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PvE Hero Tier List

Last Updated: 29/11/2019 (Patch 1.28)

This is a hero tier list for PvE content in AFK Arena. It’s aimed at each heroes performance in the campaign stages and king’s tower floors.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of ratings for all content, then check out the main AFK Arena Tier List page.

The list has rating for 3 different level brackets:

Early Game (1-60)
Mid Game (61-160)
Late Game (161-240)

You can select filters for the heroes based on Faction, Class, Rarity & Role.

Heroes classed as “Legendary+” heroes are capped at level 160 and therefore are not viable at late game. The only exception is Arden.

Rankings

Tier S+ – Very Overpowered.
Tier S – Overpowered.
Tier A – Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.
Tier B – Slightly Underpowered.
Tier C – Underpowered.
Tier D/E – Very Underpowered.
Tier F – The Worst.

Hero1-6061-160161-240+

Tasi
S+S+S+WildersSupport, CCMageIntelligenceAscended

Talene
SS+S+CelestialsDPS, SupportMeleeAgilityAscended

Lucius
S+SS+LightbearersSupport, TankMeleeStrengthAscended

Nemora
S+SS+WildersHealerMageIntelligence Ascended

Elijah & Lailah
SSS+CelestialsDPS, SupportMage, MeleeIntelligenceAscended

Mehira
SSSHypogeanDPS, CCMageIntelligenceAscended

Brutus
DS+S+MaulersTank, DPSMelee, AoEStrengthAscended

Shemira
BSS+GravebornDPSMage, AoEIntelligenceAscended

Rowan
SSSLightbearersSupport, HealerMageIntelligenceAscended

Athalia
ASS+CelestialsDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Saveas
S+S+FMaulersDPSMeleeAgilityLegendary+

Rosaline
SSSLightbearersSupport, HealerMageIntelligenceAscended

Satrana
ASS+MaulersDPSMageIntelligenceAscended

Eironn
ASSWildersDPS, CCMeleeAgilityAscended

Hendrik
FSSLightbearersTankMeleeStrengthAscended

Lyca
CSSWildersDPS, BufferRangedAgilityAscended

Arden
FSSWildersSupport, CCMage, AoEIntelligenceLegendary+

Nara
AASGravebornTank, DPSMeleeStrengthAscended

Gwyneth
AAS+LightbearersDPS, CCRangedStrengthAscended

Orthros
AASCelestialsTank, DebufferMeleeStrengthAscended

Belinda
SAALightbearersDPS, BufferMageIntelligenceAscended

Baden
AABGravebornDPS, TankMeleeAgilityAscended

Ezizh
CASHypogeanDPS, Tank, CC, BufferMeleeStrengthAscended

Safiya
AASMaulersDPS, Debuffer, BufferMageIntelligenceAscended

Antandra
AAAMaulersTankMeleeAgilityAscended

Lorsan
AAAWildersDPS, DebufferMageIntelligenceAscended

Isabella
ACAGravebornDPSMageIntelligenceAscended

Ira
ABFWildersDPSRangedAgilityLegendary+

Hogan
AAFLightbearersTankMeleeStrengthLegendary+

Golus
AAFMaulersTank, CCMeleeStrengthLegendary+

Vurk
S+DCMaulersDPSRangedAgilityAscended

Fawkes
ESSLightbearersDPS, CCRangedAgilityAscended

Ferael
FASGravebornDPS, CCRanged, AoEAgilityAscended

Kelthur
CAAGravebornDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Silvina
BAFGravebornDPSMeleeAgilityLegendary+

Grezhul
BAAGravebornTank, BufferMeleeStrengthAscended

Khasos
BBAMaulersDPS, BufferMelee, RangedStrengthAscended

Gorvo
BBAWildersTankMeleeStrengthAscended

Thane
BSSLightbearersDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Raine
BBALightbearersDPS, Support, DebufferRangedAgilityAscended

