Since the hero has been out for so long, plenty of players might already know the top 3 Mercy counters in Overwatch 2. But with metas always changing, sometimes there are new picks that might edge out some of the old ones.
So to help those players looking to step up their game against Mercy, Gamelevate has come out with this handy list. Here, we will go over one hero from each role and why they are one of the best in their role in this matchup.
So without further ado, here is what we believe to be the top 3 Mercy counters in Overwatch 2.
It might not be a shock to anyone, but Widowmaker is absolutely one of the top 3 Mercy counters in Overwatch 2. While some may say that Hanzo could edge her out, we have our reasons for picking her.
Her first major advantage is that her weapon is considered “hitscan”, meaning that the projectile reaches its target immediately. This is critical when up against Mercy, seeing as though she can move very quickly while mid-air. Being able to guarantee a hit and not have to predict where she might go makes taking her out much easier.
Another reason she is so strong here is her ultimate. Mercy oftentimes likes to hide around corners and dodge between obstacles to stay under cover. But while Widow’s ultimate is active, she can easily track Mercy and wait for her to come out of her hiding spot. After that, she can easily be taken out.
When it comes to tanks, Roadhog is a goliath in the fields of sustain and dealing damage. But there are some other reasons in particular that makes him so good against Mercy.
His prowess here lies in his being a very aggressive hero, even for a tank. His Chain Hook in particular is an incredible ability to have in this matchup.
With it, he can easily take Mercy out of the sky and pull her away from her team. Being such a strong healer, not having her to heal or revive will be a huge blow to the enemy.
Another great ability for him is his ultimate, Whole Hog. Since it has such staggering range and damage, it can easily stop Mercy from doing what she needs to. It can completely take out Mercy by killing her or pushing her away from her team.
And it can deal more damage than she can heal, making it impossible for her to help her team when under this attack.
Knowing all this, it’s no wonder Roadhog is one of the top 3 Mercy counters in Overwatch 2.
Regarding supports, Zenyatta has to be on the list of the top 3 Mercy counters in Overwatch 2.
Some might try and say there are others that could take his spot, but Zenyatta simply checks more boxes than the other supports.
First there are his Orbs. His Orb of Harmony does decent healing, albeit slow. But their range and quick transfer from hero to hero make it easy to keep multiple targets healthy.
That is something not even Mercy has. But that isn’t it. His Orb of Discord makes anyone plagued with it an instant target for Zen and his team.
Since it makes the target take more damage, it is only that much harder for Mercy to heal through it. And if the orb is placed in Mercy, then the enemy team will have to band together just to keep their healer safe.
There is also Zenyatta’s basic attack, Orb of Destruction. In order to be a proper counter to Mercy, a hero needs to be able to deal with any antics she might have effectively. And Zen’s basic attack deals with her very well.
Not only does it deal a lot of damage, but it can reach its target almost immediately. Zen can easily stop her when Mercy is in the air or trying anything sneaky.
A well-timed shot can take her low, but by charging the ability and landing a headshot, Mercy won’t be able to help her team as much as they might want her to.
The wrap up
While other heroes might be good into Mercy, they didn’t make it onto the list of the top 3 Mercy counters in Overwatch 2.
However, with new changes and updates constantly being made to the game, there might be a time when this list will need amendments. So trust Gamelevate to keep you updated when those changes go live. That way, you will always know what heroes to pick and how to counter them.
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