Hearthstone Battlegrounds Hero Tier List

Last updated on Mar 09, 2023 at 11:40 by BeefChiefs 12 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

Welcome to the Hearthstone Battlegrounds Hero Tier List! Each Hero in Hearthstone Battlegrounds has their own unique Hero Power and playstyle but unfortunately not all were balanced equally. This guide will classify each playable Hero based on strength in the current patch.

Please note that this information should be used as a general guideline and is not specific to each player or lobby. Some Heroes may perform better or worse depending on how they are played or the minions available. All information on Hero performance has been sourced from HSReplay and Firestone.


S Tier: Overperforming Heroes

S Tier Heroes are the best Heroes in the game to pick before entering the lobby. Each has a Hero Power that has the ability to win the game on the spot. These heroes are currently over-performing in comparison to the meta and are therefore suggested to take whenever available.

Hero Hero Power
Professor Putricide Build-An-Undead
C'Thun Saturday C'Thuns!
Infinite Toki Temporal Tavern
Millhouse Manastorm Manastorm
Cookie the Cook Stir the Pot
Ambassador Faelin Expedition Plans
Vanndar Stormpike Lead the Stormpikes
The Lich King Reborn Rites
Al'Akir Swatting Insects

A Tier: Great Heroes

A Tier Heroes have flexable and powerful Hero Powers to help you consistently top 4 and win games. Although not as strong as S Tier Heroes, they are still extremely viable options. Pick these Heroes when available as well.

Hero Hero Power
Guff Runetotem Natural Balance
Ini Stormcoil MechGyver
Galakrond Galakrond's Greed
Chenvaala Avalanche
Teron Gorefiend Rapid Reanimation
Galewing Dungar's Gryphon
Patches the Pirate Pirate Parrrrty!
Patchwerk All Patched Up
Ysera Dream Portal

B Tier: Good Heroes

B Tier Heroes have flexible but not incredibly strong Hero Powers to work with. They are solid but not necessarily game-winning picks. In the current meta, these heroes have a wide range of expected outcomes to finish the game. Consider these Heroes if you are presented with only C or D Tier Heroes available otherwise.

Hero Hero Power
Sir Finley Mrrgglton Adventure!
Zephrys, the Great Three Wishes
Greybaugh Sprout It Out!
N'Zoth Avatar of N'Zoth
The Jailer Runic Empowerment
Master Nguyen Power of the Storm
Lady Vashj Relics of the Deep
Ozumat Tentacular
Alexstraza Queen of Dragons
Heistbaron Togwaggle The Perfect Crime
Rakanishu Tavern Lighting
Mutanus the Devourer Devour
Sindragosa Stay Frosty
Edwin VanCleef Sharpen Blades
The Curator Menagerist
Forest Warden Omu Everbloom
Sylvanas Windrunner Reclaimed Souls
Fungalmancer Flurgl Gone Fishing

C Tier: Average Heroes

C Tier Heroes are the current majority of all Heroes in the game. Their Hero Powers can do something specific but do not lend to success in every game played. All C Tier heroes have significant win percentage over D Tier, so pick these Heroes when you are presented with D Tier options.

Hero Hero Power
Varden Dawngrasp Twice as Nice
Millificent Manastorm Tinker
Gallywix Smart Savings
Lich Baz'hial Graveyard Shift
Dancin Deryl Hat Trick
Enhance-o-Mechano Enhancification
Drek'Thar Lead the Frostwolves
Pyramad Brick by Brick
Aranna Starseeker Demon Hunter Training
Tess Greymane Bob's Burgles
The Great Akamzarak Prestidigitation
Arch-Villian Rafaam I'll Take That!
Onyxia Broodmother
Tamsin Roame Fragrant Phylactery
Jaraxxus Bloodfury
Queen Azshara Azshara's Ambition
Xyrella See the Light
Captain Eudora Buried Treasure
Nozdormu Clarvoyance
George the Fallen Boon of Light
Murloc Holmes Detective for Hire
Elise Starseeker Lead Explorer
Reno Jackson Gonna Be Rich!
Silas Darkmoon Come One, Come All!
The Rat King A Tale of Kings
Death Speaker Blackthorn Bloodbound
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End Puzzle Box
A. F. Kay Procrastinate
Malygos Arcane Alteration
Ragnaros the Firelord DIE, INSECTS!
King Mukla Bananarama
Kael'thas Sunstrider Verdant Spheres
Cariel Roame Conviction
Vol'jin Spirit Swap
Y'Shaarj Embrace Your Rage
Tickatus Prize Wall
Captain Hooktusk Trash for Treasure
Illidan Stormrage Wingmen

D Tier: Underperforming Heroes

D Tier Heroes are a group of currently under-performing Heroes that need a lot of luck and support to even top 4 with. The Hero Powers available to these heroes are inflexible and underwhelming when compared to other Tiers. Take these heroes only as a last resort or for fun because no other options are available.

