The Best Heroes in AFK Arena (Tier List) – Update 1.102

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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.

Update – added Awakened Baden

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.

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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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S+ Tier

Amazing heroes that are meta-shaping in AFK Arena and a must-have invest for every player and should be on top of your priority list.


S+ Tier

Lucretia is the one hero in AFK Arena sitting on top of the priority list for every player to build and Stargaze. She can cheese teams like crazy and carry you through a lot of chapters beyond Chapter 30 and is also viable in many game modes and you will find her in so many meta team setups right now.

PvE: S+ PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: A

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S+ Tier

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. The reason he’s not in the first spot of this tier list is the fact that he can be a little squishy and it’s possible that some setups are just disabling him.

PvE: S+ PvP: S Boss/Event/etc: S

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S+ Tier

Raku is extremely strong, even stronger than many expected him to be when he was released. The main thing why he shines especially in the late game of AFK Arena is his +30 Signature Item that will deal percentage damage so it scales well with the enemies and you barely find meta teams that go without him.

PvE: S+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: A

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S Tier

Extremely strong heroes that should be high in your priority list to build.


S Tier

Grezhul has been growing in strength (and position in the tier list) steadily and his damage and crowd control earn him this place in the ranking. The cool thing about him is that he doesn’t rely that much on certain other heroes and fits into many setups pretty well. Earlier in the game somewhat squishy and more cheesing but later a beast and you will not regret building him.

PvE: S+ PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: A+

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S Tier

Silas is the healer the Graveborn faction needs. He’s a great hero and investing in him is a sure thing and he’s also useful in Faction Tower and also in late- and end-game a really solid option.

PvE: S PvP: S+ Boss/Event/etc: A

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S Tier

Rowan is overall THE hero to have in AFK Arena and the first hero to get to ascended. He’s just great and offers amazing support and solid healing and can run in 99% of all team setups from early game to end game and all game modes, also as his healing doesn’t rely on triggering any skill, the heroes needing it will take his potions. He’s the hero to prioritize over any other hero early but for the very end-game she falls off a little bit and his investments aren’t as strong compared to what other heroes offer.

PvE: S PvP: S Boss/Event/etc: A

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S Tier

Mishka didn’t make the strongest impression upon release but has proven after some time that she’s able to have some meta team setups that are built around her. She’s viable in the current meta and one of the strongest cc heroes in AFK Arena, especially minding that she’s neither Celestial nor Hypogean, so investing and getting her ascended is a lot easier.

PvE: S PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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A Tier

Overall viable and very good heroes, although not meta-shaping but still have their space in many meta teams and/or shine in certain areas of AFK Arena.


A+ Tier

Thoran is the hero to cheese in so many situations and setups. He’s that hero to go after as F2P as early as possible and once fully equipped with Furniture Set and Signature Item a hero enemies won’t mess with and carry you through a lot of chapters. He’s not on top as cheesing enemies can’t be annoying at some point but still you have him in several meta teams in AFK Arena that are built around him.

PvE: S PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A+ Tier

Kren is one of the surprises and not that much people expected him to be as strong in late-game in AFK Arena as he is. He blasts like crazy and does a lot of control; in some case you just need him in your team and there are also strong meta teams shaped around him. The only downside with him is that you need to fully invest into him to get his control chains running, but that’s worth it in my opinion.

PvE: S+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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A+ Tier

Alna is one of those heroes that you need to have, especially for the end- and late-game of AFK Arena. She’s super versatile and makes your whole team a lot stronger while being super sustainable as well. Still, she’s not running the sho on her own and you need other heroes to get a proper win condition.

PvE: S PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A+ Tier

Mortas is one of the strongest buffer and support heroes that you find in AFK Arena and he also doesn’t require that much investment into Signature Item and his Furniture Set to be a very good option. If you plan on having him high on your Stargazing list you will not make a mistake and there are also a lot of teams for events or Guild Hunt that rely on him.

PvE: A PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: S+

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A+ Tier

Daimon is a super exciting hero and you will find him in a lot of meta endgame setups and he’s one of the top damage output heroes in the game. He’s viable and can stack and snowball over-roll the enemy team really well, especially later in AFK Arena where the level cap gets more and more. An most-invest hero.

PvE: S PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A+ Tier

Awakened Thane is still defining PvP and wrecks pretty much everything in the right setup. His abilities to slash through enemies is just insane, although so expensive as you need to invest heavily in him to make him the machine he is and PvP is more most players not that interesting at that level where you need him, he’s still a force to reckon with. Read more about the recommended priority of Awakened Heroes in AFK Arena here.

