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Best Heroes Tier List (Patch 1.89/Vyloris) – with Engravings

I wanted to write a full tier list for AFK Arena for a reason – most lists I saw either used old data and didn’t really include the latest balancing changes or they simply listed some heroes.

For me, a tier list also includes some explanation of why a hero is S+ or why another hero isn’t. This is why I wanted to make a full list for the heroes that you should go after and that you want to have and ascend/level up in AFK Arena. Still, I also have several heroes in there that are worth using in mid-game and extremely helpful so having them is not a waste of time 🙂

Update! Updated with all heroes including Vyloris (1.89), Awakened Thane (1.88), Oku (1.87) & Audrae (1.86)

Overall Tier List

Here are heroes that perform well in all game modes and that you should always aim for and ascend and level up. Please mind that this list assumes the same ascension level for the heroes so you will see Hypogeans and Celestial heroes quite high although they are really hard to ascend.

Super IMPORTANT Info! Please read!

This tier list prioritizes for the end-game without short-term meta. If you want to decide what hero you want to build next you can compare them below. The problem with many tier lists is that they rank heroes that counter a strong hero will become ranked super high – this means a hero in S Tier can easily become B Tier after one balancing update or new hero release. This doesn’t happen in AFK Arena frequently, though, and you rather see a hero drop slowly. Good example is Talene that was top-notch tier in 2019 and mid-2020 and now is just average.

In my list, I want to give you the look for the endgame and what heroes will help you there so a hero performance in early or mid-game is not included in the ranking (although you find that ranking for early/mid game in the table). Neither the early nor the mid-game in AFK Arena is the place where people get stuck, it’s the endgame when players simply don’t have built the heroes they need. Also, building heroes that are good in mid game often become useless or almost useless in end game so you have invested resources into a hero that will get you stuck.

I know that might be controversial and debatable but I’m absolutely sure that’s what helps players most. Still, at the end you will find a tier list and some heroes that you should focus on early and mid game.

Early – Mid Game Tier List

I have removed the early and mid parts in the tier list for the reason it confuses people a lot. Heroes like Shemira, Lucius, Saveas are strong carry heroes but become useless in the eng-game so I don’t want to motivate people to actually invest into those heroes and waste resources in the long run.

How The Tier List Works

It wasn’t easy to show all data in this table in a way that is easy to read but also complete enough to give you all the information you need. Here’s how you will read the table:

afk arena tier list how it works

So, with that info let’s jump right into the tier list:

Best Heroes Tier List in AFK Arena

Hero Tier PvE PvP
Bosses, Lab, Realms, Events
Furniture
Engraving
Info

Ainz Ooal Gown

S+ S+ S S

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Lucretia

S+ S+ A+ A afk arena dual divinity

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Raku

S+ S+ A+ A

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E44
Why?
ℹ︎

grezhulGrezhul

S S+ B+ A+

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Silas

S S S+ A

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Rowan

S S S A

Alternatives

 

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Alna

A+ S S A

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Mortas

A+ A+ A S+

Alternatives

+20

Info

-/9

Why?

E44
Why?
ℹ︎

thoranThoran

A+ S+ A B+

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E13

Why?

ℹ︎

Awakened Thane

A+ A+ S+ A afk arena dual divinity

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60

Why?

ℹ︎

Kren

A+ S+ A+ B

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E41
Why?
ℹ︎

Audrae

A+ S A A

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Mehira

A+ S+ A+ C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E13
Why?
ℹ︎

Prince of Persia

A+ A+ A+ A

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Rosaline

A+ A+ A A

Alternatives

+20

Info

-/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Haelus

A S A B

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Lyca

A A+ A+ A

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Oden

A S B+ B

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
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Daimon

A A+ A B+

Alternatives

+20

Info

3/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Albedo

A A+ A+ B

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E41
Why?
ℹ︎

Khazard

A A+ B+ B+

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E13
Why?
ℹ︎

Skriath

A A+ B+ B+

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?


Why?
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Morael

A B S S

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

afk arena awakened talene iconAwakened Talene

A A A+ B+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E13
Why?
ℹ︎

Pippa

A A A+ B+

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E13
Why?
ℹ︎

saurusSaurus

A B A+ S+

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Talene

A B A S+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Astar

A A S B

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Vyloris

A A A B+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

EironnEironn

A A+ B+ B

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E13
Why?
ℹ︎

zolrathZolrath

A A+ B+ B

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E41
Why?
ℹ︎

Scarlet

A A+ A C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E13
Why?
ℹ︎

feraelFerael

A A+ A+ C

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

afk arena framton iconFramton

A A S C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Raine

A A+ B B

Alternatives

+10

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Hodgkin

A B+ A A

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Lorsan

B+ A+ B+ C+

Alternatives

+20

Info

-/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Melusina

B+ A A B

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Merlin

B+ A A B

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

afk arena leonardo iconLeonardo da Vinci

B+ A+ A C

Alternatives

+20

Info

3/9

Why?

E41
Why?
ℹ︎

BrutusBrutus

B+ A+ C+ B

Alternatives

+20

Info

3/9

Why?


Why?
ℹ︎

Mishka

B+ S C+ C Alternatives +20

Info

3/9

Why?


