Best Heroes in Top War – Tier List 2023 (with Kum & Hazel)

topwar best heroes tier list january 2023 with kum and hazel

There are load of heroes in Top War and I bet you’re not sure what hero you should spend your books and universal shards on, right?

Well, it can be really tough to prioritize the heroes when it comes to their versatility so I did that for you. Below you will find my tier list where I ranked all heroes based on their stats, their rarity, how strong their skill is and some more factors to give you a good indication what heroes are worth leveling and staring up in Top War and which ones not that much.

Update! I have added the new hero Kum & Hazel

Best Heroes Tier List

Alright, before we jump right into the list I want to give some short annotations:

  • This list is based on my personal opinion as well as on stats, so rather take this list as an indication and not as a fool-proof priority list you should work through from top to bottom.
  • Rarity matters a lot in Top War because SSR rarity heroes can simply take more units into battle. That’s a huge advantage. Also, SSR heroes have a lot better stats overall.

Important! Don’t forget to check back frequently for my list of active gift codes in TopWar here to not miss out on Gems and other nice rewards!

Then let’s just jump into the tier list of heroes:

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  • MaximoS+
    Pro: beyond broken good, I mean he-needs-to-be-fixed good. His buffs are just crazy and will make air force units of any kind go through the roof. Great on offense, great on defense and pretty much everywhere in the game.Con: expensive paid hero and there are chances for him to get fixed, nullified by another upcoming new hero or replaced by a better hero with every update.
  • SelinaS+
    Pro: great buffs, especially for the back row and works great on offense as well as on defenseCon: not in the free rotation and expensive to upgrade and only works well on airforce
  • ServalS+
    Pro: great buffs and stacks, make the above heroes even more skyrocketingCon: not really a con, but also broken and plays along in the meta of Selina and Maximo. I personally think they will make players invest money heavily to run them and then bring new heroes at one point to nullify them (only my gut-feeling). Don't invest as small spender here.
  • ErinyesS+
    Pro: just broken-strong 5-Star and overall insane damage output and boostingCon: like the other S+ heroes here, don't invest unless you invest quite some money into the game, those heroes are meta-shaping and unless you're willing to invest into max and whale, you're wasting your money here. F2P don't even think about her...
  • Kum & HazelS+
    Pro: crazy buffs, just insane and is part of the strongest air force march right out of the boxCon: expensive
  • MegatronS
    Pro: can apply vulnerability himself and combined with others that apply that will be a really viable hero + works on airforce and army setups well and is a very good on offenseCon: well, the obviously limited event(s) to get him...
  • NemoS
    Pro: silence mechanic can turn games and even work well against Maximo, can be used on offense and defense wellCon: can be squishy at times with rng dependency
  • YuuS
    Pro: s faster than Akatora and more frequent infernal attacks and stacks the enemy attack debuff. Good on offense as well as on defenseCon: only works for navy setups as she only buffs navy troops
  • PreycisS
    Pro: can target back row and bring them down a lot quicker than any other. Good on offense as well as on defenseCon: front row triggers skill which makes it sometimes kind of odd in battles. Also no boosts, but that's complaining on a high scale
  • Shinji IkariS
    Pro: works in every branch and every march as none of his kit is specific to any branch. He's basically a plug-and-play hero that you can use with every march for his huge indestructible ability in the first 2 rounds, also impressive stats.Con: limited-time hero from the collab event and expensive
  • Rei AyanamiS
    Pro: works in a couple of navy marches well and can be a better placement than Seaspray. Triggers her skill a lot and if combined right will get a ton of bang.Con: if you replace Seaspray with her it's a high investment for a small improvement
  • KotiyaS
    Pro: with her great buffs and her mechanics she is one of the best heroes and used in the meta marches for navyCon: she'll be more like a whale invest
  • SeasprayA+
    Pro: basically a version of Nereid with much more defensive capabilities and will replace her in the meta soonCon: debatable investment if you have invested in Nereid already, I would only invest in one of them
  • NereidA+
    Pro: great on defense and in her overall kit helpful, with a crazy skill and higher damage potential than AkatoraCon: relies on proc chance that can add some rng to it
  • SakerA+
    Pro: provides HP for the whole team and can be seen as the more defensive counterpart of MegatronCon: low trigger rate and eventually bugged ignite effect (description doesn't have it, but he adds it)
  • CromwellA+
    Pro: outstanding damage with the splash ability and best rage generation. Helpful against Maximo.Con: new hero and therefore huge invest 'only' for being slightly better than Megatron on offense
  • Optimus PrimeA+
