New heroes are quite frequently introduced in AFK Arena and of course you guys want to know what heroes are coming up next to help planning with fodders so I decided to make this list here that I frequently update with the latest sneak peeks and leaks that are out there.
New Wilder Hero – Miska (October 2021)
A new Wilder here is coming in the next update and here’s some leaks from Chinese servers:
In free form the skills and abilities are turning her into a bear and jumping in the area with the most number of enemies and deal AoE damage, stun and knockback all of them. A tank with crowd control actually when minding she’s a tank class strength hero. She also debuffs enemies and has immunity to crowd control for a few seconds after her ultimate.
Mishka’s abilities let her summon two wolfs that leave bite marks that increase Mishka’s damage and also debuff enemies. Mishka also has a shield and can heal herself so overall she looks like a pretty nice package, especially when looking at the fact that Wilders could use a tank for sure.
I’m really looking forward to test her on the test servers…
New Dimensional Hero – Leonardo da Vinci (October 2021)
A new dimensional hero is about to land and it’s the worlds most recognized painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci:
I’ve tested him on the test servers and he’s really a crowd control lunatic. Basically he will spray paint at heroes by RNG and debuff their tenacity and dodge. When he then uses his ultimate skill, those covered targets will get paralyzed for 8 seconds. He also has a mechanic to evade when he’s getting attacked directly for more than 10% of his health and has an AoE damage. Overall useful, for sure, but he’s missing some really strong thing to make him a top hero. I will test him more so next week you will see where he will be in the hero tier list.
New Mauler Hero – Granit (September 2021)
The Mauler faction gets a new tank and, first of all, you have to love the way how cool it looks:
Looking at his skills he is really what a real tank is all about, with a ton of interrupting skills that will help to silence enemies effectively, especially with the Signature Item that will give this ability to surviving heroes if Granit should die in a battle. Also that you can reach enemies behind the front line in a standard formation is useful.
The important question that I wasn’t able to answer completely when testing Granit on the test servers was how good he actually can survive. In the lower levels he was surviving fine but I have a feeling that he might fall off Chapter 30+, but we will find that out soon when he will arrive on the live servers next week.
New Hypogean Hero – Zikis (August 2021)
After Morrow turned out to be a “re-clothed” Lightbearer, we have a real hypo hero coming up with the next patch. He’s called Zikis and has some interesting skills and abilities:
Without knowing exact stats it’s hard to tell but this sounds like a full-blown damage dealing hero for hypo without much additional cc. Zikis has some abilities like the knockback and teleport to keep himself alive but pretty much all abilities work towards stacking the Lethargy Eye that will increase damage. Especially the “Languid Eye” ability with the percentage damage of the enemy’s my health seems to be really helpful towards end-game where the level deficits get higher.
New Lightbearer Hero – Morrow (August 2021)
A new Lightbearer hero is coming with the next update. Yes, there was some confusion about him being Lightbearer or Hypogean as his arts looks a lot like Hypo and not LB, but the test servers confirmed that he is indeed a Lightbearer:
With Hodgkin we already got a strong hero in the last update but Morrows seems to be the one strong hero Lightbearers have been missing for so long.
He is insane, he really is. He deals good damage (also percentage damage what makes him stronger when the level cap gets higher towards end-game) and his cc abilities to silence, charm and control enemies is just crazy and he can prevent them from using the ultimate skill a lot.
With the right team that will protect Morrow (he has nothing to sustain), he can actually be a hero that I see quite higher in the tier list.
New Graveborn Hero – Hodgkin (August 2021)
A new Graveborn hero is upcoming and holy moly is he going to be crazy:
I really love everything there is about him. He’s a tank hero that will deal AoE damage and most importantly AoE debuff enemies so you will find a good use for him in the Graveborn faction along with Izold.
Not only all of his skills line up very well, also his Signature Item which will straight heal him for putting his debuff on enemies and his furniture making his debuffs last until Hodgkin will die. Really looking forward to try this guy out and I predict him to be going to A-Tier in the tier list…
New Celestial Hero – Titus (July 2021)
A new celestial hero is coming and his name is Titus:
Titus sounds pretty interesting although many descriptions are quite vague to actually guess his real power. Overall, it looks like a solid tank for the celestial faction with his active and passive state, it wouldn’t make much sense to see him in the backline.
I can’t wait to try him out on the test server tomorrow and update you with my experiences.
New Mauler Hero – Thali (July 2021)
A new Mauler hero is coming in the next update and it’s Thali, the Maniacal Mage. There’s not much info available at this point despite a leaked image:
From the name we can expect her to be a mage class hero and my assumption from the leaked image is that she will very likely be a damage dealer rather than a support class or healing class hero.
We will know more when the update hits the test servers later tomorrow, I will keep you updated.
New Dimensional Hero – Merlin (June 2021)
Another new hero is coming with the next update next week and it’s a dimensional hero called Merlin. I really like the artwork of him and looking at his abilities he has the potential to become an insane hero:
His ultimate is insane and can protect the whole team from high burst damage heroes and control effects and can’t be dispelled and his passive skills are not only healing and protecting, he will also get one revive per battle when he dies. Also his furniture and Signature Item are in place but with the furniture bonus it’ll be interesting to see the final percentages and durations to really evaluate. I’ve the feeling that we have one really strong meta hero incoming here.