PvE: A+ PvP: S+ Boss/Event/etc: A

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A+ Tier

Awakened Brutus is easily the best Mauler hero in AFK Arena so far and gives the Mauler faction a good bonus. Deals massive damage at lower deficits and higher he is still notable as a damage dealer but his disrupting, dodge-ignoring mechanics plus the ability to survive early in the frontline make him a great option. Investing in Awakened Brutus is no mistake, for sure! Read more about the recommended priority of Awakened Heroes in AFK Arena here.

PvE: A+ PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: A

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A+ Tier

Awakened Solise is a force to be reckoned with, does well at high deficits, kills at lower levels, does amazing in Faction Tower and fits in every PvP team as well. She can cheat death twice when fully invested and is an incredible hero and even with one copy useful in so many places, especially in earlier stages. The only downside is the costs of building her, especially as a player who doesn’t spend any or much money on AFK Arena. Read more about the recommended priority of Awakened Heroes in AFK Arena here.

PvE: A+ PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: A

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A+ Tier

Audrae deals crazy amounts of damage and is viable  in campaign, bosses and also in pull teams in PvP. She has the right buffs and debuffs, good dodge and in the right team, she will make her way into the meta in the future.

PvE: A+ PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: A

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A+ Tier

Haelus is a buffer all the way. He will give your heroes a good bunch of survivability and also debuffs enemies here and there, especially with a full Signature bonus. The problem is, that is it. No attack buffs that make his team go through the roof or damage that makes THE significant difference. Still, many team setups rely on him and he will become more useful later when you have to run multiple teams for battles.

PvE: S PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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A+ Tier

Oden is a really versatile hero when you come closer to end-game in AFK Arena and for that reason he’s ranked quite high in the tier list. He’s a solid part of several meta end-game teams and a good investment long-term.

PvE: S PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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A+ Tier

Scarlet is like a Lightbearer Shemira and when she starts snowballing and has all of her HP-dependent damage into place, she’s a cool hero to run and also a viable option for the end-game as long as you’re able to group enemies. She can heal, debuff, deal AoE damage and keeps rolling her ultimate like crazy. She’s a little slow for PvP, though but worth the invest for sure.

PvE: S PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: A

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A Tier

Pippa is not only really cool and fun to watch, she’s also really strong if you invest some resources into her furniture and Signature Item and then run her with the right heroes. For me a hero that is for a reason in the upper part of the tier list and also a hero you should invest in and can fill in the gap in several team compositions quite well.

PvE: A PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A Tier

Ranking Albedo is not that easy here in the list. She is the partner in crime for Ainz and they almost always run together. Don’t get me wrong, Albedo is a very good hero but also depending on Ainz’ position in the meta a lot; if you’re not running Ainz or Ainz is not that effective against a certain setup, Albedo is also getting a lot less effective so it was a little hard ranking her all by herself. Still, with Ainz being as strong as he is, she is also important in the meta.

PvE: A+ PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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A Tier

Ferael is an amazing crowd control hero in AFK Arena  that works so well in many situations when you have invested in his Signature Item and furniture and he can shut down enemy heroes by making his shadows eat and neglect their energy production. That is absolutely useful in a lot of situations and also in PvP and the further you get towards end-game, the more important to deal with certain setups.

PvE: A+ PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: C

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A Tier

Awakened Baden is great against healers and teams that sustain but struggles at the very high level deficits compared to Awakened Solise, Awakened Brutus and Awakened Thane so I ranked him a little lower here on the lost. Still a great hero, but considering the other two and what effort it is to build him it’s just better to rank him a little lower. Read more about the recommended priority of Awakened Heroes in AFK Arena here.

PvE: A PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A Tier

Leonardo da Vinci s basically a dimensional Tasi but more RNG. He can do decent damage with his cannon and also has good cc and the evading can get him out of messy situations but a bad stun or wrong enemy paint mark can mess up your whole battle.

PvE: A+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: C

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A Tier

Rosaline is basically a powerbank for another hero. Set her to follow the hero that wrecks and that hero will basically run his ultimate twice as much as Rosaline will fill the other hero’s energy with her energy when she ults. Also buffs. Good investment and there are multiple occasions you can use her although she is not meta end-game she will become a valuable addition in your hero roaster in AFK Arena.

PvE: A PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: A

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A Tier

Lyca is a hero you should invest in already early in the game. Her buffs make her a really useful enabler for so many team setups that you will frequently be using her through every stage in AFK Arena.

