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Isis the Goddess of Magic: Now Playable in Smite
Earlier this week Isis was released as a playable character in the MOBA game Smite. Isis functions as a support character.
She has the ability to silence and stun her enemies, while buffing and healing her allies. Isis plays a role similar to Aphrodite, who was released a few months back. She doesn’t pose much of a threat to enemies alone but when partnered with a damage dealer she can be quite a lot to handle. Enemies will find themselves made helpless by Isis as her buffed allies pursue you with even more power. I love the inclusion of characters like this — characters that don’t simply just deal damage. Different things are important as a support character, taking down enemies isn’t nearly as critical as being there to back up your team and keep them alive.
Along with Isis’ release into the game, Smite added some extras in as well to maintain tradition. The Roman smith god Vulcan received an awesome new skin. Right now you can play as Sentry Vulcan. This skin is a cyborg space suit for the god making him an even more dangerous predator. Players also will notice that their “level” has changed due to the implementation of the Beta Level. It works just as the original leveling system but this is the player’s level for the beta only. To go alongside this there is now a new leveling system in place.
With every match you win, you gain worshipers of your chosen god. After attaining a certain number you gain levels with that god. This ties into a greater player level, meaning that if you want to reach the level cap you must play as (and to an extent be decently good) with every god. Currently this cap is at 36 (the number of gods currently in the game). More voice packs were also added with the inclusion of Isis. Now you can hear the lovely voices of Aphrodite, Apollo, and of course Isis. As always there were also a number of small fixes and tweaks made to the game. Things such as webcam integration with streaming in-game and the price of palette swap skins dropping by 1500 favor. All in all it is a good update. Isis will definitely bring some new playability and strategy to the game. Also, now players who have hit their level cap will have a new challenge awaiting them.