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We are showcasing our Dragalia Lost Tier List for Adventurers in this article.

Dragalia Lost is an action RPG developed by Cygames and published by Nintendo for Android and iOS. The game is one of the best free-to-play RPGs and was even nominated for “Portable Game of the Year” at the 22nd Annual D.I.C.E awards. The action RPG’s biggest draw is allowing players to fight enemies as human adventurers alongside dragons. These adventurers, as they are called in-game, all correspond to one of five Elements, namely, flame, water, wind, light, and shadow. They are then further categorized into types of roles like attack, defense, support, and healer. The game has crossed over with multiple series such as Fire Emblem, Mega Man, and Monster Hunter.

 

Dragalia Lost Tier List

With so many adventurers to keep track of, it may be difficult for players to know which ones are the best and that’s why we have prepared a Dragalia Lost Tier List. This tier list has been divided into four tiers,  S/A/B/C, with S-Tier being the best and C-Tier being at the bottom of the barrel.

S-Tier

These are the meta-defining adventurers in the game. These characters are always on meta and are often so powerful that in co-op modes multiples will be run. The adventurers that are placed within this tier are highly recommended picks.

FlameWaterWindLightShadow
The PrinceGala ElisanneLousieMitsuhideGala Alex
Gala MymGala MasculaGala NotteGala LucaGala Chelle
Gala LeonidasLapisGala RanzalHalloween LaxiGala Zethia
Armored YachiyoSummer IeyasuHumanoid MidgardsormrHildegardeAlberius
Summer MitsuhideTikiGala LeifGala AudricVeronica
Undercover GraceKarinaValentine’s ChelseaGala PrinceSummer Leonidas
Gala LaxiFinniCecileRyszardaJoker
Halloween LowenXainfriedYukata LathnaAmanePatia
Kimono ElisaneNurse AeleenBasileusIlliaHalloween Sylas
Summer AlexJiang ZiyaTemplar HopePeonyGrace
SandalphonDragonyule XainfriedIsaacSummer Verica
Formal NoelleVixel
Lowen
A-Tier

Adventurers in this tier are just barely below those in the S-Tier but are slightly less favored. They can definitely be used to clear the most difficult content in the game, but sometimes won’t be chosen right away for co-op play. Typically this is a result of their overall damage being marginally off of the best units within the element or having a utility that is not as supportive as those in the tier above.

FlameWaterWindLightShadow
EzelithXanderGrimnirJuliettaSummer

Mym

Yukata CleoSummer CellieraMonaSophie (Persona)Bellina
LeaSummer JuliettaLouiseSummer ChelleLinnea
PantherLaranoaRanzalFarrenForte
MikotoHumanoid MercuryKimono LucaCivilian LeifSummer Patia
NobunagaLazrySaigaHumanoid JupiterGala Cleo
Student MaribelleMitsubaKirstySha WujingVania
Incognito NefariaForager CleoTobiasEireneDelphi
Valentine’s HildegardeRicardtSylasGala ZenaCleo
Yuakata CassandraDragonyule LilyNoelleEstelle
EmmaValentine’s Melody
Halloween MymFormal Joachim
Seimei
Verica
B-Tier

These adventurers aren’t the worst out there, their damage and support utility is generally good enough with a bit more investment and skill then Adventurers in the tiers above. Often, there is another Adventurer that simply does their job, but better. You will have a harder time finding a pickup group, but with patience and investment, you can clear end game content with these Adventurers.

FlameWaterWindLightShadow
SerenaZardinHarleRadiant Xuan ZangDragonyule Victor
NadineCatherineLin YouAlbertRodrigo
VanessaPinonSummer SinoaMordecaiAudric
RamonaLilyNinoAlfonseIeyasu
RenaYuriusVictorFleurNatalie
Gala SarisseYoshitsuneForager MitsubaYukata CurranVice
ChelseaHalloween AkashaSu FangAnnelieCurran
FarisFjormMeeneHunter VanessaLathna
MarthHunter SarisseMaribelleSharenaAlthemia
SinoaLutherWedding ElisanneHalloween ElisanneZena
AoiDragonyule CleoHalloween MelsaChitoseChelle
RenelleElisanneEleonoraDragonyule MaloraOpera Karina
XaniaPippleSummer ArmaneLuca
KuzunohaSharpshooter SarisseWedding Xania
C-Tier

These Adventurers have some serious flaws holding them back, or a meta game that just renders their kit or resistances useless. You could clear the hardest content in the game with them, but either a monstrous investment, a good deal of luck, and some patient public players that are willing to help carry you to clear with that adventurer. They can still pull their weight, but it would be significantly easier just to use another Adventurer.

