The Resonating Crystal is an extremely powerful and very unique feature of AFK Arena.
The major benefit to its existence it that you’ll only ever have to invest resources into 5 heroes at a time. All other heroes place inside the crystal will be leveled for free.
It also means that any EXP or Hero’s Essence that you acquire while playing the game will NEVER be lost.
This opens up a lot more freedom to try other heroes in the game without worry of wasting invested resources.
Overall, it’s quite a generous feature compared to most games in this genre, especially for F2P players.
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How It Works
You don’t need to place any heroes on the actual pentagram, they will be placed there automatically based on which of your heroes are the current highest levels.
When you add a hero to the resonating crystal, it will instantly be the same level as the lowest level hero on the pentagram.
Heroes placed in the resonating crystal cannot exceed their overall maximum level. As an example, if you’ve got a full team of level 200 heroes and you place Arden in a slot, his level will only be 160. That’s because he can only ascend to Legendary+, which has a level cap of 160.
If you remove a hero from the resonating crystal, there will be a 24 hour cooldown until you can add another hero into that slot. You can however bypass that by spending diamonds.
This does not count heroes that are removed due to being retired, ascended or those that are automatically placed on the pentagram if they are one of the 5 highest level heroes.
Upgrading the Resonating Crystal
Once a player has 5 level 240 heroes on the resonating crystal pentagram, they will unlock a new feature that allows them to directly level up the crystal by consuming Gold, EXP & Hero’s Essence.
At this point, all of the eligible heroes in the resonating crystal will have their levels based on the actual crystal level, rather than the lowest hero on the pentagram.
This allows players to level up their ascended heroes beyond 240.
Each hero owned that has been evolved to ascended will increase the level cap by 5. Dimensional heroes do not count towards this cap.
The current absolute level cap is 475.
Legend has it that the Resonating Crystal embodies Dura’s soul. It was said that in her dying breath she created the resonating crystal using her divine essence.
Originally the form of a large crystal, it has gradually taken on a dazzling female form over the eons.
The Resonating Crystal is known to emit a brilliant, divine light, which attracts thousands of followers from all over Esperia.
Some believe that the crystal has the ability to strengthen one’s body and mental resolve, but only those whom are deemed worthy will receive its blessing.