DNF Duel: Characters List, Tiers, Commands & Review

dnf duel all characters

Developed by Neople, Arc System Works, and Eighting, DNF Duel is a fighting game. Action is king in this game. Play as your favorite DNF Duel character from the popular Dungeon and Fighter series in the new beat-em-up universe of Arad. There are sixteen characters to pick from, each with a unique skill set and personality. You’ve come to the perfect spot if you’re unsure which DNF Duel character best fits your personality and gaming style.

We’ve put up a comprehensive list of every character in DNF Duel!

DNF Duel Characters: List with their tiers and moves

Lost Warrior 

Tier: S

Lost Warrior is the unlockable boss in DNF Duel that is focused on magic. He can teleport here and there to attack your opponent from various sides. One of the most unique parts is that landing five back-to-back hits on the opponent will stop time and you can do whatever you want; the opponent will not move, attack or block during that period. The attacks of this character will change position at almost all times hence the opponent is bound to be confused. Lost Warrior is a character that is easy to play and extremely hard to fight against. 

lost warrior

Ghostblade 

Tier: S

Ghostblade is a long-range DNF Duel character who can summon a ghost to help him fight. The main focus is utilizing his ghost to the fullest of his abilities. When you summon the ghost, the ghost moves independently and you can move freely and do whatever you want. If you want you can choose to teleport to the location of your ghost as well.

ghost blade

Special Moves:

  • Ultimate Phantom Slash: S
  • Spectral Eradication: D-Pad down+S
  • Drive Slash (Up to 3 times): D-Pad right+S upon Drive Slash hit S
  • Soul Strike: D-Pad left+S
  • Cross Slash: S in air

Special MP Moves:

  • Ghost Single Stike~Dyad Soul Cross: MS during ghost or Single Strike MS
  • Ghost Retracer: D-Pad right+MS or D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Ghost Phantom Wind: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and left+MS
  • Ghost Targeted Hit: MS in air
  • Phantasmal Slayer: AS when awakened

Inquisitor

Tier: S

The only thing holding her back from becoming a really great character in DNF Duel is her sluggish, punishing attack style, which may prove difficult to master in a game as fast-paced as DNF Duel. Once you learn her mechanics, she has immense potential.

Inquisitor command list

Special Moves

  • Punishing Cross: S
  • Rising Cut: D-Pad down+ S
  • Cut-in Dash and Cut-in Bash: D-Pad right+or S after cut-in dash
  • Flege’s Essence: D-Pad left+S
  • Punishment: S in air
  • Raid: D-Pad down+S in air

Special MP Moves:

  • Flege’s Firebomb: MS
  • Noble Rage: D-Pad down+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Summary Justice: D-Pad right+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Burning Wheel: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • God’s Wrath: MS in air
  • Incinerate: Activated by landing MP skills on opponents affected by Essence
  • Blazing Hell: AS when awakened

Hitman

Tier: S

When it comes to fighting, Hitman is one of the most balanced DNF Duel characters in the game. The majority of the damage he inflicts comes from his scimitar, which he uses to trap his opponent in place and then shoot him from afar. He’s a strong character with a unique and difficult playstyle that might be a bit of a struggle to play.

Hitman command list

Special Moves:

  • Surprise Cut: S
  • Dead Lift: D-Pad down+S
  • Agile Maneuver: D-Pad right+S
  • Mighty Strike: D-Pad left+S
  • Dead Six: S in air

Special MP Moves:

  • Final Strike: MS
  • Bill Drill: D-Pad Down+MS or D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Caracole: D-Pad right+MS or D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Sweep: D-Pad left+MS or D-Pad down and left+MS
  • Helix Drive: MS in air
  • Dusk Wings: AS when Awakened

Troubleshooter

Tier: S

A character in DNF Duel that has an above-average range that can hit opponents from a decent distance using his pistol. If you use the shotgun (his special move) it will throw the opponent quite far away which also has a great range. He can use his drink which will take away some part of his health but it will give you a damage buff. A single drink can increase about 24 damage which is quite a bonus.

Dragon Knight

Tier: A

The greatest potential lies inside the persona of Dragon Knight. Players may find it difficult to learn how to employ their particular set of moves in training mode unless they get familiar with it.

She can fly, summon a lovely dragon, capture opponents with her dragon head gauntlet, and unleash combinations from several hit confirmations with her dragon head gauntlet.

