Here are the top 10 tips/tricks/cheats you need to know for Arena of Valor.
1. Don’t Skip Class
• When starting out, it’s tempting to pick whichever hero you like the design or weapon of best, but mind that each of them belongs to a class, which provides a huge hint as to how they fight, as well as their greater role in battle:
– Warrior: Tough frontline fighters who can hold their own in one on ones
– Tank: Great damage absorbers and advance leaders
– Mage: Exceptional burst damage dealers suited for following, not leading attacks
– Marksman: Ranged fighters who dish out high damage autoattacks
– Assassin: Fragile but agile fighters ready to lurk in the jungle
– Support: Healers and buff providers who work best by hanging back
• Deciding which class to start with often comes down to your playstyle preferences, but be mindful that you won’t always get your first choice when joining a team. Learning to excel with two or three classes is key to supporting balanced team dynamics and becoming an unpredictable player.
2. Keep It Coming
• Upgrading gear with gold earned during a match is one of the best ways to become more powerful in Arena of Valor, so unless you’re saving up for a particularly pricey item, it’s a good idea to routinely purchase new equipment as soon as possible. If you’re not quite ready to navigate the entire equipment store, you can always tap one of the recommendations which appear beside the store icon once you have enough gold to purchase them.
3. Know When to Fold
• It can be tempting to chase after an enemy on the verge of death, but overeagerness can quickly lead to your own demise. It’s common practice for wounded players to retreat behind towers for a breather, and it’s easy to forget how much damage towers dish out in the heat of the moment. If your hero is reasonably injured as well, chasing targets into the range of a tower is a surefire way to give up a kill. Opt to recall to your base and quickly heal up instead.
4. Welcome to the Jungle
• Pushing lanes is undoubtedly the focus of Arena of Valor, but “jungling” is the role of managing your team’s half of the fields between each lane, and it’s a vital source of momentum to support single heroes or their entire team. Slaying beasts is key to a jungler’s experience and gold accumulation, and they often grant buffs which make junglers an invaluable asset when swooping in to assist their lane-defending teammates. The most powerful jungle beasts will even grant team-wide buffs, though junglers often need a little help from their friends to take them down.
5. Communication is Key
• This might seem like a given, but it’s important to remember there’s no way you can manage an entire battlefield alone. Your teammates can’t read your mind, either; if you’re thinking of throwing your opponents a curveball, eager to group up with the team to fight the jungle’s powerful Dark Slayer, or just need help in an uneven fight, say so. Arena of Valor has built-in text and voice chat, or if you’re more of a minimalist, there are also simple attack, defend, pay attention, or rally phrases you can activate with a tap of the corresponding icons in the top right of the screen.