I opened this thread after I’ve noticed there are so many players in diamond arena, still thinking of Ares being a good tank. This misinformation could also be caused by Google:
Though is amazing hero, Ares is exclusively an offensive hero, being useful in any type of combat (missions, PvP and titans). As tank, doesn’t affect the attacker in any way. Actually, being so passive, the attacker has plenty of time to charge own specials. If the attacker brings 1-2 dispellers within own line-up, only a very bad board could interfere between the attacker and a really easy victory.
The thread is addressing especially to diamond players. Because any other of their options for the tank, would be a better one. Also, this may be helpful for decisions regarding the paladin emblems.
- To demonstrate how bad is Ares as tank, I chose a team 3900+. Only 2 legendaries.
- I also run a 3-2 line-up; a mono team wouldn’t prove anything. Any tank is destroyed eventually, if the player has the tiles with mono.
- I recorded the whole process; viewers may see every single combat is won at first attempt. I spent over 700k food in the process. This is encouraging. This proves only few players are still using Ares as tank. I only skipped about 100 rerolls in the middle of the video.
Note: @ApollosEmpire, you may figure out now, what happened to your defense at the current tournament Still, I guess may be used at buff booster tournaments. @lambeau, I also tagged you, because you had your doubts about Ares as tank.