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What’s the best champion in quake champions?

So what is the best champion on quake champions?

The question you might have asked yourself or had someone ask is what is the best champion in quake champions?

If you are having friends and family joining in on the gib fest, they might not understand right off the bat that this question is totally up to how they want to play the game.

All champions vary and adapt to different play styles, as they all move differently, have different abilities, and also different max health and armor points. Let’s get into the Quake Champions Characters and see what makes each one special.

Medium Champions are a good start

If you are coming from Quake III the easiest to get accustomed to is going to be Visor. This is because he moves just like everyone does in Quake III and even includes the strafe jump. All “medium” class characters are probably the easiest for someone to adapt too. When I say medium this means they have medium HP and Armor and also speed. 

Whenever I play Quake Champions, I’m normally playing as Visor or Galena. They both do play different but they are in the medium “Champions” range so I try to stick with them because they better suit my play style more so than any other champions available. 

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Quake champions characters

So to answer the question, there is no “best champion” in quake champions. Really, it’s based on how you play and skill. You must perfect strafe jumping and map control to truly compete at the highest level in Quake Champions. I suggest checking out some of Frothy’s Quake Champions strafe jumping videos to learn how to strafe jump. Although the quake champions heros do end up counter some on specific maps.

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Let’s break down all the champions and find out what the best champion in quake champions is for you!

Below, we will go through each character and ability and what they bring to each fight you might have in quake champions. Below you will find a list of all the Quake Champions Characters and Heroes!


best champion in quake champions

Ranger could quite possibly be the best champion in quake champions. Whenever the game goes free to play he is the champion that everyone will have completely free.

Starting with 125 HP, 25 Armor with a Cap of 100 and a Speed 310. He is a great medium and starting character, to be honest. He has a great ability which is called Dire Orb and you can use it to TELEFRAG people which is awesome if you’ve never done it. (Most modern games wouldn’t allow telefragging today.)

His passive ability makes him a great character to use the legendary rocket jump. A rocket jump is great whenever you need to reach a certain spot in the game really quick and the only way to get there is to rocket jump to catch your opponents off guard.

best champion in quake champions

rocket jump!

Ranger is a champion I would call the “Mario” of the series he is just well balanced all around.



best champion in quake champions

Scalebearer is what I would call a heavy champion. Could he be the best champion in quake champions? In my opinion not really, but he doesn’t fit my play style what so ever.

Starting off with 150 HP and 50  Armor. He is very tanky, but he moves really slow at first with 300 movement speed. His passive ability and active ability, make him move REALLY fast. Whenever Bear moves anything over 500 speed he does damage to anything he touches. So if he is moving a straight line he gains momentum and starts running super fast if you don’t turn quick.

I don’t like playing him but he is fun to try to charge into people and flattening them, or running around with the gauntlet.


best champion in quake champions

Easily my favorite champion in the game. But does that make him the best champion in quake champions? To me YES. I’m a railgun junky and I use to play Quake III a ton (I have a tattoo to prove it).

Visor’s active ability basically gives you “Wall Hacks” and allows you to see where all the enemies are at, so picking people off with the railgun gets even easier.

That isn’t it though, he gains speed whenever you use the strafe jump. I’ve been strafe jumping since I became a computer gamer so he just feels perfect to me.

With Higher HP 150 and a little lower armor 25/75 max but his 320 speed. Makes it easy to get around maps.

I normally grab Visor and try to get in spots quick to pick off my opponents from a distance with the railgun.

Want to get a grasp of Visor? Grab him and jump into a game of instagib and see how powerful it is to see your enemies through walls.


best champion in quake champions

Anarki was a favorite skin of mine back in the Quake III days for sure. In Quake Champions he is a little bit harder to use because of his movement is different. Very fast and hard to hit, he starts off with very little HP 75 Max, and 25/75 Armor. One nice right or rail at the start of the game, Anarki is good as dead.

His injection (active ability) makes him move faster and regain full HP. If you are set in stone on learning how to use Anarki you better practice movement with him because that is where he his strong point is going to come from. Being able to out mauver your opponents he is your best bet because he moves the same speed going in any direction.

Could Anarki be the best champion in quake champions? Well, he is 110% the hardest to hit with a rail.


best champion in quake champions

Now you see me, now you don’t sum up Nyx Pretty well.

Very quick champion but not super fast a medium character for sure. 100HP and 25/75 Armor he makes a great starting character for just about anyone. Her strong suits are for players who like to confuse their opponents and keep them guessing where she is at.

Ghost walk is a great active ability and can be used in multiple situations. Almost a get out of free jail card expect if VISOR is using his ability she can escape just about anything. Her passive is ok it basically a double jump if you are next to a wall or ledge so that helps in some sticky situations but I think its one of the weaker passives. But, then again she can turn invisible.


clutch champion in quake champions

I hate fighting clutch. They never die with 3 rails, so you might as well try to melt their health away with a lightning gun or something. Clutch is a pure tank but can move faster whenever you double-tap a direction. With 125 HP and 125/150 Armor, his plain ole movement speed along with his massive frame makes him a pretty easy target. But, he just never dies… easily at least. Whenever you fight a clutch up close you are going to know it. He even comes equipped with a BARRIER! His active ability which he can turn into a laser.

Clutch is a great champion to get good with. He is almost a requirement in the dueling mode simply because he is so hard to kill.

He is not one of my favorites but I’m sure some people will think he is the best champion in quake champions.


galena champion in quake champions

Galena is easily one of my favorites. Plenty HP 125 and Plenty Max Armor 25/100 she is a great medium-ish character.

You can use her Active ability as a trip mine and also a way to heal yourself!

