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Ares (S9 Conquest Support)

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8.5
by AmoralOne updated January 21, 2022

Smite God: Ares

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Ares Build

Standard Build

Notes For your actives start with Blink Rune Then get another team fight active

Notes

For your actives start with Blink Rune Then get another team fight active

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Amulet of the Stronghold Amulet of the Stronghold
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Mantle of Discord Mantle of Discord
Build Item Scorching Blink Rune Scorching Blink Rune
Build Item Belt of the Berserker Belt of the Berserker

Triple Aura Build

Notes For your actives start with Blink Rune Then get another team fight active

Notes

For your actives start with Blink Rune Then get another team fight active

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Amulet of the Stronghold Amulet of the Stronghold
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Pridwen Pridwen
Build Item Scorching Blink Rune Scorching Blink Rune
Build Item Belt of the Berserker Belt of the Berserker

Situational Items

Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Heartward Amulet Heartward Amulet
Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Winged Blade Winged Blade
Build Item Relic Dagger Relic Dagger
Build Item Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
Build Item Spear of the Magus Spear of the Magus
Build Item Divine Ruin Divine Ruin
Build Item Bulwark of Hope Bulwark of Hope

Situational Items

Build Item Hastened Wings Hastened Wings
Build Item Temporal Beads Temporal Beads
Build Item Blighted Ankh Blighted Ankh
Build Item Phantom Shell Phantom Shell

Ares's Skill Order

Shackles

1 X Y
Shackles
2 4 6 7 9

Bolster Defenses

2 A B
Bolster Defenses
3 13 14 15 16

Searing Flesh

3 B A
Searing Flesh
1 8 10 11 12

No Escape

4 Y X
No Escape
5 17 18 19 20
Shackles
2 4 6 7 9

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
Bolster Defenses
3 13 14 15 16

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
Searing Flesh
1 8 10 11 12

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
No Escape
5 17 18 19 20

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 Threats

Tap each threat level to view Ares’s threats

Max
0
Major
0
Even
0
Minor
1
Tiny
0

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When Not To Pick Ares / When To Pick Ares

Ares is one of those gods that does not see a lot of play time, and a lot of players will write this god off as bad, or tell you to play another god. In some cases they are correct. Ares has lost a lot of value over the years because more, and more gods have access to some form of CC immunity in their respected kits. This makes Ares far less valuable into most comps. However this does not make Ares useless, and a "dead" pick as some would call it.

You want to do your best to not play Ares if the enemy teams back liners each have a CC immune ult. For example if the enemy team has a Scylla, and a Rama you will not see a ton of value in your ult because each of those gods will have a set of Beads for actives, and if their beads are down, they are able to ult your ult, and in a lot of cases you will not be taking a favorable trade.

You want to play Ares when you see your enemy lock in something like a Merlin, and Cupid. These two gods do not have a cc immune ult, so they will be heavily reliant on their beads to keep them from being pulled. Its always nice if your team will get the beads for you with their own CC, but it is okay if you blink ult these carries to get their actives. You ult will come back up before the enemies beads are off of cooldown. Take advantage of this, point out to your team that X carry does not have beads, and either look to pick this person off, or force a gold fury fight, or fire giant fight. If the carry steps up you are then able to ult them, and they will be pulled back into you, and die from the follow up on your team.

You are usually going to pick Ares as a counter pick into gods that do not have CC immune ults as we discussed above. So this pick is best left till your 4th or 5th pick in the draft, otherwise the enemy will see your Ares pick early enough to build around you, and you will be useless during your game.

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1
Vlonesaid | December 14, 2021 6:39pm
(y)
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AmoralOne (8) | May 9, 2021 2:09pm
Note for anyone looking at this, and wondering why Compassion is there: Compassion is an aura item, even though its listed here as a passive.
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Djmowsheep | April 27, 2021 6:41pm
Helpful
1
Xxbloodxwingxx | January 31, 2021 10:04pm
REALLY GOOD FOR ARENA
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