These are the champions of the gods, their right hands, per say. They are the damage dealers and have the highest base attack power from all units in the game. Behaving as assassins, heroes aim to slay enemy heretic gods, opposing heroes and perhaps even the rival commanding zone itself.
Heroes are the only units with access to the in-game level up system, being able to be promoted up to two times in a single match. Every slain enemy will award experience points for this purpose and higher levels will make a hero eligible for equipping stronger equipment to change the way they play, another functionally exclusive to them.