Dota 2 Tier List – 2022 [UPDATED]

dota 2 tier list

In Dota 2, most players want to give their best when it comes to winning a ranked match. Sometimes no matter what we do, we lose because team play is not achieved. In order not to encounter such situations, we need to understand the logic and mechanics of Dota 2 well.

The most important of these is undoubtedly experienced while on the hero selection screen. Because the hero selection creates the possibilities that will allow you to start a zero ahead even before you enter the game. If you know the current meta for that month, you can have peace of mind because it means you dominate the Dota tier list.

As you know, Patches are released periodically in Dota 2. In these patches, we see that various heroes get buffs or nerfs. We see this in most competitive games in general. The meta system is applied to ensure the competitive balance in the game and to increase the variety of hero usage.

That’s exactly why we’re going to make a Dota 2 hero tier list for you. In this way, you will not have any questions about which heroes you should play by browsing our tier list in Dota 2 ranked matches. Let’s get started.

Dota 2 Hero Tier List – S Tier

most picked hero dota 2 competitive
most picked hero dota 2 competitive
  • Faceless Void
  • Nyx Assassin
  • Templar Assassin
  • Hoodwink
  • Ancient Apparition
  • Puck
  • Marci
  • Viper
  • Lina
  • Phoneix
  • Spectre
  • Snapfire
  • Mars
  • Rubick
  • Enchantress

With the new update, Faceless Void seems to be the most chosen Dota 2 hero in ranked matches. We say this statistic by looking at the 53.8% win rate per game. Also, Faceles Void has a 48% ban rate per match in ranked matches.

Another S Tier hero is Lina. As you know, Lina plays in the middle lane and can support in some cases. In terms of flexible gameplay, Phoenix is one of the heroes that we can call Dota 2 Tier 1 along with Lina.

On our list, we see Mars again, which we haven’t seen in meta for a long time. Likewise, Specter and Snapfire draw attention with their 56.8% and 55.2% winrates. Especially since Snapfire has been playing in the middle lane for a long time, we can say that she has become much stronger with the buffs she has received.

Dota 2 Tier List – A Tier

dota 2 tier 1 heroes
dota 2 tier 1 heroes
  • Slardar
  • Drow Ranger
  • Phantom Assassin
  • Sven
  • Omniknight
  • Earth Spirit
  • Void Spirit
  • Leshroc
  • Storm Spirit
  • Bloodseeker
  • Tiny
  • Vengeful Spirit
  • Clockwerk
  • Elder Titan

Heroes in the A and B tier lists are usually not banned too much. Because, as we explained at the beginning, meta is everything in such competitive games. Most people make their bans and hero selection according to S tier meta. That’s why you can play the heroes we listed in A tier comfortably every match.

To give an example, Drow Ranger, we think that there has not been a lot of players for a long time. You can start playing again, even if the buffs she has received are very small. In addition, Slardar is another hero that draws attention with his 49.4% win rate.

You can come to the fore with Slardar in matches where your teammates cannot take on the role of transport. Another classic hero is the Phantom Assassin. It is one of the heroes that most players hate because she deals high burst damage and has a 47.3% win rate.

Dota 2 Ranked Tier List – B Tier

dota 2 ranked tier list
  • Zeus
  • Shadow Demon
  • Chen
  • Invoker
  • Doom Bringer
  • Batrider
  • Ember Spirit
  • Undying
  • Morphling
  • Tidehunter
  • Terrorblade
  • Death Prophet

As the Tier level drops, the hero’s win rates start to decrease. Therefore, we recommend you to be careful if you want to take advantage of the heroes in the B Tier list in ranked matches. Be aware that some heroes can’t be strong because they get nerfed a little bit.

I think the best example for the heroes who are not in their old strength will be Batrider. Although you can reach high attack speed in the game, you still cannot find enough damage in the early game. Likewise, Doom is still a strong mid laner hero, although he is played support in some cases. He is in B in the Dota tier list, especially due to his ultimate. However, despite Doom’s powerful ultimate combo, his win rate is still 41.1%.

Likewise, Morphling is one of the heroes you can play at medium level. Morphling can carry you enough in ranked matches, especially if you enjoy 1vs1 matches like mid lane.

Final Words

If we talk about how important meta is in Dota 2, the most critical point is still team play. So whether you’re playing Dota 2 Tier 1 heroes, if your team doesn’t have synergy, you can’t win no matter what you do. Therefore, in addition to a good hero selection, you will need to support your team with gameplay and discourses that will motivate your team.

Otherwise, the Dota 2 hero Tier list will not make any sense to you. However, be careful to improve yourself, follow the patches and do not choose heroes according to the lane in ranked matches.

Posted by
William Westerlund

William is an author, editor, and an avid gamer with over 10.000 hours in CS:GO (Counter-Strike 2). He also enjoys playing Rust, Dota 2, and TF2 but never became a top 1% player in any of those games.