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The Best Bruiser Support Build

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by BrotherAshton updated September 27, 2022

Smite God: Ares

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Ares Build

Starter

Notes Buy 5 health potions and a HOG. If there is a baron on your team, then buy the brew instead. I would get Cloak of Meditation as your first relic. If you'll need an Ankh later on, I would go blink as your first relic for your ultimate and then get Ankh as your second.

Notes

Buy 5 health potions and a HOG. If there is a baron on your team, then buy the brew instead. I would get Cloak of Meditation as your first relic. If you'll need an Ankh later on, I would go blink as your first relic for your ultimate and then get Ankh as your second.

Build Item Sentinel's Gift Sentinel's Gift
Build Item Glowing Emerald Glowing Emerald
Build Item Healing Potion Healing Potion
Build Item Hand of the Gods Hand of the Gods
Build Item Cloak of Meditation Cloak of Meditation

The Best Bruiser Support Build

Notes This build utilizes Ares's passive to its full potential. All 6 items are aura items which gives Ares 180 power in total. That's as much as a fully stacked Book of Thoth! Ares gets a total power number of 280 before Fire Giant and elixir/potion buffs. This gives him an almost 50% damage increase to both his shackles and searing flesh abilities. This build gives you 30% cooldown also. You can get the other 10% from a potion of power in the late game. With his 2, Ares will have max or close to max protections, 40% CCR, and 45 HP5. The aura buffs from your 2 and your items that you give to allies is insane. Assuming your are sharing Sentinel's Embrace protections amongst all 5 team members and no protection shackle bonus for the 2, every teammate will have 66 protections, 20 physical power or 30 magical power, 10% physical life steal or 12% magical life steal, 30% attack speed, 45 HP5, and 30% CCR. That's a lot of useful buffs. If it were just one other teammate you were around and you have a full shackle bonus, that one teammate will get 111 protections which is just absurd. Enemies near you also get some debuffs. 25% attack speed reduction and 15% decrease in physical power. These debuffs will make ADCs and assassins less scary and easier for your team to fight them. The Jade Emperor's Crown is a great late game item because it scales. If the enemy assassin has 400 power, you're taking away a whole 60 power! That's just about a heartseeker's amount of power. If they have 600 from buffs and whatnot, you'll take away 90! It's a very strong late game item on Ares. Overall, this build just checks all the boxes and I seriously think it cannot get better than this at the moment.

Notes

This build utilizes Ares's passive to its full potential. All 6 items are aura items which gives Ares 180 power in total. That's as much as a fully stacked Book of Thoth! Ares gets a total power number of 280 before Fire Giant and elixir/potion buffs. This gives him an almost 50% damage increase to both his shackles and searing flesh abilities. This build gives you 30% cooldown also. You can get the other 10% from a potion of power in the late game. With his 2, Ares will have max or close to max protections, 40% CCR, and 45 HP5. The aura buffs from your 2 and your items that you give to allies is insane. Assuming your are sharing Sentinel's Embrace protections amongst all 5 team members and no protection shackle bonus for the 2, every teammate will have 66 protections, 20 physical power or 30 magical power, 10% physical life steal or 12% magical life steal, 30% attack speed, 45 HP5, and 30% CCR. That's a lot of useful buffs. If it were just one other teammate you were around and you have a full shackle bonus, that one teammate will get 111 protections which is just absurd. Enemies near you also get some debuffs. 25% attack speed reduction and 15% decrease in physical power. These debuffs will make ADCs and assassins less scary and easier for your team to fight them. The Jade Emperor's Crown is a great late game item because it scales. If the enemy assassin has 400 power, you're taking away a whole 60 power! That's just about a heartseeker's amount of power. If they have 600 from buffs and whatnot, you'll take away 90! It's a very strong late game item on Ares. Overall, this build just checks all the boxes and I seriously think it cannot get better than this at the moment.

Build Item Sentinel's Embrace Sentinel's Embrace
Build Item Gauntlet of Thebes Gauntlet of Thebes
Build Item Pythagorem's Piece Pythagorem's Piece
Build Item Shogun's Kusari Shogun's Kusari
Build Item Witchblade Witchblade
Build Item Jade Emperor's Crown Jade Emperor's Crown
Build Item Chalice of Healing Chalice of Healing
Build Item Chalice of the Oracle Chalice of the Oracle

Situational Items

Notes If you need anti-heal, swap Jade Emperor's Crown with either Contagion or Pestilence, depending on what type of protections you'll need more of. If you don't need anti-heal and the enemy team has one or zero high damage physical gods, then go void stone instead of Jade Emperor's Crown.

Notes

If you need anti-heal, swap Jade Emperor's Crown with either Contagion or Pestilence, depending on what type of protections you'll need more of. If you don't need anti-heal and the enemy team has one or zero high damage physical gods, then go void stone instead of Jade Emperor's Crown.

Build Item Contagion Contagion
Build Item Pestilence Pestilence
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone

Relic

Notes Don't upgrade your relics until you have all of your items. Upgrading the blink into a greater blink when you can is a good thing to do though to have better ultimates.

Notes

Don't upgrade your relics until you have all of your items. Upgrading the blink into a greater blink when you can is a good thing to do though to have better ultimates.

Build Item Cloak of Ascetic Cloak of Ascetic
Build Item Corrupted Blink Rune Corrupted Blink Rune
Build Item Blighted Ankh Blighted Ankh

Ares's Skill Order

Shackles

1 X Y
Shackles
2 3 6 7 9

Bolster Defenses

2 A B
Bolster Defenses
4 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 3 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. Jungle Camps take an extra +40% damage.

Ability Type: Projectile
Minion Damage: 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 / 150 (+15% of your Magical Power)
God Damage per Tick: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 (+15% 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
4 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

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Major
2
Even
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Minor
1
Tiny
0

Ares Synergies

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Ideal
3
Strong
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Low
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OOJuice | October 3, 2022 2:01pm
this is a very good build and i will use this build again 10/10
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BrotherAshton | October 3, 2022 2:27pm
Why thank you very much :)
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OOJuice | October 3, 2022 8:39pm
I've played like 10 games with this build and this is super solid. This needs to be seen more.
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Tmill | July 3, 2022 10:30am
How do you know what items slots to put them in
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Branmuffin17 (374) | July 3, 2022 10:37am
Can you elaborate on your question? Not sure what you mean here. Typically you'd build in the order the creator suggests, which is an order that makes sense. In the situational items group, read the notes they have, as it explains where you might sub these items in, and when.
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