Paladins Tier List: Best & Worst Characters [December 2023]

Did you know which are the best & worst Paladins champions? No? Check out our Paladins tier list guide and get an insight on all characters.

Paladins is home to over 50 playable characters or Champions, with new ones being added in regularly, which is why it can be helpful to know how they all rank up in a Tier List. The Champions are generally placed into four unique roles, namely Damage, Flank, Frontline, and Support. Here is our Tier List summarized.

Key Takeaways
  • Paladins feature an ever-growing horde of playable characters (currently 57 at the player’s disposal).  
  • Every character, as per its unique performance style and abilities set, is categorized into groups, namely Damage, Frontline, Flank, and Support.
  • Each character is ranked below based on its offensive strengths, defense potential, and overall ally support value. 
  • Viability within their specific role, as well as other functions, is also kept in mind. 
  • Your go-to playable Paladin champions who are well-balanced in offense and defense can be Khan, Cassie, Barik, and Atlas. 
  • Characters like Skye, Moji, Torvald, and Mal’Damba should be your last resort, as they lack basic fighting abilities.

Here is a quick look at the Tier List:

Paladins Tier List Characters Ranking Table
ClassS-TierA-TierB-TierC-TierD-Tier
Front LineKhan, Barik, Atlas, Azaan, NyxMakoa, Raum, TerminusFernando, RuckusInara, Yagorath, AshTorvald
FlankCaspianVora, Androxus, Zhin, Evie, VIIVatu, MaeveBuck, LexKoga, Skye, Talus, Moji
DamageCassie, KasumiSha Lin, Tiberius, Tyra, LianBomb King, Kinessa, Drogoz, Octavia, Imani, SaatiWillo, Dredge, Vivian, ViktorStrix
SupportJenos, Grover, IO, Corvus, LillithYing, ReiFuria, SerisGrohk, Pip, Mal’Damba

Each role focuses on certain aspects more than others, making the respective Champions much better-suited to fulfilling specific objectives during gameplay. However, not all Champions are created equal.

Paladins Tier List & Characters Comparison

Before moving on, let’s quick compare every character in Paladins:

CharactersTierClass TypeBase HealthBase Mov SpeedNo DMG FalloffMain WeaponSeconday Weapon
AtlasSFrost Line3500.0365.0110 UnitsChrono-CannonSetback
BarikSFrost Line3400.0360.040 UnitsBlunderbussBarricade
CassieSDamage2200.0360.0300 UnitsCrossboBisengage
KhanSFrost Line4000.0350.040 UnitsHeavy RepeaterBulwark
AzaanSFrost Line4250.0370.0300 UnitsReckoningSanctuary
CaspianSFlank2100.0390.0100 UnitsLoveWar
KasumiSDamage2100.0360.0120 UnitsYokai DollSavage Tear
NyxSFrost Line4850.0350.0120 UnitsRealm BreakerRift Slash
TiberiusADamage2200.0365.0-Bladed ChakramsHeavy Blade
AndroxusAFlank2100.0370.050 UnitsRevolverDefiance
Sha LinADamage2150.0350.0450 UnitsLong BowCrippling Arrow
RaumAFrost Line4500.0370.080 UnitsHellfire GatlingIgnition
MakoaAFrost Line4500.0350.075 UnitsCannonDredge Anchor
ZhinAFlank2000.0385.090 UnitsInferno BladeCounter
TerminusAFrost Line4000.0345.018 UnitsMassacre AxeCalamity Blast
IOASupport2200.0375.0350 UnitsLight BowMoonlight
GroverASupport2300.0365.0300 UnitsThrowing AxeCrippling Throw
JenosASupport2200.0365.0100 UnitsStar SplitterAstral Mark
VoraAFlank2000.0385.0180 UnitsDeadly ScytheObliteration
EvieAFlank1800.0370.0300 UnitsIce StaffIce Block
CorvusASupport2200.0365.0125 UnitsOfficer's PistolAbyssal Reconstruction
LianADamage2000.0360.090 UnitsHeirloom RifleValor
TyraADamage2400.0375.0115 UnitsAuto RifleNade Launcher
VIIAFlank1900.0375.0110 UnitsHeavy SMGTrigger Discipline
LillithASupport2500.0380.0200 UnitsHeart of CrimsonBlood Hex
DrogozBDamage2200.0350.0275 UnitsRocket LauncherFire Spit
YingBSupport2200.0360.0100 UnitsIllusory MirrorShatter
KinessaBDamage2100.0350.0450 UnitsSniper RifleSniper Mode
FernandoBFrost Line4600.0350.050 UnitsFlame LanceShield
Bomb KingBDamage2200.0365.0500 UnitsSticky BombDetonate
MaeveBFlank1900.0375.0300 UnitsDaggersPounce
RuckusBFrost Line4000.0370.085 UnitsMinigunsMissile Launcher
VatuBFlank1900.0375.090 UnitsKunaiShadow Bombs
ImaniBDamage2200.0350.0500 UnitsFrost BoltFrost Bomb
OctaviaBDamage2200.0365.0150 UnitsMarksman RifleDesignated Sights
ReiBSupport2200.0375.095 UnitsSigilChain Heal
SaatiBDamage2100.0375.060 UnitsHand CannonRicochet
DredgeCDamage2200.0340.0500 UnitsCursed HowitzerBroadside
InaraCFrost Line4700.0350.085 UnitsStone SpearEarthen Guard
WilloCDamage2200.0375.0500 UnitsWand of OvergrowthDead Zone
YagorathCFrost Line5750.0585.090 UnitsCaustic SprayPiercing Quills
FuriaCSupport2200.0370.035 UnitsPyre BladeKindle Soul
BuckCFlank2300.0375.035 UnitsShotgunNet Shot
AshCFrost Line4500.0340.080 UnitsBurst CannonKinetic Burst
ViktorCDamage2200.0370.0100 UnitsAsault RifleIron Sights
LexCFlank2200.0385.060 UnitsMagnumsIn Pursuit
VivianCDamage2200.0375.095 UnitsLight Machine GunPrecision Sights
SerisCSupport2200.0370.0120 UnitsSoul OrbRestore Soul
PipDSupport2200.0350.0500 UnitsPotion LauncherExplosive Flask
TalusDFlank1900.0390.045 UnitsVetachargerBlitz Upper
KogaDFlank2000.0375.080 UnitsSubmachine GunsShadow Step
GrohkDSupport2200.0350.0100 UnitsLightning StaffShock Pulse
StrixDDamage2150.0340.0500 UnitsTalon RifleScope/ Flare
SkyeDFlank2100.0390.055 UnitsWrist CrossbowPoision Bolts
MojiDFlank2200.0375.0300 UnitsFamiliar SpitFamiliar Spray
TorvaldDFrost Line3000.0350.075 UnitsGuantletNullify
Mal’DambaDSupport2200.0370.0500 UnitsSpitting CobraMending Spirits