New Lightbearer Hero – Walker (June 2021)
A new Lightbearer hero is coming and his name is Walker (well, I guess you see the parallels to Chuck Norris):
I honestly don’t know what I should think about Walker. The descriptions are really vague and if he will deal massive damage, he can become a viable hero. I personally don’t have the feeling that this will be the case from playing around with him for some time on the test server. His Gunslinger can be useful to snipe down enemies at low health but can also be squishy and there’s not much abilities that will keep him alive… But we will see how he will do in the next days/weeks.
New Hypogean Hero – Leofric (May 2021)
Here’s Leofric, the hero that was teased a few days ago and it is, as I predicted, a Hypogean hero that looks really cool with his dog:
Looking at the skills he looks like a pretty beast support Hypogean hero that brings a lot of viable things to your team. His ultimate will cast statue that will, when not destroyed, deal damage to the enemy in front of it or, when destroyed before the timer ends, will add a attacking debuff to the enemy in front of it that will be permanent. He also adds AoE damage that will debuff enemy attack and energy generation as well as take energy from them. He can also terrify all enemies in front of him and become immune and heal the most-injured ally. A lot is going on there and I’m really excited to see how he’s working in real battles!
I also find his Signature Item and furniture ability in line with Leofric’s abilities so I predict him a to be working well in the tier list.
New Graveborn Hero – Desira (May 2021)
We just got 2 new heroes and another one is coming right after – and it’s Desira, a new Graveborn hero:
Reading her skills, Desira is going to be a really strong and helpful hero. She has AoE healing with her ultimate skill that also adds the recording feature so a hero that looses health fast after the heal can get health restored again. Also, she deals AoE damage with a debuff for the enemies in front of her and she has a shield that is completely neglecting any damage for the most-injured hero as well.
If she has decent stats on her abilities, I think she can become one of the most powerful Graveborn heroes.
New Dimensional Hero – Prince of Persia (May 2021)
The next new hero will be a dimensional one that some of you already know – it’s the Prince of Persia, a really cool hero in my opinion
He sounds a lot like a hero that is there to deal damage, stun enemies and can be tough to kill with his abilities as well when he can revert. Final stats are not out and it’s always hard to predict how he will prove himself on the battlefield but I think this will be quite a useful hero to get.
New Celestial Hero – Morael (April 2021)
The new hero is an intelligence mage class hero and the skills are pretty wild. She works around her star core, which is basically the whole enemy side area and all heroes staying in there will get dealed damage:
I also like her looks, she is designed pretty nicely and I really do like it:
New Wilder/Lightbearer Heroes – Raku & Peggy (March 2021)
2 new heroes are coming in Patch 1.60. They will be available on the test server tomorrow and I will share all insights here as soon as possible!
Peggy is a support hero with the guards that she summons. The guards seem to be quite sustainable and versatile and also guard her well. The knockdown and charge of the guards seems to be really powerful but we need to see more in-game action to get a good idea how powerful she will be.
Raku seems to be a pretty direct damage dealing hero that also can, with his SIgnature Item, inflict enemy haste. His abilities to target specific enemies is very interesting and has the potential to be really helpful in Wilder teams.
New Lightbearer Hero – Eluard (February 2021)
It’s super long since we saw a new Lightbearer hero in AFK Arena and with the upcoming 1.58 Update (more info here) we will see one.
He’s a mage class (not support class) intelligence hero and he’s all about shielding. Yes, shields are something that he does with almost all skills and abilities and the interesting part is that he can put the enemy furthest into the enemy team into immunity. This will bring some dynamic into a lot of team compositions, especially those using heroes like Lucretia, Athalia, Cecilia, Thane and all heroes that like to get into the back of the enemy team.
New Wilder Hero – Respen (February 2021)
A new hero is coming with the 1.57 Update (more info here).
Right now we only know the name and how it will look like, but as soon as he will become available on the test servers (in a few hours), I’ll be happy to give you more info here.
Respen will be a pretty strong her looking at his skills. His ultimate has a decent damage multiplier and also has a stun to take the enemy with the highest attack rating.
Here are all his skills:
New Mauler Hero – Kren (February 2021)
A new Mauler faction hero is coming to AFK Arena and you will really like him as he will bring several cool things to your mauler formation:
The bombs need quite some knockback to get triggered, so you need to combine him with a hero that will do some knockbacks, especially Skreg will work fine. The damage you can get from that synergy is quite nice. His other critical buff for your main tank allied is really strong and with that AoE output you will really see a nice improvement in faction tower.
New Hypogean Hero – Alna (December 2020)
A new celestial hero is incoming with Alna, the Frozen Mother. She’s an ability warrior class hero and her skills are really interesting with a haste debuff, AoE damage and also burst damage she looks like becoming a savage damage dealer and control hero as well by taking so much haste from the enemy team. Also, she looks really cool.
