Super Saiyan Tier List: All Saiyan Forms [February 2024]

Our Super Saiyan Tier list entails all the powerful Saiyan characters in the anime & ranks them according to their power, performance & more.

Dragon Ball Series introduced us to Saiyans, an extremely powerful race capable of transforming themselves into a stronger version of themselves. A Saiyan Transforming is also called a Super Saiyan. As there are many forms of Super Saiyan, we are here today to rank all the Super Saiyan forms into a Super Saiyan Tier List.

Key Takeaways
  • A huge population in the world has either watched The Dragon Ball Anime Series either as a kid or is a fan of it even as an adult.
  • The Dragon Ball Series has many different transformations we have witnessed during its lifetime.
  • This Tier List contains all the transformations we have seen in the series, and they are ranked from S Tier to F Tier.
  • S Tier is the strongest transformation, while F Tier is the weakest.

Here’s a complete summary of the Super Saiyan Tier List ranking all the Saiyan Forms:

Super Saiyan Tier List Saiyan Forms Ranking Table
Tiers Saiyan Forms 
S-Tier Goku UI Omen, Super Saiyan, and Super Saiyan God
A-Tier Goku MUI and Super Saiyan Rose
B-Tier Oozaru, Super Saiyan Two, and Super Saiyan 4
C-Tier Super Saiyan Blue and Ultimate Gohan
D-Tier Super Saiyan Grade Three, Super Saiyan Grade Two, and Super Saiyan Blue Evolution
F-Tier Full Powered Super Saiyan Broly and Super Saiyan Three

Dragon Ball is an anime with astounding Transformations, violently rapid fights, and extreme explosions. Its snappy yet classic animation is a fan-favorite throughout the world. The series has many parts, Like the original Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z Kai, and the latest Dragon Ball Super.

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S-Tier

Super Saiyans S- Tier list

All S-tier characters we have listed in our Super Saiyan Tier list are absolute gods in Dragon Ball Z. They are the true definition of power that strikes fear in the hearts of their enemies. Their enormous amount of strength, fighting tactics, and battle moves are far superior to any other Saiyan we have on the list.

Super Saiyan God

Super Saiyan God was the subversion of our expectations. We thought that this time, like Super Saiyan 3, Goku would get even bigger and spikier hair or even more golden. Not only it, but we also thought we would get the tailback or at the very least, get the fur from Super Saiyan 4. But the form was not what we thought, not the slightest bit. 

More importantly, a new level of power came with the Super Saiyan God. In simple terms, it’s a gateway to becoming the strongest in the Dragon Ball Universe. Moreover, the color palette on the form is also very appreciable. The red hair and eye color were fan favorites to many. Therefore, we believe the form deserves to be on the S-Tier.

Super Saiyan

The Super Saiyan is the first and crucial transformation, paving the way for ten others. Any Saiyan can achieve it with sufficient S-Cells, boosted by a kind spirit or increasing fighting power.

Placing the Super Saiyan below S-tier diminishes its significance. The anticipation, questions about Goku or Vegeta, and its ability to defeat Frieza created immense fan hype, all met with the form exceeding expectations.

Goku UI Omen

Like the Super Saiyan God, the Goku UI Omen is another form of Super Saiyan and therefore ends up on our Super Saiyan Tier List. The Goku UI Omen has a very long, invaluable, one-hour episode. Goku UI Omen deserved every bit of it. It is just a transformation that breaks all limits and is on a different level than all other forms ever introduced in Anime.

Moreover, anime flawlessly introduced the UI Omen form, and it was perfect. In the second half of the episode, Goku UI Omen breaks all limits, doing all the hard work and, more importantly, building the expectations of Whis. What This had previously expected from Goku and Vegeta is finally coming to fruition. Therefore, it deserves a solid S.

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A-Tier

Super Saiyans A- Tier list

All the super Saiyans we have listed in the A-tier are second to none. They are not as overwhelmingly strong as the S-tier ones we have listed above. However, make no mistake as A-tier Saiyans sometimes have the potential to outperform even the best ones. 