S-Tier

All characters falling under this tier list category are very well-balanced regarding offensive and defensive characteristics. They can be your go-to playable class to support your team through healing, leading teammates in the assault, or just play the game solo and ignore PTFO.

Our S-Tier characters in this Paladins Tier List are great performers all around. All of these Paladins Champions have balanced offensive and defensive capabilities, which means that they can fill their designated roles very effectively.

Paladins Tier List
S-Tier Category
Name of Character Description
AtlasThis is an incredibly unique Paladins Champion who can be useful in multiple scenarios. His abilities are designed to provide a strong offensive, which is why he lands a great deal of damage through most of his abilities.

Moreover, he has a lot of room for mastery for those players willing to put in the effort. As such, Atlas is one of the best Paladins Champions you can play right now!

BarikBarik is one of the classic Paladins characters and is seeing an increasing level of play in the game. His damage-favoring skills and gadgets do make him a fearsome contender in our Paladins Tier List.

For example, his Blunderbuss and Turret are very effective for dishing out damage, and his Rocket Boots let him quickly charge out of harm’s way. As such, he does work well against characters like Terminus and Fernando.

CassieDespite having lost her former luster, Cassie is still among the best Champions in Paladins. She is among the go-to damage-dealers in our Paladins Best Character List and has multiple abilities that let her fulfill that role.

Her crossbow lets her give direct and area-of-effect damage, whereas the Dodge Roll is a useful ability to fall back from dangerous situations. Moreover, her Ultimate ability reveals enemy locations, making her a great character pick for any Paladins team.

KhanKhan is an aggressive tank character in Paladins. He offers a very versatile playstyle at medium range with his Battle Shout ability that makes him immune and heals himself and his allies, as well as his Commander’s Grab ability.

Along with Ash and Makoa, he is one of the most reliable tank Champions in Paladins, which makes him worthy of the S tier in our list!

AzaanAzaan is a highly offensive character who can deal with a lot of damage on all levels. His high mobility with conviction allows him to fight back and defeat the enemies. He offers a versatile playstyle with the use of his abilities, including Judgment, Reckoning, Sanctuary, Conviction, and Deliverance which deal with damage and give him a greater chance of fair play.

Being a member of the Front Line class, he is one of the most reliable champions in Paladins, which makes him even more worthy of the S tier rank.

CaspianCaspian is one the classic characters in Paladins which contains some of the deadly skills that help him clear the way towards his victory. He has two passive abilities; Sharp Momentum and Piercing, which allows him to increase the attack speed of his primary and secondary attack fires.

