When looking at some hero tier lists for Archero it really makes me mad how bad they deliver the information – it’s simply a list from the most expensive being the best and the then descendingly listing the heroes that are cheaper.
Hands down, there’s a lot you need to know to understand the hero strength, their abilities and what you need to do to get the strongest hero so please don’t just look at the tier list of heroes I have below, also read the information I have here as well!
Strongest Hero In Archero – What You Need To Know!
Individual Hero Stats
Let’s start with the hero stats – when you look around you have the feeling that the stats of the heroes are pretty much the same – but those are the base stats!
When you look at the image of this Level 1 hero, you see the base attack and the max HP this hero has at Level 1. That’s the Level 1 stat and the green numbers in brackets are the stats this very hero gains with every additional level. Those numbers are different and you can level a hero to Level 80 right now.
Individual Hero Abilities
Each hero has an ability, some are really strong while others aren’t. These abilities also come into play and have a random chance to get activated. I have the feeling that most people go by “well, that sounds powerful” but after all it might not be strongest ability because it’s not activated that much.
But it’s right, the more expensive heroes have the stronger abilities.
Here’s my ranking with all heroes:
|Paid Hero – Just overpowered but also really expensive and you need his skin to take full advantage of his power. Has the highest base stats right now and can even be at 0-Star equal to other heroes with Star levels. Disclaimer: you might expect some nerf in the future so only invest into him if paying that real money is something you really want to do.|
|Paid Hero – Amazing base stats, with the highest base attack you will find in Archero. Shingen is really strong. His skill will increase your attack speed when your HP drops and has a high crit multiplier. The only downside, if you really search for one, is that he can be RNG reliable as his crit accumulation has a significant part of his total damage accumulation but that’s no negative thing overall. The only downside… well, you have to invest some money here.|
|Paid Hero – With not only one of the strongest base stats, Lina also has a real powerful special skill that will stack up, especially against bosses and enemies that are alive for a longer time, adding a debuff and dealing damage. She’s the hero you want to invest unless you have any other heroes at the same tier maxed or a lot more upgraded. You will need to collect the shards anyway and that takes time…|
|Paid Hero – Relatively new and also the most expensive hero in Archero to get. She has the strongest base stats and the freezing effect is not only helpful, it also deals a nice bunch of additional damage as well, making her a really versatile hero. When Aquea drops below 35% hitpoints, the damage dealt by her freezing effect doubles so giving her a nice extra damage boost as well. i’d rank her higher but I think the invest required here is so high compared to the other ones that I ranked her here.|
|Paid Hero – Shade is also really powerful, no doubt about it and there were times before newer heroes and the Star Levels have been introduced that she was the one ruler in any Archero Hero Tier List. In her normal form she will deal some nice extra damage with the dark arrow added to her attacks that will (when they get active) add about 30% extra damage plus tick two times for 50% of her normal damage and then explides again for 130% of your base damage. That’s 110% each time you apply that to your attack. In her shadow form you see her getting about 25% increased attack speed and a good amount of extra dodge.|
|F2P Hero – Was released in the Christmas 2021 Update and you can unlock her via shards if you’re at least Level 30. She has pretty nice base stats and a flat special ability that will give her more movement speed and dodge and the chance to fire two ranged projectiles. Yes, it’s ranged so don#t ever use her if you are equipped and attached to a melee weapon! In that case, she’s not that high on the list. I’d place her higher on the list but the strongest weapon in Archero (see here) is not a ranged weapon so you can’t get the extra ranged projectile from her ability with it.|
|F2P Hero -For me the best choice for any F2P player right now. He deals a significant amount of damage and his Star Levels are pretty amazing as well. Shards are coming in pretty frequently. Helix also has a lot of HP and his ability is basically the rage skill that get activated all the time. With the rage ability you only get the extra damage if you fall below 20% HP, with Helix’ fury ability, you will get 1.2% extra damage for every 1% of HP you have lost. So, if you have 75% HP, you will get 30% extra damage on everything. With 25% HP it’s already 90% extra damage. Helix is a damage machine, especially at the points where you start loosing HP and you will lose HP at some point, right?|
