FGO Tier List July 2021 – Best Assassins, Riders, Archers, Berserkers

Here is a Fate/ Grand Order Tier List, featuring the best and the worst of all the Servants in game.

Fate Grand Order Tier List Feature Image
Here is a Fate Grand Order Tier List, featuring the best and and the worst Servants in the game. Image via Sega.

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Fate/Grand Order (FGO) is a turn-based, tactical RPG where the player assumes a “Master” role. Like other mobile games, the core of the gameplay uses heroes, which they refer to a Servants. Throughout your journey in the Fate Grand Order, you’ll generate new characters to play with or sell to improve further the characters you like. It can become a pain working out who the best servants are in Fate/Grand Order with so many characters. Therefore, we have tailored an FGO Tier List to suit your needs.

Tier List Breakdown

Before heading into the FGO Tier List, there are a few factors to know. In each team of servants, there are three active and three reserve units.  Also, you gain five command cards at the start of each turn, where you can use three to attack every round. Combine these attacks with your Servent unique abilities; the game generates quite a lot of powerful combos and compositions.

You’ll want to keep all of this in mind as you begin to theorise compositions based on the rarity of the Gacha inspired servants, along with ability synergy and command cards,

  • S Tier – S tier servants on the FGO Tier List are the strongest servants in the game. The best servants typically tend to be 5-star rarity too, so acquiring a full list of the best servants is a big grind.
  • A Tier – A Tier servents are also really good, and can become centerpieces in any servent squad. However, they tend to have a more notable weakness or require specific compositions to work correctly. They’ll still take you all the way into the end game, as they are very good picks overfall.
  • B Tier – These characters the more balanced characters in the game. They’ll still work at the end game, and are more likely to pop up than the above tier, especially since there’s more of them and less rare pieces begin entering this batch of servants.
  • C Tier –  Those that find themselves in this territory are unfortunately a little underpowered. You’ll find the rarity of these characters is either easier to acquire, making them beginner servants to use. Alternatively, these are higher rarity servants that are designed to get thrown into the bin for resources later on.
  • D Tier – The worst of the worst belong here. These are only viable for the early game as you begin your journey on Fate/Grand Order.

 

With the concept out of the way, let us take a look at who are the best servants in FGO, and the worst.

Best Servants in Fate/ Grand Order

Before we go all-in on a fully structured FGO Tier List, we will highlight some of the best servants for the more metaclasses. The most dominant classes are Support classes, along with Assassins, Berserkers, Riders, and Sabers. There are other classes like Ruler, Lancer, and other such classes; however, their roles mainly dominant the Midsection of the Tier List. We believe aiming for some of the highlights in the aforementioned classes are the play if you want to dominate the FGO end-game.

Best Support Caster Servants in FGO Tier List

A lot of the best servants in the FGO Tier List are support based characters. Take Scathach-Skadi, for example. Her abilities heavily favour quick attacks, enhancing quick cards and critical damage via her Primeval Rune. Furthermore, her Shivering Blizzard ability lowers enemy defence and reduces their critical strike. If you like quick attacks and critical strikes, this character is a must-have for that composition playstyle.

If you want a more filler support, that fits into any playstyle or team, then Zhuge Liang is a perfect fit. His primary ability fills his allies NP bar, which accelerate their own abilities via his Command of the Strategist ability. Also, his general defensive buffs via Advice of the Strategist makes taking on even the strongest bosses and baddies even easier. Either way, Zhuge has you in safe hands.

Lastly, Merlin is another banger of a Support Caster. His Dreamlike Charisma is a great ability to empower his allies NP gauge and grant a party-wide attack buff for three turns. One of the more overpowered abilities is the Illusion spell, which bolsters party critical strikes and grants invincibility for one turn.  Lastly, the Hero Creation spell is an ability that channels even more strength into a specific character, improving their Buster performance, along with a Max HP boost for three turns each. The usefulness of these spells is unprecedented, making Merlin even potentially the best character on the entirety of the FGO Tier List.

Best Berserkers

FGO Cu Chulainn Servant
CU Chulainn is rather unkillable in FGO, Image via Sega.

