Traveling across time, in between the past, present, and the future, and finally landing in Esperia, the classic video game character Prince of Persia has arrived in Lilith Games’ AFK Arena.

BlueStacks’ Guide to AFK Arena’s Prince of Persia, the King of Blades

In what could be the most ambitious crossover executed by the mobile title, Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia is now an official hero of AFK Arena. If you have been playing video games and owned a console or a PC back in the 90s, you are probably familiar with our new AFK Arena hero. The Prince of Persia is based on the video game series originally released back in 1989. Its most popular title, The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, is an action-adventure platformer about a young prince who discovers an artifact called the Dagger of Time which can control time. This video game franchise became so successful that it even paved the way for the birth of a new series – yes, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed video game was inspired from ideas for a sequel of the Prince of Persia!

The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time also received a movie adaptation back in 2010 starring phenomenal actor Jake Gyllenhaal as the protagonist Prince Dastan and Gemma Arterton as Princess Tamina. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

So you see, this collaboration is HUGE especially for AFK Arena. To be tied up with a classic video game title is something Esperians did not expect at all! Of course, this is not the first time Lilith Games and Ubisoft have teamed up for a project. Assassin’s Creed Ezio became a mainstay at AFK Arena as a Dimensional Ranger hero.

BlueStacks’ Guide to AFK Arena’s Prince of Persia, the King of Blades

Let us dive a bit deeper to the new hero, the Prince of Persia (also known as Prince Dastan), shall we?


AFK Arena’s Prince of Persia is just like his form in the past video games. He has short brown hair and a stern look on his face.

He wears his traditional top and comfortable pants and a noticeable red cloth dangling from his waist. He carries his mighty dagger anywhere he goes, a powerful tool that can control time. The prince also wears lots of arm bands and has an obvious tattoo on his left arm.

BlueStacks’ Guide to AFK Arena’s Prince of Persia, the King of Blades

Just like Ezio, the Prince of Persia is a Ranger hero playing a DPS role under the Dimensional faction.


The Prince of Persia’s story starts at his Persian empire. He was described as a courageous and talented fighter who later on grew to be arrogant. This arrogance cost him his father’s life, one he truly regretted for the rest of his days.

BlueStacks’ Guide to AFK Arena’s Prince of Persia, the King of Blades

Lucky for our prince, he used his forbidden powers to reverse the flow of time and correct his mistake to change the outcome of events. The Prince of Persia was able to revive his precious father, but since destroyed the balance of time, he received a grave curse.

From this moment on he would be pursued by the Guardian of Time, Dahaka. Because of this, the prince decided to cut the curse from its source, and that means time leaping to the Sands of Time. He kept jumped back through time to the moment the Empress of Time created the Sands of Time. The two joined forces and returned to the present to defeat Dahaka. However, the curse still continued to follow the poor prince.

“You cannot change your fate…”

Because of this, the Prince of Persia decided to head to another dimension, a place with a powerful being that can bend time to its will. Could the lore be referring to Esperia’s Dura?

BlueStacks’ Guide to AFK Arena’s Prince of Persia, the King of Blades

The Prince of Persia’s AFK Arena story ended with the following:

“Most people think time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction, but I have seen the face of time and I can tell you they are wrong. Time is an ocean in a storm.”


  • Sands of Time – When this ability is actively used, Prince uses 600 Energy to use the “Ravages of Time”, which deals 210% damage to surrounding enemies, also stunning them for 3 seconds. Whenever Prince suffers fatal damage, “Recall” is triggered, and Prince uses 200 Energy to revert his health and position to as they were 8 seconds prior.” Recall” can be triggered up to 1 time per battle.
  • Tempest of Agony – This ability can only be used whenever there is more than 1 enemy in close proximity to Prince. Prince deals 150% damage to nearby enemies, also stunning them for 2 seconds. This ability can be used up to one time every 5 seconds.
  • Wall Dive Attack – This ability can only be used whenever Prince is situated at the edge of the battlefield and an enemy is nearby. When used, Prince pounces from a wall towards an enemy target, dealing damage to all enemies he passes through, which is equal to 9% of their own max health, but shall not exceed 290% of Prince’s own Attack Rating.
  • Concentrated Force – Each time an enemy loses a total of 25% of their max health, Prince immediately recovers 40 Energy points, and his Crit Rating is raised by 30% for the next 4 seconds.

Tips for using the Prince of Persia

  • On paper, the Prince of Persia already looks intimidating and powerful. His ultimate, Sands of Time (derived of course from the original video game) deals a huge amount of damage and crowd control to half of the opponent’s team composition. What’s more, since he can technically travel back in time, the Prince of Persia regains his health back when his health becomes fatally low and even goes back to his original position in the game, pretty similar to League of Legends’ Ekko if you are a fan of MOBA games too. Protect this DPS hero at all cost and place him on your backline. In the Sands of Time universe, this is also how the Prince of Persia plays out.
  • Note that his ability to “Recall” can only be used once per battle, so use it wisely!
  • The Prince of Persia will shine the most during the late game or end game. Equip him with some HP% Damage gear and watch this Prince turn into a King on the battle floor.
  • Because of his Wall Dive Attack, a good way to play the Prince of Persia is aggressive. He will dive right at the enemy, so better have a healer or a hero that will sustain him once he does the big leap.

Heroes that can synergize with the Prince of Persia

  • Skriath

BlueStacks’ Guide to AFK Arena’s Prince of Persia, the King of Blades

Skriath’s Desert Vortex can act as the perfect support ability since it pulls enemies at the center, giving a damage dealer like the Prince of Persia the ideal opportunity to attack.

  • Skreg

BlueStacks’ Guide to AFK Arena’s Prince of Persia, the King of Blades

Okay, we have another Mauler on the list. When you think about it, Maulers like Skreg seem to be the perfect pair with the Prince of Persia. If you want to know more about Maulers, read our short guide on the five best Mauler heroes in AFK Arena and how you can use them in the battle.

The Skreg comp is a full dive comp and ideal to go with Prince Dastan. Take Skreg, Tidus, Satrana, Zolrath, and the Prince of Persia to go all out and maximize this strategy.

  • Kren

BlueStacks’ Guide to AFK Arena’s Prince of Persia, the King of Blades

It seems like the Prince of Persia will have some good synergy with Kren, especially since they both push their enemies back to the wall.

Kren’s Old Pal is a very impressive AoE ability, targeting the backline to catch unaware enemies. After Kren casts his landmine to the backline, spam your ultimate abilities and if luck is on your side, enemies would be pushed back into the landmine for your heroes to deal longer, bigger amounts of damage.

You can read more on how to use Kren in our previous blog post.

Since all the heroes we mentioned on this list are Maulers, you can experiment on your team compositions and try out other good Mauler heroes. You can read our previous blog post on the best Mauler heroes in AFK Arena.  

With BlueStacks, you can save Esperia in a jiffy by using its Macro feature. Simply record your ultimate AFK Arena checklist and daily tasks and you can automate and replay them later with just one keypress. Perfect for grindy events!

Download BlueStacks today and enjoy playing AFK Arena on PC! You can do so much more like collecting resources with its Multi-Instance feature which lets you open multiple instances and control them at the same time!