Arknights tier list – Suzuran

Create the definitive battling party with the help of our Arknights tier list

Our Arknights tier list will help take the guesswork out of your time spent with this hit strategic gacha RPG. We’ve rounded up all of the six star heroes and ranked them against each other in their specific classes, creating this definitive list of the best characters in Arknights. So whether you’re looking for a whole new party or that defender to really complete your team, this tier list can help you out.

We’ve focused on the six star characters initially, as these are the current crop of best heroes in Arknights, though we may end up venturing into five star territory. We’ll also keep this list updated over time, adding new heroes and adjusting the list along with balance changes. With that in mind, we thoroughly recommend bookmarking this page and checking back often to see if anything has changed.

In the meantime, we recommend checking out our list of the best mobile RPGs, where you can find a bunch of similar experiences. We’ve also put together a Guardian Tales tier list, in case you’d like to check out that particular new gacha RPG. Now, let’s take a look at our Arknights tier list.

Arknights tier list:

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST DEFENDERS – S

Hoshiguma

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
3,850 430 723 0 70 23 3 1.2

Max skills:

  • Warpath: DEF +80% and ATK +40%
  • Thorns: DEF +30% and deals 100% ATK damage to enemies that attack him
  • Saw of Strength: +140% ATK and +90% DEF, deals damage to all targets in front

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST DEFENDERS – A

Nian

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
3,699 619 726 0 70 23 3 1.5

Max skills:

  • Tin Burning: DEF +70%, ATK +45%, and normal attacks deal arts damage
  • Copper Seal: DEF +130%, block +1, when attacked deals 90% ATK back to the attacker and silences for five seconds
  • Iron Defence: ATK + 120%, increases DEF of nearby characters by +80%, block by one, and reduces the duration of stun, cold, and freeze by 50%

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST DEFENDERS – B

Saria

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
3,150 485 595 10 70 22 3 1.2

Max skills:

  • First Aid: restores the HP of an ally with less than 50% HP by 180% of ATK
  • Medicine Dispensing: restore all allies HP by 140% of ATK
  • Calcification: restore all allies HP by 35% of ATK per second, increases enemy art damage taken by +55%, and reduces enemy movement speed by 60%

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST Casters – S

Ifrit

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 1,680 870 130 20 70 34 1 2.9

Max skills:

  • Fanaticism: ATK +20% and ASPD +80
  • Pyroclasm: deals 250% ATK and reduces enemy’s DEF by 300 for three seconds
  • Scorched Earth: deals 140% ATK per second to ground enemies, and reduces their RES by 20

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST CASTERS – A

 

Mostima

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 1,731 750 132 20 70 34 1 2.9

Max skills:

  • ATK Up: ATK +100%
  • Lock of Shattered Time: stuns all nearby enemies and deals 140% ATK damage
  • Key of Chronology: increases attack range, ATK +170%, the effect of the second talent by 3x, and knocks targets back

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST CASTERS – B

Ceobe

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
1,565 667 128 20 70 21 1 1.6

Max skills:

  • Really Cold Axe: increase ATK of the next attack by 210%, binding them for three seconds
  • Really Hot Knives: reduces attack interval, and prioritises enemies with the highest DEF
  • Really Heavy Spear: increases attack range, ATK +210%, attacks now deal physical damage, prioritises enemies with the lowest DEF, and silences them for five seconds

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST CASTERS – C

Eyjafjalla

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 1,743 645 122 20 70 21 1 1.6

Max skills:

  • Duetto: ASPD +60 and ATK +60% (on second use)
  • Ignition: deals 370% ATK, half damage to enemies around the target, and reduces RES by 25% for six seconds
  • Volcano: ATK +130% and increases range and decreases attack interval

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST Guards – S

Skadi

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 3,665 933 263 0 70 19 1 1.5

Max skills:

  • Swift Strike: ATK +45% and ASPD +45
  • Wave Strike: ATK +170% for 30 seconds after deployment
  • Tidal Elegy: ATK, DEF, and max HP +130%

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST GUARDS – A

Hellagur

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 3,825 762 334 0 70 26 1 1.2

Max skills:

  • Crescent Moon: the next attack has 175% increased ATK and hits twice
  • Half Moon: ATK +80% and 75% physical dodge
  • Full Moon: ATK +100%, +2 attack range, and can attack three targets

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST GUARDS – B

Blaze

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
2,821 765 370 0 70 24 3 1.2

Max skills:

  • Power Strike: increases the ATK of your next attack into 290%
  • Chainsaw Extension Module: ATK +100%, DEF +35%, and increased attack range

