This AFK Arena Tier List gives players a rough idea of the best Heroes you should focus on during different stages of the game: Early, Mid, and Late Game. Hero ratings for different game modes are also included: PvP, PvE, Labyrinth Arcane, and Guild Boss.
If you are new to the game, check out the Hero Priority guide to see which heroes you should focus on first!
Let’s go straight to our Character Tier List for now. Make sure you read the Note at the end of this article for more ideas.
Last Update: Patch 1.58 (Feb 27th, 2021) – Added Eluard
AFK Arena Tier List for Late Game
(Lvl. 161 → 240)
At this state of the game, Legendary Heroes will no get any additional skill upgrades, they will fall off in power, losing the viability. The AFK Arena Late Game is now more evolved around Mythic Heroes.
Fodders (Late Game): It’s safe to sacrifice these Heroes immediately for upgrading the others.
AFK Arena Early Game Tier List
(Level 1 → 60)
The AFK Arena Early Game Tier List ranks Heroes based on their abilities to finishing the early games effectively and efficiently. They are usually the Heroes that can carry their teams with the least investment possible.
During the early stage of the game, it’s recommended to use either as your main carry while slowly Daimon, or Saurus because they will be your main carry from level mid to the very late game. Select Ezizh from the challenger store and use lab coins for Arthur except when a dimensional ex-change is ongoing. More details here!
AFK Arena Tier List for Mid Game
(Level 61 → 160)
The Mid Game starts from level 61 because this is where Legendary Heroes get their Ultimate lvl.2 and Mythic Heroes get their 4th skill, making them a lot more viable than at the early game.
This is a huge level up the achievement for all Heroes in AFK Arena. This is where true battles begin.
AFK Arena End Game Tier List
At this stage of the game, all of your 5* ascended Heroes should be at lvl. 240+ with full Mythic Gear + Signature Items!
Fodders (Late Game): It’s now totally safe to sacrifice these Heroes immediately
|S+||Literally over-powered. They possess the incredible abilities that can easily change the result of the match.|
|S||The most powerful Heroes that have the game changing abilities when they are in the right teams.|
|A||These are very Good Heroes that own the solid utilities and game-changing qualities.|
|B||Great Heroes that provide decent abilities and game changing qualities.|
|C||Average Heroes who have some decent utilities but lack game changing qualities.|
|D||Situational Heroes that lack utilities. Or you must spend a huge investment for them to work. Can be only used in some specific teams.|
|F||Typically useless Heroes in most team compositions. Better to not use them in most cases.|
Tier List Sections
- Overall: A general tier list that acts as an overview of the heroes’ power and utility at the certain level range.
- PvP: A more specific tier list on heroes who are best suited for the Arena.
- PvE: A specific tier list on heroes best used for the Campaign and King’s Tower.
- Lab (Labyrinth & Peaks of Time): The tier list specific to heroes which are best suited for the Arcane Labyrinth and Peaks of Time mode.
- Team Hunting: Tierlist on which heroes are best to bring against Team Hunting Bosses
For more details, please scroll down!
Shemira & Belinda are not great starting heroes anymore!
Obviously, Belinda and Shemira are the best Heroes in the early to mid-stage of the game. They are Free-to-play friendly and are the easiest carry heroes to invest in: You can get 2 Shemira copies for free, one from the Divine Realm and one from finishing Chapter 15. You can also get her from the Labyrinth Store. The same things apply to Belinda!
However, Once your crystal is above level 240, you can start feeling that they become less effective. They now die faster and usually before casting the ultimate. After level 240, most players use them in the Twisted Realms and King’s Tower only. That’s why I do not put recommend using them even they might be good on the above AFK Arena tier list!
Build Up Your Teams Based On The Top-tier Heroes
Guide by Leanker
Currently have 5 meta teams! Let’s take a deeper look into them, build up the best formation around them based on the tier list above!
The other Eiron’s supports must have a little more investment:
- Rowan: Get his Signature Item to +30 asap.
- Ferael: Get him some decent gears.
Entering the mid-game, which extends around Chapter 30, you want to have an ascended Skriath with 3/3 furniture ability, allowing you to form the Five Pull team. This incredible team can quickly burst down the enemies and applies a lot of controls over them.
|Five Pull Team|
This is an incredibly aggressive team and all of the support heroes are worth investing:
- Lyca +20
- Rowan + Ferael: Any investment is worth it.
