Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga
SkinArt BabaYaga Default.jpg
Summary
Title: Witch of the Woods
Pantheon: NewUI Pantheon Slavic.png Slavic
Type: Ranged,Magical
Class: NewUI Class Mage.png Mage
Pros: High Area Damage
Difficulty: Average
Release date: April 21, 2020
Favor: 5,500 Favor.png
Gems: 200 Gems.png
Voicelines: Baba Yaga voicelines
Voice actor: Jenn Wong
Stats
Health: 400 (+73)
Mana: 280 (+50)
Speed: 365 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 0.95 (+1%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 35 (+ 1.5)
+ 20% of Magical Power
Progression: None
Protection
Physical: 11 (+2.7)
Magical: 30 (+0.9)
Regen
HP5: 8 (+0.5)
MP5: 5 (+0.6)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

"Control the wild magics and craft volatile potions. Enemies must beware of your Cabin!"

Baba Yaga is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[edit | edit source]

It is an old story. Perhaps the oldest story there is. In the dark woods, there is a witch called Baba Yaga. Sometimes she is a mother. Sometimes she is a daughter. Sometimes she is cruel and sometimes, kind. But always, Baba Yaga is cunning. And there is always a price to pay for dealing with her, if you are brave enough – or desperate enough – to seek her out.

It is said that Baba Yaga waits for travellers in her house atop its gnarled chicken legs, behind a fence made of human bones. If you are brave enough to pass through the fence and enter the house you will see her stretched out across the interior, looming over her stove, or reaching out from one corner to another. Or, if you are in the woods late at night, you might see her flying overhead in her mortar and pestle and the hear the thunderous tramp of the chicken-legged house as it pursues its mistress.

Regardless, she is an ugly creature with a long nose and cruel, iron teeth, and her eyes gleam with malice. But despite her inherent malevolence, she does not interfere with others without first being approached – or provoked. If you are foolish enough to seek her, she might well punish you for your effrontery before aiding you, or aid you and then tear you to pieces because it amuses her to do so. And sometimes, very rarely, she helps without harm.

But only when it suits her to do so.

Now, as the world shudders on its axis and new horrors rise, Baba Yaga stirs in her long isolation. The gods have ignored her warnings for long enough, and if they will not ask for her help willingly, she will find a way to force them to do so...

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Passive - Creeping Cabin
Baba Yaga's Cabin accumulates up to 100 essence over time, when it moves, and if enemy gods get too close. Baba Yaga can approach the Cabin and use this essence to gain evolving item stacks. Items with a low stack count take more energy. If Baba Yaga has no stacking item this essence heals Baba Yaga for 0.8% max health per tick. Notes:
 Bullet.png The cabin has unit collision but projectiles can pass through it.
 Bullet.png The cabin will prioritize healing Baba Yaga if it does not have enough essence to stack a low stack count item.
 Bullet.png Item Stack Cost: 400 / Item Max Stacks  Bullet.png Heal Cost: 4
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Passive

Ability Video

1st Ability - Wild Witchcraft
Baba Yaga throws forward magic imbued with chaotic qualities. The magic will travel in the path of a random shape (Left Corner, Right Corner, Split, or Oval) and leave behind a random magical field on the ground it flew over for 4s. The fields can boost friendly Protections, boost friendly Movement Speed, lower enemy Movement Speed, or Silence enemies. Notes:
 Bullet.png The passive meter reveals what shape and effect the next cast will have.
 Bullet.png The oval pattern always travels in a counter-clockwise direction.
 Bullet.png Damage: 100/150/200/250/300 (+70% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Protections: 15/20/25/30/35 for 1s
 Bullet.png Movement Speed: 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% for 1s  Bullet.png Slow: 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% for 1s
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Random  Bullet.png Width: 5
 Bullet.png Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 mana  Bullet.png Cooldown: 12 seconds

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Baba's Brew
Baba Yaga throws together random ingredients to brew a Potion. Each Eye of Newt increases the Potion's Damage by 7.5%. Each Dragon Scale adds a 12.5% slow to enemies hit for 2.5s. Each Wolf Tooth adds a 7.5% Attack Speed slow and Power reduction to enemies hit for 5s. Baba Yaga can store a single Potion in her consumable slot refiring/canceling this ability. She can pull it out at any time to throw it. Notes:
 Bullet.png For information on the consumable item see: Baba's Brew
 Bullet.png Damage: 85/120/155/190/225 (+70% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Ingredient Count: 3/3/4/4/5
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Circle  Bullet.png Radius: 15
 Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet.png Cooldown: 14 seconds

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Blast Off!
Baba Yaga crawls inside her Mortar for protection. While inside the mortar she gains Damage Mitigation, Knockup Protection, and begins to build up explosive magic. After 1s the magic explodes, launching Baba Yaga and her Mortar in the direction she is facing. Enemies near the Mortar when it explodes take damage. Notes:
 Bullet.png The damage mitigation and knockup protection effects are applied as soon as the ability is used.
 Bullet.png Damage: 80/125/170/215/260 (+85% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Damage Mitigation: 25/27.5/30/32.5/35%
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Leap  Bullet.png Range: 45
 Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet.png Cooldown: 16 seconds

