Tier lists are some of the most controversial things to come out of the internet since opinions—which makes sense since they are, in essence, one big opinion. Tier lists are often based on in-game performance, but even then, they can vary from player to player. It’s hard for a community to agree on who is top tier since everyone has their favorites and preferred team comps, but there are some characters that are undeniably better than others.
We looked at different tier lists, in-game performance, and our own experiences with these characters to try and make the most accurate tier list we could. Now, you still might disagree with some of our choices, but overall, this is a good representation of the current in-game meta. Some of the characters at the bottom will still see play, especially among new players or in niche events, but they’re regularly outclassed by other characters.
If you’re having trouble saving up enough Blackstone to afford requisitions, you might want to take a look at different Tacticus promo codes you can redeem in-game for different. The developers, Snowprint, are constantly releasing new ones, so you may have missed a few. That said, requisitions aren’t always the best thing to spend Blackstone on, so you might be better off waiting for free ones from crates and levels up. Either way, here’s our updated Tacticus tier list with every character accounted for.
These characters dominate across multiple game modes inside Tacticus. Archimatos is one of the best summoners in the game, and characters like Celestine are nearly indestructible in Tournament Arena and regular Arena unless you come up with a game plan for her. Ulf is great at countering summoners. Re’vas’s overwatch immediately helps you turtle and fend off any attacks until the next turn. These characters are either #1 in certain game modes or overall great choices for any game mode.
Aleph-Null might drop down a tier as their Scarabs no longer continually deal piercing damage and instead only deal it on their first attack when summoned. Aleph-Null is still a great character, so for now, they’ll stay in S+. Yarrick is another character that has recently undergone a nerf but remains dominant in various game modes. Maugan Ra is easily the best damage dealer when it comes to Guild Raids, so do everything you can to unlock them.
- Castellan Creed
- Commissar Yarrick
- Maugan Ra
- Marneus Calgar
- Thaddeus Noble
A-tier characters are still perfectly viable, and you shouldn’t be afraid to spend resources on them. They still perform well in different game modes and, with a slight buff, could be pushed into S+. Tjark is relatively new, but his damage is undeniably good. Any squishy target in melee range immediately falls to him, and his active ability makes it extremely easy to close the gap or negate Re’Vas’s active. Calandis is disgusting in Tournament Arena, and her ability to dive in, kill someone, and duck out of harm’s way makes her extremely valuable.
Bellator is great in the Indomitus campaign and remains useful afterward in different game modes. Typhus’s ability to damage up to 17 enemy characters in a single turn with psychic damage is great for clearing maps and just general AoE damage. Roswitha remains a great choice for Guild Raids when it comes to Mortarion.
- Nauseous Rotbone
- Boss Gulgortz
B-tier characters aren’t exactly horrible, but you will eventually unlock better options. New players should be afraid of upgrading Angrax, Gibbascrapz, or Haarken Worldclaimer, as these characters and others are required for campaigns. The others can see play in certain situations or on certain comps, but for the most part, they’re easily outclassed by A and S+ tier characters. You’ll still find some of them useful in LREs, especially Angrax and his passive.
- Brother Burchard
- Haarken Worldclaimer
- Jain Zar
- Morvenn Vahl
- Varro Tigurius
These characters are just a step above being non-viable. If you need to run one in a campaign because you have no other characters, then go for it, but avoid spending too much on them. You’ll probably have to use Imospehk for the Indomitus Mirror Campaign along with Kut Skoden in the Fall of Cadia Mirror Campaign but don’t pump them up too much. These characters see no real play in Arena, Tournament Arena, or Guild Raids.
- High Marshal Helbrecht
- Ancient Thoread
- Brother Jaeger
- Abaddon the Despoiler
- Kut Skoden
- Sibyll Devine
You should avoid spending any resources on these characters if you can. Incisus is a decent healer for starting players in the Indomitus campaign, but he’s immediately outclassed by Isabella. The other characters just aren’t viable enough to see any real play in a game mode outside of any campaign they’re in. With some slight tweaks, they might be useful again, but until then, they’re at the bottom of the barrel.
- Sword Brother Godswyl
As we said, we know tier lists can be slightly opinion-based, which is why we are always interested in hearing what other players think. Let us know in a comment below if you think a certain character should be ranked higher or lower and why. We want this list to be the best Tacticus tier list out there, and insight from different players across the community is the easiest way to make sure it stays fresh and relevant.