If you want to make Hendrik 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 Hendrik 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 Hendrik does in the current meta of all heroes in AFK Arena, please check out my current tier list of all heroes here. Hendrik’s Signature Item
Hendrik’s Signature Item should be at +10. Getting his Signature Item +10 is absolutely worth it, the buff is nice and purple emblems are worth investing in. But don’t do more, the +20 is pretty much useless, and unless you’re swimming in emblems (what you obv. don’t), his +30 far too expensive for the return value.. 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 Hendrik’s -/9 furniture set bonus. Hendrik’s placement and defense buff are okay but overall too niche to really invest here. 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
Waistband of Resilence is the best artifact to run with Hendrik in most cases, although you can also consider running Barricade or Chalice of Vitality 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.