Best Overwatch Characters


The Top Ten

1 Tracer

Shes on the cover of the game, that's enough to prove how badass she is - khali98

Tracer is definitely one of the best Overwatch characters. She has fun gameplay, an interesting character, & she completely dominated her "Death Battle" with Scout. Also, do any other "Doctor Who" fans realize she's a British person who time-travels? Clever move, Blizzard. - JohnOfArcades

Although I'm a Reaper main, but at times I've realized that Tracer is the best hero of the game. She is agile, easy escape, quick at damage and above all she is the face of the game.

I'm already tracer bois and girls 😏 - Demon_Kitty

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2 Genji

How is Genji not number 1 on the list. He is the most mobile and the deadliest character in the game. If a Roadhog hooks you, you can just deflect his shotgun blast back in his face. Sombra may be able to hack and take away Genji's abilities but he can just climb to safety using his passive ability called cybernetic agility. He can counter everyone in one way or another. All those Tracer mains think that just because she can recall and blink she is so powerful. She legit can be killed in one dragon blade hit. Or for that matter just a regular melee attack. I read that guy who made that long comment going on about how he switched mains from Genji to Sombra man he made a big mistake. Besides Genji can be strategic when you know how to play him. Anyway Genji should be number 1.

He is quick does damage can run up walls, can deflect damage, and can dash which does damage and can help get away from dangerous situations. Also he is so fun and once I was deflecting a bastions special move and killed him. Insanely 1/4 of my kills are deflection eliminations, but the best one was when a Ana buffed a soldier with the special move and the soldier used tactical visor and I deflected every bullet and a helix rocket killing him. And if you like those funny kills you might watch on youtube and you want to have your play in it then just use Genji. It is so funny when you deflect a guy to death.

Genji is clearly one of the best in the game. His dragon blade can destroy anyone, his dash does so much damage, instant recharges if you get a kill with it, and he can get out of a sticky situation with it. And last but certainly not least, his deflect, which destroys anything that is just willfully shooting at the enemy, when a random genji jumps from above and shoves all their bullets back into their face.

I'm already Genji - Demon_Kitty

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3 Reaper Reaper

As a miserable teen with 40+ hours in Reaper, the first thing I spent my credits on was his Mariachi skin.

He isn't as easy to play as most believe. His damage falloff means he can be picked off by any hero with range if they know how to backtrack. He is easy to use in that his range of abilities are quite limited and simple in use. At the end of the day, what separates a good Reaper from a bad one is their map knowledge, their ability to make judgement calls and how to behave when faced with different heroes.

For example, a Tracer can easily kite you. You have the power to 2-shot them (headshot + melee) but you need for them to get close. Go around a corner and wait right beside the door. Make sure your shotguns aren't sticking out for them to see. If they're smart and know what you're doing, they'll leave you alone, in which case, you're free to go.

If a Mei is freezing you, most people will use Wraith Form. You can also use Shadow Step since it takes less time ...more

Reaper is great at taking enemys by surprise and annihilate them before they even have the chance to pull their stuff together. He unloads massive damage with his spread weapons and excels at taking out tanks. He is also great at getting out of sticky situations with wrath form. His teleport ability allows him to get into spots right next to the enemy without them knowing that he is even there. His death blossom is very deadly if you know when to use it. I once killed the entire enemy team with death blossom winning the game. Overall, he has the highest damage output in the game while being able to retreat easily.

He may not be the actual best, but he's still my favorite character so I consider him to be. Reaper can destroy most heroes at short range so snipers are his hardest counter. I find myself getting POTG most of the time. Even WITHOUT his ultimate. I'm more successful with him than any other character. I've been playing him since day one. He easily has the coolest voice lines and a bad-ass aesthetic. His ultimate is great for wiping a team in one press of a button. He's not the best but he's my favorite. I'm definitely a Reaper main.

He's cool and powerful, and can escape with one teleport. However he is now nerfed because now you have to be at point blank, but guess what? He can go to wraith form and perform guerrilla tactics. Finally, his death blossom is deadly and super effective.

