Overwatch 2: Best counters for each Support Hero

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Overwatch 2 requires players to be strategic when choosing characters to eliminate their enemy team. Here are the best counters you can pick to gain the advantage against Support Heroes in Overwatch 2 Season 6.

Overwatch 2 Season 6 has introduced lots of changes to Blizard’s iconic FPS, especially with its Support Hero rooster. The current season has introduced Illari, a strong healer with high damage, and has also made some much-needed changes to Lifeweaver stats.

Picking a Support Hero can be vital when building your strategy in Overwatch 2, so you should keep in mind the main weaknesses and counters of each healer. With that said, here’s a list of all counters for each Support Hero in Overwatch 2 Season 6.

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Overwatch 2: All counters for each Support Hero

Overwatch 2 Support Heroes can be difficult to counter, especially when played strategically. Check here the best Tank, DPS, and other Support characters that can counter each Support Hero in the Season 6 meta.

AnaTank: Orisa, Winston, Ramattra, Doomfist
DPS: Echo, Genji, Pharah, Sombra, Tracer
Support: Lucio, Moira
BaptisteTank: Roadhog
DPS: Echo, Genji, Hanzo Pharah, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer, Widowmaker, Cassidy, Ashe
Support: Ana, Lucio
BrigitteTank: Bastion, D.Va
DPS: Cassidy, Echo, Genji, Junkrat, Pharah, Sombra, Tracer, Widowmaker, Hanzo
Support: Moira
KirikoTank: Wrecking Ball, Roadhog, Doomfist
DPS: Cassidy, Genji, Reaper, Tracer, Sombra, Mei, Sojourn
Support: Ana, Baptiste, Moira
IllariTank: D.Va, Orisa, Zarya
DPS: Genji, Sombra, Cassidy
Support: Baptiste, Lifeweaver, Lúcio
LúcioTank: Winston, Zarya
DPS: Ashe, Echo, Cassidy, Soldier 76, Symmetra, Torbjorn, Mei
Support: Moira
LifeweaverTank: Ramattra, Roadhog
DPS: Sombra, Widowmaker
Support: Mercy, Moira
MercyTank: Roadhog, Winston, Wrecking Ball
DPS: Ashe, Cassidy, Echo, Genji, Reaper, Soldier 76, Mei
Support: Ana, Baptiste, Moira
MoiraTank: Roadhog, Zarya
DPS: Ashe, Echo, Genji, Pharah, Mei, Sojourn, Sombra, Soldier 76, Widowmaker
Support: Ana
ZenyattaTank: D.Va, Sigma
DPS: Echo, Widowmaker, Pharah, Junkrat, Mei, Reaper, Tracer, Widowmaker
Support: Kiriko, Zenyatta

Overwatch 2: Counters for each Support Hero explained

Overwatch 2 Season 6 offers ten Support Heroes to pick from. While healers are famous for being squishy characters, they usually count with skills that can leave any character vulnerable and escape from any direct attack.

Here’s the list of the best counter Heroes that will work well against each Support Hero in Overwatch 2 Season 6 meta.

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Ana is famous for her lack of mobility in Overwatch 2 and can be easily targeted when she’s away from her team. Fast-paced Heroes are usually her weakness, since they’ll be hard to get with her Sleep Dart and leave her exposed to incoming attacks.

Players should be especially careful with DPS that can deal high damage in a short amount of time, such as Echo, Genji, Pharah, and Tracer.

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Ana needs strategic positioning to heal effectively while staying out of the way of danger.

It’s essential for Ana players to learn how to balance between her scoped and unscoped shooting, and how to be strategic when using skills, such as the Biotic Grenade, to get her out of trouble.

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In Overwatch 2, Baptiste greatly helps hitscan Heroes with his Amplification Matrix, so any character that can easily get around this skill usually poses a great danger for him.

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Baptiste will be especially challenged by high-mobility DPS Heroes.

