Honor of Kings Arthur Guide: Best Arcana, Build and Gameplay Tips

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Arthur is among the strongest Fighter/Tank class of heroes in Honor of Kings. Thanks to his tank, crowd control, and true damage abilities, he is efficient throughout all three stages of the match. He is usually the fighter who leads the team from the front row, attacking enemies in the wrong position and creating opportunities for the team. Arthur is also one of the most beginner-friendly Fighter/Tank heroes who are pretty easy to master if you are starting the game. In this guide, we will take a look at Arthur’s skills, builds, and some important tips on how to play Arthur in Honor of Kings.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Honor of Kings heroes like Diaochan, Private Ear, Solarus, Lady Sun, Musashi, Mirrorblade, Eternal Sage, and Peacekeeper. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Arthur.

Skill Analysis

With this guide, we will start to review Arthur’s skills and abilities to understand better how to utilize them to the fullest during a battle in Honor Kings. Arthur has three active and one passive ability, just like other heroes in the game.

Passive Skill – Holy Vanguard

hok arthur passive

Through his passive skill, Arthur can restore 2% of his max health every 2s. However, his effect is doubled if his Movement Speed is decreased.

Skill 1 – Valiant Charge (Damage, Crowd Control)

CD – 10 seconds
Mana – 0

hok arthur skill 1

Arthur’s first skill enhances his next Basic Attack to dash, which inflicts extra damage and silence to the enemies that are hit by the attack, and his Movement Speed is increased by 30% for 3s. With the basic attack enhanced, he then dashes forward, dealing 180(+100% Physical Attack) damage and silencing the enemy for 1.25s.

His basic attacks can also mark the damaged enemies and deal extra magic damage to 1% of the enemy’s max health. Teammates near the marked enemies will also gain a 10% increase in their movement speed.

Skill 2 – Whirling Strike (Damage)

CD – 12 seconds
Mana – 0

hok arthur skill 2

The Whirling Strike allows Arthur to deal damage to enemies in his range over time. Through this skill, Arthur summons the holy shield, which deals 145(+80% Physical Attack) physical damage per second to enemies in range for 5s.

Skill 3 – Might of Excalibur (Damage, Crow Control)

CD – 42 seconds
Mana – 0

hok arthur skill 3

Through his ultimate skill Might of Excalibur, Arthur jumps to his targeted enemy dealing magical damage of 16% of the target’s max health, which leaves a holy seal behind. The skill also launches the enemies within the range of the holy seal in the air for 0.5s. The holy seal lasts for 5s, dealing 85 magical damage to enemies within its range for every second.

Best Arcana build and Spells for Arthur in Honor of Kings

Arcana Build

In this section of the guide, we will list out the best Arcana build for Arthur in Honor of Kings.

Hunter, Eagle Eye, and Mutation

honor of kings arthur arcana build
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Hunter will help you to increase your attack and movement speed, along with Eagle Eye and Mutation, which increases the physical attack and pierce.

Battle Spells

The best spell for Arthur is Flash which can help Arthur to shift to a fixed target and direction in a flash. The spell has a 120s cooldown but can be crucial in Arthur escaping or trapping enemies. Since Arthur is the fighter in Clash Lane, he can take on other enemies or escape with Flash if they are about to gank him.

Best Builds for Arthur in Honor of Kings

Equipment builds fully depend on the playstyle of the hero and the player. There is nothing called the perfect build; the right build can be found after experimenting with the equipment and judging their performance in the battle. Here is a build for Arthur that is well-balanced for players of all playstyles.

