Primal Character Tier List

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Source[edit]

All ratings from Icon Gamewith.png Gamewith:

Other recommended tier lists[edit]

  • GBF Gaijins Tier List - Different priorities than GameWith. Tiers for general and advanced content. Longer character descriptions and gameplay advice. Last update at 19/5/2018. (Discontinued)
  • kamigame Tier List

Important notes[edit]

  • The value and usefulness of a character varies based on your rank, your team, fight length, fight mechanics and how you play.
  • Each element is evaluated on its own. A 9.5 rating in Fire is not the same as 9.5 in Water.
  • The rating reflects the median usefulness of a character. A character may lose points for being hard to use or fit in a team, or gain points for being strong against Magnas. Judging a character by HL usefulness alone may be unhelpful as HL teams tend to deviate from other content.
  • The Eternals have their own rating system separate from other characters.
  • At the end of the day this is just a tool to help you find useful characters.

Please see this page for further notes

Rating range for each rarity[edit]

SSR Characters[edit]

SSR characters score 7 to 10 points.
However, only characters that affect the balance of the game as a whole may score 10 points.

For SSR characters an easy way to read these ratings are:

10 rating Gamebreaking
9.5 rating Vital in many team setups
9.0 rating Fills the gaps between 9.5 characters
8.5 rating Useful for specific fights or challenges
8.0 rating For teams lacking something or rare circumstances
7.5 rating Should have been an SR.
7.0 rating Garbage

SR Characters[edit]

SR characters score 4.5 to 8.5 points.

8.5 rating Outperform SSR characters with proper setup.
8.0 rating Can compete with standard SSR characters for party slots.
7.5 rating Higher SR standard. No real faults, and can complement a team well.
7.0 rating Middle SR standard. Competent functionality.
6.5 rating Lower SR standard. May perform a role decently, but will never excel.
6.0 rating Functional, but easily overshadowed.
5.5 rating The minimum SR usefulness.
5.0 rating Ask for a refund.
4.5 rating Garbage to detrimental. More trouble than they're worth.

R Characters[edit]

R characters score 3 to 6.5 points.

6.5 rating As useful as an SR character
6.0 rating Outstanding for an R character. Exhibit a special feature or exploit that gives them an edge.
5.5 rating Functionally equivalent to and typically able to replace a low-tier SR Character.
5.0 rating Useful kits that can fit well into team compositions.
4.5 rating Usable in standard situations.
4.0 rating Serviceable but lack outstanding contributions to the team.
3.5 rating Detrimental to themselves.
3.0 rating Detrimental to the team.

Filtered lists[edit]

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RatingFireWaterEarthWindLightDarkAny
10Shiva Alexiel Zooey
9.5 Europa Rosetta LucioVira AzazelOlivia
9.0Athena MedusaRosetta SandalphonZooey
8.5 Yggdrasil Tiamat Zooey CerberusRosetta
8.0 Medusa
7.5 Noa Olivia
7.0Zooey
IconNameTypeRatingRemarks
Npc m 3040158000 01.jpg
Alexiel Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png Label Weapon Katana.png
10
  • Role: Attacker/Tank/Support
  • Excellent party defender with
    Status Dmg Cut 70.png70% DMG CutTaking 70% less DMG

    Damage Cut reducing damage taken.
    Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
  • Status Mirror-Blade 1.pngMirror-BladeATK, DEF, and charge attack DMG are boosted (Can't be removed / Max: 5)
    grant considerable self-buffs
  • 1.2m nuke
  • Boosts all allies' Earth attack by 30% when they are affected by
    Status EarthAtkUp.pngEarth ATK UpEarth ATK is boosted
  • Covers multiple roles in HL raids
Npc m 3040202000 01.jpg
Athena Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Spear.png
9.0
  • Role: Attacker/Debuffer/Support
  • Charge Attack provides party with
    Status FireAtkUp.png15% Fire ATK UpFire ATK is boosted

    Strength: 15%
    Duration: 3.5 turns
    Applied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
    and
    Status Armored.pngArmoredChance of lowering DMG taken

    Duration: 3.5 turns
    70% chance to reduce damage taken by 30%.
    Applied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
  • Provides party
    Status Wind Cut 40.png40% Wind CutWind DMG is cut 40%

    Duration: 1 turns
    Wind Damage Cut.
    ,
    Status Wind Switch.pngWind SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into wind DMG

    Duration: 3 turns
    , and
    Status Heal.pngRefreshHP is restored on every turn

    Strength: 10% HP (Healing cap: 400)
    Duration: 3 turns
  • Inflicts 10%
    Status DefenseDownStack.pngDEF Down (Stackable)DEF is lowered (Stackable)

