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Overwatch players are convinced Brigitte's Rally armor is broken

by Bill Cooney

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Brigitte is widely considered one of the most “OP” heroes in Overwatch by players and a new discovery about how her Rally armor works could back that idea up.

Brigitte’s Rally provides 15 armor per 0.5 seconds for 10 seconds, for up to 100 armor on self and allies while also providing a 30 percent movement speed increase to herself and allies.

In a detailed Reddit post, user ClumsyLi explained how Brigitte’s Rally armor can actually shrug off 20 to 45 percent more damage than normal armor, which would go a long way towards explaining why she seems to be practically invincible when using her ultimate.

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A lot of players feel like Brigitte's ultimate ability Rally can make her almost unkillable.


“Armoring you up!”

The damage reduction is a result of how Brigitte’s armor is applied during the ultimate, as Reddit user czarlol explained in the comments. Basically, each “piece” of Brigitte’s rally armor is its own temporary armor. So when she gets hit the game removes the bits of armor one by one rather than all at once.

Brigitte can produce up to 15 “layers” of armor during her ultimate, and damage reduction is re-calculated when entering every armor layer.

Basically this means that Brigitte’s armor is significantly better at mitigating damage than regular armor, 20 percent to be exact, which makes her much harder to take out.

ClumsyLi even provided a Workshop mode where Overwatch players can test for themselves how strong Brigitte’s armor is by displaying the amount of damage and damage avoided while playing her.

For players who want to see how powerful Brigitte’s armor actually is for themselves, the Workshop code is: 9S83Z.