Welcome to this Darkfire Heroes Tier list guide where we review top heroes and spells in Darkfire Heroes.
Darkfire Heroes is an RPG mobile game that recently got acquired by Rovio who are the same developers of Angry Birds. Darkfire Heroes focuses on hero collecting and using spells and tactics to defeat your enemies.
This Darkfire Heroes Tier List is meant as a resource to help new players get an idea of what heroes to upgrade and how heroes hold up as they progress through the game.
Darkfire Heroes Tier List Overview
Each mission you start will require you to select a team of 5 heroes and 5 spells which then determine your overall power in Darkfire Heroes. A healthy mix of top heroes in Darkfire Heroes will get you the best team so keep reading this tier list to find out which heroes to focus on.
Darkfire Heroes is all about team building, so in the right composition, even a bad hero can do well. Especially in lower level content. But in general, you’re going to get more mileage out of the top heroes, than the mediocre and bad ones.
Also, different rules apply to PVP. Hero race, for instance, doesn’t need the hero’s powers to be able to crit to clear groups of enemies, as they are very weak. And in castle conquest, heroes that help you advance the battle line are much more valuable. But while we sometimes mention PvP, this Darkfire Heroes tier list is mainly focussed on PvE content.
We evaluate each hero based on their Skills and Hero Power, as well as the Stats that they bring. We will be using 4 tiers in this Darkfire Heroes Tier List of Top Heroes and Spells – B (average), A (good), S (very good), SS (excellent)
This tier list was created thanks to Oathseeker from the Official Darkfire Heroes Discord server.
Darkfire Heroes Tier List
The best sniper in the game. Great damage, amazing crit chance, and damage potential. She’s good when you’re just starting out and remains one of the best champions throughout the end game. Her power can crit.
A strange support hero that has a lot of crowd control through his fear ability and skills, and is also able to do really well with crit items, making him more relevant as the game goes on. Be careful of fear though, as it can potentially make enemies wander into your backline.
Not necessarily the best healer. But the most versatile. Has a good single target heal, while also occasionally healing the entire team and has a fairly good leader skill. Making her a good choice of healer when you don’t have another leader skill in your team.
An incredibly strong hero, able to enhance your team’s damage to ridiculous levels. She only becomes useful once you get enough crit items, but when you do, you can keep your team permanently enraged while weakening enemies. She’s surprisingly durable for the amount of damage she can do.
A really weird healer, but one that has a lot more potential than you might think. Her power makes your heroes heal for 100% of the damage they do. Making her perfect for healing offensive heroes. She also heals the entire team for a significant amount when an enemy is feared. She only needs level 5 to get the most useful skills, and the duration of her power only increases slightly with levels.
Classified as a support, but is it’s really a tank. With the added benefit of making any hero invulnerable for a rather long time, which is huge and can help sustain your tank or save a damage dealer. She can be used as the main or secondary tank. The main problem with using her as the main tank is that she doesn’t walk in front like a tank. Which can get some of your other heroes targeted.
Lyc is by far the best tank in the game. He has high health and armor, and his ability reduces affected enemies’ damage by 50%. If he is the only tank in the party, he gets a huge buff to his stats. Making him pair perfectly with Lyang, should you require a secondary tank.
One of the strongest heroes in the game. She has one of the most powerful AoE powers in the game. Not only does it do magic damage, but it can crit. Not only can it crit, but it can crit several times on a single enemy because it does damage every second. She is incredibly strong when you just unlock her, and she stays that way into endgame.
Otho is a terrible tank. He only has health and dies really quickly when pressured, even with full epic gear. But his power is amazing, and the reason he’s at the top. Able to clear out weak enemies in a large area, while also relocating his big booty to where the action is. This allows you to control what he attacks, which is a really rare quality in a melee hero. Making him a top pick for PVP.
A powerful early game hero. Good melee damage, not too squishy and a powerful AoE power. However, her power can’t crit, making her a weak end game damage dealer.
Essentially the same champion as Dyane.
A support hero with really high damage potential. His power is situational at best. Slowing enemies become less relevant as you progress, as the high health of stretches out engagements, reducing the impact of slowing them down in the first contact.
