If you want to make Saurus 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 Saurus 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 Saurus does in the current meta of all heroes in AFK Arena, please check out my current tier list of all heroes here. Saurus’s Signature Item
Saurus’s Signature Item should be at +30. Saurus Signature Item makes him so powerful with adding healing when fully stacked for himself and when maxed out at +30 even for the full team. You will turn Saurus into a beast against boss fights who starts also healing your team as well as insane damage in the right team.. 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 Saurus’s 9/9 furniture set bonus. Saurus damage mitigation is nice and a tough spot. i’d recommend it for running Saurus in Guild Hunt but for normal team setups more an optional thing. 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
Chaosbringer is the best artifact to run with Saurus in most cases, although you can also consider running Duras Blade or Duras Eye as backups, depending on your team setup and what artifact you have available. Engraving
In terms of Engravings, your final goal should be E33. (but you can also get the first sweet spot at E13). While the imrpoved abilities are nice but nothing that will boost super crazy, stay reasonable with the engravings, espcially as Saurus is not THAT top-noth damage dealer for bosses anymore. I think, depending where you are in the game, E13 is nice for some extra points as you will replace him later. If you don#t have any of the newer meta heroes for boss setups, you might want to think about some higher engraving here, but don#t go much past E30. Learn more about my recommended engraving priority here.