Best Overwatch Characters

The Top Ten
1 Tracer Tracer is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

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.

She's epic. I love her personality and the accent. She's also a total badass with a kind heart.

My favourite characters of all time. She is by far the coolest and best hero is overwatch

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

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.

3 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.

He is a hard to hit target and can deal very deadly attacks if you let him out of your sight. He can also deflect and block attacks. He can also make quick getaways and finishes with swift strike. He is by far a very unique overwatch hero

4 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.

Hands Down The Best Main In overwatch I main Has Her all the Time!. I seen Genderswaps of Her They Look more Cute. To be Honest I love her! She’s Amazing and Cute I seriously Love the Bunny Logo and Her Logo that's on her Mech. I'm Still trying her Ultimate The Last Time I got a Quadruple Kill with Self Destruct. Her Skins are so Expensive I wish blizzard Can lower The Price. I really wanted the Officer Skin And Black Cat and B.VA Skin!. I get Jealous when others Get the skin That I really want!. D.VA By Far the First Main When my Brother Got me into overwatch!. I'm still learning Other Heroes In Overwatch!. Such As Reaper and Soldier 76 Sombra, Tracer

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.

Can fly around and damage enimes, and engage flying targets too.

She can be used for protecting the rest of the team with her defensive triangle.

D.va has been nerfed a lot. Her defense matrix time has gone from 4 sec to 2 sec, her missles got a nerf, what next? But still, she is fun to play and she has a lot of different ways you can play her. As a 85 hour D.va main, I personally think that all her customisables are great and she herself is. Blizzard,please don't nerf her any more.

P.S-She needs a buff that she doesn't take damage when entering her mech and that when you hide behind a small object, the Self-Destruct can still kill the enemies.

5 Junkrat

He can do massive damage with his (R)est(I)n(P)eace Tire and he is so much fun to play! You can easily annoy the other team with a surprise ultimate, a concussion mine (I'm not sure if that's what its called), and a bunch of grenades! He is really easy to use so I would recommend him to someone who is bored of their main, or if you just started playing overwatch and want a easy character to start off with!

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.

6 Roadhog

one of the most cancer tanks if played against the enemy - deals high damage, heal ability can be repeatedly used since cool down is so short, and has a fat belly. The best tank ever.

Epic class. I used to look at him and think "who would want to play a fat australian criminal who has a pig nose and has a raspy voice? " That was until I played him. He can hook squishy enemies like tracer, pull her in, and one shot her with his scrap gun. He has take a breather which gives him 300 hp and has a 8 second cool down! amazing.

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

7 Soldier: 76

I used to always think of players that play soldier as unskillful noobs that require an aimbot ultimate to play. but I've recently been playin quite a lot of soldier and he acc takes skill no cap

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 is the best and easiest DPS shooter in the game. He is great for beginners. As him being my main I am very good with him

8 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.

Compared to other Overwatch characters, he is among one of the strongest ones because of his teamwork.
Shield the entire team, can stun, pin, deal damage, take damage and pretty much everything.

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.

He's one of those characters that no matter what will just make you feel better, plus he's badass, great background story, and fun to play as.

9 Widowmaker Widowmaker is a fictional, playable villain hero appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Introduced in November 2014 at BlizzCon, Widowmaker made her debut in Overwatch, released in May 2016.

Hard to use, but when used well, OP. She has a grappling hook that takes a long time for a cool down, and her venom mine doesn't do that much damage. Full-auto mode rarely gets any kills, and that leaves you with sniper mode. Her escape plan isn't very good, and she can't heal herself plus the low health. When you get POTG, teammates will be impressed by your skills. She and Genji are my two mains.

Widowmaker should earn number 2 or 3. She has a very Interesting and Awsomly Heartbreaking Background. She is the Queen of Attack and Defense. And she has one of the best Weapons in Overwatch. She's Sexy and totally Badass. She is literally the Nicki Minaj of Overwatch. And she's so Loving of her Husband that she actually went to his Grave in the Overwatch Christmas Comic. She's Independent and she knows how to kick some butt. And she defeated Tracer who's a Fast and Fierce Opponent. She has one of the best and gothic lines ever. Widowmaker is still one of the best dps along with Genji and Doomfist, which is pretty good considering that all her counters are meta as well. She's so tough that she took a Huge Punch from Doomfist's Gaunlet. She get's hated a lot because she's just too OP. Love or Hate Widowmaker she's still one of the best in Overwatch.

