Once your heroes reach Mythic Tier in the ascension you will be able to unlock and level up their Signature Item. Their Signature item is an individual boost item only available for that hero and can, for some heroes, really boost their effectivity.
The problem is you will need a good amount of emblems to level them up and they are quite rare in AFK Arena – that’s the reason why I wanted to write this guide here to give you some sort of recommendation which heroes you should invest your emblems in first.
The main reason of this guide is to help you not waste any emblems! Once you have spent your emblems on a Signature Item, there’s NO way to get them back and it can take weeks to recover from any mistakes! Choose your Signature Items wisely!
All Signature Items Ranked List
For the reason I simply can’t do a “do this hero’s Signature Item first than this…” I have grouped them in tier like heroes that have the best Signature Items followed by those who have very strong and so on.
Attention! This is more a recommendation. Depending if you plan to ascend a certain hero or not. Even F2P should get Talene / Twins from Stargazing at some point (more on that here). The other factions with the Faction Towers in mind.
I have a row for each kind of emblem to show you where to invest them first. If you don’t plan to ascend a certain hero you can skip the row, otherwise only invest in a hero in the next row if you have all the emblems for a hero ready.
Important! Go by the rows in the list! Example: don’t wait until you got Rown SI +30 until you work on Talene, if you do have the Primordial Emblems for Talene, Twins etc. to get them to +10 you can do that, same for Amplifying Emblems. You will be a lot slower doing the +30 Upgrades compared to the +10 and +20 upgrades.
To help you plan, here’s what you need for the Signature items:
Activation: 20x Primordial Emblems
Level 10: 200x Primordial Emblems
Level 10->20: 240x Amplifying Emblems
Level 20->30: 300x Faction Emblems
|Exceptional support and the first hero to get the Signature Item to +30.|
|First Prio for anybody. Stargaze her asap and only use emblems if you have enough to get her SI +30 as early as you can.|
|3||Elijah & Lailah|
|After Talene the second Stargaze you should get so save up the Faction Emblems to get their Signature Item up as soon as you get them to mythic. When you got the 300 Faction Emblems you can continue with the heroes below|
|If you’re F2P you focus on one in the Challenger Store, so this should be your next SI +30 once you have one of them at mythic.|
|Whales Only! If you spend money and get Mehira and Khazard as well to ascended their Signature Item should be next +30. If not, skip this step!|
|Super strong Signature Item for Saurus and you run him against bosses and also in Faction Tower so make his SI +30 next|
|Not only for faction tower, you can use him against setups where blocking enemy energy is super important. Make his SIgnature Item +30 next|
|Will become one of your main carry heroes later in the game, get his Signature Item to +30. Spend random Wilder Emblems as well here first.|
|From Lab Store also a hero you very likely get ascended earlier and a hero worth getting to Signature Item +30 now.|
|Whales Only! If you spend money and get Orthos as well to ascended, his Signature Item should be next +30. If not, skip this step!|
Rosa/ Lucius/ Belinda
|Good step in between as you very likely stockpiles a good amount of Amplifying Embles now so get their Signature Item to +20. No need to take it further and very helpful in Faction Tower as well.|
|If you run either of them (Thoran Cheese or Safiya as main carry), build their SI +30, otherwise +20 will do alright. But 90% need them late game so keep +30 in mind.|
|Her SI +20 is a great addition. +30 sounds tempting but is not necessary as you primarily use her in Faction Tower|
|Super strong +30 Signature Item and she will become more and more important later with Arthur so get her Signature maxed next|
|13||Lyca/ Tasi/ Nemora|
|Very helpful and main for Faction Tower, but you only need their Signature Item at Level +20|
|Along with Gwyneth a super strong combo and his SI +30 is what you should go for next if you built him (if not, do those Lab Runs and get him)|
|Shemira will be useful as main carry in many things like Lab, Voyage of Wonders, etc. so her +20 SI is useful. Grezhul will become important for Guild Hunt, so do his SI +20 as well now.|
|16||Fawkes/ Khasos/ Tidus|
|Good for Faction Tower, but only need their Signature Item +20|
|She becomes one of the carry in Faction Tower and her SI +30 is needed to get past Level 200, she will be next in line.|
|Get their Signature Item to +20 as you need them in Faction Tower as well.|
|Becomes more important later in the game and his Signature Item will boost him very well, Get his SI +30 now.|
|Important for end-game Twisted Realm, her +30 is really helpful but not highest priority.|
|Helpful, especially in Faction Tower and a invest you can make but not the highest one|
|22||Numisu/ Warek/ Lorsan|
|Useful here and there but also not high in priority.|
|Last +30 on the list to build.|
The other heroes’s Signature items are without any specific order. If you have emblems left you can spend them according how frequently you use them.