Whenever he is in the powerplay, no enemy can escape his attacks. However, he can do a lot of damage with his swinging sword and guns. His playstyle is the real reason for being placed highly in our tier list.

KasumiKasumi is another great champion in Paladins who is worthy of the S rank on our list. She is famous for her attack damage from a close range which basically targets every visible enemy in that targeted area or range. She is definitely the best choice to pick for defeating hypermobile champions. However, in terms of the cursed enemies, they are proven to have reduced damage which gives Kasumi a chance to inflict more damage on them.

Her basic and ultimate abilities including Savage tear, Bitter Betrayal, and Yokai doll can add additional amounts of damage to the enemies. As well as her movement ability Body and Soul is the best option to use at the start of the fight.

NyxNyx is a highly mobile and damage-bringer champion in the Paladin Champions list. She has powerful abilities and talents that help her deal with immense amounts of damage in the game. Due to her strong powerplay, she easily kills all the enemies that get in her way which makes her more of an Abyss Queen. Being accompanied by Azaan, she can definitely get to the Realm. 

Her damage abilities Realm Breaker and Rift Slash can do a five-hit attack chain and also explode the enemies. While the Abyssal Fortress ability can be used to place 4500 shields at the actual target point.

A-Tier

Champions of Paladins falling under our A-tier category are fierce, frightening, and fast. Their defense and offense characteristics are finely tuned to touch perfection, but still, they lack a thing or two. Although, you can never go wrong if you start playing with these characters in Paladins.

Paladins Tier List
A-Tier Category
Name of Character Description
TiberiusTiberius wields a bladed chakram and a sword while fighting alongside his teammates. His movement speed, attacks, and defense characteristics are outclassed. However, his abilities have a slow rate of fire, making him a sluggish character who needs team support most, if not all, times.

A very satisfying feeling as you play him. The Combat Trance ability gives your stats a nice temporary boost, and the Blade Dance Ultimate ability can be a lifesaver if played right. As such, Tiberius is a nice alternative to other damage dealers like Cassie and Sha Lin.

AndroxusAndroxus is yet again another champion in our Paladins Character Tier List who uses a revolver and fist as an offense in the game. He is a slow-moving attacker that offers versatility in his skills and talents.

Androxus’s ultimate is the biggest weak point because half of the time while executing the ultimate attack, an enemy can evade it. 

Androxus is the perfect definition of a prime flanker, and if you have been playing Paladins for any length of time, you will understand his position on this list.

Sha LinSha Lin is a fantastic ranged attacker in Paladins, and he mainly uses his bow. The Rapid Shot ability allows him to fire multiple arrows while moving at the same time.

This skill alone feels overpowered while fighting 1v1 with an enemy player. The only problem is he relies only on his skills. When they are on cooldown, Sha Lin is exposed and weak.

Additionally, the Crippling Arrow ability makes Sha Lin a great pick against Flank Champions in Paladins, such as Vora and Vatu. The problem here, though, is how exposed Sha Lin is when his abilities are on cooldown.

RaumRaum performs very closely to Makoa in Paladins, and that is why he is another excellent addition to the tank type of champion in the game. He is a beast of a character if you know how to efficiently rinse and repeat his skills and talents for high damage output.

Moreover, his Juggernaut ability can be very fun to use once you get the hang of it. He is a very situational and one-dimensional character though, which limits his playstyles and opens him up to counters like Tyra and Vora, and prevents him from being ranked higher up in our Paladins Best Characters List.

MakoaMakoa is a giant armored turtle with a canon in one hand and a retractable anchor in the other. He is a go-to champion for players who like to support their teammates by taking all the damage. His skills and talents make him more of a tank than an attacker.

Makoa, to put it plainly, Sounds pretty awesome, we know. This Front Line character ranks here on our Paladins Tier List because of his Shell Shield ability that protects him and his allies from incoming damage. The Shell Spin is also a fun way to dish out some damage. 

ZhinZhin is fast, furious, and wields an inferno blade, devastating enemies with his vicious attacks. His skills have quick animations and have reduced cooldowns. However, Zhin’s attacks do not land good damage numbers, which I think is the biggest downside while engaging multiple opponents at once.

Abilities like the Counter and Billow are very interesting and unique when executed correctly, and his Ultimate ability also warrants attention. Overall, Zhin is a very clean and well-executed Flank Champion in Paladins and deserves as much attention as he can get.

TerminusTerminus is a brute who loves to spam massacre axe ability to swing the massive axe on his foes. He is a force to reckon with in close combat situations. Terminus primarily uses his axe for dealing high amounts of damage and uses Power Siphon ability to absorb enemy attacks. Due to close-range attacks only, he could not make it into our A-tier.

Terminus is also useful against Inara but does not do too well against Barik and Fernando. Moreover, Terminus is limited in his use, which restricts him to A-Tier in our List.

