Hi-Rez Studios is kicking off their “Summer of Smite” with an all-new character, Erlang Shen, the Illustrious Sage. Launched with the game’s 3.12 update, Erlang Shen is a warrior-class god from the Chinese pantheon.

In addition to the new character, this patch brings new skins and relics, item changes, and character balances. Also, for the next two months, the game will be adding unlockable content and bonus rewards, plus a free Enigma Treasure Chest for every item purchased in the Summer of Smite event.

Check out the new god’s trailer:

Listed below is full overview of Erlang Shen’s abilities:

Passive: Howling Celestial Dog

Each time Erlang Shen hits an enemy with a Basic Attack, his dog hits as well for 15% of his Basic Attack power, which trigger items for Basic Attacks at 15% of their normal damage and can Critical Hit.

Spot Weakness

Erlang Shen opens his third eye and analyzes the enemy’s strengths and weaknesses. When activated, Erlang Shen gains additional Physical Damage (+25/40/55/70/85 + 15% of your Physical Power) on each strike and ignores Basic Attack movement penalties for the duration for 5 seconds. While on Cooldown, successful Basic Attacks reduce the Cooldown of this ability. Cost : 60/65/70/75/80. Cooldown 14s.


Erlang Shen launches a spear that damages enemies (85/130/175/220/265 + 45% of your Physical Power) on impact. Enemies in the dead center of the effect when it lands are Crippled and Rooted in place for 1.15/1.3/1.45/1.6/1.75 seconds. Cost: 50/55/60/65/70. Cooldown: 12s.

72 Transformations

Erlang Shen transforms into a Mink or Turtle and charges forward. Cost: 65/70/75/80/85. Cooldown: 18/17/16/15/14s.

Mink: Damages all enemies (90/150/210/270/330 + 85% of your Physical Power), stopping on the first god hit and increasing Attack Speed (+15/20/25/30/35%) for 6s.

Turtle: Knocks up all enemies in path dealing damage (75/125/175/225/275 +40% of your Physical Power) and gains a health shield (70/110/145/180/215) for 12s.

Ultimate : Nine Turns Blessing

Erlang Shen Taunts nearby Enemy gods, gaining Damage Mitigation (10/11.25/12.5/13.75/15%) for the next 4s. Afterward, if Erlang Shen is still alive he is healed for a flat amount (150/240/330/420/510) plus 20% of his Maximum Health. Cost: 80/85/90/95/100. Cooldown: 85s.

For more information on Smite’s 3.12 update, you can look at the full patch notes. The patch is available now on PC and is expected to arrive on consoles in the coming weeks.