Counterside Tier List: PvE & PvP [Global & SEA]

Whether you like the SEA server or the Global one, our post wraps Counterside from every aspect.

Did you see our Counterside Global tier list? The thrills of the Global server forced us to write about it first, but now that we are out from its bewitches, here’s a comprehensive Counterside tier list. The rankings below primarily address the SEA version (PvE and PvP meta both) while also giving flashbacks of Global. 

Key Highlights
  • Counterside offers multiple competition gaming modes–SEA and Global, as well as two very different metas–PvE and PvP. 
  • Altogether, Counterside features more than 200 unlockable characters across all its modes and meta. 
  • The ranking is even more complex, but we did it.
  • We graded each playable unit based on Counterside critical partial ratings, including the Raid, Danger Close, Guild Croop, Shadow Palace, Relic Dungeons, Story, and Dive 45-50. 
  • Overall efficiency was seen as the most detrimental ranking factor. 

  • Counterside characters that ace both PvE and PvP metas having fully covered the ranking criteria include Evelyn Keller, Ifrit, Awakened Yuna Springfield, Ministra, Awakened Lee Sooyeon, Awakened Seo Yoon, Xiao Lin, Yang Harim, Awakened Shin Jia, Nanahara Chifuyu, Replacer Queen, and Sky Layfield.

  • Unlike the best Counterside units, the following perform the worst in the game across all modes: Park Hyunsoo, MA1 HMMWV, Black Tail, Lee Dafoe, Zena Bird, Rhino Yang Hansol, Nina Anderson, Scout, and Yang Hansol

The Counterside RPG is a futuristic Urban fantasy sci-fi that is the best treat to ever exist for fans of anime. Players will have to assemble at least an 8-unit deck in order to fight off Corrupted Objects. 

Since there’s a massive palette of choices, each associated with varying specializations, building an appropriate team won’t be easy. This tier is here to help you with exactly that, so you meet only the characters of fine abilities. As said above, you’ll find this post covering a lot of Counterside’s aspects in order to satisfy every aspiring player. Hence buckle up! 

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What Is Counterside Tier List?

Counterside Tiers explained
Counterside Tier Rankings Explained!

The Counterside game hails with an enticing storyline further complimented by a colorful character cast where each is a champ on its own (thanks to the fleshed-out profiles!). However, it’s a bit complex, too, and so is our tier list. 

Perhaps it’s the price required to make tier lists as detailed as possible, but you don’t have to worry since we’ll properly explain how the hierarchy here proceeds. 

Because in the RPG world, different servers have different managements, the same characters tend to differ marginally across two servers. Counterside SEA and Counterside Global also follow the same fashion, which is exactly why we’ll be breaking down our post into two separate tier lists. 

As with most of our tier lists, here, too, we’ll adopt the standard five-level (S-D) ranking system for both the tiers next, followed by a brief discussion on the best SEA characters, so you fully get to know who’s really worth your investment. So let’s get into the character rankings, but before that, here’s what Tiers S-D mean: 

S-Tier: Best of Counterside units all dwell here. Be that in terms of damage abilities, skill sets, or other utilities, the characters of this tier are the most robust playable units. They are simply overpowered and can quickly get past a variety of situations. Their massive damage output makes them a menace to kill for opponents.  

A-Tier: Not number one, but undoubtedly one of the greatest Counterside heroes are found here. A-Tier characters are excellent choices for any team composition as they output unique overall utility across almost every game meta. 

Following the pace hailed by the S-rank heroes, A-tier units prove to be equally suitable for winning most battles but also come with minor setbacks. Though you will win most matches with them, the victory won’t come as quickly as it will with an S-tier buddy. 

B-Tier: Decent heroes of Counterside reside in this tier. Though characters here aren’t really extraordinary as the ones you’d be used to seeing up till now, they are at least good at getting players past most levels. 

With added challenges, though, you might even pass the most difficult Counterside stages with B-tier units. You just need to be gutsy, however, and might even lose your ship in case the enemies find a way to slip in some damage while you experiment with a B-tiered unit. 

C-Tier: This tier is for the average heroes of our Counterside tier list. Such characters are neither too good nor the weakest in the horde. C-tier characters own nothing unique in particular and will do just enough against the ordinary bosses. 

