Arknights Tier List (November 2021)

Arknights Tier List

We are presenting our Arknights Tier List in this article.

Last Updated: November 2021

Arknights is one of the best, if not the best gacha games out there. At it’s core, it plays off a tower defense game with a number of characters who act as the towers. It gained immense praise and popularity because of its art design, lack of purchase pressure, limited grind, and accessibility. It was developed by Chinese developers Studio Montagne and Hypergryph. It was released in China on 1 May 2019 and after seeing the popularity and widespread praise by the audience there, it was released worldwide on 16 January 2020.

The gameplay revolves around placing characters, called “operators” at specific tiles in order to stop the enemy from advancing towards your base. Melee operators can be placed on ground tiles and ranged operators on elevated tiles.  Melee operators physically block enemies from advancing and ranged operators deal ranged damage, heal or support other melee operators. The position of the operator is primarily defined by its class. Every operator in the game belongs to one of 8 classes. These classes are:

  • Caster
  • Defender
  • Guard
  • Medic
  • Sniper
  • Specialist
  • Supporter
  • Vanguard

 

ARKNIGHTS TIER LIST

Arknights features a diverse cast of characters in each class. As all classes are important while playing the game, we will present our tier list based on each operator’s class. The operators within each class will be divided into five tiers, namely S/A/B/C/D tiers with S-Tiers being the best and D-Tiers being the characters that you would want to avoid using. The order within each tier does not matter.

S-TierThese operators define the meta within each class. You cannot go wrong with these characters and they are viable for almost all combat cases
A-TierThese operators fall just a bit short when compared to the ones in S-Tier but they are still solid choices within their class and is a great choice for any party
B-TierThese operators are good for most combat cases but will give you trouble as you progress further into the game.
C-TierThese operators are viable for many combat cases but there is a clear difference between them and the operators in the tiers above. Use them only if you have no better choices available
D-TierWe hate to say it but the operators in this tier are to be avoided, they are maybe viable for very niche metas but are usually not worth having in your party

Arknights Tier List: Casters

OperatorTier
CeobeS
EyjafjallaS
IfritS
MostimaS
AmiyaA
AbsintheA
BeeswaxA
GitanoA
LeonhardtA
MintA
SkyfireA
ClickB
GreyyB
HazeB
LeizeB
NightmareB
TomimiB
LavaC
StewardC
12FD
DurinD

Arknights Tier List: Defenders

OperatorTier
BlemishineS
EunectesS
HoshigumaS
LiskarmS
MudrockS
NianS
SariaS
AsbestosA
BisonA
CroissantA
CuoraA
NearlA
VulcanA
BubbleB
Dur-NarB
GummyB
HungB
MattherhornB
BeagleC
CardiganC
SpotC
Noir CorneD

Arknights Tier List: Guards

OperatorTier
BlazeS
Ch’enS
HellagurS
LapplandS
SilverAshS
SkadiS
SpecterS
SurtrS
ThornsS
AstesiaA
AyerscarpeA
BibeakA
BrocaA
FlintA
FrankaA
IndraA
UtageA
WhislishA
AreneB
BeehunterB
ConvictionB
CutterB
EstelleB
FlamebringerB
FrostleafB
JackieB
MatoimaruB
MelanthaB
MousseB
SavageB
SiderocaB
Castle-3C
MidnightC
PopukarC
SwireC
DobermannD

Arknights Tier List: Medics

OperatorTier
ShiningS
SilenceS
WarfarinS
CeylonA
NightingaleA
PerfumerA
PtilopsisA
WhisperainA
BreezeB
FolinicB
GavialB
MyrrhB
SussurroB
AnselC
HibiscusC
Lancet-2C

Arknights Tier List: Snippers

OperatorTier
ExusiaiS
MeteoriteS
RosaS
Rosmontis SchwarzS
WS
AndreanaA
Blue PoisonA
FirewatchA
GreythroatA
PlatinumA
ProvenceA
AciddropB
AostaB
AprilB
ExecutorB
MayB
SesaB
ShirayukiB
VermeilB
AmbrielC
CatapultC
JessicaC
KroosC
MeteorC
AdnachielD
RangersD

Arknights Tier List: Specialists

OperatorTier
AakS
PhantomS
Projekt RedS
WeedyS
CliffheartA
EthanA
FeaterA
GravelA
JayeA
ManticoreA
Waai FuA
RopeB
SnowsantB
ShawB
THRM-EXC

Arknights Tier List: Supporters

OperatorTier
AngelinaS
MagallanS
SceneS
ShamareS
SuzuranS
GlaucusA
IstinaA
MayerA
PramanixA
SoraA
DeepcolorB
PodencoB
TsukinogiB
EarthspiritC
OrchidC

Arknights Tier List: Vanguards

OperatorTier
BagpipeS
ElysiumS
MyrtleS
SiegeS
ReedA
TexasA
VignaA
ZimaA
ChiaveB
CourierB
GraniB
ScavengerB
FangC
PlumeC
VanillaC
YatoD

Conclusion

So, that’s our comprehensive tier list for Arknights. We hope this list helps you easily choose the best operators for your party. If you haven’t tried Arknights, we can’t recommend it enough. The gameplay is addictive and the art style and graphics are just top-notch. The game is available for both Android and iOS.

If you like our Arknights Tier List, make sure to check out our Warframe Tier List as well.


About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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