Heroes of the Storm Master Tier List

Last updated on Dec 07, 2020 at 12:00 by Elitesparkle 7 comments

The goal of this Tier List is to inform players around Master League regarding how strong and popular Heroes are in the current metagame.

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The goal of this Tier List is to inform players around Master League—so from Diamond to Grand Master—regarding how strong and popular Heroes are in the current metagame.

Heroes that are worth banning at the beginning of the draft have been marked with a red label. You can also find a brief explanation about that right below them.

If a given Hero can be played in multiple Roles (for example Blaze can be played as either Tank or Solo Laner), we mention them multiple times because each of their Roles belongs to a different Tier.

To better match high-level drafting, instead of using the in-game Bruiser category, we added a Solo Laner category that includes a few Heroes from other Roles as well (such as Samuro and The Lost Vikings).


Strong (Tier S)

In this Tier we have a list of strong Heroes that should either be picked before the enemy team does or banned at the beginning of the draft.

Solo Laner 2 Heroes
Ranged Assassin 2 Heroes

Especially on Maps where double soaking is a common strategy, D.Va is a solid Solo Laner with good damage output and high survivability.

Gazlowe is a powerful Solo Laner, especially on Battlegrounds that feature a Capture Point (such as Braxis Holdout). You can also play him as Melee Assassin in the 4-man instead.

Cassia can dish out a huge amount of damage when played correctly, making her a scary Hero for team compositions who lack crowd control to shut down her Trait.

Chromie can poke enemy Heroes indefinitely from high distance, forcing them to dive aggressively. In addition to that, she also has access to powerful zoning tools.


Good (Tier 1)

In this Tier we have a list of good Heroes that perform really well in most scenarios but can struggle a little when countered by the enemy team.

When played correctly, Diablo has insane survivability that allows him to wreak havoc with crowd control effects while also having a respectable damage output to pressure the enemy backline on his own.

E.T.C. has a powerful kit that allows him to have a favorable matchup against most Tanks—only Johanna can counter him—and annoy many Heroes from other Roles as well. A well-timed Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit can steal a win even against team compositions that have multiple interrupts at their disposal.

Garrosh is annoying to play against for many Heroes, therefore we suggest to consider banning him when your team has Heroes that cannot play around Wrecking Ball Icon Wrecking Ball with ease and/or that cannot poke him from the distance (such as Hanzo).

While Imperius is not that good at solo laning, he is a powerful Tank when the player has good aim with Celestial Charge Icon Celestial Charge and the enemy team does not have ways to interrupt it with ease.

Hogger is great at clearing Mercenary Camps and, when built and played properly, can be a force to be reckoned with during team fights as well, especially on Battlegrounds with narrow areas near the Objective (such as Infernal Shrines).

In the hand of an experienced player, The Lost Vikings can soak up to 3 lanes while their team is either ganking or pushing. If you know that an enemy player plays The Lost Vikings well and you are playing on a 3-lane Battleground, consider banning them.

Even if labeled as Tank in-game, we find Cho to be a solid Melee Assassin for your team as he can dish out a solid amount of damage but cannot really engage and/or peel for his team. Draft him alongside a Tank, a solo laner, and a Healer for maximum value. Do not hesitate to ban either Cho or Gall when you expect them to be picked by the enemy team because, after the recent buffs, they are scary to play against and not that easy to counter.

Abathur is a powerful Hero on big Battlegrounds (for example Sky Temple) and with a good target for Symbiote Icon Symbiote (for example Greymane).

Ana confirms to be a powerful Healer when combined with a Hero who can benefit from her Nano Boost Icon Nano Boost during team fights (usually a Mage), especially if you factor in her scary healing reduction via Biotic Grenade Icon Biotic Grenade and her solid damage output thanks to Night Terrors Icon Night Terrors at Level 7.


Decent (Tier 2)

In this Tier we have a list of decent Heroes whose performance heavily depends on the situation they are in, therefore you should think twice before picking them.


Mediocre (Tier 3)

In this Tier we have a list of mediocre Heroes that are usually not worth playing, unless the enemy team does not have anything that counters them and/or you have a lot of experience with them.



  • 07 Dec. 2020: Hogger added.
  • 30 Oct. 2020: Tier List updated.
  • 17 Oct. 2020: Tier List updated.
  • 01 Oct. 2020: Introduction added.
  • 29 Sep. 2020: Tier List updated.
  • 22 Sep. 2020: Roles reworked to better match high-level drafting.
    • Bruiser removed.
    • Solo Laner added.
    • Heroes moved accordingly.
  • 21 Sep. 2020: Tier List updated.
  • 01 Sep. 2020: Tier List updated.
  • 29 Aug. 2020: Tier List created.
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