Arena of Valor (AoV) - Arena of Valor Hero Tier List (Second Edition)

A rating list of the strength of heroes (characters) in Arena of Valor organized and separated by tier ranking with an explanation for their placement on the list.

Update 2/15/2018: Added TeeMee

List includes heroes (champions) from the Europe, North America, South America, and Southeast Asia (Malaysia/Philippines/Singapore) servers.

Arena of Valor Hero Tier List

Arena of Valor Tier List


Welcome to the second edition of the Samurai Gamers Arena of Valor Hero Tier List! This list is an attempt to rank heroes, referred to as champions in League of Legends, based on their effectiveness in all levels of ranked play. It is based off of our opinion, with weight given to high-level players’ opinions (including our recently signed team) and certain heroes’ ban, pick, and win rates in professional matches.

Keep in mind that heroes are judged on their own merits, and not as part of very specific team compositions – though being viable in multiple situations is a big plus. Therefore, the list should be considered based on heroes’ potential in solo-queue, without the need for heavy team cooperation or organization. That all said, we added an extra symbol to our legend to denote characters whose value changes dramatically in an organized team.

Changes From the First List

  • Added suggested roles for each hero – see explanation below
  • Added descriptions for each hero explaining their placement
  • Added Wonder Woman, Tulen, Xeniel, and Lindis
  • Added the # mark for heroes who place higher in organized or cooperative teams

It is our belief that nearly all of the heroes in Arena of Valor feel very strong – even the heroes at the bottom of this list are capable of wreaking havoc in the right hands. Credit Arena of Valor for creating a game in which the weakest heroes don’t exactly feel weak. However, the strongest heroes in the game are simply too versatile – too much mobility, too much damage, too much utility – for the bottom-tier heroes to keep up. Being powerful in one way isn’t enough: heroes in Arena of Valor need to be universally powerful in all facets of the game to be considered top-tier. So, without further ado, let’s get to the list.



All heroes can be strong or weak given a particular situation. We’ve done our best to rank them based on their average strength, but some heroes’ levels fluctuate wildly depending on their circumstances:

  • “+” denotes a hero whose rating is highly dependent on the player’s skill – more so than your typical hero. For instance, a capable Batman can practically win a game by himself (and thus belongs in Tier 1 or S), whereas a weak Batman can completely sink a team (and would belong to Tier 3 or 4).
  • “*” denotes a hero whose rating is dependent on how strong the opposition is. Well, in this case, how weak the opposition is. For example, Grakk is practically Tier 1 against opponents who do not dodge his Devil’s Chain. Against experienced opposition, however, he is mostly ineffective.
  • “#” denotes a hero who is much more effective in an organized or cooperative team setting. Though Mina can’t do much by herself, she is a terror if her team cooperates with her.


These are different from the roles delineated in the game; instead, they are the roles (1 being their primary role) that optimize the character’s functionality throughout a game of Arena of Valor.

  • Jungle – You’re the jungler. Go do jungly things.
  • DS Lane – Dark Slayer Lane. You’re good at solo-laning. Sit in the corner and soak those minion waves.
  • Roam – A nebulous term meaning you should be looking to make plays by invading, contesting objectives, or ganking with your team. Sometimes, though, you’re the one sitting behind a tower clearing waves 1v2 while your teammates have all the fun. In short: you’re not solo-laning.
  • Support – Characters who fare much better when travelling with a damage-dealing ally. These are technically all “roam” characters.
  • Damage – Follow up on your team’s initiation by bringing the heat. Otherwise, just poke. Position-wise, you roam or hide under the tower in the Abyssal Lane.
  • Mid – Solo-lane early game, roam when you’re sufficiently farmed up.

Tier S

Tier S is pretty self-explanatory – these heroes are the best of the best, and can carry games by themselves. The combination of superior damage, mobility, and/or utility for each character is what sets them apart.

