The Elder Tree is the place where you can increase the stats and unlock new skills/abilities for each specific class in AFK Arena.
As you level up the Elter Tree, all of the Heroes linked to the tree will be powered up. Special skills for different hero classes will also get unlocked.
The Elder Tree is unlocked from Campaign Chapter 8-40.
The Elder Tree Tier List
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|5||B||Good effect and duration but being cast only once during early battle might not have a great impact|
|15||A||Decent sustain effect with a moderate cooldown|
|25||B||Considering the cooldown, cc immunity is not reliable and gained energy over a minute is less than a quarter of an ultimate|
|5||S||Great effect, no cooldown; easily the best level 5 ability across the board|
|15||C||The effect appears weak, but maybe in long battles, it will make a difference|
|25||C||A once per batt e weak effect triggered when you’re almost dead|
|5||B||The effect can be either good or useless, but due to the popularity of shields it will more often than not see use in battle|
|15||B||Good effect but the shield is too weak to justify the long(est) cooldown and short duration|
|25||C||The effect and duration are rather weak for a once per battle ability (that will be cast early on)|
|5||C||Not bad not reliable either; sometimes it might save the tank, but it’s weak to burst|
|15||A||Even if the tank gets burst down early on he won’t go down without AoE damage for 9% of enemy health plus debuff|
|25||B||Has multiple chances during a battle to keep a tank alive|
|5||C||Mediocre to good ability held back by its once per battle cast|
|15||S||Great effect on a short cooldown, although it won’t work versus bosses|
|25||A||A good ability that can be great situationally, versus enemies with summons;won’t work versus bosses|
Quick Look at Elder Tree Skills
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|5||Support heroes casting ultimate for the first time||The most injured ally gains a shield equal to 220% of the support attack rating||7s||Once per battle|
|15||Support heroes healing an ally||Support hero also heals the most injured ally for 100% of support hero attack rating||Instant||10s|
|25||Every 15 seconds||Recovers 6% Energy and be immune to CC||Instant/1.5s||15s|
|5||Mage heroes casting ultimate||Attack Rating +10%||3s||No Cooldown|
|15||Mage heroes casting ultimate||All allies recover 3% Energy (1% of used more than once within 10s)||Instant||No Cooldown|
|25||Mage HP drops below 30% for the first time||Recovers 4% Energy and be immune to CC||Instant/1.5s||Once per battle|
|5||Every 11s, vs shields||Deals additional 180% damage against shield||Instant||11s|
|15||Every time an enemy casts ultimate||Gains a shield equal to 15% of their max HP||3s||16s|
|25||Warriors casting ultimate for the first time||Gains 14 Life Leech||3s||Once per battle|
|5||Tank HP drops below 30% for the first time||Recovers 2.5% max HP per second||10s||Once per battle|
|15||Every time tank losses 30% of max HP||Casts a shockwave causing (3% enemy max HP) damage, lowering their haste by 3%||Instant/3s||No Cooldown|
|25||Every time tank get healed by an ally||Recovers 9% max HP per second||Instant||11s|
|5||Ranger HP drops below 50% for the first time||Dodge +80 Haste +10||6s||Once per battle|
|15||Attacks an enemy whose HP is below 50%||Damage dealt +140% (cannot be dodged)||Instant||3s|
|25||Attacks an enemy within 5s before its death||Recovers 4% max HP per second, Dodge +80||Instant/6s||No Cooldown|
In order to level up the Elder Tree, players need to use Flawless Droplets.
The Flawless Droplets can be obtained when you acquire an Elite Hero for the first time. The previously acquired & ascended Heroes also count.
Similar to Resonating Crystal, the level cap is based on the number of Heroes you have in your bag.
The Elder tree has 5 branches, which represent to 5 classes in AFK Arena: Tank, Warrior, Ranger, Mage & Support. They are called the “Dura’s Virtues”
Similar to Signature Items, Dura’s Virtues give all of the Heroes in each class extra stats as well as special skills.
