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 June 2017 (OB51)

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 Ash to A Tier awaiting placement.

↓ Moved Buck to B+ Tier. Is there any real reason to take him over other flank Champions?

↓ Moved Torvald to B+ Tier. A lack of mobility and massive vulnerability to having his shields shredded, there's better choices of frontline (notably Ash and Makoa). 

S+ Tier

Role

Description

S Tier

Role

Description

Drogoz Damage A powerful damage modifier, excellent burst from Salvo and exceptional mobility in Thrust.
Lex Flanker Easy, automated and dealing massive damage, expect some Lex nerfs very soon.
Makoa Frontline His pull, shielding and "out" in Shell Spin make him a valuable addition to any line up.

A+ Tier

Role

Description

Androxus Flanker High damage, strong burst, amazing mobility in Nether Step and strong defence thanks to Reversal.
Bomb King Damage Lag Compensation worked wonders for him - ridiculously strong right now.
Inara Front Line Relatively immobile but difficult to bring down with excellent zoning potential.
Seris Support A versatile kit that brings damage, healing and utility.
Sha Lin Damage Great ranged poke, high damage, lots of fun to play. Elusive if played well. 
Viktor Damage He might be predictable but his damage is high, he's easy to play and he's very forgiving.
Ying Support Difficult to pin down, confusing to fight, an excellent Ultimate and valuable team healing/

A Tier

Role

Description

Ash Front Line AWAITING PLACEMENT
Cassie Damage She's always been great and little has changed. Good damage, good control.
Evie Damage Incredibly difficult to pin down, Evie is slippery. High basic damage and lots of ways to escape.
Mal'damba Support A personal favorite. Strong healing, AOE support and an invaluable Ultimate.
Pip Support Good crowd control, reasonable healing and a nuisance thanks to Weightless.
Ruckus Front Line Reasonable sustain thanks to Emitter; slow but his damage is solid and suits double tank meta.
Tyra "The Untamed" Damage Good rifle damage combined, AOE pressure and a single target damage boost. No reliable out.
Willo Damage A reasonable kit that provides solid damage, mobility and utility.

B+ Tier

Role

Description

Barik Front Line Barricade offers good mitigation but his Turrets are too easy to deal with. 
Buck Flank A flexible kit but pushed out by better flank Champions such as Androxus and Lex
Fernando Front Line His shield combined with his Immortal (Ultimate) will always ensure Fernando has a use, but there's far better choices right now.
Grohk Support A good slow, fast poke with Lightning Staff and a fairly strong Ultimate. A high damage support but one that's inferior to Yin and Seris.
Maeve Flank Good mobility, high damage and hard to pin down. Nerfed a little hard.
Torvald Front Line Good shielding and strong Ultimate ability in Hyper Beam that can clear any Payload. Hard-countered by items.

B Tier

Role

Description

Grover Support Good healing but his axes are easily avoided; slightly redeemed only by his Ultimate (Whirlwind).
Kinessa Flank Her kit doesn't suit Paladin's mobile play. She's far too static but can deal good damage.
Skye Flank Easily countered by items and easily shut down in a coordinated team. 

C Tier

Role

Description

 


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Last Updated: Jun 09, 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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