SMITE Patch 3.16: Fatal Awakening Details

By Kelly Packard, 3 months ago
Forget all the item builds, top gods and goddesses, and SMITE information that you used to know — it's time for another new patch in the mythology-based MOBA. Maybe not that extreme, but 3.16 will bring many changes, including a new goddess, balancing tweaks, skins, changes to ranked and the Season Ticket, six achievements and more.

To get your quick fix, check out the video below. To scour the patch notes in-depth to see if your favorite god or item is getting smacked with the nerf hammer, you can view the detailed log here. We've got the skins, achievements and new goddess below.


The big event is the new goddess, Izanami, the Matron of the Dead. She's a Hunter representing SMITE's newest pantheon, Japanese mythology, which only includes a small handful of gods at the moment. With stealth, boomerang basic attacks and the ability to dish out loads of damage, there's a lot at play here.


Passive – Death Draws Nigh

The closer Izanami gets to death, the more powerful she becomes. Izanami gains 4% Physical Penetration for each 15% of her Health that is missing, up to a maximum of 20%.

Sickle Storm

For 6s, Izanami throws her kama sickles even faster and more furiously. While active, they no longer return to her but instead do 100% of her Basic Attack damage plus additional bonus damage. She may reactivate this ability to revert to her normal Basic Attacks.

Spectral Projection

Izanami sends forth a demonic visage of herself to strike down her enemies, damaging and Slowing all Enemies in a line. If an Enemy God is killed while slowed by this ability, future uses of the slow will be increased by 6% per kill up to twice, for a maximum of 30%.

Fade Away

Izanami descended into the underworld, becoming Stealthed, before leaping away from her current position. Firing a damaging Ability or Basic Attack breaks her Stealth.

Dark Portal

Izanami summons a dark portal which Damages and Silences all Enemies in range.
In addition to Izanami and her Dark Matron recolor, the new skins include Griffindwarf Fafnir, which is the 16,000 point reward for the Season Ticket, Oktoberfest Nu Wa, Bun Bun Nox, Deathcap Sylvanus and Hoot 'n' Holler Bacchus, which was already available to be earned via the Camp Lazy Days promotion.


The new achievements are similar in style to the most recent patches. They come as a bundle of six, three gods receiving two achievements each, and as a matter of fact the TrueAchievement scanners have already picked them up in preparation for when the patch goes live. Like patch 3.15, these won't break your back by requiring abnormal skill or incredible luck, and can be earned through regular play:

As Bastet, release 45 cats using your Ultimate in a single match.
SMITEWhere's My KittiesThe Where's My Kitties achievement in SMITE worth 73 points"Unlock the Smite Award "Where's My Kitties!"

As Bastet, deliver the killing blow to an enemy God in a single match with the damage from your cats.
SMITECat ScratchThe Cat Scratch achievement in SMITE worth 82 points"Unlock the Smite Award "Cat Scratch!"

As Kumba, root three or more enemy gods with one Groggy Strike.
SMITEStay ThereThe Stay There achievement in SMITE worth 48 points"Unlock the Smite Award "Stay There!"

As Kumba, kill an enemy God by bouncing a minion into them using Throwback.
SMITEDown, Set, GutThe Down, Set, Gut achievement in SMITE worth 148 points"Unlock the Smite Award "Down, Set, Gut!"

As Chang’e, evade an enemy ability using Moonlight Waltz that would have hit you for 500 damage or more.
SMITEMy Hips Don't LieThe My Hips Don't Lie achievement in SMITE worth 59 points"Unlock the Smite Award "My Hips Don't Lie!"

As Chang’e, send Jade to buy 10 Items in a single match.
SMITEJade, Go!The Jade, Go! achievement in SMITE worth 141 points"Unlock the Smite Award "Jade, Go!"

According to the SMITE console team, this patch is scheduled to go live Wednesday, September 7th in the morning (ET). If you're looking for more SMITE goodness, don't forget to complete the Camp Lazy Days questline to receive your exclusive free Bacchus skin. You only have until September 13th to do so. Last but not least, PC gamers are getting a preview of their next patch on Wednesday afternoon, so if you want to see what'll be headed to Xbox One in due course, be sure to check out the Patch Notes Show live at 4 p.m. EDT or the VOD on the official SMITE YouTube Channel when it gets posted.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
College student, longtime gamer, writer and Sour Patch Watermelon enthusiast.