This morning Hi-Rez Studios added another deity to MOBA Smite's ever-growing stable. God of war Bellona might not be the most recognizable name in the Roman pantheon, but that's okay—she prefers to let kicking everybody's ass speak for her.

I've not been a big fan of Smite's warrior-type gods—I'm more of an assassin-fan, hitting hard and dying fast—but Bellona might be turning me around. Not only is she nicely mobile and tough-as-nails, one of her transforming weapon's many powers is the brand-new disarm, which temporarily robs enemy players of the ability to auto-attack. It's got massive potential against assassins and hunters, both classes that lean heavily on their high-damage default poking.

I fumbled through a round each of practice Arena and co-op Conquest to see how Bellona handled. I might have a new favorite. Try to ignore my horrible mispronunciation of her name.

As promised on the dev mini-site for Bellona, she absolutely tears Kali apart. It's sad and inspiring at the same time.

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Unfortunately she's also weak against Scylla, the creepy little girl I am terrified of. Even worse, the patch introduces a new skin for Scylla.

No thank you. I am okay.

Hit up the official Smite website for more on Bellona and other aspects of the free-to-play third-person MOBA. And don't be afraid to friend me in game, maybe take me under your wing and teach me to fly again.