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.

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AFK Arena Tier List for Late Game
(Lvl. 161+)

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

FactionHeroRoleOverallPvPPvELabyrinthGuild Hunt
Celestials
Athalia
DPSS+S+S+S+S+
graveborn
Shemira
DPSS+S+S+S+S+
Celestials
Elijah & Lailah
Support, DPSS+S+S+S+S+
lightbearer faction
Lucius
TankS+S+S+S+S
wilders
Nemora
Support, HealerS+S+S+SS
lightbearer faction
Gwyneth
CC, DPSSSS+SS
maulers
Brutus
Tank, DPSS+S+S+S+B
wilders
Tasi
Support, CCS+S+S+S+F
wilders
Kaz
DPSSSSSS+
lightbearer faction
Rosaline
Support, HealerSSSSS+
lightbearer faction
Rowan
Support, HealerSSSSS
hypogeans
Mehira
DPS, CCSSSSA
Celestials
Orthros
Tank, DebufferSSSSA
wilders
Lyca
DPS, BufferSSSAS
wilders
Eironn
AoE, CC, DPSSSSAS
graveborn
Farael
DPS, AoESSSAS
maulers
Safiya
DPS, Buffer, DebufferSSSSA
graveborn
Nara
DPS, TankSSSSA
lightbearer faction
Hendrik
TankSSSAA
hypogeans
Ezizh
CC, DPS, Buffer, TankSSSAA
maulers
Santrana
DPSAS+AAA
lightbearer faction
Fawkes
AoE, DPS, CCASSSA
graveborn
Kelthur
DPSAAAAA
maulers
Antandra
Tank, DPSASAAA
graveborn
Baden
DPS, TankABBSS+
graveborn
Ulmus
DPS, Support, DebufferABBSS+
graveborn
Isabella
DPSAAASS
maulers
Khasos
DPS, BufferAAAAS
lightbearer faction
Thane
DPSASAAS+
hypogeans
Zolrath
DPSASAAB
wilders
Lorsan
DPS, DebufferAAAAS+
maulers
Warek
Tank. DPSAAAAS
graveborn
Grezhul
Tank, BufferAABBS
lightbearer faction
Belinda
DPS, BufferAAAAA
lightbearer faction
Rigby
TankAAAAB
wilders
Seirus
Tank, CCAAAAD
maulers
Skreg
Tank, CCAAAAC
wilders
Gorvo
TankABAAB
lightbearer faction
Raine
DPS, Debuffer, SupportAAABA
graveborn
Thoran
TankBABCD
lightbearer faction
Estrilda
Tank, BufferBABCB
wilders
Arden
Support, CCCCSCF
maulers
Vurk
DPSCBCCA
maulers
Numisu
Support, Healer, BufferCBCCA
maulers
Saveas
DPSDDDDD
graveborn
Vedan
DPS, TankDDDDD
maulers
Hogan
TankDDDDD
lightbearer faction
Hogan
TankFFFFF
graveborn
Silvina
DPSFFFFF
lightbearer faction
Mirael
Buffer, AoE, DPSFFFFF
wilders
Ira
DPSFFFFF
lightbearer faction
Morvus
DPSFFFFF
wilders
Ogi
TankFFFFF
graveborn
Niru
Support, DPSFFFFF
maulers
Ankhira
CC, DPS, BufferFFFFF
lightbearer faction
Angelo
FodderFFFFF

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.

