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Overwatch – Booster’s Competitive S17 Tier List [UPDATED JULY 2019]

By 27/06/2016Guides

overwatch tier list

The long awaited Overwatch Tier List by the Overwatch boost team is here. Note that this is purely for Solo Que purposes in the 1500-4000 SR range, pure raw strength for playing with random strangers. Some heroes will perform better than their current tier in higher and lower SR ranges.

So without further ado, lets find out who are the best Overwatch heroes…


Tier 1 – These are the best heroes, they are picked in most of the games and they fit almost every team composition.

Tier 2 – If you cannot choose anything from Tier 1, go for Tier 2, these are balanced picks.

Tier 3 – These are not necessarily terrible but they perform worse than the Tier 2 and Tier 1 heroes when not played exceptionally, and may do better in organized team play rather than Solo Queue.

overwatch tier list damage

Tier 1Hanzo, McCree, Soldier:76, Sombra, Bastion

Tier 2Pharah, Mei, Junkrat, Reaper, Doomfist, Torbjorn, Genji, Tracer, Ashe, Symmetra, Widowmaker

Tier 3

overwatch tier list tank

Tier 1 –Orisa, Wrecking Ball, Roadhog

Tier 2 – D.Va, Winston, Reinhardt

Tier 3 – Zarya

overwatch tier list supports

Tier 1 – Mercy, Zenyatta, Ana

Tier 2 – Lucio, Brigitte, Baptiste, Moira

Tier 3 – /

Hero Explanations

Baptiste [Support]
The latest support hero has a great season due to the Bunker composition. Currently balanced tier 2.

Ashe [Damage]
Ashe is the latest hero in game and well well, she’s a balanced pick in Tier 2.

Wrecking Ball [Tank]
Wrecking Ball had a rough start but is now in a great Tier 1 spot.

Brigitte [Support]
Brigitte is amazing tanky support and after some recent changes, she’s now balanced Tier 2.

Moira [Support]
Moira is currently in a balanced shape, tier 2.

Doomfist [Damage]
Doomfist is great on KOTH maps such as Illios, Lijiang Tower, Nepal and Oasis. Currently in balanced shape, Tier 2.

Lucio [Support]
Lucio is one of our Overwatch Leveling experts’ favorite Heroes. He shines when he is played in a pre-made team with coordination. He is quite squishy, his projectiles are pretty wobbly, but his amazing flexibility, versatility and incredible sustain make Lucio a top pick for every team. Recent changes have put him to a balanced Tier 2 spot.

Reinhardt [Tank]
Some people make the argument that Reinhardt doesn’t deserve tier 1 on this list because he needs a strong team if he wants to have a strong effect on the field. That being said, every Overwatch player should be able to see the importance of his glowing shield, and the necessity of hiding behind it. His insanely strong defensive role should be apparent to all who play with him. Try to spend some time to practice your Charge ability – it can feel heavy once it’s activated, and you will want to ensure that you hit your target. We also believe Reinhardt is currentlz Tier 2.

Junkrat [Damage]
Junkrat is one of those Heroes that is best when he has a strong team. Otherwise, he can have limited damage output, no way to gain health in fights, and no special mobility- other than the springboard he gets from bouncing from his traps. He’s one of the best at harassing your enemies- especially when you are waiting for your dead teammates to come back. Currently balanced Tier 2.

Widowmaker [Damage]
A good Widowmaker player will cause the enemy team to have headaches. Unfortunately, when she is zoomed in on the action, she is vulnerable to being picked off by an aggressor. Widowmaker is now Tier 2 of our Overwatch Tier List if you are an expert sniper, but she can be extremely tough to master and isn’t Tier 2 if you cannot handle her.

McCree [Damage]
Our Overwatch boosting team loves to play McCree, but he suffers from his lack of mobility options in battle. You also need very quick reactions to win the duels that you will to find yourself in. Fortunately, his Flashbang grenade is really great for locking down a squishy for a kill, and masters of this Hero can make a huge difference to a team’s fighting power. He is a strong pick in almost every situation where close combat is expected. Right now he’s in a great Tier 1 spot.

Reaper [Damage]
His teleportation skill gives him the ability to sneak behind enemy lines quickly, and he also can put out absurd amounts of damage at close range. But latest changes really hurt him and he’s now in the Tier 2, but our Overwatch Boost experts will let us know if anything changes.

Sombra [Damage]
Sombra requires extreme Team coordination which you do not see often in Solo Queue, also requires some insane skills to shine with her which is overall a bad combo to be climbing alone with. However, she’s currently in great shape and Tier 1.

Mercy [Support]
As much as we enjoy playing Mercy when we are with friends, it is much harder to win when she is played with random teammates. She’s has a fun mix of buffs to play with, but you need to be playing with players who are cognisant enough to know that they are being sustained by said buffs – something that is a lot to ask for in solo queue. Mercy has been buffed recently and is now Tier 1.

