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Ares Builds & Guides

Greek Guardian Melee Magical
Find the best Ares build guides for SMITE Patch 8.4. You will find builds for arena, joust, and conquest. However you choose to play Ares, The SMITEFire community will help you craft the best build for the S8 meta and your chosen game mode. Learn Ares' skills, stats and more.
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Season 8 Guides & Builds // Patch 8.5 & Patch 8.4

70 Votes 11
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Ares (S8 Conquest Support)
by AmoralOne | Updated April 29, 2021
New Guide
 Build Guide
Ares (S8 Conquest Support) 8.4
by smitebrasil | Updated April 27, 2021

Season 8 Guides & Builds // Other Patches

Rating Pending
 Build Guide
make you team like tanks.
by BigMowi4011 | Updated March 6, 2021
5 Votes 1
 Build Guide
[S8] Ares Support + Passive Stack
by That-One-Dewd | Updated February 10, 2021
Guide Mobile
14 Votes 6
 Build Guide
[S8] ARES Support Build
by TheDeformedFig | Updated February 1, 2021
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Ares Support Build by GeneralFear
by GeneralFear | Updated April 4, 2021
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Ares support guide - S8 - Best builds for him this patch
by KSLK17 | Updated February 16, 2021
Guide Mobile
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
by MigueLVallejoS | Updated March 11, 2021

Season 7 Guides & Builds

22 Votes 3
 Build Guide
Ares Joust
by Cambo2k9 | Updated December 19, 2020
26 Votes 1
 Build Guide
Ares: The Chains That Bind You(7.8 Arena)
by silentshell | Updated August 7, 2020
Guide In-Depth
69 Votes 9
 Build Guide
Bad Company: Ares Guide (S7)
by Stuke99 | Updated May 16, 2020
Guide In-Depth
51 Votes 6
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Ares - 50 Shades of Flame (S7, All Modes, Patch 7.9 Bonus Balance)
by Branmuffin17 | Updated October 12, 2020
Guide In-Depth
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Ares - Season 7 Build
by smitebrasil | Updated February 1, 2020
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Big DMG Supp
by PinkPanther710 | Updated September 29, 2020
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Ares Support, but it's totally theoretical
by azekill_DIABLO | Updated April 15, 2020
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Ares support season 7.5
by Mr guirdian | Updated June 28, 2020

Season 6 Guides & Builds

Rating Pending
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Ares basics
by Lutenga | Updated November 11, 2019
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
No one makes me bleed my own blood: Ares S6
by IMattyI | Updated April 8, 2019
Rating Pending
 Build Guide
Ares your enemies
by ItsTheMyst | Updated March 8, 2019
7 Votes 10
 Build Guide
Ares Arena build s6(1.0)
by MadTwisted | Updated May 5, 2019
Favor: 5500 Gems: 200

Ares Statistics

485 (+90) Health
200 (+37) Mana
365 (+0) Speed
1/.75/1/1.25x damage & swing time Progression
12 (+0) Range
0.9 (+1.25) Attack / Sec
38 (+ 1.55) + 20% of Magical Power Damage

Ares Skills

Ares Skill Blessed Presence

Blessed PresencePassive

Each completed aura item that Ares owns grants him 30 additional magical power.

Ability Type: Buff
Ares Skill Shackles


1 X
Chains extend from Ares' shield, doing damage to all enemies in its path. Hitting a god shackles them to Ares, cripples them, preventing movement abilities, dealing the same damage every second while slowing them and buffing Ares. While shackled, Ares can fire another chain for free within 2s.

Ability Type: Projectile
Minion Damage: 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 / 150 (+15% of your Magical Power)
God Damage per Tick: 25 / 45 / 65 / 85 / 105 (+15% of your Magical Power)
Damage (Max): 300 / 540 / 780 / 1020 / 1260 (+180% of your Magical Power)
Slow/Speed: 15% per unique Shackle
Duration: 4s
Max Shackles: 3
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Cooldown: 15s
Ares Skill Bolster Defenses

Bolster Defenses

2 A
Ares strengthens the defenses of himself and all nearby allies, granting protections and HP5 and reducing crowd control durations. For each shackled enemy, the protection buffs are increased.

Ability Type: Buff
Protections: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40
HP5: 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45
CC Reduction: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30%
Shackle Bonus: 7
Lifetime: 8s
Radius: 35
Cost: 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60
Cooldown: 15s
Ares Skill Searing Flesh

Searing Flesh

3 B
Flames pour forth from Ares' shield, engulfing enemies in a cone in front of him causing damage every .5s for 4s. Ares is immune to Knockback for the duration.

Ability Type: Cone
Damage Per Tick: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 (+7% of your Magical Power)
% Max Health Per Tick (Gods): 1 / 1 / 2 / 2 / 3%
% Max Health Per Tick (Minions): 5%
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
Cooldown: 12s
Ares Skill No Escape

No Escape

4 Y
Ares throws chains out to all enemy gods in an area around him. All enemies hit by the chains are pulled to Ares after 2.5s, taking damage and are stunned.

Ability Type: Area
Damage: 200 / 275 / 350 / 425 / 500 (+40% of your Magical Power)
Stun: 1s
Radius: 35
Cost: 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100
Cooldown: 100s

Ares Lore

Feared by his enemies, reviled by his father, adored by the Goddess of Beauty, and worshiped by warriors, Ares, a tortured and lonely soul, is the bloodthirsty Greek God of War.

Ares is not loved by the people. He represents everything they fear and despise: war, strife, chaos, and murder. It's said that the sky darkens when Ares takes the field. That he rides to battle on a chariot drawn by fire-breathing steeds and delights only in the clash of battle and smell of bloodshed.

Ares is not loved by his father. Zeus has many sons, but only two with his wife Hera. However, the thunder God has long suspected Hera of having an affair that led to the birth of Ares, perhaps as revenge for all of Zeus' infidelity. For this, Zeus is disgusted by him.

Ares is not loved by his sister. Athena and Ares are both Gods of War. Where Ares represents violence, force, and slaughter, Athena is the embodiment of intelligence, strategy, and leadership. Ares is quick to act and leave a bloody trail. Athena is thoughtful and careful with lives. Often they have been on the opposite sides, most notably at the battle of Troy, where Athena viciously wounded him and forced Ares to retreat.

Ares is the lover of the Goddess of Beauty. Though Aphrodite is married to Ares' brother, Hephaestus, Ares takes what he wants, and Aphrodite gives in willingly. Their union created offspring almost as terrible as Ares himself: Phobos and Deimos, Fear and Terror.

Ares is loved only by the Spartans, who revere the God for his masculinity, his merciless warrior spirit, and tenacity against all odds. The Spartans, however, know the unpredictable fury of their patron, and bind his statues in chains. This is, in part, to prevent Ares' spirit of victory from escaping Sparta, and a vain effort to keep the God of War contained.

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