- Safiya: She can deal meaningful amount of damage at this stage.
- Tidus: Gear, Signature Item, and more to allow him to CC and deal better damage.
They are top-tier heroes you must focus on if you want to use Eironn.
For the late game, which is around chapter 34-35 (for now).
The early game is mostly factional, the midgame is kind of between, the late game is all about maxing out the support heroes that are not easy to get.
Lucretia is also being used a lot in this set. While she has her own teams, she offers a crazy support here, making it one of the best AFK Arena formations right now.
There are some other great picks here but all require a huge investment. For example, Orthos would be perfect for this team in the late game as he slows down the enemies while Lyca offers Haste, working well with Zolrath.
This team requires investment but it works flawlessly, allowing you to push through the hatest stages in game with the minimum power.
Everything you put on Eironn pays off really well here.
Any minimum investment in support is excellent for him.
He is still able to carry your team but now requires Signature Item and Furniture for better consistency.
You probably want to have 2 good heroes to use with Daimon. However, he can work well with a lot of heroes so it shouldn’t be a difficult task.
While most players start stargazing when it’s about the late game, it’s actually okay to have an ascended celestial/hypogen hero when approaching the midgame.
If you start stargazing Twins early, you will have a decent copy of them in middle of chapter 20s, allowing you to start the budget Godcomp formation early.
Saurus and Tasi are great substitutes for Talene and Mehira. They have an incredible synergy. If you are using them early, invest in Saurus +30, it brings him to the next-level of power, especially in Campaign and Twisted Realms.
This team helps you push really with a large deficit margin and Twins should be the only Celepogean you have in the game if you don’t use Ezizh.
Think of it this way: A stargazing costs 500 Diamonds while summoning costs 300. Stargazing is 2% for a high-class hero, while summoning is 4% for an elite hero. Stargazed hero to Tavern Elites are 1 to 3, while ascended Twins are worth more than most of 4 ascended heroes.
Even when using a budget version of this team, you can push really high at minimum power, that’s why you should invest on this team early.
Ainz & Albedo
If you are lucky to these top-tier heroes, you can easily take down the hardest enemies in the campaign without a single effort.
The support Heroes in this team can easily fit well in other teams too.
This set is so great as it benefits from all general investments from Elder Tree, Furniture Items, Signature Items, etc.
Thoran reflects the damage back towards the enemies and you can defeat most aggressive teams with some replays.
As Thoran is the only core hero of this team, you can start trying it once you get Thoran in the early game. If you are persistent enough, this team can beat almost all teams in the game after some retries.
During mid-game, get him the Signature Item +1 and he is good to go! You can even support him with some Elite heroes and he really enjoys that!
If you don’t like Cheese, or don’t have any next hero mention in the list above to work on,
If you don’t use any of the mentioned teams, or you are investing in another hero on our tier list, there are still a lot of viable sets for the campaign but they are less consistent than the ones above. But they are still common to see in the end game and worth the investment.
Let’s take a quick look at them!
Izold is a great carry on his own. He is incredible in some certain teams! If you start working on him from the early game, get his SI to +30 and 3/3 furniture in the mid game, then get his 9/9 furniture in the end game, alongside with valuable heroes like Rowan, Silas, etc. And he is good to go for the end game.
Gwyneth can destroy any static backline. She is weak against the strong burst teams right now, but against many specific endgame enemies, she is still incredible. She works excellent with Arthur, Rosaline, or even Estrilda, Hendrik, etc. as her core allies in the mid game. In the late game, support her with Khazard, Joker, and especially Zaphrael.
Skreg Tidus Invade team or Stall Orthos Talene Flora team share a lot of heroes together, and the Celes-Graveborn team is very flexible. Investing in heroes like Flora or Skerg allows you to run these teams effectively. They can work with a lot of allies flawlessly.
PvP Hero Tier List
Let’s talk about PvP now!
If you want to have your next hero to boost the PvP capabilities, check out our PvP guide for more details.
I will just make it short here so that you can quickly know which heroes you should invest for the most viable endgame PvP teams.
- Burst team . People really underrate Zaphrael. He is incredible and works well in the campaign too.
- Alna Cycle:
- Lucretia Team: Counterheal to Godcomp, Alna counters burst, great CC against Ainz.
Twisted Realm Tier List
Some of you might want to have a better score in Twisted Realm.
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