While Sombra has no problem disabling his Immortality Field, DPS Heroes such as Genji, Tracer, Lucio, Echo, and Pharah can also avoid being targeted through his matrix. Widowmaker, Cassidy, and Ashe can also force Baptiste to reposition or use his immortality lamp early.


Brigitte is made to counter close-combat divers, so every character that can evade her Shield Bash and Whip Shot can get to her easily in Overwatch 2 matches.

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In order to counter Brigitte, DPS characters such as Pharah and Echo can be your go-to, but Junkrat and Moira will also help you get through her barrier shield.

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Brigitte can pose a serious threat in one-on-one combat in Overwatch 2.


Even though Kiriko is regarded as one of the top-tier Support Heroes in Overwatch Season 6, she’ll be in trouble every time she faces highly mobile DPS, such as Tracer, Sombra, and Genji.

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Kiriko is one of the best Support Heroes to assist the rest of the team in Overwatch 2.

Kiriko will also be susceptible to any character that can stun her and leave her unable to teleport or climb away, such as Mei, Ana, or Roadhog.

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Illari is still one of the strongest healers in Overwatch 2 Season 6, so any counter will need to be able to take a little damage when coming to get her. Tank Heroes like Orisa, Zarya, D.Va can manage to catch her, even beating her high mobility.

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Illari is the Support Hero introduced in Overwatch 2 Season 6.

For support, BaptisteLifeweaver, and Lucio are able to contain Illari while trying to get their health up.


Lúcio is also a favorite when picking a consistent Support Hero in Overwatch 2 who can survive on his own due to his high mobility. This means that hitscan Heroes like Soldier 76, Cassidy, and Ashe are the best to land shots while Lúcio is bouncing around when engaging in combat.

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Lúcio was one of the original healers launched in Overwatch.

Lúcio will also be greatly affected by auto-locking weapons, so choosing Symmetra, Moira or Torbjorn could be the bane of his existence. It’s worth mentioning that Mei can also disrupt his mobility and quickly finish him off.


Most of Lifeweaver’s skills can be easily countered by Sombra‘s hacking abilities in Overwatch 2 Season 6, making her the most effective Hero to counter him. His platform and grab abilities are also opportunities for Widowmaker to focus-target on her enemies.

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While Lifeweaver was introduced in Season 4, players are still requesting a change in his meta.

Soldier 76 can also shred through Lifeweaver’s health points easily, and any Tank that can give high damage in a short time will be able to easily knock out the Support Hero in every match.


Mercy is still an easy target in Overwatch 2 for any hitscan Heroes, such as Cassidy, Ashe, Echo, or Soldier 76. Mei will also greatly reduce her mobility when trying to glide from one teammate to another.

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Mercy works best in maps like Ilios, Dorado, Havana, New Junk City and Route 66 In Overwatch 2.

Heroes who can dive in and focuse on her, like Genji, Winston, Tracer, and Symmetra, also have an advantage, especially if they manage to trap Mercy in a corner.

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In Overwatch 2, Moira can easily be eliminated by burst fire characters like JunkratPharahSoldier 76 since they can beat her sustained self-heal.

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can stay out of the reach of Moira’s Biotic Grasp.

AnaMei, and Cassidy can also stun her out of her Coalescence ultimate, while Heroes like Mei or Zarya can easily restrict her movement (Moira can no longer Fade out of AoE ultimates like Zarya’s Graviton Surge).


While Zenyatta is still kind of a squishy Hero in Overwatch 2, his primary weapon can pose a threat even at medium range. However, AoE and burst fire DPS characters such as Pharah, Junkrat, and Tracer can eliminate him before landing his shots.

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Zenyatta works better in maps like Eichenwalde, Nepal and Numbani in Overwatch 2.

Since mobility is one of his main weaknesses, Zenyatta is usually an easy target for Heroes like Widowmaker, Ashe, Cassidy, and Hanzo. Fast, small-moving characters like Tracer and Genji can also focus down Zenyatta easily thanks to his lack of movement.

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