Janus

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Janus
SkinArt Janus Default.jpg
Summary
Title: God of Portals and Transitions
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Roman.png Roman
Type: Ranged,Magical
Class: NewUI Class Mage.png Mage
Pros: High Mobility, High Area Damage
Difficulty: Average
Release date: May 28, 2014
Favor: 5,500 Favor.png
Gems: 200 Gems.png
Voicelines: Janus voicelines
Voice actor: Sean Hennigan
Stats
Health: 400 (+70)
Mana: 350 (+58)
Speed: 360 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 1 (+0.8%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 34 (+ 1.45)
+ 20% of Magical Power
Progression: None
Protection
Physical: 8 (+2.6)
Magical: 30 (+0)
Regen
HP5: 6 (+0.45)
MP5: 5 (+0.45)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

Janus is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Many fear change. Venturing into the unknown. Deviating from a path of safety and certainty into something unexpected. But life is change; a journey through doorways both physical and emotional, with every moment a passage to something new, and it is Janus, God of Portals and Transitions that governs this.

Bearing two faces, Janus is ever looking to the future and to the past, knowing both but controlling neither. He is only the in-between, found in the changing of seasons, at the birth of a child, at the entrances to the temple and the tavern. For this reason the Romans named the first month after him: January – a portal between the old year and the new.

Yet the Roman emperors also attribute a strange tradition to Janus. At each end of his temple stand massive doors. In times of peace, these doors are closed, but in times of war, flung open. As Rome rose to power, rarely were these doors shut, but almost four hundred years of peace have clothed Rome since then and the temple has grown dusty with absence. These days, however, the doors are open once more. It seems war has returned, and the greatest of changes are upon us.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Passive - Passages
Any time Janus transitions through a Portal or over a Threshold he becomes aged and wizened, gaining additional Magical scaling on his next ability cast. Notes:
 Bullet.png Magical Scaling: 15%  Bullet.png Ability Type: Passive

Ability Video

1st Ability - Portal
Janus creates a portal in the world. If placed on a wall, the portal will create a passage through to the other side of the wall that Janus or any ally may use. The portal may be entered from either side, but closes after 1 use.

If placed on the ground, enemies and Janus will fall into the portal, being teleported into the air above it. Enemies take damage upon landing, and are considered banished during the fall.

Notes:
 Bullet.png Janus can place wall portals on Phoenix pedestals.
 Bullet.png Janus and his allies can't enter portals while Stunned, Crippled, or Rooted.
 Bullet.png If Janus is CC immune, he will not fall through ground portals.
 Bullet.png Damage: 80/130/180/230/280 (+60% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Banish Duration: 1.5s
 Bullet.png Wall Portal Duration: 5s  Bullet.png Wall Portal Range: 100
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Ground Target  Bullet.png Radius: 10
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 12 seconds  Bullet.png Cost: 70 mana

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Unstable Vortex
Janus creates two unstable portals, far too small to fit into, and flings them forward dealing damage to enemies in their path. Enemies hit by both portals take 30% damage on the second hit. Notes:
 Bullet.png This ability can deal up to 117/195/273/351/429 (+91% of your magical power) damage.
 Bullet.png Damage: 90/150/210/270/330 (+70% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Ability Type: Line
 Bullet.png Range: 70  Bullet.png Cooldown: 8 seconds
 Bullet.png Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 mana

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Threshold
Passive: Janus increases the movement speed of himself and allies each time they go through a portal or over a Threshold (max. 2 Stacks).

Active: Janus opens a multi-dimensional rift. Enemies who pass over the rift are slowed, and marked with Phase. Targets in Phase take additional Magical scaling damage when hit by Janus' damaging abilities.

Notes:
 Bullet.png At max stacks, this ability's passive gives 20/30/40/50/60% Movement speed to Janus and allies.
 Bullet.png The buff/debuff can only be applied once per cast.
 Bullet.png Phase slow lasts for 3s.
 Bullet.png Phase Slow: 25%  Bullet.png Additional Scaling: 20/30/40/50/60
 Bullet.png Rift Duration: 3/4/5/6/7  Bullet.png Movement Speed: 10/15/20/25/30% per Portal.
 Bullet.png Passive Duration: 5s  Bullet.png Ability Type: Ground Target
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 15 seconds  Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana

Ability Video

Ultimate - Through Space and Time
Janus blasts a ball of multi-dimensional energy across the battlefield, burning a portal into every surface it encounters within range 500. These portals last 10s, may be used by allies, and do not vanish after the first use.

Enemies hit by the energy ball take damage, increasing in Magical scaling the further the energy travels. Janus is immune to Crowd Control whilst firing.

