With Dragon Ball Legends just having dropped a new set of characters, it is again time for a new Fighter Tier list. So, we’ve done our digging and we’ve concocted a list right here for you.
Dive in to find out who the best units in the game right now are, who you need to summon for when their respective banners make a return, and what units you can utilize to climb higher in the PvP ranks.
With the addition of Legends Limited Super Saiyan Trunks, Buuhan, and a Tien that looks like he could break the meta entirely, it’s never been more important to stay up to date with the best units.
Dragon Ball Legends Character Ranking (Tier List)
With a Ranked PvP scene as challenging and rigorous as that of DBL, staying on top of the meta is the only way to consistently gain RP.
And while the meta is usually defined by teams and tags that are buffed up by good units, the leader slot update has made making certain units work with other teams significantly easier.
So, here is a tier-by-tier ranking of all the best units in Dragon Ball Legends and their tags, along with an explanation of what each tier represents.
Disclaimer: Most of these rankings are subject to change with the arrival of new units and how they fit into the game’s meta. Units are also ranked according to their stats and performance at 14 stars. (and a Zenkai Awakening where applicable)
Z Tier units are the absolute best of the best. These units are on top of the Dragon Ball Legends Tier List because of how easily they can dominate enemy teams, even on their own.
Simultaneously, these units have a large plethora of teams that they belong on and easily fit into, and are units that will be seen controlling the meta regardless of upcoming units in the foreseeable future.
LL SP Tag Android 17 and 18
Color: Red (Reverse-Red on Tag)
Tags: Android, Future, Powerful Opponent
– Android 17: Long Range Green Card, Green Card Hit Nullifies Cover Change, Nullifies Endurance, Blast Arts Cover Change, Draws Card After Strike Or Blast Hit, 25% Damage Inflicted After Every Card Hit.
– Android 18: Reduces Enemy Vanishing Gauge With Green Card, Nullifies Cover Change and Endurance, Reduces Enemy Dragon Balls by 1 on Tag Switch, Restores Vanishing Gauge by 5% on every Strike Or Blast Hit, Draws Strike Card.
Teams: Androids, Powerful Opponent, Future
UL Super Gogeta
Tags: Fusion Warrior, Sagas From The Movies, Saiyan
Kit Highlights: Nullifies Cover Change With Green Card, Lock In After Ally Is Defeated, Type Disadvantage Nullification, Can Draw Two Ultimate Cards, Draws Blue Card When Unique Gauge Is Filled, Strike Cover Change.
Teams: Fusion Warrior, Sagas From The Movies, Super Saiyans (With Bardock)
UL Super Vegito
Tags: Fusion Warrior, Saiyan
Kit Highlights: Counters Tap Shots and Blast Arts using Unique Gauge, Endurance when Health Reaches 0, Strike Cover Change, Long Range Comboable Green Card, Green Card allows Combos From Cover Change, Nullifies Cover Change on Counter, Stacks Card Draw Speed.
Teams: Fusion Warrior
UL SSB Kaioken Goku
Tags: God Ki, Universal Survival Saga, Son Family
Kit Highlights: Nullifies Cover Change With Main, Restores Vanishing Gauge and Draws Green Card Every Time Unique Gauge Is Filled, Green Card to Strike Card, Strike Cover Change.
Teams: Universal Survival Saga, God Ki, Son Family
LL SP Ultra Instinct Goku
Tags: God Ki, Universal Survival Saga, Son Family
Kit Highlights: Counters Enemy Attacks When Standing Still, Nullifies Cover Change With Main, Draws Card, and Restores Counter Gauge with Green Card, Endurance As Last Stand Unit, Blast and Strike Cover Change
Teams: Universal Survival Saga, God Ki, Son Family
LL Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Rai-Ku)
Tags: Sagas From The Movies, Saiyan, Son Family
Kit Highlights: Nullifies Cover Change on Switch In, Restores Vanishing Gauge and Reduces Enemy Vanishing Gauge (Tied to Unique Gauge), Type Disadvantage Nullification, Lock-in Blue Card, Strike Cover Change
Teams: Sagas From The Movies, Son Family
LL SP Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta (Zenkai VII)
Tags: Vegeta Clan, God Ki, Future
Kit Highlights: Sub Count Reduction, Health Restore Green Card, Lock-in Ultimate Attack, Type Nullification When Allies Take Damage.
Teams: Vegeta Clan, God Ki
SP Angel Golden Frieza
Tags: Lineage Of Evil, Otherworld Warrior, Universe Survival Saga
Kit Highlights: Nullifies Cover Change With Main, Cancels Enemy Upgrades, Extreme Bleed with Green Card, Extreme Bleed with Blue Card, Nullifies Type Disadvantage With Blue Card Draws Blue Card With Green Card.
