Competing in Arena can be a lot of fun but for many World of Warcraft players it’s difficult to get started. Here MmoGah would like to share a few of the 2017 EU Arena Regional Finalists’ secrets to success. And we will present over them the next few weeks in this three-part series: PvP Like a Pro.
Part 1 – Finding the Right Partners
Often one of the greatest challenges WoW players face when trying to get started in Arena is finding the right partners. Alec from team ABC joined us and broke it down into these three important points.
The Basics – Know Your Class
Finding the right partners starts with being a good partner for others. You need to be willing to take the time to become intimately familiar with the abilities of your class as well as with what other classes can do to counter you—this is first and foremost to success in Arena.
“In Legion, it’s quite simple. The most important step is to look up a guide to dealing damage or healing for your class.” Alec recommends using Icy Veins to find this information.
The most important step is to look up a guide...for your class.
Keep It Simple – Start With 2v2
Once you are confident that you know your class sufficiently, you should start out practicing in the 2v2 bracket. Alec often uses the LFG system to practice a new class as his team healer doesn’t like playing 2v2 with his alts. “There are so many friendly players in 2v2—and if you guys are doing well you can stick together in 3v3…. If you’re in the right place, you will increase your rating as you both improve.”
2v2, especially when running a healer/DPS composition, can be a more manageable experience in Arena, since fewer players means less information to track. This is a far more ideal location to practice your gameplay, and find partners that you’d want to branch into 3v3 with.
If you’re in the right place, you will increase your rating as you both improve.
Attitude Matters – The Right Mindset
The right mindset is a critical attribute to both you and the partners you find. “The right players don’t deflect and try not to blame, "says Alec, who has one of the longest-standing team rosters in professional Arena competition.
Alec says that Cdew and his team Method: Reborn are a great example of having a positive team mindset. “His teams are very good because they look at what they can do better together rather than blaming each other… if you have partners who are willing to get better and willing to practice with an analytical mindset you are more likely to succeed,” says Alec.
If you have teammates who can be self-critical and have a positive mindset, you will enjoy the game more and improve together in a friendly environment. In the words of Alec “Never blame a loss on the ability of your partners.”
Never blame a loss on the ability of your partners.
Alec himself, previously known as Daisyduke, competed in his first event the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris—in 2008. He surely knows his way around World of Warcraft Arenas and is often praised as the mastermind behind his team’s strategies. You can catch him and his team ABC live at gamescom on August 23–26 on official Warcraft Twitch channel.
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