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Baba Yaga
SkinArt BabaYaga Default
Summary
Title: Witch of the Woods
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Slavic Slavic
Type: Ranged,Magical
Class: NewUI Class Mage Mage
Pros: High Area Damage
Difficulty: Average
Release date: April 21, 2020
Favor: 5,500 Favor
Gems: 200 Gems
Voicelines: Baba Yaga voicelines
Voice actor: Jenn Wong
Stats
Health: 400 (+73)
Mana: 280 (+50)
Speed: 365 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 0.95 (+1%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 35 (+ 1.5)
+ 20% of Magical Power
Progression: None
Protection
Physical: 11 (+2.7)
Magical: 23 (+1.3)
Regen
HP5: 8 (+0.5)
MP5: 5 (+0.6)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

"Control the wild magics and craft volatile potions. Enemies must beware of your Cabin!"

Baba Yaga is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[ | ]

It is an old story. Perhaps the oldest story there is. In the dark woods, there is a witch called Baba Yaga. Sometimes she is a mother. Sometimes she is a daughter. Sometimes she is cruel and sometimes, kind. But always, Baba Yaga is cunning. And there is always a price to pay for dealing with her, if you are brave enough – or desperate enough – to seek her out.

It is said that Baba Yaga waits for travellers in her house atop its gnarled chicken legs, behind a fence made of human bones. If you are brave enough to pass through the fence and enter the house you will see her stretched out across the interior, looming over her stove, or reaching out from one corner to another. Or, if you are in the woods late at night, you might see her flying overhead in her mortar and pestle and the hear the thunderous tramp of the chicken-legged house as it pursues its mistress.

Regardless, she is an ugly creature with a long nose and cruel, iron teeth, and her eyes gleam with malice. But despite her inherent malevolence, she does not interfere with others without first being approached – or provoked. If you are foolish enough to seek her, she might well punish you for your effrontery before aiding you, or aid you and then tear you to pieces because it amuses her to do so. And sometimes, very rarely, she helps without harm.

But only when it suits her to do so.

Now, as the world shudders on its axis and new horrors rise, Baba Yaga stirs in her long isolation. The gods have ignored her warnings for long enough, and if they will not ask for her help willingly, she will find a way to force them to do so...

Abilities[ | ]

Passive - Creeping Cabin
Baba Yaga's Cabin accumulates up to 100 essence over time, when it moves, and if enemy gods get too close. Baba Yaga can approach the Cabin and use this essence to gain evolving item stacks. Items with a low stack count take more energy. If Baba Yaga has no stacking item this essence heals Baba Yaga for 0.6% max health per tick. Notes:
 Bullet The cabin has unit collision but projectiles can pass through it.
 Bullet The cabin will prioritize healing Baba Yaga if it does not have enough essence to stack a low stack count item.
 Bullet Heal ticks occur every 0.25s and certain stacking items have a unique tick duration.
 Bullet The cabin will follow Baba Yaga if she is at least 120 units away from it.
 Bullet Item Stack Cost: 500 / Item Max Stacks  Bullet Heal Cost: 4
 Bullet Ability Type: Buff  Bullet Range: 55

Ability Video

1st Ability - Wild Witchcraft
Baba Yaga throws forward magic imbued with chaotic qualities. The magic will travel in the path of a random shape (Left Corner, Right Corner, Split, or Oval) and leave behind a random magical field on the ground it flew over for 4s. The fields can boost friendly Protections, boost friendly Movement Speed, lower enemy Movement Speed, or Silence enemies. Notes:
 Bullet The passive meter reveals what shape and effect the next cast will have.
 Bullet The oval pattern always travels in a counter-clockwise direction.
 Bullet The buff/debuff duration is refreshed per time a unit moves into the field.
 Bullet Each variation and shape can be seen here.
 Bullet Damage: 100/150/200/250/300 (+70% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Protections: 15/20/25/30/35 for 1s
 Bullet Movement Speed: 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% for 1s  Bullet Slow: 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% for 1s
 Bullet Ability Type: Area, Crowd Control, Damage  Bullet Width: 60, 60, 90, 60
 Bullet Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 12 seconds

