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SkinArt Charybdis Default.jpg
Title: The Ceaseless Whirlpool
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Greek.png Greek
Type: Ranged,Physical
Class: NewUI Class Hunter.png Hunter
Pros: High Attack Speed
Difficulty: Average
Release date: August 24, 2021
Favor: 5,500 Favor.png
Gems: 200 Gems.png
Voicelines: Charybdis voicelines
Voice actor: Xanthe Huynh
Health: 616 (+81)
Mana: 220 (+38)
Speed: 365 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 0.95 (+1.6%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 38 (+ 2.6)
+ 100% of Physical Power
Progression: 1/1/.4/.4/.4x damage
Physical: 15 (+3.1)
Magical: 38 (+1.2)
HP5: 7 (+0.69)
MP5: 4.4 (+0.38)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

"Gain Tide by attacking enemies and crush enemies with The Maw."

Charybdis is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.


The dangers of the sea are many, but few so fearsome as the creature known as Charybdis. Ancient poems and songs speak of the destruction she has wreaked on any ship unlucky enough to pass too close to her turbulent waters.

A sister in spirit if not blood to the nightmarish Scylla, Charybdis is a smasher of vessels where Scylla is an eater of men. She catches them in her whirlpool and breaks them into flinders, before drawing the pitiful remnants into the depths.

Once a daughter of Poseidon, she had the temerity to aid her father in his perennial feud with his brother, Zeus. At Poseidon’s behest, she used her control over the waters to engulf those lands closest to the sea – including those that belonged to Zeus.

This encroachment so angered the King of Olympus that he captured Charybdis. But such was Zeus’ wrath that he did not settle for mere imprisonment – rather, he transformed Charybdis into her current monstrous form as punishment for her defiance. He then cast her into the waters of a narrow strait, opposite the similarly cursed Scylla, and there chained her to the sea bed.

In the centuries since, Charybdis has taken out her frustrations upon any who dared pass over the swirling waters that hid her now-hideous form. The whirlpools created from her unquenchable thirst either crushed ships, or drove them into the teeth of Scylla. Together, the two terrorized the waters of their imprisoning strait – until, that is, Scylla was freed to bring horror to the lands of the gods. Charybdis was left alone.

But now, the chains that have held her fast since Zeus first cast her down have been broken. And mighty Charybdis is free at last to vent her rage on the gods who mistreated her so cruelly...


Passive - Raging Tides
Charybdis' attack speed increases as her Tide increases. Successful Basic Attack hits increase her Tide. Charybdis deals less damage with item effect procs. Notes:
 Bullet.png Grants up to +25% Attack Speed (10.75% at level 1) at level 20.
 Bullet.png Damage from items deal 70% damage at max tide.
 Bullet.png Takes a total of 50 basic attacks to fully charge the tide.
 Bullet.png Tide Attack Speed: Attack speed increases up to 10% +0.75% per level/ at max Tide  Bullet.png Reduction: Item damage reduced by 30%
 Bullet.png Basic Attacks: 2% Tide on Hit  Bullet.png Ability Type: Buff

Ability Video

1st Ability - Spike Shot
Charybdis reveals The Maw as it fires large spikes for a short duration dealing Basic Attack damage. These projectiles pass through minions and are wider and faster than normal Basic Attacks.

On hitting enemy gods and walls, the spikes splinter dealing additional damage.

 Bullet.png Splinters have a range of 30.
 Bullet.png Can fire up to 10 shots with 2.5 attack speed.
 Bullet.png Minion Damage: 80/85/90/95/100% scaling  Bullet.png Splinter Damage: 10/15/20/25/30 (+15% of your Physical Power)
 Bullet.png Splinter Tide: 2% Tide per hit  Bullet.png Duration: 4s
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Projectiles  Bullet.png Range: 55
 Bullet.png Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 mana  Bullet.png Cooldown: 14 seconds

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Capsize
Charybdis absorbs water from around her before firing a quick blast from The Maw. Enemies are hit by a rapidly decaying Slow and Physical Protection debuff. This ability can be channeled for longer, consuming Tide on fire, to become wider, strengthen the debuff effects and deal more damage. Up to 40% Tide consumed. Notes:
 Bullet.png Deals 115% Physical Power Scailing at max tide.
 Bullet.png Damage: 80/130/180/230/280 (+85% of your Physical Power)  Bullet.png Extra Scaling: 30%
 Bullet.png Slow: 40% on max Tide  Bullet.png Physical Protection Reduction: 40% on max Tide
 Bullet.png Duration: 4s on max Tide  Bullet.png Ability Type: Cone
 Bullet.png Range: 45  Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Whirlpool Form
Charybdis dives into a whirlpool she creates, expanding and revealing the terrifying Maw. Charybdis moves faster and deals damage to enemies caught in the area. This ability can be amplified by toggling it again and spending 30% Tide. Doing so increases the damage dealt and movement speed as well as providing extra damage and a knockup on exiting. While submerged, Charybdis is untargetable and immune to damage for up to 3s. Notes:
 Bullet.png Total Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+30% of your Physical Power) damage
 Bullet.png Total Amplified Damage: 180/280/380/480/580 (+125% of your Physical Power) damage
 Bullet.png Charybdis can move through player-made walls for the duartion.
 Bullet.png Damage: 10/15/20/25/30 (+5% of your Physical Power) every 0.5s  Bullet.png Amplified Damage: 20/30/40/50/60 (+10% of your Physical Power) every 0.5s
 Bullet.png Exit Damage: 60/100/140/180/220 (+65% of your Physical Power)  Bullet.png Movement Speed: 20%
 Bullet.png Amplified Movement Speed: 40%  Bullet.png Ability Type: Area Damage and Buff
 Bullet.png Radius: 15  Bullet.png Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 mana
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 17/16.5/16/15.5/15 seconds