IOIO is probably the only character in our A-tier who is more of a support champion than a damage dealer. Her area of effect healing,

Moonlight ability, Life Link, and Goddess’ Blessing talent all favor her to become the best support champion in Paladins. That is why we reserved her a spot in A-tier.

IO is among the few Paladins Support characters in our A-tier list. The Lunar Leap can also help you evade some sticky situations. What’s more, her Begone Ultimate ability can net you some free kills if used in the right situation.

GroverGrover is a combination of a ranged and healing kind of champion in Paladins. Using his primary attack, throwing axe, Grover deals the most damage – the farther an opponent, the greater the damage.

His abilities involving nature as a source of attack are exceptional, unique, and almost unavoidable. His ‘Whirlwind’ ultimate gives 2500 healing every 1s for a short duration to nearby allies.

He is a super-strong Support Champion in Paladins who also excels at range. Using his primary attack, throwing axe, Grover deals the most damage – the farther an opponent, the greater the damage. The Vine skill is also fun since it lets you fling yourself across large distances.

JenosJenos and Zhin perform relatively similarly in Paladins. He uses an automatic carbine called Star Splitter for medium to long-range offense and employs cosmic energy in other skill-based attacks.

He, too, like Zhin, offers healing to allies through his Astral Mark ability, but it is pretty slow. I found the best use of Jenos if you have Zhin side by side with you.

However, unlike other healing Champions in this Paladins list like Seris, Damba, and Grover, Jenos requires a fair bit of time out of combat to heal up. Therefore, we found him strongest when used along with characters like Zhin in Paladins.

VoraVora is a highly mobile champion in our entire Paladins Tier List. Her abilities and talents deal damage over time.

Her enhanced mobility and burst damage-dealing attacks are the reason many Paladins players pick her up. Other than that, she is a solid attack champion in the game.

The Deadly Scythe she uses is strong, and the Tendril skill is also very useful as long as you have charges available.

EvieEvie is a small-sized character in Paladins with increased movement speed and moderate attack damage. Using her ice staff, she deals AOE attacks. Her ice also provides a shield, and Evie conjures ice blocks to mitigate the incoming attack. She dominates most fights with her dynamic, ice-oriented abilities.

Her low health is the only downside holding her back from becoming an excellent attack champion in the game.

CorvusCorvus uses his Officer’s Pistol to land direct damage on enemies. On the other hand, he uses an Abyss staff to heal allies using Abyssal Reconstruction and Mark of Fate abilities. I believe there is no parallel to Corvus in our List when it comes to a perfect all-rounder playable champion in the game.

He is especially useful in lower-elo lobbies where your Flank characters may not necessarily return for heals, and so you can heal them from anywhere on the map. Therefore, even though Corvus favors healing over damage, he is still a great well-rounded Champion. Hence we place him firmly in the A-Tier in our list of Champions.

LianLian is another fantastic addition to our A-tier list. She is a medium to long-range champion in Paladins, having a versatile set of abilities.

Using her Valor skill, Lian can prove to be an efficient crowd-controlling character. For direct damage, she uses a Heirloom Rifle. By mixing her abilities effectively, Lian can devastate an enemy team in a matter of seconds.

She is a massively fun-to-play and satisfying Champion who excels in medium to long due to her versatile set of abilities. This makes her a Champion worthy of this position in our Paladins Champion Tier List.

TyraTyra is a versatile champion who has a wide variety of arsenal ranging from an automatic rifle to a grenade. She only lacks in the shield or immunity-related abilities. Otherwise, Tyra could have made it into our S-tier list.

In addition to this, the Hunter’s Mark can let you hone in on a priority target. Her Mercy Kill and Burn, Monster! talents also make her very viable in gameplay. If this Paladin’s character did not lack a shield or immunity-granting ability, she could have probably jumped a spot in this Tier List!

VIIVII is another addition to the flank character to our A-tier list. He is a mobile champion with heavy thoughts on decision-making, cooldown management, and accuracy containing a versatile set of abilities

He has the ability to overcome the long distance and attack the damage from where he isn’t expecting you. VII uses his Explosive dodge to hold on to the enemies and do a direct attack on them with explosive traps. On the other hand, he uses Decree 77 to target up to 5 enemies and defeat them easily.

LillithLillith is another support champion in Paladins which contains the ability to damage and kill the enemies who come in her way. She can easily heal herself from any damage her enemies do with the help of the Blood Hex ability. Her ability ‘Swarm’ will assure her to heal her allies and defeat their enemies. While Lillith’s Ultimate Blood Moon ability will grant her pure Lifesteal, unaffected by Anti-heal. 

The combination of all of Lillith’s skills can build a win-a-war situation that will secure her victory in the game. She has a greater base health of 750 + 2500 which can easily dominate over the enemies, making her worthy of A-tier rank in our Paladin’s Best Character tier.

