Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians – A guide to the best creatures and a full tier list

There are well over a hundred creatures to recruit and evolve in Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians, but some are more deserving than others. If you’ve already started playing the game you’ll no doubt be across the basics of leveling …

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There are well over a hundred creatures to recruit and evolve in Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians, but some are more deserving than others.

If you’ve already started playing the game you’ll no doubt be across the basics of leveling your creatures up, evolving them, increasing their rank, and equipping them with glyphs. You’ve also thought about how to create a balanced team by putting complementary skills and elemental affinities together.

But what you haven’t had so far is an easy, reliable way to compare creatures. Without this, you need to put in the research if you want to avoid investing effort and resources in the wrong creatures. After all, Seals and glyphs don’t grow on trees (that we know of).

That’s why we’ve painstakingly compiled this tier list, a comprehensive resource that lets you assess the strengths and weaknesses of each creature at a glance.  

What’s a tier list anyway?

Whether or not Elemental Guardians is the first RPG you’ve really got your teeth into, you’ve almost certainly come across the term “tier list” at some point — particularly if you’re a mobile gamer.

A tier list is the quickest and clearest way to make comparisons between different characters. Yes, the creatures in Elemental Guardians are complex beasts, with various roles, elemental affinities, skills, and other properties. They each interact with other creatures in different ways, which makes them impossible to sum up in a single line.

But nevertheless our tier list can give you an idea of which creatures are best in the widest range of circumstances after accounting for their unique characteristics.

Every tier list is to some extent subjective, in that a player may find they get more out of a character than the tier lists suggests they should, or struggle with a character that’s supposedly great. Everyone is different. However, we’ve done our best to be as scientific and objective as possible by crowdsourcing our input from numerous Elemental Guardians players on YouTube, Reddit, and message boards.

Understanding the tier list

The tier list basically organises creatures into four different tiers according to their usefulness.

  • S-tier creatures are the best, if not better. If you have a creature in this tier you can evolve it, and spend your most valuable glyphs on it, safe in the knowledge that your investment will bear fruit. Deadly fruit.
  • A-tier creatures are very good, and they’re generally worth evolving and investing your energies in. However, unlike S-tier creatures, their effectiveness is to a reasonable extent dictated by how suited they are to the teams around them and the game modes you use them in.
  • B-tier creatures can be useful in certain context. For example, you might use a B-tier creature if it has a particular skill that no other, better creature has. It’s a stopgap, till you have a chance to put something better in place.
  • C-tier creatures are generally inferior to the available alternatives. If you have a C-tier creature with at 2 stars, you shouldn’t hesitate to use it as fuel for other, better creatures. That’s the circle of life.

There are no 1-star creatures on our tier list, and with good reason. According to the Elemental Guardians community, a 1-star creature simply isn’t worth the time and effort involved in attempting to bring it up to a decent standard. They’re only good for fuel.

Of course, any creature — even a 1-star — can be ranked up to 5 with enough time and effort. Star ratings are not static. The ratings shown on the tier list refer to a creature’s nat — i.e. natural — form. A nat 3 creature is one that had three stars at the moment it was acquired.  

There are many different ways to organise a list. We chose to do it alphabetically, so that you can easily find the creature you’re looking for, along with its star ranking, element, and class.

Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians tier list

S Tier

  • Adamant Justicar: 4 stars, Earth, Support
  • Adamant Shogun: 4 stars, Earth, Attacker
  • Ardent Hierophant: 4 stars, Fire, Support
  • Blazing Faceless: 4 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Exalted Hierophant: 4 stars, Air, Support
  • Forest Hexxer: 4 stars, Air, Support
  • Freezing Basilisk: 2 stars, Water, Attacker
  • Sapphire Dragon: 4 stars, Saboteur
  • Serene Hierophant: 4 stars, Water, Support
  • Serene Priestess: 3 stars, Water, Support
  • Tempest Hexxer: 4 stars, Air, Support
  • Thunder Asura: 4 stars, Air, Saboteur

