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The Best Heroes in AFK Arena Tier List – V. 140 (with Draconis Faction) May 2024

I wanted to write a full tier list for AFK Arena for a reason – most lists I saw either used old data and didn’t really include the latest balancing changes or they simply listed some heroes.

For me, a tier list also includes some explanation of why a hero is S+ or why another hero isn’t. This is why I wanted to make a full list for the heroes that you should go after and that you want to have and ascend/level up in AFK Arena. Still, I also have several heroes in there that are worth using in mid-game and extremely helpful so having them is not a waste of time.

Overall Hero Tier List in AFK Arena

Here are heroes that perform well in all game modes and that you should always aim for and ascend and level up. Please mind that this list assumes the same ascension level for the heroes so you will see Hypogeans and Celestial heroes quite high although they are really hard to ascend.

Super IMPORTANT Info! Please read!

This tier list prioritizes for the end-game without short-term meta. If you want to decide what hero you want to build next you can compare them below. The problem with many tier lists is that they rank heroes that counter a strong hero will become ranked super high – this means a hero in S Tier can easily become B Tier after one balancing update or new hero release. This doesn’t happen in AFK Arena frequently, though, and you rather see a hero drop slowly. Good example is Talene that was top-notch tier in 2019 and mid-2020 and now is just average.

In my list, I want to give you the look for the endgame and what heroes will help you there so a hero performance in early or mid-game is not included in the ranking (although you find that ranking for early/mid game in the table). Neither the early nor the mid-game in AFK Arena is the place where people get stuck, it’s the endgame when players simply don’t have built the heroes they need. Also, building heroes that are good in mid game often become useless or almost useless in end game so you have invested resources into a hero that will get you stuck.

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NEW FACTION! I added the new faction heroes from the new Draconis Faction and right now I recommend everyone to simply collect the copies without building them heavily as they don’t work superior in game modes that we had so far and I think it is time to wait to see which ones will become meta for upcoming modes. But this is just my recommendation that is not founded on anything not public right now, so please take it with the appropriate grain of salt.

