Arena Guide Isra's Guide to Arena Success

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  1. Israfie

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    Why do you care about the arena? Because it has some of the best spheres in the game and free gems. That's right free. And the best part about arena? Bragging rights.

    Now then, the first thing to take into account is that there are no friends in arena. You get 1 LS and you have to own that unit. Arena is all about what you're units can do, not what your friends can do.

    Secondly, spheres are important. Personally I use Amanohaboken, Lexida and legwand spheres. If you have the Halloween sphere(s) and need some more BC produced then those are also a very viable option.
    So a mix of both works well for me.

    Leads:
    Arguably the most important part of any arena team. The leader of the squad you bring into battle in the arena will play a huge role in the final outcome of your battles.

    God Tier:

    Ardin/Yujeh- +50% to attack and reduction in BB gauge needed to fill by 15% as well as a strong AoE BB puts the newest rainbow leads at the very top of my arena leaders list.

    Uda/Elza-
    These two increase BB gauge fill rate by 50% and are both very viable units. Uda has a very fast fill rate for an AoE BB and Elza is a great BB producer with a strong AoE BB.

    Lucca
    - Lucca reduces BB gauge needed for fill by 15% as well giving a guaranteed 2bc to every team member at the end of every turn. Coupled with his AoE BB, he is a strong arena leader.

    Phee/Kuda- Phee and Kuda reduce BB gauge cost by 20% and both have AoE BB's with good damage multiplier's meaning flawless leaders.


    Karl
    - Karl's future 6* will give a guaranteed 7 BC when attacking as well as fill BB gauges on spark. The spark boost will hardly be used but the 7 bc fill will be very useful. He also has a very strong AoE BB with a fast fill rate.


    High Tier:

    Lodin/Dia
    - These two add +50% to rainbow teams and increase BB gauge fill rate by 30%. Lodin also fills the BB gauges of his teammates with his BB but it is non-damaging. Dia has a random BB.

    Zelnite- Zelnite increases BC drop rates by 18%, which in itself is not very impressive, BUT he also has the ability to use an AoE BB as well as fill his teammates BB gauges.

    Rhein/Lugina- Rhein adds +75% to attack for the first two turns and Lugina adds +50% to both atk and def. They do NOT stack with Amonohaboken or Angelic Foil spheres and they both max out at only 5* for the time being. Resulting in their being weaker than a lot of units you will encounter in the arena.

    Felneus/Bordebegia/Faris- These two both increase bb gauge fill rate 50%. Bordebegia has a high cost bb and Felneus has become very long in the tooth. Faris on the other hand, has very good stats and BC production, but she suffers from the ever inevitable single target BB.

    Lunaris/Ophelia/Alyut/Raydn/Farlon/Rina- These 6 guardians each add 65% to their respective elements which helps when going into the arena and focused more on brute force. If your team does not have a problem with filling BB gauges and has high BC production, these 6 may be the best option.


    Mid Tier:


    Lilith/Logan- The Rainbow equivalent of the guardians. These two add 65% attack to rainbow teams but they each have single target regular BB's which drops them a rank.

    Miku- Miku boosts BB fill rate by 25% and adds a guaranteed 3 BC to every BB gauge at the end of each turn. Her downfall is that she maxes out at 5* with low stats and it may be hard to compete against 6*
     
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    The Army: The lifeblood of an arena team, these are the the other 4 units who benefit from the leaders skill.

    Farlon/Ophelia/Uda/Lira/Hogar- High stats and a fast BB gauge fill rate, These 5 will almost always get their BB on turn 1 with a decent-hit count team.

    Elza- High Bc production, high stats, decent bb fill rate.

    Zelnite- BB fills others BB, as well as damages. High BC production.

    Maxwell- High hit count. Amazing stats. Slightly better BC fill than average.


    High Tier:

    Deemo- Very High hit count and BC production. AoE BB.

    Kuda- High BC production, Strong AoE BB. Slightly high BB fill rate.


    Ardin- Good BC production, Strong AoE, Slightly above average BB fill rate.

    Yujeh- Mediocre BC production, Strong AoE, slightly above average BB fill rate.

    Mid Tier:

    Lugina- Low BC fill rate, decent stats focused on offense. Decent hit count. Maxes at 5*.

    Melchio- High hit count and the best BC producer with his normal attack. He lacks a damage BB until his Sbb though.

    Lodin- Non-damaging BB. Fills others BB gauges.

    Lucina- Great at producing BC. High stats. Low fill rate. Single target BB.

    Rickel- High BC producing unit. Good stats. Low fill rate. Single target BB.
     
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    And one last reservation just in case.
     
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    I would like to argue that Dia 6* should be next to Lodin 6* in the Arena Leaders tier. Both leaders skills are identical however their BBs are not. Lodin's BB is great and all but it doesn't do any damage, with the increase in demand for fast filling BB units such as Farlon, Lira, Ophelia, 2nd turn BBs are standard now and you will often find situations where your Lodin will use his BB despite it not being needed in the first place, maybe even costing you the match. Dia's BB on the other hand is random target, this is hardly a con for arena, random target BBs usually have a high multiplier to compensate for their unreliable nature and the randomness of her BB is barely a problem in arena as you are fighting a single team with your own single team. It is also standard to have enough damage to KO 1-3 targets in the first turn, thus there are less targets and her BB becomes more effective. On top of this she also has a reasonably fast filling BB gauge, she has better stats than Lodin (a distribution very suited for arena) and she also provides the same thunder elemental weapon buff as Lodin. Since both units have the same leader skill but different roles, it all comes down to preference, Lodin for those who want a more reliable way to fill the BB gauges for their team or Dia for those who prefer a more offensively reliable unit overall on top of their arena team. This is why i feel as though Dia should be next to Lodin in the Arena Leader tier.
     
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    Nice write up. I've added it to the guides section. :)
     
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    Duelmex though despite being an ares lead kinda sucks with his random bb.
    Reeze is a good replacement for karl. Grybe and alyut are good grunts too.
     
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    Kajah 6 star? It has the highest atk if im not wrong
     
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    Dia's Tier is debatable but if you focus only on LS, Dia should be on God-Tier, BUT using her as lead can cost you your Farlon (If you have) who is the Arena King. Same goes with Lodin, costing you your Uda (if you have). They have their ups and downs but the tier of an Arena Lead depends on the squad set-up.
    Using Dia's LS, possibly, your units already have 1-2 BBs up considering your units can produce enough BC, and don't underestimate Dia's BB because, even though Random, it still packs a punch. Lodin, however, ensures that your squad will have full BB gauges IF he BBs. They should be in the God-Tier, both of them. (Agrees with Evazinz)
    I think Evazinz explained my opinion thoroughly, so :p
    BTW, what about Phee and Zellha's LS? Don't they get a mention?
     
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    Added Deemo, Miku, Family batch and Sphere batch.
     
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    you forgot golem + dragon ring lol
     
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    Im using Phee lead, uda deemo grybe alyut with good results. Leveling another uda and ophelia (just got her tonight!). Thinking ophelia for alyut but maybe stick with grybe and see what happens before adding another uda.
     
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    uda>grybe
     
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    With a lot of new units coming out, this guide should be updated weekly. A newbie like me needs it badly ;)
     
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    How about adding :fire:Cayena, and :dark:Kikuri in the ARMY part of your guide? :fire:Cayena has fairly high hit count, fast filling BB, plus her BB can paralyze enemies (saved me a dozens of times). Same with :dark:Kikuri, high hit count, fair damage, average filling BB, AoE BB with Curse effect! :)
     
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    nice guide... ill use this as a reference when building my arena team... :D
    ty sir..
     

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