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The tier lists on this page are subjective in nature, and are the products of their individual authors. You can only trust a tier list as much as you trust its author. Tier lists reflect the understanding on relative character strength at the time that they are written. Metas can develop and characters can change after a tier list is made. Tier lists usually do not account for character difficulty, but that can sometimes be a factor depending on the author. Depending on your goals and how competitive you are, tier lists may or may not be entirely irrelevant.
Current Tier Lists
Lord Knight's Season 3 tier list
Lord Knight is an Arc System Works game legend from North America. He has been a high level player in most of their titles. In Strive, he is known for his Baiken.
Zando's Season 3 tier list
Zando is a top level player from Israel. He is known for his Ramlethal.
Tempest's Season 3 tier list
NBNHMR's Season 3 tier list
NBNHMR is a top level North American Player. He is known for his Nagoriyuki.
SQ's Season 3 tier list
SQ is a top level North American Player. She is known for her Ramlethal.
Legacy Tier Lists
TempestNYC's 2023.7.30 Tier List
Tempest is a top level North American Player. He is known for his Leo.
Hotashi's 2023.1.7 Tier List
Hotashi is a top level North American Player. He is known for his Nagoriyuki.
Marvelo's 2023.1.7 Tier List
Marvelo is a top level North American Player. He is known for his Chipp.
NBNHMR's 2023.1.7 Tier List
NBNHMR is a top level North American Player. They are known for their Nagoriyuki.
SQuirrel147's 2023.1.7 Tier List
SQuirrel147 is a high level North American Player. She is known for her Ramlethal.
Zando's 2023.1.7 Tier List
Zando is a high level, European player. They are known for their Ramlethal.
Source: Twitter (2023-01-07)
Unordered within tiers
Bedless Sleeper's 2023.4.13 Tier List
Akaraien's Tier Label Definitions
- Can't go wrong, can win from simple and easily accessible opportunities
- Solid characters, can win but sometimes might fail
- Great characters, but they don't always work without a skill differential
- You can sometimes win, but not without luck and schemes
- Failed at character select
Gekiuma's 2023.1.4 Tier List
Gekiuma is a top Japanese player with a history as a high level BlazBlue player, where they went by the username Disa. They are known for their Testament. Their opinions are considered controversial.
Source: Twitter (2023-01-04)
Eddventur3's v1.21 Tier List
Eddventur3 is a top-level Strive player. They are known for their Jack-O.
Their list is based on the competitive viability within the North American competitive metagame.
Tiger_Pop's v1.21 Tier List
Source: Twitter (2022-09-06)
Akaraien's v1.21 Tier List
Akaraien is a competitive Strive player and a Giovanna main.
Tier list provided with not much further explanation behind the rankings. However Akaraien mentions that any character in the top two higher tiers can be played as a solo in tournament setting, and everyone else would need a secondary.
Source: Youtube (2022-08-28)
Lord Knight's v1.21 Tier List
Lord Knight is a competitive fighting game player and Millia main.
Rather than ordering the tier list in letter format, he ranks characters based on how well they will perform in tournament. He further explains his perspective in the video.
Source: YouTube (2022-08-17)
Hotashi's v1.16 List
Hotashi is a top level Strive player who won the game's EVO 2021 NA tournament, as well as a streamer and Elphelt apologist.
TempestNYC's v1.16 List
TempestNYC is a top level competitive Guilty Gear Strive and BBTag player who placed 4th in ArcRevo 2021 (which was played in 2022).
Akaraien's v1.16 List
Akaraien is a competitive Strive player and streamer. They place in top 8 in regional tournaments such as SaltMine League.
This list was released 3 days after Testament's release. Unordered within tiers.
Akaraien's Tier Label Definitions
- Can consistently win majors
- Gets top 8 consistently, just worse than the top tiers
- You should probably get a secondary
- Unviable lol
Lord Knight's v1.14 List
Lord Knight is a competitive fighting game player who placed 4th in Evo 2021 Online - North America Division.
Latif's v1.11 List
Latif is a competitive fighting game player.
Leffen's v1.10 List
Leffen is a top tier Guilty Gear Strive, Dragon Ball Fighterz, and Super Smash Brother Melee player who placed 1st in Evo 2021 Online - Western Europe Division.
- Ramlethal, Sol Badguy, and May are noted as tied for top of their tier.
Deb's v1.05 List
Deb is a top tier Guilty Gear Strive player who placed 7th in Evo 2021 Online - North America Division.
Kizzie Kay's v1.09 List
Kizzie Key is a competitive fighting game play who competes or competed in multiple games at a high level, and is partnered with Panda Global.
Hook Gang God's v1.05 List
Hook Gang God is a high level Dragon Ball Fighterz and Guilty Gear Strive player.
GO1's v1.03 List
GO1 is a top tier Dragon Ball Fighterz player and high level competitor in Strive and Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code.
Kyamei's v1.03 List
Kyamei is a high level competitor in KOF14 and Guilty Gear Strive
Dogura's v1.03 List
Dogura is a high level fighting game player known in the Guilty Gear, Street Fighter, and Dragon Ball Fighterz communities.
Tier List Adjacent Data
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