Tier list as of 20th of June.
This list is entirely my opinion for PVP and I would gladly accept feedback and change it if necessary. Reasons of why they are low/high tiers will be explained below alongside what would be a good idea to fix the problem of their position, if here is any.
Being low in the tier list doesn’t make the character useless, in fact, many characters in the low tiers can carry a game alone if played well or they can have a great synergy.
I’m a quite experienced player with over 200 in game hours (more than 300h in steam alone) and I have made this tier list with the help of other great players. However, feedback is appreciated and I hope that I can get some feedback from devs like @JoeKGBX if possible, thanks for your time and attention.
S > A > B > C > D > F
- Alani, Galilea, Marquis.
- Oscar Mike, Miko, ISIC, Thorn, Phoebe, Mellka
- Benedict, Caldarius, Kleese, Reyna, Orendi, Toby, Rath, Ghalt, El Dragón, Shayne & Aurox
- Montana, Ambra, Attikus, Deande, Kelvin, Whiskey Foxtrot, Boldur
- That one guy that flames and then ragequits while being the worst in the team
- The surrender option
Currently nerfed her damage in a way it should feel okay, however her Geyser is a free kill. How can we fix a skill that is better than the average ULTIMATE in the entire game? First of all, we have to remove her Lv2 helix that increases 30% the damage of whoever gets in the bubble. Her burst healing is an issue too, but we don’t want to move from S to D a character either. The only problem at the moment is the Geyser, but this skill alone makes her S tier, the best skill in the entire game.
Her damage is atonishing, her tankiness amazing. She can do everything. How can we fix Galilea? There’s only two main problems that make her S tier, her “no skill” pull and her ranged attack when maxed health. Yes, you can counter her ranged attacks with shield penetration but let’s be honest, we don’t know when we will face Galilea to carry an item like that all the time. Her pull needs to go and her ranged damage needs to be toned down, it’s not possible that after a stun she can almost free kill you with the ranged attack and if you dare to run or push her away, she pulls you back in.
His ultimate is quite underwhelming. What makes Marquis S tier? His insane damage if you have good aim, his insane utility to the team at long range and his HP pool is quite big for a sniper, in fact, he has more health than Benedict. There’s NO WAY you can make Marquis lower than A tier without making him useless due to the average player lacking aim. The only fixing he needs would be a slight nerf on his HP pool and I think that marquis’s attack damage should be reduced but his Ein, Zwei, Die bonus should be increased so that his dps is (functionally) the same, but would make him require more consistant skill to deal his insane damage.
He is A tier not because of him, but how the game works. There is nothing wrong with him, if OM gets a slight nerf somewhere he’ll end up useless. He has great mobility and nice damage that exceles at medium range, his wave clearing makes him excellent for Meltdown and Incursion. He’s an objective monster. Due to his wave clearing power he gets to late game one of the firsts (unless some assasin on his team is getting fed) and can then chase off opponents and make them leave, because if they don’t he can save the granade instead for the minions for a kill, since he has great speed while invis and a really high duration on invis.
He/She is not OP per se, but he/she makes others OP. He/she can make a Montana an immortal killing machine for example. His/her weakness are his/her slow attack speed and his/her inmense head hitbox. However, his speed and amazing healing power makes him A tier. He’s almost S tier due to his high self sustain and removing part of his headhitbox with his ultimate, however, because he needs a team he’s/she’s not S tier.
Even if reflect makes his ward become weaker, it’s a really nice helix upgrade that can counter many attacks and skills. His stun is simple and gives him a favourable position, his damage is really high and his tankiness high as well. The only thing he may need to get toned down its his 10th Helix that gives him a shield in front of him with his ultimate. Also, he needs a clearer head hitbox.
What she doesn’t do? She can slow, nukes like Orendi, wave clearing, long range, amazing headshot damage, amazing speed, really high jump that can get her out of many situations… A way to tone her down would be nerfing her AoE so her wave clearing would not be as good and let her be a hunter, not a “I do almost everything” character. However, thanks that you need aim with her, she’s not S tier.
She’s not S tier because her early game is bad. However even if she’s a late bloomer she levels up quite fast and, for an assasin, she can get 1v2 and win due to her incredible DPS with free silence. The only thing I would personally nerf would be the distance of her teleport, but I don’t think she needs it for now.
