What are the best operators in Rainbow Six Siege ?

There are 48 Rainbow Six Siege operators so choosing an attacker or defender will be hard depending on your needs. Good thing, our community has recommended the best Rainbox Six Seige operators here. Which attackers and defenders are you going to pick?

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    #1Hibana

    Hibana

    Hibana is one of the best operators in Rainbox Six Siege, who is considered as a Light Armored Operator using the X-KAIROS Launcher. The projectile launcher can fire thermal bleaching pellets. 

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    Jordan Phillips
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "@QUINN MARKETICH i beg to disagree! Hibana and Thermite are basically the same level as both of them have the same ability to breach reinforced walls. So yeah Hibana and Thermite are def the best Rainbow Six Siege operators"
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    #2Rook

    Rook

    Rook is a Rainbox Six Siege operator, who is a Heavy Armored Operator equipped with R1N "Rhino" Armor Plates that are damage resistant. He is often described as a great operator for newbies. 

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    Vicente Vásquez
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "Most gamers who play Rainbox Six Siege will say that Rook is a great operator for those beginners on the game. Yeah that might be true but IMO he is also the best choice when it comes for most situations on the game. "
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    #3Thermite

    Thermite

    Thermite is an attacking operator in Rainbox Six Siege, who is a medium Armored Operator equipped with Brimstone BC-3 Exothermic Charges. He is one of the main hard breachers in the game. 

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    Dylan Santos
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "on an objective standpoint, hibana might be better than thermite due to her being able to breach from safe distances and without the disadvantage thermite's vulnerability while breaching. subjectively speaking tho, thermite is still my go-to breacher since his primaries has less of a recoil (for me) compared to hibana's"

DID YOU KNOW?

To provide realism to the game, the developers consulted with actual counter-terrorists units? The game, Rainbow Six Siege was a follow-up to Rainbow 6: Patriots. They canceled Patriots due to its technical shortcomings. The team decided to reboot the franchise and focused on the core aspects of Tom Clancy games. Players wanted to impersonate counter-terrorists operatives, so they based game around that concept. To create authentic siege situations, the team consulted actual counter-terrorism units. Also, they looked at real-life examples of sieges. It released with positive reception from critics. They praised the game's destructive environment, tactical nature, map design. Also, its focus on teamwork which the developers worked hard to achieve.

The lack of content held back the game's success a little in the beginning. Since then, its player base has been increasing at a steady pace. It has become one of the best first-person multiplayer shooters in the market. They introduced free downloadable content (DLC) which introduced more siege operations. Introducing operators in Rainbow Six Siege means that players had many ways to play the game. Always looking for the best Rainbow Six Siege operator to suit their play style. The best Rainbow Six Siege operator to suit a particular mission. These are the things that the developers strove for with this game. It paid off in the end and can be set as an example for other games to follow in the future.

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    #4Jackal

    Jackal

    Jackal is one of the best Rainbox Six Siege operators who is a medium Armored Operator using the gadget called Eyenox Model III that can track the enemy's footprints. He also owns the C7E assault rifle and PDW SMG. 

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    Tomás Huerta
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Jackal is a pretty fun character to play and might be the best rainbow six siege operators. I'm not really partial to any of the Operators, and I'm a casual player, but this has been a good one on the occasion that my friends and I take the time to play Rainbow 6 during our weekly game nights."
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    #5Lesion

    Lesion

    Lesion is a defending Rainbox Six Siege operator, who is considered as a medium Armored Operator equipped with Gu mines that are not easy to notice as they are cloaked. He can easily ambush anyone. 

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    Jonathan Kae
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "The ability to know where your enemies are especially when it is a clutch scenario is the most valuable information and Lesion has to ability to find that out. With his gu mines you know where your enemy is when he steps o them and you can quickly rush or just let your team know someone is there. His primary although it has recently been nerfed yet again it is still a VERY viable option."
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    #6Thatcher

    Thatcher

    Mike "Thatcher" Baker is an attacking operator in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. He is classified as a Medium Armored operator and also equipped with EG-MKO-EMP Grenades that can kill at least 10 different gadgets.

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    John Cao
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "THATCHER IS MY MAN!!! He is the perfect guy if you want a good attack on your opponents. Yeah there are other operators who are equipped with EMP grenades but his EMPs make the job trivial. "
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    #7Maverick

    Maverick

    Erik "Maverick" Thorn is an attacking operator in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and a member of "The Unit", commonly known as the United States Delta Force. He was introduced in Operation Grim Sky expansion and carries a Breaching Torch as his unique gadget.

