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AFK Arena Tier List 2021 – Best Support, Mage, Ranger, Warrior, Tank

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AFK Arena is an RPG (role-playing game) for mobile devices that uses time-based and gacha mechanics to progress the user’s experience. AFK Arena has lots of different characters, each with their own abilities and playstyles. At the time of writing, there are at least 100 characters in the game, each with strengths and weaknesses. If you want to know how each of the heroes rank against each other, here is an AFK Arena Tier List, along with a few notes on who we think are the best heroes in each role.

When looking at this AFK Arena Tier List, please be aware that the game is a gacha title. You will randomly get heroes by summing them through in-game rewards and mission objectives. Building a team comp is therefore time consuming and random. Please be aware you’ll be building a few different comps and possessing equivalent throughout your stay in AFK Arena, so looking for the perfect S Tier comp is rather unachievable without true dedication to the game. So, remember to look for B and A tier characters, as they’ll come in handy throughout the game’s lifespan, even in the end game if you don’t get lucky enough.

Rating Tiers Key

  • S Tier Heroes are by far the best characters in the game. Some of these picks can become so incredibly powerful the more you level them up or work perfectly in so many comps. Abuse them if you can get them
  • A Tier: These Heroes are also considered to be somewhat powerful and should not be overlooked if you get the opportunity to invest in them. The only reason why they do not make the S tier category is due to the fact that they possess a flaw or two more notable than S Tier picks.
  • B Tier: Decent overall units, but B tier Heroes do not excel in every game mode and this is what prevents them from being ranked higher. These are the characters you’ll want when you first get into the game and are looking to create your own style.
  • C Tier: These Heroes are your average Joes and should usually be avoided unless they are vital to your composition or you have a specific use for them.
  • D Tier: It’s recommended that you sacrifice these immediately when starting the grind towards the end of the game. There’s arguably no reason to use them in higher-level battles.

Best Heroes in AFK Arena

Best Supports in AFK Arena

Elijah Lailah

We believe Tasi to be one of the best support flex heroes in the game. Her abilities do solid healing and damage, has a sleep that does 25% bonus damage based on the target’s damage while asleep. Her Banishment ability is kinda nuts, sending the highest attack rating into a banished state for four seconds. That is incredibly strong, especially when there are a few kill targets on the board. Furthermore, her higher-level abilities are bonkers buff and provide incredible defensiveness for a support intelligence character.

Alternatively, Rowan is incredibly easy to use. At Level 41, Rowan unlocks a market stall with three health potions. These three healing potions are automatically used to restore 30% of a hero’s health after falling to 50%. Due to his passive team healing and defensiveness, it does mean that Rowan can go on the offence with Avian Assault and Dazzle. Either way, this character is a great pick for both PvP and PvE.

If you want a Support with solid frontlines and energy users, then Elijah and Lailah are OP. The two spirits use their restorative abilities to return health and energy to different allied targets. They are also hard to kill, with temporary defensive abilities for both characters. Also, it can be hard to pin down, as CCing Lailahc causes the other spirit to break them out, granting them a shield. Overall, tricky to deal with in PvP and strong in PvE in many energetic and physical comps styles, hence the position at the top of the AFK Arena Tier List.

Best Rangers

Lucretia –  is the ultimate Assasin. Her Deathwish automatically isolates the enemy with the highest attack power, lowering their overall damage by 30%. Furthermore, this ranger has solid melee abilities with her skulls and hellfire abilities. Either way, she works well in any position and brings powerful utility and damage.

Lyca is a great single target and AOE Ranger if you want that playstyle. The damage comes from her Star Shot and Rapid Arrows while powering herself and allies with her Fawn’s haste buff. The more she levels up, the more her damage modifiers improve, becoming a late-game powerhouse.

Ezio – Of course, they were going to make the crossover characters good. Ezio is the ultimate assassin from the Assassins Creed franchise, and his stealth and assassination work well. Eagle Vision marks every enemy on the battlefield. Every time an enemy is hit with an ability, the 275 execution range increases by 8%. It means that Ezio can go on a mad killing spree when linked with some powerful mages like Zaphrael or Ainz, which we’ll get onto in a second. In case his damage potential wasn’t enough, his defensive utility every 9 seconds allows him to avoid all attacks made against him completely. Overall, Ezio is a fine addition to any well-structured comp, earning a top spot on the AFK Arena Tier List.

Best Mages

Ainz Ooal Gown

Ainz Ooal Gown – is a skeleton mage who channels huge AOE damage across the battlefields. If he does get kicked, then he just gets more energy to use elsewhere. Magic Caster is also a useful basic modifier, dealing plenty of damage to whoever it targets, whether a single target or multi-target. Unfortunately, the ability cycles its powers, so it requires some tactical planning. Finally, his most crazy ability is from his lvl 41 ability, which periodically stuns all enemies for four seconds every 24 seconds while dealing 30% total health in that period. Overall, that ability is crazy and is the sole reason why any mage fan needs this character. It does need some peel and protection, so you’ll likely want reliable support or a tank.

Zaphrael – is the wannabee Zeus character that slings lightning at his opponents. The combination of Lightning Purge, Lightning Arc and Thunderstorm makes his abilities reliable AOE. While not as crazy as Ainz, it is a pick that fits any composition, especially PVE.

