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Multiversus tier list June 2024 - best characters ranked

Check out this Multiversus tier list to see where the strongest DC Superheroes and villains stand against Cartoon Network and Looney Tunes characters.

Multiversus tier list: Stripe is a green and yellow spiked gremlin with a white mohawk. He is staring at the camera with barred teeth and is standing in a room with creepy paintings in the background.

Who is on the Multiversus tier list? The Warner Bros fighting game is back after some time away, with brand-new fighters on the roster. We now know how the likes of Jason Vorhees will compare to the most powerful characters on the roster, from DC Superheroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman to Cartoon Network favorites like Finn the Human from Adventure Time or Shaggy and Velma from Scooby Doo.

With such an illustrious gathering of fighters, a Multiversus tier list was inevitable. Judging by other competitive fighting games, ranking which of these fighters are the best characters goes beyond looking at their individual abilities. If your roster is looking a little thin, take a look at our guide to unlock characters in Multiversus, so you can be sure to spend your hard-won currency on the best fighters in the game.

Multiversus tier list

Here is our current Multiversus tier list:

Tier Characters
S Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny, Shaggy, Banana Guard
A Batman, Finn the Human, The Joker, Superman, Jake the Dog, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Black Adam
B Jason, Stripe, Rick, Morty, Reindog, Gizmo, Taz, Black Adam, Iron Giant
C Garnet, Tom & Jerry, LeBron James, Velma, Marvin the Martian, Steven Universe

Like any good RPG game, the Multiversus character roster is split into five total roles: Bruisers, Assassins, and Mages as the main damage dealers, Supports who buff the whole team, and Tanks that absorb lots of blows. The game is balanced heavily in favor of most Assassins, Mages, and Bruisers, but notable exceptions exist.

S-tier

Multiversus tier list - Arya Stark is gripping onto her sword to steady herself.

Arya Stark

At the end of the beta, Arya was the best Assassin class character in the game and she’s still incredibly strong now. She has access to one of the coolest-looking abilities – stealing faces from opponents to temporarily transform into them – and her combination of being an Assassin and a melee-focused fighter makes her a force to be reckoned with. Because Arya regularly damages foes up close, you’ll need to frequently dodge attacks and apply the ‘Disorient’ ability, which causes the next melee attack to break armor and flip the enemy to face away from Arya.

This can be useful since she gets a damage bonus for back attacks. She also spawns a pie to heal allies and slow down enemies that run into it. Arya is, however, always in flux, particularly regarding her Up-Special, so do be wary if you decide to pick her as your new main.

Multiversus tier list: Bugs Bunny is holding a cream pie with a cherry on top.

Bugs Bunny

The most famous Looney Tunes character bar none, the wisecracking ‘Wabbit’ is one of only two Mage class characters in Multiversus. He can generate dynamite, rockets, falling safes, and custard pie-flinging robots, making him a more reliable projectile thrower than Tom and Jerry.

Since many characters easily counter projectiles, Bugs’ ability to annoy enemies with a constant barrage of yeeted bric-abrac makes him a useful distraction in 2v2 fights. Despite going through some nerfs in several balance updates, Bugs’ massive combo potential cannot be ignored, making him an easy S-tier pick.

Multiversus tier list: Shaggy, who has gone ultra instinct, is about to punch someone.

Shaggy

Since Ultra Instinct Shaggy became a meme, we somehow knew that Scooby’s cowardly companion was hiding his true power. As the most balanced fighter on the roster, his moves are not too dissimilar from other ‘Shoto’ fighting game characters. He can conjure and launch sandwiches like fireballs, has a powerful uppercut, and his flying kick is like Ryu from Street Fighter’s Hurricane Kick. Shaggy can also charge his inner power to become ‘enraged,’ giving him armor and applying the Weakened debuff to any enemies he hits.

The only thing holding Shaggy back is that he doesn’t really interact with his teammates. Aside from the small healing allies gain if they touch one of Shaggy’s sandwiches, he doesn’t bring much to the partnership outside of raw damage.

Multiversus tier list: Banana Guard is sleeping on the job inside of the Batcave.

Banana Guard

Sometimes, simplicity is perfect. Banana Guard has just the right balance of speed, range, and variety to their moveset that makes them a hard character to deal with. They can charge up some energy to make their next attack hit for more damage and greater knockback, which can have devastating consequences when coupled with the charging special.

The only thing that may hinder a Banana Guard player is the opponent’s ability to dodge. Because many of their moves have a longer startup time than most of the roster, you’ll find yourself in a world of hurt as an enemy can easily dodge attacks. Banana Guard is an excellent first choice for newer players as they’re easy to learn, but mastering the game’s mechanics

A-tier

Multiversus tier list: Batman has his arms crossed.

