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The Best Teams In AFK Arena

In this guide here I want to show you several team builds in AFK Arena that work really well and will give you an additional boost.

I know that you likely don’t have all the heroes but you can also use this as a strategy to plan which heroes you’re going to level up and ascend.

Updated the tems with the current meta!

You will find the best teams in the sections:

  • PvE/Campaign
  • PvP/Arena
  • Faction Tower
  • Guild Hunt
  • Twisted Realm Bosses

Best Campaign Team (PvE) In AFK Arena *UPDATED*

Here you will have the best-working current teams for campaign that will work. Even if you’re not even close to Campaign 30, make sure to keep those formations in mind to already start priritizing these heroes to have them ready when you need them

All of these teams work right now, they are not in any particular ranking!

Thoran Cheese

This team requires Thoran to be as maxed as possible with also his Signature item +30. This team drags around the enemies to all attack Thoran so he can use his ultimate counter to deal that much damage that the whole enemy team will go down. Work, yes, but often requires a lot of takes to get the procs right.

afk arena best endgame teams thoran cheese

This team works practically without any level deficit and you only need to focus your effort on Thoran instead of building multiple heroes with furniture and Signature item

Lucretia Cheese

This team basically sacrifices other ally heroes to buff up Lucretia so her Signature Item bonus will make her that strong that she will take out the enemy team on her own.

afk arena best endgame teams lucretia cheese

You will need the +20 Signature item on Lucretia but the +30 makes it easier and 9/9 furniture. The nice thing is only Lucretia needs that investment and you can substitute the other heroes in the roaster even with lower ascension or Signature Items as you feel it works against different teams. Super strong team setup right now.

Gwynneth Composition

This team focus on dealing massive damage to multiple enemies through Gwyneth, buffed by other heroes.

afk arena best endgame teams gwynneth composition

You need to invest into the +20 (better +25) Signature Item for Gwyneth and +30 Signature Item for Arthur to make this work effortlessly. Everything else is bonus and you have a high burst damage that will punish many teams that use backlines that are stationary.

Skreg Invade

This team uses Skreg’s furniture effect (yes, you need to have that) with the synergy of other heroes and punish teams that have a backline and heroes with lower survivability.

afk arena best endgame teams skreg invade

You will need 9/9 furniture on Skreg and his Signature Item at +30 also helps. Tidus Signature Item at +20 is also really helpful but the rest of the teram can be varied. This team also crushes teams with stationary backlines and has a high burst damage.

Classic Disrupt

This team is insane crowd control beginning with the tanks and the with Ferael and other heroes to completely control the enemy team. For me the most versatile team.

afk arena best endgame teams classic disrupt

In general you will need Ferael to have at least +20 on his Signature Item to make it work, bit the other heroes should also have some furniture and Signature Items to get enough impact. This team is super flexible and also strong in PvP as you will shut down the entire enemy team the whole time.

Energy Cycle

Also a great team that buffs energy through the team and cycles through heroes that have strong ultimates, like Talene, Saurus, Mehira or Ezizh).

afk arena best pve teams energy cycle team

Super-versatile team setup that will carry you far in campaign and tower, built to cycle through ultimates extremely fast. You will need Rowan with +30 Signature Item and also invest into the other heroes to make this setup work.

This team is rock solid but requires long-term invest into Stargazing early in your progress to make it happen. Still, top recommendation!

Izold Cheese

Izold with full furniture can be a beast by stacking up damage output by cycling through his ultimate and skills. Also a team that is relatively fresh in that top list but as effective as the other ones.

afk arena best pve teams izold cheese team

Izold requires his Signature Item +30 and also 9/9 furniture bonus but the other heroes don’t require much (better is good, but not mandatory). Izold will ultimate and kill enemies and the cool thing about this team is that you can swap around placement a lot more versatile than in other team setups I have here. You can also run this without any Stargazing heroes but the investment for Izold is a lot.

Ainz Composition

This team only want to let Ainz deal his ultimate and wreck the enemy team, buffing him up and keeping him alive as long as possible.

afk arena best pve teams ainz comp team

This team is super strong because Ainz will simply burn anything to ashes if you let him do his work, simple as that. The downside is that you will need Ainz and Albedo with +30 Signature item and also at least Ainz 9/9 furniture items (Albedo helps as well but 3/9 is alright with her as well). This team scales forever, is super flexible and ignoring that you need the heroes for it, the best option out there when looking at the brute force of the team.

Burst Composition

Probably the fastest team in this setup that uses heroes that are strong in the first 15-20 seconds and wreck the enemy team already early in the fight, using control later to prevent enemy heroes to effectively get their energy and skills rolling.

afk arena best pve team burst comp

This team will roll over the enemy team like a train on fire, dealing crazy amounts but require some investments. Eironn needs to have his Signature item at +30 and the 3/9 furniture boost. Lyca requires at least +20 on her Signature Item and the 3/9 furniture bonus as well. Better have her furniture at 9/9.

