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The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

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The King of Fighters ARENA has just launched globally for all regions, just days before Thanksgiving! Developed and published by Netmarble, this will be their 2nd King of Fighters IP game to be released globally. Stylized in a typical fighter RPG style compared to an Idle RPG like KoF: All Stars was, this game already looks like a hit among the community as the game was downloaded over 500,000 times on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store combined in the first 2 days itself. Although some latency and ping issues are to be expected when dealing with a mobile fighter RPG, it seems the development team is working hard to make sure players can get a true 1v1 skill-based fighting experience on their mobile along with the King of Fighters IP. Players can see the addition of popular heroes from the franchise such as Iori Yagami, Orochi, Kyo Kusanagi, Shermie, Chizuru, Terry, Andy, and Joe. The King of Fighters ARENA is available as a free-to-play game on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

Interested in becoming the champion of the ring? Well, you might be curious to know which heroes stand at the top of the list of most wanted fighters! We will be diving deep into the best fighters to use and play with in The King of Fighters ARENA. The King of Fighters ARENA makes use of a gacha system where each fighter’s mastery cartridge is available at a specific probability. Hence, there is no certain way to get your desired fighter’s mastery cartridge apart from constantly summoning and hoping for them to be summoned. One of the best aspects of the game is that there are no pay-to-win mechanics such as different rarities of fighters or different stats assigned to fighters based on their ranks. All fighters are equal and unlocked. The major differences arise with their play style and skill sets. Here are the rates of obtaining fighters:

  • All Fighters Cartridges – 2.702% Probability of being summoned (Individual Fighter Cartridge)

In this tier list for The King of Fighters ARENA, we will be giving an in-depth and detailed overview of some of the best fighters available to be used in-game. Here is a short overview of all the tiers:

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

  • S-Tier Fighters – The fighters mentioned in this tier are some of the strongest ones currently available to be summoned. They have some of the best base stats and have fewer cooldown timers.
  • A-Tier Fighter – The fighters mentioned in this tier are still desired very much but prove to be not as easy as the ones in the S tier. They have average base stats but delayed abilities.
  • B-Tier Fighters – The fighters mentioned in this tier are very tough to use but can be used by a skilled player. They also have good stats. 

S Tier Fighters

Let’s take a look at some of the fighters in this tier:

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

OROCHI

Orochi is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Orochi’s introduction reads the following – “The reigning head of the Orochi clan. Thanks to the effort of the Orochi Hakkeshu he has been resurrected in this world using Chris’s body as his vessel. A primal force made by Earth, he is a supernatural being that wields the power of darkness”. His 1st active skill Harae deals 180% damage and has an 8 second cooldown. His 2nd active skill Utsushiiwai EX deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 3rd active skill Honosusori EX deals 140% of his Attack as damage and has an 8 second cooldown. His Ultimate ability Marokare EX deals 400% of his Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Orochi’s Finisher ability Ukei deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

OROCHI IORI

Orochi Iori is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Orochi Iori’s introduction reads the following – “Iori Yagami is in a state of rampage – he lost all reasoning due to his dormant Orochi blood awakening. He is also called Orochi Iori in this form and his speed is truly fearsome. Due to Orochi’s power awakening in KOF 97, Iori faces both physical and mental collapse.” His 1st active skill 108 Shiki: Yamibarai deals 140% of his Attack as damage and has an 8 second cooldown. His 2nd active skill 100 Shiki: Oniyaki deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 3rd active skill 127 Shiki: Aoibana deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His Ultimate ability Max Kin 1029 Shiki: Yaotume deals 400% of his Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Orochi Iori’s Finisher ability Kin 1121 Shiki: Yaotume deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

KIM

Kim is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Kim’s introduction reads the following – “Kim is a very serious person with a strong and inherent sense of justice. As an expert in Taekwondo, he can stop any opponent’s attempt with his unpunishable kicking techniques. Kim is convinced that Taekwondo is the strongest fighting art and wants to tell the world about it!” His 1st active skill Half Moon Slash deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 2nd active skill Haki Kyaku deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 3rd active skill Triple Strike deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His Ultimate ability Falling Phoenix Kick deals 400% of his Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Kim’s Finisher ability Phoenix Kick deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

MAI

Mai is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Mai’s introduction reads the following – “Mai is a Kunoichi, and the successor of the Shiranui style of ninja arts. Her opponents are at the mercy of her graceful movement and fascinating attire. Using large fans as weapons, her fighting style is to Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee. Her future romantic relationship with Andy is always on her mind” Her 1st active skill Hissatsu Shinobi Bachi deals 150% of her Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. Her 2nd active skill Ryuuembu EX deals 150% of her Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. Her 3rd active skill Suichou No Mai deals 140% of her Attack as damage and has an 8 second cooldown. Her Ultimate ability Shiranuiryuu Kunoichiomai’s Dance deals 400% of her Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Mai’s Finisher ability Chou Hissatsu Shinobi Bachi deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

RYO

Ryo is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Ryo’s introduction reads the following – “Ryo Sakazaki runs the karate dojo founded years ago by his father, Takuma. Having trained hard every day since his childhood, Ryo is now acknowledged as one of the most skilled karate practitioners of his time, and is often referred to as the Invincible Dragon. He fights hard in order to get more pupils joining his dojo.” His 1st active skill Kohuken deals 140% of his Attack as damage and has an 8 second cooldown. His 2nd active skill Kohoh deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 3rd active skill Zanretsuken EX deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His Ultimate ability Ryuuko Rambu EX deals 400% of his Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Ryo’s Finisher ability Tenchi Haouken deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

