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Zhong Kui

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Zhong Kui
SkinArt ZhongKui Default.jpg
Summary
Title: The Demon Queller
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: August 28, 2013
Favor: 5,500 Favor.png
Gems: 200 Gems.png
Voicelines: Zhong Kui voicelines
Voice actor: Daniel Penz
Stats
Health: 450 (+85)
Mana: 250 (+47)
Speed: 360 (+0)
Range: 55 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 0.86 (+1%)
Basic Attack
Damage: 33 (+ 1.5)
+ 20% of Magical Power
Progression: None
Protection
Physical: 8 (+2.6)
Magical: 30 (+0.9)
Regen
HP5: 6 (+0.44)
MP5: 4.8 (+0.45)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

"Mark demons to stuff into your bag then release them all to pulse into your enemies."

Zhong Kui is one of the playable Gods in SMITE.

Lore[edit | edit source]

In this world resides powerful evil, intent on destroying everything crafted by Gods and Men. Without guardians of equal strength, all would have fallen long ago. Zhong Kui was once a man with ambitions no greater than scholastic excellence, but in death became the perfect shield against evil’s onslaught.

Zhong Kui sought to pit his brilliant mind against the Imperial Examinations, tests to select councilors for the Emperor. With ease, he passed, but when the emperor saw his hideous face, he cast the scholar out. Offended, furious, Zhong Kui hurled himself repeatedly at the palace gates until his body was broken.

For his crime, Zhong Kui’s soul was judged by the King of Hell, but where the Emperor saw only ugliness, the King of Hell saw potential armed with genius. Zhong Kui was appointed Lord of Demons, tasked to forever hunt and ensnare the evils of the world.

For centuries, home owners and shopkeepers have adorned their buildings with Zhong Kui’s likeness, for that visage that once horrified the emperor now glares with purpose at unwelcome demons. Yet these days, it is not just shops and homes in peril, but the whole world. It does not take a mind like Zhong Kui’s to see evil’s hand in this War of the Gods. The time has come to bring these demons to task, and Zhong Kui means to smite them all.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Passive - Demon Bag
Zhong Kui captures demons each time anything dies within 80 units of him and stores them in his Demon Bag, giving him additional Protections. When Recall Demons is activated, Zhong Kui gains double the Protections from his Demon Bag, but loses half of the demons in the process. Zhong Kui also loses half the demons in his bag if he dies. Notes:
 Bullet.png Grants 30 Protections at max stacks.
 Bullet.png Protections: 0.5 per captured demon  Bullet.png Max Stacks: 60
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Buff

Ability Video

1st Ability - Expose Evil
Zhong Kui pastes a card on all enemies in front of him, marking them as a demon, Slowing and damaging them each second while they are marked. If the card is removed, 75% of the remaining damage is done instantly. Notes:
 Bullet.png Deals a total of 100/150/200/250/300 (+75% of your magical power) damage.
 Bullet.png Damage per Tick: 20/30/40/50/60 (+15% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Slow: 20%
 Bullet.png Card Lifetime: 5s  Bullet.png Ability Type: Line
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 12 seconds  Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana

Ability Video

2nd Ability - Exorcism
Zhong Kui drives out the demons of his enemies, dealing damage as they leave the body. Demons exorcised from Enemies marked by Expose Evil will be absorbed by Zhong Kui, healing him per demon (up to 3), and will remove the card. Notes:
 Bullet.png Can heal for up to 60/105/150/195/240 (+60% of your magical power).
 Bullet.png Damage: 75/125/175/225/275 (+50% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Heal: 20/35/50/65/80 (+20% of your magical power)
 Bullet.png Ability Type: Cone  Bullet.png Cooldown: 10 seconds
 Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana

Ability Video

3rd Ability - Book of Demons
When fired, the Book of Demons deals damage and Stuns enemies, stunning marked enemies for 2x the duration and removing the card. Once this ability has been ranked, the Book of Demons flies nearby Zhong Kui, firing for 50% of Zhong Kui's basic damage. Notes:
 Bullet.png Marked units are stunned for 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2s.
 Bullet.png Its hitbox moves clockwise around Zhong Kui.
 Bullet.png Damage: 60/115/170/225/280 (+50% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Stun: .6/.7/.8/.9/1s (2x for marked targets)
 Bullet.png Radius: 20  Bullet.png Ability Type: Area
 Bullet.png Cooldown: 15 seconds  Bullet.png Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana

Ability Video

Ultimate - Recall Demons
Upon activation, demons pulse out from his bag at nearby players every second for 5s. They chase and accelerate over time, doing damage to enemies as they enter the body. Zhong Kui is immune to Knockback and Slows for the duration. Notes:
 Bullet.png The stack count of Demon Bag has no effect on the damage or number of demons released.
 Bullet.png Can deal up to 400/475/550/625/700 (+100% of your magical power) damage.
 Bullet.png Damage: 80/95/110/125/140 (+20% of your magical power)  Bullet.png Ability Type: Area
 Bullet.png Radius: 40  Bullet.png Cooldown: 90 seconds
 Bullet.png Cost: 100 mana

