Ultimate List of the Best Tanks in "AFK Arena"

Updated on November 29, 2019
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Lucius, the Lightbearer Tank
Lucius, the Lightbearer Tank

The Best Tanks in AFK Arena

With so many tank-type heroes in AFK Arena, it is obviously a bit difficult to choose the best tank for your team. As you may already know, tanks play an important role in AFK Arena. They stay in the frontline and soak as much as damage as they can for the team. Although they don’t deal significant damage to the enemy team, they help keep damagers and supports survive by taking most of the damage the enemy team does to your team. And it is primarily how tanks help the team succeed in battles. Thus, it is very important that you have a solid tank hero in your team. Well, don’t you worry though, we will definitely tackle the best tanks in AFK Arena through this guide.

Although most tank heroes in AFK Arena are able to sustain heavy damage, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can get by with any tank hero. A tank’s base stats and skills really matter to your team. Thus, in this guide, we will be picking out the best tanks in AFK Arena by basing on the hero’s base stats and skills.

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Grezhul's Story Book Cover Page
Grezhul's Story Book Cover Page

6. Grezhul

Graveborn/Strength, Tank/Buffer

Starting from the bottom of our list, our top 7 of our list of best tanks is Grezhul. He is a Graveborn hero who has the least amount of base stats as compared to the tank & support type heroes in our list.

Base Stats at Max LVL

LVL
Health Points
Attack Rating
Defense Rating
240
756K
45870
9669

SKILLS

Most of Grezhul’s skills are very beneficial to the team since it provides a buff to his teammates. His ability to summon skeletons to do his bidding not only provides additional offense to the team but also provides additional defense to the team. His skeletons might not be as sturdy as him but they are stealable to mitigate the damage the team receives by taking the damage themselves. Aside from that, he is able to provide his teammates with a temporary shield and passive magic reduction. Although both skills are very beneficial, it would be better if the shield he provides cannot only be used by his furthest forward ally but can also be used among those at the backline. Another downside of his skill is his magic reduction buff. It is only effective against mage type enemies. If faced against assassins or physical damagers, it would be very much useless.

UTILIZATION

Grezhul is strongly recommended against enemy teams with mages as their primary damagers. His magic reduction skill will completely reduce the magic damage the team receives. For PvE and PvP against mage type enemy heroes, he is recommended. For Guild Hunts, enemies still deal magic damage so he would still be that useful.

Campaign
Dark Forest
PvP
Guild Hunts
Good
Good
Fair
Excellent
Ezizh's Story Book Cover Page
Ezizh's Story Book Cover Page

5. Ezizh

Hypogeans/Strength, Debuffer/Continuous Damage

The next hero on our list of best tanks is Ezizh. Although he is not purely a tank type hero, he is still considered a tank in AFK Arena, in fact, he is considered one of the best tanks in the game, due to his tank-like base stats. He has significantly high base health points and defense.

Base Stats at Max LVL

LVL
Health Points
Attack Rating
Defense Rating
240
761K
46613
11405

SKILLS

As a primary debuffer, most of Ezizh’s skills are great at controlling and disabling the enemy. Although his skills do not tank and mitigate any incoming damage from the enemy team, it still lessens the damage dealt by the enemy team by disabling them. Apart from that, he enrages teammates and he deals high burst damage which increases the team’s ability to deal damage.

UTILIZATION

Ezizh is definitely useful in PvE and PvP. His ability to sustain damage through his tank-like stats while being able to debuff and deal burst damage will definitely benefit the team. However, he is only recommended if you have another tank & support type hero in the team. He can be best paired with a tank-like Lucius. For Guild Hunts, although his debuff skills won’t work, his friendly buffs and damage output is still useful.

Campaign
Dark Forest
PvP
Guild Hunts
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Hendrik's Story Book Cover Page
Hendrik's Story Book Cover Page

4.) Hendrik

Lightbearer/Strength, Tank/Buffer

Hendrick has the highest base health points and defense among all the other tanks in our list. In fact, he is far more superior, in terms of base stats, than the best tank in our list.

Base Stats at Max LVL

LVL
Health Points
Attack Rating
Defense Rating
240
848K
39944
11678

SKILLS

Hendrick’s skills are a combination of both offense and defense. He has two defensive skills that mitigate incoming damage. Although it is a useful skill, it is only activated when his health or his teammate’s health falls below a certain amount of health points. It might be a bit dangerous to enemy heroes with high burst damage since he won’t have enough time to activate his skills. He also has offensive skills which both deal burst damage to the target.

