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Dragalia Lost Dragon Tier List – May 2020

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Welcome to the Dragalia Lost Dragon Tier List – May 2020 edition. The purpose of this list is to give players a general idea of each Dragon’s value, so as to better gauge how they should proceed with an investment towards summoning or unbinding them. Dragons with higher rankings will provide the use of your Sunlight Stones, and boost adventurers to their greatest potential.

Placements are explained in the Ranking Criteria section below this list. Moreover, do note that Dragons works as equipment for Adventurers to expand their skill sets and stats. Meaning, while a Dragon may stand at S tier, a specific Adventurer may be a better fit to use an A tiered one. Therefore, we advise basing your Dragon investment around your current contexts such as available Adventurers, or intended boss fights. Order of presentation within the same tier has no underlying meaning, as names are presented alphabetically. All Dragons are considered to be fully unbound.


Dragon Tier List – May 2020

TierFlameWindWaterLightShadow
SSG! Mars
SApollo
Dreadking! Rathalos
Konohana Sakuya
AC-011 Garland
Ariel
Freyja
Vayu
Gaibhne & Creidhne
Leviathan
Siren
Corsaint! Phoenix
Cupid
Daikokuten
Fatalis (*)
Shinobi
AArctos
Cerberus
Long Long
Pazuzu
Zephyr
DY! Jeanne
H! Maritimus
Nimis
Pop-Star! Siren (**)Andromeda
Chthonius
Epimetheus
Marishiten
BAgni
High Brunhilda
Ifrit
Kagutsuchi
Phoenix
Prometheus
Garuda
Hastur
High Midgardsormr
Roc
Kamuy
High Mercury
Simurgh
Vodyanoy
Gilgamesh
High Jupiter
Jeanne d’Arc
Lindworm
Takemikazuchi
High Zodiark
Juggernaut
Nyarlathotep
CRathalosStribog
Yulong
Poli’ahu
Poseidon
Liger
Shishimai
Unicorn
Barbatos
Parallel! Zodiark
Nidhogg
DBrunhilda
Erasmus
Pele
Midgardsormr
Sylvia
Mercury
Peng Lai
H! Silke
Jupiter
Ebisu
Maritimus
Phantom
Silke
Zodiark
ECinder Drake
Homura
Kindling Imp
Gust Drake
Tsumuji
Zephyr Imp
Fubuki
Snow Drake
Wellspring Imp
Astral Imp
Hinata
Moon Drake
Gloom Drake
Hikage
Pallid Imp
XMini MidsPop-Star! Siren (**)Mini Zodi
Fatalis (*)
Bronze Fafnir
Silver Fafnir
Gold Fafnir

H!: Halloween units / DY!: Dragonyule units / G!: Gala units



Ranking Criteria

SS: Overpowered Tier

Dragons in this tier shook the meta on release and displaced any of the existing dragons within their element instantly, for good reason. Currently only inhabited by Gala Mars, his Aura boost of essentially 90% Strength alone can place him here. But aside from monstrous baseline stats, he can also boost STR further by up to 40% thanks to his skill, which can be used twice for respectable damage. To top it off, shifting back to the Adventurer, it’ll have it’s skills fully charged. An overloaded kit no other Flame Dragon can stand up to, so unless you need a specific Dragon Skill like Arctos’s Stun or Phoenix’s Heal, this is the dragon you want for your Flame Adventurers.

S: Meta Tier

Dragons in this tier compose the central part of the meta within their respective element, some (Leviathan / Fatalis / Freyja) so useful they can see use outside of it. Skill Damage Dragons make DPS skyrocket, they benefit most if not all Adventurers. However, Buffers and Healers will prefer either STR (Strength) augmenting dragons (since they lack damaging skills) or utility Dragons with Skill Haste, Affliction infliction, etc.

