Hearthstone Battlegrounds is a brand new auto-battling mode within Hearthstone. It’s a new 8-player experience where you pick a hero and try and put together the most powerful board to defeat your enemies. Players are pit against each other in duels until one player reigns supreme.

There are a lot of heroes in this new game, so a good place to start might be learning each of the heroes and their special powers. Professional Hearthstone players have already put together their own tier lists, which can see below.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tier List

To determine the best heroes in Hearthstone Battlegrounds, we’re going to be using a list made by TidesofTime who is the current #1 ranked Hearthstone Battlegrounds player.

  • Best: A.F. Kay, Millificent Manastorm, The Curator
  • Very Good: The Rat King, Patchwerk, Nefarian
  • Good: The Lich King, King Mukla, Infinite Toki, Yogg-Saron, Dancin’ Deryl
  • Medium: Shudderwock, George The Fallen, Lich Baz’Hial, Bartendotron, Trade Prince Gallywix
  • Bad: Patches the Pirate, Pyramad, Queen Wagtoggle, Giantfin
  • Very Bad: Ragnaros, Professor Pesticide, Lord Jaraxxus, The Great Akazamzarak

Here’s another list from a top Hearthstone player named Savjz:

We can see that both players view A. F. Kay and The Curator as the top heroes. Overall both players place several heroes in the same tiers, so there is a bit of general consensus about which heroes are worth picking.

Keep in the mind the game has only been out for about a week, so there’s still a lot of testing to be done and constant changes being made to the game. These lists are subject to change at any time.

Full list of Hearthstone Battlegrounds Heroes

A. F. Kay Passive Hero Power Skip your first two
turns. Start with a minion from Tavern Tier 3 and 4.
Bartendotron Passive Hero Power Reduce the Cost of Tavern Tiers by (1).
Brann Bronzebeard Passive Hero Power After you play a Battlecry minion, give a random    friendly minion +1/+1.
Dancin’ Deryl Passive Hero Power After you sell a minion, randomly give two minions in
Bob’s Tavern +1/+1.
Elise Starseeker Passive Hero Power When you upgrade Bob’s Tavern get a ‘Recruitment Map’.
George the Fallen Hero Power Give a friendly minion Divine Shield.
Infinite Toki Hero Power Refresh Bob’s Tavern. Add a minion from a higher Tavern Tier.
Lord Jaraxxus Hero Power Give your Demons +1/+1.
Nefarian Hero Power At the start of next combat, deal 1 damage to all enemy
minions.
Patches the Pirate Hero Power At the start of next combat, deal 3 damage to two random enemy
minions.
Patchwerk Passive Hero Power Start with 60 Health instead of 40.
Professor Putricide Hero Power At the start of next combat, give your left-most minion +10
Attack.
Pyramad Hero Power Give a random friendly minion +2 Health.
Queen Wagtoggle Hero Power Give a random friendly Mech, Demon, Murloc and Beast +1
Health.
Ragnaros the Firelord Hero Power At the start of next combat, deal 8 damage to two random enemy
minions.
Shudderwock Hero Power Your next Battlecry this turn triggers twice.
Sindragosa Passive Hero Power At the end of your turn, Frozen minions get +1/+1.
Sir Finley Mrrgglton Hero Power Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. After you sell a minion,
refresh this.
The Curator Passive Hero Power Start the game with a 1/1 Amalgam that has all minion
types.
The Great Akazamzarak Hero Power Discover a Secret. Put it into the battlefield.
The Lich King Hero Power At the start of next combat, give your right-most minion
Reborn.
The Rat King Passive Hero Power Whenever you buy a Beast, give it +1/+2. Swaps type
each turn.
Trade Prince Gallywix Hero Power Add a Gold Coin to your hand.
Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End Hero Power Hire a random minion in Bob’s Tavern and give it +1/+1.
Giantfin Hero Power At the start of next combat, give your minions
“Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc.”