I think Moulder should go higher, though not above Tethys. After promotion, he has really good combat due to his high con and all around good stats (barring Luck, which shouldn't be much of an issue anyways). I'll think of a more specific position once the other below issues are attended to or explained more.
The problem is his level. Healing isn't getting you that much EXP, so he'd be happy to just to reach promotion above level ~10-12.
And I think Artur should go above Lute. Even if Lute has better support options, Artur gets good utility after promotion with C staves as a Bishop (and Slayer as well, which could help out in all monster chapters and preserving weapon uses, even if the former is a bit overkill). Also, Lute's con will slow her down early on (though a Mage Knight promotion should fix it sufficiently). In addition, I don't think anima magic has that sufficient of an advantage over light magic in Sacred Stones, due to there being a relatively even amount of dark and anima magic casting enemies in the game and the light's greater weight for tomes not affecting Artur as much as anima's weight for tomes affecting Lute.
Both need to go down, I think, but I also feel that Artur>Lute.
Also (this is a question, not a suggestion for a change), what exactly is the reason for the big gap between Kyle and Forde? I can understand why Kyle is considered better, but is Forde really that much worse than him?
I have no idea. I just copied the other list over to have a base to work with. Although it's only Artur/Lute between them. I'm not quite sure how that happened, but I think Lute/Artur will be dropping anyways.
FIrst time in charge of a tier list? Heh, this is my first time participating in a tier list discussion.
And uh, for the tier list veterans, go easy on me, okay? I'm not really trying to go proclaiming that my views are final. I'm just trying to give this tier list stuff a try, and see the reasoning for placements. I'm more than happy to accept critiquing on my suggestions.
Well, you seem to be having a better first time than a lot of people.
Duessel is much too high in Ephraim's list. He's a good unit - he's even a great unit, High Tier material definitely - but he's not > Vanessa.
That was one of my thoughts already.
Gilliam seems a bit high on both routes, not sure where Gilliam>Garcia really comes from. Garcia doesn't face as much WTD in the earlygame, his base Spd is a bit higher (allowing him to double really slow things and avoid being doubled) and he has more Mov. Both Gilliam and Garcia are poor long term units, but Garcia should have more short term usage.
Seconding Artur>Lute and Vanessa>Duessel.
I think Gilliam needs to plummet. Chapter 1 he helps (being one third of your army) but he's not spectacular. Chapter 2 he sucks. Chapter 3 he sucks. Chapter 4 he's alright. If he's managed to break 4 SPD, he's actually great for that top left corner. Chapter 5, his DEF can help. Chapter 6? Too large an area and we've got Franz, Eirika, Joshua, and Garcia who are all pretty darn competent combatants by now, and some of the other units might be pretty solid by now, too, depending on what the player has been doing with them. Plus Gill hasn't been all that good up until now. And by chapter 7, I just don't feel like he can keep up even combat-wise.
Gerik could go below Kyle and Forde on Ephraim's route, and Innes could move above Ephraim on Eirika's, both due to availability.
Agreed on Gerik, and I can see the second. But Ephraim's forced-ness, 7 MOV for the last chunk of the game, and PRF weapons as well as, you know, an enemy phase makes me a little unsure about it.
Would anyone object to Franz (and maybe Vanessa?) getting his(their) own tier? He's just so helpful early on, and I, for example, had him at level 10 in chapter 5. I think he was like 14 going into chapter 7, so that meant something along the lines of 16/1 in chapter 8.
I also think Colm could drop. Unless we need to unlock more than five things or we don't have enough keys, a mounted unit with keys does his job better. He's not obsoleted, but that does account for a lot of what he does. And then there's the question of how much of an impact the treasure makes anyways.