Grimlight Tier List (July 2022) - All Characters Ranked

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July 28, 2022: Briar White has been added to the tier list.

It can be hard to judge who to use in a new game, and Grimlight is no different. Having released in early July 2022, the game has a wide cast of characters to choose from. As such, here's our Grimlight tier list to help you out now that the servers are live.

Featuring many characters from fairytales and lore that we know and love - from Dracula to Cinderella - Grimlight's heroes wait for you in the land of Phantasia. Here, dreams and legends are the norm, but are threatened by the Dreamless, and you must assemble your team to fight back against the evil.

If mobile gaming is your thing, then we recommend some other titles too: check out Dislyte tier list.There's also an Echoes of Mana tier list worth checking out if you're a future fan of Square Enix's mobile take on a classic JRPG. And let's not forget Grimlight codes to help you pull.


Grimlight Tier List - Best Heroes for Launch

Tier Character
SBriar White, Cinderella, Dracula, Red Knight, Aurora, Red, Queen Of Hearts, Alice
AWhite Rabbit, Goldilocks, Cowardly Lion, Geppetto, Dorothy, Esme, Tin Knight, Bathory, Mad Hatter, Briar Rose, White Knight
BHansel, Gretel, March Hare, Kaguya, Snow White, Little Match Girl, Scarecrow, Robin Hood, The Beast, Hook, Ginger
CMage, Rapunzel, The Huntsman, Sage, Belle, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat, Rangers, Guardian, Tamamo No Mae, Winter Queen, Little Mermaid
DVita, Big Bad Wolf, Warrior, Puss, Assassins, Obette, Odile, Saffi, Otohime

The Grimlight tier list above ranks all the heroes from S to D-tier. As the game is very new, this is likely to change! We'll update our list when the community gets into the game, and some favourite characters start to appear.

Ideally, you want to aim for any S-tier character right out of the gate. If you don't manage to get one with the first lot of free pulls you can manage, it's worth deleting your data and trying again. We'll have the proper Grimlight reroll method down to a tee once the game goes live.


What Is Grimlight?

Characters from Grimlight
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Eight Studio's new game Grimlight focuses on well-known characters from fairytales and legends and gives them new life as heroes in Phantasia.


Your role is to create a strong team as the Dreamer, to banish the darkness that has overtaken the land and lords of old. You'll discover lost memories and stories to piece together the past. To go along with these anime-inspired reworks of familiar faces, you'll get a slew of strong weapons, each of which you can customise and strengthen.

Check out the official website and Twitter here for more lore and a look at some of the heroes.

When Will More Grimlight Characters Come Out?

Following the launch issues, the Grimlight team outlined a bunch of new characters set to arrive over the coming months. Briar Rose was the first of these to release in July, but here's who else is set to drop throughout the year:

  • Van Helsing
  • Evil Queen
  • Kang Rim
  • Thumbelina

Two more characters were also teased on the Discord, but their figures were purposefully hidden.

How Can I Play Grimlight?

Grimlight is available on iOS and Android platforms. Here are the links to it on the App Store, and Google Play.

You should be able to play on an emulator as well if you grab the APK from your usual repositories or download it directly through your preferred emulator.

When Will Grimlight Maintenance End?


Though the game was meant to go live on July 7, it didn't actually release until the day after due to server issues. Before launch, an announcement was made that "everything is on fire" in the game's official Discord channels, and that the team was running "very, very late." Cute.

On the upside, each hour the game was delayed resulted in an extra Memory Shard item for anyone who decides to pick up and play the game once it does go live. It's currently 14 hours late, meaning 14 Memory Shards will go out once the servers start letting people go in.

On top of that, you'll also get Grimlight pre-registration rewards and the following few items:

  • One five-star Hero Ticket
  • 34 Memory Shards (the original 10 and 24 for the 24-hour delay)
  • 200 Keys

Check back once the servers go live for any potential Grimlight reroll methods and early tips. For now, though, check out the latest Cookie Run: Kingdom codes if you're into that one. We have a page up discussing the best Financier Cookie toppings as well: the game's newest character.