She is fast enough to get places. I tend to play more passive with her because she can set traps, and get away and heal if you need too.

I highly recommend using her to start off with as her ability is easy to understand and movement is easy to get a grasp of quick. You can also support your teammates with your ability and heal them up if they need a little extra health. Probably the most “supportive” champion in the game.

With a name like Unholy Paladin you know they have to be good, almost good enough to be the best champion in quake champions.


slash champion in quake champions

The Roller queen has a very weird movement/passive ability.

I can’t seem to get it down pat myself yet but she is very quick and dangerous in the right hands. With 100 HP and 25/75 HP, she isn’t very tanky but a little more than Anarki. If I’m not mistaken she and Anarki got a thing going on.

A good player with Slash and the Lightning gun it is insane to watch. You are instantly melted because of the speed she can produce with her crouch jump ability.

The active ability, in my opinion, isn’t very good, you can usually only kill people with it whenever they are completely caught off guard. You must move in the direction you want the trail to follow and it eventually explodes and damages opponents standing in it.

If you like emo/goth chicks you should give Slash a try.

B.J. Blazkowicz

best champion in quake champions

Yeap, the famous Wolfenstein player is in this game.

He has his ability to dual wield and his passive is to heal up 25 HP after a while.

I believe B.J. needs to be reworked, whenever he is dying he screams out very loud. It’s almost comical honestly, but to enemies you know he is at the brink of death so you usually go full out whenever you hear him scream. It is a bad giveaway and Bethesda really needs to rework him.

Not a bad character to start with, but not a great character to invest a lot of time in.


sorlag champion in quake champions

A pretty nice tank one of my favorites and pretty simple to use. Literally, you bunny hop around and spit acid on people with this champion.

Sorlag is also a female by the way. A tremendous champion to get around the map quick one of the best. Plenty of health and armor she makes a fantastic champion. Also, a champion that is really simple to use.

Starting this game? Make the Brood Queen the best champion in quake champions.

Doom Slayer

Doom Slayer in Quake Champions

Why this champion is just called Doom Guy is beyond me because that’s exactly who it is. I’m not sure about that one but Doom Slayer has the medium armor and health values I like. Equipped with a cool passive… the Double Jump!

You can use his active ability to get away from danger. Or use it to run right into danger and punch it right in the mouth.

Over a pretty good champion, although his active ability seems a little buggy at times. You can learn more about Doom Guy in Quake Champions here.


best champion in quake champions

Keel has an egg on because well Quake Champions has hats just like good ole Team Fortress 2. He is a pretty good Tanky Champion. He has slow movement and nothing really speed him up is his only downfall. Plenty of HP and Armor. His greatest thing is his active ability. He has extra grenades you can use whenever it is available, use them all at once or use them in certain situations.

Learning when to use his grenades and anticipating opponents is the only tricky part to this champion. Will, that make him the best champion in quake champions?

Strogg & Peeker

best champion in quake champions

Strogg and Peeker is another medium champion added to the collection.

His movements are slower than normal but his active ability “Peeker” lets him turn kind of invisible and you can shoot people by flying in the sky or run into them and explode usually killing opponents.

His passive is really cool as well, he can pick up vials off of dead champions and use them to regain health, but other Stroggs can as well so there is always a battle going on.

He needs to be reworked a little bit more to make him equal to the competition.

Update: Oct 2019

Strogg and Peeker got a nice buff in the Fall 2019 Update! Learn more about crouch sliding in the Strogg is awesome post!

Death Knight

quake champions death knight

Death Knight enters the arena in good ole Quake Champions. Could he possibly be the Best Champion in Quake Champions? 

Death Knight comes in as another “Heavy Champion” bringing an Active Ability that people over on r/quakechampions absolutely love to HATE. He gets the most complaints of any champion whenever it comes to Duels and 2v2 ranked. It’s kind of absurd that people are complaining over that DK is “Press F to Win”. What’s funny is that you can literally pick the same champion. I can’t wait for a Quake Champions update that actually introduces champions to be banned so I don’t have to read all the whining.

I believe Death Knight is a great addition to the already small class of champions available. Does DK’s active ability need a nerf? That I can kind of agree on, but he is by far not making Duel and 2v2 Ranked terrible. He is easy to play, has plenty of speed, health, and armor.

After watching the PGL tournament and he wasn’t even the Champion that was most banned should tell you something. He, however, did get picked a lot by Rapha and Cooler in the finals whenever he wasn’t banned.

AthenaAthena Quake Champions

Athena is the latest Quake Champion announced for Quake Champions. She is another fast and light champion added to the mix. With the lightchampion health of max 100 and starting with no armor. Speed is 320

Her ability is very fun to use!

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She can use her ability to change directions on opponents almost instantly.

Grappling across the map is extremely useful and you can gain tons of speed and movement from it.

Athena can do a weird top of stairs jump that can send you up higher than normal, you can use it to throw off some players along the way.

Her ability really adds a very needed dynamic to the game that was needed. I remembered there used to be grappling maps in Quake III so I’m assuming other people liked this type of mod and had to implement it into Quake Champions.

Will Athena be the Best Champion in Quake Champions? There is only one way to find out for yourself, use the tips video above and get to practicing!


Quake Champions Eisen

Eisen is just an odd champion. He just feels kind of off, and really seems kind of… normal. Besides his love from his beloved Wall-E(Turret) he just doesn’t seem to quite fit in.

This is my least favorite champion. Although he can actually be useful I suppose if you throw Wall-e down on a weapon or powerup. The turret, however, is pretty useless other than that. It’s mostly a distraction more than anything. I really hope they come up with a new and more insane looking champion in the future. From the looks of it, he is going to be the last champion released in 2018.

Best champion in Quake: Conclusion

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