Use this Arknights Tier List to determine the best operators for your squad. Find the best operators in each class. See how they rank against each other. Determine who to aim for and when to replace your lineup.

You can search the below list to find a specific operator name or class. Additionally you can sort each column eg. to find which are the best 6 star operators.

Special thanks to wanderinsoul for helping with the Tier List. Your expertise is much appreciated.

Use the list to determine who to recruit!

RankDetails
SThe Best
AAlmost The Best
BStill Very Good
CGood Enough
DUsable
EId you're looking for a challenge
XSituational
Easy to obtain F2P Beginner Friendly

List includes operators released for Arknights Global.

Operator Tier List

ClassTierNameStars

Caster (AoE)
A
Ifrit
★★★★★★

Caster (AoE)
B
Skyfire
★★★★★

Caster (AoE)
C
Gitano
★★★★

Caster (AoE)
D
Greyy
★★★★★

Caster (AoE)
E
Lava
★★★

Caster (AoE)
E
12F
★★

Caster (ST)
S
Eyjafjalla
★★★★★★

Caster (ST)
B
Amiya
★★★★★

Caster (ST)
C
Haze
★★★★

Caster (ST)
E
Steward
★★★

Caster (ST)
E
Durin
★★

Caster (ST)
X
Nightmare
★★★★★

Defender
S
Hoshiguma
★★★★★★

Defender
A
Liskarm
★★★★★

Defender
A
Cuora
★★★★

Defender
B
Croissant
★★★★★

Defender
C
Matterhorn
★★★★

Defender
D
Beagle
★★★

Defender
D
Cardigan
★★★

Defender
E
Noir Corne
★★

Defender
X
Vulcan
★★★★★

Defender (Heal)
S
Saria
★★★★★★

Defender (Heal)
B
Nearl
★★★★★

Defender (Heal)
C
Gummy
★★★★

Defender (Heal)
D
Spot
★★★

Guard (AoE)
B
Specter
★★★★★

Guard (AoE)
C
Savage
★★★★★

Guard (AoE)
C
Estelle
★★★★

Guard (AoE)
D
Popukar
★★★

Guard (Ranged)
S
SilverAsh
★★★★★★

Guard (Ranged)
A
Lappland
★★★★★

Guard (Ranged)
C
Swire
★★★★★

Guard (Ranged)
C
Frostleaf
★★★★

Guard (Ranged)
C
Midnight
★★★

Guard (Ranged)
D
Dobermann
★★★★

Guard (ST)
S
Chen
★★★★★★

Guard (ST)
S
Hellagur
★★★★★★

Guard (ST)
A
Skadi
★★★★★★

Guard (ST)
B
Astesia
★★★★★

Guard (ST)
B
Franka
★★★★★

Guard (ST)
B
Indra
★★★★★

Guard (ST)
B
Melantha
★★★

Guard (ST)
C
Matoimaru
★★★★

Guard (ST)
D
Beehunter
★★★★

Guard (ST)
X
Mousse
★★★★

Guard (ST)
X
Castle-3

Medic (AoE)
S
Nightingale
★★★★★★

Medic (AoE)
S
Ptilopsis
★★★★★

Medic (AoE)
A
Perfumer
★★★★

Medic (ST)
A
Shining
★★★★★★

Medic (ST)
A
Silence
★★★★★

Medic (ST)
A
Warfarin
★★★★★

Medic (ST)
B
Gavial
★★★★

Medic (ST)
B
Sussurro
★★★★

Medic (ST)
B
Myrrh
★★★★

Medic (ST)
C
Ansel
★★★

Medic (ST)
D
Hibiscus
★★★

Medic (ST)
X
Lancet-2

Sniper (AoE)
S
Meteorite
★★★★★

Sniper (AoE)
A
ShiraYuki
★★★★

Sniper (AoE)
B
Catapult
★★★

Sniper (AoE)
X
Executor
★★★★★

Sniper (ST)
S
Exusiai
★★★★★★

Sniper (ST)
S
Blue Poison
★★★★★

Sniper (ST)
A
Platinum
★★★★★

Sniper (ST)
B
Jessica
★★★★

Sniper (ST)
B
Meteor
★★★★

Sniper (ST)
B
Vermeil
★★★★

Sniper (ST)
B
Kroos
★★★

Sniper (ST)
C
Adnachiel
★★★

Sniper (ST)
C
Rangers
★★

Sniper (ST)
X
Firewatch
★★★★★

Sniper (Close Range)
S
Schwarz
★★★★★★

Sniper (Close Range)
A
Provence
★★★★★

Specialist (Control)
X
Manticore
★★★★★

Specialist (Redeploy)
X
Projekt Red
★★★★★

Specialist (Redeploy)
X
Gravel
★★★★

Specialist (Shift)
X
Cliffheart
★★★★★

Specialist (Shift)
X
Feater
★★★★★

Specialist (Shift)
X
Rope
★★★★

Specialist (Shift)
X
Shaw
★★★★

Supporter (Buff)
S
Pramanix
★★★★★

Supporter (Buff)
A
Sora
★★★★★

Supporter (Slow)
S
Angelina
★★★★★★

Supporter (Slow)
B
Istina
★★★★★

Supporter (Slow)
B
Glaucus
★★★★★

Supporter (Slow)
C
Earthspirit
★★★★

Supporter (Slow)
D
Orchid
★★★

Supporter (Summon)
S
Magallan
★★★★★★

Supporter (Summon)
A
Mayer
★★★★★

Supporter (Summon)
C
Deepcolor
★★★★

Vanguard
S
Siege
★★★★★★

Vanguard
A
Texas
★★★★★

Vanguard
A
Myrtle
★★★★

Vanguard
B
Zima
★★★★★

Vanguard
C
Courier
★★★★

Vanguard
C
Scavenger
★★★★

Vanguard
D
Fang
★★★

Vanguard
D
Vanilla
★★★

Vanguard
E
Yato
★★★

Vanguard (DP on Kill)
A
Grani
★★★★★

Vanguard (DP on Kill)
A
Vigna
★★★★

Vanguard (DP on Kill)
B
Plume
★★★