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Endgame Tier List

Endgame Tier List

Patch 1.25

Overview

Updated: 29/09/2019

This is an experimental hero tier list for endgame content. It assumes that heroes are Level 240+. 5* Ascended, Full Mythic Gear, and have Signature Items unlocked. Level 240 is possibly too low for PvE, but it’s what the Legends’ Championship is scaled to.

This list is intended to give you an insight into the overall value of each hero for progression. As with any tier list, it’s entirely subjective. There are certainly some ratings that are debatable and almost all of the heroes are viable at endgame. This is especially true now that signature items have been added. There are no *bad* heroes (except Skreg RIP).

Notes

The heroes are ranked from S+ (highest) to F (Lowest).
Athalia is by far the most valuable hero for progress.
Shemira is still good, but her overall value is diminished at endgame.
Brutus is not the hard carry that he once was, but his immunity is still very strong.
Raine can be good, but she’s far too niche to be used consistently.
You’ll reach a point when you don’t need a healer for Wrizz.
Currently Elijah & Lailah, Mehira, Zolrath, and Orthros are not realistically obtainable without spending a lot of money at the Stargazer.

HeroOverallPvEPvPLabWrizzSoren

Athalia
S+S+S+S+S+S+CelestialsDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Elijah & Lailah
S+S+S+S+S+S+CelestialsDPS, SupportMage, MeleeIntelligenceAscended

Lucius
S+S+S+S+SS+LightbearersSupport, TankMeleeStrengthAscended

Nemora
S+S+S+S+SSWildersHealer, CCMageIntelligence Ascended

Lyca
S+S+S+S+SSWildersDPS, BufferRangedAgilityAscended

Brutus
S+S+S+S+AAMaulersTank, DPS, AoEMeleeStrengthAscended

Tasi
S+S+S+S+FFWildersSupport, CCMageIntelligenceAscended

Rowan
S+S+S+SS+S+LightbearersSupport, HealerMageIntelligenceAscended

Ferael
SS+S+SSSGravebornDPS, CC, AoERangedAgilityAscended

Shemira
SSSSS+S+GravebornDPS, AoEMageIntelligenceAscended

Eironn
SS+S+SSSWildersDPS, CCMeleeAgilityAscended

Gwyneth
SS+SSS+SLightbearersDPS, CCRangedStrengthAscended

Rosaline
SSSS-S+S+LightbearersSupport, HealerMageIntelligenceAscended

Safiya
SSS-S-S+S+MaulersDPS, Buffer, DebufferMageIntelligenceAscended

Nara
SS+SABBGravebornTank, DPSMeleeStrengthAscended

Belinda
SSSSSALightbearersDPS, Buffer, AoEMageIntelligenceAscended

Fawkes
SSSS-SALightbearersDPS, CCRangedAgilityAscended

Orthros
SSSSAACelestialsTank, DebufferMeleeStrengthAscended

Kaz
S-S-SS+S+S+WildersDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Isabella
S-S-A+S-SSGravebornDPSMageIntelligenceAscended

Mehira
S-S-S-S-AAHypogeanDPS, CCMageIntelligenceAscended

Ezizh
S-SSSAAHypogeanDPS, Tank, CC, BufferMeleeStrengthAscended

Lorsan
A+A+A+A+S+S+WildersDPS, DebufferMageIntelligenceAscended

Khasos
A+S-A+ASSMaulersDPS, BufferMelee, RangedStrengthAscended

Estrilda
A+A+SBSALightbearersTank, BufferMeleeStrengthAscended

Ulmus
A+A+SA+BBWildersTank, DPS, CC, HealMelee, RangedStrengthAscended

Seirus
A+A+SSDDWildersTank, CCMeleeStrengthAscended

Antandra
AASABBMaulersTankMeleeAgilityAscended

Warek
AASASSMaulersDPS, TankMeleeStrengthAscended

Thane
AA+AAS+S+LightbearersDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Kelthur
AA+A+AAAGravebornDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Satrana
AAAAAAMaulersDPSMageIntelligenceAscended

