Tales of Yokai Tier List: Best Characters Ranked

This Tales of Yokai tier list will help you pick the best characters for your team. We ranked all heroes based on their skills, stats, roles, and power.

Tales of Yokai Tier List - Best Characters Ranked
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Tales of Yokai is a classic RPG anime mobile game that takes you on an epic journey as a master of spirits. In the game, you can summon legendary characters called Yokai, and assemble your strategic squad to fight in spectacular 3D battles. As an onmyōji, you must balance two frighteningly powerful worlds: the human world and the underworld.

This guide is about helping you decide which characters are the best for your team by providing a Tales of Yokai tier list. We ranked all the Yokai characters across five different tiers, taking into consideration their stats, roles, power, and skills.

In this guide:

Tales of Yokai Tier List: S (Best Characters)

  1. Monkey King (Divine)
  2. Muramasa Bloodlust (Devil)
  3. Hakuzosu (Divine)
  4. Black Mercy Goddess (Devil)
  5. Inaba no Sirousagi (Divine)
  6. Hannya (Devil)
  7. Amaterasu (Divine)
  8. Shuten Doji (Devil)
  9. Tamamo no Mae (Devil)

Monkey King

Monkey King, the best Tales of Yokai character

Monkey King is one of the most powerful damage dealers and overall the best character in Tales of Yonkai for several reasons. His powerful skills and high attack stat make him an unstoppable force in battle.

His Ultimate ability can be used to inflict massive damage and stun enemies, which is especially useful against bosses.

Monkey King also has the unique ability to attack the enemy with the lowest remaining HP, thus providing a huge advantage in difficult battles.

  • Tales of Yokai Tier List Rank: S
  • Title: Monkey King
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Divine
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Fighter
  • Main Duty: Burst Output
  • Main Ability: Residual HP Chase-up

Muramasa Bloodlust

Muramasa Bloodlust, Tales of Yokai hero

Muramasa is another formidable damage dealer to have in Tales of Yonkai. Unlike Monkey King who excels at close-range fights, Muramasa is a quick, long-range hero, capable of attacking his targets from afar.

With his Ultimate, he attacks the enemies in the back row. To maximize his damage output, you should consider pairing him with heroes who can debuff his targets such as Tamamo no Mae because he gets a 10% damage bonus for every negative effect his targets have on them.

  • Tales of Yokai Tier List Rank: S
  • Title: Soul Restraint Blade
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Devil
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: Burst Output
  • Main Ability: Chase-up Burst

Hakuzosu

Hakuzosu, Tales of Yokai character

Hakuzosu is also one of the strongest characters in Tales of Yonkai. Besides his extremely powerful single target attack, he has a chance to cast a negative effect on his target which significantly increases the DMG received for 3 rounds.

He also has the ability to remove all his negative effects and restore his HP by a small amount once per battle, making him a great damage dealer, particularly for teams without a healer.

  • Tales of Yokai Tier List Rank: S
  • Title: Dreammount White Fox
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Divine
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Fighter
  • Main Duty: Burst Output
  • Main Ability: Transformation Burst

Black Mercy Goddess

Black Mercy Goddess, Tales of Yokai hero

Black Mercy Goddess is one of the most powerful sorcerer type of heroes in Tale of Yonkai and once of the newest characters included in the game.

She excels at dealing huge AoE damage and debuff her targets with a Soul Bell effect, which increases her damage and stuns her target, while also healing her for a certain amount based on her max HP. This makes her an ideal character for both PvE and PvP.

  • Tier: S
  • Title: Justice Bodhisattva
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Devil
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: Conduction

Hannya

Hannya, Tales of Yokai character

Abilities: Hannya is by far the most powerful tank character in Tales of Yonkai because she is can take a lot of damage for her team.

She is also great at attacking multiple enemies at once while taunting the first enemy target, and casting Protection Shield and Counterattack effects.

She can also steal a positive status effect from her enemies from time to time, which makes her even more powerful.

