Lancelot, fabled Knight of the Round Table, will charge into the SMITE battlefield on June 14 according to the game’s 9.6 update notes. His abilities and ultimate were revealed during a Twitch livestream on Thursday.
Passive: Camelot’s Quest
The knight’s passive is called Camelot’s Quest, which grants a single stack for every enemy kill or assist, plus one stack for every five minion takedowns. When Lancelot is on his horse, each stack grants him increased movement speed. While unmounted, each stack reduces the basic attack damage from directly in front of him.
Piercing Thrust is the knight’s first ability, where Lancelot dashes forward for a short distance with his lance and damages any enemies in his path. Those in the way of his extended lance also get hit, and Lancelot can dash again within a few seconds if he hits an enemy.
SMITE Lancelot: Skilled Strikes ability
When Lancelot uses Skilled Strikes, he slams his shield into enemies in front of him to deal damage and knock them back. This is followed by a sweeping attack with his weapon. Enemies who are further away receive bonus damage.
Mount Up abilities and Grand Joust ultimate
When using Mount Up, Lancelot gains movement speed and a health shield that builds up over time. While on his horse, his abilities change to include Shining Gallop, Crashing Dive, Quick Turn and the Grand Joust ultimate.
When Shining Gallop is used, the knight dismounts and sends his horse charging forwards. Meanwhile, Crashing Dive roots nearby enemies on Lancelot’s leap up and damages enemies when he lands. As for Quick Turn, it lets Lancelot pivot his stead on the battlefield. The Grand Joust ultimate makes Lancelot rear up his horse before charging at enemies for crowd control and damage.
Lancelot also has a few new skins that will go live on June 14 as he joins the other gods. The skins include the Pride of Avalon, Masteries and Ascended ones.
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