Learn all about the classes in Arknights with this guide. This includes the Unit classes, their uses, strengths, recommendations, weaknesses & counters, and more!
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What are Classes?
Determines Unit Playstyles
Although all units each have their own skills that makes them unique, they all fall into classes that determines their general play style. Basically, classes determine their in-game roles so it is best to get a diverse team of multiple classes.Check Out How to Get Operators Here
Different Costs per Unit/Class
Classes also differ on their general deployment costs. There are classes that are cheaper to deploy & there are some that are more expensive. Though most units have different deployment costs.
Vanguard Class - Units & Role
Best to be Deployed First
Deploy Vanguards early in battle to earn money. They are cheap to deploy and will help you save costs to deploy other classes. Vanguards with high attack and defense are ideal to stop invasions early in the game.
Vanguard Class Units
|Siege (★6)||Texas (★5)||Zima (★5)|
|Vigna (★4)||Scavenger (★4)||Courier (★4)|
|Fang (★3)||Vanilla (★3)||Plume (★3)|
Sniper Class - Units & Role
Long-Range Physical Attackers
Snipers are a long-range physical attack class that can be deployed at low cost. Their strenght lies in being able to attack outside of an enemy's range. Since they can counter flying enemies easily, they're great at the start to middle of a fight.
Sniper Class Unit
|Exusiai (★6)||Meteorite (★5)||Firewatch (★5)|
|Blue Poison (★5)||Provence (★5)||Platinum (★5)|
|ShiraYuki (★4)||Meteor (★4)||Jessica (★4)|
|Kroos (★3)||Adnachiel (★3)||Rangers (★2)|
Guard Class - Units & Roles
High HP & Attack Power Units
Guards are attackers with high health and attack power. They play a vital role in invading and defending since they can easily cut off enemies in short distances.
Guard Class Units
|Silver Ash (★6)||Franka (★5)||Specte (★5)|
|Lappland (★5)||Savage (★5)||Indra (★5)|
|Dobermann (★4)||Frostleaf (★4)||Mousse (★4)|
|Matoimaru (★4)||Estelle (★4)||Melantha (★3)|
Caster Class - Units & Role
Long-Range Magic Users
Casters are able to attack enemies at long-range using magic. They have a high cost to deploy, but this is worth it since their attacks ignores enemy armor!
Caster Class Units
|Ifrit (★6)||Eyjafjalla (★6)||Amiya (★5)|
|Skyfire (★5)||Gitano (★4)||Haze (★4)|
|Steward (★3)||Lava (★3)||12F (★3)|
Defender Class - Units & Role
Defenders are capable of stopping enemy invasion due to their high health and defense. They can be employed to stop enemies or protect the defense areas.
Defender Class Units
|Hoshiguma (★6)||Saria (★6)||Nearl (★5)|
|Croissant (★5)||Liskarm (★5)||Vulcan (★5)|
|Gum (★4)||Matterhorn (★4)||Cuora (★4)|
|Beagle (★3)||Noir Corne (★2)||-|
Medic Class - Units & Role
The Healers Class
Medics have the ability to restore the health of their allies. Having a healer is required to sustain the health of Guards and Defenders. However, healers do not have attack abilities.
Medic Class Units
|Shining (★6)||Nightingale (★6)||Ptilopsis (★5)|
|Silence (★5)||Warfarin (★5)||Myrrh (★4)|
|Perfumer (★4)||Gavial (★4)||Ansel (★3)|
Specialist Class - Units & Role
Unique Abilities per Character
Units falling under the Specialists class have abilities that do not fall into other classes. They can push enemy back or bring them in. They also have low cost to deploy.
Specialist Class Units
|Projekt Red (★5)||FEater (★5)||Cliffheart (★5)|
|Manticore (★5)||Shaw (★4)||Gravel (★4)|
Support Class - Units & Role
Provides Buffs to Allies
Supports have the ability to provide buffs that will benefit their allies. Their main role is to block enemies and strengthen allies.
Support Class Units
|Angelina (★6)||Pramanix (★5)||Istina (★5)|
|Sora (★5)||Mayer (★5)||Deepcolor (★4)|
|Earthspirit (★4)||Orchid (★3)|
Arknights Related Articles
Operator Tier List
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Gameplay & Battle Tips
|Early Game Guide||Daily Routine|
|Combat System||Base & Facilities|
|Operator Class Types||Operator Base Skills|
|Level Up Fast||Elite Promotions|
|Raise Potential||Trust Levels|
|Upgrade Operator Skills||Open Recruitment Guide|
|Increase Doctor Levels||Recruitment Simulator|