MultiVersus is a fighter with a roster pulled from all kinds of Warner Bros franchises.
As the dust settles from the latest patch and with the arrival of Marvin the Martian as the latest DLC character, a new meta is beginning to emerge.
MultiVersus is very much still taking shape as a fighting game, but there's certainly enough to go on now in terms of Season 2 fighter rankings. As such, we've put together own very own MultiVersus tier list. This ranks every fighter currently in the game, and give some context as to how we decided each category.
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MultiVersus tier list
We've ranked every fighter in MultiVersus into a single list, based on their strengths, weaknesses, options for attack, recovery, and general attack power. It's worth noting that MultiVersus is still very early in its meta development. As players and pros spend more time with it, and as new adjustments are made in the form of patches, this list is likely to change somewhat.
MultiVersus is a very exciting place to be, with every character feeling viable in team play. Some fighters, like Jake the Dog have received nerfs in the latest patch, while other fighters like Gizmo have gotten better.
MultiVersus tier list (Fighters ranked by tier, last updated January 6th, 2023)
|Wonder Woman, Finn, Velma
|Arya, Shaggy, Harley Quinn, Taz, Bugs Bunny, Tom + Jerry
|Batman, Morty, Garnet, Rick, Stripe, Black Adam
|Reindog, LeBron, Superman, Gizmo, Marvin
|Steven Universe, Iron Giant, Jake the Dog
MultiVersus tier list (Fighters listed alphabetically)
|Tom and Jerry
How we settled on our MultiVersus tier list in Season 2
With the arrival of the latest Season 2.2 patch in MultiVersus, we've made some updates to our tier list. The majority of the characters on the roster underwent changes, with some being heavily nerfed, some being significantly buffed, and others seeing smaller balancing tweaks. Marvin the Martian from Looney Tunes has also been added, and while players are definitely still getting to grips with him, we're confident in his placement for now.
Here are the MultiVersus tier list changes following Stripe in Season 2 at a glance:
- Black Adam - moved from 'Strong' to 'Good.'
- Marvin - added to 'Average.'
- Jake the Dog - moved from 'Average' to 'Weak.'
We've moved some characters around based on these recent changes. In terms of buffs, Gizmo and Garnet the clear winners, but their buffs weren't enough for any tier changes at this time.
Meanwhile, Black Adam and Jake the Dog both received nerfs. Some changes seem to have been more detrimental than others, particluarly Jake the Dog's, whose air attacks have been weakened across the board. As a result, both have dropped down a tier this time around.
Marvin has now arrived in MultiVersus and is already proving to be a really fun fighter. Unfortunately, they can be extremely difficult to learn, and don't seem to be up to the fight in their current form. As a result, we're putting them in the 'Average' tier until they are buffed slightly.
Something that's been factored into our tier list is the results of the EVO 2022 Multiversus tournament that was held back in August. This was a great event that allowed us to see how pro players handled the MultiVersus roster. Bugs and Velma were the overwhelming favourites here, and we've used some outcomes from these matchups to inform our decisions.
Who are the best fighters in MultiVersus?
Let's review the fighters in our 'best' tier. As we mentioned previously, Velma absolutely dominated EVO 2022, and it's been our experience that she is still very much top tier.
Velma is a great support, able to lower cooldowns for the team. It's worth noting that while Velma has received significant nerfs in Season 1 so far, she is still an absolutely great character to play as.
Also in the 'Best' tier are Wonder Woman and Finn. Finn just hits like an absolute truck, and has great hitboxes and kill options.
Wonder Woman did receive some nerfs in the most recent patch, in particular to her down special, but is still a great fighter. Choose any of these three characters and you will dominate in MultiVersus, they're all relatively easy to learn, too.
Ultimately, we recommend using our tier list as a jumping off point to try out new characters. There's also loads of great analysis by pro players post-EVO, and while not all of these are great for more casual players, they can be extremely interesting and give insight into why certain characters are currently dominating the meta.
