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Build your team and win battles in Arknights with guide. This includes tips for your team, recommended classes, operators, positioning, enemy counters, and more!!!

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Basics to Creating Your Team

Create Team Depending on Mission

It's important to create a team that will counter all enemy types in a mission or quest. Fill out your team with a variety of Operator classes to fully balance out your team.

Class Types & Roles

ClassRole / Strengths
VanguardVanguardLow cost offense types. Good at early game
GuardGuardMelee attackers. Focused on offense
DefenderDefenderTanks with high defense and HP
SpecialistSpecialistUnique skills that doesn't fit in any of the classes
SniperSniperLong range attackers. Can take down airborne enemies
CasterCasterLong range magic user. Ignores armor and can take down airborne enemies
MedicMedicHeals allies in battle
SupportSupportProvides helpful buffs to allies
Check Out the Class Types & Units Here

Avoid Using High Cost Operators Early

Avoid Using High Cost Operators Early

Operators take up cost when they're deployed into the battle. At the start of the match, prioritize placing low cost Operators than high cost strong ones. This will allow you to create a defense while saving costs.

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Costs Increase About Elite Promotion

Costs Increase About Elite Promotion

Take into mind that Operators you've promoted will have a higher cost to deploy. It's better to deploy them mid-fight when you have enough costs and a good line of defense.

Check Out the Elite Promotions Guide Here

Tips to Building Your Team

Vanguards are Essential at Start of Match

Vanguards are Essential at Start of Match

Vanguards are low cost Operators ideal to be deployed at the beginning of matches. They will allow you to save costs for higher cost Operators while still being able to defend your goal.

Recommended Vanguard Operators

TexasTexas (★5)ZimaZima (★5)VignaVigna (★4)
CourierCourier (★4)FangFang (★3)PlumePlume (★3)

Create a Well Balanced Team of Operators

Make sure to include a good balance of different Operator class types for your team. This will ensure that you can address all enemy types & defend your goal from all attacks.

Check Out How to Win Battles Guide Here

Have Both Physical & Magic Attackers

There are enemies that can only be significantly damaged by specific types of attacks. Having both Guard & Casters will allow you to defeat these kinds of enemies.

Snipers Can Take Out Airborne Enemies

Snipers are especially good for stages with Airborne enemies since they can easily they can take them down. They can also control a lot of area when they are deployed.

Remember to Set Skill After Promoting Operator

Remember to Set Skill After Promoting Operator

After an Operator is upgraded, you'll need to manually set the skill you want to use in battle. Don't forget to do this before bringing the Operator into battle.

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Recommended Class Types in Party


Bring Defenders Depending on Enemies

Base the number of Defenders you bring and deploy on the amount of enemies that will rush into battle. A Defender is also a must for high damage enemies that a Vanguard or Guard cannot easily win against.

Always Have At Least 2 Medics

Medics are essential to helping your team recover health during battle. At least have 2 in your team always to spread out the healing to your Operators. In a level with a wider area, it's best to have 3 of them.

Check Out How to Get Operators Here

Sample of a Low Rarity Team Build

PlumePlume (★3)FangFang (★3)SavageSavage (★5)BeagleBeagle (★3)
CardiganCardigan (★3)ShiraYukiShiraYuki (★4)KroosKroos (★3)AmiyaAmiya (★5)
LavaLava (★3)AnselAnsel (★3)PerfumerPerfumer (★4)ShawShaw (★4)
Check Out the Best Low Rarity Operators

Can Replace Shaw if Specialist is Not Needed

Shaw is excellent for quests that involves completely defeating all enemies since he can push back enemies. Although, in cases where his skills are not needed, it's best to replace him with another character instead.

Check Out Shaw's Stats & Skills Here

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2 medics are not always needed, sometimes you don't even need a medic

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