Arena of Valor (AoV) - Balanced Team Composition

A guide on how to make a balanced team in Arena of Valor. Included are examples of a balanced team and an unbalanced team, with tips on ideal composition.

Why is Team Balance Important?

Arena of Valor (AoV) is a 5 on 5 multiplayer game. You fight as a team, just like in baseball or soccer. Just as you can’t win a match of soccer with everyone in the team playing as a goalkeeper, you can’t win a match of Arena of Valor with everyone playing the same role. When you team up with other people, you will have to pay attention to the team’s composition and be sure to make a balanced team.

Balanced Team

Arena of Valor Balanced Team
In this example, the red team is much more balanced than the blue team. outside of Arduin, every hero on the blue team primarily deals magic damage. On the other hand, the red team is much more balanced with every hero on the team possessing a specific role. In a case like this, the red team has an advantage from the very start of the game.

Poorly Balanced Team

Arena of Valor Losing Team
Let’s take a look at the role of each hero on the blue team.

There is no jungler on this team, and if Arduin doesn’t focus on defensive items, they won’t have a tank either. Furthermore, as most of the heroes primarily deal magic damage, a little investment in magic defense items can completely shut them down. The team has very little chance when fighting against the more balanced team, especially when Arduin isn’t present to help.

Well Balanced Team

Arena of Valor Winning Team
Now let’s take a look at the roles of each hero on the red team.

Every hero on this team has a role that suits their class. Toro and Ormarr are going to suck up damage to protect Slimz, Preyta, and Nakroth as they deal out damage of their own. Even without any supports, the heroes benefit from one another and will have a much easier time fighting than their unbalanced opponents.

What is an Ideal Team Composition?

Arenaof Valor Team Lineup
Until reaching Diamond Rank, the game gives suggestions about your current team balance. The picture above shows a team lacking a marksman, which can mean a heavy lack in offensive power for the team. Ideally, a team should have three aggressive heroes and two defensive heroes, at least one of which being a tank. Furthermore, try not to have too many heroes of the same class if you can help it. Spreading around what type of damage you deal and how you deal it does a lot in ensuring your team’s damage potential. Therefore, try to not to have more than two of any one class. In order to best ensure good balance in your games, it is best to practice many different hero types so that you can fill in any holes your team might have.

You might also want to read our Hero Role Guide to better understand the typical roles that each player fulfills during a match. For more discussion about hero classes, you can check out our Hero Class Guide.

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