Mobile Legends tier list (January 2024) - best heroes for ranked


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January 26, 2024: Cici is now added to our Mobile Legends tier list.

How's the Mobile Legends tier list looking these days? In five years, Mobile Legends has amassed a character roster of over 100 unique brawlers for players to choose from. The selection ensures each 12-18 minute match is unique, but like any other competitive game, a meta eventually emerges, setting the stage for the tier list below.

Though any hero will get the job done in the right hands, meta picks and characters that tier well will generally have a higher average win rate regardless of who controls them. So it's not concrete and can shift with balance patches, but knowing rough placements can help win matches.

But before we get into the finer details, think about checking out our tier list hub for your favourite games. Additionally, for recommendations, check out our Genshin Impact tier list and AFK Arena tier list for two massive mobile games. We've also got a Wild Rift tier list for the League of Legends spin-off.

Khaleed sits high on the general Mobile Legends tier list.
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Mobile Legends tier list - every hero ranked

Meta Mobile Legends heroes for January 2024

Hero
Role
Tank
Tigreal, Grock, Fredrinn, Akai, Franco, Minotaur, Johnson, Gatotkaca, Hylos, Uranus, Belerick, Khufra, Baxia, Atlas, Barats, Gloo, Edith, Novaria, Nolan
Fighter
Khaleed, Roger, Paquito, Yu Zhong, Balmond, Alucard, Bane, Zilong, Freya, Chou, Sun, Alpha, Ruby, Hilda, Lapu-Lapu, Argus, Jawhead, Martis, Kaja, Aldous, Leomord, Thamuz, Minsitthar, Badang, Guinevere, Terizia, X.Borg, Dyrroth, Masha, Silvanna, Luo Yi, Khaleed, Phoveus, Aulus, Yin, Julian, Arlott, Cici
Marksman
Ixia, Edith, Granger, Layla, Melissa, Natan, Roger, Miya, Bruno, Clint, Moskov, Karrie, Irithel, Lesley, Hanabi, Claude, Kimmy, Wanwan, Popoi and Kupa, Brody, Beatrix
Mage
Valentina, Eudora, Harley, Kagura, Lylia, Pharsa, Alice, Nana, Gord, Cyclops, Aurora, Vexana, Odette, Zhask, Valir, Chang'e, Vale, Lunox, Harith, Kadita, Esmerelda, Cecilion, Yve, Xavier
Support
Mathilda, Rafaela, Lolita, Estes, Diggie, Angela. Faramis, Carmilla, Floryn
Assassin
Aamon, Wukong, Ling, Saber, Joy, Karina, Fanny, Hayabusa, Natalia, Yi Sun-shin, Lancelot, Helcurt, Gusion, Selena, Hanzo, Ling, Benedetta

So although Mobile Heroes splits its many characters into distinct roles, some characters are simply better all-rounders than others. The characters on this particular tier list are those that feature heavily in the current meta.

However, you're free to play any hero you'd like in the current season, but those featured above are more commonly seen for one reason or another. This subsequently suggests they're more likely to increase your odds of winning the match with enough practice.

Tigreal is a high-ranking tank on the Mobile Legends tier list.
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Mobile Legends tank tier list - best tank heroes

Tier
Hero
S
Tigreal, Fredrinn, Khufra
A
Barats, Edith, Akai, Alice, Atlas, Esmeralda, Gatotkaca, Gloo, Lolita, Minotaur, Uranus,
B
Balmond, Baxia, Franco, Hilda, Hylos, Khufra
C
Grock, Ruby, Johnson
D
Belerick

So tanks are obviously bulky, durable brawlers who, after training up in the field, take their position at the front of the team. This will subsequently decide if and when to engage the enemy in a fight. So once a fight breaks out, it's their job to take the heat away from their more fragile friends, stunning, pushing, and slowing down enemies who try to slaughter the team. Here's how each Mobile Legends tank fits on the tier list:

Layla is a high-ranking fighter on the Mobile Legends tier list.
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Mobile Legends fighter tier list - best side lane hero

Tier
Hero
S
Roger, Paquito, Yin, Phoveus, Cici
A
Aulus, Hayabusa, Guinevere, Chou, Gatotkaca, Jawhead, Sun, X.Borg, Khaleed, Zilong, Arlott
B
Alpha, Alucard, ArguBadang, Bane, Freya, Hilda, Lapu-Lapu, Martis, Thamuz, Terizla, Yu Zhong
C
Barats, Balmond, Dyrroth, Kaja, Leomord, Minsitthar, Ruby, Silvanna, Julian
D
Aldous

So the best Mobile Legends Fighters are a versatile bunch. With higher durability than junglers but slightly less damage potential, they sit somewhere between both the assassin and tank role, building up the threat as the match goes on.

