The Arena is a pseudo-PvP mode against another player's team controlled by the AI.
There are three categories in arena: Offensive Score, Defensive Score, and Rank.
Offensive score is determined by your highest sum score of winning consecutive matches with a maximum of 7 wins. Losing or surrendering during a battle will end your win streak and reset you back to zero.
To participate, go to Battle and then select Arena. In order to fight a match, a player must use a Dueling Sword (Three given daily during daily reset), which will then send the player to a screen to select an opponent. Opponents are split into 3 difficulties: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The higher the difficulty, the more points received. To maximize the points received, all units must be kept alive as each death will lower the amount of points received.
A player can also maximize the score received by using the "Bonus Heroes" for the current season. Using at least one bonus hero on a player's team will increase points gained by 2x.
Additionally, giving up when viewing opponents will use up the Dueling Sword but will not end your streak.
Defensive score is determined by maximum defense score your own team wins against other people. The stronger the opponent, the higher the defense score. To set your Defense team, go to Allies > Edit Team. The leftmost team is the team that will be chosen as your Defense team. The leftmost character in your leftmost team will be the one other player's see when selecting you as an opponent.
Total ranking will be determined by both your final offensive and defensive score and is updated hourly.
The Arena resets every season (weekly). Each Arena season starts on Tuesday at 7:00 AM UTC and ends on Monday 11:00 PM UTC. During the downtime in between each season, rankings will be calculated to determine the amount of rewards you will receive. Rewards in the Arena for each category are currently Feathers which can be used to promote units to higher star quality.
Offensive Arena Scoring
The offensive aspect of arena allows a player to use his/her team to battle against AI-controlled teams of other players.
Teams are chosen and matched against a player based off the total stats (rating) of all the heroes on a player's team. Upon using a Dueling Sword to enter the Arena, three enemy teams along with their possible amount of points rewarded will be presented to the player:
- Beginner: This team will have a lower stat total than the player's. Lowest rewarded score.
- Intermediate: This team will have a similar stat total compared to the player's.
- Advanced: This team will have a higher stat total than the player's. Highest rewarded score.
Additionally, a player can increase the score rewarded by including one of that arena season's bonus heroes. Including a bonus hero on an arena team will increase scores rewarded by 2x.
However, there are penalties to the shown arena score directly related to the amount of units that die during the fight. The more units that die in battle, the less the points a player will receive from that battle. The score penalty for deaths is as follows:
|1||-10% (90% of Max Score)|
|2||-20% (80% of Max Score)|
|3||-30% (70% of Max Score)|
Once a player wins 7 battles in a row or loses/surrenders a battle, the streak ends and the final score is added up. If this score is the highest the player has achieved during the season, then this score will become that player's new high score for the season.
Defensive Arena Scoring
In addition to fighting other players, the player also sets a defense team that other players will face. The defense team is the leftmost team in the team slots. If it is completely empty, the next one will be used.
In order to obtain a defense score, an opponent must challenge the player's team and be defeated. If the opponent's score is higher than the player's current defense score, then that new defense score will be used.
To view your current Defense Score and other defense information, select Defense Results from the Arena screen. Here you can view your current defense score as well as a list of successful defenses (Note that this does not include failed defenses).
Currently, it is unknown how opponent defense score teams are calculated.
The rewards for fighting in the Arena are Hero Feathers.
The distribution of feathers is separated into Offense score, Defense score, and Overall Ranking. The player's score can be viewed via the "Check Rewards" button on the Arena Duels home screen.
Offense: The player gains feathers dependent on their Offense Score.
|3,801 - 4,000||2,400|
|3,601 - 3,800||2,300|
|3,401 - 3,600||2,200|
|3,201 - 3,400||2,100|
|3,001 - 3,200||2,000|
|2,801 - 3,000||1,900|
|2,601 - 2,800||1,800|
|2,401 - 2,600||1,700|
|2,201 - 2,400||1,600|
|2,001 - 2,200||1,500|
|1,801 - 2,000||1,400|
|1,601 - 1,800||1,300|
|1,401 - 1,600||1,200|
|1,201 - 1,400||1,100|
|1,001 - 1,200||1,000|
|801 - 1,000||900|
|601 - 800||800|
|401 - 600||700|
|201 - 400||600|
|1 - 200||500|
Defense: The player gains feathers dependent on their Defense score.
|201 - 250||400|
|151 - 200||300|
|101 - 150||200|
|1 - 100||100|
Ranking: The player gains feathers dependent on their Overall Rank. Unranked players will not receive feathers.
|2 - 10||4,000|
|11 - 100||3,500|
|101 - 1,000||3,000|
|1,001 - 5,000||2,500|
|5,001 - 10,000||2,000|
|10,001 - 30,000||1,500|
|30,001 - 50,000||1,000|
|50,001 - 100,000||500|
All players participating in arena are placed into tiers. It is possible to move up tiers each arena season linked to your arena score, but the exact catalyst is not known. The current purpose of tiers is not currently known as well.
The tiers are as follows:
|1||7th Platoon Trainee|
|12||Third Wyvern General|
Arena Enemy AI
- Main article: Arena Enemy AI
There are two sets of Arena Maps that are rotated each season.
- Use a synergistic team with the highest total stats to gain the most score.
- Include a bonus unit in team to double the score. More bonus units do not further increase score.
- Only fight against Advanced players to maximize score.
- Avoid letting your units fall, each casualty reduces score.
- View the opposing unit's stats before initiating battle. Other players may have merged units which could increase stats unexpectedly.