Learn the basics of battle in Arknights in this guide! This includes how to win battles, operators to use, how to beat enemies, battle goals, how to get 3 stars, & more!Check Out the Beginner Guide & Tips
What is Battle in Arknights?
Prevent Enemies from Reaching Goal
As Tower Defense Game, the main goal of battle in Arknights is to prevent enemies from reaching the goal or the blue box in levels. This is done by deploying Operators to the field.
Level Layouts during Battle
In every battle, there are enemy spawns and goals. Red boxes are enemy spawns and blue boxes are goals that you should defend. You'll also see a line of movement from enemy spawns that will dictate where they will go.
Deploy Operators to Stop Enemies
Enemies will not stop their assault until you defeat them. Deploy Operators to attack and stop them from reaching the blue goal.Check Out the Best Operators Tier List Here
Deploying Operators Require Costs
Every time you deploy an Operator, it will consume costs. Operators have different costs depending on their levels. Create teams of low and high cost Operators to win!
Get 3 Stars by Defeating All Enemies
Although you won't lose the battle immediately when an enemy passes the blue line, you won't be able to get three stars for this. Make sure to take down all enemies that will appear to get 3 stars and unlock the Auto Battle function.Check Out How to Unlock the Auto Battle Function
Battle Basics & Mechanics
Each Class has a Specific Function
Although all Operators are unique due to their skills, they all fall under a class that dictates their roles in battle. Learning the difference between classes is essential to winning battles!Check Out the All Class Types & Units Here
Class Types & Roles
|Class||Role / Strengths|
|Vanguard||Low cost offense types. Good at early game|
|Guards||Melee attackers. Focused on offense|
|Defender||Tanks with high defense and HP|
|Specialists||Unique skills that doesn't fit in any of the classes|
|Sniper||Long range attackers. Can take down airborne enemies|
|Casters||Long range magic user. Ignores armor and can take down airborne enemies|
|Medic||Heals allies in battle|
|Support||Provides helpful buffs to allies|
Learn the Skills of Your Operators
Every Operator comes with a skill that you can activate in battle. Remember to familiarize yourself with your team's skills to be able to use them efficiently during battle.
Make Use of the Pause Function
If you're feeling overwhelmed during the battle, you can take a breather and use the pause option. This will stop the battle, but you won't be able to deploy or move Operators.
Tips to Winning Battles
Deploy the Right Operator for the Enemy Type
Operators' effectiveness depends on the enemy they are fighting. Remember to check enemy types before the match. For example, physical attacks are weak to armored enemies, but magic is strong against them.Check Out the Operator Team Build Guide
Create a Defense Line Around Goal
Do not spread out your Operators too thin. Make sure to cover all spaces that enemies can pass to the goal to stop them from advancing.
Use Snipers / Casters for their Range
One of the best classes at the start are Snipers because of their overall range, they can take down all kinds of enemies, and the they are often out of range from enemies.
Withdraw Operators when Needed
There's nothing wrong with withdrawing Operators from the fight to relocate them. Just make sure that the area they're covering is covered when you withdraw them.
Arknights Related Articles
Operator Tier List
Basics for BeginnersCheck Out the Beginner Guide & Tips
Gameplay & Battle Tips
|Early Game Guide||Daily Routine|
|Combat System||Base & Facilities|
|Operator Class Types||Operator Base Skills|
|Level Up Fast||Elite Promotions|
|Raise Potential||Trust Levels|
|Upgrade Operator Skills||Open Recruitment Guide|
|Increase Doctor Levels||Recruitment Simulator|