King of Fighters All Star is a beat’em up mobile game that shares in-game mechanics similar to a role-playing game. There are fighter cards for each character in the game; therefore, each fighter comes in multiple incarnations. If we were to rank every single fighter of the game in our King of fighters all-star tier list, this list would have included nearly 150 plus entries. Such a lengthy tier list would surely cover all the fighters, but it will lose its essence in the process. It is why this tier list will look quite different from our Risk of Rain 2 tier list or For Honor tier list. You can check them out here and see the difference.
Here’s a summary of King of Fighters All Star Tier List Rankings:
|King of Fighters All Star Tier List Ranking Table|
|S-Tier||Jin Hoodie, Kazuya, Terry 03, Mukai 03, Orochi 97, Xmas Elisabeth, Geese XIV, Omega Rugal 98, and Nameless 02|
|A-Tier||Orochi Zero 01, Igniz 01, Krizalid 99, Orochi Leona 97, Orochi Shermie 97, Lady Chang, Haohmaru, Paul, Jin Classic, Ash Crimson 03, Nests Kyo XIII, Sentai Clark, Ling, and Orochi Iori 97|
|B-Tier||Orochi Yashiro 97, Orochi Chris, Mai 95, Kyo Kusanagi 95, King 94, Yuri in Wonderland, False Advent Orochi, Ling School Girl, Zero Clone 00, K’99, and Whip 99|
|C-Tier||Kensou 99, Brian 98, Shermie 97, Mature 96, Ryo 95, Ramon 00, Andy 98, Swimsuit Kula, Armor King, and Sentai Ralf|
|D-Tier||Halloween Yashiro, Heavy D 94, Takuma 98, Chizuru 96, Heidern 94, and Maxima 99|
King of Fighters All Star Tier List
As mentioned above, we have narrowed down our radar for the sake of our tier list and found these top 50 players. They are remarkable and offer good value in the game. Many of these characters are suited for select in-game modes, and only a few perform exceptionally well in PvP, PvE, Time Attack, and Epic Quest. Please note that this tier list is not final. The characters in this list are subject to change whenever they receive a buff or nerf through a game update. We will keep you posted.
This variant of Orochi is from the King of Fighters 97 game, and he has the best stats from the rest of the characters in our King of fighters all-star tier list. If you had the chance to play with Orochi 97, you’d know that he is a perfect match for PVP and PVE fights. His self-healing ability comes in handy when you play Arena or league matches, and it becomes available to use when the character gets above 2 PG bars. We think that his super armor and damage immunity that offers burns to enemies is one of the many reasons why Orochi remains the best character in the game.
This S-tier version of Mukai comes from King of Fighter 2003 game. One of the annoying game mechanics many players hate about KoF All Star is the inability to stop your opponent from executing combos on you, not unless your character gets petrified. For this reason alone, we think Mukai is the second-best character in the game, as whenever he is attacked, he gets petrified and breaks any combos his opponent is about to land on him. Furthermore, Mukai has damage immunity and super armor and can land infinite stomping legs attacks. Players who like spam attacks would love Mukai in King of Fighters All Star.
Terry’s 2003 version is the third-best character that fits in our S-tier list. Some of his attacks are slow but make no mistake; he is a heavy hitter. If you want to play with this character, don’t forget to keep the power gauge more than once because doing so grants you bonus damage on his skill 3. Terry is not all about attack, but he is also an excellent character for defense. He gets super armor every time he blocks attacks. This is good for the PVE fights and a great skill set in PVP. Additionally, Terry can stop enemies from rolling and can access damage immunity on skill 2.
Kazuya is a character who performs exceptionally when it comes to fighting alone and providing buffs to other Tekken fighters by 55%. If you manage to push an enemy against the wall, Kazuya will land infinite combos. His fast power charge rate is another strategic advantage that we think is really helpful while spamming his two special skills alongside his basic skill. In some instances, Kazuya feels overpowered if you play with him the right way. He ranks higher in our King of fighters all star tier list because he is the best Tekken player you must play with in the game. For example, his S3 offers damage immunity, S2 stuns opponents, and S1 is the ridiculous ability above all – it resets the moment it lands on an enemy. This is why we believe Kazuya deserves a spot in S-tier.
