How to Use All Healers in Overwatch 2, Explained

When you prefer to sit back and help out behind the scenes, support is the role for you. Support heroes heal their allies and provide speed boosts, allowing their teammates to take the limelight. Each support hero has a unique playstyle and various forms of team utility, so they can meet the needs of their allies. Here is a guide on how to use each support hero in Overwatch 2.

How to Play Every Support Hero in Overwatch 2

How to play Ana

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Ana should be used as a mid to long range healer, staying out of the front lines but not straying too far from combat. His rifle can be used to both heal allies and damage enemies and can be aimed for precise aiming. She has a Biotic Grenade that can be used to heal allies or prevent enemies from being healed. Ana also has a Sleep Dart ability that temporarily incapacitates an enemy, though they wake up if they take damage. As a member of the Support class, she receives self-healing over time. Finally, his ultimate Nano Boost strengthens an ally, increasing their damage.

Ana’s main strength is her ability to stop teamfights. While its healing is beneficial, its anti-heal turns the tide of a fight. With a well-timed Sleep Dart, she can prevent an Ultimate Genji from getting team kills. If there’s an opponent causing trouble in the backlines, Ana is far from helpless. On the other hand, Ana’s healing kit is also intuitive and unique. His Biotic Rifle heals allies instantly, rather than over time. With her biotic grenade, Ana can heal her entire team in a medium area at once. As a support, Ana is indispensable to her team, with instant healing and anti-healing abilities.

How to play Baptiste

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Baptiste specializes in mid-range area-of-effect healing. He wields a weapon that can be used to fire in three-shot bursts or launch a small projectile that appears and heals nearby allies on impact. His Regenerative Burst heals himself and nearby allies instantly, with additional healing over time. Initial burst of instant healing is doubled for all allies below 50% health. His strongest ability is Immortality Field, which prevents allies from dying for several seconds, but can be destroyed. Baptiste can also crouch to jump higher and has the general support passive of self-healing over time.

Baptiste’s greatest strength is his Immortality Field, which can negate a potential team wipe and save his teammates from certain death. The only other character who can use a similar ability is Kiriko, although Baptiste’s ability lasts longer. When timed correctly, this small period of invulnerability can be vital to winning a team fight, as its large radius can easily protect your entire team. In Support, Baptiste excels in reflexive games that can save his entire team.

How to play Bridget

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Brigitte specializes in hand-to-hand combat and crowd control. She possesses an extended range flail that is deadly in close combat. With the Repair Pack, she grants healing over time to one of her allies and can carry up to three healing charges at a time. Brigitte can use Whip Shot to knock enemies back, knocking them away from your allies.

With Barrier Shield, she can maintain a protective barrier, which can be used to hit enemies with the attack button. Brigitte’s ultimate is Rally, which grants movement speed and temporary health to allies in the area. Her Inspire passive grants healing to nearby allies when she deals damage, and her Support class passive grants her self-heal over time.

Brigitte’s greatest strength is her ability to bound enemies, constantly pushing them away from her teammates. If an enemy damage hero is harassing her support teammate, she can fend them off and handle the situation. She is also good at causing fights with her ultimate rally, creating an opportunity for her allies to achieve the objective.

 

How to play Kiriko

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Kiriko specializes in responding quickly to team needs, switching between healing and damage as needed. His Healing Ofuda tracks allies and heals over time, while his Kunai deals increased critical damage. With Kiriko’s Swift Step ability, she can teleport directly to her allies, even without direct line of sight.

His Suzu Protection is the most powerful part of his kit, since like Baptiste’s Immortality Field, it temporarily prevents allies from dying. Unlike Baptiste, Kiriko’s Protection Suzu can clean up negative status effects, including anti-heal, bleed damage, and stun. His Kitsune Rush ultimate creates a straight path that increases the movement speed, attack speed, and ability cooldowns of all nearby teammates. As a support hero, Kiriko also receives self-healing over time.

