This page will always show the latest SMITE Tier List for Joust play. Gods have been placed in their Tiers based on a variety of factors: their strength in their predominant role (jungle, adc, etc.) as well as their overall value from their skills and utility. Please be aware that due to the nature of the Jouse game mode, gods that provide sustain, utility or area denial are often key.   

This SMITE Tier List is designed to rank gods in terms of their strength in the current meta. Although some gods are considered niche or balanced, those that aren't S or A+ shouldn't be considered poor. While any match can be won with any god, this list is designed to present you with the strongest. Updated July 18 July 2016. 

Tier List Descriptors

S+ Tier - First pick, first ban material. S+ Gods are ridiculously strong and seen by many as overpowered.

S Tier - Second favourite and if Tier S+ Gods are unavailable. These Gods are incredibly strong and above the point of balance.

A+ Tier - Gods that are very strong. These Gods, without question, are the backbone of any team due to a combination of abilities and utility.

A Tier - Considered “right” in terms of balance, these Gods remain strong in the right hands and compliment 'most' team compositions.

B+ Tier - Slightly below the point of balance, these Gods can do well but would benefit from small tweaks by Hi-Rez.

B Tier - Gods that are considered good but ones which require teams to form around them or they’re Gods that rely heavily on personal ability over composition (niche picks).

C Tier - Considered poor: these Gods have fallen out of the Meta and are seldom picked or seen.

Tier List Movement

All Gods added to the Joust Tier List. 

SMITE Roles

1. Solo Lane or Short Lane (S) - Predominantly used by Warriors or Mages with a strong poke and clear. Their primary role is to build relatively "tanky" with some damage so that they can continually poke the enemy, while also pairing with the jungler. 

2. Mid Lane or Middle Lane (M) - Predominantly used by Mages with strong clear and high utility. Isis, Agni and Poseidon are exceptional here. Their primary role is to clear as quickly as possible and to support the jungler if able and to alert the team if the opposing Mid leaves their lane.

3. ADC or Long Lane (ADC) - Predominantly used by Hunters, the ADC role tends to work alongside a Support God on the Long Lane. Pairings are usually with Gods such as Ymir, Athena or Sobek as they not only provide clearing support, but they can often snare or trap the opposing Long Laner so that the ADC can quickly deal damage. 

4. Support or Duo Lane (Sup) - Predominatnly used by Guardians, their role is to carry the ADC through their lane. ADC's tend to become more powerful as the game progresses, so they need the support of a Guardian to assist in lane clear and coordinated spikes.

5. Jungle (J) - Predominantly used Assassin, a Jungler's role is to assist Solo Lane and Mid Lane but to also thin out the creatures in the jungle so that your team mates can quickly pickup the buffs that they drop. I would argue that this is one of the more difficult roles in SMITE as you need exceptional map awareness. 

There are some Gods, dependent on the skill of the player, that can branch out from these defined roles but it does depend entirely on the individuals skill with said God and the team composition as a whole. 

Additional Guides and Content

SMITE: 5 Best Assassins

SMITE: 5 Best Guardians

SMITE: 5 Best Hunters

SMITE: 5 Best Warriors

SMITE: 5 Best Mages

SMITE: 5 Best Junglers

SMITE: 5 Best Gods For Beginners 

SMITE Jungling Guide


S+ Tier

Type

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Artemis  Hunter ADC Medium Slow, lacking escapes but still hits like a truck with a strong stun and area control in her trap. Greek
Chronos Mage Mid Hard Strong utility, he's incredibly powerful with a skilled player and a headache to fight. Greek
He Bo Mage Solo Easy Although similar to Posieden, He Bo can still work offers excellent AOE potential and control. Chinese
Hou Yi Hunter ADC Medium Amazing damage, an invaluable escape, an Ultimate that can carry and utility from Gold Crow that helps him enormously. Chinese
Raijin Mage Mid Hard A powerful and flexible ultimate ability with an escape (or engage) and high burst make him a strong pick. Japanese
Scylla Mage Mid Medium Good crowd control, strong AOE, high damage potential and super fun to play.  Greek

