Mobile Legends vs Arena of Valor | Similar to Dota 2?

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With Dota 2 and League of Legends taking all the spotlight for the best Multiplayer Online Battle Arena [MOBA] games on PC, a few mentions that deserve the same amount of recognition on mobile are Mobile Legends and Arena of Valor. So let's see which is better. This is Mobile Legends vs Arena of Valor.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena developed and published by Moonton. After being released in 2016, it gained tremendous traction and popularity in Southeast Asian countries.
Fun fact about Mobile Legends: It was one of the first games to be chosen for the first medal event esports competition at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Phillippines.

Click here to download Mobile Legends for Android.

Mobile legends: bang bang
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Arena of Valor is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena developed, designed, and published by TiMi Studios and Tencent. It has recently started appearing in the pro esports gaming community as a worthy opponent.
Fun fact about Arena of Valor: One of the core people behind the game music is the legendary music composer, Hans Zimmer.

Click here to download Arena of Valor for Android.

Arena of valor
Arena of Valor

Graphics and Design

In terms of visually pleasing graphics and aesthetics, while playing, both games fall short when compared to the original PC MOBA games. Nonetheless, these two games have surprised us in some aspects when it comes to a visual treat!

Arena of Valor designers has put in a lot of work while designing the Arena map as well as the Heroes. They have intricate particle effects and custom animations while fighting on the map. Even the Arena itself is a beautifully designed world. When compared to this Mobile Legends tends to lack that charismatic design and graphics while being played. It is not up to the mark, in terms of game graphics and the custom animations do seem a bit rough.

Mobile Legends

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Arena of Valor

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Game Mechanics

When mobile MOBA games are compared to PC MOBA games, the learning curve isn't as steep as it should be. This is for a various amount of reasons, one being, people want a light and fun experience on their mobile. However, games should still follow a basic set of mechanics.

Mobile Legends will give you a rather fun experience but its game mechanics are slightly off. Usually, tank heroes can sustain and absorb damage, but any sharpshooter or marksman in Mobile Legends can easily tear down a tank. It is easier to tilt the flow of a game with a few last hits or kills. This isn't usually the case with MOBA games. It is more player-focused rather than team focused.
However, on the other hand, Arena of Valor has done a brilliant job with their game mechanics. It is very similar to Dota 2.

Mobile Legends

Rating: 3 out of 5.
Arena of Valor

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Characters and Heroes

Both these games showcase a huge array of amazing and vibrant Heroes that compel you to play and master each and every single Hero. Character upgrades and improvements both in game and in menu tempt players to constantly interact with game and follow up on updates.

Mobile Legends have decided to include new heroes weekly and are constantly upgrading their Hero pool with either new Heroes or updating changes to existing ones. Contrary to this Arena of Valor is focusing on a select Hero pool but enhancing their Gameplay. The only aspect where AoV falls short is a lack of creativity. Recently they decided to tie up with DC in order to bring in heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and even Flash! While both games have their pros and cons, they have some very similar heroes to Dota 2.

Here are some hero comparisons between Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor, and Dota 2

Hero Comparisons
Mobile Legends

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Arena of Valor

Rating: 3 out of 5.

We have a clear winner in terms of this comparison; Mobile Legends vs Arena of Valor, with Arena of Valor taking the win. Both are very similar to Dota 2 when compared against factors such as Graphics, Gameplay Mechanics, and Hero Progression. Despite this, Arena of Valor is the closest version to a Mobile version of Dota 2. However, this may not last for long. Soon enough, Riot Games is coming with its very own mobile MOBA version of League of Legends named Wild Rift!
Stay tuned for more League of Legends: Wild Rift news.

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