DBFZ Tier List (Dragon Ball FighterZ – April, 2021)


This DBFZ Tier List is based on Dragon Ball FighterZ, a 3D fighting game, simulating 2D based on the Dragon Ball franchise. Published in 2018 by Bandai Namco, It was a huge commercial success with over 6 million copies sold and was met with overwhelmingly positive public reception with critics citing it as one of the best video games released in the eight generation of video game consoles.

The game was developed by Arc System Works. The studio aimed to deliver high end anime graphics while bringing easy to learn and difficult to master gameplay. The game involves the player picking a team of three playable fighters from a max. roster of 43 fighters and a unique assist for each, then fighting a similar roster of characters made by the games AI or another human player. The gameplay has been inspired by a lot of other similar fighting games, namely the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

The fighting in the game involves around the player constantly switching the fighters in his roster while the fight is going on, using the unique assist abilities of each fighter while switching them in along with the unique abilities of the fighter already in the fight to perform beautiful stylized combos. The player wins when he either defeats all three characters in the enemy’s roster or if he sustains the least amount of damage before the timer ends.


Dragon Ball FighterZ features a roster of 43 fighters, with 21 characters available from the start of the game, 3 fighters being unlocked by playing through the game and 19 being unlocked via downloadable content (DLC) via a series of FighterZ passes.

Much like the series, not all fighters are created equal in Dragon Ball FighterZ. If you’re a player looking to get more out of the competitive aspect of the game, we’ve got you covered.

The fighting game community is fierce. And, the Dragon Ball FighterZ competitive crowd is certainly no different. If you want to be able to compete with the best, then you are going to need to keep up with the meta by knowing which fighters are performing and which ones need to be left in the proverbial dust.

Below is a tier list that will give you a good grasp of who the best fighters in Dragon Ball FighterZ are. Keep in mind that, being a technical fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ still relies heavily on player skill as a measurement for success. We have classified the fighters into six tiers, namely, S/A/B/C/D/F. S-Tier being the strongest, while F-Tier is the weakest.

DBFZ Tier List: S-Tier

These fighters are currently the most dominant in game. You cannot go wrong with choosing these characters.

  • Ultra Instinct Goku (UI Goku)
  • Bardock
  • GT Goku
  • Kid Buu
  • Teen Gohan

DBFZ Tier List: A-Tier

These fighters, while not being as dominant as the ones in S-Tier, still provide a considerable edge in fights. They have very evident weaknesses which can be easier to counter especially in higher ranks. Nevertheless, given enough skill and they’re a solid choice.

  • Android 21
  • Cell
  • Adult Gohan
  • Super Saiyan Vegeta
  • Gotenks
  • Base Vegeta

DBFZ Tier List: B-Tier

The fighters in B-Tier are good but have very limited usage as they don’t have traits to make them shine as much as others. They have a higher learning curve since even a small mistake can have grave consequences while playing with these fighters.

  • SSGSS Goku (Blue Goku)
  • Goku Black
  • Vegito
  • Videl
  • Super Saiyan Goku
  • Android 16

DBFZ Tier List: C-Tier

The fighters in this tier are considerably weak than their counterparts in S, A and B tiers. They are outclassed by a lot of other fighters and require a lot of practice to bring out their potential.

  • Trunks
  • Fused Zamasu
  • Super Broly
  • Gogeta
  • Piccolo
  • Hit
  • Tien
  • Kefla
  • Base Goku

DBFZ Tier List: D-Tier

These fighters are rarely picked in competitive matches. They are very weak and therefore, it is not recommended to spend a lot of time practicing these fighters. Their base stats are low and they suffer a huge disadvantage because of this.

  • Broly
  • Yamcha
  • Frieza
  • Jiren
  • Cooler
  • Android 18
  • Beerus
  • Majin Buu
  • Captain Ginyu
  • Blue Vegeta

DBFZ Tier List: F-Tier

These are the worst fighters in the game. Players might think you are throwing fights if you choose these fighters.

  • Krillin
  • Nappa
  • Android 17


Dragon Ball FighterZ is an excellent and well made game and is also a lot of fun. The game is super addictive and the graphics and gameplay are solid. The game has an active player base and it is easy to find online matches and test your skills in the game.

Our tier list will help you get into competitive games easily where you can start grinding and polishing your skills. The game is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. If you’re interested in more tier lists, check out our League of Legends Tier List here.

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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