Hero Role Description
Arena of Valor VioletViolet 1. Damage
2. Jungle
Violet has an exceptional range and damage potential that can’t be overlooked. Even with the recent buffs to all other marksmen, Violet continues to shine as the queen of the battlefield.
Arena of Valor MalochMaloch 1. DS Lane
2. Roam
Maloch packs both fantastic damage and survivability, making him a fearsome foe even when outnumbered. He can jump right into the enemy team and rough them up while soaking up damage for his team.
Arena of Valor MuradMurad Jungle This guy is bonkers. Murad’s mobility is obscene and his damage is nearly as impressive. Furthermore, he is untargetable as he casts his AoE ultimate. Child, please.
Arena of Valor RyomaRyoma 1. Roam
2. DS Lane
Ryoma is able to maintain significant levels of attack and mobility without sacrificing survivability. He is an extremely solid force both alone and in team fights. On top of this, his sultry baritone voice can cause even the most callous of hearts to flutter.
Arena of Valor LaurielLauriel 1. Mid
2. Roam
With extremely spammable abilities, Lauriel can burst down enemies while maintaining fantastic mobility. She is doubly terrifying when facing enemies who rely on skill shots. Good luck with that, chump.
Arena of Valor ZillZill 1. Jungle
2. Roam
A fantastic mage assassin, Zill is able to rush on top of enemy heroes with his ultimate and quickly burst them down. The blinks in his kit allow him to get close to his opponent before casting his ultimate, in which Zill in untargetable.

Tier 1

Heroes in Tier 1 are either superior in a specific role or are generally useful in a wide variety of situations, though they are not peerless like the heroes in Tier S.

Hero Role Description
arena of valor TeeMeeTeeMee
Added 2/15/2018
1. Support
2. Roam
3. Damage
Despite debuting on English-speaking servers just last week, TeeMee have already shown themselves to be extremely strong – the only question is whether they should already be in Tier S. With a game-changing ultimate, two different stuns, and one of the best passives in the game (not to mention the potential to build for crazy damage), TeeMee are forces to be reckoned with – even if we hate having to use plural form for the gassy brothers.
Arena of Valor BatmanBatman+ 1. Jungle
2. Roam
Batman has a very impressive early game and his stealth offers him a lot of ganking ability. While his damage falls off later in the game, his stealth can still offer a lot to teams as a form of scouting and surprise. A proficient player can quickly rack up kills to make up for his weaker late game, allowing him to act at S-tier levels.
Arena of Valor SupermanSuperman 1. DS Lane
2. Roam
Despite recently being nerfed, Superman is a very strong hero who excels at brawling and initiating team fights. His damage and utility make him a huge benefit to most teams.
Arena of Valor The JokerThe Joker 1. Mid
2. Roam
The Joker is a slippery hero who can deal large amounts of burst damage to enemy heroes. His damage and slippery mobility make him a solid pick as damage dealer.
Arena of Valor ArthurArthur 1. DS Lane
2. Roam
Arthur is able to not only fill several roles on the team – tank, deal damage, clear waves, hinder enemies – he excels at all of these roles.
Arena of Valor RazRaz+ 1. Mid
2. Roam