FlameWaterWindLightShadow
MelsaSummer RanzalAeleenYachiyoVida
YueOrsemPiaFritzErik
Hunter BerserkerWaikeSummer NorwinWu KongValentine’s Addis
LaxiDragonyule NefariaMelodySummer LucaKleimann
ChromHalloween OdettaMyriamSummer MikotoCassandra
Mega ManValerioJoachimXiao LeiNevin
KarlReneeKu HaiSharpshooter JoeBotan
Child RanzalGauldMusashiOdettaAlex
Xuan ZangEugeneFrancescaRyozenNefaria
JoeJurotaJohannaFeliciaHeinwald
Valentine’s EzelithRexHawkRaemondBerserker
MartyPietroPhiliaHalloween EdwardTaro
AlainJakobNicolasHanabusaNorwin
AurienDragonyule XanderSophieIrfanDurant
CibellaLinusOrion
ThanielZhu BajieSazanka
MalkaZace
RawnEdward
Malora
Elias
Hope
Halloween Althemia

Dragalia Lost: Elements System Guide

The element system in Dragalia Lost is a crucial thing that players should understand in playing the game. The Adventurers are classified into five elements, each having its strengths and weaknesses against other elements.

If you are attuned to an element, you get to deal 50% more damage by using it, and 50% less damage when you’re attacked by it. Be sure to remember which elements are strong/weak against other elements, and take advantage of them.

ELEMENTSTRONGWEAKNEUTRAL
FlameWindWaterN/A
WaterFlameWindN/A
WindWater FlameN/A
LightShadowShadow Flame, Water, Wind
ShadowLightLight Flame, Water, Wind

Dragalia Lost: Best Characters of Each Element

Flame: The Prince

“The seventh heir of the Alberian royal family, he lives with the mutual support of his twin sister, Zethia, and the faerie Notte. Always smiling, he carries a unique blend of unwavering courage and intense consideration for others.”

STATS (MAV LEVEL 100)

ClassAttack Unit
HP514
Str345
Total Max HP858

(Max HP: 514 + Mana Circle: 320 + Mana Circle Bonus: 24)

Total Max Str585

(Max Str: 345 + Mana Circle: 214 + Mana Circle Bonus: 16)

Defense10
MightBase Min: 310
Base Max: 3133

SKILLS

  • Blazing Circlet
    Deals 2 hits of 826% of flame damage to nearby enemies. If this skill is maxed out, attacks that connect will inflict burn for 12 seconds and will raise the dragon gauge by 3%.
  • Exalted Fire
    Deals 1 hit of 1474% flame damage to enemies in a straight line, reducing their defense by 5% for 10 seconds (does not stack).

ABILITIES

  • Dragon’s Claws
    Increases strength (depending on the level) for every shapeshift. There are up to three shapeshifts per quest.
  • Potent Stun Res
    This buff blocks a stun attack by 100%, and the attack will increase the adventurer’s strength instead by 15% for 10 seconds.
  • Dragon’s Dominance
    This skill increases the player’s EXP intake for each quest. While in dragon form, normal attacks from enemies will be blocked once.

CO-ABILITIES

  • Dragon Haste
    When activated, the dragon gauge fill rate is increased to 15%. This skill benefits your whole team.
Water: Gala Elisanne

“The Grand Paladyn serves as a model and leader to all other Paladyns—and Elisanne finds herself the youngest ever to be appointed to the position. Clad in white armor blessed over several months, Elisanne decisively faces the Goddess’s foes.”

STATS (MAX LEVEL 80)

ClassAttack Unit
HP446
Str308
Total Max HP745

(Max HP: 446 + Mana Circle: 273 + Mana Circle Bonus: 26)

Total Max Str516

(Max Str: 308 + Mana Circle: 190 + Mana Circle Bonus: 16)

Defense10
MightBase Min: 376
Base Max: 2501

SKILLS

  • Holy Accord
    Increases the strength of adventurers in the team that are water-attuned, by 20-30% (depending on skill level) for 15 seconds.
  • Celestial Ascent
  • Deals 3 hits of 1209.9-1343.1% water damage to enemies directly ahead
  • Increases the user’s energy level by three stages
  • Increases the team’s flame resistance by 25% for 30 seconds (does not stack)
  • Grants teammates a one-time-use shield that nullifies damage less than 20% of the user’s maximum HP (does not stack)

Skill gauge can be filled by attacking enemies, or gradually filled automatically during Divine Revelation.

ABILITIES

  • Divine Oath
    Gain the Divine Revelation effect for 13 seconds if any of the following occur:
  • Elisanne’s force strike connects, or
  • she uses a skill, or
  • she executes a 10-hit combo

When activated, Elisanne will also be immune to knockback.

  • Heaven’s Shield
    This skill reduces susceptibility to burning and stun by 100%.
  • Primed Strength
    This skill increases the strength of the adventurer you are currently controlled by 8-10% for 10 seconds every time their initial skill becomes available for use.

