Dragon Ball Legends Tier List (4th Anniversary Update)

With Dragon Ball Legends’ 4th Year Anniversary just having dropped its second 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.

The 4th Year Anniversary has introduced three entirely new mechanics, two new Legends Limited units, one long-awaited Zenkai, and one game-breaking Ultra unit in the form of Ultra Super Vegito.

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)

Tier Z:

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.

1

LL SP Tag Android 17 and 18

Android 17 in Dragon Ball Legends
Android 17
Android 18 in Dragon Ball Legends
Android 18

Color: Red (Reverse-Red on Tag)
Tags: Android, Future, Powerful Opponent
Kit Highlights:
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

2

UL Super Gogeta

Ultra Gogeta in Dragon Ball Legends
UL Super Gogeta

Color: Blue
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)

3

UL Super Vegito

Super Vegito

Color: Yellow
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

4

UL SSB Kaioken Goku

Ultra Kaioken Goku in Dragon Ball Legends
UL Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken Goku

Color: Yellow
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

5

LL SP Ultra Instinct Goku

MUI Goku in Dragon Ball Legends
Mastered Ultra Instinct Goku

Color: Red
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

6

LL Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Rai-Ku)

SSJ 3 Goku in Dragon Ball Legends
Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Wrath of The Dragon)

Color: Green
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

7

LL SP Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta (Zenkai VII)

Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta in Dragon Ball Legends
Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta

Color: Green
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

8

SP Angel Golden Frieza

Angel Golden Frieza in Dragon Ball Legends
Angel Golden Frieza

Color: Green
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

9

LL SP Perfect Cell

Perfect Cell in Dragon Ball Legends
Perfect Cell

Color: Purple
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

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.

S Tier units team
A team of S-Tier Fighters in Dragon Ball Legends
RankUnitTags
1LL Tag SSB Goku and Vegeta Purple, Son Family, Vegeta Clan
2LL SP Super Saiyan 4 GogetaGreen, GT, Fusion Warrior
3LL SP SSB Vegito (Zenkai VII)Blue, Future, Fusion
4LL SP Sword of Hope Trunks (Adult)Blue, Future, Vegeta Clan
5SP Final Form Frieza (Revival)Blue, Namek Saga, Lineage of Evil
6LL SP Full Power FriezaYellow, Lineage of Evil, Powerful Opponent
7LL SP Super Saiyan GohanYellow, Future, Hybrid Saiyan
8SP WhisPurple, God Ki
9SP TapionYellow, Sagas From The Movies, Powerful Opponent
10SP Goku (Zenkai VII)Green, Sagas From The Movies, Son Family

Tier A

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.

A-tier units dragon ball legends
A team of A-Tier Units in Dragon Ball Legends
RankUnitTags
1LL SP First Form Frieza (Zenkai VII)Purple, Lineage of Evil, Powerful Opponent
2LL SP Super Vegito (Zenkai VII)Purple, Fusion Warrior, Saiyan
3LL SP Full Power JirenPurple, Powerful Opponent, USS
4SP Transforming Super Saiyan Vegeta Blue, USS, Vegeta Clan
5SP Full Power Frieza (Zenkai VII)Yellow, Namek Saga, Lineage of Evil
6SP Beerus God of DestructionBlue, God Ki, USS
7LL SP Super Saiyan Broly: Full PowerBlue, Super Saiyan, Powerful Opponent
8SP SSB Vegeta (Zenkai VII)Purple, God Ki, Ressurection F
9SP Zamasu (Goku Black Assist)Green, God Ki, Future
10SP Gamma 1Green, Sagas From The Movies, Android
11SP Gamma 2Blue, Sagas From The Movies, Android
12SP BoujackRed, Sagas From The Movies, Powerful Opponent
13LL SP Super Saiyan Gohan (Revival)Purple, Hybrid Saiya, Sagas From The Movies
14SP Super Saiyan Goku (Zenkai VII)Yellow, Sagas From The Movies, Son Family
15SP MajuubYellow, GT, Fusion
16LL SP Super Saiyan 4 GokuYellow, GT, Son Family
17SP Great Saiyaman 1 and 2 (Assist) (Zenkai VII)Red, Sagas From The Movies, Hybrid Saiyan
18SP First Form FriezaGreen, Lineage of Evil, Frieza Force
19LL SP SSB Evolved VegetaYellow, USS, Vegeta Clan
20SP VadosGreen, God Ki, Rival Universe
21LL SP BardockYellow, Saiyan, Team Bardock
22LL SP Super Saiyan 2 Gohan (Zenkai VII)Red, Hybrid Saiyan, Son Family
23SP Chilled (Zenkai VII)Purple, Lineage of Evil
24SP SSB GokuRed, God Ki, Ressurection F
25SP SSB Vegeta Blue, God Ki, Ressurection F
26LL SP Half-Corrupted ZamasuRed, God Ki, Future
27EX Tag Gohan and Trunks (Youth)Green, Hybrid Saiyan, Future
28HE World Champion HerculeBlue
29SP Super Saiyan Bardock (Zenkai VII)Blue, Super Saiyan, Saiyan
30SP Android 21: Evil (Zenkai VII)Purple, Android, Regeneration

