Gear Upgrade Priority Guide for Late Game

If you are looking for the best way to enhance & strengthen your gears in AFK Arena, you will definitely find this guide helpful!

Late Game Gear Upgrade Priority

By Dartalan, Whitesushii, Nerds, and Ensign.

  • Strength Equipment
  • Agility Equipment
  • Intelligence Equipment

Strength Gears

Star Grade Priority:

strength bootsstrength armorstrength weapon

Stone Grade Priority:

strength bootsstrength weaponstrength armor

Agility Gears

Star Grade Priority:

agility weapon

Stone Grade Priority:

agility weapon

Intelligence Gears

Star Grade Priority:

Stone Grade Priority:

Hero Priority:

  1. Carries
  2. Tanks
  3. Supports

5-star enhancing all equipment is not recommended due to the huge amount of resources it takes. Even if you push all towers to the max, it’s probably still very hard to have enough resources.

The biggest bang for the buck is getting equipment to 3⭐️. The last 2 enhances to 5⭐️ cost up to 10M gold.

It’s recommended to work on your top tier carries, especially the Agility carries like Eironn, Athalia, etc. to 5⭐️ T2 equipment as much as possible. Agility carries just can’t do much without T2 gears.

Feel free to independently enhance or strengthen equipment. You don’t have to wait to get them to a specific star level to use the stone.

Factional Gears

While proper faction is a huge bonus, upgrading “wrong faction” mythic gear is still useful as eventually, you are using enough heroes that all gear should be properly assigned. Never upgrade factionless gear.

You generally don’t need Dimensional equipment with the exception of arthur Arthur. If you are getting heavily into PvP, get the Dimensional Agility gears so you can use them for Ukyo/Ezio/Nakoruru.

Effective HP (EHP)

Effective HP is how much damage you can take before you die, accounting for damage resistance.

gear upgrade priority gear

You have once again asked Rowan to tank Shemira and Isabella to buy Izold time to use ultimate (or implode). You can’t RNG dodge magic, so we’ve got to eat it. What gear upgrade would help most?

Considering Rowan’s int chest at level 323:

  • 0* adds 12% EHP; 5* adds 18% EHP
  • T0 adds 12% EHP; T2 adds 13% EHP

In this situation it’s easy to see, stars have a much more significant impact on EHP than Tier.

Gear Stats

afk arena gear priority

Intel Helm doesn’t give Dodge until you get it to T1 so before T1, the value of star upgrading for it is super low.

Opposite, Intel boots give Dodge and Movespeed right from the beginning so it’s best to get stars on them before any other!

T1 strength weapon and chest are not must-have unless it’s a carry like Gwynth. This is because both of them primarily benefit from the PR and PR doesn’t get improved much after getting them to T1.


Pushing powercap, I hit multiple team compositions and I realized I will never have enough T2 gears to keep up with multiple teams. So I wanted to optimize my guild coin and gold spend on gear.

For a data point, hitting 3 comps in 32, I had 35 5* T2 pieces, about 60% of which was properly factioned.

Hopefully after reading this guide, you will find the most optimal way to strengthen your heroes in AFK Arena!

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