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This is my very first guide so it might not be up to your standards I'm happy to hear any Constructive Criticism and any other thoughts you guys have. PS the guide is very long I wanted to cover a heap of stuff (sorry if you cant get through it all).
So I have found this build works quite well and I would like to put it out there for everyone. Sure it might not be formal and junk like most guides are but hey I'm just a gamer guy who enjoys playing Smite who needs fancy for that?
Anyway Ares is the Greek god of war which I'm sure most of you know he has a thing with Aphrodite and creates a whole bunch of interesting children with her.
But anyway none of that really matters lets get back to this build I'm telling you all about.
Ares is a melee magical god (with attack progression "oh yay fun!") he quite possibly has the most amazing and trolly ult in the game (I will outline that later) and his bolster defenses is great for a little protection buff and some amazing CC reduction.
So a few things I would like to say straight away I never advocate a set 1 build nor do I advocate a set purchase order/skill level up order I find that I build my items and skills based entirely off the way the enemy plays however personally I like to get my Heartward and Sovereignty because it gives me and my buddies some good sustain and buying these 2 items might not work for you really I'm just posting a finished build and the way you build up to it is all up to you :).
Ares ult will cool down in 90 seconds and also has a further 2.5 seconds until it will pull them so effectively it takes 92.5 seconds to apply the crowd control which is also purification beads (or simply referred to as beads) cool down in 90 seconds this means you probably won't be getting anyone with your ults pull its up to you if you really care but without his ult he has lost a lot of his presence. With 10% cool down you will be ready every 82 seconds giving you 8 seconds to definitely land the ult and with 25% cool down that my build provides you're ult will cool down at 67.5 seconds giving you 22.5 seconds to land the ult.
Well if you made it this far I'm glad I haven't lost your interested or maybe you are just reading this to get to the good stuff?
Anyway I would like to outline his abilities and my personal thoughts on them.
Ares passive gives him a unique edge on the battle field granting him power from items that wouldn't usually give other gods power and granting more power on top of an item in other cases.
Well we all know that bead will save you and so will greater aegis and select gods that get CC immunity in their Kit. But that doesn't mean its useless because his ult gets a heap of attention you can use it as an intimidation tool to force them into spending gold on beads over other items; you can lock down one of their active slots too. When you use your ult chances are they will counter it meaning you have either made them use their escape or their active and now chances are they are running scared or charging you like there no tomorrow, this means your teammates will be able to attack with a lot more confidence. This may not sound like a great thing but it can be, you can use it to initiate for you team, bait out their escapes, tie up some of their gold and if used carefully can secure kills that most people wouldn't be able to (the damage at the end). Now a lot of people like to blink and use his ult; that works great, but it also might put you in a sticky situation being up to 55+ ft away from everyone in the middle of the enemies and moving 50% slower due to your ult; but all in all this is a very solid tactic that will lead to you being quite successful if you communicate with your team. Another way I like to use his ult is to run; in shackle everyone I can; pop my bolster defenses for up to 61 each late game and then ult; this will give you a little more chance of surviving if they turn around and try to kill you while you are in the air; it also stops most gods from jumping out of your reach before you get to ult because of the cripple on his shackles. Experiment with his ult and find your ideal combo because it is tricky to land some times. Also a final little note is that shield of the underworld is great if they start to attack you during your ult.
Okay so you know how most things will stop someone from returning to base? Well Ares is the exception.
If you time his ult just right as somebody is basing you will land an ult chain on them, they will return to base but the chain will still be connected to them; it will then pull them from their fountain through the map no matter how far the distance. This also works with gods that try to wall off their escape; you will bring them back right through their wall.
Basic Attack Damage: 194
Magical Power: 541
Magical Life Steal: 25%
Physical Defense: 152
Magical Defense: 128
Cool Dowm: 25%
Attack Speed: 1.12
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