A: Sub-meta Tier

Dragons in this tier still possess powerful qualities, but their potential is somewhat restricted to specific scenarios. Firstly, the Affliction reliant Dragons: without Burn, Poison, etc. being present their damage falls off. Secondly, archetype reliant Dragons: Crit Damage boosting Dragons, for example, only surpass S tier dragons when equipped to the few adventurers with high crit rates. In conclusion, acceptable alternatives that will shine in the right context.

B: Competent tier

Dragons in this tier are solid additions when starting out, but will require higher investment elsewhere (e.g. Weapons, Facilities) to allow you access to endgame content. The 4 star 45% STR Dragons will suffice during solo content while you work on having one viable 5-star dragon per element to face endgame content down the line. The others will surely pop up along the way, so unlike Adventurers, we advise not pulling specifically for Dragons, unless they are A, S or SS tier.

C: Lackluster Tier

Dragons in this tier start presenting serious drawbacks with no workarounds. Their benefits are scarce, and with the 4 star Dragons previously mentioned being easy to acquire, the Dragons in C tier have a hard time seeing any use. Mostly collectables, outside of HP dragons for beginner healers. They’ll help early on, but you will drop them fairly quickly.

D: Bottom Dwellers Tier

Dragons in this tier got the short end of the stick. Most of them are event welfare or acquirable without spending wyrmite, and their kits reflect that. Too many better alternatives out there to warrant using these. If anything, collectables.

E: Inventory Filler Tier

Dragons in this tier may prove more useful than those in D, because you’ll be trading this away for useful resources over time.

X: Special Tier

Dragons in this tier have special qualities that can’t be reflected in a regular tier list.

  • Firstly, there’s Mini Mids and Mini Zodi: while they are Wind and Shadow Dragons respectively, their stat-boosting is not limited to any element and matches those of the B Tier. Being limited anniversary freebies though, they have lower base stats and are unobtainable. Therefore, they’d awkwardly stand as a B- or C+, but very useful when just beginning for those who were around when they were gifted.
  • Secondly, Fatalis (*): Similar to the Mini Dragons, Fatalis also has an Aura that’s not completely restricted to Element. At Max Unbind, Fatalis can grant a 50% STR boost to any Adventurer. He’d somewhat rank between between low A tier and high B tier, as he can grant more STR than the staple 4 Star dragons, but 10% less than regular 5 Stars standing at 60% while also cursing the user indefinitely.
  • Then there’s Pop-Star Siren (**): While her 40% aura may not look strong, PS! Siren’s rechargeable skill can energize teammates and grant them a robust 40% strength buff, along with defense buffs. That’s a big team-wide DPS boost, and since most healers can’t add to it through normal means, she’s a great fit for them. Buff based Adventurers whose DPS don’t matter can also use her. Flame, Light and Shadow lack support oriented Dragons (unlike Wind’s Freyja or Water’s H! Maritimus), so Pop-Star Siren may be a better fit on characters whose job isn’t dealing damage even though you won’t be receiving her Aura’s benefits.
  • Finally, the Fafnirs: their Abilities are not element-restricted, and their purpose is to boost resource acquisition. Endgame gearing-up can be quite expensive, so these Dragons are valuable in a way a Tier List can’t conventionally convey. Farm Void Battles and trade the rewards to claim the Fafnirs. The sooner you start using them, the better, but only during farming quests!

This concludes the Dragon Tier List – May 2020 edition. This list will see revisions and additions throughout the month as new Dragons, Adventurers and content are released. Some changes to game mechanics may also shake positioning, so be sure to check back from time to time.


We hope this Dragalia Lost tier list proves useful for you and improves your gaming experience. If any of the information showcased seems amiss, by all means let us know down in the comments and we’ll see to it. If you are looking for more discussion, you might like to join our Discord.

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Lautaro Masseroni

A 3D Animation student from Argentina. Games have been a central piece of my upbringing, and I aim to give back that same joy in the future by being part of their creation process. Always open to dialogue and propositions, I'll look into any queries brought forth.
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