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Persephone
SkinArt Persephone Default
Summary
Title: Queen of the Underworld
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Greek Greek
Type: Ranged,Magical
Class: NewUI Class Mage Mage
Pros: High Area Damage
Difficulty: Hard
Release date: August 20, 2019
Favor: 5,500 Favor
Gems: 200 Gems
Voicelines: Persephone voicelines
Voice actor: Allegra Clark
Stats
Health: 370 (+75)
Mana: 280 (+55)
Speed: 360 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 0.95 (+0.95%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 34 (+ 1.7)
+ 20% of Magical Power
Progression: 7.5 AoE Harvest Activation
Protection
Physical: 9 (+2.7)
Magical: 23 (+1.3)
Regen
HP5: 7 (+0.45)
MP5: 5 (+0.42)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

"From death, new life is created. Overwhelm your enemies with your beautiful Flowers."

Persephone is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[ | ]

Persephone is the Goddess of Vegetation and the Harvest. Daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the others gods often felt fit to decide her fate for her. Demeter enrolled her in helping with her Mysteries while Zeus took it upon himself to give her away. Hades, her husband to be, came up from the underworld and took her away. Demeter, saddened by the loss of her daughter and helper, wept and refused to continue bringing life to the earth. Cornered by a dying world, Zeus forced Hades and Persephone to part.

Before leaving the underworld Hades offered her a seed of a Pomegranate grown in the underworld. Persephone was clever. She understood what was being offered. Those who eat the food of the underworld are bound to it and must return. Hades was offering her a choice. A choice she was happy to accept. Every six months Persephone leaves the underworld, soothing Demeter's grief and bringing life back to the world.

The time has now come for Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, to return and take her throne besides Hades. She has seen the gods struggle against themselves at the expense of those around them. She can no longer watch as droves of mortal souls arrive; their lives cut short while they struggled for each and every victory as the gods they pray to cause their suffering. Soon all gods will see why she is called 'Clever Persephone'.

Abilities[ | ]

Passive - Pomegranate Seeds
When Persephone dies she travels to the plane of death where she can place 6 Harvest Seeds that will sprout when she respawns. Additionally, each time one of her Harvest plants wither she gains a Pomegranate Seed which can be sold at the fountain for 3g. Persephone can hold 100 seeds. Notes:
 Bullet Persephone's ghost state duration is the same as her respawn time and may cancel it at any time to return to the normal death state.
 Bullet Seeds have a deploy range of 30 and can be sold for a maximum of 300 gold with 100 seeds.
 Bullet Ability Type: Buff

Ability Video

1st Ability - Bone Rush
Persephone calls forth a Skeletal Warrior from the underworld. This warrior charges forward, damaging minions and stopping on gods. Enemy gods hit are slowed for 2.5s. Wherever it stops its skull falls, becoming a Harvest Skull. Notes:
 Bullet Damage: 100/150/200/250/300 (+90% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Slow: 20/22.5/25/27.5/30%
 Bullet Ability Type: Line, Slow, Damage  Bullet Range: 65
 Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 12/11.5/11/10.5/10 seconds

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Harvest
Persephone summons an explosion at a target location that places 3 Harvest Skulls. She can activate these Harvest plants with her Basic Attacks. When the Skulls are activated she restores health to herself. After 4s the Skulls turn into Harvest Flowers. When activated these Flowers charge forward in the direction hit, biting any target that gets close. Enemies recently bitten take reduced damage from other bites, stacking 3 times. She can have up to (5/5/6/6/7) Harvest Plants out at any time. Notes:
 Bullet Has a prefire of 0.1s.
 Bullet Flowers have a base movement speed of 540, an AoE radius of 20 and duration of 3s.
 Bullet If the skulls are placed on top of other harvest plants, they will leave a gap of at least 2.5 units before being placed.
 Bullet Explosion: 90/140/190/240/290 (+70% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Heal: 18/30/42/54/66
 Bullet Bite: 40/57/110/145/180 (+30% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Reduced Damage: 50/75/87.5%
 Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Damage  Bullet Range/Radius: 50/12.5
 Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 13 seconds