Those stupid fireballs. Raz is great at sticking to heroes and murdering them in cold blood. He continually harasses his foes with fireballs at virtually no cost, making laning against him a nightmare. His abilities are a bit unique in how they move Raz, and require a bit of practice to use effectively.
Arena of Valor AliceAlice 1. Support
2. Roam
A premiere support, Alice can be a huge part of her team by providing them with shields and stunning her enemies. While less noticable than others in their contribution to the team, Alice can lift her teammates up on her tiny shoulders to where they can crush their opponents.
Arena of Valor LU-BULu Bu 1. DS Lane
2. Jungle
Lu Bu is a powerful duelist able to flip fights that would otherwise be in his opponent’s favor. He is a solid pick for the dark slayer lane with pokes and control effects that allow him to regularly bully his opponents.
Arena of Valor ZephysZephys 1. Jungle
2. Roam
A jungler who is extremely capable at both jungling and ganking. Furthermore, he is surprisingly durable and great at dueling foes, adding a lot to both his team’s damage output and survivability.
Arena of Valor AiriAiri 1. Jungle
2. DS Lane
A cunning assassin, Airi possesses a heavy amount of mobility, some crowd control, and an ultimate that significantly buffs her as it deals damage. Airi’s ganking ability can give her team an early lead and will allow her to pick off squishy targets later in the match.
Arena of Valor ThaneThane 1. Support
2. Roam
Thane is a great support tank, able to deal out a lot of control effects and even some damage – his ult not requiring DPS items – as he soaks up damage for his team. He is a great initiating tank that can fit almost any team.
Arena of Valor TelannasTel’annas 1. Damage
2. Roam
Tel’annas is a scary marksman who can be nearly impossible to escape after being targeted by her. Her fantastic range allows her to harass heroes or even towers from an unmatched range and make her a great damage dealer.
Arena of Valor Wu KongWukong+ Jungle Wukong has fantastic ganking capabilities, each one of his abilities aiding his mobility and letting him approach and stick to enemies with ease. The monkey king excels at picking off enemies and roughing up squishies in team fights. His unique play style can make him difficult to master, however, and requires practice.
Arena of Valor ZukaZuka Jungle Similar to Wukong, Zuka has fantastic mobility which he can use to chase and stick to enemies. His kit allows him to gank starting from level 2, giving his team an extremely early lead.
Arena of Valor TulenTulen 1. Mid
2. Roam
With exceptional damage and mobility, we wavered on whether to put Tulen as S or 1. His risky play style can leave him vulnerable, but his damage and mobility can make him a terrifying opponent.
Arena of Valor XenielXeniel+ DS Lane Xeniel is an exceptional tank who is able to safely split push without worry of missing out on team fights. His shield makes him great at damaging enemies while mitigating damage sent his way. He requires a lot of situational awareness to use effectively, however, an eye needing to always be on his allies.
Arena of Valor OrmarrOrmarr 1. Support
2. Roam
A CC machine, Ormarr is amazing at disrupting the enemy team and setting them up for his allies to finish off. He has stuns, knock ups, and slows that can rip apart enemy teams, making him a very capable member of almost any team.