The Dura’s Virtues feature is unlocked after campaign Chapter 12. Players also need to upgrade the Elder Tree to level 15 in order to unlock this feature.
Leveling up a virtue will increase the stats of all Heroes in that specific class. Players can level up each Dura’s Virtue branch by using the Twisted Essence.
New skills unlocked at virtue level 5, 15 and 25.
How to obtain Twisted Essence?
- The new Twisted Realm in Guild building.
- Campaign AFK Rewards.
Dura’s Celerity (Ranger Heroes)
Available for: Fawkes, Thane, Gwyneth, Vurk, Tidus, Kaz, Lyca, Eironn, Ferael, Kelthur, Athalia.
|Impending Danger||Level 5||When Heroes HP falls below 50% for the first time, increase their Dodge by 80 points & Haste by 10 points for 6 seconds.|
|Maim||Level 15||After dealing damage to the enemies having less than 50%, heroes having this buff will be able to deal 40% extra damage to the target (cannot be dodged). This buff can only be activated once every 3 seconds.|
|Rapid Surge||Level 25||Dealing damage to enemies 5 seconds before their death, the blessed Heroes will recover 4% of the max HP instantly, Haste increased by 80 points for 4 seconds.|
Dura’s Fortitude (Tank Heroes)
Available for: Lucius, Hendrik, Brutus, Skreg, Ulmus, Gorvo, Grezhul, Thoran, Arthur, Orthros.
|Clawback||Level 5||When the HP of the Heroes falls below 30% for the first time, recover 2.5% of their max HP every second for 10s.|
|Sundering Slam||Level 15||Heroes receiving this blessing unleashes a shockwave every time they lose 30% of the max HP. The shockwave deals an amount of AoE damage which equals 3% of the enemy max HP. Affected enemies lose 30 Haste points for 3 seconds.|
|Life Flash||Level 25||Heroes recover an additional 9% of their max HP every time being healed by allies. The buff can only be triggered once every 11s.|
Dura’s Might (Warrior Heroes)
Available for: Estrilda, Rigby, Khasos, Warek, Antandra, Seirus, Nara, Baden, Izold, Zolrath, Wu Kong.
|Shattering Force||Level 5||Heroes will be able to deal 180% additional damage against enemies using shields or HP barriers. Can be activated once every 11s|
|Shield of Fortitude||Level 15||Heroes receive a shield that can take an amount of damage equal to 15% of their max HP for 3s whenever an enemy casts the Ultimate. Can only be triggered once every 16s.|
|Blood Thirst||Level 25||Increase Life Leech by 14 points for 3s when the Heroes cast their Ultimates the first time.|
Dura’s Sorcery (Mage)
Available for: Belinda, Safiya, Satrana, Lorsan, Shemira, Isabella, Mehira, Skriath, Khazard.
|Astral Focus||Level 5||Increase Heroes’ Attack Rating by 10% for 3s every time they cast their Ultimates.|
|Astral Tide||Level 15||When the Heroes cast their Ultimate, all allies will recover 30 Energy immediately. If any Hero receives this effect multiple times within 10s, its effectiveness decreased by 60%.|
|Power Surge||Level 25||Heroes recover 40 Energy when their HP falls under 30% for the first time, become immune to crowd control abilities for 1.5s|
Dura’s Sorcery (Support)
Available for Raine, Rowan, Rosaline, Numisu, Nemora, Tasi, Ezizh, Elijah & Lailah, Talene.
|Savior’s Gift||Level 5||Give the most injured ally a protective shield that can mitigate an amount of damage equal to 7x(own attack rating) for 220s when the Hero casts their Ultimate for the first time.|
|Life Kindle||Level 15||When a Hero heals an ally, they will also heal the most injured ally for an amount of HP that equals 100 worth of the caster’s Attack Rating. Can only be triggered once every 10s for each Hero.|
|Defiance||Level 25||Recover 60 Energy Points after the first 15s of the battle and make heroes immune to CC for 1.5s.|