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    DotA 2: how to play MARS

    Recently new hero "MARS" join the huge and free heroes pool of Dota 2. Apparently, after so many wars and chaos, Mars, son of Zeus get bored. "Let's join an ultimate battle," MARS said and Mr.Gabe said hell yes, I want you. God of war is the title of this funny and smiley hero according to the story of his life, Mars is the first born son of heaven, he loves war, he is god of war for god sake, and like his father he is strong, after endless wars and bloodshed, Mars wants an ultimate war, a war that has no end. Let me end this story thing here and get to the abilities and builds for this popular hero.


    Spear of Mars

    Mars throw a Fire Spear, The first enemy hero it hits is skewered on the spear, pushing it back. If a skewered hero hits a tree, building, or cliff, they will be impaled to it and stunned. other heroes on specific aura will get damage.

    Cast Animation: 0.25+1.03
    Cast Range: Global
    Max Travel Distance: 900/1000/1100/1200
    Spear Collision Size: 125
    Damage: 100/175/250/325 (Talent 300/375/450/525)
    Knockback Distance: 75
    Knockback Duration: 0.25
    Impale Stun Duration: 1.6/2/2.4/2.8 (Talent 3.1/3.5/3.9/4.3)
    Mana Cost:100


    God's Rebuke

    Mars smashes enemies in front of him with his shield, knocking them back and damaging them with a critical hit based on his attack. Bonus damage is added when hitting heroes. It Has True Strike.

    Cast Animation: 0.2+1.07
    Cast Range: 500
    Radius: 500
    Circle Sector Angle: 140°
    Critical Damage: 160%/200%/240%/280% (Talent 240%/280%/320%/360%)
    Hero Attack Damage Bonus: 25
    Knockback Distance: 150
    Knockback Duration: 0.3
    Cooldown: 55/60/65/70
    Cooldown:16/14/12/10 Mana
    Partially pierces spell immunity.
    The instant attack fully pierces spell immunity.
    Does not knock spell immune enemies back.


    Mars wields his massive shield to block a portion of each physical attack when struck from the front or sides.

    Front Angle: 140°
    Side Angle: 240°
    Front Damage Reduction: 25%/40%/55%/70%
    Side Damage Reduction: 12%/20%/27%/35%


    After a short formation time, Mars summons an arena lined with the undead warriors of the Ash Legion, who block enemy attacks and movement. Enemy heroes near the inside edge of the arena will be attacked by spears, dealing damage and knocking them back.

    Cast Animation: 0.1+0.97
    Cast Range: 400
    Arena Radius: 550
    Wall Width: 100
    Effect Delay: 0.6
    Allied Health Regen Bonus: 0 (Talent 100)
    Spear Trigger Distance: 160
    Spear Damage: 150/200/250
    Spear Attack Interval: 1
    Spear Knockback Distance: 160
    Spear Knockback Duration: 0.2
    Arena Duration: 5/6/7
    Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
    Cooldown: 90/75/60
    Mana: 200
    Partially pierces spell immunity.
    Does not affect spell immune enemies.
    Affects spell immune allies.

    How to play MARS?

    Actually, the real article starts here you can read all of these details on the game too but, I need them here to explain more about how to play this hero. At the start of the game, MARS needs Soul ring you can see best items for the early game:

    Start the game with these:

    • Tango icon.png Tango's health regeneration helps Mars stay in lane.
    • Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve also restores health to Mars.
    • Enchanted Mango icon.png Enchanted Mango restores mana so Mars can keep nuking his enemies.
    • Stout Shield icon.png Stout Shield provides damage block so Mars can resist enemy harassment.

    Continue to reach these for the early game:

    • Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed help Mars get into position to use his abilities.
    • Magic Stick icon.png Magic Stick provides burst health and mana restoration to keep Mars fighting.
    • Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring allows you to constantly use Spear of Mars and God's Rebuke.

    For mid game, there are two different choices, if you are offlane the best choice is to build a Blink dagger first and if no one built Pipe you should get it, also one of the best choices for this hero is Vladimir's Offering, you can heal yourself in a second by using God's Rebuke. you also need some damage to kill enemies within your ultimate time duration so if you are doing well try Desolator too. The first thing you will notice is that this hero is stronger against physical damage heroes and he can easily avoid taking damage on the other side, MARS is weak against Magical damage so one of the best items for this hero is Pipe of Insight.

    • Phase Boots icon.png Phase Boots gives extra damage to multiply with God's Rebuke's critical strike and gives Mars the mobility to get better angles to use Spear of Mars.
    • Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand, upgraded from Magic Stick icon.pngMagic Stick, provides additional attributes.
    • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger positions Mars to land stuns with Spear of Mars, and to initiate with Arena Of Blood.
    • Vladmir's Offering icon.png Vladimir's Offering provides Mars with mana restoration and armor, along with lifesteal and bonus damage that quickly heal him when using God's Rebuke.
    • Desolator icon.png Desolator debuffs groups of enemies when used with God's Rebuke.

    At the end of the game buying a Black King Bar is necessary, also radiance is a good item for damaging heroes and also farming.

    • Black King Bar icon.pngBlack King Bar grants spell immunity and magical damage resistance, combining with Bulwark's attack damage reduction to help Mars survive in fights.
    • Radiance (Active) icon.pngRadiance deals passive damage while Mars tanks with Bulwark, and disables enemy Blink Dagger icon.pngBlink Daggers inside Arena of Blood. The extra damage also improves critical damage from God's Rebuke.
    • Pipe of Insight icon.pngPipe of Insight's magic resistance complements Mars' high physical resistance.

    The best strategy is to end the game soon also, don't let enemies get fat. request ganks and smashes their carry. push the lanes hard at the mid-game because they can't kill you.

    What to pick if you have MARS on your side

    MARS is one of the best combo heroes in Dota, his ultimate and especially his spear can do a very important act in fights so, the best pick is Dark willow you can kill the enemies with a combination of MARS's ultimate and Dark Willow's ultimate. heroes with high magical damage and magical spells are the nightmares of MARS, playing with MARS is not hard, I personally recommend you to play two practice games with BOT and some turbo matches.

    Some good Notes:

    Use the ultimate wisely:

    The first thing you should consider before using your ultimate is how the enemy hero could possibly escape from your ultimate if you can manage to kill it easily use it. beware of those who have a black king bar and also those who have blink ability they can easily dodge your ultimate. as we know using Arena of blood won't deal any damage to those who are in the middle so they can easily use blink dagger and escape.

    importance of MANA:

    If you have MARS on your side the best option for supporting MARS is to Build Arcane boot and support him in the early game, also MARS himself need soul ring in the early game and also one of these items Echo Saber، Vladimir's offering or Drum of endurance to ensure his mana regen. those who pick Support heroes, I personally recommend carrying some mango and Clarity.

    Use of spear:

    Recently, I saw many players who use their spear and even help the enemy hero to escape from the battlefield. you should know that MARS Spear can push enemy heroes if they are on air, for example, if kunkka used his torrent and enemy is up in the sky and you use your Spear, the enemy can run easily from your ultimate, so use it carefully.

    Last words

    Right now the best pick is MARS, remember that MARS is not a carry so leave the safe lane for one good carry, you can go mid-lane or offlane. roaming with this hero is not recommended just remember not to jump into a horde of enemies and kill alone be with your team and win. always remember to buy Town Portal Scroll and good luck with this new hero.


    4 june 2019 18:41 1625

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