Cu Chulainn (Alter) is all about controlling the battlefield with his Godly Irish shouts. Madness of the Spirits is a powerful debuff tool, nerfing the enemy attack damage and crit chance for three turns, shutting down many Archers and Assassins in the process. If that isn’t enough, he can further increase his defense and evasion sats for several turns while offering himself Guts for five turns. All of these battlefield control abilities sit on top of his passive buffs for certain Control Cards and a rather large flat amount of HP and Attack Damage anyway. Overall, it is easy to see why Cu Chulain dominates the Berserker class in the FGO Tier List.

Mysterious Heroine X (Alter) is an interesting character that focuses on blood rage and the healing that comes with it. Her Paste is a morphing skill, which increases self-healing for three turns, but can morph to increase Command Cards power levels. After that, she can increase party attacks for three turns and critical star generation. Imagine pairing this servant with Jack the Ripper and Wolfgang? Now that is a scary attack power buffing team!

Best Archers

Tesla is an interesting pick for a team. The character is all about using the first skill Galvinism/Tesla Coil to improve his or his allies NP generation. The second ability is a random 80% chance to increase even more NP damage for a turn, along with defence, while guaranteeing a Guts buff for a turn. Finally, Pioneer of the Stars grants him a unique effect of ignoring invincibility for three turns, granting ten crit stars and filling the NP gauge . As you can tell, this character can do some absolute crazy damage when he gets to scale. While you can see the potential, we recommend learning a lot about the game before properly executing Tesla effectively.

Orion plays a little different from other Archers, with more direct buffs. The Affection of Goddess skill is a guaranteed defense attack power and debuff resistance buff. The second skill is weird, as it deals bonus damage to specifically male enemies for a turn. Kinda cool if there is a big beefcake male berserker or Rider on the other team, but it can be a bit meh in other instances. Lastly, the Eye of the Mind skill increases critical damage. Take into account that Orion has an 11% crit damage passive buff anyway, and this character can become the best critical strike character in the game.

Best Riders

Achilles is an interesting Rider, with a mixture of damage and tanking alike. The character gets critical damage and quick performance self-buff via Comet Form but then can taunt and grant himself invincible for several turns. If you like the hybrid playstyle, filled with adaptation, then Achilles might be the best Rider available.

Ozymandias is a supportive Rider class rather than a tank Rider. The reason why is Protection from Ra increases the party’s buff success rate for a turn. Charisma is another party-wide attack buff, making Ozy a flexible Servant to bring to a party. On the other hand, Imperial Privilege offers a 60% chance to buff his own attack and defense stats for three turns, while guaranteeing a self-heal. Not quite that favourable when you really need the buffs, but it is nice when it pops off. If you opt for a party that likes rolling the bones, then the third ability is extremely valuable.

Best Saber

Nero is a specialist character that can change the outcome of the battle on Waterside and City battlefields. It is certainly a niche, and a Servant that requires strategy, but when it works, it really works. Regardless, the ability is a nice mental buff and the usual SP buff and healing bonus if used in the right setting. Sync this Servent with Ozymandias, and the Imperial Privilege skill is bolstered. That is a feasible composition right there!

Okita Souji is another grand Saber Servant. This is a Saber that can gain Quick bonuses, along with crit absorption and evasion defensive stats. Finally, the Eye of the Mind skill grants critical damage for three turns. So, if you need to off-tank or blow someone up, this character is a good shout. However, be warned that this special character can only get summoned during special summoning events. Therefore, you may want to look for other Saber highlights elsewhere on the Tier List. But when this toon is up, you most certainly want to grind to summon her.

Best Assassin

Jack the Ripper Fate Grand Order Servant
Jack the Ripper is a strong Assassin in the FGO Tier List. Image via Sega.

Kama is easily the best assassin on the FGO Tier List. The reason is down to the Ananga Ranga ability, which bolsters their own attack damage for three turns and grants Guts buff for one turn. Combine this with Merlin’s attack damage buff for three turns or Skadi’s Quick buffs; then this servant can well and truly excel in a support comp.

