Idle Heroes Best Heroes Tier List (All Modes) December 2022

idle heroes best heroes tier list december 2022

Maxing out a hero in Idle Heroes is a long process and you only want to contribute that effort for the best heroes that are worth it in the long ring, right? We have developed a tier list here that will show you how viable and useful a hero is in Idle Heroes, both PvE (all the different game modes) and PvP.

The viability of a hero in PvE most circles around maximizing the damage you will deal with 3-4 damage dealers in your team and 2-3 support heroes that will boost the damage of your damage dealers by break/reduce armor as well as adding burn/bleed synergy and survivability.

In PvP there’s more a focus on disruption and preventing active skills of the enemy team as you want to shut them down as effectively as you can. Also support heroes that will help your team to stay alive effectively are rated high in the PvP section of the tier list.

The total rating is a mix of PvP and PvE and you will also find some additional ratings how a hero performs in the different PvE game modes to help you make your decisions.

Important! Also don’t miss checking out my frequently updated list of active gift codes here, normally you will find at least one active code here that will give you extra Gems and Summon Scrolls that are handy in working on your heroes.

And a last note before we get into the list, if you’re not sure what monsters are worth running as pets, check out my updated ranking here.

The Best Heroes In Idle Heroes

All heroes are ranked from S (Superior) over A (strong) to D (worst).

