Arathi Basin Basics
How to Win Arathi Basin
Arathi Basin Basics:
You can enter Arathi Basin in the Arathi highlands- the horde enter through Hammerfall and the alliance through Refuge Point. You can also queue for an Arathi Basin battle through your PvP tab or at a battlemaster in any capital city.
Objective: To be the first team to gather 1600 resources. This is achieved by holding the most number of bases/flags for the longest period of time.
Players can enter the Battle for Gilneas
at level 20
Number of Players
There is a maximum of 15 players per side
(10 players per side in rated battlegrounds)
Victories are made by capturing nodes and gathering resources.
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How to win Arathi Basin:
For the most part, winning this battleground depends mostly on speed (moving and thinking quickly), coordination and the gear and skill of players.
Overall, the game is simply won by being the first team to reach 1600 resources. This is achieved by holding the most number of bases/flags for the longest period of time.
Control of any base can alternate between teams. That is, bases can be taken by either team at any time. For instance, a base can be controlled by the alliance, taken over by the horde, and retaken by the alliance. An average battle with evenly matched players will see control of bases rotate several times. The goal is to gain control of as many bases as possible without losing control of those bases.
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At the beginning of the game all flags are neutral and not owned by either team. Once you begin to click on a flag, it takes 8 seconds to channel before you to take it. If you take any damage during this time it will interrupt you and not count as a capture. If the flag was controlled by the enemy when you assaulted it, they will no longer collect resources from it but your team will not collect resources from it until it is fully captured, which takes one minute from the time it is assaulted.
Flags can be in any of these states:
neutral: not owned by either team
friendly-contested: assaulted by your team but not yet captured
enemy-contested: assaulted by the enemy team but not yet captured
friendly-controlled: owned by your team and collecting resources
hostile-controlled: owned by the enemy and collecting resources
Locations of nodes within Arathi Basin.
If you are
attacking a flag that is being attacked for the first time or that is
fully owned by the enemy team, a capture time begins of one minute.
That is, once a flag has been assaulted, it takes one minute for it to
be fully captured and start collecting resources.
If a player assaults a
flag that is already owned by the opposite team, a player from the
opposite team has one minute to defend the flag. The 8 second
assault timer also applies to players defending a base. If the player successfully defends the
flag it is automatically recaptured and there is no one minute capture
Only bases that are fully controlled will collect resources.
The more bases
that are controlled, the faster resources are gained. A team
cannot run out of resources, only gain them.