As always, BlizzCon is filled with exciting news about Blizzard’s array of IPs. And as if the excitement couldn’t get any wilder, a new hero was revealed for their popular competitive shooter, Overwatch.
Moira O’Deorain, or simply Moira, is a new support hero that focuses on healing and high mobility. She is a genetecist working for terrorist organization Talon. She is also linked to Blackwatch, Overwatch’s spec ops group. You can check out her reveal trailer below.
All of her skills, except Fade which is a mobility/escape skill, seems to offer a healing and damage combo, if not a choice between the two. This skillset definitely makes her a little more technical and encourages team coordination. Game director Jeff Kaplan has said that Moira will be dishing out “a tremendous amount of damage and healing.”
Her last skill, Coalescence, charges a long-range beam that heals allies and deals damage to enemies. If it’s as good as it sounds on paper, you can imagine how a well-timed shot of this can easily turn a losing match to your team’s favor.
Moira will be the fifth character added to the game’s original roster, following the more damage-focused Doomfist.