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Mario Strikers: Battle League Character Tier List

DBLTAP's character tier list for the playable characters available at launch in Mario Strikers: Battle League.
DBLTAP's character tier list for the playable characters available at launch in Mario Strikers: Battle League. / Image courtesy of Nintendo

Our Mario Strikers: Battle League tier list is here to break down which of the characters are the best to use early on within a week of the game's launch.

Mario Strikers: Battle League is the latest entry in the line of Mario soccer games and notably has 10 characters in its roster ready to be played. Here is how the characters stack up at the launch of Mario Strikers: Battle League.

Mario Strikers: Battle League Character Rankings

S Tier

  • Rosalina
  • Waluigi

Kicking off the list are the two characters that, at least early on, have developed a reputation as being the best offensive and defensive options in the game, respectively. As such, they are consistently useful picks in almost all formats. The offensive Rosalina should be the featured scorer for most teams thanks to her high Strength, Shooting and Technique stats, as well as her powerful Orbital Burst Hyper Strike. Meanwhile, Waluigi is widely considered to be the best defensive character in the game thanks to his high Strength and Speed. He can quickly tackle opponents to protect your goal and steal the ball from under them.

A Tier

  • Mario
  • Peach
  • Donkey Kong
  • Bowser
  • Toad
  • Yoshi

In A Tier are six characters that are great options for any team, and arguably could be considered S Tier in some eyes. Perhaps the closest characters to S Tier are Mario, Peach and Donkey Kong. Mario and Peach serve as great alternatives to Rosalina as scorers, while Donkey Kong's high Strength and Passing make him a useful pick on both offense and defense. Meanwhile, Yoshi and Toad and two of the best playmakers in the midfield, while Bowser is another two-way threat thanks to his Strength and Shooting stats being some of the highest in the game.

B Tier

  • Luigi
  • Wario

Lastly, in B Tier are two characters that are well-rounded in scoring, playmaking and defense, but just aren't as strong in any particular area as compared to the options above.


Mario Strikers: Battle League is available now, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

For more on the game, feel free to check out our guides on how to earn coins fast and how to create or join a Club.