Notes:
 Bullet.png The 100 range of Janus' standard Portal does not apply to portals created by this ability.
 Bullet.png Allies can only use each portal once.
 Bullet.png Damage: 200/300/400/500/600 (+50% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Distance Scaling: 200% of your Magical Power at distance greater than 800.
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Global Line  Bullet.png Cooldown: 110 seconds
 Bullet.png Cost: 100 mana

Ability Video

Recommended Items[edit | edit source]

Starter

Purification Relic.png

Purification

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

VampiricShroud T1.png

Vampiric Shroud

VampiricShroud T1.png Vampiric Shroud
+20 Magical Power
+100 Health
+4% Magical Lifesteal
Passive Effect
Killing an enemy restores 10 Health and 5 Mana.

LostArtifact T1.png

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
+30 MP5
Passive Effect
Increases Magical Power by 25%.

SpearoftheMagus T3.png

Spear of the Magus

SpearoftheMagus T3.png Spear of the Magus
+50 Magical Power
+15 Magical Penetration
Passive Effect
Your abilities reduce your target's Magical Protection by 10 for 5 seconds (max. 3 Stacks).

SpearofDesolation T3.png

Spear of Desolation

SpearofDesolation T3.png Spear of Desolation
+80 Magical Power
+20 Magical Penetration
+10% Cooldown Reduction
Passive Effect
If you receive a kill or assist on an Enemy God all of your cooldowns are reduced by 1 second.
Relic

Sanctuary Relic.png

Sanctuary

Sanctuary Relic.png Aegis Amulet
Active Effect
Using this item makes you invulnerable to damage and healing for 2s, preventing you from taking actions. You may still move.
Active Cooldown
160 seconds

Sprint Relic.png

Sprint

Sprint Relic.png Heavenly Wings
Active Effect
Using this item increases the Movement Speed of allied gods within 55 units by 40% for 5s and cleanses them of Slows.
Active Cooldown
150 seconds

CursedAnkh Relic.png

Curse

CursedAnkh Relic.png Cursed Ankh
Active Effect
Using this item reduces the Healing received by all enemy gods within 55 units by 50% for 10s.
Active Cooldown
150 seconds
Core

M Shoes oftheMagi.png

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
+60 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 15 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.

Icons Wards Basic 01.png

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

M Shoes oftheMagi.png

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
+60 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 15 seconds.
Consumable

MagicPowerBuff 01.png

Potion of Magical Might

MagicPowerBuff 01.png Potion of Magical Might
Active Effect
Unlocks at level 10.

This consumable increases your Magical Power by 60 and Cooldown Reduction by 10% for 5 minutes or until you are killed. Also, damaging enemy gods with an ability returns 3% of your maximum Mana. This effect can occur once for each god hit with the ability.

ElixirofPower T3.png

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
+30 MP5
Passive Effect
Increases Magical Power by 25%.

SpearoftheMagus T3.png

Spear of the Magus

SpearoftheMagus T3.png Spear of the Magus
+50 Magical Power
+15 Magical Penetration
Passive Effect
Your abilities reduce your target's Magical Protection by 10 for 5 seconds (max. 3 Stacks).

SpearofDesolation T3.png

Spear of Desolation

SpearofDesolation T3.png Spear of Desolation
+80 Magical Power
+20 Magical Penetration
+10% Cooldown Reduction
Passive Effect
If you receive a kill or assist on an Enemy God all of your cooldowns are reduced by 1 second.
Relic

Purification Relic.png

Purification

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

Sprint Relic.png

Sprint

Sprint Relic.png Heavenly Wings
Active Effect
Using this item increases the Movement Speed of allied gods within 55 units by 40% for 5s and cleanses them of Slows.
Active Cooldown
150 seconds

CursedAnkh Relic.png

Curse

CursedAnkh Relic.png Cursed Ankh
Active Effect
Using this item reduces the Healing received by all enemy gods within 55 units by 50% for 10s.
Active Cooldown
150 seconds

Videos[edit | edit source]

God Reveal[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Combat Janus NoScope.png
No Scope
As Janus hit at least two enemy gods with your ultimate at max distance.
Achievement Combat Janus WatchYourStep.png
Watch Your Step
As Janus make your opponents fall through fifteen different portals in one match.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Janus was originally meant to carry a sword/key as his weapon, but the idea was scrapped during development. You can still find a smaller version of the key hanging from his belt, and you can see the full size key in his default skin card.
  • One of Janus' taunts, "You shall not pass!.. through my portals that is.", is a reference to a quote made by Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings series.
  • One of Janus' lines for when he is in low health, "Curse my body, I wasn't fast enough.", is a reference to a quote made by C-3P0 in the film Star Wars: A New Hope.
  • Janus' Defeat Screen animation is a reference to the American animated cartoon Scooby-Doo.
  • Janus' Jandroid skin is a reference to the first-person puzzle-platform video game, Portal.
  • The names of Janus' Gatekeeper and Keymaster skins are a reference to the 1984 film, Ghostbusters.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Default
Default Skin card Release Date May 28, 2014
Type Standard
Cost Free
Requirements
Voicelines Janus voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper Skin card Release Date May 28, 2014
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems.png or 9500 Favor.png
Requirements
Voicelines Janus voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
Jandroid
Jandroid Skin card Release Date February 11, 2015
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines Jandroid Janus voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
Riftshaker
Riftshaker Skin card Release Date May 10, 2016
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines Riftshaker Janus voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
BA5S Drop
BA5S Drop Skin card Release Date November 24, 2015
Type Exclusive
Cost 600 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines BA5S Drop Janus voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png The skin, its ability targeters, and ability effects constantly rotate between several colors.
 Bullet.png This skin was part of the Odyssey 2016 event.
Keymaster
Keymaster Skin card Release Date June 2, 2016
Type Exclusive
Cost Requires Skin code
Requirements
Voicelines Janus voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin is unlocked with a special code you get by going to the skin's promotional page in SMITE eSports and selecting your platform.
JT-6000
JT-6000 Skin card Release Date January 4, 2017
Type Exclusive
Cost Requires Skin code
Requirements
Voicelines Janus voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin is unlocked with a special code you can get from Twitch Prime.
Golden
Golden Skin card Release Date July 15, 2014
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 15, 2014
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 October 29, 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]

