Warcraft Rumble: Character Tier List

June Reyes
Warcraft Rumble - title card
(Last Updated On: November 5, 2023)

Warcraft Rumble is a casual, PVP-centered strategy game brought to us by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

You can collect miniature versions (i.e. Minis) of your favorite Warcraft characters and send them to battle against other players or AI-controlled adversaries in the game’s campaign mode.

Like most games in the same genre such as Clash Royale or Stormbound: Kingdom Wars, Warcraft Rumble requires you to not only have superiority in tactics, but also better Minis to prevail against your opponents.

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Here, we will show you which Minis are the best in terms of overall strength and versatility, and why exactly they are worth investing in compared to other Minis.

Warcraft Rumble: Tier List

Listed below are all the Minis in Warcraft Rumble—sorted into tiers according to how well they perform in PVE or PVP and the difference between their overall stats and Talents.

S-Tier: Minis in this tier are the most versatile Minis in the game. You can use them in almost every deck composition and they perform generally well in both PVP and PVE game modes. 

A-Tier: Minis in this tier are among the best in the game stat-wise and Talent-wise and are the most likely to climb to S-Tier depending on future updates. 

B-Tier: Minis in this tier can be considered average in both their stat allocations and Talents. However, they can still shine if you put them in the right decks.

C-Tier: Minis in this tier are not necessarily bad, but would require more investment and highly specialized decks to excel compared to other Minis in higher tiers.

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NOTE: Please keep in mind that this tier list should be used more as a guideline for general usage, as some lower-tier Minis may perform better than even S-tier Minis in certain battles or if you pair them up with the right Minis in your deck.

S-TierDefias Bandits
Earth Elemental
Meat Wagon
S.A.F.E. Pilot
Baron Rivendare
Tirion Fordring
Frostwolf Shaman
Stonehoof Tauren
Whelp Eggs
Grommash Hellscream
Old Murk-Eye
Rend Blackhand
Deep Breath
Darkspear Troll
Dark Iron Miner
Goblin Sapper
Gnoll Brute
Gryphon Rider
Harvest Golem
Murloc Tidehunters
Plague Farmer
Skeleton Party
Warsong Raider
Bloodmage Thalnos
Cairne Bloodhoof
General Drakkisath
Maiev Shadowsong
Sylvanas Windrunner
Arcane Blast
Chain Lightning
Cheat Death
Holy Nova
Smoke Bomb
C-Tier MinisCore Hounds
Fire Elemental
Molten Giant
Ogre Mage
Warsong Grunts
Jaina Proudmoore
Charlga Razorflank
Living Bomb
D-Tier Minis (Niche)Angry Chickens

Warcraft Rumble: Top Tier Minis

In this section, we will discuss each of the S-Tier Minis in Warcraft Rumble, what makes them stand out over all the lower-tier Minis, and how to effectively use them in battle.

Defias Bandits

Warcraft Rumble - mini description (Defias Bandits)
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Mini Type: Unit

Traits: Melee, Squad, Stealth, Cycle, Cheap Shot

Cost: 1 Gold

Unlockable Talents: Deadly Poison (All attacks inflict Poison), Pick Lock (Gain +2 Gold when opening chests), Last Resort (Stuns nearby enemies for 3 seconds upon death)

Description: Defias Bandits are one of the best Squad-type Minis in the game. They can stun enemies, which makes them a very good counter against bulky damage dealers or tanks with high survivability.

You can deploy them anywhere on the battlefield, but pairing them up with a decent tank will allow you to nullify an opponent’s offensive push that has non-air damage dealers and tanks on it.

Earth Elemental

Warcraft Rumble - mini description (Earth Elemental)
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Mini Type: Unit

Traits: Tank, Armored, Unbound, Siege Specialist, Siege Damage, One-target, 

Cost: 3 Gold

Unlockable Talents: Ready To Rumble (Taunts enemies upon deployment), Shrapnel Blast (Damages nearby enemies after destroying a Tower), Obsidian Shard (Splits into two smaller elementals upon dying)

Description: The Earth Elemental is one of—if not the best tank you can put in your deck for any game mode. The best part is that it is also an Unbound Mini, which means you can deploy it anywhere in the battlefield.

Not only does it have fantastic survivability, but it also costs less gold to deploy compared to most other tanks in Warcraft Rumble. 


Warcraft Rumble - mini description (Gargoyle)
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Mini Type: Unit

Traits: One-target, Tank, Flying, Armored, Siege Damage

Cost: 4 Gold

Unlockable Talents: Wing Buffet (Increases movement speed by 33%), Obsidian Statue (Transform into a statue that taunts enemies upon death until destroyed), Aerial Superiority (Damage from Flying Minis reduced by 50%)

Description: The Gargoyle only goes for Towers and not regular Minis, which means you can use it to blitz Towers with little to no resistance. 

They’re incredibly hard to kill and can only be countered by heavy-DPS Minis or spells that can target air Minis, so feel free to deploy a Gargoyle or two to capture Meeting Stones or Towers quickly in Warcraft Rumble! 