S Tier

Type

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Anhur Hunter ADC Medium Not as strong as he once was but his damage is still good and Desert Fury remains very powerful. Egyptian
Cabrakan  Guardian Support Medium Valuable crowd control, annoying to fight against and his Tremor is especially annoying. Mayan
Chang’e  Mage Solo Medium Fantastic in Joust thanks to a highly versatile and supportive kit.  Chinese
Chiron Hunter ADC Medium Capable of high damage with a kit capable of supporting his allies and ensuring his escape. Greek
Jing Wei Hunter ADC Hard A flexible kit, high damage potential and utility. Likely to climb. Chinese
Fenrir Assassin Jungle Medium Great early game, awesome damage and mobility and pairs well with most Heroes Norse
Nox Mage Mid/Solo Medium Good damage, some excellent utility from her trait,  Shadow Lock and Siphon Darkness' silence. Roman
Odin Warrior Support Medium Odin continues to rise through the Tier List thanks to Lunge and Ring of Spears offering utility/mobility Norse
Skadi Hunter ADC Medium Great damage, unique utility and annoying to fight against. Norse
Sobek Guardian Solo Easy Sobek is still a good go-to Guardian that can also comfortably control the Joust area. Egyptian
Susano Assassin Jungle Hard Mobility, damage, utility. There's very little he doesn't bring to the table. Incredible right now. Japanse
Ullr Hunter ADC Hard Flexible stances, high damage output and an invaluable stun (alongside a gaurenteed escape).  Norse
Ymir Guardian Support/Jungle Easy Amazing control in the Joust map that's invaluable for securing kills.  Norse
Zeus Mage Mid Easy A lack of mobility doesn't stop Zeus: his damage is truly fantastic.  Greek

A+ Tier

Type

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Agni  Mage Mid Easy A strong God with a flexible kit and powerful AOE potential. Hindu
Amaterasu Warrior Solo Medium An ability to increase damage against targets, some healing and Ultimate allows her to deal huge damage. Japanese
Apollo Hunter ADC Medium Reasonable mobility, respectable damage and a fairly strong Ultimate ability.  Greek
Athena Guardian Support Hard Valuable to almost any team thanks to her taunt, crowd control and team mitigation. Greek
Bellona Warrior Solo Easy Also known as a Swiss Army Knife she brings a strong, versatile kit that's very strong in the right hands. Roman
Erlang Shen Warrior Solo Medium Amazing damage multipliers, a valuable root, an excellent Ultimate and some mobility. Chinese
Fafnir Guardian Support Medium Good utility, some mobility and valuable alongside most compositions. A lot of fun to play as well. Norse
Fafnir Guardian Support Medium Good utility, some mobility and valuable alongside most compositions. A lot of fun to play as well. Norse
Kukulkan Mage Mid Medium Relatively good at pushing while providing some solid area of effect skills. Mayan
Janus Mage Mid Hard Incredible for map travel and supporting team mates while spiking with Unstable Vortex. Roman
Kali Assassin Jungle Medium Very high damage, lots of self sustain and an invaluable Passive ability. Hindu
Kumbhakarna  Guardian Support Medium Frustrating to fight against, reasonable utility and excellent 1 on 1. Hindu
Khepri Guardian Support Hard Abduct, and Scarab's Blessing alone make Kehpri a formidable ally to have alongside any team. Egyptian
Neith  Hunter ADC Easy Good clear, good damage and super easy to play.  Egyptian
Nemesis Assassin Jungle Medium Nemesis can be a nuisance. She has reasonably good mobility and self sustain. Greek
Nu Wa Mage Mid Medium An excellent support who’s great on most teams. Fog and Clay Soldiers allow easy push. Chinese
Poseidon Mage Mid Medium Amazing at pushing and besides Isis, a go-to God when it comes to control picks. Greek
Sol Mage ADC Medium Strong basic attacks and perhaps split-pusher over ADC, she fits into many compositions due to her AOE. Norse
Sylvanus Guardian Support Medium A true support God. His presence on a team can often secure an area. Roman
Vulcan Mage Mid Medium Vulcan can still do well and I’d consider him well balanced at the moment. Roman
Zhong Kui Mage Mid Medium Strong AOE, an Ultimate with lots of damage potential and a very fun kit. Awesome in the right hands.  Chinese

