What's Paladins?

Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a free-to-play hero shooter video game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios.

Heroes and roles

Paladins provides various characters, called Champions, for the players to choose during their multiplayer sessions. Each of these Champions fall into one of the following categories: Front Line, Damage, Support and Flank. Being a team-based shooter, players must rely on strategy, character knowledge, coordination and teamwork in order to attain victory. Players may use VGS, along with text and voice chat to communicate. A good team will have a balanced choice of classes that will support each other during the game.

  • Front Line: Heroes who serve as the anchor of the team, holding the front and protecting their allies. With high health pools and shielding capabilities, Front Line champions excel at blocking enemy fire and disrupting enemy objective captures.
  • Damage: Heroes who possess reliable and consistent damage outputs or large burst damage potential. Their damage, coupled with average health pools and decent mobility, make Damage champions ideal for skirmishes and extended firefights.
  • Support: Champions with high utility and healing abilities, the backbone of any team. Due to their healing capabilities that keep their allies in the fight, Support champions are invaluable allies.
  • Flank: Champions who excel at traversing the battlefield and getting behind enemy lines, eliminating vulnerable key targets. While most Defense heroes are relatively frail, having lower health pools than any other role, their excellent mobility and self-sustain provide them with the means of escape and survival.


The cards system is an ability amplifying mechanic in Paladins. Each Champion has one default loadout (a collection of cards) that cannot be deleted. At the begging of a match, players can choose their loadouts from one of their loadout slots. A loadout contains 5 cards. Legendary cards are not bound to a specific loadout but are selected at the start of a match as well. These cards grant heavier bonuses and more amplification. Each Champion has four Legendary cards.