Mars finally arrives in Dota 2 (about FRIGGIN TIME Valve!). Mars is a melee strength hero, who is very tanky and can also play the role of an initiator. With proper item build and talent selection, he can also assume the role of a carry inflicting significant damage on the opponents. Let’s take a look at his abilities.


1. Spear of Mars

Spear of Mars is a point target ability that allows Mars to throw a spear upto 1200 range in that direction while causing upto 325 magical damage.First hero hit by the spear gets skewered back. If the skewered hero hits a tree, building or a cliff in the process, they will be stunned for upto 2.8 seconds.

Use this ability to steal runes at the beginning of the game!

2. God’s Rebuke

God’s Rebuke is a point target ability where Mars knocks enemies back by a distance of 500 units and deal a critical strike of upto 280% of physical damage. If any of the enemies are heroes, a bonus damage of 25 is also dealt. This ability also has true strike.

3. Bulwark

Bulwark is a passive ability similar to Bristleback’s Bristleback (!) Bulwark reduces physical damage from the front by upto 70% and from the side by upto 35% (Magical damage not included)So Mars is basically Bristlefront. Geddit? No? Okay.

4. Arena of Blood

Arena of Blood is Mars’ ultimate ability. It’s a point target ability that summons a giant arena lined with undead warriors. Enemy heroes near the inside edge of the arena will be knocked inside the arena with a magical damage of upto 250 being inflicted upon each push. Enemies can technically blink in and out of the arena, but can’t simply walk away.Try using Spear of Mars and God’s Rebuke abilities to push enemies toward the inside edge of the arena.

Arena of Blood also calls for some wombo combos that might turn team fights and cause your PCs framerate to drop into oblivion!Just for the sake of the memes, how about these scenarios:Imagine Mars’ summoning Arena of Blood inside Monkey King’s Wukong’s Command. With the KOTL ulti and Crystal Maiden’s ulti to add to the pain. And followed by a Blackhole for the janitorial duties.Or you can set up the whole thing with Aghanim’s Scepter Lifestealer along with Mars and Monkey King.