Heroes of the Storm Master Tier List

Last updated on Apr 04, 2022 at 22:00 by Elitesparkle 13 comments

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

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Introduction

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 some Heroes.

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.

In order to match the drafting strategy recommended by experienced players (1 Tank, 1 Solo Laner, 1 Ranged Assassin, 1 Healer, and 1 flexible pick), 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).

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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.

Healer 1 Hero

Rehgar is currently a solid Healer who can provide a balanced mix of sustain and burst healing, with a fairly good scaling into the late game.

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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.

Blaze is a great Solo Laner thanks to his solid self-sustain and high waveclear and a questionable Tank because of the delay on his only engage tool: Jet Propulsion Icon Jet Propulsion.

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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.

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.

With the appropriate Build, E.T.C. can easily be played as Solo Laner on big Battlegrounds, where having a global is quite strong. By picking him before your actual Tank, you also make your draft more flexible and harder to predict.

The current best way to play Deathwing consists of having him in the 4-man as a Ranged Assassin. You can occasionally play him as Solo Laner or even Melee Assassin, if not countered.

If your team has enough tools to handle macro and/or the Battleground you are playing on does not require a lot of waveclear, you can play a secondary Healer (usually Uther) to be stronger in team fights.

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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.

Warning! Solo Laners in this Tier are extremely situational. They should not be picked unless you are sure to have a favorable match-up against a given Hero on a given Map, you are not exposed to ganks from the rest of their team (Genji comes to mind), and your team composition is made in a way to not suffer during team fights in the late game because of them, by having a durable Bruiser in the 4-man.

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Changelog

  • 04 Feb. 2022: Tier List updated.
  • 07 Dec. 2021: Tier List updated.
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  • 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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