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He Bo
T HeBo Default Card.png
Summary
Title: God of the Yellow River
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Chinese.png Chinese
Type: Ranged,Magical
Class: NewUI Class Mage.png Mage
Pros: Medium Crowd Control, High Area Damage
Difficulty: Easy
Release date: May 31, 2012
Favor: 5,500 Favor.png
Gems: 200 Gems.png
Voicelines: He Bo voicelines
Voice actor: Christopher Sabat
Details
Health: 365 (+68)
Mana: 298 (+56)
Speed: 350 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 0.86 (+0.9%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 34 (+ 1.45)
+ 20% of Magical Power
Progression: None
Protection
Physical: 9 (+2.6)
Magical: 30 (+0)
Regen
HP5: 6 (+0.45)
MP5: 4.9 (+0.4)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

He Bo is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[edit | edit source]

As God of the Yellow River, He-Bo tamed the massive and turbulent waters with humility and sacrifice. Now, the forces of the great river are at his command!

Throughout history, no river has been the source of more nourishment or more destruction than China’s Yellow River. Its basin valley was the cradle that birthed Chinese civilization, feeding fields with water and millions of tons of collected sediments, which give the river its yellow hue. The river is also treacherous and prone to flooding, destroying shoreline settlements and drowning thousands.

Long ago, Feng Yi, a mortal man living along the riverside, watched in dismay as a storm stirred the waters and gorged the banks. It would not be long before the mighty river consumed his village. Both humble and wise, Feng Yi tied rocks to his belt before casting himself into the waters. This act of sacrifice did more than appease the angry river, it promoted Feng Yi to Godhood over it. Thus, he became He Bo.

Much time passed, and He Bo grew proud of his great river, so proud that he declared the Yellow River the biggest body of water anywhere. A passerby asked if He Bo had seen the North Sea, but He Bo dismissed the comment, for heavy rains were falling and the river was roaring and full. As time wore on, thought of the North Sea tickled his mind, so he made the journey. There, the Dragon King of the Northern Sea warmly met him. Viewing the endless expanse of water, He Bo was humbled and returned to his River wiser.

For He Bo, there are no greater virtues than wisdom and humility. With the force of the Yellow River at his command, He Bo will remind his enemies what it means to be humble.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Passive - Steady Flow
Each time He Bo uses an ability, he gains the Steady Flow buff which increases his Magical Power. The timer refreshes when another ability is used. Notes:
 Bullet.png Magical Power Buff: 5%  Bullet.png Duration: 5s
 Bullet.png Max Stacks: 3  Bullet.png Ability Type: Buff

Ability Video

1st Ability - Water Cannon
He Bo fires a short burst of water from his hands, damaging all enemies in front of him. Notes:
 Bullet.png Damage: 90/140/190/240/290 (+80% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Ability Type: Cone
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 3 seconds  Bullet.png Cost: 40/50/60/70/80 mana

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Atlas of the Yellow River
He Bo unfurls his scroll in a line, releasing flood waters. Allies on the water are immune to Slows and move faster, while enemies are Slowed. Notes:
 Bullet.png After casting this ability, the scroll will visually be removed from He Bo's back up until its lifetime runs out.
 Bullet.png Slow Debuff: 20/25/30/35/40%  Bullet.png Speed Buff: 20/25/30/35/40%
 Bullet.png Lifetime: 7s  Bullet.png Ability Type: Line
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 10 seconds  Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Waterspout
He Bo calls forth a geyser, causing it to burst out with tremendous force at his target location, damaging enemies while knocking them into the air. Notes:
 Bullet.png Damage: 80/130/180/230/280 (+85% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Ability Type: Ground Target
 Bullet.png Radius: 10  Bullet.png Cooldown: 10 seconds
 Bullet.png Cost: 70/80/90/100/110 mana

Ability Video

Ultimate - Crushing Wave
He Bo transforms into a wave and crashes forward, damaging all enemies in his path. Notes:
 Bullet.png He Bo is immune to crowd control effects while using this ability.
 Bullet.png Damage:370/450/530/610/690 (+115% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Ability Type: Line
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 90 seconds  Bullet.png Cost: 100 mana

Ability Video

Recommended Items[edit | edit source]

Starter

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Purification

Purification Relic.png Purification
Active Effect
Using this item removes Crowd Control Effects and makes you immune to new ones for 2s.

Active Cooldown
160 seconds

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Vampiric Shroud

Vampiricshroud.png Vampiric Shroud
+20 Magical Power

+100 Health

+5 MP5

Passive Effect
Killing an enemy restores 10 Health and Mana.

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Lost Artifact

LostArtifact T1.png Lost Artifact
+15 Magical Power

+5 MP5

ManaPotion.png

Mana Potion

ManaPotion.png Mana Potion
Active Effect
This consumable heals 150 Mana over 25 seconds.