The hoodie version of Jin in King of Fighters All Star is quite a balanced fighter for PVP and PVE encounters. All of his attacks land serious damage, and when it comes to defense, hoddie Jin does not disappoint. This character offers three-second damage immunity, and his all three skills stack quite remarkably. Hoodie Jin further receives damage buff when he fights alongside other Tekken characters or when the health drops below 50%. In a pack of three fighters, if you have hoodie Jin in your roster and you want to support your team in leading the offense, don’t shy away from picking him.
This version of Nameless is taken from King of Fighters 2002. Even though he is a powerful character in the game, but for some reasons, we think he is better suited for PVP and not PVE. His overpowered ability, S1, offers exceptionally long range, disables opponents from using skills for some time, and stops them from rolling as well. The S3 ability of Nameless gives damage immunity, and S2 offers extra damage from DEF points. Also, he comes with reduced recovery time for his stun and petrifies stats – all the more reasons to play with Nameless.
Omega Rugal 98
This S-Tier worthy variant of Omega Rugal comes from King of Fighters 98. Overall, he is reliable and a balanced PVP and PVE fighter in the game. If you look at how his S1, S2, and S3 works, you’d come to know that he is a great fighter when it comes to landing chain attacks. Omega Rugal’s S3 ability offers a ranged attack along with three seconds of damage immunity, super armor, and stun. To put it mildly, if anyone gets caught in his S3 attack, they are likely to get bombarded by S1 and S2 attack combos subsequently. We are aware that many players pick this character because of the broken S3. However, we still think he deserves a spot in the S-tier list until Netmarble fixes this issue in future game updates.
This hot-headed, high offense and low defense fighter version of Geese is from King of Fighters XIV. As mentioned, he is quite a hitter and lands high damage attacks, and his skills deal shock damage. Geese’s S1 not only offers a ranged attack but also gives the character super armor only if it lands on an enemy. He receives damage immunity and stuns foes through his S2.
Xmas Elisabeth is the last S-rank contender in our King of fighters all star tier list. Other than Orochi, she is another fighter who shares self-healing ability. However, she heals only a tiny portion of her health, and this passive ability activates once her health is over 50%. Xmas Elisabeth’s S1 ability stacks freeze status effect whenever she damages the opponent, and her S2 ability has a chance to freeze the enemy. Elisabeth’s S3 ability mitigates the damage and this is why we think she not only is good when it comes to landing attacks but also better at reflecting them as well. While her abilities shine the best in PvP, she is a mixed bag when it comes to PvE matches.
Orochi Shermie 97
In our A-tier list, we believe Orochi Shermie performs better, and overall she is a balanced fighter than other characters in this tier list. Shermie’s skill set is better for PvP fights. Her S1 and S2 are ranged stun attacks. The S1 attack extends enemy’s skill cooldown if it lands, and the S3 ability is a kick granting her super armor. Moreover, Shermie’s all cooldowns average at 10.5 seconds. If you like playing PvP fights every now and then, Shermie is a must-have player on your team.
Orochi Leona 97
Once again, if you are looking for a fighter in our King of fighters all star tier list who can destroy competition in PvP, then Orochi Leona 97 is an excellent pick. She comes with balanced attack and defense stats and can land infinite combos if you use the right cooldown cards. Leona is a devastating fighter in PvP. Her S1 ability offers super armor and also acts as an attack agent by launching enemies in the air. You get a shock ball every time you use Leona’s S2 ability. It deals shock damage and moves in front of her. Her S3 skill is nothing short of surprise, as it offers increased critical hit chance for five seconds, and the cooldown is also less. She does not freeze opponents as Shermie does, but her shock ability is quite helpful in pushing enemies away from you if you are cornered against a wall.
