Best Build for Tarnos in AFK Arena (Artifacts, Furniture, Signature Item, Emblems)

afk arena best tarnos build

If you want to make Tarnos 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 Tarnos 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 Tarnos does in the current meta of all heroes in AFK Arena, please check out my current tier list of all heroes here.

Tarnos’s Signature Item

Tarnos’s Signature Item should be at +30. The problem with Tarnos kit is not that this Signature Item is not working well with it, it does. But when the level deficits get bigger, he will simply die so fast there’s no difference if he has it or not and just for the stages where the level deficit is low, well, it’s a hefty invest…. 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 Tarnos’s -/9 furniture set bonus. Tarnos furniture perks work and make him more sustain but his overall mechanics make him good as long as level deficits won’t get too high – but that’s where you need the furniture actually and he will die before he can make use of it. So nothing I can recommend right now for normal players – but as he is a whalte PvP hero you should invest completely all-inn if you do competitive PvP 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

Carnage is the best artifact to run with Tarnos in most cases, although you can also consider running Duras Blade or Pauldrons of Burning Fury as backups, depending on your team setup and what artifact you have available.


In terms of Engravings, your final goal should be E60. (but you can also get the first sweet spot at E30). As he is a whale PvP hero and nothing else, you will need to get all the additional stats from engravings to make him competibale (and that’s the only reason why yu should invest in him after all) Learn more about my recommended engraving priority here.

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