Valorant Ares Weapon Guide, Stats, and Info

Valorant Ares - Heavy Valorant Weapon

The Ares is a Valorant gun in the "Heavy" class of weapons. It costs 1700 CREDS and we've ranked it in the B-Tier (Bottom Tier) in the current meta.

This weapon has "High" wall penetration and a 50-round magazine capacity.

Check out the Ares stats table and read our guide below for more information.

Ares Stats

CapacityWall PenetrationFire Type
Fire Rds/SecAlt. Fire TypeAlt. Rds/Sec
10 13
increases over time
Zoom Mode (1.25x)
(slightly reduces spread)
10 13
increases over time
Head DamageBody DamageLeg Damage
-72 (0-30m)
-67 (30-50m)
-30 (0-30m)
-28 (30-50m)
-25 (0-30m)
-23 (30-50m)

Ares Primary Fire and ADS

Whether aiming down the sights of the Ares or not, it's fire rate starts at 10 rounds per second and increases to 13 rounds per second over time.

It has pretty poor first shot accuracy compared to rifles and very aggressive recoil/spread.

Ares Damage

Within 0-30 meters, the Ares does 72 damage to the head, 30 damage to the body, and 25 damage to the legs. It's damage drops slightly beyond 30 meters.

This means it will take at least 2 shots to kill a full health enemy and 3 shots to kill a full health enemy with Heavy Shields.

Ares Uses

In general, we're not very big fans of the Heavy guns in Valorant. With that being said, the Ares is a lot more reasonable option than the Odin.

With a price of 1700 CREDS, the Ares is cheaper than all Rifles and only slightly more expensive than the Spectre SMG. However, the Spectre can two-shot full health opponents with Heavy Shields to the head from 0-20 meters.

This is why we generally favor the Spectre or Bulldog in a similar price range, though the Ares is good at spamming through smokes and benefits from the second largest magazine capacity in the game (50 rounds). It also is one of the few guns with a "High" wall penetration stat.

While the Ares is a potentially viable eco-round/light-buy option, we'd also pay up for a Vandal or Phantom if you can afford it along with the Shields and Abilities you want to purchase.

Ares Spray Pattern, Fire Type, Spread, and Damage Videos