PVP Team Guide

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This page aims to index standard team compositions used in both PVE and PVP, with sample teams for quick reference. For an in-depth guide on the team, click on the Main Article below each section.

Teams in this page are sorted by Alphabetical order.

Glossary: Defense PVP refers to the team when used as a so-called "Defense Team". Offense PVP is the team you use to attack "Defense Teams". And Random Battle PVP is when you do a Random Battle.

Ailment Team

Main Article: Ailment Team

An Anti-Meta Team, Ailments are very strong but easily countered by Clerics. This makes them easy targets for revenging. However they are very good 'landmines' to catch players doing Random PVP as they have a very high winrate against teams with no ailment counters. These teams have been around since the very beginning and will never go out of fashion as a result. They are also a great team to revenge Defense Teams without Clerics.


Pale Rider Offense
ArchClear.png Kartikeya.jpg Kartikeya
Skills
Phys Pierce (weak)
Savage Glee
Brands
Speed, Speed
Requirements
40% speed, +20 AGI
ArchTeal.png Alice.jpg Alice
Skills
Dark Pierce (weak)
Speedster
Brands
Life, Speed
Requirements
10% speed, +20 AGI
ArchPurple.png Samael.jpg Samael
Skills
Insanity
Speedster
Brands
Speed, Lead
Requirements
P3 unlocked, 10% speed, +20 AGI
ArchYellow.png Pale Rider.jpg Pale Rider
Skills
Mahamakajam
Speedster
Brands
Divine, Speed
Requirements
10% speed, +20 AGI


Pale Rider Defense
ArchClear.png Kartikeya.jpg Kartikeya
Skills
Phys Pierce (weak)
Savage Glee
Brands
Speed, Speed
Requirements
40% speed
ArchYellow.png Pale Rider.jpg Pale Rider
Skills
Mahamakajam
Speedster
Brands
Divine, Speed
Requirements
10% speed
ArchPurple.png Samael.jpg Samael
Skills
Insanity
Speedster
Brands
Speed, Speed
Requirements
P3 unlocked, 10% speed
ArchClear.png Lilith.jpg Lilith
Skills
Dark Pierce (weak)
Speedster
Brands
Sick, Speed
Requirements
P3 unlocked, 10% speed

Archangels

Main Article: Archangels

Uriel, Raphael and Gabriel possess passives that trigger attacks at the start of each turn when they are together. These teams aim to decimate the opponent in the very first turn via a combination of their passive skills and strong Magic attacks.

One of the strongest "Turn 1 Team". Despite this, many Top Tier teams have such a high defense that they usually hard counter Archangels. It makes Archangels a very risky team to use for Random Battle PVP in higher rank. It is however a reasonable Defense PVP Team especially in low Diamond rank and below.

Sample Archangel Team
ArchPurple.png Hresvelgr.jpg Hresvelgr
Skills
Ice Amp
Speedster
Brands
Speed, Speed
Requirements
40% speed, +20 AGI from Mitama
ArchPurple.png Uriel.jpg Uriel
Skills
Fire Amp
Speedster
Brands
Divine, Speed
Requirements
10% speed, +20 AGI from Mitama
ArchPurple.png Raphael.jpg Raphael
Skills
Force Amp
Speedster
Brands
Spell, Speed
Requirements
10% speed, +8 AGI from Mitama
ArchPurple.png Gabriel.jpg Gabriel
Skills
Light Amp
Speedster
Brands
Spell, Speed
Requirements
10% speed, +20 AGI from Mitama

Asherah Midrange

Main Article: Asherah Midrange

One of the most (if not the most) popular choice for Random Battle PVP in the highest PVP rank. These teams use Asherah as their main support because of the incredible power of the most powerful Resurrection spell of the game: Mother's Creation. Very flexible the team has no fixed strategy and can adapt depending on the opponent.