Tier B

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.

B-tier units dragon ball legends
A team of B-Tier Fighters in Dragon Ball Legends
RankUnitTags
1UL Omega ShenronRed, GT, Shadow Dragon
2SP Android #17Yellow, Android, USS
3LL SP VegetaRed, Saiyan Saga, Powerful Opponent
4SP Super Saiyan GokuYellow, Sagas From The Movies, Super Saiyan
5SP Demon King Piccolo (Zenkai VII)Yellow, Regeneration, Dragon Ball Saga
6SP Fusion Zamasu (Zenkai VII)Purple, Regeneration, God Ki
7SP God of Destruction ToppoGreen, God Ki, USS
8SP Final Form FriezaRed, Sagas From The Movies, Lineage of Evil
9SP SSB GogetaYellow, Fusion, Sagas From The Movies
10LL SP Super Saiyan Kid Goten (Zenkai VII)Purple, Son Family, Sagas From The Movies
11LL SP PiccoloYellow, Saiyan Saga, Regeneration
12SP Piccolo Fused with NailRed, Sagas From The Movies, Regeneration
13SP Kaioken GokuGreen, Saiyan, Namek Saga
14SP Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black (Zenkai VII)Red, God Ki, Powerful Opponent
15LL SP Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Zenkai VII)Green, Saiyan, Majin Buu Saga
16SP BrolyGreen, Sagas From The Movies, Saiyan
17SP Super Saiyan 4 Goku (Zenkai VII)Purple, GT, Son Family
18SP Buu: KidGreen, Regeneration, Powerful Opponent
19LL SP Kid BuuBlue, Powerful Opponent, Regeneration
20SP Majin Buu: Good (Zenkai VII)Green, Regeneration
21SP Android #21 (Zenkai VII)Blue, Androids
22SP SSB VegetaPurple, Future, Vegeta Clan
23SP Goku (Coat)Purple, Sagas From The Movies, Son Family
24SP Super Gogeta (Zenkai VII)Red, Fusion, Sagas From The Movies
25EX Android #17 (Zenkai VII)Red, Android
26LL SP Super Saiyan Rosé Goku BlackPurple, God Ki, Future
27SP ToppoBlue, Rival Universe
28SP Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Zenkai VII)Purple, Son Family, Saiyan
29SP Android #18Green, Android
30LL SP Goku (Transforming) (Zenkai VII)Blue, Saiyan, Super Saiyan
31SP Android #18 (Zenkai VII)Yellow, Android
32SP Android #21Red, Android
33EX DyspoGreen, USS, Rival Universe
34EX ToppoYellow, Rival Universe, USS
35SP Metal CoolerGreen, Sagas From The Movies, Lineage of Evil
36SP Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta (Zenkai VII)Red, GT, Vegeta Clan
37SP Broly: Cheelai (Assist) (Zenkai VII)Blue, Sagas From The Movies, Frieza Force
38SP Super Saiyan Vegeta (Zenkai VII)Yellow, GT, Vegeta Clan
39EX KaleBlue, Rival Universe, USS
40SP Super Saiyan Berserk Kale (Zenkai VII)Red, Rival Universe, Super Saiyan
41EX JirenBlue, Powerful Opponent, Rival Universe
42SP Metal Cooler (Zenkai VII)Red, Regeneration, Sagas From The Movies
43SP Super Janemba (Zenkai VII)Purple, Regeneration, Sagas From The Movies
44SP Demon King Piccolo (Aged)Purple, Regeneration, Powerful Opponent
45SP VegetaYellow, Vegeta Clan, Saiyan
46SP Final Form Frieza (Zenkai VII)Yellow, Lineage of Evil, Frieza Force
47SP NappaBlue, Saiyan, Saiyan Saga
48SP SSB Goku (Zenkai VII)Blue, God Ki, Son Family
49LL SP God of Destruction Beerus (Zenkai VII)Green, God Ki
50EX YurinGreen, Girls, USS
51SP Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Kid)Blue, GT, Son Family
52EX GokuaBlue, Sagas From The Movies, Hera Clan
53SP BergamoRed, USS, Rival Universe
54SP Super #17 (Zenkai VII)Green, GT, Android
55SP Super Saiyan Teen Gohan (Zenkai VII)Blue, Son Family, Sagas From The Movies
56SP Android #18Blue, USS, Android
57SP GotenYellow, Son Family, Kids
58SP Super Trunks (Zenkai VII)Green, Super Saiyan, Hybrid Saiyan