Meaning you can’t risk your ship by sending a C-tiered character against some big hunk or in a tense situation. They’ll clear off the initial stages for you only and must not be kept if a better Counterside unit is available for boarding. 

D-Tier: The weakest of the Counterside caste dwell in this tier. They have almost no helpful ability hence hailing as the least preferred game choice. D-tier characters will, however, help beginners kickstart a couple of early game levels. Still, it’s highly recommended not to stick with them as soon as a better-ranked unit gets accessible. 

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Counterside SEA Tier List 

sea tiers Counterside
Counterside SEA Tier List

For a start, here’s how employees rank in the Side South East Asia (SEA) server of Counterside. It’s an overall PvE and PvP tier list that takes into account all the critical partial ratings, including Raid, Story, Danger Close, Shadow Palace, Guild Croop, Relic Dungeons, and Dive 45-50. 

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Meta Tier Counterside Characters
PvPSEvelyn Keller, Ifrit, Awakened Yuna Springfield, Ministra, Awakened Lee Sooyeon, Awakened Seo Yoon, Rita Arsenico, Awakened Horizon, Serapel, Administration Rifleman, Awakened Jake, Gaeun, Lucrecia, Eins & Zwei, Investigator Kang, Horizon, Replacer King, Claudia Nelson, Spira, Awakened Yoo Mina, Amy Firstwing, Arti Lana, Awakened Na Yubin, Machine Collector, Lee Yuri, Ingrid Johanna, Raphaela Juri, Evolved One, Lily, Harab, Gremory
AXiao Lin, Awakened Shin Jia, Nanahara Chifuyu, Replacer Queen, Awakened Joo Shiyoon, Sigma, Rosaria le Friede, Lyudmila, Awakened Hilde, Veronica, Yamata no Orochi, Assault Trooper, Administration Shieldman, Kyle Wong, Kaci Bins, Dorothy, Administration Sword Fighter, Carlota, Kang Soyoung, Overflow, Ironside, Yen Xing Lanchester, Lee Jisoo, Best Streamer Miya, Replacer Bishop, Sparrow, Naielle, Bluesteel, Kang Minwoo, Glitch, ATF-35 Thunderbolt, Rhino 
BYang Harim, Orca, Esterosa de Chevalier, Lin Xien, Karin Wong, Arius Esquede, Nanahara Chinatsu, Lee Yumi, Janus, Shin Jia, Orca, Esterosa de Chevalier, Frederick Doma, Joo Shiyoon, Regina MacCready, Hayami Sanae, Alex, Eddie Fisher, Choi Jihoon, Nicole, Cindy Looper, Maria Antonov, Jane Doe, Liona, Nayuka Minato, Sylvia Lena Cooper, Lee Sooyeon, Irie Alford, Agent Eujin, Joo Shiyoung, Goliath, Dracasia, Lycoris, Miya, Replacer Knight, Lumi
CSky Layfield, Seo Yoon, Tarrasque, Roy Burnett, Edel Meitner, Lone Lee, Kim Sobin, Hilde, Mone, Laura Beatrix, Elizabeth Pendragon, John Mason, Na Yubin, Rivet, Gabriel, Ryan Ferrier, Yoo Mina, Lara Jaeger, Dominic King Reginald, Jaina Kropel, Buzzard, Shena, Mika Star, Arachne, Eujin, Hayami Kanade, Liv Allen, Lee Jin, Benedict Constantine, Reaper, Edith Twins, Recoiless Gunner, ACH-4 Clan
DDash, Terminator, Lucid, Cathy Wade, Choi Ina, Stronghold, Fione Lowell, Han Sorim, Jake Walker, Peacekeeper, Woodpecker, Hound, Titan, Kim Chowon, Shieldman, Brownie Moore, Rifleman, Maya Hunt, Sweeper, Hirose Aki, ATL-1 Lincoln, Ballista, Adamant Sniper, ATAC-130 Gunship,  Cho Hojin, Tommy the Die-hard, Jessica Green, Tactical Transporter, Thaddeus Morgan, Frederick Yuma, Mortar Team, Kim Chulsoo, Suppressor, Charlie Rockwood, Amy Strickland, Stinger Gunner, Yuna Springfield, Bomi, ZSU Shilka, Shim Somi, Ogami Masaki, UBGL Rifleman, Sniper, Oh Saerom, ATB-1B Spear, Chariot, Estaque, Lee Minseo, PZH Mobile Gun, HM MRLS, Choi Gangsan, Nina Anderson, Scout, Yang Hansol, Park Hyunsoo, MA1 HMMWV, Black Tail, Lee Dafoe, Zena Bird
