Best 5 Star Units (Reroll Tier List)

To view the tier list of ALL units by role, click here

During the closed beta test in global, players were greeted with a single 5* pull immediately upon entering the game.

If the full launch follows this pattern, then rerolling for your first 5* becomes extremely easy.

How To Reroll Fast in Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent #

It takes about a minute to roll for the first guaranteed 5* unit. If you don’t get what you want, go to the Title Screen > Options > Delete account. Works on both Android/iOS.

If you do get what you want, proceed to the next step where it’ll take ~10mins before you get to pull your first 10x.

5* Starter Reroll Unit Tier List #

There are 8 jobs in this game, and we get to immediately roll for 1 of 8 possible 5* unit. Please note, this tier list is subjective and can change if global decides to modify a character’s kit. With that said all 5* units are useful and offer important weapon/elemental attacks that are necessary for different content.

Elemental advantage in this game could be 2.5x damage! Break is 2x damage.

Having a variety of units with different elements is key to clearing difficult content.

They are:

  1. Lynette (Dancer): amazing buffer, debuffer, breaker and fire DPS. 9.5/10.
  2. Primrose (Dancer): amazing buffer, dark dmg dealer, and breaker. 9.4/10.
  3. Viola (Thief): amazing debuffer, multi-hit attacker. 9/10.
  4. Fiore (Warrior): amazing selfish physical DPS. 8.8/10.
  5. Tressa (Merchant): evasion tank with high DPS. 8.2/10 (will be in permanent banner soon).
  6. Gilderoy (Merchant): the strongest tank, soaks up damage like a boss. 8/10.
  7. Sofia (Scholar): amazing ice damage, absolute massive SP pool. 8/10.
  8. Theo (Apothecary): supporter with massive healing, regen and status cure. 8/10.
  9. Heathcote (Thief): best/most versatile breaker, decent damage. 7.5/10 (will be in permanent banner soon).
  10. Scarecrow (Hunter): another “best” breaker, decent damage. 7/10.
  11. Millard (Cleric): massive healing, little damage. 6/10.

View the top 4 star units to use during launch day.

And here’s a list of the top 3 star units.

Unit Reviews #

* Data taken from Character Index

Lynette #

  • Front row and single ally physical and elemental ATK up buffs
  • Can debuff enemy’s elemental DEF and Fire Res
  • 1-star passive can buff entire party
  • Huge SP pool to dish out skills
  • Has the highest elemental ATK, her fire skills are going to HURT
  • Strongest buffer for the longest time, still used in end game team comps in JP
  • Strong Fan and Fire breaker (break enemies quickly with multi-hit attacks)

I made an even more in-depth review of Lynette here.

Primrose #

Viola  #

  • 4 skills that can multi-hit, allowing you to break enemies faster
  • Can debuff enemy Physical ATK/DEF, Elemental ATK/DEF, and extend duration of stats debuffs of team
  • Very high ATK stats with the highest Speed stat
  • Best debuffer in the game for a long time
  • Is still used in end game team comps in JP
  • Strong Dagger and Fire breaker

Fiore #

  • Has the highest physical ATK stat, and her 1-star passive and initial skill boost it even more
  • Respectable HP (3rd highest) and physical DEF (3rd highest) stats
  • One man (woman) army DPS unit that can hit like a truck
  • Selfish, doesn’t offer much to the party aside from 5-star skill that can debuff enemy physical DEF
  • Strong Sword breaker, weak Dark breaker

Want to learn who she synergizes the best with? Read my in-depth review of Fiore here.

Tressa #

  • Surprise drop by Octopath Global, jack of many trades but master of none
  • She’s an evasive tank with self heal and above average physical and elemental damage
  • Her slow Speed can be a problem – 3* passive won’t proc unless she has full HP on her turn, so pair her up with Regen
  • Can provide front row with atk buff
  • Strong Spear breaker, decent Wind breaker

Gilderoy #

  • Gigachad tank with AOE taunt, and plenty of self buff physical DEF and elemental DEF
  • Can counter physical attacks, synergizes with his taunt skill
  • Has the highest HP and 2nd highest physical DEF stat
  • Rock bottom speed, but that’s fine because he’ll be taunting and countering
  • Has a chance to paralyze all enemies for 2 turns
  • Strong Lightning breaker, decent Spear breaker

Sofia #

  • Strongest Ice DPS that can debuff enemies to allow her to deal more damage
  • 2nd highest elemental ATK stat, just behind Lynette
  • 1-star passive reduces SP costs by 50%, useful if you can maintain her HP with the help of tanks that taunt or regen
    • However, she already has the highest SP stats, so she doesn’t need to save SP. Might be useful in battles of attrition.
  • Strong Ice breaker, weak Tome breaker

Theo #

  • Gives front row HP regen and can cure status ailments, pretty key to sustaining team
  • Only unit that can recover extra BP automatically
  • Has the highest physical DEF and 2nd highest HP
  • Strong Axe breaker, weak Lightning breaker

Heathcote #


Scarecrow #

  • Overshadowed almost immediately by the next 5* Hunter (H’aanit) gacha banner
  • Selfish DPS that wishes he could do more damage
  • Has the highest multi-hit skills (4 hits!); best Wind and Bow breaker

Millard #

  • Strong healer with front row heal and front row elemental DEF buff
  • Can single target regen and DEF buff ally
  • Has the highest elemental DEF stat
  • Worst breaker, no multi-hit skills, pretty low damage

Click here to view a list of top 4 star units to use during launch day.