AFK Arena Artifacts Guide – Here Are the Best Artifacts for Each Hero

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What are AFK Arena Artifacts?

AFK Arena Artifacts are unique trinkets found in the Peaks of Time or Trials of God event maps that can be equipped onto your heroes to boost their stats and imbue them with powers unique to each artifact. This post serves both as an artifact tier list and a guide for the best artifacts for each hero or class.

Dura's Artifacts

Lore

Peaks of Time

According to Legend, the Peaks of Time were created by Honas, God of Creation, in order to allow him watch over all of his creations in the past, present and future. It was said that when Dura fell to the earth, the last remnants of her being fell onto the high peaks of the mountain and were scattered, breaking up into Seven Divine Artifacts that lay hidden somewhere within its interior. Only when all seven of the artifacts are brought together, will the world have a chance to return to a state of peace.” ― Unknown

Dura's Artifacts Backstory

Dura, goddess of life is a generous being, she gave knowledge to the mortals and showered them with compassion. Weakened by Annih and his Hypogean horde, Dura used the last vestiges of her power to create the seven divine artifacts, fearing that the demonic horde may once again resurface from the barred gate. Wielding the divine artifacts, the mortals may have a fighting chance of fending off the demons once more.

Dura's last words to the mortals:

Mortals of power will never cower,

With the divine light, champions shall always fight.

Those that not surrender, let no man put asunder.

Evil shall never decree, it may only flee.

How to upgrade Dura's Artifacts?

Acquiring a Dura's artifact is relatively easy, by achieving a 100% completion percentage at its corresponding Peaks of Time map. Upgrading Dura's artifacts is not challenging, it's just a very slow process, as you can acquire fragments by completing Campaign Quests, performing Stargazing, or getting a few of them from other events or from the AFK rewards.

Dura's Artifacts List

ArtifactDetailsEquipment AttributesArtifact PowersObtained In
Dura's GraceAn artifact forged by Dura that calls upon the divine light for protection, allowing them to fight on valiantly.DODGE: 10
HP: 8%
Activates a divine shield that offsets up to 120% damage over 5 seconds.
2 stars: Divine shield offsets up to 170% damage
3 stars: Divine shield prevents any mind control effects for 3 seconds
Ranhorn's Strife
Dura's EyeAn artifact forged by Dura that is able to perceive its enemy's weak spots and deal a fatal blow to them.CRIT: 5
PR: 5
Increases attack speed by 15% for 3 seconds when a Critical Strike occurs.
2 stars: Attack speed is increased to 20%
5 stars: Haste +25%, Critical Strike Damage +30%
Secrets of the Forest
Dura's CallAn artifact forged by Dura that allows its wearer to fight on, even at the brink of death.Movement Speed (MSPD): 8
MR: 5
Restores 10 energy points per second.
2 stars: Restores 15 energy points per second. 5 stars: Remaining energy points are shared amongst surviving heroes if death occurs.
Rest In Peace
Dura's DrapeOne of Dura's rare artifacts. Those that wear the drape will have Dura's blessing.Defense: +8%Health Recovery Rate +10%. Health Recovery Rate Increased to +15%.
2 stars: Health Recovery Rate increases the more the wearer's health falls.
5 stars: Health Recovery Rate may be increased up to +30%.
The Far Frontier
Dura's BladeAn artifact forged by Dura, that can only be used by the honorable. It bestows courage to swordbearers.Accuracy: +15
Attack: +5%
Once the battle begins, the wielding hero's attack rating increases 1% every 3s.
2 stars: Attack rating increases 1% every 3s and 2 ACC
5 stars: Attack rating increases 1.5% every 3s and 3 ACC
Viper's Marsh
Dura's Chalice of VitalityAn artifact forged by Dura herself. The chalice possesses Dura's own blood and gives renewed vigor to anyone that drinks from it.HP: 8%
Defense: 5%
Restores 1% health per second for the first 30 seconds of a battle.
2 stars: Restores 1% health per second for the first 45 seconds of a battle 5 stars: Restores 1.5% health per second for the first 45 seconds of a battle
The Savage Wastes
Dura's ConvictionOne of Dura's artifacts. Dura's conviction is able to strengthen the resolve of whomever wears it.Critical Rating: 3
Accuracy: 15
Increases the wearer's Attack Rating by 5% when there are no nearby enemies.
2 stars: Attack Rating is increased by up to 7%.
5 stars: Unleashes a shockwave every 15 seconds that knocks back any nearby enemies.
The Solar Plane
Dura's Artifacts List

Class Artifacts

Lore

In ancient times, the great evil known as the Hypogeans were forever seeking ways to deal a final blow to mortal men. To aid the mortals, Dura instructed the five great elemental guardians to forge five divine artifacts.

