There are quite a few things Tencent’s latest mobile MOBA did not tell you about during its lengthy tutorial. Here are some of the not-so-well-known tips to get you started on the newest and hottest MOBA to hit the mobile community, Arena Of Valor.
You Can Unlock Heroes With Friends
You can unlock 4 heroes just by winning matches with your friends; 10 matches to be exact. The heroes unlock at 1 win, 3 wins, 6 wins, and lastly 10 wins. Do take note that only matches won in Standard 5V5 Grand Battles counts towards unlocking them; wins in Ranked games and other modes do not count.
So to make the most of your time, do not play solo and waste precious match time that can be contributed to unlocking the 4 heroes. Acquiring Butterfly at 10 wins is a good assassin to start out as.
You Can Play Solo 1v1 To Clear Road To Glory Efficiently
Since matches in all modes count towards unlocking all 8 heroes (3 games for 1 hero,), the fastest way subjected to Daily Cooldown, to get 3 games is to go for the solo 1v1 mode. There’s only 1 lane, with 2 towers in the way, and no feeding teammates to make you lose your games.
There Are Faster Ways To Collect 5 Heroes To Unlock Ranked Games
The above 2 tips will allow you to unlock ranked games in no time at all. You get 2 heroes from tutorials (Valhein and Yorn), 2 more if you play 6 games (Veera and Taara) and 1 more from winning 1 match with friends (Thane). There you have it: your ticket to unlocking ranked games.
Follow This Pro Build Option
Under the Armory, there is an option to customise the item build with the “Pro Build” option, which displays the top item build for the particular hero you chose and you can easily change the default build to the top build found there. However the top builds are currently based on popularity instead of win rates, but still, if you’re new to the game, it doesn’t hurt using the popular builds while slowly learning what each item does.
Finding & Adding Friends The Best Way
You can use the General chat (speech icon beside the events icon) to join other players’ games directly through their open invite in the chat, likewise you can do the same to play alongside others, and more importantly adding them as friends so that you can start winning games with your new friends and unlock the heroes.
Know What AoV’s Different Currencies Are
- Gold is the farmable currency used to buy Heroes and Arcana.
- Gems can be obtained through completing quests and they can be spent in the Gem Shop to get Double EXP card for now.
- Vouchers can only be bought using money and they can be used to buy heroes, skins, bundles, Lucky Boxes and EXP/Gold cards.
AOV gives you 14 heroes for free, 2 through tutorials, 8 through Road to Glory, and 4 more by winning 10 matches with friends. Hopefully, these tips will allow you to start on this new MOBA and keep you playing on for a while!