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AFK Arena Twisted Realm Guide & Best Team (Grotesque Mage, Arden, Burning Brute, Kane, Evil Nemora, Ice Shemira)

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.

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.

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 Baden and Saurus and Saurus will deal the main portion of the damage, obviously. Baden will summon a ton of his shadows and they will stack up their damage as there’s no cap to how many he can summon. The other advantage of Baden is that his copies will minimize the chance that one of your “real” heroes get hit by the Lightning strikes. Double win.

Rowan and Twins will buff the team and let the ult train rolling faster and faster while Rowan deals his healing potions when needed to keep your team alive.

Rosaline should follow Saurus as his ultimate will deal the biggest part of the damage.

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

This setup can be a little squishy when the lightning strike takes out one of your heroes early in the battle, so you might need to run this 2 or 3 times for the best result.

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:

All you need is Izold with the 3/9 furniture set so he will become the rolling carry healing himself up all the time while dealing insane damage. Daimon will stay alive with his Blood Shield and Talene keeps healing, dying, reviving all the time.

Twins and Grezhul die off but they do their job well boosting in the earlier stages of the battle until Daimon and Izold start snowballing well.

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.

Important!!! You need to turn auto ultimate off and make Kane kill any other hero than your main damage dealer after 15 seconds.

Here’s a team that works fine:

Saurus is your main damage hero here in this setup and also kind of tanks Kane. Make sure you don’t use his ultimate in the first 15 seconds so he won’t get killed first.

Rowan is also in the first line and along with the twins his main objective is buffing the team energy by a lot and put in his healing potions here and there to keep your team alive.

Belinda and Rosaline will also put in good damage back to back, but Saurus is the main carry here for a ton of damage.

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

Alternative versions are:

  • Talene for Saurus, more reliable if you don’t have Saurus ascended. If Saurus dies off really fast you should swap for Talene
  • Wu Kong for Saurus is also possible but deals a lot less damage. Advantage is that Kane will kill a copy of Wu Kong first so make sure to make his ultimate happen in the first 15 seconds into battle.
  • Shemira for Belinda if you have her ascended well and Belinda lacks ascension.

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

Basically Morael will set up her cosmic field that will kill the spawning enemies in the very second they will spawn while the other heroes buff her up to deal more damage and make her ultimate stay active all the way through. Heavy investment, yes, but by far the most effective setup!

Alternatively, especially if you’re not that far in the game you want to run this team setup:


Shemira in combination with Rosaline will carry your team and you actually need Shemira because without her AoE damage you won’t be able to deal with the summoned monsters very long! If you use Rosaline you also have to make sure that Shemira is the hero with the highest power rating or Rosaline might follow another hero and that would be a total waste in this lineup! These both heroes are what you need, the others are more optional. Shemira will basically keep her AoE up all the time, often double so all spawn die in 1 second after spawning.

I like to have Rowan on the team because he will buff the power of Shemira and also provides some solid healing that will keep you up when it can become ugly. You could use Nemora but I think that Rowan’s support is a lot better with the lowe damage coming in when Shemira takes down the spawns all the time.

Estrilda helps here as a tank and dealing very solid damage as well. There’s no need for a real tank like Lucius and the buffs Estrilda provides for making it 3 Lightbearers in the team is far better for the final result.

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:

This is a setup that works well here and Ice Shemira is one of the nastiest boss fights in the Twisted Realm! With Ezizh you can suppress her abilities and the Twins help to remove the cc effects. Saurus will deal most of the damage while Rowan will keep ultimates rolling as well as healing here and there. Make sure that Rosaline follows Saurus.

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

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