PvE: A PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: A

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A Tier

Prince of Persia has been really hyped up with the release and is a really nice hero to use. Still, when directly comparing to a hero that works pretty similar – Ezio – Prince of Persia is a little more trivial and lacks some viability.

PvE: A PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: A

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A Tier

Skriath is one of the Mauler faction heroes that you should invest in long-term and a great enabler. He’s squishy earlier in the game and also in mid-game not that crazy but the more you invest in him, the better he gets and he’s a really useful hero to have in late game and made his way into some meta compositions.

PvE: A+ PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A Tier

Raine has been the hero many people used as fodder and flagged as ‘useless’ until the meta and some balancing changes brought her up the list steadily. She’s not the crazy “must-have” hero but a viable and solid option to have and can boost your team by a lot through buffing. Of all Lightbearer heroes in AFK Arena, she’s still one of those heroes worth it in the endgame to have.

PvE: A+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A- Tier

Morael is right now a hero that can technically carry but not on the same level as the main carry heroes, still an interesting one. She can be squishy at times and should not be that high on your list of heroes to invest in and I’m really divided if I should not even put her on top of the B Tier instead.

PvE: B PvP: S Boss/Event/etc: S

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A- Tier

Nevanthi is on the way bringing summoners more into the meta and while it’s hard to tell how that will work out I rank her here conservatively, but there are chances she becomes even more important as kind-of a mini Awakened Solise, viable with summoners.

PvE: A PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A Tier

Kelthur is no hero that you should consider much earlier but he will become one of the great enabler heroes later in the game. He has his niche role in some occasions and for his role are also other heroes in this tier list that will fit that a lot better. Also, the investment is a lot for him to actually be somewhat alright so a hero to consider later in your career but one to have on the list.

PvE: A+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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A- Tier

Khazard is still a strong hero in AFK Arena, although falling off slowly as newer heroes run the show more.

PvE: A PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A- Tier

Awakened Talene is the whale hero and the first Awakened Hero in AFK Arena. First things first, she’s by far not that strong as many assumed and neither does she deal that massive overload of damage nor can she sustain long on the battlefield and for most players that don’t invest much money into the game, the other Awakened heroes ranked above are a far better option. Read more about the recommended priority of Awakened Heroes in AFK Arena here.

PvE: A PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A- Tier

Merlin works great in preventing and avoiding incoming damage and is a great addition against setups that will burst your team down really quick and adds some really handy buffs to the mix.

PvE: A PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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A- Tier

Eironn is a great enabler, especially later in the game, and has a place in several meta-team setups. He’s a great long-term investment where you see him a little squishy midgame he will start getting really powerful if you invest into his furniture and Signature Item.

PvE: A PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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A- Tier

Desira has some interesting abilities and immunity to crowd control but is not as powerful as Silas. She has made a career since her release from okay to rally useful, especially later in the game as well.

PvE: A PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: C+

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A Tier

Yennefer can also deal with higher level deficits (up to 120 level) but at one point her teleport simply stops triggering and she will fall off. She can still be a good fit in teams where you’re missing a hero late-game and is one of the better dimensional heroes.

PvE: A PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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A Tier

Canisa & Ruke have the ability to survive burst and do some crowd control, but struggle at very high deficits so not one of the highest heroes on your priority list. Anyway, important for Faction Tower later and let’s see how synergies might bring them into some viable teams. Right now, they die simply too fast in very high deficits and also the range seems a little too short to reach the enemy back row.

PvE: A PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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A- Tier

Brutus is a beast early-game and also really strong in mid-game. In late-game he just lacks survivability and damage and his shield can be removed by too many abilities to make him rank high and you need more for a hero. Still, he can have a great role against a team that can’t remove his last gasp ability and you need to overcome some really high burst damage.

PvE: A PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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A- Tier

Zaphrael is hard to rank on his own. So, by himself, no hero you should have, build or run and really average in what he does but his main role is to counter Lucretia and as Lucretia runs the show right now, he becomes tied and also strong. But he’s still a niche rol ehero for just that and before end-game no hero you need to think much about.

PvE: A PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B+

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A- Tier

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PvE: A PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: C

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A- Tier

Framton has so many useful features and deals a lot of damage, blocks healing, debuffs and stuns enemies, mirrors attacks, gets immune to control and much more. A useful hero that is not easy to build but worth it in the long run

PvE: A PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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A- Tier

Tasi is one of the bread-and-butter heroes in AFK Arena earlier and especially mid-game that any player should build to handle tricky setups. Her control abilities are really strong and will help in so many situations, from early to endgame. In endgame there are some better options but still worth the invest in the long run.

