Already got my Zeus at level 30, of course I'm not a pro with it but I'm feeling like rolling with Ares now.
The first thing I saw is that Ares is the oppose of Zeus, since the first is all about magic with low health/defense, Ares is all about physical damage with low health/defense, I know it can be ballanced with armors and weapons, plus relics and magics... that's why I'm here! Any tips, guys?
Actually I'm at level 7, using:
Helm of Athena
Armor of Odysseus
Legs of Odysseus
Weapon - Mercenary Sword
Relic of Brutality
Eye of the Wolf
My first doubt here is about Relics and Magics, I can be wrong but I havent found any of the Ares' magics usefull, like, linking it with a combo or something.
The Relic of Brutality is about I like grapple combos and **bleep**, and the Eye of the Wolf because I found it nice to combo with my square combos (lol).
Armor of Fury - Full set (lvl 3 = +15% cool-down reduction)
Relic of Ares Might
Eye of the Wolf
Champion's/Gladiator's Blade - combined with Armor of Fury let's you unleash Special Moves with lethal efficiency due to short cool-down.
Why Gladiator's Blade and not any other weapon? Simply, Ares is all about close combat and personal message to your guts.
Im lvl 30 Ares and with this set I'm pretty deadly. So thats my input.
Ares inferno is the best magic IMO, because when maxed out you get two goes with it
Full Artemis armour and Cronos blade did it for me, I leveled up pretty hard and started to use the lvl 9 sword wich made it even better. currently having my Ares at 20 I'm using the first helmet unlock for Ares with body armour of Artemis with first unlock lower armour for Ares together with the lvl 9 sword is pretty strong for awhile until higher lvl IMO.