What is Mercy's weakness?

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idk if this is a joke topic or not, mainly because all the Mercy complaints lately (which are semi-valid btw). Buuuuut...

She has Guardian Angel to flee quickly every 3 seconds and a self heal that kicks in after 1 second of being safe (20HPS). However, she has to stop healing allies to directly defend herself and her pistol isn't the best at that vs the opponents that seek her out. She also needs her allies or at least their souls (lol) to be 1m~30m away and in LoS. Without that, she's as easy to kill as a Symmetra who's 7.1m away from you. Or a lone Ana without either abilities off cooldown. Mercy's Ult can save her but not if she's already being harassed since she usually dies anyway.

It should be noted that a good Mercy will give you grief, but you'll be successful 50% or more of the time vs that Mercy if you're a flanker. If she's being guarded, then you throw Junkrat or Pharah at her since that means she's very close to her grouped up allies. If she's standing 10m~14m away from her team to be in a "safer" position, she's easy pickings for a decent* flanker. It should be noted that Winston can kill her in 2~3 seconds if he manages to jump directly on her. So even if he dies, he makes a great trade. If he survives or gets Rez'd by his own Mercy, that's even better.

*Decent as in the player can actually play that Hero. A free Mercy-elimination won't be handed to a player just because they picked Tracer and flung themselves at Mercy with guns blazing.
Mercy's only defense is her mobility and pistol. And most Mercy's don't use her pistol anyways. Winston and other flankers still mess her up, as does CC.
Mercy's weakness is having to be close to the enemy team with her other close range fighters like say Dva, Genji, tracer, and Winston to heal them. This puts her at a greater risk of death compared to the others who literally have better evasion by say Zen/Ana flat out being far away from the fight.

Which means in a skirmish Mercy should be easier to target.
10/23/2017 03:07 PMPosted by Kryptsm
That she has no means of self defense (Guardian Angel is escape), can't damage and heal, is 100% reliant on teammates


Are you kidding? She can fly, she has GA, she has higher DPS than symmetra and ana
10/23/2017 04:08 PMPosted by Backwoods

Are you kidding? She can fly, she has GA, she has higher DPS than symmetra and ana


Oh man where to go with this?

"She can fly" In ult only. And most characters are really dangerous when ulting.
"She has GA" on a cooldown and it gives her a super predictable flight pattern that makes her a sitting duck for most DPS.
"Higher DPS than Symmetra and Ana" Completely false.
10/23/2017 04:08 PMPosted by Backwoods
10/23/2017 03:07 PMPosted by Kryptsm
That she has no means of self defense (Guardian Angel is escape), can't damage and heal, is 100% reliant on teammates


Are you kidding? She can fly, she has GA, she has higher DPS than symmetra and ana


Well if she's stronger than Ana, might as well bow down to the god-empress of killing power.

Even though her purse gun deals "a surprising amount of damage", it's not exactly like she is equipped to duel anything else than training bots, and has to switch weapons every time she has to shoot, so most of the time she just doesn't and tries to escape.
10/23/2017 04:11 PMPosted by Mokinokaro
10/23/2017 04:08 PMPosted by Backwoods

Are you kidding? She can fly, she has GA, she has higher DPS than symmetra and ana


"Higher DPS than Symmetra and Ana" Completely false.

not actually completely false.
Mercy has roughly 100 dps without headshots,where sym has maximum 120 dps and Ana has 72 dps with her rifle.

Right off the bat,mercy has a better dps than ana. if you assume every shot is then a headshot,mercy has 200 dps vs symmetra's 120.

So yes,mercy has high dps than symmetra and ana combined,assuming you hit every shot and every shot is a headshot.

Dont underestimate mercy's pistol,it can do a suprising amount of damage.
Her weakness is that she heavily depends on her teammates for positioning and that her gun isn't great.

But like most of the overbuffs that were supposed to be nerfs, they eliminated a lot of counterplay at the same time as the nerf. Which results in a character much harder to deal with.

See also buffing hog's spread at the same time as giving a hook nerf, and giving D. Va 100 hp and making her turn faster when shooting.

They need to stop eliminating and hampering counterplay. Even the three DPS that have consistently been picked highest for a very long time have been heroes who make counterplay much more difficult to pull off than it is for them to ignore. Every hero should have an exploitable weakness.
Enemies with aim
10/23/2017 03:05 PMPosted by juggy
Weaknesses of Each Support

Zenyatta: His hitbox is the perfect shape for most of the heroes' crosshairs. He also has zero mobility
Lucio: After using AMP it up once its on a cooldown, so you can't provide rapid healing until the cooldown is over
Ana: Unless you're mechanically gifted, its extremely hard to achieve value with her.
Mercy: lol


Most of these aren't weaknesses at all. (Lucio, and Ana)

Lucio's weakness is... None really.
Ana's weakness is have to trade self regen for helping the team.
Mercy's weakness is not being able to do anything without a teammate nearby.
Man I came back after an hour and the general opinion on this post has flip-flopped lol
Mercy's weakness? Violence
10/23/2017 03:20 PMPosted by Mokinokaro
And the pistol damage is one of the worst DPS sources in the entire game.


I'm sorry waht?

you must really suck with tracking projectiles because that will murder flankers in 2 seconds without ult
10/23/2017 03:07 PMPosted by Kryptsm
That she has no means of self defense (Guardian Angel is escape), can't damage and heal, is 100% reliant on teammates

Her pistol hits pretty hard actually (a little more than D.VA's pistol). The only hitch is that she has to swap her staff to use it.
She doesn't have any really.
her weakness is that she's going to get nerfed into the ground by blizzard and than people will complain about ana
It's focused fire.

If she isn't ulti'ing, it's her.

If she is ulti'ing, it's her teammates.

If you can't focus fire, your problems aren't with mercy.

- cheers
10/23/2017 03:13 PMPosted by Kryptsm
And her regen regens SLOWER THAN A ZEN ORB.

If she regenerated health as fast as an Orb of Harmony, she'd be hard to kill.

10/23/2017 04:56 PMPosted by Fulmen
Mercy's weakness is not being able to do anything without a teammate nearby.

That's an overstatement.
I like to experimenting on things i dont know, like for example, I used to be afraid of tracer, those blink! out of 10 encounter, all 10 would be the tracer winning out the fight. then I play her, and then I know she's very...very...VERY allergic to junkrat.
sometimes I was so quick to judge something is overpowered.

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