This page will always show the latest Heroes of the Storm Tier List for casual, Quick Match play.  If you are looking for a Ranked  alternative you can visit the Heroes of the Storm Tier List for ranked page.  

This Heroes of the Storm Tier List is designed to rank Heroes in terms of their strength in the current meta. Although some Heroes are considered poor or balanced, those that aren't Tier S or A+ shouldn't be considered poor. While any match can be won with any Hero, this list is designed to present you with the strongest for Quick Match (which is pretty random at the best of times). Updated: 15 September 2017

Tier List Descriptors

S+ Tier - S+ Heroes are ridiculously strong and seen as overpowered. 

S Tier - Second favourite and if Tier S+ Heroes are unavailable. These Heroes are incredibly strong and above the point of balance.

A+ Tier - Heroes that are very strong. These Heroes, without question, are the backbone of any team due to their combination of abilities and utility.

A Tier - Considered “right” in terms of balance, these Heroes remain strong in the right hands and compliment 'most' team compositions.

B+ Tier - Slightly below the point of balance, these Heroes can do well when complimented by other higher Tier Heroes.

B Tier - Heroes that are considered "ok" but ones which require teams to form around them. They're unquestionably niche picks but can sometimes be valuable. 

C Tier - Considered poor: these Heroes have fallen out of the Meta and are seldom picked or seen.

Tier List Movement  ↑ 

↓ Moved Kel'Thuzad to A Tier. Unless he has a strong front line, he can be a liability. 

Moved Ana to A+ Tier. She does much better in Quick Match simply because she can often be against teams without a strong dive composition, allowing her to heal safely. 

↑ Moved Junkrat to A+ Tier. The fact he can deal sporadic damage from far away, combined with the possibility of the enemy not having a healer allows him to excel. 

S+ Tier

Guide

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Sonya [Guide] Warrior Medium High damage and sustain, with an invaluable stun, pull and Heroic ability she can maintain constantly. Warcraft
Valeera [Guide] Assassin Hard Incredible burst, good utility and a real menace in the right hands. Warcraft
Varian [Guide] Tank/Bruiser/Assassin Medium Amazing at cutting through camps and soloing Heroes if he takes Fury. Warcraft

S Tier

Guide

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Azmodan [Guide] Specialist Easy Capable lane pusher but he lacks mobility. His health pool make him a damage sponge.  Diablo
Anub'arak [Guide] Warrior Medium His Web Blast is still amazing but it's his ability to counter mages that make him so good. Warcraft
Cho'gall [Guide] Assassin Medium Two Heroes in one, he brings incredible damage, very strong Heroic abilities and good mobility Warcraft
Falstad [Guide] Assassin Hard High damage, mobility and global presence and a team-saving Heroic ability (Mighty Gust). Warcraft
Genji [Guide] Assassin Hard Incredible mobility and great for picking off players in an uncoordinated game mode. Overwatch
Gul'dan [Guide] Assassin Medium Amazing sustain and healing that can carry him to victory in Quick Match. Warcraft
Johanna [Guide] Warrior Medium Huge survivability thanks to her trait as well as some powerful crowd control skills Diablo
Kael'thas [Guide] Assassin Medium Eye-watering damage that's a must on almost any team, especially after Level 16. Warcraft
Lucio [Guide] Support Medium Amazing healing, good utility and bags of mobility. Overwatch
Malfurion [Guide] Support Medium Ranged poke, a large AOE root, strong heals over time and a powerful heal Heoric.  Warcraft
Muradin [Guide] Warrior Medium A huge health pool with an amazing stun and a guaranteed means of escape - a safe, excellent Warrior. Warcraft
Ragnaros [Guide] Assassin Medium An good kit with flexibility, versatility and importantly - damage and poke. Warcraft
Rehgar [Guide] Support Medium Strong healing, utility and mobility with an Heoric that restore a players health to full.  Warcraft
Samuro [Guide] Assassin Medium Good burst damage and excellent flexibility. Lacks poke, has a high skill cap and relies massively on talents. Warcraft
Sgt. Hammer [Guide] Specialist Medium Strong siege potential and high damage if left unchecked. Her range also makes her a real threat. StarCraft
Stukov [Guide] Support Hard Amazing sustain, lots of utility, a fantastic set of Heroics and excellent burst healing. StarCraft
Thrall [Guide] Assassin Medium High melee damage, poke through Chain Lightning, self-sustain and an incredible Heroic (Sundering). Warcraft
Zarya [Guide] Warrior Medium Invaluable shielding, high damage and amazing Heroic abilities. Overwatch