Batman

The Dark Knight will always be one of the coolest superheroes in the DC universe, and his arsenal of gadgets makes him a powerful vertical Bruiser. His Batarangs are the best projectile moves in the game, and his movement speed is among the fastest in the entire roster.

On top of that, his basic moves can cripple foes for a short time as they inflict the Weakened status, while his specials range from remote explosives and hook guns to a smoke bomb that substantially slows down enemies and buffs allies. Bruce Wayne’s alter ego might be the perfect fighter for you if you learn how to juggle enemies.

Multiversus tier list: Finn the Human from Adventure Time looks a bit aghast.

Finn the Human

Finn is a complicated fighter, but the best players soon figured out his intricate move set. Like his canine companion, Finn’s regular attacks have armor-breaking properties, but his specials make him stand out. Each of Finn’s regular attacks spits out a coin – if Finn collects enough coins, he gains instant access to powerful abilities.

He can purchase new temporary gear with his Down-Special or swing around his backpack with his Up-Special, which becomes more powerful if he has many coins. The hit boxes on these special attacks change depending on the number of coins you have. A balance patch did address his broken hitboxes, so he’s been knocked out of the top tier, but he’s still a formidable assassin to fight against. We have a Finn perks and combos guide here if you want to learn this character.

Multiversus tier list: The Joker stares at the viewer maniacally grinning.

The Joker

The Clown Prince of Crime has plenty of tools up his sleeve, from custard pies to explosive balloons and many more. We especially like the knockout and edge-guarding potential of his rocket launcher. His recovery options are also great, using balloons to whip across the screen easily.

Obviously, we’d love to rank him higher as he’s fun to use, but that would mean reducing the cooldown time for some of his normals, which can make for some awkward moments where you’re pressing the button and nothing comes out. As such, he takes a bit more planning than some other Mage-type characters. He does make quite the impression though, and can go toe-to-toe with even the Dark Knight himself.

Mulitversus tier list: Superman is grinning into the distance.

Superman

You’d think the Man of Steel would be a Bruiser class, but he’s not. Superman is, in fact, one of the Tanks in the game worth considering. Not only can he take a lot of hits thanks to almost all of his regular attacks granting him armor, but he also has remarkable stage recovery options as his aerial Side-Special sends him flying across the map.

In addition, his Neutral-Special can freeze enemies, leaving them vulnerable to powerful charge attacks from your allies. He’s a great team player but far from the best Bruiser.

Multiversus tier list: Jake the Dog is playing an air trumpet.

Jake the Dog

As a Bruiser, you wouldn’t expect Jake the Dog to help out much, but he has regular attacks specializing in breaking armor. His Up-Special can block enemies from returning to the ground by knocking them back on contact, while his Down-Special reflects projectiles and bounces anyone off him if they get too close.

While his attack power is not quite as strong as the S-tier characters, he’s a more versatile fighter you shouldn’t sleep on if you’re playing 2v2 matches. Jake’s range of abilities means he should have even matchups against most of the cast. No character in the game directly counters Jake’s move set, placing him firmly in A-tier.

Multiversus tier list: Harley dressed as a psychiatrist is blowing a kiss.

Harley Quinn

Harley has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. She can throw explosives that detonate remotely, giving her some versatility in comboing attacks. If she inflicts the ‘Confetti’ status onto an enemy using her knockback attacks, it burns the enemy, damaging them for a short time.

Her main drawback is that Assassins are fragile, taking 5% more damage than other classes. Still, Harley should be fine, providing you can stay out of danger, which she can do easily thanks to her move set.

Multiversus tier list: Wonder Woman standing ready with her sword and shield.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a decent choice. Her sword packs a serious punch, especially after several updates fixed the hitboxes. She’s a mix of a Tank and Support character in 2v2 fights, but even in 1v1, her sword is a highly effective zoning tool. Her Neutral-Special is a lasso that can bring back allies in danger of being knocked off.

In addition, she can create platforms and shields that allies can hide behind with her Up and Side-Specials and cleanse allies of debuffs with her Down-Special. Finally, since many attacks give her armor or reflect projectiles, she can power up with her Amazon Shout attack that blasts enemies away. She may not have much power, but her versatility makes her a tempting pick.

Multiversus tier list: Black Adam descends with his arms held out.

Black Adam

Black Adam certainly has a ton of combo potential, and his recovery is relatively solid. His punch combo finishes in a grab that flings the opponent to the other side of him, which can lead to follow-ups from teammates hanging back, such as a Joker with a well-placed rocket.