For one, Super Smash Bros. pro Nakat's tier list is a very interesting watch, and while it differs from ours, you'll learn plenty about how the roster performed at EVO 2022 as a whole. You can watch it below:
Another great watch is that of streamer Lilsun, who has put together a video on the MultiVersus tier list based purely on competitive results. You can watch it below:
Like any fighting game, MultiVersus will receive new fighters and changes to the meta as it goes. This means our tier list will also be updated, and will change depending on which characters have been nerfed, and which have been buffed. Stay tuned for changes to the meta, and to this tier list in the future.
Best Assassin in MultiVersus
The best Assassin character in MultiVersus is Finn the Human. Assassins specialise in dealing damage while moving around quickly.
Agility is key here, and in that respect Finn has many options. Side Special can be used to move while blocking projectiles, and if your special is charged up, you can throw gems which can essentially be used to teleport.
The reason Finn comes out on top of his class is due to his ability to do massive damage. Damaging enemies will cause them to drop gold, which is used to buff specials.
They can also be spent using down special. There are three options in this menu that pops up. The first, increases speed while another grants a projectile shield while charging. The third choice beings BMO into battle, allowing players to deal extra damage.
Finn has plenty of great options for dealing damage, as well as a high-five move that can deflect projectiles. Finn's main weakness is a lack of ranged attacks, but with this reflect ability, he can send projectiles back at the enemy.
Of all the Assassin fighters, Finn is our pick for the best currently.
Best Bruiser in MultiVersus
Bruisers are all about dealing damage, able to hit hard in a variety of scenarios. Shaggy is now our pick here, following a heavy nerf to Batman.
Shaggy is a really easy fighter to learn, able to do huge damage after charging up attacks.
He also has a projectile, which still hits extremely hard following recent changes to the projectile attack meta.
Generally, you want to be using the sandwich whenever you can, as you can also pick it up as a health item for your teammates.
Best Mage in MultiVersus
Mages are fast becoming one of the clear winners in terms of class in MultiVersus. This is because in its current state, MultiVersus is seriously weighted towards fighters that can do damage at range.
Bugs Bunny is the best Mage in our opinion, even after recent nerfs following the Gizmo patch.
There isn't really anything that Bugs doesn't have up his sleeves, from traps, to falling projectiles and even specials that can be used to buff teammates.
Bugs has already been nerfed a couple of times, but it's clear that he is still somewhat over-powered in the current meta.
Watching pro players use Bugs Bunny is a real treat, especially the Bunny Burrow tactic that leaves re-enterable tunnels around the map.
When paired with certain perks, just using the tunnels will seriously buff your team.
Best Support in MultiVersus
Support fighters are currently the most complicated of all the classes in MultiVersus. Velma is the most straightforward, and notably can be used effectively in 1v1 matches.
Velma was the standout fighter in EVO 2022, with players using her support moves to constantly buff the team, and cause trouble for opponents.
Playing as Velma is all about applying various passive effects on both allies and foes. One particularly interesting mechanic is the Investigation system. As Velma fights, evidence will spawn after certain attacks.
Collect enough of this and you can summon a police car to stun an enemy of your choice.
This leads into so many combos and kill options that it's easy to see why Velma currently sits in the 'Strong' tier in our list.
Best Tank in MultiVersus
Finally, let's take a look at the best Tank fighter in MultiVersus. This is Wonder Woman, now that Season 1 patches have taken effect.
Wonder Woman has always had amazing potential since the very first network test in MultiVersus. There were a couple of things holding her back from jumping up to the 'Best' tier however. Thankfully, recent buffs have really improved things.
There is one wrinkle here, and that is that, at the time of writing, there is a bug that causes Wonder Woman to take damage when using one of her specials. This will likely be fixed in an upcoming update.
Wonder Woman is a very solid Tank character indeed, able to soak up tons of damage, all the while getting in close for powerful attacks. Her Lasso is now a great option for bringing enemies to her, and her up special does massive damage and is very easy to hit.
Finally, Wonder Woman's down special can be used to clear an ally of any debuffs. This is very useful when facing off against Velma or Bugs.
So there you have it, our MultiVersus tier list. Now that you've seen what the best fighters in the game are, head on over to our best MultiVersus fighters for beginners to get started with the game.
Elsewhere, there's our guide on the voice cast for MultiVersus.