Kiriko’s main strength is her protection Suzu, which can instantly negate potential threats. Even though this ability requires precise timing, its usefulness is worth the learning curve. With the attack speed buff from her ultimate, she can turn some heroes into forces of nature, especially those who already have a fast rate of fire. As a support, Kiriko is a hero who can save the team in crucial moments, as long as you have a decent reaction speed. For a more in-depth Kiriko guide, check out How to Play Kiriko in Overwatch 2 – Hero Guide.

How to play Lucio

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Lucio specializes in close range area of ​​effect healing. With Crossfade, Lucio can switch between healing allies and increasing their movement speed, all within a wide radius around him. With Amp It Up, Lucio increases the effectiveness of healing or accelerating Crossfade. Lucio can also use Soundwave to knock enemies away from him, and his Sound Barrier ultimate to give nearby teammates temporary bonus health. With his Wall Ride passive, Lucio can jump on a wall to quickly traverse it, and his Support class passive allows him to self-heal over time.

Lucio’s greatest strength is his area of ​​effect healing. This allows him to simultaneously fire at enemies, without sacrificing his healing potential. This ability can also heal the whole team, if they stay together in one area. Lucio’s sonic barrier is also quite effective at launching a push towards the objective, as it provides the entire team with bonus health for a few seconds. This prevents your team from being instantly downed as soon as the push begins, putting you at a disadvantage. While Lucio’s healing isn’t overwhelming, it is consistent, providing allies with a constant source of regeneration.

How to Play Mercy

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Mercy specializes in resurrecting allies and giving her team a second chance. With her staff, Mercy can switch between healing allies and granting them a damage boost. She can use Guardian Angel to propel herself towards allies, as well as super jump to launch herself upwards. Her strongest ability is Resurrect, which brings a recently eliminated ally back to life after a short period of channeling. With Angelic Descent, Mercy can fall slowly, floating across the battlefield. Mercy’s Valkyrie ultimate allows her to fly, increasing the effectiveness of her abilities. As a support hero, she also receives self-healing over time.

Mercy’s greatest strength is her ability to redeem mistakes. If her ally is caught out of position, Mercy can dash in and revive them, allowing a push with the whole team. With her staff, Mercy’s healing per second is quite impressive and can quickly be swapped between teammates in need. Although no longer a mandatory part of team comps, Mercy is still a great asset to any team, due to her ability to revive allies.

 

How to play Moira

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Moira specializes in dealing massive damage and healing. With her Biotic Grip, Moira can switch between healing allies and damaging enemies, though healing depletes her Biotic energy. With Biotic Orb, Moira releases an orb that heals or damages, and bounces off walls.

She can use Fade to fade briefly, become immune to damage, and run away quickly, but she cannot attack during this time. Moira’s Ultimate Coalescence fires a beam that heals allies and damages enemies. As a support hero, she receives the universal ability to self-heal over time.

Moira’s main strength is her massive damage potential. Due to her kit, Moira must attack enemies in order to recharge her healing, and each of her abilities have offensive abilities. With a well-placed Biotic Orb, she can wipe out low health enemies, becoming a threat even when she’s away from combat. She’s a great choice for players familiar with the Damage class, but she can also heal when her team needs it.

How to play Zenyatta

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Zenyatta is good at pressuring the enemy team. With his Destruction Orb, he can either fire individual projectiles or charge them up to unleash a more powerful attack. His Orb of Discord ability can be attached to an enemy to increase the amount of damage they take. Alternatively, his Harmony Orb periodically heals an ally, as long as they maintain line of sight.

With the Snap Kick passive, Zenyatta receives a 50% increase to his fast melee damage, along with increased knockback. Zenyatta’s ultimate is Transcendence, which makes him temporarily invulnerable, grants him movement speed, and quickly heals nearby allies. As a support hero, he also receives passive self-healing over time.

Zenyatta’s greatest strength is his ability to take on the enemy team and pressure them, either through his Discord Orb or basic attacks. If an enemy Damage hero infiltrates the backlines, Zenyatta is more than capable of fighting back and eliminating the threat. His ultimate is also vital in a team fight, as he can stop a potential team from killing and quickly restore…