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Chernobog
SkinArt Chernobog Default
Summary
Title: Lord of Darkness
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Slavic Slavic
Type: Ranged,Physical
Class: NewUI Class Hunter Hunter
Pros: High Single Target Damage, High Attack Speed
Difficulty: Hard
Release date: May 15, 2018
Favor: 5,500 Favor
Gems: 200 Gems
Voicelines: Chernobog voicelines
Voice actor: Doug Cockle
Stats
Health: 450 (+80)
Mana: 220 (+38)
Speed: 365 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 0.95 (+1.7%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 31 (+ 2.6)
+ 100% of Physical Power
Progression: None
Protection
Physical: 11 (+3)
Magical: 23 (+1.3)
Regen
HP5: 8 (+0.67)
MP5: 4.4 (+0.35)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

"Utilize the shadows to track and lock down your enemy before tearing them apart with a barrage of obsidian."

Chernobog is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[ | ]

Sunlight's last grasp reached up from the horizon like the clawing hand of a drowning man. Black against a blackening sky, the Great Mountain's frozen peak loomed.

In the crannies and crevisses, in the darkened recesses of stone and ice, the denizens of nightmare crawled and squirmed. Silken shadows given form, withered hags of sorcerous witchcraft, leathery gargoyles, and skeletal fiends - all creeping ever upward, gathering for their unholy sabbath.

Night at last swallowed light. Crystalline silence befell the summit. The wicked waited for their God. The pointed peak cracked and opened, two colossal bat-like wings spreading. He emerged, exultant.

Creatures of every horror danced and cheered in twitches and fits, calling to their God. His jagged finger pointed and his minions of malice spewed forth to spread fear and death and darkness.

Chernobog, Lord of Darkness, grinned.

Abilities[ | ]

Passive - Heart of Cold
Every successful Basic Attack impales the enemy with a brittle crystal. Upon reaching 3 stacks of Heart of Cold, the enemy explodes for extra damage in an area around them. Notes:
 Bullet Deals 35% Basic Attack damage (16% at level 1) at level 20.
 Bullet Damage: 15% + (1% per level) of your total Basic Attack Power  Bullet Duration: 5s
 Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Damage  Bullet Radius: 10

Ability Video

1st Ability - Crystallized Curses
Chernobog conjures a large crystal of curses and hurls it at the target location dealing damage and Slowing enemies on landing. After several seconds the crystalline curses explode dealing damage again and rooting any enemy in the area. The crystal can be detonated early by firing at it with Vicious Barrage. Notes:
 Bullet Can deal up to 110/165/220/275/330 (+150% of your Physical Power) damage.
 Bullet Damage: 70/95/120/145/170 (+80% of your Physical Power)  Bullet Detonation Damage: 40/70/100/130/160 (+70% of your Physical Power)
 Bullet Slow: 20% for 2s  Bullet Root: 1s
 Bullet Detonation Duration: 3s  Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Root, Damage
 Bullet Range/Radius: 60/20  Bullet Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 15/14.5/14/13.5/13 seconds

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Vicious Barrage
Chernobog fires an enlarged crystal shard that can pierce enemies and deals damage like a Basic Attack. This applies a single stack of Heart of Cold to all enemies it passes through and instantly detonates Crystallized Curses. After firing, Chernobog gains increased Attack Speed for several seconds. Notes:
 Bullet The projectile can go through walls and also crit.
 Bullet Attack Speed: 30/35/40/45/50%  Bullet Duration: 4s
 Bullet Ability Type: Line, Buff, Damage  Bullet Range: 65
 Bullet Cost: 30/35/40/45/50 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 8 seconds

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Into Darkness
Chernobog dashes forward, dealing damage to any enemy he collides with. If Chernobog comes in contact with a wall, he briefly enters it as a shadow, becoming untargetable and immune to damage for up to 3s. Chernobog can leave the wall early by dashing or just stepping out of the wall. If he remains for the full duration, Chernobog will automatically dash out as his time expires. Notes:
 Bullet Can deal up to 150/180/210/240/270 (+90% of your Physical Power) damage.
 Bullet Chernobog can also dash into player-made walls but will automatically be ejected out when it disappears.
 Bullet Damage: 75/90/105/120/135 (+45% of your Physical Power)  Bullet Ability Type: Dash, Damage
 Bullet Range: 40  Bullet Cost: 50 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds

