Smiting is a powerful ability where a being kills another being, generally by touching them.
Angels can inherently smite most demons and monsters (except Leviathan and Eve) as well as humans. Archangels and Seraphim can smite demons effortlessly and kill them instantly. When it comes to regular angels, it takes more concentration and if they are too physically or mentally weak, it will not work and they will only be able to smite black-eyed demons but not high-tier ones, such as Alastair.
It is implied that an angel cannot smite a demon outside of a vessel, as Castiel pushed a demon back into its host while it was trying to escape, before smiting it. If a demon or human has been smote, the vessel's eyes light up with a white holy light, burning the eyes and killing the host. Apparently, angels can control how powerful their smite is, and can choose if it will kill them, or simply burn out their eyes. The angels of Heaven can also unite their power to generate an immense beam of light in order to smite a target without physical contact.
After consuming large amounts of demon blood, Sam Winchester was able to smite high-ranking demons such as Lilith and Alastair. This demonic version seems to make the demon glow with yellow light that illuminates the skeleton - similar to the Colt and the demon-killing knife - then the demon and vessel die. This version did not require physical contact with the target, but instead required mental power.
Knight of Hell Cain displayed a similar power, except the light was red instead of white.
The angels of Heaven are capable of uniting their power to perform an immense beam of light in order to smite a target. The beam shoots down from the sky and causes a large crater in the ground. The angels can also control how powerful the blast is. The beam is powerful enough to damage The Darkness and in her weakened state, to knock her unconscious.
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