Best Tanks

Not many tanks sit in the top end of the AFK Arena Tier List, but Albedo is one standout. Albedo can teleport straight into the heart of battle, dealing AOE damage. It is undoubtedly a way to get one of your characters into the fray with ease, perfect for a tank. Also, if she needs to protect an ally from CC, she can use a teleport to the backline and gain a shield via Black Guard. Shield Lord is another TP  AOE ability that jumps to a random lally surrounded by enemies. The only downside to Albedo is the RNG element and strategical play to get the character to work. Micromanagement could turn people away, despite her very good abilities.

On the other hand, Daimon is a more standard tank. His Soul Feast takes some of the damage all of his allies via Soul Feast takes, but cannot die from ally damage taken. Blood Shield is a huge health steal ability, which can be procced with his Soul Feast ability. For more control, Inanimate Companion deals a nice bit of burst and stuns the target for a considerable amount of time. Overall, very easy to use and a great PvE companion.

Best Warriors

Alna is a weird character that lowers everyone’s haste, including her allies. However, her Winter War Cry uses that missing haste to deal some incredible damage, Also, if you need a tank killer, Freezing Pierce is a great tool for a team. Meanwhile, she can support her team with Winter’s Call lowering the dodge chance of enemies hit the effect. She is an exciting frontliner with solid disruptions, making her a supportive tank character. This character can also do some solid work in PvP.

Wukong is the monkey god on earth, with many games taking on his various form as the core of any game design. AFK is no different, with the clones doing damage and causing Wukong to disappear, effectively an offensive-defensive. Meanwhile, Bludgeon is one of the harder-hitting single target abilities, with some added AOE to it. Like Alna, this ability scales with max health damage, working as a nice burst tool against tanks. Lastly, Falling Fury is a haste debuff and huge physical AOE. It can be a great tool for controlling the battlefield. With all this said, both Alna and Wukong fill two different niches, each extremely valuable in various comps. With that said, we believe they are the two highest-ranking warriors in the AFK Arena Tier List.

With this opinion said, here is the full AFK Arena Tier List.

AFK Arena Tier List

S Tier

  1. Ainz Ooal Gown
  2. Albedo
  3. Alna
  4. Daimon
  5. Eironn
  6. Elijah & Lailah
  7. Ezio
  8. Ezizh
  9. Ferael
  10. Khazard
  11. Lucretia
  12. Mehira
  13. Rowan
  14. Talene
  15. Tasi
  16. Wu Kong
  17. Zaphrael

A Tier

  1. Athalia
  2. Desira
  3. Elusard
  4. Fawkes
  5. Grezhul
  6. Izold
  7. JOKER
  8. Kelthur
  9. Kren
  10. Lucius
  11. Lyca
  12. Morael
  13. Mortas
  14. Nemora
  15. Orthros
  16. QUEEN
  17. Rosaline
  18. Safiya
  19. Saurus
  20. Shemira
  21. Silas
  22. Thoran


We believe that if you invest a lot of upgrades, gear, and XP into Athalia, she is an S Tier pick. However, she really is a commitment, and therefore we feel she belongs more in the A Tier.

Also, we do think that Lucius is one of the stronger tanks in the game. The character is a solid tank for Pve content, has nice healing capabilities too. While not exactly a core piece of any team, the pick is perfectly suitable in both PvE and PvP. However, there are much better, it is just Lucius is one of the more characters you’ll come across early on.

B Tier

  1. Anoki
  2. Arthur
  3. Belinda
  4. Brutus
  5. Dastan
  6. Estrilda
  7. Fawkes
  8. Flora
  9. Gwyneth
  10. Hendrik
  11. Kaz
  12. Khasos
  13. Lorsan
  14. Nara
  15. Numisu
  16. Oden
  17. Pippa
  18. Raku
  19. Respen
  20. Satrana
  21. Skreg
  22. Solise
  23. Theowyn
  24. Torne
  25. Vurk
  26. Warek

C Tier

  1. Antandra
  2. Baden
  3. Cecilia
  4. Drez
  5. Golus
  6. Gorvo
  7. Hogan
  8. Isabella
  9. Mezoth
  10. Mirael
  11. Nakoruru
  12. Niru
  13. Peggy
  14. Raine
  15. Rigby
  16. Serus
  17. Skriath
  18. Theowyn
  19. Tidus
  20. Ukyo
  21. Ulmus
  22. Zolrath

D Tier

  1. Angelo
  2. Ankhira
  3. Arden
  4. Ira
  5. Kelthur
  6. Morvus
  7. Ogi
  8. Oscar
  9. Saveas
  10. Seirus
  11. Silvina
  12. Thane
  13. Vedan


This concludes our AFK Arena Tier List. If you enjoyed this content, why not check out our other Gacha game Tier Lists you can find here.

Staff Writer AT WEPC

Craig Robinson

Craig has spent several years in esports. He began his journey as a volunteer, writing about games he loved whilst studying at University. Upon graduating, he worked as a freelance writer, talking about esports and gaming for several years before landing in WePC's gaming section.