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Solo Leveling ARISE Shadow Tier List

My Solo Leveling ARISE Shadow Tier List ranks every Shadow from best to worst so you know which to enlist.

On launch, Solo Leveling ARISE has 5 Army of Shadows characters to select which helps wean down the choices. There’s a silver lining here since you won’t be able to access the Shadows until completing Chapter 9 and the Sung Jinwoo job change quest. So having a few options gives you time to catch up!

Check out Solo Leveling ARISE over on its Official Website or start downloading it from the App Store. I also created a Solo Leveling ARISE Tier List. Or, how about our Solo Leveling Arise Weapons Tier List?

Solo Leveling ARISE Shadow Tier List (May 2024)

Let’s get into the rankings.


OP! These Shadows are the absolute best options in the game for you to upgrade and utilize.

  • His First Shadow – Igris
  • Tusk (not yet available but we are certain about his placement!)


Good, just not the absolute best. You can comfortably use these Shadows and succeed, so if you don’t have access to those in S-Tier, you can work on upgrading these in A-Tier and make do.

  • Musclebound Menace – Iron
  • Battlefield of Time – Baruka


Those in this tier are not much more than average performers. They’re decent in their respect, not too bad nor too good. They offer some niche uses.

  • Leader of The Snowy Mountain – Tank


Weak, but not the absolute worst. They offer some niche uses but overall I’d recommend upgrading to a better tier Shadow.

  • There are no C-Tier Shadows currently! Check back soon for more rankings.


The worst of the worst. These Shadows should remain in the Shadows, hidden and scolded for their weak performance.

  • There are no D-Tier Shadows currently! At least all your options are better than the absolute worst.