PvESEvelyn Keller, Xiao Lin, Yang Harim, Awakened Shin Jia, Nanahara Chifuyu, Ifrit, Replacer Queen, Sky Layfield, Awakened Yuna Springfield, Awakened Joo Shiyoon, Ministra, Awakened Lee Sooyeon, Seo Yoon, Awakened Seo Yoon, Sigma, Rita Arsenico, Lin Xien, Rosaria le Friede, Awakened Horizon, Serapel, Administration Rifleman, Awakened Jake, Gaeun, Karin Wong, Tarrasque, Lyudmila
AOrca, Esterosa de Chevalier, Awakened Hilde, Roy Burnett, Lucrecia, Eins & Zwei, Investigator Kang, Arius Esquede, Horizon, Nanahara Chinatsu, Dash, Lee Yumi, Edel Meitner, Terminator, Veronica, Lone Lee, Kim Sobin, Yamata no Orochi, Replacer King, Claudia Nelson, Janus, Shin Jia, Spira, Orca, Esterosa de Chevalier, Assault Trooper, Administration Shieldman, Kyle Wong, Kaci Bins, Dorothy
BAwakened Yoo Mina, Hilde, Amy Firstwing, Administration Sword Fighter, Frederick Doma, Mone, Lucid, Joo Shiyoon, Carlota, Arti Lana, Regina MacCready, Kang Soyoung, Hayami Sanae, Awakened Na Yubin, Alex, Overflow, Ironside, Eddie Fisher, Choi Jihoon, Nicole, Cindy Looper, Maria Antonov, Machine Collector, Jane Doe, Liona, Cathy Wade, John Mason, Yen Xing Lanchester, Choi Ina, Lee Jisoo, Stronghold, Nayuka Minato
CElizabeth Pendragon, Na Yubin, Rivet, Best Streamer Miya, Fione Lowell, Sylvia Lena Cooper, Lee Yuri, Han Sorim, Ingrid Johanna, Lee Sooyeon, Replacer Bishop, Irie Alford, Gabriel, Agent Eujin, Raphaela Juri, Joo Shiyoung, Jake Walker, Goliath, Ryan Ferrier, Peacekeeper, Evolved One, Sparrow, Woodpecker, Hound, Titan, Dracasia, Lycoris, Miya, Lara Jaeger, Dominic King Reginald
DLaura Beatrix, Yoo Mina, Kim Chowon, Jaina Kropel, Naielle Bluesteel, Replacer Knight, Buzzard, Kang Minwoo, Shena, Lily, Mika Star, Shieldman, Arachne, Brownie Moore, Eujin, Harab, Rifleman,  Hayami Kanade, Maya Hunt, Sweeper, Gremory, Glitch, Liv Allen, Hirose Aki, ATL-1 Lincoln, Ballista, Lee Jin,  Adamant Sniper, ATF-35 Thunderbolt, ATAC-130 Gunship, Benedict Constantine, Cho Hojin, Tommy the Die-hard, Jessica Green, Reaper, Tactical Transporter, Thaddeus Morgan, Edith Twins, Lumi, Frederick Yuma, Mortar Team, Kim Chulsoo, ACH-4 Clan, Recoiless Gunner, Suppressor, Charlie Rockwood, Amy Strickland, Stinger Gunner, Yuna Springfield, Bomi, ZSU Shilka, Shim Somi, Ogami Masaki, UBGL Rifleman, Sniper, Oh Saerom, ATB-1B Spear, Chariot, Estaque, Lee Minseo, PZH Mobile Gun, HM MRLS, Choi Gangsan, Nina Anderson, Scout, Yang Hansol, Park Hyunsoo, MA1 HMMWV, Black Tail, Lee Dafoe, Zena Bird, Rhino

Best Characters of Counterside SEA 

SEA Characters
Best Characters of Counterside SEA Tier List

As promised with our every tier list, here are the characters you should look for in Counterside SEA. They are simply the cream of the crop and will help the entire crew surpass even the toughest of stages instantly. 


Well, it seems like the sturdiest Mech character is perhaps the first to inaugurate our Counterside SEA tier list’s best unit section. And why not, even since she can render insane damage and further combine that with her Air unit targeting ability and low deployment cost? 

