Hearthstone Mercenaries PvP Tier List – The Best Mercenaries To Put In Your PvP Party

While PvE seems to be a more common way to play Mercenaries, PvP is also a big part of it. A lot of pro players have decided to try their best and grind ranks, competing against each other for spots in Mercenaries leaderboards. But even if you aren’t aspiring to appear there, you can still have a lot of fun with the mode. Mercenaries PvP is heavily based on mind games – you try to predict what your opponent is going to play, and at the same time counter their prediction so the moves they pick are least successful.

But one of the most common questions is – which Mercenaries work best? What are the strongest heroes you can add to your comp to be successful? You should find your answers below!

This tier list is based on theĀ official data published by Lead Data Scientist Tian Ding from players over 6500 MMR (Top 5%), not counting vs AI games. Keep in mind that the game mode is still fresh and the meta is changing dynamically! We’ll be updating the Tier List later when we get a new batch of data. Previous “tier lists” could only be based on pro players’ opinions, because Mercenaries is so new that no one has gathered enough data to draw meaningful conclusions before. Opinion-based tier lists aren’t wrong per se, but they always include individual biases, so it’s better to back everything up with solid data.

P.S. Mercenaries you get for free seem very underwhelming according to this Tier List. While most of them aren’t great anyway (with an exception of Samuro + Xyrella), there might be something more going on – for example, F2P players who didn’t rank them up and play with weak starter comps might be driving their win rates down (after first grinding to higher MMR vs AI). Of course, it’s just speculation, but I definitely wouldn’t put some of them on the very bottom of the list.

If you’re looking for the best Mercenaries PvP Party Compositions, check out this post!

Table of Content

Tier S – Overpowered

Tier A – Great

Tier B – Good

Tier C – Okay

Tier D – Below Average

Tier E – Bad

Tier F-G – Horrible

Tier S – Overpowered

Tavish Stormpike

Tier A – Great

Varden Dawngrasp

Jaina Proudmoore


Baron Geddon

Cairne Bloodhoof




Tier B – Good


The Lich King

Natalie Seline


Blink Fox

Malfurion Stormrage


Tier C – Okay

Tamsin Roame

Prophet Velen

Guff Runetotem


Anduin Wrynn

King Mukla

King Krush


War Master Voone


Sylvanas Windrunner

Kurtrus Ashfallen

Tier D – Below Average


Varian Wrynn


Blademaster Samuro


Scabbs Cutterbutter

Lady Anacondra




Tier E – Bad

Illidan Stormrage

Morgl the Oracle

Garrosh Hellscream

Tirion Fordring

Old Murk-Eye

Lord Jaraxxus


Tier F+G – Horrible


Grommash Hellscream

Cariel Roame


Cornelius Roame

Millhouse Manastorm


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  1. Sybban
    October 23, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    I’m sorry what? I’m a little under 6500 and no one is running gruul or alex. This list makes no sense. If you’re starting out in even slightly lower, nature comp or xyr and samuro will carry you very far. And no one is running natalie. Maybe they are at uber levels but I doubt it. I think there was some mistake in the data collection.

    • Sybban
      October 23, 2021 at 6:29 pm

      Also I’ve never once seen a jaina

    • 2asandab
      October 25, 2021 at 11:31 am

      I’m little over 5k. I’m running Ant/Rag/BG then Alex/WMV/Tav.

      I only play 2 or 3 pvp matches daily. What’s odd is I regularly face Alex/WMV. The last 5 matches ive played have had 4 similar mercs to my party. Wonder if that is part of the matchmaking.

      I have yet to see gruel either.

  2. Fistouille
    October 21, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Samuro tier D… issou

  3. Fistouille
    October 21, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Xyrella tier D…


    • HoboJed
      October 21, 2021 at 2:08 pm

      This Tier List is based on actual win% data that came from Blizzard themselves (only focusing on high-ranked matches). Xyrella is not as good as a lot of people think. Sure, she may be a bit higher than Tier D (due to the data issues mentioned in the article), but she sees significantly less play at high-rank PvP and is average at best. The reason everyone rates her highly is that she is one of the strongest mercenaries you get for free, and she has strong synergy with another free mercenary (Samuro)

  4. 2asandab
    October 21, 2021 at 6:48 am

    My current party is Alex/WMV/BW then G/Tav/Cariel off the bench.

    The mercs arnt independent of one and other hence synergies so mercs like BW are necessary for activating Alex Aoe effect. (It’s the only other dragon, unless u summon with WMV).

    My ultimate party is to sub-out cariel for Rag and Tav for Diablo. Massive fire damage but zero healing except BW.

    • 2asandab
      October 21, 2021 at 6:50 am

      Is there away to edit comments?

      Baron Geddon* whose certainly a true G.