UTILIZATION

In PvP and PvE, Hendrick is a great tank to use. He is very good at protecting your backline heroes through his skill. His defensive skill allows your team to not only sustain damage but continuously deal damage by keeping your backline heroes, your damagers, alive throughout the battle. For Guild Hunts, yes, he is also very helpful especially in keeping your backline heroes alive. However, he might not be able to keep up that much due to the high burst damage dealt by the Guild Hunt Bosses.

Campaign
Dark Forest
PvP
Guild Hunts
Good
Excellent
Good
Good
Brutus' Story Book Cover Page
Brutus' Story Book Cover Page

3. Brutus

Mauler/Strength, Tank/Burst Damage

Brutus is one of the best all-around heroes in AFK Arena. He probably has the lowest base stats among all the heroes on the list. However, he has the highest in terms of attack damage compared to all the heroes in our list of best tanks in AFK Arena. He might lack the tank stats most tanks have but his high damage and decent defense still makes him to one of the top in our list.

Base Stats at Max LVL

LVL
Health Points
Attack Rating
Defense Rating
240
632K
53308
8678

SKILLS

Since Brutus is also a Burst Damage type hero, apart from being a Tank type hero, his skill base is mostly for burst damage. He can debuff enemies to reduce their physical defense by a significant amount of percentage; thereby, it increases his damage to the enemy. Plus, his attack rating and hast further increase as his health points decrease. Although his increased attack rating might not last long due to his failing health, his immunity skills help him survive much longer. Due to this, he is not only a defensive hero but he is also high damage dealing hero. This is also why he is considered to be an all-around type of hero.

UTILIZATION

How Brutus excels in offense and defense makes him absolutely great in PvP and PvE. His high damage and decent defense make him a formidable foe to his enemies. For Guild Hunts, on the other hand, he still can be great but he won’t be able to maximize his increased attack rating buff due to the Guild Bosses’ exceptionally high burst damage.

Campaign
Dark Forest
PvP
Guild Hunts
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Orthros' Story Book Cover Page
Orthros' Story Book Cover Page

2. Orthros

Celestial/Strength, Tank/Debuffer

Orthros is a celestial tank-type hero with decent base health points, defense and attack. He ranks second in our list of best tanks in AFK Arena because he not only has high defensive stats but he also has decent attack damage.

LVL
Health Points
Attack Rating
Defense Rating
240
777K
46142
11231

SKILLS

Most of Orthros skills are for offense. He is a great debuffer and great damage dealer. On top of that, he is able to directly target a backline hero, defensively weakest enemy, while freezing all the other heroes in the battle. This allows your team to eliminate their supports or damager without having much troubles with the enemy tanks. True, it is not a defensive skill but eliminating a damager does help your team survive the battle. He does have a defensive skill but it only affects him. It does not directly benefit your teammates but it allows him to increase his health; thereby, it increases his ability to take damage for the team.

UTILIZATION

Orthros is definitely great for PvE and PvP. His offensive and defensive abilities bring a lot of benefits to the team. Aside from tanking damage in the frontline, he is able to deal significant damage to the enemy team, especially to the enemy team’s backline heroes. For Guild Hunts, debuffs won’t work with bosses but his offense and defense will still keep up with these boss hunts.

Campaign
Dark Forest
PvP
Guild Hunts
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Lucius' Story Book Cover Page
Lucius' Story Book Cover Page

Lucius is undeniably the best tank in AFK Arena. Why? He does not only have great defensive stats but he also possessed highly defensive skills which almost benefits everyone in the team. However, he completely lacks offense, but his excellent defensive abilities outweigh his lack in offense. He is ultimately a must-have tank in every team.

Base Stats at Max LVL

LVL
Health Points
Attack Rating
Defense Rating
240
773K
45126
9918

SKILLS

All but one of Lucuis’ skills are purely defensive skills. His ultimate ability makes him outstand among all of the tanks in the game. He is capable of blessing all of his allies with a shield that is able to absorb high amounts of damage. Blessing all of the members of the team with a shield absolutely increases the damage sustainability of the team. And it doesn’t stop from there, he does not only provide temporary shield but he also heals his own ally. He does not only keep himself survive throughout the battle with his Blessed Shield skill but he also keeps his allies survive through his shielding and healing abilities. It is definitely a set of abilities you’d like your tank to have. And if you’re worried about his offense, well, he does have one offensive skill which deals AoE damage to the enemy team.

UTILIZATION

Being considered to be the best tank in the game, Lucius will definitely be useful in all aspects of the game. Whether it is for PvP, PvE or Guild Hunts, he will definitely excel as a tank. You need someone to tank in the front line? You need someone to provide a temporary shield? You need a healer? Well, you’ll need all of it in every PvP, PvE, and Guild Hunts in the game. And when you need it, you’ll just have to call the best tank in AFK Arena, Lucius.

Campaign
Dark Forest
PvP
Guild Hunts
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent

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