Melty Blood: Type Lumina Tier List – Characters Ranked

Not sure which character to play as in Melty Blood: Type Lumina? Well, our Melty Blood: Type Lumina tier list is here to help you. In this guide, we rank all of the characters based on their performance in this hit fighting …

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Not sure which character to play as in Melty Blood: Type Lumina? Well, our Melty Blood: Type Lumina tier list is here to help you. In this guide, we rank all of the characters based on their performance in this hit fighting game so that you no longer waste time on rubbish characters, and select only those that will kick butt. We’ll keep it updated alongside new character introductions and balance patches too, so we recommend bookmarking this page and checking back often.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina is the latest in the long-running 2D fighting game series. It’s based on the TYPE-MOON visual romance novel, Tsukihime, and sees you take on the roles of various familiar characters as they battle each other. You’ll experience a continuation of the story laid out in the visual novel, and get to know the characters in way more depth. So, if you’re a fan of the novel as well as fighting games, you’ll love this.

You can learn more about it, as well as grab it, from Steam – and we’ve included a link at the top of this page to grab it from there too. If you’re a fan of fighting games, we’ve got plenty more where that came from. Check out our MCOC tier list, Multiversus tier list, and SFV tier list.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina Tier List

Last checked for new characters and balance patches on November 22.

Tiers Explained

Before we move onto the tier list though, we thought we’d quickly explain what our tiers mean:

  • S Tier: These are the best characters currently available in the game, and you should definitely aim to add them to your party. They should also be the first choice to level up and gain access to equipment.
  • A Tier: These characters are perfect for filling gaps in a party – particularly when you haven’t unlocked enough S tiers, or there aren’t enough S tiers to fill a party in the first place. You should investigate these characters and see which one will counter your party’s weakness.
  • B Tier: Characters in this tier can really help during the early phases of the game, when you haven’t unlocked many characters, but they fade later on. Definitely use them when you lack S and A characters, but swap them out as much as possible.
  • C Tier: The only real difference between C and D tier is that C tier characters can occasionally have niche uses. They may be great at a particular game mode, or be exceptionally powerful early on. A late-game party shouldn’t have any though.
  • D Tier: We don’t recommend using these characters under any circumstance, unless you absolutely have to because you have nothing else. They underperform at all stages of the game, and in all game modes.

Below, we’ll rank all of the Melty Blood: Type Lumina characters from S tier to D tier.

S Tier

These are the absolute best characters in the game, and you should select and master them if you want to win.

  • Ciel
  • Kohaku
  • Noel
  • Red Arcueid

A Tier

Solid characters in their own right, and you can perform very well with them when mastered.

  • Kouka Kishima
  • Michael Roa Valdamjong
  • Saber

B Tier

Decent characters that lack in certain areas. Mastery of these characters can net good results, but you will start to notice you start to struggle against more powerful characters.

  • Akiha Tohno
  • Shiki Tohno

C Tier

These characters are good in niche situations, but are otherwise underpowered compared to others in this list.

  • Miyako Ariyama
  • Vlov Arkhangel

D Tier

You should try to avoid ever picking these characters.

  • Arcueid Brunestud
  • Hisui
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Ushiwakamaru

And that will do it for this guide. Make sure to grab it via the links at the top of this page, check out our other guides linked in the third paragraph, and bookmark this page and check back daily for more solutions.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina Tier List FAQ

Now we’ll answer a bunch of questions you may have about Melty Blood: Type Lumina or tier lists in general.

What Is A Tier List?

A tier list is a list of characters that you can unlock in a game – particularly a gacha game – ordered from best to worst. We rank from S tier to D tier, with S being best and D being worst.

The purpose of a tier list is to help you, the player, determine who the best characters to unlock are, so you can save time and money. Once you know who the best characters are, you can form a party out of them and ignore the others.

How Did We Pick Our Melty Blood: Type Lumina Tier List?

We used a combination of the following factors when deciding on our Melty Blood: Type Lumina tier list:

  • Personal experience
  • Community feedback
  • General consensus from other tier lists

However, it’s worth noting that tier lists are subjective by nature. This is based on our experience with the game, but yours may vary. So, we recommend that you take this with a pinch of salt and play Melty Blood: Type Lumina for yourself.

How Often Do We Update Our Melty Blood: Type Lumina Tier List?

We update this tier list regularly to ensure that it always follows the latest meta. Typically, you can expect an update around the following happenings:

  • A new character releases
  • Balance changes

There may be a small delay between the above two events as we’ll return to the game to check out the new character for ourselves, or to see how the balance patches have affected things.

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Glen has over a decade's worth of experience in gaming journalism, writing for Pocket Gamer, Pocket Tactics, Nintendo Life, and Gfinity. When he's not badgering everyone about the dangers of passive text, you can probably find him playing Wild Rift.