Thoran
BBBGravebornTankMeleeStrengthAscended

Numisu
BACMaulersSupport, Healer, BufferMageIntelligenceAscended

Zolrath
BBAHypogeanDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Vedan
ESFGravebornDPS, TankMeleeAgilityLegendary+

Kaz
EBSWildersDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Skreg
DAAMaulersTank, CCMeleeStrengthAscended

Ulmus
CBBWildersTank, CC, BufferMelee, RangedStrengthAscended

Warek
EBAMaulersDPS, TankMeleeStrengthAscended

Estrilda
DBBLightbearersTank, BufferMeleeStrengthAscended

Mirael
BAFLightbearersDPS, BufferMageIntelligenceLegendary+

Morvus
CCFLightbearersDPSRangedAgilityLegendary+

Seirus
DDAWildersTank, CCMeleeStrengthAscended

Ogi
DCFWildersTank, CCMeleeStrengthLegendary+

Niru
DDFGravebornMageSupport, DPS, HealerIntelligenceLegendary+

Ankhira
DDFMaulersDPS, Debuffer, CCMeleeIntelligenceLegendary+

Angelo
FFFLightbearersSupport, Healer, CCMageIntelligenceLegendary+

Tidus
BBBMaulersDPSMeleeAgilityAscended

Izold
BBBGravebornTankMeleeStrengthAscended

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Dark

Hold up. Kelthur is a beast. At least he should be A or S, but more A, because he counters lightbearer quite well, along with his dodge.

Mordred
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Mordred

States in overall tier list that Shemira is only viable at 141+ but there’s no space to list such things. Why aren’t those exceptions listed here? “Mid game” although it’s only useful for the last 19 levels….

Omrega
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Omrega

Free E hero always S+ in 1-60, like Gwyneth until sept 19. She beat PVE lines. Shines at are 6, and The Depths of Time, where so many mauler enemy.

ldrackenl
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ldrackenl

Seirus is actually good , may even say really good for under 60 lv .
I used him as main till mobs hit lv 70+ then he became too squishy and his ult too slow to get/too insignificant to change anything. He was leveled high as fast as i could ofc. (got him to 80 lv). Later i switched for other heroes.

Tiffany Pollard
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Tiffany Pollard

Hendrik on late game rank S while grezhul rank A? Grezhul honey I’m so sorryyyyy

Djjjjjj
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Djjjjjj

Honestly I disagree with nimasu and grazul. After nimasus buffs I feel like he’s actually pretty good because of his haste ability and his forums after you give them more health by leveling him up.

Knockturnl
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Knockturnl

Where’s the new champs like Antandra?

Chariot
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Chariot

Thoran deserves at least S-rank at pve. I am using him in a wilder, graveborn team. Thoran and shemira front. Tasi, arden nemora back. works better for me than brutus. cleared up til ch 18 with him.

ahaz
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ahaz

soon tier list with patch 1.22 ?

Geegeegee
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Geegeegee

Where is Rosaline?

Charles
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Charles

There should be a late-late game pve tier list as well. characters like grezul and ferael really start to shine after chapter 24 especially with shemira. brutus feels less useful after.. the lyca+nemora+tasi combo also seems less op after.

dave
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dave

You guys are really low-balling angelo, his buffs make him worth it, as well as his minor heals. His disable ability has been a life saver as well. Not a huge attacker, but the game is way more than just big dick damage.

Soorty
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Soorty

You have to be retarded to use Angelo in any setup.

Jyjy
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Jyjy

Poor Angelo

mara
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mara

Buff Angelo grin

Kapoopy
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Kapoopy

i would lower hendrick in rank early game. he got himself killed as fast as he went to protect the back heroe cuz he doesn’t have that sweet damage reduction yet. back heroe dies as fast as he dies. aslo his ultimate gets interrupted while protecting, so it goes wasted.

Unknown
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Unknown

Gotta update this list. Especially since the new characters are not on here anywhere.

Frecut
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Frecut

What are the ranks on Kelthur ? I still don’t know what’s worth to hold for PvE progress, kelthur/ferael/niru from elite+ to L (niru only as material for L+ to mythic heroes)

A Man who Drinks and Knows Things
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A Man who Drinks and Knows Things

Never use ascended heroes as fodder. All elite tier heroes will eventually be fodder.

