Weekly Brawl – Garden Arena: January 18th – News


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Our twenty-fourth Heroes of the Storm Meta Tier list for the month of January is here!

Welcome to Icy Veins’s most belated Meta Tier List for the January 8 patch. The goal of this list is to try and detail game’s current metagame state. The prime goal of such lists is to inform players regarding popular and trending team composition drafting strategies (i.e. the drafting metagame).

Using the list

 

Current ranked mode map rotation

 

Meta picks

Tank

Bruiser

Fighter

Stalker

Marksman

Mage

Support

Healer

Anub’arak↑↑

Diablo (ban)↑

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garrosh (ban)↑

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High-tier generalists

Tank

Bruiser

Fighter

Stalker

Marksman

Mage

Support

Healer

E.T.C. (ban)

Artanis↑

Varian(ban)

Genji (ban)↓

Raynor (ban)

Jaina

Ana

Mal’Ganis (ban)↓

 

 

Zeratul

 

Kael’thas

 

Malfurion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyrande↓

 

Mid-tier generalists

Tank

Bruiser

Fighter

Stalker

Marksman

Mage

Support

Healer

Arthas

Dehaka (ban)

Alarak

Tracer (ban)

Cassia↓

 Azmodan

Abathur

Alexstrasza

Blaze

Imperius (new)

Kerrigan

 

Falstad↑

Gul’dan

Zarya

Auriel

Johanna

Sonya↓

Maiev

 

Fenix↓

Junkrat

 

Brightwing

Muradin

Yrel

Malthael

 

Greymane

Kel’Thuzad 

 

Kharazim

Stitches (ban)

 

Ragnaros

 

Hanzo (ban)

Li-Ming-

 

Li Li

Varian

 

Thrall

 

Lunara

Mephisto

 

Lt. Morales↑

 

 

Varian

 

Sgt.Hammer (ban)

Nazeebo

 

Lúcio↑

 

 

 

 

Tychus

Orphea (ban)

 

Rehgar

 

 

 

 

Zul’jin

Sylvanas

 

Stukov

 

 

 

 

 

Zagara

 

Whitemane↓

 

Low-tier generalists

Tank

Bruiser

Fighter

Stalker

Marksman

Mage

Support

Healer

Chen

Gazlowe

Valeera

Valla

Chromie

Medivh (ban)

Deckard↓ 

 

D.Va

Murky

 

 

Probius

 

 

 

 

The Butcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Situational picks (map, team composition, or counterpick)

Tank

Bruiser

Fighter

Stalker

Marksman

Mage

Support

Healer

Cho’gall (ban)

Leoric

Illidan

Nova

Cho’gall (ban)

Tassadar

Uther (ban)

Tyrael

Rexxar

Xul

Samuro

 

 

The Lost Vikings (ban)

 

 

Meta heroes define the metagame. They are very often banned or picked right away, as they generally dictate the pace of most drafts and matches.

Generalists form the core of your team and are generally picked after Meta picks have been distributed. They tend to work on most maps, and as part of and against most team compositions. Since this group includes most heroes, I elected to split it into three tiers. High-tier rankings are a result of performance (i.e. win rates) and popularity (i.e. pick and ban rates). This means that heroes with high win rates can be set in low tier; the opposite may also be true.

Situational picks shine on specific maps or as part of specific team compositions.

Our Meta Tier List has been updated for the January patch!



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