Ability Video

Ultimate - Living Nightmare
During a brief channeling period, Chernobog summons shadows at the location of all enemies that last for 8s and apply a short stacking Slow. Chernobog can select any of his shadow clones to fly towards. Once he reaches the location he takes the place of his shadow, refreshing his cooldowns, as well as temporarily obtaining damage mitigations and extra movement speed. Notes:
 Bullet Has a minimum air time of 1s and a maximum of 2.6s as well as a maximum slow scaling of 9%.
 Bullet Chernobog gains immunity from crowd control effects while charging up & using this ability.
 Bullet Chernobog will land right where he started (similar to Rama's ultimate landing) if he does not select a target to fly towards before the time runs out (after 6s).
 Bullet Buff Duration: 6s  Bullet Damage Mitigation: 5/7.5/10/12.5/15%
 Bullet Movement Speed: 15%  Bullet Shadow Slow: 3% Stacking 3 times
 Bullet Shadow Clone Speed: 365/380/395/410/425  Bullet Ability Type: Teleport, Debuff
 Bullet Cost: 80/90/100/110/120 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 120 seconds

Ability Video

S9 buff balancenonconquest Non-Conquest Balance[ | ]

These additional modifiers will affect the god when they're played in any game modes besides Conquest:

  • -15% Ultimate Cooldown

Videos[ | ]

God Teaser[ | ]

Lore Reveal[ | ]

Ability Reveal[ | ]

Achievements[ | ]

Achievement Combat Chernobog FearoftheNight
Fear of the Night
As Chernobog, utilize your Crystallized Curses and Vicious Barrage combo to root 3 enemy Gods at once.
Achievement Combat Chernobog TrueNightmare
True Nightmare
As Chernobog, kill 2 gods after landing and buffed by Living Nightmare.


Trivia[ | ]

General[ | ]

  • Chernobog was the first Slavic god in SMITE.
  • Parts of Chernobog's lore could be references to the "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence from the 1940 Disney film Fantasia.
  • The actor who did the voice for Chernobog, Doug Cockle, also did the English voice for the character Geralt of Rivia from the video game series The Witcher, which is strongly based on Slavic mythology.
  • His joke ▶️ "There are too many sun gods for my liking." and most of his directed taunts are aimed at sun gods.
  • His other joke ▶️ "I had a fight with my brother, and it was like night and day. No, literally, we created night and day." , could be a hint to Belobog, which is alleged to be his brother in some lore.
  • His last joke ▶️ "Followers used to speak curses into a bowl in my name, but I never understood why." , which could be a reference to him also being worshipped as the god of bad fate.
  • There is an announcer pack themed after Chernobog, You can hear it here: Chernobog Announcer pack.

God Skins[ | ]

  • T Chernobog CC IconDiabol
  • "Diabol" means "Devil" in Slavic.
  • This skin's color is the opposite of Default Chernobog.
  • T Chernobog HauntedNightmare IconT Chernobog RubyRavager IconHaunted Nightmare/Ruby Ravager
  • T Chernobog DarkStar IconGalactic Void
  • T Chernobog Oni IconOni
  • This skin was based on the Oni a creature from Japanese folklore.
  • More specifically, this skin is based on the Tengu.
  • T Chernobog Archangel IconArchangel
  • T Chernobog Biohacker IconBiohacker
  • T Chernobog RavenKing IconRaven King
  • T Chernobog ShadowTech IconShadow Tech

Skins[ | ]

Default
Default Skin card Release Date May 15, 2018
Type Standard
Cost Free
Requirements
Voicelines Chernobog voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Diabol
Diabol Skin card Release Date May 15, 2018
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems or 9500 Favor
Requirements
Voicelines Chernobog voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Haunted Nightmare
Haunted Nightmare Skin card Release Date May 3, 2022
Type Standard
Cost 750 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Haunted Nightmare Chernobog voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests, or via direct purchase.
 Bullet The skin was part of the Heavenly Light event.

Galactic Void
Galactic Void Skin card Release Date June 12, 2018
Type Exclusive
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Galactic Void Chernobog 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 unlocking all the contents of the Slavic Chest from the Divine Uprising event.
 Bullet  This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Oni
Oni Skin card Release Date October 1, 2018
Type Exclusive
Cost 600 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Oni Chernobog voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the Hera's Odyssey event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Archangel
Archangel Skin card Release Date February 11, 2019
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems (Valentine's Chest(old))
Requirements
Voicelines Archangel Chernobog voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Biohacker
Biohacker Skin card Release Date July 2, 2019
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems (Biohacker Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Biohacker Chernobog voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Raven King
Raven King Skin card Release Date November 17, 2020
Type Exclusive
Cost 750 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Raven King Chernobog 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: Reckoning event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Shadow Tech
Shadow Tech Skin card Release Date July 27, 2021
Type Exclusive
Cost 600 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Shadow Tech Chernobog voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the Court of Midnight event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Ruby Ravager
Ruby Ravager Skin card Release Date June 13, 2023
Type Exclusive
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Haunted Nightmare Chernobog voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained by purchasing and achieving enough levels in the Dark Dominion Battle Pass.