Early Game Tier List

FactionHeroRoleOverallPvPPvELabyrinthGuild Hunt
maulers
Saveas
DPSS+SS+SS
wilders
Nemora
Support, HealerS+SS+S+S
lightbearer faction
Lucius
TankS+SS+S+S+
wilders
Tasi
Support, CCSS+S+FF
Celestials
Elijah & Lailah
Support, DPSSSSSS
hypogeans
Mehira
DPS, CCSSSSS
lightbearer faction
Rosaline
Support, HealerSSSSS
wilders
Eironn
AoE, CC, DPSSSSSS
lightbearer faction
Rowan
Support, HealerSSSCC
maulers
Safiya
DPS, Buffer, DebufferSSSAA
lightbearer faction
Belinda
DPS, BufferSSSAA
graveborn
Baden
DPS, TankAAAAS
graveborn
Nara
DPS, TankASAAA
wilders
Ira
DPSASAAA
lightbearer faction
Hogan
TankAAAAD
maulers
Golus
TankAAACS
maulers
Vurk
DPSASS+CC
Celestials
Athalia
DPSAAAAA
maulers
Antandra
Tank, DPSAAAAA
lightbearer faction
Gwyneth
CC, DPSAAAAA
Celestials
Orthros
Tank, DebufferAAAAA
wilders
Lorsan
DPS, DebufferAAAAA
maulers
Santrana
DPSAAAAA
graveborn
Silvina
DPSABBBS
graveborn
Shemira
DPSAABSA
wilders
Gorvo
TankBBBBB
maulers
Khasos
DPS, BufferBBBBB
maulers
Numisu
Support, Healer, BufferBBBAA
graveborn
Thoran
TankBBBCB
lightbearer faction
Mirael
Buffer, AoE, DPSBBBAC
graveborn
Grezhul
Tank, BufferBDDBS
lightbearer faction
Thane
DPSBBBDB
hypogeans
Zolrath
DPSBBBBB
lightbearer faction
Raine
DPS, Debuffer, SupportBBBBD
graveborn
Ulmus
DPS, Support, DebufferCCBCC
graveborn
Kelthur
DPSCCCCB
hypogeans
Ezizh
CC, DPS, Buffer, TankCCCDD
wilders
Lyca
DPS, BufferCCCCC
lightbearer faction
Morvus
DPSCCCCD
graveborn
Isabella
DPSCFAFC
graveborn
Vedan
DPS, TankDDFFC
maulers
Skreg
Tank, CCDDDDF
wilders
Seirus
Tank, CCDDDCC
maulers
Brutus
Tank, DPSDDDDF
graveborn
Niru
Support, DPSDDDAF
lightbearer faction
Estrilda
Tank, BufferDFDDC
maulers
Ankhira
CC, DPS, BufferDFDDF
wilders
Ogi
TankDDDDF
maulers
Warek
Tank. DPSFFFFA
lightbearer faction
Fawkes
AoE, DPS, CCFFFFC
wilders
Kaz
DPSFFFFF
lightbearer faction
Hendrik
TankFFFFF
wilders
Arden
Support, CCFFFFF
graveborn
Farael
DPS, AoEFFFFF
lightbearer faction
Angelo
FodderFFFFF

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

FactionHeroRoleOverallPvPPvELabyrinthGuild Hunt
maulers
Saveas
DPSS+SS+SS
wilders
Tasi
Support, CCS+S+S+S+F
maulers
Brutus
Tank, DPSS+SS+BB
lightbearer faction
Lucius
TankS+SSS+S+
Celestials
Elijah & Lailah
Support, DPSSSSS+S+
lightbearer faction
Rosaline
Support, HealerSSSSS+
graveborn
Shemira
DPSSS+SSS
wilders
Nemora
Support, HealerSSSSS
Celestials
Athalia
DPSSSSSS
hypogeans
Mehira
DPS, CCSSSAA
wilders
Eironn
AoE, CC, DPSSSSSA
lightbearer faction
Hendrik
TankSSSAA
graveborn
Baden
DPS, TankSAASS+
graveborn
Vedan
DPS, TankSASSS+
maulers
Safiya
DPS, Buffer, DebufferSSAAA
wilders
Arden
Support, CCSSSSF
Celestials
Orthros
Tank, DebufferAAAAA
lightbearer faction
Rowan
Support, HealerSSSBB
lightbearer faction
Fawkes
AoE, DPS, CCAASAB
lightbearer faction
Thane
DPSABSAS
graveborn
Kelthur
DPSASAAA
graveborn
Nara
DPS, TankAASAA
maulers
Hogan
TankAAAAS
lightbearer faction
Gwyneth
CC, DPSAAAAA
wilders
Lyca
DPS, BufferAAAAB
maulers
Khasos
DPS, BufferABAAB
lightbearer faction
Belinda
DPS, BufferAABSA
hypogeans
Ezizh
CC, DPS, Buffer, TankABAAD
maulers
Santrana
DPSAASAA
maulers
Antandra
Tank, DPSASAAA
wilders
Lorsan
DPS, DebufferAAAAS
maulers
Numisu
Support, Healer, BufferADAAA
lightbearer faction
Hogan
TankAAAAD
graveborn
Farael
DPS, AoEAAAAD
graveborn
Silvina
DPSABABS
lightbearer faction
Mirael
Buffer, AoE, DPSABAAC
graveborn
Grezhul
Tank, BufferAABBS
lightbearer faction
Rigby
TankAAAAB
maulers
Skreg
Tank, CCAAAAC
hypogeans
Zolrath
DPSBABBB
maulers
Warek
Tank. DPSBBBBF
wilders
Ira
DPSBBBBA
graveborn
Ulmus
DPS, Support, DebufferBBABB
wilders
Gorvo
TankBBBBB
graveborn
Thoran
TankBBBCB
lightbearer faction
Raine
DPS, Debuffer, SupportBCBAD
wilders
Kaz
DPSBBBBA
lightbearer faction
Estrilda
Tank, BufferBBBCB
lightbearer faction
Morvus
DPSCCCCC
wilders
Seirus
Tank, CCDDDCC
maulers
Vurk
DPSDDDDC
graveborn
Isabella
DPSDBCDC
wilders
Ogi
TankDCCDD
graveborn
Niru
Support, DPSDDDCF
maulers
Ankhira
CC, DPS, BufferFFDFF
lightbearer faction
Angelo
FodderFFFFF