Quetzalcoatl A Team
ArchYellow.png Asherah.jpg Asherah
Skills
Auto-Rakuka
Epitome of Fortitude
Brands
Life, Shield
ArchPurple.png Alice.jpg Alice
Skills
Dark Pierce (weak)
Auto-Tarunda
Brands
Divine, Shield
ArchPurple.png Quetzalcoatl A.jpg Quetzalcoatl A
Skills
Fire Boost
Auto-Taruka
Brands
Divine, Shield
ArchPurple.png Nidhoggr.jpg Nidhoggr
Skills
Recarmdra
Resist Light
Brands
Life, Ward


Double Intimidating Stance Asherah
ArchPurple.png Daisoujou.jpg Daisoujou
Skills
Auto-Tarunda
Recarmdra
Brands
Life, Dodge
ArchPurple.png Masakado.jpg Masakado
Skills
Epitome of Carnage
Enduring Soul
Brands
Life, Shield
ArchTeal.png Asherah.jpg Asherah
Skills
Auto-Tarunda
Epitome of Fortitude
Brands
Life, Shield
ArchPurple.png Atavaka.jpg Atavaka
Skills
Auto-Rakuka
Auto-Tarunda
Brands
Divine, Shield

Drain Teams

Main Article: Drain Teams

An Anti-Meta team that preys on the Pierce (especially Phys Pierce) infested Metagame. Rama's Drain Pierce passive negates Pierce on Drain resistances, protecting you from sweeps while you counterattack. This is a reasonable high Tier strategy that keeps getting more support from Sega's new demon releases.


Triple Phys Drain Team
ArchYellow.png Rama.jpg Rama
Skills
Evade
Auto-Rakunda
Brands
Divine, Dodge
ArchTeal.png Susano-o A.jpg Susano-o A
Skills
Phys Amp
Auto-Sukunda
Brands
War, Aim
ArchTeal.png Guan Yu.jpg Guan Yu
Skills
Phys Amp
Epitome of Carnage
Brands
War, Aim
ArchTeal.png Masakado.jpg Masakado
Skills
Phys Amp
Epitome of Carnage
Brands
Life, Aim


Balanced Drain Team with Intimidating Stance
ArchYellow.png Rama.jpg Rama
Skills
Evade
Auto-Rakunda
Brands
Divine, Dodge
ArchTeal.png Mother Harlot.jpg Mother Harlot
Skills
Butcher
Resist Force
Brands
Life, Shield
ArchTeal.png Masakado.jpg Masakado
Skills
Phys Amp
Epitome of Carnage
Brands
Life, Aim
ArchClear.png Surt.jpg Surt
Skills
Auto-Tarunda
Auto-Sukunda
Brands
Spell

Hell Gongen

Main Article: Hell Gongen

Extremely potent team in middle PVP rank (Gold and below) especially for Defense PVP. Alas, it gets hard-countered by the more defensive teams in higher rank.

It is a physical-focused Team that abuses Crits for extra Press Turns while doing insane damage. The core of the team is Hell Biker who can grant Rebellion (guaranteed Crit) to all allies, and Zaou-Gongen who provides Phys Pierce to every demons with the Rebellion buff.

As Rebellion and Charge carry through waves in PVE, it is possible to stack both of these before a Boss Wave and unleash your full payload on the Boss. This results in heavy damage and can be used to brute force most PVE content, and even some earlier Kiwamis.


Hell Gongen PVP
ArchPurple.png Hell Biker.jpg Hell Biker
Skills
Auto-Taruka
Auto-Rakunda
Brands
Divine, Speed
Requirements
-
ArchPurple.png Masakado A.jpg Masakado A
Skills
Auto-Sukunda
Speedster
Brands
Divine, Speed
Requirements
-
ArchPurple.png Shiva.jpg Shiva
Skills
Phys Amp
Phys Boost
Brands
War, Speed
Requirements
P3 unlocked
ArchRed.png Zaou-Gongen.jpg Zaou-Gongen
Skills
Phys Amp
Phys Boost
Brands
War, Speed
Requirements
-


