Vampire Survivors Best Characters Tier List

If you’ve been playing Vampire Survivors, you know that a huge piece to the success of your runs is the character you play. This is due, in large part, to each character’s stats, as well as their passive abilities. We’ve created a tier list to show you which are the best characters to play in Vampire Survivors based on their starting weapon, bonuses, and stats.

Vampire Survivors Character Tiers

S-Tier Characters in Vampire Survivors

To be considered an S-Tier character in Vampire Survivors, it’s essential to have solid buffs that will be helpful for the beginning and ends of runs. The characters listed here begin with weapon evolutions as well!

Mask of the Red Death

  • Why Mask of the Red Death is an S-tier character in Vampire Survivors: One of the most difficult characters to unlock, Mask of the Red Death provides impressive buffs and an immediate weapon upgrade off the bat! Plus, if you read our Vampire Survivors Best Arcanas tier list, you’ll see that Mark of the Read Death (and his starting weapon), pair very well with the Slash Arcana.
  • Starting weapon: Death Spiral (evolved Axe!)
  • Passives:
    • 100% extra movement speed
    • +20% might
    • 255 max health

Leda

  • Why Leda is an S-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Similar to Mask of the Red Death, Leda offers a variety of passive abilities that help with DPS and survivability. In particular, Leda starts with a weapon evolution at the start.
  • Starting weapon: Holy Wand (evolved Magic Wand!)
  • Passives:
    • -10% cooldown
    • -20% movement speed
    • +5% armor
    • +10% area
    • +100% might

A-Tier Characters in Vampire Survivors

An A-tier character in Vampire Survivors is a very solid option, but not broken. These characters will be good to choose for pretty much any run.

Pugnala Provola

  • Why Pugnala is an A-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Pugnala starts with two powerful weapons and passives that are solid for beginning of runs, as well as the ends of games.
  • Starting weapon: Eight the Sparrow and Phiera Der Tuphello
  • Passives:
    • +20% movement speed
    • +1% might per level (no cap)

Poppea Pecorina

  • Why Poppea is an A-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Poppea has a very solid kit overall, but is especially built for the end game due to her passives. Because of her passives, we recommend pursuing King Bible and Santa Water with Poppea.
  • Starting weapon: Song of Mana
  • Passives:
    • +20% movement speed
    • +1% duration per level (no cap)

Arca Ladonna

  • Why Arca is an A-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Arca’s passives allow for a higher output of damage, especially late game. Plus, Spinach (one of the best items in Vampire Survivors) upgrades Fire Wand.
  • Starting weapon: Fire Wand
  • Passives:
    • -5% weapon cooldown (every 10 levels, max of 15%)

Dommario

  • Why Dommario is an A-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Dommario’s passives are largely positive, and the starting weapon is one of the best weapons in Vampire Survivors.
  • Starting weapon: King Bible
  • Passives:
    • +40% weapon speed
    • +40% weapon duration
    • -40% movement speed

Mortaccio

  • Why Mortaccio is an A-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Mortaccio is extremely easy to play due to his passives and projectiles. As a character, he scales very well.
  • Starting weapon: Bone
  • Passives:
    • +1 amount every 20 levels until character level 60

Yatta Cavallo

  • Why Yatta is an A-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Yatta is similar to Mortaccio in that he throws out projectiles and gets more over time.
  • Starting weapon: Cherry bomb
  • Passives:
    • +1 amount every 20 levels until character level 60

B-Tier Characters in Vampire Survivors

Bianca Ramba

  • Why Bianca is a B-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Bianca is essentially the same character as Mortaccio and Yatta Cavallo. Where she falls short, however, is with the weapon delay and damage output/potential damage.
  • Starting weapon: Carréllo
  • Passives:
    • +1 amount every 20 levels until character level 60

Gennaro Belpaese

  • Why Gennaro is a B-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Gennaro’s passive helps with all projectile weapons. Although, it doesn’t scale over time. The starting weapon is also a solid option in early and late game.
  • Starting weapon: Knife
  • Passives:
    • +1 to all projectiles

Krochi Freetto

  • Why Krochi is a B-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Krochi has a nice passive ability that allows for deep runs and a decent starting weapon.
  • Starting weapon: Cross
  • Passives:
    • +1 revive (another at level 33)
    • +30% movement speed

Imelda Belpaese

  • Why Imelda is a B-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Imelda starts with a solid weapon that leads to automatic damage output. Easy to play and level up in early game.
  • Starting weapon: Magic Wand
  • Passives:
    • +10% experience every 5 levels (30% max)

Suor Clerici

  • Why Clerici is a B-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Clerici starts with a solid weapon and some decent passives. It’s extremely helpful early game and less scalable over time.
  • Starting weapon: Santa Water
  • Passives:
    • Temporary +400% increase to area of effect (decreases 100% per level)
    • +0.5 HP gained per second
    • +50 max health