Hendrik
AAS-ABALightbearersTankMeleeStrengthAscended

Skreg
AA+AACCMaulersTank, CCMeleeStrengthAscended

Baden
A-BBSS+S+GravebornDPS, TankMeleeAgilityAscended

Vurk
A-SASSAMaulersDPSRangedAgilityAscended

Numisu
A-A-A+BASMaulersSupport, Healer, BufferMageIntelligenceAscended

Grezhul
A-A-ABSSGravebornTank, BufferMeleeStrengthAscended

Zolrath
B+B+AB+B+B+HypogeanDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Raine
BBBASALightbearersDPS, Support, DebufferRangedAgilityAscended

Gorvo
BBBABBWildersTankMeleeStrengthAscended

Thoran
BBABEEGravebornTankMeleeStrengthAscended

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Falcon
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Falcon

Hello! I just had Belinda and Gwyneth, which is best as DPS ? My team is 4 Light and Nemora as healer. Ty smile

dash
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dash

over time, i would say gwyneth but belindas ultimate can wipe out half an enemy team. also, gwyneths ultimate only works if there are enemies on the other side of the battlefield, so keep that in mind.

Lucius
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Lucius

Some heroes who are underwhelming early on become much better than expected at endgame, like Estrilda, in some of my battle, she takes almost twice the damage that Lucius takes, and the team buff just keeps getting, better, Fawkes now sometimes put out damage similar to Belinda, and faction bonus keeps getting more and more important later on.

TheKillingJoke
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TheKillingJoke

Which is the current meta team for endgame?

BlackBacon
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BlackBacon

The most successful teams I’ve seen have been either mostly or all lightbearers. They just have such strong synergy. Check out this recent Reddit post.

https://www.reddit.com/r/afkarena/comments/dg9rnx/late_game_full_lightbearers_team_guide/

TheKillingJoke
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TheKillingJoke

Thank you

BlackBacon
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BlackBacon

Team synergy is incredibly important to push further in the campaign/tower, especially at endgame when you can no longer overlevel your carry and survive just long enough for them to ult. The meta shifts and as a result so does the usefulness of several heroes. Brutus, for example, is a staple of the stall game early on, but at endgame is often replaced for several reasons. -The mauler faction, as a whole, makes the worst team comp (check your faction tower leaderboard if you don’t believe me). Picking an in-faction tank will make everyone else better. -Besides being an wall… Read more »

Lucius
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Lucius

Some heroes who are underwhelming early on become much better than expected at endgame, like Estrilda, in some of my battle, she takes almost twice the damage that Lucius takes, and the team buff just keeps getting, better, Fawkes now sometimes put out damage similar to Belinda, and faction bonus keeps getting more and more important later on.

Oopsie
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Oopsie

I think the list underestimate some heroes when they reach 30lv signatures: grezhul, isabella, thoran(?wtf thoran have B at pve in late game)

BlackBacon
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BlackBacon

Thoran + Athalia or Nara can net you a really quick kill on the lowest hp unit. He’s definitely underestimated.

Das
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Das

Between Serius, Kaz, and Eironn, who would you fodder if you really had to? I have a ton of Wilders (including ascended Lyca, Nemora, and Tasi) and cant use or grow all of them.

dash
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dash

Serius. The other two are amazing.

Mash
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Mash

Agree with this. I wouldn’t food any of them, since Serius can play some really cool niche roles in late game PVP, but if you gotta do it, then food Serius WAY before Eironn or Kaz.

Tanjiro
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Tanjiro

What is the best team comp for Wrizz and Soren?

BlackBacon
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BlackBacon

Wrizz is probably something like:
Elijah & Lailah, Belinda, Rosaline, Raine, Rowan

This gives you a full LB faction bonus & allows Belinda to machine gun her ult which deals additional damage to Maulers.

Soren is a bit different as avoiding his CC can be tricky. You need minions &/or shielding.

