AFK Arena PvP Guide

In this guide, we are going to give you the best advice on building your own PvP teams for different stages of AFK Arena.

If you are looking for details regarding certain team formations, please take a look at the best team formations page!

Guide by Arty, Alpattex, and maxinthe.

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PvP Team Comps

NameTeamDescription
Early Game
Super Early
Rowan, Rosaline, and Belinda all have stuns which are sufficiently impactful.
Late Phase
daimon
This phase of PvP will mostly be dominated by levels so don't get down if you can't win tough fights.
Mid Game
Eironn Team
When attempting to counter this team, disrupt Eironn primarily either through Athalia/Nara.
Replacements:
Ainz TeamAlbedo
Anz
When attempting to counter this team, try to Lorsan link the enemy Ainz and use Gwyneth or high levels of burst to kill Ainz!
Lategame
Budget Burst
When countering this formation, use strong damage resistant heroes like Thoran or Talene, or interrupt Eironn and Gwyneth with early disruption such as Athalia, Nara, or Nakoruru.
Replacements: 
Dimensional ComparthurAlbedo
Anz
When countering this comp, use high burst heroes like Gwyneth paired with a Lorsan link on Ainz to try and immediately shut down the DPS.
Godcomp
When countering this team, mirror the formation but remove Talene for Saurus or use Burst, and DPS the non-Talene side.
Endgame
Meta Burst
Zaphrael
The goal is to quickly burst down the enemies before they have a chance to interact.
- Good against all slower teams.
- Bad against Heavy sustain and tankiness.
Alna Burstalna
Zaphrael
The goal is to quickly burst down the enemies before they have a chance to interact.
- Good against all slower teams.
- Bad against Heavy sustain and tankiness.
Five Bursttidus
The goal is to quickly burst down the enemies before they have a chance to interact.
- Good against all slower teams.
- Bad against Heavy sustain and tankiness.
God Comp
These comps are focused around cycling through ultimate abilities through high rates of energy gain.
- Good against slow-paced teams.
- Bad against heavy burst.
Saurus Cycle
These comps are focused around cycling through ultimate abilities through high rates of energy gain.
- Good against slow-paced teams.
- Bad against heavy burst.
Alna Cyclealna
mortas
These comps are focused around cycling through ultimate abilities through high rates of energy gain.
- Good against slow-paced teams.
- Bad against heavy burst.
Nuke CycleAlbedo
Anz
These comps are focused around cycling through ultimate abilities through high rates of energy gain.
- Good against slow-paced teams.
- Bad against heavy burst.
Stomp Comp
floraMezoth
This team is focused around sustaining and tanking through any burst and winning through higher HP bars.
Good against Any burst team.
Bad against percent based DPS or better mid-fight synergy
Anti BurstMezoth
flora
This team is focused around sustaining and tanking through any burst and winning through higher HP bars.
Good against Any burst team.
Bad against percent based DPS or better mid-fight synergy
Standard DimsarthurAlbedo
Anz
These comps utilize Ainz's overpowered kit to force through the opposition.
- Good against anything that cannot stop Ainz.
- Bad against Burst and Gwyn
Anti-AlnaarthurAlbedo
Anzflora
These comps utilize Ainz's overpowered kit to force through the opposition.
- Good against anything that cannot stop Ainz.
- Bad against Burst and Gwyn
Alternative DimsarthurAlbedo
AnzEzio
These comps utilize Ainz's overpowered kit to force through the opposition.
- Good against anything that cannot stop Ainz.
- Bad against Burst and Gwyn
Backline Disruption
An older team but still very effective in disrupting enemy backlines!
- Good against slower backlines.
- Bad against Control Immunity.
Gwyneth Comparthur
Nearly a mirror to the common PvE Gwyn comp teams, this team attempts to mirror the exact same concept.
- Good against stationary backlines
- Weak against invade.
Mauler Invade
tidus
A bit more niche, this team revolves around the innate mauler synergies, this could just be considered a full mauler comp at its peak.
- Good against slower backline
- Bad against Prolonged fights and Control.

The AFK Arena PvP Guide

Early-Game Stage

From the beginning to hero level 1 → 240.

At this point, PVP should NEVER be your focus. You should naturally push PVE and have PVP grow as a response.

Do not build heroes only for PVP unless you’re a high-end spender looking to compete at the highest level on your server.

For general team camps, you should always include your carry within your arena team for attack and defense, levels are the single most important thing in early game PvP, when developing an early game PvP team, build around your carry.

Using Belinda? Try to add Rowan and Rosaline.

Using Eironn? Try to include Lyca and Tasi.

