Upgrading your heroes is essential in your quest to beat the campaign in AFK Arena. There are three main ways to increase the power of your hero. In this guide, we will cover the following three ways to increase your heroes’ power.
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The first way to upgrade your heroes’ power, is through leveling up. You can level up a hero by spending gold and hero experience. To level up a hero, go to the ‘Heroes’ tab, and press the hero you wish to level up. If you have enough gold and hero experience, press ‘Level Up’ and the hero’s level will be increased. You can hold down the button to level up multiple times in a row. A hero’s level cap is determined by the rarity of the hero.
Once your hero reaches it maximum level, you have to ascend it. Ascending a hero will increase the maximum level it can reach, allowing you to further increase its power by leveling it up. Ascending a hero itself also increases the hero’s power.
To ascend a hero, visit the Temple of Ascension in Ranhorn. Ascending a hero requires copies of the same hero, or heroes from the same faction depending on what rarity the hero is. Below you’ll find the requirements to ascend a hero at every rarity.
Rare → Rare Plus (2 copies of the same hero of Rare rarity)
Rare Plus → Elite (2 copies of any hero in the same faction of Rare Plus rarity)
Elite → Elite Plus (1 copy of the same hero of Elite rarity)
Elite Plus → Legendary (2 copies of any hero in the same faction of Elite Plus rarity)
Legendary → Legendary Plus (1 copy of the same hero of Elite Plus rarity)
Legendary Plus → Mythic (1 copy of any hero in the same faction of Legendary Plus rarity )
Mythic → Mythic Plus (1 copy of any hero in the same faction of Legendary Plus rarity)
Mythic Plus → Ascended (2 copies of the same hero of Elite Plus rarity)
Ascended → Ascended 1 Star (1 copy of the same hero of Elite Plus rarity)
The third way to upgrade your hero is by enhancing its gear. This is done by sacrificing your other gear or enhancement tokens to raise the enhancement grade of another item. Learn more about this in our gear enhancement guide.