Her poison is way too strong, her mobility way too good, she can dance and dodge around in front of three, try to kill one or leave it at low HP and leave without dying and without using a single skill offensively. I would personally tone down the distance of her dash and, maybe, her poison damage. Hands down the most annoying character in the game to face. It is worth to mention the incredible duration of her poison.
His damage is over the top, he’s really great with incredible mobility. However, he’s balanced with having the smallest HP pool in the entire game. His rockets are rather slow and, surprisingly enough, the best way to play him is Kamikaze making him even more balanced due to the danger he expose himself into. He’ll melt you faster than anyone, but you’ll melt him the same way.
The second most annoying character to face. His early is not so good but his mobility makes him great. He’s the only character that can bunny hop (Helix lv5), and with a blind. He’s a really nice disruptor that can screw a team over, get inside, annoy and kill someone and get out. He has nice damage later on with nice assassination tools.
This old man has everything, damage, sniping (without zoom), self sacrifice shields for massive damage, shield regen for everyone, health regen for everyone, no-aim-right click against assasins at close, flies, pushes like a monster. Why he’s not A or even S tier? Because he’s slow and his hitbox is so damn big that thanks to his low HP pool he goes down in a blink of an eye.
Her aim is bad, her damage is low, her ultimate is very situational. However, her shield with heal is damn great and her amply damage on a target damn great too, she’s a wonderful support. The only thing I would personally touch from her, is increasing her aim with her pistol, no need with the pulse since she can get homing.
Battleborn info shows that the character is “easy”, she’s not. Being able to hit with a pillar is hard unless you practice a lot, her damage and nukes are the best in the game, her speed and mobility are great too. How is she, then, B tier instead of A? Because her headhitbox is big, she’s squishy and her M1 is really REALLY bad to aim with thanks to the 4 arms.
A big ass sniper with a low HP pool, big hitbox and three/four dashes. Meanwhile this character is annoying and has great damage he’s worse than Marquis due to his hitbox, damage and lesser utility for the team. However, Toby requires less aim than Marquis due to his railgun hitbox being really big. He’s a nice sniper and has a nice close-range stun to save himself, but he has one of the worst ultimates in the game. I’m afraid that if his ultimate gets better, he’ll be A tier.
Many people would say that he should be S or A tier. However this vamp- Jennerit is a monster at mid game due to his combo of Knockup + silence + slow into a devastating ultimate that will kill almost everyone and the best of all, in area. Why he’s not A or S tier then? He only needs one CC and that’s it. Don’t stun him instantly, save the stun for when he uses his ultimate, that’s it, he’s suddenly a “meh” assasin. Because of how hard countered he can get he’s balanced.
Insane damage and insane set up stun (scrap trap + hook). Arguably the best character at Lv1. However, the longer the match gets, the weaker he gets. His ultimate is rather underwhelming like Toby’s and he’s rather slow with a medium hitbox. If the ultimate gets improved he’ll be A tier.
A great brawler with insane damage. However, he needs his ultimate for damage and the ultimate to stun someone if he wants to save his Q to get away to safety. His weak early and big hitbox makes him balanced.
-Shayne and Aurox:
Altough their damage fall off makes them weak at late game their utility made them stay in B tier. Their early is great and they can save themselves more than once with their tankiness. Luckily even if they have a big hitbox, the head hitbox is really small. Their boosts, movement, stun/grab and overall utility make them great even in late game for the team even if they lack damage later on. However, I would personally love to remove Aurox from the stun animation since teammates can’t see who he stunned and can’t even kill it due to his big hitbox covering everything, this is a really big issue.
Oh boy we start with C tier with a loved character with an awesome song. He may have the biggest HP pool in the entire game but he has the highest hitbox in the game as well. His weapon is rather weak and really innacurate, it also overheats way too fast. He would be B tier if they fix his heavy machinegun heat and accuracy. He only has one CC and he’s really tanky, but other tank characters have more damage and bring more utility than him.