Moreover, they possess mid-range mobility, damage, and crowd-control abilities, making them, by design, hybrid brawlers that can be built to handle most match situations. So here's how each Mobile Legends fighter fits on the tier list:

Ling is a high-ranking assassin on the Mobile Legends tier list.
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Mobile Legends assassin tier list - best Jungle hero

Tier
Hero
S
Aamon, Wukong, Benedetta, Saber, Lancelot, Nolan
A
Yin, Yi Sun-Shin, Haybusa, Alucard, Hanzo, Fanny, Guison, Karina, Harley
B
Kadita, Natalia, Joy, Ling, Gusion
C
Selena, Helcurt
D
Lesley

Mobile Legends Assassins (or 'Junglers') are heroes that stay away from the lanes in the early game. Instead, they rely on specific equipment to help them clear monsters in the areas between lanes, racking up Gold and EXP without being bogged down by lane rivals.

Therefore, after five minutes or so, they pounce on over-extending laners as they travel between jungle areas, bursting targets down before fading back into the shadows. So here's how each Mobile Legends Assassin fits on the tier list:

Kagura is a high-ranking mage on the Mobile Legends tier list.
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Mobile Legends mage tier list - best mid hero

Tier
Hero
S
Valentina, Eudora, Harley, Kagura, Lylia, Pharsa
A
Vale, Yve, Odette, Lunox, Cecilion, Alice, Chang'e, Cyclops, Esmeralda, Gord, Xavier
B
Aurora, Faramis, Harith, Kadita, Kimmy, Luo Yi, Selena, Valir, Zhask, Mathilda, Julian
C
Nana, Angela
D
Vexana, Diggie, Estes

Mobile Legends mages typically sit on the mid lane, slinging spells against a single-lane opponent. But the outcome of these duels can quickly push a game in either team's favour, creating a high-risk, high-reward dynamic that only the most accurate will win.

However, late in the game, a bursty mage will make all the difference in dealing high area damage to the entire team, whittling them down for more mobile characters to finish off. So here's how the current stack of Mobile Legends mages fit on tier list:

Roger is a high-ranking ADC on the Mobile Legends tier list.
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Mobile Legends marksman tier list - best ADC hero

Tier
Hero
S
Ixia, Edith, Granger, Layla, Melissa, Natan, Roger
A
Brody, Bruno, Popol & Kupa, Yi Sun-Shin, Beatrix
B
Claude, Karrie, Moskov
C
Clint, Hanabi, Kimmy, Wanwan
D
Irithel, Miya, Lesley

A Mobile Legends Marksman works similarly to those found in other MOBA games. They're the late-game carries designed to sit on a lane with a support hero backing them up. So their primary reliance on hard-hitting basic attacks means they're able to fight for as long as they have the HP to do so.

But all this power comes at a cost, though. Marksman characters are glass cannons. Push too hard and they risk feeding the enemy's own. So here's where each Mobile Legends Marksman sits on the tier list:

Mathilda is a high-ranking support on the Mobile Legends tier list.
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Mobile Legends support tier list - best support hero

Tier
Hero
S
Mathilda
A
Diggie, Lolita, Minotaur
B
Angela, Nana, Camilla
C
Kaja, Rafaela
D
Estes

In Mobile Legends, Support characters typically sit on the same lane as the marksman. However, they're not all healers, but they do aid in the carry's growth by either keeping them fighting fit or slowing, stunning, and otherwise controlling the enemy from afar.

The support works to make the carry's progression a little easier, either helping them pick off targets or simply keeping them out of harm's way. Therefore, once teams start to gather up, supports become primary targets, making it imperative that they stay behind the team's tank. Therefore, here's how the current Mobile Legends Support characters fit on the tier list:

Who is the newest Mobile Legends hero?

Joy, the newest Mobile Legends hero, arrived in November 2022.

If you want a quick shot at a win, you might as well attempt to use the newest Mobile Legends hero. It's Mobile Legends tradition to assume the next character released will be the strongest. And while that's typically true for most, they're quickly dialled back by patches, hotfixes, and balance passes soon after launch.

So, if you're simply looking to avoid all the tier list fluff and jump straight into battle with a character that could trump them all, Joy is the one to go for right now. But it'll take some time before other players learn how to counter him.

Who is the next Mobile Legends hero?

After Joy, the next new Mobile Legends hero hasn't been properly revealed. As soon as a new one lands on the test server to take her place, we'll know who will release next.

And that's all there is to say about the Mobile Legends tier list for. For more mobile MOBA rankings, check out the Arena of Valor tier list, Pokémon Unite tier list, and League of Legends: Wild Rift tier list as well. They all do things ever so slightly different to Mobile Legends, making them still worth checking out. We even have a Pokémon Unite Full Fury tier list for the rapid-fire mode.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Mobile Legends, Only Mobile Gaming, and OMG Guides pages.