Tier List - Meaning + How To + Lists

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Do you know what Tier List means? Have you ever heard people making videos on youtube or creating Tier List images? In this article, we will solve everyone's doubts regarding these lists of favorites used both in games and in anime and other areas of life.

Definition - What does Tier List mean?

The word Tier List can be translated as List of Levels. The English word Tier is often translated as a layer, row or system of levels. The purpose of these lists is to share views on best characters, but they are never 100% accurate.

These are lists with colored layers separated by Letter Ranking [S +, S, A, B, C, D, E] where a certain item or character is placed in each of the rankings in order to define the strongest or favorites .


Tier Lists exist in most competitive gaming communities, especially among fans of fighting games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Super Smash Bros. Fighting game professionals defend the Tier List, but casual players generally disagree completely with those lists.

Over the past few years, these lists have become increasingly popular, often used in a comic or personal way to describe favorite characters, Waifus and even favorite foods. Usually these lists end up creating disagreements between the community.

Tier is also considered a worldwide classification standard created especially for Data Centers by the Uptime Institute consortium, a standard accepted in more than 40 countries. It is a line or level of a structure, usually one of a series of lines placed one above the other and successively receding or decreasing in size.

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Um exemplo de Tier List de Comida Asiática

Origin - How did the Tier List come about?

It is not known for sure how the Tier List came about, but it is known that one of the first lists that appeared on the internet was from the game Tekken on March 25, 2005. I believe it was already common for people to talk about their favorite characters or the best fighters of a particular game.

Four years later, on May 8, 2009, the anonymous user of 4chan posted an Idolmaster List on the Japanese forum. This started to arouse the desire to make lists of anime characters.

On May 17, the user of the Urban Dictionary Yello River defined the top layer of the Tier List as “Layer of God”. They wrote: "Skills that are almost divine".


The following year, on August 28, 2010, FunnyJunk user Scrumpulate posted a Tier List of college subjects, thus expanding its use to areas other than games and anime.

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Dois Exemplos de lista, da Apple e de Estúdios e Anime.

How do players view the Tier List?

Fighting game professionals often consider Tier List frequently. These lists have become popular even in FPS, MOBA shooting games like LOL and Dota, or hero games like Overwatch and Paladins.

When a competitive game receives an update, a question arises as to how changes in the game will affect the level list. This can also occur with the addition of new characters, skills or weapons in the game.


Some players often use low ranking characters on a Tier List to take advantage of certain championships. Since players are used to playing with the best on the list, others use the worst as a surprise element and master that character's skills.

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Tier List de Fortnite

Popular Tier List divisions

Nowadays letter rankings are used a lot to create Tier List, but originally there are some divisions that are worth highlighting:

God Tier - The top of the list of levels, are usually powerful characters like Gods, in case the fans prefer not to put this type of tier in order not to compromise the game. They are usually characters who have a power far beyond others. Some are even banned from championships.

Trash Tier - As the name suggests, they are complete garbage. The worst of the worst characters, the most hated, the useless that shouldn't even exist. Usually some are pissed off to see a favorite character being played on that list.

Top Tier - Usually the strongest characters in the game, but not as powerful and abusive as the God Tiers. They are usually from the S or A Ranking in the current Tier List.

Middle tier - Those who fail to be good in some ways, fail to reach the top. They are in the middle between Ranking B and C.

Low Tier - They are characters with some serious disadvantages, different from the others that end up being left out. Usually they are below the Rank D.

Some lists use different classifications like [S +, S-, A +, A, A-]. Others usually put any custom word to classify the layers of a Tier List.

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Famoso Meme Tier List Modificado

How to create a Tier List?

Nowadays the S + ranking is used up to any letter you want, being the S + the God Tier or Top Tier. These lists can be created both vertically and horizontally. Usually the lines follow the direction of a traditional table.

Below is an example of a Traditional Tier List:

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Tier lists can be assembled on sites such as:

I usually use the first website in the list above. In it you already have all the images of a certain type of list you want to create, you can also rename the Rankings to the words you want. Others prefer to create on their own paint or text editor, some already use mobile apps.

You can make a funny list or a serious list. To make a serious list that will be used as an influence for others, it is best to know all the characters and not be partial to any of them. Sometimes you like or are used to a certain character, but you will see a popular Tier List on the internet and find it at the bottom of the ranking.


My Tier List

Below I want to share all the Tier List that I make to share on my website:

Japan sights Tier List

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Anime Tier List

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Tier List Favorite Waifus

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The Internet's Most Wanted Tier Lists

What do people usually do Tier List? With that in mind, let's leave a list of Games, Anime and other things that people most often look for or make Tier Lists on:

  • Genshin Impact
  • Mobile Legends
  • All Star Tower Defense
  • Maker
  • Genshin
  • Dragon Ball Legends
  • Tft
  • Anime
  • Adc
  • Afk Arena
  • Arena of Valor
  • Archero
  • Genshin Impact Weapons
  • All Star Roblox
  • Brawl Stars
  • Bleach
  • Brawlhalla
  • Bijuu Shinobi Life 2
  • Boku No Hero
  • Brawl Stars 2020
  • Boruto
  • Blox Fruits
  • Creator
  • Clash Royale
  • Cod Mobile
  • Champions Lol
  • Lol
  • Champions Legion
  • Comp Tft
  • Lol Champions
  • Danganronpa
  • Db Legends
  • Dragon Ball
  • Dota 2
  • Dragon Ball Fighterz
  • Disney
  • Dbd
  • Epic Seven
  • Elsword
  • Exos Heroes
  • Eternal Return
  • Elements Shinobi Life 2
  • Epic Seven Reroll
  • Edh
  • Exos Heroes Global
  • Fnaf
  • Fortnite
  • Fate Go
  • Final Fate Td
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Fighterz
  • for Honor
  • Ffbe
  • Grand Chase
  • Genkai Shinobi Life 2
  • Guardian Tales
  • Genshin Impact 1.1
  • Genshin Impact Reddit
  • Genkais Shinobi Life 2
  • Hearthstone
  • Honkai Impact
  • Hots
  • Hero Cantare
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Haikyuu
  • Shadowlands Healer
  • Hades
  • Illusion Connect
  • Idle Heroes
  • Identity v
  • Injustice 2
  • Lol Items
  • Injustice
  • Items Tft
  • Idola
  • Jg
  • Jojo
  • Games
  • Jojo Stands
  • Jg s10
  • Soccer players
  • Jump Force
  • Jojo Parts
  • Kekkei Genkai Shinobi Life 2
  • King's Raid
  • Kof All Star
  • Kof 2002
  • Kimetsu No Yaiba
  • King Piece
  • King's Raid 2020
  • Kg Shinobi Life 2
  • Lol 2020
  • LOL
  • Lost Ark
  • Mid
  • Mlbb
  • Mk11
  • Mobile Legends Adventure
  • Marvel Future Fight
  • Minecraft

Finally, watch a video of how youtubers usually record these Lists in their videos: