First off, obviously to make a community tier list you need both input and data. What many tier lists lack is actually data, and contain more than just a single subjective opinion. Even with data, many will be subjective to player skill, because K/D, minion kills, objective, etc will vary with the player and build. I think what a forum member did with Whiskey Foxtrot to prove that he does indeed need a buff by asking people to play as him against the member who would choose various characters, is a decent way of showing that Whiskey Foxtrot is a weaker Battleborn and does need a buff. (This member’s name escapes me at the moment, if anyone knows I’ll tag him.)
First, I’m going to start off by saying the tiers that will be used:
-S Tier: In need of a nerf, and visibly better than any other character, expands into multiple roles, and can be used without skill to still control and dominate a match.
-A Tier: Performs their roll well, is fairly balanced, although could seem overpowered in the right hands of a skilled player, although not in need of a nerf. and a character that would need a counter and could pose a threat to many Battleborn if not countered.
-B Tier: Well balanced, not in need in any changes, and can still fulfill the characters role very well. The Battleborn has its own checks that prevent he/she/it from becoming overpowered in any way.
C Tier: Lacking in some areas, and can fill the role of the character moderately well, but could potentially use some tweaking. With a skilled player, the character could become a problem, although often times the player would perform better with another character that could fill the same role.
D Tier: In dire need of a buff. Some players can perform well, but would always perform better with another Battleborn. Has trouble filling its own roll and/or lacks a clear role to fill.
In order to actually create a list, I think the skirmishers, support, defenders, and attackers need to be classified and broken up into their own tiers, as this is the easiest way to go about this. By classifying, for example( you could say that Whiskey Foxtrot is a D Tier Battleborn, because other attacks far outperform him, or that Marquis is an A Tier Battleborn, because he outperforms other attackers. (If anyone disagrees, feel free to mention that and I’ll change it, as this is classifying to the best of my knowledge.)
Shayne and Aurox
After classifying, I think a team composition needs to be built with: One defender, one support, one skirmishers, and two attackers. Then, by substituting a Battleborn into a roll with the exact same team composition and enemy team composition, you can then compare how they perform their rolls.
Now that I explained everything that this tier list will be classified using, I need forum members who are top level skill at specific characters to aid in these private matches that can help determine this tier list. If anyone disagrees with anything, wants to add something, would like to help in private matches, or feel I left out something, feel free to let me know, and I’ll add it.
Private Match Testers: