Following on from our ever increasingly popular Heroes of the Storm and Smite Tier List's we’ve turned to Paladins, Hi-Rez's latest game, to formulate a similar list based on its champions. This is, like our other Tier List's, is for the community. All champions placed in their respective Tiers are in no particular order, only alphabetical. In addition, success with any champion is still, largly, reliant on your personal skill. Any and all input is also welcome on this Tier list: don’t be afraid to make a suggestion.

Updated: 21 July 2017 (OB 54)

Tier List Descriptors

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

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

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

Tier A - The main point of balance, Champions here should see few if any changes and are generally considered safe picks.

Tier B+ - These Champions are generally considered good, but often 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 Champions in this pool to make them viable. They are rarely, if ever, seen in competitive play. 

Tier C - Very low pick rate Champions that are considered trash tier and not competitively viable. 

Paladins Roles

1. Front Line - These champions are good at holding the line and protecting their teammates through a variety of abilities. 

2. Damage - These champions are capable of consistently dealing high amounts of damage. Their abilities aren't limited to range or melee and typically offer a diverse kit to punish enemies. 

3. Support - These are high utility champions, helpful in both offense and defense. Typically however they're associated with healing and as a result, provide much needed sustain to a team. 

4. Flank - These champions excel at flanking and taking out key targets from the opponent's rear. Their abilities typically revolve around mobility, evasion or concealment. 

Tier List Movement 

Added Lian to A+ Tier. Excellent damage, good AOE potential in Presence and a fantastic Ultimate.

↑ We've made a fair amount of movement in OB54 in line with the significant changes to Legendary cards. 

S+ Tier



S Tier



Drogoz Damage A powerful damage modifier, excellent burst from Salvo and exceptional mobility in Thrust.
Makoa Frontline His pull, shielding and "out" in Shell Spin make him a valuable addition to any line up.
Seris Support A versatile kit that brings damage, healing and utility. She's the go-to support for Paladins.

A+ Tier



Androxus Flanker High damage, strong burst, amazing mobility in Nether Step and strong defence thanks to Reversal.
Cassie Damage She's always been great and little has changed. Good damage, good control.
Lex Flanker Easy to play, deals high damage, solid mobility and a powerful Ultimate. 
Lian Damage Excellent damage, good AOE potential in Presence and a fantastic Ultimate.
Mal'damba Support A personal favorite. Strong healing, AOE support and an invaluable Ultimate.
Sha Lin Damage Great ranged poke, high damage, lots of fun to play. Elusive if played well. 

A Tier



Ash Front Line A solid kit that brings damage and utility - a valuable frontline in the right hands. 
Bomb King Damage Still capable of massive damage and very good at zoning
Evie Damage Incredibly difficult to pin down, Evie is slippery. High basic damage and lots of ways to escape.
Grover Support Below average healing, but with recently improved axes. His Crippling Throw is his primary value.
Inara Front Line Relatively immobile, but difficult to bring down with excellent zoning potential.
Ruckus Front Line Reasonable sustain thanks to Emitter; slow but his damage is solid and suits double tank meta.
Willo Damage A reasonable kit that provides solid damage, mobility and utility.
Viktor Damage He might be predictable but his damage is high, he's easy to play and he's very forgiving.
Zhin Flanker A mobile kit that offers solid damage, mobility and defence. Billow is particularly strong.

B+ Tier



Barik Front Line Barricade offers good mitigation, but his Turrets are too easy to deal with. 
Pip Support Good crowd control, reasonable healing and a nuisance thanks to Weightless.
Torvald Front Line Average shielding and reasonable Ultimate don't make up for his lack of mobility or sustain.
Tyra "The Untamed" Damage Good rifle damage combined, AOE pressure and a single target damage boost. No reliable out.
Ying Support Difficult to pin down, confusing to fight against, and reasonable healing.

B Tier



Buck Flank A flexible kit but pushed out by better flank Champions such as Androxus and Lex
Grohk Support A good slow and fast poke with Lightning Staff. Unfortunately for Grohk that's just about all he brings to the table.
Kinessa Flank Her kit doesn't suit Paladin's mobile play. She's far too static, but can deal good damage if left unattended.
Maeve Flank Good mobility...and that's about it.

C Tier



Skye Flank Easily shut down in a coordinated team, and too easily anticipated due to her audio cues. 


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Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017

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