Why?
ℹ︎

Desira

B+ A+ B C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Zaphrael

B+ A B+ B

Alternatives

+10

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

QUEEN

B+ A+ B+ C

Alternatives

+10

Info

3/9

Why?


Why?
ℹ︎

kelthurKelthur

B+ A+ C+ C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

twinsTwins

B+ C+ B+ A+

Alternatives

+20

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

ezizhEzizh

B+ B+ A B

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

JOKER

B+ B+ A B

Alternatives

+20

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

naraNara

B+ B+ A B

Alternatives

+20

Info

3/9

Why?


Why?
ℹ︎

Arthur

B+ B+ B B+

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

safiyaSafiya

B+ B+ B B+

Alternatives

+20

Info

-/9

Why?


Why?
ℹ︎

Izold

B+ B B+ A

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E41
Why?
ℹ︎

TasiTasi

B+ A A C

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

athaliaAthalia

B+ B A B+ afk arena dual divinity

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

ezizh lord of nightmares iconAwakened Ezizh

B+ B A+ B

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

ℹ︎

Treznor

B+ B+ A C+ afk arena dual divinity

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

ℹ︎

Morrow

B+ B+ A+ C

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Ezio

B+ B+ B B

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Peggy

B+ C+ A A

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Oku

B B A B

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Granit

B B+ B+ C+

Alternatives

+10

Info

-/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Fane

B B+ A C

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Orthos

B B A B

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

nemoraNemora

B B+ C+ B

Alternatives

+10

Info

9/9

Why?


Why?
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Flora

B B B+ B

Alternatives

+20

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

gwynethGwyneth

B B B+ B

Alternatives

+20

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Respen

B B A C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Eluard

B C+ A+ B

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Skreg

B B+ C+ C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Antandra

B B B B

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Alaro

B B B+ C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/<9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Thesku

B B A C

Alternatives

+10

Info

3/9

Why?

ℹ︎

NumisuNumisu

B B C+ B

Alternatives

+10

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Titus

B C+ A+ C+

Alternatives

+10

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Tidus

B B B C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Cecilia

B C+ B+ B afk arena dual divinity

Alternatives

+10

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Ukyo

B B B+ C

Alternatives

+30

Info

-/9

Why?


Why?
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Thali

C+ B B C

Alternatives

+10

Info

3/9

Why?

ℹ︎

Mezoth

C+ C+ B+ C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Wu Kong

C+ D+ A+ B+

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?


Why?
ℹ︎

Zikis

C+ D+ A+ B+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

kazKaz

C+ C+ C+ B

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Vurk

C+ C+ C+ B

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Gorvo

C+ B+ C D+

Alternatives

+20

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

hendrikHendrik

C+ B B C+

Alternatives

+10

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

estrildaEstrilda

C+ C+ C+ C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Theowyn

C+ C+ C+ C+ afk arena dual divinity

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

thaneThane

C+ B C+ D+

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Leofric

C+ D+ A B

Alternatives

 

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Belinda

C+ D+ C+ A

Alternatives

+10

Info

-/9

Why?

E41
Why?
ℹ︎

Anoki

C+ C+ C+ C

Alternatives

+20

Info

-/9

Why?


Why?
ℹ︎

Baden

C+ D+ C A

Alternatives

+10

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Drez

C+ D+ C+ B+

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Khasos

C+ D+ B B

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?


Why?
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Nakoruru

C+ D+ B B

Alternatives

+30

Info

-/9

Why?


Why?
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Fawkes

C D+ C+ D+

Alternatives

+30

Info

-/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Solise

C D+ C+ B

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?

E60
Why?
ℹ︎

Satrana

C D+ B C+

Alternatives

+20

Info

9/9

Why?

E30
Why?
ℹ︎

Torne

C D+ B C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?


Why?
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Lucius

C D+ D+ B+

Alternatives

+10

Info

-/9

Why?


Why?
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Oscar

C D+ C+ C+

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?


Why?
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ShemiraShemira

C D+ C C+

Alternatives

+10

Info

-/9

Why?

E41
Why?
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Warek

C D+ C+ C

Alternatives

+10

Info

-/9

Why?


Why?
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Ulmus

D+ D+ C+ D+

Alternatives

+10

Info

-/9

Why?


Why?
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isabellaIsabella

D+ D+ C+ D

Alternatives

+30

Info

9/9

Why?

E60
Why?
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Rigby

D+ D+ C+ D

Alternatives

+30

Info

3/9

Why?


Why?
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Seirus

D+ D+ C+ D

Alternatives

+10

Info

-/9

Why?


Why?
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Walker

D D- C D

Alternatives

+30

Info

-/9

Why?


Why?
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Starting -> Midgame Tier List

Here are some heroes that you should build if you’re starting out in AFK Arena or you’re below Chapter 15. Some of those heroes can’t get ascended so you can’t use them in the later game or some just get not powerful enough for the endgame but will do an excellent job earlier in the game so you just shouldn’t ignore them:

Shemira is the carry hero for the mid game and extremely overpowered there. In the late game (Chapter 30+), she just will not deal enough damage and get countered too easily to make an impact but early and mid game she will simply destroy everything, sometimes even solo so building her is absolutely worth it!