B-Tier

Champions of Paladins under the B-tier category have at least one significant flaw that holds them back. It does not necessarily make them a bad choice to pick and play the game.

It is just that mastering them requires patience, persistence, and knowledge of how best to use their abilities and talents properly while fighting foes in the field. Also, these characters will appeal to players who like a little challenge.

Paladins Tier List
B-Tier Category
Name of Character Description
DrogozDrogoz has excellent vertical mobility and can easily use it to advantage in offense and defense situations. His attack weapon of choice is a rocket launcher and fire spit; both deal excellent area-of-effect damage.

His damage and movement speed is solid, but he has high ability cooldowns (Fire Spit: 8s, Thrust: 11s, and Salvo: 6s cooldown). Even his ultimate called Dragon Punch has limited usability while fighting with an enemy.

Even his Ultimate, Dragon Punch, has limited usability depending on the situation. Hence, this is by no means the best Damage Champion in Paladins but is no slouch either.

YingYing is an illusion master in Paladins, and she can heal allies or confuse enemies using her illusion mirror. Ying’s Illusory Mirror bursts out a magic energy attack, dealing moderate but direct damage to an enemy.

Her ability, Dimensional Link, allows her to teleport to her far-end illusion. It’s a fantastic skill when it comes to switching on the fly between offense and defense. Her ultimate, Illusory Rift, heals nearby allies for 8s. Her downside is that Ying has underwhelming health, and she is not a fast attacker.

KinessaKinessa is also an excellent gun-master champion who relies mainly on her sniper and carbine weapons. She is a perfect candidate when it comes to shooting enemies at long and short distances. Using her transporter ability, she throws a teleporter that spawns her wherever it lands. Kinessa’s ultimate, Headhunter, deals direct damage and grants 50% additional damage to enemies.

Therefore, she excels in dealing with direct damage at medium to long ranges. This is helped, in part, by her Sniper Mode ability which charges her sniper rifle for increased damage.

FernandoFernando is a knight in shining armor who uses a Flame Lance to deal area-of-effect damage. It is an excellent ability to attack an enemy team if they are in closer proximity. Other than that, using his Shield ability, he summons a shield having 5500 health that blocks incoming damage.

His other two area-of-effect abilities include Fireball and Charge. Fernando’s ultimate, Immortal, allows him to prevent allies from falling below 1500 health. Fernando does not hold up well in terms of damage output in Paladins which is why he remains at the B-Tier.

Bomb KingBomb King is yet again another attack champion who offers AOE abilities. Most of his abilities, such as Sticky Bomb, Grumpy Bomb Poppy Bomb, and the ultimate King Bomb, are lined to favor crowd-controlling situations.

However, Bomb King does not offer much to the table when it comes to 1v1 engagement. I think he needs serious balancing, and if he gets one, it could take him up in our tier list.

MaeveMaeve is also a small-sized fighter like Evie. She is extraordinarily mobile and offers an outstanding balance between her offensive and defensive attributes. Her daggers are the primary weapon of choice to kill enemies, and Maeve’s ability, Nine Lives, gives heal for 400 points and also offers skill cooldowns of all the skills.

She does not have a shield to block incoming damage; instead, players can use her Pounce ability to dash forward to attack an enemy or dodge an incoming attack.

RuckusRuckus is a goblin who sits inside a big mechanical digging suit. His weapon of choice is two miniguns and a missile launcher installed on the back.

The former deals direct damage to enemies while the latter has area-of-effect damage. Ruckus’ ability called ‘Advance’ can be used to get out of hot zones and evade a dying situation.

Other than that, one can use the Emitter ability to block up to 2000 damage for a short duration. Ruckus is a great champion in our B-tier of the Paladins Tier List.

VatuVatu is probably the only attacker in our B-Tier. However, the reason he did not make it up is because of his inability to defend himself. Instead of a shield, he has a dash ability that throws him out of harm’s way, but it has a 5s cooldown. 

He features incredibly good mobility and is often banned from games because people do not know how to play against him. Moreover, he sports Kunai for direct damage and Shadow Bombs for effective area damage, both of which are very satisfying to play with. Hence during this time,

ImaniImani is a challenging champion to master in Paladins. Her abilities are incredibly dynamic and also come in alternate versions as well. Memorizing each skill takes time and even adds to the frustration, especially when you fail to execute them while fighting a single enemy or a full team.

She features a stance change, giving her access to unique ice and fire abilities. This adds to her arsenal and makes her a very dynamic Paladins character.

OctaviaUnlike Seris, Octavia uses a Marksman Rifle, dealing 425 damage every 0.3s. She is an excellent champion for medium-long ranges but poor in close combats because of her sniper rifle.

