Alrighty, I’ve been participating in the Aether Raids thread with a similar title and it’s been nice talking to others about how they did. I noticed that there wasn’t an active thread about Arena, and figured it was time to change that. Yeah, Arena is less complicated than AR. Sure, it has dumb scoring rules. Yes, score fishing is annoying. But it’s still a good mode, and it’s still very competitive! So, please use this thread to discuss everything Arena: what units you use, how you built them, how your run has gone so far, and of course, any anecdotes!
I’ll kick things off: I’m currently T21 and trying to stay in each week, which happens for me most of the time. However, I have to say it’s getting rough with all the Ninja Lyns, Duo Micaiahs, Duo Byleths, and other ridiculous offensive units running around in there. I’ve used my Fire season team with two of my go-to Arena units, Duo Ephraim and Y!Marth, my Fire Legendary, L!Celica, and my highest-merged (+3) bonus unit, Reginn. Builds below:
As you can see, I like Time’s Pulse quite a bit. Duo Ephraim is still waiting on Ruptured Sky fodder, but otherwise folks are pretty set other than the trickle of Dragonflowers being so slow. I might give Reginn a proper Arena build since she will be in the rotation and is super mobile, which I love!
Anyway, I did my first streak of 5 for the week, where I try enough to probably stay in T21 and see how it looks later in the week to decide whether to fish for a better score or not. This time took about 35 or so matches, which is pretty low, to get 5 matches at base score before bonus KO of 752, with a max of 756. Usually that’s enough but some weeks vary.
It went pretty smoothly, not too much fishing and only a couple of losses along the way. Reginn’s Canto (3) is ridiculously useful, and when it’s past turn 4, it feels like that feeling of the speeded walkways in airports when they end and all your visual flow suddenly slows. Depending on who’s the third red unit on the Legendary banner, I may go for more merges on Reginn and Plumeria and do some more Arena runs.