The Best Heroes of the Storm Heroes, Part 1

Ranking Every Character in Heroes of the Storm

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The Best <i>Heroes of the Storm</i> Heroes, Part 1

MOBAs can be confusing if you’ve never played one. The typical multiplayer online battle arena is full of characters and abilities and unique jargon and it can take a while to grow accustomed to any of it. Heroes of the Storm is a MOBA for just about anyone, though; if the genre has overwhelmed you in the past, you can pick this game up, play a few matches, and have a good idea of what you’re supposed to do. If you’ve poured thousands (and I do mean thousands) of hours into any of its major competitors, be it Dota 2, League of Legends, Smite or anything else, you can use it as a reprieve from caring about your win-to-loss ratio, matchmaking rank, or skill trees. You can play a round and not worry about having wasted an entire hour playing with people who have not found the right outlet for their anger management issues.

Heroes of the Storm may not have the legacy of Dota 2, the massive staying power and presence of League of Legends, or a roster of characters big enough to compete with either. But what it lacks in scale it makes up for in execution. Heroes of the Storm has kept an immaculate schedule of great updates since its launch back in May of last year, rounding out an already impressive and diverse roster with some interesting new heroes, each coercing players to rethink particular roles and expanding their knowledge of the game. Every hero has their place in the game, but some are better than others. With that in mind, we now rank them all for your reading pleasure.

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Suriel Vazquez is a freelance writer who knows he can handle loving two MOBAs at once. He has a lot of love to give. He’s written for Paste, Kill Screen, ZAM, GamesBeat, and many others. You can follow him on Twitter.