Alchemy Stars Tier List – Best Characters for Each Element

If there’s one thing I’m grateful for, it’s the wide variety of strategies and decent units in Alchemy Stars. With four elements to choose from, there’s bound to be a team or strategy that just clicks for you. But as with any game, there are some units that rise above the rest, and if you want to stay competitive, you should aim to use the best of the best. Down below we’ve got a tier list of units for Alchemy Stars sorted by element!

Tips for Getting Started

First things first – if you don’t pull what you want the first time around, you’ll probably be interested in rerolling, which we have a handy guide for you right here.

As a disclaimer – the tier list is based on research done via official and unofficial sources, as well as my own subjective thoughts. It is entirely possible that a unit may be stronger or weaker than how I place them on the lists below. It’s recommended that you use the below tier lists as a general guide to building your own team, and not as gospel!

The tiers are separated, as always, into three categories: S, A, and B. With S being must-have units and those in the lowest tiers much lower on the priority list. Finally, high tier units are not necessary to progress in the game. If you pull three five-star units, it may be best to keep that account versus rerolling to try and get a six-star unit!

Let’s get started, shall we?

Alchemy Stars Tier List

Best Water Units

Water units to keep an eye out for aside from the six-stars are Kleken, who can convert tiles and chain fear statuses; Philyshy, who is a premiere healer with a teleport; and Noah, who is a shield healer with some surprising bulk built into their kit.

  • S Rank
    • Carleen, Bethlehem, Connolly, Raphael, Sharona, Sariel
  • A Rank
    • Vice, Hydrad, Barton, Kleken, Noah, Barton, Philyshy, Corax
  • B Rank
    • Jane, Zoya, Chloe, Ms. Blanc, Kuma & Pengy, White Dwarf, Michenny, Korgon, Seleucid, Constantine

Best Fire Units

Fire units to keep an eye out for aside from the six-stars are Faust, who can convert tiles and deal AoE damage on kill confirm; Istvan, who can chain combo twice with other Fire units; Barbara, who is a stunner with guaranteed stun on red tiles; and Alice, which is Fire’s premier healer, and a necessary character for mono-fire endgame.

  • S Rank
    • Jona, Uriel, Charon, Victoria, Eicy, Alice
  • A Rank
    • Faust, Barbara, Istvan, Maggie, Regina, Leona
  • B Rank
    • Chainsaw Rick, Patty & Patsy, Joanie Boom, Sork & Bekk, Pepi, Tiny One, Nails, Brock

Best Forest Units

Forest units to keep an eye out for aside from the six-stars are Pact, who can not only convert tiles, but also generate enhanced tiles, snowballing into more tile conversions; Louise, who is a chain combo healer with some bulk; and Cuscuta, who can shove enemies around while dealing good damage.

  • S Rank
    • Hiiro, Bikinis, Gabriel, Migard
  • A Rank
    • Robyn, Odi, Louise, Pact, Areia, Sikare, Cuscuta
  • B Rank
    • Clover, Jomu, Jola, Uriah, Wendy, Ophina, Dove, Sylva, Lester, Leah

Best Lightning Units

Lighting units to keep an eye out for aside from the six-stars are Beverly, who can convert tiles as well as generate enhanced tiles; Vivian, who can buff damage on enemies; and Mia, who can deal screen-wide damage, regardless of tile.

  • S Rank
    • Gronru, Irridon, Wrath, Michael
  • A Rank
    • Vivian, Dayna, Mia, Nemesis, Schwartz, Keating Choir, Beverly
  • B Rank
    • Angel, Nadine, Eho, Kafka, Lilliam, Amy, Unimet, Rabbie, Ansia, Tessa

That’s the tier list! Keep in mind that Alchemy Stars is constantly adjusting units, as well as adding new ones. This tier list will attempt to stay current with patches – in addition, the meta may change, and so we’ll keep an eye on what’s doing well and adjust as necessary.


Junior Miyai

Junior has spent too much money on mobile games, to the point where if you ask him how much total, he simply laughs and reaches for the alcohol. You can follow him over @juniormiyai on Twitter.

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