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Top 5 Sigma ultimate combos to carry your ranked Overwatch games

Published: 9/Aug/2019 20:16 Updated: 9/Aug/2019 20:59

by Bill Cooney

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Sigma is the newest Overwatch hero and his ultimate is definitely powerful on it’s own, but can be even deadlier when combined with other hero’s abilities.

The 31st hero to join Overwatch, Sigma operates as a powerful tank hero who’s more than capable of dealing out large amounts of damage.

His Gravitic Flux ultimate ability lets Sigma lift up any enemy caught in the field for a few seconds before slamming them down onto the ground and players have found that it can be combined with quite a few other ultimates.

There are a lot more Sigma ultimate combos then we have room to write about, so here are five of the best ones we’ve found so far.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe age of Sigma has begun in Overwatch (or will, when he finally gets released from the PTR).

5. Doomfist and Sigma AKA The Sigma Slam Dunk

Doomfist and Sigma both have ultimates that target a specific area on the ground, where Sigma raises heroes up before smashing them, Doomfist’s Meteor Strike launches the hero down to deal damage.

But remember, Sigma’s ultimate slams enemies down too, so if you can get your timing down and have Doom’s ultimate hit at the same time opponents are being slammed by Sigma, you’re going to do a fair amount of damage.

Credit to TGN and OWTREYALP on YouTube for the clip.

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4. Sigma EMP

No matter what the Overwatch meta is, Sombra always seems to be able to sneak her way into team lineups and it doesn’t look like it will be any different when Sigma arrives from the PTR.

EMP and Gravitic Flux combine to both damage the enemy characters and prevent them from using any abilities, which should make them easy pickings for you and your team to clean up.

Credit to TGN and OWTREYALP on YouTube for this clip as well.

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3. Sigma & Wrecking Ball AKA the minefield suplex

Good news for all you Hammond fans out there, his ultimate goes great with Sigma’s as well.

On paper, this strategy is pretty simple: just roll under the enemy team while their up in the air, release your mines, then watch the fireworks when the opposing team gets slammed down into them.

In a pinch or if Hammond doesn’t have ultimate, you can also Piledrive into the enemy team when they come down – it might not finish them off, but it will soften them up quite a bit.

Credit to Titop on YouTube for the clip.

2. Sigma High Noon

Here’s one you may have seen before, but it’s definitely one of the more flashy Sigma ultimate combos.

This one is a pretty simple concept as well. Simply activate High Noon to start getting a lock, then have Sigma throw as many players as possible into the air before activating it.

Ideally you should be able to get at least a few kills as the enemy players try to figure out what the heck is going on.

Credit to Iceman9009 on YouTube for the clip.

1. Sigma D.Va Bomb

Last, but certainly not least we have D.Va’s Self Destruct paired with Sigma’s ultimate.

There are a few variations on how to pull this one off floating around out there, but the most effective way seems to be getting D.Va’s mech to explode either slightly above or below where enemies are being held in the air.

This prevents Brigitte or Reinhardt from being able to use their shield to block the damage (in theory), plus it just looks really cool.

Finally, all those hours D.Va mains have spent refining their Self destruct trajectories is paying off.

Credit to Reddit user NumerousHumor for the clip.

Like we said, there are plenty more heroes who can combine their ultimates with Sigma to devastating effect, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the meta game when he’s finally introduced.

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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.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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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.