CO-ABILITIES

  • Defense
    Increases your team’s defense by 9-15%.
  • Combo Time (Water)
    This ability will only affect team members that are attuned to Water. It extends the window between them hitting an enemy and the combo counter reset by 2.5 seconds.
Wind: Louise

“A girl who came to the castle with her brother Lowen, she handles everything from housework to battle with grace. She can be overprotective of her younger brother, but that’s only a side effect of her courageous and generous spirit.”

 

STATS (MAX LEVEL 100)

ClassSupport Unit
HP578
Str377
Total Max HP965

(Max HP: 578 + Mana Circle: 539 + Mana Circle Bonus: 28)

Total Max Str563

(Max Str: 377 + Mana Circle: 210 + Mana Circle Bonus: 16)

Defense8
MightBase Min: 377
Base Max: 3218

SKILLS

  • Piercing Wind
    Deals 4 shots of 351-542% wind damage to enemies in a line, and inflicts poison for 15 seconds. At max level, this also restores 5% of the damage inflicted as HP to the user, capped at 5% of the user’s maximum HP.
  • Arrow Shower
    Deals 3 hits of 256-693% wind damage to enemies in a line. When it hits poisoned foes, they will take more wind damage.

ABILITIES

  • Overdrive Punisher
    In an overdrive state, this ability increases damage to enemies by 10-15%.
  • Potent Bog Res
    Reduces bog susceptibility by 100%. The user’s strength is otherwise increased by 15% for 10 seconds at max level.
  • Strength Doublebuff
    Increases strength by 10-15% for 15 seconds each time a defense-up buff is received.

CO-ABILITIES

  • Skill Haste
    Increases skill gauge fill rate for the whole team by 8-15%, depending on the ability level.
  • Poison (Wind) = User Water Res
    This ability is for team members that are attuned to Wind. If they poison the enemy, water damage taken by them will be reduced by 3-8% for 15 seconds.
Light: Mitsuhide

“The head of the Mouse Clan, one of the Twelve Wyrmclans who govern Hinomoto. She loves to sleep and hates most other forms of effort, and if there isn’t an opportunity for a nap, she’s happy to make one herself. Now go get some shut-eye.”

STATS (MAX LEVEL 80)

ClassAttack Unit
HP456
Str297
Total Max HP763

(Max HP: 456 + Mana Circle: 281 + Mana Circle Bonus: 26)

Total Max Str497

(Max Str: 297 + Mana Circle: 181 + Mana Circle Bonus: 19)

Defense10
MightBase Min: 376
Base Max: 2500

SKILLS

  • Mouse’s Revenge
    Deals 12 hits of 30-88% light damage to the target and surrounding enemies, and inflicts paralysis for 13 seconds.
  • Calamity Drop
    • Deals 1 hit of 1221-1356% light damage to the target and surrounding enemies
    • increases the user’s attack rate by 10% for 10 seconds,
    • deals additional damage relative to the combo count when the skill is used

ABILITIES

  • Flurry Strength
    Increases strength by 15-20% when the combo count is 15 or higher.
  • Curse Res
    Reduces susceptibility to curses by 50-100%, depending on the ability level.
  • Paralyzed Punisher
    Increases damage to paralyzed enemies by 25-30%, depending on the ability level.

CO-ABILITIES

  • Critical Rate
    Increases your team’s critical rate by 5-10%,  depending on the ability level.
  • Combo Time (Light)
    This ability only affects team members that are attuned to Light. It extends the window between them hitting an enemy and the combo counter resetting by 1 to 2.5 seconds, depending on the ability level.
Shadow: Gala Alex

With a new outfit, Alex has become Elisanne’s  guard. The white hood represents her leaving the assassin’s life, and she swears a vow upon her blade to safeguard her friend and never lose heart, no matter what.

STATS (MAX LEVEL 80)

ClassAttack Unit
HP450
Str303
Total Max HP752

(Max HP: 450 + Mana Circle: 276 + Mana Circle Bonus: 26)

Total Max Str506

(Max Str: 303 + Mana Circle: 185 + Mana Circle Bonus: 18)

Defense10
MightBase Min: 376

Base Max: 2498

SKILLS

  • Crisi Edge
    • Deals 3 hits of 161-202% shadow damage to the target, and reduces their defense by 5% for 15 seconds (does not stack).
    • Skill Chain can be triggered 3 seconds after activating this skill:
      • Crisis Edge during this window deals 3 hits of 202% and 1 hit of 485% shadow damage to enemies directly ahead.
    • Umbral Erasure may also result in a Skill Chain, which alters the effects of Crisis Edge if used during the Skill Chain window, depending on which condition is met:
      • If the target has buffs,  one buff  will be dispelled, and then 3 attack hits and 1 hit of shadow damage will be dealt.
      • If the target was in a break state, this skill will deal with 3 attack hits and 1 hit of shadow damage.