In fact, she is so overpowered that even top Danger Close players can’t resist keeping two Ifrit’s copies till level 110 in order to employ her against enemies each season. All of this makes Ifrit shine, especially in the game’s PvE mode, but she is no less in PvP either.

Ifrit will take down every type of opposing frontline faced in PVP grounds while also being able to absorb a bunch of hits herself to keep Ingrid and Spira in check. Seeing how critical of a must-have unit Ifrit is when off ban? 

But don’t get over-excited and level Ifrit’s passive barrier to the 5th level. Otherwise, this will result in triggering Awakened Na Yubin to wipe her off on deployment. Ifrit is pretty decent against him until he dishes off his barrier reversal, so beware of that situation, or else your striker will get severely weakened. 

All in all, Ifrit possesses surprisingly extra tankiness for a DPS personality, even before the level 5 barrier. She’s also got DEF penetration as if her AIR-hitting ability wasn’t already amusing enough for a striker. 

Awakened Jake

Former Counterside players must discard every memory of Awakened Jake they may have because the latest version of him, which we will be discussing today, is an absolute masterpiece. Awakened Jake was pretty strange when first released-dying almost every time. 

Also, he used to have a storm move as his signature that hardly had any effect or even range. But that’s all his past as Awakened Jake now hails as the prime enemy of Mechs thanks to all the high skills and stats onboard. 

He simply makes a Mech’s life unbearable by tanking them like a pro and inflicting crazy amounts of damage to ultimately CC them to their last breaths. Due to such Mech resistance capabilities, Awakened Jake can ace battles from various modes. 

This includes the Relic Dungeons, Dive 45-50, Shadow Palace 5, and even Challenge Mode. However, don’t forget that all this charm lasts only when there are enough Mech units to fight off. 

In short, Awakened Jake doesn’t usually perform against anyone else, but that doesn’t make him weak. It’s just he’s more niche specific, and fortunately, that niche is pretty broad, so you don’t have to worry so much about that. 

Given Awakened Jake’s S-rank in PvP, he’s one heck of a champ there too. With his aura, skills, and of course, the second fresh wave of buffs, the character can hit Air units while also keeping his storm constantly up in order to freeze mechs permanently. 

All in all, people looking for a tanky Counterside character option and some sturdy opponent for both the Awakened Horizon and Evolved One should definitely go with Awakened Jake. However, remember that you’ll need perfect gear and a party build to support him.

Xiao Lin

Haven’t you experienced a thrilling show of pure damage dealing in Counterside yet? Then look no further than Xiao Lin, the most extraordinary hero of that kind. Players can literally stack up complete CRIT DMG and then see Xiao Lin send it off as damage skyrockets in an instant. 

All credit for this goes to her passive, of course, as it allows the unit to CRIT with her every basic attack. However, not to mention that Xiao Lin will still act a bit squishy sometimes. In fact, Xiao Lin will fall right away if deployed at a tense moment. 

You can always save her from such a fit, though, if she’s protected enough. After all, who will want to miss one of the best Exclusive Equipment on offer? Yes, Xiao Lin has got one which on the primary stat offers grants ASPD!!

Rita Arsenico

This one is not an offense-oriented Counterside character, but because of her hatred for Mechs, similar to Awakened Jake’s cases, she ends up outputting decent damage. Rita Arsenico is one of the best support for every type of team in PvP. 

And if the situation demands you to fight Mecha opposition, that’s an even cherry on top with Rita. The character has been recently buffed to welcome a whopping 30% increase in her ATK.

Furthermore, Rita Arsenico proves perfect against opponents with no MDL. This happens thanks to her being an Air unit that fully forsakes Ground Res as well as DEF by having a True DMG passive. 

In PvE, however, Rita’s ability to ignore Ground Res won’t do much good. Don’t you fret, though, as she still hails as a great pick in that meta’s each level, especially when you desperately need an Anti-Mech powerhouse or just an Air unit. 

Overall, Rita Arsenico packs massive perks for a support unit and absolutely shines against Mechs in PvE. Though she owns a low DEF, Rita’s ability to always lurk in the air saves her from most incoming damage, making her even favorite amongst all team compositions. 

On the downside, Rita Arsenico is not good in Inhibitors or even Raids, so be mindful of this when considering this unit.