The only thing that really holds back Black Adam is that he doesn’t have many moves for a bruiser that allow him to deal a knockout blow. His electricity is potent, but he lacks the killer instinct unless your opponent is on the higher percentages. That said, he’s great in 2v2s when paired with someone who has good knockback options, so he ranks highly here.

B-tier

Multiversus tier list: Jason Voorhees is channelling his rage.

 

Jason

Tank characters don’t get much slower than the terror of Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees. He has the ability to give himself armor, making attacks he takes do no visible knockback against him and leaving the opponent open to a brutal swing of the axe or a grab-based combo. He also has a move that allows him to disappear for a short time, then reappear a few feet to the left or right, which can help isolate targets.

His major weakness is that he barely has any recovery worth discussing. His upward slice is pathetic, as it has barely any verticality, which is vital for making it back to the main stage. His disappearing side special can help get back if he’s high enough, but the distance it covers isn’t great. If you have a teammate backing you up with projectiles, Jason can be a formidable partner in 2v2 matches.

Multiversus tier list: Stripe is being held in stasis by the Iron Giant.

Stripe

Stripe is an assassin-type fighter, and since Arya, Finn, and Harley Quinn rank relatively highly, chances are you’ve had a lot of trouble fighting against this monster. His attacks have lengthy start-up animations, but time them correctly, and you’ll be knocking out opponents with lower damage numbers than any other assassin.

Pair him up with a decent partner watching his back in teams, and he’ll work well for any player looking for a decent rush-down fighter. On his own, though, Stripe is somewhat lacking in quick ways to damage foes quickly.

Multiversus tier list: Rick has a shocked expression as he's just wandered into the wrong universe.

Rick

Rick has wildly good recovery skills, making him very hard to knock away. On top of that, if you put the slow perk on Rick, you can use the plasma gun and the Meeseeks that you can order to wail on your opponents to apply this effect, which is an extremely safe tactic.

He’s tricky to get used to because he’s a Mage character. If you’re good at setting up portals, you can whack foes into them to set up combos that would otherwise not connect.

Multiversus tier list: Morty is about to eat a snack in the Batcave.

Morty

Morty also benefitted greatly from the hitbox update and game rework. Perhaps the main thing holding him back right now is that he is still, by far, the most complex character to learn. He has many ways of quickly dealing damage but few attacks with a high knockout potential.

As a result, you will likely spend a fair bit of time in training mode to work out all of the setups. Once you have taken the time to practice, you may lose the first few games, but once you get into the flow, you’ll have more wins under your belt.

Multiversus tier list: Reindog is breathing fire.

Reindog

Reindog is the only original character in Multiversus, and if you ask me, doesn’t fit with the vibe of the rest. He is, however, the best Support character thanks to his powerful specials. These attacks inflict all sorts of different status effects on himself, his allies, and his enemies, all of which benefit the team.

His Down-Special gives projectiles the Ignited status ailment, making him a perfect fit with Mage characters, while his Up-Special works well with every other class in the game. He’s a high-priority target in 2v2 fights, though, since his abilities are so good at bolstering his partner.

Multiversus tier list: Gizmo is singing to the Cromulons.

Gizmo

As a Support character, Gizmo excels at disrupting the enemy’s attacks with status effects, and his toy car Side-Special drives enemies up the wall with just how annoying it can be to fight against. In addition, his Neutral-Special and Down-Normal can inflict Silence onto enemies to prevent them from using specific attacks, and he can charge his Neutral-Normal to fire a flaming arrow to ignite enemies.

However, what holds back Gizmo is his relatively light weight stat and the fact that he lacks a decent option for launching enemies compared to other characters.

Multiversus tier list: Taz is trying to speak, but is spitting everywhere.

Taz

Taz has had a weird history in Multiversus, as he went from being the best character in the Multiversus closed beta to one of the worst at the start of the open beta. His Side-Special initially got big nerfs, and while efforts have been made to rebalance the character, we’re only now starting to see some results. Taz also suffers in the air due to his limited move set.

However, players later picked him as a counter-pick to some top-tier characters thanks to his decent anti-zoning moves and ground game. His quick individual attacks apply the ‘Tasty’ status ailment, turning enemies into cooked chickens that can’t attack when the gauge fills up. Hitting enemies while in this state breaks off chicken wings, healing Taz and his allies should they pick them up. He moves into the mid-tier space now, as his Side-Special has a new purpose as an edge-guarding tool. He may not be the broken character he once was, but it’s good to see that he became at least competent.

 

Multiversus tier list: Iron Giant looks sad in space.

Iron Giant

Iron Giant was mismatched during the beta compared to the rest of the roster. This robot is just so darn big. Iron Giant can hit everything and take a lot of damage before being knocked off the stage. You’re pretty much done if he grabs you from the edge of the stage.

