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Relic Tier List

Relic Tier List

Updated: 12/06/2019 – Ratings adjusted for certain relics.

This is a tier list for relics in AFK Arena. They’re only usable within the Arcane Labyrinth & Peaks of Time.

All relic effects stack together.

A full detailed list can also be found on the AFK Arena Relics page.

Life Leech Relics


It seems that if a hero has 0 Life Leech, they will not benefit from any relic that gives them a flat percentage increase of that stat. Notable example is Nosferatu’s Fang.

You might want to check your own heroes stats before taking these relics. You can check it on the hero page by clicking the “!” icon.

Patch 1.19 Changes


Many of the top relics are being nerfed in the next patch.

This includes: Thunderburst, Blessed Hammer, Eagle Strike, The Unmounted Heart, Firebringer, Icebringer, Statue of Retribution.

The damage done by the Wrizz mini-boss is also being nerfed, presumably as compensation for the relic changes.

RankingRelicEffectRarityHeroNotes
S+
Thunderburst
Strikes enemies periodically, causing enemies to be damaged and stunned.LegendaryAllVery strong overall, but also probably the best relic for Wrizz on "Hard Mode" of the Third Floor. If you're going for HM, pick this!
S
Spider Thread Gloves
All enemies are cocooned in spider's silk for 5 seconds. If a certain amount of damage is dealt to enemies the effect will end earlier.LegendaryAllWas nerfed to 5 seconds, but still very good.
S
Deathly Embrace
Enemies with less than 15% of their max HP are sent to an early grave by a deathly apparition.LegendaryAllWorks through immunities. Works on Wrizz in Hardmode.
S
Shadowfall
Crit rating +25%.
Crit rating +15%.
Crit rating +10%.
Legendary, Elite, RareAllCrit is good.
S
Death’s Bite
Kaz’s attacks become poisonous and the poisonous effects can be stacked.EliteKazThis can make Kaz an absolute monster that can easily kill Wrizz and everything else. Also works well with Beast's Claw.
S
The Silent Hope
Allows a hero to recover 700 energy over 5 seconds the first time they cast their ultimate ability in battle.
Allows a hero to recover 350 energy over 5 seconds the first time they cast their ultimate ability in battle.
Legendary, EliteAllAllows for some crazy combos, but reliant on having heroes with strong ultimates such as Shemira.
S
The Unmounted Heart
Causes massive damage and stuns all enemies once within first 25 seconds of battle.LegendaryAllVery strong for Wrizz on "Hard Mode" of the Third Floor. If you're going for HM, pick this!
S
Eagle Strike
Arrows rain down upon enemies every 15 seconds, inflicting damage upon them.LegendaryAllVery strong for Wrizz on "Hard Mode" of the Third Floor. If you're going for HM, pick this!
S
Nosferatu’s Fang
Life Leech +25%.
Life Leech +15%.
Life Leech +10%.
Legendary, Elite, RareAllWho needs healers anyway? Note: It doesn't work if your heroes have no life leech to begin with.
S
Pendant of Betrayal
If an enemy is injured within the first 10 seconds of a battle, all of their allies will also receive 15% of the damage dealt.LegendaryAllCan do a lot of damage with burst heroes.
S
Call to Arms
Elite: At the beginning of battle your side has their energy replenished by 120 points.
Rare: At the beginning of battle your side has their energy replenished by 60 points.
Elite, RareAllAnything that gives energy is very good.
S
Carnal Grip
Heals 24% of your hero’s total HP when an enemy is slain.
Heals 16% of your hero’s total HP when an enemy is slain.
Elite, RareAllGreat healing relic that's guaranteed to proc 5 times every battle, unless you lose.
S
Moonstone
