Back with another Tier List, and it’s Persona Q this time! Today we’re going to look at everybody’s favourite mash up of Persona 3, Persona 4 and Etrian Odyssey, and determine which characters belong in which tier!
This is of course somewhat subjective and filled with personal opinions, but we’ve tried to be as objective as possible and judge them on their effectiveness in battle alone. Of course we all secretly love Yosuke and his never ending energy, or Teddie and his off-beat comedy, but it’s all for nought if they’re terrible when it comes to throwing down in an encounter, right?
- Aigis – Front Row
- Naoto – Back Row
- Persona 4 Main Character – Front Row
- Persona 3 Main Character – Back Row
- Akihiko – Front Row
Anyone familiar with our recently published Top 5 Characters list for Persona Q won’t be surprised by the contents of S-Tier. These are the absolute cream of the crop, the best of the best. You can slot these into any party and they’ll immediately improve them, or alternatively slot them into a full team alongside each other and have by far the best party available.
Whether it’s Aigis and her incredible defensive abilities or Naoto and her full battle wiping spells, these lot will make your life so much better as you trudge through the games many dungeon floors. Of course, some might argue that using these alone makes the game a little too easy, but when it comes to Etrian style dungeon crawlers we’re inclined to take every advantage we can.
- Chie – Front Row
- Fuuka – Support
- Yukiko – Back Row
- Mitsuru – Back Row
- Shinjiro – Front Row
- Junpei – Front Row
- Kanji – Front Row
The A-Tier of characters are a bit of a mixed bag if we’re honest. In some cases you might argue that they could switch places with a few S-Tier: Yukiko, for example, might be able to support your team almost as well as the P3MC. Kanji too might do just as well as Akihiko, Chie too has a good deal of plus points.
For us however, they’re just a little step behind – their statistics and abilities just don’t quite reach the heights of those in S-Tier. Mitsuru has an excellent magic stat for example, but little else going for her. Equally Chie can dish out some incredible damage, but her ability to take any hits is just a little too compromised.
They will each still perform well in their given roles, and you can complete the game with any number of them in your party, but they just don’t quite reach the peaks that the others might. Well, apart from Fuuka. In retrospect, we should have probably put her in S-Tier, but given that she just supports we weren’t inclined to do so – she’s super essential though!
- Rise – Support
- Yosuke – Front Row
- Teddie – Front Row
- Yukari – Back Row
- Koromaru – Front Row
- Ken – Back Row
The B-Tier takes a little more explaining. They aren’t trash bag characters, they’re really not. You could make these work if you really want to. The problem is that they all come with glaring weaknesses that you’ll need to either patch up or work around if you really want to get them going.
Ken for example can complete almost everything that Naoto can, but we found him crippled by a terribly low SP total – sure this can be patched up later on in the game, but until then you’re going to be held back. Teddie too can make a good tank, similar to Aigis, but you’ll need to switch his Luck around with his Endurance by using an accessory – again something you don’t get until later on in the game.
At the end of the day, Persona Q is adaptable enough to be completed with each and every character, but you should be aware that picking one of these will likely put you at a bit of a disadvantage – still completely doable, just a little more work required.