Skulz's Competitive Hero Tier List December 2017

Skulz's Competitive Hero Tier List December 2017

The Heroes of the Storm Competitive Hero Tier List for December is ready. It is based on objective data: the drafts in pro games of the previous 30 days.

All heroes are ordered in five tiers based on their draft rate. The tiers are viewed as clusters of data, and each hero is placed in the one they are closer the most. For example, Valla in tier 2 is closer to Abathur and Tassadar than she is to Uther and Muradin.

The tier list is based on picks and bans in pro games during the past 30 days. The performance of a certain hero in pub matches is not a reliable source for this list.

The win rate has no effect on the tiers, but is included for further info. For example, Genji is the second most drafted of the month, and at the same time has an amazing 71% win rate.

No personal opinions. Every month, we will see which heroes raised or declined in rank solely through the statistics.

All tables are responsive and sortable. All tables are responsive and sortable. If you are using a phone, turn it sideways for a full view. Otherwise, zoom in or click the grey area of each table to swipe and sort them.

Tier 1

Hero Name P+B P+B% Picks Picks % Bans Bans % Win %
Greymane 49 86% 46 81% 3 5% 50%
Genji 49 86% 21 37% 28 49% 71%
E.T.C. 47 82% 23 40% 24 42% 52%
Lucio 47 82% 43 75% 4 7% 51%

Tier 2

Hero Name P+B P+B% Picks Picks % Bans Bans % Win %
Arthas 43 75% 39 68% 4 7% 56%
Dehaka 42 74% 38 67% 4 7% 45%
Kharazim 41 72% 37 65% 4 7% 51%
Rehgar 39 68% 34 60% 5 9% 41%
Tassadar 36 63% 9 16% 27 47% 33%
Abathur 35 61% 13 23% 22 39% 31%
Valla 33 58% 23 40% 10 18% 48%

Tier 3

Hero Name P+B P+B% Picks Picks % Bans Bans % Win %
Uther 26 46% 18 32% 8 14% 56%
Muradin 26 46% 25 44% 1 2% 48%
Tyrael 25 44% 23 40% 2 4% 61%
Anub'arak 25 44% 14 25% 11 19% 50%
Li-Ming 24 42% 20 35% 4 7% 55%

Generally, tier 4 and 5 heroes are situational. They can be useful when employed to counter a specific draft or create combos with other heroes. Remember: in a competitive environment, not all heroes can adapt to any game, but they still have a niche.

Tier 4

Hero Name P+B P+B% Picks Picks % Bans Bans % Win %
Falstad 16 28% 11 19% 5 9% 55%
Cassia 15 26% 11 19% 4 7% 64%
Sonya 13 23% 10 18% 3 5% 60%
Gul'dan 13 23% 9 16% 5 7% 56%
Artanis 12 21% 1 2% 11 19% -
Junkrat 11 19% 9 16% 2 4% 22%
Garrosh 10 18% 6 11% 4 7% 67%
Zeratul 10 18% 7 12% 3 5% 29%
Brightwing 9 16% 5 9% 4 7% 80%
Tracer 9 16% 5 9% 4 7% 20%

Tier 5

Hero Name P+B P+B% Picks Picks % Bans Bans % Win %
Illidan 6 11% 4 7% 2 4% 75%
Auriel 6 11% 4 7% 2 4% 75%
Ana 6 11% 3 5% 3 5% -
Stitches 6 11% 5 9% 1 2% 80%
Stukov 6 11% 5 9% 1 2% 20%
Leoric 6 11% 5 9% 1 2% -
Chromie 5 9% 5 9% - - 80%
D.Va 5 9% 2 4% 3 5% -
Ragnaros 5 9% 4 7% 1 2% 25%
Malfurion 5 9% 4 7% 1 2% 100%
Malthael 4 7% 2 4% 2 4% -
Medivh 4 7% 3 5% 1 2% -
Lt. Morales 4 7% 3 5% 1 2% -
Johanna 3 5% 2 4% 1 2% -
Jaina 3 5% 3 5% - - -
Zarya 3 5% 3 5% - - -
Kael'thas 2 4% 2 4% - - -
Sgt. Hammer 2 4% 2 4% - - -
Diablo 2 4% 2 4% - - -
Samuro 2 4% 1 2% 1 2% -
Alexstrasza 1 2% 1 2% - - -
Nazeebo 1 2% 1 2% - - -
Gall 1 2% - - 1 2% -
Varian 1 2% 1 2% - - -
Zul'Jin 1 2% - - - - -
Raynor 1 2% - - 1 2% -
Alarak 1 2% 1 2% - - -
The Butcher 1 2% 1 2% - - -

Any hero not in this list has not been picked or banned.

Please note that a tiny amount of data is missing. For example, I couldn't identify the win rate of various heroes with just a few picks, and if Zul'Jin has been picked or banned.

 

Header image and hero icons: Blizzard - Statistics: GosuGamers

Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on @SkulzDota.