Granblue Fantasy Tier List

Granblue Fantasy, or GBF, is a powerhouse game developed by Cygames with music from none other than the legendary Final Fantasy music composer, Nobuo Uematsu himself. It is critically acclaimed because of its endearing plot partnered with an addictive gameplay loop.

On top of all these sits the game’s premiere draw to players: its rich cast of characters. Similar to other gacha games, players can use in-game currency (crystals or tickets in this case) to summon a random character from the base pool of hundreds of units.

These characters are what we’re going to rank below in terms of their usefulness towards the end game content. Read on to be guided on which units to invest your time in GBF.

Note: Only Super Super Rare (SSR) and a few SR (Super Rare) units are included in the list. The unit’s rarity in Granblue Fantasy is a huge indication of strength in the game, so rarer units will always trump common ones.

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S-Tier

Granblue Fantasy Tier List Tier S

These are must-have units for any playthrough. They are considered overpowered because of their toolkits.

ElementUnits
FireShiva, Anila, Zeta, Siegfried, Metera, Athena
WaterVajra, Cagliostro, Grea, Lily, Vane, Altair, Europa, Katalina, Lecia, Lucio, Narmaya, Sturm
EarthAlexiel, Mahira, Zeta and Vaseraga, Cain, Pengy, Dante and Freiheit, Leona, Vira
WindAndira, Grimnir, Yurius, Meteon, Monika, Nezahualpilli, Tiamat, Yodarha
LightJeanne d’Arc, Noa, Hallessena, Halluel and Malluel, Io, Ferry, Ilsa, Kumbhira, Melissabelle, Robomi, Zooey
DarkRei, Helel ben Shalem, Kolulu, Olivia, Predator, Black Knight, Clarisse, Vikala, Amira, Anthuria, Vania, Wulf and Renie

A-Tier

Granblue Fantasy Tier List Tier A

These units are great, but do not excel in certain areas like their S-tier counterparts. If you’re lucky enough to summon these characters, do take the time to raise them as you’ll get significant rewards from them later on.

ElementUnits
FireMugen, Percival, Rackam, Satyr, Reinhardtzar, Scathacha, Therese, Yuisis, Aoidos, Colossus, Lancelot and Vane, Teena, Tsubasa, Grea, Illnot, Magisa, Tabina, Yuel, Abby, Beatrix, Drang, Ghandagoza, Ilsa, Kallen Kouzuki, Zahlhamelina
WaterKolulu, Milleore and Sahil Lao, Pholia, Sandalphon, Silva, Vania and Malinda, Lancelot, Yuel, Aglovale, Romeo, Shura, Anne, Aqours Second-Years, Arulumaya, Charlotta, Diantha, Izmir, Macula Marius, Yngwie
EarthEugen, Hallessena, Medusa, Baal, Eustace, Jessica, Ladiva, Sara, Ayer, Aletheia, De La Fille, Rosetta, Soriz, Vaseraga
WindAlbert, Heles, Naoise, Societte, Gawain, Seruel, Kokkoro, Lennah, Levi, Morrigna, Selfira, Stan and Aliza
LightRosamia, Juliet, Percival, Silva, Danua, Dorothy and Claudia, Levin Sisters, Mary, Sarunan, Shitori, Zeta, Amira, Sandalphon
DarkLady Grey, Narmaya, Orchid, Vaseraga, Azazel, Tanya, Lunalu, Nicholas, Rosetta, Black Knights and Orchid, Joker, Kou, Seox, Veight

B-Tier

Granblue Fantasy Tier List Tier B

These are good units to raise and will be good finishing touches to your final roster. Bear in mind that they won’t do much without a handful of higher-tiered units by their side. This is also the tier where you start seeing some Super Rare characters.

ElementUnits
FireAgielba, Aquors Third-Years, Charioce XVII
WaterChat Noir, Cucuroux, Lady Katapillar and Vira, Lilele, Owen
EarthAquors First-Years, Catherine, Herja, Ilsa, Jin, Razia, Yggdrasil, Nezahualpilli, Walder, Yaia
WindMirin, Arriet, Carmelina, Christina, Feena, Gachapin, Kaede Takagaki, Korwa, Petra, Sen, Suzaku Kururugi, Yuisis, Juri, Sevilbarra
LightBaotorda, Conan Edogawa, Cure Black and Cure White, Mikazuki Munechika, Pecorine, Sophia
DarkCerberus, Forte, Freezie, Karyl, Lelouch Lamperouge, Marquiares, Skull

C-Tier

Granblue Fantasy Tier List Tier C

These are the budget units that you’d hold onto if you have terrible luck at summoning stronger characters. They still have their uses in the early to mid-game, but you’re better off building your roster around stronger units.

ElementUnit
FireDanua, Friday, Dante, Ferry, Sutera, Aster, Gemini Sunrise, Izuminokami Kanesada, Lina, Miria Akagi, Naoise
WaterCailana, Leona, Lowain, Mina, Ejaeli, Minami Nitta, Morphe and Phoebe
EarthMelleau, Nemone, Almeida, Galadar, The Lowain Brothers
WindHelnar, Mikasa, Krugne, Miku Maekawa, Mimlemel and Stumpeye, Sevastien, Shiki Ichinose, Sutera
LightFeather, Nicholas, Vermeil, Arusha, Bridgette and Cordelia, Erica Fontaine, Tear Grants, Tyre
DarkKatalina, Sarunan, Elize Lotus, Meg, Richard, Shao, Will, You, Deliford, Mika Jougasaki, Zaja

D-Tier

Granblue Fantasy Tier List Tier D

You should swap these units out as soon as possible. Their stat and skill ceilings peak early on so there’s not much sense investing in them for the end game.

ElementUnits
FireNina Drango, Alec, Barawa, Carren, Cassius, Karin, Mio Honda, Rosine, Elmott, Ippatsu, Jessica, Karva, Mary, Milla Maxwell, Ryan, Stahn Aileron
WaterKaoru Sakuraba, Lamretta, Mishra, Pamela, Anastasia, Ange, Camieux, Chun-Li, Erin, Farrah, Mizuki Kawashima, Naga, Rin Shibuya, Sahli Lao, Sig, Suframare, Ulamnuran
EarthAiri Totoki, Anzu Futaba, J.J., La Coiffe, Mimlemel and Pun-Kin, Redluck, Vanzza, Zaja, Augusta, Carmelina, Claudia, Juri, Kanako Mimura, Laguna, Mariah, Skull, Yamanbagiri Kunihiro
WindArisa, Arthur, Arthur and Mordred, Chloe, Goblin Mage, Hazen, Karteira, Keehar, Rashid, Toru Amuro, Tsubasa Kashiwagi, Eso, Robertina, Ryu, Sakura Shinjugi
LightCeylan, Ezecrain, Johann, Philosophia, Uzuki Shimamura, Daetta, Elta, Nakoruru, Novei, Soriz, Sakura Kinomoto
DarkKoume Shirasaka, Randall, Ranko Kanzaki, Luna, Stan, Yuri Lowell, Zehek

F-Tier

Granblue Fantasy Tier List Tier F

Avoid using these characters. They have glaring flaws and subpar abilities that should be ignored, especially when there several units that can outperform them.

ElementUnits
FireAnna, Sarya, Teru Tendo, Dorothy
WaterPengy
EarthParis, Volenna
WindAster, Haohmaru, Syr, Joy
LightSachiko Koshizimu
DarkAnge, Ludmila, Rita

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