Don’t Starve Characters Tier List

don't starve characters tier list

Our Don’t Starve Characters Tier List will help you decide which heroes you’ll want to use to survive through even the game’s most difficult environments. Details about each hero specific play style such as description, requirements, health, hunger and sanity are also provided so that you know how to utilize the character best. Characters from the original game and its multiplayer expansion, Don’t Starve Together, along with all DLCs are included. Just hover over each hero’s portrait to see all info available.

Don’t Starve is a 2D wilderness survival game for PC and mobile devices. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Cooperate with your friends in a private game, or take your chances with strangers online. Work with other players to survive the harsh environment, or strike out on your own. Do whatever it takes, but most importantly, Don’t Starve!

Since its initial release, Don’t Starve has managed to capture the hearts of millions of players worldwide and steadily become one of the most popular survival games in many countries. Don’t Starve is a fantastic game with characters in high-end cartoon style, deep character progression system, a spectacular world full of science and magic with varied game modes, an immersive narrative with engaging content and constant challenges that centers around one thing – its heroes, which are the heart and soul of how you play the game.

Don’t Starve delivers a highly entertaining but also demanding environment. Although there is no such thing as the best hero in the game, since in order to build great teams you must focus on their synergies rather than individual hero rankings, there are many to choose from, each with their own unique abilities and perks. Furthermore the game allows some of them to shine more than others, and while you can unlock the majority of them later in the game, this adds to the pressure of deciding the right ones to master.

Our Don’t Starve Characters Tier List aims to guide you select heroes that best fit in with your personal play style for achieving the best gaming experience available.

Our Rankings

S+ Tier – Very Overpowered
S Tier – Overpowered, these heroes are dominant. If you want to survive, you can never go wrong choosing any of them
A Tier – Perfectly Balanced, these powerful heroes are popular choices. While not the very best, will often give you a slight edge if you select them
B Tier – Slightly Underpowered, these heroes are average. While they will not give you an edge in surviving, they will not hold you back either
C Tier – Underpowered, the use of these heroes is situational. Some of them are great against certain environments and challenges, while others are simply less efficient than most heroes in the roster. Either way, these heroes are less common picks
D/E Tier – Very Underpowered, these heroes are considered the weakest. Consider selecting another hero, unless you are experienced enough to utilize their skillset efficiently
F Tier – Typically Useless Heroes

Heroes Tier List

Our Don’t Starve Characters tier list depicts which are the most popular heroes that are also capable of clearing end game content with ease. As mentioned earlier, Don’t Starve can be played as a single or a team based game. In the latter case, team synergy, positioning and coordination are the building blocks to achieve victory. That is why we rank each hero based not only on individual skillset and popularity but also on the value they provide to the team. Heroes who synergize better with a larger group of teammates are naturally ranked higher. Due to their effectiveness, higher tier units will be able to fit in many team compositions, as they are considered to be the top choice for achieving victory, whereas lower tier units might be viable, but it will be harder to find a team to support them. It is obvious that investing in an A Tier hero will make progression easier and smoother than focusing on lower tier units.

We update our Don’t Starve Characters tier list frequently to reflect the latest game meta. Keep in mind that heroes placement inside a specific tier is NOT important. Heroes are positioned randomly within a specific tier thus their placement does not show that they are better or more popular than others in the same tier. So without further ado, let’s dive into our Don’t Starve Characters Tier List.

S Tier
DetailsDescription: Excels in battle. Absorbs the power of fallen foes. Only eats meat., Requirements: 1920 exp (96 days in a Reign of Giants save slot)
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 200, Hunger: 120, Sanity: 120
DetailsDescription: Is a skilled builder. Gets one free hit from the dark. Invents her own gadgets., Requirements: Always available, Health: 150, Hunger: 150, Sanity: 200
DetailsDescription: Is an imp. Can hop through time and space. Less nourished by physical food., Requirements: Weave for 2700 Spools OR buy Wortox Chest for $6.99 OR the Wortox Deluxe Chest for $10.99, Health: 200, Hunger: 175, Sanity: 150
A Tier
DetailsDescription: Is haunted by her twin sister. Feels comfortable in the dark. Doesn’t hit very hard., Requirements: 640 exp (32 days)
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 150, Hunger: 150, Sanity: 200
DetailsDescription: Has a refined palate. Cooks in custom kitchenware. Brings a stylish chef pouch., Requirements: 2560 exp (128 days in a Shipwrecked/Shipwrecked compatible save slot)
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 150, Hunger: 250, Sanity: 200
DetailsDescription: At home in the Swamp. Has big plans for Merm-kind. Is a vegetarian., Requirements: Weave for 2700 Spools OR buy Wurt Chest for $5.99 OR the Wurt Deluxe Chest for $9.99 OR the Starter Pack upgrade to the Megapack Bundle for $6.99, Health: 150-250, Hunger: 200-250, Sanity: 150-200
DetailsDescription: Knows many things. Self-publishes books. Can’t sleep, hates food spoilage., Requirements: 1280 exp (64 days)
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 150, Hunger: 150, Sanity: 250
B Tier
DetailsDescription: Not a picky eater. Is charged by lightning, but damaged by water. Can upgrade with gears., Requirements: 960 exp (48 days)
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 100-400
150-400 (Don’t Starve Together), Hunger: 100-200
150-200 (Don’t Starve Together), Sanity: 100-300
150-300 (Don’t Starve Together)
DetailsDescription: Has a lovely axe. And a terrible secret. Is thankful for bountiful harvests., Requirements: 1600 exp (80 days)
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 150, Hunger: 150, Sanity: 200
DetailsDescription: Grows stronger with a full belly. Is afraid of monsters and the dark., Requirements: 320 exp (16 days)
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 150-300, Hunger: 300, Sanity: 200
C Tier
DetailsDescription: Immune to Fire damage. Has a sweet Lighter. Lights fires when nervous., Requirements: 160 exp (8 days)
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 150, Hunger: 150, Sanity: 120
DetailsDescription: Plants relate to him. Has a Green Thumb. Food fills his stomach, but not his heart., Requirements: Always available (Don’t Starve: Hamlet)
Weave for 2700 Spools OR buy Wormwood Chest for $6.99 OR the Wormwood Deluxe Chest for $10.99 OR buy the Hamlet DLC for Don’t Starve (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 150, Hunger: 150, Sanity: 200
DetailsDescription: Is dapper, but frail. Can split his mind into pieces. On a first-name basis with the night., Requirements: Finish Adventure Mode
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 75, Hunger: 150, Sanity: 200
D Tier
DetailsDescription: Is a monster. Can befriend spiders. Grows a silky smooth beard., Requirements: Find Webber’s skull and bury it inside an opened Grave when playing in a Reign of Giants save slot
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 175, Hunger: 175, Sanity: 100
DetailsDescription: Grows a magnificent beard., Requirements: Always available, Health: 150, Hunger: 150, Sanity: 200
DetailsDescription: Not afraid of anything, except getting hurt. Good with a slingshot. Has a four-legged friend. Allergic to bees. Has no interest in fashion., Requirements: Always available, Health: 130, Hunger: 110, Sanity: 200
F Tier
DetailsDescription: Can’t talk. Has trouble staying alive. Practices balloonomancy., Requirements: Find and rescue Locked Wes in Adventure Mode
Always available (Don’t Starve Together), Health: 113
75 (Don’t Starve Together), Hunger: 113
75 (Don’t Starve Together), Sanity: 150
75 (Don’t Starve Together)

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Last Update: 20 October 2021

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