Blue Archive tier list (February 2023) - Best characters and how to reroll

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Two Blue Archive characters in a tank.
February 1, 2023: All the newest characters have been added to our Blue Archive tier list.

Looking for a decent Blue Archive tier list? The gacha RPG all about heading back to school is out globally, but there are still a variety of changes coming to characters as the game catches up with the established Japanese version.


Our Blue Archive tier list should give you a decent idea of the Blue Archive characters you'll want to aim for in terms of rerolling, which we explain in-depth further down. We'll leave the particular plot details up to the game. There's combat, girls, and gacha. It's a general recipe for success, and you can get a major headstart by using our Blue Archive codes list.

If you're looking for only the best gacha games to add to your daily rotation of mobile games, we've got you covered. We're already prepping our Honkai: Star Rail tier list for that game's release. We even have an extensive World Flipper tier list that's worth checking out.

The Blue Archive tier list has been tweaked for the summer update units.

Blue Archive tier list (February 2023) - Who is the best Blue Archive character?

Tier Characters
SIori, Iori (Swimsuit), Haruna, Hina (Swimsuit), Koharu, Serina, Serika (New Year), Tsubaki, Neru (Battle Bunny), Azusa (Swimsuit), Karin
AHoshino, Kotama, Hibiki, Cherino, Izuna, Nodoka (Hot Spring), Hanae, Nonomi, Aru (New Year), Karin (Battle Bunny), Sena, Michiru, Momoi, Mashiro (Swimsuit), Yuzu, Tsuguri (Swimsuit), Wakamo (Swimsuit)
BAru, Asuna (Battle Bunny), Midori, Saki, Aris, Hina, Yuuka, Mutsuki, VI, Marina, Nonomi (Swimsuit), Hoshino (Swimsuit), Wakamo
CAyane, Hinata, Azusa, Akari, Haruka, Shiroko (Cycling), Hifumi, Chinatsu, Airi, Cherino (Hot Spring), Miyako, Ako, Eimi, Serika, Chise, Maki, Iroha, Miyu, Natsu, Sumire, Izumi (Swimsuit), Saya (Casual), Shizuko (Swimsuit), Ayane (Swimsuit)
DKaede, Tomoe, Shiroko, Kotori, Utaha, Nodoka, Chinatsu (Hot Spring), Saya (Casual), Mashiro, Kirino, Miku, Suzumi, Pina, Hare, Saya, Yoshimi, Izumi, Kayoko, Chihiro, Hifumi (Swimsuit), Neru, Shizuko, Shimiko, Marie, Mimori, Asuna, Juri, Hasumi, Akane, Tsurugi, Shun (Young), Fuuka

We've rounded up the best Blue Archive characters in the general tier list above. Read on to see more info on who's best in each category.

The Best Blue Archive striker - Blue Archive tier list

Tier Characters
SIori (Swimsuit), Cherino, Iori, Hibiki, Hina (Swimsuit), Wakamo, Haruna, Shun, Mutsuki (New Year), Karin, Asuza (Swimsuit)
AYuzu, Junko, Karin (Battle Bunny), Michiru, Momoi, Tsuguri (Swimsuit), Mashiro (Swimsuit), Mutsuki, Aru (New Year), Wakamo (Swimsuit), Izuna, Saki, Hina
BChise, Akari, Maki, Hinata, Nonomi, Asuza, Serika, Shiroko (Riding), Sumire
CTsurugi, Mashiro, Asuna, Hasumi, Neru, Shun (Young), Izumi, Chihiro, Shiroko, Utaha, Pina, Saya, Saya (Casual), Yoshimi

Strikers are there for the reason you'd expect: to attack. They're generally the top damage dealers, with plenty of ways to pad out their numbers and inflict even more hurt.


All that power comes at a cost, however. They're far less capable of taking a hit than the game's bulky tanks and are usually seen as target number one. Protect them, but be sure to build your team around enabling them to do their best work.

Two students walking to class in Blue Archive

The best Blue Archive tank - Blue Archive tier list

As ever, tanks are defensive characters designed to take a hit and convince enemies to target them instead of their softer allies. They stand at the front of the squad, commanding all eyes (and weapons) on them. Tanks typically use defensive-buffing abilities, stuns, and other forms of crowd control to not only force targets on them, but to mitigate incoming damage.

The best Blue Archive support - Blue Archive tier list

Support characters differ over healers in that they tend to specialize in crowd control, buffs, and debuffs. They're good for debilitating large groups of enemies or singling individuals out and can generally help weaker teams deal with stronger enemies. Buffs can pad out damage numbers, speed up allies, or make tanks even bulkier, leaving debuffs to reduce a target's stats or even lock their more powerful abilities.


The best Blue Archive healer - Blue Archive tier list

Healers do exactly what you'd expect. Whether it's topping allies off before a big attack or resurrecting fallen friends, having at least one healer on your team is generally the best strategy. Tanks can soak up more damage, attackers can have a fighting chance of surviving a particularly potent combo, and supporters can be kept alive long enough to put a stop to a late-game strategy.

What are classes in Blue Archive?

As is fairly typical for character-based gacha games, Blue Archive's students each belong to one of four different classes, which determines their role in a fight. These are fairly self-explanatory, but here's roughly what they entail:

  • Attacker: Damage dealers and DPS
  • Tank: Defenders who tank damage
  • Support: Uses abilities to enhance other characters
  • Healer: Keeps other characters in the fight

This is a pretty basic explanation, as characters also have attack types, defence types, abilities, and roles, but these four classes give you a straightforward idea of how each student should ideally be utilised.

How Do I Reroll in Blue Archive?

  • Open Blue Archive
  • Play through the tutorial and claim the launch rewards from your mail to earn your free pulls
  • Perform the pulls and see who you get
  • If you want someone else, tap the gear icon, then choose Reset Account from the Account tab
  • Start the game and play through the tutorial again to roll
  • Do this as many times as you want until you get your preferred starting character
  • Finally, link your account to earn some more Pyroxene

Performing a Blue Archive reroll is pretty simple. It will take some time to play through the tutorial sections, but you won't need to mess around with the game files to reset your data. Just follow the steps above and roll until you get the character(s) you want.


Blue Archive Patch Notes

The latest BLue Archive patch notes were issued on March 22 update, which primarily brings three new Swimsuit variant characters to the game. You can view them on the Blue Archive patch notes website.

If you're looking for more tier lists for upcoming gacha games, why not check out our Revived Witch tier list? We also have a Honkai Impact characters list and an Arknights tier list, too.

A previous version of this Blue Archive tier list was written by Sean Martin.