Guardian Aaldir used the power of mountains to forge his artifact. Whoever wields it shall become as mighty as the mountains.

Guardian Udea used the power of the waves to forge her artifact. Whoever wields it shall see the world in crystal clarity.

Guardian Zateus used the power of fire to smelt his artifact. Whoever wields it shall fight with a burning fire in their heart.

Guardian Elo used the power of nature to weave his weapon. Whoever wields it shall be as light as a leaf.

Guardian Winas used the power of wind to chisel her weapon. Whoever wields it shall be as wild as the wind.

With the artifacts in their hands, the mortals would possess the power of the gods. Hidden throughout Esperia, the artifacts are waiting to be wielded once again, ready for the next great war.

Class Specific Artifacts List

Class specific artifacts can be obtained from the Trials of God maps.

ArtifactImageClass3 Star Stats 4 Star StatsArtifact PowersTrials of God
The BarricadeTankCR:10
HP:21%
CR:11
HP:23%
When the ally with the highest Combat Rating (excluding the wearer) suffers fatal damage, The Barricade nullifies the damage. The hero using Barricade loses 40% HP, converted into a shield that protects the ally for 12 seconds. Cooldown: 30s
3 stars: Cooldown reduced to 15s.
The Depths of Time
Waistband of ResilienceTankHP:21.3%
DEF:16.7%
HP:23.4%
DEF:18.3%
Deals 130% damage to a non-summoned enemy when they are under the effects of control ability and grants the Waistband's wearer a shield equal to 10% of their max health, which exists for 9 seconds. This ability can target the same enemy once every 12 seconds.
3 stars:
Shield's value is equal to 15% of the wearer's max health.
The Frosted Expanse
Chaos BringerWarriorACC:30
ATK:15%
ACC:35
ATK:16%
The first 2 times the hero’s Ultimate ability is used deals 180% AoE damage to enemies ahead and permanently raises the hero’s Haste by 10 points and Life Leech by 8 points.
3 stars: The first 2 times the hero’s Ultimate ability is used deals 220% AoE damage to enemies ahead and permanently raises the hero’s Haste by 15 points and Life Leech by 12 points.
Fields of Stone
CarnageWarriorAS:19.6
ATK:8.3%
AS: 21.5
ATK: 9.1%
Once the wielder's health falls below 50%, they are granted 15 Haste points and 32 Life Leech points for 8 seconds. Cooldown: 18s.
3 stars: Haste points increased to 20; Life Leach increased to 40.
The Forest’s Edge
Shroud of VerdureRangerCRIT:9.5
HP:14.3%
CRIT: 10.5
HP: 15.8%
Grants a shield at the beginning of battles with a value equal to 60% of the wearer's max health that lasts 8 seconds. The Wearer's Attack Rating is increased by 20% while the shield exists.
3 stars: Wearer's Attack Rating is increased by 25% while the shield exists.
Fallen Souls
WindbinderMageHP:9.2% ATK:10%
CA:16.7
HP:10.1%
ATK:11%
CA:18.3
Wielder immediately gains 250 Energy points at the start of battles. Wielder loses 40 Energy points per second for 5 seconds after using their Ultimate ability for the first time. Wielder immediately gains 300 Energy points at the start of battles.
3 stars: Wielder loses 40 Energy points per second for 5 seconds after using their Ultimate ability for the first time.
Highburn Stronghold
Warden of the ArcaneMageHASTE:8
DEF:24.8%
ATK:11.7%
HASTE:9
DEF:27.2%
ATK:12.8%
When damage is dealt to enemies, an additional 160% damage is also dealt to them. Can be used against the same enemy once every 12 seconds.
3 stars: Additional damage raised to 190%
Frozen Ground
TidebearerSupportCR:15.3
HP:14.2%
CR:16.2
HP:16%
During battles, the wielder shall gain a shield every 15 seconds with a value equal to 30% of their max health, which exists for 5 seconds. If the shield still exists after its timer has elapsed, every 2% of the shield's value will be converted into 12 Energy points but shall not exceed 120 points.
3 stars: Shield value raised to 40% of their max health.
The Howling Wastes
Verdant LongbowRangerATK:13.3%, ACC:36.7 ATK:14.7%, ACC:40.3 Deals 230% damage to a target, ignoring their Defense Ratings every 4 normal attacks.
3 stars: Normal attacks reduced to 3
The Depths of Time II
Seraphic TideSupportATK:10%
HR: 6.7
ATK:11%
HR: 7.3
The first two wearer ultimates bounce orbs that heal allies for 180% and damage enemies for 150% damage. Allies hit get 10 haste for 6 seconds while enemies lose 10 haste.
3 stars: Effect caused for the first three wearer ultimates.

