Nations of Darkness Tier List – Best Heroes Ranked (2023)

Create the most powerful team of heroes in Nations of Darkness with our comprehensive tier list of the best heroes in the game.

Nations of Darkness Hero Tier List
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In Nations of Darkness, one of the most fascinating strategy mobile games released in 2023, the success of players depends largely on the heroes they collect, upgrade, and deploy. While most players may have their own personal preference for which heroes are good, others may require guidance in deciding which heroes are best for their team composition and strategy, considering that there are almost 70 heroes released in the game so far. To help players make the most of their teams, we have put together a tier list of the best heroes currently available in Nations of Darkness.

How did we Rank the heroes?

When we created this Nations of Darkness tier list, we took into account the heroes’ base stats, their roles in combat, and the buff provided by their Skills, but mostly the last skill, which is the only Skill that offers combat bonuses for the leading troops. The base stats are an important deciding factor because they help us understand how powerful a hero can be once fully upgraded.

The rarity of the heroes was also taken into account because there is a big difference between them in terms of stats and the number of skills and skill buffs. We then evaluated all the heroes from all factions and ranked them accordingly, from the best overall heroes (S-Tier) to the less effective ones (C-Tier).

You will also find 4 tables at the bottom of this guide, one table for each faction, with all the heroes listed in order of strength. This way, you can compare their stats more easily.

Nations of Darkness Tier List

S-Tier: Best heroes from all Factions

These are the overall best heroes from all four factions in Nations of Darkness. They have the highest stats and a great combination of abilities that complement each other perfectly, making them an ideal choice for any team.

At the top of our S-Tier list, we have Leila, which is the best Werewolf hero in Nations of Darkness due to her high Attack stats and her Burst role, capable of dealing massive damage in an instant.

Leila

Leila, S-Tier hero in Nations of Darkness
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Werewolf
  • Role: Burst
  • Units: Shooters
  • Buff: March
  • Base Stats: HP 900, ATK 412, DEF 100, SPD 125
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 92%, additional troop attack 22%, and pounce damage 50%.

Yelena

Yelena, S-Tier hero in Nations of Darkness
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Werewolf
  • Role: Multi Hit
  • Units: Drivers
  • Buff: Train
  • Base Stats: HP 810, ATK 330, DEF 75, SPD 110
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 88%, additional troop attack 22%, and splash damage 35%.

Liadrin

Liadrin, S-Tier hero in Nations of Darkness
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Hunter
  • Role: Tank
  • Units: Fighters
  • Buff: Defense
  • Base Stats: HP 1125, ATK 297, DEF 110, SPD 90
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 98%, additional troop attack 22%, and troop defense 50%.

Ace

Ace, S-Tier hero in Nations of Darkness
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Vampire
  • Role: Balanced
  • Units: Fighters
  • Buff: Train
  • Base Stats: HP 990, ATK 300, DEF 125, SPD 110
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 96%, additional troop attack 22% and 15%, and cooldown reduction 1.

Susanna

Susanna, S-Tier hero in Nations of Darkness
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Hunter
  • Role: Support
  • Units: Fighters
  • Buff: March
  • Base Stats: HP 810, ATK 300, DEF 90, SPD 75
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 98%, additional troop attack 22%, remaining soldiers 70%, immunity times 2.

A-Tier: Still a good hero choice

These heroes are slightly less strong than those from the previous tier but are still perfectly viable for most teams. They have a good balance of stats and skills and can still make a great addition to your team. At the top of our A-Tier list, we have Malenia, which is the most powerful Vampire hero as she can deal great damage. Minnes XVII is also the best tank Vampire hero due to his high HP and troop defense buffs.

Malenia

Malenia, A-Tier hero, the best DPS Vampire hero
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Vampire
  • Role: Burst
  • Units: Drivers
  • Buff: Train
  • Base Stats: HP 900, ATK 375, DEF 100, SPD 125
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 92%, additional troop attack 22%, and pounce damage 50%.

Ulric

Ulric, A-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Hunter
  • Role: Multi Hit
  • Units: Shooters
  • Buff: Heal
  • Base Stats: HP 810, ATK 330, DEF 75, SPD 121
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 88%, additional troop attack 22%, and splash damage 35%.

Minnes XVII

Minnes XVII, A-Tier hero, the best Vampire tank
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Vampire
  • Role: Tank
  • Units: Fighters
  • Buff: Train
  • Base Stats: HP 1125, ATK 270, DEF 110, SPD 90
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 98%, additional troop attack 22%, and troop defense 50%.