C-Tier Characters in Vampire Survivors

O’Sole Meeo

  • Why O’Sole is a C-tier character in Vampire Survivors: O’Sole is the same as Bianca, Cavallo, and Mortaccio. The difference here is that O’Sole’s projectiles extend from behind, making it difficult to hit enemies.
  • Starting weapon: Celestial Dusting
  • Passives:
    • +1 amount every 20 levels until character level 60

Porta Ladonna

  • Why Porta is a C-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Porta’s passive allows for consistent DPS at very early game, along with a solid starting weapon.
  • Starting weapon: Lightning
  • Passives:
    • +90% reduced cooldown (this decreases by 30% every level and is gone by level 4)

Lama Ladonna

  • Why Lama is a C-tier character in Vampire Survivors: There are some beneficial passives that come with Lama, but one that forces a player to be a bit more skillful (curse).
  • Starting weapon: Axe
  • Passives:
    • +10 max health+5% might every 10 levels (max 20%)
    • +5% movement speed every 10 levels (max 20%)
    • +5% curse every 10 levels (max 20%)

D-Tier Characters in Vampire Survivors

Antonio

  • Why Antonio is a D-tier character in Vampire Survivors: The primary reason for Antonio being a D-Tier character is because of the starting weapon, whip, as it’s one of the worst weapon options.
  • Starting weapon: Whip
  • Passives:
    • +10% damage every 10 levels (max of 50%)
    • +1 armor
    • +20 max health

Pasqualina Belpaese

  • Why Pasqualina is a D-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Pasqualina’s so low in this list because of her starting weapon, but she does make up for it with her passives.
  • Starting weapon: Runetracer
  • Passives:
    • +10% speed
    • +10% projectile speed every 5 levels (max of +30%)

Christine Davain

  • Why Christine Davain is a D-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Christine is on the verge of F-tier, but is actually a D-tier character primarily due to her starting weapon, Pentagram. With the recent weapon upgrade to Pentagram, this become a bit more viable but is still a detriment in the early game.
  • Starting weapon: Pentagram
  • Passives:
    • -25% cooldown
    • -35% might
    • -50 max health
    • +30% movement speed

Giovanna Grana

  • Why Giovanna is a C-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Giovanna’s passives are very solid, with no caps, but her starting weapon lets her down.
  • Starting weapon: Gatti Amari
  • Passives:
    • +1% projectile speed per level (no max)

MissingNo

  • Why MissingNo is a D-tier character in Vampire Survivors: MissingNo, similar to Mask of the Red Death, starts out with either Axe or Death Spiral (50/50 chance). The passives are random and can cause headaches (but are fun). Essentially, it could be fun to play and laugh about with friends, but this character can’t be heavily relied on because of the passives.
  • Starting weapon: Axe or Death Spiral
  • Passives:
    • If Max Health is negative, MissingNo becomes invincible
    • If MoveSpeed is below -100%, the controls become inverted
    • If Growth is -100% or lower, MissingNo can’t gain experience
    • If Curse is -100% or lower, no enemies appear at all
    • If Luck is -100% or lower, no chests will drop

F-Tier Characters in Vampire Survivors

The characters in this list make it difficult or unenjoyable to play Vampire Survivors, simply put.

Poe Ratcho

  • Why Poe Ratcho is an F-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Poe starts out with a negative passive and his starting weapon is helpful early game but doesn’t scale well.
  • Starting weapon: Garlic
  • Passives:
    • -30 max health
    • +25% magnet

Poe Ratcho

  • Why Poe Ratcho is an F-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Poe starts out with a negative passive and his starting weapon is helpful early game but doesn’t scale well.
  • Starting weapon: Garlic
  • Passives:
    • -30 max health
    • +25% magnet

Toastie

  • Why Toastie is an F-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Toastie is a character that may be fun to play for the challenge, but is difficult and not exactly viable for deep runs due to most passives being a detriment. Toastie also starts with a weapon that is largely situational and not ideal late game.
  • Starting weapon: Peachone
  • Passives:
    • -99 max health
    • +20% movement speed
    • -10% might
    • -10% area
    • -50% speed
    • -10% duration
    • +10% cooldown
    • +100% luck

Exdash Exiviiq

  • Why Exdash is an F-tier character in Vampire Survivors: Exdash is similar to Toastie with, basically, the same starting weapon and similar (but different) passives.
  • Starting weapon: Ebony wings
  • Passives:
    • -23 max health
    • -10% movement speed
    • -10% might
    • -10% area
    • -50% speed
    • -10% duration
    • +10% cooldown
    • +100% luck

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