Saveas is a crazy carry hero early in AFK Arena so ascending him and use him as a carry hero without any doubt. The good thing is, you can later use him as a fodder hero for ascending other Mauler heroes when you’re in the mid-game.

Lucius is an excellent tank early and midgame with his shield and healing. In the late game he will die too fast and doesn’t provide much for the team to get a good place but midgame he is probably the best tank option you can get and also worth building.

Brutus is another really important hero early in the game. In the early game he deals so much damage that he will carry you solo and with his invincible ability he is a beast. Even in late game there are situations where you can use him well, although many heroes will counter him easier and his damage will become almost nothing.

Rowan is THE hero to build, from early to end game and super viable. If you can build him early which is quite easy, do it. Super healing, support and amazing to have in almost any team setup through all stages in AFK Arena.

Hero Details (Alphabetically Ordered)

Ainz Ooal Gown (teams are built around this her, he’s that good) is basically the godfather of all carry heroes with his stuns and percentage damage and the further you get in AFK Arena, the more powerful Ainz is getting. No doubt, if you invest in him you will do nothing wrong at all. The reason he’s not in the first spot of this tier list is the fact that he can be a little squishy and it’s possible that some setups are just disabling him. Go back to Ainz Ooal Gown in the list.

Alaro (niche hero) is a hero that can work great in the right 5-Pull Team setups that work well right now. I personally think that you will lack damage with him and the team role is really specific so meta can change that quickly so not a hero many players should focus on right now. Go back to Alaro in the list.

Albedo (one of the top enabler heroes in the game) is the partner in crime for Ainz and they almost always run together. Don’t get me wrong, Albedo is a very good hero but also depending on Ainz; if you’re not running Ainz or Ainz is not that effective against a certain setup, Albedo is also getting a lot less effective so it was a little hard ranking her all by herself. Go back to Albedo in the list.

Alna (one of the top enabler heroes in the game) is one of those heroes that you need to have, especially for the end- and late-game of AFK Arena. She’s super versatile and makes your whole team a lot stronger while being super sustainable as well. Go back to Alna in the list.

Anoki (niche hero) was a hero many waited for when he was released but it turns out that he is neither strong nor really versatile. He’s more like a hero that’s nice to have in some situations in Faction Tower but doesn’t belong in any priority. Go back to Anoki in the list.

Antandra (alternative carry hero) can be savage when paired with Skreg but has to be heavily invested in. After all a good hero to use in Faction Tower but has only rare niche role appearances in the end-game. Go back to Antandra in the list.

Arthur (flexible crowd control hero) has a great synergy in early game and mid-game in AFK Arena with Gwyneth and the fact that you can link him and have an ascended hero right away is really nice so getting him is mandatory. Later he will lose effectiveness as he will not bring that much support to the team and can’t stand long on the battlefield. Go back to Arthur in the list.

Astar (flexible support hero) is nice with her instant damage reduction for all allies right when the battle starts paired with her immunity to control abilities amazing against nasty setups you see happening like Athalia or any other direct counter heroes paired with high burst. This makes your team so much more survivable in the first seconds and she also provides healing and burning that is not that bad. Let’s see how she develops but I think she will probably even get ranked higher in the future so get her and build her, you’ll not regret it. Go back to Arthur in the list.

Athalia (niche hero) is great in some situation to deal with certain backline heroes but, overall and especially in endgame, she is too fragile and will go down too fast to really leave an impact. For PvP aspects and in some situations a great choice but you need to think about if that’s enough to invest in her. Go back to Athalia in the list.

Audrae deals crazy amounts of damage and is viable as of her release in campaign, bosses and also in pull teams in PvP. She has the right buffs and debuffs, good dodge and in the right team she will make her way into the meta in the future. Go back to Audrae in the list.

Awakened Ezizh is a killer-beast hero, but only in early game. The next awakened hero that seems to not really kick in, especially when looking at the invest you have to do. It’s impossible to really get his ultimate blocking going all the way and you can only use him in pure burst or block compositions that are specifically designed around him. CC beast on paper but falls off a lot in reality.. Go back to Awakened Ezizh in the list.

Awakened Talene (flexible crowd control hero) is the whale hero and the first Awakened Hero in AFK Arena. First things first, she’s by far not that strong as many assumed and neither does she deal that massive overload of damage nor can she sustain long on the battlefield. The ranking might change if meta changes and new teams will come up but she’s not the hero you want to early-invest in and by the time normal players will be able to have her and use her, there will be stronger Awakened heroes available. Go back to Awakened Talene in the list.

Awakened Thane (defines PvP meta) was wrecking 1on 5 against Ainz teams in PvP and even got nerfed during test server time but is still defining PvP. His abilities to slash through enemies is just insane, although so P2P as you need to heavily invest in him to make him the machine he is. Go back to Awakened Thane in the list.

Baden (trash) has one real place where he can shine and that’s when fighting bosses where you can stack up his shadows so they will stack the damage and start dealing massive amounts. Also to distract bosses from your team. But in regular campaign he can’t stack them up well enough to make it high on the tier list. Go back to Baden in the list.

