The release of Overwatch 2 has greeted both seasoned veterans and new players with a long list of surprises, both good and bad. However, with the addition of a new character in its support heroes list, the game effectively redeems itself.
Moreover, with the new patch released a few days ago, some of the heroes’ stats have been changed – including support heroes. Even though only Ana, Kiriko, and Mercy of the support heroes have been updated somewhat for the better, this changes where everyone stands,
If you’re wondering how this changes the support tier list, then you’re at the right place. This guide will help you pick the best support healers in Overwatch 2 by categorizing them into their respective tiers while discussing their ups and downs.
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Overwatch 2 support tier list
|Lucio, Kiriko, Ana
|Mercy, Zenyatta, Baptiste
Best Support: Lucio
In the pack of S-tier support heroes, the one ranking at the top is our beloved Lucio. His mobility acts as his greatest asset since it helps him gain a substantial amount of map control. His AoE heals act as the cherry on top since it perfects him as a secondary healer if another player assumes the role of the primary healer.
He can also create sound waves, which can knock heroes off the edge of the map, clearing points or getting some heat off of Lucio or allies. His ultimate compliments this ability since it can provide overheal in tight situations.
The wide variety present within his abilities grants him a great collection of assets. Lucio’s heals, however, are not the strongest, but he does counter them with an increased amount of tactical support and superior self-reliance than all other support heroes.
The addition of this new character has players looking left and right since Kiriko has already stolen the spotlight.
She can heal her teammates through her Healing Ofuda which tracks allies. However, her heals aren’t particularly strong and it takes time for talismans to travel to allies. They can also be blocked by environmental objects like walls if the target moves out of sight.
She does have a lot of supportive abilities which help her get the upper hand during combat if used correctly. One such ability is Swift Step since it allows her to teleport to an ally. This ability is especially useful if the player finds themselves in relatively tight situations.
Kiriko’s Protection Suzu grants invulnerability for a very small amount of time but that can be enough to survive when timed correctly. The Protection Suzu combined with Swift Step can be highly beneficial to keep a struggling tank alive.
Kiriko has some offensive potential as well with her Kunai’s allowing her to deal critical damage over a long range. However, their slow rate of fire makes using them quite challenging if your team is struggling for heals.
Kiriko’s ultimate is also particularly powerful since it allows her to increase her movement speed, attack speed, and cooldowns of allies who stay within the range of the Tori gates/Kitune’s path she puts down.
Ana is another top-tier support in the game, particularly due to her strong heals, which help her assume the role of the primary support that heals in any match.
Players choosing Ana must note that to fully utilize her abilities you need excel at sniping. This is a necessity since a player must snipe and aim at the same time to both damage and heal her opponents and teammates respectively.
She also possesses a grenade, which upon detonation, disables the opposer’s healing, while simultaneously increasing the strength of her teammates’ healing.
Another ability that helps Ana earn her rightful spot in the S-tier is her Sleep Dart. This ability is particularly dangerous since in a matter of seconds it can turn the tides on the battlefield.
Ana’s ultimate; Nano Boost, when paired with a tank like Reinhardt or DPS like Soldier 76 or Genji can easily wipe out most of the enemy team if not their entire squad. The Nano Boost instantly heals the target, and grants them bonus damage while also decreasing the damage they receive, making them into a one-man army.