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    Daniel Monroy
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "Like Thermite and Hibana, Maverick is also a hard breacher who has the same playstyle like them. For me i like playing him as a lone wolf because of his versatile kit that makes him a solid choice in almost any of the situations in Rainbox Six Siege. "
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    #8Ela

    Ela

    Elzbieta "Ela" Bosak is a defending operator in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, who was introduced in the Operation Blood Orchid expansion. She is the biological sister of attacking operator Zofia. 

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    Paul Medina
    Written on January 7, 2019
    "Okay i guess i am fine with Ela being on the best operators in rainbow six siege. If you get this operator you'll have an advantage as she can throw a proximity mine to interrupt. Although yeah she is better than roaming rather than defending"
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    #9Mute

    Mute

    Mark R. "Mute" Chandar is a defending operator in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.  He is classified as a Medium Armored operator and equipped with GC90 "Moni" Signal Disruptors for jamming communications.

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    Tom Jia
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "Everyone knows communication is the key to winning matches in rainbow six siege. Mute's annoying gadget literally cuts off enemies from their teammates, effectively cutting off their teamwork and removing any semblance of cooperation for their team."
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    #10Caveira

    Caveira

    Taina "Caveira" Pereira is a defending operator in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and was introduced in the Operation Skull Rain expansion. She is known as the brutal interrogator and a fearless operator. 

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    Wei Xie
    Written on January 7, 2019
    "If you are to ask me the best best operators in rainbow six siege i will answer you instantly Caveira. Why? Because she can basically isolate an enemy and perform a takedown interrogation to reveal the position of the remaining enemies. Isn't that amazing eh?"
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    #11Valkyrie

    Valkyrie

    Meghan J. "Valkyrie" Castellano is a defending operator in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, introduced in the Operation Dust Line expansion. She is a Medium Armored Operator who uses a unique gadget Mk2 "Black Eye" Gyro Cams.

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    Brandon Garcia
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "I honestly think that out of the 2 DEVGRU operators in rainbow six siege, Blackbeard is better. But for the sake of the ratings, lets talk about Val. Yeah, her gadgets are good for "keeping an eye on the sky" as Crystal put it. But a single pop from Thatcher's EMP grenades will take out that advantage. Valkyrie, imho, is good for casual matches, but not for r6's ranked matches."
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    #12Jager

    Jager

    Jager or Marius Streicher is a defending operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. Jager is known for his gadget ADS (Active Defense System) which can be used on walls and floors.

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    Jason Stephens
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "Idk about you but for me Jager is the best Rainbox Six Siege operator scratch that more like defender without any obvious downsides. This is because of his unique gadget ADS. "
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    #13Kaid

    Kaid

    Kaid is a defending operator in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. One of his unique abilities is his "Rtila" Electroclaw which can electrify metallic objects that are within a 0.75 meter radius.

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    gaming vids22 live
    Written on July 3, 2019
    "his special ability is amazing also his primary and secondary weapons are god hes very underrated and he should be used more."
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    #14Ying

    Ying

    Ying is the codename of attacking operator Siu Mei Lin in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, introduced in the Operation Blood Orchid expansion. She is a Medium Armored Operator equipped with her Candelas. 

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    John Chen
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "even though Ying is a girl i do think that she can really be considered as the rainbow six siege best operators. Come on with all of her equipment from her flash grenades to her shotgun. And yeah ASIANS REPRESENT SHE IS!!!"
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    #15Nomad

    Nomad

    Nomad, is the codename of Sanaa El Maktoub, who is an attacking operator in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and was introduced in the Operation Wind Bastion expansion. She is known for using proximity grenades to kill enemies. 

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    James Mills
    Written on January 7, 2019
    "I dunno about you but if you have a team which includes Ash, Thermite or Hibana you should definitely not miss out Nomad as she is the best combination with them. Aside from being best rainbow six siege operators. She can be effectivetly used as a stopgap against roaming players eh"

Summary

Best What are the best operators in Rainbow Six Siege
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HibanaGame Elements 23 Paid
2RookGame Elements 18 Paid
3ThermiteGame Elements 17 Paid
4Jackal Game Elements 15 Paid
5LesionGame Elements 15 Paid
6ThatcherGame Elements 14 Paid
7MaverickGame Elements 14 Paid
8ElaGame Elements 9 Paid
9MuteGame Elements 7 Paid
10CaveiraGame Elements 7 Paid
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