|Paid Hero – I’d say similar to Helix but harder to get shards for and also you need to invest some real money here. Top HP and also top attack damage and with every attack, he will add blaze, lightning, dark or poison effect. The description is wrong, he adds that for every attack and the random thing is which one will get added, that’s why many think he’s not that great. Another advantage of Sylvan is that you won’t see these effect skills showing up when you get skills, so you have more options to get better skills as well.|
|Paid Hero – Her base stats are really nice and her skill that will absorb killed enemies and turn them into increased strength is also strong – but there’s one problem with her. You will not get that extra strength unless you collect these shards that are in the room and you need to walk over them. It’s already complicated enough to stay away from enemy damage and having to collect all of them is too complicated. You either will miss them or get extra damage when collecting them and they spawn quite frequently. If the developers fix that and somehow make her get that increase automatically, she will become higher in this tier list for sure.|
|Not really a paid hero or a f2p hero, you need to unlock him via shards and you can only unlock him via shards. Well, his special skill is a guaranteed revive when he dies and depending on the enemy his invincible phase after the resurrection gets longer. But here’s the deal, his special skill is all about getting a second chance and he has a higher HP pool than other heroes but also only deals average damage. So, while other heroes stay alive a lot longer because they kill faster with higher damage, Ryan only has his resurrection. Still, a really solid hero to use but not that strong as you might think in the first place when reading his info screen.|
|F2P Hero -Gugu is available only through shards from the Guild Shop, so he’s also a hero you can get F2P. His mechanics are similar to Ophelia with his summoned owls that buff him but he summons them and you get the buff without “collecting them”. Solid stats but not overwhelming and the fact that he can only run 2 owls make him less versatile than other heroes higher on the list here. A good thing about Gugu is that his shards are quite easy to get if you’re in a decent clan so he can be a hero to consider seriously if you don’t want to spend money on the game.|
|F2P Hero -Even with all the recent changes, Aryana is still a very solid hero to pick. You have to pay 2,500 Gems for her, yes, but you can save them up within 2 weeks easily and get her without spending any money at all. She will add some extra damage ticks to each attack, she will lower the attack frequency of her enemies she’s attacking and she does create portals randomly that can get you out of bad situations when you have a tough boss fight or a lot of melee mobs around you that you can’t deal with. If you don’t have her, get her. Also, her +10% dodge at Level 80 is crazy and at she adds +4% attack for all heroes at Level 60. If her base stats would be higher I’d even place her in a higher position.|
|F2P Hero -Yes, Meowgik was better before the introduction of the Star Levels but somehow has been fallen behind. Still a solid hero to play in Archero, though. Meowgik also has pretty solid base stats when it comes to HP and attack and his special ability launches something that you can call “cat missiles”. Those will come every 3rd or 4th attack and follow the target, even if the target goes underground and deal massive damage that is higher than a regular hit (that depends on your weapon and seems to be based on attack speed and base attack damage). Let’s just say they make a remarkable impact. With their following ability when the target moves and the ability to even hit them underground, this is not squishy at all.|
|Paid Hero – Rolla has very solid HP and exceptional base attack and her ability adds a Freeze Arrow to your attacks that have the chance to freeze the enemy for a short time and deal some extra damage. Overall a solid hero option to use but her overall damage is lower than Meowgik or Helix and she doesn’t have the special abilities that the other top heroes have.|
|F2P Hero – I know that many people wouldn’t prefer her … but overall I see her vines as effective as Meowgik’s cats. The problem is that this is not enough anymore to really get much out so don’t place her too high on your priority list.|