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  • Doom Terminator Vulcan
    not ranked so far as just releasedAspen Dungeon: Tower: Seal Land: Vortex: PvP: Best Monsters
  • Scarlet Queen HaloraS+
    Sword Flash Xia is one of the top PvE solo damage dealers in Idle Heroes and strong with AoE, dodge, counterattacks etc. Can do Seal Land 25 and also top-notch viable in the other game modes. Should be your first transcendent hero to build!Aspen Dungeon: STower: S+Seal Land: SVortex: SPvP: SBest Monsters
  • Fairy Queen VesaS+
    Fairy Queen Vesa is right now the most well-rounded hero in Idle Heroes and shines in every game mode. Her shields paired with healing just make her so versatile that there is no discussion that she is the hero you want to run, also with Aspen Dungeon Purgatory.Aspen Dungeon: S+Tower: SSeal Land: SVortex: A+PvP: SBest Monsters
  • Sword Fish XiaS
    Sword Flash Xia is one of the top PvE solo damage dealers in Idle Heroes and strong with AoE, dodge, counterattacks etc. Can do Seal Land 25 and also top-notch viable in the other game modes. Should be your first transcendent hero to build!Aspen Dungeon: STower: S+Seal Land: A+Vortex: SPvP: SBest Monsters
  • Lord of Fear AspenA+
    Lord of Fear Aspen is a great pick to get you to Seal Land 25 in Dark and a lot of utility overall with a nice fear. Synergize well with Star Wing Jahra.Aspen Dungeon: A+Tower: SSeal Land: A+Vortex: A+PvP: A+Best Monsters
  • Mystic Fairy FreyaA+
    Notable here is that her dodge effect is really making Seal Land 28+ a lot easier but not overly great in Aspen Dungeon Purgatory.Aspen Dungeon: STower: A+Seal Land: A+Vortex: APvP: A+Best Monsters
  • Asmodal the DauntlessA+
    Asmodal the Dauntless is a very good PvE damage dealer and also good PvP burst damage dealer. Crazy crits. But ranked him lower now and should be one of the later transcendence heroes to build.Aspen Dungeon: STower: A+Seal Land: SVortex: B+PvP: ABest Monsters
  • Star Wing JahraA+
    Star Wing Jahra with her cc gives your team a lot of viability and one of the best PvE damage dealer and useful for many PvP teams as well. She can lock down an entire team all the way if used right but you need a lot of actives on her to make that happen. Not great at Seal Land compared to the other heroes in this tier.Aspen Dungeon: A+Tower: SSeal Land: B+Vortex: SPvP: A+Best Monsters
  • Sun Devourer EosA+
    Sun Devourer Eos falls a little off at Seal Land 25+ but really shines when you have Melodic Strings on her and she really packs a punch and hits like a truck.Aspen Dungeon: STower: A+Seal Land: B+Vortex: B+PvP: SBest Monsters
  • Bloodtide Queen AraneaA+
    Loads of burn applied with the team healing. The way the percentages and multipliers work here can be crazy and change her for op to mediocre so lets see where meta will drag here, but no early invest for sureAspen Dungeon: A+Tower: A+Seal Land: AVortex: APvP: ABest Monsters
  • EloiseA
    Eloise is one of the best solo Seal Land hero, one of the best E5 heroes to build first and you will use her from first day to end game. Also viable for the newer PvE game modes.Aspen Dungeon: BTower: SSeal Land: SVortex: APvP: B+Best Monsters
  • Holmes YoungA
    Holmes Young is ranked higher than the transcendence one?! Yes, because he can do so great in Seal Land 20 as he is a real damage dealer while Star Alchemist Holmes Young turns more into some crowd control type of her.Aspen Dungeon: B+Tower: A+Seal Land: A+Vortex: B+PvP: A+Best Monsters
  • DrakeA
    Drake gained a lot value recently. and will bump out insane damage numbers, synergizes well with Sword Flash Xia, has great dodge and performs great in PvP as well. Rating now lower due to Star Expedition and Aspen Dungeon Purgatory where he does not perform that well.Aspen Dungeon: BTower: ASeal Land: AVortex: SPvP: SBest Monsters
  • Lord of Death AzraelA
    Lord of Dying, Fan of Death, there are many nicknames this hero already got and the whole kit feels kind of weird and something is always missing to make him really great.Aspen Dungeon: ATower: ASeal Land: B+Vortex: B+PvP: SBest Monsters
  • Star Swordsman MockmanA
    Almost zero sustain and also the damage is quite questionale, there are just so much better transendence heroes available...Aspen Dungeon: B+Tower: B+Seal Land: S+Vortex: BPvP: B+Best Monsters
  • RoganA
    Rogan is one of the best support heroes with the beginning buffs and is useful in almost any game mode. Assassins are getting more and more powerful in the current meta so he deserves this tier for sure. Rating now lower due to Star Expedition and Aspen Dungeon Purgatory where he does not perform that well.Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: ASeal Land: AVortex: SPvP: SBest Monsters
  • TixB+
