Wuthering Waves tier list: best characters

Find the best Wuthering Waves characters to conquer the Tower of Adversity
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While any team composition can carry you through the Wuthering Waves story and open-world content, things get a little more challenging when you’re trying to conquer its endgame mode – the Tower of Adversity. Throwing difficult enemies at you and requiring you to field several teams, tackling this tough content requires some preparation.

Upgrading characters in Wuthering Waves requires time and effort, so it’s best to have a clear set of priorities when it comes to farming materials, especially at the start of the game where all of your Resonators demand attention.

This Wuthering Waves tier list will show you the best characters to use in the Tower of Adversity.

Wuthering Waves character tier list

Main DPS characters are powerful damage dealers who’ll be responsible for most of the team’s offensive output and often require the most time on the field. Hybrid characters can have several roles, either serving as a team’s Main DPS or as its secondary Sub DPS, which means that they contribute some damage, but are mostly there for other helpful effects they provide. Supports on the other hand are not part of the team for their direct damage – instead, they either provide buffs for the team, help it restore Energy, or heal the party. Naturally, the best Supports can do it all.

Characters are ranked from S+ on the high end to C on the low end, showing a general overview of their potential strength and usefulness. Resonators on the lower end may actually be quite strong in very specific circumstances, but the tier list attempts to provide a more general view of which units excel in a broad variety of scenarios. At the end of the day, you shouldn’t take lists like this one as gospel – play the characters that are most fun for you to play with.

Check out the list of upcoming Wuthering Waves characters to see how the list may change in the future and keep an eye out for active Wuthering Waves codes to obtain free pulls.

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Marco Wutz


Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining tl.net, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of tl.net as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: marco.wutz@glhf.gg