Here, we'll break down how to effectively use these tier lists and highlight some must-have units for early and late game.
This article aims to serve as a comprehensive guide without turning into an hour-long read, so let's dive right in.
Unveiling the Best Reverse 1999 Units: An In-Depth Tier List Breakdown
Why you Shouldn't Blindly Follow Tier Lists
Tier lists can be incredibly useful tools for understanding the relative strength of characters in a game like Reverse: 1999.
They offer quick insights and can be a helpful starting point for both beginners and experienced players.
However, tier lists often prioritize overall unit effectiveness but don't dive deep into situational utility, your personal playstyle, and your team synergy. This means that a "low-tier" character could be a perfect fit for your unique playstyle, or a "top-tier" character might not fit well with your team's composition.
Also, tier lists are often created based on the game's meta, which will always change. Balance updates, new character releases, or even new game modes can change what character is considered OP.
So, tier lists should be seen as guidelines rather than the universal truth; they can help you choosing characters to focus on or characters to reroll for, but make sure to take the time to understand why that unit is ranked the way it is, and feel free to experiment to find what works best for you.
Said that, let's review the current best Reverse: 1999 characters:
OP Damage Dealers: Carrying Your Team
Eternity, The Self-Sustaining Slayer
Eternity, a powerful damage dealer, is available in the beginner banner.
When attacking, she drains her own HP and reduces the healing she can take.
If you want to maximize her potential, you'll need to take her to Insight 1. This insight level offers immunity to various debuffs like Poison, Bleed and Corrode.
She also gains stacks of "Blood of Longevity," enhancing her damage and providing self-healing capabilities, converting her in a self-sustaining DPS.
If you want to know more about her optimal build, check out our Eternity guide.
Charlie, The Dark Horse
Charlie, a five-star unit, proves that rarity isn't everything.
She becomes a powerhouse at Insight level 3, often outperforming many six-star units.
Her abilities have significant Mental damage multipliers, making her an ideal choice for a main damage dealer if you lack other 6-star units.
Centurion, The Jack-of-All-Trades
Centurion stands as one of the best units in the game.
Though not as easily obtainable as Charlie or Eternity, her capabilities are worth the effort.
Centurion excels in both single-target and AOE damage, and his skill set revolves around gaining Moxie.
Her skills grant herself Moxie and also deals more damage based on how much Moxie she has, making her an extremely AP generous unit.
If you want to know more about her optimal build, check out our Centurion guide.
Other Viable DPS Units
- Melania - The new 1.1 unit, steals moxie using her skills and she can also self-heal.
- A Knight - Great DPS against low-HP enemies, but not as good against ST bosses
- Druvis III - The Petrify DPS, also not good against bosses due to their statuses immunity
- Lilya and Regulus - The Crit Queens, they shine when paired with a team focused on enhancing crit rate/damage
- Eagle and Pavia - Solid 4-star units that can do the job until you get a higher-rarity DPS
The Supporting Cast: Buffers and Debuffers
An An Lee, The Versatile Aid
An An Lee excels in both damage mitigation and amplification, plus she can upgrade her own cards.
Her unique skill cycles between "Break Time" and "Exorcism Time," either reducing incoming damage or enhancing her offensive capabilities.
She fits into most teams making her a universal support unit.
Bkornblume, The Reality Shifter
Bkornblume serves as a hybrid damage dealer and debuffer support.
She is especially effective in Reality-focused teams, applying potent debuffs that reduce enemy Reality defenses and increase damage taken.
If you need a higly offensive support for your team, Bkornblume is an amazing 5-star unit to add to your composition.
Voyager, The Counterplay Master
Voyager is a 6-star unit with a complex but rewarding kit.
She thrives in crit-oriented teams with Lilya, Regulus or Eagle, and can apply "Counter" to teammates, allowing them to receive less damage and counterattack when targeted.
However, mastering her requires practice as you'll need to constantly use her cards to maximize her potential.
Other Viable Support Units
- Pickles - The flex unit that can fit into almost any team. He's also a good boy.
- Sonetto - Free unit and can fit into most teams
- Baby Blue - Great Mental damage support while being a 5-star unit
- X - Not a typo, that's the unit's name. Can fit into most teams due to his dispelling skills, but doesn't help with dealing damage
- Erick - Solid 4-star unit that can fit into crit-oriented teams. Can do the job until you get a higher-rarity support
Keeping the Team Alive: The Survival Units
Balloon Party, The Defensive Support
Balloon Party, an easier-to-obtain five-star unit, provides mass damage reduction and Genesis counter damage through her "Party Balloons," which become permanent after Insight 3.
She also offers decent support damage that scales with her Reality defense, making her the best 5-star healer in the game.
Medicine Pocket, The Ultimate Healer
Medicine Pocket is the go-to choice for keeping your team alive.
They offer healing, debuffing and damage reduction capabilities that can fit into any team.
Doesn't deal much damage, even for a healer, but is the best sustain unit we have on release.
Other Viable Healers and Sustainers
- Dikke - Free unit that can be obtained on the 8th login day, can also be used as sub-DPS as her healing scales on ATK
- Sotheby - Poison master, weak in the early game but can become a monster in late game if built correctly. She can also heal and regen HP based on her ATK
- Tennant - Good shielder that can fit into Reality teams and can also provide great damage output
- Oliver Fog and LaSource - Solid 4-star and 3-star units that can help with damage reduction and healing when you lack more powerful units
Conclusion: Your Path to Combat Dominance
Understanding the tier list is crucial for your journey in Reverse: 1999.
From OP damage dealers like Centurion to invaluable supports like An An Lee, choosing the right units can make or break your game.
Don't forget, as the game updates (currently at patch 1.4 in CN), new units will get into these lists and we'll update this article accordingly.