Revitalises allied heroes, allowing them to receive heals over time if their energy is above 50%. Already possessing the Sunstone doubles the health recovery rate of the Moonstone.EliteAllOnly ranked as "S" when combined with "Sunstone". Otherwise it's A or B.
S
Sunstone
Reinvigorates allied heroes, allowing them to recover energy over time if their health is higher than 50%. Already possessing the Moonstone doubles the energy recovery rate of the Sunstone.EliteAllOnly ranked as "S" when combined with "Moonstone". Otherwise it's A or B.
S
Blessed Hammer
Heroes have a chance to cause additional damage for every successful attack.LegendaryAllSolid relic. Good for Wrizz on Hard mode.
S
Poisonous Embrace
Hero’s normal attacks have a chance to poison the enemy. Poison attacks can be stacked.EliteAllVery good for enemies that have a lot of HP, such as Wrizz on Hard Mode.
A
The Carnal Desire
Raises all teammates Life Leech by 8 points for every Mauler hero that is on the battlefield.
Raises all teammates Life Leech by 5 points for every Mauler hero that is on the battlefield.
Raises all teammates Life Leech by 3 points for every Mauler hero that is on the battlefield.
Legendary, Elite, RareMaulersDecent buff even with only one Mauler.
A
Firebringer
The Firebringer has the chance to reduce enemy Attack Ratings each time your heroes cause damage to them until the end of the battle. If you already possess Icebringer your heroes’ Attack Ratings will also be increased.EliteAllOnly ranked as "A" when combined with "Icebringer". Otherwise it's B or C. Having both is "potentially" good for Wrizz on Hard Mode. Untested though.
A
Icebringer
The Icebringer has the chance to reduce enemy Defense Ratings each time your heroes cause damage to them until the end of the battle. If you already possess the Firebringer your heroes’ Defense Ratings will also be increased.EliteAllOnly ranked as "A" when combined with "Firebringer". Otherwise it's B or C. Having both is "potentially" good for Wrizz on Hard Mode. Untested though.
A
Sands of Time
Time is sped up increasing your team’s Haste for 10 seconds.EliteAllHaste is nice.
A
Frozen Star
When an allied hero receives fatal damage the Frozen Star forms a protective shield around them for several seconds and heals them over time (can be used once per battle).LegendaryAllEvery hero is now Brutus.
A
The Devoted Whisper
Increases all teammates’ Attack Rating by 25% for every Graveborn hero that is on the battlefield.
Increases all teammates’ Attack Rating by 15% for every Graveborn hero that is on the battlefield.
Increases all teammates’ Attack Rating by 10% for every Graveborn hero that is on the battlefield.
Legendary, Elite, RareGravebornPretty nice buff even with only one Graveborn.
A
Blinding Brilliance
Belinda’s "Blessing" ability is shared with all of her teammates.EliteBelindaIt's up to 20% Crit and Attack Rating for all heroes. Very good if you've got Belinda.
A
Ragespike
Raises your heroes’ Attack Ratings by 5% for every battle they win, and can be raised by up to 40%.
Raises your heroes’ Attack Ratings by 4% for every battle they win, and can be raised by up to 20%.
Raises your heroes’ Attack Ratings by 3% for every battle they win, and can be raised by up to 12%.
Legendary, Elite, RareAllOnly worth taking if you're in the first or second floor of the lab.
A
Supporter’s War Flag
Backline heroes Attack Ratings +20%, Crit Ratings +30%.
Backline heroes Attack Ratings +10%, Crit Ratings +15%.
Backline heroes Attack Ratings +5%, Crit Ratings +10%.
Legendary, Elite, RareBacklineSolid stat buffs.
A
War Horn
Raises all allied heroes’ attributes each time an enemy is slain until the end of the battle.

