The team shooter Paladins has continued its stride as one of the best free-to-play games in its genre. Since its release in 2018, the game has introduced a healthy roster of 45 playable characters and a host of gameplay mechanics.
This list will focus on ranking the characters (called Champions) to provide a quick overview at the game’s current meta. This information is valuable to new and returning players alike, so they know which Champions to practice and what optimal team setups are possible.
With that said, let’s go right into the Champions’ tier list for Paladins.
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These are currently the best Champions in the game and will most likely give any player an edge over the opponent team.
|Koga||Flank||Submachine Guns/Hellkite Claws Shadow Step/Skewer Dragon Stance Agility Cyclone Strike (Ultimate)||Adrenaline Junkie Blood Reaper Dragon Fangs|
|Atlas||Front Line||Chrono Cannon Setback Stasis Field Second Chance Exile (Ultimate)||Unstable Fissure Temporal Divide Deja Vu|
|Makoa||Front Line||Cannon Dredge Anchor Shell Shield Shell Spin Ancient Rage (Ultimate)||Pluck Half Shell Leviathan|
|Inara||Front Line||Stone Spear Earthen Guard Impasse Warder’s Field Seismic Crash (Ultimate)||Mother’s Grace Tremors Treacherous Ground|
|Cassie||Damage||Crossbow Disengage Blast Shot Dodge Roll Scout (Ultimate)||Exaction Impulse Big Game|
|Bomb King||Damage||Sticky Bomb Detonate Grumpy Bomb Poppy Bomb King Bomb (Ultimate)||Chain Reaction Royal Subjects Accelerant|
|Barik||Front Line||Blunderbuss Barricade Turret Rocket Boots Dome Shield (Ultimate)||Architectonics Tinkerin Fortify|
Powerful Champions that can match S-Tiers, with the proper team setup of course. Don’t skip these Champions. Their effectivity in battle is still one of the most coveted in the game.
|Imani||Damage||Frost Bolt/Pyre Ball Frost Bomb/Inferno Cannon Elemental Shift Frostfire Glide Dragons Call (Ultimate)||Splitting Ice Pyromania Mana Rift|
|Lian||Damage||Heirloom Rifle Valor Presence Grace Enlightenment (Ultimate)||Alacrity Eminence Precision|
|Viktor||Damage||Assault Rifle Iron Sights Frag Grenade Hustle Barrage (Ultimate)||Cardio Burst Mode Shrapnel|
|Ying||Support||Illusory Mirror Shatter Illusion Dimensional Link Illusory Rift (Ultimate)||Focusing Lens Life Exchange Resonance|
|Seris||Support||Soul Orb Restore Soul Rend Soul Shadow Travel Convergence (Ultimate)||Soul Collector Mortal Reach Agony|
|Androxus||Flank||Revolver Defiance Reversal Nether Step Accursed Arm (Ultimate)||Cursed Revolver Godslayer Defiant Fist|
|Mal’Damba||Support||Spitting Cobra Mending Spirits Gourd Slither Dread Serpent (Ultimate)||Spirit’s Chosen Ripened Gourd Wekono’s Wrath|
|Ash||Front Line||Burst Cannon Kinetic Burst Siege Shield Shoulder Bash Assert Dominance (Ultimate)||Battering Ram Slug Shot Fortress Breaker|
|Fernando||Front Line||Flame Lance Shield Fireball Charge Immortal (Ultimate)||Aegis Scorch Formidable|
|Io||Support||Light Bow Moonlight Guardian Spirit Lunar Leap Begone (Ultimate)||Life Link Goddess’ Blessing Sacrifice|
|Terminus||Front Line||Massacre Axe Calamity Blast Power Siphon Shatterfall Reanimate (Ultimate)||Undying Crush Decimation|
|Khan||Front Line||Heavy Repeater Bulwark Battle Shout Commander’s Grab Overpower (Ultimate)||Lian’s Shield Storm of Bullets Vortex Grip|
These Champions are still viable for any kind of competitive match, but you need a decent amount of practice and team optimization for them to work.