Ability Video

Videos[edit | edit source]

God Reveal[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Combat ZhongKui BookofDemons.png
Book of Demons
As Zhong Kui stun three or more enemy gods with Book of Demons.
Achievement Combat ZhongKui WhatsInTheBag.png
What's in the Bag?
As Zhong Kui use Expose Evil and Exorcism to fully stack your passive.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Zhong Kui direct taunt to Neith "If only you let me paint you like a french girl..." is a reference to the movie Titanic.
  • Aphrodite's direct taunt to Zhong Kui is also a reference to the same line.

God Skins[edit | edit source]

  • T ZhongKui Skin01 Icon.pngKing of Ghosts
  • This is one of the few Tier 1 skins with custom ability effects.
  • T ZhongKui Commando Icon.pngG.I.Zhong
  • T ZhongKui DemonCatcher Icon.pngDemon Catcher
  • Both Default Zhon Kui and this skin were voiced by Daniel Penz.
  • This skin and several of its quotes are a reference to the movie Ghostbusters.
  • One of this skin's death lines "I guess... I've received total consciousness..." is a reference to the American sports comedy film Caddyshack.
  • One of this skin's lines for placing a ward "Gotta catch'em all!" is a reference to the Pokémon anime series.
  • T ZhongKui StitchedHorror Icon.pngStitched Horror
  • This skin is based on the character oogie boogie from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • in the background of this skin card art, a portal with the years Zhong Kui received a skin can be seen, it can be seen better on the full version of the card art.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Default
Default Skin card Release Date August 28, 2013
Type Standard
Cost Free
Requirements
Voicelines Zhong Kui voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

King of Ghosts
King of Ghosts Skin card Release Date August 28, 2013
Type Standard
Cost 100 Gems.png or 9500 Favor.png
Requirements
Voicelines Zhong Kui voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information

G.I.Zhong
G.I.Zhong Skin card Release Date June 2, 2015
Type Standard
Cost 600 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines G.I.Zhong Zhong Kui voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.

Demon Catcher
Demon Catcher Skin card Release Date October 15, 2014
Type Exclusive
Cost 600 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines Demon Catcher Zhong Kui voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin was part of the Odyssey 2015 event.

Stitched Horror
Stitched Horror Skin card Release Date December 19, 2018
Type Exclusive
Cost 600 Gems.png
Requirements
Voicelines Stitched Horror Zhong Kui voicelines
In Game Model
Extra Information
 Bullet.png This skin comes with custom character animations and ability effects.
 Bullet.png This skin was part of the Hera's Odyssey event.

Golden
Golden Skin card Release Date December 5, 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 December 5, 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]

SMITE Version 6.10.5654.3 (September 17, 2019)

  • Icons ZhongKui Passive.png Demon Bag
  • Increased Max Souls from 40 to 60.
  • Decreased Magical and Physical Protections per Stack from 0.8 to 0.5.
  • Maximum Protections decreased from 32 to 30.
  • Icons ZhongKui A01.png Expose Evil
  • Increased Cooldown from 10s to 12s.

SMITE Version 5.13.4890 (July 24, 2018)

  • Icons ZhongKui Passive.png Demon Bag
  • Decreased Protections per stack from 1 to 0.8.
  • Icons ZhongKui A03.png Book of Demons
  • Decreased Stun duration from .7/.8/.9/1/1.1s to .6/.7/.8/.9/1s.

SMITE Version 5.11.4838 (June 26, 2018)

  • General
  • Fixed an issue where his passive meter wasnt accurately animating changes in soul stacks.

SMITE Version 5.9.4788.4 (May 30, 2018)

  • Icons ZhongKui Passive.png Demon Bag
  • Increased Stacks from 20 to 40.
  • Decreased Protections per stack from 2 to 1.
  • Zhong Kui now gains stacks when witnessing any death. He no longer gains stacks from consuming marks with Exorcism.
  • Decreased Stacks lost on Death and after using Recall Demons from 100% to 50%.
  • Icons ZhongKui A03.png Book of Demons
  • Stun Duration Increased from .5/.6/.7/.8/.9s to .7/.8/.9/1/1.1s.

SMITE Version 4.25.4533 (January 9, 2018)

  • Icons ZhongKui A03.png Book of Demons
  • Decreased Mana Cost from 75/80/85/90/95 to 60/65/70/75/80.
  • This ability no longer takes away Zhong Kui's book basic attacks while on cooldown.

SMITE Version 4.5.3978.2 (March 28, 2017)

  • Icons ZhongKui A01.png Expose Evil
  • Expose Evil should now deal 75% of the remaining scaling damage in addition to the Base Damage it was already dealing.

