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Merlin
SkinArt Merlin Default
Summary
Title: The Master Wizard
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Arthurian Arthurian
Type: Ranged,Magical
Class: NewUI Class Mage Mage
Pros: High Area Damage
Difficulty: Hard
Release date: February 11, 2019
Favor: 5,500 Favor
Gems: 200 Gems
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: 23 (+1.3)
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 The buff will be spent even if the basic attack misses.
 Bullet Empowered basic attacks trigger item effects.
 Bullet Damage: 20 (+20% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Charges: 3
 Bullet Duration: 5s  Bullet Ability Type: Ranged Basic, Damage
 Bullet Range: 55

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 Can deal up to 80/180/280/380/480 (+119% of your Magical Power) damage.
 Bullet Ability deals 1 major instance of damage and up to 8 minor instances.
 Bullet Initial Damage: 40/60/80/100/120 (+55% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Damage per tick: 5/15/25/35/45 (+8% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet Duration: 3s when fully deployed  Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Damage
 Bullet Range/Radius: 60/15, 25  Bullet Cost: 60 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 14 seconds

Ability Video

1st Ability (Fire) - Radiate
Merlin channels a beam of intense fire for 2s that deals damage every 0.25s. Each time Radiate hits an Enemy, it also applies a Burn, dealing additional damage over time. Notes:
 Bullet Has a radius of 5.
 Bullet Burn ticks every 0.4s and each beam tick refreshes the burn's duration.
 Bullet Can deal up to 93/186/279/372/465 (+189% of your Magical Power) damage.
 Bullet Ability deals up to 8 instances of damage and burn deals additional 4 instances of damage, refreshing for every instance hit up to maximum of 8.
 Bullet Damage per tick: 6/12/18/24/30 (+18% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Burn Damage: 5/10/15/20/25 (+5% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet Duration: 2s  Bullet Ability Type: Line, Damage
 Bullet Range: 45  Bullet Cost: 60 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 14/13.5/13/12.5/12 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 The projectile has a radius of 4.
 Bullet Deals 69/109/149/190/230 (+63% of your Magical Power) damage to targets afflicted by a slow.
 Bullet Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+55% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Ability Type: Line, Damage
 Bullet Range/Radius: 70/15  Bullet Cost: 60 mana
 Bullet 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 Has a deploy time of 0.5s after casting and the damage/pull activates after 1s from deployment.
 Bullet Damage: 50/80/110/140/170 (+60% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Knockup, Damage
 Bullet Range/Radius: 60/20  Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana
 Bullet 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 Has a radius of 30, a cone angle of 80 and a deploy time of 0.5s.
 Bullet Each tick refreshes the debuff's duration.
 Bullet Deals up to 104/143/182/221/260 (+195% of your Magical Power) damage and shreds up to 16% Protections to gods.
 Bullet Ability deals up to 13 instances of damage.
 Bullet Damage per tick: 8/11/14/17/20 (+15% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Protection Reduction: 4%
 Bullet Max. Stacks: 4  Bullet Duration: 4s
 Bullet Ability Type: Area, Debuff, Damage  Bullet Range: 50
 Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 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 Has a deploy time of 0.7s.
 Bullet Deals up to 80/200/320/440/560 (+120% of your Magical Power) damage and slows up to 40%.
 Bullet Each tick refreshes the slow's duration.
 Bullet Ability deals up to 8 instances of damage.
 Bullet Damage per tick: 10/25/40/55/70 (+15% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Slow per stack: 8%
 Bullet Max. Stacks: 5  Bullet Duration: 2s
 Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Slow, Damage  Bullet Range/Radius: 65/20
 Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet 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 Cooldown is shared in all stances.
 Bullet Ability Type: Teleport  Bullet Range: 30
 Bullet Cost: 70 mana  Bullet 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 Each stance changes Merlin's color scheme and effects.
 Bullet Deals up to 160/220/280/340/420 (+30% of your Magical Power) damage by default and 175/250/325/400/495 (+45% of your Magical Power) damage when switching to or from fire stance.
 Bullet Arcane has a knockup strength of 100 while fire's DoT deals damage every 0.5s.
 Bullet 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 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 Merlin always starts in Arcane Stance and respawns in whatever stance he was currently in.
 Bullet Damage: 80/110/140/170/210 (+15% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Fire Damage per Tick: 5/10/15/20/25 (+5% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet Ice Slow: 20%  Bullet Slow duration: 1.5s
 Bullet Arcane: Knockup  Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Crowd Control, Damage
 Bullet Radius: 25  Bullet Cost: 40/50/60/70/80 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 30/27.5/25/22.5/20 seconds

Ability Video

Videos[ | ]

Teaser[ | ]

God Reveal[ | ]

Achievements[ | ]

Achievement Combat Merlin InfusedwithPower
Elemental Mastery
As Merlin, kill an Enemy god in each stance: Arcane, Fire, and Ice.
Achievement Combat Merlin ElementalMastery
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.
  • The actor who voiced Merlin, Adin Rudd, also voiced Cthulhu and Doom Bot Hades.
  • There is an announcer pack themed after Merlin, You can hear it here:Merlin Announcer pack.

