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Effect Smite deals 390-1000 true damage, based on champion level, to a monster or enemy minion.
Cooldown 40
Range 760
Breaks stealth Yes
Level 3
Smite in action

Smite.png Smite is a targeted summoner spell that deals true damage to a monster or enemy minion. It is available on Summoner's Rift, the Twisted Treeline, and the Crystal Scar.


In the next patches Smite will be upgradeable via the following items:

  • Poacher's Knife: Passive - Scavenging Smite: Upgrades Smite to  Scavenging Smite. If Scavenging Smite is used in conjunction with killing a large monster in the enemy's jungle, the cooldown is reduced by 30 seconds, you gain 20 bonus gold and 175% bonus movement speed that decays over 2 seconds.
  • Ranger's Trailblazer: Passive - Blasting Smite: Upgrades Smite to  Blasting Smite. Blasting Smite has a reduced cooldown of 45 seconds and deals 50% splash damage to all surrounding minions and monsters, as well as stunning all enemies damaged for 1.5 seconds. If cast on a monster, you will also restore 15% of your missing health and mana.
  • Skirmisher's Sabre: Passive - Challenging Smite: Upgrades Smite to  Challenging Smite. Challenging Smite can target enemy champions, marking them for 6 seconds. Marked enemies are revealed, take X bonus true damage from you on-hit and deal 20% reduced damage to you. The bonus damage is 18 at level 1.
  • Stalker's Blade: Passive - Chilling Smite: Upgrades Smite to  Chilling Smite. Chilling Smite can be cast on enemy champions, dealing (16 + 8 * level) true damage and slowing their movement speed by 50% for 2 seconds.


  • Smite.png Smite is generally used for jungling. Beyond dramatically speeding up clear time, its high damage provides a strategic last-hit advantage at high-priority buffs like DragonSquare.png Dragon and Baron NashorSquare.png Baron Nashor.
  • Smite.png Smite can also be used to push a lane more quickly. When doing so, it's generally best to save Smite.png Smite for cannon minions.
  • Smite.png Smite deals true damage, so it will always deal the stated amount; it cannot be reduced or amplified in any way.
  • Smite.png Smite can target "pets", such as TibbersSquare.png Tibbers, MalzaharSquare.png Malzahar's Summon Voidling.png Voidlings, and ZacSquare.png Zac's Cell Division.png bloblets. It's also a very effective counter to ShacoSquare.png Shaco's Jack In The Box.png boxes.
  • Smite.png Smite procs spell effects.
    • LeeSinSquare.png Lee Sin can therefore use Iron Will.png Iron Will before casting Smite.png Smite to restore a significant amount of health.
  • Smite.png Smite heals HecarimSquare.png Hecarim while his Spirit of Dread.png Spirit of Dread is activated.
  • Smite.png Smite is not affected by silencing spells.

Table of damage per level

Level Total Damage
1 390
2 410
3 430
4 450
5 480
6 510
7 540
8 570
9 600
10 640
11 680
12 720
13 760
14 800
15 850
16 900
17 950
18 1000

Patch history


  • Icon updated


  • Cooldown reduced to 40 seconds from 70.
  • Damage reduced to 390-1000 from 490-1000.


  • Damage increased to 490-1000 from 445-870.


  • Now improved in the Defense tree instead of Offense.
  • Improved Smite no longer reduces cooldown but the gold gained on cast is increased to 10 from 5.
  • Cooldown reduced to 70 seconds from 75 seconds.


  • Fixed a bug where you could Smite.png Smite Baron NashorSquare.png Baron from behind his den.



  • Now removes stealth when used.


  • Damage per level reduced to 25 from 35.


  • Damage reduced to 420 + 35 × level from 575 + 25 × level (1050 total down from 1060).

June 26, 2009 Patch:

  • Plentiful Bounty (mastery) – Increases the gold granted by Smite.png Smite by 5, and reduces the cooldown by 5 seconds.

June 12, 2009 Patch:

  • Fixed a bug with Consume.png Consume, Smite.png Smite, and other spells that would make them not castable for periods of time where they looked like they were castable.

April 25, 2009 Patch:

  • Damage changed from 600 to 575 + 25 × level.

Alpha Week 6:

  • Cooldown increased to 90 seconds from 75 seconds.
  • Damage is now reduced by the target's magic resistance.

Alpha Week 4:

  • Plentiful Bounty mastery bonus gold from Smite.png Smite decreased to 5 from 10.

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