Skulz's HotS Competitive Hero Tier List July 2018

Skulz's HotS Competitive Hero Tier List July 2018

The Heroes of the Storm Competitive Hero Tier List for July 2018 includes a total of 431 games. All heroes are split in groups based on their popularity in pro games.

  • All the 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.

  • The tier list is based on picks and bans in pro games during the month. 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. The popularity displayed in the tables depends only on picks and bans.

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

The list is based on the data available on Master League. There are several resources on the HotS competitive scene, but I believe they are the best one.

Utilizing their match history, I gathered the replays of all professional games played during the month, and parsed them using Stats of the Storm.

This tier list includes data from 431 games played from July 1st to 25th. A few matches from HGC Korea - Phase 2 are missing because I couldn't retrieve the replays:

  • Ballistix vs Team Feliz

  • GLuck vs Supernova

  • Team BlossoM vs Supernova

  • Gen.G vs Miracle

  • Tempest vs Gen.G

  • Team BlossoM vs GLuck

Past Tier List: June 2018

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 Popularity Picks Bans Ban% Win Win%
Genji 96.8% 100 317 73.5% 47 47%
Malfurion 88.2% 313 67 15.5% 171 54.6%
Fenix 72.4% 258 54 12.5% 127 49.2%
Muradin 69.1% 268 30 7.0% 137 51.1%
Hanzo 67.7% 226 66 15.3% 123 54.4%
Yrel 67.5% 222 69 16.0% 127 57.2%
Deckard 66.8% 211 77 17.9% 113 53.6%
Blaze 60.6% 201 60 13.9% 97 48.3%
 

Win rate by map

Tier 2

 
Hero Name Popularity Picks Bans Ban% Win Win%
Tracer 52.9% 78 150 34.8% 48 61.5%
Johanna 52.0% 171 53 12.3% 82 48.0%
Diablo 50.3% 134 83 19.3% 73 54.5%
Jaina 44.1% 136 54 12.5% 75 55.1%
Dehaka 44.1% 146 44 10.2% 62 42.5%
Garrosh 38.7% 102 65 15.1% 48 47.1%
 

Tier 3

 
Hero Name Popularity Picks Bans Ban% Win Win%
Maiev 34.3% 56 92 21.3% 27 48.2%
Sgt. Hammer 32.5% 55 85 19.7% 28 50.9%
Li-Ming 30.9% 120 13 3.0% 59 49.2%
Abathur 30.6% 28 104 24.1% 12 42.9%
Greymane 29.7% 117 11 2.6% 45 38.5%
Thrall 27.1% 100 17 3.9% 60 60.0%
Kharazim 24.4% 87 18 4.2% 40 46.0%
Alexstrasza 23.7% 78 24 5.6% 38 48.7%
Tassadar 23.0% 61 38 8.8% 32 52.5%
Falstad 22.5% 80 17 3.9% 41 51.3%
Zeratul 21.6% 56 37 8.6% 23 41.1%
Chromie 21.1% 51 40 9.3% 24 47.1%
E.T.C. 20.9% 76 14 3.2% 35 46.1%
 

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 Popularity Picks Bans Ban% Win Win%
Rehgar 18.6% 71 9 2.1% 36 50.7%
Malthael 18.6% 54 26 6.0% 23 42.6%
Raynor 16.5% 38 33 7.7% 23 60.5%
Junkrat 15.8% 59 9 2.1% 31 52.5%
Leoric 14.8% 57 7 1.6% 35 61.4%
Anub'arak 14.6% 41 22 5.1% 22 53.7%
Sonya 11.6% 42 8 1.9% 19 45.2%
Tyrael 11.6% 42 8 1.9% 19 45.2%
Tychus 11.6% 40 10 2.3% 18 45.0%
Medivh 10.2% 25 19 4.4% 14 56.0%
Stukov 10.0% 35 8 1.9% 14 40.0%
Stitches 9.0% 34 5 1.2% 16 47.1%
Cassia 8.4% 32 4 0.9% 14 43.8%
Uther 7.7% 28 5 1.2% 11 39.3%
Gul'dan 5.8% 23 2 0.5% 9 39.1%
Valla 5.1% 21 1 0.2% 12 57.1%
 

Tier 5

 
Hero Name Popularity Picks Bans Ban% Win Win%
Illidan 3.9% 12 5 1.2% 5 41.7%
Alarak 3.7% 12 4 0.9% 2 16.7%
Samuro 3.0% 6 7 1.6% 5 83.3%
Auriel 2.8% 10 2 0.5% 4 40.0%
Cho 2.8% 5 7 1.6% 1 20.0%
Ana 2.6% 9 2 0.5% 1 11.1%
Valeera 2.6% 10 1 0.2% 5 50.0%
Arthas 2.3% 10 0 0% 5 50.0%
Brightwing 1.6% 7 0 0% 2 28.6%
Lucio 1.6% 7 0 0% 2 28.6%
Gall 1.6% 5 2 0.5% 1 20.0%
The Lost Vikings 1.2% 1 4 0.9% 1 100.0%
Lt. Morales 0.9% 3 1 0.2% 0 0%
Li Li 0.9% 4 0 0% 1 25.0%
Azmodan 0.9% 3 1 0.2% 0 0%
Zagara 0.9% 2 2 0.5% 2 100.0%
Artanis 0.9% 4 0 0% 0 0%
Zul'jin 0.7% 3 0 0% 0 0%
Zarya 0.7% 2 1 0.2% 1 50.0%
Kael'thas 0.7% 3 0 0% 0 0%
Kel'Thuzad 0.7% 3 0 0% 2 66.7%
Varian 0.7% 3 0 0% 1 33.3%
Nazeebo 0.7% 3 0 0% 1 33.3%
Lunara 0.5% 2 0 0% 1 50.0%
Ragnaros 0.5% 2 0 0% 1 50.0%
Sylvanas 0.5% 0 2 0.5% 0 0%
Probius 0.5% 2 0 0% 0 0%
The Butcher 0.5% 0 2 0.5% 0 0%
Tyrande 0.5% 0 2 0.5% 0 0%
Chen 0.2% 1 0 0% 0 0%
Nova 0.2% 1 0 0% 1 100.0%
Xul 0.2% 0 1 0.2% 0 0%
D.Va 0.2% 1 0 0% 0 0%
Murky 0.2% 1 0 0% 0 0%
 
Hero Pool - Stats of the Storm

Hero Pool - Stats of the Storm

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Not drafted heroes

 

Next Tier List: August 2018

 

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