This is my recommended list of the best Heroes in the game. Some of them are good for the crusade, the raids or the Outland Portal and some of them are very strong in the Arena and some are really good for both. These are the Heroes you should invest in, that means: collect soulstones, equip thier items and enchant these items.
Please keep in mind, that from patch to patch Heroes in this list could be changed and they will be not so strong as they are now. The other way around, it could be that now bad Heroes will be get stronger and could be added to this list as the best Heroes.
See my post about decent and bad Heroes, if you missed it.
I marked the Heroes who are good in crusades, raids etc. with PvE (Player versus Environment) and Heroes who are good in arena or grand arena with PvP (Player vs Player). It should be clear, that every Hero is good for PvE aswell.
Updated 06/03/2015 added Ancient Protector
Updated 05/19/2015 added Lunar Guardian, Silencer and Swordmaster
Updated 04/16/2015 added Roles
Updated 04/08/2015 added Poisoned One, added Locations
Updated 03/24/2015 removed Shallows Keeper, added Admiral, Disease Bringer, Ember Blade and Ninja Assassin
Admiral – PvE – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Tank
Very good for every PvE content and particularly at 5 Stars. Great armor, magic resistance, and dodge at high levels with a very useful passive.
Becomes one of the best, if not the best tank in the game once you complete her legendary quest, with one of the highest health pools. Her high Intelligence counters the Arcane Sapper.
– Useful at: Valkyrie Showdown, some Raid Bosses
Ancient Protector – PvE – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Off-Tank/Mage
He starts in a fight as a decent tank, with his entangling roots he can keep melee damage dealer in place like the Arcane Sapper.
With his Ultimate he starts to get really powerful! He moves to the back line and starts placing three types of plants which can deal single and splash damage or refill energy for more plants.
For an Ancient Protector team you really need a good Tank and combined with the armor debuff from Savage One or Leaves Shadow physical buf,f his plants get really strong.
Your team starts with 2 Tanks and transforms into a team with 1 Tank and a powerful damage dealer in the back.
– Useful at: Raid Bosses, Crusade, Ancient Temple
Arcane Sapper – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Assassin
He is very good for arena because he destroys the Back Line.
Only Death Voice and Psychic Sword can counter him.
He has a shield, life steal and teleport all of that makes him very strong.
– Useful at: Core Hero for Arena, Raid Bosses, Cursed City, Ancient Temple
Chaplain – PvE – Rating: 5/5 – Role: Support/Healer
Very good for Crusade and at 5 Stars.
She can crowd control a single enemy and make him fight against his own team. She is the best healer in the game, because of her AoE heal that heals the entire team. A must have Hero.
– Useful at: All Time Rifts, Valkyrie Showdown, Crusades
Cleric – PvE – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Tank/Support/Healer
He is one of the best Heroes in PvE, because he is a strong support tank with heals and protection spells for his team.
The Cleric can tank for a while but the problem is he deals no damage.
He is good for the Crusade and Raids. He will get very powerful with his Legendary Skill.
– Useful at: Raged Blood, Arena, Hard Crusade
Cloud Walker – PvP – Rating: 5/5 – Role: Fighter
He is good for everything and deals very good damage.
The Cloud Walker clones counter the ultimates of some Heroes.
Bad thing is that his Ultimate sometimes hits in the air.
He is the best overall physical DPS in the game.
– Useful at: Burning Phoenix, Arena, Boss Fights
Commando – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Marksman/Support
She is important for everything and needed from level 1-90.
Gives the entire Team a haste, run speed and agility buff.
The Commando also supports the physical and magical team members.
Besides of that she has a crowd control skill that is strong against tanks.
She is easy and fast to get to 5 stars by Crusade Dragon Points.
– Useful at: Core Hero for Arena for the most time, Valkyrie Showdown
Death Knight – PvE – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Tank/Healer
He is definitely the best tank for the Crusade and this is what makes him one of the best Heroes for PvE.
The Death Knight can heal and prevent damage to the group with his Ultimate.
He is very strong in high level with purple items. He performs well in combination with the Death Mage.
– Useful at: Raged Blood, Hard Crusade, Arena
Death Mage – PvE – Rating: 5/5 – Role: Mage
She belongs to the best Heroes, because she is good for the crusade and deals a lot of damage.
She can heal herself with her Ultimate and is able to tank the Crusade alone.
She deals Massive damage at high level and 5 stars. The Death Mage scales incredibly well with her orange gear.
