Released Oct 04, 2012
  • BLESSED PRESENCE (PASSIVE)

  • Each completed aura item that Ares owns grants him 40 additional magical power.
  • SHACKLES

  • Chains extend from Ares' shield, doing 25/45/65/85/105 )+15% of your magical power) magical damage to all enemies in its patc. Hitting a god shackles them to Ares, dealing the same damage every second for 4s while slowing them and buffing Ares by 20%. While shackled, Ares can fire a chain for free within 2s, max of 3. Cost - 70/75/80/85/90 mana. Cooldown - 15s.
  • BOLSTER DEFENSES

  • Ares strengthens the defenses of himself and all nearby allies, granting 15/20/25/30/35 physical and magical protection and reducing crowd control durations by 15/20/25/35% for 8 seconds. For each shackled enemy, the protection buffs are increased by 10. Cost - 60/65/70/75/80 mana. Cooldown - 13s.
  • SEARING FLESH

  • Flames pour forth from Ares' shield, engulfing enemies in a cone in front of him for 15/20/25/30/35 (+7% of your magical power) plus 1/1/2/2/3% of the target's max health as magical damage every .5s for 4s. Ares is immune to knockback for the duration. Cost - 55/60/65/70/75 mana. Cooldown - 12s.
  • NO ESCAPE

  • 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 200/275/350/425/500 (+40% of your magical power) magical damage and are stunned for 1s + .3s for each enemy god chained. Cost - 80/85/90/95/100 mana. Cooldown - 90s.

No Escape No Escape

  • This ability no longer increases in stun duration for amount of targets pulled.
  • Increased cooldown from 90s -> 100s.

General

  • Fixed sword and shield persisting after death.

Blessed Presence Blessed Presence

  • Fixed typo: Changed Ares' to Ares.

Blessed Presence Blessed Presence

  • Fixed an issue with Ward Stone activating this passive, as it’s intended only for each “completed”, or tier 3, aura item.

Bolster Defences Bolster Defences

  • Fixed a bug where the bonus from a shackled god was not expiring at the end of the shackles duration.

Shackles Shackles

  • Shackles now cause Arachne’s eggs to hatch.

Searing Flesh Searing Flesh

  • Now applies knockback to minions.

No Escape No Escape

  • Will now properly interrupt targets pulled by it.

Bolster Defenses Bolster Defenses

  • Post-Hit delay reduced from 0.3 to 0.1

General

  • His model has undergone artistic improvements.
  • Ares now has a basic attack progression of 1/.75/1/1.25.

Shackles

  • Fixed an issue where the 15% speed buff stack would only apply once.

No Escape No Escape

  • Now always triggers the cooldown, even if interrupted before completing.
  • The additional stun duration for each enemy hit by this ability has been reduced from 0.3s to 0.2s.

Shackles

  • The Shackle damage and cripple is now removed from targets when he dies.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes firing another Shackle wouldn’t actually fire.
  • Successive Shackles after the first can now be fired at twice the previous rate.
  • The ground target now properly highlights only one god at a time.

Bolster Defenses Bolster Defenses

  • Aura protections granted increased from 10/15/20/25/30 to 20/25/30/35/40

Shackles

  • An issue has been fixed that had Shackles lifestealing at 100% instead of 33%.

Shackles

  • Improvements to FX

Shackle

  • Fixed a bug when up very close, you’ll not be able to apply another Shackle.

Shackles

  • Movement abilities are no longer usable when players are shackled.

Shackles

  • Movement speed buff and debuff is 15% for all ranks.

Bolster Defenses Bolster Defenses

  • Protections increased by 10/15/20/25/30.
  • Crowd control durations are reduced by 10/15/20/25/30%.

No Escape No Escape

  • Stunned for 1s, +.3s for each enemy god hit by the ultimate.

Shackles

  • Movement speed buff and debuff has been increased from 10% to 15%.
  • Focus contribution has been increased from .1% to .15% per Focus.

Bolster Defenses Bolster Defenses

  • Protections have been increased:
  • Old - 2/4/6/8/10, increasing up to 20.
  • New - 5/10/15/20/25, increasing up to 40.

Blessed Presence Blessed Presence

  • Magical power bonus for completed aura items has been reduced from 40 to 30.

Bolster Defenses Bolster Defenses

  • Base protections reduced from 15/20/25/30/35 to 4/8/12/16/20.
  • Bonus protections from a shackled enemy reduced from 10 to 7.
  • Cooldown increased from 13s to 15s.

No Escape No Escape

  • While using his ultimate, Ares will move 50% slower.

Blessed Presence Blessed Presence

  • Is not affected by active item auras (Store Abilities).

Bolster Defenses Bolster Defenses

  • This ability no longer affects the Minotaur.

Shackles

  • If Ares hits an enemy god with Shackles, the next chain now doesn’t consume mana, as was originally intended.