Octavia shares the same fate as Seris in Paladins, and both characters are similar in their offense and defense. Octavia lacks any standout features that make her a must-pick character, and so she ranks in the B-Tier.

ReiRei is a weak offense champion in our entire B-tier Paladins Tier List. Her Sigil ability deals direct damage of 450 every 0.7s, which is a little underwhelming. Her Spirit Link can be used at enemies to deal 50 damage for 0.75s and allies to heal for 50 health.

Rei is among the weaker Support Champions in our Paladins Best Character List. All in all, though, there is not enough here to differentiate Rei from other healers, which is why she does not rank among the best Paladins Champions.

Saati Saati is a part of the Dark Elf damage champions in Paladins who is equipped with various weapons, skills, and abilities that can help her achieve a certain level in the game. These abilities can protect her from enemies and damage taken.

Saati contains a Hand cannon, a heavy pistol, which is effective up to a certain medium range and deals with 530 damage in every 0.5 sec. With the Ricochet ability, she can throw a coin in the air and shoot around the corners when that coin is hit. 

C-Tier

Playing with the characters of Paladins that rank in our C-tier has unexpected outcomes. At times, they will come out as undefeated champions, and in other instances, they will be wiped out easily by a character from the S or A tier.

Playing with the characters of Paladins that rank in our C-Tier can be very hit-or-miss. However, they still warrant a look and can help you out in specific situations if you put in the time to learn them well.

Paladins Tier List
C-Tier Category
Name of Character Description
DredgeIf Blackbeard from Pirates of the Caribbean had a harpoon as an attack weapon, he’d look like Dredge. He is a damage-dealing champion in Paladin who uses Cursed Howitzer, Broadside, and Harpoon abilities for AoE damage. His ultimate, Kraken, deals 2500 damage and knocks back foes who come near its tentacles.

On the other hand, Dredge’s lack of movement and stationary playstyle hold him back amongst other characters in this Tier List. That is to say, he can be used, but more often than not may be classified as a throw pick.

InaraInara uses stones to defend herself and attack foes as well. She deals burst damage throwing three sharp stone projectiles on its opponents, each dealing 225 damage. Using her Impasse, she casts a stone wall to block incoming attacks. Inara’s Earthen Guard sacrifices her damages for a short time but, in return, provides healing to the champion.

Moreover, using her Impasse, gives her some much-needed respite in tough situations. Mostly, though, Inara lets you focus on tanking and utility. She lacks in the damage department, which is why she feels currently underwhelming and sits firmly in our C-Tier list with many other Paladins Champions.

WilloWillo is an area-of-effect damage-dealing champion in Paladins. The Dead Zone ability allows her to spawn a toxic spore that stops the healing abilities of enemies if affected by it. Willo’s Wand of Overgrowth fires Fae Energy, dealing 500 damage in 0.75s.

Her Flutter also provides a fair bit of mobility. With recent nerfs and adjustments, however, Willo has taken a bit of a backseat. Her limitations in the damage department also add to her woes.

YagorathIf you need a tank champion that does nothing else but soak all the damage, then Yagorath is the way to go. His movement speed is slow, and does not deal much damage, but he can take what you throw at him. He is not the best attacker or defender in the game. However, because of being a tanky champion in our Paladins Tier List, we gave Yagorath a spot in the C-tier list.

Thanks to skills such as Hardening. Changing stances using Form Swap and dashing around poisoning people also has its moments of joy.

FuriaFuria is the fallen deity who transformed into a human. Based on her abilities, she is an attack champion in Paladins. Furia heals allies using her Kindle Soul ability. Moreover, her ultimate, Inflame, buffs 30% of weapon damage and grants extra movement speed to the team.

Who is not afraid to put some damage downrange either? And is one of the few late-game heals that cannot get countered easily. Additionally, the Wings of Wrath is also a good skill to fall back on. Nevertheless, some of her healing potential still leaves much to be desired. Therefore, she is definitely not the best healer Champion you can choose in Paladins

BuckFor close-range combat, Buck’s Shotgun deals 700 of direct damage for every second on enemies. He can also slow enemies down to land more precision shotgun shots by deploying the Net Shot ability, which entangles enemies dealing 200 damage and slows them down.

For quick healing, Buck uses Recovery to recover 1000 health over a 1.5s duration. He does not have the shield ability to defend himself but his Heroic Leap, which deals area damage, can also be used to evade attacks.

Buck is a viable Paladin character in our Tier List. However, his Ultimate ability, though useful, can still be tricky to execute properly. As such, he remains one of our less-favored Paladins Champions on the list.

AshAsh is another fine addition to our C-rank Paladins Tier List who dominates fights with her high-damage and defense abilities. When it comes to 1v1 fights, there is no parallel to Ash.

