Smite Tier List (September 2021)

Smite Tier List

We are showcasing our Smite Tier List in this article.

Last Updated: September 2021

If you are getting into Smite, then we are sorry for you. Do you even understand what you are getting into? Smite is a demanding competitive game with the style of Multiplayer Online Battleground Arena or MOBA. This style starting from the famous DOTA mod of Warcraft 3, has been famous for its addictive gameplay combined with a ocean’s worth of salt. The players are very competitive and if you want to survive in this jungle you need to know your stuff.

This is where this list comes in. We have ranked for you, all the characters from best to worst so that you can understand where you should focus your skills. Some characters are by default (at least at the current state of the game) overpowered. If you want to win and climb the ranks of this demanding game (poor you) then you better do your homework.


Smite Tier List


On the top, we find the gods that are…Gods in the game. Bad pun aside, these characters are where the meta is focused right now. You have to be blind not see that they dominate the pace of the game they are in. The professionals are favoring these Gods, which means that there is an advantage by picking them. Of course, there is a skill cap that you have to match in order to play effectively with most of them.

  • Set
  • Yemoja
  • Cthulhu
  • Heimdallr
  • Kukulkan
  • Odin
  • Olorun
  • Tsukuyomi

Smite Tier List: A-Tier

If all Gods are overpowered, then no one is. This is what we say to justify that A-Tier is not as strong as S-Tier. Of course, they are some of the best characters you can pick, and especially if you put the time into mastering one of them, you will climb the ranks pretty easily. It will prove useful to learn some gods from this Tier since they can surprise your opponents and create amazing synergies with your team.

  • Janus
  • Merlin
  • Raijin
  • Ullr
  • Ah Puch
  • Hera
  • Bakasura
  • Ratatoskr
  • Susano
  • Athena
  • Bastet
  • Thor
  • King Arthur
  • Isis
  • Ao Kuang
  • Jing Wei
  • Tyr
  • Agni

Smite Tier List: B-Tier

Leading this list we have one of our personal favorite God Hou Yi. Just to prove that we are impartial, we didn’t place him in the S-Tier (even though for us she deserves it) because he simply can’t compete up there. The B-Tier characters are a bit above the average God but not by a lot. There are still top-ranked players that prefer them, so if you have sufficient skill you can make them work, it just takes a bit more time.

  • Hou Yi
  • Xbalanque
  • Terra
  • Cerberus
  • Kumbhakarna
  • Vamana
  • Ganesha
  • Ne Zha
  • Zhong Kui
  • Baron Samedi
  • Artio
  • Chiron
  • Da Ji
  • Discordia
  • Erlang Shen
  • Persephone
  • Ares
  • Zeus
  • Hercules
  • Cu Chulainn
  • Rama
  • Geb
  • Pele
  • Thoth
  • Vulcan
  • Chang’e
  • Kuzenbo
  • Fenrir
  • Ravana

Smite Tier List: C-Tier

Picking a team that is full of C-Tier gods is not exactly what you would call crazy but it’s getting close to it. Many Gods can do what C-Tier Gods do but better, so it doesn’t make sense to pick only C-Tiers. One or maybe even two can go unpunished, but more than that is like you don’t want to win.

  • Anhur
  • Sylvanus
  • He Bo
  • Sol
  • Chronos
  • Cupid
  • Neith
  • Cernunnos
  • The Morrigan
  • Achilles
  • Scylla
  • Serqet
  • Aphrodite
  • Horus
  • Ra
  • Medusa
  • Hun Batz
  • Mercury
  • Bellona
  • Hachiman
  • Khepri
  • Nemesis
  • Izanami



Smite Tier List: D-Tier

Some of these characters were once much higher on this list (Apollo) but taking into account the meta of the game, they are not what you would consider the best choices. On the other hand, some characters never managed to get some glory (Ymir) and are just you average God that will do its 9-5 job and then go to sleep at 10. Not something to be worried about.

