The Revolt: Massing – Teambuilding Guide
Building the best team isn’t easy in The Revolt: Massing because there are too many variables to consider that the new players might not understand when they’re new to this specific game genre. Teambuilding plays a crucial role in being successful in this game. The strongest team will always beat out a group of the strongest units combined without anything that binds them at all. That’s why we’ve designed this guide to explain what factors come into play when mixing heroes in one team.
Once the player has assembled a good enough team, they’ll notice a significant jump in combat efficiency. Combat power may be a good indicator of how powerful your heroes are, but it doesn’t always tell the story of how those units will behave in battle. To build a successful team, players need to understand the intricacies of owning different types of units and performing together as a unit. Even a weak unit can provide so much value when placed in the right team.
Classes & Roles
Class and roles are the most essential factors to consider when building a team in The Revolt: Massing. This game has several roles: Tank, Heal, Support, Control, Physical DPS, and Magic DPS. However, players only have a maximum of 6 hero slots available in their team, with one of those slots being reserved for the main hero. This is why players need to choose which heroes, according to their classes, they want to include into their team according to their function.
Tanks soak damage from the enemy to keep their allies alive. Healers, supports, and control heroes are used to assist their allies by either giving them buffs, heals, or limiting the enemy team’s capabilities. Physical and Magic DPS are the main damage dealers in the team whose damage output depends on the type of damage they deal. Aside from DPS units, it’s recommended for players to have 1-2 units of the same class in the team to cover for their weaknesses.
Hero bonding is another important feature to keep in mind. Bonding in the game refers to a hero being equipped or paired with a specific item or character significant to their individual story. In the case of hero bonding, the unit gains a substantial boost in stats when they are included in the same team as their bonded ally. Some bonded heroes have merge skills, which is an extremely powerful ability that deals a large amount of damage and should be prioritized by every player.
Granted that hero bonds are extremely tough to pull off because players either have to spend a lot of time or resources to pull the units they need, it’s still a worthy investment to try getting the units you need. An excellent way to do this is to add those heroes to your wishlist. As early as now, it’s a good idea to research the different heroes and who they are bonded to so that you can try imagining what kind of team you want to build in the future and what you need to get in the summons.
Next up, learning where to place your heroes is an important lesson to teach. We’ve already discussed classes and roles, which is an important topic when talking about lineup formation and positioning. Formation is an important thing to keep in mind because it boosts the defensive capabilities of your team, especially if you don’t have a lot of tanks in your current lineup. To understand this topic better, we encourage you to look at our Beginner’s Guide to learn a bit more.
Each class and role have different stat distributions. For example, the tank will have naturally higher defenses, so it’s only natural that they are ALWAYS in the front line. Magic DPS, Heals, and Controls often have horrible defensive stats, so it’s better that they are placed in the back row. Never put two units with extremely low defenses in the same column because it gives enemies with line attacks an easy way to get rid of two units in one hit.
Skills & Abilities
Skills and abilities are minor things to keep in mind but essential nonetheless. This is mainly reserved for DPS units with positional abilities. Players need to understand that most players subconsciously follow a pattern where they place their most important units at the corner or the middle of the team formation. Most players never move their main hero from the starting position, so keep that in mind when adjusting your formation to snipe opponents in the back row, keep that in mind.
Positional support and control abilities are also very important but are extremely hard to adjust unless you already know the formation of the player or opponent you’re facing. This can be game-breaking when you’re trying to re-attempt a challenging stage, or you’re about to fight an opponent in the arena that you’ve faced before. The best target to hit with your skills and abilities are always healers because they make it almost impossible to take down enemies consistently.
Stat distributions summarize the reason why it’s essential to keep in mind class, roles, and formations. Players can check the current stats of their heroes by going to the lineup tab. On the lower side of the screen, all of the stats are distributed so that players can see which stats are currently higher or lower for the specific character. Obviously, heroes with lower defensive stats and HP should stay in the back row where they are less likely to be attacked by the enemy team.
There are different ways for players to upgrade their stats. We’ll be talking more about that in a future article. For now, it’s essential to know that you may need to adjust which items you give to a unit depending on which position you place them in the team. For example, heroes in the front row need more HP, while heroes in the back row may need Magic Defense because magic abilities are always AoE in nature.