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Cu Chulainn, The Hound of Ulster, is a warrior of the Celtic pantheon in Smite.

Lore Edit

Thrice born child of Gods and Kings, Cu Chulainn is legend brought to life. A warrior without equal that, alone, held an army at bay; a man of will and courage that resisted both the allure and wrath of The Morrigan; a figure of tragic prophecy, destined for greatness and an early grave. So many legends are there of his achievements they could be spoken for days and yet still more be told. And yet throughout his triumphs, his death loomed constant, foretold and certain.

In his early years, while still bearing the name Sétanta, he was already an impressive individual, catching the attention of King Conchobar with feats of strength and agility. Conchobar invited the boy to a feast hosted by the smith, Culann. Left unchained by mistake, Culann's fearsome guard dog assailed Sétanta when he arrived. With only his bare hands, the boy defended himself and slew the beast. Ashamed, Sétanta swore to Culann he would personally train a new dog and would guard his home in the interim. Impressed, the druid Cathbad declared Sétanta would now be called the Cu Chulainn, the Hound of Culann.

This was the birth of a hero, but his death was yet bound in prophecy. Cathbad, the same druid that named him, promised a group of boys, "Any that take up arms this day will become legends." Seeking greatness, Cu Chulainn raced off to find weapons before hearing more. He saw years of victory, of achieving the impossible, of becoming a legend before him. Cathbad, however, was devastated, for he knew that those that took up arms that day were also foretold to die young.

Abilities Edit

Cu Chulainn Passive Berserk
Cu Chulainn’s Mana Bar functions differently than other gods. His Mana is capped at 100 and only regenerates up to 25 Mana. Hitting Abilities, Basic Attacks, or allies and himself taking damage cause Cu Chulainn to gain Mana. After being above 85 Mana for 3 seconds, he goes Berserk. While Berserk, Cu Chulainn gains Power and Maximum Health and his Abilities change.
Ability: Buff
Health Conversion: 15% of Mana
Berserk Threshold: 85
Bonus Power: 5 + 2 per level
Affects: Self
Bonus Health: 20 + 24 per level
Berserk Duration: 20s
Cu Chulainn Ability1 Barbed Spear / Ground Slam
Cu Chulainn thrusts his spear forward, damaging all enemies in front of him and stunning less powerful minions. Successfully hitting an enemy with this ability restores 6 Mana(to a max of 18). Barbs from his spear stick in opponents and reduce their Healing taken for 4s. In his Berserk Form, Cu Chulainn instead slams his massive arms down, damaging and rooting all Enemies in front of him.
Ability: Line
Damage: 75/135/195/255/315 (+45% of your physical power)
Stun Duration: 1s
Cost: 9
Range: 45
Healing Reduction: 50%
Root Duration: 1s
Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
Cu Chulainn Ability2 Vent Anger
Cu Chulainn vents his anger as superheated steam, increasing his Movement Speed and draining his Ferocity. Every .5s while in this state, all enemies within range are damaged by the heat.
Ability: AOE
Damage per Second: 10/15/20/25/30 (+5% of your physical power)
Cost: 15
Radius: 22.5
Movement Speed: 10%
Cooldown: 6s
Cu Chulainn Ability3 Salmon's Leap / Furious Charge
Cu Chulainn vaults over his spear, leaping to a target location and slamming it down to damage enemies around and in front of him. Successfully hitting an enemy with this Ability restores 6 Ferocity (to a max of 18). In his Berserk Form, Cu Chulainn instead charges forward, damaging and driving all enemies back with him.
Cooldown: 16s
Cost: 9
Damage: 65/120/175/230/285 (+60% of your physical power)
Type: Leap/Dash
Range: 35
Cu Chulainn Ability4 Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry
Cu Chulainn swings his spear in a circle around him, Damaging and knocking up all enemies. Successfully hitting an enemy with this Ability restores 12 Ferocity (to a max of 36).
Ability: Area
Damage: 175/250/325/400/475 (+65% of your physical power)
Tremble Duration: 1s
Cooldown: 100s
Radius: 30
Yell Damage: 175/250/325/400/475 (+65% of your physical power)
Cost: 14

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Achievements Edit

Berserker: As Cu Chulainn, transform into Berserk mode by hitting at least 2 Gods with the Spear of Mortal Pain Ability.
Strategist: As Cu Chulainn, kill an enemy within 2 seconds of firing the Barbed Spear Ability and live.

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Patch changes Edit

  • IconSmite (Patch 5.9Note: Berserk Decreased Passive Power bonus in Berserk form from 5+2 per level to 0+2 per level.
  • IconSmite (Patch 5.8Note: Eunited skin added.
  • IconSmite (Patch 5.5Note: Berserk When transformed, Cu Chulainn will no longer gain access to abilities he has not put a single point in (except for his 2).
  • IconSmite (Patch 5.1Note: Fiendish Rage skin added. Reduced Base HP5 from 9 to 7. Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry Increase Cooldown from 90s to 100s.
  • IconSmite (Patch 4.19Note: Berserk Decreased Base Shield health from 40 to 20. Increases Shield health per level from 23 to 24. Barbed Spear / Ground Slam BARBED SPEAR - Reduced Rage gained for every non-god target hit from 6 to 5. Increased Rage gained for every god target hit from 6 to 8. Salmon's Leap / Furious Charge SALMON’S LEAP - Reduced Rage gained for every non-god target hit from 6 to 5. Increased Rage gained for every god target hit from 6 to 8. Spear of Mortal Pain / War Cry SPEAR OF MORTAL PAIN - Reduced Rage gained for every non-god target hit from 12 to 10. Increased Rage gained for every god target hit from 12 to 16.
  • IconSmite (Patch 4.16Note: Bae Watch skin added. Barbed Spear / Ground Slam Increased healing reduction from 40% → 50%.
  • IconSmite (Patch 4.13Note: Bruiser skin added.
  • IconSmite (Patch 4.13Note: Mastery skins added.
  • IconSmite (Patch 4.12Note: War Cry damage increased to match Spear of Mortal Pain, Mana Conversion 10->15%, reworked casting so that if you're >85, cast, and end up >85 from hitting enemies, the transformation is no longer reset to 3s. Also fixed an issue where allies taking damage wasn't granting him rage, so he should transform more during teamfights.
  • IconSmite (Patch 4.11Note: Cu Chulainn released.

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