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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?

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    Can you give an example? I suspect you have an ability (passive or active), or an item that is handing out an aura that affects either someone that participated in the kill, or the enemy that died.
    – Ellesedil
    Jun 10, 2016 at 23:20
  • afaik assists are proximity based.
    – Dragonrage
    Jun 10, 2016 at 23:44
  • @Ellesedil - I managed to get an assist with Raijin, using no abilities or items on a nearby enemy. My guess is that you get an assist by being near the enemy OR damaging the enemy within the last few seconds of its death. However, I'm not sure if a team mate has some form of item that also affects team mates?
    – user101016
    Jun 13, 2016 at 8:38
  • Did you attack this enemy at all? I've gotten assists on kills quite some time after dying, for example. I don't think proximity matters. I've been right next to enemies when my teammates kill them without getting any sort of credit because I didn't have time to hit them with something. But, I'll rack up a lot of assists if I have an item with an aura. There are some nice magical power items that have auras. Double check your items to ensure you didn't have an item that had a passive aura affecting your allies. If you did, that's your answer.
    – Ellesedil
    Jun 14, 2016 at 3:00
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    @Ellesedil - Sun Wukong when I sold all my items. It appears that if the god who died is in striking distance of your passive "ruler" you get an assist, regardless of whether you did any damage. I am getting assists for gods who die shortly after ranged attacks (e.g. Vulcan's ult at max distance) - which is expected. However, it's like "team fights" or "ganking" where you don't make any contact still gives you the assist. Not sure if by design or a bug, but regardless the assists system seems to be over generous.
    – user101016
    Jun 20, 2016 at 14:27

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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.

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