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Amaterasu, The Shining Light, is a warrior of the Japanese pantheon in Smite.

Lore Edit

As the first rays of dawn cross the horizon, before all else they touch the land of the rising sun. A realm of islands painted with the careful brush strokes of its deities. That morning light, which brings warmth and life is Amaterasu, the benevolent Goddess of the sun. Universally, she is adored.

Less so are her brothers, namely Susano, bringer of storms, whose jealousy of his sister's popularity drove him to burn her golden rice fields and scatter the sacred looms of her people. Grief stricken at the destruction, Amaterasu sealed herself inside a deep cavern. Her people suffered and the realm fell into crushing darkness.

For an unknown time, she stayed there hidden away from the atrocities of the world. Until, one day, came a thumping from outside. At first, she tried to ignore it, but curiosity called. Moving aside the great stone sealing the cavern, she peered cautiously out, only to stare into a polished bronze mirror. Blinded by her own reflection, Amaterasu was forced to creep further out to find the source of the sound. Hands grabbed her from either side and pulled her free of the cave. Gathered around were hundreds of friends and loved ones. Atop a wide tub danced Usume, Goddess of Mirth, creating the erratic drumming to the joy of all. Amaterasu smiled and light came back to the world.

Seeing all those that depended on her, all those that loved her, Amaterasu vowed never again to hide away from calamity. She would, instead, face it, just as the dawn rises each new day.

Abilities Edit

IconIlluminatingStrike Illuminating Strike
Amaterasu illuminates enemies she hits with basic attacks. After 3 hits on the same target the enemy gains an aura, exposing their weaknesses and causing them to take more damage from all sources. Any other enemies that come near the afflicted target are weakened as well.
Ability: Debuff
Weakening aura: 10% increased damage taken
Radius: 30
Stack/Aura duration: 5s
Max auras possible: 3
IconDivinePresence Divine Presence
Amaterasu harnesses the power of her jewel, healing herself every second for 4 seconds and creating a persistent aura that buffs nearby allied gods. Every time this ability is activated the aura switches between Valor and Benevolence.
Ability: Buff
Heal per tick: 15/25/35/45/55 (5% of your Physical Power)
Benevolence aura: 5/10/15/20/25% Move Speed
Valor aura: 15/20/25/30/35 bonus power/30/35 Bonus Power
Radius: 30
Cost: 50/55/60/65/70
Cooldown: 9s
IconHeavenlyReflection Heavenly Reflection
Amaterasu charges her mirror for 5 seconds. While the mirror is charging she takes decreased damage. By activating the ability again or at the end of 5 seconds she will fire her mirror straight ahead, dealing damage. The mirror can be charged by successfully attacking enemies or from taking damage, and will deal up to double the base damage when fully charged.
Ability: Line
Self damage mitigation: 3/6/9/12/15%
Mirror Damage: 50/90/130/170/210 (60% of Physical Power)
Full charge damage: 100/180/260/340/420
Range: 55
Cost: 60/65/70/75/80
Cooldown: 12s
IconGloriousCharge Glorious Charge
Amaterasu shines light off of her sacred blade, silencing all enemies in front of her. She then dashes forward dealing damage, piercing through minions or stopping at the first god hit.
Ability: Dash
Silence duration: 1s
Dash damage: 70/130/190/250/310 (+60% of Physical Power)
Range: 55
Cost: 70/75/80/85/90
Cooldown: 18s
IconDazzlingOffensive Dazzling Offensive
Amaterasu focuses the power of the heavens into an impressive 3 strike combination attack. The 2nd hit will do 20% more base damage and slow enemies. The 3rd hit will do 40% more base damage and stun enemies. She must hit an enemy target with each hit to progress the combo.
Ability: Cone
Damage per strike: 75/125/175/225/275 (+50% of Physical Power)
Slow duration: 2s
Stun duration: 2s
Radius: 35
Cost: 100
Cooldown: 75s

Skins Edit

Skins marked exclusive can only be obtained from special events and/or chests. Skins marked limited are/were only available for a limited time, and are not going to be available ever again.

Concepts/Models Edit

Achievements Edit

Amaterasu MyOffenseIsDazzling
My Offense is Dazzling:

As Amaterasu hit three or more enemies with the final strike of your ultimate.

Amaterasu ReflecttheHeavens
Reflect the Heavens:

As Amaterasu fully charge her mirror in one second.

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