Rankings Attackers

Check our rankings of attacking operators in Rainbow Six Siege!

Introduction

What we tried to achieve when creating below rankings is to create a section that will be useful for new players (or relatively inexperienced) who are unsure which operators are:
  • Valuable to the attacking team
  • Have good fragging potential
  • Are easy to pick and utilize properly
Below categorizations of all attacking operators are our subjective opinion based on personal experiences.

In case you would like to learn more about each operator, please click their name to go to a dedicated page or click the below button to visit the list of all operators available in Rainbow Six Siege.

UTILITY RANKING

The Best Utility

This section of utility ranking contains operators that have the potential of providing the highest utility benefit to the team.

Of course, it does not mean that other operators are not needed to team’s success. Rainbow Six Siege is a complex game with tons of variables and essentially unlimited tactics. Below operators, however, can support their team in virtually any situation.

In many cases, they are also vital to consistently winning rounds on the attacking side.

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Operator The best utility
Thatcher The most reliable Hard Breach Support
Maverick Hard Breacher
Ace Hard Breacher
Thermite Hard Breacher
Hibana Hard Breacher
Montagne Great Intel Gatherer, the most defense-oriented shield operator
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Good Utility

Moving on from the best utility operators, we enter the stage of useful, but not exceptional in every situation, group of operators.

Please note that in some scenarios using operators in this group may be even more vital to winning rounds, than the best utility operators mentioned earlier.

OperatorGood Utility
TwitchGreat counter to Mira’s Mirrors and other defensive utility
LionPrevents movement for a short time or provides intel about the enemy’s presence
DokkaebiOffers various perks to attacking squad – disruption, intel gathering, prevents plant denial
CapitãoPrevents plant denial, as well as area denial
SledgeSoft breacher with versatile loadout
BuckThe most versatile Soft breacher
IQIdentifies the location of the enemy’s gadgets
NomadGreat area denial and flank watch operator
IanaHologram allows virtually unlimited droning capability that can be used to gather intel
GridlockGreat area denial and flank watch operator
JackalProvides attackers with intel about the enemy’s presence
ZofiaAble to create new angles, as well as destroy the defensive utility; additionally capable of concussing enemies to support the team
FuzeClears tons of utility when used correctly, occasionally kills defenders

Least team-oriented utility

Last and, in this case, least as well, the operators who provide the lowest benefits in team perspective utility usage.

Such a categorization does not mean their utility is useless. In some cases, those operators are the best at what they do, but do not provide benefits to the team but rather enhance their own killing potential.

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OperatorLeast useful utility
BlackbeardExcels at holding angles. Survives a limited number of potential headshots
AshAble to create new angles, as well as destroy the defensive utility; less utility than Zofia – her alternative
FinkaProvides buff to attacking team. Comes with a downside too – sound distortion
GlazThe only attacker who sees through the smoke. Excels at holding angles
BlitzSuperior in 1vs1 close quarter combat
YingCapable of flashing entire rooms on entry.
NokkAble to sneak silently past the enemy’s intel gathering tools

Fragging RANKING

The Best Fraggers

R6 Siege is FPS, and thus at its core, every operator is a fragger. 

In this section, you will find operators who are best suited to be entry fragger for attacking team in Rainbow Six Siege.

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OperatorThe best fragging potential
Ash3- speed, great gun, Stun grenades, range angles creation capability
Jackal2-speed, great 2 guns, utility specialized in roam hunting, new angles creation capability
Zofia2-speed, great gun, Concussion grenades, range angles creation capability
Maverick3- speed, great gun, Frag grenades, reinforced surfaces angle creation capability
Twitch2-speed, great gun, the utility that supports fragging
Buck2-speed, hard to control but a great gun, Stun grenades, the most versatile Soft breaching capability
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Good Fraggers

Operators listed in this category are good at fragging, but either have their own limitations or are not centered around this function.

