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: Chaac, like many gods from the Maya pantheon, is often described or spoken of as being comprised of multiple beings. The God of Rain tends to be denote by four specimens based on the cardinal directions and the corresponding colors. In the ancient pantheon, Chaac, be him the single form or the multiple, was the God of Rain and worshipped for lording over the objects that required it for life from foods to animals to humans themselves.
Again, like many Maya gods, Chaac had numerous interpretations throughout the territories of Central and South America. According to our usual sources for this column, no one interpretation ever won out. Nor does a single legend truly capture his image. Yet the commonality was his rain staff and lightning ax used in tandem to call down thunder and lightning with the life-giving rains. In the physical aspects, Chaac is normally depicted as a human figure with reptile or amphibian scales with menacing fangs and a very large nose.
In-Game: You know that anyone with an ax is a warrior, and a melee one at that. Chaac is no exception. The God of Rain is not an assassin, instead relying on numerous support abilities to harass groups of enemies with his own area effect attacks revolving around his ax. He supports himself during the fray with heals from his slowing Rain Dance and the ability Torrent ability for added movement.
The key to keeping your incarnation of Chaac alive is maximizing his sustainability and innate threat. Grab items that increase protections, regen and/or health pool. Meanwhile, work on the threat with physical power and penetration. Cooldown reduction will enable Chaac a glorious amount of mana-free abilities and allow you to unleash his devastating ultimate that’s designed to seriously turn a team fight in your favor.
Chaac on Wikipedia
Maya Mythology on Wikipedia
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