In AFK Arena, there are 5 Stores for players to purchase different types of items using different kinds of currencies. For the easiest way, you can visit all of these Stores via the Store building, which is located in the Ranhorn. In this guide, we will give you a basic idea regarding the best heroes and items you should buy from the AFK Arena Stores!
Garrisons: Ainz is the best option for a long-term mercenary, followed by Albedo and then Ezzio. QUEEN is the better utility hero of the Persona 5 crossover, but JOKER is a better DPS (although Ainz is better).
AFK Arena Stores
This is the normal store of the game. You can buy items with diamonds or gold.
The Normal Store restocks at 00:00 GMT every day. However, you can refresh it whenever you want using 100x Diamonds per refresh. The more refreshes you do, the higher costs it takes.
Once you have gotten past Chapter 10-22, you can start purchasing Mythic gears at here using Diamonds.
This is also the only store in AFK Arena that sells Hero’s Essence, which is very crucial for the endgame stage.
Next to the Normal Store is the Guild Store. The Guild Store only sells gear and Guild Coin is the only currency supported here. Players can get the Guild Coins by participating in Guild activities like Team Hunting.
This is probably the best place to get high-end weapons and armor in AFK Arena due to the diversity of the gear available and due to how easy it is to get Guild Coins.
Once you get past Campaign Chapter 10-22, you will be able to purchase Legendary Gears from the Guild Store.
Once you get past Campaign Chapter 12-2, you will be able to purchase Mythic Gears from the Guild Store.
Like the regular Store, you can restock the items in the Guild Store immediately by spending 100 Diamonds. The more refreshes you do, the more Diamonds it costs.
What to purchase?
In General, the only things you want to purchase in the Guild Store are Mythic Gear. Getting to Chapter #12-2 to unlock Mythic weapons and armor is fairly easy.
You can get Legendary Items and Elite Items easily during the early game so no need to waste any Guild Coin on them.
Gathering Guild Coins is not easy because the number of Team Hunting battles you can do every day is limited. Saving Guild Coins for Mythic Gears is extremely important.
If you usually do Team Hunting and don’t buy any other item in the Guild Store, you will undoubtedly have enough to get 3-4 Mythic Items. The price of one Mythic gear is 31k Guild Coins, which is pretty high.
You normally need around 2 weeks to get 20k Guild Coins.
The Barracks Store is where you can purchase lots of rare and epic Hero Soulstones and specific Heroes using Hero Coins, which can be obtained by retiring Heroes in the Rickety Cart building.
Every month, the Barracks Store restock once, starting from the day you created your account. After the refresh, the contents of the Barracks do not change.
Players can refresh the Barracks anytime using 1,000 Diamonds. Don’t do that though.
Next to the Barracks is the Labyrinth Store.
Labyrinth Store has mixed items, from Hero’s Essence, Soulstones to Specific Heroes. All of them can only be purchased using Labyrinth Tokens here. Players earn Labyrinth Tokens by defeating bosses in the Arcane Labyrinth. Similar to Barracks, it restocks items once per month, and the items never get changed. You can restock all of the items by spending 1000 Diamonds.
What to buy in the Labyrinth Store?
At the early game, buying Rare Hero Soulstones might be the best option. Purchasing specific Elite Heroes is not necessary during this time.
Only purchase Elite Heroes once you’ve had 3 copies of them so that you can ascend them to Legendary+ Tier right away. Ideally, you should save labyrinth coins until they cap and use them later in the game.
The Challenger Store sells only some specific scarce Heroes, including the rarest Heroes are Zolrath, Orthos, Ezizh, and Athalia. To purchase these specific Heroes, players need to use the Challenger Coins, which can only be rewarded by keeping certain ranks in the Legends’ Challenger Tournament. As this store offers the rarest Heroes, it is not easy to obtain enough Challenger Coins to purchase any hero. You need to hold the 1st position for a month to purchase either Ezizh and Athalia from the store. You can restock the purchased Heroes by spending 100 Diamonds.
Ezizh is probably the best choice to get in the Challenger Store as he is useful in more situations like the Twisted Realm.