Achievements Thumb Summary.png

SMITE Version 4.1.3882 (February 1, 2017)

  • Icons Janus A04.png Through Space and Time
  • Increased Cooldown from 90s → 110s.

SMITE Version 3.1.3217 (February 2, 2016)

  • Icons Janus Passive.png Passages
  • Reduced Magical Scaling bonus from 25% → 15%.

SMITE Version 2.18.3094 (November 17, 2015)

  • Icons Janus A01.png Portal
  • Fixed players T-posing when having gone through portals multiple times.

SMITE Version 2.17.3071 (November 3, 2015)

  • Icons Janus A03.png Threshold
  • Reduced Phase Slow from 20/25/30/35/40% → 25% at all ranks.

SMITE Version 2.13.2948.1 (September 1, 2015)

  • Icons Janus A02.png Unstable Vortex
  • Improved highlighting accuracy.

SMITE Version 2.12.2920.4 (August 18, 2015)

  • Icons Janus A04.png Through Space and Time
  • Fixed Janus ultimate not placing portals if used close to a wall.

SMITE Version 2.12.2920.2 (August 18, 2015)

  • Icons Janus A03.png Threshold
  • Fixed debuff tooltip showing incorrect icon.

SMITE Version 2.10.2868 (July 21, 2015)

  • General
  • Fixed issue with Furious animation.
  • Icons Janus A04.png Through Space and Time
  • Can now place portals on Phoenix pedestals.

SMITE Version 2.8.2808 (June 18, 2015)

  • General
  • Fixed Diamond skin showing partially invisible to other players.

SMITE Version 2.6.2740 (May 12, 2015)

  • Icons Janus A01.png Portal
  • Fixed exploit getting gods on top of collisions.

SMITE Version 2.2.2636 (March 18, 2015)

  • Icons Janus A01.png Portal
  • Corrected an issue where players falling through enemy portals could still use Aegis.

SMITE Version 2.0.2574 (February 2, 2015)

  • General
  • Fixed an issue where Janus would get stuck flying in the air if he portals into the Fire Giant chest.

SMITE Version 1.0.2379.3 (October 29, 2014)

  • Icons Janus A03.png Threshold'
  • There is now a visual FX on Janus and Allies when they are affected by Threshold's speed buff.

SMITE Version 1.0.2247 (August 5, 2014)

  • General
  • Base health increased from 380 to 400.
  • Icons Janus A01.png Portal
  • Cooldown reduced from 15s to 12s.

SMITE Version 1.0.2215.6 (July 15, 2014)

  • Icons Janus A01.png Portal
  • CC Immune targets will no longer take damage from this ability after avoiding the banish.
  • Icons Janus A02.png Unstable Vortex
  • Damage for hitting the second vortex reduced from +50% to +30%.
  • Magical Damage Scaling reduced from 80% to 70%.
  • Adjusted aiming on this ability to improve player accuracy.

SMITE Version 1.0.2173 (June 12, 2014)

  • Icons Janus A01.png Portal
  • Fixed an issue where players who were knockup immune, and Loki while stealthed, would not be banished by falling into the portal.
  • Note: This means most gods who are dashing will also fall into the portal, and is a substantial buff to this ability.
  • Fixed an issue where players could use jump to avoid being banished and falling into the portal.
  • Icons Janus A02.png Unstable Vortex
  • Reduced slightly the maximum distance the projectiles will pull away from each other during travel.
  • Icons Janus A03.png Threshold
  • Fixed a tooltip error.
  • Icons Janus A04.png Through Space and Time
  • Janus can now move and aim while channeling this ability.
  • Janus is now CC Immune while channeling this ability.
  • This ability now deals damage to everything but Titans.
  • This is a temporary fix as we explore improving Titan leashing logic in later patches.
  • This ability will no longer deal damage to players in fountains.

SMITE Version 1.0.2151.3 (May 28, 2014)

  • Janus has been added to the game.


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