– Useful at: Crashed Hill, All Time Rifts, Lord of the Caves, some Raid Bosses
Disease Bringer – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role – Mage/Off-Tank
He will get very good at end game content and PvE. In hard mode crusade and level 90 arena once you have enough tanks and healing around him to get off his ultimates and stay alive. His inferno tank helps in every situation in the game.
– Useful at: Core Hero for Robot Fighter and Raged Blood, Hard Crusade
Drunken Master – PvP – Rating: 3,5/5 – Role: Tank
He is a very good alternative tank, very tanky at 4-5 stars and the highest physical attack Tank.
His drunken haze skill is huge against physical teams however, especially when combined with other blinding effects.
– Useful at: Arena, Burning Phoenix, Cursed City,
Ember Blade – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Fighter
He has massive AoE damage that works best against clumped targets like teams with mirror images, good crowd control too. Extremely strong arena character but really needs some assistance to dominate end game arena. His ultimate helps keep him alive and he’s annoying to finish off. He’s an area damage dealer compared to FD. He’s difficult to counter, he’s squishy overall but crowd control can block the skills he uses to stay alive.
– Useful at: Ancient Temple, Cursed City, Arena
Fallen Dominion – PvP – Rating: 4,5/5 – Role: Fighter
The Fallen Dominion is very strong at 5 Stars and a good alternative as a melee fighter. The possibility to use his ultimate with half energy makes him strong in the Arena. High sustained damage, an ultimate that turns him from melee to ranged, makes him immune to crowd control effects.
– Useful at: Arena, he is dominating the Arena at the moment
Imperial Executioner – PvP – Rating: 3,5/5 – Role: Mage
He is very good at 5 Stars. The Imperial Executioner has a strong crowd control skill and Ultimate. He will get very strong with his Legendary Skill.
– Useful at: Arena, Raid Bosses, Lord of the Caves
Iron Hoof – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Tank
He is very tanky and a good alternative tank. Iron Hoof can resist the crowd control skill from the Commando what makes him strong in the Arena, because nearly everybody uses the Commando. He is very competitive even without his legendary quest.
What he is good for is that he’s better than Admiral for a 4 mage team or a very defensively challenged team as Admiral doesn’t have that shield that takes damage off the squishies.
– Useful at: Arena, Raid Bosses
Lunar Guardian – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Marksman/Support
After being rated as a decent Hero for a long time at level 90 she comes back in a big way. The most dangerous teams involve weak Mages in the back, often behind strong Tanks. The best way to beat these teams is to bypass the tank, melt the back line Heroes and Lunar Guardian has an AoE auto-Attack, a team buff and can push back row damage to the point where it can make a difference.
– Useful at: Arena, Cursed City, Valkyrie Showdown, Raid Boss 13, Non-Boss Raid
Machinist – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Mage
He joins the best Heroes for PvP, because his very good Ultimate destroys the front and middle line.
He has physical and magic damage which is used by his very good damage skills. He is a very cheap hero, you can 5 star with bronze chest alone.
The premier magic DPS, his ultimate shreds the front line and clones are a little defense against him. He’s not as good as the best physical DPS like FD/EB, because he isn’t nearly as survivable. He is also a little stronger than most magic heroes against Arcane Sapper since his laser attack almost always hits Arance Sapper right in the face.
– Useful at: Lord of the Caves, Arena, Crashed Hill, Raid Boss 13 to break the shield
Mystic – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Mage/Support
He is a must have for the Crusade and the Arena.
The Mystic is not so good for the Outland Portal.
He has very good Ultimate damage.
Works very well on magic teams, especially with Old Curse.
He gives anybody in the team additional energy.
His crowd control skill that blinds, is good versus melees or melee attacks, like from the War Chief, what can really change a battle.
– Useful at: Arena, Hard Crusade, Crashed Hill, All Time Rifts, Lord of the Caves
Ninja Assassin – PvP – Rating: 4,5/5 – Role: Assassin
You will not win raid damage meter without him, dominant in arena especially when backed by 4 healers. He starts the fight as a bad ranged damage dealer but once he activates his Ultimate he teleports to the Back Line he starts to hit super hard and fast with some high Crits.
– Useful at: Arena, Raid Bosses
Old Curse – PvP – Rating: 4,5/5 – Role: Mage
He is one of the best damage dealer in Heroes Charge and a must have.
He can crowd control a whole team and has very strong AoE damage.
Old Curse works very well with 2 tanks, so he can charge up his energy.