Damage

RodofTahuti T3.png

Rod of Tahuti

RodofTahuti T3.png Rod of Tahuti
+125 Magical Power

+15 MP5

Passive Effect
Increases Magical Power by 25%.

SpearoftheMagus T3.png

Spear of the Magus

SpearoftheMagus T3.png Spear of the Magus
+40 Magical Power

+15 Magical Penetration

Passive Effect
Enemies hit by your damaging abilities have their Magical Protection reduced by 10 and an additional 10% for 5 seconds (max. 2 Stacks).

SpearofDesolation T3.png

Spear of Desolation

SpearofDesolation T3.png Spear of Desolation
+120 Magical Power

+20 Magical Penetration

Passive Effect
If you kill an Enemy God all of your cooldowns are reduced by 8 seconds. This cannot activate more than once every 30s.

Relic

Sanctuary Relic.png

Sanctuary

Sanctuary Relic.png Sanctuary
Active Effect
Using this item makes you invulnerable to damage for 2s, preventing you from taking actions. You may still move.

Active Cooldown
160 seconds

Sprint Relic.png

Sprint

Sprint Relic.png Sprint
Active Effect
Using this item buffs the Movement Speed of Allies within 55 by 40% for 6s. It also makes them immune to Slows for the duration.

Active Cooldown
140 seconds

Curse Relic.png

Curse

Curse Relic.png Curse
Active Effect
Using this item reduces all enemy gods Movement Speed by 40% in a 55 unit radius around you for 5s. Their healing is also reduced by 65% for the duration.

Active Cooldown
150 seconds

Core

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Shoes of the Magi

M Shoes oftheMagi.png Shoes of the Magi
+45 Magical Power

+10 Magical Penetration

+18% Movement Speed

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Doom Orb

DoomOrb T3.png Doom Orb
+40 Magical Power

+200 Mana

+7 MP5

Passive Effect
You gain +2 Magical Power per stack, and receive 5 stacks per god kill and 1 stack per minion kill. Half of your stacks are lost on death. (Max 50 stacks).

ObsidianShard T3.png

Obsidian Shard

ObsidianShard T3.png Obsidian Shard
+70 Magical Power

Passive Effect
You gain +33% Magical Penetration.

Defensive

MagisBlessing T3.png

Magi's Blessing

MagisBlessing T3.png Magi's Blessing
+15 Physical Protection

+15 Magical Protection

+350 Health

Passive Effect
Absorbs a single hard Crowd Control effect or Root once every 70 seconds. When this occurs, the owner also receives 1s of Crowd Control immunity.

HideoftheUrchin T3.png

Hide of the Urchin

HideoftheUrchin T3.png Hide of the Urchin
+35 Physical Protection

+35 Magical Protection

+250 Health

+250 Mana

Passive Effect
You gain +3 Magical Protection and +3 Physical Protection for each god kill or assist (max. 10 Stacks).

SpiritRobe T3.png

Spirit Robe

SpiritRobe T3.png Spirit Robe
+40 Physical Protection

+40 Magical Protection

+10% Cooldown Reduction

+20% Crowd Control Reduction

Passive Effect
You gain an additional 15% Damage Mitigation for 3s whenever you are hit with a hard Crowd Control Effect. This can only occur once every 10 seconds.

Consumable

HealthPotion.png

Healing Potion

HealthPotion.png Healing Potion
Active Effect
This consumable heals 250 Health over 25 seconds.

Icons Wards Consumable 01.png

Sentry Ward

Icons Wards Consumable 01.png Sentry Ward
Active Effect
This is a ward that allows you to see enemy movements and other wards within 45 units. It does respect line of sight and can't see through walls or stealth. It remains for 3 minutes or until killed. Can only carry one at a time.

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Ward

Icons Wards Basic 01.png Ward
Active Effect
This is a ward that allows you to see normal enemy movements with 45 units. It does respect line of sight and can't see through walls or stealth. It remains for 3 minutes or until killed.

Core

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Shoes of the Magi

M Shoes oftheMagi.png Shoes of the Magi
+45 Magical Power

+10 Magical Penetration

+18% Movement Speed

DoomOrb T3.png

Doom Orb

DoomOrb T3.png Doom Orb
+40 Magical Power

+200 Mana

+7 MP5

Passive Effect
You gain +2 Magical Power per stack, and receive 5 stacks per god kill and 1 stack per minion kill. Half of your stacks are lost on death. (Max 50 stacks).

ObsidianShard T3.png

Obsidian Shard

ObsidianShard T3.png Obsidian Shard
+70 Magical Power

Passive Effect
You gain +33% Magical Penetration.

Defensive

MagisBlessing T3.png

Magi's Blessing

MagisBlessing T3.png Magi's Blessing
+15 Physical Protection

+15 Magical Protection

+350 Health

Passive Effect
Absorbs a single hard Crowd Control effect or Root once every 70 seconds. When this occurs, the owner also receives 1s of Crowd Control immunity.