A Tier Fighters

Let’s take a look at some of the fighters in this tier:

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

KING

King is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. King’s introduction reads the following – “King is dressed brilliantly in men’s clothing. She fights with her own style of Muay Thai kickboxing. Taking advantage of her tall physique, she specializes in a variety of kicks. She is recognized as a leader among the female fighters. She is also known as the owner of the Illusion Bar.” Her 1st active skill Double Strike deals 150% of her Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. Her 2nd active skill Secret Mirage Combo deals 150% of her Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. Her 3rd active skill Tornado Kick Combo deals 150% of her Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. Her Ultimate ability Illusion Dance EX deals 400% of her Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. King’s Finisher ability Venom Shot EX deals 250% of her Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

YASHIRO

Yashiro is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Yashiro’s introduction reads the following – “The leader of the new face team that appeared in the KOF 97’. Him and his teammates, Chris and Shermie, are also in a band together and he considers Iori Yagami a rival due to his past issues. He excels at power-based techniques. In fact, he is also one of the four Heavenly Kinos of Orochi.” His 1st active skill Sledge Hammer deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 2nd active skill Jet Counter Still deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 3rd active skill Missile Might Bash EX deals 145% of his Attack as damage and has a 7.5 second cooldown. His Ultimate ability ERROR CODE 2002 deals 400% of his Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Yashiro’s Finisher ability Final Impact deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

OROCHI LEONA

Orochi Leona is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Orochi Leona’s introduction reads the following – “Leona’s dormant Orochi blood has awakened and put her in a rampaging state. Her movements have become highly accelerated, and she’s earned the name Orochi Leona. She’s a descendent of the Orochi clan, and remembers her blood’s awakening from Goenitz schemes.” Her 1st active skill Baltic Launcher deals 140% of her Attack as damage and has a 8 second cooldown. Her 2nd active skill Grand Saber EX deals 150% of her Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. Her 3rd active skill Leona Crash EX deals 150% of her Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. Her Ultimate ability Rebel Spark EX deals 400% of her Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Orochi Leona’s Finisher ability Gravity Storm deals 250% of her Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

OROCHI YASHIRO

Orochi Yashiro is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Orochi Yashiro’s introduction reads the following – “Yashiro Nanakase’s is one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi, watcher of the power of Earth. He uses the overflowing power of Earth to turn them into his power. After Goenitz’s death, he plans for Orochi’s resurrection as the head of the Four Heavenly Kings, and blocks the champion’s path in KOF 97.” His 1st active skill Kuziku Daichi deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 2nd active skill Musebu Daichi deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 3rd active skill Odoru Daichi deals 145% of his Attack as damage and has a 7.5 second cooldown. His Ultimate ability Ankoku Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi EX deals 400% of his Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Orochi Yashiro’s Finisher ability Ankoku Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

B Tier Fighters

Let’s look at some of the fighters in this tier:

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

RALF

Ralf is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Ralf’s introduction reads the following – “Ralf is one of the mercenaries led by Heidern. A combination of Heidern-style assassination moves and martial arts makes up his unique fighting style. He is extremely caring and his subordinates trust him deeply. Clark and Leona accompany him on missions.” His 1st active skill Gatling Attack deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 2nd active skill Vulcan Punch deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 3rd active skill Ralf Tackle EX deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His Ultimate ability Jet Vulcan Punch deals 400% of his Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Ralf’s Finisher ability Bareback Vulcan Punch deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use. 

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

RUGAL

Rugal is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Rugal’s introduction reads the following – “Rugal was the host of KOF 94. He runs the entire black market. He attempted to gather the world’s most famous fighters and add them to his collection of statues. Rugal is an outstanding fighter. He is so good at fighting that he once annihilated all 50 of Heidern’s elite mercenaries all by himself.” His 1st active skill Genocide Cutter deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 2nd active skill Reppukken deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 3rd active skill Vanishing Rush EX deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His Ultimate ability Dead End Screamer deals 400% of his Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Rugal’s Finisher ability Genocide Cutter EX deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

The King of Fighters ARENA Tier List for Best Fighters

SHINGO

Shingo is a Melee ranged fighter that specializes in dealing burst damage. Shingo’s introduction reads the following – “A hot-blooded high school student who applied to be Kyo Kusanagi’s pupil after admiring him as his junior. He has no special ability, but uses an unfinished technique he copied from Kyo. He cannot use flames like Kyo, but as the series continues, he takes on an important role= after being acknowledged.” His 1st active skill Shingo Kick deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 2nd active skill 115 Shiki: Dokugami Mikansei deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His 3rd active skill 114 Shiki: Aragami Mikansei deals 150% of his Attack as damage and has a 7 second cooldown. His Ultimate ability Shingo Kinsei Oreshiki: Oborokasha deals 400% of his Attack as damage and has a 60 second cooldown. This skill costs 5 PG to use. Shingo’s Finisher ability Geshiki: Kakehourin deals 250% of his Attack as damage and has a 2 second cooldown. This skill costs 3 PG to use.

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