Super Saiyan Rose

The Reason Super Saiyan Rose finds itself on our Super Saiyan Tier List is because it has been stated multiple times that it is a Super Saiyan form of Goku Black. Goku Black mixes God Ki to achieve the Rose transformation in this form.

The God Ki, which Rose form utilizes, is taken from Zamasu, resulting in its own name, Zamasu God Ki. So, just like Super Saiyan Blue, where Goku uses his God Ki and combines it with Super Saiyan, Goku Black finds himself in the same situation. Therefore, this form clearly deserves an A.

Goku MUI

Goku MUI is a silver-toned downgrade of Goku UI Omen. Possessing a godlike status and divine ki, Hearts in Dragon Ball Heroes recognizes Goku’s “might of the gods” in both Ultra Instinct Sign and Perfected Ultra Instinct forms.

During the Moro fight, Goku’s Ultra Instinct required immense almighty energy to sustain, emphasizing its divine nature. In the manga, Goku utilizes telekinesis, akin to God Bind, as a strategic element. Achieving MUI involves maintaining control over his impulses while facing a weakened Jiren, allowing Goku to outsmart and overpower him until Jiren reaches full strength.

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B-Tier

Super Saiyans B- Tier list

The B-Tier forms that we have listed in the Super Saiyan tier list are also the most powerful versions Dragon Ball Z characters have achieved. However, these forms are let down by a few drawbacks, so we have ranked them in the B-tier category.

Super Saiyan 4

Super Saiyan 4 gets a solid B-Tier spot only because it has some issues. At first, it was a serious and rare form used in tough situations. But in Dragon Ball GT, Gogeta’s funny use of it and how often it happens take away its coolness.

There are also design problems, like a furry torso and changing clothes. It’s not as simple as Super Saiyan Blue. These weird things make it a B-tier saiyan. When it was first shown, Goku tapped into Golden Oozaru’s power, made it his own, and toned it down. 

Super Saiyan 2

The only reason this form deserves a B tier is because of Gohan. No one could have made the form so interesting other than Gohan himself. The circumstances led to the buildup of sheer apprehension and hype, and the way it was introduced was just perfect.

But, other than that, Super Saiyan 2 lost its value after Gohan. The form became so common that literally, every Saiyan had it; Kaaba, Vegeta, and Goku are, to name a few. The form became the new Super Saiyan because everyone had it. It greatly degraded it; therefore, the form is in B Tier on our List.

Oozaru

Ooozaru is one of the initial transformations in the series and deserves a spot on our list. It takes the responsibility of killing Grandpa Gohan. Goku also used it to free his friends from the eminently dangerous foe, Emperor Pilaf.

Oozaru was the first transformation of the series, and it is also implied that Akira Toriyama, writer of Dragon Ball, planned to give Goku more oozaru-ish powers shortly. 

It made the oozaru form very important to Goku’s fundamentals of power and established the foundation of Goku being what he is, the strongest character of the series. Because of this, we think that the oozaru form deserves to be placed in the B tier.

C-Tier

Super Saiyans C- Tier list

All the C-tier Super Saiyan tier list forms are underwhelming and can easily be considered near the average forms that we have listed above.

Ultimate Gohan

Ultimate is an interesting form. This is because the Ultimate transformation is not “earned” in any way, like the typical Super Saiyan, achieved by my intensive training. Ultimate is more of a form that is “Given” or bestowed upon if you will.

In Dragon Ball Super, it was clarified that Gohan has to “maintain” his ultimate form rather than simply having the Super Saiyan form, which makes the form unique among our Tier List. But it was simply “given” to Gohan for him to defeat Majin Buu, which is very uneventful.

Therefore, we think it befits C-tier. Still, Ultimate Gohan would have gotten to D, but it was saved for several reasons. One of the main ones was that Gohan did use it in the Tournament of Power.  

Super Saiyan Blue

Super Saiyan Blue, or the “Super Saiyan Blue hair dye,” came in Dragon Ball Super, but it didn’t wow us, earning a plain C-tier. 