Tier 2

The heroes rated in this tier are still capable of carrying a game given the right situation, but certain flaws keep them from being in Tier 1.

Hero Role Description
Arena of Valor FennikFennik 1. Damage
2. Jungle
Fennik has the capability to deal out large amounts of burst damage, making him viable either in lane or in the jungle. He is a respectable choice for teams, able to pull his weight if the player is proactive in their farming.
Arena of Valor Wonder WomanWonder Woman 1. DS Lane
2. Roam
The iconic DC hero is a bruiser who is great at initiating on and roughing up the enemy team. Wonder Woman sports an excellent balance of offense and defense, making her a nice off tank in most line-ups.
Arena of Valor SlimzSlimz+ 1. Damage
2. Jungle
High mobility and a high-damage, stunning spear make Slimz excellent at ganking. In addition, he has some damage buffs that can allow him to tear down even the tankiest of enemies. He has a very high skill cap, however, particularly because making full use of Leap of Vitality requires great situational awareness.
Arena of Valor JinnarJinnar 1. Roam
2. DS Lane
Jinnar is a solid mage who can go toe to toe with enemies rather than hiding behind enemy lines. He is capable at pushing lanes and scuffling with heroes, making him a decent pick when the team needs a mage.
Arena of Valor NatalyaNatalya 1. Damage
2. Roam
Natalya has a lot of damage at her disposal, able to burst down enemies with her powerful skill combo. A situationally-aware Natalya can burst down an enemy team clumped up in the jungle, where many team fights take place.
Arena of Valor TaaraTaara* 1. DS Lane
2. Roam
Taara is a beefy tank who gains more attack damage the lower her health is. She is capable at sticking to foes and damaging them with her mighty hammer. Despite being a very capable tank, she can be easily countered if the opposition builds either Curse of Death or Tome of the Reaper.
Arena of Valor ChaugnarChaugnar+ 1. Support
2. Roam
A support tank capable of nullifying enemy control effects, Chaugnar can be a very valuable asset to his team. He can free his team from the opponents’ initiation or disables and allow them to fight freely as he throws out his own control abilities. Chaugnar is different than most tanks in that his ultimate requires precise timing and can be wasted if users aren’t careful.
Arena of Valor PaynaPeura/Payna 1. Support
2. Roam
Peura is a fantastic help to her team, healing and buffing her allies as she stuns and debuffs enemies. She can keep her ally in lane healed and her team alive in team fights, potentially snowballing games after won team fights. Peura’s ultimate can be shut down with CC, however, and she is completely reliant on allies to make any impact in the game.
Arena of Valor GildurGildur* 1. Damage
2. Roam
A durable mage, Gildur is great at harassing enemies and suppressing them in fights. He can poke entire teams when they group together and adds to his durability with each spell he casts. While he’s listed as a sub-tank, it is best to build him completely as a mage.
Arena of Valor NakrothNakroth+ Jungle Nakroth is an agile assassin who can move in and out of fights with ease. He possesses a heavy amount of burst damage and can quickly kill unsuspecting foes. He fell in rank because the meta is focusing recently on more durable junglers and Nakroth is not as able to contribute as much to the late game as other ganking heroes.
Arena of Valor Azzen'KaAzzen’Ka 1. Damage
2. Roam
Azzen’ka offers a lot of control to his team as well as a respectable amount of damage. Dust Devil allows him to poke at the backline via the frontline or minion wave, while Sand Punch and Sand Wraith in combination is a great counter-engage to opponents tired of all the poking.
Arena of Valor Kil'GrothKil’groth 1. DS Lane
2. Jungle
Able to quickly deal large amounts of damage with his basic attacks, Kil’Groth can be an extremely dangerous warrior to go up against. His damage is fantastic, even if he can have trouble sticking to his target.
Arena of Valor CreshtCresht 1. DS Lane
2. Support
Cresht is a supportive tank who excels at baby sitting his team’s carries by shielding them and peeling away enemies as they approach. His ultimate, while requiring a special resource to activate, is extremely powerful, modifying his abilities, boosting his attack, and giving him a powerful shield.
Arena of Valor astridAstrid 1. DS Lane
2. Roam
Astrid is a warrior who loves to bully her enemies in lane. She can shield herself from enemy attacks and gain immunity from damage as she dishes out her punishment.
Arena of Valor SkudSkud# 1. Support
2. Roam
A warrior who is able to sustain himself excellently in lane, Skud can be a great initiator and brawler for his team. Skud holds a lot of CC to corral his opponents before sending them to his team for slaughter. While able to contribute a lot to his team, Skud requires a lot of coordination with your allies to be effective.
Arena of Valor PreytaPreyta 1. Mid
2. Roam
Preyta can lay down immense amounts of damage with his suite of spells. He is great at harassing his enemies and pressuring his lane, able to shift into a terrifying battle-mage when he uses his ultimate.

Tier 3

Tier 3 is where heroes start to feel a bit deficient in one way or another. For example, though Diao Chan has extremely potent CC abilities, you’ll have a hard time landing them on the mobile heroes in Tier 1 or S.