– Useful at: Hard Crusade, Non-Boss Raid, Mid-Level Arena
Poisoned One – PvE – Rating: 4/5 – Role:
Flying creature with the highest damage DOT and an armor debuff.
Poisoned One only needs enough gear to survive full screen AoE damage as his damage comes from skills, not gear and he has excellent positioning. If you are lucky enough to get his 3 star card definitely invest in him for Outland portal alone.
– Useful at: Core Hero for Robot Fighter and Northern Dragon, Raid Bosses
Psychopath – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Tank
He is one of the best tanks in the high levels.
The Psychopath gives the team a haste buff.
He has a ton of HP in late game and with his ‘Elder Strenght’ skill it is very hard to kill him.
He counters the Arcane Sapper, because he is an intelligence Hero and the Arcance Sapper will teleport on him instant to the weak mages in the Back Line.
His new and amazing Legendary Skill greatly improves his rotation.
– Useful at: Raid Bosses, Arena, Lord of the Caves, Robot Fighter
Rifleman – PvE – Rating: 4/5
He belongs to the best Heroes in PvE, because he is very good for Raids, especially at 5 Stars. In the Raids the Back Line doesn’t take damage very often and because of that, you can use his ‘Stimulant’ skill every time it is ready.
– Useful at: Raid Bosses, Cursed City, Crashed Hill, Burning Phoenix
Silencer – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Mage
His damage is average and he is very weak to AoE damage.
He’s the glue that holds many of the strongest teams together, and is strong on physical, magical, and mixed teams. He literally belongs on almost any team and so he is often used on top arena teams. He doesn’t look that strong on paper, but most teams are better when he’s on them. Very good survivable and very disruptive. His damage isn’t subject to dodge.
– Useful at: Raid Bosses, Arena
Shadowleaf – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Marksman
She is very good for Arena with her buffs and silence skill.
She is one of the best choices for the Back Line.
Her frost arrow scales incredibly well with in end game gear and can work as an interrupt against many moves. You can get her easy to 5 stars using bronze chest.
– Useful at: Arena, Raid Bosses, Cursed City, Burning Phoenix, Valkyrie Showdown
Shadow Shaman – PvP – Rating: 3,5/5 – Role: Mage/Support
He is one of the best Heroes, because he really can change the game, he makes the game long, sustain is all about him.
‘Vayne’s Blessing’ is a very good skill and also his ‘Weave’ skill.
He is very good at 5 Stars and in the high levels.
– Useful at: Raid Bosses, Raged Blood, Cursed City
Succubus – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Mage
Her scream is a very strong AoE.
If she uses scream on low health targets and kills them, she can scream again very soon, because she gets a lot of energy back.
Her dodge is very good and she disables the Ultimates of her enemies with her Ultimate. She is a lot better than Wind Master and has a damage over time skill, which is good against the Robot Fighter in the Outland Portal.
– Useful at: Crushed Hill, Arena, Hard Crusade
Swordmaster – PvP – Rating: 4/5 – Role: Fighter
He is a very strong melee fighter. His Ultimate ‘Dagger Dance’ makes him very strong, because he is immune to anything while performing it. His group heal ‘Protector’ is also very good in case your team gets hit by AoE damage.
In some situations he is able to play the tank role with healing support or shields like from the Frost Mage.
– Useful at: Raid Bosses, Outland Portal (Raged Blood & Burning Phoenix), Time Rift, Trials (Cursed City)
Vengence Spirit – PvP – Rating: 3,5/5 – Role: Mage
She joins the best Heroes, because she has a very strong crowd control skill, which stuns the entire enemy team. She deals major area damage and she uses her Ultimate more often thanks to her energy drain.
Vengence Spirit works very well with every magic Hero, like Old Curse.
– Useful at: Arena, Valkyrie Showdown, Cursed City, Dwarf Arsenal, Ancient Temple, Hard Crusade
War Chief – PvP – Rating: 4,5/5 – Role: Tank
He is the best tank for everything and a must have.
He has two lifes in every fight, when he dies he gets back to life once again.
War Chief has a single target stun and his damage output is very good, particularly his ‘Power Swing’ skill.
Warchief kind of seems second best at everything. He’s probably the best tank for a pure physical offensive team, but those teams really aren’t that strong right now. He’s got some decent durability and his life steal aura matters, and he deals good damage.
– Useful at: Mid-Level Arena Level 51-80, but starts to wear off at Level 90