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Ishtar
SkinArt Ishtar Default
Summary
Title: Goddess of Love and War
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Babylonian Babylonian
Type: Physical,Ranged
Class: NewUI Class Hunter Hunter
Pros: Medium Area Damage, High Attack Speed
Difficulty: Average
Release date: August 23, 2022
Favor: 5,500 Favor
Gems: 200 Gems
Voicelines: Ishtar voicelines
Voice actor: Dalia Ramahi
Stats
Health: 470 (+78)
Mana: 220 (+38)
Speed: 365 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 1 (+1.6%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 34 (+ 2.6)
+ 100% of Physical Power
Progression: None
Protection
Physical: 13 (+2.9)
Magical: 23 (+1.3)
Regen
HP5: 7 (+0.7)
MP5: 4.5 (+0.38)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

"Harness the light of the heavens and conquer all in your path with a storm of arrows."

Ishtar is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[ | ]

Ishtar, Queen of Heaven and mistress of love and war, is a goddess of many and diverse facets. A dispenser of divine justice, she strikes down all those who would dare defy the gods, even as she zealously protects those who worship her. Brave and cunning; caring and spiteful; Ishtar is all these things and more.

She moves from conquest to conquest, never resting — never satisfied. By turns capricious and determined, Ishtar is loyal only to her own designs...though what those designs might be are never wholly clear, even to her worshippers.

When the gods first came into being, each was blessed with a domain and responsibilities — all save Ishtar. Incensed by this oversight, Ishtar stole the sacred mes from Enki, lord of the waters, after challenging him to a drinking contest. Infuriated by her impudence, Enki sent legions of monsters to reclaim his power, but all failed. Ishtar defeated them one by one, and earned Enki's grudging respect in the process.

With her newfound power, Ishtar soon set her sights on fresh challenges and conquests. She claimed the temples of her father, Anu, as her own and destroyed Mount Ebih, considering its natural beauty an affront to her authority. She even escaped from the underworld, and it was she who spoke on mankind's behalf when Enlil sought to drown humanity in a great deluge.

But perhaps the most well-known tale of Ishtar is how, having taken offense at Gilgamesh's lack of respect, sent the Bull of Heaven to slay the semi-divine king of Uruk. But Gilgamesh managed to defeat the creature, and thus earned the undying enmity of Ishtar.

Now, Ishtar has once again descended from the heavens — in search of what, none know. But woe betide any who seek to stand between the Queen of Heaven and that which she desires...

Abilities[ | ]

Passive - Mark of Vengeance
When Ishtar drops below 75% Health, she marks the Enemy God that most recently damaged her for 10s. Each time Ishtar deals damage to the marked God with a Basic Attack, she gains a stacking Attack Speed buff. If Ishtar receives a kill or assist on the marked God, she gains a Movement Speed buff. This passive has a 20 second cooldown. Notes:
 Bullet Attack speed stacks up to 20%.
 Bullet The mark does not reveal stealthed targets.
 Bullet Attack Speed Buff: 5% for 4s  Bullet Max Stacks: 4
 Bullet Movement Speed Buff: 20% for 5s  Bullet Ability Type: Buff

Ability Video

1st Ability - Imbue Arrows
Ishtar imbues her arrows with heavenly light, enhancing her Basic Attacks in one of three ways for 6s. The three varieties include Strike Shot, a lobbed explosive arrow, Spread Shot, a volley of five arrows, and Storm Shot, a fast-paced long range snipe. Ishtar cannot hit Structures during the duration. Notes:
 Bullet Ishtar can cancel the ability selection without triggering it's cooldown and can cancel any of her empowered basic attacks any time.
 Bullet Empowered basic attacks also don't damage player-made deployables nor wards while active.
 Bullet Duration: 6s  Bullet Ability Type: Buff
 Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 10 seconds

Ability Video

1st Ability Variant - Strike Shot
Ishtar lobs bolts that explode in an area, dealing bonus damage. These shots may also be fired over walls. Notes:
 Bullet Crits deal 60% damage while active.
 Bullet Basic Attacks trigger item effects while active.
 Bullet Bonus Damage: 5/11/17/23/29  Bullet Crit Damage Reduction: 40%
 Bullet Ability Type: Area Basic, Buff  Bullet Range/Radius: 47/10

