Blade Strangers is a fighting game developed by Studio Saizensen and published by Nicalis. It was released on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam for Windows PC in September 2018. The game features many of your favorite characters from various indie games such as Code of Princess EX (Code Name S.T.E.A.M.), Cave Story+, Nightwar (Mutant Mudds), and more!
The ULTIMATE Blade Strangers Tier List is created to help you decide which character(s) are best for you depending on your playstyle preference! To make things easier, we have broken the list down into four sections: High tier (>= Top 3), Middle tier (= Top 12), Low tier (<12) and Bottom Tier (<=Bottom 20).
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A personal favorite of mine is Linne because she’s got great combos, good playstyle variety with her three different forms (with the exception of being able to stunlock opponents from across the screen in dragon form like Zangief could once do) and has some really cool specials too such as having an upwards dive kick that can lead into either a long-range attack or another aerial move, a sword slash forward towards the enemy that leads into more moves both mid-ranged and close combat alike,
and her fireball that doesn’t do much damage but is great for spacing opponents and can be charged up so it does more damage.
My favorite high tier character because of his speed, combos, specials and mobility would have to be Yoshimitsu. He has a nice teleport move which he can use both offensively and defensively, an upwards slash with the sword if you want to close in on your enemies without taking too many risks, plus some really cool-looking combos such as one where he throws out three kunais at once before attacking them all after they’ve landed or another where he attacks someone from below with the blade end of his sheathed sword then two slashes towards their face afterwards before following through by slamming down on top of them.
Jin, for some reason or another, is my favorite low tier character. He’s got a pretty slow walking speed and his combos are really basic but he can do an aerial combo which I find to be really impressive with how many hits it catches the opponent with and one of his specials does this huge uppercut that launches them up into the air then you have time to rain down attacks on them before they land back on the ground again- not sure why but it just feels good.}
Yoshimitsu also has one move where he jumps over someone else’s head as if trying to get around their flank while attacking from behind at the same time. It wouldn’t work in a lot of situations because opponents can block
it but if they’re distracted or looking in another direction, it’s a really effective attack.}
Ling Xiaoyu is my favorite high tier character. She has this move where she does a backflip and then the opponent gets launched up into the air with her blade- there are also different variations on how to land that do more damage as well as adding some other moves I can’t remember right now. But even though Ling Xiaoyu is powerful when you get good at playing her, don’t neglect spending time learning characters like Jin who have these basic easy combos because sometimes those will work better than your fancy ones will.}
The ULTIMATE Blade Strangers Tier List: *Jin, for some reason or
another, is underrated. He’s got these moves that are easy to do and can be done really fast- if you get good at playing Jin then it’ll work for situations where other characters might not have the same kind of effectiveness.
Yamato is a high tier character because he can block pretty much anything with his blade except for throws so I recommend using him when someone else has gone low on health or something.}
Leo White In the world of indie games, there are a few select fighting franchises that stand out from all the rest. One such franchise is Blade Strangers developed by Studio Saizensen and published by Nicalis Inc., makers of Cave Story+, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ among other popular titles for Nintendo Switch players looking to take their game on-the-go.
Blade Strangers features an eclectic cast with characters spanning across various studios from Japan including “Studio Saizensen” (AKA developer), CooPlus, Examu, Marvelous Entertainment Inc., Arc System Works Co Ltd., Red Entertainment Corp, Sega Games Company Limited et al that includes Hibiki Kuze & Koji Matsumoto