Elite

AllSolid performing relic.
A
Arcane Spellbook
Legendary: Intelligence based heroes deal +30% damage.
Elite: Intelligence based heroes deal +20% damage.
Rare: Intelligence based heroes deal +10% damage.
Legendary, Elite, RareMagesGood if you're got a strong mage DPS like Shemira.
A
Beast’s Claw
Legendary: Agility based heroes deal 30% more damage, Life Leech +10%
Elite: Agility based heroes deal 20% more damage.
Rare: Agility based heroes deal 10% more damage.
Legendary, Elite, RareAgilityGood if you've got a strong agility DPS.
A
Heartseeker
+60% Critical Strike Damage.EliteAllSolid DPS upgrade
A
Silver Arrow
Additional 100% Damage to factional damage advantage.
Additional 50% Damage to factional damage advantage.
Additional 40% Damage to factional damage advantage.
Legendary, Elite, RareAllPretty nice damage bonus.
A
Vambraces of Accuracy
Accuracy +50, Crit Rating +10%.EliteAllSolid stats.
A
Relic Chest
Raises the Health and Defense Ratings of all allied heroes by 2.5% for every Elite or Legendary relic that is possessed, and can be raised by up to a total of 30%.
Raises the Health and Defense Ratings of all allied heroes by 1.5% for every Elite or Legendary relic that is possessed, and can be raised by up to a total of 15%.
Legendary, EliteAllThe eariler you pick this, the worse it will be. By the time you get to the third floor, it should provide some solid stats.
A
Praetorian Helmet
Damage received -25%.
Damage received -15%.
Damage received -10%.
Legendary, Elite, RareAllVery good defensive relic.
B
Statue of Retribution
When a hero dies all attributes of all surviving heroes are raised until the end of the battle.EliteAllA relic you hope will never activate.
B
Heaven’s Grace
Increases the wearer’s health regeneration by 80%.EliteAllGood healing for a single hero.
B
Wristguards of Invigoration
All heroes’ energy recovery rate +40% when injured.EliteAllMore energy is good, but it's not a huge amount.
B
Hunter’s Grasp
Deals more damage to the enemy the more HP they have. Damage is increased by up to 25%.EliteAllNot terrible.
B
Tome of Necromancy
Reduces a Graveborn’s hero’s Cooldown period by 30% and restores 30 energy points per second.
Reduces a Graveborn’s hero’s Cooldown period by 20% and restores 20 energy points per second.
Reduces a Graveborn’s hero’s Cooldown period by 10% and restores 15 energy points per second.
Legendary, Elite, RareGravebornOnly worth using if you've got 3+ Graveborn.
B
Mauler’s Treachery
Raises Mauler heroes’ Attack Ratings by 30% and Life Leech by 30%.
Raises Mauler heroes’ Attack Ratings by 20% and Life Leech by 20%.
Raises Mauler heroes’ Attack Ratings by 10% and Life Leech by 15%.
Legendary, Elite, RareMaulersProbably only worth it with 3+ maulers.
B
Shield of Fortitude
Raises your heroes’ Defense Ratings by 5% for every battle they win, and can be raised by up to a total of 40%.
Raises your heroes’ Defense Ratings by 4% for every battle they win, and can be raised by up to a total of 20%.
Raises your heroes’ Defense Ratings by 3% for every battle they win, and can be raised by up to a total of 12%.
Legendary, Elite, RareAllOnly worth using if you've on the first or second floor of the lab.
B
Wilder's Wisp
Increases a Wilder’s hero’s Crit Rating by 30% and Haste by 30%.
Increases a Wilder’s hero’s Crit Rating by 20% and Haste by 20%.
Increases a Wilder’s hero’s Crit Rating by 15% and Haste by 10%.
Legendary, Elite, RareWildersOnly worth using if you've got 3+ Wilders.
B
The Coral Vow
Increases all teammates’ Defense by 25% for every Lightbearer hero that is on the battlefield.
Increases all teammates’ Defense by 15% for every Lightbearer hero that is on the battlefield.
Increases all teammates’ Defense by 10% for every Lightbearer hero that is on the battlefield.
Legendary, Elite, RareLightbearersDecent buff even with only one Lightbearer.
B
The Pearl Oath
Deals more damage the lower your hero’s HP falls. Damage is increased by up to 35%.
Deals more damage the lower your hero’s HP falls. Damage is increased by up to 25%.
Elite, RareAllDecent damage buff.
B
The Glistening Leaf
All of Nemora’s teammates benefit from her "Life Force" ability after she uses her "Wild Wonder" ability.EliteNemoraWorth using if you've got Nemora.
B
Talonstrike
Vurk will fire 3 bolts per shot when using his ultimate ability “Mania”.EliteVurkWorth picking if you've got Vurk.