A+ Tier

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Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Arthas [Guide] Warrior Hard Strong crowd-control, a solid health pool and fantastic self sustain. Warcraft
Ana [Guide] Support Hard Excellent healing, reasonable damage and a valuable sleep. Overwatch
Brightwing [Guide] Support Hard Global presence, shielding, Polymorph, healing, block distribution/spell damage reduction - amazing. Warcraft
Cassia [Guide] Assassin Medium Good mitigation while moving, self healing thanks to her level 4 talent and high burst. Diablo
Dehaka [Guide] Warrior Hard Global presence, an invaluable stun, self sustain and a fantastic Heroic .  StarCraft
D.Va [Guide] Warrior Medium A nuisance in the right hands and very strong on Braxis Holdout. Overwatch
E.T.C [Guide] Warrior Medium Great mobility, valuable disruption, two very strong Heroic abilities and lots of utility. Warcraft
Illidan [Guide] Assassin Hard Incredible mobility, high damage and and an ability to dive in and escape make him formidable. Warcraft
Junkrat [Guide] Assassin Hard Solid AOE damage, but lacks reliable burst to finish off players.  Overwatch
Kerrigan [Guide] Assassin Medium High damage with a pull for a coordinated team spike but she lacks sustain. StarCraft
Lt. Morales [Guide] Support Medium High utility and the best single target healing and shielding in the game make her a strong pick. StarCraft
Li Li [Guide] Support Easy Her blinds are useful and her damage is surprisingly good. A great second support Warcraft
Li-Ming [Guide] Assassin Easy With unrivaled poke damage and "snowball" potential, she's first pick/ban material. Diablo
Lunara [Guide] Assassin Hard High single target and DOT damage, mobility, poke and an invaluable slow make Lunara formidable.  Warcraft
Malthael [Guide] Assassin Medium Fantastic AOE pressure and he can clean up against teams with no Support. Diablo
Medivh [Guide] Specialist Hard Amazing utility, totally unique and a brilliant Support Hero. Warcraft
Nazeebo [Guide] Specialist Medium Low mobility but a ton of sustain. Capable of pushing well thanks to a large health and mana pool Diablo
Nova [Guide] Assassin Medium Amazing in Quick Match thanks to a lack of team coordination and an ability to pick off roaming players StarCraft
Sylvanas [Guide] Specialist Easy Amazing lane push potential, two powerful Heroic abilities as well as mobility, she's a great Specialist. Warcraft
Tychus [Guide] Assassin Medium A Warrior buster that has begun to rise in popularity due to the improvements to Anub and Arthas StarCraft
Tyrande [Guide] Support Hard Bags of utility, solid healing, an invaluable stun and her Vulnerability can win games.  Warcraft
Zagara [Guide] Specialist Medium

Strong lane push that's near impossible to counter in unorganised teams. Incredible in Quick Match.

