GBF Tier List: Best Characters Ranked & Compared

Our tier list is going to focus on ranking all characters available in the game by placing them into five different tiers.

Granblue Fantasy, popularly known as GBF, allows players to select from more than 300 characters. As you might have already guessed, this ends up making players confused while choosing the characters. This is because they can’t decide which ones to pick and which ones to avoid. Well, to help such players out, we are going to write down a GBF tier list in which we are going to rank down all characters in a proper format.

Update: We’ve carefully reviewed our Tier List to make sure it matches all the character changes in the newest Update 1.30.

Key Highlights

  • Granblue Fantasy (GBF) offers players a massive character roster that extends to more than 300 characters spread across multiple Types, Playstyles, and Races. 
  • Characters are ranked based on the mass opinion about their performances and convenience of use. 
  • Metera, Anila, Shiva, Zeta, and Siegfried are your best bet for winning in GBF.
  • GBF characters that will let you down most of the time include Ludmila, Sachiko Koshimizu, and Rita. 

All Characters Comparison

Characters Ranking Table 
Tiers Attack Balanced Special Defense Heal  Draph 
S-Tier Shiva, Zeta, Vajra, Grea, Narmaya, Sturm, Pengy, Dante and Freiheit,  Leona, Vira, Nezahualpilli, Yodarha, Hallessena, Ferry, Kumbhira, Robomi, Melissabelle, Predator, Black Knight, Wulf and Renie Anila, Metera, Altair, Katalina, Lecia, Lucio, Andira, Grimnir, Monika, Jeanne d’Arc, Halluel and Malluel, Io, Zooey, Vikala Siegfried, Mahira, Cain, Yurius, Meteon, Tiamat, Noa, Ferry, Rei, Helel ben Shalem, Kolulu, Olivia, Clarisse, Amira, Vania, Anthuria Athena, Vane, Alexie Cagliostro, Lily, Europa Zeta and Vaseraga
A-Tier Percival, Mugen, Reinhardtzar,  Scathacha, Therese, Lancelot and Vane, Colossus, Illnot, Tsubasa, Tabina, Abby, Kallen KouzukiIlsa, Ghandagoza, Ilsa, Milleore and Sahil Lao, Silva, Lancelot, Aglovale, Izmir, Eugen, Hallessena, Eustace, Ladiva, Aletheia, Seox, Veight Yuisis, Yuel, Yuel, Romeo, Shura, Aqours Second-Years, Charlotta, Medusa, Baal Rackam, Aoidos, Magisa, Beatrix, Drang, Zahlhamelina, Kolulu, Sandalphon, Pholia, Vania and Malinda, Arulumaya, Macula Marius, Jessica, Ayer, Rosetta, Joker Satyr, Anne, Yngwie, Sara, Black Knights and Orchid Teena, Diantha, De La Fille, Kou  
B-Tier Jin, Walder, Mirin, Feena, Sen, Suzaku Kururugi, Juri, Sevilbarra, Cure Black and Cure White, Forte, Karyl, Skull,  Cucuroux, Owen, Christina, Gachapin, Kaede Takagaki, Korwa, Petra, Mikazuki Munechika, Pecorine, Lelouch Lamperouge,   Charioce XVII, Chat Noir, Lady Katapillar and Vira, Lilele, Catherine, Yggdrasil, Yaia, Arriet, Carmelina, Conan Edogawa, Cerberus, Freezie,  Agielba, Aquors Third-Years, Herja, Razia, Baotorda, Marquiares Aquors First-Years, Sophia,   
C-Tier Dante, Gemini Sunrise, Izuminokami Kanesada, Cailana, Leona, Lowain, Melleau, Nemone, Almeida, Mikasa, Miku Maekawa, Mimlemel and Stumpeye, Feather, Meg, You Friday, Sutera, Lina, Mina, Ejaeli, Minami Nitta, Helnar, Sevastien, Vermeil, Arusha, Bridgette and Cordelia, Katalina, Will, Aster, Miria Akagi, Morphe and Phoebe, Krugne, Shiki Ichinose, Tear Grants, Tyr, Elize Lotus, Richard, Shao, Mika Jougasaki,  Galadar, The Lowain Brothers, Deliford, Zaja Erica Fontaine
D-Tier Barawa, Alec, Nina, Drango, Karin, Elmott, Stahn Aileron, Ryan, Milla Maxwell, Anastasia, Chun-Li, Rin Shibuya, Sig, Mimlemel and Pun-Kin, Vanzza, Claudia, Mariah, Rashid, Toru Amuro, Ryu, Daetta, Soriz, Randall, Ranko Kanzaki, Stan, Yuri Lowell Carren, Cassius, Mio  Honda, Ange, Farrah, Naga, Sahli Lao, Arisa, Arthur, Arthur and Mordred, Keehar, Tsubasa Kashiwagi, Eso, Robertina, Sakura Shinjugi, Uzuki Shimamur Ippatsu, Karva, Pamela, Kaoru Sakuraba, Lamretta, Mishra, Camieux, Ulamnuran, Anzu Futaba, J.J., La Coiffe, Redluck, Augusta, Laguna, Yamanbagiri Kunihiro, Chlo, Goblin Mage, Karteira, Ezecrain, Philosophia, Elta, Novei, Sakura Kinomoto, Koume Shirasaka, Luna Airi Totoki, Hazen Rosine, Erin, Mizuki Kawashima, Suframare, Kanako Mimura, Ceylan, Johann  
F-Tier Anna, Teru Tendo, Haohmaru Sarya, Dorothy, Syr, Joy, Sachiko Koshimizu Paris, Volenna   +

