SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained – Bakasura

SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained is a column dedicated to introducing prospective players of SMITE to its massive back story of lore. From the Greek to Hindu, each week we’ll look at two characters from a major pantheon and provide a quick recap of their history and in what capacity their digital incarnation will represent on the field of Hi-Rez Studios’ upcoming MOBA.

Lore: The legend of  the just-revealed Bakasura is a rather simple one to consume. The great Asura was a pure antagonist to those around him, demanding his home city of Ekachakra to constantly supply him with obscene quantities of edibles. Upon delivery, Bakasura would greedily devour all that came to him, couriers included, earning him the title of the Great Devourer.

Hit the jump for the rest of the legend and how the hungry short stack should be played.

A traveler by the name of Bheema eventually confronted Bakasura in place of his hostess’ son. But Bakasura was nowhere to be found when Bheema went to the forest. Impatient and hungry, Bheema began consuming the staples meant for the sinful demon. Enraged at the site of an empty cart, the demon attacked the well-fed and skillful Bheema. Unbeknwonst to Bakasura, Bheema had dispatched numerous demons over his life, eventually destroying Bakasura and a large portion of the forest in the battle.

In-Game: Clearly a fun character to implement, Bakasura makes full use of his title. Build as an assassin or jungle specialist, Bakasura gains attack speed for each kill. The demon is also capable of instantly taking a minion out of play by devouring it, granting a personal heal and speed buff. Combined with increased physical power and true damage from his Butcher Blades passive, Bakasura can decimate weaker targets in a matter of second with an AoE Take Down pounce or chase down others with his ultimate, Regurgitate, slowing players and encircling them in half-devoured minions.

Bakasura is a melee DPS with a touch of support capabilities. Perfectly capable of assaulting multiple characters at once when using the element of surprise, players would be smart to stack attack speed to keep the passive from falling off, physical power and life leech. You can substitute additional movement speed for life leech if you want to be really annoying.

Further reading:

Head over to SMITE: Demigods, Deities and Gods Explained for access to details for all of the playable characters.