This A-tier version of Krizalid comes from King of Fighters 99. Most of the fighters in this tier list are better for PvP fights, and Kirzalid is also one of them. His S3 offers super armor and is a grab attack. While playing PvP, if you trigger S3 up close to an enemy, there is no chance of escape or block. His S2 attack will disable rolling for the enemy, and the S1 skill launches the enemy in the air to land more combos. The impressive passive stat of Krizalid is when his health drops below 40%. He receives skill resets and becomes powerful. This is why we think Krizalid is better suited for PvP fights only.
This version of Igniz comes from KoF 01, and he excels in both PvP and PvE battles. He offers range attacks and shock damage and is an excellent asset if you want to play from a distance or up close and personal. His S1 grants super armor whenever he is close to an opponent, and the S2 disables the enemy’s skill. Igniz’s S3 ability triggers a giant ball to appear and inflicts shock damage. If you have fighters from the NESTS team, Igniz can buff them with a 40% attack and 10% critical rate chance. He is the only fighter in our A-tier list that we think sits well in PvP and PvE fights.
Orochi Zero 01
Like the most fighters in our A-tier list, Orochi Zero is another remarkable fighter for PvP encounters. He is also a fantastic pick for Time Attack and Epic Quests because of his ranged skill attacks. Zero’s S2 attack is unblockable and gets reset whenever S3 is used in the fight. Other than resetting S2, the S3 ability of Zero grants him super armor and damage immunity. His animations are slow, but he packs powerful attacks if they land. This is why we think Zero is great for PvP scenarios.
Ash Crimson 03
In our King of fighters all star tier list, Ash Crimson character deserves special attention because this fighter offer plethora of passive abilities in fights. Whenever an opponent lands a burn, poison or bleed status effect attack on Ash, he gets bonus armor for five seconds and a damage boost from his defense stats for ten seconds. He could be a great resource in a team if your opponent is overpowered. Other than being a remarkable PvP fighter, Ash is an excellent option for League defense because his S1 recharges quickly and offers damage immunity.
Jin classic is a crossover fighter who is unparalleled in PvP if you corner your opponent to the wall. He can land infinite combos, and his S2 stuns enemies – all the more reasons to push an opponent against the wall. Jin’s S1 offers super armor, and S3 launches enemies in the air to chain more combo attacks. Players who have Jin available will notice to have received a free card, which shines his abilities in PvE and PvP. The only downside we think Jin Classic has is that opponents can block his stun attack, rendering the skill less useful than intended.
Paul’s fighting style is centered for PvP encounters. His S1 skill becomes available whenever he is hit, and it grants Paul super armor for one second. His S1 is good enough to block or interrupt chain combos. Paul’s S2 ability deals heavy damage, and his S3 is unblockable. Other than his core abilities, his self-healing passive ability kicks in whenever Paul gets petrify, frozen, and bleed status effects. We think his ability to stun an enemy after landing a critical hit is overpowered. However, it is also the reason we ranked him on our A-tier list. We could have put him on the S-tier list, but since Paul Pheonix was a part of the Tekken crossover event only, you cannot get your hands on it after the collaboration ends.
Haohmaru is another brilliant fighter who joined KoF All Star roster during the Samurai Showdown 4 crossover event. As a red affinity attack type fighter, he can increase all fighter’s attacks by 55% by using his leader skill. The brilliant attribute about his all three skills is not only they land pure raw damage on enemies but they also offer status effects. His S1 hits like a truck and deals the highest damage while offering super armor and damage immunity for 3s. His S2 is exclusively designed for PvP as it stops an enemy from activating buffs from active skills for 3s. Haohmaru’s S3 and striker skill deals bleed damage. There is no reason left not to pick this fighter for PvP battles, and he, for sure, has the potential to destroy a complete team.