PvE: A PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: C

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B Tier

Heroes in AFK Arena that are strong for certain game modes or situations/niche usages but lack in overall usability.


B+ Tier

Eorin is a good burst damage dealer with a nice overall kit and his teleporting ability and targeting mechanism can help you get rid of a dangerous enemy team hero. He does well earlier but starts getting problems at higher deficits where you need to have strong support to keep him alive. Also, enemy heroes that have immunity can easily counter him.

PvE: B+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: A

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B+ Tier

Hodgkin is actually quite viable. His sustainability will make him strong in the earlier stages and later he will ramp up and can last, heal himself and another ally, debuff the enemy team and snowball his own damage so long battles can be really devastating against him. He’s still quite fresh in the game so there might be some adjustments to his tier list position but overall a super solid Graveborn hero that is worth investing in.

PvE: B+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: A

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B+ Tier

Melusina (Baba Yaga) is a decent dimensional hero. She is between DPS and CC role, but might be a good addition for non-meta teams. I predict she might become stronger later this year so keep an eye on her, some minimal investment is already a good idea as all her investments are really strong and push her.

PvE: B+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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B+ Tier

Saurus has a lot of single-target damage and is a great carry and a great hero to use against bosses or situations where you need a hero dealing loads of damage to a single target. His problem endgame is that it’s not enough to slice through enemies and it’s too easy to take him down. Still a solid hero to have in your roaster of heroes.

PvE: B PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: S

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B+ Tier

Fane has, on paper, a really interesting kit but in reality falls back behind the strong heroes of the current meta. If there’s a larger rework of other heroes I think he could get a place but right now I only see him in a niche role.

PvE: B+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: C

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B+ Tier

Joan of Arc is a nice filler hero but overall has the big struggle that she will die at high level deficits so fast that she can’t even gain her immunity and is mediocre for the late/end game in AFK Arena, at max. Also, you need to invest in her but as a dimensional hero you should get her for sure and maybe she will become vital in the future.

PvE: B+ PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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B+ Tier

Mehira can be super powerful the later you get in AFK Arena so her ranking is pretty high in the tier list but I adjusted it a little lower now since so many new heroes have been introduced. She has her uses, for sure, but keeps slowly falling off compared to the newer meta heroes but still a hero you will enjoy having in your roaster towards end-game content when you need multiple teams running or run into certain setups.

PvE: A PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: C

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B+ Tier

Talene was the Celestial faction hero that everyone got and was working on. She was top-of-the-notch for almost all the time since she was released but that time is over and every tier list that has her on top is outdated heavily. Still a solid strong hero and within the earlier Stargazing priority hero for you and carry you a lot through mid-game, but in terms of late-to-end-game tier ranking she has no real value anymore.

PvE: B PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: S

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B+ Tier

Vyloris is, when fully worked on a beast to handle when dealing with teams that use summons, like facing enemy heroes like Grez, Baden, etc. as this will give her that massive shield and healing. Will go down fast if not so – a real niche type hero but the further you get in the campaign, the more important she can get in certain setups. But for sure no hero for the majority of players.

PvE: A PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B+

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B Tier

Astar is nice with her instant damage reduction for all allies right when the battle starts paired with her immunity to control abilities amazing against nasty setups you see happening like Athalia or any other direct counter heroes paired with high burst. This makes your team so much more survivable in the first seconds and she also provides healing and burning that is not that bad. Let’s see how she develops but I think she will probably even get ranked higher in the future so get her and build her, you’ll not regret it.

PvE: B+ PvP: S Boss/Event/etc: B

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B Tier

Anasta actually does decently until the level gap get higher and all her abilities are hit or miss so a lot reliable on RNG. Overall, for Mauler Tower one of the Top 5 heroes to invest in so a hero you might have in your roaster long-term.

PvE: B+ PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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B Tier

Lorsan is a debatable hero and he has some niche roles where he’s super useful with his linking and a great enabler. Overall that’s not enough to give him a place in the higher part of this tier list but a hero that you might find useful using against certain setups in AFK Arena.

PvE: B+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: C

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B Tier

Awakened Ezizh is a killer-beast hero, but only in early game. The next awakened hero that seems to not really kick in, especially when looking at the investment you have to do. It’s impossible to really get his ultimate blocking going all the way and you can only use him in pure burst or block compositions that are specifically designed around him. CC beast on paper but falls off a lot in reality. Read more about the recommended priority of Awakened Heroes in AFK Arena here.

