AFK Journey Kruger Guide

AFK Journey Kruger Guide - zilliongamer

Kruger is a debuffing warrior who excels at weakening enemy defenses and then striking with powerful single-target attacks. He benefits from team compositions that allow him time to apply his debuffs and that can capitalize on the increased damage enemies take.

Kruger Tier

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In AFK Journey Kruger is considered an A Tier character inside the Warrior Class & Mauler Faction with 1 AA-range.

Kruger Skills Guide

Fay has 6 skills that require you to unlock by leveling up your character.

Ultimate - Devastating Axe

This skill unlock at level 1, has a 0s cooldown, 1 tile range, and requires 400 Initial energy.

Skill Detail: Kruger launches a mighty slash to knock down an enemy for 1.5s, dealing 450% damage and inflicting them with 3 stacks of Shatter Armor. Each stack reduces the target's Phys DEF by 10%, up to 4 stacks on a target.

Upgrade Skill as the following level down below:

Unlocks at level 51: If Kruger is present, the ally inflicts enemies with an extra stack of Shatter Armor when reducing their Phys DEF.

Unlocks at level 111: Increase damage to 465%.

Unlocks at level 171: Increase damage to 480%.

Unlocks at level 231: Increase damage to 500%.

1st Skill - Smashing Assault

This skill unlock at level 11, with a 5s cooldown, and 1 tile range. 

Skill Detail: Kruger slashes an enemy, dealing 240% damage and inflicting them with a stack of Shatter Armor.

Upgrade Skill as the following level down below:

Unlocks at level 71: Increases damage to 260%.

Unlocks at level 131: Increases damage to 280%.

Unlocks at level 191: Increases damage to 300%.

2nd Skill - Vital Strike

This skill unlocks at level 31, with a 2s cooldown, and 1 tile range.

Skill Detail: Kruger launches a powerful attack to the adjacent enemies who are not Vulnerable with Shatter Armor lower than 4 stacks, dealing 400% damage and inflicting vulnerable. For Vulnerable enemies, their Physical damage taken is increased by 40%, and 40% of their damage taken is transformed to Kruger's HP.

Upgrade Skill as the following level down below:

Unlocks at level 91: Increase damage to 440%.

Unlocks at level 151: Increase damage to 480%.

Unlocks at level 211: Increase damage to 520%.

Hero Focus

You can unlock Hero Focus after reaching Legendary, with a TBD cooldown, and 1 tile range.

Skill Detail: Increase Ranged DEF by 16 during battle.

Level 2: Increase Ranged DEF by 21 during battle.

Level 3: Increase Ranged DEF by 26 during battle.

Ex. Skill - Lone Warrior

You can unlock Exclusive skill after reaching Mythic, with a TBD cooldown, and Global range.

Skill Detail: When a battle starts, Kruger gains a shield that blocks damage equal to 40% of his HP for 15s if no allies are present within the surrounding 1 tile. The shield also grants him control immunity. Additionally, Kruger gains 30 life drain when no allies are detected within the surrounding tile.

Upgrade Skill as the following level down below:

Unlocks at Ex. Weapon +5: Increases the shield value to 44%.

Unlocks at Ex.Weapon +10: Removes the distance limit for the Vital Strike (the other restrictions remain). Kruger can rush to Vulnerable enemies and cast Vital Strike to deal damage.

Unlocks at Ex.Weapon +15: Increases the shield value to 48%.

Enhance Force

You can unlock Enhance Force after reaching Supreme.

Affect of Skill 2: Kruger's ATK is increased by 40% until the battle ends when the Vulnerable enemy is defeated by Vital Strike, up to 2 stacks.

Kruger Pros & Cons


  • Armor Shredding: Kruger excels at reducing enemy Physical Defense with "Shatter Armor," making him valuable against tanky foes and boosting his team's damage output.
  • Debuffing: He can inflict Vulnerable status with "Vital Strike," further increasing an enemy's damage taken.
  • Self-Sustain: "Vital Strike" provides Kruger with significant self-healing when targeting Vulnerable enemies.
  • Initial Survivability: His Exclusive Skill provides him with a shield and control immunity if he starts the battle alone, allowing for some interesting solo-focused strategies.
  • Damage Scaling: His damage abilities scale well with his own Attack stat, meaning he gets stronger as he levels up and gains gear.


  • Setup Dependent: Kruger's effectiveness relies on applying "Shatter Armor" stacks and exploiting the Vulnerable status; he needs time to operate optimally.
  • Single-Target Focus: His primary damage skill, "Vital Strike," focuses on single enemies, so he can struggle against multiple foes.
  • Can be Squishy: While his Exclusive Skill offers some initial protection, Kruger isn't an inherently tanky hero and can be vulnerable if caught without support.
  • Vulnerable to Control: Outside his initial shield from his Exclusive Skill, he can be susceptible to crowd control effects that interrupt his setup.

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