Belinda (trash) is absolutely a hero that will deal great damage and strike down enemy teams earlier and mid game in AFK Arena, no doubt. Her end-game role, however, was to buff Ainz or Khazard with her blessing and as they see a decline in meta, Belinda is also getting less effective in end game. Still, a great hero to use until the end game and you still have niche spots where she is useful. Go back to Belinda in the list.

Brutus (one of the top enabler heroes in the game) is a beast early game and also really strong in mid game. In late game he just lacks survivability and damage and his shield can be removed by too many abilities to make him rank high and you need more for a hero. Still, he can have a great role against a team that can’t remove his last gasp ability and you need to overcome some really high burst damage. Go back to Brutus in the list.

Cecilia (very niche hero) is a mage killer, that’s true. But that niche role is the only role she can fill and she can be squishy. In mid-game she’s still viable but the later you get in AFK Arena, the less effective she’s going to be and her damage and survivability gets so bad that she’s no hero you will be using in the late game anymore. Not worth investing in and there are other heroes for that role that do their job a lot better. Go back to Cecilia in the list.

Celestial Twins (very niche hero) also have been heroes that you will normally find really high in tier lists and in Stargazing priorities simply because they are great and viable support. This is true, however, especially late- and end-game they get outclassed by other heroes and become less effective. Should you invest in them? Yes, but keep in mind that there are other celestial/hypogean heroes that will work better. Go back to Celestial Twins in the list.

Daimon (one of the top DPS heroes in the game) is a super exciting hero and you will find him in a lot of meta endgame setups. He’s viable and can stack and over-roll the enemy team really well, especially later in AFK Arena where the level cap gets more and more. An absolutely most-invest hero. Go back to Daimon in the list.

Desira (one of the top support heroes in the game) has some interesting abilities and immunity to crowd control but is not as powerful as Silas. She has made a career since her release from okay to rally useful, especially later in the game as well. Go back to Desira in the list.

Drez (trash) is pretty similar to Cecilia and in the late/end-game he will become useless because not effective anymore. I wouldn’t recommend you to actually invest in him except for some setups in Faction Tower but you need to be fairly well progressed in your hero roaster to be at that point. Go back to Drez in the list.

Eironn (one of the top enabler heroes in the game) is, especially later in the game, a great hero and has a place in several meta team setups. He’s a great long-term investment where you see him a little squishy midgame he will start getting really powerful if you invest into his furniture and Signature Item. Go back to Eironn in the list.

Eluard (very niche hero) is relatively new but a hero to keep in mind and one of the stronger Lightbearer faction heroes later in the game. But, and that’s the bad news, the Lightbearer heroes are not strong in the late/end game in AFK Arena so building him is only optional. Go back to Eluard in the list.

Estrilda (very niche hero) has her strength more in the mid-game of AFK Arena and she’s that low in this tier list for the reason that she will die too early in late game and won’t deliver enough bang to invest heavily in her long-term. Go back to Estrilda in the list.

Ezio (flexible crowd control hero) is a solid hero and getting him and investing in him makes sense as you can cheese with him and his ability to last on battlefield is really strong, especially later in the game. Still, there have been better heroes to do that realsed after him so shouldn’t be that top on your list anymore. Go back to Ezio in the list.

Ezizh (flexible enabler hero) has, in terms of PvE, not that much use later in the game except some niche situations where you need to silent the enemy team but there are better heroes that will outclass him. Later in the game he just dies too quickly to make him worth the heavy investment. For PvP he’s a super important hero so using your Challenger Medals to get him is still a useful thing. Go back to Ezizh in the list.

Fane has, on paper, a really interesting kit but in reality falls back behind the strong heroes of the current meta. If there’s a larger rework of other heroes I think he could get a place but right now I only see him in a niche role. Go back to Fane in the list.

Fawkes (very niche hero) really shines in the mid-game and Faction Tower, but in terms of end-game tier list for PvE he is just nothing more than a niche hero to put an enemy into his coffin, but the requirements are too much and he will not be durable enough to satisfy a mayor investment into his Signature Item or furniture set. Go back to Fawkes in the list.

Ferael (one of the top crowd control heroes in the game) is a hero that works so well in many situations when you have invested into his Signature Item and furniture and he can shut down enemy heroes by making his shadows eat and neglect their energy production. That is really useful in a lot of situations and also in PvP really useful. Go back to Ferael in the list.

Flora (niche hero) is a hero that can be ascended quite easily compared to others as you can get the copies from Lab Store and you find copies of her quite frequently in Hero Choice Chests or Events. While she is not a bad option here and there and don’t require much ascension to fit in your team as she can’t get killed during the battle, her performance will fall off later in the game so consider all investments into her furniture and Signature Item really well. Go back to Flora in the list.

Framton (flexible crowd control hero) has so many useful features and deals a load of damage, blocks healing, debuffs and stuns enemies, mirror attacks, gets immune to control and much more. A useful hero that is not easy to build but worth it in the long run! Go back to Framton in the list.

Gorvo (flexible crowd control hero) can be useful in Faction Tower but, overall, doesn’t play much a role in PvE campaign or other game modes in AFK Arena as his mechanics don’t bring anything to the team that no other stronger hero will outclass him in. Can still be a useful option in some situations later in the game Go back to Gorvo in the list.

