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Ranking the Best Support Heroes in Overwatch’s Latest Patch

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Overwatch’s latest patch (1.46) has shaken up the meta for heroes in each of the three roles, which affects heroes all across the game. For example, the nerfs to several of the different DPS heroes in the game have greatly affected which Tanks and Supports are viable as a result. Because each change in this patch affects so many different heroes, we have broken down which are currently the best in their role. Hopefully, this more detailed guide of each role can help players better operate in the current meta and win more games. For a more general look at all the heroes in the game, be sure to check out our March 2020 Overwatch Tier List.


The Best Support Hero

Lucio

It’s difficult to separate a few of the Support heroes in this current patch, however, Lucio is the one that seems to be just above the rest. He fits in well in Dive compositions alongside compositions featuring Reinhardt and seems to be overall a strong choice in every situation. Both Ana and Moira are close second choices for the game’s current top Support hero, so keep them equally in mind when queuing up for a match as well. To be quite honest, there are a few Supports that could contend for this top spot.

[Related: What Heroes are Currently Banned in Overwatch?]


Other top Supports

Moira
Ana
Brigitte
Baptiste

The four of these supports are all still strong options either as a duo or, better yet, alongside Lucio. They are all versatile, able to be played both behind shields and alongside dive tanks, and are all capable of escaping crowd control. This survivability seems to be the defining factor for support heroes at the moment, separating the good from the mediocre.  With DPS heroes like Mei, Doomfist and Reaper looming in backlines across all ELOs, it’s better to be able to escape than to be left without a raft. The gap for the best support is, again, much slimmer than it used to be due to the many Baptiste nerfs, so allow for versatility with these heroes.


Sub-Optimal Options

Zenyatta
Mercy

These last three supports have either lacked any form of buff in quite some time or simply struggle to put out solid healing compared to their comparable counterparts. But, each struggles currently in their own unique way. Zenyatta is too easily removed by heroes like D.Va in this patch and Mercy struggles to find value outside of pocketing a Pharah, who is less meta at the moment due to hitscan relevance. Each are just too weak on their own outside of niche situations.

Overall, there are still situations in which each of these supports can be played, this list is simply meant to rank how they fair in the current meta. Keep in mind that this is based across all skill ranges, attempting to consolidate one list all players could operate off of.

 

 


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Ranking the Best DPS Heroes in Overwatch's Latest Patch February 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm

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