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!

End Game Tier List

FactionHeroRoleOverallPvPPvELabyrinthGuild Hunt
Celestials
Athalia
DPSS+S+S+S+S+
lightbearer faction
Lucius
TankS+S+S+SS
Celestials
Elijah & Lailah
Support, DPSS+S+S+S+S+
wilders
Tasi
Support, CCS+S+S+FF
lightbearer faction
Rowan
Support, HealerS+S+SS+S+
graveborn
Farael
DPS, AoES+S+SSS
wilders
Eironn
AoE, CC, DPSSS+S+SS
wilders
Lyca
DPS, BufferSS+SSS
graveborn
Shemira
DPSSSSSS+
wilders
Nemora
Support, HealerSSSSS
maulers
Brutus
Tank, DPSSSSS+A
hypogeans
Mehira
DPS, CCSS+SSS+
lightbearer faction
Rosaline
Support, HealerSSSSS+
maulers
Safiya
DPS, Buffer, DebufferSSSSS+
graveborn
Nara
DPS, TankSSS+AB
lightbearer faction
Fawkes
AoE, DPS, CCSSSSA
Celestials
Orthros
Tank, DebufferSS+SSA
lightbearer faction
Belinda
DPS, BufferSSSSA
wilders
Kaz
DPSSSSS+S+
lightbearer faction
Gwyneth
CC, DPSSSSSS+
graveborn
Isabella
DPSSASSS
hypogeans
Ezizh
CC, DPS, Buffer, TankSS+SAA
wilders
Lorsan
DPS, DebufferAAAAS+
maulers
Khasos
DPS, BufferAAS+AS
lightbearer faction
Estrilda
Tank, BufferASABA
graveborn
Ulmus
DPS, Support, DebufferASAAB
wilders
Seirus
Tank, CCASASD
maulers
Antandra
Tank, DPSASAAB
maulers
Warek
Tank. DPSASAAS
lightbearer faction
Thane
DPSAAAAS+
graveborn
Kelthur
DPSAAAAA
maulers
Santrana
DPSAAAAA
lightbearer faction
Hendrik
TankASAAB
maulers
Numisu
Support, Healer, BufferAASSA
maulers
Skreg
Tank, CCAAAAC
lightbearer faction
Rigby
TankAAAAB
graveborn
Baden
DPS, TankABBSS+
maulers
Vurk
DPSAASSA
graveborn
Grezhul
Tank, BufferAABBS
hypogeans
Zolrath
DPSAABBB
lightbearer faction
Raine
DPS, Debuffer, SupportBBBAA
wilders
Gorvo
TankBBBAB
graveborn
Thoran
TankBABBD

Notes

Ranking

TierDescription
S+Literally over-powered. They possess the incredible abilities that can easily change the result of the match.
SThe most powerful Heroes that have the game changing abilities when they are in the right teams.
AThese are very Good Heroes that own the solid utilities and game-changing qualities.
BGreat Heroes that provide decent abilities and game changing qualities.
CAverage Heroes who have some decent utilities but lack game changing qualities.
DSituational Heroes that lack utilities. Or you must spend a huge investment for them to work. Can be only used in some specific teams.
FTypically useless Heroes in most team compositions. Better to not use them in most cases.

Tier List Sections

  • Overall: A general tierlist that acts as an overview of the heroes’ power and utility at the certain level range.
  • PvP: A more specific tierlist on heroes who are best suited for the Arena.
  • PvE: A specific tierlist on heroes best used for the Campaign and King’s Tower.
  • Lab (Labyrinth & Peaks of Time): The tierlist 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

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
  • Brutus
  • 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
  • Satrana
  • Zolrath

General Tips

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.

Lightbearer Team

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).

Mauler Team

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.

Example Lineups

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 Lightbear 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.


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