The only teams this composition struggles with are the ones with really tough tanks where it takes long to cut through. If this team can’t deal fatal damage early, it will struggle.

Five Pull

Eironn pulls enemies and Skriath’s 3/9 furniture effect will deal with them with perfect AoE synergy.

afk arena best pve team five pull

You need to invest into Eironn +30 Signature Item and at least unlocking his 3/9 furniture bonus. Skriath, as mentioned, will also need at least 3/9 furniture bonus and maxing his Signature Item as well really helps.

This team is really nice because it’s extremely flexible and never falls off. The only weak spots are enemy teams with huge burst damage and also enemies with heroes like Tasi or Flora that reposition themselves can be squishy to deal with.

Daimon Composition

Daimon will stack his Bloodshields and steal enough stats from the enemey heroes to roll over them. The stronger the enemies, the stronger Daimon will become so useful against any setup.

afk arena best pve teams daimon comp team

Daimon requires to have his Signature Item +20 and 3/9 furniture bonus as well. Still, you want to get his Signature Item +30 bonus for more shield and stack up more shields frequently.

Khazard Wilders

Extremely high crowd control abilities from these heroes will make this team extremely effective.

afk arena best pve teams khazard wilders

The investment here is a little higher and you need Khazard with a +30 Signature Item and at least 3/9 furniture bonus. Tasi should also have at least the +20 Signature Item bonus and 3/9 furniture bonus as well.

This, however, will reward you with a team that can beat extreme level deficits and doesn’t require that many heroes that are harder to get. The amount of crowd control with this team is simply insane and with Saurus you also have a damage dealer that will slive through enemy heroes while they do basically nothing.

Stall Composition

This team relies on many healing and tanking heroes to slowly build up and chip away the enemy team by being super durable. Time might get a problem but there are no other real threats to this team. Still, not a team you would use as F2P.

afk arena best pve teams endgame stall composition

With Talene you should be +30 with her Signature Item and also have the 9/9 furniture bonus along with Flora having at least her +20 Signature Item to run this team properly. Frontline tank should also be fairly high as well as you main DPS hero.

Portal Party

This team will focus on re-grouping the enemy team and get it into a position where Oden can use his ultimate to take their ultimates away and carry. Still, a fresh team so hard to tell how well it will perform in the future.

afk arena best pve teams endgame portal party

The investment for that team is fairly alright, with Pippa and Oden require both their Signature Item to be +20 and their furniture should have the 3/9 bonus. Higher on Oden is an advantage so aim for it. With this team you have a super effective cc team that is a lot cheaper to build than others you find above.

Standard Eironn

Super-classic team. Eironn, Tasi and Rowan use heavy crowd control in the enemy teams and then Safiya and Eironn will chip away the enemy team.

afk arena best pve teams endgame standard eironn

You will need Rowan and Eironn to have both their Signature Item at +30 and Tasi at least +10. With Lyca +20 is also really important, but overall that’s an okay investment, also easy to get the heroes to ascended without any heroes that you need to stargaze for. This team can beat pretty much any composition without having much weak spots and is probably one of the best teams to invest in for the late game.

Standard Daimon

Daimonn will carry this team by buffing himself up through the whole battle while the other heroes have nice synergy.

afk arena best pve teams endgame standard daimon

For this team you need to have Daimon’s Signature Item at +20 and 3/9 furniture bonus as well as Rowan’s +30 Signature Item and 3/9 furniture bonus as well. Good gear also helps a lot on them. In return you will get a team that is able to push through massive level deficits and there are only very few matchups that will get you into trouble (exception is Ferael as energy is crucial with this team).

Teams Until Chapter 30

These teams here are standard teams for the mid-game but won’t really work higher than Chapter 30

Lucius does the shield and Rowan the healing while Fawkes take out one of the enemy heroes and helps breaking through a shield when you face a lineup with another Lucius. Ferael helps keeping the enemy energy level lower and when Shemira uses her ultimate you normally get the enemy team down. Problem with this lineup is that higher Chapter 30 Shemira will just not deal enough damage anymore to get the enemies down.


This lineup here works as well really well with Rosalina getting Belinda to use her ultimate twice for a high burst damage while Fawkes take out one enemy and Lucius keeps a shield on your team and Rowan supports with potions and buffing.

Best PvP Teams

I always update this list based on the recent Legend’s Champion Season by usage and win rate of the teams.

This is currently the most successful PvP team with highest win rate. Also quite alright to build actually with decent amount of “normal heroes” and Ezizh from the Challenger Store. You have plenty of healing from Talene and Rowan and Ezizh + Tasi shut down the enemy team pretty well.

