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"Do you have time to talk about our lord and carry Ares?" - Sanity Forge
Playing with any God doesn't have to be complicated. Don't die or chase too much. Push with numbers. If you're feeding play the towers. Use your communications skills call MIA etc. your team will appreciate all these things. It doesn't hurt to encourage team mates and keep a positive attitude.
What's important is a low death total if none at all and high assists totals to know that you're playing Ares the way he should be played. Your team will be depending on you to initiate teams fights or gank possibly. Ideally you want to grab at least 2 enemy Gods at a time. Late game grabbing 3 to 5 Gods where possible.
If these details I've provided are not enough there are other guides to help piece it together for you. There are some details towards the bottom of this build I hope you find them useful.
All Builds: Look over the skill order I have set first before reading.
The following list of Gods have ultimate's that counter Ares' NO ESCAPE because they have a crowd control immunity or some type of escape ability. Be mindful of these Gods and try to keep track of when their ultimate's are used and if they have Aegis/Beads.
[Ultimate] Summoning the fury of the desert, Anhur hunkers down and throws empowered spears that pass through everything, doing damage to all enemies in their path. He is immune to crowd control for the duration. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] Aphrodite pledges undying love to herself and her Soul Mate. While this is active, her and her Soul Mate are invulnerable to all damage for a short duration. All crowd control effects are also removed when activated. Cooldown: 90 / 85 / 80 / 75 / 70 s
[Ultimate] Artemis summons the great Calydonian Boar to wreak havoc on her enemies, doing damage to the nearest enemy god and stunning them and itself. The boar continues to charge other gods for its lifetime. Artemis is also immune to crowd control for 3s. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] When Ragnarok arrives, Fenrir grows massive in size, becoming immune to crowd control while moving faster. Fenrir bites enemy gods, dealing physical damage and carrying them away. Biting a cc immune target deals the damage but ends his ultimate. At full runes, his protections double Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] Freya uses her Cloak of Feathers to fly above the battlefield where she fires down blasts of magical damage up to 4 times while flying. Freya can't be hit when at full ascension and can right click to cancel it early. Can escape being pulled. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] Guan Yu mounts his warhorse and charges for 4s. While mounted, he can steer and click to attack and is immune to crowd control. Enemies hit take damage and are slowed. Each hit increases damage from consecutive hits against that target by 20%. Enemies hit on the dismount are stunned. Right-click to dismount early. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] Kali spins around feverishly attacking all enemies around her every .5s, clearing and ignoring all crowd control abilities on herself for the duration. Cooldown: 90 / 85 / 80 / 75 / 70 s
[Ultimate] Odin summons a wall of spears, blocking all normal movement. Odin gains protections, physical power and immunity to all crowd control while inside the ring. Pressing the button again will bring down the ring. Cooldown: 75s
[Ultimate] Sobek submerges himself, where he regens mana, is immune to crowd control and he slows all enemies. When Sobek emerges, he damages all enemies in the radius. Cancelling the ability decreases the damage. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] Vamana grows to an enormous giant. While Vamana is enraged, he is immune to crowd control, gains protections, physical power, massive regeneration and his basic attacks now damage all nearby enemies. You can right click to cancel his giant form early. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] Ymir begins to freeze the air around him, causing shards of ice to grow on his back and slowing enemies. After a 3s channel, Ymir erupts out of his frozen state, causing shards of ice to do damage to all enemies in his range. Applies Frostbite. Can escape being pulled. Cooldown: 90 / 85 / 80 / 75 / 70 s
[Ultimate] Hades calls to all enemy souls nearby, pulling them closer to him over time, doing damage every .5s for 4s. If the enemy is Blighted, their protections are reduced. Can escape being pulled. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] After a short buildup, Thor leaps into the air. While in the air, Thor can target a great distance away to come crashing down in the area, dealing damage and stunning all enemies in the radius. Can escape being pulled. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] Apollo rides his chariot across the sky, choosing when to land, dealing damage every .2s for .8s and knocking back enemies when he lands. Can escape being pulled. Cooldown: 110 / 105 / 100 / 95 / 90 s
[Ultimate] Athena picks a single allied god anywhere in the world, and launches herself up into the air, landing next to that god 4.2 seconds later. During that 4.2 seconds, the allied god mitigates 25% of the damage it's taking. Enemies nearby when Athena lands take damage. Can escape being pulled. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] Bakasura exposes his head, regurgitating all of the minions consumed by his Eat Minion ability at his ground target location that slows enemy players. Bakasura's basic attacks become cone attacks and he is immune to crowd control for the duration. Cooldown: 90s
[Skill #2] Chang'e performs an evasive spin dance, unable to be hit during the action. For each tick of damage from an ability that was avoided, Chang'e restores mana to herself and her allies. Cooldown: 20/18/16/14/12s
[Ultimate] When Zhong Kui activates this ability, demons pulse out from his bag at nearby players every second for 5s. They chase and accelerate over time, doing damage to enemies and healing to allies as they enter the body. Zhong Kui is immunte to crowd control for the duration. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] He Bo transforms into a wave and crashes forward, damaging all enemies in his path. Can escape being pulled. Cooldown: 90s
[Skill #2] CLEANSE (Light Stance) - Hel buffs all allies at her ground target, removing all crowd control abilities instantly and protecting them from future ones for a short time. CC Immunity: .5 / .7 / .7 / 1.1 / 1.3 s Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 s
[Ultimate] Thanatos flaps his wings and goes airborne for 5s, unable to be hit. During this time, he move unimpeded with 100% additional speed and can click to pounce to his target location, dealing 90/125/160/195/230 (+80% of your physical power) damage. Enemies below a 24/28/32/36/40% health threshold are instantly killed. All others are stunned for 1s. Consumes 15% of Thanatos max hp when used. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] Chaac charges his lighting ax and unleashes a blast, silencing and damaging all enemies around him. While in the air, Chaac is immune to damage and CC. If triggered within range of Chaac's Ax from Thunder Strike, Storm Call will super-charge, dealing additional damage and also knocking up enemies. Cooldown: 90s
[Ultimate] You should know this one! 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 plus additional time for each enemy god hit by the ability. Can escape being pulled. Cooldown: 90s
Since the introduction of this item I didn't think much of it but since more and more people have started to use it I decided it is something to be wary off.
Soul Reaver is powerful and hits hard. Giving the owner 100 magical power at maximum, it's passive is what makes it dangerous.
PASSIVE - When a god takes damage from your abilities, they take 15% of their maximum health in additional damage. If multiple gods are hit, the damage is applied to the one with the greatest maximum health. This can only occur once every 60 seconds.
Any mage using this item should be approached carefully. Definitely when in the hands of Anubis, Ao Kuang, Freya, Hebo, Poseidon & Ra.
The following guides I find useful and have a wealth of information. Some of the item builds I don't agree with and this is simply my opinion. For example items that have stacks for minion or Gods kills are difficult to boost. Also items that don't supplement Ares passive can be a detriment. To build the best Ares possible you should reference a couple sources. Good luck!
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I'm merely a casual player but have played competitively in other games. I understand the new map has made the game more exciting to spectators with no shortage on ganks and things of that nature. In my mind the other MOBAs had always been assassin friendly and that's why I never bothered to play them. In the end I'd like to see a better balance returned to the Conquest map. I didn't play Smite for it to become similar to LOL or DOTA 2.
Aside from the map changes there are far too many people that rage in so called casual games also making the game unbearable. That's the end of my rant for now.. Thanks for reading.
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