Focus on synergies over ascensions unless the ascensions ALSO include a Level. difference.

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Focus on building a basic 1 DPS, 2 Tank, 2 Support Team Formation.

And within this basic core, aim for 1-2 heroes who provide Crowd Control skills to the enemies.

An example Belinda team super early on would be:

There isn’t a ton of CC here but Rowan, Rosaline, and Belinda all have stuns which are impactfuL enough.

Geared more towards the later phases of early PvP, a daimon Daimon carry team may look like: daimon

This phase of PvP will mostly be dominated by levels so don’t get down if you can’t win tough fights.

Mid-Game Stage

Players between level 240 → Chapter 32.

Most of this region of PvP is dominated by two heroes, Eironn or Anz Ainz.

This is where early and mid-game investments will shine!

A good Eironn comp is near unbeatable at this phase in the game except for raw levels or an even better Ainz camp.

The two meta teams will look like this:

Eironn Team

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When attempting to counter this team, disrupt Eironn, primarily either through Athalia/ Nara.

Ainz Team

Albedo Anz

(Note that Ainz can also substitute into Eironn comp in the 5th slot)

When attempting to counter this team, try to Lorsan Link the enemy Ainz and use Gywneth or high levels of burst to kill Ainz.

There is currently no strong way to counter these teams besides a better one of your own for mid-game PvP.

However, my suggestion for those with lesser-built carries is to try and stick to the formula of 1 DPS, 3 Support, 1 Tank.

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Note that in the meta teams, supports usually also perform the role of tanks.

Late & End-Game Stage

This is where players tend to actually focus on PvP.

For single arena, the meta teams tend to stick to move invested mid-game teams, with the addition usually of energy cycle teams, also known as “God Comp”.

These teams are usually extensions of strong PvE teams, however some may pivot more into PvP for the Legend’s Championship.

The teams start to move up in power level towards budget top PvP options, usuaLLy Looking Like one of these three sets:

Budget Burst

 

When countering this formation use strong damage resistant heroes Like Thoran or Talene, or interrupt Eironn and Gwyneth with early disruption such as Athalia, Nara, or Nakoruru.

Dimensional Comp

arthurAlbedo Anz

When countering this comp, use high burst heroes like Gwyneth paired with a Lorsan link on Ainz to try and immediately shut down the DPS.

God Comp

When countering this team, mirror the formation but remove Talene for Saurus or use Burst, and DPS the non Talene side.

Challenger’s Arena

Challenger’s Arena is basic 3v3 PvP, the goal is to beat two of three teams.

I will go over formation shells in a bit, but I suggest each player as a baseline makes 2 evenly powered teams, and as they progress they can evolve these teams into a solid 3, when attacking, put your strongest against their second strongest, and your second team into their weakest.

If a player puts all their resources into one team, you can simply ignore it.

Help per lineup is on an individual basis, so push this arena every day, and learn your matchups for what counters your specific opponents.

There’s no punishment for losing in challengers.

Advanced PvP & Legend Championship

This is the pinnacle of PvP, the top players in each region battling it out, it’s how many know of masterful players Like Syphon, Fishstix, Nice Face, Hashimaru, YooDumFuk, etc.

The secret to this mode is that it’s locked behind a sturdy paywall to fight for the top, needing high-level top tier heroes, Elder Tree, Signature Items, and Furniture investment.

Still, there are many concepts players can take away as well as meta snapshots for what’s on top of the meta.

First of all, i’ll explain the basic PvP Rock Paper Scissors for Legend Championship. The core principle is:

  • Burst Teams will beat Energy Cycle Teams
  • Energy Cycle teams will beat Stall Teams
  • Stall Teams will Beat Burst teams

This formatting applies to most variants of these teams, however, there are a few exceptions, especially with the addition of the new dimensional team.

alna Alna within energy cycle teams tends to beat burst, so you have to then use a dimensional team to beat it or force burst to remove resources.

This is the most complex part of PvP to grasp, and only a splash of the real thing.

Here is a snapshot of the meta teams as of patch 1.54, aka Alna patch. There will be some changes likely in patch 1.55 with Athalia’s rework as a potential Ainz counter.

Legend Championship current meta

Formation Shells

This is what makes up a PvP team, similar to how PvE has .et shells for heroes, as does PvP.

Usually, the shell is a required part of a team, but in some cases, I’ll give budget examples and explain how to round out a team.

These are our key to success in PvP as a whole, including Heroes of Esperia.

Burst Teams

This team revolves around the core of Eironn and Lyca, usually, the third core hero is Zolrath, but for many budget players, you’ll instead exclude Zolrath for other common parts of the team.

The goal is to quickly burst down enemies before they have a chance to interact.

