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Hero Roles

All heroes in AFK Arena fulfill certain roles during a battle. In the past these roles have been mostly unofficial and designated by the community, based on the heroes kit.

In recent patches however, Lilith have added an official primary & secondary role for each hero.

Here we’ll list all heroes and their roles in a filterable table. A description of each role can also be found at the bottom of the page.

HeroPrimarySecondaryClass

Lucius
RegenTankLightbearersMeleeStrengthAscended

Mehira
ControlTankHypogeanMageIntelligenceAscended

Rosaline
BufferContinuous DamageLightbearersMageIntelligenceAscended

Saveas
Continuous DamageBurst DamageMaulersMeleeAgilityLegendary+

Eironn
AoEDebufferWildersMeleeAgilityAscended

Nemora
RegenControlWildersMageIntelligence Ascended

Rowan
BufferRegenLightbearersMageIntelligenceAscended

Elijah & Lailah
BufferRegenCelestialsMage, MeleeIntelligenceAscended

Tasi
ControlBufferWildersMageIntelligenceAscended

Safiya
AoEBufferMaulersMageIntelligenceAscended

Belinda
AoEBufferLightbearersMageIntelligenceAscended

Baden
Continuous DamageTankGravebornMeleeAgilityAscended

Nara
AssassinBurst DamageGravebornMeleeStrengthAscended

Ira
Continuous DamageDebufferWildersRangedAgilityLegendary+

Hogan
TankControlLightbearersMeleeStrengthLegendary+

Golus
TankControlMaulersMeleeStrengthLegendary+

Vurk
AoEContinuous DamageMaulersRangedAgilityAscended

Athalia
AssassinBurst DamageCelestialsMeleeAgilityAscended

Satrana
Burst DamageAoEMaulersMageIntelligenceAscended

Antandra
TankBurst DamageMaulersMeleeAgilityAscended

Gwyneth
Continuous DamageDebufferLightbearersRangedStrengthAscended

Silvina
AssassinBurst DamageGravebornMeleeAgilityLegendary+

Lorsan
AoE DebufferWildersMageIntelligenceAscended

Shemira
AoETankGravebornMageIntelligenceAscended

Orthros
TankDebufferCelestialsMeleeStrengthAscended

Gorvo
TankControlWildersMeleeStrengthAscended

Zolrath
AssassinContinuous DamageHypogeanMeleeAgilityAscended

Khasos
Continuous DamageBufferMaulersMelee, RangedStrengthAscended

Grezhul
TankBufferGravebornMeleeStrengthAscended

Numisu
RegenControlMaulersMageIntelligenceAscended

Thoran
TankBurst DamageGravebornMeleeStrengthAscended

Mirael
Burst DamageAoELightbearersMageIntelligenceLegendary+

Rigby
TankContinuous DamageLightbearerMeleeStrengthAscended

Ezizh
DebufferContinuous DamageHypogeanMeleeStrengthAscended

Thane
AssassinContinuous DamageLightbearersMeleeAgilityAscended

Raine
BufferContinuous DamageLightbearersRangedAgilityAscended

Ulmus
TankRegenWildersMelee, RangedStrengthAscended

Kelthur
AssassinContinuous DamageGravebornMeleeAgilityAscended

Lyca
BufferContinuous DamageWildersRangedAgilityAscended

Morvus
AssassinDebufferLightbearersRangedAgilityLegendary+

Isabella
Continuous DamageAssassinGravebornMageIntelligenceAscended

Vedan
TankAoEGravebornMeleeAgilityLegendary+

Skreg
TankControlMaulersMeleeStrengthAscended

Seirus
TankControlWildersMeleeStrengthAscended

Brutus
TankBurst DamageMaulersMeleeStrengthAscended

Niru
Continuous DamageTankGravebornMeleeIntelligenceLegendary+

Arden
ControlBurst DamageWildersMageIntelligenceLegendary+

Ankhira
ControlDebufferMaulersMeleeIntelligenceLegendary+

Ferael
Continuous DamageDebufferGravebornRangedAgilityAscended

Angelo
RegenBufferLightbearersMageIntelligenceLegendary+

Estrilda
Burst DamageBufferLightbearersMeleeStrengthAscended

Ogi
TankControlWildersMeleeStrengthLegendary+

Warek
Continuous DamageTankMaulersMeleeStrengthAscended

Fawkes
ControlDebufferLightbearersRangedAgilityAscended

Kaz
AssassinTankWildersMeleeAgilityAscended

Hendrik
TankBufferLightbearersMeleeStrengthAscended

Tank

Durable and well-suited to fighting on the frontline. Tanks often possess protective and damage reducing abilities.

Regen

Restores allied heroes’ hit points. Also known as “Heal or Healer”.

Control

Disrupts the flow of battles, preventing enemies from moving or using their abilities normally. Also known as “CC” or “Crowd Control”.

Assassin


Fast and agile, able to effortlessly strike in multiple locations and take out important enemy targets.

Continuous Damage

Deals stable and persistent damage to enemies. Also known as “Sustain” damage.

Burst Damage


Deals infrequent but fatal damage. Especially effective against fragile targets.

AoE


Area of Effect: Deals damage to multiple targets at once.

Debuffer


Decreases the performance and attributes of enemies.

Buffer


Increases the performance and attributes of allied heroes.

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Anyone else notice that Strength carries the largest variety of roles? I want to try to fit a Strength team together…

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Thanks for doing this list with filters, even if previous message has been deleted smile
You do a great job with everything in here

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This article would be even more interesting if we were able to sort heroes depending their class (Strength/Agility/Intelligence).
It’s kinda interesting to see that Graveborn Faction has no healer but a Tank in every Class (Baden for Agility, Shemira for Intelligence and Nara/Grehzul/Thoran for Strength)