|Strix||Damage||Talon Rifle/Pistol Scope/Flare Quick Switch Stealth Flashbang (Ultimate)||Nocturnal Unauthorize Use Crack Shot|
|Willo||Damage||Wand of Overgrowth Dead Zone Seedling Flutter Fae Flight (Ultimate)||Nightshade Blastflower Scorn|
|Sha Lin||Damage||Long Bow Crippling Arrow Rapid Shot Withdraw Heat Haze (Ultimate)||Desert Silence Recurve Sand Trap|
|Furia||Support||Pyre Blade Kindle Soul Pyre Strike Wings of Wrath Inflame (Ultimate)||Cherish Exterminate Solar Blessing|
|Grover||Support||Throwing Axe Crippling Throw Blossom Vine Whirlwind (Ultimate)||Rampant Blooming Ferocity Deep Roots|
|Jenos||Support||Star Splitter Astral Mark Void Grip Stellar Wind Through Time and Space (Ultimate)||Luminary Binary Star The Power Cosmeum|
|Pip||Support||Potion Launcher Explosive Flask Healing Potion Weightless Evil Mojo (Ultimate)||Mega Potion Catalyst Combat Medic|
|Torvald||Front Line||Gauntlet Nullify Protection Recharge Hyper Beam (Ultimate)||Thanks, Grandpa Direct Current Field Study|
|Drogoz||Damage||Rocket Launcher Fire Spirit Salvo Thrust Dragon Punch (Ultimate)||Combustible Fusillade W.Y.R.M. Jets|
|Kinessa||Damage||Sniper Rifle Sniper Mode Oppressor Mine Transporter Headhunter (Ultimate)||Steady Aim Reposition Eagle Eye|
Champions that have a niche use case. You need significant practice time and smooth teamwork to be able to make these units dominant in battle.
|Evie||Flank||Ice Staff Ice Block Blink Soar Ice Storm (Ultimate)||Over the Moon Snow Globe Wormhole|
|Lex||Flank||Magnums In pursuit Retribution Combat Slide The Law (Ultimate)||Discovery Heroism Death Hastens|
|Talus||Flank||Veracharger Blitz Upper Overcharge Rune of Travel True Power (Ultimate)||Inner Strength Faustian Bargain Nothing Personal|
|Zhin||Flank||Inferno Blade Counter Billow Whirl Spite (Ultimate)||Guillotine Yomi Smolder|
|Raum||Front Line||Hellfire Gatling Ignition Soul Harvest Juggernaut Cataclysm (Ultimate)||Enforcer Earthsplitter Subservience|
|Dredge||Damage||Cursed Howitzer Broadside Harpoon Shortcut Kraken (Ultimate)||Scuttle Hurl Abyss Spike|
These Champions will rarely steal the spotlight in matches. They can be good as side characters that would help the team win but won’t be able to carry the whole squad.
|Tyra||Damage||Auto Rifle Nade Launcher Fire Bomb Hunter’s Mark Crossfire (Ultimate)||Mercy Kill Hunting Party Burn. Monster!|
|Vivian||Damage||Light Machine Gun Precision Sights Deflector Shield Sensor Drone Sentinels (Ultimate)||Suspect Everyone Booby Trap Opportunity in Chaos|
|Ruckus||Front Line||Miniguns Missile Launcher Emitter Advance Hexa Fire||Flux Generator Rocket Barrage Aerial Assault|
|Grohk||Support||Lightning Staff Shock Pulse Healing Totem Ghost Walk Tempest (Ultimate)||Totemic Reward Spirit’s Domain Maelstrom|
|Buck||Flank||Shotgun Net Shot Recovery Heroic Leap Buck Wild (Ultimate)||Ensnare Bulk Up Bounce House|
These Champions would need solid buffs in the future for them to place higher on the list. They seldom get picked in competitive matches because you can’t build around them, nor do their abilities shine.
|Skye||Flank||Wrist Crossbow Poison Bolts Smoke Screen Hidden Time Bomb (Ultimate)||Debilitate Smoke and Dagger Preparation|
|Moji||Flank||Familiar Spit Familiar Spray Magic Barrier Scamper Bon Appetit (Ultimate)||Snack Attack Boom Boom Toot|
|Maeve||Flank||Daggers Pounce Nine Lives Prowl Midnight (Ultimate)||Cat Burglar Street Justice Rogue’s Gambit|
With this list as your guide, you will now be able to strategize which Champions will play well together to earn more wins in matches.