Tier List Edit
Reserved for a Meta breaking units(). This Tier has one or Two heroes max. In a balanced Meta there is usually no heroes in this Tier. These units are so far ahead of everyone else they need a tier of their own. They rule the Meta & other units rankings are based on how well they do against this tier of hero.
Tier reserved for Meta defining units. The top of the line Staples for the Current Meta. These are the Units that are the glue to most teams. Their Versatility allows them to be used in various teams.
These Heroes are used in most, if not all, competitive team compositions. Some Team comps are built purely for countering these units.
Note: For high rank (4,300+) play Heroes in the sub-tier SS- typically are your 5th member options.
Great all around Units. Right on the cusp of being SS ranked. They play an essential role in the Meta. An arena staple for the most part. Hard to counter & provide at least one unique attribute that other heroes do not.
Quality Heroes; they are the bulk of the Meta. They perform well in most (if not all ) Arena Ranks & provide good utility. Other units maybe slightly better. In some situations they might be even with SS but there overall performance holds them back from SS Tier.
Units that are falling out of Meta. While you may be able get away with using these heroes in LOW Tier Arena Ranks, most are starting to (or already have) fall out of the Meta. They may still have a Niche use or add value to certain teams. They're also usually easier to acquire than top tier units, but overall they're subpar until they receive a remake / Awakening. Until then there are other Heroes who can do a better job in there place.
PvP Tier List
Team Compositions Edit
When building a deck it's important to know what type of teams & Skills you'll be facing so you can build your team and apply Special Traits accordingly. Below is a list of Skill effects that are often used in Arena and an overview on Special Traits.
Popular Special Traits
▶ Debuff Rate Increase
Popular Arena Debuffs
Give your heroes Resistance to a Debuff that is being used by most teams. Giving a hero three 90% Debuff resists will improve there survivability. (*Death is also popular in Arena)
If using a Tank team or hero with Debuff Cast Rate increase the +Debuff Cast Rate Special trait can be useful
▶ Damage Decrease
Defensive Units / Tank Teams often use the Decrease DMG from Offensive Heroes special trait.
▶ Substat Rate Increase
Accuracy rate counters Evasion Accessories & Passives and is useful in Arena.
There are usually 3 or 4 types of Arena teams in the Meta at once but to keep things simple we'll look at the main two, Offensive teams & Defensive Teams.
Offensive Teams are built around high Speed & damage buffs. The longer a match lasts the more this team starts to fall off, so having 1st attack & skill is key. Because of this, most Speed teams run three to four 33 speed Heroes and one or two utility heroes as the Defensive leader (Elysia, Aquila, Spike etc). The defensive leader usually uses Lethal weapons. Your hero with the highest speed attack should be your offensive leader & be equipped with a speed jewel and your best Speed items.
Defensive Teams are built around having high survivability & decreasing the enemies damage. While these teams typically have low damage output, this can be negated with effects like Reflect, Fixed Damage, CC / Death Debuff.
Leader System: In Arena Teams have a Offensive Leader & Defensive Leader. The Offensive Leader is given +25% attack and will be the 1st hero on your team to auto attack. The Defensive Leader is given +25% Defense. Your defensive leader also will not effect your teams overall SPD, this makes Lethal & Critical more effective
1st Skill - At the start of the match the Attack Leader with the highest Speed attack will auto attack twice. After, the team with the Highest combined Speed will use the 1st skill of the match.
Glass Cannon (Aggro) Edit
|These units mark a target with each basic attack. When attacking a marked enemy a skill effect is activated. These heroes work well with counter armor.|
Team CC Immunity
|33 Speed||33 Speed||26 SPD|
|3 DMG Increase Effects||Agile; Pierce Skills
CD & A. Gauge Decrease
|4 Turn Immunity
3x Debuff Immune
|Da Qiao||Lu Bu||Spike|
|33 Speed||33 Speed||25 SPD|
Agile; Sleep Effect
|Buff Reducer; Pierce
Basic ATK marks enemy
A. Gauge Decrease
|4 Turn Immunity
|33 Speed||33 Speed||33 Speed|
|+60% DMG; Skills Heal Self||Basic ATK hits twice||60% SelfImmunity;
|33 Speed||33 Speed||26 SPD|
|Counters Universal Heroes||Basic ATK hits 2 enemies
|Lu Bu||Da Qiao||Teo|
|Debuff Success Rate|
|What makes most Arena Heroes good is there consistency|
Current Glass Cannon teams are comprised of offensive Heroes with high speed, attack.
- Void Shields
- Damage Immunity (Affected by Pierce)
- Nullify Damage (Unaffected by Pierce)
- CD Increase / Awk Gauge Decrease Skills
- Multi Hit Skills
- Passive Damage Increase
Hybrid (Solo Tank Front) Edit
Team Defensive Buff
+DMG / Survivability
|Nezha||Team Heal||Elysia||4 Turn Debuff
|Kris||Team Heal||Karl||Offensive Counter
+Debuff Resist Rate
|Platin||HP to 1
4 Turn Immune
Fixed Heal (2K)
Hybrid teams are comprised of 1 Pure tank & 1 off tank along with 3 offensive heroes.
- One defensive hero solo front with a defensive team buff (I.E: Evan)
- Two Universal Heroes with high HP & damage mitigation (I.E: Wukong, Elysia)
- Two Offensive Heroes that Benefit from your tank's buffs & provide an offensive team buff
Turtle Reflect (Defensive) Edit
Turtle Teams are comprised of heroes with high HP, Defense, and decrease the enemies Damage.
To counter heroes with Void Shield, Turtle teams use heroes with reflect DMG to burn void shields.
- Fixed Damage, Death Debuff to negate low Damage output
- Multiple forms of healing (Nezha, Kris, Evan, Lina etc)
- Sustained healing through Life-Steal items
- Debuffs to decrease enemies DMG
Stat Leaders / Team Examples Edit
|Lu Bu||Ryan||Ace||Da Qiao||Platin||B&B||Vanessa|
Speed is one of, if not the most important stats in Arena. Offensive teams use Speed to try to get ahead in the match & keep aggressiveness. Speed determines which player has the 1st Normal attack. This is determined by the hero with the highest SPD attack. The heroes teams offensive leader will use their normal attack to start a match. After the team with the highest speed attack will cast the 1st skill of the match. Speed attack also determines when & how often your hero uses their normal attack. The highest possible speed increase from Items is +64.
- The highest Weapon speed is 30.
- Four lord jewel adds +3 SPD, & Limit Break gives 1 point of speed.