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Best Operator Tier List (January 2021)

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Find out all you need to know about the Best Operator Character Tier List in Arknights. This top Tier List has been categorized per class and role!

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About Tier List Rating

Tier List Rated by Uniqueness & Combat Performance per Class

S TierExtremely capable, second to none.
A TierTop tier for that Class. Great choice for party.
B TierUseful in most combat cases. Upgrade when necessary.
C TierViable, but not ideal.
D TierUse only if you don't have any C Tiers.

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S-Tier Operator Details

S Rank Characters

Vanguard
BagpipeBagpipeRarity: ★6 / DP: 11 / Vanguard
・Refunds full DP cost when retreated
Increases initial SP gain of all Vanguards
・Cannot be used in some maps
MyrtleMyrtleRarity: ★4 / DP: 8 / Vanguard
・Fast DP Generator
・Regenerates the HP of allied Vanguards
・Best when combined with Bagpipe
There's no need to promote if you only need the DP generation
ElysiumElysiumRarity: ★5 / DP: 19 / Vanguard
・Fast DP Generator
Lowers DP cost of Snipers
Increases the ASPD of Snipers
Debuffs surrounding enemies with 2nd Skill
・Cannot block while using a Skill
・Best when used with Bagpipe & Myrtle
Guard
SilverashSilverashRarity: ★6 / DP: 18 / Guard
・Can do Ranged attacks
Highly devastating 3rd Skill
・Needs a lot of resources to promote
Defender
SariaSariaRarity: ★6 / DP: 18 / Defender
・Exellent healer and defender
・Restores ally's SP
・Very versatile and can do single-target heal, AoE heal, debuff + heal
・Cannot be used in some maps
Sniper
ExusiaiExusiaiRarity: ★6 / DP: 12 / Sniper
・Prioritizes aerial enemies first
One of the highest DPS in the game
・Apple Pie!
Caster
EyjafjallaEyjafjallaRarity: ★6 / DP: 19 / Caster
・Increases the damage of all Casters
Can blast ANYTHING with her 2nd skill
・Superb and damaging 3rd skill
・Hard to pronounce name
IfritIfritRarity: ★6 / DP: 31 / Caster
・Damages up to 5 tiles in front of her
Can burst down enemies with her 2nd skill
Can debuff
Limited use due to map layout
Supporter
AngelinaAngelinaRarity: ★6 / DP: 14 / Supporter
・Versatile Supporter
・Increases allies' ASPD with her Talent
・Passively heals allies with her Talent
・Hard to use if not promoted

Vanguard Operator Tier List

DP Generation

Attacks Generate DP

SBagpipeBagpipe---
AGraniGraniReedReedVignaVigna-
CPlumePlume---

Fast Redeployment

DYatoYato---

Guard Operator Tier List

Can Do Ranged Attacks

SSilverashSilverashThornsThornsLapplandLappland-
AAyerscarpeAyerscarpe---
CFrostleafFrostleafMidnightMidnight--

Double Attack Guards

AChCh'en---
BBibeakBibeak---
CCutterCutter---

Guards With Lifesteal

AHellagurHellagurUtageUtage--

High ASPD Guards

BIndraIndra---
CBeehunterBeehunter---

Guards With Good Sustain

ASkadiSkadi---
BFlamebringerFlamebringerMelanthaMelanthaFrankaFrankaMatoimaruMatoimaru

Guards With Arts Damage

BMousseMousseAstesiaAstesiaSiderocaSideroca-

AoE Attack Guards

SBlazeBlazeSpecterSpecter--
BBrocaBroca---
CSavageSavagePopukarPopukarEstelleEstelle-

Support Guards

CSwireSwire---
DDobermannDobermann---

Defender Operator Tier List

Defenders With Healing

SSariaSaria---
ANearlNearl---
BGummyGummyHungHung--
CSpotSpot---

Pure Defense

AHoshigumaHoshigumaNianNianLiskarmLiskarm-
BCroissantCroissantMatterhornMatterhornBisonBisonCuoraCuora
CBeagleBeagleCardiganCardigan--
DNoir CorneNoir Corne---

Self Heal

BVulcanVulcan---

Deals Arts Damage When Using Skills

AAsbestosAsbestos---
BDur-narDur-nar---

Specialist Operator Tier List

Fast Redeployment Cooldown

APhantomPhantomProjekt RedProjekt RedGravelGravelWaai FuWaai Fu

Shift (Push) Operators

AWeedyWeedyFeaterFeater--
BShawShaw---

Shift (Pull) Operators

ACliffheartCliffheartSnowsantSnowsant--
BRopeRope---

Stealth Operators

AManticoreManticoreEthanEthan--

Support Specialist

AAakAak---

Sniper Operator Tier List

Anti-Air + DPS Operators

SExusiaiExusiai---
ABlue PoisonBlue Poison---
BGreythroatGreythroat---
CVermeilVermeilMeteorMeteorJessicaJessicaKroosKroos
MayMay---
DAdnachielAdnachielRangersRangers--

Anti-Air + Burst Attack

APlatinumPlatinum---

Burst Attack Snipers

ASchwarzSchwarzRosaRosa--
BProvenceProvenceFirewatchFirewatchAndreanaAndreana-
CAmbrielAmbriel---

AoE Snipers

AWWMeteoriteMeteorite--
BShirayukiShirayukiSesaSesa--
CCatapultCatapult---

Close-Range Operators

BExecutorExecutor---

Caster Operator Tier List

Single Target Casters

SEyjafjallaEyjafjalla---
ACeobeCeobe---
BAmiyaAmiyaHazeHazeLeiziLeiziAbsintheAbsinthe
CClickClickNightmareNightmareStewardSteward-
DDurinDurin---

AoE Casters

AMostimaMostimaLeonhardtLeonhardt--
BSkyfireSkyfireGitanoGitano--
CGreyyGreyyLavaLava--
D12F12F---

AoE Caster (Direct Fire)

SIfritIfrit---

AoE Caster (Attacks Only During Skill)

BBeeswaxBeeswax---

Medic Operator Tier List

Single Target Healers

Supporter Operator Tier List

Can Slow

SAngelinaAngelina---
ASuzuranSuzuran---
BIstinaIstinaPodencoPodenco--
CEarthspiritEarthspirit---
DOrchidOrchid---

Can Slow (Prioritizes Flying Units)

BGlaucusGlaucus---

Support And Heal

BTsukinogiTsukinogiSoraSora--

Debuff

APramanixPramanixShamareShamare--

Summoners

AMagallanMagallan---
BMayerMayer---
CDeepcolorDeepcolor---

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Anonymous 27

******** = hardcore

Anonymous 26

The list needs more levels between each tier.
For example, Weedy may not be S tier due to her usefulness is limited to ******** stages such as CC, but she definitely not at the same tier as other A tier ops.

Anonymous 25

This list is bad.

Anonymous 24

I guess the list is undergoing renovation? I noticed specter is missing from the guards.

Anonymous 23

Please update information like this leonhard poca and etc

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