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST GUARDS – C

SilverAsh

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
2,560 713 397 10 70 20 2 1.3

Max skills:

  • Power Strike: increase the ATK of your next attack by 290%
  • Rules of Survival: reduce range, increase DEF by 100%, and restore HP by 6% per second
  • Truesilver Slash: DEF -70%, ATK +200%, and increased range

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST GUARDS – D

Ch’en

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
2,880 610 352 0 70 23 2 1.3

Max skills:

  • Sheathed Strike: deal 320% ATK damage and stun for 1.5 seconds
  • Chi Xiao – Unsheath: deal 500% ATK damage as physical and arts damage to up to seven enemies in front
  • Chi Xiao – Shadowless: deals 320% ATK damage ten times and stuns the target for four seconds

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST Snipers – S

Rosa

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
1,755 1,142 122 0 70 24 1 2.4

Max skills:

  • ATK Up: ATK +100%
  • Split Shot: ATK +90% and attacks hit an additional enemy
  • Avalanche Breaker: ATK +25% and fires harpoons at the four heaviest enemies within range, binding them and attacking once per second until the skill ends

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST SNIPERS – A

Exusiai

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 1,673  540 161 0 70 14 1 1

Max skills:

  • Charging Mode: deals 145% ATK damage three times
  • Shooting Mode: deals 125% ATK damage four times
  • Overloading Mode: deals damage five times, reduces attack interval, and increases ATK to 110%

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST Snipers – B

Schwarz

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 1,833 840 225 0 70 20 1 1.6

Max skills:

  • Charged Shot: deals 220% damage and increases the chance of triggering Schwarz’s talent to 80%
  • Sharp Eye: ATK +130% and increases the chance of triggering Schwarz’s talent to 50%
  • Final Tactics: changes attack range to front three tiles, increases attack interval, ATK to 180%, and chance of triggering talent to 100%

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST Vanguards – S

Bagpipe

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
2,484 586 382 0 70 13 1 1

Max skills:

  • Swift Strike: ATK +45% and ASPD +45
  • High-Impact Assault: increases the ATK of the next attack by 200% and strikes an additional time
  • Locked Breech Burst: ATK interval increases, Block +1, ATK and DEF +120%, and attacks hit three times in a row

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST Vanguards – A

Siege

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
2,251 515 384 0 70 14 2 1.05

Max skills:

  • Charge: instantly gain 12 deployment points
  • Aerial Hammer: deals 340% of ATK as physical damage to nearby enemies and gain three DP
  • Skull Breaker: attack interval and ATK increase, the latter by 380%, and has a 40% chance to stun targets for 1.5 seconds

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST Specialists – S

Aak

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
2,034 703 152 10 70 13 1 1.3

Max skills:

  • Rapid Fire: ASPD +100
  • Stimpack: attacks an ally 15 times for 500 damage, then increases the max HP and DEF of themselves and the unit by 70%
  • Durian-Flavoured Stimpack: attacks an ally 15 times for 500 damage, then increases ATK and ASPD by 50% and 50 respectively

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST SUPPORTERS – S

 

Suzuran

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 1,480 596 128 25 70 16 1 1.9

Max skills:

  • I’ll Do My Best: ATK +80% and ASPD +30
  • Childhood Frolic: ATK +60% against up to three enemies
  • Foxfire Haze: ceases attacking, increases range, buffs Childhood Frolic, slows enemies, and heals allies for 20% of the unit’s ATK each second

Angelina

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 1,385  617 120 25 70 16 1 1.9

Max skills:

  • Quick Charge Mode: ATK +110%
  • Particle Mode: reduces attack interval, but attacks only deal 45% of ATK
  • Anti-Gravity Mode: reduces enemy weight, and increases own range, ATK by 150%, and attacks five enemies

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST Supporters – A

Magallan

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 1,403 509 140 20 70 12 1 1.6

Max skills:

  • High-Efficiency Freezing Module: slows enemies within range (passive) or binds them (active)
  • Laser Mining Module: deploys drones on melee tiles (passive) or provides +150 ASPD to Magallan and all drones, the latter of whom also get AoE attacks
  • Armed Combat Module: deploys drones on ranged tiles (passive) or provides a +150% ATK buff for Magallan and drones, the latter of which gets an AoE attack increase (active)

ARKNIGHTS tier list: BEST Medics – S

Shining

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD
 1,613 610  158 0 70 20 1 2.85

Max skills:

  • Creed: ATK +80% and ASPD +20
  • Auto Protect: generates a shield on the next heal target, which absorbs damage equal to 50% of Shining’s ATK and the target’s DEF
  • Creed Field: ATK +50% and all allies receive DEF +100%
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