After Joining a Guild with a Level 1 arena, you may sign up for and participate in brawls.
For more information about arena levels and brawl tiers, see: How do tiers work?
The Brawl is a continuous cycle of the following stages:
- Preparation stage (48 hours)
- The stage when players may select a fray (group of battles) to participate in.
- Guild Brawl Tiers & Frays Sets
- Combat stage (48 hours)
- The stage in which players submit their teams.
- Result stage (24 hours)
- The final results are posted and rewards are given.
If the brawl is in the preparation stage, you will receive a notification informing you that the brawl frays are open. Click Yes to move directly to fray selection.
You can also find the fray page by clicking the Guilds icon followed by the Brawl tab.
The timer which indicates the amount of time left in a particular cycle.
Each fray has a unique format and league rules to choose from. Review Guild Brawl Tiers & Frays Sets for detailed information regarding the composition of frays.
In this example, you can see the silver wild format fray was selected, which means all cards up to silver are available. Above this fray, a bronze fray is also available, though it only allows for alpha and beta cards.
During the combat stage, you will be alerted by a notification to submit your teams. You may click Status to go directly to your fray.
Upon entering the Brawl tab, you will see up to 9 slots for entering your teams; some for entering a team in the home arena (blue), and others for the opponent's arena (red). Click Enter Team when you are ready to proceed.
When starting a match in the enemy arena, you will see the usual match details, such as the rulesets, elements allowed, mana cap, etc. You should also see the name of the guild you are competing against. You may face enemy teams with various buffs or advantages applied for their grounds, such as +1 mana, the ability to be granted a win if a draw occurs, or the ability to ban cards. Guilds can get these advantages by upgrading their buildings. For more information on upgrading guild buildings, check: Buildings - Splinterlands
Playing a home game is the same, except your guild's buffs will work in your favor instead of theirs. As you can see in the space where you see your opponent's debuffs, our guild has the extra debuff that would allow us to ban a card since the guild's buildings have been leveled appropriately to enable access to this advantage.
Whether fighting in the enemy or home arenas, each player can use any owned gladiator cards in the match (as long as they are allowed by the ruleset). You may use only a single gladiator per team. Each gladiator card has striped borders like above. All gladiator cards have the bloodlust ability, which increases all of a card's stats by one if the gladiator inflicts death upon any of the opponent's cards.
Once you have submitted a team for one of the slots, it will fill the slot with details on the match; whether it's pending, lost/won, or is ready to be watched and have the results revealed.
Once teams are all filled, we will again have to wait until the timer counts down for the guild brawls to conclude between the guilds paired together in the same brawl.
In the result stage, depending on the placement of your guild and how many matches were won, the guild is rewarded with crowns, while guild members are rewarded merits and staked sps based on performance in the brawl. Crowns may be spent by leaders to upgrade buildings, while individual members can use merits to redeem various rewards from the guild store. One of the items in the guild shop is the gladius case which contains gladiator cards. Gladiator cards can be used in brawls and with certain soulbound summoners during ranked play and tournaments. Gladiator cards can also be burned for DEC.
You should see a notification displaying the amount of merits and sps earned from this brawl upon the conclusion or logging onto the website afterward. You may also check the amount won on the brawl tab or tavern tab of the guild page. During the results stage, the guild page will display a timer for when the frays are available for selection and when the preparation stage will begin again.
During the results phase of the Brawl, you can also change your tier by going to the Brawl section, clicking the Settings button, and selecting the tier level you want.
Review the articles below for more information about brawls:
- Why Can't I Select Any Cards for My Brawl?
- How Are Brawl Rankings Determined?
- How do SPS Brawl Rewards Work?
- Our Brawl is Stuck! What Do We Do?
- Why Can’t I Use Any Gladiators?