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You Can Take Down the God of War, but Not Before He Kills You!

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Smite God: Ares

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Chains! Chains! And More Chains!
Chains! Chains! And More Chains! Was That Supposed to Hurt?! Pfft! Defense?! Naw!

Purchase Order

The Balanced Tank

Build Item Shoes of Focus Shoes of Focus
Build Item Sovereignty Sovereignty
Build Item Chronos' Pendant Chronos' Pendant
Build Item Void Stone Void Stone
Build Item Hide of the Urchin Hide of the Urchin
Build Item Rod of Tahuti Rod of Tahuti
Build Item Greater Blink Greater Blink
Build Item Greater Sprint Greater Sprint

Ares's Skill Order



1 X
1 4 7 10 14
Bolster Defenses

Bolster Defenses

2 A
2 11 16 18 19
Searing Flesh

Searing Flesh

3 B
3 6 8 12 15
No Escape

No Escape

4 Y
5 9 13 17 20

Hello, and thanks for reading my 1st Guide

I have so much excitement for the 1st guide I ever posted! I acknowledge that it might not be to your liking, so if I made any errors, please post in the comments (But politely please!!!) I have posted 3 different builds, a balanced, an offensive, and a defensive/support. Personally, the balanced works best for me. I'm sorry if it wasn't complex, like build starter, sell this, buy that, but I think of Ares as a straight-forward god, and so far the builds work! With balanced I can usually range 5-15 kills, defensive I can range 1-7, and offensive about 3-10. Again, I thank you for your support and taking your time to read this!

The Balanced Soldier

This is a build that I can be proud of. It works effectively and without err. Ares is ****py early game, so I suggest, get a mage with insane area damage like Zeus, Kuk, Ra, or all and combo with your ult. (Blink in then ult.) If you chain 5, you are at least guaranteed 1 kill. Don't focus chains all on 1. Do 3 different gods, so you have better chances. From there use your 3rd and wait for a kill. Later game, after you get rod, this build will be amazing. Don't solo too much. You can tank towers for about 10 seconds, you can tank a mob for the same amount of time, and you can dish out a good amount of damage--150+ chains--3 chains--Damage over time--25-60 damage with flames. Bide your time and eventually, you can get well fed and kills very easily!

That Support Makes me cry

In the second build, you have mostly defense and a little power. I would only recommend using this if you have a whole team of assassins, or if you're about to lose and you want to make a desperate last attempt to backdoor with a friend. In my opinion, this build isn't very useful, but those who excel at defensive playing--prove me wrong!

Offense is the best Defense

For those of you who play offensive, this build is just for you! Although it might be a pain to get the early money, (and although Ares is ****py early game {lvls. 1-4}), once you get you rod, you'll become unstoppable! Show your enemies NO MERCY! You're gonna be pretty squishy, but not enough that you'll die like that Loki a second ago... If you want, you can subsitute the Spirit Robe for a power item, but personally, I think you need a little defense.

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TenPace (3) | January 13, 2016 11:41pm
JKim18X wrote:

Well, I usually only play with him in Arena or Assault where there isn't really any roles.

For have a second I only looked at the build, and I thought "Why do I have a problem with this?"

Then I remembered: the skills.

Around the time I joined this site, I had a pretty lengthy discussion with a friend about whether it's better to make all your skills good enough, or get the maximum power from your best abilities. I lost that discussion, and since then I've played my Ares way differently.

Try maxing Shackles right after putting 1 point into all your other abilities. Then Searing Flesh, and you can prioritize Bolster Defenses and No Escape as you see fit (I do Bolster Defenses because I generally play support, and the damage from No Escape is negligible). The reason being its better to have one ability doing great damage on a better cooldown then to have a few good enough abilities on standard cooldown ( Ares probably isn't the best example for the cooldown reasoning, but I do find that leveled Shackles and basic Searing Flesh do much better than average Shackles and Searing Flesh).

As for the items, they look pretty good. I like to have Mystical Mail when I play "Warrior Ares," but that's up to you. Mystical Mail + Void Stone = 60 free power, just for being Ares, and good damage to anyone who happens to be near you.
ArchAngel2303 | January 13, 2016 8:50pm
What your forgetting is his passive so u build 3 defence items with auras 1 situational aura and then soul reaver and rod because area is a warrior
JKim18X | January 13, 2016 3:45pm
Well, I usually only play with him in Arena or Assault where there isn't really any roles.
TenPace (3) | January 13, 2016 8:46am
You do what works for you pal, but personally I think most of it could use some work. Where do you usually play Ares? Support, Solo, or other?
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