Our ever popular Heroes of the Storm Tier List ranks each Hero in a Tier that we consider to be "the best" and while we have descriptions next to each detailing why they're there, its detail is intentionally limited: we want you to be able to quickly view the list and see where Heroes are placed. This article will, upon every change to our Tier List, reflect the best 5 warriors in Heroes of the Storm.
Updated: 4 January 2018
The Lich King is pretty amazing after his recent rework. Not only is his level of crowd control amazing, but he can also take a beating and deal significant damage. With the right talent choices, he can constantly secure kills thanks to his Howling Blast, while sustaining himself thanks to Death Coil. If he can get someone trapped with Frozen Tempest, he'll happily go toe-to-toe with any hero and come out on top, with barely a scratch. Finally, Army of the Dead provides a considerable amount of sustain while his Trait offers a reliable burst of damage and mana return. Overall, Arthas is an amazing solo Warrior and fits in perfectly with duo compositions.
Blaze is without doubt one of the strongest Warriors in Heroes of the Storm. His kit is filled to the brim with utility and diversity. He's exceptional at solo laning, his damage is high, he has bags of self-sustain if he lands his Oil Spill and his Trait is fantastic. While he lacks the mobility of Sonya or the hard crowd control of Arthas, he makes up for this with Jer Propulsion and the slow Oil Spill provides. His Bunker Drop is exceptional, while his ability to zone the enemy team - for a Warrior - is unrivalled.
Dehaka has always been good, but he struggled to wrestle a place away from the likes of Johanna or Muradin simply because he worked as an off-tank, rather than a solo one. Part of the reason for this was his reliance on Essence, but also because of the fact his talents provided too little mitigation. Blizzard have, for the most part, remedied these issues and Dehaka can now be the only Warrior and be comfortable in the role. He now has such much needed control over his Burrow and if he talents for it, can comfortably escape (thanks to being able to move underground). Not only that but he now has lots of sustain thanks to easier Essence gain and a second Heroic (Adaptation) that's actually viable. His Drag remains invaluable, he has surprisingly high damage output and his Brushstalker global travel remains very powerful.
Sonya has been up and down our tier list over the last year. Although she's still somewhat slow (and predictable), her stun remains viable and both her Heroics are effective. What makes her so strong however is the fact her sustain is unrivalled. Her Whirlwind provides enormous amounts of health return and allows her to dive deep and still make it out alive. She isn't great as a solo Warrior, but as off-tank she's fantastic. Capable of quickly taking camps, soloing bosses and farming lanes, Sonya is also exceptional at taking on any other hero 1 on 1.
Zarya has always been on the fringes of the meta but dropped out of the scene slightly after double Support compositions rose to the top. As they're now less common, she's a much more favored pick. Her ranged poke, shielding and a set of Heroic abilities that offer lots of utility makes her a valuable addition. Similarly to Sonya, she can't solo Warrior, but she can comfortably fill in as a second. Used alongside Arthas or Dehaka, she provides her team with a great deal of sustain that can mitigate a considerable amount of burst damage.
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