PvE: B PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B Tier

Orthos is also a hero that works better in PvP where you can make your enemy go crazy than in campaign endgame. He’s solid and can be useful but looking at how expensive it is to invest in him not a hero for everyone’s roaster.

PvE: B PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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B Tier

We could have a neverending discussion about the ranking of Zolrath in the current meta of AFK Arena… He’s a good enabler that can give a wrong impression when you run into setups that will drive you nuts with his reset. The later you get in the game, the less effective this will get and there are a good bunch of heroes out there who can deal with him quite well and there’s no meta end-game composition that requires him so he’s a niche type hero right now for me.

PvE: B+ PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B Tier

Nara is a hero that can be useful against certain setups and powerful to break down a certain backline hero. Overall, her primary usage is more PvP and especially endgame she is more like a solid niche hero to throw in in these situations. Still a hero worth having and also investing some into.

PvE: B+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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B Tier

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PvE: B+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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B Tier

Treznor is solid and running him is not the worst choice. His investments fit his overall kit but, and that’s his downside, he can’t provide much more than his damage output which is not through the rooftop. Still, a nice niche choice and also useful for tower and one of the better Graveborn heroes when it comes to end-game in AFK Arena.

PvE: B+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: C+

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B Tier

Izold is a tank and can also be an alternative carry as he’s sustainable with his self-healing and especially mid-game a hero you can use really well and find often as last hero standing. Unfortunately, later in the game he doesn’t bring much more to the table to have a steady role in your team setups, but he’s still not useless end-game – I’d say rather solid but not outstanding.

PvE: B+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: A

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B Tier

Arthur has a great synergy in early game and mid-game in AFK Arena with Gwyneth and the fact that you can link him and have an ascended hero right away is really nice so getting him is mandatory. Later he will lose effectiveness as he will not bring that much support to the team and can’t stand long on the battlefield.

PvE: B+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: B+

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B Tier

Ezio is a solid hero and getting him and investing in him makes sense as you can cheese with him and his ability to last on the battlefield is really strong, especially later in the game. Still, there have been better heroes released to do that after him so shouldn’t be that top on your list anymore.

PvE: B+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: B

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B Tier

Morrow is not the hero that will be dealing much damage or burst, but his ability to stun, freeze and sleep enemies and cc them heavily is good enough to give him some attention. The only downside, you need to use him in a setup that can protect him as he has no ability to survive and can be sniped down easily if not used right

PvE: B+ PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: C

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B- Tier

Elija & Lailah (Celestial Twins) also have been heroes that have been falling off a lot since the release. Especially late- and end-game they get outclassed by other heroes and become less effective. Should you invest in them? Yes, but keep in mind that other celestial/hypogean heroes will work better and their role towards end-game is mostly for bosses and Guidel Hunting and rare niche occasions.

PvE: C+ PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: A+

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B- Tier

Nemora has not been high in hero tier lists since the beginning of the game, but the late game chapters have super strong heroes and with her charm and support for your team, you can get a nice advantage and that makes her really valuable. In early and mid game she is also not that bad if you need a healer so a really winner recently.

PvE: B+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Athalia is great in some situations to deal with certain backline heroes but, overall and especially in endgame, she is too fragile and will go down too fast to really leave an impact. For PvP aspects and in some situations a great choice but you need to think about if that’s enough to invest in her and the newer heroes let her fall off more and more. No invest anymore for newer players, in my opinion.

PvE: B PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Oku is a wilder faction tank hero so the hype was really when announced, including his pushback and abilities looked quite promising. In first tests, I have to say that he is squishy and can die pretty easily so I see his role, right now, more in Faction Tower than somewhere longterm in campaign.

PvE: B PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Ezizh has, in terms of PvE, not that much use later in the game except some niche situations where you need to silent the enemy team but there are better heroes that will outclass him. Later in the game, he just dies too quickly to make him worth the heavy investment.

PvE: B PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Respen was quite hyped when released but it turned out that he will not have that much impact and isn’t really useful in endgame overall. Not really worth investing unless you need another Wilder hero for the Faction Tower.

PvE: B PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: C+

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B- Tier

Flora is a hero that can be ascended quite easily compared to others as you can get the copies from Lab Store and you find copies of her quite frequently in Hero Choice Chests or Events. While she is not a bad option here and there and don’t require much ascension to fit in your team as she can’t get killed during the battle, her performance will fall off later in the game so consider all investments into her furniture and Signature Item really well.

