Best Overwatch Characters


The Top Ten

1 Tracer

She's my go to character who can dodge opponents and get behind them in a second.

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

Tracer is a teleporting maniac. That's how awesome she is.

You spelled Cancer wrong - CameronBinder

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2 Genji

Movement speed with his deflect being able to counter most thing makes or the best dps

Gengi can block ultimate, awesome

Its deflect is just waytoo overpowered, shoot as fas as you want the bullets come flying back


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3 Reaper Reaper

Reaper god mode

God! once you know how to use him you can

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

I just think he's cool

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4 D.VA D.VA D.Va is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

D.VA is a very versatile hero. She can fly around with her boosters, which can be used to engage and escape. Defense matrix can eat many abilities which can prove dangerous to the team, such as sleep dart, flashbang, and some ultimates such as graviton surge. Her micro missiles can also provide good burst damage, and although people say her primary fire is weak, when used properly with her other abilities, it can be very effective. Finally, her ultimate can be very dangerous and powerful, provided it is used under the right circumstances.

No words needed.

I main she is really fun to play and is really aggressive.

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

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5 Junkrat

I Junkrat main he is just overall an amazing character

How is Junkrat not number 1

I'm a junkrat main

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

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6 Soldier: 76

Generally boss

Helix rockets. Enough said

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.

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7 Reinhardt

Rein is the best character in the game because he can defend an entire team, take down an entire team with clever use and can take a point single handily while only losing half his health.

Guys Reinhardt is the strongest character in my opinion

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

He has a rocket powered hammer a squire and he can break the ground,smash people into the wall,he also has a shield and more!

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8 Roadhog Roadhog

Because he is fat and has cool chain- me 2018

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.

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

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

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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.

My dude

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

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10 Widowmaker

Oh come on! I had to add her myself? Widowmaker is AWESOME great fighter and my go to on overwatch

Best sniper and cool back story

I'm already widowmaker - Demon_Kitty

So hot

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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.

I already chose mccree - Demon_Kitty

He is my main. All of my play of the games are with him. He is number 1 for me.

What time is it? High Noon! - RealUprising

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

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12 Hanzo

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

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!

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13 Mercy

Mercy is very easy for beginners. She has great skins and can really be the difference between winning and losing (depending on the player's skill)

MERCY is amazing she tried to rez me like over 100 times then I saw her die I was like

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 is a strong healer with beautiful grace

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

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.


To be invisible is the best ability of overwatch

BOOP! WE ARE #1 BOOP! The Real Sombra Main

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15 Bastion


Has a tank mode for crying out loud.

NERF BASTION - Demon_Kitty

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.

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16 Mei

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

Sorry, sorry, I'm sorry, sorry

I love her she adorable

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.

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17 Zenyatta

As a Zenyatta main myself I can agree with this spot because other heros can beat him on 1v1s and although he has one of the best ultimates in the game, his speed is slow so he can't really run away from his enemy's. But I believe that his discord orb could rank him at least a little bit higher

Should be #1! He has the ability to make his teammates stronger, and his enemies weaker! He is hard to play but once you are good at him, he is one of the most useful healers.


Zen yata heals kills and all in between

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18 Pharah

Her weapons are very powerful. Teamed with mercy, she's unstoppable. And, has a very high chance of being on fire.

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

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19 Winston

I wanna be Winston - Demon_Kitty

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's fun to play - hiphopgod

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.

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20 Doomfist

He is the best!

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.

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21 Symmetra Symmetra

How is she so low?!

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

Most underrated character

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23 Moira

The only Talon support, and the only healer (besides Brigitte) who actually feels like she can DPS as well.

Good at getting fast moving enemies

Paras suport best suport

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

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24 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.

25 Hammond
26 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

Why is she so unpopular? Great offense and defense, her ult is brilliant, powerful shield, a ton of ammo, a self heal, she makes it way easier to hit everyone, and after all that she's least popular? And why is her name spelt wrong ranked higher? in my opinion best charecter in the game.

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27 Torbjörn Torbjörn

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

My favorite defense hero.

He's the best defense hero - BrianScott01

Play of the game - Hater

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28 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

29 Bridgette

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

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

Just released on console

She is the new character

30 Ashe Ashe

New character=good

She's awesome

What a woman

is good

31 Liao

Not the best option...

32 Penguin

Lol penguin is my main! - Granton8ter05

33 Wuhbh
34 Putin

He's gay that's pretty cool

35 B.O.B

He was there for Ashe when no one else was

He do something

36 Junker Queen

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

37 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

38 Echo
39 XQC

No words needed

40 RIP-Tire
41 Baptiste


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1. D.VA
2. Mercy
3. Reinhardt
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2. Mei
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