Overwatch All DPS Pros/Cons w/ Tips :)

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Overwatch Heroes Pros/Cons
Keep in mind, I am only a Mid-Master player, so if some of these are wrong, please correct me. These descriptions are for the heroes Pros/Cons, so just because I’d say Mccree counters Genji, doesn’t mean a Genji would always lose. Whoever is better at their hero has an experience pool of fighting their counters, so they would know how to avoid getting killed!

Doomfist: Can be used in different ways to support your team indirectly.
Countered by: Mccree, Pharah, Soldier, Sombra, Junkrat. Can Counter: Genji, Reaper, Mercy, Symmetra, Zenyatta, D.va, Winston, Reinhardt. How to Avoid Getting Countered? If their Mccree has no flashbang, you can engage him close range, if Sombra tries to hack you, stand behind your Shields or shoot her to cancel the hack. How You Can Abuse Him: Use him as an assassin of heavy damage, kill things then exit the fight quickly. Your main objective being of course, killing their supports, flankers, or if needed, you can punch their Reinhardt so your team can engage. Why You Should Use Him? He is incredible at killing things then exiting, but his main counter is being immobilized. So that means, if they have a Sombra or Mccree, playing Doomfist will become extremely difficult. What Makes Him Better Than Other DPS? The amount of damage he can put out in a matter of seconds is incredible, so if you can land his punches, you will have a great time!

Genji: Can be used as an assassin to kill their necessary heroes. Countered by: Mccree, Pharah, Soldier, Sombra, Winston, Zarya, Roadhog, Junkrat, Mei. Can Counter: Mccree, Reaper, Soldier, Mercy, Ana, Zenyatta, Reinhardt, Bastion, Hanzo, Junkrat, Widowmaker. How to Avoid Getting Countered? His Ultimate can be countered by Doomfist’s Rocket Punch, Soldier Visor, Sombra’s Hacks, Ana’s Sleep Dart, Lucio’s Beat Drop, Zenyatta’s Tranquility, Junkrat Trap. So try to wait or bait the enemy to use those abilities and charge in when you get the chance. How You Can Abuse Him: You can use him to engage quickly on their supports and get them out of the fight before their tanks can save them. That way the rest of their team can’t get healed and will be forced to retreat or get wiped. Why You Should Use Him? Like Doomfist, he is amazing at assassinating heroes quickly then using his dash reset to exit the fight. Also alike Doomfist, he can get countered by Mccree’s flashbang, which can be countered if you can reflect it. What Makes Him Better Than Other DPS? His ability to jump into the fight, take out their supports, and carry solo makes him possible the best flanker.

Mccree: One of the few heroes that is not easily countered, which makes him an incredibly good pick. Countered by: Genji, Soldier, D.va. Can Counter: Doomfist, Genji, Pharah, Reaper, Tracer, Sombra, Mercy, Junkrat. How to Avoid Getting Countered? If you can manage to flashbang Genji or Soldier, it will be a much easier kill, but with D.va it’s different. You have to either bait out her Matrix, or just get a couple of headshots to her Mech, then flashbang as she jumps out of it for an easy headshot. How You Can Abuse Him: With Mccree, always to stay near your team and try to fight at mid-range. That way his damage can be maximized while being safe. His Deadeye can also be used to shut down Mercy’s Valkyrie or other dangerous situations. As well as being great at fighting front a distance, he can also fight flankers because of his flashbang. Why You Should Use Him? Nearly every match, a Mccree or soldier is NEEDED! His ability to shut down nearly anything in the game, makes him incredible valuable in a team composition. What Makes Him Better Than Other DPS? Along with taking care of flankers, Mccree can do insane damage, nearly killing every hero, if you get a headshot and a body shot. As well as all that, if you can aim with Mccree, his ultimate recharges incredibly fast!

Pharah: A hero that does the damage of Junkrat, but from a long distance. Countered by: McCree, Soldier, Ana, D.va, Widow. Can Counter: Doomfist, Genji, Reaper, Symmetra, Reinhardt, Bastion, Torbjorn. How to Avoid Getting Countered? A lot of times, I see Pharahs flying out in the open without a Mercy or any cover. To avoid getting killed by a Hitscan, you want to try to fly low to the ground and keep your distance. How You Can Abuse Her: Because she can fly, she can reach places some heroes can’t. Abuse this to flank easily behind enemy lines and to take out their supports. With Pharah, your main goal is to first destroy enemy Turrets, which are usually kept hidden behind a shield. Which is why Pharah works great against compositions with Torbjorn and Orisas. Keep in mind the enemy team’s compositions and see what will work better for Pharah, for example. If they have no Hitscans, she will work wonders! Why You Should Use Her? Because of the heavy damage output she has, she works great on attack when you are facing a Reinhardt shield, or against heroes like Junkrat and Hanzo. Because these heroes have a hard time hitting you, it will make a great chance of staying in the fight. What Makes Her Better Than Other DPS? The reason I’d pick her instead of some other heroes, mainly depends on the enemy composition. If you see that they have only one Hitscan or none at all, Pharah will become a huge threat to their line-up. As well as killing Turrets or weak opponents, Pharah can destroy shields from far away, to keep herself safe and secure.

