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Merlin
SkinArt Merlin Default.jpg
Summary
Title: The Master Wizard
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Arthurian.png Arthurian
Type: Ranged,Magical
Class: NewUI Class Mage.png Mage
Pros: High Area Damage
Difficulty: Hard
Release date: February 11, 2019
Favor: 5,500 Favor.png
Gems: 200 Gems.png
Voicelines: Merlin voicelines
Voice actor: Adin Rudd
Stats
Health: 370 (+75)
Mana: 250 (+55)
Speed: 355 (+0)
Range: 58 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 1 (+0.8%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 34 (+ 1.5)
+ 20% of Magical Power
Progression: None
Protection
Physical: 10 (+3)
Magical: 30 (+0.9)
Regen
HP5: 6 (+0.48)
MP5: 4.8 (+0.44)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

"Utilize the power of Arcane, Fire and Ice magic to devastate your foes. Choose wisely!"

Merlin is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[]

Many know the legend of King Arthur, and yet the man who set that legend into motion remains shrouded in mystery. His origins, and the source of his power, are secrets known only to him. Even his very nature is questioned. Is he simply a man greatly adept in the magical arts? A demon? Or something in between? Whatever the answer, what is beyond doubt to all who encounter him is that Arthur's right hand, the great wizard Merlin, is a being of immense wisdom, and formidable strength.

In the ages of warring kings, where ruler vied against ruler and only the strongest rose to rule the land, Merlin pledged his skills in service to great sovereigns as both an advisor and a devastating battle mage. A collector of secrets and ancient lore, Merlin is a master of arcane wizardry, able to wield a myriad of elements and harness them to his will. He also devoted his mind to the art of prophesy, one day foreseeing the rise of a ruler destined to stand above all others, and unite the land beneath his banner.

When Uther Pendragon fell in battle against the barbarous hordes of the invading Saxons, Merlin swore an oath of fealty to his successor, Arthur. From that day, the mage never left the wielder of legendary Excalibur's side, a tireless advisor, fellow warrior, and friend. Together they brought about the rise of Camelot, and the unity of a once fractured land. The foul Saxons were driven back across the distant sea, and the people of the kingdom knew peace, justice and prosperity.

To any who think to cross Merlin, beware. Many have tested him, seeking his knowledge, his secrets, or the source of his power for themselves. And few, if any, have lived to tell their tale.

Abilities[]

Passive - Overload
Every time Merlin casts a spell he gains a stack of Overload. When Merlin next fires a basic attack it will be augmented with lightning, dealing extra damage to the first Enemy. Notes:
 Bullet.png The buff will be spent even if the basic attack misses.
 Bullet.png Damage: 10 (+15% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Charges: 3
 Bullet.png Duration: 5s  Bullet.png Ability Type: Basic Attack Stim

Ability Video

1st Ability (Arcane) - Eclipse
Merlin conjures an orb of condensed celestial energy that grows in size as it travels, dealing damage every 0.4s and marking Enemies hit.

Enemies marked take additional damage if they stay within the outer range of Eclipse.

Notes:
 Bullet.png Has a minimum radius of 5 and a maximum radius of 15.
 Bullet.png Can deal up to 75/165/255/345/435 (+111% of your magical power) damage if the unit stay in the radius for the whole duration.
 Bullet.png Ability deals 1 major instance of damage and up to 8 minor instances.
 Bullet.png Initial Damage: 40/60/80/100/120 (+55% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Damage per tick: 5/15/25/35/45 (+8% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet.png Duration: 3s when fully deployed  Bullet.png Ability Type: Line
 Bullet.png Range: 60  Bullet.png Cost: 60 mana
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 14 seconds

Ability Video

1st Ability (Fire) - Radiate
Merlin channels a beam of intense fire for 2s that deals damage every 0.5s. Each time Radiate hits an Enemy, it also applies a Burn, dealing additional damage over time. Notes:
 Bullet.png Has a radius of 5.
 Bullet.png Each beam tick refreshes the burn's duration.
 Bullet.png Can deal up to 60/120/180/240/300 (+140% of your magical power) damage.
 Bullet.png Ability deals up to 5 instances of damage and burn deals additonal 4 instances of damage, refreshing for every instance hit up to maximum of 8.
 Bullet.png Damage per tick: 10/20/30/40/50 (+30% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Burn Damage: 5/10/15/20/25 (+5% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet.png Duration: 2s  Bullet.png Ability Type: Line
 Bullet.png Range: 45  Bullet.png Cost: 60 mana
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