B
Ulmus’ Breath
Allows Ulmus to use his "Deep Roots" ability without expending energy points.EliteUlmusGroot is happy.
B
The Silent Promise
Raises all teammates’ Dodge by 12 points for every Wilder hero that is on the battlefield.
Raises all teammates’ Dodge by 8 points for every Wilder hero that is on the battlefield.
Raises all teammates’ Dodge by 4 points for every Wilder hero that is on the battlefield.
Legendary, Elite, RareWildersOnly worth using if you've got 3+ wilders heroes and it's a lot better if you're also using agility heroes.
C
Pendant of Force
Reduces all enemies’ health by 35% at the beginning of battles. Enemies’ health will gradually be regenerated within the first 10 seconds of battle.LegendaryAllSounds good on paper, but realistically you need to kill the heroes within 5 seconds or the effect is useless.
C
Lament
At the beginning of a battle Grezhul is able to use his “Reanimate” ability without using any energy.EliteGrezhulDecent if you're using Grezhul.
C
The Sinful Heart
Shemira is able to use "Soul Siphon" to leech life from 3 enemies at the same time.EliteShemiraMeh. It's Shemira I guess...
C
Vanguard’s War Flag
Frontline heroes’ Defense Ratings +25%, energy recovery rate +40% when injured.
Frontline heroes’ Defense Ratings +15%, energy recovery rate +20% when injured.
Frontline heroes’ Defense Ratings +10%, energy recovery rate +10% when injured.
Legendary, Elite, RareFrontlineIt's alright.
C
Winged Spurs
Dodge +40%.EliteAllIt's probably a lot better when using mostly Agility heroes or Kaz.
D
Lion’s Might
While Brutus’ "Last Grasp" ability is in use its invincibility effect duration will be refreshed every time he makes a kill or assist.EliteBrutusIt makes one of the best heroes slightly better, but it isn't a great relic.
D
Lightbearer’s Loyalty
Lightbearers’ Defence Rating +50%. Energy recovery +30% when injured.
Lightbearers’ Defence Rating +30%. Energy recovery +20% when injured.
Lightbearers’ Defence Rating +10%. Energy recovery +15% when injured.
Legendary, Elite, RareLightbearersNot a fan of this one. It might be worth using if you're using Lucius & Hogan or 4+ Lightbearers.
D
Restorating Crystal
Heals a teammate for 4% of HP per second over 20 seconds when their health drops below 40% HP (can be used once per battle).LegendaryAllMeh.
D
Steel Cuirass
Strength based heroes get +30% Defence. Restores 1% of max HP per second.
Strength based heroes get +20% Defence.
Strength based heroes get +10% Defence.
Legendary, Elite, RareStrengthOnly worth using with 3+ Strength heroes.
D
Branch from the Yggdrasil
Legendary: All surviving heroes recover 40% of lost HP after battles.
Elite: All surviving heroes recover 25% of lost HP after battles.
Rare: All surviving heroes recover 15% of lost HP after battles.
Legendary, Elite, RareAllDoesn't really heal for much.
E
Horn of Replenishment
Heals teammates for 15% of their max HP at the beginning of battles.
Heals teammates for 10% of their max HP at the beginning of battles.
Heals teammates for 6% of their max HP at the beginning of battles.
Legendary, Elite, RareAllNot a lot of healing and wasted if heroes are already full HP.
E
Windforce
Lyca's normal attacks and "Rapid Arrows" ability are able to hit 3 enemies at once.EliteLycaMight be worth using if you've got Lyca.
E
The Tainted Desire
Isabella is able to hit 3 enemies at the same time with her "Void Barrage" ability.
Elite
IsabellaMeh.
F
Hogan’s Fortitude
Reduces the damage Hogan receives by 80% when the damage he receives is less than 6% of his max HP.EliteHoganWhen enemies start to hit hard this basically does nothing.
F
Bloody Shawl
If Khasos successfully grabs his returning throwing axe when using the ability "Throwing Axe" it will be immediately used again.EliteKhasosDoesn't seem that good.
F
The Diligent Vow
Heals the weakest teammate’s HP by 10% after 15 seconds of a battle.
Heals the weakest teammate’s HP by 6% after 15 seconds of a battle.
Heals the weakest teammate’s HP by 4% after 15 seconds of a battle.
Legendary, Elite, RareAllPretty poor amount of healing.
F
Goblet of Resurgence
Restores an additional 50% health and energy when you use the Fountain of Vitality.
Restores an additional 25% health and energy when you use the Fountain of Vitality.
Elite, RareAllYou're probably not going to be using a fountain that much.

