SMITE reveals Hel, Goddess of the Underworld

By Michael Jamias
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Hel, Goddess of the Underworld offers unprecedented combat utility in SMITE with her dark and light stances.

As the stance-dancing Hel, you can switch between her damage-focused dark stance and her healing-focused light stance at a convenient press of her ultimate button. Heck, you can even do it many times during a teamfight to adapt, depending on what will secure your victory.

While in Hel's dark stance, you can dish out a lot of area damage and even inflict mass slows to finish off escaping targets. But if you find yourself low on health, or see that your team is getting trapped in a lot of crowd control, you can switch into Hel's light stance to heal your team, and protect them from debilitating and constraining debuffs.

Hel's god reveal video shows off just how powerful stance dancing can be in the thick of battle.

Hi-Rez Studios also spends the first part of the video describing the origins of this newest mage for the MMO MOBA.

Having been prophesied to be a key catalyst to the apocalyptic Ragnarok, Hel was separated from her siblings and sent to the underworld. There, she developed a split personality -- on one hand she's the ruthless warden of the underworld that ruthlessly casts souls to an eternal icy torment, and on the other she acts as the gracious patron of the elderly and sickly.

This extremes in morality was captured perfectly in the arena battle rpg through her dual stance powers, and we can't wait to see what crazy tricks we can pull off with her six-spell kit.


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