Resonator Tier List

Best Wuthering Waves characters, their ranking, and simple explanations as to why they've earned their rank.

This is our preliminary tier list for all of the characters that are currently in Wuthering Waves as of the second closed beta. This tier list will be updated regularly as new updates and balance changes are implemented to Wuwa, so stay tuned!


Tier List

*This list takes into account base resonance level. Also, this is currently in no particular order.

TierResonator (Click to hop to them)
SCalcharo
Jiyan
Taoqi
Jianxin
Lingyang
AVerina
Encore
Danjin
Mortefi
Chixia
Aalto
BRover
Baizhi
Yangyang
Yuanwu
Sanhua
CBT2 Tier List

Tier List Explanation

  • S Tier: These resonators are currently the best in their perspective roles, and or provide game changing effects that will help you have an easier time, such as shielding or enemy grouping.
  • A Tier: These are very good characters who are only slightly outclassed by those in S tier
  • B Tier: These are good characters, but have something lacking, be it mobility or skills, that prevent them from being in A or S tier.

S Tier

Calcharo

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Electro
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Broadblade

Jiyan

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Aero
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Broadblade

Taoqi

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Havoc
  • Role: Support
  • Weapon: Broadblade

Taoqi is currently the only character that can provide shields, making her a fantastic pick for damage mitigation. Also, her parry timing on her heavy attack is very forgiving, making her relatively easy to play, as well. She scales with Defense, making her a natural tank, as well.


Jianxin

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Aero
  • Role: Parry
  • Weapon: Gauntlets

Jianxin, with her Resonance Liberation, has the ability to group up enemies, making it so that your DPS character has a much easier time clearing out rooms. This will come in handy for time attack challenges, as well as general crowd control. Think of Venti in Genshin Impact at launch and how top tier he was.


Lingyang

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Glacio
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Gauntlets

A Tier

Verina

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Spectro
  • Role: Support
  • Weapon: Rectifier

Encore

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Fusion
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Rectifier

Danjin

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Havoc
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Sword

Mortefi

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Fusion
  • Role: Damage Support
  • Weapon: Pistol

Similar to Xinqiu in Genshin Impact, his Resonance Liberation applies damage amplification to everyone else on the team by providing extra fusion damage per attack for as long as Burning Rhapsody is up, which at base, is 15 seconds long.


Chixia

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Fusion
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Pistol

Aalto

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Aero
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Pistol

B Tier

Rover

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Spectro
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Sword

Baizhi

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Glacio
  • Role: Support
  • Weapon: Rectifier

Yangyang

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Aero
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Sword

Yuanwu

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Electro
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Gauntlets

Sanhua

  • Rarity: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Element: Glacio
  • Role: DPS
  • Weapon: Sword

While she deals decent ice burst damage, Sanhua main source of damage comes from charging her hit, but this makes her very vulnerable, since if you dodge out of the attack, her attack gets reset, thus minimizing her overall DPS by a lot as unless she is shielded, you will want to be constantly dodging out of enemy attacks. So her attack speed limits her ability here.


Update / Change Log

Updates / changes to the tier list will go here, as well as brief explanations. Usually as gacha games get older and get more updates, power-creep is introduced, causing characters to move down the list in order to make new characters more appealing, so expect the same here.


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