Leon

Leon, A-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Hunter
  • Role: Balanced
  • Units: Drivers
  • Buff: Train
  • Base Stats: HP 1089, ATK 300, DEF 125, SPD 100
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 96%, additional troop attack 22% and 15%, and cooldown reduction 1.

Lanny

Lanny, A-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Faction: Mage
  • Role: Support
  • Units: Shooters
  • Buff: Develop
  • Base Stats: HP 742, ATK 300, DEF 90, SPD 100
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 98%, additional troop attack 22%, remaining soldiers 70%, immunity times 2.

B-Tier: Average but useful heroes

This list includes overall the best Epic heroes. They might not be the strongest in Nations of Darkness, but they still have their uses, especially if you don’t have any of the legendary heroes yet. At the top of our B-Tier list, we have Stein, which is the most powerful epic hero of the Hunter faction.

Stein

Stein, B-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Faction: Hunter
  • Role: Burst
  • Units: Shooters
  • Buff: Train
  • Base Stats: HP 742, ATK 281, DEF 75, SPD 93
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 72%, and additional troop attack 22%

Beatrice

Beatrice, B-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Faction: Vampire
  • Role: Multi Hit
  • Units: Fighters
  • Buff: Develop
  • Base Stats: HP 607, ATK 247, DEF 56, SPD 82
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 72%, and additional troop attack 22%

Lermontov

Lermontov, B-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Faction: Werewolf
  • Role: Tank
  • Units: Fighters
  • Buff: Heal
  • Base Stats: HP 843, ATK 202, DEF 90, SPD 67
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 72%, and additional troop attack 22%

Fred

Fred, B-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Faction: Vampire
  • Role: Balanced
  • Units: Drivers
  • Buff: March
  • Base Stats: HP 742, ATK 247, DEF 93, SPD 75
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 72%, and additional troop attack 22%

Natasha

Natasha, B-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Faction: Werewolf
  • Role: Support
  • Units: Shooters
  • Buff: Develop
  • Base Stats: HP 607, ATK 225, DEF 74, SPD 56
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 72%, and additional troop attack 22%

C-Tier: Below-average heroes, good for beginners

These heroes are quite weak and not recommended for most teams, but they are still good choices for beginners who don’t have access to better heroes yet. These heroes are not a good choice for tough battles, but they are still good for gathering. At the top of this list, we have Malenkov, a Werewolf hero which performs best among all the Exceptional rarity heroes.

Malenkov

Malenkov, C-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Exceptional
  • Faction: Werewolf
  • Role: Burst
  • Units: Fighters
  • Buff: Train
  • Base Stats: HP 540, ATK 247, DEF 60, SPD 75
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 60%

Natalia

Natalia, C-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Exceptional
  • Faction: Vampire
  • Role: Multi Hit
  • Units: Shooters
  • Buff: Gather
  • Base Stats: HP 534, ATK 198, DEF 45, SPD 66
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 60%

Kezlov

Kezlov, C-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Exceptional
  • Faction: Werewolf
  • Role: Tank
  • Units: Fighters
  • Buff: Gather
  • Base Stats: HP 742, ATK 162, DEF 66, SPD 54
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 60%

Vincent

Vincent, C-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Exceptional
  • Faction: Vampire
  • Role: Balanced
  • Units: Drivers
  • Buff: Train
  • Base Stats: HP 653, ATK 180, DEF 75, SPD 60
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 60%

Meryl

Meryl, C-Tier hero
  • Rarity: Exceptional
  • Faction: Hunter
  • Role: Support
  • Units: Drivers
  • Buff: Gather
  • Base Stats: HP 534, ATK 180, DEF 54, SPD 45
  • Last Skill (lv.10 effect): Troop attack damage 60%

How to create the best team of heroes in Nations of Darkness

The best way to create a great team of heroes in Nations of Darkness is by using the examples included in this list as a starting point. From there, you can experiment with different heroes and team compositions to find what works best for you, best on the type of enemies you are facing.

For Abyssal Fortress Explore stages, as we mentioned in the Nations of Darkness guide, you should always use a full team of heroes of the same faction, so you can benefit from the additional Attack and Health bonuses.

The composition should be a mix of offensive (Burst and Multy-Hit, or Balanced) and defensive heroes (Tank), as well as a support hero, to help boost the others. I would personally not include more than one support/healer or a tank, but you should use the strongest heroes that you have recruited so far, prioritizing Legendary and Epic heroes.