Ability Video

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1st Ability Variant - Spread Shot
Ishtar notches additional light arrows and fires 5 shots in a cone. Only the center arrow triggers Basic Attack item effects. Notes:
 Bullet Deals a total of 120/123/126/129/132% Basic attack damage per basic attack to an enemy hit by all 5 arrows.
 Bullet Center Damage: 100% of your Basic Attack Damage  Bullet Side Damage: 5/5.75/6.5/7.25/8% of your Basic Attack Damage
 Bullet Ability Type: Area Basic, Buff  Bullet Range: 55

Ability Video

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1st Ability Variant - Storm Shot
Ishtar enhances her Attack Speed and fires quick, long-range shots that deal reduced damage. Notes:
 Bullet Basic attacks deal 80% damage and trigger item effects while active.
 Bullet Attack Speed: 20/25/30/35/40%  Bullet Projectile Speed: 120%
 Bullet Damage Reduction: 20%  Bullet Ability Type: Area Basic, Buff
 Bullet Range: 80

Ability Video

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2nd Ability - Rolling Thunder
Ishtar calls down four strikes of lightning in a line, damaging Enemies within their area. Ishtar may aim which direction the strikes travel. If an Enemy is hit by more than one strike, they are mesmerized. Notes:
 Bullet Can deal up to 200/300/400/500/600 (+120% of your Physical Power) damage.
 Bullet Strike Damage: 50/75/100/125/150 (+40% of your Physical Power)  Bullet Mesmerize: 0.75s
 Bullet Ability Type: Area, Mesmerize, Damage  Bullet Range/Radius: 70/15
 Bullet Cost: 55/60/65/70/75 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 15 seconds

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Jolt
Ishtar draws her blades and charges forward, striking all Enemies in her path. If she hits an Enemy God, she stops and roots them for 1s as she backflips off of them. As Ishtar is in the air, she fires her bow, dealing damage in an area around the affected God. This shot may Crit and trigger Basic Attack item effects. Notes:
 Bullet The backflip has a range of 25.
 Bullet Ishtar cannot backflip through map walls, but she can backflip through player-made walls.
 Bullet Charge Damage: 80/120/160/200/240 (+60% of your Physical Power)  Bullet Arrow Damage: 20/30/40/50/60 + 110% of your Basic Attack Power
 Bullet Root: 1s  Bullet Ability Type: Dash, Root, Damage
 Bullet Range: 55/15  Bullet Cost: 60 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 15 seconds

Ability Video

Ultimate - Blades of Retribution
Ishtar becomes CC-immune and summons five swords of light, firing them out in a cone in front of her. Each sword damages and cripples enemies for 1.25s. When the swords reach their destination, Ishtar may recall them to her location within 3s. If an Enemy is hit by both the initial fire and the recall, they are stunned for 1s. Each sword hit after the first deals reduced damage, resetting before recalling. Notes:
 Bullet Can deal up to 352/440/536/616/704 (+112.5% of your Physical Power) damage from both the initial fire and recall.
 Bullet Can be refired any time, even while under crowd control or dead.
 Bullet If Ishtar dies after refiring this ability, the blades will return to the location where she was killed.
 Bullet Sword Damage: 80/100/120/140/160 (+45% of your Physical Power)  Bullet Damage Reduction: 40% per sword, up to a max of 80%
 Bullet Cripple: 1.25s  Bullet Stun: 1s
 Bullet Ability Type: Cone, Crowd Control, Damage  Bullet Range: 80
 Bullet Cost: 100 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 90 seconds

Ability Video

Videos[ | ]

Teaser[ | ]

God Reveal[ | ]

Achievements[ | ]

Achievement Combat Ishtar AgileArchery
Agile Archery
As Ishtar, kill an enemy God with each variation of Imbue Arrows in one match.
Achievement Combat Ishtar StunningSwordplay
Stunning Swordplay
As Ishtar, stun 3 enemy Gods in one cast of Blades of Retribution.


