With Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent confirmed for a North American / European release, here’s a reroll tier list afforded by the foresight of the Japanese release to help you get a better start in the game. Since this is also based on the Japanese release, many of these units are not necessarily immediately available at launch, so do also check the character pool to ensure you don’t waste time trying for a unit which is unavailable. Characters are also obtainable in a range of star ranks, so aim for a 5-star at minimum.
Names may be subject to localization changes. The “Breaker” term used in this list means the ability to shred shields of enemies, putting them into “break” mode where they become more vulnerable.
You can choose to stop rerolling now.
|RICHARD||Buffer, Breaker||Provides damage buffs to Sword and Spear units. Multi-hit skills for easy Breaks. Requires support due to low SP pool.|
|CYRUS||DPS, Breaker||Multi-hit skills for easy Breaks. Multi-element for versatility. High SP consumption. Requires max limit break to multi-cast his full kit.|
|VIOLA||DPS, Breaker, Debuffer||Has ATK and DEF debuffs. Can extend debuffs. Can steal HP and SP. Multi-hit attacks. Low SP pool.|
|WRATH||DPS, Breaker||Multi-hit attacks. High ATK stat. High SP consumption.|
|THERION||Breaker, DPS||Can double cast. Multi-hit attacks. Reliant on Boost for damage.|
|Z'AANTA||DPS, Breaker||Multi-hit, but random attacks. Can power up Hagen and his bow attacks. AOE capabilities limited to regular attacks.|
|PRIMROSE||DPS, Breaker, Buffer, Debuffer||Multi-hit attacks, both physical and Dark. Has buffs and debuffs that can be extended. Doesn't have ATK buff as support ability.|
|H'AANIT||DPS, Breaker||Multi-hit, but random attacks. Can hit multiple weaknesses. Powerful bow ability takes a long time to unlock. Difficult to set up.|
|FIORE||DPS, Breaker||Easy DPS. Can be raised to have DEF debuffs and multi-hit attacks. Low SP pool.|
|CECILY||Breaker, DPS||Versatile skill set to hit multiple weaknesses. Can learn support ability to buff Physical attacks. Easy Boost. High SP consumption. Requires continuous investment.|
|TRESSA||Breaker, Support||Multi-hit attacks, can eventually be start of combat. Dodge tank. High SP consumption.|
|OPHELIA||Healer, Buffer||Has both regeneration and burst heals. Multi-hit attacks can give her some Break utility. High SP consumption. Revive requires max limit break.|
|CHLOE||Breaker, Healer, Support||Multi-hit attacks. The only one of her class that can heal. Many buffs and debuffs. Requires max limit break for multi-hit element attack / high damage skills.|
|MILLARD||Healer, Buffer||Support ability enhances healing skills. Useful ally buffs can be learnt.|
|NINA LANA||DPS, Breaker, Debuffer||Versatile multi-hit attacks. Can be great Dark DPS. Debuff can be difficult to use. One of the lowest base ATK.|
Still good, but if you’re willing, you can keep trying.