Possible Alternatives here:

  • Switch Talene with Saurus, Athalia or Wu Kong

Super viable team with Talene that can’t die and keeps getting stronger and healing all the time. Orthros can take out several enemies and reduce their haste while using his freezing effect. Athalia can easily snipe out one enemy while Farael does reduce the enemy energy generation and Nara will also snipe another backline here.

Possible Alternatives here:

  • Switch Orthros with Thoran
  • Switch Talene with Wu Kong

Also a team really nasty to deal with and 4 heroes that will stand up really long so Flora can deal a ton of damage in the meantime

Possible Alternatives here:

  • Switch Talene with Tasi

This is an alternative for the meta PvP team relying on Ezizh in combination with the Twins and Rowan to cycle his silencing all the time and shut down the enemy team all the time so they can’t use their ultimates.

Possible Alternatives here:

  • Switch Lucius with Talene
  • Switch Wu Kong with Mehira, Khazard, Fawkes, Rosalina or Tasi

This setup relies on Eironn pulling enemies together into Safiyas burst to take them all out at once while Tasi uses crowd control and Layca buffing everyone. Nemora can be really important for the passive healing and might even get her ultimate healing through. Big bang burst can be really effective in PvP as well.


This is also a hit-and-run team setup for PvP with Eironn dragging enemy heroes together and Lorsan with Lyca buffing a lot on Gwyneth with the connection and raw stat buff so she can take out most of them at once. Zolrath can be really annoying for the enemy when resetting the battle completely unless the enemy team takes him out fast, which is really hard. oftent times they need to fight that setup more than once and fail.

Best Challenger Teams (F2P)

For those of you who are F2P and don’t have a roaster full of Celestial, Hypogean and Dimensional heroes, here are team setups that I highly recommend for Challenger Mode:

This teams works really well with Eironn draggin all enemies together and Tasi putting them asleep. With Rowan you have healing and buffing as well as the haste buff from Lyca to get your ultimates off fast, where Eironn will take down the enemies with his ultimate. Ferael works well in casting shadows that will suppress the enemies’ ultimates

Possible Alternatives here:

  • Switch Safiya with Feral

Another setup you can use for Challenger Tournament to boost your hourly income which is also quite F2P friendly (Talene from Stargazing, Wu Kong from Labyrinth Store and Athalia from Challenger Store) is this one here:

This team setup works nice with insane amount of direct backline damage. You have Nara who will pull her opposite enemy, Athalia going after her opposite enemy while Ferael suppresses the enemy energy generation. Wu Kong will cast multi copies and Talene keeps everyone alive at an insane rate. This is the best F2P setup you can get right now.

Best Faction Tower Setups

The Faction Tower requires you to build and use setups with one faction only, which can be tricky. These setups here worked best for most players and you can use mercenaries well here to get strong heroes that you haven’t ascended much so far.

Lightbearer Tower

This team makes most sense with Lucius as the tank with providing shield, Rowan hitting up healing and the energy boost from his Signature Item. Fawkes takes out one enemy and makes sure to remove enemy buffs and Rosalina and Belinda will do the double-burst damage that normally win the fight when they get through with it.

Mauler Tower

Brutus with his last stance ability is one of your tanks and makes sure to survive and also takes out summoned things with lower hitpoints. Safiya will make sure to get a high burst on the enemy teams and Skreg can make a nice secondary tank with his knockback. For damage you can choose whatever Maulers you have, I personally like Skriath for his sandstorm and Khasos/Vurk for nice damage output from the back

Wilders Tower

Tasi is mandatory for crowd control, otherwise you can get smacked really hard by some setups. Eironn is a nice damage dealer and drags enemies together and you can either take Nemora for healing or Lyca for the buffs. With Wilders you have a little problems getting solid tanks so use the ones you have ascended the most. Seirus and Ulmus are my choices but Grovo can also work.

Graveborn Tower

Thoran and Grezhul should be your tanks in the first line and Shemira will be the hero that deals the damage and needs to get her ultimate off in the Graveborn Tower. Best choice now is using Ferael to reduce enemy energy generation and Nara as she can snipe a backline here.

Best Guild Hunting Teams *UPDATED*

Standard Wrizz Team

There are basically two main setups that people run to get the best scores against Wrizz in end-game.

Meta End-Game Team #1

This is the main team, with Warek and Saurus in the frontline you have Warek interrupting and Saurus dealing massive damage. With the backline heroes you will buff your team so basically Saurus will go berserk. Rosaline is set to follow Saurus to pump up his ultimate. Run this setup at auto battle so the link of Warek works right and it does.

Artifacts: run Warek and Saurus with Chaos Bringer, Raine with Eye, Twins with Call and Rosaline with Blade – more on the artifacts here.

