Arena of Valor offers the experience of a quality MOBA for free on your mobile. The Chinese game has a number of maps and battle modes that may seem intimidating at first, but which are really easy to learn. Understand everything you need to know about the game's maps and different battle modes.
How is the traditional Arena of Valor map ?In this first part of the article, we will focus on the most popular map in the game, the one used in 5v5 matches. Like many MOBAs, Arena of Valor has the map divided into 3 “lanes”: Top, Middle (also called Mid) and Bottom (or Bot). Top is the top lane of the map, Mid is the middle lane and Bot is the bottom lane. Lanes are the paths that heroes take to reach the enemy base and destroy its core. Something common in all lanes is the goal of killing minions and attacking enemies, preventing them from attacking your towers or even reaching your base. In the middle of the map is the Jungle (or jungle) that works as an area to gain experience in fighting monsters and farm gold. Junglers (players who are dedicated to fighting in the jungle) are usually agile heroes and can also use this area to gank enemies. There are 20 towers in Arena of Valor , 10 for each team and 3 for each lane. These buildings help protect you from invasions and are divided into three different types, varying your HP, attack level, armor and magic resistance. The closer to the base, the more resistant and powerful the tower is, with the Nucleus being the most important of the towers.
How to play in each laneUsually, the Top and Bot lanes are played with two heroes in each, while Mid is usually played by just one player. What will be the best path for you? It will depend on your hero and your style of play. Class heroes such as Warrior, Tank, Support or Shooter are usually ideal candidates to play in Top or Bot. But wizards or ranged heroes are a great choice for Mid, while Assassins are perfect heroes for Jungle.
- At the beginning of a game, after killing the minions, spy on the minimap and see if your team doesn't need help elsewhere.
- Be wary if a lane is without enemies and notify your team. This is usually a sign that the opposing team is gathering in another lane or preparing an ambush.
- If you are outnumbered, wait for your team members to respawn next to a tower, helping it defend itself.
Jungle monstersJungle is the area of ??the map populated by monsters that give experience and gold when they are defeated, with some deaths even granting buffs or improvements to Jungler or his team. But what are the main monsters you can find in this jungle?
SeagleThese are the monsters that patrol the river alongside the Top and Bot lanes, being the least powerful creatures you will find in the jungle. In fact, this is an animal that only attacks if it is attacked first, which makes them really docile creatures. So what do you get for killing one of these little monsters? With its defeat, the creature gives gold, experience and releases a special light that will be like a spy in the enemy's jungle , revealing the heroes who hide there.
PowerfulDefeat the red Golem and you will receive a temporary bonus that slows down the enemy's movement speed when you hit it with a normal attack and still gives you extra damage.
WiseWhen defeated, the blue Golem gives the player a 20% decrease in cooldown and a 2% increase in mana regeneration per second.
Sentinel SpiritThis flying monster is a danger to fight at the beginning of the game, it is better to wait a while before trying your luck. With the death of this sentry, the hero gains gold for the entire team, regenerating 35 HP per second as well as a 30% bonus to his movement speed.
Abyssal DragonThis is one of the monsters that are essential to help your team achieve victory and should be considered a priority in the game. When defeated, the dragon gives gold and experience to the entire team.
Demon of darknessThere is no creature as strong as that in Arena of Valor . The Dark Demon is indeed a very difficult and powerful monster to face - which is why the reward of his death is so great. Defeat the monster and your entire team receives a 30% damage bonus and a 1% increase in HP and Mana regeneration.
The different battle modes and their mapsArena of Valor offers varied experiences to its players - ranging from the traditional 5v5 to the innovative Hook War, but what can you expect from these battle modes?
Great Battle: 5v5 on Antaris mapIt is in the Great Battle of the Antaris battlefield that the most competitive game mode of Arena of Valor takes place . The classic 5v5 is the one that will require more strategic thinking from your players and where we see the importance of playing as a team . As their name implies, there are two teams of 5 players fighting for the destruction of the enemy base. In this classic mode, it is essential to defeat monsters like the Abyssal Dragon and the Dark Demon to achieve victory. On this map there is the Altar of Life, that is, the possibility for each hero to return to his base to restore lost Life. Each player starts with 300 gold and battles usually last between 12 to 18 minutes, which is the slowest mode, but with the highest gold reward and experience. It is in 5v5 that you should apply everything that we talked about in this article.
Combat Valley: 3v3 on the Battle of the Pampas mapIn Vale do Combate, each team can only have 3 heroes, making the process of choosing characters more complicated. Each player starts at level 3 with 800 gold and, in this mode, all heroes gain experience and gold much faster. There is only one lane in this battle mode and only one tower defending its base, but the goal is the same as 5v5: to destroy the enemy base. On this map there is also the Altar of Life. There are two different monsters waiting for you in the jungle: Garnak and Winged Sandals. When defeated, Winged Sandals grants a 30% increase in movement speed for 30 seconds; already Garnak is a two - headed dragon that gives different bonuses each defeat:
- The first time he is killed, Garnak gives the team a bonus on the damage done to enemy towers. Attention: with this first defeat, the player receives the Dragon's Curse which decreases the damage inflicted on Garnak by 30% in an upcoming fight.
- The second time, your entire team has a 20% increase in damage while reducing the damage taken by 15%.
- The third time, your team receives 1% maximum HP regeneration per second.