Teams: Lineage of Evil, Universe Survival Saga
LL SP Perfect Cell
Tags: Powerful Opponent, Androids, Regeneration
Kit Highlights: Vanishing Gauge Restore on Green Card, Reduce Enemy Vanish on Green Card, Extra Damage against Saiyans and Hybrid Saiyans, Reduces Enemy Dragon Balls when Triggering Revival, Cannot Be Paralysed, Blast Cover Change.
Teams: Regeneration, Androids
Tier S units fall just below S Tier units because of a few minor reasons spread across the board. Their kits either lack a major component to make them worthy of the top spot, or their team compositions aren’t as widely ranged as S Tier units.
Moreover, A Tier units in the Dragon Ball Legends Tier List, when utilized correctly, hold the same potential to dominate entire teams. This especially holds true when they are run with their ideal teams.
|1||LL Tag SSB Goku and Vegeta||Purple, Son Family, Vegeta Clan|
|2||LL SP Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta||Green, GT, Fusion Warrior|
|3||LL SP SSB Vegito (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Future, Fusion|
|4||LL SP Sword of Hope Trunks (Adult)||Blue, Future, Vegeta Clan|
|5||SP Final Form Frieza (Revival)||Blue, Namek Saga, Lineage of Evil|
|6||LL SP Full Power Frieza||Yellow, Lineage of Evil, Powerful Opponent|
|7||LL SP Super Saiyan Gohan||Yellow, Future, Hybrid Saiyan|
|8||SP Whis||Purple, God Ki|
|9||SP Tapion||Yellow, Sagas From The Movies, Powerful Opponent|
|10||SP Goku (Zenkai VII)||Green, Sagas From The Movies, Son Family|
|11||LL Super Saiyan Trunks||Green, Hybrid Saiyans, Future|
|12||LL Majin Vegeta (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Saiyans, Vegeta Family|
Units in Tier A belong in the middle of the meta, where with the right teams and utilization, they can put up fair fights with A or S Tier units. These units majorly have strong kits, or very high stats at their peaks, with the difference being made entirely in the teams around them.
Fighters like Super Vegito and Future Purple Vegeta, while being predominantly found on Mono Purple, are mediocre at best on their own. On the other hand, characters like GoD Beerus have unique mechanics like anti-Revival but lack full teams to support them.
Note: SP BLUE Tien is currently in A Tier given his Rising Rush cancellation mechanic hasn’t been added to the game. Once added, that alone should make him an S-Tier unit.
|1||LL SP First Form Frieza (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Lineage of Evil, Powerful Opponent|
|2||LL SP Super Vegito (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Fusion Warrior, Saiyan|
|3||LL SP Full Power Jiren||Purple, Powerful Opponent, USS|
|4||SP Transforming Super Saiyan Vegeta||Blue, USS, Vegeta Clan|
|5||SP Full Power Frieza (Zenkai VII)||Yellow, Namek Saga, Lineage of Evil|
|6||SP Buu: Gohan Absorbed||Red, Regeneration|
|7||SP Tien||Blue, Super Warrior, Majin Buu Saga|
|8||SP Beerus God of Destruction||Blue, God Ki, USS|
|10||LL SP Super Saiyan Broly: Full Power||Blue, Super Saiyan, Powerful Opponent|
|11||SP SSB Vegeta (Zenkai VII)||Purple, God Ki, Ressurection F|
|12||SP Zamasu (Goku Black Assist)||Green, God Ki, Future|
|13||SP Gamma 1||Green, Sagas From The Movies, Android|
|14||SP Gamma 2||Blue, Sagas From The Movies, Android|
|15||SP Boujack||Red, Sagas From The Movies, Powerful Opponent|
|16||LL SP Super Saiyan Gohan (Revival)||Purple, Hybrid Saiya, Sagas From The Movies|
|17||SP Super Saiyan Goku (Zenkai VII)||Yellow, Sagas From The Movies, Son Family|
|18||SP Majuub||Yellow, GT, Fusion|
|19||LL SP Super Saiyan 4 Goku||Yellow, GT, Son Family|
|20||SP Great Saiyaman 1 and 2 (Assist) (Zenkai VII)||Red, Sagas From The Movies, Hybrid Saiyan|
|21||SP First Form Frieza||Green, Lineage of Evil, Frieza Force|
|22||LL SP SSB Evolved Vegeta||Yellow, USS, Vegeta Clan|
|23||SP Vados||Green, God Ki, Rival Universe|
|24||LL SP Bardock||Yellow, Saiyan, Team Bardock|
|25||LL SP Super Saiyan 2 Gohan (Zenkai VII)||Red, Hybrid Saiyan, Son Family|
|26||SP Chilled (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Lineage of Evil|
|27||SP SSB Goku||Red, God Ki, Ressurection F|
|28||SP SSB Vegeta||Blue, God Ki, Ressurection F|
|29||LL SP Half-Corrupted Zamasu||Red, God Ki, Future|
|30||EX Tag Gohan and Trunks (Youth)||Green, Hybrid Saiyan, Future|
|31||HE World Champion Hercule||Blue|
|32||SP Super Saiyan Bardock (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Super Saiyan, Saiyan|
|33||SP Android 21: Evil (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Android, Regeneration|
B Tier Units end up where they are on the rankings because of major drawbacks in either their kits or in the teams they are run on.
