Heroes of the Storm Map-based Tier Lists

Last updated on Dec 13, 2021 at 17:00 by Elitesparkle 25 comments

The goal of the Map-based Tier Lists is to inform players regarding how strong and popular Heroes are on each Battleground.

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Introduction

Heroes of the Storm features a huge amount of Battleground, each of them having a slightly different metagame, even if the overall metagame is approximately the same. To learn how to choose which Hero to play in the current metagame based on the Map you are playing on, take a look at our Map-based Tier Lists linked below.

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Alterac Pass Tier List

Alterac Pass is a 3-lane Battleground with 2 Boss Camps, and 1 Siege Camp. You can double-soak just fine and being global is useful. Heroes who can poke through impassable terrain can be quite annoying for the enemy team when the Objective is on your side and your middle Fort is still up.

Check our Alterac Pass Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Alterac Pass Tier List
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Battlefield of Eternity Tier List

Battlefield of Eternity is a 2-lane Battleground with no Boss Camps, 2 Bruiser Camps, and 2 Siege Camps. You cannot double-soak and being global is rarely useful. Considering that the Objective is the equivalent of a Boss, damage against Monsters can be quite useful here, especially if coming from a ranged Hero.

Check our Battlefield of Eternity Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Battlefield of Eternity Tier List
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Blackheart's Bay Tier List

Blackheart's Bay is a 3-lane Battleground 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 Battleground 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.

Check our Blackheart's Bay Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Blackheart's Bay Tier List
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Braxis Holdout Tier List

Braxis Holdout is a 2-lane Battleground with 1 Boss Camp, 2 Bruiser Camps, and 2 Siege Camps. You cannot double-soak and being global can be useful for ganks. Due to the nature of the Objective, it is quite important to have a sutain Healer rather than a burst one. A solid Solo Laner who is hard to gank helps too. Avoid late game Heroes. Mercenary Camps are not a priority here, but they can still be useful.

Check our Braxis Holdout Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Braxis Holdout Tier List
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Cursed Hollow Tier List

Cursed Hollow is a 3-lane Battleground with 2 Boss Camps, 2 Bruiser Camps, and 2 Siege Camps. You cannot double-soak and being global is strong. Heroes who can poke to stall the Objective are quite good here. Keep in mind that the Objective is basically split in multiple pieces, each having only 1/3 of the total value, so you can decide to skip some of them in order to get value somewhere else by sieging enemy Structures. Make sure to have some Heroes who can take care of Mercenary Camps.

Check our Cursed Hollow Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Cursed Hollow Tier List
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Dragon Shire Tier List

Dragon Shire is a 3-lane Battleground with no Boss Camps, 3 Bruiser Camps, and 2 Siege Camps. Although it is not the preferred strategy, you can double-soak just fine and being global is strong. In addition to a solid Solo Laner for the top lane, you will also need a reliable anchor to control the Objective in the bottom lane. Being able to roam as 3-man to gank enemy Heroes in any lane is a scary strategy for the enemy team. Make sure to have some Heroes who can take care of Mercenary Camps.

Check our Dragon Shire Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Dragon Shire Tier List
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Garden of Terror Tier List

Garden of Terror is a 3-lane Battleground with no Boss Camps, 2 Bruiser Camps, and 4 Siege Camps. You cannot double-soak and being global is strong. Heroes who can poke to stall the Objective are quite good here. Keep in mind that the Objective is basically split in multiple pieces, each having only 1/3 of the total value, so you can decide to skip some of them in order to get value somewhere else by sieging enemy Structures. Make sure to have some Heroes who can take care of Mercenary Camps.

Check our Garden of Terror Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Garden of Terror Tier List
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Hanamura Temple Tier List

Hanamura Temple is a 2-lane Battleground with no Boss Camps, 2 Sentinel Camps, 2 Fortification Camps, and 2 Recon Camps. You cannot double-soak and being global is not that useful. Be aware that the Objective is not that strong, thus your main focus should be the Sentinel Camp followed by the Fortification Camp. As a consequence, you will need Heroes who are relatively good at capturing Mercenary Camps. Avoid picking Heroes who rely on impassable terrain to get value from their Abilities.

Check our Hanamura Temple Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there and our Hanamura Temple Map Guide to learn more about its strategy.

Hanamura Temple Tier List
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Infernal Shrines Tier List

Infernal Shrines is a 3-lane Battleground with no Boss Camps, 2 Bruiser Camps, and 3 Siege Camps. You can easily double-soak and being global can be useful sometimes. You may want to pick Heroes who can easily clear the Objective, otherwise just make sure to kill enemy Heroes before they can secure it. Make sure to have some Heroes who can take care of Mercenary Camps.

Check our Infernal Shrines Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Infernal Shrines Tier List
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Sky Temple Tier List

Sky Temple is a 3-lane Battleground with 1 Boss Camp, 2 Bruiser Camps, and 2 Siege Camps. You cannot double soak and being global is strong. Any point of damage to Structures is valuable here because the Objective does a lot of damage to them and, in the late game, the team with Structures advantage can play around it to keep and further increase the lead. Make sure to have some Heroes who can take care of Mercenary Camps.

Check our Sky Temple Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Sky Temple Tier List
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Tomb of the Spider Queen Tier List

Tomb of the Spider Queen is a 3-lane Battleground with 1 Boss Camp, 2 Bruiser Camps, and 1 Siege Camp. The standard strategy here is to rotate between middle and top lane as 4-man, therefore you will not need to pick Heroes who can double soak. Instead, pick a Solo Laner who can safely clear enemy Minions and collect Gems, preferably with a good amount of waveclear because it extremely valuable for any Hero on any Role here. Mercenary Camps are not a priority here, but they can still be useful.

Check our Tomb of the Spider Queen Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Tomb of the Spider Queen Tier List
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Towers of Doom Tier List

Towers of Doom is a 3-lane Battleground with 1 Boss Camp, and 3 Sapper Camps. You can double soak middle and top lanes because they are relatively close to each other and you can get value from global Heroes because the Battleground is big. Heroes who can poke to stall the Objective are quite good here. You can decide to give up part of the Objective to instead take down some Heroes and/or some Structures. Mercenary Camps are easy to capture as a team, so you will not really need dedicated Heroes.

Check our Towers of Doom Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Towers of Doom Tier List
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Volskaya Foundry Tier List

Volskaya Foundry is a 3-lane Battleground with no Boss Camps, 1 Sentinel Camp, 2 Fortification Camps, and 2 Siege Camps. Considering that the Objective takes a while to be secured, you will need Heroes who can shine in prolonged team fights, in particular sustain Healers. Mercenary Camps should be captured as much as possible, so make sure to have at least a Hero who can deal decent damage to them. Heroes who can dive are quite strong to punish the team who won the Objective by aggressively engaging who is not piloting it.

Check our Volskaya Foundry Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there.

Volskaya Foundry Tier List
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Warhead Junction Tier List

Warhead Junction is a 3-lane Battleground with 1 Boss Camp, 2 Bruiser Camps, and 2 Siege Camps. You cannot double-soak and being global is strong. Each team should try to secure at least half of the Objective and then try to destroy enemy Structures with it, prioritizing top lane because the Boss Camp is there. Make sure to have some Heroes who can take care of Mercenary Camps.

Check our Warhead Junction Tier List to see who are the best and worst Heroes to play there and our Warhead Junction Map Guide to learn more about its strategy.

Warhead Junction Tier List
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Changelog

  • 13 Dec. 2021: Tier Lists updated.
  • 04 Sep. 2021: Page created.
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