I think I have a system down. Im getting the circle over Ares's head, but I choke up. The following is what works for me. I attack first with chaos blades 8 hit comb, The combo strike triggers ares hammer time. Its best to roll away toward the statue of the godess. then useing hades attack and chaos blades combo. This combo will yield magic and health to replentish what was lost while useing magic and any damage incurred as a result of Ares's hammertime. Ares then follows up with what looks like a swing and upper cut with the hammer, easy to block. I prefer to go toe to toe, strike for strike. This works for me because running away always get me wasted. ***CAUTIOUS NOTE*** TRY TO AVOID BLOCKING THE HAMMER TIME, IT SEEMS FUTILE. BLOCKING IS A REAL KEY ELEMENT THAT CAN PRO-LONG YOUR HEALTH, BE CAREFUL NOT TO IN-ADVERTEDLY DO THE SPIN THINGY MOVE AFTER COMING OUT OF A BLOCK TO MAKE A STRIKE ON ARES, IT HAS NOT BEEN A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR ME. ITS THE ONLY MISTAKE THAT GETS ME WASTED. hope this helps someone.