Dragon Knight dnf duel

Special Moves:

  • Lethal Punto: S (Hold to change effect)
  • Shield Uppercut: D-Pad down+S
  • Sky Break: D-Pad right+S
  • Finish: D-Pad left+S
  • Knuckle Blaster: S in air
  • Summon Astra: MS
  • Dragon Breath: A during Summon Astra

Special MP Moves

  • Dragon Fang: B during Summon Astra
  • Dragon Force: S during Summon Astra
  • Dragon Smash: D-Pad down+MS or D-Pad right and down+MS
  • Dragon Warrior Princess: D-Pad right+MS or D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Biting Dragon: D-Pad left+MS or D-Pad down and left+MS
  • Dragon Wing: MS in air
  • Boost Wing: MS or D-Pad right+MS during Dragon Wing
  • Dragon Sortie: AS when awakened

Kunoichi

Tier: B

In terms of mobility, Kunoichi is a one-of-a-kind figure. In the second round of testing, the players came out with a vengeance and transformed her promise into achievement.

One of the beta’s best-loved DNF Duel characters is Kunoichi. Due to her highly aggressive temperament, she is a great addition to the DNF Duel roster. The attacks that Kunoichi is has makes her one of the finest beta characters.

Kunoichi dnf duel command list

Special Moves:

  • Flame Cut: S
  • Rising Cut: D-Pad down+S
  • Kunai Throw/Aerial Kunai Throw: D-Pad right+S or S in the air
  • Ninpo Log Clone: D-Pad left+ S
  • Flying Squirrel: D-Pad down+S in air
  • Aerial Jump: D-Pad left and up or D-Pad up or D-Pad right and up
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Special MP Moves:

  • Fire Art (Fireball): MS (Hold to change effects)
  • Heavenly Fire Blast: D-Pad down+MS or D-Pad down and right+MS (Hold to change effects)
  • Flame Tornado: D-Pad right+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS (Hold to change effects)
  • Toad Oil Bomb: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and left+MS (Hold to change effects)
  • Flying Shuriken: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and left+MS (Hold to change effects)
  • Burning Stigma: Granted when hit by MP Move
  • Sword of Kusanagi: AS when awakened

Crusader

Tier: A

Despite his age, he’s still one of the game’s most memorable DNF Duel characters from the original beta. When it comes to irritating characters, he’s the only one to be pitted against. To put it another way, Crusader is an unstoppable character with a tremendous strike.

Crusader dnf duel

Special Moves:

  • Hammer of Repentance: S
  • Sacred Upper: D-Pad down+S
  • Flash Sphere: D-Pad right+S
  • Saint Counter: D-Pad left+S
  • Hammer of Repentance: S in air
  • Miracle Splitter: MS

Special MP Moves:

  • Haptism: D-Pad+MS or D-Pad right and down+MS
  • Deflect Wall: D-Pad right+MS and D-Pad right and down+MS
  • Grace of Remidios: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and left+MS
  • Repentance: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS during Grace of Remidios
  • Apocalypse: D-Pad +MS and D-Pad down and right+MS during Grace of Remidios in air
  • Spear of Victory: MS in air
  • Ascension: AS when awakened

Vanguard

Tier: B

As with the Inquisitor, Vanguard is able to retain his playstyle and keep his opponents at bay.

dnf duel Vanguard

Special Moves

  • Side Slash: S (Hold to change effect)
  • Cleave Upper: D-Pad down+S
  • Cleave Cut: D-Pad right+S
  • Cleave Slash: D-Pad left+S
  • Impact Strike: S in air
  • Brandish: MS
  • Inferno Charge: MS during Brandish

Special MP Moves:

  • Crescent Clash: D-Pad down+MS during Brandish
  • Dread Bore: D-Pad right+MS during Brandish
  • Behead: D-Pad left+MS during Brandish
  • Lunge Strike: D-Pad down+MS or D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Earthshatter: D-Pad right+MS and D-Pad right and down+MS
  • Devastate: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad left and down+MS
  • Doom Glaive: MS in air
  • Domestic Inferno: AS when awakened

Grappler

Tier: C

For a game like DNF Duel, Grappler’s gameplay style and movement mechanics could be a little out of place. However, when compared to the other boxers in this category, he falls short.

Grappler dnf

Special Move List:

  • Low Fling: S (Hold to Change effect)
  • High Kick: D-Pad down+S (Hold to Change effect)
  • Neck Snap: D-Pad right+S ((Hold to Change effect)
  • Air Steiner: D-Pad left+S (Hold to Change effect)

Special MP Moves:

  • Magnumsault: MS (Hold to Change effect)
  • Seismic Crash: D-Pad down+MS or D-Pad right and down+MS
  • Shoulder Tackle: D-Pad down+MS or D-Pad down and right+ MS (Hold to Change effect)
  • Break Down: D-Pad left+MS or D-Pad down and left+MS (Hold to Change effect)
  • Aerial Break Down: D-Pad left +MS/ D-Pad down and left+MS (Hold to Change effect)
  • Sole Bearer: Quaking Tiger: AS (When Awakened)

Berserker

Tier: B

In DNF Duel, this is a well-rounded character. Regardless of what he’s doing, he’s going to win every match he enters. He may trade his health for increased damage output and has a fantastic aerial strike and spacing.