Ability Video

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1st Ability (Ice) - Frostbolt
Merlin hurls a Frostbolt that explodes if it hits an Enemy, dealing an additional 15% damage if they are slowed. Notes:
 Bullet.png The projectile has a radius of 4; the explosion has a radius of 10.
 Bullet.png Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+55% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Ability Type: Line
 Bullet.png Range: 70  Bullet.png Cost: 60 mana
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 6 seconds

Ability Video

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2nd Ability (Arcane) - Vortex
Merlin deploys a field of arcane energy at a location. After a delay, the Vortex deals damage and pulls Enemies towards the center. Notes:
 Bullet.png Has a radius of 20.
 Bullet.png Has a deploy time of 0.5s after casting.
 Bullet.png The damage/pull activates after 1s from deployment.
 Bullet.png Damage: 50/80/110/140/170 (+60% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Ability Type: AoE
 Bullet.png Range: 60  Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

Ability Video

2nd Ability (Fire) - Dragonfire
Merlin summons forth two ethereal dragons that spout flames towards each other, dealing damage to Enemies every 0.25s.

If caught in the center of the area, Enemy gods have their protections reduced. The dragons last for 3s.

Notes:
 Bullet.png Has a radius of 30.
 Bullet.png Has a cone angle of 80.
 Bullet.png Has a deploy time of 0.5s.
 Bullet.png Each tick refreshes the debuff's duration.
 Bullet.png Can deal up to 78/156/234/312/390 (+234% of your magical power) damage if the unit stays in the radius and shreds up to 16% Protections.
 Bullet.png Ability deals up to 13 instances of damage.
 Bullet.png Damage per tick: 6/12/18/24/30 (+18% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Protection Reduction: 4%
 Bullet.png Max. Stacks: 4  Bullet.png Duration: 4s
 Bullet.png Ability Type: AoE  Bullet.png Range: 50
 Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet.png Cooldown: 18/17/16/15/14 seconds

Ability Video

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2nd Ability (Ice) - Blizzard
Merlin creates a Blizzard at a target location that lasts for 4s. After a brief delay, shards of ice start hurling down every 0.5s.

Enemies hit take damage and progressively get more slowed while they stay within the area.

Notes:
 Bullet.png Has a range of 65.
 Bullet.png Has a deploy time of 0.7s.
 Bullet.png Each tick refreshes the slow's duration.
 Bullet.png Can deal up to 80/200/320/440/560 (+120% of your magical power) damage if the unit stays in the radius and can slow up to 40%.
 Bullet.png Ability deals up to 8 instances of damage.
 Bullet.png Damage per tick: 10/25/40/55/70 (+15% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Slow per stack: 8%
 Bullet.png Max. Stacks: 5  Bullet.png Duration: 2s
 Bullet.png Ability Type: AoE  Bullet.png Radius: 20
 Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet.png Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds

Ability Video

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3rd Ability - Flicker
Merlin quickly teleports a short distance in front of him. Notes:
 Bullet.png Cooldown is shared in all stances.
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Teleport  Bullet.png Range: 30
 Bullet.png Cost: 70 mana  Bullet.png Cooldown: 24/23/22/21/20 seconds

Ability Video

Ultimate - Elemental Mastery
Merlin taps into his inner potential, exploding with energy in the stance he is currently attuned to. During this time Merlin can choose which stance to enter into next.

After the explosion reaches its apex, it collapses in on itself. Enemies are dealt damage from the both the explosion and the implosion and suffer different effects depending on which stance's energy they are being hit by.

Notes:
 Bullet.png Fire's DoT deals damage every 0.5s.
 Bullet.png Arcane has a knockup strength of 100.
 Bullet.png Can be used without putting a level in it. Switches stances without any of the additional effects, costs 40 mana with a cooldown of 32s.
 Bullet.png On use, Merlin has 1s to use his 1st, 2nd or 3rd ability to pick a specific stance. If no specific stance is selected, it will cycle between Arcane > Fire > Ice.
 Bullet.png Merlin always starts in Arcane Stance.
 Bullet.png Damage: 80/110/140/170/210 (+15% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Fire Damage per Tick: 5/10/15/20/25 (+5% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet.png Ice Slow: 20%  Bullet.png Slow duration: 1.5s
 Bullet.png Arcane: Knockup  Bullet.png Ability Type: Buff and AoE
 Bullet.png Radius: 25  Bullet.png Cost: 40/50/60/70/80 mana
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 32/29/26/23/20 seconds

Ability Video

Videos[]

God Reveal[]

Achievements[]

Achievement Combat Merlin InfusedwithPower.png
Elemental Mastery
As Merlin, kill an Enemy god in each stance: Arcane, Fire, and Ice.
Achievement Combat Merlin ElementalMastery.png
Infused with Power
As Merlin, successfully hit Enemy gods 15 times with a basic attack while Overload is active.


