Immediately after version 12.1 was released, the meta of the Tactics Arena has completely changed when the Assassin squads are rising to be extremely strong. Even according to some statistics sites, the squads using Assassins have the highest rate of reaching the top 4 at the moment. For example, the Gang – Assassin team has 58.2% in the top 4, this number with a squad of 6 Assassins is 55.8%.
Assassin squads are overwhelming the meta in terms of top 4 rate
Of course, in a match, you can’t force yourself to play Assassin when this squad is very dependent on equipment and needs to roll the mains to 3 stars. So how to play other squads but still be able to counter “to the teeth” the Assassin team is so hot at the moment? Check out these tips from Challengers below.
As we all know, the strongest point of the Assassin system is the ability to reach directly into the back row of the opponent at the beginning of the round. However, if this action is not possible, the Assassin generals will become extremely weak when they are easily defeated by the main enemy team at a safe distance. They also take a lot of time to take down your front row.
Shaco will be very “wasteful” if he can’t attack the backline
Therefore, to counter the Assassin, the equipment and effects that can prevent the jumping ability of these units are extremely important. Phong Kiem is such a good choice when it helps you disable an enemy unit, if used well, you can completely block the opponent’s main damage and cause them to waste damage online. head. You can do this more easily if your opponent plays Idol.
The Canh Binh clan’s effect can also do this when it effectively negates the unit with the most health on the enemy team’s side. Remember that Assassin players will often find a way to push their mains to 3 stars and make them have a large amount of health naturally. So when activating the effect of Guards, the opponent’s main Assassin will be completely controlled and reduce the influence quite a bit.
Guards and Wind Swords are very strong counters to Assassins
In addition, a very good way to counter Assassins is to use Bodyguard units. Besides the large amount of armor, the bodyguard’s provocative ability will attract the attack of the Assassin pieces. This gives your backline mainstay more room to deal damage in the late game.
The Bodyguard’s provocative effect will help gamers protect the main force extremely well
Among the Bodyguard units, you should use Blitzcrank as the best counter. The killer point of the Assassin is that it causes the enemy team’s formation to be disturbed when moving to attack resistant units. However, with Blitzcrank, this piece will stand still at the beginning of the round and only launch skills, when pulled back, surrounding units will also attack the target. So that your squad will not be disturbed too much and minimize the situation of mains being defeated when fighting the Assassin.
Blitzcrank is often placed near the main unit to both pull the opponent and provoke the Assassins to help important units survive better.