    Tix is really hard to rank. In the current snapshot of Idle Heroes when only looking at the latest versions of all game modes, Tix is not that great anymore and for that reason I dropped him in tiers in the previous updates of the tier list already. Still, one of the craziest early-game heroes and long-term heroes in Idle Hero.Aspen Dungeon: ATower: ASeal Land: B+Vortex: B+PvP: BBest Monsters
  • Star Alchemist Holmes YoungB+
    Star Alchemist Holmes Young is, I am sorry to say, the worst of the transcendence heroes in Idle Heroes right now and for that reason I have him here in the tier list. That does not mean he is bad in an overall context, but mind that when you plan what transcendence hero(es) you will invest first/next in your account. The ""regular"" Holmes Young is ranked higher because he is a real damage dealer while Star Alchemist Holmes Young is more of a crowd control her.Aspen Dungeon: B+Tower: ASeal Land: BVortex: B+PvP: A+Best Monsters
  • SherlockB+
    Sherlock is making a comeback in PvE meta and can solo Seal Land 25 and I believe he will be a hero you want to have in your account for a long time to come.Aspen Dungeon: ATower: BSeal Land: A+Vortex: DPvP: ABest Monsters
  • PennyB+
    Penny is a very solid PvE damage and can do Aspen Dungeon Death 100 on her own and solo Seal Land 20 and annihilates in the early game big time. Still, needed to rank her lower now compared to other heroes as she drops off quite fast compared to them nowadays.Aspen Dungeon: ATower: B+Seal Land: B+Vortex: C+PvP: BBest Monsters
  • CarrieB+
    Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: BSeal Land: B+Vortex: APvP: A+Best Monsters
  • XiahouB+
    Xiahou has to be always used as 2x in your team, never run only one in your team or this rating here is not correct!Aspen Dungeon: CTower: B+Seal Land: AVortex: C+PvP: A+Best Monsters
  • WaldeckB+
    Waldeck can do Seal Land 20 done and okay synergy in end-game PvP meta right now but lacks other PvE uses.Aspen Dungeon: BTower: BSeal Land: AVortex: C+PvP: B+Best Monsters
  • FreyaB
    Aspen Dungeon: BTower: BSeal Land: AVortex: CPvP: B+Best Monsters
  • ElyviaB
    Elyvia with her aura and shrink is helpful as 5-Star support but really only late-game use is Tower and Seal Land 21+.Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: B+Seal Land: AVortex: B+PvP: C+Best Monsters
  • AspenB
    Aspen works great for Seal Land with enough support and good in Aspen Dungeon. Solid mid-game hero overall.Aspen Dungeon: B+Tower: BSeal Land: SVortex: CPvP: DBest Monsters
  • EosB
    Eos is super average everywhere with no real mode where Eos is shining.Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: B+Seal Land: B+Vortex: BPvP: B+Best Monsters
  • Amen--RaB
    Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: B+Seal Land: B+Vortex: B+PvP: BBest Monsters
  • InosukeB
    Aspen Dungeon: BTower: BSeal Land: AVortex: C+PvP: C+Best Monsters
  • RussellB
    Aspen Dungeon: BTower: B+Seal Land: AVortex: CPvP: CBest Monsters
  • VulcanB
    Pretty much Russel 2.0 and clear Seal Land 20 and then only use for transendence version.Aspen Dungeon: BTower: B+Seal Land: AVortex: CPvP: CBest Monsters
  • GarudaB
    Garuda can do Seal Land 20 all by herself with imprints, good early PvP but not that good later. Overall good PvE damage dealer. Unfortunately, she falls off later in the game quite a bit.Aspen Dungeon: BTower: B+Seal Land: B+Vortex: D+PvP: BBest Monsters
  • AidaB
    Aida is good for Aspen Dungeon and Tower but not viable somewhere else. For that reason, I also adjusted her tier a little lower in the recent update.Aspen Dungeon: BTower: BSeal Land: BVortex: CPvP: BBest Monsters
  • IthaquaB
    Ithaqua is, although the best PvE damage dealer and useful, there are better Shadow Faction alternative heroes that are just more viable in multiple game modes so I needed to rank Ithaqua lower.Aspen Dungeon: B+Tower: BSeal Land: B+Vortex: C+PvP: DBest Monsters
  • DelaciumB
    Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: B+Seal Land: B+Vortex: BPvP: DBest Monsters
  • IgnisC+
    Ignis Great for Seal Land 21-30 pushes even at 9- or 10-Star for your main carry and E5 for Seal Land 25 pushes. Also viable in Vortex.Aspen Dungeon: DTower: BSeal Land: B+Vortex: A+PvP: B+Best Monsters
  • AndreaC+
    Andrea Good support hero and good in what he does. The problem is that this is not needed in every game mode so I ranked him a little lower compared to his previous position. Good in PvP.Aspen Dungeon: CTower: C+Seal Land: BVortex: CPvP: ABest Monsters
  • MoraxC+
    Aspen Dungeon: BTower: B+Seal Land: BVortex: D+PvP: DBest Monsters
  • NatashaC+
    Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: BSeal Land: BVortex: D+PvP: CBest Monsters
  • FloraC+
    Flora is basically okay everywhere but good in Aspen Dungeon getting to Death 100. Can do solo Seal Land but requires a ton of investment in imprinting. Decent cc.Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: C+Seal Land: B+Vortex: D+PvP: D+Best Monsters
