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Wuthering Waves: Resonator tier list

Here's our ranking of the best Resonators in Wuthering Waves

Promotional art for Wuthering Waves showing Yangyang and the male Rover standing in a desolate landscape.
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Looking for a tier list of the Resonators in Wuthering Waves? As of its release, Wuthering Waves boasts 17 characters known as Resonators, and this number goes up to 18 if you count the fact that the main player character, the Rover, has both male and female appearances. You can control three of these characters at once as you traverse Wuthering Waves' expansive world, swapping them in and out on the fly to combine attacks into truly devastating combos.

As is the case in any gacha game, there are some Resonators who are a bit more useful than others, and well worth the effort it'll take to pull them. In this guide, we've crafted a tier list of all Resonators in Wuthering Waves, and outlined our top five picks for your team.

Wuthering Waves: Resonator tier list

The following tier list contains all Resonators currently available in Wuthering Waves. We've ranked them according to their usefulness with regards to damage and support skills. Don't worry if your favourite Resonator hasn't ranked particularly high - we'll update this list accordingly with new rankings as Wuthering Waves' meta changes.

S-Tier Calcharo, Danjin, Jiyan, Verina, Yinlin
A-Tier Encore, Jianxin, Lingyang, Mortefi, Sanhua
B-Tier Aalto, Baizhi, Rover (Female & Male), Yangyang, Chixia
C-Tier Taoqi, Yuanwu

Of these Resonators, you'll start Wuthering Waves with either the female or male Rover, and you'll obtain Baizhi, Chixia, and Yangyang by progressing through the game's first chapter. Sanhua is unlocked after completing 5 Daily Logins, and Yuanwu is unlocked after running through the endgame Tower of Adversity mode.

For more on these characters and their respective Rarity, Attribute, and Weapons, check out our guide to all Resonators in Wuthering Waves.

Best Resonators in Wuthering Waves

The following Resonators made our S-Tier in terms of ranking, and are excellent characters to prioritise.


The Resonator Calcharo in Wuthering Waves.
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Calcharo is a 5-Star Resonator specialising in the Electro Attribute who wields a Broadblade. He's a pretty boy mercenany with silver hair, and his DPS is especially ridiculous if you can execute continuous combos and swap him out for other characters at the right moment to keep damage output high. He also builds up stacks of Cruelty and Killing Intent with successful usage of his skillset, and he can exchange these stacks to pull off more powerful Heavy Attacks. It takes practice to perfect these attack patterns, but if you want extreme damage, Calcharo is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with.


The Resonator Danjin in Wuthering Waves.
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Danjin is a 4-Star Resonator specialising in the Havoc Attribute who wields a Sword. She boasts a berserker-style playstyle that revolves around her HP decreasing in exchange for dealing more damage. This makes her one of Wuthering Waves' trickier characters, but when paired with a healer like Verina, she's superb for clearing the field of enemies and tackling bosses. Danjin is easily the best 4-Star Resonator at the moment and more than capable of hanging with her higher Rarity peers.


The Resonator Jiyan in Wuthering Waves.
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Jiyan is a 5-Star Resonator specialising in the Aero Attribute who wields a Broadblade. He's got turquoise hair, suave dragon garb, and excellent damage-dealing capabilities, and he's available as Wuthering Waves' first 5-Star Banner. Jiyan slashes especially hard upon activating his Liberation state, which turns all of his attacks into empowered heavy attacks. Similar to Calcharo, he works best with a Resonator who can buff his heavy attack damage or Aero stat.


The Resonator Verina in Wuthering Waves.
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Verina is a 5-Star Resonator specialising in the Spectro Attribute who wields a Rectifier. Don't let her childish appearance fool you into thinking she's not capable, as this young botanist is possibly the most versatile Resonator in Wuthering Waves, and certainly the best support character. Her passive skills grant attack bonuses for your team, her Outro skill continues to boost attack, and her Liberation ability heals everyone while marking enemies, who then suffer damage. Extraordinarly useful and a top-tier Resonator for sure.


The Resonator Yilin in Wuthering Waves.
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Yilin is a 5-Star Resonator specialising in the Electro Attribute who wields a Rectifier. She was an extremely popular character in Wuthering Waves' beta, but you'll have to wait for Wuthering Waves' second Banner update to unlock her in the final game. You can look forward to stellar Electro damage and a skillset that marks enemies, making them susceptible to bonus damage even with Yilin off the playfield. Even if her final build differs from her beta incarnation slightly, Yilin will still be an S-tier character more than worth the wait.

That's a wrap on our Wuthering Waves tier list and our picks on the best S-tier Resonators in the game. Now that you've gotten the lowdown on characters, head over to our complete list of all Echoes in Wuthering Waves to start getting familiar with the game's awesome monster-collecting system.

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