Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Best Familiars Tier List

This guide will tell you about Familiars, their types, and the tier list so you can invest in the best Familiars in Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds.

Ni no Kuni: Cross World features companions known as Familiars that help you out through your adventures and combats. Each familiar has its own specific type of skillset which can be used in battles to defeat your enemies and support you in difficult situations.

There are several ways to obtain these familiars. Most of them can be obtained as you progress through the main story. These can be bred too by using materials obtained through your adventures in the game. Furthermore, the Gacha system of the game is the best place to purchase these familiars easily.

This guide will tell you more about Familiars, their types, and the tier list so you can invest in the best Familiars in Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds.

Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Familiar Types Explained

There are five types of Familiars in Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds.

  • Darkness
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Light
  • Wood

All these types have their strengths and weaknesses. The Fire-type has an advantage over the Earth-type and Wood-type. The Wood type is considered more powerful than the Water-type.
Similarly, the strength of Water-type familiars is more than the Fire-type. However, the Familiars of Light and Darkness types are equal in strengths.

Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Familiars Tier List

All available familiars in the game can be divided into the following five tiers after the latest updates, starting from S-tier being the best one to the D tier being the most basic one with normal abilities.

S-Tier: Petal, Hippocampus, Mite, Oroboros, Sparkee, Hob-Goblin, and Splisher.

A-Tier: Shrimpaler, Molten Lion, Fluttery, Suiryu, Dinoceros, Crab-O-Lantern, and Tumbelemur.

B-Tier: Byrde, Crowhaek, Draggle, Stagthorn, Penguicorn, Arachnes, Bunnybot, and Rimu.

C-Tier: Crowhawk, Disbelief, Naja, Jabber, Hurray, Ebon Taurex, Whambat, Ruff, Rambunctious, Prince of Whales, Petromaton, Bumbler, and Worker.

D-Tier: Pipsqueak, Stitcher, Sillymander, Taurex, Bonehead, Mandragorer, and Shellraiser.

Best Darkness Familiar

Dinoceros is by far the most powerful familiar in this category considering its brutal attacks and his ability to increase the damage of his attacks. Furthermore, its roar is able to deal 400 percent damage to its enemies and can easily ring them out.

Best Fire Familiar

Firelynx is the best choice for fire type due to his ability to lower enemy healing by 15 to 25 percent which makes dealing with opponents very easy. His skills are unmatched and perfect for creating chaos among your enemies

Best Light Familiar

Bunnybot is, without doubt, the best Light familiar as it provides perfect bonuses that help you out in difficult situations. Apart from its ability to strengthen the power of attack-type familiars, it also has a unique ability to create two shields.

One is used for negating 50 percent damage and amplifying damage done to stunned enemies. The other one reduces elemental damage done by 25%.

Best Water Familiar

Suiryu is the best one among the other three-star familiars in this category and it can also be regarded as the strongest of the game considering its brutal strength and boosts. It can boost up his other two active skills that deal over 200% damage to its enemies.

Best Wood Familiar

Oroboros takes the first spot in the Wood type category. Spin Attack, one of its active skills, deals damage to its opponents for 5 seconds which proves helpful in various situations. Furthermore, his second active skill can be used to clear up an area of enemies by attacking all of them at once.

Best Starting Familiars

After you reach level 5, the game allows you to summon a four-star starting familiar. However, you only have 10 tries to change your starting familiar to a new one. Following are the two best four-star starting familiars you can summon.

Mite – Fire type
Its passive ability, Mite’s Heart, increases the damage of his Fire attacks. Furthermore, his active skills such as the Cross Slash and the Terrible Slashing provide an easy crowd-controlling component by dealing AoE attacks on enemies and also dealing extra damage on top of it.

Oroboros – Wood type
As mentioned above, he is the best wood type familiar in the game considering his poison attacks that continuously deal damage over time. Furthermore, his spin attacks also add the AoE component to it in addition to the poisoning ability.

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