Smiterino app for Android is coming soon

Unfortunatly, was not built as a mobile-friendly website. But the mobile app is coming finally, at least for android devices. We will be able to practice our smiting skills anywhere.


The core mechanics are already working and the app is very fun to play! Just like the website, all rounds are taken from real LoL ranked matches of tier Diamond I, Master or Challenger. Currently, there are 130 different rounds that are picked randomly for the player try to smite, including Dragon fights, Barons, Rift Heralds and Elder Dragons. Below are some screenshots of the Menu, Game and Score screens of the new app.

Further functionalities of the app that still need to be implemented include a statistics page, pretty much the same as the web version, and a leaderboard system, so that players can compete who is the best smiter among their friends and globally.

The app will be free to download, with ads inside. I am considering publishing also a paid version without ads, for those people willing to support the development of smiterino. 🙂

Feel free to add any suggestions to this mobile version or ask anything in the comments.

New blog and about Admin

Hello everyone!

I decided to make this blog to post news and updates coming to Smiterino, and relevant matters from League of Legends – specially those related to improving in-game skills.

About myself – I am just a guy from Brazil that enjoys playing League and other games with the squad. The thing is, our jungler was really bad, so I had to develop something to train him up. Smiterino is my first project to be published, and because I work full-time I don’t have all the time I wish I had to improve it and create more trainning tools.

From the moment was up, I read everything related to it. There were a lot of nice comments and these really make up for all the hard work. Thanks for the kind words!

Feel free to ask me anything on the comments.

All you need to know about the new Dragons

Since we are smiting dragons all day long, it is fair to know exactly what buffs we are fighting for – now that the dragon system has changed. The Elemental Dragons were introduced in the Patch 6.9, adding a new random factor for matches.

Elemental Dragons

One of the key points of the new dragon system is that the match now induces the players to play according to a somewhat random feature. Each secured elemental dragon provides buffs that require the team to play slightly differently to achieve its maximum advantage. If we have a look at the stats that each type of dragon provide (table below), we can elaborate their strategic implications. It is worth reminding that there is a maximum of three same-element dragons per match, hence the three lines of increased stats in the table.




Each dragon was labeled with keywords that summarize what a player should have in mind when his team (or the opponent’s) has secured it – “Fighting”, “Pushing objectives”, “Sustain” and “Map presence”. In depth, we have:

Fire DragonSquareInfernal Drake (Fighting) – This buff is brute force. It is a plain, direct advantage when fighting. Solo or team-fighting, the extra damage output will surely help in any situation. Keep in mind possible pickoffs if your team has secured this buff.

Earth DragonSquareMountain Drake (Pushing objectives) – Having two or three stacked mountain drake buffs should make your team prepared to rotate swiftly to an objective as a response to any mispositioning or lack of vision from the enemy team. Sieging is also great with this buff, since the enemy team might start an unwanted team fight if they choose to defend a turret. Also, just start that Baron.

Water DragonSquareOcean Drake (Sustain) – This one is better at lane phase. The health regen might prevent a laner from going base too early and the mana regen will allow you to harass your enemies much easier, especially for mana-hungry champions. Also, you may expect your jungler to almost always gank with a full health. Do not forget that the bonus regen will only start ticking after 8 seconds out of combat, so try to avoid unnecessary hits. Also, if the enemy team secures this buff, make sure to hit the oposing laners every once in a while – basically, treat them like a Garen in order to minimize their advantage.

Air DragonSquareCloud Drake (Map presence) – Moving faster is underrated, maybe because the outcome is not always obvious. Indirectly, move speed can snowball your team to victory. Laners will get to lane faster, perhaps in time to farm that wave; Your team may rotate to objectives faster than the opposing team; You can split push or respond to split pushing easier; Your support can reach that mid lane roaming faster; Your jungler will move faster from camps and ganks will have a higher rate of success. Sometimes, small advantages over the whole map build up to a huge difference in late game.


At 35 minutes of game time, the Elder Dragon will spawn. Killing it will grant Aspect of the Dragon buff to every alive member of the team. Aspect of the Dragon adds the following stats:

  • True damage on spells and attacks = 45 x (number of slain dragons) over 3 seconds
  • 50% increased Elemental Dragons’ buffs effects

The Elder Dragon is a tough opponent and choosing to kill it may be a risky move. Be aware of the short duration of Aspect of the Dragon – 2 minutes,  in contrast with Baron’s 3.5 minutes buff – and that it will take almost half of its duration only to go back to base and push minion waves. For this reason, if you have both choices to pick up, securing Baron is usually a safer choice than Elder Dragon since your team will probably transform this advantage into more objectives.

If your team happen to secure the Elder Dragon though, do not lose time. Rush for ending the game if possible, or at least grant an inhibitor or Baron kill. The power spike of Aspect of the Dragon should make it possible, especially if you have some stacks of Mountain Drake buffs.

Sandbox Mode promissed by Riot

After a lot of complaining from the community, Riot Games finally commits to release a SandBox Mode for League of Legends in the (not so soon) future.

“We were wrong to completely shut down the possibility of sandbox mode…
…being open to the idea doesn’t mean it immediately becomes our top priority…
 …so while we’re saying we want to do it and, one day, we will, that’s the extent of this commitment.”


For those not familiar with the term, Sandbox Mode is somewhat a custom map where players could train specific mechanics in an isolated environment. It is much like a Practice Mode in fighting games, in witch someone can train his/her combos over and over until they master the mechanics of a character.

There are obviously a lot of upsides from Sandbox Mode and most people agree that it will bring us better entretainment when watching tournaments, as the pro-players’ skills will be improved. OGN Caster MonteCristo discusses this topic with a lot of good reasons why Riot should add this mode ASAP:

In the other hand, Riot Games was previously concerned that Sandbox Mode would force players to practice in boring training sessions in order to play competitively. This argument is actually well-grounded. We can take, for example, the issues of games that allow players to use multibox/multiclient tools to play with more than one account at once. As an analogy, multiboxing allows players to progress faster, but it can make the game far less enjoyable than it should be. The bad part is that for a player to remain competitive in these games, he is forced to multibox since it is an obvious advantage. We have players complaining that these tools are ruining games like Path of Exile and other RPGs.

Nevertheless, Riot made this big decision – most probably to attain to the community’s desire – and now it is a matter of time till the release of Sandbox Mode. Meanwhile, why not train some more smiterino?