The 5 best characters in Free Fire

The battle royale has more than 20 playable characters.

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Free Fire has dozens of characters that can be unlocked by players. With one character release almost every update, the game offers many options including several inspired by icons from different countries in the world.

Garena’s battle royale comes with two base characters, Adam and Eve, but they don’t have any special skills like the others. When playing solo, it’s important to know the characters’ skills and abilities so you can choose one that matches your gameplay style. 

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But there are some characters with skills and abilities that are strong enough to suit almost all players. Here are the top characters in Free Fire.


Added to the game at the beginning of 2018, Kelly is one of the best characters for short-range combat because of her Dash skill. When reaching levels one to four and levels six and eight, the character gains one percent of sprinting speed. With Kelly’s skill, you’ll be able to run away, chase the enemy faster, or run to a safer zone easily. Since the character’s ability is useful in any situation, Kelly is also a good choice in any skill combination. 

DJ Alok

Inspired by the world-renowned Brazilian DJ, Alok became the most chosen character in the whole game. His Drop the Beat active skill creates a five-meter aura, increases ally movement speed by 15 percent and restores HP. With eight leves available, Alok is the best option if you like aggressive gameplay.


Also inspired by a DJ, this character is also known by Captain Booyah. Added to the game after the collab with DJ KSHMR, K’s active skill Master of All has two special ability modes: Jiu-Jitsu and Psychology. In Jiu-Jitsu mode, his allies in a range of six meters get a 500 percent increase in the EP conversion rate, while Psychology mode makes K automatically recover two EP every three seconds, up to 100 EP.


Paloma is an arms dealer with the ability to carry AR ammo without taking up inventory space, solving one of the biggest problems players have in the game. With Paloma, the player will be able to carry 30 additional AR ammo without taking up space at each level, reaching 180 at level eight. Added to the battle royale in August 2019, the character will give the player more space to carry grenades, first aid kits, and other practical items.


Rafael’s Dead Silent ability has a silencing effect when he uses snipers and marksman rifles. Also, enemies who are downed by him suffer 32 percent faster HP loss. This makes Rafael a true lone wolf when it comes to game play. He is the perfect option for players who like to play assassin while being hidden away in the map.