Smite’s cast of Gods continues to grow giving players more than 100 to choose from. Now, a new God approaches and she has caused quite a commotion in the Smite community with her interesting skill kit ranging from her high sustain and the players need to tend to her deathly garden, which requires a large amount of micromanaging. Welding the powers of life and death Persephone, Queen of the Underworld and wife of Hades, will be joining the Battlegrounds of the Gods very soon.
Persephone is most certainly a new type of God in terms of her skill set. Her Passive requires her to harvest seeds, as a part of using her abilities. This will grant her bonus gold and the ability to fight after death for up to 8 seconds doing 50% of her normal damage but immune to all incoming damage and crowd control effects making her untargetable. Two of her moves plant seeds into the ground which can then be picked up or activated with an auto-attack. Leaving the seeds in the ground to grow will give them different effects. The first tier grants a small heal while the second tier will explode the seeds in a large AOE. The last tier will sprout a minion plant to chase and attack foes. Persephone is looking to be a strong lane holder if she can manage her garden properly and safely build her stacks. If done right, approaching her incorrectly could be deadly. She also comes with a two-directional movement ability granting chase and escape capabilities. Her ultimate shoots out a vengeful skull surrounded by vines. If it hits an enemy god it will encase them with vines as well as chaining nearby enemies. The only way to escape quickly is if the encasement is attacked. This ultimate is looking to be quite handy when paired with others.
She is wise beyond her years. Even as a young ruler, she does not flaunt her power nor act hastily. Persephone is clever above all else, and she will dismantle the Olympian gods slowly and steadily.
Persephone is currently being tested and many streamers are saying that she is their new main for how fun and different her playstyle is. Hopefully, it is not also because she seems to be a strong god at the moment but testing and last-minute fixes before her release will solve any obvious problems. No word yet and when the Queen of the Underworld will be released.