Granit (flexible crowd control hero) is an interesting tank that can do fine earlier in AFK Arena but falls off later in the game. His ability to interrupt and silence enemies as well as hitting backline enemies is useful but he lacks survivability late game so he’s more than niche or tower role. Go back to Granit in the list.

Grezhul (teams are built around this her, he’s that good) has been growing in strength (and position in the tier list) steadily in the past months and his damage and crowd control earn him this place in the ranking and the cool thing about him is that he doesn’t rely that much on certain other heroes and fits into many setups pretty well. Earlier in the game somewhat squishy but later a beast. Go back to Grezhul in the list.

Gwyneth (alternative carry hero) used to be a really strong carry with her damage and stun-lock, no doubt, and I recommend her in mid-game all the way. End-game, however, there are more and more heroes coming recently that are able to outclass her so she is not that high in the tier list anymore. Go back to Gwyneth in the list.

Haelus (one of the top support heroes in the game) is a buffer all the way. He will give your heroes a good bunch of survivability and also debuffs enemies here and there, especially with full Signature Bonus. The problem is, that is it. No attack buffs that make his team go through the roof or damage that makes a significant difference. This makes him a great choice for PvP but in terms of end-game PvE he won’t be that great. Go back to Haelus in the list.

Hendrik (niche hero) is average. There’s nothing that special about him that gives him any high place on the tier list. He’s okay at tanking, his ultimate is alright but not exceptionally strong and neither his Signature Item or furniture set change anything about it. If you pull lots of copies early, use him early to mid game but don’t invest in him. Go back to Hendrik in the list.

Hodgkin (flexible support hero) actually is quite viable. His sustainability will make him strong in the earlier stages and later he will ramp up and can last, heal himself and another ally, debuff the enemy team and snowball his own damage so long battles can be really devastating against him. He’s still quite fresh in the game so there might be some adjustments to his tier list position but overall a super solid Graveborn hero that is worth investing in. Go back to Hodgkin in the list.

Isabella is, unfortunately, at no stage in the game strong enough to make it worth investing in her. Damage is not much, ultimate not that executing and she’s squishy and instable when countered with mage-killer enemy heroes. Go back to Isabella in the list.

Izold (alternative carry hero) is a tank that can be super sustainable with his self-healing and especially mid-game a hero you can use really well and find often as last hero standing. Unfortunately, later in the game he doesn’t bring much more to the table to have a steady role in your team setups, but he’s still not useless end-game – I’d say rather solid but not outstanding. Go back to Izold in the list.

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Kaz (very niche hero) has a very dry situation for a long time in AFK Arena, actually since release and was always quite low in tier lists. But with magic damage getting more and more important and viable for the top tier heroes, she starts getting better with her abilities to dodge magic attacks. She’s no top hero today I predict her to get some more increase in niche viability in the future. Go back to Kaz in the list.

Kelthur (one of the top enabler heroes in the game) is no hero that you should consider much earlier but he will become one of the great enabler heroes later in the game. He has his niche role in some occasions and for his role are also other heroes in this tier list that will fit that a lot better. Also, the investment is a lot for him to actually be somewhat alright so a hero to consider later in your career but one to have on the list. Go back to Kelthur in the list.

Khazard (one of the top enabler heroes in the game). Go back to Kelthur in the list.

Kren (teams are built around this her, he’s that good) is one of the surprises and not that much people expected him to be that strong in late game as he is. He blasts like crazy and does a lot of control, in some case you just need him in your team. The only downside with him is that you need to fully invest into him to get his control chains running. Go back to Kren in the list.

Leonardo da Vinci (one of the top crowd control heroes in the game) is basically a dimensional Tasi but more RNG. He can do decent damage with his cannon and also has good cc and the evading can get him out of messy situations but a bad stun or wrong enemy paint mark can mess up your whole battle. Go back to Leonard in the list.

Leofric has, in terms of PvE, not that much use later in the game except some niche situations where you need to silent the enemy team but there are better heroes that will outclass him. Later in the game he just dies too quickly to make him worth the heavy investment. Go back to Leofric in the list.

Lorsan (one of the top enabler heroes in the game) is a debatable hero and he has some niche roles where he’s super useful with his linking and a great enabler. Overall that’s not enough to give him a place in the higher part of this tier list but a hero that you might find useful using against certain setups in AFK Arena. Go back to Lorsan in the list.

Lucius is the early-mid-game tank you need to have. His shield and healing will carry you easily towards Chapter 28-30, so invest in him without too much on furniture and Signature Item and use him until these Chapters. In late-to-end-game he will be simply eaten away by the damage, his healing will become non-existing and there are way better options than him. Go back to Lucius in the list.

Lucretia (teams are built around this her, he’s that good) is excellent and steadily increasing her rank in my tier list since her release. She can cheese teams like crazy and carry you through a lot of chapter post-Chapter-30. Also viable in many game modes and you will find her in almost half of all meta team setups right now. Should be high on your Stargazing priority. Go back to Lucretia in the list.