The common inclusions added ith Eironn and Lyca includes Zaphrael Zaphrael, Gwyneth, Lorsan, Athalia, Nakoruru, Estrilda, Kaz, Saurus, alna Alna, or Lucretia Lucretia

You can even turn this team into a Safiya Eironn or 5 Pull Eironn Skriath team.

  • Good against: All Slower Teams
  • Bad against: Heavy Sustain and Tankiness.

Energy Cycle Teams

This team is focused around cycling through ultimate abilities through high rates of energy gain, the core consists of Rowan,Twins, and Ezizh.

For players without Ezizh, Rosaline or Oden Oden does moderate as well.

The goal is to not let your opponent ultimate frequently if at all.

Other common additions may include Talene, Saurus, or Lucretia Lucretia + Tasi, Anz Ainz + Albedo Albedo, or alna Alna + mortas Mortas.

Some budget DPS like Ferael may also see success.

  • Good against: Slow-paced Teams.
  • Bad against: Heavy Burst

Stall Teams

This team is focused on sustaining and tanking through any burst and winning through higher health bars.

The core generally consists of flora Flora, Talene, and Mezoth Mezoth, however Mezoth can be substituted by another tank such as Thoran.

The rest of the team is usually rounded out by anti-burst options, such as Orthros, Tasi, alna Alna, Ezio Ezio, Skreg, Nemora, Wukong or Albedo Albedo may see success.

  • Good against: Any burst team.
  • Bad against: Percent based DPS or Better mid-fight Synergy.

Dimentional Teams

Anz Ainz is broken, and this team is simply meant to utilize his nature to force through the opposition!

The core here would be Anz Ainz, Albedo Albedo, and arthur Arthur.

If you do not have Albedo, Ainz is best meant for the energy cycle.

The rest of the team can be lied out with a multitude of heroes, including all other Dimensional Dimensionals, Talene, flora Flora, Rowan, Orthros, Ezizh, mortas Mortas, Tasi, or Numisu.

  • Good against: Anything that cannot stop Ainz
  • Bad against: Burst and Gwyneth

Backline Disruption

This is an older team but still very effective regarding PvP!

The basis of the team is to use Nara and Athalia to disrupt enemy backlines and usually consists of support for this like Ferael, Thoran, Wu kong, Talene, Orthros, Mezoth Mezoth, Oden Oden, daimon Daimon, or any other forms of disruption.

  • Good against: Slower Backlines
  • Bad against: Control Immunity

Mauler Invade

A bit more niche, this team revolves around the innate mauler synergies, this could just be considered a full mauler comp at its peak.

This core revolves around Skreg, tidus Tidus, and Numisu, but any Mauler can fit into this team besides Warek and Khasos, with a special mention to Antandra post 1.55 patch.

Other invaders like Athalia, cecilla Cecilia, or Kelthur may fit as well.

  • Good against: Slower Backlines
  • Bad against: Prolonged fights and control

Izold Teams

Although the hero is fantastic in PvE, in PvP Izold tends to struggle a bit.

However, that does not mean he doesn’t work and is a solid attacking option for budget players.

His pairings usually include afk arena silas Silas, Hendrik, Nara, Athalia, Ferael, Lorsan, Nemora, Oden Oden, pippa Pippa, alna Alna, Grezhul, or Talene.

This will likely be one of your weaker teams so play around that. Daimon can also fill Izold’s Role.

  • Good against: Low burst teams.
  • Bad against: Prolonged fights and control.

Gwyneth Comp

Nearly a mirror to the common PvE Gwyn comp teams, this team attempts to mirror the exact same concept.

With the core of Gwyneth, Rosaline, and arthur Arthur along with common substitutions including Estrilda, Hendrik, joker Joker, Fawkes, mortas Mortas, tidus Tidus, Lorsan, or Lyca

  • Good against: Low burst teams.
  • Bad against: Prolonged fights and control.

There are other team formations that can function well in PvP!

These are just some of the example cores to help players within their many levels of PvP.

Obviously, the PvP scape is always evolving with new heroes so within say 6 months, parts of this guide may be outdated. The core concepts though still remain.

If you have no idea how to build a PvP team, follow the formulas for each portion of the game.

AFK Arena PvP FAQs

When should I focus on PvP?

I wouldn’t have PvP as your primary focus until later chapters such as 34+.

Until that point you want as much PvE investment as possible until levels are your primary limiting factor.

Is there a PvP tier List?

The PvP meta is constantly changing. Make sure you check out our tier list to keep being updated!

What Should my Elder Tree look Like?

Just simply keep it to a standard PvE elder tree!

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