Thank you everyone who came in and voiced there opinion. Unforunately I couldn’t get through all the characters with the time frame therefore I will leave the best summaries for each character I missed and collect data from other post/videos. This is the expected and predicted possible tier list for each character upon release. Note that there will be changes and future patches that will revamp the tier completely. I’ll see you bad asses on May 03, 2016!
GOAL OF THIS TIER LIST The ultimate goal of this tier list is to have none at all. To make sure every character is at the balance level for fun and fair gameplay. If we all pitch in and help, our voices can be heard and we can help gearbox shape battleborn.
S Tier: A Character that requires balance, May be too strong and able to take on any opponent they come across. These characters excels at everything with no draw backs.
A Tier: Above average character with minor drawbacks. May need some minor tweaking or none at all.
B Tier: Well Balance and suitable for the arena.
C Tier: Hard to keep up with other characters and ultimately doesn’t bring much end game.
D Tier: Falls off in every aspect
[A TIER] Oscar Mike I’ve been watching a lot of plays from Oscar Mike and his ability to push lanes and crush sentrys. He can easily rank up by clearing a whole wave with a single grenade and bring down a damage sentry with an air strike. For people who don’t play Oscar mike like its call of duty and understand the mechanics of mobas, he can definitely win the war. He may be too strong in some aspects.
[A TIER] Galilea From playing her and watching others, she is still quite strong, even after the recent nerf balls thrown at her I still see players at the top of the K/D scoreboard. Don’t get me wrong, she is by no means the beast that was presented to us at the beginning of the beta. She is a little more well balanced and now can be stopped in her tracks if she rushes in a team. I think gearbox did the right thing by dropping her stats down. Now its just a matter of tuning her up and balancing her out in all the right places.
[A TIER] Shayne & Aurox
[A TIER] Ambra The terror has been lifted and we are now able to somewhat kill Ambra! Even after the nerfs she is still a tough opponent and I am noticing that I need at least 1 more person to take her down. She is still a very good character and she can take on most characters head on but now players using Ambra have to think things through before staff linking a character all the way to their sentry. I believe some minor tuning/tweaking is still needed then she will be suitable for the battlefields.
[A TIER] Thorn Reviewed By Dr_H0H0 Battleborn: [A] Tier Thorn
[A TIER] Ghalt Ghalt’s recent buff has really made him into the scary shotgun wielding monster that he is. The 50% damage and 18% attack speed has really moved him up on top of the list. His damage is very scary, If you can combo Ghalt’s hook into a trap, I can guaranteed anyone in front of that shotgun will not survive!
[A TIER] Marquis Review by Dr_H0H0 Full Discussion Battleborn: A Tier Marquis
[A TIER] Kelvin Full Discussion Battleborn: [A] TIER Kelvin "SUBLIMATE EVERYTHING" AND Kelvin Playsyle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlsqQkZn26o
[A TIER] Montana There is really no need to explain Montana, everyone has played him in some way. His mini-gun provides excellent clearing of minion waves, he can crowd control characters, his damage is reliable for taking out other characters who get to close and he has very high health. The only downfall is that hes huge and an easy target, Snipers love aiming at him and when they do, expect his health to drop quickly.
[A TIER] Miko (Move from S tier to A, people are familiarizing themselves with the game thus understanding how to deal with Miko)
[A TIER] Reyna Her ability to cast shield to her teammates and slow enemies make her a great asset and well balance for the arena
[A TIER] Isic Reviewed by Dr_h0h0, full discussion Battleborn: [B] Tier ISIC
[B TIER] El Dragon Reviewed by Dr_HoHo, full discussion Battleborn: [B] Tier El Dragon
[B TIER] Orendi Very good character as far as pushing lanes and dealing damage
[B TIER] Rath [Move from A tier to B tier], The thing about Rath is that he is gaurenteed a kill when he uses dreadwind however the online fellows are getting smart and realize they can CC his ult, making rath nothing more than a basic hitting character. Some of his mutations could be a little better
[B TIER] Mellka Mellka excels more than meets the eye. Full Discussion Battleborn: Tier [B]alance Mellka (Battleborn’s Cobra)
A video of Mellka’s Damage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYeJy5RRIww
[B TIER] Toby (Battleborn’s Artillery) Full Discussion Toby, Battleborn’s Artillery
[B TIER] Toby Playstyle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFITSiA3GLQ
[B TIER] Phoeba Great duelist, just the right amount of strength and shouldn’t be tweaked anymore
[B TIER] Kleese Full Discussion Battleborn: [B]alance Tier Kleese
[B TIER] Caldarius Full Discussion Battleborn: [B]alance TIER Caldarius
[B TIER] Bouldur Review by Dr_H0H0 Full Discussion Battleborn: B Tier Bouldur
[B TIER] Benedict Very good at harassing from the sky and very good at poking the enemy sentry, he can be quite a nuisance to melee characters but if hes on the ground he can be very vulnerable
[C TIER] Deande I played many games with Deande and realize that she can’t get into huge team fights because of her light build - This is a problem for her in incursion since there is always an occurring battle dead center. I believe she may be better at game modes - Her best bet is to take out other light characters like marquis and thorn and keep them suppressed from sniping the battlefield. Another thing to note is that her level 3 mutation is very good at juggling, at the end of each melee combo she does a uppercut which flings enemies into the air. If you have attack speed it is almost impossible for them to escape it.
[D TIER] Attikus [UPDATED] Full discussion http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/c/battleborn-open-beta/attikus-discussion
AND Heres a very compelling argument why Attkus is so flawed - by GunRabies: Problems with Attikus
[D TIER] Whiskey Foxtrot Review by Dr_H0H0 Battleborn: [D] TIER Whiskey Foxtrot
Characters will most likely change when the game is release. I’ll keep this post updated with more details later on.
i’ll be purchasing this game upon release and streaming it
My youtube channel if you want to see a few characters and how I play with them https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLlcy-FxgDJ2OgywGJEmC3Q
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