Lyca (one of the top enabler heroes in the game) is a hero you should invest in already early in the game. Her buffs make her really useful for so many team setups that you will be frequently using her through every stage in AFK Arena. She’s high in the tier list for a reason. Go back to Lyca in the list.

Mehira (teams are built around this her, she’s that good)is super powerful the later you get in AFK Arena so her ranking is pretty high in the tier list for the reason that she has powerful crowd control and can charm an enemy hero and take him/her out of the battle. Especially in endgame, this is super important. Go back to Mehira in the list.

Melusina (Baba Yaga) is a really decent dimensional hero.She is between DPS and CC role, but might be a good addition for non-meta team. I predict she might become stronger later this year so keep an eye on her, some minimal investment is already a good idea as all her investments are really strong and push her. Go back to Melusina in the list.

Merlin (flexible support hero) work great in preventing and avoiding incoming damage and is a great addition against setups that will burst your team down really quick and adds some really handy buffs to the mix. Go back to Merlin in the list.

Mezoth (very niche hero) was crazy strong when released but he becomes less viable later. Yes, he can take one enemy off the battlefield which is good, especially later in the game, but he’s easier to counter and taken out of the equation so I have to also declared him a niche role hero that shouldn’t be that high on your priority list of hero that you invest in emblems and furniture. Go back to Mezoth in the list.

Mishka (one of the top crowd control heroes in the game), I was wrong with my initial ranking and as it turns out she’s really viable in the current meta and one of the strongest cc heroes in AFK Arena. Go back to Mishka in the list.

Morael (alternative carry hero) is right now a hero that can carry but not on the same level as the main carry heroes, still an interesting one. She can be squishy at times and should not be that high on your list of heroes to invest in. Go back to Morael in the list.

Morrow (flexible crowd control hero) is not the hero that will be dealing much damage or burst, but his ability to stun, freeze and sleep enemies and cc them heavily is good enough to give him some attention. The only downside, you need to use him in a setup that can protect him as he has no ability to survive and can be sniped down easily if not used right. Go back to Morrow in the list.

Mortas (one of the top support heroes in the game) is one of the strongest buffer and support heroes that you find in AFK Arena and he also doesn’t require that much investment into Signature Item and furniture to be a very good option. If you plan on having him high on your Stargazing list you will not make a mistake. Go back to Mortas in the list.

Nakoruru is a very niche role hero that can be useful in some compositions around Ainz. Not really great anywhere and the investment is also tough. Go back to Nakoruru in the list.

Nara (flexible crowd control hero) is a hero that can be really useful against certain setups and really powerful to break down a certain backline hero. Overall, her primary usage is more PvP and especially endgame she is more like a solid niche hero to throw in in these situations. Still a hero worth having and also investing some into. Go back to Nara in the list.

Nemora (flexible crowd control hero) has not been high in hero tier lists since the beginning of the game, but the late game chapters have super strong heroes and with her charm and support for your team, you can get a nice advantage and that makes her really valuable. In early and mid game she is also not that bad if you need a healer so a really winner recently. Go back to Nemora in the list.

Numisu (niche hero) can be quite squishy at times and it absolutely depends what team setup you’re facing when answering the question about his effectivity. Earlier and mid-game he’s strong with his totems and buffs/debuffs and can be a huge pain for the enemies. Later he gets outclassed and countered too easily but he doesn’t require much investment in furniture and SI so keep him on your list. Go back to Numisu in the list.

Oden (one of the top crowd control heroes in the game) is a really versatile hero when you come closer to end-game in AFK Arena and for that reason he’s ranked quite high in the tier list. He’s a solid part of several meta end-game teams and a good investment long-term. Go back to Oden in the list.

Oku (niche hero) is a wilder faction tank hero so the hype was really when announced, including his pushback and abilities looked quite promising. In first test I have to say that he is squishy and can die pretty easily so I see his role, right now, more in Faction Tower than somewhere longterm in campaign. Go back to Oku in the list.

Orthos (niche hero) is also a hero that works better in PvP where you can make your enemy go crazy than in campaign endgame. He’s solid and can be useful but looking at how expensive it is to invest in him not a hero for everyone’s roaster. Go back to Orthos in the list.

Oscar is not that useful overall. He’s squishy and often times doesn’t get you where you want. Especially endgame he will die too quickly and give not enough impact to make an invest worth the buck. Go back to Oscar in the list.

Peggy (very niche hero) can be clunky and doesn’t better work in earlier stages of AFK Arena than later in the game. She’s relatively new so this might change but right now she’s not a hero worth investing in heavily. Go back to Peggy in the list.

Pippa (flexible crowd control hero) is not only really cool and fun to watch, she’s also really strong if you invest some resources into her furniture and Signature Item and then run her with the right heroes. For me a hero that is for a reason in the upper part of the tier list and also a hero you should invest in. Go back to Pippa in the list.

Prince of Persia (one of the top crowd control heroes in the game) has been really hyped up with the release and is a really nice hero to use. Still, when directly comparing to a hero that works pretty similar – Ezio – Prince of Persia is a little more trivial and lacks some viability. Go back to Prince of Persia in the list.

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go back to QUEEN in the list.