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Flourish
Persephone floods the ground with necrotic energy that propels her from the ground directly forwards or backwards; based on the direction she is moving. Harvest plants inside the area immediately become Harvest Flowers and activate, charging in the direction Persephone is facing. Enemies caught in this area take damage. Notes:
 Bullet Explosion: 65/105/145/185/225 (+55% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Range: 45
 Bullet Ability Type: Circle, Leap, Damage  Bullet Range/Radius: 45/20
 Bullet Cost: 70 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 15/14.5/14/13.5/13 seconds

Ability Video

Ultimate - Grasp of Death
Persephone conjures Entrapping Vines that she throws forwards, entrapping the first enemy god or wall it touches. Entrapped gods are crippled and rooted. Vines then spawn from the Entrapped target, seeking nearby enemy gods. Gods bound are crippled, can no longer further than 55 units away, and are slowed while running away from the center. Entrapping Vines are destroyed if hit by 5 Basic Attacks (3 if it trapped a Wall), ending all effects. Notes:
 Bullet Persephone is CC immune while casting this ability.
 Bullet Has a projectile speed of 120.
 Bullet Will also stop if the projectile hits a player-made wall.
 Bullet The vines cannot bind gods through walls but affected targets can still be debuffed by the cc if they move to behind a wall.
 Bullet The entrap duration is not affected by diminishing returns.
 Bullet Damage: 175/245/315/385/455 (+85% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Vine Damage: 65/90/115/140/165 (+30% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet Slow: 15/17.5/20/22.5/25%  Bullet Duration: 5s
 Bullet Ability Type: Line, Crowd Control, Damage  Bullet Range/Radius: Global/55
 Bullet Cost: 100/110/120/130/140 mana  Bullet Cooldown: 90 seconds

Ability Video

Videos[ | ]

Teaser[ | ]

God Reveal[ | ]

Achievements[ | ]

Achievement Combat Persephone GraspingVines
Grasping Vines
As Persephone, trap the entire enemy team with one use of her Grasp of Death ability.
Achievement Combat Persephone MasterHarvester
Master Harvester
As Persephone, accumulate 150 Pomegranate Seeds over the course of a single match.


Trivia[ | ]

General[ | ]

God Skins[ | ]

  • T Persephone ShadowBloom IconShadow Bloom
  • T Persephone Ironmouse IconT Persephone Iornmrouse IconIronmouse/Ironmrouse
  • T Persephone CuteFarmer IconCute Cultivator
  • In this skin, her skeletons are replaced by scarecrows.
  • The design of Persephone's flowers are similar to the Smiley Flowers from the Yoshi's Island game series.
  • Her joke ▶️ "Let me give you a tour of the farm! I've got the horses in the back!" is a reference to the song Old Town Road by Lil Nas X.
  • The actress who voiced this skin, Jill Harris, also voiced Fabled Artio and Miss Senshi Bellona.
  • Persephone NecRomancer IconNecRomancer
  • The original concept for this skin was created by Juniper Alicia Lara.
  • In this skin, her skeletons are wearing tuxedos.
  • Her plants are replaced with roses with teeth.
  • Her directs taunts to Chang'e (▶️ "No! You are not the most beautiful bride!" ) and Hou Yi (▶️ "This is my wedding!" ) are aimed at their respective Sun's Bride and Moon's Groom skins.
  • Due to this being a wedding skin and her marriage to Hades, most of her directed taunts are for Hades.
  • This skin shares its theme with Enchanted Boyfriend Cu Chulainn and King of Hearts Zeus.
  • T Persephone OblivionRuler IconOblivion Ruler
  • In the wallpaper version of this skin card art, the boat that she is in could be a reference to the ferryman of the underworld Charon.
  • The background of the card art could also be a reinterpretation of Hades.
  • T Persephone MalwareMonarch IconMalware Monarch
  • T Persephone Geomancer IconGeomancer
  • T Persephone Gold IconMasteries
  • In the wallpaper version of this skin's card art, Cerberus can be seen in the background.

Skins[ | ]

Default
Default Skin card Release Date August 20, 2019
Type Standard
Cost Free
Requirements
Voicelines Persephone voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Withering Bloom
Withering Bloom Skin card Release Date August 20, 2019
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems or 9500 Favor
Requirements
Voicelines Persephone voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Shadow Bloom
Shadow Bloom Skin card Release Date April 19, 2022
Type Standard
Cost 750 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Shadow Bloom Persephone voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the Heavenly Light event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests, or via direct purchase.

