Worst Abilities in Overwatch

Jackamalio
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?

The Top Ten

1 Symmetra'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

2 Symmetra'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

3 Widowmaker'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

It can be decent for moving upwards put in terms of moving forward, it is never consistent. True story: every time I played Widowmaker and used her grappling hook to move forward, it either didn't hook because it was too far way (because of inconsistency). Or, it just went to the wrong location

4 Symmetra'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

5 Winston'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

6 D. 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

7 Lucio'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

8 D. Va's Pistol

At least it fires faster than mercy's pistol

Very weak shots, even though it really isn't intended to kill people so much as it is to build ult charge. - Jackamalio

9 Bastion's Recon Configuration

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

10 McRee's Combat Roll

It has a ridiculously small roll and a long cool down. Having one of those be buffed would make it more useful

Why can't the comba roll take you a bit further because there is no point using it to escape

The Contenders

11 Torbjorn's Turret

It's Completely Useless!

It is useful in vs ai, but in normal games, the turret just doesn't pack enough of a punch.

12 Reaper's Shadow Step

This ability teleports Reaper to a designated area. But you have to what 1 second before firing after teleporting. This might not sound so bad, but if there is a sniper or a McCree waiting to fan the hammer, it is truly awful.

13 Pharah's Concussive Blast

The only time you will use it is when enemies are by a cliff, and plenty of maps don't have that, and plenty more don't have it where it will make a significant difference

This ability used to be useful, but then Blizzard nerfed it to do no damage. All it does is knock enemies away from the point of impact. I cannot think of any way this ability could be useful.

14 Ana'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

15 Tracer's Pulse Bomb

Yes it can kill players and explodes quickly, but the blast damage is far too small it has to stick to any enemy. And you have to be close to the enemy since the range of your throw is very small. That doesn't help when your hp is only 150

16 Lucio's Sonic Amplifier

Very low damage, has slow projectiles, low fire rate, and is just overall a very poor weapon. His soundwave secondary is very good, but the primary fire is just awful. You should never attempt to solo an enemy with the primary fire. - Jackamalio

17 Hand cannon - Doomfist

They should make it able to recharge a bit quicker.

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