Dead Cells weapons tier list – every weapon ranked

Dead Cells weapons tier list - every weapon ranked

Not sure which melee weapon, ranged weapon, grenade, turret, or trap to bring? We’ve got you covered.

Updated on May 9, 2023 – re-checked the list

Dead Cells has a lot of weapons, making it perfect for a tier list ranking every weapon. Throughout the game, you’ll come across melee weapons, ranged weapons, traps, turrets, and even grenades, each with different effects like damage over time, or freezing an enemy in their place. It can feel a little overwhelming, even though they’re often slow or difficult to unlock and discover.

That’s where a Dead Cells weapons tier list comes in. While we haven’t gone into detail about most of the weapons here, we wanted to give you a quick overview of the best, the brightest, and (of course) the most destructive tools in your arsenal to help you survive this world.

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Which weapons should you unlock in Dead Cells?

It’s a tough question, isn’t it? You only have limited cells to spend on unlocking blueprints, so picking the best weapons to unlock can be tricky and overwhelming. We recommend starting with our S-tier weapons and working your way down from there. Most are ranked by their base damage numbers, but where a weapon or skill does something special and interesting, we’ve made sure to note it.

Of course, it all comes down to personal preference. Make sure you read every weapon’s description and decide if it would be useful for you. Some weapons have extra effects like applying a damage-over-time effect, like Bleed, or even combining with other weapons to create a one-two punch kind of effect. It’s all personal.

Dead Cells weapons tier list

So, without further ado, let’s get down to business. We’ve taken the time to break everything down by type for you: melee weapons, ranged weapons, shields (yes, they count), turrets and traps, and grenades. Each has its place in battle. Each will help you in some way to reach the end of the road.

If you disagree with anything on this list, then please be sure to let us know in the comments! These are a matter of opinion, after all, aside from their ranking on base damage. Critical damage is also important, so be sure to read the weapon description to take that into account.

Original article by Alexander Lockwood, updated by Artur Novichenko

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