Ironmouse
Ironmouse Skin card Release Date May 16, 2023
Type Crossover
Cost 1500 Gems (VSHOJO Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Ironmouse Persephone voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the VSHOJO Event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Ironmrouse
Ironmrouse Skin card Release Date December 12, 2023
Type Crossover
Cost 1500 Gems (VSHOJO Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines Ironmouse Persephone voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the VSHOJO Event 2.0.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Cute Cultivator
Cute Cultivator Skin card Release Date October 15, 2019
Type Exclusive
Cost 600 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Cute Cultivator Persephone 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: Underworld event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

NecRomancer
NecRomancer Skin card Release Date February 11, 2020
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems (Valentine's Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines NecRomancer Persephone 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.

Oblivion Ruler
Oblivion Ruler Skin card Release Date July 28, 2020
Type Exclusive
Cost 1200 Gems (Crescent Moon Bundle)
Requirements
Voicelines Oblivion Ruler Persephone voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the New Moon event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Malware Monarch
Malware Monarch Skin card Release Date December 29, 2020
Type Exclusive
Cost 600 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Malware Monarch Persephone voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet This skin was part of the SMITE Friends event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Geomancer
Geomancer Skin card Release Date November 2, 2021
Type Exclusive
Cost 750 Gems
Requirements
Voicelines Geomancer Persephone 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: Perilous Seas event.
 Bullet This skin can only be obtained as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Golden
Golden Skin card Release Date September 17, 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 September 17, 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 September 17, 2019
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems or 15000 Favor
Requirements God Rank 10
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Changelog[ | ]

SMITE Version 10.3.7494.12 (March 28, 2023)

  • Icons Persephone A02Harvest
  • Decreased Heal from 22/29/36/43/50 (+10% of your Magical Power) to 18/30/42/54/66
  • Decreased Cooldown from 15 to 13
  • Icons Persephone A04Grasp of Death
  • Increased Damage scaling from 75% to 85%

SMITE Version 9.4.7059.2 (April 19, 2022)

  • Icons Persephone A02Harvest
  • Decreased Explosion damage
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling from 80% to 70%
  • Decreased Bite damage
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling from 35% to 30%
  • Icons Persephone A04 Grasp of Death
  • This ability no longer applies any attack speed reduction to the caged target

SMITE Version 8.8.6750.15 (September 7, 2021)

  • Icons Persephone A02Harvest
  • Decrease Movement Speed of the Flowers by 10%
  • Decreased Flower Bite Damage from 40/80/120/160/200 to 40/75/110/145/180

SMITE Version 8.6.6618.8 (June 29, 2021)

  • Icons Persephone A02 Harvest
  • Increased cooldown from 14s to 15s
  • Decreased Bite Scaling from 40% to 35%
  • Icons Persephone A03 Fourish
  • Decreased Scaling from 65% to 55%

SMITE Version 8.5.6555.13 (June 1, 2021)

  • Icons Persephone A02 Harvest (Flower)
  • Decreased Bite Magical Power Scaling from 50% to 40%.

SMITE Version 8.5.6555.8 (May 21, 2021)

  • Icons Persephone Passive Pomegranate Seeds
  • Fixed Persephone disconnecting while in passive state resetting your level/items/gold.
  • Fixed Persephone while in respawn on console, controller constantly vibrates.
  • Icons Persephone A01 Bone Rush
  • Addressed Persephone's ability 1 not hitting targets at point-blank range.

SMITE Version 8.5.6555.4 (May 18, 2021)

  • General
  • Persephone has had a partial rework this patch.

SMITE Version 7.12.6319.9 (December 15, 2020)

  • Icons Persephone A04 Grasp of Death
  • Decrease ult deployable HP from 5 to 3 if it hits a wall instead of a player

SMITE Version 7.8.6152.8 (August 25, 2020)

  • Icons Persephone A02 Harvest
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling Dmg from 75% to 65%
  • Decreased Harvest Slow from 30% to 20%

SMITE Version 7.6.6084.2 (June 16, 2020)

  • Icons Persephone Passive Pomegranate Seeds
  • Persephone is now slowed by 20% for the duration of this effect.