Raine (one of the top support heroes in the game) has been the hero many people used as fodder and flagged as ‘useless’ until the meta and some balancing changes brought her up the list steadily. She’s not the crazy “must-have” hero but a viable and solid option to have and can boost your team by a lot through buffing. From all Lightbearer heroes in AFK Arena she’s still one of those heroes worth it in endgame to have. Go back to Raine in the list.

Raku (teams are built around this her, he’s that good) is extremely strong, even stronger than many expected him to be when he was released. The main thing why he shines especially in the late game of AFK Arena is his +30 Signature Item that will deal percentage damage so it scales with the enemies. Go back to Raku in the list.

Respen (niche hero) was quite hyped when released but it turned out that he will not have that much impact and isn’t really useful in endgame overall. Not really worth investing unless you need another Wilder hero for the Faction Tower. Go back to Respen in the list.

Rigby (trash) is and was always a hero not worth it. Too squishy, nothing outstanding. He dies quite quickly, doesn’t deal much damage and his control isn’t powerful neither. Don’t use him as fodder but also don’t invest in him unless there’s a huge change for him in a balancing update or meta change in the future. Go back to Rigby in the list.

Rosaline (one of the top support heroes in the game) is basically a powerbank for another hero. Set her to follow the hero that wrecks and that hero will basically run his ultimate twice as much as Rosaline will fill the other heroes’ energy with her energy when she ults. Also buffs. Good investment and there are multiple occasions you can use her although she is not meta end-game. Go back to Rosaline in the list.

Rowan (one of the top support heroes in the game) is overall THE hero to have in AFK Arena. He’s just great and offers amazing support and solid healing and can run in 99% of all team setups from early game to end game and all game modes. He’s the hero to prioritize over any other hero at any stage. Go back to Rowan in the list.

Safiya (flexible support hero) has her moments in mid-game where she can charge and just slam-dunk a whole enemy team when she charges her ultimate. Unfortunately, she will become less useful towards endgame around Chapter 30 because too many setups can take her out and counter her easily and her damage isn’t that dramatic anymore. Go back to Safiya in the list.

Satrana (trash) took some reworks and became a solid hero from being a useless hero in the past months. Still, she’s neither a good niche hero in late game to make her a hero you should invest in. In Faction Tower I see her spot so the only reason to invest in her is if you need a Mauler hero there. But there are also other option that I’d prefer. Go back to Satrana in the list.

Saurus (alternative carry hero) has a lot of single-target damage and is a great carry and a great hero to use against bosses or situations where you need a hero dealing loads of damage to a single target. His problem endgame is that it’s not enough to slice through enemies and it’s too easy to take him down. Still a solid hero to have in your roaster of heroes. Go back to Saurus in the list.

Scarlet (one of the top support heroes in the game) is like a Lightbearer Shemira and when she start snowballing and has all of her HP dependent damage into place, she’s a cool hero to run and also a viable option for the end-game as long as you’re able to group enemies together. She can heal, debuff, deal AoE damage and keeps rolling her ultimate like crazy. She’s a little slow for PvP, though but worth the invest for sure. Go back to Scarlet in the list.

Seirus is and was a hero that you shouldn’t invest in at all. Earlier in AFK Arena he’s too squishy and later he simply dies too fast and doesn’t bring much to the table. If there’s no big rework of him, stay away from him. Go back to Seirus in the list.

Shemira (trash) is, no doubt about it, THE single carry hero early and midgame but she will become useless endgame because her damage is not nearly enough to hurt the enemies well enough and she can be taken down too easily before even using her ultimate. Still a hero that any player in AFK Arena should prioritize early in the game and take to ascended but don’t invest into her furniture or Signature Item! Go back to Shemira in the list.

Silas (one of the top support heroes in the game) is the healer the Graveborn faction was waiting for so long and he really took that place. He’s a great hero and investing in him is a sure thing. He’s also useful in Faction Tower and also in late- and end-game a really solid option. Go back to Silas in the list.

Skreg (flexible crowd control hero) is a hero for Faction Tower and also in mid-game of AFK Arena a hero that is really useful if you invest into his Signature Item. Later in the game he is getting less effective and more and more setups will disable him and his abilities aren’t that effective anymore to make him more than a rare niche hero or a tank in Faction Tower. Go back to Skreg in the list.

Skriath (one of the top enabler heroes in the game) is one of the Mauler faction heroes that you should invest in long-term. He’s squishy earlier in the game and also in mid-game not that crazy but the more you invest in him, the better he gets and he’s a really useful hero to have in late game. Go back to Skriath in the list.

Solise (trash) is useful in Faction Tower and used to be the only real AoE damage hero of the Wilder Faction. But her damage will become not enough later in the game and Raku is a lot better so she doesn’t have that high ranking in the tier list. Go back to Solise in the list.

Talene (niche hero) was the Celestial faction hero that everyone got and was working on. She was top-of-the-noth for almost all the time since she was released. Recently, she’s declining especially in the end-game as getting less effective. Still a solid strong hero and within the earlier Stargazing priority hero for you and carry you a lot, but in terms of late-to-end-game tier ranking not top anymore. Go back to Talene in the list.

