If you want to make Fawkes perform at peak performance in AFK Arena, you need to run the right built. While many players think simply maxing out will do the trick (well, not too wrong), there are certain sweetspots with Fawkes that will give a big boost so I have some recommendations below that you will very likely find interesting.
Important! If you want to check how well Fawkes does in the current meta of all heroes in AFK Arena, please check out my current tier list of all heroes here. Fawkes’s Signature Item
Fawkes’s Signature Item should be at +30. Although not the strongest hero in the current meta, his Signature Item adds some nice benefits so if you use him frequently it’s a good idea to also invest into his Signature Item.. If you want to learn more about my recommended priority how you should invest into Signature Items in AFK Arena, check out my SI Priority Guide here. Furniture Recommendation
Overall it’s recommended to get Fawkes’s -/9 furniture set bonus. Fawkes 3/9 is absolutely useless in fights and even the 9/9 only makes his ultimate half effective on normal attacks. Not worth investing. If you want to learn more about in what order to unlock your heroes furniture sets, check out my furniture priority guide here. Recommended Artifacts
Shroud of Verdure is the best artifact to run with Fawkes in most cases, although you can also consider running Duras Call or Duras Grace as backups, depending on your team setup and what artifact you have available. Engraving
In terms of Engravings, your final goal should be E30.. The skill and stats from E30 are a game-changer here and absolutely worth getting and you will feel the difference in battle, although I don’t recommend investing more. Learn more about my recommended engraving priority here.