Golden
Golden Skin card Release Date May 15, 2018
Type Standard
Cost 200 Gems or 9500 Favor
Requirements God Rank 1
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Legendary
Legendary Skin card Release Date May 15, 2018
Type Standard
Cost 300 Gems or 12500 Favor
Requirements God Rank 5
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Diamond
Diamond Skin card Release Date May 15, 2018
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems or 15000 Favor
Requirements God Rank 10
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Changelog[ | ]

SMITE Version 10.13.7832.2 (December 12, 2023)

  • Icons Chernobog A04Living Nightmare
  • Increased Cooldown from 110s to 120s
  • Reduced Movement Speed from 20% to 15%
  • Decreased Damage Mitigation from 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% to 5/7.5/10/12.5/15%

SMITE Version 10.12.7798.1 (November 14, 2023)

  • Icons Chernobog PassiveHeart of Cold
  • Decreased Base Damage of Explosion from 20% to 15% of your Basic Attack Damage
  • Icons Chernobog A01Crystallized Curses
  • Increased Cooldown from 15/14/13/12/11s to 15/14.5/14/13.5/13s
  • Icons Chernobog A02Vicious Barrage
  • Increased Cooldown from 7s to 8s

SMITE Version 10.10.7739.8 (October 10, 2023)

  • Icons Chernobog A01Crystallized Curses
  • Decreased Slow from 25% to 20%
  • Icons Chernobog A04Living Nightmare
  • Decreased Clone Slow from 4% per stack to 3% per stack
  • Decreased Movement Speed buff from 25% to 20%

SMITE Version 10.10.7739.5 (September 26, 2023)

  • Icons Chernobog A02Vicious Barrage
  • Decreased Attack Speed stim from 40/45/50/55/60% to 30/35/40/45/50%

SMITE Version 10.9.7702.2 (August 29, 2023)

  • Icons Chernobog A01Crystallized Curses
  • Increased Projectile Speed from 105 to 125
  • Decreased minimum air time from 0.2s to 0.1s
  • God95 A01 Deployable Mesh
  • Increased Collision Radius from 20 to 25
  • Added 25% Slow for 2s on initial hit
  • Icons Chernobog A02Vicious Barrage
  • Shifted Duration from 3/3.5/4/4.5/5s to 4s at all ranks
  • Decreased Cooldown from 12s to 7s
  • Decreased Mana cost from 50/55/60/65/70 to 30/35/40/45/50
  • Icons Chernobog A03Into Darkness
  • Decreased total dash time from 0.65 to 0.55
  • Increased damage from 60/75/90/105/120 to 75/90/105/120/135
  • Removed Slow

SMITE Version 10.8.7671 (August 8, 2023)

  • Non-Conquest
  • -15% Ultimate Cooldown

SMITE Version 10.2.7456.4 (February 21, 2023)

  • Icons Chernobog A02 Vicious Barrage
  • Decreased Mana Cost from 60/65/70/75/80 to 50/55/60/65/70
  • Icons Chernobog A03 Into Darkness
  • Decreased Mana Cost from 70 to 50 at all ranks
  • Decreased Cooldown from 18/17/16/15/14s to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14s

SMITE Version 9.7.7157.8 (July 26, 2022)

  • Icons Chernobog A04 Living Nightmare
  • Decreased Damage Mitigation Chernobog gains upon landing from 10/15/20/25/30% to 10/12.5/15/17.5/20%
  • Decreased max stacks on the slow the shadow clones apply from 4 stacks to 3 stacks (decreased max flow from 16% to 12%)

SMITE Version 9.6.7130.11 (June 28, 2022)

  • Icons Chernobog A01 Crystallized Curses
  • Decreased Detonate Base Damage from 50/80/110/140/170 to 40/70/100/130/160
  • Decreased Detonate Physical Power Scaling from 80% to 70%
  • Icons Chernobog A04 Living Nightmare
  • Decreased Bonus Movement Speed from 30% to 25%

SMITE Version 9.1.6950.5 (January 25, 2022)

  • Icons Chernobog PassiveHeart of Cold
  • Increased Base damage on detonate from 15% to 20% of Chernobog’s basic attack power
  • Icons Chernobog A01 Crystallized Curses
  • Speed up the travel time on the initial hit
  • Increased Range from 55 to 60

SMITE Version 8.1.6381.5 (January 26, 2021)

  • Icons Chernobog A02 Vicious Barrage
  • Increased Attack Speed from 20/30/40/50/60% to 40/45/50/55/60%.
  • Decreased Mana cost from 70/90 to 60/80.

