Archero Tier List 2022: Best Heroes, Weapons & Abilities

Archero was one of the most amazing games released on mobile back in 2019 and it remains popular even now. In Archero you move in two-dimensional rooms and fight randomly generated enemies with your archer. The game is quite challenging, especially on hero mode, so it requires a good combination of your hero, weapon, and abilities to come out on top.

While I have not mastered the game yet, I have compiled an Archero tier list that I hope will be helpful to others trying to get in the top % across players.

Make sure to check the rest of our gaming tier lists too!

Archero Tier Lists: Heroes, Abilities & Weapons

Archero Heroes Tier List

In Archero, heroes come with different base stats and skills. The default hero, Atreus, comes with no skill and low base stats so you should definitely look to replace him. Premium heroes, such as Shingen, come with improved stats and very useful unique abilities.

SLina, Aquea, Iris
AOphelia, Bonnie, Shade, Rolla
BRyan, Ayana, Sylvan, Phoren, Taranis, Meowgik, Gugu
CShari, Onir, Urasil, Helix
Archero Hero Tier List

These are the heroes you can unlock for free by collecting 30 hero shards:

  • Atreus
  • Urasil
  • Ophelia
  • Sylvan
  • Phoren
  • Taranis
  • Helix
  • Meowgik

My general recommendation is to try to unlock any other hero than Atreus as soon as possible, to at least enjoy an extra ability.

Who is the Best Archero Hero?

In my opinion, Shingen stands out on top as an S+ tier character right now. Shingen boasts a 200 base ATK (#1 in the game) and 700 base HP (#2 in the game). His skill increases high crit damage and increases his attack speed as his HP gets lower which means that you can escape tight situations and beat harder bosses with him.

The obvious second pick is Aquaea thanks to her 180 base ATK and 800 base HP, along with the strong freeze effect on her attacks that causes slow. She enters combat form when her HP is lower than 35%, which reduces her body size by 15%, increases dodge by 15%, and crit rate by 10%, and increases freezing damage.

Both heroes provide great survivability with Singen being more offense-oriented and Aquaea being more defense-oriented.

How do I get more Archero Heroes?

Unlocking premium heroes is straightforward. It only requires you to spend real money (and that's the catch). I think

To obtain free heroes you will have to collect 30 hero shards for each hero. You can acquire those by purchasing packs using real money but you can also get them through daily rewards (Desert Ghost Event), seasonal events (such as the Christmas event) that may reward specific hero shards, or random shards.

Archero Abilities Tier List

While the ability tier list will help you choose the best abilities, it's the ability combinations that make your attacks devastating, DoT abilities are great, but combining them with Multishot, Extra Front Arrow, Ricochet, Wall Bounce, Piercing Shot, and Attack/Attack Speed buffs can greatly increase your hero's DPS and negative effect/DoT application.

This is definitely my preferred approach while combining the above with Headshot (to get one-shot monsters on occasion) and Bloodthirst (if you are not great at dodging) is a great choice.

The wall bounces and multiple projectiles are of course very useful against bosses, especially those that summon adds.

The way I play the game I mostly focus on getting multishot, ricochet, front arrow, bouncy walls, and then building up speed and dots.

I don't know how far this will get me but for now, I'm in 95% territory. I also use bouncy walls diagonal arrows, but that may be a dumb idea for some. To me, it is very helpful to clear rooms faster.

One thing I may be completely wrong about is the effect attack speed has on swords. Initially, I did not like the swords because they were rather slow but I noticed that increasing the attack speed affects them too (I'm not sure it works that way with meteors). Getting 2-3 swords with high attack speed usually makes worlds a cakewalk.

Again, don't take my word for it but that's how it was worked out for me so far.

Note: I will admit here that I barely use or even used in the past most of the abilities in the table below. I think the top tiers make some sense, but the list is by no means the gospel.

