GoW Ares Recipe, Stats, Guide

Ares Core Set

Ares Core Set

Ares Core Set is a Cavalry Missile 3.0 ahead of Frostbitten Core Set and Ra Core Set.  This core set is in the same Tier as Zeus Core Set (Infantry) and Poseidon Core Set (Ranged).

The main difference between three tiers of Cavalry Missile Attack core sets is not only the increased attack of the sets but more devastating is the amount of debuff Game of War added to the higher tier core sets as we see in the Ares Core Set.  Using this set forces the target to equip high Defense plus higher troop counts.  Alternatively, it requires the target to equip or research Debuff Resistances to counter this devastating and well rounded Missile Core Set.

This core set has high Health Debuff built in but lower Defense Debuff than we’ve seen with the other third tier Missile Core Sets.  Therefore, most people will want to Gem this with Defense Debuff Gems.

Since Ares has relatively low Defense Debuff, utilizing Kinoichi Kunai is not as effective as it is versus Poseidon and Zeus Core Sets.  I recommend stacking Defense as high as possible versus Ares.  It is best to stack specific troop type defense such as Ranged Defense.  Ares has 282% Ranged Defense Debuff.  With research most people are sitting at 312% Ranged Defense.  Any additional Ranged Defense will be positive Defense from the start.

Good luck and we’d love to hear about your Ares encounters or uses in the comments below.

Ares Core Set Recipe

Wargods Strife (Helm)

Combatant Visor Core – Aphrodite Elixir, Burning Essence, Macedonian Tribute, Ruby Sigil, Silver Horseshoe, Spartan Sigil

Wargods Discord (Armor)

Combatant Protector Core – Armored Pauldron, Burning Essence, Fire Goblet, Ruby Sigil, Silver Horseshoe, Spartan Sigil

Wargods Fray (Feet)

Combatant Leathers Core – Burning Essence, Key of Thebes, Ruby Sigil, Silver Horseshoe, Spartan Sigil, Stallion Hair

Wargods Clash (Weapon)

Combatant Javelin Core – Burning Essence, Reinforced Spearhead, Ruby Sigil, Silver Horseshoe, Spartan Sigil, Water Dragon Trophy

Wargods Brawl (Accessory)

Combatant Mantle Core – Aphrodite Elixir, Burning Essence, Ruby Sigil, Silver Horseshoe, Spartan Sigil, Stallion Hair

Troop Boosts

The following boosts apply to Strategic, Wild, Normal Troops:

Troop Attack Bonus: 871%

Cavalry Attack: 3163%

Enemy Troop Attack Debuff: 532%

Enemy Troop Health Debuff: 962%

Enemy Ranged Attack Debuff: 412%

Enemy Cavalry Attack Debuff: 412%

Enemy Infantry Attack Debuff: 412%

Cavalry Defense: 367%

Enemy Troop Defense Debuff: 224%

Total Pieces Required

Burning Essence: 7

Ruby Sigil: 7

Silver Horseshoe: 7

Spartan Sigil: 7

Aphrodite Elixir: 4

Stallion Hair: 4

Armored Pauldron: 1

Fire Goblet: 1

Key of Thebes: 1

Macedonian Tribute: 1

Reinforced Spearheaad: 1

Water Dragon Trophy: 1