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Defensive mech is OP, can eat ultimates. Her self destruct ultimate can be deadly when many of the enemies are hovering around the payload or the point. D.Va is by far one of the best characters in the game. - BryanM

She can take a lot of damage and bail out of her mech, but her main fire is very weak and she screeches to a near halt when firing. - Jackamalio

She is a very good tank! Especially the fact she basically has two lives, and possibly more if she gets her ultimate.

Best waifu

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5 Junkrat

Junkrat is seriously underrated - but a good junket means a real threat to the enemy. He poses as a good attack hero as well as defense and his passive ability is amusing to get kills with. As for his ultimate, it is perfect for a situation where the enemy team are all on the payload/objective. He is one kickass hero

Junkrat is one of my favorite characters because he is one of the most fun. He is hilarious and his rip tire is amazing. Also super fun to lob bombs onto the point

Does massive damage with his grenade launcher, good to annoy enemies and also his ultimate can annihilate the enemy by surprise. - khali98

Junkrat is an amazing character with the most original personality I think of. He’s got a great set of attacks and he’s like able, despite his crime spree. I believe he deserves a higher spot on the list.

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6 Soldier: 76

He kills, and his sprint helps make him good to run away and heal himself. He also is great for kills with his helix rockets

The first hero you use and is currently my most used. Helix rockets are great with the addition of healing.

He's kind of like, a normal person in war, and that makes him stand out, and that's nice.

Generally boss

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7 Reinhardt

With clever use of his shield he is the most valuable tank in the game. Overwatch is about teamwork. Between him and Lucio, both are huge benefactors to aid the team as whole, and not just themselves...something I have noticed many people don't get.

Best overwatch hero. He protects his team with his shield and his ultimate is amazing. He my all time favorite..

One of the easiest characters to play and can play literally anything as long as its from the front. - khali98

I'm a Reinhardt main and his backstory is so sad.

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8 Roadhog

God, I can't believe reaper is higher up than him. Hog is a better, higher damage version of reaper who can heal himself infinitely and hook enemies for an instant kill. Hog deserves at least no. 3 spot.

One of the best. His hook is amazing and can heal with a short cool down. Obviously the best character, especially against a mercy meta

My personal favorite. A self healing tank with a chain from Scorpion, Awesome! Great against Hanzo if used right.

This thicc boi should be on the cover of overwatch. Is tracer thicc? NO, she isn't but Roadhog is...

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9 Lucio Lucio Lucio is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

He's a pretty OP healer. Um... yeah use him for attack on point games yeah awesome. I swear I've saved the game with 30 secs left playing as him. Try him. Oh and always vote the HEALER! - PBoi_N_J

Lucio is bae. This guy is an awesome healer on both offense and defense, and he has some jazzy tunes.

Can heal many people at a time and can push people

Heals insanely fast and unlike mercy ana and zennyata he can heal multiple heroes at one time also for four blasts one shot he does 80 damage. And the sound barrier can puch people of the map, so funny

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10 Widowmaker

She is pretty good.
Just always try to be above the ground and snipe, If you do that widow will be very good and easy.
(Also she's pretty hot)

She is awesome and is great for people how want to snipe

I think it's a little too easy to get play of the game with her, and the master's could dominate anyone!

I'm already widowmaker - Demon_Kitty

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The Newcomers

? Junker Queen

I have seen MUCH fanart of her, and she isn't even a playable character.


No words needed

The Contenders

11 McCree McCree McCree is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

His ultimate is one of the most powerful in the game, but his pistol requires extreme precision at long ranges. - khali98

By far the coolest character, in my opinion, but he is also one of the more difficult to truly master.

I can't say why, but I'm glad they have him in this game. He's very distinct and his weapons are unique

I already chose mccree - Demon_Kitty

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12 Bastion

Bastion is an overpowered monster capable of taking out the entire enemy team without even moving. As you scream out rage and break your game bastion will be watching and he shall drink your tears when you are sad and make you sad when you are happy.