God Skins[ | ]

  • Merlin DemonsBane IconDemon’s Bane
  • T Merlin MasterofLight IconMaster of Light
  • T Merlin Aang IconAang
  • T Merlin AvatarAang IconAvatar 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 WiseOldMan IconWise Old Man
  • T Merlin Classic IconWise Wizard
  • T Merlin SKGaming IconSK Gaming
  • T Merlin FunGuy IconFun Guy
  • T Merlin Wildcard IconWildcard
  • T Merlin Undead IconMaster 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 or 9500 Favor
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
Requirements
Voicelines Demon's Bane Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin could only be obtained as a rare roll from Treasure Chests, or via direct purchase.
 Bullet This skin was part of the Grim Omens event.

Master of Light
Master of Light Skin card Release Date March 22, 2022
Type Standard
Cost 750 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Master of Light Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin could only be obtained as a rare roll from Treasure Chests, or via direct purchase.
 Bullet This skin was part of the Heavenly Light event.

Aang
Aang Skin card Release Date July 14, 2020
Type Crossover
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Aang Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was earned as a final reward from the premium track in the Avatar Battle Pass.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Avatar Aang
Avatar Aang Skin card Release Date July 14, 2020
Type Crossover
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Aang Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was earned as a final reward from the prestige track in the Avatar Battle Pass.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Wise Old Man
Wise Old Man Skin card Release Date November 15, 2022
Type Crossover
Cost 1500 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Wise Old Man Merlin voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the Runescape Event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

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 This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin could only be obtained by obtaining enough levels in the Odyssey: Underworld event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

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 This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet 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 (Groovy Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Fun Guy Merlin 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 certain Treasure Chests.

Cybershadow
Cybershadow Skin card Release Date October 19, 2021
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems (Halloween 2020 Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Cybershadow Merlin 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 certain Treasure Chests.

Wildcard
Wildcard Skin card Release Date August 29, 2023
Type Exclusive
Cost 250 Gems (Season of Celebration Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Wildcard Merlin 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 certain Treasure Chests.

Master Soulbinder
Master Soulbinder Skin card Release Date March 22, 2019
Type Unlimited
Cost 3300 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Master Soulbinder Merlin 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 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 or 9500 Favor
Requirements God Rank 1
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

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

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

Changelog[ | ]

SMITE Version 11.5.8010.2 (May 14, 2024)

  • Icons Merlin PassiveOverload
  • Increased Damage from 10 to 20
  • Increased Damage Scaling from 15% to 20%
  • Icons Merlin Fire A01Radiate
  • Decreased Cooldown from 16/15/14/13/12s to 14/13.5/13/12.5/12s
  • Icons Merlin Fire A02Dragonfire
  • Decreased Cooldown from 18/17/16/15/14s to 16/15.5/15/14.5/14s

SMITE Version 11.1.7887.5 (January 23, 2024)

  • Icons Merlin Arcane A04Icons Merlin Fire A04Icons Merlin Ice A04Elemental Mastery
  • Decreased Cooldown from 32/29/26/23/20 to 30/27.5/25/22.5/20s

SMITE Version 8.6.6618.4 (June 15, 2021)

  • Icons Merlin Fire A02Dragonfire
  • 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 A02Dragonfire
  • 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 Frostbolt
  • Decreased scaling from 60% to 55%.
  • Icons Merlin Fire A02 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 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 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 Dragonfire
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling damage per tick from 25% to 20%.
  • Icons Merlin Arcane A04Icons Merlin Fire A04Icons Merlin Ice A04 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 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 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 A04Icons Merlin Fire A04Icons Merlin Ice A04 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 Radiate
  • Decreased Damage Scaling from 35% to 30% per tick.
  • Icons Merlin Ice A01 Frostbolt
  • Decrease Base Damage from 60/100/140/180/220 to 60/95/130/165/200.
  • Icons Merlin Fire A02 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 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 Eclipse
  • Reduced Initial hit scaling from 70% to 60%.
  • Icons Merlin Ice A01 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 Blizzard
  • Fixed several issues that were causing this ability to do much more damage than intended.
  • Icons Merlin Arcane A03Icons Merlin Fire A03Icons Merlin Ice A03 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 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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