Hero Role Description
Arena of Valor ButterflyButterfly+* Jungle One of the faces of Arena of Valor, Butterfly is a capable assassin who can jump from enemy to enemy, picking off each one. Butterfly can deal large amounts of damage while maintaining some survivability, but can have difficulty getting close enough to heroes and thereby requires some skill when approaching enemies. She is much stronger at lower ranks where people don’t know how to deal with her as well.
Arena of Valor YornYorn+ 1. Damage
2. Mid
Yorn can deal more damage than almost any other hero in the game, even able to solo the Dark Slayer later in the game. In addition, his ultimate can allow him to contribute to fights all around the map and to pick off heroes who have just managed to escape. That said, Yorn has very little way of controlling his enemies and no form of escape, making him very vulnerable in fights.
Arena of Valor MgangaMganga 1. Mid
2. DS Lane
Mganga is an interesting hero who both damages enemies and heals allies with his poison. While excellent at jungling for a mage, Mganga is extremely squishy if he focuses on building damage and can easily be ignored if he focuses on building survivability, making it difficult for him to find a good balance.
Arena of Valor MinaMina# 1. Support
2. Roam
A pure tank, Mina excels at controlling foes and absorbing their abuse. She is extremely dependent on her team, however, unable to finish fights she sets up on her own.
Arena of Valor LindisLindis+ 1. Damage
2. Jungle
Lindis is a marksman capable of large amounts of damage and map awareness through her kit. Her capabilities are a bit low in comparison to other marksmen, however, making her one of the weakest picks for a damage dealer. That said, should a player build up her damage properly, she can still tear through foes very quickly.
Arena of Valor KriknakKriknak+ 1. Jungle
2. Roam
Kriknak is an assassin who is able to move through the jungle extremely quickly and burst down targets. That said, his burst combo is weaker than other assassins and he needs to switch into playing as a bruiser to survive at all in the late game.
Arena of Valor GrakkGrakk* 1. Support
2. Roam
Able to yank enemies into his team, Grakk is a great initiator and able to suppress the entire enemy team with his ultimate. His ability in fights both relies on the player’s skill and how bad the enemies are, fully reliant on his hooks landing.
Arena of Valor IlumiaIlumia+ 1. Damage
2. Roam
Ilumia has one of the highest skill caps in the game, players needing understanding of how and when to use her abilities to maximize her potential. She fluctuates from Tier 1 to Tier 4 depending on the skill of her user.
Arena of Valor Diao ChanDiao Chan 1. Support
2. Roam
Diao Chan is a mage who can both set up fights for her allies and deal large amounts of damage with her abilities. These abilities can be very hard to hit, however, and have fairly small areas, making it difficult to use the mage effectively. Additionally, her voice lines are painful garbage, making the act of playing her a struggle in itself.
Arena of Valor ZANISZanis+ 1. Jungle
2. Roam
Zanis’ ability in fights is all over the place. A skilled player who knows what they are doing can rock the enemy team alone, while those who don’t keep up with leveling and ganking are near useless. His damage can be insane, but he lacks the utility of some other heroes in a similar role.
Arena of Valor ArduinArduin 1. DS Lane
2. Roam
Arduin can easily infiltrate enemy teams and rough them up with his giant axe. While he has the potential to either deal damage or soak up damage for his team, he will lack in whichever aspect he doesn’t focus on building and thereby suffer.
Arena of Valor KAHLIIKahlii 1. DS Lane
2. Roam
One of the best pushers in the game, Kahlii focuses on dealing damage from afar. Her piercing attacks allow her to easily harass foes while laning and her ultimate can destroy enemies who fall into its path. While we have come around some on the hero, some recent nerfs limit her effectiveness late game.
Arena of Valor KrixiKrixi 1. Damage
2. Roam
A mage who focuses on harassment, Krixi flits around the battle field whittling down enemies’ health. While able to deal insane amounts of damage, the pixie requires several items to buff up her strength and can be vulnerable when using her ultimate.
Arena of Valor MorenMoren 1. Damage
2. Jungle
Moren is a burly marksman who can duel with opponents that try and get close to him better than most others. He can keep up a steady stream on enhanced attacks and brush off enemy harassment. We had planned on moving Moren up to tier 2 this edition, however recent nerfs dropped him back down to tier 3 for now.

Tier 4

It’s possible for a skilled player to maintain a positive win percentage in ranked play with any of these characters. That said, they just don’t stack up to the heroes above them.

