Dota 2 Season 3 Hero Tier List

Season three of DOTA 2 is in high gear right now. With that in mind, let's take a look at how all the heroes stack up.

Season 3 of the massive MOBA Dota 2 is now in full swing. With that in mind, it’s time to take a look at which heroes are dominating and which ones are being left in the proverbial dust.

Dota 2 first hit shelves back in 2013. Developed by Valve Corporation, Dota 2 is a follow up to the Warcraft III mod that later became known as Defense of the Ancients. Now, however, Dota 2 has taken on an identity all its own.

With a thriving pro league and a massive audience of fervent players, Dota 2 has been garnering more and more attention through the years. With season three of the exciting MOBA having just launched this year, things are only getting more exciting. Before you jump into the new season, however, take a quick look at our tier list to see how all the heroes are stacking up.

Tier List Descriptions

  • Tier S — These heroes are incredibly strong. Often targets of first pick or first ban, these heroes are powerful in almost any situation.
  • Tier A — These heroes are somewhat stronger than the average character. Consequently, these heroes often see steady use in the current meta.
  • Tier B — Balanced and fair, these heroes are capable and effective. While not the toughest of the bunch, these heroes still see steady use in the meta and can be used to the player’s advantage.
  • Tier C — These heroes demand high levels of skill in order to be used effectively. While not inherently bad characters, these heroes are generally only used situationally.
  • Tier D —  The least often picked or banned, these heroes are generally believed to be the weakest. Consider avoiding these characters in favor of higher ranking heroes.

Dota 2 Season 3 Hero Tier List

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  • Elder Titan
  • Keeper of the Light
  • Lich
  • Lifestealer
  • Magnus
  • Sven


  • Brewmaster
  • Chaos Knight
  • Dark Seer
  • Dazzle
  • Doom
  • Ember Spirit
  • Earth Spirit
  • Grimstroke
  • Juggernaut
  • Kunkka
  • Luna
  • Monkey King
  • Nature’s Prophet
  • Oracle
  • Outworld Devourer
  • Pangolier
  • Pugna
  • Razor
  • Terrorblade
  • Tiny
  • Troll Warlord


  • Anti-Mage
  • Batrider
  • Beastmaster
  • Centaur Warrunner
  • Chen
  • Crystal Maiden
  • Dark Willow
  • Enchantress
  • Enigma
  • Faceless Void
  • Huskar
  • Jakiro
  • Legion Commander
  • Lone Druid
  • Medusa
  • Meepo
  • Morphling
  • Nyx Assassin
  • Phantom Assassin
  • Phoenix
  • Puck
  • Riki
  • Rubick
  • Shadow Demon
  • Slardar
  • Tidehunter
  • Timbersaw
  • Tusk
  • Undying
  • Ursa
  • Viper
  • Visage
  • Winter Wivern


  • Ancient Apparition
  • Axe
  • Bane
  • Bloodseeker
  • Clinkz
  • Clockwerk
  • Death Prophet
  • Disruptor
  • Dragon Knight
  • Drow Ranger
  • Gyrocopter
  • Leshrac
  • Lina
  • Lion
  • Lycan
  • Naga Siren
  • Necrophos
  • Night Stalker
  • Ogre Magi
  • Phantom Lancer
  • Queen of Pain
  • Sand King
  • Shadow Fiend
  • Shadow Shaman
  • Slark
  • Spectre
  • Spirit Breaker
  • Templar Assassin
  • Tinker
  • Underlord
  • Vengeful Spirit
  • Warlock
  • Weaver
  • Zeus


  • Abaddon
  • Alchemist
  • Arc Warden
  • Bristleback
  • Broodmother
  • Bountyhunter
  • Earthshaker
  • Invoker
  • Io
  • Mirana
  • Omniknight
  • Pudge
  • Silencer
  • Skywrath Mage
  • Sniper
  • Storm Spirit
  • Techies
  • Treant Protector
  • Venomancer
  • Windranger
  • Witch Doctor
  • Wraith King

Note: The hero Mars was just recently made available to play. Consequently, the playable character has not been included within this season’s tier list.

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