Arknights tier list (March 2023)

We've rounded up all of the heroes and ranked them against each other so you can create the definitive battling party with the help of our Arknights tier list

Arknights tier list: Several Arknights characters hanging out at a water park/beach and taking a selfie. One character with long green hair, yellow eyes, elf ears, and goggles on their head is holding another character with brown hair, yellow eyes, and elf ears in a choke hold and doing a peace sign.

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 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.

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Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at our Arknights tier list.

Arknights tier list: Three Casters from Arknights, from left to right, Eyjafjella, Goldenglow, Dusk

Arknights tier list – casters

Tier Character
S Carnelian, Ceobe, Dusk, Eyjafjalla, Ifrit, Mostima, Passenger, Goldenglow
A Amiya, Absinthe, Beeswax, Leonhardt, Mint, Click, Pudding, Ebenholz, Rockrock, Kjera, Mint
B Skyfire, Greyy, Haze, Lava the Purgatory, Gitano, Corroserum, Iris, Indigo
C Lava, Nightmare, Steward, Tomimi, Leizi
D 12F, Durin

Arknights tier list: Three Arknights Defenders, from left to right: Nian, Saria, and Horn

Arknights tier list – defenders

Tier Character
S Blemishine, Eunectes, Horn, Hoshiguma, Liskarm, Mudrock, Nian, Saria
A Asbestos, Ashlock, Bubble, Croissant, Cuora, Heavyrain, Nearl, Shalem
B Bison, Blitz, Czerny, Dur-Nar, Gummy, Hung, Matterhorn, Vulcan
C Aurora, Beagle, Cardigan, Spot
D Noir Corne

Arknights tier list: Three Arknights guards, from left to right: Ch'en, SilverAsh, and Lappland

Arknights tier list – guards

Tier Character
S Blaze, Ch’en, Hellagur, Irene, Lappland, Mountain, Nearl the Radiant Knight, La Pluma, Pallas, SilverAsh, Skadi, Specter, Surtr, Thorns
A Astesia, Amiya (Guard), Ayerscarpe, Bibeak, Broca, Cutter, Flint, Franka, Hellagur, Indra, Tequila, Utage
B Arene, Akafuyu, Beehunter, Conviction, Estelle, Flamebringer, Matoimaru, Melantha, Mousse, Savage, Sideroca
C Castle-3, Frostleaf, Jackie, Midnight, Popukar, Swire, Tachanka, Whislash
D Dobermann

Arknights tier list: Three Arknights Medics, from left to right: Mulberry, Nightingale, and Honeyberry

Arknights tier list – medics

Tier Character
S Honeyberry, Kal’tsit, Mulberry, Nightingale, Ptilopsis, Shining, Warfarin
A Hibiscus the Purifier, Lumen, Perfumer, Purestream, Silence, Sussurro, Whisperain
B Breeze, Folinic, Gavial, Myrrh, Tuye
C Ansel, Ceylon, Chestnut, Hibiscus, Lancet-2

Arknights tier list: Flammetta and Archetto from Arknights

Arknights tier list – snipers

Tier Character
S Archetto, Ash, Ch’en the Holungday, Exusiai, Fartooth, Flametta, Rosa (Poca), Rosmontis, Schwarz, W
A Andreana, April, Blue Poison, Firewatch, GreyThroat, Kroos the Keen Glint, Meteorite, Pinecone, Platinum, Provence
B Aciddrop, Aosta, Executor, May, Sesa, Shirayuki, Toddifons, Vermeil
C Ambriel, Catapult, Erato, Jessica, Kroos, Meteor
D Adnachiel, ‘Justice Knight’, Rangers

Arknights tier list: Three Arknights specialists, from left to right: Aak, Gladiia, and Projekt Red

Arknights tier list – specialists

Tier Character
S Aak, Phantom, Projekt Red, Weedy, Gladiia, Lee, Specter the Unchained
A Cliffheart, Enforcer, Ethan, FEater, Frost, Gravel, Jaye, Kafka, Kazemaru, Manticore, Mizuki, Mr. Nothing, Robin
B Rope, Snowsant, Shaw, Waai Fu
D Kirara

Arknights tier list: Three Arknights Supporters, from left to right: Angelina, Ling, and Suzuran

Arknights tier list – supporters

Tier Character
S Angelina, Gnosis, Ling, Magallan, Shamare, Skadi the Corrupting Heart, Suzuran
A Glaucus, Istina, Mayer, Pramanix, Scene, Sora
B Deepcolor, Heidi, Podenco, Quercus, Roberta
C Earthspirit, Orchid, Tsukinogi
D Nine-Colored Deer, Windflit

Arknights tier list: Three Arknights Vanguards from left to right: Bagpipe, Siege, and Myrtle.

Arknights tier list – vanguards

Tier Character
S Bagpipe, Elysium, Myrtle, Saga, Siege
A Blacknight, Flametail, Reed, Saileach, Texas, Vigna, Wild Mane, Zima
B Beanstalk, Chiave, Courier, Grani, Scavenger
C Fang, Plume, Vanilla
D Yato

There you have it! All of the Arknights characters ranked. If you’re looking for something new to play, make sure you check out our list of the best gacha games.