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Hey everyone, and welcome to my first Smite God Guide on Ares, The God of War.
I hope that you all benefit from this guide, and that it improves and influences how you play Ares.
I prefer to play Ares as a Magical Damage Bruiser, although he can be played as a Pure Tank (however I think you would have to be really silly to build him as a pure tank). Ares is a great asset to any team, and can change the tides of a battle with his impressive skill set.
Just to let you guys know (if anyone is interested) I am Australian, yet come from Greek descent. I can speak Greek, and the title was influenced by the fact that Ares literally means "Avenger" in Greek.
Enjoy the guide!
Very good at chasing people down using Shackles.
Is tanky, yet can deal a lot of damage.
Very versatile- works well with many laning partners.
Amazing ult, which can change the tide of a group battle if used correctly.
Can hurt other tanks using Searing Flesh.
Usually is equipped with Aura items, which can support a team greatly.
Mana hungry from levels 1-10.
Can be easily countered with Purification Beads, as well as numerous god skills.
For abilities, you want to go with:
Yes and No.
In the early stages of the game be sure to keep and eye on your mana. My general rule is never to use a skill if you have under half mana, unless it will land you a kill or save your life. Running out of mana will mean you will have to recall, and will potentially result in XP loss. Rarely use Shackles at this stage, and don't overuse Searing Flesh. No Escape will be very effective at this stage in the game. Use it when your laning partners ultimate is also ready, and try and lead enemies towards your tower, then drag them into it with No Escape for easy kills.
Start using skills more frequently now. Now is the time where Shackles really shine. Use them to chase down enemy gods and secure kills. By this stage you should have pushed at least the first tower in your lane. Make sure to use [[Bolster Defenses}] when pushing towers. If you have pushed at least one tower, try to look to gank other lanes, especially mid. Pay attention to gank requests and pinging on the minimap. Feel free to start jungling buffs now, although as mentioned earlier, don't make it your main priority.
Your should have pushed both the towers in your lane by this stage. Look to eventually push the phoenix, and remember to use Bolster Defenses when doing so. At this stage you can also afford to spam Shackles, Searing Flesh and you should have Bolster Defenses activated whenever you are in the vicinity of a god. No Escape can be hurt at this stage, due to the fact that everyone will have enough gold to have bought Purification Beads at some point. Remember the 30 second window you have to use No Escape (48 seconds with Chronos' Pendant)!
Teamfights should be occurring the majority of the time during this stage in the game. Make sure you talk with your teammates, and coordinate your attacks, as well as letting your teammates know when you are going to use No Escape.
Ares is possibly my favourite god. His skill set is amazing, and he can be so much fun to play with, especially when built for damage output.
Thanks for taking the time to read my first Smitefire guide. I hope you have benefited from it and that it will have improved your understanding of how to play and build Ares.
Please let me know what you guys think of the guide, and I will continue to add new content to it and improve it based on your recommendations.
Also, feel free to ask any questions, as I am happily willing to answer any you have.
Thanks again, best of luck in game,
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