PvE: B PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Gwyneth used to be a really strong carry with her damage and stun-lock, no doubt, and I recommend her in mid-game all the way. End-game, however, there are more and more heroes coming recently that can outclass her so she is not that high in the tier list anymore.

PvE: B PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Granit is an interesting tank that can do fine earlier in AFK Arena but falls off later in the game. His ability to interrupt and silence enemies as well as hitting backline enemies is useful but he lacks survivability late game so he’s more than niche or tower role.

PvE: B PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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B- Tier

Numisu can be quite squishy at times and it absolutely depends on what team setup you’re facing when answering the question about his effectiveness. Earlier and mid-game he’s strong with his totems and buffs/debuffs and can be a huge pain for the enemies. Later he gets outclassed and countered too easily but he doesn’t require much investment in furniture and SI so keep him on your list.

PvE: B PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Safiya has her moments in mid-game where she can charge and just slam-dunk a whole enemy team when she charges her ultimate. Unfortunately, she will become less useful towards endgame around Chapter 30 because too many setups can take her out and counter her easily and her damage isn’t that dramatic anymore.

PvE: B PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Antandra requires heavy investment to run at her optimal performance and is not really useful unless you do that. But she is also not overwhelming once you did so please think about that before you start investing in her.

PvE: B PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Alaro is a hero that can work great in the right 5-Pull Team setups that work well right now. I personally think that you will lack damage with him and the team role is really specific so meta can change that quickly so not a hero many players should focus on right now.

PvE: B PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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B- Tier

Skreg is a hero for Faction Tower and also in mid-game of AFK Arena a hero that is really useful if you invest into his Signature Item. Later in the game he is getting less effective and more and more setups will disable him and his abilities aren’t that effective anymore to make him more than a rare niche hero or a tank in Faction Tower.

PvE: B+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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B- Tier

Thesku has a crazy kit when it comes to cc and stunning, debuffing and turning on a healing engine, but the requirements are too high to activate the stun to make him that crazy later in the game. Anyway, a great early and mid-game carry, useful in Faction Tower as well as some niche spots in end-game in PvP as well. Please mind that the rating above is heavily determined by end-game so his position there doesn’t reflect the fact how useful I find him early for any player!

PvE: B PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: C

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B- Tier

Peggy can be clunky and doesn’t better work in earlier stages of AFK Arena than later in the game. She’s relatively new so this might change but right now she’s not a hero worth investing in heavily.

PvE: C+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: A

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B- Tier

Kalene is, on paper, really nice and also has nice damage until the level deficits get higher. If you get her early you can like her but her altar mechanics is too slow to get anything at 160+ levels deficit and also in PvP she needs so much support that she’s not worth the invest unless you have a early account so you can use her for a while.

PvE: B PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Thali can be referred to as an ascended Saveas but she falls out of the meta later in the game as she deals raw damage and misses some versatility to make her really strong. Also she doesn’t have any significance for bosses.

PvE: B PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: C

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B- Tier

Eluard is one of the better Lightbearer heroes but after all mostly for Faction Tower in the later stages of the game. Some PvP compositions use him but overall for most players not the most interesting hero.

PvE: C+ PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Tidus can be useful in the right setups but you should still consider him as a niche role hero useful for Faction Tower or really rare occasions as he can be really squishy to play.

PvE: B PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: C+

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B- Tier

Cecilia is a mage killer, that’s true. But that niche role is the only role she can fill and she can be squishy. In mid-game she’s still viable but the later you get in AFK Arena, the less effective she’s going to be and her damage and survivability gets so bad that she’s no hero you will be using in the late game anymore. Not worth investing in and there are other heroes for that role that do their job a lot better.

PvE: B PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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B- Tier

Ukyo has one unique ability but that’s also very niche… he can be useful to counter Flora in the frontline when you run him along with Zolrath. This happens here and there so kind of useful but overall not high on the priority list

PvE: B PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: C

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B- Tier

Hendrik is average. There’s nothing that special about him that gives him any high place on the tier list. He’s okay at tanking, his ultimate is alright but not exceptionally strong and neither his Signature Item or furniture set change anything about it. If you pull lots of copies early, use him early to mid game but don’t invest in him.

PvE: B PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: C+

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C Tier

C+ Tier

Thane is a hero you should stay away in AFK Arena from the early game to the late game. He simply can’t stay alive at all, is super squishy and if you need an assassin there are so many better options. He can have his niche uses in end-game meta here and there, though.

