Arknights tier list – the best characters in each class

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 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’ll 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 Genshin Impact tier list, in case you’d like to check out that popular gacha RPG. Now, let’s take a look at our Arknights tier list.



Tier Character
S Ceobe, Eyjafjalla, Ifrit, Mostima
A Amiya, Absinthe, Gitano, Leonhardt, Nightmare, Skyfire
B Beeswax, Click, Greyy, Haze, Leizi
C Lava, Steward
D 12F, Durin


Tier Character
S Hoshiguma, Liskarm, Nian, Saria
A Asbestos, Bison, Cuora, Nearl, Vulcan
B Croissant, Dur-Nar, Gummy, Hung, Matterhorn
C Beagle, Cardigan, Spot
D Noir Corne


Tier Character
S Blaze, Ch’en, Hellagur, Lappland, SilverAsh, Skadi, Specter, Thorns
A Astesia, Bibeak, Broca, Franka, Indra, Utage
B Ayerscarpe, Beehunter, Cutter, Estelle, Flamebringer, Frostleaf, Matoimaru, Melantha, Mousse, Savage, Sideroca
C Castle-3, Midnight, Popukar, Swire
D Dobermann


Tier Character
S Shining, Silence, Warfarin
A Ceylon, Nightingale, Perfumer, Ptilopsis
B Breeze, Folinic, Gavial, Myrrh, Sussurro
C Ansel, Hibiscus, Lancet-2


Tier Character
S Exusiai, Meteorite, Rosa, Schwarz, W
A Andreana, Blue Poison, Firewatch, GreyThroat, Platinum, Provence, ShiraYuki
B Executor, Kroos, May, Sesa, Vermeil
C Ambriel, Catapult, Jessica, Meteor
D Adnachiel, Rangers


Tier Character
S Aak, Phantom, Weedy
A Cliffheart, Ethan, FEater, Gravel, Jaye, Manticore, Projekt Red, Waai Fu
B Rope, Snowsant, Shaw


Tier Character
S Angelina, Magallan, Shamare, Suzuran
A Glaucus, Istina, Mayer, Pramanix, Sora
B Deepcolor, Podenco, Tsukinogi
C Earthspirit, Orchid


Tier Character
S Bagpipe, Elysium, Myrtle, Siege
A Reed, Texas, Vigna, Zima
B 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.

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