GBF Tier List

Comparison Table Between All GBF Characters: 

CharacterTypeRaceGameplay StyleNotable Specialty
ShivaFirePrimalAttackSpear and Staff
AnilaFireDraphBalancedSpear and Melee
SiegfriedEarthHumanSpecialSabre and Katana
VajraWaterEruneAttackKatana and Melee
VaneWaterHumanDefenseSpear and Axe
LucioLightOtherBalancedKatana and Sabre
AlexielEarthPrimalDefenseSabre and Katana
MahiraEarthHarvinSpecialHarp and Melee
Zeta and VaseragaEarthHumanDraphBalanced
PengyEarthHumanAttackGun and Melee
Dante and FreiheitEarthHumanAttackStaff and Melee
AndiraWindEruneBalancedStaff and Melee
GrimnirWindPrimalBalancedSpear and Staff
YuriusWindHumanSpecialSabre and Staff
MeteonWindHumanSpecialGun and Melee
MonikaWindHumanBalancedSabre and Katana
TiamatWindPrimalSpecialMelee and Staff
YodarhaWaterHarvinAttackSabre and Katana
Jeanne d’ArcLightHumanBalancedSabre and Spear
NoaLightPrimalSpecialStaff and Gun
Halluel and MalluelLightPrimalBalancedDagger
IlsaEarthEruneAttackGun and Bow
KumbhiraLightDraphAttackSpear and Axe
MelissabelleWindHarvinAttackSabre and Axe
ReiDarkHarvinSpecialStaff and Katana
Helel ben ShalemDarkOtherSpecialSpear and Staff
Black KnightDarkHumanAttackSabre and Gun
VikalaDarkHumanBalancedAxe and Melee
AnthuriaFireEruneSpecialMelee and Harp
VaniaDarkOtherSpecialStaff and Dagger
Wulf and RenieDarkOtherAttackMelee and Gun

In order to make things easier for our readers, we are going to divide the characters into six different tiers. The strongest ones will be placed in the first tier, while the weakest ones will earn a spot in the last tier. Having said that, do keep in mind that our tier list is totally based on our personal choice. Some of you might find certain characters not belonging to a specific tier, and that is okay. This is because the choice varies from person to person. So without any further due, let’s dive into the tier list. 


Who is the strongest character in GBF?

Shiva and Anila are some of the strongest characters in GBF.

Which character should I avoid picking up in GBF?

You should avoid picking up all the characters mentioned in our F-Tier category.

This was all regarding our GBF tier list. Before you leave, make sure to check out our For Honor tier list and Mortal Kombat 11 tier list as well. 

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