If you want to make Respen 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 Respen 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 Respen does in the current meta of all heroes in AFK Arena, please check out my current tier list of all heroes here. Respen’s Signature Item
Respen’s Signature Item should be at +30. Respen Signature Item has buffs that buff itself and makes Respen a lot better. The additional haste for the whole team from his +30 SI is also really great.. 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 Respen’s 9/9 furniture set bonus. Respen’s extra birds won’t change anything in reality unless you get the 9/9 bonus, but the activation requirements are really high so wouldn’t 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
Verdant Longbow is the best artifact to run with Respen in most cases, although you can also consider running Duras Eye or Duras Call as backups, depending on your team setup and what artifact you have available. Engraving
In terms of Engravings, your final goal should be E36.. While both, the E30 and the the E60 skill, will not add any dramatic improvement to him, he will gain attack speed that he’s naturally missing. On paper getting the full is great but for almost all players out there you should keep it reasonable with something like E30+-ish Learn more about my recommended engraving priority here.