The Siege Shield also warrants some interesting plays. Ultimately, though, she cannot match up with other Champions who fill a similar role. Therefore, she gets relegated to the C-Tier in our list.

ViktorViktor is the lone wolf with a big assault rifle. He uses military-issued weapons for his offense. Viktor is probably the only attack champion in our C-tier who deserves to go into B-tier.

Using his Assault Rifle, Viktor does 135 damage every 0.1s, and Frag Grenade deals 750 damage on enemies. Viktor does not have a shield to block the incoming damage. However, he uses Hustle ability to run faster and avoid enemy attacks with an increased 65% movement speed.

LexLex wields dual guns and uses his agility to his advantage while charging the enemies. His movement speed is tremendous, and the rate of fire is extremely high as well.

Lex deals 320 damage every 0.25s by using Magnums, the dual automatic pistols. Using his ‘In Pursuit’ ability, Lex can deal 960 damage over 1.4s with increased accuracy on a single target. Lex’s ultimate, The Law, is an area-of-effect damage attack.

This is because his weapons are not very satisfying, his Power Slide can be janky, and his Ultimate The Law is one of the weakest out of all Paladins characters’.

VivianVivian is also another gun-oriented champion in Paladins, and she performs closely with Viktor. Her ultimate summons two drones, dealing 150 damage wherever you shoot. She uses the Deflector Shield ability to block up to 1200 damage. The downside is that the shield has a 13s cooldown – relatively high.

Additionally, Vivian needs to be up-close to make the most of her abilities, which limits her in many situations.

SerisSeris is a mage champion in our Tier List. She is a great character to go with if you want to have an attacker champion with excellent medium to long-range abilities.

Her Soul Orb deals 210 area-of-effect damage to enemies. Players can use Seris’ Shadow Travel ability as a means to dodge the incoming attack because she does not have a dedicated shield.

However, there is not much room for mastery here, and Seris can get fairly repetitive after some time. That is why this character could not rank higher in our Paladins Character List.

D-Tier

There is no easy way to say this. Some of them even lack basic attacking or defensive abilities that can give them a fighting chance against the better Champions in Paladins.

Therefore, we would recommend steering clear of these characters, and instead investing your time in Champions mentioned in the tiers mentioned above. Though an update could rectify the issue, as it stands currently, these are anything but the best Champions in Paladins.

Paladins Tier List
D-Tier Category
Name of Character Description
PipPip uses a potion launcher ability to fire potions that deal 600 area damage on enemies. He can also heal allies for 1000 after throwing using the Healing potion ability. Pip does not have a shield to block enemy attacks, so he uses Weightless’s ability to launch himself upwards and use the ability to escape hot zones.

Pip is an interesting Champion in Paladins who can basically sling potions to achieve different objectives. However, his damage-per-second leaves a lot to be desired, and his healing abilities are not the best among other Paladins Champions.

TalusTalus uses Veracharger, a fast-firing weapon, to deal 110 damage every 0.095s. He uses a sort of uppercut by using the Blitz Upper ability to deal 600 damage, which also knocks back enemies as well.

Sadly though, Talus’s abilities do not translate well to higher-elo lobbies, and he can get countered quite easily. Therefore, he sits near the bottom of our Paladins Best Character List.

KogaKoga is a difficult champion to master in Paladins. It is because the character has lots of alternating movesets, just like Inara. It adds confusion while fighting enemies in close proximity.

He can use Submachine Guns or his Hellkite Claws for direct damage, and Shadow Step for area damage. Moreover, he can use Dragon Stance to unlock additional abilities. Due to this, though, Koga suffers from the same problem as Inara – his skillset can be too overwhelming to use effectively. As a result, he is often not used to his full potential, and so this Paladins character ranks in the D-Tier within our list of Champions.

GrohkGrohk uses Lightning Staff to deal direct 75 damage every 0.1s. Other than that, he also uses a Shock Pulse to deal area damage of 150 damage per bounce. Grohk also has the ability to heal 300 health every 1s to allies. It is not a crazy heal, but at least he recovers some of the health bar of allies.

Grohk is a Support Champion among Paladins Characters Grohk also can heal his allies through his Healing Totem. The healing, however, can be quite lackluster when put up against other Paladins characters in our list. This is especially the case after the nerfs he has received.

StrixStrix equips a weapon that transforms into a pistol or medium-ranged rifle. The Talon Rifle is a versatile weapon for close to medium-range combat. Strix throws a single flashbang while using his ultimate. It blinds enemies and deals just 150 damage which I think is relatively weak as compared to what other champions’ ultimate in the game offer.

Much like other prominent Paladins Champions mentioned on this list, Strix focuses on raw weaponry. Moreover, Strix is not very mobile and is vulnerable to flanks. His low damage also makes it difficult for him to stay alive for long against the stronger Paladins Champions in this list.