PvE: B PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: D

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C+ Tier

Titus is in his current state not really useful and needs a general re-work to be useful. Has some niche use for PvP and maybe Faction Tower but the investment to take on him is just insane compared to what you get.

PvE: C+ PvP: A+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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C+ Tier

Sonja is in her current state a experiment gone wrong. On paper sounds nice but she will die so fast in the front row and even on the back row, her abilities for reduction are simply too slow and she is squishy as she requires strong interaction with her roses, not worth any invest right now.

PvE: C+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: B+

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C+ Tier

Mezoth was crazy strong when released but he becomes less viable later. Yes, he can take one enemy off the battlefield which is good, especially later in the game, but he’s easier to counter and taken out of the equation so I have to also declared him a niche role hero that shouldn’t be that high on your priority list of hero that you invest in emblems and furniture.

PvE: C+ PvP: B+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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C+ Tier

Wu Kong has seen a steady decline in the Tier List and he’s still a cool hero and also a useful one and, keeping in mind that he’s relatively easy to ascend for being a celestial hero, also one that you should invest in. The truth, however, when looking at the facts is that his abilities get more and more outclassed by the new heroes that have been introduced.

PvE: D+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B+

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C+ Tier

Zikis is actually a strong damage dealer and does exactly that. Has the ability to sustain and delivers good mitigation but misses some features to become overall crazy. Might slip into some meta compositions in the future but no specific use-case right now.

PvE: D+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B+

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C+ Tier

Geralt is a hero that shines in early and mid-game but so do other heroes in AFK Arena – he falls off heavily later in the game and as a warrior class hero also has a weak tree. No the long-term invest, unfortunately, that so many of us hoped for.

PvE: B+ PvP: C Boss/Event/etc: B+

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C+ Tier

Gorvo can be useful in Faction Tower but, overall, doesn’t play much a role in PvE campaign or other game modes in AFK Arena as his mechanics don’t bring anything to the team that no other stronger hero will outclass him in. Can still be a useful option in some situations later in the game.

PvE: B+ PvP: C Boss/Event/etc: D+

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C+ Tier

Estrilda has her strength more in the mid-game of AFK Arena and she’s that low in this tier list for the reason that she will die too early in late game and won’t deliver enough bang to invest heavily in her long-term.

PvE: C+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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C+ Tier

Theowyn is somewhat alright at anything but not good at anything. She can survive quite okay, buff quite alright but overall there are better options so don’t invest in her right now.

PvE: C+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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C+ Tier

Kaz has a very tough situation for a long time in AFK Arena, actually since release and was always quite low in tier lists. But with magic damage getting more and more important and viable for the top tier heroes, she starts getting better with her abilities to dodge magic attacks. She’s no top hero today I predict her to get some more increase in niche viability in the future.

PvE: C+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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C+ Tier

Vurk can cause a controversial debate here and there, but for me he is nothing more than a really niche role hero where you can find better options. He can be countered easily, has nothing to keep him alive and his damage falls off the tiers later in the game.

PvE: C+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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C Tier

Tarnos is extremely disappointing and max a filler hero for Celestial Tower. He dies at higher level deficits so quick that he won’t do anything, his kit won’t work at all there and all he can do can be done by other heroes in that faction, too. Also as a warrior class hero won’t benefit that much from tree and overall, just no hero to invest in right now.

PvE: C PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: B

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C Tier

Leofric has, in terms of PvE, not that much use later in the game except some niche situations where you need to silent the enemy team but there are better heroes that will outclass him. Later in the game he just dies too quickly to make him worth the heavy investment.

PvE: D+ PvP: A Boss/Event/etc: B

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C Tier

Belinda is absolutely a hero that will deal great damage and strike down enemy teams earlier and mid game in AFK Arena, no doubt. Her end-game role, however, was to buff Ainz or Khazard with her blessing and as they see a decline in meta and newer heroes take her spot. Still, one of the heroes that you will use until you can replace her.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: A

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C Tier

Anoki was a hero many waited for when he was released but it turns out that he is neither strong nor really versatile. He’s more like a hero that’s nice to have in some situations in Faction Tower but doesn’t belong in any priority.

PvE: C+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: C

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C Tier

Baden has one real place where he can shine and that’s when fighting bosses where you can stack up his shadows so they will stack the damage and start dealing massive amounts. Also to distract bosses from your team. But in campaign he can’t stack them up well enough to make it high on the tier list.