Hero Hero Power
Sire Denathrius Whodunit?
Scabbs Cutterbutter I Spy
Deathwing ALL Will Burn
Shudderwock Snicker-snack
Kurtrus Ashfallen Final Showdown
Dinotamer Brann Battle Brand
Skycap'n Kragg Piggy Bank
Maiev Shadowsong Imprison
Bru'kan Embrace the Elements
Rokara Glory of Combat
Queen Wagtoggle Wax Warband
Jandice Barov Swap, Lock and Shop It
Lord Barov Friendly Wager
Tavish Stormpike Deadeye
Mr. Bigglesworth Kel'Thuzad's Kitty
Overlord Saurfang For the Horde!
Sneed Sneed's Replicator

Removed Heroes

These Heroes were previously available for picking in Battlegrounds but are no longer in the current playable pool. An important thing to note is Blizzard does actively update and rotate Heroes for future balance patches, so these may be available again in the future.

Hero Hero Power
Bartendotron Skilled Bartender
Giantfin Murloc King
Nefarian Nefarious Fire
Tirion Fordring Honorable Warband


  • 09 Mar. 2023: Teron Gorefiend guide added. Millificent Manastorm moved to C tier.
  • 27 Feb. 2023: Patches the Pirate guide added.
  • 15 Feb. 2023: Vanndar Stormpike guide added.
  • 08 Feb. 2023: Sire Denathrius guide added.
  • 02 Feb. 2023: Ysera and Galewing guides added.
  • 27 Jan. 2023: Updated for patch 25.2.2.
  • 24 Jan. 2021: Greybough and Tickatus added to tier list.
  • 26 Dec. 2020: C'Thun, N'Zoth, Zephrys the Great, and Y'Shaarj added to the Tier list. Queen Wagtoggle, Nefarian, and Galakrond moved to the Inactive Hero Pool. Adjusted Tier list rating for Malygos, A.F.Kay, Illidan Stormrage, Shudderwock, The Great Akazamzarak, The Rat King, Maiev Shadowsong, Ysera, Edwin Vancleef, Alexstrasza, Patches the Pirate, Jandice Barov, Elise Starseeker, Rakanishu, Infinite Toki, George the Fallen.
  • 17 Nov. 2020: Silas Darkmoon added to tier list. Ratings adjusted for Queen Wagtoggle and Kael'thas Sunstrider.
  • 06 Nov. 2020: Tier list rating adjusted for Queen Wagtoggle, Captain Hooktusk, Rat King, Rakanishu, George, Ysera, and Galakrond.
  • 15 Oct. 2020: Tier list ratings adjusted for Ragnaros the Firelord, Captain Eudora, Lord Jaraxxus, Patches the Pirate, Tess Greymane, Forest Warden Omu, Al'Akir the Windlord, Sindragosa, The Lich King, and A. F. Kay. Bartendotron moved to inactive Hero list.
  • 29 Sep. 2020: Tier list updated to include all Heroes from the Elementals updates.
  • 18 Aug. 2020: Adjusted ratings for Captain Eudora, Yogg-Saron, Aranna Starseeker, Nefarian, Patchwerk, Fungalmancer Flurgl, Tess Greymane, Reno Jackson, The Lich King, Millificent Manastorm, and Malygos for the latest patch. Lady Vashj moved to the Inactive Hero List.
  • 30 Jul. 2020: Mr Bigglesworth added to Tier list. Adjusted tier rating of Brann Bronzebeard.
  • 14 Jul. 2020: Tess Greymane and Aranna Starseeker added to Tier List. King Mukla and Brann Bronzebeard readded to active Hero Pool. Adjusted tier ratings for Malygos, Illidan, Galakrond, Lord Jaraxxus, Millificent Manastorm, The Curator, Nefarian, Maiev Shadowsong, Nozdormu, Sir Finley Mrrglton, Elise Starseeker, Patches the Pirate, Captain Hooktusk, Captain Eudora, Skycap'n Kragg, Illidan Stormrage, and Lady Vashj.
  • 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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