Best Vampire Heroes Ranked

Malenia, the best Vampire hero in Nations of Darkness
Malenia, the best Vampire hero in Nations of Darkness

The Vampire faction is neck-to-neck with the Werewolf faction as far as offensive capability is concerned. They have some of the strongest heroes in Nations of Darkness, with powerful offensive capabilities. Their favorite units are the Shooters as they benefit from a +5% attack.

Below is the list of all Vampire heroes included in the game as of February 2023. They are ranked from the strongest to the weakest, based on their stats, roles in combats, and their provided buffs.

HeroRarityRoleBase ATK
MaleniaLegendaryBurst375
CainLegendaryMulti-Hit330
LilithLegendaryMulti-Hit363
AceLegendaryBalanced300
Minnes XVIILegendaryTank270
SteveEpicBurst281
BeatriceEpicMulti-Hit247
OttoEpicSupport225
DiphuEpicBalanced225
FredEpicBalanced247
StillerEpicTank202
MargaritaExceptionalBurst225
VincentExceptionalBalanced180
NataliaExceptionalMulti-Hit198
DorinaRareBurst206
SullyRareMulti-Hit165
NathanRareSupport150
FranciscoRareTank135
ClarkRareBalanced150

Best Werewolf Heroes Ranked

Leila, the best Werewolf hero in Nations of Darkness
Leila, the best Werewolf hero in Nations of Darkness

The Werewolf faction is known for its strong offensive capabilities and their heroes have some of the highest Attack stats in Nations of Darkness. Their favorite units are the Drivers, which benefit from a +5% attack. This faction is also useful for those looking to focus more on training units as they will benefit from a +5% Troop Training Speed as well. Below is the list of all Werewolf heroes included in the game, ranked from the strongest to the weakest:

HeroRarityRoleBase ATK
LeilaLegendaryBurst412
GorkyLegendaryBurst375
YelenaLegendaryMulti-Hit330
IvanLegendaryBalanced300
YuriLegendaryTank270
LyubaEpicMulti-Hit247
LermontovEpicTank202
NatashaEpicSupport225
MalenkovExceptionalBurst247
ManningExceptionalMulti-Hit198
SemenovExceptionalBalanced180
KezlovExceptionalTank162
MiraExceptionalSupport180
SakharovRareBurst187
PushkinRareMulti-Hit165
KuznetsovRareBalanced150
MorozovRareTank135
PeterRareSupport150

Best Hunter Heroes Ranked

Veitch, the best Hunter hero in Nations of Darkness
Veitch, the best Hunter hero in Nations of Darkness

The Hunter faction includes some of the best defense heroes in the game. They have some of the highest HP stats and also benefit from a +5% defense for the Fighter units. Here are all the Hunter heroes included in the game as of February 2023:

HeroRarityRoleBase ATK
VeitchLegendaryBurst375
UlricLegendaryMulti-Hit330
LeonLegendaryBalanced300
LiadrinLegendaryTank297
SusannaLegendarySupport300
SteinEpicBurst281
PhoebeEpicMulti-Hit247
ClermontEpicSupport225
KarenExceptionalBurst247
CadeExceptionalMulti-Hit198
SeanExceptionalBalanced180
MarcusExceptionalTank162
MerylExceptionalSupport180
BethRareBurst187
GaryRareMulti-Hit165
ReynoldsRareBalanced150
RowanRareTank135
MaggieRareSupport150

Best Mage Heroes Ranked

Jaina, the best Mage hero in Nations of Darkness
Jaina, the best Mage hero in Nations of Darkness

Lastly, the Mage faction includes some of the best support/healer heroes in Nations of Darkness. The Fighter units led by heroes of this faction, benefit from a 5% increased Health. Is worth mentioning that the Mage faction is not yet available to be chosen in the game and does not include as many heroes as the other 3, but here are all the Mage heroes available so far:

HeroRarityRoleBase ATK
JainaLegendaryBurst375
HawkinsLegendaryMulti-Hit330
LarryLegendaryMulti-Hit330
LannyLegendarySupport300
KarolEpicMulti-Hit247
AyeshaEpicSupport225
OrsonExceptionalBurst225
VictorExceptionalTank162
JessRareBurst206
HollyRareMulti-Hit165
ChesterRareBalanced150
BayerRareTank135

Conclusion

I hope that this tier list of Nations of Darkness heroes ranked from strongest to weakest helped you make the best team compositions for your combats. Remember that heroes’ performance depends on the type of opponents you are facing, as well as the type of combat (PvP or PvE) and it is important to find the hero that fits your play style.

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