A Tier

  • Alabaster Dragon: 4 stars, Air, attacker
  • Chilling Lord: 4 stars, Water, Saboteur
  • Crypt Lord: 4 stars, Earth, Saboteur
  • Darkfire Lord: 4 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Ember Treant: 3 stars, Fire, Defender
  • Emerald Faceless: 4 stars, Earth, Support
  • Exalted Paladin: 3 stars, Air, Support
  • Exalted Priestess: 3 stars, Air, Support
  • Fire Titan: 4 stars, Fire, Defender
  • Flaming Asura: 4 stars, Fire, Attacker
  • Flaming Druis: 3 stars, Fire, Support
  • Flaming Hexxer: 4 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Flaming Muse: 3 stars, Fire, Support
  • Flaming Simurgh: 3 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Freezing Hexxer: 4 stars, Water, Support
  • Freezing Masaru: 3 stars, Water, Defender
  • Freezing Rakshasa Raja: 4 stars, Water, Attacker
  • Frost Shogun: 4 stars, Water, Saboteur
  • Frost Simurgh: 2 stars, Water, Saboteur
  • Frost Titan: 4 stars, Water, Defender
  • Granite Death Knight: 4 stars, Earth, Defender
  • Icy Kitsune: 3 stars, Water, Support
  • Ice Knight: 2 stars, Water, Defender
  • Lightning Basilisk: 2 stars, Air, Attacker
  • Lightning Death Knight: 4 stars, Airm Defender
  • Lightning Scorpicore: 3 stars, Air, Saboteur
  • Lightning Unicorn: 2 stars, Air, Support
  • Mountain Einherjar: 4 stars, Earth, Defender
  • Mountain Scorpicore: 3 stars, Earth, Saboteur
  • Rustling Treant: 3 stars, Air, Saboteur
  • Storm Rakshasa Raja: 4 stars, Air, Attacker
  • Thunder Deathlord: 4 stars, Air, Saboteur
  • Thunder Samurai: 3 stars, Air, Attacker
  • Venom Deathlord: 4 stars, Earth, Saboteur
  • Vine Dancer: 3 stars, Earth, Saboteur
  • Winter Asura: 4 stars, Water, Attacker
  • Winter Treant: 3 stars, Water, Defender