Ability Video

Ultimate - Home Sweet Home
Baba Yaga calls down her Cabin, causing it to crash onto her and launch nearby enemies away. Baba Yaga commands the cabin for up to 8s, using it as a protective shield to create and throw 4 Witchfire Bolts from the inside. When the thrown Witchfire lands, it explodes dealing damage to enemies in the area while leaving behind a creeping patch of fire that chases nearby enemies. Enemies caught in the creeping fire take burn damage every 0.4s. Notes:
 Bullet.png Has a minimum firing range of 4.
 Bullet.png Baba Yaga is immune to movement penalties for the duration.
 Bullet.png Each witchfire bolt lasts 3 seconds.
 Bullet.png Can deal up to 159/224/289/354/419 (+105% of your Magical Power) damage per bolt.
 Bullet.png Landing Damage: 100/145/190/235/280 (+50% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Burst Damage: 75/105/135/165/195 (+35% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet.png Burn Damage: 12/17/22/27/32 (+10% of your Magical Power)  Bullet.png Shield Health: 160/230/300/370/440 (+15% of your Magical Power)
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Circle  Bullet.png Range: 65
 Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana  Bullet.png Cooldown: 90 seconds

Ability Video

Videos[edit | edit source]

God Reveal[edit | edit source]

Cinematic Trailer[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Combat BabaYaga TheCabin.png
The Cabin
As Baba Yaga, gain 50 stacks on your items in a single game, utilizing the power from your Cabin.
Achievement Combat BabaYaga ThePerfectBrew.png
The Perfect Brew
As Baba Yaga, successfully hit an enemy god with a brewed potion that uses 5 of the same type of ingredient.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Baba Yaga's release was teased by an easter egg where her laugh could be heard whenever a player consumed a potion.
  • Baba Yaga's chaotic spells and their side effects may be a reference to her behaviour in slavic folklore, how she helped the good (Her team) and punished the bad (The enemy team).
  • The way Baba Yaga is positioned in her Mortar on her Victory screen is a reference to the famous bathtube scene in the witcher.
  • According to HiRez in her first look page, Baba Yaga was one of the most requested characters in the community.

God Skins[edit | edit source]

  • T BabaYaga TheElderDjinn Icon.pngThe Elder Djinn

Skins[edit | edit source]

Default
Default Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
Type Standard
Cost Free
Requirements
Voicelines Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

Grim Mother
Grim Mother Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems.png or 9500 Favor.png
Requirements
Voicelines Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

The Elder Djinn
The Elder Djinn Skin card Release Date May 19, 2020
Type Exclusive
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines The Elder Djinn Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects
 Bullet.png This skin could only be obtained by purchasing and achieving enough levels in the Final Boss Battle Pass.

Ascended
Ascended Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
Type Limited
Cost None
Requirements
Voicelines Baba Yaga voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin is part of the Season Pass 2020.

Golden
Golden Skin card Release Date April 21, 2020
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 April 21, 2020
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 April 21, 2020
Type Standard
Cost 400 Gems.png or 15000 Favor.png
Requirements God Rank 10
Voicelines [[]]
In Game Model
Extra Information

Changelog[edit | edit source]

SMITE Version 7.9.6189.6 (September 8, 2020)

  • Icons BabaYaga A02.png Baba's Brew
  • Decreased Cooldown from 16/16/15/15/14s to 14s at all Ranks

SMITE Version 7.7.6121.3 (July 14, 2020)

  • Icons BabaYaga A02.png Baba's Brew
  • Increased damage from 65/105/145/185/225 to 85/120/155/190/225.
  • Icons BabaYaga A04.png Home Sweet Home
  • Increased Shield Health from 100/180/260/340/420 to 160/230/300/370/440.

SMITE Version 7.6.6084.2 (June 16, 2020)

  • General
  • Fixed Elder Djinn Baba Yaga using base FX on basic attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where she would T-pose while titans were dying.
  • Icons BabaYaga Passive.png Creeping Cabin
  • Fixed an issue where players were not colliding with the Cabin.
  • This is intent. Player movement should be blocked to prevent “hiding” in the Cabin at all times, but projectiles should pass right through.
  • Icons BabaYaga A03.png Blast Off!
  • Now has knockback immunity and damage reduction during pre fire animation.
  • Icons BabaYaga A04.png Home Sweet Home
  • Decreased minimum firing range from 10 to 4.
  • Baba Yaga is now immune to backpedal and strafe penalties while inside her cabin.

SMITE Version 7.5.6039 (May 19, 2020)

  • General
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong god icon would be displayed in notifications after unlocking Baba Yaga.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong icon would be displayed when selecting or unlocking her Voice Pack.
  • Fixed an issue where Baba Yaga would T-Pose during her victory animation.
  • Icons BabaYaga Passive.png Creeping Cabin
  • Fixed an issue where the Creeping Cabin was not properly colliding with Baba Yaga.
  • Icons BabaYaga A02.png Baba's Brew
  • Addressed issues where this ability could not be fired. Bug incidence rate has been decreased but is still being investigated.
  • Icons BabaYaga A03.png Blast Off!
  • Increased Audio Cue Volume.
  • Icons BabaYaga A04.png Home Sweet Home
  • Addressed issues where this ability could not be fired. Bug incidence rate has been decreased but is still being investigated.

SMITE Version 7.4.5984.15 (May 5, 2020)

  • Icons BabaYaga A02.png Baba's Brew
  • Increased base damage from 55/95/135/175/215 to 65/105/145/185/225.
  • Increased Magical Power scaling from 60% to 70%.
  • Icons BabaYaga A04.png Home Sweet Home
  • Increased Burst Damage Base from 60/85/110/135/160 to 75/105/135/165/195.
  • Increased Burst Damage scaling from 30% to 35%.
  • Increased Burn Damage scaling from 7.5% to 10%.
  • Decreased travel time of the Witchfire Bolt from 0.8s to 0.53s.
  • Added 10% Magical Power Scaling to the amount of Shield HP gained at all ranks.

SMITE Version 7.4.5984.3 (April 21, 2020)

  • Baba Yaga has been added to the game.

Pre-release

  • Icons BabaYaga A01.png Wild Witchcraft
  • Increased Base Damage from 85/135/185/235/185 to 100/150/200/250/300.
  • Increased damage scaling from 65% to 70%.