A:TLA / LoK: Tier List

So, since everyone's been doing it, I guess it's time to settle how I think the Avatarverse is split into my unofficial tier list. Everyone's allowed to debate here on the positions by the way. Conditions for the placing are same as in this thread, unless specified otherwise.

"Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Only the Avatar can master all four elements and bring balance to the world."

Tier 1 (God Tier)

These are the semi-unbeatable beings of this universe. The best Avatars in the Avatar State, which we've seen can effortlessly deal with high level spirits and have incredibly versatile options that can take on small armies of master benders at once.

  • Avatar Aang (Avatar State)
  • Avatar Kyoshi (Avatar State)
  • Avatar Roku (Avatar State)
  • General Old Iron
  • Avatar Yangchen (Avatar State)
  • Unavaatu
  • Cosmic Energy Korra
  • Avatar Korra (Avatar State)
  • Avatar Wan (Avatar State)
  • Raava
  • Vaatu

Tier 2 (Demigod Tier)

These are the top benders of the food chain full of hax capabilities and options, including Yakone's family tree, as well as enhansed benders that might just be powerful enough to instantly knock out any other character if they're fast enough on the draw.

  • Yakone
  • Amon
  • Tarrlok
  • Katara (Full Moon)
  • Hama (Full Moon)
  • Azula (Sozin's Comet)
  • Iroh (Sozin's Comet)
  • Ozai (Sozin's Comet)
  • Avatar Aang (4 elements)
  • Aang (airbending)
  • Avatar Roku (4 elements)
  • King Bumi
  • Zuko (Sozin's Comet)

Tier 3 (Grandmaster Tier)

These are the best regular master benders in the world, with the most versatile, fast and powerful sets of skills. They can challenge the best fully realised Avatars, and they're considered the best of their elements.

  • Tenzin
  • Azula
  • Katara
  • Toph Beifong
  • Ming Hua
  • Lin Beifong
  • Suyin Beifong
  • Kuvira
  • Avatar Korra (4 elements)
  • Uncle Iroh
  • Firelord Ozai
  • Jeong Jeong
  • Unalaq
  • Korra (waterbending)
  • Master Pakku

Tier 4 (High Tier)

These fighters are quite capable of more than holding their own against the benders of the above tier. This includes some high level masters and the most skilled, experienced, non-benders in history.

  • Aang (earthbending)
  • Korra (airbending)
  • Huu
  • Zaheer (flight)
  • Ty Lee
  • Mai
  • Suki
  • Master Piandao
  • P'Li
  • Zuko (S&S)
  • Ghazan
  • Desna & Eska

Tier 5 (Mid Tier)

These are some of the greatest fighters and benders in the world, with excellent showings of skill and power, good enough to pose a large threat to the best circumstancially, but nothing more.

  • Dai Li Agents (DoBS)
  • Zaheer (pre-Void)
  • Kya
  • Bolin
  • Zuko (Blue Spirit)
  • Wei & Wing
  • Tokuga
  • Asami Sato
  • The Lieutenant
  • Jet
  • Mako
  • Korra (firebending)
  • Combustion Man
  • Hama
  • Tonraq
  • Korra (earthbending)
  • Jinora
  • Tarrlok (waterbending)
  • Aang (waterbending)
  • Amon (no bending)
  • Iroh II

Tier 6 (Low Tier)

These are rather inexperienced and mediocre benders and fighters with potential that hasn't thrived yet. They can be overwhelmed by small groups of fodder level opposition, and overall lack showings on par with expert combatants.

  • Earth Empire Soldier
  • Zuko (Book 1)
  • Bumi
  • Meelo
  • Opal
  • Kai
  • Zhao
  • Sokka
  • Xin Fu
  • Dai Li Agent
  • Equalist Chi Blocker
  • Republic City Police Officer
  • Yuyan Archer

Tier 7 (Fodder Tier)

These are some of the worst nameless soldiers or named fighters, that can pose a challenge on large groups but overall fail under the category of incompetent compared to the best.

  • The Boulder
  • Viper
  • Ikki
  • White Lotus Sentry
  • Fire Nation Soldier

- Will be updating repeatedly, more than sure I've forgotten several characters -