Many people on this sub are struggling with the Labyrinth and with the recent patch I feel like there will be many more.
I'm doing this guide to help those players by giving them basic tips that may be useful for anyone, you never know. I'll also do a short tier-list of relics based on my personal experience.
I've been playing AFK Arena for around 90 days so I'm not the most knowledgeable player around but I'm doing pretty good with the Labyrinth and I never struggle to finish it, so I guess I can help some people on this sub. The main team I use for lab is L+ Brutus 145 E Lucius 145 L+ Saveas 156 L+ Belinda 145 L Fawkes 145. I use Nemora and Numisu as side healers, Estrilda as a side tank.
The tier list for lab is pretty much the same as the regular game, but team composition is a little bit different.
You need at least one healer, one dps and two tanks. Try to get some CC (Fawkes/Arden) on the last slot or use another healer if you have a hard time keeping up with heals.
Remember that your team composition can change depending on which relics you get, and also pick relics that compensate your team's weaknesses.
afkarena.net makes a very good Relic Tier List with detailed notes and sortable criteria. Also included is the original defensive list provided by Golgoth9.
|S+||THUNDERBURST||Very strong overall, but also probably the best relic for Wrizz on "Hard Mode" of the Third Floor. If you're going for HM, pick this!|
|S||SPIDER THREAD GLOVES||Was nerfed to 5 seconds, but still very good.|
|S||DEATHLY EMBRACE||Works through immunities. Works on Wrizz in Hardmode.|
|S||SHADOWFALL||Crit is a very strong stat overall.|
|S||DEATH’S BITE||This can make Kaz an absolute monster that can easily kill Wrizz and everything else. Also works well with Beast's Claw.|
|S||THE SILENT HOPE||Allows for some crazy combos, but reliant on having heroes with strong ultimates such as Shemira.|
|S||THE UNMOUNTED HEART||Very strong for Wrizz on "Hard Mode" of the Third Floor. If you're going for HM, pick this!|
|S||EAGLE STRIKE||Very strong for Wrizz on "Hard Mode" of the Third Floor. If you're going for HM, pick this!|
|S||NOSFERATU’S FANG||Who needs healers anyway? Note: It doesn't work if your heroes have no life leech to begin with.|
|S||PENDANT OF BETRAYAL||Can do a lot of damage with burst heroes.|
|S||CALL TO ARMS||Anything that gives energy is very good.|
|S||CARNAL GRIP||Great healing relic that's guaranteed to proc 5 times every battle, unless you lose.|
|S||MOONSTONE||Only ranked as "S" when combined with "Sunstone". Otherwise it's A or B.|
|S||SUNSTONE||Only ranked as "S" when combined with "Moonstone". Otherwise it's A or B.|
|S||BLESSED HAMMER||Solid relic. Good for Wrizz on Hard mode.|
|S||POISONOUS EMBRACE||Very good for enemies that have a lot of HP, such as Wrizz on Hard Mode.|
|A||THE CARNAL DESIRE||Decent buff even with only one Mauler.|
|A||FIREBRINGER||Only ranked as "A" when combined with "Icebringer". Otherwise it's B or C. Having both is "potentially" good for Wrizz on Hard Mode. Untested though.|
|A||ICEBRINGER||Only ranked as "A" when combined with "Firebringer". Otherwise it's B or C. Having both is "potentially" good for Wrizz on Hard Mode. Untested though.|
|A||SANDS OF TIME||Haste = Faster ultimates.|
|A||FROZEN STAR||Every hero is now Brutus.|
|A||THE DEVOTED WHISPER||Pretty nice buff even with only one Graveborn.|
|A||BLINDING BRILLIANCE||It's up to 20% Crit and Attack Rating for all heroes. Very good if you've got Belinda.|
|A||RAGESPIKE||Only worth taking if you're in the first or second floor of the lab.|
|A||SUPPORTER’S WAR FLAG||Solid stat buffs.|
|A||WAR HORN||Solid performing relic.|
|A||ARCANE SPELLBOOK||Good if you're got a strong mage DPS like Shemira.|
|A||BEAST’S CLAW||Good if you've got a strong agility DPS.|
|A||HEARTSEEKER||A good basic DPS upgrade.|
|A||SILVER ARROW||Pretty nice damage bonus.|
|A||VAMBRACES OF ACCURACY||Solid stats.|
|A||RELIC CHEST||The eariler you pick this, the worse it will be. By the time you get to the third floor, it should provide some solid stats.|
|A||PRAETORIAN HELMET||Very good defensive relic.|
|S||Moonstone||Restores Energy/Hp||Best Survival combo|
|Praetorian Helmet||-10/15/25% dmg received|
|Relic Chest||+1,5/2,5% HP and DEF per elite/leg relic up to 15/30%|
|A||Shield of Fortitude||+3/5/12% def up to 12/20/40%||Great if you're not on the last floor|
|Frozen Star||Shields and heal your heroes when they reach 0 hp||More survival, helps to defeat some hard fights without casualties|
|Restorating Crystal||Heals for 4% hp/second for 10 sec when hero goes below 40% hp|
|Spider Thread Gloves||Locks enemies for the first 5 seconds|
|Vanguard’s War Flag||+10/15/25% def, +10/20/40% energy for frontline heroes||Good if your frontline heroes are struggling|
|Winged Spurs||+20/40% dodge|
|B||Nosferatu’s Fang||+10/15/25% life leech||Life steal isn't that useful if you have good healers. Use this relic if you don't have a lot of heal|
|Steel Cuirass||+10/20/30% Def for STR heroes||Only the legendary form is useful IMO|
|The Diligent Vow||Restore ally for 20/30/40% hp after 15 seconds||Complementary heal|
|Horn of Replenishment||+6/10/15-20% max hp healed at the beginning of battles||Not that useful but use it if you don't have a lot of heal|
|C||Branch from the Yggdrasil||restores 15/25/40% of lost hp||Restores HP after fights, okay but not op|
|Carnal Grip||restores 16/24% hp when you kill an enemy||Only works for one hero and it's usually always the same|
|D||Heaven’s Grace||Life regeneration +40/60/80%|
|Goblet of Resurgence||+25/50% health at fountains|
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Relics are of course the most important part of the labyrinth and the most complex one. It's hard to make a tier list because relics' strength will vary greatly depending on your team. You need to chose your relics wisely, it's best to use a mix of defensive/offensive relics since you'll need both to survive the third floor.
Having a tier list is useful but you should pick relics that go well together. If I have the choice between a rare Heartseeker and an elite Ragespike but I have a lot of crit relics, it's best to pick the heartseeker as it will get me the best value. So try to pick complementary relics to get the best out of them.