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 27 February 2017

Tier List Descriptors

Tier S+ - This tier is comprised of Heroes which have the innate ability to be placed onto any team, with any comp, and carry alone. 

Tier S - Your top tiers which will dictate meta stylings and composition. These Heroes are often first pick, first ban material.

Tier A+ - Slightly above the point balance, this pool of Champions should comprise the team compositions for most competitive games. The ebb and flow of meta swing and flavors of the month may sway this slightly in favor of certain players' abilities and strengths.

Tier A - The focal point of balance. These Champion should see no changes, given their current abilities in competitive high level play. 

Tier B+ - Somewhat strong, but not competitively viable in all situations. These Heroes are generally more difficult to place on a team than a higher tiered Champion. High player skill with individuals in this pool is likely to still sway a match in your favor, but there are generally far better picks.

Tier B - Considered weak. The team composition generally will need to be built around a Champion in this pool to make them viable. Unlikely to be found in any competitive environment.

Tier C - Very low pick rate and/or competitively non-viable even in the hands of masters.

Paragon 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

"Please note that the introduction of Legendary cards has had an adverse impact on some Champions and seen them leap several tiers."

↑ Added Maeve to S+ Tier. Ridiculous mobility, damage and survivability. 

↑ Moved Buck to S+ Tier. His new Legendary card (Bounce House) is ridiculous and make him a monster to deal with.

↑ Moved Ying to S+ Tier. Similarly to Buck, she has benefitted massively from her Lifelike Legendary card. 

↑ Moved Grohk to S+ Tier. He can near permanently maintain his slow thanks to his new Legendary card. Downright ridiculous. 

↑ Moved Tyra to A Tier. Her ability to now boost her entire teams damage against a single target by 15% is fantastic. 

↓ Moved Bomb King to B+ Tier. Moving his Detonate to a Legendary card, combined with the nerf to Grumpy Bomb hasn't helped him. 

↓ Moved Rukus to B+ Tier. There are much better front line Champions. 

S+ Tier

Guide

Role

Description

Buck Coming Soon! Flank If you can pick up his Legendary card (Bounce House) he's an absolute monster.
Grohk [Guide] Support A poor slow, average poke with Lightning Staff and an 'alright' Ultimate leaves much to be desired.
Maeve [Guide] Flank Unrivalled mobility, amazing damage and so hard to pin down.
Ying Coming Soon! Support Difficult to pin down, confusing to fight, an excellent Ultimate and valuable team healing/

S Tier

Guide

Role

Description

Cassie Coming Soon! Damage She's always been great and little has changed. Fantastic damage, good control.
Evie Coming Soon! Damage Incredibly difficult to pin down, Evie is slippery. High basic damage and lots of ways to escape. 
Makoa Coming Soon! Frontline His pull, shielding and "out" in Shell Spin make him a valuable addition to any line up.
Mal'damba [Guide] Support Fast becoming a personal favorite. Strong healing, AOE support and an invaluable Ultimate.
Torvald [Guide] Front Line Incredible shielding and an good Ultimate ability in Hyper Beam that can clear any Payload. 

A+ Tier

Guide

Role

Description

Androxus Coming Soon! Flanker High damage, strong burst, amazing mobility in Nether Step and strong defence thanks to Reversal.
Drogoz Coming Soon! Damage A powerful damage modifier, excellent burst from Salvo and exceptional mobility in Thrust.
Fernando Coming Soon! Front Line His shield combined with his Immortal (Ultimate) will always ensure Fernando is a safe pick. 
Sha Lin Coming Soon! Damage Great ranged poke, high damage, lots of fun to play. Elusive if played well. 

A Tier

Guide

Role

Description

Grover Coming Soon! Support Fantastic healing but his axes are easily avoided; saved by his Ultimate (Whirlwind). 
Pip [Guide] Support Good crowd control, reasonable healing and a nuisance thanks to Weightless.
Tyra "The Untamed" [Guide] Damage Good rifle damage combined with AOE pressure and a single target damage boost.
Viktor Coming Soon! Damage He might be predictable but his damage is good, he's easy to play and he's very forgiving.

B+ Tier

Guide

Role

Description

Barik [Guide] Front Line Barricade offers good mitigation but his Turrets are too easy to deal with. 
Bomb King Coming Soon! Damage Strong damage, good utility with Poppy Bomb and reasonable area denial thanks to Grumpy Bomb. 
Kinessa Coming Soon! Flank Her kit doesn't suit Paladin's mobile play. She's far too static but can deal good damage.
Ruckus Coming Soon! Front Line Reasonablesustain thanks to Emitter; somewhat slow but his damage is alright.

B Tier

Guide

Role

Description

Skye Coming Soon! Flank Easily countered by items and easily shut down in a coordinated team. 

C Tier

Guide

Role

Description

  Coming Soon!   No champions are currently considered C Tier.

 


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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017

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Lover of all things MOBA, Lewis splits his time between Heroes of the Storm, Paragon and SMITE.

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