Arknights Tier List – Best Arknights Operators Ranked

Check out our latest Arknights tier list, which we have recently updated. Start winning more in-game battles by using the best Arknights operators in the current game meta.

Arknights Tier List Ranking Meaning:

S+ Tier – These are the best operators in Arknights in the current meta. They are overpowered and pretty much good at clearing any content. You should invest in these characters as soon as possible.

S Tier – These are also excellent Arknights characters. While not as powerful as the S-tier ones, they are still able to clear most content easily.

A Tier – Not great, not bad also. Play with them only if you don’t have anything else to substitute within your team.

B Tier – Not really worth investing in these Arknights heroes, unless you literally have nothing else, and even then you should save your resources for other characters.

C Tier – These Arknights operators are underwhelming to say the least, so you should probably avoid using these in your battles if you want easier wins.

D Tier – These are the lowest-ranked operators in our Arknights tier list and for good reason. They don’t really excel at anything, and there are far better units that you can use and play with. Avoid these at all costs, unless you know what you’re doing.

Arknights Operators Tier List

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How Did We Create this Tier List?

As we do with all our tier lists, we always do a lot of research before publishing a tier list for a game. We’ve gone through a lot of Arknight YouTube videos, forum discussions, Discord, and the Arknight subreddit to create this Arknight tier list.


You should always keep in mind that what works for some players might not work for others, and it also depends on the team synergy. Not to mention the fact that with any game update, this Arknight tier list can change.

Still, this is only our own opinion of the game, and it’s not meant to be 100% accurate.

Arknights Best Operators

Arknights Tier List - Best Arknights Operators 2022
Image source: Arknights, Hypergryph, Yostar

What we focused on when ranking the characters:

  • Role type
  • Base Stats
  • Skills
  • DPS Output
  • Healing Output

We mainly focused on each operator’s base stats, skills, DPS, and healing aspect, but keep in mind that team synergy and strategy matter a lot in a game like Arknights. You can even clear content with lower-tier operators if the team has a good synergy and you know what you’re doing.

Overall the best Arknights characters for each class type are:


Arknights Best Casters
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Tier RankOperator
S+Eyjafjalla, Ifrit
SCarnelian, Ceobe, Dusk, Mostima
AAmiya, Absinthe, Beeswax, Leonhardt, Mint, Click
BGitano, Corroserum, Haze, Lava the Purgatory, Passenger
CGreyy, Skyfire, Lava, Nightmare, Steward, Tomimi, Leizi
D12F, Durin

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ARKNIGHTS tier list - Best Defenders
Image source: Arknights, Hypergryph, Yostar
Tier RankOperator
S+Mudrock, Saria
SBlemishine, Eunectes, Liskarm, Nian
AAsbestos, Ashlock, Bubble, Bison, Croissant, Cuora, Hoshiguma, Nearl
BBlitz, Dur-Nar, Gummy, Heavyrain, Hung, Matterhorn, Vulcan
CBeagle, Cardigan, Spot
DNoir Corne

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Best Arknights Guards
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Tier RankOperator
S+Mountain, SilverAsh, Thorns, Blaze, Surtr
SCh’en, Hellagur, Skadi, Specter, Pallas
AAstesia, Amiya (Guard), Akafuyu, Ayerscarpe, Bibeak, Broca, Cutter, Franka, Indra, La Pluma, Lappland, Tachanka, Tequila, Utage, Whislash
BArene, Beehunter, Conviction, Estelle, Flamebringer, Flint, Jackie, Matoimaru, Melantha, Mousse, Savage, Sideroca
CCastle-3, Frostleaf, Midnight, Swire, Dobermann


Arknights tier list: Best Medics
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Tier RankOperator
SPtilopsis, Mulberry, Nightingale, Shining, Silence, Warfarin
ABreeze, Honeyberry, Perfumer, Purestream, Tuye, Whisperain
BFolinic, Gavial, Myrrh, Sussurro
CAnsel, Ceylon Hibiscus


Arknights tier list: Best Snipers
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Tier RankOperator
S+Ash, Exusiai, Ch’en Holungday
SArchetto, Rosa, Rosmontis, Schwarz, W
AAndreana, Blue Poison, Fartooth, Firewatch, Fiametta, GreyThroat, Meteorite, Pinecone, Platinum, Provence
BAciddrop, Aosta, April, Ambriel, Executor, Jessica May, Sesa, Shirayuki, Toddifons, Vermeil
CAdnachiel, Catapult, Kroos, Meteor
DJustice Knight, Rangers


Arknights tier list: Best Specialists
Image source: Arknights, Hypergryph, Yostar
Tier RankOperator
SAak, Phantom, Jaye, Weedy, Gladiia
ABena, Cliffheart, FEater, Frost, Gravel, Kafka, Manticore, Mizuki, Mr. Nothing, Projekt Red, Robin
BEthan, Rope, Snowsant, Shaw, Waai Fu


Image source: Arknights / Hypergryph / Yostar
Tier RankOperator
S+Skadi the Corrupting Heart
SAngelina, Magallan, Scene, Shamare, Suzuran
AGlaucus, Istina, Mayer, Podenco, Pramanix, Sora
BDeepcolor, Roberta
CEarthspirit, Orchid, Tsukinogi


Best Vanguards in Arknights
Arknights Best Vanguards / Image Source: Arknights, Hypergryph, Yostar
Tier RankOperator
SElysium, Myrtle, Saga, Saileach, Siege
AChiave, Flametail, Reed, Texas, Vigna, Zima
BBeanstalk, Courier, Grani, Scavenger, Wild Mane
CFang, Plume, Vanilla

There you go, all of the best Arknights characters ranked for the latest meta in (April 2024).

What is Arknights?

Arknights is a popular tower-defense RPG that is developed by Hypergryph and Studio Montagne and published by Yostar (in the global version of the app).

The game is interesting because it combines tower-defense gameplay but with an anime style and classic RPG and strategy elements. If you enjoy playing Arknights and this ranking list, you should definitely check our Path to Nowhere tier list.

You will have to use operators to set up your defenses, and you have hundreds of them to choose from, each with its own unique skills.

So if you like tower-defense strategy games and also anime RPGs, you should give Arknights a try.

You can download Arknights on Google Play or the App Store.

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