Tiers are kind of pointless in this game since it is going to be mostly based off player skill. I, for example, can basically make any character top tier just because of the sheer skill and experience I have with the game. Also quick note about Wendy, can any other character take on an entire village of were-pigs on a full moon at once with out any issues? Now back to tiers. One thing we have to keep in mind though is that klei may stick in restrictions preventing other players from using another character's special items. For instance; No one can wield Lucy but Woody, only Wendy can summon Abigail, Wickerbottem is the only one that can read her books (though I really want to be able to make books and pass them around, the massive sanity damage they do should be balanced enough), and only Wes can use his balloons, so on and so fourth. Webber is going to be another interesting character, because he will prevent you from having pig/rabbit allies AND his spiders may auto attack you on sight. Hopefully they make it so follows do not attack your buddy, but even then, Webber will be restricted on where he can set up his spider nests without harming his buddy. There are my opinions, but until we start beta, we cannot say anything concrete.