  • Tier: S
  • Title: Lament Yokai
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Devil
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Tank
  • Main Duty: Continuous Output
  • Main Ability: Taunting Counterattack

Inaba no Sirousagi

Inaba no Sirousagi, Tales of Yokai character
  • Tier: S
  • Title: Bonding Fairy
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Divine
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: Continuous Output
  • Main Ability: Battle Assist Burst

Amaterasu

Amaterasu, Tales of Yokai character
  • Tier: S
  • Title: Lord of Takamaga
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Divine
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: True DMG Burst

Shuten Doji

Shuten Doji, Tales of Yokai hero
  • Tier: S
  • Title: Lord of Ooeyama
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Devil
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Fighter
  • Main Duty: Burst Output
  • Main Ability: Stack Harvest

Tamamo no Mae

Tamamo no Mae, Tales of Yokai character
  • Tier: S
  • Title: Unique Charm
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Devil
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: Debuff
  • Main Ability: Seduction Debuff

Tales of Yokai Tier List: A-Tier Heroes (Strong)

  1. Yaguyahime (Divine)
  2. Yuki Oona (Divine)
  3. Yamata no Orochi (Devil)
  4. Kamimai (Hades)
  5. Ootengu (Sylvan)
  6. Inugami (Divine)
  7. Jorokumo (Sylvan)
  8. Hotoke (Hades)
  9. Sinn (Marine)

Yaguyahime

Yaguyahime
  • Tier: A
  • Title: Luna
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Divine
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Support
  • Main Duty: Heal
  • Main Ability: Revival Purification

Yuki Oona

Yuki Oona
  • Tier: A
  • Title: Frosted Land
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Divine
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: Control
  • Main Ability: Frozen DMG Boost

Yamata no Orochi

Yamata no Orochi
  • Tier: A
  • Title: Dispel Curse
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Devil
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: Dispel Curse

Kamimai

Kamimai
  • Tier: A
  • Title: Dance of Paper Charm
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Hades
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: Burst Output
  • Main Ability: None

Ootengu

Ootengu
  • Tier: A
  • Title: Sylvan Guardian
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Sylvan
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: AoE DMG ATK

Inugami

Inugami
  • Tier: A
  • Title: Family’s Protection
  • In-game Grade: UR
  • Class: Divine
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Fighter
  • Main Duty: Continuous Output
  • Main Ability: Group ATK Support

Jorokumo

Jorokumo
  • Tier: A
  • Title: Spider Queen
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Sylvan
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: Control
  • Main Ability: Energy Reduction Control

Hotoke

Hotoke
  • Tier: A
  • Title: Steady Like a Mountain
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Hades
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Tank
  • Main Duty: DMG Receiver
  • Main Ability: Shield Assistance

Sinn

Sinn
  • Tier: A
  • Title: Dreamy Shadow
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Marine
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: Burst Output
  • Main Ability: AoE DMG Burst

Tales of Yokai Tier List: B-Tier Characters (OK)

  1. Yamabiko (Sylvan)
  2. Ebisu (Marine)
  3. Barren Skeleton (Hades)
  4. Fortune Cat (Heya)
  5. Kodama (Sylvan)
  6. Ittan Momen (Heya)
  7. Menreiki (Heya)
  8. Aondon (Heya)
  9. Umibozu (Marine)
  10. Hell Bringer (Hades)

Yamabiko

Yamabiko
  • Tier: B
  • Title: Valley Echo
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Sylvan
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Fighter
  • Main Duty: Control
  • Main Ability: AoE DMG Stun

Ebisu

Ebisu
  • Tier: B
  • Title: God of Prayer
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Marine
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Support
  • Main Duty: Buff
  • Main Ability: Shield Buff

Barren Skeleton

Barren Skeleton
  • Tier: B
  • Title: Undying Samurai
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Hades
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Fighter
  • Main Duty: Continuous Output
  • Main Ability: Rampage Lifesteal

Fortune Cat

Fortune Cat
  • Tier: B
  • Title: Tons of Gold
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Heya
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Support
  • Main Duty: Buff
  • Main Ability: Shield Recharge

Kodama

Kodama
  • Tier: B
  • Title: Spirit of Divine Wood
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Sylvan
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Support
  • Main Duty: Heal
  • Main Ability: AoE Healing

Ittan Momen

Ittan Momen
  • Tier: B
  • Title: Intertwining Veil
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Heya
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: Debuff
  • Main Ability: AoE DMG Debuff

Menreiki

Menreiki
  • Tier: B
  • Title: Tsukumo Surface
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Heya
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: Buff
  • Main Ability: Settlement

Aondon

Aondon
  • Tier: B
  • Title: Tales of Monstrous Madness
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Heya
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Support
  • Main Duty: Heal
  • Main Ability: Revival Healing

Umibozu

Umibozu
  • Tier: B
  • Title: Raging Wave
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Marine
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Tank
  • Main Duty: DMG Receiver
  • Main Ability: Frozen Shield

Hell Bringer

Hell Bringer
  • Tier: B
  • Title: Hell Snatch
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Hades
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Fighter
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: None

