Arena is the place where you fight other players' team. It is not a real time battle, as the opponent's party is controlled by AI, even if you can choose manually your skills and you have to perform the whole fight. But don't underestimate enemy team, even if it is controlled by computer, it can be still deadly!
Arena is available at level 3, first thing you have to do is to register a team. Do not forget to choose a leader for buffs! After you registered your team, you can start battling, and other players could encounter your team controlled by AI while they are participating in Arena.
With arena challenges you can gain two things:
- Honor. Each time you win you are awarded with 4 honor points, while if you lose points will be only 2.
- Ranking Points. Every victory you will obtain increase in ranking and every defeat will reduce your ranking, both based on the number of remaining heroes.
While Honor points are personal and bound to the player, ranking is global. Every player that participates arena gets a ranking, and that is compared with other players. Every 6 days arena global rankings are reset, and each player is awarded with Carats, depending on his score.
So, always try to have the best possible team, don't burst your energy if you can gain some time and improve your party! In arena, every upgrade, every item, every skill, does count! Consider that as soon as your ranking raises, you will face better players, so be prepared!
Tips from Kaem
I suggest to not use auto-attacks: first, it is funny to control your heroes, second and more important, the order of abilities chosen by AI could make you lose the match (this is not PvE, here you will lose positions, and it means less carats at reset!)
Try to balance your team: 5 damager are are risk, but if you can deliver 3 AoE (area of effect) attacks, maybe with one critical, you will likely win the match. But remember that single target skill, with high damage, can be useful to get rid of toughest enemies!
And do not forget Tanks or Healers. One hero specialized in absorbing damage can save other party members, let's think about Assassin King (5? Hero), he can shift every single-target attack on himself, protecting the entire team and giving team for restoring or counterattacks! Or reviving healers, like the amazing Rebecca (6? Hero), can change the sorts of the battle in no time!As starting advice, try to have a mixed setup: 1 Tank, 2 Damagers, 1 Healers and 1 Hybrid or support hero (buffs, debuffs...) it is a good choice!