This AFK Arena Tier List gives you a rough idea of the best Heroes you should focus on during different stages of the game: Early, Mid and Late Game.
Let’s go straight to the Tier List for now. Make sure you read the Note at the end of this article for more ideas.
Last Update: Patch 1.41 – June 18, 2020.
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.
Late Game Tier List
Fodders (Late Game): It’s safe to sacrifice these Heroes immediately
AFK Arena Early Game Tier List
(Lvl 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 early game, it’s recommended to use either as your main carry while slowly getting because she will be your main carry from level 60 to 240.
Early Game Tier List
AFK Arena Tier List for Mid Game
(Lvl. 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 achievement for all Heroes in AFK Arena. This is where true battles begin.
Mid Game Tier List
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
End Game Tier List
|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
This Tier List was first made, updated and shared by the guild GloriouS. Make sure you check out their Discord Server for more informative data regarding the game!
Yet Another End-Game Tier List of AFK Arena
For Campaigns & King’s Tower | Shared by Idle_Jasper_
Here are basically the best Heroes for the end game in AFK Arena right now. I do not really want to put a specific tier list with S, A, B, C tier, etc for this section so I will put the Heroes into 3 generic categories.
Campaign End-Game Tier List
- Optimal Tier: Safe & Great Heroes to invest. They shine very well in the late game, even in the highest chapters of AFK Arena.
- Situational Tier: A bit less important ones. You can swap them with the above Heroes in some specific situations. They are very important in some lineups.
- Subpar Tier: Worst Heroes to invest.
Always take this AFK Arena tier list with a grain of salt. You don’t have to follow everything I mention in this guide and always remember that team synergy is the top priority in building up the team.
In general, you want to build up a team evolving around one main carry (The one that provides the main damage output). The team should have 2 tanks (who have high defense and HP) and support Heroes (who provide buffs, debuffs, healing effects, crowd control effects, etc.). All the others help the main Hero stay to deal as much damage as possible.
- Optimal Hero Tier List
- Situational Hero Tier List
- Subpar Hero Tier List
Optimal Hero Tier List
- Ferael, Thoran, Nara
- Tasi, Lyca, Nemora, Eironn
- Lucius, Rowan, Belinda, Fawkes
- Athalia (+30 or higher signature item), Mehira, Twins.
Situational Hero Tier List
- Grezhul, Shemira, Kelthur
- Ulmus, Gorvo, Seirus, Kaz, Lorsan
- Rosaline, Hendrik, Estrilda
- Khasos, Warek, Vurk, Skregg
- Orthos, Ezizh
Subpar Hero Tier List
- Isabella, Baden
- Thane, Rane
- Numisu, Antandra
Shemira: Why she isn’t an optimal hero
Obviously, she is one of the best Heroes in the early to mid-stage of the game. She starts shining from lvl. 161 as she unlocks her most important skill here.
During this time, you can invest your resources and get her to 40 levels higher than the other Heroes while still being able to provide decent support to her using lower-level supports.
She is Free-to-play friendly and is the easiest carry 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.
Once your crystal is above level 240, you can start feeling that she becomes less effective. She now dies faster and usually before casting the ultimate. After level 240, most players use Shemira in the Guild Hunt and some specific King’s Tower only. That’s why I do not put her in the optimal hero tier list of AFK Arena.
Triple Wilders Combo
Shemira + Green Trio (Lyca, Nemora, Tasi) + Lucius/Brutus/Grezhul is one of the most used teams in the game, especially for Campaign and King’s Tower.
Usually, after level 240, people tend to replace Shemira with Ferael.
The Green Trio is still extremely amazing for Campaigns. And of course, I strongly recommend building Lyca, Nemora & Tasi your first tree Wilder Heroes. After that, you can work on Eironn or Kaz as the tank for the Wilder tower.
Arden is great in the early game. He shines after level 141. However, since he is capped at level 160, he won’t be that effective past chapter 22/23.
Lorsan isn’t used much in the current meta. However, he is great for Guild Hunts and some specific campaigns.
Farael, One of The Best Carries in AFK Arena
If not the best.
Farael should have one of the very best situations in the tier list of AFK Arena.
He has crazy high damage, stun. He can summon spirits that reduce the enemy Energy and interrupt attacks. Yes, he is that great.
In addition, he can survive extremely well by dodging attacks. Not to mention that his signature item is one of the best right now.
Farael starts shining after level 200. And you can really feel the difference after level 240.
Get as many copies of Farael as possible. Never use him as a fooder.
Nowadays, using Lightbearers in the campaign becomes more viable with the release of the new Lightbearer Heroes.
If you are not using a full Lightbearer team, you want to focus on either Rowan or Lucius at first.
The team faction bonus is what makes a full Lightbearer (or Celestial – Lightbearer) team super strong right now. You can run Athalia as the main carry as long as her signature item is lvl 30+ (to ensure she will have enough damage).
Maulers are probably the worst faction for Campaign & King’s Tower.
The only exception is Brutus. Due to the Last Gasp ability, he is able to deal with enemies who are way stronger than him.
Khasos & Safiya are two honored mentions. They are very good in some specific chapters. But they are still not enough to be called optimal Heroes.
Here are some great examples of lineups that have been tested carefully by a lot of top players.
Brutus + Tasi + Nemora + Ferael + Lyca
This should be the best team for F2P and low spenders players in AFK Arena to play in the end game. This is one of the most popular endgame teams right now. As a free to play player, it is totally possible to reach chapter 25 using this crazy strong team.
It’s ok to replace Brutus with Grezhul, Nara or Thoran.
Lucius + Estrilda + Rowan + Fawkes + Belinda
Estrilda can be replaced with Hendrik or Rosaline. Fawkes can be used as a dodge tank. You can also use Celestial heroes in this team, as long as they have high-level signature items.
If you want to use a full Lightbearer team, you will usually need to swap Heroes depending on the situation. This is not a free-to-play faction.
Thoran + Nara + Farael Teams
These 3 are great base Heroes for many campaign teams. You can add any Hero from the mentioned green trio, Eironn, Athalia or Brutus depending on the enemies.
AFK Arena Tier List Summary:
- Best Early-Game Heroes: Saveas, Tasi, Brutus, Lucius, Elijah & Lailah, Nemora
- Best Mid-Game Heroes: Shemira, Athalia, Elijah & Lailah, Brutus, Lucius, Nemora
- Best End-game Overall: Talene, Rowan, Elijah & Lailah, Lucius, Tasi, Nemora, Rosaline, Ezizh, Mehira, Khazard
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