Just a few things Hauby+1 does not out do Ares Body unless you have like 0 merits. In most situations if you're properly merited Ares is as good for damage as E.Body. The place E.body really shines is on most HNMs and other higher evasion mobs.
if you think so, you have no idea of how the damage works in this game, 24 attack are at best 5~% increased DoT but you know what ares is just 9 attack above E.body which accounts at best for 1.3~% DoT.
E.body on the other hand gives you 22.5 accuracy which returns at least 13.4% DoT on non caped situations.
Capped accuracy you said?
a) You are on birds in which case change to polearm and tier the things apart, it will be a far better trade than 9 attack and 2 Str
b) You are eyeballing and your impressions need to be corrected by some real data, my recommendation start using this
Either case not just E.body but a cheap hauby will over damage Ares easily.
Secondly a toss up for Pld? Refresh, HP, MP, high Def/Vit, and high Str/Att. It is the best idle body for Pld by a long shot. How can you too much refresh?
Aside the fact that Pld matters should be discussed in Pld's forums that's why I said it's a nice idle body for Pld, and I said just "nice" because if you need tp for atonement Homam corazza or Hauby will be far better than Ares(12~15 acc >>>>> 24 att everywhere on EndGame), however as well there are multitude of situations where Refresh will be more desirable and Ares is the indisputable champion there, but again for War Ares isn't anything more than a good looking toy.