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AFK Arena Best Twisted Realm & Cursed Realm Teams

The Twisted Realm is one of the latest additions to the guild grounds in AFK Arena and is the main resource for Twisted Essence, which you will need to enhance your branches in the Elder Tree to specialize your heroes.

In this guide I will give you the basics plus the best teams you should use for each individual boss fight in the Twisted Realm.

All teams now got updated with the heroes available in 2022

How The Twisted Realm Works

So, basically, you will see different bosses appear that you can fight. Similar to Guild Hunting, but the bosses change and are different after a couple of days.

afk arena twisted realm damage rankingDuring the period you will have a certain amount of attacks that you can use to pull of your best possible attack – it’s all depending on total damage deal, like you know it from Guild Hunting.

afk arena twisted realm rewardAt the end, you will receive your reward depending on what place on the ladder you’ve reached. The more damage you delt the more Twisted Essence you will get, easy as that.

With the limitations of attacks you can use you should check out the section below to see the best teams to use against each individual hero.

Realm Royal - Father And Son Team D...
Realm Royal - Father And Son Team Duo

Best Teams To Use

Now let’s jump right into the important question that you have – which team should I use?!

Well, depending on the bosses you have active there are different teams useful. Luckily, we got them in prior events so there are some kind of best-practice for every boss out there and also some teams that have proven to work best 🙂

Grotesque Mage

The Grotesque Mage is a super interesting boss when looking at the mechanic. His main skill will shoot a lightning that will ignore any summon, so no way to distract with a hero that summons. His alternative skill can also eat away buffs and the main ultimate is that the battle will end automatically once your team uses more than 5 ultimates in total.

The best team setup you should use is:

You can substitute:

  • Rosaline with Raine
  • Lyca with Mortas
  • Rosaline with Daimon

Your frontline has to be Saurus and Grezhul. Saurus will be the only hero using ultimate skill!!! Turn off auto skill and use Saurus ultimate exactly 5 times.

Saurus will deal the main part of the damage while Grezhul will tank and also sacrifice his skeletons for tanking. The backline is primary for buffing Saurus so you can switch them around and also bring Mortas, Raine or Daimon into the equation, edepdning how well you have them equipped, asceded and their SIgnature Items.

twisted realm unhinged ardenThe Unhinged (Arden)

The latest boss in the Twisted Realm is Arden, called The Unhinged in his boss version.

You have a shield that will take 50% of the damage and the roots that are crowd control while dealing damage with his bolts.

Here’s the team that will wok best for getting a high score:

The frontline is Scarlet along with Grezhul and the backline with the Twins, Mortas and Baden.

This setup is built around Scarlet with her furniture that will give additional damage buff along with the other buffsand linking from Mortas and the Twins and the minions snowballing through the battle like crazy.

Your main goal in this setup needs to be to have Scarlet with her furniture and Signature Item. Overall a good invest right now anyway.

If you have problems running Mortas or the Twins, Rosaline and Rowan can be replacements but will not get close to the overall damage output. Still a viable option to make this composition run easily as earlier F2P player:


Please also make sure that you have the right artifacts equipped, I have them here.

afk arena burning brute best team guideBurning Brute

After long fixes and patches back and forth, the Burning Brute is finally stable enough to search for the best team. Recently, one team has easily beaten other teams and the requirements in terms of hero you need is quite alright:

This is THE meta team to deal with Buring Brute. Oden will group all enemies well and Mortas will give Kren good AoE damage on his Ultimate. Isabella will use her lightning attacks and also stealing energy while Baden’s shadows will keep the enemies on the other side of the battle.

This team requires some investment not all players have, but here are some other options that you also want to try out:

Here you will use Orthros crowd control abilities while Daimon and Astar provide damage reductio and also damage themselves. With Morael’s ultimate the enemies will be so close together by the end of the battle that Astar will deal insane amounts of damage while Lucretia does Lucretia things during the whole battle.

If the teams above don’t fit your roaster, here’s the most basic team setup to run against Burning Brute:

Scarlet is able to deal good damage even when outside the dome and uses Saurus copies to gain additional energy. Saurus and Cecialia will be under thee sphere and deal their damage there while Raine will buff the damage dealt.

Please also make sure that you have the right artifacts equipped, I have them here.

afk arena twisted realm kaneKane

You might recall Kane from the Peaks of Time 8 where he was the end-boss and got mightier and mightier with every path over the lake you built?

No? Anyway… his ability is that he will kill your hero that dealt the most damage after 15, 40 and 65 seconds so you need to work your team around that so you have enough damage to actually deal some before your damage dealers will get taken out. There’s no way to evade that Hell’s Judgement Kane uses.

Here’s a team that works fine:

This is the meta team right now and actually one that doesn’t require a crazy investment for most people. Mortas will apply AoE damage to Kren’s ultimate while all enemies need to be grouped up while Oden will come from the back. While the Twins do what they always do, Talene in the frontline will keep the team alive with her mechanics.

Another team that works really well is:




If you really need a basic team, this one will also run stable but not close to how the above ones will perform:

Scarlet will use her bombardment to deal a ton of damage early in the battle and that’s already enough even when this team will not survive until the end of the battle. Estrilda, Raine and Rosa are primarily in for the buffs and Grezhul will take over dealing damage by the time Scarlet dies.

Evil nemoraDemonic Entity (Evil Nemora)

You might recall her from the Halloween 2019 Event where she summons some creatures.

So, the main objective you have is that you can deal with these summoned creatures or they will not only keep your heroes busy, they will also slow down the progress you make.

This is the new meta team setup here

This is the team that will get you the highest outcome and Mortas will basically buff up Kren who is the main carry in this team damage-wise. Silas provides the healing you need while also using his ultimate to take down the leftover enemies. Melusina is primarily in the team to stun as many as she can to give you more time to take out and make it easier for Silas to keep the team alive. Her debuffs are also really handy and powerful. The downside is that Melusina and Mortas aren’t heroes that many players have invested in a lot but there are alternative teams as well.

This team here is a team that is easier for many player as it uses heroes that are not that rarely leveled in most cases. It basically uses Rosalina to keep Scarlets ultimate rolling and dealing the AoE damage. Scarlet also gets a lot of energy from Grezhuls skeletons that won’t be as effective compared to having him deal with a single boss but he’s also good at keeping damage away from Scarlet. Desira will provide the healing needed.

If you are far away from using any of the teams above, here’s a very beginer-friendly setup:

This setup will not be close as effective as the above ones but will deliver consistent results. Shemira will basically deal her AoE damage and Estrilda tanks. Rowan will keep the team alive and buff.

Please also make sure that you have the right artifacts equipped, I have them here.

ice shemira twisted realmIce Shemira

Ice Shemira gave us a visit during this years Christmas Festive Event and is quite nasty do deal with due to her freeze effect.

You will need a team that’s able to actually work through that by not dying off too fast and still being able to deal decent damage.

Well, that’s the best team to use:


Lucretia will do an incredible amount of damage along with Grehul by stacking his skeletons while the other heroes basically buff up the damage output of Lucretia. Skriath adds survivability to your team as well and these heroes are the ones every player has/builds that makes this team setup your go-to choice right now.

Please also make sure that you have the right artifacts equipped, I have them here.

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