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Ares Situational Builds

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Smite God: Ares

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Against Physical Damage team
Against Physical Damage team Against Magic Damage team Hybrid Build for both Physical and Magical damage Damage Build (In Testing)

Purchase Order

Starting build

Build Item Reinforced Greaves (Deleted) Reinforced Greaves (Deleted)
Build Item Reinforced Greaves (Deleted) Reinforced Greaves (Deleted)
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Reinforced Greaves (Deleted) Reinforced Greaves (Deleted)

Core Build

Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Mystical Mail Mystical Mail
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion
Build Item Hide of the Nemean Lion Hide of the Nemean Lion

Optional Damage items end game

Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Gem of Isolation Gem of Isolation
Build Item Warlock's Staff Warlock's Staff

Optional Defense items end game

Build Item Magi's Cloak Magi's Cloak
Build Item Breastplate of Valor Breastplate of Valor
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes

Ability Items

Build Item Meditation Cloak Meditation Cloak
Build Item Heavenly Agility Heavenly Agility
Build Item Purification Beads (Old) Purification Beads (Old)


Build Item Elixir of Defense Elixir of Defense
Build Item Potion of Magical Might Potion of Magical Might

Ares's Skill Order



1 X
1 4 6 7 10
Bolster Defenses

Bolster Defenses

2 A
3 15 16 18 19
Searing Flesh

Searing Flesh

3 B
2 8 11 12 14
No Escape

No Escape

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20


Hi Puss here with a new guide to Ares the Chain Master.
Hope you enjoy my Guide to ares and give me some feedback on how you liked the build and what items you liked and didnt like.

Pros / Cons


    Great Crowd Control
    Can pull targets under tower
    Deals high damage if Shackles is stacked
    Can easily be locked down
    Mana issues early game
    Can easily be pushed in lane early games


Max out his Shackles immediately then focus on No Escape and Burning Flesh

Only attempt to kill target if health is low or Shackle is stacked 3x on target and Burning flesh is up.

Your Combo is

    Burning Flesh
    Then No Escape if low (if not low health save ult for better use)


In this guild is will explain each build and why i use them.

Build 1
If enemy team is 4/5 physical Damage i would probably go with no magic protection and focus on the physical protection. End game really depends on most my Builds what your going to finish your build with. if your ahead and just don't need protection i have items you can use for more damage or more defense if not doing so well in game.

Build 2
Same as Build 1 just switched from 4/5 physical enemies to magical. i didn't really place optional for end build because i thought those were most effective against magic users.

Build 3

More of a hybrid build against either 3/5 physical or 3/5 magical enemies
Both kinda lean towards having a little more physical or magical defense then each other.
this build worked awesome and ask you to try it. any build works just this one i kinda still mess with.

Build 4
still working on most output and defense. i want health and mana with this build but really dont know if its worth going with. Maybe i should just add more damage and hope to kill targets faster.

Anyway try them all out and add comments would love to know how each build worked for you.

Team Work

Ares plays A big part in teamwork, if you cant play around your teammates or kinda know what there reactions are by lvl 20 i would surrender unless your like me and play till the end because i just stay for the fun. I find the best way to work with teammates is watch there lane if you see that there enemy has 50% health or less jump in and get the slows out but remember that this is his lane and if u see he can get the kill then leave the kill for him. As Ares your trying to get your team fed not yourself. And sure if your chains accidently kill the target then what can u do right :). As ares though you need to be aggressive or you will lose lanes and teammates, if you see that u can save a teammate and get out alive or get him out alive i would probably do it. I have played alot of games and spotted my teammate getting picked on by all five enemies so i jumped in and chained them all some had beads some didn't but it left an opening for him to retreat and i just followed behind him taking the hits with shield up and my agility banner up. Got a ty and we won that match because of aggressive and defensive tactics.

Stay Away from

If you ever get in a game and you see Enemy combos like Odin And Zues or Arachne and Odin Switch lanes with a teammate with leap asap the Odin and Zues Combo for sure. Odin locks you in and Zues ults inside Odins ult if done correctly by them they murder you early game and Same Goes with Arachne and Odin Can be pulled under tower then ulted by odin for tower hits and gods damage. but atleast with Arachne and Odin theres a chance of survival.

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Milky (7) | October 27, 2012 3:59am
The "Stay Away From" segment is poorly thought out.

If you get landed with what the community considers to be an "overpowered" combination of gods, then deal with it. Ares is a support tank, by switching lanes with potentially your AD carry just to save your life, your AD carry has an increased risk of dying which results in a lack of levelling for your AD carry.

Always think about the team when playing a support role. That statement is just selfish. And to be honest, I'd be more scared of Sobek/Cupid or Sobek with an AD carry.

You'll do more damage with the complete recommended Ares build rather than that damage build, because of Ares' passive.
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