Overwatch: Mercy Guide and Tips
Mercy is an Overwatch healer who takes quite some time to master but can make an incredible difference in battle - particularly when she finds a solid teammate to work with. Like Lucio, her weapon allows her to provide a friendly target with one of two different buffs. One of the beams it creates will heal her target nice and quickly over time, while the other instead boosts the target's damage output for as long as the beam is rolling. She's also the only Hero in Overwatch capable of resurrecting fallen comrades, thanks to her exceptionally powerful Ultimate ability.
There are a few more tried and tested tricks of the trade that will help you make a big impact when playing Mercy.
- Check the Resurrect indicator before hitting the Q button. It will show you how many of your friends will be brought back to life - you might be able to get more of them back if you head forwards just a little bit more! Do keep in mind that they may not benefit from being brought back to life, right where they'd been obliterated just moments before...
- No matter which direction you face, the beam from Mercy's weapon will still connect with its target. This allows you to keep scoping out local threats while still charging forwards with your friend and providing your exceptional buff.
- Resurrect is extremely powerful, but it will only land on a target that has been dead for 10 seconds or less, and is within 15 metres of Mercy. After the ten seconds is up, they will simply pop back into life at the spawn room.
- When it comes to your buff beams, you have a very brief window of opportunity to catch up with your friendly target if you break line of sight. If the beam disconnects for too long, you'll have to get it charged up and firing all over again.
- The healing element of the Caduceus Staff is not just good for healing up lost health points, it can also be used to restore your target's shield and armour elements. This can be an incredible way of keeping a Reinhardt - for example - in the game for longer.
- While you will spend the majority of your time wielding the Caduceus Staff, if there are no allies in sight and you can't fly to anyone, keep the pistol out. It might just save your life, although you need to be ready to switch over as soon as you have teammates nearby. You'll be much more use aiding them in battle then firing your own gun.