Elija & lailah, Baden, Lucius, Belinda, & Rowan would probably do pretty well together. If Soren targets baden’s minions with his 1st scream (50/50 chance) I think Lucius would permashield you for the rest of the fight.

BlackBacon
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BlackBacon

What’s up with the low PVE rating of endgame Grezhul? He’s arguably the best graveborn for PVE/Lab past 240.

Ascended Grezhul with a +20 Sig:
-is practically immortal with a great health pool & self healing
-distracts enemies with a stream of minions
-has an aoe cc ult that can interrupt enemy ults
-passively reduces magic damage dealt to the entire party (30% for graveborn including himself & 15% for non-graveborn)
-occasionally shields an ally & reduces enemy energy when it breaks
-steals 15% def & attack from his target
-does surprisingly decent damage for a tank

Lucius
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Lucius

I agree, Grezhul is amazing, his attack motion is also very cool

Miki Troy
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Miki Troy

I hate to look at these kind of tier list, because really, each hero has his weakness and stenght, and counters. Some heroes will be really good in certain match ups, in certain synergies, while some godlike heroes will be bad in certain match ups. The only one that are good in almost all situations are Elijah & Lailah, and Athalia, can’t deny this.

KnightSir
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KnightSir

Where da bard at?

Mash
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Mash

This is an end game tier list; ‘da bard’ caps at level 160 and can’t even level to end game, much less rate in a tier list.

Denis
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Denis

More than a week since patch 1.24 and still on patch 1.22….

Azeron
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Azeron

Where is Antandra tho. Im (kinda) new and just pulled her

Desint Madder
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Desint Madder

shes pretty new

GentilDim
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GentilDim

Is SKreg that bad endgame ? Not gonna lie he REALLY allowed me to climb up til my current heroes lvl (200+) in PVE like there’s no tomorrow I invested a lot on him <_< And found he was the best of my frontlines so far sad His sustain and dmg combined…anyway I'm sad now, thanks for the datas so I can correct my endgame champs pool and anticipate it better grin

Some Guy
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Some Guy

He still useful, this is based on maxed heroes comparison and their power oppose to combinations of heroes.

Mash
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Mash

He just can’t keep up with the current damage meta, but I agree, he’s a cool hero, and it looks like he’s getting a rework soon, so keep your head up!

Vijet
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Vijet

Is brutus really S+?
I’m not in endgame, but legends championship damage charts make him seem mediocre. Frankly, this could be a consequence of maulers having a relatively weak team…

Brah
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Brah

He’s a tank bro

Mash
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Mash

His *overall* survive/damage ratio is unparalleled in this game.

Kyle
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Kyle

This list needs a better ‘spread’ of rankings, probably by using a standard deviation approach. In campaign, most of the S+/S are are op or viable, with some of the S-/A+ having niche roles. But below that everything else is sub-par. Also, I feel like you need to be harsher on your grades. An example… I feel like Isabella is a B in PVE, not S-. She provides no CC. Her DR buff will target the character with the highest HP, which will probably be a backline not a tank. The only thing she does ‘well’ is her SI allows… Read more »

Annihilator
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Annihilator

Totally agree. Do you want to team up to come up with an alternative ranking so they can use it on the next update? Else I believe its hard for OP to revamp it without anything to base it on.

Lucius
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Lucius

I think a ranking with numbers would be wonderful, for example, both are S+, but one is ranked 6 and the other 7, it means hero ranked number 6 is better overall

U mad?
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U mad?

Lmao Skreg xDDD

Annihilator
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Annihilator

I would say shemira is still S+. Reached chapter 27 with a level 289 team with shemira included. As much as her signature isn’t op she’s still a disgusting hero overall.

