Chinese Saints, Tanks and Broomsticks in SMITE
By Reuhkimus on 0 0
When it comes to MOBAs, SMITE has quite nice traits which made it a really different experience when compared to DOTA, which was the previous MOBA title I played. The 3rd person camera and almost every skill being a skillshot surely took some time to get used to, but after a while it started to feel natural. But the thing that actually made me so enthusiastic about SMITE were the characters. Because I have always been interested in different mythologies, the sheer thought of bringing the judgement of Valhalla upon my enemies as the Allfather or binding the souls of my enemies as the King of the Underworld was astounding!
When it comes to actual gameplay, I prefer to play as a tank. Bruisers and mages come afterwards. Carries or assassins just aren't my type since I like to be in the middle of the fight and take some serious punishment while aiding my allies to victory, without being a glass cannon that just keeps throwing normal attacks and critical hits. And one thing that I really appreciate is when a tank initiates a team fight, the team is right behind him/her! This is also a bit easier if I'm playing with my IRL-friends-clan Pettymys [Fail] (the name means disappointment in Finnish). The other big benefit when playing with people you know is that you don't always have to say anything specific. Sometimes even a random yell is enough for them to realize the situation.
Among the different Gods and Goddesses my favorite one is Guan Yu. Even though he changed from a magical tank to a physical bruiser, I still like him because you can go so aggressive with him plus he has a good amount of sustain. With his 2 and 3 you can just pummel your opponents into oblivion while simultaneously aiding your allies by slowing or debuffing enemies' protections. His healing skill also adds a nice extra touch of support to his kit. Finally, his previous and current ultimates are really good initiators in a team fight. And overall he has nice mobility which I prefer in a God. For example Ymir is just too clumsy for me whereas Athena on the other hand is a much better choice for me (however with the new Blink every God or Goddess is rather agile). Also sometimes when I am playing as Guan Yu it just feels like I can take huge amounts of damage and I just won't die. In those situations I have asked myself a couple of times "Why am I still alive? Heck, I should have died there".
To sum it up: Guan Yu is a powerful God with good versatility in damage and support. And when choosing a God to play as, I don't usually just look at the kit since I am also interested in the lore and for example Guan Yu's lore is a huge plus for me since I have been interested in the Three Kingdoms era for quite a long time (just because he is in Dynasty Warriors isn't the sole reason why I choose him). Oh, and as Master Guan Fu you wield a massive broom...enough said.