Smite Wiki
SkinArt Charon Default
Title: The Ferryman
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Greek Greek
Type: Ranged,Magical
Class: NewUI Class Guardian Guardian
Pros: High Mobility
Difficulty: Average
Release date: July 11, 2023
Favor: 5,500 Favor
Gems: 200 Gems
Voicelines: Charon voicelines
Voice actor: Earl Fisher
Health: 490 (+89)
Mana: 210 (+38)
Speed: 370 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 1 (+1.2%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 36 (+ 1.5)
+ 20% of Magical Power
Progression: None
Physical: 19 (+3)
Magical: 27 (+1.3)
HP5: 6 (+0.75)
MP5: 4.6 (+0.42)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

"Ferry allies to a swift victory and guide enemies to a powerful afterlife."

Charon is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[ | ]

One coin is all that it costs to enter the Elysian Fields.

One coin, no more, no less. That is the toll Charon expects. The Ferryman of Hades, is a simple being at heart. He has but one task, and does it well. Neither judge nor jury, he is a fixed point in the cosmology of the Underworld. A deliverer of souls to their final long as the proper rites have been performed and payment made. But attempting to board his craft without permission or payment is sure to arouse his wrath, which is never far from the surface.

This is not to say that Charon is as irascible as some stories claim. Rather, he is a professional; a being of boundaries and permissions. To cross the one, you must have the other. But those who defy the ancient laws which govern the threshold between the living and dead, find that Charon is the first to confront them – and often the last.

Yet, while he is a bellicose defender of the underworld’s sanctity, he has also been known to console the souls of the grieving or the frightened. Though he is fearsome, Charon is not frightening. The souls of the dead have nothing to fear from him.

He is both guardian and escort in one. He has guided his boat along the shadowed lengths of the Styx and the Acheron for millennia, and souls who book passage upon his craft are thenceforth under his protection against the myriad dangers of the underworld. To ride with Charon is to be ensured a safe journey to one’s ultimate and final destination.

But the time is coming where Charon must sail on unfamiliar waters. The pantheons are in upheaval, and the souls of the fallen are at the mercy of unfriendly forces. So the Ferryman must set forth and bring these lost souls home, whatever the cost.

Abilities[ | ]

Passive - Ferryman of Souls
If Charon is in assist range while any friendly lane minion or jungle monster dies, their essence persists for Charon to collect for 8s, granting him 1 gold and a Soul stack each. When Charon returns to base, he loses all Soul stacks and gains a permanent 2 Max Health per stack. Notes:
 Bullet Assist radius is 80 units.
 Bullet HP stacks up to 499 times.
 Bullet Charon will still collect gold even if he has the maximum number of Soul stacks.
 Bullet Collection Range: 20  Bullet Max Stacks: 20
 Bullet Max Health: 998  Bullet Ability Type: Buff

Ability Video

1st Ability - Spectral Surge
Charon plucks a soul out of the Styx, firing it as a line projectile that damages and Slows all enemies while stopping on the first god hit. If the soul hits an enemy god, it then explodes in a damaging and Silencing area around the target. All enemy gods hit by the explosion leave behind a damaging, Slowing trail of the Styx for the next 3s. Notes:
 Bullet The DoT deals damage every .5s.
 Bullet Can deal up to 116/158/200/242/284 (+75% of your Magical Power) damage.
 Bullet Soul Damage: 80/110/140/170/200 (+45% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Trail Damage: 6/8/10/12/14 (+5% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet Soul Slow: 10/12.5/15/17.5/20%  Bullet Trail Slow: 15%
 Bullet Silence Duration: 1s  Bullet Ability Type: Line, Crowd Control, Damage
 Bullet Range/Radius: 60/15  Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 15 seconds

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Damnation
After a short delay, Charon creates a rift to the underworld in an area, dealing damage and marking all enemy gods hit for the next 3s. The marked gods are revealed and have their Attack Speed reduced. Additionally, any time an allied god hits a marked god once per mark per ability or basic attack, that ally gains a shield for 3s. Subsequent shields only grant 25% of the original value. Notes:
 Bullet Subsequent hits on a marked enemy provide 10/16/22/29/35 (+0.3% of Charon's max health) shield health.
 Bullet The shield doesn't protect from execute effects.
 Bullet Damage: 50/85/120/155/190 (+40% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Attack Speed Slow: 25%
 Bullet Shield Health: 40/65/90/115/140 + 2% of Charon’s Max Health  Bullet Shield Cap: 15% of Charon’s Max Health
 Bullet Range/Radius: 55/15  Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Debuff, Damage
 Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Swift Voyage
Charon forcibly rows at a break-neck pace, charging forward with increased Movement Speed and reduced turn radius for 2.5s. Charon is Slow and Knockback immune while charging. Charon deals damage to and Roots enemies he collides with as well as those directly to his sides in the wake of his boat. Notes:
 Bullet Charon can only hit each enemy once during the ability.
 Bullet Can be cancelled early.
 Bullet Damage: 65/115/165/215/265 (+40% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Direct Root: 1s
 Bullet Wake Root: 0.5s  Bullet Movement Speed: 100%
 Bullet Ability Type: Dash, Root, Damage  Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 17/16.5/16/15.5/15 seconds

