Overwatch Hero tier list for Season 7 midseason: Defense is scary cover image

Overwatch Hero tier list for Season 7 midseason: Defense is scary

Your Overwatch Hero tier list is here for the Season 7 patch midseason! What tricks and treats are in store? Let’s find out together!

The weather is getting cold and spookiness is incoming. That only means one thing: Time for yet another Overwatch Hero tier list! For the past few seasons, we've had three separate lists for tanks, DPS, and support. For Overwatch Season 7's midseason we'll be doing one singular, overall list while still breaking it down by class category.

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This breakdown is based on a few metrics. This includes an overall decision on what Hero is the best in any overall situation, as well as what best fits in the meta as of October 2023. While everyone may not agree on these choices, it should at least help players make their own decisions on what works best in the current metagame.

This list will be updated upon Season 8 release.

Overwatch Hero tier list: Best overall Heroes

While ranking every Overwatch Hero into an overall tier list is a challenge, it isn't impossible. Here are the ten Heroes that will most affect the game's meta in the coming season--or so we think.

1 - Orisa
You want your tank unkillable? Get yourself a Defender of Numbani. Orisa's combination of power and unstoppability makes her tough to navigate, and that's even before we consider Terra Surge. Despite a nerf to start this season, she's still a casual monster and the best default "I don't know which tank to pick" pick. The mass amounts of support nerfs for the midseason makes Orisa even better.

2 - Sigma
The best shield tank in the Overwatch Hero tier list, Sigma can pressure teams while providing the constant threat of his Graviton Ultimate. His stock has risen in a world where Overwatch League saw tons of Sigma play. He also has the damage to deal with dive.

3 - Kiriko
Her cleanse remains top-tier, while Kitsune Rush is still the ultimate offensive tide-turner.

4 - Ramattra
One of the best tanks in Overwatch, hands down, and with the best Ultimate in the game. Ramattra can rush and punish out-of-position supports easier and better than almost any tank, all while staying alive. Oh, and they buffed Chad Mode to start Overwatch Season 7. Cool.

5 - Ana
Quick, massive healing, the best utility in the game, and perhaps the best flyer counter to boot. Ana does it all, with her biggest weakness being what she can--and cannot--do once her cooldowns are spent.

6 - Tracer
As long as dive and pressure remain good, so will Tracer. A great Tracer feels insurmountable. The Sombra rework is somewhat of a Tracer buff as well. Despite Dva getting buffs, other nerfs to Heroes such as Cassidy really raises Tracer's stock.

7 - Dva
In a world where hitscan is more prevalent and Illari's Ultimate is very eatable, Dva eats first and best. Paired with a good pocket healer and the mecha queen is near unstoppable. Better get those beams ready. This is especially true with Zarya's unbuffing at the start of the season.

8 - Lucio
Sound Barrier reigns supreme and a good Lucio can turn the tide of a fight by himself. Also, he's still annoying. So, he has that going for him. Which, is nice. However, Lucio loses spots thanks to his lower healing output compared to the other supports on the list.

9 - Sombra
The rework seems to only be making Sombra better and even more effective at single-target takeover. We'll see at the midseason if she's even more of a terror.

10 - Illari

Her ability to heal independent of her sizable DPS damage makes her a constant threat--even more so in the hands of a good hitscan player. And if Sigma, Dva, or Orisa aren't on the other team? Oh boy, watch out for that Ultimate. She drops down a few spots at the midseason due to her very obvious nerfs. Pylon placement will be the key to succeeding as Illari.

Overwatch Hero Tank tier list

Not much has changed in regards to the tank portion of the Overwatch tier list for Season 7 at the midseason. Orisa is still a beast, 'swallow' tanks such as Dva and Sigma are really good, and Ramattra punches things. The biggest shake up from last season is Zarya falling down post-nerfs, back down to the tier of "very situational."

The biggest swap here is the rise and advent of Doomfist, who has become the de-facto dive tank. This is due to his survivability, as well as short cooldowns which allow him to get out of bad situations. It's a skill that Monkey and (especially) Wrecking Ball don't have.

And speaking of Ball... You all know how much it pains me to put him at the bottom of this list. But, even with a Zenyatta nerf, Ball is just a massive target and countered every which way. He's now truly only for the most psychotically dedicated.... Like me.

DPS tier list - Overwatch Season 7

Dive is back, Bastion is good, and no DPS is truly a 'bad' pick. That said, the top tier here is so chosen because of their ability to bolster and mess with the top compositions. Tracer and Sombra will continue to be the dive tandem of choice thanks to reliable damage and an ability to escape. Genji simply cannot compete, especially since he needs Nano Boost to be most effective. Likewise, Symettra gains power in a world where Sigma, Rein, and Monkey get play.

Mei and Torb fall down to the 'effective in their situations' spot. These are, in essence, the hard-counter Heroes for some of the most popular--and annoying--one-tricks. need to stop that dominating Genji? Go Mei. Want to punish Winston? Reaper is your man. Do you need healing? You're Genji!

Meanwhile, the 'C' tier is filled with misfit Heroes in need of a rework, in this writer's opinion. Pharah is getting hers soonish, but Junkrat and Widow both need bonks with the rework bat to be viable.


If we're being honest, none of the Supports are bad. They're all good boys and girls! However, the top tier of Supports are able to control the game and dictate the pace. As we've seen in Overwatch League this season, the best teams have the best Support players.

The 'A' tier is a bit more crowded than usual, but it's because they're all good. Lucio falls down a peg due to losing out in healing output to the likes of Illari and her turret. Meanwhile, Brig moves up thanks to more damage on her Whip Spot.

And while I don't think the damage boost nerf is a big deal, Mercy falls down the list simply for being an easy target. her mobility makes her slippery to deal with, but a bad Mercy just floating around in the air is easy pickings for a halfway decent shot. This is especially true when Dva and Sigma are good.

And as for Moira... She still remains a selfish potential pick that has a ton of power. However, it's far too easy to use said power in ways that don't help your team. Also, I find her base healing with the left click to be underwhelming.

And while Zenyatta's Discord Orb may be the best tank buster in the game, he simply cannot stay alive against coordinated dive. However, the increased healing does raise his stock.

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