AFK Journey New Hero Phraesto: Release Date, Abilities and More

Bilal |  Published: June 05, 2024
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Discover the release date, skills, and details about the new Hypogean hero Phraesto in AFK Journey, coming June 6th.

A new Hypogean hero, Phraesto, is set to join AFK Journey, bringing exciting new dynamics to the game. Lilith Games recently announced Phraesto’s release, and in this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about his arrival, skills, and more.

Release Date

AFK Journey Phraesto
Lilith Games

Phraesto will be available in AFK Journey starting June 6th. This surprise announcement marks Phraesto as the third Hypogean hero in the game, arriving unexpectedly during Soren’s ongoing rate-up banner. Players should prepare for a new method to obtain this powerful hero, likely through the Stargaze Station, similar to other Hypogean heroes. The Guild Store may also offer Phraesto, aligning with the availability of other Hypogean and Celestial heroes.

Phraesto’s Skills and Abilities

AFK Journey Phraesto Skills
Lilith Games

Phraesto is designed as a tank hero with unique mechanics that promise to add depth to the gameplay. Here’s a look at his known skills:

  1. ULT – Futile Echo
    • Description:
      • Passive: Sacrifices max HP to summon an Illusion capable of casting skills.
      • Active: Deals damage to nearby enemies and restores HP.
    • Cooldown: 1.25 seconds
    • Range: 2
    • Energy Cost: TBD
  2. Skill 1 – Crimson Contract
    • Description:
      • Passive: Phraesto and his Illusion each sign a permanent contract with different allied heroes positioned behind them at the start of every battle.
      • Active: Deals damage to a frontal enemy three times.
    • Cooldown: 14 seconds
    • Range: 1
  3. Skill 2 – Vicious Sting
    • Description: Phraestro Inflicts Enemy with Vicious Sting.
  4. M+ Skill – Foggy Whisper
    • Description: Phraesto deals damage to an enemy and stuns them if his Illusion is defeated before he is.
  5. S+ Skill – TBD
    • Description: Details for this skill are currently unavailable.

Analysis

Phraesto’s skill set indicates that he will bring a mix of offensive and supportive capabilities to the game. His ability to summon an Illusion that can cast skills introduces a new strategic element, allowing players to create pseudo-allies on the battlefield. The Crimson Contract skill enhances his synergy with allied heroes, providing buffs similar to Thoran’s M+ skill. Foggy Whisper adds a layer of crowd control, making Phraesto a versatile addition to any team composition.

How to Obtain Phraesto

AFK Journey Stargaze Station
Lilith Games

While the exact methods to acquire Phraesto are yet to be fully detailed, it is anticipated that players will primarily use the Stargaze Station. This method, known for its challenging summon rates, might not be the most favorable for all players. Alternatively, Phraesto may also become available in the Guild Store, a common avenue for obtaining high-tier heroes in AFK Journey. More details on obtaining Phraesto will be provided as they become available.

Summary

The arrival of Phraesto in AFK Journey is set to shake up the game’s meta. As a Hypogean hero, his unique skills and tank capabilities make him a valuable asset for players looking to strengthen their teams. Keep an eye out for more detailed information on how to obtain Phraesto and further insights into his complete skill set. With his release just around the corner, June 6th will mark an exciting update for AFK Journey players.