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Overwatch Support Tier List: January 2022

We've compiled a tier list of every support hero in Overwatch from best to worst.
We've compiled a tier list of every support hero in Overwatch from best to worst. / Blizzard Entertainment

We've compiled a tier list of every support hero in Overwatch from best to worst.

Supports play a vital role in Overwatch. From being the team's literal lifeline to occupying the best shot-caller position, supports have a variety of responsibilities that makes a player's character choice all the more important.

There are seven support heroes in Overwatch. Here's how we've ranked them from best to worst heading into January 2022.

Overwatch Support Tier List: January 2022

S-Tier

  • Mercy

Mercy graces this S-Tier this month as the Queen of Supports yet again. She is the quintessential support hero with the ability to do her job—or, really, collection of jobs—without being easily taken out by the other team. Picking Mercy is a sensible choice as long as you know how to manage the expectations that come with her.

A-Tier

  • Zenyatta
  • Ana

Zenyatta and Ana are in the A-Tier for separate reasons. Zen has been kept out of the A-Tier due to his lack of survivability but definitely belongs here as a shot-calling, orb-slinging, head-shotting, champion. Assign him a bodyguard and watch him have fun directing his team to victory. Additionally, Ana's sleeper-dart-stun will never not be useful to disrupt a charging team. Clever uses of this ability have also led to some entertaining tricks.

B-Tier

  • Baptiste
  • Brigitte

Baptiste and Brigitte find their niche in keeping the other team in line moreso than providing solid aid to their teammates. Baptiste functions best on the backline, protecting more vulnerable teammates with his healing potential and checking overly aggressive opponents with damage. Brigitte is a bit tankier than Baptiste and does well anywhere in the formation making her a viable option for a team with a proficient healer or one that needs thicker skin in lieu of heals.

C-Tier

  • Lucio
  • Moira

At the bottom of the barrel we have Lucio and Moira—a surprising turn of events given how popular both heroes were only a short few months ago. Both heroes are extremely agile and mobile which, while once useful, has suffered a bit of fallout in favor of raw healing potential. Oh, well.