Reaper: In close range, he can do devastating damage that can nearly two shot any DPS. Countered by: Doomfist, Genji, McCree, Pharah, Soldier, Sombra, Tracer, Ana, Hanzo, Junkrat, Widowmaker. Can Counter: D.va, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Winston, Bastion. How to Avoid Getting Countered? With Reaper, it’s very hard to avoid your counters, but there is a way. To avoid Doomfist, Genji, and Mccree, you just have to bait out their main ability. For Doomfist, it’s his Rocket Punch, for Genji, it’s his Reflect, and for Mccree, it’s his Flashbang. Once they lose those abilities, you are most likely going to win the close range 1v1. But for Heroes like Pharah or Soldier who keep their range, it can be nearly impossible to kill them, unless you catch the off-guard. How You Can Abuse Him: If you want to do well as Reaper, try to get close to your enemies, but try to sneak to them, because if they catch you in medium-long range, you are surely going to die. That’s what you have her teleport ability for! Why You Should Use Him? The main reason I’d say to use Reaper, would be if the enemies have either one of two compositions. If they have three tanks, or if they have two tanks that are very sensitive to being out of place. Examples are Winston or D.va. What Makes Him Better Than Other DPS? The thing that separates him from other DPS is his high damage in close range. If he does manage to get close to you, his shotguns will most likely one, or two shot you.

Soldier: If you use the tracking style of shooting, Soldier is your man!
Countered by: Zarya and Junkrat. Can Counter: Doomfist, Pharah, Reaper, Tracer, Mercy, D.va Reinhardt, Roadhog, Bastion, Junkrat, Torbjorn. How to Avoid Getting Countered? If you are well positioned as Soldier, there is nearly nothing that can counter you. But, if you are out of position, Junkrat can easily one shot you with his combo. To avoid this, always stay near your team, preferably high ground. You can also bait out the Zarya bubble by shooting her a few times, which will scare her into using it. Then you can use your Rockets without any trouble! How You Can Abuse Him: Since he has Damage Falloff, you always want to fight in the range that McCree usually fights in, medium range! If you can land his shots, the amount of damage output you will do is incredible! You can one clip any DPS or healer with the help of a Rocket if needed. Since he is medium range, Tracers will have a hard time fighting you, so they might try to flank your team. Because you have your Rockets at your disposal, you can easily one shot her with a few shots to the head and right click! Why You Should Use Him? In my opinion, Soldier is one of the best heroes in the game. I recommend having at least one Soldier or one McCree, since they both do the same job. His damage output is amazing at shooting down shields or wiping a team with Visor! What Makes Him Better Than Other DPS? His ability to one clip nearly any Hero, and kill flankers is almost unparalleled. Only a few Heroes in this game can shut Soldier down, but if they do, his team will most likely finish them off!

Sombra: A hero that can do deadly damage to the enemy team if used correctly. Countered by: Mccree, Pharah, Soldier, Junkrat. Can Counter: Doomfist, Genji, Reaper, Tracer, Mercy, D.va, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Bastion, Torbjorn. How to Avoid Getting Countered? Against a McCree, you just have to hope he doesn’t have Flashbang, because he will instantly kill you. Against other Heroes like Pharah or Soldier, you just have to get out of their line of sight or teleport away. But Junkrat is a little tricky, since he has a Trap, you have to watch out and spot them before you get trapped. How You Can Abuse Her: She can be extremely useful if you go around hacking Health Packs and Heroes to make them useless for their teams. Her guns are also extremely powerful, with 60 clips and damage near that of Tracers. Why You Should Use Her? If their team is running ability necessary Heroes like Reinhardt and D.va, Sombra will be extremely efficient. Her hacking of Health Packs is also insanely important because it also charges her ultimate very fast. What Makes Her Better Than Other DPS? She can shut down ultimates, shut down tanks, and combo extremely well with ultimates like Zarya’s Graviton Surge and Genji’s Dragon Blade.

Tracer: Extremely fast and can one clip nearly anything if you aim well!
Countered by: Doomfist, McCree, Sombra, Roadhog, Junkrat. Can Counter: Mercy, Zenyatta, D.va, Reinhardt, Winston, Bastion, Widowmaker. How to Avoid Getting Countered? The main way to not get killed by Doomfist, McCree, or Roadhog is by just baiting out, or dodging their abilities. Since you’re Tracer, you have extreme speed, so dodging them can be easy if you predict their abilities. For Junkrat it’s just his trap, so be careful around him. Lastly, it’s Sombra and her hacking. Just hide behind walls when u hear her trying to hack you.
How You Can Abuse Her: Her Pulse Bomb can kill nearly anything, so if you can get behind them, they are your prey. You should always focus on killing supports like Mercy or Zenyatta first, then go for their tanks. Tracer can do insane damage with her guns, so just abuse that to one clip their Supports! Why You Should Use Her? If your team is trying to play dive composition or needs a flanker, Tracer is just perfect for that! She can also take out their important Heroes like supports or tanks in a flash! What Makes Her Better Than Other DPS? Her ability to dash in, get a kill, then recall out is extremely safe and dangerous! Her ultimate also combos very well with Zarya and Reinhardt’s Ultimates!

I hope this helped :)

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