Fight a series of 8 challenging battles in a unique PVP game-mode called the Arena. Complete more battles without losing for a chance for higher Rewards.
Unlock the Arena mini-game by completing the Broken Spire Questline. Battles in the Arena are played using a drafted team system, where each Troop in the Arena is restricted to lower Rarities, except for your Hero. Each Arena series you participate in costs 1,000 Gold as an Entry Fee. Arena battles count as PVP battles as you verse opponent players and the teams they have selected.
After unlocking, access Arena in the Games menu along the bottom of the World Map Screen.
How to play the Arena
Choosing your troops
There will be an opportunity to select from 3 randomly drawn Troops of a specific Rarity type at a time, to form a team of the following:
- One Common Troop
- One Rare Troop
- One Ultra-Rare Troop
Once you have selected your team they can be re-ordered. One Troop can only be selected from the 3 presented at once, and future choices are hidden until you have made a choice from the existing selection. You will only see the Troops you have chosen once you have selected all 3, so remember which you select as different options are presented and you build your Team.
TIP: Underworld Troops are not available in the Arena as the Underworld is considered as separate to Krystara.
Using your Hero
Unlike the chosen Troops, your Hero's Weapon can be changed at any point if you feel there is another Weapon that better fits with the team you have built. You can change your Weapon on the right side of the Arena screen. Your Hero Class does not apply to the Arena - therefore, Class XP and Wins do not count in the Arena.
You can change your Troop order on the left side of the Arena screen, and your Weapon on the right.
NOTE: Newly released Troops (Troops you can unlock with Glory when a new week rolls over) are usually added to the Arena draft pool 3-5 weeks after being added as a Reward in the in-game Shop.
Special Rules in the Arena
In the Arena, you can verse players of various Hero levels and Troop collections. To keep the Arena on an even playing field, these rules apply to all Troops and the Hero:
- Set to level 15
- No Traits
- No benefits from Skill bonuses
- Hero Classes are disabled
- Weapon upgrades (Affixes) do not apply
- Summoned and Transformed Troops are level 15
Battling in the Arena
Once you have formed your team you will be pitted against teams drafted the same way by other players. The objective is to win as many battles as possible before receiving 2 losses. Once you hit 2 losses or 8 wins, you will receive prizes based on the number of victories made.
View your wins and losses on the right. Once you've reached 8 wins or 2 losses you can collect your Arena Rewards.
You can receive the same Rewards you would obtain from a PVP battle while earning your wins in the Arena. You can also earn Champion XP in the Arena even though the Class is not active. Overall Arena Rewards are based on the number of victories you had:
Arena Rewards include Gold, Souls, Gold/Glory Keys, and Guild Trophies.
Gold and Soul Rewards are modified by the difficulty setting being used, but will only be multiplied by the lowest used in any of the battles fought (i.e. if one battle is at Normal difficulty and the other seven are at Warlord IV, the Rewards will be given as if all battles were played on the Normal difficulty).
You also have the option of purchasing the Troops used for Gems after accepting your Rewards. If you choose to accept the offer, all displayed Troops are raised to level 15. The Gem price is determined by the number of Souls that are required to level them (based on your existing levels on those Troops).
At the end of the Arena round you can buy the Arena team with Gems if you want.
TIP: The less you have upgraded these Troops from the Troop Offers, the more Gems they will cost.
- Try to choose Troops with as many different Mana colors as possible. For example: if you choose a Brown Common, try not to choose a Brown Rare.
- This will help your Troops earn Mana with being "Mana blocked" from other Troops of the same color
- Don't forget to change your Troop order to the way you want it
- Choose Mana generator Troops to help you power up your Hero's Weapon
- Avoid choosing Troops that need special conditions to function well. For example: "deal triple damage if the enemy has a hunter's mark" or "boost damage based on gold collected."