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BlazBlue Central Fiction Tier List

This tier list is no fiction.
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BlazBlue Central Fiction is the 4th installment of the storied anime-style fighting game from the developers of Guilty Gear. It has every character introduced in the franchise so far, totaling 36 altogether. Some are, naturally, stronger than others. But some are so strong that it can feel unfair at times.

BlazBlue Central Fiction Tier List


  • Rachel Alucard
  • Izanami
  • Litchi Faye Ling
  • Carl Clover

These characters are strong for a multitude of reasons. Rachel offers great offense no matter where she is on screen while Carl has among, if not the best pressure in the game. Izanami’s oki and mixups make her an issue on knockdown. Litchi can zone with the best of them while taking few risks on top of offering good mixups and pressure, making her extremely versatile.


  • Es
  • Arakune
  • Nine
  • Izayoi
  • Kokonoe
  • Naoto Kurogane
  • Valkenhayn R. Hellsing

These characters a few more weaknesses than the top tier but still have great tools. Es has crests that allow for some good set play, mixups, and zoning. Arkune’s mobility leads to some weird pressure and can open opponents up to his great damage. This tier features a lot of well-rounded characters or ones that specialize in a playstyle like pressure or zoning.


  • Hazama
  • Susano’o
  • Hakumen
  • Jin
  • Mu-12
  • Azrael
  • Mai Natsume
  • Kagura Mutsuki
  • Bang Shishigami
  • Hibiki Kohaku
  • Relius Clover

It takes some work to win with these characters but they shouldn’t be counted out of most fights. Mai, for example, is great for people starting out but can struggle against stronger competition from both players and characters. Mu-12 is a better character but requires a higher level on play to utilize, as her steins factor heavily into her playstyle but can be a boon and a detriment.


  • Platinum the Trinity
  • Amane Nishiki
  • Lambda-11
  • Jubei
  • Tsubaki Yayoi
  • Ragna the Bloodedge
  • Makoto Nanaya

You’re going to struggle a lot with these characters as a lot of the higher-tier characters do what they do, but better. This doesn’t mean there’s not still some strong tools here. Amane has great pressure and can zone opponents out effectively but she’s easy to punish. Makoto offers a lot of speed and good damage without much work, but her weaknesses like her inability to open opponents up outweigh the positives.


  • Iron Tager
  • Noel
  • Bullet
  • Nu-13
  • Yuuki Terumi
  • Taokaka
  • Celica

The lowest of the low. More often than not, you’ll be struggling heavily at some point of the game. Iron Tager has some fantastic damage through his grapples but moves at a snail’s pace and has limited options available to access that damage. Terumi has fantastic pressure but needs so much meter management to use effectively. He has options to gain a lot of meter but you can still end up without what you need in a situation.

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