Tiggarius Lancer Tier List — November 2017

Tiggarius Lancer Tier List — November 2017

Every month, a new Chapter is released in the Season, and with it come some balance changes (sometimes). Here is the November Tier List of Lancer Power.  These tier lists are tailored to general high-level play, something of a mix between solo queue and competitive play.  If a lancer’s viability differs significantly between the two, I’ll make a note of it.

Keep in mind of course that this is just a general set of thoughts (as well as just my opinion!) and doesn’t apply to every game. Certain lancers if play well can excel in, say, solo queue, far beyond what the tier list would suggest. Additionally, bans do not necessarily have to be targeted at S+ or S every single game.

Change from previous list is noted in parentheses. (For example, someone rising from B tier last month to A tier this month would be (+1).) Note that this does not necessarily mean the lancer got better or worse, it may just be a shift in the meta (or a shift in my opinion!).

I’m not including much in the way of analysis here — ask me if you wanna know why a certain lancer is ranked where it is.

  • Notable changes from last month:  Orion and PuP +1.  They are unquestionably top-tier right now in competitive.  Aurora and Dr. Finn are ranked highly because supports are in demand; Meridian and Su-Ren suffer from being melee and fall a tier.  Nev:3 and Isadora received buffs and accordingly moved up a tier.  Nix moved down a tier due to the availability of the X-Ray Vision powerup, but continues to be a relatively strong choice for soloQ.  Also, Blackburn sucks and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise.
  • Other notes:  Nix and Kaigin, due to the power of long range / invisibility and the inability of pick-up teams to counter these effectively, are marked with an asterisk.  They are stronger in soloQ than their rating on this list.  Su-Ren also receives an asterisk due to being weaker in soloQ, as she requires significant team coordination.  You’ll note that no one is D or F tier.  In my opinion, it’s really difficult to say who the worst lancer in the game is right now.  Everyone is potentially viable.  Speaks well of the game’s balance.

NOVEMBER TIER LIST

S+ — Must-ban
Quark (0)
Orion (+1)
PuP (+1)

S — Extremely strong: high-priority pick or ban
Lockwood (0)

A — Very strong
Aurora (+1)
Celeste (0)
Gremo (+1)
Helio (0)
Isadora (+1)
Nev:3 (+1)
Phaedra (0)

B — Good lancers
Asana (0)
Dr. Finn (0)
Grey (0) (arguably a C)
Juno (0)
Meridian (-1)
Rask (0)
Rufflebucket (0) (Rufflebucket is Rampart)
Titus (0)
Zuki (0)

C — Mediocre lancers
Blackburn (-1)
Brynn (-1)
Elle (0)
Garrison (0)
Kaigin (+1)*
Khita (0)
Nix (-1)*
Oz (0)
Su-Ren (-1)*
Tol-Ren (0)

D — Weak lancers
(Nobody)

F — Unplayable
(Nobody)

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