Character Strengths are in chronological order. Ex: Freya is Stronger than Hades
Consider this list as a: A, B, C, D style list, rather than what Smite Guru suggests.
This list is probably biased in some ways but you did come to hear my own opinion so... It do be like that.
This list is a part of a series of Ranked Joust, if you are interested in different roles, follow these links;
Persephone: She's banned every game for a reason.
The Morrigan: Basically can become every god on your team so she can adapt to anything you throw at her.
Thoth: With massive range AND the best dash in the game, it's no wonder he ranks so highly here.
Freya: Insane damage for short periods with the ability to take the tank completely out of a fight Freya is definitely a ban for most team comps.
Hades: With 90% of fights in Joust being in lane, Hades is incredibly strong due to the healing and life steal from your wave, if your team is coordinated you can counter this by fighting in JGL but after a few fights Hade's will return to lane instead of fighting into you.
Scylla: Ever want to get triple killed because an ability can root you and both of your teammates? You are in luck!
Merlin: Generally strong in any team comp due to the versatility of his kit, he is a master wizard after all.
These mages are the; Average/Good but not Fantastic, ones. Most mages are viable in Joust due to them usually being your only source of magical damage.
Aphrodite: Below average due to Anti-heal being essential to most players kit anyway now-a-days. (Seriously, Divine Ruin is actually cracked right now, God help us self sustainers.)
Baron Samedi: "What!? This MORON is putting Baron as below average? Downvoted and Reported, feeder." Alright so listen; in Joust you do not need a tankier mage, you need damage which Baron simply isn't as good at doing as other gods in the Mage category. With anti-heal being as relevant as it is your own heals won't be doing much for your team and your ultimate will typically be countered by beads. With another beads burner like Ares ultimate you can work efficiently enough, BUT this list is by the god themselves.
Ao Kuang: Basically an assassin, GOD wait till I get to the assassins dude I'm gonna have a mental break
Anubis: Hey guys look I'm clearing wa- WAIT PUT ME DOWN HERCULES I DONT WANNA BE HERE AHFASHFDHIIDSJUHGV.
4-13-10, 7348 Damage.
Ah Puch: I'm sorry but who unironically plays you? Wait Assault? What the fuck is that?
Baba Yaga: STAY OUT OF THE PATH. Also please keep Baba out of my ranked games, thanks buddy.