Learn how to play Arknights in this Beginners Guide. This includes a guide on operators, the base, combat, collecting materials, gacha, creating a stronger team, & more!
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Collect and Deploy Operators
What are Operators?
Operators are characters that you can use for battle and for base operations. They all have different skills & unique abilities that makes them effective in battle.Check Out the All Operators List
How Do I Get Operators?
Players can obtain Operators mainly by using either the Headhunter paid Gacha or the free Open Recruitment one. You can also get them by clearing specific missions.Check Out How to Get Operators Here
Use The Operator Exchange Voucher
You can get one top-class ★5 Operator by just using the free Operator Exchange Voucher in your "Depot". You can use the Operator Exchange Voucher to select 1 of 4 ★5 Operators to bolster your team. Use this to fill roles that your current lineup requires.Check Out The 5 Star Exchange Voucher Guide Here
Drop Rate Depends on Rarity
The higher the rarity of the Operator, the lower its drop rates in the Gacha. This applies to both the paid and free Gachas.
Learn About the Best Operators
There are Operators who have skills that makes them more powerful than the rest. Although they are not required to complete the story, it's good to have strong characters in your team.
Combat & Gameplay Features
Complete Missions by Winning Battles
Arknights is a tower defense game, meaning your goal is to prevent enemies from reaching their goal. Operators are deployed in the field to fight and defeat them!Check Out the Combat System Guide Here
Know Operator Classes & Strengths
Each Operator falls under a class that determines their basic gameplay. It's important to learn the strengths and weaknesses of your Operators to be able to deploy them efficiently in battle.
Build & Manage Your Base
The Base is an important aspect in Arknights since its the only place to get important materials and train your Operators. The base itself can only be unlocked near the end of the tutorial mission.Check Out the Base & Facilities Guide Here
Get Materials by Managing Base
The Facilities in the Base all have unique functions. Some produce important materials that cannot be acquired anywhere else in the game. Make sure to create a base with a balance of these facilities.
Get Buffs by Assigning Operators to Facilities
Other than battling, Operators can also be used to manage Facilities in your Base. They have Base Skills that provides benefits to the Facilities, such as increasing production or decreasing production time.Check Out the Operator Base Skills List Here
How to Make Your Team Stronger
Increase Operators' Levels
Operators becomes stronger the higher their level is. You can increase their level faster by deploying them on missions and using Battle Records that you acquire.Check Out How to Level Up Fast Here
Use Auto Battle to Farm for XP / Materials
When you defeat all enemies in a level and a get 3 stars, you unlock the option to Auto Battle that level. This makes it easier to farm for materials and level up your Operators.Check Out How to Unlock Auto Battle Here
Upgrade Operators Skills
You can upgrade character skills to make them more effective when used in combat. Since Operators often have more than 1 skill, make sure to pick the right ones to upgrade to conserve materials and items.Check Out How to Upgrade Operator Skills Here
Complete Elite Promotions
Elite Promotions will allow you to further increase the stats of your Operators when they max out their levels. This can be done twice per Operator, but it requires them to be at max level first.Check Out the Elite Promotions Guide Here
Raise their Potentials
Potential is a system that let's you increase the stats or strengthen the abilities of an operator. You'll need either a Character Token or a Professional Token to be able to do this.Check Out How to Raise Potential Here
Increase Trust Levels
Trust Levels can be raised by having Operators on your team. With each increase of Trust Levels, the Operator will receive increases to their stats.Check Out How to Increase Trust Levels Here
Raise Doctor's Level
As the Doctor, you also have a leveling up system! Completing Supply Missions is a great way to quickly increase your levels!Check Out How to Increase Doctor Levels Here
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|