D.Va [Tank]
While in general, we are big fans of D.Va, she lost most of her impact because the community started to use her to stack objectives. The most recent set of nerfs – not to mention the changes to her Ultimate charge generation – has not done her any help. She’s still a very balanced pick as Tier 2.

Winston [Tank]
Winston is currently in balanced shape and Tier 2.

Genji [Damage]
We feel that Genji is in a balanced Tier 2 spot, at least for now. Part of his placement in this tier list will depend on your own skill and proficiency at the game, as he is extremely tough to play at a high level. If you can somehow connect his amazing mobility skills and precision aiming, place him at least a tier higher than he currently is in your personal list.

Hanzo [Damage]
Hanzo has a higher skill-cap than the others that you will find within his specific category. He also suffers from a huge lack of escape choices, and so he is easily picked off by the enemy team. Fortunately, his great wall-climbing ability allows him the ability to reach some empty spots, but he needs to choose his focuses carefully once he gets into position, and finish them off fast. Blizzard’s recent buffs have put him in the great Tier 1.

Mei [Damage]
Not only does Mei have a huge truckload of crowd-control to frustrate her enemy team, she also summons a huge wall of ice that gives an extremely annoying barricade for her victims to have to deal with. Her immobilizing Ultimate Ability requires you to have a team who can capitalize on the opportunity. She is in balanced Tier 2.
Pharah [Damage]
Pharah’s sheer ability to destroy opponents from the air by dishing out an absurd amount of damage makes her a really solid pick on some maps. Her extreme mobility allows her to scout out the situation from above, then prioritize most menacing threats to your teammates. A bunch of recent nerf patches have made her just a tiny bit more vulnerable than she had been in the past but our Overwatch Boosting team decided to keep her Tier 2.

Soldier: 76 [Damage]
It’s so tempting to think that Soldier: 76 is just another run-and-gun Hero at first glance – and it’s not an accident that he is the first character you encounter during the tutorial – and yet there is still plenty of mastery to be made here regardless. His DPS is extremely strong, his Sprint ability allows him to return to the thick of battle very quickly, and the group heal can sometimes be the sole difference between victory and an embarrassing group wipe. He is a fantastic all-round fighter who can justify his spot on pretty much any team and map. Excellent Tier 1.

Tracer [Damage]
There was once a time that every Overwatch player on earth would have had Tracer occupy the very highest part of our tier list, but things have changed quite a bit in recent months. Players have learned to play around her rapid re-positioning skills, and although she’s still good at taking out those pesky turrets and Bastions, both Bastion and Torbjorn have realized the immediate danger a Tracer always represents. She’s a pretty twitchy Hero to play as well, skilled players can still shine with her, with enough practice.

Roadhog [Tank]
Roadhog truly excels at frustrating the enemy team, due to his very intimidating presence which comes with a massive health pool. His physical size, along with his regenerating ability, gives him the ability to stay around for an extremely long time as he pokes his opponents or pulls them for a quick smack in the face. He’s a very solid tank that can singlehandedly dictate the course of his battle when played to a high standard.

Symmetra [Support]
There really is a lot to like about Symmetra, she was also reworked to make her better. Unfortunately, as our Overwatch Boosting experts point out, she doesn’t have much for mobility, and her overall weapon range is fairly short. She died in fights pretty fast, and she has a very high skill floor and ceiling. Currently balanced tier 2.

Zarya [Tank]
As a strong Tank Hero, Zarya is as tough as solid nails and makes for an amazing obstacle for her enemy team to deal with. Everything about her screams pure survivability, from her personal shield that provides a massive buff to her health, to her deployed shield that is used to keep her teammates alive a bit longer. However, she does rely on having a solid team to carry her. If your teammates can’t do this, head over for an Overwatch Boost. Her damage output – based on the damage that her shields absorb – is not really that bad either, especially when you take into account her role in the game. However, not in a good spot now balance wise.

Bastion [Damage]
Bastion really loves to move throughout our Tier List. Due to the bunker comp he’s now Tier 1.

Torbjorn [Defense]
There is a good amount of love for Torbjorn out there and it comes for a very good reason. Turrets are sure to provide a huge pain in the neck for your opposing team, and if they lack the knowledge to switch Heroes to neutralize the threat, then you can be sure that they will find themselves trailing all match long. The only problem is that the player base has started to figure out the urgency of eliminating this threat, so he is struggling to fight hard in the current metagame. Fortunately, the bunker comp is doing him good now so he’s balanced Tier 2.

Zenyatta [Support]
Zenyatta is an amazing team support and is now in a great Tier 1 spot.

Ana [Support]
Ana is in a great spot one even though very demanding to play, tier 1!

Orisa [Tank]
Orisa is a great team tank and fairly easy to play, Tier 2 balanced spot.

Thank you for reading our guide. Let us know if you disagree with anything or an update is needed. In case you still want professional help, we offer Premium Overwatch boosting by some of the world’s best players. Get your Placement matches done with a high winrate and start your Season right. 🙂



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