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Hearthstone Battlegrounds Hero Tier List

Last updated on Jun 09, 2020 at 21:00 by Kat 9 comments

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. These Heroes can be picked whenever available, without question.

Hero Hero Power
Nozdormu Clairvoyance
Arch-Villain Rafaam I'll Take That
Kael'thas Sunstrider Verdant Spheres
Dancin' Deryl Hat Trick

A Tier: Great

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
Captain Eudora Buried Treasure
Skycap'n Kragg Piggy Bank
Captain Hooktusk Trash for Treasure
Millhouse Manastorm Manastorm
Edwin VanCleef Sharpen Blades
Malygos Arcane Alteration
The Curator Menagerist
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End Puzzle Box
Elise Starseeker Lead Explorer

B Tier: Good

Tier B Heroes have Hero Powers that will offer some use throughout the game. Their Hero Powers typically have solid one-use effects or will offer a very minor bonus throughout the game.

Hero Hero Power
Alexstrasza Queen of Dragons
Nefarian Nefarious Fire
Lady Vashj Evolving Electricity
Pyramad Brick by Brick
Ysera Dream Portal
Deathwing ALL Will Burn!
Reno Jackson Gonna Be Rich!
A. F. Kay Procrastinate
Infinite Toki Temporal Tavern
The Lich King Reborn Rites
Sindragosa Stay Frosty
The Rat King King of Beasts, King of Murlocs, King of Mechs, King of Demons, King of Dragons
Sir Finley Mrrgglton Adventure

C Tier: Average

C 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
Patches the Pirate Pirate Parrrrty
Shudderwock Burbling
Lich Baz'hial Graveyard Shift
George the Fallen Boon of Light
The Great Akazamzarak Prestidigitation
Bartendotron Skilled Bartender
Galakrond Galakrond's Greed
Illidan Stormrage Wingmen

D Tier: Bad

Tier D 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
Maiev Shadowsong Imprison
Queen Wagtoggle Wax Warband
Patchwerk All Patched Up
Lord Jaraxxus Bloodfury
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
Professor Putricide Rage Potion
Ragnaros the Firelord DIE, INSECTS!
Sylvanas Windrunner Banshee's Blessing
Dinotamer Brann Battle Brand
Giantfin Murloc King
King Mukla Bananarama
Tirion Fordring Honorable Warband
Trade Prince Gallywix Smart Savings


  • 09 Jun. 2020: Captain Eudora, Skycap'n Kragg, and Captain Hooktusk added to Tier list. Patches the Pirate readded to the active Hero pool. Professor Putricide moved to the inactive Hero pool. Adjusted the tier ratings of Kael'thas Sunstrider, Malygos, Alexstrasza, Nefarian, and Maiev Shadowsong.
  • 14 May 2020: Lady Vashj, Maiev Shadowsong, and Kael'thas Sunstrider added to Tier list.
  • 18 Apr. 2020: Adjusted ratings for Pyramad, Illidan Stormrage, Ysera, Millhouse Manastorm, and Galakrond.
  • 26 Mar. 2020: Illidan Stormrage added to Tier list. Adjusted ratings of Ysera and Millhouse Manastorm.
  • 17 Mar. 2020: Hero Pool updated. Ragnaros, Sylvannas Windrunner and Ragnaros added to the inactive Hero pool. Fungalmancer Flurgl, Sir Finley Mrrglton, and Professor Putricide added to the active Hero Pool. Added additional Tier to allow for better distinction between power level of Heroes. Tier rating of various Heroes adjusted accordingly.
  • 27 Feb. 2020: Adjusted rating for Deathwing, Galakrond, Ysera, and Nozdormu.
  • 26 Feb. 2020: Tier list updated for Dragon release patch.
    • Added Galakrond, Deathwing, Ysera, Alestrasza, Nozdormu, Malygos, and Reno Jackson to Hero Tier list.
    • Moved Professor Putricide to Inactive Hero list.
  • 09 Feb. 2020: Adjusted Tier rating for Tirion Fordring, Millhouse Manastorm, Infinite Toki, Professor Puticide, Lich Baz'hial, and Queen Wagtoggle.
  • 28 Jan. 2020: Tier list updated for Galakrond's Awakening. Added Tirion Fordring and Millhouse Manastorm to the Tier List and moved Sir Finley Mrrgglton to the inactive Hero pool.
  • 16 Jan. 2020: Tier list updated for January balance patch. Readded Patches the Pirate and Pyramad to the active Hero pool.
  • 19 Dec. 2019: Tier list updated for December balance patch. Re-added Bartendotron and removed Brann Bronzebeard.
  • 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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