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liberta
Liberta
S+
Basically great in all modes. Damage dealer, healer, energy buffer..
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
S+
daemia
Daemia
S+
One of the best buffers in the game and works great in pretty much all game modes.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
S+
palmer
Palmer
S+
Best supporter in the game in my opinion and buffs all damage and can work everywhere great.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
S+
awakened athalia
Awakened Athalia
S+
Quite versatile in many modes and one of the better Awakened heroes in AFK Arena..
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
S+
awakened baden
Awakened Baden
S+
Is a great hero but weak until you get him to E60.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
A+
ivan
Ivan
S+
New buffer for damage and energy and protection debuffer and energy for enemies and has a lot of potential overall.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
S
rosaline
Rosaline
S+
Energy and and damage buffer for your main carry so flexibly scales with whatever heroes work good in all stages.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
S
awakened lyca
Awakened Lyca
S+
More geared towards PvP and some other end-game modes and not the highest Awakened hero to have on the list for most players.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
S+
awakened solise
Awakened Solise
S+
Works everywhere with great healing, buffing and DD..
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
S
jerome
Jerome
S+
Although quite new he is a good buffer and great against all kinds of bosses and has potential in PvP and will not be a huge mistake to start collecting..
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
S+
scarlet
Scarlet
S
Greates damage dealer in AFK Arena among the normal heroes and useful everswhere.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
A+
elijah & lailah (twins)
Elijah & Lailah (Twins)
S
Great support for all bosses and useful in energy cycle teams with Rowan and Ezizh but that requires some investment.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
S+
grezhul
Grezhul
S
Simply amazing and long-term favorite here in the list and useful in campaign and also against bosses.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
A
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
S
mortas
Mortas
A+
Great damage buffer and healer and negates one enemy. .
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
A
awakened shemira
Awakened Shemira
A+
With a word of caution that there might be some smaller adjustments to her ranking she is an amazing tank, buffer and debuffer and amazing in campaign and PM.
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
A+
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
C
lavatune
Lavatune
A+
Amazing support and great for pretty much all bosses..
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
awakened lucius
Awakened Lucius
A+
Practically unkillable tank and great team tank and buffer but more a hero you build for modes like Hunt and PM and endgame and not neccesarrily a hero you build to carry in early stages of the game. Please check the Awakened priority guide!.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
naroko
Naroko
A+
Looks really promising all-around with attack, defense, debuff, control and heal. Bad news, you really have to invest to make the SI +30 work with E60....
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
C
awakened brutus
Awakened Brutus
A+
.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
awakened safiya
Awakened Safiya
A+
Great support that scales your main damage dealer and amazing energy buffer..
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
eugene
Eugene
A+
Works great in all modes and is worth the invest.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
lorsan
Lorsan
A+
Lower Tower and espcially important in campaign in late gameas you can connect 2 enemies that is often a lifesaver.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
B
lucilla
Lucilla
A+
Buffer, debuffer and resurrects multiple times. A little weaker than Liberta but still really strong overall and useful for all game modes..
Campaign:
A
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
S
nevanthi
Nevanthi
A+
Great healer and buffer and enabler for many meta heroes.
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
A
rem
Rem
A+
Great in all game modes if you can invest enough to keep her alive.
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
A+
tamrus
Tamrus
A+
Good control and buffer and useful for campaign tower and much more.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
gavus
Gavus
A+
Please take this rating with a grain of salt for now as I find the benefits of him at this point not obvious but with the experience we have with new heroes I can see him turning into a meta hero in a couple months with other heroes and shifts. It's a risky investment right now though.
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
C
raine
Raine
A+
Buffs the main damage dealer excellently.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
B
silas
Silas
A+
Great healer and useful in many modes.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
A+
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
B
trishea
Trishea
A+
Damage buffer and Defense debuffer and strong n Tower.
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
C
veithael
Veithael
A+
Great buffer and holds the buff through the full battle and is usefull almost everywhere.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
atheus
Atheus
A+
Will become more increasingly important in PM, campaign and Rift with strong debuffing and control in his kit..
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
A
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
awakened belinda
Awakened Belinda
A+
Amazing, great everywhere and should be your priority of all Awakened heroes in AFK Arena..
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
C
eorin
Eorin
A
Strong for Treasure Hunt and in Tower and viable in a lot of sitautions as well..
Campaign:
A
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
estrilda
Estrilda
A
Damage buffer and energy buffer for bosses.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
S
adrian & elyse
Adrian & Elyse
A
Heavy invest needed for the control and debuff kit to work. Really more a very end-game enhancement hero.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
pulina
Pulina
A
Nice damage dealer and similar to Eorin or Crassio with very nice cc, buffs and explosive damage and for sure one of the stronger Dragonic heroes of the ones released now.
Campaign:
B+
Dragonforge:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C+
hodgkin
Hodgkin
A
Damage buffer and debuffer but mainly useful in Abyss late game with a high Engraving..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
B
talene
Talene
A
Used to be THE meta hero when the game was in the first year or two, but now only niche useful.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
B
anasta
Anasta
A
Great tank with shielding for allies and against enemies that use a lot of shielding. Has constant use in Hunting and other late-game modes but you need a heavy Engraving invest at this point..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
A+
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
B
haelus
Haelus
A
Universal support and damage-buffer but requires quite some invest..
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
B
maetria
Maetria
A
Crazy in campaign in late game and amazing in pretty much all modes.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
rowan
Rowan
A
Great energy buffer and can even work in the frontine and useful throughout many stages.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
A
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
A
awakened thane
Awakened Thane
A
Mainly for PvP top prio but otherwise go with the other Awakened heroes..
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
A+
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
daimon
Daimon
A
Great beginner hero along Astar and Scarlet that will carry you far, but towards end-game misses the punch to remain that great..
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
A
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
emilia
Emilia
A
Great for huntin and campaign and also other modes with damage, control and some support and the invest for that is actually alright compared to other heroes..
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
kren
Kren
A
Great damage and control if you don't have Awakened Baden but requires Mortas for for Nightmare Corridor and sometimes useful in campaign..
Campaign:
A
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
A
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
mishka
Mishka
A
Great buffer and tank and great campaign carry.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
oden
Oden
A
Great damage dealer and control and energy debuffer and is usefull at all stages of the game and in most modes, espcially useful in campaign.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
