Tier list for long term worlds Not Pick and Switch Characters that you will always have a benefit from playing as. Wolfgang: 2x damage and good enough movespeed. Wortox: Jellybeans do his job well, but the blink is useful and the heal only gets better the more players you're playing with. WX-78: He's kinda pick and switch if you use him for ruins rush and map exploring only, but is good as a "turn my brain off" pick for many tasks. Pick and Switch: Wickerbottom: Mass make books then switch. Wigfrid: Mass make helms then switch. Maxwell: Get all the rocks from surface/caves, use Wicker's books then switch. Good for farming wood and living logs at the same time if with Winona's catapults nearby. Winona: Make catapults and mass make tape then switch. Warly: Mass make Powdercakes with spices + Volt Goat Chaud-Froid and Grim Gallete then switch. His other foods are okay I guess, would be better if their effects didn't last a day and needed effort heavy ingredients. Wormwood: Mass farm veggies and living logs then switch. Wendy: Kill all the bees and spiders on the map then switch. Good for farming NM fuel and Beard hair with splumonkeys. Wurt: Make merm houses then switch. Woodie: Find the Lunar Island / explore the ocean then switch. Good for farming wood if you only want wood and not living logs. Willow: Make bernies then switch. Good for farming NM fuel with big bernie + bone helm + help from other players. Too much effort:
Webber: I mean, he can mass farm spiders, but bunnymen/Wendy/Wolfgang/Wigfrid can do his job good enough without the annoying downsides. Wilson: He has nothing going on for him. Wes: Having less damage and more hunger is not hard, it's annoying. I don't think it's possible to make a S to F tier list in this game that is true at all stages of the game, the value of all the characters change based on what you need at said moment. After you have everything you want at the game your character is pretty much just the skin you want to use.
I'm still going to play Wickerbottom all the time cuz she is too precious. AKA the celestial portal is stupid but I kinda like it I guess?