SMITE Version 7.5.6039.3 (June 2, 2020)

  • Icons Persephone Passive Pomegranate Seeds
  • Decreased the amount of Damage Persephone Does while in her Undead State from 50% to 40%.

SMITE Version 7.5.6039 (May 19, 2020)

  • Icons Persephone Passive Pomegranate Seeds
  • Fixed an issue where she could be targeted in her passive death state.
  • Icons Persephone A02 Harvest
  • Fixed an issue where plant AoE damage reduction on subsequent hits was not working as intended.

SMITE Version 7.3.5945.6 (April 7, 2020)

  • Icons Persephone A04 Grasp of Death
  • Decreased projectile speed from 150 to 120.

SMITE Version 7.3.5945 (March 24, 2020)

  • Icons Persephone A02 Harvest
  • General
  • Decreased prefire time on this ability from .2s to .1s.
  • Decreased minimum distance between Harvest placements from 5 units to 2.5 units.
  • Sprout
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling from 80 to 75%.
  • Decreased time the base Harvest plant takes to evolve into a sprout from 4s to 2.5s.
  • Flower
  • Decreased Magical Power Scaling from 90 to 85%.
  • Decreased time the base Harvest plant takes to evolve into a flower from 24s to 16s.
  • Decreased chase time from 3s to 2.2s.
  • Increased movement speed from 440 to 600.
  • Icons Persephone A04 Grasp of Death
  • Decreased Base Damage from 195/270/345/420/495 to 175/245/315/385/455.
  • Decreased speed at which a tether will reach to grab you by 50%.
  • Decreased Attack Speed penalty from 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% to 15% at all ranks.

SMITE Version 7.1.5858.2 (January 28, 2020)

  • General
  • Fixed an issue where Death Recaps from some of Persephone's abilities were showing unintended text.
  • Icons Persephone A04 Grasp of Death
  • Fixed an issue where her Ultimate would sometimes fail to “Bind” enemies even when they were in the affected radius.

SMITE Version 6.13.5787.6 (December 11, 2019)

  • Icons Persephone Passive Pomegranate Seeds
  • Fixed an issue where her passive meter would skip numbers sometimes.

SMITE Version 6.12.5745.1 (November 12, 2019)

  • Icons Persephone Passive Pomegranate Seeds
  • Persephone will behave in a similar way as Khumba. If she is executed she will not revive from her passive, and her seeds/cooldown for that passive will not be consumed.
  • Persephone now gains 100% of her Mana back when entering her death state.
  • Added a brief lockout so players cannot accidentally cancel reviving themselves.
  • Icons Persephone A02 Harvest
  • Fixed an issue where the flower form of her plants were not hitting in the intended cone area.

SMITE Version 6.11.5701.1 (October 15, 2019)

  • Icons Persephone Passive Pomegranate Seeds
  • Persephone's Harvest plants now deal 50% damage while in her revived state to match Persephone's damage reduction.
  • Persephone now gains 100% of her Mana back when entering her death state.
  • Added a brief lockout so players cannot accidentally cancel reviving themselves.
  • Icons Persephone A01 Bone Rush
  • The damage area of Bone Rush is now a rolling line attack.
  • This means players close to the explosion are hit earlier than those far away.
  • Added an intro sound to give players better feedback this ability has been cast.
  • The damage area of Bone Rush now displays a warning targeter.
  • Icons Persephone A02 Harvest
  • Harvest's max count has been decreased from 10 at all levels to 6/6/8/8/10.
  • Harvest now displays a buff bar counter to indicate how many Harvest plants are active.
  • Added a new minimap icon for Persephone's Harvest plants.
  • Increased Harvest Explosion scaling from 75% to 80%.
  • Increased Harvest Bite scaling from 85% to 90%.
  • Decreased subsequent damage reduction from 50/75/87.5 to 40/65/78%.
  • Icons Persephone A04 Grasp of Death
  • Fixed an issue where if a player activated the Beads Relic when hit by the cage, the player would be unable to damage the cage afterwards.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in CC Immunity not cleansing the vine grasp.

