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.

General

  • Ares wants to fight often and early. With one of the lowest base protections of other Guardians he struggles with the damage from minions that comes with this playstyle. A minor increase in his Base Physical Protections will help him be more effective and less prone to an early death.
  • Increased Base Physical Protection from 17 -> 20.

General

  • Ares is an aggressive support, but in the recent meta he has struggled to exert that pressure in the early game. Shackles will now deal increased damage to minions, allowing skilled Ares players to help clear the wave while tagging enemy gods with Shackles.

Shackles Shackles

  • Increased Minion Damage Dealt from 25/45/65/85/105 -> 50/70/90/110/130.

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.