Hell Gongen PVE + Kiwami
ArchPurple.png Hell Biker.jpg Hell Biker
Skills
Offensive Cry
-
Brands
Divine, Speed
ArchPurple.png Yoshitsune.jpg Yoshitsune
Skills
Phys Boost
Charge
Brands
War, Aim
ArchRed.png Matador.jpg Matador
Skills
Phys Boost
Charge
Brands
War, Aim
ArchRed.png Zaou-Gongen.jpg Zaou-Gongen
Skills
Great Aim
Phys Boost
Brands
War, Aim

Hero Masakado T1

Main Article: Hero Masakado T1

One of the strongest team but also a very expensive one, these teams abuse Masakado A's Guardian of the East passive to generate an extra Press Turn going first, and aim to annihilate the enemy Turn 1. The team has incredibly high damage output and can break open even the most defensive teams! It has single-handedly warped the PVP Metagame and changed the way players configure their teams and demons, especially for Random PVP.


High Speed Hero Masakado
ArchClear.png Kartikeya.jpg Kartikeya
Skills
Phys Pierce (weak)
Savage Glee
Brands
Speed, Speed
Requirements
40% speed
ArchPurple.png Masakado A.jpg Masakado A
Skills
Herculean Strike L
Speedster
Brands
Divine, Speed
Requirements
15% speed
ArchPurple.png Susano-o A.jpg Susano-o A
Skills
Phys Amp
Speedster
Brands
War, Aim
Requirements
15% speed
ArchPurple.png Cu Chulainn A.jpg Cu Chulainn A
Skills
Force Amp
Speedster
Brands
War, Aim
Requirements
15% speed


Anti-Midrange Hero Masakado
ArchPurple.png Shiva A.jpg Shiva A
Skills
Butcher
Great Aim
Brands
Spell, Aim
Requirements
15% speed, P2 unlocked
ArchPurple.png Masakado A.jpg Masakado A
Skills
Epitome of Swiftness
Speedster
Brands
Divine, Speed
Requirements
40% speed
ArchPurple.png Asura Lord.jpg Asura Lord
Skills
Assassin
Savage Glee
Brands
Divine, Aim
Requirements
15% speed
ArchRed.png V☆.jpg V☆
Skills
Butcher
Serial Killer
Brands
Spell, Speed
Requirements
15% speed

Intimidating Stance Teams

Main Article: Intimidating Stance Teams

A slow team that aims to go second and win on the counterstrike. These teams have been around since the beginning of the game, a testament to its strength and longevity. Even to this day, it is still a high Tier strategy. They can also be built purely using fuseables, making them a popular F2P team. Though, beyond low Diamond, the team requires Masakado.


High-end Intimidating Stance Team
ArchPurple.png Guan Yu.jpg Guan Yu
Skills
Phys Amp
Epitome of Carnage
Brands
Life, Aim
ArchPurple.png Masakado.jpg Masakado
Skills
Auto-Taruka
Epitome of Carnage
Brands
Life, Aim
ArchPurple.png Atavaka.jpg Atavaka
Skills
Auto-Rakuka
Auto-Sukuka
Brands
Divine, Aim
ArchTeal.png Asherah.jpg Asherah
Skills
Auto-Rakuka
Epitome of Fortitude
Brands
Life, Shield


Non-gacha Intimidating Stance Team
ArchPurple.png Lucifer.jpg Lucifer
Skills
Serial Killer
Berserker (Skill)
Brands
Spell
ArchPurple.png Ananta.jpg Ananta
Skills
War Cry
Auto-Tarunda
Brands
Life, Dodge
ArchPurple.png Zhong Kui.jpg Zhong Kui
Skills
Samarecarm
Auto-Rakunda
Brands
Life, Dodge
ArchClear.png Surt.jpg Surt
Skills
Fire Amp
Fire Boost
Brands
Divine

Mortal Team

Main Article: Mortal Team

High Tier Team for Offense PVP. But also a very expensive one requiring fully paneled non-fusable demons such as Alice or Masakado. A bit less suited as a Defense PVP Team because of the AI.

