Nicker’s updated Heroes of the Storm tier list – Kael’thas patch

Welcome to the newest edition of Piotr “Nicker” Muzolf’s Heroes of the Storm tier list, which includes the new hero, Kael’thas.

Today marks the beginning of a new era in Heroes of the Storm as the game is finally in open beta. This means that HotS is now available for everyone to play and will remain so until the game is released, on June 2nd.

To celebrate this important landmark, our HotS player Piotr “Nicker” Muzolf has released the newest version of his highly-popular tier list, reflecting the most recent buffs and nerfs and including the new hero, Kael’thas Sunstrider, which has become a regular pick among top teams thanks to abilities such as Flamestrike and Gravity Lapse.

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.

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