Brown Dust Tier List (October 2021)

Brown Dust Tier List

This Brown Dust Tier List lists all the unique mercenaries of the famous strategy game.

Last Updated: October 2021

Brown Dust is a mobile strategy RPG game that features a variety of playable characters and tactical gameplay. It’s since been rebranded as Brave Nine, but the mechanics remain the same.

When playing Brown Dust, players find themselves in a tumultuous world divided into four kingdoms: Allan, Karian, Rian, and Sbern. Across these lands are valuable allies: mercenaries. With their help, you can advance the story and uncover the secrets of this fragmented world.

Before we get into the rankings of our Brown Dust Tier List, we need to explain each of the mercenary classes. Playable characters fall into one of four categories: Warrior, Defender, Magician, and Supporter. And depending on your game mode and strategy, you’ll have to mix and match these different classes. 

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But with such a huge roster, it’s hard to pick out the best ones. So, for our Brown Dust Tier List, we’re listing the best mercenaries to choose for your team.

Keep reading to see our picks!


With a whopping 200+ mercenaries in the game, you’ll need to do a lot of planning, so you know what mercenaries you want to invest in. Luckily, our Brown Dust Tier List can help you with that! For this list, we ranked each playable character in one of five tiers: S-, A-, B-, C-, and D-Tier. Note that we only included unique characters, so no Fire Mages or Skeleton Archers.

Names that are italicized are legendary mercenaries.

 Read more about Legendary Mercenaries here!



S-Tier mercenaries perform the best in most game modes, making them the best options for any team.


  • Alec
  • Seto
  • Valzé
  • Alche
  • Anastasia
  • Corette
  • Dalvi
  • Edin
  • Foxy
  • Hanya
  • Jin
  • Siegmund
  • Ventana
  • Wilhelmina
  • Zakan


  • Ledakrad
  • Lucius
  • Mamonir
  • Aaron
  • Arkan
  • Lecliss
  • Ludia
  • Seir
  • Zenith


  • Levia
  • Velfern
  • Chalkle
  • Edwin
  • Elisé
  • Helga
  • Hell
  • Hijin
  • Lillian


  • Asmode
  • Beliath
  • Ceres
  • Eindolin
  • Floria
  • Galania
  • Hyeon Wol
  • Kuwik
  • Laura
  • Naressa
  • Stella
  • Venaka
  • Veronia
  • Walya



A-Tier mercenaries aren’t as well-rounded as S-Tier characters, but are still powerful in their own right and can perform well in most team settings.


  • Angelica
  • Slain
  • Barbara
  • Beatricé
  • Brisa
  • Camilla
  • Christina
  • Cordelia
  • Deka
  • Dr. Morgan
  • Dwen
  • Eizen
  • Eleaneer
  • Elija
  • Eunrang
  • Gunther
  • Horan
  • Kanna
  • Kaina
  • Kiria
  • Krull
  • Kry
  • Larkis
  • Lian
  • Leto
  • Lyudmila
  • Marron
  • Maxwell
  • Niya
  • Octavia
  • Ridel
  • Rogan
  • Ron
  • Scarlet
  • Susayra
  • Taylor
  • Victor
  • Viola
  • Wiggle
  • Xenon
  • Yuri


  • Granhildr
  • Acha
  • Antonio
  • Arwen
  • Astrid
  • Ayan
  • BDM N-0524
  • Britain
  • Cecilia
  • Denarisa
  • Deomaron
  • Frederica
  • Gaius
  • Glacia
  • Gloria
  • Grace
  • Grosa
  • Horas
  • Iris
  • Joseph
  • Kaoli
  • Martina
  • Martius
  • Mercedes
  • Mora
  • Rafina
  • Sloan
  • Vermont
  • Ymir


  • Celia
  • Nartas
  • Aie
  • Anubis
  • Bathory
  • Bruno
  • Catherine
  • Charlotte
  • Claudia
  • Dr. Logic
  • Eldora
  • Garinoth
  • Lumen
  • Magnus
  • Morgana
  • Naius
  • Nerua
  • Valtor


  • Refithea
  • Arines
  • Claris
  • Delsahidne
  • Ebony
  • Helena
  • Hephaesia
  • Ino
  • John
  • Themis
  • Mary
  • Michaela
  • Sabrina
  • Serendia
  • Vincent



B-Tier mercenaries are neutral, meaning they’re neither spectacular nor terrible. They’re good to have simply as a fallback in case none of your A- or S-Tier characters fit well in a team.


  • Farrel
  • Karg
  • Karin
  • Kozak
  • Lydia
  • Mia
  • Rai
  • Rigenette
  • Sizka
  • Thalos
  • Varion


  • Aiela
  • Arlos
  • Baine
  • Bellasier
  • Benshina
  • Exile
  • Kaylin
  • Orphina
  • René
  • Yuria


  • Agaron
  • Alicia
  • Esther
  • Freesia
  • Jayden
  • Kyle
  • Leah
  • Lorang
  • Lucrezia
  • Lufel
  • Maria
  • Melody
  • Noel
  • Ors
  • Wester
  • Zarka


  • Albion
  • Anais
  • Elijah
  • Eras
  • Isabel
  • Julie
  • Lulu
  • Sarubia
  • Seol Ah



C-Tier mercenaries aren’t very exceptional, but are still usable in battles. Because of either poor stat distribution or subpar skills, these characters shouldn’t be invested in unless you don’t have any other choice.


  • Blaze
  • Dominique
  • Kellan
  • Maya
  • Orienne


  • Calorone
  • Jacklin


  • Marlene


  • Daniel
  • Edan
  • Eunice



D-Tier mercenaries are bottom-of-the-barrel characters in the current meta. For a majority of situations and team settings, they won’t bring much to the table. So, they should never be used in place of higher-tier mercenaries.


  • Bran
  • Ingrid
  • Naja
  • Natalie


  • Carlson
  • Kaci
  • Miné
  • Rosa
  • Tiara


  • Cynthia
  • Elaine
  • Pierre
  • Velona


  • Asera



What are the Different Classes?

All playable characters fall into one of four categories: Warrior, Defender, Magician, and Supporter. And depending on your game mode and enemy types, you’ll have to mix and match these different classes.

Warriors are proficient at dealing a set amount of damage per second. They’re ideal frontline attackers who maintain a steady damage output.

Defenders are your tanks. Their high HP and defense stats make them great at shielding the other mercenaries in your team.

Magicians attack from afar. Their spells deal Area-of-Effect (AoE) damage, and some skills can even inflict status effects on opponents.

Supporters either heal your team or boost their current stats. When used strategically, they can give your team the upper hand.



Legendary mercenaries are extremely powerful playable characters that are more difficult to acquire than normal mercenaries. They play a formidable role in Brown Dust’s main story and are revered (or feared) across the kingdoms. 




Brown Dust, now Brave Nine, is a well-structured gacha game with an intriguing plot and an engaging cast of characters. But where it really shines is its gameplay. Similar to other tactical mobile games, like Pokemon Masters EX, Brown Dust brings something new to the table with its unique battle setup. The additional mechanics make the game all the more enjoyable, pushing players to think strategically. Hopefully, our Brown Dust Tier List helped you flesh out your tactics! Remember: Though it can be tricky to get your hands on top-tier mercenaries, they’re well worth the investment.

Learn more about Brown Dust’s mercenaries, story, and lore by heading to their website.

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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