"Properly" using Mercy's ult in Overwatch can close out rounds - Dexerto
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“Properly” using Mercy’s ult in Overwatch can close out rounds

Published: 27/May/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Mercy can have a big impact on team fights in Overwatch with a well-timed use for Valkyrie, but one sneaky play showed how even a botched ultimate ability can single-handedly win out a round.

There are many heroes in Blizzard’s team shooter who have high mobility and can reliably get around a comp or work flanks. Mercy is generally a key target to take down in a fight, and because of that, most players can’t rely on her insane Valkyrie-induced movement to go off on their own.

However, when a fight devolves on the Payload and the entire enemy team forgets that there’s a Mercy still in the air, that’s when there’s an opportunity to create unique backdoors.

That’s what redditor ‘Huri’ found out when they were racing to get to the frontlines of the battle. Moments after getting off initial heals, the player activates their Valkyrie – but by that time, their team was already retreating.

They joked that this was “how to properly use Mercy’s ult,” since they decided to stick around to test the other team’s combat awareness instead of falling back with the team.

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The effects of Valkyrie let Mercy stay above the sightlines enough to go unnoticed by the other team. It didn’t take long for the enemy faction to feel like they won enough ground to push up, leaving the Payload inches away from its mark.

That’s when the effects of the ult started to wear off for Huri, making them descend onto the objective with no one from the other team around.

Moments later, the Mercy, alongside their sneaky Sombra, managed to cap the Payload and end the round with a 3-0 advantage.

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“Turning a wasted ult to a winning one!” user ‘NymiNymi’ said in response to the clip. The play initially looked like Mercy had inadvertently used her ability, but whatever had triggered the need for it massively paid off, eventually.

While Mercy players shouldn’t always try to backdoor, the clip shows that even with a heated battle happening below there’s a chance to make something out of nothing with a bit of luck and negligence from the other side.

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Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.