saurus
Saurus
A
Good buffer and great in PvE content to burst, espcially bosses.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
B
antandra
Antandra
A
Good damage and survivability and buffs damage and one of the top heroes in Faction Tower.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
B
ezizh
Ezizh
A
Can block enemy abilities and buffs energy restoration. Useful in pretty much all modes in end-game nowadays.
Campaign:
A
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
A
lady simona
Lady Simona
A
Nice energy control for what she is but only more useful in endgame modes.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
A
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
lucretia
Lucretia
A
Stargazer prio #1, still, as so important for campaign and carry after mid into late game. Sacrifice her allies and then wipe out the enemy team..
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
mehira
Mehira
A
Her control is important in late campaign and tower.
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
kalthin
Kalthin
B+
DAmage dealer, controls and debuffs attack but outside Treasure Hunt not really a hero that needs much attention for most players. The raw kit can work with an elite copy but if you really want to use him the invest is a lot higher (Hunt).
Campaign:
A
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
alna
Alna
B+
Great tank to use invulnerability along one ally in the frontline. Iportant for campaign but that's about it for late game.
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
canisa & ruke
Canisa & Ruke
B+
Good for some bosses and can tank by pulling off enemies and reduce their protection.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
khazard
Khazard
B+
Control prolongue over enemies that even works after his death make him very useful in campaign with Leonardo or Mehira.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
lyca
Lyca
B+
Great speed and energy support and is useful in various modes in late game to scale your main damage dealer.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
A+
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
orthros
Orthros
B+
Has several setups where he works good but not as universal as many believe..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
skriath
Skriath
B+
Great control and debuffer but needs certain teams to work well enough..
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
B
gwyneth (dragonic)
Gwyneth (Dragonic)
B+
Good damage but lacks survivability so keeping her alive will be a chore.
Campaign:
C
Dragonforge:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
S+
Twisted Realm:
C
malkrie
Malkrie
B+
Buffer and damage dealer and potentially important for certain end-game modes but not at this point..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
A
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
awakened ezizh
Awakened Ezizh
B+
So far the weakest Awakened hero in AFK Arena and I can't recommend him at all..
Campaign:
A
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
olgath
Olgath
B+
Great in many modes and can bring a ton of damage to the ultimate.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
raku
Raku
B+
Good damage dealer, espcially in campaign and tower.
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
skreg
Skreg
B+
Good survival and tank but at the end most of the times only relevant for tower.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
bronn
Bronn
B+
Not too special anywhere but useful at occasions in end-game with control, buffing and tanking as well. Against bosses sometimes wonky as fly into bosses but most of the time works alright. Still, no hero to go crazy about.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
A
crassio
Crassio
B+
Great early-game hero but later only potential in hunting and some in Faction Tower..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
S+
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
edwin
Edwin
B+
Damage and energy buffer and is required in some really end-game setups and situations, but not an overall investment for every player..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
A
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
zolrath
Zolrath
B+
Useful in campaign to restart a setup and get a lead..
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
B
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
hildwin
Hildwin
B+
Great for Treasure Hunt and Dragonforge, nothing else. Collect with the release event for the copies but maybe wait a little before pumping the resources to build him.
Campaign:
B
Dragonforge:
S+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
cassius
Cassius
B+
I ranked him a little conservatively as I want to make sure I don't point him out to build and then he is not that great. Overall a nice control debuffer tank that has a lot of survivability if you built him but needs quite some invest for that. I think he is worth it if you think about it but not a hero I would put on top of every priorty list for any player.
Campaign:
B+
Dragonforge:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C+
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
awakened talene
Awakened Talene
B+
Not as great as the other Awakened heroes.
Campaign:
A
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
B
brutus
Brutus
B+
His immortal ability can be used in campaign quite late to overcome burst and pair with Lucretia.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
joan of arc
Joan of Arc
B+
Damage and protection buffer and can be used in a lot of modes.
Campaign:
A
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
A+
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
eironn
Eironn
B+
Great start pull hero with Skriath and carry through campaign with Lucretia but loses it's cause later in the game.
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
queen
QUEEN
B+
Control and damage buffer and useful for all kinds of bosses.
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
S
Twisted Realm:
C
thoran
Thoran
B+
Used to cheese like a god but outside of some campaign uses in mid-gae, he lost relevance.
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
astar
Astar
B
Insane hero in early game with a ton of damage if you get her 9/9 furniture but that will end towards mid-game.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
desira
Desira
B
Solid healer with some control.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
B
ferael
Ferael
B
Good debuffer and slows down enemies energy restoration and can be situationally useful in campaign and tower until the 30s.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
framton
Framton
B
Has some uses in Hunting but overall quite niche.
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
granit
Granit
B
Useful in campaign with Lucretia after his death.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
leonardo da vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
B
Required for pushing campaign and can do everlasting contro along Khazard.
Campaign:
S+
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
nara
Nara
B
Good distraction and hopefull survives burst and can ctonrol - not too reliable in most cases and rather a niche sitaution solver..
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
nemora
Nemora
B
Can be used in campaign to keep your team alive and also useful in Faction Tower.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
pippa
Pippa
B
Can work in campaign really well in vertain setups.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
zaphrael
Zaphrael
B
Burst-Pack center in PvP .
Campaign:
S
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
albedo
Albedo
B
Top pairing with Ainz for carry until mid-late game. More viable long-term as her E60 engraving will make her useful in Abyss and Hunting.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A+
Twisted Realm:
C
baden
Baden
B
Can be useful for bosses, especially earlier in the game.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
A+
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
B
kelthur
Kelthur
B
Can move Torne closer to enemies in campaign but not a hero to invest in heavily.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
warek
Warek
B
Reduces protection on bosses so sometimes useful but not overall.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
A+
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
B
athalia
Athalia
B
Primarily PvP with a lot of invest needed to make her work - outside PvP, only in niche use-cases relevant..
Campaign:
A
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
ginneas
Ginneas
B
Great in tower and as middle tank but overall not really a shining hero..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
izold
Izold
B
Average damage dealer and more an early-mid-game carry situationally.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
mulan
Mulan
B
Great for campaign and hunt.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
tasi
Tasi
B