Ability Video

Ultimate - The Maw Hungers
Charybdis reveals her true nature, becoming immune to Crowd Control for the next 6s, and gaining movement speed. She may make one powerful attack as The Maw charges forward, damaging and carrying back enemies hit before chomping down, damaging again and stunning. If she kills an enemy god with the attack, she gains another 6s and may attack again. Notes:
 Bullet.png There is no limit to how many additional attacks can be gained per cast.
 Bullet.png Can deal up to 360/490/620/750/880 (+170% of your Physical Power) damage.
 Bullet.png Can move freely in all directions for the duration.
 Bullet.png Charge Damage: 60/90/120/150/180 (+20% of your Physical Power)  Bullet.png Bite Damage: 300/400/500/600/700 (+150% of your Physical Power)
 Bullet.png Movement Speed: 35%  Bullet.png Stun Duration: 1.3s
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Ground Target  Bullet.png Range: 70
 Bullet.png Cost: 100 mana  Bullet.png Cooldown: 90 seconds

Ability Video


God Reveal[]



Achievement Charybdis DrownYourSorrows.png
Drown Your Sorrows
As Charybdis, hit 3 enemy gods with a fully charged Capsize in the same fire.
Achievement Charybdis TheMonsterInside.png
The Monster Inside
As Charybdis, reset your Ultimate two or more times in a single use.



  • Charybdis and Scylla treat and refer to each other as sisters, however they are not blood-related.
  • In some myths, Charybdis is the daughter of Poseidon and Gaia.
  • This fits her ingame story as being portrayed as Poseidon's daughter as well.
  • She is also the first official child of Poseidon to be playable in Smite. (The Minotaur is technically Poseidon's son, but only appears as a juggernaut ingame)
  • Based on Charybdis' concept art, her cloak's design may have been inspired by the anatomy of the Blue Glaucus.
  • Charybdis was the first god in the game to have heterochromia iridum.

God Skins[]

  • T Charybdis Prototype20 Icon.pngPrototype 2.0
  • T Charybdis Ascended Icon.pngAscended
  • In this skin, Charybdis has the same color scheme as Scylla.
  • T Charybdis Gold Icon.pngMastery
  • In the wallpaper version of this card art, Scylla can be seen in the background.


Default Skin card Release Date August 24, 2021
Type Standard
Cost Free
Voicelines Charybdis voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Whirling Waters
Whirling Waters Skin card Release Date August 24, 2021
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems.png or 9500 Favor.png
Voicelines Charybdis voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Prototype 2.0
Prototype 2.0 Skin card Release Date January 25, 2022
Type Exclusive
Cost 1200 Gems.png (Dharma Bundle)
Voicelines Prototype 2.0 Charybdis voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin was part of the Dharmic Era event.

Ascended Skin card Release Date August 24, 2021
Type Limited
Cost None
Voicelines Charybdis voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin is part of the Season Pass 2021.

Golden Skin card Release Date August 24, 2021
Type Standard
Cost 200 Gems.png or 9500 Favor.png
Requirements God Rank 1
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Legendary Skin card Release Date August 24, 2021
Type Standard
Cost 300 Gems.png or 12500 Favor.png
Requirements God Rank 5
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Diamond Skin card Release Date August 24, 2021
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems.png or 15000 Favor.png
Requirements God Rank 10
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information


SMITE Version 8.10.6841.2 (October 19, 2021)

  • General
  • Increased base Physical Power from 34 to 38
  • Increased % Damage on the triple shot basics from 33% each to 40% each
  • Icons Charybdis Passive.pngRaging Tides
  • Decreased the Item Damage Reduction from 35% to 30%
  • (Item damage being increased from 65% to 70%)
  • Icons Charybdis A01.pngSpike Shot
  • Increased Damage done to minions from 60/70/80/90/100% of her base to 80/85/90/95/100%
  • Increased Splinter Damage Physical Scaling from 10% to 15% (she gets this damage on direct hits of enemy gods as well as the bouncing projectile)
  • Icons Charybdis A04.pngThe Maw Hungers
  • Charybdis now can move freely in all directions while in her Ultimate state

SMITE Version 8.8.6750.15 (September 7, 2021)

  • Fixed an issue where she was not getting the intended Movement Speed from her Whirlpool Form ability
  • More bug fixes are planned for the main patch release – see the Bug Fix section of the update notes

SMITE Version 8.8.6750.11 (August 26, 2021)

  • General
  • Fixed an issue where Achievements were proccing on minions.
  • Icons Charybdis A02.png Capsize
  • Fixed an issue where you could get stuck in animation until firing this ability again.
  • Fixed an issue where the target of this ability could be perma-slowed under certain conditions.
  • Icons Charybdis A03.png Whirlpool Form
  • Fixed an issue where Chain lightning from Zeus and Odysseus Bow could bounce off Charybdis while she's untargetable.

SMITE Version 8.8.6750.10 (August 24, 2021)

  • Charybdis has been added to the game.