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AFK Arena Hero Guide

AFK Arena Hero Guide

This is a guide for all heroes in AFK Arena (excluding common/green ones).

Interested in how good each hero is? then check out the Tier List.

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You can also click on the heroes to go to their hero guide page.


Lightbearers

HeroDescriptionClassRoleSynergyPositionArtifactUnion

Hendrik
Hendrik is a very durable and CC heavy tank. He can also protect one backline ally from fatal damage once per battle.StrengthTank, CCLightbearers, Strong Mages/RangedFrontGraceNo

Lucius
Lucius is a strong support/tank hybrid. He can heal and shield allies, but still take a beating on the frontline. Damage output is low though.StrengthTank (Heal, Shield)Nemora, BrutusFrontDura's DrapeYes

Angelo
Angelo is one of the few pure healers in the game. His heals are quite weak and he does no damage, but his silence can be useful sometimes.IntelligenceSupport (Heal, Silence)TanksBackDura's CallDecent CC with silence.Poor healing & damage.Yes

Belinda
Belinda is a strong burst hero with high crit rate. Her ult can deal a huge amount of damage in a very short window.IntelligenceDamage Dealer (Buffer)Raine, Lyca, Estrilda, ThaneBackDura's EyeHigh burst AoE damage.Useless without her ultimate. Poor survivability. Low energy regenYes

Fawkes
Fawkes is a ranged DPS that can remove buffs & apply debuffs to enemies. He can also lock an enemy inside a coffin for up to 9 seconds, completely taking them out of the battle.AgilityDamage Dealer (CC)LightbearersBackDura's CallYes

Estrilda
Estrilda is a fairly weak tank that can die quite easily, but she makes up for it by providing energy regen & damage reduction to her allies.StrengthTank (Buffer)Belinda, RaineFrontDura's GraceStrong buffsDies too fast for a tank.Yes

Hogan
Hogan is a high HP tank with some decent CC that can be applied quickly. His damage is lacking though compared to other tanks.StrengthTank (CC)Nemora, Angelo, NumisuFrontDura's GraceHigh HP, Quick CCPoor damageYes

Thane
Thane is a glass cannon melee DPS that relies heavily on critical strikes. His ultimate makes him immune to all damage, but he's fairly fragile before level 141.AgilityDamage DealerBelinda, Raine, BrutusBackDura's EyeYes

Raine
Raine is a strong Support/DPS hero that can increase the damage taken by heroes and regen allies energy. Her ult can snowball games, but she's pretty useless on her own.AgilityDamage DealerShemira, Belinda, Silvina, Estrilda, LycaBackDura's CallVery powerful ult that can snowball battles.Useless on her own.Yes

Mirael
Mirael is an anti-magic hero with decent AoE burst damage.IntelligenceDamage DealerRaineBackDura's EyeYes

Morvus
Morvus is a ranged DPS with high sustain AoE damage. He can stun enemies and finish off weak ones.AgilityDamage DealerRaine, BelindaBackDura's EyeYes

Maulers

HeroDescriptionClassRoleSynergyPositionArtifactUnion

Safiya
Safiya is a fire mage capable of casting powerful orbs to destroy her enemies. She can also buff allies and debuff enemies.IntelligenceDPS, Buffer, DebufferMaulersBackDura's CallYes

Khasos
Khasos is a ranged/melee hybrid that provides lifeleech for his allies.StrengthDamage DealerMaulersBack/FrontDura's EyeYes

Brutus
Brutus is an extremely strong melee DPS that can carry teams. His kit includes an immunity shield, life-leech & damage scaling with low HP. He's essential for any team.StrengthSolo CarryAgility/Strength heroesFrontDura's BladeYes

Golus
Golus is a very basic tank. He's capable of taking a lot of damage and can knockback enemies.StrengthTankHealersFrontDura's GraceNo

Ankhira
Ankhira is a squishy hero that can increase her allies physical damage by reducing enemy armor. She can also stun enemies and drain their energy.IntelligenceDamage Dealer (Debuffer, CC)Physical DPS & non-AoE heroesFrontDura's GraceNo

Numisu
Numisu summons totems to aid his allies. The totems can provide healing to his team, and distract enemies by taunting them.IntelligenceSupport (Heal, Buffer)Brutus, Savease, TanksBackDura's CallYes

Saveas
Saveas sacrifices his own health to increase his damage, the more HP he has, the more DPS he does. Although he can take a lot of hits, he still needs to be placed behind a tank on the frontline. Union buff is important.AgilityDamage DealerBrutus, Khasos, NumisuBackDura's EyeYes

