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: 9 September 2017 (OB 58)

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 

↓ Moved Drogoz to A+. Still very good, but the accuracy of Lian, Sha Lin and Cassie does limit his potential. 

↓ Moved Fernando to A Tier. Still good at mitigating incoming damage, he's an solid frontline.

↓ Moved Evie to B Tier. A few too many bugs can seriously hamstring her.

↑ Moved Ash to S Tier. Fantastic mitigation, mobility and damage. An exceptional Frontline. 

↑ Moved Grover to A+ Tier. Not strictly taken as a Support, but more for damage who can also heal. His damage is very good from afar.

↓ Moved Lex to B+ Tier. He is good, but struggles 1 on 1 against some other Flank Champions, while he only really excels against those who are poor. 

↓ Moved Tyra to B+ Tier. She doesn't really offer anything of value over other ranged damage dealers.

↑ Moved Kinessa to A Tier. Larger maps with better sightlines have helped her potential.

↑ Moved Zhin to A+ Tier. Tons of mobility, very high damage and lots of burst from his Ultimate.

↑ Moved Androxus to A Tier. Still fantastic, but pushed out by Zhin.

↑ Moved Barik to S Tier. Exceptional shielding, solid damage, Turrets are annoying and he can escape easily. 

S+ Tier



S Tier



Ash Front Line A valuable Front line in the right hands, she has a fantastic kit that offers everything a solo Front line needs.
Barik Front Line Barricade offers excellent mitigation, and his Turrets are annoying.
Cassie Damage She's always been great and little has changed. Excellent damage, burst and mobility.
Lian Damage Excellent damage, high AOE potential in Presence and a fantastic Ultimate.
Makoa Frontline His pull, shielding and "out" in Shell Spin make him a valuable addition to any line up.
Sha Lin Damage Great ranged poke, high damage, lots of fun to play. Elusive if played well. 

A+ Tier



Drogoz Damage A powerful damage modifier, excellent burst from Salvo and exceptional mobility in Thrust.
Grover Support Below average healing, but with recently improved axes. His Crippling Throw is his primary value.
Jenos Support Plenty of mobility, good healing, and a fantastic Ultimate in Through Time and Space.
Mal'damba Support A personal favorite. Strong single-target healing, AOE support and an invaluable Ultimate for clearing a Control Point.
Seris Support Undeniably good, her ranged damage combined with her detonate in Rend Soul make her formidable. Her healing is strong, and her Ultimate fantastic.
Willo Damage A strong kit that provides solid damage, mobility and utility. Her ability to deny healing is unrivaled.
Zhin Flanker A mobile kit that offers solid damage, mobility and defence. Billow is particularly strong.

A Tier



Androxus Flanker High damage, strong burst, amazing mobility in Nether Step and strong defence thanks to Reversal.
Bomb King Damage Still capable of massive damage and very good at zoning the enemy team.
Fernando Frontline Much improved in recent updates, with his ability to reduce healing very strong.
Inara Front Line Relatively immobile, but difficult to bring down with excellent zoning potential with Impasse.
Kinessa Flank Much more suited to some of the current maps, her damage is high if she has the sightlines.
Ruckus Front Line Reasonable sustain thanks to Emitter; slow, but his damage is solid and suits most compositions.
Viktor Damage Predictable, but his damage is high, he's easy to play and his Ultimate can clean up against grouped teams.

B+ Tier



Lex Flanker Easy to play, he offers high damage, solid mobility and a powerful Ultimate.
Maeve Flank Good mobility and slightly improved this patch.
Pip Support Reasonable healing and a nuisance thanks to Weightless, but pushed down due to better Supports.
Torvald Front Line Average shielding and reasonable Ultimate don't make up for his lack of mobility or damage.
Ying Support Difficult to pin down, confusing to fight against, and reasonable healing.

B Tier



Evie Damage Difficult to pin down, Evie is slippery. High basic damage and lots of ways to escape.
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.
Tyra "The Untamed" Damage Solid rifle damage combined, minor AOE pressure and a single target damage boost. No reliable out.

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: Sep 09, 2017

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