Overwatch announced their latest hero, Moira, a 48 year old Geneticist who has former relations with the Blackwatch and Talon organizations.
She was announced at this year’s Blizzcon. Moira will be the 27th hero to hit the roster. She is classified as a support class with various unique support-like abilities:
- BIOTIC GRASP
- Using her left hand, she expends biotic energy to heal allies in front of her. Her right hand fires a long-range beam weapon that saps enemies’ health, healing Moira and replenishing her biotic energy.
- BIOTIC ORB
- She launches a rebounding biotic sphere; she can choose between a regeneration effect that heals the allies it passes through, or a decay effect that deals damage to enemies.
- Moira quickly teleports a short distance.
- She channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies.
Moira will be adding some diversity to the Mercy dominated meta in today’s competitive scene. The Overwatch community has been voicing their opinions about re-balancing Mercy or countering her high pick rate with another hero. As you can see, Blizzard delivered just that.
You can watch some over her abilities being demonstrated above. If you want to know more about her lore, head over to Overwatch’s hero description.