Trivia[]

General[]

  • Merlin was the first god released in Season 6.
  • Merlin was the first mage of the Arthurian Pantheon.
  • Merlin was the first god with three stances released in the game.
  • His three stances are likely an homage to the Mage class from World of Warcraft.
  • There is an announcer pack themed after Merlin, You can hear it here:Merlin Announcer pack.

God Skins[]

  • T Merlin DemonsBane Icon.pngDemon’s Bane
  • T Merlin Classic Icon.pngWise Wizard
  • T Merlin Aang Icon.pngAang
  • This skin is part of the Avatar Battle Pass.
  • This skin is a cross promotion between Hi-Rez Studios/Titan Forge Games and Nickelodeon to promote the show Avatar.
  • The intro animation for this skin is an exact recreation of the Show's opening's last part.
  • His death animation is a reference to when Aang seal himself on the ice of the Southern pole for 100 years in the begining of the show.
  • There is an announcer pack themed after this skin, You can hear it here:Aang Announcer pack.
  • This skin shares its theme with Azula Pele, Korra/Avatar Korra Skadi and Zuko/Blue Spirit Susano.
  • T Merlin AvatarAang Icon.pngAvatar Aang
  • This skin depicts Aang during his fight with Fire Lord Ozai in the finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • An interesting detail of this skin is that Aang has both the scars on his back and on the bottom of his foot from the lightning bolt he received from Azula at the end of Book Two.
  • T Merlin SKGaming Icon.pngSK Gaming
  • T Merlin FunGuy Icon.pngFun Guy
  • T Merlin Undead Icon.pngMaster Soulbinder

Skins[]

Default
Default Skin card Release Date February 11, 2019
Type Standard
Cost Free
Requirements
Voicelines Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Arcane Advisor
Arcane Advisor Skin card Release Date February 11, 2019
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems.png or 9500 Favor.png
Requirements
Voicelines Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Demon's Bane
Demon's Bane Skin card Release Date March 24, 2020
Type Standard
Cost 750 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines Demon's Bane Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin could only be obtained as a rare roll from Treasure Chests, or via direct purchase.
 Bullet.png This skin was part of the Grim Omens event.

Wise Wizard
Wise Wizard Skin card Release Date October 15, 2019
Type Exclusive
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Wise Wizard Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin could only be obtained by obtaining enough levels in the Odyssey: Underworld event.
 Bullet.png This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Aang
Aang Skin card Release Date July 14, 2020
Type Exclusive
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Aang Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin was earned as a final reward from the premium track in the Avatar Battle Pass.

Avatar Aang
Avatar Aang Skin card Release Date July 14, 2020
Type Exclusive
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Aang Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin was earned as a final reward from the prestige track in the Avatar Battle Pass.

SK Gaming
SK Gaming Skin card Release Date November 17, 2020
Type Exclusive
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines SK Gaming Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin could only be obtained by purchasing the Season 7 HRX Digital Loot Pack bundle before January 2021.

Fun Guy
Fun Guy Skin card Release Date April 20, 2021
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems.png (Groovy Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Fun Guy Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin could only be obtained by purchasing certain Treasure Chests.

Cybershadow
Cybershadow Skin card Release Date October 19, 2021
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems.png (Halloween 2020 Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Cybershadow Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin could only be obtained by purchasing certain Treasure Chests.

Master Soulbinder
Master Soulbinder Skin card Release Date March 22, 2019
Type Unlimited
Cost 3300 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines Master Soulbinder Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin could only be obtained by unlocking all 5 bundles from the Legend of Camelot event or via. direct purchase after the event ends.

Golden
Golden Skin card Release Date February 11, 2019
Type Standard
Cost 200 Gems.png or 9500 Favor.png
Requirements God Rank 1
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Legendary
Legendary Skin card Release Date February 11, 2019
Type Standard
Cost 300 Gems.png or 12500 Favor.png
Requirements God Rank 5
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Diamond
Diamond Skin card Release Date February 11, 2019
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems.png or 15000 Favor.png
Requirements God Rank 10
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Changelog[]

SMITE Version 8.6.6618.4 (June 15, 2021)

  • Icons Merlin Fire A02.pngDragonfire
  • Dragonfire will now go on cooldown immediately, instead of waiting until the end of the ability’s effects
  • This effectively buffs the cooldown by 3s at all ranks
  • Increased Cooldown on Dragonfire from 16/15/14/13/12 to 18/17/16/15/14
  • Combined with this nerf, this is a 1s cooldown decrease buff at all ranks

