Ares

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Ares
Ares.png
Info
Title God of War
Relations Zeus (Father)

Hera (Mother)

Poseidon (Uncle)

Hades (Uncle)

Demeter (Aunt)

Athena (Half-Sister)

Artemis (Half-Sister)

Dionysus (Half-Brother)

Hermes (Half-Brother)

Zagreus (Cousin)

Affiliation Mount Olympus
Voice Cyrus Nemati
You've got quite the fighting spirit in you there, I have to say. Most intriguing, and yet no surprise for someone born in hell itself. You come on out of there, and tell me all about it. I'm a fellow student of death, you see.
~ Ares

Ares is the Olympian God of war. Unlike the more strategically-oriented Athena, Ares' domain is the physical, violent, and untamed aspects of warfare.

He offers boons to Zagreus, which can increase his ability damage, inflict his signature Status Curse, Doom, or create Blade Rifts which deal rapid damage to enemies who walk into them.

Ares boons deal high amounts of damage over time, either by keeping enemies inside Blade Rifts, or by continuously applying Doom to enemies.

His signature Status Curse is Doom, which causes enemies to take a large amount of damage shortly after being inflicted, consuming the Curse. Ares also offers boons which increase the effectiveness of his Status Curse itself, such as Dire Misfortune.

Affinity[edit | edit source]

If given Nectar, Ares will give you Blood-Filled Vial.

Ares' affinity gauge is maxed out at 7 hearts.

Favor[edit | edit source]

Ares' favor requires completing the War-God's Bloodlust prophecy and slaying at minimum 10,000 enemies total. The affinity gauge will not immediately unlock upon completing the prophecy, but rather from a dialogue with Ares a few encounters later.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

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'...Although my heart has long since stopped, it yet holds love in it for all the gods, save one, the one who made and ruined me as well. I have no kind words to impart to him, except, perhaps, in form of this concession: War, much like the heavens and the sea, can be considered as a force of nature. It keeps men down; they will never grow too plentiful, this way, or near as mighty as the gods. And yet, men worship Ares willingly; they are so much like him. I should know. I was a warrior myself. Only in death do I begin to fully grasp my wrongs.'

Quotes[edit | edit source]

For quotes and dialogue regarding Ares, please refer to Ares/Quotes.

Ares' boon flowchart
Ares' duo boon chart

Boons[edit | edit source]