Extremely overpowered with his deployable minigun and ultimate ability. Not to be messed with - khali98

Bastion is a MONSTER who kills of his competition and defeating enemies EASILY! He is a Play of the Game Master, and is OP! This bad boy is SAVAGE

NERF BASTION - Demon_Kitty

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13 Sombra Sombra

Sombra can hack (almost) everyone and everything. Seeing as almost all of the other characters in Overwatch (including Sombra) are solely reliant on their abilities when Sombra hacks them they become completely vulnerable to all attacks with no way to defend themselves. The speed boost you get when you go completely invisible is tremendous combined with the translocator you become the most mobile character in the game. If you get a melee attack on the enemy's back they instantaneously die. I literally switched my main from Genji to Sombra because of how powerful she is. I have 50 hours on Genji impressive right. Well then you'll definitely be surprised when I tell you I have over 100 hours on Sombra. In summary Sombra is the best and most strategically based character in Overwatch

She came from a hard childhood. She is not evil and she nice. She just wants what is best for all if you think about it even if she has to backstab to do so. She is also mysterious and can reveal a lot of lore. She is a badass.

I like how her hacking ability can prevent enemies from creating annoying shields


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14 Hanzo

It's sad that most of the hanzo mains never switch not contribute damage or kills to the team. At least on that extremely rare occasion where you have a good handouts, he does all the damage.

Requires very high precision, but deals very large damage and easily the best ultimate ability in the game in an open area - khali98

Hanzo is a full out BEAST! He will kill any Overwatch character in seconds. SAVAGE!

12 OH HELL NO I AM A HANZO MAIN AND I GET AT LEAST 20 kills each match

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15 Mercy

Many people seem to think that playing a support is boring, but characters like Mercy that have to get close to their allies to heal them need to dodge attacks and balance out protecting themselves and healing teammates. This can lead to some serious gameplay.

She's the best healer in the game so she deserves to be up top - ParkerFang

I love playing as Mercy, she's a fun healer, and I love her character

I would main mercy and not play other characters like the new achievement rez 6 people without dying I made it to 5 but then I died so I cried then I woke up the next day and decided to play and I got the huge rez in my first game I loved it but sadly FRIKIN OVERWATCH NERFED HER ULT A

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16 Mei

If you think about it, Mei is one of the most OP (Over-Powered) characters in the game, her icicle is as sharp as anything and her freeze blast is totally OP, by freezing the opponent and then shooting an icicle. Plus she has an ice wall and she can heal without being hit by anyone. Then again she is very unprotected when she gets out of her healing thing.

Mei is bae and she deserves to be higher in the list she is the best and self healing that's a thumbs up for me she may be annoying for others but not me

Me Is overpowered with her ice. She can freeze you and kill. Freezing doesn't only come in her power up she can do it with her gun.

Mei is one of the best because you have to be able to aim well because you can freeze people and then shoot her ult is very powerful will a nerf or a death blossom

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17 Zenyatta

The combination of damage, healing, and debuffing enemies makes Zenyatta the most versatile support. Holding off a frontal assault or pushing into a heavily defended control point with the Iris is almost a free couple of kills for the team.

I love this floating robot! He's definitely top 10 bound!

Zenyatta's baller yo! Get him in the top ten


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18 Pharah

Underrated character, extremely powerful and her ultimate can tear people to shreds - khali98

Shes good at a lot of things and has compelling relations with the others.

The reason I like this character is because of her missle barrage, her explosive shooting weapon, and how she can somewhat fly. Its very fun using her. - AlBrEv2003

She is top ten because on consule she is immpossible to hit.

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19 Winston

Winston is one of the most fun characters to play. He might seem like he is really easy although you need to know when to engage and disengage and you need to have good positioning to kill people with his low damage tesla cannon

He is a genetically engineered, super genius, gorilla! What more could you want? He's powerful, smart, and he's trying to get the heroes of OverWatch together again.

