When Arena Mode was released, it was Chivalry 2 community by the storm. The all-new 3v3 battle has given players a smaller pitch to hone their fighting skills.
Of course, the playing field has shrunk considerably which means new battle strategies and tactics will have to be picked up if you want to survive. Here are our top tips and tricks for defeating enemies in Arena Mode in Chivalry 2.
What is Arena?
So what is Arena in Chivalry 2? On the split areas of the Battle Pit, the Courtyard, and the (new) Courtyard, three Masons and three Agathians fight to the death. The first team to accumulate five wins will win. Probably Chivalry 2 take a page out Apex Legends‘ book? 3v3 mode in Apex Legends, Same name as The Arena, works similarly.
Unlike Top, Chivalry 2’s Arena is scaled down and very simple. Players can use any character class (including those nasty archers), fight with any weapon, and bandage once in battle. You can play the Arena with a group of three, or players can battle their minds to find teammates. You can also join ongoing sessions if groups are skewed. However, teams will not fill in bots. You will encounter some 3v2 and even 3v1 matches, but we will cover those later.
You will earn XP towards your weapons, class and global ranking. Besides it’s a great place to show off Chivalry Spirit Boom, Arena is the best way to practice and improve your fighting skills without having to put the Pole Hammer behind your head.
Best Weapons and Classes for the Arena
When it comes to the best weapons to use in the Arena, the list is no different The best weapon in Chivalry 2. While the Messer is by far the best weapon in the game, Arena will force you to learn when it’s best to switch to a faster one-handed weapon.
For example, a good player sporting a short sword, shovel, or longsword will interrupt your big Messer’s swings. Switching to a faster weapon will even be the playing field, especially if you’re playing the Knights of the Crusades class. However, if you’re stuck with a heavy weapon, keep your distance and wait for them to swing and miss before unleashing a powerful attack.
In terms of class, most players stick with Knights for maximum health and high damage dealt. That being said, watch out for any enemies using blunt weapons like the Heavy Mace or Maul. Blunt weapons deal 50% more damage to Knights. Don’t hesitate to pull the Two-Handed Hammer or Morningstar against a heavy team of Knights. It’s wise to keep a blunt weapon on your side for these situations.
Kicks and feints
Arena in Chivalry 2 where you will perfect your fighting techniques. Mastering kicks and attacks will lead to more victories in the Arena, but when should you use these techniques? Ideally you would always be in a 1v1 fight. We will consider having chivalry in Chivalry 2 after that. Now, let’s say you’re not fighting two or three people at once.
The best time to kick is when your opponent is blocking or when you predict they will block. Let’s say the two of you are locked in a series of swing-block-swing-block swings back and forth. Instead of swinging your arm a third time, kick to break their vigilance. Then punish them with an overhead attack or slash. We discourage stabbing attacks, as they are difficult to land on a moving target. Most players, when their vigilance is broken, will move around in a frenzy. The wide swing is your best chance to make an attack.
Here’s a pro tip for you. After you break their vigilance and attack, kick back! Use your opponent’s panic state against them. They almost never see the second kick come in and often go right back one block after being punished by your first hit. However, do not be greedy with this technique. Use it as a surprise combo once or twice in battle. Ducking is a good way to avoid damage if you’re getting a kick. Most players will follow a broken guard with a slash attack, so duck under it to avoid damage.
Feinting is how you will become a good person Chivalry Spirit great player Chivalry Spirit player. However, knowing when to beat will make you practically undefeatable. It all depends on whether your opponent actively blocks or not. Here’s why.
When the opponent is holding a block, you can assume they are counter-attacking or trying to track an attack. So start a slash attack and then hit a head to punish them when they start swinging the racket. Move left, then drag your overhead attack to the right for an easy hit. Then, immediately follow up with a basic attack. An average Chivalry player knows the “rhythm” of battle. Feints take that rhythm away and make your next attacks happen in a “rhythm” they’re not familiar with. Furthermore, slash attacks are the most common and most visible coming, especially when swinging Messer or heavy weapons. Your opponent thinks nothing but “counterattack!” when they saw that the slashing attack came.
