Bellona the Goddess of War is one of the most popular warriors in Smite and it’s for good reason. She has a low skill floor that is fun to use and a high skill ceiling to make her viable at the highest levels of play. Much of learning Bellona is knowing which stance to use at what time in order to make your opponent adapt to what you want to do.
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- Ability 3
Master of War
Upon giving or receiving hits from Basic Attacks, Bellona gains Protections and movement speed for 4s. (max. 5 stacks).”
- Protections: 4 Protections per Stack
- Movement Speed: +3% per Stack”
Bellona dashes forward and bashes with her shield, dealing damage and Slowing enemies. Bellona gains 1 Stack of block for each enemy god hit. Block absorbs all damage from a single Basic Attack and reflects a portion of the damage around her. Bellona then makes Basic Attacks with sword and shield until she has not taken or dealt damage in the last 5s. Every 3 successful basic attacks she gains another Stack of block (max. 3).
- Damage: 80/120/160/200/240 (+40% of your Physical Power)
- Block Reflect: 30%
- Slow: 15/20/25/30/35% for 2s
Bellona summons a hammer and spins, hitting every enemy around her and then smashing forward in an overhand attack. Each enemy god hit in the spin increases the damage of the overhand attack. Bellona now makes Basic Attacks with her hammer until she has not taken or dealt damage in the last 5s. Every hammer attack hits all enemies in melee range and only benefit from 33% of Bellona’s total Lifesteal.
- Spin Damage: 30/60/90/120/150 (+25% of your Physical Power)
- Slam Damage: 70/130/190/250/310 (+60% of your Physical Power)
- Slam Damage Increase: 25% per Enemy God hit
Bellona summons a scourge, dealing damage to all enemies in a line. Enemies hit are Disarmed, and cannot make Basic Attacks. Bellona now makes Basic Attacks with a scourge until she has not taken or dealt damage in the last 5s. Basic Attacks have extended range (+4) and every third attack heals Bellona.
- Damage: 80/115/150/185/220 (+50% of your Physical Power)
- Disarm Duration: 1.4/1.6/1.8/2/2.2s
- Healing: 30/35/40/45/50
Bellona plants a Roman flag, granting Protections and increased Physical Power to allied gods. Enemies directly under where the flag is placed take damage and are Stunned for 1s.
- Damage: 100/200/300/400/500 (+50% of your Physical Power)
- Protections: 15/20/25/30/35
- Physical Power: 10/20/30/40/50
- Flag Duration: 6/7/8/9/10
Bellona is predominantly a solo laner and for good reason. Due to her bludgeon, she has one of the fastest wave clear times out of any player in the game since she can hit multiple targets at a time. During mid and late game Bellona becomes an auto attackers worst nightmare so focus on the enemy hunter or basic attack mage (i.e. Sol, Chronos) during team fights to shut them down. You can initiate with Eagle’s Rally or use scourge to disarm the enemy god while you close the gap with Shield Bash.
Check back after the next patch to see any updates to Bellona’s kit!
Pros and Cons List:
Lane pressure, low skill floor, counters auto attackers
Easily interrupted in lane, only hard CC is ultimate, must use ultimate to escape
Round shield, health chalice, 3 health potions and teleport for the relic.
Auto Attack Build: (Left to Right)
Berserkers shield, Ninja Tabi, Hide of Nemean Lion, Hide of the Urchin, Pestilence, Spirit Robe. Late game: swap Berserker’s shield for Void Shield or Shogun’s Kusari.
Ability Based Build: (Left to Right)
Gladiator’s shield, Warrior Tabi, Breastplate of Valor, Genji’s Guard, Spirit Robe, Void Shield
Late Game: swap gladiator’s shield for Hide of Nemean Lion or Bulwark of Hope depending on whether you’re taking more physical or magical damage.
Laning tips: Since the bludgeon ability allows her to hit multiple creeps at the same time, this allows her to quickly clear the wave. To group on the minions, you hit the enemy god on the bludgeon windup to take minion aggro and lead them toward the enemy archers. However, this tactic is predictable and there are many gods that can interrupt the bludgeon (i.e. Tyr’s fearless ability) so you’ll have to alter your playstyle accordingly.
For example if you find you’re getting interrupted during your bludgeon then it would be better to level up the Scourge ability as you can hit both the melee and archer creeps and it’s a quick cast. While boxing the enemy god in lane, take advantage of the passive movement speed she gets from basic attacks. Use your movement to weave in and out of basic attacks or use the movement speed to rotate to enemy camps, your own camps and possibly any fights on your side of the map.
Towards the later stages of the game, Bellona is great against auto attack gods as her shield bash ability reflects damage and scourge acts as a disarm.