Is it also worth noting that he's voiced by Crispin Freeman? Who I think does a pretty good performance and kinda makes me wanna play as him if I ever get the game. - OnyxDash

I wanna be Winston - Demon_Kitty

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20 Doomfist

At the start I didn't get doomfist potential. Then I saw some videos on YouTube, and I understood that he's one of the funniest and skillful heroes to play. There are many maps with awesome rollouts that allows you to reach awesome spots, using the jump with the rocket punch. Love him.

I despite him, Doomfist is extremely overpowered. - GalaticStarArtist12

Sick fist, Sick Hero.

cool name

21 Symmetra Symmetra

Cool main attack (despite lack of range), fantastic turrets, a cool ultimate, and looks pretty hot and sexy.

Considered to be one of the most beautiful and sexy female video game character

One of the best at spawn trapping and easily gets killed unless there's a junkrat or winston

22 Ana Ana Ana is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

Not like she's the best burst healer and deals a fast charging game changing ultimate or anything

Ana is a multitasker. You can't expect her to get gold in healing every time, as she's also trying to help in dealing out damage. A good Ana is incredibly useful in any team, regardless of how many cards she gets, or how many medals.

She is easy to play

Come on guys. Give some love for the grandma and one of the founders of overwatch. practicaly Soldier 76's sidekick.. And is so underestimated. A good ana could takle anybody. AND I mean ANYBODY. EVEN GENJI.

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23 Zarya

Her shield is the greatest/most annoying/most helpful ability in the game, but I've never found her main attacks very good.

A Zarya who knows what he/she is doing can be a force to be reckoned with. Like my fried with Zarya goes
3-5 with 200 damage blocked. However I took the time to learn how to play her and I go 26-3 with 3,500 damage blocked. Her weapon up close deals massive amounts of damage (it will also increase your aiming skills). Her ability to block d.vas ultimate for herself and a team mate makes her extremely useful, and last her ultimate is in my oppion the best in the game. Why? Because One if the payload is coming and you're the only one left you can get them off the payload while your teammates respawn. Also when you use it with McRee, Gengi, D.Va, (just to name my favorite ones to combo) if used right you can get the team kill pretty easily, and if not a team kill almost always at least 2-3 opponents.

24 Moira

She is really op with her life steak and damage orbs and she can do a good bit of healing

Just getting her on the list. Also, who the hell are Marcus and Liao?

Moira was well needed and we should be happy. she will play a big part in the story

Paras suport best suport

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25 Orisa Orisa

Orisa is the best player to use as defense because her shield will defend your team from a lot of the incoming fire and can just put it back down at full health in only 7 seconds. She is also the best counter to Reaper as a tank hero and is probably the best defense hero in the game. I would personally not recommend using her as attack, though she is still good but not as good and is op in the map lunar colony on defense.

BEcause the other on the list is spelt wrong so orisa should be above

Good defensive

Sucks TO BE HER - boiman

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26 Hammond
27 Torbjörn Torbjörn

My favorite defense hero.

He's the best defense hero - BrianScott01

Play of the game - Hater

DWARFF NYEHHEHEHEH dem midget why does his beard look like a butt lol.

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28 Bridgette

New yes, but she is just badass. She's also very sexy

She is really good and should not be nerfed. I you complain about a Bridgette killing you all the time, your just salty and bad at aiming

Just released on console

She is the new character

29 Oriza

Even if she is new, she is a pretty good tank. The only bad thing about her is that when you play her, there is no moment that you think you can surpass everyone (use your ultimate for example). She definitely needs a buff. Until then, she just needs skill to use.

You spelled wrong yo jackass


A buff is definitely needed for her ult. She is good but her ult nah - PBoi_N_J

30 Liao

Not the best option...

31 Penguin

Lol penguin is my main! - Granton8ter05

32 Wuhbh
33 Putin
34 B.O.B

He was there for Ashe when no one else was

He do something

35 Ashe
36 Athena

Can't wait for her release hopefully she has a really cool boomerang shield that deals high damage to all the other scrubs on the other team

37 Pudge Pudge
38 YouNoahIt68
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