Risk of Rain 2 Characters Tier List: Ranked Worst to Best

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Risk of Rain 2 characters are arguably what makes the game so great to play. They all have a totally unique personality and playstyle, and everyone has a favorite. A definitive ranking is never easy, but this is our attempt. This is the Boss Level Gamer Risk of Rain 2 character tier list.

Don’t be disheartened if your main is near the bottom. There are no bad survivors in Risk of Rain 2, and you can have amazing runs with all of them.

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D tier is a lonely place, with only the Commando occupying it. That might sound harsh, but I assure you, I don’t have an anti-Commando agenda. He is more a victim of circumstance than an underpowered character in his own right.

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COMMANDO – D TIER

Artificer is a lot of fun to play and has some powerful elemental abilities. She can throw fireballs around and summon giant walls of ice. These powers make her an absolute juggernaut in the early game, but her survivability becomes a real issue later on. As the enemies get stronger, avoiding damage becomes more and more important, and Artificer doesn’t have a reliable way to do that.

ARTIFICER – C TIER

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MERCENARY – C TIER

How the mighty have fallen. At release, Mercenary was one of, if not the most powerful Risk of Rain 2 characters. He has high mobility, I-frames, and his double jump grants him access to items and areas other survivors can’t reach. Melee characters are always great fun to play, and Mercenary is no exception.

Acrid just about qualifies for B tier, he may not have the mobility of the Mercenary or the tankiness of the Loader, but his incredible damage output, especially against bosses makes him a solid choice. He does have a few quirks that take some getting used to, but that’s par for the course really.

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ACRID – B TIER

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REX – B TIER

Rex is something of an outlier for this list of Risk of Rain 2 characters because depending on who you ask, he could be anywhere from right at the top, to right at the bottom. He’s very confusing in a lot of ways, and that turns a lot of people off. Even the devs haven’t really touched him update-wise for quite a while.

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VOID FIEND – B TIER

The first of the two introduced in the DLC, Survivors of the Void, the Voidfiend is a lot like Rex. He is also all about trading HP for damage. As you lose HP, you become more and more “corrupted”. Once you reach 100% corruption the Void Fiend transforms.

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