Heroes of the Storm Blackheart's Bay Tier List

Last updated on Jun 03, 2024 at 19:09 by Elitesparkle 34 comments

The goal of this Tier List is to inform all kind of players regarding how strong Heroes are in the current metagame on Blackheart's Bay.

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The goal of this Tier List is to inform players regarding how strong Heroes are in the current metagame on Blackheart's Bay.

Blackheart's Bay is a 3-lane Map with 1 Boss Camp, 3 Bruiser Camps, and 2 Siege Camps. You can double soak middle and top lanes because they are close to each other and you can get value from global Heroes because the Map is big. Mercenary Camps give Coins for the Objective and can be used to force the enemy team to split before trying to pay for the Objective, so Heroes who are good at clearing Mercenary Camps are extremely valuable here.

Heroes that do better on this Map compared to their overall ranking have an upward pointing arrow and name in green whereas Heroes that do worse on this Map compared to their overall ranking have a downward pointing arrow and name in red. You can see their overall ranking in our General Tier List.

In order to better represent what kind of Heroes are needed in a solid team composition, we list Offlaners (unofficial Role which includes Heroes from various official Roles) instead of Bruisers.

If a given Hero can be played in multiple Roles (for example Tank and Offlaner), we mention them multiple times because each of their Roles may belong to a different tier.

Heroes that are generally worth banning at the beginning of the draft have been marked with a red border and a BAN label, however, in some circumstances it may be better to ban other Heroes instead, either to target-ban a player and/or to remove a counter to Heroes your team will pick.


Tier S

In this tier you can find overpowered Heroes that will do great in most games.

Tank 1 Hero
Offlaner 1 Hero
Ranged Assassin 1 Hero
Healer 1 Hero

Hogger is a well-rounded Bruiser who can clear Minions and Mercenaries efficiently and dish out a solid amount of damage against Heroes during team fights, especially in the late game.

Johanna is not only the most durable Tank in the whole game but she can also provide a good amount of crowd control to disrupt enemy plans and help her teammates in team fights.

Rehgar is currently a solid Healer who can provide a balanced mix of sustain and burst healing, with the ability to quickly clear Minions and Mercenaries.

Valla is a formidable Ranged Assassin who can deal an insane amount of damage to anyone, including Tanks. Due to her low durability, she loves to be paired with Supports or to have a second Healer.


Tier A

In this tier you can find strong Heroes that will perform well in a lot of games.

Tank 1 Hero
Melee Assassin 2 Heroes
Ranged Assassin 1 Hero
Healer 1 Hero

Even though she does not have self-sustain, Johanna has enough waveclear to be played as Offlaner on bigger Maps, where the offlane matchup is not that important.

At the cost of being not that strong in team fights, Samuro has one of the best kits for playing macro (self-sustain, good waveclear, escape tools).


Tier B

In this tier you can find good Heroes that will generally be fine but not that strong.

Arthas can be played as Offlaner against melee Heroes who rely on Basic Attacks and cannot deal with Frozen Tempest Icon Frozen Tempest because they lack mobility tools to disengage whenever they want.

Thanks to his high waveclear and decent mobility, Rehgar can also be played as Offlaner. When appropriate, he can also capture Mercenaries with ease, but that also applies when being played as Healer.

Thrall is not a great Offlaner because he does not have a lot of waveclear, however, he can do fine on Maps where that is not a big weakness (notably Battlefield of Eternity).


Tier C

In this tier you can find situational Heroes that will only do well in some circumstances.

Uther can be drafted as Tank to enable a powerful Melee Assassin (for example Kerrigan) or Ranged Assassin (notably Valla) to deal more damage.


Tier D

In this tier you can find weak Heroes that will do poorly in most games.

E.T.C. can be played as Offlaner by picking Stage Dive Icon Stage Dive and using it to join allied Heroes after taking care of a side lane. This strategy is particularly good on big Maps, where global Heroes are valuable.

Important! Ranged Assassins should be picked as Offlaner only when you have a favorable matchup in lane, you are not exposed to ganks (for example Genji), and your team composition has a solid and powerful Bruiser (such as Yrel) or a durable and high-damage Melee Assassin (for example Thrall) the 4-man to help with vision, flanks, and peeling in team fights.



  • 03 Jun. 2024: Tier List updated.
  • 01 Feb. 2024: Tier List reworked.
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