Lady Chang is extremely helpful when it comes to offering attack buffs to female fighters of the team. She is one of the few fighters in our King of fighters all star tier list who enhances attack power of female fighters. For a 10% health penalty, she lends 60% extra attack damage to the team’s female characters. Lady Chang does not endure stun damage whatsoever, and she is immune to stun attacks. On the contrary, all of Lady Chang’s skill attacks offer stun damage on opponents. Her S2 becomes available to use whenever she is attacked in the fights. Lady Chang is a balanced fighter and can outsmart opponents in PvE and PvP. However, we think that her S2 skill animation takes a little longer than usual to execute, and it can be a bad omen while playing PvP.
Orochi Iori 97
This A-tier variant of Iori comes from KoF 97, and let us tell you one thing straight, his attacks hit like a truck. He is an excellent pick for dealing an enormous amount of damage in PvE fights. He becomes enraged by sacrificing 10% on defense while increasing 60% attack in the process. The cherry on top is that all of Iori’s skills reset on single skill usage. It makes him overpowered for both PvE and PvP. Before the recent update, Iori did not have super armor. Many players shied away from picking this character for PvP. However, things changed for Iori after the update. With the addition of super armor, he is now a better fighter and does better in Time Attack and Epic Quest.
This A-tier fighter became available after the Tekken crossover event. Ling’s abilities grants fighters a short burst of healing if they land on an enemy. Her S1 offers super armor, S2 can stun opponents, and Ling’s S3 disables enemies from rolling. She is a great attacker and can land infinite combos if the opponent is cornered to the wall.
Like in many KoFs games, Clerk specializes in grab attacks, and his skillsets are pretty similar in KoF All Star as well. His S1 ability grants three-second damage immunity and super armor, which is useful for countering or approaching the opponents. Clark’s S2 is an unblockable grab attack, and triggering S3 skill allows him to fire a long-range sniper round. Clark is a free-to-play character in the game. He can be unlocked by playing Sentai Rangers events that become available every month. Other than his attacks, we think the free access to play with this fighter is too generous, and this is why we think he deserves a spot on our A-tier list.
Nests Kyo XIII
Fire yielding fighters are quite rare in our King of fighters all star tier list. Nests Kyo is one such character who has a lot of fire attacks in his arsenal, and he is the best pick for anyone who wants to deal maximum burn damage in PvE and PvP. One of his ranged attacks launches the enemy in the air and hits the ground dealing double damage in a single skill usage. Kyo’s core attack impacts the defense characteristic of the opponents and significantly reduces their defense points. For this reason alone, we think he is terrific at crowd control.
This B-tier variant of King is from KoF 94, and she is a great fighter and a better support character for the team. Her S1 and S2 both are kick attacks and deal nearly the same amount of damage. As a lone fighter, King’s S3 offers stun which can be used first to land an infinite combo on the opponent. As a support teammate, she offers -2s cooldown through striker link with Mai 94. King also pairs well with Joe Higashi 97 and offers -1.5s cooldown if the latter is the team leader. Overall, her stun abilities and strong kick attacks are enough of a reason for us to put her first in our B-tier list.
Kyo Kusanagi 95
Kyo 95 is another great addition to our B-tier list. As a blue affinity fighter, his leader skill offers 50% bonus attack for blue element fighters of your team. We think he is the only character in our B-tier list, which is an excellent pick for Time Attack. His attacks have explosive animations dealing raw damage. Kyo’s S1, S2, and S3 deal equivalent amount of damage. However, his S3 increases attack damage by 11.6% for 7s. The striker skill is the only weak point we could find on Kyo 99, and for this reason, he did not make into our A-tier list.
Mai 95 is probably the best offensive character in our entire B-tier list. Her universal leader skill offers 25% attack per hp boost on many of her attack types. She can also do infinite combos if her abilities are executed and timed perfectly. Her S1 is the strongest of the three as not only it deals pure raw damage but also lands 18% burn damage to the target every 1s for a 7s duration. This is why we think she can replace many characters from the A-tier list if you know how to play right with this fighter.
