Nier Reincarnation Tier List

Not sure which character to pick in Nier Reincarnation? Well, our Nier Reincarnation tier list can help you with that. In this guide, we rank all of the characters from the heights of S tier to the lows of D tier, so …

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Not sure which character to pick in Nier Reincarnation? Well, our Nier Reincarnation tier list can help you with that. In this guide, we rank all of the characters from the heights of S tier to the lows of D tier, so you can avoid wasting time on characters that aren’t worth it. We keep it updated as new characters are added to the game too, so we recommend checking back often to ensure that you’re always using the best.

Nier Reincarnation is an action RPG on mobile that takes place in the hit Nier universe. You play as a mysterious character who wakes up in a strange location known only as The Cage. You have to figure out what’s going on, battling enemies, meeting new characters, and exploring a picturesque 3D world.

If you’re a fan of mobile games with gacha mechanics, we’ve got plenty more where that came from. We recommend checking out our Saint Seiya: Legend of Justice tier list, Disney Mirrorverse tier list, and Grimlight tier list.

Nier Reincarnation Tier List

Last checked for new characters on May 3.

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 available characters from the heights of S tier to the lows of D tier.

S Tier

  • 063y – Fractured Prisoner
  • 2P – Mock Machinery
  • A2 – Divergent Attacker
  • Emil – Divergent Oddity
  • Fio – Intoner Girl
  • Gayle – Celebretory Hunter
  • Griff – Abstract Captain
  • Noelle – Celebratory Weapon
  • The World-Ender – Divergent Lad

A Tier

  • 2B – Divergent Battler
  • Akeha – Summer Assassin
  • Dimos – Abstract Gunman
  • F66x – Abstract Captive
  • Fio – Abstract Girl
  • Fio – Summer Girl
  • Gayle – Abstract Hunter
  • Gayle – Bloody Hunter

B Tier

  • Griff – Celebratory Captain
  • Levania – Reborn Beast
  • Rion – Mechanical Exile
  • Rion – Summer Exile
  • Zero – Divergent Sister
  • Akeha – Abstract Assassin
  • Akeha – Dissenting Assassin
  • Akeha – Mechanical Assassin

C Tier

  • 9S – Divergent Scanner
  • Argo – Celebratory Traveler
  • Dimos – Dissenting Gunman
  • F66x – Dissenting Captive
  • Fio – Celebratory Girl
  • Fio – Dissenting Girl
  • Fio – Mechanical Girl
  • Fio – Simulacrum Girl
  • Fio – Simulacrum Girl
  • Kainé – Divergent Warrior

D Tier

  • Lars – Abstract Soldier
  • Lars – Reborn Truant
  • 063y – Abstract Prisoner
  • Argo – Abstract Traveler
  • Argo – Dissenting Traveler

Nier Reincarnation Tier List FAQ

Now we’ll answer a bunch of questions you may have about Nier Reincarnation 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 Nier Reincarnation Tier List?

We used a combination of the following factors when deciding on our Nier Reincarnation 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 Nier Reincarnation for yourself.

How Often Do We Update Our Nier Reincarnation 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.

And that will do it for our Nier Reincarnation tier list. If you disagree with any of the places, please let us know in the comments below with a detailed explanation why.

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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.