SkyeSkye is another champion in our Paladins Tier List who should have been given more abilities that deal area damage but unfortunately, she does not have much. Her wrist-mounted crossbow attacks deal 130 damage every 0.1s, which is also weak.

The only bright side is that her Ultimate, Time Bomb, deals 3000 damage and destroys all shields equipped by enemies.  Sadly, though, she lacks much there, making her ill-suited for crowd control. This, however, is not enough to make up for her shortcomings. Hence, Skye ranks among the lowest among our list of Paladins characters.

MojiMoji’s Familiar Spit ability deals damage based on the magical marks you do on the enemies. So, the higher the marks, the higher the damage. It is quite difficult to land high-damage attacks using Moji Champion in Paladins.  

Moji is probably among the cutest Champions in Paladins, but that does not translate well when it comes to her skill set. Additionally, the Familiar Spray skill does area damage, and Scamper lends some mobility. However, landing damage with Moji is quite difficult, which is why he does not stack up well against the best Champions in Paladins

TorvaldTorvald uses his Gauntlet to deal 190 damage every 0.25s. His Nullify ability has an 11s cooldown, but it is also an excellent attack ability that deals 800 damages over 2s. Torvald could become a tad bit better champion if he gets a balancing in future updates to deal damages at longer distances. If he gets the said balancing, he could rank higher in our Tier List.

Torvald, also known as The Runic Sage, is again among the weakest of all Paladins Champions on this list. The Protection shield can also be useful. Nevertheless, Torvald’s restriction to shorter engagement distances hampers him severely.

Mal’DambaMal’Damba functions just like Torvald, and instead of a gauntlet, he has a snake who does his bidding. The Spitting Cobra ability deals 400 damage every 0.55s. He can also heal allies by restoring their 340 of health bar every 1s for 4s.

Mal’Damba throws a Gourd, that explodes and deals damage to enemies while at the same time heals allies – a versatile and multipurpose ability not many champions in Paladins have.  

Nonetheless, we would definitely not rank him among the best Paladins Champions on our list.

Changes Due To Updates

Last Update: Anniversary Update

Let’s have a quick look at all the relevant tweaks that were introduced in Paladins due to the latest patch updates:

  • ATLAS:
    • Second Chance’s cooldown was reduced from 18s to 16s.
    • Temporal Divide talent’s cooldown penalty was reduced from 65% to 30% and its duration was reduced from 5s to 3.5s.
  • AZAAN:
    • Sanctuary’s cooldown was reduced from 14s to 13s.
    • Passive: Ire’s rate of Ire generation on damage dealt/taken increased by 17%.
    • Passive: Ire’s delay before draining increased from 2.5s to 3s.
    • Passive: Ire’s decay was reduced by 10%.
  • GROVER:
    • Weapon damage increased from 300 to 350.
    • Rampant Blooming talent’s initial heal reduced from 500 to 425.
    • Rampant Blooming talent’s healing over time reduced from 300 to 275.
  • JENOS:
    • Astral Mark’s duration was reduced from 12s to 11s, initial heal was reduced from 450 to 400, and cooldown increased from 6s to 7s.
  • KINESSA:
    • Carbine Mode’s bloom reduced and the return to center speed increased.
    • New Passive: Tag ‘Em and Bag ‘Em reveal targets hit in Sniper Mode for 1s.
    • Quick Scope card’s old effect at level 3 moved into the base kit, the new effect increases the duration of passive reveal by 0.25s.
    • The generator card’s scaling increased from 1.2% to 1.25%.
  • REI:
    • Chain Heal’s range increased from 120 to 150.
    • Chain Heal’s healing increased from 520/676 while linked to 600/780 while linked.
    • Vivify Ultimate’s self-damage reduction increased from 50% to 100%.
  • YAGORATH:
    • Unnatural Persistence talent’s healing tick rate slowed from 0.25s to 1s, base heal increased from 25 to 110, scaling of effect increased from 4 to 50, and maximum heal increased from 65 to 275.
  • PIP:
    • Damage increased from 570 to 600.
    • Combat Medic talent’s healing was reduced from 750 to 700.
  • BOMB KING:
    • Royal Subjects talent now grants a second charge on Poppy Bomb but reduces its knockback effect against enemies by 40%.
  • CASPIAN:
    • Finer Things card’s duration increased from 1s to 2s.
  • MAKOA:
    • Shell Shield’s duration increased from 4s to 5s.
  • LIAN:
    • Precision talent’s duration of stacks increased from 3s to 5s.

That is pretty much everything you need to know. Now that you know which champion is the best and which one is worst, who will be your next go-to playable class in the game? Let us know more about it in the comments section below. By the way, we also did a Paladins vs Overwatch comparison, if you are curious.

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