Tierlists

Last updated: 16 days ago

This tier list ranks characters based on their use cases in Player versus Environment game modes, which consists of everything aside from Arena. For Arena purposes, please review the PvP tier lists.

X - SSS ~ C Tier

This consists of most characters whose explicit purpose is acting as a DPS (damage per second) unit. This section ignores elemental bonuses. Please review the elemental DPS list further below to see placements for units who get powerful elemental bonuses, such as increased CS damage or damage modifiers. If any unit is unranked here, it is either because they should not be used as a DPS or perhaps an oversight due to the large cast of units.

Damage Buff Tier

This tier ranks characters based on their non-elemental buffing ability for attack damage. This section does not include units who lower enemy's defense. These are separated to make it easier to review while keeping a balanced subjugation team in mind (for example, you wouldn't want a full team of attack buffers or defense debuffers.) Attack damage can be increased through a variety of ways, such as attack stacks, pursuit stacks, etc.

Defense Debuff Tier

This tier ranks characters based on enemy defense break capabilities. Since most high difficulty content focuses on fighting one enemy, this list doesn't really weight characters based on if their debuff affects the whole enemy team or just one enemy. Defense can be debuffed with non-elemental and elemental debuff stacks, but this list focuses on non-elemental debuffs.

Elemental Buffer/Debuffer Tier

Fairly straightforward. Is a mix of buffers and debuffers based on their individual elemental specialties.

Healer Tier

Ranks units based on their healing capabilities, such as how much they heal and how frequently they can heal by filling their CS gauge.

Tank/Def Support Tier

Units in this tier consist of several fairly under-represented archetypes in PvE content. While tanks are extremely meta in PvP, their use cases are otherwise scarce. Regardless, these units are ranked based on supporting their team through either provoking and tanking or increasing raw defense and HP stats.

Useless Tier

Characters in this tier have virtually no effective use in the current meta. Whatever they do, dozens do better, so they really shouldn't be considered for use unless you were cursed by the Gods of Gacha™️ and have no other options. In which case...reroll your account.

Karma

  • If available, in the 1st slot all of these costumes want the crit chance + crit damage as the ideal damage increase option.

  • In the 2nd slot, you want to complement the individual costume's strength and theme, eg: Caged Vigor based units ideally want Caged vigor karma; Bold Vigor based units can have either Bold Vigor or Pursuit, based on whether they usually utilize proficient or off-type weapons, for boosting the 1 hit auto attacks from having an off-type main hand.
    Pursuit based units, for the same reason as Bold Vigor units, can have either Bold Vigor, Caged Vigor, or Pursuit; this depends on whether you're using an individual unit as a Bold Vigor unit in wave 1 or 3 Subjugation, or Caged Vigor in wave 2, so that in these cases also the very powerful 1 hit off-type auto attacks will get the bonus that Pursuit wouldn't. Pursuit will still be the most versatile option, allowing an unit to be played in either scenario, Bold or Caged build, with the compromise that the 1 hit off-type auto attacks will not get the boost from Bold or Caged karma.

  • 3rd slot slot is always 30% haste (until it hopefully gets nerfed).

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Fio

Festive Girl
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Gayle

Festive Hunter
?

Griff

New Year's Captain
!
3

Sarafa

New Year's Belle
?
3

Hina

Abyssal Pupil
?

Fio

Divine Girl

Above and beyond

SSS
3

Marie

Oathbound Songstress
?
3

Yurie

Yuletide Ruler
NEW
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Yurie

Festive Ruler
3

Saryu

Abyssal Witch
3

Yudil

Abyssal Boor
3

Yuzuki

Abyssal Student
NEW
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Akeha

Festive Assassin

Yuzuki

Abstract Student

Gayle

Mechanical Hunter
3

Priyet

Yuletide Werebeast
3

Sarafa

Celebratory Belle
3

Yuzuki

Mechanical Student
3

Griff

Yuletide Captain
?
3

Lars

Yuletide Soldier
3

Sarafa

Abyssal Belle
3

Yurie

Abyssal Ruler
?
3

Griff

Frozen-Heart Has-Been
3

2B

Alternate Battler

Marie

Oathbound Songstress

2B

Alternate Battler

Akeha

Divine Assassin
3

Griff

Abyssal Captain
3

Gayle

Abyssal Hunter

Priyet

Yuletide Werebeast

Yudil

Phantasmal Boor

Yudil

Abyssal Boor
?
3

Yudil

New Year's Boor

Sarafa

Celebratory Belle

Noelle

Mechanical Weapon

Yurie

Celebratory Ruler

Griff

Yuletide Captain

Yurie

New Year's Ruler

Levania

Celebratory Monster

Yurie

Abyssal Ruler

Sarafa

Abyssal Belle

Yuzuki

Celebratory Student

Akeha

Fabled Assassin
SS

Yudil

Abstract Boor

Marie

Celebratory Songstress

Noelle

Phantasmal Weapon
3

2B

Divergent Battler

Saryu

Celebratory Witch

EX Griff

Reborn Has-Been
3

Yurie

Abstract Ruler
5

Gayle

F-H Contractor
3

EX Hina

Reborn Prodigy
5

Lars

Frozen-Heart Truant
5

Levania

Frozen-Heart Beast
3

EX Yuzuki

Reborn Reject
3

Griff

Fractured Captain

Fio

Abyssal Girl

2B

Divergent Battler

A2

Divergent Attacker

2P

Mock Machine

Noelle

Abyssal Weapon

Lars

Abyssal Soldier

Griff

Abyssal Captain

Gayle

Abyssal Hunter

063y

Summer Prisoner

Queen

Virtuous Priestess

Yudil

Divine Boor

Yurie

Divine Ruler
3

Noelle

Summer Weapon
3

Akeha

Abyssal Assassin

Saryu

Phantasmal Witch

Fio

New Year's Girl

Gayle

Celebratory Hunter

Lars

Phantasmal Soldier

Joker

Caged Rebel

Yuzuki

Mechanical Student

Crow

Scheming Justice
S
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Argo

Celebratory Traveler
3

The World-Ender

Alternate Lad
3

Priyet

Shadowbound Werebeast
3

063y

Abyssal Prisoner

Saryu

Yuletide Witch

063y

Abyssal Prisoner

EX Levania

Reborn Beast

EX 063y

Reborn Convict
5

Fio

Frozen-Heart Princess

EX Yuzuki

Reborn Reject

Yurie

Abstract Ruler
?

Akeha

Summer Assassin

The World-Ender

Alternate Lad

EX Yudil

Reborn Usurper

EX Sarafa

Reborn Monopolist
5

Dimos

F-H Automaton

Levania

Bloodless Monster

EX Lars

Reborn Truant
A

Rion

Summer Exile

063y

Fractured Prisoner
5

Rion

F-H Revolutionary

Griff

Fractured Captain

EX Noelle

Reborn Warlady

Noelle

Fractured Weapon
Summer Weapon thumbnail
WATER
Summer Weapon thumbnail