- Right Tap: Light attack or shoot ranged attacks when far away
- Right Swipe: Medium attack or Dash forward when far away
- Right Hold: Heavy attack - Transform into alt mode and break through an opponent's block
- Left Swipe: Dash backward
- Left Hold: Block - reduce incoming damage
- Swipe Up/Down: Sidestep up/down
A Bot can hit an opponent with melee attacks up to five times at a time (six for agile bots like Mirage), which is achieved by using a mix of three light and two medium attacks. You can rack up a combo streak by successfully hitting the opponent consecutively until your bot is hit by an unblocked attack.
Basic Ranged Attacks are fired up to three at a time. As opponents can easily block or sidestep a barrage of projectiles, it is recommended to strategically shoot when the opponent is dashing forward or right after he/she completes a melee Special Attack. You can dash in immediately after a successful projectile hit or two and start a melee combo.
Heavy Attacks can be used to deal more damage in a single hit and break an opponent's block. Some Bots have heavy melee attacks, while others have ranged heavy attacks. It is ideal to use a heavy attack when an opponent is at the edge of the arena.
Blocking can be used to reduce damage from attacks, but your block may be broken by heavy attacks. Sidestep away from them to continue blocking. Some Bots have abilities that activate through Blocking, for example Optimus Prime's Armor or Hound's Projectile Switch. Block Proficiency can increase the damage that is reduced. Some Special Attacks may bypass Blocks, like Megatronus' Special II.
Sidestepping can be used to dodge ranged attacks at a distance. This is particularly useful if you're Blocking for a while and want to keep doing so. Some Special Attacks are hard to sidestep, like Shockwave's Special II.
Special Attacks are three powerful attacks that Bots have access to. A Special Attack can only be used once a Bot has gained enough Power to do so, which is generated when a Bot lands and receives enough hits, along with some other abilities. Once enough Power has been acquired, the Special Attack bar will glow a certain color, depending on which Special Attack it is (Green for Special Attack 1, Yellow for Special Attack 2, Red for Special Attack 3).
All Bots have access to all three of their Special Attacks from the start. Before then, 1~3-Star Star Bots unlock their Special 3 at Rank 2. Before v2.0, Bots had to unlock each Special by Rank (Special 2 at Rank 2, Special 3 at Rank 3), while 1-Star Bots only had 2 Special Attacks.
Only one Bot can use a special attack at a time and is invulnerable while performing it. Special 1 and 2 attacks can be normally blocked or dodged, so be sure to use your Specials when your opponent is vulnerable, and be wary of the opponent's Specials as well.
At Commander level 19, Auto-Fight becomes available in Solo Missions and Arenas, allowing your Bots to be automatically controlled. (Special Attacks can still be manually activated) It is recommended to only use this feature with high-ranking Bots to grind though easier maps. Full manual control is recommended against Bots in harder difficulty maps.
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