Warek
Warek is a DPS/Tank hybrid that can quickly take out an enemy frontline hero with his Bonebreaker, but it can also backfire and get your backline killed.StrengthDamage Dealer (CC)Maulers, LycaFrontDura's GraceNo

Vurk
Vurk is a ranged DPS with good sustain damage, especially when enemies are closer together.AgilityDamage DealerMaulersBackDura's EyeYes

Skreg
Skreg is a unique tank that utilizes his mount to stomp and knockdown enemies.StrengthTank (CC)MaulersFrontDura's GraceNo

Graveborn

HeroDescriptionClassRoleSynergyPositionArtifactUnion

Kelthur
Kelthur is a shuriken wielding DPS hero, capable of displacing enemies and resurrecting as a ghost when he dies.AgilityDPSGravebornAnyEye/BladeNo

Baden
Baden can summon phantoms to vanquish his foes. The more phantoms on the battlefield, the higher his DPS output will be and they'll also reduce his damage taken.AgilityDPS, TankLyca, Estrilda, LuciusAnyGrace/Call/EyeNo

Nara
Nara is a very disruptive hero on the battlefield, capable of using stuns, grips and can drain energy from enemies when they attack her. She can also bypass their defense and invincibility effects.StrengthDPS, TankFeraelFrontGrace/Drape/VitalityNo

Ferael
Ferael is all about control. He can stun enemies and decrease their energy regen. He lacks burst, but his damage can be quite high over longer battles. Many of his top tier skill unlocks are at higher levels.AgilityDPS, CCNaraBackCall/EyeNo

Grezhul
Grezhul can summon undead minions that can distract enemies. He can also provide an anti-magic shield for his allies, this shield absorbs more damage for other graveborns.StrengthTank, Anti-Magic ShieldGraveborn, LuciusFrontGrace/Drape/VitalityYes

Isabella
Isabella leeches life from her own allies to increase her damage. She can help nuke down weak targets for a fast kill.IntelligenceDPSRaine, Silvina, Thoran, NiruBackEye/BladeYes

Shemira
Shemira is a powerful mage capable of dealing massive AoE damage to enemies, while also leeching life from them. She can also silence one enemy mage.IntelligenceDPS, CC, AoERaine, LycaBackBlade/Call/Eye/GraceNo

Thoran
Thoran is a tank that can self-resurrect once when killed during a battle. He will do more damage to lower level enemies and can redirect damage to the weakest enemy.StrengthTankIsabella, Athalia, Niru, SilvinaFrontGrace/Drape/VitalityYes

Niru
Niru is a mage that can tank enemies and heal allies with his lifeleech. He grows in strength when an enemy is killed.IntelligenceDPS, HealerIsabella, Silvina, ThoranFrontGraceNo

Silvina
Silvina is an assassin style hero that can nuke down mages at the start of the game.AgilityDPS, BurstRaine, Isabella, ThoranAnyEyeYes

Vedan
Vedan is a strong melee that can overwhelm enemies with his lifeleech and burst damage. He cannot be attacked while he's using his ult.AgilityDPS, TankCC HeroesAnyGrace/Call/Blade/EyeYes

Wilders

HeroDescriptionClassRoleSynergyPositionArtifactUnion

Eironn
Eironn is a melee DPS that can pull enemies towards him, summon tornadoes and deal increased damage to shielded enemies.AgilityDPSBrutus, Ezizh, ThaneAnyDura's GraceNo

Ira
Ira can debuff enemies and has an ult that can kill enemies quickly if there is fewer of them to target.AgilityDamage Dealer (Debuffer)Brutus, Belinda, Raine, Lyca, Tasi, NemoraBack Top/BottomDura's CallYes

Kaz
Kaz is hero that relies heavily on dodging enemy attacks. She can act as a tank and excels in long battles.AgilityDamage DealerNemora, LuciusFront/BackDura's GraceYes

Lyca
Lyca is a support that can provide her team with a strong opener. She can buff allies and give them energy.AgilityDamage Dealer (Buffer)Nemora, Arden, Raine, Tasi, ShemiraBack/FrontDura's DrapeYes

Nemora
Nemora is the best healer in the game. Her charm CC is also extremely strong, and she has a lot of HP for a non-tank hero.IntelligenceSupport (Heal, CC)Lyca, Tasi, Arden, Brutus, LuciusBack/FrontDura's Eye/Dura's GraceYes

Ogi
Ogi is a weak tank with decent CC. He relies heavily on being backed up by strong DPS.StrengthDamage Dealer (CC)Strong DPSFrontDura's GraceYes