Tier C

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.

C-tier units dragon ball legends
A team of C-Tier Fighters in Dragon Ball Legends
RankUnitTags
1LL SP Ultra Instinct Sign GokuPurple, God Ki, Son Family
2SP Final Form Cooler (Zenkai VII)Blue, Lineage of Evil, Sagas From The Movies
3SP Super Saiyan BrolyYellow, Super Saiyan, Powerful Opponent
4SP Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla (Zenkai VII)Purple, Girls, Rival Universe
5SP Goku BlackGreen, Future, Powerful Opponent
6SP Super Saiyan 2 Trunks (Zenkai VII)Blue, Future, Hybrid Saiyan
7SP Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla: Kale (Assist)Yellow, Girls, Rival Universe
8SP HitPurple, Rival Universe, USS
9SP Gogeta (Zenkai VII)Blue, Fusion, Sagas From The Movies
10EX YajirobePurple, Saiyan Saga
11SP Super Saiyan Broly (Zenkai VII)Purple, Super Saiyan, Powerful Opponent
12SP Super Saiyan Rosé Goku BlackYellow, God Ki, Regeneration
13SP Legendary Super Saiyan Broly (Zenkai VII)Green, Sagas From The Movies, Powerful Opponent
14SP Super Saiyan Trunks (Teen)Green, Hybrid Saiyan, Vegeta Clan
15UL Super Saiyan GokuRed, Namek Saga, Son Family
16UL VegetaPurple, Namek Saga, Saiyan
17SP Eis ShenronBlue, GT, Shadow Dragon
18SP Nuova ShenronYellow, GT, Shadow Dragon
19SP Super Saiyan 2 KeflaRed, Fusion, USS
20SP Android #21: GoodGreen, Android, Regeneration
21SP Legendary Super Saiyan BrolyPurple, Powerful Opponent, Saiyan
22SP Super Saiyan Cabba (Zenkai VII)Green, Rival Universe, Saiyan
23EX MaiRed, Future, Girls
24EX SaibamanGreen, Saiyan Saga, Minion
25SP Gohan (Kid) (Revival)Green, Saiyan Saga, Hybrid Saiyan
26SP Fused with Kami Piccolo (Zenkai VII)Yellow, Regeneration
27EX RoberryRed, Frieza Force

FAQs

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.

Conclusion

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.

Arsal Sher
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Just an average videogame enthusiast who loves to share his passion with the world. The only grass I've touched in the past year has been the virtual kind.

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