Arknights tier list – the best characters in each class

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

September 14, 2020 We’ve started adding max stats and skills to all heroes in 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 – the best characters ranked by class:

ARKNIGHTS 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 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 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 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 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 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 BEST CASTERS – C

Eyjafjalla

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ARKNIGHTS BEST Guards – S

Skadi

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD

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ARKNIGHTS BEST GUARDS – A

Hellagur

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD

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ARKNIGHTS BEST GUARDS – B

Blaze

Max stats:

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ARKNIGHTS BEST GUARDS – C

SilverAsh

Max stats:

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ARKNIGHTS BEST GUARDS – D

Ch’en

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD

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ARKNIGHTS BEST Snipers – S

Exusiai

Max stats:

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ARKNIGHTS BEST Snipers – A

Schwarz

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD

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ARKNIGHTS BEST Vanguards – S

Bagpipe

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD

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ARKNIGHTS BEST Vanguards – A

Siege

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD

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ARKNIGHTS BEST Specialists – S

Aak

Max stats:

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ARKNIGHTS BEST SUPPORTERS – S

Angelina

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD

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ARKNIGHTS BEST Supporters – A

Magallan

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD

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ARKNIGHTS BEST Medics – S

Shining

Max stats:

HP ATK DEF RES RDP DP Block ASPD

Max skills:

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