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Dislyte Esper Defender Tier List

In Dislyte, the Defender of your team will be the Esper who fills the role of a Tank. They will take damage for your team and endure these attacks to deal out their own attacks. In this Dislyte Esper Defender Tier List, we rank all the Defender Espers in the game to help you choose some of the best ones to work on for your teams.

To help you in choosing the Best Dislyte Defender Esper for your team, we will first cover the basics of Defenders – what makes a good Defender and some typical ways to build them. After this, we will get to the most important part, the Dislyte Esper Defender Tier List!

What is a Defender Esper in Dislyte

In Dislyte, there are 4 different roles that an Esper can be tagged with: Fighter, Defender, Controller, or Support. Each of these roles plays a different part in your team. The Defender is the Tank of your team and will be relied upon to take damage for your other Espers and survive in order to deal out their own damage.

What Makes a Good Defender Esper in Dislyte

Best Defender Dislyte Esper Tier List - Donar

In Dislyte, a strong Defender will have a high DEF stat, good HP, and a respectable SPD value. This all see sees the Defender able to soak up as much damage as possible and keeps them in the game to return fire with their own abilities. For most Defenders, you will typically also want to see them with the Taunt buff. Donar is an exception to this but he relies more on surviving into the late stages and making powerful attacks.

Players will note that there aren’t currently that many Defender Espers in the game. Due to this limited choice, it can make the decision easy for who to use. Simply the one you actually have! Read our Esper Guide for more details on the components that make up an Esper and what game modes they may be suited to.

How to Build a Defender Esper in Dislyte

Dislyte Esper Defender Resonance - Ren Si

As mentioned above, the Best Defender Espers will have high DEF and HP. Often, you will see the damage they deal scaling off of these 2 stats. Depending on the Defender Esper, it can also be useful to increase SPD to help them get their Taunt buff out early in the match. Therefore, builds that maximize these stats should be focused on when building a Defender Esper.

As such, a good place to start is focusing their Resonance on DEF and Relics that increase DEF, and HP and provide Lifesteal. Of course, this can vary from Esper to Esper depending on their specific stats and abilities. Reading our Esper Guide and Relic Guide will help you pick builds for your Espers and you can also follow the links in the Dislyte Esper Defender Tier List below for specific Esper builds that we recommend.

Dislyte Esper Defender Tier List

Best Defender Dislyte Esper Tier List - Ren Si

Below you can find our full Dislyte Esper Defender Tier List. There are 5 Ranks in this Tier list – S, A, B, C, and F. Rank S shows the Best Dislyte Defender Espers and Rank F shows the worst.

As is natural, you may not agree with all the rankings and it is important to play with those Defender Espers that you personally like best! Indeed, this list is based on performance across all game modes and there are certain Espers who are specialists in a specific game mode and therefore may still rank quite low here. Check out our other Dislyte Guides for information on the Best Espers for different game modes.

Dislyte Defender Tier List – Rank S

Dislyte Defender Tier List – Rank A

Dislyte Defender Tier List – Rank B

  • Falken
  • Djoser

Dislyte Defender Tier List – Rank C

  • Li Ao

Dislyte Defender Tier List – Rank F

  • Bardon

Lastly, it is worth mentioning that you should not be disheartened if you do not have the Best Defender Espers on this list yet. Indeed, many of these options are very viable and can be extremely effective when built well. In addition, even if you have them but you like to use someone else, then you should! After all, this is a game that should be fun!

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