Talene – her Signature Item will make her stronger each time she will turn into Phoenix form and this happens a couple of times each battle, buffing her stats to a new crazy high. Not that she isn’t already a crazy strong here, her Signature Item makes her even more powerful
Twins – the amount of support and buffs they bring to your team is already pretty strong but with the Signature Item, they will start buffing each other as well for a huge amount making it worth upgrading their Signature Item if you use them without any doubt.
Athalia – her Signature Itemis surely one of the strongest in AFK Arena and will give her a lot of durability during battles and also give Life Leech. If you’re using her it’s worth investing
Ezizh – Ezizh already has insane power and can silence a whole team during the whole battle and his Signature Item makes his burning fire a lot more dangerous as well, so a really nice pick if you use him frequently.
Mehira – this Signature Item is also insane and gives mehira health whenever a teammate loses health and give 20% to her. She will be really hard to kill now and with a maxed Signature Item she even will gain additional energy when her health is full. This one is really sick!
Khazard – with his Signature Item Khazard will turn into a freezing machine and freeze enemies with every critical strike and even increases the duration of all debuffs your have on your enemies when this happens. This will skyrocket your team.
Rowan – his Signature Item will give a ton of extra energy to your whole team and will boost every setup, not just himself and is really strong
Ferael – also one of the strongest Signature Items and it will simply cripple the enemy team and prevent them from regenerating and also debuffing their attack rating a lot. Beast.
Eironn – in late game Eironn is a hero that many players like to use and his viability is really high. His Signature Item will plain increase the effect of his freezing by adding a debuff on them and adding more time they are frozen, making him a really deadly hero to use.
Saurus – his Signature Item makes him so powerful with adding healing when fully stacked for himself and when maxed out at +30 even for the full team. You will turn Saurus into a beast against boss fights who starts also healing your team as well as insane damage in the right team.
Wu Kong – his Signature Item adds protective barriers making him survive better until he can use his ultimate and also adds more additional protective barriers to him and his clones. With this Signatur Item, he gets really strong.
Orthros – his Signature Item adds freeze and also reduces enemy haste a lot and this makes him survive longer and a more durable hero to use when he can be squishy at times without a Signature Item.
Thoran – Hands down, this is such an overpowered Signature Item giving him extra survivability and his Retaliation can wipe out a whole team at once when he’s the last survivor and the situation favors it. If you use him, get it!
Safiya – her Signature Item power is insane and will boost her attack by up to 140% over a battle so if you have a durable team and use her this is a real good option.
Rosalina – if you use Rosaline in a great combination with the right hero they can already deal a ton of deadly things to the enemy, with her Signature Item it will buff the hero she’s following again for a lot more. If you use her frequently it’s surely no doubt that you should level her Signature Item as well.
Lucius – also really effective because it will simply stop the enemies enemy recovery rate when his ability pops and in the end stage even remove all their buffs.
Belinda – also very useful and will boost the whole teams’ damage output by the additional damage. When maxing this Signatur Item out it will also gain additional energy and make Belinda extra deadly.
Nara – when first looking at her Signature Item you will think this won’t make a big boost, but in reality, she will become an automatic assassin to take out enemies very effectively and her skill will become a lot more deadly.
Gwyneth – if you use Gwyneth with Arthur, this is a really strong Signature Item, especially the +20 that adds the additional arrows whenever a ally uses their ultimate. Along with plain attack stat buff, this is really worth the usage.
Arthur – his Signature Item is a double-bladed sword that will raise his natural strengths and weaknesses. If you have a solid composition with him like with Gwyneth, the Signature Item is really worth it, otherwise not the best choice.
Tasi – decreasing enemies attack ratings for a huge additional amount is useful and if you use Tasi, you will really appreciate this. Still, the above Signature items should be higher on your list
Nemora – similar to Tasi, the additional healing is nice and if you use her frequently also useful but shouldn’t be that high on your list of Signature Items.
Lyca – the additional accuracy can be really useful but as with Tasi and Nemora, I really suggest you to focus on the above Signature Items before upgrading hers.