The main reason it’s at a C-tier is because it goes against what the Battle of Gods arc set up. Goku as a Super Saiyan God was perfect, according to Akira Toriyama, the writer. He didn’t want extra variations, but the animation studio did it anyway. It’s not a D because the introduction, with the quick appearance of blue shades during Goku and Vegeta’s punches, was cool.

Therefore, we rank the Super Saiyan Blue form at the C Tier.

D-Tier

Super Saiyans D- Tier list

The D-tier Saiyans we have ranked below for the Super Saiyan tier list are not the best versions of Saiyan forms or characters you can find in Dragon Ball Z manga. These may look powerful and radiate with energy, but these forms are heavily underwhelming.

Super Saiyan Blue Evolution

The introduction of this form has been cliched many times in the whole series itself. Every time Vegeta gets hurt, he thinks about all the people he cares about, his family, and his Saiyan pride, which makes him magically stronger.

We have had the same introduction of any Vegeta form since the beginning, and fans were disappointed after seeing it again in Dragon Ball Super. Apart from the bad introduction, the form serves little to no purpose other than keeping up with the Goku Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken.

The form does not fall into the F tier because it beat God of Destruction Toppo. Therefore, we think this form deserves a D, no more and no less.

Super Saiyan Grade Two

The Super Saiyan Grade Two is slightly better than Grade Three; however, that does not make it so that it goes any above D. It still deserves a D tier. There are two main reasons: the grade forms weren’t interesting and the second was that they stopped being used after a while in the Anime.

It’s a step towards not understanding that bigger doesn’t mean better. It is precisely why forms like Super Saiyan three also never took off. The bigger, the better way was never something adored by the fans.

Moreover, Dragon Ball showed all the flaws of the form itself, indicating that it can never be a successful form and is here just momentarily. Therefore, it’s a solid D.

Super Saiyan Grade 3

Super Saiyan Grade 3, a variant of the original form, prioritizes power over speed and agility. Despite its focus on strength, it’s one of the weaker and less popular Super Saiyan transformations, landing it in the D-Tier.

An interesting use came from Future Trunks in Dragon Ball Super. He used it to make Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta think he was making a mistake, showcasing the form’s nature of misleading others. This aspect alone earns it a spot in the D-Tier.

F-Tier

Super Saiyans F- Tier list

All the F-tier Super Saiyans are as bad as the D-tier. These are not only bad in terms of power but design aesthetics as well.  

Super Saiyan Three

Super Saiyan Three is an easy F, and we have our reasons. Only two people are ever shown to have ever obtained this form, Goku and Gotenks, and neither of them was shown to have obtained it the first time. It was only shown when both characters had already achieved the form.

Additionally, the form also has many issues, its design’s most important. The design is so bad that they lose their eyebrows, which looks weird. Moreover, they also gain a lot of golden hair, which adds to the extremely bad eyebrows and hairline.

Full Powered Super Saiyan Broly

Simply put, the Full Powered Super Saiyan Broly is in the F Tier due to a lack of “Emphasis.” In the Broly movie, Broly’s other two Super Saiyan forms are widely more focused on, which makes it way more interesting than Full Powered Super Saiyan Broly could be.

It’s easily the worst form on our SS Tier List. Therefore, the form couldn’t get any worse and is a straight-up F.

Super Saiyan Tier List Criteria

As long-time fans of Dragon Ball Z manga, anime, and series of various video game adaptations, we have a rich knowledge of all Super Saiyan forms introduced so far. We also took the liberty to research the forums and the fan base’s opinions. After combining both elements, we were able to curate the tier list as listed above, which is open for further discussion but closed for criticism. 

We at eXputer have a dedicated team who are well versed in pop culture and love to research before producing quality and unbiased tier lists. That is why you can always read and rely on the tier lists we draft, and we make every effort to make the content close to the source material.

So that sums up our Dragon Ball Super Saiyan Tier List, if you think we misplaced some form, then we need to let you know this ranking is based on popularity and fan rating polls. Moreover, the ranking is NOT based on power levels. We want your opinion on the list, so make sure to drop a comment below.

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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