A strong auto attacker with a decent AoE attack. Josse has many skills that improve his auto-attack damage and scales well with crits. His power can also crit, allowing him to do large amounts of damage to an area. His targeting is lackluster though, as it needs to be locked on to a target, and the target needs to be alive when it hits for the explosion to go off.
A more support based tank that relies on the quantity of healing rather than quality, while also enhancing his team’s ability to use powers. Not a great tank on his own, but with the right synergies has a lot of potentials. Works well with healers like Manoel, Emani, or Kataryn. And is most useful when there are many small enemies to kill.
A versatile healer that has a nice group heal while continually healing the lowest health hero. One of the few healers that also has fair damage potential, increasing his base damage with every group heal.
A good, if somewhat inflexible healer. She does one thing, and she does it well. Has the largest single-target heal in the game by far. Perfect for keeping a tank topped up. She has a chance to heal the rest of the team for a small amount when using her heal but is too unreliable and infrequent to be of any real significance.
Great health and armor, scaling well with items. His power heals the team for a little but is fairly underwhelming. Overall a strong tank, that can potentially synergize with heroes that gain added benefits from healing. But the damage mitigation Lyc gets from his power is better than Raebert’s heal. Raebert does get a shield that protects him when he’s about to die. Which can be a lifesaver.
Early game he is probably the most powerful AoE damage dealer. His poison can do a lot of damage to large groups. The further you get in the game, however, the less relevant he becomes. His power is the only thing about him that’s good. And since it doesn’t crit, it doesn’t scale well.
Salva is a weird one. He’s essentially a melee sniper. Serving basically the same function as Adaline. Able to do high crit damage to a specific target. Of course, being melee makes him vulnerable, but if you can keep him alive, he is really powerful. Particularly useful in PVP.
Able to stun single targets for a long time and with the right gear, can do decent auto-attack damage, due to his high attack speed. Not a must-have, but useful in specific situations.
The healing pool he puts down can do a lot of healing to the entire team. But being melee with low health and armor, he is rather vulnerable.
When used well, Fena can put out an unparalleled amount of AoE healing. And the ability to dash back and heal when on low health, makes her quite durable. Her targeting is tough to use though, and in many cases, she functions as a single target healer.
An interesting magic damage melee attacker. Being able to put out insane amounts of auto-attack damage. Unfortunately, her power doesn’t crit and she dies easily.
Early game Lirs is great, combining his high single target power damage with a free attack when an enemy is stunned can carry you through most of normal. Unfortunately, both of these attacks cannot crit. And thus he doesn’t scale well to late-game.
She has high auto-attack damage and can use her power often. Said power is a solid AoE attack with easy targeting. Unfortunately, her power doesn’t crit, so she is only useful against swarms of really weak enemies.
He can throw out incredible CC by summoning a whirlwind, drawing enemies in, and keeping them together for the duration. Priming them for AOE attacks. Besides this great power, he doesn’t really bring anything useful.
An interesting hero with a really unique power. Able to hook an enemy and draw it into melee range. Great for grabbing pesky casters, healers or summoners. It, unfortunately, can’t grab an enemy that’s on a ledge or island.
Another interesting hero. Both his power and his skills focus on freezing enemies. Able to add considerably CC to your team. Has low armor and low damage.
Yera has a strong magical AOE power that pushes enemies back. She also does splash damage when killing an enemy with an auto-attack. She ends up not being particularly powerful in the campaign but can be useful in PVP. There’s plenty of equivalent or better options out there.
Like most dark heroes, an unorthodox hero. A good tank that relies on self-healing rather than good stats to stay alive. An interesting pick, with a surprising amount of staying power.
Conclusion of Darkfire Heroes Tier List
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As you can see, all of the heroes in this tier list bring their own strengths and weaknesses. The biggest priority would be for you to focus on obtaining and investing resources in at least 1-2 SS ranked heroes and then continue with any of the other heroes to your liking. Rovio also seems to be very focused on making Darkfire Heroes free-to-play friendly so some of these heroes will go up in the tier list after getting buffed.