Honestly doesn’t make sense for nara to be S+ when she actually fills in a more niche role compared to shemira

Annihilator
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Annihilator

For an end game scenario lucius can only be S- for wrizz. No one really care about healers in wrizz at this stage, it’s all about getting as much damage as possible doesn’t matter if you end the fight with only 1 or 2 hero as long as you deal more damage. He’s still a S+ for soren though. Estrilda can possibly push for an S+ tier in wrizz though. The additional attack rating boost is quite important. Lyca and nemora should drop to S- as well. Same reasoning for nemora used for lucius. Lyca is a one trick pony… Read more »

Mash
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Mash

I agree with everything here, except one thing, I would sub Rowan for Estrilda if we’re talking Lightbearer buffs.

Mash
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Mash

Oops, read it wrong, the 2 aren’t exclusive, so yes, also agree on Estrilda, though she does cap out pretty hard against Rowan’s buff imo.

Charles Wu
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Charles Wu

could we see your team comp beyond lvl 27? thanks

MrVarg
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MrVarg

Vurk has only ‘S’ and ‘A’ ratings, yet his overall rating is A-. Can you explain it better?

Sergio
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Sergio

Toran is A+ or even s for PVE for late game. Why B lol?

Majorpain
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Majorpain

Same with Grezhul…

Annihilator
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Annihilator

I think it’s better to be harsher on the ratings. Basically every hero is clustered in the S A B rating which decrease the usability of the entire rating system. Would actually be better to spread the ratings all the way out to E. For example heros in the S+ category for wrizz and soren definitely can’t match up to the likes of shemira roselina, rowan or baden. I’m not saying they are bad but these 4 are just plain disgusting. Also brutus is still good in pve but at the end of the day his spot have before more… Read more »

Annihilator
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Annihilator

Also I think the focus on lab after 240 maybe even earlier (I spend too much and breeze past the earlier stage of the game) have shifted away from actually clearing lab itself. Its never an issue, I think the more important part is being able to clear a stage with full health and the speed that a stage is cleared making it more convenient and time efficient. So generally healers should be ranked higher. Nara is also an S+ as shes able to help save alot of time on brutus. Lycas haste is also amazing as she able to… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

Khasos is the best hero from the mauler fraction now with his signature item. Heals better, does more damage and is super tanky compared to Brutus. Also warrek does 3-5 more damage than Brutus in the first 10 seconds. His mind control immunity is more important than ever. For me Brutus has fallen off a bit. Also Shemira is now better again with her signature item as it does incredible damage if there are only 1-2 enemies left

wency
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wency

poor Skreg

Valki
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Valki

Looks like we agree maulers need better heroes. It has been a pain to climb maulers tower. Ohh and skreg I’m not at endgame but I’m just glad I still have 0 skregs

Noneoftheabove
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Noneoftheabove

useful as a fodder tbh grin

Psicozine
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Psicozine

Which hero should I focus after Shemira? Hello everyone, I’ve upgraded my Shemira to lv 240 and next week I’ll be able to buy another copy of her from lab store, thus allowing me to get her to 5 stars! Now I wanna know 1.) how to get past lv 240? From what I recall I need all of my heroes in the crystal to be lv 240 aswell, sooo 2.) Should I focus on the ascended heroes I have already or choose the 2nd “carry” after shemira? My collection right now is: Shemira 240 4stars Ferael 200 Ascended Raine… Read more »

sneps
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sneps

Yeah, you need to focus on another faction (probably Wilders) now. Your M+ sans Belinda, Shemira and Nemora are pretty lackluster. Start pulling Wilders and hope for Lyca and Tasi imo.

Joker
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Joker

My problem is you cant give a character an A in one category and still rank them overall S+

grapeu
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grapeu

It’s determined by majority. The S+ tiers all have more S+ ratings than other letters in the 5 categories.

KevlarGolem
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KevlarGolem

Absolutely you can. Not all categories are equally important.

Major
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Major

Eironn S+ and Shem S? Have a word.

QuirkyOnion
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QuirkyOnion

Lemme guess, you’re one of those players who worship Shemira. Go get yourself an Eironn and you’ll understand why..

Kapoopy
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Kapoopy

can someone tell me about nemoras signature item and its value compared to others? like, is it good

Alacaelum
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Alacaelum

Her signature item makes that she heals the weakest ally for 60% of her attack rating, further upgrades to it makes the percentage go up and adds effect when she crits.

