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AFK Arena PvE Tier List

[Total: 40   Average: 3.5/5]

Last Updated: May 30, 2020 (Patch 1.39)

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.

Level Brackets

Exactly where these begin and end can vary, but it should give you a rough guide on the level range.

End – Endgame (Level 241+)
Late – Late Game (Level 161-240)
Mid – Mid Game (Level 101-160)
Early – Early Game (Level 1-100, Chapter 1 to 8).

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 beyond level 160. The only exception is Arden whom can be somewhat useful for a while after due to his CC.

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.

HeroEndLateMidEarly

Talene
S+S+S+S+CelestialsContinuous DamageAgilitySupport

Tasi
S+S+S+S+WildersControlIntelligenceSupport

Rowan
S+S+S+SLightbearersBufferIntelligenceSupport

Mehira
S+S+S+SHypogeanControlIntelligenceMage

Elijah & Lailah
S+S+SSCelestialsBufferIntelligenceSupport

Lucius
S+S+SSLightbearersRegenStrengthTank

Athalia
S+S+SSCelestialsAssassinAgilityRanger

Rosaline
S+SSSLightbearersBufferIntelligenceSupport

Eironn
S+SSAWildersAoEAgilityRanger

Ezizh
S+SACHypogeanDebufferStrengthSupport

Thoran
S+SBBGravebornTankMeleeStrength

Ferael
S+SAFGravebornDPS, CCRanged, AoEAgility

Nara
S+SAAGravebornAssassinStrengthWarrior

Brutus
SS+S+BMaulersTankStrengthTank

Shemira
SS+S+AGravebornAoEIntelligenceMage

Nemora
SS+SS+WildersRegenIntelligenceSupport

Lyca
SSSCWildersBufferAgilityRanger

Orthros
SSAACelestialsTankStrengthTank

Wu Kong
SSAACelestialsContinuous DamageStrengthWarrior

Safiya
SSAAMaulersAoEIntelligenceMage

Fawkes
SSSDLightbearersControlAgilityRanger

Gwyneth
SSAALightbearersContinuous DamageStrengthRanger

Mezoth
SSABHypogeanTankStrengthTank

Khazard
S-S-S-AHypogeanControlIntelligenceMage

Belinda
S-AASLightbearersAoEIntelligenceMage

Lorsan
A+AAAWildersAoEIntelligenceMage

Vurk
A+CDS+MaulersAoEAgilityRanger

Khasos
A+ABBMaulersContinuous DamageStrengthWarrior

Ulmus
A+ABCWildersTankStrengthTank

Seirus
A+ABDWildersTankStrengthWarrior

Estrilda
A+BBDLightbearersBurstStrengthWarrior

Skriath
AABCMaulersAoEIntelligenceMage

Isabella
ABBBGravebornContinuous DamageIntelligenceMage

Grezhul
A-AABGravebornTankStrengthTank

Izold
ABBBGravebornTankStrengthWarrior

Cecilia
AAABLightbearersAssassinAgilityAssassin

Hendrik
ASSFLightbearersTankStrengthTank

Ukyo
AAAADimensionalsContinuous DamageAgilityWarrior

Oden
AAABGravebornAoEIntelligenceMage

Arthur
AAABDimensionalsTankStrengthTank

Tidus
ABBBMaulersContinuous DamageAgilityRanger

Warek
AABEMaulersContinuous DamageStrengthWarrior

Zolrath
ABBBHypogeanAssassinAgilityWarrior

Saurus
A-A-A-BWildersContinuous DamageStrengthWarrior

Baden
B+BAAGravebornContinuous DamageAgilityWarrior

Numisu
B+CABMaulersRegenIntelligenceSupport

Skreg
B+AADMaulersTankStrengthTank

Kaz
BBBEWildersAssassinAgilityRanger

Antandra
BAAAMaulersTankAgilityWarrior

Solise
BBAS+WildersControlIntelligenceMage

Kelthur
BAACGravebornAssassinAgilityRanger

Torne
BBBBGravebornTankStrengthTank

Oscar
BABBLightbearersAssassinAgilityRanger

Thane
CAAALightbearersAssassinAgilityRanger

Satrana
CBBCMaulersBurstIntelligenceMage

Gorvo
CABBWildersTankStrengthTank

Rigby
DCCCLightbearersTankStrengthWarrior

Raine
DCCCLightbearersBufferAgilitySupport

Arden
FSSFWildersBurst, ControlIntelligenceSupport

Mirael
FFSSLightbearersAoE, BurstIntelligenceMage

Saveas
FFS+S+MaulersBurst, Continuous DamageAgilityRanger

Vedan
FFSEGravebornAoE, TankAgilityRanger

Hogan
FFAALightbearersControl, TankStrengthTank

Golus
FFAAMaulersControl, TankStrengthTank

Silvina
FFABGravebornBurst, AssassinAgilityRanger

Ira
FFBAWildersDebuffer, Continuous DamageAgilityRanger

Morvus
FFCCLightbearersDebuffer, AssassinAgilityRanger

Ogi
FFCDWildersControl, TankStrengthTank

Niru
FFDDGravebornTank, Continuous DamageIntelligenceMage

Ankhira
FFDDMaulersDebuffer, ControlIntelligenceWarrior

Angelo
FFFFLightbearersRegen, BufferIntelligenceSupport
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Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
2 months ago