Characters like Legends Limited Kid Buu and Demon King Piccolo, despite being extremely useful in terms of their kits, end up being almost below average on teams other than Regeneration.
On the other hand, units like Saiyan Saga Vegeta have full teams around them, but end up underperforming because of their stats and having been power-crept by newer units.
|1||UL Omega Shenron||Red, GT, Shadow Dragon|
|2||SP Android #17||Yellow, Android, USS|
|3||LL SP Vegeta||Red, Saiyan Saga, Powerful Opponent|
|4||SP Super Saiyan Goku||Yellow, Sagas From The Movies, Super Saiyan|
|5||SP Demon King Piccolo (Zenkai VII)||Yellow, Regeneration, Dragon Ball Saga|
|6||SP Fusion Zamasu (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Regeneration, God Ki|
|7||SP God of Destruction Toppo||Green, God Ki, USS|
|8||SP Final Form Frieza||Red, Sagas From The Movies, Lineage of Evil|
|9||SP SSB Gogeta||Yellow, Fusion, Sagas From The Movies|
|10||LL SP Super Saiyan Kid Goten (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Son Family, Sagas From The Movies|
|11||LL SP Piccolo||Yellow, Saiyan Saga, Regeneration|
|12||SP Piccolo Fused with Nail||Red, Sagas From The Movies, Regeneration|
|13||SP Kaioken Goku||Green, Saiyan, Namek Saga|
|14||SP Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black (Zenkai VII)||Red, God Ki, Powerful Opponent|
|15||LL SP Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Zenkai VII)||Green, Saiyan, Majin Buu Saga|
|16||SP Broly||Green, Sagas From The Movies, Saiyan|
|17||SP Super Saiyan 4 Goku (Zenkai VII)||Purple, GT, Son Family|
|18||SP Buu: Kid||Green, Regeneration, Powerful Opponent|
|19||LL SP Kid Buu||Blue, Powerful Opponent, Regeneration|
|20||SP Majin Buu: Good (Zenkai VII)||Green, Regeneration|
|21||SP Android #21 (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Androids|
|22||SP SSB Vegeta||Purple, Future, Vegeta Clan|
|23||SP Goku (Coat)||Purple, Sagas From The Movies, Son Family|
|24||SP Super Gogeta (Zenkai VII)||Red, Fusion, Sagas From The Movies|
|25||EX Android #17 (Zenkai VII)||Red, Android|
|26||LL SP Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black||Purple, God Ki, Future|
|27||SP Toppo||Blue, Rival Universe|
|28||SP Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Son Family, Saiyan|
|29||SP Android #18||Green, Android|
|30||LL SP Goku (Transforming) (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Saiyan, Super Saiyan|
|31||SP Android #18 (Zenkai VII)||Yellow, Android|
|32||SP Android #21||Red, Android|
|33||EX Dyspo||Green, USS, Rival Universe|
|34||EX Toppo||Yellow, Rival Universe, USS|
|35||SP Metal Cooler||Green, Sagas From The Movies, Lineage of Evil|
|36||SP Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta (Zenkai VII)||Red, GT, Vegeta Clan|
|37||SP Broly: Cheelai (Assist) (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Sagas From The Movies, Frieza Force|
|38||SP Super Saiyan Vegeta (Zenkai VII)||Yellow, GT, Vegeta Clan|
|39||EX Kale||Blue, Rival Universe, USS|
|40||SP Super Saiyan Berserk Kale (Zenkai VII)||Red, Rival Universe, Super Saiyan|
|41||EX Jiren||Blue, Powerful Opponent, Rival Universe|
|42||SP Metal Cooler (Zenkai VII)||Red, Regeneration, Sagas From The Movies|
|43||SP Super Janemba (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Regeneration, Sagas From The Movies|
|44||SP Demon King Piccolo (Aged)||Purple, Regeneration, Powerful Opponent|
|45||SP Vegeta||Yellow, Vegeta Clan, Saiyan|
|46||SP Final Form Frieza (Zenkai VII)||Yellow, Lineage of Evil, Frieza Force|
|47||SP Nappa||Blue, Saiyan, Saiyan Saga|
|48||SP SSB Goku (Zenkai VII)||Blue, God Ki, Son Family|
|49||LL SP God of Destruction Beerus (Zenkai VII)||Green, God Ki|
|50||EX Yurin||Green, Girls, USS|
|51||SP Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Kid)||Blue, GT, Son Family|
|52||EX Gokua||Blue, Sagas From The Movies, Hera Clan|
|53||SP Bergamo||Red, USS, Rival Universe|
|54||SP Super #17 (Zenkai VII)||Green, GT, Android|
|55||SP Super Saiyan Teen Gohan (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Son Family, Sagas From The Movies|
|56||SP Android #18||Blue, USS, Android|
|57||SP Goten||Yellow, Son Family, Kids|
|58||SP Super Trunks (Zenkai VII)||Green, Super Saiyan, Hybrid Saiyan|
C Tier Fighters are at the bottom of the meta. This means that they no longer do what they were initially meant to do, or have better variations of themselves with new and improved versions of their kits.