Now, when you’re attacking a non-blocking opponent, feints can be at risk, especially if they’re using fast weapons against your Messer or Halberd. Here’s why. When you turn your head to rotate, your opponent can initiate a shot of their own. If you pretend, they will hit you all the time. If they are also using heavy weapons, you can escape the hit, albeit very risky. In short, use the move to lure your opponent off guard.
In the large-scale games of Chivalry 2, you will meet the same player a few times during the match. In the Arena, you and that player will compete for a minimum of five times. Study how they play and use their consistency against them.
For example, if they start each round with a charged thrust, you can anticipate it and easily counter it. Are they an active or reactive player? Meaning, do they hit first or do they wait for you to attack? Reactive players are very vulnerable to attacks and kicks. Active players open counters and distances. Step back, let them miss and then punish them with an attack of your own.
Are they good at hitting the ball? Be forewarned and don’t let your guard down too soon. Happy players are also willing to be punished. It may take an inning or two, but eventually you will learn how your opponent plays and how to beat them.
Use the first round to expand the contest. If no one on the opposing team is using a shield, you can switch to Archers and shoot them with arrows at the start of the next round. However, we recommend doing so only if your team wins in the first round. Archers are very weak, and using an archer also puts teammates at a disadvantage in 2v1. The gimmick only works for an inning or two before the opposing team keeps an eye on your Archer.
The best Arena map for Archers is Tournament Grounds. The narrow map makes it easy to shoot as enemies can only run straight towards you. Don’t bother with Archers on the Court because there are too many obstacles. The Battle Pit is really up to you. Yes, you should be able to take a shot or two, but the round shape of the map makes it easier for the other team.
Throws like the Ax and Knife are great to keep in your back pocket. A good throw can destroy an opponent’s health before they reach range. Just make sure to switch to your main weapon once they close the gap.
Not at all Dark souls PvP players out there understand the rules of participation. Don’t gank and don’t heal in the middle of a fight. For those who are new to honor matches, let’s go over some basic rules of participation.
To “gank” means to gather someone. Popular in Dark souls PvP community, term applied to Chivalry 2Arena’s. The arena is to determine which team excels in a series of 1v1 matches. If you win your fight, let your teammates play theirs. If they lose, feel free to clean up. The chivalrous thing to do, however, is to allow your opponent to heal if they still can.
The disconnect happens in the Arena and the matchmaking is not very stable right now. If you’re stuck in a 3v2 situation, it’ll probably stay that way. However, if you are on a team of three, stay and let your team do their 1v1 fight. Think of you as a “boss battle” when your teammates have fallen. The same is true for 3v1s. If a single opponent can beat all three in 1v1 matches, they may deserve to win. If you show mercy, mercy will be shown on you.
Use emojis to ask enemy players not to gank you. Tab to the right below Emoticon sifting and choosing Homeless. It’s pretty obvious when someone uses this emoji, as they’ll raise their hands in surrender.
Don’t forget to heal yourself after defeating your opponent in Arena Mode. You still get a bandage to apply each round, but that’s all. There are no carts to update on BandAids. However, there is a pile of fruit in the Courtyard that is edible for health.
Don’t heal mid-match; it’s an unwritten rule. For starters, it’s better to heal after defeating your first opponent, as you may have to face another. Second, it’s a disgusting way to play, especially if you’re running away from 1v1 opponents to heal. Finally, the respawn animation takes a while, and you won’t be back to the full state right away. Many times not, mid-game healing is a surefire way to get yourself beheaded.
You can still use your class abilities in Chivalry 2’s Arena. However, they are few and far between. At most, you’ll use your class skill once in a match, maybe twice if you go all nine innings. Let your teammates know when you have oil potions, healing horns, or healing flags ready to go to avoid wasting them all in the same round.
So is it shameful to use class capabilities? No, because you will only use them once or twice in a game and they are a strategic way to turn the tide of a war. Class abilities are part of the game and should be used as intended.