    Pro: combined with right heroes gets a good boost, useful for PvP and PvE for defensive situations. His Exclusive LVL 7 is insaneCon: high invest, especially that you will practically need the Exclusive LVL 7 to run him properly
  • SpringfieldA+
    Pro: works really well in a defensive army setupCon: not an attacking hero, so investing just for a defensive setup is questionable
  • BailosA+
    Pro: really high damage and great for offenseCon: not packing the huge punch to make it to the higher tier. I don't want to find something negative just to have something negative here. She's good, but not op and not that great on defense
  • AyaA+
    Pro: great skill with a shield for the front row and additional damage blasts from backlineCon: buffs primarily air force which is not that universally applicable
  • StarscreamA+
    Pro: can be a more offensive replacement for Aya in airforce marchesCon: buffs primarily air force which is not that universal applicable and needs to be unlocked in the limited Transformer events
  • KatushyaA+
    Pro: great damage and can even hold up well with paid heroes of the army type + Free2Play!Con: falls off behind the recently released new heroes, they are simply too strong to keep up with
  • AmaliaA
    Pro: crazy extra drops from her Treasure Compass skill, boosts your progress a ton + amazing attack buff for al unitsCon: expensive paid hero
  • Tian MuA
    Pro: hidden exclusive skill effect that boosts damage of air force VS air force, hero bond value and also Free2PlayCon: only effective against air force
  • BasselA
    Pro: not special but his skill damage boost for navy units is quite strongCon: nothing really outstanding anywhere
  • BradleyA
    Pro: great for your army HP, decent damage when skilled up and and hidden exclusive skill effects army damageCon: not sure if that's really worth the investment looking at the new heroes that have been released recently...
  • VioletA
    Pro: nice extra damage skill that boosts overall damage up with herCon: skill only affects navy units
  • GhostA
    Pro: insane march speed increase and exclusive skill turns him into an executioner with a good bunch of other treatsCon: buggy released and not on all servers, weaker version of Katushya
  • TsuruA
    Pro: nice flat AoE damage skillCon: nothing in particular, she's just not outstanding anywhere
  • AkatoraA
    Pro: still a powerful and viable optionCon: not in the free rotation and expensive to upgrade, needs all attack perks maxed and exclusive skill to be worth it and with all the newer heroes he falls slowly out of the meta.
  • BellevueA
    Pro: eally strong (if looking at it F2P-wise even the best) navy SSR rarity heroes when upgraded well, nice damage output and skill damage and quite easy to levelCon: can be squishy and requires high exclusive skill to be leveled or her damage is not that great
  • VilliersA
    Pro: great attack buff for all unit types and damage reduce buff even working when not deployed. 50 min total per day!Con: not an active hero that makes the difference
  • NimitzA
    Pro: good allround damage navy hero and can even hold up with paid heroes of the navy type, F2P and quite easy to level, especially compared to paid heroesCon: the newer heroes released recently are simply so much stronger that he will slowly decrease in overall viablility in Top War.
  • RockfieldB+
    Pro: great counter to enemies with attack speed advantage, especially navy and a good option for SVS Warzone; also F2PCon: exclusive skill reduces damage to higher-level units
  • MeridaB+
    Pro: can put Sand Table in chaos mode to make them miss by 50% + hidden exclusive skill effect that improves navy training speed by a lotCon: not really viable for anything else
  • 914B+
    Pro: useful burst damage capabilities and ignite proccs can boost damage well. Nearly guaranteed damage and a great counter to attacking enemies that are defending with an attack speed advantageCon: not easy to level and not cheap to get/level
  • DanteB
    Pro: on defense his skill also applies to navy and army unitsCon: skill only affects air force is not beginner friendly and there are actually many better options on the table after early-game
  • BenB
    Pro: nice buff for army troops and the shield against one attack is really strong and can change battles aroundCon: not easy to level and not cheap to get/level and by the time you can, you have way better options (see the tiers above). Wouldn't invest in him but is not a crime using him if you already have done that
  • MeiB
    Pro: hard to rank as she is technically comparable to Optimus PrimeCon: the way she's introduced and how I believe she will fall out of the meta makes me rank her here. Not a good invest for me, tbh.
  • PiedmontB
    Pro: absolutely solid stats and skills and skills can be affected by all troopsCon: require skill to procc, so a little rng heavy hero + can't do anything that the heroes in higher tiers can't
  • BellB
    Pro: nice burst damage against one enemy when skill proccs + great for defense with her enemy DMG reduce debuffCon: require skill to procc, so a little rng heavy hero + can't do anything that the heroes in higher tiers can't
  • SilenceB
    Pro: good damage and can be used with all unit typesCon: damage can be RNG heavy + can't do anything that the heroes in higher tiers can't
  • Shaquile O'NealC+
    Pro: passive (not need to be in battle) stats buff of 5% hitpoints and 5% attack when 5-StarCon: statstick and not useful in battle, simply decor hero and I doubt we need to talk about how much Shaq fits into the game setting of war... a P2W stat-stick, nothing else.
