Could someone make char Tier list for PVE?

UriEspada

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Apr 14, 2020
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Hi,
as a new player I find the amount of characters and lack of information of their usefulness very difficult.
I was wondering if you experienced Granado veterans could perhaps prepare a Tier list of Characters grouping them into class categories (Melee DPS/Tank, Ranged, Magic, support/heal) and usefulness level (S - OP, A - very good, B - cosmetic but could work, C - dont even bother, D - why are they even in this game)
The only Tier list I could find was from 2017 and it does not include majority of the characters available here.
I don't know what could be used to measure the characters strength against.

I know most people go for the "Meta" which consists of like 5 characters, but that's not very educational for someone who is not that familiar with the game and, frankly, pretty boring.
I understand that this would require some thought and effort, but i hope there is someone willing to take their time and help us newbies out.
 

UriEspada

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If there is type of content a character is specifically good for then that would be awesome, but mostly I just want characters split into tiers.
I appreciate any additional info I can get though :)
 

CrownClown

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Mar 29, 2020
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Its kinda difficult for a lot of chars, actually.
There're 2 main problems with it:
1) A lot of chars thats not counted as DPS is hard to measure. Utility like buffs and debuffs vary alot due to different squad sizes and player preferences. Punisher is good , but you hardly want it for 6-pman MDPS pack. But 100% needed for 10+ man mixed squads.
Thats also right for utility DPS like Sariel. He is a good A+ tier, but his buff on Canna, for example, makes him S+ godlike.
2) Last characters ( and some old ones that got reworked) have hidded stat conversions. That changes their power levels depending on what phase of gameplay you're in. Thats also why its hard to judge chars from fatsnake vids, for example, even tho it seems a good idea- 100% same equip against same target.
 

UriEspada

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Apr 14, 2020
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Thanks for the reply.
I understand that there is a huge complexity to the system and 3 PCCs makes it even more so.
I also get that majority of the players here a long time GE players who understand those nuances.
However, for new comers like myself, what I am missing is this general guide to characters, something like, lets call it "an initial point of reference".
I know it will be rough and not 100% accurate and applicable to all the content, but it will be a basis to expand upon, rather than being thrown in the deep end not really knowing where to go next :)
I think this general overview could also work for buffers/debuffers, with some of the nuances included in if they are not too complex to explain.

For example (and since I don't have required knowledge what I write now might be total bollocks so treat it as a proof of concept rather than valid info):
Debuff - A Tier - Lisa
(it would mean that she is good debuffer to have because she's versatile and overall useful for majority of the content)
Buff - A tier - Rio , C Tier - Karjalainen (but A for MDPS parties)
(Rio provides versatile buffs useful in majority of content, Karla is neither great as DPS nor offers versatile buffs, but theres a note next to her which indicates that she is fantastic for MDPS parties)
 

Snacky

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May 15, 2020
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Guys... Anyone tried Ex Anis (cash one)? I kinda like how she looks, but can i pull out of her anything in PvE?
 

tzuyuislife

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May 18, 2020
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Guys... Anyone tried Ex Anis (cash one)? I kinda like how she looks, but can i pull out of her anything in PvE?
She is pretty good but might not be suitable for more difficult missions because of Hp consump. And she cannot compare to meta chars
 

Snacky

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May 15, 2020
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She is pretty good but might not be suitable for more difficult missions because of Hp consump. And she cannot compare to meta chars
Thanks. Don't really care about very difficult missions, but some chars just too PvP-oriented even for comfortable coimbra bridge runs.
Also, maybe next big patch will come with some balance fixes. I've been very surprised to find R.Emillia as good as warlock now with her channeling last skill (something like 950% * 25 times on lvl 10. Aclla-kind of numbers).
 
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alreadytwice

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Dec 15, 2020
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hi there~
as a returning player who hasnt played since...well the release of bristia i think? XD
I found this topic over on the t3 forums pretty useful.
its quite outdated and probly doesnt cover nearly all the characters out now but it kinda gives a good 1st impression of what each of the characters is more or less used for which helps coming into it without any sort of knowledge regarding RNPC uses.