Our dear silent sister got hit way too heavy with nerfs. She’s great in early but fall offs late game. How can ge make Ambra great again? By improving her support abilities, increase Sunspot health, damage and healing and let her stack a minimum of 3 suns like Kleese can stack 3 Rifts or Marquis can stack 3 owls by default. Her autoaim with M1 makes it impossible to crit, so she’s even weaker due to that, it also takes a really long time for the laster of M1 to start hitting.
He has the damage, he has the health and he has one of the best CCs in the entire game. What is wrong with him? For starters, his leap ( Q ), should be on THIRD PERSON VIEW. It’s really annoying that you stun someone and you need MORE time to look at where it landed than he got stunned. Second his big head and body doesn’t help the fact that he’s rather slow. Third, for the ultimate to do SOMETHING and not be USELESS he needs full charges, to get full charges he needs 5 kills or a Merc camp kill in Incursion, if you use a skill before the ultimate you lose everything. The upgrades on the skills with full charges are really underwhelming and bring nearly nothing to the table. How do we fix him? Third person view when he lands with his Q, either upgrade the bonus of Q and E with full charges or remove the waste of charges on them, make charges fill itself with time because Attikus can’t many times get the kill or kill minions since his exposure tends on death or teleport back to base. Only his damage and ultimate utility makes him C and not D.
We all love her, she’s waifu material. What’s her problem? Well, outside of 1v1 she’s rather useless. She can 1v1 anything thanks to her uppercut CC but her uppercut CC at the same time doesnt let her do much, it’s like a self inflicted CC. What’s more, her ultimate lacks damage and is rather slow to cast. She has great mobility but then it’s removed with uppercut and her ultimate, why? Her damage is lacking compared with other assasins or brawlers. Make her ultimate cast faster and let the player have more choices with the uppercut and she’ll be B Tier or even A tier.
The CC monster. Kelvin, outside of “tryharding 5 premade competitive play” he’s rather underwhelming. His damage is kinda low, his ultimate is really situational and even if he has a big HP pool his hitbox doesn’t help him. I’m afraid that there’s nothing to fix, if he gets a damage buff he’ll roflstomp anyone thanks to his sublimate ( Q ) invulneravility to get away and stun everyone in the process. He, in fact, already rolfstomp anyone if he has a team and comunication since he can stun everyone with little to no skill making him the wetdreams of 5 man team comp. However, if we’re talking about pubs, he’s really bad. I really can’t see how we can make him better without making him top tier pick in comp or (I hope it will come soon) ranked matches (which I hope that if they come, they’ll come with draft mode).
Our legendary man is C tier even if his M1 is one of the BEST in the entire game. Why? Because his skills are terrible. His sticky granades are a pain to aim and not as good if you hit with it, his “shotgun” is nearly worthless and only useful to push or increase the damage at close range, but he excels at medium-long range which is stupid to have a shotgun skill due to that. He only needs to get buffs on his skills, even if he has one of the best M1 in the game his really bad early game would make him B tier and not higher.
Poor poor Boldur. He may be an awesome tank, he may be a killing machine at late game but, he won’t reach late game, ever. Outside of Incursion, he’s useless. I’ve been facing Boldurs in capture or Meltodwn and ignore them while they were hitting me, literally, minions and turrets would deal more damage than this poor thing early game. If I show him some action, he gets happy like a dog with a new toy and shows that noone can kill him with his overshield and his shield. But that’s it, he’s an annoying big minion running around spending a Battleborn slot hoping that he can be useful with his really-bad stun outside of Incursion while wishing he was lv10 already. The problem here, is that thanks to the surrender option and how badly he gets experience (and no kills) it’s a miracle when he reaches lv10. He needs some damage buff and less shield on his M2 to compensate.
-The surrender option:
As bad as Microtransactions. Who thought having surrender option so soon, when we have late game characters, a good idea? Due to the low playerbase (at least in PC) that sometimes we have to wait a lot to find a match, I dont want to leave it after not even 10 minutes because 3 guys of A or B team decided it’s a “lost match”.
No tl;dr:, you’ll have to read and eat all the vegetables.
I will be editing whenever I can with feedback.
Edit 1: Made it easier to read and clean.
Edit 2: Some people misunderstood the Thorn bit, re-made it.
Edit 3: I realised I’ve been too harsh with our Dwarf, after some feedback I moved him from Dwarf tier to C tier.