So yes, her item is op.

Zeus
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Zeus

based on this list what would be the best team against wrizz and soren ??

Mari
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Mari

I’d argue Elijah and Lailah should be marked S+ if not “BROKEN” for Wrizz. I replaced a Legendary+ Lyca with a Elite Elijah and Lailah of the same level (200 for me) and it increased my total damage done to Wrizz from around 25 million to 38 million. Their haste buff is massive on Wrizz, and if you let Wrizz do a little damage without immediately healing it, the Unity ability is a really substantial damage increase for your two frontline heroes.

Aizu
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Aizu

What is Your team power? I’m asking because without using Elijah, I already have 36,9m. Team power 591k, Shemira-Baden-Estrilda-Lucius-Rosaline(she gave amazing boost) .

Windyn
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Windyn

I use raine instead of baden. Her mark(20%) and her passive damage(12%) were more than my badens contribution. I just got my sig item tier 2 though. I’m around 49mil.

Cornflake Hero
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Cornflake Hero

Every hero is strong, only you just need to give them good armor and upgrade them. The commons are bad, don’t use them! Use at least rares. Brutus is very strong. He can kill people very fast, when he is under level 50 he is kind of bad in my eyes. Next up is Rosaline, she is very helpful to the team. As for Tasi, she is amazing! If she uses her power she can make people sleepy for about 3-5 seconds, what is very helpful. Now for Isabella, she is very good with her magic, but if she is… Read more »

Shakazan
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Shakazan

Everyone didn’t even try to argue with this poor guy and just click on the thumbs down.. sigh..

Kamekaze
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Kamekaze

It’s more because his comment is irrelevant in the context of this list. This is a list for end game maxed out heroes, for whales and theorycrafters. What he said was just very generic information that doesn’t really add anything that people don’t already know.

manuke
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manuke

Can someone explain why lyca is s+?

Lucius
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Lucius

Her signature item ability when maxed is rediculus, and she dodges, like just behind kaz interms of dodging.

Tony Hardy
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Tony Hardy

This list is based on how much money you spend

Weds
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Weds

Khasos is now very strong with signature, it provide an arcane lab epic relic free. In story sometimes it throw 3x in a row super fast, can take out 3 emmenies in the first 5 seconds. Sometimes a trash mauler for the 5 mauler bonus is better than shemira just because of signature. I went from chapter 20 to 22-32 in one day because of this.

Child of Dreaf
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Child of Dreaf

What was your team comp that you were able to do this? Just curious since that is a s serious jump!

Buchie
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Buchie

Yea, what’s the team comp and what tier ascension is your khasos? If he is strong I might dump resources into him.

Weeds
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Weeds

Khasos ascended, numisu ascended one star, brutus mythic+, Safiya leg, warek leg+

Alminahz
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Alminahz

Not only team comp, but levels and ascension (rank) levels too please, thanks.

Weeds
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Weeds

Khasos ascended 240, numisu one star ascended 200, brutus mythic+ 200, wareck leg+ 200, sefiya leg normal 200. Place khasos back row most time and retry until he throw axe 3x in a row.

Ylith
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Ylith

Estrilda A- while Ulmus is A+ with worse grades ?
Nice job though I don’t understand why people tend to under estimate her so much

Estrilda Main
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Estrilda Main

Yeah I don’t quite understand either. I tried to like Ulmus since he was one of the first heroes I got to ascended, but he’s just been lackluster. He’s a jack of all trade and master of none, which is kind of problematic when you’re trying to push hard content. I find myself using 3* Gorvo as a tank more often than I use my 5* Ulmus. Estrilda on the other hand is one of my most used Lightbearers behind Lucius. She’s tanky, can deal damage, gives the whole team damage reduction and most importantly RESTORES ENERGY for the whole… Read more »

Lucius
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Lucius

Ulmus is actually much better now with the upadate and bug fix; he is quite difficult to kill now; definitely a better tank than Estrilda, but I agree they should be quite equal because of Estrilda has far better team buffs.