Ability Video

Ultimate - Summon Styx
Charon gains Crowd Control immunity and summons a massive tidal wave that he sends forth across the entire battlefield. Enemy gods hit by the wave are Feared, while allied gods gain Protections for 3s. Additionally, if an allied god is within 60 units directly behind the wave, they gain Movement Speed. Notes:
 Bullet The wave is 20 units long, 60 units wide and can only either hit/fear each enemy or provide protections to allies once.
 Bullet Charon suffers a 50% movement speed slow while channeling this ability.
 Bullet Has a channeling time of 1.5s.
 Bullet Damage: 225/290/355/420/495 (+50% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Fear: 0.8/0.9/1/1.1/1.2s
 Bullet Protections: 20/25/30/35/40  Bullet Movement Speed: 40%
 Bullet Ability Type: Area, Fear, Damage  Bullet Range: Global
 Bullet Cost: 100 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 110 seconds

Ability Video

Videos[ | ]

Teaser[ | ]

God Reveal[ | ]

Other[ | ]

Achievements[ | ]

Achievement Combat Charon TheUnderworldCalls
The Underworld Calls
As Charon, hit 5 enemies from at least 500 units away with Summon Styx in one game.
Achievement Combat Charon ToughCustomer
Tough Customer
As Charon, gain 250 or more max Health from Ferryman of Souls in one game.

Trivia[ | ]

General[ | ]

  • Fifth if Hades before his change of class is counted.
  • Charon was first shown as a small figure on Hellwatch Cerberus' card art in 2018, making him one of the few gods to be featured on other god's card arts before their release.
  • T Charon Soulshroud IconSoulshroud

Skins[ | ]

Default Skin card Release Date July 11, 2023
Type Standard
Cost Free
Voicelines Charon voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Recolor Skin card Release Date July 11, 2023
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems or 9500 Favor
Voicelines Charon voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Soulshroud Skin card Release Date August 29, 2023
Type Exclusive
Cost 1200 Gems
Voicelines Soulshroud Charon voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the Odyssey: Immortal Revelry.

Ascended Skin card Release Date July 11, 2023
Type Limited
Cost None
Voicelines Charon voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin is part of the Year 10 Pass.

Golden Skin card Release Date July 11, 2023
Type Standard
Cost 200 Gems or 9500 Favor
Requirements God Rank 1
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Legendary Skin card Release Date July 11, 2023
Type Standard
Cost 300 Gems or 12500 Favor
Requirements God Rank 5
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Diamond Skin card Release Date July 11, 2023
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems or 15000 Favor
Requirements God Rank 10
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Changelog[ | ]

SMITE Version 11.3.7948.6 (April 2, 2024)

  • Icons Charon A01Spectral Surge
  • Decreased trail Damage from 8/10/12/14/16 to 6/8/10/12/14
  • Decreased initial hit Damage Scaling from 55% to 45%
  • Icons Charon A02Damnation
  • Increased Cooldown from 14/13.5/13/12.5/12s to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14s
  • Icons Charon A03Swift Voyage
  • Decreased Damage from 80/130/180/230/280 to 65/115/165/215/265

SMITE Version 11.3.7948.3 (March 19, 2024)

  • Basic Attacks
  • The firing timing now better matches the animation
  • Icons Charon PassiveFerryman of Souls
  • Max Health gain per match increased from 350 to 998
  • Icons Charon A01Ferryman of Souls
  • The firing timing of this ability now better matches the animation

SMITE Version 11.2.7915.6 (March 5, 2024)

  • Icons Charon A01Spectral Surge
  • Decreased initial hit damage from 90/120/150/180/210 to 80/110/140/170/200
  • Icons Charon A04Summon Styx
  • Decreased damage from 230/300/370/440/510 to 225/290/355/420/485

SMITE Version 11.2.7915.4 (February 20, 2024)

  • Icons Charon A02Damnation
  • Decreased Shield from 2.5% of Charon’s Health to 2% of Charon’s Health

SMITE Version 10.9.7702.2 (August 29, 2023)

  • Icons Charon A02Damnation
  • Decreased Attack Speed Slow from 30% to 25%
  • Icons Charon A03Swift Voyage
  • Increased Cooldown from 15s to 17/16.5/16/15.5/15s

SMITE Version 10.8.7671 (August 8, 2023)

  • Icons Charon A02Damnation
  • Decreased Max Health contribution from 3% to 2.5%

SMITE Version 10.7.7633 (July 11, 2023)

  • Charon has been added to the game.