Lost relevante over the years and is only really useful in Tower nowadays.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
audrae
Audrae
B
Audrae deals crazy amounts of damage but she is slow and rarely finds great uses outside pvP in end-game. Can be used in Tower but the invest is insane..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
belinda
Belinda
B
Actually good early game nuker and boss damage dealer and mid-game Ainz buffer.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
A
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
drez
Drez
B
For Abyss relevant but you can go without him unless you're whaling there..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
hendrik
Hendrik
B
Useful in hunting and campaign but that's about it.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
merlin
Merlin
B
Great for campaign with shield and block control for the whole team.
Campaign:
S
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
morrow
Morrow
B
Only useful in Faction Tower if you need multiple teams to fill them.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
numisu
Numisu
B
Can distract enemy targeting with totems but overall not a hero to have on top of your list..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
safiya
Safiya
B
Can work in early campaign with Lucretia.
Campaign:
A
Tower:
A
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
nyla
Nyla
C+
There are many layers to this hero but long story short, I hardly believe Nyla will be meta relevant. Can control and deal damage and the kit works similar to Astar with the invulnerable state and continous damage. I just don't see anything working to well here and also looking at the invest... I won't recommend too much..
Campaign:
B+
Dragonforge:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
ainz ooal gown
Ainz Ooal Gown
C+
Ainz Ooal Gown is basically the godfather of all carry heroes with his stuns and percentage damage and the further you get in AFK Arena, the more important it gets to have him. Use him in early and mid-game but he becomes less relevant in end-game so don't be too surprised if you see him fall off at some point towards end-game..
Campaign:
A+
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
fawkes
Fawkes
C+
Some uses in campaign and Tower but that's about it with him..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
gorvo
Gorvo
C+
Sometimes useful in Faction Tower.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
treznor
Treznor
C+
Can be useful in Faction Tower but everywhere else can be replaced.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
alaro
Alaro
C+
Usefull energy buff here and there and useful in the Tower, but other than that not a hero you should care about too much..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
A
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
geralt
Geralt
C+
Useful in campaign and tower until a certain point..
Campaign:
S
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
morael
Morael
C+
Importan for some late-end-game modes.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
B
sonja
Sonja
C+
Support-tank and claims to be universal but often is somewhat lackluster.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
tidus
Tidus
C+
Useful in Tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
S
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
vika
Vika
C+
Actually primarily a Faction Tower here. She can work as a replacement for some heroes in some modes but hasn't have her own spot there.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
yennefer
Yennefer
C+
Good damage dealer in Treasure Hunt but that's about ot.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
A
Twisted Realm:
C
cecilia
Cecilia
C+
Mainly useful in tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
flora
Flora
C+
Just really doesn't do it too well with her continuous damage and simply use her as buffer later, well, there's many other heroes who do that better..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
gwyneth
Gwyneth
C+
For multi-stage teams in tower useful but nothing else. Maybe early-game carry with Arthur but there are easier and better options..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
kalene
Kalene
C+
Rare PvP hero for whales but average players won't find many uses for her..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
oku
Oku
C+
Can be useful in Forest Tower .
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
peggy
Peggy
C+
She can fill a gap in Faction Tower but that's about it for her..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
salaki
Salaki
C+
Useful in Tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
tarnos
Tarnos
C+
Mostly a PvP hero.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
thane
Thane
C+
Mostly useful in Faction Tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
thesku
Thesku
C+
Useful in Tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A+
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
anoki
Anoki
C+
Only real use-case is in Tower later in the game.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
arthur
Arthur
C+
Useful tank in mid-game but rarely finds good use-cases in late game..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
eluard
Eluard
C+
Faction Tower, yes, anywhere else, no..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
ezio
Ezio
C+
Can be useful against certain setups but is not that meta relevant..
Campaign:
A
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
fane
Fane
C+
Mainly useful in PvP and situationally in Tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
lucius
Lucius
C+
Early campaign carry to shield your main carry but that's about it..
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
respen
Respen
C+
Sometimes useful in Faction Tower.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
torne
Torne
C+
.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
vurk
Vurk
C+
Sometimes useful in tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
A
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
isabella
Isabella
C
.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
joker
JOKER
C
Has been pretty much replaced everywhere he was good, not a good hero anymore, at all..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
kaz
Kaz
C
Sometimes useful in Faction Tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
melusina
Melusina
C
Not really that useful and can be replaced pretty much everywhere.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
prince of persia
Prince of Persia
C
Has been replaced by newer heroes and is not useful and shouldn't be invested in..
Campaign:
B
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
robin hood
Robin Hood
C
I mean to be honest he is really not good, and that is even a very nice way to say it. Nothing is there so really do yourself a favor and keep your hands off him.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
B
Twisted Realm:
C
satrana
Satrana
C
Sometimes useful in Tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
solise
Solise
C
Useful in Faction Tower with 3 teams but nowhere else really useful.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
theowyn
Theowyn
C
Only useful in multi-stage setups in Faction Tower.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
ukyo
Ukyo
C
.
Campaign:
B
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
wu kong
Wu Kong
C
Can be used to distract enemies in Tower sometimes.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
B
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
khasos
Khasos
C
Has literally no mode he is viable in after the early game.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
leofric
Leofric
C
Not really useful anywhere.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
mezoth
Mezoth
C
Not a single use-case in the entire game.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
nakoruru
Nakoruru
C
There is only one case you need her to remove the shields and kill Eluard in Campaign Chapter 46, that's it.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
oscar
Oscar
C
Not useful anywhere.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
rigby
Rigby
C
Not useful anywhere.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
seirus
Seirus
C
Not useful anywhere.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
shemira
Shemira
C
Amazing early-game carry but not useful anywhere later. I recommend building her and then use an Exchange Chest to swap her for a better hero.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
thali
Thali
C
Not useful at all anywhere.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
titus
Titus
C
Not really relevant for normal players.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
ulmus
Ulmus
C
Not useful anywhere.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
vyloris
Vyloris
C
.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
walker
Walker
C
So bad it hurts.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C
zikis
Zikis
C
Not really useful.
Campaign:
C
Tower:
C
Nightmare Corridor:
C
Cursed Realm:
C
Twisted Realm:
C

