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Lord of Heroes is among the select few games in which unlocking characters isn’t done via a gacha summoning system, but rather from working through the main story, completing certain challenges, via contracts, and by purchasing them using premium currency. This is great as you’ll always have more control over which characters you unlock, especially with the ones that you unlock from predictable tasks like missions and contracts. In other words, you’ll always know what you’re going to get in Lord of Heroes.

Tier List for Lord of Heroes - The Best Characters for PvP and PvE

While reducing the RNG in the heroes you can recruit is great, it doesn’t help the task of actually creating good teams, especially since there are quite a lot of characters to unlock in the game. As we mentioned in our beginner’s guide, the key here is to strike a balance between the five different roles, making sure to include at least one tank and one healer. Still, there are some characters within the same role that are much stronger than others, and this is where this guide comes in.

In the following paragraph, you’ll find our top picks of best characters in Lord of Heroes, both for PvP and for PvE.

The Best Characters for PvE

PvE in gacha games is usually much more different than PvE. The objective here is to work through the stages as fast as possible using auto-battle. However, for this to happen, you first need to assemble a good team of characters that can hold their own when assigned to fight automatically. A sub-par team will simply get overwhelmed by the enemy, and fighting manually will just take too much time. In this sense, you need to make sure you create a team of powerful units and simply let them do their thing.

Luckily, most of the champions in Lord of Heroes are viable… if you upgrade them enough. However, some are undoubtedly stronger than others. In this sense, if you’re looking for the best of the best for PvE, then keep an eye out for these powerhouses:

Johan (Light)

Starting off this list with a decent character for PvE. Johan definitely isn’t the best, but he’s one of the characters available to you from the very beginning, and as a tank, he definitely won’t let you down.

Tier List for Lord of Heroes - The Best Characters for PvP and PvE

This Warrior has powerful AoE skills, as well as a basic attack that has a chance of provoking the target, forcing them to attack him. Moreover, his Burst skill is not only quite strong for single-target damage, but it also buffs his own attack and defense on use, making him even stronger throughout the battle.

Mei Ling (Fire)

This is another character you get from the main story after completing the first area. Mei Ling is a powerful Sniper that can deal both single-target and AoE damage. Not only that, she can also debuff the entire enemy team with the Sap effect. And as if that wasn’t enough, her Burst skill damages all enemies AND also applies a health regen buff on her entire team.

Tier List for Lord of Heroes - The Best Characters for PvP and PvE

Mei Ling is great for dealing tons of damage, as well as for mitigating it through her debuffs and support skills.

Charlotte (Earth)

This is a character that, you guessed it, you can obtain from the main story shortly after you start. Charlotte is an excellent healer mostly because her main healing skill not only restores the target’s HP, but it also increases their action gauge by 50%. In this sense, you can use this skill both defensively, to restore HP, and offensively, to speed up a character’s turn so they can bring the pain.

Tier List for Lord of Heroes - The Best Characters for PvP and PvE

With Charlotte in your team, you’ll have all the survivability you’ll ever need.

Lairei (Fire)

Lairei is one of the first characters you can choose to obtain once you first unlock the Contracts feature. It’ll take 15 days of logging in without missing a single one to get her, but she’s more than worth the effort. This Warrior-type unit excels not only at dealing a ton of damage to the enemy team, but also in debuffing them with every single skill. Plus, her Burst skill also delays the enemy’s attacks, giving you even more leeway to wail on them uninterrupted.

Tier List for Lord of Heroes - The Best Characters for PvP and PvE

Lairei is definitely one of your best picks for characters that you can unlock via the first Contract in the game.

The Best Characters for PvP

The PvP in these games is usually quite different from the campaign, particularly since other players tend to be rocking meta compositions that rely on specific gimmicks or setups. To counter this, we must also create compositions that not only respect the balance we established earlier, but also with characters that synergize properly to bring out the strengths of the team.

With this in mind, check out our top picks of best characters for PvP in Lord of Heroes.

Fram (Water)

A great choice for PvP, particularly since she’s available from the start. A properly-upgraded Frame can be a thorn in the side of any enemy, especially because she can reduce the enemy’s defense, as well as potentially stun all enemies with her AoE skill. Her Burst skill, on the other hand, not only hurts all enemies, but also reduces their attack power for 2 turns.

Tier List for Lord of Heroes - The Best Characters for PvP and PvE

Fram is the perfect balance of tanky, damaging moves, and debuffs; ideal for fighting in the frontlines.

Krom (Water)

Like Lairei, Krom is another of the heroes you can choose to recruit from your first Contract, and just like her, he’s great at just about anything, including PvP.

Tier List for Lord of Heroes - The Best Characters for PvP and PvE

Krom is a Guardian with a penchant for supporting and buffing his allies. In contrast to other units of his type, his damage output is amazing mainly because it scales according to his speed. In this sense, the faster you make him, the stronger he’ll be. If you want a tank for your frontline, Krom is definitely up there.

Olivia (Light)

Another powerhouse that excels at just about everything she does. Olivia is a great Sniper unit with a gimmick; while she can dish out tons of damage, she can also make use of the Thorns buff to hurt anyone who attacks her. Also, she has an AoE taunt that, while dealing decent damage, makes the entire team attack her while also granting her the Counterattack buff.

Tier List for Lord of Heroes - The Best Characters for PvP and PvE

Her unique focus on retaliation makes Olivia amazing in the right hands. That is, she’s good only if you can support her and keep her alive while she takes damage and eliminates the enemy with powerful counterattacks. And the best part about her is that you can get her from free after logging in for 7 days!

Nine (Earth)

Closing this list is a Striker character that’s oddly self-sufficient for how strong he is. Nine has the ability to both sustain himself via the Leech buff, as well as to disrupt the enemy by delaying their turn. He’s also quite durable thanks to his Burst skill, which not only damages all enemies, but also buffs his own attack while also erecting a protective barrier for 1 turn.

Tier List for Lord of Heroes - The Best Characters for PvP and PvE

As you can see, we tried to focus more on characters that are easily obtainable so that you can start working towards creating a team with the strongest units in Lord of Heroes. Luckily, as we mentioned above, most characters in the game are viable; as long as you keep them upgraded and respect your composition when building your team.

Nevertheless, the characters we mentioned in this article are some of the best you can currently find in Lord of Heroes, so keep an eye out if you ever get the chance to recruit them.