Last Updated 19th April 2024

AFK Journey is the new hit Fantasy RPG created by Lilith Games and Farlight that has taken the mobile market by storm. In this guide we break down each of the Heroes into a Tier List so you can make the right decisions when it comes to choosing, and levelling, yours.

AFK Journey is a brand new game, only released (globally) on March 27th 2024. With that in mind, the meta is constantly shifting as players discover new hero combinations and progress further into the game.

This Tier List provides individual power rankings but you should remember that in AFK Journey, you receive a faction bonus which increases the power of your team if you have multiple Heroes of the same faction together. There are also powerful synergies that can be realized between certain Heroes so try not to focus only on Tier Lists.

Overall

Tier List Discussion (S-Tier)

Hero Icon Reinier

Quite possibly the strongest Hero in the game currently, Reinier is really a master of all trades. As a Hypogean, he can fit into any team and excels in all game modes with a powerful combination of crowd control, support buffs/debuffs and damage output.

Hero Icon Vala

Probably the strongest assassin in the game, Vala also has surprising survivability and stickiness through her Exclusive Weapon which makes her untargetable and provides her with a powerful heal on kill effect. Powerful in all game modes (though somewhat easily manipulated in PVP), she’s a killing machine.

Hero Icon Thoran

Thoran is truly a powerhouse that excels in sticking to the board, especially within Story mode but also across all other game modes too. His Ultimate packs a punch and when you unlock his Exclusive Weapon, he becomes even more versatile, able to protect weaker backline units and effectively gaining a 3rd life.

Hero Icon Cecia

Cecia delivers the perfect combination of incredible AOE damage and crowd control. Even without summoning Mr Carlyle, her Ultimate would be incredible. She gains additional crowd control through her Exclusive Weapon and although she doesn’t shine quite as bright in the Dream Realm, she’s a very powerful all-rounder.

Hero Icon Rowan

With more energy generation than a Duracell battery, Rowan is unique in his ability to massively accelerate the rate at which your Heroes can activate their UItimates thanks to his own Ultimate, Fatal Greed. This makes him incredibly powerful in almost all situations and it doesn’t hurt that he’s also a great burst healer that can drain the Energy from your opponents.

Hero Icon Smokey & Meerky

Smokey & Meerkey, along with Hewynn, is one of the most powerful AOE healers in the game with his Ultimate Special Aroma. Not only does this provide healing however, it also provides huge buffs to allies caught within range including ATK and Haste. Overall, a great support unit.

Hero Icon Odie

Odie’s Exclusive Weapon is what ultimately earns him an S-tier slot in our Overall Tier List. The ability to instantly kill enemy Heroes is incredibly powerful both in Story (bye Igor) and PVP. Aside from this ability however, he also deals a tonne of consistent damage and therefore can fit into most teams and situations (faction bonus aside).