Conclusion

I hope this list helps you plan and prioritize your hero upgrades in AFK Arena – if you have questions, feedback or anything else => please drop a comment below and I’ll be happy to reply.


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  1. I completely agree with your assessment of Aurora andSimona being top-tier in this latest update! Their new abilities really make them a force to be reckoned with. Can’t wait to see how the other factions perform in the upcoming months

  2. I knew Parisa had a sleeper build. I remember seeing her do big numbers even though nobody was talking about her.

  3. As of March 2024, this list feels like it portrays a painful misunderstanding of what defines this game’s meta. The harder you look at this list the worse it gets, with heroes like Twins and Lorsan above Emilia, just to name one example, though I’d be here all day if I named them all.
    If new players stumble into this list and take it as hero priority, it’s actively sabotaging their account. These are the types of external website “guides” that the AFK community points to when saying “don’t listen to random websites, it’s always bad advice”. This is inherently misleading and harmful, I hope you’d consider reworking it.

  4. Hello, the list is very different from the last time I checked it. I remember when Awakened baden was the less important of the awakened heroes (except for ezizh and talene of course) and now is in the best tier. Abelinda dropped to A+ and she was S+. I understand that things can change but the descriptions are not updated, even regular baden is up to B from the C he was before. Would you mind to explain what these changes are based on? Also, I notice that there is no longer PVP as valuation, how come?