SMITE Version 4.4.3956 (March 14, 2017)

  • Icons ZhongKui A01.png Expose Evil
  • Increased the remaining damage dealt from 40% → 75% when Expose Evil is removed by Exorcism or Book of Demons.
  • Icons ZhongKui A02.png Exorcism
  • Reduced the time it takes for Demons created by Exorcism to reach Zhong Kui and heal him.
  • Icons ZhongKui A03.png Book of Demons
  • Updated Tooltip to make it clear that when Book of Demons removes Expose Evil it deals 75% of Expose Evil's remaining damage.
  • Icons ZhongKui A04.png Recall Demons
  • Increased the Travel Speed of the Demons released by Recall Demons.

SMITE Version 2.15.3014 (October 6, 2015)

  • Base Stats
  • Increased base Health from 400 to 450.
  • Increased Health per level from 75 to 85.
  • Increased Magical Protection per level from 0 to 0.9.

SMITE Version 2.14.2983.1 (September 22, 2015)

  • General
  • Added extended lines for Standard Voice Pack.

SMITE Version 2.6.2740 (May 12, 2015)

  • General
  • Fixed Basic Attack trails showing green fx from Standard skin.

SMITE Version 1.0.2529.2 (January 14, 2015)

  • Icons ZhongKui A01.png Expose Evil
  • Fixed crowd control immunity removing the card and damage over time.

SMITE Version 1.0.2379.3 (October 29, 2014)

  • Icons ZhongKui A01.png Expose Evil
  • Updated tooltip to correctly state “40% of remaining damage is done instantly” instead of 50%.

SMITE Version 1.0.2347.1 (October 15, 2014)

  • General
  • Fixed an issue where his basic attack projectile was invisible.

SMITE Version 1.0.2151.3 (May 28, 2014)

  • Icons ZhongKui A04.png Recall Demons
  • Zhong Kui is now immune to Knockback and slows while channeling Recall Demons.

SMITE Version 1.0.2091 (April 16, 2014)

  • Icons ZhongKui A02.png Exorcism
  • Reduced cooldown from 13 to 10s.

SMITE Version 1.0.2069 (April 2, 2014)

  • Icons ZhongKui A03.png Book of Demons
  • Cooldown increased from 10s to 15s.
  • Icons ZhongKui A04.png Recall Demons
  • Reverted previous change that prevented Zhong Kui from using abilities while channeling this ability. He may now take all actions again.
  • Zhong Kui is no longer CC immune while channeling this ability, however it will continue to channel while he is under the effects of CC.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.2044.1 (March 19, 2014)

  • Icons ZhongKui A04.png Recall Demons
  • Fixed an issue in which jumping would cancel this ability.
  • Fixed an issue in which Zhong Kui was sometimes unable to use basic attacks during ability. As a result, he will no longer be able queue up and have another ability ground target ready when Recall Demons is finished.
  • Fixed an issue with Polynomicon passive not working.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.2027.1 (March 12, 2014)

  • Icons ZhongKui A04.png Recall Demons
  • Can no longer cast other abilities while using this ability, although you may still use basic attacks. Right-clicking will now cancel this ability early.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.2015.1 (March 5, 2014)

  • General
  • King of Ghosts Zhong Kui has had his FX updated.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.1968 (February 6, 2014)

  • Icons ZhongKui A01.png Expose Evil
  • Recovery time reduced from 0.4 to 0.1.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.1868.3 (December 5, 2013)

  • Icons ZhongKui Passive.png Demon Bag
  • Buff tooltip text updated to show correct value of 2 protections per stack

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.1850 (November 20, 2013)

  • Icons ZhongKui Passive.png Demon Bag
  • Bonus protections granted for each captured demon reduced from 3 per demon to 2.
  • Icons ZhongKui A04.png Recall Demons
  • This ability will no longer heal allied players.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.1831.1 (November 7, 2013)

  • Icons ZhongKui A02.png Exorcism
  • The amount of healing per captured demon has been reduced from 25/40/55/70/85 to 20/35/50/65/80.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.1764.2 (October 2, 2013)

  • Icons ZhongKui A01.png Expose Evil
  • The percentage of remaining damage done when removing cards early has been reduced from 50% to 40%.
  • Icons ZhongKui A02.png Exorcism
  • The base healing of this ability has been reduced from 30/45/60/75/90 to 25/40/55/70/85.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.1738 (September 18, 2013)

  • Icons ZhongKui A02.png Exorcism
  • An issue has been fixed where the tooltip was showing incorrect mana costs for the ability.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.1721 (September 5, 2013)

  • Icons ZhongKui A01.png Expose Evil
  • The duration of the mark has been reduced from 6 to 5s.
  • Icons ZhongKui A03.png Book of Demons
  • The magical power contribution was reduced from 70% to 50%.

SMITE Beta Version 0.1.1705 (August 27, 2013)

  • Zhong Kui has been added to the game.


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