On March 31st, 2020 Arena of Valor (AOV) was updated to the latest version. In this latest version, Garena AOV introduces the most popular club activity at Carano Magic Academy, namely Carano Chess!
Carano Chess is the newest casual match mode in AOV, where players will compete with each other with their own strategy. You can access Carano Chess through the Main Menu in the Game. Tap the Carano Chess Game Mode to enter the Hall, and select the type of game you want, it can be either "Casual Match" or "Ranked Match".
You can also invite your friends to play together. But remember, Carano Chess is an individual game, so there are no teammates in this Mode. You are on your own!
How to Play
There are a lot of rounds in Carano Chess
There are a lot of rounds that you will face when playing Carano Chess. Players will get random opponents or fight against the Monster (PVE) in certain rounds.
It’s Auto Battler
Every Hero that you put in the battle arena will battle automatically. The round will end when you or the enemy player defeat all Heroes or when the time is up.
Don’t lose a single point!
Pay attention to the points on your left side. These points will be reduced if you get defeated. The ranking on that match will be done in real time, and sorted by the results at the end of the round.
There is only one winner
You need to defeat all of the players in order to win the game. You will get prizes according to the rank you are in. The higher the rank you are obtained, the better the prizes.
Hero in Carano Chess
How to get a Hero
Every time you start a new round, the system will randomly give you 5 Heroes that you can buy. Each Hero has their own Gold Value, so you need to think carefully before deciding which Hero you want to buy. You can press the “Refresh” button and change the Hero List.
In each round, Refresh Hero will require 1 Gold, and it will increase with the amount of Refresh you do. You can also Lock the list of available Heroes by pressing the “Lock” icon. That way, even when you start a new round, the Hero List won’t change.
Upgrade Hero Star
You can upgrade the Hero Star to a higher level by combining 3 Heroes who have the same star. Each Hero has a limit that you can purchase. So, if there’s many players who use a certain Hero, the chance of that Hero to appear in the Hero List will be less. You can check the limit of each Hero when you tap and see their Status.
Combo Hero (Synergy)
Each Hero has 2 to 3 types, called Class and Camp. If you have the same type of Heroes on the same board, you will get Buff and additional effect. You can check the Synergy on the right side of your Screen. Choose your Hero carefully and maximize the combination that you want.
Do not underestimate this small and adorable creature! Pet is one of the most important factors if you want to win in Carano Chess. Not only does it accompany you throughout the battle, Pet can increase the limit of the Hero that can be used by leveling it up.
Not only that, if you leveled up your Pet’s level, the stronger Hero will appear more likely each round.
Your Pet will get EXP (Experience) automatically after completing a round. However, you can speed up the progression by using a sum of your Gold. Click the Level Button on the bottom left of your screen to buy EXP and increase your Pet’s level.
How to Get a Gold
How you spend your Gold will determine the flow of the game. Apart from being able to buy Heroes, you can also use your Gold to increase your Pet’s level as explained above.
You will be given 5 Gold in each round every time you complete it. However, you can collect more Gold in 3 special situations.
1. When you defeated the enemy in each round (win streak), you will get additional Gold
2. The more Gold you save, the greater your Gold Interest will be.
3. Even if you get a lose streak, you can get additional Gold too.
Use your Gold effectively in each round. Use the best strategy to win the game with the most effective combinations and synergy.
How to Get an Item
When entering a certain round, you will be faced with Monsters. And when you defeat them, there’s a high chance that they drop an item that can be used on your Hero.
These items will boost your Heroes Stats and Damage with extra Status Effect. Make sure you read the Item Description carefully before equipping it into your Hero. If you can’t decide which Hero to choose, you can see the recommendation icon on the Hero Portraits.
Ranking in the game will determine the items that you will get. You can also get a Magic Cube, which contains an item based on the type (it can be Attack, Magic, or Survivability Item).
In Carano Chess, you are given the freedom to switch items between Heroes. So, if you get a stronger Hero from the Hero List, you can switch the equipped item into it. You only have to press the item tab available on the right side of the screen and move the item you want to use for a certain Hero.