SMITE Update 5.8: New Slavic God Chernobog

Hi-Rez Studios rolled out a new major update for their MOBA Smite. In addition to items and heroes balance changes, Update 5.8 introduced a new hero Slavic god – Chernobog, Lord of Darkness. You can learn about Chernobog's abilities from the table below.

Chernobog – Lord of Darkness



Every successful Basic Attack impales the enemy with a brittle crystal. Upon reaching 3 stacks of Heart of Cold, the enemy explodes for extra damage in an area around them.

Damage : 15% + (1% * your level) of your Total Basic Attack Power


Chernobog conjures a large crystal of curses and hurls it at the target location dealing damage on landing. After several seconds the crystalline curses explode dealing damage again and rooting any enemy in the area. The crystal can be detonated early by firing at it with Vicious Barrage.

Damage (Initial) : 50/80/110/140/170 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Damage (Explosion) : 50/80/110/140/170 (+80% of your Physical Power)
Root Duration : 1s
Mana Cost : 60/65/70/75/80
Cooldown : 15/14/13/12/11s


Active: Chernobog fires an enlarged crystal shard that can pierce enemies and deals damage like a basic attack. This applies a single stack of Heart of Cold to all enemies it passes through and instantly detonates Crystallized Curses. Chernobog gains increased Attack Speed for several seconds after using this ability.

Damage : 100% of your Basic Attack Damage
Attack Speed Increase : 30/40/50/60/70%
Duration : 3/3.5/4/4.5/5s
Mana Cost : 80/85/90/95/100
Cooldown : 12s


Dash forward with your wings in a shadowy form, dealing damage to enemies on the way and slowing them. If you collide with any wall, you connect with it becoming a shadow on the wall for a few seconds. You are unable to be hit or targeted during this time. You gain a second dash to leave the wall or can cancel the ability to leave early.

Damage : 60/75/90/105/120 (+45% of your Physical Power)
Slow : 25%
Slow Duration : 2s
Mana Cost : 70
Cooldown : 18/17/16/15/14s


During a brief channeling period, Chernobog summons shadows at the location of all enemies that apply a stacking Slow and last for 8s. Chernobog can select any of his shadow clones to fly towards. Once he reaches the location he takes the place of his shadow, refreshing his cooldowns, as well as temporarily obtaining damage mitigations, extra movement speed and every attack triggers Heart of Cold.

Damage Mitigation : 20/25/30/35/40%
Movement Speed : 30%
Bonus Stat Duration : 6s
Mana Cost : 80/90/100/110/120
Cooldown : 110s

The other changes of the update can be found on the official website.

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