MultiVersus is a fighter with a roster pulled from all kinds of Warner Bros franchises.
As the dust settles from the latest Season 1 patch and with the arrival of Gizmo 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 1 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 Bugs and Batman, have received significant nerfs after the Season 1 patch, and other fighters like Arya and Finn have improved after the patch.
MultiVersus tier list (Fighters ranked by tier, last updated September 13th, 2022)
|Best||Wonder Woman, Finn, Velma|
|Strong||Arya, Shaggy, Harley Quinn, Taz, Bugs Bunny|
|Good||Batman, Jake, Tom + Jerry, Morty|
|Average||Reindog, LeBron, Garnet, Superman, Gizmo|
|Weak||Steven Universe, Iron Giant|
MultiVersus tier list (Fighters listed alphabetically)
|MultiVersus fighter||Tier ranking|
|Tom and Jerry||Good|
How we settled on our MultiVersus tier list in Season 1
With the arrival of the latest Season 1 patch in MultiVersus, we've made significant updates to our tier list. Every single character on the roster underwent changes, with some being heavily nerfed, some being significantly buffed, and others seeing smaller balancing tweaks. Gizmo from Gremlins 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 Gizmo in Season 1 at a glance:
- Batman - moved from 'Strong' to 'Good'.
- Bugs - moved from 'Best' to 'Strong'.
- Gizmo - debuts as 'Average'.
- Superman - moved from 'Good' to 'Average'.
We've moved some characters around based on these recent changes. In terms of buffs, Finn is the clear winner, but no fighters have jumped up a tier this time around.
Meanwhile, Batman, Bugs Bunny and Superman all received nerfs. Some seem to have been more detrimental than others, particluarly Batman, who has been heavily affected by the new changes to projectiles. In essence, his Batarang can now be broken very easily. Batman, Bugs and Superman have all dropped down a tier.
Gizmo has now arrived in MultiVersus and is already proving to be a very interesting character. He has a lot of potential, with plenty of ranged attacks, but he is not great as a support character. None of his support moves really measure up when compared to Velma, though he's definitely great at dealing damage. Until players spend more time with him and work out his combos, or until his abilities as a support character are buffed, he's sitting comfortably in the 'Average' tier.
As well as this, our MultiVersus tier list is based on experience with the closed alpha and open beta phases of MultiVersus. We've spent hours toying around with different combinations in the practice arena, and generally have based our picks on a 2v2 team environment. During our time playing, some fighters really stood out, these are found in the 'Best' category of our list.
Another thing that's been factored into our tier list is the results of the EVO 2022 Multiversus tournament that was held 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.
MultiVersus 'Best' tier fighters
Let's start off with our picks for the 'Best' tier fighters. As we mentioned previously, Velma absolutely dominated EVO 2022, and it's been our experience that she is still very much top tier. Bugs has been moved out of this tier after the patch that followed Gizmo's addition to the roster.
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.
MultiVersus 'Strong' tier fighters
Now we move one tier down, to the 'Strong' tier. These are fighters that could end up being real contenders, but are missing one or two qualities that hold them back. Harley is simply too easy to damage and kill at present, and Shaggy has been heavily nerfed since launch. Shaggy can be amazing, especially if you master his sandwich projectile, but he can be tricky to use when things get more chaotic.
We've moved Bugs Bunny down to this tier after the most recent patch. He has had his weight lowered, and it's clear that the developers are set on balancing the character after he dominated the early-game meta.
We'll have to wait and see if upcoming patches move any of the 'Strong' fighters up or down a tier.
MultiVersus 'Good' and 'Average' tier fighters
As we move down our tier list, the 'Good' and 'Average' fighters get harder to differentiate between. This is because, at the time of writing anyway, most of the characters in MultiVersus are viable in some way.
Fighters in these categories can absolutely win you matches, but we either haven't been impressed in our research, or haven't seen too many players using them correctly.
There are a few fighters across these two categories that are worth highlighting however. First is LeBron, who in our opinion has some serious potential to be one of the best fighters in the game. He has multiple movesets, and amazing range with his projectiles. As players spend more time with MultiVersus, expect LeBron to climb up the rankings somewhat.
Next is Tom and Jerry, who have showed real promise at the professional level. They are quite a complicated fighter, and because of that it's hard to recommend them to anyone that isn't playing at a high level. Even so, They're worth keeping an eye on for sure.
Batman received yet another nerf recently, and the difference is pretty significant. Still, his verticality and comboing abilities that make him stand out, as great players will be able to pepper the enemy with batarangs inbetween attacks.
Morty launched right into the 'Good' tier, and he's definitely one of the best picks in this category. The reason for this is that he is a Bruiser fighter but with incredible agility and range. He's one of the most versatile fighters in the game by far, and has real potential to climb up the tiers as players spend more time with him.
Superman is probably the best in the 'Average' tier, with great speed and a ridiculous amount of health and defense. Superman showed real promise early on, but a recent nerf to his down special has really changed the way he plays.
Then there's Gizmo, the latest addition to the roster. He's frankly a very strange character, labelled as a support but without much ability to apply status effects or buffs. Hopefully, as players spend more time working him out, he can become more viable, Regardless, he does great damage, and is a blast to play as if you are a Gremlins fan.
MultiVersus 'Weak' tier fighters
And now onto the 'Weak' tier fighters. The good news is that there's only really two fighters right now that can be classed as 'Weak.' Steven Universe is just too strange a character at present, and needs some serious buffs and retooling to become competitive.
As a Support character, it's hard to see why anyone would choose him over Velma or Reindog, but there is potential there. I consider Steven Universe to be similar to Iron Giant, in that the community just hasn't worked them out yet. I do hope that Steven gets some love in the future, but for now he is very hard to recommend.
Lastly, we have Iron Giant. Even after hours of play, we still haven't been able to work this fighter out. He has such a strange playstyle that it's likely to be a while before we see anyone using him in an interesting way. Unfortunately, Iron Giant received several nerfs at the start of Season 1, making him even harder to recommend.
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.
MultiVersus Season 1 is here, alongside the latest patch notes and a look at the DLC schedule. Want to get the most out of the game? We have a MultiVersus tier list and how to unlock MultiVersus characters, plus the voice actors 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.