Land her 3, then trap with ult and cast 2 for body blocking and spam the aoe of your 3 on AA and watch them die

I've seen this abbreviation quite a bit, but Google isn't helping. I keep thinking "anti-air", but that's not much of a thing in Smite. I suspect that this abbreviation also exists in other DotA-like (MOBA) communities.

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AA stands for auto-attack. Because you don't have to click once every time your character is ready to attack, it is so called auto-attack.

However, there is actually two type of AA, Active and Passive in MOBAs.

Active: You selected a target and your character attacks the target.

Passive: Character that is idle will look for the closest target within attack range, then reach and autoattack (note- there is no passive AA in Smite).

In other MOBAs, passive AA is on, but can be turn off in settings. Another fun fact is I found that more DotA 2 players prefer turning it off, while more LoL players prefer leaving it on.

  • Smite doesn't have Passive.
    – NiteCyper
    Feb 27, 2014 at 23:06
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    Yes. But I am explaining both anyway. While this question is tagged with Smite, I think this is a general gaming knowledge. I will now add note to the passive
    – 008
    Feb 27, 2014 at 23:12

AA stands for auto-attack, also called standard, normal, or basic attack.

  • Googling "League of Legends AA meaning" helped.
    – NiteCyper
    Feb 26, 2014 at 21:40

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