Let’s start by defining what a tier list is about. By definition, a tier list is a list that ranks all heroes based on the strength of their corresponding fighting abilities and their potential to win matches under tournament conditions, assuming equal skill on the part of each player.

Dota 2 frequently changes. There will be gameplay updates. The latest update is the gameplay update 7.06. This update is so game-changing that some of the usual heroes picks in the professional tournaments or even at pubs are now picked rarely due to the nerfs that they did like the ancient apparition, shadow demon, lone druid, Mirana, Chen, Necrophos, Underlord, Gyrocopter, Viper and a lot more.

The following are the top 12 heroes most contested picked or banned and is in order from the highest winning percentage to the lowest winning percentage. These are sited from the most recent event of the professional players which is the Kiev major. The top is the Vengeful Spirit. It has a win rate percentage of 58 percent along with a picked or banned percentage of 53 percent. Second on the list is the Terrorblade. It has the same win rate percentage of the vengeful spirit at 58 percent but has just a picked or banned percentage of 51 percent. Coming next is the Crystal Maiden. Crystal Maiden has one of the highest percentages at the picked or banned section of 73 percent and has a win rate percentage of 54 percent. The fourth is the Treant protector. Has the top percentage at the picked or banned section of 76 percent and garnering a 53 percent win rate. In the fifth spot is the legion commander. One of the most picked or banned heroes at 64 percent and tying the Treant’s win rate at 53 percent. Sixth is the Monkey King. He ties the Treant at the most picked or banned with 76 percent and making a win rate of 51 percent. Seventh is the Warlock.

It has cited rate percentage of 49 percent and has a picked or banned percentage of 60 percent. Next is the Ember Spirit. He has a win rate percentage of 48 percent and has a picked or banned percentage sitting at the top 5 with 63 percent. Coming ninth is the io. It is just a ball of light but it has a win rate of 48 percent tying the ember spirit and has a picked or banned percentage of 53 percent. The tenth would be the Invoker. He was once most picked or banned from the previous patches but now he is sitting at just 47 percent and having a win rate of 42 percent. Next up is the Lina. She has a picked or banned percentage of 53 percent but her win rate is sitting second to the last with just 39 percent. And lastly is the Magnus. Has a picked or banned percentage of 47 percent but its win rate is the lowest having just 38 percent.

The new patch did lead to some heroes a new exposure to players that they are now picked because they look strong with their abilities right now. But then, it would still narrow down to how you play the game since DOTA 2 is a strategy game.