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Baba's Brew
Baba Yaga throws together random ingredients to brew a Potion. Each Eye of Newt increases the Potion's Damage by 7.5%. Each Dragon Scale adds a 12.5% slow to enemies hit for 2.5s. Each Wolf Tooth adds a 7.5% Attack Speed slow and Power reduction to enemies hit for 5s. Baba Yaga can store a single Potion in her consumable slot refiring/canceling this ability. She can pull it out at any time to throw it. Notes:
 Bullet Has a potion brew pre-fire time of 0.2s and post-fire time of 0.1s while both the potion swap pre-fire and post-fire have a time of 0.1s.
 Bullet For information on the consumable item see: BabasBrew Baba's Brew
 Bullet Damage: 85/120/155/190/225 (+70% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Ingredient Count: 3/3/4/4/5
 Bullet Ability Type: Circle Crowd Control, Damage  Bullet Range/Radius: 60/15
 Bullet Cost: 60 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 10 seconds

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Blast Off!
Baba Yaga crawls inside her Mortar for protection. While inside the mortar she gains Damage Mitigation, Knockup Protection, and begins to build up explosive magic. After 1s the magic explodes, launching Baba Yaga and her Mortar in the direction she is facing. Enemies near the Mortar when it explodes take damage. Notes:
 Bullet The damage mitigation and knockup protection effects are applied as soon as the ability is used.
 Bullet If there is no valid leaping location, Baba Yaga will leap to the closest valid point near the targetter.
 Bullet Damage: 80/125/170/215/260 (+85% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Damage Mitigation: 35%
 Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Leap, Damage  Bullet Range: 40/20
 Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 14 seconds

Ability Video

Ultimate - Home Sweet Home
Baba Yaga calls down her Cabin, causing it to crash onto her and launch nearby enemies away. Baba Yaga commands the cabin for up to 8s, using it as a protective shield to create and throw 4 Witchfire Bolts from the inside. When the thrown Witchfire lands, it explodes dealing damage to enemies in the area while leaving behind a creeping patch of fire that chases nearby enemies. Enemies caught in the creeping fire take burn damage every 0.4s. Notes:
 Bullet Has a minimum firing range of 4, maximum of 65, Cabin crash of 15, knockback strength of 400 and a pre-fire time of 0.2s.
 Bullet Baba Yaga is immune to crowd control, movement penalties and can move through minions for the duration.
 Bullet Each bolt lasts 3s and can deal up to 142/202/262/322/382 (+90% of your Magical Power) damage with all 4 and the cabin crash dealing a total of 668/953/1238/1523/1808 (+410% of your Magical Power) damage.
 Bullet The shield doesn't protect from execute effects.
 Bullet Landing Damage: 100/145/190/235/280 (+50% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Burst Damage: 70/100/130/160/190 (+30% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet Burn Damage: 12/17/22/27/32 (+10% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Shield Health: 160/215/270/325/380 (+30% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Buff, Damage  Bullet Radius: 15
 Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 90 seconds

Ability Video

Videos[ | ]

Cinematic Trailer[ | ]

God Reveal[ | ]

Achievements[ | ]

Achievement Combat BabaYaga TheCabin
The Cabin
As Baba Yaga, gain 50 stacks on your items in a single game, utilizing the power from your Cabin.
Achievement Combat BabaYaga ThePerfectBrew
The Perfect Brew
As Baba Yaga, successfully hit an enemy god with a brewed potion that uses 5 of the same type of ingredient.


Trivia[ | ]

General[ | ]

  • Baba Yaga was the first mage of the Slavic Pantheon.
  • She is also the first female character in the Slavic pantheon.
  • Baba Yaga along with Baron Samedi and Ratatoskr are currently the only gods who can build special items from either abilities or item store that no other god can own by default.
  • Baba Yaga's release was teased by an easter egg where her laugh could be heard whenever a player consumed a potion.
  • Baba Yaga's chaotic spells and their side effects may be a reference to her behavior in Slavic folklore, how she helped the good (Her team) and punished the bad (The enemy team).
  • The way Baba Yaga is positioned in her Mortar on her Victory screen is a reference to the famous bathtub scene in The Witcher.
  • According to HiRez in her first look page, Baba Yaga was one of the most requested characters in the community.
  • There is an announcer pack themed after Baba Yaga, You can hear it here: Baba Yaga Announcer pack.