Warcraft Rumble - mini description (Harpies)
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Mini Type: Unit

Traits: Flying, Squad, Fast

Cost: 3 Gold

Unlockable Talents: Infectious Swipes (All attacks inflict poison), Trinket Collectors (Allows Harpies to mine Gold), Talon Dive (Deals x2 damage for its first attack)

Description: Considering Air-type Minis have fewer counters, Harpies have the ability to march down a lane and wreak havoc without being one-shotted, unlike most other squishy Squad-type Minis in the game.

They can be deployed anytime and anywhere you like in Warcraft Rumble, but pairing them up with an Air-type tank Mini should allow them to focus on their prime directive, which is shredding enemy Minis.

Meat Wagon

Warcraft Rumble - mini description (Meat Wagon)
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Mini Type: Unit

Traits: Ranged, AoE, Siege Damage, Longshot, Bombard

Cost: 3 Gold

Unlockable Talents: Meat and Bones (Summons a skeleton every two attacks), Filet Trebuchet (Increases the bombard range by 2), Greased Gears (Obtains a Fury buff)

Description: The Meat Wagon is currently the best Bombard-type Mini in the game. It has slow attack speed but deals an absurd amount of AoE damage over a long range. They also have a specialized melee attack reserved for enemies who get too close.

Meat Wagons are excellent backline damage dealers, so make sure you deploy them with a frontline tank to allow them to keep destroying your enemies from afar.

S.A.F.E. Pilot

Warcraft Rumble - mini description (S.A.F.E. Pilot)
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Mini Type: Unit

Traits: Ranged, AoE, Elemental, Unbound

Cost: 3 Gold

Unlockable Talents: Gnomish Cloaking Device (Gains Stealth and Ambush upon deployment), Comin’ In Hot! (Deploys twice as fast and burns nearby enemies upon deployment), Gnomish Muttonizer (Casts a Polymorph debuff on the first enemy hit upon deployment)

Description: The S.A.F.E. Pilot is arguably the most versatile Mini among the S-tier Minis, as it almost counts as a Spell card with its ability to deal AoE damage upon being deployed.

The best way to utilize this Mini is to deploy her behind other allied units, but you can also deploy her on a large group of enemies or low-health Leaders or Towers if the situation calls for it.

Baron Rivendare

Warcraft Rumble - mini description (Baron Rivendare)
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Mini Type: Leader

Traits: Melee, One-target, Tank, Armored, Elemental, Fast

Cost: 4 Gold

Leader Ability: Army of the Dead (Periodically summons Skeletons at buildings you control)

Unlockable Talents: Death Pact (Sacrifices a nearby Skeleton for additional Health periodically), Skeletal Frenzy (Nearby Skeletons gain a Bloodlust buff), Chill Of The Grave (Replaces summoned Skeleton Warriors with Skeleton Mages)

Description: Baron Rivendare not only can tank quite a lot of damage, but he can also provide occasional lane support with the skeletons he summons with his Leader Ability.

Deploy him as your frontline tank on a lane you want to push aggressively. He’s pretty fast as well, so you don’t have to worry about him falling behind your backline damage dealers.

Tirion Fordring

Warcraft Rumble - mini description (Tirion Fordring - boss battle)
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Mini Type: Leader

Traits: Melee, Tank, Armored, Healer, One-target

Cost: 4 Gold

Leader Ability: Holy Light (Heals nearby allies)

Unlockable Talents: Divine Shield (Gains a shield upon hitting 30% Health that lasts for 5 seconds), Consecrate (Consecrates the ground periodically, damaging nearby enemies), By The Light (Heals targets for twice as much)

Description: Tirion Fordring is a tank-healer hybrid that allows you to sustain your pushes with his healing and toughness. Without a proper counter, you can basically snowball your way into a lane with his Leader Ability.

Surround Tirion with as many Minis as you can so you can take advantage of his Leader Ability.


Warcraft Rumble - mini description (Blizzard)
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Mini Type: Spell

Traits: Spell, Elemental, Frost, AoE

Cost: 4 Gold

Unlockable Talents: Cold Snap (Freezes enemy troops in place), Icecrown (Summons an additional Blizzard at your base), Brittle Ice (Enemies within Blizzard take 30% additional Physical damage)

Description: Blizzard allows you to freeze a circular area on the battlefield, dealing Elemental damage and slowing down enemy Minis within it.

It’s the most useful spell in the game both in PVE and PVP, as it can either delay an enemy push or neutralize enemy defenses against your own push. 

Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!

The Android and iOS marketplace is filled to the brim with strategy games just like Warcraft Rumble. Still, it delivers a fresh experience within its own genre and is a great addition to the ever-expanding Warcraft IP.

Considering Warcraft Rumble is a game where some Minis just perform generally well compared to others, this tier list can be considered a useful guideline—especially for beginners who have yet to decide which Minis to invest in.

If you’d like to play more games just like Warcraft Rumble, please check out our article about the Top 10 Best Tactical and Strategy RPGs on Android!

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