PvE: D+ PvP: C Boss/Event/etc: A

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C Tier

Drez is pretty similar to Cecilia and in the late/end-game he will become useless because not effective anymore. I wouldn’t recommend you to actually invest in him except for some setups in Faction Tower but you need to be fairly well progressed in your hero roaster to be at that point.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: B+

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C Tier

Khasos

PvE: D+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: B

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C Tier

Nakoruru s a very niche role hero that can be useful in some compositions around Ainz. Not really great anywhere and the investment is also tough.

PvE: D+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: B

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D Tier

D Tier

Solise is useful in Faction Tower and used to be the only real AoE damage hero of the Wilder Faction. But her damage will not be enough later in the game and Raku is a lot better so she doesn’t have that high ranking in the tier list.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: B

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D Tier

Satrana took some reworks and became a solid hero from being a useless hero in the past months. Still, she’s neither a good niche hero in late game to make her a hero you should invest in. In Faction Tower I see her spot so the only reason to invest in her is if you need a Mauler hero there. But there are also other option that I’d prefer.

PvE: D+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: C+

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D Tier

Torne is not that versatile and missing a real thing that makes him great. He’s not super viable, he doesn’t deal much damage or buffs well in synergy. He’s average and a nice addition to have here and there but that doesn’t qualify him for much investment in emblems or furniture.

PvE: D+ PvP: B Boss/Event/etc: C+

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D Tier

Fawkes shines in the mid-game and Faction Tower, but in terms of end-game tier list for PvE he is just nothing more than a niche hero to put an enemy into his coffin, but the requirements are too much and he will not be durable enough to satisfy a mayor investment into his Signature Item or furniture set.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: D+

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D Tier

Lucius is the early-mid-game tank you need to have. His shield and healing will carry you easily towards Chapter 28-30, so invest in him without too much on furniture and Signature Item and use him until these Chapters. In late-to-end-game he will be simply eaten away by the damage, his healing will become non-existing and there are way better options than him.

PvE: D+ PvP: D+ Boss/Event/etc: B+

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D Tier

Oscar is not that useful overall. He’s squishy and often times doesn’t get you where you want. Especially endgame he will die too quickly and give not enough impact to make an invest worth the buck.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: C+

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D Tier

Shemira is, no doubt about it, THE single carry hero early and midgame but she will become useless endgame because her damage is not nearly enough to hurt the enemies well enough and she can be taken down too easily before even using her ultimate. Still a hero that any player in AFK Arena should prioritize early in the game and take to ascended but don’t invest into her furniture or Signature Item!

PvE: D+ PvP: C Boss/Event/etc: C+

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D Tier

Warek lacks everything you need to make him a hero worth investing in. His damage is not much, he dies really quick and his knockback can only work in a small amount of teams well. He’s a nice addition in some stages in Faction Tower but that’s it.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: C

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D Tier

Ulmus is, and there’s no other way to say this, useless. If you had him in an enemy formation and thought it’s hard to kill this guy you get him… don’t. He’s not a solid tank, his healing becomes nothing than theoretical and there’s nothing much more he contributes to the team. Can be really early in the game a okay tank or in Faction Tower, but don’t invest anything into his furniture or Signature Item.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: D+

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D Tier

Isabella is, unfortunately, at no stage in the game strong enough to make it worth investing in her. Damage is not much, ultimate not that executing and she’s squishy and instable when countered with mage-killer enemy heroes.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: D

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D Tier

Rigby is and was always a hero not worth it. Too squishy, nothing outstanding. He dies quite quickly, doesn’t deal much damage and his control isn’t powerful neither. Don’t use him as fodder but also don’t invest in him unless there’s a huge change for him in a balancing update or meta change in the future.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: D

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D Tier

Seirus is and was a hero that you shouldn’t invest in at all. Earlier in AFK Arena he’s too squishy and later he simply dies too fast and doesn’t bring much to the table. If there’s no big rework of him, stay away from him.

PvE: D+ PvP: C+ Boss/Event/etc: D

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F Tier

F Tier

Walker is by far the worst and useless hero in AFK Arena and describing him as trash would be an insult for trash. He is such an underwhelming hero that doesn’t play any role in the game. He doesn’t deal any significant damage and doesn’t add anything else to the team. Using him here and there might be fine but don’t invest in him at all in the current meta.

PvE: F PvP: D Boss/Event/etc: D

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  1. 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).

    • 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.

    • 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 🙂

      • 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!

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