|Home stage of||Helix|
"The very ARMS laboratory where Helix himself was cultivated! Six glass cylinders with in-progress experiments line the room. The big monitors and scattered books hint at the lab's research." —Official Description
DNA Lab is a stage in ARMS. It is affiliated with Helix and was first shown during the Nintendo Switch presentation in January 2017. The name of the stage was then confirmed in the ARMS Nintendo Direct on May 17, 2017.
As the name suggests, DNA Lab takes place in a laboratory. The stage heavily features metallic supports and has a general green and brown color scheme. Several glass cylinders scattered about the stage feature experiments similar in appearance to Helix encased in a green liquid.
The floor of DNA Lab is rectangular and split into three rows stretching across the stage. The central row is depressed into the ground, connecting to the two outer rows via a small staircase which is completely passeable without any slowdown. The outer rows also feature three damageable glass cylinders on each side, opposite the stage's walls; these act as barriers. They can be broken by hitting them five times. Throwing another fighter into them breaks them instantly.
Tournament Legality and Balance
In most Rulesets, this stage is a counterpick because of its symmetrical design and minimal obstacles. There are no distracting lights or other hindrances. Because the tubes are destructible, the stage does not excessively support defensive play.
DNA Lab does not favor most characters very strongly, but some can gain minor advantages from playing on the stage:
- Helix; in his stretched form, his lower body is typically exposed, a weakness that the tubes make easier to mitigate.
- Characters that can charge abilities, such as Max Brass, Master Mummy, and Min Min, are at less risk while charging their abilities if positioned correctly behind the tubes.
Names in other languages
|Italian||Laboratorio segreto||Secret laboratory|
|Spanish||Laboratorio ADN||DNA laboratory|
- Nintendo of America. "ARMS New Character Battle – Nintendo Minute", 2017-05-17, retrieved 2017-05-17.
|Stages in ARMS|
|Arenas||Buster Beach • Cinema Deux • DNA Lab • Mausoleum • Ninja College • Ramen Bowl • Ribbon Ring • Scrapyard • Sky Arena • Snake Park • Sparring Ring • Spring Stadium • Temple Grounds • Via Dolce • [NAME REDACTED]|
|Other||ARM Getter • V-Ball • Hoops • Skillshot|