G2.Kinguin’s Heroes of the Storm player Piotr “Nicker” Muzolf has come up with the newest version of his tier list, which has become quite popular in the scene in recent months. Since the last tier list was released, in mid-July, three new heroes have seen the light of day – Leoric, Kharazim and Rexxar. The Skeleton King had a 100% presence at the recent North American Championship, so he is definitely one hero that should not be taken lightly. On the other hand, neither the monk nor Misha’s owner have been able to stand their ground in competitive play just yet.
As as a result of the meta changes, some heroes, like Illidan, Arthas and Raynor, have moved up a few tiers, so you might want to give them a try the next time you play!
Please keep in mind that the following list is based on high-level European Hero League and tournament matches and that it assumes equal player skill level. Below is a brief explanation on what each tier means:
- Tier 1 – Best heroes in their respectively roles. Picked or banned in almost every game. You can base your game around them and they fit almost every hero composition.
- Tier 2 – Very good choices if Tier 1 heroes are not available. Their worth may depend a little bit on your team’s hero composition, but they are still valuable picks.
- Tier 3 – Heroes that are rarely picked. They can be useful in specific hero compositions and can replace heroes that are ranked higher on the list, but they need higher skill and/or knowledge than usual.
- Tier 4 – Most likely not very useful heroes in the current meta.