In this Paragon Tier List we present the latest rankings for competitive Player versus Player. In line with our ever popular Heroes of the Storm Tier list, this page will always show the latest updates every patch, or every month depending on movement. This Tier List is also representative of the current meta favoring high health, high crowd control Heroes. 

Please note it's important for me to state that this should be the community's list as I appreciate any and all input. Don't be afraid to make a statement or a suggestion and remember: it’s the player’s skill, not the Hero choice, that is often most important (this list also assumes equal player skill level). I will also add that "meta" builds regularly change and it often requires just one team to use a Hero effectively to see the landscape change. Updated 11 February 2017.

Tier List Descriptors

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

Tier S - Above the point balance, Heroes should comprise the majority of team compositions for most competitive games. 

Tier A - The focal point of balance. These Heroes 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 higher tiered Heroes. High player skill with individuals in this pool is likely to still sway a match up in your favor, but there are generally better picks.

Tier C - Considered weak. The team composition generally will need to be built around a Hero in this pool to make them work properly. Unlikely to be found in competitive environments, unless the player is considered a master of a Hero. 

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

Paragon Roles

1. Offlane (Off) - Predominantly used by Fighters or Mages with a strong poke and clear. Their primary role is to build relatively "tanky" with some damage so that they can continually poke the enemy to push waves back.

2. Mid Lane or Middle Lane (Mid) - Predominantly used by Mages with strong clear and high utility. Their primary role is to clear as quickly as possible and to support the jungler if able and to alert the team if the opposing laner leaves. 

3. ADC (Duo) - Predominantly used by Rangers on safe lane, the ADC role tends to work alongside a Support Hero or when solo laning and scales enormously by end game.

4. Support or Safe Lane (Support) - Predominantly used by Casters, their role is to carry the ADC through their lane. ADC's tend to become more powerful as the game progresses, so they need the support of others to assist in lane clear and coordinated spikes.

5. Jungle (J) - Predominantly used by Assassins (and some Tanks), a Jungler's role is to assist Solo Lane and Mid Lane but to also thin out the creatures in the jungle so that your team mates can quickly pickup the buffs that they drop. I would argue that this is one of the more difficult roles in Paragon as you need exceptional map awareness. 

Tier List Movement

↑ Moved Khaimera to B Tier. I think he suits the above descriptor perfectly for B Tier. 

↓ Moved Twinblast to A Tier. His Ultimate is poor, Rocket Dash largely negligible and his AOE pressure also fairly rubbish. Still good basic attack damage. At which point, just take Murdock. 

↑ Moved Grim.exe to B Tier. Recent improvements to his early game and nerfs to Murdock have helped him. 

Tier S+

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Aurora Fighter Offlane Coming Soon! Ridiculously strong, if not the strongest Hero in the game. Insane mobility, crowd control and damage.
Dekker Caster Support Coming Soon! There's no doubting that her slow and stun are very strong. Her damage is OK, her means of escape invaluable and her Ultimate strong. In an organised setting her combined kit can allow her team to deal high damage to the opposition.
Murdock  Ranger ADC Coming Soon! What makes Murdock strong is the fact that if you get him to late game, there are few Heroes he can't comfortably kill in several hits. With an Ultimate ability that has a global range and zoning capabilities through his Static Trap that allows him to comfortably protect his lane from ambush, he's an excellent ranged carry.
Steel  Tank Support Coming Soon! A frighteningly fast Ultimate ability, his Bulwark mitigates tons of damage and his Bull Rush amazing for stunning and disrupting. Best of all, he can block incoming basic attacks for his team. He's a monster in the right hands.

Tier S

Type

Role

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Description

Greystone Fighter Offlane Coming Soon! His kit might be Passive, but it's very strong. He's more than capable of handling offlane well thanks to his clear and damage while his Ultimate ability having a slow is exceptional. He can tower dive, constantly pressure squishy targets and still make it out alive.
Howitzer Caster Mid/Support Coming Soon! His damage early game is high thanks to his ranged poke and he has reasonable pushing capability with a combination of AOE attacks, grenades and mines. His Ultimate fires at frightening speed and can pair really well with just about anyone. Bags of utility. 
Rampage Tank Jungle/Support Coming Soon!  His regeneration from his Ultimate, combined with his mobility and stun (Boulder Throw) still makes Rampage a good Hero to fight against. The 2 second stun is more than enough in Monolith to guarantee a kill. 
Sevarog Tank/Jungler Offlane/Jungle [Guide] Amazing in Monolith thanks to his ability to gain Soul Stacks quickly, while he can comfortably jungle or offlane. His clear is good, his root invaluable and he deals tons of damage.