SInvincibility Star
Attack Speed Boost
Extra Life
AInvincibility Star
Slow Projectile
Dodge Master
Attack Plus
Crit Plus
Speed Plus
Fire Sword
Ice Sword
Poison Sword
Bolt Sword
Bouncy Wall
Diagonal Arrows
Element Burst
Chilling Blast
Shield Guard
Spirit Attack Boost
Spirit Blaze
Spirit Freeze
Spirit Poisoned Touch
Blazing Strike
Frost Strike
Toxic Strike
Bolt Strike
Slow Projectile
Piercing Shot
Poison Touch
Dark Touch
Attack Boost
HP Plus
HP Gain Aura
HP Boost
Fire Circle
Ice Circle
Poison Circle
Bolt Circle
Blazing Star
Frost Star
Toxic Star
Bolt Star
CBouncy Wall
Diagonal Arrows
Side Arrows
Element Upgrade
Crit Master
Speed Aura
Crit Aura
Strong Heart
Spirit Front Arrow
Spirit Multi-Shot
Spirit Spirit Bolt
Dodge Master
Shadow Clone
Blazing Meteor
Frost Meteor
Toxic Meteor
Bolt Meteor
DDeath Nova
Rear Arrow, Obsidian Circle, Spirit Diagonal Arrow, Spirit Crit Boost, Smart, Greed, Overdraft, Holy Touch, Inspire, Water Walker, Through The Wall, Giant
Summon One-Eyed Bat
Archero Ability Tier List

Archero Weapons Tier List

Tier WeaponStats, Effects & Notes
SDeath Scythe145% damage (highest damage)
~85% attack speed (slowest)
Big knockback
Slow scythes
Big hitbox
Epic unique effect: 50% chance to headshot enemies with less than 30% health
ABrightspear120% damage
~95% attack speed
Highest projectile speed
Epic unique effect: When attacking a similar target (same monster), damage dealt will increase
ADemon BladeImmune to front collision damage in melee attacks
Great unique effect: When low HP, kill enemies in melee can recover HP
Epic unique effect: The higher the enemy's HP, the more damage dealt
BBrave Bow100% Damage
100% Attack Speed
Average Knockback
Fast arrows
Small hitbox
Epic unique effect: Crit damage goes from +100% to 150% (2x to 2.5x)
BGale ForceRare unique effect: Charged attacks carry a penetrating effect
Epic unique effect: Penetrating attacks have multiple damage effects, normal attack crit rate increases over distance
CStalker Staff100% damage
115% attack speed
Homing projectiles, performance based on graphics setting and fps
Average knockback
Epic unique effect: The lower the target's HP, the higher is the critical chance
DSaw Blade80% damage
~150% attack speed (fastest)
Low knockback
Small hitbox
Epic unique effect: Upon entering a boss room, greatly increase attack speed for 3 seconds
DTornado80% damage
100% attack speed
Low knockback
Slow boomerangs
Big hitbox
Epic unique effect: Boomerangs deal 25% more damage when they come back
The boomerang comes back after hitting a wall with the effects of a piercing shot. (55% damage when returning)
Archero Weapon Tier List

As you can see from our Archero weapons tier list, the best weapon in the game is the Death Scythe as it carries the highest damage in the gaming, despite being the slowest weapon in the game. It is ideal to clear enemies that are close, but you will have a slightly harder time with long-distance enemies due to its knockback (it is not the best choice for Ricochet).

However, since it carries such a high attack you will still clear enemies faster so if you get it, just use it. Its epic effect will help you breeze through rooms if you combine it with the right skills.

Brave Bow is a great starting weapon, but you will have to combine it with elemental swords as it can't clear melee enemy crowds that fast and it doesn't offer a great knockback. Its highest utility is unlocked with multishot, extra arrows, and status effects, along with the diagonal shot skill, ricochet, and wall bounce. It can clear a room with your hero barely moving up until a point in the game.

All Archero Item Types

In Archero, there are seven different item types. These come with different in-game effects and roles, as well as modifiers that can tweak your stats. They are as follows:

ArmorIncrease health
WeaponsUsed to damage enemies
RingsIncrease the damage to certain enemy types, depending on the ring
SpiritsSummoned companions who fight alongside you, increasing attack, attack speed and damage against grounded or air enemies
LocketsIncrease health
BraceletsIncrease damage
SpellbooksUnique magical abilities that have blistering effects
Archero Item types list

Archero Reroll Guide

To reroll in Archero you will have to delete all the app data from your device settings, as it is equivalent to uninstalling the game. Once you relaunch the game you will start from scratch.

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