Kelthur is a trash hero, he is the only assended hero in the game I use as fodder. Compared to other GB heros he is hands down the worst. You will never use him in your lineups. People will say “never use assended as fodder” but if you are free to play you have to otherwise it will take forever you will never progress in the game. People will talk about his SI and say how it’s good, those people are whales and you shouldn’t listen to them because there are so many other SI to upgrade that will actually… Read more »

McBallin
McBallin
Reply to  Baba Yaga
2 months ago

I used to think the same… and foddered my L+ Kelthur, some time ago. I’m basically f2p. (Bought 2 things for 1$, and one time I bought the extra dust in champions of Esperia. To get my heroes to 240, bc it was frustrating) basically I bought an extra few weeks of progress. Anyways, there are stages where you basically get everyone on the enemy team around thoran, so he can use his sig + ability, kelthur, Nara, and eronin help make this happen, so he one shot kills the entire team. So you can mess around with formations and… Read more »

This is Patrick
This is Patrick
2 months ago

I really think Izold is good in early game as well, so I’d have to disagree. Maybe an A early and late?

Vonrik
Vonrik
4 months ago

Would move Solis up to at least A, if not S or S+, for early game 1-60. I was curious so I tested her on a fresh account since she was free to get from the event. I sank all my XP into her and she cleared up to the last boss in chapter 4 solo in one sitting, a couple hours of playtime. After overnight xp and getting her to 80 (capped by the other heroes being level 1), she was able to clear the end boss of chapter 4 and party into chapter 5. After getting her teammates… Read more »

Crowned Eagle
Crowned Eagle
5 months ago

Well its not about what the afkarena.net says what other site says all the heroes in the game are there for a reason and you should always select which you says its best in your heart like my profile level is 51 and i have only three elite + and two elites and they are all males i am only sticking to them cuz i like them my best one is thane cuz he is fast and second is ulmus cuz he was my first elite hero and has sicked to me in all the way of the campaign and… Read more »

Pandaski
Pandaski
5 months ago

Thanks for the list work,but i think Arthur was really underestimated,cause when he combine with ADC such as Gwyneth and Ferael is really op,no matter the tank ability himself or the speed+ and cri+ the signatureitem offered,or this list is just for single hero,team function is not considered?
Thanks again for all the works you did,and always looking forward to see updates.

Deltablox
Deltablox
5 months ago

Good day sir,
been here for over a year now, but this is the first time i disagree with you: the PVE Ranking of Wu Kong early game.
I tried him on a whole new Server and never rushed to chapter 5 as fast as this time. 😉
I would put him at least on A.
Greetings

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Deltablox
5 months ago

I agree. Finally decided to make a test server account and pushed all the to mid ch.4 with only using him. No other heroes on my team besides him. He at least needs to be S tier in early game.

aiaeko
aiaeko
Reply to  Ben Dover
4 months ago

I made an account that i would only use Wu Kong. Got to mid ch5 in one day, and even to #6 place in arena (new server ofc) so he’s pretty damn good

Slayte_YT
Slayte_YT
6 months ago

I think belinda must to be minimum S and for Rowan s+ there are the best heroes

Dark
Dark
9 months ago

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
Mordred
9 months ago

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
Omrega
9 months ago

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
ldrackenl
9 months ago

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
Tiffany Pollard
10 months ago

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

Djjjjjj
Djjjjjj
10 months ago

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
Knockturnl
10 months ago

Where’s the new champs like Antandra?

Chariot
Chariot
10 months ago

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
ahaz
10 months ago

soon tier list with patch 1.22 ?

Geegeegee
Geegeegee
11 months ago

Where is Rosaline?

Charles
Charles
11 months ago

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
dave
11 months ago

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
Soorty
Reply to  dave
11 months ago

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

Jyjy
Jyjy
11 months ago

Poor Angelo

mara
mara
11 months ago

Buff Angelo 😀

Kapoopy
Kapoopy
1 year ago

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
Unknown
1 year ago

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

Frecut
Frecut
1 year ago

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
A Man who Drinks and Knows Things
Reply to  Frecut
1 year ago

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
Togamuffins
Reply to  A Man who Drinks and Knows Things
11 months ago

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

Ylith
Ylith
1 year ago

Estrilda is not that bad tho…

Shigami
Shigami
1 year ago

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

Kapoopy
Kapoopy
Reply to  Shigami
1 year ago

good damage dealer

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
1 year ago

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
Reckd
Reply to  Audrey Hepburn
1 year ago

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

Kapoopy
Kapoopy
Reply to  Audrey Hepburn
1 year ago

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
Mar
1 year ago

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
Random
Reply to  Mar
1 year ago

Good idea, though Its up to the Creators

Gmoney
Gmoney
Reply to  Mar
2 months ago

you say that ankhira and niru are bad? How come I have been stuck on kings tower for a week with 2 ankhiras, and 3 nirus? They are not bad heroes, but their level cap keeps people from using them.

Lazzil
Lazzil
1 year ago

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
Lazzil
Reply to  Lazzil
1 year ago

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
Sario
Reply to  Lazzil
1 year ago

brutus before level 60, he has no inmune

Random
Random
Reply to  Sario
1 year ago

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

Some Guy
Some Guy
Reply to  Random
1 year ago

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

lostero
lostero
1 year ago

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
lostero
Reply to  lostero
1 year ago

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

Damyre
Damyre
1 year ago

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

LedgeEndDairy
LedgeEndDairy
1 year ago

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
trust me
Reply to  LedgeEndDairy
1 year ago

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
Karl Pahl-Duffy
1 year ago

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 🙁