Widowmaker is a character that takes skill to main. And nerves to cope with all the hate and the “Widow change” comments before the competitive game has even started. She can one shot kill enemies from a distance and is literally defenceless if enemies are close to her so you gotta learn how to escape efficiently or one shot kill enemies chasing you. Best character, I main her and she’s my all time favourite.

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)

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

His lines are so cheesy, and his music gets really annoying. His appearance is alright, except for those ridiculous tubes on his head that look like annoying dreadlocks. His concept is pretty cool; I do like the use of sound.

It is essential for every team to have support. If you don't have a support on your team you are dead. Supports can change the game. Lucio is the best support. Tracer, Genji, and D.Va are all really good but they can't do anything without a lucio.

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!

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

The Contenders
11 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.

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

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

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

A very underrated hero in my opinion, Sombra's hacking in my opinion is very beneficial for the team as some abilities from the opposing team are what put my team at a disadvantage sometime, plus healing is much easier as the cool-down is faster and only my team can heal with those health packs. Plus the translocator helps get you out of a tight position and being stealthy makes for a great advanatage for the team, especially when killing characters such as Widowmaker, Bastion, Torbjorn or Hanzo. Finally her EMP, being able to hack all her enemies and stop them from using their ultimates, yeah very useful.

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

13 Mercy

players of overwatch, don't hate on the supports, because they don't have to heal u if they don't want to and just pocket some top500 widow. be grateful that even u r toxic they still $ you

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.

Mercy saves team, even though her rez got nerfed, but she is the best healer, AND can resurrect heroes without breaking a sweat! She can save lives, in this case, A life, and she's a game changer! You need Mercy on every team!

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)

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

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.

He's great for doing damage when supported by a tank.

His Damage is insane
His Recon is insane

Easy to pick up, hard to master,but hanzo is awesome

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

Poor underrated Bastion! I scarcely play with another character he just really suitable my gaming style and I think he’s a unique difference in strategic skill

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.

He is my main. Also he is not overpowered. Juat learn how to counter him. He is only overpowered against AI. As a one star hero, the skill you have to learn is position, not aim. His aim takes little to no skill.

In my opinion, Bastion is my number 1 for who's best. When you equip the machine gun, there is no stopping him

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.

The most annoying hero in overwatch. You will be happily running the houses as whatever hero you want, and suddenly you stop moving. You look around but it is too late, you are frozen solid and must watch as you get headshotted with a tiny little icicle.

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.

It's not a terrible class, but it does seem extremely pointless

17 Pharah

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.

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

Voting for Pharah as a Mercy main because Pharmercy is the best duo in Overwatch.

18 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

Hate the guy. He's characters to basic and boring. He picks on the little guys of the game. He's jump charge is way to quick. He's guns like a big sparkler. I don't like the guy.

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.

19 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

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.

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.

Totally does not get enough credit, I mean ynkow, stupid and all but fun to play as, good healer, has he best skin in the game (nutcracker) and he TRAINED GENJI FOR GOD'S SAKE!

20 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.

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.

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.

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

21 Symmetra

Symmetra should clearly be first. Her turrets and teleporters just speak for themselves. She should at LEAST be top 15. Unbelievable.

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

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

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

22 Ashe

I main her and she’s so balanced and the MOST underrated. Once you learn to play her and master her and know when to throw and shoot your dynamite at enemies (especially when they are grouped up together) she’s a blast to play.

shes the best I second main her

She’s awesome but hasn’t unlocked her full potential yet

New character=good

23 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.

Can take an 1v1 or go flank.

He is the best!

24 Sigma

He's powerful, and fun once you learn how to use him.

He is my main. If you figure him out he can absolutely destroy dps, suppoort, and most tank heroes

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

ana is so OP in 1v1's and in regular team fights so many people dive her thinking she's just another squishy but she's a old squishy and can sleep u because she is goody with her sleepy darties. >:P

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.

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.

Ana is definitely my main healer but she could use more damage and have some ability to who knows snipe. You can play her for sniping but your not widowmaker and can't get to higher ground which is what a sniper is used for.~Queen Blenda

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