  • Comedy ConsortiumC+
    Pro: passive (not need to be in battle) HP buffCon: dumbest hero design so far in Top War (and we had bad ones before, for sure), useless in battle, passive boost forces all whales etc. to buy it
  • DianaC+
    Pro: amazing for leveling, reduces VIT costs of all dark forces and refugee camp attacks and not required to upgrade to full stars to work greatCon: not useful later
  • ScaramangeC+
    Pro: great for the instant Valhalla units every day, even when not leveled up muchCon: not useful active hero
  • GansoC+
    Pro: his gathering speed is increased as hidden effect on his exclusive skill and he's free from the login calender when you start playing Top WarCon: no active hero to use for battle
  • Lady ZizakC+
    Pro: hidden exclusive skill effect that improves air force training speed by a lotCon: not really useful for active battle
  • TywinC+
    Pro: increased gathering speed as hidden effect on his exclusive skill + good world boss damageCon: not really useful for active battle
  • KuruzoC+
    Pro: great for the instant troops every day, even when not leveled up muchCon: not useful active hero
  • LancesterC+
    Pro: Odinium gather speed increase and hanger capacity increase + 50 free fast repairs for Valhalla units a dayCon: fast repairs only air force only
  • SamC+
    Pro: Con:
  • WadeC+
    Pro: great instant repair only for recruiting himCon: epic so not useful later
  • Kate CurryC+
    Pro: attack speed bonus when defending a resource tileCon: epic so not useful later
  • Li HongyuC
    Pro: You can get her early for 3000 Gems that you have earned back a couple of days later. For that, she's a good starting heroCon: Not useful after early game
  • RamboC
    Pro: easy to get and to upgrade, good secondary hero, especially with Katsuhya with army type + can be used as gathering hero with gathering perksCon: epic so not useful later
  • RicardoC
    Pro: strongest epic air force hero, with strong crit buffCon: epic so not useful later
  • BobC
    Pro: march speed against dark forcesCon: rare hero so not useful at all after early game
  • FloraC
    Pro: gather speed increaseCon: epic so not useful later
  • DelhuyarC
    Pro: gather speed increaseCon: epic so not useful later
  • Ishi TarouC
    Pro: gather speed increaseCon: epic so not useful later
  • Black WidowC
    Pro: gather speed increaseCon: rare hero so not useful at all after early game
  • BumblebeeD+
    Pro: was free to getCon:
  • ArceeD+
    Pro: actually nothingCon: outstanding lack of overall damage so not even her boosts can make up for that and minor attack boost only affects front row, not worth investing at all
  • Arthur HarrisD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • KatrinaD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • Lee YewonD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • AlexD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • GiraD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • FahedD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • SidD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • TeresaD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • Friedman HertzD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • EdwardD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • SauvageD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • NadiaD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • ChloeD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • HartmanD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • ReichsteinD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • SimonD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • HammerD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • Dr. GeroD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,
  • O'NeillD
    Pro: -Con: not in the meta right not or useful as replacement. Don't invest here,

Conclusion

So, that’s all heroes in Top War ranked, if you have questions or think a hero is horrible wrong-graded drop a comment below.

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33 Comments

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  1. I do see you keep this fairly up to date. Regardless of the newsest hero, Nemo, could we get an addition of when the Hero’s skill has been levelled enough to be more effective than another skill that can be equipt?

    Also a second ranking system for PvP Hero’s alone?

  2. Hello, first of all thank you for the great list. Unfortunately I can’t find Nereid even though she was released before Saker, Starscream, Megatron and Acree.

    • Fahed should not be a C rank. Even though they are RNG heavy. When perked, skilled properly and high lvl exclusive skill they are one of the top defensive heros for army.

    • brother, i don’t speak english and i’m using the translator… do you think the Bumblebee that bad? With me he is better than Rambo (when compared using the 2).

  3. I actually think you have a lot of decent info here. You fail to mention a few important things… first of all what the letters mean. What is S? Superior? Is E excellent? I can guess ABC. Also I feel like you must not own Amalia… I wonder if you realize she’s more than just for dropping boxes. 🤔.

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