  • Unimax-3000C+
    Unimax-3000 not outstanding and okay in Tower. Okay utility support hero.Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: B+Seal Land: C+Vortex: DPvP: D+Best Monsters
  • Faith BladeC+
    Faith Blade used to be really strong but has been falling off. Can get you through Aspen Dungeon Death 100 and also Seal Land 20 is possible with upgraded staff but is squishy like crazyAspen Dungeon: B+Tower: C+Seal Land: C+Vortex: DPvP: DBest Monsters
  • FionaC+
    Fiona is a solid support hero and useful in all cheese setups but as Inosuke, her mechanics got changed so her shields are not that strong anymore. Still okay PvE damage and a tenant for Sword Flash Xia.Aspen Dungeon: DTower: C+Seal Land: BVortex: CPvP: BBest Monsters
  • GloriaC+
    Gloria has some viability but actually nothing where she stands out. Still, her cc is good and her damage is solid.Aspen Dungeon: D+Tower: C+Seal Land: BVortex: CPvP: CBest Monsters
  • CthugaC
    Cthuga is good at clearing Seal Land 20 and Aspen Dungeon. Not useful later in Idle Heroes.Aspen Dungeon: C+Tower: CSeal Land: B+Vortex: D+PvP: DBest Monsters
  • HorusC
    Horus is good earlier and mid-game of Idle Heroes and can do Seal Land 20 quite well and is a solid PvE damage dealer and also can do some tanking. Falls off later in the game more and more compared to other heroes so I also lowered his tier.Aspen Dungeon: CTower: C+Seal Land: B+Vortex: DPvP: DBest Monsters
  • PhorcysC
    Aspen Dungeon: CTower: CSeal Land: BVortex: DPvP: CBest Monsters
  • AraneaC
    Aspen Dungeon: CTower: CSeal Land: BVortex: DPvP: CBest Monsters
  • OnkirimaruC
    Onkirimaru has a weird revive with the requisite not hitting often, not recommend investing much.Aspen Dungeon: CTower: D+Seal Land: BVortex: DPvP: BBest Monsters
  • AzraelC
    Aspen Dungeon: CTower: D+Seal Land: BVortex: DPvP: BBest Monsters
  • MockmanC
    Aspen Dungeon: CTower: C+Seal Land: CVortex: D+PvP: CBest Monsters
  • KroosC
    Kroos is actually kind of solid in some cases. Cool stun, useful in early/mid game in Idle Heroes PvP.Aspen Dungeon: DTower: DSeal Land: BVortex: DPvP: A+Best Monsters
  • NakiaC
    Nakia with her slow ability, not good at Tower, Seal Land or Aspen Dungeon and not much damage, potentially can do Seal Land 20 with the right setup and artifacts.Aspen Dungeon: D+Tower: D+Seal Land: B+Vortex: DPvP: DBest Monsters
  • SajaD+
    Aspen Dungeon: D+Tower: CSeal Land: D+Vortex: D+PvP: CBest Monsters
  • TaraD+
    Tara can now get Seal Land 20 done with enough imprints and seals can be somewhat powerful. Anyway, still not a hero you want to give much attention to.Aspen Dungeon: CTower: D+Seal Land: C+Vortex: DPvP: DBest Monsters
  • JahraD+
    Jahra is, unlike her Transcendence version, absolutely not worth building.Aspen Dungeon: CTower: D+Seal Land: CVortex: DPvP: D+Best Monsters
  • XiaD+
    Xia is not really good at anything, medium damage, not great support but can do Seal Land 20 and useful for conversion laterAspen Dungeon: CTower: DSeal Land: BVortex: DPvP: DBest Monsters
  • OberonD+
    Aspen Dungeon: BTower: D+Seal Land: DVortex: DPvP: DBest Monsters
  • ValentinoD+
    Aspen Dungeon: DTower: CSeal Land: D+Vortex: D+PvP: D+Best Monsters
  • AnnabelleD+
    Annabelle is a Good supporter for Seal Land and not specifically bad but also not needed.Aspen Dungeon: DTower: DSeal Land: CVortex: D+PvP: C+Best Monsters

Conclusion

Well, that’s the current tier list for Idle Heroes as I see it but, of course, some positioning are debatable. I’d love to discuss in the comments but before you drop angry comments, please mind that the positioning is not just on the different game modes and the ranking inside a tier is not that crazy different when it comes to the priority they heroes have.


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    • Fat Mu would probably be an “E” or “F” for both PVE and PVP

      (not fast food….but moreso perhaps gourmet food…he’s definitely food though)

  1. Really useful information! Thank you for publishing this, I’m hoping it will help my game a lot! Just curious, Valk not even making the list anymore? She used to be top tier, I know she’s not that great anymore but damn lol

    • You’re not missing out. Most current tier lists don’t include Valkyrie anymore, however, I have seen her on 3 lists today. They each rated her as “C”.

  2. Thank you for this tier list. It is really informative and is helping to build a good team from the beginning. I’ve only just now built my first E5 Inosuke so I’m planning my second.

  3. The heroes mentioned are elite heroes only – anything less than that is not worth mentioning because you really should not be using them.

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