By Cody Perez
August 18, 2019
MOBA games like Smite and League of Legends have massive character rosters with more than one hundred fighters each. Smite, in particular, just passed the hundred mark and will likely continue to grow past that, which is insane for a free to play game.
Players have so many fighters to choose from that there are likely some gods that you haven’t even touched or possibly seen in a match before. What makes it even crazier is that all 100 and counting of the characters have numerous skins for you to choose from.
That means there are potentially thousands of skins to choose from within this one game. That is absolutely crazy and can be quite overwhelming for players. This includes newcomers just checking out the game for the first time as well as even veteran competitors.
Thankfully, that’s where I come in.
I have taken the time to go through every single skin within the game for every single one of the gods that exist to find out which are the very best Smite skins. If you’re a fan of a particular god or two or are just looking for an awesome new god to check out, you’re in the right place.
Developer Hi-Rez Studios has taken the time to dedicate unique skins to each of the fighters within the game. While some skins, like Diamond and Golden, are shared across all fighters, almost every god has at least one skin that is one of a kind for them.
Whether the skin is a twist on their normal look or based on a pop culture reference, there are plenty of skins to sink your teeth into.
I am basing my top 10 best Smite skins list on a number of factors including the overall look of the skin, how detailed it is, if it’s unique, how it twists the design of the character, and so on.
I also made sure to only include one individual skin per god. After all, there are so many gods within the game itself that I didn’t want to put any favoritism on one or the other. With over a hundred gods, don’t feel left out if you don’t happen to see your favorite god since I could only fit 10 onto this list.
Without further ado, let’s look at the top 10 best Smite skins in the entire game.
Mercury is one of the fastest gods in the game, having the ability to zoom past enemies and take them down in a few seconds at the most. So, what happens when you take his fast abilities and send them to the future? Well, you get the Run.EXE skin, that’s what happens.
First off, the name itself is a nice little play on the fact that he runs a lot. It’s titled like you are “running” a program or executable file (hence the .EXE) digitally. The Mercury Run.EXE skin itself is a laser lights show of a skin for the runner to wear.
His armor is outfitted with glowing lines that would be a perfect fit at any glow-in-the-dark party. Not to mention that Smite is great about giving you skins to change not just your look but the effects you have in battle, too. And the Run.EXE skin’s epicness extends to the battle effects as well.
The Brynhildr Bacchus skin is the gender bender skin that players never knew they wanted. In terms of comedic skin alone, this hilarious one takes the cake for the funniest skin in the entire game. Bacchus is a god known for his love of all things alcohol.
This skin turns the lumbering giant into a viking-wearing female-looking god. We won’t question the actual gender of Bacchus when in this skin because, quite frankly, it doesn’t matter. What does matter, though, is how ridiculous this skin can be.
When paired with the voice that accompanies this skin, you are sure to make heads turn when you waddle by, for better or for worse. From the hair to the voice to the “in your face” chest armor, there isn’t much left to the imagination with this one-of-a-kind skin.
Artio isn’t one of the best gods to play as in Smite, but that doesn’t stop her Fabled skin from being one of the best around. As the name implies, Artio takes a more “fabled” approach with this skin, turning in her traditional hunting outfit in exchange for a Little Red Riding Hood costume.
While Scylla has her own Little Red Riding Hood skin, it somehow pales in comparison to Artio’s much more detailed version. Fabled Artio gives an adult twist on the Little Red Riding Hood formula, complete with an upgrade to her signature weapon.
Rounding out the Fabled Artio skin is a major change to her beast companion, too. Normally, Artio has a brown bear that fights alongside her, but in this incarnation, her pet is none other than the big bad wolf himself. It’s a fitting addition to this already sweet Little Red Riding Hood-inspired skin.
If you can’t already tell from the previous skin, Hi-Rez Studios has no problem ripping off pop culture and real people for its skins. This is doubly so for Jing Wei’s Mini Metal skin. There is a Japanese band called Baby Metal that specializes in, well, heavy metal.
The band alone is unique since you could listen to their music and expect an adorable sound based on their young looks but be surprised by their screamo and loud music. Well, Jing Wei happens to look like a member of the band, so this skin is a natural fit for the short but spunky god.
Her outfit is a dark black dress with a nice red shawl around her shoulders. It’s an almost direct copy of the famous outfit that the Baby Metal band members wear. It’s a perfect look for her that even extends to her crossbow. It has a gothic black design that resembles an instrument.
