If you’ve spent any time at all with Hi Rez Studios’ god-battling MOBA, you know that there are a ton of Smite characters to decide between. With pantheons of legends represented from around the world, and some more contemporary fictional deities thrown in too, it can be hard to know who’s who and where to start.
So, we’ve put together a Smite characters guide to get you up to date with each and every god you might want to take into the heat of battle. Whether it’s the myths of ancient Egypt Anhur and Anubis, or H.P. Lovecraft’s colossal Cthulu, we’ve listed every character from the roster as well as the set of gods they belong to.
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All Smite characters
With over 100 gods to list, we’ve split all the Smite characters into their separate mythological pantheons to make it easier for you to follow. Of course, we’ll update this list if any new playable characters arrive in the game, so drop this page a bookmark for the freshest information.
Taken from the ancient legends of England, with some French inspiration, the Arthurian gods of legend includes King Arthur himself, trusted knight Lancelot, and masterful magician Merlin.
- King Arthur
- Morgan Le Fay
The archaic tale of Gilgamesh from ancient Babylon tablets has two of its most famous warriors included in the Smite roster, with Gilgamesh and Tiamet both ready for battle.
The Celtic gods come from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and parts of England, with a rich history of warring tribes and brutal practices. While they might not be as universally known as their Greek or Egyptian counterparts, Cu Chulainn, Cliodhna, and the rest of the Celtic pantheon know how to engage in the art of battle.
- Cu Chulainn
- The Morrigan
A mystery to the West when compared to the Greek and Norse pantheons, the Chinese gods can still keep up with their more famous counterparts, and includes at least one recognisable name in Mulan.
- Ao Kuang
- Da Ji
- Erlang Shen
- Guan Yu
- He Bo
- Hou Yi
- Jing Wei
- Ne Zha
- Nu Wa
- Sun Wukong
- Xing Tian
- Yu Huang
- Zhong Kui
There are probably a few recognisable names on this list from your high school history classes, or time spent watching the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime in my case, but the full list includes some lesser-known legends like Eset, Geb, and Neith.
Great Old Ones
The most recently invented mythical character from the Smite character list is by far Ctuhulu, having only come into the world over 100 years ago as part of legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft’s world.
Do we really need to run you through the Greek gods? We actually might with this mammoth list of those included. Of course, all the big-hitters like Zeus, Hercules, and Medusa make an appearance, but there’s also some more mysterious mythical legends to meet in Charybdis, Arachne, and Scylla.
Hailing from India, the Hindu contingent are some of the most extravagant in-game designs from the gods included in Smite. They also pack quite a punch, with Agni and Bakasura consistently coming high in Smite tier list rankings.
The list of Japanese gods includes mythical monsters and legendary heroes that have been around before the age of the Samurai. If you spent any time playing Nioh or Sekiro in the last few years, you might know some of these gods, and if you don’t, they’re well worth acquanting yourself with.
If you’re looking for some colourful Smite characters, you can’t go far wrong with the Mayan gods, with their apocalyptic powers on full display in this MOBA. The Mayan contingent also includes an exclusive god of bees, Ah Muzen Cab, and you won’t find a much more ridiculous god on this list.
- Ah Muzen Cab
- Ah Puch
- Hun Batz
Another group of recognisable gods is the Norse pantheon – shoutout to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for doing my job here – including Thor, Odin, Loki, and Jormungandr.
Pele, the deity of volcanoes and fire, is the sole representative of the Polynesian gods. She’s also the creator of Hawaii itself, so as well as having some serious battle prowess, she’s a dab hand at the limbo.
While in real terms they’re more like alternatives to the Greek gods, in Smite the Romans stand out on their own thanks to a generous amount of their characters included in the roster.
Emerging out of ancient Eastern Europe, the Slavic gods are a lesser-known pair, but still worth checking out for Baba Yaga, the infamous child-eating nightmare myth that still frightens kids to this day.
- Baba Yaga
Baron Samedi is from the Haitian history books, as well as being the primary inspiration for Dr. Facilier from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. He’s currently the only Voodoo god in the roster, but we’d love to see some more.
- Baron Samedi
Coming from the cultured history of the Nigerian Yoruba people, the Yoruba gods Olorun and Yemoja are the only Smite characters across the whole of Africa included in the roster.
With that, you’re caught up on all the Smite characters across the whole roster. For more all-powerful arena battlers, be sure to check out our picks for the best MOBAs.