OperatorGood fragging power
Ying2-speed, decent gun, utility focused on entry fragging
Ace2-speed, great gun
Sledge2-speed, versatile loadout options, Frag grenades, extensive breaching capability in melee range
Nomad2-speed, good guns, stun grenades, unique utility focused on area denial
Thatcher2-speed, good gun, utility not supporting fragging
Thermite2-speed, good gun, stun grenades, unique utility not supporting fragging
Iana2-speed, good guns, frag grenades, unique utility not focused on OP’s own fragging
Hibana3-speed, good gun with limited ammo per clip, stun grenades, unique utility not supporting fragging
Lion2-speed, good gun with high ammo count, stun grenades, the unique utility can help with roaming hunting
IQ3-speed, good guns with limitations, utility not supporting fragging
Capitao3-speed, good guns, stun grenades, utility supporting objective play
Blackbeard2-speed, weak guns, stun grenades, unique utility supporting fragging, slow with a shield on
Finka2-speed, good gun (LMG), frag grenades, unique utility supporting fragging
Blitz2-speed, offensive shield operator, unique utility supporting fragging
Nokk2-speed, weak guns, utility supporting fragging
Glaz2-speed, fills in the role of the sniper in Siege, can see through smoke
Weakest fraggers

Below attacking operators are hindered in gunfights due to their specifications.

Each of them can get the job done but are not suited well to be the entry fragging option for your team.

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OperatorLeast fragging potential
Dokkaebi2-speed, no automatic primary, odd weapon loadout, the unique utility is team-oriented
MontagneThe most defensive shield operator
Gridlock1-speed operator, good guns, support-oriented utility
Fuze1-speed operator, good gun, utility destruction oriented utility with possibility for occasional kills

Beginner-friendly ranking

The Easiest operators

Attackers listed in this group are easy to pick and play, especially as a new player.

They do not serve any vital role from the objective perspective and have a unique utility that is easy to use.

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OperatorThe easiest operators
FinkaMechanically simple; non-vital utility; helps winning gunfights by reducing recoil
AshMechanically simple; non-vital utility; requires basic map knowledge
JackalMechanically simple; non-vital utility; does not require map knowledge
ZofiaMechanically simple; non-vital utility; requires basic map knowledge
IanaMechanically simple; non-vital utility; helps players without map knowledge by allowing an additional droning capability
BlackbeardMechanically simple; non-vital utility; helps winning gunfights by saving from headshots
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Moderate difficulty

This is where most operators fall into – the middle range of difficulty.

Attacking operators listed below require a bit more practice but are not the hardest to pick and play.

OperatorModerate difficulty operators
BlitzShield operator; requires mindset change; mechanically advanced for proper utilization
ThatcherVital utility; simple mechanically; requires basic map knowledge
ThermiteCritical utility; simple mechanically within Hard Breachers; requires basic map knowledge
TwitchCan be critical to success; utility requires advanced map knowledge; patience and good game sense
SledgeSimple mechanically, but requires advanced map knowledge
NomadRequires extensive experience and good map knowledge for proper utilization of utility
LionSimple mechanically, but needs good team coordination to get the job done
IQAdvanced map knowledge and game sense required to utilize gadget fully
GridlockRequires extensive experience and good map knowledge for proper utilization of utility; 1-speed operator
FuzeBenefits from patience, extensive experience and good map knowledge for proper usage; 1-speed operator
The most difficult operators

Below attackers require more skill, experience, and often map knowledge to utilize them properly.

We do not recommend those operators for beginners who just picked up the game.

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OperatorDifficult operators
MaverickRequires advanced map knowledge and game sense; can be vital to a team’s success; mechanically the most complicated Hard Breacher
HibanaRequires advanced map knowledge; vital to team’s success; mechanically more complicated than Thermite, but less than Maverick
AceRequires advanced map knowledge; vital to team’s success; mechanically more complicated than Thermite since Selma on range requires throw precision
MontagneA defense-oriented shield attacker, requires coordination, map knowledge, and game sense
BuckRequires advanced map knowledge and excellent recoil control to use effectively
CapitaoA difficult unique utility that is objective-oriented requires coordination and map knowledge
DokkaebiUtility requires team coordination and objective play; no automatic primary weapon
GlazRequires advanced aim to make shots count; needs good map knowledge and situational awareness; more situational utility due to nerfs
YingInconsistent but powerful at fragging when used right, Ying requires aggressive playstyle; situational awareness and map knowledge needed
NokkWeak guns and situational utility make her demanding operator to play well

TOP 6 operators

And the winners are...

After considering all the factors, we present to you our list of the best-attacking operators in Rainbow Six Siege.

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OperatorThe best attackers
JackalNobody likes playing against Jackal; Powerful intel-gathering attacker
MaverickUncounterable and versatile operator, with ability to frag extremely well
ThermiteOne of the cornerstones of the attack; Reliably fills in the role of Hard Breacher since Siege’s release
ThatcherThe best support-oriented operator in Rainbow Six Siege.
ZofiaAn excellent choice for new players who want simple mechanically but still useful to the team operator
AceGreat gun on a ranged Hard breacher; on top of that 2 Smoke grenades for a plant

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