|ELEONORA||DPS, Support, Breaker||Multi-hit attacks. ATK and DEF buffs to support allies. High SP consumption. Needs max limit break for multi-hit elemental attack.|
|HEATHCOTE||DPS, Breaker||Can remove 3 shields at once. Fast attacker. DPS per hit somewhat low unless at max limit break.|
|SOPHIA||DPS, Breaker||Halves SP consumption at full HP. Potentially spams Ice attacks. Brings Ice Resist debuff. Can't buff self further.|
|THERESE||DPS, Breaker||Versatile multi-hit attacks. Brings Lightning Resist debuff. Individual skills not that powerful.|
|STEAD||Healer, Breaker, DPS||High Dark elemental damage. Can inflict Bleed debuff at higher levels. Provides easy heals, though lower than Millard's.|
|OLBERIC||Breaker, DPS||Multi-hit attacks. High damage single strikes. Boost reliant to Break. Requires max limit break for spear attack.|
|JILLMEILA||DPS, Breaker||Multi-hit attacks. High damage against Broken enemies. Somewhat reliant on debuffs. Low attack rate.|
|NICOLA||Breaker, SP Recovery, Debuffer||Multi-hit attacks. Can supply SP to other allies. Useful debuffs. High SP consumption. Low SP pool. Can only hit Dagger weakness.|
|LYNETTE||Buffer, Breaker, Debuff||Powerful support for frontline allies. Needs investment. Shines better when you already have other strong DPS.|
|KOUREN||DPS, Breaker||Multi-hit attacks. Can recover Boost Points. Vulnerable to debuffs.|
|LYUMMIS||DPS, Breaker, Healer||Multi-hit attacks. Can heal, and regenerate HP even as support character. Requires max limit break for multi-hit and heal.|
|SCARECROW||DPS, Breaker||Can easily Break enemies, and has self-buffs to increase damage against them. Needs investment.|
|MOOLOO||DPS, Breaker||Powerful Fire attack. Can debuff Fire resistance, and buff Fire attack. No multi-hits.|
|SOLEIL||DPS, Breaker, Healer||Multi-hit attacks. Can extend buffs. No high power attack. No damage buffing support ability.|
|FALCO||Breaker, DPS, Buffer, Debuffer||Can remove shields for single or multiple targets. Useful buffs and debuffs. Buff/debuff extension inferior to Viola's.|
|HAZE||DPS, Breaker||Combines good Breaking capabilities with support abilities that applies DEF debuff on enemies and ATK buff on self. Less convenient firepower.|
|ULDAI||Breaker, DPS||Multi-hit attacks. Dark elemental array of attacks. Support ability buffs Spears. Requires max limit break for multi-hit. Low SP pool.|
|ELIZA||DPS, Breaker||Multi-hit attacks. Doesn't have many Sword attack options.|
|THEO||DPS, Breaker, Healer||Has regeneration and can provide debuff immunity. Doesn't have high stats.|
|CALDONA||DPS, Breaker, Support||Pre-emptive tank and heal. Can extend debuffs. High SP consumption. Low SP pool. Requires max limit break for multi-hit attacks.|
|GILDEROY||DPS, Tank||Can taunt. Has counterattacks and HP recovery. Can Paralyze bosses. Low SP pool.|
|HASUMI||Breaker, Buffer, Healer||Can buff DEF, HP/SP regeneration to frontline. Multi-hit attacks. Support ability not very useful.|
|JOSHUA||Breaker, DPS||Multi-hit attacks. Good AOE capabilities. Speedy. Requires max limit break for multi-hit / high-power attacks.|
|NONJA||Breaker, DPS||Multi-hit attacks. Can build up ally gauges. Requires max limit break for elemental attacks.|
Recommended to start over.
|MOLRUSSO||Healer, Breaker||Good single/multi-target healing. Multi-hit attack. High power Wind attack. Hard to get good damage out of Wands.|
|PROME||Healer, DPS||Can apply damage reduction buff on frontline. Has strong Wand attacks. Not ideal for Break.|
|KERSJES||DPS, Breaker, Debuffer||Multi-hit elemental attacks. Attacks have additional modifiers. No Bow attacks. ATK stat not that high.|
|HARLEY||Breaker, Buffer, Debuffer||Multi-hit attacks. AOE capabilities. No particular SP consumption issues. Requires max limit break for all-ally DEF buff. Not exceptionally powerful.|
|LIONEL||DPS, Breaker||Double strike and Physical DEF increase ability. Can utilize Ice attacks. While multi-hit, can't do more than 2 strikes. No damage increase support ability.|
Anyone else that’s left over, essentially.
Of course, if any of the characters considered to be “low tier” happen to be your favourite, as with any gacha game, you should reroll following your heart and not use this Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent list as a hard and fast rule. You can try to reroll for at least 2 5-stars to start, as while you can raise the lower star rank characters, it would be difficult to obtain the required materials to do so.
Made in reference to game8’s Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent reroll tier list.
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