Arena of Valor (AoV) - Hero Availability Update + Upcoming Heroes (April 13, 2018)

The Americas are nearly caught up to Europe in hero count, with SEA (MSP) and India continuing to lag behind. Another slew of strong heroes is scheduled to release in the coming month.

Hero Availability Update + Upcoming Heroes (April 13, 2018)

Arena of Valor The Flash Arena of Valor Wisp Arena of Valor Murad Arena of Valor Maloch Arena of Valor Xeniel

It’s time for another update on recently released heroes, as well as which heroes are rumored (leaked?) to appear next.

For the Americas servers, all of the heroes debuted on the exact day they were rumored to, with the exception of Murad. Instead, it appears he’ll be released a couple of weeks from now (see below). In case you’re too lazy to click the link above, those releases were:

Liliana was made playable the same day on the Europe server, continuing the trend for new heroes to be simultaneously released to all Tencent-managed servers. After some consideration, we’ve placed Liliana in Tier S, with room to move up if players get used to her difficult-to-master play style.

The Southeast Asia (MSP) server, meanwhile, received Cresht in early April, then Superman on the same day as Europe and Americas to help celebrate the massive version 13 update. The server continues to fall behind the Americas in hero count, even though Arena of Valor was released two months earlier there.

Finally, India is catching up to the rest of the servers, receiving Arduin, Cresht, Lindis, Nakroth, Superman, and The Joker since our last update.

Upcoming Heroes

Based on the Twitter account @AOVLEAKS, the following heroes will be released to the Americas (and Europe for Wisp and The Flash) on these dates:

  • Wisp – April 20
  • Xeniel – April 24
  • Murad – April 27
  • Maloch – May 4
  • The Flash – May 11

Wisp is the first new hero in a while to not be consistently picked and/or banned in Taiwan’s GCS, though few marksmen other than Violet and The Joker are considered there. Regardless, she seems viable enough on ladder, as she benefits tremendously from critical hits.

Xeniel gives the Americas its second global hero after Max, while Murad and Maloch give the servers more top-tier options in the assassin and warrior roles.

Lastly, The Flash appears to have a kit similar to Murad, with extreme mobility and decent damage.

Once all of these heroes hit the Americas, the only remaining “old” heroes yet to be released will be Batman and Toro.

Hero Count

The current hero count on English servers stands at: Europe 63, Americas 58, SEA 54, and India 47. For all servers (continuously updated), click here.

Europe SEA (SG/MY/PH) Americas India
Airi Airi Airi Airi
Aleister Aleister Aleister Aleister
Alice Alice Alice Alice
Arduin Arduin Arduin Arduin
Arthur Arthur Arthur Arthur
Arum Arum Arum Arum
Astrid Astrid Astrid Astrid
Azzen’Ka Azzen’Ka Azzen’Ka Azzen’Ka
Baldum Baldum Baldum Baldum
Batman Batman Batman Batman
Butterfly Butterfly Butterfly Butterfly
Chaugnar Chaugnar Chaugnar Chaugnar
Cresht Cresht Cresht Cresht
Diao Chan Diao Chan Diao Chan Diao Chan
Fennik Fennik Fennik Fennik
Gildur Gildur Gildur Gildur
Grakk Grakk Grakk Grakk
Ignis Ignis Ignis Ignis
Ilumia Ilumia Ilumia Ilumia
Jinnar Jinna Jinnar Jinnar
Kahlii Kahlii Kahlii Kahlii
Kil’Groth Kil’Groth Kil’Groth Kil’Groth
Kriknak Kriknak Kriknak Kriknak
Krixi Krixi Krixi Krixi
Lauriel Lauriel Lauriel Lauriel
Liliana Liliana Liliana Liliana
Lindis Lindis Lindis Lindis
Lu Bu Lu Bu Lu Bu Lu Bu
Lumburr Lumburr Lumburr Lumburr
Maloch Maloch Maloch Maloch
Max Max Max Max
Mganga Mganga Mganga Mganga
Mina Mina Mina Mina
Moren Moren Moren Moren
Murad Murad Murad Murad
Nakroth Nakroth Nakroth Nakroth
Natalya Natalya Natalya Natalya
Omega Omega Omega Omega
Omen Omen Omen Omen
Ormarr Ormarr Ormarr Ormarr
Peura Payna Peura Peura
Preyta Preyta Preyta Preyta
Raz Raz Raz Raz
Rourke Rourke Rourke Rourke
Roxi Roxi Roxi Roxi
Ryoma Ryoma Ryoma Ryoma
Searcy Searcy Searcy Searcy
Skud Skud Skud Skud
Slimz Slimz Slimz Slimz
Superman Superman Superman Superman
Taara Taara Taara Taara
TeeMee TeeMee TeeMee TeeMee
Tel’Annas Tel’Annas Tel’Annas Tel’Annas
Thane Thane Thane Thane
The Flash The Flash The Flash The Flash
The Joker The Joker The Joker The Joker
Toro Toro Toro Toro
Tulen Tulen Tulen Tulen
Valhein Valhein Valhein Valhein
Veera Veera Veera Veera
Violet Violet Violet Violet
Wisp Wisp Wisp Wisp
Wonder Woman Wonder Woman Wonder Woman Wonder Woman
Wukong Wukong Wukong Wukong
Xeniel Xeniel Xeniel Xeniel
Yorn Yorn Yorn Yorn
Zanis Zanis Zanis Zanis
Zephys Zephys Zephys Zephys
Zill Zill Zill Zill
Zuka Zuka Zuka Zuka
Total: 63 Total: 55 Total: 58  Total: 47

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