Who are the best characters in Heroes of the Storm?

Calling all Heroes of the Storm players, if you truly want to improve and take your game to the next level, then take a look at this list. These are by far the best heroes in HOTS right now, presumably of S-Tier. They can guarantee you a strong advantage the next time you step into the Nexus!

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    #1Imperius

    Imperius

    Imperius is a playable character in Heroes of the Storm classified as a bruiser that does melee damage. He's titled as the "Archangel of Valor" and is originally from the Diablo franchise. He has strong initiation and single target damage.

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    Edward Wade
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "Imperius is definitely one of the best characters in heroes of the storm when it comes to strong laning capabilities. He has good damage, great engagement, and playmaking potential. Not an OP hero by any means as he is too much dependent on his trait but still good nonetheless. 👍"
  2. 14

    #2Diablo

    Diablo

    The Lord of Terror, Diablo, is a playable hero classified as a melee tank in Heroes of the Storm primarily from Blizzard's Diablo universe. He can prove to be devastating in a team fight because of his "all-in" combo potential.

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    Albert Munoz
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "Are you kidding me with this? Even after the rework, he's still arguably one of the best heroes in heroes of the storm! 😈 Everything that they did with his kit just feels so synergized and because of that, he's such a fun hero to play. It definitely offered more talent diversity when it comes to his playstyle instead of his usual bursty engage. "
  3. 9

    #3Whitemane

    Whitemane

    Whitemane, also known as the High Inquisitor, is a character in Heroes of the Storm originally from Blizzard's Warcraft universe. She's classified as a healer who has the ability to heal her allies by attacking her enemies.

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    Matthew Ortega
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "When you think about the characters in Heroes of the Storm, especially when it comes to supports, you'd never think that a support can actually carry the game. Well, Whitmane can and she carries hard fam. 🔥🔥🔥 it's almost unusual seeing her getting so many last hits in teamfights, she's like a hardcore damage dealer and an extremely potent healer. She can keep the fight going foreveeeeeer."
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    #4Genji

    Genji

    Genji, also known as the Cybernetic Ninja, is an original character in Overwatch but is also a viable hero in Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm. He is a ranged assassin that flings deadly shurikens at his targets with precision.

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    Steven Jones
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "Is this list for the best heroes of the storm heroes or the most annoying ones? AHAHA. 😂 I get why a lot of people hate playing against Genji and think he's way too easy to play because he has a lot of escapes, but as someone who mains him that isn't entirely true. He's very mechanically intensive and has too many risks to fully utilize his kit as an aggressive assassin in order to be effective. He's a really great hero if you really practice him well enough. 👍"
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    #5Maiev

    Maiev

    Maiev Shadowsong, prominently known as the Warden, is originally a character from Blizzard's Warcraft 3 but has also become a viable character in Heroes of the Storm. She is a melee assassin that excels at dodging her opponents' attacks.

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    Jose Larson
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "Usually, in Heroes of the Storm, heroes that you really wanna play can sometimes be the best ones for you. I loved Maiev in Warcraft that's why she's my favorite hero here. My main strat with her is I just catch people into my team and practice landing my Q consistently on multiple targets. Teamwork does the rest (if you have it in your team). 😂"
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    #6Orphea

    Orphea

    Orphea, "Heir of Raven Court," is the first hero to be made from the original Heroes of the Storm universe. She is a ranged assassin who uses agile dancing to maneuver around her enemies and damage them with spell-empowered attacks.

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    Nathan Griffin
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "People still remember Orphea from the time when she was extremely OP, that's why a lot of people still ban her still, but I find this to be extremely overrated. Even with her mobility, I still get rekt by tracer and Genji but she's not extremely underpowered as well. I would say she's pretty well balanced and overall is in a good spot in terms of talent diversity. I pray they don't make her OP again. 🙏"
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    #7Yrel

    Yrel

    Yrel is known as the "Light of Hope" and is a playable character in Heroes of the Storm from the Warcraft universe. She is a melee bruiser and warrior equipped with heavyweight abilities that reward investment and careful timing.

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    Jose Simmons
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "She's mostly a bruiser than a tank IMO. She's arguably the best solo laner in the game right now, with heaps of sustain and good mobility. I can definitely win a 1v1 lane with her EZ. 🤘😝"
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    #8Fenix

    Fenix

    Fenix, the Steward of the Templar, is a playable hero in Heroes of the Storm originally from Blizzard's Starcraft franchise. He is classified as a ranged assassin hero that has sustained damage thanks to his regenerating shield.

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    Keith Jordan
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "I love his character model design it's so unique! since the nerfs, he's definitely in a better spot right now compared to his extremely high damage numbers before the rework. He has a pretty well-balanced kit now. 😁"

Summary

Best Who are the best characters in Heroes of the Storm
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ImperiusCharacters 17 Paid
2DiabloCharacters 14 Paid
3WhitemaneCharacters 9 Paid
4GenjiCharacters 3 Paid
5MaievCharacters 2 Paid
6OrpheaCharacters 2 Paid
7YrelCharacters 2 Paid
8FenixCharacters 1 Paid
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