Tasi (flexible crowd control hero) is one of the bread-and-butter heroes in AFK Arena earlier and especially mid-game that any player should build to handle tricky setups. Her control abilities are really strong and will help in so many situations, from early to endgame. In endgame there are some better options but still worth the invest in the long run. Go back to Tasi in the list.

Thali (alternative carry hero) can be referred to as an ascended Saveas but she falls out of the meta later in the game as she deals raw damage and misses some versatility to make her really strong. Also she doesn’t have any significance for bosses. Go back to Thali in the list.

Thane is a hero you should stay away in AFK Arena from the early game to the end game. He simply can’t stay alive at all, is super squishy and if you need an assassin there are so many better options. Not worth any investment. Go back to Thane in the list.

Theowyn (very niche hero) is somewhat alright at anything but not good at anything. She can survive quite okay, buff quite alright but overall there are better options so don’t invest in her right now. Go back to Theowyn in the list.

Thesku (niche hero) has a crazy kit when it comes to cc and stunning, debuffing and turning on a healing engine, but the requirements are too high to activate the stun to make him that crazy later in the game. Anyway, a great early and mid-game carry, useful in Faction Tower as well as some niche spots in end-game in PvP as well. Please mind that the rating above is heavily determined by end-game so his position there doesn’t reflect the fact how useful I find him early for any player! Go back to Thesku in the list.

Thoran (teams are built around this her, he’s that good)is the hero to cheese in so many situations and setups. He’s that hero to go after as F2P as early as possible and once fully equipped with furniture and Signature Item a hero enemies won’t mess with and carry you through a lot of chapters. Go back to Thoran in the list.

Tidus (alternative carry hero) can be useful in the right setups but you should still consider him as a niche role hero useful for Faction Tower or really rare occasions as he can be really squishy to play. Go back to Tidus in the list.

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Torne (trash) is not that versatile and missing a real thing that makes him great. He’s not super viable, he doesn’t deal much damage or buffs well in synergy. He’s average and a nice addition to have here and there but that doesn’t qualify him for much investment in emblems or furniture. Go back to Torne in the list.

Treznor (flexible crowd control hero) is solid and running him is a good choice. His investments fit his overall kit but, and that’s his downside, can’t provide much more than damage which is not through the rooftop. Still, a nice niche choice and also useful for tower and one of the better Graveborn heroes when it comes to end-game in AFK Arena. Go back to Treznor in the list.

Ukyo (niche hero) has one important thing but that’s also very niche… he can be useful to counter Flora in the frontline when you run him along with Zolrath. This happens here and there so kind of useful but overall not high on the priority list. Go back to Ukyo in the list.

Ulmus is, and there’s no other way to say this, useless. If you had him in an enemy formation and thought it’s hard to kill this guy you get him… don’t. He’s not a solid tank, his healing becomes nothing than theoretical and there’s nothing much more he contributes to the team. Can be really early in the game a okay tank or in Faction Tower, but don’t invest anything into his furniture or Signature Item. Go back to Ulmus in the list.

Vurk (very niche hero) can cause a controversial debate here and there, but for me he is nothing more than a really niche role hero where you can find better options. He can be countered easily, has nothing to keep him alive and his damage falls off the tiers later in the game. Go back to Vurk in the list.

Vyloris (niche hero) is, when fully worked on a beast to handle when dealing with teams that use summons, like facing enemy heroes like Grez, Baden, etc. as this will give her that massive shield and healing. Will go down fast if not so a real niche type hero but the further you get in campaign, the more important she can get in certain setups. But for sure no hero for the majority of players. Go back to Vyloris in the list.

Walker (trash is too good to describe him, he is by far the worst and useless hero in AFK Arena) is, frankly, a pretty underwhelming hero that doesn’t play any role in the game. He doesn’t deal any significant damage and doesn’t add anything else to the team. Using him here and there might be fine but don’t invest in him at all in the current meta. Go back to Walker in the list.

Warek (trash), unfortunately, lacks everything you need to make him a hero worth investing in. His damage is not much, he dies really quick and his knockback can only work in a small amount of teams well. He’s a nice addition in some stages in Faction Tower but that’s it. Go back to Warek in the list.

Wu Kong (trash) has seen a steady decline in the Tier List recently and he’s still a cool hero and also a useful one and, keeping in mind that he’s relatively easy to ascend for being a celestial hero, also one that you should invest in. The truth, however, when looking at the facts is that his abilities get more and more outclassed by the new heroes that have been introduced. Go back to Wu Kong in the list.

Zaphrael (flexible crowd control hero) doesn’t play much of a role, especially later in the game in general. His main part is to counter Lucretia and this makes him shine a lot as Lucretia is so strong in the current meta. Go back to Zaphrael in the list.

Zikis (trash) is actually a strong damage dealer and does exactly that. Has the ability to sustain and delivers good mitigation but misses some features to become overall crazy tier. Might slip into some meta compositions in the future but no specific use-case right now. Go back to Zikis in the list.

Zolrath (one of the top enabler heroes in the game) is a hero that can give a wrong impression when you run into setups that will drive you nuts with his reset. The later you get in the game, the less effective this will get and there are a good bunch of heroes out there who can deal with him quite well. Go back to Zolrath in the list.

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