Cornflake Hero
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Cornflake Hero

I totally agree with you.

Tahiri
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Tahiri

I think this also reflects how Ulmus got really hard to kill with first his buffs a few patches ago and then the bug-fixing of his ability

Cornflake Hero
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Cornflake Hero

I agree. To be honest, Estrilda is way beter than Ulmus. Ulmus has very good health. But doesn’t do that much damage and as for Estrilda, kind of high health and does very much damage!

Magus Tenebrae
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Magus Tenebrae

Why is Grezhul so low at high lv list? His signature item is amazing as it keeps a constant influx os skels to distract + heal Grezhul significantly. PS: This experience comes from a lv 280 ascended 2* Grezhul

Cornflake Hero
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Cornflake Hero

Grezhul is very good and I think he can even be Ascended. Just upgrade him to a high level and give him good armor and boom! He is amazing!

Bingleo
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Bingleo

I think Elijah & Lailah in Wrizz is S+. With the Elijah & Lailah, I can defeat Wrizz in Arcane Labybyrinth. Normally, I can’t defeat him.

OmegWar
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OmegWar

I think here the focus is on the Wrizz guild boss, not the Labyrinth Wrizz

zWojtekz
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zWojtekz

F for Skreg

dami
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dami

F

Spike
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Spike

F

Oplo
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Oplo

F = fodder

Harlon
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Harlon

F
@Oplo you’re supposed to pay respects, not kick the dead horse

Saveas #1 Fan
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Saveas #1 Fan

Yo why is Skreg’s kamikaze attack so strong in voyage of wonders though xD

Jackrussel
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Jackrussel

i get your point regarding raine but i think you underrate her a lot.
the new signature item boost is very, very handy even endgame. You just need to build the team arround it.

WDSDWRD
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WDSDWRD

Any comment why you ranked Shemira as S?

Bob
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Bob

Should she be lower?

Shemira player
Guest
Shemira player

She doesn’t have signature item in 5v5 battles.

Zeta
Guest
Zeta

She only good if her skill activated

Voltii
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Voltii

Later on she get busted really easy. Compared to other heroes her hp are a little bit low.

Random
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Random

Honestly, I have no idea. I have reached King’s tower 289 and stage 23-x with her. 4 Mythic plus pieces / 4 stars, signature item lvl 1x and a classic team with nemora, tasi, lyca and brutus. I have yet to find a better hero than her. I cant find that amount of aoe dmg, single target, cc and healing in other heroes.
But then again, I dont have Athalia with the same stats to test her.

Lucius
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Lucius

I agrre, I think she is not as overpower as she once was, that’s why her ranking drops, but still quite op wither that insane whole team damage, not easy to replace at all

Shemira's Lover
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Shemira's Lover

Taking account that Shemira signature item only works when the enemy team has 3 or less heroes, she kind dropped her full potential if everyone has signature items

Kamekaze
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Kamekaze

Because this is an end game tier list where everything is ascended 5* and has their signature items. Shemira’s main power spike comes at 161 and her 181, 201, and 221 passives are relatively underwhelming. Since she’s typically over leveled compared to the rest of the team it seems as though she’s much stronger than she actually is once all the other heroes get caught up.

ShelShalk
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ShelShalk

I agree she should have been S+ as well. PVP and PVE she might not scale well because her signature item only activates with there are 3 or less enemies. At the same time Shemira’s damage scales with her HP and her signature item allows her to hit even harder. I don’t think there’s a better hero than her for Lab (excluding wrizz since Kaz OP). She should still be S+ there as well. If anything since she’s so easy to obtain and Ascend she should still be considered S+ by default. I think people are just tired of her… Read more »

Ian Tenenoff
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Ian Tenenoff

Poor skreg

Professor
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Professor

Poor Skreg =(
Seems like we know who need a buff ASAP

Harlon
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Harlon

More like a total overhaul