Hearthstone Battlegrounds Hero Tier List

Last updated on Dec 06, 2019 at 09:00 by Kat 1 comment

This guide ranks all Heroes in Hearthstone Battlegrounds based on their strength and likelihood to win the game. An explanation is given for each rating Tier and what it means for Heroes in that Tier.

This guide is part of our larger Battlegrounds Guide.


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Hero Tier List

Each Hero in Hearthstone Battlegrounds comes with their unique Hero Power to use within the game, but the minion pool available remains consistent for all Heroes, which leads to a situation where some Heroes are better than others. This guide separates all Heroes into tiers given their strength in the current balance patch. This information should be used as a guideline, as strength of Heroes has some small variance based on a player's personal preferences.


S Tier: Excellent

S Tier Heroes are the top tier Heroes in the game. They have consistently strong Hero Powers that will greatly boost your chance to win. This Heroes can be picked whenever available, without question.

Hero Hero Power
The Curator Menagerist
Arch-Villain Rafaam I'll Take That
Dancin' Deryl Hat Trick
Nefarian Nefarious Fire

A Tier: Good

Tier A Heroes have solid Hero Powers that you will get some good use out of during the game. However, the Hero Powers are not as strong as S Tier Heroes or are only used for part of the game.

Hero Hero Power
Infinite Toki Temporal Tavern
Edwin VanCleef Sharpen Blades
The Rat King King of Beasts, King of Murlocs, King of Mechs, King of Demons
A. F. Kay Procrastinate
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End Puzzle Box
Sindragosa Stay Frosty
Brann Bronzebeard Battle Brand

B Tier: Average

B Tier Heroes have Hero Powers that will only have a minor impact on your game. It is not uncommon to only use their Hero Powers a couple of times per game, and sometimes not at all.

Hero Hero Power
The Great Akazamzarak Prestidigitation
George the Fallen Boon of Light
Patchwerk All Patched Up
The Lich King Reborn Rites
Queen Wagtoggle Wax Warband
Sylvanas Windrunner Banshee's Blessing
Elise Starseeker Lead Explorer

C Tier: Bad

C Tier Heroes are the worst of the worst. They have Hero Powers that are very underwhelming and it is generally better to invest your gold on improving your board rather than using their Hero Power.

Hero Hero Power
Lord Jaraxxus Bloodfury
Shudderwock Burbling
Ragnaros the Firelord DIE, INSECTS!
Sir Finley Mrrgglton Power Up!
Millificent Manastorm Tinker

Inactive Heroes

Hearthstone Battlegrounds uses a system where every available Hero is offered to one of the participating players each game. With 8 players and 3 options each, this leave a total of 24 Heroes. This means that whenever a new Hero is released, one of the existing Heroes must be taken away to make room for them. The following Heroes have been previously available but are currently inactive and cannot be played.

Hero Hero Power
Giantfin Murloc King
Lich Baz'hial Graveyard Shift
King Mukla Bananarama
Pyramad Brick by Brick
Professor Putricide Rage Potion
Patches the Pirate Fire the Cannons!
Trade Prince Gallywix Smart Savings
Bartendotron Skilled Bartender


  • 06 Dec. 2019: Added Sylvannas Windrunner, Edwin Vancleef, and Arch-Villain Rafaam to the Tier List. Added Patches the Pirate, Bartendotron, Pyramad, Professor Putricide, and Trade Prince Gallywix to the inactive Hero Pool. Returned Lich Baz'hial and Millificent Manastorm to the active Hero Pool. Adjusted ratings of Patchwerk, The Rat Kind, Millificent Manastorm, Dancin' Deryl, Shudderwock, Lord Jaraxxus, and Lich Baz'hial.
  • 19 Nov. 2019: Added Sindragosa, Elise Starseeker, Brann Bronzebeard, and Sir Finley Mrrgglton to the Tier List and Moved King Mukla, Millificent Manastorm, Megafin, and Lich Baz'hial to the inactive Hero pool.
  • 13 Nov. 2019: Guide added.
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