Berserker dnf duel

Special Moves:

  • Ghost Slash: S
  • Upward Slash: D-Pad down+S
  • Gore Cross/Gore Cross: Expulsion: D-Pad right+S/S after Gore Cross
  • Mountainous Wheel: D-Pad left+S
  • Blood Smash: S in Air
  • Ashe Fork: D-Pad down+S in Air

Special MP Moves:

  • Frenzy: MS
  • Bloody Twister: MS during Frenzy
  • Raging Fury: D-Pad Down+MS/D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Blood Sword: D-Pad right+MS/D Pad down and right+MS
  • Blood lust: D-Pad left+MS/D Pad down and left+MS
  • Outrage Break: MS in air
  • Blood Riven: MS when awakened

Ranger

Tier: C

Ranger is one of the beta’s best zoning fighters. With a spectacular somersault, he may bridge the distance between himself and his opponent by unleashing a slew of devastating combinations from across the arena. Sadly Ranger isn’t the best option to choose from the list of the DNF Duel Characters.

Ranger duel command

Special Moves

  • Mach Kick: S
  • Steep Slide: D-Pad Down+S
  • Windmill/Air Raid: D-Pad right+S/S after Windmill
  • Triple Tap: D-Pad left+S
  • G-14 Buster: S (in the air)
  • Suppressive Barrage: MS
  • Double Barrage: MS during Suppressive Barrage

Special MP Moves:

  • Triple Barrage: MS during Double Barrage
  • Wild Shot: D-Pad down+MS/D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Deadly Approach: D-Pad right+MS/D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Death Hawk: D-Pad left+MS/D-Pad left and down+MS
  • Scud Genocide: MS in air
  • Double Scud Genocide: MS during Scude Genocide
  • Triple Scud Genocide: MS during Double Genocide
  • Seventh Flow: AS when awakened

Striker

Tier: A

It is Striker’s power to exert suffocating levels of pressure on the souls of her victims that sets her apart from the rest of the pack. Among all Striker is sadly not the best of the DNF Duel characters.

striker command list

Special Moves:

  • Tiger Chain Strike/Tiger Chain Bash: S or S after Tiger Chain Strike
  • Muse’s Uppercut: D-Pad down+S
  • Crushing Fist: D-Pad right+S
  • Low Kick: D-Pad left+S
  • Air Walk: S in air

Special MP Moves:

  • Shadowless Kick: MS
  • Rising Fist: D-Pad down+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Mountain Pusher: D-Pad right+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • One Inch Punch: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and left+MS
  • Tornado Kick: MS in air
  • Empress’s Climactic Fist: AS awakened

Swift Master

Tier: B

The only character in DNF Duel that can do all of their specials in the air is Swift Master. The best part about this character is their heavy attack which you can hold to charge up and then release to hit the opponent. This character can also limit where the opponent can move as he can scoop the opponent in using their abilities back special. If you use forward special then where the wind orb lands the opponent will get sucked into that position. This is one of the best DNF Duel characters in the game.

Swift Master commands

Special Moves:

  • Wind Blaster / Aerial Wind Blaster: S / In air S
  • Wind Upper: D-Pad down+S
  • Sweeping Wind: D-Pad right+S
  • Headwind: D-Pad left+S
  • Storm Strike: Hold and release S

Special MP Moves:

  • Eye of the Storm: D-Pad down+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Wind Orb: D-Pad right+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Storm Quaker: D-Pad right+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • Wind Twist: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and left+MS
  • Vortex Hurricane: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and left+MS
  • Sonic Move: Directional key + grab button while airborne near Wind Orb
  • Stormy’s Eliminator: AS awakened

Launcher

Tier: C

The Launcher uses projectiles like rockets, miniguns, lasers, and all sorts of projectile-based equipment. She is harder to control as all her projectiles have various angles like you could go horizontal, vertical, 45 degrees, or negative 45 degrees.

launcher in dnf duel

Special Moves:

  • Steyr AMR: S / In air S
  • FM-31 Grenade Launcher: D-Pad down+S
  • Cannon Ball: D-Pad right+S
  • Spriggan: D-Pad left+S
  • Laser Rifle: Hold and release S

Special MP Moves:

  • Charge Laser Rifle: MS
  • BBQ: D-Pad down+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • X-1 Extruder: D-Pad right+MS and D-Pad down and right+MS
  • FM-92 mk2 Lancer: D-Pad left+MS and D-Pad down and left+MS
  • Quantum Bomb: In air MS
  • Ancient Trigger: AS awakened

Enchantress

Tier: A

Enchantress has a scary-looking bear that you can control as an independent character which is available at all times, unlike Ghostblade’s ghost. Enchantress is a zoner type but if you are up close you can use command grab which turns the opponent into an elf that can only use basic attack and jump. The forward special of this character deals range damage and also steals the enemy’s energy meter. Utilizing this character is hard due to the puppet character so it isn’t recommended for new players.

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