SMITE Version 7.5.6039 (May 19, 2020)

  • Icons Chernobog A04 Living Nightmare
  • Fixed an issue where his shadow clones could path into or spawn inside phoenixes, making them invalid targets for Chernobog to land at.

SMITE Version 6.11.5701.1 (October 15, 2019)

  • General
  • Fixed Archangel VGS saying “Enemy Ultimate Incoming” instead of “Enemy Ultimate Down”.

SMITE Version 6.10.5654.3 (September 17, 2019)

  • Icons Chernobog A03 Into Darkness
  • Fixed an issue where If Chernobog dashes into a wall while being chased by Persephone's Plant, the over head icon remains.

SMITE Version 6.2.5291 (February 21, 2019)

  • General
  • Updated Chernobog's Archangel skin Ult FX to look different from CC immunity.

SMITE Version 5.20.5103.3 (October 29, 2018)

  • General
  • Fixed Chernobog Oni incorrectly having ‘Special 2’ emote in VGS menu.

SMITE Version 5.18.5022.1 (October 1, 2018)

  • Icons Chernobog A04 Living Nightmare
  • This ability no longer triggers his passive on every basic attack. His passive will now continue to function normally during the effects of this ability.

SMITE Version 5.16.4960.4 (September 4, 2018)

  • Icons Chernobog A04 Living Nightmare
  • Reduced Damage Mitigation from 10/17.5/25/32.5/40% to 10/15/20/25/30%.
  • Decreased max number of stacks from slow from 5 to 4.

SMITE Version 5.15.4934 (August 20, 2018)

  • Icons Chernobog A01 Crystallized Curses
  • Decreased Base Damage of the Initial Hit from 70/100/130/160/190 to 70/95/120/145/170.
  • Icons Chernobog A04 Living Nightmare
  • Decreased mitigation scaling from 20/25/30/35/40% to 10/17.5/25/32.5/40%.

SMITE Version 5.14.4910 (August 6, 2018)

  • Icons Chernobog A03 Into Darkness
  • Chernobog can no longer recall to base while inside of a wall.

SMITE Version 5.13.4890 (July 24, 2018)

  • General
  • Fixed an issue where he would randomly T pose in lobby.

SMITE Version 5.12.4860 (July 9, 2018)

  • Icons Chernobog A02 Vicious Barrage
  • Decreased Attack Speed Buff from 30/40/50/60/70% to 20/30/40/50/60%.
  • Icons Chernobog A04 Living Nightmare
  • Fixed an issue where Chernobog could reveal enemies for longer than intended if he died while using his ultimate.
  • Decreased Shadow Slow from 5% stacking 4 times to 4% stacking 5 times.

SMITE Version 5.9.4788.8 (June 1, 2018)

  • General
  • Fixed a few crash issues with this god.

SMITE Version 5.9.4788.4 (May 30, 2018)

  • General
  • Improved audio on is Basic Attacks to better match visuals.
  • Fixed an issue where Chernobog had an incorrect pantheon icon.
  • Icons Chernobog A01 Crystallized Curses
  • Decreased mana cost from 60/65/70/75/80 to 50/55/60/65/70.
  • Increased initial damage from 50/80/110/140/170 to 70/100/130/160/190.
  • Icons Chernobog A02 Vicious Barrage
  • Decreased mana cost from 80/85/90/95/100 to 70/75/80/85/90.
  • Icons Chernobog A03 Into Darkness
  • Made improvements to ensure players enter the wall when they expect to and don't get auto ejected.
  • Fixed an issue where players would auto-eject from the wall in higher ping environments.
  • Fixed an issue where on-hit items like The Crusher were being procced twice.
  • Icons Chernobog A04 Living Nightmare
  • Removed the post-fire time from this ability. (from 0.2 to 0)
  • Decreased minimum airtime from 1.2 to 1.
  • Decreased maximum airtime from 3 to 2.6.
  • Fixed an issue where traveling to a shadow could result in the player colliding with a wall. This resulted in them flying into the air and being unable to move.
  • Fixed an issue where Chernobog could stutter on landing.

SMITE Version 5.8.4766.4 (May 15, 2018)

  • Chernobog has been added to the game.


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