The Frozen Hinterland
Pauldron of Burning FuryWarriorWhen the wielder is damaged, deals damage back to the attacker equal to 8% of health already lost by the wielder. Cooldown: 5 seconds.
3 stars: Damage deal equal to 12% of the health already lost. Cooldown: 3 seconds
The Hazy Timberland
AFK Arena Class specific Artifacts List

How to upgrade AFK Arena class artifacts?

To unlock an AFK Arena class artifact you will have to complete its corresponding Trials of God map with a difficulty score of at least 16. To enhance each artifact even further you will have to complete each artifact's Trials of God map at higher difficulties, up to 40 which fully unlocks the 3-star version. As you probably have guessed beating each map at difficulty 40 is quite the challenge.

Which are the most valuable AFK Arena Artifacts?

One could argue that this is a matter of personal preference, but generally speaking, artifacts that boost Haste, Attack Rating, or Energy Regeneration are typically the most valuable in most game modes as they go hand in hand with the best dps and support characters. Personally, I would rate the top artifacts in the game as follows.

Artifact Tier List

SDura's EyeWindbinderDura's Call
AWaistband of ResiliencePauldron of Burning FuryChaos Bringer
BDura's BladeShroud of VerdureVerdant LongbowWarden of the Arcane
CDura's ChaliceTidebearerThe Barricade
DDura's GraceSeraphic TideCarnage
FDura's DrapeDura's Conviction

Note: I don't really like Tidebearer but it's good enough in case you want to avoid the diminishing rates when equipping multiple Dura's Calls.

Note: For heroes like Eironn that can go down super fast Dura's Grace and Shroud of Verdure are good choices, but if you Eironn can survive Dura's Eye is a better choice.

Note: Windbinder is pretty good for Mages like Ainz with a devastating Ultimate ability.

Note: Dura's Waistband of Resilience is an artifact I would move to the S tier if you team has enough crowd-control.

Note: I consider Dura's Conviction only viable for heroes like Flora but even then Dura's Blade is a better option as she will go down last.

Note: While Chaos Bringer is better than Dura's Blade overall, for fights like the Twisted Realm bosses where the battle goes on for 90 seconds Dura's Blade is probably a better option if your Chaos Bringer is not upgraded. Keep that in mind.

Artifact Priority per Hero

The artifact of choice for each hero can sometimes be situational, but in most cases, the list below should give you an idea of which artifact to use on which hero.

Note: If you team uses enough CC you will typically benefit more from Waistband of Resilience than The Barricade.

Note: If you use the Twins to link Rosaline and Saurus on your frontline (that's what you typically do for Guild Hunting bosses or the Twisted Realm), oftentimes, the best artifact to equip her with is Dura's Blade. You will have to experiment to check what maximizes your damage though.

