AFK Arena Abyssal Expedition – Vault of Time

Abyssal Expedition is back, bringing with it new challenges in the form of a sea-dwelling boss with a taste for souls and a perilous journey across the ocean.

AFK Arena Abyssal Expedition: Art of a scary red character from AFK Arena.

Do you feel called to the ocean by a terrifying force? That’s because AFK Arena’s Abyssal Expedition has returned and this time we’re facing a beast from below the waves. AFK Arena’s Vault of Time introduces new buffs and bosses to the recurring timed event, so grab your guild and prepare to set sail.

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What is AFK Arena’s Abyssal Expedition?

Abyssal Expedition is a special timed event in AFK Arena and it’s back in patch 1.110, bringing with it a new theme, map, and boss. Adventurers must travel around the expansive map with members of their guild to defeat difficult enemies and claim rewards.

AFK Arena Abyssal Expedition: The Clawlossus covered in wood and grime under the green sea.

AFK Arena Clawlossus new boss

This round of the Abyssal Expedition adds a new boss known as Clawlossus. He was once just a regular hermit crab, but as more and more ships sank in the ocean, his body fused with the shipwrecks and he discovered the taste of souls. He now prowls the Sunken Graveyard waiting for more vessels to fall into his trap.

Clawlossus is the new boss for the Abyssal Expedition and he has three attacks:

Attack Effect
Drowning Deluge Clawlossus summons a massive wave, dealing several rounds of damage to all enemies and knocking them back. This destroys enemies’ shields and stuns them. Knockback distance and damage stack with each use of Drowning Deluge.
Spirit Snatcher Clawlossus launches flames at enemies in the back, reducing their attack and defence until the end of the battle and dealing AoE damage. Hit enemies become Soulless, immobilising them and dealing damage to their neighbours. This cannot stack or be dispelled.
Soul Devourer After an enemy is knocked back or becomes Soulless, Clawlossus deals more damage and takes less damage for a few seconds. This cannot stack.

AFK Abyssal Expedition: The massive map for the Abyssal Expedition, featuring four outer islands and a central island.

AFK Arena Ocean’s Pride

Each environment on the Abyssal Expedition’s map comes with its own effect which you can activate to gain useful buffs for fighting the Clawlossus.

Buff Effect
Surging Swamp At the start of a battle to occupy a tile, increase allied heroes’ attack and defence. These bonuses decrease over time.
Tidal Freeze Reduce damage taken when battling Clawlossus. Whenever Clawlossus uses Drowning Deluge, only the first round of damage will knock back allied heroes and destroy shields.
Flaming Savior When battling Clawlossus, allied heroes’ damage is increased and Clawlossus’ Enraged bonuses are reduced. Each allied hero is immune to becoming Soulless several times per battle.

AFK Arena Abyssal Expedition team comps

Starting out

There aren’t any relics at the beginning of the Abyssal Expedition, so it’s a good idea to just pick a team that you find success with in PvE, as well as five heroes who are naturally efficient at clearing weak enemies by themselves. Here are some suggestions:

Suggestion one

  • Ezizh
  • Daimon
  • Elijah and Lailah
  • Talene
  • Rowan

Suggestion two

  • Safiya
  • Eironn
  • Skriath
  • Lyca
  • Tidus

AFK Arena Abyssal Expedition: Lyca and Safiya outlined in white and pasted on a blurred version of the map.

Suggestion three

  • Athalia
  • Eironn
  • Ferael
  • Lyca
  • Tidus

Suggestion four

  • Safiya
  • Eironn
  • Lyca
  • Rowan
  • Tasi
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Hero suggestions

For the rest of the challenge, it’s best to pick heroes from the tree of Celerity as this is the most effective for this particular event. You can add in some heroes from the tree of Sustenance to support your team as well.

That’s everything you need to know about AFK Arena’s Abyssal Expedition. If you’re wondering who to take along with you, check out our AFK Arena tier list.