Hero Role Description
Arena of Valor VeeraVeera* 1. Damage
2. Roam
A burst mage with a strong combo, Veera can quickly kill enemies she approaches. She suffers from being easy to counter, however, her ult splitting to hit all nearby enemies and thereby lowering her finishing potential.
Arena of Valor ValheinValhein+* 1. Damage
2. RNG 2nd stun
Valhein’s potential for damage is much lower than other marksmen, he instead relying on being able to kite and chase opponents. His stun is his main strength, made even stronger by the chance to chain in a second stun via his RNG based passive. Valhein also rates high on the list of heroes with annoying voice work.
Arena of Valor AleisterAleister 1. Support
2. Roam
Packing several strong control abilities, Aleister can completely shut down enemy heroes. He lacks mobility, however, making him very weak to enemies who close the distance. Furthermore, he can be completely shut down by enemies who have ways to break from control abilities.
Arena of Valor LumburrLumburr 1. Support
2. Roam
Lumburr is a tank who specializes in babysitting his teammates and initiating for his team. He has some good control abilities, but isn’t as good at soaking up damage or stopping enemies as most other tanks in the game.
Arena of Valor OMEGAOmega DS Lane Omega is a tank who can quickly rip down towers with his abilities. That said, his gap closer is rather weak and can make it difficult for him to protect his team.
Arena of Valor ToroToro 1. Support
2. Roam
Toro would be a nice initiator in theory, but doesn’t offer enough to the team to be a better choice than any of the other tanks. His kit can be a bit awkward, as his ultimate is his main way to contribute to fighting.
Arena of Valor IgnisIgnis 1. Damageless
2. Roam
Ignis is a damage mage who keeps getting his damage nerfed into insignificance. He has fallen from a nuker to a harass mage, having to lay a consistent barrage of spells on enemies to make an impact in fights.

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  1. Nakroth deserve some better. As underpowered as some people may rate him, he could still be very powerful. With the right builds, he would shred through some tanks and escape several impossible situations. The tank meta wouldn’t affect Nakroth. I build Nakroth as a tank and he became unkilkable. Really, the rating of Nakroth fluctuates with build, meta, and skill but Nakroth shouldn’t be a tier two.

  2. Hmm interesting as I’m still a new player. But I’m wondering why so many people are bashing Ignis..

    I’ve been playing Ignis as my first character for about 6months now and I must say I’m useless against some heroes (mainly the ones in the Tier S, Murad/Violet/Lauriel being the most harmful) BUT, I’m very competitive against tons of other heroes.

    I’ve been changing my stuff to see what’s the most effective and the best I’ve been using is, by far :
    [Virtue’s Necklace] > [Enchanted Kicks] > [Rhea’s Blessing] > [Frosty’s Revenge] > [Hecate’s Diadem] > [Staff of Nuul]
    With that being said, I’m gonna change my runes to try more Magic Pierce as it seems far more effective than just following the game recommendations.

    The fact that we’re one of the only Harass also helps as you can over push and low ennemies lives while your tanks/teammates just wait for them to step out tower’s protection to kill them.

    Again, might not be the best but we don’t deserve so much bashing (“damageless”).

    (Note that I’m doing more 3v3 than 5v5)

    • Ignis can be alright but requires a lot more work at contributing to fights than many other mages in the game. His ultimate seems like it is supposed to be a massive, piercing nuke, but can generally be shrugged off or avoided by most teams. It can work as a bit of area denial and help control the enemy team in fights, but this isn’t the best trade-off to the damage he lacks. Mages like Krixi or Natalya can harass much better with shots that pierce through enemies and deliver higher amounts of damage. Krixi does so while also benefitting from speed buffs similar to Ignis, while Natalya can transition into a pure nuker later game. This isn’t to mention the more popular, stronger mages of Tulen, Raz, and Lauriel.

      That said, a hero being lower in tier does not necessarily mean that they are useless or should never be played, especially when learning the game. These rankings don’t count for as much when you are just starting out. As for your build, it does look pretty good! I personally would put Rhea’s Blessing into slot five, bumping forward both Frosty’s Revenge and Hecate’s Diadem. Frosty’s Revenge will be a big help on Ignis as he can continually throw out spells and thereby keep his opponents under a continual slow. Hecate’s Diadem does more overall to your AP levels than practically any other item, as well. With the amount of spell penetration that Enchanted Kicks and Hecate’s offer, I would keep an eye on the enemy team’s build late game. If they have lots of magic defense, Staff of Nuul is great. If not, then Holy of Holies might be a good alternative, as that will give you a whopping 450 AP (400 base and 50 point bonus from Hecate’s Diadem) and 1000 health. I also find that Boomstick goes well with his fireball skill. It’s not flashy but offers a lot of AP and the explosion effect is rather large as well.

