Dragon Ball FighterZ is finally here, and people are starting to theory craft and decide which characters they want to put on their team. In the midst of all this, people have been asking if there’s a Dragon Ball FighterZ tier list yet. The simple answer is that anyone can make a tier list, but it's constantly changing as the game is played at higher levels. However, since so many people are curious about how the characters rank against each other, we’ll offer a quick overview that you can consider as a preliminary, certain to change, definitely not final, Dragon Ball FighterZ tier list.

It’s extremely important to note that this should absolutely not be taken as unchanging fact. Until people start playing this game in tournaments and at the highest level of play, anything can change. In addition, it takes time to formulate a proper Dragon Ball FighterZ tier list. This time next year you may still see the tier list being adjusted as new information and strategies are discovered for the various characters. However, we’ll do our best to keep this tier list continually updated as new things are discovered, DLC characters arrive, and this list shifts.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Tier List

  • Last Updated: Launch Week

For the time being, the following tier list is based almost entirely on the basic abilities of each character. If anything, this is just to see how things actually fall once the game has been out for a little while and we can really hit the lab with the entire roster. For now this is more for fun than anything else, but we will be updating the tier list as the competitive community plays the game more and characters start falling into a more set position.

We’ll also be adding brief descriptions as to why each characters fall into a specific tier. However, since the game isn’t out yet, a basic list is all that’s needed at the moment. Once again, we will be updating this list as new information is discovered, so check back frequently.

Note: Each section of the tier list is in alphabetical order, not character strength order. Consider all characters on the same tier to be roughly equal.


  • Adult Gohan
  • Cell
  • Frieza
  • Goku Black
  • Kid Buu
  • SSB Goku


  • Android 16
  • Android 18
  • Beerus
  • Ginyu
  • Gotenks
  • Hit
  • Krillin
  • Nappa
  • Piccolo
  • Tien
  • Trunks
  • Yamcha


  • Goku
  • Majin Buu
  • SSB Vegeta
  • Teen Gohan
  • Vegeta


  • All the characters that didn’t make it into the game!

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