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: 23 October (OB 61)

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 Terminus to A Tier awaiting placement. 

↑ Moved Torvald to S+ Tier. He's pretty ridiculous after his rework, even after tweaks to Gauntlet.

↑ Moved Makao to S+ Tier. One of the few Champions that's downright broken due to his pull (in the right hands).

↑ Moved Maeve to A+ Tier. Her damage was tweaked in 61, but she's still incredibly strong. 

↓ Moved Sha Lin to A Tier. Pushed down by the strength of Androxus and Maeve. 

Moved Jenos to S Tier. Alongside Mal'damba, undoubtedly the best Support Champion. 

↑ Moved Maldamba to S Tier. Brilliant healing, a valuable Ultimate and good damage. 

↓ Moved Kinessa to B Tier. Struggles against a good flank and doesn't always have sight-lines.

↓ Moved Pip to C Tier. Why ever take him?

↓ Moved Talus to C Tier. Predictable, lacks burst outside his Heroic and inferior to most other Flank Champions.

Moved Tyra to C Tier. No doubting she's fun to play, but there's far better Damage Champions that bring much more to a composition.

↑ Moved Fernando to A+ Tier. Good shielding, excellent healing reduction and solid damage (especially in confined spaces).

S+ Tier

Role

Description

Torvald Front Line Fantastic after his rework with a solid basic attack, amazing silence and good shielding.
Makoa Frontline His pull, shielding and "out" in Shell Spin make him a valuable addition to any line up.

S Tier

Role

Description

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.
Jenos Support Plenty of mobility, good healing, and a fantastic Ultimate in Through Time and Space.
Lian Damage Excellent damage, high AOE potential in Presence and a fantastic Ultimate.
Mal'damba Support A personal favorite. Strong single-target healing, AOE support and an invaluable Ultimate for clearing a Control Point.

A+ Tier

Role

Description

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.
Maeve Flank Good mobility and slightly improved this patch.
Ruckus Front Line Reasonable sustain thanks to Emitter; slow, but his damage is solid and suits most compositions.
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 Her ability to deny healing is unrivaled, she's also fairly forgiving in her aiming. 
Zhin Flanker A mobile kit that offers solid damage, mobility and defence. Billow is particularly strong.

A Tier

Role

Description

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.
Sha Lin Damage Great ranged poke, high damage, lots of fun to play. Elusive if played well. 
Terminus Front Line AWAITING PLACEMENT
Ying Support Difficult to pin down, confusing to fight against, and reasonable healing.

B+ Tier

Role

Description

Evie Damage Difficult to pin down, Evie is slippery. High basic damage and lots of ways to escape.
Lex Flanker Easy to play, he offers high damage, solid mobility and a powerful Ultimate.
Viktor Damage Predictable, but his damage is high, he's easy to play and his Ultimate can clean up against grouped teams.

B Tier

Role

Description

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 Much more suited to some of the current maps, her damage is high if she has the sightlines.
Strix Damage Solid burst damage, but lacks real utility for most team compositions

C Tier

Role

Description

Pip Support Reasonable healing and a nuisance thanks to Weightless, but pushed down due to better...well, everyone.
Skye Flank Easily shut down in a coordinated team, and too easily anticipated due to her audio cues. 
Talus Flank Annoying to fight against, but easily shut down and no real threat in a double Front Line comp.
Tyra "The Untamed" Damage Solid rifle damage, minor AOE pressure and a single target damage boost. No reliable out.

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Last Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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Lover of all things MOBA, Lewis splits his time between Heroes of the Storm, Battlerite and Destiny 2 (with a bit of Overwatch for good measure).

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