StarCraft
Zeratul [Guide] Assassin Hard Eye-watering burst damage and an Heroic that can win games (Void Prison). StarCraft
Zul'jin [Guide] Assassin Medium A very high risk, high reward Hero that requires exceptional positioning. Fantastic damage and valuable self sustain. Warcraft

A Tier

Guide

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Abathur [Guide] Specialist Hard Strong lane push, global presence, mines that are a headache and a strong Heroic in "Evolution".  StarCraft
Alarak [Guide] Assassin High A strong kit but a high skill ceiling - in the right hands he can be exceptional.  StarCraft
Artanis [Guide] Warrior Medium Excellent self shielding, high damage, some utility and a very useful long-duration Blind Heroic . StarCraft
Auriel [Guide] Support Medium A viable pick in Quick Match though she needs a composition that can deal very high damage Diablo
Butcher [Guide] Assassin Medium Great damage and Lamb to the Slaughter can guarantee a kill but requires true team play. Diablo
Chromie [Guide] Mage Medium As long as her team can maintain vision, she can happily deal eye watering damage with zero risk.  Warcraft
Diablo [Guide] Warrior Easy Reduced cooldowns on death, combined with his outrageous stuck-locking is still winning games. Diablo
Gazlowe [Guide] Specialist Medium Zoning potential, annoying turrets, Grav-O-Bomb and excellent split-push potential. Warcraft
Greymane [Guide] Assassin Hard Amazing burst but with real vulnerability to crowd control. A strong pick but with clear weaknesses. Warcraft
Jaina [Guide] Assassin Medium Huge burst damage and crowd control thanks to her trait. Warcraft
Kel'Thuzad [Guide] Assassin Hard Amazing damage, and a global Heroic that's incredibly frustrating. Warcraft
Kharazim [Guide] Support Medium A burst heal, mobility, vision (if needed) and a clutch-heal Heroic. Very strong in the right hands. Diablo
Leoric [Guide] Warrior Medium Much better after his recent changes and his healing gives him lots of sustain when your team doesn't have a Support. Diablo
Murky [Guide] Specialist Medium Good structure damage, annoying and hard to deal with in Quick Match.  Warcraft
Probius [Guide] Specialist Medium Good zoning potential, easy to play and often ignored in Quick Match. Warcraft
Raynor [Guide] Assassin Easy He might be one-dimensional but he hits hard, has good survivability and a powerful stun/knockback. StarCraft
Stitches [Guide] Warrior Medium An invaluable pull, two strong Heroic abilities and with plenty of survivability.  Warcraft
Tassadar [Guide] Support Hard Unrivaled shielding and utility while offering vision and zoning potential through Force Wall.  StarCraft
Tracer [Guide] Assassin Hard Unrivalled mobility, high damage, a powerful Heroic and a nuisance for most Heroes to fight against. Overwatch
Tyrael [Guide] Warrior Medium Difficult to play well, mana hungry and but with bags of utility and mobility. Great at engaging but needs a coordinated team.  Warcraft
Uther [Guide] Support Hard Reasonable healing but it's his stun and Invulnerability that makes Uther sought after.  Warcraft
Valla [Guide] Assassin Easy High basic attack damage, two strong Heroic abilities and an "escape" make her a safe, solid pick Diablo

B+ Tier

Guide

Role

Difficulty

Description

Source

Garrosh [Guide] Warrior Medium He requires good skill to play well, but in the right hands he can excel. Poor without a healer, though. Warcraft
Chen [Guide] Warrior Medium High health pool, amazing survivability if you pursue the Shield/Brew share build. Warcraft
Rexxar [Guide] Warrior Hard A good stun and slow and very strong in the right hands. Very difficult to play well. Warcraft
T.L.V [Guide] Specialist Hard Difficult to play well but great for soaking experience but very map specific.  TLV
Xul [Guide] Specialist Medium The best lane push in the game, a single-target root and two awesome Heroic abilities. Diablo

B Tier

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C Tier

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Additional Guides

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Want more understanding on why we've rated some of our specialists? Here's my best 5 and why.

Want more understanding on why we've rated some of our supports? Here's my best 5 and why.

Want more understanding on why we've rated some of our warriors? Here's my best 5 and why.

Need a hand getting to Rank 1 in Hero League? Here's my best advice.

Need advice on drafting during Hero League? Look no further.

Need help getting to Grandmaster? Here's our best 5 Heroes to help you carry.

Need help drafting counterpicks? Here's our quick reference guide.

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2017

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