Tier List Changelog

ADVENTURER TIER LIST CHANGELOG

This post documents the changes and updates made to the Adventurer Tier List page on the Dragalia Lost GamePress site.

June 5th, 2019
  1. Added Serena to Tier 3, shifted Euden down
  2. Added Xuan Zang to Tier 3
  3. Added Gala Mym to Tier 1
  4. Added Student Maribelle to Tier 1
  5. Added Nurse Aeleen to Tier 3
  6. Moved Melody from Tier 3 to Tier 2
  7. Switched Amane and Xiao Lei. Amane goes from Tier 3 to Tier 4 while Xiao Lei goes from Tier 4 to 3
  8. Added investment specification to the criteria

Many thanks to the reddit thread for feedback! Feel free to comment and discuss here as well.

June 25th, 2019
  • Added Wedding Elisanne to Tier 2
  • Added Wedding Aoi to Tier 2
  • Added Wedding Xania to Tier 3
July 1st, 2019
  1. Added Natalie to Tier 1
  2. Added Yaten to Tier 1

This is kind of a weird one since the optimal Wyrmprints for Natalie don’t exist yet, but her playstyle is very promising and already performs well with suboptimal stuff like Jewels of the Sun.

Many thanks to the GamePress Discord for discussing each new character and damage scaling ad nauseum while also praising Leviathan

July 16th, 2019
  1. Added Ramona to Tier 1
  2. Added Rena to Tier 3
  3. Added Renee to Tier 3

Rena is weird because her kit is strong but not super impressive at damage. That said, she has amazing synergy with Ramona who is already top flame DPS right now. Rena is also a very nice addition to the Bog-using roster, so she might be worth moving higher in the future.

July 22nd, 2019
  • Moved Nefaria from Tier 2 to Tier 3
  • Moved Ezelith from Tier 2 to Tier 3
  • Moved Rena from Tier 3 to Tier 2
July 29th, 2019

Changelog

  • Added Gala Cleo to Tier 1
August 1st, 2019

Adventurer Tier List

Changelog

  • Added Summer Julietta to Tier 1
  • Added Summer Celliera to Tier 1
  • Added Summer Ranzal to Tier 4
  • Moved Celliera from Tier 4 to Tier 3
  • Moved Jurota from Tier 5 to Tier 4
September 17th, 2019

Adventurer Tier List

Changelog

  • Added Lea to Tier 2
  • Added Emma to Tier 1
  • Moved Odetta from Tier 2 to Tier 1
  • Moved V!Ezelith from Tier 2 to Tier 1
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November 25th, 2019

Major Changes! Tier list completely overhauled. Tier list is now based on usage in the meta of mHDT, MG50+, and slightly Omega raids.

Chelsea initially placed in tier 1. Her awe-inspiring personal DPS and ability to shred even mHMS as well as soloing eHMS earn her a place in tier 1, despite her high skill floor. The payoff in the hands of a skilled player is just too good for anything else.
Yuya is initially placed in tier 3. He has utterly failed to make an impact on high level play, and has a serious flaw in his kit. Nonetheless, he does have the tools necessary to clear high level content with enough investment, even if it would be easier just to use someone else .

  • November 26th, 2019
    • As the new tier list solidifies, a new adjustments have been made.
    • Fjorm > Tier 2. Fjorm’s initial placement in tier 1 was in error. She has seen markedly less usage as the game has gone on. With new, harder difficulties that cannot be cheesed, her usage in mHBH and MG 50+ has dropped to record low numbers. She is still capable of the hardest content, but Elisanne is just better in nearly every regard.
    • Yuya > Tier 5. Upon further review, Yuya’s kit is broken, and not in a good way. Chicken at Heart completely negates him for a good chunk of many fights, and aside from that his numbers are spectacularly low.
    • Rex > Tier 3. A closer look at Rex has proven him capable in eHBH, and potentially Master with enough investment. He’s still not great, but he’s passable.
    • Aurien > Tier 5. Aurien is simply incapable of doing a healers job well, and winds up with the other junkers in Tier 5.
    • G!Sarisse, H!Lowen > Tier 1. A new comp using H!Lowen and either G!Sarisse or Chelsea has emerged thanks to the power of the Dear Diary wyrmprint. This comp is highly successful in mHMS, comparable to the previously established Verica/Emma/Rena/Ramona comps. As such, G!Sarisse and H!Lowen are moved to tier 1 from 1.5.
    • Ezelith/Naveed > Tier 4. Sadly, both Ezelith and Naveed are outshone but a multitude of Adventurers, and their DPS numbers are near the bottom of the barrel. Combined with their nearly irrelevant Sleep Resistance, and they are simply not viable in end game content.
  • December 2, 2019
    • Added Gala Elisanne, Megaman, and Jiang Ziya
    • Thaniel > Tier 2. Thaniel’s kit has long been bemoaned. Now that we have an actually good water staff, expect his usage to plummet, though he’s still viable for HBH.
    • Gala Elisanne > Tier 1. As expected, this Gala Water Buffer is seeing good usage in MHBH and MG50+, though she has not yet completely usurped her free counter part. For now, regular Elisanne remains in tier 1.
    • Jiang Ziya > Tier 1. As the long anticipated replacement to Thaniel, it does not take a rocket scientist to realize she will invariably end up in all new end game content and mostly replace Thaniel in HBH.
    • Megaman > Tier 4. Sadly, Megaman suffers badly from Freebie syndrome. His kit is lackluster, and the best thing about him is his co-ability which really doesn’t help him stand out much.
  • November 27th, 2019
    • Further minor edits.
    • Albert, Karina > Tier 2. Despite the power level these Adventurers have, they just don’t see any use at high level play due to poor resistances and other Adventurers simply doing their job better.
    • Joe, Xania, Johanna, Nicolas, Zardin > Tier 3. Despite their lower rarity affecting their ability to perform, these Adventurers still have kits that can perform at high levels, but require heavy investment.
    • Aleen > Tier 4. Aleen’s kit and low DPS fails to impress.
    • Ryozen Tier 5. A tanky kit but no DPS does no favors in the current meta.
    • Hope > Tier 4. Hope is actually capable of healing, abet poorly.
    • Xander, S!Cleo, V!Ezelith, Tier 2. Bad resistances or a meta that doesn’t need them have resulted in these Adventurers being dropped down a peg.

