pop, dealing AOE damage and stunning targets. Her ult is global, meaning she can assist allies by firing Fire Sahrds across the map for kill pressure. Taking items like Soul Gem, Rod and Spear of Desolation keeps her power level up throughout the game.
Chang’e – This support mage is incredibly useful in the current meta. The Moonlit Walts can stop her from getting focused briefly in Dives, along with Moonflower proving healing to allies. Waxing Moon is a great stun ultimate for several enemies, and her Crescent Moon does solid AOE damage. Items like Chronos Pendant are key part of her itemization, as well as Spear of Desolation, Rod of Asclepius flattering her kit.
Agni – the double-headed fire mage. The use of Noxious Gas, combined with his abilities creates solid zoning and setup for kills. The God has also has strong escape potential through path of flames, which, unlike other mages, also deals rotting damage to enemies tailing him. Using all this together will make divers think twice about where they stand as Agni manipulates the battlefield.
Persephone – she has been one of the strongest mids for a long time. Furthermore, her recent rework makes her a lot less frustrating to play with and against. Due to her better consistency and more modern kit, Persephone remains a rather strong God for all elos of play, albeit, slightly weaker than before. Either way, it is a great result for the once frustratingly broken God.
Kukulkan is a new addition to the list, recently getting quite a bit of pro play from Camelot Kings. The pick has very decent long-range poke and burst, along with some incredible wave clear. Furthermore, with the dive and CC in the game, Kukulkan’s AOE abilities synergize with those effects. Finally his movement speed increase very good at repositioning against diving Warriors. If you need a wave clearer with an escape, then Kukulkan is the pick for you!
Tiamat has gotten extremely popular over the last few patches and very strong indeed. So much so that both the player base and Hi-Rez realise the lord of the wind is too good. Even worth tank build nerfs, Tiamat is an amazing pick and permanently banned in the Smite Pro League.
The Morrigan is yet another new highlight. Due to a large amount of very powerful picks in the meta, The Morrigan’s copycat kit makes her a solid pick to adapt to the enemy. She is very situational, but very good because of it.
Sol appears to be very strong at the minute. Her passive builds up damage the more she attacks with her heat resource. When that happens, they can deal massive damage per attack. Combine that with her 1 ability, which heals and grants a huge amount of heat. Combine this with plenty of AOE, with her 2 slowing enemies at a bigger range, and this powerful Mage synergizes a lot with Junglers in the laning phase and Diving Warriors in team fights.