Here’s what she’s going to look like in-game:
New Hypogean Hero – Mortas (November 2020)
A real Hypogean support hero is coming with Mortas and the skills look really interesting. Mortas primarily will buff the hero with the highest attack rating even more and starts eating enemy health and shield (and also adds that ability to the hero with the highest attack rating). In addition he can heal allies that are injured most and also steal healing from the enemy that regenerated the most health.
This all sounds pretty insane on paper, I admit. I’m really hyped to see how Mortas will work inside tha game but I think he will be one of the craziest heroes when he gets released in December with the 1.52 update.
Here’s also how he will look like in-game as well as his Signature Item and Furniture Bonus:
New Graveborn Hero – Silas (November 2020)
Raise your hands, we finally get the first real support hero for the Graveborn faction, Silas. His theme is pretty related to Izold and his ultimate will buff allies and give them immunity for a certain period. He also has a direct healing for the weakest ally as well as an AoE healing effect that heals everyone.
I really like the skills and think this will be really useful for Faction Tower and I can’t wait to test Silas on the test server.
New Wilder Hero – Pippa (November 2020)
In the patch notes for version 1.50 of the game there’s a new hero mentioned, called Pippa (The Muddled Magician). There’s also an image been leaked form the game files a few days ago that I’m pretty sure is showing how Pippa will look like:
Unfortunately there’s not much known about Pippa (but from the name you can be sure it will be a caster hero) so I hope I can tell you more soon.
Here are the skills and Signature Item stats:
Pippa will randomly imitate either Nemora, Arden or Tasi’s ultimate, so this can be really interesting. Also, Pippa will prioritize either Nemora’s, Arden’s or Tasi’s ultimate if these heroes are within the same formation. You can basically use Pippa with Tasi do get double ultimate effect which is really sick. Other than that some nice control and damage dealing abilities as well, I think Pippa can be a really strong hero for the Wilder faction!
New Dimensional Heroes – Ainz & Albedo (October 2020)
With Ezio from Assassins Creed we got a new Dimensional Hero not that long ago and we’re facing two new dimensional heroes in the coming AFK Arena Update, very likely version 1.49 in the coming week.
Like Ezio it will be possible to use them for trial first and also exchange them for currency inside the game, hopefully without a cap like last time so we can use the currency that we like.
Ainz Ooal Gown
A full blown damage dealer in the mage class in the Elder Tree with silencing and AoE damage. I find the Magic Caster ability really interesting where he will shift through different ability stages. Hopefully this will not make him squishy and a lot rng dependant, but everything sounds quite strong here.
She’s a really nice tank, also in the tank class in the Elder Tree with powerful abilities that deal AoE damage as well as giving her a shield. I see her really protecting the backline heroes as well and with her shield she will become quite durable. Her crit debuff sounds really interesting but it’s hard to say how much it is (although it can’t be stacked). She’s a really interesting hero, especially as dimensional hero that you don’t need to ascend all the way with the link.
New Celopogean Heroes – Zaphrael & Lucretia (October 2020)
A new Celestial and Hypogean faction hero is coming in the next update of AFK Arena, Lucretia and Zaphrael.
Good news first, you will be able to pick one epic copy of either Zaphrael or Lucretia after the update, but I highly recommend you to wait for some time to see which one is better.
A classic caster hero when looking at his skills that seems to be quite mobile on the battlefield by changing his positions with his ultimate and abilities as well. His main objective seems to be dealing damage and we will find out if the damage is so over the top that he will become meta or not. I really miss some more benefits from him next to deal damage seems to be shielding here and there to stay alive.
She is a pure assassin with some nice debuffs as well, looks like you can also use her to deal with the enemy hero that deals most damage with the pitfal of Zaphrael being her focus when he’s on the enemy team. I’m really looking forward to see how her skulls work in the dynamics of a real battle, but to me she looks more powerful than Zaphrael.
New Graveborn Hero – Theowyn (August 2020)
We’ve been asking for a true support hero for the Graveborn faction for ages, right? Well, Theowyn is the next new hero in AFK Arena so let’s have a look at her abilities:
Well, the call for a real support hero doesn’t seem to come true again. She seems to be pretty well looking after herself and dealing good amount of damage as well with good survivability features. I really would like to see how she performs in a real battle but to me this all doesn’t look that stunning that she will be able to synergize well with a full Graveborn team in the Faction Tower.
New Mauler Hero – Drez (August 2020)
Drez is the Mauler hero that we’ve all been waiting for… not. Yes, if you have waited for a good support hero for Mauler faction you will not like Drez.
Drez is a pure damage dealer that primarily reduces the defense of the enemy he’s attacking while he has the ability to leave the battlefield when the action becomes too hot for him. I really have to say that I’m disappointed here, but let’s see how he performs in the game meta 🙁
New Graveborn Hero – Daimon (July 2020)
New Celestial Hero – Flora (June 2020)
A new celestial hero is coming to AFK Arena and Flora looks very much like a hero that can be nasty to deal with as she can get herself in the air and will be there immune to anything until all allies dies while dealing AoE damage. She will be the last hero of her team and although this sounds powerful, I doubt that her damage will be that high that she will become meta as this would simply make her break the whole meta.