Very happy that I pulled Ares today. Was doing some research and out of the top 100 defence teams he was only on 1 team. Is Ares no longer a feared tank because of all the fast debuffers (looking at u Zeline!). Thoughts?
Ares is dope. Level ares.
An attack team containing Kiril, Grimm, and Sonya can really mess up an Ares tank with a decent board. But if the board doesn’t give blue tiles and Ares is flanked by good heroes, he does okay.
You may want to use him on offense if you have better heroes to tank with.
My impression is not that Ares is any less good than he was. It’s just that Guinevere topped him.
Of course, I have neither, so take this with an unhealthy amount of salt …
Maximum Ares is very sturdy and his special makes him perfect to be flanked by fast snipers. I’m farming for a couple more pulls, I want him.
His crit skill makes him very useful for offense too.
I use him for most titans and often in raids.
The meta has moved on from Ares precisely because of the increasing availability of debuffing 5*.when Ares was released, there were no 5* debuff heroes. Now they are available, almost common.
As @havok333 notes, he’s still very good on offense. On defense, he’s just too easy to counter now.
He’s awesome in all aspects of the game. Is he the best in any one area? No, but most that are better than him are only better in one area.
No longer deserves an A+ as a tank, should be downgraded to an A. I only have to bring Magni and Isarnia along with some snipers (Sartana, Lianna) and Delilah.
I’ll look for Ares or a other red tank so I don’t have to change my team when I raid. Occasionally I’ll bring Sonya too, but a lot less lately.
Thanks for the thoughts. Maybe it’s also the reduced availability of Ares till now as well as Guinevere being a better tank and the emergence of Gravemaker that makes him less popular in the current meta. Still very happy with him and he’s getting rings for sure.