Ares Core Set – Gem/Skill Guide

All about the Ares Core Set. How to skill your hero properly, which gems are best to use, and which troops are best for attacking with Ares.

Ares Core Set Recipe, Gems and Hero Skills

The Ares core set is high cavalry attack, with tons of debuffs favoring the attacker using it.

When attacking with Ares, you ALWAYS send Cavalry Troops, as all boosts are tuned to improve cavalry attack stats.

Please note: All Skills/Gems listed below are for hitting Strongholds with their hero at home.  Alternate configurations are more appropriate for hitting a Stronghold with their hero marching, in prison or in the Wonder.

gemmed and skilled ares
Fully Gemmed and Skilled Ares








Copy/Paste Ares Core Set Recipe (fits in GoW in-game chats):


Pieces for all cores: Burning Essence + Spartan Sigil + Ruby Sigil + Silver Horseshoe

Helm: Macedonian Tribute + Aphrodite Elixir
Armor: Armored Pauldron + Fire Goblet
Feet: Key of Thebes + Stallion Hair
Weapon: Reinforced Spearhead + Water Dragon Trophy
Accessory: Aphrodite Elixir + Stallion Hair

Ares Core Set Line Sharing Image:

Ares Core Set Recipe

Ares Core Set Hero Skills:

This SS shows full hero level 60.  For lower hero levels, order of priority is:  Altar Boosts, Attack/Defense/Health Debuffs, Set Bonus, Rally Attack, Cavalry Attack, Health, and finally Cavalry Health

Ares Core Set Hero Skills

Ares Core Set Gems (listed in order of priority):

*PLEASE NOTE: These gems are best for hitting SH with hero HOME.  Other configurations may be better suited for hitting SH with hero in prison, marching or in the wonder.

Special:  Devastation (35% DD), Heartbreaker (25% DD), Leap Year (35% attack)
Regular: Leap Year (35% DD), Voyager (25% DD), Pot-o-Gold (17.5% attack, 17.5% DD), Torment (15% Cavalry Attack, 15% DD)

Ares Core Set Special Set Bonuses:

It looks like Ares Secret Bonuses are going to be in line with the set’s strength, providing ranged defense debuff.  We suspect there will be a troop defense debuff bonus as well.  If you have one, please SEND!

Ares Core Set Special Set Bonus

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