    Strength: 10% (Max: 40%)
    Base Accuracy: 90%
    Duration: 180 seconds
    (Max: 40%),
    Status Burned.pngBurnedHP is lowered on every turn

    Strength: 5000
    Base Accuracy: 90%
    Duration: 180 seconds
    ,
    Status DoubleDown.pngDA DownDouble attack rate is lowered

    Base Accuracy: 85%
    Duration: 180 seconds
    ,
    Status Blind.pngBlindedAttacks have a slight chance to miss

    Base Accuracy: 90%
    Duration: 180 seconds
    , and
    Status Gravity.pngDelayReduces foe Charge Diamonds by 1

    Base Accuracy: 100%
  • Passive provides a powerful nuke when targeted after being fully stacked
  • Rating rises to 9.5 in certain scenarios, such as Tiamat Malice (Raid) and soloing
Npc m 3040137000 01.jpg
Azazel Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Dagger.png Label Weapon Melee.png
9.5
  • Role: Attacker/Debuffer
  • Inflicts
    Status DarkResDown.pngDark DEF DownDEF is lowered for dark DMG
    and
    Status Blind.pngBlindedAttacks have a slight chance to miss
    very reliably
  • Guaranteed critical hit damage against
    Status Poison.pngPoisonedHP is lowered on every turn
    enemies
  • Powerful burst via 3-turn
    Status DarkAtkUp.png70% Dark ATK UpDark ATK is boosted

    Strength: 70%
  • Powerful charge attack against Blind and Poisoned enemies
  • Relatively weak against enemies immune to Blind and/or Poison
  • Dagger/Fist specialty synergizes well with Celeste grids
Npc m 3040016000 01.jpg
Cerberus Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
8.5
  • Role: Attacker/Debuffer
  • Has several useful debuffs.
  • High innate Triple Attack rate.
  • Low attack power and no other noteworthy strengths.
Npc m 3040190000 01.jpg
Europa Label Type Heal.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Staff.png
9.5
Npc m 3040106000 01.jpg
Lucio Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Katana.png Label Weapon Sabre.png
9.5
  • Role: Attacker/Support
  • High attack damage due to passive
    Status LightAtkUp.pngLight ATK UpLight ATK is boosted
    and
    Status Wings of Justice.pngWings of JusticeBoost to multiattack rate every turn (Ends upon taking DMG)
  • Provides a variety of powerful party and self-buffs
  • Enormous nuke damage
  • Easy to use and incredibly powerful on any team
  • Widely considered the strongest Light Premium Draw character in the game
Npc m 3040123000 01.jpg
Medusa Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
8.0
Npc m 3040151000 01.jpg
Medusa Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
9.0
Npc m 3030039000 01.jpg
Noa Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Staff.png
7.5
  • Support/Debuffer
  • Provides party with
    Status DoubleUp.pngDA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
    , , and
    Status DefenseUp.pngDEF UpDEF is boosted
    .
  • His
    Status DefenseDown.png20% DEF DownDEF is lowered

    Strength: 20%
    Stacking: Single
    affects just one foe but it's single sided so it stacks with Miserable Mist and similar abilities.
  • Status DebuffResDown.pngDebuff Res. DownDebuff resistance is lowered
    helps him and other party members to land debuffs.
Npc m 3040145000 01.jpg
Olivia Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
9.5
  • Role: Attacker/Debuffer
  • Permanent bonus dark damage
  • Can Fear and prevent enemy charge attacks
  • Powerful nuke which can cast twice and inflicts
    Status Gravity.pngDelayReduces foe Charge Diamonds by 1
  • 10% Seraphic modifier against Light enemies
  • High damage, but somewhat vulnerable due to passive Light DEF reduction
  • Somewhat limited by long skill cooldowns
Npc m 3030246000 01.jpg
Olivia Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
7.5
Npc m 3040068000 01.jpg
Rosetta Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Dagger.png
9.5
  • Role: Buffer
  • Queen of solo play, grants powerful buffs to all allies when
    Status RoseBarrier.pngRose BarrierRose Barrier is active
    is released at max stacks.
  • Potentially 100% buff uptime.
  • Less effective in short battles due to
    Status RoseBarrier.pngRose BarrierRose Barrier is active
    's ramp-up time, but excels in longer fights.
  • Significantly less effective when the enemy is afflicted with statuses that prevent them from dealing damage.
  • Requires coordination in raids with other players to use efficiently due to the above-mentioned.
Npc m 3040026000 01.jpg
Rosetta Label Type Heal.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Dagger.png
8.5
  • Role: Attacker/Support/Debuffer
  • Group heal and clarity, valuable in Dark which has few healers.
  • Can provide dispel for Luminiera Omega.
  • Usually not needed since most fights don't require much healing. Heal lands before clarity which is bad for Celeste Omega.
Npc m 3040176000 01.jpg
Rosetta Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Dagger.png
9.0
Npc m 3040153000 01.jpg
Sandalphon Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png Label Weapon Katana.png
9.0
Npc m 3040196000 01.jpg
Shiva Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Spear.png Label Weapon Staff.png
10
  • Role: Attacker/Support/Debuffer
  • Unique 5-turn buff that provides
    Status AttackUp.png15% ATK UpATK is boosted

