Reverse 1999 – Tier List – Updated For February 2024

Shahzaib Manzoor
Reverse 1999 official artwork
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With the latest update, Reverse 1999 has introduced THREE new playable characters in the game, bringing the total up to 59 characters. 

Along with new introductions, the devs have also nerfed and buffed some old characters. This has caused a shift in the latest combat meta of Reverse 1999. So, a new meta calls for an updated character tier list. 

You’ll better understand the current character roster once you go through our Reverse 1999 tier list. Which characters are worth upgrading? Who’s the strongest character in Reverse 1999? Who’s the weakest? You’ll find answers to all these questions and more!

Before we begin, here’s a quick explanation of how our tier list works.

Reverse 1999 Tier List Explained

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  • S Tier: The S tier is for the best, strongest characters in the game. Whether a DPS, a Healer, or a Support Arcanist, if they are in the S tier, they are the best at what they do. 
  • A Tier: Characters in A tier are strong. They are the ones closest to the S-tier characters. Think of these as the “next best thing.” Some of them are a buff away from breaking into the top tier. 
  • B Tier: The base forms of the B-tier characters are boring. However, once you invest enough resources into upgrades, these Arcanists can win battles for you. 
  • C Tier: The characters in tier C are not that different from the ones in tier B, just slightly less powerful. Along with regular updates, you’ll need to strategize to get the best out of these characters. They are good for beginners, though. 
  • D Tier: All the weakest characters are in the D tier. Grind them for early game, but don’t waste too many resources on them. 

Reverse 1999 Tier List

S Tier

screenshot of An-an Lee from Reverse 1999
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  • An-an Lee
  • Bkornblume
  • Centurion
  • Eternity
  • Ezra Theodore
  • Jessica
  • Kaalaa Baunaa
  • Medicine Pocket
  • Pickles
  • Regulus
  • Shamane
  • Tooth Fairy
  • Voyager

Be it the Black Dwarf – a.k.a Kaalla Baunaa – or Eternity, the S tier characters play on their damage-dealing abilities. But some units, like Centurion, have perfectly balanced offensive and defensive skills. 

The great thing about these top-tier Arcanists, apart from their abilities, is that they are great to build around. Most of them fit well in every team, regardless of your style of play and your team build. 

Take An-an Lee as an example. She can deal some massive damage and mitigate incoming damage as well. Her skills have earned her the “Universal Support Unit” tag.

The same applies to the latest 6-star support to enter Reverse 1999, Shamane. He’s got strong debuffs and he has a mean damage streak. 

A Tier

screenshot of A Knight from Reverse 1999
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  • A Knight
  • Baby Blue
  • Balloon Party
  • Charlie
  • Dikke
  • Druvis III
  • Horropedia
  • Lilya
  • Sonetto
  • Sotheby
  • X

As mentioned in the tier list explanation section, these guys are not far off of the S tier characters. In fact, characters like Dikke and Sonetto were once part of the top tier. But version 1.3 has displaced them. 

With the right upgrades and a good support team around, these characters perform really well. A perfectly built Lilya is one of the best late-game characters, rivaling the likes of Centurion.

Other units like Sonetto have decent skills and fit seamlessly into any type of team. X is a good boss killer and has a wide range of useful skills. 

screenshot of X from Reverse 1999
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I can go on and on about the other characters as well, but the crux here is that these are great units. The only prerequisite is that you learn a bit about the best time to use them.

B Tier

screenshot of Blonney from Reverse 1999
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  • Blonney
  • Click
  • Cristallo
  • Darley Clatter
  • Diggers
  • Erick
  • Eagle
  • Kanjira
  • Necrologist
  • Oliver Fog
  • Pavia
  • Satsuki
  • Tennant

These are the units that require you to be strategic.

Most B tier characters have impressive skills and stats, but they also have a catch. Take Blonney for example. She has an insane burst window that can deal high critical damage. On the other hand, she eats through AP. 

Similarly, all other characters in this tier have trade-offs. You’ll have to plaster over a lot of cracks if you use too many of these characters in your team. Sometimes, these cracks can prove fatal.

C Tier

screenshot of APPLe from Reverse 1999
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  • APPle
  • 3NMA
  • Bette
  • Door
  • Leilani
  • La Source
  • Matilda
  • Ms. NewBabel
  • Ms. Radio
  • Mondlicht
  • Nick Bottom
  • Sweetheart
  • The Fool

These are the niche Arcanists, the so-called “specialists.” They excel at one aspect only. 

3NMA is a classic example of a highly one-dimensional character. He offers great buffs to others but his own damage-dealing abilities are a shamble.

APPle is trying to sail both the offensive and defensive boats at the same time but fails miserably. If it wasn’t completely free and easy to upgrade, he would’ve been in the bottom tier.

D Tier

screenshot of John Titor from Reverse 1999
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  • Alien T
  • Bunny Bunny
  • John Titor
  • Mesmer Jr.
  • Ms. Moissan
  • Onion
  • Poltergeist
  • Rabies
  • Sputnik
  • Twins Sleep
  • TTT

A lot of these characters could be in even lower tiers.

Characters like Bunny Bunny, Alien T, and Onion are some of the weakest characters in the game. However, others in the tier are not much stronger. The difference in skills and damage output is minimal. That’s why I’ve put them all in the same tier.

You will have to play with some of these characters in the early stages of the game. And, to be fair to them, they perform pretty well at that time. But don’t get too invested in these guys. 

Conclusion

For now, this is it for our Reverse 1999 tier list. As new characters go global – there are quite a few in line – this tier list will be updated accordingly. 

We have an extensive Reverse 1999 section on our website. Do check out our guides on Reverse 1999 Tuning and Reverse 1999 Visionary Insights

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