We would have placed Orochi Chris 97 in our D-tier list if the recent update had not overhauled his skillsets. Like Kyo, Orochi Chris also deals burn damage on opponents, although not strong enough as Kyo but still a solid pick for PvE and PvP encounters. His attack and defense stats are balanced, but he does not offer anything extraordinary as a team player. O Chris’s S3 ability disables the enemy from rolling, which is excellent to chain combos. His S1 and S2 have short-range and are unblockable attacks. He could have become a better fighter after the recent update, but that is everything he has got for now.
Orochi Yashiro 97
Orochi Yashiro packs a macho appearance, but he lacks brute force. He has above-average defense stats and offers health regeneration over time. Sadly, as an attacker, he is quite a weak fighter and does not deal enough damage. The only way to land more damage on enemies is to trigger the S1 skill and draw extra attack power by sacrificing defense points. This may look like an advantage but actually is a waste of S1 ability. O Yashiro’s S2 is a close-range unblockable grab, while his S3 offers a super armor grab ability. His PvE performance is average, but in PvP, he can be destroyed easily by strong foes. This is why we think O Yashiro belongs in our B-tier list.
As a red affinity fighter, K’99 grants his leader skill to other red affinity players of the team. He is good at Time Attack, but while fighting in PvE and PvP encounters, he tends to miss on combos because of bugs. Even the recent update brought slight changes to the fighter; still, there is more room for improvement for K’99. Other than that, he is a great fighter and could become a solid attacker if all the animation-related bugs are fixed in future updates. That is why as of now, he sits on our B-tier list.
Zero Clone 00
Zero Clone is yet again another flawed fighter mainly because of his low attack damage attributes. He can be unlocked using Team Chain Quest, but bear in mind that he is suitable for defense only and seriously lacks damage-dealing attacks. Zero Clone can be used as a support player in PvP encounters and Arena or League matches. We placed him on our B-tier list because his health recovery kicks in whenever HP falls below 30%. Otherwise, there are other fighters worth picking.
Ling School Girl
There are many active and passive abilities of Ling School Girl that can turn the tide in PvP and PvE fights, but we placed her in our B-tier list even then. For starters, like many other fighters in this tier list, she, too, offers a slight advantage in PvP because of her meager attack damage stats. The only way to deal damage while playing with Ling is to rely on abilities that draw attack power from other stats of the fighter. For example, she offers 60% attack damage if other fighters in the team have over 65% hp. She packs super armor and gives healing to teammates, and this is why we think Ling is better suited for defense playstyle as opposed to attacking one.
False Advent Orochi
Probably the only fighter in our B-tier list who deserves an upgrade to A-tier but is held back by lack of variety in attack patterns. Even though his attacks land a good amount of damage, most of the attacks are repetitive and dull. Fake Orochi has petrified as a passive skillset and can break enemy chain attacks. He gets super armor on S1, and it can also reflect projectiles as well. In our King of fighters all star tier list, false advent Orochi looks similar to Orochi 97, but even then, he failed to impress us due to lack of variety in attacks.
Yuri in Wonderland
Yuri in Wonderland grants 60% bonus attack damage to other defense-type teammates by sacrificing her own hp by 10%. Her S1 freezes enemies for 2s, and S2 deals the greatest damage of all three skills with the addition of Increasing one stat (attack or defense) by 26% for 7s. Her S3 and striker skills are the two downsides of this fighter – they offer little in fights and are nearly useless.
Whip 99 shares similar traits as Rabbit Yuri. She is a great addition if you are looking to build a team containing defensive fighters only. Her leader skill grants 60% extra attack damage to other defense-type fighters of the team. She provides buff at the cost of -10% defense points of her own.
As a red affinity defense fighter, Ryo 95 increases 50% HP of red elemental teammates when his leader skill is activated. He is not much of an attack fighter in the game. Instead, he can prove to be a good defense/support character if you utilize his skillsets properly. His S1 launches enemies in the air, while S2 hurls series of fast punches and is very effective in close combat. Ryo’s S3 is a kick attack, and it also offers 1.4% of max HP. His Striker skill can recover active team member’s HP by 12%. You can clearly see that all of his stats are not impressive at all. Even though, as a defensive fighter, Ryo’s healing abilities are seriously underwhelming.
