AFK Arena is a mobile idle RPG game created and published by Lilith Games and Original Entertainment for Android and iOS. The biggest feature of the game is that players are able to spend only a few minutes actively playing the game.
Once players have selected their heroes, formation, and gear, they can then leave the game to fight enemies, explore new lands and unlock rewards without direct interaction.
The name hallmarks this feature of the game being an old-school acronym for away from the keyboard. While the game is largely done automatically, players still need to progress through the story and level up their characters. Naturally, the game increases in difficulty as the player progresses through the chapters.
Players need to log in at least once every 12 hours to get the most out of the game’s AFK feature, as that is all the game will hold. Additionally, players are encouraged to log in and explore a special labyrinth that changes every two days, as well as, explore guild events and daily and weekly quests they can complete.
There are also ranked combat tower events that pit players against each other and other limited-time events. Participating in events will help players gain rewards and level up faster and in general, shouldn’t take more than half an hour a day to complete.
There is also a storyline to the game, mainly being about defeating a demon. However, the storyline is released in small and spaced-out increments which makes it secondary to gameplay mechanics and the overall fun of the game. Despite this, the 40 heroes and six factions all have unique and interesting backstories that create an interesting world.
Combined with the fairy tale-like graphics this game not only pleases action junkies but also those that enjoy an overall well-made game. AFK Arena has garnered the attention and praise of many different high-profile gamers including Markiplier who is featured as a tavern owner in the game.
What is a Tier List and How to Use it?
Tier lists are rankings of the heroes and how well they fare within the game. Tier lists are used to group characters and help players select the best team for their gameplay style.
AFK allows players to use five different heroes as part of their team and creating a team-based around one faction will give bonuses during combat. Each faction is strong against one faction and weak against another. For example, Maulers are strong against Wilders while being weak against Lightbearers.
- Graveborns are strong against Lightbearers but weak against Wilders
- Maulers are strong against Wilders but weak against Lighbearers
- Lightbearers are strong against Maulers but weak against Graveborn’s
- Wilders are strong against Graveborns and weak against Maulers
- Celestials are strong and weak against Hypogeans
- Hypogeans are strong and weak against Celestials
- Dimensionals is a special faction that doesn’t come with a faction bonus and can only be obtained from the merchant store and the Labyrinth store.
Tier List Ratings
Ratings for AFK Arena follow the standard S-D ratings. S means that the hero works well within gameplay and is a great choice as part of a team. A means that the hero works well with most heroes, B,C and D are generally heroes you probably won’t find yourself using very often simply because they don’t have enough to offer.
Overall AFK Arena heavily features heroes that are overpowered and work great with other heroes. It’s easy to create teams centered around one specific faction because all of the characters work well together and offer a lot. Characters are also diverse and you will find different classed heroes in different factions making it easy to create a well-rounded team despite being part of one faction.
|Elijah & Lailah||Support||Intelligence||Buffer||Celestials|
|Wu Kong||Warrior||Strength||Continuous Damage||Celestials|
Question: Where can I play AFK Arena?
Answer: AFK Arena can be downloaded from the Google Play store or the Apple Store depending on if you have an android or apple device. Additionally, you can use the Bluestacks android emulator on your PC to play AFK Arena easily from your laptop or desktop.
Android Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lilithgame.hgame.gp
iOS Download: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/afk-arena/id1375425432
Question: Are tier lists subjective?
Answer: Of course, they are generally based on a matter of opinion and player experience. As the game is updated and changed some heroes may find themselves farther down on a tier list and others may find themselves at a better advantage.
The same can be said for different game levels, this list mostly focuses on endgame heroes and content. Overall just create a team that works for your gameplay style and don’t follow a tier list as if it is the bible of the game.
Question: Are there other games like AFK Arena?
Answer: Of course! If you find yourself really enjoying AFK Arena there are plenty of other games out there that are very similar to it. These include Ode to Heros, With Heros, Ulala, and Summoners Era. All of these are idle games in some ways and most operate very similarly to AFK Arena.
AFK Arena features a lot of overpowered heroes from a variety of factions once they are leveled up. In general, you could create a team based on any faction that is well-rounded, powerful, and will stick with you through endgame content. This tier brought to light just how powerful most of the characters are in the game and how easy it is to create a team.
When creating a team you want to be aware of their roles and types as well. While class and faction can give you some idea of how that character will play, roles and types also tell you what strengths that character brings to the gameplay. Overall AFK Arena allows you to easily create teams that will kick butt at any gameplay they throw at you.