Rainbow Six Siege Operator tier list 2022: Best attackers and defenders tier list

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Ahead of Operation Solar Raid, we’ve put together a definitive Rainbow Six Siege Operator tier list for both attackers and defenders.

With well over 60 operators to choose from in Rainbow Six Siege, it can be quite hard to keep up with the best options on both attack and defence. We’re currently gearing up for the addition of a Colombian operator in Year 7 Season 4, known as Solar Raid.

To help you with your struggles in the game, we’ve put together a list of the best Attackers and Defenders.

Naturally, there’s a degree of subjectivity in this list, with certain playstyles naturally gravitating towards certain operators. Those who look to rush and roam on defence will do well to avoid 1-speed operators like Rook, while those who play slow and passive on attack will want to avoid 3-speed characters like Nøkk.

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Read on for our definitive Rainbow Six Siege Operator tier list.

 

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The number of operators available in Siege can make choosing the best difficult.

Rainbow Six Siege Operator tier list: Attackers

Attackers in Siege are a varied bunch. There’s plenty to be said for old faithfuls like Ash and Sledge, but there’s more attacking verve and creativity possible with operators like Jackal and Iana.

S Tier

  • Nomad
  • Sledge
  • Thatcher

A Tier

  • Ace
  • Finka
  • Hibana
  • Iana
  • Jackal
  • Maverick
  • Thermite
  • Twitch
  • Zero
  • Zofia

B Tier

  • Ash
  • Buck
  • Capitao
  • Flores
  • Grim
  • IQ
  • Lion
  • Osa
  • Sens

C Tier

  • Amaru
  • Dokkaebi
  • Fuze
  • Gridlock
  • Kali
  • Nøkk
  • Ying

D Tier

  • Blackbeard
  • Glaz

E Tier

  • Blitz
  • Montagne

Rainbow Six Siege Operator tier list: Defenders

If you’re looking to stop enemies from making progress, you’ll want the very best defenders. Characters like Kapkan are trusty and consistent, but more skilled operators like Mira and Clash can be a nightmare to play against in the right hands.

S Tier

  • Aruni
  • Jäger
  • Mira
  • Smoke
  • Valkyrie

A Tier

  • Azami
  • Bandit
  • Kaid
  • Kapkan
  • Melusi
  • Mozzie
  • Mute
  • Wamai

B Tier

  • Alibi
  • Castle
  • Echo
  • Ela
  • Goyo
  • Lesion
  • Maestro
  • Thorn
  • Thunderbird
  • Vigil
  • Warden

C Tier

  • Doc
  • Frost
  • Oryx
  • Pulse
  • Tachanka

D Tier

  • Caveira
  • Clash
  • Rook

That’s our full Operator Tier List, but expect it to change once Y7S4 hits.

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Not only will a new operator shake up the meta and counter some of the stronger abilities, but we also expect the standard set of buffs and nerfs from Ubisoft.