HeroBest Artifact ChoiceAlternative #1Alternative #2

Ainz

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Albedo

Waistband of Resilience

Chalice of Vitality

The Barricade

Alna

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Anoki

Waistband of Resilience

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

The Barricade

Antandra

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Grace

Dura's Drape

Arthur

The Barricade

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Waistband of Resilience

Athalia

Dura's Eye

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Blade

Baden
Pauldron of Burning Fury

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Eye

Belinda

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Brutus

Dura's Blade

The Barricade

Waistband of Resilience

Cecilia

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Daimon

Dura's Call

Waistband of Resilience

Dura's Drape

Dastan (PoP)

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Drez

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Shroud of Verdure

Eironn

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Call

Dura's Eye

Elijah & Lailah

Dura's Call

Tidebearer

Dura's Eye

Dura's Eye

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Ezio

Dura's Blade

Dura's Eye

Shroud of Verdure

Ezizh

Tidebearer

Dura's Call

Dura's Grace

Fawkes

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Shroud of Verdure

Ferael

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Shroud of Verdure

Flora

Dura's Eye

Windbinder

Dura's Conviction

Gorvo

Waistband of Resilience

Dura's Grace

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Grezhul

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Gwyneth

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Hendrik

Waistband of Resilience

The Barricade

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Isabella

Dura's Eye

Windbinder

Warden of the Arcane

JOKER

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Izold

Pauldron of Burning Fury

Chaos Bringer

Carnage

Kaz

Dura's Grace

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Eye

Kelthur

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Eye

Dura's Grace

Khasos

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Eye

Dura's Grace

Khazard

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Lorsan

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Lucius

The Barricade

Waistband of Resilience (CC)

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Lucretia

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Shroud of Verdure

Lyca

Verdant Longbow

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Eye

Mehira

Windbinder

Warden of the Arcane

Dura's Drape

Mezoth

The Barricade

Waistband of Resilience

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Morael

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Mortas

Tidebearer

Dura's Eye

Dura's Grace

Dura's Eye

Dura's Grace

Shroud of Verdure

Nara

Pauldron of Burning Fury

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Eye

Nemora

Tidebearer

Dura's Call

Dura's Drape

Numisu

Dura's Call

Tidebearer

Dura's Grace

Oden

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Grace

Orthros

Waistband of Resilience

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Dura's Drape

Oscar

Dura's Eye

Shroud of Verdure

Verdant Longbow

Peggy

Dura's Call

Tideberarer

Dura's Eye

Pippa

Warden of the Arcane

Dura's Call

Windbinder

QUEEN

Dura's Eye

Chaos Bringer

Pauldron of Burning Fury

Raine

Dura's Call

Tidebearer

Seraphic Tide

Raku

Verdant Longbow

Shroud of Verdure

Dura's Eye

Respen

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Shroud of Verdure

Rigby

Pauldron of Burning Fury

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Dura's Grace

Rosaline

Dura's Blade

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Rowan

Dura's Call

Tidebearer

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Safiya

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Satrana

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Grace

Saurus

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Blade

Dura's Eye

Seirus

Pauldron of Burning Fury

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Dura's Call

Shemira

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Silas

Dura's Blade

Dura's Drape

Tidebearer

Skreg

Waistband of Resilience

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Dura's Call

Skriath

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Solise

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Grace

Talene

Dura's Blade

Dura's Call

Dura's Eye

Tasi

Dura's Eye

Tidebearer

Dura's Call

Thane

Dura's Eye

Dura's Grace

Shroud of Verdure

Theowyn

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Shroud of Verdure

Thoran

Dura's Call

Waistband of Resilience

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Torne

Waistband of Resilience

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Dura's Blade

Ukyo

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Eye

Pauldron of Burning Fury

Ulmus

Waistband of Resilience

Dura's Chalice of Vitality

Dura's Blade

Vurk

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Shroud of Verdure

Warek

Pauldron of Burning Fury

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Eye

Wu Kong

Chaos Bringer

Dura's Eye

Dura's Blade

Zaphrael

Windbinder

Dura's Eye

Dura's Call

Zolrath

Chaos Bringer

Pauldron of Burning Fury

Dura's Eye

Artifact Priorities per Class – General Rule of Thumb

ClassBest2nd3rd

Ranger

Dura's Eye

Shroud of Verdure

Blade

Warrior

Chaos Bringer

Blade

Eye

Support

Call

Tidebearer

Grace

Tank

The Barricade

Chalice of Vitality

Waistband of Resilience

Mage

Windbinder

Eye

Call
Artifact Priorities per Class. Keep in mind that these do not necessarily apply to each individual character of the class.

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