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Ranking all best characters from The First Descendant in a Tier List
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The First Descendant Best Character Tier List (July 2024)

Filtering out the strong descendants from the weak.

The First Descendant offers players a huge roster of characters on launch that they can unlock through the grind. Each character has unique abilities that are effective in different scenarios on the battlefield. Keeping all abilities and characters’ versatility in mind, we’ve created The First Descendant best character tier list to help you identify the best characters for you to unlock.

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Ranking The First Descendant’s Best Characters in a Tier List (Updated)

Updated Best Character Tier List For The First Descendant
Source: TierMaker via Gamepur
SLepic, Bunny, Freyna
AJayber, Ajax, Blair, Gley
BValby, Kyle, Esiemo
CSharen, Yujin
DEnzo, Viessa
The First Descendants Best Characters Ranking

All of The First Descendant best characters fit into the usual three RPG roles; damage, tank, and support. In addition to these classes, there are unique twists to character roles that will keep the gameplay loop interesting.

Based on all of the information from our time playing the final release, we’ve analyzed every character after unlocking and ranked them according to their damage output and abilities’ effectiveness.

However, like all live service games, the stats can get buffed or nerfed with upcoming updates. This can lead to characters changing positions in the tier list. Even after the game is released, we’ll keep this tier list updated if there are any buffs or nerfs to the characters.

What are the Best Characters in The First Descendant?

Bunny, Gley, Valby, Blair, and Freyna are the most enjoyable characters to play with on day one. Some characters like Fire, Chill, Electric, and Toxic have an element associated with them. The elements also play an important role in AOE attacks, especially while facing several enemies at once. Some elements are more effective towards certain enemies so your team combinations play a vital role in missions.

Even in tiers below S, characters like Enzo with his drones, Blair with fire attacks, Gley with her rage abilities, and Kyle with his magnetic abilities will be enjoyable to play with. Even with slight buffs, these characters can easily climb to A or even S-tiers.

We hope that you’ll find our best character tier list for The First Descendant helpful. Do note these character rankings are based on our opinion and could change quickly. Your experience may be different with these characters based on your playstyle. So hop into the game and test them out.

If you want to read up about these best characters in detail, here’s our guide on all the characters in The First Descendant. Here’s our recommended selection of the best starting characters.

Since the game’s already out, I recommend you try out our best settings guide to improve your performance too.

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Ayyoun Ali
Ayyoun is a Software Engineer who harbors love for all things gaming and tech. His journey into the realm of gaming began with a PlayStation 1 and he currently likes to play on his PC. He has over 6 years of experience in the game journalism industry and has previously worked as a managing editor for eXputer. He loves to work on both popular and indie titles that intrigue him. You'll catch him either browsing Reddit, try-harding at a game or cooking in spare time.