Mature 96 is a defense fighter with green elemental affinity. Her leader skill buffs fighters’ attack by 25% and HP by 20%, and she also increases the overall power charge rate by 20% as well. Mature’s S1 and S2 slash attack land nearly the same amount of damage. The S3 ability launches enemies in the air and gives a 5% additional cooldown on skill if it lands. Her striker attack has the same animation as S3, but it deals bleed damage to the target for seven seconds. As a C-tier list fighter, we think she can be an asset while playing Epic Quest missions and PvE encounters.
This C-tier list fighter probably is the only one who offers high attack buffs. Shermie 97 can increase her attack power by 60% only if her HP is above 70%. Even though she seems a fairly good attack fighter on paper, the condition of a minimum 70% hp kills the replay value for the fighter. Her S1 deals the most severe damage of all three skillsets, and it also launches an enemy into the air. Shermie’s S2 attack is an air attack, while her S3 is a dash attack dealing nearly the same damage as S1 and recovering 1.4% of max HP in the process. Bad auto-locking is the only downside we found after playing with her, and that is why she sits on our C-tier list.
This C-tier variant of Brian comes from KoF 98 game. He is a yellow affinity fighter who can increase 15% attack and 35% HP of yellow elemental teammates with his leader skill. Brian’s S2 attack deals the most damage. His S1 is a quick dash attack, while his S3 is a leaping attack, and it offers super armor for 4 seconds if the attack lands. We think he could become a better fighter if his striker skill gets a complete overhaul through game updates. Right now, his striker skill decreases damage taken by 72% for 2 seconds from purple elementals only.
This C-tier variant of Kensous is from KoF 99 game. He offers a bonus of 25% attack damage and decreases 25% damage from Yellow elemental enemies through his leader skill. Kensou’s leaping punch S2 ability deals the highest damage. His S1 is a spinning kick attack with moderate damage, and S3 grants super armor, which is great for defense and approach tactics. The long cooldown on skills is the biggest disadvantage we think Kensou 99 has right now. However, this can be fixed if the character receives buffs in future updates.
Armor king rocks a humongous build which could have played better if he’d have been an attack fighter. Sadly, he is a defense character with red affinity in KoF All Star. Armor King’s leader skill increases 25% power charge rate and 45% bonus attack for all Tekken fighters in the team. His S2 grants him Super Armor for 3s whenever he uses a skill. Armor King’s S1 and S3 deals equivalent damage. However, the former increases attack equal to 30% of DEF for 7s, and the latter increases the active members’ Critical DMG by 30% for 7. All of the skills are great, but when we talk about his striker skill, it simply feels like a wasted opportunity – it deals one-third of S1 damage only.
Sentai Ralf is a red affinity defense type player in the game, and he pairs well with Clark. His leader skill grants a bonus of 15% attack power and 30% Hp but only if Clark is also in the team. All three of his skills land nearly the same damage. S1 gives damage immunity, and Ralf gains Super Armor for 3s as well. S2 and S3 land pure raw damage and do not offer any status effects. Like Armor King, we think Sentai Ralf is also another player whose Striker Skill needs more balancing – an update can do wonders.
There is nothing extraordinary about Swimsuit Kula, and had it not been for her freeze status effect, she’d have been sitting in our D-tier list. Her leader skill grants 50% attack damage to blue elemental fighters in the team. Her S1 and S2 deals the same amount of damage. The S3 skill shines Swimsuit Kula in PvE and PvP encounters. It deals greater damage than the first two skills and offers a 50% chance to deal Chill damage equal to 70% of ATK to the target or a 50% chance to freeze the target for 1.3s. Her striker skill deals chill damage equal to 21% of attack to the target every 2s for 7s.