SMITE Version 6.10.5654.3 (September 17, 2019)

  • General
  • Fixed an issue where she was not properly leveling up while using auto skill.
  • Fixed an issue with her death animation displaying a skeleton at a time it wasn't intended.
  • Fixed Hades' name not capitalized in Persephone's lore.
  • Icons Persephone Passive Pomegranate Seeds
  • Added a more clear description to this ability specifying how it can be canceled.
  • Fixed issues where Kali, Scylla, Achilles, and Thanatos were not properly getting their rewards for killing a god if this passive was used. All of those gods should now get those bonuses upon killing Persephone, before she has the option to continue fighting with her passive.
  • Persephone will now retain her health bar when entering this state so players can more easily keep track of her.
  • Fixed an issue where she shouldn't be able to activate Purification Beads while rising from her passive.
  • Icons Persephone A02 Harvest
  • Adjusted the plants materials to make distinguishing friendly and enemy Harvest plants more clear.
  • Icons Persephone A04 Grasp of Death
  • Fixed an issue where enemies would sometimes not be affected by the bind CC, even when hit by it.
  • Fixed an issue where Fafnir Dragonbreath could not break the Entrapping Cage.

SMITE Version 6.9.5607.4 (August 20, 2019)

  • Persephone has been added to the game.

Pre-release

  • Icons Persephone A01 Bone Rush
  • Decreased base damage from 100/160/220/280/340 to 100/150/200/250/300.
  • Icons Persephone A02 Harvest
  • Decreased Explosion base damage from 60/110/160/210/260 to 60/100/140/180/220.
  • Increased Explosion scaling from 70% to 75%.
  • Decreased Bite base damage from 70/125/180/235/290 to 70/115/160/205/250.
  • Increased Bite scaling from 80% to 85%.


Replaced Abilities[ | ]

Passive - Pomegranate Seeds
Persephone gains Pomegranate Seeds when her Harvest plants wither. If she has 25 Seeds she use them to resist death, continuing to fight at full mana for 8s but dealing 60% reduced damage. This can be cancelled before the revive occurs. Extra seeds are sold at the fountain for 3 gold a seed. Persephone can hold 100 Seeds. Notes:
 Bullet Persephone moves 20% slower for the duration.
 Bullet Execute effects will bypass it, however it won't consume the seeds.
 Bullet Can be cancelled before it activates, preserving the seeds.
 Bullet Ability Type: Passive

Ability Video

1st Ability - Bone Rush
Persephone calls forth a skeletal warrior of the underworld. This warrior charges forward 35 units or until it comes into contact with a god. It charges with such force that when it stops it topples, sending bones flying forward and damaging enemies in its path. The skull from this warrior flies forward and becomes a Harvest Skull when it lands. Notes:
 Bullet Has a max range of 85.
 Bullet Damage: 100/150/200/250/300 (+80% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Ability Type: Line
 Bullet Range: 55  Bullet Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 12 seconds

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Harvest
Persephone places a Skull (max 6/6/8/8/10) and can activate it with a Basic Attack to heal herself. She stores up to 6 Skulls. After 2.5s it turns into a Sprout that explodes when activated, damaging and slowing enemies. After 16s it turns into a Flower that chases down enemies when activated for 2.2s before biting them. After activation or 120s it withers. Enemies recently hit by Harvest take reduced damage from additional hits stacking 3 times. Notes:
 Bullet Has a prefire of 0.1s.
 Bullet Sprouts have a radius of 20.
 Bullet Flowers have a base movement speed of 600 and an attack range of 10.
 Bullet Skulls require a distance gap of at least 2.5 units between them to be placed.
 Bullet Heal: 22/29/36/43/50 (+10% of your Magical Power)  Bullet Explosion: 60/100/140/180/220 (+65% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet Slow: 20%  Bullet Bite: 70/115/160/205/250 (+85% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet Reduced Damage: 40/64/78%  Bullet Ability Type: Circle
 Bullet Range: 50  Bullet Cost: 18/21/24/27/30 mana
 Bullet Cooldown: 8 seconds

Ability Video


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