Tilt in MOBAs isn’t an uncommon thing to come across. This is no different for Smite, where tilt is prominent within the battleground of the gods. Each player tilts differently and deals with it in their own way. However, there are a lot of similarities in how players tilt if they play similar roles.
This article will showcase how each role tilts in Smite, and hopefully show you how to do it less, and how to properly deal with it when it happens.
Mid – Centre of attention?
If you play mid, there is a high chance you like having a lot of attention on yourself. This may come out as demands for your jungler to always being close to you, or better yet as playing the core with the jungler and support to set up kills in lane. This can also lead to plenty of attention from the enemy team as well, especially if you main an immobile mage.
The most common way a mid players in Smite will tilt is from lack of attention, whether that be not getting help, or dying on the back-line from “no peel”. It might not be your team’s fault, though. Your positioning might have left you isolated, or you might not be warding correctly, making you susceptible to ganks. The best way to avoid this is to communicate proactively with your team. Make sure you’re in a position your team can help you if you get dove on, and just try to stay calm. You might not have had anything to save yourself from it.
Support – I can’t block for you all?!
The support role in Smite is arguably one of the most frustrating roles to play when behind. You have limited farm and are still expected to save everyone in a team fight. A Smite support will probably tilt because they’re the last one alive after a fight, or no one follows up on their engagement. There is nothing worse than getting a good pick, and turning around to see no one is helping you engage.
The best thing to do is find out your team’s tendencies, and work around them. Communication will save you again, as most players will listen to VGS commands.
Jungle – I can’t gank when you’re pushing waves!
Junglers have had a lot of influence in Smite for the past few seasons. The jungler pretty much dictates the early and mid-game now. The one problem is that if all lanes are losing, you can’t save them all. Then everyone will start demanding help when really, if you go there to help, they’ll end up further behind.
This is a very common way for a Smite jungler to tilt, as you want to get kills and successfully gank, but you can’t. The first thing to note is to not force a gank for ganks’ sake. They never work out for your team. Instead, be proactive, look for farm, get to your power spikes, and play the long game. Also make sure you read the situation and take the best possible gank once you’ve got a bit more farm, as getting the right pick is better than trying to force one.
Solo – But I won my lane?
Solo laners in Smite can tilt in two different ways. Some may tilt because they are losing lane. It’s common to come against a lane match up that beats you early. You just need to work on whether you can win the poke war or not. If you can’t, stop trying to fight and work on items and farm. Giving up lane pressure isn’t a bad thing in solo. It’s a constant tug of war, you just need to know when it’s right to tug back.
The other way is when you win lane, but your team is behind. Solo is split into two parts, the 1v1 slap fight and the front-line peeling in the team fights. Just because you did well doesn’t mean you can 1v5. You can easily tilt if team fights are not going well after a good laning phase. However, your job is not to dominate team fights. Peel for the back-line, set up kills and just be a pain for the enemy team. Instead of being upset because “your team isn’t doing damage”, if you are ahead, use that to help them even out the team fights and turn them in your favor.
ADC – I can’t do anything!
Smite ADCs are late-game characters, mostly anyway. As an ADC, your job is to survive until your power spikes. Most ADCs tilt because of bad early games. If this is the case, you need to focus more on playing safe and focusing on farm. You won’t be able to chunk like you want to, not until you get online.
ADC players also tilt by getting picked off alone. Firstly, if that happened to you then you probably shouldn’t have been there. As bad as it sounds, you need babysitting, because you are squishy. Only go off alone if you can get out or you know you’ll be safe. You always need an escape plan, so instead of tilting work out if you could have got out, and what to do for your next fight.
This doesn’t go for every player in these roles, but these are definitely the common trends. If you fit into these categories, then hopefully this will help you not tilt as much.