Here are top 5 mistakes newbies usually make during the early game in AFK Arena.
It’s not always easy for new players to not make mistakes when playing AFK Arena even though the game mechanic is pretty simple.
However, there are some huge mistakes that need to be avoided in any way so that it won’t affect the growth of your account in long term.
1Ascending Wrong Heroes
During the early game, most players do not understand the properties, pros and cons of each Hero and usually upgrade random Heroes based on their feelings.
Understanding how each Hero works is very important. Or at least you should have a rough idea about the best Heroes that worth upgrading. Check out AFK Arena Tier List for more details!
Here, we will talk about how to ascending Heroes properly.
Do not ascend any Ascended Hero (who has 4 skills) until you have 4 copies of him/her.
This is because, ascending Ascended Heroes to Legendary+ Tier requires 4 copies of them. If you upgrade a Hero blindly, you will be very likely getting stuck at Legendary Tier (Max Lvl. is 140). After ascending a hero to Legendary+ Tier, you do not need any other copy of that Hero until the Ascended Tier.
Thus, at the beginning, you should start with 3-skill Heroes (Legendary Heroes). It’s very easy to upgrade them to max Level. Mean while, you can just scalping and wait for the 4th copy of the Ascended Heroes you love.
If not, you will lack a lot of fodder Heroes, slowing down your game progress by a lot.
Remember the name of this game. It’s AFK Arena. The word AFK is put into the name because of a reason, you need to chill and just go AFK.
Going AFK gives you resources to upgrades your Heroes and helps you pass through different stages of the game. It also gives you enough time to learning more about your Heroes, the game mechanics and team building strategies.
Being hurry is unnecessary. You don’t need to ask for advice from other players when getting stuck at the early game. All you need to do is just to go AFK a bit more until your Heroes’ levels get to high enough.
3Spending Diamonds Inefficiently
Another huge mistake that should be avoided.
Most new players like spending Diamonds on low-tier Gears instead of saving for Common Hero Scrolls or purchasing Mythic Gears.
Check out the article Most Efficient Ways to Spend Diamonds for more details regarding to this topic!
4Using Wrong Gears for Heroes
Using the correct Gears for your Heroes is very important, even at the early game when you only have low-tier gears.
Luckily, it’s also easier for new players to pick the right gears. Just remember to equip gears with high DEF (defense) points for your tanks, and high attack points for your damage dealers or Supports (back-line Heroes).
It sounds very simple, however the advantages it provides are very huge. Try this when you get stuck at a stage and see the result.
5Upgrading Gears The Wrong Way
At the beginning, fully upgrading Legendary/Elite Gears is not hard at all. However, is it really efficient?
It takes tons of Gold and Enhancement Tokens to upgrade gears. Unfortunately, you do not use those low-tier Gears for long.
There will be times you find that you even don’t have enough Gold to upgrade your Heroes, just because of spending too much on upgrading weak gears at the beginning.
Upgrade Gears to 3⭐ only.
Each upgrade strengthens your gear by 10% of the initial state.
Same strategy applies to Mythic Gears.
Only upgrade your Mythic Gears to 3⭐ until you have Factional Mythic Gears. Upgrading Factional Mythic Gears boost the power by 30% each time.