God Skins[ | ]

  • T BabaYaga TheElderDjinn IconThe Elder Djinn
  • T BabaYaga ExperiMental IconExperi-Mental
  • T BabaYaga Gingerdread IconGingerdread
  • T BabaYaga BabaBeans IconBaba Beans

Skins[ | ]

Default
Default Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
Type Standard
Cost Free
Requirements
Voicelines Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Grim Mother
Grim Mother Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems or 9500 Favor
Requirements
Voicelines Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

The Elder Djinn
The Elder Djinn Skin card Release Date May 19, 2020
Type Exclusive
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines The Elder Djinn Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin could only be obtained by purchasing and achieving enough levels in the Final Boss Battle Pass.
 Bullet This skin could only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Experi-Mental
Experi-Mental Skin card Release Date January 26, 2021
Type Exclusive
Cost 1200 Gems (Rise of Babylon bundle)
Requirements
Voicelines Experi-Mental Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the Dawn of Babylon event.
 Bullet This skin could only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Gingerdread
Gingerdread Skin card Release Date November 16, 2021
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems (Winter Wonderland Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Gingerdread Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin could only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Baba Beans
Baba Beans Skin card Release Date April 18, 2023
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems (Baked Beans Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Baba Beans Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin could only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Ascended
Ascended Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
Type Limited
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin is part of the Season Pass 2020.

Golden
Golden Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
Type Standard
Cost 200 Gems or 9500 Favor
Requirements God Rank 1
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Legendary
Legendary Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
Type Standard
Cost 300 Gems or 12500 Favor
Requirements God Rank 5
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Diamond
Diamond Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems or 15000 Favor
Requirements God Rank 10
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Changelog[ | ]

SMITE Version 11.7.8071.4 (July 23, 2024)

  • Icons BabaYaga A03Blast Off!
  • Increased Damage Mitigation from 25/27.5/30/32.5/35% to 35% at all ranks
  • Icons BabaYaga A04Home Sweet Home
  • Increased Shield Health Scaling from 25% to 30% of her Magical Power

SMITE Version 10.12.7798.1 (November 14, 2023)

  • Icons BabaYaga PassiveCreeping Cabin
  • Increased Item Stack Cost from 400 to 500
  • Icons BabaYaga A02Baba's Brew
  • Decreased Base Damage from 95/130/165/200/235 to 85/120/155/190/225

SMITE Version 10.9.7702.2 (August 29, 2023)

  • Icons BabaYaga A04Home Sweet Home
  • Decreased Burst Damage from 75/105/135/165/195 to 70/100/130/160/190
  • Decreased Shield Health from 160/230/300/370/440 to 160/215/270/325/380

SMITE Version 10.3.7494.12 (March 28, 2023)

  • Icons BabaYaga PassiveCreeping Cabin
  • Decreased Heal Per Tick from 0.8% max health to 0.6%
  • Icons BabaYaga A02Baba's Brew
  • Decreased Cooldown from 12 to 10
  • Decreased Mana Cost from 60/65/70/75/80 to 60

SMITE Version 9.5.7096.2 (May 17, 2022)

  • Icons BabaYaga A02 Baba's Brew
  • Decreased Cooldown from 14s to 12s at all ranks

SMITE Version 9.1.6950.5 (January 25, 2022)

  • Icons BabaYaga A02 Baba's Brew
  • Increased Damage from 85/120/155/190/225 to 95/130/165/200/235
  • Icons BabaYaga A04 Home Sweet Home
  • Removed self root on fire
  • Reduced pre-fire time from 0.5s to 0.2s

SMITE Version 8.8.6750.10 (August 24, 2021)

  • Icons BabaYaga A04 Home Sweet Home
  • While in the Ultimate, Baba Yaga can now walk through minions

