Tag: Hero Strategies

Overwatch – Mercy – Resurrect – Part 1

Normally, I don’t skip over Map Points, but this one kinda hurt the last few days. When do you Resurrect?

  • Your Reinhardt charges and dies. Our team rushes the point with our main tank down. What do you do?
    • A) Keep Resurrect and your entire team dies spread out across the area, leaving only yourself, and within 3 seconds of dying yourself.
    • B) Pop Resurrect to bring our Reinhardt back making it an even 6 on 6 fight. Even if we lose, we’re able to hold it for a duration for me to gain charge to get another Resurrect going.

I think of Resurrect as a reset button, which you can use after they burned through several ultimates. If your team is going in one at a time, that’s a bad sign, because it’s basically 1 versus 6, and now we became a man down because of it, which makes the next fight, extremely harder if we don’t wait for the person to come back. When the person dies, and we wait, it eats the clock away and leaves us with less time to either move the payload or capture the point.

Anyway, if you guys want, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Overwatch – Mercy – Hanamura – Point A – Defense – Part 2

There’s always a few questions dealing with Team Composition that people tend to look towards:

  • Do we have a Bastion where Mercy can pocket heal him?
  • Do we have a set-up on the high ground in Point A, so if the tanks need to be healed, Mercy can jump down and heal them up for a bit, then Mercy can return to buff any ally’s damage against the enemy team?
  • Do we have some sort of plan to avoid being hit by Junkrat? If so, refer to here, because Junkrat can lob bombs through the hole in the wall against any Torbjorn Turret or Bastion set-up on the high ground.

If you do wish to set-up on the high ground as a Mercy, hide behind the building on that ledge.

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If you back up, you’ll have cover from oncoming attacks from Junkrat, Pharah, or Widowmaker. Same idea applies to Part 1, where if you use the building as cover, you won’t die as often, and your survival ability goes up tremendously. Same instance, if you fly with Pharah, for the Pharmacy combo, you always have to make sure to stay out of line of sight, because a good Soldier: 76, McCree, or Widowmaker can shoot you down from the sky.

Regardless, if your point is under attack, you can go through the building that you’re in to the left side of Control Point A.

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If you make a right, you’ll have a clear view of Control Point A, where if someone needs healing or if you need to pop Resurrect, that’s where you can do so.

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Anyway, if you succeed in making sure the enemy team doesn’t take Point A, congrats. If not…then the battle extends into capturing Control Point B.

Anyway, if you guys want, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Overwatch – Mercy – Hanamura – Point A – Defense – Part 1

In this segment, I’ll show you guys where I typically hide within Hanamura. It goes with the set-up, as per usual, because if you don’t adapt to what your team has, then you won’t be able to heal your team back-up in time before they die, when you don’t have Resurrect available.

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Just to note, this is the building that’s right next to the gate, which is a choke point to defend in Hanamura. In this area, I can heal up either tank heroes or DPS heroes from this position. If I go through here:

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I can get behind my own team and heal people that are away from the doorway, but also set-up for the next part. If say for instance, your team gets driven from the choke to Control Point A, you can move from the building to the left of the choke point to here:

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If I take a right, and take this path, I’ll be heading into the building on the left of this picture. If I stay on the first floor, I can walk through and head to Control Point A, and use the building as cover against oncoming attacks.

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This is where, it’s basically all or nothing. You have to heal your team while in a Brawl set-up. You also have to make sure to not die, and if you get Resurrect, use it.

Anyway, if you guys have any questions, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.