(An) S4 Unlimited Tier List

“Let’s not forget that tier lists are based NOT on what’s good, but on what’s used.” MosaicStar

So here’s a small project I started back in 2013 and, with the help of the ENG and TR S4 communities, managed to grow into an entire, full-fledged community project. Welcome to S4’s first unlimited tier list, with special thanks to Hellahell, Harakiry, TTTank and others for their outstanding contributions.

Before we start the bashing, please read the following first:


The tier list below is based on frequency, as an average of all modes.

The ‘Convenience’ Factor: Our assumption is that weapons that are generally easier to use and are highly effective (ie. Smash Rifle, Breaker) are generally favoured by the players, whereas weapons with significant drawbacks or limited purposes (ie. horrible spread, animation delays, limited ammo) are not seen as often. This tier list is therefore not based on a weapon’s raw power; the HMG packs a heavy punch but the limited movement speed, charge-up delay and other factors contribute to the fact that it is not seen as often.

A weapon’s tier, then, is calculated by looking at how often it is used an an average of all (unlimited) gameplay modes. As an example: Let’s say that an Airgun is frequently used in TD mode, making it Frequently Used (FU). In the other modes, however, it is not seen at all, making it Never Used (NU). The average or in-between would be Under Used (UU).

In other words: the players decide what is best.


OUOver Used – Always & Everywhere.
FUFrequently Used – (Very) Often.
UUUnder Used – Only sometimes.
NUNever Used – (As good as) never.

OU – Over Used

  • Counter Sword
  • Revolver
  • Smash Rifle
  • Spy Dagger
  • Submachine Gun

FU – Frequently Used   

  • Assault Rifle
  • Breaker
  • Dual Magnum
  • Gauss Rifle MK-2
  • Handgun
  • Homing Rifle
  • Iron Boots
  • Plasma Sword
  • Railgun

UU – Under Used   

  • Air Gun
  • Bomb (E / L)
  • Burst Shotgun
  • EXO Scythe
  • Cannonade
  • Heavy Machine Gun
  • Mind Energy (OU in DM)
  • Semi-Rifle
  • Sentry Gun
  • Sharpshooter
  • Storm Bat
  • Twin Blade

NU – Never Used

  • Gauss Rifle
  • Katana
  • Mind Shock
  • Rescue Gun
  • Senty Nell
  • Sigma Blade
  • Spark Rifle
  • Turret

Suggesting Changes

Following S4’s move to AeriaGames, we decided to accommodate the suggestions there: http://www.aeriagames.com/forums/en/viewtopic.php?t=2264147

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