THE FINALS weapon tier list & best guns for each class

THE FINALS weapon tier list & best guns for each class
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Coleman Hamstead

Last updated 

11th Dec 2023 12:56

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With a whole host of weapons to use in THE FINALS, a tier list can help you figure out which ones are the cream of the crop.

We've already poured plenty of hours into this fast-paced, destructive shooter, and we've figured out which are the best weapons to use for each of the builds. If you're looking to wreck the competition and climb your way to the top of the leaderboards, keep reading.

All weapons in THE FINALS

A cinematic screenshot of THE FINALS
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THE FINALS offers an array of weaponry, but each weapon is class-specific. The Light Build and the Heavy Build, for instance, have access to an entirely different assortment of armaments.

Light Build Weapons

  • V9S
  • XP-54
  • M11
  • LH1
  • SR-84
  • SH1900
  • Dagger
  • Sword

Medium Build Weapons

  • AKM
  • FCAR
  • R.357
  • Model 1887
  • CL-40
  • Riot Shield

Heavy Build Weapons

  • M60
  • Lewis Gun
  • M32GL
  • Flamethrower
  • SA1216
  • Sledgehammer

THE FINALS weapon tier list: S-Tier

The V9S in THE FINALS
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Light Build - V9S

The V9S is probably the best all-around weapon in THE FINALS. Don't let its appearance deceive you because this silenced sidearm packs a punch and can deal devastating damage at close and medium range, but it's capable in long-range engagements, too.

The standout trait of the V9S is its ammo capacity. This tiny pistol holds 24 bullets in its magazine! For how quickly you can shred enemies with the V9S, you rarely have to reload it.

If you're rocking the Light class, you should probably be using the V9S.

Medium Build - AKM

The AKM is a basic do-it-all assault rifle. While most weapons in THE FINALS lack in one way or another, the AKM is proficient at all ranges. This assault rifle is as reliable as it gets and will serve you well as the staple of your Medium Build.

Heavy Build - M60

For the most part, the Heavy Build is restricted to short-range and melee weapons. The M60 LMG is one of the few weapons available to the Heavy Build that can compete with heavyweights like the V9S and AKM outside of point-blank range.

The M60 gives Heavy Build users a fighting chance in long-range engagements without sacrificing firepower when the battle moves indoors.

THE FINALS gun tier list: A-Tier

The Flamethrower in THE FINALS
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  • SR-84
  • FCAR
  • Flamethrower
  • XP-54
  • CL-40
  • SA1216

The A-Tier consists of top-tier weapons that could all make a case for a spot in the S-Tier. A sharpshooter with the SR-84 Sniper Rifle is a force to be reckoned with, and you don't want to mess with a Heavy Build equipped with a Flamethrower or the SA1216.

However, unlike the weapons in S-Tier, the weapons in A-Tier all have drawbacks. Bring the fight indoors, and the SR-84 is useless. Conversely, the Flamethrower can't do much damage from far away.

Other weapons are on the list because their counterparts in the S-Tier do everything they do but better. For example, the FCAR performs similarly to the AKM, except it has far fewer bullets in its magazine. And while the XP-54 is great, it's hard to argue for using it over the V9S.

THE FINALS gun tier list: B-Tier

The Sledgehammer in THE FINALS
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  • M11
  • R.357
  • Sledgehammer
  • Sword
  • Model 1887
  • Lewis Gun

The weapons in B-Tier are all relatively niche. Generally, there are better options out there.

Sure, you could pop off a game or two with the M11 or the Lewis Gun, but there's no need to ever use these weapons when the XP-54 and the M60 exist. Others like the R.357, the Sledgehammer, and the Model 1887 have their place, but instances where they excel are few and far between.

We won't deny that you can craft competent builds featuring these weapons, but if you substitute an S-Tier or A-Tier weapon into the build, it probably fulfils the same role just as well, if not better.

THE FINALS gun tier list: C-Tier

The LH1 in THE FINALS
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  • LH1
  • SH1900
  • Dagger
  • Riot Shield
  • M32GL

Feel free to mess around with and try out these lowly-ranked weapons. Maybe you'll prove us wrong, but as far as we can tell, the LH1, SH1900, Dagger, Riot Shield, and M32GL simply aren't viable for any sort of competitive play.

That concludes our gun tier list for THE FINALS! We hope these rankings can be useful to you as you work to fashion the best Light, Medium, and Heavy Builds.

For more helpful guides for THE FINALS, keep reading GGRecon. We've also covered all of the game modes in the game right now, as well as how to change your name, and how to invite friends.

Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.

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