AFK Arena tier list (January 2024): Best heroes in patch 1.132

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AFK Arena’s 1.132 update has transformed the game, bringing exciting changes to the hero rankings. Here’s our latest hero tier list to guide you through the game’s dynamics this January 2024!

In AFK Arena, heroes rise and fall with each update, reshaping the mobile game‘s strategy. This tier list pinpoints the heroes who’ve maintained their edge and those newly risen stars, ensuring your team is always at its strongest.

Are you ready for the challenge, warriors? Get set to delve into the intricacies of AFK Arena’s post-1.128 world! This tier list isn’t just about listing heroes; it’s about giving you the strategies you need to win, whether in intense boss fights or cunning PvP clashes. So, let’s get started and see who’s leading the pack in the Arena! — so let’s dive in and check out everything you need in the gacha RPG.

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Updated January 8, 2024, to refresh the tier list according to the current in-game meta.


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Make sure to choose the best heroes for your party in AFK Arena with our tier list.

AFK Arena factions

As mentioned above, the heroes in AFK Arena are categorized according to the faction they are from. There is a total of five different factions in the game:

  • Mages
  • Rangers
  • Supports
  • Tanks
  • Warriors

Given that the strength of a particular hero relies on specific scenarios that they’re in – from the synergy between the heroes in a party to how an enemy counters them – we’ve broken down our AFK Arena tier list faction by faction:

AFK Arena hero tier list

Best mages in AFK Arena

Heroes from this faction excel in casting spells for a variety of purposes. Be it to deal massive damage and crowd-control enemies or to buff up their own allies, Mages are powerful in situations suited to their abilities.

Tier Heroes
A Awakended Maetria, Ainz Ooal Gown, Belinda, Khazard, Merlin, Shemira, Vyloris, Zaphrael
B Mehira, Eluard, Lorsan, Pippa, Morael, Safiya
C Theksu, Belinda, Skriath, Isabella, Oden, Flora
D Shemira, Leonardo, Satrana, Solise

Best rangers in AFK Arena

Rangers are adept at dealing physical damage to enemies, and although these heroes aren’t exactly sustain-heavy, they make up for it with the amount of damage they deal to their enemies.

Tier Heroes
A Awakened Thane, Crassio, Eironn, Ferael, Athalia, Lucretia, Ezio, Awakened Athalia, Raku, Prince of Persia, Olgath
B Lyca, Joker, Kren, Gwyneth, Nakoruru, Theowyn
C Drez, Fawkes, Cecilia, Tidus, Respen
D Kelthur, Vurk, Kaz, Oscar, Thane

Best supports in AFK Arena

No matter how good a hero might be, they will face scenarios in AFK Arena that are near impossible to overcome without support.

Support heroes tend to rely on saves and buffs for other heroes in the combat party and can be the difference between winning and losing in various situations.

Tier Heroes
A Elijah and Lailah, Mortass, Rowan, Leofric, Palmer
B Silas, Ezizsh, Desira, Talene, Leofric
C Nemora, Numisu, Rosaline, Tasi
D Peggy, Arden, Raine
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With five factions to choose from, each character has its own unique abilities to add to your AFK Arena combat party.

Best tanks in AFK Arena

As the name suggests, these heroes are extremely sustain-heavy and soak up any damage or crowd control that the enemy might have to throw.

Tanks are exceptional when it comes to holding the frontline, and are essential in almost every team composition.

Tier Heroes
A Daimon, Sonja, Skreg, Canisa and Ruke
B Albedo, Titus, Arthur, Thoran
C Orthros, Hendrik, Anoki,, Mezoth, Grezhul Lucius
D Brutus, Gorvo, Ulmus, Torne

Best warriors in AFK Arena

These are the heroes who are not only capable of dealing bursts of damage and utility but also soaking up a fair amount of damage when the situation calls for it.

Tier Heroes
A Anasta, Alna, Saurus, Izoid, Nara, Tamrus
B Queen, Baden, Wu Kong
C Estrilda, Antandra, Warek, Ukyo, Zolrath
D Khasos, Rigby, Seirus

Heroes that feature in the A and B tiers are those that you should be looking to use in your combat party for most purposes. However, you should also note that it is important to ensure that you have selected the proper faction of heroes for the specific quest that you’re about to start.

So, there you have it – that’s our AFK Arena hero tier list for patch 1.128 in January 2024. Make sure to check back in the future for any changes. For more mobile gaming tips and tricks, make sure to check out our guides:

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