The Enchanted Chang’e skin is a Disney dream come true as you turn the already glorious Chang’e into an elegant unofficial Disney princess, or Smite princess, I guess. Enchanted Chang’e isn’t a direct copy-cat of any one Disney princess but rather seems inspired by multiple ones.
It has a blue sparkly dress design that looks to be inspired by Cinderella, at least in terms of color, and also incorporates parts of Belle’s dress. Her hair has Belle’s bold and big look with detailed makeup that you don’t see too often on other skins in the game.
Last but not least, the Enchanted Chang’e skin looks to take inspiration from Snow White, too, with her love for animals. Chang’e already normally has a pet, but in this version, her pet is an adorable white rabbit. This is a great skin for those who want to win with true style.
Loki overall has the best Smite skins out of all male gods in the game. One of his slick skins is Infiltrator. While that dark skin is still awesome, it’s not nearly as good as its white counterpart, White Death Loki. For one, the white aesthetic of this skin is much more cohesive than its darker version.
White Death Loki is a skin that makes the trickster god look like an underground futuristic cyber ninja. With a white hood and whiteish gray cyberpunk sporty outfit, this is a uniform skin that blends every element nicely together into one stylish bundle.
Not only will White Death Loki make you look cool on the battlefield, but it’ll help you blend in well with the environment. This fits well with Loki’s theme of using camouflage and invisibility to sneak around and quietly take out his enemies.
The last four skins on this best Smite skins list are excellent at offering visual appearances that are unlike anything else and fit the character perfectly. The first of these is Triumph & Agni, a skin for — you guessed it — Agni. While Agni is an underused god, this skin is terrific enough to convert players over.
The normal Agni is a fire-themed god whose defining factor is that he has two heads. In his original look, the two heads are almost the same with little to no differences between them. The Triumph & Agni skin takes that misstep on the developer’s part and fixes it.
This Triumph & Agni skin turns the god into a Shakespearean creation. He now has a jester outfit that would fit well within the confines of Hamlet or the like while his two heads are now two floating masks. The masks represent the comedy and tragedy aspects that Shakespeare pioneered centuries ago.
Like with Agni, the focal point of the popular god Hel is her two distinct personalities. She has a light side of her that is heavenly and angelic while also containing a dark side that is, well, hellish, to say the least. Those two points of her are so important that they even affect her gameplay.
The Expelled Hel skin twists this dynamic in a surprising way that works much better than it has any right to. For the light side of her, she has a schoolgirl look and outfit with the signature sailor uniform that is widely used in Asian countries.
But if you were to switch from the “light side” schoolgirl personality to the dark side, you will find a horrific design waiting for you. Her darker side now becomes a Grudge-like monster with a vengeance. If you’re looking to capture both beauty and terror on the battlefield, this is the skin for you.
Thanatos is the embodiment of death, usually looking like the grim reaper of the Smite universe. However, Final Boss Thanatos takes that typical look and turns it on its head. Instead of this terrifying god that is ready to strike you with death, you get a gorgeous villainous man who can kill you with his looks alone.
It’s clear that Final Boss Thanatos takes cues from the famous Final Fantasy VII villain Sephiroth. This is no surprise since Sephiroth is one of the most famous villains in video game history. He has everything from his long, flowing white hair to even the black outfit that he’s wearing.
The crowning jewels of the Final Boss Thanatos skin, though, are his wings and weapon. He has the fallen angel dark wings that are detailed well by themselves. In addition to this, his death scythe is sharp and just as detailed, giving Thanatos that classic “final boss” of a JRPG look.
Sol is known as the goddess of the sun with her normal skin looking like she came to earth as a piece of the sun itself. She is bright and sunny and looks like she’s made up of lava. However, Cosmic Sol enhances that initial look for her, giving her not the embodiment of the sun anymore but the galaxy as a whole.
Suddenly, she becomes the goddess of the galaxy plus the sun. Like space itself, she takes on a brilliant purple aesthetic with the glow of stars and streaks of blue and other colors spreading throughout her body. It also adds some nice touches to her look that are missing from her original form.
Cosmic Sol features some subtle pieces of armor around her body, notably her legs, arms, and shoulders. They do a fantastic job of accenting her look and not overwhelming it with unnecessary armor. What tops this skin off, though, is her vibrant, glowing blue eyes and magnificent blue and light purple supernova-like hair.
Without a doubt, Cosmic Sol deserves to be at the top of the top 10 best Smite skins list.