AFK Arena Artifacts Guide and Priorities

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

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 do 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 Barricade the barricade TankCR: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 Resilience waistband of resilience TankHP: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 Bringer chaos bringer WarriorACC: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
Carnage carnage WarriorAS: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 Verdure shroud of verdure RangerCRIT: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
Windbinder windbinder MageHP: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 Arcane warden of the arcane MageHASTE: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
Tidebearer tidebearer SupportCR: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 Longbow verdant longbow RangerATK: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 Tide SupportATK: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 Fury pauldron of burning fury WarriorWhen 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 your 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 Priorities 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
Ainz
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
Albedo afk arena
Albedo
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
chalice of vitality
Chalice of Vitality
the barricade
The Barricade
Alna
Alna
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
Anoki
Anoki
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
the barricade
The Barricade
Antandra
Antandra
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Dura's Drape
Dura's Drape
Arthur
Arthur
the barricade
The Barricade
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
Athalia
Athalia
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Baden
Baden
pauldron of burning fury
Pauldron of Burning Fury
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Belinda
Belinda
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Brutus
Brutus
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
the barricade
The Barricade
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
Cecilia
Cecilia
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Daimon
Daimon
dura's call
Dura's Call
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
Dura's Drape
Dura's Drape
dastan prince of persia
Dastan (PoP)
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Drez
Drez
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Eironn
Eironn
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
dura's call
Dura's Call
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Elijah & Lailah
Elijah & Lailah
dura's call
Dura's Call
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Estrildadura's eye
Dura's Eye
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Ezio
Ezio
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Ezizh
Ezizh
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
dura's call
Dura's Call
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Fawkes
Fawkes
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Ferael
Ferael
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Flora
Flora
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's conviction
Dura's Conviction
Gorvo
Gorvo
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Grezhul
Grezhul
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Gwyneth
Gwyneth
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Hendrik
Hendrik
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
the barricade
The Barricade
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Isabella
Isabella
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
windbinder
Windbinder
afk arena artifact warden of the arcane
Warden of the Arcane
Joker
JOKER
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Izold
Izold
pauldron of burning fury
Pauldron of Burning Fury
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
afk arena carnage artifact
Carnage
Kaz
Kaz
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Kelthur
Kelthur
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Khasos
Khasos
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Khazard
Khazard
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Lorsan
Lorsan
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Lucius
Lucius
the barricade
The Barricade
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience (CC)
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Lucretia
Lucretia
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Lyca
Lyca
afk arena artifact verdant longbow
Verdant Longbow
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Mehira
Mehira
windbinder
Windbinder
afk arena artifact warden of the arcane
Warden of the Arcane
Dura's Drape
Dura's Drape
Mezoth
Mezoth
the barricade
The Barricade
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Morael
Morael
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
Mortas
Mortas
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Nakorurudura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Nara
Nara
pauldron of burning fury
Pauldron of Burning Fury
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Nemore
Nemora
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
dura's call
Dura's Call
Dura's Drape
Dura's Drape
Numisu
Numisu
dura's call
Dura's Call
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Oden
Oden
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Orthros
Orthros
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Dura's Drape
Dura's Drape
Oscar
Oscar
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
afk arena artifact verdant longbow
Verdant Longbow
Peggy
Peggy
dura's call
Dura's Call
Tidebearer
Tideberarer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Pippa
Pippa
afk arena artifact warden of the arcane
Warden of the Arcane
dura's call
Dura's Call
windbinder
Windbinder
Queen
QUEEN
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
pauldron of burning fury
Pauldron of Burning Fury
Raine
Raine
dura's call
Dura's Call
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
seraphic tide afk arena artifact
Seraphic Tide
Raku
Raku
afk arena artifact verdant longbow
Verdant Longbow
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
respen
Respen
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Rigby
Rigby
pauldron of burning fury
Pauldron of Burning Fury
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Rosaline
Rosaline
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
Rowan
Rowan
dura's call
Dura's Call
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Safiya
Safiya
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
Satrana
Satrana
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Saurus
Saurus
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Seirus
Seirus
pauldron of burning fury
Pauldron of Burning Fury
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
dura's call
Dura's Call
Shemira
Shemira
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
Silas
Silas
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Dura's Drape
Dura's Drape
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
Skreg
Skreg
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
dura's call
Dura's Call
Skriath
Skriath
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
Solise
Solise
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
Talene
Talene
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
dura's call
Dura's Call
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Tasi
Tasi
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
dura's call
Dura's Call
Thane
Thane
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Grace
Dura's Grace
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Theowyn
Theowyn
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Thoran
Thoran
dura's call
Dura's Call
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Torne
Torne
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Ukyo
Ukyo
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
pauldron of burning fury
Pauldron of Burning Fury
Ulmus
Ulmus
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience
chalice of vitality
Dura's Chalice of Vitality
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Vurk
Vurk
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Warek
Warek
pauldron of burning fury
Pauldron of Burning Fury
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Wu Kong
Wu Kong
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
Dura's Blade
Dura's Blade
Zaphrael
Zaphrael
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
dura's call
Dura's Call
Zolrath
Zolrath
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
pauldron of burning fury
Pauldron of Burning Fury
dura's eye
Dura's Eye

Artifact Priorities per Class – General Rule of Thumb

ClassBest2nd3rd

Ranger
dura's eye
Dura's Eye
shroud of verdure
Shroud of Verdure
Dura's Blade
Blade

Warrior
chaos bringer
Chaos Bringer
Dura's Blade
Blade
dura's eye
Eye

Support
dura's call
Call
Tidebearer
Tidebearer
Dura's Grace
Grace

Tank
the barricade
The Barricade
chalice of vitality
Chalice of Vitality
waistband of resilience
Waistband of Resilience

Mage
windbinder
Windbinder
dura's eye
Eye
dura's call
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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