    1. overall rating is kot the simple addition of individual ratings and unless you are whale maxing out heroes pvp is not that much of a concern. the individual rankings show how heroes do in those game modes and overall is the overall viability what heroes make sense.

      1. I understand, but look at the individual ratings:
        Campaign: S+
        Tower: S+
        Nightmare Corridor: S+
        Cursed Realm: S
        PvP: S+

        So how can overall rating be A+ of there is no A+ at a single individual rating? If you can help me understand please? This I see on many heroes of the new tier list.
        Thank you!

        1. The overall rating is more like a priority takeing all heroes into account. I understand this might confusing but I don’t see the point you’re trying to make. The overall rank is the overall rank taking everything into account and the individual ones only the important modes towards end-game. So changing that one letter in the table won’t make a hero different or not, the priority stays the same, it’s correct the way it is 😉

          1. Yeah No, thats kind of dumb. Thats not how it works. You’re literally just making stuff up and putting random letters there. The Overall Grade should just be removed. Its completely pointless. You give Thoran a C overall but he’s literally an S Tier in the area that 99% of players actually care about. It makes zero sense.

          2. Ok, let’s get some things straight here.
            1) My list is not changing the game, the game works and I put my experience into this list. Disagreement is alright, nobody forces you to follow my list and if you have your opinion set that strong that you feel you know it better be confident and go ahead and pump Thoran with all you got
            2) what gives you the right to call me dumb on my own website? did I disrespect you? did I curse you out? Just because you don’t understand what point I’m making doesn’t make it pointless. Maybe a best life lesson you ever got
            Cheers

      1. Yes, sorry don’t know what happened but made sure they are in the list again. Thanks for letting me know guys!

  5. seeing this list and looking to my recently ascended Lucius, i think i made a lot of mistakes. After reading the comments i had to remove Seirus from my wishlist 🙂

  6. Where is awakened Baden on this list? Also Shemira should be higher because she’s amazing in early game

  7. Is isabella really that bad? I’ve been using her as my main graveborn damage dealer for a while at 5* 60 engraving 9 furniture and 30 signature item. I use her in similar way as ainz and she carries hard for me while being squishy. I’ve found the ult to destroy enemy teams. By the second trigger it’s wiped most teams I encounter up to 38-40 and elsewhere just making it a case of crafting a team that keeps her alive.

  8. Wow, old list was wayyy better. I from what i read it was less pratical to maintain but in term of UX it drastically dropped cause… it’s now hard to use (I even thought the site was broken, at the beginning). Having to click to see each detail (artefact, item etc), come back to the list, then click again for other informations loaded on another page, then coming back… is really unfriendly.

    I would suggest to have all the informations visible at first sight without having to click (whoch is the main problem, imo).

    1. Unfortunately, this guide can no longer be used as a quick reference. I’ve been using this guide for a year and now the majority of important information such as recomended si, engraving, or furniture isn’t listed here anymore. Before, if I needed further explanation onto why an si was recommended, I could view the si guide but now I have to have multiple tabs open just to see all the information for a single hero. Furthermore, the engraving guide only shows a small handfull of heros which seems almost counterproductive for a guide/tier list.

      While I can understand the old format being difficult to update, this new format is very much inferior from a user pov. I think each hero needs a drop down box that lists all the important build information. Alternatively, show the build information by default, and have a drop down box that shows the description. The latter option would also make the page shorter.

      As far as the Eternal Engraving list, please return the other heros to that list. Why drez is on the list but heros like Albedo or Skriath aren’t is very bizarre.

  9. Granit is needed starting from chapter 43 at +30. He works in Lucretia’s pack. He puts marks with this helps Lucretia.

    1. Thanks and sorry for the new format, the old was just a nightmare to maintain and also had a lot of trouble on some devices. I try to improve so if you have ideas what you rather want to see just let me know 🙂

      1. The main issue is it now takes a long time to find a hero on the list, mostly because you have to scroll past the description for each hero. Maybe if you hid each heroes description until clicked that would make it easier to browse the list.

        Again, thanks for the effort you put into this!

    1. Nightmare to maintain and lots of layout problems :/ But I try to improve this one, too so if you have suggestions please let me know 🙂

    1. I also prefer the previous list.

      Also, Ainz seems to have higher ratings vs Lucretia, but he’s ranked 2nd? Is that a mistake, or there’s a reason?

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