SMITE Version 8.7.6665.1 (July 13, 2021)

  • Icons BabaYaga A03 Blast Off!
  • Decreased cooldown from 16 to 14.
  • Icons BabaYaga A04 Home Sweet Home
  • Increased Shield Health scaling from 15% to 25%
  • Increased Knockback Strength from 330 to 400

SMITE Version 8.2.6416.4 (February 23, 2021)

  • Icons BabaYaga A02 Baba's Brew
  • Decreased Potion Brew Prefire time from 0.4s to 0.2s.
  • Decreased Potion Brew Postfire time from 0.2s to 0.1s.
  • Decreased Potion Swap Prefire time from 0.3s to 0.1s.
  • Decreased Potion Swap Postfire time from 0.3s to 0.1s.
  • The travel speed and warning time of the lobbed potion is unchanged.

SMITE Version 7.9.6189.6 (September 8, 2020)

  • Icons BabaYaga A02 Baba's Brew
  • Decreased Cooldown from 16/16/15/15/14s to 14s at all Ranks

SMITE Version 7.7.6121.3 (July 14, 2020)

  • Icons BabaYaga A02 Baba's Brew
  • Increased damage from 65/105/145/185/225 to 85/120/155/190/225.
  • Icons BabaYaga A04 Home Sweet Home
  • Increased Shield Health from 100/180/260/340/420 to 160/230/300/370/440.

SMITE Version 7.6.6084.2 (June 16, 2020)

  • General
  • Fixed Elder Djinn Baba Yaga using base FX on basic attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where she would T-pose while titans were dying.
  • Icons BabaYaga Passive Creeping Cabin
  • Fixed an issue where players were not colliding with the Cabin.
  • This is intent. Player movement should be blocked to prevent “hiding” in the Cabin at all times, but projectiles should pass right through.
  • Icons BabaYaga A03 Blast Off!
  • Now has knockback immunity and damage reduction during pre fire animation.
  • Icons BabaYaga A04 Home Sweet Home
  • Decreased minimum firing range from 10 to 4.
  • Baba Yaga is now immune to backpedal and strafe penalties while inside her cabin.

SMITE Version 7.5.6039 (May 19, 2020)

  • General
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong god icon would be displayed in notifications after unlocking Baba Yaga.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong icon would be displayed when selecting or unlocking her Voice Pack.
  • Fixed an issue where Baba Yaga would T-Pose during her victory animation.
  • Icons BabaYaga Passive Creeping Cabin
  • Fixed an issue where the Creeping Cabin was not properly colliding with Baba Yaga.
  • Icons BabaYaga A02 Baba's Brew
  • Addressed issues where this ability could not be fired. Bug incidence rate has been decreased but is still being investigated.
  • Icons BabaYaga A03 Blast Off!
  • Increased Audio Cue Volume.
  • Icons BabaYaga A04 Home Sweet Home
  • Addressed issues where this ability could not be fired. Bug incidence rate has been decreased but is still being investigated.

SMITE Version 7.4.5984.15 (May 5, 2020)

  • Icons BabaYaga A02 Baba's Brew
  • Increased base damage from 55/95/135/175/215 to 65/105/145/185/225.
  • Increased Magical Power scaling from 60% to 70%.
  • Icons BabaYaga A04 Home Sweet Home
  • Increased Burst Damage Base from 60/85/110/135/160 to 75/105/135/165/195.
  • Increased Burst Damage scaling from 30% to 35%.
  • Increased Burn Damage scaling from 7.5% to 10%.
  • Decreased travel time of the Witchfire Bolt from 0.8s to 0.53s.
  • Added 10% Magical Power Scaling to the amount of Shield HP gained at all ranks.

SMITE Version 7.4.5984.3 (April 21, 2020)

  • Baba Yaga has been added to the game.

Pre-release

  • Icons BabaYaga A01 Wild Witchcraft
  • Increased Base Damage from 85/135/185/235/185 to 100/150/200/250/300.
  • Increased damage scaling from 65% to 70%.


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