And don’t use this list like a bible. At the end game you need all ascended tier heroes, so you can switch up team synergy and have a full 15 man team for tournaments.

Togamuffins
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Togamuffins

So what do I do when I want to ascend something? Hold off until I get the same unit?

Ylith
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Ylith

Estrilda is not that bad tho…

Shigami
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Shigami

Guys what is your opinion on Plaguegrip Kelthur is he on the tier list yet, Beginner Player 24+ hours in game.

Kapoopy
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Kapoopy

good damage dealer

Audrey Hepburn
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Audrey Hepburn

I heard Vedan has been nerfed. Is he still S rank for PVE 61-160 or drop to B or A rank? As well as for PVP is Vedan still A for 61-160 and Silvina is a B? If you need to choose either Silvina or Vedan to use through 61-160, will you pick Silvina or Vedan and why?

Reckd
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Reckd

Vedan is still a great choice up to 160 in pvp and pve. Easy to ascend and his invulerability isnt nerfed by fawkes.

Kapoopy
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Kapoopy

they fill in very different roles. if ye wanna destroy mages early game, then silvina is ur bae. if ye don’t have shemira early game, vedan is ur bae. personally i i’m not too impressed with sil, she feels niche and did none for me in chapter 11. vedan seems to fall off drasticly mid game since he is easy to deal with in pvp, pve and lab. just my opinion tho.

Mar
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Mar

I wish all heroes could go to Level 240 and be ascended instead of the few that are there. It would greatly expand diversity and the roster, especially if they gave bad heroes such as Ankhira, Niru, and Angelo another ability and a bit of a reworking to make them viable because they do look really nice! They shouldn’t let these great champion concepts go to waste at 160.

Random
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Random

Good idea, though Its up to the Creators

Lazzil
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Lazzil

Brutus is a D for early game? I can’t really confirm for myself since I don’t have him yet, but I’ve read a ton of guides saying he’s amazing for all stages of the game.

Lazzil
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Lazzil

I also feel this contradicts the guide you have on his character.
“If you’re new to the game, pray that you get him early because he can carry a team pretty far.”

Sario
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Sario

brutus before level 60, he has no inmune

Random
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Random

Yeah, but he still god even without it, The whirlwind thogh

Some Guy
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Some Guy

You can blow pass lvl 60 really easy, at most only a couple of days.

lostero
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lostero

Thane is rated A when I got to chapter 16 from 12 using him at 161-180 lvl and with 141-151 lvl elite Brutus, elite+ Tasi, leg+ Arden, elite Lyca. Now on 16-36 with 157+ lvl support heroes. Thane is best solo carry for PVE IMO.

lostero
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lostero

Update, pushed to 18-20:
Thane ascended 192lvl (full faction mythic gear except boots).
Brutus mythic, Lyca elite+ 160lvl

Damyre
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Damyre

Just wanted to say thank you for sharing this project with the community – it’s been a great help! ^_^

LedgeEndDairy
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LedgeEndDairy

Highly disagree with Shemira’s early ranking. She carried me so hard. It wasn’t until 101 that Saveas even *approached* her damage in fights. Yes she doesn’t have her consistent life-leech until later, but 1-60 she’s still S-tier. At *least* A-tier, but she carried me the whole way, where Saveas was mostly a disappointment.

I also disagree with Athalia at a D from 1-60. B at minimum, and I would argue A. She’s still strong in the early levels.

trust me
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trust me

no bro she was just overleveled. Can you be trustworthy ? no. In early stages Saveas has just more impact (he can actually solo) while shemira doesnt have her fourth ultraimportant ability.

Karl Pahl-Duffy
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Karl Pahl-Duffy

Heroes can no longer go past their level cap even with the resonating crystral, meaning that Arden can no longer go beyond level 160. It’s sad but it Arden is really no longer viable much into late game unless you can stop him getting hit entirely sad