Trivia[ | ]

General[ | ]

  • Ishtar was the first hunter of the Babylonian pantheon.
  • Ishtar along with Lancelot and Neith are currently the only gods who have leaps that don't let them move through walls.
  • Ishtar is one of the few gods with a leap that only lets them move backwards, with the first being Neith.
  • Ishtar along with Horus, Morgan Le Fay, Set and Tyr are currently the only gods where in their end of match lobbies, another playable god appears in.

God Skins[ | ]

  • T Ishtar StrikingArchon IconStriking Archon

Skins[ | ]

Default
Default Skin card Release Date August 23, 2022
Type Standard
Cost Free
Requirements
Voicelines Ishtar voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Rose Warrior
Rose Warrior Skin card Release Date August 23, 2022
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems or 9500 Favor
Requirements
Voicelines Ishtar voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Lunar Lightning
Lunar Lightning Skin card Release Date December 13, 2022
Type Exclusive
Cost 600 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Lunar Lightning Ishtar voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the Yulefest (2022) event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Ascended
Ascended Skin card Release Date August 23, 2022
Type Limited
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Ishtar voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin is part of the Season Pass 2022.

Gilded Glory
Gilded Glory Skin card Release Date February 21, 2023
Type Limited
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Ishtar voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin was a Commendations reward, granted to anyone who played at least 50 matches during Year 10 without getting banned once.

Striking Archon
Striking Archon Skin card Release Date May 16, 2023
Type Unlimited
Cost 1920 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Striking Archon Ishtar 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 all the content from the Aspire Chest from the Hope Reborn event, has been available for direct purchase since the event ended, and is available in Miraculous Chests.

Golden
Golden Skin card Release Date August 23, 2022
Type Standard
Cost 200 Gems or 9500 Favor
Requirements God Rank 1
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Legendary
Legendary Skin card Release Date August 23, 2022
Type Standard
Cost 300 Gems or 12500 Favor
Requirements God Rank 5
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Diamond
Diamond Skin card Release Date August 23, 2022
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems or 15000 Favor
Requirements God Rank 10
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Changelog[ | ]

SMITE Version 10.4.7525.1 (April 18, 2023)

  • Icons Ishtar A01BStrike Shot
  • Decreased Bonus Damage from 8/13/18/23/28 to 5/11/17/23/29

SMITE Version 10.1.7415.24 (February 7, 2023)

  • Icons Ishtar A01Imbue Arrows
  • Spread Shot Decreased Side Damage from 5/6.25/7.5/8.75/10% to 5/5.75/6.5/7.25/8% of your Basic Attack Damage
  • Strike Shot Decreased Damage from 14/18/22/26/30 to 8/13/18/23/28

SMITE Version 10.1.7415.3 (January 24, 2023)

  • Icons Ishtar A01Imbue Arrows
  • Decreased Bonus Damage from 14/18/22/26/30 to 10/15/20/25/30
  • Icons Ishtar A04Blades of Retribution
  • Increased Damage Reduction on subsequent sword hits from 30% to 40% per sword (Max reduction 80%)

SMITE Version 9.12.7365.1 (December 13, 2022)

  • Icons Ishtar A01Imbue Arrows
  • Increased Cooldown from 9s to 10s
  • Decreased Damage on Storm Shot from 85% to 80% of Ishtar’s Basic Attack Damage

SMITE Version 9.11.7229.4 (November 15, 2022)

  • Icons Ishtar A03Jolt
  • Adjusted this ability so that Ishtar gets some additional immunity frames after hitting an enemy god with Jolt

SMITE Version 9.10.7292 (October 18, 2022)

  • Icons Ishtar A01Imbue Arrows
  • Increased Duration from 5s to 6s
  • Increased Damage on Storm Shot from 80% to 85% of Ishtar’s Basic Attack Damage
  • Increased Bonus Damage on Strike Shot from 8/12/18/24/30 to 14/18/22/26/30
  • Icons Ishtar A02Rolling Thunder
  • Increased Base Damage per hit from 40/60/80/100/120 to 50/75/100/125/150

SMITE Version 9.8.7220.3 (August 23, 2022)

  • Ishtar has been added to the game.


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