This C-tier list variant of Andy is from KoF 98 game. He is a defense-type green elemental fighter who buffs 25% attack and gives 40% bleed damage to his green affinity members of the team. Andy’s S2 deals low but raw damage. His S1 deals bleed damage equal to 28% of attack to the foe for 10s. You can also stack this attack upto a maximum of three times.
Similarly, Andy’s S3 lands 32% of the attack on the enemy for 10s. Once again, he seriously lacks in the striker skill category. Right now, he can decrease all enemies’ bleed resistance by 55% for 10s only.
Ramon 00 loves grabbing, and most of his skills involve grab attacks which not only are unblockable but also land pretty good damage on enemies. He is a balanced type fighter with yellow elemental affinity. He increases the critical hit rate and damage by 11% and 65%, respectively, by using his leader skill. Ramon’s S1 and S2 offer armor damage which is something you don’t see in a C-tier list fighter. His clunky attack and movement animations are the reason we placed him on our C-tier list. Otherwise, he could make a decent B-tier grab fighter if developers make him a little faster.
Heidern is from KoF 94 game, and currently, the high skill cooldown and weak striker skill are the reason he sits in our D-tier list. On average, all of his skills have a 13s cooldown which is a big letdown considering many fighters having 10-11s cooldown on their S1, S2, and S3 abilities. Heidern’s leader skill is designed for balance type fighters only, and let us tell you one thing straight, not many players have balanced fighters as their favorites. This is why fighters like Heidern are not the most playable characters in the game. All three of his skills land raw damage and do not grant an additional buff to self or status effects on foes.
Chizuru is a yellow affinity defense fighter in the game, and her leader skill buffs 25% attack of yellow fighters and decreases damage taken by 20%. She is probably the only character in the game which has the most flawed striker skill. She reduces the active team members’ damage by 17.6% for 10 seconds. Basically, she negates your team’s attack power, which is devastating not only in PvE but also in PvP. Even the recent update did not fix her skill.
Takuma is an excellent character with high damage dealing S1. His leader skill and striker skill are the two reasons why we think he is not the most picked fighter in the game. First of all, his leader skill increases HP and active skill damage but only to the art of fighting characters. The problem is that there are not many of them in the game, and the chances of having an entire team containing the art of fighting type fighters is quite a rare sight as well. Secondly, his striker skill lands just 2% stun damage, which is relatively weak, and we think it’s a wasted opportunity.
Heavy D 94
Heavy D 94 is an attack fighter who can increase all fighters’ 17% critical rate through his leader skill. This is quite impressive, and his skill links well with teammates in PvE and PvP encounters. Still, he failed to impress us because he has underwhelming S1, S2, S3 abilities. He does not deal any status effect damage whatsoever. Additionally, he also has disappointing attack damage as well. We think this character could shine and see better days if developers fix him in future game updates.
His skillsets work very closely with Takuma 98, and his animations are also a bit faster than him. Even though Halloween Yashiro offers stun damage on his S3 and striker skill, he ranks below Takuma in our list because of the short stun duration. His S1 and S2 land pure attack damage. The S3 and striker skills stun enemies for 1.4s and 1.8s, which is just disappointing. This is why we think Halloween Yashiro belongs to our D-tier list.
Maxima rocks a giant-looking build, yet his attack types and damage stats failed to impress us. All three of his skills have raw damage only and do not grant any buffs whatsoever to you or your teammates. The worst part is that none of his skills pack a serious punch and all of them are pretty weak. Moreover, all three of Maxima’s abilities have high cooldowns, averaging 12s. The striker skill is useless of all. You can hardly win a PvE and PvP encounter while playing with Maxima in the game’s current state. From our entire King of fighters all star tier list, we highly advise you not to go for this character until the developers overhaul his skills.
Which one is the best fighter in the game?
There is no single fighter in our King of fighters all star tier list who ticks all boxes. Each fighter is unique and distinctive, and plays different in each mode. In any case, here is our take of the best fighters for the following modes.
For PvP: Orochi 97
For PvE: Jin Classic
Time Attack: Orochi Iori 97
Epic Quest: Orochi Zero 01
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