Worst Abilities in Overwatch

Overwatch is full of many great heroes and abilities. But with the great, there is always lackluster. Which abilities in Overwatch are the least useful?

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1Symmetra's Shields

They only give you +25 regenerating health, which, most of the time, is borderline worthless. This ability was actually so bad that they are removing it completely with the upcoming redesign to her kit. - Jackamalio

2Symmetra's Photon Orb

Sure, it does devastating damage and passes through barriers, but it moves so ridiculously slow that it's extremely easy to dodge. - Jackamalio

3Widowmaker's Grappling Hook

Half the time, the hook doesn't even land where you want it to. This is especially bad since it has an insanely long cool down. - Jackamalio

4Symmetra's Turrets

Especially on console, Symmetras laser turrets are far too weak to be effective. While they're good at softening and slowing opponents, they don't do a lot of damage and are unbearably frail, dying in just one hit. Not to mention there is a ten second cooldown to regenerate just one of them. A Winston can destroy a whole room of turrets if he just blindly fires and spins around.

Thankfully it does look like they are getting a buff in the amount you can place and how long it takes to regen them. - Jackamalio

5Winston's Barrier Orb

Not the worst ability, but it only lasts a short time, has a long cool down, and can't take much punishment. Pretty much only exists to give Winston time for his jump pack to recharge. - Jackamalio

6D. Va's Fusion Cannons

They would be great weapons if they didn't slow D.Va's movement speed to a crawl. Most of the time, people can just walk away form you to escape the fire because the guns don't do enough damage. Granted, it is more intended to be a suppressive fire-esqe weapon.

The weapons have become much more useful since D.Va's buff to her movement when firing. - Jackamalio

7Lucio's Wall Ride

Not really a bad ability, but ultimately just kind of pointless. Very few walls in the game allow you to take full advantage of this ability. - Jackamalio

8D. Va's Pistol

Very weak shots, even though it really isn't intended to kill people. - Jackamalio

9Bastion's Recon Configuration

Everyone knows the really power is in his turret form, but he can hold his own with it. - Jackamalio

10Ana's Sleep Dart

It's a very good ability statistically, allowing you to escape enemies. The problem is that your allies will see the person you sleep darted and will often shoot them, waking them up. - Jackamalio

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1. Symmetra's Shields
2. Symmetra's Photon Orb
3. Widowmaker's Grappling Hook



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