  • Boots of Resistance: Starting off with the boots, the boots of resistance give Arthur a +110 magical defence buff which makes him stronger from magic attacks. It has two passives which can also help Arthur by increasing his movement speed by 60 and resistance by 35%. There are two passive for the equipment:
  • Spikemail: The spikemail provides the heroes with a +30% Physical Attack and +360 Physical Defense. It has two passive:
    • Spiked Armor: This passive gives back 25% of the physical damage received by the hero to the enemies. However, the effect goes down as the distance increases. The effect can go down to 70% at an 800-unit distance.
    • Countersiege: Countersiege gives the players the ability to deal 8% magical damage to all enemies within a range of 400. However, this can only be done when the hero has received physical damage of over 2000. The cooldown for the passive is 3s.
  • Succubus Cloak: Succubus Cloak increases the Magical Defense of the hero by +200 and Max Health by +1000. It can also increase the health of the hero by 100 every 5s. It has two passives:
    • Mist Veil: This summons a shield that can absorb 100-1500 magical damage when the hero is out of battle.
    • Anti-mage: This passive increases the Magical Defense of the hero by 8-120.
honor of kings arthur equipment build
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  • Blazing Cape: The Blazing Cape equipment increases the Physical Damage by +240 and the Max Health by 1000. It has one passive:
    • Conflagaration: Conflagration allows the hero to deal 2% magical damage per second to all enemies within the range of 300. It also deals extra 2% magical damage to the minions and monsters.
  • Axe of Torment: This equipment increases the physical attack by 85. It also increases the Cooldown reduction by 15% and increases the Max Health by 500. This equipment has two passives:
    • Sever: This increases the Physical Pierce by 58-170.
    • Maim: With this, the hero can slow the first enemy by 10% for 3s whenever a skill lands a hit on the enemy. The cooldown for this passive is 8s.
  • Longnight Guardian: The Longnight Guardian equipment increases the magical damage by 360 and the Max Health by 1000. It has a passive:
    • Protect: It allows the hero to recover 320 (+8% Health) over 3s when the hero has taken damage exceeding 30% Max Health within 3s.

Honor of Kings Arthur Gameplay Tips

As we have said earlier, Arthur is one of the most beginner-friendly Fighter/Tank heroes in the game. So the players can easily learn to use the skills and abilities of the hero to use him efficiently in battle. In battle, the players should focus on upgrading their skills in the following serial: Skill 3> Skill 1> Skill 2. His most common skill combo is 2-1-BA-3. It is also essential to understand the map well for the best use of Arthur in the game. In this section of the guide, we will list out the gameplay tips for Arthur in Honor of Kings.

Early Game

Arthur can gain extra EXP by killing enemies and minions in Clash Lane in the earlier stage of the game. So in the early game, Arthur should focus on clearing the minions in his lane and fighting against enemies trying to aggress or farm around the lane.

honor of kings arthur early game
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During this time, Arthur can also assist the teammates in gank fights or rotate around the map to help the team take up more space in the map. This can be crucial in creating early-game opportunities for the whole team.

Mid Game

honor of kings arthur mid game
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This phase is about dealing damage to the enemies and fulfilling his role as the fighter in the team. Focus on catching enemies out of position and try to finish them. Lookout for team fight opportunities, and you might be the one who needs to initiate it in the mid-phase of the game because of your tank abilities and build. Use crowd control abilities to keep the enemies away. Also, try to participate in taking down Dark Slayer with the team.

Late Game

By the later part of the game, Arthur will have a perfect build and stats for being the Tank and also the fighter for the team. Take on your enemies head-on, don’t worry about your survivability. You will have a lot of Max Health and tank abilities, which can help you to absorb enough damage for your teammates.

Heroes that counter ArthurHeroes Arthur can counter
Marco Polo Diaochan
Li XinLi Bai
Lady SunAta

Attack the enemy’s frontline, and break through to target the backline of defense. Damaging the enemy’s backline will ensure that the opponent’s marksman is out of the game, providing a chance for your team to advance and push for the win.

Final Thoughts

Arthur’s first priority on the battlefield should be targeting the enemies; to do that, he will have to rely heavily on his skills. So during any battle, waiting for Arthur’s skills to refresh before fighting with the opponent heroes is wiser. An excellent pick for rank games, Arthur is definitely a good pick for the current meta. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Arthur in Honor of Kings. You can also refer to our latest tier list to know more about the revamped meta heroes in this current season.

That’s all for today’s Honor of Kings Arthur Guide. Do you prefer to use Arthur in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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