Helldivers 2 Stratagems tier list
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Helldivers 2 Stratagems tier list

I'll still use the 380mm every time.

With such a vast array of Stratagems to choose from, it’s hard to decide which are the ones to use in Helldivers 2. Of course, different situations call for different tools, but for me, some Stratagems shine, while others definitely don’t.

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Stratagems tier list

Not all stratagems are created equal. However, where I think they rank may surprise you.

S-Tier Stratagems

These bad boys should be featured in any Liberty-loving Helldivers loadouts. These are mostly endgame Stratagems made for attempting to survive the harder levels. However, ‘Good Boy’ gets a mention for being the Helldiver’s best friend.

  • Eagle 500KG Bomb
  • Guard Dog ‘Rover’
  • Railgun
  • Orbital Railcannon Strike
  • Shield Generator Pack

A-Tier Stratagems

A lot of these jostled for the S-tier but, for one reason or another, just missed the spot. Some of them, like the Orbital Laser, are held back by their long cooldown times. Other Helldivers 2 Stratagems only made it to A-Tier because of their limited availability.

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  • Orbital Laser
  • Sheild Generator Relay
  • Rocket Sentry
  • Autocannon Sentry
  • Orbital EMS Strike
  • Eagle 110MM Rocket Pods
  • Spear
  • Tesla Tower

B-Tier Stratagems

This is a controversial Helldivers tier. I feel that a lot of these would quite easily be A- or S-tier as long as they are used properly. However, they are dropped down simply for their lack of accuracy or difficulty to use. Some of them are just mid.

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  • Gattling Sentry
  • Orbital Walking Barrage
  • Autocannon
  • Recoilless Rifle
  • Expendable Anti-Tank
  • Eagle Napalm Strike
  • HMG Emplacement
  • Incendiary & Anti Personel Minefield
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Orbital Gas Strike

C-Tier Stratagems

C-Tier Stratagems are almost useless once you pass medium-level difficulty in Helldivers due to their lack of damage or uncanny ability to kill more friendlies than enemies. I’m looking at you, 380MM HE Barrage.

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  • Machine Gun Sentry
  • Eagle Smoke Strike
  • Eagle Cluster Bomb
  • EMS Mortar Sentry
  • Guard Dog
  • Mortar Sentry
  • Ballistic Sheild Backpack
  • Laser Cannon
  • Orbital Airburst Strike
  • Machine Gun
  • Anti Material Rifle
  • 380MM HE Barrage

D-Tier Stratagems

Many of you may disagree with a number of these Stratagems’ placement in this Helldivers 2 tier list, but I just don’t find myself ever using them. They are either underpowered, redundant, like the supply pack, or boring, like the smoke strike.

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  • Gattling Barrage
  • Eagle Smoke Strike
  • Eagle Airstrike
  • Orbital 120MM Barrage
  • Flamethrower
  • Stalwart
  • Eagle Strafing Run
  • Orbital Precicion Strike
  • Supply Pack

F-Tier Stratagems

Chuck these in a bug nest and never look at them again. Arc Thrower needs to be tried for war crimes against fighters for liberty.

  • Jump Pack
  • Arc Thrower

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