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Lean000

Good tier list! but may i ask you WHY the Shemira relic (3 siphon) is rated so low????? For me is a+ tier, oh and the relic that heals 40% at the end of the battles is not that bad it keeps the team healty.

MVMK
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MVMK

Life Leech relics DO give them Life Leech if don’t have it. I have already seen it LOTS of times. Please correct it.

Random
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Random

I don’t understand about deathly Embrace. I only see if you get it lower to 15 percent, Niru’s Reaper skeleton( His Special) the skeleton appears, and kills the enemey. But does it really work on Brutus? Did’nt try it so someone help me please

Tahiri
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Tahiri

Yeah, it kills him befor his immunity activates

HelpfulGuy
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HelpfulGuy

Even if his immunity is in effect, deathly Embrace still kills Brutus.

Kibfe
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Kibfe

The heaven’s grace is wrong what? The healing is increase in all sources, for example: if nemora uses her ult and her heal for 10k each tick then with HG , it is increase to 18k each tick, it works with ANY HEALING’s EFFECT including life leech and shemira’s heal from her attack for example. I guess the text of the relic is just bad explanation. It should be A tier or S- imo

Realvnguy
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Realvnguy

I don’t see why the RELIC CHEST is not worth taking on 3rd floor. Doesn’t it increase your heroes’s health and defense for every elite and legendary relics you OWN instead of every relics you pick up after? 30% health and defense is a really good buff

Hollowize
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Hollowize

The “Glistening Leaf”, Nemora’s Relic, it’s very good if you own her on your team. It’s a Sunstone+Moonstone regen level when you use her ultimate, since it affect the whole team. IMHO, this relic is a MUST if you play with Nemora.

K
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K

It is better to add the picture for the relic

Xell
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Xell

Could you add the effect of the relic ? I am kinda not smart enough to remember all the effects and names

Shemira
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Shemira

About the “Arcane Spellbook” (Intelligence based heroes deal +30% damage)

If you’re using Shemira to kill every thing with ult in 10 seconds like me, this is a MUST-TAKE tier

It’s solid 30% for total damage boost (almost all from shemira), the second largest damage boost relic other than Ragespike.

While Ragespike need 8 battles to reach its full potential, the Spellbook is the BIGGEST instant damage boost (for Shemira/Blinda/etc carried team)

Lenard
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Lenard

Can you confirm that Statue of Retribution only applies whenever your friendly hero dies? I have a long time think it works whenever ANY hero dies. That’s why I pick Statue of Retribution and War Horn every time because all your task is just getting one enemy slained. Then, watch how they BOOM!

Lenard
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Lenard

Also, I think this list is far from satisfaction as you are not clear about the details of each relic. This is somehow misleading. Hope the content can come with solid evidence.

Chuhuhu
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Chuhuhu

Statue of retribution definitely buffs your team when an enemy and an ally dies. But I think this will affect only your team once the update applies. It’s better to get warhorn overall.

xxx
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xxx

I don’t think that’s what the update means. The update basically fixes a bug that the death of illusions can trigger the statue. It just gets back to normal after the update, still an S relic.

Dark
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Dark

First, the Tier list is good, but I feel Spider silk gloves or Decent, probally a S. Reason is because gives more time for people to attack enemies but only front, also, if you are using Shemira, her life leech is useless because shes already full health( unless in previous battles) Deathly Embrace is probably only good Aganiet Brutus and high health enemies. Also, thunderbrust Probally should be Nerfed( But my fav Legendary relic) Bcause it Stuns and Deals a little very High damage.

Fix
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Fix

Lemme stop you at “DEATHLY EMBRACE” It is hot garbage imo, it hardly ever executes anyone becouse the animation is soooooo long, I sooner finish the enemy at 15% bedore the animation ends. It may work maybe vs Wrizz, but other than this it is B tier at MAX.

Kiasma
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Kiasma

Percent leech increase does not appear to work if you have no leech (need Khasos or Mauler relic). Likewise percent regeneration does not work if you do not have regen (need someone like Ulmus). Also Talonstrike is far from F. It’s probably at least a B. It is the single best single unit buffing relic you can get because Vurk’s only downside was him missing people. This relic gives him FORK. Each arrow splits into 3, it’s not just a triple arrow. As a result his ult is almost guaranteed to always be hitting someone. Give Vurk some buffs and… Read more »

Tahiri
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Tahiri

I like the tier list in general, but I feel like the rating for POISONOUS EMBRACE might need a note that says how amazing it is to clear the Mini Wrizz as it’s basically the only relic that can solo him.

Terrorr
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Terrorr

Does NOSFERATU’S FANG works even if your teams has no life leech?

Shak
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Shak

For me, Carnal Grip is one of the top priority items. Moonstone+Sunstone will be the best.