The team abuses Mortal effects, which instantly kills a demon regardless of HP. These teams forgo offensive stats for bulk, choosing to kill the opponent via Mortal instead.


Sample Mortal Team
ArchPurple.png Daisoujou.jpg Daisoujou
Skills
Evade
Recarmdra
Brands
Life, Dodge
Requirements
-
ArchTeal.png Alice.jpg Alice
Skills
Dark Pierce (weak)
Auto-Tarunda
Brands
Divine, Shield
Requirements
P3 unlocked
ArchYellow.png Asherah.jpg Asherah
Skills
Auto-Rakuka
Epitome of Fortitude
Brands
Life, Shield
Requirements
+6 AGI Mitama, P3 unlocked
ArchPurple.png Masakado.jpg Masakado
Skills
Epitome of Carnage
Great Aim
Brands
Life, Shield
Requirements
-

Parvati Team

Main Article: Parvati Team

Semi Anti-Meta team designed to counter Intimidating Stance Teams. This team can be built purely using fuseable demons alone, and is a good budget option for players without banner-exclusive powerhouses. It is a very good team to build if you managed to pull Shiva A. Advancing in very high Diamond (close to Legend) may be difficult with such a team, though.


Hindu Mythology Team
ArchPurple.png Shiva A.jpg Shiva A
Skills
Butcher
Great Aim
Brands
Divine, Lead
ArchPurple.png Garuda.jpg Garuda
Skills
Megido
Speedster
Brands
Speed, Speed
ArchPurple.png Rama.jpg Rama
Skills
Butcher
Serial Killer
Brands
Divine, Speed
ArchClear.png Parvati.jpg Parvati
Skills
Mind Break
Auto-Taruka
Brands
Speed, Ward


Non-gacha Parvati Team
ArchPurple.png Hresvelgr.jpg Hresvelgr
Skills
Ice Amp
Speedster
Brands
Spell, Speed
ArchPurple.png Lucifer.jpg Lucifer
Skills
Serial Killer
Berserker (Skill)
Brands
Divine, Speed
ArchPurple.png Mastema.jpg Mastema
Skills
Light Boost
Light Pierce (weak)
Brands
Spell, Speed
ArchClear.png Parvati.jpg Parvati
Skills
Mind Break
Auto-Taruka
Brands
Speed, Ward

Repel Team

Main Article: Repel Teams

An Anti-Meta team that preys on the Pierce (especially Phys Pierce) infested Metagame. Compared to Drain Teams, it is a lot more F2P-friendly and can be built using fuseables alone. Repel Pierce passive negates Pierce on Repel resistances, protecting you from sweeps while you counterattack. These teams will easily carry you through Gold rank, competing in higher Diamond though will require banner units like Atavaka and Vairocana.


High-end Repel Team
ArchPurple.png Atavaka.jpg Atavaka
Skills
Auto-Rakuka
Enduring Soul
Brands
Divine, Aim
ArchPurple.png Vairocana.jpg Vairocana
Skills
Auto-Taruka
Auto-Rakunda
Brands
Divine
ArchPurple.png Guan Yu.jpg Guan Yu
Skills
Phys Amp
Epitome of Carnage
Brands
Life, Aim
ArchTeal.png Gogmagog.jpg Gogmagog
Skills
Recarmdra
Auto-Tarunda
Brands
Life, Aim


Non-gacha Repel Team
ArchClear.png Alilat.jpg Alilat
Skills
Samarecarm
War Cry
Brands
Life, Dodge
ArchTeal.png Quetzalcoatl.jpg Quetzalcoatl
Skills
Samarecarm
Auto-Tarunda
Brands
Divine
ArchClear.png Metatron.jpg Metatron
Skills
Butcher
Endure
Brands
Spell
ArchTeal.png Gogmagog.jpg Gogmagog
Skills
Recarmdra
Auto-Rakuka
Brands
Life

See also