A Tier

Type

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Bakasura  Assassin Jungle Medium Capable of high damage and self-sustain thanks to Eat Minion but struggling to compete. Hindu
Guan Yu Warrior Solo Easy Good self sustain and has reasonable damage output makes him viable in Joust. Chinese
Hun Batz Assassin Jungle Medium High damage, strong AOE and a very useful Ultimate ability. Mayan
Isis Mage Mid Medium Capable of comfortably holding mid thanks to her silence and stuns while bringing solid damage.  Egyptian
Osiris Warrior Solo Medium Very strong right now with a varied kit that's packed with utility, some mobility and damage.  Egyptian
Bacchus Guardian Support Medium Bacchus is brilliant thanks to Belch and Belly Flop - he's also fairly forgiving. Roman
Freya Mage ADC Hard Just get her to end-game. You'll understand why.  Norse
Geb Guardian Support Hard Valuable team protection, an escape and solid support.  Egyptian
Hercules  Warrior Solo Medium Not as good as some other Warriors but still very viable in the right hands. Roman
Loki Assassin Jungle Hard Still a favourite amongst many players, Loki remains a well balanced and powerful god. Norse
Serqet Assassin Jungle Hard Difficult to master but well worth it. Amazing single target damage and mobility but very squishy. Eqyptian
Thor Assassin Jungle Medium Amazing damage, mobility and crowd control. Still a very good pick even after all this time. Norse
Tyr Warrior Solo Medium For Fearless, Tyr is a strong god. He can pair really well with most others, especially if timed with Lawbringer. Norse
Xbalanque Hunter ADC Easy A mobile, flexible god with good damage and a useful Ultimate. Mayan
Medusa Hunter ADC Medium

Capable of high damage and can solo well. She is mana heavy through early game.

Greek
Ra Mage Mid Easy Still capable of holding mid, he can be really strong in the right hands. Egyptian
Rama Hunter ADC Medium He has fallen down the Tier list after the rise of other, stronger hunters. Good, just not as good. Hindu
Sun Wu Kong Warrior Solo Medium A monster in the right hands. Unfortunately he's fighting for a place against other Warriors. Chinese
Aphrodite Mage Solo Medium A strong -pairingg god with good solo clear.   Greek
Ares Guardian Support Easy Predictable Shackles but still strong despite CC Immunity items.  Greek
Vamana Warrior Solo Medium There are better Warriors but he can still be a nuisance thanks to his Ultimate Hindu
Xiang Tian Guardian Solo Medium Capable of reasonable damage and survivability, his kit's varied and useful. Chinese

B+ Tier

Type

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Awilix Assassin Jungle  Hard Mana hungry but with high burst and a useful pull in Gravity Surge. Mayan
Bastet Assassin Jungle Hard Not as popular as she once was, but she's still strong in the right hands due to her burst potential. Egyptian
Chaac Warrior Solo Medium A well balanced Warrior that works well in most team compositions.  Mayan
Cupid Hunter ADC Easy Particularly strong early game with reasonable poke and utility.  Roman
Ne Zha Assassin Jungle Hard Despite poor “outs”, Ne Zha still packs a punch and can be brutal towards end game. Chinese
Ravana Warrior Solo Medium Flexible and with eye-watering burst, Ravana is reasonable in Joust.  Hindu
Thanatos Assassin Jungle Medium Still capable of excellent damage, he’s still a good pick but lacks reliable “outs”. Greek
Hades Mage Solo Easy Still a very popular choice though he is predictable and is a well rounded, balanced god. Greek 

B Tier

Type

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Anubis Mage Mid Hard Requires a great deal of practice and perfect positioning. His damage is amazing end game Egyptian
Ao Kuang Mage Jungle Medium He's a powerful mage with a flexible kit. His "ganking" potential is huge and his damage eye watering. Chinese
Arachne Assassin Jungle Hard Amazing at Jungling, eye-watering damage end game and a brand new look! Greek
Ratatoskr  Assassin Jungle Easy Although recently nerfed, he remains incredibly strong (and super annoying!) Norse

C Tier

Type

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Au Puch Mage Solo Medium A huge ultimate, lots of area denial and respectable damage allows him to push easily. Mayan
Ah Muzen Cab Hunter ADC Easy Limited by his Hive’s being easily killed and other Hunter’s overshadowing him. Mayan
Mercury Assassin Jungle Medium Not as strong as he used to be but much better: good mobility, poke and speed just poor opportunities in Joust.  Greek
Hel  Mage Solo Hard No where near as strong as she once was and bringing little to Joust.  Norse

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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2016

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