B Tier

  • Adamant Hierophant: 4 stars, Earth, Support
  • Adamant Priestess: 3 stars, Earth, Support
  • Adamant Titan: 4 stars, Earth, Defender
  • Ardent Justicar: 4 stars, Fire, Support
  • Ardent Paladin: 3 stars, Fire, Defender
  • Ardent Priestess: 3 stars, Fire, Support
  • Blazing Assassin: 2 stars, Fire, Attacker
  • Blazing Lilim: 3 stars, Fire, Attacker
  • Blazing Queen: 2 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Blazing Rakshasa Raja: 4 stars, Fire, Attacker
  • Blizzard Dancer: 3 stars, Water, Attacker
  • Breeze Familiar: 2 stars, Air, Attacker
  • Burning Ravager: 3 stars, Fire, Defender
  • Chilling Spectre: 2 stars, Water, Saboteur
  • Crypt Spectre: 2 stars, Earth, Saboteur
  • Darkfire Spectre: 2 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Earth Asura: 4 stars, Earth, Saboteur
  • Earth Muse: 2 stars, Earth, Support
  • Emerald Dragon: 4 stars, Earth, Defender
  • Ethereal Djinn: 2 stars, Air, Support
  • Ethereal Lord: 4 stars, Air, Defender
  • Ethereal Masaru: 3 stars, Air, Defender
  • Exalted Justicar: 4 stars, Air, Defender
  • Fiery Death Knight: 4 stars, Fire, Defender
  • Fire Crusher: 3 stars, Fire, Defender
  • Fire Deathlord: 4 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Fire Dragonfly: 2 stars, Fire, Attacker
  • Fire Scorpicore: 3 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Fire Sorceress: 3 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Fire Sphinx: 2 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Flame Dancer: 3 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Flame Fury: 2 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Flaming Basilisk: 2 stars, Fire, Attacker
  • Flaming Djinn: 2 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Flaming Familiar: 2 stars, Fire, Saboteur
  • Flaming Kitsune: 3 stars, Fire, Support
  • Flaming Masaru: 3 stars, Fire, Defender
  • Flaming Patriarch: 3 stars, Fire, Support
  • Flaming Samurai: 3 stars, Fire, Attacker
  • Flaming Shogun: 4 stars, Fire, Attacker
  • Flaming Unicorn: 3 stars, Fire, Support
  • Forest Cyclops: 3 stars, Earth, Defender
  • Forest Djinn: 2 stars, Earth, Saboteur
  • Forest Druid: 3 stars, Earth, Support
  • Forest Masaru: 3 stars, Earth, Defender
  • Forest Queen: 3 stars, Earth, Support
  • Forest Treant: 3 stars, Earth, Defender
  • Forest Unicorn: 2 stars, Earth, Support
  • Freezing Samurai: 3 stars, Water, Support
  • Frost Djinn: 2 stars, Water, Support
  • Frost Golem: 2 stars, Water, Defender
  • Frost Ravager: 3 stars, Water, Defender
  • Howling Spectre: 2 stars, Air, Saboteur
  • Hulking Basilisk: 2 stars, Earth, Attacker
  • Icecave Minotaur: 3 stars, Water, Defender
  • Ice Crusher: 3 stars, Water, Defender
  • Ice Lilim: 3 stars, Water, Attacker
  • Icy Dragonfly: 2 stars, Water, Attacker
  • Icy Gargoyle: 2 stars, Water, Saboteur
  • Icy Scorpicore: 3 stars, Water, Saboteur
  • Icy Silverback: 2 stars, Water, Attacker
  • Lava Golem: 3 stars, Fire, Defender
  • Lightning Assassin: 2 stars, Air, Saboteur
  • Mountain Assassin: 2 stars, Earth, Attacker
  • Mountain Rakshasa Raja: 4 stars, Earth, Attacker
  • Oceanic Cyclops: 3 stars, Water, Defender
  • River Familiar: 2 stars, Water, Saboteur
  • Ruby Dragon: 4 stars, Fire, Attacker
  • Serene Justicar: 4 stars, Water, Support
  • Serene Paladin: 3 stars, Water, Defender
  • Silver Gargoyle: 3 stars, Air, Saboteur
  • Silver Shogun: 4 stars, Air, Attacker
  • Stone Gargoyle: 2 stars, Earth, Saboteur
  • Storm Dancer: 3 stars, Air, Attacker
  • Storm Druid: 3 stars, Air, Support
  • Storm Einherjar: 4 stars, Air, Defender
  • Storm Kitsune: 3 stars, Air, Support
  • Storm Queen: 2 stars, Air, Saboteur
  • Storm Ravager: 3 stars, Air, Defender
  • Storm Titan: 4 stars, Air, Defender
  • Tempest Faceless: 4 stars, Air, Support
  • Tempest Golem: 2 stars, Air, Defender
  • Tempest Lilim: 3 stars, Air, Attacker
  • Thunder Crusher: 3 stars, Air, Defender
  • Thunder Cyclops: 3 stars, Air, Defender
  • Thunder Dragonfly: 3 stars, Air, Attacker
  • Thunder Ninja: 3 stars, Air, Saboteur
  • Thunder Stalker: 2 stars, Air, Saboteur
  • Vital Kitsune: 3 stars, Earth, Support
  • Volcanic Minotaur: 3 stars, Fire, Defender
  • Water Muse: 2 stars, Water, Support
  • Winter Druid: 3 stars, Water, Support
  • Winter Einherjar: 4 stars, Water, Attacker
  • Winter Faceless: 4 stars, Water, Saboteur
  • Winter Guard: 2 stars, Water, Defender
  • Winter Sorceress: 2 stars, Water, Attacker

C Tier

The C tier contains every creature with 2 stars or more that doesn’t appear in any of the other tiers. That means there can be — and are — 3- and 4-star characters in this tier, as strange as that may seem. Freezing Death Knight and Lava Einherjar are two examples.

And one final piece of advice.

Remember that every creature in Elemental Guardians can be evolved into at least one extra form, and sometimes two. The best creatures are the ones that have been evolved, so it’s always worth checking a creature’s evolved forms as long as it’s 2-star or greater when you acquire it. You may have an S-tier character without realising it.

The S-tier Freezing Basilisk, for example, starts its life as a 2-star Basilisk of the water element. It would be easy to overlook this fairly unremarkable creature in your inventory, but if you have one you should make your way to the Dragonmist Islands without delay and farm the evolution materials you need to turn your 2-star squib into an elite killing machine.

We’ve also run a Beginners Guide and tips on Guilds & PvP for Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians too. Try these tips out for yourself by downloading the game on Google Play and the App Store now.

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