Intro to Team Composition, Positions and Roles
As the game of Arena Archery develops, so too do the strategies used to build a team and gain an advantage in competition. Here is the starting point, the basic roles and responsibilities that players can take on within your team.
Marksman are most often the primary point scorers for their team. They focus mostly on eliminating target spots from their opponents side of the arena. A good marksman can get high quantities of shots downrange in a short amount of time with deadly accuracy.
The sniper role is closely related to that of a marksman, but is more often focused on eliminating other players rather than target spots. Snipers are primarily responsible for providing cover for other players during the run of play. One Shot, One Kill is the motto of the sniper.
The wolf is primarily a hunter in Arena Archery. They move aggressively around their half of the arena setting up shots and working to eliminate the most dangerous players on the other team. Wolves have the ability to hunt alone or in packs and are almost always the player taking the most risk to work for the biggest rewards.
Scouts are equally valuable to their team working with and without their bow during the shootout. They are quick and hard to draw a bead on. This makes them invaluable for collecting ammunition and supporting marksmen and snipers. Scouts are equally dangerous as a decoy to help other players set up shots and as a shooter themselves when they move into opportune positions.
Commanders are the lead strategists in the arena. Their contribution is that of organization and support of their players. The best commanders attract great players by proving their ability to catch arrows to revive their teammates. Every commander knows that you cannot fill this role without the trust and respect of your teammates.
Teams may or may not have players capable of filling each role. Players will fill a variety of roles on their teams as strategies develop. By understanding the role their players are filling, tactics and strategy become easier to implement and all together more effective.