He is far slower than everyone else, which is one of a few things you can exploit, as his attacks inflict a lot of different status ailments. If two people on the same team choose to play as Iron Giant simultaneously, they are more than formidable.

C-tier

Multiversus tier list: Garnet is riding a very small car with eyes.

Garnet

Garnet is fine, but nothing special compared to the other Bruisers in the game. She combines some of Steven Universe’s status-inflicting abilities with hard-hitting moves to deal lots of damage. Unfortunately, she’s pretty slow, especially when recovering from using her neutral attacks, leaving her vulnerable to counters.

Multiversus tier list: Tom and Jerry are sizing each other up.

Tom and Jerry

It’s quite a spectacle to watch Tom swing a massive hammer at Jerry, only for the mouse to dodge in the last second, as Tom hits the enemy instead. There are a lot of characters in Multiversus with direct counters to projectiles, so you need to use your tools carefully. However, Tom and Jerry’s recent nerfs hampered their abilities significantly.

In 2v2, Tom and Jerry are stronger as Tom can throw Jerry to an ally who can pick them up for a strength and speed bonus. Tom needs Jerry to execute some of his attacks, so striking that balance is tricky. They’re among the hardest characters to learn how to play, which keeps them from the top tier, but they are worth taking the time to experiment with setups in the training mode.

Multiversus tier list: Lebron James going for a slam dunk.

LeBron James

As a mix of Bruiser and Mage classes, LeBron can be difficult to deal with for new players, as his basketball skills make him rather unpredictable. When he loses his basketball, he can either wait to call for another ball or hit an opponent with a melee attack to steal one back.

This basketball-less form of LeBron is where he’s most vulnerable, as his attacks have far less range and power. However, his combo potential with the basketball is frightening, as a well-timed Side-Special will slam dunk his opponent, launching them into the sky. There was a nerf to this move that removed the shockwave, which dropped him into the lower tiers.

Multiversus tier list: Velma is trying to deduce a problem in her head.

Velma

Velma has the most unorthodox fighting style for any character in the game right now, sharing many traits with Phoenix Wright in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Several of her regular attacks have the chance to generate evidence, which, when you gather enough of it, will summon the Mystery Machine to lock up an enemy and drive them off the edge.

When Velma isn’t ratting out her enemies to the rest of her gang, her other abilities inflict freezing, give allies armor and grey health, and even reduce cooldowns. However, she’s difficult to use and particularly vulnerable to rush-down strategies from Bruiser and Assassin types.

Multiversus tier list: Marvin the Martian looks incredibly angry.

Marvin the Martian

Sadly, it seems that Marvin the Martian has failed to make much of an impression on the roster. While he has a good combination of ranged attacks, he doesn’t quite fit the role of an assassin-type character, lacking killer blows to knock away the competition easily.

His UFO laser takes an age to fire, and despite his flag giving him homing attacks, it’s too obvious a trick to pull in singles matches. We see he has potential, but he isn’t there now.

Mulitversus tier list: Steven Universe is floating down.

Steven Universe

As a Support class fighter, Steven uses the power of positivity to inflict many status effects on both allies and enemies. He’s tough to hit as the bubbles he creates while dodging have armor that absorbs multiple hits between him and his teammates.

His Down-Special heals allies and makes a Watermelon Steven that attacks enemies briefly. However, he doesn’t do much on his own, making his usefulness somewhat limited in 1v1s and dependent on his teammates, so sadly, he doesn’t amount to much.

Multiversus tier list: several characters fighting near a treehouse in the Adventure Time universe. Jake is a horse, Batman is aiming a gun at Harley Quinn who is firing confetti, and Arya Stark is throwing a dagger at Jake.

The best free Multiversus character

The free Multiversus characters on rotation are Bugs Bunny, Finn the Human, Lebron James, and Wonder Woman. Shaggy is also the unlockable character you got for beating the tutorial.

While Lebron James is a tricky bruiser character to make much of an impact in the current meta, Bugs Bunny is the best Mage in the game right now thanks to his chaotic moveset that’s especially decent in 2v2 matches. Finn the Human and Wonder Woman are great picks for their respective classes, balancing the right amount of finesse without being too broken.

While new Multiversus characters were rumored or confirmed to be coming to the game before the end of the open beta, the only confirmed one right now is Agent Smith, but he’s not coming for several weeks. In the meantime, check out the best Multiversus perk list, everything about Multiversus crossplay, or learn how to get Multiversus toast. Want free stuff? Check out our free Multiversus codes to see what you can redeem.

We’ve also got details on how to get a GameCube controller to work with Multiversus. Finally, if this Super Smash Bros clone isn’t right for you, the best free PC games list has plenty of other choices.