If an enemy meets both of the above conditions, the first one will be prioritized.

  • Umbral Erasure
  • Deals 1 hit of 497-553% shadow damage to the target, and inflicts poison for 15 seconds.
    • Skill Chain can be triggered 3 seconds after activating this skill. Using Umbral Erasure during this window will make it deal 1 hit of 553% and 1 hit of 442% shadow damage to the target.
    • Furthermore, if the target has a buff or is in a break state when using Crisis Edge, this will also result in a “Skill Chain”, altering the effects of Umbral Erasure if it is used during the “Skill Chain” window, depending on which condition is met:
      • If the target has buffs,  one buff will be dispelled, and then 1 attack hit and 1 hit of shadow damage will be dealt.
      • If the target was in a break state, this skill will deal 2 hits of shadow damage.

If an enemy meets both of the above conditions, the first one will be prioritized.

ABILITIES

  • Reduced Defense Punisher
    Increases damage to enemies with reduced defense by 25-30%, depending on the ability level.
  • Guardian Shadow
    Reduces susceptibility to blindness and paralysis by 50-100%, depending on the ability level.
  • Poisoned Punisher
    Increases damage to poisoned enemies by 25-30%, depending on the ability level.

CO-ABILITIES

  • Dragon Haste
    Increases dragon gauge fill rate by 8-15%, depending on the ability level.
  • Poison (Shadow) = User Strength
    This ability only affects team members that are attuned to Shadow. It increases their strength by 6-13% for 15 seconds when they poison an enemy.

Dragalia Lost: Game Updates

The latest version of Dragalia Lost (version 2.16.0) was released last January 24, 2022. Although it wasn’t as massive as the previous update (version 2.15.0; patch notes here), it included a Tenfold Summon Voucher gift to all players which can be claimed from a beautifully wrapped virtual goodie box!

Read on to see the notable updates from this version:

  • New events are added in the Events Compendium: the defensive event Shadow of the Mukuroshyu, and the onslaught event Elementary Escapades.
  • Balance adjustments to adventurers Sandalphon and Kimono Notte when controlled by the game’s AI; adventurer Ilias also received an update where the alchemic cartridges are exempt from the effects of Curse of Nihility.
  • New abilities to be added to Fafnir Upgrade screen in the Kaleidoscope: The Dawn Amber Intake Boost and Dusk Amber Intake Boost abilities.

Stay tuned as Nintendo brings us more content for this beloved game, Dragalia Lost.

 

Dragalia Lost: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I play this game solo? Co-op?

Yes! There are both solo and co-op quests in the game for players to choose from.

Do remember that in Solo quests, it doesn’t mean you have to be alone. You can choose a Helper character from your friends or random guests.

  • What are Mana Circles, and what should I do with them?
    You can unlock and manage your adventurers’ skills and abilities in Mana Circles. This is accessible via the Upgrade menu, and each adventurer will have a Mana Circle.

Use Mana (which can be earned from quests or events) or Elemental Orbs to upgrade Mana Circles.

  • What is the Halidom?

Halidom is a small kingdom that you can unlock after completing Chapter 1 of the main story. You can cultivate this by building structures and facilities to farm items that will enhance your Adventurers’ skills/abilities.

  • How do I get Adventurers?
    Dragalia Lost is considered a gacha game, where you can get new and random characters by summoning.
  • What is Might? How do I increase it?

Might is a stat showing the sum of all your sources – your adventurers, their levels, mana circle status, weapons, dragons, and wyrmprints. As your adventurers get stronger, so is your Might.

It serves as a guide for your progression. Quests will have a suggested Might level that shows their expected difficulty.

Conclusion

So that’s our tier list for Dragalia Lost. This tier list should be seen as an investment guide. It is not reflective of an Adventurer’s raw power in a vacuum. Instead, it focuses on an Adventurer’s capabilities in current endgame content presented within Dragalia Lost. A higher tier unit will have an easier time finding groups due to their potent capabilities as either support, damage, or healing units. Lower tier units meanwhile typically have reduced viability as a result of their kits being inferior to units above them, and as such will have a hard time joining public lobbies. As such, investing in an S-Tier Adventurer will make progression easier and smoother than a lower-tier one.

If you like this article, be sure to check out our Exos Heroes Tier List as well!

Dan Western is the founder of Gaming Gorilla, as well as several other infotainment blogs. When he's not working on his business, he's likely in the gym or playing video games. Dan's current setup is a PS5/Nintendo Switch living room setup, and a custom RTX 3090, I9-10850K inside the Lian Li 011D Mini for his office setup.

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