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Overwatch players explain how to fix problems with DPS Moira

Published: 3/Jun/2020 20:45

by Alan Bernal


There’s been a split consensus in the Overwatch community on Moira players using the healer as a DPS instead, and people have been suggesting their ways to fix the problem.

Moira is one of Overwatch’s most potent healers and can be a nuisance to deal with because of the Fade ability that lets her navigate chaotic firefights. But even more tempting is the ability to put out a consistent source of damage in such an efficient way.

This quickly turns into a problem if the Talon agent is using too much of her biotic energy to deal damage instead of replenishing the health bars of her allies.

According to Redditor ‘DarthGrievous,’ the nerf to Moira didn’t really address the root of her problem. They pointed to the hero’s easy mechanical skills that allow “the average player to have practically perfect accuracy with [Moira].”

They suggest that if the Blizzard devs want to actually fix the character, it doesn’t start with reducing her damage output.

Players are trying to find a balance between Moira’s damage and healing capabilites.

“If Blizzard wants to crack down on DPS Moiras, they should reduce her beam width and buff her damage,” DarthGrievous said. “Thus, good aimers can get more value out of her beam, but pepega players, aka most DPS Moiras, will deal EVEN less damage.”

The proposed changes aren’t with the intent to make her an aim-reliant hero. Instead, it would require a “slightly higher skill floor” for players to be effective with her.

Other people think that there needs to be more measures included in her kit that dissuade players from getting hyper-aggressive. The abilities let her chase isolated opponents with ease while having a pretty reliable escape option.

Moira DPS limits her heals since her resources are going to damage dealing purposes.

An alternate route to balancing Moira could be to give her scaling damage depending on how much she’s healed in the game.

“She should have to do healing to charge her damage,” user ‘FalmerEldritch’ explained. “Like have her do a flat 25 DPS if she hasn’t healed anyone in ten seconds, then charge up to a max of 50 DPS for a moment if she’s just spunked her whole healing capacity on heavily damaged tanks.”

While DPS Moira isn’t all that prevalent or broken, it could pose a problem for Overwatch teams if their healer is prioritizing being a damage dealer. The changes Blizzard has made to the hero might not be enough to deter the play-style, but the devs have plenty of inventive ways to try out if they want to look for a fix.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.