  • Apollo
  • Fafnir
  • Nox
  • Chaac
  • Artemis
  • Jormungandr
  • Bacchus
  • Sun Wukong
  • Sobek
  • Chernobog
  • Nu Wa
  • Skadi
  • Kali
  • Hades
  • Awilix
  • Xing Tian
  • Ymir
  • Amaterasu
  • Thanatos
  • Guan Yu
  • Camazotz


It’s time for the characters that no one wants to talk about. Please, it is imperative that you don’t pick these Gods. They have nothing to offer to the team and usually, they suffer at the hands of most players. Pretend you don’t even know these Gods.

  • Osiris
  • Anubis
  • Cabrakan
  • Arachne
  • Ah Muzen Cab
  • Nike
  • Poseidon
  • Hel
  • Loki

Who is the strongest character in Smite?           

Even though Set is not our favorite God to grind the ranks with, we have to give him the credit of being the most fearsome opponent. By that, we mean that he is the strongest God in Smite. You can clearly see that if you check his pick rate in the highest rankings. With his seemingly endless clones, it looks like there is no solution when playing against a skilled set. Tanks do nothing to him, and every carry or support can fall prey to him in a matter of seconds. Truly a beast.

The best hero in each role

As you should know, there are 5 different roles in the game, that define how you are going to play the game. These roles are Support, ADC, Mid Laner, Solo Laner and jungler. There are always argument about which role is more important in the game, but we are here to tell you, that none of them is more important than the other. If any of these roles is not there, then you are going to have a very hard game. Now lets jump to our picks.

The Best Support

We believe that the best support in the game is Yemoja. Between her abilities not using mana, and each ability offering something extra. Yemoja does have a high skill ceiling, this god will be a win factor, or a lose factor for your team. A large part of this gods kit is set up, and sustain for your team.

The Best ADC

If you have played Olorun, then you know why he is one of the most powerful ADCs in the game. He can deal huge criticals even though he is a magic damage dealer thanks to his passive. His Focus Light is a great harassing and wave clearing ability, while his ultimate Sanctified Field is one of the most powerful ultimates in the game.

The Best Solo

Set is arguably the best god in the game currently so naturaly he is the best character for the Solo role. The only problem is that he does come with high risk and high reward with his high skill cap being quite high and it requires a lot of understanding of his mechanics.  As set would say, “with chaos and strife, the strong survive” now reek havoc on those Kings and slay and skewer them.

The Best Mid Laner

One of our personal favorites, happens to be the best mid laner in the game. Kukulkan is an incredible hero in this patch that can deal high area damage, is very strong in the lane with his ability to poke at the enemy and has a godly ultimate that can almost one shot people. If you manage to get a grip of his toolkit, you are going to have a lot of easy wins in your future.

The Best Jungler

Tsukuyomi‘s play style since he is an assassin is to poke characters from a distance with his attacks and then get close to them to finish the job. Of course, he can jump the back lines to destroy the more squishy supports and ADC, but he lacks the mobility to escape, so if this is what you are going for, you should be careful not to overextend.

How we ranked

The Meta

What we took into account while making this list, is what is the state of the meta right now in Smite. It might seem like a simple question but as you know the Meta is something elusive. It always changes and you need to study a lot to comply with it. The state of the meta of Smite for this patch is still early pressure and trying to snowball whatever tiny lead you can get. If the enemy builds crit then Spectra basically takes them out of the game. Fail Not was also effectively taken out of the game along with Death’s Toll so hunter builds got a bit nerfed.

We are all waiting for patch 8.3 with the great changes that it’s going to bring to the game.



The best tip for new players


Maybe you haven’t played any other MOBA games, maybe you have. It seems that no matter how much we repeat this advice, it is never enough. We know it doesn’t feel good when you spend gold on something that is not going to increase your damage, but you have to fight this feeling. Wards are going to give you a significant advantage in the game. It’s like having wallhack in a FPS game. You even start with a free ward. If you put them in the correct locations you will start noticing that games are becoming much easier, and you are not getting ganked as much as before. You will thank us and your team will thank you.


All of the MOBA games are famous for being extremely hard and competitive. If you want to have a chance, then you need to know what you are picking. Of course, it doesn’t matter if you pick the best Gods all the time if you don’t put in the hours. You better have a lot of free time if you are planning to get high in the ranks.

Also, most importantly, even if you studied our Smite Tier List, you better have the mental fortitude of a Shaolin monk to be able to come out of this experience unharmed. Even then it is questionable if you can do it.

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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