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AresPrime
Rarity Base Stats Price Unlock
Gold 1,200/900 Achieving Top 5% In Online Battle Seasons N/A
Passive To The Death: When Ares performs the God Smack special, it shocks opponents causing them to LOSE the ability to BLOCK for a limited time.

Ares is the first Online Battle season rewards character. He cannot be unlocked, and can only be obtained in limited quantities by ranking high in his online season(s). Eliting him thus takes a very long time and cannot be done with Power Credits. With Ares dealing high amounts of damage and having a deadly passive, it's no wonder he's been held back for the longest time and is highly sought after in multiplayer seasons.

StrategyEdit

Ares Prime is a character with decently high base damage and a special 2, God Smack, that shocks his target for 10 seconds, thus making the whole enemy team lose their ability to block. If God Smack disables blocking, other opponents will also be unable to block, even if the previous opponent is knocked out subsequent to (but not directly by) the use of God Smack, or if they tag in by themselves. If God Smack itself deals the knockout blow, the block disable will not be passed to the next opponent. If the opponent is knocked out from Ares' basic attacks and God Smack is used right away on the next character that tags in, the special itself will miss, but the block-disable effect will be applied to that character.

Ares' SP1 has an extremely slow animation, making it easy to block and further encouraging the use of his very powerful SP2.

InteractionsEdit

Please note that battles are highly situational: this section only mentions cards that have mechanics that, for any reason, are particularly effective with/against, or particularly ineffective against Ares. Having a card that "counters" Ares does not mean it is always a good choice.

Good withEdit

Good With (Ares and Batgirl Example)

"Now I have become Ares, the god of war."

Good againstEdit

Countered byEdit

  • Doomsday/Containment, Solomon Grundy/Regime and Solomon Grundy/Prime: Their on-death revival passive is always effective against single-hit high-burst damage. However, seeing that they could resurrect from God Smack, it'll trigger Ares' passive and render them unable to block.
  • Harley Quinn: While not immediately apparent, Harley's special 2 runs in real time, allowing her to stall for several seconds while the block disable ticks down.
  • Mother Box: Characters equipped with it have a chance to avoid Ares' infamous special 2. If he is the starting character and geared with Ra's Al Ghul's Scimitar and/or teamed with Batgirl/Prime (this gear/teammate combination being the only one that allows him to unleash a God Smack at the start of a match and also being very popular), then the gear will also drain his power if equipped on any character on the opposing team.
  • Batman/Dawn of Justice, The Flash/Reverse Flash, Superman/Injustice 2, The Flash/Wally West Rebirth: All four have a chance of avoiding both God Smack and his passive, although Reverse Flash can mitigate the damage from the special, but not Ares' passive.
  • Hawkgirl/Blackest Night, Fourth World Set: Their resurrections work very similarly to Containment/Doomsday's, albeit less effectively.
  • Superman/Blackest Night: Superman's passive protects himself and his Blackest Night teammates from Ares's Unblockable Special 2. However, the block-disabled effect would still work unknowingly.

AbilitiesEdit

Here are Ares' abilities.

Ability Classification Description Usage
Weapons of War Special 1 Ares summons his favorite weapons to strike at his opponents. Rapid Tap, Target
God Smack Special 2 Ares smashes the ground with a powerful strike. UNBLOCKABLE. Quick Tap
Annihilator Super Move Ares summons an ancient undead army and brings down the full force of his powers as the God of War. UNBLOCKABLE. Tap

Support Cards and GearEdit

Here are Ares' support cards and gear.

Card Classification Description Cost
Son of Hera Health 10% HEALTH BOOST. 6,000
Son of Zeus Damage 10% DAMAGE BOOST. 8,000
Master of Weapons Energy 10% ENERGY REGENERATION. 10,000
Bloody Sword (Blade of the War God) Gear

X% DAMAGE BOOST to basic attacks

[Ares] Area Effect: opponent's team takes X% damage from special 2

[EVOLVED] X% CRIT chance on basic attacks

25,000 - 1,000,000 (upgrading)

StatsEdit

These stats are the final damage and health levels at level 50, per Elite rank, with ALL support cards, and without any augmentations. With the 2.13 update, Elite 8, 9, and 10 have been added. The Elite 10 damage and health levels are for level 60 characters.

Tier Damage Health
Normal 9,396 13,122
Elite I 14,100 19,098
Elite II 18,792 26,235
Elite III 28,188 39,366
Elite IV 32,886 47,239
Elite V 37,584 52,488
Elite VI 42,282 59,049
Elite VII 46,980 65,610

TriviaEdit

  • Previously, if God Smack knocks out an opponent, the block disable will be passed on the next opponent that tags in, but this functionality has been removed by the 2.6 update and now it will not affect the next opponent.
  • As of the 2.7 update, his passive has been somewhat restored; if God Smack KOs the opponent, the block disable will not transfer to the next opponent. If it does not KO, however, all opponents will be incapable of blocking for the normal 10 seconds; even if the affected character tags out, the next character will still be unable to block until it wears off.
  • Ares is the last character to have a 1-hit SP2 (without counting Harley Quinn/Arkham Knight and Harley Quinn/Suicide Squad due to the unique nature of their SP2).
  • If the opponent is able to survive his Super Move, the arrows from the animation would still be stuck into the opponent until the they either Tag out or is knocked out.

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