If you are a big fan of the victorian devil, Jack the Ripper, then you’ll be pleased to know he is just as dastardly in FGO. Unlike Kama, which is all about pumping out damage, this character is more subtle. The Information Esurance skill removed debuffs from an enemy on the field. The sleight of hand is enough to completely negate an offensive or defensive window, creating plenty of room for the team.  Lastly, this character can restore health to an ally with Surgery, or tank a beating through Murderer of the Misty Night. Overall, Jack the Ripper is very handy to have around, while dishing out some decent damage with any cards.

Best easy to collect Servents

While these characters are not the best, they have tremendous value, considering their rarity and easy to acquire. Take Arash, for example. She is a self-sufficient 1-star character, with a self-heal, NP Gauge, critical strike, and defense. While you’ll eventually want to swap her out, this character is extremely valuable for the vast majority of the game.

If you like the melee playstyles, then Spartacus is a good shout. For a 1-star, this character has some high-level endurance and strength but not quite comparable to other berserkers, like Cu Chulainn Altered. The character has so much self-healing that taking down Sparatuc without proper damage, burst, or dispel makes him night unstoppable.

If you need a dedicated tank early on, Georgios is a key servant for taking control. His primary skill Guardian Knight, which taunts all enemies to attack him for three turns while increasing his own defense stats for the same duration. The other important skill is Battle Continuation, which grants Guts for five turns. You can see why this is an ideal tank for new players or less optimized squads.

Wolfgang is a supportive Archer, that you’re better of thinking of as a bard like Servant. The reason why is down to the first skill, Protection of the Music God, which grants all party members bonus attack power for a turn. Combine this with Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and you’ll be gaining Critical Stars fast. Picking up the Servent early on is a sure way to progress cleanly into the end-game without much issue.

FGO Tier List

S Tier

Servant Class Rarity
Amakusa Shirou Ruler 5-star
BB Moondancer 4-star
Chloe von Einzbern Archer 4-star
Cu Chulainn (Alter) Berserker 5-star
David Archer 3-star
Euryale Archer 3-star
Gilgamesh Archer 5-star
Kama Assassin 5-star
Merlin Caster 5-star
Mordred Rider 4-star
Mysterious Heroine X Berserker 5-star
Nikola Tesla Archer 5-star
Nitocris Caster 4-star
Orion Archer 5-star
Ozymandias Rider 5-star
Scathach-Skadi Caster 5-star
Zhuge Liang Caster 5-star

A Tier

Servant Class Rarity
Achilles Rider 5-star
Altria Pendragon Saber 5-star
Antonio Salieri Avenger 3-star
Arash Archer 1-star
Arjuna Archer 5-star
Atalante (Alter) Berserker 4-star
Atalante Archer 4-star
Edmond Dantes Avenger 5-star
Emiya (Alter) Berserker 4-star
Emiya Archer 4-star
Francis Drake Rider 5-star
Gaius Julius Caesar Saber 3-star
Georgios Rider 2-star
Hans Christian Andersen Caster 2-star
Helena Blavatsky Caster 4-star
Ibaraki-Douji Lancer 4-star
Ishtar (Alter) Rider 4-star
Ishtar Archer 5-star
Jeanne d’Arc (Alter) Avenger 5-star
Jeanne d’Arc (Alter) Berserker 4-star
Jeanne d’Arc Archer 5-star
Katsushika Hokusai Foreigner 5-star
Lancelot Saber 4-star
Lu Bu Fengxian Berserker 3-star
Mash Kyrielight Shielder Special
Medea Caster 3-star
Meltryllis Alterego 5-star
Minamoto-no-Raikou Berserker 5-star
Miyamoto Musashi Saber 5-star
Nero Claudius Saber 5-star
Okado Izo Assassin 3-star
Okita Souji Saber 5-star
Paracelsus von Hohenheim Caster 3-star
Paul Bunyan Berserker 1-star
Quetzalcoatl Rider 5-star
Rama Saber 4-star
Robin Hood Archer 3-star
Sakamoto Ryouma Rider 4-star
Sakata Kintoki Berserker 5-star
Sieg Caster 4-star
Spartacus Berserker 1-star
Valkyrie Lancer 4-star
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Caster 1-star

