Brave Hercules, a demigod son of Jupiter, born with impossible strength and force of will; for whom no task is insurmountable, no heroic deed unachievable. Yet, Like all of Jupiter’s illegitimate children, Hercules once drew the ire of Juno, and though he is now known as a hero, his greatest achievements might never have been done without Juno’s initial tragic involvement.
She struck Hercules mad, and he slew his own children.
Once recovered, grief stricken, Hercules sought penance for his crimes. An oracle of Jupiter advised he should pledge his service to the king Eurystheus, and so Hercules reluctantly did so. Jealous of the demigod, the king set him to twelve impossible tasks, expecting him to fail at the first, to slay the Nemean Lion and return with its hide.
The Nemean Lion captured women and devoured soldiers. Its fur was so thick no weapon could pierce it, and its claws so sharp, no armor could guard against them. Hercules tracked the lion to its mountain caves and drew it out, firing arrows that shattered against the beast’s impenetrable coat. Agilely, he dodged as the lion leapt to maul him. In the end, Hercules aimed a powerful shot straight into the lion’s roaring maw, a place the powerful fur did not protect, and slew it. Then, using the beasts own claws, he skinned the hide, wearing the mantle proudly as his new armor.
Eurystheus was aghast upon the hero’s return. Immediately the legend of Hercules began to grow. Eleven more labours the confounded king set against him, but time after time, year after year, Hercules performed what could not be done, earning fame, glory, and the peace he so desperately sought.
As Hercules takes damage, he gains physical power based on a percentage of his missing health, up to 30 (+3 * your level).
Hercules delivers a mighty strike, driving all enemies back, doing 85/155/225/295/365 (+90% of your physical power) damage and stunning them for 1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5s. Hercules is immune to Knockback during the dash.
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana.
Cooldown: 14 seconds.
Hercules smashes the ground, sending a shockwave forward that does 60/110/160/210/260 (+50% of your physical power) damage to all enemies in the path. Enemies at the end of the shockwave are thrown into the air towards Hercules.
Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 mana.
Cooldown: 15 seconds.
When Hercules activates this ability, he gains 15/25/35/45/55 health every second over the next 4 seconds. 30/50/70/90/110% of the damage taken during this time is returned to him as additional healing over the following 10 seconds.
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana.
Cooldown: 17 seconds.
Hercules rips a huge boulder from the ground. Throwing the boulder does 300/425/550/675/800 (+100% of your physical power) damage in a 15ft radius where the boulder lands. The boulder continues rolling, doing the same damage to all enemies in its path. Subsequent hits on the same enemy do 50% less damage per hit. Hercules is immune to crowd control while casting.
Deals 480 damage, in a 15 unit radius, to a maximum of 3 enemy minions or jungle monsters. Titans are also always hit. This will automatically kill the Fire Giant or Gold Fury if they are at or below 25% health.
Hercules was originally intended to be released between Bacchus and Xbalanque (likely in the week of December 3 to December 7 2012), however, Hi-Rez introduced the Focus system, and Hercules' original kit was created without said system in mind. As a result, he was postponed until after Xbalanque's release.
Hercules' joke "Do you even lift?" is a reference to the internet meme Do You Even Lift?.
Hercules' appearance was redesigned in SMITE_Version_1.0.2173, the patch released on June 12, 2014. Hercules' voice was also changed but his abilities remained the same. Below are Hercules' original models.
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