|F2P Hero – Taramis has also solid base stats when it comes to HP and attack damage and his ability will add a lightning arrow to his normal attacks that do happen quite often. Normally, it will add 30% extra damage but it will also hit enemies around the target so it can also boost up to some nice splash damage, especially if paired with a skill like Ricochet. Overall, this is not enough to beat the heroes above him in my opinion because they have more damage output (unless you deal with a large swarm) or use freeze like Rolla that has more benefits than “just” dealing damage.|
|F2P Hero – Onir has very nice base stats, but his ability is kind of a bummer. The holy effect added to his attacks, if it gets activated, will only hit left and right from the enemy and most of the time there’s no enemy so it will be just a small additional damage of about 20% of the attack itself. I don’t say it’s a bad her, but for real money and just solid base stats you can get better heroes. Many people aren’t using Onir anymore but as easy as it is to pick up shards it’s an option you should consider especially when you’re earlier in the game.|
|F2P Hero – Phoren has pretty low-average base stats when it comes to HP and base attack damage and his ability will add a burn effect to the enemies that deal 15% damage with each tick and get re-applied with every following attack. You can take it as a 15% damage boost but only for bosses because normally other mobs will die too fast to get enough burn ticks to make it worth the while. For that reason, paired with the lower HP and overall damage, Phoren is clearly below Rolla and Taranis but you can get him for Coins.|
|Bonnie has solid base attack and really good HP base stats and her stronger version of the Shadow Clone skill is also pretty nice, especially when you deal with rooms where you have multiple waves. Her clones will spawn quite often and last for almost 10 seconds and deal 100% of her base damage. This sounds very impressive on paper so why is she so low on the list? Well, I asked that myself why she wasn’t slicing through the rooms with that many clones… the reason is that her clones will only deal her base attack damage, no equipment added, no skills added. This will become a lot less damage than you would expect when you’re in a later room where you need that additional stats to make an impact.|
|F2P Hero – Urasil has the second-worst base stats when it comes to HP and attack and his ability will add poison to his attacks that deals 40% EQUIPMENT damage per second. That is not much and paired with his low base stats, Urasil is only a hero that you level up for getting the additional hero stats. He’s free and the second hero you get, I think expecting more than that would be nothing else than dreaming.|
|F2P Hero – Well, I don’t think it comes as a surprise that Atreus is the weakest hero. He has the lowest base stats and no ability at all. Still, upgrading him will get you some bonus for your other heroes that you don’t want to neglect and you probably already leveled him up as you started out using him. Although shards are quite cheap for him I wouldn’t recommend investing anything into him at all except leveling for the all heroes boost.|
Forget The 1-Hero-Strategy
Now here comes the deal, to get the most powerful hero, you have to get them all and all max them out…
As you can see, when you upgrade any hero to Level 20 and Level 60, there’s a buff that all your other heroes get as well. In this case every hero get +2% chance to do a critical strike.
This means, theoretically, you also need the lower tier heroes and max them out to get the buffs for the stronger heroes.
Of course, it’s pretty much impossible to do that but it comes into play as well. Just throwing the money in for the strongest hero is less powerful than getting a “less stronger” (on the paper) hero and have all other heroes maxed that will give these extra buffs 🙂
Recommended Hero Upgrade Path (Important!!!!)
The best strategy on leveling heroes to also unlock the best perks is this one here:
Please use (YOUR HERO) as your desired hero
- Get (YOUR HERO) and get him to Level 40
- Get Rolla and get her to Level 20 +60 Attack For Every Hero
- Now take (YOUR HERO) to Level 45 (you should have that Player Level by now)
- Get Onir and get him to Level 20 +200 HP For Every Hero
- Get Urasil and get him to Level 20 +Attack +40 For Every Hero
- Get Taranis and take him to Level 20 +2% Crit Chance For Every Hero
- Get Phoren and take him to Level 20 +2% Crit Chance For Every Hero
- Now level (YOUR HERO) to Level 60 (you should be Player Level 60 by now)
- Take Artheus and make him Level 20 +100 HP For Every Hero
- Take (YOUR HERO) to Level 80
- Take Onir to Level 60 +20% Healing From Red Hearts For Every Hero
- Take Rolla to Level 60 +5% Attack For All Heroes
- Take Taranis to Level 60 +50% Crit Damage for Every Hero
- Take Artheus to Level 60 +4% HP For Every Hero
- Take Urasil to Level 60 +6% HP For Every Hero
- Take Phoren to Level 60 2% Crit Chance For Every Hero
With all this in mind, we can now take a look at my tier list for heroes in Archero and why I ranked them that way.