B Tier

Servant Class Rarity
Asterios Berserker 1-star
Avicebron Caster 3-star
Billy the Kid Archer 3-star
Brynhild Lancer 5-star
Caster of Midrash Caster 4-star
Caster of Okeanos Caster 4-star
Charles Babbage Caster 3-star
Chiron Archer 4-star
Cleopatra Assassin 5-star
Edward Teach Rider 2-star
Elisabeth Bathory Lancer 4-star
Enkidu Lancer 5-star
Eric Bloodaxe Berserker 2-star
Fionn mac Cumhaill Lancer 4-star
Frankenstein Saber 4-star
Gilgamesh (Alter) Caster 4-star
Illyasviel von Einzbern Caster 5-star
Ivan the Terrible Rider 5-star
Jing Ke Assassin 3-star
Karna Lancer 5-star
Kid Gilgamesh Archer 3-star
Kiyohime Berserker 3-star
Kiyohime Lancer 4-star
Leonardo Da Vinci Caster 5-star
Leonidas Lancer 2-star
Mecha Eli-chan Alter Ego 4-star
Medusa Rider 3-star
Nero Claudius (Alter) Caster 5-star
Oda Nobunaga Archer 4-star
Oda Nobunaga Berserker 4-star
Passionlip Alter Ego 4-star
Queen Medb Saber 4-star
Saint Martha Rider 4-star
Sasaki Kojirou Assassin 1-star
Scathatch Assassin 4-star
Sherlock Holmes Ruler 5-star
Shuten-Douji Assassin 5-star
Tamamo-no-Mae Lancer 5-star
Tawara Touta Archer 3-star
Tristan Archer 4-star
Ushiwakamaru Assassin 4-star
Xuanzang Sanzang Caster 5-star

C Tier

Servant Class Rarity
Abigail Williams Foreigner 5-star
Amakusa Shirou Ruler 5-star
Archer of Inferno Archer 4-star
Astolfo Rider 4-star
Avenger of Shinjuku Avenger 4-star
Charles-Henri Sanson Assassin 2-star
Chevalier d’Eon Saber 4-star
Cu Chulainn (Alter) Caster 3-star
Darius III Berserker 3-star
Emiya Assassin 4-star
Ereshkigal Lancer 5-star
Fuuma Kotarou Assassin 3-star
Gorgon Avenger 4-star
Hektor Lancer 3-star
Henry Jekyll & Hyde Assassin 3-star
Hijikata Toshizo Berserker 5-star
Li Shuwen Lancer 4-star
Marie Antoinette Rider 4-star
Medea Caster 4-star
Napoleon Archer 5-star
Nightingale Berserker 5-star
Nitocris (Alter) Assassin 4-star
Rider of Resistance Rider 3-star
Romulus Lancer 3-star
Saint Martha Ruler 4-star
Sessyion Kiara Alter Ego 5-star
Siegfried Saber 4-star
Suzuka Gozen Saber 4-star
Vlad III Berserker 5-star

D Tier

Servant Class Rarity
Altera Saber 5-star
Anra Mainiiu Avenger Special
Archer of Shinjuku Archer 5-star
Assassin of Paraiso Assassin 4-star
Caligula Berserker 2-star
Chacha Berserker 4-star
Geronimo Caster 3-star
Gilles de Rais Saber 3-star
Helena Blavatsky (Alter) Archer 4-star
Iskandar Rider 5-star
Katou Danzo Assassin 4-star
Marie Antoinette (Alter) Caster 4-star
Mata Hari Assassin 1-star
Mephistopheles Caster 3-star
Musashibou Benkei Lancer 2-star
Nezha Lancer 4-star
Okta Souji (Alter) Alter Ego 5-star
Osakabehime Assassin 5-star
Phantom of the Opera Assassin 2-star
Ryougi Shiki Saber 5-star
Semiramis Assassin 5-star
Tamamo Cat Berserker 4-star
Thomas Edison Caster 4-star

 

This concludes our FGO Tier List. If you enjoyed this content, why not check out our other Gacha Mobile Tier Lists, like Grand Summoners?

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