Signature Items & Furniture: You NEED to have Raine at 3/9 furniture bonus to get that 30% damage buff on Wrizz. It will stay until the end of the battle and is absolutely vital for running this setup. If you don’t have it, run the next team below.

Meta End-Game Team #2

Belinda and Saurus are in the frontline and Wrizz will focus on Saurus. The rest of the team will buff, including Belinda with her Blessing that will give Saurus a nice boost.

Artifacts: run Belinda and Lorsan with Eye, Saurus with Chaos Bringer, Twins with Call and Rosaline with Blade – more on the artifacts here.

Signature Items & Furniture: No prerequisites needed as you would with the team above. The more you have the better and having Saurus at SI +30 and furniture 9/9 helps a lot keeping your team and him alive.

Standard Soren Team

Here’s the team that works best on the top lists right now:

You have Saurus in the frontline who will carry dealing the damage and also taking the charm. The rest of the team, Rosaline following Saurus, will buff and keep the damage as much up as possible.

Replacements:

  • Replace Mortas with Lorsan for the link

Artifacts: run Saurus with Chaos Bringer, Rosaline with Blade, Mortas with Tidebearer, Twins with Call and Raine with Eye – more on the artifacts here.

Signature Items & Furniture: You NEED to have Saurus at Signature Item +30 or he won’t stand a chance. Also Raine should have the 3/9 furniture bonus that will make her buff the team damage by 30% until the end of the battle.

Best Twisted Realm Boss Teams

Grotesque Mage *NEW*

There’s only one main team setup that really works for the Grotesque Mage:

You can only use ultimate skill 5 times, so turn auto-ult off and use your 5 ultimates with Saurus! Saurus will deal the main part of the damage while Grezhul will be tank and damage dealer as well. The backline will be with Lyca, Twins and Raine primarily for buffing (and debuffing the boss).

Possible Alternatives here:

  • replace Raine with Rosaline or Daimon
  • replace Lyca with Mortas

Kane

The very best lineup to run here will be this one:

As you know, Kane will kill one enemy after 15 seconds, 40 seconds and 65 seconds. With Talene in your team you should turn auto off and slam her ability to get her killed first. After that, you can turn auto on for the whole team and see a decent damage overall. With your Talene upgraded well enough, you can even get her killed every single time and keep your whole team.

Possible Alternatives here:

  • replace Rowan with Grezhul if ascended well
  • swap twins with any other support hero (no damage dealer!)
  • Talene is mandatory for this build, but can be switched for Wu Kong (Kane will only kill one copy)

Alternative setup if you don’t have Talene:

 

Without Talene you need to have two solid damage dealer in your team as one of them will get killed after 15 seconds into battle. Running Shemira and Belinda works alright here. Turn auto attack off for the first 15 seconds and manually use ultimate on the weaker one (either Shemira or Belinda) to get them killed first.

Possible Alternatives here:

  • swap twins with any other support hero (no damage dealer!)

Demonic Entity

Shemira is vital here and with Rosalina following her the mandatory setup. Rowan will heal some and buff and the twins also do their job. Estrilda as tank is also working well here because she also deals some nice damage and makes the faction buff complete.

The Unhinged

The most powerful team lineup will be:

This is the brute force strategy that simply bypasses the shield of the boss with Saurus and Grezhul dealing a ton of damage. This is simply about damage output and works best right now. Rowan can interrupt abilities.

Possible Alternatives here:

  • You can switch in Baden for Grezhul, the shadows will also stack up really well and protect from the lightning attack
  • Without Saurus run Talene

Ice Shemira

Her strong area of effect damage is really tough and Ezizh as a main key here to have to deny her ability.

The strongest team setup is:

 

Ezizh will suppress Ice Shemiras ability while the Twins can dispell her debuff. Saurus and Grezhul will deal massive damage along with the interruption of Warek you have a great setup to get a nice score against her. Put Ezizh in the backline to avoid him catching her Ice Beam.

Possible Alternatives here:

  • Rowan instead of Warek if you have him ascended well and Warek not
  • Rosalina instead of Grezhul if you don’t have Grezhul well upgraded.

Burning Brute

Thanks to the developers finally did fix Burning Brute, we can start working with a solid team against it.

Here’s the best team lineup to use:

Saurus will be the main damage dealer while Ezizh and Cecilia will lower the damage Burning Brute deals. Also with the whole team being melee and not ranged, they can all get under that dome and deal decent damage.

Possible Alternatives here:

  • Rosalina instead of Cecilia
  • Rowan instead of Warek

Conclusion

So, this is my personal best team builds that I’ve tested for a long time and saw the best results with – I know that most heroes are not that easy to get but if you focus on them they will bring you a lot of joy in the future 🙂

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