    Strength: 15%
    Duration: 5 turns
    ,
    Status DamageCapUp.png10% DMG Cap UpCan deal big bonus DMG when DMG dealt in one turn reaches a certain amount

    Strength: 10%
    Duration: 5 turns
    , and
    Status Dmg Cut 20.png20% DMG CutTaking 20% less DMG

    Duration: 5 turns
    Damage Cut reducing damage taken.
    Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
    that cannot be removed
  • Can inflict permanent
    Status AttackDown.png10% ATK DownATK is lowered

    Strength: 10%
    Base Accuracy: 200%
    Duration: Indefinite
    and
    Status DefenseDown.png10% DEF DownDEF is lowered

    Strength: 10%
    Base Accuracy: 200%
    Duration: Indefinite
  • Every other Charge Attack is an incredibly powerful nuke
  • After each Charge Attack, gains an undispellable
    Status AttackUp.png10% ATK UpATK is boosted

    Strength: 10%
    Duration: Indefinite
    and
    Status TripleUp.png5% TA UpTriple attack rate is boosted

    Strength: 5%
    Duration: Indefinite
    that stacks up to five times
  • Great synergy with Anila but remains strong in teams without her
Npc m 3040152000 01.jpg
Tiamat Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
8.5
  • Role: All-Rounder/Support
  • Useful party-wide Wind ATK Up, ATK Up buffs, and AoE damage.
  • Veil is always welcome.
  • No real burst potential or healing minimizes team contribution.
  • A solid unit that can easily be replaced by other better choices.
Npc m 3040141000 01.jpg
Vira Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Axe.png
9.5
  • Role: Attacker/Support/Debuffer/Defender/Tank
  • Can substitute all-ally attacks with 1000% bonus DEF and debuff immunity
  • Party guaranteed TA and
    Status LightAtkUp.pngLight ATK UpLight ATK is boosted
    for burst
  • Can Dispel
  • Effectively 40% increased damage against Dark enemies due to passives
  • Managing her bits can be difficult
Yggdrasil iconA.jpg
Yggdrasil Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
8.5
  • Role: Support
  • Party critical hit buff
  • Clears debuffs
  • Can protect enmity characters with shield
  • Passive hostility up with increased charged bar generation
Npc m 3040150000 01.jpg
Zooey Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
9.0
  • Role: Attacker / Support
  • Powerful nuke which can cast multiple times upon dodging
  • High uptime personal
    Status DoubleUp.pngDA UpDouble attack rate is boosted

    Duration: 3 turns
    and
    Status TripleUp.pngTA UpTriple attack rate is boosted

    Duration: 3 turns
  • Protects party with personal
    Status Shield.pngShieldNext ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
    ,
    Status AggroUpArrow.pngHostility UpMore likely to be attacked
    , and
    Status Dodge.pngDodge Rate BoostedImmune to DMG and debuffs for a fixed amount while in effect
  • Party 5-Turn 100% ATK/DEF and
    Status Drain.pngDrainDamage dealt is partially absorbed to HP
    special buff with massive nuke
  • Special buff has an initial lockout and long cooldown
Npc m 3030233000 01.jpg
Zooey Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Spear.png
7.0
  • Role: Buffer/Debuffer
  • Brings
    Status WindAtkDown.pngWind ATK DownWind ATK is lowered
    ,
    Status FireResDown.pngFire DEF DownDEF is lowered for fire DMG
    and
    Status FireAtkUp.pngFire ATK UpFire ATK is boosted
    all in one character.
  • Grants
    Status CriticalUp.pngCritical Hit Rate UpDMG is slightly boosted for critical hits
    to all allies on Charge Attack.
  • Anila does nearly everything she does but better.
Npc m 3040092000 01.jpg
Zooey Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
10
  • Role: Attacker/Support/Debuffer
  • Conjunction allows maximum use of Enmity which Dark has good access to. It's so good it's useful for other elements.
  • Decent attack along with her stellar support.
  • Absolutely terrifying in shorter fights and even some longer fights where it's safe to stay below 4k hp.
  • Of limited use to beginners. Strong in the mid and late game with Enmity gear, but her true potential requires insane gear.
Npc m 3040078000 01.jpg
Zooey Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
8.5