This page will always show the latest Gigantic Tier List for competitive play.  This Gigantic Tier List is designed to rank Heroes in terms of their strength in the current meta. Although some Heroes are considered niche or balanced, those that aren't Tier 1 or 2 shouldn't be considered poor. While any match can be won with any Hero, this list is designed to present you with the strongest. Updated 4 August 2017

Tier List Descriptors

Tier S+ - These Heroes are undeniably too strong and can be placed in any composition and succeed. 

Tier S - Heroes which are often first pick, first ban material and are considered top tier. 

Tier A+ - Above the point balance, these Heroes comprise most team compositions and should see only minor changes.

Tier A - The focal point of balance, these Heroes should see few if any changes. 

Tier B+ - These Heroes are generally considered good, but require a highly skilled individual to get the most out of them and aren't viable in all situations. 

Tier B - Team compositions generally need to be built around a Hero in this pool to make them viable. They are rarely, if ever, seen in competitive play. 

Tier C - Very low pick rate Heroes and not considered viable.

Tier List Movement  ↑ 

↑ Added Ramsay to A+ Tier. Very mobile, solid damage, a good Focus and a huge melee counter.

↓ Moved Xenobia to B+ Tier. Excellent sustain but lacks poke, easily focused and long cooldowns.

Please Note: We are continuing to work on updating all our guides. Expect updates over the next few days!

S+ Tier

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Lord Knossos Melee Bruiser [Guide]

Speed, raw damage and survivability make Knossos a powerful ally. His ability to immobilize, knock down and hold people in place - for enormous bleed damage - make him a fearsome.

HK-206 Ranged Shooter [Guide] 

Amazing zoning potential and what he might lack in mobilty, he more than makes up for with his utility, damage and survivability; he's a valuable addition to any team.

S Tier

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Beckett Ranged Shooter [Guide]  Unrivalled mobility combined with huge ranged damage, she's formidable in the right hands. Her Grenade offers good AOE potential and her Grenade Launcher hits like a truck. 
Tripp Melee Assassin [Guide]

Her burst, mobility and stealth make her an assett on many teams. She's still the queen of taking down lone targets and roaming between Control Points. 

Uncle Sven  Ranged Healer/Utility [Guide]

Providing a super jump, healing burst, armor break and burn places him above other supports due to his damage output, but also his ability to lockdown an area and survive.

Wu Melee Fighter [Guide] Wu has incredible damage and is capable of traveling the map at frightening speed. His Tongue Lash is also invaluable at early pokes against the opposition, but he requires good skill.

A+ Tier

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Charnok Ranged Caster [Guide]  Amazing AOE potential, fantastic poke and an Ultimate ability that can comfortably clear a room. Also fairly good at evading opponents thanks to Detonate.
Margrave Melee Tank [Guide]  A formidable tank that has mobility, group utility and a bag of utility. His Hellburst is invaluable for Control Point pushes and he can take a considerable beating before he goes down. 
Ramsay Melee Assassin [Guide] With the right build choices, amazing mobility, solid damage and incredibly evasive.
Vadasi Ranged Healer [Guide] 

Her heals are good and her damage solid. When played well she can last a long time and dish out some pain, while keeping her team and their health topped up. 

Zandora Melee Tank/Utility [Guide] Bags of utility and her damage is surprisingly high, especially if she's using her leap-attack. Fits comfortably into most compositions. 

A Tier

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Pakko Melee Bruiser/Control

[Guide] 

Solid mobility, reasonable damage, good control and an Ultimate ability that buys your team time. 

Tyto Melee Assassin [Guide] 

His burst combined with his mobility makes him a frightening Hero to encounter. He's able to quickly get in and out of combat and although squishy, can easily evade attacks.

Voden Ranged Shooter/Utility [Guide] 

His Hidden Spring brings value to a team and his poison can add solid group pressure. He has lots of survivability and his ranged damage is consistent.


B+ Tier

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Imani Ranged Shooter [Guide] 

Providing covering fire from a map away, Imani is strong in the right hands at picking off weak targets or neutering an advance. Only particularly useful on specific "open" map locations.

Mozu Ranged Caster [Guide] 

Mobile, solid escapes and some utility.  She struggles to finish people off due to the wind-up time on Magic Bolt and the very small radius of Arcane Vortex. 

Xenobia Ranged Control

[Guide] 

Her life drains, combined with buckets of crowd control make Xenobia a great hero. She might not get the highest kills, but her presence - in the right hands - will be felt. 


B Tier

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Aisling Melee Summoner/Utility

[Guide] 

With bags of utility thanks to Cador, she's a reasonable draft. Cador can hunt players down and deals fair damage. Let down purely by the fact Caldor isn't entirely reliable.

Griselma Ranged Summoner

[Guide]

Almost entirely reliant on Portal Beasts to deal real damage. Without them, she hits like a wet noodle and is very static, offering very little threat.


C Tier

Type

Role

Guide

Description

        No heroes are currently considered to be C Tier.

D Tier

Type

Role

Guide

Description

       

No heroes are currently considered to be D Tier.


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Last Updated: Aug 04, 2017

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