Seirus
Seirus is a tank that can deal good AoE damage and CC them for a small period of time.StrengthTank (CC)WildersFrontDura's GraceNo

Arden
Arden is a support with one of the best CCs in the game that can root up to 3 enemies at the same time.IntelligenceSupport (CC)Lyca, NemoraBackDura's CallYes

Tasi
Tasi is a support hero with powerful CC that teleport away from enemies. Her ult can lockdown an entire team, and she can also banish the strongest enemy at the start of the game.IntelligenceSupport (CC, Heal)Lyca, NemoraBackDura's CallYes

Ulmus
Ulmus is the jack of all trades, master of none. He can fulfil any role for your team.StrengthTank, DPS, Heal, CCWildersAnyGrace/DrapeYes

Celestials

HeroDescriptionClassRoleSynergyPositionArtifactUnion

Athalia
Athalia is a unique melee assassin. She will instantly attack the enemy opposite it her with burst damage, making her positioning very important. She takes less damage when more allies are alive.AgilityDamage Dealer (CC)Brutus, RaineFront/BackDura's EyeNo

Hypogean

HeroDescriptionClassRoleSynergyPositionArtifactUnion

Ezizh
Ezizh is the only playable hypogean hero in the game. He provides passive energy regen, a mind control and can delay enemies ultimate abilities.StrengthSupport, Tank (CC)LycaFront/BackDura's EyeNo

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DeviousAngel69

Wohoooooo counters NEMORA!!!!???? I cant find anything ANYWHERE!! Please help 😩😞

Cherry Boy
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Cherry Boy

There’s one hero that’s missing right? Kelthur?

Zaireen
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Zaireen

Yes, Hendrik is already added but Kelthur is missing.

p3nf0ld
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p3nf0ld

God bless this website! It helped me understand more!

Jahoby Jones
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Jahoby Jones

Hey whoever makes this site thank you so much smile super freakin helpful. Just wanted to let you guys know Ulmus’s description has a small spelling error: “Ulmus can perform ALSO every role in the game”, I’m guessing ya’ll meant “Ulmus can perform ALMOST every role in the game”

rnyl
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rnyl

Lyca’s link when clicking on her leads to kaz’s detailed guide

RubbingMint
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RubbingMint

Hi guys! I can’t get over on Dark Forest/ Arcane Labyrinth (floor 3, is my pre last battle and the enemy team has: Seirus, Lucius, Belinda, Nemora and Tasi)??? What ever I’m trying it doesn’t seem to work.. Help please? Which hero setup can I use?
Thanks a lot!

Nik
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Nik

What setup or formation do you use and what are the levels and overall power of the team

Eclip5e
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Eclip5e

There is a spelling mistake for Grezhul: “summon undead minions which will distact enemies.”, it should be “distract” though.

S-Ira-ce
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S-Ira-ce

Any chance of heroes moving up in tier?

Resticon
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Resticon

Why would Vedan need Dura’s Grace? It only shields heroes when they use their Ult and he already can’t be attacked for several seconds when he uses his.

Guill@ume
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Guill@ume

Thank you for this site, it helps me a lot to understand and progress!
Have you planned a guild for Lyca?

Louis
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Louis

Love the effort of putting up guides and fixing stuff here. A big thumbs up for the guy who’s doing all of these. I hope someone will explain how does Estrilda’s damage reduction work. It doesn’t seem to have any effect. I’m at 11-33. Been Playing for Almost a month and barely 2 weeks. I have mythic Brutos lvl 160, Mythic Estrilda lvl 141, Legend+ Sylvina lvl 127, Legend Mireal lvl 127, Legend Raine lvl 127. I’m planning go for 4 light and Brutos. Any suggestions for a better line up?

N1CKK1LL3R
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N1CKK1LL3R

the the first Hypogean hero is out now

Ben
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Ben

Keep it on for posting more guides!
Thanks for the effort!

Nate44477
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Nate44477

Is there a way to get kaz quickly without it being in the shop

Kecske
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Kecske

Lyca isn’t intelligence class!

Floobsie
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Floobsie

There’s a mistake with Isabella’s description
“Isabella is leeches…”
When it should be
“Isabella leeches…”

Just wanted to let you guys know smile

Eddy
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Eddy

Where is Arden?!

Corbillion
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Corbillion

You have Isabella down as a melee damage dealer.

Steven Buchanan
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Steven Buchanan

Will there be more specific Hero guides like the ones for Brutis, Shemira, and Tasi? It would be great to have them for all the mythic heroes at least.

Hish
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Hish

Angelo is definitely a Lightbearer.