Lets do a run down of this guys skills. First up
This is pretty self explanatory, buy an item with aura like Void Stone
and you get an additional 30 magical power, making it easier to stack defensive items with aura and being still able to dish it out.
The bread and butter, what makes the world go round. Shoots a chain straight in front of you. hitting all minions in its way until it connects with a God. If you chain a God you are able to use another Shackles
for up to 2s after for free having up to 3 Shackles
out at one time. Each Shackles
doing damage every second for 4s and slowing them by 15% for EACH shackles attached to that God. This works great for Gods like Loki
that disappear because the chain is still visible when he is not.
This skill is amazing and I when I see other Ares
playing they don't use this to its full potential. When used it increase you and your allies magical and physical protection and lowers the duration of CC abilities on you to decrease in duration for 8s. Also note that if you have a Shackles
on a God you and your allies get an additional 7 protection. Unfortunately this bonus does not stack but you are able to Shackles
> Bolster Defenses
Pretty simple ability, For every .5s you deal a set damage to enemies in a cone in front of you and a % of their max health all awhile being immune to knock backs. This last for 4s and can be cancelled prematurely...just like Firefly :(.
When using this ability you will have target ring around you once activated you will chain yourself to any enemy God in that ring and throwing yourself in the air. Should be noted that you can be damaged while in the air. After 2.5s you will slam into the ground pulling everyone changed in and stunning them for 1s+ a .2s increase for each God chained. Super nasty assist when you have ally Gods with nasty AoE damage like Scylla
and Release The Kraken!
or even Hou Yi
along with others.
How do they work with each other?
When playing Ares
you have to get a feel for your Shackles
, once you have mastered placing those the rest will just fall in. head towards your target and hit them with you Shackles
and then use your Bolster Defenses
apply your 2nd and 3rd Shackles
and chase your target with your Searing Flesh
This is allowing you to get that chance through enemy Gods with allies with higher defense and go for that kill. In all likelihood your being chased yourself. That Shackles
target is getting away from you! Oh no you don't! No Escape
doing damage and pulling that bad boy and all Gods around you in and allowing your teammate to clear up your mess.
You want a quick start to that push? Well here use your blink(90s cooldown) to get in that fight and hit that enemy team up with a No Escape
(90s cooldown with no reduction) walking back to your team and dropping that tasty treat right in front of them. it was like they were made for each other!
More then 1 enemy in front of you? don't why not give each one one of your Shackles
, Bolster Defenses
and hit them with a No Escape
placing them infront of you for a nicely timed Searing Flesh
to finish them off.
One thing i must say about No Escape is DO NOT just walk into a middle of a group and use it. doing so alerts the enemy of your intent greatly increasing the chance of them remembering their beads. work your way in with your Shackles or Searing Flesh