A classic example of this is Legends Limited UI Sign Goku. With the release of Mastered Ultra Instinct Goku, his dodge mechanic seems almost useless compared to the much better counter mechanic.
C Tier also constitutes fighters that have only one solid team and are heavily reliant on it to feel relevant to today’s meta.
|1||LL SP Ultra Instinct Sign Goku||Purple, God Ki, Son Family|
|2||SP Final Form Cooler (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Lineage of Evil, Sagas From The Movies|
|3||SP Super Saiyan Broly||Yellow, Super Saiyan, Powerful Opponent|
|4||SP Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Girls, Rival Universe|
|5||SP Goku Black||Green, Future, Powerful Opponent|
|6||SP Super Saiyan 2 Trunks (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Future, Hybrid Saiyan|
|7||SP Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla: Kale (Assist)||Yellow, Girls, Rival Universe|
|8||SP Hit||Purple, Rival Universe, USS|
|9||SP Gogeta (Zenkai VII)||Blue, Fusion, Sagas From The Movies|
|10||EX Yajirobe||Purple, Saiyan Saga|
|11||SP Super Saiyan Broly (Zenkai VII)||Purple, Super Saiyan, Powerful Opponent|
|12||SP Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black||Yellow, God Ki, Regeneration|
|13||SP Legendary Super Saiyan Broly (Zenkai VII)||Green, Sagas From The Movies, Powerful Opponent|
|14||SP Super Saiyan Trunks (Teen)||Green, Hybrid Saiyan, Vegeta Clan|
|15||UL Super Saiyan Goku||Red, Namek Saga, Son Family|
|16||UL Vegeta||Purple, Namek Saga, Saiyan|
|17||SP Eis Shenron||Blue, GT, Shadow Dragon|
|18||SP Nuova Shenron||Yellow, GT, Shadow Dragon|
|19||SP Super Saiyan 2 Kefla||Red, Fusion, USS|
|20||SP Android #21: Good||Green, Android, Regeneration|
|21||SP Legendary Super Saiyan Broly||Purple, Powerful Opponent, Saiyan|
|22||SP Super Saiyan Cabba (Zenkai VII)||Green, Rival Universe, Saiyan|
|23||EX Mai||Red, Future, Girls|
|24||EX Saibaman||Green, Saiyan Saga, Minion|
|25||SP Gohan (Kid) (Revival)||Green, Saiyan Saga, Hybrid Saiyan|
|26||SP Fused with Kami Piccolo (Zenkai VII)||Yellow, Regeneration|
|27||EX Roberry||Red, Frieza Force|
What’s The Strongest Character In Dragon Ball Legends?
With the current standing of the meta, the strongest character in Dragon Ball Legends is Legends Limited Tag Android 17 and 18.
This formidable duo deals insane damage, can deal with Blue and Yellow units due to the Tag Switch mechanic, and can inflict opponent teams with powerful debuffs like sustained damage up and nullify cover change.
Is Ultra Instinct Goku Good In Dragon Ball Legends?
Ultra Instinct Goku in Dragon Ball Legends is an extremely powerful unit.
With the unique gauge that allows him to counter opponent attacks and the fact that he gains endurance when his allies die, he’s formidable both as part of a team and solo.
Who Is The Weakest Character In Dragon Ball Legends?
The weakest character in DBL is Hero World Champion Hercule.
But despite being the weakest, he is also the most annoying character in DBL with his ability to inflict the enemy team with paralysis.
Who Is The Strongest Saiyan In Dragon Ball Legends?
The strongest Saiyan in Dragon Ball Legends is Ultra Super Gogeta.
Being the first summonable Ultra unit, Super Gogeta has managed to stay on top of the meta since his release at the end of 2021. His last stand mechanics, along with two ultimate attacks and nullifying cover change, make him a formidable force to this day.
While this might be the current standing of characters in the game, the meta is ever-changing especially with the addition of new characters every month.
Do you agree with the rankings? Should a character be higher or lower on our DBL tier list? Let us know what you think.