Overwatch Hero Counter List - text version

Overwatch Hero Counter List - text version

A counter list for each Overwatch hero (text version). Learn all the best counter picks and increase your winning chances. The list is updated periodically.

All the heroes have soft and hard counters, and while some matchups are pretty intuitive (such as Pharah’s weakness against hitscans), often it isn’t easy to figure out the right pick to counter a hero who is dominating our team.

I couldn’t find an updated and easy-to-read counter list, so I decided to create my own by gathering data from several sources. It will be updated periodically.

When selecting a counter, also keep into consideration the map and the best heroes in the current meta: the Tier Lists show the win rate of each hero by map in a competitive environment while the Meta Reports provide stats and insights based on pub games.

  • Latest update: May 5th, 2019

  • Feel free to contact me for any suggestion.

Note: This is the text version of the Overwatch counter list with a limited number of images (for slower smartphones). The original and complete version is available here.

Click on a hero to select quickly the respective counters.

Ana

Strong Against

Baptiste, Bastion, Lucio, Moira, Pharah, Roadhog, Torbjorn, Wrecking Ball, Zenyatta

Weak Against

Doomfist, D.Va, Genji, Tracer, Winston, Widowmaker

Ashe

Strong Against

Baptiste, Bastion, Mercy, Pharah, Torbjorn

Weak Against

Doomfist, D.Va, Genji, Hanzo, Reinhardt, Widowmaker, Wrecking Ball

Baptiste

Strong Against

D.Va, Junkrat, Moira, Torbjorn, Zarya

Weak Against

Ana, Ashe, Bastion, Doomfist, Hanzo, Mei, Orisa, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Widowmaker, Winston, Wrecking Ball

Bastion

Strong Against

Baptiste, Reinhardt, Winston, Wrecking Ball, Zarya

Weak Against

Ana, Ashe, D.Va, Genji, Hanzo, Junkrat, Pharah, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Tracer, Widowmaker, Zenyatta

Brigitte

Strong Against

D.Va, Genji, Tracer, Wrecking Ball

Weak Against

Junkrat, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Torbjorn, Widowmaker

D.Va

Strong Against

Ana, Ashe, Bastion, Hanzo, McCree, Mercy, Moira, Pharah, Torbjorn, Widowmaker, Winston

Weak Against

Baptiste, Brigitte, Doomfist, Junkrat, Mei, Reaper, Roadhog, Sombra, Zarya, Zenyatta

Doomfist

Strong Against

Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, D.Va, Genji, Reinhardt, Zenyatta

Weak Against

McCree, Orisa, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra

Genji

Strong Against

Ana, Ashe, Bastion, Hanzo, Junkrat, Mercy, Orisa, Torbjorn, Widowmaker, Zenyatta

Weak Against

Brigitte, Doomfist, Mei, Moira, Pharah, Roadhog, Winston, Zarya

Hanzo

Strong Against

Ashe, Baptiste, Bastion, Orisa, Reaper, Sombra, Torbjorn

Weak Against

D.Va, Genji, Tracer, Reinhardt, Widowmaker, Winston

Junkrat

Strong Against

Bastion, Brigitte, D.Va, Orisa, Reaper, Reinhardt, Sombra, Torbjorn, Tracer

Weak Against

Baptiste, Genji, Pharah, Widowmaker, Zarya

Lucio

Strong Against

None.

Weak Against

Ana, McCree, Pharah, Roadhog, Sombra, Winston

McCree

Strong Against

Doomfist, Lucio, Mercy, Moira, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Symmetra, Zenyatta

Weak Against

D.Va, Roadhog, Widowmaker, Winston

Mei

Strong Against

Baptiste, D.Va, Genji, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Sombra, Wrecking Ball, Mercy, Zenyatta

Weak Against

Pharah, Widowmaker, Zarya

Mercy

Strong Against

None.

Weak Against

Ashe, D.Va, Genji, McCree, Mei, Reaper, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Widowmaker, Tracer, Winston

Moira

Strong Against

Genji, Orisa, Reinhardt

Weak Against

Baptiste, Ana, D.Va, McCree

Orisa

Guide: How to counter Orisa

Strong Against

Baptiste, Doomfist, Soldier: 76, Torbjorn, Widowmaker

Weak Against

Genji, Hanzo, Moira, Junkrat, Reaper, Tracer

Pharah

Strong Against

Bastion, Brigitte, Doomfist, Genji, Lucio, Junkrat, Mei, Reaper, Reinhardt, Symmetra, Torbjorn, Zarya

Weak Against

Ana, Ashe, D.Va, McCree, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Zenyatta

Reaper

Strong Against

Brigitte, Doomfist, D.Va, Mercy, Orisa, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Sombra, Torbjorn, Winston, Wrecking Ball, Zarya, Zenyatta

Weak Against

Hanzo, Junkrat, Pharah, McCree, Widowmaker

Reinhardt

Guide: How to counter Reinhardt

Strong Against

Ashe, Hanzo, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker

Weak Against

Bastion, Doomfist, Junkrat, Mei, Moira, Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Torbjorn

Roadhog

Guide: How to counter Roadhog

Strong Against

Baptiste, Bastion, D.Va, Genji, Lucio, McCree, Mercy, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Torbjorn, Winston, Wrecking Ball

Weak Against

Ana, Mei, Reaper, Zarya, Zenyatta

Soldier: 76

Strong Against

Baptiste, Bastion, Mercy, Pharah, Torbjorn

Weak Against

Orisa, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Widowmaker

Sombra

Strong Against

Baptiste, Brigitte, D.Va, Doomfist, Lucio, Mercy, Reinhardt, Symmetra, Tracer, Wrecking Ball, Zenyatta

Weak Against

Hanzo, Junkrat, McCree, Mei, Reaper, Roadhog, Winston

Symmetra

Strong Against

None.

Weak Against

McCree, Pharah, Sombra, Widowmaker, Winston

Torbjorn

Strong Against

Tracer, Brigitte, Reinhardt, Winston, Wrecking Ball

Weak Against

Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, D.Va, Genji, Hanzo, Junkrat, Orisa, Pharah, Reaper, Roadhog, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Zarya

Tracer

Strong Against

Ana, Bastion, Hanzo, Mercy, Orisa, Zenyatta

Weak Against

Brigitte, Junkrat, Sombra, Torbjorn, Winston

Widowmaker

Strong Against

Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Bastion, Brigitte, Hanzo, Junkrat, McCree, Mei, Mercy, Pharah, Reaper, Soldier: 76, Symmetra, Torbjorn, Zenyatta

Weak Against

D.Va, Genji, Orisa, Reinhardt, Winston, Wrecking Ball

Winston

Guide: How to counter Winston

Strong Against

Ana, Baptiste, Genji, Hanzo, Lucio, McCree, Mercy, Sombra, Symmetra, Tracer, Widowmaker

Weak Against

Bastion, D.Va, Reaper, Roadhog, Torbjorn

Wrecking Ball

Strong Against

Ashe, Baptiste, Widowmaker

Weak Against

Ana, Bastion, Brigitte, Mei, Reaper, Roadhog, Sombra, Torbjorn

Zarya

Guide: How to Counter Zarya

Strong Against

D.Va, Genji, Junkrat, Mei, Roadhog, Torbjorn

Weak Against

Baptiste, Bastion, Pharah, Reaper, Zenyatta

Zenyatta

Strong Against

D.Va, Bastion, Pharah, Roadhog, Zarya

Weak Against

Ana, Doomfist, Genji, McCree, Mei, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer, Widowmaker

Header image and hero icons: Blizzard

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