Marvel Rivals Tier List: Best Characters Ranked (Alpha Test)

Suki |  Published: May 21, 2024

Discover who are the best heroes in our Marvel Rivals character tier list! We’ll provide all the details you need to know.

Marvel Rivals has given us the chance to try out all the available heroes in the alpha test, and they don’t disappoint! Each character has unique abilities, making the game exciting and varied. However, some heroes stand out as exceptional, while others could use some improvement. Here is our Marvel Rivals tier list based on ability power and gameplay mechanics.

Marvel Rivals Character Tier List (Alpha Test)

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We have crafted this tier list based on our experience and opinions from the alpha test of Marvel Rivals. The rankings are determined by the characters’ abilities and gameplay mechanics. Without further ado, here is our tier list for Marvel Rivals characters in the alpha test:

SLoki, Scarlet Witch, Star-Lord
AMagik, Doctor Strange, Groot, Hela, Hulk, Luna Snow, Storm, Mantis
BBlack Panther, Magneto, Peni Parker, Punisher, Rocket Racoon, Spider-Man
CIron Man, Namor
Marvel Rivals Character Tier List

S-Tier Marvel Rivals Characters

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  • Loki
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Star-Lord

The S-Tier characters are the elite heroes in Marvel Rivals. Having these characters on your team significantly increases your chances of winning, provided they are played correctly. Their abilities are top-tier and game-changing.

Scarlet Witch and Star-Lord possess the most powerful ultimates and their gameplay mechanics are among the easiest to master. With proper protection and healing, they can decimate the enemy team.

Loki is not only a master strategist but also a formidable killer. His high healing, protection, and damage-dealing capabilities make him the best of the best. Make sure to check out our guide on how to play Loki to fully utilize his potential.

A-Tier Marvel Rivals Characters

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  • Doctor Strange
  • Groot
  • Hela
  • Hulk
  • Luna Snow
  • Magik
  • Mantis
  • Storm

The A-Tier characters boast excellent abilities and are essential members of any team. While their abilities are strong, they do not quite reach the level of the S-Tier characters.

Vanguards like Doctor Strange, Groot, and Hulk are crucial to any team. Without them, a team can easily fall apart. They are the best Vanguards in the alpha state of the game.

Duelists such as Hela, Magik, and Storm are excellent choices after the S-Tier characters. These heroes can inflict substantial damage on the enemy team and have abilities to keep themselves alive even in dire situations.

Luna Snow and Mantis are solid Strategists, providing consistent healing. Without these support characters, a team would not last long in battle.

B-Tier Marvel Rivals Characters

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  • Black Panther
  • Magneto
  • Peni Parker
  • Punisher
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Spider-Man

The B-Tier characters are decent but have notable weaknesses.

Black Panther, Punisher, and Spider-Man are all heavy hitters but struggle to survive without support. Black Panther and Spider-Man, both flankers, have high learning curves. Once mastered, they can be considered A-Tier or even S-Tier.

The Vanguards in this tier are less capable compared to the A-Tier ones. Magneto is strong but lacks crowd control and damage unless teamed up with Scarlet Witch, in which case he can be devastating.

Rocket Raccoon is a B-Tier support. Despite being a Strategist, his healing is not very effective. However, his revive skill is commendable. Still, other Strategists offer better healing and buffs.

C-Tier Marvel Rivals Characters

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  • Iron Man
  • Namor

We placed Iron Man and Namor in the C-Tier because they are lacking in certain areas. After extensive play, these Duelists just don’t measure up to the others.

Iron Man has high damage with his laser and ultimate skill but lacks mobility and the element of surprise. He is quite predictable on the battlefield, and positioning him is challenging.

Namor has a powerful ultimate for the team, but his other skills fall short. His minions are easily spotted and eliminated, and they don’t deal significant damage. His shield skill immobilizes him, making it useful only for initiating, not much else.


In conclusion, the alpha test of Marvel Rivals has showcased a diverse roster of heroes, each with unique abilities. Our tier list highlights the best and most needing improvement characters based on their ability power and gameplay mechanics.

S-Tier heroes like Loki, Scarlet Witch, and Star-Lord stand out with their game-changing abilities, while A-Tier heroes provide essential team support. B-Tier characters have potential but require more strategic support, and C-Tier heroes, Iron Man and Namor, need significant improvements to match their peers.

This list aims to guide you in selecting and mastering your heroes for the best Marvel experience and to prepare for the next state of the game.