Counterside Global Tier List 

CounterSIDE Global Tiers
Counterside Global Tier List

As said earlier, or maybe you have seen it yourself, eXputer already has a comprehensive tier list curated on the Global version of Counterside. But since you’ve decided to dig deep into Counterside and its world, refreshing memory is always a good idea. Here’s how the same characters that you just came across above rank in the Global version of  Counterside: 

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Tiers Counterside Characters 
SXiao Lin, Seo Yoon, Nanahara Chifuyu, Yang Harim, Evelyn Keller, Karin Wong, Gaeun, Rosaria Le Friede, Administration Rifleman, Lin, Xien, Nanahara Chinatsu, Lee Yumi, Arius Esquede, Terminator, Eins and Zwei, Awakened Hilde, Roy Burnett, Kim Sobin
AAdministration Shieldman, Kyle Wong, Caludia Nelson, Orca, Assault, Trooper, Administration Sword Fighter, Frederick Doma, Shin Jia, Esterosa de Chevalier, Hilde
BEddie Fisher, Ironside, Cathy Wade, Ingrid Johanna, Choi Ina, Stronghold, Sylvia Lena Cooper, Kang Soyoung, John Mason, Joo Shiyoon, Lee Jisoo, Cindy Looper, Hayame Sanae, Maria Antonov, Na Yubin, Jane Doe, Nayuka Minato
CRyan Ferrier, Woodpecker, Elizabeth Pendragon, Miya, Dominic King Reginald, Peacekeeper, Sparrow, Brownie Moore, Jake Walker, Fione Lowell, Han Sorim, Kim Chowon, Joo Shiyoung, Titan, Lee Jin, Yoo Mina, Gabriel, Rifleman, Hound, Frederick Yuma, Lee Sooyeon, Miya, Shieldman, Adamant Sniper, Irie Alford, Eujin

Buzzard, ATL-1 Lincoln

DAmi Strickland, Liv Allen, ATF-35 Thunderbolt, Shim Somi, Ogami Masaki, Black Tail, Reaper, Suppressor, Arachne, Maya Hunt, Recoilless Gunner, Charlie Rockwood, Tactical Transporter, Thaddeus Morgan, Laura Beatrix, Sweeper, Scout, Cho Hojin, Bomi, Benedict Constantine, Mortar Team, Yang Hansol, UBGL Rifleman, Zena Bird, ZSU Shilka, Park Hyunsoo, Yuna Springfield, Lee Minseo, Jessica Green, Hirose Aki, Stinger Gunner, Oh Saerom, Kim Chulsoo, ACH-4 Clan, Nina Anderson, Sniper, Choi Gnagson, MA1 HMMWV, Chariot, Lee Dafoe, HM MRLS, Ballista

That’s all for our Counterside SEA and Global Tier List. Honestly, Counterside isn’t like any RPG. Instead, it’s way too unique, and so is the winning style it fosters. 

The game not only demands utmost focus on grades but also considers how every player contests utilizing the best possible team composition. 

And by best team composition, we mean to say a viable squad full of characters that actually fit best with their user and not a star-studded combination with no practical performance. 

In short, we’ll appreciate it if you take our tier list as a mere how-to-kickstart guide only while listening to most of your gut. 

Anyways, don’t forsake ranking way too much either, as, after all, having a company of high-grade units is always better. 

Counterside Tier List Criteria 

We have put in a lot of effort and, most importantly, tons worth of time playing and researching to construct this Counterside tier list. We’ve weighed every character way too carefully in order to highlight for you the best ones, so you don’t have to.

To choose the perfect spot for each in-game unit, we skimmed through a multitude of online resources as well as sat with veteran Counterside players of all servers and modes. 

This helped us gather reliable information and understand placements across different servers to put forth the most comprehensive overall ranking and guide ultimately. 

Feedback prevailing in the gamers community was also considered to induce as much general tone as possible so players of every style could be adequately catered. 

Nevertheless, it goes without saying that our Counterside posts are subject to frequent changes, given the constantly updating mechanics of the game. And because such can result in characters undergoing some serious jump of ranks, don’t miss checking back often! 

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Tehreem is an empathetic writer who writes for the love of it. She couples this with her interest in gaming to inform like-minded intellects what's going on in the gaming realm. She'll mostly be catching up with her high school studies when not writing great Tier Lists.

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