Tier A

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Role

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Description

Feng Mao Fighter Jungle/Offlane [Guide] Feng Mao is a versatile melee Hero that's capable of not only dealing eye watering damage, but he also has some mobility and survivability through his shielding. With his attacks cleaving and capable of hitting hard, during early, mid and late game he's strong.
Gadget Caster Mid Coming Soon!  With a newly improved Sticky Mine, Gadget offers fantastic AOE pressure, can defend a tower incredibly well and in team fights, her Ultimate is exceptional for dealing damage and zoning the enemy.
Grux Fighter Jungle [Guide] A favorite Hero and one remains strong. He has an excellent escape, an strong stun and a highly useful pull - even if it is rather short. 
Kwang Fighter Jungler/Offlane [Guide] Mana hungry but amazing burst, strong in offlane and amazing at jungling. Surprisingly useful for spiking down opponents in an instant.
Muriel Support Support Coming Soon! Her Ultimate ability is still amazing and her shielding, with low cooldowns, can carry most poor teams to victory. She suits most team compositions.
Narbash Caster Support [Guide] His movement speed combined with his stun, invaluable Ultimate and a newly buffed AOE heal makes Narbash a fantastic Hero. 
Twinblast Ranger ADC Coming Soon! His mobility (Rocketdash) combined with his slow provide him with much needed lane survivability and he can quite comfortably rip through any melee Hero late game. His rework has worked wonders for him. 

Tier B

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Gideon Caster Mid Coming Soon! With reasonable wave clear, high poke damage and mobility thanks to his teleport (Torn Space) he can be very strong. His Ultimate still leaves him vulnerable to crowd control and coordinated teams can prevent it instantly.
Countess Assassin Mid/Offlane Coming Soon! Excellent wave clear and very strong early game. She can comfortably hold off and mid-lane and with health being less valuable, can easily burst down opponents quickly in this squishy meta. Her only downside is the fact a single stun can kill her instantly.
Grim.exe  Hunter ADC Coming Soon!  His slow is fantastic but his Ultimate is easily blocked or mitigated. His damage isn't as high as Twinblast or Murdock and he lacks the speed and/or damage that those two offer.
Khaimera Fighter Jungle [Guide] A high risk, high reward Hero. He has no escapes (unlike Grux and Feng Mao) but trades this for eye-watering burst. A little too one-dimensional.
Lt. Belica Mage Mid [Guide] Solid wave clear, good team fight damage thanks to Void Bomb and Drone and with an Ultimate that's capable of executing any opponent who's low health. Unfortunately most of her abilities are easy to avoid and she lacks the burst of Gideon or the utility of Howitzer.
Serath Caster Offlane/Jungle Coming Soon! A powerful Ultimate and ridiculous damage late game but also easily kited and requires exceptional positioning. Strongest when jungling.
Sparrow Ranger ADC Coming Soon! Sparrow is limited by the fact she has no means of defending herself while her kit has had its potency significantly reduced, especially when it comes to wave clear. She can still deal high damage end game but in terms of kit, she's inferior to all ADC's on the way to end game.
The Fey Caster Support/Offlane [Guide] Reasonable utility, respectable damage and strong Ultimate. Held back purely on the basis that the meta is all about stunning players which she lacks outside of her Ultimate.

Tier C

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Crunch Fighter Jungle/Offlane Coming Soon! Terrible in offlane, poor in safe lane, hopeless in mid lane and not particularly amazing in Jungle. He's easy to counter and his lack of any ranged options makes him an easy target. 
Kallari Assassin Offlane/Jungle [Guide] Changes to Wards and Monolith arriving have helped Kallari. Her damage is high, her global Ultimate good and Fog Walls comfortably help her pick off targets. Coordinated teams can still counter her easily with stuns and/or shielding.

Tier D

Type

Role

Guide

Description

Iggy & Scorch Caster Offlane [Guide] His turrets are easy to kill, he's incredibly squishy and his turrets provide experience to the enemy team. He can still push, but he's far weaker than he was.
Riktor Tank Support Coming Soon! Riktor has incredible crowd control and if he pairs with Dekker, you can comfortably lock down an enemy Hero for an age. Unfortunately his kit is a little slow right now and too mana intensive to keep up with the new Monolith movement changes.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 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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