Tales of Yokai Tier List: C-Tier Heroes (Average)

  1. Kurodooji (Marine)
  2. Torch Dragon (Hades)
  3. Kamaitachi (Sylvan)
  4. Ubume (Heya)
  5. Wave Monk (Marine)
  6. Kiyohime (Marine)
  7. Kamikakushi (Heya)
  8. Kyokotsu (Sylvan)
  9. Ghost General (Hades)

Kurodooji

Kurodooji
  • Tier: C
  • Title: Lord of Kurokawa
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Marine
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: Burst Output
  • Main Ability: Combo

Torch Dragon

Torch Dragon
  • Tier: C
  • Title: Netherworld Fire
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Hades
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: Continuous Output
  • Main Ability: AoE DMG Poison

Kamaitachi

Kamaitachi
  • Tier: C
  • Title: Restless Wind
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Sylvan
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: Buff
  • Main Ability: Output Enhancement

Ubume

Ubume
  • Tier: C
  • Title: Righteous Plumage
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Heya
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: Assassin
  • Main Ability: DMG Boost

Wave Monk

Wave Monk
  • Tier: C
  • Title: Wave Chaser Blessing
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Marine
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Support
  • Main Duty: Heal
  • Main Ability: Revival Healing

Kiyohime

Kiyohime
  • Tier: C
  • Title: Hidakagawa’s Resentment
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Marine
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Fighter
  • Main Duty: Continuous Output
  • Main Ability: Debuff DMG Boost

Kamikakushi

Kamikakushi
  • Tier: C
  • Title: Traceless Guardians
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Heya
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: Assassin
  • Main Ability: Crit Bleeding

Kyokotsu

Kyokotsu
  • Tier: C
  • Title: Tyrant Body
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Sylvan
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Tank
  • Main Duty: DMG Receiver
  • Main Ability: Output Battle Invitation

Ghost General

Ghost General
  • Tier: C
  • Title: Spectral Guard
  • In-game Grade: SP
  • Class: Hades
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Tank
  • Main Duty: DMG Receiver
  • Main Ability: Taunting Debuff

Tales of Yokai Tier List: D (Weak Characters)

  1. Book Fairy (Heya)
  2. Nekomata (Sylvan)
  3. Tsukumogami (Hades)
  4. Tanuki (Sylvan)
  5. Kawahime (Marine)
  6. Hitouban (Sylvan)
  7. Hitouban (Marine)
  8. Hitouban (Heya)
  9. Hitouban (Hades)

Book Fairy

Book Fairy
  • Tier: D
  • Title: Knowledgeable
  • In-game Grade: SSR
  • Class: Heya
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Support
  • Main Duty: Heal
  • Main Ability: Healing Support

Nekomata

Nekomata
  • Tier: D
  • Title: Nine Lives Cat Yokai
  • In-game Grade: SSR
  • Class: Sylvan
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: Burst Output
  • Main Ability: Burning Silence

Tsukumogami

Tsukumogami
  • Tier: D
  • Title: Century-old Spectre
  • In-game Grade: SSR
  • Class: Hades
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: Poisoned Spread

Tanuki

Tanuki
  • Tier: D
  • Title: Sylvan Dart
  • In-game Grade: SSR
  • Class: Sylvan
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: Continuous Output
  • Main Ability: Spread Output

Kawahime

Kawahime
  • Tier: D
  • Title: Streamlet
  • In-game Grade: SSR
  • Class: Marine
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Career: Sorcerer
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: Frozen Output

Hitouban (Sylvan Scythe)

Hitouban Sylvan Scythe
  • Tier: D
  • Title: Sylvan Scythe
  • In-game Grade: SSR
  • Class: Sylvan
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: Burning Output

Hitouban (Marine Scythe)

Hitouban Marine Scythe
  • Tier: D
  • Title: Marine Scythe
  • In-game Grade: SSR
  • Class: Marine
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: Frozen Output

Hitouban (Heya Scythe)

Hitouban Heya Scythe
  • Tier: D
  • Title: Heya Scythe
  • In-game Grade: SSR
  • Class: Heya
  • Type: Strength
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: Output Bleeding

Hitouban (Hades Scythe)

Hitouban Hades Scythe
  • Tier: D
  • Title: Hades Scythe
  • In-game Grade: SSR
  • Class: Hades
  • Type: Agility
  • Career: Ranger
  • Main Duty: AoE ATK
  • Main Ability: Poison Output
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