Boon Description Rarity Notes Prerequisites
Curse of Agony.png
Curse of Agony
Your Attack inflicts Doom.
Common:
  • Curse Damage: 50
Rare:
  • Curse Damage: 75
Epic:
  • Curse Damage: 100
Heroic:
  • Curse Damage: 125
Tier 1
  • Curse Delay: 1.1 Sec.
None
Curse of Pain.png
Curse of Pain
Your Special inflicts Doom.
Common:
  • Curse Damage: 60
Rare:
  • Curse Damage: 80
Epic:
  • Curse Damage: 100
Heroic:
  • Curse Damage: 120
Tier 1
  • Curse Delay: 1.1 Sec.
None
Slicing Shot.png
Slicing Shot
Your Cast sends a Blade Rift hurling ahead.
Common:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 20
Rare:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 22
Epic:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 24
Heroic:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 26
Tier 1
  • Duration: 4 Sec.
  • Damage Interval: 0.2 Sec.
  • Damage Radius: 150
  • Speed: 250
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
None
Slicing Shot.png
Slicing Flare
Your Cast sends a large Blade Rift hurling ahead for a brief time.
Common:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 30
Rare:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 36
Epic:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 42
Heroic:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 46
Tier 1 Unique to Aspect of Beowulf
Blade Dash.png
Blade Dash
Your Dash creates a Blade Rift where you started.
Common:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 10
Rare:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 12
Epic:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 14
Heroic:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 16
Tier 1
  • Duration: 0.7 Sec.
  • Damage Interval: 0.1 Sec.
  • Damage Radius: 150
None
Ares' Aid.png
Ares' Aid
Your Call turns you into an Impervious Blade Rift for 1.2 Sec.
Common:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 30
Rare:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 38
Epic:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 45
Heroic:
  • Rift Damage per Hit: 53
Tier 1
  • Wrath Cost: 50
  • Max Gauge Bonus 6 Sec
None
Curse of Vengeance.png
Curse of Vengeance
After you take damage, inflict Doom on surrounding foes.
Common:
  • Revenge Damage: 100
Rare:
  • Revenge Damage: 120
Epic:
  • Revenge Damage: 140
Heroic:
  • Revenge Damage: 160
Tier 1
  • Effect Radius: 450
  • Curse Delay: 1.1 Sec.
None
Urge to Kill.png
Urge to Kill
Your Attack, Special, and Cast deal more damage.
Common:
  • Attack, Special, and Cast Damage: +10%
Rare:
  • Attack, Special, and Cast Damage: +13%
Epic:
  • Attack, Special, and Cast Damage: +16%
Heroic:
  • Attack, Special, and Cast Damage: +19%
Tier 1 None
Battle Rage.png
Battle Rage
After slaying a foe, your next Attack or Special deals more damage.
Common:
  • Damage Bonus: +100%
Rare:
  • Damage Bonus: +150%
Epic:
  • Damage Bonus: +200%
Heroic:
  • Damage Bonus: +250%
Tier 1 None
Blood Frenzy.png
Blood Frenzy
After using Death Defiance, deal more damage that encounter.
Common:
  • Damage Bonus: +15%
Rare:
  • Damage Bonus: +22%
Epic:
  • Damage Bonus: +30%
Heroic:
  • Damage Bonus: +37%
Tier 1
  • This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
None
Black Metal.png
Black Metal
Your Blade Rift powers deal damage in a wider area.
Common:
  • Bonus Area of Effect: +20%
Rare:
  • Bonus Area of Effect: +22%
Epic:
  • Bonus Area of Effect: +24%
Heroic:
  • Bonus Area of Effect: +26%
Tier 2 Slicing Flare / Slicing Shot, Blade Dash, or Ares' Aid,
Engulfing Vortex.png
Engulfing Vortex
Your Blade Rift effects last longer and pull foes in.
Common:
  • Rift Duration: +0.2 Sec.
Rare:
  • Multiplier: +0.3 Sec.
Epic:
  • Multiplier: +0.4 Sec.
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: +0.5 Sec.
Tier 2
  • This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
Slicing Flare / Slicing Shot, Blade Dash, or Ares' Aid
Dire Misfortune.png
Dire Misfortune
Your Doom effects deal more damage when applied multiple times.
Common:
  • Bonus Damage per Curse: 10
Rare:
  • Bonus Damage per Curse: 12
Epic:
  • Bonus Damage per Curse: 14
Heroic:
  • Bonus Damage per Curse: 16
Tier 2
  • This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
Curse of Agony or Curse of Pain
Impending Doom.png
Impending Doom
Your Doom effects deal more damage, after +0.5 Sec.
Common:
  • Bonus Doom Damage: +60%
Rare:
  • Damage Bonus: +65%
Epic:
  • Damage Bonus: +70%
Heroic:
  • Damage Bonus: +75%
Tier 2 Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, or Curse of Vengeance
Vicious Cycle.png
Vicious Cycle
Your Blade Rift effects deal more damage for each consecutive hit.
  • Damage Increase per Hit: 2
Legendary Tier 3 Black Metal or Engulfing Vortex
Curse of Longing.png
Curse of Longing
Your Doom effects continuously strike Weak foes.
  • Successive Hit Damage: 50%
Duo (Aphrodite) One of each:
  • Ares: Curse of Agony or Curse of Pain
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot / Passion Flare, or Passion Dash
Hunting Blades.png
Hunting Blades
Your Cast creates a faster Blade Rift that seeks the nearest foe.
  • Seek Duration: 3.3 Sec.
Duo (Artemis)
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf.
  • Cannot be combined with Freezing Vortex.
One of each:
  • Ares: Slicing Shot or Slicing Flare
  • Artemis: Deadly Strike, Deadly Flourish, Hunter Dash, or Artemis' Aid,
Merciful End.png
Merciful End
Your attacks that can Deflect immediately activate Doom effects.
  • Doom Combo Damage: 40
Duo (Athena) One of each:
  • Ares: Curse of Agony or Curse of Pain
  • Athena: Divine Strike or Divine Flourish
Freezing Vortex.png
Freezing Vortex
Your Cast inflicts Chill, but is smaller and moves slower.
  • Blade Rift size -15%
Duo (Demeter)
  • Cannot be combined with Hunting Blades
One of each:
  • Ares: Slicing Shot / Slicing Flare
  • Demeter: Frost Strike, Frost Flourish, Mistral Dash, or Demeter's Aid
Curse of Nausea.png
Curse of Nausea
Your Hangover effects deal damage faster.
  • Damage Rate: .5 sec -> .35 sec
Duo (Dionysus) One of each:
  • Ares: Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, or Curse of Vengeance
  • Dionysus: Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus' Aid
Curse of Drowning.png
Curse of Drowning
Your Cast is a pulse that deals damage to foes around you.
  • Pulses per Cast: 3
Duo (Poseidon)
  • Cannot be combined with Mirage Shot or Blizzard Shot
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Hera
One of each
  • Ares: Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, Blade Dash, or Ares' Aid
  • Poseidon: Flood Shot or Flood Flare
Vengeful Mood.png
Vengeful Mood
Your Revenge attacks sometimes occur without taking damage.
  • Auto-Revenge Rate: 3 Sec.
Duo (Zeus) One of each:
  • Ares: Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, Slicing Shot / Slicing Flare, Blade Dash, or Ares' Aid
  • Zeus: Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot / Thunder Flare, Thunder Dash, or Zeus' Aid
  • Revenge boon: Wave of Despair, Curse of Vengeance, Holy Shield, Frozen Touch, or Heaven's Vengeance

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Additional notes[edit | edit source]

For additional information on Ares that does not pertain to Hades, see Wikipedia's article: Ares