SMITE Version 8.4.6501.3 (April 20, 2021)

  • Icons Merlin Fire A02.pngDragonfire
  • Increased Protections Reduced per stack from .5/1/1.5/2/2.5% per tick to 4% at all ranks
  • Decreased max stacks from 6 to 4
  • Results in the change of – increased God-only protections reduced from 3/6/9/12/15% to 16% at max stacks

SMITE Version 8.1.6381.5 (January 26, 2021)

  • Icons Merlin Ice A01.png Frostbolt
  • Decreased scaling from 60% to 55%.
  • Icons Merlin Fire A02.png Dragonfire
  • Decrease time between ticks from 0.5s to 0.25.
  • Change from 10/20/30/40/50 (+30% of your Magical Power) to 6/12/18/24/30 (+18% of your Magical Power) per tick.
  • Total : 40/180/120/160/200 (+120%) to 48/96/144/192/240 (+144%)

SMITE Version 7.4.5984.15 (May 5, 2020)

  • Icons Merlin Fire A02.png Dragonfire
  • Reduced max stacks of protection reduction from 8 to 6.
  • Decreased scaling per tick from 20% to 15%.
  • Hits up to 13 times so total scaling decreased from 260% to 195%.
  • Icons Merlin Ice A02.png Blizzard
  • Decreased scaling per tick from 20% to 15%.
  • Hits up to 8 times so total scaling decreased from 160% to 120%.

SMITE Version 7.3.5945 (March 24, 2020)

  • Icons Merlin Fire A02.png Dragonfire
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling damage per tick from 25% to 20%.
  • Icons Merlin Arcane A04.pngIcons Merlin Fire A04.pngIcons Merlin Ice A04.png Elemental Mastery
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling damage per hit from 20% to 15%.

SMITE Version 6.11.5701.7 (October 17, 2019)

  • General
  • We've released a server side patch to address an issues causing Merlin to be unable to fire abilities.

SMITE Version 6.8.5557.1 (July 24, 2019)

  • Icons Merlin Arcane A01.png Eclipse
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling of the Initial Hit from 60% to 55%.
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling of the tick damage from 10% scaling to 8%.
  • Icons Merlin Ice A02.png Blizzard
  • Increased the Time to Deploy of this ability from 0.5 to 0.7.
  • Fixed an issue where Blizzard would continue damaging targets after they left the area.
  • Icons Merlin Arcane A04.pngIcons Merlin Fire A04.pngIcons Merlin Ice A04.png Elemental Mastery
  • Increased Cooldown from 28/26/24/22/20 to 32/29/26/23/20.

SMITE Version 6.6.5466 (May 29, 2019)

  • Icons Merlin Fire A01.png Radiate
  • Decreased Damage Scaling from 35% to 30% per tick.
  • Icons Merlin Ice A01.png Frostbolt
  • Decrease Base Damage from 60/100/140/180/220 to 60/95/130/165/200.
  • Icons Merlin Fire A02.png Dragonfire
  • The Protection Reduction on this ability now only applies to enemy gods, and will not affect minions.

SMITE Version 6.5.5418 (April 30, 2019)

  • General
  • Fixed cooldown timers sometimes quickly refreshing after swapping stance while abilities are on cooldown.
  • Icons Merlin Ice A02.png Blizzard
  • Fixed damage not applying to camp minions if ability deployed before spawn.

SMITE Version 6.4.5372.6 (April 2, 2019)

  • General
  • Fixed Merlin auto skill turning off when using Ultimate as he levels up.
  • Icons Merlin Arcane A01.png Eclipse
  • Reduced Initial hit scaling from 70% to 60%.
  • Icons Merlin Ice A01.png Frostbolt
  • Gem of isolation slow applies after frostbolt does damage and does not get the bonus damage unless the target is slowed previously.
  • Reduced bonus damage from 20% to 15%.
  • Icons Merlin Ice A02.png Blizzard
  • Fixed several issues that were causing this ability to do much more damage than intended.
  • Icons Merlin Arcane A03.pngIcons Merlin Fire A03.pngIcons Merlin Ice A03.png Flicker
  • Increased cooldown from 22/21/20/19/18 to 24/23/22/21/20.

SMITE Version 6.3.5327 (March 5, 2019)

  • Icons Merlin Ice A01.png Frostbolt
  • Fixed a highlighting issue with Merlin Frostbolt where it would highlight enemies outside of explosion radius.

SMITE Version 6.1.5286.8 (February 11, 2019)

  • Merlin has been added to the game.


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