      Edit: Also, our tier list is made with the standard five on five mode in mind. The three on three map allows for a lot of heroes to be much stronger than they would be on the five on five map. Kahlii is another good example of a hero who gets a lot more strength on the smaller map.

  3. I have to say Peura has some offensive capacity not just support. I have had a decent match running a damage build similar to Alister pierce ability etc. Maxed her second skill and ulti keeping healing up as it was forced till the end. She got a lot of assists, kills, and over 200k heals. Mvp I think.

    • She is much more capable than the usual heal-focused support I am used to seeing in games. I have been forced to go solo in lanes with her several times and been able to at least hold the line well enough. Those birds can be really annoying to deal with.

    • He seems to be very strong, though not all players are having the best of luck with him. Perhaps more importantly, he’s consistently picked in Taiwanese pro tournaments (and their picks generally come from heroes in Tier S and 1 on our list), which means he’ll likely wind up pretty high once we’re ready to properly rate him (around next week).

    • In 1v1 omen is amazing. His ultimate has 5 second lock down to one spot. Catch someone in your tower and they can’t run. Pull is short ranged but fast cool down. All around buff second skill.

  4. Maybe you need to start watching the tournaments in Taiwan (like GSC) to get a better judgment on hero tier list.

    I dont meant to disrespect or anything. But EU server skill level are nowhere near Taiwan.
    Dont make judgment based on EU server.

    As for SEA server. I guess it will be more or less the same with Indonesia server (where I originaly play from).
    Diamond in SEA = gold in Taiwan server 1

    • We keep tabs on every server and every tournament played, so information from all sources influences our list – even people in silver complaining about Grakk being OP on Reddit. Keep in mind, we mention in the second paragraph that this is mostly for solo-queue, as the majority of players aren’t part of a team that plays or practices together regularly.

      To base a tier list that is meant for all players solely on the meta of the best players in the world playing in an organized environment would be silly. Not to mention that the additional heroes they have color the meta in such a way that certain heroes are made viable (and unviable), influences that are irrelevant on the other servers.

      By the way, it’s GCS, not GSC.

  5. Who in the heck made this tier list?? Chaugnar, Wonder Woman and Slimz as tier 2? Arthur as TIER 1!? Are you joking?

    Wonder Woman was recently valued as S tier in the high elo of Asian servers, Slimz has always been right under Violet in terms of “best marksman” because of his ability to stun for so long, and Chaugnar is one of the more banned heroes (especially in NA) due to his ability TO CANCEL OUT CC AND DEAL HIGH DAMAGE. He’s not a pure tank, he’s a semi-offensive support tank.

    I’m not even going to say anything about Arthur being in tier 1. You guys know what you did. I have no need to explain what’s wrong there.

    • We agree with some of your assessments, though most of what you say was untrue when we last updated the list. We’re still holding off on making a new list for another week or two, as the meta for certain servers are still in flux. That said, we’ll take your remarks into consideration when we research heroes’ play/ban/win rate in tournaments (though this is mostly a list for solo-queue).

  6. Hi, Can I ask where should Liliana the Nine-tailed Fox be placed? I was sure she was a hero of AOV as I have seen it in youtube, I’m planning to buy her upon release. Thanks! 🙂

    • Unfortunately, we haven’t had a chance to try her out. When she gets released to Europe, the Americas, or SEA (Singapore/Malaysia/Philippines), we’ll add her to the list!

  7. I just a few questions:

    1. The hell is your problem with Diao Chan’s voice lines?
    2. Must we fight constantly?
    3. Can’t we have some tea?
    4. Your friends are all under my spell, so why aren’t you giving up?


    • 1. They’re fine if you like a constant barrage of half-hearted statements that mostly boil down to “I’m pretty.”
      2. Come at me, brah
      3. I would love some, thanks
      4. I am immune, as my salt flows to the ends of the earth