I’d put those two the other way around personally. They both have pitiful dps but people occasionally talk about using Ryozen in Odd Sparrows setups for Omega/Astral Raids etc.
Aeleen can’t even do that well because her def buff is on S2. You never hear Aeleen being recommended for anything.

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  • December 8, 2019
    • Durant added
    • Durant > Tier 3. Durant has the potential to out put good damage, and he can perform well. However, his kit suffers from several drawbacks and he’s severely outclassed by Ieyasu and Natalie.

December 15th, 2019

  • Dragonyule Malora > Tier 1. Malora has immediately made a huge splash in the mHZD meta. She’s proven to be a popular and pervasive pick that fits right at home in the 4 DPS meta.
  • Dragonyule Xainfried > Tier 2. While DY!Xainfried is seeing use in mHMC, proving his power, most groups continue to prefer Noelle. Noelle is quite simply better at the buffing role. As such, he’s placed in Tier 2. He’s good, but Noelle is far easier to find groups with.
  • Note: Yachiyo > No changes. At this time, Yachiyo continues to be an on meta popular choice for mHZD. Her popularity has fallen, but you won’t get Sorry’d for picking her and many rooms still look for her specifically.
    • Laxi > Tier 4. Laxi’s kit has a few upsides, but a multitude of downsides. Combined with the existence of Rena and Mikoto, combined with Aoi, and Laxi ends up placed fairly low.
    • Megaman moved to tier 3. Megaman has proven that he is somewhat capable of performing at high levels, but still struggles to be relevant in the current meta.
    • Lucretia moved to tier 3. Lucretia struggles to perform at higher level play, and as such needed to be dropped down a peg.

January 4, 2020

  • Mana spirals released, MAJOR changes to tier list!
    • Note: More changes will likely come soon as the meta continues to settle and more spirals are released.
  • Criteria now includes Volk’s Wrath (Expert).
  • Joe tier 3 > tier 2. Better DPS, but below Sarisse and Chelsea still.
  • Xania tier 3 > tier 1. Xania’s numbers are now bonkers, and she’s easily the best Flame Wand. Now that she competes handily with bows and has full Stun resist, she sees a great deal of play in both mHMS and Volk.
  • Aurien tier 5 > tier 4. Used to be complete trash, now is only mostly trash.
  • Alain tier 4 > tier 3. Alain is still only passable, but he’s a better passable now.
  • Aoi tier 3 > tier 1.5. The addition of Burn to Aoi’s kit has rocketed her DPS to new heights, but she doesn’t quite do as well as Rene still.
  • Euden tier 3 > tier 1.5. Euden’s new dispel and massive new DPS numbers make him a good pick for HMS and Volk.
  • Karl remains in tier 2. He got better, but so did a lot of other Flame Swords.
  • Naveed tier 4 > tier 1.5. Naveed now hits like a truck and has a tasty dispel in his kit. Euden is better for HMS, but Naveed might be better for Volk.
  • Ezelith tier 4 > tier 1. Perhaps the greatest improvement, Ezelith went from bottom of the barrel to some of the most insane DPS numbers in the game. Top notch for Volk and even mHMS.
  • Student Maribelle tier 1.5 > tier 2. Xania is a direct upgrade to S!Mari now.
  • Marth tier 1.5 > tier 2. Euden and Naveed out perform the Hero King.
  • Halloween Mym tier 1.5 > tier 2. With so many Adventurers moving up, some had to move down. Mym just doesn’t have a spot in most teams now.
  • Natalie tier 1 > tier 2. Ieyasu’s massive improvement has sidelined Nat for the most part.
  • Cassandra tier 2 > tier 1.5. Cass got a great buff, but she’s still just shy of being optimum.
  • Veronica tier 1 > tier 2. When one wand goes up, one must come down. Veroica is now third fiddle.
  • Yatan tier 1.5 > tier 2. Yatan just can’t keep up with the crazy numbers shadow is seeing these days.
  • Nobunga placed in tier 2. She’s good, and the dispel is nice, but Aoi’s recent buff makes her less appealing for teams.
  • Chitose placed in tier 1.5. He can’t quite break into the quad DPS meta as easily as Malora did, but he is still seeing high level play and is a godsend for MG.
  • Mitsuhide placed in tier 1. Mituhide is essentially a direct upgrade to Fleur, though in HZD the difference is marginal.
  • Fleur tier 1 > tier 1.5. She can still compete, and the difference in performance is slight, but Mitsuhide is the new number 1 light dagger.
  • Hanabusa placed in tier 3. The lack of complete Curse res really hurts his chances, but he’s not actively bad.