I have noticed that I am getting assists when I am near an enemy god that dies, despite not attacking the god. Does the assist system merely work on distance as opposed to doing damage? Do I not get an assist for hitting a god from distance?
To essentially piggy back on the comment section above. In Smite (According to the Smite Forums and Reddit) - You get Assist points for being in close proximity of the enemy god/gods that are being attacked and killed. You can also receive Assist points for spectating in the region of a dying enemy god. A LOT of people find this system broken and quite frustrating but Hi-Rez Studios has yet to address or patch this issue. I hope this helped clear things up.