HideoftheUrchin T3.png

Hide of the Urchin

HideoftheUrchin T3.png Hide of the Urchin
+35 Physical Protection

+35 Magical Protection

+250 Health

+250 Mana

Passive Effect
You gain +3 Magical Protection and +3 Physical Protection for each god kill or assist (max. 10 Stacks).

SpiritRobe T3.png

Spirit Robe

SpiritRobe T3.png Spirit Robe
+40 Physical Protection

+40 Magical Protection

+10% Cooldown Reduction

+20% Crowd Control Reduction

Passive Effect
You gain an additional 15% Damage Mitigation for 3s whenever you are hit with a hard Crowd Control Effect. This can only occur once every 10 seconds.

Consumable

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Potion of Magical Might

MagicPowerBuff 01.png Potion of Magical Might
Active Effect
This consumable increases your Magical Power by 50 for 5 minutes or until you are killed.

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Elixir of Power

ElixirofPower T3.png Elixir of Power
Active Effect
This consumable increases your Magical and Physical Power by 25% for 5 minutes or until you are killed.

ElixirofDefense T3.png

Elixir of Defense

ElixirofDefense T3.png Elixir of Defense
Active Effect
This consumable increases your Magical and Physical Protections by 50 for 5 minutes or until you are killed.

Starter
Damage

RodofTahuti T3.png

Rod of Tahuti

RodofTahuti T3.png Rod of Tahuti
+125 Magical Power

+15 MP5

Passive Effect
Increases Magical Power by 25%.

SpearoftheMagus T3.png

Spear of the Magus

SpearoftheMagus T3.png Spear of the Magus
+40 Magical Power

+15 Magical Penetration

Passive Effect
Enemies hit by your damaging abilities have their Magical Protection reduced by 10 and an additional 10% for 5 seconds (max. 2 Stacks).

SpearofDesolation T3.png

Spear of Desolation

SpearofDesolation T3.png Spear of Desolation
+120 Magical Power

+20 Magical Penetration

Passive Effect
If you kill an Enemy God all of your cooldowns are reduced by 8 seconds. This cannot activate more than once every 30s.

Relic

Purification Relic.png

Purification

Purification Relic.png Purification
Active Effect
Using this item removes Crowd Control Effects and makes you immune to new ones for 2s.

Active Cooldown
160 seconds

Sanctuary Relic.png

Sanctuary

Sanctuary Relic.png Sanctuary
Active Effect
Using this item makes you invulnerable to damage for 2s, preventing you from taking actions. You may still move.

Active Cooldown
160 seconds

Sprint Relic.png

Sprint

Sprint Relic.png Sprint
Active Effect
Using this item buffs the Movement Speed of Allies within 55 by 40% for 6s. It also makes them immune to Slows for the duration.

Active Cooldown
140 seconds

Videos[edit | edit source]

God Reveal[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One of He Bo's jokes, "Rolling on the river. Row, row, row your boat. I do not like these songs.", is a reference to the songs Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival and the nursery rhyme Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
  • One of He Bo's taunts, "The glass is half empty, but it floats on the mighty river." is a reference to the common expression Is the glass half empty or half full?.
  • One of He Bro's jokes, "Right it's just like.. Dude, you got the best Barrels ever dude. Just like, you pull in and you just get spit right out of 'em. You just drop in, just smack the lip. Baam! You jump down. Say blaah! Then after that, you just drop in. You just ride the Barrel and get pitted man. So pitted." is a slightly altered version of an interview of a Surfer Dude that spawned an internet meme.
  • One of Infinity Wave He Bo's death quotes, "You can't take.. the sky from me..", is a reference to the theme music from the TV show Firefly.
  • One of Infinity Wave He Bo's taunts, "Why so Sirius?", is both a pun and a reference to a quote made by The Joker from the movie The Dark Knight.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Default
Default Skin card Release Date May 31, 2012
Type Standard
Cost Free
Requirements
Voicelines He Bo voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Cascade
Cascade Skin card Release Date May 31, 2012
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems.png or 9500 Favor.png
Requirements
Voicelines He Bo voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

He Bro
He Bro Skin card Release Date May 1, 2013
Type Standard
Cost 600 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines He Bro voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.

Infinity Wave
Infinity Wave Skin card Release Date October 1, 2014
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines Infinity Wave He Bo voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin was disabled from the store at the end of the Odyssey 2015, but it may return for special promotions in the future.

The Sydney Shredder
The Sydney Shredder Skin card Release Date October 15, 2014
Type Exclusive
Cost 400 Gems.png (Nepal Earthquake Relief Chest)
Requirements
Voicelines The Sydney Shredder He Bo voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin can only be obtained by redeeming a PAX Aus 2014 skin code or as a rare roll from certain Treasure Chests.

Golden
Golden Skin card Release Date July 10, 2013
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 July 10, 2013
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 August 19, 2014
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems.png or 15000 Favor.png
Requirements God Rank 10
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Changelog[edit | edit source]

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